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  1. Hysteresis and uncertainty in soil water-retention curve parameters

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    Likos, William J.; Lu, Ning; Godt, Jonathan W.

    2014-01-01

    Accurate estimates of soil hydraulic parameters representing wetting and drying paths are required for predicting hydraulic and mechanical responses in a large number of applications. A comprehensive suite of laboratory experiments was conducted to measure hysteretic soil-water characteristic curves (SWCCs) representing a wide range of soil types. Results were used to quantitatively assess differences and uncertainty in three simplifications frequently adopted to estimate wetting-path SWCC parameters from more easily measured drying curves. They are the following: (1) ?w=2?d, (2) nw=nd, and (3) ?ws=?ds, where ?, n, and ?s are fitting parameters entering van Genuchtens commonly adopted SWCC model, and the superscripts w and d indicate wetting and drying paths, respectively. The average ratio ?w/?d for the data set was 2.241.25. Nominally cohesive soils had a lower ?w/?d ratio (1.730.94) than nominally cohesionless soils (3.141.27). The average nw/nd ratio was 1.010.11 with no significant dependency on soil type, thus confirming the nw=nd simplification for a wider range of soil types than previously available. Water content at zero suction during wetting (?ws) was consistently less than during drying (?ds) owing to air entrapment. The ?ws/?ds ratio averaged 0.850.10 and was comparable for nominally cohesive (0.870.11) and cohesionless (0.810.08) soils. Regression statistics are provided to quantitatively account for uncertainty in estimating hysteretic retention curves. Practical consequences are demonstrated for two case studies.

  2. Simulation of hysteresis curves of crystalline ferroelectrics using the controlling electric field parameters

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    Zakharov, A. Yu.; Bichurin, M. I.

    2015-12-01

    We propose a description of switching in crystalline ferroelectrics taking into account the action of a varying external electric field, based on the equations of relaxation processes. We suppose that the probability of switching of domains depends not only on the instantaneous value of the controlling field, but also on the rate of its variation. The time dependence of the controlling field is defined by an arbitrary periodic function. The equations of the domain switching processes in a ferroelectric are derived and the exact analytic solutions to these equations are obtained. Numerical analysis of the interrelation between the frequency of the sinusoidal external field and the shape of the hysteresis curves is carried out on the basis of the resultant solutions. It is shown that the inclusion of the dependence of relaxation time on the rate of the controlling field variation makes it possible to sufficiently improve the agreement between the results of simulation of the ferroelectric hysteresis curves and the experimental data.

  3. Laminar-Turbulent Transition: A Hysteresis Curve of Two Critical Reynolds Numbers in Pipe Flow

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    Kanda, Hidesada

    2006-11-01

    A laminar-turbulent transition model (DFD 2004) has been constructed for pipe flows: (1) Natural transition occurs in the entrance region, and (2) Entrance shape determines a critical Reynolds number Rc. To verify the model, we have carried out experiments similar to Reynolds's color-dye experiment with 5 bellmouth entrances and a straight pipe. Then, we observed the following: (i) two different types of Rc exist, Rc1 from laminar to turbulent and Rc2 from turbulent to laminar, and (ii) the ratio of bellmouth diameter BD to pipe diameter D affects the values of Rc1 and Rc2. For each entrance, Rc1 has a maximum value Rc1(max) and Rc2 has a minimum value Rc2(min). When overlapping the two curves of Rc1(max) and Rc2(min) against BD/D, a hysteresis curve is confirmed. All Rc values exist inside this hysteresis curve. Consequently, Rc takes a minimum value Rc(min) of approximately 2000 when BD/D is at a minimum, i.e., at BD/D = 1, Rc(min) = Rc1(max) = Rc2(min) = 2000. Regarding Reynolds's Rc of 12,830, we observed Rc1(max) of approximately 13,000 at BD/D above 1.54. Therefore, the model has been partly verified.

  4. Hysteresis Phenomenon in Heat-Voltage Curves of Polypyrrole-Coated Electrospun Nanofibrous and Regular Fibrous Mats

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    Oroumei, Azam; Tavanai, Hossein; Morshed, Mohammad

    2015-07-01

    This article verifies the hysteresis phenomenon in heat-voltage curves of polypyrrole-coated electrospun nanofibrous and regular fibrous mats. A third-order polynomial model fits the heat-voltage data better than a second-order polynomial model. It was also observed that the hysteresis loop area of nanofibrous and regular fibrous mats increases with decreasing fiber diameter. Moreover, the curvature of the hysteresis loops is significantly affected by the fiber diameter. In fact, the slope of the curvatures increases with decreasing fiber diameter.

  5. INTERIOR SHOWING DETAIL OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEM AND CONTINUOUS CURVE OF ...

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    INTERIOR SHOWING DETAIL OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEM AND CONTINUOUS CURVE OF WALL TO ROOF, VIEW FACING NORTHWEST. - Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Marine Corps Air Station Ewa Hangar, Cabot Road midway between Bismarck Sea & Vincon Roads, Ewa, Honolulu County, HI

  6. View to southwest along bridge alignment, showing reverse curve; photographer ...

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    View to southwest along bridge alignment, showing reverse curve; photographer unknown; 1933 photo from collection of Office-of Structures Maintenance, California Department of Transportation, Sacramento - Carroll Overhead Bridge, Altamont Pass Road, Livermore, Alameda County, CA

  7. 60. SUPPORT CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY AT ISLIP CANYON SHOWING CURVED RAILS ...

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    60. SUPPORT CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY AT ISLIP CANYON SHOWING CURVED RAILS AND FLOATING BARGE IN BACKGROUND, February 16, 1948. - Variable Angle Launcher Complex, Variable Angle Launcher, CA State Highway 39 at Morris Reservior, Azusa, Los Angeles County, CA

  8. 25. VIEW TO EAST; SHOWS CURVE IN SOUTH RETAINING WALL ...

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    25. VIEW TO EAST; SHOWS CURVE IN SOUTH RETAINING WALL AND SIDEWALK ELECTROLIER ON ALISO STREET (Asano) - Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, Mail, Baggage, & Express Building, 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  9. View to southwest along bridge alignment, showing reverse curve from ...

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    View to southwest along bridge alignment, showing reverse curve from near deck level; Southern Pacific Railroad track passing beneath bridge; Western Pacific Railroad track out of sight behind bridge; photographer unknown; 1933 photo from collection of Office of Structures Maintenance, California Department of Transportation, Sacramento - Carroll Overhead Bridge, Altamont Pass Road, Livermore, Alameda County, CA

  10. Interior detail, building 810, view to north showing curved chord ...

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    Interior detail, building 810, view to north showing curved chord sections of roof trusses, 90mm lens plus electronic flash fill lighting. - Travis Air Force Base, B-36 Hangar, Between Woodskill Avenue & Ellis, adjacent to Taxiway V & W, Fairfield, Solano County, CA

  11. 14. VIEW FROM TUNDRA CURVES (ON TRAIL RIDGE ROAD) SHOWING ...

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    14. VIEW FROM TUNDRA CURVES (ON TRAIL RIDGE ROAD) SHOWING FALL RIVER ROAD RISING FROM BENEATH CHAPIN PASS (AT EXTREME RIGHT) TO FALL RIVER PASS (FAR LEFT). - Fall River Road, Between Estes Park & Fall River Pass, Estes Park, Larimer County, CO

  12. Kinetic effects on double hysteresis in spin crossover molecular magnets analyzed with first order reversal curve diagram technique

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    Stan, Raluca-Maria; Gaina, Roxana; Enachescu, Cristian; Tanasa, Radu; Stancu, Alexandru; Bronisz, Robert

    2015-05-01

    In this paper, we analyze two types of hysteresis in spin crossover molecular magnets compounds in the framework of the First Order Reversal Curve (FORC) method. The switching between the two stable states in these compounds is accompanied by hysteresis phenomena if the intermolecular interactions are higher than a threshold. We have measured the static thermal hysteresis (TH) and the kinetic light induced thermal hysteresis (LITH) major loops and FORCs for the polycrystalline Fe(II) spin crossover compound [Fe1-xZnx(bbtr)3](ClO4)2 (bbtr = 1,4-di(1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)butane), either in a pure state (x = 0) or doped with Zn ions (x = 0.33) considering different sweeping rates. Here, we use this method not only to infer the domains distribution but also to disentangle between kinetic and static components of the LITH and to estimate the changes in the intermolecular interactions introduced by dopants. We also determined the qualitative relationship between FORC distributions measured for TH and LITH.

  13. Kinetic effects on double hysteresis in spin crossover molecular magnets analyzed with first order reversal curve diagram technique

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    Stan, Raluca-Maria; Gaina, Roxana; Enachescu, Cristian E-mail: radu.tanasa@uaic.ro; Stancu, Alexandru; Tanasa, Radu E-mail: radu.tanasa@uaic.ro; Bronisz, Robert

    2015-05-07

    In this paper, we analyze two types of hysteresis in spin crossover molecular magnets compounds in the framework of the First Order Reversal Curve (FORC) method. The switching between the two stable states in these compounds is accompanied by hysteresis phenomena if the intermolecular interactions are higher than a threshold. We have measured the static thermal hysteresis (TH) and the kinetic light induced thermal hysteresis (LITH) major loops and FORCs for the polycrystalline Fe(II) spin crossover compound [Fe{sub 1−x}Zn{sub x}(bbtr){sub 3}](ClO{sub 4}){sub 2} (bbtr = 1,4-di(1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)butane), either in a pure state (x = 0) or doped with Zn ions (x = 0.33) considering different sweeping rates. Here, we use this method not only to infer the domains distribution but also to disentangle between kinetic and static components of the LITH and to estimate the changes in the intermolecular interactions introduced by dopants. We also determined the qualitative relationship between FORC distributions measured for TH and LITH.

  14. Analysis of first order reversal curves in the thermal hysteresis of spin-crossover nanoparticles within the mechanoelastic model

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    Stoleriu, Laurentiu E-mail: cristian.enachescu@uaic.ro; Stancu, Alexandru; Enachescu, Cristian E-mail: cristian.enachescu@uaic.ro; Chakraborty, Pradip; Hauser, Andreas

    2015-05-07

    The recently obtained spin-crossover nanoparticles are possible candidates for applications in the recording media industry as materials for data storage, or as pressure and temperature sensors. For these applications, the intermolecular interactions and interactions between spin-crossover nanoparticles are extremely important, as they may be essential factors in triggering the transition between the two stable phases: the high-spin and low-spin ones. In order to find correlations between the distributions in size and interactions and the transition temperatures distribution, we apply the FORC (First Order Reversal Curves) method, using simulations based on a mechanoelastic model applied to 2D triangular lattices composed of molecules linked by springs and embedded in a surfactant. We consider two Gaussian distributions: one is the size of the nanoparticles and another is the elastic interactions between edge spin-crossover molecules and the surfactant molecules. In order to disentangle the kinetic and non-kinetic parts of the FORC distributions, we compare the results obtained for different temperature sweeping rates. We also show that the presence of few larger particles in a distribution centered around much smaller particles dramatically increases the hysteresis width.

  15. Hysteresis of the Contact Angle around Spheres Adsorbed at Curved Fluid Interfaces

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    Senbil, Nesrin; He, Wei; Davidovitch, Benjamin; Dinsmore, Anthony

    2014-03-01

    When a particle adsorbs to a fluid interface, the geometry of the contact between the interface and the particle determines the force acting on the particle. We find a significant hysteresis in the contact angle, and -surprisingly- a strong dependence of the hysteresis on the shape of the interface. Hysteresis in the wetting of a fluid on a flat substrate is well known, whereby two contact angles are typically defined, corresponding to the advancing and receding cases. We find that the receding angle around the sphere changes with the shape of the interface. We use millimeter-sized glass spheres coated with PDMS and adsorbed at an air-water interface. High-resolution images are analyzed to obtain the contact geometry as the spheres are raised or lowered across the interface. We find advancing contact angles of approximately 107o and receding angles that range between 90o and 97o depending on the interface shape. Our results are important for understanding interactions between particles at interfaces and may shed new light on the origin of contact-angle hysteresis. This work is funded by the NSF through CBET-0967620 and by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative through the C-MEDS consortium.

  16. Crossing in the magnetic force-gap hysteresis curve of magnetic levitation systems with a high- T c superconductor

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    Gou, Xiao-Fan; Zhang, Zhao-Xia

    2010-05-01

    For the magnetic levitation system consisting of a high- T c superconductor and permanent magnet, the relation curve of magnetic force with gap between these two components is known as a hysteresis loop, that is, the approaching and departing portions envelop a complete one, and generally these two portions do not cross each other. However, in some special cases this crossing arises, and makes the complete loop broken. In this paper, by the numerical simulation of the magnetic force-gap curve in large numbers of physical and geometrical parameters, two typical crossings were found. To investigate the crossing and explore its physical causes, for one of the crossings, the current density in the superconductor was further calculated and its magnitude and vector distribution at the gaps nearby where the crossing arises were obtained. Based on these calculation results and an adequate discussion, the conclusion was induced that the crossing in the magnetic force-gap hysteresis curve results from applied magnetic fields incomplete and insufficient penetrating in superconductor.

  17. Describing the effect of tempering on hysteresis curves of 54SiCr6 spring steel by the effective field model

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    Perevertov, O.

    2012-04-01

    Hysteresis loops of a ferromagnetic material containing internal stresses due to heat treatment are investigated. The 54SiCr6 spring steel was quenched and tempered in the 300-740 C range. At temperatures from 300 to 500 C changes in hysteresis curves can be described with a very good accuracy by the effective field model found previously for steels under stress due to direct mechanical loading. The effective field due to tempering had a similar shape with that by direct application of external compressive stress. In the range 300-500 C the effective field changes linearly with the tempering temperature. These magnetic results are in correspondence with other works showing that in this temperature range the internal stress decreases by more than two orders of magnitude. At temperatures above 500 C the change of magnetic properties is not monotonous because of influence of different factors-the spheroidization and the coarsening of the cementite, followed by recovery and recrystallization above 600 C.

  18. Phase diagram of the betaine arsenate-betaine phosphate mixed-crystal system by dielectric hysteresis and current curves

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    Lanceros-Mndez, S.; Khler, M.; Schaack, G.; Klpperpieper, A.

    2006-05-01

    The ferroelectric (FE) betaine arsenate (BA) and the antiferroelectric (AF) betaine phosphate (BP) are structurally very closely related and mixed crystals of BAxBP1-x can be grown over the whole concentration range. The concentration (x) -temperature (T) -pressure (P) phase diagram of the system is characterized by a transition from an AF to a FE phase along with the appearance of some mixed regions upon changing concentration. Depending on concentration, one or two relaxation processes appear in the low-temperature region of the phase diagram. Measurement of the hysteresis loops and the current curves have been carried out along the (x-T-P) -phase diagram of this system. Multiple loops have been observed in various regions of the phase diagram. The correlation of the different contributions of the polarization and the temperature behavior of their critical fields with the main features of the temperature- and frequency-dependent dielectric constant enables clarification of the rich phase diagram obtained in this mixed compound in terms of the ferro- and/or antiferroelectric interactions.

  19. Zero-dipole molecular organic cations in mixed organic-inorganic halide perovskites: possible chemical solution for the reported anomalous hysteresis in the current-voltage curve measurements

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    Giorgi, Giacomo; Yamashita, Koichi

    2015-11-01

    Starting from a brief description of the main architectures characterizing the novel solar technology of perovskite-based solar cells, we focus our attention on the anomalous hysteresis experimentally found to affect the measurement of the current-voltage curve of such devices. This detrimental effect, associated with slow dynamic reorganization processes, depends on several parameters; among them, the scan rate of the measurements, the architecture of the cell, and the perovskite deposition rate are crucial. Even if a conclusive explanation of the origin of the hysteresis has not been provided so far, several experimental findings ascribe its origin to ionic migration at an applied bias and dielectric polarization that occurs in the perovskite layer. Consistently, a dipole-moment-reduced cation such as formamidinium ion is experimentally reported to quantitatively reduce the hysteresis from perovskite-based devices. By means of a density-functional theory-based set of calculations, we have predicted and characterized guanidinium ion (GA = +[C(NH2)3], a zero-dipole moment cation by symmetry)-based organic-inorganic halide perovskite’s structural and electronic properties, speculating that such a cation and the alloys it may form with other organic cations can represent a possible chemical solution for the puzzling issue of the hysteresis.

  20. The Transcriptional Heat Shock Response of Salmonella Typhimurium Shows Hysteresis and Heated Cells Show Increased Resistance to Heat and Acid Stress

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    Pin, Carmen; Hansen, Trine; Muñoz-Cuevas, Marina; de Jonge, Rob; Rosenkrantz, Jesper T.; Löfström, Charlotta; Aarts, Henk; Olsen, John E.

    2012-01-01

    We investigated if the transcriptional response of Salmonella Typhimurium to temperature and acid variations was hysteretic, i.e. whether the transcriptional regulation caused by environmental stimuli showed memory and remained after the stimuli ceased. The transcriptional activity of non-replicating stationary phase cells of S. Typhimurium caused by the exposure to 45°C and to pH 5 for 30 min was monitored by microarray hybridizations at the end of the treatment period as well as immediately and 30 minutes after conditions were set back to their initial values, 25°C and pH 7. One hundred and two out of 120 up-regulated genes during the heat shock remained up-regulated 30 minutes after the temperature was set back to 25°C, while only 86 out of 293 down regulated genes remained down regulated 30 minutes after the heat shock ceased. Thus, the majority of the induced genes exhibited hysteresis, i.e., they remained up-regulated after the environmental stress ceased. At 25°C the transcriptional regulation of genes encoding for heat shock proteins was determined by the previous environment. Gene networks constructed with up-regulated genes were significantly more modular than those of down-regulated genes, implying that down-regulation was significantly less synchronized than up-regulation. The hysteretic transcriptional response to heat shock was accompanied by higher resistance to inactivation at 50°C as well as cross-resistance to inactivation at pH 3; however, growth rates and lag times at 43°C and at pH 4.5 were not affected. The exposure to pH 5 only caused up-regulation of 12 genes and this response was neither hysteretic nor accompanied of increased resistance to inactivation conditions. Cellular memory at the transcriptional level may represent a mechanism of adaptation to the environment and a deterministic source of variability in gene regulation. PMID:23236453

  1. Effect of applied tensile stress on the hysteresis curve and magnetic domain structure of grain-oriented transverse Fe-3%Si steel

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    Perevertov, O.; Thielsch, J.; Schfer, R.

    2015-07-01

    The effect of an elastic applied tensile stress on the quasistatic hysteresis curve and domain structure in conventional (110) [001] Fe-3%Si steel, cut transversely to the rolling direction, is studied. The magnetic domains and magnetization processes were observed by longitudinal Kerr microscopy at different levels of stress. It is shown that above 8 MPa the bulk hysteresis loop can be described with a good accuracy by the action of an effective field, which is the product of the stress and a function of magnetization. Domain observation reveals that the reasons for the effective field are demagnetizing fields due to the disappearance of supplementary domains at low applied field and the formation of different domain systems in different grains at low and moderate fields. The latter are caused by differences in grain sensitivity to stress depending on the degree of misorientation and grain boundary orientation. A decrease of the effective field above 1 T is connected with a transformation of all grains into the same domain system - the column pattern. The hysteresis loop behavior is qualitatively the same as for strips cut in rolling direction and for non-oriented strips.

  2. Hysteresis in single and polycrystalline iron thin films: Major and minor loops, first order reversal curves, and Preisach modeling

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    Cao, Yue; Xu, Ke; Jiang, Weilin; Droubay, Timothy; Ramuhalli, Pradeep; Edwards, Danny; Johnson, Bradley R.; McCloy, John

    2015-12-01

    Hysteretic behavior was studied in a series of Fe thin films, grown by molecular beam epitaxy, having different grain sizes and grown on different substrates. Major and minor loops and first order reversal curves (FORCs) were collected to investigate magnetization mechanisms and domain behavior under different magnetic histories. The minor loop coefficient and major loop coercivity increase with decreasing grain size due to higher defect concentration resisting domain wall movement. First order reversal curves allowed estimation of the contribution of irreversible and reversible susceptibilities and switching field distribution. The differences in shape of the major loops and first order reversal curves are described using a classical Preisach model with distributions of hysterons of different switching fields, providing a powerful visualization tool to help understand the magnetization switching behavior of Fe films as manifested in various experimental magnetization measurements.

  3. Hysteresis in weak ferromagnets

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    Bazaliy, Ya. B.; Tsymbal, L. T.; Kakazei, G. N.; Vasiliev, S. V.

    2011-03-01

    Magnetic hysteresis is studied in the orthoferrites ErFeO3 and TmFeO3 using the single crystal samples of millimeter dimensions. It is shown that in both materials one observes a temperature transition manifesting itself through the temperature hysteresis of the magnetic moment and a peculiar temperature evolution of the field hysteresis loop shapes near this transition. Experiments rule out the hypothesis that the ordering of the orthoferrite's rare earth magnetic moments plays an important role in these phenomena. The hysteresis curves can be explained by a few-domain magnetic state of the samples that results from the weak ferromagnetism of the orthoferrites. The phenomenon is generic for weak ferromagnets with temperature dependent magnetization. A large characteristic magnetic length makes the behavior of the relatively big samples analogous to that observed in the nano-size samples of strong ferromagnets. Supported by NSF DMR-0847159, Ukrainian DFFD F28/456-2009, Portuguese FCT ``Ciencia 2007''.

  4. Venous Grafts Procured During the Learning Curve for Endoscopic Veins Harvesting Show Compromised Vascular Remodeling

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    Kiani, Soroosh; Desai, Pranjal H.; Thirumvalavan, Nannan; Kurian, Dinesh John; Flynn, Mary Margaret; Zhao, XiaoQing

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND Endoscopic vein harvest (EVH) is the US standard of care for CABG but recent comparisons to open harvest suggest that conduit quality and outcomes may be compromised. To test the hypothesis that problems with EVH may relate to its learning curve and conduit quality, we analyzed the quality and early function of conduits procured by technicians with varying EVH experience. METHODS EVH was performed during CABG by experienced (>900 cases, n=55 patients) vs. novice (<100 cases, n=30 patients) technicians. Afterwards, conduits were and examined for vascular injury using optical coherence tomography (OCT), with segments identified as injured further examined for gene expression using a tissue injury array. Conduit diameter was measured intra- and postoperatively (day 5 and 6 months) using OCT and Computed-Tomography angiography. RESULTS EVH performed by novice harvesters resulted in increased number of discrete graft injuries and higher expression of tissue injury genes. Regression analysis revealed an association between shear stress and early dilation (positive remodeling) (R2 =0.48, p <0.01). Injured veins showed blunted positive remodeling at 5 days and a greater degree of late lumen loss at 6 months. CONCLUSION Under normal conditions, intraluminal shear stress leads vein grafts to develop positive remodeling over the first postoperative week. Injury to conduits, a frequent sequela of the learning curve for EVH, was a predictor of early graft failure, blunted positive remodeling and greater negative remodeling. Given the ongoing annual volume of EVH cases, rigorous monitoring of the learning curve represents an important and unrecognized public health issue. PMID:21996436

  5. Anomalous Hysteresis in Perovskite Solar Cells.

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    Snaith, Henry J; Abate, Antonio; Ball, James M; Eperon, Giles E; Leijtens, Tomas; Noel, Nakita K; Stranks, Samuel D; Wang, Jacob Tse-Wei; Wojciechowski, Konrad; Zhang, Wei

    2014-05-01

    Perovskite solar cells have rapidly risen to the forefront of emerging photovoltaic technologies, exhibiting rapidly rising efficiencies. This is likely to continue to rise, but in the development of these solar cells there are unusual characteristics that have arisen, specifically an anomalous hysteresis in the current-voltage curves. We identify this phenomenon and show some examples of factors that make the hysteresis more or less extreme. We also demonstrate stabilized power output under working conditions and suggest that this is a useful parameter to present, alongside the current-voltage scan derived power conversion efficiency. We hypothesize three possible origins of the effect and discuss its implications on device efficiency and future research directions. Understanding and resolving the hysteresis is essential for further progress and is likely to lead to a further step improvement in performance. PMID:26270088

  6. Experimental Study on Interlayer Magnetic Coupling in Sputtered Al/Fe/Al/Gd Magnetic Multilayer Films: II. Hysteresis Curves of X-ray Magnetic Circular Dicroism at the Gd-L3 Edge

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    Nobuhiko Sakai,; Ritthikrai Chai-Ngam,; Akihisa Koizumi,; Hisao Kobayashi,

    2010-06-01

    The spacer thickness dependence of the interlayer magnetic coupling (IMC) between Gd and Fe layers separated by Al spacers has been studied. Magnetization measurement and X-ray magnetic circular dicroism (XMCD) spectroscopy at the Gd-L3 edge have been carried out on sputtered Fe (20 )/Al (R )/Gd (40 ) multilayer films (MLFs) for R = 0, 5, 10, and 100 and on some reference films. Experimental data at low magnetic fields below 1 kOe are carefully investigated. A simple theoretical model is introduced to evaluate the strength of IMC. The energy of IMC is represented by the term J MFe \\cdot MGd, in which MFe and MGd denote the average overall magnetic moments of Fe and Gd layers, respectively. It is found that J, which is evaluated from the magnetization curves and the Gd-XMCD signals, is 370 104 Oe\\cdotcm2/emu for MLF of R = 0, and can be reduced by one order of magnitude when R is changed from 0 to 10. Most of characteristic features of the experimental data are ascribed to the varing magnetization of Gd layers. It is found that 40 Gd layers, which are paramagnetic at 5 K when isolated using 100 Al spacers, show magnetic hysteresis when sandwiched between Fe layers.

  7. MOST light-curve analysis of the ? Doradus pulsator HR 8799, showing resonances and amplitude variations

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    Sdor, .; Chen, A.-N.; De Cat, P.; Bognr, Zs.; Wright, D. J.; Marois, C.; Walker, G. A. H.; Matthews, J. M.; Kallinger, T.; Rowe, J. F.; Kuschnig, R.; Guenther, D. B.; Moffat, A. F. J.; Rucinski, S. M.; Sasselov, D.; Weiss, W. W.

    2014-08-01

    Context. The central star of the HR 8799 system is a ? Doradus-type pulsator. The system harbours four planetary-mass companions detected by direct imaging, and is a good solar system analogue. The masses of the companions are not accurately known because the estimation depends greatly on the age of the system, which is also not known with sufficient accuracy. Asteroseismic studies of the star might help to better constrain the age of HR 8799. We organized an extensive photometric and multi-site spectroscopic observing campaign to study the pulsations of the central star. Aims: The aim of the present study is to investigate the pulsation properties of HR 8799 in detail via the ultra-precise 47 d nearly continuous photometry obtained with the Microvariability and Oscillations in STars (MOST) space telescope, and to find as many independent pulsation modes as possible, which is the prerequisite for an asteroseismic age determination. Methods: We carried out Fourier analysis of the wide-band photometric time series. Results: We find that resonance and sudden amplitude changes characterize the pulsation of HR 8799. The dominant frequency is always at f1 = 1.978 d-1.Many multiples of one-ninth of the dominant frequency appear in the Fourier spectrum of the MOST data: n/9 f1, where n = {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,13,14,17,18}. Our analysis also reveals that many of these peaks show strong amplitude decrease and phase variations even on the 47 d time scale. The dependencies between the pulsation frequencies of HR 8799 make the planned subsequent asteroseismic analysis rather difficult. We point out some resemblance between the light curve of HR 8799 and the modulated pulsation light curves of Blazhko RR Lyrae stars. Based on data from the MOST satellite, a Canadian Space Agency mission, jointly operated by Dynacon Inc., the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies and the University of British Columbia, with the assistance of the University of Vienna.

  8. Plant Photosynthesis-Irradiance Curve Responses to Pollution Show Non-Competitive Inhibited Michaelis Kinetics

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    Lin, Maozi; Wang, Zhiwei; He, Lingchao; Xu, Kang; Cheng, Dongliang; Wang, Genxuan

    2015-01-01

    Photosynthesis-irradiance (PI) curves are extensively used in field and laboratory research to evaluate the photon-use efficiency of plants. However, most existing models for PI curves focus on the relationship between the photosynthetic rate (Pn) and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), and do not take account of the influence of environmental factors on the curve. In the present study, we used a new non-competitive inhibited Michaelis-Menten model (NIMM) to predict the co-variation of Pn, PAR, and the relative pollution index (I). We then evaluated the model with published data and our own experimental data. The results indicate that the Pn of plants decreased with increasing I in the environment and, as predicted, were all fitted well by the NIMM model. Therefore, our model provides a robust basis to evaluate and understand the influence of environmental pollution on plant photosynthesis. PMID:26561863

  9. A magnetic hysteresis model

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    Flatley, Thomas W.; Henretty, Debra A.

    1995-01-01

    The Passive Aerodynamically Stabilized Magnetically Damped Satellite (PAMS) will be deployed from the Space Shuttle and used as a target for a Shuttle-mounted laser. It will be a cylindrical satellite with several corner cube reflectors on the ends. The center of mass of the cylinder will be near one end, and aerodynamic torques will tend to align the axis of the cylinder with the spacecraft velocity vector. Magnetic hysteresis rods will be used to provide passive despin and oscillation-damping torques on the cylinder. The behavior of the hysteresis rods depends critically on the 'B/H' curves for the combination of materials and rod length-to-diameter ratio ('l-over-d'). These curves are qualitatively described in most Physics textbooks in terms of major and minor 'hysteresis loops'. Mathematical modeling of the functional relationship between B and H is very difficult. In this paper, the physics involved is not addressed, but an algorithm is developed which provides a close approximation to empirically determined data with a few simple equations suitable for use in computer simulations.

  10. Mathematical models of hysteresis

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    1998-08-01

    The ongoing research has largely been focused on the development of mathematical models of hysteretic nonlinearities with nonlocal memories. The distinct feature of these nonlinearities is that their current states depend on past histories of input variations. It turns out that memories of hysteretic nonlinearities are quite selective. Indeed, experiments show that only some past input extrema (not the entire input variations) leave their marks upon future states of hysteretic nonlinearities. Thus special mathematical tools are needed in order to describe nonlocal selective memories of hysteretic nonlinearities. The origin of such tools can be traced back to the landmark paper of Preisach. Their research has been primarily concerned with Preisach-type models of hysteresis. All these models have a common generic feature; they are constructed as superpositions of simplest hysteretic nonlinearities-rectangular loops. During the past four years, the study has been by and large centered around the following topics: (1) further development of Scalar and vector Preisach-type models of hysteresis; (2) experimental testing of Preisach-type models of hysteresis; (3) development of new models for viscosity (aftereffect) in hysteretic systems; (4) development of mathematical models for superconducting hysteresis in the case of gradual resistive transitions; (5) software implementation of Preisach-type models of hysteresis; and (6) development of new ideas which have emerged in the course of the research work. The author briefly describes the main scientific results obtained in the areas outlined above.

  11. Conditions necessary for capillary hysteresis in porous media: Tests of grain-size and surface tension influences

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    Tokunaga, Tetsu K.; Olson, Keith R.; Wan, Jiamin

    2004-03-12

    Hysteresis in the relation between water saturation and matric potential is generally regarded as a basic aspect of unsaturated porous media. However, the nature of an upper length scale limit for saturation hysteresis has not been previously addressed. Since hysteresis depends on whether or not capillary rise occurs at the grain scale, this criterion was used to predict required combinations of grain size, surface tension, fluid-fluid density differences, and acceleration in monodisperse systems. The Haines number (Ha), composed of the aforementioned variables, is proposed as a dimensionless number useful for separating hysteretic (Ha < 15) versus nonhysteretic (Ha > 15) behavior. Vanishing of hysteresis was predicted to occur for grain sizes greater than 10.4 +- 0.5 mm, for water-air systems under the acceleration of ordinary gravity, based on Miller-Miller scaling and Haines' original model for hysteresis. Disappearance of hysteresis was tested through measurements of drainage and wetting curves of sands and gravels and occurs between grain sizes of 10 and 14 mm (standard conditions). The influence of surface tension was tested through measurements of moisture retention in 7 mm gravel, without and with a surfactant (sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate (SDBS)). The ordinary water system (Ha = 7) exhibited hysteresis, while the SDBS system (Ha = 18) did not. The experiments completed in this study indicate that hysteresis in moisture retention relations has an upper limit at Ha = 16 +- 2 and show that hysteresis is not a fundamental feature of unsaturated porous media.

  12. Origin of hysteresis in resistive switching in magnetite is Joule heating

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    Fursina, A. A.; Sofin, R. G. S.; Shvets, I. V.; Natelson, D.

    2009-06-01

    In many transition-metal oxides the electrical resistance is observed to undergo dramatic changes induced by large biases. In magnetite, Fe3O4 , below the Verwey temperature, an electric-field-driven transition to a state of lower resistance was recently found, with hysteretic current-voltage response. We report the results of pulsed electrical conduction measurements in epitaxial magnetite thin films. We show that while the high- to low-resistance transition is driven by electric field, the hysteresis observed in I-V curves results from Joule heating in the low-resistance state. The shape of the hysteresis loop depends on pulse parameters and reduces to a hysteresis-free “jump” of the current provided thermal relaxation is rapid compared to the time between voltage pulses. A simple relaxation-time thermal model is proposed that captures the essentials of the hysteresis mechanism.

  13. Reversal-field memory in the hysteresis of spin glasses.

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    Katzgraber, H G; Pzmndi, F; Pike, C R; Liu, Kai; Scalettar, R T; Verosub, K L; Zimnyi, G T

    2002-12-16

    We report a novel singularity in the hysteresis of spin glasses, the reversal-field memory effect, which creates a nonanalyticity in the magnetization curves at a particular point related to the history of the sample. The origin of the effect is due to the existence of a macroscopic number of "symmetric clusters" of spins associated with a local spin-reversal symmetry of the Hamiltonian. We use first order reversal curve (FORC) diagrams to characterize the effect and compare to experimental results on thin magnetic films. We contrast our results on spin glasses to random magnets and show that the FORC technique is an effective "magnetic fingerprinting" tool. PMID:12484912

  14. Contact angle hysteresis: a molecular interpretation

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    Schwartz, A.M.

    1980-06-01

    Contact angle hysteresis in solid-liquid-fluid systems has been explained on the basis of surface roughness, surface heterogeneity, and in certain special cases by penetration of the liquid into the solid surface. However, there are many nonpenetrated solid surfaces that show no hysteresis with certain liquid-fluid pairs but considerable hysteresis with other liquid-fluid pairs having comparable molecular volumes. For experimentation on contact angles such surfaces must be regarded as smooth and homogeneous, at least to liquids in the stipulated range of molecular volume. Any contact angle hysteresis in systems that meet these criteria of smoothness and molecular volume is referred to as intrinsic hysteresis. This work proposes an explanation of intrinsic hysteresis that is in accord with thermodynamic and mechanical principles, and whose validity can be explored experimentally.

  15. Hysteresis Responses of Evapotranspiration to Meteorological Factors at a Diel Timescale: Patterns and Causes

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    Zheng, Han; Wang, Qiufeng; Zhu, Xianjin; Li, Yingnian; Yu, Guirui

    2014-01-01

    Evapotranspiration (ET) is an important component of the water cycle in terrestrial ecosystems. Understanding the ways in which ET changes with meteorological factors is central to a better understanding of ecological and hydrological processes. In this study, we used eddy covariance measurements of ET from a typical alpine shrubland meadow ecosystem in China to investigate the hysteresis response of ET to environmental variables including air temperature (Ta), vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and net radiation (Rn) at a diel timescale. Meanwhile, the simulated ET by Priestly-Taylor equation was used to interpret the measured ET under well-watered conditions. Pronounced hysteresis was observed in both Ta and VPD response curves of ET. At a similar Ta and VPD, ET was always significantly depressed in the afternoon compared with the morning. But the hysteresis response of ET to Rn was not evident. Similar hysteresis patterns were also observed in the Ta/VPD response curves of simulated ET. The magnitudes of the measured and simulated hysteresis loops showed similar seasonal variation, with relatively smaller values occurring from May to September, which agreed well with the lifetime of plants and the period of rainy season at this site. About 62% and 23% of changes in the strength of measured ET-Ta and ET-VPD loops could be explained by the changes in the strength of simulated loops, respectively. Thus, the time lag between Rn and Ta/VPD is the most important factor generating and modulating the ET-Ta/VPD hysteresis, but plants and water status also contribute to the hysteresis response of ET. Our research confirmed the different hysteresis in the responses of ET to meteorological factors and proved the vital role of Rn in driving the diel course of ET. PMID:24896829

  16. Hysteresis responses of evapotranspiration to meteorological factors at a diel timescale: patterns and causes.

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    Zheng, Han; Wang, Qiufeng; Zhu, Xianjin; Li, Yingnian; Yu, Guirui

    2014-01-01

    Evapotranspiration (ET) is an important component of the water cycle in terrestrial ecosystems. Understanding the ways in which ET changes with meteorological factors is central to a better understanding of ecological and hydrological processes. In this study, we used eddy covariance measurements of ET from a typical alpine shrubland meadow ecosystem in China to investigate the hysteresis response of ET to environmental variables including air temperature (Ta), vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and net radiation (Rn) at a diel timescale. Meanwhile, the simulated ET by Priestly-Taylor equation was used to interpret the measured ET under well-watered conditions. Pronounced hysteresis was observed in both Ta and VPD response curves of ET. At a similar Ta and VPD, ET was always significantly depressed in the afternoon compared with the morning. But the hysteresis response of ET to Rn was not evident. Similar hysteresis patterns were also observed in the Ta/VPD response curves of simulated ET. The magnitudes of the measured and simulated hysteresis loops showed similar seasonal variation, with relatively smaller values occurring from May to September, which agreed well with the lifetime of plants and the period of rainy season at this site. About 62% and 23% of changes in the strength of measured ET-Ta and ET-VPD loops could be explained by the changes in the strength of simulated loops, respectively. Thus, the time lag between Rn and Ta/VPD is the most important factor generating and modulating the ET-Ta/VPD hysteresis, but plants and water status also contribute to the hysteresis response of ET. Our research confirmed the different hysteresis in the responses of ET to meteorological factors and proved the vital role of Rn in driving the diel course of ET. PMID:24896829

  17. Contact angle hysteresis on fluoropolymer surfaces.

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    Tavana, H; Jehnichen, D; Grundke, K; Hair, M L; Neumann, A W

    2007-10-31

    Contact angle hysteresis of liquids with different molecular and geometrical properties on high quality films of four fluoropolymers was studied. A number of different causes are identified for hysteresis. With n-alkanes as probe liquids, contact angle hysteresis is found to be strongly related to the configuration of polymer chains. The largest hysteresis is obtained with amorphous polymers whereas the smallest hysteresis occurs for polymers with ordered molecular chains. This is explained in terms of sorption of liquid by the solid and penetration of liquid into the polymer film. Correlation of contact angle hysteresis with the size of n-alkane molecules supports this conclusion. On the films of two amorphous fluoropolymers with different molecular configurations, contact angle hysteresis of one and the same liquid with "bulky" molecules is shown to be quite different. On the surfaces of Teflon AF 1600, with stiff molecular chains, the receding angles of the probe liquids are independent of contact time between solid and liquid and similar hysteresis is obtained for all the liquids. Retention of liquid molecules on the solid surface is proposed as the most likely cause of hysteresis in these systems. On the other hand, with EGC-1700 films that consist of flexible chains, the receding angles are strongly time-dependent and the hysteresis is large. Contact angle hysteresis increases even further when liquids with strong dipolar intermolecular forces are used. In this case, major reorganization of EGC-1700 chains due to contact with the test liquids is suggested as the cause. The effect of rate of motion of the three-phase line on the advancing and receding contact angles, and therefore contact angle hysteresis, is investigated. For low viscous liquids, contact angles are independent of the drop front velocity up to approximately 10 mm/min. This agrees with the results of an earlier study that showed that the rate-dependence of the contact angles is an issue only for liquids with high viscosity. PMID:17537391

  18. Theory of molecular hysteresis switch

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    Kozhushner, Mortko; Oleynik, Ivan

    2006-03-01

    Molecular hysteresis switching has been recently observed in a series of experiments that measured the I-V spectrum of bipyridyl-dinitro oligophenylene-ethylene dithiol (BPDN) based molecular devices [1]. The experimental observations clearly show the presence of Coulomb blockade in single organic molecules that is responsible for the voltage-induced switching. We present the theory of the hysteresis switch which explains the non-linear hysteresis I-V characteristics based on the mechanisms of Coulomb blockade and the existence of two different molecular conformations of neutral and charged states of the molecule. [1] A.S. Blum, J.G. Kushmerick, D.P. Long, C.H. Patterson, J.C. Yang, J.C. Henderson, Y.X. Yao, J.M. Tour, R. Shashidhar, and B.R. Ratna, ``Molecularly inherent voltage-controlled conductance switching'' , Nature Materials 4, 167 (2005).

  19. Steady state performance, photo-induced performance degradation and their relation to transient hysteresis in perovskite solar cells

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    Jena, Ajay Kumar; Kulkarni, Ashish; Ikegami, Masashi; Miyasaka, Tsutomu

    2016-03-01

    Hysteresis in current-voltage curves of perovskite solar cells is a serious concern as it creates confusions about actual cell performance and raises questions on its reliability. Although a lot of effort has been made to understand the origin of hysteresis, knowing whether hysteresis affects the cell performance while they are in practical use (operated constantly at maximum power point) is not yet examined. In the present study, we investigate steady state performance and performance stability of perovskite solar cells (planar architecture with varying perovskite film thickness and TiO2 mesoscopic structure with different TiO2 compact layer thickness exhibiting hysteresis of different magnitudes) operating across an external load in relation to hysteresis. The planar cells with larger hysteresis exhibit a steady state current that closely matches the value determined on forward voltage scan. Cyclic photocurrent-dark current measurements on cells with hysteresis of different magnitudes reveal that photo-induced electrical instability (not material degradation), which might be originated from ion migration or photo-induced traps formation, is not related to hysteresis. Performance of the cells is recovered partially or fully, depending on the device structure, on storage in dark. TiO2 meso-structure cells tend to show complete recovery while the planar cells recover partially.

  20. Hysteresis compensation of piezoelectric actuators: the modified Rayleigh model.

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    Park, Jongkyu; Moon, Wonkyu

    2010-03-01

    In this study, we develop a novel modified Rayleigh model for hysteresis compensation in piezoelectric actuators. Piezoelectric actuators suffer from hysteresis, in large drive fields of more than 100 V, which can result in serious displacement errors. The typical phenomenological approach is to use the Rayleigh model; however, this model gives more than 10% difference with experiments at the large electric fields of more than 1kV/mm. Furthermore, there are no studies that apply the Rayleigh model to the compensation of precision actuators, such as stack actuators; it has only been applied in the study of the physical properties of piezoelectric materials. Therefore, we propose a modified Rayleigh model, in which each coefficient is defined differently according to whether the field is increasing or decreasing to account for asymmetry at the high fields. By applying a computer-based control from an inverse form of this modified Rayleigh model, we show that we can compensate for hysteresis to reduce the position error to less than five percent. This model has the merits of reducing complicated fitting procedures and of saving computation time compared to the Preisach model. Specifically, this model cannot only predict the hysteresis curves in all local fields using only one fitting procedure, but also make it possible to control the displacement of various piezo-based actuators without expensive sensors, based on the charge-based model. PMID:19939427

  1. A simple model of hysteresis behavior using spreadsheet analysis

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    Ehrmann, A.; Blachowicz, T.

    2015-01-01

    Hysteresis loops occur in many scientific and technical problems, especially as field dependent magnetization of ferromagnetic materials, but also as stress-strain-curves of materials measured by tensile tests including thermal effects, liquid-solid phase transitions, in cell biology or economics. While several mathematical models exist which aim to calculate hysteresis energies and other parameters, here we offer a simple model for a general hysteretic system, showing different hysteresis loops depending on the defined parameters. The calculation which is based on basic spreadsheet analysis plus an easy macro code can be used by students to understand how these systems work and how the parameters influence the reactions of the system on an external field. Importantly, in the step-by-step mode, each change of the system state, compared to the last step, becomes visible. The simple program can be developed further by several changes and additions, enabling the building of a tool which is capable of answering real physical questions in the broad field of magnetism as well as in other scientific areas, in which similar hysteresis loops occur.

  2. Hysteresis and feedback of ice sheet response

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    Abe-Ouchi, A.; Saito, F.; Takahashi, K.

    2014-12-01

    Investigating the response of ice sheets to climatic forcings in the past by climate-ice sheet modelling is important for understanding the ice sheets' change. The 100-kyr cycle of the large Northern Hemisphere ice sheets and fast termination of the glacial cycle are the prominent pattern known from paleoclimate records. We simulate the past glacial cycles with an ice sheet model, IcIES in combination with a general circulation model, MIROC, using the time series of insolation and atmospheric CO2. Feedback processes between ice sheet and atmosphere such as the ice albedo feedback, the elevation-mass balance feedback, desertification effect and stationary wave feedback are analyzed. We show that the threshold of termination of the glacial cycles can be explained by the pattern of the hysteresis of ice sheet change, i.e. multiple steady states of the ice sheets under climatic forcings. We find that slope of the upper branch of the multiple equilibria curve for Laurentide ice volumes is fundamental for the observed glacial patterns. Finally, we discuss the similarity and difference between the hysteresis structure of ice sheets variation for Northern Hemisphere ice sheets, Antarctica and Greenland.

  3. Hysteresis in a quantized superfluid `atomtronic' circuit

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    Eckel, Stephen; Lee, Jeffrey G.; Jendrzejewski, Fred; Murray, Noel; Clark, Charles W.; Lobb, Christopher J.; Phillips, William D.; Edwards, Mark; Campbell, Gretchen K.

    2014-02-01

    Atomtronics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that seeks to develop new functional methods by creating devices and circuits where ultracold atoms, often superfluids, have a role analogous to that of electrons in electronics. Hysteresis is widely used in electronic circuits--it is routinely observed in superconducting circuits and is essential in radio-frequency superconducting quantum interference devices. Furthermore, it is as fundamental to superfluidity (and superconductivity) as quantized persistent currents, critical velocity and Josephson effects. Nevertheless, despite multiple theoretical predictions, hysteresis has not been previously observed in any superfluid, atomic-gas Bose-Einstein condensate. Here we directly detect hysteresis between quantized circulation states in an atomtronic circuit formed from a ring of superfluid Bose-Einstein condensate obstructed by a rotating weak link (a region of low atomic density). This contrasts with previous experiments on superfluid liquid helium where hysteresis was observed directly in systems in which the quantization of flow could not be observed, and indirectly in systems that showed quantized flow. Our techniques allow us to tune the size of the hysteresis loop and to consider the fundamental excitations that accompany hysteresis. The results suggest that the relevant excitations involved in hysteresis are vortices, and indicate that dissipation has an important role in the dynamics. Controlled hysteresis in atomtronic circuits may prove to be a crucial feature for the development of practical devices, just as it has in electronic circuits such as memories, digital noise filters (for example Schmitt triggers) and magnetometers (for example superconducting quantum interference devices).

  4. Asymmetric hysteresis loop in magnetostatic-biased multilayer nanowires.

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    Allende, S; Escrig, J; Altbir, D; Salcedo, E; Bahiana, M

    2009-11-01

    The hysteresis of multilayer nanowires composed by a soft magnetic cylindrical wire, a non-magnetic spacer layer and an external hard magnetic shell is investigated. The external magnetic shell originates a non-homogeneous magnetic field on the inner wire, which is responsible for a displacement and a change of the width of the hysteresis curve of the wire. Moreover, different reversal modes occur at each branch of the hysteresis loop, which can be understood by analyzing the interaction magnetostatic field along the wire. Our results open the possibility of controlling two parameters of the hysteresis loop, the coercivity and the bias, providing an interesting system to be investigated. PMID:19809104

  5. Influence of contact angle on hysteresis in mercury porosimetry

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    Lowell, S.; Shields, J.E.

    1981-03-01

    A study of the effect of contact angle in mercury porosimetry has revealed that appropriate adjustments in the angle result in the elimination of intrusion-extrusion hysteresis. When the contact angle is increased for the intrusion curve and decreased for the extrusion curve, the two curves can be brought into coincidence.

  6. Bias magnetic field and test period dependences of magnetoelectric hysteresis of particulate multiferroic composites

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    Zhou, Yun; Zhou, Hao-Miao; Ye, You-Xiang; Jiao, Zhi-Wei

    2016-03-01

    Magnetoelectric hysteresis behavior for four particulate multiferroic composites with different coercivities of magnetic hysteresis loops has been investigated, and the results show that the magnetoelectric hysteresis are deeply affected by the bias magnetic field and test period. The bias magnetic field dependence of ME hysteresis loops is associated with magnetic hysteresis loops, and the sample with large coercivity of magnetic hysteresis loops has high coercive field of magnetoelectric hysteresis loops. The test time hysteresis caused by fast varying bias magnetic field can be eliminated by prolonging test period. These findings provide some ideas not only for practical applications but also for the examination of magnetoelectric effect.

  7. Corneal hysteresis and its relevance to glaucoma

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    Deol, Madhvi; Taylor, David A.; Radcliffe, Nathan M.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose of review Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. It is estimated that roughly 60.5 million people had glaucoma in 2010 and that this number is increasing. Many patients continue to lose vision despite apparent disease control according to traditional risk factors. The purpose of this review is to discuss the recent findings with regard to corneal hysteresis, a variable that is thought to be associated with the risk and progression of glaucoma. Recent findings Low corneal hysteresis is associated with optic nerve and visual field damage in glaucoma and the risk of structural and functional glaucoma progression. In addition, hysteresis may enhance intraocular pressure (IOP) interpretation: low corneal hysteresis is associated with a larger magnitude of IOP reduction following various glaucoma therapies. Corneal hysteresis is dynamic and may increase in eyes after IOP-lowering interventions are implemented. Summary It is widely accepted that central corneal thickness is a predictive factor for the risk of glaucoma progression. Recent evidence shows that corneal hysteresis also provides valuable information for several aspects of glaucoma management. In fact, corneal hysteresis may be more strongly associated with glaucoma presence, risk of progression, and effectiveness of glaucoma treatments than central corneal thickness. PMID:25611166

  8. Adhesion hysteresis of silane coated microcantilevers

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    DE BOER,MAARTEN P.; KNAPP,JAMES A.; MICHALSKE,TERRY A.; SRINIVASAN,U.; MABOUDIAN,R.

    2000-04-17

    The authors have developed a new experimental approach for measuring hysteresis in the adhesion between micromachined surfaces. By accurately modeling the deformations in cantilever beams that are subject to combined interfacial adhesion and applied electrostatic forces, they determine adhesion energies for advancing and receding contacts. They draw on this new method to examine adhesion hysteresis for silane coated micromachined structures and found significant hysteresis for surfaces that were exposed to high relative humidity (RH) conditions. Atomic force microscopy studies of these surfaces showed spontaneous formation of agglomerates that they interpreted as silages that have irreversibly transformed from uniform surface layers at low RH to isolated vesicles at high RH. They used contact deformation models to show that the compliance of these vesicles could reasonably account for the adhesion hysteresis that develops at high RH as the surfaces are forced into contact by an externally applied load.

  9. Element-specific magnetic hysteresis measurements, a new application of circularly polarized soft x-rays

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    Lin, H.J.; Chen, C.T.; Meigs, G.; Idzerda, Y.U.; Chaiken, A.; Prinz, G.A.; Ho, G.H.

    1993-09-07

    Element-specific magnetic hysteresis measurements on heteromagnetic materials have been achieved by using circularly polarized soft-x- rays. Dramatically different Fe and Co hysteresis curves of Fe/Cu/Co trilayers were obtained by recording the magnetic circular dichroism (MCD) at their respective L{sub 3} white lines as a function of applied magnetic field. The data resolve the complicated hysteresis curves, observed by conventional magnetometry, and determine the individual magnetic moments for the Fe and Co layers. Fine hysteresis features, imperceptible in the conventional curves, were also observed, demonstrating a new application of circularly polarized soft-x-rays in the investigation of magnetic systems.

  10. Transport, hysteresis and avalanches in artificial spin ice systems

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    Reichhardt, Charles; Reichhardt, Cynthia J; Libal, A

    2010-01-01

    We examine the hopping dynamics of an artificial spin ice system constructed from colloids on a kagome optical trap array where each trap has two possible states. By applying an external drive from an electric field which is analogous to a biasing applied magnetic field for real spin systems, we can create polarized states that obey the spin-ice rules of two spins in and one spin out at each vertex. We demonstrate that when we sweep the external drive and measure the fraction of the system that has been polarized, we can generate a hysteresis loop analogous to the hysteretic magnetization versus external magnetic field curves for real spin systems. The disorder in our system can be readily controlled by changing the barrier that must be overcome before a colloid can hop from one side of a trap to the other. For systems with no disorder, the effective spins all flip simultaneously as the biasing field is changed, while for strong disorder the hysteresis curves show a series of discontinuous jumps or avalanches similar to Barkhausen noise.

  11. Hysteresis of ionization waves

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    Dinklage, A.; Bruhn, B.; Testrich, H.; Wilke, C.

    2008-06-15

    A quasi-logistic, nonlinear model for ionization wave modes is introduced. Modes are due to finite size of the discharge and current feedback. The model consists of competing coupled modes and it incorporates spatial wave amplitude saturation. The hysteresis of wave mode transitions under current variation is reproduced. Sidebands are predicted by the model and found in experimental data. The ad hoc model is equivalent to a general--so-called universal--approach from bifurcation theory.

  12. Mesoscopic magnetomechanical hysteresis in a magnetorheological elastomer

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    Biller, A. M.; Stolbov, O. V.; Raikher, Yu. L.

    2015-08-01

    Field-induced magnetostatic interaction in a pair of identical particles made of a magnetically soft ferromagnet is studied. It is shown that due to saturation of the ferromagnet magnetization, this case differs significantly from the (super)paramagnetic one. A numerical solution is given, discussed, and compared with that provided by a simpler model (nonlinear mutual dipoles). We show that for multidomain ferromagnetic particles embedded in an elastomer matrix, as for paramagnetic ones in the same environment, pair clusters may form or break by a hysteresis scenario. However, the magnetization saturation brings in important features to this effect. First, the bistability state and the hysteresis take place only in a limited region of the material parameters of the system. Second, along with the hysteresis jumps occurring under the sole influence of the field, the "latent" hysteresis is possible which realizes only if the action of the field is combined with some additional (nonmagnetic) external factor. The obtained conditions, when used to assess the possibility of clustering in real magnetorheological polymers, infer an important role of mesoscopic magnetomechanical hysteresis for the macroscopic properties of these composites.

  13. Sensitivity and hysteresis behavior of the commercial Sentron 1090 Al2O3 gate pH-ISFET

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    Chou, Jung Chuan; Weng, Chen Yu

    2000-07-01

    In this study, we utilize the commercial device, Sentron 1090 Al2O3 gate pH-ISFET to study the sensitivity and hysteresis behaviour. The experimental results show that the Al2O3 materials have a fairly high response, and the sensitivity was obtained from the pH response of Sentron 1090. The hysteresis effect in a Sentron 1090 Al2O3 gate pH-ISFET was studied by exposing the device to two cycles of pH values. The hysteresis curves were measured in the sequence pH 8-3-8-11-8 and pH 7-3-7-11-7 at different loop time. According to experimental results, the hysteresis width is increasing with loop time and measuring path. We also observed and compared the pH sensitivity and magnitude of the hysteresis width with others pH-sensing gate ISFETs studied in our laboratory and the related literatures.

  14. Hysteresis and coercivity of hematite

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    -zdemir, .-zden; Dunlop, David J.

    2014-04-01

    room-temperature hysteresis, 14 submicron hematites (0.12-0.45 m) had large coercive forces Hc (150-350 mT), while 22 natural 1-5.5 mm hematite crystals had Hc = 0.8-23 mT (basal-plane measurements). Single-domain (SD) and multidomain (MD) hematites owe their high Hc mainly to magnetoelastic anisotropy, caused in fine particles by internal strains and in large crystals by defects like dislocations, with a smaller contribution by triaxial magnetocrystalline anisotropy. A strong correlation between Hc and the defect moment Md measured below hematite's Morin transition also favors magnetoelastic control. Saturation remanence/saturation magnetization ratios Mrs/Ms and coercivity ratios Hcr/Hc (Hcr is remanent coercive force) are distinctive: Mrs/Ms = 0.5-0.9, Hcr/Hc = 1.02-1.17 for MD hematites; Mrs/Ms = 0.5-0.7, Hcr/Hc = 1.45-1.62 for SD hematites. In high-temperature (20-690C) hysteresis, Hc(T) ~ Ms(T) to a power 1.8-2.4 above 385C. Magnetoelastic wall pinning by crystal defects is thus more likely than control by domain nucleation which depends on magnetocrystalline anisotropy. Our results compare well with existing Hc vs. crystal size d data. A suggested peak in Hc around 15 m and a proposed slope change around 100 m are both questionable. Using only near-saturation data, Hc varies continuously as d-0.61 from ?0.1 m to 2 mm. The SD threshold size d0 may be >15 m but there is no strong evidence that d0 ?100 m. Direct domain observations are needed to settle the question. Augmented data sets for Hc and Mrs vs. d show that SD hematite is increasingly affected by thermal fluctuations below ?0.3 m and generally confirm a superparamagnetic threshold size ds of 0.025-0.03 m.

  15. Macroscopic theory for capillary-pressure hysteresis.

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    Athukorallage, Bhagya; Aulisa, Eugenio; Iyer, Ram; Zhang, Larry

    2015-03-01

    In this article, we present a theory of macroscopic contact angle hysteresis by considering the minimization of the Helmholtz free energy of a solid-liquid-gas system over a convex set, subject to a constant volume constraint. The liquid and solid surfaces in contact are assumed to adhere weakly to each other, causing the interfacial energy to be set-valued. A simple calculus of variations argument for the minimization of the Helmholtz energy leads to the Young-Laplace equation for the drop surface in contact with the gas and a variational inequality that yields contact angle hysteresis for advancing/receding flow. We also show that the Young-Laplace equation with a Dirichlet boundary condition together with the variational inequality yields a basic hysteresis operator that describes the relationship between capillary pressure and volume. We validate the theory using results from the experiment for a sessile macroscopic drop. Although the capillary effect is a complex phenomenon even for a droplet as various points along the contact line might be pinned, the capillary pressure and volume of the drop are scalar variables that encapsulate the global quasistatic energy information for the entire droplet. Studying the capillary pressure versus volume relationship greatly simplifies the understanding and modeling of the phenomenon just as scalar magnetic hysteresis graphs greatly aided the modeling of devices with magnetic materials. PMID:25646688

  16. Stiffness and hysteresis properties of some prosthetic feet.

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    van Jaarsveld, H W; Grootenboer, H J; de Vries, J; Koopman, H F

    1990-12-01

    A prosthetic foot is an important element of a prosthesis, although it is not always fully recognized that the properties of the foot, along with the prosthetic knee joint and the socket, are in part responsible for the stability and metabolic energy cost during walking. The stiffness and the hysteresis, which are the topics of this paper, are not properly prescribed, but could be adapted to improve the prosthetic walking performance. The shape is strongly related to the cosmetic appearance and so can not be altered to effect these improvements. Because detailed comparable data on foot stiffness and hysteresis, which are necessary to quantify the differences between different types of feet, are absent in literature, these properties were measured by the authors in a laboratory setup for nine different prosthetic feet, bare and with two different shoes. One test cycle consisted of measurements of load deformation curves in 66 positions, representing the range from heel strike to toe-off. The hysteresis is defined by the energy loss as a part of the total deformation energy. Without shoes significant differences in hysteresis between the feet exist, while with sport shoes the differences in hysteresis between the feet vanish for the most part. Applying a leather shoe leads to an increase of hysteresis loss for all tested feet. The stiffness turned out to be non-constant, so mean stiffness is used.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:2095529

  17. Crystal field dilution in S-1 Blume Capel model: Hysteresis behaviors

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    Akıncı, Ümit

    2016-03-01

    Hysteresis characteristics of the crystal field diluted S-1 Ising (Blume-Capel) model have been studied within the effective field approximation. Paramagnetic and double hysteresis behaviors for the paramagnetic phase have been obtained. It has also been shown that, for the ferromagnetic phase of the system, single and triple hysteresis behaviors may occur. Regions that show these different hysteresis behaviors are explicitly obtained in the space of Hamiltonian parameters. Besides, physical mechanisms that give rise to these behaviors have been given.

  18. Dynamic hysteresis features in a two-dimensional mixed Ising system

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    Erta?, Mehmet; Keskin, Mustafa

    2015-08-01

    The dynamic hysteresis features in a two-dimensional mixed spin (1 , 3 / 2) Ising system are studied by using the within the effective-field theory with correlations based on Glauber-type stochastic. The dynamic phase transition temperatures and dynamic hysteresis curves are obtained for both the ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic interactions. It is observed that the dynamic hysteresis loop areas increase when the reduced temperatures increase, and the dynamic hysteresis loops disappear at certain reduced temperatures. The thermal behaviors of the coercivity and remanent magnetizations are also investigated. The results are compared with some theoretical and experimental works and found in a qualitatively good agreement.

  19. Modelling of hysteresis in thin superconducting screens for mixed-mu suspension systems

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    Asher, G.M.; Williams, J.T.; Walters, C.R.; Joyce, H.; Paul, R.J.A.

    1982-03-01

    Mixed-mu levitation is the principle whereby iron is levitated in a magnetic field and stabilized by the proximity of diamagnetic superconducting screens. In a dynamic environment, the screens are subject to changing magnetic fields thus causing hysteresis losses in the superconducting material. This paper is concerned with the modeling of such hysteresis. A finite difference approximation to the current and field distributions is employed, the current distribution being made consistent with critical current values by iteration. Square and disc shaped screen samples are studied and hysteresis curves computed. It is shown that the method represents a fair approximation to the hysteresis behavior of thin superconducting screens. 8 refs.

  20. Mach, methodology, hysteresis and economics

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    Cross, R.

    2008-11-01

    This methodological note examines the epistemological foundations of hysteresis with particular reference to applications to economic systems. The economy principles of Ernst Mach are advocated and used in this assessment.

  1. Assessment of the hydrological behaviour of watersheds of contrasting land use using suspended sediment-discharge hysteresis patterns

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    Gimnez, Rafael; Casal, Javier; Dez, Javier; Goi, Mikel; Campo, Miguel A.

    2010-05-01

    Four experimental watersheds in Navarre (Spain), maintained by the local government, have been monitored and studied since 1996 (La Tejera and Latxaga) and 2001 (Oskotz "principal", Op, and Oskotz "woodland", Ow). La Tejera and Latxaga watersheds, located in the central western part of Navarre, are roughly similar to each other regarding size (approximately 200 ha), geology (marls and sandstones), soils (alkaline, fine texture topsoil), climate (humid sub Mediterranean) and land use (80-90% cultivated with winter grain crops). On the other hand, Op (ca.1,700 ha) is covered with forest and pasture (cattle-breeding); while Ow (ca. 500 ha), a sub-watershed of the Op, is almost completely covered with forest. The predominant climate in Op/Ow is sub-Atlantic. As a result, a detailed description and a general characterization of the hydrological and erosion behaviour of these watersheds were published recently by the same authors of this current research. However, this information, although extensive and valuable, is still insufficient for finding out the internal and complex hydrological functioning of these watersheds reflected in the frequent occurrence of the hysteresis phenomenon. "Hysteresis" is when the amount of sediment concentration associated with a certain flow is different depending on the direction in which the analysis is performed -towards the increase or towards the diminution of the flow. This phenomenon to some extent reflects the way in which the runoff generation processes are conjugated with those of the production and transport of sediments, hence the usefulness of hysteresis as a diagnostic hydrological parameter. However, the complexity of the phenomena and factors which determine hysteresis make its interpretation uncertain or, at the very least, problematic. 5 types of hysteresis have been recognized but, however, only three types are usually reported: "clockwise", "anticlockwise" and "eight-shape". This article aims to investigate the hydrological-erosion behaviour of 4 watersheds with contrasting land uses by means of the analysis and interpretation of the sediment-flow relationship throughout a long period of time. The first results of this work are presented here. The sediment-flow relationship of 375 events occurring between 1996 and 2009 in the La Tejera, Latxaga, Ow and Op watersheds was analyzed seeking to identify events presenting hysteresis. To make the comparison between events easier a normalized hysteresis index was calculated -although it was only applicable for clockwise and anticlockwise hysteresis- based on the determination of the area comprised between the top and bottom limbs of the sediment-flow graph. Only 25-60% of the events taking place in the grain-cultivated watersheds exhibited a clear hysteresis. Conversely, in Op/Ow this figure rose to 95%. In the watersheds cultivated with grain, the factors controlling erosion -protection due to cultivation, tillage, etc.- can change drastically throughout the year and even inside one same watershed, so that it is not surprising that the sediment-flow relationship did not show a clear hysteresis, unlike what happened in the watersheds under woodland/pasture. In general, 3 types of hysteresis were observed: clockwise, anticlockwise and eight-shape, although the first of these was predominant. It was, thus, in Op/Ow that 90% of the events which displayed hysteresis did so with the clockwise type, whereas in La Tejera this rate was only 50%. Also, the hysteresis in Op/Ow and Laxtaga was more clearly defined (a higher index) than that in La Tejera. This predominance of curves with clockwise hysteresis suggest that the main areas of sediment discharge were to be found in the banks and areas near to the bed and to the record station.

  2. Hysteresis of boiling for different tunnel-pore surfaces

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    Pastuszko, Robert; Piasecka, Magdalena

    2015-05-01

    Analysis of boiling hysteresis on structured surfaces covered with perforated foil is proposed. Hysteresis is an adverse phenomenon, preventing high heat flux systems from thermal stabilization, characterized by a boiling curve variation at an increase and decrease of heat flux density. Experimental data were discussed for three kinds of enhanced surfaces: tunnel structures (TS), narrow tunnel structures (NTS) and mini-fins covered with the copper wire net (NTS-L). The experiments were carried out with water, R-123 and FC-72 at atmospheric pressure. A detailed analysis of the measurement results identified several cases of type I, II and III for TS, NTS and NTS-L surfaces.

  3. Relative permeability hysteresis: Laboratory measurements and a conceptual model

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    Braun, E.M.; Holland, R.F.

    1995-08-01

    Relative permeability hysteresis has been measured for a water-wet outcrop rock sample and a mixed-wet reservoir core. For the oil phase, imbibition and drainage relative permeability curves differed significantly. The difference was much less pronounced for the water phase. Scanning curves, which characterize transitions between imbibition and drainage curves, were also measured. A notable characteristic of the oil relative permeability scanning curves is their reversibility; along most of the length of a scanning curve, oil relative permeability exhibits no hysteresis. A proposed mechanism for the reversible behavior is pinning of water/oil interfaces on surfaces of rock grains. Pinned interfaces remain anchored at fixed positions on grains despite changes in interface curvature and contact angle. In water-wet samples, pinning can occur as a result of contact-angle hysteresis. In mixed-wet rock, pinning can occur at the boundaries between water- and oil-wet grain surfaces. As long as interfaces remain pinned, pore-level fluid geometry is a function of saturation only and does not depend on the directional of saturation change.

  4. High contact angle hysteresis of superhydrophobic surfaces: Hydrophobic defects

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    Chang, Feng-Ming; Hong, Siang-Jie; Sheng, Yu-Jane; Tsao, Heng-Kwong

    2009-08-01

    A typical superhydrophobic surface is essentially nonadhesive and exhibits very low water contact angle (CA) hysteresis, so-called Lotus effect. However, leaves of some plants such as scallion and garlic with an advancing angle exceeding 150° show very serious CA hysteresis. Although surface roughness and epicuticular wax can explain the very high advancing CA, our analysis indicates that the unusual hydrophobic defect, diallyl disulfide, is the key element responsible for contact line pinning on allium leaves. After smearing diallyl disulfide on an extended polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) film, which is originally absent of CA hysteresis, the surface remains superhydrophobic but becomes highly adhesive.

  5. Eliminating hysteresis of piezoelectric deformable mirror by charge control

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    Ma, Jianqiang; Chen, Junjie; Hu, Yanlei; Tian, Lei; Li, Baoqing; Chu, Jiaru

    2015-08-01

    Inherent hysteresis of piezoelectric deformable mirror (DM) limits the performance of adaptive optics (AO) systems including bandwidth and residual wavefront error. A charge control method based on switched capacitor charge pump was proposed to eliminate the hysteresis of piezoelectric DM. Experimental results show that the hysteresis of a unimorph DM was reduced from 11% to less than 1%. It indicates that the proposed charge control method has the potential to improve the deformation precision for one step correction as well as the bandwidth of the AO systems.

  6. Effect of Hysteresis on Measurements of Thin-Film Cell Performance

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    Albin, D.; del Cueto, J.

    2011-03-01

    Transient or hysteresis effects in polycrystalline thin film CdS/CdTe cells are a function of pre-measurement voltage bias and whether Cu is introduced as an intentional dopant during back contact fabrication. When Cu is added, the current-density (J) vs. voltage (V) measurements performed in a reverse-to-forward voltage direction will yield higher open-circuit voltage (Voc), up to 10 mV, and smaller short-circuit current density (Jsc), by up to 2 mA/cm2, relative to scanning voltage in a forward-to-reverse direction. The variation at the maximum power point, Pmax, is however small. The resulting variation in FF can be as large as 3%. When Cu is not added, hysteresis in both Voc and Jsc is negligible however Pmax hysteresis is considerably greater. This behavior corroborates observed changes in depletion width, Wd, derived from capacitance (C) vs voltage (V) scans. Measured values of Wd are always smaller in reverse-to-forward voltage scans, and conversely, larger in the forward-to-reverse voltage direction. Transient ion drift (TID) measurements performed on Cu-containing cells do not show ionic behavior suggesting that capacitance transients are more likely due to electronic capture-emission processes. J-V curve simulation using Pspice shows that increased transient capacitance during light-soak stress at 100 degrees C correlates with increased space-charge recombination. Voltage-dependent collection however was not observed to increase with stress in these cells.

  7. Two-phase equilibrium states in individual CuNi nanoparticles: size, depletion and hysteresis effects

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    2015-01-01

    Summary In isolated bimetallic nanoscale systems the limit amount of matter and surface-induced size effects can change the thermodynamics of first-order phase transformation. In this paper we present theoretical modification of Gibbs free energy concept describing first-order phase transformation of binary alloyed nanoparticles taking into account size effects as well as depletion and hysteresis effects. In such a way the hysteresis in a form of nonsymmetry for forth and back transforming paths takes place; compositional splitting and the loops-like splitted path on the size dependent temperaturecomposition phase diagram occur. Our calculations for individual CuNi nanoparticle show that one must differentiate the solubility curves and the equilibrium loops (discussed here in term of solidification and melting loops). For the first time we have calculated and present here on the temperaturecomposition phase diagram the nanomelting loop at the size of 80 nm and the nanosolidification loop at the size of 25 nm for an individual CuNi nanoparticle. So we observe the difference between the size-dependent phase diagram and solubility diagram, between two-phase equilibrium curves and solubility curves; also intersection of nanoliquidus and nanosolidus is available. These findings lead to the necessity to reconsider such basic concepts in materials science as phase diagram and solubility diagram. PMID:26425433

  8. Rotational hysteresis of exchange-spring magnets.

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    Jiang, J.S.; Bader, S.D.; Kaper, H.; Leaf, G.K.; Shull, R.D.; Shapiro, A.J.; Gornakov, V.S.; Nikitenko, V.I.; Platt, C.L.; Berkowitz, A.E.; David, S.; Fullerton, E.E.

    2002-03-27

    We highlight our experimental studies and micromagnetic simulations of the rotational hysteresis in exchange-spring magnets. Magneto-optical imaging and torque magnetometry measurements for SmCo/Fe exchange-spring films with uniaxial in-plane anisotropy show that the magnetization rotation created in the magnetically soft Fe layer by a rotating magnetic field is hysteretic. The rotational hysteresis is due to the reversal of the chirality of the spin spiral structure. Micromagnetic simulations reveal two reversal modes of the chirality, one at low fields due to an in-plane untwisting of the spiral, and the other, at high fields, due to an out-of-plane fanning of the spiral.

  9. Quantum Curves

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    Schwarz, Albert

    2015-08-01

    One says that a pair ( P, Q) of ordinary differential operators specify a quantum curve if . If a pair of difference operators ( K, L) obey the relation KL = q LK, where , we say that they specify a discrete quantum curve. This terminology is prompted by well known results about commuting differential and difference operators, relating pairs of such operators with pairs of meromorphic functions on algebraic curves obeying some conditions. The goal of this paper is to study the moduli spaces of quantum curves. We will relate the moduli spaces for different . We will show how to quantize a pair of commuting differential or difference operators (i.e., to construct the corresponding quantum curve or discrete quantum curve).

  10. The intrinsic origin of hysteresis in MoS2 field effect transistors

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    Shu, Jiapei; Wu, Gongtao; Guo, Yao; Liu, Bo; Wei, Xianlong; Chen, Qing

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the hysteresis and gate voltage stress effect in MoS2 field effect transistors (FETs). We observe that both the suspended and the SiO2-supported FETs have large hysteresis in their transfer curves under vacuum which cannot be attributed to the traps at the interface between the MoS2 and the SiO2 or in the SiO2 substrate or the gas adsorption/desorption effect. Our findings indicate that the hysteresis we observe comes from the MoS2 itself, revealing an intrinsic origin of the hysteresis besides some extrinsic factors. The fact that the FETs based on thinner MoS2 have larger hysteresis than that with thicker MoS2 suggests that the surface of MoS2 plays a key role in the hysteresis. The gate voltage sweep range, sweep direction, sweep time and loading history all affect the hysteresis observed in the transfer curves.We investigate the hysteresis and gate voltage stress effect in MoS2 field effect transistors (FETs). We observe that both the suspended and the SiO2-supported FETs have large hysteresis in their transfer curves under vacuum which cannot be attributed to the traps at the interface between the MoS2 and the SiO2 or in the SiO2 substrate or the gas adsorption/desorption effect. Our findings indicate that the hysteresis we observe comes from the MoS2 itself, revealing an intrinsic origin of the hysteresis besides some extrinsic factors. The fact that the FETs based on thinner MoS2 have larger hysteresis than that with thicker MoS2 suggests that the surface of MoS2 plays a key role in the hysteresis. The gate voltage sweep range, sweep direction, sweep time and loading history all affect the hysteresis observed in the transfer curves. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr07336g

  11. Hysteresis Analysis Based on the Ferroelectric Effect in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells.

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    Wei, Jing; Zhao, Yicheng; Li, Heng; Li, Guobao; Pan, Jinlong; Xu, Dongsheng; Zhao, Qing; Yu, Dapeng

    2014-11-01

    The power conversion efficiency (PCE) of CH3NH3PbX3 (X = I, Br, Cl) perovskite solar cells has been developed rapidly from 6.5 to 18% within 3 years. However, the anomalous hysteresis found in I-V measurements can cause an inaccurate estimation of the efficiency. We attribute the phenomena to the ferroelectric effect and build a model based on the ferroelectric diode to explain it. The ferroelectric effect of CH3NH3PbI3-xClx is strongly suggested by characterization methods and the E-P (electrical field-polarization) loop. The hysteresis in I-V curves is found to greatly depend on the scan range as well as the velocity, which is well explained by the ferroelectric diode model. We also find that the current signals show exponential decay in ?10 s under prolonged stepwise measurements, and the anomalous hysteresis disappears using these stabilized current values. The experimental results accord well with the model based on ferroelectric properties and prove that prolonged stepwise measurement is an effective way to evaluate the real efficiency of perovskite solar cells. Most importantly, this work provides a meaningful perspective that the ferroelectric effect (if it really exists) should be paid special attention in the optimization of perovskite solar cells. PMID:26278773

  12. Residual stresses and vector hysteresis modeling

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    Ktena, Aphrodite

    2016-04-01

    Residual stresses in magnetic materials, whether the result of processing or intentional loading, leave their footprint on macroscopic data, such hysteresis loops and differential permeability measurements. A Preisach-type vector model is used to reproduce the phenomenology observed based on assumptions deduced from the data: internal stresses lead to smaller and misaligned grains, hence increased domain wall pinning and angular dispersion of local easy axes, favouring rotation as a magnetization reversal mechanism; misaligned grains contribute to magnetostatic fields opposing the direction of the applied field. The model is using a vector operator which accounts for both reversible and irreversible processes; the Preisach concept for interactions for the role of stress related demagnetizing fields; and a characteristic probability density function which is constructed as a weighed sum of constituent functions: the material is modeled as consisting of various subsystems, e.g. reversal mechanisms or areas subject to strong/weak long range interactions and each subsystem is represented by a constituent probability density function. Our assumptions are validated since the model reproduces the hysteresis loops and differential permeability curves observed experimentally and calculations involving rotating inputs at various residual stress levels are consistent and in agreement with experimental evidence.

  13. Dynamic Hysteresis in Compacted Magnetic Nanoparticles

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    Chowdary, Krishna M.

    The frequency and temperature dependent magnetic response of a bulk soft magnetic nanocomposite made by compacting Fe10Co 90 nanoparticles was measured and modeled. Electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction were used to characterize the size, composition, and structure of the nanoparticles and nanocomposite. Polyol synthesis was used to produce 200 nm particles with average grain size 20 nm and large superparamagnetic fraction. The nanoparticles were consolidated to 90% theoretical density by plasma pressure compaction. The compacted nanoparticles retained the 20 nm average grain size and large superparamagnetic fraction. The nanocomposite resistivity was more than three times that of the bulk alloy. Vibrating sample and SQUID-MPMS magnetometers were used for low frequency magnetic measurements of the nanoparticles and nanocomposite. Compaction reduced the coercivity from 175 Oe to 8 Oe and the effective anisotropy from 124 x 10 3 ergs/cc to 7.9 x 103 ergs/cc. These reductions were caused by increased exchange coupling between surface nanograins, consistent with predictions from the Random Anisotropy model. Varying degrees of exchange coupling existed within the nanocomposite, contributing to a distribution of energy barriers. A permeameter was used for frequency dependent magnetic measurements on a toroid cut from the nanocomposite. Complex permeability, coercivity, and power loss were extracted from dynamic minor hysteresis loops measured over a range of temperatures (77 K - 873 K) and frequencies (0.1 kHz - 100 kHz). The real and imaginary parts of the complex permeability spectrum showed asymmetries consistent with a distribution of energy barriers and high damping. When the complex permeability, power loss, and coercivity were scaled relative to the peak frequency of the imaginary permeability, all fell on universal curves. Various microscopic and macroscopic models for the complex permeability were investigated. The complex permeability was successfully fit by modifying the Cole-Davidson model with a scaling factor that extended the model to higher damping. The additional damping was consistent with the damping from eddy current modeling, showing that the nanocomposite's complex permeability could be explained by combining microscopic effects (the distribution of energy barriers represented by the Cole-Davidson model) with macroscopic effects (damping due to eddy currents).

  14. Dynamic hysteresis in the rheology of complex fluids.

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    Puisto, Antti; Mohtaschemi, Mikael; Alava, Mikko J; Illa, Xavier

    2015-04-01

    Recently, rheological hysteresis has been studied systematically in a wide range of complex fluids combining global rheology and time-resolved velocimetry. In this paper we present an analysis of the roles of the three most fundamental mechanisms in simple-yield-stress fluids: structure dynamics, viscoelastic response, and spatial flow heterogeneities, i.e., time-dependent shear bands. Dynamical hysteresis simulations are done analogously to rheological ramp-up and -down experiments on a coupled model which incorporates viscoelasticity and time-dependent structure evolution. Based on experimental data, a coupling between hysteresis measured from the local velocity profiles and that measured from the global flow curve has been suggested. According to the present model, even if transient shear banding appears during the shear ramps, in typical narrow-gap devices, only a small part of the hysteretic response can be attributed to heterogeneous flow. This results in decoupling of the hysteresis measured from the local velocity profiles and the global flow curve, demonstrating that for an arbitrary time-dependent rheological response this proposed coupling can be very weak. PMID:25974498

  15. Dynamic hysteresis in the rheology of complex fluids

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    Puisto, Antti; Mohtaschemi, Mikael; Alava, Mikko J.; Illa, Xavier

    2015-04-01

    Recently, rheological hysteresis has been studied systematically in a wide range of complex fluids combining global rheology and time-resolved velocimetry. In this paper we present an analysis of the roles of the three most fundamental mechanisms in simple-yield-stress fluids: structure dynamics, viscoelastic response, and spatial flow heterogeneities, i.e., time-dependent shear bands. Dynamical hysteresis simulations are done analogously to rheological ramp-up and -down experiments on a coupled model which incorporates viscoelasticity and time-dependent structure evolution. Based on experimental data, a coupling between hysteresis measured from the local velocity profiles and that measured from the global flow curve has been suggested. According to the present model, even if transient shear banding appears during the shear ramps, in typical narrow-gap devices, only a small part of the hysteretic response can be attributed to heterogeneous flow. This results in decoupling of the hysteresis measured from the local velocity profiles and the global flow curve, demonstrating that for an arbitrary time-dependent rheological response this proposed coupling can be very weak.

  16. Hysteresis effect of pH-ISFET based on Beckman ? 110 (Si3N4 gate pH-ISFET)

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    Chou, Jung Chuan; Tseng, Yu Neng

    2000-07-01

    In this study, the commercial manufacture Beckman 110 (Si3N4 gate pH-ISFET) was acted as the sensitive membrane of pH-ISFET. The experimental results show that the Si3N4 material has a fairly high response, and the pH sensitivity was obtained at 56.94 mV/pH in a concentration rage between pH 1 and pH 11 at room temperature. In our experiment, we use Keithley 236 Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer to measure the drain current (IDS) versus gate voltage (VG) curve of Si3N4 ISFET over a pH range from 1 to 11 at room temperature. The constant voltage-current-circuit and time-voltage record were also used to measure the hysteresis curve of Beckman 110 (Si3N4 gate pH-ISFET). The same procedure was also applied to a-Si:H gate pH-ISFET, which fabricated in our laboratory. From the IDS versus VG and hysteresis curve, we can obtain that the pH sensitivity was 56.94 mV/pH at constant temperature (25 degree(s)C) and hysteresis widths of Beckman 110 (Si3N4 gate pH-ISFET) and a- Si:H gate pH-ISFET in the larger pH site are larger than in the smaller pH site, and the hysteresis width increased with the increasing loop time and measureing path.

  17. A new model based on adaptation of the external loop to compensate the hysteresis of tactile sensors.

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    Snchez-Durn, Jos A; Vidal-Verd, Fernando; Oballe-Peinado, scar; Castellanos-Ramos, Julin; Hidalgo-Lpez, Jos A

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a novel method to compensate for hysteresis nonlinearities observed in the response of a tactile sensor. The External Loop Adaptation Method (ELAM) performs a piecewise linear mapping of the experimentally measured external curves of the hysteresis loop to obtain all possible internal cycles. The optimal division of the input interval where the curve is approximated is provided by the error minimization algorithm. This process is carried out off line and provides parameters to compute the split point in real time. A different linear transformation is then performed at the left and right of this point and a more precise fitting is achieved. The models obtained with the ELAM method are compared with those obtained from three other approaches. The results show that the ELAM method achieves a more accurate fitting. Moreover, the involved mathematical operations are simpler and therefore easier to implement in devices such as Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGAs) for real time applications. Furthermore, the method needs to identify fewer parameters and requires no previous selection process of operators or functions. Finally, the method can be applied to other sensors or actuators with complex hysteresis loop shapes. PMID:26501279

  18. A New Model Based on Adaptation of the External Loop to Compensate the Hysteresis of Tactile Sensors

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    Sánchez-Durán, José A.; Vidal-Verdú, Fernando; Oballe-Peinado, Óscar; Castellanos-Ramos, Julián; Hidalgo-López, José A.

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a novel method to compensate for hysteresis nonlinearities observed in the response of a tactile sensor. The External Loop Adaptation Method (ELAM) performs a piecewise linear mapping of the experimentally measured external curves of the hysteresis loop to obtain all possible internal cycles. The optimal division of the input interval where the curve is approximated is provided by the error minimization algorithm. This process is carried out off line and provides parameters to compute the split point in real time. A different linear transformation is then performed at the left and right of this point and a more precise fitting is achieved. The models obtained with the ELAM method are compared with those obtained from three other approaches. The results show that the ELAM method achieves a more accurate fitting. Moreover, the involved mathematical operations are simpler and therefore easier to implement in devices such as Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGAs) for real time applications. Furthermore, the method needs to identify fewer parameters and requires no previous selection process of operators or functions. Finally, the method can be applied to other sensors or actuators with complex hysteresis loop shapes. PMID:26501279

  19. Using hysteresis for optimization.

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    Zarnd, G; Pzmndi, F; Pl, K F; Zimnyi, G T

    2002-10-01

    We propose a new optimization method based on a demagnetization procedure well known in magnetism. We show how this procedure can be applied as a general tool to search for optimal solutions in any system where the configuration space is endowed with a suitable "distance." We test the new algorithm on frustrated magnetic models and the traveling salesman problem. We find that the new method successfully competes with similar basic algorithms such as simulated annealing. PMID:12365973

  20. The intrinsic origin of hysteresis in MoS2 field effect transistors.

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    Shu, Jiapei; Wu, Gongtao; Guo, Yao; Liu, Bo; Wei, Xianlong; Chen, Qing

    2016-01-28

    We investigate the hysteresis and gate voltage stress effect in MoS2 field effect transistors (FETs). We observe that both the suspended and the SiO2-supported FETs have large hysteresis in their transfer curves under vacuum which cannot be attributed to the traps at the interface between the MoS2 and the SiO2 or in the SiO2 substrate or the gas adsorption/desorption effect. Our findings indicate that the hysteresis we observe comes from the MoS2 itself, revealing an intrinsic origin of the hysteresis besides some extrinsic factors. The fact that the FETs based on thinner MoS2 have larger hysteresis than that with thicker MoS2 suggests that the surface of MoS2 plays a key role in the hysteresis. The gate voltage sweep range, sweep direction, sweep time and loading history all affect the hysteresis observed in the transfer curves. PMID:26782750

  1. Experimental investigations of boiling heat transfer hysteresis on sintered, metal - Fibrous, porous structures

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    Wojcik, Tadeusz Michal

    2009-03-15

    The paper discusses the results of experimental investigations of boiling heat transfer on sintered metal capillary-porous coverings of the heating surface. The experiments were carried out for copper, fibrous structures with stochastic distribution of pores. The boiling curves were obtained at the increasing and decreasing of the heat flux, which made it possible to detect the hysteresis phenomena of different types. The classification of the hysteresis phenomena, based on the author's own results and those available in the literature, was provided. Three types of hysteresis were observed. The physical mechanism of the phenomenon was presented and the features characteristic of boiling in the porous covering were taken into account. (author)

  2. Magnetic hysteresis of cerium doped bismuth ferrite thin films

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    Gupta, Surbhi; Tomar, Monika; Gupta, Vinay

    2015-03-01

    The influence of Cerium doping on the structural and magnetic properties of BiFeO3 thin films have been investigated. Rietveld refinement of X-ray diffraction data and successive de-convolution of Raman scattering spectra of Bi1-xCexFeO3 (BCFO) thin films with x=0-0.20 reflect the single phase rhombohedral (R3c) formation for x<0.08, whereas concentration-driven gradual structural phase transition from rhombohedral (R3c) to partial tetragonal (P4mm) phase follows for x≥0.08. All low wavenumber Raman modes (<300 cm-1) showed a noticeable shift towards higher wavenumber with increase in doping concentration, except Raman E-1 mode (71 cm-1), shows a minor shift. Sudden evolution of Raman mode at 668 cm-1, manifested as A1-tetragonal mode, accompanied by the shift to higher wavenumber with increase in doping concentration (x) affirm partial structural phase transition. Anomalous wasp waist shaped (M-H) hysteresis curves with improved saturation magnetization (Ms) for BCFO thin films is attributed to antiferromagnetic interaction/hybridization between Ce 4f and Fe 3d electronic states. The contribution of both hard and soft phase to the total coercivity is calculated. Polycrystalline Bi0.88Ce0.12FeO3 thin film found to exhibit better magnetic properties with Ms=15.9 emu/g without any impure phase.

  3. Wetting hysteresis induced by nanodefects.

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    Giacomello, Alberto; Schimmele, Lothar; Dietrich, Siegfried

    2016-01-19

    Wetting of actual surfaces involves diverse hysteretic phenomena stemming from ever-present imperfections. Here, we clarify the origin of wetting hysteresis for a liquid front advancing or receding across an isolated defect of nanometric size. Various kinds of chemical and topographical nanodefects, which represent salient features of actual heterogeneous surfaces, are investigated. The most probable wetting path across surface heterogeneities is identified by combining, within an innovative approach, microscopic classical density functional theory and the string method devised for the study of rare events. The computed rugged free-energy landscape demonstrates that hysteresis emerges as a consequence of metastable pinning of the liquid front at the defects; the barriers for thermally activated defect crossing, the pinning force, and hysteresis are quantified and related to the geometry and chemistry of the defects allowing for the occurrence of nanoscopic effects. The main result of our calculations is that even weak nanoscale defects, which are difficult to characterize in generic microfluidic experiments, can be the source of a plethora of hysteretical phenomena, including the pinning of nanobubbles. PMID:26721395

  4. Wetting hysteresis induced by nanodefects

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    Giacomello, Alberto; Schimmele, Lothar; Dietrich, Siegfried

    2016-01-01

    Wetting of actual surfaces involves diverse hysteretic phenomena stemming from ever-present imperfections. Here, we clarify the origin of wetting hysteresis for a liquid front advancing or receding across an isolated defect of nanometric size. Various kinds of chemical and topographical nanodefects, which represent salient features of actual heterogeneous surfaces, are investigated. The most probable wetting path across surface heterogeneities is identified by combining, within an innovative approach, microscopic classical density functional theory and the string method devised for the study of rare events. The computed rugged free-energy landscape demonstrates that hysteresis emerges as a consequence of metastable pinning of the liquid front at the defects; the barriers for thermally activated defect crossing, the pinning force, and hysteresis are quantified and related to the geometry and chemistry of the defects allowing for the occurrence of nanoscopic effects. The main result of our calculations is that even weak nanoscale defects, which are difficult to characterize in generic microfluidic experiments, can be the source of a plethora of hysteretical phenomena, including the pinning of nanobubbles. PMID:26721395

  5. Hysteresis in Pressure-Driven DNA Denaturation

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    Hernández-Lemus, Enrique; Nicasio-Collazo, Luz Adriana; Castañeda-Priego, Ramón

    2012-01-01

    In the past, a great deal of attention has been drawn to thermal driven denaturation processes. In recent years, however, the discovery of stress-induced denaturation, observed at the one-molecule level, has revealed new insights into the complex phenomena involved in the thermo-mechanics of DNA function. Understanding the effect of local pressure variations in DNA stability is thus an appealing topic. Such processes as cellular stress, dehydration, and changes in the ionic strength of the medium could explain local pressure changes that will affect the molecular mechanics of DNA and hence its stability. In this work, a theory that accounts for hysteresis in pressure-driven DNA denaturation is proposed. We here combine an irreversible thermodynamic approach with an equation of state based on the Poisson-Boltzmann cell model. The latter one provides a good description of the osmotic pressure over a wide range of DNA concentrations. The resulting theoretical framework predicts, in general, the process of denaturation and, in particular, hysteresis curves for a DNA sequence in terms of system parameters such as salt concentration, density of DNA molecules and temperature in addition to structural and configurational states of DNA. Furthermore, this formalism can be naturally extended to more complex situations, for example, in cases where the host medium is made up of asymmetric salts or in the description of the (helical-like) charge distribution along the DNA molecule. Moreover, since this study incorporates the effect of pressure through a thermodynamic analysis, much of what is known from temperature-driven experiments will shed light on the pressure-induced melting issue. PMID:22496765

  6. Hysteresis between Distinct Modes of Turbulent Dynamos

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    Karak, Bidya Binay; Kitchatinov, Leonid L.; Brandenburg, Axel

    2015-04-01

    Nonlinear mean-field models of the solar dynamo show long-term variability, which may be relevant to different states of activity inferred from long-term radiocarbon data. This paper is aimed at probing the dynamo hysteresis predicted by the recent mean-field models of Kitchatinov & Olemskoy with direct numerical simulations. We perform three-dimensional (3D) simulations of large-scale dynamos in a shearing box with helically forced turbulence. As an initial condition, we either take a weak random magnetic field or we start from a snapshot of an earlier simulation. Two quasi-stable states are found to coexist in a certain range of parameters close to the onset of the large-scale dynamo. The simulations converge to one of these states depending on the initial conditions. When either the fractional helicity or the magnetic Prandtl number is increased between successive runs above the critical value for onset of the dynamo, the field strength jumps to a finite value. However, when the fractional helicity or the magnetic Prandtl number is then decreased again, the field strength stays at a similar value (strong field branch) even below the original onset. We also observe intermittent decaying phases away from the strong field branch close to the point where large-scale dynamo action is just possible. The dynamo hysteresis seen previously in mean-field models is thus reproduced by 3D simulations. Its possible relation to distinct modes of solar activity such as grand minima is discussed.

  7. The mechanism by which fish antifreeze proteins cause thermal hysteresis.

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    Kristiansen, Erlend; Zachariassen, Karl Erik

    2005-12-01

    Antifreeze proteins are characterised by their ability to prevent ice from growing upon cooling below the bulk melting point. This displacement of the freezing temperature of ice is limited and at a sufficiently low temperature a rapid ice growth takes place. The separation of the melting and freezing temperature is usually referred to as thermal hysteresis, and the temperature of ice growth is referred to as the hysteresis freezing point. The hysteresis is supposed to be the result of an adsorption of antifreeze proteins to the crystal surface. This causes the ice to grow as convex surface regions between adjacent adsorbed antifreeze proteins, thus lowering the temperature at which the crystal can visibly expand. The model requires that the antifreeze proteins are irreversibly adsorbed onto the ice surface within the hysteresis gap. This presupposition is apparently in conflict with several characteristic features of the phenomenon; the absence of superheating of ice in the presence of antifreeze proteins, the dependence of the hysteresis activity on the concentration of antifreeze proteins and the different capacities of different types of antifreeze proteins to cause thermal hysteresis at equimolar concentrations. In addition, there are structural obstacles that apparently would preclude irreversible adsorption of the antifreeze proteins to the ice surface; the bond strength necessary for irreversible adsorption and the absence of a clearly defined surface to which the antifreeze proteins may adsorb. This article deals with these apparent conflicts between the prevailing theory and the empirical observations. We first review the mechanism of thermal hysteresis with some modifications: we explain the hysteresis as a result of vapour pressure equilibrium between the ice surface and the ambient fluid fraction within the hysteresis gap due to a pressure build-up within the convex growth zones, and the ice growth as the result of an ice surface nucleation event at the hysteresis freezing point. We then go on to summarise the empirical data to show that the dependence of the hysteresis on the concentration of antifreeze proteins arises from an equilibrium exchange of antifreeze proteins between ice and solution at the melting point. This reversible association between antifreeze proteins and the ice is followed by an irreversible adsorption of the antifreeze proteins onto a newly formed crystal plane when the temperature is lowered below the melting point. The formation of the crystal plane is due to a solidification of the interfacial region, and the necessary bond strength is provided by the protein "freezing" to the surface. In essence: the antifreeze proteins are "melted off" the ice at the bulk melting point and "freeze" to the ice as the temperature is reduced to subfreezing temperatures. We explain the different hysteresis activities caused by different types of antifreeze proteins at equimolar concentrations as a consequence of their solubility features during the phase of reversible association between the proteins and the ice, i.e., at the melting point; a low water solubility results in a large fraction of the proteins being associated with the ice at the melting point. This leads to a greater density of irreversibly adsorbed antifreeze proteins at the ice surface when the temperature drops, and thus to a greater hysteresis activity. Reference is also made to observations on insect antifreeze proteins to emphasise the general validity of this approach. PMID:16140290

  8. Bradford Curves.

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    Rousseau, Ronald

    1994-01-01

    Discussion of informetric distributions shows that generalized Leimkuhler functions give proper fits to a large variety of Bradford curves, including those exhibiting a Groos droop or a rising tail. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test is used to test goodness of fit, and least-square fits are compared with Egghe's method. (Contains 53 references.) (LRW)

  9. Hysteresis dispersion scaling of a two-dimensional ferroelectric model

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    Wang, L.-F.; Liu, J.-M.

    2005-09-01

    The ferroelectric hysteresis dispersion of a two-dimensional ferroelectric model lattice in an ac electric field of amplitude E0 and frequency ? over a wide range, respectively, is calculated by Monte Carlo simulation based on the Ginzburg-Landau theory on tetragonal-type ferroelectric phase transitions. Given a fixed field amplitude E0, the hysteresis dispersion as a function of field frequency ? shows a single-peaked pattern, which predicts the existence of a characteristic time responsible for domain switching in an external electric field. The scaling analysis demonstrates that given different field amplitudes E0, the hysteresis dispersions can be scaled and the characteristic time depends inversely on the field amplitude E0 over a wide range of E0, but the large deviation occurs as E0 is very small or extremely large.

  10. Completely inverted hysteresis loops: Inhomogeneity effects or experimental artifacts

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    Song, C. Cui, B.; Pan, F.; Yu, H. Y.

    2013-11-14

    Completely inverted hysteresis loops (IHL) are obtained by the superconducting quantum interference device with large cooling fields (>10 kOe) in (La,Sr)MnO{sub 3} films with self-assembled LaSrMnO{sub 4}, an antiferromagnetic interface. Although the behaviours of measured loops show many features characteristic to the IHL, its origin, however, is not due to the exchange coupling between (La,Sr)MnO{sub 3}/LaSrMnO{sub 4}, an often accepted view on IHL. Instead, we demonstrate that the negative remanence arises from the hysteresis of superconducting coils, which drops abruptly when lower cooling fields are utilized. Hence the completely inverted hysteresis loops are experimental artifacts rather than previously proposed inhomogeneity effects in complicated materials.

  11. Hysteresis and Frequency Tunability of Gyrotrons

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    Dumbrajs, O.; Khutoryan, E. M.; Idehara, T.

    2016-01-01

    We present the first devoted theoretical and experimental study of the hysteresis phenomenon in relation to frequency tunability of gyrotrons. In addition, we generalize the theory describing electron tuning of frequency in gyrotrons developed earlier to arbitrary harmonics. It is found that theoretical magnetic and voltage hysteresis loops are about two times larger than experimental loops. In gyrotrons whose cavities have high quality factors, hysteresis allows one only little to broaden the frequency tunability range.

  12. A digital charge amplifier for hysteresis elimination in piezoelectric actuators

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    Bazghaleh, M.; Grainger, S.; Mohammadzaheri, M.; Cazzolato, B.; Lu, T.-F.

    2013-07-01

    Piezoelectric actuators are commonly used for nanopositioning due to their high resolution, low power consumption and wide operating frequency, but they suffer hysteresis, which affects linearity. In this paper, a novel digital charge amplifier is presented. Results show that hysteresis is reduced by 91% compared with a voltage amplifier, but over long operational periods the digital charge amplifier approach suffers displacement drift. A non-linear ARX model with long-term accuracy is used with a data fusion algorithm to remove the drift. Experimental results are presented.

  13. Nanomechanical Detection of Magnetic Hysteresis of a Single-crystal Yttrium Iron Garnet Micromagnetic Disk

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    Losby, Joseph; Diao, Zhu; Burgess, Jacob; Compton, Shawn; Fani Sani, Fatemeh; Firdous, Tayyaba; Vick, Douglas; Belov, Miro; Hiebert, Wayne; Freeman, Mark

    2013-03-01

    A micromagnetic disk was milled from a monocrystalline yttrium iron garnet film using a focused ion beam and micromanipulated onto a nanoscale torsional resonator. Nanomechanical torque magnetometry results show a unipolar magnetic hysteresis characteristic of a magnetic vortex state. Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert-based micromagnetic simulations of the disk show a rich, flux-enclosed, three-dimensional domain structure. On the top and bottom faces of the disk, a skewed vortex state exists with a very small core. The core region extends through the thickness of the disk with a smooth variation in core diameter reaching a maximum along the midplane of the disk. The single crystalline nature of the disk lends to an observed absence of Barkhausen-like steps in the magnetization-versus-field curves, qualitatively different in comparison to the magnetometry results of an individual polycrystalline permalloy microdisk. Prospects for the mechanical detection of spin dynamical modes in these structures will also be discussed.

  14. Cryotherapy-Induced Persistent Vasoconstriction After Cutaneous Cooling: Hysteresis Between Skin Temperature and Blood Perfusion.

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    Khoshnevis, Sepideh; Craik, Natalie K; Matthew Brothers, R; Diller, Kenneth R

    2016-03-01

    The goal of this study was to investigate the persistence of cold-induced vasoconstriction following cessation of active skin-surface cooling. This study demonstrates a hysteresis effect that develops between skin temperature and blood perfusion during the cooling and subsequent rewarming period. An Arctic Ice cryotherapy unit (CTU) was applied to the knee region of six healthy subjects for 60 min of active cooling followed by 120 min of passive rewarming. Multiple laser Doppler flowmetry perfusion probes were used to measure skin blood flow (expressed as cutaneous vascular conductance (CVC)). Skin surface cooling produced a significant reduction in CVC (P < 0.001) that persisted throughout the duration of the rewarming period. In addition, there was a hysteresis effect between CVC and skin temperature during the cooling and subsequent rewarming cycle (P < 0.01). Mixed model regression (MMR) showed a significant difference in the slopes of the CVC-skin temperature curves during cooling and rewarming (P < 0.001). Piecewise regression was used to investigate the temperature thresholds for acceleration of CVC during the cooling and rewarming periods. The two thresholds were shown to be significantly different (P = 0.003). The results show that localized cooling causes significant vasoconstriction that continues beyond the active cooling period despite skin temperatures returning toward baseline values. The significant and persistent reduction in skin perfusion may contribute to nonfreezing cold injury (NFCI) associated with cryotherapy. PMID:26632263

  15. MATHEMATICAL MODELS OF HYSTERESIS (DYNAMIC PROBLEMS IN HYSTERESIS)

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    Professor Isaak Mayergoyz

    2006-08-21

    This research has further advanced the current state of the art in the areas of dynamic aspects of hysteresis and nonlinear large scale magnetization dynamics. The results of this research will find important engineering applications in the areas of magnetic data storage technology and the emerging technology of “spintronics”. Our research efforts have been focused on the following tasks: • Study of fast (pulse) precessional switching of magnetization in magnetic materials. • Analysis of critical fields and critical angles for precessional switching of magnetization. • Development of inverse problem approach to the design of magnetic field pulses for precessional switching of magnetization. • Study of magnetization dynamics induced by spin polarized current injection. • Construction of complete stability diagrams for spin polarized current induced magnetization dynamics. • Development of the averaging technique for the analysis of the slow time scale magnetization dynamics. • Study of thermal effects on magnetization dynamics by using the theory of stochastic processes on graphs.

  16. Thermal hysteresis kinetic effects of spin crossover nanoparticulated systems studied by FORC diagram method on an Ising-like model

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    Atitoaie, Alexandru; Stoleriu, Laurentiu; Tanasa, Radu; Stancu, Alexandru; Enachescu, Cristian

    2016-04-01

    The scientific community is manifesting a high research interest on spin crossover compounds and their recently synthesized nanoparticles, due to their various appealing properties, such as the bistability between a diamagnetic low spin state and a paramagnetic high spin state (HS), inter-switchable by temperature or pressure changes, light irradiation or magnetic field. The utility of these compounds showing hysteresis covers a broad area of applications, from the development of more efficient designs of temperature and pressure sensors to automotive and aeronautic industries and even a new type of molecular actuators. We are proposing in this work a study regarding the kinetic effects and the distribution of reversible and irreversible components on the thermal hysteresis of spin crossover nanoparticulated systems. We are considering here tridimensional systems with different sizes and also systems of nanoparticles with a Gaussian size distribution. The correlations between the kinetics of the thermal hysteresis, the distributions of sizes and intermolecular interactions and the transition temperature distributions were established by using the FORC (First Order Reversal Curves) method using a Monte Carlo technique within an Ising-like system.

  17. Double hysteresis loop induced by defect dipoles in ferroelectric Pb(Zr{sub 0.8}Ti{sub 0.2})O{sub 3} thin films

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    Pu Yunti; Zhu Jiliang; Zhu Xiaohong; Luo Yuansheng; Wang Mingsong; Li Xuhai; Liu Jing; Zhu Jianguo; Xiao Dingquan

    2011-02-15

    Pb(Zr{sub 0.8}Ti{sub 0.2})O{sub 3} (PZT80/20) thin films were deposited on the Pt(111)/Ti/SiO{sub 2}/Si(100) substrates by RF magnetron sputtering. Mainly perovskite crystalline phase with highly (202)-preferred orientation, determined by x-ray diffraction, was formed in the lead zirconate titanate (PZT)(80/20) thin films. Polarization measurements of the unannealed and aged films showed a clear double hysteresis loop. However, the double hysteresis loop phenomenon was greatly suppressed in the PZT thin films annealed under pure oxygen, and thus they exhibited larger remnant polarization (P{sub r} = 6.3 {mu}C/cm{sup 2}). The related mechanism for the appearance of constricted and double hysteresis loops was investigated to be associated with the realignment and disassociation of defect dipoles via oxygen octahedral rotations or oxygen vacancy diffusion. The butterfly-shaped C-V characteristic curve with a valley gave further evidence for double hysteresis loop characteristic in the unannealed and aged PZT thin films.

  18. Hysteresis and compensation behaviors of spin-3/2 cylindrical Ising nanotube system

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    Kocakaplan, Yusuf; Keskin, Mustafa

    2014-09-07

    The hysteresis and compensation behaviors of the spin-3/2 cylindrical Ising nanotube system are studied within the framework of the effective-field theory with correlations. The effects of the Hamiltonian parameters are investigated on the magnetic and thermodynamic quantities, such as the total magnetization, hysteresis curves, and compensation behaviors of the system. Depending on the Hamiltonian parameters, some characteristic hysteresis behaviors are found, such as the existence of double and triple hysteresis loops. According to Néel classification nomenclature, the system displays Q-, R-, P-, N-, M-, and S- types of compensation behaviors for the appropriate values of the system parameters. We also compare our results with some recently published theoretical and experimental works and find a qualitatively good agreement.

  19. Hysteresis in the phase transition of chocolate

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    Ren, Ruilong; Lu, Qunfeng; Lin, Sihua; Dong, Xiaoyan; Fu, Hao; Wu, Shaoyi; Wu, Minghe; Teng, Baohua

    2016-01-01

    We designed an experiment to reproduce the hysteresis phenomenon of chocolate appearing in the heating and cooling process, and then established a model to relate the solidification degree to the order parameter. Based on the Landau–Devonshire theory, our model gave a description of the hysteresis phenomenon in chocolate, which lays the foundations for the study of the phase transition behavior of chocolate.

  20. A new load-dependent hysteresis model for magnetostrictive materials

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    Valadkhan, Sina; Morris, Kirsten; Shum, Alex

    2010-12-01

    Magnetostrictive materials can be used to construct high bandwidth actuators with a higher force and a larger stroke than are provided by other materials. However, their use is hindered by their complex nonlinear and hysteretic response. This response displays a significant dependence on mechanical loading. In this paper, a modeling technique is introduced for reproducing hysteresis curves at different loads. The classic Preisach model is used, although the approach can be used to include load dependence in other models. Predicted values are compared with the homogenized energy model and also with experimental data.

  1. Why Microtubules Run in Circles: Mechanical Hysteresis of the Tubulin Lattice

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    Ziebert, Falko; Mohrbach, Herv; Kuli?, Igor M.

    2015-04-01

    The fate of every eukaryotic cell subtly relies on the exceptional mechanical properties of microtubules. Despite significant efforts, understanding their unusual mechanics remains elusive. One persistent, unresolved mystery is the formation of long-lived arcs and rings, e.g., in kinesin-driven gliding assays. To elucidate their physical origin we develop a model of the inner workings of the microtubule's lattice, based on recent experimental evidence for a conformational switch of the tubulin dimer. We show that the microtubule lattice itself coexists in discrete polymorphic states. Metastable curved states can be induced via a mechanical hysteresis involving torques and forces typical of few molecular motors acting in unison, in agreement with the observations.

  2. The hysteresis cycle of concentration in a solution droplet under changing humidity

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    Malvestuto, Vincenzo; Ascoli, Sergio; Sabina Lanotte, Alessandra

    2014-07-01

    For a solution droplet in equilibrium with the atmospheric environment, a relationship exists between radius and concentration, which allows to express the saturation ratio of the droplet as a function of either one of these two parameters. The curves showing the complete behaviour of saturation ratio as a function of radius, for various sizes of NaCl nuclei, were previously presented for both wholly and partially dissolved salt. Here, the dependence of saturation ratio on droplet concentration, rather than on its radius, is examined and plotted for various NaCl nuclei. The occurrence of an analogous, but X-shaped, hysteresis phenomenon, characterizing the behaviour of the solution concentration in a growing-shrinking cycle of a solution droplet under changing humidity, is evidenced and discussed. An insoluble spherical core is assumed to be always present inside the condensation nucleus, so that the onset of the sudden salt re-crystallization is triggered at a well defined concentration value.

  3. Field-induced suppression of the ?-band superconductivity and magnetic hysteresis in the microwave surface resistance of MgB2 at temperatures near Tc

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    Bonura, M.; Agliolo Gallitto, A.; Li Vigni, M.; Ummarino, G. A.

    2009-05-01

    We report on the magnetic-field-induced variations of the microwave surface resistance, Rs, in a polycrystalline MgB2 sample, at different values of temperature. We have detected a magnetic hysteresis in Rs, which exhibits an unexpected plateau on decreasing the DC magnetic field below a certain value. In particular, at temperatures near Tc the hysteresis manifests itself only through the presence of the plateau. Although we do not quantitatively justify the anomalous shape of the magnetic hysteresis, we show that the results obtained in the reversible region of the Rs(H) curve can be quite well accounted for by supposing that, in this range of magnetic field, the ? gap is almost suppressed by the applied field and, consequently, all the ?-band charge carriers are quasiparticles. On this hypothesis, we have calculated Rs(H) supposing that fluxons assume a conventional (single core) structure and the flux dynamics can be described in the framework of conventional models. From the fitting of the experimental results, we determine the values of Hc2?(T) at temperatures near Tc. In our opinion, the most important result of our investigation is that, at least at temperatures near Tc, the value of the applied field that separates the reversible and irreversible regions of the Rs(H) curves is just Hc2?(T) a qualitative discussion of the possible reasons for this finding is given.

  4. Contact angle hysteresis on superhydrophobic stripes

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    Dubov, Alexander L.; Mourran, Ahmed; Mller, Martin; Vinogradova, Olga I.

    2014-08-01

    We study experimentally and discuss quantitatively the contact angle hysteresis on striped superhydrophobic surfaces as a function of a solid fraction, ?S. It is shown that the receding regime is determined by a longitudinal sliding motion of the deformed contact line. Despite an anisotropy of the texture the receding contact angle remains isotropic, i.e., is practically the same in the longitudinal and transverse directions. The cosine of the receding angle grows nonlinearly with ?S. To interpret this we develop a theoretical model, which shows that the value of the receding angle depends both on weak defects at smooth solid areas and on the strong defects due to the elastic energy of the deformed contact line, which scales as ? _S^2 ln ? _S. The advancing contact angle was found to be anisotropic, except in a dilute regime, and its value is shown to be determined by the rolling motion of the drop. The cosine of the longitudinal advancing angle depends linearly on ?S, but a satisfactory fit to the data can only be provided if we generalize the Cassie equation to account for weak defects. The cosine of the transverse advancing angle is much smaller and is maximized at ?S ? 0.5. An explanation of its value can be obtained if we invoke an additional energy due to strong defects in this direction, which is shown to be caused by the adhesion of the drop on solid sectors and is proportional to ? _S^2. Finally, the contact angle hysteresis is found to be quite large and generally anisotropic, but it becomes isotropic when ?S ? 0.2.

  5. Contact angle hysteresis on superhydrophobic stripes.

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    Dubov, Alexander L; Mourran, Ahmed; Mller, Martin; Vinogradova, Olga I

    2014-08-21

    We study experimentally and discuss quantitatively the contact angle hysteresis on striped superhydrophobic surfaces as a function of a solid fraction, ?S. It is shown that the receding regime is determined by a longitudinal sliding motion of the deformed contact line. Despite an anisotropy of the texture the receding contact angle remains isotropic, i.e., is practically the same in the longitudinal and transverse directions. The cosine of the receding angle grows nonlinearly with ?S. To interpret this we develop a theoretical model, which shows that the value of the receding angle depends both on weak defects at smooth solid areas and on the strong defects due to the elastic energy of the deformed contact line, which scales as ?S(2)ln?S. The advancing contact angle was found to be anisotropic, except in a dilute regime, and its value is shown to be determined by the rolling motion of the drop. The cosine of the longitudinal advancing angle depends linearly on ?S, but a satisfactory fit to the data can only be provided if we generalize the Cassie equation to account for weak defects. The cosine of the transverse advancing angle is much smaller and is maximized at ?S ? 0.5. An explanation of its value can be obtained if we invoke an additional energy due to strong defects in this direction, which is shown to be caused by the adhesion of the drop on solid sectors and is proportional to ?S(2). Finally, the contact angle hysteresis is found to be quite large and generally anisotropic, but it becomes isotropic when ?S ? 0.2. PMID:25149809

  6. Hysteresis of unsaturated hydromechanical properties of a silty soil

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    Lu, Ning; Kaya, Murat; Collins, Brian D.; Godt, Jonathan W.

    2013-01-01

    Laboratory tests to examine hysteresis in the hydrologic and mechanical properties of partially saturated soils were conducted on six intact specimens collected from a landslide-prone area of Alameda County, California. The results reveal that the pore-size distribution parameter remains statistically unchanged between the wetting and drying paths; however, the wetting or drying state has a pronounced influence on the water-entry pressure, the water-filled porosity at zero suction, and the saturated hydraulic conductivity. The suction stress values obtained from the shear-strength tests under both natural moisture and resaturated conditions were mostly bounded by the suction stress characteristic curves (SSCCs) obtained from the hydrologic tests. This finding experimentally confirms that the soil-water retention curve, hydraulic conductivity function, and SSCC are intrinsically related.

  7. Hysteresis Effects in Ag-Doped Superconducting Y-Ba-Cu-O

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    Altinkok, Atilgan; Kilic, Kivilcim; Kilic, Atilla; Olutas, Murat; Yetis, Hakan

    2009-03-01

    Time and hysteresis effects have been studied by magneto-voltage (V-H curves) measurements in Ag doped sample of YBa2Cu3O7-x (YBCO/Ag) as functions of transport current (I), sweep rate of external magnetic field (dH/dt) and temperature. Ag was added in the amount of 3% of nominal composition of Cu in YBCO. It was observed that the dissipation in V-H curves does not change as dH/dt increases. This suggests that Ag doping destroys the weak-link structure along inter-grain boundaries and thus the vortices can find enough time to move in the sample irrespective of varying of external H. .The hysteresis effects in V-H curves ride on a background voltage at the temperatures near the Tc. In one hand, the background voltage of V-H curves decreases by taking low values as the temperature decreases, in the other hand, the hysteresis effects become more significant. It was observed that the evolution of V-H curves depends also on the magnitude of transport current. The increase in I causes a considerable enhancement in background voltage in V-H curves. Similar measurements were repeated for YBCO sample without Ag for a comparison. Experimental observations between YBCO/Ag and YBCO establish that adding of Ag into the superconducting matrix causes the formation of easy metallic flow paths for vortices and thus easy distribution of vortices along grain boundaries.

  8. The capillary hysteresis model HYSTR: User`s guide

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    Niemi, A.; Bodvarsson, G.S.

    1991-11-01

    The potential disposal of nuclear waste in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, has generated increased interest in the study of fluid flow through unsaturated media. In the near future, large-scale field tests will be conducted at the Yucca Mountain site, and work is now being done to design and analyze these tests. As part of these efforts a capillary hysteresis model has been developed. A computer program to calculate the hysteretic relationship between capillary pressure {phi} and liquid saturation (S{sub 1}) has been written that is designed to be easily incorporated into any numerical unsaturated flow simulator that computes capillary pressure as a function of liquid saturation. This report gives a detailed description of the model along with information on how it can be interfaced with a transport code. Although the model was developed specifically for calculations related to nuclear waste disposal, it should be applicable to any capillary hysteresis problem for which the secondary and higher order scanning curves can be approximated from the first order scanning curves. HYSTR is a set of subroutines to calculate capillary pressure for a given liquid saturation under hysteretic conditions.

  9. Tunable high magnetic field thermal hysteresis for exchange-coupled double layers

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    Demirtas, S.; Koymen, A. R.

    2007-02-01

    Two types of tunable thermal hysteresis are observed for the first time in exchange-coupled double layer (ECDL) structures. For low external magnetic fields, ECDLs show one compensation temperature where the measurement of the magnetization as a function of temperature displays a bow-tie shape. For high fields a new type of tunable thermal hysteresis is observed due to an interface wall created between the layers where the ECDL shows two different compensation temperatures. The widths of both forms of thermal hysteresis are tunable with a change in external magnetic field.

  10. Extension of the stability of motions in a combustion chamber by non- linear active control based on hysteresis

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    Knoop, P.; Culick, F.E.C.; Zukoski, E.E.

    1996-07-01

    This report presents the first quantitative data establishing the details of hysteresis whose existence in dynamical behavior was reported by Sterling and Zukoski. The new idea was demonstrated that the presence of dynamical hysteresis provides opportunity for a novel strategy of active nonlinear control of unsteady motions in combustors. A figure shows the hysteresis exhibited for the amplitude of pressure oscillations as a function of equivalence ratio in a combustor having a recirculation zone, in this case a dump combustor.

  11. A connectivity-based modeling approach for representing hysteresis in macroscopic two-phase flow properties

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    Cihan, Abdullah; Birkholzer, Jens; Trevisan, Luca; Bianchi, Marco; Zhou, Quanlin; Illangasekare, Tissa

    2014-12-31

    During CO2 injection and storage in deep reservoirs, the injected CO2 enters into an initially brine saturated porous medium, and after the injection stops, natural groundwater flow eventually displaces the injected mobile-phase CO2, leaving behind residual non-wetting fluid. Accurate modeling of two-phase flow processes are needed for predicting fate and transport of injected CO2, evaluating environmental risks and designing more effective storage schemes. The entrapped non-wetting fluid saturation is typically a function of the spatially varying maximum saturation at the end of injection. At the pore-scale, distribution of void sizes and connectivity of void space play a major role formore » the macroscopic hysteresis behavior and capillary entrapment of wetting and non-wetting fluids. This paper presents development of an approach based on the connectivity of void space for modeling hysteretic capillary pressure-saturation-relative permeability relationships. The new approach uses void-size distribution and a measure of void space connectivity to compute the hysteretic constitutive functions and to predict entrapped fluid phase saturations. Two functions, the drainage connectivity function and the wetting connectivity function, are introduced to characterize connectivity of fluids in void space during drainage and wetting processes. These functions can be estimated through pore-scale simulations in computer-generated porous media or from traditional experimental measurements of primary drainage and main wetting curves. The hysteresis model for saturation-capillary pressure is tested successfully by comparing the model-predicted residual saturation and scanning curves with actual data sets obtained from column experiments found in the literature. A numerical two-phase model simulator with the new hysteresis functions is tested against laboratory experiments conducted in a quasi-two-dimensional flow cell (91.4cm×5.6cm×61cm), packed with homogeneous and heterogeneous sands. Initial results show that the model can predict spatial and temporal distribution of injected fluid during the experiments reasonably well. However, further analyses are needed for comprehensively testing the ability of the model to predict transient two-phase flow processes and capillary entrapment in geological reservoirs during geological carbon sequestration.« less

  12. A connectivity-based modeling approach for representing hysteresis in macroscopic two-phase flow properties

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    Cihan, Abdullah; Birkholzer, Jens; Trevisan, Luca; Bianchi, Marco; Zhou, Quanlin; Illangasekare, Tissa

    2014-12-31

    During CO2 injection and storage in deep reservoirs, the injected CO2 enters into an initially brine saturated porous medium, and after the injection stops, natural groundwater flow eventually displaces the injected mobile-phase CO2, leaving behind residual non-wetting fluid. Accurate modeling of two-phase flow processes are needed for predicting fate and transport of injected CO2, evaluating environmental risks and designing more effective storage schemes. The entrapped non-wetting fluid saturation is typically a function of the spatially varying maximum saturation at the end of injection. At the pore-scale, distribution of void sizes and connectivity of void space play a major role for the macroscopic hysteresis behavior and capillary entrapment of wetting and non-wetting fluids. This paper presents development of an approach based on the connectivity of void space for modeling hysteretic capillary pressure-saturation-relative permeability relationships. The new approach uses void-size distribution and a measure of void space connectivity to compute the hysteretic constitutive functions and to predict entrapped fluid phase saturations. Two functions, the drainage connectivity function and the wetting connectivity function, are introduced to characterize connectivity of fluids in void space during drainage and wetting processes. These functions can be estimated through pore-scale simulations in computer-generated porous media or from traditional experimental measurements of primary drainage and main wetting curves. The hysteresis model for saturation-capillary pressure is tested successfully by comparing the model-predicted residual saturation and scanning curves with actual data sets obtained from column experiments found in the literature. A numerical two-phase model simulator with the new hysteresis functions is tested against laboratory experiments conducted in a quasi-two-dimensional flow cell (91.4cm5.6cm61cm), packed with homogeneous and heterogeneous sands. Initial results show that the model can predict spatial and temporal distribution of injected fluid during the experiments reasonably well. However, further analyses are needed for comprehensively testing the ability of the model to predict transient two-phase flow processes and capillary entrapment in geological reservoirs during geological carbon sequestration.

  13. Equivalent Circuit Modeling of Hysteresis Motors

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    Nitao, J J; Scharlemann, E T; Kirkendall, B A

    2009-08-31

    We performed a literature review and found that many equivalent circuit models of hysteresis motors in use today are incorrect. The model by Miyairi and Kataoka (1965) is the correct one. We extended the model by transforming it to quadrature coordinates, amenable to circuit or digital simulation. 'Hunting' is an oscillatory phenomenon often observed in hysteresis motors. While several works have attempted to model the phenomenon with some partial success, we present a new complete model that predicts hunting from first principles.

  14. Special hysteresis effects in N{sub 2}-sorption and mercury-porosimetry measurements

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    Giesche, H.

    1996-12-31

    Model pore structures were prepared from dispersions of submicron monodispersed silica particles by a sedimentation process. Ordered dense sphere packing structures were observed with scanning electron microscopy. Nitrogen sorption- as well as Hg-porosimetry measurements confirmed the calculated values of the pore openings in those structures. In Hg-porosimetry measurements a two step extrusion curve was observed, when the pore system was only partially filled during the intrusion process. This two step curve was not observed in case the pore system was filled with mercury to more than 95% during the intrusion run. The mercury porosimetry results can be interpreted in terms of the coexistence of octahedral and tetrahedral voids (pores) in the examined sphere packing structure and their special arrangement within the structure (connectivity). Two models will be described to explain the general occurrence of hysteresis in Hg-porosimetry. The actual pore geometry is shown to have a profound influence on the hysteresis shape as well as a change in the contact angle (constant within each measurement) can result in totally different hysteresis curves. Nitrogen adsorption and desorption measurements on the same powders did not reveal any fine structure within the hysteresis range.

  15. Oscillating hysteresis in the q -neighbor Ising model

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    Jȩdrzejewski, Arkadiusz; Chmiel, Anna; Sznajd-Weron, Katarzyna

    2015-11-01

    We modify the kinetic Ising model with Metropolis dynamics, allowing each spin to interact only with q spins randomly chosen from the whole system, which corresponds to the topology of a complete graph. We show that the model with q ?3 exhibits a phase transition between ferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases at temperature T*, which linearly increases with q . Moreover, we show that for q =3 the phase transition is continuous and that it is discontinuous for larger values of q . For q >3 , the hysteresis exhibits oscillatory behaviorexpanding for even values of q and shrinking for odd values of q . Due to the mean-field-like nature of the model, we are able to derive the analytical form of transition probabilities and, therefore, calculate not only the probability density function of the order parameter but also precisely determine the hysteresis and the effective potential showing stable, unstable, and metastable steady states. Our results show that a seemingly small modification of the kinetic Ising model leads not only to the switch from a continuous to a discontinuous phase transition, but also to an unexpected oscillating behavior of the hysteresis and a puzzling phenomenon for q =5 , which might be taken as evidence for the so-called mixed-order phase transition.

  16. Implementation and analysis of an innovative digital charge amplifier for hysteresis reduction in piezoelectric stack actuators

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    Bazghaleh, Mohsen Grainger, Steven; Cazzolato, Ben; Lu, Tien-Fu; Oskouei, Reza

    2014-04-15

    Smart actuators are the key components in a variety of nanopositioning applications, such as scanning probe microscopes and atomic force microscopes. Piezoelectric actuators are the most common smart actuators due to their high resolution, low power consumption, and wide operating frequency but they suffer hysteresis which affects linearity. In this paper, an innovative digital charge amplifier is presented to reduce hysteresis in piezoelectric stack actuators. Compared to traditional analog charge drives, experimental results show that the piezoelectric stack actuator driven by the digital charge amplifier has less hysteresis. It is also shown that the voltage drop of the digital charge amplifier is significantly less than the voltage drop of conventional analog charge amplifiers.

  17. SMA pseudo-elastic hysteresis with tension-compression asymmetry: explicit simulation based on elastoplasticity models

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    Wang, Xiao-Ming; Wang, Zhao-Ling; Xiao, Heng

    2015-11-01

    SMA pseudo-elastic hysteresis with tension-compression asymmetry at finite deformation may be simulated by finite elastoplastic J 2-flow models with nonlinear combined hardening, in a direct, explicit sense with no reference to any phase variables. To this goal, a novel method of treating tension-compression asymmetry is proposed, and the hardening moduli are determined directly from any two given pairs of single-variable functions shaping non-symmetric hysteresis loops in uniaxial tension and compression so that the combined hardening model thus established can automatically exactly give rise to any given shapes of non-symmetric hysteresis loops. Numerical examples show good agreement with test data.

  18. Implementation and analysis of an innovative digital charge amplifier for hysteresis reduction in piezoelectric stack actuators

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    Bazghaleh, Mohsen; Grainger, Steven; Cazzolato, Ben; Lu, Tien-Fu; Oskouei, Reza

    2014-04-01

    Smart actuators are the key components in a variety of nanopositioning applications, such as scanning probe microscopes and atomic force microscopes. Piezoelectric actuators are the most common smart actuators due to their high resolution, low power consumption, and wide operating frequency but they suffer hysteresis which affects linearity. In this paper, an innovative digital charge amplifier is presented to reduce hysteresis in piezoelectric stack actuators. Compared to traditional analog charge drives, experimental results show that the piezoelectric stack actuator driven by the digital charge amplifier has less hysteresis. It is also shown that the voltage drop of the digital charge amplifier is significantly less than the voltage drop of conventional analog charge amplifiers.

  19. Scaling law for dynamical hysteresis of cavity solitons

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    Ahmadipanah, Sahar; Kheradmand, Reza; Prati, Franco

    2016-02-01

    By applying to a cavity soliton a control beam modulated in time, we study numerically the performance of the soliton as a flip–flop memory. The soliton is switched on and off periodically through a hysteresis cycle whose size increases dynamically with the modulation frequency. We show that the phenomenon is ruled by a scaling law with an exponent compatible with the theoretical value 2/3 predicted in much simpler systems in the low-frequency limit.

  20. Hysteresis effects of changing the parameters of noncooperative games

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    Wolpert, David H.; Harr, Michael; Olbrich, Eckehard; Bertschinger, Nils; Jost, Jrgen

    2012-03-01

    We adapt the method used by Jaynes to derive the equilibria of statistical physics to instead derive equilibria of bounded rational game theory. We analyze the dependence of these equilibria on the parameters of the underlying game, focusing on hysteresis effects. In particular, we show that by gradually imposing individual-specific tax rates on the players of the game, and then gradually removing those taxes, the players move from a poor equilibrium to one that is better for all of them.

  1. Void space modeling of mercury intrusion hysteresis in sandstone, paper coating, and other porous media

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    Matthews, G.P.; Ridgway, C.J.; Spearing, M.C.

    1995-04-01

    A void space network is presented for the simulation of mercury intrusion hysteresis in outcrop and reservoir sandstones and paper coatings. Three methods are described which allow the convergence of the simulation onto experiment, each finding the optimum pore and throat size distributions and connectivity according to different criteria. The simulated pore and throat size distributions are entirely different from the first derivatives of the intrusion curves which are commonly employed. The optimum void space networks, which have the correct porosity, are then used to simulate the hysteresis which occurs when the mercury is withdrawn. The effects of contact angle hysteresis and trapping within wide pores adjacent to narrow throats are demonstrated. Considerable trapping of mercury is found to occur because of snap-off effects, without invoking any dead-end pores. Similar networks have been used to simulate absolute gas permeability, tortuosity, diffusion, formation factor, and colloidal flow formation damage and can be applied to any porous medium.

  2. Titration and hysteresis in epigenetic chromatin silencing

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    Dayarian, Adel; Sengupta, Anirvan M.

    2013-06-01

    Epigenetic mechanisms of silencing via heritable chromatin modifications play a major role in gene regulation and cell fate specification. We consider a model of epigenetic chromatin silencing in budding yeast and study the bifurcation diagram and characterize the bistable and the monostable regimes. The main focus of this paper is to examine how the perturbations altering the activity of histone modifying enzymes affect the epigenetic states. We analyze the implications of having the total number of silencing proteins, given by the sum of proteins bound to the nucleosomes and the ones available in the ambient, to be constant. This constraint couples different regions of chromatin through the shared reservoir of ambient silencing proteins. We show that the response of the system to perturbations depends dramatically on the titration effect caused by the above constraint. In particular, for a certain range of overall abundance of silencing proteins, the hysteresis loop changes qualitatively with certain jump replaced by continuous merger of different states. In addition, we find a nonmonotonic dependence of gene expression on the rate of histone deacetylation activity of Sir2. We discuss how these qualitative predictions of our model could be compared with experimental studies of the yeast system under anti-silencing drugs.

  3. Hysteresis in the Central African Rainforest

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    Pietsch, Stephan Alexander; Elias Bednar, Johannes; Gautam, Sishir; Petritsch, Richard; Schier, Franziska; Stanzl, Patrick

    2014-05-01

    Past climate change caused severe disturbances of the Central African rainforest belt, with forest fragmentation and re-expansion due to drier and wetter climate conditions. Besides climate, human induced forest degradation affected biodiversity, structure and carbon storage of Congo basin rainforests. Information on climatically stable, mature rainforest, unaffected by human induced disturbances, provides means of assessing the impact of forest degradation and may serve as benchmarks of carbon carrying capacity over regions with similar site and climate conditions. BioGeoChemical (BGC) ecosystem models explicitly consider the impacts of site and climate conditions and may assess benchmark levels over regions devoid of undisturbed conditions. We will present a BGC-model validation for the Western Congolian Lowland Rainforest (WCLRF) using field data from a recently confirmed forest refuge, show model - data comparisons for disturbed und undisturbed forests under different site and climate conditions as well as for sites with repeated assessment of biodiversity and standing biomass during recovery from intensive exploitation. We will present climatic thresholds for WCLRF stability, analyse the relationship between resilience, standing C-stocks and change in climate and finally provide evidence of hysteresis.

  4. Study on thermal hysteresis of Sr doped manganites

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    Singh, Bharat; Kumar, Naresh; Mohan, Rajneesh; Bhattacharya, S.; Gaur, N. K.

    2013-06-01

    We have studied the thermal hysteresis of dc electrical resistivity on the stoichiometric Nd0.67Sr0.33MnO3 and Pr0.67Sr0.33MnO3 manganites. The polycrystalline samples have been synthesized by solid state reaction method. The prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) for phase formation and low temperature dc resistivity measurement during both cooling and warming with standard four probe technique. The XRD patterns are indexed in orthorhombic unit cell (space group-Pnma). The resistivity data show a metal-insulator phase transition for both Pr0.67Sr0.33MnO3 and Nd0.67Sr0.33MnO3 samples with observable thermal hysteresis. Thermal coefficient of resistivity of all samples has also been studied.

  5. Loading-unloading hysteresis loop of randomly rough adhesive contacts

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    Carbone, Giuseppe; Pierro, Elena; Recchia, Giuseppina

    2015-12-01

    We investigate the loading and unloading behavior of soft solids in adhesive contact with randomly rough profiles. The roughness is assumed to be described by a self-affine fractal on a limited range of wave vectors. A spectral method is exploited to generate such randomly rough surfaces. The results are statistically averaged, and the calculated contact area and applied load are shown as a function of the penetration, for loading and unloading conditions. We found that the combination of adhesion forces and roughness leads to a hysteresis loading-unloading loop. This shows that energy can be lost simply as a consequence of roughness and van der Waals forces, as in this case a large number of local energy minima exist and the system may be trapped in metastable states. We numerically quantify the hysteretic loss and assess the influence of the surface statistical properties and the energy of adhesion on the hysteresis process.

  6. Stress dependence of the hysteresis in single crystal NiTi alloys

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    Hamilton, R.F.; Sehitoglu, H.; Chumlyakov, Y.; Maier, H.J

    2004-06-21

    We demonstrate the variation in thermal hysteresis with increasing external stress for reversible martensitic transformations. The hysteresis was measured in temperature cycling experiments under external stress and also under pseudoleastic deformation conditions. To understand the role of composition and crystal orientation effects, the study included aged and solutionized Ti-50.1, Ti-50.4, Ti-50.8 and Ti-51.5at.%Ni in the [1 1 1], [0 0 1], [0 1 1], [0 1 2], and [1 2 3] orientations. Differential scanning calorimetry was used to characterize the thermal hysteresis resulting from thermal cycling under zero stress. The results show unequivocally that the thermal hysteresis expands with increasing external stress for aged and solutionized Ti-50.1at.%Ni and Ti-50.4at.%Ni alloys, while it contracts with increasing external stress for the higher Ni alloys with 50.8 and 51.5at.%Ni compositions. The growth of temperature hysteresis was from 20 deg. C to as high as 80 deg. C for the lower Ni alloys, while the contraction of the hysteresis was from 60 to 15 deg. C for the higher Ni alloys. The stress dependence of the hysteresis is rationalized considering dissipation of elastic strain energy due to relaxation of coherency strains at martensite-austenite interfaces. The role of precipitates and frictional work on transformation hysteresis is also clarified based on experiments on low and high Ni alloys with heterogeneous and homogenous precipitate structures respectively. A micro-mechanical model based on reversible thermodynamics was modified to account for plastic relaxation of coherent transforming interfaces, and the predictions account for the growing hysteresis with increasing external stress.

  7. Material Data Representation of Hysteresis Loops for Hastelloy X Using Artificial Neural Networks

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    Alam, Javed; Berke, Laszlo; Murthy, Pappu L. N.

    1993-01-01

    The artificial neural network (ANN) model proposed by Rumelhart, Hinton, and Williams is applied to develop a functional approximation of material data in the form of hysteresis loops from a nickel-base superalloy, Hastelloy X. Several different ANN configurations are used to model hysteresis loops at different cycles for this alloy. The ANN models were successful in reproducing the hysteresis loops used for its training. However, because of sharp bends at the two ends of hysteresis loops, a drift occurs at the corners of the loops where loading changes to unloading and vice versa (the sharp bends occurred when the stress-strain curves were reproduced by adding stress increments to the preceding values of the stresses). Therefore, it is possible only to reproduce half of the loading path. The generalization capability of the network was tested by using additional data for two other hysteresis loops at different cycles. The results were in good agreement. Also, the use of ANN led to a data compression ratio of approximately 22:1.

  8. Hysteresis model and statistical interpretation of energy losses in non-oriented steels

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    Mănescu (Păltânea), Veronica; Păltânea, Gheorghe; Gavrilă, Horia

    2016-04-01

    In this paper the hysteresis energy losses in two non-oriented industrial steels (M400-65A and M800-65A) were determined, by means of an efficient classical Preisach model, which is based on the Pescetti-Biorci method for the identification of the Preisach density. The excess and the total energy losses were also determined, using a statistical framework, based on magnetic object theory. The hysteresis energy losses, in a non-oriented steel alloy, depend on the peak magnetic polarization and they can be computed using a Preisach model, due to the fact that in these materials there is a direct link between the elementary rectangular loops and the discontinuous character of the magnetization process (Barkhausen jumps). To determine the Preisach density it was necessary to measure the normal magnetization curve and the saturation hysteresis cycle. A system of equations was deduced and the Preisach density was calculated for a magnetic polarization of 1.5 T; then the hysteresis cycle was reconstructed. Using the same pattern for the Preisach distribution, it was computed the hysteresis cycle for 1 T. The classical losses were calculated using a well known formula and the excess energy losses were determined by means of the magnetic object theory. The total energy losses were mathematically reconstructed and compared with those, measured experimentally.

  9. Hysteresis modeling in graphene field effect transistors

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    Winters, M.; Rorsman, N.; Sveinbjrnsson, E. .

    2015-02-21

    Graphene field effect transistors with an Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} gate dielectric are fabricated on H-intercalated bilayer graphene grown on semi-insulating 4H-SiC by chemical vapour deposition. DC measurements of the gate voltage v{sub g} versus the drain current i{sub d} reveal a severe hysteresis of clockwise orientation. A capacitive model is used to derive the relationship between the applied gate voltage and the Fermi energy. The electron transport equations are then used to calculate the drain current for a given applied gate voltage. The hysteresis in measured data is then modeled via a modified Preisach kernel.

  10. Surface barrier and magnetic hysteresis of ac permeability in YBaCuO single crystal

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    Kugel, K. I.; Mamsurova, L. G.; Pigalskiy, K. S.; Rakhmanov, A. L.

    1998-05-01

    The nature of hysteretic behavior of the flux line lattice (FLL) contribution to ac magnetic permeability ( ?v) is analyzed for the case of YBa 2Cu 3O x single crystal (at applied magnetic field H? c axis). It is shown that hysteresis loops ?v( H) corresponding to different temperatures ( T=70-84 K) are scaled to a universal curve in normalized coordinates. Such a behavior is interpreted in terms of the FLL interaction with the crystal surface. The explicit relationship between ?v and magnetic induction B is found for the near-surface region of the superconductor. It is shown that the ?v( H) loops are closely related to the hysteresis of B at cycling of applied magnetic field. The latter hysteresis stems from the Bean-Livingston surface barrier. The estimates demonstrate strong suppression of the surface barrier in YBa 2Cu 3O x crystal in comparison to that expected for the ideal surface. As a result, the lower branch of the hysteresis loop corresponding to the increasing field is very close to the equilibrium ?v( H) curve and the surface barrier appreciably affects only the upper branch when magnetic flux leaves the sample. The comparison of theoretical predictions and experimental data provides an opportunity to refine the actual range of stability Hmax( B)- Hmin( B) for the FLL at fixed B for YBa 2Cu 3O x crystal in the case of H?c.

  11. Motion of liquid drops on surfaces induced by asymmetric vibration: role of contact angle hysteresis.

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    Mettu, Srinivas; Chaudhury, Manoj K

    2011-08-16

    Hysteresis of wetting, like the Coulombic friction at solid/solid interface, impedes the motion of a liquid drop on a surface when subjected to an external field. Here, we present a counterintuitive example, where some amount of hysteresis enables a drop to move on a surface when it is subjected to a periodic but asymmetric vibration. Experiments show that a surface either with a negligible or high hysteresis is not conducive to any drop motion. Some finite hysteresis of contact angle is needed to break the periodic symmetry of the forcing function for the drift to occur. These experimental results are consistent with simulations, in which a drop is approximated as a linear harmonic oscillator. The experiment also sheds light on the effect of the drop size on flow reversal, where drops of different sizes move in opposite directions due to the difference in the phase of the oscillation of their center of mass. PMID:21728326

  12. Modeling of the interleaved hysteresis loop in the measurements of rotational core losses

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    Alatawneh, Natheer; Pillay, Pragasen

    2016-01-01

    The measurement of core losses in machine laminations reveals a fundamental difference between rotational and pulsating types. Rotational core losses under rotating fields decrease at high flux density, while pulsating losses keep increasing steadily. Experimental analyses of loss components Px and Py in x and y directions with rotating fields show that the loss decreases in one loss component and sometimes attains negative values. Tracking the evolution of hysteresis loops along this loss component discloses a peculiar behavior of magnetic hysteresis, where the loop changes its path from counterclockwise to clockwise within a cycle of magnetization process, the so called interleaved hysteresis loop. This paper highlights a successful procedure for modeling the interleaved hysteresis loop in the measurement of rotational core losses in electrical machine laminations using the generalized Prandtl-Ishlinskii (PI) model. The efficiency of the proposed model is compared to Preisach model. Results and conclusion of this work are of importance toward building an accurate model of rotational core losses.

  13. Effect of the Bering Strait on the AMOC hysteresis and glacial climate stability (Invited)

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    Hu, A.; Meehl, G. A.; Han, W.; Timmermann, A.; Otto-Bliesner, B. L.; Liu, Z.; Abe-Ouchi, A.

    2013-12-01

    Abrupt climate transitions, such as Dansgaard-Oeschger and Heinrich events, occurred frequently during the last glacial period, especially from 80 - 11 thousand years before present, but were nearly absent during Holocene and the early stages of last glacial period. Here we show, with a fully coupled climate model, that closing the Bering Strait and preventing its throughflow between the Pacific and Arctic Oceans during the glacial period can lead to the emergence of stronger hysteresis behavior of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) to create conditions that are conducive to triggering abrupt climate transitions. Hence, it is argued that even for greenhouse warming, abrupt climate transitions similar to those in the last glacial time are unlikely to occur as the Bering Strait remains open. Qualitatively the same result is arrived in new simulations by employing the glacial background conditions using the same climate model. Theoretical and simulated AMOC hysteresis curves (a, b) and the associated changes of Greenland surface temperature and meridional heat transport at 65N in the Atlantic (c, d). In panel a), 'S' is the bifurcation point beyond which AMOC collapses and the '+/-F' values indicate the freshwater forcing strength. In panels b), c), and d), the black/red (blue/green) lines are for the closed (open) BS simulation. The black/blue (red/green) lines represent the phase of freshwater forcing increase (decrease) in these simulations. Note that a change of the freshwater forcing by 0.1 Sv (Sv?106m3s-1) in this figure takes place over 500 model years.

  14. Hysteresis from Multiscale Porosity: Modeling Water Sorption and Shrinkage in Cement Paste

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    Pinson, Matthew B.; Masoero, Enrico; Bonnaud, Patrick A.; Manzano, Hegoi; Ji, Qing; Yip, Sidney; Thomas, Jeffrey J.; Bazant, Martin Z.; Van Vliet, Krystyn J.; Jennings, Hamlin M.

    2015-06-01

    Cement paste has a complex distribution of pores and molecular-scale spaces. This distribution controls the hysteresis of water sorption isotherms and associated bulk dimensional changes (shrinkage). We focus on two locations of evaporable water within the fine structure of pastes, each having unique properties, and we present applied physics models that capture the hysteresis by dividing drying and rewetting into two related regimes based on relative humidity (RH). We show that a continuum model, incorporating a pore-blocking mechanism for desorption and equilibrium thermodynamics for adsorption, explains well the sorption hysteresis for a paste that remains above approximately 20% RH. In addition, we show with molecular models and experiments that water in spaces of ?1 nm width evaporates below approximately 20% RH but reenters throughout the entire RH range. This water is responsible for a drying shrinkage hysteresis similar to that of clays but opposite in direction to typical mesoporous glass. Combining the models of these two regimes allows the entire drying and rewetting hysteresis to be reproduced accurately and provides parameters to predict the corresponding dimensional changes. The resulting model can improve the engineering predictions of long-term drying shrinkage accounting also for the history dependence of strain induced by hysteresis. Alternative strategies for quantitative analyses of the microstructure of cement paste based on this mesoscale physical model of water content within porous spaces are discussed.

  15. Circuit increases capability of hysteresis synchronous motor

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    Markowitz, I. N.

    1967-01-01

    Frequency and phase detector circuit enables a hysteresis synchronous motor to drive a load of given torque value at a precise speed determined by a stable reference. This technique permits driving larger torque loads with smaller motors and lower power drain.

  16. Managing Hysteresis: Three Cornerstones to Fiscal Stability

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    Weeks, Richard

    2012-01-01

    The effects of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 continue to challenge school business officials (SBOs) and other education leaders as they strive to prepare students for the global workforce. Economists have borrowed a word from chemistry to describe this state of affairs: hysteresis--the lingering effects of the past on the present. Today's SBOs

  17. Managing Hysteresis: Three Cornerstones to Fiscal Stability

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    Weeks, Richard

    2012-01-01

    The effects of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 continue to challenge school business officials (SBOs) and other education leaders as they strive to prepare students for the global workforce. Economists have borrowed a word from chemistry to describe this state of affairs: hysteresis--the lingering effects of the past on the present. Today's SBOs…

  18. Dissociated hysteresis of static ocular counterroll in humans.

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    Palla, A; Bockisch, C J; Bergamin, O; Straumann, D

    2006-04-01

    In stationary head roll positions, the eyes are cyclodivergent. We asked whether this phenomenon can be explained by a static hysteresis that differs between the eyes contra- (CE) and ipsilateral (IE) to head roll. Using a motorized turntable, healthy human subjects (n = 8) were continuously rotated about the earth-horizontal naso-occipital axis. Starting from the upright position, a total of three full rotations at a constant velocity (2 degrees/s) were completed (acceleration = 0.05 degrees/s2, velocity plateau reached after 40 s). Subjects directed their gaze on a flashing laser dot straight ahead (switched on 20 ms every 2 s). Binocular three-dimensional eye movements were recorded with dual search coils that were modified (wires exiting inferiorly) to minimize torsional artifacts by the eyelids. A sinusoidal function with a first and second harmonic was fitted to torsional eye position as a function of torsional whole body position at constant turntable velocity. The amplitude and phase of the first harmonic differed significantly between the two eyes (paired t-test: P < 0.05): on average, counterroll amplitude of IE was larger [CE: 6.6 +/- 1.6 degrees (SD); IE: 8.1 +/- 1.7 degrees), whereas CE showed more position lag relative to the turntable (CE: 12.5 +/- 10.7 degrees; IE: 5.1 +/- 8.7 degrees). We conclude that cyclodivergence observed during static ocular counterroll is mainly a result of hysteresis that depends on whether eyes are contra- or ipsilateral to head roll. Static hysteresis also explains the phenomenon of residual torsion, i.e., an incomplete torsional return of the eyes when the first 360 degrees whole body rotation was completed and subjects were back in upright position (extorsion of CE: 2.0 +/- 0.10 degrees; intorsion of IE: 1.4 +/- 0.10 degrees). A computer model that includes asymmetric backlash for each eye can explain dissociated torsional hysteresis during quasi-static binocular counterroll. We hypothesize that ocular torsional hysteresis is introduced at the level of the otolith pathways because the direction-dependent torsional position lag of the eyes is related to the head roll position and not the eye position. PMID:16338995

  19. Investigations of magnetic hysteresis of barium ferrite using the torsion pendulum method

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    Richter, H.J.; Hempel, K.A.

    1988-11-15

    The magnetic stiffness is measured by the torsion pendulum method as a function of the applied field. Measurements are performed on random assemblies of chemically coprecipitated barium ferrite powders. The magnetic stiffness for both minor and major loops of the hysteresis cycle is measured and compared with calculated curves based on the model of coherent rotation. The discrepancies between theory and experiment are partly due to the effect of magnetic interaction.

  20. Thermally induced all-optical inverter and dynamic hysteresis loops in graphene oxide dispersions.

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    Melle, Sonia; Caldern, Oscar G; Egatz-Gmez, Ana; Cabrera-Granado, E; Carreo, F; Antn, M A

    2015-11-01

    We experimentally study the temporal dynamics of amplitude-modulated laser beams propagating through a water dispersion of graphene oxide sheets in a fiber-to-fiber U-bench. Nonlinear refraction induced in the sample by thermal effects leads to both phase reversing of the transmitted signals and dynamic hysteresis in the input-output power curves. A theoretical model including beam propagation and thermal lensing dynamics reproduces the experimental findings. PMID:26560566

  1. Influence of hydraulic hysteresis on the mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils and interfaces

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    Khoury, Charbel N.

    Unsaturated soils are commonly widespread around the world, especially at shallow depths from the surface. The mechanical behavior of this near surface soil is influenced by the seasonal variations such as rainfall or drought, which in turn may have a detrimental effect on many structures (e.g. retaining walls, shallow foundations, mechanically stabilized earth walls, soil slopes, and pavements) in contact with it. Thus, in order to better understand this behavior, it is crucial to study the complex relationship between soil moisture content and matric suction (a stress state variable defined as pore air pressure minus pore water pressure) known as the Soil Water Characteristic Curve (SWCC). In addition, the influence of hydraulic hysteresis on the behavior of unsaturated soils, soil-structure interaction (i.e. rough and smooth steel interfaces, soil-geotextile interfaces) and pavement subgrade (depicted herein mainly by resilient modulus, Mr) was also studied. To this end, suction-controlled direct shear tests were performed on soils, rough and smooth steel interfaces and geotextile interface under drying (D) and wetting after drying (DW). The shearing behavior is examined in terms of the two stress state variables, matric suction and net normal stress. Results along the D and DW paths indicated that peak shear strength increased with suction and net normal stress; while in general, the post peak shear strength was not influenced by suction for rough interfaces and no consistent trend was observed for soils and soil-geotextiles interfaces. Contrary to saturated soils, results during shearing at higher suction values (i.e. 25 kPa and above) showed a decrease in water content eventhough the sample exhibited dilation. A behavior postulated to be related to disruption of menisci and/or non-uniformity of pore size which results in an increase in localized pore water pressures. Interestingly, wetting after drying (DW) test results showed higher peak and post peak shear strength than that of the drying (D) tests. This is believed to be the result of many factors such as: (1) cyclic suction stress loading, (2) water content (less on wetting than drying), and (3) type of soil. The cyclic suction loading may have induced irrecoverable plastic strains, resulting in stiffer samples for wetting tests as compared to drying. Additionally, water may be acting as a lubricant and thus resulting in lower shear strength for test samples D with higher water contents than DW samples. Furthermore, various shear strength models were investigated for their applicability to the experimental data. Models were proposed for the prediction of shear strength with suction based on the SWCC. The models are able to predict the shear strength of unsaturated soil and interfaces due to drying and wetting (i.e. hydraulic hysteresis) by relating directly to the SWCC. The proposed models were used and partly validated by predicting different test results from the literature. In addition, an existing elastoplastic constitutive model was investigated and validated by comparing the predicted and experimental (stress-displacement, volume change behavior) results obtained from rough and geotextile interface tests. This study also explores the effect of hydraulic hysteresis on the resilient modulus (Mr) of subgrade soils. Suction-controlled Mr tests were performed on compacted samples along the primary drying, wetting, secondary drying and wetting paths. Two test types were performed to check the effect of cyclic deviatoric stress loading on the results. First, M r tests were performed on the same sample at each suction (i.e. 25, 50, 75, 100 kPa) value along all the paths (drying, wetting etc.). A relationship between resilient modulus (Mr) and matric suction was obtained and identified as the resilient modulus characteristic curve (MRCC). MRCC results indicated that Mr increased with suction along the drying curve. On the other hand, results on the primary wetting indicated higher Mr than that of the primary drying and the secondary drying. The second type of test

  2. Reduction of hysteresis in PI-controlled systems

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    Krakow, K.I.

    1998-10-01

    Motorized dampers and valves generally possess some hysteresis. Hysteresis may result in poor repeatability of experimental data. It also may result in the deviation of a response of a proportional integral (PI) controlled system from its target response and in hunting. In some applications, it may be desirable to reduce the effects of hysteresis. A method to reduce the effects of hysteresis is presented here. This method is based on software, not hardware, modification.

  3. Hysteresis in the trade cycle

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    Mc Namara, Hugh A.; Pokrovskii, Alexei V.

    2006-02-01

    The Kaldor model-one of the first nonlinear models of macroeconomics-is modified to incorporate a Preisach nonlinearity. The new dynamical system thus created shows highly complicated behaviour. This paper presents a rigorous (computer aided) proof of chaos in this new model, and of the existence of unstable periodic orbits of all minimal periods p>57.

  4. Bayesian analysis of stage-discharge relationships affected by hysteresis and quantification of the associated uncertainties

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    Mansanarez, Valentin; Le Coz, Jrme; Renard, Benjamin; Lang, Michel; Birgand, Franois

    2015-04-01

    The hysteresis effect is a hydraulic phenomenon associated with transient flow in a relatively flat channel. Hysteresis leads to non-univocal stage-discharge relationships: for a given stage, discharge during the rising limb is greater than during the recession. Hysteresis occurs in open-channel flows because the velocity pressure wave usually propagates faster than the pressure wave. In practice, hysteresis is often ignored when developing hydrometric rating curves, leading to biased flood hydrographs. When hysteresis is not ignored, the most common practice is to correct the univocal rating curve by using the simple Jones formula. This formula requires the estimation of different physical variables through numerical modelling and/or expertise. The estimation of the associated discharge uncertainty is still an open question. The Bayesian method proposed in this presentation incorporates information from both hydraulic knowledge (equations of channel controls based on geometry and roughness estimates) and stage-discharge observations (gauging data). The obtained total uncertainty combines parametric uncertainty (unknown rating curve parameters) and structural uncertainty (imperfection of the rating curve model). This method provides a direct estimation of the physical inputs of the rating curve (roughness, bed slope, kinematic wave celerity, etc.). Two hysteresis formulas were used: the most widely-used Jones formula and its expansion to the 3rd order, known as the Fenton formula. The wave celerity may be either constant or expressed as a simple function of stage based on the kinematic wave assumption. This method has been applied to one data set. Sensitivity tests allowed us to draw the following conclusions. As expected, more precise hydraulic priors and/or less uncertain gaugings provide rating curves that agree well with discharge measurements and have a smaller uncertainty. The simple Jones formula leads to as good results as the more complex Fenton formula. Moreover, the kinematic wave celerity yielded less uncertain discharges than the constant celerity option. In the absence of rating shifts, the hysteretic rating curve estimated during a given flood event can be applied to subsequent events with the same accuracy. The calibration can also be made using gaugings from different events. Furthermore, this method does not detect hysteresis when it is applied to well-known and well-identifiable univocal stage-discharge relation. Finally, an analysis of the best gauging strategy demonstrates than, for a hysteretic flow event, the most common strategy, i.e. to gauge during the falling limb near the peak flow, yields high uncertainties in the rising limb and a biased identification of the hysteresis amplitude The best strategy is to gauge near a few remarkable points of the flood wave (min and max stage, max discharge, min and max stage gradient), not necessarily during a single event.

  5. Negative hysteresis effect observed during calibration of the US Bureau of Mines borehole deformation gauge

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    Ganow, H.C.

    1985-08-01

    The US Bureau of Mines borehole deformation gauge (BMG) was designed in the early 1960`s to allow rock stress measurements by the overcoring method. Since that time it has become a de facto standard against which the performance of other borehole deformation gauges is often judged. However, during recent in situ stress studies in the Climax Stock at the Nevada Test Site a strange "negative hysteresis" in the order of 300 to 500 microstrains was observed in standard calibration data. Here, the relaxation curve lies below the indentation (compression) curves as if the system were to somehow respond with an energy release. Therefore, a precision micro-indentation apparatus has been designed and used to perform a series of tests allowing a better understanding of the BMG button to cantilever interaction. Results indicate that the hysteresis effect is caused by differential motion between the button base and the cantilever resulting from the geometric motion inherent in the cantilever. The very large apparent hysteresis is mainly caused by cycling opposing cantilevers through the instrument`s entire dynamic range, and the fundamental imprecision inherent in use of the standard micrometers to calibrate the BMG. Laboratory mean hysteresis magnitudes for a polished cantilever typically range from 3 to 25 microstrain for 100 and 1000 microstrain relaxations on 1000 microstrain deflection loops intended to simulate typical field data. The error percentage is thought to remain fairly constant with deformation loop size, and is sufficiently small such that it can be safely ignored. The hysteresis effect can probably be reduced, and instrument stability improved by machining a small 90 degree cone in the cantilever in which a slightly larger mating cone on the base of the indentation button would reside. 5 refs. 26 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Anomalous hysteresis properties of iron films deposited on liquid surfaces

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    Ye, Quan-Lin; Feng, Chun-Mu; Xu, Xiao-Jun; Jin, Jin-Sheng; Xia, A.-Gen; Ye, Gao-Xiang

    2005-07-01

    A nearly free sustained iron film system, deposited on silicone oil surfaces by vapor-phase deposition method, has been fabricated and its crystal structure as well as magnetic properties has been studied. Both the temperature-dependent coercivity Hc(T) and exchange anisotropy field HE(T) of the iron films possess a maximum peak around the critical temperature Tcrit=10-15 and 4K, respectively. Our experimental results show that the anomalous hysteresis properties mainly result from the oxide surfaces of the films with spin-glass-like phase below freezing temperature Tf=30-50K.

  7. One-phase flow in porous media with hysteresis

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    Botkin, N. D.; Brokate, M.; El Behi-Gornostaeva, E. G.

    2016-04-01

    This paper presents a numerical simulation of one phase flow through a porous medium showing a hysteretic relation between the capillary pressure and the saturation of the phase. The flow model used is based on mass conservation principle and Darcy's law. Boundary conditions of Neumann and Signorini type are imposed. The hysteretic relation between the capillary pressure and the saturation is described by a Preisach hysteresis operator. A numerical algorithm for the treatment of the arising system of equations is proposed. Results of numerical simulations are presented.

  8. Contact angle hysteresis in electrowetting on dielectric

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    Zhao, Rui; Liu, Qi-Chao; Wang, Ping; Liang, Zhong-Cheng

    2015-08-01

    Contact angle hysteresis (CAH) is one of the significant physical phenomena in electrowetting on dielectric (EWOD). In this work, a theoretical model is proposed to characterize electrowetting evolution on substrates with CAH, and the relationship among apparent contact angle, potential, and some other parameters is quantified. And this theory is also validated experimentally. The results indicate that our theory and equation based on energy balance succeed in describing the electrowetting response of potential with significant contact angle hysteresis. The CAH in EWOD, ranging from 0 to about 20 in electrowetting cycle, increases with the increase of voltage and climbs up to about 20 when voltage is increased to about 38 V, and then decreases to zero with the further increase of voltage. Project supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, China (Grant No. BK2011752).

  9. Wetting Hysteresis at the Molecular Scale

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    Jin, Wei; Koplik, Joel; Banavar, Jayanth R.

    1996-01-01

    The motion of a fluid-fluid-solid contact line on a rough surface is well known to display hysteresis in the contact angle vs. velocity relationship. In order to understand the phenomenon at a fundamental microscopic level, we have conducted molecular dynamics computer simulations of a Wilhelmy plate experiment in which a solid surface is dipped into a liquid bath, and the force-velocity characteristics are measured. We directly observe a systematic variation of force and contact angle with velocity, which is single-valued for the case of an atomically smooth solid surface. In the microscopically rough case, however, we find (as intuitively expected) an open hysteresis loop. Further characterization of the interface dynamics is in progress.

  10. Effect of contact angle hysteresis on breakage of a liquid bridge

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    Chen, H.; Tang, T.; Amirfazli, A.

    2015-03-01

    In this paper, the importance of considering contact angle hysteresis (CAH) during the process of stretching and breaking a liquid bridge between two solid surfaces is addressed. We clearly show that due to the pinning of contact line at the end of the stretching stage, the contact angle between liquid bridge and surfaces cannot be simply assumed to have a constant value (e.g. receding contact angle, ? r ). Simulation results for stretching a liquid bridge with and without CAH, showed that the contact line pinning can lead to breakage at a larger surface separation and smaller value of pull-off force ( F p ). A systematic study about the effect of CAH and contact line pinning on the value of F p is provided. It is found that when one of the surfaces has a ? r larger than 90?, F p decreases with the increase of ? r on either surface delimiting the bridge. For the cases where ? r of both surfaces are smaller than 90?, significantly smaller F p is seen when contact line pinning occurs on both surfaces, as compared to F p when contact line pinning occurs only on one surface. This smaller F p is caused by more curved profile and later breakage of liquid bridge.

  11. Origin of hysteresis in bed form response to unsteady flows

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    Martin, Raleigh L.; Jerolmack, Douglas J.

    2013-03-01

    Field and laboratory studies indicate that changes in riverbed morphology often lag changes in water discharge. This lagged response produces hysteresis in the relationship between water discharge and bed form geometry. To understand these phenomena, we performed flume experiments to observe the response of a sand bed to step increases and decreases in water discharge. For an abrupt rise in discharge, we observed that bed forms grew rapidly by collision and merger of bed forms migrating with different celerities. Growth rate slowed as bed forms approached equilibrium with the higher discharge regime. After an abrupt discharge drop, bed form decay occurred through formation of smaller secondary bed forms, in equilibrium with the lower discharge, which cannibalized the original, relict features. We present a simple model framework to quantitatively predict time scales of bed form adjustment to flow changes, based on equilibrium bed form heights, lengths, and celerities at low and high flows. For rising discharge, the model assumes that all bed form collisions result in irreversible merger, due to a dispersion of initial celerities. For falling discharge, we derive a diffusion model for the decay of relict high-stage features. Our models predict the form and time scale of experimental bed form adjustments. Additional experiments applying slow and fast triangular flood waves show that bed form hysteresis occurs only when the time scale of flow change is faster than the modeled (and measured) bed form adjustment time. We show that our predicted adjustment time scales can also be used to predict the occurrence of bed form hysteresis in natural floods.

  12. Correlations between adhesion hysteresis and friction at molecular scales

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    Szoszkiewicz, R.; Bhushan, B.; Huey, B. D.; Kulik, A. J.; Gremaud, G.

    2005-04-01

    Correlations between adhesion hysteresis and local friction are theoretically and experimentally investigated. The model is based on the classical theory of adhesional friction, contact mechanics, capillary hysteresis, and nanoscale roughness. Adhesion hysteresis was found to scale with friction through the scaling factor containing a varying ratio of adhesion energy over the reduced Young's modulus. Capillary forces can offset the relationship between adhesion hysteresis and friction. Measurements on a wide range of engineering samples with varying adhesive and elastic properties confirm the model. Adhesion hysteresis is investigated under controlled, low humidity atmosphere via ultrasonic force microscopy. Friction is measured by the friction force microscopy.

  13. Hysteresis-based analysis of overland metal transport

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    Mishra, Surendra Kumar; Sansalone, J. J.; Singh, Vijay P.

    2003-06-01

    Introducing a concept of equivalent mass depth of flow, this study describes the phenomenon of non-point source pollutant (metal) transport for pavement (or overland) flow in analogy with wave propagation in wide open channels. Hysteretic and normal mass rating curves are developed for runoff rate and mass of 12 dissolved and particulate-bound metal elements (pollutants) using the rainfall-runoff and water quality data of the 15 20 m2 instrumented pavement in Cincinnati, USA. Normal mass rating curves developed for easy computation of pollutant load are found to be of a form similar to Manning's, which is valid for open channel flows. Based on the hysteresis analysis, wave types for dissolution and mixing of particulate-bound metals are identified. The analysis finds that the second-order partial-differential equation normally used for metal transport does not have the efficacy to describe fully the strong non-linear phenomena such as is described for various metal elements by dynamic waves. In addition, the proportionality concept of the popular SCS-CN concept is extended for determining the potential maximum metal mass Mp of all the 12 elements transported by a rain storm and related to the antecedent dry period (ADP). For the primary metal zinc element, Mp is found to increase with the ADP and vice versa.

  14. Power laws in the dynamic hysteresis of quantum nonlinear photonic resonators

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    Casteels, W.; Storme, F.; Le Boité, A.; Ciuti, C.

    2016-03-01

    We explore theoretically the physics of dynamic hysteresis for driven-dissipative nonlinear photonic resonators. In the regime where the semiclassical mean-field theory predicts bistability, the exact steady-state density matrix is known to be unique, being a statistical mixture of two states; in particular, no static hysteresis cycle of the excited population occurs as a function of the driving intensity. Here, we predict that in the quantum regime a dynamic hysteresis with a rich phenomenology does appear when sweeping the driving amplitude in a finite time. The hysteresis area as a function of the sweep time reveals a double power-law decay, with a behavior qualitatively different from the mean-field predictions. The dynamic hysteresis power-law in the slow sweep limit defines a characteristic time, which depends dramatically on the size of the nonlinearity and on the frequency detuning between the driving and the resonator. In the strong nonlinearity regime, the characteristic time oscillates as a function of the intrinsic system parameters due to multiphotonic resonances. We show that the dynamic hysteresis for the considered class of driven-dissipative systems is due to a nonadiabatic response region with connections to the Kibble-Zurek mechanism for quenched phase transitions. We also consider the case of two coupled driven-dissipative nonlinear resonators, showing that dynamic hysteresis and power-law behavior occur also in the presence of correlations between resonators. Our theoretical predictions can be explored in a broad variety of physical systems, e.g., circuit QED superconducting resonators and semiconductor optical microcavities.

  15. Lift hysteresis at stall as an unsteady boundary-layer phenomenon

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    Moore, Franklin K

    1956-01-01

    Analysis of rotating stall of compressor blade rows requires specification of a dynamic lift curve for the airfoil section at or near stall, presumably including the effect of lift hysteresis. Consideration of the magnus lift of a rotating cylinder suggests performing an unsteady boundary-layer calculation to find the movement of the separation points of an airfoil fixed in a stream of variable incidence. The consideration of the shedding of vorticity into the wake should yield an estimate of lift increment proportional to time rate of change of angle of attack. This increment is the amplitude of the hysteresis loop. An approximate analysis is carried out according to the foregoing ideas for a 6:1 elliptic airfoil at the angle of attack for maximum lift. The assumptions of small perturbations from maximum lift are made, permitting neglect of distributed vorticity in the wake. The calculated hysteresis loop is counterclockwise. Finally, a discussion of the forms of hysteresis loops is presented; and, for small reduced frequency of oscillation, it is concluded that the concept of a viscous "time lag" is appropriate only for harmonic variations of angle of attack with time at mean conditions other than maximum lift.

  16. Direct measurement of the thermal hysteresis of antifreeze proteins (AFPs) using sonocrystallization.

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    Gaede-Koehler, Andrea; Kreider, Alexej; Canfield, Peter; Kleemeier, Malte; Grunwald, Ingo

    2012-12-01

    Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) are of great importance for applications in cryomedicine or the food industry. They are frequently used to lower the freezing point by preventing the growth of larger ice crystals; thus, it is paramount to determine their thermal hysteretic characteristics. However, the experimental analysis of the thermal hysteresis-an effect that is characteristic for AFPs-remains a challenging process. An easy-to-use test method for measuring the thermal hysteresis of AFPs was developed and tested with the type III AFPs. Traditional methods that have been used until now have their disadvantages and limitations. The new measurement method described in this paper allows detection of the complete cooling, freezing, heating, and melting process in a single measurement. This makes it possible to directly determine the thermal hysteresis as a functional effect of the antifreeze proteins. Measurements of the thermal hysteresis were performed by applying ultrasound to initiate the crystallization process of the antifreeze protein solution. This ultrasound technique also allows a crystallization process to be performed at defined temperature. The demonstrated results were highly reproducible and could be clearly read off the measurement curves. As a future perspective, this enables the design of automatic test devices that can be also miniaturized. PMID:23121544

  17. Football curves

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    Dupeux, Guillaume; Cohen, Caroline; Le Goff, Anne; Quéré, David; Clanet, Christophe

    2011-07-01

    Straight lines, zigzag, parabolas (possibly truncated), circles and spirals are the main curves which can be observed in football (in the European sense, soccer elsewhere). They are, respectively, associated to heavy kick, knuckleball, lob and banana kicks. We discuss their physical origin and determine their respective domain of existence.

  18. Conformational Electroresistance and Hysteresis in Nanoclusters

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    Li, Xiangguo; Zhang, Xiaoguang; Cheng, Hai-Ping

    2014-01-01

    Among many mechanisms proposed for electroresistance, ones involving structural changes are the least understood because of challenges of controllability and repeatability. Yet structural changes can cause dramatic changes in electronic properties, leading to multiple ways in which conduction paths can be opened and closed, not limited to filament movement or variation in molecular conductance. Here we show at least another way: conformational dependence of the Coulomb charging energy of a nanocluster, where charging induced conformational distortion changes the blockade voltage, which in turn leads to a giant electroresistance. This intricate interplay between charging and conformation change is demonstrated in a nanocluster Zn3O4 by combining a first-principles calculation with a temperature dependent transport model. The predicted hysteretic Coulomb blockade staircase in the current-voltage curve adds another dimension to the rich phenomenon of tunneling electroresistance. The new mechanism also provides a better controlled and repeatable platform to study conformational electroresistance.

  19. Vector magnetic hysteresis of hard superconductors

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    Bada, A.; Lpez, C.

    2002-03-01

    Critical state problems that incorporate more than one component for the magnetization vector of hard superconductors are investigated. The theory is based on the minimization of a cost functional C[H-->(x-->)] which weighs the changes of the magnetic-field vector within the sample. We show that Bean's simplest prescription for choosing the correct sign for the critical current density Jc in one-dimensional problems is just a particular case of finding the components of the vector Jc. Jc is determined by minimizing C under the constraint J-->??(H-->,x-->), with ? a bounded set. Upon the selection of different sets ? we discuss existing crossed field measurements and predict observable features. It is shown that a complex behavior in the magnetization curves may be controlled by a single external parameter, i.e., the maximum value of the applied magnetic field Hm.

  20. Hysteresis prediction inside magnetic shields and application

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    Morić, Igor; De Graeve, Charles-Marie; Grosjean, Olivier; Laurent, Philippe

    2014-07-15

    We have developed a simple model that is able to describe and predict hysteresis behavior inside Mumetal magnetic shields, when the shields are submitted to ultra-low frequency (<0.01 Hz) magnetic perturbations with amplitudes lower than 60 μT. This predictive model has been implemented in a software to perform an active compensation system. With this compensation the attenuation of longitudinal magnetic fields is increased by two orders of magnitude. The system is now integrated in the cold atom space clock called PHARAO. The clock will fly onboard the International Space Station in the frame of the ACES space mission.

  1. Studies of hysteresis in two-dimensional kinetic Ising model using the FORC technique

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    Robb, Daniel; Novotny, Mark; Rikvold, Per Arne

    2004-03-01

    We describe the FORC (first order reversal curve) technique [1] for hysteresis, first developed as an experimental method to better characterize magnetic materials, and present FORC distributions for simulations of a square-lattice kinetic Ising model. To understand the simulation results, we apply a theory of magnetization reversal for the multidroplet (MD) regime [2] for homogeneous nucleation and growth, also called the Kolmogorov-Johnson-Mehl-Avrami regime. The FORC `partial hysteresis' loops exhibit different properties than those of systems with strong disorder [1]. We compare the simulation and the theory for several lattice sizes, frequencies of the external field, and temperatures. [1] C.R. Pike, A.P. Roberts, and K.L. Verosub, J. Appl. Phys. 85, 6660 (1999). [2] S.W. Sides, P.A. Rikvold, and M.A. Novotny, Phys. Rev. E 59, 2710 (1999).

  2. Modeling Hysteresis Effect in Three-Phase Relative Permeability

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    Kianinejad, A.; Chen, X.; DiCarlo, D. A.

    2014-12-01

    Simulation and fluid flow prediction of many petroleum enhanced oil recovery methods as well as environmental processes such as carbon dioxide (CO2) geological storage requires accurate modeling and determination of relative permeability under different saturation histories. Based on this critical need, there has been several different three-phase relative permeability models developed to predict the hysteresis effects in relative permeability, most of which requiring many different parameters which introduce extreme complexity to the models for practical purposes. In this work, we experimentally measured three-phase, water/oil/gas, relative permeability in a 1-m long water-wet sand pack, under several different flow histories. We measured the in-situ saturations along the sand pack using a CT scanner. We then determined the relative permeabilities directly from the measured in-situ saturations, using unsteady-state method. Based on our results, good estimation of residual saturations yields in excellent three-phase relative permeability estimations by just using the simple, standard relative permeability models such as, Saturation Weighted Interpolation (SWI), Corey's and Stones. Our results show that, the key parameter to model the hysteresis in three-phase relative permeability (effect of saturation history) is the residual saturations. Once the residual saturations were correctly determined for each specific saturation path, the standard relative permeability models can predict the three-phase relative permeabilities perfectly.

  3. Rotational versus alternating hysteresis losses in nonoriented soft magnetic laminations

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    Fiorillo, F.; Rietto, A. M.

    1993-05-01

    Rotational and alternating hysteresis losses have been investigated in theory and experiment in nonoriented soft magnetic laminations. Attention has been focused on the dependence of energy loss on peak magnetization Ip. The experiments, performed in a wide induction range (˜2×10-4 T≤Ip≤˜1.6 T), show that the ratio between rotational and alternating energy losses Whr/Wha is a monotonically decreasing function of Ip. A quantitative theoretical investigation is carried out through modeling of the magnetization process under rotating field and its relation to processes under alternating field. Three basic mechanisms of magnetization rotation are considered: linear combination of unidirectional hysteresis loops at low inductions (Rayleigh region), cyclic rearrangement of magnetic domains between different easy directions at intermediate inductions, and coherent spin rotation toward the approach to magnetic saturation. The ensuing predicted behavior of Whr/Wha is found to be in good agreement with the experiments performed in nonoriented low carbon steel and 3% FeSi laminations.

  4. Protein response to external electric fields: Relaxation, hysteresis, and echo

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    Xu, D.; Phillips, J.C.; Schulten, K.

    1996-07-18

    Dipole moments induced in proteins by external electric fields are studied by molecular dynamics simulations and described in terms of analytical models based on ensembles of Langevin oscillators and Fokker-Planck equations. We investigate through simulations of the protein bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor (BPTI) (1) the distribution p(M) of dipole moments as well as the dipole moment autocorrelation function C{sub M,M}(t) at thermal equilibrium, (2) the dielectric constant {epsilon}, (3) the dipole moment {Delta}M(t) induced by cyclic (piecewise linear or sinusoidally periodic in time) spatially homogeneous fields, demonstrating significant hysteresis behavior, and (4) the dipolar responce to a constant homogeneous field applied for about a picosecond. Through a comparison between an analytical model and simulations, we show that the dipolar response (4) can be described by a relaxation characterized by C{sub M,M}(t) in addition to a significant pulse-shaped component, termed the dipole echo. The hysteresis behaviour (3) under a weak external field is related to the equilibrium properties p(M), C{sub M,M}(t), and {epsilon}. In the case of electric fields arising through charge displacements in proteins, e.g., through electronic excitation or photoinduced electron transfer, concomitant dipolar responses in real proteins should resemble those reported here and should be observed by means of sub-picosecond spectroscopy. 53 refs., 17 figs.

  5. A high-performance angular speed measurement method based on adaptive hysteresis switching techniques

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    Huang, Haiming; Chou, Wusheng; Zhang, Zuojiang

    2015-12-01

    The high-performance measurement of angular speed (AS) is an essential requirement for achieving the high accuracy of machine control and monitoring. This paper proposes a new adaptive AS measurement system, which minimizes AS errors and fluctuations from conventional AS methods in a wide range of AS measurement. Unlike the conventional switches used previously, the system is composed of two layers of hysteresis switches, hereinafter referred to as the inner and outer hysteresis switch, respectively, to count pulses from an optical encoder adaptively. To highlight the key techniques used, the system is named as a hysteresis switch-based adaptation AS measurement (HS-AASM). The proposed method is designed and implemented based on a cost-effective TMS320F28335 digital signal controller (DSC). The performance analyses and experimental verifications show that the HS-AASM method outperforms the existing methods.

  6. Magnetic hysteresis, compensation behaviors, and phase diagrams of bilayer honeycomb lattices

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    Ersin, Kantar

    2015-10-01

    Magnetic behaviors of the Ising system with bilayer honeycomb lattice (BHL) structure are studied by using the effective-field theory (EFT) with correlations. The effects of the interaction parameters on the magnetic properties of the system such as the hysteresis and compensation behaviors as well as phase diagrams are investigated. Moreover, when the hysteresis behaviors of the system are examined, single and double hysteresis loops are observed for various values of the interaction parameters. We obtain the L-, Q-, P-, and S-type compensation behaviors in the system. We also observe that the phase diagrams only exhibit the second-order phase transition. Hence, the system does not show the tricritical point (TCP).

  7. Hysteresis compensation and trajectory preshaping for piezoactuators in scanning applications

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    Liu, Yanfang; Shan, Jinjun; Gabbert, Ulrich; Qi, Naiming

    2014-01-01

    This paper focuses on the dynamics and control of piezoactuators (PEAs) for high-speed large-range scanning applications. Firstly, the nonlinear hysteresis is modeled by using a modified Maxwell resistive capacitor (MRC) model. Secondly, an inverse-based feedforward controller is proposed for this application with hysteresis compensation. Then, the scanning trajectories are preshaped by treating the hysteresis-compensated PEA as a linear system. Finally, experiments are conducted to verify the effectiveness of the proposed approaches.

  8. Method and apparatus for sub-hysteresis discrimination

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    De Geronimo, Gianluigi

    2015-12-29

    Embodiments of comparator circuits are disclosed. A comparator circuit may include a differential input circuit, an output circuit, a positive feedback circuit operably coupled between the differential input circuit and the output circuit, and a hysteresis control circuit operably coupled with the positive feedback circuit. The hysteresis control circuit includes a switching device and a transistor. The comparator circuit provides sub-hysteresis discrimination and high speed discrimination.

  9. Percolation and hysteresis in macroscopic capillarity

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    Hilfer, Rudolf

    2010-05-01

    The concepts of relative permeability and capillary pressure are crucial for the accepted traditional theory of two phase flow in porous media. Recently a theoretical approach was introduced that does not require these concepts as input [1][2][3]. Instead it was based on the concept of hydraulic percolation of fluid phases. The presentation will describe this novel approach. It allows to simulate processes with simultaneous occurence of drainage and imbibition. Furthermore, it predicts residual saturations and their spatiotemporal changes during two phase immiscible displacement [1][2][3][4][5]. [1] R. Hilfer. Capillary Pressure, Hysteresis and Residual Saturation in Porous Media, Physica A, vol. 359, pp. 119, 2006. [2] R. Hilfer. Macroscopic Capillarity and Hysteresis for Flow in Porous Media, Physical Review E, vol. 73, pp. 016307, 2006. [3] R. Hilfer. Macroscopic capillarity without a constitutive capillary pressure function, Physica A, vol. 371, pp. 209, 2006. [4] R. Hilfer. Modeling and Simulation of Macrocapillarity, in: P. Garrido et al. (eds.) Modeling and Simulation of Materials vol. CP1091, pp. 141, American Institute of Physcis, New York, 2009. [5] R. Hilfer and F. Doster. Percolation as a basic concept for macroscopic capillarity, Transport in Porous Media, DOI 10.1007/s11242-009-9395-0, in print, 2009.

  10. Simulation of magnetic hysteresis loops and magnetic Barkhausen noise of α-iron containing nonmagnetic particles

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    Li, Yi; Xu, Ben; Hu, Shenyang Y.; Li, Yulan; Li, Qiulin; Liu, Wei

    2015-09-25

    Hysteresis loops and Magnetic Barkhausen Noise in a single crystal α-iron containing a nonmagnetic particle were simulated based on the Laudau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation. The analyses of domain morphologies and hysteresis loops show that reversal magnetization process is control by nucleation of reversed domains at nonmagnetic particle when the particle size reaches a particle value. In such a situation, the value of nucleation field is determined by the size of nonmagnetic particles, and moreover, coercive field and Magnetic Barkhausen Noise signal are strongly affected by the nucleation field of reversed domains.

  11. Hysteresis behaviors of a spin-1 anisotropic Heisenberg model

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    Ak?nc?, mit

    2016-01-01

    The hysteresis behaviors of anisotropic S-1 Heisenberg model have been studied within the effective field theory with two spin cluster. After giving the phase diagrams, the effect of the crystal field and anisotropy in the exchange interaction on the hysteresis loops has been determined. One important finding is the observation of double hysteresis loops in the low temperature and negative crystal field region. Double hysteresis loops disappear as the exchange anisotropy decreases. This behavior has been investigated carefully and physical explanation has also been given briefly.

  12. Influence of hysteresis on groundwater wave dynamics in an unconfined aquifer with a sloping boundary

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    Shoushtari, Seyed Mohammad Hossein Jazayeri; Cartwright, Nick; Perrochet, Pierre; Nielsen, Peter

    2015-12-01

    In this paper, the influence of hysteresis on water table dynamics in an unconfined aquifer was examined using a numerical model to solve Richards' unsaturated flow equation. The model was subject to simple harmonic forcing across a sloping boundary with a seepage face boundary condition. Time series from both hysteretic and non-hysteretic models were subject to harmonic analysis to extract the amplitude and phase profiles for comparison with existing sand flume data (Cartwright et al., 2004). The results from both model types show good agreement with the data indicating no influence of hysteresis at the oscillation period examined (T = 348 s). The models were then used to perform a parametric study to examine the relationship between oscillation period and hysteresis effects with periods ranging from 3 min to 180 min. At short oscillation periods, (T ≈ 180 s) the effects of hysteresis were negligible with both models providing similar results. As the oscillation period increased, the hysteretic model showed less amplitude damping than the non-hysteretic model. For periods greater than T = 60 min, the phase lag in the non-hysteretic model is greater than for the hysteretic one. For periods less than T = 60 min this trend is reversed and the hysteretic model produced a greater phase lag than the non-hysteretic model. These findings suggest that consideration of hysteresis dynamics in Richards' equation models has no influence on water table wave dispersion for short period forcing such as waves (T ≈ 10 s) whereas for long period forcing such as tides (T ≈ 12.25 h) or storm surges (T ≈ days) hysteresis dynamics should be taken into account.

  13. Experimental comparison of rate-dependent hysteresis models in characterizing and compensating hysteresis of piezoelectric tube actuators

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    Aljanaideh, Omar; Habineza, Didace; Rakotondrabe, Micky; Al Janaideh, Mohammad

    2016-04-01

    An experimental study has been carried out to characterize rate-dependent hysteresis of a piezoelectric tube actuator at different excitation frequencies. The experimental measurements were followed by modeling and compensation of the hysteresis nonlinearities of the piezoelectric tube actuator using both the inverse rate-dependent Prandtl-Ishlinskii model (RDPI) and inverse rate-independent Prandtl-Ishlinskii model (RIPI) coupled with a controller. The comparison of hysteresis modeling and compensation of the actuator with both models is presented.

  14. Hysteresis and the length dependence of calcium sensitivity in chemically skinned rat cardiac muscle.

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    Harrison, S M; Lamont, C; Miller, D J

    1988-01-01

    1. The relationship between pCa (-log10[Ca2+]) and steady-state isometric tension has been investigated in saponin- or Triton-treated (chemically 'skinned') cardiac muscle of rat. 2. Hysteresis exists in the relationship such that the muscle is less sensitive to Ca2+ during increasing activation (as [Ca2+] is stepped upward) than during reducing activation (as [Ca2+] is stepped downward). 3. The extent of the hysteresis is insensitive to interventions that increase overall calcium sensitivity by chemical means, such as caffeine, carnosine or increased pH. 4. The extent of the hysteresis is sensitive to sarcomere length. The phenomenon is virtually absent above sarcomere lengths of about 2.2-2.3 microns but becomes progressively greater at shorter sarcomere lengths. 5. The effect of sarcomere length on calcium sensitivity is restricted to the upward-going (increasing activation) part of the pCa-tension loop below 2.2 microns. The downward-going (decreasing activation) part of the hysteretic relationship is virtually unaffected by sarcomere length up to 2.2 microns. 6. Significant alterations in sarcomere length do not occur during tension development in the experiments described here: the phenomenon is not attributable to experimental artifacts of this kind. 7. Hysteresis develops sufficiently rapidly to be consistent with a physiological relevance during the normal heart beat. 8. The effects of sarcomere length show that the phenomenon is not due to force per se since, for example, greater peak force produces less hysteresis as sarcomere length is increased towards 2.2 microns. 9. Tonicity increase (by high-molecular-weight dextran), which shrinks the myofilament lattice, increases calcium sensitivity but reduces the effect of sarcomere length on calcium sensitivity. 10. The results suggest that lattice shrinkage is the mechanism which accounts for hysteresis in, and the sarcomere length dependence of, calcium sensitivity in cardiac muscle. Images Fig. 1 Fig. 11 PMID:3171985

  15. "The Show"

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    Gehring, John

    2004-01-01

    For the past 16 years, the blue-collar city of Huntington, West Virginia, has rolled out the red carpet to welcome young wrestlers and their families as old friends. They have come to town chasing the same dream for a spot in what many of them call "The Show". For three days, under the lights of an arena packed with 5,000 fans, the state's best

  16. Hysteresis of misaligned hard-soft grains

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    Wan, X. L.; Zhao, G. P.; Zhang, X. F.; Xia, J.; Zhang, X. C.; Morvan, F. J.

    2016-01-01

    The demagnetization process in hard/soft multilayer systems has been investigated systematically within a self-contained micromagnetic model when a deviation angle ? between the easy axis and the applied field exists. Hysteresis loops, spin distributions and energy products have been calculated with a finite hard layer thickness th. Both remanence and coercivity of the multilayer system decrease as ? increases, leading to a significant decrease of the maximum energy product. A 30 deviation of the easy axis could result in a drop of the maximum energy product by more than 60%, which offers a possible explanation on the large discrepancy between the experimental and theoretical energy products. The effect of the finite hard layer thickness on the demagnetization process is important, which can only be ignored when th is large enough.

  17. Thermal hysteresis behaviors of thermoelectric properties

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    Iwasaki, Hideo

    2014-12-01

    Thermoelectric behaviors for the thermal cycles between room and high temperatures are investigated in (Bi,Sb)2Te3 and Bi2S3. Because the reliability and reproducibility of the data against repeated heating are required, the Harman method is adopted to evaluate the figure of merit, ZT, in which only electrical contacts are needed. The electrical contacts are made by the spot welding method using a simple and low-power machine made in our laboratory to avoid damage to the samples. Thermoelectric properties are changed by repeating thermal cycles, though their rate of change is not always very high and is material dependent. The carrier number dominantly contributes to the thermal hysteresis of the thermoelectric properties upon the repetition of the thermal cycles, which actually affects the sample as an annealing effect. It is pointed out that changes in thermoelectric properties upon the repetition of the thermal cycles should be examined beforehand in practical applications.

  18. Windmill speed limiting system utilizing hysteresis

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    Barnes, D.R.

    1983-02-22

    A windmill speed limiting device is provided to prevent the windmill blades from going too fast during conditions of heavy winds. In order to slow down the windmill blades, the tips of the blades are turned relative to the main blade portion at high speeds. After the tips are turned, the windmill blade must return to a safe speed before the tips are returned to their normal position. A hysteresis effect by which the tip portions are rotated to their normal angular position in alignment with the main blade portion is implemented by means of a cam track, a pivot point below the center of the blade and a central spring loaded drum to which each of the blades are connected.

  19. A Hysteresis Model for Piezoceramic Materials

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    Smith, Ralph C.; Ounaies, Zoubeida

    1999-01-01

    This paper addresses the modeling of nonlinear constitutive relations and hysteresis inherent to piezoceramic materials at moderate to high drive levels. Such models are, necessary to realize the, full potential of the materials in high performance control applications, and a necessary prerequisite is the development of techniques which permit control implementation. The approach employed here is based on the qualification of reversible and irreversible domain wall motion in response to applied electric fields. A comparison with experimental data illustrates that because the resulting ODE model is physics-based, it can be employed for both characterization and prediction of polarization levels throughout the range of actuator operation. Finally, the ODE formulation is amenable to inversion which facilitates the development of an inverse compensator for linear control design.

  20. There and (Slowly) Back Again: Entropy-Driven Hysteresis in a Model of DNA Overstretching

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    Whitelam, Stephen; Pronk, Sander; Geissler, Phillip L.

    2008-01-01

    When pulled along its axis, double-stranded DNA elongates abruptly at a force of ?65 pN. Two physical pictures have been developed to describe this overstretched state. The first proposes that strong forces induce a phase transition to a molten state consisting of unhybridized single strands. The second picture introduces an elongated hybridized phase called S-DNA. Little thermodynamic evidence exists to discriminate directly between these competing pictures. Here we show that within a microscopic model of DNA we can distinguish between the dynamics associated with each. In experiment, considerable hysteresis in a cycle of stretching and shortening develops as temperature is increased. Since there are few possible causes of hysteresis in a system whose extent is appreciable in only one dimension, such behavior offers a discriminating test of the two pictures of overstretching. Most experiments are performed upon nicked DNA, permitting the detachment (unpeeling) of strands. We show that the long-wavelength progression of the unpeeled front generates hysteresis, the character of which agrees with experiment only if we assume the existence of S-DNA. We also show that internal melting can generate hysteresis, the degree of which depends upon the nonextensive loop entropy of single-stranded DNA. PMID:17981894

  1. Bistability threshold inside hysteresis loop of nonlinear fiber Bragg gratings.

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    Yosia, Yosia; Ping, Shum; Chao, Lu

    2005-06-27

    We show the Cross Phase Modulation (XPM) effect between CW probe that operates in bistability region and strong Gaussian pump in a Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) by Implicit 4th Order Runge-Kutta Method. The XPM effect results in three unique nonlinear switching behaviors of the probe transmission depending on the pump peak intensity and its Full Width Half Maximum (FWHM) value. From this observation, we offer the FBG three potential nonlinear switching applications in all-optical signal processing domain as: a step-up all-optical switching, an all-optical inverter, and an all-optical limiter. The bistability threshold that determines the nonlinear switching behaviors of probe transmission after Gaussian pump injection is defined numerically and shown to be equivalent to the unstable state inside hysteresis loop. PMID:19498502

  2. Hysteresis free carbon nanotube thin film transistors comprising hydrophobic dielectrics

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    Lefebvre, J.; Ding, J.; Li, Z.; Cheng, F.; Du, N.; Malenfant, P. R. L.

    2015-12-01

    We present two examples of carbon nanotube network thin film transistors with strongly hydrophobic dielectrics comprising either Teflon-AF or a poly(vinylphenol)/poly(methyl silsesquioxane) (PVP/pMSSQ) blend. In the absence of encapsulation, bottom gated transistors in air ambient show no hysteresis between forward and reverse gate sweep direction. Device threshold gate voltage and On-current present excellent time dependent stability even under dielectric stress. Furthermore, threshold gate voltage for hole conduction is negative upon device encapsulation with PVP/pMSSQ enabling much improved current On/Off ratio at 0 V. This work addresses two major challenges impeding solution based fabrication of relevant thin film transistors with printable single-walled carbon nanotube channels.

  3. Pressure effect on hysteresis in spin-crossover solid materials

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    Gudyma, Iurii; Ivashko, Victor; Dimian, Mihai

    2016-04-01

    A generalized microscopic Ising-like model is proposed to describe behavior of compressible spin-crossover solids with two states: low-spin and high-spin. The model was solved in mean-field approximation and shows hysteretic behavior at low energy difference between the states. We study the thermal transition between states under external hydrostatic pressure taking into account the changes in the volume of spin-crossover molecules in different states. Depending on the applied pressure, a spin-crossover system can have three types of behavior of molecular fraction in the high-spin state: hysteretic, second-order phase transition and no-phase transition. For the hysteretic regime, it is shown that the transition temperature under pressure is increased while the width of the hysteresis reduced.

  4. A new index to quantify hysteresis at the runoff event timescale

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    Zuecco, Giulia; Penna, Daniele; van Meerveld, Ilja; Borga, Marco

    2015-04-01

    Hysteresis is a non-linear loop-like behavior that is common in natural systems. Hysteresis is common in the relation between streamflow and a number of other hydrologic variables, e.g., groundwater levels, soil moisture, extent of the saturated area, and sediment and solute concentrations. Analysis of these hysteretic patterns at the event time scale can lead to a better understanding of the processes underlying the catchment hydrological response. Hysteretic patterns can also be used for model calibration and testing. Several indexes have been developed to analyze hysteresis and quantify the direction and the extent of the loops, particularly to determine hysteresis in the relation between sediment concentrations and runoff. However, they typically suffer from a degree of subjectivity, do not take into account complex hysteretic patterns and are therefore not always applicable to describe other hysteretic relations as well. Therefore, we present a new versatile index for the quantification of a wide range hysteretic loops between hydrological variables at the runoff event timescale and test the sensitivity of the index to the temporal resolution of the measurement data and measurement errors. The conceptual development of the new hysteresis index is based on i) a normalization to compare hysteretic loops at different space- and timescales, and ii) the computation of the slopes of segments connecting the initial state to observations of the independent variable. The index provides information on the direction, the extent and the shape of the hysteretic loops. The index was tested with hydrological data from three experimental catchments in Northern Italy. Hysteretic relations between streamflow (the independent variable) and four different dependent variables (soil moisture, groundwater level, isotopic composition of stream water and electrical conductivity of stream water) were correctly identified and quantified by the index. The objective quantification of hysteresis by the index allowed for the robust classification of hysteresis in datasets and thus to determine differences in hydrological responses for different events. The index also captured the switch in the direction of the hysteretic relation between soil moisture and streamflow with changes in event size and antecedent wetness conditions well. Finally, the sensitivity analyses showed that the index was little affected by the temporal resolution of the measurements and random errors in the input data. Keywords: hysteresis index; hysteretic loops; streamflow; soil moisture; seasonal dynamics; sensitivity analysis

  5. Proximity effect induced magnetoresistance hysteresis loops in a topological insulator/YIG heterostructure

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    Montazeri, Mohammad; Lang, Murong; Onbasli, Mehmet C.; Kou, Xufeng; He, Liang; Ross, Caroline A.; Wang, Kang L.

    2014-03-01

    We experimentally demonstrate the proximity effect induced hysteretic magnetoresistance in an 8 quintuple layers of Bi2Se3 films grown on Gallium Gadolinium Garnet (GGG) (111) substrates with a 50 nm Yttrium Iron Garnet (YIG) buffer layer by molecular beam epitaxy. With in-plane and out-of-plane magnetic field, square wave shaped and butterfly shaped resistance hysteresis loops can be observed up to 25 K, respectively. The relationship between the hysteretic MR curves and the magnetic switching of the YIG will be discussed in the context of a proximity effect between the YIG and the TI.

  6. A theory of double hysteresis for ferroelectric crystals

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    Srivastava, N.; Weng, G. J.

    2006-03-01

    A ferroelectric crystal is known to exhibit the usual single hysteresis below its Curie point TC, but above this temperature its electric displacement D versus electric field E plot tends to form double loops. We first point out that there is a fundamental difference in the formation of double loops from the single one: the single loop is formed solely by polar reorientation, but in the double loops the right branch of its upper loop is formed by phase transition and only the left branch is formed by polar reorientation (the process is reversed for the lower loop). In this study we take the view that both cubic-->tetragonal phase transition and the polar reorientation of ferroelectric domain are thermodynamics-driving process and use this concept to develop a micromechanics-based thermodynamic model to simulate the double hysteresis behavior of the crystal. We first derive the thermodynamic driving force for both spontaneous polarization and domain switch at a given level of temperature, stress, electric field, and new domain concentration c1 and then establish the kinetic equations for domain growth. A dual-phase homogenization theory is then introduced to calculate the overall electric displacement and mechanical strain of the crystal. This approach differs from the classical Landau-Ginzburg-Devonshire theory in at least two significant aspects: (i) it is developed with a micromechanics-based thermodynamics principle, and (ii) it can provide the evolution of new domain concentration. The developed theory is applied to a BaTiO3 crystal. The calculated results show a single loop below its TC and double loops above it but with a diminishing width at higher temperature. Furthermore, the longitudinal strain ? vs E loop is found to exhibit the usual butterfly-shape relation below TC, but above it the loop shows a new, overlapping double-well picture. Good agreement with available test data is also observed.

  7. Feedforward Controller of Ill-Conditioned Hysteresis Using Singularity-Free Prandtl-Ishlinskii Model.

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    Tan, U-Xuan; Latt, Win Tun; Shee, Cheng Yap; Riviere, Cameron N; Ang, Wei Tech

    2009-10-01

    Piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, and shape memory alloy actuators are gaining importance in high-frequency precision applications constrained by space. Their intrinsic hysteretic behavior makes control difficult. The Prandtl-Ishlinskii (PI) operator can model hysteresis well, albeit a major inadequacy: the inverse operator does not exist when the hysteretic curve gradient is not positive definite, i.e., ill condition occurs when slope is negative. An inevitable tradeoff between modeling accuracy and inversion stability exists. The hysteretic modeling improves with increasing number of play operators. But as the piecewise continuous interval of each operator reduces, the model tends to be ill-conditioned, especially at the turning points. Similar ill-conditioned situation arises when these actuators move heavy loads or operate at high frequency. This paper proposes an extended PI operator to map hysteresis to a domain where inversion is well behaved. The inverse weights are then evaluated to determine the inverse hysteresis model for the feedforward controller. For illustration purpose, a piezoelectric actuator is used. PMID:19936032

  8. Feedforward Controller of Ill-Conditioned Hysteresis Using Singularity-Free PrandtlIshlinskii Model

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    Tan, U-Xuan; Latt, Win Tun; Shee, Cheng Yap; Riviere, Cameron N.; Ang, Wei Tech

    2009-01-01

    Piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, and shape memory alloy actuators are gaining importance in high-frequency precision applications constrained by space. Their intrinsic hysteretic behavior makes control difficult. The PrandtlIshlinskii (PI) operator can model hysteresis well, albeit a major inadequacy: the inverse operator does not exist when the hysteretic curve gradient is not positive definite, i.e., ill condition occurs when slope is negative. An inevitable tradeoff between modeling accuracy and inversion stability exists. The hysteretic modeling improves with increasing number of play operators. But as the piecewise continuous interval of each operator reduces, the model tends to be ill-conditioned, especially at the turning points. Similar ill-conditioned situation arises when these actuators move heavy loads or operate at high frequency. This paper proposes an extended PI operator to map hysteresis to a domain where inversion is well behaved. The inverse weights are then evaluated to determine the inverse hysteresis model for the feedforward controller. For illustration purpose, a piezoelectric actuator is used. PMID:19936032

  9. Discharge mode transition and hysteresis in inductively coupled plasma

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    Lee, Hyo-Chang; Kim, Dong-Hwan; Chung, Chin-Wook

    2013-06-01

    Experimental verification of the discharge mode transition and the hysteresis by considering matching circuit is investigated in inductively coupled plasma using measurements of the plasma density and the power absorption to the plasma. At an argon gas pressure of 100 mTorr where the hysteresis loop of the plasma density had been observed in some previous experiments, there is no hysteresis loop against either the input power or the absorbed power delivered via an automatic impedance matching network. At a higher gas pressure of 350 mTorr, however, the hysteresis loop is clearly seen as functions of both the absorbed power and the input power. This result suggests that the observed hysteresis is due to not only the matching effect but also the nonlinearity of the plasma during capacitive (E) to inductive (H) and H to E heating mode transitions.

  10. Hysteresis Compensation for a Piezo Deformable Mirror - Poster Paper

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    Song, H.; Fraanje, R.; Schitter, G.; Verhaegen, M.; Vdovin, G.

    2008-01-01

    The field of adaptive optics (AO) has received rapidly increasing attention in recent years, the intrinsic hysteresis of the piezo deformable mirror (DM) imposes a limit in the accuracy when the stroke of the piezo-actuator is on the order of micrometers. This contribution discusses the hysteresis compensation of a piezo DM by an inverse Preisach hysteresis model. The inverse Preisach hysteresis model is identified from the measured input-output data with a neural network and with a hinging hyperplane based approach. Experimental results demonstrate that hysteresis of the piezo-actuator can be reduced from 20% to about 6% and 9% by the neural network and by the hinging hyperplanes, respectively.

  11. ST/HR hysteresis: exercise and recovery phase ST depression/heart rate analysis of the exercise ECG.

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    Lehtinen, R

    1999-01-01

    ST segment depression/heart rate (ST/HR) hysteresis is a recently introduced novel computer method for integrating the exercise and recovery phase ST/HR analysis for improved detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). It is a continuous diagnostic variable that extracts the prevailing direction and average magnitude of the hysteresis in ST depression against HR during the first 3 consecutive minutes of postexercise recovery. This article reviews the development and evaluation of this new method in a clinical population of 347 patients referred for a routine bicycle exercise electrocardiographic (ECG) test at Tampere University Hospital, Finland. Of these patients, 127 had angiographically proven CAD, whereas 13 had no CAD according to angiography, 18 had no perfusion defect according to Tc-99m-sestamibi myocardial imaging and single photon emission computed tomography, and 189 were clinically normal with respect to cardiac diseases. For each patient, the values for ST/HR hysteresis, ST/HR index, end-exercise ST depression, and recovery ST depression were determined for each lead of the Mason-Likar modification of the standard 12-lead exercise ECG and maximum value from the lead system (aVL, aVR, and V1 excluded). The area under the receiver operating characteristics curve (ie, the discriminative capacity) of the ST/HR hysteresis was 89%, which was significantly larger than that of the end-exercise ST depression (76%, P < .0001), recovery ST depression (84%, P = .0063) or ST/HR index (83%, P = .0023), indicating the best diagnostic performance of the ST/HR hysteresis in detection of CAD regardless of the partition value selection. Furthermore, the superior diagnostic performance of the method was relatively insensitive to the ST segment measurement point or to the ECG lead selection. These results suggest that the ST/HR hysteresis improves the clinical utility of the exercise ECG test in detection of CAD. PMID:10688326

  12. Understanding the Hysteresis Loop Conundrum in Pharmacokinetic / Pharmacodynamic Relationships

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    Louizos, Christopher; Yez, Jaime A.; Forrest, Laird; Davies, Neal M.

    2015-01-01

    Hysteresis loops are phenomena that sometimes are encountered in the analysis of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic relationships spanning from pre-clinical to clinical studies. When hysteresis occurs it provides insight into the complexity of drug action and disposition that can be encountered. Hysteresis loops suggest that the relationship between drug concentration and the effect being measured is not a simple direct relationship, but may have an inherent time delay and disequilibrium, which may be the result of metabolites, the consequence of changes in pharmacodynamics or the use of a non-specific assay or may involve an indirect relationship. Counter-clockwise hysteresis has been generally defined as the process in which effect can increase with time for a given drug concentration, while in the case of clockwise hysteresis the measured effect decreases with time for a given drug concentration. Hysteresis loops can occur as a consequence of a number of different pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic mechanisms including tolerance, distributional delay, feedback regulation, input and output rate changes, agonistic or antagonistic active metabolites, uptake into active site, slow receptor kinetics, delayed or modified activity, time-dependent protein binding and the use of racemic drugs among other factors. In this review, each of these various causes of hysteresis loops are discussed, with incorporation of relevant examples of drugs demonstrating these relationships for illustrative purposes. Furthermore, the effect that pharmaceutical formulation has on the occurrence and potential change in direction of the hysteresis loop, and the major pharmacokinetic / pharmacodynamic modeling approaches utilized to collapse and model hysteresis are detailed. PMID:24735761

  13. Experiments on sorption hysteresis of desiccant materials

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    Pesaran, A.; Zangrando, F.

    1984-08-01

    Solid desiccant cooling systems take advantage of solar energy for air conditioning. The process involves passing air through a desiccant bed for drying and subsequent evaporative cooling to provide the air conditioning. The desiccant is then regenerated with hot air provided by a gas burner or solar collectors. This performance is limited by the capacity of the desiccant, its sorption properties, and the long-term stability of the desiccant material under cyclic operation conditions. Therefore, we have developed a versatile test facility to measure the sorption properties of candidate solid desiccant materials under dynamic conditions, under different geometrical configurations, and under a broad range of process air stream conditions, characteristic of desiccant dehumidifer operation. We identified a dependence of the sorption processes on air velocity and the test cell aspect ratio and the dynamic hysteresis between adsorption and desorption processes. These experiments were geared to provide data on the dynamic performance of silica gel in a parallel-passage configuration to prepare for tests with a rotary dehumidifier that will be conducted at SERI in late FY 1984. We also recommend improving the accuracy of the isotopic perturbation technique.

  14. Hysteresis and transition in swirling nonpremixed flames

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    Tummers, M.J.; Huebner, A.W.; van Veen, E.H.; Hanjalic, K.; van der Meer, T.H.

    2009-02-15

    Strongly swirling nonpremixed flames are known to exhibit a hysteresis when transiting from an attached long, sooty, yellow flame to a short lifted blue flame, and vice versa. The upward transition (by increasing the air and fuel flow rates) corresponds to a vortex breakdown, i.e. an abrupt change from an attached swirling flame (unidirectional or with a weak bluff-body recirculation), to a lifted flame with a strong toroidal vortex occupying the bulk of the flame. Despite dramatic differences in their structures, mixing intensities and combustion performance, both flame types can be realised at identical flow rates, equivalence ratio and swirl intensity. We report here on comprehensive investigations of the two flame regimes at the same conditions in a well-controlled experiment in which the swirl was generated by the rotating outer pipe of the annular burner air passage. Fluid velocity measured with PIV (particle image velocimetry), the qualitative detection of reaction zones from OH PLIF (planar laser-induced fluorescence) and the temperature measured by CARS (coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy) revealed major differences in vortical structures, turbulence, mixing and reaction intensities in the two flames. We discuss the transition mechanism and arguments for the improved mixing, compact size and a broader stability range of the blue flame in comparison to the long yellow flame. (author)

  15. Comparison of growth curve parameters of organs and body components in meat- (Coturnix coturnix coturnix) and laying-type (Coturnix coturnix japonica) quail show interactions between gender and genotype.

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    Grieser, D O; Marcato, S M; Furlan, A C; Zancanela, V; Ton, A P S; Batista, E; Perine, T P; Pozza, P C; Sakomura, N K

    2015-01-01

    1. The objective of this study was to estimate growth parameters of carcass components (wing, thighs and drumsticks, back and breast) and organs (heart, liver, gizzard and gut) in males and females of one meat-type quail strain (Coturnix coturnix coturnix) and two laying strains (Coturnix coturnix japonica) designated either yellow or red. 2. A total of 1350 quail from 1 to 42 d old were distributed in a completely randomised design, with 5 replicates of each strain. The carcass component weights and body organs were analysed weekly and evaluated using the Gompertz function; growth rates were evaluated through derivative equations. 3. The meat-type strain presented the highest growth rates in carcass components and organs. Across strains, females showed the highest weight of internal organs at maturity compared to males. 4. Females had greater growth potential in breast, wings and back than males for both yellow and red laying quail. PMID:25490970

  16. Hysteresis and precession of a swirling jet normal to a wall

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    Shtern, V.; Mi, J.

    2004-01-01

    Interaction of a swirling jet with a no-slip surface has striking features of fundamental and practical interest. Different flow states and transitions among them occur at the same conditions in combustors, vortex tubes, and tornadoes. The jet axis can undergo precession and bending in combustors; this precession enhances large-scale mixing and reduces emissions of NOx. To explore the mechanisms of these phenomena, we address conically similar swirling jets normal to a wall. In addition to the Serrin model of tornadolike flows, a new model is developed where the flow is singularity free on the axis. New analytical and numerical solutions of the Navier Stokes equations explain occurrence of multiple states and show that hysteresis is a common feature of wall-normal vortices or swirling jets no matter where sources of motion are located. Then we study the jet stability with the aid of a new approach accounting for deceleration and nonparallelism of the base flow. An appropriate transformation of variables reduces the stability problem for this strongly nonparallel flow to a set of ordinary differential equations. A particular flow whose stability is studied in detail is a half-line vortex normal to a rigid planea model of a tornado and of a swirling jet issuing from a nozzle in a combustor. Helical counter-rotating disturbances appear to be first growing as Reynolds number increases. Disturbance frequency changes its sign along the neutral curve while the wave number remains positive. Short disturbance waves propagate downstream and long waves propagate upstream. This helical instability causes bending of the vortex axis and its precessionthe effects observed in technological flows and in tornadoes.

  17. Hysteresis and precession of a swirling jet normal to a wall.

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    Shtern, V; Mi, J

    2004-01-01

    Interaction of a swirling jet with a no-slip surface has striking features of fundamental and practical interest. Different flow states and transitions among them occur at the same conditions in combustors, vortex tubes, and tornadoes. The jet axis can undergo precession and bending in combustors; this precession enhances large-scale mixing and reduces emissions of NOx. To explore the mechanisms of these phenomena, we address conically similar swirling jets normal to a wall. In addition to the Serrin model of tornadolike flows, a new model is developed where the flow is singularity free on the axis. New analytical and numerical solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations explain occurrence of multiple states and show that hysteresis is a common feature of wall-normal vortices or swirling jets no matter where sources of motion are located. Then we study the jet stability with the aid of a new approach accounting for deceleration and nonparallelism of the base flow. An appropriate transformation of variables reduces the stability problem for this strongly nonparallel flow to a set of ordinary differential equations. A particular flow whose stability is studied in detail is a half-line vortex normal to a rigid plane-a model of a tornado and of a swirling jet issuing from a nozzle in a combustor. Helical counter-rotating disturbances appear to be first growing as Reynolds number increases. Disturbance frequency changes its sign along the neutral curve while the wave number remains positive. Short disturbance waves propagate downstream and long waves propagate upstream. This helical instability causes bending of the vortex axis and its precession-the effects observed in technological flows and in tornadoes. PMID:14995717

  18. Static measurements of slender delta wing rolling moment hysteresis

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    Katz, Joseph; Levin, Daniel

    1991-01-01

    Slender delta wing planforms are susceptible to self-induced roll oscillations due to aerodynamic hysteresis during the limit cycle roll oscillation. Test results are presented which clearly establish that the static rolling moment hysteresis has a damping character; hysteresis tends to be greater when, due to either wing roll or side slip, the vortex burst moves back and forth over the wing trailing edge. These data are an indirect indication of the damping role of the vortex burst during limit cycle roll oscillations.

  19. Adaptive feed-forward hysteresis compensation for piezoelectric actuators.

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    Eielsen, Arnfinn Aas; Gravdahl, Jan Tommy; Pettersen, Kristin Y

    2012-08-01

    Piezoelectric actuators are often employed for high-resolution positioning tasks. Hysteresis and creep nonlinearities inherent in such actuators deteriorate positioning accuracy. An online adaptive nonlinear hysteresis compensation scheme for the case of symmetric hysteretic responses and certain periodic reference trajectories is presented. The method has low complexity and is well suited for real-time implementation. Experimental results are presented in order to verify the method, and it is seen that the error due to hysteresis is reduced by more than 90% compared to when assuming a linear response. PMID:22938325

  20. Pore-scale mechanisms for hysteresis in capillary-dominated drainage and imbibition (Invited)

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    Sheppard, A.; Wildenschild, D.; Andersson, L.; Herring, A. L.

    2013-12-01

    Understanding the flow of two immiscible fluid phases through the pore space of rocks and soils is a complex problem involving fluid dynamics, surface science and geometry. Invariably one fluid, usually water, preferentially coats the solid surface. Of major interest, and a significant challenge for multiphase fluid modelling, is the fact that the flow displays hysteresis: the measured difference in pressure between fluids (the capillary pressure) is higher when the water is draining out than when it is imbibing back in. One consequence of this hysteresis include capillary trapping, of relevance to waterflooding oil recovery and geosequestration of CO2. While several models have attempted with mixed success to capture this hysteresis at the macro-scale, no consensus yet exists on its pore-scale causes. The current work makes use of X-ray micro-tomography (MCT) data to help identify resolve this question. We first enumerate the different mechanisms that have been proposed in the literature for this hysteresis. We break these mechanisms into two categories: local mechanisms that may occur inside a single geometric feature (such as a pore or throat) and those that may only be observed within some sort of labyrinth. Local mechanisms include contact angle hysteresis (induced by surface, chemistry surface roughness and/or interface pinning), the ink-bottle effect and geometric bistability associated with the stability of both main terminal menisci and arc menisci in a constrictive pore space element. The nonlocal mechanisms are fluid trapping (possible for both wetting and nonwetting fluids) and structure hysteresis arising from heterogeneity in the pore system. Our results arise from the analysis of imaging experiments in which water was successively imbibed into and drained from small samples of Bentheimer sandstone and unconsolidated grain packs. The experiment were conducted at both synchrotron and laboratory X-ray MCT facilities, with both imaging setups having sufficient resolution to show the distribution of the two fluid phases throughout the material while also capturing fluid menisci in individual pores. We apply a range of topological and geometric analyses to these images, most notably the calculation of Betti numbers, interfacial area and interfacial curvature, to quantify the differences in fluid configurations during imbibition and drainage. While our results suggest that geometric bistability may be the primary cause for hysteresis in these particular experiments, we discuss the significance of our results and suggest that far more work is needed before definitive conclusions can be drawn.

  1. Curves and Their Properties.

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    Yates, Robert C.

    This volume, a reprinting of a classic first published in 1952, presents detailed discussions of 26 curves or families of curves, and 17 analytic systems of curves. For each curve the author provides a historical note, a sketch or sketches, a description of the curve, a discussion of pertinent facts, and a bibliography. Depending upon the curve,

  2. On the question of hysteresis in Hall magnetohydrodynamic reconnection

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    Sullivan, Brian P.; Bhattacharjee, A.; Huang Yimin

    2010-11-15

    Controversy has been raised regarding the cause of hysteresis, or bistability, of solutions to the equations that govern the geometry of the reconnection region in Hall magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) systems. This brief communication presents a comparison of the frameworks within which this controversy has arisen and illustrates that the Hall MHD hysteresis originally discovered numerically by Cassak et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 235002 (2005)] is a different phenomenon from that recently reported by Zocco et al. [Phys. Plasmas 16, 110703 (2009)] on the basis of analysis and simulations in electron MHD with finite electron inertia. We demonstrate that the analytic prediction of hysteresis in EMHD does not describe or explain the hysteresis originally reported in Hall MHD, which is shown to persist even in the absence of electron inertia.

  3. Hysteresis modeling of clamp band joint with macro-slip

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    Qin, Zhaoye; Cui, Delin; Yan, Shaoze; Chu, Fulei

    2016-01-01

    Clamp band joints are commonly used to connect spacecrafts with launch vehicles. Due to the frictional slippage between the joint components, hysteresis behavior might occur at joint interfaces under cyclic loading. The joint hysteresis will bring friction damping into the launching systems. In this paper, a closed-form hysteresis model for the clamp band joint is developed based on theoretical and numerical analyses of the interactions of the joint components. Then, the hysteresis model is applied to investigating the dynamic response of a payload fastened by the clamp band joint, where the nonlinearity and friction damping effects of the joint is evaluated. The proposed analytical model, which is validated by both finite element analyses and quasi-static experiments, has a simple form with sound accuracy and can be incorporated into the dynamic models of launching systems conveniently.

  4. Thermal hysteresis induced by ammonium polyacrylate as antifreeze polymer

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    Funakoshi, Kunio; Inada, Takaaki; Tomita, Takashi; Kawahara, Hidehisa; Miyata, Takashi

    2008-07-01

    Growth and melting rates of a single crystal of ice in ammonium polyacrylate (NH 4PA) aqueous solutions were measured at different solution temperatures, and the morphology of the ice crystals was observed. Thermal hysteresis, defined as the difference between the melting temperature and the non-equilibrium freezing temperature of ice, was confirmed in NH 4PA solutions at concentrations below 25.0 mM. The higher the NH 4PA concentration, the larger the thermal hysteresis, although the thermal hysteresis induced by NH 4PA was much smaller than that induced by antifreeze proteins, antifreeze glycoproteins, or poly(vinyl alcohol). A single crystal of ice grown in the NH 4PA solutions at temperatures within the thermal hysteresis region exhibited the basal faces. When the solution temperature was below the non-equilibrium freezing temperature, the ice crystal grew faster in the a-axis direction than in the c-axis direction, while retaining the basal faces.

  5. Archimedes Curves

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    Swain, Gordon A.

    2013-01-01

    We show that inside every triangle the locus of points satisfying a natural proportionality relationship is a parabola and go on to describe how this triangle-parabola relationship was used by Archimedes to find the area between a line and a parabola.

  6. PREFACE: International Workshop on Hysteresis & Multi-scale Asymptotics

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    Mortell, Michael; O'Malley, Robert E.; Pokrovskii, Alexei; Sobolev, Vladimir

    2005-01-01

    An International Workshop on Hysteresis & Multi-scale Asymptotics was held at University College Cork, Ireland on March 17-21, 2004. It brought together about 40 active scientists in the areas of dynamical systems with hysteresis and singular perturbations to analyse these phenomena which occur in many industrial, physical and economic systems. The scientific programme of the Workshop can be downloaded from the homepage http://euclid.ucc.ie/hamsa2004.htm. This collection of invited papers is based on the programme of the workshop whose main goal was to analyse and to demonstrate an interaction between theories of systems with multiple scales and systems with hysteresis (and between the 'multi-scale' and 'hysteresis' research communities) as far as possible. To fully understand the paths from singular perturbations to hysteresis and from hysteresis to singular perturbations will continue to involve much work and intense interdisciplinary interactions among experts in the two areas. We mention also two previous workshops: International Workshop on Relaxation Oscillations & Hysteresis, University College Cork, Ireland, April 1-6, 2002. The related collection, edited by us, was published as 'Singular Perturbations and Hysteresis', SIAM, Philadelphia, 2005. http://www.ucc.ie/ucc/depts/physics/ins/roh2002.htm International Workshop on Geometrical Methods of Nonlinear Analysis and Semiconductor Laser Dynamics, University College Cork, Ireland, April 5-6, 2001. A collection of invited papers has been published as a special issue of Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences: Nonlinear dynamics of laser and reacting systems, Vol. 5, 2001, No 1 and 2 (edited by Vladimir Gol'dstein, Alexei Pokrovskii and Vladimir Sobolev), and is also available online at http://euclid.ucc.ie/appliedmath/gmna2001/ProcGMNA2001Full.pdf Finally, we wish to gratefully acknowledge the support of the School of Mathematical Sciences and the Boole Centre for Research in Informatics, University College Cork.

  7. Aileron roll hysteresis effects on entry of space shuttle orbiter

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    Powell, R. W.

    1977-01-01

    Six-degree-of-freedom simulations of the space shuttle orbiter entry with control hysteresis were conducted on the NASA Langley Research Center interactive simulator known as the automatic reentry flight dynamics simulator. These simulations revealed that the vehicle can tolerate control hysteresis producing a + or - 50 percent change in the nominal aileron roll characteristics and an offset in the nominal characteristics equivalent to a + or - 5 deg aileron deflection with little increase in the reaction control system's fuel consumption.

  8. Influence of interfacial dislocations on hysteresis loops of ferroelectric films

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    Li, Yulan; Hu, Shenyang Y.; Choudhury, S.; Baskes, Michael I.; Saxena, A.; Lookman, T.; Jia, Q.X.; Schlom, Darrell G.; Chen , L.Q.

    2008-11-15

    We investigated the influence of dislocations, located at the interface of a ferroelectric film and its underlying substrate, on the ferroelectric hysteresis loop including the remanent polarization and coercive field using phase-field simulations. We considered epitaxial ferroelectric BaTiO3 films and found that the hysteresis loop is strongly dependent on the type and density of interfacial dislocations. The dislocations that stabilize multiple ferroelectric variants and domains reduce the coercive field, and consequently, the corresponding remanent polarization also decreases.

  9. Stabilization of supercooled fluids by thermal hysteresis proteins.

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    Wilson, P W; Leader, J P

    1995-01-01

    It has been reported that thermal hysteresis proteins found in many cold-hardy, freeze-avoiding arthropods stabilize their supercooled body fluids. We give evidence that fish antifreeze proteins, which also produce thermal hysteresis, bind to and reduce the efficiency of heterogenous nucleation sites, rather than binding to embryonic ice nuclei. We discuss both possible mechanisms for stabilization of supercooled body fluids and also describe a new method for measuring and defining the supercooling point of small volumes of liquid. PMID:7612853

  10. Experimental Highlight of Hysteresis Phenomenon in Rolling Contact

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    Alaci, S.; Cerlinc?, D. A.; Ciornei, F. C.; Filote, C.; Frunz?, G.

    2015-02-01

    In literature, the hysteresis phenomenon in rolling contacts is studied considering both rolling friction and sliding friction. Removal of sliding friction in experimental tests from a concentrated contact is a serious challenge. The paper proposes a method and presents a device ensuring pure rolling between two identical discs, normally loaded. Using photoelastic material for the two rolling discs, by means of photoelastic method, the hysteresis phenomenon due to rolling friction is qualitatively confirmed.

  11. Stabilization of supercooled fluids by thermal hysteresis proteins.

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    Wilson, P W; Leader, J P

    1995-05-01

    It has been reported that thermal hysteresis proteins found in many cold-hardy, freeze-avoiding arthropods stabilize their supercooled body fluids. We give evidence that fish antifreeze proteins, which also produce thermal hysteresis, bind to and reduce the efficiency of heterogenous nucleation sites, rather than binding to embryonic ice nuclei. We discuss both possible mechanisms for stabilization of supercooled body fluids and also describe a new method for measuring and defining the supercooling point of small volumes of liquid. PMID:7612853

  12. Force, stiffness and hysteresis losses in high temperature superconducting bearings

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    Cansiz, Ahmet

    The vertical and horizontal forces and associated stiffnesses on a permanent magnet above a high- temperature superconductor were measured during vertical and horizontal traverses in zero-field cooling and in field cooling. In field cooling and zero field cooling, the vertical stiffness showed history dependence. In field cooling, the vertical stiffness was exactly two times greater than the lateral stiffness at each height, with an experimental error of less than 1%. A frozen image model was used to calculate the vertical and horizontal forces and stiffnesses, and reasonable agreement with the data occurred for vertical or horizontal movements of the permanent magnet less than several min from the field cooling position. We have investigated the effect of high temperature superconductor films deposited on substrates that are placed above bulk high temperature superconductors in an attempt to reduce rotational drag in superconducting bearings composed of a permanent magnet levitated above the film/bulk combination. According to the critical state model, hysteresis loss is inversely proportional to critical current density and because films typically have much higher critical current density than those of bulks, the film/bulk combination was expected to reduce rotational losses by at least one order of magnitude in the coefficient of friction, which in turn is a measure of the hysteresis losses. The experimental results showed that contrary to expectation, the rotational losses are increased by the film. Increasing losses from using a thin film turned attention to whether the thin film was shielding the varying magnetic field caused by the rotation of inhomogenous permanent magnet. For this reason, an ac coil was placed above the thin film HTS and the magnetic field on the other side of the film was measured with a pick-up coil. The experimental results showed that the thin film provides good shielding when the coil axis is perpendicular to the film surface whereas there is poor shielding when the coil is parallel to the surface. We have also investigated the vibration characteristic of the levitated permanent magnet over HTS for different cooling height and these properties were incorporated with vertical and lateral stiffnesses obtained in static measurements.

  13. Electrodynamic soil plate oscillator: Modeling nonlinear mesoscopic elastic behavior and hysteresis in nonlinear acoustic landmine detection

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    Korman, M. S.; Duong, D. V.; Kalsbeck, A. E.

    2015-10-01

    An apparatus (SPO), designed to study flexural vibrations of a soil loaded plate, consists of a thin circular elastic clamped plate (and cylindrical wall) supporting a vertical soil column. A small magnet attached to the center of the plate is driven by a rigid AC coil (located coaxially below the plate) to complete the electrodynamic soil plate oscillator SPO design. The frequency dependent mechanical impedance Zmech (force / particle velocity, at the plate's center) is inversely proportional to the electrical motional impedance Zmot. Measurements of Zmot are made using the complex output to input response of a Wheatstone bridge that has an identical coil element in one of its legs. Near resonance, measurements of Zmot (with no soil) before and after a slight point mass loading at the center help determine effective mass, spring, damping and coupling constant parameters of the system. "Tuning curve" behavior of real{ Zmot } and imaginary{ Zmot } at successively higher vibration amplitudes of dry sifted masonry sand are measured. They exhibit a decrease "softening" in resonance frequency along with a decrease in the quality Q factor. In soil surface vibration measurements a bilinear hysteresis model predicts the tuning curve shape for this nonlinear mesoscopic elastic SPO behavior - which also models the soil vibration over an actual plastic "inert" VS 1.6 buried landmine. Experiments are performed where a buried 1m cube concrete block supports a 12 inch deep by 30 inch by 30 inch concrete soil box for burying a VS 1.6 in dry sifted masonry sand for on-the-mine and off-the-mine soil vibration experiments. The backbone curve (a plot of the peak amplitude vs. corresponding resonant frequency from a family of tuning curves) exhibits mostly linear behavior for "on target" soil surface vibration measurements of the buried VS 1.6 or drum-like mine simulants for relatively low particle velocities of the soil. Backbone curves for "on target" measurements exhibit significant curvature when the soil particle velocity is relatively higher. An oscillator with hysteresis modeled by a distribution of parallel spring elements each with a different threshold slip condition seems to describe fairly linear backbone curve behavior [W. D. Iwan, Transactions of the ASME, J. of Applied Mech., 33,(1966), 893-900], while a single bilinear hysteresis element describes the backbone curvature results in the experiments reported here [T. K. Caughey, Transactions of the ASME, J. of Applied Mech., 27, (1960), 640-643]. When "off target" resonances have a different backbone curvature than "on the mine" backbone curves, then false alarms may be eliminated due to resonances from the natural soil layering. See [R. A. Guyer, J. TenCate, and P. Johnson, "Hysteresis and the Dynamic Elasticity of Consolidated Granular Materials," Phys. Rev. Lett., 82, 16 (1999), 3280-3283] for recent models of nonlinear mesoscopic behavior.

  14. Voltage control of magnetic hysteresis in a nickel nanoparticle

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    Gartland, P.; Jiang, W.; Davidovi?, D.

    2015-06-01

    The effects of voltage bias on magnetic hysteresis in single Ni particles 2 to 3 nm in diameter are measured between temperatures of 60 mK and 4.2 K by using sequential electron tunneling through the particle. While some Ni particles do not display magnetic hysteresis in tunneling current versus magnetic field, in the Ni particles that display hysteresis, the effect of bias voltage on magnetic switching field is nonlinear. The magnetic switching field changes weakly in the voltage interval 1 mV above the tunneling onset voltage, and rapidly decreases versus voltage above that interval. A voltage-driven mechanism explaining this nonlinear suppression of magnetic hysteresis is presented, where the key effect is a magnetization blockade due to the addition of spin-orbit anisotropy ?so to the particle by a single electron. A necessary condition for the particle to exhibit magnetization blockade is that ?so increases when the magnetization is slightly displaced from the easy axis. In that case, an electron will be energetically unable to access the particle if the magnetization is sufficiently displaced from the easy axis, which leads to a voltage interval where magnetic hysteresis is possible that is comparable to ?so/e , where e is the electronic charge. If ?so decreases vs magnetization displacement from the easy axis, there is no magnetization blockade and no hysteresis.

  15. The Dynamics and Hysteresis in GaAs/AlGaAs Heterostructure Under the Action of Electric and Magnetic Fields

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    Yang, Gui; Zhao, Hong-Wei; Li, Guo-Hui; Zhou, Shi-Ping

    We theoretically studied current oscillations and the dynamics of the modulation-doped GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure under the action of electric fields and a perpendicular magnetic field. The results show that the current oscillations and hysteresis in the system can be found under the DC bias voltage. Under the effect of the increasing magnetic fields, the oscillations will disappear and the width of the hysteresis is broader. Considering the AC part, the system shows interesting nonlinear behaviors like the route of an inverse period-doubling to chaos, quasiperiodicity, and frequency-locking.

  16. Origin of gate hysteresis in p-type Si-doped AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructures

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    Burke, A. M.; Waddington, D. E. J.; Carrad, D. J.; Lyttleton, R. W.; Tan, H. H.; Reece, P. J.; Klochan, O.; Hamilton, A. R.; Rai, A.; Reuter, D.; Wieck, A. D.; Micolich, A. P.

    2012-10-01

    Gate instability/hysteresis in modulation-doped p-type AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructures impedes the development of nanoscale hole devices, which are of interest for topics from quantum computing to novel spin physics. We present an extended study conducted using custom-grown, matched modulation-doped n-type and p-type heterostructures, with and without insulated gates, aimed at understanding the origin of the hysteresis. We show the hysteresis is not due to the inherent leakiness of gates on p-type heterostructures, as commonly believed. Instead, hysteresis arises from a combination of GaAs surface-state trapping and charge migration in the doping layer. Our results provide insights into the physics of Si acceptors in AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructures, including widely debated acceptor complexes such as Si-X. We propose methods for mitigating the gate hysteresis, including poisoning the modulation-doping layer with deep-trapping centers (e.g., by codoping with transition metal species) and replacing the Schottky gates with degenerately doped semiconductor gates to screen the conducting channel from GaAs surface states.

  17. Thermodynamic Model for Contact Angle Hysteresis on Rough Surfaces

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    Raj, Rishi; Enright, Ryan; Adera, Solomon; Wang, Evelyn

    2013-03-01

    Wettability of solid surfaces can be tuned by introducing roughness. This effect has been explained by Wenzel, whereby texturing increases the degree of hydrophilicity (hydrophobicity) of an intrinsic hydrophilic (hydrophobic) flat surface. However, experimentally observed dynamic contact angles deviate significantly from those predicted by Wenzel equation. In this work, we demonstrate that local contact line distortion and pinning on structured surfaces is the key aspect that needs to be accounted for in the dynamic droplet models. Contact line distortions and pinning were visualized and analyzed to develop a thermodynamic model for contact angle hysteresis on rough surfaces. The developed model showed good agreement with the experimental advancing and receding contact angles, both at low and high solid fractions. The thermodynamic model was further extended to demonstrate its capability to capture droplet shape evolution during liquid addition and removal in our experiments and those in literature. The understanding developed in this study offers new insight extending the fundamental understanding of solid-liquid interactions required for the design of advanced functional coatings for microfluidics, biological, manufacturing, and heat transfer applications. Previously: Device Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  18. Hysteresis of ligand binding in CNGA2 ion channels

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    Nache, Vasilica; Eick, Thomas; Schulz, Eckhard; Schmauder, Ralf; Benndorf, Klaus

    2013-01-01

    Tetrameric cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channels mediate receptor potentials in olfaction and vision. The channels are activated by the binding of cyclic nucleotides to a binding domain embedded in the C terminus of each subunit. Here using a fluorescent cGMP derivative (fcGMP), we show for homotetrameric CNGA2 channels that ligand unbinding is ~50 times faster at saturating than at subsaturating fcGMP. Analysis with complex Markovian models reveals two pathways for ligand unbinding; the partially liganded open channel unbinds its ligands from closed states only, whereas the fully liganded channel reaches a different open state from which it unbinds all four ligands rapidly. Consequently, the transition pathways for ligand binding and activation of a fully liganded CNGA2 channel differ from that of ligand unbinding and deactivation, resulting in pronounced hysteresis of the gating mechanism. This concentration-dependent gating mechanism allows the channels to respond to changes in the cyclic nucleotide concentration with different kinetics. PMID:24287615

  19. Temperature insensitive hysteresis free highly sensitive polymer optical fiber Bragg grating humidity sensor.

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    Woyessa, Getinet; Nielsen, Kristian; Stefani, Alessio; Markos, Christos; Bang, Ole

    2016-01-25

    The effect of humidity on annealing of poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) based microstructured polymer optical fiber Bragg gratings (mPOFBGs) and the resulting humidity responsivity are investigated. Typically annealing of PMMA POFs is done in an oven without humidity control around 80C and therefore at low humidity. We demonstrate that annealing at high humidity and high temperature improves the performances of mPOFBGs in terms of stability and sensitivity to humidity. PMMA POFBGs that are not annealed or annealed at low humidity level will have a low and highly temperature dependent sensitivity and a high hysteresis in the humidity response, in particular when operated at high temperature. PMMA mPOFBGs annealed at high humidity show higher and more linear humidity sensitivity with negligible hysteresis. We also report how annealing at high humidity can blue-shift the FBG wavelength more than 230 nm without loss in the grating strength. PMID:26832503

  20. Force control of a magnetorheological damper using an elementary hysteresis model-based feedforward neural network

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    Ekkachai, Kittipong; Tungpimolrut, Kanokvate; Nilkhamhang, Itthisek

    2013-11-01

    An inverse controller is proposed for a magnetorheological (MR) damper that consists of a hysteresis model and a voltage controller. The force characteristics of the MR damper caused by excitation signals are represented by a feedforward neural network (FNN) with an elementary hysteresis model (EHM). The voltage controller is constructed using another FNN to calculate a suitable input signal that will allow the MR damper to produce the desired damping force. The performance of the proposed EHM-based FNN controller is experimentally compared to existing control methodologies, such as clipped-optimal control, signum function control, conventional FNN, and recurrent neural network with displacement or velocity inputs. The results show that the proposed controller, which does not require force feedback to implement, provides excellent accuracy, fast response time, and lower energy consumption.

  1. The Effect of Tensile Hysteresis and Contact Resistance on the Performance of Strain-Resistant Elastic-Conductive Webbing

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    Shyr, Tien-Wei; Shie, Jing-Wen; Jhuang, Yan-Er

    2011-01-01

    To use e-textiles as a strain-resistance sensor they need to be both elastic and conductive. Three kinds of elastic-conductive webbings, including flat, tubular, and belt webbings, made of Lycra fiber and carbon coated polyamide fiber, were used in this study. The strain-resistance properties of the webbings were evaluated in stretch-recovery tests and measured within 30% strain. It was found that tensile hysteresis and contact resistance significantly influence the tensile elasticity and the resistance sensitivity of the webbings. The results showed that the webbing structure definitely contributes to the tensile hysteresis and contact resistance. The smaller the friction is among the yarns in the belt webbing, the smaller the tensile hysteresis loss. However the close proximity of the conductive yarns in flat and tubular webbings results in a lower contact resistance. PMID:22319376

  2. Magnetic hysteresis of p(+) and He-3(2+) irradiated melt-textured YBa2Cu3O(7-delta)

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    Song, S. N.; Liu, J.; Chen, I. G.; Weinstein, Roy

    1992-01-01

    We have measured the magnetic hysteresis loops and temperature dependent trapped fields in melt-textured YBa2Cu3O(7-delta) samples before and after p(+) and He-3(2+) irradiation using a Hall effect magnetometer (HEM) as well as a commercial vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM). For proper He-3(2+) fluence, the critical current density may be enhanced by a factor of 10. Calculations based on various critical state models show that before the irradiation, the hysteresis loops can be well accounted for by a critical current density of a modified power law field dependence. After the irradiation, the best fit has been achieved by using an exponential form. Jc and its field dependence deduced from HEM hysteresis loops are in good agreement with those deduced from the VSM loops, suggesting that the Hall effect magnetometer can be conveniently used to characterize bulk high Tc oxide superconductors.

  3. Hysteresis in the tearing mode locking/unlocking due to resonant magnetic perturbations in EXTRAP T2R

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    Fridstrm, R.; Frassinetti, L.; Brunsell, P. R.

    2015-10-01

    The physical mechanisms behind the hysteresis in the tearing mode locking and unlocking to a resonant magnetic perturbation (RMP) are experimentally studied in EXTRAP T2R reversed-field pinch. The experiments show that the electromagnetic and the viscous torque increase with increasing perturbation amplitude until the mode locks to the wall. At the wall-locking, the plasma velocity reduction profile is peaked at the radius where the RMP is resonant. Thereafter, the viscous torque drops due to the relaxation of the velocity in the central plasma. This is the main reason for the hysteresis in the RMP locking and unlocking amplitude. The increased amplitude of the locked tearing mode produces further deepening of the hysteresis. Both experimental results are in qualitative agreement with the model in Fitzpatrick et al (2001 Phys. Plasmas 8 4489)

  4. Thin three-dimensional droplets on an oscillating substrate with contact angle hysteresis.

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    Bradshaw, J; Billingham, J

    2016-01-01

    Recent experiments [P. Brunet, J. Eggers, and R. D. Deegan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 144501 (2007)10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.144501] have shown that a liquid droplet on an inclined plane can be made to move uphill by sufficiently strong, vertical oscillations. In order to investigate this counterintuitive phenomenon we use a model in which liquid inertia and viscosity are assumed negligible so that the motion of the droplet is dominated by the applied acceleration due to the oscillation of the plate, gravity, and surface tension. We explain how the leading order motion of the droplet can be separated into a spreading mode and a swaying mode. For a linear contact line law, the maximum rise velocity occurs when these modes are in phase. We show that, both with and without contact angle hysteresis, the droplet can climb uphill and also that, for certain contact line laws, the motion of the droplet can produce footprints similar to experimental results. We show that if the two modes are out of phase when there is no contact angle hysteresis, the inclusion of hysteresis can force them into phase. This in turn increases the rise velocity of the droplet and can, in some cases, cause a sliding droplet to climb. PMID:26871170

  5. Thin three-dimensional droplets on an oscillating substrate with contact angle hysteresis

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    Bradshaw, J.; Billingham, J.

    2016-01-01

    Recent experiments [P. Brunet, J. Eggers, and R. D. Deegan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 144501 (2007), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.144501] have shown that a liquid droplet on an inclined plane can be made to move uphill by sufficiently strong, vertical oscillations. In order to investigate this counterintuitive phenomenon we use a model in which liquid inertia and viscosity are assumed negligible so that the motion of the droplet is dominated by the applied acceleration due to the oscillation of the plate, gravity, and surface tension. We explain how the leading order motion of the droplet can be separated into a spreading mode and a swaying mode. For a linear contact line law, the maximum rise velocity occurs when these modes are in phase. We show that, both with and without contact angle hysteresis, the droplet can climb uphill and also that, for certain contact line laws, the motion of the droplet can produce footprints similar to experimental results. We show that if the two modes are out of phase when there is no contact angle hysteresis, the inclusion of hysteresis can force them into phase. This in turn increases the rise velocity of the droplet and can, in some cases, cause a sliding droplet to climb.

  6. Hysteresis force loss and damping properties in a practical magnet superconductor maglev test vehicle

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    Yang, Wenjiang; Liu, Yu; Wen, Zheng; Chen, Xiaodong; Duan, Yi

    2008-01-01

    In order to investigate the feasible application of a permanent magnet-high-temperature superconductor (PM-HTS) interaction maglev system to a maglev train or a space vehicle launcher, we have constructed a demonstration maglev test vehicle. The force dissipation and damping of the maglev vehicle against external disturbances are studied in a wide range of amplitudes and frequencies by using a sine vibration testing set-up. The dynamic levitation force shows a typical hysteresis behavior, and the force loss is regarded as the hysteresis loss, which is believed to be due to flux motions in superconductors. In this study, we find that the hysteresis loss has weak frequency dependence at small amplitudes and that the dependence increases as the amplitude grows. To analyze the damping properties of the maglev vehicle at different field cooling (FC) conditions, we also employ a transient vibration testing technique. The maglev vehicle shows a very weak damping behavior, and the damping is almost unaffected by the trapped flux of the HTSs in different FC conditions, which is believed to be attributed to the strong pinning in melt-textured HTSs.

  7. A Jiles-Atherton and fixed-point combined technique for time periodic magnetic field problems with hysteresis

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    Chiampi, M.; Repetto, M.; Chiarabaglio, D.

    1995-11-01

    The hysteresis phenomenon can significantly affect the behavior of magnetic cores in electrical machines and devices. This paper presents a finite element solution of periodic steady state magnetic field problems in soft materials with scalar hysteresis. The Jiles-Atherton model is employed for the generation of symmetric B-H loops and it is coupled with the Fixed Point Technique for handling magnetic nonlinearities. The proposed procedure is applied to a hysteretic model problem whose analytical solution is available. The results show that the Fixed Point Technique can efficiently deal with non-single valued material characteristics under periodic operating conditions.

  8. Hysteresis and relaxation in granular permanent magnets

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    Skomski, R; Balamurugan, B; George, TA; Chipara, M; Wei, XH; Shield, JE; Sellmyer, DJ

    2012-04-01

    Some nontrivial aspects of the magnetic and structural characterization of hard-magnetic nanoparticles are investigated. Dilute ensembles are well-described by mean-field theory, although there is an asymmetry between exchange and magnetostatic interaction fields. Corrections to the mean-field approximation are caused by cooperative effects and have the character of Onsager reaction fields, which are much stronger in micromagnetism than in atomic-scale magnetism. The slow dynamics of zero-field-cooled (ZFC) magnetization curves is strongly affected by the particles' magnetic anisotropy, which reduces the corresponding energy-barrier height from 25 to 19.1 k(B)T. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3672845

  9. Stability of shock wave reflections in nonequilibrium steady flows and hysteresis

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    Grasso, F.; Paoli, R.

    2000-12-01

    In the present work we have addressed the issue of the stability of shock wave reflection in the presence of vibrational and chemical relaxation phenomena and its relation with the occurrence of the hysteresis. In order to better understand the physics of the shock wave reflections we have first formulated an evolution equation for the entropy of a mixture of gases in thermal and chemical nonequilibrium by invoking the shifting equilibrium assumption and the concepts of irreversible thermodynamics, and assuming (i) that all diatomic molecules behave as harmonic oscillators; and (ii) finite rate chemistry. A perturbation analysis of the total entropy evolution equation has then been carried out to analyze the stability of shock wave configurations (either regular or Mach) both for ideal and real gases. The analysis shows that a Mach reflection is more stable than a regular one; furthermore, its stability is enhanced by nonequilibrium effects. In order to clarify the occurrence of the hysteresis phenomenon in light of the conclusions reached through the stability analysis, we have also carried out multidimensional simulations (both at flight and wind tunnel conditions) by developing a pseudotransient procedure to span a (hysteresis) loop dual solution domain ? Mach reflection domain ? dual solution domain. The simulations show that the total entropy of the system exhibits an abrupt change along the path dual solution domain ? Mach reflection domain, while it is continuous along the reverse path. An argument is then developed to prove that hysteresis is the natural consequence of the different stability properties of regular and Mach reflections and the Prigogine minimum total entropy production principle.

  10. Dynamic characterization of hysteresis elements in mechanical systems. I. Theoretical analysis.

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    Al-Bender, F; Symens, W

    2005-03-01

    The pre-sliding-pre-rolling phase of friction behavior is dominated by rate-independent hysteresis. Many machine elements in common engineering use exhibit, therefore, the characteristic of "hysteresis springs," for small displacements at least. Plain and rolling element bearings that are widely used in motion guidance of machine tools are typical examples. While the presence of a hysteresis element may mark the character of the resulting dynamics, little is to be found about this topic in the literature. The study of the nonlinear dynamics caused by such elements becomes imperative if we wish to achieve accurate control of such machines. In this Part I of the investigation, we examine a single-degree-of-freedom mass-hysteresis-spring system and show that, while the free response case is amenable to an exact solution, the more important case of forced response has no closed form solution and requires other methods of treatment. We consider harmonic-balance analysis methods (which are common analysis tools in engineering) suitable for frequency-domain treatment, in particular the approximate describing function (DF) method, and compare those results with "exact" numerical simulations. The DF method yields basically a linear equation with amplitude-dependent modal parameters. We find that agreement in the frequency response function, between DF and exact solution, is good for small excitation amplitudes and for very large amplitudes. Intermediate values, however, show high sensitivity to amplitude variations and, consequently, no regular solution is obtainable by either approach. This appears to be an inherent property of the system pointing to the need for developing further analysis methods. Experimental verification of the analysis outlined in this Part I is given in Part II of the paper. PMID:15836259

  11. Adsorption hysteresis for a slit-like pore model

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    Kutarov, V. V.; Tarasevich, Yu. I.; Aksenenko, E. V.; Ivanova, Z. G.

    2011-07-01

    The Frenkel-Halsey-Hill equation is used to describe the adsorption branch of a hysteresis loop upon polylayer adsorption with an H3 loop according to IUPAC nomenclature. The equation for the desorption branch of a hysteresis loop is derived from a combined solution to the equation for the Gibbs potential change, given the adsorbent swelling and pore connectivity function, and the Laplace equation taken for the conditions of infinitely elongated meniscus. This equation is shown to connect the adsorbate relative pressure in a bulk phase for the desorption branch of a hysteresis loop with the key parameters of the adsorption system. The equation obtained was verified by a water adsorption isotherm on natural mineral schungite.

  12. Origin of J-V Hysteresis in Perovskite Solar Cells.

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    Chen, Bo; Yang, Mengjin; Priya, Shashank; Zhu, Kai

    2016-03-01

    High-performance perovskite solar cells (PSCs) based on organometal halide perovskite have emerged in the past five years as excellent devices for harvesting solar energy. Some remaining challenges should be resolved to continue the momentum in their development. The photocurrent density-voltage (J-V) responses of the PSCs demonstrate anomalous dependence on the voltage scan direction/rate/range, voltage conditioning history, and device configuration. The hysteretic J-V behavior presents a challenge for determining the accurate power conversion efficiency of the PSCs. Here, we review the recent progress on the investigation of the origin(s) of J-V hysteresis behavior in PSCs. We discuss the impact of slow transient capacitive current, trapping and detrapping process, ion migrations, and ferroelectric polarization on the hysteresis behavior. The remaining issues and future research required toward the understanding of J-V hysteresis in PSCs will also be discussed. PMID:26886052

  13. Unconventional dynamic hysteresis in a periodic assembly of paramagnetic colloids.

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    Tierno, Pietro; Johansen, Tom H; Sancho, J M

    2013-06-01

    Dynamic hysteresis phenomena are widespread in physical sciences and describe the complex behavior of systems driven out of equilibrium by a periodic forcing. We use here paramagnetic colloids above a stripe-patterned garnet film as the model system to study dynamic hysteresis, the latter induced when the particles are periodically translated by an oscillating magnetic field. In contrast to the expected behavior for a bistable system, we observe that the area of the hysteresis loop decreases by increasing the driving frequency and reduces to zero for frequencies higher than 5-7s(-1). To explain the experimental results, we develop a simple model based on an overdamped Brownian particle driven by a periodic potential with an oscillating amplitude. PMID:23848669

  14. Unconventional dynamic hysteresis in a periodic assembly of paramagnetic colloids

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    Tierno, Pietro; Johansen, Tom H.; Sancho, J. M.

    2013-06-01

    Dynamic hysteresis phenomena are widespread in physical sciences and describe the complex behavior of systems driven out of equilibrium by a periodic forcing. We use here paramagnetic colloids above a stripe-patterned garnet film as the model system to study dynamic hysteresis, the latter induced when the particles are periodically translated by an oscillating magnetic field. In contrast to the expected behavior for a bistable system, we observe that the area of the hysteresis loop decreases by increasing the driving frequency and reduces to zero for frequencies higher than 5-7s-1. To explain the experimental results, we develop a simple model based on an overdamped Brownian particle driven by a periodic potential with an oscillating amplitude.

  15. An Energy-Based Hysteresis Model for Magnetostrictive Transducers

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    Calkins, F. T.; Smith, R. C.; Flatau, A. B.

    1997-01-01

    This paper addresses the modeling of hysteresis in magnetostrictive transducers. This is considered in the context of control applications which require an accurate characterization of the relation between input currents and strains output by the transducer. This relation typically exhibits significant nonlinearities and hysteresis due to inherent properties of magnetostrictive materials. The characterization considered here is based upon the Jiles-Atherton mean field model for ferromagnetic hysteresis in combination with a quadratic moment rotation model for magnetostriction. As demonstrated through comparison with experimental data, the magnetization model very adequately quantifies both major and minor loops under various operating conditions. The combined model can then be used to accurately characterize output strains at moderate drive levels. The advantages to this model lie in the small number (six) of required parameters and the flexibility it exhibits in a variety of operating conditions.

  16. Hysteresis Modeling in Magnetostrictive Materials Via Preisach Operators

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    Smith, R. C.

    1997-01-01

    A phenomenological characterization of hysteresis in magnetostrictive materials is presented. Such hysteresis is due to both the driving magnetic fields and stress relations within the material and is significant throughout, most of the drive range of magnetostrictive transducers. An accurate characterization of the hysteresis and material nonlinearities is necessary, to fully utilize the actuator/sensor capabilities of the magnetostrictive materials. Such a characterization is made here in the context of generalized Preisach operators. This yields a framework amenable to proving the well-posedness of structural models that incorporate the magnetostrictive transducers. It also provides a natural setting in which to develop practical approximation techniques. An example illustrating this framework in the context of a Timoshenko beam model is presented.

  17. Brownian motion of a drop with hysteresis dissipation.

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    Chaudhury, Manoj K; Mettu, Srinivas

    2008-06-17

    Small water drops placed on a low-energy substrate with a slight tilt were vibrated parallel to the support with bands of Gaussian white noise of different powers. The drops drifted downward on the inclined support accompanied with random forward and backward movements. For a hysteresis free surface, the drift velocity should only be the product of the component of the gravitational acceleration and the Langevin relaxation time, being independent of the power of noise. On the other hand, in the presence of hysteresis, as is the case here, the drift velocity depends strongly on the power of the noise. This result illustrates the role of hysteresis in the drifted motion of drops on a surface subjected to vibration, which has important bearings on various forms of work fluctuation relations. PMID:18494512

  18. Hysteresis during lithium insertion in hydrogen-containing carbons

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    Zheng, T.; Dahn, J.R.; McKinnon, W.R.

    1996-07-01

    The authors studied lithium insertion in hydrogen-containing carbons heated at temperatures near 700 C. High capacities with large hysteresis (lithium insertion into these carbons at nearly 0 V and removal at nearly 1 V) were shown to be proportional to the hydrogen content of the samples. It is believed that the lithium atoms may bind on hydrogen-terminated edges of hexagonal carbon fragments, causing a change in the bond from sp{sup 2} to sp{sup 3}. The authors have carefully studied the electrochemical insertion of lithium in hydrogen-containing carbons using a variety of charge-discharge rates and cycling temperatures. These measurements allow the hysteresis to be quantified. A simple model, which treats the bonding change as an activated process, is used to model the hysteresis in the cells qualitatively.

  19. Contact Hysteresis and Friction of Alkanethiol SAMs on Au

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    Houston, J.E.; Kiely, J.D.

    1998-10-14

    Nanoindentation has been combhed with nanometer-scale friction measurements to identi~ dissipative mechanisms responsible for friction in hexadecanethiol self-assembled monolayer on Au. We have demonstrated that friction is primarily due to viscoelastic relaxations within the films, which give rise to contact hysteresis when deformation rates are within the ranges of 5 and 200 k. We observe that this contact hysteresis increases with exposure to air such that the friction coefficient increases from 0.004 to 0.075 when films are exposed to air for 40 days. Both hysteresis and friction increase with probe speed, and we present a model of friction that characterizes this speed dependence and which also predicts a linear dependence of friction on normal force in thin organic films. Finally, we identify several short-term wear regimes and identify that wear changes dramatically when fdms age.

  20. Parameter analysis of PEM fuel cell hysteresis effects for transient load use

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    Talj, R.; Azib, T.; Bthoux, O.; Remy, G.; Marchand, C.; Berthelot, E.

    2011-05-01

    This paper focuses on the hysteresis effect of the polarization characteristics of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), mainly due to the compressor-air supply system dynamics. Indeed in PEMFC/ultracapacitor hybrid vehicles, fuel cells can be used to supply the low frequencies of the power demand only. First, the different parts of a FC system are described and modeled in order to analyze the transient stack performance decrease and to identify its main influential factors for automotive applications. Then, apart from humidity and temperature variations, each phenomenon is dynamically described, leading to a complete mathematical model based on macroscopic component parameters. Thus, an analytical model based on this set of equations enables us to draw the static voltage versus current FC characteristics. Furthermore, the hysteresis effect on the V-I curve, which still occurs during low dynamic responses, is shown while temperature and humidity are kept constant. Finally, dynamic responses of the Ballard PEMFC Nexa 1200 W generator are analyzed, and detailed experimentation and simulation are carried out for a large magnitude sinusoidal waveform at different frequencies.

  1. Weak hysteresis in a simplified model of the L-H transition

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    Malkov, M. A.; Diamond, P. H.

    2009-01-15

    A simple one-field L-H transition model is studied in detail, analytically and numerically. The dynamical system consists of three equations coupling the drift wave turbulence level, zonal flow speed, and the pressure gradient. The fourth component, i.e., the mean shear velocity, is slaved to the pressure gradient. Bursting behavior, characteristic for predator-prey models of the drift wave - zonal flow interaction, is recovered near the transition to the quiescent H-mode (QH) and occurs as strongly nonlinear relaxation oscillations. The latter, in turn, arise as a result of Hopf bifurcation (limit cycle) of an intermediate fixed point (between the L- and H-modes). The system is shown to remain at the QH-mode fixed point even after the heating rate is decreased below the bifurcation point (i.e., hysteresis, subcritical bifurcation), but the basin of attraction of the QH-mode shrinks rapidly with decreasing power. This suggests that the hysteresis in the H-L transition may be less than that expected from S-curve models. Nevertheless, it is demonstrated that by shaping the heating rate temporal profile, one can reduce the average power required for the transition to the QH-mode.

  2. A phase-field theory of dislocation dynamics, strain hardening and hysteresis in ductile single crystals

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    Koslowski, M.; Cuitio, A. M.; Ortiz, M.

    2002-12-01

    A phase-field theory of dislocation dynamics, strain hardening and hysteresis in ductile single crystals is developed. The theory accounts for: an arbitrary number and arrangement of dislocation lines over a slip plane; the long-range elastic interactions between dislocation lines; the core structure of the dislocations resulting from a piecewise quadratic Peierls potential; the interaction between the dislocations and an applied resolved shear stress field; and the irreversible interactions with short-range obstacles and lattice friction, resulting in hardening, path dependency and hysteresis. A chief advantage of the present theory is that it is analytically tractable, in the sense that the complexity of the calculations may be reduced, with the aid of closed form analytical solutions, to the determination of the value of the phase field at point-obstacle sites. In particular, no numerical grid is required in calculations. The phase-field representation enables complex geometrical and topological transitions in the dislocation ensemble, including dislocation loop nucleation, bow-out, pinching, and the formation of Orowan loops. The theory also permits the consideration of obstacles of varying strengths and dislocation line-energy anisotropy. The theory predicts a range of behaviors which are in qualitative agreement with observation, including: hardening and dislocation multiplication in single slip under monotonic loading; the Bauschinger effect under reverse loading; the fading memory effect, whereby reverse yielding gradually eliminates the influence of previous loading; the evolution of the dislocation density under cycling loading, leading to characteristic 'butterfly' curves; and others.

  3. A mixed-percolation model of capillary hysteresis and entrapment in mercury porosimetry

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    Ioannidis, M.A.; Chatzis, I. . Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

    1993-12-01

    A wealth of information about the structure of porous materials is contained in the experimental data of mercury intrusion and retraction obtained from mercury porosimetry. Proper interpretation of such data requires the use of a model capable of describing the phenomena of capillary pressure hysteresis and mercury entrapment. This work advances the concept of mixed-percolation on cubic lattices representing pore bodies, connected through pore throats, as a general model for the study of hysteresis and entrapment observed in the course of mercury retraction in porosimetry. The dominant phenomena of local capillary instability (snap-off of mercury threads, piston-type intrusion and retraction), affecting the movement of mercury-air interfaces in pore throats and pore bodies, are accounted for and related to the macroscopic capillary pressure-saturation behavior by means of computer simulation. Local correlations among pore throat and pore body sizes, as well as microscopic heterogeneities due to spatial correlations among the pore bodies are also accounted for in the model. The simulator is used to study the dependence of mercury porosimetry curves on pore throat and pore body size distributions and spatial correlations, as well as on contact angle. It is shown that mercury retraction can be successfully modeled as the deterministic outcome of the competition between two simultaneously occurring percolation processes, snap-off in pore throats (bond-percolation) and piston-type retraction from pore bodies (site-percolation).

  4. Ventilation above closing volume reduces pulmonary vascular resistance hysteresis.

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    Creamer, K M; McCloud, L L; Fisher, L E; Ehrhart, I C

    1998-10-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the relationship of pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) hysteresis and lung volume, with special attention to the effects of ventilation around closing volume (CV). Isolated, blood-perfused canine left lower lung lobes (LLL) were incrementally inflated and deflated. Airway and pulmonary artery pressures (PAP) were recorded after each stepwise volume change. Constant blood flow was provided (600 ml/min) and the pulmonary vein pressure (PVP) was held constant at 5 cm H2O. PAP changes, therefore, were a direct index of PVR changes. Group 1 lobes underwent a full inflation from complete collapse to total lobe capacity (TLC) followed by a full deflation. Group 2 lobes underwent two deflation/inflation cycles, after an initial full inflation. These cycles, both beginning at TLC, had deflation end above and below CV, respectively. Significant PVR hysteresis was noted when the first inflation and deflation were compared. The maximum difference in PAP on deflation was 3.3 cm H2O or 11%. The mean decrease was 2.7 cm H2O for 18 lobes (p < 0.0001). The PAPs on all subsequent inflations or deflations that began above CV remained 9% lower than the initial inflation (n = 9, p < 0.0001), but were not different from each other. However, the final inflation which began from below CV resulted in a 30% return of PVR hysteresis (mean increase in PAP of 0.8 cm H2O, n = 7, p < 0.004). We conclude that there is hysteresis in the PVR response during ventilation, with decreased PVR during deflation relative to the initial inflation, that this hysteresis is absent when lung volume is maintained greater than CV, and that hysteresis returns when inflation occurs after deflation below CV. PMID:9769269

  5. Remedying magnetic hysteresis and 1/f noise for magnetoresistive sensors

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    Hu, Jiafei; Tian, Wugang; Zhao, Jianqiang; Pan, Mengchun; Chen, Dixiang; Tian, Guiyun

    2013-02-01

    Thermal domain hoppings cause magnetic hysteresis and 1/f resistance noise in magnetoresistive sensors, which largely degrades their response linearity and low-frequency detection ability. In this Letter, the method of constant magnetic excitation integrated with vertical motion flux modulation was proposed to remedy magnetic hysteresis and 1/f resistance noise together. As demonstrated in experiments, the response linearity of the prototype sensor is promoted by about 10 times. Its noise level is reduced to near Johnson-Nyquist noise level, and, therefore, the low-frequency detection ability is approximately enhanced with a factor of 100.

  6. Modeling of Switching and Hysteresis in Molecular Transport

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    Samanta, Manoj P.; Partridge, Harry (Technical Monitor)

    2002-01-01

    The conventional way of modeling current transport in two and three terminal molecular devices could be inadequate for certain cases involving switching and hysteresis. Here we present an alternate approach. Contrary to the regular way where applied bias directly modulates the conducting energy levels of the molecule, our method introduces a nonlinear potential energy surface varying with the applied bias as a control parameter. A time-dynamics is also introduced properly accounting for switching and hysteresis behavior. Although the model is phenomenological at this stage, we believe any detailed model would contain similar descriptions at its core.

  7. A survey on hysteresis modeling, identification and control

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    Hassani, Vahid; Tjahjowidodo, Tegoeh; Do, Thanh Nho

    2014-12-01

    The various mathematical models for hysteresis such as Preisach, Krasnosel'skii-Pokrovskii (KP), Prandtl-Ishlinskii (PI), Maxwell-Slip, Bouc-Wen and Duhem are surveyed in terms of their applications in modeling, control and identification of dynamical systems. In the first step, the classical formalisms of the models are presented to the reader, and more broadly, the utilization of the classical models is considered for development of more comprehensive models and appropriate controllers for corresponding systems. In addition, the authors attempt to encourage the reader to follow the existing mathematical models of hysteresis to resolve the open problems.

  8. The hysteresis response of soil CO2 concentration and soil respiration to soil temperature

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    Zhang, Quan; Katul, Gabriel G.; Oren, Ram; Daly, Edoardo; Manzoni, Stefano; Yang, Dawen

    2015-08-01

    Diurnal hysteresis between soil temperature (Ts) and both CO2 concentration ([CO2]) and soil respiration rate (Rs) were reported across different field experiments. However, the causes of these hysteresis patterns remain a subject of debate, with biotic and abiotic factors both invoked as explanations. To address these issues, a CO2 gas transport model is developed by combining a layer-wise mass conservation equation for subsurface gas phase CO2, Fickian diffusion for gas transfer, and a CO2 source term that depends on soil temperature, moisture, and photosynthetic rate. Using this model, a hierarchy of numerical experiments were employed to disentangle the causes of the hysteretic [CO2]-Ts and CO2 flux Ts (i.e., F-Ts) relations. Model results show that gas transport alone can introduce both [CO2]-Ts and F-Ts hystereses and also confirm prior findings that heat flow in soils lead to [CO2] and F being out of phase with Ts, thereby providing another reason for the occurrence of both hystereses. The area (Ahys) of the [CO2]-Ts hysteresis near the surface increases, while the Ahys of the Rs-Ts hysteresis decreases as soils become wetter. Moreover, a time-lagged carbon input from photosynthesis deformed the [CO2]-Ts and Rs-Ts patterns, causing a change in the loop direction from counterclockwise to clockwise with decreasing time lag. An asymmetric 8-shaped pattern emerged as the transition state between the two loop directions. Tracing the pattern and direction of the hysteretic [CO2]-Ts and Rs-Ts relations can provide new ways to fingerprint the effects of photosynthesis stimulation on soil microbial activity and detect time lags between rhizospheric respiration and photosynthesis.

  9. Wetting hysteresis induced by temperature changes: Supercooled water on hydrophobic surfaces.

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    Heydari, Golrokh; Sedighi Moghaddam, Maziar; Tuominen, Mikko; Fielden, Matthew; Haapanen, Janne; Mäkelä, Jyrki M; Claesson, Per M

    2016-04-15

    The state and stability of supercooled water on (super)hydrophobic surfaces is crucial for low temperature applications and it will affect anti-icing and de-icing properties. Surface characteristics such as topography and chemistry are expected to affect wetting hysteresis during temperature cycling experiments, and also the freezing delay of supercooled water. We utilized stochastically rough wood surfaces that were further modified to render them hydrophobic or superhydrophobic. Liquid flame spraying (LFS) was utilized to create a multi-scale roughness by depositing titanium dioxide nanoparticles. The coating was subsequently made non-polar by applying a thin plasma polymer layer. As flat reference samples modified silica surfaces with similar chemistries were utilized. With these substrates we test the hypothesis that superhydrophobic surfaces also should retard ice formation. Wetting hysteresis was evaluated using contact angle measurements during a freeze-thaw cycle from room temperature to freezing occurrence at -7°C, and then back to room temperature. Further, the delay in freezing of supercooled water droplets was studied at temperatures of -4°C and -7°C. The hysteresis in contact angle observed during a cooling-heating cycle is found to be small on flat hydrophobic surfaces. However, significant changes in contact angles during a cooling-heating cycle are observed on the rough surfaces, with a higher contact angle observed on cooling compared to during the subsequent heating. Condensation and subsequent frost formation at sub-zero temperatures induce the hysteresis. The freezing delay data show that the flat surface is more efficient in enhancing the freezing delay than the rougher surfaces, which can be rationalized considering heterogeneous nucleation theory. Thus, our data suggests that molecular flat surfaces, rather than rough superhydrophobic surfaces, are beneficial for retarding ice formation under conditions that allow condensation and frost formation to occur. PMID:26821148

  10. Design of a MEMS piezoresistive differential pressure sensor with small thermal hysteresis for air data modules.

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    Song, Jin Woo; Lee, Jang-Sub; An, Jun-Eon; Park, Chan Gook

    2015-06-01

    The design, fabrication, and evaluation results of a MEMS piezoresistive differential pressure sensor fabricated by the dry etching process are described in this paper. The proposed sensor is designed to have optimal performances in mid-pressure range from 0 psi to 20 psi suitable for a precision air data module. The piezoresistors with a Wheatstone bridge structure are implanted where the thermal effects are minimized subject to sustainment of the sensitivity. The rectangular-shaped silicon diaphragm is adopted and its dimension is analyzed for improving pressure sensitivity and linearity. The bridge resistors are driven by constant current to compensate temperature effects on sensitivity. The designed differential pressure sensor is fabricated by using MEMS dry etching techniques, and the fabricated sensing element is attached and packaged in a Kovar package in consideration of leakage and temperature hysteresis. The implemented sensors are tested and evaluated as well. The evaluation results show the static RSS (root sum square) accuracy including nonlinearity, non-repeatability, and pressure hysteresis before temperature compensation is about 0.09%, and the total error band which includes the RSS accuracy, the thermal hysteresis, and other thermal effects is about 0.11%, which confirm the validity of the proposed design process. PMID:26133864

  11. Magnetic hysteresis and Barkhausen noise emission analysis of magnetic materials and composites

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    Prabhu Gaunkar, Neelam

    specialchapt{ABSTRACT}. Barkhausen emission studies have been used to analyze the effect of residual stresses in ferromagnetic materials. The stresses generated due to mechanical wear and tear, abrasion and prolonged use can also lead to phase changes within the material. These phase changes can cause damage to the structural parts and should be prevented. In this study we analyze the magnetic hysteresis and Barkhausen noise profile of materials with more than one ferromagnetic phase. The correlation between the hysteresis and Barkhausen noise profiles for such materials is studied. Secondary Barkhausen emission peaks can be simulated for such materials. Experimental observations are compared with simulation measurements. Drawing a correlation between the secondary emergent peaks and the composition of each secondary phase should lead to an improved technique for non-destructive characterization of ferromagnetic materials. . Improved sensor-to-specimen coupling is also essential for conducting Barkhausen noise measurements of multiphase materials which may also have different surface geometries. A finite element study was conducted to optimize the design parameters of the magnetizing core in a Barkhausen noise sensor. Several sensor parameters inclusive of core material, core-tip curvature, core length and pole spacing were studied. A procedure for developing a high sensitivity Barkhausen noise sensor by design optimization based on finite element simulations has been demonstrated. The study also shows the applicability of Barkhausen emission and magnetic hysteresis analysis as advanced tools of non-destructive characterization of ferromagnetic materials.

  12. Hysteresis analysis and positioning control for a magnetic shape memory actuator.

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    Lin, Jhih-Hong; Chiang, Mao-Hsiung

    2015-01-01

    Magnetic shape memory alloys (MSM alloys), a new kind of smart materials, have become a potential candidate in many engineering fields. MSMs have the advantage of bearing a huge strain, much larger than other materials. In addition, they also have fast response. These characteristics make MSM a good choice in micro engineering. However, MSMs display the obvious hysteresis phenomenon of nonlinear behavior. Thus the difficulty in using the MSM element as a positioning actuator is increased due to the hysteresis. In this paper, the hysteresis phenomenon of the MSM actuator is analyzed, and the closed-loop positioning control is also implemented experimentally. For that, a modified fuzzy sliding mode control (MFSMC) is proposed. The MFSMC and the PID control are used to design the controllers for realizing the positioning control. The experimental results are compared under different experimental conditions, such as different frequency, amplitude, and loading. The experimental results show that the precise positioning control of MFSMC can be achieved satisfactorily. PMID:25853405

  13. Disordered self assembled monolayer dielectric induced hysteresis in organic field effect transistors.

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    Padma, N; Saxena, Vibha; Sudarsan, V; Rava, Harshil; Sen, Shaswati

    2014-06-01

    A memory device using an organic field effect transistor (OFET) with copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) as active material was fabricated and studied. For this purpose, SiO2 dielectric surface was modified with a disordered self assembled monolayer (SAM) of octadecyltrichlorosilane (OTS) molecule which was found to induce large disorder in CuPc film thereby generating more traps for charge carriers. Drain current-drain voltage characteristics at zero gate voltage exhibited large hysteresis which was not observed in OFET devices with ordered OTS monolayer modified and unmodified SiO2 dielectrics. The extent of hysteresis and drain current on/off ratio, reading voltage etc. were found to be dependent on the sweep rate/step voltage employed during scanning. Highest hysteresis with on/off ratio of about 240 was obtained for an optimum step voltage of 2 V while it decreased with further reduction in the same. This was attributed to the longer scanning time leading to release of trapped carriers during forward scan itself. The OFET device was found to exhibit excellent memory retention capability where OFF and ON current measured for about 2 hours after stressing the device at write and erase voltages showed good retention of on/off ratio. PMID:24738406

  14. Mode transition and hysteresis in inductively coupled radio frequency argon discharge

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    Wegner, Th.; Küllig, C.; Meichsner, J.

    2016-02-01

    This contribution presents experimental results about the mode transition of an inductively coupled radio frequency (RF) (13.56 MHz) argon discharge at different total gas pressures. In particular, the positive ion saturation current and the line integrated electron density are measured by Langmuir probe and 160 GHz microwave interferometer, respectively. The mode transition strongly depends on the total gas pressure and can appear stepwise or continuously. The space resolved positive ion saturation current is separately shown for the E- and H-mode at different total gas pressures. Therewith, the pressure dependency of the RF sheath thickness indicates a collisional sheath. The hysteresis phenomenon during the E-H and the inverse H-E transition is discussed within the framework of the matching situation for different total gas pressures. The hysteresis width is analyzed using the absorbed power as well as the coil voltage and current. As a result, the width strongly increases with pressure regarding the power and the coil voltage in the E-mode and remains constant in the H-mode. In addition, the phase shift between the coil voltage and current shows a hysteresis effect, too.

  15. Effects of size distribution on hysteresis losses of magnetic nanoparticles for hyperthermia.

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    Hergt, Rudolf; Dutz, Silvio; Rder, Michael

    2008-09-24

    For understanding hysteresis losses of magnetic nanoparticles to be used for magnetic particle hyperthermia the effect of size distribution on the dependence of hysteresis losses on magnetic field amplitude is studied on the basis of a phenomenological model in the size range from superparamagnetism to magnetic multi-domains-roughly 10 up to 100nm. Relying on experimental data for the size dependence of coercivity, an empirical expression for the dependence of hysteresis loss on field amplitude and particle size is derived for hypothetical monodisperse particle ensembles. Considering experimentally observable size distributions, the dependence of loss on distribution parameters-mean particle size and variance-is studied. There, field amplitude is taken into account as an important parameter, which for technical and biomedical reasons in hyperthermia equipment is restricted. Experimental results for different particle types with mean diameter of 30 nm may be well reproduced theoretically if a small loss contribution of Rayleigh type is taken into account. Results show that the Stoner-Wohlfarth model for single domain magnetization reversal via homogeneous rotation cannot explain experimental observations. In particular, in magnetosomes which are distinguished by nearly ideal crystallographic shapes and narrow size distribution large friction-like losses occur even for small field amplitude. Parameters of the high frequency field for hyperthermia (amplitude and frequency) as well as of the size distribution of applied particles are discussed with respect to attaining maximum specific heating power. PMID:21693832

  16. Observations of hysteresis in solar cycle variations among seven solar activity indicators

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    Bachmann, Kurt T.; White, Oran R.

    1994-01-01

    We show that smoothed time series of 7 indices of solar activity exhibit significant solar cycle dependent differences in their relative variations during the past 20 years. In some cases these observed hysteresis patterns start to repeat over more than one solar cycle, giving evidence that this is a normal feature of solar variability. Among the indices we study, we find that the hysteresis effects are approximately simple phase shifts, and we quantify these phase shifts in terms of lag times behind the leading index, the International Sunspot Number. Our measured lag times range from less than one month to greater than four months and can be much larger than lag times estimated from short-term variations of these same activity indices during the emergence and decay of major active regions. We argue that hysteresis represents a real delay in the onset and decline of solar activity and is an important clue in the search for physical processes responsible for changing solar emission at various wavelengths.

  17. Nonequilibrium hysteresis and Wien effect water dissociation at a bipolar membrane

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    Conroy, D. T.; Craster, R. V.; Matar, O. K.; Cheng, L.-J.; Chang, H.-C.

    2012-11-01

    As in electrochemical cyclic voltammetry, time-periodic reverse voltage bias across a bipolar membrane is shown to exhibit hysteresis due to transient effects. This is due to the incomplete depletion of mobile ions, at the junction between the membranes, within two adjoining polarized layers; the layer thickness depends on the applied voltage and the surface charge densities. Experiments show that the hysteresis consists of an Ohmic linear rise in the total current with respect to the voltage, followed by a decay of the current. A limiting current is established for a long period when all the mobile ions are depleted from the polarized layer. If the resulting high field within the two polarized layers is sufficiently large, water dissociation occurs to produce proton and hydroxyl traveling wave fronts which contribute to another large jump in the current. We use numerical simulation and asymptotic analysis to interpret the experimental results and to estimate the amplitude of the transient hysteresis and the water-dissociation current.

  18. Hysteresis Analysis and Positioning Control for a Magnetic Shape Memory Actuator

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    Lin, Jhih-Hong; Chiang, Mao-Hsiung

    2015-01-01

    Magnetic shape memory alloys (MSM alloys), a new kind of smart materials, have become a potential candidate in many engineering fields. MSMs have the advantage of bearing a huge strain, much larger than other materials. In addition, they also have fast response. These characteristics make MSM a good choice in micro engineering. However, MSMs display the obvious hysteresis phenomenon of nonlinear behavior. Thus the difficulty in using the MSM element as a positioning actuator is increased due to the hysteresis. In this paper, the hysteresis phenomenon of the MSM actuator is analyzed, and the closed-loop positioning control is also implemented experimentally. For that, a modified fuzzy sliding mode control (MFSMC) is proposed. The MFSMC and the PID control are used to design the controllers for realizing the positioning control. The experimental results are compared under different experimental conditions, such as different frequency, amplitude, and loading. The experimental results show that the precise positioning control of MFSMC can be achieved satisfactorily. PMID:25853405

  19. Hysteresis properties of ordinary chondrites and implications for their thermal history

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    Gattacceca, J.; Suavet, C. R.; Rochette, P.; Weiss, B. P.; Winklhofer, M.; Uehara, M.; Friedrich, J. M.

    2013-12-01

    We present a large dataset of magnetic hysteresis properties of ordinary chondrite falls. We show that hysteresis properties are distinctive of individual meteorites while homogeneous among meteorite subsamples. Except for the most primitive chondrites, these properties can be explained by a mixture of multidomain kamacite and tetrataenite (both in the cloudy zone and as larger grains in plessite and in the rim of zoned taenite). Kamacite dominates the induced magnetism whereas tetrataenite dominates the remanent magnetism, in agreement with previous microscopic magnetic observations. Type 5 and 6 chondrites have higher tetrataenite content than type 4 chondrites, suggesting they have lower cooling rates at least in the 650-450 C interval, consistent with an onion-shell model. In equilibrated chondrites, shock-related transient heating events above ~500 C result in the disordering of tetrataenite and associated drastic change in magnetic properties. As a good indicator of the amount of tetrataenite, hysteresis properties are a very sensitive proxy of the thermal history of ordinary chondrites, revealing low cooling rates during thermal metamorphism, and high cooling rates following shock reheating or excavation after thermal metamorphism.

  20. Design of a MEMS piezoresistive differential pressure sensor with small thermal hysteresis for air data modules

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    Song, Jin Woo; Lee, Jang-Sub; An, Jun-Eon; Park, Chan Gook

    2015-06-01

    The design, fabrication, and evaluation results of a MEMS piezoresistive differential pressure sensor fabricated by the dry etching process are described in this paper. The proposed sensor is designed to have optimal performances in mid-pressure range from 0 psi to 20 psi suitable for a precision air data module. The piezoresistors with a Wheatstone bridge structure are implanted where the thermal effects are minimized subject to sustainment of the sensitivity. The rectangular-shaped silicon diaphragm is adopted and its dimension is analyzed for improving pressure sensitivity and linearity. The bridge resistors are driven by constant current to compensate temperature effects on sensitivity. The designed differential pressure sensor is fabricated by using MEMS dry etching techniques, and the fabricated sensing element is attached and packaged in a Kovar package in consideration of leakage and temperature hysteresis. The implemented sensors are tested and evaluated as well. The evaluation results show the static RSS (root sum square) accuracy including nonlinearity, non-repeatability, and pressure hysteresis before temperature compensation is about 0.09%, and the total error band which includes the RSS accuracy, the thermal hysteresis, and other thermal effects is about 0.11%, which confirm the validity of the proposed design process.

  1. Modeling of galfenol bending actuator considering nonlinear hysteresis and dynamic real-time control strategy

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    Shu, Liang; Wu, Guichu; Chen, Dingfang; Dapino, Marcelo J.

    2016-03-01

    On active bending structures, the actuation direction and the excitation field direction are not the same. Simple lumped parameter models are inadequate to describe the relationship between output displacement and input field. In this paper, a dynamic distributed parameter model is presented to describe the system dynamics of a galfenol bending actuator. To consider nonlinearities and hysteresis in bending, a nonlinear magnetomechanical model is developed to characterize the hysteretic magnetostriction generated by the galfenol layer. A dynamic real-time control strategy is proposed to compensate for hysteresis. A nonlinear inverse filter is constructed to linearize the hysteresis based on the proposed distributed parameter model. In order to increase the calculation efficiency, a new iteration method is proposed to calculate the filter. The iteration stepsize of the input field can be adaptively updated according to the inverting error. Simulation results show that significant enhancement of convergence efficiency can be achieved by using the proposed method compared with the existing fixed step size method. Experiments have been conducted to verify the real-time control strategy.

  2. Curved Finite Elements and Curve Approximation

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    Baart, M. L.

    1985-01-01

    The approximation of parameterized curves by segments of parabolas that pass through the endpoints of each curve segment arises naturally in all quadratic isoparametric transformations. While not as popular as cubics in curve design problems, the use of parabolas allows the introduction of a geometric measure of the discrepancy between given and approximating curves. The free parameters of the parabola may be used to optimize the fit, and constraints that prevent overspill and curve degeneracy are introduced. This leads to a constrained optimization problem in two varibles that can be solved quickly and reliably by a simple method that takes advantage of the special structure of the problem. For applications in the field of computer-aided design, the given curves are often cubic polynomials, and the coefficient may be calculated in closed form in terms of polynomial coefficients by using a symbolic machine language so that families of curves can be approximated with no further integration. For general curves, numerical quadrature may be used, as in the implementation where the Romberg quadrature is applied. The coefficient functions C sub 1 (gamma) and C sub 2 (gamma) are expanded as polynomials in gamma, so that for given A(s) and B(s) the integrations need only be done once. The method was used to find optimal constrained parabolic approximation to a wide variety of given curves.

  3. Dual-domain mass-transfer parameters from electrical hysteresis: theory and analytical approach applied to laboratory, synthetic streambed, and groundwater experiments

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    Briggs, Martin; Day-Lewis, Frederick D.; Ong, John B.; Harvey, Judson W.; Lane, John W.

    2014-01-01

    Models of dual-domain mass transfer (DDMT) are used to explain anomalous aquifer transport behavior such as the slow release of contamination and solute tracer tailing. Traditional tracer experiments to characterize DDMT are performed at the flow path scale (meters), which inherently incorporates heterogeneous exchange processes; hence, estimated “effective” parameters are sensitive to experimental design (i.e., duration and injection velocity). Recently, electrical geophysical methods have been used to aid in the inference of DDMT parameters because, unlike traditional fluid sampling, electrical methods can directly sense less-mobile solute dynamics and can target specific points along subsurface flow paths. Here we propose an analytical framework for graphical parameter inference based on a simple petrophysical model explaining the hysteretic relation between measurements of bulk and fluid conductivity arising in the presence of DDMT at the local scale. Analysis is graphical and involves visual inspection of hysteresis patterns to (1) determine the size of paired mobile and less-mobile porosities and (2) identify the exchange rate coefficient through simple curve fitting. We demonstrate the approach using laboratory column experimental data, synthetic streambed experimental data, and field tracer-test data. Results from the analytical approach compare favorably with results from calibration of numerical models and also independent measurements of mobile and less-mobile porosity. We show that localized electrical hysteresis patterns resulting from diffusive exchange are independent of injection velocity, indicating that repeatable parameters can be extracted under varied experimental designs, and these parameters represent the true intrinsic properties of specific volumes of porous media of aquifers and hyporheic zones.

  4. Memory characteristics of hysteresis and creep in multi-layer piezoelectric actuators: An experimental analysis

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    Biggio, Matteo; Butcher, Mark; Giustiniani, Alessandro; Masi, Alessandro; Storace, Marco

    2014-02-01

    In this paper we provide an experimental characterization of creep and hysteresis in a multi-layer piezoelectric actuator (PEA), taking into account their relationships in terms of memory structure. We fit the well-known log-t model to the response of the PEA when driven by piecewise-constant signals, and find that both the instantaneous and the delayed response of the PEA display hysteretic dependence on the voltage level. We investigate experimentally the dependence of the creep coefficient on the input history, by driving the PEA along first-order reversal curves and congruent minor loops, and find that it displays peculiar features like strict congruence of the minor loops and discontinuities. We finally explain the observed experimental behaviors in terms of a slow relaxation of the staircase interface line in the Preisach plane.

  5. A Theoretical Approach Representing Hysteresis in Capillary Pressure-Saturation Relationship Based on Connectivity in Void Space

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    Cihan, A.; Birkholzer, J. T.; Illangasekare, T. H.; Zhou, Q.

    2013-12-01

    This study presents a new theoretical model for description of hysteretic constitutive relationships between capillary pressure and saturation under capillary-dominated multiphase flow conditions in porous media. Hysteretic relationships are required for the accurate prediction of the spatial and temporal distribution of multiphase fluids in response to successively occurring drainage and imbibition events in porous media. In addition to contact angle effects, the connectivity of the void space in the porous medium plays a central role for the macroscopic manifestation of hysteresis behavior and capillary entrapment of wetting and non-wetting fluids. The hysteretic constitutive model developed in this work uses void-size distribution and a measure of connectivity of void space to compute the hysteretic curves and to predict entrapped fluid phase saturations. Two functions, the probability of drainage and the probability of wetting, are introduced to characterize connectivity of fluids in void space during drainage and wetting processes. These functions can be estimated through pore-scale simulations in computer-generated porous media or from traditional experimental measurements of primary drainage and main wetting curves. The hysteresis model results are verified by comparing the model predicted scanning curves with 3D pore-scale simulations as well as with actual data sets obtained from column experiments found in the literature.

  6. A modeling approach to represent hysteresis in capillary pressure-saturation relationship based on fluid connectivity in void space

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    Cihan, Abdullah; Birkholzer, Jens; Illangasekare, Tissa H.; Zhou, Quanlin

    2014-01-01

    This study presents a new model for description of hysteretic constitutive relationships between capillary pressure and saturation under capillary-dominated multiphase flow conditions in porous media. Hysteretic relationships are required for accurate prediction of spatial and temporal distribution of multiphase fluids in response to successively occurring drainage and imbibition events in porous media. In addition to contact angle effects, connectivity of the void space in the porous medium plays a central role for the macroscopic manifestation of hysteresis behavior and capillary entrapment of wetting and nonwetting fluids. The hysteretic constitutive model developed in this work uses void-size distribution and a measure of connectivity for void space to compute the hysteretic curves and to predict entrapped fluid-phase saturations. Two functions, the drainage connectivity function and the wetting connectivity function, are introduced to characterize connectivity of fluids in void space during drainage and wetting processes. These functions can be estimated through pore-scale simulations in computer-generated porous media or from traditional experimental measurements of primary drainage and main wetting curves. The hysteresis model results are verified by comparing the model predicted scanning curves with 3-D pore-scale simulations as well as with actual data sets obtained from column experiments found in the literature.

  7. Darwin curves and galaxy arms

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    He, Jin

    2014-07-01

    In the natural world, there exists one kind of structure which is beyond the scope of human laboratorial experiment. It is the structure of galaxies which is usually composed of billions of stars. Spiral galaxies are flat disk-shaped. There are two types of spiral galaxies. The spiral galaxies with some bar-shaped pattern are called barred spirals, and the ones without the pattern are called ordinary spirals. Longer-wavelength galaxy images (infrared, for example) show that ordinary spiral galaxies are basically an axi-symmetric disk that is called exponential disk. For a planar distribution of matter, Jin He defined Darwin curves in the plane as such that the ratio of the matter densities at both sides of the curve is constant along the curve. Therefore, the arms of ordinary spiral galaxies are Darwin curves. Now an important question is that: Are the arms of barred spiral galaxies the Darwin curves too? Fortunately, Jin He designed a piece of Galaxy Anatomy graphic software. With the software, not only can people simulate the stellar density distribution of barred spiral galaxies but also can draw the Darwin curves of the simulated galaxy structure. This paper shows partial evidence that the arms of galaxy NGC 3275, 4548 and 5921 follow Darwin curves.

  8. Perovskite–fullerene hybrid materials suppress hysteresis in planar diodes

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    Xu, Jixian; Buin, Andrei; Ip, Alexander H.; Li, Wei; Voznyy, Oleksandr; Comin, Riccardo; Yuan, Mingjian; Jeon, Seokmin; Ning, Zhijun; McDowell, Jeffrey J.; Kanjanaboos, Pongsakorn; Sun, Jon-Paul; Lan, Xinzheng; Quan, Li Na; Kim, Dong Ha; Hill, Ian G.; Maksymovych, Peter; Sargent, Edward H.

    2015-01-01

    Solution-processed planar perovskite devices are highly desirable in a wide variety of optoelectronic applications; however, they are prone to hysteresis and current instabilities. Here we report the first perovskite–PCBM hybrid solid with significantly reduced hysteresis and recombination loss achieved in a single step. This new material displays an efficient electrically coupled microstructure: PCBM is homogeneously distributed throughout the film at perovskite grain boundaries. The PCBM passivates the key PbI3− antisite defects during the perovskite self-assembly, as revealed by theory and experiment. Photoluminescence transient spectroscopy proves that the PCBM phase promotes electron extraction. We showcase this mixed material in planar solar cells that feature low hysteresis and enhanced photovoltage. Using conductive AFM studies, we reveal the memristive properties of perovskite films. We close by positing that PCBM, by tying up both halide-rich antisites and unincorporated halides, reduces electric field-induced anion migration that may give rise to hysteresis and unstable diode behaviour. PMID:25953105

  9. Dynamic Contact Angles and Hysteresis under Electrowetting-on-Dielectric

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    Nelson, Wyatt C.; Sen, Prosenjit; Kim, Chang-Jin CJ

    2011-01-01

    By designing and implementing a new experimental method, we have measured the dynamic advancing and receding contact angles and the resulting hysteresis of droplets under electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD). Measurements were obtained over wide ranges of applied EWOD voltages, or electrowetting numbers (0 ? Ew ? 0.9), and droplet sliding speeds, or capillary numbers (1.410-5 ? Ca ? 6.910-3). If Ew or Ca is low, dynamic contact angle hysteresis is not affected much by the EWOD voltage or the sliding speed, i.e., the hysteresis increases by less than 50% with a two order-of-magnitude increase in sliding speed when Ca < 10-3. If both Ew and Ca are high, however, the hysteresis increases with either the EWOD voltage or the sliding speed. Stick-slip oscillations were observed at Ew>0.4. Data are interpreted with simplified hydrodynamic (Cox-Voinov) and molecular-kinetic theory (MKT) models; the Cox-Voinov model captures the trend of the data, but yields unreasonable fitting parameters. MKT fitting parameters associated with the advancing contact line are reasonable, but a lack of symmetry indicates that a more intricate model is required. PMID:21751778

  10. Hysteresis in the phase-slip state of superconducting filaments

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    Kramer, Lorenz; Rangel, Rafael

    1989-04-01

    Recently some papers on measurements of the I-V characteristics (where V is the time-averaged voltage) of superconducting indium microbridges 1 as well as tin and zinc whiskers 2,3 driven by a dc current into the phase-slip state have appeared. Special emphasis was placed on a discussion of the hysteresis, which is well-known in such experiments (see, e.g., Refs. 1 18 in Kramer and Rangel 4 ). The hysteresis was compared with the predictions of the generalized time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau (GTDGL) equations for dirty superconductors in local equilibrium. 4,5 Unfortunately these predictions represent the only results in this context derived ultimately in a rigorous fashion from the standard microscopic theory of superconductivity. Comparison was also made with a model by Kadin, Smith, and Skocpol (KSS), 6,7 which gives a much smaller hysteresis. The authors of Ref. 1 found good agreement with the KSS model. The authors of Refs. 2 and 3 found a hysteresis which is larger than that of the KSS model, but still considerably smaller than predicted by GTDGL theory. They proposed a generalization of KSS which can be fitted to the data.

  11. Causes and implications of colloid and microorganism retention hysteresis

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    Experiments were designed to better understand the causes and implications of colloid and microorganism retention hysteresis with transients in solution ionic strength (IS). Saturated packed column experiments were conducted using two sizes of carboxyl modified latex (CML) microspheres (0.1 and 1.1...

  12. Hysteresis modelling of a core-free EAP tubular actuator

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    Sarban, Rahimullah; Oubaek, Jakob; Kristjnsdttir, Gisla R.; Jones, Richard W.

    2009-03-01

    This work investigates the characterization and modelling of hysteresis in a core-free dielectric electro-active polymer (EAP) tubular actuator. The overall hysteresis effect of the voltage driven system comprises the inherent hysteresis of the fabricated tubular actuator plus a time lag introduced by the associated power supply when charging and discharging the actuator. Specifically the dynamic asymmetric hysteretic model of the voltage driven tubular actuator is decomposed into two models in series, comprising the nonlinear static voltage-strain characteristic of the actuator and an approximate symmetric hysteretic characteristic. The Bouc-Wen model approach is popular in engineering because of its simple interpretation as a nonlinear black-box model, the relatively low number of parameters needed to describe it, and the availability of both optimization and least squares estimation approaches to identify model parameters from experimental data. A disadvantage of the Bouc-Wen modelling approach is that it cannot accurately model asymmetric hysteresis behaviour. The use of the decomposition approach allows the Bouc-Wen model to be used to describe the approximate symmetric hysteretic characteristic. The model parameters are identified using an evolutionary computational algorithm - particle swarm optimization (PSO). PSO is an evolutionary based optimization approach that has been shown to be superior to genetic algorithms.

  13. Small hysteresis and high energy storage power of antiferroelectric ceramics

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    Wang, Jinfei; Yang, Tongqing; Chen, Shengchen; Yao, Xi

    2014-09-01

    In this paper, modified Pb(Zr,Ti)O3(PZT) antiferroelectric (AFE) ceramics system was investigated by traditional solid state method. It was observed that the effect of different contents of Zr/Sn, Zr/Ti on modified PZT antiferroelectrics. With increasing Zr/Sn content, the EAFE (electric field of AFE phase to ferroelectric (FE) phase) value was enlarged. The phase switch field was reduced from FE to AFE (EFA). The hysteresis loops were changed from "slanted" to "square"-types. With increasing Zr/Ti concentrate, the EAFE value, and also the EFA was enlarged, while the hysteresis switch ?E was reduced. The hysteresis loops was from "square" to "slanted"-types. The samples with square hysteresis loops are suitable for energy storage capacitor applications, the composition of ceramics was Pb0.97La0.02(Zr0.90Sn0.05Ti0.05)O3, which have the largest energy storage density 4.426J/cm3 at 227 kV/cm, and ?E was 80 kV/cm, energy efficient ? was about 0.612.

  14. Intrinsic Hysteresis Loops Calculation of BZT Thin Films

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    Hikam, M.; Adnan, S. R.

    2014-04-01

    The Landau Devonshire (LK) simulation is utilized to calculate the intrinsic hysteresis properties of Barium Zirconium Titanate (BZT) doped by Indium and Lanthanum. A Delphi program run on Windows platform is used to facilitate the calculation. The simulation is very useful to calculate and understand the Gibbs free energy and the relationship between spontaneous polarization and electric field.

  15. Hysteresis dynamics, bursting oscillations and evolution to chaotic regimes.

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    Franoise, J-P; Piquet, C

    2005-01-01

    This article describes new aspects of hysteresis dynamics which have been uncovered through computer experiments. There are several motivations to be interested in fast-slow dynamics. For instance, many physiological or biological systems display different time scales. The bursting oscillations which can be observed in neurons, beta-cells of the pancreas and population dynamics are essentially studied via bifurcation theory and analysis of fast-slow systems (Keener and Sneyd, 1998; Rinzel, 1987). Hysteresis is a possible mechanism to generate bursting oscillations. A first part of this article presents the computer techniques (the dotted-phase portrait, the bifurcation of the fast dynamics and the wave form) we have used to represent several patterns specific to hysteresis dynamics. This framework yields a natural generalization to the notion of bursting oscillations where, for instance, the active phase is chaotic and alternates with a quiescent phase. In a second part of the article, we emphasize the evolution to chaos which is often associated with bursting oscillations on the specific example of the Hindmarsh-Rose system. This evolution to chaos has already been studied with classical tools of dynamical systems but we give here numerical evidence on hysteresis dynamics and on some aspects of the wave form. The analytical proofs will be given elsewhere. PMID:16583277

  16. Pseudo-elastic hysteresis in shape memory alloys

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    Müller, I.

    2012-05-01

    Observations of pseudo-elastic hysteresis loops in the shape memory alloy CuAlNi are presented. Particular emphasis is laid on the interior of the overall loop and the phenomena of internal yield and recovery and internal loops are discussed. A thermodynamic argument is presented which may afford an interpretation of the observed phenomena in terms of interfacial energies.

  17. A complete soil hydraulic model accounting for capillary and adsorptive water retention, capillary and film conductivity, and hysteresis

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    Rudiyanto; Sakai, Masaru; van Genuchten, Martinus Th.; Alazba, A. A.; Setiawan, Budi Indra; Minasny, Budiman

    2015-11-01

    A soil hydraulic model that considers capillary hysteretic and adsorptive water retention as well as capillary and film conductivity covering the complete soil moisture range is presented. The model was obtained by incorporating the capillary hysteresis model of Parker and Lenhard into the hydraulic model of Peters-Durner-Iden (PDI) as formulated for the van Genuchten (VG) retention equation. The formulation includes the following processes: capillary hysteresis accounting for air entrapment, closed scanning curves, nonhysteretic sorption of water retention onto mineral surfaces, a hysteretic function for the capillary conductivity, a nonhysteretic function for the film conductivity, and a nearly nonhysteretic function of the conductivity as a function of water content (?) for the entire range of water contents. The proposed model only requires two additional parameters to describe hysteresis. The model was found to accurately describe observed hysteretic water retention and conductivity data for a dune sand. Using a range of published data sets, relationships could be established between the capillary water retention and film conductivity parameters. Including vapor conductivity improved conductivity descriptions in the very dry range. The resulting model allows predictions of the hydraulic conductivity from saturation until complete dryness using water retention parameters.

  18. Nonlinear space charge dynamics in mixed ionic-electronic conductors: Resistive switching and ferroelectric-like hysteresis of electromechanical response

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    Morozovska, Anna N.; Morozovsky, Nicholas V.; Eliseev, Eugene A.; Varenyk, Olexandr V.; Kim, Yunseok; Strelcov, Evgheni; Tselev, Alexander; Kalinin, Sergei V.

    2014-08-14

    We performed self-consistent modelling of nonlinear electrotransport and electromechanical response of thin films of mixed ionic-electronic conductors (MIEC) allowing for steric effects of mobile charged defects (ions, protons, or vacancies), electron degeneration, and Vegard stresses. We establish correlations between the features of the nonlinear space-charge dynamics, current-voltage, and bending-voltage curves for different types of the film electrodes. A pronounced ferroelectric-like hysteresis of the bending-voltage loops and current maxima on the double hysteresis current-voltage loops appear for the electron-transport electrodes. The double hysteresis loop with pronounced humps indicates a memristor-type resistive switching. The switching occurs due to the strong nonlinear coupling between the electronic and ionic subsystems. A sharp meta-stable maximum of the electron density appears near one open electrode and moves to another one during the periodic change of applied voltage. Our results can explain the nonlinear nature and correlation of electrical and mechanical memory effects in thin MIEC films. The analytical expression proving that the electrically induced bending of MIEC films can be detected by interferometric methods is derived.

  19. String networks as tropical curves

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    Ray, Koushik

    2008-09-01

    A prescription for obtaining supergravity solutions for planar (p,q)-string networks is presented, based on earlier results. It shows that networks may be looked upon as tropical curves emerging as the spine of the amoeba of a holomorphic curve in M-theory. The Khler potential of supergravity is identified with the corresponding Ronkin function. Implications of this identification in counting dyons is discussed.

  20. Evaluation of the potential for hysteresis in index-velocity ratings for the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Lemont, Illinois

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    Jackson, P. Ryan; Sinha, Sumit; Dutta, Som; Johnson, Kevin K.; Duncker, James J.; Garcia, Marcelo H.

    2013-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is responsible for monitoring flows in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) near Lemont, Illinois, as a part of the Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District. Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting is mandated by a U.S. Supreme Court decree in order to monitor, and limit, the State of Illinois’ annual diversion of Great Lakes water through the manmade CSSC. Every 5 years, a technical review committee consisting of practicing engineers and academics reviews USGS streamgaging practices in the CSSC near Lemont, Illinois. The sixth technical review committee expressed concern that the index-velocity rating—the method used to estimate mean cross-sectional velocity from a measured index velocity—may be subject to hysteresis at this site because of the unique, unsteady hydraulics of the canal. Hysteresis in index-velocity ratings can occur at sites where the flow distribution in the channel varies significantly between the rising and falling limbs of the hydrograph for the same discharge. Presently, hysteresis in index-velocity ratings has been documented only in tidally affected sites. This report investigates whether hysteresis can occur at this nontidal site, and the conditions under which it is likely to occur, by using both a theoretical approach and a three-dimensional hydrodynamic model. The theoretical analysis investigated the conditions required for hysteresis in the index-velocity rating, and the modeling analysis focused on the effect of the timing of the inflows from the CSSC and the Cal-Sag Channel on the potential for hysteresis and whether highly resolved simulations of actual high-flow events show any evidence of hysteresis. Based on both a theoretical analysis using observed historical data and an analysis using a three-dimensional hydrodynamic model, there is no conclusive evidence for the existence of hysteresis in the index-velocity rating at the USGS streamgage on the CSSC near Lemont, Illinois. Although the theoretical analysis indicated the possibility of hysteresis at this site, the hydrodynamic conditions required to generate hysteresis are not present at this site based on historical data. Ongoing streamgaging practices at this site will use the information in this report and include periodic assessment of the index-velocity rating for any signs of hysteresis that might result from future changes to the operation of this manmade canal.

  1. Interaction of bipolaron with the H2O/O2 redox couple causes current hysteresis in organic thin-film transistors.

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    Qu, Minni; Li, Hui; Liu, Ran; Zhang, Shi-Li; Qiu, Zhi-Jun

    2014-01-01

    Hysteresis in the current-voltage characteristics is one of the major obstacles to the implementation of organic thin-film transistors in large-area integrated circuits. The hysteresis has been correlated either extrinsically to various charge-trapping/transfer mechanisms arising from gate dielectrics or surrounding ambience or intrinsically to the polaron-bipolaron reaction in low-mobility conjugated polymer thin-film transistors. However, a comprehensive understanding essential for developing viable solutions to eliminate hysteresis is yet to be established. By embedding carbon nanotubes in the polymer-based conduction channel of various lengths, here we show that the bipolaron formation/recombination combined with the H2O/O2 electrochemical reaction is responsible for the hysteresis in organic thin-film transistors. The bipolaron-induced hysteresis is a thermally activated process with an apparent activation energy of 0.29 eV for the bipolaron dissociation. This finding leads to a hysteresis model that is generally valid for thin-film transistors with both band transport and hopping conduction in semiconducting thin films. PMID:24463853

  2. Entropy Production and the Pressure–Volume Curve of the Lung

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    Oliveira, Cláudio L. N.; Araújo, Ascânio D.; Bates, Jason H. T.; Andrade, José S.; Suki, Béla

    2016-01-01

    We investigate analytically the production of entropy during a breathing cycle in healthy and diseased lungs. First, we calculate entropy production in healthy lungs by applying the laws of thermodynamics to the well-known transpulmonary pressure–volume (P–V) curves of the lung under the assumption that lung tissue behaves as an entropic spring similar to rubber. The bulk modulus, B, of the lung is also derived from these calculations. Second, we extend this approach to elastic recoil disorders of the lung such as occur in pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema. These diseases are characterized by particular alterations in the P–V relationship. For example, in fibrotic lungs B increases monotonically with disease progression, while in emphysema the opposite occurs. These diseases can thus be mimicked simply by making appropriate adjustments to the parameters of the P–V curve. Using Clausius's formalism, we show that entropy production, ΔS, is related to the hysteresis area, ΔA, enclosed by the P–V curve during a breathing cycle, namely, ΔS=ΔA∕T, where T is the body temperature. Although ΔA is highly dependent on the disease, such formula applies to healthy as well as diseased lungs, regardless of the disease stage. Finally, we use an ansatz to predict analytically the entropy produced by the fibrotic and emphysematous lungs. PMID:26973540

  3. Suspended-sediment rating curve response to urbanization and wildfire, Santa Ana River, California

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    Warrick, J.A.; Rubin, D.M.

    2007-01-01

    River suspended-sediment concentrations provide insights to the erosion and transport of materials from a landscape, and changes in concentrations with time may result from landscape processes or human disturbance. Here we show that suspended-sediment concentrations in the Santa Ana River, California, decreased 20-fold with respect to discharge during a 34-year period (1968−2001). These decreases cannot be attributed to changes in sampling technique or timing, nor to event or seasonal hysteresis. Annual peak and total discharge, however, reveal sixfold increases over the 34-year record, which largely explain the decreases in sediment concentration by a nonlinear dilution process. The hydrological changes were related to the widespread urbanization of the watershed, which resulted in increases in storm water discharge without detectable alteration of sediment discharge, thus reducing suspended-sediment concentrations. Periodic upland wildfire significantly increased water discharge, sediment discharge, and suspended-sediment concentrations and thus further altered the rating curve with time. Our results suggest that previous inventories of southern California sediment flux, which assume time-constant rating curves and extend these curves beyond the sampling history, may have substantially overestimated loads during the most recent decades.

  4. Detection of coronary artery disease using maximum value of ST/HR hysteresis over different number of leads.

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    Viik, J; Lehtinen, R; Malmivuo, J

    1999-01-01

    We have studied the effect of the number and ordering of exercise electrocardiographic (ECG) leads when using the maximum value of the ST segment depression/heart rate (ST/HR) hysteresis over a different number of leads for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). The study population consisted of 127 patients with CAD and 220 patients with a low likelihood of the disease referred for an exercise test at Tampere University Hospital, Finland. The lead system used was the Mason-Likar modification of the standard 12-lead system, and exercise tests were performed on a bicycle ergometer. The number of leads was studied using lead sets consisting of first 2 leads, then 3 leads, and so on, up to all 12 leads. The criterion for the order of inclusion of the next lead in the new lead set was based on the maximized area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve for the new lead set. The importance of the number of leads was evaluated by means of three different approaches: ROC analysis; using a fixed partition criterion of 0.01 mV; and using a fixed specificity value of 80%. According to the results, the most powerful diagnostic capacity of an individual lead was in lead V5, and the most deficient diagnostic capacities were in leads aVL and V1. Using the maximum search procedure, it was possible to improve the diagnostic capacity of the ST/HR hysteresis by anything from 4 up to a maximum of 8 leads. After that it started to decrease rapidly. In conclusion, this study suggests that the diagnostic capacity of the ST/HR hysteresis could be improved by increasing the number of leads. However, the selection of leads is of major importance when using the maximum value of the ST/HR hysteresis over the leads in the detection of CAD. PMID:10688305

  5. Charge state hysteresis in semiconductor quantum dots

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    Yang, C. H.; Rossi, A.; Lai, N. S.; Leon, R.; Lim, W. H.; Dzurak, A. S.

    2014-11-01

    Semiconductor quantum dots provide a two-dimensional analogy for real atoms and show promise for the implementation of scalable quantum computers. Here, we investigate the charge configurations in a silicon metal-oxide-semiconductor double quantum dot tunnel coupled to a single reservoir of electrons. By operating the system in the few-electron regime, the stability diagram shows hysteretic tunnelling events that depend on the history of the dots charge occupancy. We present a model which accounts for the observed hysteretic behaviour by extending the established description for transport in double dots coupled to two reservoirs. We demonstrate that this type of device operates like a single-electron memory latch.

  6. Charge state hysteresis in semiconductor quantum dots

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    Yang, C. H.; Rossi, A. Lai, N. S.; Leon, R.; Lim, W. H.; Dzurak, A. S.

    2014-11-03

    Semiconductor quantum dots provide a two-dimensional analogy for real atoms and show promise for the implementation of scalable quantum computers. Here, we investigate the charge configurations in a silicon metal-oxide-semiconductor double quantum dot tunnel coupled to a single reservoir of electrons. By operating the system in the few-electron regime, the stability diagram shows hysteretic tunnelling events that depend on the history of the dots charge occupancy. We present a model which accounts for the observed hysteretic behaviour by extending the established description for transport in double dots coupled to two reservoirs. We demonstrate that this type of device operates like a single-electron memory latch.

  7. Evaluation, Extension, and Application of a Full Field Light Transmission Technique for the Investigation of Hysteresis in Thin Homogenous Sand Slabs.

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    Norton, Dennis Lance

    1995-01-01

    The objective of this dissertation was to show that significant errors in hydraulic conductivity occur when hysteresis is ignored. A light transmission technique was tested, extended, and then used to collect data on the unsaturated properties of five narrow grain size distribution sands. The data was reduced to produce a family of scale similar pressure/saturation curves and then used to challenge the ability of three numeric hysteretic models to accurately reproduce the experimentally measured permeability. The light transmission technique uses a uniform, controlled, diffuse light source, a transparent slab test cell (100 to 10000 cm^2 or greater) filled with translucent silica sand, and a digital imaging system. Five sands were chosen with differing mean grain size but the same distribution about the mean. Each of the sands were packed homogeneously and cycled through a series of filling and draining sequences. The light transmission technique was evaluated by comparing gravimetric inflow and outflow to that predicted by image analysis using several proposed saturation equations. It was found that the technique is limited in its ability to quantitatively resolve small-scale "heterogeneity" contained within the transmitted light field. The utility of this method is emphasized, however, by its ability to obtain on the order of 2000 x 2000 points with over 4000 levels of saturation for high resolution shuttered imaging systems. The in situ pressure/saturation data generated by this light transmission technique was compared to that obtained using standard column methods and described with the equations of Brooks and Corey and van Genuchten using the computer model RETC. The results show that the optical technique exhibited increased accuracy in comparison to the standard column method. The ability of three capillary hysteresis models; Scott's (1983), Mualem's modified dependent domain (1984a), and Hogarth's (1988), to predict the hysteretic curves was then examined. The models were modified to put them on an equal comparison basis and then implemented with the same minimum input data. The results revealed that small errors in predicted moisture content are amplified when computing the relative hydraulic conductivity values as a function of saturation. None of the models distinguished itself in terms of predictive accuracy.

  8. From principal curves to granular principal curves.

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    Zhang, Hongyun; Pedrycz, Witold; Miao, Duoqian; Wei, Zhihua

    2014-06-01

    Principal curves arising as an essential construct in dimensionality reduction and data analysis have recently attracted much attention from theoretical as well as practical perspective. In many real-world situations, however, the efficiency of existing principal curves algorithms is often arguable, in particular when dealing with massive data owing to the associated high computational complexity. A certain drawback of these constructs stems from the fact that in several applications principal curves cannot fully capture some essential problem-oriented facets of the data dealing with width, aspect ratio, width change, etc. Information granulation is a powerful tool supporting processing and interpreting massive data. In this paper, invoking the underlying ideas of information granulation, we propose a granular principal curves approach, regarded as an extension of principal curves algorithms, to improve efficiency and achieve a sound accuracy-efficiency tradeoff. First, large amounts of numerical data are granulated into C intervals-information granules developed with the use of fuzzy C-means clustering and the two criteria of information granulation, which significantly reduce the amount of data to be processed at the later phase of the overall design. Granular principal curves are then constructed by determining the upper and the lower bounds of the interval data. Finally, we develop an objective function using the criteria of information confidence and specificity to evaluate the granular output formed by the principal curves. We also optimize the granular principal curves by adjusting the level of information granularity (the number of clusters), which is realized with the aid of the particle swarm optimization. A number of numeric studies completed for synthetic and real-world datasets provide a useful quantifiable insight into the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm. PMID:23996588

  9. Hysteresis behavior during reactive magnetron sputtering of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} using a rotating cylindrical magnetron

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    Depla, D.; Haemers, J.; Buyle, G.; Gryse, R. de

    2006-07-15

    Rotating cylindrical magnetrons are used intensively on industrial scale. A rotating cylindrical magnetron on laboratory scale makes it possible to study this deposition technique in detail and under well controlled conditions. Therefore, a small scale rotating cylindrical magnetron was designed and used to study the influence of the rotation speed on the hysteresis behavior during reactive magnetron sputtering of aluminum in Ar/O{sub 2} in dc mode. This study reveals that the hysteresis shifts towards lower oxygen flows when the rotation speed of the target is increased, i.e., target poisoning occurs more readily when the rotation speed is increased. The shift is more pronounced for the lower branch of the hysteresis loop than for the upper branch of the hysteresis. This behavior can be understood qualitatively. The results also show that the oxidation mechanism inside the race track is different from the oxidation mechanism outside the race track. Indeed, outside the race track the oxidation mechanism is only defined by chemisorption while inside the race track reactive ion implantation will also influence the oxidation mechanism.

  10. A simple fuzzy system for modelling of both rate-independent and rate-dependent hysteresis in piezoelectric actuators

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    Li, Pengzhi; Yan, Feng; Ge, Chuan; Wang, Xueliang; Xu, Lisong; Guo, Jialiang; Li, Peiyue

    2013-03-01

    In this paper, a novel fuzzy system based method for modelling both rate-independent and rate-dependent hysteresis in the piezoelectric actuator is proposed. First, the partial Takagi-Sugeno (T-S) fuzzy rule is designed. The antecedent structure of the fuzzy system is identified through uniform partition of its input variable. Then, the parameters of the consequent structure are optimized via the recursive least squares (RLS) algorithm. The modelling method is simple to implement and highly efficient to compute. Experimental results show that the proposed method is efficient to model both rate-independent and rate-dependent hysteresis. Based on the inverse of the developed model, feed-forward hysteresis compensation experiments at the frequencies of 50 Hz and 100 Hz are also conducted with the hysteresis effects being obviously reduced. The major contribution of this paper is that the inverse of the model can be analytically computed and the method can be applied to the case of real-time on-line modelling.

  11. PREFACE: International Workshop on Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis

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    Mortell, Michael P.; O'Malley, Robert E.; Pokrovskii, Alexei; Rachinskii, Dmitrii; Sobolev, Vladimir A.

    2008-07-01

    We are interested in singular perturbation problems and hysteresis as common strongly nonlinear phenomena that occur in many industrial, physical and economic systems. The wording `strongly nonlinear' means that linearization will not encapsulate the observed phenomena. Often these two types of phenomena are manifested for different stages of the same or similar processes. A number of fundamental hysteresis models can be considered as limit cases of time relaxation processes, or admit an approximation by a differential equation which is singular with respect to a particular parameter. However, the amount of interaction between practitioners of theories of systems with time relaxation and systems with hysteresis (and between the `relaxation' and `hysteresis' research communities) is still low, and cross-fertilization is small. In recent years Ireland has become a home for a series of prestigious International Workshops in Singular Perturbations and Hysteresis: International Workshop on Multi-rate Processes and Hysteresis (University College Cork, Ireland, 3-8 April 2006). Proceedings are published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, volume 55. See further information at http://euclid.ucc.ie/murphys2008.htm International Workshop on Hysteresis and Multi-scale Asymptotics (University College Cork, Ireland, 17-21 March 2004). Proceedings are published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, volume 22. See further information at http://euclid.ucc.ie/murphys2006.htm International Workshop on Relaxation Oscillations and Hysteresis (University College Cork, Ireland, 1-6 April 2002). The related collection of invited lectures, was published as a volume Singular Perturbations and Hysteresis, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2005. See further information at http://euclid.ucc.ie/hamsa2004.htm International Workshop on Geometrical Methods of Nonlinear Analysis and Semiconductor Laser Dynamics (University College Cork, Ireland, 5-5 April 2001). A collection of invited papers has been published as a special issue of Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences: Nonlinear dynamics of laser and reacting systems, and is available online at http://www.ins.ucc.ie/roh2002.htm. See further information at http://www.ins.ucc.ie/roh2002.htm Among the aims of these workshops were to bring together leading experts in singular perturbations and hysteresis phenomena in applied problems; to discuss important problems in areas such as reacting systems, semiconductor lasers, shock phenomena in economic modelling, fluid mechanics, etc with an emphasis on hysteresis and singular perturbations; to learn and to share modern techniques in areas of common interest. The `International Workshop on Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis' (University College Cork, Ireland, April 3-8, 2006) brought together more than 70 scientists (including more than 10 students), actively researching in the areas of dynamical systems with hysteresis and singular perturbations, to analyze those phenomena that occur in many industrial, physical and economic systems. The countries represented at the Workshop included Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland and USA. All papers published in this volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series have been peer reviewed through processes administered by the Editors. Reviews were conducted by expert referees to the professional and scientific standards expected of a proceedings journal published by IOP Publishing. The Workshop has been sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), KE Consulting group, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, University College Cork (UCC), Boole Centre for Research in Informatics, UCC, Cork, School of Mathematical Sciences, UCC, Cork, Irish Mathematical Society, Tyndall National Institute, Cork, University of Limerick, Cork Institute of Technology, and Heineken. The supportive affiliation of the European Geophysics Society, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, and Laboratoire Poncelet is gratefully acknowledged. The Editors and the Organizers of the Workshop wish to place on record their sincere gratitude to Mr Andrew Zhezherun and Mr Alexander Pimenov of University College Cork for both the assistance which he provided to all the presenters at the Workshop, and for the careful formatting of all the manuscripts prior to their being forwarded to the Publisher. More information about the Workshop can be found at http://euclid.ucc.ie/murphys2006.htm Michael P Mortell, Robert E O'Malley Jr, Alexei Pokrovskii, Dmitrii Rachinskii and Vladimir Sobolev Editors

  12. Stress dependence and effect of plastic deformation on magnetic hysteresis and anhysteretic magnetization of FeNi32% films

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    Finkel, P.; Lofland, S.

    2007-05-01

    The magnetic hysteresis and anhysteretic magnetization of FeNi32% films were investigated as a function of isotropic stress. The magnetostriction contribution to dc magnetization under elastic stress and the effect of the plastic strain on the hysteresis loops are discussed. Also, a role of the plastic deformation interrelated with the elastic stress in the magnetization process is established. An experimental system based on a conventional vibrating sample magnetometer equipped with a specially designed loading fixture and optical resonant spectroscopy tension monitoring technique are used to measure anhysteretic permeability and magnetization curve as a function of stress. Measurements of magnetostriction as a function of magnetic field were shown to be also possible using this fixture. Stresses are deduced from the characteristic resonant frequency of the sample in the fixture and verified via pulse propagation velocity measurement. Both indirect stress measurements are contactless, relying on remote vibration measurement using a laser Doppler vibrometer. Uniaxial stresses up to 1GPa can be applied for samples down to 50μm specimens. Anhysteretic permeability was extracted from the anhysteretic B-H curves constructed by degaussing the sample at the given longitudinal (parallel to the stresses) dc field. The large positive magnetostriction constant leads to higher susceptibility and lower coercivity with tensile stress while the large volume magnetostriction results in reduced saturation magnetization. Large stresses imposed on the sample result in plastic strain of the sample which induces increase in dislocation density and domain wall pinning. This causes the gain in hysteresis loss and coercivity to increase at the highest stresses.

  13. Correlation between the hysteresis and the initial defect density of graphene

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    Cho, Chunhum; Gon Lee, Young; Jung, Ukjin; Goo Kang, Chang; Lim, Sungkwan; Jun Hwang, Hyeon; Choi, Hojun; Hun Lee, Byoung

    2013-08-01

    The role of the initial defects of graphene characterized by Raman spectroscopy is correlated with the physical mechanisms causing the hysteretic device characteristics of graphene field effect transistors (FETs). Fast charging related to the tunneling-induced charge exchange is found to be closely correlated with the initial defect density, while slow charging related to environmental influences such as the water redox reaction showed a weak correlation. It can be concluded that the intrinsic quality of graphene should be improved to minimize the hysteresis of graphene FETs even in an air-tight environment.

  14. Unconventional Magnetic and Resistive Hysteresis in an Iodine-Bonded Molecular Conductor.

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    Kawaguchi, Genta; Maesato, Mitsuhiko; Komatsu, Tokutaro; Kitagawa, Hiroshi; Imakubo, Tatsuro; Kiswandhi, Andhika; Graf, David; Brooks, James S

    2015-08-24

    Simultaneous manipulation of both spin and charge is a crucial issue in magnetic conductors. We report on a strong correlation between magnetism and conductivity in the iodine-bonded molecular conductor (DIETSe)2 FeBr2 Cl2 [DIETSe=diiodo(ethylenedithio)tetraselenafulvalene], which is the first molecular conductor showing a large hysteresis in both magnetic moment and magnetoresistance associated with a spin-flop transition. Utilizing a mixed-anion approach and iodine bonding interactions, we tailored a molecular conductor with random exchange interactions exhibiting unforeseen physical properties. PMID:26179678

  15. Hysteresis and Kinetic Effects During Liquid-Solid Transitions

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    Streitz, F H; Chau, R

    2009-02-17

    We address the fundamental issue of phase transition kinetics in dynamically compressed materials. Focusing on solid bismuth (Bi) as a prototype material, we used a variety of time-resolved experiments including electrical conductivity and velocimetry to study the phase transition kinetics of the solid-solid phase transitions. Simple single shock experiments performed on several low-lying high pressure phases of Bi, revealed surprisingly complex behavior and slow dynamics. Strong hysteresis effects were observed in the transition behavior in experiments where the compressed Bi was allowed to release back across a phase line. These experiments represent the first reported simultaneous use of resistivity and velocimetry in a shock compression experiment, and the first observation of hysteresis effects occurring during dynamic compression and release.

  16. Method of thermal strain hysteresis reduction in metal matrix composites

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    Dries, Gregory A. (Inventor); Tompkins, Stephen S. (Inventor)

    1987-01-01

    A method is disclosed for treating graphite reinforced metal matrix composites so as to eliminate thermal strain hysteresis and impart dimensional stability through a large thermal cycle. The method is applied to the composite post fabrication and is effective on metal matrix materials using graphite fibers manufactured by both the hot roll bonding and diffusion bonding techniques. The method consists of first heat treating the material in a solution anneal oven followed by a water quench and then subjecting the material to a cryogenic treatment in a cryogenic oven. This heat treatment and cryogenic stress reflief is effective in imparting a dimensional stability and reduced thermal strain hysteresis in the material over a -250.degree. F. to +250.degree. F. thermal cycle.

  17. Attachment/detachment hysteresis of fiber-based magnetic grabbers.

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    Gu, Yu; Kornev, Konstantin G

    2014-04-28

    We developed an experimental protocol to analyze the behaviour of a model fiber-based magnetic grabber. A fiber is vertically suspended and fixed to the substrate by its upper end. A magnetic droplet is attached to the free end of the fiber and when a permanent magnet approaches the droplet, the fiber is forced to bow and finally jumps to the magnet. It appears that one can flex the micro-fibers by very small micro or even nano-Newton forces. Using this setup, we discovered a hysteresis of fiber attachment/detachment: the pathway of the fiber jumping to and off the magnet depends on the distance between the magnet and the clamped end. This phenomenon was successfully explained by the Euler-Benoulli model of an elastic beam. The observed hysteresis of fiber attachment/detachment was attributed to the multiple equilibrium configurations of the fiber tip placed in a dipole-type magnetic field. PMID:24668160

  18. Efficiency of Hysteresis Rods in Small Spacecraft Attitude Stabilization

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    Farrahi, Assal; Sanz-Andrés, Ángel

    2013-01-01

    A semiempirical method for predicting the damping efficiency of hysteresis rods on-board small satellites is presented. It is based on the evaluation of dissipating energy variation of different ferromagnetic materials for two different rod shapes: thin film and circular cross-section rods, as a function of their elongation. Based on this formulation, an optimum design considering the size of hysteresis rods, their cross section shape, and layout has been proposed. Finally, the formulation developed was applied to the case of four existing small satellites, whose corresponding in-flight data are published. A good agreement between the estimated rotational speed decay time and the in-flight data has been observed. PMID:24501579

  19. Voltage hysteresis of lithium ion batteries caused by mechanical stress.

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    Lu, Bo; Song, Yicheng; Zhang, Qinglin; Pan, Jie; Cheng, Yang-Tse; Zhang, Junqian

    2016-02-01

    The crucial role of mechanical stress in voltage hysteresis of lithium ion batteries in charge-discharge cycles is investigated theoretically and experimentally. A modified Butler-Volmer equation of electrochemical kinetics is proposed to account for the influence of mechanical stresses on electrochemical reactions in lithium ion battery electrodes. It is found that the compressive stress in the surface layer of active materials impedes lithium intercalation, and therefore, an extra electrical overpotential is needed to overcome the reaction barrier induced by the stress. The theoretical formulation has produced a linear dependence of the height of voltage hysteresis on the hydrostatic stress difference between lithiation and delithiation, under both open-circuit conditions and galvanostatic operation. Predictions of the electrical overpotential from theoretical equations agree well with the experimental data for thin film silicon electrodes. PMID:26799574

  20. Degradation and capacitance: voltage hysteresis in CdTe devices

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    Albin, D. S.; Dhere, R. G.; Glynn, S. C.; del Cueto, J. A.; Metzger, W. K.

    2009-08-01

    CdS/CdTe photovoltaic solar cells were made on two different transparent conducting oxide (TCO) structures in order to identify differences in fabrication, performance, and reliability. In one set of cells, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) was used to deposit a bi-layer TCO on Corning 7059 borosilicate glass consisting of a F-doped, conductive tin-oxide (cSnO2) layer capped by an insulating (undoped), buffer (iSnO2) layer. In the other set, a more advanced bi-layer structure consisting of sputtered cadmium stannate (Cd2SnO4; CTO) as the conducting layer and zinc stannate (Zn2SnO4; ZTO) as the buffer layer was used. CTO/ZTO substrates yielded higher performance devices however performance uniformity was worse due to possible strain effects associated with TCO layer fabrication. Cells using the SnO2-based structure were only slightly lower in performance, but exhibited considerably greater performance uniformity. When subjected to accelerated lifetime testing (ALT) at 85 - 100 C under 1-sun illumination and open-circuit bias, more degradation was observed in CdTe cells deposited on the CTO/ZTO substrates. Considerable C-V hysteresis, defined as the depletion width difference between reverse and forward direction scans, was observed in all Cu-doped CdTe cells. These same effects can also be observed in thin-film modules. Hysteresis was observed to increase with increasing stress and degradation. The mechanism for hysteresis is discussed in terms of both an ionic-drift model and one involving majority carrier emission in the space-charge region (SCR). The increased generation of hysteresis observed in CdTe cells deposited on CTO/ZTO substrates suggests potential decomposition of these latter oxides when subjected to stress testing.

  1. Barkhausen discontinuities and hysteresis of ferromagnetics: New stochastic approach

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    Vengrinovich, Valeriy

    2014-02-18

    The magnetization of ferromagnetic material is considered as periodically inhomogeneous Markov process. The theory assumes both statistically independent and correlated Barkhausen discontinuities. The model, based on the chain evolution-type process theory, assumes that the domain structure of a ferromagnet passes successively the steps of: linear growing, exponential acceleration and domains annihilation to zero density at magnetic saturation. The solution of stochastic differential Kolmogorov equation enables the hysteresis loop calculus.

  2. Domain-wall motion in random potential and hysteresis modeling

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    Pasquale, M.; Basso, V.; Bertotti, G.; Jiles, D.C.; Bi, Y.

    1998-06-01

    Two different approaches to hysteresis modeling are compared using a common ground based on energy relations, defined in terms of dissipated and stored energy. Using the Preisach model and assuming that magnetization is mainly due to domain-wall motion, one can derive the expression of magnetization along a major loop typical of the Jiles{endash}Atherton model and then extend its validity to cases where mean-field effects and reversible contributions are present. {copyright} {ital 1998 American Institute of Physics.}

  3. Hysteresis compensation for a piezoelectric fiber optic voltage sensor

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    Fusiek, G.; Niewczas, Pawel; Dziuda, L.; McDonald, James R.

    2005-11-01

    We present details of numerical techniques developed to compensate the effects of hysteresis experienced by a hybrid piezoelectric fiber optic voltage sensor. The techniques, implemented using a real-time signal processing system, are tested and their effectiveness evaluated experimentally. The best of the proposed algorithms provides phase error compensation from approximately 7 to nearly 0 deg, and allows us to perform sensor calibration to achieve accuracy better than 0.5% (full scale output).

  4. Hysteresis in suspended sediment to turbidity relations due to changing particle size distributions

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    Landers, Mark N.; Sturm, Terry W.

    2013-01-01

    Turbidity (T) is the most ubiquitous of surrogate technologies used to estimate suspended-sediment concentration (SSC). The effects of sediment size on turbidity are well documented; however, effects from changes in particle size distributions (PSD) are rarely evaluated. Hysteresis in relations of SSC-to-turbidity (SSC~T) for single stormflow events was observed and quantified for a data set of 195 concurrent measurements of SSC, turbidity, discharge, velocity, and volumetric PSD collected during five stormflows in 20092010 on Yellow River at Gees Mill Road in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Regressions of SSC-normalized turbidity (T/SSC) on concurrently measured PSD percentiles show an inverse, exponential influence of particle size on turbidity that is not constant across the size range of the PSD. The majority of the influence of PSD on T/SSC is from particles of fine-silt and smaller sizes (finer than 16 microns). This study shows that small changes in the often assumed stability of the PSD are significant to SSC~T relations. Changes of only 5 microns in the fine silt and smaller size fractions of suspended sediment PSD can produce hysteresis in the SSC~T rating that can increase error and produce bias. Observed SSC~T hysteresis may be an indicator of changes in sediment properties during stormflows and of potential changes in sediment sources. Trends in the PSD time series indicate that sediment transport is capacity-limited for sand-sized sediment in the channel and supply-limited for fine silt and smaller sediment from the hillslope.

  5. Hysteresis in suspended sediment to turbidity relations due to changing particle size distributions

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    Landers, Mark N.; Sturm, Terry W.

    2013-09-01

    Turbidity (T) is the most ubiquitous of surrogate technologies used to estimate suspended-sediment concentration (SSC). The effects of sediment size on turbidity are well documented; however, effects from changes in particle size distributions (PSD) are rarely evaluated. Hysteresis in relations of SSC-to-turbidity (SSC˜T) for single stormflow events was observed and quantified for a dataset of 195 concurrent measurements of SSC, turbidity, discharge, velocity, and volumetric PSD collected during five stormflows in 2009-2010 on Yellow River at Gees Mill Road in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Regressions of SSC-normalized turbidity (T/SSC) on concurrently measured PSD percentiles show an inverse, exponential influence of particle size on turbidity that is not constant across the size range of the PSD. The majority of the influence of PSD on T/SSC is from particles of fine silt and smaller sizes (finer than 16 µm). This study shows that small changes in the often assumed stability of the PSD are significant to SSC˜T relations. Changes of only 5 µm in the fine silt and smaller size fractions of suspended sediment PSD can produce hysteresis in the SSC˜T rating that can increase error and produce bias. Observed SSC˜T hysteresis may be an indicator of changes in sediment properties during stormflows and of potential changes in sediment sources. Trends in the PSD time series indicate that sediment transport is capacity limited for sand-sized sediment in the channel and supply limited for fine silt and smaller sediment from the hillslope.

  6. Hysteresis of the resonance frequency of magnetostrictive bending cantilevers

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    Löffler, Michael; Kremer, Ramona; Sutor, Alexander; Lerch, Reinhard

    2015-05-01

    Magnetostrictive bending cantilevers are applicable for wirelessly measuring physical quantities such as pressure and strain. Exploiting the ΔE-effect, the resonance frequency of the cantilevers is shifted because of a change in the magnetic biasing field. The biasing field, in turn, depends on the applied pressure or strain, respectively. With a view to the application as a reliable sensor, maximum sensitivity but minimum hysteresis in the biasing field/resonance frequency dependence is preferred. In this contribution, monomorph bending cantilevers fabricated using magnetostrictive Fe49Co49V2 and Metglas 2605SA1 are investigated regarding their applicability for future sensors. For this purpose, the biasing field-dependent polarization of the magnetostrictive materials and bending of the cantilevers are determined. Furthermore, a setup to magnetically bias the cantilevers and determine the bending resonance frequency is presented. Here, the resonance frequency is identified by measuring the impulse response employing a laser Doppler vibrometer. The measurement results reveal that cantilevers made of Fe49Co49V2 possess a distinct hysteretic behaviour at low magnetic biasing field magnitudes. This is ascribed to the polarization and bending hysteresis. Cantilevers fabricated using Metglas 2605SA1 feature a lower resonance frequency shift compared to cantilevers with Fe49Co49V2, which would result in a lower sensitivity of the sensor. However, their resonance frequency hysteresis is almost negligible.

  7. Sensitivity and hysteresis properties of A-WO3, Ta2O5, and A-Si:H gate ion-sensitive field-effect transistors

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    Chiang, Jung Lung; Chou, Jung Chuan; Chen, Ying-Chung

    2002-08-01

    The sensitivity and hysteresis effects of ion-sensitive field-effect transistor (ISFET) devices based on a-WO3, Ta2O5, and a-Si:H thin films have been investigated. The pH sensitivity is one of the important characteristic parameters of ISFET devices, and the response of an ISFET is mainly determined by the type of the sensing membrane; therefore the sensing material plays a significant role. Furthermore, hysteresis leads to inaccuracy and instability of ISFET measuring devices. In this investigation the pH sensitivities of different sensing-gate ISFET devices were measured in different buffer solutions by current-voltage (I-V) measurement, and the hysteresis curves were measured by exposing the device to several cycles of pH values over different loop times. According to the experimental results, a-WO3 and a- Si:H are useful in acidic buffer solutions (pH 1 to 7), and Ta2O5 at pH 1 to 12. The pH sensitivities are all larger than 50 mV/pH, and it was found that the key parameter in determining the hysteresis width is the loop time.

  8. Effect of Electron Energy Distribution on the Hysteresis of Plasma Discharge: Theory, Experiment, and Modeling.

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    Lee, Hyo-Chang; Chung, Chin-Wook

    2015-01-01

    Hysteresis, which is the history dependence of physical systems, is one of the most important topics in physics. Interestingly, bi-stability of plasma with a huge hysteresis loop has been observed in inductive plasma discharges. Despite long plasma research, how this plasma hysteresis occurs remains an unresolved question in plasma physics. Here, we report theory, experiment, and modeling of the hysteresis. It was found experimentally and theoretically that evolution of the electron energy distribution (EED) makes a strong plasma hysteresis. In Ramsauer and non-Ramsauer gas experiments, it was revealed that the plasma hysteresis is observed only at high pressure Ramsauer gas where the EED deviates considerably from a Maxwellian shape. This hysteresis was presented in the plasma balance model where the EED is considered. Because electrons in plasmas are usually not in a thermal equilibrium, this EED-effect can be regarded as a universal phenomenon in plasma physics. PMID:26482650

  9. Effect of Electron Energy Distribution on the Hysteresis of Plasma Discharge: Theory, Experiment, and Modeling

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    Lee, Hyo-Chang; Chung, Chin-Wook

    2015-01-01

    Hysteresis, which is the history dependence of physical systems, is one of the most important topics in physics. Interestingly, bi-stability of plasma with a huge hysteresis loop has been observed in inductive plasma discharges. Despite long plasma research, how this plasma hysteresis occurs remains an unresolved question in plasma physics. Here, we report theory, experiment, and modeling of the hysteresis. It was found experimentally and theoretically that evolution of the electron energy distribution (EED) makes a strong plasma hysteresis. In Ramsauer and non-Ramsauer gas experiments, it was revealed that the plasma hysteresis is observed only at high pressure Ramsauer gas where the EED deviates considerably from a Maxwellian shape. This hysteresis was presented in the plasma balance model where the EED is considered. Because electrons in plasmas are usually not in a thermal equilibrium, this EED-effect can be regarded as a universal phenomenon in plasma physics. PMID:26482650

  10. Effect of Electron Energy Distribution on the Hysteresis of Plasma Discharge: Theory, Experiment, and Modeling

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    Lee, Hyo-Chang; Chung, Chin-Wook

    2015-10-01

    Hysteresis, which is the history dependence of physical systems, is one of the most important topics in physics. Interestingly, bi-stability of plasma with a huge hysteresis loop has been observed in inductive plasma discharges. Despite long plasma research, how this plasma hysteresis occurs remains an unresolved question in plasma physics. Here, we report theory, experiment, and modeling of the hysteresis. It was found experimentally and theoretically that evolution of the electron energy distribution (EED) makes a strong plasma hysteresis. In Ramsauer and non-Ramsauer gas experiments, it was revealed that the plasma hysteresis is observed only at high pressure Ramsauer gas where the EED deviates considerably from a Maxwellian shape. This hysteresis was presented in the plasma balance model where the EED is considered. Because electrons in plasmas are usually not in a thermal equilibrium, this EED-effect can be regarded as a universal phenomenon in plasma physics.

  11. Utilizing dynamic tensiometry to quantify contact angle hysteresis and wetting state transitions on nonwetting surfaces.

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    Kleingartner, Justin A; Srinivasan, Siddarth; Mabry, Joseph M; Cohen, Robert E; McKinley, Gareth H

    2013-11-01

    Goniometric techniques traditionally quantify two parameters, the advancing and receding contact angles, that are useful for characterizing the wetting properties of a solid surface; however, dynamic tensiometry, which measures changes in the net force on a surface during the repeated immersion and emersion of a solid into a probe liquid, can provide further insight into the wetting properties of a surface. We detail a framework for analyzing tensiometric results that allows for the determination of wetting hysteresis, wetting state transitions, and characteristic topographical length scales on textured, nonwetting surfaces, in addition to the more traditional measurement of apparent advancing and receding contact angles. Fluorodecyl POSS, a low-surface-energy material, was blended with commercially available poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and then dip- or spray-coated onto glass substrates. These surfaces were probed with a variety of liquids to illustrate the effects of probe liquid surface tension, solid surface chemistry, and surface texture on the apparent contact angles and wetting hysteresis of nonwetting surfaces. Woven meshes were then used as model structured substrates to add a second, larger length scale for the surface texture. When immersed into a probe liquid, these spray-coated mesh surfaces can form a metastable, solid-liquid-air interface on the largest length scale of surface texture. The increasing hydrostatic pressure associated with progressively greater immersion depths disrupts this metastable, composite interface and forces penetration of the probe liquid into the mesh structure. This transition is marked by a sudden change in the wetting hysteresis, which can be systematically probed using spray-coated, woven meshes of varying wire radius and spacing. We also show that dynamic tensiometry can accurately and quantitatively characterize topographical length scales that are present on microtextured surfaces. PMID:24070378

  12. Application of magnetomechanical hysteresis modeling to magnetic techniques for monitoring neutron embrittlement and biaxial stress

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    Sablik, M.J.; Kwun, H.; Rollwitz, W.L.; Cadena, D.

    1992-01-01

    The objective is to investigate experimentally and theoretically the effects of neutron embrittlement and biaxial stress on magnetic properties in steels, using various magnetic measurement techniques. Interaction between experiment and modeling should suggest efficient magnetic measurement procedures for determining neutron embrittlement biaxial stress. This should ultimately assist in safety monitoring of nuclear power plants and of gas and oil pipelines. In the first six months of this first year study, magnetic measurements were made on steel surveillance specimens from the Indian Point 2 and D.C. Cook 2 reactors. The specimens previously had been characterized by Charpy tests after specified neutron fluences. Measurements now included: (1) hysteresis loop measurement of coercive force, permeability and remanence, (2) Barkhausen noise amplitude; and (3) higher order nonlinear harmonic analysis of a 1 Hz magnetic excitation. Very good correlation of magnetic parameters with fluence and embrittlement was found for specimens from the Indian Point 2 reactor. The D.C. Cook 2 specimens, however showed poor correlation. Possible contributing factors to this are: (1) metallurgical differences between D.C. Cook 2 and Indian Point 2 specimens; (2) statistical variations in embrittlement parameters for individual samples away from the stated men values; and (3) conversion of the D.C. Cook 2 reactor to a low leakage core configuration in the middle of the period of surveillance. Modeling using a magnetomechanical hysteresis model has begun. The modeling will first focus on why Barkhausen noise and nonlinear harmonic amplitudes appear to be better indicators of embrittlement than the hysteresis loop parameters.

  13. A suite of user-friendly global climate models: Hysteresis experiments

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    Fraedrich, K.

    2012-05-01

    A hierarchy of global spectral circulation models is introduced ranging from the shallow-water system via the primitive-equation dynamical core of the atmosphere to the Planet Simulator as a Global Climate Model (GCM) of Intermediate Complexity (MIC) which can be used to run climate and paleo-climate simulations for time scales up to ten thousand years or more in an acceptable real time. The priorities in development are set to speed, easy handling and portability with a modular structure suitable for problem-dependent configuration. Adaptions exist for the planetary atmospheres of Mars and of Saturn's moon Titan and are being extended. Common coupling interfaces enable the addition of ocean, ice, vegetation models and more. An interactive mode with a Model Starter and a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is available to select a configuration from the available model suite, to set its parameters and inspect atmospheric fields while changing the models' parameters on the fly. This is especially useful for teaching, debugging and tuning of parameterizations. An updated overview of the model suite's features is presented based on the Earth-like climate model Planet Simulator with mixed-layer ocean introducing static and memory hysteresis in terms of a parameter sweep of the solar constant and CO2 concentrations. The static hysteresis experiment demonstrates that the solar constant varying by 20% reveals warm and snowball Earth climate regimes depending on the history of the system. This hysteresis subjected to a thermodynamic analysis shows the following features: i) Both climate regimes are characterized by global mean surface temperature and entropy growing with increasing solar constant. ii) The climate system's efficiency decreases (increases) with increasing solar constant in present-day warm (snowball) climate conditions. iii) Climate transitions near bifurcation points are characterized by high efficiency associated with the system's large distance from the stable regime. Memory hysteresis evolves when changing the direct atmospheric radiative forcing which, associated with a well-mixed CO2 concentration, modifies the planetary thermodynamic state, and hence the surface temperature. The hysteresis effected by different CO2 change rates is analysed: i) The response is due to infrared cooling (for constant temperature lapse-rate) which, in turn, is related to the surface temperature through the Stefan-Boltzmann law in a ratio proportional to the new infrared opacity. Subsequent indirect effects, that are water-vapour-greenhouse and ice-albedo feedbacks, enhance the response. ii) Different rates of CO2 variation may lead to similar transient climates characterized by the same global mean surface temperature but different values of CO2 concentration. iii) Far from the bifurcation points, the model's climate depends on the history of the radiative forcing thus displaying a hysteresis cycle that is neither static nor dynamical, but is related to the memory response of the model determined by the mixed-layer depth of the ocean. Results are supported by a zero-dimensional energy balance model.

  14. Magnetic anisotropy, unusual hysteresis and putative up-up-down magnetic structure in EuTAl4Si2 (T = Rh and Ir)

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    Maurya, Arvind; Thamizhavel, A.; Dhar, S. K.; Bonville, P.

    2015-01-01

    We present detailed investigations on single crystals of quaternary EuRhAl4Si2 and EuIrAl4Si2. The two compounds order antiferromagnetically at TN1?=?11.7 and 14.7?K, respectively, each undergoing two magnetic transitions. The magnetic properties in the ordered state present a large anisotropy despite Eu2+being an S-state ion for which the single-ion anisotropy is expected to be weak. Two features in the magnetization measured along the c-axis are prominent. At 1.8?K, a ferromagnetic-like jump occurs at very low field to a value one third of the saturation magnetization (1/3?M0) followed by a wide plateau up to 2 T for Rh and 4 T for Ir-compound. At this field value, a sharp hysteretic spin-flop transition occurs to a fully saturated state (M0). Surprisingly, the magnetization does not return to origin when the field is reduced to zero in the return cycle, as expected in an antiferromagnet. Instead, a remnant magnetization 1/3 M0 is observed and the magnetic loop around the origin shows hysteresis. This suggests that the zero field magnetic structure has a ferromagnetic component, and we present a model with up to third neighbor exchange and dipolar interaction which reproduces the magnetization curves and hints to an up-up-down magnetic structure in zero field. PMID:26156410

  15. Magnetic anisotropy, unusual hysteresis and putative up-up-down magnetic structure in EuTAl4Si2 (T = Rh and Ir)

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    Maurya, Arvind; Thamizhavel, A.; Dhar, S. K.; Bonville, P.

    2015-07-01

    We present detailed investigations on single crystals of quaternary EuRhAl4Si2 and EuIrAl4Si2. The two compounds order antiferromagnetically at TN1?=?11.7 and 14.7?K, respectively, each undergoing two magnetic transitions. The magnetic properties in the ordered state present a large anisotropy despite Eu2+being an S-state ion for which the single-ion anisotropy is expected to be weak. Two features in the magnetization measured along the c-axis are prominent. At 1.8?K, a ferromagnetic-like jump occurs at very low field to a value one third of the saturation magnetization (1/3?M0) followed by a wide plateau up to 2 T for Rh and 4 T for Ir-compound. At this field value, a sharp hysteretic spin-flop transition occurs to a fully saturated state (M0). Surprisingly, the magnetization does not return to origin when the field is reduced to zero in the return cycle, as expected in an antiferromagnet. Instead, a remnant magnetization 1/3 M0 is observed and the magnetic loop around the origin shows hysteresis. This suggests that the zero field magnetic structure has a ferromagnetic component, and we present a model with up to third neighbor exchange and dipolar interaction which reproduces the magnetization curves and hints to an up-up-down magnetic structure in zero field.

  16. Phase nucleation in curved space

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    Gmez, Leopoldo R.; Garca, Nicols A.; Vitelli, Vincenzo; Lorenzana, Jos; Vega, Daniel A.

    2015-04-01

    Nucleation and growth is the dominant relaxation mechanism driving first-order phase transitions. In two-dimensional flat systems, nucleation has been applied to a wide range of problems in physics, chemistry and biology. Here we study nucleation and growth of two-dimensional phases lying on curved surfaces and show that curvature modifies both critical sizes of nuclei and paths towards the equilibrium phase. In curved space, nucleation and growth becomes inherently inhomogeneous and critical nuclei form faster on regions of positive Gaussian curvature. Substrates of varying shape display complex energy landscapes with several geometry-induced local minima, where initially propagating nuclei become stabilized and trapped by the underlying curvature.

  17. Complete denture retention. Part I: Physical analysis of the mechanism. Hysteresis of the solid-liquid contact angle.

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    Monsngo, P; Proust, J

    1989-08-01

    Analysis of physical forces involved in the mechanism of denture retention clearly shows that the hysteresis of the liquid-solid contact angle governs the viscoelastic response of the system dislodgment. This result is in contradiction to the most commonly admitted view according to which perfect wettability is necessary to obtain good retention and implies the existence of the high advancing contact angle of saliva on a prosthetic material. PMID:2668514

  18. Critical curves in conformally invariant statistical systems

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    Rushkin, I.; Bettelheim, E.; Gruzberg, I. A.; Wiegmann, P.

    2007-03-01

    We consider critical curvesconformally invariant curvesthat appear at critical points of two-dimensional statistical mechanical systems. We show how to describe these curves in terms of the Coulomb gas formalism of conformal field theory (CFT). We also provide links between this description and the stochastic (Schramm-) Loewner evolution (SLE). The connection appears in the long-time limit of stochastic evolution of various SLE observables related to CFT primary fields. We show how the multifractal spectrum of harmonic measure and other fractal characteristics of critical curves can be obtained.

  19. Anhysteretic and biased first magnetization curves for Finemet-type toroidal samples

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    Varga, L. K.; Kovcs, Gy.; Takcs, J.

    The anhysteretic and a set of biased first magnetization (BFMC) curves together with a set of first-order reversal curves (FORC) were measured and modeled by the hyperbolic T( x) model for a Finemet-type nanocrystalline toroidal sample with a round hysteresis loop. Similar to the FORC diagram, a "fingerprint"-like distribution has been obtained from a set of BFMC curves using the mixed second-derivate method of Pike. It is concluded that while the FORC diagram gives the distribution of coercive fields (or Preisach distribution), the BFMC diagram gives the distribution of the critical field where the domain wall magnetization become unstable and split up.

  20. The Skipping Rope Curve

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    Nordmark, Arne; Essen, Hanno

    2007-01-01

    The equilibrium of a flexible inextensible string, or chain, in the centrifugal force field of a rotating reference frame is investigated. It is assumed that the end points are fixed on the rotation axis. The shape of the curve, the skipping rope curve or "troposkien", is given by the Jacobi elliptic function sn. (Contains 3 figures.)

  1. Effect of contact angle hysteresis on moving liquid film integrity

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    Simon, F. F.; Hsu, Y. Y.

    1972-01-01

    A study was made of the formation and breakdown of a water film moving over solid surfaces (teflon, lucite, stainless steel, and copper). The flow rate associated with film formation was found to be higher than the flow rate at which film breakdown occurred. The difference in the flow rates for film formation and film breakdown was attributed to contact angle hysteresis. Analysis and experiment, which are in good agreement, indicated that film formation and film breakdown are functions of the advancing and receding angles, respectively.

  2. Effect of contact angle hysteresis on moving liquid film integrity.

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    Simon, F. F.; Hsu, Y. Y.

    1972-01-01

    A study was made of the formation and breakdown of a water film moving over solid surfaces (teflon, lucite, stainless steel, and copper). The flow rate associated with film formation was found to be higher than the flow rate at which film breakdown occurred. The difference in the flow rates for film formation and film breakdown was attributed to contact angle hysteresis. Analysis and experiment, which are in good agreement, indicated that film formation and film breakdown are functions of the advancing and receding angles, respectively.

  3. Stability of soap films: hysteresis and nucleation of black films.

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    Casteletto, Valeria; Cantat, Isabelle; Sarker, Dipak; Bausch, Richard; Bonn, Daniel; Meunier, Jacques

    2003-01-31

    We study the stability of soap films of a nonionic surfactant under different applied capillary pressures on the film. Depending on the pressure, either a thick common black film (CBF), or a micro-scopically thin Newton black film (NBF) is formed as a (metastable) equilibrium state, with a first-order (discontinuous) transition between the two. Studying the dynamics of the CBF-NBF transition, it is found that under certain conditions a hysteresis for the transition is observed: for a given range of pressures, either of the two states may be observed. We quantify the nucleation process that is at the basis of these observations both experimentally and theoretically. PMID:12570466

  4. Stability of Soap Films: Hysteresis and Nucleation of Black Films

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    Casteletto, Valeria; Cantat, Isabelle; Sarker, Dipak; Bausch, Richard; Bonn, Daniel; Meunier, Jacques

    2003-01-01

    We study the stability of soap films of a nonionic surfactant under different applied capillary pressures on the film. Depending on the pressure, either a thick common black film (CBF), or a microscopically thin Newton black film (NBF) is formed as a (metastable) equilibrium state, with a first-order (discontinuous) transition between the two. Studying the dynamics of the CBF-NBF transition, it is found that under certain conditions a hysteresis for the transition is observed: for a given range of pressures, either of the two states may be observed. We quantify the nucleation process that is at the basis of these observations both experimentally and theoretically.

  5. Curves, dynamical systems, and weighted point counting.

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    Cornelissen, Gunther

    2013-06-11

    Suppose X is a (smooth projective irreducible algebraic) curve over a finite field k. Counting the number of points on X over all finite field extensions of k will not determine the curve uniquely. Actually, a famous theorem of Tate implies that two such curves over k have the same zeta function (i.e., the same number of points over all extensions of k) if and only if their corresponding Jacobians are isogenous. We remedy this situation by showing that if, instead of just the zeta function, all Dirichlet L-series of the two curves are equal via an isomorphism of their Dirichlet character groups, then the curves are isomorphic up to "Frobenius twists", i.e., up to automorphisms of the ground field. Because L-series count points on a curve in a "weighted" way, we see that weighted point counting determines a curve. In a sense, the result solves the analogue of the isospectrality problem for curves over finite fields (also know as the "arithmetic equivalence problem"): It states that a curve is determined by "spectral" data, namely, eigenvalues of the Frobenius operator of k acting on the cohomology groups of all ℓ-adic sheaves corresponding to Dirichlet characters. The method of proof is to show that this is equivalent to the respective class field theories of the curves being isomorphic as dynamical systems, in a sense that we make precise. PMID:23716684

  6. Energy dissipation due to viscosity during deformation of a capillary surface subject to contact angle hysteresis

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    Athukorallage, Bhagya; Iyer, Ram

    2014-02-01

    A capillary surface is the boundary between two immiscible fluids. When the two fluids are in contact with a solid surface, there is a contact line. The physical phenomena that cause dissipation of energy during a motion of the contact line are hysteresis in the contact angle dynamics, and viscosity of the fluids involved. In this paper, we consider a simplified problem where a liquid and a gas are bounded between two parallel plane surfaces with a capillary surface between the liquid-gas interface. The liquid-plane interface is considered to be non-ideal, which implies that the contact angle of the capillary surface at the interface is set-valued, and change in the contact angle exhibits hysteresis. We analyze a two-point boundary value problem for the fluid flow described by the Navier-Stokes and continuity equations, wherein a capillary surface with one contact angle is deformed to another with a different contact angle. The main contribution of this paper is that we show the existence of non-unique classical solutions to this problem, and numerically compute the dissipation.

  7. Abnormal Current-Voltage Hysteresis Induced by Reverse Bias in Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite Photovoltaics.

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    Rajagopal, Adharsh; Williams, Spencer T; Chueh, Chu-Chen; Jen, Alex K-Y

    2016-03-17

    In this study, reverse bias (RB)-induced abnormal hysteresis is investigated in perovskite solar cells (PVSCs) with nickel oxide (NiOx)/methylammonium lead iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) interfaces. Through comprehensive current-voltage (I-V) characterization and bias-dependent external quantum efficiency (EQE) measurements, we demonstrate that this phenomenon is caused by the interfacial ion accumulation intrinsic to CH3NH3PbI3. Subsequently, via systematic analysis we discover that the abnormal I-V behavior is remarkably similar to tunnel diode I-V characteristics and is due to the formation of a transient tunnel junction at NiOx/CH3NH3PbI3 interfaces under RB. The detailed analysis navigating the complexities of I-V behavior in CH3NH3PbI3-based solar cells provided here ultimately illuminates possibilities in modulating ion motion and hysteresis via interfacial engineering in PVSCs. Furthermore, this work shows that RB can alter how CH3NH3PbI3 contributes to the functional nature of devices and provides the first steps toward approaching functional perovskite interfaces in new ways for metrology and analysis of complex transient processes. PMID:26927828

  8. Double hysteresis loops and large negative and positive electrocaloric effects in tetragonal ferroelectrics.

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    Wu, Hong-Hui; Zhu, Jiaming; Zhang, Tong-Yi

    2015-10-01

    Phase field modelling and thermodynamic analysis are employed to investigate depolarization and compression induced large negative and positive electrocaloric effects (ECEs) in ferroelectric tetragonal crystalline nanoparticles. The results show that double-hysteresis loops of polarization versus electric field dominate at temperatures below the Curie temperature of the ferroelectric material, when the mechanical compression exceeds a critical value. In addition to the mechanism of pseudo-first-order phase transition (PFOPT), the double-hysteresis loops are also caused by the abrupt rise of macroscopic polarization from the abc phase to the c phase or the sudden fall of macroscopic polarization from the c phase to the abc phase when the temperature increases. This phenomenon is called the electric-field-induced-pseudo-phase transition (EFIPPT) in the present study. Similar to the two types of PFOPTs, the two types of EFIPPTs cause large negative and positive ECEs, respectively, and give the maximum absolute values of negative and positive adiabatic temperature change (ATC ?T). The temperature associated with the maximum absolute value of negative ATC ?T is lower than that associated with the maximum positive ATC ?T. Both maximum absolute values of ATC ?Ts change with the variation in the magnitude of an applied electric field and depend greatly on the compression intensity. PMID:26307461

  9. Memory-efficient architecture for hysteresis thresholding and object feature extraction.

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    Najjar, Mayssaa A; Karlapudi, Swetha; Bayoumi, Magdy A

    2011-12-01

    Hysteresis thresholding is a method that offers enhanced object detection. Due to its recursive nature, it is time consuming and requires a lot of memory resources. This makes it avoided in streaming processors with limited memory. We propose two versions of a memory-efficient and fast architecture for hysteresis thresholding: a high-accuracy pixel-based architecture and a faster block-based one at the expense of some loss in the accuracy. Both designs couple thresholding with connected component analysis and feature extraction in a single pass over the image. Unlike queue-based techniques, the proposed scheme treats candidate pixels almost as foreground until objects complete; a decision is then made to keep or discard these pixels. This allows processing on the fly, thus avoiding additional passes for handling candidate pixels and extracting object features. Moreover, labels are reused so only one row of compact labels is buffered. Both architectures are implemented in MATLAB and VHDL. Simulation results on a set of real and synthetic images show that the execution speed can attain an average increase up to 24 for the pixel-based and 52 for the block-based when compared to state-of-the-art techniques. The memory requirements are also drastically reduced by about 99%. PMID:21521668

  10. Hysteresis losses and magnetic phenomena in oscillating disks of type II superconductors

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    Cave, J. R.; LeBlanc, M. A. R.

    1982-03-01

    Hysteresis losses and the behavior of the magnetic flux threading superconducting disks of Nb oscillating slowly over various angular displacements in static magnetic fields H0 directed perpendicular to the axis of rotation have been investigated by continuously monitoring and , the average components of the magnetic induction, in the plane of the disk, parallel and perpendicular to H0. A simple model proposed previously satisfactorily accounts for the initial changes, starting from various initial flux configurations, the subsequent cyclical behavior, and the hysteresis losses. Expulsion of flux from the disk occurs during part of the first oscillation, then the amount of flux threading the disk remains constant during the subsequent oscillations, although the orientation distribution of the flux profile undergoes spectacular periodic variations. The analysis shows that d?/dx = k dB/dx describes the orientation of the sheets of flux lines with respect to H0 with distance from the flat surfaces. dB/dx is the critical gradient of flux density and k(T) is the shearing parameter of the flux lattice for the sample. The surface step, ignored in the previous work, is introduced in the model using simple approximations.

  11. On the explanation of hysteresis in the adsorption of ammonia on graphitized thermal carbon black.

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    Zeng, Yonghong; Do, D D; Horikawa, Toshihide; Nicholson, D; Nakai, Kazuyuki

    2015-12-23

    We present a Monte Carlo simulation and experimental study of ammonia adsorption on graphitized thermal carbon black. Our new molecular model for the adsorbent is composed of basal plane graphene surfaces with ultrafine pores grafted with hydroxyl groups at the junctions between graphene layers. The simulated adsorption isotherms and isosteric heats are in good agreement with the experimental data of Holmes and Beebe, and the simulations reproduce the unusual experimental hysteresis of ammonia adsorption on an open graphite surface for the first time in the literature. The detailed mechanisms of adsorption and desorption, and the origin of hysteresis, are investigated by the microscopic analysis of the adsorbate structures to show that restructuring occurs during adsorption. The main results from this work are: (i) at the triple point, ammonia adsorbs preferentially around the functional groups to form clusters in the ultrafine pores and spills-over onto the basal plane as the loading is increased; followed by a 2D condensation on the graphite surface to form a bilayer adsorbate; (ii) at the boiling point, adsorption occurs on the basal plane due to the increasing importance of thermal fluctuations (an entropic effect); (iii) the isosteric heat is very high at zero loading due to the strong interaction between ammonia and the functional groups, decreases steeply when the functional group is saturated, and eventually reaches the heat of condensation as the fluid-fluid interaction increases. PMID:26661571

  12. Multivariate Analysis of the Ocular Response Analyzer's Corneal Deformation Response Curve for Early Keratoconus Detection

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    Galletti, Jonatn D.; Ruiseor Vzquez, Pablo R.; Fuentes Bonthoux, Fernando; Pfrtner, Toms; Galletti, Jeremas G.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose. To thoroughly analyze corneal deformation responses curves obtained by Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) testing in order to improve subclinical keratoconus detection. Methods. Observational case series of 87 control and 73 subclinical keratoconus eyes. Examination included corneal topography, tomography, and biomechanical testing with ORA. Factor analysis, logistic regression, and receiver operating characteristic curves were used to extract combinations of 45 corneal waveform descriptors. Main outcome measures were corneal-thickness-corrected corneal resistance factor (ccCRF), combinations of corneal descriptors, and their diagnostic performance. Results. Thirty-seven descriptors differed significantly in means between groups, and among them ccCRF afforded the highest individual diagnostic performance. Factor analysis identified first- and second-peak related descriptors as the most variable one. However, conventional biomechanical descriptors corneal resistance factor and hysteresis differed the most between control and keratoconic eyes. A combination of three factors including several corneal descriptors did not show better diagnostic performance than a combination of conventional indices. Conclusion. Multivariate analysis of ORA signals did not surpass simpler models in subclinical keratoconus detection, and there is considerable overlap between normal and ectatic eyes irrespective of the analysis model. Conventional biomechanical indices seem to already provide the best performance when appropriately considered. PMID:26075085

  13. Melting curves and entropy of melting of iron under Earth's core conditions

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    Zhang, Wen-Jin; Liu, Zhi-Yong; Liu, Zhong-Li; Cai, Ling-Cang

    2015-07-01

    The melting curves of iron are determined up to 365 GPa via molecular dynamic (MD) simulations combining with the embedded atom model (EAM) potential developed by Ackland et al. We simulated the melting with three approaches, the hysteresis, two-phase and recently modified Z methods. All three techniques can produce satisfying results, consistent well with most of static compression measurements and shock experiments. Hence, we recommend that these three techniques and this EAM potential are reliable techniques and potential for simulating melting properties of iron. Fitting the well-known Simon equation to our two-phase data we yield the analytical melting curve for iron: 1825(1 + P/57.723)0.654, which gives a melting point at the inner core boundary of 6345 K, very close to the recent diamond anvil cell (DAC) extrapolated value and other ab initio calculations. Furthermore, the analyses of our entropy of melting and solid-liquid interfacial energy ?sl indicate that at high pressure, the entropy of fusion shows weak pressure effect. The ?sl increases monotonically with pressure, and can be described as a second-order polynomial relation.

  14. Light-induced hysteresis and recovery behaviors in photochemically activated solution-processed metal-oxide thin-film transistors

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    Jo, Jeong-Wan; Park, Sung Kyu E-mail: skpark@cau.ac.kr; Kim, Yong-Hoon E-mail: skpark@cau.ac.kr

    2014-07-28

    In this report, photo-induced hysteresis, threshold voltage (V{sub T}) shift, and recovery behaviors in photochemically activated solution-processed indium-gallium-zinc oxide (IGZO) thin-film transistors (TFTs) are investigated. It was observed that a white light illumination caused negative V{sub T} shift along with creation of clockwise hysteresis in electrical characteristics which can be attributed to photo-generated doubly ionized oxygen vacancies at the semiconductor/gate dielectric interface. More importantly, the photochemically activated IGZO TFTs showed much reduced overall V{sub T} shift compared to thermally annealed TFTs. Reduced number of donor-like interface states creation under light illumination and more facile neutralization of ionized oxygen vacancies by electron capture under positive gate potential are claimed to be the origin of the less V{sub T} shift in photochemically activated TFTs.

  15. Hysteresis loops of the energy band gap and effective g factor up to 18 000 for metamagnetic EuSe epilayers

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    Kirchschlager, R.; Heiss, W.; Lechner, R. T.; Bauer, G.; Springholz, G.

    2004-07-01

    Hysteresis effects of the fundamental energy gap as a function of applied magnetic field are studied for metamagnetic EuSe layers grown by molecular-beam epitaxy. Below the phase transition temperature, the energy gap show large step-like red shifts of up to 150meV with increasing magnetic field with pronounced hysteresis effects when the change in the magnetic field is reversed. Both, the steps and the hysteresis loops are caused by transitions between the aniferro-, ferri-, and ferromagnetic phases in EuSe. The large redshift of the band gap is directly proportional to the magnetization of the sample and results from the Zeeman spin splitting of the conduction band. The corresponding effective g factor deduced from our experiments reaches values up to 18 000 at the magnetic phase transitions.

  16. Geomorphological origin of recession curves

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    Biswal, Basudev; Marani, Marco

    2010-12-01

    We identify a previously undetected link between the river network morphology and key recession curves properties through a conceptual-physical model of the drainage process of the riparian unconfined aquifer. We show that the power-law exponent, ?, of -dQ/dt vs. Q curves is related to the power-law exponent of N(l) vs. G(l) curves (which we show to be connected to Hack's law), where l is the downstream distance from the channel heads, N(l) is the number of channel reaches exactly located at a distance l from their channel head, and G(l) is the total length of the network located at a distance greater or equal to l from channel heads. Using Digital Terrain Models and daily discharge observations from 67 US basins we find that geomorphologic ? estimates match well the values obtained from recession curves analyses. Finally, we argue that the link between recession flows and network morphology points to an important role of low-flow discharges in shaping the channel network.

  17. Hysteresis zone or locus - Aerodynamic of bulbous based bodies at low speeds

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    Covert, E. E.

    1979-01-01

    Experimental data are presented which seem to suggest that a well-defined hysteresis locus on bulbous based bodies at low speeds does not exist. Instead, if the experiment is repeated several times, the entire hysteresis region seems to fill with data rather than trace out a specific hysteresis locus. Data obtained on an oscillating model even at low reduced frequencies may be well defined but when applied to arbitrary motion lead to less accurate results than desired.

  18. Contact angle hysteresis and pinning at periodic defects in statics.

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    Iliev, Stanimir; Pesheva, Nina; Nikolayev, Vadim S

    2014-07-01

    This article deals with the theoretical prediction of the wetting hysteresis on nonideal solid surfaces in terms of the surface heterogeneity parameters. The spatially periodical chemical heterogeneity is considered. We propose precise definitions for both the advancing and the receding contact angles for the Wilhelmy plate geometry. It is well known that in such a system, a multitude of metastable states of the liquid meniscus occurs for each different relative position of the defect pattern on the plate with respect to the liquid level. As usual, the static advancing and receding angles are assumed to be a consequence of the preceding contact line motion in the respective direction. It is shown how to select the appropriate states among all metastable states. Their selection is discussed. The proposed definitions are applicable to both the static and the dynamic contact angles on heterogeneous surfaces. The static advancing and receding angles are calculated for two examples of periodic heterogeneity patterns with sharp borders: the horizontal alternating stripes of a different wettability (studied analytically) and the doubly periodic pattern of circular defects on a homogeneous base (studied numerically). The wetting hysteresis is determined as a function of the defect density and the spatial period. A comparison with the existing results is carried out. PMID:25122314

  19. Contact angle hysteresis and pinning at periodic defects in statics

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    Iliev, Stanimir; Pesheva, Nina; Nikolayev, Vadim S.

    2014-07-01

    This article deals with the theoretical prediction of the wetting hysteresis on nonideal solid surfaces in terms of the surface heterogeneity parameters. The spatially periodical chemical heterogeneity is considered. We propose precise definitions for both the advancing and the receding contact angles for the Wilhelmy plate geometry. It is well known that in such a system, a multitude of metastable states of the liquid meniscus occurs for each different relative position of the defect pattern on the plate with respect to the liquid level. As usual, the static advancing and receding angles are assumed to be a consequence of the preceding contact line motion in the respective direction. It is shown how to select the appropriate states among all metastable states. Their selection is discussed. The proposed definitions are applicable to both the static and the dynamic contact angles on heterogeneous surfaces. The static advancing and receding angles are calculated for two examples of periodic heterogeneity patterns with sharp borders: the horizontal alternating stripes of a different wettability (studied analytically) and the doubly periodic pattern of circular defects on a homogeneous base (studied numerically). The wetting hysteresis is determined as a function of the defect density and the spatial period. A comparison with the existing results is carried out.

  20. Ionic Origin of Electro-osmotic Flow Hysteresis

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    Lim, Chun Yee; Lim, An Eng; Lam, Yee Cheong

    2016-02-01

    Electro-osmotic flow, the driving of fluid at nano- or micro- scales with electric field, has found numerous applications, ranging from pumping to chemical and biomedical analyses in micro-devices. Electro-osmotic flow exhibits a puzzling hysteretic behavior when two fluids with different concentrations displace one another. The flow rate is faster when a higher concentration solution displaces a lower concentration one as compared to the flow in the reverse direction. Although electro-osmotic flow is a surface phenomenon, rather counter intuitively we demonstrate that electro-osmotic flow hysteresis originates from the accumulation or depletion of pH-governing minority ions in the bulk of the fluid, due to the imbalance of electric-field-induced ion flux. The pH and flow velocity are changed, depending on the flow direction. The understanding of electro-osmotic flow hysteresis is critical for accurate fluid flow control in microfluidic devices, and maintaining of constant pH in chemical and biological systems under an electric field.

  1. Ionic Origin of Electro-osmotic Flow Hysteresis

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    Lim, Chun Yee; Lim, An Eng; Lam, Yee Cheong

    2016-01-01

    Electro-osmotic flow, the driving of fluid at nano- or micro- scales with electric field, has found numerous applications, ranging from pumping to chemical and biomedical analyses in micro-devices. Electro-osmotic flow exhibits a puzzling hysteretic behavior when two fluids with different concentrations displace one another. The flow rate is faster when a higher concentration solution displaces a lower concentration one as compared to the flow in the reverse direction. Although electro-osmotic flow is a surface phenomenon, rather counter intuitively we demonstrate that electro-osmotic flow hysteresis originates from the accumulation or depletion of pH-governing minority ions in the bulk of the fluid, due to the imbalance of electric-field-induced ion flux. The pH and flow velocity are changed, depending on the flow direction. The understanding of electro-osmotic flow hysteresis is critical for accurate fluid flow control in microfluidic devices, and maintaining of constant pH in chemical and biological systems under an electric field. PMID:26923197

  2. Modeling of hysteresis loops by Monte Carlo simulation

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    Nehme, Z.; Labaye, Y.; Sayed Hassan, R.; Yaacoub, N.; Greneche, J. M.

    2015-12-01

    Recent advances in MC simulations of magnetic properties are rather devoted to non-interacting systems or ultrafast phenomena, while the modeling of quasi-static hysteresis loops of an assembly of spins with strong internal exchange interactions remains limited to specific cases. In the case of any assembly of magnetic moments, we propose MC simulations on the basis of a three dimensional classical Heisenberg model applied to an isolated magnetic slab involving first nearest neighbors exchange interactions and uniaxial anisotropy. Three different algorithms were successively implemented in order to simulate hysteresis loops: the classical free algorithm, the cone algorithm and a mixed one consisting of adding some global rotations. We focus particularly our study on the impact of varying the anisotropic constant parameter on the coercive field for different temperatures and algorithms. A study of the angular acceptation move distribution allows the dynamics of our simulations to be characterized. The results reveal that the coercive field is linearly related to the anisotropy providing that the algorithm and the numeric conditions are carefully chosen. In a general tendency, it is found that the efficiency of the simulation can be greatly enhanced by using the mixed algorithm that mimic the physics of collective behavior. Consequently, this study lead as to better quantified coercive fields measurements resulting from physical phenomena of complex magnetic (nano)architectures with different anisotropy contributions.

  3. Fractal growth of liquid crystals as a hysteresis phenomenon

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    Chan, Ho-Kei; Dierking, Ingo

    2006-03-01

    Fractal percolation growth of liquid crystal phases within a supercooled isotropic liquid medium has been observed in recent years. Notable examples include the B2 phase of `banana' mesogens [1] and the smectic C phase of a calamitic hydrogen-bonding liquid crystal [2]. Here we present a dynamical model that describes such fractal growth as well as the spherical growth conventionally observed for nematics and cholesterics. The essential idea is that the supercooled medium does not fully respond to the temperature quench immediately (hysteresis). Its fraction of space available for the phase transition only relaxes from 0 to 1 at some finite rate. Depending on the coupling between the relaxation and growth rates, the liquid crystal phase either grows as a percolation cluster of fractal dimension D 1.89 or approaches a spherical shape of Euclidean dimension D -> 2. The crossover behaviour from relatively slow to fast relaxation is thoroughly investigated. Possible causes of the hysteresis for fractal growth will be discussed. [1] I. Dierking, Liq. Cryst. Today 12(1), (2003), 1 [2] I. Dierking, Chan H. K., Culfaz F., McQuire S., Phys. Rev. E 70, (2004), 051701

  4. Wavenumber selection and hysteresis in nonlinear baroclinic flow

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    Chou, Shih-Hung

    1995-01-01

    Wavenumber transition and hysteresis in a highly unstable baroclinic flow are investigated using a high-resolution spectral numerical model. As the flow becomes more supercritical, the dominant wave gradually shifts from the most unstable wave predicted by the linear theory to a longer wave with a larger time-averaged amplitude, while the rectified mean flow attains a stronger shear at the center of the channel. The numerical results display a complex hysteresis behavior, which occurs not only between the states of different dominant wavenumbers, but also between the states of identical dominant wavenumber but of different dynamic characteristics. In a certain parameter range three stable states, each with different dominant wavenumber, are possible, and in another parameter range four stable states are possible, among them three stable states with an identical dominant wave. The numerical results suggest that a multiple weather regime exists even without external forcing in which the flow aperiodically varies between two distinct behaviors. The effects of stable higher harmonics are assessed and it is found that their presence contributes not only to the better approximation of the model solutions but also to the selection of the final equilibrium state, due to the chaotic nature of the initial transient period.

  5. A theory of triple hysteresis in ferroelectric crystals

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    Weng, George J.

    2009-10-01

    In the vicinity of the transition temperature between two ferroelectric states, a ferroelectric crystal could exhibit a triple hysteresis under an ac field. For a BaTiO3 with the "c-plate" configuration slightly below this temperature, the middle loop is caused by the 0?180 domain switch in the orthorhombic phase, whereas the upper and lower loops are the result of orthorhombic-to-tetragonal phase transition, and vice versa. In this article we first develop a micromechanics-based thermodynamic model to determine the thermodynamic driving force for phase transition and for domain switch as a function of electric field and temperature, and in the latter case, further supplement it with a kinetic equation and a homogenization scheme. The dependence of dielectric constant of the orthorhombic and tetragonal phases on temperature and electric field are also established. The developed theory is then applied to calculate the triple hysteresis loops of BaTiO3 at several levels of temperature. The calculated results for the triple loops, and for the variation of dielectric constant, are found to be in full accord with the test data of Huibregtse and Young [Phys. Rev. 103, 1705 (1956)].

  6. Isothermal magnetisation curves measured with a coercivity spectrometer

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    Spassov, S.; Nurgaliev, D. K.; Heller, F.; Egli, R.; Jasonov, P. G.

    2009-04-01

    The coercivity spectrometer constructed at Kazan University consists mainly of a rotating non-magnetic disk spinning with a frequency of 22 Hz which passes the sample to be measured through two induction coils during each turn. One coil is placed on the pole tips of an electromagnet to measure induced magnetisation, while remanence is measured a three-fourth turn later in a second -metal shielded induction coil. After completing a full turn, the next field step is applied. Having reaching maximum values, the field strength is reduced to zero and then incremented in the opposite direction up to the maximum. Finally, high field remanence stability is monitored for about 100 s. High resolution curves of initial magnetisation, descending hysteresis branch, isothermal remanent magnetisation acquisition, backfield remanence and short-term remanence decay can be expeditiously measured. The coercivity spectrometer provides standard hysteresis parameters such as coercive force, coercivity of remanence, saturation magnetisation, saturation remanence and magnetic high-field susceptibility. The advantage over other hysteresis measuring devices such as for instance vibrating sample and alternating gradient field magnetometers or variable field translation balances is besides short-measurement time and low price, the high measurement resolution allowing more sophisticated data interpretation like coercivity spectra analysis. The other advantage is the instantaneous measurement of induced and remanent magnetisation which can be used for separation of transient and remanent magnetisation contributions and the study of magnetostatic interactions applying the principles of the Preisach-Néel theory. We will present measurement results of artificial (e.g. ferrofluid, magnetic tape) and natural (e.g. Tiva Canyon tuff, lavas, baked clay) samples and interpret and discuss them in terms of the Preisach-Néel theory (cf. Fabian & von Dobeneck 1997) demonstrating the great potential of the coercivity spectrometer for environmental magnetic investigations. Fabian, K. & von Dobeneck, T. 1997. Isothermal magnetization of samples with stable Preisach functions: A survey of hysteresis, remanence and rock magnetic parameters, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 17659 - 17677.

  7. Dipole spring ferroelectrics in superlattice SrTiO3/BaTiO3 thin films exhibiting constricted hysteresis loops

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    Wu, Pingping; Ma, Xingqiao; Li, Yulan; Gopalan, Venkatraman; Chen , L.Q.

    2012-03-01

    Ferroelectric superlattice heterostructures have recently been explored for potential applications in electronic devices. In this letter we employed the phase-field approach to simulate the domain structure and switching of a (BaTiO3)8/(SrTiO3)3 superlattice film constrained by a GdScO3 substrate. A constricted ferroelectric hysteresis loop was observed with a high saturation polarization but a small coercive field. The shape of the hysteresis loop is understood by analyzing the ferroelectric polarization distributions during switching. It is demonstrated that the constricted loop show a similar mechanism to the exchange coupling effect in magnetic multilayers.

  8. Switched capacitor charge pump reduces hysteresis of piezoelectric actuators over a large frequency range.

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    Huang, Liang; Ma, Yu Ting; Feng, Zhi Hua; Kong, Fan Rang

    2010-09-01

    Piezoelectric actuators exhibit large hysteresis between the applied voltage and their displacement. A switched capacitor charge pump is proposed to reduce hysteresis and linearize the movement of piezoelectric actuators. By pumping the same amount of charges into the piezoelectric actuator quantitatively, the actuator will be forced to change its length with constant step. Compared with traditional voltage and charge driving, experimental results demonstrated that the piezoelectric stack driven by the charge pump had less hysteresis over a large frequency range, especially at ultralow frequencies. A hysteresis of less than 2.01% was achieved over a frequency range of 0.01-20 Hz using the charge pump driver. PMID:20886997

  9. Composite curved frames for helicopter fuselage structure

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    Rich, M. J.; Lowry, D. W.

    1984-01-01

    This paper presents the results of analysis and testing of composite curved frames. A major frame was selected from the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and designed as a composite structure. The curved beam effects were expected to increase flange axial stresses and induce transverse bending. A NASTRAN finite element analysis was conducted and the results were used in the design of composite curved frame specimens. Three specimens were fabricated and five static tests were conducted. The NASTRAN analysis and test results are compared for axial, transverse, and Web strains. Results show the curved beam effects are closely predicted by a NASTRAN analysis and the effects increase with loading on the composite frames.

  10. Dissociative Recombination without a Curve Crossing

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    Guberman, Steven L.

    1994-01-01

    Ab initio calculations show that a curve crossing is not always needed for a high dissociative- recombination cross section. For HeH(+), in which no neutral states cross the ion potential curve, dissociative recombination is driven by the nuclear kinetic-energy operator on adiabatic potential curves. The kinetic-energy derivative operator allows for capture into repulsive curves that are outside of the classical turning points for the nuclear motion. The dominant dissociative route is the C (2)Sigma(+) state leading to H(n = 2) atoms. An analogous mechanism is proposed for the dissociative recombination of H3(+).

  11. A kill curve for Phanerozoic marine species

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    Raup, D. M.

    1991-01-01

    A kill curve for Phanerozoic species is developed from an analysis of the stratigraphic ranges of 17,621 genera, as compiled by Sepkoski. The kill curve shows that a typical species' risk of extinction varies greatly, with most time intervals being characterized by very low risk. The mean extinction rate of 0.25/m.y. is thus a mixture of long periods of negligible extinction and occasional pulses of much higher rate. Because the kill curve is merely a description of the fossil record, it does not speak directly to the causes of extinction. The kill curve may be useful, however, to li inverted question markmit choices of extinction mechanisms.

  12. MCMC curve sampling for image segmentation.

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    Fan, Ayres C; Fisher, John W; Wells, William M; Levitt, James J; Willsky, Alan S

    2007-01-01

    We present an algorithm to generate samples from probability distributions on the space of curves. We view a traditional curve evolution energy functional as a negative log probability distribution and sample from it using a Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm. We define a proposal distribution by generating smooth perturbations to the normal of the curve and show how to compute the transition probabilities to ensure that the samples come from the posterior distribution. We demonstrate some advantages of sampling methods such as robustness to local minima, better characterization of multi-modal distributions, access to some measures of estimation error, and ability to easily incorporate constraints on the curve. PMID:18044603

  13. Curve Stitching in LOGO.

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    Muscat, Jean-Paul

    1992-01-01

    Uses LOGO to enhance the applicability of curve stitching in the mathematics curriculum. Presents the formulas and computer programs for the construction of parabolas, concentric circles, and epicycloids. Diagrams of constructed figures are provided. (MDH)

  14. Bragg Curve Spectroscopy

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    Gruhn, C.R.

    1981-05-01

    An alternative utilization is presented for the gaseous ionization chamber in the detection of energetic heavy ions, which is called Bragg Curve Spectroscopy (BCS). Conceptually, BCS involves using the maximum data available from the Bragg curve of the stopping heavy ion (HI) for purposes of identifying the particle and measuring its energy. A detector has been designed that measures the Bragg curve with high precision. From the Bragg curve the range from the length of the track, the total energy from the integral of the specific ionization over the track, the dE/dx from the specific ionization at the beginning of the track, and the Bragg peak from the maximum of the specific ionization of the HI are determined. This last signal measures the atomic number, Z, of the HI unambiguously.

  15. Magnetoresistance and capacitance oscillations and hysteresis in type-II InAsSbP ellipsoidal quantum dots

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    Gambaryan, K. M.; Harutyunyan, V. G.; Aroutiounian, V. M.; Ai, Y.; Ashalley, E.; Wang, Z. M.

    2015-06-01

    The InAsSbP composition type-II quantum dots (QDs) are grown on a InAs(1?0?0) substrate from In-As-Sb-P quaternary liquid phase at a constant temperature in Stranski-Krastanow growth mode. Device structures in the form of photoconductive cells are prepared for investigation. Magnetospectroscopy and high-precision capacitance spectrometry are used to explore the QDs structures electric sheet resistance in a magnetic field and the capacitance (charge) law at lateral current flow. Aharonov-Bohm (AB) oscillations with the period of ?B = 0.38??????0.04?T are found on the magnetoresistance curve at both room and liquid nitrogen temperatures. The influence of the QDs size distribution on the period of AB oscillations is investigated. The magnetoresistance hysteresis equals to ~50?m? and ~400?m? is revealed at room and liquid nitrogen temperature, respectively. The capacitance hysteresis (CH) and contra-directional oscillations are also detected. Behavior of the CH versus applied voltage frequency in the range f = 103-106?Hz is investigated. It is shown that the CH decreases with increasing frequency up to 106?Hz. The time constant and corresponding frequency for the QDs R-C parallel circuit (generator) equal to ? = 2.9??????10-7?s and f?0 = 5.5??????105?Hz, respectively, are calculated.

  16. Finite transformers for construction of fractal curves

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    Lisovik, L.P.

    1995-01-01

    In this paper we continue the study of infinite R{sup n}-transformers that can be used to define real functions and three-dimensional curves. An R{sup n}-transformer A generates an output n-tuple A(x) = (Y{sub 1},...,Y{sub n}), consisting of output binary representations. We have previously shown that finite R{sup n}-transformers with n = 1, 2 can be used to define a continuous, nowhere differentiable function and a Peano curve. Curves of this kind are objects of fractal geometry. Here we show that some other fractal curves, which are analogs of the Koch curve and the Sierpinski napkin, can be defined by finite R{sup 2}-transformers. R{sup n}-transformers (and also finite R{sup n}-transformers) thus provide a convenient tool for definition of fractal curves.

  17. Parameter estimation of the Bouc Wen hysteresis model using particle swarm optimization

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    Ye, Meiying; Wang, Xiaodong

    2007-12-01

    Particle swarm optimization (PSO), which is a new robust stochastic evolutionary computational algorithm based on the movement and intelligence of swarms, is proposed to estimate parameters of the Bouc-Wen hysteresis model. The performance of the PSO method is compared with the more common genetic algorithms (GAs) in terms of parameter accuracy. Simulation results of the Bouc-Wen model with all the unknown parameters are illustrated to show that a higher quality solution with better computational efficiency than the GA method can be achieved by means of the PSO method. Furthermore, parameter estimation of the Bouc-Wen model with noisy data is considered. The results show that the proposed method is still effective even if the simulated data are corrupted by noise.

  18. Hysteresis and drift of spiral waves near heterogeneities: From chemical experiments to cardiac simulations

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    Nakouzi, Elias; Totz, Jan Frederik; Zhang, Zhihui; Steinbock, Oliver; Engel, Harald

    2016-02-01

    Dissipative patterns in excitable reaction-diffusion systems can be strongly affected by spatial heterogeneities. Using the photosensitive Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction, we show a hysteresis effect in the transition between free and pinned spiral rotation. The latter state involves the rotation around a disk-shaped obstacle with an impermeable and inert boundary. The transition is controlled by changes in light intensity. For permeable heterogeneities of higher excitability, we observe spiral drift along both linear and circular boundaries. Our results confirm recent theoretical predictions and, in the case of spiral drift, are further reproduced by numerical simulations with a modified Oregonator model. Additional simulations with a cardiac model show that orbital motion can also exist in anisotropic and three-dimensional systems.

  19. Unified measurement system with suction control for measuring hysteresis in soil-gas transport parameters

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    Rouf, Md Abdur; Hamamoto, Shoichiro; Kawamoto, Ken; Sakaki, Toshihiro; Komatsu, Toshiko; Moldrup, Per

    2012-02-01

    A unified measurement system with suction control (UMS_SC) was developed for measuring soil water characteristics curves (SWCC) and gas transport parameters under alternating drying and wetting cycles. The new system consists of a diffusion chamber, sample ring, porous plate, tensiometer, moisture sensor, oxygen electrodes, and air pressure gauges. The SWCC and gas transport parameters [gas diffusion coefficient (Dp) and air permeability (ka)] for two different porous materials, Toyoura sand and granulated slag, were simultaneously measured under drying and wetting cycles. The SWCC and gas transport parameters measured by UMS_SC were consistent with recent models and independently measured data on exactly the same materials using standard experimental setups from literature. For an applied water suction head of less than 50 cm and corresponding water saturation of around 0.3-0.5, the UMS_SC data documented hysteretic (nonsingular) behavior in both measured Dp and ka under repeated drying and wetting cycles. The hysteretic behavior was insignificant for water and air contents but large for both gas transport parameters when applying suction, and hysteretic effects were larger for air permeability than for gas diffusivity. Additionally, hysteresis in the percolation threshold (soil-air content where gas transport ceases due to interconnected water-filled pores) for both gas diffusion and air permeability was insignificant for both materials. These findings should be taken into account when developing models for diffusive and convective gas transport and their parameters in variably saturated porous media.

  20. A two-dimensional adsorption kinetic model for thermal hysteresis activity in antifreeze proteins.

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    Li, Q Z; Yeh, Y; Liu, J J; Feeney, R E; Krishnan, V V

    2006-05-28

    Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) and antifreeze glycoproteins (AFGPs), collectively abbreviated as AF(G)Ps, are synthesized by various organisms to enable their cells to survive in subzero environments. Although the AF(G)Ps are markedly diverse in structure, they all function by adsorbing to the surface of embryonic ice crystals to inhibit their growth. This adsorption results in a freezing temperature depression without an appreciable change in the melting temperature. The difference between the melting and freezing temperatures, termed thermal hysteresis (TH), is used to detect and quantify the antifreeze activity. Insights from crystallographic structures of a number of AFPs have led to a good understanding of the ice-protein interaction features. Computational studies have focused either on verifying a specific model of AFP-ice interaction or on understanding the protein-induced changes in the ice crystal morphology. In order to explain the origin of TH, we propose a novel two-dimensional adsorption kinetic model between AFPs and ice crystal surfaces. The validity of the model has been demonstrated by reproducing the TH curve on two different beta-helical AFPs upon increasing the protein concentration. In particular, this model is able to accommodate the change in the TH behavior observed experimentally when the size of the AFPs is increased systematically. Our results suggest that in addition to the specificity of the AFPs for the ice, the coverage of the AFPs on the ice surface is an equally necessary condition for their TH activity. PMID:16774359

  1. A two-dimensional adsorption kinetic model for thermal hysteresis activity in antifreeze proteins

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    Li, Q. Z.; Yeh, Y.; Liu, J. J.; Feeney, R. E.; Krishnan, V. V.

    2006-05-01

    Antifreeze proteins (AFPs) and antifreeze glycoproteins (AFGPs), collectively abbreviated as AF(G)Ps, are synthesized by various organisms to enable their cells to survive in subzero environments. Although the AF(G)Ps are markedly diverse in structure, they all function by adsorbing to the surface of embryonic ice crystals to inhibit their growth. This adsorption results in a freezing temperature depression without an appreciable change in the melting temperature. The difference between the melting and freezing temperatures, termed thermal hysteresis (TH), is used to detect and quantify the antifreeze activity. Insights from crystallographic structures of a number of AFPs have led to a good understanding of the ice-protein interaction features. Computational studies have focused either on verifying a specific model of AFP-ice interaction or on understanding the protein-induced changes in the ice crystal morphology. In order to explain the origin of TH, we propose a novel two-dimensional adsorption kinetic model between AFPs and ice crystal surfaces. The validity of the model has been demonstrated by reproducing the TH curve on two different β-helical AFPs upon increasing the protein concentration. In particular, this model is able to accommodate the change in the TH behavior observed experimentally when the size of the AFPs is increased systematically. Our results suggest that in addition to the specificity of the AFPs for the ice, the coverage of the AFPs on the ice surface is an equally necessary condition for their TH activity.

  2. Effect of stress and plastic deformation on hysteresis and anhysteretic magnetization of Fe-Ni alloys

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    Finkel, Peter; Lofland, Sam

    2004-03-01

    We report on the low-field magnetic properties of thin FeNi alloys films and ribbons under tensile stress. The magnetization was measured using a conventional vibrating sample magnetometer using a special designed fixture allowing applying forces as large as 250 N providing sizable uniaxial stresses on thin film and wires. Anhysteretic permeability was extracted from the anhysteretic B-H curves constructed by degaussing the sample at given longitudinal (parallel to the stresses) dc field. We discuss results of the measurements of steel and invar samples of FeNi samples leads to higher susceptibility and lower coercivity for low tensile stress. The magnetostriction contribution to dc magnetization under elastic stress and the effect of the plastic strain on the hysteresis loops were characterized. Larger stresses result in plastic strain of the sample which induces an increase in dislocation density and subsequently domain wall pinning. This causes an increase in coercivity and decrease in anhysteretic permeability at the highest stresses. We also discuss the effect of composition and processing on these results.

  3. Measuring Model Rocket Engine Thrust Curves

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    Penn, Kim; Slaton, William V.

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes a method and setup to quickly and easily measure a model rocket engine's thrust curve using a computer data logger and force probe. Horst describes using Vernier's LabPro and force probe to measure the rocket engine's thrust curve; however, the method of attaching the rocket to the force probe is not discussed. We show how a

  4. Measuring Model Rocket Engine Thrust Curves

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    Penn, Kim; Slaton, William V.

    2010-01-01

    This paper describes a method and setup to quickly and easily measure a model rocket engine's thrust curve using a computer data logger and force probe. Horst describes using Vernier's LabPro and force probe to measure the rocket engine's thrust curve; however, the method of attaching the rocket to the force probe is not discussed. We show how a…

  5. Hysteresis model of shape memory alloy wire-based laminated rubber bearing under compression and unidirectional shear loadings

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    Hedayati Dezfuli, F.; Shahria Alam, M.

    2015-06-01

    Smart lead rubber bearings (LRBs), in which a shape memory alloy (SMA) is used in the form of wires, are a new generation of elastomeric isolators with improved performance in terms of recentering capability and energy dissipation capacity. It is of great interest to implement SMA wire-based lead rubber bearings (SMA-LRBs) in bridges; however, currently there is no appropriate hysteresis model for accurately simulating the behavior of such isolators. A constitutive model for SMA-LRBs is proposed in this study. An LRB is equipped with a double cross configuration of SMA wires (DC-SMAW) and subjected to compression and unidirectional shear loadings. Due to the complexity of the shear behavior of the SMA-LRB, a hysteresis model is developed for the DC-SMAWs and then combined with the bilinear kinematic hardening model, which is assumed for the LRB. Comparing the hysteretic response of decoupled systems with that of the SMA-LRB shows that the high recentering capability of the DC-SMAW model with zero residual deformation could noticeably reduce the residual deformation of the LRB. The developed constitutive model for DC-SMAWs is characterized by three stiffnesses when the shear strain exceeds a starting limit at which the SMA wires are activated due to phase transformation. An important point is that the shear hysteresis of the DC-SMAW model looks different from the flag-shaped hysteresis of the SMA because of the specific arrangement of wires and its effect on the resultant forces transferred from the wires to the rubber bearing.

  6. Hysteresis and creep modeling and compensation for a piezoelectric actuator using a fractional-order Maxwell resistive capacitor approach

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    Liu, Yanfang; Shan, Jinjun; Gabbert, Ulrich; Qi, Naiming

    2013-11-01

    A physics-based fractional-order Maxwell resistive capacitor (FOMRC) model is proposed to characterize nonlinear hysteresis and creep behaviors of a piezoelectric actuator (PEA). The Maxwell resistive capacitor (MRC) model is interpreted physically in the electric domain for PEAs. Based on this interpretation, the MRC model is modified to directly describe the relationship between the input voltage and the output displacement of a PEA. Then a procedure is developed to identify the parameters of the MRC model. This procedure is capable of being carried out using the measured input and output of a PEA only. A fractional-order dynamics is integrated into the MRC model to describe the effect of creep, as well as the detachment of hysteresis loops caused by creep. Moreover, the inverse FOMRC model is constructed to compensate for hysteresis and creep in an open-loop positioning application of PEAs. Simulation and experiments are carried out to validate the proposed model. The PEA compensated by the inverse FOMRC model shows an excellent linear behavior.

  7. Nonlinear viscoelastic behavior of sedimentary rocks. Part 2: Hysteresis effects and influence of type of fluid on elastic moduli

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    Tutuncu, A.N.; Podio, A.L.; Sharma, M.M.

    1998-01-01

    Uniaxial stress cycling experiments were conducted on dry, brine saturated and hexadecane saturated Berea sandstone samples to observe in detail the hysteresis in stress-strain diagrams and to understand the influence of different fluids on the strain amplitude dependence of elastic moduli and attenuation. Cycling experiments were also conducted with sandstone samples saturated with CTAB, a cationic surfactant that renders the mineral surfaces hydrophobic. Hexadecane and CTAB were selected so as to investigate the relative contributions of adhesion hysteresis and stick-slip sliding on attenuation in sedimentary granular rocks. Young`s moduli and Poisson`s ratios obtained from the cycling tests show a significant dependence on strain amplitude on dry as well as water and hexadecane saturated samples. Bow-tie-shaped diagrams are obtained when loading and unloading tangent moduli are plotted against strain. The type of fluid in the pore space and at the grain contacts has a large influence on the hysteresis observed in the stress-strain diagrams.

  8. Interpretation of hysteresis behaviour of PI-PS multigraft copolymers by adapting to the dynamic flocculation model.

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    Staudinger, Ulrike; Schlegel, Ralf; Weidisch, Roland; Fritzsche, Juliane; Kluppel, Manfred; Heinrich, G.; Mays, Jimmy; Uhrig, David; Hadjichristidis, Nikos

    2008-01-01

    Hysteresis behaviour of highly elastic multigraft copolymers with a polyisoprene (PI) backbone and branched polystyrene (PS) arms has been interpreted by applying the extended non-affine tube model of filler reinforced rubber elasticity (dynamic flocculation model), which takes into account that conformational fluctuations in bulk networks are strongly suppressed by packing effects. Originally, this model was developed to describe hyperelasticity of unfilled networks, and later, stress softening and hysteresis of filler reinforced elastomer materials like carbon black and silica filled rubbers. The evaluation of stress softening is obtained via pre-strain dependent hydrodynamic amplification of the rubber matrix by a fraction of rigid filler clusters with virgin filler filler bonds. The filler-induced hysteresis is described by a cyclic breakdown and re-aggregation of the residual fraction of more soft filler clusters with already broken filler filler bonds. We show, for the first time that the developed concept is in fair agreement with experimental stress strain data of superelastic PI PS multigraft copolymers. Depending on the PS-content and their functionality multigraft copolymers form microphase separated structures according to the constituting block copolymer concept, where the PS arms act as multi-domains in a PI matrix. The adaptation of the model is based on the assumption that the PS-domains are acting similar to filler clusters. The obtained microscopic material parameters appear reasonable for the description of the structure and mechanical properties of multigraft copolymers.

  9. Transient multi-physics analysis of a magnetorheological shock absorber with the inverse Jiles-Atherton hysteresis model

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    Zheng, Jiajia; Li, Yancheng; Li, Zhaochun; Wang, Jiong

    2015-10-01

    This paper presents multi-physics modeling of an MR absorber considering the magnetic hysteresis to capture the nonlinear relationship between the applied current and the generated force under impact loading. The magnetic field, temperature field, and fluid dynamics are represented by the Maxwell equations, conjugate heat transfer equations, and Navier-Stokes equations. These fields are coupled through the apparent viscosity and the magnetic force, both of which in turn depend on the magnetic flux density and the temperature. Based on a parametric study, an inverse Jiles-Atherton hysteresis model is used and implemented for the magnetic field simulation. The temperature rise of the MR fluid in the annular gap caused by core loss (i.e. eddy current loss and hysteresis loss) and fluid motion is computed to investigate the current-force behavior. A group of impulsive tests was performed for the manufactured MR absorber with step exciting currents. The numerical and experimental results showed good agreement, which validates the effectiveness of the proposed multi-physics FEA model.

  10. Effects of Contact Angle Hysteresis on Ice Adhesion and Growth over Superhydrophobic Surfaces under Dynamic Flow Conditions

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    Sarshar, Mohammad Amin; Swarctz, Christopher; Hunter, Scott Robert; Simpson, John T; Choi, Chang-Hwan

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, the iceophobic properties of superhydrophobic surfaces are investigated under dynamic flow conditions by using a closed loop low-temperature wind tunnel. Superhydrophobic surfaces were prepared by coating the substrates of aluminum and steel plates with nano-structured hydrophobic particles. The superhydrophobic plates along with uncoated control ones were exposed to an air flow of 12 m/s and 20 F accompanying micron-sized water droplets in the icing wind tunnel and the ice formation and accretion were probed by high-resolution CCD cameras. Results show that the superhydrophobic coatings significantly delay the ice formation and accretion even under the dynamic flow condition of the highly energetic impingement of accelerated super-cooled water droplets. It is found that there is a time scale for this phenomenon (delay of the ice formation) which has a clear correlation with the contact angle hysteresis and the length scale of surface roughness of the superhydrophobic surface samples, being the highest for the plate with the lowest contact angle hysteresis and finer surface roughness. The results suggest that the key parameter for designing iceophobic surfaces is to retain a low contact angle hysteresis (dynamic property) and the non-wetting superhydrophobic state under the hydrodynamic pressure of impinging droplets, rather than to only have a high contact angle (static property), in order to result in efficient anti-icing properties under dynamic conditions such as forced flows.

  11. Hysteresis of the Kuroshio penetrations into the South China Sea

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    Sheremet, V. A.

    2001-12-01

    An idealized problem of a western boundary current of Munk thickness LM flowing across a gap in a ridge is considered using a single-layer depth-averaged approach. When the gap (of width 2 a) is narrow, a <= 3.12 LM, viscous forces alone restrict penetration of the current through the gap. However, the gap is ``leaky'' in the linear case and some very weak flow still passes through. For larger gap width, the boundary current may leap across the gap due to inertia characterized by the Reynolds number Re, completely choking off water exchange between the two basins. For a >= 4.55 LM the flow may be in one of two regimes (penetrating or leaping) for the same parameters depending on previous evolution. The penetrating branch solutions become unsteady with eddies forming west of the gap between the two counter-flowing zonal jets. As the boundary current slowly accelerates, transition from the penetrating to leaping regime happens when the width of a zonal jet near the gap becomes comparable with a, implying the Reynolds number ReP ~= (a/LM)3. On the other hand as the boundary current slowly decelerates, the leaping regime persists while the meridional advection dominates the β -effect in a wiggle of the current core within the gap, implying that the leaping regime breaks at ReL ~= a/LM. Thus hysteresis occurs over the range of Reynolds numbers ReL < Re < ReP. An interesting application of this problem is to the Kuroshio current in Luzon Strait. The theory suggests that normally the Kuroshio can leap across Luzon Strait (LQP >= a). However, during periods when its strength is substantially reduced, it may penetrate into the South China Sea as a loop current. Thus multiple states and hysteresis are likely to occur. Because of the possible hysteresis, in analyzing the observational data, it is important to correlate the Kuroshio penetrations not only with the parameters describing the present state of the current, but also to take into account its history. For example, Farris and Wimbush (1996) found a relationship between the loop-current stage (derived from satellite infrared images) and the wind-stress history: the Kuroshio penetrations occur when the time-integrated strength of the northeast monsoon exceeds a threshold value. This is in qualitative agreement with the present theory in the sense that the penetrations occur when the Kuroshio is weakened by the monsoon blowing in the opposite direction.

  12. Ultralyophobic oxidized aluminum surfaces exhibiting negligible contact angle hysteresis.

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    Hozumi, Atsushi; McCarthy, Thomas J

    2010-02-16

    Ultralyophobic oxidized aluminum surfaces exhibiting negligible contact angle hysteresis for probe liquids were prepared by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of bis((tridecafluoro-1,1,2,2,-tetrahydrooctyl)-dimethylsiloxy)methylsilane (CF(3)(CF(2))(5)CH(2)CH(2)Si(CH(3))(2)O)(2)SiCH(3)H, (R(F)Si(Me)(2)O)(2)SiMeH). Oxidized aluminum surfaces were prepared by photooxidation/cleaning of sputter-coated aluminum on silicon wafers (Si/Al(Al(2)(O(3)))) using oxygen plasma. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) confirmed that this facile CVD method produces a monolayer with a thickness of 1.1 nm on the Si/Al(Al(2)(O(3))) surface without a discernible change in surface morphology. After monolayer deposition, the hydrophilic Si/Al(Al(2)(O(3))) surface became both hydrophobic and oleophobic and exhibited essentially no contact angle hysteresis for water and n-hexadecane (advancing/receding contact angles (theta(A)/theta(R)) = 110 degrees/109 degrees and 52 degrees/50 degrees, respectively). Droplets move very easily on this surface and roll off of slightly tilted surfaces, independently of the contact angle (which is a practical definition of ultralyophobic). A conventional fluoroalkylsilane monolayer was also prepared from 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecyltrimethoxysilane (CF(3)(CF(2))(7)CH(2)CH(2)Si(OCH(3))(3), R(F)Si(OMe)(3)) for comparison. The theta(A)/theta(R) values for water and n-hexadecane are 121 degrees/106 degrees and 76 degrees/71 degrees, respectively. The larger hysteresis values indicate the "pinning" of probe liquids, even though advancing contact angles are larger than those of the (R(F)Si(Me)(2)O)(2)SiMeH-derived monolayers. The (R(F)Si(Me)(2)O)(2)SiMeH-derived monolayers have excellent hydrolytic stability in water. We propose that the (R(F)Si(Me)(2)O)(2)SiMeH-derived monolayers are flexible and liquidlike and that drops in contact with these surfaces experience very low energy barriers between metastable states, leading to the formation of nonhysteretic ultralyophobic surfaces. PMID:20030348

  13. Are Driving and Overtaking on Right Curves More Dangerous than on Left Curves?

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    Othman, Sarbaz; Thomson, Robert; Lannr, Gunnar

    2010-01-01

    It is well known that crashes on horizontal curves are a cause for concern in all countries due to the frequency and severity of crashes at curves compared to road tangents. A recent study of crashes in western Sweden reported a higher rate of crashes in right curves than left curves. To further understand this result, this paper reports the results of novel analyses of the responses of vehicles and drivers during negotiating and overtaking maneuvers on curves for right hand traffic. The overall objectives of the study were to find road parameters for curves that affect vehicle dynamic responses, to analyze these responses during overtaking maneuvers on curves, and to link the results with driver behavior for different curve directions. The studied road features were speed, super-elevation, radius and friction including their interactions, while the analyzed vehicle dynamic factors were lateral acceleration and yaw angular velocity. A simulation program, PC-Crash, has been used to simulate road parameters and vehicle response interaction in curves. Overtaking maneuvers have been simulated for all road feature combinations in a total of 108 runs. Analysis of variances (ANOVA) was performed, using two sided randomized block design, to find differences in vehicle responses for the curve parameters. To study driver response, a field test using an instrumented vehicle and 32 participants was reviewed as it contained longitudinal speed and acceleration data for analysis. The simulation results showed that road features affect overtaking performance in right and left curves differently. Overtaking on right curves was sensitive to radius and the interaction of radius with road condition; while overtaking on left curves was more sensitive to super-elevation. Comparisons of lateral acceleration and yaw angular velocity during these maneuvers showed different vehicle response configurations depending on curve direction and maneuver path. The field test experiments also showed that drivers behave differently depending on the curve direction where both speed and acceleration were higher on right than left curves. The implication of this study is that curve direction should be taken into consideration to a greater extent when designing and redesigning curves. It appears that the driver and the vehicle are influenced by different infrastructure factors depending on the curve direction. In addition, the results suggest that the vehicle dynamics response alone cannot explain the higher crash risk in right curves. Further studies of the links between driver, vehicle, and highway characteristics are needed, such as naturalistic driving studies, to identify the key safety indicators for highway safety. PMID:21050608

  14. The YBa2Cu3O7- anomalous second peak and irreversible magnetic field in the magnetization hysteresis cycles

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    Taoufik, A.; Ramzi, A.; Senoussi, S.; Labrag, A.

    2004-05-01

    The flux jumps, the second peak and the irreversible magnetic field in the magnetization hysteresis cycles have been investigated in the high temperature superconductor YBa2Cu3O7- single crystals. These cycles were obtained for different temperature values, the applied magnetic fields up to 6 T and the angle between the applied magnetic field and c-axis. The magnetization curves exhibit a remarkable second peak fishtail, this second peak was not observed for the low temperature, but we observed the flux jumps saw tooth. The temperature dependence of the irreversible magnetic field, Hirr, for the applied magnetic field perpendicular to the ab planes is given by an extended expression, Hirr ? (1-T/Tc )?, where ? is a constant, the Abrikosov flux dynamics can explain this behavior. The Hirr as a function of has been strongly influenced by the flux pinning and the thermally assisted flux motion.

  15. Cumulative growth of minor hysteresis loops in the Kolmogorov model

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    Meilikhov, E. Z. Farzetdinova, R. M.

    2013-01-15

    The phenomenon of nonrepeatability of successive remagnetization cycles in Co/M (M = Pt, Pd, Au) multilayer film structures is explained in the framework of the Kolmogorov crystallization model. It is shown that this model of phase transitions can be adapted so as to adequately describe the process of magnetic relaxation in the indicated systems with 'memory.' For this purpose, it is necessary to introduce some additional elements into the model, in particular, (i) to take into account the fact that every cycle starts from a state 'inherited' from the preceding cycle and (ii) to assume that the rate of growth of a new magnetic phase depends on the cycle number. This modified model provides a quite satisfactory qualitative and quantitative description of all features of successive magnetic relaxation cycles in the system under consideration, including the surprising phenomenon of cumulative growth of minor hysteresis loops.

  16. Bouc-Wen hysteresis model identification using Modified Firefly Algorithm

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    Zaman, Mohammad Asif; Sikder, Urmita

    2015-12-01

    The parameters of Bouc-Wen hysteresis model are identified using a Modified Firefly Algorithm. The proposed algorithm uses dynamic process control parameters to improve its performance. The algorithm is used to find the model parameter values that results in the least amount of error between a set of given data points and points obtained from the Bouc-Wen model. The performance of the algorithm is compared with the performance of conventional Firefly Algorithm, Genetic Algorithm and Differential Evolution algorithm in terms of convergence rate and accuracy. Compared to the other three optimization algorithms, the proposed algorithm is found to have good convergence rate with high degree of accuracy in identifying Bouc-Wen model parameters. Finally, the proposed method is used to find the Bouc-Wen model parameters from experimental data. The obtained model is found to be in good agreement with measured data.

  17. Hysteresis in coral reefs under macroalgal toxicity and overfishing.

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    Bhattacharyya, Joydeb; Pal, Samares

    2015-03-01

    Macroalgae and corals compete for the available space in coral reef ecosystems.While herbivorous reef fish play a beneficial role in decreasing the growth of macroalgae, macroalgal toxicity and overfishing of herbivores leads to proliferation of macroalgae. The abundance of macroalgae changes the community structure towards a macroalgae-dominated reef ecosystem. We investigate coral-macroalgal phase shifts by means of a continuous time model in a food chain. Conditions for local asymptotic stability of steady states are derived. It is observed that in the presence of macroalgal toxicity and overfishing, the system exhibits hysteresis through saddle-node bifurcation and transcritical bifurcation. We examine the effects of time lags in the liberation of toxins by macroalgae and the recovery of algal turf in response to grazing of herbivores on macroalgae by performing equilibrium and stability analyses of delay-differential forms of the ODE model. Computer simulations have been carried out to illustrate the different analytical results. PMID:25708511

  18. Phase transition and hysteresis in scale-free network traffic

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    Hu, Mao-Bin; Wang, Wen-Xu; Jiang, Rui; Wu, Qing-Song; Wu, Yong-Hong

    2007-03-01

    We model information traffic on scale-free networks by introducing the node queue length L proportional to the node degree and its delivering ability C proportional to L . The simulation gives the overall capacity of the traffic system, which is quantified by a phase transition from free flow to congestion. It is found that the maximal capacity of the system results from the case of the local routing coefficient ? slightly larger than zero, and we provide an analysis for the optimal value of ? . In addition, we report for the first time the fundamental diagram of flow against density, in which hysteresis is found, and thus we can classify the traffic flow with four states: free flow, saturated flow, bistable, and jammed.

  19. Hysteresis-free nanoplasmonic Pd-Au alloy hydrogen sensors.

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    Wadell, Carl; Nugroho, Ferry Anggoro Ardy; Lidström, Emil; Iandolo, Beniamino; Wagner, Jakob B; Langhammer, Christoph

    2015-05-13

    The recent market introduction of hydrogen fuel cell cars and the prospect of a hydrogen economy have drastically accelerated the need for safe and accurate detection of hydrogen. In this Letter, we investigate the use of arrays of nanofabricated Pd-Au alloy nanoparticles as plasmonic optical hydrogen sensors. By increasing the amount of Au in the alloy nanoparticles up to 25 atom %, we are able to suppress the hysteresis between hydrogen absorption and desorption, thereby increasing the sensor accuracy to below 5% throughout the investigated 1 mbar to 1 bar hydrogen pressure range. Furthermore, we observe an 8-fold absolute sensitivity enhancement at low hydrogen pressures compared to sensors made of pure Pd, and an improved sensor response time to below one second within the 0-40 mbar pressure range, that is, below the flammability limit, by engineering the nanoparticle size. PMID:25915663

  20. Creeping of minor hysteresis loops in Co thin films

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    Meilikhov, E. Z.; Farzetdinova, R. M.

    2012-09-01

    In the framework of the Kolmogorov crystallization model, the non-repeatability of successive remagnetization cycles for ultrathin Co/M (M = Pt, Pd, Au) films is considered. That model has been shown to be suitable for describing magnetic relaxation processes in such systems with a "memory." To this end some additional elements should be included in the model: it is necessary (i) to take into account that every cycle starts from the state left "heritably" by the preceding state and (ii) to suppose that the velocity of the new magnetic phase expansion depends on the cycle number. In the framework of such a model, we have succeeded to outline adequately (including quantitative description) all features of the successive magnetic relaxation cycles along with the astonishing effect of the cumulative growth of minor hysteresis loops.

  1. Cumulative growth of minor hysteresis loops in the Kolmogorov model

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    Meilikhov, E. Z.; Farzetdinova, R. M.

    2013-01-01

    The phenomenon of nonrepeatability of successive remagnetization cycles in Co/M (M = Pt, Pd, Au) multilayer film structures is explained in the framework of the Kolmogorov crystallization model. It is shown that this model of phase transitions can be adapted so as to adequately describe the process of magnetic relaxation in the indicated systems with "memory." For this purpose, it is necessary to introduce some additional elements into the model, in particular, (i) to take into account the fact that every cycle starts from a state "inherited" from the preceding cycle and (ii) to assume that the rate of growth of a new magnetic phase depends on the cycle number. This modified model provides a quite satisfactory qualitative and quantitative description of all features of successive magnetic relaxation cycles in the system under consideration, including the surprising phenomenon of cumulative growth of minor hysteresis loops.

  2. Causes and implications of colloid and microorganism retention hysteresis

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    Bradford, Scott A.; Kim, Hyunjung

    2012-09-01

    Experiments were designed to better understand the causes and implications of colloid and microorganism retention hysteresis with transients in solution ionic strength (IS). Saturated packed column experiments were conducted using two sizes of carboxyl modified latex (CML) microspheres (0.1 and 1.1 μm) and microorganisms (coliphage φX174 and E. coli D21g) under various transient solution chemistry conditions, and 360 μm Ottawa sand that was subject to different levels of cleaning, namely, a salt cleaning procedure that removed clay particles, and a salt + acid cleaning procedure that removed clay and reduced microscopic heterogeneities due to metal oxides and surface roughness. Comparison of results from the salt and salt + acid treated sand indicated that microscopic heterogeneity was a major contributor to colloid retention hysteresis. The influence of this heterogeneity increased with IS and decreasing colloid/microbe size on salt treated sand. These trends were not consistent with calculated mean interaction energies (the secondary minima), but could be explained by the size of the electrostatic zone of influence (ZOI) near microscopic heterogeneities. In particular, the depth of local minima in the interaction energy has been predicted to increase with a decrease in the ZOI when the colloid size and/or the Debye length decreased (IS increased). The adhesive interaction was therefore largely irreversible for smaller sized 0.1 μm CML colloids, whereas it was reversible for larger 1.1 μm CML colloids. Similarly, the larger E. coli D21g exhibited greater reversibility in retention than φX174. However, direct comparison of CML colloids and microbes was not possible due to differences in size, shape, and surface properties. Retention and release behavior of CML colloids on salt + acid treated sand was much more consistent with mean interaction energies due to reduction in microscopic heterogeneities.

  3. Causes and implications of colloid and microorganism retention hysteresis.

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    Bradford, Scott A; Kim, Hyunjung

    2012-09-01

    Experiments were designed to better understand the causes and implications of colloid and microorganism retention hysteresis with transients in solution ionic strength (IS). Saturated packed column experiments were conducted using two sizes of carboxyl modified latex (CML) microspheres (0.1 and 1.1 ?m) and microorganisms (coliphage ?X174 and E. coli D21g) under various transient solution chemistry conditions, and 360 ?m Ottawa sand that was subject to different levels of cleaning, namely, a salt cleaning procedure that removed clay particles, and a salt+acid cleaning procedure that removed clay and reduced microscopic heterogeneities due to metal oxides and surface roughness. Comparison of results from the salt and salt+acid treated sand indicated that microscopic heterogeneity was a major contributor to colloid retention hysteresis. The influence of this heterogeneity increased with IS and decreasing colloid/microbe size on salt treated sand. These trends were not consistent with calculated mean interaction energies (the secondary minima), but could be explained by the size of the electrostatic zone of influence (ZOI) near microscopic heterogeneities. In particular, the depth of local minima in the interaction energy has been predicted to increase with a decrease in the ZOI when the colloid size and/or the Debye length decreased (IS increased). The adhesive interaction was therefore largely irreversible for smaller sized 0.1 ?m CML colloids, whereas it was reversible for larger 1.1 ?m CML colloids. Similarly, the larger E. coli D21g exhibited greater reversibility in retention than ?X174. However, direct comparison of CML colloids and microbes was not possible due to differences in size, shape, and surface properties. Retention and release behavior of CML colloids on salt+acid treated sand was much more consistent with mean interaction energies due to reduction in microscopic heterogeneities. PMID:22820488

  4. Finite element analysis of hysteresis effects in piezoelectric transducers

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    Simkovics, Reinhard; Landes, Hermann; Kaltenbacher, Manfred; Hoffelner, Johann; Lerch, Reinhard

    2000-06-01

    The design of ultrasonic transducers for high power applications, e.g. in medical therapy or production engineering, asks for effective computer aided design tools to analyze the occurring nonlinear effects. In this paper the finite-element-boundary-element package CAPA is presented that allows to model different types of electromechanical sensors and actuators. These transducers are based on various physical coupling effects, such as piezoelectricity or magneto- mechanical interactions. Their computer modeling requires the numerical solution of a multifield problem, such as coupled electric-mechanical fields or magnetic-mechanical fields as well as coupled mechanical-acoustic fields. With the reported software environment we are able to compute the dynamic behavior of electromechanical sensors and actuators by taking into account geometric nonlinearities, nonlinear wave propagation and ferroelectric as well as magnetic material nonlinearities. After a short introduction to the basic theory of the numerical calculation schemes, two practical examples will demonstrate the applicability of the numerical simulation tool. As a first example an ultrasonic thickness mode transducer consisting of a piezoceramic material used for high power ultrasound production is examined. Due to ferroelectric hysteresis, higher order harmonics can be detected in the actuators input current. Also in case of electrical and mechanical prestressing a resonance frequency shift occurs, caused by ferroelectric hysteresis and nonlinear dependencies of the material coefficients on electric field and mechanical stresses. As a second example, a power ultrasound transducer used in HIFU-therapy (high intensity focused ultrasound) is presented. Due to the compressibility and losses in the propagating fluid a nonlinear shock wave generation can be observed. For both examples a good agreement between numerical simulation and experimental data has been achieved.

  5. Holomorphic curves in surfaces of general type.

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    Lu, S S; Yau, S T

    1990-01-01

    This note answers some questions on holomorphic curves and their distribution in an algebraic surface of positive index. More specifically, we exploit the existence of natural negatively curved "pseudo-Finsler" metrics on a surface S of general type whose Chern numbers satisfy c(2)1>2c2 to show that a holomorphic map of a Riemann surface to S whose image is not in any rational or elliptic curve must satisfy a distance decreasing property with respect to these metrics. We show as a consequence that such a map extends over isolated punctures. So assuming that the Riemann surface is obtained from a compact one of genus q by removing a finite number of points, then the map is actually algebraic and defines a compact holomorphic curve in S. Furthermore, the degree of the curve with respect to a fixed polarization is shown to be bounded above by a multiple of q - 1 irrespective of the map. PMID:11607050

  6. Characterization upon electrical hysteresis and thermal diffusion of TiAl3Ox dielectric film

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    2011-01-01

    In this paper, we have investigated the electrical properties of TiAl3Ox film as electrical gate insulator deposited by pulsed laser deposition and presented a simple method to describe the thermal diffusion behaviors of metal atoms at TiAl3Ox/Si interfacial region in detail. The TiAl3Ox films show obvious electrical hysteresis by the capacitance-voltage measurements after post-annealing treatment. By virtue of the diffusion models composed of TiAl3Ox film and silicon, the diffusion coefficient and the diffusion activation energy of the Ti and Al atoms are extracted. It is valuable to further investigate the pseudobinary oxide system in practice. PACS: 77.55.-g; 81.15.Fg; 81.40.Gh. PMID:22011364

  7. Discrete regenerative fuel cell reduces hysteresis for sustainable cycling of water

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    Park, Kiwon; Lee, Jungkoo; Kim, Hyung-Man; Choi, Kap-Seung; Hwang, Gunyong

    2014-04-01

    The discrete regenerative fuel cell is being developed as a residential power control that synchronizes with a renewables load which fluctuates significantly with the time and weather. The power of proton exchange membrane fuel cells can be scaled-up adjustably to meet the residential power demand. As a result, scale-ups from a basic unit cell with a 25 cm2 active area create a serpentine flow-field on an active area of 100 cm2 and take into account the excessive current and the remaining power obtained by stacking single cells. Operating a fuel cell utilising oxygen produced by the electrolyser instead of air improves the electrochemical reaction and the water balance. Furthermore, the performance test results with oxygen instead of air show almost no hysteresis, which results in the very stable operation of the proton exchange membrane fuel cell as well as the sustainable cycle of water by hydrogen and oxygen mediums.

  8. Hysteresis and Domain Behaviors Analysis of High Purity Fe-(5, 6) wt% Si Alloys

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    Lei, Zhe; Horiuchi, Takuro; Sasaki, Iwao; Kaido, Chikara; Yochi, Horibe; Hata, Satoshi; Ogawa, Toshifumi; Era, Hidenori

    We investigated the improvement in magnetic properties of high-purity Fe-(5, 6) wt% Si formed by cold crucible levitation melting. The results showed that Fe-6 wt% Si alloy has a smaller coercivity than Fe-5 wt% Si. The hysteresis loss of both alloys increases linearly and slightly with maximum magnetization, and increases significantly after a certain maximum magnetization. Additionally, demagnetized domain structure and domain wall motion in both samples was studied by means of Lorentz microscopy. The results indicated that the domain wall motion of Fe-6 wt% Si can be activated in lower external fields and displaces more rapidly than Fe-5 wt% Si. Moreover, the displacement of domain walls that penetrate symmetrical grain boundaries and dislocations in Fe-6 wt% Si was analyzed. The boundaries and dislocations have no pinning effect on domain wall motion.

  9. Amplitude and frequency dependence of hysteresis loss in a magnet-superconductor levitation system

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    Yang, Z.J.; Hull, J.R.; Mulcahy, T.M.; Rossing, T.D.

    1995-08-01

    Using an electromagnetically controlled mechanical pendulum, we measured the energy loss for different amplitudes in a magnetic levitation system that contained high temperature superconductors (HTSs). Two procedures were followed to measure losses at 77 K for frequencies of 93.8 mHz to 80 Hz. In the first procedure, the distance between the permanent magnet and the HTS levitator was the same as that during (field) cooling. In the second procedure, the magnet was lowered (after cooling) closer to the HTS levitator before the measurements were performed. The experimental data show that these two procedures give essentially the same results at the same distance despite different cooling (and magnetization) histories for melt-textured YBaCuO levitators, and the frequency-independent energy loss is a power-law function of amplitude. We attribute the energy loss to magnetic hysteresis in the superconductor. {copyright} {ital 1995} {ital American} {ital Institute} {ital of} {ital Physics}.

  10. Simulation of magnetic hysteresis loops and magnetic Barkhausen noise of α-iron containing nonmagnetic particles

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    Li, Yi; Xu, Ben; Hu, Shenyang; Li, Yulan; Li, Qiulin; Liu, Wei

    2015-07-01

    The magnetic hysteresis loops and Barkhausen noise of a single α-iron with nonmagnetic particles are simulated to investigate into the magnetic hardening due to Cu-rich precipitates in irradiated reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels. Phase field method basing Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert (LLG) equation is used for this simulation. The results show that the presence of the nonmagnetic particle could result in magnetic hardening by making the nucleation of reversed domains difficult. The coercive field is found to increase, while the intensity of Barkhausen noise voltage is decreased when the nonmagnetic particle is introduced. Simulations demonstrate the impact of nucleation field of reversed domains on the magnetization reversal behavior and the magnetic properties.

  11. Simulation of magnetic hysteresis loops and magnetic Barkhausen noise of ?-iron containing nonmagnetic particles

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    Li, Yi; Xu, Ben; Hu, Shenyang; Li, Yulan; Li, Qiulin; Liu, Wei

    2015-07-01

    The magnetic hysteresis loops and Barkhausen noise of a single ?-iron with nonmagnetic particles are simulated to investigate into the magnetic hardening due to Cu-rich precipitates in irradiated reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels. Phase field method basing Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert (LLG) equation is used for this simulation. The results show that the presence of the nonmagnetic particle could result in magnetic hardening by making the nucleation of reversed domains difficult. The coercive field is found to increase, while the intensity of Barkhausen noise voltage is decreased when the nonmagnetic particle is introduced. Simulations demonstrate the impact of nucleation field of reversed domains on the magnetization reversal behavior and the magnetic properties.

  12. Discrete regenerative fuel cell reduces hysteresis for sustainable cycling of water.

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    Park, Kiwon; Lee, Jungkoo; Kim, Hyung-Man; Choi, Kap-Seung; Hwang, Gunyong

    2014-01-01

    The discrete regenerative fuel cell is being developed as a residential power control that synchronizes with a renewables load which fluctuates significantly with the time and weather. The power of proton exchange membrane fuel cells can be scaled-up adjustably to meet the residential power demand. As a result, scale-ups from a basic unit cell with a 25 cm(2) active area create a serpentine flow-field on an active area of 100 cm(2) and take into account the excessive current and the remaining power obtained by stacking single cells. Operating a fuel cell utilising oxygen produced by the electrolyser instead of air improves the electrochemical reaction and the water balance. Furthermore, the performance test results with oxygen instead of air show almost no hysteresis, which results in the very stable operation of the proton exchange membrane fuel cell as well as the sustainable cycle of water by hydrogen and oxygen mediums. PMID:24699531

  13. Simulation of magnetic hysteresis loops and magnetic Barkhausen noise of α-iron containing nonmagnetic particles

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    Li, Yi; Xu, Ben; Hu, Shenyang; Li, Yulan; Li, Qiulin; Liu, Wei

    2015-07-01

    The magnetic hysteresis loops and Barkhausen noise of a single α-iron with nonmagnetic particles are simulated to investigate into the magnetic hardening due to Cu-rich precipitates in irradiated reactor pressure vessel (RPV) steels. Phase field method basing Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert (LLG) equation is used for this simulation. The results show that the presence of the nonmagnetic particle could result in magnetic hardening by making the nucleation of reversed domains difficult. The coercive field is found to increase, while the intensity of Barkhausen noise voltage is decreased when the nonmagnetic particle is introduced. Simulations demonstrate the impact of nucleation field of reversed domainsmore » on the magnetization reversal behavior and the magnetic properties.« less

  14. Discrete regenerative fuel cell reduces hysteresis for sustainable cycling of water

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    Park, Kiwon; Lee, Jungkoo; Kim, Hyung-Man; Choi, Kap-Seung; Hwang, Gunyong

    2014-01-01

    The discrete regenerative fuel cell is being developed as a residential power control that synchronizes with a renewables load which fluctuates significantly with the time and weather. The power of proton exchange membrane fuel cells can be scaled-up adjustably to meet the residential power demand. As a result, scale-ups from a basic unit cell with a 25 cm2 active area create a serpentine flow-field on an active area of 100 cm2 and take into account the excessive current and the remaining power obtained by stacking single cells. Operating a fuel cell utilising oxygen produced by the electrolyser instead of air improves the electrochemical reaction and the water balance. Furthermore, the performance test results with oxygen instead of air show almost no hysteresis, which results in the very stable operation of the proton exchange membrane fuel cell as well as the sustainable cycle of water by hydrogen and oxygen mediums. PMID:24699531

  15. Magnetic biasing of a ferroelectric hysteresis loop in a multiferroic orthoferrite.

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    Tokunaga, Y; Taguchi, Y; Arima, T; Tokura, Y

    2014-01-24

    In a multiferroic orthoferrite Dy0.7Tb0.3FeO3, which shows electric-field-(E-)driven magnetization (M) reversal due to a tight clamping between polarization (P) and M, a gigantic effect of magnetic-field (H) biasing on P-E hysteresis loops is observed in the case of rapid E sweeping. The magnitude of the bias E field can be controlled by varying the magnitude of H, and its sign can be reversed by changing the sign of H or the relative clamping direction between P and M. The origin of this unconventional biasing effect is ascribed to the difference in the Zeeman energy between the +P and -P states coupled with the M states with opposite sign. PMID:24484164

  16. Large melting point hysteresis of Ge nanocrystals embedded inSiO2

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    Xu, Q.; Sharp, I.D.; Yuan, C.W.; Yi, D.O.; Liao, C.Y.; Glaeser,A.M.; Minor, A.M.; Beeman, J.W.; Ridgway, M.C.; Kluth, P.; Ager III,J.W.; Chrzan, D.C.; Haller, E.E.

    2006-05-04

    The melting behavior of Ge nanocrystals embedded within SiO{sub 2} is evaluated using in situ transmission electron microscopy. The observed melting point hysteresis is large ({+-} 17%) and nearly symmetric about the bulk melting point. This hysteresis is modeled successfully using classical nucleation theory without the need to invoke epitaxy.

  17. The sales learning curve.

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    Leslie, Mark; Holloway, Charles A

    2006-01-01

    When a company launches a new product into a new market, the temptation is to immediately ramp up sales force capacity to gain customers as quickly as possible. But hiring a full sales force too early just causes the firm to burn through cash and fail to meet revenue expectations. Before it can sell an innovative product efficiently, the entire organization needs to learn how customers will acquire and use it, a process the authors call the sales learning curve. The concept of a learning curve is well understood in manufacturing. Employees transfer knowledge and experience back and forth between the production line and purchasing, manufacturing, engineering, planning, and operations. The sales learning curve unfolds similarly through the give-and-take between the company--marketing, sales, product support, and product development--and its customers. As customers adopt the product, the firm modifies both the offering and the processes associated with making and selling it. Progress along the manufacturing curve is measured by tracking cost per unit: The more a firm learns about the manufacturing process, the more efficient it becomes, and the lower the unit cost goes. Progress along the sales learning curve is measured in an analogous way: The more a company learns about the sales process, the more efficient it becomes at selling, and the higher the sales yield. As the sales yield increases, the sales learning process unfolds in three distinct phases--initiation, transition, and execution. Each phase requires a different size--and kind--of sales force and represents a different stage in a company's production, marketing, and sales strategies. Adjusting those strategies as the firm progresses along the sales learning curve allows managers to plan resource allocation more accurately, set appropriate expectations, avoid disastrous cash shortfalls, and reduce both the time and money required to turn a profit. PMID:16846194

  18. Dynamics of curved interfaces

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    Escudero, Carlos

    2009-08-15

    Stochastic growth phenomena on curved interfaces are studied by means of stochastic partial differential equations. These are derived as counterparts of linear planar equations on a curved geometry after a reparametrization invariance principle has been applied. We examine differences and similarities with the classical planar equations. Some characteristic features are the loss of correlation through time and a particular behavior of the average fluctuations. Dependence on the metric is also explored. The diffusive model that propagates correlations ballistically in the planar situation is particularly interesting, as this propagation becomes nonuniversal in the new regime.

  19. IGMtransmission: Transmission curve computation

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    Harrison, Christopher M.; Meiksin, Avery; Stock, David

    2015-04-01

    IGMtransmission is a Java graphical user interface that implements Monte Carlo simulations to compute the corrections to colors of high-redshift galaxies due to intergalactic attenuation based on current models of the Intergalactic Medium. The effects of absorption due to neutral hydrogen are considered, with particular attention to the stochastic effects of Lyman Limit Systems. Attenuation curves are produced, as well as colors for a wide range of filter responses and model galaxy spectra. Photometric filters are included for the Hubble Space Telescope, the Keck telescope, the Mt. Palomar 200-inch, the SUBARU telescope and UKIRT; alternative filter response curves and spectra may be readily uploaded.

  20. Complementary curves of descent

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    Mungan, Carl E.; Lipscombe, Trevor C.

    2013-01-01

    The shapes of two wires in a vertical plane with the same starting and ending points are described as complementary curves of descent if beads frictionlessly slide down both of them in the same time, starting from rest. Every analytic curve has a unique complement, except for a cycloid (solution of the brachistochrone problem), which is self complementary. A striking example is a straight wire whose complement is a lemniscate of Bernoulli. Alternatively, the wires can be tracks down which round objects undergo a rolling race. The level of presentation is appropriate for an intermediate undergraduate course in classical mechanics.

  1. Graphing Polar Curves

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    Lawes, Jonathan F.

    2013-01-01

    Graphing polar curves typically involves a combination of three traditional techniques, all of which can be time-consuming and tedious. However, an alternative method--graphing the polar function on a rectangular plane--simplifies graphing, increases student understanding of the polar coordinate system, and reinforces graphing techniques learned

  2. The Bacterial Growth Curve.

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    Paulton, Richard J. L.

    1991-01-01

    A procedure that allows students to view an entire bacterial growth curve during a two- to three-hour student laboratory period is described. Observations of the lag phase, logarithmic phase, maximum stationary phase, and phase of decline are possible. A nonpathogenic, marine bacterium is used in the investigation. (KR)

  3. Editorial: The Skewed Curve.

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    Bausell, R. Barker

    1995-01-01

    This editorial provides an informal review of "The Bell Curve" (Herrnstein and Murray, 1994). The book, packaged as scientific writing, is an attack on affirmative action and on government attempts to foster egalitarianism. It is a political treatise that assumes that racial differences in intelligence are valid and genetic. (SLD)

  4. Curve Fit Challenge

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    Harper, Suzanne R.; Driskell, Shannon

    2005-01-01

    Graphic tips for using the Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) are described. The methods to import an image into GSP, define a coordinate system, plot points and curve fit the function using a graphical calculator are demonstrated where the graphic features of GSP allow teachers to expand the use of the technology application beyond the classroom.

  5. Graphing Polar Curves

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    Lawes, Jonathan F.

    2013-01-01

    Graphing polar curves typically involves a combination of three traditional techniques, all of which can be time-consuming and tedious. However, an alternative method--graphing the polar function on a rectangular plane--simplifies graphing, increases student understanding of the polar coordinate system, and reinforces graphing techniques learned…

  6. Back-Propagation Operation for Analog Neural Network Hardware with Synapse Components Having Hysteresis Characteristics

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    Ueda, Michihito; Nishitani, Yu; Kaneko, Yukihiro; Omote, Atsushi

    2014-01-01

    To realize an analog artificial neural network hardware, the circuit element for synapse function is important because the number of synapse elements is much larger than that of neuron elements. One of the candidates for this synapse element is a ferroelectric memristor. This device functions as a voltage controllable variable resistor, which can be applied to a synapse weight. However, its conductance shows hysteresis characteristics and dispersion to the input voltage. Therefore, the conductance values vary according to the history of the height and the width of the applied pulse voltage. Due to the difficulty of controlling the accurate conductance, it is not easy to apply the back-propagation learning algorithm to the neural network hardware having memristor synapses. To solve this problem, we proposed and simulated a learning operation procedure as follows. Employing a weight perturbation technique, we derived the error change. When the error reduced, the next pulse voltage was updated according to the back-propagation learning algorithm. If the error increased the amplitude of the next voltage pulse was set in such way as to cause similar memristor conductance but in the opposite voltage scanning direction. By this operation, we could eliminate the hysteresis and confirmed that the simulation of the learning operation converged. We also adopted conductance dispersion numerically in the simulation. We examined the probability that the error decreased to a designated value within a predetermined loop number. The ferroelectric has the characteristics that the magnitude of polarization does not become smaller when voltages having the same polarity are applied. These characteristics greatly improved the probability even if the learning rate was small, if the magnitude of the dispersion is adequate. Because the dispersion of analog circuit elements is inevitable, this learning operation procedure is useful for analog neural network hardware. PMID:25393715

  7. "Universal" Recession Curves and their Geomorphological Roots

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    Marani, M.; Biswal, B.

    2011-12-01

    The basic structural organization of channel networks, and of the connected hillslopes, have been shown to be intimately linked to basin responses to rainfall events, leading to geomorphological theories of the hydrologic response. Here, We identify a previously undetected link between the river network morphology and key recession curves properties. We show that the power-law exponent of -dQ/dt vs. Q curves is related to the power-law exponent of N(l) vs. G(l) curves (which we show to be connected to Hack's law), where l is the downstream distance from the channel heads, N(l) is the number of channel reaches exactly located at a distance l from their channel head, and G(l) is the total length of the network located at a distance greater or equal to l from channel heads. We then generalize the power-law expressions of recession curves, to identify "universal" curves, independent of the initial moisture conditions and of basin area, by making the -dQ/dt vs. Q curve non-dimensional using an index discharge representative of initial moisture conditions. We subsequently rescale the geomorphic recession curve, N(l) vs. G(l), producing a collapse of the geomorphic recession curves constructed from the DTM's of 67 US study basins. Finally, by use of the specific discharge u = Q/A, we link the two previous results and define the specific recession curves, whose collapse across basins within homogeneous geographical areas lends further, decisive, support to the notion that the statistical properties of observational recession curves bear the signature of the geomorphological structure of the networks producing them.

  8. Grain-damage hysteresis and plate tectonic states

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    Bercovici, David; Ricard, Yanick

    2016-04-01

    Shear localization in the lithosphere is an essential ingredient for understanding how and why plate tectonics is generated from mantle convection on terrestrial planets. The theoretical model for grain-damage and pinning in two-phase polycrystalline rocks provides a frame-work for understanding lithospheric shear weakening and plate-generation, and is consistent with laboratory and field observations of mylonites. Grain size evolves through the competition between coarsening, which drives grain-growth, and damage, which drives grain reduction. The interface between crystalline phases controls Zener pinning, which impedes grain growth. Damage to the interface enhances the Zener pinning effect, which then reduces grain-size, forcing the rheology into the grain-size-dependent diffusion creep regime. This process thus allows damage and rheological weakening to co-exist, providing a necessary positive self-weakening feedback. Moreover, because pinning inhibits grain-growth it promotes shear-zone longevity and plate-boundary inheritance. However, the suppression of interface damage at low interface curvature (wherein inter-grain mixing is inefficient and other energy sinks of deformational work are potentially more facile) causes a hysteresis effect, in which three possible equilibrium grain-sizes for a given stress coexist: (1) a stable, large-grain, weakly-deforming state, (2) a stable, small-grain, rapidly-deforming state analogous to ultramylonites, and (3) an unstable, intermediate grain-size state perhaps comparable to protomylonites. A comparison of the model to field data suggests that shear-localized zones of small-grain mylonites and ultra-mylonites exist at a lower stress than the co-existing large-grain porphyroclasts, rather than, as predicted by paleopiezometers or paleowattmeters, at a much higher stress; this interpretation of field data thus allows localization to relieve instead of accumulate stress. The model also predicts that a lithosphere that deforms at a given stress can acquire two stable deformation regimes indicative of plate-like flows, i.e., it permits the coexistence of both slowly deforming plate interiors, and rapidly deforming plate boundaries. Earth seems to exist squarely inside the hysteresis loop and thus can have coexisting deformation states, while Venus appears to straddle the end of the loop where only the weakly deforming branch exists.

  9. An air-cooled Litz wire coil for measuring the high frequency hysteresis loops of magnetic samplesA useful setup for magnetic hyperthermia applications

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    Connord, V.; Mehdaoui, B.; Tan, R. P.; Carrey, J.; Respaud, M.

    2014-09-01

    A setup for measuring the high-frequency hysteresis loops of magnetic samples is described. An alternating magnetic field in the range 6-100 kHz with amplitude up to 80 mT is produced by a Litz wire coil. The latter is air-cooled using a forced-air approach so no water flow is required to run the setup. High-frequency hysteresis loops are measured using a system of pick-up coils and numerical integration of signals. Reproducible measurements are obtained in the frequency range of 6-56 kHz. Measurement examples on ferrite cylinders and on iron oxide nanoparticle ferrofluids are shown. Comparison with other measurement methods of the hysteresis loop area (complex susceptibility, quasi-static hysteresis loops, and calorific measurements) is provided and shows the coherency of the results obtained with this setup. This setup is well adapted to the magnetic characterization of colloidal solutions of magnetic nanoparticles for magnetic hyperthermia applications.

  10. The effect of contact angle hysteresis on droplet motion and collisions on superhydrophobic surfaces

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    Nilsson, Michael; Rothstein, Jonathan

    2010-11-01

    The effect of varying the contact angle hysteresis of a superhydrophobic surface on the characteristics and dynamics of water droplet motion and their subsequent collision are investigated using a high-speed camera. The surfaces are created by imparting random roughness to Teflon through sanding. With this technique, it is possible to create surfaces with similar advancing contact angles near 150 degrees, but with varying contact angle hysteresis. This talk will focus on a number of interesting experimental observations pertaining to drop dynamics along a surface with uniform hysteresis, drop motion along surfaces with transition zones from one hysteresis to another, and the collision of droplets on surfaces of uniform hysteresis. For single drop studies, gravity is used as the driving force, while the collision studies use pressurized air to propel one drop into the other. For the case of droplet collision, the effect of hysteresis, Weber number, and impact number on the maximum deformation of the drops, and the post-collision dynamics will be discussed. For the single droplet measurements, the resistance to motion will be characterized as well as the transition from rolling to sliding as a function of drop size, inclination angle, and hysteresis. Additionally, we will quantify the effect of surface transitions on the resulting motion, mixing, and deflection of the drops.

  11. Research on the Dynamic Hysteresis Loop Model of the Residence Times Difference (RTD)-Fluxgate

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    Wang, Yanzhang; Wu, Shujun; Zhou, Zhijian; Cheng, Defu; Pang, Na; Wan, Yunxia

    2013-01-01

    Based on the core hysteresis features, the RTD-fluxgate core, while working, is repeatedly saturated with excitation field. When the fluxgate simulates, the accurate characteristic model of the core may provide a precise simulation result. As the shape of the ideal hysteresis loop model is fixed, it cannot accurately reflect the actual dynamic changing rules of the hysteresis loop. In order to improve the fluxgate simulation accuracy, a dynamic hysteresis loop model containing the parameters which have actual physical meanings is proposed based on the changing rule of the permeability parameter when the fluxgate is working. Compared with the ideal hysteresis loop model, this model has considered the dynamic features of the hysteresis loop, which makes the simulation results closer to the actual output. In addition, other hysteresis loops of different magnetic materials can be explained utilizing the described model for an example of amorphous magnetic material in this manuscript. The model has been validated by the output response comparison between experiment results and fitting results using the model. PMID:24002230

  12. The application of the load-stroke hysteresis technique for evaluating fatigue damage development

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    Baxter, T.; Reifsnider, K.L.

    1994-12-31

    A new experimental method was developed to measure hysteresis loss during a fatigue test from the load and stroke signals of a standard servo-hydraulic materials testing system. The method was used to characterize changes in properties and performance induced by long-term cyclic loading. Advantages of the load-stroke hysteresis measurement include: (1) contact with the specimen is not required, (2) the fatigue test is not interrupted for data collection, (3) the measured quantity (the hysteresis loop area) is directly related to the (damage) events that alter material properties and life, and (4) a quantitative measure of damage extent and development rate is obtained. The method was used to evaluate damage development during fatigue tests of polymeric composite laminates with unidirectional and angle-ply fiber orientations. The hysteresis loop measurements were used to identify the different stages of damage development and the different damage mechanisms (matrix cracking, delamination, and fiber fracture) in the material systems. The results from the hysteresis technique were correlated with conventional NDE methods such as dynamic signal analysis and specimen surface temperature measurements. It was found that the load-stroke hysteresis technique was especially sensitive to the fiber fracture, the most difficult type of damage process to interrogate in-situ. The hysteresis technique may provide a valuable method for predicting fatigue failure in composite specimens.

  13. Atlas of fatigue curves

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    Boyer, H.E.

    1986-01-01

    This Atlas was developed to serve engineers who are looking for fatigue data on a particular metal or alloy. Having these curves compiled in a single book will also facilitate the computerization of the involved data. It is pointed out that plans are under way to make the data in this book available in ASCII files for analysis by computer programs. S-N curves which typify effects of major variables are considered along with low-carbon steels, medium-carbon steels, alloy steels, HSLA steels, high-strength alloy steels, heat-resisting steels, stainless steels, maraging steels, cast irons, and heat-resisting alloys. Attention is also given to aluminum alloys, copper alloys, magnesium alloys, molybdenum, tin alloys, titanium and titanium alloys, zirconium, steel castings, closed-die forgings, powder metallurgy parts, composites, effects of surface treatments, and test results for component parts.

  14. Modeling and analysis of hysteresis by harmonic balance method

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    Cheng, Weiying; Saito, Yoshifuru

    2015-05-01

    B-H loop and its modeling are essential for ferromagnetic material characterization and electromagnetic simulation. The objective of this study was to characterize material change by analyzing the corresponding B-H loops and construct a general B-H model for electromagnetic simulation. A B-H loop was decomposed in terms of either ideal or normal magnetization curves, and the respective curves are single-valued functions of B and dB, which can be constructed using harmonic balance method. The B-H loop analysis and modeling were simplified by the loop decomposition approach.

  15. Mouse Curve Biometrics

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    Schulz, Douglas A.

    2007-10-08

    A biometric system suitable for validating user identity using only mouse movements and no specialized equipment is presented. Mouse curves (mouse movements with little or no pause between them) are individually classied and used to develop classication histograms, which are representative of an individual's typical mouse use. These classication histograms can then be compared to validate identity. This classication approach is suitable for providing continuous identity validation during an entire user session.

  16. Anatomical curve identification

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    Bowman, Adrian W.; Katina, Stanislav; Smith, Joanna; Brown, Denise

    2015-01-01

    Methods for capturing images in three dimensions are now widely available, with stereo-photogrammetry and laser scanning being two common approaches. In anatomical studies, a number of landmarks are usually identified manually from each of these images and these form the basis of subsequent statistical analysis. However, landmarks express only a very small proportion of the information available from the images. Anatomically defined curves have the advantage of providing a much richer expression of shape. This is explored in the context of identifying the boundary of breasts from an image of the female torso and the boundary of the lips from a facial image. The curves of interest are characterised by ridges or valleys. Key issues in estimation are the ability to navigate across the anatomical surface in three-dimensions, the ability to recognise the relevant boundary and the need to assess the evidence for the presence of the surface feature of interest. The first issue is addressed by the use of principal curves, as an extension of principal components, the second by suitable assessment of curvature and the third by change-point detection. P-spline smoothing is used as an integral part of the methods but adaptations are made to the specific anatomical features of interest. After estimation of the boundary curves, the intermediate surfaces of the anatomical feature of interest can be characterised by surface interpolation. This allows shape variation to be explored using standard methods such as principal components. These tools are applied to a collection of images of women where one breast has been reconstructed after mastectomy and where interest lies in shape differences between the reconstructed and unreconstructed breasts. They are also applied to a collection of lip images where possible differences in shape between males and females are of interest. PMID:26041943

  17. Magnetoabsorption and magnetic hysteresis in Ni ferrite nanoparticles

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    Hernández-Gómez, P.; Muñoz, J. M.; Valente, M. A.; Torres, C.; de Francisco, C.

    2013-01-01

    Nickel ferrite nanoparticles were prepared by a modified sol-gel technique employing coconut oil, and then annealed at different temperatures in 400-1200 °C range. This route of preparation has revealed to be one efficient and cheap technique to obtain high quality nickel ferrite nanosized powder. Sample particles sizes obtained with XRD data and Scherrer's formula lie in 13 nm to 138 nm, with increased size with annealing temperature. Hysteresis loops have been obtained at room temperature with an inductive method. Magnetic field induced microwave absorption in nanoscale ferrites is a recent an active area of research, in order to characterize and explore potential novel applications. In the present work microwave magnetoabsorption data of the annealed nickel ferrite nanoparticles are presented. These data have been obtained with a system based on a network analyzer that operates in the frequency range 0 - 8.5 GHz. At fields up to 400 mT we can observe a peak according to ferromagnetic resonance theory. Sample annealed at higher temperature exhibits different absorption, coercivity and saturation magnetization figures, revealing its multidomain character.

  18. Solute concentration-dependent contact angle hysteresis and evaporation stains.

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    Li, Yueh-Feng; Sheng, Yu-Jane; Tsao, Heng-Kwong

    2014-07-01

    The presence of nonvolatile solutes in a liquid drop on a solid surface can affect the wetting properties. Depending on the surface-activity of the solutes, the extent of contact angle hysteresis (CAH) can vary with their concentration and the pattern of the evaporation stain is altered accordingly. In this work, four types of concentration-dependent CAH and evaporation stains are identified for a water drop containing polymeric additives on polycarbonate. For polymers without surface-activity such as dextran, advancing and receding contact angles (?a and ?r) are independent of solute concentrations, and a concentrated stain is observed in the vicinity of the drop center after complete evaporation. For polymers with weak surface-activity such as poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), both ?a and ?r are decreased by solute addition, and the stain pattern varies with increasing PEG concentration, including a concentrated stain and a mountain-like island. For polymers with intermediate surface-activity such as sodium polystyrenesulfonate (NaPSS), ?a descends slightly, but ?r decreases significantly after the addition of a substantial amount of NaPSS, and a ring-like stain pattern is observed. Moreover, the size of the ring stain can be controlled by NaPSS concentration. For polymers with strong surface-activity such as poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP), ?a remains essentially a constant, but ?r is significantly lowered after the addition of a small amount of PVP, and the typical ring-like stain is seen. PMID:24933206

  19. Droplet evaporation dynamics on a superhydrophobic surface with negligible hysteresis.

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    Dash, Susmita; Garimella, Suresh V

    2013-08-27

    We report on experiments of droplet evaporation on a structured superhydrophobic surface that displays very high contact angle (CA ? 160 deg), and negligible contact angle hysteresis (<1 deg). The droplet evaporation is observed to occur in a constant-contact-angle mode, with contact radius shrinking for almost the entire duration of evaporation. Experiments conducted on Teflon-coated smooth surface (CA ? 120 deg) as a baseline also support an evaporation process that is dominated by a constant-contact-angle mode. The experimental results are compared with an isothermal diffusion model for droplet evaporation from the literature. Good agreement is observed for the Teflon-coated smooth surface between the analytical expression and experimental results in terms of the total time for evaporation, transient volume, contact angle, and contact radius. However, for the structured superhydrophobic surface, the experiments indicate that the time taken for complete evaporation of the droplet is greater than the predicted time, across all droplet volumes. This disparity is attributed primarily to the evaporative cooling at the droplet interface due to the high aspect ratio of the droplet and also the lower effective thermal conductivity of the substrate due to the presence of air gaps. This hypothesis is verified by numerically evaluating the temperature distribution along the droplet interface. We propose a generalized relation for predicting the instantaneous volume of droplets with initial CA > 90 deg, irrespective of the mode of evaporation. PMID:23952149

  20. The Dynamic Characteristic and Hysteresis Effect of an Air Spring

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    Lcken, F.; Welsch, M.

    2015-02-01

    In many applications of vibration technology, especially in chassis, air springs present a common alternative to steel spring concepts. A design-independent and therefore universal approach is presented to describe the dynamic characteristic of such springs. Differential and constitutive equations based on energy balances of the enclosed volume and the mountings are given to describe the nonlinear and dynamic characteristics. Therefore all parameters can be estimated directly from physical and geometrical properties, without parameter fitting. The numerically solved equations fit very well to measurements of a passenger car air spring. In a second step a simplification of this model leads to a pure mechanical equation. While in principle the same parameters are used, just an empirical correction of the effective heat transfer coefficient is needed to handle some simplification on this topic. Finally, a linearization of this equation leads to an analogous mechanical model that can be assembled from two common spring- and one dashpot elements in a specific arrangement. This transfer into "mechanical language" enables a system description with a simple force-displacement law and a consideration of the nonobvious hysteresis and stiffness increase of an air spring from a mechanical point of view.

  1. Magnetization and Hysteresis of Dilute Magnetic-Oxide Nanoparticles

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    Skomski, Ralph; Balamurugan, B.; Sellmyer, D. J.

    2014-03-01

    Real-structure imperfections in dilute magnetic oxides tend to create small concentrations of local magnetic moments that are coupled by fairly long-range exchange interactions, mediated by p-electrons. The robustness of these interactions is caused by the strong overlap of the p orbitals, as contrasted to the much weaker interatomic exchange involving iron-series 3d electrons. The net exchange between defect moments can be positive or negative, which gives rise to spin structures with very small net moments. Similarly, the moments exhibit magnetocrystalline anisotropy, reinforced by electron hopping to and from 3d states and generally undergoing some random-anuisotropy averaging. Since the coercivity scales as 2K1/M and M is small, this creates pronounced and -- in thin films -- strongly anisotropic hysteresis loops. In finite systems with N moments, both K1 and M are reduced by a factor of order N1/2 due to random anisotropy and moment compensation, respectively, so that that typical coercivities are comparable to bulk magnets. Thermal activation readily randomizes the net moment of small oxide particles, so that the moment is easier to measure in compacted or aggregated particle ensembles. This research is supported by DOE (BES).

  2. On growth rate hysteresis and catastrophic crystal growth

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    Ferreira, Ceclia; Rocha, Fernando A.; Damas, Ana M.; Martins, Pedro M.

    2013-04-01

    Different crystal growth rates as supersaturation is increasing or decreasing in impure media is a phenomenon called growth rate hysteresis (GRH) that has been observed in varied systems and applications, such as protein crystallization or during biomineralization. We have recently shown that the transient adsorption of impurities onto newly formed active sites for growth (or kinks) is sensitive to the direction and rate of supersaturation variation, thus providing a possible explanation for GRH [6]. In the present contribution, we expand on this concept by deriving the analytical expressions for transient crystal growth based on the energetics of growth hillock formation and kink occupation by impurities. Two types of GRH results are described according to the variation of kink density with supersaturation: for nearly constant density, decreasing or increasing supersaturation induce, respectively, growth promoting or inhibiting effects relative to equilibrium conditions. This is the type of GRH measured by us during the crystallization of egg-white lysozyme. For variable kink density, slight changes in the supersaturation level may induce abrupt variations in the crystal growth rate. Different literature examples of this so-called 'catastrophic' crystal growth are discussed in terms of their fundamental consequences.

  3. Does Corneal Hysteresis Correlate with Endothelial Cell Density?

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    Akova-Budak, Berna; K?van, Serta Argun

    2015-01-01

    Background Our aim was to determine if there is a correlation between corneal biomechanical properties, endothelial cell count, and corneal pachymetry in healthy corneas. Material/Methods Ninety-two eyes of all subjects underwent complete ocular examination, including intraocular pressure measurement by Goldmann applanation tonometer, objective refraction, and slit-lamp biomicroscopy. Topographic measurements and corneal pachymetry were performed using a Scheimpflug-based (Pentacam, Oculus, Germany) corneal topographer. Corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF) were measured with an Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA, Reichert Ophthalmic Instruments, Buffalo, NY). Endothelial cell count measurement was done using a specular microscope (CellChek, Konan, USA). Results Right eye values of the subjects were taken for the study. The mean CH was 11.51.7 mmHg and the mean CRF was 11.21.4 mmHg. Mean intraocular pressure was 15.32.3 mmHg. The mean endothelial cell count was 2754205 cells/mm2. No correlation was found between biomechanical properties of cornea and endothelial cell count. There was a significant positive correlation between CH, CRF, and corneal thickness (p<0.001; r=0.79). Conclusions The corneal biomechanical properties significantly correlated with corneal thickness. We found no correlation between CH and CRF with the endothelial cell density in normal subjects. PMID:25994302

  4. Avalanches and hysteresis in frustrated superconductors and XY spin glasses.

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    Sharma, Auditya; Andreanov, Alexei; Müller, Markus

    2014-10-01

    We study avalanches along the hysteresis loop of long-range interacting spin glasses with continuous XY symmetry, which serves as a toy model of granular superconductors with long-range and frustrated Josephson couplings. We identify sudden jumps in the T=0 configurations of the XY phases as an external field is increased. They are initiated by the softest mode of the inverse susceptibility matrix becoming unstable, which induces an avalanche of phase updates (or spin alignments). We analyze the statistics of these events and study the correlation between the nonlinear avalanches and the soft mode that initiates them. We find that the avalanches follow the directions of a small fraction of the softest modes of the inverse susceptibility matrix, similarly as was found in avalanches in jammed systems. In contrast to the similar Ising spin glass (Sherrington-Kirkpatrick) studied previously, we find that avalanches are not distributed with a scale-free power law but rather have a typical size which scales with the system size. We also observe that the Hessians of the spin-glass minima are not part of standard random matrix ensembles as the lowest eigenvector has a fractal support. PMID:25375434

  5. Hysteresis and Stochastic Resonance in a Kinetic Ising System

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    Sides, S. W.; Ramos, R. A.; Rikvold, P. A.; Novotny, M. A.

    1996-03-01

    A nearest-neighbor kinetic Ising model has previously been used to model magnetization switching in nanoscale ferromagnets in a static external field.(H.L. Richards, S.W. Sides, P.A. Rikvold, and M.A. Novotny, J. Mag. Mag. Materials 150), 37 (1995). We extend this work to study the magnetization response in an oscillating field. We compute the power spectral density and the probability distributions for the period-averaged magnetization and the hysteresis loop area using Monte Carlo simulations. We also investigate the residence time distributions, which provide a sensitive probe for stochastic resonance.( L. Gammaitoni, F. Marchesoni, and S. Santucci, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74), 1052 (1994). These quantities are all analyzed within the framework of distinct deterministic and stochastic decay modes,( P.A. Rikvold, H. Tomita, S. Miyashita, and S.W. Sides, Phys. Rev. E 49), 5080 (1994). which predicts finite-size effects that may be observable in nanometer-sized particles.^1 Supported in part by FSU-MARTECH, by FSU-SCRI under DOE Contract, and by NSF Grants No. DMR-9315969 and DMR-9520325.

  6. Television Quiz Show Simulation

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    Hill, Jonnie Lynn

    2007-01-01

    This article explores the simulation of four television quiz shows for students in China studying English as a foreign language (EFL). It discusses the adaptation and implementation of television quiz shows and how the students reacted to them.

  7. Feedback/feedforward control of hysteresis-compensated piezoelectric actuators for high-speed scanning applications

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    Liu, Yanfang; Shan, Jinjun; Gabbert, Ulrich

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents the control system design for a piezoelectric actuator (PEA) for a high-speed trajectory scanning application. First nonlinear hysteresis is compensated for by using the Maxwell resistive capacitor model. Then the linear dynamics of the hysteresis-compensated piezoelectric actuator are identified. A proportional plus integral (PI) controller is designed based on the linear system, enhanced by feedforward hysteresis compensation. It is found that the feedback controller does not always improve tracking accuracy. When the input frequency exceeds a certain value, feedforward control only may result in better control performance. Experiments are conducted, and the results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed control approach.

  8. Implications of NiMH Hysteresis on HEV Battery Testing and Performance

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    Motloch, Chester George; Belt, Jeffrey R; Hunt, Gary Lynn; Ashton, Clair Kirkendall; Murphy, Timothy Collins; Miller, Ted J.; Coates, Calvin; Tataria, H. S.; Lucas, Glenn E.; Duong, T.Q.; Barnes, J.A.; Sutula, Raymond

    2002-08-01

    Nickel Metal-Hydride (NiMH) is an advanced high-power battery technology that is presently employed in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) and is one of several technologies undergoing continuing research and development by FreedomCAR. Unlike some other HEV battery technologies, NiMH exhibits a strong hysteresis effect upon charge and discharge. This hysteresis has a profound impact on the ability to monitor state-of-charge and battery performance. Researchers at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) have been investigating the implications of NiMH hysteresis on HEV battery testing and performance. Experimental results, insights, and recommendations are presented.

  9. Thermal hysteresis caused by non-equilibrium antifreeze activity of poly(vinyl alcohol)

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    Inada, Takaaki; Lu, Shu-Shen

    2004-08-01

    Thermal hysteresis is often taken as the primary manifestation of antifreeze activity of biological non-equilibrium antifreezes, such as antifreeze proteins and antifreeze glycoproteins. Here we report evidence of the thermal hysteresis caused by poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA). Similar to biological non-equilibrium antifreezes, PVA molecules stopped the growth of ice in the melt at temperatures even below the melting temperature of ice, although PVA exhibited very slight thermal hysteresis compared with most known biological antifreezes. The crystal habit of ice in the melt in the presence of PVA indicated that PVA molecules affected specific planes of the ice crystal.

  10. The thermal hysteresis activity of the type I antifreeze protein: A statistical mechanics model

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    Li, Li-Fen; Liang, X. X.; Li, Q. Z.

    2009-04-01

    Based on the adsorption-inhibition theory, a statistical mechanics model is proposed to investigate the thermal hysteresis activity of the type I antifreeze protein. The thermal hysteresis activity is evaluated by determining the AFP molecule coverage rate on the ice surface and the Gibbs function of the system. As examples, the calculated results for the thermal hysteresis temperatures of AFP9, HPLC-6(TTTT) and AAAA2kE as functions of the concentration of the AFP solution are obtained and discussed. The theoretical results are in agreement with the experimental data.

  11. Self-induced hysteresis for nonlinear acoustic waves in cracked material.

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    Moussatov, Alexei; Gusev, Vitalyi; Castagnde, Bernard

    2003-03-28

    A new phenomenon of self-induced hysteresis has been observed in the interaction of bulk acoustic waves with a cracked solid. It consists in a hysteretic behavior of material nonlinearity as a function of the incident pump wave amplitude. Hysteresis manifests itself in the self-action of the monochromatic pump wave and in the excitation of its superharmonics and of its subharmonics. The proposed theoretical models attribute the phenomenon to hysteresis in transition of the acoustically forced oscillation of cracks from a nonclapping regime to a regime of clapping contacts. PMID:12688875

  12. Self-Induced Hysteresis for Nonlinear Acoustic Waves in Cracked Material

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    Moussatov, Alexei; Gusev, Vitalyi; Castagnde, Bernard

    2003-03-01

    A new phenomenon of self-induced hysteresis has been observed in the interaction of bulk acoustic waves with a cracked solid. It consists in a hysteretic behavior of material nonlinearity as a function of the incident pump wave amplitude. Hysteresis manifests itself in the self-action of the monochromatic pump wave and in the excitation of its superharmonics and of its subharmonics. The proposed theoretical models attribute the phenomenon to hysteresis in transition of the acoustically forced oscillation of cracks from a nonclapping regime to a regime of clapping contacts.

  13. Temperature-dependent gate-swing hysteresis of pentacene thin film transistors

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    Lin, Yow-Jon; Lin, Yu-Cheng

    2014-10-01

    The temperature-dependent hysteresis-type transfer characteristics of pentacene-based organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) were researched. The temperature-dependent transfer characteristics exhibit hopping conduction behavior. The fitting data for the temperature-dependent off-to-on and on-to-off transfer characteristics of OTFTs demonstrate that the hopping distance (ah) and the barrier height for hopping (qϕt) control the carrier flow, resulting in the hysteresis-type transfer characteristics of OTFTs. The hopping model gives an explanation of the gate-swing hysteresis and the roles played by qϕt and ah.

  14. Hysteresis of thin film IPRTs in the range 100 C to 600 C

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    Zvizdi?, D.; estan, D.

    2013-09-01

    As opposed to SPRTs, the IPRTs succumb to hysteresis when submitted to change of temperature. This uncertainty component, although acknowledged as omnipresent at many other types of sensors (pressure, electrical, magnetic, humidity, etc.) has often been disregarded in their calibration certificates' uncertainty budgets in the past, its determination being costly, time-consuming and not appreciated by customers and manufacturers. In general, hysteresis is a phenomenon that results in a difference in an item's behavior when approached from a different path. Thermal hysteresis results in a difference in resistance at a given temperature based on the thermal history to which the PRTs were exposed. The most prominent factor that contributes to the hysteresis error in an IPRT is a strain within the sensing element caused by the thermal expansion and contraction. The strains that cause hysteresis error are closely related to the strains that cause repeatability error. Therefore, it is typical that PRTs that exhibit small hysteresis also exhibit small repeatability error, and PRTs that exhibit large hysteresis have poor repeatability. Aim of this paper is to provide hysteresis characterization of a batch of IPRTs using the same type of thin-film sensor, encapsulated by same procedure and same company and to estimate to what extent the thermal hysteresis obtained by testing one single thermometer (or few thermometers) can serve as representative of other thermometers of the same type and manufacturer. This investigation should also indicate the range of hysteresis departure between IPRTs of the same type. Hysteresis was determined by cycling IPRTs temperature from 100 C through intermediate points up to 600 C and subsequently back to 100 C. Within that range several typical sub-ranges are investigated: 100 C to 400 C, 100 C to 500 C, 100 C to 600 C, 300 C to 500 C and 300 C to 600 C . The hysteresis was determined at various temperatures by comparison calibration with SPRT. The results of investigation are presented in a graphical form for all IPRTs, ranges and calibration points.

  15. Equilibria of point charges on convex curves

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    Khimshiashvili, G.; Panina, G.; Siersma, D.

    2015-12-01

    We study the equilibrium positions of three points on a convex curve under influence of the Coulomb potential. We identify these positions as orthotripods, three points on the curve having concurrent normals. This relates the equilibrium positions to the caustic (evolute) of the curve. The concurrent normals can only meet in the core of the caustic, which is contained in the interior of the caustic. Moreover, we give a geometric condition for three points in equilibrium with positive charges only. For the ellipse we show that the space of orthotripods is homeomorphic to a 2-dimensional bounded cylinder.

  16. Cosmic string lensing and closed timelike curves

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    Shlaer, Benjamin; Tye, S.-H. Henry

    2005-08-01

    In an analysis of the gravitational lensing by two relativistic cosmic strings, we argue that the formation of closed timelike curves proposed by Gott is unstable in the presence of particles (e.g. the cosmic microwave background radiation). Because of the attractorlike behavior of the closed timelike curve, we argue that this instability is very generic. A single graviton or photon in the vicinity, no matter how soft, is sufficient to bend the strings and prevent the formation of closed timelike curves. We also show that the gravitational lensing due to a moving cosmic string is enhanced by its motion, not suppressed.

  17. Replication and Analysis of Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve

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    Murre, Jaap M. J.; Dros, Joeri

    2015-01-01

    We present a successful replication of Ebbinghaus classic forgetting curve from 1880 based on the method of savings. One subject spent 70 hours learning lists and relearning them after 20 min, 1 hour, 9 hours, 1 day, 2 days, or 31 days. The results are similar to Ebbinghaus' original data. We analyze the effects of serial position on forgetting and investigate what mathematical equations present a good fit to the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve and its replications. We conclude that the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve has indeed been replicated and that it is not completely smooth but most probably shows a jump upwards starting at the 24 hour data point. PMID:26148023

  18. Neck curve polynomials in neck rupture model

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    Kurniadi, Rizal; Perkasa, Yudha S.; Waris, Abdul

    2012-06-06

    The Neck Rupture Model is a model that explains the scission process which has smallest radius in liquid drop at certain position. Old fashion of rupture position is determined randomly so that has been called as Random Neck Rupture Model (RNRM). The neck curve polynomials have been employed in the Neck Rupture Model for calculation the fission yield of neutron induced fission reaction of {sup 280}X{sub 90} with changing of order of polynomials as well as temperature. The neck curve polynomials approximation shows the important effects in shaping of fission yield curve.

  19. Laboratory and Field Investigations of Dynamic Effects in Soil Water Retention Curve

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    Chiu, Yung-Chia; Tseng, Yen-Huiang; Ye, Jiun-Yan

    2015-04-01

    The unsaturated soil is a multi-phase system and the embedded physical mechanisms and chemical reactions are very complicated. The characteristics of groundwater flow and mechanisms of mass transport are still ambiguous so far. In order to fully understand the flow and transport in the unsaturated zone, the soil water retention curve plays an important role in description of water flow. However, the measurements and calculations of soil water retention curve are usually obtained under the static condition or steady state (equilibrium), in which the dynamic effects (non-equilibrium) are not considered, and the obtained relationship between capillary pressure and saturation is skeptical. Therefore, the sandbox experiments and field tests will be conducted to discuss the dynamic effects in the soil water retention curve and hysteresis effect in this study. In the laboratory, the relations between capillary pressure, saturation, the rate of change of water content, and dynamic constant are evaluated through different setting of boundary conditions and different sizes of particles. In the field, the tests are conducted to describe the soil water retention curve through the rain simulator and artificial evaporation. Besides, the dynamic dewpoint potentiameter is used to analyze the hysteresis effect of soil samples, and its results are compared with the results obtained from sandbox and field experiments. Finally, through a series of experiments, the relationship between capillary pressure and saturation under the dynamic effects is established, and the associated theories and mechanisms are discussed. The works developed in this study can provide as reference tools for the hydrogeological investigation and contaminated site remediation in the future. Keywords: capillary pressure, saturation, soil water retention curve, hysteresis, sandbox experiment, field test

  20. Atomic force microscopy force-distance curves with small amplitude ultrasonic modulation.

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    Ma, Chengfu; Chen, Yuhang; Wang, Tian; Chu, Jiaru

    2015-01-01

    Force-distance curves were acquired on a highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) specimen and a gold film specimen under ultrasonic modulation in atomic force microscopy (AFM). Measurements demonstrated that small amplitude ultrasonic oscillation of either the cantilever or the sample has significant impacts on the characteristics of force-distance curves. With the increase of excitation amplitude, the apparent pull-off force decreased gradually and the hysteresis between the approach and retraction curves reduced significantly. Furthermore, the decrease of the pull-off force was determined to be also relevant to the excitation frequency. With the assistance of contact resonance spectra, the pull-off force was verified to have a near-linear relationship with the cantilever contact oscillation amplitude. Theoretical analysis and subsequent numerical simulations well interpreted the experimental results. The emergence of large oscillating contact forces under ultrasonic modulation altered the force-distance curves, and such a mechanism was ascertained by further ultrasonic AFM imaging. PMID:25917870

  1. Approach to saturation analysis of hysteresis measurements in rock magnetism and evidence for stress dominated magnetic anisotropy in young mid-ocean ridge basalt

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    Fabian, Karl

    2006-03-01

    Young mid-ocean ridge basalts contain titanomagnetite crystals of varying size and composition. Many studies of their hysteresis properties have found M/M ratios considerably above the theoretical limit of 0.5 for uniaxial single domain particles. Since titanomagnetite is a cubic mineral, high M/M could occur due to cubic anisotropy which allows for M/M values up to 0.866. On the other hand, titanomagnetites with high Ti content possess extremely large magnetostriction constants. Already slight internal stress easily outweighs cubic anisotropy and enforces uniaxial behavior. Are high M/M ratios now a proof for very low internal stress? No! On the contrary, previous studies on synthetic titanomagnetite with high M/M show that after annealing this ratio decreases. A possible explanation is that insufficient saturation of the hysteresis loop, used to infer M/M, leads to underestimation of M. Here, a systematic experimental study on a young mid-ocean ridge basalt using fields of up to 7 T demonstrates that indeed the M/M ratio of the single domain fraction does not significantly deviate from the theoretical value of 0.5 for uniaxial anisotropy. It is further estimated that internal stress above 200 MPa is necessary to explain the observed hysteresis behavior - a value which is consistent with recent independent approximations. On the other hand, theoretical loops for cubic minerals do not fit the observed data. In order to assess the validity of M determinations from hysteresis measurements, an improved method to evaluate the approach to saturation behavior of hysteresis loops is developed. It allows to recognize insufficiently saturated loops and thereby helps to avoid misinterpretation of standard M/M measurements when high fields are not accessible.

  2. Research and optimization on stator curve for roller pump

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    Yang, G. L.; Zhang, J. F.; Su, H. S.; Zhang, L. Q.

    2013-12-01

    By analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of common roller pump's stator curve (assuming that the roller on this stator curve has eliminated the void point), using curve fitting transitional method to pass the soft and hard impact point, then we can obtain a high order stator curve which has lower noise. By creating a smooth stator curve (and an inflection point with a common tangent) radial velocity mutation is eliminated. In order to avoid radial velocity mutation a symmetrical radial acceleration curve is used. In order to eliminate radial acceleration mutation, both ends of the radial acceleration change rate curve are valued zero. The results showed that due to the catastrophe point of the roller's stator curve, improving its stator curve eliminates the void point and the soft and hard impact point of the roller on the stator transitional curve. Compare the eighth-power stator curve with the improved stator curve, the improved curve also has the same superior performance. On the improved stator curve, the flow pulsation could be decreased by 241.39mL/min, with which the abrasion of the roller, the impact of the pump and the noise of the pump can be reduced.

  3. Three-body choreographies in given curves

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    Ozaki, Hiroshi; Fukuda, Hiroshi; Fujiwara, Toshiaki

    2009-10-01

    As shown by Johannes Kepler in 1609, in the two-body problem, the shape of the orbit, a given ellipse, and a given non-vanishing constant angular momentum determine the motion of the planet completely. Even in the three-body problem, in some cases, the shape of the orbit, conservation of the center of mass and a constant of motion (the angular momentum or the total energy) determine the motion of the three bodies. We show, by a geometrical method, that choreographic motions, in which equal mass three bodies chase each other around the same curve, will be uniquely determined for the following two cases. (i) Convex curves that have point symmetry and non-vanishing angular momentum are given. (ii) Eight-shaped curves which are similar to the curve for the figure-eight solution and the energy constant are given. The reality of the motion should be tested whether the motion satisfies an equation of motion or not. Extensions of the method for generic curves are shown. The extended methods are applicable to generic curves which do not have point symmetry. Each body may have its own curve and its own non-vanishing masses.

  4. Generating artificial light curves: revisited and updated

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    Emmanoulopoulos, D.; McHardy, I. M.; Papadakis, I. E.

    2013-08-01

    The production of artificial light curves with known statistical and variability properties is of great importance in astrophysics. Consolidating the confidence levels during cross-correlation studies, understanding the artefacts induced by sampling irregularities, establishing detection limits for future observatories are just some of the applications of simulated data sets. Currently, the widely used methodology of amplitude and phase randomization is able to produce artificial light curves which have a given underlying power spectral density (PSD) but which are strictly Gaussian distributed. This restriction is a significant limitation, since the majority of the light curves, e.g. active galactic nuclei, X-ray binaries, gamma-ray bursts, show strong deviations from Gaussianity exhibiting `burst-like' events in their light curves yielding long-tailed probability density functions (PDFs). In this study, we propose a simple method which is able to precisely reproduce light curves which match both the PSD and the PDF of either an observed light curve or a theoretical model. The PDF can be representative of either the parent distribution or the actual distribution of the observed data, depending on the study to be conducted for a given source. The final artificial light curves contain all of the statistical and variability properties of the observed source or theoretical model, i.e. the same PDF and PSD, respectively. Within the framework of Reproducible Research, the code and the illustrative example used in this paper are both made publicly available in the form of an interactive MATHEMATICA notebook.

  5. The Art Show

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    Scolarici, Alicia

    2004-01-01

    This article describes what once was thought to be impossible--a formal art show extravaganza at an elementary school with 1,000 students, a Department of Defense Dependent School (DODDS) located overseas, on RAF Lakenheath, England. The dream of this this event involved the transformation of the school cafeteria into an elegant art show

  6. Simulating coal preparation distribution curves

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    Reid, K.J.; Lu Maixi; Zhang Shenggui

    1985-01-01

    Using a microcomputer a set of computer programs has been systematically developed to simulate distribution curves, calculate the performance characteristics of coal cleaning devices, display the distribution curve shapes on graphic screen or plotter and perform a reliability analysis of the simulated partition curves. Distribution curves for 81 sets of coal cleaning data covering six coal washing methods were studied using six different mathematical models. The importance of selecting a distribution curve model based on the shape characteristics of the curve as well as the normal statistical tests is illustrated. 8 references.

  7. On the 2D-transition, hysteresis and thermodynamic equilibrium of Kr adsorption on a graphite surface.

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    Diao, Rui; Fan, Chunyan; Do, D D; Nicholson, D

    2015-12-15

    The adsorption and desorption of Kr on graphite at temperatures in the range 60-88K, was systematically investigated using a combination of several simulation techniques including: Grand Canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC), Canonical kinetic-Monte Carlo (C-kMC) and the Mid-Density Scheme (MDS). Particular emphasis was placed on the gas-solid, gas-liquid and liquid-solid 2D phase transitions. For temperatures below the bulk triple point, the transition from a 2D-liquid-like monolayer to a 2D-solid-like state is manifested as a sub-step in the isotherm. A further increase in the chemical potential leads to another rearrangement of the 2D-solid-like state from a disordered structure to an ordered structure that is signalled by (1) another sub-step in the monolayer region and (2) a spike in the plot of the isosteric heat versus density at loadings close to the dense monolayer coverage concentration. Whenever a 2D transition occurs in a grand canonical isotherm it is always associated with a hysteresis, a feature that is not widely recognised in the literature. We studied in details this hysteresis with the analysis of the canonical isotherm, obtained with C-kMC, which exhibits a van der Waals (vdW) type loop with a vertical segment in the middle. We complemented the hysteresis loop and the vdW curve with the analysis of the equilibrium transition obtained with the MDS, and found that the equilibrium transition coincides exactly with the vertical segment of the C-kMC isotherm, indicating the co-existence of two phases at equilibrium. We also analysed adsorption at higher layers and found that the 2D-coexistence is also observed, provided that the temperature is well below the triple point. Finally the 2D-critical temperatures were obtained for the first three layers and they are in good agreement with the experimental data in the literature. PMID:26364074

  8. Curved cap corrugated sheet

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    Davis, R. C.; Bales, T. T.; Royster, D. M.; Jackson, L. R. (inventors)

    1984-01-01

    The report describes a structure for a strong, lightweight corrugated sheet. The sheet is planar or curved and includes a plurality of corrugation segments, each segment being comprised of a generally U-shaped corrugation with a part-cylindrical crown and cap strip, and straight side walls and with secondary corrugations oriented at right angles to said side walls. The cap strip is bonded to the crown and the longitudinal edge of said cap strip extends beyond edge at the intersection between said crown and said side walls. The high strength relative to weight of the structure makes it desirable for use in aircraft or spacecraft.

  9. Negatively curved spongy carbon

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    Barborini, E.; Piseri, P.; Milani, P.; Benedek, G.; Ducati, C.; Robertson, J.

    2002-10-01

    We describe the production and characterization of a form of nanostructured carbon consisting of fully connected, three-dimensional (3D) sp2 networks. This form of carbon is characterized by interconnected thin layers forming a spongy structure with meso- and macroporosity. It is produced by a pulsed microplasma cluster source in the presence of a very low concentration of metallorganic catalyst. The unique 3D structure and topology of the spongy carbon are very interesting for catalysis and electrochemical applications and for the investigation of negatively curved forms of carbon such as schwarzites.

  10. Effects of grain size, hardness, and stress on the magnetic hysteresis loops of ferromagnetic steels

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    Kwun, H.; Burkhardt, G. L.

    1987-02-01

    Effects of grain size, hardness, and stress on the magnetic hysteresis loops of AISI 410 stainless steel and SAE 4340 steel specimens were investigated experimentally. It was observed that both hardness and stress significantly influenced the hysteresis loops, while the grain size had a minimal effect. For each material, the mechanically harder specimen was more difficult to magnetize. Upon application of uniaxial stress, the magnetic induction increased under tension and decreased under compression, with the sides of the hysteresis loops becoming inclined more toward the vertical axis under tension and the horizontal axis under compression. For each material, the effects of stress on the hysteresis loops were greater for the mechanically softer specimen and exhibited an inverse relationship to the hardness. The effects of stress were not dependent on grain size.

  11. Investigation of the Temperature Hysteresis Phenomenon of a Loop Heat Pipe

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    Kaya, Tarik; Ku, Jentung; Hoang, Triem; Cheung, Mark K.

    1999-01-01

    The temperature hysteresis phenomenon of a Loop Heat Pipe (LHP) was experimentally investigated. The temperature hysteresis was identified by the fact that the operating temperature depends upon not only the imposed power but also the previous history of the power variation. The temperature hysteresis could impose limitations on the LHP applications since the LHP may exhibit different steady-state operating temperatures at a given power input even when the condenser sink temperature remains unchanged. In order to obtain insight to this phenomenon, a LHP was tested at different elevations and tilts by using an elaborated power profile. A hypothesis was suggested to explain the temperature hysteresis. This hypothesis explains well the experimental observations. Results of this study provide a better understanding of the performance characteristics of the LHPS.

  12. Ac hysteresis loop measurement of stator-tooth in induction motor

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    Son, D.

    1999-09-01

    The properties of ac hysteresis loop of a stator tooth in a 5 hp induction motor was measured and analyzed. The load increase on the motor decreased magnetic induction, however increase the minor hysteresis loops in the high induction region. This effect caused increase in the core loss. Depending on condition of the motor, the core loss of the stator tooth can be 50% greater than the core loss under sinusoidal magnetic induction waveform.

  13. Hysteresis phenomenon of the field emission from carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposite

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    Filippov, S. V.; Popov, E. O.; Kolosko, A. G.; Romanov, P. A.

    2015-11-01

    Using the high voltage scanning method and the technique of multichannel recording and processing of field emission (FE) characteristics in real time mode we found out some subtle effects on current voltage characteristics (IVC) of the multi-tip field emitters. We observed the direct and reverse hysteresis simultaneously in the same field emission experiment. Dependence of the form of IVC hysteresis on time of high voltage scanning was observed.

  14. Measurements of the hysteresis in unzipping and rezipping double-stranded DNA

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    Hatch, K.; Danilowicz, C.; Coljee, V.; Prentiss, M.

    2007-05-01

    Complete unzipping and rezipping of ? -phage double-stranded DNA is achieved by applying a constant force. A strong hysteresis is observed at all tested time scales and temperatures. Hysteresis also occurs for partial unzipping, indicating stability for the partially open state over a force range of 2- 5pN . Results are compared to nearest-neighbor model simulations, and reasonable agreement is found.

  15. Mercury Porosimetry: Contact Angle Hysteresis of Materials with Controlled Pore Structure.

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    Salmas, Constantinos; Androutsopoulos, George

    2001-07-01

    Mercury Porosimetry (MP) hysteresis is a commonly observed phenomenon in which mercury retention disguises further the overall hysteresis picture. This article introduces a new interpretation of the MP hysteresis based on the combined effect of pore structure networking and mercury contact angle variation occurring between the mercury penetration and retraction operations. To distinguish the contribution of each factor the following investigations were carried out. Nitrogen sorption (NP) and MP experiments were performed on samples of an anodic aluminum membrane and the results were interpreted in terms of the Corrugated Pore Structure Model (CPSM), i.e., CPSM-Nitrogen and CPSM-Mercury models, respectively. The simulation of the observed hysteresis data using the CPSM model enabled the evaluation of an identical for the two methods intrinsic pore size distribution (PSD) and cumulative surface area in perfect agreement with the respective BET value. Additionally, the CPSM analysis of data resulted in the evaluation of mercury contact angles, i.e., ?(p)=143 degrees and ?(r)=101.7 degrees for the MP penetration and retraction branches of the hysteresis loop, respectively. Moreover, CPSM-Mercury simulations of literature MP hysteresis data, valid for controlled-pore glasses and nuclepore membranes, led to the evaluation of contact angles, i.e., glasses: ?(p)=143 degrees, ?(r)=100.5-107.5 degrees and nuclepore: ?(p)=143 degrees, ?(r)=118- 121 degrees. The latter values are comparable with relevant literature data and approximate those determined for the anodic aluminum membrane. The CPSM model employed herein proved to be a flexible and reliable model for simulating the pertinent hysteresis loops by combining pore networking and contact angle hysteresis phenomena. Copyright 2001 Academic Press. PMID:11397062

  16. A computationally effective dynamic hysteresis model taking into account skin effect in magnetic laminations

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    de la Barrire, O.; Ragusa, C.; Appino, C.; Fiorillo, F.; LoBue, M.; Mazaleyrat, F.

    2014-02-01

    We propose a simplified dynamic hysteresis model for the prediction of magnetization behavior of electrical steel up to high frequencies, taking into account the skin effect. This model has the advantage of predicting the hysteresis loop and loss behavior versus frequency with the same accuracy provided by the Dynamic Preisach Model with a largely reduced computational burden. It is here compared to experimental results obtained in Fe-Si laminations under sinusoidal flux up to 2 kHz.

  17. A Holographic Road Show.

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    Kirkpatrick, Larry D.; Rugheimer, Mac

    1979-01-01

    Describes the viewing sessions and the holograms of a holographic road show. The traveling exhibits, believed to stimulate interest in physics, include a wide variety of holograms and demonstrate several physical principles. (GA)

  18. Seasonal variation in phosphorus concentration-discharge hysteresis inferred from high-frequency in situ monitoring

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    Bieroza, M. Z.; Heathwaite, A. L.

    2015-05-01

    High-resolution in situ total phosphorus (TP), total reactive phosphorus (TRP) and turbidity (TURB) time series are presented for a groundwater-dominated agricultural catchment. Meta-analysis of concentration-discharge (c-q) intra-storm signatures for 61 storm events revealed dominant hysteretic patterns with similar frequency of anti-clockwise and clockwise responses; different determinands (TP, TRP, TURB) behaved similarly. We found that the c-q loop direction is controlled by seasonally variable flow discharge and temperature whereas the magnitude is controlled by antecedent rainfall. Anti-clockwise storm events showed lower flow discharge and higher temperature compared to clockwise events. Hydrological controls were more important for clockwise events and TP and TURB responses, whereas in-stream biogeochemical controls were important for anti-clockwise storm events and TRP responses. Based on the best predictors of the direction of the hysteresis loops, we calibrated and validated a simple fuzzy logic inference model (FIS) to determine likely direction of the c-q responses. We show that seasonal and inter-storm succession in clockwise and anti-clockwise responses corroborates the transition in P transport from a chemostatic to an episodic regime. Our work delivers new insights for the evidence base on the complexity of phosphorus dynamics. We show the critical value of high-frequency in situ observations in advancing understanding of freshwater biogeochemical processes.

  19. Temperature Response of Soil Respiration in a Chinese Pine Plantation: Hysteresis and Seasonal vs. Diel Q10

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    Jia, Xin; Zha, Tianshan; Wu, Bin; Zhang, Yuqing; Chen, Wenjing; Wang, Xiaoping; Yu, Haiqun; He, Guimei

    2013-01-01

    Although the temperature response of soil respiration (Rs) has been studied extensively, several issues remain unresolved, including hysteresis in the Rstemperature relationship and differences in the long- vs. short-term Rs sensitivity to temperature. Progress on these issues will contribute to reduced uncertainties in carbon cycle modeling. We monitored soil CO2 efflux with an automated chamber system in a Pinus tabulaeformis plantation near Beijing throughout 2011. Soil temperature at 10-cm depth (Ts) exerted a strong control over Rs, with the annual temperature sensitivity (Q10) and basal rate at 10C (Rs10) being 2.76 and 1.40 mol m?2 s?1, respectively. Both Rs and short-term (i.e., daily) estimates of Rs10 showed pronounced seasonal hysteresis with respect to Ts, with the efflux in the second half of the year being larger than that early in the season for a given temperature. The hysteresis may be associated with the confounding effects of microbial population dynamics and/or litter input. As a result, all of the applied regression models failed to yield unbiased estimates of Rs over the entire annual cycle. Lags between Rs and Ts were observed at the diel scale in the early and late growing season, but not in summer. The seasonality in these lags may be due to the use of a single Ts measurement depth, which failed to represent seasonal changes in the depth of CO2 production. Daily estimates of Q10 averaged 2.04, smaller than the value obtained from the seasonal relationship. In addition, daily Q10 decreased with increasing Ts, which may contribute feedback to the climate system under global warming scenarios. The use of a fixed, universal Q10 is considered adequate when modeling annual carbon budgets across large spatial extents. In contrast, a seasonally-varying, environmentally-controlled Q10 should be used when short-term accuracy is required. PMID:23469089

  20. Effect of hysteresis on the stability of an embankment under transient seepage

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    Liu, K.; Vardon, P. J.; Arnold, P.; Hicks, M. A.

    2015-09-01

    Hysteresis is a well-known phenomenon that exists in the soil water retention behaviour of unsaturated soils. However, there is little research on the effects of hysteresis on slope stability. If included in slope stability analyses, commonly the suction in the unsaturated zone is taken as non-hysteretic. In this paper, the authors investigate the effect of hysteresis on the stability of an embankment under transient seepage. A scenario of water level fluctuation has been assessed, in which a cyclic external water level fluctuates between a low and high level. It was found that the factor of safety (FOS), the volumetric water content and the suction in the unsaturated zone are significantly affected by hysteresis. It was also found that, when the period of water level fluctuation in one cycle is relatively small, there is little difference in the FOS between the hysteretic case and non-hysteretic case. However, when the period exceeds a certain threshold value, significant differences between these two cases can be observed. Compared to the case in which hysteresis is considered, the FOS is higher in the case which does not consider hysteresis. This suggests that the non-hysteretic case may overestimate slope stability, leading to a potentially dangerous situation. Moreover, the period under which there emerge large differences between the hysteretic and non-hysteretic case is strongly related to the magnitude of hydraulic conductivity and the period of the cyclic water level fluctuation.

  1. Hysteresis Effects and Strain-Induced Homogeneity Effects in Base Metal Thermocouples

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    Pavlasek, P.; Elliott, C. J.; Pearce, J. V.; Duris, S.; Palencar, R.; Koval, M.; Machin, G.

    2015-03-01

    Thermocouples are used in a wide variety of industrial applications in which they play an important role for temperature control and monitoring. Wire inhomogeneity and hysteresis effects are major sources of uncertainty in thermocouple measurements. To efficiently mitigate these effects, it is first necessary to explore the impact of strain-induced inhomogeneities and hysteresis, and their contribution to the uncertainty. This article investigates homogeneity and hysteresis effects in Types N and K mineral-insulated metal-sheathed (MIMS) thermocouples. Homogeneity of thermocouple wires is known to change when mechanical strain is experienced by the thermoelements. To test this influence, bends of increasingly small radii, typical in industrial applications, were made to a number of thermocouples with different sheath diameters. The change in homogeneity was determined through controlled immersion of the thermocouple into an isothermal liquid oil bath at and was found to be very small at for Type K thermocouples, with no measureable change in Type N thermocouples found. An experiment to determine the hysteresis effect in thermocouples was performed on swaged, MIMS Type N and Type K thermocouples, in the temperature range from to . The hysteresis measurements presented simulate the conditions that thermocouples may be exposed to in industrial applications through continuous cycling over 136 h. During this exposure, a characteristic drift from the reference function has been observed but no considerable difference between the heating and cooling measurements was measureable. The measured differences were within the measurement uncertainties; therefore, no hysteresis was observed.

  2. Study of hysteresis behavior in reactive sputtering of cylindrical magnetron plasma

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    Kakati, H.; M. Borah, S.

    2015-12-01

    In order to make sufficient use of reactive cylindrical magnetron plasma for depositing compound thin films, it is necessary to characterize the hysteresis behavior of the discharge. Cylindrical magnetron plasmas with different targets namely titanium and aluminium are studied in an argon/oxygen and an argon/nitrogen gas environment respectively. The aluminium and titanium emission lines are observed at different flows of reactive gases. The emission intensity is found to decrease with the increase of the reactive gas flow rate. The hysteresis behavior of reactive cylindrical magnetron plasma is studied by determining the variation of discharge voltage with increasing and then reducing the flow rate of reactive gas, while keeping the discharge current constant at 100 mA. Distinct hysteresis is found to be formed for the aluminium target and reactive gas oxygen. For aluminium/nitrogen, titanium/oxygen and titanium/nitrogen, there is also an indication of the formation of hysteresis; however, the characteristics of variation from metallic to reactive mode are different in different cases. The hysteresis behaviors are different for aluminium and titanium targets with the oxygen and nitrogen reactive gases, signifying the difference in reactivity between them. The effects of the argon flow rate and magnetic field on the hysteresis are studied and explained. Project supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India.

  3. Nonsymmetric thermal bowing of curved circular mirrors

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    Mehta, Pravin K.

    1987-01-01

    This paper presents a closed form solution of E. Reissner's shallow spherical shell equations for the thermal bowing of a curved circular mirror, which is kinematically supported and subjected to a generalized nonuniform thermal load distribution. A variety of nonsymmetric functional forms of thermal moment and thermal force disributions can be constructed from the assumed form of the thermal load distribution. Several test cases of the closed form solution are compared with independent, Nastran based, finite element solutions. The comparison shows excellent correlation between the two methods in all cases. However, the closed form approach is significantly more efficient, convenient and cost-effective. The closed form solution is applied to the development of normalized thermal deflection curves and related RMS figure errors in curved circular mirrors. The solution and the data are also applicable for the thermal bowing component of the thermal distortion of light-weighted curved circular mirrors.

  4. Modeling Type IIn Supernova Light Curves

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    De La Rosa, Janie; Roming, Peter; Fryer, Chris

    2016-01-01

    We present near-by Type IIn supernovae observed with Swift's Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT). Based on the diversity of optical light curve properties, this Type II subclass is commonly referred to as heterogeneous. At the time of discovery, our IIn sample is ~ 2 magnitudes brighter at ultraviolet wavelengths than at optical wavelengths, and ultraviolet brightness decays faster than the optical brightness. We use a semi-analytical supernova (SN) model to better understand our IIn observations, and focus on matching specific observed light curves features, i.e peak luminosity and decay rate. The SN models are used to study the effects of initial SN conditions on early light curves, and to show the extent of the "uniqueness" problem in SN light curves. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions from members of the Swift UVOT team, the NASA astrophysics archival data analysis program, and the NASA Swift guest investigator program.

  5. Probing exoplanet clouds with optical phase curves.

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    Muoz, Antonio Garca; Isaak, Kate G

    2015-11-01

    Kepler-7b is to date the only exoplanet for which clouds have been inferred from the optical phase curve--from visible-wavelength whole-disk brightness measurements as a function of orbital phase. Added to this, the fact that the phase curve appears dominated by reflected starlight makes this close-in giant planet a unique study case. Here we investigate the information on coverage and optical properties of the planet clouds contained in the measured phase curve. We generate cloud maps of Kepler-7b and use a multiple-scattering approach to create synthetic phase curves, thus connecting postulated clouds with measurements. We show that optical phase curves can help constrain the composition and size of the cloud particles. Indeed, model fitting for Kepler-7b requires poorly absorbing particles that scatter with low-to-moderate anisotropic efficiency, conclusions consistent with condensates of silicates, perovskite, and silica of submicron radii. We also show that we are limited in our ability to pin down the extent and location of the clouds. These considerations are relevant to the interpretation of optical phase curves with general circulation models. Finally, we estimate that the spherical albedo of Kepler-7b over the Kepler passband is in the range 0.4-0.5. PMID:26489652

  6. Probing exoplanet clouds with optical phase curves

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    Garcia Munoz, A.; Isaak, K. G.

    2015-11-01

    Kepler-7b is to date the only exoplanet for which clouds have been inferred from the optical phase curve -- from visible-wavelength whole-disk brightness measurements as a function of orbital phase. Added to this, the fact that the phase curve appears dominated by reflected starlight makes this close-in giant planet a unique study case. Here we investigate the information on coverage and optical properties of the planet clouds contained in the measured phase curve. We generate cloud maps of Kepler-7b and use a multiple-scattering approach to create synthetic phase curves, thus connecting postulated clouds with measurements. We show that optical phase curves can help constrain the composition and size of the cloud particles. Indeed, model fitting for Kepler-7b requires poorly absorbing particles that scatter with low-to-moderate anisotropic efficiency, conclusions consistent with condensates of silicates, perovskite, and silica of submicron radii. We also show that we are limited in our ability to pin down the extent and location of the clouds. These considerations are relevant to the interpretation of optical phase curves with general circulation models. Finally, we estimate that the spherical albedo of Kepler-7b over the Kepler passband is in the range 0.4--0.5.

  7. Titration Curves: Fact and Fiction.

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    Chamberlain, John

    1997-01-01

    Discusses ways in which datalogging equipment can enable titration curves to be measured accurately and how computing power can be used to predict the shape of curves. Highlights include sources of error, use of spreadsheets to generate titration curves, titration of a weak acid with a strong alkali, dibasic acids, weak acid and weak base, and

  8. Multiple CubicBezier Curves.

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    Khonsari, Michael M.; Horn, Douglas

    1990-01-01

    An algorithm is described for generating smooth curves of first-order continuity. The algorithm is composed of several cubic Bezier curves joined together at the user defined control points. Introduced is a tension control parameter which can be set thus providing additional flexibility in the design of free-form curves. (KR)

  9. Talk Show Science.

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    Moore, Mitzi Ruth

    1992-01-01

    Proposes having students perform skits in which they play the roles of the science concepts they are trying to understand. Provides the dialog for a skit in which hot and cold gas molecules are interviewed on a talk show to study how these properties affect wind, rain, and other weather phenomena. (MDH)

  10. Obesity in show cats.

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    Corbee, R J

    2014-12-01

    Obesity is an important disease with a high prevalence in cats. Because obesity is related to several other diseases, it is important to identify the population at risk. Several risk factors for obesity have been described in the literature. A higher incidence of obesity in certain cat breeds has been suggested. The aim of this study was to determine whether obesity occurs more often in certain breeds. The second aim was to relate the increased prevalence of obesity in certain breeds to the official standards of that breed. To this end, 268 cats of 22 different breeds investigated by determining their body condition score (BCS) on a nine-point scale by inspection and palpation, at two different cat shows. Overall, 45.5% of the show cats had a BCS > 5, and 4.5% of the show cats had a BCS > 7. There were significant differences between breeds, which could be related to the breed standards. Most overweight and obese cats were in the neutered group. It warrants firm discussions with breeders and cat show judges to come to different interpretations of the standards in order to prevent overweight conditions in certain breeds from being the standard of beauty. Neutering predisposes for obesity and requires early nutritional intervention to prevent obese conditions. PMID:24612018

  11. Showing What They Know

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    Cech, Scott J.

    2008-01-01

    Having students show their skills in three dimensions, known as performance-based assessment, dates back at least to Socrates. Individual schools such as Barrington High School--located just outside of Providence--have been requiring students to actively demonstrate their knowledge for years. The Rhode Island's high school graduating class became

  12. The Ozone Show.

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    Mathieu, Aaron

    2000-01-01

    Uses a talk show activity for a final assessment tool for students to debate about the ozone hole. Students are assessed on five areas: (1) cooperative learning; (2) the written component; (3) content; (4) self-evaluation; and (5) peer evaluation. (SAH)

  13. Stage a Water Show

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    Frasier, Debra

    2008-01-01

    In the author's book titled "The Incredible Water Show," the characters from "Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster" used an ocean of information to stage an inventive performance about the water cycle. In this article, the author relates how she turned the story into hands-on science teaching for real-life fifth-grade students. The author also…

  14. Show Them the Money.

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    Levine, Elliott

    2002-01-01

    Strategies to help garner community support in school technology growth or maintenance include the following: (1) consider a "current state of technology" report; (2) forget five-year plans; (3) develop annual technology reports; (4) look to your website; (5) seek constructive opportunities to share technology, and (6) show off best examples at

  15. Breaking an Epigenetic Chromatin Switch: Curious Features of Hysteresis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Telomeric Silencing

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    Nagaraj, Vijayalakshmi H.; Mukhopadhyay, Swagatam; Dayarian, Adel; Sengupta, Anirvan M.

    2014-01-01

    In addition to gene network switches, local epigenetic modifications to DNA and histones play an important role in all-or-none cellular decision-making. Here, we study the dynamical design of a well-characterized epigenetic chromatin switch: the yeast SIR system, in order to understand the origin of the stability of epigenetic states. We study hysteresis in this system by perturbing it with a histone deacetylase inhibitor. We find that SIR silencing has many characteristics of a non-linear bistable system, as observed in conventional genetic switches, which are based on activities of a few promoters affecting each other through the abundance of their gene products. Quite remarkably, our experiments in yeast telomeric silencing show a very distinctive pattern when it comes to the transition from bistability to monostability. In particular, the loss of the stable silenced state, upon increasing the inhibitor concentration, does not seem to show the expected saddle node behavior, instead looking like a supercritical pitchfork bifurcation. In other words, the off state merges with the on state at a threshold concentration leading to a single state, as opposed to the two states remaining distinct up to the threshold and exhibiting a discontinuous jump from the off to the on state. We argue that this is an inevitable consequence of silenced and active regions coexisting with dynamic domain boundaries. The experimental observations in our study therefore have broad implications for the understanding of chromatin silencing in yeast and beyond. PMID:25536038

  16. Hysteresis and wall-effects in low Reynolds number propulsion by driven elastic filaments

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    Clark, Sarah; Ranganathan, Prabhakar; Friend, James

    2009-11-01

    There is currently intense interest in developing micron-sized robots for uses such as minimally invasive surgery. Although progress has been made in miniaturizing the motor, the hydrodynamic behavior of associated propellers is far from being fully understood. An example is an elastic filament driven by a torque at one end where the shape assumed by the filament is strongly coupled to the hydrodynamics forces. Investigation of these dynamics has only recently commenced, for instance Manghi et al. [PRL 96, 068101 (2006)] uncovered an intriguing shape transition in an elastic filament spun in a bulk fluid. Since such transitions can be expected to have a crucial bearing on the operation of microbot swimmers we examine this behavior in detail with simulations. We also study the effect of planar no-slip walls on the propulsion characteristics. The slender filament is represented as a bead-spring chain and inter-bead hydrodynamic-interactions are described using the appropriate Greens functions. We study the origin of the shape transition and hysteresis in detail and show the relationship to sedimenting filaments. We show that the presence of a boundary either perpendicular or parallel to the axis of the applied torque has a significant effect on the overall motion. We also point out the possible detrimental consequences of these effects on operation of microbots in the vicinity of conduit walls.

  17. Automated reasoning about cubic curves.

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    Padmanabhan, R.; McCune, W.; Mathematics and Computer Science; Univ. of Manitoba

    1995-01-01

    It is well known that the n-ary morphisms defined on projective algebraic curves satisfy some strong local-to-global equational rules of derivation not satisfied in general by universal algebras. For example, every rationally defined group law on a cubic curve must be commutative. Here we extract from the geometry of curves a first order property (gL) satisfied by all morphisms defined on these curves such that the equational consequences known for projective curves can be derived automatically from a set of six rules (stated within the first-order logic with equality). First, the rule (gL) is implemented in the theorem-proving program Otter. Then we use Otter to automatically prove some incidence theorems on projective curves without any further reference to the underlying geometry or topology of the curves.

  18. Comparative power curves in bird flight.

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    Tobalske, B W; Hedrick, T L; Dial, K P; Biewener, A A

    2003-01-23

    The relationship between mechanical power output and forward velocity in bird flight is controversial, bearing on the comparative physiology and ecology of locomotion. Applied to flying birds, aerodynamic theory predicts that mechanical power should vary as a function of forward velocity in a U-shaped curve. The only empirical test of this theory, using the black-billed magpie (Pica pica), suggests that the mechanical power curve is relatively flat over intermediate velocities. Here, by integrating in vivo measurements of pectoralis force and length change with quasi-steady aerodynamic models developed using data on wing and body movement, we present mechanical power curves for cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) and ringed turtle-doves (Streptopelia risoria). In contrast to the curve reported for magpies, the power curve for cockatiels is acutely concave, whereas that for doves is intermediate in shape and shows higher mass-specific power output at most speeds. We also find that wing-beat frequency and mechanical power output do not necessarily share minima in flying birds. Thus, aspects of morphology, wing kinematics and overall style of flight can greatly affect the magnitude and shape of a species' power curve. PMID:12540899

  19. Obesity in show dogs.

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    Corbee, R J

    2012-08-11

    Obesity is an important disease with a growing incidence. Because obesity is related to several other diseases, and decreases life span, it is important to identify the population at risk. Several risk factors for obesity have been described in the literature. A higher incidence of obesity in certain breeds is often suggested. The aim of this study was to determine whether obesity occurs more often in certain breeds. The second aim was to relate the increased prevalence of obesity in certain breeds to the official standards of that breed. To this end, we investigated 1379 dogs of 128 different breeds by determining their body condition score (BCS). Overall, 18.6% of the show dogs had a BCS >5, and 1.1% of the show dogs had a BCS>7. There were significant differences between breeds, which could be correlated to the breed standards. It warrants firm discussions with breeders and judges in order to come to different interpretations of the standards to prevent overweight conditions from being the standard of beauty. PMID:22882163

  20. OP09O-OP404-9 Wide Field Camera 3 CCD Quantum Efficiency Hysteresis

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    Collins, Nick

    2009-01-01

    The HST/Wide Field Camera (WFC) 3 UV/visible channel CCD detectors have exhibited an unanticipated quantum efficiency hysteresis (QEH) behavior. At the nominal operating temperature of -83C, the QEH feature contrast was typically 0.1-0.2% or less. The behavior was replicated using flight spare detectors. A visible light flat-field (540nm) with a several times full-well signal level can pin the detectors at both optical (600nm) and near-UV (230nm) wavelengths, suppressing the QEH behavior. We are characterizing the timescale for the detectors to become unpinned and developing a protocol for flashing the WFC3 CCDs with the instrument's internal calibration system in flight. The HST/Wide Field Camera 3 UV/visible channel CCD detectors have exhibited an unanticipated quantum efficiency hysteresis (QEH) behavior. The first observed manifestation of QEH was the presence in a small percentage of flat-field images of a bowtie-shaped contrast that spanned the width of each chip. At the nominal operating temperature of -83C, the contrast observed for this feature was typically 0.1-0.2% or less, though at warmer temperatures contrasts up to 5% (at -50C) have been observed. The bowtie morphology was replicated using flight spare detectors in tests at the GSFC Detector Characterization Laboratory by power cycling the detector while cold. Continued investigation revealed that a clearly-related global QE suppression at the approximately 5% level can be produced by cooling the detector in the dark; subsequent flat-field exposures at a constant illumination show asymptotically increasing response. This QE "pinning" can be achieved with a single high signal flat-field or a series of lower signal flats; a visible light (500-580nm) flat-field with a signal level of several hundred thousand electrons per pixel is sufficient for QE pinning at both optical (600nm) and near-UV (230nm) wavelengths. We are characterizing the timescale for the detectors to become unpinned and developing a protocol for flashing the WFC3 CCDs with the instrument's internal calibration system in flight. A preliminary estimate of the decay timescale for one detector is that a drop of 0.1-0.2% occurs over a ten day period, indicating that relatively infrequent cal lamp exposures can mitigate the behavior to extremely low levels.

  1. Migration of a coarse fluvial sediment pulse detected by hysteresis in bedload generated seismic waves

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    Roth, D. L.; Finnegan, N. J.; Brodsky, E. E.; Cook, K. L.; Stark, C. P.; Wang, H. W.

    2014-10-01

    Seismic signals near rivers are partially composed of the elastic waves generated by bedload particles impacting the river bed. In this study, we explore the relationship between this seismic signal and river bedload transport by analyzing high-frequency broadband seismic data from multiple stations along the Chijiawan River in northern Taiwan following the removal of a 13 m check dam. This dam removal provides a natural experiment in which rapid and predictable changes in the river's profile occur, which in turn enables independent constraints on spatial and temporal variation in bedload sediment transport. We compare floods of similar magnitudes with and without bedload transport, and find that the amplitude of seismic shaking produced at a given river stage changes over the course of a single storm when bedload transport is active. Hysteresis in the relationship between bedload transport and river stage is a well-documented phenomenon with multiple known causes. Consequently, previous studies have suggested that hysteresis observed in the seismic amplitude-stage response is the signature of bedload transport. Field evidence and stream profile evolution in this study corroborate that interpretation. We develop a metric (?) for the normalized magnitude of seismic hysteresis during individual floods. This metric appears to scale qualitatively with total bedload transport at each seismic station, indicating a dominance of transport on the rising limbs of both storms. We speculate that hysteresis at this site arises from time-dependent evolution of the bed, for example due to grain packing, mobile armoring, or the temporal lag between stage and bedform growth. ? reveals along-stream variations in hysteresis for each storm, with a peak in hysteresis further downstream for the second event. The pattern is consistent with a migrating sediment pulse that is a predicted consequence of the dam removal. Our results indicate that hysteresis in the relationship between seismic wave amplitude and river stage may track sediment transport.

  2. Development of a Portable Mechanical Hysteresis Measurement and Imaging System for Impact Characterization in Honeycomb Sandwich Structures

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    Barnard, Daniel J.; Hsu, David K.

    2011-06-01

    Honeycomb sandwich materials are commonly used for aero-structures, but because the outer skins are typically thin, 2-10 plys, the structures are susceptible to impact damage. NDI methods such as tap tests, bond testers and TTU ultrasound are successfully deployed to find impact damage, but identifying the type/degree of damage is troublesome. As the type/degree of impact damage guides decisions by the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) community regarding repair, the ability to characterize impacts is of interest. Previous work demonstrated that additional impact characterization may be gleaned from hysteresis loop area, as determined from an out-of-plane load-vs-displacement plot, where this parameter shows a correlation with impact energy. This presentation reports on current work involving the development of a portable hysteresis measurement and imaging system based on an instrumented tapper. Data processing and analysis methods that allow production of the load/displacement data from a single accelerometer are discussed, with additional reporting of tests of software to automatically vary pixel size during scanning to decrease C-scans inspection time.

  3. Ionic polarization-induced current-voltage hysteresis in CH3NH3PbX3 perovskite solar cells.

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    Meloni, Simone; Moehl, Thomas; Tress, Wolfgang; Franckevičius, Marius; Saliba, Michael; Lee, Yong Hui; Gao, Peng; Nazeeruddin, Mohammad Khaja; Zakeeruddin, Shaik Mohammed; Rothlisberger, Ursula; Graetzel, Michael

    2016-01-01

    CH3NH3PbX3 (MAPbX3) perovskites have attracted considerable attention as absorber materials for solar light harvesting, reaching solar to power conversion efficiencies above 20%. In spite of the rapid evolution of the efficiencies, the understanding of basic properties of these semiconductors is still ongoing. One phenomenon with so far unclear origin is the so-called hysteresis in the current-voltage characteristics of these solar cells. Here we investigate the origin of this phenomenon with a combined experimental and computational approach. Experimentally the activation energy for the hysteretic process is determined and compared with the computational results. First-principles simulations show that the timescale for MA(+) rotation excludes a MA-related ferroelectric effect as possible origin for the observed hysteresis. On the other hand, the computationally determined activation energies for halide ion (vacancy) migration are in excellent agreement with the experimentally determined values, suggesting that the migration of this species causes the observed hysteretic behaviour of these solar cells. PMID:26852685

  4. Ionic polarization-induced current–voltage hysteresis in CH3NH3PbX3 perovskite solar cells

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    Meloni, Simone; Moehl, Thomas; Tress, Wolfgang; Franckevičius, Marius; Saliba, Michael; Lee, Yong Hui; Gao, Peng; Nazeeruddin, Mohammad Khaja; Zakeeruddin, Shaik Mohammed; Rothlisberger, Ursula; Graetzel, Michael

    2016-01-01

    CH3NH3PbX3 (MAPbX3) perovskites have attracted considerable attention as absorber materials for solar light harvesting, reaching solar to power conversion efficiencies above 20%. In spite of the rapid evolution of the efficiencies, the understanding of basic properties of these semiconductors is still ongoing. One phenomenon with so far unclear origin is the so-called hysteresis in the current–voltage characteristics of these solar cells. Here we investigate the origin of this phenomenon with a combined experimental and computational approach. Experimentally the activation energy for the hysteretic process is determined and compared with the computational results. First-principles simulations show that the timescale for MA+ rotation excludes a MA-related ferroelectric effect as possible origin for the observed hysteresis. On the other hand, the computationally determined activation energies for halide ion (vacancy) migration are in excellent agreement with the experimentally determined values, suggesting that the migration of this species causes the observed hysteretic behaviour of these solar cells. PMID:26852685

  5. Ionic polarization-induced current-voltage hysteresis in CH3NH3PbX3 perovskite solar cells

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    Meloni, Simone; Moehl, Thomas; Tress, Wolfgang; Franckevičius, Marius; Saliba, Michael; Lee, Yong Hui; Gao, Peng; Nazeeruddin, Mohammad Khaja; Zakeeruddin, Shaik Mohammed; Rothlisberger, Ursula; Graetzel, Michael

    2016-02-01

    CH3NH3PbX3 (MAPbX3) perovskites have attracted considerable attention as absorber materials for solar light harvesting, reaching solar to power conversion efficiencies above 20%. In spite of the rapid evolution of the efficiencies, the understanding of basic properties of these semiconductors is still ongoing. One phenomenon with so far unclear origin is the so-called hysteresis in the current-voltage characteristics of these solar cells. Here we investigate the origin of this phenomenon with a combined experimental and computational approach. Experimentally the activation energy for the hysteretic process is determined and compared with the computational results. First-principles simulations show that the timescale for MA+ rotation excludes a MA-related ferroelectric effect as possible origin for the observed hysteresis. On the other hand, the computationally determined activation energies for halide ion (vacancy) migration are in excellent agreement with the experimentally determined values, suggesting that the migration of this species causes the observed hysteretic behaviour of these solar cells.

  6. Attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy study of hysteresis of water and n-alcohol coadsorption on silicon oxide.

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    Barnette, Anna L; Kim, Seong H

    2012-11-01

    The structure and thickness of the binary adsorbate layers formed on silicon oxide exposed in n-propanol/water and n-pentanol/water vapor mixtures under atmospheric pressure and room temperature conditions were investigated using attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy (ATR-IR). The ATR-IR spectra of the adsorbate layers were analyzed while the vapor composition was varied stepwise by changing the mixing ratios of (a) n-propanol vapor stream with a 94% relative partial pressure (P/P(sat)) and 94% P/P(sat) water stream and (b) 83% P/P(sat)n-pentanol and 85% P/P(sat) water streams. The amount of the adsorbed water with solid-like structure in the binary adsorbate layer was larger in successive cycles of the water/alcohol vapor composition change, while n-alcohol showed negligible hysteresis in the amount adsorbed. The hysteresis behavior of the solid-like water structure was amplified in the coadsorption cycles of alcohol and water as compared to the water-only case. The origin of this behavior must be attributed to the structure of the alcohol/water binary adsorbate layer. The n-alcohol molecules present at the adsorbate/vapor interface can lower the surface energy of the system and stabilize the solid-like water structure in the alcohol-water binary adsorbate layer on silicon oxide. PMID:23098071

  7. Effect of relative humidity on crystal growth, device performance and hysteresis in planar heterojunction perovskite solar cells.

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    Gangishetty, Mahesh K; Scott, Robert W J; Kelly, Timothy L

    2016-03-17

    Due to the hygroscopic nature of organolead halide perovskites, humidity is one of the most important factors affecting the efficiency and longevity of perovskite solar cells. Although humidity has a long term detrimental effect on device performance, it also plays a key role during the initial growth of perovskite crystals. Here we demonstrate that atmospheric relative humidity (RH) plays a key role during the formation of perovskite thin films via the sequential deposition technique. Our results indicate that the RH has a substantial impact on the crystallization process, and hence on device performance. SEM and pXRD analysis show an increase in crystallite size with increasing humidity. At low RH, the formation of small cubic crystallites with large gaps between them is observed. The presence of these voids adversely affects device performance and leads to substantial hysteresis in the device. At higher RH, the perovskite crystals are larger in size, with better connectivity between the crystallites. This produced efficient planar heterojunction solar cells with low hysteresis. By careful control of the RH during the cell fabrication process, efficiencies of up to 12.2% are reached using P3HT as the hole-transport material. PMID:26411485

  8. Development of a portable mechanical hysteresis measurement and imaging system for impact characterization in honeycomb sandwich structures

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    Barnard, Daniel J.; Hsu, David K.

    2011-06-23

    Honeycomb sandwich materials are commonly used for aero-structures, but because the outer skins are typically thin, 2-10 plys, the structures are susceptible to impact damage. NDI methods such as tap tests, bond testers and TTU ultrasound are successfully deployed to find impact damage, but identifying the type/degree of damage is troublesome. As the type/degree of impact damage guides decisions by the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) community regarding repair, the ability to characterize impacts is of interest. Previous work demonstrated that additional impact characterization may be gleaned from hysteresis loop area, as determined from an out-of-plane load-vs-displacement plot, where this parameter shows a correlation with impact energy. This presentation reports on current work involving the development of a portable hysteresis measurement and imaging system based on an instrumented tapper. Data processing and analysis methods that allow production of the load/displacement data from a single accelerometer are discussed, with additional reporting of tests of software to automatically vary pixel size during scanning to decrease C-scans inspection time.

  9. Semistable modifications of families of curves and compactified Jacobians

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    Esteves, Eduardo; Pacini, Marco

    2015-07-01

    Given a family of nodal curves, a semistable modification of it is another family made up of curves obtained by inserting chains of rational curves of any given length at certain nodes of certain curves of the original family. We give comparison theorems between torsion-free, rank-1 sheaves in the former family and invertible sheaves in the latter. We apply them to show that there are functorial isomorphisms between the compactifications of relative Jacobians of families of nodal curves constructed through Caporaso's approach and those constructed through Pandharipande's approach.

  10. Public medical shows.

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    Walusinski, Olivier

    2014-01-01

    In the second half of the 19th century, Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893) became famous for the quality of his teaching and his innovative neurological discoveries, bringing many French and foreign students to Paris. A hunger for recognition, together with progressive and anticlerical ideals, led Charcot to invite writers, journalists, and politicians to his lessons, during which he presented the results of his work on hysteria. These events became public performances, for which physicians and patients were transformed into actors. Major newspapers ran accounts of these consultations, more like theatrical shows in some respects. The resultant enthusiasm prompted other physicians in Paris and throughout France to try and imitate them. We will compare the form and substance of Charcot's lessons with those given by Jules-Bernard Luys (1828-1897), Victor Dumontpallier (1826-1899), Ambroise-Auguste Libault (1823-1904), Hippolyte Bernheim (1840-1919), Joseph Grasset (1849-1918), and Albert Pitres (1848-1928). We will also note their impact on contemporary cinema and theatre. PMID:25273491

  11. Self-tensioning aquatic caddisfly silk: Ca2+-dependent structure, strength, and load cycle hysteresis.

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    Ashton, Nicholas N; Roe, Daniel R; Weiss, Robert B; Cheatham, Thomas E; Stewart, Russell J

    2013-10-14

    Caddisflies are aquatic relatives of silk-spinning terrestrial moths and butterflies. Casemaker larvae spin adhesive silk fibers for underwater construction of protective composite cases. The central region of Hesperophylax sp. H-fibroin contains a repeating pattern of three conserved subrepeats, all of which contain one or more (SX)n motifs with extensively phosphorylated serines. Native silk fibers were highly extensible and displayed a distinct yield point, force plateau, and load cycle hysteresis. FTIR spectroscopy of native silk showed a conformational mix of random coil, ?-sheet, and turns. Exchanging multivalent ions with Na(+) EDTA disrupted fiber mechanics, shifted the secondary structure ratios from antiparallel ?-sheet toward random coil and turns, and caused the fibers to shorten, swell in diameter, and disrupted fiber birefringence. The EDTA effects were reversed by restoring Ca(2+). Molecular dynamic simulations provided theoretical support for a hypothetical structure in which the (pSX)n motifs may assemble into two- and three-stranded, Ca(2+)-stabilized ?-sheets. PMID:24050221

  12. Hierarchically structured re-entrant microstructures for superhydrophobic surfaces with extremely low hysteresis

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    Hu, Huan; Swaminathan, Vikhram V.; Zamani Farahani, Mahmoud Reza; Mensing, Glennys; Yeom, Junghoon; Shannon, Mark A.; Zhu, Likun

    2014-09-01

    This paper reports a new type of hierarchically structured surface consisting of re-entrant silicon micropillars with silicon nanowires atop for superhydrophobic surface with extremely low hysteresis. Re-entrant microstructures were fabricated on a silicon substrate through a customized one-mask microfabrication process while silicon nanopillars were created on the entire surface of microstructures, including sidewalls, by a metal-assisted-chemical etching process. The strategy of constructing hierarchical surfaces aims to reduce the actual contact area between liquid and top part of solid surface, thereby increasing the contact angle and reducing the sliding angle. The strategy of using re-entrant profile of the microstructure aims to prevent a liquid droplet from falling into cavities of roughened structures and decrease the actual contact area between the liquid droplet and sidewalls of solid structures, therefore reducing adhesion forces acting on the liquid droplet. Our measurement shows that the surface incorporating both hierarchical and re-entrant strategies exhibits a sliding angle as low as 0.5, much lower than sliding angles of surfaces only incorporating either one of the strategies.

  13. Optical hysteresis behavior of tetra-nonyl phthalocyanine copper LB film

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    Luo, Tao; Gan, Fuxi

    1993-01-01

    Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films of tetra-nonyl phthalocyanine copper (TNPcCu) were prepared. The structure of TNPcCu LB film has been studied by x-ray diffraction and IR reflection absorption spectroscopy. The results show that the TNPcCu LB film forms an ordered structure, in which molecules are arranged in an orderly fashion with phthalocyanine rings oriented nearly perpendicular to the substrate surface and perpendicular to the lifting direction. The optical absorbance at 740 nm of TNPcCu LB film has a hysteresis behavior during heating and cooling. Dipoles of TNPcCu molecules are oriented in an orderly fashion and their vibrations in phase cause the formation of aggregates. When the temperature increases, the dipoles change the ordered orientation into the disordered one, the aggregates are destroyed and the absorbance at 740 nm decreases. When the temperature reduces to the room temperature, the dipoles recover their ordered state, the aggregates restore and the absorbance at 740 nm increases. The reversible phenomena of optical absorbance may be applied to the optical recording devices.

  14. Hysteresis conditions the vertical position of deep chlorophyll maximum in the temperate ocean

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    Navarro, Gabriel; Ruiz, Javier

    2013-12-01

    chlorophyll maxima (DCMs) are widespread features of oceans. In temperate regions, DCMs are commonly associated with isopycnal surfaces that frequently move over a wide vertical range. This general association between DCMs and isopycnals remains unexplained by present theories, and we show here that it emerges from the seasonal history of the water column. Analysis of the formation of more than 9000 seasonal DCMs throughout the world's oceans consistently locates the vertical position of spring/summer DCMs in temperate seas at the density of the previous winter mixed layer, independently of this density value and future depth. These results indicate that DCM formation cannot be understood without hysteresis by solely considering the instantaneous response of phytoplankton to vertical gradients in physical and chemical fields. Present theories for DCM formation cannot explain why spring and summer DCMs are systematically found at a density equal to that of the previous mixed layer where a bloom has occurred. Rather than reacting to instantaneous physical forcing, the results indicate that DCMs operate as self-preserving biological structures that are associated with particular isopycnals because of their capacity to modify the physicochemical environment. Combined with remote sensors to measure salinity and temperature in the surface ocean, this new understanding of DCM dynamics has the potential to improve the quantification of three-dimensional primary production via satellites. This significant enhancement of the representation of oceanic biological processes can also allow increasingly realistic predictions of future biogeochemical scenarios in a warming ocean.

  15. Numerical study of drop motion on a surface with stepwise wettability gradient and contact angle hysteresis

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    Huang, Jun-Jie; Huang, Haibo; Wang, Xinzhu

    2014-06-01

    In this work, the motion of a two-dimensional drop on a surface with stepwise wettability gradient (WG) is studied numerically by a hybrid lattice-Boltzmann finite-difference method. We incorporate the geometric wetting boundary condition that allows accurate implementation of a contact angle hysteresis (CAH) model. The method is first validated through a series of tests that check different constituents of the numerical model. Then, simulations of a drop on a wall with given stepwise WG are performed under different conditions. The effects of the Reynolds number, the viscosity ratio, the WG, as well as the CAH on the drop motion are investigated in detail. It was discovered that the shape of the drop in steady motion may be fitted by two arcs that give two apparent contact angles, which are related to the respective contact line velocities and the relevant contact angles (that specify the WG and CAH) through the relation derived by Cox ["The dynamics of the spreading of liquids on a solid surface. Part 1. viscous flow," J. Fluid Mech. 168, 169-194 (1986)] if the slip length in simulation is defined according to Yue et al. ["Sharp-interface limit of the Cahn-Hilliard model for moving contact lines," J. Fluid Mech. 645, 279-294 (2010)]. It was also found that the steady capillary number of the drop is significantly affected by the viscosity ratio, the magnitudes of the WG, and the CAH, whereas it almost shows no dependence on the Reynolds number.

  16. Implications of magnetic-hysteresis-loop scaling in high-temperature superconductors

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    Perkins, G.K.; Cohen, L.F.; Zhukov, A.A.; Caplin, A.D.

    1995-04-01

    We show how to incorporate the commonly observed scaling behavior of magnetic hysteresis loops {ital M}({ital H}) in ({ital R})Ba{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7{minus}{delta}} ({ital R}=rare earth) crystals into a systematic and straightforward analytical procedure that yields the key parameters associated with the vortex dynamics. If the effective barrier height for vortex motion is written in terms of a scale energy {ital U}{sub 0}({ital B},{ital T}) and a scale current density {ital J}{sub 0}({ital B},{ital T}), both the field and temperature dependences of these quantities can be found directly from the experimental data, without any deconvolution. The procedure is illustrated with the data on one specific sample of TmBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7{minus}{delta}}. Over a substantial region of the {ital B}-{ital T} plane, {ital J}{sub 0}({ital B},{ital T}) is found to be {proportional_to}{ital B} and essentially temperature independent; {ital U}{sub 0}({ital B},{ital T}) is approximately {proportional_to}1/{ital B} and decreases steadily as {ital T}{sub {ital c}} is approached. The competition between the field dependences of {ital J}{sub 0}({ital B},{ital T}) and {ital U}{sub 0}({ital B},{ital T}) gives rise to the ubiquitous ``fishtail`` in the magnetization loops.

  17. Predator-prey reversal: a possible mechanism for ecosystem hysteresis in the North Sea?

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    Fauchald, Per

    2010-08-01

    Removal of large predatory fishes from marine ecosystems has resulted in persistent ecosystem shifts, with collapsed predator populations and super-abundant prey populations. One explanation for these shifts is reversals of predator-prey roles that generate internal feedbacks in the ecosystems. Pelagic forage fish are often predators and competitors to the young life stages of their larger fish predators. I show that cod recruitment in the North Sea has been negatively related to the spawning-stock biomass of herring for the last 44 years. Herring, together with the abundance of Calanus finmarchicus, the major food for cod larvae, were the main predictors of cod recruitment. These predictors were of equivalent importance, worked additively, and explained different parts of the dynamics in cod recruitment. I suggest that intensive harvesting of cod has released herring from predator control, and that a large population of herring suppresses cod recruitment through predation on eggs and larvae. This feedback mechanism can promote alternative stable states and therefore cause hysteresis to occur under changing conditions; however, harvesting of herring might at present prevent a shift in the ecosystem to a herring-dominated state. PMID:20836439

  18. Thermomagnetic hysteresis effects in NiMn and NiMnPd thin films

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    ner, Y.; Lue, C. S.; Ross, Joseph H.; Rathnayaka, K. D. D.; Naugle, D. G.

    2001-06-01

    dc magnetization measurements, for zero-field cooled (MZFC) and field-cooled (MFC) cases, have been carried out for flash-evaporated Pd-doped NiMn thin films. These included reentrant phases (Ni76-xPdx)Mn24, for 0?x?5, and Ni75Mn23Pd2, a pure spinglass phase. The studies were performed over the temperature range 3-300 K. Low-field magnetization measurements show the irreversibility effect (MZFC and MFC diverge) at temperatures below the Curie temperature Tc. In Ni75Mn23Pd2, MZFC falls below MFC, as usually observed. However, in reentrant compositions, MZFC crosses MFC upon warming into the ferromagnetic regime, where it stays above MFC at temperatures below Tc. This unusual behavior is attributed to a model of Imry and Ma in which, in a ferromagnet with antiferromagnetic impurities, the impurities can couple to the host ferromagnetic alignment and force the system to break into domains antiferromagnetically coupled to each other. Field-cooled hysteresis measurements indicate the uniaxial anisotropy in these samples to be small, in contrast with the rigid uniaxial anisotropy reported for the corresponding polycrystalline bulk samples. Since the lattice-orbit coupling is weak in the amorphous phase, this clearly demonstrates that the physical origin of the unidirectional anisotropy is associated with the spin-orbit coupling.

  19. Biodegradation of persistent organics can overcome adsorption-desorption hysteresis in biological activated carbon systems.

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    Abromaitis, V; Racys, V; van der Marel, P; Meulepas, R J W

    2016-04-01

    In Biological Activated Carbon (BAC) systems, persistent organic pollutants can be removed through a combination of adsorption, desorption and biodegradation. These processes might be affected by the presence of other organics, especially by the more abundant easily-biodegradable organics, like acetate. In this research these relations are quantified for the removal of the persistent pharmaceutical metoprolol. Acetate did not affect the adsorption and desorption of metoprolol, but it did greatly enhance the metoprolol biodegradation. At least part of the BAC biomass growing on acetate was also able to metabolise metoprolol, although metoprolol was only converted after the acetate was depleted. The presence of easily-degradable organics like acetate in the feeding water is therefore beneficial for the removal of metoprolol in BAC systems. The isotherms obtained from metoprolol adsorption and desorption experiments showed that BAC systems are subject to hysteresis; for AC bioregeneration to take place the microbial biomass has to reduce the concentration at the AC-biomass interface 2.7 times compared to the concentration at which the carbon was being loaded. However, given the threshold concentration of the MET degrading microorganisms (<0.08 μg/L) versus the average influent concentration (1.3 μg/L), bioregeneration is feasible. PMID:26855223

  20. Dynamic characterization of hysteresis elements in mechanical systems. II. Experimental validation.

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    Symens, W; Al-Bender, F

    2005-03-01

    The industrial demand for machine tools with ever increasing speed and accuracy calls for a closer look at the physical phenomena that are present at small movements of those machine's slides. One of these phenomena, and probably the most dominant one, is the dependence of the friction force on displacement that can be described by a rate-independent hysteresis function with nonlocal memory. The influence of this highly nonlinear effect on the dynamics of the system has been theoretically analyzed in Part I of this paper. This part (II) aims at verifying these theoretical results on three experimental setups. Two setups, consisting of linearly driven rolling element guideways, have been built to specifically study the hysteretic friction behavior. The experiments performed on these specially designed setups are then repeated on one axis of an industrial pick-and-place device, driven by a linear motor and guided by commercial guideways. The results of the experiments on all the setups agree qualitatively well with the theoretically predicted ones and point to the inherent difficulty of accurate quantitative identification of the hysteretic behavior. They further show that the hysteretic friction behavior has a direct bearing on the dynamics of machine tools and its presence should therefore be carefully considered in the dynamic identification process of these systems. PMID:15836260