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Sample records for deuteron breakup mechanism

  1. Investigation of the intermediate-energy deuteron breakup reaction

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    Divadeenam, M.; Ward, T.E.; Mustafa, M.G.; Udagawa, T.; Tamura, T.

    1989-01-01

    The Udagawa-Tamura formalism is employed to calculate the proton singles both in the bound and unbound regions. Both the Elastic-Breakup (EB) and the Breakup-Fusion (BF) processes are considered to calculate the doubly-differential cross section for light and intermediate mass nuclei. The calculated spectra for 25 and 56 MeV deuterons reproduce the experimental spectra very well except for the spectra at large angle and at low energies, of the outgoing particle. Contributions due to precompound and evaporation processes are estimated to supplement the spectral results based on the Elastic-Breakup and Breakup-Fusion mechanisms. An extension of the model calculations to higher deuteron energies is being made to test the (EB + BF) model limitations. 5 refs., 1 fig.

  2. Deuteron-proton breakup at medium energies

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    Kistryn, St.; Stephan, E.

    2013-06-01

    Recently, the database for the breakup of a deuteron in collision with a proton has been significantly enriched in the domain of medium energies. High precision experimental data for the cross section, vector (proton)-analyzing power and vector- and tensor (deuteron)-analyzing powers were collected with detection systems covering a large part of the phase space of the 1H(vec d, pp)n and 2H(vec p, pp)n reactions. A series of experiments were carried out with deuteron beams with energies of 100, 130 and 160 MeV and proton beams with energies of 135 and 190 MeV, each of them providing a few hundred data points per observable, obtained on systematic grids of kinematical variables within the studied angular ranges. Usage of the multidetector systems with significant solid angle coverage provides not only very rich data sets but also a good opportunity for controlling the consistency of the results. The ways of exploiting all these advantages in high precision measurements are discussed. The experimental results are compared with the theoretical predictions, in which the full dynamics of the three-nucleon (3N) system is obtained in different ways: realistic nucleon-nucleon (NN) potentials are combined with model 3N forces (3NF) or with an effective 3N interaction resulting from the explicit treatment of the ?-isobar excitation. On top of the NN and 3N nuclear forces Coulomb interaction can be also included into the calculational framework. Relativistic calculations can be performed with realistic NN potentials alone. Alternatively, the chiral perturbation theory approach is used at the next-to-next-to-leading order with all relevant NN and 3N contributions taken into account, while at the next order without taking into account the corresponding 3NF contributions. Comparing the calculated observables with the experimental data shows the sensitivity of the cross sections to 3NFs and to Coulomb force effects, while there is no sensitivity of the deuteron vector analyzing powers to any additional dynamics beyond the NN forces. The behavior of the tensor analyzing powers and of the proton analyzing powers at higher energy is rather complicated, showing discrepancies between the calculations and the experimental data which must be considered as indications of deficiencies in the spin part of the assumed models of the 3N system dynamics. The richness of the database calls for a systematic survey of the results, therefore kinematical coordinates convenient for that purpose and certain methods of comparison to the theoretical calculations are discussed, together with signposts to future developments in the field of 3N system studies.

  3. Hard breakup of the deuteron into two {Delta} isobars

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    Granados, Carlos G.; Sargsian, Misak M.

    2011-05-15

    We study high-energy photodisintegration of the deuteron into two {Delta} isobars at large center of mass angles within the QCD hard rescattering model (HRM). According to the HRM, the process develops in three main steps: the photon knocks a quark from one of the nucleons in the deuteron; the struck quark rescatters off a quark from the other nucleon sharing the high energy of the photon; then the energetic quarks recombine into two outgoing baryons which have large transverse momenta. Within the HRM, the cross section is expressed through the amplitude of pn{yields}{Delta}{Delta} scattering which we evaluated based on the quark-interchange model of hard hadronic scattering. Calculations show that the angular distribution and the strength of the photodisintegration is mainly determined by the properties of the pn{yields}{Delta}{Delta} scattering. We predict that the cross section of the deuteron breakup to {Delta}{sup ++}{Delta}{sup -} is 4-5 times larger than that of the breakup to the {Delta}{sup +}{Delta}{sup 0} channel. Also, the angular distributions for these two channels are markedly different. These can be compared with the predictions based on the assumption that two hard {Delta} isobars are the result of the disintegration of the preexisting {Delta}{Delta} components of the deuteron wave function. In this case, one expects the angular distributions and cross sections of the breakup in both {Delta}{sup ++}{Delta}{sup -} and {Delta}{sup +}{Delta}{sup 0} channels to be similar.

  4. Neutrino Emissivities from Deuteron-Breakup and Formation in Supernovae

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    Nakamura, Satoshi X.

    2014-12-01

    Recently it was pointed out that there are abundant light clusters, such as deuteron, triton and helium, in supernova environment. An interesting question is how much neutrino emissions from these light clusters affect supernova explosion mechanism. To address this question through a supernova simulation, neutrino emissivities from these light clusters are necessary input. The deuteron is the simplest cluster, and occupy a substantial portion of the light cluster abundance. Thus in this work, we study neutrino emissions from electron/positron capture on the deuteron and the nucleon-nucleon fusion processes in the surface region of a supernova core. We evaluate these weak processes using one-nucleon impulse current supplemented by two-nucleon exchange-currents, and nuclear wave functions generated by a high precision nucleon-nucleon potential. We present the neutrino emissivities from the deuteron calculated for typical profiles of core-collapsed supernovae. These novel neutrino emissivities are compared with the standard neutrino emission mechanisms.

  5. Three-body break-up in deuteron-deuteron scattering at 65 MeV/nucleon

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    Ramazani-Moghaddam-Arani, A.; Amir-Ahmadi, H. R.; Biegun, A.; Joulaeizadeh, L.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.; Mardanpour, H.; Messchendorp, J. G.; Moeini, H.; Shende, S. V.; Bacher, A. D.; Bailey, C. D.; Stephenson, E. J.; Eslami-Kalantari, M.; Gasparic, I.; Kistryn, St.; Sworst, R.; Kozela, A.; Micherdzinska, A. M.; Stephan, E.

    2011-02-15

    In an experiment with a 65 MeV/nucleon polarized deuteron beam on a liquid-deuterium target at Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, several multibody final states in deuteron-deuteron scattering were identified. For these measurements, a unique and advanced detection system, called the Big Instrument for Nuclear-polarization Analysis, was utilized. We demonstrate the feasibility of measuring vector and tensor polarization observables of the deuteron break-up reaction leading to a three-body final state. The polarization observables were determined with high precision in a nearly background-free experiment. The analysis procedure and some results are presented.

  6. An auroral breakup mechanism

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    Maggs, J. E.

    1973-01-01

    A purely growing electrostatic drift instability driven by the electron temperature gradient at the inner edge of the plasma sheet can grow for large enough values of the temperature gradient. The parallel electric field associated with the instability is localized near the magnetic equator. The growth of the drift instability leads to enhanced whistler noise and increased electron pitch angle diffusion. If the current limit is exceeded in the ionosphere while the parallel electric field of the drift instability exists along the field line, rapid electron precipitation (the auroral breakup) can result.

  7. Polarization Transfer Coefficient Measurements in the Deuteron Breakup Reaction HYDROGEN-1(POLARIZED Deuteron, Polarized Proton)x at 2.1 GEV.

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    Cheung, Naipor Eric

    The polarization of the protons emerging at 0 ^circ from the inclusive deuteron breakup reaction ^1H(vec d,vec p)X was measured using a deuteron beam with kinetic energy of 2.1 GeV. The momentum of the protons was selected by the magnetic spectrometer SPES4 and the polarization was measured with the polarimeter POMME. This experiment was performed at eight different proton momenta. When those momenta are Lorentz transformed to the deuteron rest frame, they corresponded to values from 0.00 to 0.34 GeV/c. The result of the measurements is expressed in terms of polarization transfer coefficient which is defined as the ratio of the measured proton polarization P_{p} to the deuteron beam vector polarization P _{Z}:kappa_{o} = P_{p}/P_{Z}. The values of kappa_{o} decreased from 0.995 to -0.320 across the proton momentum range of this experiment. The trend of kappa_{o} is in general agreement with the expected behavior arising from the D state in the deuteron wave function. The impulse approximation predicts quite well the general shape of kappa_{o}. Multiple scattering and relativistic effect based on different models of reaction mechanism are discussed.

  8. Neutron Beams from Deuteron Breakup at the 88-Inch Cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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    McMahan, M.A.; Ahle, L.; Bleuel, D.L.; Bernstein, L.; Braquest, B.R.; Cerny, J.; Heilbronn, L.H.; Jewett, C.C.; Thompson, I.; Wilson, B.

    2007-07-31

    Accelerator-based neutron sources offer many advantages, in particular tunability of the neutron beam in energy and width to match the needs of the application. Using a recently constructed neutron beam line at the 88-Inch Cyclotron at LBNL, tunable high-intensity sources of quasi-monoenergetic and broad spectrum neutrons from deuteron breakup are under development for a variety of applications.

  9. Characterization of a tunable quasi-monoenergetic neutron beam from deuteron breakup

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    Bleuel, D. L.; McMahan, M. A.; Ahle, L.; Barquest, B. R.; Cerny, J.; Heilbronn, L. H.; Jewett, C. C.

    2007-08-01

    A neutron irradiation facility is being developed at the 88-inch cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for the purposes of measuring neutron reaction cross sections on radioactive targets and for radiation effects testing. Applications are of benefit to stockpile stewardship, nuclear astrophysics, next generation advanced fuel reactors and cosmic radiation biology and electronics in space. The facility will supply a tunable, quasi-monoenergetic neutron beam in the range of 10-30 MeV or a white neutron source, produced by deuteron breakup reactions on thin and thick targets, respectively. Because the deuteron breakup reaction has not been well studied at intermediate incident deuteron energies, above the target Coulomb barrier and below 56 MeV, a detailed characterization was necessary of the neutron spectra produced by thin targets. Neutron time-of-flight (TOF) methods have been used to measure the neutron spectra produced on thin targets of low-Z (titanium) and high-Z (tantalum) materials at incident deuteron energies of 20 MeV and 29 MeV at 0. Breakup neutrons at both energies from low-Z targets appear to peak at roughly half of the available kinetic energy, while neutrons from high-Z interactions peak somewhat lower in energy, owing to the increased proton energy due to breakup within the Coulomb field. Furthermore, neutron spectra appear narrower for high-Z targets. These centroids are consistent with recent preliminary proton energy measurements using silicon telescope detectors conducted at LBNL, though there is a notable discrepancy with spectral widths. Prospects for producing a tunable, quasi-monoenergetic neutron facility of 106-108 n/cm2/s at LBNL are promising.

  10. On reaction mechanisms involved in the deuteroninduced surrogate reactions

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    Avrigeanu, M.; Avrigeanu, V.; M?n?ilescu, C.

    2015-02-24

    An extended analysis of the nuclear reaction mechanisms involved within deuteron interaction with nuclei, namely the breakup, stripping, pick-up, pre-equilibrium emission, and evaporation from fully equilibrated compound nucleus, is presented in order to highlight the importance of the direct mechanisms still neglected in the analysis of deuteron-induced surrogate reactions. Particularly, the dominance of the breakup mechanism at low energies around the Coulomb barrier should be considered in the case of (d,x) surrogate reactions on actinide target nuclei.

  11. Systematic studies of the three-nucleon system dynamics in the deuteron-proton breakup reaction

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    K?os, B.; Ciepa?, I.

    2015-10-01

    Precise and large sets of data for cross section, vector and tensor analyzing powers for the 1H(d ?,pp)n breakup reaction were obtained in experiments carried out at KVI Groningen and FZ-Jlich at deuteron beam energies of 100 MeV, 130 MeV 160 MeV, 340 MeV, 380 MeV and 400 MeV. These experimental data obtained in a wide phase space region allowed to establish evidences for three-nucleon force contributions and to confirm predictions of sizable effect of the Coulomb force. They are very valuable for systematic studies of the effects and for understanding their role in few-nucleon system dynamics. The data can serve as valid tool for verification of rigorous theoretical calculations which currently are vividly developed. The studies of the 3N system dynamics in the breakup reaction with BINA detector are continued at the new Cyclotron Center Bronowice (Poland).

  12. Neutron-deuteron breakup reaction as a tool for studying neutron-neutron interactions

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    Konobeevski, E. S. Zuyev, S. V.; Mordovskoy, M. V.; Potashev, S. I.; Sharapov, I. M.

    2013-11-15

    An analysis of the most recent data on the reaction nd {yields} pnn revealed a serious discrepancy between theoretical predictions and cross sections measured for this reaction in various configurations where the role of neutron-neutron interactions is important. In view of this, it seems necessary both to develop theoretical approaches and to obtain new experimental data. For this purpose, a setup for studying the neutron-deuteron breakup reaction was created at the Institute for Nuclear Research on the basis of the neutron beam in the RADEX channel and deuterium targets. This facility makes it possible to perform experiments over a broad region of primary-neutron energies (10-60 MeV) and in various (final-state interaction, quasifree scattering, and spatial-star) configurations. Preliminary results of the respective experiment were obtained for configurations of final-state neutron-neutron interaction and quasifree neutron-neutron scattering.

  13. Faddeev calculation for breakup neutron-deuteron scattering at 14.1 MeV lab energy

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    Suslov, Vladimir; Braun, Mikhail; Filikhin, Igor; Slaus, Ivo; Vlahovic, Branislav

    2013-04-01

    A new computational method for solving nucleon-deuteron breakup scattering problem has been applied to study inelastic neutron-deuteron scattering in the framework of configuration-space Faddeev-Noyes-Noble-Merkuriev equations. This method is based on the spline-decomposition in angular variable and on a generalization of the Numerov method for hyperradius. The Merkuriev-Gignoux-Laverne approach has been generalized for arbitrary nucleon-nucleon potentials and arbitrary number of partial waves. Neutron-deuteron observables at the incident nucleon energy 14.1 MeV have been calculated using the charge-independent Argonne AV14 nucleon-nucleon potential. Results have been compared with those of other authors and with experimental nucleon-deuteron scattering data.

  14. Studies of the Three-Nucleon System Dynamics in the Deuteron-Proton Breakup Reaction

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    Ciepa?, I.; K?os, B.; Stephan, E.; Kistryn, St.; Biegun, A.; Bodek, K.; Deltuva, A.; Epelbaum, E.; Eslami-Kalantari, M.; Fonseca, A. C.; Golak, J.; Jha, V.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.; Kamada, H.; Khatri, G.; Kirillov, Da.; Kirillov, Di.; Kliczewski, St.; Kozela, A.; Kravcikova, M.; Machner, H.; Magiera, A.; Martinska, G.; Messchendorp, J.; Nogga, A.; Parol, W.; Ramazani-Moghaddam-Arani, A.; Roy, B. J.; Sakai, H.; Sekiguchi, K.; Sitnik, I.; Siudak, R.; Skibi?ski, R.; Sworst, R.; Urban, J.; Wita?a, H.; Zejma, J.

    2014-03-01

    One of the most important goals of modern nuclear physics is to contruct nuclear force model which properly describes the experimental data. To develop and test predictions of current models the breakup 1H(overrightarrow d, pp)n reaction was investigated experimentally at 100 and 130 MeV deuteron beam energies. Rich set of data for cross section, vector and tensor analyzing powers was obtained with the use of the SALAD and BINA detectors at KVI and Germanium Wall setup at FZ-Jlich. Results are compared with various theoretical approaches which describe the three-nucleon (3N) system dynamics. For correct description of the cross section data both, three-nucleon force (3NF) and Coulomb force, have to be included into calculations and influence of those ingredients is seizable at specific parts of the phase space. In case of the vector analyzing powers very low sensitivity to any effects beyond nucleon-nucleon interaction was found. At 130 MeV, the Axy data are not correctly described when 3NF models are included into calculations.

  15. Reexamining closed-form formulae for inclusive breakup: Application to deuteron- and 6Li-induced reactions

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    Lei, Jin; Moro, A. M.

    2015-10-01

    The problem of the calculation of inclusive breakup cross sections in nuclear reactions is reexamined. For that purpose, the post-form theory proposed by Ichimura, Austern, and Vincent [Phys. Rev. C 32, 431 (1985), 10.1103/PhysRevC.32.431] is revisited, and an alternative derivation of the nonelastic breakup part of the inclusive breakup is presented, making use of the coupled-channels optical theorem. Using the distorted-wave Born approximation (DWBA) version of this model, several applications to deuteron and 6Li reactions are presented and compared with available data. The validity of the zero-range approximation of the DWBA formula is also investigated by comparing zero-range with full finite-range calculations.

  16. Santilli’s hadronic mechanics of formation of deuteron

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    Dhondge, Sudhakar S.

    2015-03-10

    In the present communication a brief review of the structure of deuteron proposed by Professor Santilli [1, 2] and its physical properties have been presented. Although Deuteron is a simple molecule, quantum mechanics has been unable to explain its different properties like the spin, magnetic moment, binding energy, stability, charge radius, dipole moment, etc. However, the Hadronic Mechanics developed by Santilli and applied by him [1, 2] to deuteron has succeeded in explaining the above properties to the scientific satisfaction. Santilli proposed Deuteron as a three body system which could take care of all the insufficiencies of quantum mechanics.

  17. Measurement of the Reaction {sup 2}H(e,e{sup '}) at 180 deg. Close to the Deuteron Breakup Threshold

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    Ryezayeva, N.; Burda, O.; Byelikov, A.; Chernykh, M.; Enders, J.; Kalmykov, Y.; Neumann-Cosel, P. von; Poltoratska, I.; Pysmenetska, I.; Rathi, S.; Richter, A.; Schrieder, G.; Shevchenko, A.; Yevetska, O.; Arenhoevel, H.; Griesshammer, H. W.; Oezel, B.; Rangacharyulu, C.

    2008-05-02

    Inclusive inelastic electron scattering off the deuteron under 180 deg. has been studied at the S-DALINAC close to the breakup threshold at momentum transfers q=0.27 fm{sup -1} and 0.74 fm{sup -1} with good energy resolution sufficient to map in detail the spin flip M1 response, which governs the starting reaction pn{yields}d{gamma} of big-bang nucleosynthesis over most of the relevant temperature region. Results from potential model calculations and (for q=0.27 fm{sup -1}) from pionless nuclear effective field theory are in excellent agreement with the data.

  18. Measurement of the reaction 2H(e,e') at 180 degrees close to the deuteron breakup threshold.

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    Ryezayeva, N; Arenhövel, H; Burda, O; Byelikov, A; Chernykh, M; Enders, J; Griesshammer, H W; Kalmykov, Y; von Neumann-Cosel, P; Ozel, B; Poltoratska, I; Pysmenetska, I; Rangacharyulu, C; Rathi, S; Richter, A; Schrieder, G; Shevchenko, A; Yevetska, O

    2008-05-01

    Inclusive inelastic electron scattering off the deuteron under 180 degrees has been studied at the S-DALINAC close to the breakup threshold at momentum transfers q=0.27 fm;{-1} and 0.74 fm;{-1} with good energy resolution sufficient to map in detail the spin flip M1 response, which governs the starting reaction pn-->dgamma of big-bang nucleosynthesis over most of the relevant temperature region. Results from potential model calculations and (for q=0.27 fm;{-1}) from pionless nuclear effective field theory are in excellent agreement with the data. PMID:18518283

  19. Study of Breakup and Breakup-Fusion Mechanisms for Light and Heavy Ion Reactions.

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    Price, Daniel Rogers

    Recently, the study of both light and heavy ion breakup and breakup-fusion has generated a great deal of interest as an important reaction mechanism in nuclear reactions leading to the continuum. In order to calculate the breakup-fusion cross section, previous approaches depended upon the zero-range approximation as well as a peripheral assumption. A much better and rigorous formulation of the breakup-fusion calculation has been given by Kerman and McVoy (KM), and also by Udagawa and Tamura (UT). Both formulations give the same breakup-fusion cross section. The cross section derived by KM and UT is free of approximation such as the peripheral assumption, and for this reason provides a superior basis for the study of breakup-fusion. The aim of the present work is to perform a detailed study of the breakup and breakup-fusion processes based on the formalism developed by UT. This formalism is presented in great detail, as well as the method of performing actual numerical calculations. The previous approach is shown to be derived from that of UT by the introduction of four significant approximations. The advantage of the method of UT is then evident. Agreement with the high energy tail at large scattering angles for heavy ion breakup and breakup-fusion is demonstrated for the reaction ('181)Ta(('14)N,('4)He) at 115 MeV. The deep peripheral nature of the breakup -fusion process is demonstrated. The UT approach is applied to the case of high energy light ion breakup, in particular ('62)Ni(('4)He,('3)Hen) at 172.5 MeV. The experimental data is underestimated by two order of magnitude at forward angles. Agreement with experimental data from the previous approach of Baur and Trautmann is attributed to an accidental advantage from the approximations employed. The conclusion is then drawn that the transfer type mechanism that is assumed by the present study, as well as that of Baur and Trautmann, cannot be a dominant mechanism of the breakup of high energy light ions. Suggestions for alternate breakup mechanisms and future studies are made.

  20. Investigation of the Deuteron Breakup on Proton Target in the Forward Angular Region at 130 MeV

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    Ciepał, I.; Kłos, B.; Kistryn, St.; Stephan, E.; Biegun, A.; Bodek, K.; Deltuva, A.; Epelbaum, E.; Eslami-Kalantari, M.; Fonseca, A. C.; Golak, J.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.; Kamada, H.; Khatri, G.; Kirillov, Da.; Kirillov, Di.; Kliczewski, St.; Kozela, A.; Kravcikova, M.; Machner, H.; Magiera, A.; Martinska, G.; Messchendorp, J.; Nogga, A.; Parol, W.; Ramazani-Moghaddam-Arani, A.; Roy, B. J.; Sakai, H.; Sauer, P. U.; Sekiguchi, K.; Sitnik, I.; Siudak, R.; Skibiński, R.; Sworst, R.; Urban, J.; Witała, H.; Zejma, J.

    2015-10-01

    A set of differential cross-section data of the 1 H( d, pp)n breakup reaction at 130 MeV deuteron beam energy has been measured in the domain of very forward polar angles with the use of the Germanium Wall detector at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. The data obtained for over 1000 kinematical points (112 geometries) are compared with the theoretical predictions based on various models of the three-nucleon (3N) dynamics. They comprise: the realistic nucleon-nucleon potentials alone or combined with the three-nucleon force (3NF), the coupled-channel calculations with the explicit treatment of the Δ-isobar excitation and finally, the potentials derived from chiral perturbation theory. In the part of the phase space studied, the Coulomb interaction between protons has a strong impact on the differential cross section of the breakup reaction. The strongest Coulomb effects are found in regions where the relative energy of the two protons is the smallest. In these regions the data are well reproduced exclusively by calculations which include the electromagnetic repulsion between protons. In spite of the dominance of the Coulomb force in the phase space studied, the contribution of 3NF effects is also observed.

  1. Analysis of experimental data on doublet neutron-deuteron scattering at energies below the deuteron-breakup threshold on the basis of the pole approximation of the effective-range function

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    Babenko, V. A.; Petrov, N. M.

    2008-01-15

    On the basis of the Bargmann representation of the S matrix, the pole approximation is obtained for the effective-range function k cot {delta}. This approximation is optimal for describing the neutron-deuteron system in the doublet spin state. The values of r{sub 0} = 412.469 fm and v{sub 2} = -35 495.62 fm{sup 3} for the doublet low-energy parameters of neutron-deuteron scattering and the value of D = 172.678 fm{sup 2} for the respective pole parameter are deduced by using experimental results for the triton binding energy E{sub T}, the doublet neutron-deuteron scattering length a{sub 2}, and van Oers-Seagrave phase shifts at energies below the deuteron-breakup threshold. With these parameters, the pole approximation of the effective-range function provides a highly precise description (the relative error does not exceed 1%) of the doublet phase shift for neutron-deuteron scattering at energies below the deuteron-breakup threshold. Physical properties of the triton in the ground (T) and virtual (v) states are calculated. The results are B{sub v} = 0.608 MeV for the virtuallevel position and C{sub T}{sup 2} = 2.866 and C{sub v}{sup 2} = 0.0586 for the dimensionless asymptotic normalization constants. It is shown that, in the Whiting-Fuda approximation, the values of physical quantities characterizing the triton virtual state are determined to a high precision by one parameter, the doublet neutron-deuteron scattering length a{sub 2}. The effective triton radii in the ground ({rho}{sub T} = 1.711 fm) and virtual ({rho}{sub v} = 74.184 fm) states are calculated for the first time.

  2. Deuteron breakup effects in transfer reactions using a Weinberg state expansion method

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    Laid, A.; Tostevin, J.A.; Johnson, R.C. )

    1993-09-01

    At medium energies the distorted-wave Born approximation provides a much less reliable description of transfer reactions induced by composite projectiles. While use of the Johnson-Soper adiabatic method includes the dominant contributions from three-body breakup channels, recent experimental data have suggested the need for additional theoretical refinements. The use of Weinberg or Sturmian states provides a framework within which the adiabatic theory can be improved systematically. The results of the Weinberg states method are presented for the [sup 66]Zn([ital d],[ital p])[sup 67]Zn (g.s.; 5/2[sup [minus

  3. A PROPOSAL TO MEASURE THE CROSS SECTION OF THE SPACE STAR IN NEUTRON-DEUTERON BREAKUP IN A RECOIL GEOMETRY SETUP

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    Benjamin J. Crowe III

    2009-09-30

    Nucleon-deuteron (Nd) breakup is an important tool for obtaining a better understanding of three-nucleon (3N) dynamics and for developing meson exchange descriptions of nuclear systems. The kinematics of the nd breakup reaction enable observables to be studied in a variety of exit-channel configurations that show sensitivity to realistic nucleon-nucleon (NN) potential models and three-nucleon force (3NF) models. Rigorous 3N calculations give very good descriptions of most 3N reaction data. However, there are still some serious discrepancies between data and theory. The largest discrepancy observed between theory and data for nd breakup is for the cross section for the space-star configuration. This discrepancy is known as the “Space star Anomaly”. Several experimental groups have obtained results consistent with the “Space Star Anomaly”, but it is important to note that they all used essentially the same experimental setup and so their experimental results are subject to the same systematic errors. We propose to measure the space-star cross-section at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) using an experimental technique that is significantly different from the one used in previous breakup experiments. This technique has been used by a research group from the University of Bonn to measure the neutron-neutron scattering length. There are three possible scenarios for the outcome of this work: 1) the new data are consistent with previous measurements; 2) the new data are not in agreement with previous measurements, but are in agreement with theory; and 3) the new data are not in agreement with either theory or previous measurements. Any one of the three scenarios will provide valuable insight on the Space Star Anomaly.

  4. Droplet Breakup Mechanisms in Air-blast Atomizers

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    Aliabadi, Amir Abbas; Taghavi, Seyed Mohammad; Lim, Kelly

    2011-11-01

    Atomization processes are encountered in many natural and man-made phenomena. Examples are pollen release by plants, human cough or sneeze, engine fuel injectors, spray paint and many more. The physics governing the atomization of liquids is important in understanding and utilizing atomization processes in both natural and industrial processes. We have observed the governing physics of droplet breakup in an air-blast water atomizer using a high magnification, high speed, and high resolution LASER imaging technique. The droplet breakup mechanisms are investigated in three major categories. First, the liquid drops are flattened to form an oblate ellipsoid (lenticular deformation). Subsequent deformation depends on the magnitude of the internal forces relative to external forces. The ellipsoid is converted into a torus that becomes stretched and disintegrates into smaller drops. Second, the drops become elongated to form a long cylindrical thread or ligament that break up into smaller drops (Cigar-shaped deformation). Third, local deformation on the drop surface creates bulges and protuberances that eventually detach themselves from the parent drop to form smaller drops.

  5. Mechanism of Deuteron Cluster Fusion by Eqpet Model

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    Takahashi, Akito

    2005-12-01

    The present paper makes deepened modeling for the mechanism of transient Bose-type condensation for 4D and 8D clusters with electrons from Pd 4d-shell in PdDx lattice dynamics. Formation of quadruplet e*(4,4) electronic quasi-particle and octal-coupling e*(8,8) around lattice focal points with D-clusters which realize super screening for d-d and d-cluster Coulomb barrier is modeled for tetrahedral and octahedral symmetric condensations and discussed. Based on the electronic quasi-particle expansion theory (EQPET), modal fusion rates which are composed of 2D, 3D, 4D and 8D fusion rates with characteristic values for each mode are estimated for the tetrahedral and octahedral symmetric condensations. Based on given modal fusion rates we can estimate macroscopic cluster fusion rates (f/s/cm3) by knowing time-averaged values of D-cluster densities. Several to few 100 W/cm3 level fusion rates for 4D and 8D can be foreseen with major ash of 4He and a variety of secondary transmutation reactions, and neutron production rate by 2D fusion will be with 10-12 orders smaller magnitude than that of 4He production. Neutrons are therefore hardly visible in deuteron cluster fusion in condensed matter.

  6. Deuteron breakup pd->(pp){sub s}n with forward emission of a fast {sup 1}S{sub 0} diproton

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    Dymov, S.; Yaschenko, S.; Komarov, V.; Macharashvili, G.; Uzikov, Yu.; Azarian, T.; Kulikov, A.; Kurbatov, V.; Merzliakov, S.; Zalikhanov, B.; Zhuravlev, N.; Imambekov, O.; Buescher, M.; Hartmann, M.; Hejny, V.; Kacharava, A.; Nekipelov, M.; Ohm, H.; Rathmann, F.; Seyfarth, H.

    2010-04-15

    The deuteron breakup reaction pd->(pp){sub s}n, where (pp){sub s} is a fast proton pair emitted in forward direction with small excitation energy E{sub pp}<3 MeV, has been studied at proton beam energies of 0.5-2.0 GeV using the ANKE spectrometer at COSY-Juelich. The differential c.m. cross sections are measured in complete kinematics and provide angular distributions of the neutron emission angle in the range theta{sub n}=168 deg. - 180 deg., the dependence on beam energy at theta{sub n}=180 deg., angular distributions of the direction of the proton in the pp rest frame, and distributions of the excitation energy E{sub pp} of the proton pair. The obtained data are analyzed on the basis of theoretical models previously developed for the pd->dp process in a similar kinematics and properly modified for the diproton channel in pd->(pp){sub s}n. It is shown that the measured observables are highly sensitive to the short-range part of the nucleon-nucleon interaction.

  7. Vector analyzing powers of the deuteron-proton elastic scattering and breakup at 100 MeV

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    Stephan, E.; Kistryn, St.; Biegun, A.; Bodek, K.; Ciepa?, I.; Deltuva, A.; Eslami-Kalantari, M.; Fonseca, A. C.; Gaspari?, I.; Golak, J.; Joulaeizadeh, L.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.; Kamada, H.; K?os, B.; Kozela, A.; Messchendorp, J. G.; Moeini, H.; Nogga, A.; Parol, W.; Ramazani-Moghaddam-Arani, A.; Skibi?ski, R.; Sworst, R.; Wilczek, A.; Wita?a, H.; Zejma, J.

    2013-03-01

    High-quality vector analyzing power data for the 1 H( d,pp)n breakup reaction and elastic scattering at 100MeV beam energy have been measured in a large part of the phase space for these processes. The results are compared to theoretical predictions obtained using the charge-dependent Bonn potential alone or combined with the three-nucleon force TM99 as well as to the results of calculations in the coupled-channel approach, with or without the inclusion of the Coulomb interaction. In the studied observables, effects of the 3NF and the Coulomb force are almost absent. The pairwise NN interactions alone are sufficient to describe the experimental results.

  8. Mechanism of Water Droplet Breakup near the Leading Edge of an Airfoil

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    Vargas, Mario; Sor, Suthyvann; Magarino, Adelaida Garcia

    2012-01-01

    This work presents results of an experimental study on droplet deformation and breakup near the leading edge of an airfoil. The experiment was conducted in the rotating rig test cell at the Instituto Nacional de T cnica Aeroespacial (INTA) in Madrid, Spain. The airfoil model was placed at the end of the rotating arm and a monosize droplet generator produced droplets that fell from above, perpendicular to the path of the airfoil. The interaction between the droplets and the airfoil was captured with high speed imaging and allowed observation of droplet deformation and breakup as the droplet approached the airfoil near the stagnation line. Image processing software was used to measure the position of the droplet centroid, equivalent diameter, perimeter, area, and the major and minor axes of an ellipse superimposed over the deforming droplet. The horizontal and vertical displacement of each droplet against time was also measured, and the velocity, acceleration, Weber number, Bond number, Reynolds number, and the drag coefficients were calculated along the path of the droplet to the beginning of breakup. Droplet deformation is defined and studied against main parameters. The high speed imaging allowed observation of the actual mechanism of breakup and identification of the sequence of configurations from the initiation of the breakup to the disintegration of the droplet. Results and comparisons are presented for droplets of diameters in the range of 500 to 1800 micrometers, and airfoil velocities of 70 and 90 meters/second.

  9. Mechanism of Water Droplet Breakup Near the Leading Edge of an Airfoil

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    Vargas, Mario; Sor, Suthyvann; Magarino, Adelaida, Garcia

    2012-01-01

    This work presents results of an experimental study on droplet deformation and breakup near the leading edge of an airfoil. The experiment was conducted in the rotating rig test cell at the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (INTA) in Madrid, Spain. The airfoil model was placed at the end of the rotating arm and a monosize droplet generator produced droplets that fell from above, perpendicular to the path of the airfoil. The interaction between the droplets and the airfoil was captured with high speed imaging and allowed observation of droplet deformation and breakup as the droplet approached the airfoil near the stagnation line. Image processing software was used to measure the position of the droplet centroid, equivalent diameter, perimeter, area, and the major and minor axes of an ellipse superimposed over the deforming droplet. The horizontal and vertical displacement of each droplet against time was also measured, and the velocity, acceleration, Weber number, Bond number, Reynolds number, and the drag coefficients were calculated along the path of the droplet to the beginning of breakup. Droplet deformation is defined and studied against main parameters. The high speed imaging allowed observation of the actual mechanism of breakup and identification of the sequence of configurations from the initiation of the breakup to the disintegration of the droplet. Results and comparisons are presented for droplets of diameters in the range of 500 to 1800 microns, and airfoil velocities of 70 and 90 m/sec.

  10. Measurement of tensor polarization of deuterons from 3He → d + p breakup at internal momenta up to 0.4 GeV/c

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    Sitnik, I. M.; Perdrisat, C. F.; Tomasi-Gustafsson, E.; Ball, J.; Bimbot, L.; Bisson, Y.; Boivin, M.; Borzunov, Yu T.; Boyard, J. L.; Courtat, Ph; Gacougnolle, R.; Garçon, M.; Golovanov, L. B.; Hennino, T.; Jones, M. K.; Kunne, R.; Malinina, L. V.; Nedev, S.; Piskunov, N. M.; Punjabi, V.; Sans, J. L.; Skowron, R.; Strokovsky, E. A.; Yonnet, J.

    2011-05-01

    The tensor polarization (ρ20) of deuterons emitted in the p(3He,d)X reaction at 0° in the lab. system was measured at the Saturne National Laboratory in Saclay, using the SPES-4 spectrometer with the HYPOM polarimeter in the area of its focal plane. The momentum of the detected deuterons was kept fixed at 3.77 GeV/c, while the momentum of the 3He beam was varied from 4.60 to 5.66 GeV/c, thus providing a range of internal momenta k of the deuteron inside the 3He from 0 up to 0.4 GeV/c. The obtained data are compared with the theoretical predictions.

  11. Measurement of tensor polarization of deuterons from 3He→d+p breakup at momenta from 4.60 to 5.66 GeV/c

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    Sitnik, I. M.; Perdrisat, C. F.; Tomasi-Gustafsson, E.; Ball, J.; Bimbot, L.; Bisson, Y.; Boivin, M.; Borzunov, Yu. T.; Boyard, J. L.; Courtat, Ph.; Gacougnolle, R.; Golovanov, L. B.; Hennino, T.; Jones, M. K.; Kunne, R.; Malinina, L. V.; Nedev, S.; Piskunov, N. M.; Punjabi, V.; Sans, J. L.; Skowron, R.; Strokovsky, E. A.; Yonnet, J.

    2011-09-01

    The tensor polarization ρ20 of deuterons emitted in the 1H(3He,d↔)X reaction at 0∘ in the laboratory system was measured at the Saturne National Laboratory in Saclay using the SPES-4 spectrometer with the HYPOM polarimeter located downstream from its focal plane. The momentum of the detected deuterons was kept fixed at 3.77 GeV/c, while the momentum of the 3He beam was varied from 4.60 to 5.66 GeV/c, thus providing a range of internal momenta k of the deuteron in 3He from 0 up to 0.4 GeV/c. The data obtained are compared with theoretical predictions.

  12. The absence of a dense potential core in supercritical injection: A thermal break-up mechanism

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    Banuti, Daniel T.; Hannemann, Klaus

    2016-03-01

    Certain experiments in quasi-isobaric supercritical injection remain unexplained by the current state of theory: Without developing a constant value potential core as expected from the mechanical view of break-up, density is observed to drop immediately upon entering the chamber. Furthermore, this phenomenon has never been captured in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) despite having become a de facto standard case for real fluid CFD validation. In this paper, we present strong evidence for a thermal jet disintegration mechanism (in addition to classical mechanical break-up) which resolves both the theoretical and the computational discrepancies. A new interpretation of supercritical jet disintegration is introduced, based on pseudo-boiling, a nonlinear supercritical transition from gas-like to liquid-like states. We show that thermal disintegration may dominate classical mechanical break-up when heat transfer takes place in the injector and when the fluid state is sufficiently close to the pseudo-boiling point. A procedure which allows to capture subsided cores with standard CFD is provided and demonstrated.

  13. Toward understanding the breakup mechanism of triatomic molecular ions in an intense laser field

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    Ablikim, Utuq; Zohrabi, Mohammad; Jochim, Bethany; Carnes, Kevin; Ben-Itzhak, Itzik

    2012-06-01

    Studies of laser-induced dissociation and ionization of triatomic molecular ions is a key step toward understanding the breakup mechanisms of complex systems in an intense laser field. This study is focused on two questions: (1) Does a triatomic molecular ion XY2^+ bend during the interaction with a strong ultra-short laser field? (2) What is the preferred dissociation or ionization alignment relative to the laser polarization of such molecular ions? We implement a coincidence three dimensional momentum imaging technique, which allows us to measure all the neutral and charged fragments of any breakup channels of a triatomic molecular ion in coincidence. For example, we have studied a CO2^+ ion beam, exposing it to intense 30 fs, 790 nm laser pulses with intensity up to 10^15 W/cm^2, in order to address the above questions.

  14. Characterization of jet breakup mechanisms observed from simulant experiments of molten fuel penetrating coolant. Technical progress report, FY 1992

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    Jones, B.G.

    1992-08-01

    The goal of this research program has been to add to our understanding of the breakup of molten fuel jets penetrating reactor coolant. Easily handled working fluids are used to simulate fuel jet breakup, so that detailed observations may be obtained from a relatively large number of experiments. The tools used for observing this behavior are high speed notion picture photography, Flash X-radiography, and X-ray cine. Jet breakup lengths are determined from motion pictures; the mechanisms by which the jets are fragmented may be inferred from radiographs.

  15. Fracture Mechanical Analysis of Frost Wedging in Ice Shelves as Break-Up Mechanism

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    Plate, Carolin; Humbert, Angelika; Gross, Dietmar; Mller, Ralf

    2013-04-01

    Disintegration events in ice shelves have been the subject of extensive investigations in the past years, however comprehensive explanations applicable to a majority of events are still missing. A popular assumption made by Scambos et al. (2000) [1] links disintegration events to a general thinning of the ice shelf in conjunction with growing melt-water ponds leading to hydro fractures. This explanation seems reasonable for break-up events that happened in Antarctic summers. Large parts of the Wilkins Ice Shelf, however broke-up in fall and winter periods. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to analyse the possibility of frost wedging of water filled surface crevasses in an ice shelf as a source of break-up events. Configurational forces are used to assess crack criticality. The simulations are performed on a 2-dimensional single crack with a mode-I type load, body forces and additional crack-face pressure due to freezing of the water. Depth-dependent density profiles are considered. The relevant parameters, Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio and external loading are obtained from literature, remote sensing data analysis and modelling of the ice dynamics. The investigation is performed using the finite element software COMSOL. The simulations show that in comparison to water filled crevasses without ice, thin layers of frozen water may lead to a decreasing criticality at the crack tip as long as the ice 'bridge' is allowed to take tensile loads. An increasing crack criticality can be seen for thicker layers of ice. The results are compared to findings from previous finite element analyses of dry and water filled cracks as presented in Plate et al. (2012) [2]. [1] Scambos, T., Hulbe, C., Fahnestock, M., & Bohlander, J. (2000). The link between climate warming and break-up of ice shelves in the Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Glaciology, 46(154), 516-530. [2] Plate, C., Mller, R., Humbert, A., & Gross, D. (2012). Evaluation of the criticality of cracks in ice shelves using finite element simulations. The Cryosphere, 6(5), 973-984.

  16. The role of mechanical heterogeneities during continental breakup: a 3D lithospheric-scale modelling approach

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    Duclaux, Guillaume; Huismans, Ritske S.; May, Dave

    2015-04-01

    How and why do continents break? More than two decades of analogue and 2D plane-strain numerical experiments have shown that despite the origin of the forces driving extension, the geometry of continental rifts falls into three categories - or modes: narrow rift, wide rift, or core complex. The mode of extension itself is strongly influenced by the rheology (and rheological behaviour) of the modelled layered system. In every model, an initial thermal or mechanical heterogeneity, such as a weak seed or a notch, is imposed to help localise the deformation and avoid uniform stretching of the lithosphere by pure shear. While it is widely accepted that structural inheritance is a key parameter for controlling rift localisation - as implied by the Wilson Cycle - modelling the effect of lithospheric heterogeneities on the long-term tectonic evolution of an extending plate in full 3D remains challenging. Recent progress in finite-element methods applied to computational tectonics along with the improved accessibility to high performance computers, now enable to switch from plane strain thermo-mechanical experiments to full 3D high-resolution experiments. Here we investigate the role of mechanical heterogeneities on rift opening, linkage and propagation during extension of a layered lithospheric systems with pTatin3d, a geodynamics modeling package utilising the material-point-method for tracking material composition, combined with a multigrid finite-element method to solve heterogeneous, incompressible visco-plastic Stokes problems. The initial model setup consists in a box of 1200 km horizontally by 250 km deep. It includes a 35 km layer of continental crust, underlaid by 85 km of sub-continental lithospheric mantle, and an asthenospheric mantle. Crust and mantle have visco-plastic rheologies with a pressure dependent yielding, which includes strain weakening, and a temperature, stress, strain-rate-dependent viscosity based on wet quartzite rheology for the crust, and wet olivine for the mantle. A constant extension rate is imposed on two opposite walls in the horizontal direction; the model' surface evolves freely; an isostatic boundary condition is imposed on the bottom wall. We explore a range of weak notches geometries, as well as the presence of random noise across a central region of the model. We compare the evolution of the geometry of the surface rift segments, their linkage and faults propagation during ongoing extension. These models allow us to assess the importance of mechanical heterogeneities for controlling passive margin geometries, and to precise the underlying physics governing continental breakup.

  17. Level density and mechanism of deuteron-induced reactions on 54,58,56Fe

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    Ramirez, A. P. D.; Voinov, A. V.; Grimes, S. M.; Byun, Y.; Brune, C. R.; Massey, T. N.; Akhtar, S.; Dhakal, S.; Parker, C. E.

    2015-07-01

    Deuteron elastic cross sections, as well as neutron, proton, and ? -particle emission spectra, from d + 54,58,56Fe reactions have been measured with deuteron beam energies of 5, 7, and 9 MeV. Optical model parameters have been tested against our experimental data. The fraction of total reaction cross section responsible for the formation of compound nuclei has been deduced from the angular distributions. The degree of discrepancy between calculated and experimental compound cross sections was found to increase with increasing neutron number. The nuclear level densities of the residual nuclei 57Co, 55Co, 57Fe, 55Fe, 52Mn, 54Mn have been deduced from the compound double differential cross sections. The Gilbert-Cameron model with Iljinov parameter systematics [A. S. Iljinov and M. V. Mebel, Nucl. Phys. A 543, 517 (1992)], 10.1016/0375-9474(92)90278-R was found to have a good agreement with our results.

  18. The Breakup Mechanism and the Spray Pulsation Behavior of a Three-Stream Atomizer

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    Ng, Chin; Dord, Anne; Aliseda, Alberto

    2011-11-01

    In many processes of industrial importance, such as gasification, the liquid to gas mass ratio injected at the atomizer exceeds the limit of conventional two-fluid coaxial atomizers. To maximize the shear rate between the atomization gas and the liquid while maintaining a large contact area, a secondary gas stream is added at the centerline of the spray, interior to the liquid flow, which is annular in this configuration. This cylindrical gas jet has low momentum and does not contribute to the breakup process, which is still dominated by the high shear between the concentric annular liquid flow and the high momentum gas stream. The presence of two independently controlled gas streams leads to the appearance of a hydrodynamic instability that manifests itself in pulsating liquid flow rates and droplet sizes. We study the dependency of the atomization process on the relative flow rates of the three streams. We measure the size distribution, droplet number density and total liquid volumetric flow rate as a function of time, for realistic Weber and Ohnesorge numbers. Analysis of the temporal evolution of these physical variables reveals the dominant frequency of the instability and its effect on the breakup and dispersion of droplets in the spray. We present flow visualization and Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer results that provide insight into the behavior of this complex coaxial shear flow.

  19. The Breakup

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    Lum, Lydia

    2011-01-01

    This article reports on the breakup between Texas Southmost College (TSC) and the upper-division University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB). The split marks the official end of an unusual 20-year partnership between TSC and the University of Texas System that, for the first time, ushered four-year university education into overwhelmingly Latino

  20. The Breakup

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    Lum, Lydia

    2011-01-01

    This article reports on the breakup between Texas Southmost College (TSC) and the upper-division University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB). The split marks the official end of an unusual 20-year partnership between TSC and the University of Texas System that, for the first time, ushered four-year university education into overwhelmingly Latino…

  1. Coulomb breakup of 6Li into α+d in the field of a 208Pb ion

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    Irgaziev, B. F.; Nabi, Jameel-Un; Khan, Darwaish

    2011-12-01

    The triple differential cross section of the 208Pb(6Li,αd)208Pb quasielastic breakup is calculated at a collision energy of 156 MeV and a scattering angle range of 2∘-6∘. We fit the parameters of the Woods-Saxon potential using the experimental α-d phase shifts for different states to describe the relative motion of the α particle and deuteron. To check the validity of the two particle approach for the α-d system, we apply a potential model to describe the 2H(α,γ)6Li radiative capture. We calculate the Coulomb breakup using the semiclassical method while an estimation of the nuclear breakup is made on the basis of the diffraction theory. A comparison of our calculation with the experimental data of Kiener [Phys. Rev. CPRVCAN0556-281310.1103/PhysRevC.44.2195 44, 2195 (1991)] gives evidence for the dominance of the Coulomb dissociation mechanism and the contribution of nuclear distortion, but is essentially smaller than the value reported by Hammache [Phys. Rev. CPRVCAN0556-281310.1103/PhysRevC.82.065803 82, 065803 (2010)]. The results of our calculation for the triple cross sections (contributed by the Coulomb and nuclear mechanisms) of the 6Li breakup hint toward a forward-backward asymmetry in the relative direction of the α particle and deuteron emission, especially at smaller scattering angles, in the 6Li center-of-mass (c.m.) system.

  2. Description of Jet Breakup

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    Papageorgiou, Demetrios T.

    1996-01-01

    In this article we review recent results on the breakup of cylindrical jets of a Newtonian fluid. Capillary forces provide the main driving mechanism and our interest is in the description of the flow as the jet pinches to form drops. The approach is to describe such topological singularities by constructing local (in time and space) similarity solutions from the governing equations. This is described for breakup according to the Euler, Stokes or Navier-Stokes equations. It is found that slender jet theories can be applied when viscosity is present, but for inviscid jets the local shape of the jet at breakup is most likely of a non-slender geometry. Systems of one-dimensional models of the governing equations are solved numerically in order to illustrate these differences.

  3. New tectonic data constrain the mechanisms of breakup along the Gulf of California

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    Bot, Anna; Geoffroy, Laurent; Authemayou, Christine; Graindorge, David

    2014-05-01

    The Gulf of California is resulting from an oblique-rift system due to the separation of the Pacific and the North American plates in the ~N110E to ~N125E trend. The age, nature and orientation of strain which ended with continental break-up and incipient oceanization at ~3.6 Ma, is largely misunderstood. It is generally proposed that early stages of extension began at around 12 Ma with strain partitioning into two components: a pure ENE directed extension in the Gulf Extensional Province (which includes Sonora and the eastern Baja California Peninsula in Mexico) and a dextral strike-slip displacement west of the Baja California Peninsula along the San Benito and Tosco-Abreojos faults. This evolution would have lasted ~5-6 Ma when a new transtensional strain regime took place. This regime, with extension trending ~N110E +/-10 , led to the final break-up and the subsequent individualization of a transform-fault system and subordoned short oceanic ridges. This two-steps interpretation has recently been challenged by authors suggesting a continuous transtensional extension from 12Ma in the trend of the PAC-NAM plates Kinematic. We question both of those models in term of timing and mode of accommodation basing ourselves on field investigations in Baja California Sur (Mexico). The volcano-sedimentary formations of the Comond group dated 25 to 20 Ma exhibit clear examples of syn-sedimentary and syn-magmatic extensive deformations. This extension, oriented N65 E+/-15 , is proposed to initiate during the Magdalena Plate subduction. It would be related to the GOC initialization. In addition to this finding, we present tectonic and dating evidences of complex detachment-faulting tectonics varying in trend and kinematics with time and space for the development to the south of Baja California Sur. The extension associated with the early detachment-fault system trended ~N110E. From ~17 Ma to, probably, ~7-8 Ma, this extension controlled the early development of the San Jose del Cabo and the coeval footwall exhumation of large Cretaceous basement blocks (such as the Sierra Laguna). This detachment tectonics is overprinted by a more recent detachment-type tectonic evolution, localized alongshore the GOC, with coeval development of Pliocene basins. At this stage, extension was trending N75E +/-10 , i.e. close to GOC-normal. We discuss the geodynamical interpretation of all those new results in terms of forces driving the obliquity of rifts.

  4. Low and medium energy deuteron-induced reactions on {sup 63,65}Cu nuclei

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    Simeckova, E.; Bem, P.; Honusek, M.; Stefanik, M.; Fischer, U.; Simakov, S. P.; Forrest, R. A.; Koning, A. J.; Sublet, J.-C.; Avrigeanu, M.; Roman, F. L.; Avrigeanu, V.

    2011-07-15

    The activation cross sections of (d,p), (d,2n), (d,3n), and (d,2p) reactions on {sup 63,65}Cu were measured in the energy range from 4 to 20 MeV using the stacked-foil technique. Then, following the available elastic-scattering data analysis that provided the optical potential for reaction cross-section calculations, an increased effort was devoted to the breakup mechanism, direct reaction stripping, and pre-equilibrium and compound-nucleus cross-section calculations, corrected for the breakup and stripping decrease of the total reaction cross section. The overall agreement between the measured and calculated deuteron activation cross sections proves the correctness of the nuclear mechanism account, next to the simultaneous analysis of the elastic-scattering and reaction data.

  5. Stream breakup by waves

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    Samuelsen, G. S.; Ateshkadi, Arash

    1995-04-01

    An imaging technique is used to investigate the fluid dynamics associated with the breakup of a liquid jet by a passing transverse shock wave. This mechanism is believed to be a potential source of combustion instability in liquid propellant rocket engines. Combustion instability is caused by the release of heat in phase with a passing pressure disturbance. The jet/wave interaction causes rapid atomization and propellant redistribution, and enhances mixing, vaporization, and reaction rates. Knowledge of the breakup process aids in prediction of local heat release with respect to the passing wave and provides insight on its viability as a potential instability mechanism. The present shock tube study applies high-speed, high-resolution photography to explore the jet/wave interaction that might be experienced in a large scale liquid oxygen/hydrogen (LOX/H2) engine similar to the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) or other such engines being considered for the next generation of launch systems. Fluid parameters deemed important were simulated as well as possible. Two types of wave induced breakup were examined: a constant velocity flow field (square wave) and an exponentially decaying velocity field (N-wave). Time resolved images of the jet/wave interaction indicate very rapid and fire atomization within 500 microns of impingement. Shock interaction with the primary atomization process produces a substantial change to the breakup mechanism and serves as a principal candidate for the promotion and acceleration of rocket engine instability. Results of the qualitative and quantitative study reveal that the step wave produces a long duration tangential and normal stress on the liquid column as compared to the N-wave. As a result, N-waves decelerate jet displacement and extend the jet breakup time.

  6. Low-energy deuteron-induced reactions on 93Nb

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    Avrigeanu, M.; Avrigeanu, V.; Bm, P.; Fischer, U.; Honusek, M.; Koning, A. J.; Mrzek, J.; ime?kov, E.; tefnik, M.; Zvorka, L.

    2013-07-01

    The activation cross sections of (d,p), (d,2n), (d,2np+nd+t), (d,2n?), and (d,p?) reactions on 93Nb were measured in the energy range from 1 to 20 MeV using the stacked-foil technique. Then, within a simultaneous analysis of elastic scattering and reaction data, the available elastic-scattering data analysis was carried out in order to obtain the optical potential for reaction cross-section calculations. Particular attention was paid to the description of the breakup mechanism and direct reaction stripping and pick-up, followed by pre-equilibrium and compound-nucleus calculations. The measured cross sections as well as all available deuteron activation data of 93Nb were compared with results of local model calculations carried out using the codes fresco and stapre-h and both default and particular predictions of the code talys-1.4 and tendl-2012-evaluated data.

  7. 2 dimensional finite stochastic breakup model of biomass particle breakup.

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    Guo, Qiang; Liu, Haifeng; Chen, Xueli

    2013-02-01

    Due to the high content of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, the anisotropy of biomass particle in spatial structure induces the difference of mechanical properties in different directions. In this paper, based on the finite stochastic breakup model and anisotropy of biomass particles, 2-dimensional finite stochastic breakup model (2D-FSBM) of biomass particle was proposed, and the breakup process of biomass particle was investigated. In this model, the strength difference in different directions and the minimum mass ratio of a sub-particle to the parent particle were both considered. The simulation results agreed well with the experimental results in particle shapes, which indicated that 2D-FSBM could predict the breakup process of biomass particles. PMID:23232219

  8. Dynamic Isovector Reorientation of Deuteron as a Probe to Nuclear Symmetry Energy

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    Ou, Li; Xiao, Zhigang; Yi, Han; Wang, Ning; Liu, Min; Tian, Junlong

    2015-11-01

    We present the calculations on a novel reorientation effect of deuteron attributed to isovector interaction in the nuclear field of heavy target nuclei. The correlation angle determined by the relative momentum vector of the proton and the neutron originating from the breakup deuteron, which is experimentally detectable, exhibits significant dependence on the isovector nuclear potential but is robust against the variation of the isoscaler sector. In terms of sensitivity and cleanness, the breakup reactions induced by the polarized deuteron beam at about 100 MeV /u provide a more stringent constraint to the symmetry energy at subsaturation densities.

  9. Deuteron P wave in elastic backward proton-deuteron scattering

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    Illarionov, A. Yu.; Lykasov, G. I.

    2001-10-01

    The elastic backward proton-deuteron scattering is analyzed within a covariant approach based on the invariant expansion of the reaction amplitude. The relativistic invariant equations for all the polarization observables are presented. Within the impulse approximation the relation of the tensor analyzing power T20 and the polarization transfer ?0 to the P-wave components of the deuteron wave function is found. Comparison of the theoretical calculations with the experimental data is presented. Experimental verification of the reaction mechanism by constructing some combinations of different observables is suggested.

  10. Aerodynamic breakup of liquid jets - A review

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    Utreja, L. R.; Harmon, D. B.

    1990-06-01

    There are many applications for which it is important to understand the breakup of a liquid glob or jet into droplets (e.g., propulsion, control, and cooling of system components). The aerodynamic breakup of liquids is a complex process and is affected by the geometry, flow conditions and the liquid properties. This paper summarizes the results of several studies on the subject and discusses features of the phenomena which appear to be possible mechanisms in the liquid breakup process. The acceleration waves are the most likely mechanism responsible for the liquid breakup with secondary influence from the liquid properties, surface tension and viscosity. Correlations are presented for predicting the stability of liquid drops and breakup conditions. The results of this analysis will help toward better understanding of the role of aerodynamic forces in the breakup of liquids.

  11. Geometrical deuteron stripping revisited

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    Neoh, Y. S.; Yap, S. L.

    2014-03-05

    We investigate the reality of the idea of geometrical deuteron stripping originally envisioned by Serber. By taking into account of realistic deuteron wavefunction, nuclear density, and nucleon stopping mean free path, we are able to estimate inclusive deuteron stripping cross section for deuteron energy up to before pion production. Our semiclassical model contains only one global parameter constant for all nuclei which can be approximated by Woods-Saxon or any other spherically symmetric density distribution.

  12. Muon Capture on the Deuteron

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    Gray, Frederick

    2009-05-01

    The MuSun Collaboration is preparing to measure the rate of nuclear muon capture by the deuteron (&-circ;+ d ->??+ n + n) from the doublet spin state of the &-circ;+ d atom, with better than 1.5% precision. It will determine this rate by observing the difference between the disappearance rates of positive and negative muons in a purified deuterium gas target. It is built upon the success of the MuCap experiment, which has measured the rate of muon capture in protium using a similar technique. The MuSun experiment will provide the most precise determination to date of the rate for any two-nucleon weak-interaction process. Using effective field theories (including chiral perturbation theory), &-circ;+ d capture can be related to similar processes, including proton-proton fusion and charged- and neutral-current deuteron breakup reactions. A measurement of its rate will therefore also serve as a calibration of other processes that are of fundamental importance to nuclear astrophysics. This presentation will describe the current status of the experiment, including some results from a first beam test conducted at the Paul Scherrer Institute in fall 2008.

  13. Surviving Atmospheric Spacecraft Breakup

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    Szewczyk, Nathaniel J.; Conley, Catharine A.

    2003-01-01

    In essence, to survival a spacecraft breakup an animal must not experience a lethal event. Much as with surviving aircraft breakup, dissipation of lethal forces via breakup of the craft around the organism is likely to greatly increase the odds of survival. As spacecraft can travel higher and faster than aircraft, it is often assumed that spacecraft breakup is not a survivable event. Similarly, the belief that aircraft breakup or crashes are not survivable events is still prevalent in the general population. As those of us involved in search and rescue know, it is possible to survive both aircraft breakup and crashes. Here we make the first report of an animal, C. elegans, surviving atmospheric breakup of the spacecraft supporting it and discuss both the lethal events these animals had to escape and the implications implied for search and rescue following spacecraft breakup.

  14. Effective radii of deuteron-induced reactions

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    Hashimoto, Shintaro; Chiba, Satoshi; Yahiro, Masanobu; Ogata, Kazuyuki; Minomo, Kosho

    2011-05-15

    The continuum-discretized coupled-channels method (CDCC) for exclusive reactions and the eikonal reaction theory (ERT) as an extension of CDCC to inclusive reactions are applied to deuteron-induced reactions. The CDCC result reproduces experimental data on the reaction cross section for d+{sup 58}Ni scattering at 200 MeV/nucleon, and ERT provides data on the neutron-stripping cross section for inclusive {sup 7}Li(d,n) reaction at 40 MeV. For deuteron-induced reactions at 200 MeV/nucleon, target-dependence of the reaction, elastic-breakup, nucleon-stripping, nucleon-removal, and complete- and incomplete-fusion cross sections is clearly explained by simple formulas. Accuracy of the Glauber model is also investigated.

  15. Muon capture on the proton and deuteron

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    Gray, F.

    2008-08-01

    By measuring the lifetime of the negative muon in pure protium (1H), the MuCap experiment determines the rate of muon capture on the proton, from which the protons pseudoscalar coupling g p may be inferred. A precision of 15% for g p has been published; this is a step along the way to a goal of 7%. This coupling can be calculated precisely from heavy baryon chiral perturbation theory and therefore permits a test of QCDs chiral symmetry. Meanwhile, the MuSun experiment is in its final design stage; it will measure the rate of muon capture on the deuteron using a similar technique. This process can be related through pionless effective field theory and chiral perturbation theory to other two-nucleon reactions of astrophysical interest, including proton-proton fusion and deuteron breakup.

  16. Satellite Breakup Risk Mitigation

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    Leleux, Darrin P.; Smith, Jason T.

    2006-01-01

    Many satellite breakups occur as a result of an explosion of stored energy on-board spacecraft or rocket-bodies. These breakups generate a cloud of tens or possibly hundreds of thousands of debris fragments which may pose a transient elevated threat to spaceflight crews and vehicles. Satellite breakups pose a unique threat because the majority of the debris fragments are too small to be tracked from the ground. The United States Human Spaceflight Program is currently implementing a risk mitigation strategy that includes modeling breakup events, establishing action thresholds, and prescribing corresponding mitigation actions in response to satellite breakups.

  17. Droplet Breakup in Expansion-contraction Microchannels

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    Zhu, Pingan; Kong, Tiantian; Lei, Leyan; Tian, Xiaowei; Kang, Zhanxiao; Wang, Liqiu

    2016-02-01

    We investigate the influences of expansion-contraction microchannels on droplet breakup in capillary microfluidic devices. With variations in channel dimension, local shear stresses at the injection nozzle and focusing orifice vary, significantly impacting flow behavior including droplet breakup locations and breakup modes. We observe transition of droplet breakup location from focusing orifice to injection nozzle, and three distinct types of recently-reported tip-multi-breaking modes. By balancing local shear stresses and interfacial tension effects, we determine the critical condition for breakup location transition, and characterize the tip-multi-breaking mode quantitatively. In addition, we identify the mechanism responsible for the periodic oscillation of inner fluid tip in tip-multi-breaking mode. Our results offer fundamental understanding of two-phase flow behaviors in expansion-contraction microstructures, and would benefit droplet generation, manipulation and design of microfluidic devices.

  18. Droplet Breakup in Expansion-contraction Microchannels

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    Zhu, Pingan; Kong, Tiantian; Lei, Leyan; Tian, Xiaowei; Kang, Zhanxiao; Wang, Liqiu

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the influences of expansion-contraction microchannels on droplet breakup in capillary microfluidic devices. With variations in channel dimension, local shear stresses at the injection nozzle and focusing orifice vary, significantly impacting flow behavior including droplet breakup locations and breakup modes. We observe transition of droplet breakup location from focusing orifice to injection nozzle, and three distinct types of recently-reported tip-multi-breaking modes. By balancing local shear stresses and interfacial tension effects, we determine the critical condition for breakup location transition, and characterize the tip-multi-breaking mode quantitatively. In addition, we identify the mechanism responsible for the periodic oscillation of inner fluid tip in tip-multi-breaking mode. Our results offer fundamental understanding of two-phase flow behaviors in expansion-contraction microstructures, and would benefit droplet generation, manipulation and design of microfluidic devices. PMID:26899018

  19. Deuteron EDM Polarimetry

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    Stephenson, E. J.

    2008-02-06

    Following an introduction to the physics motivation for the search for an intrinsic electric dipole moment, the possibility of developing a storage ring search using a polarized deuteron beam is reviewed. Such a search involves continuous monitoring of the deuteron beam polarization during the beam store. Polarimeter concepts for this project are developed.

  20. Experimental data on the dp ? ppn reaction at the deuteron energy of 300-500MeV obtained at ITS at Nuclotron

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    Piyadin, S. M.; Gurchin, Yu. V.; Isupov, A. Yu.; Khrenov, A. N.; Kurilkin, A. K.; Kurilkin, P. K.; Ladygin, V. P.; Reznikov, S. G.; Terekhin, A. A.; Janek, M.; Tarjanyiova, G.; Karachuk, J.-T.; Martinska, G.

    2015-11-01

    The experiment on dp non-mesonic breakup at Internal Target Station at Nuclotron is presented. Recent results on the study of the dp-breakup reaction with 300-500MeV unpolarized deuteron beam at Internal Target Station at Nuclotron are discussed. Selection procedure of useful events for the dp ? ppn reaction with the registration of two protons is shown. Further scientific program with polarized and unpolarized deuterons is discussed.

  1. Effect of the phase space factor in the breakup of composite particles

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    Paić, G.; Antolković, B.

    1981-04-01

    The need to include the phase space factor in the analysis of α breakup spectra according to Fermi's Golden Rule is indicated. The importance of the number of particles present in the final state is exemplified by a model calculation for proton, deuteron, and triton spectra produced by the breakup of 160 MeV alphas on zirconium. NUCLEAR REACTIONS phase space factor, model alpha breakup spectra for Zr(α,xp), Zr(α,xd), and Zr(α,xt) reactions at Eα=160 MeV.

  2. Theory and suppression of multibunch beam breakup in linear colliders

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    Courtlandt L. Bohn and King-Yuen Ng

    2000-08-08

    The authors recently developed an analytic theory of cumulative multibunch beam breakup that includes a linear variation of transverse focusing across the bunch train. The focusing variation saturates the exponential growth of the beam breakup and establishes an algebraic decay of the transverse bunch displacement versus bunch number. In this paper they illustrate how the focusing variation works to suppress multibunch beam breakup, as well as how the mechanism scales with accelerator and beam parameters.

  3. Two facets of the deuteron

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    Holt, R.J.

    1992-01-01

    Two of the simplest nuclear reactions, electron deuteron elastic scattering and deuteron photodisintegration, will be discussed. In particular, measurements of the tensor analyzing power T{sub 20} in e-d scattering performed with a polarized gas target in the VEPP-3 electron storage ring will be presented. In addition, measurements of deuteron photodisintegration at high energy performed at SLAC will be discussed. The meson-exchange calculations appear to agree well with al available data for electron-deuteron elastic scattering, while the constituent counting rules appear to describe the high-energy deuteron photodisintegration results at {theta}cm = 90{degrees}.

  4. Two facets of the deuteron

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    Holt, R.J.

    1992-09-01

    Two of the simplest nuclear reactions, electron deuteron elastic scattering and deuteron photodisintegration, will be discussed. In particular, measurements of the tensor analyzing power T{sub 20} in e-d scattering performed with a polarized gas target in the VEPP-3 electron storage ring will be presented. In addition, measurements of deuteron photodisintegration at high energy performed at SLAC will be discussed. The meson-exchange calculations appear to agree well with al available data for electron-deuteron elastic scattering, while the constituent counting rules appear to describe the high-energy deuteron photodisintegration results at {theta}cm = 90{degrees}.

  5. Coulomb breakup problem.

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    Kadyrov, A S; Bray, I; Mukhamedzhanov, A M; Stelbovics, A T

    2008-12-01

    We formulate scattering theory in the framework of a surface-integral approach utilizing analytically known asymptotic forms of the three-body wave functions. This formulation is valid for both short-range and Coulombic potentials. The post and prior forms of the breakup amplitude are derived without any reference to renormalization procedures. PMID:19113531

  6. Modeling of drop breakup in the bag breakup regime

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    Wang, C.; Chang, S.; Wu, H.; Xu, J.

    2014-04-01

    Several analytic models for predicting the drop deformation and breakup have been developed over the last three decades, but modeling drop breakup in the bag-type regime is less reported. In this Letter, a breakup model has been proposed to predict the drop deformation length and breakup time in the bag-type breakup regime in a more accurate manner. In the present model, the drop deformation which is approximately as the displacement of the centre of mass (c. m.) along the axis located at the centre of the drop, and the movement of c. m. is obtained by solving the pressure balance equation. The effects of the drop deformation on the drop external aerodynamic force are considered in this model. Drop breakup occurs when the deformation length reaches the maximum value and the maximum deformation length is a function of Weber number. The performance and applicability of the proposed breakup model are tested against the published experimental data.

  7. Deuteron distribution in nuclear matter

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    Benhar, O.; Fabrocini, A.; Fantoni, S.; Illarionov, A. Yu.; Lykasov, G. I.

    2002-05-01

    We analyze the properties of deuteron-like structures in infinite, correlated nuclear matter, described by a realistic hamiltonian containing the Urbana v14 two-nucleon and the Urbana TNI many-body potentials. The distribution of neutron-proton pairs, carrying the deuteron quantum numbers, is obtained as a function of the total momentum by computing the overlap between the nuclear matter in its ground state and the deuteron wave functions in correlated basis functions theory. We study the differences between the S- and D-wave components of the deuteron and those of the deuteron-like pair in the nuclear medium. The total number of deuteron type pairs is computed and compared with the predictions of Levinger's quasideuteron model. The resulting Levinger's factor in nuclear matter at equilibrium density is 11.63. We use the local density approximation to estimate the Levinger's factor for heavy nuclei, obtaining results which are consistent with the available experimental data from photoreactions.

  8. Deuteron as a toroidal Skyrmion

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    Braaten, E.; Carson, L.

    1988-12-01

    The minimal-energy baryon-number-two solution of the Skyrme model is a static soliton which is approximately toroidal in shape. The symmetries of this solution imply that the ground state and the first excited state of this soliton have the quantum numbers of the deuteron d and its unbound isovector /sup 1/S/sub 0/ state. These identifications are tested by calculating the static electromagnetic properties of the deuteron and the transition moment for photodisintegration of the deuteron via the excitation, ..gamma..d..-->../sup 1/S/sub 0/. The results are consistent with the interpretation of the deuteron as a quantum state of a toroidal Skyrmion.

  9. Establishing a theory for deuteron induced surrogate reactions

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    Potel, G; Nunes, F M; Thompson, I J

    2015-09-18

    Background: Deuteron-induced reactions serve as surrogates for neutron capture into compound states. Although these reactions are of great applicability, no theoretical efforts have been invested in this direction over the last decade. Purpose: The goal of this work is to establish on firm grounds a theory for deuteron-induced neutron-capture reactions. This includes formulating elastic and inelastic breakup in a consistent manner. Method: We describe this process both in post- and prior-form distorted wave Born approximation following previous works and discuss the differences in the formulation. While the convergence issues arising in the post formulation can be overcome in the priormore » formulation, in this case one still needs to take into account additional terms due to nonorthogonality. Results: We apply our method to the Nb93(d,p)X at Ed=15 and 25 MeV and are able to obtain a good description of the data. We then look at the various partial wave contributions, as well as elastic versus inelastic contributions. We also connect our formulation with transfer to neutron bound states.Conclusions: Our calculations demonstrate that the nonorthogonality term arising in the prior formulation is significant and is at the heart of the long-standing controversy between the post and the prior formulations of the theory. We also show that the cross sections for these reactions are angular-momentum dependent and therefore the commonly used Weisskopf limit is inadequate. We finally make important predictions for the relative contributions of elastic breakup and nonelastic breakup and call for elastic-breakup measurements to further constrain our model.« less

  10. Establishing a theory for deuteron induced surrogate reactions

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    Potel, G; Nunes, F M; Thompson, I J

    2015-09-18

    Background: Deuteron-induced reactions serve as surrogates for neutron capture into compound states. Although these reactions are of great applicability, no theoretical efforts have been invested in this direction over the last decade. Purpose: The goal of this work is to establish on firm grounds a theory for deuteron-induced neutron-capture reactions. This includes formulating elastic and inelastic breakup in a consistent manner. Method: We describe this process both in post- and prior-form distorted wave Born approximation following previous works and discuss the differences in the formulation. While the convergence issues arising in the post formulation can be overcome in the prior formulation, in this case one still needs to take into account additional terms due to nonorthogonality. Results: We apply our method to the Nb93(d,p)X at Ed=15 and 25 MeV and are able to obtain a good description of the data. We then look at the various partial wave contributions, as well as elastic versus inelastic contributions. We also connect our formulation with transfer to neutron bound states.Conclusions: Our calculations demonstrate that the nonorthogonality term arising in the prior formulation is significant and is at the heart of the long-standing controversy between the post and the prior formulations of the theory. We also show that the cross sections for these reactions are angular-momentum dependent and therefore the commonly used Weisskopf limit is inadequate. We finally make important predictions for the relative contributions of elastic breakup and nonelastic breakup and call for elastic-breakup measurements to further constrain our model.

  11. Establishing a theory for deuteron-induced surrogate reactions

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    Potel, G.; Nunes, F. M.; Thompson, I. J.

    2015-09-01

    Background: Deuteron-induced reactions serve as surrogates for neutron capture into compound states. Although these reactions are of great applicability, no theoretical efforts have been invested in this direction over the last decade. Purpose: The goal of this work is to establish on firm grounds a theory for deuteron-induced neutron-capture reactions. This includes formulating elastic and inelastic breakup in a consistent manner. Method: We describe this process both in post- and prior-form distorted wave Born approximation following previous works and discuss the differences in the formulation. While the convergence issues arising in the post formulation can be overcome in the prior formulation, in this case one still needs to take into account additional terms due to nonorthogonality. Results: We apply our method to the 93Nb(d ,p )X at Ed=15 and 25 MeV and are able to obtain a good description of the data. We look at the various partial wave contributions, as well as elastic versus inelastic contributions. We also connect our formulation with transfer to neutron bound states. Conclusions: Our calculations demonstrate that the nonorthogonality term arising in the prior formulation is significant and is at the heart of the long-standing controversy between the post and the prior formulations of the theory. We also show that the cross sections for these reactions are angular-momentum dependent and therefore the commonly used Weisskopf limit is inadequate. Finally, we make important predictions for the relative contributions of elastic breakup and nonelastic breakup and call for elastic-breakup measurements to further constrain our model.

  12. Breakup of three particles within the adiabatic expansion method

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    Garrido, E.; Kievsky, A.; Viviani, M.

    2014-07-01

    General expressions for the breakup cross sections in the laboratory frame for 1+2 reactions are given in terms of the hyperspherical adiabatic basis. The three-body wave function is expanded in this basis and the corresponding hyperradial functions are obtained by solving a set of second order differential equations. The S matrix is computed by using two recently derived integral relations. Even though the method is shown to be well suited to describe 1+2 processes, there are particular configurations in the breakup channel (for example, those in which two particles move away close to each other in a relative zero-energy state) that need a huge number of basis states. This pathology manifests itself in the extremely slow convergence of the breakup amplitude in terms of the hyperspherical harmonic basis used to construct the adiabatic channels. To overcome this difficulty the breakup amplitude is extracted from an integral relation as well. For the sake of illustration, we consider neutron-deuteron scattering. The results are compared to the available benchmark calculations.

  13. Low-energy neutron-deuteron reactions with N 3 LO chiral forces

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    Golak, J.; Skibi?ski, R.; Topolnicki, K.; Wita?a, H.; Epelbaum, E.; Krebs, H.; Kamada, H.; Meiner, Ulf-G.; Bernard, V.; Maris, P.; Vary, J.; Binder, S.; Calci, A.; Hebeler, K.; Langhammer, J.; Roth, R.; Nogga, A.; Liebig, S.; Minossi, D.

    2014-11-01

    We solve three-nucleon Faddeev equations with nucleon-nucleon and three-nucleon forces derived consistently in the framework of chiral perturbation theory at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order in the chiral expansion. In this first investigation we include only matrix elements of the three-nucleon force for partial waves with the total two-nucleon (three-nucleon) angular momenta up to 3 (5/2). Low-energy neutron-deuteron elastic scattering and deuteron breakup reaction are studied. Emphasis is put on A y puzzle in elastic scattering and cross sections in symmetric-space-star and neutron-neutron quasi-free-scattering breakup configurations, for which large discrepancies between data and theory have been reported.

  14. Description of elastic polarized-deuteron scattering in the optical model with Skyrme forces

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    Pilipenko, V. V.; Kuprikov, V. I.

    2015-07-01

    Microscopic deuteron-nucleus optical potential was constructed on the basis of the nucleon-nucleus optical potentials recently obtained by the authors from approximate calculations of the mass operator of the single-particle Green function using the Skyrme forces, which in general involve additional density- and momentum-dependent terms. Both the nucleon- and deuteron-nucleus elastic scattering processes are described in a self-consistent approach using the effective nucleon-nucleon forces, which simultaneously provide a satisfactory description of nuclear structure. The calculations performed using the Watanabe-type approximation have made it possible to obtain reasonable results for describing differential cross sections and polarization observables for the elastic deuteron scattering in a wide range of target-nucleus mass numbers at different incident deuteron energies, when using several Skyrme-force variants both from literature and proposed by the authors. Contributions to elastic deuteron-nucleus scattering cross sections coming from the effects of deuteron virtual breakup have been estimated in the continuum-discretized coupled channels approach.

  15. Low and medium energy deuteron-induced reactions on {sup 27}Al

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    Bem, P.; Simeckova, E.; Honusek, M.; Fischer, U.; Simakov, S. P.; Forrest, R. A.; Avrigeanu, M.; Obreja, A. C.; Roman, F. L.; Avrigeanu, V.

    2009-04-15

    The activation cross sections of (d,p), (d,2p), and (d,p{alpha}) reactions on {sup 27}Al were measured in the energy range from 4 to 20 MeV using the stacked-foils technique. Following a previous extended analysis of elastic scattering, breakup, and direct reaction of deuterons on {sup 27}Al, for energies from 3 to 60 MeV, the preequilibrium and statistical emissions are considered in the same energy range. Finally, all deuteron-induced reactions on {sup 27}Al including the present data measured up to 20 MeV deuteron energy are properly described due to a simultaneous analysis of the elastic scattering and reaction data.

  16. Drop deformation and breakup with diffuse interface method

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    Chen, S. L.; Lin, C. Z.; Guo, L. J.; Wang, Y. S.

    2010-03-01

    Two-dimensional numerical simulation of the deformation and breakup of an isolated liquid drop suspended in immiscible viscous fluid under shear flow was performed with the diffuse interface method. The governing equations of the model were described by NavierStokesCahnHilliard equations. The surface tension was treated as a modified stress. In the paper, the critical Capillary number was plotted as a function of viscosity ratios with the method of approximation. Besides, From the numerical observations, the breakup of the droplets occurred by three mechanisms, namely, necking, end pinching, and capillary instability. Quantitative results for the deformation and breakup of drop are presented.

  17. Supercontinent break-up: Causes and consequences

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    Li, Z. X.

    2014-12-01

    Supercontinent break-up has most commonly been linked to plume or superplume events, and/or supercontinent thermal insulation, but precise mechanisms are yet to be worked out. Even less know is if and what roles other factors may play. Key factors likely include gravitational force due to the continental superswell driven by both the lower-mantle superplume and continental thermal insulation, mental convention driven by the superplume and individual plumes atop the superplume, assisted by thermal/magmatic weakening of the supercontinent interior (both plume heat and thermal insulation heat). In addition, circum-supercontinent slab downwelling may not only drive the formation of the antipodal superplumes (thus the break-up of the supercontinent), the likely roll-back of the subduction system would also create extension within the supercontinent, facilitating supercontinent break-up. Consequences of supercontinent break-up include long-term sea-level rise, climatic changes due to changes in ocean circulation pattern and carbon cycle, and biodiversification. It has long been demonstrated that the existence of the supercontinent Pangea corresponds to a long-term sea-level drop, whereas the break-up of the supercontinent corresponds to a long-term sea-level rise (170 m higher than it is today). A recent analysis of Neoproterozoic sedimentary facies illustrates that the time of Neoproterozoic supercontinent Rodinia corresponds to a low in the percentage of deep marine facies occurrence, whereas the time of Rodinia break-up corresponds to a significantly higher percentage of deep marine facies occurrence. The long-tern sea-level drop during supercontinent times were likely caused by both plume/superplume dynamic topography and an older mean age of the oceanic crust, whereas long-tern sea-level rise during supercontinent break-up (720-580 Ma for Rodinia and Late Jurassic-Cretaceous for Pangea) likely corresponds to an younger mean age of the oceanic crust, massive plume-induced magmatism in the oceans, and perhaps the effect of continents drifting away from a weakening sub-supercontinent superplume.

  18. Coulomb Breakup of Deformed Halo Nuclei

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    Shubhchintak; Chatterjee, Rajdeep

    We present a fully quantum mechanical theory to study the effects of deformation on various reaction observables in the Coulomb breakup of neutron rich exotic medium mass nuclei on heavy targets within the framework of post-form finite range distorted wave Born approximation by using a deformed Woods-Saxon potential. We study the cases of 31Ne and 37Mg, possible halo candidates in the medium mass region, of the nuclear chart.

  19. Coastal landfast sea ice decay and breakup in northern Alaska: Key processes and seasonal prediction

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    Petrich, Chris; Eicken, Hajo; Zhang, Jing; Krieger, Jeremy; Fukamachi, Yasushi; Ohshima, Kay I.

    2012-02-01

    Seasonal breakup of landfast sea ice consists of movement and irreversible ice detachment in response to winds or oceanic forces in the late stages of ice decay. The breakup process of landfast sea ice in the Chukchi Sea at Barrow, Alaska, was analyzed for the years 2000 through 2010 on the basis of local observations of snow and ice conditions, weather records, image sequences obtained from cameras, coastal X band marine radar, and satellite imagery. We investigated the relation of breakup to winds, tides, and nearshore current measurements from a moored acoustic Doppler current profiler. Two breakup modes are distinguished at Barrow on the basis of the degree of ice decay. Mechanical breakup due to wind and oceanic forces follows ablation and weakening of the ice. Thermal breakup is the result of ice disintegration under melt ponds, requiring little force to induce dispersion. Grounded pressure ridges are pivotal in determining the breakup mode. The timing of thermal breakup of the nearshore ice cover was found to correlate with the measured downwelling solar radiation in June and July. This linkage allows for the development of an operational forecast of landfast ice breakup. Results from forecasts during 2 years demonstrate that thermal breakup can be predicted to within a couple of days 2 weeks in advance. The cumulative shortwave energy absorbed by the ice cover provides for a measure of the state of ice decay and potential for disintegration. Discriminating between the two modes of breakup bears the potential to greatly increase forecasting skill.

  20. Magmatism and deformation during continental breakup

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    Keir, Derek

    2013-04-01

    The rifting of continents and the transition to seafloor spreading is characterised by extensional faulting and thinning of the lithosphere, and is sometimes accompanied by voluminous intrusive and extrusive magmatism. In order to understand how these processes develop over time to break continents apart, we have traditionally relied on interpreting the geological record at the numerous fully developed, ancient rifted margins around the world. In these settings, however, it is difficult to discriminate between different mechanisms of extension and magmatism because the continent-ocean transition is typically buried beneath thick layers of volcanic and sedimentary rocks, and the tectonic and volcanic activity that characterised breakup has long-since ceased. Ongoing continental breakup in the African and Arabian rift systems offers a unique opportunity to address these problems because it exposes several sectors of tectonically active rift sector development spanning the transition from embryonic continental rifting in the south to incipient seafloor spreading in the north. Here I synthesise exciting, multidisciplinary observational and modelling studies using geophysical, geodetic, petrological and numerical techniques that uniquely constrain the distribution, time-scales, and interactions between extension and magmatism during the progressive breakup of the African Plate. This new research has identified the previously unrecognised role of rapid and episodic dike emplacement in accommodating a large proportion of extension during continental rifting. We are now beginning to realise that changes in the dominant mechanism for strain over time (faulting, stretching and magma intrusion) impact dramatically on magmatism and rift morphology. The challenge now is to take what we're learned from East Africa and apply it to the rifted margins whose geological record documents breakup during entire Wilson Cycles.

  1. Deuteron and anti-deuteron production in CERN experiment NA44

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    Simon-Gillo, J.

    1995-04-01

    The abundances of light nuclei probe the later stages of the evolution of a system formed in a relativistic heavy-ion collision. After the system has cooled and expanded, nucleons in close proximity and moving with small relative momenta coalesce to form nuclei. Light nuclei production enables the study of several topics, including the mechanism of composite particle production, freeze-out temperature, size of the interaction region, and entropy of the system. NA44 is the only relativistic heavy-ion experiment to have both deuteron and anti-deuteron results in both pA and AA collisions and the first CERN experiment to study the physics topics addressed by d and {bar d} production.

  2. Dynamical effects in proton breakup from exotic nuclei

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    Bonaccorso, Angela; Kumar, Ravinder

    2012-10-20

    This contribution discusses dynamical effects in proton breakup from a weakly bound state in an exotic nucleus on a heavy target. The Coulomb interactions between the proton and the core and the proton and the target are treated to all orders, including also the full multipole expansion of the Coulomb potential. The dynamics of proton Coulomb breakup is compared to that of an equivalent neutron of larger binding energy in order to elucidate the differences with the well understood neutron breakup mechanism. A number of experimentally measurable observables such as parallel momentum distributions, proton angular distributions and total breakup cross sections can be calculated. With respect to nuclear breakup it is found that a proton behaves exactly as a neutron of larger binding energy. The extra 'effective energy' is due to the combined core-target Coulomb barrier. In Coulomb breakup we distinguish the effect of the core-target Coulomb potential (called recoil effect), with respect to which the proton behaves again as a more bound neutron, from the direct proton-target Coulomb potential. The latter gives cross sections about an order of magnitude larger than the recoil term. The two effects give rise to complicated interferences in the parallel momentum distributions. They are instead easily separable in the proton angular distributions which are therefore suggested as a very useful observable for future experimental studies.

  3. Dynamical effects in proton breakup from exotic nuclei

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    Kumar, Ravinder; Bonaccorso, Angela

    2011-07-15

    We study dynamical effects in proton breakup from a weakly bound state in an exotic nucleus on a heavy target. The Coulomb interactions between the proton and the core and between the proton and the target are treated to all orders, including also the full multipole expansion of the Coulomb potential. The dynamics of proton nuclear and Coulomb breakup is compared to that of an equivalent neutron of higher binding energy in order to elucidate the differences with the well-understood neutron breakup mechanism. A number of experimentally measurable observables such as parallel momentum distributions, proton angular distributions, and total breakup cross sections are calculated. With respect to nuclear breakup it is found that a proton behaves exactly as a neutron of higher binding energy. The extra ''effective energy'' is caused by the combined core-target Coulomb barrier. In Coulomb breakup we distinguish the effect of the core-target Coulomb potential (called the recoil effect), with respect to which the proton behaves, again, as a more bound neutron, from the direct proton-target Coulomb potential. The latter gives cross sections about an order of magnitude larger than the recoil term. The two effects give rise to complicated interferences in the parallel momentum distributions. They are instead easily separable in the proton angular distributions, which are therefore suggested as a very useful observable for future experimental studies.

  4. Proton-deuteron double scattering

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    Wilson, J. W.

    1974-01-01

    A simple but accurate form for the proton-deuteron elastic double scattering amplitude, which includes both projectile and target recoil motion and is applicable at all momentum transfer, is derived by taking advantage of the restricted range of Fermi momentum allowed by the deuteron wave function. This amplitude can be directly compared to approximations which have neglected target recoil or are limited to small momentum transfer; the target recoil and large momentum transfer effects are evaluated explicitly within the context of a Gaussian model.

  5. Investigation of the reaction d + d ? 2He + 2 n at the deuteron energy of 15 MeV

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    Konobeevski, E. S.; Zuyev, S. V.; Kasparov, A. A.; Lebedev, V. M.; Mordovskoy, M. V.; Spassky, A. V.

    2015-07-01

    An experimental setup for studying the reaction d + d ? 2He + 2 n is described, and the first preliminary results of measurements at a deuteron energy of 15 MeV are presented. The experiment was aimed at determining the energies of quasibound singlet states of two-nucleon systems ( nn and pp), these energies being important features of nucleon-nucleon ( NN) interaction. The measurements in question were performed at a deuteron beamfrom the U-120 cyclotron of the Skobeltsyn Institute ofNuclear Physics (Moscow State University). Two protons and one of the neutrons fromthe breakup of the dineutron system were detected in the experiment. A simulation of the reaction in question and preliminary experimental results reveal the possibility of determining the energy of quasibound singlet states on the basis of the form of the energy spectra of particles originating from their breakup.

  6. Variational Bounds in N-Particle Scattering Using the Faddeev-Yakubovskii Equations: Deuteron-Deuteron S=2 Scattering

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    Carew, John F.

    2014-03-01

    A variational-bound formulation of the N-particle scattering problem has been developed based on the Yakubovskii-Faddeev chain-of-partition equations. It is shown that the scattering amplitude for the elastic, rearrangement or break-up processes satisfies a Lippmann-Schwinger type integral equation in which the kernel integration is over the open channels and the closed channels enter through the effective potential. In the case where only two (three)-cluster open channels are allowed, the integral equation for the transition amplitude involves integration over only one (two) momentum vector(s). A variational estimate for the effective potential input to the integral equation is obtained when the closed channel partition Green's functions are estimated variationally. It is shown that the variational estimates for the closed-channel Green's function also provide upper and lower bounds that can be used as a subsidiary extremum principle to determine optimum parameters in the trial function. Several methods are provided for simplifying the determination of the effective potential. The inclusion of Coulomb potentials in the Yakubovskii-Faddeev (YF) chain-of-partition formalism is also described. In this approach the inter-particle potential is not assumed to be separable as in typical quasi-particle schemes. The many-body dependence of the effective potential is included via expectation values involving an inter-particle potential and spatially decaying trial functions. The N-body scattering problem is therefore reduced to: (a) solving a two-body scattering problem (three-body in the case of break-up) and (b) a bound-state type calculation to determine the effective potential. As an initial application, the method is applied to the case of low-energy elastic deuteron-deuteron scattering (including the Coulomb force) and compared to a recent cluster-reduction calculation.

  7. Neutron-deuteron scattering in configuration space II

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    Suslov, Vladimir; Braun, Mikhail; Shlaus, Ivo; Filikhin, Igor; Vlahovic, Branislav

    2009-10-01

    A new computational method to solve the configuration-space Faddeev equations for the breakup scattering problem [1] has been applied to study the elastic nd scattering above the deuteron threshold. To perform numerical calculations for arbitrary nuclear potentials and with arbitrary numbers of partial waves retained, we use the approach proposed in [2]. Calculations of the elastic differential cross section, nucleon and deuteron analyzing powers for lab energy 14.1 MeV were performed with the charge independent AV14 potential. To compute the observables, the maximum value for the total momentum j of a nucleon pair was chosen equal to 3 and all values of the conserved total three-nucleon angular momentum up to 13/2 with both signs of parity were taken into account. The results are compared with those of the Bochum group. [4pt] [1] V.M. Suslov and B. Vlahovic, Phys. Rev. C69, 044003 (2004). [0pt] [2] S.P. Merkuriev, C. Gignoux and A. Laverne, Ann. Phys. 99, 30 (1976).

  8. Fusion and Breakup of Weakly Bound Nuclei

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    Gomes, P. R. S.; Lubian, J.; Padron, I.; Crema, E.; Chamon, L. C.; Hussein, M. S.; Canto, L. F.

    2006-08-14

    We discuss the influence of the breakup process of weakly bound nuclei on the fusion cross section. The complete fusion for heavy targets is found to be suppressed due to the incomplete fusion following the breakup, whereas this effect is negligible for light targets. The total fusion cross sections for stable projectiles are not affected by the breakup process, whereas it is suppressed for halo projectiles. The non capture breakup is the dominant process at sub-barrier energies.

  9. Recent developments in Coulomb breakup calculations

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    Capel, P.

    2008-05-12

    The theory of reactions applied to Coulomb breakup of loosely-bound projectiles is reviewed. Both the Continuum Discretized Coupled Channel (CDCC) and time-dependent models are described. Recent results about sensitivity of breakup calculations to the projectile wave function are reviewed. Analyses of the extraction of radiative-capture cross section from Coulomb breakup measurements are presented. Current developments in breakup theory are also mentioned.

  10. Self-similar drop-size distributions produced by breakup in chaotic flows

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    Muzzio, F.J.; Tjahjadi, M.; Ottino, J.M. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 Department of Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208)

    1991-07-01

    Deformation and breakup of immiscible fluids in deterministic chaotic flows is governed by self-similar distributions of stretching histories and stretching rates and produces populations of droplets of widely distributed sizes. Scaling reveals that distributions of drop sizes collapse into two self-similar families; each family exhibits a different shape, presumably due to changes in the breakup mechanism.

  11. The Muon Capture Rate on the Deuteron in the MuSun Experiment

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    Murray, Michael; MuSun Collaboration

    2015-04-01

    Basic few-body nuclear systems are increasingly understood in terms of QCD-based effective field theories (EFTs) that establish rigorous relations between muon capture and processes such as p-p fusion and neutrino breakup of the deuteron. Experimentally, the muon capture rate on the deuteron tests this modern EFT description and determines the single, poorly-known low-energy constant appearing in the two-nucleon sector. The MuSun experiment will determine the capture rate via a precise measurement of the lifetime of negative muons stopped in a cryogenic deuterium TPC. Muon tracking must be done in a way that is independent of the decay time, but charged particles near the muon stop location such as the decay electron and products of muon-catalyzed fusion can lead to erroneous tracking. This talk will present an overview of the current status of the MuSun experiment and discuss the analysis of recent data.

  12. The naming of the deuteron

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    Stuewer, Roger H.

    1986-03-01

    The naming of the deuteron involved a protracted debate between 1933 and 1935. The principal protagonists were Harold C. Urey, Gilbert N. Lewis, Ernest O. Lawrence, and Ernest Rutherford, but others on both sides of the Atlantic entered the fray as well. This paper examines the arguments and issues that emerged in the debate, and the process by which agreement was finally achieved on the name for this new particle.

  13. Numerical assessment of post-prior equivalence for inclusive breakup reactions

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    Lei, Jin; Moro, Antonio M.

    2015-12-01

    We address the problem of the post-prior equivalence in inclusive breakup reactions induced by weakly bound nuclei. The problem is studied within the distorted-wave Born approximation (DWBA) model of Ichimura, Austern, and Vincent [Phys. Rev. C 32, 431 (1985), 10.1103/PhysRevC.32.431]. The post and prior formulas obtained in this model are briefly recalled and applied to several breakup reactions induced by deuterons and 6Li projectiles, to test their actual numerical equivalence. The different contributions of the prior-form formula are also discussed. A critical comparison with the prior-form DWBA model of Udagawa and Tamura [Phys. Rev. C 24, 1348 (1981), 10.1103/PhysRevC.24.1348] is also provided.

  14. Nonlocality in deuteron stripping reactions.

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    Timofeyuk, N K; Johnson, R C

    2013-03-15

    We propose a new method for the analysis of deuteron stripping reactions, A(d,p)B, in which the nonlocality of nucleon-nucleus interactions and three-body degrees of freedom are accounted for in a consistent way. The model deals with equivalent local nucleon potentials taken at an energy shifted by ∼40  MeV from the "E(d)/2" value frequently used in the analysis of experimental data, where E(d) is the incident deuteron energy. The "E(d)/2" rule lies at the heart of all three-body analyses of (d, p) reactions performed so far with the aim of obtaining nuclear structure properties such as spectroscopic factors and asymptotic normalization coefficients that are crucial for our understanding of nuclear shell evolution in neutron- and proton-rich regions of the nuclear periodic table and for predicting the cross sections of stellar reactions. The large predicted shift arises from the large relative kinetic energy of the neutron and proton in the incident deuteron in those components of the n+p+A wave function that dominate the (d, p) reaction amplitude. The large shift reduces the effective d-A potentials and leads to a change in predicted (d, p) cross sections, thus affecting the interpretation of these reactions in terms of nuclear structure. PMID:25166525

  15. Review of semi-classical calculations for breakup

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    Baye, Daniel

    2005-10-14

    In semi-classical approximations, the relative motion between target and projectile is represented by a classical trajectory but the projectile internal motion is treated quantum mechanically. A time-dependent Schroedinger equation describes the breakup of exotic nuclei induced by the Coulomb and nuclear forces. Different accurate techniques of resolution of this time-dependent equation are reviewed for one space dimension. The respective merits of their extensions to three dimensions are compared. Applications to the breakup of the 11Be, 15C, and 19C halo nuclei are presented and discussed. The first-order perturbation theory is compared with the time-dependent method and its relevance for the Coulomb breakup determination of the astrophysical S factor is analyzed.

  16. Simulation of 3He(d,p) 4He reaction and recent results of the experimental investigation of dp breakup reaction

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    Janek, M.; Kurilkin, P. K.; Tarjanyiova, G.; Ladygin, V. P.; Gurchin, Yu V.; Isupov, A. Yu; Karachuk, J.-T.; Khrenov, A. N.; Kurilkin, A. K.; Livanov, A. N.; Martinska, G.; Piyadin, S. M.; Reznikov, S. G.; Merts, S. P.; Batyuk, P. N.; Terekhin, A. A.; Vnukov, I. E.

    2016-02-01

    The feasibility study for the measurements of the polarization observables in the 3He(d,p) 4He reaction for DSS project using a part of the BM@N setup have been performed. Deuteron beam with energy of 1.5 GeV, magnet, 12 stations GEM tracker and TOF wall were used in simulations in order to obtain momentum resolution and to prove the separation of the secondary protons and deuterons. Summarized results of the dp breakup reactions with detection of two protons in coincidence for some kinematic configurations at energies from 300 to 500 MeV obtained in Nuclotron are presented.

  17. A fundamental study of liquid phase particle breakup. Revision

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    1984-12-01

    Combustion efficiency of aluminized propellants in solid rocket motors is reduced by incomplete aluminum combustion and two-phase nozzle flow losses. Combustion of these propellants can produce large Al/Al2O3 agglomerates. As a direct result of agglomerate breakup, the aluminum combustion rate is increased, and the thermal energy released is more efficiently transferred into exhaust kinetic energy. This research sought to obtain physical data to characterize the mechanisms of aerodynamic droplet breakup. Experiments have been completed in which conventional liquids and a liquid metal (mercury) was studied. The primary goal of the conventional liquid experiments was to examine the effect of liquid properties (viscosity and surface tension) on the breakup mechanism, time scale, and fragment size distribution. The goal of the mercury experiments was to examine the effect of the much higher surface tension more characteristic of liquid aluminum. A key element of the experimental effort is the use of nonintrusive laser diagnostics including pulsed laser holography (PLH) and laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV). The exceptional temporal and spatial resolution of PLH provided the ability to resolve the mechanism of breakup and the size distribution of the fragments. LDV was used to determine drop velocity distributions along the nozzle revealing the rapid acceleration of the flattened droplets and then, surprisingly, the milder acceleration of the fragments.

  18. Drop Breakup in Fixed Bed Flows as Model Stochastic Flow Fields

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    Shaqfeh, Eric S. G.; Mosler, Alisa B.; Patel, Prateek

    1999-01-01

    We examine drop breakup in a class of stochastic flow fields as a model for the flow through fixed fiber beds and to elucidate the general mechanisms whereby drops breakup in disordered, Lagrangian unsteady flows. Our study consists of two parallel streams of investigation. First, large scale numerical simulations of drop breakup in a class of anisotropic Gaussian fields will be presented. These fields are generated spectrally and have been shown in a previous publication to be exact representations of the flow in a dilute disordered bed of fibers if close interactions between the fibers and the drops are dynamically unimportant. In these simulations the drop shape is represented by second and third order small deformation theories which have been shown to be excellent for the prediction of drop breakup in steady strong flows. We show via these simulations that the mechanisms of drop breakup in these flows are quite different than in steady flows. The predominant mechanism of breakup appears to be very short lived twist breakups. Moreover, the occurrence of breakup events is poorly predicted by either the strength of the local flow in which the drop finds itself at breakup, or the degree of deformation that the drop achieves prior to breakup. It is suggested that a correlation function of both is necessary to be predictive of breakup events. In the second part of our research experiments are presented where the drop deformation and breakup in PDMS/polyisobutylene emulsions is considered. We consider very dilute emulsions such that coalescence is unimportant. The flows considered are simple shear and the flow through fixed fiber beds. Turbidity, small angle light scattering, dichroism and microscopy are used to interrogate the drop deformation process in both flows. It is demonstrated that breakup at very low capillary numbers occurs in both flows but larger drop deformation occurs in the fixed bed flow. Moreover, it is witnessed that breakup in the bed occurs continuously during flow and apparently with uniform probability through the bed length. The drop deformations witnessed in our experiments are larger than those predicted by the numerical simulations, and future plans to investigate these differences are discussed.

  19. Exclusive Photoproduction of K+Sigma*?(n) Off Deuteron

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    Haiyun Lu, Lewis Graham, Zhiwen Zhao, Kijun Park, Ralf Gothe

    2010-08-01

    We are using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) to study the exclusive photoproduction of K+Sigma*- (1385) off the deuteron. It will be the first published total cross section of this reaction channel. We show the preliminary results of the total cross section, while we present all the key steps of achieving it. In order to study the reaction mechanism, we also study and show the angular distribution in the Gottfried-Jackson frame.

  20. Cross section and nucleon analyzing power of nd breakup scattering in FSI, QFS and Space Star kinematic conditions at Elab = 14.1 MeV

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    Suslov, Vladimir; Braun, Mikhail; Filikhin, Igor; Slaus, Ivo; Vlahovic, Branislav

    2013-10-01

    We study inelastic neutron-deuteron scattering on the basis of the configuration-space Faddeev-Noyes equations. The Merkuriev-Gignoux-Laverne approach is generalized for arbitrary nucleon-nucleon potentials and an arbitrary number of partial waves. Neutron-deuteron breakup amplitudes are calculated using the Argonne AV14 nucleon-nucleon potential at the incident neutron energy 14.1 MeV. To calculate breakup amplitudes we take into account all orbital angular momenta of subsystems l and ? <= 4, the total angular momentum of a pair nucleons j <= 3, and the total three-body angular momentum M up to 13/2 . The angular distribution and nucleon analyzing power Ay have been calculated for Final State Interaction, Quasi Free Scattering, and Space Star configurations. The results are compared with the experimental data and the prediction of the Bochum group. This work is supported by NSF CREST (HRD-0833184) and NASA (NNX09AV07A).

  1. Orbital debris from upper-stage breakup

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    Loftus, Joseph P., Jr. (editor)

    1989-01-01

    The present conference on the effects of launch vehicle upper-stage breakup on the orbital debris scenario discusses an analysis of the SPOT 1 Ariane third stage, the explosive fragmentation of orbiting propellant tanks, albedo estimates for debris, Ariane-related debris in deep-space orbit, and the relationship of hypervelocity impacts to upper-stage breakups. Also discussed are the prospects for and the economics of the future removal of orbital debris, collision probabilities in GEO, current operational practices for Delta second stage breakup prevention, breakup-precluding modifications to the Ariane third stage, and the safing of the H-1 second stage after spacecraft separation.

  2. Inclusive measurements of the break-up of 156 MeV6Li-ions at extreme forward angles

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    Jelitto, H.; Buschmann, J.; Corcalciuc, V.; Gils, H. J.; Heide, N.; Kiener, J.; Rebel, H.; Samanta, C.; Zagromski, S.

    1989-09-01

    Inclusive alpha particle and deuteron spectra from collisions of 156 MeV6Li-ions with12C and208Pb were measured at extreme forward emission angles including zero degree. The measurements were performed with the Karlsruhe magnetic spectrograph Little John and required an efficient reduction of the background from small-angle scattering. The observed double differential cross sections and angular distributions have been analysed on the basis of Serber's spectator break-up model. When going to angles smaller than grazing, where Coulomb effects are expected to be dominating, transitional features may appear. Corresponding effects probably associated with Coulomb break-up are observed with the208Pb-target and require a slight extension of the Serber approach. In the case of the12C-target the break-up cross sections in forward direction seem to reflect the shape of the internal momentum distribution of the alpha particle and deuteron cluster in the6Li-projectile and are in agreement with a 2 S-type wave function. However, at larger angles the shape appears to be distorted, possibly by final state interactions.

  3. Antimisting fuel breakup and flammability

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    Parikh, P.; Fleeter, R.; Sarohia, V.

    1983-01-01

    The breakup behavior and flammability of antimisting turbine fuels subjected to aerodynamic shear are investigated. Fuels tested were Jet A containing 0.3% FM-9 polymer at various levels of degradation ranging from virgin AMK to neat Jet A. The misting behavior of the fuels was quantified by droplet size distribution measurements. A technique based on high resolution laser photography and digital image processing of photographic records for rapid determination of droplet size distribution was developed. The flammability of flowing droplet-air mixtures was quantified by direct measurements of temperature rise in a flame established in the wake of a continuous ignition source. The temperature rise measurements were correlated with droplet size measurements. The flame anchoring phenomenon associated with the breakup of a liquid fuel in the wake of bluff body was shown to be important in the context of a survivable crash scenario. A pass/fail criterion for flammability testing of antimisting fuels, based on this flame-anchoring phenomenon, was proposed. The role of various ignition sources and their intensity in ignition and post-ignition behavior of antimisting fuels was also investigated.

  4. Elastic scattering of deuterons by carbon

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    Varma, G. K.; Franco, V.

    1977-01-01

    Deuteron-carbon elastic scattering is studied within the framework of the Glauber approximation. The full Glauber multiple scattering series is evaluated with simplified nuclear wave functions. An approximation in which deuteron-nucleus scattering is expressed in terms of nucleon-nucleus scattering amplitudes is shown to be accurate for small momentum transfers. The effects of the Coulomb field and the deuteron D state are investigated. The impressive fit to the 650 MeV d-(C-12) elastic scattering data, obtained in a recent calculation, is shown to be due to additional approximations made in that analysis.

  5. Measurements of the breakup and neutron removal cross sections for {sup 16}C

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    Ashwood, N. I.; Freer, M.; Clarke, N.M.; Curtis, N.; Soic, N.; Ziman, V.A.; Angelique, J.C.; Lecouey, J.L.; Marques, F.M.; Normand, G.; Orr, N.A.; Timis, C.; Bouchat, V.; Hanappe, F.; Kerckx, Y.; Materna, T.; Catford, W.N.; Dorvaux, O.; Stuttge, L.

    2004-12-01

    Measurements of the breakup and the neutron removal reactions of {sup 16}C have been made at 46 MeV/A and the decay cross sections measured. A correlation between the cluster breakup channels and the reaction Q value suggests that the reaction mechanism is strongly linked to quasielastic processes. No enhancement of the two-body cluster breakup cross section is seen for {sup 16}C. This result would indicate that {sup 16}C does not have a well developed cluster structure in the ground state, in agreement with recent calculations.

  6. Isomer ratio measurements as a probe of the dynamics of breakup and incomplete fusion

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    Gasques, L. R.; Dasgupta, M.; Hinde, D. J.; Peatey, T.; Diaz-Torres, A.; Newton, J. O.

    2006-12-15

    The incomplete fusion mechanism following breakup of {sup 6,7}Li and {sup 9}Be projectiles incident on targets of {sup 209}Bi and {sup 208}Pb is investigated through isomer ratio measurements for the {sup 212}At and {sup 211}Po products. The phenomenological analysis presented in this paper indicates that incomplete fusion brings relatively more angular momentum into the system than equivalent reactions with a direct beam of the fused fragment. This is attributed to the trajectories of breakup fragments. Calculations with a 3D classical trajectory model support this. Isomer ratio measurements for incomplete fusion reactions can provide a test of new theoretical models of breakup and fusion.

  7. Exclusive breakup measurements for {sup 9}Be

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    Fulton, B.R.; Cowin, R.L.; Woolliscroft, R.J.; Clarke, N.M.; Donadille, L.; Freer, M.; Leask, P.J.; Singer, S.M.; Nicoli, M.P.; Benoit, B.; Hanappe, F.; Ninane, A.; Orr, N.A.; Tillier, J.; Stuttge, L.

    2004-10-01

    The first exclusive breakup measurements for the nucleus {sup 9}Be are presented. Breakup via several discrete states is observed following scattering off {sup 12}C and {sup 208}Pb. The results support the prediction of a recent microscopic cluster calculation for a strong n+{sup 8}Be(2{sup +}) state component in the second excited state.

  8. Observations of auroral fading before breakup

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    Pellinen, R. J.; Heikkila, W. J.

    1978-01-01

    The onset of auroral breakup was studied by using a variety of instruments with time resolution of some tens of second. Rapid sequences of all-sky photographs, and fast meridian scans by photometers, show that breakup is usually preceded by moderate brightening, followed by fading of the auroral brightness lasting one or two minutes, before the actual breakup itself. This optical activity is closely correlated with the development of auroral radar echoes. Data from a magnetometer network provide some indication of a correlated response by the local auroral and ionospheric currents. Riometer recordings show a slow decrease in ionspheric radio wave absorption over a period of about ten minutes prior to breakup, with the largest decrease essentially to quiet-time values in the region of auroral fading and subsequent breakup.

  9. Polarization phenomena by deuteron fragmentation into pions

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    Illarionov, A. Yu.; Litvinenko, A. G.; Lykasov, G. I.

    The fragmentation of deuterons into pions emitted forward in the kinematic region forbidden for free nucleon-nucleon collisions is analyzed. The inclusive relativistic invariant spectrum of pions and the tensor analyzing power T20 are investigated within the framework of an impulse approximation using various deuteron wave functions. The influence of -wave inclusion in the deuteron wave function is also studied. The invariant spectrum is shown to be more sensitive to the amplitude of the NN|-->?X process than the tensor analyzing power T20. It is shown that the inclusion of the non-nucleonic degrees of freedom in a deuteron results in a satisfactory description of the data for the inclusive pion spectrum and improves the description of the data about T20. According to the data, T20 has very small positive values, less than 0.2, which contradicts the theoretical calculations ignoring these degrees of freedom.

  10. 40Ar/39Ar Thermochronometry of the Sisters Shear Zone, Stewart Island, New Zealand; Implications for Driving Mechanisms and Multi-Stage Breakup of the Pacific Margin of Gondwana

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    Kula, J. L.; Tulloch, A. J.; Spell, T. L.; Wells, M. L.

    2006-12-01

    New mapping, structural analysis, and thermochronometry of the Sisters Shear Zone (SSZ) indicate this detachment system played a role in continental extension leading to separation of New Zealand from West Antarctica. The SSZ extends 40 km along the southeast coast of Stewart Island, southernmost New Zealand with a footwall consisting of variably deformed 300-105 Ma granites and a hanging wall of coarse non-marine conglomerate and undeformed granite. The trace of the SSZ is subparallel to seafloor isochrons adjacent to the Campbell Plateau and stretching lineations throughout the shear zone are oriented 155/335 10; consistent with the spreading direction along the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge. Mica and K-feldspar 40Ar/39Ar thermochronometry of SSZ footwall rocks indicate moderately rapid cooling (20-30C/Ma) over the interval ~89-82 Ma followed by slow cooling. Interpretation of the moderately rapid cooling as due to tectonic denudation makes the SSZ the youngest structure yet identified in New Zealand related to Gondwana breakup. The decrease in cooling rate at 82 Ma coincides with the age of oldest seafloor adjacent to the Campbell Plateau (chron 33r), possibly reflecting the mechanical transition from continental extension to lithospheric rupture and Pacific-Antarctic ridge initiation. The orientation of the SSZ has implications for driving mechanisms of extension. Major arc/forearc terrains through South Island and Stewart Island trend northwest-southeast, and include paired plutonic belts of thick inboard arc terrain adjacent to a thin older, outboard arc belt. Crustal collapse due to the across-arc gradient in gravitational potential energy would have resulted in extension directed normal to the arc trend. The SSZ cuts the paired plutonic belts at a high angle indicating extension was not the result of gravitational collapse, but more likely driven by plate boundary forces such as microplate capture as the dynamics of subduction along the continental margin changed. Combined with published data from New Zealand and West Antarctica, a two-stage rift model for the Gondwana margin is proposed. Stage one was the northward unzipping of the Tasman ridge as recorded first in mylonite dredged from the Ross Sea and later by the Paparoa core complex in northern South Island. Stage two was extension along the SSZ and separation of the Campbell Plateau and West Antarctica with formation of the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

  11. Central and tensor components of three-nucleon forces in low-energy proton-deuteron scattering

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    Ishikawa, S.; Tanifuji, M.; Iseri, Y.

    2003-06-01

    Contributions of three-nucleon forces (3NF) to proton-deuteron scattering observables at energies below the deuteron breakup threshold are studied by solving the Faddeev equation that includes the Coulomb interaction. At Ep=3.0 MeV, we find that the central part of a two-pion exchange 3NF removes the discrepancy between measured cross sections and the calculated ones by two-nucleon forces, and improves the agreement with T22 experimental data. However, the tensor part of the 3NF fails in reproducing data of the analyzing power T21 by giving worse agreement between the measured and the calculated. Detailed examinations of scattering amplitudes suggest that a P-wave contribution in spin-quartet tensor amplitudes has unsuitable sign for reproducing the T21 data.

  12. Breakup densities of hot nuclei.

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    Viola, V E; Kwiatkowski, K; Natowitz, J B; Yennello, S J

    2004-09-24

    Breakup densities of hot 197Au-like residues have been deduced from the systematic trends of Coulomb parameters required to fit intermediate-mass-fragment kinetic-energy spectra. The results indicate emission from nuclei near normal nuclear density below an excitation energy E(*)/A less, similar 2 MeV, followed by a gradual decrease to a near-constant value of rho/rho(0) approximately 0.3 for E(*)/A greater, similar 5 MeV. Temperatures derived from these data with a density-dependent Fermi-gas model yield a nuclear caloric curve that is generally consistent with those derived from isotope ratios. PMID:15524714

  13. Nd break-up process with considering 3NF at intermediate energies in a 3D approach

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    Radin, M.; Ghasemi, H.

    2016-01-01

    In this work we have applied a three-dimensional approach to solve the three-nucleon Faddeev equation in the Jacobi momenta space. To this end, we have considered the inhomogeneous part of the Faddeev equation as an appropriate approximation for projectile intermediate energies. As an application the Bonn-B and the Tucson-Melbourne two- and three-nucleon forces have been used for calculating the differential cross section for proton-deuteron break-up process. Finally, comparing our results with the experimental data has been performed for 197 MeV and 346 MeV projectile energies.

  14. Gondwana breakup and plate kinematics: Business as usual

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    Eagles, Graeme; Vaughan, Alan P. M.

    2009-05-01

    A tectonic model of the Weddell Sea is built by composing a simple circuit with optimized rotations describing the growth of the South Atlantic and SW Indian oceans. The model independently and accurately reproduces the consensus elements of the Weddell Sea's spreading record and continental margins, and offers solutions to remaining controversies there. At their present resolutions, plate kinematic data from the South Atlantic and SW Indian oceans and Weddell Sea rule against the proposed, but controversial, independent movements of small plates during Gondwana breakup that have been attributed to the presence or impact of a mantle plume. Hence, although supercontinent breakup here was accompanied by extraordinary excess volcanism, there is no indication from plate kinematics that the causes of that volcanism provided a unique driving mechanism for it.

  15. Deformation effects in the Coulomb breakup of 31Ne

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    Shubhchintak; Chatterjee, R.

    2014-02-01

    We present a fully quantum mechanical theory to study the effects of deformation on various reaction observables in the Coulomb breakup of neutron rich exotic medium mass nuclei on heavy targets within the framework of finite range distorted wave Born approximation by using a deformed Woods-Saxon potential. As an application of this theory, we calculate the one-neutron removal cross section, relative energy spectra, parallel momentum distributions and angular distributions in the breakup of 31Ne on Pb and Au targets at 234 MeV/u. We suggest ways to put constraints on the large uncertainty in the one-neutron separation energy of 31Ne and also argue that if 31Ne is indeed a halo nucleus then it should be a deformed one.

  16. Negative Emotions and Behaviors are Markers of Breakup Distress

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    Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Pelaez, Martha; Deeds, Osvelia; Delgado, Jeanette

    2013-01-01

    Method: University students who experienced a recent romantic breakup were given several self-report measures and were then divided into high versus low breakup distress groups. Results: The high breakup distress versus the low breakup distress groups had higher scores on negative emotions scales including depression, anxiety and anger and

  17. Negative Emotions and Behaviors are Markers of Breakup Distress

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    Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Pelaez, Martha; Deeds, Osvelia; Delgado, Jeanette

    2013-01-01

    Method: University students who experienced a recent romantic breakup were given several self-report measures and were then divided into high versus low breakup distress groups. Results: The high breakup distress versus the low breakup distress groups had higher scores on negative emotions scales including depression, anxiety and anger and…

  18. Intrusive Thoughts: A Primary Variable in Breakup Distress

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    Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Pelaez, Martha; Deeds, Osvelia; Delgado, Jeannette

    2013-01-01

    University students who were high versus low on breakup distress scores were given self-report measures to assess their intrusive thoughts about the romantic breakup and their somatic symptoms that followed the breakup as well as their extracurricular activities and social support that might alleviate their breakup distress. In a regression…

  19. BREAKUP. Prepares Overset Grids for Processing

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    Barnette, D.W.; Ober, C.C.

    1996-02-01

    Many large and complex computational problems require multiple, structured, generically overlapped (overset) grids to obtain numerical solutions in a timely manner. BREAKUP significantly reduces required compute times by preparing overset grids for processing on massively parallel computers. BREAKUP subdivides the original grids for use on a user-specified number of parallel processors. Grid-to-grid and intragrid communications are maintained in the parallel environment via connectivity tables generated by BREAKUP. The subgrids are formed to be statically load balanced and to incur a minimum of communication between the subgrids. When the output of BREAKUP is submitted to an appropriately modified flow solver, subgrid solutions will be updated simultaneously. This contrasts to the much less efficient solution method of updating each original grid sequentially as done in the past.

  20. Supercontinent Breakup and the Deep Earth

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    Torsvik, T. H.

    2014-12-01

    As many as five supercontinents have been proposed and the deep Earth probably holds the key to understand their breakup. The African and Pacific large low shear-wave velocity provinces (LLSVPs) have been stable for the entire Phanerozoic and possibly much longer. Their edges are the dominant source of deep plumes which travel from the base of the mantle to the surface where episodic large igneous province (LIP) activity has punctuated plate tectonics by creating and modifying plate boundaries. Pangea, the best-documented supercontinent, formed at the end of the Carboniferous (320 Ma) by fusing Gondwana and Laurussia. The Panjal Traps (289 Ma) probably assisted in an early Pangea breakup phase (opening of the Neotethys) but the most important phase of breakup started when the Central Atlantic Ocean opened at around 195 Ma. Perhaps not coincidentally, the region where the Atlantic spreading started was preceded by the emplacement of the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (201 Ma), one of the largest LIPs. The Karoo LIP (183 Ma) heralded the Jurassic breakup of Pangea (separation of East and West Gondwana) whereas Paraná-Etendeka LIP activity (134 Ma) preceded South Atlantic break-up by a few million years. The North Atlantic realm experienced prolonged Late Palaeozoic to Cenozoic extension and sedimentary basin formation but the final Early Eocene break-up occurred shortly after a massive episode of volcanism and LIP formation (North Atlantic Igneous Province, 62 Ma) as in most Pangea breakup examples. All LIPs assisting Pangea breakup were sourced by plumes from the margin of the African LLSVP.

  1. Deuteron production in p-Be interactions at 450 GeV/c and the coalescing model NA56 collaboration

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    Bonesini, M.

    2008-05-01

    The analysis of the deuteron production in p-Be interactions at 450 GeV/c taken by the NA56/SPY experiment at CERN SPS is presented. In the framework of the coalescence model, the coalescence factor k is determined as (0.790.050.13) 10-2. Our results disfavour the hypothesis that coalescence be the dominant mechanism for deuteron production in p + Be interactions at low pT.

  2. The breakup of thin air films caught under impacting drops

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    Thoroddsen, Sigurdur; Thoraval, Marie-Jean; Takehara, Kohsei; Etoh, T. Goji

    2012-11-01

    When a drop impacts a pool at very low velocities V, an air layer cushions the impact and prevents immediate contact. This air layer is stretched into a hemispheric shape and thins to a submicron thickness. We use silicone oils, where these films are more stable than for water [Saylor & Bounds (2012), AIChE J., online: doi 10.1002/aic.13764 ]. We observe three main breakup mechanisms which are imprinted onto the micro-bubble morphology. First, for lowest V the film ruptures at isolated holes which grow rapidly, leaving bubble necklaces where their edges meet. Based on micro-bubble volumes, we show the film breaks by van der Waals, when its thickness ~ 100 nm. Secondly, for slightly larger V a ring of holes appearing a fixed depth, where the film is thinnest, producing bubble chandeliers. Finally, for larger V an air jet within the drop, ruptures it at the bottom tip, in an axisymmetric breakup. We measure the rupture speed and find that for very viscous liquids, the breakup moves faster than the capillary-viscous velocity, through the repeated ruptures. [Thoroddsen, Thoraval, Takehara & Etoh (2012), J. Fluid Mech. online: doi:10.1017/jfm.2012.319].

  3. Prospects for Acceleration of Deuterons and Helions

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    MacKay, W. W.

    2008-02-06

    In order to study the spin structure of the neutron at high energy, a beam rich in polarized neutrons needs to be developed. The neutron has no charge and cannot be accelerated, so either deuterons or helions must be considered. When it comes to spin manipulation and stability of the polarization in a circular accelerator, it is the anomalous part of the magnetic moment which is important. If the anomaly is too small, then manipulation becomes difficult as in the case of deuterons--spin rotators and Siberian snakes become ineffective. {sup 3}He nuclei appear to be the easiest choice for a polarized neutron beam. In this paper I discuss the prospects for both helions and deuterons as polarized beams in RHIC or in an electron-ion collider.

  4. PROSPECTS FOR ACCELERATION OF DEUTERONS AND HELIONS.

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    MACKAY,W.W.

    2007-09-10

    In order to study the spin structure of the neutron at high energy, a beam rich in polarized neutrons needs to be developed. The neutron has no charge and cannot be accelerated, so either deuterons or helions must be considered. When it comes to spin manipulation and stability of the polarization in a circular accelerator, it is the anomalous part of the magnetic moment which is important. If the anomaly is too small, then manipulation becomes difficult as in the case of deuterons--spin rotators and Siberian snakes become ineffective. {sup 3}He nuclei appear to be the easiest choice for a polarized neutron beam. In this paper I discuss the prospects for both helions and deuterons as polarized beams in RHIC or in an electron-ion collider.

  5. Polarization Phenomena by Deuteron Fragmentation Into Pions

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    Illarionov, A. Yu.; Litvinenko, A. G.; Lykasov, G. I.

    2003-06-01

    The fragmentation of deuterons into pions emitted forward in the kinematic region forbidden for free nucleon-nucleon collisions is analyzed. It is shown that the inclusion of the non-nucleonic degrees of freedom in a deuteron results in a satisfactory description of the data for the inclusive pion spectrum and improves the description of the data about T20. According to the data, T20 has very small positive values, less than 0.2, which contradicts the theoretical calculations ignoring these degrees of freedom.

  6. Supercontinental inheritance and its influence on supercontinental breakup: The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province and the breakup of Pangea

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    Whalen, Lisa; Gazel, Esteban; Vidito, Christopher; Puffer, John; Bizimis, Michael; Henika, William; Caddick, Mark J.

    2015-10-01

    The Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) is the large igneous province (LIP) that coincides with the breakup of the supercontinent Pangea. Major and trace element data, Sr-Nd-Pb radiogenic isotopes, and high-precision olivine chemistry were collected on primitive CAMP dikes from Virginia (VA). These new samples were used in conjunction with a global CAMP data set to elucidate different mechanisms for supercontinent breakup and LIP formation. On the Eastern North American Margin, CAMP flows are found primarily in rift basins that can be divided into northern or southern groups based on differences in tectonic evolution, rifting history, and supercontinental inheritance. Geochemical signatures of CAMP suggest an upper mantle source modified by subduction processes. We propose that the greater number of accretionary events, or metasomatism by sediment melts as opposed to fluids on the northern versus the southern Laurentian margin during the formation of Pangea led to different subduction-related signatures in the mantle source of the northern versus southern CAMP lavas. CAMP samples have elevated Ni and low Ca in olivine phenocrysts indicating a significant pyroxenite component in the source, interpreted here as a result of subduction metasomatism. Different collisional styles during the Alleghanian orogeny in the North and South may have led to the diachroneity of the rifting of Pangea. Furthermore, due to a low angle of subduction, the Rheic Plate may have underplated the lithosphere then delaminated, triggering both the breakup of Pangea and the formation of CAMP.

  7. The Breakup Cross Section of the D+D Reaction at 6.94 MeV

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    Richard, A. L.; Brune, C. R.; Ingram, D. C.; Dhakal, S.; Karki, A.; Massey, T. N.; O'Donnell, J. E.; Parker, C. E.

    2015-04-01

    The D+D reactions are well known and widely used for a variety of purposes, mainly due to the mono-energetic neutrons from the D(d , n) 3 He reaction. The least studied of the D+D reactions is the D(d , np) D reaction known as the deuteron breakup reaction. The D(d , np) D reaction produces a continuum of neutrons at energies lower than that of the mono-energetic peak. In this work, the D(d,np)D reaction has been studied for the purpose of use as a neutron source for the active interrogation of hidden fissile materials. The neutron energy distribution as a function of angle for the cross section, d2/σ dΩdE , of the D(d,np)D reaction has been measured at the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory of Ohio University, using a 6.94-MeV pulsed deuteron beam incident upon a D2 gas target. The time-of-flight technique was used to determine the energy of the neutrons detected in the array of two lithium glass scintillators and one NE-213 scintillator. The breakup cross section was determined as low as 225-keV neutron energy in the lithium glass detectors. This project was funded in part by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) through Grant Number HDTRA1-09-1-0059.

  8. Deuteron-deuteron elastic scattering at 231.8 MeV

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    Micherdzinska, A. M.; Stephenson, E. J.; Allgower, C. E.; Lavelle, C. M.; Olmsted, J.; Pancella, P. V.; Bacher, A. D.; Nann, H.; Fonseca, A. C.; Pickar, M. A.; Smith, A.

    2007-05-15

    We report angular distribution measurements of the differential cross section {sigma}({theta}) and the analyzing powers iT{sub 11}({theta}),T{sub 20}({theta}), and T{sub 22}({theta}) for deuteron-deuteron elastic scattering at 231.8 MeV. These data are compared to calculations based on the lowest order terms in the Born series expansion of the Alt-Grassberger-Sandhas equation for four nucleons interacting through the CD Bonn potential.

  9. First-order neutron-deuteron scattering in a three-dimensional approach

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    Topolnicki, K.; Golak, J.; Skibiński, R.; Witała, H.; Bertulani, C. A.

    2015-10-01

    The description of the neutron-deuteron scattering process has been possible using the partial wave approach since the 1980s (Few-Body Syst. 3, 123 (1988); Phys. Rep. 274, 107 (1996); Acta Phys. Pol. B 28, 1677 (1997)). In recent years the so-called "three-dimensional" formalism was developed, where the calculations are performed with operators acting directly on the three-dimensional degrees of freedom of the nucleons. This approach avoids a tedious step of the classical calculations, the partial wave decomposition of operators, and in this paper is applied to the neutron-deuteron scattering process. The calculations presented here are a first step toward a new calculation scheme that would make it possible to easily produce precise predictions for a wide range of nuclear force models. This paper is a continuation of the work presented in Eur. Phys. J. A 43, 339 (2010) where the breakup channel was considered in detail. The theoretical formulation used in this paper is very closely related to the formalism introduced in Eur. Phys. J. A 43, 339 (2010) and Phys. Rev. C 68, 054003 (2003), however, we work directly with the matrix representation of operators in the joined isospin-spin space of the three-nucleon system and use only the driving term of the three-nucleon Faddeev equations. This greatly simplifies the numerical realization of the calculation and allows us to consider also the elastic channel of the reaction.

  10. Pion-less effective field theory on low-energy deuteron electrodisintegration

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    Christlmeier, Stefan; Griehammer, Harald W.

    2008-06-01

    In view of its relation to Big Bang nucleosynthesis and a reported discrepancy between nuclear models and data taken at S-DALINAC, electro-induced deuteron breakup 2H(e,e'p)n is studied at momentum transfer q<100 MeV and close to threshold in the low-energy nuclear effective field theory without dynamical pions, EFT(?/). The result at next-to-next-to-leading order (NLO2) for electric dipole currents and at next-to-leading order (NLO) for magnetic ones converges order-by-order better than quantitatively predicted and contains no free parameter. It is at this order determined by simple, well-known observables. Decomposing the triple differential cross section into the longitudinal-plus-transverse (L+T), transverse-transverse (TT), and longitudinal-transverse interference (LT) terms, we find excellent agreement with a potential-model calculation by Arenhvel and co-workers, based on the Bonn potential. Theory and data also agree well on ?L+T. There is however no space on the theory side for the discrepancy of up to 30%(3?) between theory and experiment in ?LT. From universality of EFT(?/), we conclude that no theoretical approach with the correct deuteron asymptotic wave function can explain the data. Undetermined short-distance contributions that could affect ?LT enter only at high orders (i.e., at the few-percent level). We notice some issues with the kinematics and normalization of the data reported.

  11. Thin Film Breakup and Rivulet Evolution Modeling

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    Suzzi, Nicola; Croce, Giulio; D'Agaro, Paola

    2015-11-01

    The present paper is aimed at the modeling of a continuous film breakup into individual rivulets, leading to the formation of dry patches on the substrate surface. Following an approach already successfully applied to the prediction of still/moving droplet configuration, we attempt to model the details of a single possible film breakup and its evolution over a two-dimensional domain via a phenomenological model. Based on the momentum, energy and mass flow balance of the capillary ridge on the border of the dry patch, the proposed model is validated against both numerical prediction and experimental results from the open literature. Such a detailed prediction may not be practical for the simulation of complex geometrical configuration (which may include, as an example, multiple breakups on the surface of a the whole aircraft subject to icing condition), but can be used to look for statistically significant parameters that can be used to provide proper boundary conditions for fully 3D CFD computations.

  12. Computational modelling of microfluidic capillary breakup phenomena

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    Li, Yuan; Sprittles, James; Oliver, Jim

    2013-11-01

    Capillary breakup phenomena occur in microfluidic flows when liquid volumes divide. The fundamental process of breakup is a key factor in the functioning of a number of microfluidic devices such as 3D-Printers or Lab-on-Chip biomedical technologies. It is well known that the conventional model of breakup is singular as pinch-off is approached, but, despite this, theoretical predictions of the global flow on the millimetre-scale appear to agree well with experimental data, at least until the topological change. However, as one approaches smaller scales, where interfacial effects become more dominant, it is likely that such unphysical singularities will influence the global dynamics of the drop formation process. In this talk we develop a computational framework based on the finite element method capable of resolving diverse spatio-temporal scales for the axisymmetric breakup of a liquid jet, so that the pinch-off dynamics can be accurately captured. As well as the conventional model, we discuss the application of the interface formation model to this problem, which allows the pinch-off to be resolved singularity-free, and has already been shown to produce improved flow predictions for related ``singular'' capillary flows.

  13. Breakup branches of Borromean beryllium-9

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    Smith, R.; Freer, M.; Wheldon, C.; Curtis, N.; Almaraz-Calderon, S.; Aprahamian, A.; Ashwood, N. I.; Barr, M.; Bucher, B.; Copp, P.; Couder, M.; Fang, X.; Goldring, G.; Jung, F.; Kokalova, Tz.; Lesher, S. R.; Lu, W.; Malcolm, J. D.; Roberts, A.; Tan, W. P.; Ziman, V. A.

    2015-10-01

    The breakup reaction 9Be(4He, 3α)n was measured using an array of four double-sided silicon strip detectors at beam energies of 22 and 26 MeV. Excited states in 9Be up to 12 MeV were populated and reconstructed through the measurement of the charged reaction products. It is proposed that limits on the spins and parities of the states can be derived from the way that they decay. Various breakup paths for excited states in 9Be have been explored including the 8Beg.s. + n, 8Be2+ + n and 5Heg.s. + 4He channels. By imposing the condition that the breakup proceeded via the 8Be ground state, clean excitation spectra for 9Be were reconstructed. The remaining two breakup channels were found to possess strongly-overlapping kinematic signatures and more sophisticated methods (referenced) are required to completely disentangle these other possibilities. Emphasis is placed on the development of the experimental analysis and the usefulness of Monte-Carlo simulations for this purpose.

  14. Ice breakup on the Skunk River

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    This image and associated video captures the breakup of ice cover on the Skunk River at Augusta, Iowa, on February 17, 2011, at approximately 3:00 p.m. local time. The river stage at the time was 14.50 feet (elevation 1,179.41 feet NGVD29). A preliminary estimate of the discharge at the time of the ...

  15. The NASA Ames Hypervelocity Free Flight Aerodynamic Facility: Experimental Simulation of the Atmospheric Break-Up of Meteors

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    Wilder, M. C.; Bogdanoff, D. W.

    2015-01-01

    The Hypervelocity Free Flight Aerodynamic Facility at NASA Ames Research Center provides a potential platform for the experimental simulation of meteor breakup at conditions that closely match full-scale entry condition for select parameters. The poster describes the entry environment simulation capabilities of the Hypervelocity Free Flight Aerodynamic Facility (HFFAF) at NASA Ames Research Center and provides example images of the fragmentation of a hypersonic projectile for which break-up was initiated by mechanical forces (impact with a thin polymer diaphragm).

  16. Preventing alternans-induced spiral wave breakup in cardiac tissue: An ion-channel-based approach

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    Allexandre, D.; Otani, N. F.

    2004-12-01

    The detailed processes involved in spiral wave breakup, believed to be one major mechanism by which tachycardia evolves into fibrillation, are still poorly understood. This has rendered difficult the proper design of an efficient and practical control stimulus protocol to eliminate such events. In order to gain new insights into the underlying electrophysiological and dynamical mechanisms of breakup, we applied linear perturbation theory to a steadily rotating spiral wave in two spatial dimensions. The tissue was composed of cells modeled using the Fenton-Karma equations whose parameters were chosen to emphasize alternans as a primary mechanism for breakup. Along with one meandering mode, not just one but several unstable alternans modes were found with differing growth rates, frequencies, and spatial structures. As the conductance of the fast inward current was increased, the instability of the modes increased, consistent with increased meandering and propensity for spiral breakup in simulations. We also explored a promising new approach, based on the theory, for the design of an energy efficient electrical stimulus protocol to control spiral wave breakup. The novelty lies in addressing the problem directly at the ion channel level and taking advantage of the inherent two dimensional nature of the rotating wave. With the help of the eigenmode method, we were able to calculate the exact timing and amplitude of the stimulus, and locate it optimally to maximize efficiency. The analysis led to a special-case example that demonstrated that a single, properly timed stimulus can have a global effect, suppressing all growing alternans modes over the entire tissue, thus inhibiting spiral wave breakup.

  17. Entrainment instability and vertical motion as causes of stratocumulus breakup

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    Weaver, C. J.; Pearson, R., Jr.

    1990-01-01

    Entrainment instability is thought to be a cause of stratocumulus breakup. At the interface between the cloud and the overlying air, mixtures may form which are negatively buoyant because of cloud droplet evaporation. Quantities devised to predict breakup are obtained from aircraft observations and are tested against cloud observations from satellite. Often, the parameters indicate that breakup should occur but the clouds remain, sometimes for several days. One possible explanation for breakup is vertical motion from passing synoptic cyclones. Several cases suggest that breakup is associated with the downward vertical motion from the cold air advected behind an eastward moving cyclone.

  18. Breakup of finite thickness viscous shell microbubbles by ultrasound: A simplified zero-thickness shell model

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    Hsiao, Chao-Tsung; Chahine, Georges L.

    2013-01-01

    A simplified three-dimensional (3-D) zero-thickness shell model was developed to recover the non-spherical response of thick-shelled encapsulated microbubbles subjected to ultrasound excitation. The model was validated by comparison with previously developed models and was then used to study the mechanism of bubble break-up during non-spherical deformations resulting from the presence of a nearby rigid boundary. The effects of the shell thickness and the bubble standoff distance from the solid wall on the bubble break-up were studied parametrically for a fixed insonification frequency and amplitude. A diagram of bubble shapes versus the normalized shell thickness and wall standoff was derived, and the potential bubble shapes at break-up from reentrant jets were categorized resulting in four distinct zones. PMID:23556560

  19. Instability of Nano- and Microscale Liquid Metal Filaments: Transition from Single Droplet Collapse to Multidroplet Breakup.

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    Hartnett, C A; Mahady, K; Fowlkes, J D; Afkhami, S; Kondic, L; Rack, P D

    2015-12-22

    We carry out experimental and numerical studies to investigate the collapse and breakup of finite size, nano- and microscale, liquid metal filaments supported on a substrate. We find the critical dimensions below which filaments do not break up but rather collapse to a single droplet. The transition from collapse to breakup can be described as a competition between two fluid dynamic phenomena: the capillary driven end retraction and the Rayleigh-Plateau type instability mechanism that drives the breakup. We focus on the unique spatial and temporal transition region between these two phenomena using patterned metallic thin film strips and pulsed-laser-induced dewetting. The experimental results are compared to an analytical model proposed by Driessen et al. and modified to include substrate interactions. In addition, we report the results of numerical simulations based on a volume-of-fluid method to provide additional insight and highlight the importance of liquid metal resolidification, which reduces inertial effects. PMID:26595519

  20. Does strike-slip motion facilitate rifting and continental break-up?

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    Brune, Sascha; Popov, Anton A.; Sobolev, Stephan V.

    2010-05-01

    Initial stages of continental break-up often involve large strike-slip components (e.g. during separation of South America and Africa, ~140 Ma) however there is no clear understanding of how oblique motions effect the break-up development. We use the three-dimensional, thermomechanical FEM code SLIM3D to model rifting of continental lithosphere composed of upper crust, lower crust, and mantle lithosphere. Results show that the force needed to initiate break-up strongly decreases for increased oblique plate motion. Our numerical models allow to quantify the relative importance of the three main weakening mechanisms: (i) friction softening in the brittle domain due to a strain-dependent effective angle of internal friction, as well as (ii) strain rate softening and (iii) shear heating which both reduce viscosity in the ductile domain.

  1. Exclusive nuclear reactions: Can you count on the deuteron

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    Holt, R.J.

    1991-01-01

    Three of the simplest nuclear reactions -- (1) electron-deuteron elastic scattering, (2) electro-disintegration of the deuteron near threshold and at high momentum transfer, and (3) photodisintegration of the deuteron at high energy -- were believed to have unique signatures for OCD effects in nuclei. The progress in the past few years with regard to these reactions will be traced and the results will be compared with recent theoretical predictions. 36 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Simulations of liquid nanocylinder breakup with dissipative particle dynamics

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    Tiwari, A.; Reddy, H.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Abraham, J.

    2008-07-01

    In this work, we use a dissipative-particle-dynamics-based model for two-phase flows to simulate the breakup of liquid nanocylinders. Rayleighs criterion for capillary breakup of inviscid liquid cylinders is shown to apply for the cases considered, in agreement with prior molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Also, as shown previously through MD simulations, satellite drops are not observed, because of the dominant role played by thermal fluctuations which lead to a symmetric breakup of the neck joining the two main drops. The parameters varied in this study are the domain size, cylinder radius, thermal length scale, viscosity, and surface tension. The breakup time does not show the same scaling dependence as in capillary breakup of liquid cylinders at the macroscale. The time variation of the radius at the point of breakup agrees with prior theoretical predictions from expressions derived with the assumption that thermal fluctuations lead to breakup.

  3. Breakup phenomena study in 7Li+208Pb reaction using 8PLP

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    Rath, P. K.; Vardaci, E.

    2015-01-01

    Inclusive ? particle spectra for 7Li+208Pb reaction has been studied. There are different reaction mechanism such as pickup/transfer including breakup influence the observed ? particle spectra . Presence of different bands of triton indicates the origin is different which needs more study.

  4. Bubble breakup in a turbulent shear layer

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    Brandner, P. A.; Henderson, A. D.; de Graaf, K. L.; Pearce, B. W.

    2015-12-01

    The breakup of a millimetre size buoyantly rising bubble encountering a horizontal plane turbulent jet is experimentally investigated using high-speed shadowgraphy and acoustic techniques. The bubble diameter to jet height ratio is 0.75 and the jet height based Reynolds number is 4000. The high-speed imaging was recorded at 7 kHz simultaneous with hydrophone output at 100 kHz. Bubble breakup events were seen to produce simple binary divisions into products of similar size as well as three products where at least one was much smaller than the other products. Coalescence of products was also observed. In almost all cases time-frequency analysis of the acoustic emissions enabled the products to be identified and sized.

  5. Discrete breakup arcs and kinetic Alfven waves

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    Goertz, C. K.

    1981-01-01

    Attention is confined to the extremely narrow auroral structures whose characteristic dimensions perpendicular to the magnetic fields are of the order of several hundred meters or even less. The starting point of the model used here is the assumption that discrete breakup arcs are caused by a change in the magnetosphere convection pattern that is localized in space. Particular attention is given to the shear Alfven mode. It is proposed that discrete breakup arcs are a direct manifestation of kinetic interaction between charged particles and an 'mhd' perturbation. It is stressed that the model applies only to narrow structures (thickness of the order of the plasma skin depth) and to short-lived phenomena (time scales shorter than a dispersion time). It is shown that a change of convection pattern in a spatially limited region leads to the emission of a shear-Alfven wave packet which propagates along the magnetic field line with a characteristic velocity.

  6. Comparisons of debris environment model breakup models

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    Jonas, F.; Yates, K.; Evans, R.

    1993-01-01

    This paper presents a comparison of current spacecraft breakup models used in orbital (space) debris computational environment models. The breakup models to be compared come from the NASA EVOLVE (Evolutionary) model long term debris model, the IMPACT code developed by Aerospace Corp., and the Fragmentation Algorithms for Satellite Targets (FAST) developed by Kaman Sciences. The comparison will show the methodologies and results obtained for each model such as mass versus fragment number distributions. Implications for debris cloud formation will be discussed in terms of the environments produced. No attempt is made to recommend any one model over the other as each were designed and employed for specific purposes in the environment models they are part of or contribute to. The comparisons are intended to provide researchers both quantitative and qualitative information on the models for use in their own research activities.

  7. Liquid breakup studies for singlet oxygen generators

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    Schall, Wolfgang O.; Kraft, Daniela

    1996-02-01

    The instability of the liquid jets in a jet singlet oxygen generator for oxygen-iodine lasers may limit the operational conditions and the scalability of such generators. Therefore the type of instability and the breakup behavior of jets is investigated experimentally for varying operational conditions. Jets of basic hydrogen peroxide are simulated by the use of glycerin solutions with different viscosities. Two experimental setups with optical observation of the jet development are described. Transition from laminar to turbulent jets, the associated breakup modes and the beginning of jet dissolution by surface spraying are observed. For generator relevant jet diameters intact jet lengths were found to be limited to approx. 25 cm. Jets with driving pressure of more than 3 bar exhibited strong spraying from their surface. The jet diameter shrinks with increasing driving pressure.

  8. Coupled map lattice model of jet breakup

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    Minich, R W; Schwartz, A J; Baker, E L

    2001-01-25

    An alternative approach is described to evaluate the statistical nature of the breakup of shaped charge liners. Experimental data from ductile and brittle copper jets are analyzed in terms of velocity gradient, deviation of {Delta}V from linearity, R/S analysis, and the Hurst exponent within the coupled map lattice model. One-dimensional simulations containing 600 zones of equal mass and using distinctly different force-displacement curves are generated to simulate ductile and brittle behavior. A particle separates from the stretching jet when an element of material reaches the failure criterion. A simple model of a stretching rod using brittle, semi-brittle, and ductile force-displacement curves is in agreement with the experimental results for the Hurst exponent and the phase portraits and indicates that breakup is a correlated phenomenon.

  9. Breakup of Pack Ice, Antarctic Ice Shelf

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    Breakup of Pack Ice along the periphery of the Antarctic Ice Shelf (53.5S, 3.0E) produced this mosaic of ice floes off the Antarctic Ice Shelf. Strong offshore winds, probably associated with strong katabatic downdrafts from the interior of the continent, are seen peeling off the edges of the ice shelf into long filamets of sea ice, icebergs, bergy bits and growlers to flow northward into the South Atlantic Ocean. 53.5S, 3.0E

  10. Hydrodynamic and aerodynamic breakup of liquid sheets

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    Ingebo, R.

    1982-01-01

    The effect of hydrodynamic, aerodynamic and liquid surface forces on the mean drop diameter of water sprays that are produced by the breakup of nonswirling and swirling water sheets in quiescent air and in airflows similar to those encountered in gas turbine combustors is investigated. The mean drop diameter is used to characterize fuel sprays and it is a very important factor in determining the performance and exhaust emissions of gas turbine combustors.

  11. Breakup of dense colloidal aggregates under hydrodynamic stresses.

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    Zaccone, Alessio; Soos, Miroslav; Lattuada, Marco; Wu, Hua; Bbler, Matthus U; Morbidelli, Massimo

    2009-06-01

    Flow-induced aggregation of colloidal particles leads to aggregates with fairly high fractal dimension (df approximately 2.4-3.0) which are directly responsible for the observed rheological properties of sheared dispersions. We address the problem of the decrease in aggregate size with increasing hydrodynamic stress, as a consequence of breakup, by means of a fracture-mechanics model complemented by experiments in a multipass extensional (laminar) flow device. Evidence is shown that as long as the inner density decay with linear size within the aggregate (due to fractality) is not negligible (as for df approximately 2.4-2.8), this imposes a substantial limitation to the hydrodynamic fragmentation process as compared with nonfractal aggregates (where the critical stress is practically size independent). This is due to the fact that breaking up a fractal object leads to denser fractals which better withstand stress. In turbulent flows, accounting for intermittency introduces just a small deviation with respect to the laminar case, while the model predictions are equally in good agreement with experiments from the literature. Our findings are summarized in a diagram for the breakup exponent (governing the size versus stress scaling) as a function of fractal dimension. PMID:19658503

  12. Beam Breakup Effects in Dielectric Based Accelerators

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    Schoessow, P.; Kanareykin, A.; Jing, C.; Kustov, A.; Altmark, A.; Power, J. G.; Gai, W.

    2009-01-22

    The dynamics of the beam in structure-based wakefield accelerators leads to beam stability issues not ordinarily found in other machines. In particular, the high current drive beam in an efficient wakefield accelerator loses a large fraction of its energy in the decelerator structure, resulting in physical emittance growth, increased energy spread, and the possibility of head-tail instability for an off axis beam, all of which can lead to severe reduction of beam intensity. Beam breakup (BBU) effects resulting from parasitic wakefields provide a potentially serious limitation to the performance of dielectric structure based wakefield accelerators as well. We report on experimental and numerical investigation of BBU and its mitigation. The experimental program focuses on BBU measurements at the AWA facility in a number of high gradient and high transformer ratio wakefield devices. New pickup-based beam diagnostics will provide methods for studying parasitic wakefields that are currently unavailable. The numerical part of this research is based on a particle-Green's function beam breakup code we are developing that allows rapid, efficient simulation of beam breakup effects in advanced linear accelerators. The goal of this work is to be able to compare the results of detailed experimental measurements with the accurate numerical results and to design an external FODO channel for the control of the beam in the presence of strong transverse wakefields.

  13. On the driving forces of the Pangea breakup and northward drift of the Indian subcontinent

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    Yoshida, Masaki; Hamano, Yozo

    2015-04-01

    During the breakup of the supercontinent Pangea, the Indian subcontinent became isolated from the southern part of Pangea, called Gondwanaland, at around 130 Ma, moved northwards, and eventually collided with Eurasia to form the Himalayas at around 40-50 Ma. The reason why the Indian subcontinent moved at such a high speed of up to c. 20 cm/yr remains a controversial issue in geodynamics. Here, numerical simulation of 3-D spherical mantle convection with an Earth-like Rayleigh number is reported, considering the assembly of highly viscous continental blocks with the configuration of Pangea, to determine the geodynamic mechanisms of the Pangea breakup, the subsequent continental drift, and the high-speed northward drift of the Indian subcontinent. Our numerical simulations approximately reproduced the process of continental drift from the breakup of Pangea at 200 Ma to the present-day continental distribution. These simulations revealed that a major factor in the northward drift of the Indian subcontinent was the large-scale cold mantle downwelling that developed spontaneously in the North Tethys Ocean, attributed to the overall shape of Pangea. The strong lateral mantle flow caused by the high-temperature anomaly beneath Pangea, due to the thermal insulation effect, enhanced the acceleration of the Indian subcontinent during the early stage of the Pangea breakup. The large-scale hot upwelling plumes from the lower mantle, initially located under Africa, might have contributed to the formation of the large-scale cold mantle downwelling in the North Tethys Ocean. References: [1] Yoshida, M., Effects of various lithospheric yield stresses and different mantle-heating modes on the breakup of the Pangea supercontinent, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41(9), 3060-3067, doi:10.1002/2014GL060023, 2014. [2] Yoshida, M. and Y. Hamano, Pangea breakup and northward drift of the Indian subcontinent reproduced by a numerical model of mantle convection, Submitted to Scientific Reports, 2015. (in revision)

  14. Reactions with Weakly Bound Nuclei, at near Barrier Energies, and the Breakup and Transfer Influences on the Fusion and Elastic Scattering

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    Gomes, P. R. S.; Lubian, J.; Canto, L. F.; Otomar, D. R.; Junior, D. R. Mendes; de Faria, P. N.; Linares, R.; Sigaud, L.; Rangel, J.; Ferreira, J. L.; Ferioli, E.; Paes, B.; Cardozo, E. N.; Cortes, M. R.; Ermamatov, M. J.; Lotti, P.; Hussein, M. S.

    2015-12-01

    We present a brief review of the reaction mechanisms involved in collisions of weakly bound projectiles with tightly bound targets, at near-barrier energies. We discuss systematic behaviors of the data, with emphasis in fusion, breakup, nucleon transfer and elastic scattering. The dependence of the breakup cross section on the charge and mass of the target is discussed, and the influence of the breakup channel on complete fusion is investigated. For this purpose, we compare reduced fusion cross sections with a benchmark universal curve. The behaviors observed in the comparisons are explained in terms of polarization potentials and of nucleon transfer followed by breakup. The influence of the breakup process on elastic scattering is also discussed. Some apparent contradictions between results of different authors are explained and some perspectives of the field are presented.

  15. Reactions with Weakly Bound Nuclei, at near Barrier Energies, and the Breakup and Transfer Influences on the Fusion and Elastic Scattering

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    Gomes, P. R. S.; Lubian, J.; Canto, L. F.; Otomar, D. R.; Junior, D. R. Mendes; de Faria, P. N.; Linares, R.; Sigaud, L.; Rangel, J.; Ferreira, J. L.; Ferioli, E.; Paes, B.; Cardozo, E. N.; Cortes, M. R.; Ermamatov, M. J.; Lotti, P.; Hussein, M. S.

    2016-03-01

    We present a brief review of the reaction mechanisms involved in collisions of weakly bound projectiles with tightly bound targets, at near-barrier energies. We discuss systematic behaviors of the data, with emphasis in fusion, breakup, nucleon transfer and elastic scattering. The dependence of the breakup cross section on the charge and mass of the target is discussed, and the influence of the breakup channel on complete fusion is investigated. For this purpose, we compare reduced fusion cross sections with a benchmark universal curve. The behaviors observed in the comparisons are explained in terms of polarization potentials and of nucleon transfer followed by breakup. The influence of the breakup process on elastic scattering is also discussed. Some apparent contradictions between results of different authors are explained and some perspectives of the field are presented.

  16. Development of Deuteron Polarimeter at Internal Target Station of Nuclotron

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    Suda, K.; Uesaka, T.; Maeda, Y.; Kawabata, T.; Sakaguchi, S.; Sasamoto, Y.; Ladygin, V. P.; Kurilkin, P. K.; Gurchin, Yu. V.; Isupov, A. Yu.; Khrenov, A. N.; Kiselev, A. S.; Kizka, V. A.; Kliman, J.; Krasnov, V. A.; Livanov, A. N.; Malakov, A. I.; Piyadin, S. M.; Reznikov, S. G.; Vasiliev, T. A.

    2007-06-13

    A high-energy deuteron beam polarimeter based on the d-p elastic scattering at backward angles has been constructed at Internal Target Station of Nuclotron at JINR. Calibration measurement of the analyzing powers Ay, Ayy, and Axx with polarized deuteron beams at 0.88 and 2.0 GeV was performed.

  17. Deuteron Polarimeter for Electric Dipole Moment Search

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    Stephenson, E. J.

    2007-04-01

    We are developing a method to search for the electric dipole moment (EDM) of a charged particle using a storage ring. The test particles are injected into the ring as a polarized beam whose spin axis precesses (if there is an EDM) in the electric field that arises from v . B in the particle frame. We describe here the development of a continuously-operating polarimeter for a deuteron beam, which would potentially provide a sensitivity as low as 10-29 e . cm.

  18. Deuteron electrodisintegration with unitarily evolved potentials

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    More, S. N.; Knig, S.; Furnstahl, R. J.; Hebeler, K.

    2015-12-01

    Renormalization-group (RG) methods used to soften Hamiltonians for nuclear many-body calculations change the effective resolution of the interaction. For nucleon knockout processes, these RG transformations leave cross sections invariant, but initial-state wave functions, interaction currents, and final-state interactions are individually altered. This has implications for the factorization of nuclear structure and reactions. We use deuteron electrodisintegration as a controlled laboratory for studying how structure and reaction components are modified under RG evolution, without the complication of three-body forces or currents. The dependence of these changes on kinematics is explored.

  19. Velocity perturbation distributions in the breakup of artificial satellites

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    Badhwar, Gautam D.; Tan, Arjun; Reynolds, Robert C.

    1990-01-01

    A method is presented for calculating the three orthogonal components of the velocity perturbations of satellite fragments, with a view to ascertaining the nature and intensity of the satellite breakup. The method employs three simultaneous equations furnished by changes in fragment specific energy, specific angular momentum, and plane orientation. Velocity perturbations are thereby calculated for fragments from 20 major satellite breakup events; these results, in conjunction with a technique for determining fragment masses, yield a description of the breakup process.

  20. A Study of Pseudo Breakup Events in the Aurora Using Polar/UVI

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    Higgins, P. A.; Fillingim, M. O.; Parks, G. K.

    2008-12-01

    We have analyzed pseudo breakup events in the aurora using 37 second LBHL Polar/UVI data during the months of November and December 2007 to study the relationship between breakups and pseudo breakups. Historically, the distinction between pseudo breakups, which expand locally, and normal breakups, which expand more globally, has been ill defined. We now present an explicit definition based on MLat expanse and peak auroral power. Often, the aurora will exhibit a series of pseudo breakup events before the commencement of a normal breakup. Sometimes a normal breakup does not occur. We analyze the properties of pseudo breakups and parameters that might make a normal breakup more or less likely to occur after a series of pseudo breakup events. There is no statistical difference in MLat location, peak area, peak power dissipation, and total energy deposition for individual pseudo breakups leading to a normal breakup and those that do not. A normal breakup is likely to occur only during the first 100 minutes of a sequence of pseudo breakups. Pseudo breakup sequences leading to a breakup are much shorter than those not leading to a breakup. However, distributions of total energy (in electron precipitation) for sequences leading and not leading to a normal breakup are the same. Although the physical implications of our results are complicated and unclear, pseudo breakup events should be incorporated in any magnetospheric substorm model.

  1. Pion-less effective field theory on low-energy deuteron electrodisintegration

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    Christlmeier, Stefan; Griesshammer, Harald W.

    2008-06-15

    In view of its relation to Big Bang nucleosynthesis and a reported discrepancy between nuclear models and data taken at S-DALINAC, electro-induced deuteron breakup {sup 2}H(e,e{sup '}p)n is studied at momentum transfer q<100 MeV and close to threshold in the low-energy nuclear effective field theory without dynamical pions, EFT({pi} /). The result at next-to-next-to-leading order (N{sup 2}LO) for electric dipole currents and at next-to-leading order (NLO) for magnetic ones converges order-by-order better than quantitatively predicted and contains no free parameter. It is at this order determined by simple, well-known observables. Decomposing the triple differential cross section into the longitudinal-plus-transverse (L+T), transverse-transverse (TT), and longitudinal-transverse interference (LT) terms, we find excellent agreement with a potential-model calculation by Arenhoevel and co-workers, based on the Bonn potential. Theory and data also agree well on {sigma}{sub L+T}. There is however no space on the theory side for the discrepancy of up to 30%(3{sigma}) between theory and experiment in {sigma}{sub LT}. From universality of EFT({pi} /), we conclude that no theoretical approach with the correct deuteron asymptotic wave function can explain the data. Undetermined short-distance contributions that could affect {sigma}{sub LT} enter only at high orders (i.e., at the few-percent level). We notice some issues with the kinematics and normalization of the data reported.

  2. Single particles accelerate final stages of capillary break-up

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    Lindner, Anke; Fiscina, Jorge Eduardo; Wagner, Christian

    2015-06-01

    Droplet formation of suspensions is present in many industrial and technological processes such as coating and food engineering. Whilst the finite-time singularity of the minimum neck diameter in capillary break-up of simple liquids can be described by well-known self-similarity solutions, the pinching of non-Brownian suspension depends in a complex way on the particle dynamics in the thinning thread. Here we focus on the very dilute regime where the filament contains only isolated beads to identify the physical mechanisms leading to the pronounced acceleration of the filament thinning observed. This accelerated regime is characterized by an asymmetric shape of the filament with an enhanced curvature that depends on the size and the spatial distribution of the particles within the capillary thread.

  3. Multipass Beam Breakup in Energy Recovery Linacs

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    Eduard Pozdeyev; Christopher Tennant; Joseph Bisognano; M Sawamura; R. Hajima; T.I. Smith

    2005-03-19

    This paper is a compilation of several presentations on multipass beam breakup (BBU) in energy recovery linacs (ERL) given at the 32nd Advanced ICFA Beam Workshop on ERLs. The goal of this paper is to summarize the progress achieved in analytical, numerical, and experimental studies of the instability and outline available and proposed BBU mitigation techniques. In this paper, a simplified theory of multipass BBU in recirculating linacs is presented. Several BBU suppression techniques and their working principles are discussed. The paper presents an overview of available BBU codes. Results of experimental studies of multipass BBU at the Jefferson Laboratory (JLab) FEL Upgrade are described.

  4. Satellites in the inviscid breakup of bubbles.

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    Gordillo, J M; Fontelos, M A

    2007-04-01

    In this Letter, we stress the essential role played by gas inertia in the breakup of gas bubbles. Our results reveal that, whenever the gas to liquid density ratio Lambda=rhog/rhol is different from zero, tiny satellite bubbles may be formed as a result of the large gas velocities that are reached close to pinch-off. Moreover, we provide a closed expression for the characteristic satellite diameter, which decreases when decreasing Lambda and which shows order of magnitude agreement with the micron-sized satellite bubbles observed experimentally. PMID:17501278

  5. Deformation pathways and breakup modes in acoustically levitated bicomponent droplets under external heating

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    Pathak, Binita; Basu, Saptarshi

    2016-03-01

    Controlled breakup of droplets using heat or acoustics is pivotal in applications such as pharmaceutics, nanoparticle production, and combustion. In the current work we have identified distinct thermal acoustics-induced deformation regimes (ligaments and bubbles) and breakup dynamics in externally heated acoustically levitated bicomponent (benzene-dodecane) droplets with a wide variation in volatility of the two components (benzene is significantly more volatile than dodecane). We showcase the physical mechanism and universal behavior of droplet surface caving in leading to the inception and growth of ligaments. The caving of the top surface is governed by a balance between the acoustic pressure field and the restrictive surface tension of the droplet. The universal collapse of caving profiles for different benzene concentration (<70 % by volume) is shown by using an appropriate time scale obtained from force balance. Continuous caving leads to the formation of a liquid membrane-type structure which undergoes radial extension due to inertia gained during the precursor phase. The membrane subsequently closes at the rim and the kinetic energy leads to ligament formation and growth. Subsequent ligament breakup is primarily Rayleigh-Plateau type. The breakup mode shifts to diffusional entrapment-induced boiling with an increase in concentration of the volatile component (benzene >70 % by volume). The findings are portable to any similar bicomponent systems with differential volatility.

  6. Measurement of the tensor structure function b1 of the deuteron.

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    Airapetian, A; Akopov, N; Akopov, Z; Amarian, M; Ammosov, V V; Andrus, A; Aschenauer, E C; Augustyniak, W; Avakian, R; Avetissian, A; Avetissian, E; Bailey, P; Balin, D; Baturin, V; Beckmann, M; Belostotski, S; Bernreuther, S; Bianchi, N; Blok, H P; Bttcher, H; Borissov, A; Borysenko, A; Bouwhuis, M; Brack, J; Brll, A; Bryzgalov, V; Capitani, G P; Chen, T; Chiang, H C; Ciullo, G; Contalbrigo, M; Dalpiaz, P F; De Leo, R; Demey, M; De Nardo, L; De Sanctis, E; Devitsin, E; Di Nezza, P; Dreschler, J; Dren, M; Ehrenfried, M; Elalaoui-Moulay, A; Elbakian, G; Ellinghaus, F; Elschenbroich, U; Fabbri, R; Fantoni, A; Fechtchenko, A; Felawka, L; Fox, B; Frullani, S; Gapienko, G; Gapienko, V; Garibaldi, F; Garrow, K; Garutti, E; Gaskell, D; Gavrilov, G; Gharibyan, V; Graw, G; Grebeniouk, O; Greeniaus, L G; Gregor, I M; Hafidi, K; Hartig, M; Hasch, D; Heesbeen, D; Henoch, M; Hertenberger, R; Hesselink, W H A; Hillenbrand, A; Hoek, M; Holler, Y; Hommez, B; Iarygin, G; Ivanilov, A; Izotov, A; Jackson, H E; Jgoun, A; Kaiser, R; Kinney, E; Kisselev, A; Kopytin, M; Korotkov, V; Kozlov, V; Krauss, B; Krivokhijine, V G; Lagamba, L; Lapiks, L; Laziev, A; Lenisa, P; Liebing, P; Linden-Levy, L A; Lipka, K; Lorenzon, W; Lu, H; Lu, J; Lu, S; Ma, B-Q; Maiheu, B; Makins, N C R; Mao, Y; Marianski, B; Marukyan, H; Masoli, F; Mexner, V; Meyners, N; Mikloukho, O; Miller, C A; Miyachi, Y; Muccifora, V; Nagaitsev, A; Nappi, E; Naryshkin, Y; Nass, A; Negodaev, M; Nowak, W-D; Oganessyan, K; Ohsuga, H; Pickert, N; Potashov, S; Potterveld, D H; Raithel, M; Reggiani, D; Reimer, P E; Reischl, A; Reolon, A R; Riedl, C; Rith, K; Rosner, G; Rostomyan, A; Rubacek, L; Rubin, J; Ryckbosch, D; Salomatin, Y; Sanjiev, I; Savin, I; Schfer, A; Schill, C; Schnell, G; Schler, K P; Seele, J; Seidl, R; Seitz, B; Shanidze, R; Shearer, C; Shibata, T-A; Shutov, V; Simani, M C; Sinram, K; Stancari, M; Statera, M; Steffens, E; Steijger, J J M; Stenzel, H; Stewart, J; Stinzing, F; Stsslein, U; Tait, P; Tanaka, H; Taroian, S; Tchuiko, B; Terkulov, A; Tkabladze, A; Trzcinski, A; Tytgat, M; Vandenbroucke, A; van der Nat, P B; van der Steenhoven, G; Vetterli, M C; Vikhrov, V; Vincter, M G; Vogel, C; Vogt, M; Volmer, J; Weiskopf, C; Wendland, J; Wilbert, J; Ye, Y; Ye, Z; Yen, S; Zihlmann, B; Zupranski, P

    2005-12-01

    The Hermes experiment has investigated the tensor spin structure of the deuteron using the 27.6 GeV/c positron beam of DESY HERA. The use of a tensor-polarized deuteron gas target with only a negligible residual vector polarization enabled the first measurement of the tensor asymmetry A(d)zz and the tensor structure function b(d)1 for average values of the Bjorken variable 0.01< <0.45 and of the negative of the squared four-momentum transfer 0.5 GeV2 < <5 GeV2. The quantities A(d)zz and b(d)1 are found to be nonzero. The rise of b(d)1 for decreasing values of x can be interpreted to originate from the same mechanism that leads to nuclear shadowing in unpolarized scattering. PMID:16384369

  7. General design of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility deuteron injector: source and beam line.

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    Gobin, R; Blideanu, V; Bogard, D; Bourdelle, G; Chauvin, N; Delferrire, O; Girardot, P; Jannin, J L; Langlois, S; Loiseau, D; Pottin, B; Rousse, J-Y; Sene, F

    2010-02-01

    In the framework of the International Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility-Engineering Validation and Engineering Design Activities (IFMIF-EVEDA) project, CEA/IRFU is in charge of the design and realization of the 140 mA cw deuteron Injector. The electron cyclotron resonance ion source operates at 2.45 GHz and a 4 electrode extraction system has been chosen. A 2 solenoid beam line, together with a high space charge compensation have been optimized for a proper beam injection in the 175 MHz radio frequency quadrupole. The injector will be tested with proton and deuteron beam production either in pulsed mode or in cw mode on the CEA-Saclay site before to be shipped to Japan. Special attention was paid to neutron emission due to (d,D) reaction. In this paper, the general IFMIF Injector design is reported, pointing out beam dynamics, radioprotection, diagnostics, and mechanical aspects. PMID:20192424

  8. Experimental constraints on the deformation and breakup of injected magma

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    Hodge, Kirsten F.; Carazzo, Guillaume; Jellinek, A. Mark

    2012-04-01

    The injection, breakup and stirring of dikes entering convecting silicic magma chambers can govern how they grow and differentiate, as well as influence their potential for eruption at the surface. Enclaves observed in plutons may preserve a record of this process and, thus, identifying and understanding the physical processes underlying their formation is a crucial issue in volcanology. We use laboratory experiments and scaling theory to investigate the mechanical and rheological conditions leading to the deformation and breakup of analog crystal-rich dikes injected as discrete plumes that descend into an underlying imposed shear flow. To scale the experiments and map the results across a wide range of natural conditions we define the ratio S of the timescale for the growth of a gravitational Rayleigh-Taylor (R-T) instability of the sheared, injected material to the timescale for settling through the fluid layer and the ratio Y of the timescales for shearing and lateral disaggregation of the particle-fluid mixture (yielding). At low S (< 3) and high Y (> 40), descending plumes are stretched and tilted before undergoing R-T instability, forming drips with a wavelength that is comparable to the initial diameter of the injection. At low Y (< 40) and S values that increase from ? 3 as Y ? 0, an injection yields in tension before a R-T instability can grow, forming discrete particle-fluid blobs that are much smaller than the initial injection diameter and separated by thin filaments of the original mixture. At high S (> 3) and high Y (> 40), injections remain intact as they settle through the layer and pond at the floor. Applied to magma chambers, our results do not support the production of a continuum of enclave sizes. Indeed, from scaling analyses we expect the two breakup regimes to form distinct size populations: Whereas enclaves formed in the R-T regime will be comparable to the injection size, those formed in the tension regime will be much smaller. We show that enclave size distributions observed in the field can potentially be used to infer the Y - S conditions for the magma chamber at the time of injection. In addition, these observations can constrain aspects of the styles of flow, stirring, and mixing within the magma chamber, as well as the rheological contrast between the injected and host magma at the time of enclave formation. Our work shows that the contrast in composition between the injected and host magmas will have a strong effect on the mingling structures that are likely to be generated.

  9. Modeling mud flocculation using variable collision and breakup efficiencies

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    Strom, K.; Keyvani, A.

    2013-12-01

    Solution of the Winterwerp (1998) floc growth and breakup equation yields time dependent median floc size as an outcome of collision driven floc growth and shear induced floc breakage. The formulation is quite nice in that it is an ODE that yields fast solution for median floc size and can be incorporated into sediment transport models. The Winterwerp (1998) floc size equation was used to model floc growth and breakup data from laboratory experiments conducted under both constant and variable turbulent shear rate (Keyvani 2013). The data showed that floc growth rate starts out very high and then reduces with size to asymptotically approach an equilibrium size. In modeling the data, the Winterwerp (1998) model and the Son and Hsu (2008) variant were found to be able to capture the initial fast growth phase and the equilibrium state, but were not able to well capture the slow growing phase. This resulted in flocs reaching the equilibrium state in the models much faster than the experimental data. The objective of this work was to improve the ability of the general Winterwerp (1998) formulation to better capture the slow growth phase and more accurately predict the time to equilibrium. To do this, a full parameter sensitivity analysis was conducted using the Winterwerp (1998) model. Several modifications were tested, including the variable fractal dimension and yield strength extensions of Son and Hsu (2008, 2009). The best match with the in-house data, and data from the literature, was achieved using floc collision and breakup efficiency coefficients that decrease with floc size. The net result of the decrease in both of these coefficients is that floc growth slows without modification to the equilibrium size. Inclusion of these new functions allows for substantial improvement in modeling the growth phase of flocs in both steady and variable turbulence conditions. The improvement is particularly noticeable when modeling continual growth in a decaying turbulence field similar to what might be experienced in a river mouth jet. Inclusion of the functions does, however, result in problems with capturing rapid floc breakage due to a stepwise increase in turbulent shear. References Keyvani, A. (2013). Flocculation processes in river mouth fluvial to marine transitions. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Houston. Son, M. & Hsu, T.J. (2008). Flocculation model of cohesive sediment using variable fractal dimension. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 8(1), 55-71. Son, M. & Hsu, T.J. (2009). The effect of variable yield strength and variable fractal dimension on flocculation of cohesive sediment. Water Research, 43(14), 3582 - 3592. Winterwerp, J. C. (1998). A simple model for turbulence induced flocculation of cohesive sediment. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 36(3), 309-326.

  10. Study of deuteron spectra under radiation belt with PAMELA instrument

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    Koldobskiy, S. A.; Adriani, O.; Barbarino, G. C.; Bazilevskaya, G. A.; Bellotti, R.; Boezio, M.; Bogomolov, E. A.; Bongi, M.; Bonvicini, V.; Bottai, S.; Bruno, A.; Cafagna, F.; Campana, D.; Carlson, P.; Casolino, M.; Castellini, G.; De Donato, C.; De Santis, C.; De Simone, N.; Di Felice, V.; Formato, V.; Galper, A. M.; Karelin, A. V.; Koldashov, S. V.; Krutkov, S. Y.; Kvashnin, A. A.; Kvashnin, A. N.; Leonov, A. A.; Malakhov, V. V.; Marcelli, L.; Martucci, M.; Mayorov, A. G.; Menn, W.; Merge', M.; Mikhailov, V. V.; Mocchiutti, E.; Monaco, A.; Mori, N.; Munini, R.; Osteria, G.; Palma, F.; Panico, B.; Papini, P.; Pearce, M.; Picozza, P.; Ricci, M.; Ricciarini, S. B.; Sarkar, R.; Scotti, V.; Simon, M.; Sparvoli, R.; Spillantini, P.; Stozhkov, Y. I.; Vacchi, A.; Vannuccini, E.; Vasilyev, G. I.; Voronov, S. A.; Yurkin, Y. T.; Zampa, G.; Zampa, N.

    2015-08-01

    This paper presents the results of measurements of proton and deuteron fluxes of albedo radiation in the Earth vicinity, obtained in the PAMELA experiment. PAMELA is an international experiment meant to study cosmic rays. PAMELA is carried out on board the satellite Resurs-DK1. High-precision equipment of the experiment allows registration and identification of cosmic ray particles of different varieties in a wide energy range. The albedo deuteron spectrum and albedo deuteron-to-proton fluxes ratio in the energy range 70 - 600 MeV/nucleon at altitude of 350 - 600 km for different geomagnetic latitudes is presented.

  11. Intermediate energy proton-deuteron elastic scattering

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    Wilson, J. W.

    1973-01-01

    A fully symmetrized multiple scattering series is considered for the description of proton-deuteron elastic scattering. An off-shell continuation of the experimentally known twobody amplitudes that retains the exchange symmeteries required for the calculation is presented. The one boson exchange terms of the two body amplitudes are evaluated exactly in this off-shell prescription. The first two terms of the multiple scattering series are calculated explicitly whereas multiple scattering effects are obtained as minimum variance estimates from the 146-MeV data of Postma and Wilson. The multiple scattering corrections indeed consist of low order partial waves as suggested by Sloan based on model studies with separable interactions. The Hamada-Johnston wave function is shown consistent with the data for internucleon distances greater than about 0.84 fm.

  12. Deuterons and flow: At intermediate AGS energies

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    Kahana, D.E.; Pang, Y. |; Kahana, S.H.

    1996-06-01

    A quantitative model, based on hadronic physics and Monte Carlo cascading is applied to heavy ion collisions at BNL-AGS and BEVALAC energies. The model was found to be in excellent agreement with particle spectra where data previously existed, for Si beams, and was able to successfully predict the spectra where data was initially absent, for Au beams. For Si + Au collisions baryon densities of three or four times the normal nuclear matter density ({rho}{sub 0}) are seen in the theory, while for Au + Au collisions, matter at densities up to 10 {rho}{sub 0} is anticipated. The possibility that unusual states of matter may be created in the Au beams and potential signatures for its observation, in particular deuterons and collective flow, are considered.

  13. Nucleon and Deuteron Form Factors from BLAST

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    Hasell, D. K.

    2009-12-17

    The BLAST experiment was designed to study in a systematic manner the spin-dependent, electromagnetic interaction on hydrogen and deuterium. Measuring only asymmetries in electron scattering with respect to the beam helicity, target spin, or both; the BLAST experiment was able to extract information on nucleon and deuteron form factors independent of beam intensity or target density. By further forming 'super-ratios' of asymmetries, measurements were possible independent of beam and target polarization thus reducing uncertainties due to these quantities as well. Some of the form factor results from BLAST will be briefly presented here. Also, in response to observed discrepancies between polarization measurements and those obtained using traditional Rosenbluth separation techniques a proposed experiment, OLYMPUS, which will use the BLAST detector to measure the two photon contribution to elastic electron scattering will also be presented.

  14. Breakup Effects on University Students' Perceived Academic Performance

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    Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Pelaez, Martha; Deeds, Osvelia; Delgado, Jeannette

    2012-01-01

    The Problem: Problems that might be expected to affect perceived academic performance were studied in a sample of 283 university students. Results: Breakup Distress Scale scores, less time since the breakup and no new relationship contributed to 16% of the variance on perceived academic performance. Variables that were related to academic…

  15. Modeling of Turbulence Effects on Liquid Jet Atomization and Breakup

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    Trinh, Huu P.; Chen, C. P.

    2005-01-01

    Recent experimental investigations and physical modeling studies have indicated that turbulence behaviors within a liquid jet have considerable effects on the atomization process. This study aims to model the turbulence effect in the atomization process of a cylindrical liquid jet. Two widely used models, the Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) instability of Reitz (blob model) and the Taylor-Analogy-Breakup (TAB) secondary droplet breakup by O Rourke et al, are further extended to include turbulence effects. In the primary breakup model, the level of the turbulence effect on the liquid breakup depends on the characteristic scales and the initial flow conditions. For the secondary breakup, an additional turbulence force acted on parent drops is modeled and integrated into the TAB governing equation. The drop size formed from this breakup regime is estimated based on the energy balance before and after the breakup occurrence. This paper describes theoretical development of the current models, called "T-blob" and "T-TAB", for primary and secondary breakup respectivety. Several assessment studies are also presented in this paper.

  16. Breakup Effects on University Students' Perceived Academic Performance

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    Field, Tiffany; Diego, Miguel; Pelaez, Martha; Deeds, Osvelia; Delgado, Jeannette

    2012-01-01

    The Problem: Problems that might be expected to affect perceived academic performance were studied in a sample of 283 university students. Results: Breakup Distress Scale scores, less time since the breakup and no new relationship contributed to 16% of the variance on perceived academic performance. Variables that were related to academic

  17. 24 CFR 982.315 - Family break-up.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Family break-up. 982.315 Section... SECTION 8 TENANT BASED ASSISTANCE: HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM Leasing a Unit 982.315 Family break-up. (a) The PHA has discretion to determine which members of an assisted family continue to...

  18. Novel Physics with Tensor Polarized Deuteron Targets

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    Slifer, Karl J.; Long, Elena A.

    2013-09-01

    Development of solid spin-1 polarized targets will open the study of tensor structure functions to precise measurement, and holds the promise to enable a new generation of polarized scattering experiments. In this talk we will discuss a measurement of the leading twist tensor structure function b1, along with prospects for future experiments with a solid tensor polarized target. The recently approved JLab experiment E12-13-011 will measure the lead- ing twist tensor structure function b1, which provides a unique tool to study partonic effects, while also being sensitive to coherent nuclear properties in the simplest nuclear system. At low x, shadowing effects are expected to dominate b1, while at larger values, b1 provides a clean probe of exotic QCD effects, such as hidden color due to 6-quark configuration. Since the deuteron wave function is relatively well known, any non-standard effects are expected to be readily observable. All available models predict a small or vanishing value of b1 at moderate x. However, the first pioneer measurement of b1 at HERMES revealed a crossover to an anomalously large negative value in the region 0.2 < x < 0.5, albeit with relatively large experimental uncertainty. E12-13-011 will perform an inclusive measurement of the deuteron tensor asymmetry in the region 0.16 < x < 0.49, for 0.8 < Q2 < 5.0 GeV2. The UVa solid polarized ND3 target will be used, along with the Hall C spectrometers, and an unpolarized 115 nA beam. This measurement will provide access to the tensor quark polarization, and allow a test of the Close-Kumano sum rule, which vanishes in the absence of tensor polarization in the quark sea. Until now, tensor structure has been largely unexplored, so the study of these quantities holds the potential of initiating a new field of spin physics at Jefferson Lab.

  19. Breakup following interactions with light targets: Investigating new methods to probe nuclear physics input to the cosmological lithium problem.

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    Cook, K. J.; Luong, D. H.; Carter, I. P.; Dasgupta, M.; Hinde, D. J.; McNeil, S.; Rafferty, D.; Ramachandran, K.; Simenel, C.; Williams, E.

    2015-04-01

    A well known issue with concordance cosmology is the cosmological lithium problem, where models of Big Bang Nucleosynthesis indicate abundances of 7Li three to four times larger than values inferred via spectroscopic measurements of metal-poor halo stars [1]. Since the source of this discrepancy remains unclear [2], it is vital to fully understand the nuclear reactions that affect the production of 7Li during the Big Bang [3]. At the Australian National University, experimental equipment and analysis techniques have been developed for nuclear reaction studies at energies near the fusion barrier, exploiting large solid angle detectors to enable the investigation of breakup without a priori assumption of the breakup kinematics. The extension to reactions of astrophysical interest may help shed light on these reactions. Recent experiments, using these new techniques, have provided a complete picture of the breakup mechanisms of light nuclei in collisions with heavy targets [4]. The present work focuses on obtaining a complete picture of breakup mechanisms of 7Li following interactions with 27Al. It has been found that breakup is almost exclusively triggered by nucleon transfer between the colliding partners, to a larger extent than was found for heavier targets. The findings of these experiments, as well as progress towards extensions to astrophysically relevant reactions, such as d + 7Be [5] will be presented.

  20. Numerical investigation on the primary breakup of an inelastic non-Newtonian liquid jet with inflow turbulence

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    Zhu, Chengxiang; Ertl, Moritz; Weigand, Bernhard

    2013-08-01

    Direct Numerical Simulations of the primary breakup of an inelastic non-Newtonian liquid jet with inflow turbulence are presented in this paper. The jet's structure, surface behavior, non-Newtonian characteristics as well as its specific breakup mechanism are investigated and discussed. The shear thinning viscosity of the liquid phase plays an important role during jet injection resulting in circumferential rotation of interfacial waves. Streamwise contra-rotating vortex pairs as well as triple vortex structures are observed in the liquid phase. The local Ohnesorge number, which has a branch-structure distribution in the liquid phase before disintegration, is found to be 30% smaller in regions near the nozzle exit and in the shear layer than in the jet tip, suggesting a clear non-Newtonian influence. A cavity breakup mechanism for this type of non-Newtonian jet is identified and explained, giving a new perspective for jet disintegration analysis.

  1. Integral relations and the adiabatic expansion method for 1+2 reactions above the breakup threshold: Helium trimers with soft-core potentials

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    Garrido, E.; Romero-Redondo, C.; Kievsky, A.; Viviani, M.

    2012-11-01

    The integral relations formalism introduced in [P. Barletta , Phys. Rev. Lett.PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.103.090402 103, 090402 (2009); C. Romero-Redondo , Phys. Rev. APLRAAN1050-294710.1103/PhysRevA.83.022705 83, 022705 (2011)] and designed to describe 1+N reactions is extended here to collision energies above the threshold for the target breakup. These two relations are completely general, and in this work they are used together with the adiabatic expansion method for the description of 1+2 reactions. The neutron-deuteron breakup, for which benchmark calculations are available, is taken as a test of the method. The s-wave collision between the 4He atom and 4He2 dimer above the breakup threshold and the possibility of using soft-core two-body potentials plus a short-range three-body force will be investigated. Comparisons to previous calculations for the three-body recombination and collision dissociation rates will be shown.

  2. Deuteron Acceleration and Fusion Neutron Production in Z-pinch plasmas

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    Klir, D.; Kravarik, J.; Kubes, P.; Rezac, K.; Ananeev, S. S.; Bakshaev, Yu. L.; Blinov, P. I.; Chernenko, A. S.; Kazakov, E. D.; Korolev, V. D.; Ustroev, G. I.

    2009-01-21

    Fusion neutron measurements were carried out on the S-300 generator (Kurchatov Institute, Moscow). We tried deuterated fibers, various types of wire arrays imploding onto a deuterated fiber, and deuterium gas puffs as Z-pinch loads. On the current level of 2 MA, the peak neutron yield of 10{sup 10} was achieved with a deuterium gas-puff. The neutron and deuteron energy spectra were quite similar in various types of Z-pinch configurations. The broad width of radial neutron spectra implied a high radial component of deuteron velocity. On the basis of neutron measurements, we concluded that neutron production mechanism is connected with the study of plasma voltage. It means that the acceleration of fast deuterons is not a secondary process but it reflects the global dynamics of Z-pinch plasmas. For this reason it is useful to add deuterium as a 'tracer' in Z-pinch loads more often. For instance, it seems attractive to prepare wire-arrays from deuterated metal wires such as Pd.

  3. Estimation of the double-helicity-flip deuteron structure function

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    Nzar, M.; Hoodbhoy, P. )

    1992-04-01

    The gluonic hadron structure function {Delta}({ital x},{ital Q}{sup 2}), identified by Jaffe and Manohar, is estimated for the deuteron. We assume a model for the deuteron which contains a {Delta}-{Delta} isobar component, and in which the virtual photon interacts with each isobar independently. Although the predicted transverse asymmetry cross section is small, the results could be tested in view of a proposed experiment to measure {Delta}({ital x},{ital Q}{sup 2}).

  4. Deuteron as a toroidal Skyrmion: Electromagnetic form factors

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    Braaten, E.; Carson, L.

    1989-02-01

    The minimal-energy solution in the baryon-number-two sector of the Skyrme model is a toroidally shaped soliton, and its ground state can be identified with the deuteron. A stringent test of this identification is provided by the electromagnetic form factors, since they probe the internal structure of the soliton. These form factors are calculated in the semiclassical approximation and are found to be in qualitative, although not quantitative, agreement with the form factors of the deuteron.

  5. Impacts, tillites, and the breakup of Gondwanaland

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    Oberbeck, Verne R.; Marshall, John R.; Aggarwal, Hans

    1993-01-01

    Mathematical analysis demonstrates that substantial impact crater deposits should have been produced during the last 2 Gy of Earth's history. Textures of impact deposits are shown to resemble textures of tillites and diamictites of Precambrian and younger ages. The calculated thickness distribution for impact crater deposits produced during 2 Gy is similar to that of tillites and diamictites of 2 Ga or younger. We suggest, therefore, that some tillites/diamictites could be of impact origin. Extensive tillite/diamictite deposits predated continental flood basalts on the interior of Gondwanaland. Significantly, other investigators have already associated impact cratering with flood basalt volcanism and continental rifting. Thus, it is proposed that the breakup of Gondwanaland could have been initiated by crustal fracturing from impacts.

  6. Transfer and breakup reactions at intermediate energies

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    Stokstad, R.G.

    1986-04-01

    The origin of the quasi-elastic peak in peripheral heavy-ion reactions is discussed in terms of inelastic scattering and transfer reactions to unbound states of the primary projectile-like fragment. The situation is analogous to the use of reverse kinematics in fusion reactions, a technique in which the object of study is moving with nearly the beam velocity. It appears that several important features of the quasi-elastic peak may be explained by this approach. Projectile-breakup reactions have attractive features for the study of nuclear structure. They may also be used to determine the partition of excitation energy in peripheral reactions. At intermediate energies, neutron-pickup reactions leading to four-body final states become important. Examples of experiments are presented that illustrate these points. 15 refs., 14 figs.

  7. Team formation and breakup in multiagent systems

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    Rao, Venkatesh Guru

    The goal of this dissertation is to pose and solve problems involving team formation and breakup in two specific multiagent domains: formation travel and space-based interferometric observatories. The methodology employed comprises elements drawn from control theory, scheduling theory and artificial intelligence (AI). The original contribution of the work comprises three elements. The first contribution, the partitioned state-space approach is a technique for formulating and solving co-ordinated motion problem using calculus of variations techniques. The approach is applied to obtain optimal two-agent formation travel trajectories on graphs. The second contribution is the class of MixTeam algorithms, a class of team dispatchers that extends classical dispatching by accommodating team formation and breakup and exploration/exploitation learning. The algorithms are applied to observation scheduling and constellation geometry design for interferometric space telescopes. The use of feedback control for team scheduling is also demonstrated with these algorithms. The third contribution is the analysis of the optimality properties of greedy, or myopic, decision-making for a simple class of team dispatching problems. This analysis represents a first step towards the complete analysis of complex team schedulers such as the MixTeam algorithms. The contributions represent an extension to the literature on team dynamics in control theory. The broad conclusions that emerge from this research are that greedy or myopic decision-making strategies for teams perform well when specific parameters in the domain are weakly affected by an agent's actions, and that intelligent systems require a closer integration of domain knowledge in decision-making functions.

  8. The Mesozoic breakup of the Weddell Sea

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    KNig, Matthias; Jokat, Wilfried

    2006-12-01

    A new set of rotations is presented that describes a refined model for the early opening of the Weddell Sea between South America and Antarctica and the Mesozoic breakup of Gondwana. Published high-resolution aeromagnetic data from the eastern Weddell Sea and additional track data farther west in the Weddell Sea were used to constrain the new model for the opening of the Weddell Sea. Rotation parameters derived for the South America-Antarctica spreading regime were combined with constraints on the South America-Africa and Africa-Antarctica spreading systems to calculate a refined model for the Mesozoic breakup of Gondwana. Thereafter, at the time when the north-south oriented separation between Africa and Antarctica is initiated by rifting in the Somali and Mozambique basins (167 Ma), stretching and extension takes place in a basin comprising continental crust of the Filchner-Ronne Shelf, the Falkland Island block and the Maurice Ewing Bank. The first true ocean floor in the Weddell Sea is formed at about 147 Ma, after rifting between the Antarctic Peninsula and southernmost South America occurred. This is about 15-20 Myr later than previously estimated. Separation between South America and Antarctica takes place at slow spreading rates (14-12 mm/yr half rate) from 147 to 122 Ma and after 122 Ma (M2) at ultraslow spreading rates (8 mm/yr half rate) with little change in the NNW spreading direction throughout this time. A revised age range is proposed for the formation of the Explora Wedge (150-138 Ma), which is more than 30 Myr later than previously published (183 Ma).

  9. A New Droplet Breakup Model for Dimer Ion Formation from a Gallium Liquid Metal Ion Source

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    Hornsey, Richard; Ishitani, Tohru

    1990-06-01

    It is demonstrated that energy distribution curves for Ga2+ found in the literature are inconsistent with existing models of cluster ion formation in liquid metal ion sources (LMIS). A new model for the rapid breakup of metastable droplets away from the emitting area is proposed to explain gallium dimer ion formation. Simple calculations are performed to establish the feasibility of this mechanism, and the practical application of this model is discussed in detail.

  10. Signatures of Pseudo-breakup, Breakup of a Full Substorm Onset, and Poleward Border Intensifications Compared.

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    Voronkov, I.; Donovan, E. F.; Samson, J. C.

    2001-12-01

    For several exceptional events, we use ground-based and in-situ data to compare the ionospheric, geostationary, and mid-tail signatures of the pseudo-breakup, breakup, and poleward border intensifications (PBIs). In doing so, we utilize CANOPUS magnetometer and multi-wavelength photometer and All-sky imager data, as well as field measurements provided by the GOES 8, GOES 9, and Geotail spacecraft. We have identified a set of distinguishable signatures of each process. Pseudo-breakup consists of two distinct stages: near-linear arc intensification corresponding to the ``explosive growth phase" at geostationary orbit, and poleward vortex expansion that starts simultaneously with explosive onset of short period pulsations (Pi1, Pi2) and dipolarization observed at geostationary orbit. It can be accompanied by local perturbations of the equatorward part of the electron precipitation region and by formation of the substorm-like local current system but neither by optical signatures of the lobe flux reconnection nor by perturbations in the mid-tail. It typically saturates near the equatorward border of the electron precipitation region producing a mushroom-like auroral structure. Breakup starts with the same two-stage initial scenario of the arc intensification and vortex evolution but it rapidly expands poleward and is accompanied by optical signatures of reconnection onset, namely the aurora develops into a cell-like structure of the size compatible with the whole auroral zone width. This occurs at the time when mid-tail disruption signatures are observed. Full onset launches a second, more global, larger Pi2 burst. Finally, we show an example of PBIs observed as long period pulses of electron precipitation at the poleward border of auroral region, followed by the high-latitude proton aurora. The commencement of PBI coincided with bursty bulk flows and pulses of plasma energization in the mid-tail. Observed features are discussed with respect to recent ideas claiming that we are dealing with processes (breakup, full onset, and PBI) of distinct physical nature that require different conditions and thresholds for their commencement.

  11. Trends of ice breakup date in south-central Ontario

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    Fu, Congsheng; Yao, Huaxia

    2015-09-01

    Large-scale ice phenology studies have revealed overall patterns of later freeze, earlier breakup, and shorter duration of ice in the Northern Hemisphere. However, there have been few studies regarding the trends, including their spatial patterns, in ice phenology for individual waterbodies on a local or small regional scale, although the coherence of ice phenology has been shown to decline rapidly in the first few hundred kilometers. In this study, we extracted trends, analyzed affecting factors, and investigated relevant spatial patterns for ice breakup date time series at 10 locations with record length ≥90 years in south-central Ontario, Canada. Wavelet methods, including the multiresolution analysis (MRA) method for nonlinear trend extraction and the wavelet coherence (WTC) method for identifying the teleconnections between large-scale climate modes and ice breakup date, are proved to be effective in ice phenology analysis. Using MRA method, the overall trend of ice breakup date time series (1905-1991) varied from earlier ice breakup to later ice breakup, then to earlier breakup again from south to north in south-central Ontario. Ice breakup date is closely correlated with air temperature during certain winter/spring months, as well as the last day with snow on the ground and number of snow-on-ground days. The influences of solar activity and Pacific North American on ice breakup were comparatively uniform across south-central Ontario, while those of El Niño-Southern Oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation, and Arctic Oscillation on ice phenology changed with distance of 50-100 km in the north-south direction.

  12. Infrared spectra of interstellar deuteronated PAHs

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    Buragohain, Mridusmita; Pathak, Amit; Sarre, Peter

    2015-08-01

    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) molecules have emerged as a potential constituent of the ISM that emit strong features at 3.3, 6.2, 7.7, 8.6, 11.2 and 12.7 μm with weaker and blended features in the 3-20μm region. These features are proposed to arise from the vibrational relaxation of PAH molecules on absorption of background UV photons (Tielens 2008). These IR features have been observed towards almost all types of astronomical objects; say H II regions, photodissociation regions, reflection nebulae, planetary nebulae, young star forming regions, external galaxies, etc. A recent observation has proposed that interstellar PAHs are major reservoir for interstellar deuterium (D) (Peeters et al. 2004). According to the `deuterium depletion model' as suggested by Draine (2006), some of the Ds formed in the big bang are depleted in PAHs, which can account for the present value of D/H in the ISM. Hence, study of deuterated PAHs (PADs) is essential in order to measure D/H in the ISM.In this work, we consider another probable category of the large PAH family, i.e. Deuteronated PAHs (DPAH+). Onaka et al. have proposed a D/H ratio which is an order of magnitude smaller than the proposed value of D/H by Draine suggesting that if Ds are depleted in PAHs, they might be accommodated in large PAHs (Onaka et al. 2014). This work reports a `Density Functional Theory' calculation of large deuteronated PAHs (coronene, ovalene, circumcoronene and circumcircumcoronene) to determine the expected region of emission features and to find a D/H ratio that is comparable to the observational results. We present a detailed analysis of the IR spectra of these molecules and discuss the possible astrophysical implications.ReferencesDraine B. T. 2006, in ASP Conf. Ser. 348, Proc. Astrophysics in the Far Ultraviolet: Five Years of Discovery with FUSE, ed. G. Sonneborn, H. Moos, B-G Andersson (San Francisco, CA:ASP) 58Onaka T., Mori T. I., Sakon I., Ohsawa R., Kaneda H., Okada Y., Tanaka M., 2014, ApJ,780,114Peeters E., Allamandola L. J., Bauschlicher C. W., Jr., Hudgins D. M., Sandford S. A., Tielens A. G. G. M., 2004, ApJ, 604, 252Tielens A. G. G. M. 2008, ARA&A, 46, 289

  13. Sikuliqiruq: Ice dynamics of the Meade river - Arctic Alaska, from freezeup to breakup from time-series ground imagery

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    Beck, R.A.; Rettig, A.J.; Ivenso, C.; Eisner, Wendy R.; Hinkel, Kenneth M.; Jones, Benjamin M.; Arp, C.D.; Grosse, G.; Whiteman, D.

    2010-01-01

    Ice formation and breakup on Arctic rivers strongly influence river flow, sedimentation, river ecology, winter travel, and subsistence fishing and hunting by Alaskan Natives. We use time-series ground imagery ofthe Meade River to examine the process at high temporal and spatial resolution. Freezeup from complete liquid cover to complete ice cover ofthe Meade River at Atqasuk, Alaska in the fall of 2008 occurred in less than three days between 28 September and 2 October 2008. Breakup in 2009 occurred in less than two hours between 23:47 UTC on 23 May 2009 and 01:27 UTC on 24 May 2009. All times in UTC. Breakup in 2009 and 2010 was ofthe thermal style in contrast to the mechanical style observed in 1966 and is consistent with a warming Arctic. ?? 2010 Taylor & Francis.

  14. The condition of the resonant break-up of a gas bubble subjected to an acoustic wave in liquid

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    Vanovskiy, V. V.; Petrov, A. G.

    2015-12-01

    The problem of a gas bubble break-up in liquid is considered in the conditions of the frequencies resonance of the radial and nth axially symmetric deformational mode 2:1. The nonlinear energy transfer between the modes is described using an efficient Krylov-Bogolyubov averaging technique. It is shown that the deformational mode magnitude can be some orders larger than the radial mode magnitude which is damped by the thermal, viscous and acoustic dissipation. The estimative criterion of bubble break-up is obtained in the cases of slow and fast acoustic wave start. The obtained pressure magnitudes in the wave for break-up are very small and the mechanism can have strong medical and technical applications.

  15. Numerical Simulation of the Deformation and Break-Up of Droplets Subjected to Complex, Time Dependent Strain Rates

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    Waldmeyer, James R.; Mackley, Malcolm R.; Renardy, Michael; Renardy, Yuriko

    2008-07-01

    An investigation into the deformation and break-up of droplets experiencing complex, time dependent strain rates such as those found in engineering flows has been carried out. A volume-of-fluid (VOF) method, previously used to simulate numerically the deformation and break-up of a single droplet undergoing steady or oscillatory shear has been extended in order to study the effect of complex, time dependent shear rates on a droplet. A two-stage approach has been used firstly to generate strain rate histories that droplets experience and secondly to simulate the effect of this strain rate history on a droplet. Simulations of sample droplets travelling along different trajectories through the same flow constriction have shown different break-up mechanisms taking place.

  16. Fusion, breakup and scattering of weakly bound nuclei

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    Gomes, P. R. S.; Lubian, J.

    2014-09-01

    We discuss the systematic results reached in the investigation of the breakup of weakly bound nuclei, at near barrier energies, and its effects on fusion cross sections, elastic scattering and reaction cross sections. Particularly we show that the complete fusion of weakly bound systems are suppressed by dynamic breakup effects at energies above the Coulomb barrier and enhanced at sub-barrier energies. We also show that the energy dependence of the optical potential obtained in the elastic scattering of weakly bound projectiles corresponds to the so-called Breakup Threshold Anomaly (BTA).

  17. New description of four-body break-up reaction

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    Matsumoto, T.; Kato, K.; Yahiro, M.

    2011-06-28

    We present a new method of smoothing discrete breakup cross sections calculated by the method of continuum-discretized coupled-channels. In the four-body breakup reaction of {sup 12}C({sup 6}He, nn{sup 4}He) at E{sub in} = 229.8 MeV, the continuous breakup cross section is evaluated as a function of the excitation energy of {sup 6}He. Convergence of the cross section with respect to extending the modelspace is also confirmed.

  18. High Energy Two-Body Deuteron Photodisintegration

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    Terburg, Bart

    1999-07-31

    The differential cross section for two­body deuteron photodisintegration was measured at photon energies between 0.8 and 4.0 GeV and center­of­mass angles theta_cm =37deg, 53deg, 70deg, and 90deg as part of CEBAF experiment E89­012. Constituent counting rules predict a scaling of this cross section at asymptotic energies. In previous experiments this scaling has surprisingly been observed at energies between 1.4 and 2.8 GeV at 90deg. The results from this experiment are in reasonable agreement with previous measurements at lower energies. The data at 70deg and 90deg show a constituent counting rule behavior up to 4.0 GeV photon energy. The 37deg and 53deg data do not agree with the constituent counting rule prediction. The new data are compared with a variety of theoretical models inspired by quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and traditional hadronic nuclear physics.

  19. Neutrino-induced deuteron disintegration experiment

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    Riley, S. P.; Greenwood, Z. D.; Kropp, W. R.; Price, L. R.; Reines, F.; Sobel, H. W.; Declais, Y.; Etenko, A.; Skorokhvatov, M.

    1999-03-01

    Cross sections for the disintegration of the deuteron via neutral-current (NCD) and charged-current (CCD) interactions with reactor antineutrinos (ν¯ed-->ν¯epn and ν¯ed-->e+nn) are measured to be 6.08+/-0.77×10-45 cm2 and 9.83+/-2.04×10-45 cm2 per neutrino, respectively, in excellent agreement with current calculations. Since the experimental NCD value depends upon the CCD value, if we use the theoretical value for the CCD reaction, we obtain the improved value of 5.98+/-0.54×10-45 for the NCD cross section. The neutral-current reaction allows a unique measurement of the isovector-axial vector coupling constant in the hadronic weak interaction, β. In the standard model, this constant is predicted to be exactly 1, independent of the Weinberg angle. We measure a value of β2=1.01+/-0.16. Using the above improved value for the NCD cross section, β2 becomes 0.99+/-0.10.

  20. The Spectrum of Satellite Breakup and Fragmentation

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    Finkleman, D.

    The objective of this paper is to expose the spectrum of satellite breakup physics and is implications for debris production and observables. Satellite response to the debris environment generally emphasizes small scale hypervelocity impact or the interaction of intense, coherent radiation with satellite surfaces or internals. There are empirical correlations of fragment size distributions based on arena tests and extremely rare observations of breakups in space. Klinkrad describes well research on material response to hypervelocity impact such as the ballistic limit for various materials and shielding walls. Smirnov, et. al., report well the phenomenology of breakups under the influence of nonuniform internal loading of monolithic bodies, such as pressurized tanks. They set forth the transformation of elastic energy into fragment kinetic energy. They establish a sound physical framework for bounding the number of fragments. We took advantage of these works in our previous papers. There is not much research into the response of nonuniform structures to hypervelocity collisions with similarly massive and complex objects. This work generally employs complex hydrodynamic and finite element computation that is not well suited to real time, operational assessment of the consequences of such encounters. We hope to diminish the void between the extremes of microscopic impact and complex hydrocodes. Our previous reports employed the framework established by Chobotov and Spencer, fundamentally equilibrium, Newtonian approach. We now explore the spectrum of interactions and debris evolutions possible with realistic combinations of these theories. The spectrum encompasses Newtonian, semi-elastic energy and momentum transfer through little or no momentum exchange and from virtually all of the mass of the colliders being involved through fractional mass involvement. We observe that the more Newtonian outcomes do not agree well with sparse observations of the few collisions that have occurred in space at high relative velocities. High speed images of collisions such as the Delta 183 intercept reveal that the objects appear to pass through each other, emerging as a collection of fragments that then disperse with diverse particular velocities under the influence of gravitation and other astrodynamic forces. We previously introduced the concept of partial involvement in which the portions of the colliders that do not make intimate contact tear off, retaining their parent momenta and subsequently fragmenting as elastic energy is released. We now conjecture that the duration of the collision is so short (fractional milliseconds) that stress waves cannot propagate within the involved portions either, and that the involved masses fragment inertially, each fragment inheriting the velocity of the parent object rather than the involved masses evolving about the vector sum of collider parent masses. We call this ghosting. We also observe that ghosted outcomes appear in aggregate to match much more closely observed outcomes, particularly that of the recent Iridium 33 Cosmos 2251 event. We will discuss the range of outcomes we predict over the spectrum of interaction and fragmentation models. We will examine how the range of outcomes might affect fragment size, mass, and trajectory evolution, with implications for what might be observable and where the less observable fragments might reside.

  1. Thermonuclear breakup reactions of light nuclei. I - Processes and effects. [in astrophysic plasmas

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    Guessoum, Nidhal; Gould, Robert J.

    1989-01-01

    Temperature and density conditions are considered for the occurrence of breakup reactions of light nuclei in astrophysical plasmas. The proton-induced endothermic process is shown to be the principal mechanism for nuclear breakdown in a plasma. The phenomenon occurs at a temperature of about 1 MeV, which is a fraction of the typical binding energy per nucleon in nuclei. The temperature for breakup of He-4 is about twice as large, because of the higher binding energy. Depending on the temperature attained in the plasma, the initial concentration of elements heavier than hydrogen can be depleted. However, if it attains a temperature of about 1 MeV, breaking up the metals (C, N, O, Ne, Mg) but not He-4, an increase in the He-4 abundance by as much as 10 percent can result, since these elements essentially break down to alpha particles.

  2. Thermal instabilities and Rayleigh breakup of ultrathin silver nanowires grown in helium nanodroplets.

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    Volk, Alexander; Knez, Daniel; Thaler, Philipp; Hauser, Andreas W; Grogger, Werner; Hofer, Ferdinand; Ernst, Wolfgang E

    2015-10-14

    Ag nanowires with diameters below 6 nm are grown within vortex containing superfluid helium nanodroplets and deposited onto a heatable substrate at cryogenic temperatures. The experimental setup allows an unbiased investigation of the inherent stability of pristine silver nanowires, which is virtually impossible with other methods due to chemical processes or templates involved in standard production routes. We demonstrate by experiment and by adaption of a theoretical model that initially continuous wires disintegrate into chains of spheres. This phenomenon is well described by a Rayleigh-like breakup mechanism when the substrate is heated to room temperature. Our findings clarify the recent discussions on the cause of the observed segmented patterns, where a breakup during deposition [Gomez et al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 2012, 108, 155302] or mechanisms intrinsic to the helium droplet mediated growth process [Spence et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 6903] have been proposed. The experimental setup confirms the validity of previous suggestions derived from bulk superfluid helium experiments [Gordon et al., Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 25229] for the helium droplet system, and further allows a much more accurate determination of the breakup temperature. PMID:26367114

  3. Self-similar breakup of near-inviscid liquids

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    Castrejon-Pita, Alfonso A.; Castrejon-Pita, J. Rafael; Lister, John R.; Hinch, E. John; Hutchings, Ian M.

    2012-11-01

    Experimental results are presented for the final stages of drop pinch-off and ligament breakup for different initial conditions. Water and ethanol were used as working fluids. High-speed imaging and image analysis were utilized in order to determine the contraction rate of the thinning neck and the shape of the liquid thread just before the breakup. Our results show that the geometry of the breakup of near-inviscid fluids is self-similar in the domain of simple dripping. We also demonstrate that, independently of the initial conditions, the necking of these liquids scales with ? 2 / 3, asymptotically giving a unique breakup angle of 18 . 0 +/- 0 .4 . Both observations are in complete agreement with previous theoretical predictions. The angle converges towards self similarity like ? 1 / 2, also as predicted. Project supported by the EPSRC-UK (EP/G029458/1 and EP/H018913/1) and Cambridge-KACST.

  4. {sup 17}F breakup reactions: a touchstone for indirect measurements

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    De Napoli, M.; Raciti, G.; Sfienti, C.; Capel, P.; Baye, D.; Descouvemont, P.; Sparenberg, J.-M.; Giacoppo, F.; Rapisarda, E.; Cardella, G.; Mazzocchi, C.

    2011-10-28

    An exclusive study of {sup 17}F breakup reactions has been performed at the FRIBs facility of the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud in Catania (Italy). The experiment has been performed with the aim of testing the accuracy of the Coulomb-breakup indirect technique used to infer radiative-capture cross sections at low energies. This technique has been used in the {sup 7}Be(p,{gamma}){sup 8}B case, but has never been tested. By measuring the breakup of {sup 17}F into {sup 16}O+p, and comparing the inferred cross section for {sup 16}O(p,{gamma}){sup 17}F to direct precise measurements, the influence of E2 transitions and higher-order effects, that are predicted to be significant in Coulomb-breakup reactions, can be evaluated. The first results and preliminary model comparison are reported.

  5. Breakup and quench of molten metal fuel in sodium

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    Gabor, J.D.; Purviance, R.T.; Aeschlimann, R.W.; Spencer, B.W.

    1988-01-01

    Tests have been conducted in which the breakup behavior of kilogram quantities of molten uranium, uranium-zirconium alloy, and uranium-iron alloy pour streams in 600C sodium was studied. A sodium depth of less than 0.3 m was required for hydrodynamic breakup and freezing of 25-mm pour streams of uranium and uranium-zirconium alloy with up to 400C melt superheat. The breakup material was primarily in the form of filaments and sheets with a settled bed voidage on the order of 0.9. The uranium-iron alloy with 800C melt superheat exhibited similar behavior except a sodium depth somewhat greater than 0.3 m was required for breakup and freezing of the particles.

  6. Model of gas bubble breakup in a turbulent liquid flow

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    Sosinovich, V.A.; Tsyganov, V.A.; Kolovandin, B.A.; Puris, B.I.

    1995-10-01

    A system of equations for evolution of the size spectrum of gas bubbles as a result of their breakup in an isotropic turbulent damped flow of an incompressible liquid is derived and solved numerically.

  7. New description of the four-body breakup reaction

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    Matsumoto, Takuma; Kato, Kiyoshi; Yahiro, Masanobu

    2010-11-15

    We present a novel method of smoothing discrete breakup cross sections calculated by the method of continuum-discretized coupled channels. The smoothing method based on the complex scaling method is tested with success for a {sup 58}Ni(d,pn) reaction at 80 MeV as an example of three-body breakup reactions and applied to a {sup 12}C({sup 6}He,nn {sup 4}He) reaction at 229.8 MeV as an example of four-body breakup reactions. Fast convergence of the breakup cross section with respect to extending the model space is confirmed. The method is also applied to {sup 12}C({sup 6}He,nn {sup 4}He) and {sup 208}Pb({sup 6}He,nn {sup 4}He) reactions at 240 MeV/A and compared with the experimental data.

  8. Deuteron injector for Peking University Neutron Imaging Facility project

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    Ren, H. T.; Chen, J. E.; Peng, S. X.; Lu, P. N.; Zhou, Q. F.; Yuan, Z. X.; Zhao, J.; Zhang, M.; Song, Z. Z.; Yu, J. X.; Guo, Z. Y.

    2012-02-15

    The deuteron injector developed for the PKUNIFTY (Peking University Neutron Imaging Facility) has been installed and commissioned at Peking University (PKU). The injector system must transfer 50 keV 50 mA of D{sup +} ion beam to the entrance of the 2 MeV radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) with 10% duty factor (1 ms, 100 Hz). A compact 2.45 GHz permanent magnet electron cyclotron resonance (PMECR) ion source and a 1.36 m long low energy beam transport (LEBT) line using two solenoids was developed as the deuteron injector. A {phi}5 mm four-quadrant diaphragm was used to simulate the entrance of RFQ electrodes. The beam parameters are measured after this core with an emittance measurement unit (EMU) and a bending magnet for ion fraction analysis at the end of injector. During the commissioning, 77 mA of total deuteron beam was extracted from PMECR and 56 mA of pure D{sup +} beam that passed through the {phi}5 mm four-quadrant diaphragm was obtained at the position of RFQ entrance with the measured normalized rms emittance 0.12-0.16{pi} mm mrad. Ion species analysis results show that the deuteron fraction is as high as 99.5%. All of the parameters satisfy PKUNIFTY's requirements. In this paper, we will describe the deuteron injector design and report the commissioning results as well as the initial operation.

  9. Deuteron injector for Peking University Neutron Imaging Facility projecta)

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    Ren, H. T.; Peng, S. X.; Lu, P. N.; Zhou, Q. F.; Yuan, Z. X.; Zhao, J.; Zhang, M.; Song, Z. Z.; Yu, J. X.; Guo, Z. Y.; Chen, J. E.

    2012-02-01

    The deuteron injector developed for the PKUNIFTY (Peking University Neutron Imaging Facility) has been installed and commissioned at Peking University (PKU). The injector system must transfer 50 keV 50 mA of D+ ion beam to the entrance of the 2 MeV radio frequency quadrupole (RFQ) with 10% duty factor (1 ms, 100 Hz). A compact 2.45 GHz permanent magnet electron cyclotron resonance (PMECR) ion source and a 1.36 m long low energy beam transport (LEBT) line using two solenoids was developed as the deuteron injector. A ?5 mm four-quadrant diaphragm was used to simulate the entrance of RFQ electrodes. The beam parameters are measured after this core with an emittance measurement unit (EMU) and a bending magnet for ion fraction analysis at the end of injector. During the commissioning, 77 mA of total deuteron beam was extracted from PMECR and 56 mA of pure D+ beam that passed through the ?5 mm four-quadrant diaphragm was obtained at the position of RFQ entrance with the measured normalized rms emittance 0.12-0.16? mm mrad. Ion species analysis results show that the deuteron fraction is as high as 99.5%. All of the parameters satisfy PKUNIFTY's requirements. In this paper, we will describe the deuteron injector design and report the commissioning results as well as the initial operation.

  10. Ultra-intense laser neutron generation through efficient deuteron acceleration

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    Zulick, C.; Dollar, F.; Chvykov, V.; Davis, J.; Kalinchenko, G.; Maksimchuk, A.; Petrov, G. M.; Raymond, A.; Thomas, A. G. R.; Willingale, L.; Yanovsky, V.; Krushelnick, K.

    2013-05-01

    Experiments at the HERCULES laser facility, originally reported by C. Zulick, et al in Applied Physics Letters (2013), have produced neutron beams with energies up to 16:8(+/-0:3) MeV using 7 3Li(d,n)8 4Be reactions. These efficient deuteron reactions required the selective acceleration of deuterons through the introduction of a deuterated plastic or cryogenically frozen D2O layer on the surface of a thin film target. It was shown that a optimized frozen D2O layer, formed in situ, yielded the highest efficiency deuteron acceleration with deuterons constituting over 99% of the accelerated light ions. The deuteron signal was optimized with respect to the delay between the heavy water deposition and laser pulse arrival, as well as the temperature of the target. A total conversion efficiency of laser energy to neutron energy of 1(+/-0:5) 10-5 was obtained. The simulated neutron signal was found to be in reasonable agreement with the experimental spectra. The scattering of neutrons through shielding and target materials was investigated with MCNPX and determined to have a small effect on the observed neutron energies.

  11. A new model for auroral breakup during substorms

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    Rothwell, P.L.; Block, L.P.; Falthammar, C.G.; Silevitch, M.B.

    1989-04-01

    A model for substorm breakup is developed, based on the relaxation of stretched (closed) dipolar field lines, and the formation of an incipient current wedge within a single arc structure. It is argued that the establishment of a coupled current structure within a single arc leads to a quasi-stable system; i.e., the pre-breakup regime. Perturbation of the pre-breakup structure leads to an instability criterion. It is found, consistent with observations, that narrower auroral arcs at lower L shells undergo the most explosive poleward expansion. According to this model, the precise location at which breakup occurs depends on the O/sup +/ density in the plasma sheet, the level of magnetic activity (K/sub p/), and the intensity of the substorm westward electrojet in the ionosphere. An enhancement of any of these features will cause breakup to occur at lower L shells. Comparison of our model with the Heppner-Maynard polar-cap potential model indicates that breakup is restricted to the west of the Harang discontinuity consistent with recent observations from the Viking satellite.

  12. Breakup of Finite-Size Colloidal Aggregates in Turbulent Flow Investigated by Three-Dimensional (3D) Particle Tracking Velocimetry.

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    Saha, Debashish; Babler, Matthaus U; Holzner, Markus; Soos, Miroslav; Lüthi, Beat; Liberzon, Alex; Kinzelbach, Wolfgang

    2016-01-12

    Aggregates grown in mild shear flow are released, one at a time, into homogeneous isotropic turbulence, where their motion and intermittent breakup is recorded by three-dimensional particle tracking velocimetry (3D-PTV). The aggregates have an open structure with a fractal dimension of ∼2.2, and their size is 1.4 ± 0.4 mm, which is large, compared to the Kolmogorov length scale (η = 0.15 mm). 3D-PTV of flow tracers allows for the simultaneous measurement of aggregate trajectories and the full velocity gradient tensor along their pathlines, which enables us to access the Lagrangian stress history of individual breakup events. From this data, we found no consistent pattern that relates breakup to the local flow properties at the point of breakup. Also, the correlation between the aggregate size and both shear stress and normal stress at the location of breakage is found to be weaker, when compared with the correlation between size and drag stress. The analysis suggests that the aggregates are mostly broken due to the accumulation of the drag stress over a time lag on the order of the Kolmogorov time scale. This finding is explained by the fact that the aggregates are large, which gives their motion inertia and increases the time for stress propagation inside the aggregate. Furthermore, it is found that the scaling of the largest fragment and the accumulated stress at breakup follows an earlier established power law, i.e., dfrag ∼ σ(-0.6) obtained from laminar nozzle experiments. This indicates that, despite the large size and the different type of hydrodynamic stress, the microscopic mechanism causing breakup is consistent over a wide range of aggregate size and stress magnitude. PMID:26646289

  13. Analytical description of the breakup of liquid jets in air

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    Papageorgiou, Demetrios T.

    1993-01-01

    A viscous or inviscid cylindrical jet with surface tension in a vacuum tends to pinch due to the mechanism of capillary instability. Similarity solutions are constructed which describe this phenomenon as a critical time is encountered, for two physically distinct cases: inviscid jets governed by the Euler equations and highly viscous jets governed by the Stokes equations. In both cases the only assumption imposed is that at the time of pinching the jet shape has a radial length scale which is smaller than the axial length scale. For the inviscid case, we show that our solution corresponds exactly to one member of the one-parameter family of solutions obtained from slender jet theories and the shape of the jet is locally concave at breakup. For highly viscous jets our theory predicts local shapes which are monotonic increasing or decreasing indicating the formation of a mother drop connected to the jet by a thin fluid tube. This qualitative behavior is in complete agreement with both direct numerical simulations and experimental observations.

  14. Liquid jet breakup characterization with application to melt-water mixing

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    Ginsberg, T.

    1986-01-01

    Severe accidents in light-water reactors could lead to the flow of molten core material from the initial core region of the reactor vessel to the lower plenum. Steam explosions have been predicted to occur as a result of the contact of the melt with water available in the plenum. It is presently judged by many workers, that the magnitude of the energy released during such an in-vessel explosion would be insufficient to lead to failure of the containment building (SERG, 1985). A major contributing factor in this judgment is that the mass of melt which would participate in the interaction would be limited by the quantity of melt delivered to the lower plenum to the time of the explosion and by the limited breakup of the molten pour stream as it flows through the plenum prior to the explosion. Limited pour stream breakup would lead to limited melt-water mixing and, in addition, to the existence of ''large-scale'' melt masses which may lead to very inefficient thermal-to-mechanical energy conversion. The objective of this paper is to assess the available literature relevant to liquid jet breakup and to assess its implications with respect to the behavior of molten corium pour streams as they would flow from the core region through the lower plenum. Uncertainties in application of the available literature are discussed. 7 refs., 2 figs.

  15. Large-eddy simulation of cavitating nozzle flow and primary jet break-up

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    -rley, F.; Trummler, T.; Hickel, S.; Mihatsch, M. S.; Schmidt, S. J.; Adams, N. A.

    2015-08-01

    We employ a barotropic two-phase/two-fluid model to study the primary break-up of cavitating liquid jets emanating from a rectangular nozzle, which resembles a high aspect-ratio slot flow. All components (i.e., gas, liquid, and vapor) are represented by a homogeneous mixture approach. The cavitating fluid model is based on a thermodynamic-equilibrium assumption. Compressibility of all phases enables full resolution of collapse-induced pressure wave dynamics. The thermodynamic model is embedded into an implicit large-eddy simulation (LES) environment. The considered configuration follows the general setup of a reference experiment and is a generic reproduction of a scaled-up fuel injector or control valve as found in an automotive engine. Due to the experimental conditions, it operates, however, at significantly lower pressures. LES results are compared to the experimental reference for validation. Three different operating points are studied, which differ in terms of the development of cavitation regions and the jet break-up characteristics. Observed differences between experimental and numerical data in some of the investigated cases can be caused by uncertainties in meeting nominal parameters by the experiment. The investigation reveals that three main mechanisms promote primary jet break-up: collapse-induced turbulent fluctuations near the outlet, entrainment of free gas into the nozzle, and collapse events inside the jet near the liquid-gas interface.

  16. Quasielastic electron-deuteron scattering in the weak binding approximation

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    Ethier, Jacob J.; Doshi, Nidhi P.; Malace, Simona P.; Melnitchouk, Wally

    2014-06-01

    We perform a global analysis of all available electron-deuteron quasielastic scattering data using Q^2-dependent smearing functions that describe inclusive inelastic e-d scattering within the weak binding approximation. We study the dependence of the cross sections on the deuteron wave function and the off-shell extrapolation of the elastic electron-nucleon cross section, which show particular sensitivity at x >> 1. The excellent overall agreement with data over a large range of Q^2 and x suggest a limited need for effects beyond the impulse approximation, with the exception of the very high-x or very low-Q^2 regions, where short-distance effects in the deuteron become more relevant.

  17. Coulomb Effect in Nucleon-Deuteron Elastic Scattering

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    Fukukawa, K.; Fujiwara, Y.

    2013-08-01

    We have applied the quark-model nucleon-nucleon interaction fss2 to the nucleon-deuteron scattering. The screened cutoff Coulomb force in the momentum space has been incorporated to the proton-deuteron scattering by extending the matching condition, which is proposed by Vincent and Phatak for the sharply cutoff Coulomb problem. The model fss2 can reproduce the overall characteristics of the experimental data. It is found that fss2 partially incorporates the attractive feature, which accords with the good reproduction of the triton binding energy and neutron-deuteron doublet scattering length. This attractive feature is due to the off-shell effect related to the quark-model description of the short-range repulsion of the two-nucleon force.

  18. Modeling of Turbulence Effects on Liquid Jet Atomization and Breakup

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    Trinh, Huu; Chen, C. P.

    2004-01-01

    Recent experimental investigations and physical modeling studies have indicated that turbulence behaviors within a liquid jet have considerable effects on the atomization process. For certain flow regimes, it has been observed that the liquid jet surface is highly turbulent. This turbulence characteristic plays a key role on the breakup of the liquid jet near to the injector exit. Other experiments also showed that the breakup length of the liquid core is sharply shortened as the liquid jet is changed from the laminar to the turbulent flow conditions. In the numerical and physical modeling arena, most of commonly used atomization models do not include the turbulence effect. Limited attempts have been made in modeling the turbulence phenomena on the liquid jet disintegration. The subject correlation and models treat the turbulence either as an only source or a primary driver in the breakup process. This study aims to model the turbulence effect in the atomization process of a cylindrical liquid jet. In the course of this study, two widely used models, Reitz's primary atomization (blob) and Taylor-Analogy-Break (TAB) secondary droplet breakup by O Rourke et al. are examined. Additional terms are derived and implemented appropriately into these two models to account for the turbulence effect on the atomization process. Since this enhancement effort is based on a framework of the two existing atomization models, it is appropriate to denote the two present models as T-blob and T-TAB for the primary and secondary atomization predictions, respectively. In the primary breakup model, the level of the turbulence effect on the liquid breakup depends on the characteristic time scales and the initial flow conditions. This treatment offers a balance of contributions of individual physical phenomena on the liquid breakup process. For the secondary breakup, an addition turbulence force acted on parent drops is modeled and integrated into the TAB governing equation. The drop size formed from this breakup regime is estimated based on the energy balance before and after the breakup occurrence. The turbulence energy is also considered in this process.

  19. Mass and Energy Correlations in Fast Ternary Break-Up of 197Au + 197Au System

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    Skwira-Chalot, I.; Siwek-Wilczy?ska, K.; Wilczy?ski, J.

    Detailed characteristics of a new reaction mechanism of fast ternary break-up in collisions of a heavy nucleus-nucleus system 197Au + 197Au at 15 MeV/nucleon, studied in experiments at the INFN LNS Laboratory in Catania by using the multidetector array CHIMERA are presented. Results of an analysis of mass and energy correlations complement our earlier report that demonstrated the mechanism of aligned re-separation of the Au + Au system into three massive fragments in semi-peripheral collisions.

  20. A review of Wilson Cycle plate margins: What is the role of mantle plumes in continental break-up along former sutures?

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    Buiter, Susanne; Torsvik, Trond

    2013-04-01

    It was Tuzo Wilson (1966) who recognised that the different faunal distributions on both sides of the present-day North Atlantic Ocean required the existence of an earlier proto-Atlantic Ocean. The observation that the present-day Atlantic Ocean mainly opened along a former suture was a crucial step in the formulation of the Wilson Cycle theory. The theory implies that collision zones are structures that are able to localize extensional deformation for long times after the collision has waned. We review margin pairs around the Atlantic and Indian Oceans with the aim to evaluate the extent to which oceanic opening used former sutures and to analyse the role of mantle plumes in continental break-up. We aid our analyses with plate tectonic reconstructions using GPlates (www.gplates.org). Already Wilson recognized that Atlantic break-up did not always follow the precise line of previous junction. For example, Atlantic opening did not utilize the Iapetus suture in Great Britain and rather than opening along the younger Rheic suture north of Florida, break-up occurred along the older Pan-African structures south of Florida. As others before us, we find no correlation of suture and break-up age. Often continental break-up occurs some hundreds of Myrs after collision, but it may also take more than a Gyr, as for example for Australia-Antarctica and Congo-So Francisco. This places serious constraints on potential collision zone weakening mechanisms. Several studies have pointed to a link between continental break-up and large-scale mantle upwellings. It is, however, much debated whether plumes use existing rifts as a pathway, or whether plumes play an active role in causing rifting. It is also important to realise that in several cases break-up cannot be related to plume activity. Examples are the Iberia-Newfoundland, Equatorial Atlantic Ocean, and Australia-Antarctica plate margins. For margins that are associated with large igneous provinces (LIPs), we find a positive correlation between break-up age and LIP age. We interpret this to indicate that plumes can aid the factual continental break-up. However, plumes may have been guided towards the rift for margins that experienced a long rift history (e.g., Norway-Greenland), to then trigger the break-up. This could offer a partial reconciliation in the debate of a passive or active role for mantle plumes in continental break-up. (Wilson, J.T., 1966. Did the Atlantic close and then re-open? Nature 211, 676-681)

  1. Elliptic flow of deuterons in relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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    Oh, Yongseok; Ko, Che Ming

    2007-11-15

    Using a dynamical model based on the NN{yields}d{pi},NNN{yields}dN, and NN{pi}{yields}d{pi} reactions and measured proton and pion transverse momentum spectra and elliptic flows, we study the production of deuterons and their elliptic flow in heavy-ion collisions at RHIC. The results are compared with those from the coalescence model. The deviation of deuteron elliptic flow from the constituent nucleon number scaling expected from the coalescence model and the comparison with the experimental data are discussed in connection to the allowed nucleon phase space in these reactions.

  2. The deuteron structure function F2 with CLAS

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    M. Osipenko; G. Ricco; S. Simula; M. Battaglieri; M. Ripani

    2005-07-01

    The inclusive, inelastic eD scattering cross section has been measured with the CLAS detector in Hall B of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF). Combining these data and previously measured world data we have extracted Nachtmann moments of the deuteron structure function F2 in the region 0.4 < Q2 < 100 GeV2/c2. These results are published in hep-ex/0506004. The purpose of the present CLAS-Note is to tabulate the CLAS deuteron F2 data. A description of the data analysis is reported in hep-ex/0506004.

  3. The Deuteron Beam Polarimetry at Nuclotron-NICA

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    Ladygin, V. P.; Kurilkin, P. K.; Isupov, A. Yu.; Janek, M.; Reznikov, S. G.

    2016-02-01

    The current deuteron beam polarimetry at Nuclotron is provided by the Internal Target polarimeter based on the use of the asymmetry in dp- elastic scattering at large angles in the c.m.s. at 270 MeV. The calibration of the existing deuteron beam polarimeter at Internal Target in the wide energy range will allow to obtain the accuracy of the vector and tensor beam polarization values of about 3-5%. Further upgrade of low energy and extracted beam polarimeters is discussed.

  4. Deuteron as a Skyrmion with a generalized mass term

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    Bonenfant, Eric; Marleau, Luc

    2009-12-01

    We calculate the energies of the B=1 and B=2 Skyrmions with a generalized mass term proposed in [V. B. Kopeliovich, B. Piette, and W. J. Zakrzewski, Phys. Rev. D 73, 014006 (2006).], allowing for (iso-)rotational deformations within the axially-symmetric ansatz. We show that this modification of the chiral symmetry breaking term is not sufficient to accommodate for the experimental value of the binding energy of the deuteron. Also, a computation of the different vibrational modes and energies reveals how the deuteron rigidity is affected as a function of the mass parameter D.

  5. The nn quasifree nd breakup cross section: Discrepancies with theory and implications for the {sup 1}S{sub 0} nn force

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    Witala, H.; Gloeckle, W.

    2011-03-15

    Large discrepancies between quasifree neutron-neutron (nn) cross section data from neutron-deuteron (nd) breakup and theoretical predictions based on standard nucleon-nucleon (NN) and three-nucleon (3N) forces are pointed out. The nn {sup 1}S{sub 0} interaction is shown to be dominant in that configuration and has to be increased to bring theory and data into agreement. Using the next-to-leading order {sup 1}S{sub 0} interaction of chiral perturbation theory, we demonstrate that the nn quasifree scattering cross section depends only slightly on changes of the nn scattering length but is very sensitive to variations of the effective range parameter. In order to account for the reported discrepancies one must decrease the nn effective range parameter by {approx_equal}12% from its value implied by charge symmetry and charge independence of nuclear forces.

  6. Spallation reaction study for fission products in nuclear waste: Cross section measurements for 137Cs and 90Sr on proton and deuteron

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    Wang, H.; Otsu, H.; Sakurai, H.; Ahn, D. S.; Aikawa, M.; Doornenbal, P.; Fukuda, N.; Isobe, T.; Kawakami, S.; Koyama, S.; Kubo, T.; Kubono, S.; Lorusso, G.; Maeda, Y.; Makinaga, A.; Momiyama, S.; Nakano, K.; Niikura, M.; Shiga, Y.; Söderström, P.-A.; Suzuki, H.; Takeda, H.; Takeuchi, S.; Taniuchi, R.; Watanabe, Ya.; Watanabe, Yu.; Yamasaki, H.; Yoshida, K.

    2016-03-01

    We have studied spallation reactions for the fission products 137Cs and 90Sr for the purpose of nuclear waste transmutation. The spallation cross sections on the proton and deuteron were obtained in inverse kinematics for the first time using secondary beams of 137Cs and 90Sr at 185 MeV/nucleon at the RIKEN Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory. The target dependence has been investigated systematically, and the cross-section differences between the proton and deuteron are found to be larger for lighter spallation products. The experimental data are compared with the PHITS calculation, which includes cascade and evaporation processes. Our results suggest that both proton- and deuteron-induced spallation reactions are promising mechanisms for the transmutation of radioactive fission products.

  7. Breakup of Droplets in an Accelerating Gas Flow

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    Dickerson, R. A.; Coultas, T. A.

    1966-01-01

    A study of droplet breakup phenomena by an accelerating gas flow is described. The phenomena are similar to what propellant droplets experience when exposed to accelerating combustion gas flow in a rocket engine combustion zone. Groups of several dozen droplets in the 100-10 750-micron-diameter range were injected into a flowing inert gas in a transparent rectangular nozzle. Motion photography of the behavior of the droplets at various locations in the accelerating gas flow has supplied quantitative and qualitative data on the breakup phenomena which occur under conditions similar to those found in large rocket engine combustors. A blowgun injection device, used to inject very small amounts of liquid at velocities of several hundred feet per second into a moving gas stream, is described. The injection device was used to inject small amounts of liquid RP-1 and water into the gas stream at a velocity essentially equal to the gas velocity where the group of droplets was allowed to stabilize its formation in a constant area section before entering the convergent section of the transparent nozzle. Favorable comparison with the work of previous investigators who have used nonaccelerating gas flow is found with the data obtained from this study with accelerating gas flow. The criterion for the conditions of minimum severity required to produce shear-type droplet breakup in an accelerating gas flow is found to agree well with the criterion previously established at Rocketdyne for breakup in nonaccelerating flow. An extension of the theory of capillary surface wave effects during droplet breakup is also presented. Capillary surface waves propagating in the surface of the droplet, according to classical hydrodynamical laws, are considered. The waves propagate tangentially over the surface of the droplet from the forward stagnation point to the major diameter. Consideration of the effects of relative gas velocity on the amplitude growth of these waves allows conclusions to be made regarding rates of the droplet breakup processes and total time of the breakup process.

  8. Measurement of a complete set of analyzing powers and cross section of the kinematically complete breakup reaction 4He(d-->,p?)n at 7.0 MeV and the isospin-forbidden d*

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    Niessen, P.; Lematre, S.; Nyga, K. R.; Rauprich, G.; Reckenfelderbumer, R.; Sydow, L.; Paetz Gen. Schieck, H.; Doleschall, P.

    1992-06-01

    The breakup reaction 4He(d-->,p?)n at Ed=7.0 MeV has been investigated in a kinematically complete experiment with vector and tensor polarized deuterons in a kinematical situation with zero relative energy of the two outgoing nucleons, a preferred situation to show effects from the singlet deuteron d* and therefore isospin breaking. A complete set of analyzing powers, Ay, Ayy, Axz, and Azz in addition to the differential breakup cross section, d3?/d?3d?4dS has been measured. The data are compared to new Faddeev calculations including an approximate (cutoff) Coulomb potential allowing for the d* production and also D-wave ?-N interactions. Good agreement is found for the polarization observables and the shape of the cross section which, however, disagrees in absolute magnitude. Both the inclusion of the d* and of D waves seem necessary for a good description of all data and for the interpretation of a small excursion in some observables in the n-p final-state interaction region as a manifestation of the isospin-forbidden d*.

  9. Morphological classification of low viscosity drop bag breakup in a continuous air jet stream

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    Zhao, Hui; Liu, Hai-Feng; Li, Wei-Feng; Xu, Jian-Liang

    2010-11-01

    To investigate the effect of Rayleigh-Taylor wave number in the region of maximum cross stream dimension (NRT) on drop breakup morphology, the breakup properties of accelerating low viscosity liquid drops (water and ethanol drops, diameter=1.2-6.6 mm, Weber number=10-80) were investigated using high-speed digital photography. The results of morphological analysis show a good correlation of the observed breakup type with NRT; bag breakup occurred when NRT was 1/√3 -1, bag-stamen breakup at 1-2, and dual-bag breakup at 2-3. The number of nodes in bag breakup, bag-stamen breakup, and dual-bag breakup all increased with Weber number. The experimental results are consistent with the model estimates and in good agreement with those reported in the literature.

  10. Dynamics of bubble breakup at a T junction

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    Lu, Yutao; Fu, Taotao; Zhu, Chunying; Ma, Youguang; Li, Huai Z.

    2016-02-01

    The gas-liquid interfacial dynamics of bubble breakup in a T junction was investigated. Four regimes were observed for a bubble passing through the T junction. It was identified by the stop flow that a critical width of the bubble neck existed: if the minimum width of the bubble neck was less than the critical value, the breakup was irreversible and fast; while if the minimum width of the bubble neck was larger than the critical value, the breakup was reversible and slow. The fast breakup was driven by the surface tension and liquid inertia and is independent of the operating conditions. The minimum width of the bubble neck could be scaled with the remaining time as a power law with an exponent of 0.22 in the beginning and of 0.5 approaching the final fast pinch-off. The slow breakup was driven by the continuous phase and the gas-liquid interface was in the equilibrium stage. Before the appearance of the tunnel, the width of the depression region could be scaled with the time as a power law with an exponent of 0.75; while after that, the width of the depression was a logarithmic function with the time.

  11. Incoherent pion production in neutrino-deuteron interactions

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    Wu, Jia-Jun; Sato, T.; Lee, T.-S. H.

    2015-03-01

    Within the multiple scattering formulation, the incoherent pion production in neutrino-deuteron reactions at energies near the ? (1232 ) resonance is investigated. The calculations include an impulse term and one-loop contributions from nucleon-nucleon (N N ) and pion-nucleon (? N ) final-state interactions. The input amplitudes of ? N scattering and electroweak pion-production reaction on the nucleon are generated from a dynamical model, which describes very extensive data of ? N scattering and both the electromagnetic and the weak pion-production reactions on the nucleon. The N N scattering amplitudes are generated from the Bonn potential. The validity of the calculational procedures is established by giving a reasonably good description of the data of pion photoproduction on the deuteron. The constructed model is then applied to predict the cross sections of ? +d ??-+?++n +p and ? +d ??-+?0+p +p reactions. The importance of including the N N final-state interactions to understand the experimental data of these neutrino-deuteron reactions is demonstrated. Our results strongly suggest that the spectator approximation used in the previous analyses to extract the pion-production cross sections on the nucleon from the data on the deuteron is not valid for the ? +d ??-+?++n +p , but is a good approximation for ? +d ??-+?0+p +p .

  12. Studying the Delta-Delta component in the Deuteron

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    Adhikari, Shankar; Sargsian, Misak

    2015-04-01

    The Delta-Delta component is expected to be one of the largest non-nucleonic components in the high momenta part of the deuteron wave function. It's magnitude will reveal indirectly the extend of the hidden-color in the deuteron as well as the dynamics relevant to the repulsive core of the NN interaction. To describe this component we developed a theoretical model based on the light-cone perturbation theory in which the Delta-Delta state is due to highly virtual NN-> Delta Delta transition in the intermediate state. Calculation is based on the collinear approximation in which the initial NN state is described by light-cone pn deuteron wave function and the NN-> Delta Delta transition amplitude is parameterized from the experiment with off-shell extrapolation. The model allowed us to calculate the total normalization of the Delta-Delta component as well as predict its momentum distribution. We then demonstrate how this component can be probed in deep-inelastic scattering off the deuteron tagged by fast backward Deltas or in high momentum transfer exclusive reactions that can identify two Delta Isobars in the final state. This work is supported by US DOE Grant DE-FG02-01ER41172.

  13. JLAB Measurements of the Deuteron Electric and Magnetic Form Factors

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    Gerassimos G. Petratos

    2000-12-12

    Large-momentum transfer JLab measurements of the deuteron electric and magnetic form factors are reported. The data are compared to theoretical models based on the relativistic impulse approximation with the inclusion of meson-exchange currents, and to predictions of quark-dimensional scaling and perturbative QCD.

  14. Time reversal invariance violation in neutron-deuteron scattering

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    Song, Young-Ho; Gudkov, Vladimir; Lazauskas, Rimantas

    2011-06-15

    Time reversal invariance-violating (TRIV) effects in low-energy elastic neutron-deuteron scattering are calculated using meson exchange and EFT-type TRIV potentials in a distorted-wave Born approximation with realistic hadronic strong interaction wave functions, obtained by solving the three-body Faddeev equations in configuration space. The relation between TRIV and parity-violating observables is discussed.

  15. Spin Structure Moments of the Proton and Deuteron

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    Slifer, Karl; Rondon-Aramayo, Oscar; Aghalaryan, Aram; Ahmidouch, Abdellah; Asaturyan, Razmik; Bloch, Frederic; Boeglin, Werner; Bosted, Peter; Carasco, Cedric; Carlini, Roger; Cha, Jinseok; Chen, Jian-Ping; Christy, Michael; Cole, Leon; Coman, Luminita; Crabb, Donald; Danagoulian, Samuel; Day, Donal; Dunne, James; Elaasar, Mostafa; Ent, Rolf; Fenker, Howard; Frlez, Emil; Gaskell, David; Gan, Liping; Gomez, Javier; Hu, Bitao; Jourdan, Juerg; Jones, Mark; Keith, Christopher; Keppel, Cynthia; Khandaker, Mahbubul; Klein, Andreas; Kramer, Laird; Liang, Yongguang; Lichtenstadt, Jechiel; Lindgren, Richard; Mack, David; McKee, Paul; McNulty, Dustin; Meekins, David; Mkrtchyan, Hamlet; Nasseripour, Rakhsha; Niculescu, Maria-Ioana; Normand, Kristoff; Norum, Blaine; Pocanic, Dinko; Prok, Yelena; Raue, Brian; Reinhold, Joerg; Roche, Julie; Rohe, Daniela; Savvinov, Nikolai; Sawatzky, Bradley; Seely, Mikell; Sick, Ingo; Smith, C.; Smith, G.; Stepanyan, Samuel; Tang, Liguang; Tajima, Shigeyuki; Testa, Giuseppe; Vulcan, William; Wang, Kebin; Warren, G.; Wesselmann, Frank; Wood, Stephen; Yan, Chen; Yuan, Lulin; Yun, Junho; Zeier, Markus; Guo Zhu, Hong

    2009-01-01

    Moments of the spin structure functions g1 and g2 of the proton and deuteron have been measured in the resonance region at intermediate four momentum transfer. We perform a Nachtmann moment analysis of this data, along with isovector and isoscalar combinations, in order to rigorously account for target mass effects. This analysis provides the first definitive evidence for dynamic higher twists.

  16. Modern nuclear force predictions for n -3H scattering above the three- and four-nucleon breakup thresholds

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    Lazauskas, Rimantas

    2015-04-01

    Background: Description of the collision process, which includes breakup, is one of the most challenging problems of the quantum mechanics. Recently I have developed a formalism based on the complex-scaling method, which describes accurately nuclear collisions in three- and four-body systems. Purpose: To provide accurate calculations for n -3H scattering above the three- and four-nucleon breakup thresholds. Method: A four-nucleon system is described in configuration space employing Faddeev-Yakubovsky equations. The complex-scaling method is applied to overcome the difficulties related with the complicated boundary conditions. Results: Elastic observables as well as total breakup cross sections are calculated for neutron scattering on tritium at 14.1, 18, and 22.1 MeV using realistic NN interactions. Excellent agreement is found with the pioneering calculations of this process reported by A. Deltuva et al. [Phys. Rev. C 86, 011001 (2012), 10.1103/PhysRevC.86.011001]. Strong correlation of the calculated cross sections is established with model-predicted trinucleon binding energy. The forementioned observables reveal little sensitivity to the short-range details of NN interaction. Conclusion: Reliable and accurate methods are now available to study four-nucleon scattering including the breakup.

  17. Active or passive? Was it pushed or did it jump?: The breakup of Gondwana

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    Hunter, M. A.

    2003-04-01

    The breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana and subsequent "drift" of resultant continental blocks has been the focus of study for more than a decade. However, the mechanism behind the initial breakup has remained unresolved pending identification of a suitable test area. It is now fairly certain that mantle plumes were present during breakup, and that subduction has been active along the margin of the Supercontinent for hundreds of millions of years. But which force had the greatest effect on the ultimate demise of the Supercontinent? Evidence from silicic volcanics associated with breakup from the Antarctic Peninsula and Patagonian South America suggest subduction may not have been active during the early opening of the southern Atlantic Ocean at about 185 Ma. However, two subsequent pulses of volcanic activity at approximately 170 and 155 Ma show increasing subduction characteristics until magma was wholly subduction generated by 155 Ma. The sedimentary basins of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Africa and southern South America were being deposited throughout this period. The basin histories reflect what forces acted to create the basins and how they evolved with time. Sedimentary facies changes within the basins show a dramatic change in depositional setting. Sometime between the Middle and Late Jurassic low energy anoxic deposition, probably with restricted circulation, gives way to much higher energy facies in a larger, more widespread depositional basin. Extension directions within the basins indicate the underlying stress fields and show a change in orientation also between the Middle and Late Jurassic. Sediment chemistry and petrography show a shift in the dominant source area from continental to active arc. These observations suggest at least two independent phases of basin formation. When considered in conjunction with the volcanic evidence, the early the stages of breakup may have been driven by a different force than the subsequent and more dramatic rifting. It seems that early initial rifting was manifest as a series of small, restricted basins, tangential to the proposed area of plume related uplift. These were subsequently replaced by a more continuous, larger scale back-arc basin, with extension perpendicular to the palaeo-Pacific margin, and formed in response to subduction along the western margin of the Supercontinent.

  18. Commissioning and operation of the deuteron injector for PKUNIFTY project.

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    Ren, H T; Peng, S X; Lu, P N; Zhao, J; Zhou, Q F; Song, Z Z; Yuan, Z X; Yu, J X; Guo, Z Y; Chen, J E

    2014-02-01

    PKUNIFTY (PeKing University Neutron Imaging FaciliTY), a thermal neutron imaging facility based on a 2 MeV RFQ accelerator, has been constructed at Peking University. Its deuteron injector, which consists of a 2.45 GHz permanent magnet electron cyclotron resonance (PMECR) deuteron ion source and a two-solenoid low energy beam transport (LEBT), aims at producing and delivering 50 mA, 50 keV deuteron beam with a duty factor of 10% (1 ms, 100 Hz). In the preliminary tests of RFQ accelerator, the ECR ion source and LEBT are required to operate at various duty factors (from 1% to 10%). The deuteron ion source has been tested with different pulse widths for this reason. In order to optimize the transmission parameters, the beam current at the exit of RFQ as a function of solenoids tuning and steering magnets tuning are carefully studied. The beam emittance at the entrance of RFQ has been measured with space charge compensation by different argon gas (RG) pressure from 1.6 10(-4) Pa to 4.7 10(-3) Pa. The measuring results show the best compensating pressure is 3.5 10(-3) Pa with a minimal normalized rms emittance of 0.12 pi?mm?mrad. During the commissioning, we found the purity of deuteron gas is an important factor which severely affects ECR discharge and plasma intensity inside the ion source chamber. The detailed experimental results obtained during the commissioning are discussed in this paper. PMID:24593440

  19. Effect of boiling regime on melt stream breakup in water

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    Spencer, B.W.; Gabor, J.D.; Cassulo, J.C.

    1986-01-01

    A study has been performed examining the breakup and mixing behavior of an initially coherent stream of high-density melt as it flows downward through water. This work has application to the quenching of molten core materials as they drain downward during a postulated severe reactor accident. The study has included examination of various models of breakup distances based upon interfacial instabilities dominated either by liquid-liquid contact or by liquid-vapor contact. A series of experiments was performed to provide a data base for assessment of the various modeling approaches. The experiments involved Wood's metal (T/sub m/ = 73/sup 0/C, rho = 9.2 g/cm/sup 3/, d/sub j/ = 20 mm) poured into a deep pool of water. The temperature of the water and wood's metal were varied to span the range from single-phase, liquid-liquid contact to the film boiling regime. Experiment results showed that breakup occurred largely as a result of the spreading and entrainment from the leading edge of the jet. However, for streams of sufficient lengths a breakup length could be discerned at which there was no longer a coherent central core of the jet to feed the leading edge region. The erosion of the vertical trailing column is by Kelvin-Helmoltz instabilities and related disengagement of droplets from the jet into the surrounding fluid. For conditions of liquid-liquid contact, the breakup length has been found to be about 20 jet diameters; when substantial vapor is produced at the interface due to heat transfer from the jet to the water, the breakup distance was found to range to as high as 50 jet diameters. The former values are close to the analytical prediction of Taylor, whereas the latter values are better predicted by the model of Epstein and Fauske.

  20. Liquid breakup studies for jet-type singlet oxygen generators

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    Schall, Wolfgang O.; Plock, Ina

    1997-04-01

    The instability of the liquid jets in a jet singlet oxygen generator for oxygen-iodine lasers may limit the operational conditions and the scalability of such generators. Therefore the type of instability and the breakup behavior of jets is investigated experimentally for varying operational conditions. Jets of basic hydrogen peroxide are simulated by the use of glycerin solutions with different viscosities. Transition from laminar to turbulent jets, the associated breakup modes and the beginning of jet dissolution by surface spraying are observed. Jet lengths have been measured for various parameters, including gas counter-flow.

  1. On the breakup of tectonic plates by polar wandering

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    Liu, H.-S.

    1974-01-01

    The equations for the stresses in a homogeneous shell of uniform thickness caused by a shift of the axis of rotation are derived. The magnitude of these stresses reaches a maximum value of the order of 10 to the 9th power dyn/sq cm, which is sufficient for explaining a tectonic breakup. In order to deduce the fracture pattern according to which the breakup of tectonic plates can be expected the theory of plastic deformation of shells is applied. The analysis of this pattern gives an explanation of the existing boundary systems of the major tectonic plates as described by Morgan (1968), LePichon (1968) and Isacks et al. (1968).

  2. Reaction-dependent spin population and evidence of breakup in {sup 18}O

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    Hojman, D.; Pacheco, A.J.; Testoni, J.E.; Davidson, J.; Davidson, M.; Cardona, M.A.; Fernandez-Niello, J.O.; Kreiner, A.J.; Arazi, A.; Capurro, O.A.; Marti, G.V.; Bazzacco, D.; Lenzi, S.M.; Lunardi, S.; Alvarez, C. Rossi; Ur, C.; Burlon, A.; Debray, M.E.; De Angelis, G.; De Poli, M.

    2006-04-15

    Angular distributions and angular correlations have been measured for the emission of one and two {alpha}-particles in the {sup 18}O+{sup 207,208}Pb,{sup 209}Bi reactions at several beam energies above the Coulomb barrier. The results rule out fusion evaporation as the main reaction mechanism for the channels involving {alpha}-particle emission and support the interpretation of the breakup of the {sup 18}O projectiles into at least {sup 14}C+{alpha} and {sup 10}Be+{sup 8}Be before fusion.

  3. The Two-Body and Three-Body Breakup of Polarized HELIUM-3 Induced by the Quasielastic Scattering of Polarized Protons.

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    Miller, Michael Allen

    1995-01-01

    This dissertation presents the results of a study of the two-body and three-body breakup of polarized ^3{rm He} induced by quasi -elastic scattering of polarized protons. The analyzing powers, A_{n0} and A _{0n}, and the spin correlation parameter, A_{nn}, were measured for the quasi-elastic scattering reactions ^3vec{rm He}(vec{ rm p}, 2p), ^3vec {rm He}(vec{rm p}, pd) and ^3vec{rm He}(vec{rm p}, 2pd) at 197.3 MeV. The measurements were carried out using an internal metastability exchange optically pumped polarized ^3{rm He} target and the polarized proton beam of the Cooler storage ring at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility. These were the first measurements made with an internal polarized target and a circulating polarized beam. The results are used to study the effective polarizations of protons and deuterons in ^3vec{rm He } and to explore the two-body and three-body breakup channels of the vec{rm p} + ^3vec{rm He} reaction.

  4. Solving the three-body Coulomb breakup problem using exterior complex scaling

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    McCurdy, C.W.; Baertschy, M.; Rescigno, T.N.

    2004-05-17

    Electron-impact ionization of the hydrogen atom is the prototypical three-body Coulomb breakup problem in quantum mechanics. The combination of subtle correlation effects and the difficult boundary conditions required to describe two electrons in the continuum have made this one of the outstanding challenges of atomic physics. A complete solution of this problem in the form of a ''reduction to computation'' of all aspects of the physics is given by the application of exterior complex scaling, a modern variant of the mathematical tool of analytic continuation of the electronic coordinates into the complex plane that was used historically to establish the formal analytic properties of the scattering matrix. This review first discusses the essential difficulties of the three-body Coulomb breakup problem in quantum mechanics. It then describes the formal basis of exterior complex scaling of electronic coordinates as well as the details of its numerical implementation using a variety of methods including finite difference, finite elements, discrete variable representations, and B-splines. Given these numerical implementations of exterior complex scaling, the scattering wave function can be generated with arbitrary accuracy on any finite volume in the space of electronic coordinates, but there remains the fundamental problem of extracting the breakup amplitudes from it. Methods are described for evaluating these amplitudes. The question of the volume-dependent overall phase that appears in the formal theory of ionization is resolved. A summary is presented of accurate results that have been obtained for the case of electron-impact ionization of hydrogen as well as a discussion of applications to the double photoionization of helium.

  5. Scaling for deuteron structure functions in a relativistic light-front model

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    Polyzou, W. N.; Glöckle, W.

    1996-06-01

    Scaling limits of the structure functions [B.D. Keister,

    Phys. Rev. C 37, 1765 (1988)
    ], W1 and W2, are studied in a relativistic model of the two-nucleon system. The relativistic model is defined by a unitary representation, U(Λ,a), of the Poincaré group which acts on the Hilbert space of two spinless nucleons. The representation is in Dirac's [P.A.M. Dirac,
    Rev. Mod. Phys. 21, 392 (1949)
    ] light-front formulation of relativistic quantum mechanics and is designed to give the experimental deuteron mass and n-p scattering length. A model hadronic current operator that is conserved and covariant with respect to this representation is used to define the structure tensor. This work is the first step in a relativistic extension of the results of Hueber, Glöckle, and Boemelburg [D. Hueber et al.
    Phys. Rev. C 42, 2342 (1990)
    ]. The nonrelativistic limit of the model is shown to be consistent with the nonrelativistic model of Hueber, Glöckle, and Boemelburg. The relativistic and nonrelativistic scaling limits, for both Bjorken and y scaling are compared. The interpretation of y scaling in the relativistic model is studied critically. The standard interpretation of y scaling requires a soft wave function which is not realized in this model. The scaling limits in both the relativistic and nonrelativistic case are related to probability distributions associated with the target deuteron.

  6. The Soviet Breakup and U.S. Foreign Policy.

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    Lynch, Allen

    1991-01-01

    This issue of a quarterly publication on world affairs explores the historical significance of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the implication for U.S. foreign policy. With the breakup of the USSR in 1990-91, Russia for the first time this century does not have control over the non-Russian nations of its former empire in Central Asia,

  7. Color Breakup In Sequentially-Scanned LC Displays

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    Arend, L.; Lubin, J.; Gille, J.; Larimer, J.; Statler, Irving C. (Technical Monitor)

    1994-01-01

    In sequentially-scanned liquid-crystal displays the chromatic components of color pixels are distributed in time. For such displays eye, head, display, and image-object movements can cause the individual color elements to be visible. We analyze conditions (scan designs, types of eye movement) likely to produce color breakup.

  8. Breakup of New Orleans Households after Hurricane Katrina

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    Rendall, Michael S.

    2011-01-01

    Theory and evidence on disaster-induced population displacement have focused on individual and population-subgroup characteristics. Less is known about impacts on households. I estimate excess incidence of household breakup resulting from Hurricane Katrina by comparing a probability sample of pre-Katrina New Orleans resident adult household heads

  9. Breakup of New Orleans Households after Hurricane Katrina

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    Rendall, Michael S.

    2011-01-01

    Theory and evidence on disaster-induced population displacement have focused on individual and population-subgroup characteristics. Less is known about impacts on households. I estimate excess incidence of household breakup resulting from Hurricane Katrina by comparing a probability sample of pre-Katrina New Orleans resident adult household heads…

  10. Deuteron production and elliptic flow in relativistic heavy ion collisions

    SciTech Connect

    Oh, Yongseok; Lin Ziwei; Ko, Che Ming

    2009-12-15

    The hadronic transport model ART is extended to include the production and annihilation of deuterons via the reactions BB{r_reversible}dM, where B and M stand for baryons and mesons, respectively, as well as their elastic scattering with mesons and baryons in the hadronic matter. This new hadronic transport model is used to study the transverse momentum spectrum and elliptic flow of deuterons in relativistic heavy ion collisions, with the initial hadron distributions after hadronization of the produced quark-gluon plasma taken from a blast wave model. The results are compared with those measured by the PHENIX and STAR Collaborations for Au+Au collisions at {radical}(s{sub NN})=200 GeV and also with those obtained from the coalescence model based on freeze-out nucleons in the transport model.

  11. Precise Measurement of Deuteron Tensor Analyzing Powers with BLAST

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    Zhang, C.; Kohl, M.; Akdogan, T.; Alarcon, R.; Bertozzi, W.; Booth, E.; Botto, T.; Calarco, J. R.; Clasie, B.; Crawford, C.; Degrush, A.; Dow, K.; Farkhondeh, M.; Fatemi, R.; Filoti, O.; Franklin, W.; Gao, H.; Geis, E.; Gilad, S.; Hasell, D.; Karpius, P.; Kolster, H.; Lee, T.; Maschinot, A.; Matthews, J.; McIlhany, K.; Meitanis, N.; Milner, R.; Rapaport, J.; Redwine, R.; Seely, J.; Shinozaki, A.; Sindile, A.; irca, S.; Six, E.; Smith, T.; Tonguc, B.; Tschalr, C.; Tsentalovich, E.; Turchinetz, W.; Xiao, Y.; Xu, W.; Zhou, Z.-L.; Ziskin, V.; Zwart, T.

    2011-12-01

    We report a precision measurement of the deuteron tensor analyzing powers T20 and T21 at the MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator Center. Data were collected simultaneously over a momentum transfer range Q=2.15-4.50fm-1 with the Bates Large Acceptance Spectrometer Toroid using a highly polarized deuterium internal gas target. The data are in excellent agreement with calculations in a framework of effective field theory. The deuteron charge monopole and quadrupole form factors GC and GQ were separated with improved precision, and the location of the first node of GC was confirmed at Q=4.190.05fm-1. The new data provide a strong constraint on theoretical models in a momentum transfer range covering the minimum of T20 and the first node of GC.

  12. Neutron structure effects in the deuteron and one neutron halos

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    Nowakowski, M.; Kelkar, N. G.; Mart, T.

    2006-08-15

    Although the neutron (n) does not carry a total electric charge, its charge and magnetization distributions represented in momentum space by the electromagnetic form factors, F{sub 1}{sup (n)}(q{sup 2}) and F{sub 2}{sup (n)}(q{sup 2}), lead to an electromagnetic potential of the neutron. Using this fact, we calculate the electromagnetic corrections to the binding energy, B{sub d}, of the deuteron and a one-neutron halo nucleus ({sup 11}Be) by evaluating the neutron-proton and the neutron-charged core ({sup 10}Be) potential, respectively. The correction to B{sub d} ({approx}9 keV) is comparable to that arising due to the inclusion of the {delta}-isobar component in the deuteron wave function. In the case of the more loosely bound halo nucleus, {sup 11}Be, the correction is close to about 2 keV.

  13. Spin structure functions: Proton / deuteron measurements in the resonance region

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    Mark Jones; RSS Collaboration

    2006-02-01

    The RSS experiment ran in Hall C at Jefferson Lab and measured the proton and deuteron beam-target asymmetries for parallel and perpendicular target fields over a W range from pion threshold to 1.9 GeV at Q{sup 2} {approx} 1.3 GeV{sup 2}. Preliminary results for the proton spin structure functions g{sub 1} and g{sub 2} are presented.

  14. Deuteron Spin Structure Functions in the Resonance and DIS Regions

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    S. Kulagin; W. Melnitchouk

    2007-10-03

    We derive relations between spin-dependent nuclear and nucleon g_1 and g_2 structure functions, valid at all Q^2, and in both the resonance and deep inelastic regions. We apply the formalism to the specific case of the deuteron, which is often used as a source of neutron structure information, and compare the size of the nuclear corrections calculated using exact kinematics and using approximations applicable at large Q^2.

  15. NOTE: A Model for the Breakup of Comet LINEAR (C/1999 S4)

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    Samarasinha, Nalin H.

    2001-12-01

    We propose a mechanism based on the rubble-pile hypothesis of the cometary nucleus (Weissman 1986, Nature320, 242-244) to explain the catastrophic breakup of comet LINEAR (C/1999 S4) observed during July-August 2000. We suggest that a solid nucleus made up of 10-100 m "cometesimals" (Weidenschilling 1997, Icarus127, 290-306) contains a network of interconnected voids in the intercometesimal regions. The production of super-volatile (i.e., species more volatile than water) gasses into these voids occurs as a result of the thermal wave propagating through the nucleus and associated phase transitions of water ice. The network of voids provides an efficient pathway for rapid propagation of these gasses within the nucleus resulting in gas pressure caused stresses over a wide regime of the nucleus. This provides a mechanism for catastrophic breakups of small cometary nuclei such as comet LINEAR (C/1999 S4) as well as for some observed cometary outbursts including those that occur at large heliocentric distances (e.g., West et al. 1991, Astron. Astrophys.246, L77-L80). We emphasize the importance of techniques such as radar reflection tomography and radiowave transmission tomography (e.g., Kofman et al. 1998, Adv. Space Res. 21, 1589-1598) aboard cometary missions to determine the three-dimensional structure of the nucleus, in particular the extent of large-scale voids.

  16. Hard Break-Up of Two-Nucleons and QCD Dynamics of NN Interaction

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    Sargsian, Misak

    2008-10-13

    We discus recent developments in theory of high energy two-body break-up of few-nucleon systems. The characteristics of these reactions are such that the hard two-body quasielastic subprocess can be clearly separated from the accompanying soft subprocesses. We discuss in details the hard rescattering model (HRM) in which hard photodisintegration develops in two stages. At first, photon knocks-out an energetic quark which rescatters subsequently with a quark of the other nucleon. The latter provides a mechanism of sharing the initial high momentum of the photon between two outgoing nucleons. This final state hard rescattering can be expressed through the hard NN scattering amplitude. Within HRM we discuss hard break-up reactions involving D and {sup 3}He targets and demonstrate how these reactions are sensitive to the dynamics of hard pn and pp interaction. Another development of HRM is the prediction of new helicity selection mechanism for hard two-body reactions, which was apparently confirmed in the recent JLab experiment.

  17. A Model for the Breakup of Comet Linear (C/1999 S4)

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    Samarasinha, Nalin H.

    2001-01-01

    We propose a mechanism based on the rubble-pile hypothesis of the cometary nucleus (Weissman 1986) to explain the catastrophic breakup of comet LINEAR (C/1999 S4) observed during July-August 2000. We suggest that a solid nucleus made up of 10-100 m "cometesimals" (Weidenschilling 1997) contains a network of inter-connected voids in the inter-cometesimal regions. The production of super-volatile (i.e., species more volatile than water) gases into these voids occurs due to the thermal wave propagating through the nucleus and associated phase transitions of water ice. The network of voids provides an efficient pathway for rapid propagation of these gases within the nucleus resulting in gas pressure caused stresses over a wide regime of the nucleus. This provides a mechanism for catastrophic breakups of small cometary nuclei such as comet LINEAR (C/1999 S4) as well as for some observed cometary outbursts including those that occur at large heliocentric distances (e.g., West et al. 1991). We emphasize the importance of techniques such as radar reflection tomography and radiowave transmission tomography (e.g., Kofman et al. 1998) aboard cometary missions to determine the three dimensional structure of the nucleus in particular the extent of large scale voids.

  18. Simultaneous analysis of the elastic scattering and breakup channel for the reaction 11Li+208Pb at energies near the Coulomb barrier

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    Fernndez-Garca, J. P.; Cubero, M.; Acosta, L.; Alcorta, M.; Alvarez, M. A. G.; Borge, M. J. G.; Buchmann, L.; Diget, C. A.; Falou, H. A.; Fulton, B.; Fynbo, H. O. U.; Galaviz, D.; Gmez-Camacho, J.; Kanungo, R.; Lay, J. A.; Madurga, M.; Martel, I.; Moro, A. M.; Mukha, I.; Nilsson, T.; Rodrguez-Gallardo, M.; Snchez-Bentez, A. M.; Shotter, A.; Tengblad, O.; Walden, P.

    2015-10-01

    We present a detailed analysis of the elastic scattering and breakup channel for the reaction of 11Li on 208Pb at incident laboratory energies of 24.3 and 29.8 MeV, measured at the radioactive ion beam facility of TRIUMF, in Vancouver, Canada. A large yield of 9Li fragments was detected by four charged particle telescopes in a wide angular range. The experimental angular and energy distributions of these 9Li fragments have been compared to coupled-reaction-channel and continuum-discretized coupled-channel calculations. The large production of 9Li fragments at small angles can be explained by considering a direct breakup mechanism, while at medium-large angles a competition between direct breakup and neutron transfer to the continuum of the 208Pb target was observed.

  19. Breakup characteristics of a liquid jet in subsonic crossflow

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    Gopala, Yogish

    This thesis describes an experimental investigation of the breakup processes involved in the formation of a spray created by a liquid jet injected into a gaseous crossflow. This work is motivated by the utilization of this method to inject fuel in combustors and afterburners of airplane engines. This study aims to develop a better understanding of the spray breakup processes and to provide better experimental inputs to improve the fidelity of numerical models. A review of the literature in this field identified the fundamental physical processes involved in the breakup of the spray and the dependence of spray properties on operating conditions. The time taken for the liquid column to break up into ligaments and droplets, the primary breakup time and the effect of injector geometry on the spray formation processes and spray properties as the key research areas in which research done so far has been inadequate. Determination of the location where the liquid column broke up was made difficult by the presence of a large number of droplets surrounding it. This study utilizes the liquid jet light guiding technique that enables accurate measurements of this location for a wide range of operating conditions. Prior to this study, the primary breakup time was thought to be a function the density ratio of the liquid and the gas, the diameter of the orifice and the air velocity. This study found that the time to breakup of the liquid column depends on the Reynolds number of the liquid jet. This suggests that the breakup of a turbulent liquid jet is influenced by both the aerodynamic breakup processes and the turbulent breakup processes. Observations of the phenomenon of the liquid jet splitting up into two or more jets were made at some operating conditions with the aid of the new visualization technique. Finally, this thesis investigates the effect of injector geometry on spray characteristics. One injector was a round edged orifice with a length to diameter ratio of 1 and a discharge coefficient of 0.95 at the operating conditions of interest. The other injector was a sharp edged orifice with a length to diameter ratio of 10 and a discharge coefficient of 0.74 at the operating conditions of interest. It was shown that the sharp edged orifice was likely to develop cavitation bubbles beyond a flow Reynolds number of 8,000. It was found that a sharp transition in the injector can lead to the liquid column disintegrating sooner. The classical Rayleigh Taylor instabilities that are usually seen with a smooth transition in the injector were not seen in the presence of a sharp transition. The droplets produced with such an injector are larger in size and the spray penetrated deeper into the crossflow.

  20. Features of re-entrant albedo deuteron trajectories in near Earth orbit with PAMELA experiment

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    Koldobskiy, S. A.; Adriani, O.; Barbarino, G. C.; Bazilevskaya, G. A.; Bellotti, R.; Boezio, M.; Bogomolov, E. A.; Bongi, M.; Bonvicini, V.; Bottai, S.; Bruno, A.; Cafagna, F.; Campana, D.; Carlson, P.; Casolino, M.; Castellini, G.; De Donato, C.; De Santis, C.; De Simone, N.; Di Felice, V.; Formato, V.; Galper, A. M.; Karelin, A. V.; Koldashov, S. V.; Krutkov, S. Y.; Kvashnin, A. N.; Leonov, AA; Malakhov, V.; Marcelli, L.; Martucci, M.; Mayorov, A. G.; Menn, W.; Merg, M.; Mikhailov, V. V.; Mocchiutti, E.; Monaco, A.; Mori, N.; Munini, R.; Osteria, G.; Palma, F.; Panico, B.; Papini, P.; Pearce, M.; Picozza, P.; Ricci, M.; Ricciarini, S. B.; Sarkar, R.; Scotti, V.; Simon, M.; Sparvoli, R.; Spillantini, P.; Stozhkov, Y. I.; Vacchi, A.; Vannuccini, E.; Vasilyev, GI; Voronov, S. A.; Yurkin, Y. T.; Zampa, G.; Zampa, N.

    2016-02-01

    The results of trajectory reconstruction for re-entrant albedo deuteron fluxes obtained in the PAMELA experiment are presented in this work. PAMELA is an international experiment aimed on measurements of cosmic ray particle fluxes in wide energy range. In particular, analysis of PAMELA data gives possibility to identify deuterons. Classification of re-entrant albedo deuterons with energies from 70 to 400 MeV/nucleon depending on theirs reconstructed lifetimes and generation zones is presented here at first time.

  1. Breakup of liquid jets from non-circular orifices

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    Sharma, Priyesh; Fang, Tiegang

    2014-02-01

    The purpose of this investigation is to study the effect of the orifice geometry on liquid breakup. In order to develop a better understanding of the liquid jet breakup, investigations were carried out in two stepsstudy of low-pressure liquid jet breakup and high-pressure fuel atomization. This paper presents the experimental investigations conducted to study the flow behavior of low-pressure water jets emanating from orifices with non-circular geometries, including rectangular, square, and triangular shapes and draws a comparison with the flow behavior of circular jets. The orifices had approximately same cross-sectional areas and were machined by electro-discharge machining process in stainless steel discs. The liquid jets were discharged in the vertical direction in atmospheric air at room temperature and pressure conditions. The analysis was carried out for gage pressures varying from 0 to 1,000 psi (absolute pressures from 0.10 to 6.99 MPa). The flow behavior was analyzed using high-speed visualization techniques. To draw a comparison between flow behavior from circular and non-circular orifices, jet breakup length and width were measured. The flow characteristics were analyzed from different directions, including looking at the flow from the straight edges of the orifices as well as their sharp corners. The non-circular geometric jets demonstrated enhanced instability as compared to the circular jets. This has been attributed to the axis-switching phenomenon exhibited by them. As a result, the non-circular jets yielded shorter breakup lengths as compared to the circular jets. In order to demonstrate the presence of axis-switching phenomenon in square and triangular jets, the jet widths were plotted along the axial direction. This technique clearly demonstrated the axis switching occurring in square and triangular jets, which was not clearly visible unlike the case of rectangular jets. To conclude, non-circular geometry induces greater instabilities in the liquid jets, thereby leading to faster disintegration. Thus, non-circular orifice geometries can provide a cheaper solution of improving liquid breakup and thus may enhance fuel atomization as compared to the precise manufacturing techniques of drilling smaller orifices or using costly elevated fuel injection pressure systems.

  2. Surface Breakup of A Liquid Jet Injected Into A Gaseous Crossflow

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    Behzad Jazi, Mohsen

    The normal injection of a liquid jet into a gaseous crossflow has many engineering applications. In this thesis, detailed numerical simulations based on the level set method are employed to understand the physical mechanism underlying the jet ``surface breakup''. The numerical observations reveal the existence of hydrodynamic instabilities on the jet periphery. The temporal growth of such azimuthal instabilities leads to the formation of interface corrugations, which are eventually sheared off of the jet surface as sheet-like structures. The sheets finally undergo disintegration into ligaments and drops during the surface breakup process. Temporal linear stability analyses are employed to understand the nature of these instabilities. To facilitate the analysis, analytical solutions for the flow fields of the jet and the crossflow are derived. We identify the ``shear instability'' as the primary destabilization mechanism in the flow. This inherently inviscid mechanism opposes the previously suggested mechanism of surface breakup (known as ``boundary layer stripping''), which is based on a viscous interpretation. The influence of the jet-to-crossflow density ratio on the flow stability are also studied. The findings show that a higher density jet leads to higher wavenumber instabilities on the jet surface and thereby subsequent smaller drops and ligaments. The stability characteristics of the most amplified modes (i.e., the wavenumber and corresponding growth rate) obtained from stability analyses and numerical simulations are in good agreement. The stability results of the jet also show that the density may have a non-monotonic stabilizing/destabilizing effect on the flow stability. To investigate such effect, the concept of wave resonance are employed to physically interpret the inviscid instability mechanism in two-phase flows with sharp interfaces and linear velocity profiles. We demonstrate that neutrally stable waves are formed due to the density jump in the flow, in addition to the well-known vorticity (Rayleigh) waves. Under certain conditions, such neutral waves are capable of resonating and generating unstable modes. The resonance of different pairs of neutral waves, therefore, results in either stabilizing or destabilizing effect of density variation. We predict similar reasoning behind the density behavior in the jet in crossflow configuration with smoothly varying velocity and density profiles.

  3. Systematic Measurement of pd Breakup Cross Section Around Space Star

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    Ohnaka, K.; Sagara, K.; Maeda, Y.; Ishibashi, K.; Kimura, S.; Tanaka, S.; Fukunaga, T.; Yasuda, J.; Yabe, T.; Yashima, K.; Eguchi, Y.; Shimoda, H.; Sueta, T.; Kuroita, S.

    2014-08-01

    Space Star (SS) anomaly in nd breakup cross section was first reported in 1989 at E n = 13 MeV (Strate et al. in Nucl Phys A 501:51, 1989), but its origin has not been found yet. In order to obtain suggestions for its origin, we made systematic measurements of pd breakup cross section around SS. In SS configuration, three outgoing nucleons form an equilateral triangle and the triangle is perpendicular to the beam axis. Necessity of the equilateral and perpendicular conditions of SS anomaly was investigated by systematic experiments. Also energy dependence of SS anomaly is being studied at energies from E p = 7.5 to 13 MeV.

  4. Breakup reaction study of the Brunnian nucleus {sup 10}C

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    Curtis, N.; Ashwood, N. I.; Clarke, N. M.; Freer, M.; Haigh, P. J.; Ziman, V.; Achouri, N. L.; Laurent, B.; Orr, N. A.; Bohlen, H. G.; Catford, W. N.; Patterson, N. P.; Thomas, J. S.; Soic, N.

    2008-02-15

    The structure and 2{alpha}+2p breakup of {sup 10}C, the only known Brunnian nucleus, has been studied at 33.3 MeV/nucleon. The breakup kinematics were used to reconstruct the {sup 10}C {yields} {sup 9}B +p,{sup 9}B {yields} {sup 8}Be +p,{sup 8}Be {yields}{alpha}+{alpha} and {sup 10}C {yields} {sup 6}Be +{alpha},{sup 6}Be {yields} {sup 5}Li +p,{sup 5}Li {yields}{alpha}+p decay paths. Proton emission was seen to be favored. The decay of excited states at E{sub x}=4.20,5.31, and 6.74 MeV was observed. The previously unobserved state at 4.20 MeV may correspond to a J{sup {pi}}=0{sup +}{alpha}+2p+{alpha} cluster structure.

  5. Tear film break-up time in contact lens wearers.

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    Bhatia, R P; Singh, R K

    1993-09-01

    The increasing number of people who wear contact lenses for longer times comfortably while achieving good vision has been attributed to advances in plastics technology. Contact lenses are now worn by any adventurous ametropic patient whose vision is capable of optical improvement. This study was planned to observe the effect of gas-permeable and hard contact lenses with the following objectives: (1) to see whether there is any effect on the tear film break-up time with the different lenses; (2) to study the effect of the blink rate, if any; and (3) to examine the change in the width of the palpebral fissure. We found that only the type of lens affected the tear film break-up time and recommend that gas-permeable lenses be preferred. Any change in the blink rate should be taken as an indication of a poor fit. PMID:8297069

  6. D-Cluster Converter Foil for Laser-Accelerated Deuteron Beams: Towards Deuteron-Beam-Driven Fast Ignition

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    Miley, George H.

    2012-10-24

    Fast Ignition (FI) uses Petawatt laser generated particle beam pulse to ignite a small volume called a pre-compressed Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) target, and is the favored method to achieve the high energy gain per target burn needed for an attractive ICF power plant. Ion beams such as protons, deuterons or heavier carbon ions are especially appealing for FI as they have relative straight trajectory, and easier to focus on the fuel capsule. But current experiments have encountered problems with the 'converter-foil' which is irradiated by the Petawatt laser to produce the ion beams. The problems include depletion of the available ions in the convertor foils, and poor energy efficiency (ion beam energy/ input laser energy). We proposed to develop a volumetrically-loaded ultra-high-density deuteron deuterium cluster material as the basis for converter-foil for deuteron beam generation. The deuterons will fuse with the ICF DT while they slow down, providing an extra 'bonus' energy gain in addition to heating the hot spot. Also, due to the volumetric loading, the foil will provide sufficient energetic deuteron beam flux for 'hot spot' ignition, while avoiding the depletion problem encountered by current proton-driven FI foils. After extensive comparative studies, in Phase I, high purity PdO/Pd/PdO foils were selected for the high packing fraction D-Cluster converter foils. An optimized loading process has been developed to increase the cluster packing fraction in this type of foil. As a result, the packing fraction has been increased from 0.1% to 10% - meeting the original Phase I goal and representing a significant progress towards the beam intensities needed for both FI and pulsed neutron applications. Fast Ignition provides a promising approach to achieve high energy gain target performance needed for commercial Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF). This is now a realistic goal for near term in view of the anticipated ICF target burn at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in CA within a year. This will usher in the technology development Phase of ICF after years of research aimed at achieving breakeven experiment. Methods to achieve the high energy gain needed for a competitive power plant will then be a key developmental issue, and our D-cluster target for Fast Ignition (FI) is expected to meet that need.

  7. T20 problem and spin observables in pion-deuteron scattering

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    Mizutani, T.; Fayard, C.; Lamot, G. H.; Saghai, B.

    1989-12-01

    There has been a long-standing problem in the coupled ?NN-NN theory concerning its apparent failure in reproducing the tensor polarization T20 in the elastic ?d scattering at medium energies. A mechanism recently proposed by Jennings to solve this problem is examined. It is then found that it comes from the positive-energy pole in one of the nucleon propagators in the exchange impulse diagram within the covariant picture which is usually overlooked when devising the spectator on-mass-shell approximation, and that it does not lead to the claimed near cancellation of the Pauli exchange contribution, but is important to be included. The inclusion of this contribution is shown to considerably improve in reproducing the pion-deuteron spin observables including T20, particularly above the delta resonance energy.

  8. Molecular motions in supercooled and glassy ibuprofen: deuteron magnetic resonance and high-resolution rheology study.

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    Bauer, S; Storek, M; Gainaru, C; Zimmermann, H; Bhmer, R

    2015-04-16

    Using deuteron nuclear magnetic resonance, the molecular motions of specifically isotope-labeled ibuprofen were probed at the carboxylic group and at the methin group next to it. Spin relaxometry revealed slight differences between the molecular motions of the two isotopomers that are rationalized with reference to the hydrogen bonding of the COOH moiety. In the glassy state, a small-angle jump process among about four sites, related to the so-called ?-process, was identified using stimulated-echo spectroscopy. Indications for a Debye-like process, previously found to leave a weak signature in the dielectric loss, could not unambiguously be detected in magnetic resonance or shear mechanical experiments carried out for supercooled liquid ibuprofen. PMID:25785657

  9. The Soviet Breakup and U.S. Foreign Policy.

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    Lynch, Allen

    1991-01-01

    This issue of a quarterly publication on world affairs explores the historical significance of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the implication for U.S. foreign policy. With the breakup of the USSR in 1990-91, Russia for the first time this century does not have control over the non-Russian nations of its former empire in Central Asia,…

  10. Inversion Breakup in Small Rocky Mountain and Alpine Basins.

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    Whiteman, C. David; Pospichal, Bernhard; Eisenbach, Stefan; Weihs, Philipp; Clements, Craig B.; Steinacker, Reinhold; Mursch-Radlgruber, Erich; Dorninger, Manfred

    2004-08-01

    Comparisons are made between the postsunrise breakup of temperature inversions in two similar closed basins in very different climate settings, one in the eastern Alps and one in the Rocky Mountains. The small, high-altitude, limestone sinkholes have both experienced extreme temperature minima below -50C and both develop strong nighttime inversions. On undisturbed clear nights, temperature inversions reach to 120-m heights in both sinkholes but are much stronger in the drier Rocky Mountain basin (24 vs 13 K). Inversion destruction takes place 2.6 3 h after sunrise in these basins and is accomplished primarily by subsidence warming associated with the removal of air from the base of the inversion by the upslope flows that develop over heated sidewalls. A conceptual model of this destruction is presented, emphasizing the asymmetry of the boundary layer development around the basin and the effects of solar shading by the surrounding ridgeline. Differences in inversion strengths and postsunrise heating rates between the two basins are caused by differences in the surface energy budget, with drier soil and a higher sensible heat flux in the Rocky Mountain sinkhole. Inversions in the small basins break up more quickly following sunrise than for previously studied valleys. The pattern of inversion breakup in the non-snow-covered basins is the same as that reported in snow-covered Colorado valleys. The similar breakup patterns in valleys and basins suggest that along-valley wind systems play no role in the breakups, since the small basins have no along-valley wind system.


  11. Tidal Breakup of Asteroids by the Earth and Moon

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    Richardson, Derek C.; Bottke, William F., Jr.

    1996-01-01

    We report on preliminary results from simulations of the tidal breakup of 'rubble pile' asteroids by the Earth and Moon. We find that both bodies can disrupt 2 g/cm(exp -3) asteroids and the outcome depends on various adjustable factors, including the encounter distance and velocity. The results of the completed study will have implications for the origins of such geological features as crater chains.

  12. JET BREAKUP AND SPRAY FORMATION IN A DIESEL ENGINE.

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    GLIMM,J.; LI,X.; KIM,M.N.; OH,W.; MARCHESE,A.; SAMULYAK,R.; TZANOS,C.

    2003-06-17

    The breakup of injected fuel into spray is of key interest to the design of a fuel efficient, nonpolluting diesel engine. We report preliminary progress on the numerical simulation of diesel fuel injection spray with the front tracking code FronTier. Our simulation design is set to match experiments at ANL, and our present agreement is semi-quantitative. Future efforts will include mesh refinement studies, which will better model the turbulent flow.

  13. Radial electron-beam-breakup transit-time oscillator

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    Mostrom, M.A.; Kwan, T.J.T.

    1995-01-01

    A new radially-driven electron-beam-breakup transit-time oscillator has been investigated analytically and through computer simulation as a compact low-impedance high-power microwave generator. In a 1MV, 50kA device 35cm in radius and 15cm long, with no external magnetic field, 5GW of extracted power and a growth rate of 0.26/ns have been observed. Theoretical maximum efficiencies are several times higher.

  14. Experimental determination of gas-bubble breakup in a constricted cylindrical capillary

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    Gauglitz, P.A.; St Laurent, C.M.; Radke, C.J.

    1988-07-01

    To gain insight into the mechanisms of gas-foam generation in porous media, this work quantifies how smaller bubbles snap off from a single, larger bubble as it moves through a smooth, cylindrical constriction. Time to snap off, generated bubble size, and bubble velocity are obtained from viewing 16-mm movies taken of snap-off events. The bubble capillary number, Ca/sub GAMMA, is varied from 10/sup -5/ to 5 x 10/sup -2/. The authors study two narrowly constricted capillaries of different tube radii (neck radius/tube radius of 0.17 and 0.20) and one widely constricted capillary (neck radius/tube radius = 0.40). In the widely constricted capillary, time to breakup is proportional to Ca/sub GAMMA/sup -2/, and the generated bubble length is proportional to Ca/sub GAMMA/sup -1/. In the narrow constrictions, the same results apply above Ca/sub GAMMA = 5 x 10/sup -4/; below this critical Ca/sub GAMMA, time to breakup is independent of Ca/sub GAMMA but depends on the Ohnesorge number. Snap-off behavior with surfactant solutions is found to be similar to that in surfactant-free solutions.

  15. The break-up dynamics of liquid threads revealed by laser radiation pressure and optocapillarity

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    Petit, Julien; Robert de Saint Vincent, Matthieu; Rivire, David; Kellay, Hamid; Delville, Jean-Pierre

    2014-09-01

    We show how optocapillary stresses and optical radiation pressure effects in two-phase liquids open the way for investigating the difficult problem of liquid thread breakup at small scales when surfactants are present at the interface or when the roughness of the interface becomes significant. Using thermocapillary stresses driven by light to pinch a surfactant-laden microjet, we observe deviations from the expected visco-capillary law governed by a balance between viscosity and interfacial tension. We suggest that these deviations are due to time varying interfacial tension resulting from the surfactant depletion at the neck pinching location, and we experimentally confirm this mechanism. The second case is representative of the physics of nanojets. Considering a near critical liquid-liquid interface, where the roughness of the interfaces may be tuned, we use the radiation pressure of a laser wave to produce stable fluctuating liquid columns and study their breakup. We show how pinching crosses over from the visco-capillary to a fluctuation dominated regime and describe this new regime. These experiments exemplify how optofluidics can reveal new physics of fluids.

  16. Transverse liquid fuel jet breakup, burning, and ignition

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    Li, H.

    1990-01-01

    An analytical/numerical study of the breakup, burning, and ignition of liquid fuels injected transversely into a hot air stream is conducted. The non-reacting liquid jet breakup location is determined by the local sonic point criterion first proposed by Schetz, et al. (1980). Two models, one employing analysis of an elliptical jet cross-section and the other employing a two-dimensional blunt body to represent the transverse jet, have been used for sonic point calculations. An auxiliary criterion based on surface tension stability is used as a separate means of determining the breakup location. For the reacting liquid jet problem, a diffusion flame supported by a one-step chemical reaction within the gaseous boundary layer is solved along the ellipse surface in subsonic crossflow. Typical flame structures and concentration profiles have been calculated for various locations along the jet cross-section as a function of upstream Mach numbers. The integrated reaction rate along the jet cross-section is used to predict ignition position, which is found to be situated near the stagnation point. While a multi-step reaction is needed to represent the ignition process more accurately, the present calculation does yield reasonable predictions concerning ignition along a curved surface.

  17. Transverse liquid fuel jet breakup, burning, and ignition

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    Li, H.

    1990-12-31

    An analytical/numerical study of the breakup, burning, and ignition of liquid fuels injected transversely into a hot air stream is conducted. The non-reacting liquid jet breakup location is determined by the local sonic point criterion first proposed by Schetz, et al. (1980). Two models, one employing analysis of an elliptical jet cross-section and the other employing a two-dimensional blunt body to represent the transverse jet, have been used for sonic point calculations. An auxiliary criterion based on surface tension stability is used as a separate means of determining the breakup location. For the reacting liquid jet problem, a diffusion flame supported by a one-step chemical reaction within the gaseous boundary layer is solved along the ellipse surface in subsonic crossflow. Typical flame structures and concentration profiles have been calculated for various locations along the jet cross-section as a function of upstream Mach numbers. The integrated reaction rate along the jet cross-section is used to predict ignition position, which is found to be situated near the stagnation point. While a multi-step reaction is needed to represent the ignition process more accurately, the present calculation does yield reasonable predictions concerning ignition along a curved surface.

  18. Beam breakup calculations for the second axis of DARHT

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    Fawley, William M.; Chen, Y.-J.; Houck, T.L.

    1999-08-20

    The accelerator for the second axis of the Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test (DARHT) facility will produce a 4-kA, 20-MeV, 2-{micro}s output electron beam with a design goal of less than 1000 {pi} mm-mrad normalized transverse emittance and less than 0.5-mm beam centroid motion. In order to meet this goal, the beam transport must have excellent optics and the beam breakup instability (BBU) must be limited in growth. Using a number of simulation codes such as AMOS and BREAKUP, we have modeled the transverse impedances of the DARHT-II accelerator cells and the electron beam response to different transverse excitations such as injector RF noise, magnetic dipole fields arising from the 90-degree bend between the cathode stalk and insulator column, and downstream solenoid alignment errors. The very low Q ({approx}2) predicted for the most important TM dipole modes has prompted us to extend the BREAKUP code to be able to use the dipole wakefields calculated by AMOS in addition to the most usual discrete frequency BBU mode model. We present results for the predicted BBU growth and the empirical sensitivity to various machine parameters.

  19. Cryogenic liquid-jet breakup in two-fluid atomizers

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    Ingebo, Robert D.

    1991-01-01

    A two-fluid atomizer was used to study the breakup of liquid-nitrogen jets in nitrogen, argon, and helium atomizing gas flows. A scattered-light scanner particle sizing instrument previously developed at NASA Lewis Research Center was further developed and used to determine characteristic drop diameters for the cryogenic sprays. In the breakup regime of aerodynamic-stripping, i.e., sonic-velocity conditions, the following correlation of the reciprocal Sauter mean diameter, D(sub 32)exp -1, with the atomizing-gas flowrate, W(g), was obtained: D(sub 32)exp -1 = k(sub c)(W(g)exp 1.33), where k(sub c) is a proportionality constant evaluated for each atomizing gas. Values of k(sub c) = 120, 220, and 1100 were obtained for argon, nitrogen, and helium gasflows, respectively. The reciprocal Sauter mean diameter and gas flowrate have the units of 1/cm and g/sec, respectively. In the regime of capillary-wave breakup, or subsonic conditions, it was found that D(sub 32)exp -1 = k(g)(W(g)exp 0.75), where k = 270, 390, and 880 for argon, nitrogen, and helium gasflows, respectively.

  20. FEM calculations of drop breakup beyond the first singularity

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    Suryo, Ronald; Basaran, Osman

    2007-11-01

    Computational analysis of drop breakup, which is of common occurrence in nature and technology, is important for advancing understanding of pinch-off singularities and developing new technologies. During drop formation from a tube, as more liquid flows from the tube into the drop, the drop elongates and thins. At the incipience of breakup, a spherical mass -- the precursor of the primary drop -- is connected to the liquid in the tube by a thin thread -- the precursor of one or more satellites. Numerical algorithms for analyzing this phenomenon at finite Reynolds number have been of two types: ones based on finite element methods (FEMs) and others based on various diffuse interface (DI) techniques. Numerical solutions must agree with scaling solutions of interface pinch-off, which are exact solutions of the nonlinear Navier-Stokes equations, and experiments. To date, the DI approach, despite its coarseness, has been more popular because it is simple and can predict the formation of several drops in sequence. Predictions made with FEM algorithms have been shown to be in excellent agreement with scaling theories and measurements but only until the instant of first breakup. Here we describe new FEM computations of unparalleled accuracy to predict the dynamics of continuous drop formation and support them with high-speed visualization experiments.

  1. Coalescence and breakup of large droplets in turbulent channel flow

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    Scarbolo, Luca; Bianco, Federico; Soldati, Alfredo

    2015-07-01

    Coalescence and breakup of large deformable droplets dispersed in a wall-bounded turbulent flow are investigated. Droplets much larger than the Kolmogorov length scale and characterized by a broad range of surface tension values are considered. The turbulent field is a channel flow computed with pseudo-spectral direct numerical simulations, while phase interactions are described with a phase field model. Within this physically consistent framework, the motion of the interfaces, the capillary effects, and the complex topological changes experienced by the droplets are simulated in detail. An oil-water emulsion is mimicked: the fluids are considered of same density and viscosity for a range of plausible values of surface tension, resulting in a simplified system that sets a benchmark for further analysis. In the present conditions, the Weber number (We), that is, the ratio between inertia and surface tension, is a primary factor for determining the droplets coalescence rate and the occurrence of breakups. Depending on the value of We, two different regimes are observed: when We is smaller than a threshold value (We < 1 in our simulations), coalescence dominates until droplet-droplet interactions are prevented by geometric separation; when We is larger than the threshold value (We > 1), a permanent dynamic equilibrium between coalescence and breakup events is established.

  2. NAVSPASUR orbital processing for satellite break-up events

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    Schumacher, Paul W., Jr.

    1991-01-01

    Satellite breakups via explosion or collision can instantly increase the trackable orbiting population by up to several hundred objects, temporarily perturbing the routine space surveillance operations at U.S. Space Command (USSPACWCOM) and the Naval Space Surveillance Center (NAVSPASUR). This paper is a survey of some of the procedures and techniques used by NAVSPASUR to respond to such events. First, the overall data flow at NAVSPASUR is described highlighting the places at which human analysts may intervene with special processing. So-called manual intervention is required in a variety of non-nominal situations, including breakups. Second, a description is given of some of the orbital analysis and other software tools available to NAVSPASUR analysts. These tools were developed in-house over the past thirty years and can be employed in a highly flexible manner. The basic design philosophy for these tools was to implement simple concepts as efficiently as possible and to allow the analyst maximum use of his personal expertise. Finally, several historical breakup scenarios are discussed briefly. These scenarios provide examples of the types of questions that are fairly easy to answer in the present operational environment, as well as examples of questions that are very difficult to answer.

  3. Examining of the Collision Breakup Model between Geostationary Orbit Objects

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    Hata, Hidehiro; Hanada, Toshiya; Akahoshi, Yasuhiro; Yasaka, Tetsuo; Harada, Shoji

    This paper will examine the applicability of the hypervelocity collision model included in the NASA standard breakup model 2000 revision to low-velocity collisions possible in space, especially in the geosynchronous regime. The analytic method used in the standard breakup model will be applied to experimental data accumulated through low-velocity impact experiments performed at Kyushu Institute of Technology at a velocity about 300m/s and 800m/s. The projectiles and target specimens used were aluminum solid balls and aluminum honeycomb sandwich panels with face sheets of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, respectively. Then, we have found that a kind of lower boundary exists on fragment area-to-mass distribution at a smaller characteristic length range. This paper will describe the theoretical derivation of lower boundary and propose another modification on fragment area-to-mass distribution and it will conclude that the hypervelocity collision model in the standard breakup model can be applied to low-velocity collisions possible with some modifications.

  4. Semiclassical treatment of fusion and breakup processes of ^{6,8} He halo nuclei

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    Majeed, Fouad A.; Abdul-Hussien, Yousif A.

    2016-02-01

    A semiclassical approach has been used to study the effect of channel coupling on the calculations of the total fusion reaction cross section σ_{fus} , and the fusion barrier distribution D_{fus} for the systems 6 He +^{238} U and 8 He +^{197} Au. Since these systems invloves light exotic nuclei, breakup states channel play an important role that should be considered in the calculations. In semiclassical treatment, the relative motion between the projectile and target nuclei is approximated by a classical trajectory while the intrinsic dynamics is handled by time-dependent quantum mechanics. The calculations of the total fusion cross section σ_{fus} , and the fusion barrier distribution D_{fus} are compared with the full quantum mechanical calculations using the coupled-channels calculations with all order coupling using the computer code and with the available experimental data.

  5. Mapping the evolving strain field during continental breakup from crustal anisotropy in the Afar Depression

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    Keir, Derek; Belachew, M.; Ebinger, C.J.; Kendall, J.-M.; Hammond, J.O.S.; Stuart, G.W.; Ayele, A.; Rowland, J.V.

    2011-01-01

    Rifting of the continents leading to plate rupture occurs by a combination of mechanical deformation and magma intrusion, yet the spatial and temporal scales over which these alternate mechanisms localize extensional strain remain controversial. Here we quantify anisotropy of the upper crust across the volcanically active Afar Triple Junction using shear-wave splitting from local earthquakes to evaluate the distribution and orientation of strain in a region of continental breakup. The pattern of S-wave splitting in Afar is best explained by anisotropy from deformation-related structures, with the dramatic change in splitting parameters into the rift axis from the increased density of dyke-induced faulting combined with a contribution from oriented melt pockets near volcanic centres. The lack of rift-perpendicular anisotropy in the lithosphere, and corroborating geoscientific evidence of extension dominated by dyking, provide strong evidence that magma intrusion achieves the majority of plate opening in this zone of incipient plate rupture. PMID:21505441

  6. Coalescence and Breakup of Oppositely Charged Droplets

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    Wang, Junfeng; Wang, Bin; Qiu, Huihe

    2014-11-01

    The coalescence process of oppositely charged drops for different electrical conductivities of liquids is presented. When the electrical conductivity was relatively low, oppositely charged drops failed to coalesce under sufficiently high electrical fields and capillary ripples were formed on the surfaces of droplets after rebound. For a high electrically conductive liquid, it was found that a crown profile of drop fission always appeared on the top surface of negatively charged drops after the two charged drops contacted and bounced off. Furthermore, we report here, for the first time, the newly found phenomenon and argue that the break up might be caused by Rayleigh instability, a form of Coulomb fission. The different mobility of positive and negative ions is the underlying mechanism that explains why the break up always happened on the negative side of charged drops.

  7. The breakup sequence and associated lithospheric breakup surface: Their significance in the context of rifted continental margins (West Iberia and Newfoundland margins, North Atlantic)

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    Soares, Duarte M.; Alves, Tiago M.; Terrinha, Pedro

    2012-11-01

    Regional (2D) seismic-reflection profiles and borehole data are used to characterise the syn- to post-rift transition in the shallow offshore Porto Basin, and in deep-offshore regions of West Iberia and Newfoundland (East Canada). The interpreted data highlight the development of a regional stratigraphic surface at the time of complete lithospheric breakup between West Iberia and Newfoundland. This surface, usually called "breakup unconformity", is renamed in this work as Lithospheric Breakup Surface (LBS), on the basis that: (1) it is not always developed as an unconformity and (2) all lithosphere is involved on the breakup process, not only the continental crust. Depositional changes occur across the LBS in association with Late Aptian lithospheric breakup, which is marked by the deposition of a breakup sequence (BS) rather than a single stratigraphic surface. Stratigraphic correlations between strata in shallow and deeper parts of the two margins lead us to propose the breakup sequence (BS) as representing the transitional period between lithospheric breakup and the establishment of thermal relaxation as the main process controlling subsidence on divergent continental margins. The results in this work are important for other continental margins as they demonstrate that during lithospheric breakup significant quantities of sediment bypassed the inner proximal margins of West Iberia and Newfoundland on their way to the outer proximal margin. In addition, the interpreted data show that complete lithospheric breakup between conjugate margins is recorded by similar tectono-stratigraphic events. In Iberia and Newfoundland, these events are associated with reservoir successions in sediment overfilled basins and with carbon-rich strata ('black shales') in sediment-starved basins.

  8. Core excitation contributions to the breakup of the one-neutron halo nucleus {sup 11}Be on a proton

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    Crespo, R.; Deltuva, A.; Moro, A. M.

    2011-04-15

    The effect of the core excitation in the breakup of a one-neutron halo nucleus is studied within two different reaction formalisms, namely, the core excited model and the single-scattering approximation of the three-body Faddeev-Alt-Grassberger-Sandhas equations with target-core potential allowing for the core excitation. As an example, we consider the breakup of {sup 11}Be on a proton target at 63.7 MeV/nucleon incident energy and calculate the semi-inclusive cross section in the excitation energy interval E{sub x}=3.0-5.5 MeV (E{sub rel}=2.5-5 MeV) containing the 3/2{sup +} resonance with dominant contribution of the {sup 10}Be(2{sup +}) core excited state. The effect of the core excitation to the breakup cross section integrated around this resonance is found to be very significant. Moreover, when resonant and nonresonant contributions are added, the resulting semi-inclusive cross section is in reasonable agreement with the existing data, demonstrating the relevance of the core excitation mechanism for this observable. The present calculations also show the importance of incorporating the energy dependence of the core-target transition operators in the reaction formalism.

  9. Modern studies of the Deuteron: From the lab frame to the light front

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    Boeglin, Werner; Sargsian, Misak

    2015-03-01

    We review the recent progress made in studies of deuteron structure at small internucleon distances. This progress is largely facilitated by the new generation of experiments in deuteron electrodisintegration carried out at unprecedentedly high momentum transfer. The theoretical analysis of these data confirms the onset of the high energy eikonal regime in the scattering process which allows one to separate long-range nuclear effects from the effects genuinely related to the short distance structure of the deuteron. Our conclusion is that for the first time the deuteron is probed at relative momenta beyond 300 MeV/c without dominating long-range effects. As a result, at these large nucleon momenta the cross-section is sensitive to the nuclear dynamics at subfermi distances. Due to large internal momenta involved we are dealing with the relativistic bound state that is best described by the light-cone momentum distribution of nucleons in the deuteron. We present the first attempt of extracting the deuteron light-cone momentum distribution function from data and discuss the importance of this quantity for studies of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) structure of the bound nucleon in deep inelastic scattering (DIS) off the deuteron. We conclude the review giving an outlook of the next generation of high energy experiments which will extend our reach to much smaller distances in the deuteron.

  10. Parity violation in low-energy neutron-deuteron scattering

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    Song, Young-Ho; Gudkov, Vladimir; Lazauskas, Rimantas

    2011-01-15

    Parity-violating effects for low-energy elastic neutron deuteron scattering are calculated for Desplanques, Donoghue, and Holstein (DDH) and effective field theory types of weak potentials in a distorted-wave Born approximation, using realistic hadronic strong interaction wave functions, obtained by solving three-body Faddeev equations in configuration space. The resulting relation between physical observables and low-energy constants can be used to fix low-energy constants from experiments. Potential model dependencies of parity-violating effects are discussed.

  11. Investigation of the deuteron spin structure at short nucleon-nucleon distances in the reaction of polarized-deuteron fragmentation to cumulative pions

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    Azhgirey, L. S.; Afanasiev, S. V.; Borzounov, Yu. T.; Golovanov, L. B.; Zolin, L. S. Ivanov, V. I.; Isupov, A. Yu. Ladygin, V. P.; Litvinenko, A. G.; Malakhov, A. I.; Penev, V. N.; Peresedov, V. F.; Pilipenko, Yu. K.; Reznikov, S. G.; Rukoyatkin, P. A.; Khrenov, A. N.

    2011-10-15

    Experimental results on the vector (A{sub y}) and tensor (A{sub yy}) analyzing powers in the fragmentation of 5- and 9-GeV/c polarized deuterons to high-momentum pions in the kinematical region corresponding to pion production on a strongly correlated nucleon pair (cumulative meson production) are presented. The angular and momentum dependences of A{sub yy} are not described by calculations performed in the impulse approximation by using standard deuteron wave functions. An explanation for our data should be sought on the basis of models that treat the deuteron at short distances (deuteron-core region) as a multiquark state-for example, a 6q cluster, whose high orbital angular momentum (D wave) leads to the observed strong dependence of the reaction tensor analyzing power A(d-vector, {pi})X on the pion transverse momentum.

  12. Effects of viscoelasticity on droplet dynamics and break-up in microfluidic T-Junctions: a lattice Boltzmann study.

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    Gupta, Anupam; Sbragaglia, Mauro

    2016-01-01

    The effects of viscoelasticity on the dynamics and break-up of fluid threads in microfluidic T-junctions are investigated using numerical simulations of dilute polymer solutions at changing the Capillary number (Ca), i.e. at changing the balance between the viscous forces and the surface tension at the interface, up to Ca [Formula: see text] 3×10(-2). A Navier-Stokes (NS) description of the solvent based on the lattice Boltzmann models (LBM) is here coupled to constitutive equations for finite extensible non-linear elastic dumbbells with the closure proposed by Peterlin (FENE-P model). We present the results of three-dimensional simulations in a range of Ca which is broad enough to characterize all the three characteristic mechanisms of break-up in the confined T-junction, i.e. squeezing, dripping and jetting regimes. The various model parameters of the FENE-P constitutive equations, including the polymer relaxation time [Formula: see text] and the finite extensibility parameter L(2), are changed to provide quantitative details on how the dynamics and break-up properties are affected by viscoelasticity. We will analyze cases with Droplet Viscoelasticity (DV), where viscoelastic properties are confined in the dispersed (d) phase, as well as cases with Matrix Viscoelasticity (MV), where viscoelastic properties are confined in the continuous (c) phase. Moderate flow-rate ratios Q [Formula: see text] O(1) of the two phases are considered in the present study. Overall, we find that the effects are more pronounced in the case with MV, as the flow driving the break-up process upstream of the emerging thread can be sensibly perturbed by the polymer stresses. PMID:26810396

  13. Structure and evolution of a magmatic rift segment close to continental breakup

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    Medynski, Sarah; Pik, Raphal; Burnard, Peter; Stab, Martin; Vye-Brown, Charlotte; France, Lyderic

    2014-05-01

    The continental-oceanic transition (OCT) at volcanic margins is often associated with large volcanic provinces and with specific tecto/volcanic structures, notably seaward dipping reflectors (SDRs), of which the origin and processes of formation are still debated. The Afar province corresponds to the very last observable stages of continental rifting before breakup. Interestingly, in this area where the continental crust remains ~20 km thick, magmatism and tectonic activity are already clearly expressed in well-individualised rift segments, presenting the morphological characteristics of mature oceanic ridges. The Afar region therefore represents an ideal natural laboratory to study the processes responsible for maintaining magmatic accretion and their links with the distribution of deformation in a pre-breakup context. We have focussed on the Dabbahu segment that experienced a diking event in 2005 that has been studied in detail. The subsequent tectono-volcanic crisis that lasted 5 years, has provided invaluable information on the mechanisms controlling dyke intrusion, the main process responsible for extension at the scale of a single rifting event. Our investigations focussed on the 1 to 100 kyrs timescales - a key period over which the main morphology of a rift/ridge segment is acquired, but which currently lacks chronological constraints. In order to bridge this gap in temporal evolution, our multidisciplinary approach combines surface exposure dating (3He and 36Cl) of lavas and fault scarps with major & trace element compositions and field/remote sensing mapping of the Dabbahu rift. Our results show that accretion is maintained by individual magmatic chambers, distributed along the active rift segment. There, we have identified magmatic cycles of 30-40 kyrs duration during which the magmas progressively differentiate, until the magmatic centre is abandoned. These cycles exert a strong control on the building of topography: the tectonic activity is subdued during the active phases of the magma chamber, and are enhanced when the magmatic activity decreases. Our measurements show that the fault scarps have a continuous slip rate along the neo-volcanic zone, between 1-2 mm/yr. We also identify several individual palaeo-tectonic events of metric amplitude (very similar to the 2005 crisis) which suggest that the main process responsible for the building of the axial depression is indeed dike intrusions. This implies that in pre-breakup stages accretion is already organised and maintained by processes similar to those occurring in mature oceanic ridges. The question arises to know if these mechanisms, observed here on the scale of a few tens of kyrs, could be responsible for the creation of SDRs, implying these mechanisms operate on timescales of a few million years.

  14. Propagation of trans-equatorial deuteron whistlers in the low latitude topside ionosphere

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    Watanabe, S.; Ondoh, T.

    1980-01-01

    The high latitude limit of transequatorial deuteron whistlers is found to occur at latitudes where B(m) = B/2, in which B is the local magnetic field at the satellite and B(m) is the minimum magnetic field on the field line through the satellite. The high latitude limit of transequatorial proton whistlers, often extends to the latitude where B(m) = B/4 in the autumn and winter. Transequatorial deuteron whistlers have a constant time interval for an echo train. The damping rate of the cyclotron resonant interaction with rare deuteron is large enough to generate deuteron whistlers. Ray tracing results for nonducted propagation of transequatorial deuteron whistlers show that rays are guided by the geomagnetic field within one degree in invariant latitude for several bounces between the two hemispheres.

  15. Is There an Interest to Use Deuteron Beams to Produce Non-Conventional Radionuclides?

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    Alliot, Cyrille; Audouin, Nadia; Barbet, Jacques; Bonraisin, Anne-Cecile; Boss, Valrie; Bourdeau, Ccile; Bourgeois, Mickael; Duchemin, Charlotte; Guertin, Arnaud; Haddad, Ferid; Huclier-Markai, Sandrine; Kerdjoudj, Rabah; Laiz, Johan; Mtivier, Vincent; Michel, Nathalie; Mokili, Marcel; Pageau, Mickael; Vidal, Aurlien

    2015-01-01

    With the recent interest on the theranostic approach, there has been a renewed interest for alternative radionuclides in nuclear medicine. They can be produced using common production routes, i.e., using protons accelerated by biomedical cyclotrons or neutrons produced in research reactors. However, in some cases, it can be more valuable to use deuterons as projectiles. In the case of Cu-64, smaller quantities of the expensive target material, Ni-64, are used with deuterons as compared with protons for the same produced activity. For the Sc-44m/Sc-44g generator, deuterons afford a higher Sc-44m production yield than with protons. Finally, in the case of Re-186g, deuterons lead to a production yield five times higher than protons. These three examples show that it is of interest to consider not only protons or neutrons but also deuterons to produce alternative radionuclides. PMID:26029696

  16. Is there an interest to use deuteron beams to produce non-conventional radionuclides?

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    Alliot, Cyrille; Audouin, Nadia; Barbet, Jacques; Bonraisin, Anne-Cecile; Boss, Valrie; Bourdeau, Ccile; Bourgeois, Mickael; Duchemin, Charlotte; Guertin, Arnaud; Haddad, Ferid; Huclier-Markai, Sandrine; Kerdjoudj, Rabah; Laiz, Johan; Mtivier, Vincent; Michel, Nathalie; Mokili, Marcel; Pageau, Mickael; Vidal, Aurlien

    2015-01-01

    With the recent interest on the theranostic approach, there has been a renewed interest for alternative radionuclides in nuclear medicine. They can be produced using common production routes, i.e., using protons accelerated by biomedical cyclotrons or neutrons produced in research reactors. However, in some cases, it can be more valuable to use deuterons as projectiles. In the case of Cu-64, smaller quantities of the expensive target material, Ni-64, are used with deuterons as compared with protons for the same produced activity. For the Sc-44m/Sc-44g generator, deuterons afford a higher Sc-44m production yield than with protons. Finally, in the case of Re-186g, deuterons lead to a production yield five times higher than protons. These three examples show that it is of interest to consider not only protons or neutrons but also deuterons to produce alternative radionuclides. PMID:26029696

  17. Scaling for deuteron structure functions in a relativistic light-front model

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    Polyzou, W.N.; Gloeckle, W.

    1996-06-01

    Scaling limits of the structure functions [B.D. Keister, Phys. Rev. C {bold 37}, 1765 (1988)], {ital W}{sub 1} and {ital W}{sub 2}, are studied in a relativistic model of the two-nucleon system. The relativistic model is defined by a unitary representation, {ital U}({Lambda},{ital a}), of the Poincar{acute e} group which acts on the Hilbert space of two spinless nucleons. The representation is in Dirac{close_quote}s [P.A.M. Dirac, Rev. Mod. Phys. {bold 21}, 392 (1949)] light-front formulation of relativistic quantum mechanics and is designed to give the experimental deuteron mass and {ital n}-{ital p} scattering length. A model hadronic current operator that is conserved and covariant with respect to this representation is used to define the structure tensor. This work is the first step in a relativistic extension of the results of Hueber, Gl{umlt o}ckle, and Boemelburg. The nonrelativistic limit of the model is shown to be consistent with the nonrelativistic model of Hueber, Gl{umlt o}ckle, and Boemelburg. [D. Hueber {ital et} {ital al}. Phys. Rev. C {bold 42}, 2342 (1990)]. The relativistic and nonrelativistic scaling limits, for both Bjorken and {ital y} scaling are compared. The interpretation of {ital y} scaling in the relativistic model is studied critically. The standard interpretation of {ital y} scaling requires a soft wave function which is not realized in this model. The scaling limits in both the relativistic and nonrelativistic case are related to probability distributions associated with the target deuteron. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  18. Characterization of the 2012-044C Briz-M Upper Stage Breakup

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    Hamilton, Joseph A.; Matney, Mark

    2013-01-01

    The NASA breakup model prediction was close to the observed population for catalog objects. The NASA breakup model predicted a larger population than was observed for objects under 10 cm. The stare technique produces low observation counts, but is readily comparable to model predictions. Customized stare parameters (Az, El, Range) were effective to increase the opportunities for HAX to observe the debris cloud. Other techniques to increase observation count will be considered for future breakup events.

  19. Generation of Radioisotopes with Accelerator Neutrons by Deuterons

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    Nagai, Yasuki; Hashimoto, Kazuyuki; Hatsukawa, Yuichi; Saeki, Hideya; Motoishi, Shoji; Sato, Nozomi; Kawabata, Masako; Harada, Hideo; Kin, Tadahiro; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Sato, Tetsuya K.; Minato, Futoshi; Iwamoto, Osamu; Iwamoto, Nobuyuki; Seki, Yohji; Yokoyama, Kenji; Shiina, Takehiko; Ohta, Akio; Takeuchi, Nobuhiro; Kawauchi, Yukimasa; Sato, Norihito; Yamabayashi, Hisamichi; Adachi, Yoshitsugu; Kikuchi, Yuji; Mitsumoto, Toshinori; Igarashi, Takashi

    2013-06-01

    A new system proposed for the generation of radioisotopes with accelerator neutrons by deuterons (GRAND) is described by mainly discussing the production of 99Mo used for nuclear medicine diagnosis. A prototype facility of this system consists of a cyclotron to produce intense accelerator neutrons from the \\text{natC(d,n) reaction with 40 MeV 2 mA deuteron beams, and a sublimation system to separate \\text{99mTc from an irradiated 100MoO3 sample. About 8.1 TBq/week of 99Mo is produced by repeating irradiation on an enriched 100Mo sample (251 g) with accelerator neutrons for two days three times. It meets about 10% of the 99Mo demand in Japan. The characteristic feature of the system lies in its capability to reliably produce a wide variety of high-quality, carrier-free, carrier-added radioisotopes with a minimum level of radioactive waste without using uranium. The system is compact in size, and easy to operate; therefore it could be used worldwide to produce radioisotopes for medical, research, and industrial applications.

  20. The visibility of color breakup and a means to reduce it

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    Johnson, Paul V.; Kim, Joohwan; Banks, Martin S.

    2014-01-01

    Color breakup is an artifact seen on displays that present colors sequentially. When the eye tracks a moving object on such a display, different colors land on different places on the retina, and this gives rise to visible color fringes at the object's leading and trailing edges. Interestingly, color breakup is also observed when the eye is stationary and an object moves by. Using a novel psychophysical procedure, we measured breakup both when viewers tracked and did not track a moving object. Breakup was somewhat more visible in the tracking than in the non-tracking condition. The video frames contained three subframes, one each for red, green, and blue. We spatially offset the green and blue stimuli in the second and third subframes, respectively, to find the values that minimized breakup. In the tracking and non-tracking conditions, spatial offsets of ?x/3 in the second subframe (where ?x is the displacement of the object in one frame) and 2?x/3 in the third eliminated breakup. Thus, this method offers a way to minimize or even eliminate breakup whether the viewer is tracking or not. We suggest ways to implement the method with real video content. We also developed a color-breakup model based on spatiotemporal filtering in color-opponent pathways in early vision. We found close agreement between the model's predictions and the experimental results. The model can be used to predict breakup for a wide variety of conditions. PMID:25527148

  1. Observations of breakup processes of liquid jets using real-time X-ray radiography

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    Char, J. M.; Kuo, K. K.; Hsieh, K. C.

    1988-01-01

    To unravel the liquid-jet breakup process in the nondilute region, a newly developed system of real-time X-ray radiography, an advanced digital image processor, and a high-speed video camera were used. Based upon recorded X-ray images, the inner structure of a liquid jet during breakup was observed. The jet divergence angle, jet breakup length, and fraction distributions along the axial and transverse directions of the liquid jets were determined in the near-injector region. Both wall- and free-jet tests were conducted to study the effect of wall friction on the jet breakup process.

  2. Characterization of Molecular Breakup by Very Intense Femtosecond XUV Laser Pulses.

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    Yue, Lun; Madsen, Lars Bojer

    2015-07-17

    We study the breakup of H2+ exposed to superintense, femtosecond laser pulses with frequencies greater than that corresponding to the ionization potential. By solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation in an extensive field parameter range, it is revealed that highly nonresonant dissociation channels can dominate over ionization. By considering field-dressed Born-Oppenheimer potential energy curves in the reference frame following a free electron in the field, we propose a simple physical model that characterizes this dissociation mechanism. The model is used to predict control of vibrational excitation, magnitude of the dissociation yields, and nuclear kinetic energy release spectra. Finally, the joint energy spectrum for the ionization process illustrates the energy sharing between the electron and the nuclei and the correlation between ionization and dissociation processes. PMID:26230785

  3. Characterization of Molecular Breakup by Very Intense Femtosecond XUV Laser Pulses

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    Yue, Lun; Madsen, Lars Bojer

    2015-07-01

    We study the breakup of H2 + exposed to superintense, femtosecond laser pulses with frequencies greater than that corresponding to the ionization potential. By solving the time-dependent Schrdinger equation in an extensive field parameter range, it is revealed that highly nonresonant dissociation channels can dominate over ionization. By considering field-dressed Born-Oppenheimer potential energy curves in the reference frame following a free electron in the field, we propose a simple physical model that characterizes this dissociation mechanism. The model is used to predict control of vibrational excitation, magnitude of the dissociation yields, and nuclear kinetic energy release spectra. Finally, the joint energy spectrum for the ionization process illustrates the energy sharing between the electron and the nuclei and the correlation between ionization and dissociation processes.

  4. The Breakup of Temperature Inversions In Steep Valleys

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    Colette, A.; Street, R.

    The purpose of this research is to model and provide a better understanding of tem- perature inversions breakup in steep valleys. The Advanced Regional Prediction Sys- tem (ARPS), a three-dimensional, compressible, and non-hydrostatic modeling tool developed by the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms at the University of Oklahoma was used. Many field studies indicate that the evolution of the convective and inversion layers are strongly dependant on the surrounding topography. In relatively open valleys, the convective boundary layer usually grows from the bottom of the valley while in steeper cases, the upslope morning winds affects the dynamic of the mixing layer resulting in the destruction of the inversion from its bottom and its top (see Whiteman 1980). ARPS allows one to perform accurate simulation of such situations. First, written in terrain following coordinates, it handles steep topographies; then its extensive radi- ation and surface flux packages provide a good treatment of land related processes. Moreover, ARPS accounts for the incidence angle of sunrays, differencing the ex- posed and non-exposed mountain slopes. However, it neglects the topographic shade which can delay the sunrise of a hour or more in steep valleys. A new subroutine described by Colette etal. 2002 is thus used to compute the projected shade on the surrounding topography. Simulations of temperature inversion breakup for various two-dimensional valleys are presented. The time scale of evolution of the mixing layer is in good agreement with field studies and, as expected, the convective boundary layer shows an asymmetry between east and west facing slopes. The different patterns of inversion breakup doc- umented by Whiteman are also reproduced. These simulations of idealized cases give a better understanding of inversion breakup in steep valleys. Our code is now being applied to a real case: the study of a peculiar wind, la Ora del Garda, caused by the interaction between a lake breeze and a valley wind in the Garda Valley (Northern Italy). Preliminary simulations will be presented. The support of AC by TotalFinaElf and RS by the Physical Meteorology Program of NSF and the VTMX Program of DoE is appreciated.

  5. Core excitation effects in the breakup of halo nuclei

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    Moro, A. M.; Diego, R. de; Lay, J. A.; Crespo, R.; Johnson, R. C.; Arias, J. M.; Gomez-Camacho, J.

    2012-10-20

    The role of core excitation in the structure and dynamics of two-body halo nuclei is investigated. We present calculations for the resonant breakup of {sup 11}Be on protons at an incident energy of 63.7 MeV/nucleon, where core excitation effects were shown to be important. To describe the reaction, we use a recently developed extension of the DWBA formalism which incorporates these core excitation effects within the no-recoil approximation. The validity of the no-recoil approximation is also examined by comparing with DWBA calculations which take into account core recoil. In addition, calculations with two different continuum representations are presented and compared.

  6. Radial electron-beam-breakup transit-time oscillator

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    Kwan, Thomas J. T. (Los Alamos, NM); Mostrom, Michael A. (Albuquerque, NM)

    1998-01-01

    A radial electron-beam-breakup transit-time oscillator (RBTO) provides a compact high power microwave generator. The RBTO includes a coaxial vacuum transmission line having an outer conductor and an inner conductor. The inner conductor defines an annular cavity with dimensions effective to support an electromagnetic field in a TEM.sub.00m mode. A radial field emission cathode is formed on the outer conductor for providing an electron beam directed toward the annular cavity electrode. Microwave energy is then extracted from the annular cavity electrode.

  7. Multifragment emission and the experimental characterization of breakup reactions

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    Martinez Heimann, D.; Pacheco, A. J.; Arazi, A.; Fernandez Niello, J. O.; Figueira, J. M.; Negri, A.; Capurro, O. A.; Carnelli, P.; Cardona, M. A.; Barbara, E. de; Fimiani, L.; Hojman, D. L.; Marti, G. V.

    2010-08-04

    The production of three or more particles in nuclear reactions is discussed in terms of physically meaningful variables for the description of the asymptotic exit-channel configuration. The emphasis is placed in a direct comparison between these basic variables obtained in a purely experimental way and the corresponding results of generic model calculations. Applications of this approach to a few examples of recent inclusive and exclusive measurements of breakup reactions in the {sup 6,7}Li+{sup 144}Sm systems are presented.

  8. Bubble breakup in two-dimensional Stokes flow

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    Tanveer, S.; Vasconcelos, G.L. )

    1994-11-21

    A new class of exact solutions is reported for an evolving bubble in a two-dimensional slow viscous flow. It is observed that for an expanding bubble the interface grows smoother with time, whereas the contracting-bubble solutions display a tendency to form sharp corners ( near cusps'') for small values of surface tension. In the latter case, we also obtain analytic solutions that describe bubble breakup: For a large class of initial shapes, the interface will eventually develop a thin neck'' whose width goes to zero before the bubble is completely removed from the liquid.

  9. Rebound sex: Sexual motives and behaviors following a relationship breakup.

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    Barber, Lindsay L; Cooper, M Lynne

    2014-02-01

    The present study used a longitudinal, online diary method to examine trajectories of psychological recovery and sexual experience following a romantic relationship breakup among 170 undergraduate students. Consistent with popular beliefs about rebound and revenge sex, having sex to cope with distress and to get over or get back at the ex-partner were elevated immediately following the breakup and then declined over time, as did the probability of having sex with a new partner. Also consistent with popular lore, those who were "dumped" by their partners were more distressed and angry and more likely to have sex to cope and to get back at or get over their ex-partner. Finally, individuals who reported having sex to cope with negative feelings or to get over their ex-partner at the beginning of the study were more likely to have sex with a stranger and to continue having sex with new partners over time. Results were discussed in terms of widely held but largely untested beliefs about rebound and revenge sex. PMID:24356947

  10. Plethora of transitions during breakup of liquid filaments

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    Castrejón-Pita, José Rafael; Castrejón-Pita, Alfonso Arturo; Thete, Sumeet Suresh; Sambath, Krishnaraj; Hutchings, Ian M.; Hinch, John; Lister, John R.; Basaran, Osman A.

    2015-01-01

    Thinning and breakup of liquid filaments are central to dripping of leaky faucets, inkjet drop formation, and raindrop fragmentation. As the filament radius decreases, curvature and capillary pressure, both inversely proportional to radius, increase and fluid is expelled with increasing velocity from the neck. As the neck radius vanishes, the governing equations become singular and the filament breaks. In slightly viscous liquids, thinning initially occurs in an inertial regime where inertial and capillary forces balance. By contrast, in highly viscous liquids, initial thinning occurs in a viscous regime where viscous and capillary forces balance. As the filament thins, viscous forces in the former case and inertial forces in the latter become important, and theory shows that the filament approaches breakup in the final inertial–viscous regime where all three forces balance. However, previous simulations and experiments reveal that transition from an initial to the final regime either occurs at a value of filament radius well below that predicted by theory or is not observed. Here, we perform new simulations and experiments, and show that a thinning filament unexpectedly passes through a number of intermediate transient regimes, thereby delaying onset of the inertial–viscous regime. The new findings have practical implications regarding formation of undesirable satellite droplets and also raise the question as to whether similar dynamical transitions arise in other free-surface flows such as coalescence that also exhibit singularities. PMID:25825761

  11. Variational principles for breakup amplitudes: Three charged clusters

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    Rosenberg, Leonard

    2007-03-15

    Variational principles for three-body reaction amplitudes are derived which allow for colliding systems that are charged and composite and are applicable for energies lying below the threshold for breakup into four subsystems. The starting point of the analysis is a formulation of the collision dynamics based on coupled integral equations of the Faddeev type that are applicable in the presence of long-range Coulomb interactions. A variational identity (which becomes a variational approximation with the introduction of trial functions) for the amplitude for the breakup of a bound pair by a third particle is derived within the integral equation formulation. The expression is then converted to a differential form of the Kohn type involving wave functions in configuration space. Knowledge of the asymptotic form of the wave function representing the time-reversed final state, in which three unbound particles are incident, is not required in performing this derivation. The variational principle is enhanced by the existence of a subsidiary minimum principle satisfied by that component of the wave function describing virtual excitations of one or more of the three clusters that make up the scattering system.

  12. Distribution of living Cupressaceae reflects the breakup of Pangea

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    Mao, Kangshan; Milne, Richard I.; Zhang, Libing; Peng, Yanling; Liu, Jianquan; Thomas, Philip; Mill, Robert R.; S. Renner, Susanne

    2012-01-01

    Most extant genus-level radiations in gymnosperms are of Oligocene age or younger, reflecting widespread extinction during climate cooling at the Oligocene/Miocene boundary [∼23 million years ago (Ma)]. Recent biogeographic studies have revealed many instances of long-distance dispersal in gymnosperms as well as in angiosperms. Acting together, extinction and long-distance dispersal are likely to erase historical biogeographic signals. Notwithstanding this problem, we show that phylogenetic relationships in the gymnosperm family Cupressaceae (162 species, 32 genera) exhibit patterns expected from the Jurassic/Cretaceous breakup of Pangea. A phylogeny was generated for 122 representatives covering all genera, using up to 10,000 nucleotides of plastid, mitochondrial, and nuclear sequence per species. Relying on 16 fossil calibration points and three molecular dating methods, we show that Cupressaceae originated during the Triassic, when Pangea was intact. Vicariance between the two subfamilies, the Laurasian Cupressoideae and the Gondwanan Callitroideae, occurred around 153 Ma (124–183 Ma), when Gondwana and Laurasia were separating. Three further intercontinental disjunctions involving the Northern and Southern Hemisphere are coincidental with or immediately followed the breakup of Pangea. PMID:22550176

  13. Beam-breakup calculations for the DARHT accelerator

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    Allison, P.; Burns, M.J. ); Caporaso, G.J.; Cole, A.G. )

    1991-01-01

    We have modeled an induction linac that will accelerate a 4-MeV, 3-kA beam of electrons to 16- to 20-MeV in 64 gaps. To suppress beam- breakup (BBU) instabilities induced by excitation of rf deflecting modes, the growth factor {Gamma} must be kept sufficiently small (e.g. < 3). On prototype DARHT cavities, rf measurements have shown that the normally degenerate TM modes are split in frequency by the asymmetry that the two pulsed-power drive rods present to the cavity. If half the cavities had vertical and half had horizontal drive-rod orientations, the effective number of gaps would be reduced by half if there were no coupling between the modes by the solenoidal focusing and if the split modes had no overlap. The LLNL code BREAKUP was used to study BBU growth for drive rod alternation patterns of blocks of 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32, or 64 (no alternation) for both constant and alternating polarity solenoids. For alternating polarities the optimum alternation pattern is 2 or 4, whereas for constant polarities BBU is approximately independent of pattern. 9 refs., 5 figs. 2 tabs.

  14. Distribution of living Cupressaceae reflects the breakup of Pangea.

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    Mao, Kangshan; Milne, Richard I; Zhang, Libing; Peng, Yanling; Liu, Jianquan; Thomas, Philip; Mill, Robert R; Renner, Susanne S

    2012-05-15

    Most extant genus-level radiations in gymnosperms are of Oligocene age or younger, reflecting widespread extinction during climate cooling at the Oligocene/Miocene boundary [?23 million years ago (Ma)]. Recent biogeographic studies have revealed many instances of long-distance dispersal in gymnosperms as well as in angiosperms. Acting together, extinction and long-distance dispersal are likely to erase historical biogeographic signals. Notwithstanding this problem, we show that phylogenetic relationships in the gymnosperm family Cupressaceae (162 species, 32 genera) exhibit patterns expected from the Jurassic/Cretaceous breakup of Pangea. A phylogeny was generated for 122 representatives covering all genera, using up to 10,000 nucleotides of plastid, mitochondrial, and nuclear sequence per species. Relying on 16 fossil calibration points and three molecular dating methods, we show that Cupressaceae originated during the Triassic, when Pangea was intact. Vicariance between the two subfamilies, the Laurasian Cupressoideae and the Gondwanan Callitroideae, occurred around 153 Ma (124-183 Ma), when Gondwana and Laurasia were separating. Three further intercontinental disjunctions involving the Northern and Southern Hemisphere are coincidental with or immediately followed the breakup of Pangea. PMID:22550176

  15. Measurement of inelastic cross sections in relativistic deuteron-on-lead reactions

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    Zamani, M.; Stoulos, S.; Fragopoulou, M.; Krivopustov, M.

    2010-10-15

    The inelastic cross section of deuterons hitting a lead target has been determined by the beam attenuation technique. A spallation neutron source based on a lead target was irradiated with 1.6- and 2.5-GeV deuterons. Solid-state nuclear track detectors as well as the activation method were used to obtain the neutron and proton distribution along the surface of the source. The attenuation coefficient was estimated by fitting the experimental data and taking into account the buildup effect and the beam attenuation. Using the attenuation coefficient, the interaction length and then the inelastic cross section of deuterons on lead reaction were determined.

  16. High Energy Measurement of the Deuteron Photodisintegration Differential Cross Section

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    Elaine Schulte

    2002-05-01

    New measurements of the high energy deuteron photodisintegration differential cross section were made at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia. Two experiments were performed. Experiment E96-003 was performed in experimental Hall C. The measurements were designed to extend the highest energy differential cross section values to 5.5 GeV incident photon energy at forward angles. This builds upon previous high energy measurements in which scaling consistent with the pQCD constituent counting rules was observed at 90 degrees and 70 degrees in the center of mass. From the new measurements, a threshold for the onset of constituent counting rule scaling seems present at transverse momentum approximately 1.3 GeV/c. The second experiment, E99-008, was performed in experimental Hall A. The measurements were designed to explore the angular distribution of the differential cross section at constant energy. The measurements were made symmetric about 90 degrees

  17. Covariant spectator theory of np scattering: Deuteron quadrupole moment

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    Gross, Franz

    2015-01-26

    The deuteron quadrupole moment is calculated using two CST model wave functions obtained from the 2007 high precision fits to np scattering data. Included in the calculation are a new class of isoscalar np interaction currents automatically generated by the nuclear force model used in these fits. The prediction for model WJC-1, with larger relativistic P-state components, is 2.5% smaller that the experiential result, in common with the inability of models prior to 2014 to predict this important quantity. However, model WJC-2, with very small P-state components, gives agreement to better than 1%, similar to the results obtained recently from XEFT predictions to order N3LO.

  18. Covariant spectator theory of np scattering: Deuteron quadrupole moment

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    Gross, Franz

    2015-01-26

    The deuteron quadrupole moment is calculated using two CST model wave functions obtained from the 2007 high precision fits to np scattering data. Included in the calculation are a new class of isoscalar np interaction currents automatically generated by the nuclear force model used in these fits. The prediction for model WJC-1, with larger relativistic P-state components, is 2.5% smaller that the experiential result, in common with the inability of models prior to 2014 to predict this important quantity. However, model WJC-2, with very small P-state components, gives agreement to better than 1%, similar to the results obtained recently frommore »XEFT predictions to order N3LO.« less

  19. Isoscalar response of 68Ni to ? -particle and deuteron probes

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    Vandebrouck, M.; Gibelin, J.; Khan, E.; Achouri, N. L.; Baba, H.; Beaumel, D.; Blumenfeld, Y.; Caamao, M.; Cceres, L.; Col, G.; Delaunay, F.; Fernandez-Dominguez, B.; Garg, U.; Grinyer, G. F.; Harakeh, M. N.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.; Keeley, N.; Mittig, W.; Pancin, J.; Raabe, R.; Roger, T.; Roussel-Chomaz, P.; Savajols, H.; Sorlin, O.; Stodel, C.; Suzuki, D.; Thomas, J. C.

    2015-08-01

    Isoscalar giant resonances have been measured in the unstable 68Ni nucleus using inelastic alpha and deuteron scattering at 50 A MeV in inverse kinematics with the active target MAYA at GANIL. Using alpha scattering, the extracted isoscalar giant monopole resonance (ISGMR) centroid was determined to be 21.1 1.9 MeV and the isoscalar giant quadrupole resonance (ISGQR) to be 15.9 1.3 MeV. Indications for soft isoscalar monopole and dipole modes are provided. Results obtained with both (? ,?' ) and (d ,d' ) probes are compatible. The evolution of isoscalar giant resonances along the Ni isotopic chain from 56Ni to 68Ni is discussed.

  20. Operator evolution via the similarity renormalization group: The deuteron

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    Anderson, E. R.; Furnstahl, R. J.; Perry, R. J.; Bogner, S. K.

    2010-11-15

    Similarity renormalization group (SRG) flow equations can be used to unitarily soften nuclear Hamiltonians by decoupling high-energy intermediate-state contributions to low-energy observables while maintaining the natural hierarchy of many-body forces. Analogous flow equations can be used to consistently evolve operators so that observables are unchanged if no approximations are made. The question in practice is whether the advantages of a softer Hamiltonian and less-correlated wave functions might be offset by complications in approximating and applying other operators. Here we examine the properties of SRG-evolved operators, focusing in this article on applications to the deuteron but leading toward methods for few-body systems. We find the advantageous features generally carry over to other operators with additional simplifications in some cases from factorization of the unitary transformation operator.

  1. Externally induced beta decay of the deuteron and other nuclei

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    Driscoll, R.B.

    1995-06-01

    In a recent paper Santilli has suggested the possible stimulated decay of neutrons of stable or unstable nuclei by electromagnetic quanta with certain characteristic frequencies of the electron. Independently, this author has studied the possible induced (stimulated) decay of the neutron by the same or lower characteristic electromagnetic frequencies. This possibility is applied to the study of externally induced beta decay of the deuteron which is endothermic and arguable vanishingly rare but models neutron-proton pairs in exothermic beta decays of heavier nuclei. A possible laboratory source of the inducing frequencies is identified. Since the neutron releases energy in its beta decay, confirmation of either or both of these predictions would prove the existence of an exploitable source of sub-nuclear energy. 15 refs.

  2. Deuteron distribution in nuclei and the Levinger's factor

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    Benhar, O.; Fabrocini, A.; Fantoni, S.; Illarionov, A. Yu.; Lykasov, G. I.

    2003-01-01

    We compute the distribution of quasideuterons in doubly closed shell nuclei. The ground states of 16O and 40Ca are described in ls coupling using a realistic Hamiltonian including the Argonne v'8 and the Urbana IX models of two- and three-nucleon potentials, respectively. The nuclear wave function contains central and tensor correlations, and correlated basis functions theory is used to evaluate the distribution of neutron-proton pairs, having the deuteron quantum numbers, as a function of their total momentum. By computing the number of deuteronlike pairs we are able to extract Levingers factor and compare to both the available experimental data and the predictions of the local density approximation, based on nuclear matter estimates. The agreement with the experiments is excellent, whereas the local density approximation is shown to sizably overestimate Levingers factor in the region of the medium nuclei.

  3. An investigation of soft launch and instability breakup with a two-stage light gas gun

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    Grady, D.E.; Moody, R.L.

    1988-05-01

    Exploratory research has been performed in the use of a two-stage light gas gun facility to investigate the soft acceleration and breakup physics of rapidly launched thin plates. A flash radiograph system was joined with the gun facility to provide the principal diagnostic. In the study, radiographs of thin-plate acceleration and breakup were obtained.

  4. The Davie Ridge: a Marginal Transform Ridge not Formed During Continental Breakup

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    Phethean, J. J. J.; Van Hunen, J.; McCaffrey, K. J. W.; Davies, R. J.

    2014-12-01

    The breakup of Gondwana translated Madagascar southwards relative to Africa along the Davie Fracture Zone (DFZ). This fracture zone now forms the Transform Passive Continental Margin (TPCM) from Kenya to Mozambique. The Davie Ridge (DR), a transform marginal ridge, has formed along the DFZ between 5 and 2S and 22 and 11S, but with little expression in-between. It has been proposed that this marginal ridge was formed by the thermal effects of a passing Mid Ocean Ridge (MOR) during the separation of Gondwana. Plate kinematic reconstructions, however, constrained by ocean magnetic anomalies, show that the MOR only passed between the north and south expressions of the DR. Therefore the positive linear gravity anomalies of the DR cannot be attributed to the effects of a passing MOR, and some other mechanism must be found to explain their formation. Interpretation of seismic reflection profiles along the DR shows that the gravity highs occur adjacent to large basin structures. In the north this correlates with a basin-bounding basement high of ~Albian age, and in the south with the rift flank uplifts of the currently active Quirimbas graben. This suggests that the northern and southern DR segments are instead shoulder uplifts resulting from two separate extensional episodes during different stress regimes. These are the Cretaceous NE-SW extension during the breakup of the south Atlantic, and the E-W extension of the Neogene-recent Afar-East Africa rift system, respectfully. The lack of deformation and DR formation along the region of the TPCM passed by the MOR suggests it has been coupled by thermal effects and/or the injection of magma.

  5. Effect of the breakup context on unwanted pursuit behavior perpetration between former partners.

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    De Smet, Olivia; Buysse, Ann; Brondeel, Ruben

    2011-07-01

    Former partners comprise the most important subgroup of stalkers. However, contextual factors related to the breakup are hardly examined to explain ex-partner pursuit. In a community sample of 194 separated persons, about one-fifth perpetrated at least one unwanted pursuit behavior in the past 2 weeks. Being female, lowly educated, and socially undesirable raised the number of perpetrated behaviors. Beyond these effects, the number of behaviors increased when the cause of the break was attributed to the ex-partner or external factors and when the ex was appraised as the breakup initiator. Breakup reasons, the ex-partner's lack in meeting family obligations and own infidelity, also related to pursuit behaviors albeit inferior to subjective attributions and appraisals of initiation. Finally, participants who felt more anxious or lonely negative showed more behaviors. The results enlighten that the breakup context gains further attention. Clinical treatment might benefit from fostering cognitive reconstructions and breakup adjustment. PMID:21470223

  6. Fragment angular correlation in the breakup of 16O ions at 95 MeV/A

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    Tatischeff, V.; Kiener, J.; Aguer, P.; Bogaert, G.; Coc, A.; Disdier, D.; Ichihara, T.; Kraus, L.; Lefebvre, A.; Linck, I.; Mittig, W.; Motobayashi, T.; de Oliveira Santos, F.; Roussel-Chomaz, P.; Stephan, C.; Thibaud, J. P.

    1998-04-01

    Fragment angular correlations in projectile breakup reactions are very sensitive to interference between different multipolarities entering in the excitation-dissociation process of the projectile. In particular, it was proposed to disentangle L=1 and L=2 contributions in direct breakup reactions of 16O with low relative energy between the α and 12C fragment, which are of astrophysical interest. We studied the experimental aspects of extracting those angular correlations in extreme kinematical conditions usually encountered in breakup experiments of astrophysical interest. The breakup of 95 MeV/A 16O projectiles induced by a 208Pb target was measured using the high-resolution spectrometer SPEG at Ganil for the coincident detection of the fragments. Sequential breakup via the 12.53 MeV level of 16O is analyzed in this framework and it favors an one-step M2 excitation of this level.

  7. Rifting and breakup in the South China Sea

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    Franke, Dieter; Savva, Dimitri; Pubellier, Manuel; Steuer, Stephan; Mouly, Benoit; Auxietre, Jean-Luc; Meresse, Florian; Chamot-Rooke, Nicolas

    2014-05-01

    The magma-poor or intermediate magmatic South China Sea is a natural laboratory for studying rifting and breakup. The basin shows an irregular triangular shape with a SW pointing apex, which manifests a preceding propagating rift. The earliest phase of rifting started in the Early Paleocene when a Mesozoic convergent margin changed to extension. After about 30 Million years of rifting, breakup in the major eastern subbasin of the SCS occurred in the Early Oligocene but rifting continued and subsequent breakup of the southwest subbasin took place in the Late Oligocene. The wide Early Cenozoic South China Sea rift preserves the initial rift architecture at the distal margins. Seismic reflection data imaging conjugate crustal sections at the South China Sea margins result in a conceptual model for rift-evolution at conjugate magma-poor margins in time and space. Most distinct are regular undulations in the crust-mantle boundary. Individual rift basins are bounded to crustal blocks by listric normal faults on either side. Moho uplifts are distinct beneath major rift basins, while the Moho is downbended beneath crustal blocks, with a wavelength of undulations in the crust-mantle boundary that approximately equals the thickness of the continental crust. Most of the basin-bounding faults sole out within the middle crust. At the distal margins, detachment faults are located at a mid-crustal level where a weak zone decouples crust and mantle lithosphere during rifting. The lower crust in contrast is interpreted as being strong. Only in the region within about 50 km from the continent-ocean transition (COT) we suggest that normal faults reach the mantle, enabling potentially a coupling between the crust and the mantle. Here, at the proximal margins detachment fault dip either seaward or landward. This may indicate the presence of exhumed mantle bordering the continental margins. Post-rift shallow-water platform carbonates indicate a delay in subsidence during rifting in the South China Sea. We propose that this is an inherent process in highly-extended continental margins and a common origin may be the influx of warm asthenospheric material into initially cool sub-lithospheric mantle. On a crustal-scale largely symmetric process predominate in the initial rifting stage. At the future COT either of the rift basin bounding faults subsequently penetrates the entire crust, resulting in asymmetry at this location. However, asymmetric deformation which is controlled by large scale detachment faulting is confined to narrow areas and does not result in a margin-wide simple-shear model. Rather considerable along-margin variations are suggested resulting in alternating "upper and lower plate" margins.

  8. Spectroscopic information of 6Li from elastic scattering of deuterons, 3He and 4He by 6Li

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    Amar, A.

    2014-07-01

    The elastic scattering of deuterons, 3He and 4He on 6Li at different incident energies have been analyzed in the framework of the optical model (OM) using ECIS88 as well as SPI GENOA codes. The optical potential parameters were extracted in the phenomenological treatment. A good agreement between theoretical and experimental differential cross-sections was obtained in whole angular range. Parameters for real part of potential have been also calculated microscopically with double-folding model for the d, 3He and 4He scattering, respectively, using DFPOT code. The elastic transfer mechanism has been studied by coupled reaction channel (CRC) method using FRESCO code. Spectroscopic amplitudes of 6Li ? t + 3He and 6Li ? ? + d configurations have been extracted from d, 3He and 4He scattering on 6Li at wide energy range. A comparison between spectroscopic amplitudes obtained from deuteron and ? elastically scattering from 6Li has been made. The extracted spectroscopic amplitudes of 6Li ? 4He + d(SF = SA2) from 6Li(d, 6Li)d and 6Li(?, 6Li)? are not the same as expected theoretically.

  9. Derivation of breakup probabilities of weakly bound nuclei from experimental elastic and quasi-elastic scattering angular distributions

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    Sargsyan, V. V.; Adamian, G. G.; Antonenko, N. V.; Diaz-Torres, A.; Gomes, P. R. S.; Lenske, H.

    2015-11-01

    We present a simple method to derive breakup probabilities of weakly bound nuclei by measuring only elastic (or quasi-elastic) scattering for the system under investigation and a similar tightly bound system. When transfer followed by breakup is an important process, one can derive only the sum of breakup and transfer probabilities.

  10. Evaluating a Contribution of the Knock-on Deuterons to the Neutron Yield in the Experiments with Weakly Collisional Plasma Jets (Part 2)

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    Ryutov, D. D.

    2015-12-08

    Part 1 of this note considered the kinematics of large-angle scattering (LAS) of the deuterons on the counter-streaming carbon ions, with both flows having the same velocity V. Due to a large mass ratio mC/mD, the backscattered deuterons have high velocity of up to (24/7)V. This significantly increases the cross-section for the neutron production in the collisions between the back-scattered and incoming deuterons and may provide significant contribution to the total neutron yield, despite the smallness of a large-angle Coulomb cross-section. This effect becomes particularly important when only one of the colliding streams is made of CD, whereas the other stream is made of CH. Part 1 evaluated the neutron yield produced by this mechanism and have found that its relative role increases for higher plasma densities and lower velocities. Part 2 discusses signatures of this effect which can be used to identify it experimentally and also discusses in some more detail its spatio-temporal characteristics. It goes without saying that a complete quantitative assessment should be based on numerical simulations accounting for the large-angle scattering.

  11. Determination of the Azimuthal Asymmetry of Deuteron Photodisintegration in the Energy Region E{sub {gamma}} = 1.1 - 2.3 GeV

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    Zachariou, Nicholas

    2012-05-20

    Deuteron photodisintegration is a benchmark process for the investigation of the role of quarks and gluons in nuclei. Existing theoretical models of this process describe the available cross sections with the same degree of success. Therefore, spin-dependent observables are crucial for a better understanding of the underlying dynamical mechanisms. However, data on the induced polarization (P{sub y}), along with the polarization transfers (C{sub x'} and C{sub z'} ), have been shown to be insensitive to differences between theoretical models. On the other hand, the beam-spin asymmetry {Sigma} is predicted to have a large sensitivity and is expected to help in identifying the energy at which the transition from the hadronic to the quark-gluon picture of the deuteron takes place. Here, the work done to determine the experimental values of the beam-spin asymmetry in deuteron photodisintegration for photon energies between 1.1 – 2.3 GeV is presented. The data were taken with the CLAS at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility during the g13 experiment. Photons with linear polarization of ~80% were produced using the coherent bremsstrahlung facility in Hall B. The work done by the author to calibrate a specific detector system, select deuteron photodisintegration events, study the degree of photon polarization, and finally determine the azimuthal asymmetry and any systematic uncertainties associate with it, is comprehensively explained. This work shows that the collected data provide the kinematic coverage and statistics to test the available QCD-based models. The results of this study show that the available theoretical models in their current state do not adequately predict the azimuthal asymmetry in the energy region 1.1 – 2.3 GeV.

  12. Break-up fragment topology in statistical multifragmentation models

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    Raduta, Ad. R.

    2009-07-15

    Break-up fragmentation patterns together with kinetic and configurational energy fluctuations are investigated in the framework of a microcanonical model with fragment degrees of freedom over a broad excitation energy range. As long as fragment partitioning is approximately preserved, energy fluctuations are found to be rather insensitive to both the way in which the freeze-out volume is constrained and the trajectory followed by the system in the excitation-energy-freeze-out volume space. Due to hard-core repulsion, the freeze-out volume is found to be populated nonuniformly, its highly depleted core giving the source a bubble-like structure. The most probable localization of the largest fragments in the freeze-out volume may be inferred experimentally from their kinematic properties, largely dictated by Coulomb repulsion.

  13. Pinchoff Structures resulting from Capillary-driven Breakup

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    Steen, P. H.; Chen, Y.-J.

    1997-11-01

    Understanding the way in which a connected volume of fluid becomes disconnected under the action of surface tension is of practical and scientific value. By its very nature, many decades of length scales are probed when a fluid body splits into two or more pieces. The relevance or not of these scales to observed structures depends on the active capillary length scale. A framework for predicting pinchoff structures based on the limiting case of inviscid breakup is presented. The length scale at which the competition between growth of axial and radial curvatures is cut off is key to predicting such structures. This framework is illustrated through the variety of structures observed in the collapse of soap-film bridges.

  14. Space debris characterization in support of a satellite breakup model

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    Fortson, Bryan H.; Winter, James E.; Allahdadi, Firooz A.

    1992-01-01

    The Space Kinetic Impact and Debris Branch began an ambitious program to construct a fully analytical model of the breakup of a satellite under hypervelocity impact. In order to provide empirical data with which to substantiate the model, debris from hypervelocity experiments conducted in a controlled laboratory environment were characterized to provide information of its mass, velocity, and ballistic coefficient distributions. Data on the debris were collected in one master data file, and a simple FORTRAN program allows users to describe the debris from any subset of these experiments that may be of interest to them. A statistical analysis was performed, allowing users to determine the precision of the velocity measurements for the data. Attempts are being made to include and correlate other laboratory data, as well as those data obtained from the explosion or collision of spacecraft in low earth orbit.

  15. Airfoil large eddy breakup devices for turbulent drag reduction

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    Anders, J. B.

    1986-01-01

    It was determined from the present LaRC experiments that tandem, airfoil-shaped large eddy breakup (LEBU) devices can reduce local skin friction as much as 30 percent with a recovery region extending more than 100 boundary layer thicknesses downstream. These airfoils experience near laminar skin friction device drag and produce net drag reductions of up to 7 percent. In contrast to the thin plates used in previous experiments, these airfoils are more than 1000 time stiffer and hence have the potential to withstand the real flight environment (dynamic pressure 36 times larger than in low-speed wing tunnels). In addition, the higher Reynolds numbers of the present tests indicate drag reduction performance is at least as good (or better) as at lower Reynolds numbers.

  16. Inadvertent Earth Reentry Breakup Analysis for the New Horizons Mission

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    Ling, Lisa M.; Salama, Ahmed; Ivanov, Mark; McRonald, Angus

    2007-01-01

    The New Horizons (NH) spacecraft was launched in January 2006 aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle, in a mission to explore Pluto, its moons, and other bodies in the Kuiper Belt. The NH spacecraft is powered by a Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) which encases multiple General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS) modules. Thus, a pre-launch vehicle breakup analysis for an inadvertent atmospheric reentry in the event of a launch failure was required to assess aerospace nuclear safety and for launch contingency planning. This paper addresses potential accidental Earth reentries analyzed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) which may arise during the ascent to parking orbit, resulting in a suborbital reentry, as well as a departure from parking orbit, resulting in an orbital reentry.

  17. Inversion Breakup in Small Rocky Mountain and Alpine Basins

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    Whiteman, Charles D.; Pospichal, Bernhard; Eisenbach, Stefan; Weihs, P.; Clements, Craig B.; Steinacker, Reinhold; Mursch-Radlgruber, Erich; Dorninger, Manfred

    2004-08-01

    Comparisons are made between the post-sunrise breakup of temperature inversions in two similar closed basins in quite different climate settings, one in the eastern Alps and one in the Rocky Mountains. The small, high-altitude, limestone sinkholes have both experienced extreme temperature minima below -50°C. On undisturbed clear nights, temperature inversions reach to 120 m heights in both sinkholes, but are much stronger in the drier Rocky Mountain basin (24K versus 13K). Inversion destruction takes place 2.6 to 3 hours after sunrise and is accomplished primarily by subsidence warming associated with the removal of air from the base of the inversion by the upslope flows that develop over the sidewalls. Differences in inversion strengths and post-sunrise heating rates are caused by differences in the surface energy budget, with drier soil and a higher sensible heat flux in the Rocky Mountain sinkhole.

  18. Gondwanan break-up: legacies of a lost world?

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    Upchurch, Paul

    2008-04-01

    Fierce debate surrounds the history of organisms in the southern hemisphere; did Gondwanan break-up produce ocean barriers that imposed distribution patterns on phylogenies (vicariance)? Or have organisms modified their distributions through trans-oceanic dispersal? Recent advances in biogeographical theory suggest that the current focus on vicariance versus dispersal is too narrow because it ignores 'geodispersal' (i.e. expansion of species into areas when geographical barriers disappear), extinction and sampling errors. Geodispersal produces multiple, conflicting vicariance patterns, and extinction and sampling errors destroy vicariance patterns. This perspective suggests that it is more difficult to detect vicariance than trans-oceanic dispersal and that specialized methods must be applied if an unbiased understanding of southern hemisphere biogeography is to be achieved. PMID:18276035

  19. Dynamical eikonal approximation in breakup reactions of {sup 11}Be

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    Goldstein, G.; Baye, D.

    2006-02-15

    The dynamical eikonal approximation is a quantal method unifying the semiclassical time-dependent and eikonal methods by taking into account interference effects. The principle of the calculation is described and expressions for different types of cross sections are established for two variants of the method, differing by a phase choice. The 'coherent' variant respects rotational symmetry around the beam axis and is therefore prefered. A good agreement is obtained with experimental differential and integrated cross sections for the elastic breakup of the {sup 11}Be halo nucleus on {sup 12}C and {sup 208}Pb near 70 MeV/nucleon, without any parameter adjustment. The dynamical approximation is compared with the traditional eikonal method. Differences are analyzed and the respective merits of both methods are discussed.

  20. Breakup of molten aluminum jets injected into water

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    Greene, G.A.; Finfrock, C.C.; Schwarz, C.E.; Hyder, M.L.

    1992-01-01

    A series of eighteen tests were performed to investigate the behavior of a molten jet of aluminum as it penetrates a deep pool of subcooled water. Jet penetration lengths required for breakup were found to agree with an existing model. Debris size and density were measured and are presented as a function of the jet diameter and water pool temperature. For those tests that exhibited the ability to spread across the steel baseplate under the water, the melt spreading behavior is compared to the existing melt spreading correlation. In the jet mode of melt-water contact, no explosive interactions were observed in these tests. Due to the nearly prototypical nature of these tests, it appears reasonable to conclude that gamma heating of non-fuel components during the DEGB-LOCA would, at worst, benignly melt some aluminum components in the reactor tank, resulting in large particles or debris formations which would remain in the tank and be coolable.

  1. Flow bursts, breakup arc, and substorm current wedge

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    Haerendel, Gerhard

    2015-04-01

    Energy liberated by the reconnection process in the near-Earth tail is transported via flow bursts toward the dipolar magnetosphere during substorms. The breakup arc is a manifestation of the arrival of the bursts under flow braking and energy deposition. Its structure and behavior is analyzed on the basis of five striking spatial, temporal, and energetic properties, qualitatively and in part also quantitatively. A key element is the formation of stop layers. They are thin layers, of the width of an ion gyro radius, in which the magnetic field makes a transition from tail to near-dipolar magnetosphere configurations and in which the kinetic energy of fast flows is converted into electromagnetic energy of kinetic Alfvn waves. The flows arise from the relaxation of the strong magnetic shear stresses in the leading part of the flow bursts. The bright narrow arcs of less than 10 km width inside the broad poleward expanding breakup arc, Alfvnic in nature and visually characterized by erratic short-lived rays, are seen as traces of the stop layers. The gaps between two narrow and highly structured arcs are filled with more diffuse emissions. They are attributed to the relaxation of the less strained magnetic field of the flow bursts. Eastward flows along the arcs are linked to the shrinking gaps between two successive arcs and the entry of auroral streamers into the dipolar magnetosphere in the midnight sector. Flow braking in the stop layers forms multiple pairs of narrow balanced currents and cannot be behind the formation of the substorm current wedge. Instead, its origin is attributed to the force exerted by the dipolarized magnetic field of the flow bursts on the high-beta plasma, after the high magnetic shears have relaxed and the fast flows and stop layer process have subsided, in other words, to the "dying flow bursts."

  2. On causal links between flood basalts and continental breakup

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    Courtillot, V.; Jaupart, C.; Manighetti, I.; Tapponnier, P.; Besse, J.

    1999-03-01

    Temporal coincidence between continental flood basalts and breakup has been noted for almost three decades. Eight major continental flood basalts have been produced over the last 300 Ma. The most recent, the Ethiopian traps, erupted in about 1 Myr at 30 Ma. Rifting in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, and possibly East African rift started at about the same time. A second trap-like episode occurred around 2 Ma and formation of true oceanic crust is due in the next few Myr. We find similar relationships for the 60 Ma Greenland traps and opening of the North Atlantic, 65 Ma Deccan traps and opening of the NW Indian Ocean, 132 Ma Parana traps and South Atlantic, 184 Ma Karoo traps and SW Indian Ocean, and 200 Ma Central Atlantic Margin flood basalts and opening of the Central Atlantic Ocean. The 250 Ma Siberian and 258 Ma Emeishan traps seem to correlate with major, if aborted, phases of rifting. Rifting asymmetry, apparent triple junctions and rift propagation (towards the flood basalt area) are common features that may, together with the relative timings of flood basalt, seaward dipping reflector and oceanic crust production, depend on a number of plume- and lithosphere- related factors. We propose a mixed scenario of `active/passive' rifting to account for these observations. In all cases, an active component (a plume and resulting flood basalt) is a pre-requisite for the breakup of a major oceanic basin. But rifting must be allowed by plate-boundary forces and is influenced by pre-existing heterogeneities in lithospheric structure. The best example is the Atlantic Ocean, whose large-scale geometry with three large basins was imposed by the impact points of three mantle plumes.

  3. Coulomb breakup of 37Mg and its ground state structure

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    Shubhchintak; Neelam; Chatterjee, R.; Shyam, R.; Tsushima, K.

    2015-07-01

    We calculate Coulomb breakup of the neutron rich nucleus 37Mg on a Pb target at the beam energy of 244MeV /nucleon within the framework of a finite range distorted wave Born approximation theory that is extended to include the effects of projectile deformation. In this theory, the breakup amplitude involves the full wave function of the projectile ground state. Calculations have been carried out for the total one-neutron removal cross section (?-1n), the neutron-core relative energy spectrum, the parallel momentum distribution of the core fragment, the valence neutron angular, and energy-angular distributions. The calculated ?-1n has been compared with the recently measured data to put constraints on the spin parity, and the one-neutron separation energy (Sn) of the 37Mg ground state (37Mggs). The dependence of ?-1n on the deformation of this state has also been investigated. While a spin parity assignment of 7 /2- for the 37Mggs is ruled out by our study, neither of the 3 /2- and 1 /2+ assignments can be clearly excluded. Using the spectroscopic factor of one for both the 3 /2- and 1 /2+ configurations and ignoring the projectile deformation effects, the Sn values of 0.35 0.06 MeV and 0.50 0.07 MeV, respectively, are extracted for the two configurations. However, the extracted Sn is strongly dependent on the spectroscopic factor and the deformation effects of the respective configuration. The narrow parallel momentum distribution of the core fragment and the strong forward peaking of the valence neutron angular distribution suggest a one-neutron halo configuration in either of the 2p3/2 and 2s1/2 configurations of the 37Mg ground state.

  4. Evidence of recent warming and El Nino-related variations in ice breakup of Wisconsin lakes

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    Anderson, W.L.; Robertson, D.M.; Magnuson, J.J.

    1996-01-01

    Ice breakup dates from 1968 to 1988 were examined for 20 Wisconsin lakes to determine whether consistent interannual and long-term changes exist. Each ice record had a trend toward earlier breakup dates, as demonstrated by a negative slope with time, indicating a recent warming trend. The average change in breakup dates was 0.82 d earlier per year for the lakes in southern Wisconsin, which was more extreme than that for the northern Wisconsin lakes (0.45 d yr-1). Interannual variation in breakup dates was related to the warm phase of El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) episodes. El Nino events occurred five times during this period (1965, 1972, 1976, 1982, and 1986). Average breakup dates were significantly earlier than average (5-14 d) during the mature phase of El Nino. This variability was affected by the location of the lake: El Nino-related variation was more evident for the southern lakes than the northern lakes. This difference was caused by the average date of breakup for the southern lakes being in late March directly following the period when air temperatures were strongly related to El Nino events, whereas the average dates of breakup of the northern lakes was in mid- to late April following a period when air temperatures were not significantly related to El Nino events. Overall, the interannual and long-term patterns across Wisconsin were relatively consistent, indicating that recent warming and El Nino- related variation are regional climatic responses.

  5. A consistent definition of the Arctic polar vortex breakup in both the lower and upper stratosphere

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    Choi, W.; Seo, J.

    2014-12-01

    Breakup of the polar vortex is a dominant feature of the seasonal transition from winter to summer in the stratosphere, which significantly affects stratospheric O3 concentration and tropospheric weather. Previously several criteria for the vortex breakup have been suggested based on the potential vorticity (PV) and wind speed, however, those mainly have focused on the lower stratospheric vortex of which spatiotemporal evolution and decay are more continuous than those of the upper stratospheric vortex. To find a consistent criterion for the vortex breakup in both the lower and upper stratosphere, the present study defined a polar vortex breakup day as when PV gradient at the polar vortex edge becomes lower than that at the subtropical edge on the area equivalent latitude based on PV. With applying the new definition to the UK Met Office reanalysis data, the breakup days of the Arctic polar vortices on 18 isentropic levels from 450 K to 1300 K were calculated for the period of 1993-2005. In comparison with CH4, N2O and O3 measured by the ILAS and POAM II/III satellite instruments, the breakup days are well consistent with changes in the distribution of such tracers as well as their zonal standard deviations associated with the vortex structure breaking and irreversible mixing. The vortex breakup in the upper stratosphere occurs more or less a month prior to that in the middle and lower stratosphere while the stratospheric final warming events occurs simultaneously in the upper and lower stratosphere.

  6. Constraining the role of magma before, during and after the break-up of continents using seismic reflection data

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    Magee, C.; Jackson, C. A. L.; Schofield, N.; Holford, S. P.

    2014-12-01

    The ability to visualize networks of igneous intrusions in 3D using seismic reflection data has revolutionized our understanding of how magma migrates and is emplaced during continental breakup. Numerous seismic-based studies have shown that: (i) sub-horizontal or saucer-shaped sill intrusions represent a major component of magmatic systems within sedimentary basins; (ii) these sills may be interconnected to form laterally extensive (>100's km2) sill-complexes; (iii) magma flow indicators can be mapped within the sills to reconstruct magma migration routes and source positions; (iv) space-making mechanisms (e.g., forced folds) can be identified, which provide constraints on intrusive style (e.g., brittle or non-brittle); and (v) cross-cutting and seismic-stratigraphic relationships between the sills and host rock can be used to constrain the age of igneous activity. We use a series of seismic data, primarily from the Rockall Basin, NE Atlantic and offshore Australia, to demonstrate how the observations described above can be synthesized to reconstruct the evolution of ancient magmatic systems located along continental volcanic rifted margins. Our results demonstrate that the architecture of such intrusive networks is significantly influenced by the pre-existing structure and lithology of the host rock. Importantly, relatively dating the intrusive and extrusive components of magmatic systems suggests igneous activity may occur more intermittently and over longer time periods than previously thought, potentially spanning entire break-up histories. Overall, seismic reflection data provide important insights into: (i) the role of magma before, during and after continental break-up; and (ii) the influence of crystallised intrusion networks on subsequent basin evolution and fluid flow processes.

  7. Aerodynamic effects in the break-up of liquid jets: on the first wind-induced break-up regime

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    Gordillo, J. M.; Prez-Saborid, M.

    2005-10-01

    We present both numerical and analytical results from a spatial stability analysis of the coupled gas liquid hydrodynamic equations governing the first wind-induced (FWI) liquid-jet break-up regime. Our study shows that an accurate evaluation of the growth rate of instabilities developing in a liquid jet discharging into a still gaseous atmosphere requires gas viscosity to be included in the stability equations even for low We_g, where We_g{=}rho_gU_l(2R_0/sigma) , and rho_g, U_l, R_0 and sigma are the gas density, the liquid injection velocity, the jet radius and the surface tension coefficient, respectively. The numerical results of the complete set of equations, in which the effect of viscosity in the gas perturbations is treated self-consistently for the first time, are in accordance with recently reported experimental growth rates. This permits us to conclude that the simple stability analysis presented here can be used to predict experimental results. Moreover, in order to throw light on the physical role played by the gas viscosity in the liquid-jet break-up process, we have considered the limiting case of very high Reynolds numbers and performed an asymptotic analysis which provides us with a parameter, alpha, that measures the relative importance of viscous effects in the gas perturbations. The criterion |alpha|{?} 1, with alpha computed a priori using only the much simpler inviscid stability results is a guide to assess the accuracy of a stability analysis in which viscous diffusion is neglected. We have also been able to explain the origin of the ad hoc constant 0.175 introduced by Sterling & Sleicher (J. Fluid Mech. vol. 68, 1975, p. 477) to correct the discrepancies between Weber's results (Z. Angew. Math. Mech. vol. 11, 1931, p. 136) and the experimental ones.

  8. Disintegration locations in 7Li→8Be transfer-triggered breakup at near-barrier energies

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    Simpson, E. C.; Cook, K. J.; Luong, D. H.; Kalkal, Sunil; Carter, I. P.; Dasgupta, M.; Hinde, D. J.; Williams, E.

    2016-02-01

    Background: At above-barrier energies, complete fusion cross sections in collisions of light weakly bound nuclei with heavy target nuclei are suppressed when compared to well-bound nuclei. Breakup of the projectilelike nucleus was proposed to be the cause. In addition to direct breakup, breakup following transfer was shown to be substantial. Purpose: We investigate breakup in reactions with 7Li, triggered by sub-barrier proton pickup to unbound states in 8Be, which subsequently separate into two α particles. Method: Measurements of sub-barrier disintegration of 7Li on a 58Ni target were made using the Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility at the Australian National University. Combining the experimental results with classical simulations of post-breakup acceleration, we study the sensitivity of α -α energy and angle correlations to the proximity of disintegration to the target (proton donor) nucleus. Results: The simulations indicate that disintegration as the colliding nuclei approach each other leads to large angular separations θ12 of the α fragments. The detectors allow for a maximum opening angle of θ12=132∘ , such that the present experiment is largely insensitive to breakup occurring when the collision partners approach each other. The data are consistent with disintegration of (a) the 0+8Be ground state far from the targetlike nucleus, and (b) the 2+8Be resonance near the targetlike nucleus when the 8Be is receding from the targetlike nucleus. Conclusions: The present results shed light on the near-target component of transfer-induced breakup reactions. The distribution of events with respect to the opening angle of the α particles, and the orientation of their relative velocity with respect to the velocity of their center of mass, gives insights into their proximity to the target at the moment of breakup. Further measurements with larger angular coverage and more complete simulations are required to fully understand the influence of breakup on fusion.

  9. Explanation of 3He and triton rates in the alpha breakup inclusive cross sections

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    Shyam, R.; Baur, G.; Budzanowski, A.; Bojowald, J.; Dabrowski, H.; Mayer-Böricke, C.; Oelert, W.; Riepe, G.; Rogge, M.; Turek, P.; Rösel, F.; Trautmann, D.

    1983-05-01

    (α, 3He) and (α, t) continuum inclusive spectra are measured on target nuclei ranging from 58Ni to 209Bi. Systematic differences in the absolute magnitudes of the 3He and triton spectra are found. To explain these differences the distorted-wave Born approximation calculations in the post form for inclusive breakup reactions are performed. It is shown that Coulomb effects are responsible for these differences. NUCLEAR REACTIONS (α, t), (α, 3He) breakup reactions: measured d2σd Ω dE; targets: 58Ni, 90Zr, 120Sn, 209Bi; post form DWBA breakup theory.

  10. From conjugate volcanic rifted margins to micro-continent formation: Double breakup development of the Norwegian-Greenland Sea

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    Gernigon, Laurent; Blischke, Anett; Nasuti, Aziz; Olesen, Odleiv; Sand, Morten; Sveinn Arnarson, Thorarinn

    2014-05-01

    We re-evaluate the structure and spreading evolution of the Norwegian-Greenland Sea and surrounding volcanic (rifted) margins based on new high-resolution aeromagnetic surveys. The new dataset combined with long-offset seismic and gravity data allow us to have a better understanding of the structure and evolution of the conjugate margin systems in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea from the rifting to the drifting stage. We particularly focus on the new JAS-12 aeromagnetic survey acquired between the Aegir Ridge and the Jan Mayen micro-continent, which was initially part of the Mre-Vring-Greenland rift system. Combined with the previous NB-07 and JAS-05 surveys, our final compilation fully covers the continent-ocean transition and the whole oceanic spreading system from the Mre margin to the conjugate Jan Mayen micro-continent with high quality, high-resolution and reliable magnetic data. The new dataset allowed a new, consistent and precise interpretation of the magnetic polarity chrons and oceanic fractures, providing the basis for more accurate rotation poles estimation, and better basin and crustal reconstructions between Norway, Greenland and the Jan Mayen micro-continent. This dataset allowed us to clarify the pre- and post-breakup configurations of the rift system and discuss the mechanisms involved during the onset of the two phases of breakup leading to the micro-continent formation. Our observations and models suggest that the pre-breakup rift system evolved through a significant Late Jurassic-Cretaceous thinning phase. This episode led to a significant thinning of the continental crust and an exhumation of pre-existing lower crust. However, we have not been able to identify and/or validate any clear domains of exhumed and denudated serpentinised mantle. The first Eocene breakup is mostly characterised by severe magmatism (sill, SDRS). Lithospheric/asthenospheric processes leading to rift localisation do not necessarily represent a continuum of lithospheric deformation with the precedent thinning system. Diking and disconnected lithospheric plumbing are proposed to explain the Eocene breakup. After the first phase of continental breakup, two major phases of spreading influenced the Norwegian-Greenland Sea. Phase I (from C24 to C21r, ~54 to 49 Ma) marks the earliest phase of spreading, probably initiated in the central and outer part of the Mre Basin. During this period, the formation of overlapping systems and pseudo-fault development, indirectly influenced by the proto-margin segmentation, suggests the presence of additional micro-plates in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea. We also observed a significant change in the oceanic spreading system in the late Early Eocene. Based on observations from the surrounding areas, this supports a major and distinct tectonic and magmatic event in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea at around C21r (49-47.9 Ma), the beginning of a second phase. During Phase II, from C21r-C12 or possibly younger (48-<32 Ma) of the Norway Basin development, spreading rates decreased, spreading direction changed leading to the formation of unexpected N-S oriented oceanic fracture zones. Phase II probably coincides with the climax of extension and possibly local spreading that is suspected in the southern part of the Jan Mayen micro-continent forming a complex area of oceanic, transitional and continental fragments before its complete dislocation from East Greenland in Latest Oligocene.

  11. MuSun - Muon Capture on the Deuteron

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    Kammel, Peter

    2012-03-01

    The MuSun experiment is a measurement of the rate for muon capture on the deuteron to 1.5% precision. This basic weak interaction process on a nucleus can be calculated and measured to a high degree of precision. Experimental improvements are due to a novel active target technique, while electro-weak observables in few-body systems can now be calculated within the framework of QCD based effective field theories (EFT). The experiment is designed to resolve the long-standing inconclusive experimental status and to determine an important, but poorly known low-energy constant, required in the EFT. This constant also enters the calculation of fundamental astrophysical reactions, like solar pp fusion and ?d scattering. The MuSun experiment will determine it to a precision 5 times greater than presently available from 2N observables. The experiment must be performed under conditions which lead to an unambiguous interpretation, independent of muonic atomic physics complications. A new high-density cryogenic time projection chamber filled with ultra-pure deuterium has been developed as a target and a first production run has been performed. Several upgrades are being prepared towards the collection of the full statistics.

  12. Early breakup of Gondwana: constraints from global plate motion models

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    Seton, Maria; Zahirovic, Sabin; Williams, Simon; Whittaker, Joanne; Gibbons, Ana; Muller, Dietmar; Brune, Sascha; Heine, Christian

    2015-04-01

    Supercontinent break-up and amalgamation is a fundamental Earth cycle, contributing to long-term sea-level fluctuations, species diversity and extinction events, long-term greenhouse-icehouse cycles and changes in the long-wavelength density structure of the mantle. The most recent and best-constrained example involves the fragmentation of Gondwana, starting with rifting between Africa/Madagascar and Antarctica in the Early Jurassic and ending with the separation of the Lord Howe microcontinental blocks east of Australia in the Late Cretaceous. Although the first order configuration of Gondwana within modern reconstructions appears similar to that first proposed by Wegener a century ago, recent studies utilising a wealth of new geophysical and geological data provide a much more detailed picture of relative plate motions both during rifting and subsequent seafloor spreading. We present our latest global plate motion model that includes extensive, new regional analyses. These include: South Atlantic rifting, which started at 150 Ma and propagated into cratonic Africa by 145 Ma (Heine et al., 2013); rifting and early seafloor spreading between Australia, India and Antarctica, which reconciles the fit between Broken Ridge-Kergulean Plateau and the eastern Tasman region (Whittaker et al., 2013); rifting of continental material from northeastern Gondwana and its accretion onto Eurasia and SE Asia including a new model of microcontinent formation and early seafloor spreading in the eastern Indian Ocean (Gibbons et al., 2012; 2013; in review; Williams et al., 2013; Zahirovic et al., 2014); and a new model for the isolation of Zealandia east of Australia, with rifting initiating at 100 Ma until the start of seafloor spreading in the Tasman Sea at ~85 Ma (Williams et al., in prep). Using these reconstructions within the open-source GPlates software, accompanied by a set of evolving plates and plate boundaries, we can explore the factors that govern the behavior of plate motions during supercontinent break-up and subsequent dispersal. For example, a global analysis of absolute plate velocities over the past 200 million years shows that plates dominated by continental material and bounded by transforms and mid-ocean ridge segments, as is characteristic of plates involved in Gondwana break-up, have average speeds of ~2.6-2.8 cm/yr RMS. In contrast, oceanic plates surrounded by subduction have average speeds of ~8.5 cm/yr RMS. An exception, however, is the rapid motion of India (~18 cm/yr RMS) in the Paleocene preceding its collision with Eurasia, which suggests that plates with continental and cratonic keels can exhibit short-lived (~10 Myr) accelerations resulting from a combination of plume head arrival effects and other complementary plate boundary forces (i.e., slab pull and ridge push). In another example, our reconstructions illustrate that a spectrum of rifting styles from orthogonal to oblique is present during rifting, rather than dominantly orthogonal as often assumed. Although our approach has so far been limited to one supercontinent cycle, these types of models can be extended to cover the entire Phanerozoic, capturing continental rifting and plate behavior over several supercontinent cycles.

  13. Breakup dynamics of Non-Newtonian droplets in microfluidic devices: From necking to Rupture

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    Boukany, Pouyan; Sachdev, Shaurya

    2015-03-01

    It has been shown that addition of small amounts of polymers to a Newtonian fluid can exhibit non-Newtonian behavior in extensional flows. For instance, polymeric fluids produce strong filament thinning called necking when subjected to extensional flows. Coiled polymeric chains are expected to be stretched in this exponential necking regime. These stretched long chains induce elastic stress that resist the capillary forces trying to break the filament apart. Still, the molecular picture behind filament thinning and rupture of polymeric threads in extensional flow conditions is unknown. In this work, we study breakup and filament thinning of micro-droplets containing polymeric suspensions by using micro-fluidic devices. To reveal the underlying mechanism of thinning and rupture of polymeric filament, conformation of DNA suspensions were visualized in different flow conditions. Experiments have been done on both dilute and concentrated polymeric solutions. These new results allow us to pinpoint the molecular mechanism behind filament thinning and flow instabilities in strong extensional flows of polymeric fluids.

  14. Curious Fluid Flows: From Complex Fluid Breakup to Helium Wetting

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    Huisman, Fawn Mitsu

    This work encompasses three projects; pinch-off dynamics in non-Newtonian fluids; helium wetting on alkali metals; and the investigation of quartz tuning forks as cryogenic pressure transducers. Chapter 1 discusses the breakup of a non-Newtonian yield stress fluid bridge. We measured the minimum neck radius, hmin, as a function of time and fit it to a power law with exponent n 1. We then compare n1 to exponent n2, obtained from a rotational rheometer using a Herschel-Bulkley model. We confirm n1=n2 for the widest variety of non-Newtonian fluids to date. When these fluids are diluted with a Newtonian fluid n1 does not equal n2. No current models predict that behavior, identifying a new class of fluid breakup. Chapter 2 presents the first chemical potential-temperature phase diagram of helium on lithium, sodium and gold, using a novel pressure measurement system. The growth and superfluid transition of a helium film on these substrates is measured via an oscillator for isotherms (fixed temperature, varying amount of helium gas), and quenches (fixed amount of helium gas, varying temperature). The chemical potential-temperature plot is similar for gold, lithium and sodium despite the large difference in the substrate binding energies. No signs of a 2-D liquid-vapor transition were seen. Chapter 3 discusses the creation of a 32.768 kHz quartz tuning fork in situ pressure transducer. Tuning forks are used to measure pressure at room temperature, but no work addresses their potential as cryogenic pressure transducers. We mapped out the behavior of a tuning fork as a function of pressure at 298, 7.0, 2.5, 1.6, 1.0 and 0.7 K by measuring the quality factor. The fork is sensitive to pressures above 0.1 mTorr, limiting its use as a pressure gauge at 0.6 K and below. The experimental curves were compared to a theoretical Q(P, T) function that was refined using the 298 K data. At cryogenic temperatures the formula breaks down in the viscous region and becomes inaccurate. The qualitative shape of the theory, but not its quantitative values, matches the data. The discrepancy between the experimental and theoretical Q values appears to be due to unaccounted for dissipation.

  15. ISS Update: ATV-3 ReEntry Breakup Recorder - Duration: 11 minutes.

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    ISS Update Commentator Pat Ryan talks with Dr. William Ailor, Principal Investigator for the ReEntry Breakup Recorder (REBR) for The Aerospace Corporation. Ailor talks about capturing data as Europ...

  16. 11Li Breakup on 208 at energies around the Coulomb barrier.

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    Fernndez-Garca, J P; Cubero, M; Rodrguez-Gallardo, M; Acosta, L; Alcorta, M; Alvarez, M A G; Borge, M J G; Buchmann, L; Diget, C A; Falou, H A; Fulton, B R; Fynbo, H O U; Galaviz, D; Gmez-Camacho, J; Kanungo, R; Lay, J A; Madurga, M; Martel, I; Moro, A M; Mukha, I; Nilsson, T; Snchez-Bentez, A M; Shotter, A; Tengblad, O; Walden, P

    2013-04-01

    The inclusive breakup for the (11)Li + (208)Pb reaction at energies around the Coulomb barrier has been measured for the first time. A sizable yield of (9)Li following the (11)Li dissociation has been observed, even at energies well below the Coulomb barrier. Using the first-order semiclassical perturbation theory of Coulomb excitation it is shown that the breakup probability data measured at small angles can be used to extract effective breakup energy as well as the slope of B(E1) distribution close to the threshold. Four-body continuum-discretized coupled-channels calculations, including both nuclear and Coulomb couplings between the target and projectile to all orders, reproduce the measured inclusive breakup cross sections and support the presence of a dipole resonance in the (11)Li continuum at low excitation energy. PMID:25166983

  17. Pour stream breakup of molten IFR (Integral Fast Reactor) metal fuel in sodium

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    Gabor, J.D.; Purviance, R.T.; Aeschlimann, R.W.; Spencer, B.W.

    1988-01-01

    Tests have been conducted in which the breakup behavior of kilogram quantities of molten uranium, uranium-zirconium alloy, and uranium-iron alloy pour streams in 600C sodium was studied. A sodium depth of less than 0.3 m was required for hydrodynamic breakup and freezing of 25-mm pour streams of uranium and uranium-zirconium alloy with up to 400C melt superheat. The breakup material was primarily in the form of filaments and sheets with a settled bed voidage on the order of 0.9. The uranium-iron alloy with 800C melt superheat exhibited similar behavior except a sodium depth somewhat greater than 0.3 m was required for breakup and freezing of the particles.

  18. Connections Between the Spring Breakup of the Southern Hemisphere Polar Vortex, Stationary Waves, and Air-sea Roughness

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    Garfinkel, Chaim I.; Oman, Luke David; Barnes, Elizabeth A.; Waugh, Darryn W.; Hurwitz, Margaret H.; Molod, Andrea M.

    2013-01-01

    A robust connection between the drag on surface-layer winds and the stratospheric circulation is demonstrated in NASA's Goddard Earth Observing System Chemistry-Climate Model (GEOSCCM). Specifically, an updated parameterization of roughness at the air-sea interface, in which surface roughness is increased for moderate wind speeds (4ms to 20ms), leads to a decrease in model biases in Southern Hemispheric ozone, polar cap temperature, stationary wave heat flux, and springtime vortex breakup. A dynamical mechanism is proposed whereby increased surface roughness leads to improved stationary waves. Increased surface roughness leads to anomalous eddy momentum flux convergence primarily in the Indian Ocean sector (where eddies are strongest climatologically) in September and October. The localization of the eddy momentum flux convergence anomaly in the Indian Ocean sector leads to a zonally asymmetric reduction in zonal wind and, by geostrophy, to a wavenumber-1 stationary wave pattern. This tropospheric stationary wave pattern leads to enhanced upwards wave activity entering the stratosphere. The net effect is an improved Southern Hemisphere vortex: the vortex breaks up earlier in spring (i.e., the spring late-breakup bias is partially ameliorated) yet is no weaker in mid-winter. More than half of the stratospheric biases appear to be related to the surface wind speed biases. As many other chemistry climate models use a similar scheme for their surface layer momentum exchange and have similar biases in the stratosphere, we expect that results from GEOSCCM may be relevant for other climate models.

  19. Role of projectile breakup in 6He and 6Li induced fusion reactions around barrier energies

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    Kumari, Anju; Kharab, Rajesh

    2015-09-01

    The influence of projectile breakup on fusion cross section for 6He + 209Bi, 6He + 64Zn, 6Li + 209Bi and 6Li + 64Zn reactions at near barrier energies is studied within the framework of quantum diffusion approach. The breakup does not affect the fusion induced by 6He, whereas a significant suppression for 6Li induced reaction is observed in below barrier energy region.

  20. Measuring the area of tear film break-up by image analysis software

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    Pena-Verdeal, Hugo; García-Resúa, Carlos; Ramos, Lucía.; Mosquera, Antonio; Yebra-Pimentel, Eva; Giráldez, María. Jesús

    2013-11-01

    Tear film breakup time (BUT) test only examines the first break in the tear film, but subsequent tear film events are not monitored. We present a method of measuring the area of breakup after the appearance of the first breakup by using open source software. Furthermore, the speed of the rupture was determined. 84 subjects participated in the study. 2 μl volume of 2% sodium fluorescein was instilled using a micropipette. The subject was seated behind a slit-lamp using a cobalt blue filter together with a Wratten 12 yellow filter. Then, the tear film was recorded by a camera attached to the slit lamp. 4 frames of each video was extracted, the first rupture (BUT_0), breakup after 1 second (BUT_1), rupture after 2 seconds (BUT_2) and breakup before the last blink (BUT_F). Open source software of measurement based on Java (NIH ImageJ) was used to measure the number of pixels in areas of breakup. These areas were divided by the area of exposed cornea to obtain the percentage of ruptures. Instantaneous breakup speed was calculated for second 1 as the difference between BUT_1 - BUT_0, whereas instant speed for second 2 was BUT_2 - BUT_1. Mean area of breakup obtained was: BUT_0 = 0.26%, BUT_1 = 0.48%, BUT_2 = 0.79% and BUT_F = 1.61%. Break speed was 0.22 area/sec for second 1 and 0.31 area/sec for second 2, showing a statistical difference between them (p = 0.007). Post BUT analysis may be easily monitoring with the aid of this software.

  1. Breakup of {sup 12}C resonances into three alpha particles

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    Kirsebom, O. S.; Fynbo, H. O. U.; Hyldegaard, S.; Riisager, K.; Alcorta, M.; Borge, M. J. G.; Cubero, M.; Dominguez-Reyes, R.; Madurga, M.; Perea, A.; Tengblad, O.; Diget, C. A.; Fulton, B. R.; Fraile, L. M.; Jonson, B.; Nilsson, T.; Nyman, G.; Munoz Martin, A.

    2010-06-15

    The reaction {sup 3}He+{sup 11}B->d+{sup 12}C* has been used to populate resonances in {sup 12}C up to an excitation energy of 15 MeV. The subsequent breakup to three alpha particles has been measured in complete kinematics. Dalitz plots are used to visualize and analyze the data. The Dalitz plot intensity distribution exhibits zero points characteristic of the total spin and parity of the 3alpha system allowing us to determine the spin and parity of a state in {sup 12}C at 13.35 MeV whose quantum numbers were hitherto not well established. The Dalitz plot intensity distributions of the 2{sup -} state at 11.83 MeV and the 1{sup +} state at 12.71 MeV are compared with the predictions of a recent three-body calculation as well as with simpler models. All are able to reproduce the gross structures seen in the Dalitz plot, but none give an accurate description of the detailed profile of the distributions.

  2. Beam break-up estimates for the ERL at BNL

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    Ben-Zvi, I.; Calaga, R.; Hahn, H.; Hammons, L.; Johnson, E.; Kayran, D.; Litvinenko, V.; Kewisch, J.; Xu, W.

    2010-05-23

    A prototype Ampere-class superconducting energy recovery linac (ERL) is under advanced construction at BNL. The ERL facility is comprised of a five-cell SC Linac plus a half-cell SC photo-injector RF electron gun, both operating at 703.75 MHz. The facility is designed for either a high-current mode of operation up to 0.5 A at 703.75 MHz or a high-bunch-charge mode of 5 nC at 10 MHz bunch frequency. The R&D facility serves a test bed for an envisioned electron-hadron collider, eRHIC. The high-current, high-charge operating parameters make effective higher-order-mode (HOM) damping mandatory, and requires the determination of HOM tolerances for a cavity upgrade. The niobium cavity has been tested at superconducting temperatures and has provided measured quality factors (Q) for a large number of modes. These numbers were used for the estimate of the beam breakup instability (BBU). The facility will be assembled with a highly flexible lattice covering a vast operational parameter space for verification of the estimates and to serve as a test bed for the concepts directed at future projects.

  3. Asteroid breakup linked to the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event

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    Schmitz, Birger; Harper, David A. T.; Peucker-Ehrenbrink, Bernhard; Stouge, Svend; Alwmark, Carl; Cronholm, Anders; Bergström, Stig M.; Tassinari, Mario; Xiaofeng, Wang

    2008-01-01

    The rise and diversification of shelled invertebrate life in the early Phanerozoic eon occurred in two major stages. During the first stage (termed as the Cambrian explosion), a large number of new phyla appeared over a short time interval ~540Myrago. Biodiversity at the family, genus and species level, however, remained low until the second stage marked by the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event in the Middle Ordovician period. Although this event represents the most intense phase of species radiation during the Palaeozoic era and led to irreversible changes in the biological make-up of Earth's seafloors, the causes of this event remain elusive. Here, we show that the onset of the major phase of biodiversification ~470Myrago coincides with the disruption in the asteroid belt of the L-chondrite parent body-the largest documented asteroid breakup event during the past few billion years. The precise coincidence between these two events is established by bed-by-bed records of extraterrestrial chromite, osmium isotopes and invertebrate fossils in Middle Ordovician strata in Baltoscandia and China. We argue that frequent impacts on Earth of kilometre-sized asteroids-supported by abundant Middle Ordovician fossil meteorites and impact craters-accelerated the biodiversification process.

  4. Breakup of evaporating/burning slurry drops by additives

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    Choudhury, P. Roy; Gerstein, M.

    Single drops of silicon carbide-cumene slurry were suspended from a quartz fiber and ignited. An inert material such as silicon carbide was chosen so that the droplets can be burned until all the fuel is consumed and only the inert residue is left on the quartz fiber. Benzoyl peroxide was added to cumene and the time to disruption of the liquid drop was measured. In the case of benzoyl peroxide, the breaking up of the drop resulting from its thermal decomposition produced CO 2. Both the drop disruption time and the burning of the slurry to dryness were predicted theoretically. Radiation absorption was found to be an important factor in the case of the slurry. Benzoyl peroxide and carbamide peroxide were investigated as additives to a boron slurry to determine if effective drop break-up could be achieved. Both additives produced drop shattering. The carbamide peroxide was particularly effective due to the production of O 2. The green flame associated with boron burning was clearly evident.

  5. Cheating, breakup, and divorce: is Facebook use to blame?

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    Clayton, Russell B; Nagurney, Alexander; Smith, Jessica R

    2013-10-01

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between using the social networking site known as Facebook and negative interpersonal relationship outcomes. A survey of 205 Facebook users aged 18-82 was conducted using a 16-question online survey to examine whether high levels of Facebook use predicted negative relationship outcomes (breakup/divorce, emotional cheating, and physical cheating). It was hypothesized that those with higher levels of Facebook use would demonstrate more negative relationship outcomes than those with lower use. The study then examined whether these relationships were mediated by Facebook-related conflict. Furthermore, the researchers examined length of relationship as a moderator variable in the aforementioned model. The results indicate that a high level of Facebook usage is associated with negative relationship outcomes, and that these relationships are indeed mediated by Facebook-related conflict. This series of relationships only holds for those who are, or have been, in relatively newer relationships of 3 years or less. The current study adds to the growing body of literature investigating Internet use and relationship outcomes, and may be a precursor to further research investigating whether Facebook use attributes to the divorce rate, emotional cheating, and physical cheating. PMID:23745615

  6. Style of rifting and the stages of Pangea breakup

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    Frizon de Lamotte, Dominique; Fourdan, Brendan; Leleu, Sophie; Leparmentier, François; Clarens, Philippe

    2015-05-01

    Pangea results from the progressive amalgamation of continental blocks achieved at 320 Ma. Assuming that the ancient concept of "active" versus "passive" rifting remains pertinent as end-members of more complex processes, we show that the progressive Pangea breakup occurred through a succession of rifting episodes characterized by different tectonic evolutions. A first episode of passive continental rifting during the Upper Carboniferous and Permian led to the formation of the Neo-Tethys Ocean. Then at the beginning of Triassic times, two short episodes of active rifting associated to the Siberian and Emeishan large igneous provinces (LIPs) failed. The true disintegration of Pangea resulted from (1) a Triassic passive rifting leading to the emplacement of the central Atlantic magmatic province (200 Ma) LIP and the subsequent opening of the central Atlantic Ocean during the lowermost Jurassic and from (2) a Lower Jurassic active rifting triggered by the Karoo-Ferrar LIP (183 Ma), which led to the opening of the West Indian Ocean. The same sequence of passive then active rifting is observed during the Lower Cretaceous with, in between, the Parana-Etendeka LIP at 135 Ma. We show that the relationships between the style of rifts and their breakdown or with the type of resulting margins (as magma poor or magma dominated) are not straightforward. Finally, we discuss the respective role of mantle global warming promoted by continental agglomeration and mantle plumes in the weakening of the continental lithosphere and their roles as rifting triggers.

  7. Aerosol cluster impact and break-up : model and implementation.

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    Lechman, Jeremy B.

    2010-10-01

    In this report a model for simulating aerosol cluster impact with rigid walls is presented. The model is based on JKR adhesion theory and is implemented as an enhancement to the granular (DEM) package within the LAMMPS code. The theory behind the model is outlined and preliminary results are shown. Modeling the interactions of small particles is relevant to a number of applications (e.g., soils, powders, colloidal suspensions, etc.). Modeling the behavior of aerosol particles during agglomeration and cluster dynamics upon impact with a wall is of particular interest. In this report we describe preliminary efforts to develop and implement physical models for aerosol particle interactions. Future work will consist of deploying these models to simulate aerosol cluster behavior upon impact with a rigid wall for the purpose of developing relationships for impact speed and probability of stick/bounce/break-up as well as to assess the distribution of cluster sizes if break-up occurs. These relationships will be developed consistent with the need for inputs into system-level codes. Section 2 gives background and details on the physical model as well as implementations issues. Section 3 presents some preliminary results which lead to discussion in Section 4 of future plans.

  8. Deuteron formation in expanding nuclear matter from a strong coupling BCS approach

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    Baldo, M.; Lombardo, U.; Schuck, P.

    1995-08-01

    The process of deuteron formation in intermediate heavy ion reactions is approached within the strong coupling BCS theory assuming that the final stage of the reaction can be described as an adiabatic expansion of a piece of nuclear matter. Since the gap equation in the {sup 3}{ital S}{sub 1}-{sup 3}{ital D}{sub 1} channel goes over into the deuteron Schroedinger equation in the low density limit, a smooth transition from the superfluid Cooper pair phase to a Bose deuteron gas is found. For a fixed entropy ranging from 0.5 to 2 units per particle the deuteron fraction, the chemical potential and temperature are reported as a function of density. For densities down to {rho}=0.1 fm{sup {minus}3} and lower, the deuteron-to-nucleon ratio rapidly increases from a density threshold strongly depending on the entropy. Decreasing further the density this ratio tends logarithmically to one. The possible relevance of these results for heavy ion collisions and the shortcomings of the present approach are briefly discussed.

  9. Light ion source for proton?deuteron production at CEA Saclay for the Spiral2 project.

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    Tuske, O; Adroit, G; Delferrire, O; Denis, J-F; Gauthier, Y; Girardot, P; Gobin, R; Harrault, F; Graehling, P; Guiho, P; Hosselet, J; Maazouzi, C; Sauce, Y; Uriot, D; Vacher, T; Van Hille, C

    2012-02-01

    The production of rare radioactive ion beam (RIB) far from the valley of stability is one of the final purposes of the Spiral2 facility in Caen. The RIB will be produced by impinging a deuteron beam onto a carbon sample to produce a high neutron flux, which will interact with a uranium target. The primary deuteron beam is produced by an ion source based on ECR plasma generation. The deuteron source and the low energy beam transport (LEBT) has been assembled and tested at CEA Saclay. Diagnostics from other laboratories were implemented on the LEBT in order to characterize the deuteron beam produced and compare it to the initial simulations. The ion source has been based on a SILHI-type source, which has demonstrated good performances in pulsed and continuous mode, and also a very good reliability on long term operation. The 5 mA of deuteron beam required at the RFQ entrance is extracted from the plasma source at the energy of 40 kV. After a brief description of the experimental set-up, this article reports on the first beam characterization experiments. PMID:22380163

  10. The importance of momentum transfer in collision-induced breakups in low Earth orbit

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    Reynolds, Robert C.; Lillie, Brian J.

    1991-01-01

    Although there is adequate information on larger objects in low Earth orbit, specifically those objects larger than about 10 cm in diameter, there is little direct information on objects from this size down to 1 mm. Yet, this is the sized regime where objects acting as projectiles represent the ability to seriously damage or destroy a functioning spacecraft if they collide with it. The observed consequences of known collisional breakups in orbit indicates no significant momentum transfer in the resulting debris cloud. The position taken in this paper is that this is an observational selection effect: what is seen in these events is an explosion-like breakup of the target structure arising from shock waves introduced into the structure by the collision, but one that occurs significantly after the collision processes are completed; the collision cloud, in which there is momentum transfer, consists of small, unobserved fragments. Preliminary computations of the contribution of one known collisional breakup, Solwind at 500 km in 1985, and Cosmos 1275 in 1981, assume no momentum transfer on breakup and indicate that these two events are the dominant contributors to the current millimeter and centimeter population. A different story would emerge if momentum transfer was taken into account. The topics covered include: (1) observation of on-orbit collisional breakups; (2) a model for momentum transfer; and (3) velocity space representation of breakup clouds.

  11. Exit doorway model for nuclear elastic breakup of weakly bound projectiles

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    Hussein, M. S.; Lichtenthaeler, R.

    2008-05-15

    We develop the exit doorway model for elastic breakup of loosely bound projectiles. We argue that this model could, in principle, supply an alternative simplified version of the continuum discretized coupled-channels (CDCC) model. We show that the cross section for elastic breakup can be generally written as a product of the cross section for inelastic excitation times a factor containing the excitation energy and width of the exit doorway and is generally bombarding energy dependent. The excitation energy of the exit doorway is identified with the Q value of the breakup channel. The width of the exit doorway is a measure of the energy range of the continuum that is discretized. We apply the theory to derive closed expressions for the nuclear breakup cross sections in the adiabatic limit using the Austern-Blair theory. We demonstrate the approximate validity of the scaling law that dictates that the nuclear breakup cross section scales linearly with the radius of the target. We also compare our results for the nuclear breakup cross section of {sup 11}Be, {sup 8}B, and {sup 7}Be on several targets with recent CDCC calculation.

  12. Exit doorway model for nuclear elastic breakup of weakly bound projectiles

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    Hussein, M. S.; Lichtenthler, R.

    2008-05-01

    We develop the exit doorway model for elastic breakup of loosely bound projectiles. We argue that this model could, in principle, supply an alternative simplified version of the continuum discretized coupled-channels (CDCC) model. We show that the cross section for elastic breakup can be generally written as a product of the cross section for inelastic excitation times a factor containing the excitation energy and width of the exit doorway and is generally bombarding energy dependent. The excitation energy of the exit doorway is identified with the Q value of the breakup channel. The width of the exit doorway is a measure of the energy range of the continuum that is discretized. We apply the theory to derive closed expressions for the nuclear breakup cross sections in the adiabatic limit using the Austern-Blair theory. We demonstrate the approximate validity of the scaling law that dictates that the nuclear breakup cross section scales linearly with the radius of the target. We also compare our results for the nuclear breakup cross section of Be11, B8, and Be7 on several targets with recent CDCC calculation.

  13. Study of the Two-pion Photoproduction on the Deuteron

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    Graham, Lewis P.

    2012-12-01

    Understanding the structure of baryons in terms of the fundamental interaction of the constituent quarks and gluons is one of the primary challenges in strong interaction physics. This interaction is governed by Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), which is a theory for understanding the dynamics of strong. QCD displays the asymptotic freedom of hadrons at very short distances and also the confinement of quarks and gluons inside hadrons. However, solutions of this QCD theory in the non-perturbative domain of the interaction are extremely difficult to achieve, mainly because confinement happens on the hadronic scale on which the coupling constant is large and prevents any perturbative approach. Thus leaving us with strategies such as lattice QCD or formulating QCD sum rules to get around this problem. In exclusive hadron production the yN interaction is recognized for being a powerful method for investigating hadrons and the mysteries that still exist within the strong interaction. From reactions with the nucleon, the strong interaction can be investigated through the transition amplitudes to the N and Delta resonances. More specifically, if an electromagnetic interaction is well known then the intermediate resonance states may be evaluated through meson photoproduction. To gain more detailed insight into this interaction, we look to probe the baryon structure of the nucleon and the photo-excited resonance decays through photon scattering off a deuteron producing two pions in the final state. This photoproduction process off the deuteron will be used to investigate known baryon resonances in the two pion channel. The two pion final state will be investigated for unraveling new information into the photo-coupling strengths. We want to explore final state interactions, search for properties of known resonances, and to explore the possibility of seeing missing states that are predicted by quark models but have not yet been found experimentally. Using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS), the hadronic products are detected in coincidence with the incident scattered photon on a deuterium target. This makes it possible to measure the single differential cross sections and the decay angular distributions for the production of two pion final states. The measured cross sections will contribute significantly to a better understanding of the coupling strengths that govern the baryonic and mesonic resonances which will push the knowledge of the strong interaction to a next level. We use CLAS to study the two pion channel from the eg3 data set, for resonance production, specifically investigating the exclusive reaction of yd --> p pi^+pi^?n, and comparing the relevant cross sections to already existing data sets. The eg3 data set provided an excellent data set for investigating photo-induced baryonic and mesonic resonances. It contains a large photon tagging range from 1.1 to 5.5 GeV in the study of photo-coupling strengths, as well as an available two pion reaction channel for resonant decay study. These measurements provide unique and coherent results from tagged photons over a broad range of energy, and represent the only two pion production data above 5 GeV at this present time. We found that the data produced good comparable single-differentials cross sections to other existing CLAS (gll dataset) two pion differential cross sections, and an excellent comparable total cross section to published (ELSA and ABBHHM) two pion total cross sections.

  14. Measuring the polarization of a rapidly precessing deuteron beam

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    Bagdasarian, Z.; Bertelli, S.; Chiladze, D.; Ciullo, G.; Dietrich, J.; Dymov, S.; Eversmann, D.; Fanourakis, G.; Gaisser, M.; Gebel, R.; Gou, B.; Guidoboni, G.; Hejny, V.; Kacharava, A.; Kamerdzhiev, V.; Lehrach, A.; Lenisa, P.; Lorentz, B.; Magallanes, L.; Maier, R.; Mchedlishvili, D.; Morse, W. M.; Nass, A.; Oellers, D.; Pesce, A.; Prasuhn, D.; Pretz, J.; Rathmann, F.; Shmakova, V.; Semertzidis, Y. K.; Stephenson, E. J.; Stockhorst, H.; Strher, H.; Talman, R.; Thrngren Engblom, P.; Valdau, Yu.; Weidemann, C.; Wstner, P.

    2014-05-01

    This paper describes a time-marking system that enables a measurement of the in-plane (horizontal) polarization of a 0.97-GeV/c deuteron beam circulating in the Cooler Synchrotron (COSY) at the Forschungszentrum Jlich. The clock time of each polarimeter event is used to unfold the 120-kHz spin precession and assign events to bins according to the direction of the horizontal polarization. After accumulation for one or more seconds, the down-up scattering asymmetry can be calculated for each direction and matched to a sinusoidal function whose magnitude is proportional to the horizontal polarization. This requires prior knowledge of the spin tune or polarization precession rate. An initial estimate is refined by resorting the events as the spin tune is adjusted across a narrow range and searching for the maximum polarization magnitude. The result is biased toward polarization values that are too large, in part because of statistical fluctuations but also because sinusoidal fits to even random data will produce sizable magnitudes when the phase is left free to vary. An analysis procedure is described that matches the time dependence of the horizontal polarization to templates based on emittance-driven polarization loss while correcting for the positive bias. This information will be used to study ways to extend the horizontal polarization lifetime by correcting spin tune spread using ring sextupole fields and thereby to support the feasibility of searching for an intrinsic electric dipole moment using polarized beams in a storage ring. This paper is a combined effort of the Storage Ring EDM collaboration and the JEDI collaboration.

  15. Variability of the fluvial thermal process during ice breakups of the Lena river (Siberia)

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    Costard, Francois; Gautier, Emmanuele; Fedorov, Alexander; Konstantinov, Pacha; Dupeyrat, Laure

    2013-04-01

    A 4-years observation program was initiated to quantify the variability of the fluvial thermal erosion during the ice breakups of the Lena River in Central Siberia. Parameters affecting fluvial thermal erosion have been collected in the middle valley near Yakutsk city where active fluvial thermal erosion on frozen islands has been recorded. The heads of islands undergo strong erosion with mean values of 12 m per year and maximal values reaching 40 m. The careful analysis of the annual data shows a high variability of the erosion rate, mostly due to the variability of the water stream temperature and to the duration and timing of the flood season. A laboratory simulation was proposed to quantify the potential impact of the recent global warming, by means of an increase of the water stream temperature. A hydraulic channel in a cold chamber simulate the ground thawing produced by heat transfer from the flow of water through the frozen ground; followed by mechanical transport of the thawed sediments. The measured increase up to 2C of the water stream temperature could alone multiply the erosion rate by 16% and explains the acceleration of the mobility of fluvial islands on the Lena river.

  16. An experimental investigation of gas-bubble breakup in constricted square capillaries

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    Gauglitz, P.A.; St. Laurent, C.M.; Radke, C.J.

    1987-09-01

    Recent advances in EOR involve generating foam within underground porous media to displace the oil. The authors investigate the important snap-off mechanism of gas-bubble generation in constricted square capillaries experimentally. The snap-off of smaller bubbles from a larger bubble as it moves through the constriction is recorded on 16-mm movies. The time required for bubbles to snap off once they move past the constriction and the length of the generated bubbles are obtained from viewing the movie frames. The bubble capillary number, ..mu..upsilon/sub T//sigma, is varied from 10/sup -5/ to 5 x 10/sup -3/ by adjusting the wetting-fluid viscosity, ..mu.., and the surface tension, sigma, by adding aqueous surfactants to mixtures of glycerol and water, and by altering the bubble velocity, upsilon/sub T/. Results show that a dimensionless time to snap-off depends weakly on the capillary number and that the generated bubble size increases almost linearly with increasing capillary number. Surfactants create dynamically immobile interfaces for surfactant solutions of 1 wt% sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate (SDBS) and Chevron Chaser SD1000. Compared with the surfactant-free solutions, the time to breakup with surfactants increases by a factor of about 3; generated bubble length increases by a factor of at most 3.

  17. Breakup of an oil slick mixed with dispersants by breaking wave

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    Li, Cheng; Holser, Anne; Katz, Joseph

    2013-11-01

    After oil spill, coherent oil slick are entrained by breaking ocean waves together with air, which produces a complicated three-phase flow, involving a wide range of length and time scales. The oil droplet size distribution is a crucial factor affecting the physical and chemical dispersion of oil spills, but little is known about oil droplet formation mechanism and droplet size distributions during and immediately after the impact of breaking waves. In our experimental study, we investigate the breakup of an oil slick in a specialized wave tank. The widely used dispersant Coexist 9500-A at different dispersant to oil ratio is used for varying the surface tension of crude oil (MC252 surrogate) in the 10 - 1 to 10 mN/m range. The dispersant is applied either by premixing or surface spraying, the latter consistent with typical application. The results include high-speed images of the oil and bubbles' entrainment, showing the resulting formation of a series of droplet clouds during multiple ``plunges'' associated with a single propagating breaking wave. High-speed inline digital holographic cinematography is employed to quantify the oil droplet size distribution, and the impact of droplet-bubble interactions on the entrainment process for varying Weber numbers, and wave properties, from spilling to plunging breakers. Supported by Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).

  18. Dominant deuteron acceleration with a high-intensity laser for isotope production and neutron generation

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    Maksimchuk, A.; Raymond, A.; Yu, F.; Petrov, G. M.; Dollar, F.; Willingale, L.; Zulick, C.; Davis, J.; Krushelnick, K.

    2013-05-01

    Experiments on the interaction of an ultra-short pulse laser with heavy-water, ice-covered copper targets, at an intensity of 21019 W/cm2, were performed demonstrating the generation of a "pure" deuteron beam with a divergence of 20, maximum energy of 8 MeV, and a total of 31011 deuterons with energy above 1 MeVequivalent to a conversion efficiency of 1.5% 0.2%. Subsequent experiments on irradiation of a B10 sample with deuterons and neutron generation from d-d reactions in a pitcher-catcher geometry, resulted in the production of 106 atoms of the positron emitter C11 and a neutron flux of (41)105 neutrons/sterad, respectively.

  19. Neutron production by stopping 55 MeV deuterons in carbon and heavy water

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    Lhersonneau, G.; Malkiewicz, T.; Jones, P.; Ketelhut, S.; Trzaska, W. H.

    2012-09-01

    Neutron production by stopping 55 MeV deuterons in thick carbon and heavy-water targets has been measured by the activation method. The geometry was close to the one defined for the SPIRAL2 uranium-carbide target in the initial phase. A comparative method for obtaining the neutron flux has been used and is presented in detail. The neutron flux generated by 55 MeV deuterons on carbon is 2.3 times the flux at the deuteron energy of 40 MeV. The flux further increases by a factor 1.4 when using a heavy-water target. These results are discussed in the context of an energy upgrade of the SPIRAL2 driver accelerator.

  20. Results of Predictive Fokker-Planck Modelling of NBI Deuterons in ITER

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    Yavorskij, V.; Schoepf, K.; Goloborod'ko, V.; Cecconello, M.; Eriksson, L.-G.; Khan, M.; Kiptily, V.; Korotkov, A.; Polevoi, A.; Sharapov, S.; Reznik, S.

    2011-08-01

    First an analytical formalism is presented for calculating the source distribution of ions generated by neutral beam injection (NBI) in tokamak plasmas. A general NBI ion source term, applicable to studies in the phase space up to 6 dimensions, is provided for neutral beams with finite thickness and divergence. Further, using this source term for the envisaged NBI in ITER, we carry out 3D Fokker-Planck modelling of the steady-state deuteron distribution function of NBI produced fast deuterons relaxing on bulk plasma components. For two basic ITER scenarios we demonstrate the poloidal profiles of the beam deuteron density, of the NBI generated current as well as of the NBI power deposition to bulk electrons and ions. Further, we evaluate the capability of gamma and NPA diagnostics of NBI ions in ITER and demonstrate the sensitivity of the distributions of NBI generated ions to different ITER operation scenarios.

  1. Dominant deuteron acceleration with a high-intensity laser for isotope production and neutron generation

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    Maksimchuk, A.; Raymond, A.; Yu, F.; Dollar, F.; Willingale, L.; Zulick, C.; Krushelnick, K.; Petrov, G. M.; Davis, J.

    2013-05-13

    Experiments on the interaction of an ultra-short pulse laser with heavy-water, ice-covered copper targets, at an intensity of 2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 19} W/cm{sup 2}, were performed demonstrating the generation of a 'pure' deuteron beam with a divergence of 20 Degree-Sign , maximum energy of 8 MeV, and a total of 3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 11} deuterons with energy above 1 MeV-equivalent to a conversion efficiency of 1.5%{+-} 0.2%. Subsequent experiments on irradiation of a {sup 10}B sample with deuterons and neutron generation from d-d reactions in a pitcher-catcher geometry, resulted in the production of {approx}10{sup 6} atoms of the positron emitter {sup 11}C and a neutron flux of (4{+-}1) Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 5} neutrons/sterad, respectively.

  2. Angle dependence of polarization observables by fragmentation of deuterons to pions

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    Illarionov, A. Yu.; Litvinenko, A. G.; Lykasov, G. I.

    2001-01-01

    The fragmentation of deuterons into pions with nonzero angle emitted in the kinematical region forbidden for free nucleon-nucleon collisions is analyzed. The inclusive relativistic invariant spectrum of pions and the tensor analyzing power A YY are investigated within the framework of an impulse approximation using different kinds of the deuteron wave function. The influence of P-wave contribution to the deuteron wave function is studied, too. Our results are compared with the experimental data and other calculations performed within both the non-relativistic and relativistic approaches. It was found that theoretical calculations based on IA do not provide a consistent understanding of the new data in a whole cumulative region that can be caused by a influence of non-nucleon degrees of freedom.

  3. Three-body calculation of elastic and inelastic scattering of deuterons on 24Mg

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    Deltuva, A.

    2016-03-01

    Deuteron-nucleus scattering is described using exact three-particle equations. The theory is formulated in an extended Hilbert space allowing the excitation of the target nucleus. Alt, Grassberger, and Sandhas equations for transition operators are solved in the momentum-space framework including the Coulomb interaction via the screening and renormalization method. The calculations are performed for elastic and inelastic scattering of deuterons on 24Mg using the rotational model for the excitation potential. A reasonable agreement with the experimental data for the first excited state 2+ of 24Mg is achieved when the quadrupole deformation parameter β2 = 0.47 is used. This new value is more consistent with the inelastic proton scattering data requiring β2 ≈ 0.5 than previous determinations β2 ≈ 0.4 based on two-body deuteron-nucleus models.

  4. Simulation of slide-coating flows using a fixed grid and a volume-of- fluid front-tracking technique: Startup and bead breakup

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    Hirt, C.W.; Chen, K.S.

    1996-03-01

    Slide coating flow is a workhorse process for manufacturing precision film-coating products. Properly starting up a slide coating process is very important in reducing wastage during startup and ensuring that the process operates within the desired `coating window.` A two-phase flow analysis of slide-coating startup was performed by Palmquist and Scriven (1994) using Galerkin`s method with finite-element basis functions and an elliptic mesh generation scheme. As reported by Chen (1992) from flow visualization experiments, a continuously coated liquid film breaks up into rivulets, which are coating stripes with dry lanes in between, when the coated film becomes thinner and thinner due to either the increase in substrate speed or the reduction in pre-metered feed-liquid pump speed. It was observed that the coated-film breakup process originated from the coating bead, thus the name of bead breakup. Understanding the bead-breakup phenomena and elucidating mechanisms involved will provide guidance for manufacturing thinner coating, an industrial trend for better product performance. In this paper we present simulation results of slide-coating flows obtained from a computational method capable of describing arbitrary, three-dimensional and time-dependent deformations. The method, which is available in a commercial code, uses a fixed grid through which fluid interfaces are tracked by a Volume-of-Fluid technique (Hirt and Nichols, 1981). Surface tension, wall adhesion, and viscous stresses are fully accounted for in our analysis. We illustrate our computational approach by application to startup and the bead-breakup problems. As will be shown, for rapid processes our approach offers the computational efficiency and robustness that are difficult o achieve in conventional finite-element-based methods.

  5. Neutron Irradiation Using A Deuteron-Deuteron (D-D) Fusion Source: Benefits for 40Ar/39Ar Dating

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    Renne, P. R.; Knight, K. B.; Nomade, S.; Leung, K.; Lou, T.

    2003-12-01

    Irradiation of samples for 40Ar/39Ar dating, traditionally achieved in a fission reactor, carries the necessary evils of recoil, interference corrections, radiological concerns, and lengthy turnaround time. Alternative high-flux neutron sources with appropriate energies (1-6 MeV) to drive the 39K(n,p)39Ar reaction have been little explored. The deuteron-deuteron (D-D) fusion reaction D(d,n)3He, which can produce essentially monoenergetic 2.45 MeV neutrons, has been achievable for decades albeit with neutron fluxes far too low to be of interest for 40Ar/39Ar dating. D-D neutrons at 2.45 MeV are in many ways ideal for 40Ar/39Ar dating and recent developments in fusion research foreshadow the realization of adequately high neutron fluxes. A toroidal geometry plasma source with axial, self-loading target and central sample placement appears especially promising. Modeling argon isotope production from K, Ca, and Cl shows reductions in all unwanted reaction rates relative to a fission spectrum. Production of 36Ar and 38Ar from Ca and 37Ar from K are negligible from 2.45 MeV neutrons. The production ratios 40Ar/39Ar and 38Ar/39Ar from K and 39Ar/37Ar from Ca are reduced by two, four, and one order(s) of magnitude respectively compared with their production rates in a fission spectrum, reducing these conventionally important interference corrections to the point of negligibility. Additionally, the 24Al(n,α )24Na reaction, which has important radiological consequences due to the β - activity of 24Na, is essentially eliminated, allowing safer/quicker handling of samples irradiated in Al containers. Eliminating higher energy neutrons, unavoidable in a fission spectrum, also reduces the recoil energy, hence recoil distance, of 39Ar and 37Ar atoms produced chiefly from K and Ca respectively. With fission spectrum neutrons, 39Ar recoil severely limits the applicability of the 40Ar/39Ar method to fine-grained materials such as clay minerals. Modeling of recoil effects using the SRIM ion transport code reveals significant benefits of D-D neutrons in reducing recoil effects. For example, in 1 micron diameter illite crystals, fission spectrum neutrons produce 39Ar with a mean recoil energy of 177 KeV, resulting in ˜17% loss of 39Ar by displacement from the crystals. In contrast, D-D neutrons produce 39Ar with a mean recoil energy of 30 KeV, resulting in only ˜3% loss. Thus, irradiation by D-D neutrons will significantly broaden the scope of problems uniquely addressable by 40Ar/39Ar methods.

  6. Continental breakup and its effect on MORB chemistry

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    Brandl, P. A.; Regelous, M.; Beier, C.; Haase, K. M.

    2012-12-01

    The formation and breakup of supercontinents has major influences on the climate, sealevel and the biosphere on a global scale. The question of possible effects of a supercontinent on mantle convection and thus spreading in the ocean basins has been recently addressed by various studies, focused on numerical modelling. These studies predict higher mantle temperatures on the order of 100C higher due to the effect of 'continental insulation'. This temperature difference would amplify the effects on sealevel and volcanic CO2 output associated with creation of new spreading centres. However, there is as yet no direct geochemical evidence that could confirm or quantify the continental insulation effect. We have sampled 340 fresh glasses from 30 different sites drilled into old oceanic crust (6-170 Ma) and determined their chemical composition using electron microprobe and ICP-MS techniques. The oldest MORB recovered from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans have lower Na72, higher Fe72 than zero-age MORB. If interpreted as the effects of mantle potential temperature, this chemical difference indicates a mantle source hotter by 50-150C depending on primary melt composition and applied geothermometry. Higher mantle potential temperatures during the Mesozoic are not a global phenomena but instead restricted to the proto-Atlantic and Indian Ocean. Zero-age MORB from the juvenile Red Sea - Gulf of Aden have similar major element compositions, indicating that higher mantle temperatures beneath young ocean basins result from continental insulation. A subset of about 120 samples has been also analysed for trace element composition using laser ablation and solution ICPMS techniques. These samples are representative for our ancient MORB database in terms of age and geological setting. Trace element ratios sensitive to the degree of partial melting or source fertility such as La/Sm, Sm/Yb, La/Yb or (Dy/Yb)N are positively correlated with fractionation corrected Na2O and negatively correlated with fractionation corrected FeOT. Sites that show differences in radiogenic isotope composition from a normal depleted MORB mantle (e.g. oldest sites in the Atlantic) also display some small differences in trace element ratios that incorporate high field strength elements (e.g. Nb/Zr, Ta/Hf or Nb/La) as well as Rb and Ba. Previous studies (e.g. Bodinier et al., 1996) have suggested the possibility of reaction of spinel with small portions of melt in the subcontinental lithosphere forming very small amounts of rutile and phlogopite in the spinel reaction rims. If so, then the isotopic and trace element signal in MORB erupted immediately after breakup could argue for the presence of subcontinental mantle material incorporated in the melting underneath young ocean ridges. We show that thermal insulation of large continents influences the thermal structure of the upper mantle. These thermal anomalies persist for 50-70 Ma after the initiation of spreading, and would influence oceanic crust thickness, ridge depth/sealevel and CO2 output/climate. Our ancient MORB database provides the first systematic insight into mantle temperature, source heterogeneity and melting processes affecting the petrogenesis of MORB during the lifespan of an ocean basin. Bodinier et al. (1996) GCA 60, 545-550.

  7. The oil body formation and breakup in the compound vortex

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    Chaplina, T. O.; Stepanova, E. V.

    2012-04-01

    The flows in the Ocean and Atmosphere combine different types of motion: streams, jets, wakes, vortices and waves. When flows transport solid bodies or immiscible admixtures picturesque flow patterns are revealed and indicated the type of flow. Different spiral patterns visualize vortex flow structure. In experiments is studied the transport of finite volumes of immiscible admixture introduced on the free surface of water drawn into the vortex motion in the vertical cylindrical container. The basic medium was tap water, preliminary degasified to make the visualization less difficult. The fixed volume of immiscible admixture (castor or sunflower oil) is introduced on the quiescent free surface of water inside the cylindrical container. The generation of compound vortex in the cylindrical container started after all the disturbances caused by deposition of the oil volume are damped. In compound vortex the flow oil patch with smooth boundary placed onto free surface is transformed into a set of spiral arms and separate drops contacting with the central oil volume. The droplets are separated from the central spot and slowly travel towards the container sidewall. With time, the spot is transformed into pronounced spiral arms. The most part of oil under the influence of vortex flow is gathered into the central volume contacting with the free surface. This volume is called "the oil body". On the lower frequencies of disk rotation and respectively slow flow gyration the oil body has smooth boundaries with water and air. The growth of disk rotation frequency leads to more pronounced deformation of the contact surface between liquid and air, the boundary of the oil body and water then is covered by small pimples. At the further increase of disk rotation frequency the oil body comes to the breakup, the water-oil boundary become irregular and on the lowest part of the oil body the analog of foam appears (the water-oil emulsion). The work is supported by Ministry of Education and Science RF (Goscontract No. 16.518.11.7059).

  8. Deuterons and space-momentum correlations in high energy nuclear collisions

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    Monreal, B.; Li, Q.; Sakrejda, I.; Snellings, R.; Spieles, C.; Thomas, J.; Voloshin, S.; Wang, F.; Xu, N. ); Bass, S.A. ); Bleicher, M.; Greiner, W.; Stoecker, H. ); Esumi, S. ); Liu, H.; Panitkin, S. ); Llope, W.J. ); Mattiello, R. ); Sorge, H. )

    1999-09-01

    Using a microscopic transport model together with a coalescence afterburner, we study the formation of deuterons in Au+Au central collisions at [radical] (s) =200A GeV. It is found that the deuteron transverse momentum distributions are strongly affected by the nucleon space-momentum correlations, at the moment of freeze-out, which are mostly determined by the number of rescatterings. This feature is useful for studying collision dynamics at ultrarelativistic energies. [copyright] [ital 1999] [ital The American Physical Society

  9. Influence of laser frequency chirp on deuteron energy from laser-driven deuterated methane cluster expansion

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    Li, H. Y.; Liu, J. S.

    2010-06-01

    The simulations of three-dimensional particle dynamics are carried out to investigate the Coulomb explosion dynamics of deuterated methane clusters under the irradiation of an ultrashort intense laser pulse. The final kinetic energy of deuterons produced from the cluster explosion is calculated as a function of the pulse width, the laser intensity and the pulse chirp. It is found that the deuteron energy obtained in an intense laser pulse with negative chirp is higher than that with positive chirp, which agrees qualitatively with the experimental results reported by Fukuda et al. [Y. Fukuda et al., Phys. Rev. A 67, 061201 (2003)].

  10. Coherent {pi}{sup 0}-photoproduction on the deuteron including polarization observables

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    Darwish, E. M.; Akopov, N.; El-Zohry, M.

    2011-10-27

    Coherent {pi}{sup 0}-photoproduction on the deuteron including polarization effects in the energy region from {pi}-threshold up to 1 GeV is studied using an enhanced elementary pion photo-production operator on the free nucleon and a realistic NN potential model for the deuteron wave function. Results for double polarization observables are predicted for which the sensitivity to various models for the elementary pion photoproduction amplitude is investigated. We find considerable dependence of the results on the elementary amplitude. In addition, results for differential cross section are predicted and compared with the experimental data from TAPS and a satisfactory agreement was found.

  11. Probing the deuteron structure at small N-N distances by cumulative pion production

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    Illarionov, A. Yu; Litvinenko, A. G.; Lykasov, G. I.

    The fragmentation of deuterons into pions emitted forward in the kinematic region forbidden for free nucleon-nucleon collisions is analyzed. It is shown that the inclusion of the non-nucleonic degrees of freedom in a deuteron results in a satisfactory description of the data for the inclusive pion spectrum and improves the description of the data about $T_{20}$. According to the data, $T_{20}$ has very small positive values, less than 0.2, which contradicts the theoretical calculations ignoring these degrees of freedom.

  12. Restricted diffusion of methyl groups in proteins revealed by deuteron NMR: manifestation of intra-well dynamics.

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    Vugmeyster, Liliya; Ostrovsky, Dmitry

    2014-02-21

    The three-site hops of methyl groups are usually used as an approximation of the mechanistic description of motions responsible for the longitudinal NMR relaxation. Distinguishing between three-site hops and a more realistic mechanism of diffusion in a potential requires extended experimental and computational analysis. In order to achieve this goal, in this work the restricted diffusion is decomposed into two independent modes, namely, the jumps between potential wells and intra-well fluctuations, assuming time scale separation between these modes. This approach allows us to explain the rise in the theoretical value of T1 minimum for the restricted diffusion mechanism compared with the three-site hops mechanism via rescaling the three-site hops correlation function by the order parameter of intra-well motions. The main result of the paper is that, in general, intra-well dynamics can be visible in NMR even in the limit of large barrier heights in contrast to the common view that this limit converges to the three-site hops mechanism. Based on a previously collected detailed set of deuteron NMR relaxation and spectral data in the villin headpiece subdomain protein over a wide temperature range of 300-31 K, we are then able to conclude that the mechanism of diffusion in the threefold potential is likely to be the main source of the dynamics in this system. PMID:24559369

  13. Deformation and breakup of a liquid droplet past a solid circular cylinder: A lattice Boltzmann study

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    Li, Qiuxiang; Chai, Zhenhua; Shi, Baochang; Liang, Hong

    2014-10-01

    In this paper, we present a numerical study on the deformation and breakup behavior of liquid droplet past a solid circular cylinder by using an improved interparticle-potential lattice Boltzmann method. The effects of the eccentric ratio ?, viscosity ratio ? between the droplet and the surrounding fluid, surface wettability, and Bond number (Bo) on the dynamic behavior of the liquid droplet are considered. The parameter ? represents the degree that the solid cylinder deviates from the center line, and Bo is the ratio between the inertial force and capillary force. Numerical results show that there are two typical patterns, i.e., breakup and no breakup, which are greatly influenced by the aforementioned parameters. When ? increases to a critical value ?c, the droplet can pass the circular cylinder without a breakup, otherwise, the breakup phenomenon occurs. The critical eccentric ratio ?c increases significantly with increasing Bo for case with ? >1, while for the case with ? <1, the viscosity effects on the ?c is not obvious when Bo is large. For the breakup case, the amount of deposited liquid on the tip of the circular cylinder is almost unaffected by ?. In addition, the results also show that the viscosity ratio and wettability affect the deformation and breakup process of the droplet. For case with ? <1, the viscosity ratio plays a minor role in the thickness variations of the deposited liquid, which decreases to a nonzero constant eventually; while for ? >1, the increase of the viscosity ratio significantly accelerates the decrease of the deposited liquid, and finally no fluid deposits on the cylinder. In term of the wettability, there occurs continuous gas phase trapped by the wetting droplet, but this does not happen for nonwetting droplet. Besides, for ? <1, the time required to pass the cylinder (tp) decreases monotonically with decreasing contact angle, while a nonmonotonic decrease appears for ? >1. It is also found that tp decreases monotonically with increasing Bo and is less sensitive to ? at a large Bo.

  14. Probing the Nucleus with Deuteron+Gold Collisions at RHIC

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    Citron, Zvi Hirsh

    2011-12-01

    The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) was built to produce and study Quark Gluon Plasma (QGP), the phase of matter thought to exist under conditions sufficiently hot and dense to create a medium in which the degrees of freedom are quarks and gluons rather than color neutral hadrons. Already in its early years of running, the data from RHIC provided tantalizing evidence of QGP signatures in Au+Au collisions at sNN = 200 GeV. A crucial part of understanding the putative QGP in Au+Au collisions is to have both a well understood reference as well as a robust control experiment. Proton-proton collisions at the same sNN serve as the baseline for heavy ion collisions at RHIC, and play an invaluable role in setting our frame of reference in interactions that do not create any nuclear medium. For the control experiment, RHIC's ability to collide asymmetric beams is utilized and d+Au collisions are used. Unlike p+p collisions, in the d+Au system there is a nuclear medium present---the heavy Au nucleus---and so we may study this system to distinguish initial state cold nuclear matter effects from final state effects that occur in the hot dense medium of Au+Au collisions. Beyond its use as a control experiment, the d+Au collision system presents the opportunity for important study of nuclear and nucleonic structure, it is after all necessary for our colored parton theory to operate in the nucleus as well as in a QGP. Deuteron - gold collisions at RHIC are a powerful tool for shedding light on cold nuclear matter effects. This thesis describes two analyses of d+Au collisions measured by the PHENIX experiment at RHIC. The first is a measurement of the midrapidity yield of unidentified charged hadrons in the 2003 RHIC run. This is used a key baseline for understanding particle production in Au+Au collisions as well as a detailed look at the Cronin effect. The second analysis measures rapidity separated two-particle production where one of the particles is at either forward or backward rapidity and the other at midrapidity. These measurements probe different x regions of the Au nucleus and there investigate shadowing, anti-shadowing and other cold nuclear matter effects.

  15. Breakup Reactions and Exclusive Measurements in the {sup 6,7}Li+{sup 144}Sm Systems

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    Heimann, D. Martinez; Pacheco, A. J.; Arazi, A.; Figueira, J. M.; Negri, A. E.; Capurro, O. A.; Carnelli, P.; Fimiani, L.; Grinberg, P.; Marti, G. V.; Testoni, J. E.; Monteiro, D. S.; Marta, H. D.

    2009-06-03

    The breakup of the projectile-like nuclei in reactions induced by 30 MeV {sup 6}Li and {sup 7}Li beams on a {sup 144}Sm target have been measured through the coincident detection of the in-plane emitted light particles. The primary ion that undergoes breakup has been identified and the physically meaningful variables that characterize the reaction have been obtained on a purely experimental basis. Distributions have been obtained for both the binary emission angle and for the breakup emission angle in the reference frame of the breakup products.

  16. Dynamics of Hydrophobic Core Phenylalanine Residues Probed by Solid-State Deuteron NMR

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    Vugmeyster, Liliya; Ostrovsky, Dmitry; Villafranca, Toni; Sharp, Janelle; Xu, Wei; Lipton, Andrew S.; Hoatson, Gina; Vold, Robert L.

    2015-11-03

    We conducted a detailed investigation of the dynamics of two phenylalanine side chains in the hydrophobic core of the villin headpiece subdomain protein (HP36) in the hydrated powder state over the 29880 K temperature range. We utilized static deuteron NMR measurements of longitudinal relaxation and line shapes supplemented with computational modeling. The temperature dependence of the relaxation times reveals the presence of two main mechanisms that can be attributed to the ring-flips, dominating at high temperatures, and small-angle fluctuations, dominating at low temperatures. The relaxation is non- exponential at all temperatures with the extent of non-exponentiality increasing from higher to lower temperatures. This behavior suggests a distribution of conformers with unique values of activation energies. The central values of the activation energies for the ring-flipping motions are among the smallest reported for aromatic residues in peptides and proteins and point to a very mobile hydrophobic core. The analysis of the widths of the distributions, in combination with the earlier results on the dynamics of flanking methyl groups (Vugmeyster et al., J. Phys. Chem. 2013, 117, 61296137), suggests that the hydrophobic core undergoes concerted fluctuations. There is a pronounced effect of dehydration on the ring-flipping motions, which shifts the distribution toward more rigid conformers. The cross-over temperature between the regions of dominance of the small-angle fluctuations and ring-flips shifts from 195 K in the hydrated protein to 278 K in the dry one. This result points to the role of solvent in the onset of the concerted fluctuations of the core and highlights aromatic residues as markers of the protein dynamical transitions.

  17. Deformation and breakup of round drops and nonturbulent liquid jets in uniform crossflows

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    Aalburg, Christian

    2002-09-01

    The deformation and breakup properties of liquid drops and round liquid jets in uniform crossflows were studied computationally, motivated by applications to the behavior of sprays in crossflows found in a variety of power and propulsion systems. The objective of the present investigation was to extend the parameter range of past deformation and breakup studies, by means of numerical computations, to conditions more representative of practical high-pressure spray combustion processes. The time-dependent, incompressible and two-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations were solved on a uniform, staggered grid using the projection method of Chorin (1968) and the Level Set method of Sussman et al. (1994). Numerical simulations of the effect of crossflows on the deformation and breakup of drops and round liquid jets were carried out for the following range of parameters to study the independent effects of four dimensionless variables that fully describe the problem: Weber numbers of 0.1--2,000,000, Ohnesorge numbers of 0.001--100, Reynolds numbers of 12.5--200 and liquid/gas density ratios of 2--infinity (the last by Richardson extrapolation). The present results were in good agreement with existing measurements of deformation and breakup properties of both liquid drops and round liquid jets at large liquid/gas density ratios and with wake and drag properties of spheres and cylinders in crossflows. Similar to past experimental observations, remarkable similarities were observed between the breakup properties of round liquid jets and liquid drops. The liquid/gas density ratio was found to have a relatively small effect on deformation and breakup. Effects of Reynolds number variations were also small for conditions where the drag coefficient is relatively independent of the Reynolds number. As the Stokes flow regime is approached, however, the Weber number (We) required for breakup increases significantly due to increased drag coefficients. At large Ohnesorge number (Oh) conditions, where liquid viscous forces dominate surface tension forces, breakup is best defined in terms of a critical ratio of drag forces to liquid viscous forces, We 1/2/Oh, and plotting We1/2 /Oh vs. 1/Oh yielded breakup regime boundaries that were relatively constant for large Oh and largely independent of other parameters of the flow.

  18. Breakup of spiral waves caused by radial dynamics: Eckhaus and finite wavenumber instabilities

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    Br, Markus; Brusch, Lutz

    2004-01-01

    In this paper, we link numerical observations of spiral breakup to a stability analysis of simple rotating spirals. We review the phenomenology of spiral breakup, important applications in pattern formation and the state of the art in numerical stability analysis of spirals. A strategy for the latter procedure is suggested. Phenomenologically, spiral breakup can occur near the centre of rotation ('core breakup') or far away from it ('far-field breakup'). It may be accompanied by instabilities of the spiral core in particular spiral meandering that affect also the stability of waves in the far-field, because an unstable core acts as a moving source and introduces a (nonlinear) Doppler effect. In general, breakup of non-meandering spirals is related to an absolute instability of the planar wavetrain with the same wave number. To simplify the stability problem, we consider a one-dimensional cut ('1D spiral') with a fixed core position in simulations and compare the results with a stability analysis of planar wavetrains. These 1D spirals approximate the radial dynamics of non-meandering 2D spirals. To fully account for instabilities of 1D spirals, it is not sufficient to compute the direction of propagation of the unstable modes of the wavetrains, one also needs to compute the so-called absolute spectrum of these wavetrains. This allows us to decide whether the instability is of convective or absolute nature. Only the latter case implies an instability of spirals in finite domains. We carry out this programme for the case of core breakup in an excitable reaction diffusion system, the modified Barkley model. Our analysis yields that core breakup can result from the absolute variant of a novel finite wavenumber instability of the radial dynamics where the critical perturbations are transported towards the core. From these results, we can confirm that a simple spiral breaks up if the wavetrain in the far-field is absolutely unstable. The central new result is the discovery of respective convective and absolute instabilities of wavetrains connected with modes of finite wavenumber that propagate in the direction opposite to the wavetrain. Hence, in spirals, perturbations are moving inward and core breakup becomes possible even in the absence of meandering. EHPRG Award Lecture.

  19. Barrier distribution from {sup 9}Be+{sup 208}Pb quasielastic scattering: Breakup effects in the interaction processes

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    Jia, H. M.; Lin, C. J.; Zhang, H. Q.; Liu, Z. H.; Yu, N.; Yang, F.; Jia, F.; Xu, X. X.; Wu, Z. D.; Zhang, S. T.; Bai, C. L.

    2010-08-15

    Excitation function of the quasielastic (QEL) scattering at a backward angle was measured for the weakly bound projectile {sup 9}Be, which bombarded a {sup 208}Pb target at near-barrier energies. Barrier distribution was extracted by means of the first derivative of the experimental cross sections with respect to the effective energies. Theoretical fusion barrier distribution has been calculated with the coupled-channels model and compared with the experimental barrier distribution. By this comparison, it is shown that the experimental barrier distribution extracted from QEL scattering is shifted to low energy by 1.5 MeV as compared with the theoretical one. This energy discrepancy between the theoretical prediction and the experimental data indicates the breakup is an important reaction mechanism in the colliding processes of the weakly bound projectile {sup 9}Be on a spherical target {sup 208}Pb.

  20. Assessment of the Breakup of the Antarctic Polar Vortex in Two New Chemistry-Climate Models

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    Hurwitz, M. M.; Newman, P. A.; Oman, L. D.; Li, F.; Morgenstern, O.; Braesicke, P.; Pyle, J. A.

    2010-01-01

    Successful simulation of the breakup of the Antarctic polar vortex depends on the representation of tropospheric stationary waves at Southern Hemisphere middle latitudes. This paper assesses the vortex breakup in two new chemistry-climate models (CCMs). The stratospheric version of the UK Chemistry and Aerosols model is able to reproduce the observed timing of the vortex breakup. Version 2 of the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS V2) model is typical of CCMs in that the Antarctic polar vortex breaks up too late; at 10 hPa, the mean transition to easterlies at 60 S is delayed by 12-13 days as compared with the ERA-40 and National Centers for Environmental Prediction reanalyses. The two models' skill in simulating planetary wave driving during the October-November period accounts for differences in their simulation of the vortex breakup, with GEOS V2 unable to simulate the magnitude and tilt of geopotential height anomalies in the troposphere and thus underestimating the wave driving. In the GEOS V2 CCM the delayed breakup of the Antarctic vortex biases polar temperatures and trace gas distributions in the upper stratosphere in November and December.

  1. Exclusive Measurements of Breakup Reactions in the {sup 7}Li+{sup 144}Sm System

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    Heimann, D. Martinez; Pacheco, A. J.; Arazi, A.; Figueira, J. M.; Negri, A.; Capurro, O. A.; Carnelli, P.; Fimiani, L.; Grinberg, P.; Marti, G. V.; Testoni, J. E.; Monteiro, D. S.; Marta, H. D.

    2009-03-04

    Breakup reactions induced by a 30 MeV {sup 7}Li beam on a {sup 144}Sm target were measured through the coincident detection of the light particles emitted in the reaction plane. The emphasis of the measurements and data analysis was placed in the complete characterization of the reaction by means of the identification of the breakup products and the experimental extraction of the physically relevant magnitudes. The coincident yield of the emitted light particles was compared with the results of kinematical calculations that were done assuming different distributions for these magnitudes and taking into account the geometric response of the detection system. The results of this comparison indicate in all cases a clear dominance of a process compatible with the breakup of {sup 6}Li through the 3{sup +} resonant state at 2.186 MeV following one-neutron transfer from the projectile to the target, over the breakup of the projectile itself. Relative cross sections as a function of the emission angle of the {sup 6}Li and the in-plane anisotropy of the subsequent emission of breakup products were extracted from the data.

  2. Effects of thermal quenching on the breakup of pyroclasts

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    Patel, A.; Manga, M.; Carey, R. J.; Degruyter, W.; Dufek, J.

    2012-12-01

    It is often assumed that magma fragments when it contacts water. Obsidian chips and glass spheres crack when quenched. Vesicular pyroclasts are made of similar glass, so thermal quenching may cause them to break more easily. We performed a set of experiments on air fall pumice from Medicine Lake, California. Density and texture of similar samples are described in Manga et al., Bull Volc 2010. We made "quenched" samples by heating natural pyroclasts to 600 °C, quenching them in water at 21 °C, drying them at 105 °C, and then cooling them to room temperature. We compare these samples with untreated air fall pumice from the same deposit, hereafter referred to as "regular" pumice. We tested whether quenched pumice would 1) shatter more easily in collisions and 2) abrade faster. Our collision experiment methods are described in Dufek et al., Nature Geoscience 2012. Our abrasion experiment methods are described in Manga et al., Bull Volc 2010. We also tested whether individual clasts lose mass upon quenching and whether they increase in effective wet density. Effective wet density is defined as underwater density of a clast when water occupies part of the pore space. Effective wet density, measured as a function of time after immersion, indicates the volume fraction of the pore space that becomes occupied by water. We compare effective wet density of individual clasts pre-quenching with effective wet density after having been quenched, thoroughly dried and then cooled to room temperature. An increase in effective wet density would suggest that bubble walls had been damaged during quenching, allowing water to occupy the pore space faster. We also compare pre-quenching and post-quenching textures using X-Ray Tomography (XRT) and SEM images. Results from collision experiments show no obvious difference between quenched pumice and regular pumice. Quenched pumice abraded more quickly than regular pumice. We find that 1 to 2 % of mass was lost during quenching. Effective wet density increased 0 to 2.5 %, as measured after 5 minutes immersion in water. Overall we see modest differences between quenched pumice and regular pumice in breakup, abrasion, mass, and effective wet density. Experimental results suggest that quenching may damage small parts of a clast but tends not to cause cracks that propagate easily through the clast. XRT and SEM imaging confirms that quenching only damages small external parts. This is in stark contrast to non-vesicular glass that develops large cracks on quenching.

  3. The Porcupine Basin: from rifting to continental breakup

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    Reston, Timothy; Gaw, Viola; Klaeschen, Dirk; McDermott, Ken

    2015-04-01

    Southwest of Ireland, the Porcupine Basin is characterized by axial stretching factors that increase southward to values greater than six and typical of rifted margins. As such, the basin can be regarded as a natural laboratory to investigate the evolution and symmetry of rifting leading towards continental separation and breakup, and in particular the processes of mantle serpentinisation, and the onset of detachment faulting. We have processed through to prestack depth migration a series of E-W profiles crossing the basin at different axial stretching factors and linked by a N-S profile running close to the rift axis. Our results constrain the structure of the basin and have implications for the evolution of rifted margins. In the north at a latitude of 52.25N, no clear detachment is imaged, although faults do appear to cut down into the mantle, so that serpentinisation may have started. Further south (51.75N), a bright reflection (here named P) cuts down to the west from the base of the sedimentary section, is overlain by small fault blocks and appears to represent a detachment fault. P may in part follow the top of partially serpentinized mantle: this interpretation is consistent with gravity modelling, with numerical models of crustal embrittlement and mantle serpentinization during extension and with wide-angle data (see posters of Prada and of Watremez). Furthermore, P closely resembles the S reflection west of Iberia, where such serpentinites are well documented. P develops where the crust was thinned to less than 3 km during rifting, again similar to S. Although overall the basin remains symmetrical, the consistent westward structural dip of the detachment implies that, at high stretching factors, extension became asymmetric. Analysis of the depth sections suggests that the detachment may have been active as a rolling hinge rooting at low-angle beneath the Porcupine Bank, consistent with the presence of a footwall of serpentinites. This requires very weak fault rocks, such as serpentinites. Reconstructions suggest that the detachment developed after the onset of serpentinisation and thus represents late stage of faulting within a complex polyphase rift history. Farther south still, a N-S running profile shows that P cuts up to form the top of the basement, and locally forms the top of what we interpret as exhumed mantle, since buried by postrift sediments. Thus detachment here appear to have been both responsible for the late-stage extension of the crust and the unroofing of the mantle. The same processes are likely to have occurred at magma poor rifted margins.

  4. Physics-Based Modeling of Meteor Entry and Breakup

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    Prabhu, Dinesh K.; Agrawal, Parul; Allen, Gary A.; Brandis, Aaron M.; Chen, Yih-Kanq; Jaffe, Richard L.; Saunders, David A.; Stern, Eric C.; Tauber, Michael E.; Venkatapathy, Ethiraj

    2015-01-01

    A new research effort at NASA Ames Research Center has been initiated in Planetary Defense, which integrates the disciplines of planetary science, atmospheric entry physics, and physics-based risk assessment. This paper describes work within the new program and is focused on meteor entry and breakup. Over the last six decades significant effort was expended in the US and in Europe to understand meteor entry including ablation, fragmentation and airburst (if any) for various types of meteors ranging from stony to iron spectral types. These efforts have produced primarily empirical mathematical models based on observations. Weaknesses of these models, apart from their empiricism, are reliance on idealized shapes (spheres, cylinders, etc.) and simplified models for thermal response of meteoritic materials to aerodynamic and radiative heating. Furthermore, the fragmentation and energy release of meteors (airburst) is poorly understood. On the other hand, flight of human-made atmospheric entry capsules is well understood. The capsules and their requisite heatshields are designed and margined to survive entry. However, the highest speed Earth entry for capsules is less than 13 km/s (Stardust). Furthermore, Earth entry capsules have never exceeded diameters of 5 m, nor have their peak aerothermal environments exceeded 0.3 atm and 1 kW/cm2. The aims of the current work are: (i) to define the aerothermal environments for objects with entry velocities from 13 to greater than 20 km/s; (ii) to explore various hypotheses of fragmentation and airburst of stony meteors in the near term; (iii) to explore the possibility of performing relevant ground-based tests to verify candidate hypotheses; and (iv) to quantify the energy released in airbursts. The results of the new simulations will be used to anchor said risk assessment analyses. With these aims in mind, state-of-the-art entry capsule design tools are being extended for meteor entries. We describe: (i) applications of current simulation tools to spherical geometries of diameters ranging from 1 to 100 m for an entry velocity of 20 km/s and stagnation pressures ranging from 1 to 100 atm; (ii) the influence of shape and departure of heating environment predictions from those for a simple spherical geometry; (iii) assessment of thermal response models for silica subject to intense radiation; and (iv) results for porosity-driven gross fragmentation of meteors, idealized as a collection of smaller objects. Lessons learned from these simulations will be used to help understand the Chelyabinsk meteor entry up to its first point of fragmentation.

  5. Physics-Based Modeling of Meteor Entry and Breakup

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    Prabhu, Dinesh K.; Agrawal, Parul; Allen, Gary A., Jr.; Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.; Brandis, Aaron M.; Chen, Yih-Kanq; Jaffe, Richard L.; Palmer, Grant E.; Saunders, David A.; Stern, Eric C.; Tauber, Michael E.; Venkatapathy, Ethiraj

    2015-01-01

    A new research effort at NASA Ames Research Center has been initiated in Planetary Defense, which integrates the disciplines of planetary science, atmospheric entry physics, and physics-based risk assessment. This paper describes work within the new program and is focused on meteor entry and breakup. Over the last six decades significant effort was expended in the US and in Europe to understand meteor entry including ablation, fragmentation and airburst (if any) for various types of meteors ranging from stony to iron spectral types. These efforts have produced primarily empirical mathematical models based on observations. Weaknesses of these models, apart from their empiricism, are reliance on idealized shapes (spheres, cylinders, etc.) and simplified models for thermal response of meteoritic materials to aerodynamic and radiative heating. Furthermore, the fragmentation and energy release of meteors (airburst) is poorly understood. On the other hand, flight of human-made atmospheric entry capsules is well understood. The capsules and their requisite heat shields are designed and margined to survive entry. However, the highest speed Earth entry for capsules is 13 kms (Stardust). Furthermore, Earth entry capsules have never exceeded diameters of 5 m, nor have their peak aerothermal environments exceeded 0.3 atm and 1 kWcm2. The aims of the current work are: (i) to define the aerothermal environments for objects with entry velocities from 13 to 20 kms; (ii) to explore various hypotheses of fragmentation and airburst of stony meteors in the near term; (iii) to explore the possibility of performing relevant ground-based tests to verify candidate hypotheses; and (iv) to quantify the energy released in airbursts. The results of the new simulations will be used to anchor said risk assessment analyses.With these aims in mind, state-of-the-art entry capsule design tools are being extended for meteor entries. We describe: (i) applications of current simulation tools to spherical geometries of diameters ranging from 1 to 100 m for an entry velocity of 20 kms and stagnation pressures ranging from 1 to 100 atm; (ii) the influence of shape and departure of heating environment predictions from those for a simple spherical geometry; (iii) assessment of thermal response models for silica subject to intense radiation; and (iv) results for porosity-driven gross fragmentation of meteors, idealized as a collection of smaller objects. Lessons learned from these simulations will be used to help understand the Chelyabinsk meteor entry up to its first point of fragmentation.

  6. Physics-Based Modeling of Meteor Entry and Breakup

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    Prabhu, Dinesh K.; Agrawal, Parul; Allen, Gary A., Jr.; Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.; Brandis, Aaron M.; Chen, Yih-Kang; Jaffe, Richard L.; Palmer, Grant E.; Saunders, David A.; Stern, Eric C.; Tauber, Michael E.; Venkatapathy, Ethiraj

    2015-01-01

    A new research effort at NASA Ames Research Center has been initiated in Planetary Defense, which integrates the disciplines of planetary science, atmospheric entry physics, and physics-based risk assessment. This paper describes work within the new program and is focused on meteor entry and breakup.Over the last six decades significant effort was expended in the US and in Europe to understand meteor entry including ablation, fragmentation and airburst (if any) for various types of meteors ranging from stony to iron spectral types. These efforts have produced primarily empirical mathematical models based on observations. Weaknesses of these models, apart from their empiricism, are reliance on idealized shapes (spheres, cylinders, etc.) and simplified models for thermal response of meteoritic materials to aerodynamic and radiative heating. Furthermore, the fragmentation and energy release of meteors (airburst) is poorly understood.On the other hand, flight of human-made atmospheric entry capsules is well understood. The capsules and their requisite heatshields are designed and margined to survive entry. However, the highest speed Earth entry for capsules is 13 kms (Stardust). Furthermore, Earth entry capsules have never exceeded diameters of 5 m, nor have their peak aerothermal environments exceeded 0.3 atm and 1 kW/sq cm. The aims of the current work are: (i) to define the aerothermal environments for objects with entry velocities from 13 to 20 kms; (ii) to explore various hypotheses of fragmentation and airburst of stony meteors in the near term; (iii) to explore the possibility of performing relevant ground-based tests to verify candidate hypotheses; and (iv) to quantify the energy released in airbursts. The results of the new simulations will be used to anchor said risk assessment analyses. With these aims in mind, state-of-the-art entry capsule design tools are being extended for meteor entries. We describe: (i) applications of current simulation tools to spherical geometries of diameters ranging from 1 to 100 m for an entry velocity of 20 kms and stagnation pressures ranging from 1 to 100 atm; (ii) the influence of shape and departure of heating environment predictions from those for a simple spherical geometry; (iii) assessment of thermal response models for silica subject to intense radiation; and (iv) results for porosity-driven gross fragmentation of meteors, idealized as a collection of smaller objects. Lessons learned from these simulations will be used to help understand the Chelyabinsk meteor entry up to its first point of fragmentation.

  7. Status of the investigation of the spin structure of d, {sup 3}H, and {sup 3}He at VBLHE using polarized and unpolarized deuteron beam

    SciTech Connect

    Janek, M. Ladygin, V. P. Azhgirey, L. S.; Uesaka, T.; Gurchin, Yu. V.; Hatano, M.; Itoh, K.; Isupov, A. Yu.; Karachuk, J.-T.; Kato, H.; Kawabata, T.; Krasnov, V. A.; Khrenov, A. N.; Kiselev, A. S.; Kizka, V. A.; Kliman, J.; Kurilkin, A. K.; Kurilkin, P. K.; Ladygina, N. B.; Livanov, A. N.

    2008-09-15

    The investigation of the spin structure of d, {sup 3}H, and {sup 3}He has been performed at the RIKEN acceleration research facility and VBLHE. Vector A{sub y} and tensor A{sub yy}, A{sub xx}, A{sub xz} analyzing powers for d-bar-vector d {yields} {sup 3}Hen and d-bar-vector d {yields} {sup 3}Hp are presented at 270 MeV. The mirror channels ({sup 3}Hen and {sup 3}Hp) are compared to each other in order to find possible manifestation of charge-symmetry breaking. The preliminary results on the polarization observables for d-bar-vector d {yields} {sup 3}Hp at 200MeV are also presented. The obtained data are compared with one-nucleon-exchange calculations. As a byproduct, d-bar-vector d {yields} pX and d-bar-vector {yields} {sup 12}C {yields} pX breakup reactions are investigated at 140, 200, and 270MeV. The experimental data on d-bar-vector p elastic scattering were obtained at 270, 880, and 2000 MeV at the Nuclotron. The polarization of the deuteron beam was measured at 270 MeV at the internal target station. The preliminary data on the vector A{sub y} and tensor A{sub yy}, A{sub xx} analyzing powers for the d-bar-vector p elastic scattering at 880 MeV are presented. The calculations on A{sub y}, A{sub yy}, and A{sub xx} analyzing powers for the d-bar-vector p elastic scattering at 880 MeV were performed in the framework of the multiple-scattering model.

  8. Semi-inclusive charged-pion electroproduction off protons and deuterons: Cross sections, ratios, and access to the quark-parton model at low energies

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    Asaturyan, R.; Ent, R.; Mkrtchyan, H.; Navasardyan, T.; Tadevosyan, V.; Adams, G. S.; Ahmidouch, A.; Angelescu, T.; Arrington, J.; Asaturyan, A.; et al

    2012-01-01

    A large set of cross sections for semi-inclusive electroproduction of charged pions (π±) from both proton and deuteron targets was measured. The data are in the deep-inelastic scattering region with invariant mass squared W2 > 4 GeV2 and range in four-momentum transfer squared 2 < Q2 < 4 (GeV/c)2, and cover a range in the Bjorken scaling variable 0.2 < x < 0.6. The fractional energy of the pions spans a range 0.3 < z < 1, with small transverse momenta with respect to the virtual-photon direction, Pt2 < 0.2 (GeV/c)2. The invariant mass that goes undetected, Mx or W',more » is in the nucleon resonance region, W' < 2 GeV. The new data conclusively show the onset of quark-hadron duality in this process, and the relation of this phenomenon to the high-energy factorization ansatz of electron-quark scattering and subsequent quark → pion production mechanisms. The x, z and Pt2 dependences of several ratios (the ratios of favored-unfavored fragmentation functions, charged pion ratios, deuteron-hydrogen and aluminum-deuteron ratios for π+ and π-) have been studied. The ratios are found to be in good agreement with expectations based upon a high-energy quark-parton model description. We find the azimuthal dependences to be small, as compared to exclusive pion electroproduction, and consistent with theoretical expectations based on tree-level factorization in terms of transverse-momentum-dependent parton distribution and fragmentation functions. In the context of a simple model, the initial transverse momenta of d quarks are found to be slightly smaller than for u quarks, while the transverse momentum width of the favored fragmentation function is about the same as for the unfavored one, and both fragmentation widths are larger than the quark widths.« less

  9. Neutron Production and Fast Deuteron Characteristics at the Plasma Focus Discharge

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    Kubes, P.; Kravarik, J.; Klir, D.; Rezac, K.; Scholz, M.; Paduch, M.; Ivanova-Stanik, I.; Karpinski, L.; Tomaszewski, K.

    2009-01-21

    This paper summarized the results of interferometry, X-ray and neutron diagnostics performed at the plasma focus facility filled with deuterium. The fusion processes are produced mainly in the dense and hot spherical structure of 2 cm diameter 5-8 cm in front of the anode. The electron temperature of this structure is about 750 eV and the density 5x10{sup 24}-5x10{sup 25}. The neutron energy distribution was calculated using time of flight analysis and showed the dominant direction of the fast deuteron velocity downstream. The deuteron energy distribution was estimated supposing isotropy distribution of the sum of opposite orientation. The total number of fast deuterons in the energy range of 10-400 keV is about 10{sup 18} with total energy of 20 kJ. Plasma in the spherical structure is heated dominantly with ion-ion Coulomb collisions of fast deuterons in the energy range below 10 keV.

  10. Momentum distribution of nucleons in the deuteron on the basis of the Moscow potential

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    Neudatchin, V. G.; Khokhlov, N. A.

    2013-06-15

    Themomentum distribution of nucleons in the deuteron is calculated for the Moscow and Paris nucleon-nucleon potentials. It is shown that the Moscow potential provides a better description of the distribution deduced from data on the reaction d(e, e Prime p)n in the region close to the kinematical region of quasielastic proton knockout.

  11. CNS Active Target for deuteron induced reactions with high intensity beams

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    Ota, Shinsuke; CAT Collaboration

    2014-09-01

    A gaseous active target based on GEM-TPC, named CAT, is being developed for the forward angle measurement of deuteron induced reactions in inverse kinematics, such as deuteron inelastic scattering (d,d') and charge exchange reaction (d,2p), especially with exotic beam. To perform missing mass spectroscopy in inverse kinematics, one needs to measure the momentum vector of very low energy recoiled particle (deuteron in our case). The CAT is operated with 0.4-atm deuterium gas and the low energy threshold for detection is about 0.5 MeV. Recently, the amplification part is modified to perform high luminosity measurement with 106-Hz beam. The property of GEM in deuterium gas was studied and 104 gain was achieved with three GEMs. The track of recoiled particle is deduced using charge division method with triangular shape readout pads. The measured position resolution was 300 ?m. The pilot experiments with 14O and 106-Hz 132Xe beam were performed at HIMAC with high intensity beam. The recoiled deuteron was successfully measured. In this talk, the results of pilot experiments and farther development for intense beam injection will be reported.

  12. Net-proton-number kurtosis and skewness in nuclear collisions: Influence of deuteron formation

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    Feckov, Zuzana; Steinheimer, Jan; Tomik, Boris; Bleicher, Marcus

    2015-12-01

    We explore the influence of deuteron formation in the late stage of nucleus-nucleus reactions on the fluctuations observed in the final net-proton yields around midrapidity. At each investigated energy, the produced (anti)proton yield at chemical freeze-out is assumed to fluctuate according to a Poisson distribution and in each event the probability for deuteron formation by coalescence is proportional to (dNproton/d y ) 2. The protons that are then clustered in deuterons are usually not included in the experimental measurement of the net-proton fluctuations, therefore, we subtract these clustered protons from the final state proton number for the calculation of the net-proton fluctuations (the same is done in the antiproton sector). Due to the nonlinear deuteron formation probability the resulting distribution is not a Skellam distribution, but shows the interesting feature of a decrease in the kurtosis ? ?2 and a local maximum in the skewness S ? observables as the collision energy decreases.

  13. Intense combined source of neutrons and photons for interrogation based on compact deuteron RF accelerator

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    Kurennoy, S. S.; Garnett, R. W.; Rybarcyk, L. J.

    2015-06-18

    Interrogation of special nuclear materials can benefit from mobile sources providing significant fluxes of neutrons (108/s at 2.5 MeV, 1010/s at 14.1 MeV) and of photons (>1012/s at 1-3 MeV). We propose a source that satisfies these requirements simultaneously plus also provides, via the reaction 11B(d,n)12C(γ15.1), a significant flux of 15-MeV photons, which are highly penetrating and optimal for inducing photo-fission in actinides. The source is based on a compact (< 5 m) deuteron RF accelerator that delivers an average current of a few mA of deuterons at 3-4 MeV to a boron target. The accelerator consists of a shortmore » RFQ followed by efficient inter-digital H-mode structures with permanent-magnet-quadrupole beam focusing [Kurennoy et al. (2012)], which suit perfectly for deuteron acceleration at low energies. Our estimates, based on recent measurements, indicate that the required fluxes of both neutrons and photons can be achieved at ~1 mA of 4-MeV deuterons. The goal of the proposed study is to confirm feasibility of the approach and develop requirements for future full system implementation.« less

  14. Intense combined source of neutrons and photons for interrogation based on compact deuteron RF accelerator

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    Kurennoy, S. S.; Garnett, R. W.; Rybarcyk, L. J.

    2015-06-18

    Interrogation of special nuclear materials can benefit from mobile sources providing significant fluxes of neutrons (108/s at 2.5 MeV, 1010/s at 14.1 MeV) and of photons (>1012/s at 1-3 MeV). We propose a source that satisfies these requirements simultaneously plus also provides, via the reaction 11B(d,n)12C(γ15.1), a significant flux of 15-MeV photons, which are highly penetrating and optimal for inducing photo-fission in actinides. The source is based on a compact (< 5 m) deuteron RF accelerator that delivers an average current of a few mA of deuterons at 3-4 MeV to a boron target. The accelerator consists of a short RFQ followed by efficient inter-digital H-mode structures with permanent-magnet-quadrupole beam focusing [Kurennoy et al. (2012)], which suit perfectly for deuteron acceleration at low energies. Our estimates, based on recent measurements, indicate that the required fluxes of both neutrons and photons can be achieved at ~1 mA of 4-MeV deuterons. The goal of the proposed study is to confirm feasibility of the approach and develop requirements for future full system implementation.

  15. The flux of secondary anti-deuterons and antihelium produced in the interstellar medium

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    Allkofer, O. C.; Brockhausen, D.

    1985-01-01

    Several measurements were performed to find antiprotons in the primary cosmic radiation. Because it is difficult to get completely separated secondarily produced antiprotons from primary ones, calculations based on accelerator results were performed for the flux of secondarily produced anti-deuterons and antihelium.

  16. Intense Combined Source of Neutrons and Photons for Interrogation Based on Compact Deuteron RF Accelerator

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kurennoy, S. S.; Garnett, R. W.; Rybarcyk, L. J.

    Interrogation of special nuclear materials can benefit from mobile sources providing significant fluxes of neutrons (108/s at 2.5 MeV, 1010/s at 14.1 MeV) and of photons (>1012/s at 1-3 MeV). We propose a source that satisfies these requirements simultaneously plus also provides, via the reaction 11B(d,n)12C(?15.1), a significant flux of 15-MeV photons, which are highly penetrating and optimal for inducing photo-fission in actinides. The source is based on a compact (< 5 m) deuteron RF accelerator that delivers an average current of a few mA of deuterons at 3-4 MeV to a boron target. The accelerator consists of a short RFQ followed by efficient inter-digital H-mode structures with permanent-magnet-quadrupole beam focusing [Kurennoy et al. (2012)], which suit perfectly for deuteron acceleration at low energies. Our estimates, based on recent measurements [Taddeucci et al. (2007)], indicate that the required fluxes of both neutrons and photons can be achieved at ?1 mA of 4-MeV deuterons. The goal of the proposed study is to confirm feasibility of the approach and develop requirements for future full- system implementation.

  17. Time reversal invariance violating and parity conserving effects in neutron-deuteron scattering

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    Song, Young-Ho; Gudkov, Vladimir; Lazauskas, Rimantas

    2011-08-15

    Time reversal invariance violating and parity conserving effects for low-energy elastic neutron-deuteron scattering are calculated for meson exchange and effective field theory type potentials in a distorted wave-born approximation using realistic hadronic wave functions, obtained by solving three-body Faddeev equations in configuration space.

  18. Comparative analysis of properties of channels of deuteron and tritium production in 16O p collisions at a projectile momentum of 3.25 GeV/ c per nucleon

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    Olimov, K.; Glagolev, V. V.; Gulamov, K. G.; Kurbanov, A.; Lutpullaev, S. L.; Olimov, A. K.; Petrov, V. I.; Yuldashev, A. A.

    2014-12-01

    The results of a comparative analysis of channels involving the inclusive production of deuterons and tritons in 16O p collisions at a projectile momentum of 3.25 GeV/ c per nucleon are presented. The mechanisms governing proton, deuteron, and triton production in the fragmentation of oxygen nuclei are found to be independent. It is shown that the observed proton-multiplicity correlations are associated predominantly with the character of the primary event of a proton-nucleon collision in 16O p interactions. It is found that, in reactions involving triton production, the contributions of processes leading to an increase in the mean proton multiplicity ( n ? p + ? - and np ? pn) and processes leading to its decrease ( p ? n + ? +) compensate each other.

  19. Comparative analysis of properties of channels of deuteron and tritium production in {sup 16}Op collisions at a projectile momentum of 3.25 GeV/c per nucleon

    SciTech Connect

    Olimov, K.; Glagolev, V. V.; Gulamov, K. G.; Kurbanov, A.; Lutpullaev, S. L.; Olimov, A. K.; Petrov, V. I.; Yuldashev, A. A.

    2014-12-15

    The results of a comparative analysis of channels involving the inclusive production of deuterons and tritons in {sup 16}Op collisions at a projectile momentum of 3.25 GeV/c per nucleon are presented. The mechanisms governing proton, deuteron, and triton production in the fragmentation of oxygen nuclei are found to be independent. It is shown that the observed proton-multiplicity correlations are associated predominantly with the character of the primary event of a proton-nucleon collision in {sup 16}Op interactions. It is found that, in reactions involving triton production, the contributions of processes leading to an increase in the mean proton multiplicity (n ? p + ?{sup ?} and np ? pn) and processes leading to its decrease (p ? n + ?{sup +}) compensate each other.

  20. Practical method to identify orbital anomaly as spacecraft breakup in the geostationary region

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    Uetsuhara, Masahiko; Hanada, Toshiya

    2013-09-01

    Identifying spacecraft breakup events is an essential issue for better understanding of the current orbital debris environment. This paper proposes an observation planning approach to identify an orbital anomaly, which appears as a significant discontinuity in archived orbital history, as a spacecraft breakup. The proposed approach is applicable to orbital anomalies in the geostationary region. The proposed approach selects a spacecraft that experienced an orbital anomaly, and then predicts trajectories of possible fragments of the spacecraft at an observation epoch. This paper theoretically demonstrates that observation planning for the possible fragments can be conducted. To do this, long-term behaviors of the possible fragments are evaluated. It is concluded that intersections of their trajectories will converge into several corresponding regions in the celestial sphere even if the breakup epoch is not specified and it has uncertainty of the order of several weeks.

  1. Experiments on breakups of a magnetic fluid drop through a micro-orifice

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chen, Ching-Yao; Chen, C.-H.; Lee, W.-F.

    2009-10-01

    We experimentally study the breakups of a ferrofluid drop passing through a narrow passage under the attraction of an external field. After passing through the orifice, the fluid thread starts to neck down significantly and eventually breaks to form new droplets. The dynamics of the ferrofluid breakup are analyzed parametrically, including the diameter of the orifice and the local field strength. The patterns of fluid breakups can be characterized by two measurements of the breaking droplets, such as their sizes and stretching lengths. These two characteristic measurements mainly depend on the diameter of the orifice. Breaking droplets with less stretching and smaller sizes are resulted from a narrower orifice. On the other hand, the number of total breaking droplets that represents the transport effectiveness of ferrofluids significantly depends on both the diameter of the orifice and the local field strength. While a stronger field generates more breaking droplets, a maximum number of breaking droplets occurs at an intermediate orifice's diameter.

  2. Contribution of electric quadrupole and dipole-quadrupole interference terms in Coulomb breakup of 15C

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Singh, P.; Kharb, S.; Singh, M.

    2014-02-01

    The effects of electric quadrupole ( E2) and dipole-quadrupole interference ( E1- E2) terms in the Coulomb breakup of 15C have been investigated within the framework of eikonal approximation. The sensitivity of Coulomb breakup cross section, differential in relative energy and Longitudinal Momentum Distribution (LMD) of core fragments, towards these terms have been examined. A very small (1% of E1) contribution of E2 transition has been predicted in integrated Coulomb breakup cross section. Further it is also found that the inclusion of E2 and E1- E2 terms introduces a small asymmetry in the peak of relative energy spectrum and also increases the peak height of the spectrum. The contribution of dipole-quadrupole interference terms is clearly shown in LMD, as it introduces an asymmetry in the shape of LMD and enhances the matching between the data and predictions.

  3. Formation of Long Tails during Breakup of Oil Droplets Mixed with Dispersants in Locally Isotropic Turbulence

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gopalan, Balaji; Katz, Joseph

    2008-11-01

    This study investigates experimentally, the effects of adding dispersants on the breakup of crude oil droplets in turbulent flows during oceanic spills. The current measurements are performed in a nearly homogeneous and isotropic turbulence facility, the central portion of which is characterized using 2-D PIV. Sample crude oil from Alaska National Slope is mixed with dispersant COREXIT 9527 and injected into the central portion of the turbulent facility. High speed, in-line digital holographic cinematography is utilized to visualize the breakup of droplets at high spatial and temporal resolution. We observe that, in some cases, after the droplet breaks up, the elongated portion of the droplet does not recoil, leaving an elongated tail, probably due to the low local surface tension. At high dispersant to oil ratios, extremely thin tails extend from the droplet, and are stretched by the flow. Breakup of these thin threads produces very small oil droplets, a desired effect during cleanup of oil spill.

  4. Droplet Deformation Prediction With the Droplet Deformation and Breakup Model (DDB)

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Vargas, Mario

    2012-01-01

    The Droplet Deformation and Breakup Model was used to predict deformation of droplets approaching the leading edge stagnation line of an airfoil. The quasi-steady model was solved for each position along the droplet path. A program was developed to solve the non-linear, second order, ordinary differential equation that governs the model. A fourth order Runge-Kutta method was used to solve the equation. Experimental slip velocities from droplet breakup studies were used as input to the model which required slip velocity along the particle path. The center of mass displacement predictions were compared to the experimental measurements from the droplet breakup studies for droplets with radii in the range of 200 to 700 mm approaching the airfoil at 50 and 90 m/sec. The model predictions were good for the displacement of the center of mass for small and medium sized droplets. For larger droplets the model predictions did not agree with the experimental results.

  5. Three-body breakup in dissociative electron attachment to the water molecule

    SciTech Connect

    Haxton, Daniel J.; Rescigno, Thomas N.; McCurdy, C. William

    2008-08-28

    We report the results of {\\em ab initio} calculations on dissociative electron attachment (DEA) to water that demonstrate the importance of including three-body breakup in the dissociation dynamics. While three-body breakup is ubiquitous in the analogous process of dissociative recombination, its importance in low-energy dissociative electron attachment to a polyatomic target has not previously been quantified. Our calculations, along with our earlier studies of DEA into two-body channels, indicate that three-body breakup is a major component of the observed O- cross section. The local complex potential model provides a generally accurate picture of the experimentallyobserved features in this system, reproducing some quantitatively, others qualitatively, and one not at all.

  6. Effect of breakup in the fusion of {sup 7}Li with {sup 165}Ho

    SciTech Connect

    Jha, V.; Kailas, S.

    2009-09-15

    The effect of {sup 7}Li breakup on the fusion of the {sup 7}Li+{sup 165}Ho system has been investigated using the continuum-discretized coupled channels (CDCC) calculations. Coupling of the breakup channel leads to a large enhancement in the total fusion cross sections at energies below the Coulomb barrier, while it leads to a small reduction of the fusion cross sections at above barrier energies. A large contribution to this enhancement is found because of dipole couplings arising from the L=0 continuum excitation of {sup 7}Li to its ground state. The dynamic polarization potential generated by the {sup 7}Li breakup couplings is found to have an attractive real part at below barrier energies, due to the dominance of dipole (E1) couplings. Inelastic couplings due to the target deformation are found to have negligible effects on the fusion cross section.

  7. Imaging and photometry of comet C/1999 S4 (LINEAR) before perihelion and after breakup.

    PubMed

    Farnham, T L; Schleicher, D G; Woodney, L M; Birch, P V; Eberhardy, C A; Levy, L

    2001-05-18

    We analyzed photometric measurements and images of comet C/LINEAR before perihelion and after its breakup. Results from our photometry data include a lower limit of 0.44 kilometer for the radius of the nucleus before breakup, and a determination that it was depleted in carbon-chain molecules relative to most other comets. Our imaging and modeling results, which include a constraint on the rotational state of the nucleus, indicate that the disintegration likely started on 18 or 19 July 2000. The total mass detectable in the dust tail after the breakup was 3 x 10(8) kilograms, comparable to one of the fragments in the Hubble Space Telescope images; we therefore infer that most of the comet's original mass is hidden in remnants between 1 millimeter and 50 meters in diameter. PMID:11359005

  8. Effects of earlier sea ice breakup on survival and population size of polar bears in western Hudson Bay

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    Regehr, E.V.; Lunn, N.J.; Amstrup, Steven C.; Stirling, I.

    2007-01-01

    Some of the most pronounced ecological responses to climatic warming are expected to occur in polar marine regions, where temperature increases have been the greatest and sea ice provides a sensitive mechanism by which climatic conditions affect sympagic (i.e., with ice) species. Population-level effects of climatic change, however, remain difficult to quantify. We used a flexible extension of Cormack-Jolly-Seber capture-recapture models to estimate population size and survival for polar bears (Ursus maritimus), one of the most ice-dependent of Arctic marine mammals. We analyzed data for polar bears captured from 1984 to 2004 along the western coast of Hudson Bay and in the community of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. The Western Hudson Bay polar bear population declined from 1,194 (95% CI = 1,020-1,368) in 1987 to 935 (95% CI = 794-1,076) in 2004. Total apparent survival of prime-adult polar bears (5-19 yr) was stable for females (0.93; 95% CI = 0.91-0.94) and males (0.90; 95% CI = 0.88-0.91). Survival of juvenile, subadult, and senescent-adult polar bears was correlated with spring sea ice breakup date, which was variable among years and occurred approximately 3 weeks earlier in 2004 than in 1984. We propose that this correlation provides evidence for a causal association between earlier sea ice breakup (due to climatic warming) and decreased polar bear survival. It may also explain why Churchill, like other communities along the western coast of Hudson Bay, has experienced an increase in human-polar bear interactions in recent years. Earlier sea ice breakup may have resulted in a larger number of nutritionally stressed polar bears, which are encroaching on human habitations in search of supplemental food. Because western Hudson Bay is near the southern limit of the species' range, our findings may foreshadow the demographic responses and management challenges that more northerly polar bear populations will experience if climatic warming in the Arctic continues as projected.

  9. On jet impingement and thin film breakup on a horizontal superhydrophobic surface

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    Prince, Joseph F.; Maynes, Daniel; Crockett, Julie

    2015-11-01

    When a vertical laminar jet impinges on a horizontal surface, it will spread out in a thin film. If the surface is hydrophobic and a downstream depth is not maintained, the film will radially expand until it breaks up into filaments or droplets. We present the first analysis and model that describes the location of this transition for both isotropic and anisotropic structured superhydrophobic (SH) surfaces. All surfaces explored are hydrophobic or SH, where the SH surfaces exhibit an apparent slip at the plane of the surface due to a shear free condition above the air filled cavities between the structures. The influence of apparent slip on the entire flow field is significant and yields behavior that deviates notably from classical behavior for a smooth hydrophilic surface where a hydraulic jump would form. Instead, break up into droplets occurs where the jet's outward radial momentum is balanced by the inward surface tension force of the advancing film. For hydrophobic surfaces, or SH surfaces with random micropatterning, the apparent slip on the surface is uniform in all directions and droplet breakup occurs in a circular pattern. When alternating rib/cavity microstructures are used to create the SH surface, the apparent slip varies as a function of the azimuthal coordinate, and thus, the breakup location is elliptically shaped. The thin film dynamics are modeled by a radial momentum analysis for a given jet Weber number and specified slip length and the location of breakup for multiple surfaces over a range of jet Weber numbers and realistic slip length values is quantified. The results of the analysis show that the breakup radius increases with increasing Weber number and slip length. The eccentricity of the breakup ellipse for the rib/cavity SH structures increases with increasing Weber number and slip length as well. A generalized model that allows prediction of the transition (break-up) location as a function of all influencing parameters is presented. Model results are compared to experimental measurements with very good agreement.

  10. The Dispersal of East Gondwana from Continental Breakup to the Start of the Cretaceous Quiet Zone

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    Davis, J. K.; Lawver, L. A.; Norton, I. O.; Gahagan, L.

    2014-12-01

    Existing plate models for the breakup of Africa and East Gondwana (Australia, East Antarctica, India, Madagascar, the Seychelles, and Sri Lanka) are problematic and require revision. Specific problems include the utilization of dubious Gondwana configurations, improbable plate motion, and/or a failure to satisfy the holistic marine magnetic anomaly data. I present here a new model for the breakup of East Gondwana. This new model begins from a constrained, pre-breakup, Gondwana configuration. Out of this initial "tight-fit" configuration, East Gondwana rifts from West Gondwana (Africa & South America) as a cohesive unit. During this breakup and subsequent seafloor spreading, East Gondwana is devoid of any internal compression or anomalous plate motion. The overall motion of East Gondwana is constrained by seafloor spreading in the coeval Somali Basin and Mozambique/Riiser Larsen Basins. Seafloor spreading in these basins is modeled using existing marine magnetic anomaly interpretations and satellite-derived gravity data. Our model is uniquely able to satisfy the magnetic anomaly observations in both of the aforementioned basins without invoking improbable plate motion or configurations. Additionally, our plate model provides valuable insight into the breakup of India and East Antarctica. In this model, we fix India to Madagascar from breakup to 90 Ma, thus eventual separation between India and East Antarctica is an output, not an input of our model. We suggest that this separation occurred diachronously from ~140 Ma in the east to ~120 Ma in the west. This modeled motion between India and East Antarctica agrees well with geophysical observations from the margin of East Antarctica and our preliminary analysis of margin character and variability.

  11. Bag breakup of low viscosity drops in the presence of a continuous air jet

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    Kulkarni, V. Sojka, P. E.

    2014-07-15

    This work examines the breakup of a single drop of various low viscosity fluids as it deforms in the presence of continuous horizontal air jet. Such a fragmentation typically occurs after the bulk liquid has disintegrated upon exiting the atomizer and is in the form of an ensemble of drops which undergo further breakup. The drop deformation and its eventual disintegration is important in evaluating the efficacy of a particular industrial process, be it combustion in automobile engines or pesticide spraying in agricultural applications. The interplay between competing influences of surface tension and aerodynamic disruptive forces is represented by the Weber number, We, and Ohnesorge number, Oh, and used to describe the breakup morphology. The breakup pattern considered in our study corresponds to that of a bag attached to a toroidal ring which occurs from ∼12 < We < ∼16. We aim to address several issues connected with this breakup process and their dependence on We and Oh which have been hitherto unexplored. The We boundary at which breakup begins is theoretically determined and the expression obtained, We=12(1+2/3Oh{sup 2}), is found to match well with experimental data ([L.-P. Hsiang and G. M. Faeth, Int. J. Multiphase Flow 21(4), 545–560 (1995)] and [R. S. Brodkey, “Formation of drops and bubbles,” in The Phenomena of Fluid Motions (Addison-Wesley, Reading, 1967)]). An exponential growth in the radial extent of the deformed drop and the streamline dimension of the bag is predicted by a theoretical model and confirmed by experimental findings. These quantities are observed to strongly depend on We. However, their dependence on Oh is weak.

  12. Bag breakup of low viscosity drops in the presence of a continuous air jet

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    Kulkarni, V.; Sojka, P. E.

    2014-07-01

    This work examines the breakup of a single drop of various low viscosity fluids as it deforms in the presence of continuous horizontal air jet. Such a fragmentation typically occurs after the bulk liquid has disintegrated upon exiting the atomizer and is in the form of an ensemble of drops which undergo further breakup. The drop deformation and its eventual disintegration is important in evaluating the efficacy of a particular industrial process, be it combustion in automobile engines or pesticide spraying in agricultural applications. The interplay between competing influences of surface tension and aerodynamic disruptive forces is represented by the Weber number, We, and Ohnesorge number, Oh, and used to describe the breakup morphology. The breakup pattern considered in our study corresponds to that of a bag attached to a toroidal ring which occurs from 12 < We < 16. We aim to address several issues connected with this breakup process and their dependence on We and Oh which have been hitherto unexplored. The We boundary at which breakup begins is theoretically determined and the expression obtained, We = 12( {1 + 2/3 Oh^2 } ), is found to match well with experimental data {[L.-P. Hsiang and G. M. Faeth, Int. J. Multiphase Flow 21(4), 545-560 (1995)] and [R. S. Brodkey, "Formation of drops and bubbles," in The Phenomena of Fluid Motions (Addison-Wesley, Reading, 1967)]}. An exponential growth in the radial extent of the deformed drop and the streamline dimension of the bag is predicted by a theoretical model and confirmed by experimental findings. These quantities are observed to strongly depend on We. However, their dependence on Oh is weak.

  13. Dye Tracers for Characterizing Breakup in Arctic Rivers: An Old School Solution for a Modern Conundrum

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    Schnabel, W.; Stephan, N.; Toniolo, H. A.; Kane, D. L.

    2011-12-01

    Discharge in arctic rivers is often near its annual maximum during spring breakup. However, the presence swiftly moving ice at this time of year leads to unsafe boating conditions, thus complicating the collection of discharge information through modern methods such as acoustic Doppler current profiling (ADCP). In this paper, we report the results of a study designed to evaluate the breakup discharge of Alaska's Itkillik River using Rhodamine WT, a fluorescent dye. Notable advantages of the method included the ability to inject and collect the dye without entering the water. A disadvantage of the method was the confounding effects of turbidity and/or suspended solids.

  14. Sparking limits, cavity loading, and beam breakup instability associated with high-current rf linacs

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    Faehl, R.J.; Lemons, D.S.; Thode, L.E.

    1982-01-01

    The limitations on high-current rf linacs due to gap sparking, cavity loading, and the beam breakup instability are studied. It appears possible to achieve cavity accelerating gradients as high as 35 MV/m without sparking. Furthermore, a linear analysis, as well as self-consistent particle simulations of a multipulsed 10 kA beam, indicated that only a negligible small fraction of energy is radiated into nonfundamental cavity modes. Finally, the beam breakup instability is analyzed and found to be able to magnify initial radial perturbations by a factor of no more than about 20 during the beam transit time through a 1 GeV accelerator.

  15. Cusping, capture, and breakup of interacting drops by a curvatureless boundary-integral algorithm

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    Zinchenko, Alexander Z.; Rother, Michael A.; Davis, Robert H.

    1999-07-01

    A three-dimensional boundary-integral algorithm for interacting deformable drops in Stokes flow is developed. The algorithm is applicable to very large deformations and extreme cases, including cusped interfaces and drops closely approaching breakup. A new, curvatureless boundary-integral formulation is used, containing only the normal vectors, which are usually much less sensitive than is the curvature to discretization errors. A proper regularization makes the method applicable to small surface separations and arbitrary [lambda], where [lambda] is the ratio of the viscosities of the drop and medium. The curvatureless form eliminates the difficulty with the concentrated capillary force inherent in two-dimensional cusps and allows simulation of three-dimensional drop/bubble motions with point and line singularities, while the conventional form can only handle point singularities. A combination of the curvatureless form and a special, passive technique for adaptive mesh stabilization allows three-dimensional simulations for high aspect ratio drops closely approaching breakup, using highly stretched triangulations with fixed topology. The code is applied to study relative motion of two bubbles or drops under gravity for moderately high Bond numbers [script B], when cusping and breakup are typical. The deformation-induced capture efficiency of bubbles and low-viscosity drops is calculated and found to be in reasonable agreement with available experiments of Manga & Stone (1993, 1995b). Three-dimensional breakup of the smaller drop due to the interaction with a larger one for [lambda]=O(1) is also considered, and the algorithm is shown to accurately simulate both the primary breakup moment and the volume partition by extrapolation for moderately supercritical conditions. Calculations of the breakup efficiency suggest that breakup due to interactions is significant in a sedimenting emulsion with narrow size distribution at [lambda]=O(1) and [script B][gt-or-equal, slanted]5 10. A combined capture and breakup phenomenon, when the smaller drop starts breaking without being released from the dimple formed on the larger one, is also observed in the simulations. A general classification of possible modes of two-drop interactions for [lambda]=O(1) is made.

  16. Monitoring ice break-up on the Mackenzie River using MODIS data

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    Muhammad, P.; Duguay, C.; Kang, K.-K.

    2016-03-01

    The aim of this study was to develop an approach for estimating ice break-up dates on the Mackenzie River (MR) using more than a decade of MODIS Level 3 500 m snow products (MOD/MYD10A1), complemented with 250 m Level 1B radiance products (MOD/MYD02QKM) from the Terra and Aqua satellite platforms. The analysis showed break-up began on average between days of year (DOYs) 115 and 125 and ended between DOYs 145 and 155 over 13 ice seasons (2001-2013), resulting in an average melt duration of ca. 30-40 days. Thermal processes were more important in driving ice break-up south of the MR confluence with the Liard River, while dynamically driven break-up was more important north of the Liard. A comparison of the timing of ice disappearance with snow disappearance from surrounding land areas of the MR with MODIS Level 3 snow products showed varying relationships along the river. Ice-off and snow-off timing were in sync north of the MR-Liard River confluence and over sections of the MR before it enters the Mackenzie Delta, but ice disappeared much later than snow on land in regions where thermal ice break-up processes dominated. MODIS observations revealed that channel morphology is a more important control of ice break-up patterns than previously believed with ice runs on the MR strongly influenced by channel morphology (islands and bars, confluences and channel constriction). Ice velocity estimates from feature tracking were able to be made in 2008 and 2010 and yielded 3-4-day average ice velocities of 1.21 and 1.84 m s-1 respectively, which is in agreement with estimates from previous studies. These preliminary results confirm the utility of daily MODIS data for monitoring ice break-up processes along the Mackenzie River. The addition of optical and synthetic aperture radar data from recent and upcoming satellite missions (e.g. Sentinel-1/2/3 and RADARSAT Constellation) would improve the monitoring of ice break-up in narrower sections of the MR.

  17. Breakup threshold anomaly in the elastic scattering of {sup 6}Li on {sup 27}Al

    SciTech Connect

    Figueira, J. M.; Niello, J. O. Fernandez; Abriola, D.; Arazi, A.; Capurro, O. A.; Barbara, E. de; Marti, G. V.; Heimann, D. Martinez; Negri, A. E.; Pacheco, A. J.; Padron, I.; Gomes, P. R. S.; Lubian, J.; Correa, T.; Paes, B.

    2007-01-15

    Elastic scattering of the weakly bound {sup 6}Li on {sup 27}Al was measured at near-barrier energies. The data analysis was performed using a Woods-Saxon shape optical potential and also using the double-folding Sao Paulo potential. The results show the presence of the breakup threshold anomaly (BTA), an anomalous behavior when compared with the scattering of tightly bound nuclei. This behavior is attributed to a repulsive polarization potential produced by the coupling to the continuum breakup states.

  18. Estimation of the nuclear distortion in the Coulomb breakup of 6Li into α + d in the field of 208Pb ion

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    Irgaziev, B. F.

    2014-04-01

    In this article the results of the evaluation of the contribution of nuclear disintegration, based on the basis of diffraction theory in the 208Pb(6Li, αd)208Pb Coulomb breakup at an energy of 156 MeV is presented. Comparison of the results of the calculation with the experimental data of Kiener et al. [Phys. Rev. C 44, 2195 (1991)] gives evidence for the dominance of the Coulomb dissociation mechanism and contribution of nuclear distortion, but essentially smaller than the value reported byHammache et al. [Phys. Rev. C 82, 065803 (2010)] and Sümmerer [Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 66, 298 (2011)].

  19. Mechanical behavior of tungsten shaped charge liner materials

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    Lassila, D.H.

    1993-08-01

    Radiographs of jets produced by shaped charges with tungsten liners have documented both ductile and brittle breakup behavior. The relationships between the varying breakup behavior of tungsten shaped charge jets and metallurgical characteristics and/or mechanical behavior of the liner are not understood. In this paper the mechanical behavior of warm-forged and chemical-vapor-deposition (CVD) tungsten is discussed relative to the typical deformation history of an element of liner material which becomes part of the jet. The analyses suggest the following: (1) tungsten liner material is damaged, or possibly pulverized, during shock loading at the high-explosive detonation front; (2) pulverized material is consolidated in the convergence zone under conditions of high pressure, and (3) variations in observed breakup behavior of tungsten may be related to high temperature embrittlement. The low temperature ductile-brittle transition temperature of tungsten (DBTT) is not believed to be directly related to observed variations in break-up behavior of jets.

  20. Breakup and Elastic Scattering in the {sup 9}Be + {sup 144}Sm system at near barrier energies

    SciTech Connect

    Paes, B.; Garcia, V. N.; Lubian, J.; Gomes, P. R. S.; Padron, I.

    2010-05-21

    Breakup and elastic scattering in the Be + {sup 144}Sm system, at near barrier energies, are investigated. We calculate theoretically the non-capture breakup cross section by performing coupled reaction channel calculations. The energy dependence of the optical potential does not show the usual threshold anomaly found in tightly bound systems.

  1. Effects of various lithospheric yield stresses and different mantle-heating modes on the breakup of the Pangea supercontinent

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    Yoshida, Masaki

    2014-05-01

    Numerical simulations of three-dimensional spherical mantle convection were performed to investigate the effects of various lithospheric yield stresses and two different mantle-heating modes (i.e., mixed heating from the bottom and interior and purely internal heating) on the breakup of the Pangea supercontinent and the subsequent continental drift for the past 200 Myr. Results show that the continental breakup and subsequent continental drift are accomplished in mantle convection models with two different heating modes. This implies that active upwelling plumes from the core-mantle boundary are not necessarily required for the breakup of Pangea. In addition, I found that the continental breakup is only realized when choosing a moderate value of the yield stress (~120 MPa). The bound on the yield stress derived in the present study will potentially enable the self-consistent reconstruction of continental breakup and drift as well as the accompanying pattern on mantle convection since 200 Ma.

  2. Radiative Capture of Neutrons and Deuterons Into CARBON-13: Evidence for a Secondary Doorway State Effect

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    August, Robert Andrew, Jr.

    Differential cross sections were measured at a detector angle of 90(DEGREES) in the lab for the ('12)C(n,(gamma)(,0))('13)C reaction at 19 incident neutron energies between 6.5 and 18.5 MeV. This energy region spans the pygmy and T(,<) giant dipole resonances in ('13)C. Angular distributions of cross section were measured for this reaction at 7 incident neutron energies between 12.0 and 18.5 MeV. Angular distributions of vector analyzing power were measured for the ('12)C((')n,(gamma)(,0))('13)C reaction at 4 incident neutron energies between 12.0 and 18.2 MeV, analyzing powers were measured at 125(DEGREES) neutron energies of 15.4, 17.4, and 18.8 MeV. The angular distributions show a rapid energy dependence just below the peak of the giant dipole resonance. This energy dependent structure in the angular distributions occurs at the same excitation energy as a resonance in the ('11)B(d,(gamma)(,0))('13)C reaction. A study of the deuteron capture reaction in this energy region was therefore under- taken. The 90(DEGREES) differential cross sections were measured for the ('11)B(d,(gamma)(,0))('13)C reaction at 11 deuteron beam energies between 1.65 and 3.50 MeV. Angular distributions of cross section were measured at deuteron beam energies of 1.6, 1.8, 2.0, and 4.0 MeV. Angular distributions of vector and tensor (T(,20)((THETA))) analyzing power were measured at deuteron beam energies of 2.0 and 4.0 MeV, with 55(DEGREES) and 125(DEGREES) vector analyzing powers being measured at 1.6 and 1.8 MeV. Both data sets were fit simultaneously using a formalism which described the ('11)B(d,(gamma)(,0))('13)C resonance as a secondary doorway state, with the T(,<) giant dipole resonance (seen through the neutron capture data) being a primary doorway state. The data were well described by this fit, most notably the rapid energy dependence in the neutron capture angular distributions. A shell model calculation of the expected strength of this interaction agreed well with the strength found by fitting the data. It was found to be possible to describe the deuteron capture angular distributions (the doorway state formalism leaves these independent of the rest of the analysis) fairly well using a simple "deuteron cluster" model of the ('13)C ground state.

  3. Deuteron and antideuteron production in Au+Au collisions at square root of s(NN)=200 GeV.

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    2005-04-01

    The production of deuterons and antideuterons in the transverse momentum range 1.1deuteron and antideuteron spectra with that of proton and antiproton, has been performed. The coalescence probability is equal for both deuterons and antideuterons and it increases as a function of p(T), which is consistent with an expanding collision zone. Comparing (anti)proton yields, p /p=0.73+/-0.01, with (anti)deuteron yields, d /d=0.47+/-0.03, we estimate that n /n=0.64+/-0.04. The nucleon phase space density is estimated from the coalescence measurement. PMID:15903909

  4. Field and experimental constraints on the deformation and break-up up of injected magma (Invited)

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    Hodge, K. F.; Carazzo, G.; Jellinek, M.

    2010-12-01

    Understanding the mechanics that control mafic schlieren and enclave formation is a central issue in volcanology for interpreting the conditions of the unerupted material in a chamber. Field observations from the Tuolumne Intrusive Suite (TIS), USA, demonstrate that meter-scale migrating tubes, or ladder dikes, can be strongly deformed by shearing motions in the magma chamber. These delicate features offer preserved length scales of deformation that can be used to infer fundamental quantities controlling the rheology of silicic magma. Here we investigate what governs the dynamics of these tube-like structures in a shear flow using analog experiments, which are motivated by field observations from the TIS. Using variations in yield strength of the injected material, buoyancy, and ambient flow behavior, we aim to characterize the deformation of the tubes under a wide range of conditions. The experiments are conducted in an 8 cm high and 60 cm wide cylindrical tank. In all experiments the tank is filled to a depth of 7 cm with corn syrup (? = 1430 kg/m3, = 280 Pa s). A rigid rotating plate is driven from above by an external motor creating a simple shear flow in the corn syrup with rotation speeds varying between 0.08 - 12 rpm. The experiment involves a downward injection of a controlled volume of a particle-fluid mixture. The fluid is the same corn syrup used for the ambient fluid and the particles are glass powder (? = 2600 kg/m3, d = 1m) and zirconium silicate spheres (? = 3600 kg/m3, d=0.4mm). Our results show that the particle-fluid tube may follow two end-member regimes depending on the shear stress/buoyancy force ratio (V*) and the viscous stress/yield stress ratio (R) imposed initially. At low R values (< 1) and low V* values (<100) as well as all R values for V* > 100, the injected tube becomes gravitationally unstable and breaks up into blobs separated by thin strands of interstitial tube material. At high R values (> 1) and low V* values (<100), the injected tube is too stiff and does not go unstable or breakup. Initial field observations of migrating tubes (Paterson 2009) in the TIS suggest that the break-up of these features can be linked to the yield strength of the magma during deformation. Here, we present a field investigation that includes detailed mapping of ~100 migrating tubes in the Cathedral Peak Granite (along with some tubes in the Half Dome granite). Preliminary results suggest that a few long tubes appear to have been broken up into regularly spaced sections. Interestingly, the majority of the mapped tubes (specifically where they occur in large clusters) are located near a contact with either host rock or another intrusive unit in the TIS and are oriented roughly perpendicular to that contact. The preserved length scales of deformation are compared to experimental regimes in which tubes break up into blobs.

  5. Bouncing Back from a Breakup: Attachment, Time Perspective, Mental Health, and Romantic Loss

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    Gilbert, Steven P.; Sifers, Sarah K.

    2011-01-01

    Coping with a romantic breakup is a normal developmental task of emerging adulthood. Because of their role in influencing interpersonal relationships and adjustment, attachment history and time perspectives may influence resilience to romantic loss. In an online survey of 1,404 university students ages 18-25 who reported experiencing recent

  6. Real-Time Characterization of Formation and Breakup of Iridium Clusters in Highly Dealuminated Zeolite Y

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    Uzun, Alper; Gates, Bruce C.

    2009-01-15

    The chemistry of formation of iridium clusters from mononuclear iridium diethylene complexes anchored in dealuminated Y zeolite, and their subsequent breakup -- all including changes in the metal-metal, metal-support, and metal-ligand interactions -- is demonstrated by time-resolved EXAFS, XANES, and IR spectroscopy.

  7. Effects of gravity on the breakup and instability of a viscous compound jet

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    Afzaal, Muhammad F.; Uddin, Jamal; Decent, Stephen P.; Alsharif, Abdullah M.

    2015-08-01

    Encapsulated droplet formation resulting from the rupture and breakup of a compound liquid thread has numerous applications in industry. Understanding the process through which a compound thread will breakup and form droplets of a desired size is thus of great relevance and may help in developing refined experimental techniques. In this paper, we investigate the breakup and the instability of a viscous compound thread falling under gravity. The governing equations are formulated and a reduced one-dimensional set of equations is obtained using an asymptotic approach. The steady-state solutions, which are dependent on the axial distance along the thread, are determined using a modified Newtons method. Thereafter, we present a linear temporal instability analysis to study the effects of how key parameters affect the structure and onset of rupture. Finally, we investigate the nonlinear behaviour of waves along the free surface through using a finite difference scheme based on the Lax-Wendroff method and we obtain the breakup times and the sizes of main and satellite droplets.

  8. Beam Dynamics Simulation Platform and Studies of Beam Breakup in Dielectric Wakefield Structures

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    Schoessow, P.; Kanareykin, A.; Jing, C.; Kustov, A.; Altmark, A.; Gai, W.

    2010-11-04

    A particle-Green's function beam dynamics code (BBU-3000) to study beam breakup effects is incorporated into a parallel computing framework based on the Boinc software environment, and supports both task farming on a heterogeneous cluster and local grid computing. User access to the platform is through a web browser.

  9. Systematics of the breakup probability function for 6Li and 7Li projectiles

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    Capurro, O. A.; Pacheco, A. J.; Arazi, A.; Carnelli, P. F. F.; Fernández Niello, J. O.; Martinez Heimann, D.

    2016-01-01

    Experimental non-capture breakup cross sections can be used to determine the probability of projectile and ejectile fragmentation in nuclear reactions involving weakly bound nuclei. Recently, the probability of both type of dissociations has been analyzed in nuclear reactions involving 9Be projectiles onto various heavy targets at sub-barrier energies. In the present work we extend this kind of systematic analysis to the case of 6Li and 7Li projectiles with the purpose of investigating general features of projectile-like breakup probabilities for reactions induced by stable weakly bound nuclei. For that purpose we have obtained the probabilities of projectile and ejectile breakup for a large number of systems, starting from a compilation of the corresponding reported non-capture breakup cross sections. We parametrize the results in accordance with the previous studies for the case of beryllium projectiles, and we discuss their systematic behavior as a function of the projectile, the target mass and the reaction Q-value.

  10. Characterization of the 2012-044C Briz-M Upper Stage Breakup

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    Matney, M. J.; Hamilton, J.; Horstman, M.; Papanyan, V.

    2013-01-01

    On 6 August, 2012, Russia launched two commercial satellites aboard a Proton rocket, and attempted to place them in geosynchronous orbit using a Briz-M upper stage (2012-044C, SSN 38746). Unfortunately, the upper stage failed early in its burn and was left stranded in an elliptical orbit with a perigee in low Earth orbit (LEO). Because the stage failed with much of its fuel on board, it was deemed a significant breakup risk. These fears were confirmed when it broke up 16 October, creating a large cloud of debris with perigees below that of the International Space Station. The debris cloud was tracked by the US Space Surveillance Network (SSN), which can reliably detect and track objects down to about 10 cm in size. Because of the unusual geometry of the breakup, there was an opportunity for NASA Orbital Debris Program Office to use specialized radar assets to characterize the extent of the debris cloud in sizes smaller than the standard debris tracked by the SSN. This paper will describe the observation campaign to measure the small particle distributions of this cloud, and presents the results of the analysis of the data. We shall compare the data to the modelled size distribution, number, and shape of the cloud, and what implications this may have for future breakup debris models. We shall conclude the paper with a discussion how this measurement process can be improved for future breakups.

  11. Spiral breakup and defect dynamics in a model for intracellular Ca 2+ dynamics

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    Falcke, M.; Br, M.; Lechleiter, J. D.; Hudson, J. L.

    1999-05-01

    Pattern formation is investigated near the breakup instability of rotating spiral waves in a model for intracellular Ca 2+ dynamics. Our results show that spiral breakup is strongly dependent on the inactivation parameter of the inositol 1,4,5 triphosphate receptor ion channel. We compute the pulse train instability reponsible for spiral breakup and investigate the influence of the system size. The instability of planar pulse trains is a long wavelength (with respect to the perturbations) Eckhaus instability, that appears upon decrease of the wavelength of the pulse train. Secondly, we study the dynamics of topological defects in the spatiotemporally chaotic state emerging from the spiral breakup. This regime is charcterized by a variance of the number of defects that is considerably smaller than the corresponding mean value. Global characteristics like the creation and annihilation rate and the probability distribution of the number of defects are calculated. The defect transport is characterized by its diffusivity. Most defects move subdiffusively within their lifetime as a consequence of meandering.

  12. Beam Dynamics Simulation Platform and Studies of Beam Breakup in Dielectric Wakefield Structures

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    Schoessow, P.; Kanareykin, A.; Jing, C.; Kustov, A.; Altmark, A.; Gai, W.

    2010-11-01

    A particle-Green's function beam dynamics code (BBU-3000) to study beam breakup effects is incorporated into a parallel computing framework based on the Boinc software environment, and supports both task farming on a heterogeneous cluster and local grid computing. User access to the platform is through a web browser.

  13. DebriSat - A Planned Laboratory-Based Satellite Impact Experiment for Breakup Fragment Characterizations

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    Liou, Jer-Chyi; Clark, S.; Fitz-Coy, N.; Huynh, T.; Opiela, J.; Polk, M.; Roebuck, B.; Rushing, R.; Sorge, M.; Werremeyer, M.

    2013-01-01

    The goal of the DebriSat project is to characterize fragments generated by a hypervelocity collision involving a modern satellite in low Earth orbit (LEO). The DebriSat project will update and expand upon the information obtained in the 1992 Satellite Orbital Debris Characterization Impact Test (SOCIT), which characterized the breakup of a 1960 s US Navy Transit satellite. There are three phases to this project: the design and fabrication of DebriSat - an engineering model representing a modern, 60-cm/50-kg class LEO satellite; conduction of a laboratory-based hypervelocity impact to catastrophically break up the satellite; and characterization of the properties of breakup fragments down to 2 mm in size. The data obtained, including fragment size, area-to-mass ratio, density, shape, material composition, optical properties, and radar cross-section distributions, will be used to supplement the DoD s and NASA s satellite breakup models to better describe the breakup outcome of a modern satellite.

  14. Application of the complex scaling method for few-body scattering problems including the breakup

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    Lazauskas, Rimantas

    2014-12-01

    A formalism based on the complex-scaling method is used to solve a few-particle scattering problem in configuration space. This method allows to use trivial boundary conditions and is compatible with most of the bound state techniques. In this contribution calculations of neutron scattering on triton is presented using realistic nuclear Hamiltonians for neutron energies above four-nucleon breakup threshold.

  15. Characterization of the 2012-044c Briz-M Upper Stage Breakup

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    Matney, M. J.; Hamilton, Joseph; Papanyan, Valen

    2013-01-01

    On 6 August, 2012, Russia launched two commercial satellites aboard a Proton rocket, and attempted to place them in geosynchronous orbit using a Briz-M upper stage (2012-044C, SSN 38746). Unfortunately, the upper stage failed early in its burn and was left stranded in an elliptical orbit with a perigee in low Earth orbit (LEO). Because the stage failed with much of its fuel on board, it was deemed a significant breakup risk. These fears were confirmed when it broke up 16 October, creating a large cloud of debris with perigees below that of the International Space Station. The debris cloud was tracked by the US Space Surveillance Network (SSN), which can reliably detect and track objects down to about 10 cm in size. Because of the unusual geometry of the breakup, there was an opportunity for NASA Orbital Debris Program Office to request radar assets to characterize the extent of the debris cloud in sizes smaller than the standard debris tracked by the SSN. This paper will describe the observation campaign to measure the small particle distributions of this cloud, and presents the results of the analysis of the data. We shall compare the data to the modelled size distribution, number, and shape of the cloud, and what implications this may have for future breakup debris models. We shall conclude the paper with a discussion how this measurement process can be improved for future breakups.

  16. Bouncing Back from a Breakup: Attachment, Time Perspective, Mental Health, and Romantic Loss

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    Gilbert, Steven P.; Sifers, Sarah K.

    2011-01-01

    Coping with a romantic breakup is a normal developmental task of emerging adulthood. Because of their role in influencing interpersonal relationships and adjustment, attachment history and time perspectives may influence resilience to romantic loss. In an online survey of 1,404 university students ages 18-25 who reported experiencing recent…

  17. Effect of interior surface finish on the break-up of commercial shaped charge liners

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    Baker, E L; Schwartz, A J

    1999-08-11

    A series of experiments aimed at understanding the influence of the liner interior surface finish on the break-up of shaped charge jets has been completed. The experiments used a standard 81-mm shaped charge design, loaded with LX-14 high explosive; incorporating high-precision copper shaped charged liners. The results indicate that a significant reduction of jet break-up time occurs between a surface finish of 99.30 microinches and 375.65 microinches. Surface finishes of 4.78, 44.54 and 99.30 microinches produced significantly better ductility and associated break-up times than the 375.65-microinch finish. The baseline production process high-precision liners were measured to have an average surface finish of 44.54 microinches. The results show that for the shaped charge warhead geometry and explosive combination investigated, some care must be taken in respect to surface finish, but that very fine surface finishes do not significantly improve the jet ductility and associated break-up times.

  18. Four-body calculation of {sup 6}He breakup with the Coulomb-corrected eikonal method

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    Baye, D.; Capel, P.; Descouvemont, P.; Suzuki, Y.

    2009-02-15

    The elastic breakup of a three-body projectile on a target is studied within the eikonal approximation with full account of final-state interactions. Bound and scattering states are calculated in hyperspherical coordinates on a Lagrange mesh. A correction is introduced to avoid the divergence of breakup cross sections due to the Coulomb interaction. The eikonal approximation allows the direct calculation of various cross sections, and in particular multidifferential cross sections can be obtained. The model is applied to the breakup of {sup 6}He on {sup 208}Pb. The {sup 6}He halo nucleus is described within a three-body {alpha}+n+n model involving effective {alpha}n and nn interactions. The eikonal phase is obtained from optical potentials between {alpha} and n, and the target. Around 0.8 MeV, the total breakup cross sections exhibit a narrow 2{sup +} resonant peak superimposed over a broad bump corresponding to a 1{sup -} resonance. These results suffer from a disagreement with experimental data at 240 MeV/nucleon, where cross sections are much smaller at low energies. The obtained E1 strength distribution resembles other theoretical results and reopens a long-standing problem about the existence of a 1{sup -} low-energy resonance in the {sup 6}He continuum.

  19. Fusion, reaction, and breakup cross sections of {sup 9}Be on a light mass target

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    Marti, G.V.; Capurro, O.A.; Pacheco, A.J.; Testoni, J.E.; Ramirez, M.; Arazi, A.; Gomes, P.R.S.; Padron, I.; Anjos, R.M.; Lubian, J.; Crema, E.

    2005-02-01

    The total fusion cross section for the {sup 9}Be+{sup 27}Al system has been measured at energies close and above the Coulomb barrier. Reaction cross sections for this system were derived from elastic scattering data, and the breakup-plus-transfer-channel cross sections were estimated from the difference between these data and measured cross-section fusion.

  20. Numerical simulations of the early stages of high-speed droplet breakup

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    Meng, J. C.; Colonius, T.

    2015-07-01

    Experiments reported in the literature are reproduced using numerical simulations to investigate the early stages of the breakup of water cylinders in the flow behind normal shocks. Qualitative features of breakup observed in the numerical results, such as the initial streamwise flattening of the cylinder and the formation of tips at its periphery, support previous experimental observations of stripping breakup. Additionally, the presence of a transitory recirculation region at the cylinder's equator and a persistent upstream jet in the wake is noted and discussed. Within the uncertainties inherent to the different methods used to extract measurements from experimental and numerical results, comparisons with experimental data of various cylinder deformation metrics show good agreement. To study the effects of the transition between subsonic and supersonic post-shock flow, we extend the range of incident shock Mach numbers beyond those investigated by the experiments. Supersonic post-shock flow velocities are not observed to significantly alter the cylinder's behavior, i.e., we are able to effectively collapse the drift, acceleration, and drag curves for all simulated shock Mach numbers. Using a new method that minimizes noise errors, the cylinder's acceleration is calculated; acceleration curves for all shock Mach numbers are subsequently collapsed by scaling with the pressure ratio across the incident shock. Furthermore, we find that accounting for the cylinder's deformed diameter in the calculation of its unsteady drag coefficient allows the drag coefficient to be approximated as a constant over the initial breakup period.

  1. Simulation of liquid drop breakup behavior in a flow field using discrete element techniques

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    Harper, F. T.; Gorham, E. D.; El-Genk, M. S.

    In this study, a discrete element technique was used to simulate drop breakup in two dimensions. A series of simulations in which the drop breakup occurred in the presence of a flow field was performed. The density ratio of the flow field to the drop in the simulations was comparable to many of the isothermal liquid/liquid drop breakup experiments performed to investigate hydrodynamic breakup during Fuel Coolant Interactions (FCI's). The randomly directed internal kinetic energy of the drop increased rapidly at the beginning of the interaction between the drop and the flow field due to momentum transfer from the flow field to the drop. After the initial increase in internal energy of the drop, the momentum transferred from the flow field to the drop in the form of translational kinetic energy of the center of mass of the drop. It was also observed that the drops simulated in the presence of a flow field required higher internal kinetic energies to fragment than did the drops observed in the simulations performed in the absence of a flow field.

  2. Type of Writing Task and College Students' Meaning Making Following a Romantic Breakup

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    Primeau, Joanna E.; Servaty-Seib, Heather L.; Enersen, Donna

    2013-01-01

    In this study, the authors examined the potential effects of type of writing task (loss/gain vs. general prompt) on the narrative content offered by college students (N = 41) who experienced romantic breakup. Qualitative analyses indicated differences based on type of writing task. Students who received the loss/gain prompt exhibited more

  3. Characterization of the 2012-044C BRIZ-M Upper Stage Breakup

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    Matney, M. J.; Hamilton, J.; Horstman, M.; Papanyan, V.

    2013-08-01

    On 6 August 2012, Russia launched two commercial satellites aboard a Proton rocket, and attempted to place them in geosynchronous orbit using a Briz-M upper stage (2012-044C, SSN 38746). Unfortunately, the upper stage failed early in its burn and was left stranded in an elliptical orbit with a perigee in low Earth orbit (LEO). Because the stage failed with much of its fuel on board, it was deemed a significant breakup risk. These fears were confirmed when it broke up 16 October, creating a large cloud of debris with perigees below that of the International Space Station. The debris cloud was tracked by the U.S. Space Surveillance Network (SSN), which can reliably detect and track objects down to about 10 cm in size. Because of the unusual geometry of the breakup, there was an opportunity for the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office to use specialized radar assets to characterize the extent of the debris cloud in sizes smaller than the standard debris tracked by the SSN. This paper describes the observation campaign to measure the small particle distributions of this cloud and presents the results of the data analysis. We shall compare the data to the modelled size distribution, number, and shape of the cloud, and what implications this may have for future breakup debris models. We shall conclude the paper with a discussion about how this measurement process can be improved for future breakups.

  4. Preservation and control of the proton and deuteron polarizations in the proposed electron-ion collider at Jefferson Lab

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    Kondratenko, Anatoliy; Derbenev, Yaroslav S.; Filatov, Yury; Lin, Fanglei; Morozov, Vasiliy; Kondratenko, M. A.; Zhang, Yuhong

    2014-01-01

    We propose a scheme of preserving the proton and deuteron beam polarizations during acceleration and storage in the proposed electron-ion collider at Jefferson Lab. This scheme allows one to provide both the longitudinal and transverse polarization orientations of the proton and deuteron beams at the interaction points of the figure-8 ion collider ring. We discuss questions of matching the polarization direction at all stages of the beam transport including the pre-booster, large booster and ion collider ring.

  5. The dynamics of continental breakup-related magmatism on the Norwegian volcanic margin

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    Breivik, A. J.; Faleide, J. I.; Mjelde, R.

    2004-12-01

    The Vøring margin off mid-Norway was initiated during the earliest Eocene (~54 Ma), and large volumes of magmatic rocks were emplaced during and after continental breakup. In 2003, an ocean bottom seismometer survey was acquired on the Norwegian margin to constrain continental breakup and early seafloor spreading processes. The profile P-wave model described here crosses the northern part of the Vøring Plateau. Maximum igneous crustal thickness was found to be 18 km, decreasing to ~6.5 km over ~6 M.y. after continental breakup. Both the volume and the duration of excess magmatism after breakup is about twice of what is observed off the Møre Margin south of the Jan Mayen Fracture Zone, which offsets the margin segments by ~170 km. A similar reduction in magmatism occurs to the north over an along-margin distance of ~100 km to the Lofoten margin, but without a margin offset. There is a strong correlation between magma productivity and early plate spreading rate, which are highest just after breakup, falling with time. This is seen both at the Møre and the Vøring margin segments, suggesting a common cause. A model for the breakup- related magmatism should be able to (1) explain this correlation, (2) the magma production peak at breakup, and (3) the magmatic segmentation. Proposed end-member hypotheses are elevated upper-mantle temperatures caused by a hot mantle plume, or edge-driven small-scale convection fluxing mantle rocks through the melt zone. Both the average P-wave velocity and the major-element data at the Vøring margin indicate a low degree of melting consistent with convection. However, small scale convection does not easily explain the issues listed above. An elaboration of the mantle plume model by N. Sleep, in which buoyant plume material fills the rift-topography at the base of the lithosphere, can explain these: When the continents break apart, the buoyant plume-material flows up into the rift zone, causing excess magmatism by both elevated temperature and excess flux, and magmatism dies off as this rift-restricted material is spent. The buoyancy of the plume-material also elevates the plate boundaries and enhances plate spreading forces initially. The rapid drop in magma productivity to the north correlates with the northern boundary of the wide and deep Cretaceous Vøring Basin, thus less plume material was accommodated off Lofoten. This model predicts that the magma segmentation will show little variation in the geochemical signature.

  6. The dynamics of continental breakup-related magmatism on the Norwegian volcanic margin

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    Breivik, A. J.; Faleide, J. I.; Mjelde, R.

    2007-12-01

    The Vøring margin off mid-Norway was initiated during the earliest Eocene (~54 Ma), and large volumes of magmatic rocks were emplaced during and after continental breakup. In 2003, an ocean bottom seismometer survey was acquired on the Norwegian margin to constrain continental breakup and early seafloor spreading processes. The profile P-wave model described here crosses the northern part of the Vøring Plateau. Maximum igneous crustal thickness was found to be 18 km, decreasing to ~6.5 km over ~6 M.y. after continental breakup. Both the volume and the duration of excess magmatism after breakup is about twice of what is observed off the Møre Margin south of the Jan Mayen Fracture Zone, which offsets the margin segments by ~170 km. A similar reduction in magmatism occurs to the north over an along-margin distance of ~100 km to the Lofoten margin, but without a margin offset. There is a strong correlation between magma productivity and early plate spreading rate, which are highest just after breakup, falling with time. This is seen both at the Møre and the Vøring margin segments, suggesting a common cause. A model for the breakup- related magmatism should be able to (1) explain this correlation, (2) the magma production peak at breakup, and (3) the magmatic segmentation. Proposed end-member hypotheses are elevated upper-mantle temperatures caused by a hot mantle plume, or edge-driven small-scale convection fluxing mantle rocks through the melt zone. Both the average P-wave velocity and the major-element data at the Vøring margin indicate a low degree of melting consistent with convection. However, small scale convection does not easily explain the issues listed above. An elaboration of the mantle plume model by N. Sleep, in which buoyant plume material fills the rift-topography at the base of the lithosphere, can explain these: When the continents break apart, the buoyant plume-material flows up into the rift zone, causing excess magmatism by both elevated temperature and excess flux, and magmatism dies off as this rift-restricted material is spent. The buoyancy of the plume-material also elevates the plate boundaries and enhances plate spreading forces initially. The rapid drop in magma productivity to the north correlates with the northern boundary of the wide and deep Cretaceous Vøring Basin, thus less plume material was accommodated off Lofoten. This model predicts that the magma segmentation will show little variation in the geochemical signature.

  7. DebriSat - A Planned Laboratory-Based Satellite Impact Experiment for Breakup Fragment Characterization

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    Liou, J.-C.; Fitz-Coy, N.; Werremeyer, M.; Huynh, T.; Voelker, M.; Opiela, J.

    2012-01-01

    DebriSat is a planned laboratory ]based satellite hypervelocity impact experiment. The goal of the project is to characterize the orbital debris that would be generated by a hypervelocity collision involving a modern satellite in low Earth orbit (LEO). The DebriSat project will update and expand upon the information obtained in the 1992 Satellite Orbital Debris Characterization Impact Test (SOCIT), which characterized the breakup of a 1960 's US Navy Transit satellite. There are three phases to this project: the design and fabrication of an engineering model representing a modern, 50-cm/50-kg class LEO satellite known as DebriSat; conduction of a laboratory-based hypervelocity impact to catastrophically break up the satellite; and characterization of the properties of breakup fragments down to 2 mm in size. The data obtained, including fragment size, area ]to ]mass ratio, density, shape, material composition, optical properties, and radar cross ]section distributions, will be used to supplement the DoD fs and NASA fs satellite breakup models to better describe the breakup outcome of a modern satellite. Updated breakup models will improve mission planning, environmental models, and event response. The DebriSat project is sponsored by the Air Force fs Space and Missile Systems Center and the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office. The design and fabrication of DebriSat is led by University of Florida with subject matter experts f support from The Aerospace Corporation. The major milestones of the project include the complete fabrication of DebriSat by September 2013, the hypervelocity impact of DebriSat at the Air Force fs Arnold Engineering Development Complex in early 2014, and fragment characterization and data analyses in late 2014.

  8. Post-breakup Basin Evolution along the South-Atlantic Margins

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    Strozyk, Frank; Back, Stefan; Kukla, Peter

    2014-05-01

    The post-breakup tectono-stratigraphic evolution of large offshore basins along the South American and African continental margins record strongly varying post-rift sedimentary successions. The northernmost segment of the South Atlantic rift and salt basins is characterized by a pronounced asymmetry, with the Brazilian margin comprising narrower and deeper rift basins with less salt in comparison to the Congo-Gabon conjugate margin. Another important observation is that multiple phases of uplift and subsidence are recorded after the break-up of the southern South Atlantic on both sides of the Florianopolis-Walvis Ridge volcanic complex, features that are regarded as atypical when compared to published examples of other post-breakup margin successions. A regional comparison based on tectonic-stratigraphic analysis of selected seismic transects between the large basins offshore southern Brazil (Espirito Santo Basin, Campos Basin, Santos Basin, Pelotas Basin) and southwest Africa (Lower Congo Basin, Kwanza Basin, Namibe Basin, Walvis Basin) provides a comprehensive basin-to-basin documentation of the key geological parameters controlling ocean and continental margin development. This comparison includes the margin configuration, subsidence development through time, sediment influx and storage patterns, type of basin fill (e.g. salt vs. non-salt systems; carbonate-rich vs. clastics-dominated systems) and finally major tectonic and magmatic events. Data from the salt basins indicate that salt-related tectonic deformation is amongst the prime controls for the non-uniform post-rift margin development. The diversity in the stratigraphic architecture of the conjugate margins offshore southern Brazil, Namibia and Angola reflects variations in the interplay of a number of controlling factors, of which the most important are (a) the structural configuration of each margin segment at the time of break-up, (b) the post break-up subsidence history of the respective margin segment, (c) variations in the type, quantity and distribution of margin sediment, and (d) sea-level changes.

  9. Resonant formation of {Lambda}(1405) by stopped-K{sup -} absorption in the deuteron

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    Esmaili, Jafar; Akaishi, Yoshinori; Yamazaki, Toshimitsu

    2011-05-15

    To solve the current debate on the position of the quasibound K{sup -}p state, namely, ''{Lambda}(1405) or {Lambda}*(1420),'' we propose to measure the T{sub 21}=T{sub {Sigma}{pi}<-K}-bar{sub N} {Sigma}{pi} invariant-mass spectrum in stopped-K{sup -} absorption in the deuteron, since the spectrum, reflecting the soft and hard deuteron momentum distribution, is expected to have a narrow quasifree component with an upper edge of M=1430 MeV/c{sup 2}, followed by a significant 'high-momentum' tail toward the lower mass region, where a resonant formation of {Lambda}(1405) of any mass and width in a wide range will be clearly revealed. We introduce a 'deviation' spectrum as defined by DEV = OBS (observed or calculated) / QF (nonresonant quasifree), in which the resonant component can be seen as an isolated peak free from the QF shape.

  10. Deuteron whistler and trans-equatorial propagation of the ion cyclotron whistler

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    Watanabe, S.; Ondoh, T.

    1976-01-01

    The paper investigates two unusual types of ion cyclotron whistlers that were found in the low-latitude topside ionosphere by analyzing ISIS VLF electric-field data received at Kashima, Japan. One type is characterized by an asymptotic frequency equal to one half the local proton gyrofrequency; the asymptotic frequency of the other type corresponds to the minimum proton gyrofrequency along the geomagnetic field line passing through the satellite. The observations are compared with theoretical spectrograms of the ion cyclotron whistlers computed for appropriate model distributions of electrons and ions in the topside ionosphere. It is found that the whistlers with the asymptotic frequency of one half the local proton gyrofrequency are deuteron whistlers and that the other whistlers are due to the transequatorial propagation of proton or deuteron whistlers originating in the southern hemisphere.

  11. Measurement of 230Pa and 186Re Production Cross Sections Induced by Deuterons at Arronax Facility

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    Duchemin, Charlotte; Guertin, Arnaud; Metivier, Vincent; Haddad, Ferid; Michel, Nathalie

    2014-02-01

    A dedicated program has been launched on production of innovative radionuclides for PET imaging and for ?- and ? targeted radiotherapy using proton or ? particles at the ARRONAX cyclotron. Since the accelerator is also able to deliver deuteron beams up to 35 MeV, we have reconsidered the possibility of using them to produce medical isotopes. Two isotopes dedicated to targeted therapy have been considered: 226Th, a decay product of 230Pa, and 186Re. The production cross sections of 230Pa and 186Re, as well as those of the contaminants created during the irradiation, have been determined by the stacked-foil technique using deuteron beams. Experimental values have been quantified using a referenced cross section. The measured cross sections have been used to determine expected production yields and compared with the calculated values obtained using the Talys code with default parameters.

  12. Incoherent {phi} photo-production from deuteron in SPring-8/LEPS

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    Miyabe, M.

    2011-10-21

    We present measurements of differential cross sections and decay asymmetries of incoherent {phi}-meson photo-production from the deuteron at forward angles using linearly polarized photons beam in energy range from the production threshold to E = 2.4 GeV. The experiment was performed at the SPring-8/LEPS facility. The differential cross section of incoherent production shows a large suppression compared with the free proton case. The reduction for the deuteron cannot be clearly explained in terms of simple isospin asymmetry. The decay asymmetry of incoherent {phi} photo-production shows that the eta exchange process is small. Since the exclusive K{sup +}K{sup -}p cross section shows the same reduction with incoherent, both the proton and neutron cross section reduce similarly. Consequently, the {pi}-{eta} interference effect is small too. The present results suggest that our understanding of {phi} photo-production within a nucleus should be rearranged.

  13. Cross-section studies of important neutron and relativistic deuteron reactions

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    Wagner, V.; Suchopr, M.; Vrzalov, J.; Chudoba, P.; Herman, T.; Svoboda, O.; Geier, B.; Krsa, A.; Majerle, M.; Kugler, A.; Adam, J.; Baldin, A.; Furman, W.; Kadykov, M.; Khushvaktov, J.; Solnyshkin, A.; Tsoupko-Sitnikov, V.; Tyutyunikov, S.; Zavorka, L.; Vladimirova, N.; Bielewicz, M.; Kilim, S.; Szuta, M.; Strugalska-Gola, E.

    2014-09-01

    The cross-sections of relativistic deuteron reactions on natural copper were studied by the means of activation method. The deuteron beams produced by JINR Nuclotron (Russia) with energies from 1 GeV up to 8 GeV were used. Lack of such cross-sections prevents the usage of copper foils for beam integral monitoring. The copper monitors will help us to improve the beam integral determination during ADS studies. The yttrium samples are very suitable activation detectors for monitoring of neutron fields not only in the ADS studies. But experimental cross-section data for higher energy threshold neutron reactions are still missing. This situation is the reason why we have started to study neutron reactions on yttrium by the means of quasi mono-energetic neutron source based on NPI ?e cyclotron (Czech Republic).

  14. Modeling and production of 240Am by deuteron-induced activation of a 240Pu target

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    Finn, Erin C.; McNamara, Bruce K.; Greenwood, Lawrence R.; Wittman, Richard S.; Soderquist, Chuck Z.; Woods, Vincent T.; VanDevender, Brent A.; Metz, Lori A.; Friese, Judah I.

    2015-02-01

    A novel reaction pathway for production of 240Am is reported. Models of reaction cross-sections in EMPIRE II suggests that deuteron-induced activation of a 240Pu target produces maximum yields of 240Am from 11.5 MeV incident deuterons. This activation had not been previously reported in the literature. A 240Pu target was activated under the modeled optimum conditions to produce 240Am. The modeled cross-section for the 240Pu(d, 2n)240Am reaction is on the order of 20-30 mbarn, but the experimentally estimated value is 5.3 0.2 mbarn. We discuss reasons for the discrepancy as well as production of other Am isotopes that contaminate the final product.

  15. Nuclear effects in the proton-deuteron Drell-Yan process

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    Ehlers, Peter J.; Accardi, Alberto; Brady, Lucas T.; Melnitchouk, Wally

    2014-07-01

    We compute the nuclear corrections to the proton-deuteron Drell-Yan cross section for inclusive dilepton production, which, when combined with the proton-proton cross section, is used to determine the flavor asymmetry in the proton sea, dbar - ubar. In addition to nuclear smearing corrections that are known to be important at large values of the nucleon's parton momentum fraction x_N, we also consider dynamical off-shell nucleon corrections associated with the modifications of the bound nucleon structure inside the deuteron, which we find to be significant at intermediate and large x_N values. We also provide estimates of the nuclear corrections at kinematics corresponding to existing and planned Drell-Yan experiments at Fermilab and J-PARC which aim to determine the dbar/ubar ratio for x < 0.6.

  16. Resonant formation of ?(1405) by stopped-K- absorption in the deuteron

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    Esmaili, Jafar; Akaishi, Yoshinori; Yamazaki, Toshimitsu

    2011-05-01

    To solve the current debate on the position of the quasibound K-p state, namely, ?(1405) or ?*(1420), we propose to measure the T21=T???KN ?? invariant-mass spectrum in stopped-K- absorption in the deuteron, since the spectrum, reflecting the soft and hard deuteron momentum distribution, is expected to have a narrow quasifree component with an upper edge of M=1430 MeV/c2, followed by a significant high-momentum tail toward the lower mass region, where a resonant formation of ?(1405) of any mass and width in a wide range will be clearly revealed. We introduce a deviation spectrum as defined by DEV = OBS (observed or calculated) / QF (nonresonant quasifree), in which the resonant component can be seen as an isolated peak free from the QF shape.

  17. Cross-section studies of relativistic deuteron reactions on copper by activation method

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Suchopr, M.; Wagner, V.; Svoboda, O.; Vrzalov, J.; Chudoba, P.; Kugler, A.; Adam, J.; Zvorka, L.; Baldin, A.; Furman, W.; Kadykov, M.; Khushvaktov, J.; Solnyshkin, A.; Tsoupko-Sitnikov, V.; Tyutyunnikov, S.

    2015-02-01

    The cross-sections of relativistic deuteron reactions on natural copper were studied in detail by means of activation method. The copper foils were irradiated during experiments with the model spallation targets in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. The irradiation of activation samples was performed by beams in the energy range from 1 to 8 GeV. Residual nuclides were measured by the gamma spectrometry. While the EXFOR database contains sets of data for relativistic proton reactions, data for deuteron reactions in this energy range are almost missing. Lack of such experimental cross-section values prevents the use of copper foils from beam integral monitoring. For this reason our experiments focused on their measurement and completely new data were obtained in the energy region where no experimental data have been available so far. The copper monitors with their low sensitivity to fast neutrons will contribute to improvement of the beam integral determination during accelerator-driven system studies.

  18. Deuteron NMR resolved mesogen vs. crosslinker molecular order and reorientational exchange in liquid single crystal elastomers.

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    Milavec, J; Domenici, V; Zupan?i?, B; Reeti?, A; Bubnov, A; Zalar, B

    2016-01-27

    Differences in the temperature behaviour of orientational ordering of structurally equivalent side-chain liquid single crystal elastomers (LSCEs) with (2)H-labelled crosslinker and mesogen have been studied by deuteron quadrupole-perturbed NMR. The impact of nematic director reorientations on the deuteron NMR spectral shapes was analyzed in terms of a discrete reorientational exchange model. This provided for the determination of the degree of nematic director alignment and for the quantification of the influence of the reorientational exchange on the (2)H NMR spectra in terms of two parameters, the nematic director orientational dispersion parameter ?? and the motional effectiveness parameter ?. A comparative analysis of model simulations and experimental spectra reveals that mesogenic molecules in LSCEs exhibit faster reorientational dynamics as compared to crosslinker molecules and that mesogens and crosslinkers exhibit a similar and rather substantial static director orientational disorder. PMID:26778188

  19. Final-state interactions in inclusive deep-inelastic scattering from the deuteron

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    Cosyn, Wim; Melnitchouk, Wally; Sargsian, Misak M.

    2014-01-16

    We explore the role of final-state interactions (FSI) in inclusive deep-inelastic scattering from the deuteron. Relating the inclusive cross section to the deuteron forward virtual Compton scattering amplitude, a general formula for the FSI contribution is derived in the generalized eikonal approximation, utilizing the diffractive nature of the effective hadron-nucleon interaction. The calculation uses a factorized model with a basis of three resonances with mass W~ 0.6 andmore »Q2 2 increasing in magnitude for lower Q2, but vanishing in the high-Q2 limit due to phase space constraints. The off-shell rescattering contributes at x ~> 0.8 and is taken as an uncertainty on the on-shell result.« less

  20. Probing the high momentum component of the deuteron at high Q^2.

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    Boeglin, Werner; Ambrozewicz, Pawel; Aniol, Konrad; Arrington, John; Batigne, Guillaume; Bosted, Peter; Camsonne, Alexandre; Chang, C; Chen, Jian-Ping; Choi, Seonho; Deur, Alexandre; Epstein, Martin; Finn, John; Frullani, Salvatore; Furget, Christophe; Garibaldi, Franco; Gayou, Olivier; Gilman, Ronald; Hansen, Jens-Ole; Hayes, David; Higinbotham, Douglas; Hinton, Wendy; Hyde, Charles; Ibrahim, Hassan; De Jager, Cornelis; Jiang, Xiaodong; Jones, Mark; Kaufman, Lisa; Klein, Andreas; Kox, Serge; Kramer, Laird; Kumbartzki, Gerfried; Laget, Jean; LeRose, John; Lindgren, Richard; Margaziotiz, Demetrius; Markowitz, Pete; McCormick, Kathy; Meziani, Zein-Eddine; Michaels, Robert; Milbrath, Brian; Mitchell, Joseph; Monaghan, Peter; Moteabbed, Maryam; Moussiegt, Pierre; Nasseripour, Rakhsha; Paschke, Kent; Perdrisat, Charles; Piasetzky, Eliazer; Punjabi, Vina; Qattan, Issam; Quemener, Gilles; Ransome, Ronald; Raue, Brian; Real, Jean-Sebastien; Reinhold, Joerg; Reitz, Bodo; Roche, Rikki; Roedelbronn, Michael; Saha, Arunava; Slifer, Karl; Solvignon-Slifer, Patricia; Sulkosky, Vincent; Ulmer, Paul; Voutier, Eric; Weinstein, Lawrence; Wojtsekhowski, Bogdan

    2011-12-01

    The {sup 2}H(e,e'p) cross section at a momentum transfer of 3.5 (GeV/c){sup 2} was measured over a kinematical range that made it possible to study this reaction for a set of fixed missing momenta as a function of the neutron recoil angle {theta}{sub nq} and to extract missing momentum distributions for fixed values of {theta}{sub nq} up to 0.55 GeV/c. In the region of 35{sup o} {le} {theta}{sub nq} {le} 45{sup o} recent calculations, which predict that final state interactions are small, agree reasonably well with the experimental data. Therefore these experimental reduced cross sections provide direct access to the high momentum component of the deuteron momentum distribution in exclusive deuteron electro-disintegration.

  1. Resonance Effects in Nuclear Dichroism -- AN Inexpensive Source of Tensor-Polarized Deuterons

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Seyfarth, H.; Engels, R.; Rathmann, F.; Strher, H.; Baryshevsky, V.; Rouba, A.; Dweke, C.; Emmerich, R.; Imig, A.; Grigoryev, K.; Mikirtychiants, M.; Vasilyev, A.

    2011-01-01

    The effect of nuclear spin dichroism, predicted by theoretical studies as the appearance of tensor polarization in initially unpolarized beams behind unpolarized or spinless targets, has been studied by measurements with the use of 9.5 to 18.7 MeV unpolarized deuteron beams from the Kln tandem accelerator and graphite targets of areal densities from 36 to 188 mg/cm2. Distinct deviations from the predicted weak effect were observed with a maximum vale of pzz = -(0.28 0.03), measured behind a 129 mg/cm2 target at 14.8 MeV initial beam energy. The present results will allow one to produce tensor-polarized deuteron beams with pzz about -0.30 or +0.25 from initially unpolarized beams by graphite targets of appropriate thickness.

  2. New Precision Measurements of Deuteron Structure Function A(Q) at Low Momentum Transfer

    SciTech Connect

    Byungwuek Lee

    2009-08-01

    Differences between previous measurements of low momentum transfer electron-deuteron elastic scattering prevent a clean determination of even the sign of the leading low momentum transfer relativistic corrections, or of the convergence of chiral perturbation theory. We have attempted to resolve this issue with a new high-precision measurement in Jefferson Lab Hall A. Elastic electron scattering was measured on targets of tantalum, carbon, hydrogen, and deuterium at beam energy of 685 MeV. The four-momentum transfer covered the range of 0.15 - 0.7 GeV. The experiment included a new beam calorimeter, to better calibrate the low beam currents used in the experiment, and new collimators to better define the spectrometer solid angles. We obtained cross sections of deuteron as ratios to hydrogen cross sections. A fit function of B(Q) world data is newly made and subtracted from cross sections to find values of A(Q).

  3. Polarized deuteron target system for low energy Dvec(dvec,p)T measurement

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Daito, I.; Doushita, H.; Hasegawa, S.; Horikawa, N.; Horikawa, S.; Iwata, T.; Kondo, K.; Miyachi, Y.; Mori, K.; Takabayashi, N.; Tojyo, T.; Wakai, A.

    2001-06-01

    Our group is constructing a polarized deuteron target system for a measurement of Dvec(dvec,p)T reaction at low energies. If we assume that the incident energy of deuteron beam is 20 MeV, and its intensity is 1 nA, required specifications to the target system are the polarization is larger than 40%, the target thickness is ~1 mg/cm2, a cooling power of refrigerator is several mW at 200 mK. At present, the lowest temperature of 200 mK and the cooling power of 2.6 mW at 500 mK was achieved. On the other hand, the development of target material has been made. The polarization of 17% was obtained to a electron irradiated-CD2 foil with a doze of 11016 e-/cm2. .

  4. Dissecting deuteron Compton scattering I: The observables with polarised initial states

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Grießhammer, Harald W.

    2013-08-01

    A complete set of linearly independent observables in Compton scattering with arbitrarily polarised real photons off an arbitrarily polarised spin-1 target is introduced, for the case that the final-state polarisations are not measured. Adopted from the one widely used, e.g., in deuteron photo-dissociation, it consists of 18 terms: the unpolarised cross section, the beam asymmetry, 4 target asymmetries and 12 asymmetries in which both beam and target are polarised. They are expressed by the helicity amplitudes and —where available— related to observables discussed by other authors. As application to deuteron Compton scattering, their dependence on the (isoscalar) scalar and spin dipole polarisabilities of the nucleon is explored in Chiral Effective Field Theory with dynamical Δ(1232) degrees of freedom at order e 2 δ 3. Some asymmetries are sensitive to only one or two dipole polarisabilities, making them particularly attractive for experimental studies. At a photon energy of 100 MeV, a set of 5 observables is identified from which one may be able to extract the spin polarisabilities of the nucleon. These are experimentally realistic but challenging and mostly involve tensor-polarised deuterons. Relative to Compton scattering from a nucleon, sensitivity to the "mixed" spin polarisabilities γ E1 M2 and γ M1 E2 is increased because of the interference with the D wave component of the deuteron and with its pion-exchange current. An interactive Mathematica 9.0 notebook with results for all observables at photon energies up to 120 MeV is available from hgrie@gwu.edu.

  5. Recoil-proton polarization in high-energy deuteron photodisintegration with circularly plarized photons.

    SciTech Connect

    Jiang, X.; Arrington, J.; Benmokhtar, F.; Camsonne, A.; Chen, J. P.; Holt, R. J.; Qattan, I. A.; Reimer, P. E.; Schulte, E. C.; Wijesooriya, K.; Physics; Rutgers Univ.; Univ. Blaise Pascal; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

    2007-05-01

    We measured the angular dependence of the three recoil-proton polarization components in two-body photodisintegration of the deuteron at a photon energy of 2 GeV. These new data provide a benchmark for calculations based on quantum chromodynamics. Two of the five existing models have made predictions of polarization observables. Both explain the longitudinal polarization transfer satisfactorily. Transverse polarizations are not well described, but suggest isovector dominance.

  6. Recoil-Proton Polarization in High-Energy Deuteron Photodisintegration with Circularly Polarized Photons

    SciTech Connect

    Jiang, X.; Benmokhtar, F.; Glashauser, C.; McCormick, K.; Ransome, R. D.; Arrington, J.; Holt, R. J.; Reimer, P. E.; Schulte, E. C.; Wijesooriya, K.; Camsonne, A.

    2007-05-04

    We measured the angular dependence of the three recoil-proton polarization components in two-body photodisintegration of the deuteron at a photon energy of 2 GeV. These new data provide a benchmark for calculations based on quantum chromodynamics. Two of the five existing models have made predictions of polarization observables. Both explain the longitudinal polarization transfer satisfactorily. Transverse polarizations are not well described, but suggest isovector dominance.

  7. Recoil-Proton Polarization in High-Energy Deuteron Photodisintegration with Circularly Polarized Photons

    SciTech Connect

    X. Jiang; J. Arrington; F. Benmokhtar; A. Camsonne; J. P. Chen; S. Choi; E. Chudakov; F. Cusanno; A. Deur; D. Dutta; F. Garibaldi; D. Gaskell; O. Gayou; R. Gilman; C. Glashauser; D. Hamilton; O. Hansen; D. W. Higinbotham; R. J. Holt; C. W. de Jager; M. K. Jones; L. J. Kaufman; E. R. Kinney; K. Kramer; L. Lagamba; R. de Leo; J. Lerose; D. Lhuillier; R. Lindgren; N. Liyanage; K. McCormick; Z.-E. Meziani; R. Michaels; B. Mof?t; P. Monaghan; S. Nanda; K. D. Paschke; C. F. Perdrisat; V. Punjabi; I. A. Qattan; R. D. Ransome; P. E. Reimer; B. Reitz; A. Saha; E. C. Schulte; R. Sheyor; K. Slifer; P. Solvignon; V. Sulkosky; G. M. Urciuoli; E. Voutier; K. Wang; K. Wijesooriya; B. Wojtsekhowski; and L. Zhu

    2007-05-01

    We measured the angular dependence of the three recoil-proton polarization components in two-body photodisintegration of the deuteron at a photon energy of 2 GeV. These new data provide a benchmark for calculations based on quantum chromodynamics. Two of the five existing models have made predictions of polarization observables. Both explain the longitudinal polarization transfer satisfactorily. Transverse polarizations are not well described, but suggest isovector dominance.

  8. Phenomenological insight into JLab proton polarization data puzzle by deuteron impulse approximation

    SciTech Connect

    Adamuscin, C.; Bimbot, Louis; Dubnicka, S.; Dubnickova, A.Z.; Tomasi-Gustaffson, E.

    2008-08-01

    The non-relativistic impulse approximation of deuteron electromagnetic form factors is used to investigate the space-like region behavior of the proton electric form factor in regard of the two contradictory experimental results extracted either from Rosenbluth separation method or from recoil proton JLab polarization data.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.78.025202

  9. Deuteron and triton magnetic moments from NMR spectra of the hydrogen molecule

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    Puchalski, Mariusz; Komasa, Jacek; Pachucki, Krzysztof

    2015-08-01

    We present a theory and calculations of the nuclear magnetic shielding with finite nuclear mass effects and determine the magnetic moments of deuteron and triton using the known NMR spectra of HD and HT molecules. The results ?d=0.857 438 234 6 (53 ) ?N and ?t=2.978 962 471 (10 ) ?N are more accurate and in good agreement with the currently accepted values.

  10. Measurement of the photodissociation of the deuteron at energies relevant to Big Bang nucleosynthesis

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    Hannaske, R.; Bemmerer, D.; Beyer, R.; Birgersson, E.; Ferrari, A.; Grosse, E.; Junghans, A. R.; Kempe, M.; Kögler, T.; Kosev, K.; Marta, M.; Massarczyk, R.; Matic, A.; Schilling, K. D.; Schramm, G.; Schwengner, R.; Wagner, A.; Yakorev, D.

    2016-01-01

    The photodissociation of the deuteron is a key reaction in Big Bang nucleosynthesis, but is only sparsely measured in the relevant energy range. To determine the cross section of the d(γ,n)p reaction we used pulsed bremsstrahlung and measured the time-of-flight of the neutrons. In this article, we describe how the efficiency of the neutron detectors was experimentally determined and how the modification of the neutron spectrum by parts of the experimental setup was simulated and corrected.

  11. Two-body photodisintegration of the deuteron above 1 GeV

    SciTech Connect

    Holt, R.J.; Freedman, S.J.; Geesaman, D.F.; Gilman, R.; Green, M.C.; Jackson, H.E.; Kowalczyk, R.; Marchand, C.; Napolitano, J.; Nelson, J.

    1988-01-01

    One of the central issues in nuclear physics is the identification of clear signatures for quarks in nuclei. A guiding principle in this search is to perform experiments with high energy electromagnetic probes of the simplest nucleus, the deuteron, a system which is particularly amenable to theoretical interpretation. It has long been known that the quark counting rules seem to apply for electron elastic scattering from the pion and nucleon. However, the rapid decline in the cross section for electron scattering from the deuteron, a six-quark system, renders an experiment at high momentum transfer unfeasible. Clearly, the dimensional-scaling region is not reached for electron-deuteron elastic scattering as indicated. This led Brodsky and Chertok to analyze these data in terms of the reduced nuclear amplitudes and produce, in effect, scaling at a lower momentum transfer. Presently, this is the only known case where the reduced nuclear amplitude analysis seems to apply. In the present work we abandon elastic electron scattering in favor of an exclusive photoreaction with the deuteron. The simplest process involving a nucleus is the ..gamma..d ..-->.. pn reaction. Here, n = 13 and an s/sup -11/ dependence is expected where the quark counting rules are valid. Naively, one would expect that the energy region where the quark counting rules are valid to be most naturally described in terms of a quark or parton basis rather than a nucleon basis, and thereby provide a signature quark effects in nuclei. Hitherto no s/sup -11/ dependence has been observed for the data below 1 GeV. As a test of the energy-dependence for the ..gamma..d ..-->.. pn reaction, we have performed the first measurements for this process above 1 GeV.

  12. Coherent (pi)0 Photoproduction on the Deuteron up to 4 GeV.

    SciTech Connect

    Meekins, David; Abbott, David; Ahmidouch, Abdellah; Armstrong, Christopher; Arrington, John; Assamagan, Ketevi; Baker, O.; Barrow, Steve; Beatty, David; Beck, Douglas; Beedoe, Shelton; Beise, Elizabeth; Belz, John; Bochna, Christopher; Bosted, Peter; Brash, Edward; Breuer, Herbert; Cadman, Robert; Cardman, Lawrence; Carlini, Roger; Cha, Jinseok; Chant, Nicholas; Collins, Glenn; Cothran, Christopher; Cummings, William; Danagoulian, Samuel; Duncan, Fraser; Dunne, James; Dutta, Dipangkar; Eden, Thomas; Ent, R.; Filippone, Bradley; Forest, Tony; Fortune, Harry; Frolov, Valera; Gao, Haiyan; Gilman, Ronald; Gueye, Paul; Gustafsson, Kenneth; Hansen, Jens-Ole; Harvey, Mark; Hinton, Wendy; Holt, Roy; Jackson, Harold; Keppel, Cynthia; Khandaker, Mahbubul; Kinney, Edward; Klein, Andreas; Koltenuk, Douglas; Kumbartzki, Gerfried; Lung, Allison; Mack, David; Madey, Richard; Markowitz, Pete; McFarlane, Kenneth; McKeown, Robert; Meziani, Zein-Eddine; Miller, M.A.; Mitchell, Joseph; Mkrtchyan, Hamlet; Mohring, Richard; Napolitano, James; Nathan, Alan; Niculescu, Gabriel; Niculescu, Maria-Ioana; O'neill, Thomas; Owen, Brynnen; Pate, Stephen; Potterveld, David; Price, John; Rakness, Gregory; Ransome, Ronald; Reinhold, Joerg; Rutt, Paul; Salgado, Carlos; Savage, Geoff; Segel, Ralph; Simicevic, Neven; Stoler, Paul; Suleiman, Riad; Tang, Liguang; Terburg, Bart; Westrum, D.van; Vulcan, William; Williamson, Steven; Witkowski, Michael; Wood, Stephen; Yan, Chen; Zeidman, Benjamin

    1999-11-01

    The differential cross section for D( gamma,d)(pi)0 has been measured at deuteron center-of-mass angles of 90z and 136z. This work reports the first data for this reaction above a photon energy of 1 GeV, and permits a test of the apparent constituent counting rule and reduced nuclear amplitude behavior as observed in elastic ed scattering.

  13. Attachment Styles and Personal Growth following Romantic Breakups: The Mediating Roles of Distress, Rumination, and Tendency to Rebound

    PubMed Central

    Marshall, Tara C.; Bejanyan, Kathrine; Ferenczi, Nelli

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to examine the associations of attachment anxiety and avoidance with personal growth following relationship dissolution, and to test breakup distress, rumination, and tendency to rebound with new partners as mediators of these associations. Study 1 (N?=?411) and Study 2 (N?=?465) measured attachment style, breakup distress, and personal growth; Study 2 additionally measured ruminative reflection, brooding, and proclivity to rebound with new partners. Structural equation modelling revealed in both studies that anxiety was indirectly associated with greater personal growth through heightened breakup distress, whereas avoidance was indirectly associated with lower personal growth through inhibited breakup distress. Study 2 further showed that the positive association of breakup distress with personal growth was accounted for by enhanced reflection and brooding, and that anxious individuals greater personal growth was also explained by their proclivity to rebound. These findings suggest that anxious individuals hyperactivated breakup distress may act as a catalyst for personal growth by promoting the cognitive processing of breakup-related thoughts and emotions, whereas avoidant individuals deactivated distress may inhibit personal growth by suppressing this cognitive work. PMID:24066169

  14. The development of high resolution coordinate detectors for the DEUTERON facility

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    Kudryavtsev, V. N.; Shekhtman, L. I.; Bobrovnikov, V. S.; Maltsev, T. V.; Nikolenko, D. N.; Rachek, I. A.

    2014-09-01

    The DEUTERON internal target facility at the VEPP-3 storage ring at BINP is intended for the experiments on interaction of electrons and positrons with proton and deuteron. These experiments require high resolution tracking detectors which can provide the energy and angles of scattered electron. The prototype detector with a sensitive area of 160 40 mm2 was built and proved to be operational. It consists of three cascades of gaseous electron multiplier (GEM), the readout structure and detector electronics. Readout structure has 640 strips which are uniformly distributed in two layers skewed by 30 degrees. Electronics of the detector includes APC128 ASICs, Altera Cyclone III FPGA, 100 MBit ethernet. In the APC128 ASIC each channel has a separate analog pipeline consisting of 32 cells which are cyclically switched by a global clock synchronized to the bunch crossing rate ( ~ 4 MHz). For the needs of DEUTERON facility the expected resolution of less than 100 ?m and thickness of ~ 0.15% of radiation length are considered to be quite satisfactory. The latest results obtained at the test beam facility at the VEPP-4M collider show that detector is fully operational with maximum detection efficiency reached 98%.

  15. Deuteron beam interaction with Li jet for a neutron source test facility

    SciTech Connect

    Hassanein, A.

    1995-09-01

    Testing and evaluating candidate fusion reactor materials in a high-flux, high-energy neutron environment are critical to the success and economic feasibility of a fusion device. The current understanding of materials behavior in fission-like environments and existing fusion facilities is insufficient to ensure the necessary performance of future fusion reactor components. An accelerator-based deuterium-lithium system to generate the required high neutron flux for material testing is considered to be the most promising approach in the near future. In this system, a high-energy (30-40 MeV) deuteron beam impinges on a high-speed (10-20 m/s) lithium jet to produce the high-energy (>14 MeV) neutrons required to simulate a fusion environment via the Li (d,n) nuclear stripping reaction. Interaction of the high-energy deuteron beam and the subsequent response of the high-speed lithium jet are evaluated in detail. Deposition of the deuteron beam, jet-thermal hydraulic response, lithium-surface vaporization rate, and dynamic stability of the jet are modeled. It is found that lower beam kinetic energies produce higher surface temperature and consequently higher Li vaporization rates. Larger beam sizes significantly reduce both bulk and surface temperatures. Thermal expansion and dynamic velocities (normal to jet direction) due to beam energy deposition and momentum transfer are much lower than jet flow velocity and decrease substantially at lower beam current densities.

  16. Measurement of the Electric and Magnetic Elastic Structure Functions of the Deuteron at Large Momentum Transfers

    SciTech Connect

    Riad Suleiman

    1999-10-01

    The deuteron elastic structure functions, A(Q{sup 2}) and B(Q{sup 2}), have been extracted from cross section measurements of elastic electron-deuteron scattering in coincidence using the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator and Hall A Facilities of Jefferson Laboratory. Incident electrons were scattered off a high-power cryogenic deuterium target. Scattered electrons and recoil deuterons were detected in the two High Resolution Spectrometers of Hall A. A(Q{sup 2}) was extracted from forward angle cross section measurements in the squared four-momentum transfer range 0.684 ? Q{sup 2} ? 5.90 (GeV/c){sup 2}. B(Q{sup 2}) was determined by means of a Rosenbluth separation in the range 0.684 ? Q{sup 2} ? 1.325 (GeV/c){sup 2}. The data are compared to theoretical models based on the impulse approximation with the inclusion of meson-exchange currents and to predictions of quark dimensional scaling and perturbative quantum chromodynamics. The results are expected to provide insights into the transition from meson-nucleon to quark-gluon descriptions of the nuclear two-body system.

  17. Measurement of the deuteron elastic structure functions at large momentum transfers

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    Kathy McCormick

    1999-08-01

    The cross section for elastic electron-deuteron scattering has been measured using the Hall A Facility of Jefferson Laboratory. Scattered electrons and recoiling deuterons were detected in coincidence in the two 4 GeV/c High Resolution Spectrometers (HRS) of Hall A. The deuteron elastic structure functions A(Q{sup 2}) and B(Q{sup 2}) have been extracted from these data. Results for the measurement of A(Q{sup 2}) in the range of 0.7 ≤ Q{sup 2} ≤ 6.0 (GeV/c){sup 2} are reported. Results for the magnetic structure function, B(Q{sup 2}), are presented in the range of 0.7 ≤ Q{sup 2} ≤ 1.35 (GeV/c){sup 2}. The results for both structure functions are compared to predictions of meson-nucleon based models, both with and without the inclusion of meson-exchange currents. The A(Q{sup 2}) results are compared to predictions of the dimensional scaling quark model and perturbative quantum chromodynamics. The results can provide insights into the transition from meson-nucleon to quark-gluon descriptions of the nuclear two-body system.

  18. Study of the pure double folding optical model for 100 MeV/u deuteron scattering

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    Howard, Kevin; Patel, Darshana; Garg, Umesh

    2014-09-01

    The centroid energies of the giant monopole resonance (GMR) in nuclei are important because they are directly related to the nuclear incompressibility, an important quantity in the nuclear equation of state. It is necessary to examine the properties of the GMR in nuclei far from stability using advanced experimental techniques. The optical model for deuteron scattering is important from the point of view of performing these studies in inverse kinematics. Most studies on deuteron optical potentials have been done at lower energies and using the phenomenological optical model. However this model has been shown to overestimate the cross-sections for the low-lying discrete state. Recent developments in theory allow for the optical model real and imaginary volume potentials to be calculated using a double folding model with the help of the computer code dfpd5. For the first time these calculations are used to model the elastic and inelastic angular distributions in 28Si, 58Ni, and 116Sn nuclei. The experiment was performed at the Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Japan, using a 100 MeV/u deuteron beam. Results of the analysis will be presented.

  19. Covariant Spectator Theory of np scattering: Deuteron magnetic moment and form factors

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    Gross, Franz L.

    2014-06-01

    The deuteron magnetic moment is calculated using two model wave functions obtained from 2007 high precision fits to $np$ scattering data. Included in the calculation are a new class of isoscalar $np$ interaction currents which are automatically generated by the nuclear force model used in these fits. After normalizing the wave functions, nearly identical predictions are obtained: model WJC-1, with larger relativistic P-state components, gives 0.863(2), while model WJC-2 with very small $P$-state components gives 0.864(2) These are about 1\\% larger than the measured value of the moment, 0.857 n.m., giving a new prediction for the size of the $\\rho\\pi\\gamma$ exchange, and other purely transverse interaction currents that are largely unconstrained by the nuclear dynamics. The physical significance of these results is discussed, and general formulae for the deuteron form factors, expressed in terms of deuteron wave functions and a new class of interaction current wave functions, are given.

  20. Three nucleon force effects in intermediate-energy deuteron analyzing powers for dp elastic scattering

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    Sekiguchi, K.; Okamura, H.; Sakamoto, N.; Sakaguchi, S.; Sasano, M.; Suzuki, H.; Dozono, M.; Wakasa, T.; Maeda, Y.; Saito, T.; Sakai, H.; Shimizu, Y.; Yako, K.; Witala, H.; Golak, J.; Gloeckle, W.; Kamada, H.; Nogga, A.

    2011-06-15

    A complete high precision set of deuteron analyzing powers for elastic deuteron-proton (dp) scattering at 250 MeV/nucleon (MeV/N) has been measured. The new data are presented together with data from previous measurements at 70, 100, 135 and 200 MeV/N. They are compared with the results of three-nucleon (3N) Faddeev calculations based on modern nucleon-nucleon (NN) potentials alone or combined with two models of three nucleon forces (3NFs): the Tucson-Melbourne 99 (TM99) and Urbana IX. At 250 MeV/N large discrepancies between pure NN models and data, which are not resolved by including 3NFs, were found at c.m. backward angles of {theta}{sub c.m.} > or approx. 120 deg. for almost all the deuteron analyzing powers. These discrepancies are quite similar to those found for the cross section at the same energy. We found small relativistic effects that cannot resolve the discrepancies with the data indicating that other, short-ranged 3NFs are required to obtain a proper description of the data.