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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  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. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Efficient hysteresis loop simulations of nanoparticle assemblies beyond the uniaxial anisotropy

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    Tamion, Alexandre; Bonet, Edgar; Tournus, Florent; Raufast, Ccile; Hillion, Arnaud; Gaier, Oksana; Dupuis, Vronique

    2012-04-01

    We propose a modified Stoner-Wohlfarth model combined with the geometrical approach of the coherent rotation of magnetization for simulating the hysteresis loops of an assembly of magnetic nanoparticles. The temperature and the size distribution are taken into account. This combined model enables the computation of hysteresis loops at low temperatures for assemblies of particles having an arbitrary type of anisotropy. The applicability of this model for fitting experimental data is discussed and results are compared to the zero-field-cooled and field-cooled fits. As an application, the hysteresis loops measured on Co clusters embedded in carbon and germanium matrices are fitted revealing unambiguously the presence of a biaxial anisotropy.

  19. Scaling Behavior of Barkhausen Avalanches along the Hysteresis loop in Nucleation-Mediated Magnetization Reversal Process

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    Im, Mi-Young; Fischer, Peter; Kim, D.-H.; Shin, S.-C.

    2008-10-14

    We report the scaling behavior of Barkhausen avalanches for every small field step along the hysteresis loop in CoCrPt alloy film having perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. Individual Barkhausen avalanche is directly observed utilizing a high-resolution soft X-ray microscopy that provides real space images with a spatial resolution of 15 nm. Barkhausen avalanches are found to exhibit power-law scaling behavior at all field steps along the hysteresis loop, despite their different patterns for each field step. Surprisingly, the scaling exponent of the power-law distribution of Barkhausen avalanches is abruptly altered from 1 {+-} 0.04 to 1.47 {+-} 0.03 as the field step is close to the coercive field. The contribution of coupling among adjacent domains to Barkhausen avalanche process affects the sudden change of the scaling behavior observed at the coercivity-field region on the hysteresis loop of CoCrPt alloy film.

  20. Hysteresis loop behaviors of ferroelectric thin films: A Monte Carlo simulation study

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    M. Bedoya-Hincapié, C.; H. Ortiz-Álvarez, H.; Restrepo-Parra, E.; J. Olaya-Flórez, J.; E. Alfonso, J.

    2015-11-01

    The ferroelectric response of bismuth titanate Bi4Ti3O12 (BIT) thin film is studied through a Monte Carlo simulation of hysteresis loops. The ferroelectric system is described by using a Diffour Hamiltonian with three terms: the electric field applied in the z direction, the nearest dipole–dipole interaction in the transversal (x–y) direction, and the nearest dipole–dipole interaction in the direction perpendicular to the thin film (the z axis). In the sample construction, we take into consideration the dipole orientations of the monoclinic and orthorhombic structures that can appear in BIT at low temperature in the ferroelectric state. The effects of temperature, stress, and the concentration of pinned dipole defects are assessed by using the hysteresis loops. The results indicate the changes in the hysteresis area with temperature and stress, and the asymmetric hysteresis loops exhibit evidence of the imprint failure mechanism with the emergence of pinned dipolar defects. The simulated shift in the hysteresis loops conforms to the experimental ferroelectric response. Project sponsored by the research departments of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia DIMA and DIB under Project 201010018227-“Crecimiento y caracterización eléctrica y estructural de películas delgadas de BixTiyOz producidas mediante Magnetrón Sputtering” and Project 12920-“Desarrollo teóricoexperimental de nanoestructuras basadas en Bismuto y materiales similares” and “Bisnano Project.”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Simulations of magnetic hysteresis loops at high temperatures

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    Plumer, M. L.; Whitehead, J. P.; Fal, T. J.; Ek, J. van; Mercer, J. I.

    2014-09-28

    The kinetic Monte-Carlo algorithm as well as standard micromagnetics are used to simulate MH loops of high anisotropy magnetic recording media at both short and long time scales over a wide range of temperatures relevant to heat-assisted magnetic recording. Microscopic parameters, common to both methods, were determined by fitting to experimental data on single-layer FePt-based media that uses the Magneto-Optic Kerr effect with a slow sweep rate of 700 Oe/s. Saturation moment, uniaxial anisotropy, and exchange constants are given an intrinsic temperature dependence based on published atomistic simulations of FePt grains with an effective Curie temperature of 680 K. Our results show good agreement between micromagnetics and kinetic Monte Carlo results over a wide range of sweep rates. Loops at the slow experimental sweep rates are found to become more square-shaped, with an increasing slope, as temperature increases from 300 K. These effects also occur at higher sweep rates, typical of recording speeds, but are much less pronounced. These results demonstrate the need for accurate determination of intrinsic thermal properties of future recording media as input to micromagnetic models as well as the sensitivity of the switching behavior of thin magnetic films to applied field sweep rates at higher temperatures.

  4. Simulations of magnetic hysteresis loops at high temperatures

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    Plumer, M. L.; van Ek, J.; Whitehead, J. P.; Fal, T. J.; Mercer, J. I.

    2014-09-01

    The kinetic Monte-Carlo algorithm as well as standard micromagnetics are used to simulate MH loops of high anisotropy magnetic recording media at both short and long time scales over a wide range of temperatures relevant to heat-assisted magnetic recording. Microscopic parameters, common to both methods, were determined by fitting to experimental data on single-layer FePt-based media that uses the Magneto-Optic Kerr effect with a slow sweep rate of 700 Oe/s. Saturation moment, uniaxial anisotropy, and exchange constants are given an intrinsic temperature dependence based on published atomistic simulations of FePt grains with an effective Curie temperature of 680 K. Our results show good agreement between micromagnetics and kinetic Monte Carlo results over a wide range of sweep rates. Loops at the slow experimental sweep rates are found to become more square-shaped, with an increasing slope, as temperature increases from 300 K. These effects also occur at higher sweep rates, typical of recording speeds, but are much less pronounced. These results demonstrate the need for accurate determination of intrinsic thermal properties of future recording media as input to micromagnetic models as well as the sensitivity of the switching behavior of thin magnetic films to applied field sweep rates at higher temperatures.

  5. Estimate Interface Shear Stress of Woven Ceramic Matrix Composites from Hysteresis Loops

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    Li, Longbiao; Song, Yingdong

    2013-12-01

    An approach to estimate the fiber/matrix interface shear stress of woven ceramic matrix composites during fatigue loading has been developed in this paper. Based on the analysis of the microstructure, the woven ceramic matrix composites were divided into four elements of 0o warp yarns, 90o weft yarns, matrix outside of the yarns and the open porosity. When matrix cracking and fiber/matrix interface debonding occur upon first loading to the peak stress, it is assumed that fiber slipping relative to matrix in the interface debonded region of the 0o warp yarns is the mainly reason for the occurrence of the hysteresis loops of woven ceramic matrix composiets during unloading and subsequent reloading. The unloading interface reverse slip length and reloading interface new slip length are determined by the interface slip mechanisms. The hysteresis loops of three different cases have been derived. The hysteresis loss energy for the strain energy lost per volume during corresponding cycle is formulated in terms of the fiber/matrix interface shear stress. By comparing the experimental hysteresis loss energy with the computational values, the fiber/matrix interface shear stress of woven ceramic matrix composites corresponding to different cycles can then be derived. The theoretical results have been compared with experimental data of two different woven ceramic composites.

  6. Damping measurements of laminated composite materials and aluminum using the hysteresis loop method

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    Abramovich, H.; Govich, D.; Grunwald, A.

    2015-10-01

    The damping characteristics of composite laminates made of Hexply 8552 AGP 280-5H (fabric), used for structural elements in aeronautical vehicles, have been investigated in depth using the hysteresis loop method and compared to the results for aluminum specimens (2024 T351). It was found that the loss factor, η, obtained by the hysteresis loop method is linearly dependent only on the applied excitation frequency and is independent of the preloading and the stress amplitudes. For the test specimens used in the present tests series, it was found that the damping of the aluminum specimens is higher than the composite ones for longitudinal direction damping, while for bending vibrations the laminates exhibited higher damping values.

  7. ac Dynamics of Ferroelectric Domains from an Investigation of the Frequency Dependence of Hysteresis Loops

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    Yang, Sang Mo; Jo, Ji Young; Kim, T. H.; Yoon, J. -G.; Song, T. K.; Lee, Ho Nyung; Marton, Zsolt; Park, S.; Jo, Y.; Noh, Tae Won

    2010-01-01

    We investigated nonequilibrium domain wall dynamics under an ac field by measuring the hystere- sis loops of epitaxial ferroelectric capacitors at various frequencies and temperatures. Polarization switching is induced mostly by thermally activated creep motion at lower frequencies, and by vis- cous ow motion at higher frequencies. The dynamic crossover between the creep and ow regimes unveils two frequency-dependent scaling regions of hysteresis loops. Based on these findings, we constructed a dynamic phase diagram for hysteretic ferroelectric domain dynamics in the presence of ac fields.

  8. Defect-induced asymmetry of local hysteresis loops on BiFeO3 surfaces

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    Maksymovych, Petro; Balke, Nina; Jesse, Stephen; Huijben, Mark; Ramesh, R.; Baddorf, Arthur P; Kalinin, Sergei V

    2009-01-01

    Local piezoresponse hysteresis loops were systematically studied on the surface of ferroelectric thin films of BiFeO{sub 3} grown on SrRuO{sub 3} and La{sub 0.7}Sr{sub 0.3}MnO{sub 3} electrodes and compared between ultrahigh vacuum and ambient environment. The loops on all the samples exhibited characteristic asymmetry manifested in the difference of the piezoresponse slope following local domain nucleation. Spatially resolved mapping has revealed that the asymmetry is strongly correlated with the random-field disorder inherent in the films and is not affected by the random-bond disorder component. The asymmetry thus originates from electrostatic disorder within the film, which allows using it as a unique signature of single defects or defect clusters. The electrostatic effects due to the measurement environment also contribute to the total asymmetry of the piezoresponse loop, albeit with a much smaller magnitude compared to local defects.

  9. Terfenol-D elastomagnetic properties under varied operating conditions using hysteresis loop analysis

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    Faidley, LeAnn E.; Lund, Brian J.; Flatau, Alison B.; Calkins, Frederick T.

    1998-07-01

    This paper presents an experimental study of the effects of varied magnetic bias, AC magnetic field amplitude and frequency on the characteristics of hysteresis loops produced in a magnetostrictive transducer. The study uses a magnetostrictive transducer designed at Iowa State University that utilizes an 11.5 cm (4.54 in) long by 1.27 cm (0.5 in) diameter cylindrical Terfenol-D rod. This transducer allows controlled variation of the following operating conditions: mechanical prestress, magnitude and frequency of AC magnetic field, and magnetic bias. By performing extensive experimental tests, material property trends can be developed for use in the optimization of transducer design parameters for different applications. For the results presented, the magnetic bias, the AC magnetic field amplitude, and the frequency of excitation were independently varied while temperature, mass load and prestress were kept constant. The minor hysteresis loops of the strain versus applied magnetic field, flux density versus applied magnetic field, and magnetization versus applied magnetic field are presented and compared. Material property trends identified from the minor loops are presented for the axial strain coefficient, permeability, susceptibility, and energy losses.

  10. Influence of fourfold anisotropy form on hysteresis loop shape in ferromagnetic nanostructures

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    Ehrmann, Andrea; Blachowicz, Tomasz

    2014-08-15

    The dependence of the form of different mathematical depictions of fourfold magnetic anisotropies has been examined, using a simple macro-spin model. Strong differences in longitudinal and transverse hysteresis loops occur due to deviations from the usual phenomenological model, such as using absolute value functions. The proposed possible models can help understanding measurements on sophisticated magnetic nanosystems, like exchange bias layered structures employed in magnetic hard disk heads or magnetic nano-particles, and support the development of solutions with specific magnetization reversal behavior needed in novel magneto-electronic devices.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. Specific features of magnetic properties of ferrihydrite nanoparticles of bacterial origin: A shift of the hysteresis loop

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    Balaev, D. A.; Krasikov, A. A.; Dubrovskiy, A. A.; Semenov, S. V.; Popkov, S. I.; Stolyar, S. V.; Iskhakov, R. S.; Ladygina, V. P.; Yaroslavtsev, R. N.

    2016-02-01

    The results of the experimental investigation into the magnetic hysteresis of systems of superparamagnetic ferrihydrite nanoparticles of bacterial origin have been presented. The hysteresis properties of these objects are determined by the presence of an uncompensated magnetic moment in antiferromagnetic nanoparticles. It has been revealed that, under the conditions of cooling in an external magnetic field, there is a shift of the hysteresis loop with respect to the origin of the coordinates. These features are associated with the exchange coupling of the uncompensated magnetic moment and the antiferromagnetic "core" of the particles, as well as with processes similar to those responsible for the behavior of minor hysteresis loops due to strong local anisotropy fields of the ferrihydrite nanoparticles.

  14. Transitional hysteresis loop and coexistence of synchronized shedding in coupled wakes

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    Peng, Yih Ferng; Sau, Amalendu

    2015-07-01

    Hysteretic in-phase ? anti-phase exchange of vortex shedding and co-existence of reverse-synchronized bistable wake structures past two side-by-side elliptic/circular cylinders are examined through extensive numerical simulations and bifurcation analysis. Wake characteristics and synchronizations past two side-by-side cylinders have often been demarcated in terms of the gap-ratio "G" and the Reynolds number "Re." The focus here is the "in-phase ? anti-phase" two-way transition of oppositely synchronized bistable shedding states. In a remarkable parallel to discontinuous shifts of Strouhal frequency (prompting growth of two distinct instability modes past a single cylinder), the present work reveals interesting in-phase ?anti-phase transitional switching of vortex shedding past two side-by-side symmetric cylinders, as facilitated by "discontinuous jumps of combined lift-force CL,1+2," and preceding bistable wake evolution via both of these two reverse-synchronized phases. The hysteresis loops are demarcated (for cylinders of different aspect-ratios A) through extended computations of two anti-synchronized solution branches by slowly increasing/decreasing the Re at fixed gap-ratio (G) and increasing/decreasing G minutely at a constant Re, thereby facilitating transitions and using the computed discontinuous jumps of CL,1+2. Simulations conducted with various A (0.5 ? A ? 2.0) exhibit, both in-phase and anti-phase shedding co-exist over significantly wide ranges of G-space/Re-space, and the exchange of vortex synchronization at the ends of hysteresis loop occurs through discontinuous variation of the CL,1+2. The "gap-biased" anti-phase ? in-phase transition gets gradually delayed, as the cylinder aspect-ratio A is decreased. However, the "Re-biased" in-phase ? anti-phase transition is advanced with the decrease of A. The tolerance width "HW" of gap-biased hysteresis loop increases fairly linearly, as A decreased over the range 1.0 ? A ? 2.0.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Article surveillance magnetic marker having an hysteresis loop with large Barkhausen discontinuities

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    Humphrey, Floyd B.

    1987-01-01

    A marker for an electronic article surveillance system is disclosed comprising a body of magnetic material with retained stress and having a magnetic hysteresis loop with a large Barkhausen discontinuity such that, upon exposure of the marker to an external magnetic field whose field strength in the direction opposing the instantaneous magnetic polarization of the marker exceeds a predetermined threshold value, there results a regenerative reversal of the magnetic polarization of the marker. An electronic article surveillance system and a method utilizing the marker are also disclosed. Exciting the marker with a low frequency and low field strength, so long as the field strength exceeds the low threshold level for the marker, causes a regenerative reversal of magnetic polarity generating a harmonically rich pulse that is readily detected and easily distinguished.

  18. 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

  19. Modeling for Fatigue Hysteresis Loops of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic-Matrix Composites under Multiple Loading Stress Levels

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    Longbiao, Li

    2015-12-01

    In this paper, the fatigue hysteresis loops of fiber-reinforced ceramic-matrix composites (CMCs) under multiple loading stress levels considering interface wear has been investigated using micromechanical approach. Under fatigue loading, the fiber/matrix interface shear stress decreases with the increase of cycle number due to interface wear. Upon increasing of fatigue peak stress, the interface debonded length would propagate along the fiber/matrix interface. The difference of interface shear stress existed in the new and original debonded region would affect the interface debonding and interface frictional slipping between the fiber and the matrix. Based on the fatigue damage mechanism of fiber slipping relative to matrix in the interface debonded region upon unloading and subsequent reloading, the interface slip lengths, i.e., the interface debonded length, interface counter-slip length and interface new-slip length, are determined by fracture mechanics approach. The fatigue hysteresis loops models under multiple loading stress levels have been developed. The effects of single/multiple loading stress levels and different loading sequences on fatigue hysteresis loops have been investigated. The fatigue hysteresis loops of unidirectional C/SiC composite under multiple loading stress levels have been predicted.

  20. 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.

  1. Kerr hysteresis loop tracer with alternate driving magnetic field up to 10 kHz

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    Callegaro, Luca; Fiorini, Carlo; Triggiani, Giacomo; Puppin, Ezio

    1997-07-01

    A magneto-optical Kerr loop tracer for hysteresis loop measurements in thin films with field excitation frequency f0 from 10 mHz to 10 kHz is described. A very high sensitivity is obtained by using an ultrabright light-emitting diode as a low-noise light source and a novel acquisition process. The field is generated with a coil driven by an audio amplifier connected to a free-running oscillator. The conditioned detector output constitutes the magnetization signal (M); the magnetic field (H) is measured with a fast Hall probe. The acquisition electronics are based on a set of sample-and-hold amplifiers which allow the simultaneous sampling of M, H, and dH/dt. Acquisition is driven by a personal computer equipped with a multifunction I/O board. Test results on a 120 nm Fe film on Si substrate are shown. The coercive field of the film increases with frequency and nearly doubles at 10 kHz with respect to dc.

  2. Ferroeletricity and Double Hysteresis Loop Behavior in Even-Numbered n-Nylons

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    Zhang, Zhongbo; Zhu, Lei; Litt, Morton

    2015-03-01

    Ferroelectric (FE) property in odd-numbered n-nylons has been known for a long time. In comparison, even-numbered n-nylons are claimed to be non-ferroelectric due to their non-polar crystalline structure, where the direction of hydrogen bonded dipoles alternates. Nevertheless, in this presentation, FE property is discovered in even n-nylons, and it is related to the mesomorphic crystalline structure formed via quenching and/or stretching. Although there was an earlier claim maintaining that FE behavior in melt-quenched nylon 6 was due to the amorphous phase, the conclusion is debatable and the understanding of the FE mechanism is still lacking. We find that poorly bonded amide dipoles, which result from the defective crystalline mesophase, play an important role in the FE behavior of nylon 12. In this mesophase, the chain conformation is smectic-like, twisted, and the hydrogen bonds are randomized. Therefore, this mesophase is abundant in defects and poorly bonded dipoles, which can easily flip under electric field. In addition, the hydrogen-bonded amides can serve as pinning points and induce double hysteresis loop behavior. This understanding illustrates that FE in even n-nylons originates from the defective crystalline phase rather than the amorphous region. NSF (DMR0907580).

  3. Physical motivations of the constitutive relations for ferroelectric ceramics and the existence of butterfly and hysteresis loops

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    Chen, P.J.

    1982-01-01

    The responses of ferroelectric ceramics can be quite complex depending on the physical processes to which they are subjected. Their mechanical, electromechanical and dielectric properties depend on domain switching, dipole dynamics and phase transformation which can be caused by external stimuli such as mechanical and electrical loadings, and temperature variations. A theory, taking into account the effects of domain switching and dipole dynamics, has been formulated, and in its present stage of development is sufficient to characterize various observable resonses. Specifically, a special case of the theory predicts the nature of the butterfly and hysteresis loops. The butterfly and hysteresis loops are manifestations of the mechanical, electro-mechanical and dielectric responses due to domain switching produced by cyclic electric fields. Comparisons of the predictions of the theory with experimental results are made in a pseudo one dimensional context.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Simple models for dynamic hysteresis loop calculations of magnetic single-domain nanoparticles: Application to magnetic hyperthermia optimization

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    Carrey, J.; Mehdaoui, B.; Respaud, M.

    2011-04-01

    To optimize the heating properties of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) in magnetic hyperthermia applications, it is necessary to calculate the area of their hysteresis loops in an alternating magnetic field. The separation between "relaxation losses" and "hysteresis losses" presented in several articles is artificial and criticized here. The three types of theories suitable for describing hysteresis loops of MNPs are presented and compared to numerical simulations: equilibrium functions, Stoner-Wohlfarth model based theories (SWMBTs), and a linear response theory (LRT) using the Nel-Brown relaxation time. The configuration where the easy axis of the MNPs is aligned with respect to the magnetic field and the configuration of a random orientation of the easy axis are both studied. Suitable formulas to calculate the hysteresis areas of major cycles are deduced from SWMBTs and from numerical simulations; the domain of validity of the analytical formula is explicitly studied. In the case of minor cycles, the hysteresis area calculations are based on the LRT. A perfect agreement between the LRT and numerical simulations of hysteresis loops is obtained. The domain of validity of the LRT is explicitly studied. Formulas are proposed to calculate the hysteresis area at low field that are valid for any anisotropy of the MNP. The magnetic field dependence of the area is studied using numerical simulations: it follows power laws with a large range of exponents. Then analytical expressions derived from the LRT and SWMBTs are used in their domains of validity for a theoretical study of magnetic hyperthermia. It is shown that LRT is only pertinent for MNPs with strong anisotropy and that SWMBTs should be used for weakly anisotropic MNPs. The optimum volume of MNPs for magnetic hyperthermia is derived as a function of material and experimental parameters. Formulas are proposed to allow to the calculation of the optimum volume for any anisotropy. The maximum achievable specific absorption rate (SAR) is calculated as a function of the MNP anisotropy. It is shown that an optimum anisotropy increases the SAR and reduces the detrimental effects of the size distribution of the MNPs. The optimum anisotropy is simple to calculate; it depends only on the magnetic field used in the hyperthermia experiments and the MNP magnetization. The theoretical optimum parameters are compared to those of several magnetic materials. A brief review of experimental results as well as a method to analyze them is proposed. This study helps in the determination of suitable and unsuitable materials for magnetic hyperthermia and provides accurate formulas to analyze experimental data. It is also aimed at providing a better understanding of magnetic hyperthermia to researchers working on this subject.

  7. Spectral properties of the Preisach hysteresis model with random input. II. Universality classes for symmetric elementary loops

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    Radons, Gnter

    2008-06-01

    The Preisach model with symmetric elementary hysteresis loops and uncorrelated input is treated analytically in detail. It is shown that the appearance of long-time tails in the output correlations is a quite general feature of this model. The exponent ? of the algebraic decay t-? , which may take any positive value, is determined by the tails of the input and the Preisach density. We identify the system classes leading to identical algebraic tails. These results imply the occurrence of 1/f noise for a large class of hysteretic systems.

  8. 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.

  9. Double-loop hysteresis in tetragonal KTa0.58Nb0.42O3 correlated to recoverable reorientations of the asymmetric polar domains

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    Tian, Hao; Yao, Bo; Tan, Peng; Zhou, Zhongxiang; Shi, Guang; Gong, Dewei; Zhang, Rui

    2015-03-01

    KTa1-xNbxO3 single crystals are typically regarded as normal ferroelectrics. Such crystals are thought to undergo a paraelectric-ferroelectric phase transition from the cubic to the tetragonal phase where generally a single hysteresis loop is expected. Nevertheless, a double-loop hysteresis is clearly observed in the tetragonal phase of KTa0.58Nb0.42O3. Our investigations reveal further that the double loop exhibits good ergodicity during changes in temperature under various applied electric fields. The origin of this unusual double-loop hysteresis in tetragonal KTa0.58Nb0.42O3 is revealed with the recoverable reorientation of the asymmetric polar domains.

  10. Estimate Interface Shear Stress of Unidirectional C/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites from Hysteresis Loops

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    Longbiao, Li; Yingdong, Song; Youchao, Sun

    2013-08-01

    The tensile-tensile fatigue behavior of unidirectional C/SiC ceramic matrix composites at room and elevated temperature has been investigated. An approach to estimate the interface shear stress of ceramic matrix composites under fatigue loading has been developed. Based on the damage mechanisms of fiber sliding relative to matrix in the interface debonded region upon unloading and subsequent reloading, the unloading interface reverse slip length and reloading interface new slip length are determined by the fracture mechanics approach. The hysteresis loss energy for the strain energy lost per volume during corresponding cycle is formulatd in terms of interface shear stress. By comparing the experimental hysteresis loss energy with the computational values, the interface shear stress of unidirectional C/SiC ceramic composites corresponding to different cycles at room and elevated temperatures has been predicted.

  11. 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

  12. Influence of a transverse static magnetic field on the magnetic hyperthermia properties and high-frequency hysteresis loops of ferromagnetic FeCo nanoparticles

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    Mehdaoui, B.; Carrey, J.; Stadler, M.; Cornejo, A.; Nayral, C.; Delpech, F.; Chaudret, B.; Respaud, M.

    2012-01-01

    The influence of a transverse static magnetic field on the magnetic hyperthermia properties is studied on a system of large-losses ferromagnetic FeCo nanoparticles. The simultaneous measurement of the high-frequency hysteresis loops and of the temperature rise provides an interesting insight into the losses and heating mechanisms. A static magnetic field of only 40 mT is enough to cancel the heating properties of the nanoparticles, a result reproduced using numerical simulations of hysteresis loops. These results cast doubt on the possibility to perform someday magnetic hyperthermia inside a magnetic resonance imaging setup.

  13. Characterization of electrocaloric properties by indirect estimation and direct measurement of temperature-electric field hysteresis loops

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    Maiwa, Hiroshi

    2015-10-01

    The electrocaloric properties of Pb(Zr,Ti)O3(PZT)-based and Ba(Zr,Ti)O3 ceramics and Pb(Mg,Nb)O3-PbTiO3 (PMN-PT) crystals were investigated by the indirect estimation and direct measurement of temperature-electric field (T-E) hysteresis loops. The measured T-E loops showed a similar shape to strain-electric field (s-E) loops. The adiabatic temperature change ΔT due to electrocaloric effects was estimated from the polarization change of these samples. ΔTs of 0.48 and 0.66 K were estimated for the (Pb,La)(Zr,Ti)O3 (PLZT)(9.1/65/35) ceramics and PMN-PT crystals under a field of 30 kV/cm, respectively. The measured temperature changes ΔTs in these samples upon the release of the electric field from 30 kV/cm to zero were 0.39 and 0.36 K, respectively.

  14. Dynamical control of the spin transition inside the thermal hysteresis loop of a spin-crossover single crystal

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    Boukheddaden, Kamel; Sy, Mouhamadou; Paez-Espejo, Miguel; Slimani, Ahmed; Varret, François

    2016-04-01

    We have succeeded to achieve experimentally, using an adapted optical microscopy setup, the reversible control of the front transformation between the low-spin (LS)-high-spin (HS) interface in the spin-crossover (SC) single crystal [{Fe(NCSe)(py)2}2(m-bpypz)] undergoing a first-order transition at 112 K with a 7 K hysteresis width. For that, we first generate a phase separation state (a HS/LS interface at equilibrium) inside the hysteresis loop by tuning the light intensity of the microscope. In the second step, this intensity is monitored in such a way to drive, through a photo-heating process, the interface motion. This photo-control is found to be reversible, accurate and requiring a very small amount of energy. In addition the integrity of the crystal is maintained even after a large number of cycling. The experimental observations, are well described as a reaction diffusion process accounting for the front propagation and the photo-heating effects.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

    SciTech Connect

    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 multilayers stack behave as dipole spring ferroelectric, named in analogy to exchange spring magnets in magnetic multilayers that show similar loops.

  18. 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.

  19. Tailoring Staircase-like Hysteresis Loops in Electrodeposited Trisegmented Magnetic Nanowires: a Strategy toward Minimization of Interwire Interactions.

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    Zhang, Jin; Agramunt-Puig, Sebasti; Del-Valle, Nria; Navau, Carles; Bar, Maria D; Estrad, Snia; Peir, Francesca; Pan, Salvador; Nelson, Bradley J; Sanchez, Alvaro; Nogus, Josep; Pellicer, Eva; Sort, Jordi

    2016-02-17

    A new strategy to minimize magnetic interactions between nanowires (NWs) dispersed in a fluid is proposed. Such a strategy consists of preparing trisegmented NWs containing two antiparallel ferromagnetic segments with dissimilar coercivity separated by a nonmagnetic spacer. The trisegmented NWs exhibit a staircase-like hysteresis loop with tunable shape that depends on the relative length of the soft- and hard-magnetic segments and the respective values of saturation magnetization. Such NWs are prepared by electrodepositing CoPt/Cu/Ni in a polycarbonate (PC) membrane. The antiparallel alignment is set by applying suitable magnetic fields while the NWs are still embedded in the PC membrane. Analytic calculations are used to demonstrate that the interaction magnetic energy from fully compensated trisegmented NWs with antiparallel alignment is reduced compared to a single-component NW with the same length or the trisegmented NWs with the two ferromagnetic counterparts parallel to each other. The proposed approach is appealing for the use of magnetic NWs in certain biological or catalytic applications where the aggregation of NWs is detrimental for optimized performance. PMID:26804742

  20. Unveiling the Mechanism for the Split Hysteresis Loop in Epitaxial Co2Fe1-xMnxAl Full-Heusler Alloy Films.

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    Tao, X D; Wang, H L; Miao, B F; Sun, L; You, B; Wu, D; Zhang, W; Oepen, H P; Zhao, J H; Ding, H F

    2016-01-01

    Utilizing epitaxial Co2Fe1-xMnxAl full-Heusler alloy films on GaAs (001), we address the controversy over the analysis for the split hysteresis loop which is commonly found in systems consisting of both uniaxial and fourfold anisotropies. Quantitative comparisons are carried out on the values of the twofold and fourfold anisotropy fields obtained with ferromagnetic resonance and vibrating sample magnetometer measurements. The most suitable model for describing the split hysteresis loop is identified. In combination with the component resolved magnetization measurements, these results provide compelling evidences that the switching is caused by the domain wall nucleation and movements with the switching fields centered at the point where the energy landscape shows equal minima for magnetization orienting near the easy axis and the field supported hard axis. PMID:26733075

  1. Unveiling the Mechanism for the Split Hysteresis Loop in Epitaxial Co2Fe1-xMnxAl Full-Heusler Alloy Films

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    Tao, X. D.; Wang, H. L.; Miao, B. F.; Sun, L.; You, B.; Wu, D.; Zhang, W.; Oepen, H. P.; Zhao, J. H.; Ding, H. F.

    2016-01-01

    Utilizing epitaxial Co2Fe1-xMnxAl full-Heusler alloy films on GaAs (001), we address the controversy over the analysis for the split hysteresis loop which is commonly found in systems consisting of both uniaxial and fourfold anisotropies. Quantitative comparisons are carried out on the values of the twofold and fourfold anisotropy fields obtained with ferromagnetic resonance and vibrating sample magnetometer measurements. The most suitable model for describing the split hysteresis loop is identified. In combination with the component resolved magnetization measurements, these results provide compelling evidences that the switching is caused by the domain wall nucleation and movements with the switching fields centered at the point where the energy landscape shows equal minima for magnetization orienting near the easy axis and the field supported hard axis. PMID:26733075

  2. Unveiling the Mechanism for the Split Hysteresis Loop in Epitaxial Co2Fe1-xMnxAl Full-Heusler Alloy Films

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    Tao, X. D.; Wang, H. L.; Miao, B. F.; Sun, L.; You, B.; Wu, D.; Zhang, W.; Oepen, H. P.; Zhao, J. H.; Ding, H. F.

    2016-01-01

    Utilizing epitaxial Co2Fe1-xMnxAl full-Heusler alloy films on GaAs (001), we address the controversy over the analysis for the split hysteresis loop which is commonly found in systems consisting of both uniaxial and fourfold anisotropies. Quantitative comparisons are carried out on the values of the twofold and fourfold anisotropy fields obtained with ferromagnetic resonance and vibrating sample magnetometer measurements. The most suitable model for describing the split hysteresis loop is identified. In combination with the component resolved magnetization measurements, these results provide compelling evidences that the switching is caused by the domain wall nucleation and movements with the switching fields centered at the point where the energy landscape shows equal minima for magnetization orienting near the easy axis and the field supported hard axis.

  3. Template-free synthesis of Nd0.1Bi0.9FeO3 nanotubes with large inner diameter and wasp-waisted hysteresis loop

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    Li, X.; Guo, F.; Wang, S. Y.; Wang, X.; Xu, X. L.; Gao, J.; Liu, W. F.

    2015-08-01

    One-dimensional (1D) nanotubes of Nd0.1Bi0.9FeO3 (NBFO) with an inner diameter of ˜50 nm were synthesized via sol-gel based electrospinning without template assistant. The phases, morphologies, crystalline structures, and magnetic properties of these 1D nanostructures were characterized by means of X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and SQUID, respectively. It was found that the calcination condition plays a crucial role in determining the morphologies and the magnetic properties. Interestingly, these 1D NBFO nanotubes exhibit wasp-waisted magnetic hysteresis with a lower coercivity and larger saturation magnetization, which were prevalent in natural rocks and artificial composite materials. The origin of these wasp-waisted hysteresis loops was discussed.

  4. Velocity of the high-spin low-spin interface inside the thermal hysteresis loop of a spin-crossover crystal, via photothermal control of the interface motion.

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    Slimani, Ahmed; Varret, Franois; Boukheddaden, Kamel; Garrot, Damien; Oubouchou, Hassane; Kaizaki, Sumio

    2013-02-22

    We investigated by optical microscopy the thermal transition of the spin-crossover dinuclear iron(II) compound [(Fe(NCSe)(py)(2))(2)(m-bpypz)]. In a high-quality crystal the high-spin (HS) low-spin (LS) thermal transition took place with a sizable hysteresis, at ~108 K and ~116 K on cooling and heating, respectively, through the growth of a single macroscopic domain with a straight LS and HS interface. The interface orientation was almost constant and its propagation velocity was close to ~6 and 26 ? m s(-1) for the on-cooling and on-heating processes, respectively. We found that the motion of the interface was sensitive to the intensity of the irradiation beam of the microscope, through a photothermal effect. By fine-tuning the intensity we could stop and even reverse the interface motion. This way we stabilized a biphasic state of the crystal, and we followed the spontaneous motion of the interface at different temperatures inside the thermal hysteresis loop. This experiment gives access for the first time to an accurate determination of the equilibrium temperature in the case of thermal hysteresis--which was not accessible by the usual quasistatic investigations. The temperature dependence of the propagation velocity inside the hysteretic interval was revealed to be highly nonlinear, and it was quantitatively reproduced by a dynamical mean-field theory, which made possible an estimate of the macroscopic energy barrier. PMID:23473199

  5. Enhancement of magnetic domain topologies in Co/Pt thin films by fine tuning the magnetic field path throughout the hysteresis loop

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    Westover, Andrew S.; Chesnel, Karine; Hatch, Kelsey; Salter, Philip; Hellwig, Olav

    2016-02-01

    We have studied the influence of magnetic history on the topology of perpendicular magnetic domains in a thin ferromagnetic film made of [Co(8 Å)/Pt(7 Å)]50 multilayers. More specifically, we have followed the morphological changes in the domain pattern when applying a magnetic field perpendicular to the layer, throughout minor and major magnetization loops, and in the resulting remanent state. We carried out this study by using MFM microscopy with an in-situ magnetic field. We find that the morphology of the magnetic domain pattern is greatly influenced by the magnetic history of the material and that some features, such as the degree of bubbliness (i.e., the extent of bubble domain formation) and density of isolated domains can be enhanced by fine tuning the magnetic field path within the major hysteresis loop towards different remanent states. In particular, we see how hysteresis is correlated to irreversible changes in the domain morphology. More interestingly, we find that the magnetic domain morphology at remanence can be changed from an interconnected labyrinthine stripe state to a state of many separated bubble domains by fine tuning the magnitude of the field previously applied to the material. These results agree well with other findings, such as the magnetic reversal behavior and magnetic memory effects in Co/Pt multilayers, and provide opportunities for potential technological applications.

  6. Scaling Behavior of Amplitude-Dependent Ferroelectric Hysteresis Loops in an Epitaxial PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 Thin Film

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    Yang, Sang Mo; Jang, S. Y.; Kim, T. H.; Kim, Hun-Ho; Lee, Ho Nyung; Yoon, J. -G.

    2011-01-01

    We investigated the scaling behavior of ferroelectric (FE) hysteresis loops as a function of the applied field amplitude (E{sub 0}) in a high-quality epitaxial PbZr{sub 0.2}Ti{sub 0.8}O{sub 3} (PZT) thin film. We observed that the areas of the polarization-electric field hysteresis loops (A) followed the scaling law A {proportional_to} E{sub 0}{sup {alpha}}, with the exponent {alpha} = 0.45 {+-} 0.01. This result is in excellent agreement with the theoretical prediction of {alpha} by the two-dimensional Ising model. In addition, we found that the coercive field (E{sub C}) showed E{sub C} {proportional_to} E{sub 0}{sup {gamma}} with the exponent {gamma} = 0.28 {+-} 0.01. We attribute this relationship to the difference in the sweep rate of the field amplitude E{sub 0}. From the obtained {gamma} value, the growth dimension of FE domains is found to be about 1.68 in our epitaxial PZT thin film.

  7. High frequency, high temperature specific core loss and dynamic B-H hysteresis loop characteristics of soft magnetic alloys

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    Wieserman, W. R.; Schwarze, G. E.; Niedra, J. M.

    1990-01-01

    Limited experimental data exists for the specific core loss and dynamic B-H loops for soft magnetic materials for the combined conditions of high frequency and high temperature. This experimental study investigates the specific core loss and dynamic B-H loop characteristics of Supermalloy and Metglas 2605SC over the frequency range of 1 to 50 kHz and temperature range of 23 to 300 C under sinusoidal voltage excitation. The experimental setup used to conduct the investigation is described. The effects of the maximum magnetic flux density, frequency, and temperature on the specific core loss and on the size and shape of the B-H loops are examined.

  8. High frequency, high temperature specific core loss and dynamic B-H hysteresis loop characteristics of soft magnetic alloys

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    Wieserman, W.R.; Schwarze, G.E.; Niedra, J.M.

    1994-09-01

    Limited experimental data exists for the specific core loss and dynamic B-H loops for soft magnetic materials for the combined conditions of high frequency and high temperature. This experimental study investigates the specific core loss and dynamic B-H loop characteristics of Supermalloy and Metglass 2605SC over the frequency range of 1-50 kHz and temperature range of 23-300 C under sinusoidal voltage excitation. The experimental setup used to conduct the investigation is described. The effects of the maximum magnetic flux density, frequency, and temperature on the specific core loss and on the size and shape of the B-H loops are examined.

  9. 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.

  10. Steady state boiling crisis in a helium vertically heated natural circulation loop - Part 1: Critical heat flux, boiling crisis onset and hysteresis

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    Furci, H.; Baudouy, B.; Four, A.; Meuris, C.

    2016-01-01

    Experiments were conducted on a 2-m high two-phase helium natural circulation loop operating at 4.2 K and 1 atm. The same loop was used in two experiments with different heated section internal diameter (10 and 6 mm). The power applied on the heated section wall was controlled in increasing and decreasing sequences, and temperature along the section, mass flow rate and pressure drop evolutions were recorded. The values of critical heat flux (CHF) were found at different positions of the test section, and the post-CHF regime was studied. The predictions of CHF by existing correlations were good in the downstream portion of the section, however CHF anomalies have been observed near the entrance, in the low quality region. In resonance with this, the re-wetting of the surface has distinct hysteresis behavior in each of the two CHF regions. Furthermore, hydraulics effects of crisis, namely on friction, were studied (Part 2). This research is the starting point to future works addressing transients conducing to boiling crisis in helium natural circulation loops.

  11. Triimidosulfonates as Acute Bite-Angle Chelates: Slow Relaxation of the Magnetization in Zero Field and Hysteresis Loop of a Co(II) Complex.

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    Carl, Elena; Demeshko, Serhiy; Meyer, Franc; Stalke, Dietmar

    2015-07-01

    Starting from a polyimido sulfonate the four-coordinate, N,N'-chelated Co(II) complex [Co{(NtBu)3 SMe}2 ] (1) was synthesized, and its molecular structure was elucidated by single-crystal X-ray structural analysis. The acute N-Co-N bite angle imposed by the N,N'-chelating ligand (NtBu)3 SMe(-) leads to pronounced C2v distortion of the tetrahedral coordination environment and thus to high anisotropy of the Co(II) ion (D?-58?cm(-1) ), favorable for single-molecule-magnet (SMM) properties. Magnetic measurements revealed a high barrier to spin reversal (Ueff =75?cm(-1) ) that gives rise to the observation of slow relaxation of the magnetization in zero field and a hysteresis loop at 2?K for this unique complex. PMID:26043416

  12. Ab initio study of pressure stabilized NiTi allotropes: Pressure-induced transformations and hysteresis loops

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    Holec, David; Frik, Martin; Dlouh, Antonn; Neugebauer, Jrg

    2011-12-01

    Changes in stoichiometric NiTi allotropes induced by hydrostatic pressure have been studied employing density functional theory. By modeling the pressure-induced transitions in a way that imitates quasistatic pressure changes, we show that the experimentally observed B19' phase is (in its bulk form) unstable with respect to another monoclinic phase, B19''. The lower symmetry of the B19'' phase leads to unique atomic trajectories of Ti and Ni atoms (that do not share a single crystallographic plane) during the pressure-induced phase transition. This uniqueness of atomic trajectories is considered a necessary condition for the shape memory ability. The forward and reverse pressure-induced transition B19' ? B19'' exhibits a hysteresis that is shown to originate from hitherto unexpected complexity of the Born-Oppenheimer energy surface.

  13. 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''.

  14. Thermo-magnetic history effects in the giant magnetostriction across the first-order transition and minor hysteresis loops modeling in Fe0.955Ni0.045Rh alloy.

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    Manekar, Meghmalhar; Sharma, V K; Roy, S B

    2012-05-30

    Results of temperature- and magnetic field-dependent strain measurements across the first-order antiferromagnetic to ferromagnetic phase transition in Fe(0.955)Ni(0.045)Rh are presented. Distinct thermal and magnetic field hystereses are observed in the measured strain across the phase transition. The minor hysteresis loops inside the hysteretic regime across the temperature-driven transition are modeled using the Preisach model of hysteresis. The applicability of the Preisach model to explain the general features of minor hysteresis loops is discussed for a disorder influenced first-order transition. The minor hysteresis loops show the property of retaining the memory of the starting or end point of the temperature cycle followed within the hysteretic region. A larger temperature excursion within the hysteretic region wipes out the memory of a smaller temperature cycle which contains one of the extrema of the larger cycle. The end-point memory and the wiping-out property of the minor hysteresis loops can be described quite well within the Preisach model, irrespective of the temperature history followed to reach a particular starting point. Thermo-magnetic history effects across the magnetic field-induced transition are explained, which will enable the choice of the starting point of an experimental cycle in the field-temperature phase space so as to achieve the desired functionality. Our results highlight the necessity to understand the influence of disorder on a first-order phase transition so as to achieve a repeatable performance of materials whose functionalities are based on such a transition. PMID:22543692

  15. 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.

  16. Simultaneous effects of surface spins: rarely large coercivity, high remanence magnetization and jumps in the hysteresis loops observed in CoFe2O4 nanoparticles

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    Xu, S. T.; Ma, Y. Q.; Zheng, G. H.; Dai, Z. X.

    2015-04-01

    Well-dispersed uniform cobalt ferrite nanoparticles were synthesized by thermal decomposition of a metal-organic salt in organic solvent with a high boiling point. Some of the nanoparticles were diluted in a SiO2 matrix and then the undiluted and diluted samples were characterized and their magnetic behavior explored. The undiluted and diluted samples exhibited maximum coercivity Hc of 23 817 and 15 056 Oe at 10 K, respectively, which are the highest values reported to date, and the corresponding ratios of remanence (Mr) to saturation (Ms) magnetization (Mr/Ms) were as high as 0.85 and 0.76, respectively. Interestingly, the magnetic properties of the samples changed at 200 K, which was observed in magnetic hysteresis M(H) loops and zero-field cooling curves as well as the temperature dependence of Hc, Mr/Ms, anisotropy, dipolar field, and the magnetic grain size. Below 200 K, both samples have large effective anisotropy, which arises from the surface spins, resulting in large Hc and Mr/Ms. Above 200 K, the effective anisotropy decreases because there is no contribution from surface spins, while the dipolar interaction increases, resulting in small Hc and Mr/Ms. Our results indicate that strong anisotropy and weak dipolar interaction tend to increase Hc and Mr/Ms, and also clarify that the jumps around H = 0 in M(H) loops can be attributed to the reorientation of surface spins. This work exposes the underlying mechanism in nanoscale magnetic systems, which should lead to improved magnetic performance.

  17. Simultaneous effects of surface spins: rarely large coercivity, high remanence magnetization and jumps in the hysteresis loops observed in CoFe2O4 nanoparticles.

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    Xu, S T; Ma, Y Q; Zheng, G H; Dai, Z X

    2015-04-21

    Well-dispersed uniform cobalt ferrite nanoparticles were synthesized by thermal decomposition of a metal-organic salt in organic solvent with a high boiling point. Some of the nanoparticles were diluted in a SiO2 matrix and then the undiluted and diluted samples were characterized and their magnetic behavior explored. The undiluted and diluted samples exhibited maximum coercivity Hc of 23,817 and 15,056 Oe at 10 K, respectively, which are the highest values reported to date, and the corresponding ratios of remanence (Mr) to saturation (Ms) magnetization (Mr/Ms) were as high as 0.85 and 0.76, respectively. Interestingly, the magnetic properties of the samples changed at 200 K, which was observed in magnetic hysteresis M(H) loops and zero-field cooling curves as well as the temperature dependence of Hc, Mr/Ms, anisotropy, dipolar field, and the magnetic grain size. Below 200 K, both samples have large effective anisotropy, which arises from the surface spins, resulting in large Hc and Mr/Ms. Above 200 K, the effective anisotropy decreases because there is no contribution from surface spins, while the dipolar interaction increases, resulting in small Hc and Mr/Ms. Our results indicate that strong anisotropy and weak dipolar interaction tend to increase Hc and Mr/Ms, and also clarify that the jumps around H = 0 in M(H) loops can be attributed to the reorientation of surface spins. This work exposes the underlying mechanism in nanoscale magnetic systems, which should lead to improved magnetic performance. PMID:25787852

  18. Magnetic blocking from exchange interactions: slow relaxation of the magnetization and hysteresis loop observed in a dysprosium-nitronyl nitroxide chain compound with an antiferromagnetic ground state.

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    Han, Tian; Shi, Wei; Niu, Zheng; Na, Bo; Cheng, Peng

    2013-01-14

    The combination of the anisotropic Dy(III) ion and organic radicals as spin carriers results in discrete and one-dimensional lanthanide-radical magnetic materials, namely, [Dy(hfac)(3)(NITThienPh)(2)] (1) and [Dy(2)(hfac)(6)(NITThienPh)(2)](n) (2; hfac =hexafluoroacetylacetonate, NITThienPh = 2-(5-phenyl-2-thienyl)-4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-imidazoline-1-oxyl-3-oxide). Linking monomeric 1 with the Dy(III) ion leads to the formation of polymeric 2, and the transformation between them is chemically controllable and reversible. The characterization of both static and dynamic magnetic properties shows that the dominant intrachain exchange interaction is important to observe magnetic bistability in 2 rather than that in 1. Monomeric 1 exhibits paramagnetic behavior, whereas polymeric 2 shows the unusual coexistence of superparamagnetic and two-step field-induced metamagnetic behaviors. The antiferromagnetic ground state of 2 does not prevent the dynamic relaxation of the magnetization with the finite-sized effect in the lanthanide-radical system. Energy barriers to thermally activated relaxation for 2 are 53 and 98 K in the low- and high-temperature regimes, respectively. A hysteresis loop is observed with the coercive field of 99 Oe at 2 K. PMID:23197464

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  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. Strategy for stabilization of the antiferroelectric phase (Pbma) over the metastable ferroelectric phase (P21ma) to establish double loop hysteresis in lead-free (1-x)NaNbO3-xSrZrO3 solid solution

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    Guo, Hanzheng; Shimizu, Hiroyuki; Mizuno, Youichi; Randall, Clive A.

    2015-06-01

    A new lead-free antiferroelectric solid solution system, (1-x)NaNbO3-xSrZrO3, was rationalized through noting the crystal chemistry trend, of decreasing the tolerance factor and an increase in the average electronegativity of the system. The SrZrO3 doping was found to effectively stabilize the antiferroelectric (P) phase in NaNbO3 without changing its crystal symmetry. Preliminary electron diffraction and polarization measurements were presented which verified the enhanced antiferroelectricity. In view of our recent report of another lead-free antiferroelectric system (1-x)NaNbO3-xCaZrO3 [H. Shimizu et al. "Lead-free antiferroelectric: xCaZrO3 - (1-x)NaNbO3 system (0 ? x ? 0.10)," Dalton Trans. (published online)], the present results point to a general strategy of utilizing tolerance factor to develop a broad family of new lead-free antiferroelectrics with double polarization hysteresis loops. We also speculate on a broad family of possible solid solutions that could be identified and tested for this important type of dielectric.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. The New P.E.

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    Vandertie, Joan; Corner, Amy B.; Corner, Kevin J.

    2012-01-01

    Marana Middle School in Tucson, Ariz., scrapped its traditional P.E. program that emphasized team sports and shifted to a program that focuses on lifetime fitness, student choice in activities, and nutrition and health education. The program also includes student leadership development and informal community service. As a result, Marana students

  8. A new family of 1D exchange biased heterometal single-molecule magnets: observation of pronounced quantum tunneling steps in the hysteresis loops of quasi-linear {Mn2Ni3} clusters.

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    Das, Animesh; Gieb, Klaus; Krupskaya, Yulia; Demeshko, Serhiy; Dechert, Sebastian; Klingeler, Rdiger; Kataev, Vladislav; Bchner, Bernd; Mller, Paul; Meyer, Franc

    2011-03-16

    First members of a new family of heterometallic Mn/Ni complexes [Mn(2)Ni(3)X(2)L(4)(LH)(2)(H(2)O)(2)] (X = Cl: 1; X = Br: 2) with the new ligand 2-{3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl}ethanol (H(2)L) have been synthesized, and single crystals obtained from CH(2)Cl(2) solutions have been characterized crystallographically. The molecular structures feature a quasi-linear Mn(III)-Ni(II)-Ni(II)-Ni(II)-Mn(III) core with six-coordinate metal ions, where elongated axes of all the distorted octahedral coordination polyhedra are aligned parallel and are fixed with respect to each other by intramolecular hydrogen bonds. 1 and 2 exhibit quite strong ferromagnetic exchange interactions throughout (J(Mn-Ni) ? 40 K (1) or 42 K (2); J(Ni-Ni) ? 22 K (1) or 18 K (2)) that lead to an S(tot) = 7 ground state, and a sizable uniaxial magnetoanisotropy with D(mol) values -0.55 K (1) and -0.45 K (2). These values are directly derived also from frequency- and temperature-dependent high-field EPR spectra. Slow relaxation of the magnetization at low temperatures and single-molecule magnet (SMM) behavior are evident from frequency-dependent peaks in the out-of-phase ac susceptibilities and magnetization versus dc field measurements, with significant energy barriers to spin reversal U(eff) = 27 K (1) and 22 K (2). Pronounced quantum tunnelling steps are observed in the hysteresis loops of the temperature- and scan rate-dependent magnetization data, but with the first relaxation step shifted above (1) or below (2) the zero crossing of the magnetic field, despite the very similar molecular structures. The different behavior of 1 and 2 is interpreted in terms of antiferromagnetic (1) or ferromagnetic (2) intermolecular interactions, which are discussed in view of the subtle differences of intermolecular contacts within the crystal lattice. PMID:21329393

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Hysteresis of tunnel current in w-GaN/AlGaN(0001) double-barrier structures

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    Razzhuvalov, A. N. Grinyaev, S. N.

    2008-05-15

    On the basis of a self-consistent solution of the Schroedinger and Poisson equations, the features of the tunnel-current hysteresis in w-GaN/AlGaN(0001) double-barrier structures are investigated. It is shown that the hysteresis loop depends on the mutual orientation of external and internal fields in the well and is wider at the voltage polarity when these fields compensate each other. Within the framework of the single-resonance approximation, a tunnel-current model in the double-barrier structure is developed, and the relation between the hysteresis-loop parameters and resonant states is found. It is established that the hysteresis loop can be relatively wide ({approx}4 V) even in geometrically symmetric structures with the participation of two resonances. In asymmetrical structures, the change in the growth-surface type results in enhancement or suppression of the hysteresis loop depending on the alternation of nonequivalent barriers.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.}

  9. Strategy for stabilization of the antiferroelectric phase (Pbma) over the metastable ferroelectric phase (P2{sub 1}ma) to establish double loop hysteresis in lead-free (1−x)NaNbO{sub 3}-xSrZrO{sub 3} solid solution

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    Guo, Hanzheng Randall, Clive A.; Shimizu, Hiroyuki; Mizuno, Youichi

    2015-06-07

    A new lead-free antiferroelectric solid solution system, (1−x)NaNbO{sub 3}-xSrZrO{sub 3}, was rationalized through noting the crystal chemistry trend, of decreasing the tolerance factor and an increase in the average electronegativity of the system. The SrZrO{sub 3} doping was found to effectively stabilize the antiferroelectric (P) phase in NaNbO{sub 3} without changing its crystal symmetry. Preliminary electron diffraction and polarization measurements were presented which verified the enhanced antiferroelectricity. In view of our recent report of another lead-free antiferroelectric system (1−x)NaNbO{sub 3}-xCaZrO{sub 3} [H. Shimizu et al. “Lead-free antiferroelectric: xCaZrO{sub 3} - (1−x)NaNbO{sub 3} system (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.10),” Dalton Trans. (published online)], the present results point to a general strategy of utilizing tolerance factor to develop a broad family of new lead-free antiferroelectrics with double polarization hysteresis loops. We also speculate on a broad family of possible solid solutions that could be identified and tested for this important type of dielectric.

  10. 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).

  11. 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.

  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. 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.

  14. 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)].

  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. 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

  18. 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

  19. Criteria for saturated magnetization loop

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    Harres, A.; Mikhov, M.; Skumryev, V.; Andrade, A. M. H. de; Schmidt, J. E.; Geshev, J.

    2016-03-01

    Proper estimation of magnetization curve parameters is vital in studying magnetic systems. In the present article, criteria for discrimination non-saturated (minor) from saturated (major) hysteresis loops are proposed. These employ the analysis of (i) derivatives of both ascending and descending branches of the loop, (ii) remanent magnetization curves, and (iii) thermomagnetic curves. Computational simulations are used in order to demonstrate their validity. Examples illustrating the applicability of these criteria to well-known real systems, namely Fe3O4 and Ni fine particles, are provided. We demonstrate that the anisotropy-field value estimated from a visual examination of an only apparently major hysteresis loop could be more than two times lower than the real one.

  20. Contrasting diel hysteresis between soil autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration in a desert ecosystem under different rainfall scenarios.

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    Song, Weimin; Chen, Shiping; Zhou, Yadan; Wu, Bo; Zhu, Yajuan; Lu, Qi; Lin, Guanghui

    2015-01-01

    Diel hysteresis occurs often between soil CO2 efflux (R(S)) and temperature, yet, little is known if diel hysteresis occurs in the two components of R(S), i.e., autotrophic respiration (R(A)) and heterotrophic respiration (R(H)), and how diel hysteresis will respond to future rainfall change. We conducted a field experiment in a desert ecosystem in northern China simulating five different scenarios of future rain regimes. Diel variations of soil CO2 efflux and soil temperature were measured on Day 6 and Day 16 following the rain addition treatments each month during the growing season. We found contrasting responses in the diel hysteresis of R(A) and R(H) to soil temperature, with a clockwise hysteresis loop for R(H) but a counter-clockwise hysteresis loop for R(A). Rain addition significantly increased the magnitude of diel hysteresis for both R(H) and R(A) on Day 6, but had no influence on either on Day 16 when soil moisture was much lower. These findings underline the different roles of biological (i.e. plant and microbial activities) and physical-chemical (e.g. heat transport and inorganic CO2 exchange) processes in regulating the diel hysteresis of R(A) and R(H), which should be considered when estimating soil CO2 efflux in desert regions under future rainfall regime. PMID:26615895

  1. Contrasting diel hysteresis between soil autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration in a desert ecosystem under different rainfall scenarios

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    Song, Weimin; Chen, Shiping; Zhou, Yadan; Wu, Bo; Zhu, Yajuan; Lu, Qi; Lin, Guanghui

    2015-01-01

    Diel hysteresis occurs often between soil CO2 efflux (RS) and temperature, yet, little is known if diel hysteresis occurs in the two components of RS, i.e., autotrophic respiration (RA) and heterotrophic respiration (RH), and how diel hysteresis will respond to future rainfall change. We conducted a field experiment in a desert ecosystem in northern China simulating five different scenarios of future rain regimes. Diel variations of soil CO2 efflux and soil temperature were measured on Day 6 and Day 16 following the rain addition treatments each month during the growing season. We found contrasting responses in the diel hysteresis of RA and RH to soil temperature, with a clockwise hysteresis loop for RH but a counter-clockwise hysteresis loop for RA. Rain addition significantly increased the magnitude of diel hysteresis for both RH and RA on Day 6, but had no influence on either on Day 16 when soil moisture was much lower. These findings underline the different roles of biological (i.e. plant and microbial activities) and physical-chemical (e.g. heat transport and inorganic CO2 exchange) processes in regulating the diel hysteresis of RA and RH, which should be considered when estimating soil CO2 efflux in desert regions under future rainfall regime. PMID:26615895

  2. Fatigue Hysteresis of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic-Matrix Composites at Room and Elevated Temperatures

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    Li, Longbiao

    2015-05-01

    When the fiber-reinforced ceramic-matrix composites (CMCs) are first loading to fatigue peak stress, matrix multicracking and fiber/matrix interface debonding occur. Under fatigue loading, the stress-strain hysteresis loops appear as fiber slipping relative to matrix in the interface debonded region upon unloading/reloading. Due to interface wear at room temperature or interface oxidation at elevated temperature, the interface shear stress degredes with increase of the number of applied cycles, leading to the evolution of the shape, location and area of stress-strain hysteresis loops. The evolution characteristics of fatigue hysteresis loss energy in different types of fiber-reinforced CMCs, i.e., unidirectional, cross-ply, 2D and 2.5D woven, have been investigated. The relationships between the fatigue hysteresis loss energy, stress-strain hysteresis loops, interface frictional slip, interface shear stress and interface radial thermal residual stress, matrix stochastic cracking and fatigue peak stress of fiber-reinforced CMCs have been established.

  3. Fatigue Hysteresis of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic-Matrix Composites at Room and Elevated Temperatures

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    Li, Longbiao

    2016-02-01

    When the fiber-reinforced ceramic-matrix composites (CMCs) are first loading to fatigue peak stress, matrix multicracking and fiber/matrix interface debonding occur. Under fatigue loading, the stress-strain hysteresis loops appear as fiber slipping relative to matrix in the interface debonded region upon unloading/reloading. Due to interface wear at room temperature or interface oxidation at elevated temperature, the interface shear stress degredes with increase of the number of applied cycles, leading to the evolution of the shape, location and area of stress-strain hysteresis loops. The evolution characteristics of fatigue hysteresis loss energy in different types of fiber-reinforced CMCs, i.e., unidirectional, cross-ply, 2D and 2.5D woven, have been investigated. The relationships between the fatigue hysteresis loss energy, stress-strain hysteresis loops, interface frictional slip, interface shear stress and interface radial thermal residual stress, matrix stochastic cracking and fatigue peak stress of fiber-reinforced CMCs have been established.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Regulative Loops, Step Loops and Task Loops

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    VanLehn, Kurt

    2016-01-01

    This commentary suggests a generalization of the conception of the behavior of tutoring systems, which the target article characterized as having an outer loop that was executed once per task and an inner loop that was executed once per step of the task. A more general conception sees these two loops as instances of regulative loops, which…

  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. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Magnetic hysteresis and magnetic flux patterns measured by acoustically stimulated electromagnetic response in a steel plate

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    Yamada, Hisato; Watanabe, Kakeru; Ikushima, Kenji

    2015-08-01

    Magnetic hysteresis loops are measured by ultrasonic techniques and used in visualizing the magnetic-flux distribution in a steel plate. The piezomagnetic coefficient determines the amplitude of acoustically stimulated electromagnetic (ASEM) fields, yielding the hysteresis behavior of the intensity of the ASEM response. By utilizing the high correspondence of the ASEM response to the magnetic-flux density, we image the specific spatial patterns of the flux density formed by an artificial defect in a steel plate specimen. Magnetic-flux probing by ultrasonic waves is thus shown to be a viable method of nondestructive material inspection.

  19. Inverse compensation for hysteresis in piezoelectric actuator using an asymmetric rate-dependent model

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    Li, Wei; Chen, Xuedong; Li, Zilong

    2013-11-01

    This paper presents a modified Bouc-Wen model for asymmetric rate-dependent hysteresis in piezoelectric actuator. On this basis, we develop a new digital inverse controller with a simple structure cascaded in the feedforward path for piezoelectric actuator. In order to eliminate modeling errors and parameter uncertainties, the developed inverse controller is combined with a feedback loop to establish a hybrid control scheme. In our experiments, the proposed model together with the developed hybrid control scheme has shown significantly reduced tracking errors caused by asymmetric rate-dependent hysteresis in piezoelectric actuator.

  20. Effect of the exchange bias on the magnetization hysteresis of a ferromagnetic film in contact with an antiferromagnet

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    Grechnev, A. G.; Kovalev, A. S.; Pankratova, M. L.

    2013-12-01

    The transformation of the hysteretic field dependence of the magnetization of a ferromagnetic thin layer in contact with a magnetically hard antiferromagnet is considered. It is shown that this interaction leads to a shift of the hysteresis loop from the configuration symmetric with respect to magnetic field (exchange bias). Furthermore, upon increasing the magnitude of the exchange interaction, within a narrow range of the magnitudes, there occurs a qualitative change in the hysteresis loop shape and its subsequent disappearance; hence the field dependence of the magnetization becomes monotonous and single-valued.

  1. 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

  2. A two-state hysteresis model from high-dimensional friction

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    Biswas, Saurabh; Chatterjee, Anindya

    2015-01-01

    In prior work (Biswas & Chatterjee 2014 Proc. R. Soc. A 470, 20130817 (doi:10.1098/rspa.2013.0817)), we developed a six-state hysteresis model from a high-dimensional frictional system. Here, we use a more intuitively appealing frictional system that resembles one studied earlier by Iwan. The basis functions now have simple analytical description. The number of states required decreases further, from six to the theoretical minimum of two. The number of fitted parameters is reduced by an order of magnitude, to just six. An explicit and faster numerical solution method is developed. Parameter fitting to match different specified hysteresis loops is demonstrated. In summary, a new two-state model of hysteresis is presented that is ready for practical implementation. Essential Matlab code is provided. PMID:26587279

  3. 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).

  4. A two-state hysteresis model from high-dimensional friction.

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    Biswas, Saurabh; Chatterjee, Anindya

    2015-07-01

    In prior work (Biswas & Chatterjee 2014 Proc. R. Soc. A 470, 20130817 (doi:10.1098/rspa.2013.0817)), we developed a six-state hysteresis model from a high-dimensional frictional system. Here, we use a more intuitively appealing frictional system that resembles one studied earlier by Iwan. The basis functions now have simple analytical description. The number of states required decreases further, from six to the theoretical minimum of two. The number of fitted parameters is reduced by an order of magnitude, to just six. An explicit and faster numerical solution method is developed. Parameter fitting to match different specified hysteresis loops is demonstrated. In summary, a new two-state model of hysteresis is presented that is ready for practical implementation. Essential Matlab code is provided. PMID:26587279

  5. Technical Note: Testing an improved index for analysing storm discharge-concentration hysteresis

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    Lloyd, C. E. M.; Freer, J. E.; Johnes, P. J.; Collins, A. L.

    2016-02-01

    Analysis of hydrochemical behaviour during storm events can provide new insights into the process controls on nutrient transport in catchments. The examination of storm behaviours using hysteresis analysis has increased in recent years, partly due to the increased availability of high temporal resolution data sets for discharge and water quality parameters. A number of these analyses involve the use of an index to describe the characteristics of a hysteresis loop in order to compare storm behaviours both within and between catchments. This technical note reviews the methods for calculation of the hysteresis index (HI) and explores a new more effective methodology. Each method is systematically tested and the impact of the chosen calculation on the results is examined. Recommendations are made regarding the most effective method of calculating a HI which can be used for comparing data between storms and between different water quality parameters and catchments.

  6. Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.): Criticisms and Caveats.

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    Doherty, William J.; Ryder, Robert G.

    1980-01-01

    Criticizes Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) for its emphasis on one-sided techniques in the parent-child relationship and its tendency to reduce complex problems to simplistic formulas. P.E.T.'s central metaphor of parent-as-therapist is identified and found wanting. Issues have applicability to the parent education movement in general.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Magnetic hysteresis in natural materials. [chondrites, lunar samples and terrestrial rocks

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    Wasilewski, P. J.

    1973-01-01

    Magnetic hysteresis loops and the derived hysteresis ratios R sub H and R sub I are used to classify the various natural dilute magnetic materials. R sub I is the ratio of saturation isothermal remanence (I sub R) to saturation (I sub S) magnetization, and R sub H is the ratio of remanent coercive force (H sub R) to coercive force (H sub C). The R sub H and R sub I values depend on grain size, the characteristics of separate size modes in mixtures of grains of high and low coercivity, and the packing characteristics. Both R sub H and R sub I are affected by thermochemical alterations of the ferromagnetic fraction. Hysteresis loop constriction is observed in lunar samples, chondrite meteorites, and thermochemically altered basaltic rocks, and is due to mixtures of components of high and low coercivity. Discrete ranges of R sub H and R sub I for terrestrial and lunar samples and for chondrite meteorites provide for a classification of these natural materials based on their hysteresis properties.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  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. Disorder-driven first-order phase transformations: A model for hysteresis

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    Dahmen, K.; Kartha, S.; Krumhansl, J.A.; Roberts, B.W.; Sethna, J.P.; Shore, J.D. )

    1994-05-15

    Hysteresis loops in some magnetic systems are composed of small avalanches (manifesting themselves as Barkhausen pulses). Hysteresis loops in other first-order phase transitions (including some magnetic systems) often occur via one large avalanche. The transition between these two limiting cases is studied, by varying the disorder in the zero-temperature random-field Ising model. Sweeping the external field through zero at weak disorder, we get one large avalanche with small precursors and aftershocks. At strong disorder, we get a distribution of small avalanches (small Barkhausen effect). At the critical value of disorder where a macroscopic jump in the magnetization first occurs, universal power-law behavior of the magnetization and of the distribution of (Barkhausen) avalanches is found. This transition is studied by mean-field theory, perturbative expansions, and numerical simulation in three dimensions.

  15. Precision control of piezo-actuated optical deflector with nonlinearity correction based on hysteresis model

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    Wang, Geng; Guan, Chunlin; Zhang, Xiaojun; Zhou, Hong; Rao, Changhui

    2014-04-01

    The hysteresis nonlinearity of piezoelectric actuator is one of the main defects in the control of optical deflector which is widely used as a key component in adaptive optics system. In this paper, a control method combining the feedforward and feedback controllers is proposed to precisely control the deflection angle of an optical deflector. The inverse of an asymmetric Prandtl-Ishlinskii (PI) hysteresis model is utilized in the feedforward loop, and a PID controller is used in the feedback loop. Then, a tracking control experiment for the desired triangle wave was performed. From the experimental results, we can see that the response of the optical deflector is linearized and the positioning precision of optical deflector is significantly improved.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Drift and Hysteresis Effects on AlN/SiO2 Gate pH Ion-Sensitive Field-Effect Transistor

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    Chiang, Jung-Lung; Chou, Jung-Chuan; Chen, Ying-Chung; Liau, Guo Shiang; Cheng, Chien-Chuan

    2003-08-01

    The nonideal and unstable factors of AlN-based ion-sensitive field-effect transistor (ISFET) devices including the drift and hysteresis effects have been investigated in this study. The drift and hysteresis of AlN-based pH-ISFET devices have been measured using a constant current constant voltage (CCCV) readout circuit. The drift rates were obtained by long-time monitoring for 12 h in pH = 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 buffer solutions, which indicated that the drift rate increased with the pH value. The hysteresis effect was investigated by exposing the AlN gate ISFET in pH = 7-3-7-11-7 loop cycles with loop times of 960 s, 1920 s and 3840 s, and the magnitudes of hysteresis of 1.0, 1.5 and 4.5 mV were obtained, respectively. The temperature coefficient of hysteresis was found to be approximately 0.234 mV/°C. In addition, it was also found that the hysteresis width with pH started from acid side is smaller than that started from basic side, which results in an asymmetric hysteresis effect.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Behavior of dissolved and total phosphorus concentration and stream discharge: The form of hysteresis during storm events

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    Pradhanang, S. M.; Samal, N. R.; Pierson, D. C.; Schneiderman, E. M.; Zion, M. S.

    2013-12-01

    The forms, rotational patterns and trends of hysteretic loops of dissolved and total phosphorus were investigated in the watershed of a New York City drinking water reservoir. We evaluated two biogeochemical parameters summarizing the changes in solute concentrations and the overall dynamics of each hysteretic loop and seven hydrological parameters that characterize the hydrograph formation of particular storm events. The objectives of this study are: (1) to examine whether the characteristics of solute hysteretic loops monitored during the summer, winter and spring seasons followed a consistent and recurring pattern, (2) to identify hydrological parameters which could potentially influence features of dissolved and total phosphorus hysteresis. Relationships between hysteresis features and hydrological parameters at the watershed outlet were explored using multivariate redundancy analysis (RDA).

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. Significance of conservative asparagine residues in the thermal hysteresis activity of carrot antifreeze protein.

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    Zhang, Dang-Quan; Liu, Bing; Feng, Dong-Ru; He, Yan-Ming; Wang, Shu-Qi; Wang, Hong-Bin; Wang, Jin-Fa

    2004-01-01

    The approximately 24-amino-acid leucine-rich tandem repeat motif (PXXXXXLXXLXXLXLSXNXLXGXI) of carrot antifreeze protein comprises most of the processed protein and should contribute at least partly to the ice-binding site. Structural predictions using publicly available online sources indicated that the theoretical three-dimensional model of this plant protein includes a 10-loop beta-helix containing the approximately 24-amino-acid tandem repeat. This theoretical model indicated that conservative asparagine residues create putative ice-binding sites with surface complementarity to the 1010 prism plane of ice. We used site-specific mutagenesis to test the importance of these residues, and observed a distinct loss of thermal hysteresis activity when conservative asparagines were replaced with valine or glutamine, whereas a large increase in thermal hysteresis was observed when phenylalanine or threonine residues were replaced with asparagine, putatively resulting in the formation of an ice-binding site. These results confirmed that the ice-binding site of carrot antifreeze protein consists of conservative asparagine residues in each beta-loop. We also found that its thermal hysteresis activity is directly correlated with the length of its asparagine-rich binding site, and hence with the size of its ice-binding face. PMID:14531728

  14. 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.

  15. Formative Assessment Probes: Using the P-E-O Technique

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    Keeley, Page

    2013-01-01

    This article describes how observing whether objects sink or float in water using the P-E-O (Predict, Explain, and Observe) technique is an elementary precursor to developing explanations in later grades that involve an understanding of density and buoyancy. Beginning as early as preschool, elementary students engage in activities that encourage

  16. Damage Monitoring of Unidirectional C/SiC Ceramic-Matrix Composite under Cyclic Fatigue Loading using A Hysteresis Loss Energy-Based Damage Parameter at Room and Elevated Temperatures

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    Longbiao, Li

    2015-12-01

    The damage evolution of unidirectional C/SiC ceramic-matrix composite (CMC) under cyclic fatigue loading has been investigated using a hysteresis loss energy-based damage parameter at room and elevated temperatures. The experimental fatigue hysteresis modulus and fatigue hysteresis loss energy versus cycle number have been analyzed. By comparing the experimental fatigue hysteresis loss energy with theoretical computational values, the interface shear stress corresponding to different cycle number and peak stress has been estimated. The experimental evolution of fatigue hysteresis loss energy and fatigue hysteresis loss energy-based damage parameter versus cycle number has been predicted for unidirectional C/SiC composite at room and elevated temperatures. The predicted results of interface shear stress degradation, stress-strain hysteresis loops corresponding to different number of applied cycles, fatigue hysteresis loss energy and fatigue hysteresis loss energy-based damage parameter as a functions of cycle number agreed with experimental data. It was found that the fatigue hysteresis energy-based parameter can be used to monitor the fatigue damage evolution and predict the fatigue life of fiber-reinforced CMCs.

  17. 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).

  18. 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.

  19. Characterizing piezoscanner hysteresis and creep using optical levers and a reference nanopositioning stage

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    Xie, H.; Regnier, S.

    2009-04-15

    A method using atomic force microscope (AFM) optical levers and a reference nanopositioning stage has been developed to characterize piezoscanner hysteresis and creep. The piezoscanner is fixed on a closed-loop nanopositioning stage, both of which have the same arrangement on each axis of the three spatial directions inside the AFM-based nanomanipulation system. In order to achieve characterization, the optical lever is used as a displacement sensor to measure the relative movement between the nanopositioning stage and the piezoscanner by lateral tracking a well-defined slope with the tapping mode of the AFM cantilever. This setup can be used to estimate a piezoscanner's voltage input with a reference displacement from the nanopositioning stage. The hysteresis and creep were accurately calibrated by the method presented, which use the current setup of the AFM-based nanomanipulation system without any modification or additional devices.

  20. Neural Controller Design-Based Adaptive Control for Nonlinear MIMO Systems With Unknown Hysteresis Inputs.

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    Liu, Yan-Jun; Tong, Shaocheng; Chen, C L Philip; Li, Dong-Juan

    2016-01-01

    This paper studies an adaptive neural control for nonlinear multiple-input multiple-output systems in interconnected form. The studied systems are composed of N subsystems in pure feedback structure and the interconnection terms are contained in every equation of each subsystem. Moreover, the studied systems consider the effects of Prandtl-Ishlinskii (PI) hysteresis model. It is for the first time to study the control problem for such a class of systems. In addition, the proposed scheme removes an important assumption imposed on the previous works that the bounds of the parameters in PI hysteresis are known. The radial basis functions neural networks are employed to approximate unknown functions. The adaptation laws and the controllers are designed by employing the backstepping technique. The closed-loop system can be proven to be stable by using Lyapunov theorem. A simulation example is studied to validate the effectiveness of the scheme. PMID:25898325

  1. Hydride formation thermodynamics and hysteresis in individual Pd nanocrystals with different size and shape

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    Syrenova, Svetlana; Wadell, Carl; Nugroho, Ferry A. A.; Gschneidtner, Tina A.; Diaz Fernandez, Yuri A.; Nalin, Giammarco; Świtlik, Dominika; Westerlund, Fredrik; Antosiewicz, Tomasz J.; Zhdanov, Vladimir P.; Moth-Poulsen, Kasper; Langhammer, Christoph

    2015-12-01

    Physicochemical properties of nanoparticles may depend on their size and shape and are traditionally assessed in ensemble-level experiments, which accordingly may be plagued by averaging effects. These effects can be eliminated in single-nanoparticle experiments. Using plasmonic nanospectroscopy, we present a comprehensive study of hydride formation thermodynamics in individual Pd nanocrystals of different size and shape, and find corresponding enthalpies and entropies to be nearly size- and shape-independent. The hysteresis observed is significantly wider than in bulk, with details depending on the specifics of individual nanoparticles. Generally, the absorption branch of the hysteresis loop is size-dependent in the sub-30 nm regime, whereas desorption is size- and shape-independent. The former is consistent with a coherent phase transition during hydride formation, influenced kinetically by the specifics of nucleation, whereas the latter implies that hydride decomposition either occurs incoherently or via different kinetic pathways.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Measurement method for determining the magnetic hysteresis effects of reluctance actuators by evaluation of the force and flux variation

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    Vrijsen, N. H.; Jansen, J. W.; Compter, J. C.; Lomonova, E. A.

    2013-07-01

    A measurement method is presented which identifies the magnetic hysteresis effects present in the force of linear reluctance actuators. The measurement method is applied to determine the magnetic hysteresis in the force of an E-core reluctance actuator, with and without pre-biasing permanent magnet. The force measurements are conducted with a piezoelectric load cell (Kistler type 9272). This high-bandwidth force measurement instrument is identified in the frequency domain using a voice-coil actuator that has negligible magnetic hysteresis and eddy currents. Specifically, the phase delay between the current and force of the voice-coil actuator is used for the calibration of the measurement instrument. This phase delay is also obtained by evaluation of the measured force and flux variation in the E-core actuator, both with and without permanent magnet on the middle tooth. The measured magnetic flux variation is used to distinguish the phase delay due to magnetic hysteresis from the measured phase delay between the current and the force of the E-core actuator. Finally, an open loop steady-state ac model is presented that predicts the magnetic hysteresis effects in the force of the E-core actuator.

  7. Measurement method for determining the magnetic hysteresis effects of reluctance actuators by evaluation of the force and flux variation.

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    Vrijsen, N H; Jansen, J W; Compter, J C; Lomonova, E A

    2013-07-01

    A measurement method is presented which identifies the magnetic hysteresis effects present in the force of linear reluctance actuators. The measurement method is applied to determine the magnetic hysteresis in the force of an E-core reluctance actuator, with and without pre-biasing permanent magnet. The force measurements are conducted with a piezoelectric load cell (Kistler type 9272). This high-bandwidth force measurement instrument is identified in the frequency domain using a voice-coil actuator that has negligible magnetic hysteresis and eddy currents. Specifically, the phase delay between the current and force of the voice-coil actuator is used for the calibration of the measurement instrument. This phase delay is also obtained by evaluation of the measured force and flux variation in the E-core actuator, both with and without permanent magnet on the middle tooth. The measured magnetic flux variation is used to distinguish the phase delay due to magnetic hysteresis from the measured phase delay between the current and the force of the E-core actuator. Finally, an open loop steady-state ac model is presented that predicts the magnetic hysteresis effects in the force of the E-core actuator. PMID:23902095

  8. 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.

  9. 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).

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. Optically induced hysteresis in a two-state quantum dot laser.

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    Tykalewicz, B; Goulding, D; Hegarty, S P; Huyet, G; Dubinkin, I; Fedorov, N; Erneux, T; Viktorov, E A; Kelleher, B

    2016-03-01

    Quantum dot lasers can lase from the ground state only, simultaneously from both the ground and first excited states and from the excited state only. We examine the influence of optical injection at frequencies close to the ground state when the free-running operation of the device is excited state lasing only. We demonstrate the existence of an injection-induced bistability between ground state dominated emission and excited state dominated emission and the consequent hysteresis loop in the lasing output. Experimental and numerical investigations are in excellent agreement. Inhomogeneous broadening is found to be the underlying physical mechanism driving the phenomenon. PMID:26974109

  13. 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.

  14. Loop-to-loop coupling.

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    Warne, Larry Kevin; Lucero, Larry Martin; Langston, William L.; Salazar, Robert Austin; Coleman, Phillip Dale; Basilio, Lorena I.; Bacon, Larry Donald

    2012-05-01

    This report estimates inductively-coupled energy to a low-impedance load in a loop-to-loop arrangement. Both analytical models and full-wave numerical simulations are used and the resulting fields, coupled powers and energies are compared. The energies are simply estimated from the coupled powers through approximations to the energy theorem. The transmitter loop is taken to be either a circular geometry or a rectangular-loop (stripline-type) geometry that was used in an experimental setup. Simple magnetic field models are constructed and used to estimate the mutual inductance to the receiving loop, which is taken to be circular with one or several turns. Circuit elements are estimated and used to determine the coupled current and power (an equivalent antenna picture is also given). These results are compared to an electromagnetic simulation of the transmitter geometry. Simple approximate relations are also given to estimate coupled energy from the power. The effect of additional loads in the form of attached leads, forming transmission lines, are considered. The results are summarized in a set of susceptibility-type curves. Finally, we also consider drives to the cables themselves and the resulting common-to-differential mode currents in the load.

  15. Dipole-dipole interaction and its concentration dependence of magnetic fluid evaluated by alternating current hysteresis measurement

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    Ota, Satoshi; Yamada, Tsutomu; Takemura, Yasushi

    2015-05-01

    Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are used as therapeutic and diagnostic tools, such as for treating hyperthermia and in magnetic particle imaging, respectively. Magnetic relaxation is one of the heating mechanisms of MNPs. Brownian and Nel relaxation times are calculated conventional theories; however, the influence of dipole-dipole interactions has not been considered in conventional models. In this study, water-dispersed MNPs of different concentrations and MNPs fixed with an epoxy bond were prepared. dc and ac hysteresis loops for each sample were measured. With respect to both dc and ac hysteresis loops, magnetization decreased with the increase in MNP concentration because of inhibition of magnetic moment rotation due to dipole-dipole interactions. Moreover, intrinsic loss power (ILP) was estimated from the areas of the ac hysteresis loops. The dependence of ILP on the frequency of the magnetic field was evaluated for each MNP concentration. The peak frequency of ILP increased with the decrease in MNP concentration. These peaks were due to Brownian relaxation, as they were not seen with the fixed sample. This indicates that the Brownian relaxation time became shorter with lower MNP concentration, because the weaker dipole-dipole interactions with lower concentrations suggested that the magnetic moments could rotate more freely.

  16. 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.

  17. Loop Input.

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    Woodward, Tessa

    2003-01-01

    Discusses loop input, a specific type of experiential teacher training process that involves an alignment of the process and content of learning. This concept has gradually gained ground in English language teacher training since 1986 when the term was coined. (Author/VWL)

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Improving Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging by a Direct Inverse Asymmetric PI Hysteresis Model

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    Wang, Dong; Yu, Peng; Wang, Feifei; Chan, Ho-Yin; Zhou, Lei; Dong, Zaili; Liu, Lianqing; Li, Wen Jung

    2015-01-01

    A modified Prandtl–Ishlinskii (PI) model, referred to as a direct inverse asymmetric PI (DIAPI) model in this paper, was implemented to reduce the displacement error between a predicted model and the actual trajectory of a piezoelectric actuator which is commonly found in AFM systems. Due to the nonlinearity of the piezoelectric actuator, the standard symmetric PI model cannot precisely describe the asymmetric motion of the actuator. In order to improve the accuracy of AFM scans, two series of slope parameters were introduced in the PI model to describe both the voltage-increase-loop (trace) and voltage-decrease-loop (retrace). A feedforward controller based on the DIAPI model was implemented to compensate hysteresis. Performance of the DIAPI model and the feedforward controller were validated by scanning micro-lenses and standard silicon grating using a custom-built AFM. PMID:25654719

  8. Improving atomic force microscopy imaging by a direct inverse asymmetric PI hysteresis model.

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    Wang, Dong; Yu, Peng; Wang, Feifei; Chan, Ho-Yin; Zhou, Lei; Dong, Zaili; Liu, Lianqing; Li, Wen Jung

    2015-01-01

    A modified Prandtl-Ishlinskii (PI) model, referred to as a direct inverse asymmetric PI (DIAPI) model in this paper, was implemented to reduce the displacement error between a predicted model and the actual trajectory of a piezoelectric actuator which is commonly found in AFM systems. Due to the nonlinearity of the piezoelectric actuator, the standard symmetric PI model cannot precisely describe the asymmetric motion of the actuator. In order to improve the accuracy of AFM scans, two series of slope parameters were introduced in the PI model to describe both the voltage-increase-loop (trace) and voltage-decrease-loop (retrace). A feedforward controller based on the DIAPI model was implemented to compensate hysteresis. Performance of the DIAPI model and the feedforward controller were validated by scanning micro-lenses and standard silicon grating using a custom-built AFM. PMID:25654719

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Assessing catchment connectivity using hysteretic loops

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    Keesstra, Saskia; Masselink, Rens; Goni, Mikel; Campo, Miguel Angel; Gimenez, Rafael; Casali, Javier; Seeger, Manuel

    2015-04-01

    Sediment connectivity is a concept which can explain the origin, pathways and sinks of sediments within landscapes. This information is valuable for land managers to be able to take appropriate action at the correct place. Hysteresis between sediment and water discharge can give important information about the sources , pathways and conditions of sediment that arrives at the outlet of a catchment. "Hysteresis" happens when the sediment concentration associated with a certain flow rate 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. Many types of hysteretic loops have been described as well as the cause for the shape of the loop, mainly describing the origin of the sediments. In this study, several measures to objectively classify hysteretic loops in an automated way were developed. These were consecutively used to classify several hundreds of loops from several agricultural catchments in Northern Spain. The data set for this study comes from four experimental watersheds in Navarre (Spain), owned and maintained by the Government of Navarre. These experimental watersheds 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 (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. Furthermore, antecedent conditions and event characteristics were analysed. The loops were compared quantitatively and qualitatively between catchments for similar events and within the catchments for events with different characteristics.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Bilayer piezoelectric/electrostrictive (P/E) dome unimorph.

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    Ngernchuklin, Piyalak; Safari, Ahmad

    2009-12-01

    We present a new type of actuator named bilayer piezoelectric/electrostrictive dome unimorph (BIPEDU), fabricated by attaching a piezoelectric-electrostrictive monolithic bilayer composites (PE-MBLC) to a metal plate. Various ratios of piezoelectric/electrostrictive (P/E) volume percent were used to form PE-MBLC. It was found that d(33)(eff) and K(eff) in PE-MBLC follow the series 2-2 composite mixing rule. However, the measured results were slightly lower than those of the calculated values because of a large difference in dielectric displacement between piezoelectric and electrostrictive layers and because the electrostrictor acts as the resistor that impedes the domain switching in piezoelectric layer during poling. In addition, we have investigated the field-induced displacement in PE-MBLC and BIPEDU actuators. In comparison, the displacement of BIPEDU actuators was much higher than that of PE-MBLC actuators. This was attributed to the good quality of bonding between ceramic and metal, which contributed to the proper stress/force transfer, as well as the metal sheet, which acted as a flextentional structure for PE-MBLC to generate more axial displacement in BIPEDU actuators. The load dependence of displacement in BIPEDU was obtained. In addition, the BIPEDU showed high reliability during the displacement cyclic testing. PMID:20040411

  5. 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.

  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. Modeling and compensating the dynamic hysteresis of piezoelectric actuators via a modified rate-dependent Prandtl-Ishlinskii model

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    Yang, Mei-Ju; Li, Chun-Xia; Gu, Guo-Ying; Zhu, Li-Min

    2015-12-01

    This paper presents a modified rate-dependent Prandtl-Ishlinskii (MRPI) model for the description and compensation of the rate-dependent asymmetric hysteresis in piezoelectric actuators. Different from the commonly used approach with dynamic weights or dynamic thresholds, the MRPI model is formulated by employing dynamic envelope functions into the play operators, while the weights and thresholds of the play operators are still static. By this way, the developed MRPI model has a relatively simple mathematic format with fewer parameters and easier parameter identification process. The benefit for the developed MRPI model also lies in the fact that the existing control approaches can be directly adopted with the MRPI model for hysteresis compensation in real-time applications. To validate the proposed model, an open-loop tracking controller and a closed-loop tracking controller are developed based on a dynamic hysteresis compensator, which is directly constructed with the MRPI model. Comparative experiments are carried out on a piezo-actuated nanopositioning stage. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness and superiority of the controllers based on the developed MRPI model compared to the controllers based on the rate-independent P-I model and the rate-dependent P-I model with dynamic weighting functions.

  8. Modeling the Effect of Interface Wear on Fatigue Hysteresis Behavior of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic-Matrix Composites

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    Longbiao, Li

    2015-12-01

    An analytical method has been developed to investigate the effect of interface wear on fatigue hysteresis behavior in carbon fiber-reinforced ceramic-matrix composites (CMCs). The damage mechanisms, i.e., matrix multicracking, fiber/matrix interface debonding and interface wear, fibers fracture, slip and pull-out, have been considered. The statistical matrix multicracking model and fracture mechanics interface debonding criterion were used to determine the matrix crack spacing and interface debonded length. Upon first loading to fatigue peak stress and subsequent cyclic loading, the fibers failure probabilities and fracture locations were determined by combining the interface wear model and fiber statistical failure model based on the assumption that the loads carried by broken and intact fibers satisfy the global load sharing criterion. The effects of matrix properties, i.e., matrix cracking characteristic strength and matrix Weibull modulus, interface properties, i.e., interface shear stress and interface debonded energy, fiber properties, i.e., fiber Weibull modulus and fiber characteristic strength, and cycle number on fibers failure, hysteresis loops and interface slip, have been investigated. The hysteresis loops under fatigue loading from the present analytical method were in good agreement with experimental data.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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)

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. Targeting the Body and the Mind: Evaluation of a P.E. Curriculum Intervention for Adolescents

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    Loukaitou-Sideris, Anastasia

    2015-01-01

    P.E. classes are often the only opportunity for inner-city youth to engage in physical activity, but budget cuts and pressure to perform well on standardized tests has made P.E. an afterthought for many school administrators. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a new P.E. curriculum in five Los Angeles inner-city schools. Interviews were

  17. Enhanced magnetic hysteresis in Ni-Mn-Ga single crystal and its influence on magnetic shape memory effect

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    Heczko, O. Drahokoupil, J.; Straka, L.

    2015-05-07

    Enhanced magnetic hysteresis due to boron doping in combination with magnetic shape memory effect in Ni-Mn-Ga single crystal results in new interesting functionality of magnetic shape memory (MSM) alloys such as mechanical demagnetization. In Ni{sub 50.0}Mn{sub 28.5}Ga{sub 21.5} single crystal, the boron doping increased magnetic coercivity from few Oe to 270 Oe while not affecting the transformation behavior and 10 M martensite structure. However, the magnetic field needed for MSM effect also increased in doped sample. The magnetic behavior is compared to undoped single crystal of similar composition. The evidence from the X-ray diffraction, magnetic domain structure, magnetization loops, and temperature evolution of the magnetic coercivity points out that the enhanced hysteresis is caused by stress-induced anisotropy.

  18. Enhanced magnetic hysteresis in Ni-Mn-Ga single crystal and its influence on magnetic shape memory effect

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    Heczko, O.; Drahokoupil, J.; Straka, L.

    2015-05-01

    Enhanced magnetic hysteresis due to boron doping in combination with magnetic shape memory effect in Ni-Mn-Ga single crystal results in new interesting functionality of magnetic shape memory (MSM) alloys such as mechanical demagnetization. In Ni50.0Mn28.5Ga21.5 single crystal, the boron doping increased magnetic coercivity from few Oe to 270 Oe while not affecting the transformation behavior and 10 M martensite structure. However, the magnetic field needed for MSM effect also increased in doped sample. The magnetic behavior is compared to undoped single crystal of similar composition. The evidence from the X-ray diffraction, magnetic domain structure, magnetization loops, and temperature evolution of the magnetic coercivity points out that the enhanced hysteresis is caused by stress-induced anisotropy.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Rollercoaster Loop Shapes

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    Pendrill, Ann-Marie

    2005-01-01

    Many modern rollercoasters feature loops. Although textbook loops are often circular, real rollercoaster loops are not. In this paper, we look into the mathematical description of various possible loop shapes, as well as their riding properties. We also discuss how a study of loop shapes can be used in physics education.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. Water Stream "Loop-the-Loop"

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    Jefimenko, Oleg

    1974-01-01

    Discusses the design of a modified loop-the-loop apparatus in which a water stream is used to illustrate centripetal forces and phenomena of high-velocity hydrodynamics. Included are some procedures of carrying out lecture demonstrations. (CC)

  11. 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.

  12. Ferromagnetism, hysteresis and enhanced heat dissipation in assemblies of superparamagnetic nanoparticles

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    Singh, Vanchna; Banerjee, Varsha

    2012-12-01

    In this paper, we develop theoretical frameworks to explain the emergence of ferromagnetism in suspensions and agglomerates of superparamagnetic (SPM) nanoparticles. In the limit of strong anisotropy, the super moments can be treated as a collection of two-state Ising spins. When adequate in number, they interact via dipole-dipole coupling to produce a dipolar field and subsequently a permanent dipole moment. As a result, this effectual ferromagnet exhibits hysteresis on the application of an oscillating magnetic field yielding heat dissipation that is several orders of magnitude larger than in a paramagnet. Using our frameworks, we provide a design for a magnetite-blood suspension that yields heat dissipation in the mW range. Its important physical application is in remedial procedures for destroying tumor and cancer cells. We are also able to explain many experiments reporting manifestations of ferromagnetism in the form of hysteresis loops, return point memory and large heat dissipation in suspensions and aggregates of SPM nanoparticles. Our frameworks can be used to manipulate heat dissipation in variety of combinations of particles and their embedding mediums. They impart a basis to the often used ad-hoc methodologies in this subject.

  13. Crystal growth and dynamic ferroelectric hysteresis scaling behavior of molecular ferroelectric diisopropylammonium bromide

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    Jiang, Chunli; Lin, Hechun; Luo, Chunhua; Zhang, Yuanyuan; Yang, Jing; Peng, Hui; Duan, Chun-Gang

    2016-03-01

    The molecular ferroelectric, diisopropylammonium bromide (DIPAB) crystal with P21 phase is successfully prepared in an anhydrous environment at room temperature. The results illustrate that the water in the solvent / environment plays a key role in the phase of DIPAB single crystal during crystallization process. The scaling behavior of the dynamic hysteresis of DIPAB crystal is also investigated. The scaling relations of hysteresis area(A) against frequency (f) and applied electric field amplitude (E0) can be expressed with A ∝ f - 0 . 17E01 in the f-region I (30-6.6 Hz), A ∝ f 0 . 045E00.92 in the f-region II (200-50 Hz) and A ∝ f - 0 . 41E02 in the f-region III (500-250 Hz). This three-stage behavior between the loop area A and frequency is ascribed to the coexistence of order-disorder and displacive characters in the ferroelectric transition characters in such molecular ferroelectrics.

  14. Magnetization Hysteresis and Quantum Tunneling in Lanthanide Double-Decker Complexes

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    Rupp, H.; Brink, S.

    2005-03-01

    We present magnetization measurements on single crystals of lanthanide double-deckers [Pc2Ln]^- TBA^+. The 4f^9 (4f^8) configuration of the Dy^3+ (Tb^3+), ion results in a J = 15/2 (J = 6) ground-state multiplett. In SQUID measurements on single crystal samples, we observed very large axial and a significant transverse anisotropy. Magnetization measurements using 2DEG ballistic Hall probes were carried out in a ^3He cryostat. Hysteresis was observed for both compounds up to blocking temperatures of 4.2 and >10 K, respectively. The coercivity increased with decreasing temperatures and increasing sweep rate, as expected for the superparamagnet-like behaviour of a SMM. The hysteresis loops displayed step-like features characteristic for resonant quantum tunnelling of the magnetization (QTM). The step height decreased with increasing sweep rate according the Landau-Zener tunnelling mechanism. In conclusion, the lanthanide double decker molecules are SMM with the highest blocking temperatures observed to date.

  15. A neural approach for the numerical modeling of two-dimensional magnetic hysteresis

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    Cardelli, E.; Faba, A.; Laudani, A.; Riganti Fulginei, F.; Salvini, A.

    2015-05-07

    This paper deals with a neural network approach to model magnetic hysteresis at macro-magnetic scale. Such approach to the problem seems promising in order to couple the numerical treatment of magnetic hysteresis to FEM numerical solvers of the Maxwell's equations in time domain, as in case of the non-linear dynamic analysis of electrical machines, and other similar devices, making possible a full computer simulation in a reasonable time. The neural system proposed consists of four inputs representing the magnetic field and the magnetic inductions components at each time step and it is trained by 2-d measurements performed on the magnetic material to be modeled. The magnetic induction B is assumed as entry point and the output of the neural system returns the predicted value of the field H at the same time step. A suitable partitioning of the neural system, described in the paper, makes the computing process rather fast. Validations with experimental tests and simulations for non-symmetric and minor loops are presented.

  16. Factors influencing the elastic moduli, reversible strains and hysteresis loops in martensitic Ti-Nb alloys.

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    Bnisch, Matthias; Calin, Mariana; van Humbeeck, Jan; Skrotzki, Werner; Eckert, Jrgen

    2015-03-01

    While the current research focus in the search for biocompatible low-modulus alloys is set on ?-type Ti-based materials, the potential of fully martensitic Ti-based alloys remains largely unexplored. In this work, the influence of composition and pre-straining on the elastic properties of martensitic binary Ti-Nb alloys was studied. Additionally, the phase formation was compared in the as-cast versus the quenched state. The elastic moduli and hardness of the studied martensitic alloys are at a minimum of 16wt.% Nb and peak between 23.5 and 28.5wt.% Nb. The uniaxial deformation behavior of the alloys used is characterized by the absence of distinct yield points. Monotonic and cyclic (hysteretic) loading-unloading experiments were used to study the influence of Nb-content and pre-straining on the elastic moduli. Such experiments were also utilized to assess the recoverable elastic and anelastic deformations as well as hysteretic energy losses. Particular attention has been paid to the separation of non-linear elastic from anelastic strains, which govern the stress and strain limits to which a material can be loaded without deforming it plastically. It is shown that slight pre-straining of martensitic Ti-Nb alloys can lead to considerable reductions in their elastic moduli as well as increases in their total reversible strains. PMID:25579952

  17. Separation of ferromagnetic components by analyzing the hysteresis loops of remanent magnetization

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    Kosareva, L. R.; Utemov, E. V.; Nurgaliev, D. K.; Shcherbakov, V. P.; Kosarev, V. E.; Yasonov, P. G.

    2015-09-01

    The new method is suggested for separating ferromagnetic components in sediments through analyzing the coercivity spectra of the samples by the continuous wavelet transform with the Gaussian-based wavelet (MHAT). A total of 1056 samples of Lake Khuvsgul's sediments (Mongolia) are studied. At least four groups of magnetic components are identified based on the analysis of their magnetization and remagnetization curves. Almost all samples are found to contain two components of bacterial origin which are represented by the assemblages of the interacting single-domain grains and differ by the grain compositions (magnetite and greigite). The applicability of the magnetic data for diagnosing magnetotactic bacteria in sediments and building paleoecological and paleoclimatic reconstructions is demonstrated.

  18. Nonlinear ac stationary response and dynamic magnetic hysteresis of quantum uniaxial superparamagnets

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    Kalmykov, Yuri P.; Titov, Serguey V.; Coffey, William T.

    2015-11-01

    The nonlinear ac stationary response of uniaxial paramagnets and superparamagnets—nanoscale solids or clusters with spin number S ˜100-104 —in superimposed uniform ac and dc bias magnetic fields of arbitrary strength, each applied along the easy axis of magnetization, is determined by solving the evolution equation for the reduced density matrix represented as a finite set of three-term differential-recurrence relations for its diagonal matrix elements. The various harmonic components arising from the nonlinear response of the magnetization, dynamic magnetic hysteresis loops, etc., are then evaluated via matrix continued fractions indicating a pronounced dependence of the response on S arising from the quantum spin dynamics, which differ markedly from the magnetization dynamics of classical nanomagnets. In the linear response approximation, the results concur with existing solutions.

  19. Hydrological hysteresis and its value for assessing process consistency in catchment conceptual models

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    Fovet, O.; Ruiz, L.; Hrachowitz, M.; Faucheux, M.; Gascuel-Odoux, C.

    2015-01-01

    While most hydrological models reproduce the general flow dynamics, they frequently fail to adequately mimic system-internal processes. In particular, the relationship between storage and discharge, which often follows annual hysteretic patterns in shallow hard-rock aquifers, is rarely considered in modelling studies. One main reason is that catchment storage is difficult to measure, and another one is that objective functions are usually based on individual variables time series (e.g. the discharge). This reduces the ability of classical procedures to assess the relevance of the conceptual hypotheses associated with models. We analysed the annual hysteric patterns observed between stream flow and water storage both in the saturated and unsaturated zones of the hillslope and the riparian zone of a headwater catchment in French Brittany (Environmental Research Observatory ERO AgrHys (ORE AgrHys)). The saturated-zone storage was estimated using distributed shallow groundwater levels and the unsaturated-zone storage using several moisture profiles. All hysteretic loops were characterized by a hysteresis index. Four conceptual models, previously calibrated and evaluated for the same catchment, were assessed with respect to their ability to reproduce the hysteretic patterns. The observed relationship between stream flow and saturated, and unsaturated storages led us to identify four hydrological periods and emphasized a clearly distinct behaviour between riparian and hillslope groundwaters. Although all the tested models were able to produce an annual hysteresis loop between discharge and both saturated and unsaturated storage, the integration of a riparian component led to overall improved hysteretic signatures, even if some misrepresentation remained. Such a system-like approach is likely to improve model selection.

  20. Automated setup for magnetic hysteresis characterization based on a voltage controlled current source with 500 kHz full power bandwidth and 10 A peak-to-peak current

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    Calabrese, G.; Capineri, L.; Granato, M.; Frattini, G.

    2015-04-15

    This paper describes the design of a system for the characterization of magnetic hysteresis behavior in soft ferrite magnetic cores. The proposed setup can test magnetic materials exciting them with controlled arbitrary magnetic field waveforms, including the capability of providing a DC bias, in a frequency bandwidth up to 500 kHz, with voltages up to 32 V peak-to-peak, and currents up to 10 A peak-to-peak. In order to have an accurate control of the magnetic field waveform, the system is based on a voltage controlled current source. The electronic design is described focusing on closed loop feedback stabilization and passive components choice. The system has real-time hysteretic loop acquisition and visualization. The comparisons between measured hysteresis loops of sample magnetic materials and datasheet available ones are shown. Results showing frequency and thermal behavior of the hysteresis of a test sample prove the system capabilities. Moreover, the B-H loops obtained with a multiple waveforms excitation signal, including DC bias, are reported. The proposal is a low-cost and replicable solution for hysteresis characterization of magnetic materials used in power electronics.

  1. A digitally linear piezoelectric bimorph actuator in open-loop mode

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    Xiao, Wenlei; Huan, Ji; Liu, Guoxi; Shi, Huaduo; Dong, Shuxiang

    2013-03-01

    The current paper reports a digital piezoelectric bimorph actuator having segmented electrodes and producing 2 to the nth power digital bending actuation in on/off switch mode and under a fix applied voltage. Correspondingly, a simple model for predicting digital actuation under applied coding voltage is also presented. Experimental results have confirmed that the proposed actuator can produce a linear digital displacement without a hysteresis loop. The proposed method is significant for open-loop high precise actuation.

  2. Equilibrium, metastability, and hysteresis in a model spin-crossover material with nearest-neighbor antiferromagnetic-like and long-range ferromagnetic-like interactions

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    Rikvold, Per Arne; Brown, Gregory; Miyashita, Seiji; Omand, Conor; Nishino, Masamichi

    2016-02-01

    Phase diagrams and hysteresis loops were obtained by Monte Carlo simulations and a mean-field method for a simplified model of a spin-crossover material with a two-step transition between the high-spin and low-spin states. This model is a mapping onto a square-lattice S =1 /2 Ising model with antiferromagnetic nearest-neighbor and ferromagnetic Husimi-Temperley (equivalent-neighbor) long-range interactions. Phase diagrams obtained by the two methods for weak and strong long-range interactions are found to be similar. However, for intermediate-strength long-range interactions, the Monte Carlo simulations show that tricritical points decompose into pairs of critical end points and mean-field critical points surrounded by horn-shaped regions of metastability. Hysteresis loops along paths traversing the horn regions are strongly reminiscent of thermal two-step transition loops with hysteresis, recently observed experimentally in several spin-crossover materials. We believe analogous phenomena should be observable in experiments and simulations for many systems that exhibit competition between local antiferromagnetic-like interactions and long-range ferromagnetic-like interactions caused by elastic distortions.

  3. Magnetic hysteresis properties of BaFe sub 12 minus x In sub x O sub 19 ceramic ferrites with c -axis oriented grains

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    Dionne, G.F.; Fitzgerald, J.F. )

    1991-11-15

    To study the effects of reduced magnetic anisotropy on hysteresis loops of hard magnets for possible use in self-biased microwave devices, a new family of magnetically oriented ({ital c}-axis) In-substituted Ba ferrite was prepared by conventional ceramic techniques. Earlier studies of BaFe{sub 12{minus}{ital x}}(In,Sc){sub {ital x}}O{sub 19} series in single-crystal form have shown that magnetization 4{pi}{ital M} and anisotropy field {ital H}{sub {ital k}} decrease sharply with increasing {ital x}. Since hysteresis loops with optimum energy products require uniformly small grains (1 to 3 {mu}m), sintering temperatures were carefully controlled over a range from 1180 to 1075 {degree}C for 2 h, depending on In content. For nominal values of {ital x} ranging from 0 to 1.5, square hysteresis loops with {ital H}{sub {ital c}} values decreasing from 3500 to 150 Oe were recorded with a high-field hysteresisgraph. The effective {ital H}{sub {ital k}} values were measured and compared with single-crystal data to estimate the degree of grain alignment for each composition.

  4. 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

  5. Heterogeneous side chain conformation highlights a network of interactions implicated in hysteresis of the knotted protein, minimal tied trefoil

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    Burban, David J.; Haglund, Ellinor; Capraro, Dominique T.; Jennings, Patricia A.

    2015-09-01

    Hysteresis is a signature for a bistability in the native landscape of a protein with significant transition state barriers for the interconversion of stable species. Large global stability, as in GFP, contributes to the observation of this rare hysteretic phenomenon in folding. The signature for such behavior is non-coincidence in the unfolding and refolding transitions, despite waiting significantly longer than the time necessary for complete denaturation. Our work indicates that hysteresis in the knotted protein, the minimal tied trefoil from Thermotoga maritma (MTTTm), is mediated by a network of side chain interactions within a tightly packed core. These initially identified interactions include proline 62 from a tight β-like turn, phenylalanine 65 at the beginning of the knotting loop, and histidine 114 that initiates the threading element. It is this tightly packed region and the knotting element that we propose is disrupted with prolonged incubation in the denatured state, and is involved in the observed hysteresis. Interestingly, the disruption is not linked to backbone interactions, but rather to the packing of side chains in this critical region.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. OPE for super loops

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    Sever, Amit; Vieira, Pedro; Wang, Tianheng

    2011-11-01

    We extend the Operator Product Expansion for Null Polygon Wilson loops to the Mason-Skinner-Caron-Huot super loop dual to non MHV gluon amplitudes. We explain how the known tree level amplitudes can be promoted into an infinite amount of data at any loop order in the OPE picture. As an application, we re-derive all one loop NMHV six gluon amplitudes by promoting their tree level expressions. We also present some new all loops predictions for these amplitudes.

  14. Fast flux locked loop

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    Ganther, Jr., Kenneth R. (Olathe, KS); Snapp, Lowell D. (Independence, MO)

    2002-09-10

    A flux locked loop for providing an electrical feedback signal, the flux locked loop employing radio-frequency components and technology to extend the flux modulation frequency and tracking loop bandwidth. The flux locked loop of the present invention has particularly useful application in read-out electronics for DC SQUID magnetic measurement systems, in which case the electrical signal output by the flux locked loop represents an unknown magnetic flux applied to the DC SQUID.

  15. The preprocessed doacross loop

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    Saltz, Joel H.; Mirchandaney, Ravi

    1990-01-01

    Dependencies between loop iterations cannot always be characterized during program compilation. Doacross loops typically make use of a-priori knowledge of inter-iteration dependencies to carry out required synchronizations. A type of doacross loop is proposed that allows the scheduling of iterations of a loop among processors without advance knowledge of inter-iteration dependencies. The method proposed for loop iterations requires that parallelizable preprocessing and postprocessing steps be carried out during program execution.

  16. 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

  17. M-H loop tracer based on digital signal processing for low frequency characterization of extremely thin magnetic wires

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    Butta, M.; Ripka, P.; Infante, G.; Badini-Confalonieri, G. A.; Vazquez, M.

    2009-08-15

    A high-sensitivity ac hysteresis loop tracer has been developed to measure the low frequency hysteresis loop of soft magnetic materials. It has been applied successfully to characterize straight pieces of amorphous glass-covered microwires with metallic nucleus down to 1.5 {mu}m thick. Based on the electromagnetic induction law, the proposed design is extremely simple and exploits the capabilities of commercially available data acquisition cards together with digital signal processing in order to achieve high-sensitivity without the need of expensive analog equipment.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Inverse open-loop control of a nano-positioner based on piezo-electric actuators

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    Qiang, Shu; Rao, Xuejun; Shi, Ningping

    2012-10-01

    Piezo-electric actuators with advantage of fast responsiveness, large force output, low power consumption, negligible friction and no backlash are widely used in precision positioning, adaptive optics and vibration conduction. However its inherent hysteresis brings difficulty to high precision positioning. To describe the hysteresis, a mathematical model based on experimental data is used. And the inverse of the model is connected to the piezo-electric actuator as a controller to compensating the hysteresis. In this paper KP operator is used to model the hysteresis of piezo-electric actuators and a numerical algorithm is proposed to compute the inverse. Experiments data of major hysteresis loop and minor loop collected on a nano-positioning stage are used to identify the model ? based on which the inverse model ?-1 is developed. Experiments show that given a voltage series the model ? can give displacement prediction which has an error of 6% relative to experimental results and ?-1 can give voltage prediction with the error of 5% relative to the experimental data.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  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. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Coronal Loop Database

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    Scott, Jason; Martens, P.

    2006-06-01

    We have created a database of all coronal loops for which we have been able to find measurements in the published open literature, from Skylab to TRACE. The loops and a set of their physical parameters are stored in the form of an IDL structure. The physical parameters considered are: the loop half length, the electron density of the loop, and the loop temperature. The studies that produced the physical parameters along with their observing instruments are recorded in the database as well. Correlations of pressure vs. temperature and heating rates vs. loop length are investigated. Instrumental selection effects are also considered. The loop parameters and correlations derived from the loop database are then compared to theoretical and numerical models for scaling laws and heating rates.This work is supported by NASA GSRP fellowship NNG05GK64H

  19. Model-Based, Closed-Loop Control of PZT Creep for Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy

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    McCartt, A D; Ognibene, T J; Bench, G; Turteltaub, K W

    2014-01-01

    Cavity ring-down spectrometers typically employ a PZT stack to modulate the cavity transmission spectrum. While PZTs ease instrument complexity and aid measurement sensitivity, PZT hysteresis hinders the implementation of cavity-length-stabilized, data-acquisition routines. Once the cavity length is stabilized, the cavitys free spectral range imparts extreme linearity and precision to the measured spectrums wavelength axis. Methods such as frequency-stabilized cavity ring-down spectroscopy have successfully mitigated PZT hysteresis, but their complexity limits commercial applications. Described herein is a single-laser, model-based, closed-loop method for cavity length control. PMID:25395738

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Chen Integrals, Generalized Loops and Loop Calculus

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    Tavares, J. N.

    We use Chen iterated line integrals to construct a topological algebra {A}p of separating functions on the group of loops L?p. {A}p has a Hopf algebra structure which allows the construction of a group structure on its spectrum. We call this topological group the group of generalized loops widetilde {{L} {M}p } Then we develop a loop calculus, based on the end point and area derivative operators, providing a rigorous mathematical treatment of the early heuristic ideas of Gambini, Trias and also Mandelstam, Makeenko and Migdal. Finally, we define a natural action of the pointed diffeomorphism group Diffp(?) on widetilde {{L} {M}p }, and consider a variational derivative which allows the construction of homotopy invariants. This formalism is useful for constructing a mathematical theory of loop representation of gauge theories and quantum gravity.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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).

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Interactions of Cations with RNA Loop-Loop Complexes

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    Singh, Abhishek; Sethaphong, Latsavongsakda; Yingling, Yaroslava G.

    2011-01-01

    RNA loop-loop interactions are essential in many biological processes, including initiation of RNA folding into complex tertiary shapes, promotion of dimerization, and viral replication. In this article, we examine interactions of metal ions with five RNA loop-loop complexes of unique biological significance using explicit-solvent molecular-dynamics simulations. These simulations revealed the presence of solvent-accessible tunnels through the major groove of loop-loop interactions that attract and retain cations. Ion dynamics inside these loop-loop complexes were distinctly different from the dynamics of the counterion cloud surrounding RNA and depend on the number of basepairs between loops, purine sequence symmetry, and presence of unpaired nucleotides. The cationic uptake by kissing loops depends on the number of basepairs between loops. It is interesting that loop-loop complexes with similar functionality showed similarities in cation dynamics despite differences in sequence and loop size. PMID:21806941

  19. 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

  20. Cosmic string loop shapes

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    Blanco-Pillado, Jose J.; Olum, Ken D.; Shlaer, Benjamin

    2015-09-01

    We analyze the shapes of cosmic string loops found in large-scale simulations of an expanding-universe string network. The simulation does not include gravitational backreaction, but we model that process by smoothing the loop using Lorentzian convolution. We find that loops at formation consist of generally straight segments separated by kinks. We do not see cusps or any cusplike structure at the scale of the entire loop, although we do see very small regions of string that move with large Lorentz boosts. However, smoothing of the string almost always introduces two cusps on each loop. The smoothing process does not lead to any significant fragmentation of loops that were in non-self-intersecting trajectories before smoothing.

  1. 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.

  2. The origin of noise and magnetic hysteresis in crystalline permalloy ring-core fluxgate sensors

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    Narod, B. B.

    2014-06-01

    6-81.3 Mo permalloy, developed in the 1960s for use in high performance ring-core fluxgate sensors, remains the state-of-the-art for permalloy-cored fluxgate magnetometers. The magnetic properties of 6-81.3, namely magnetocrystalline and magnetoelastic anisotropies and saturation induction are all optimum in the Fe-Ni-Mo system. In such polycrystalline permalloy fluxgate sensors a single phenomenon may cause both fluxgate noise and magnetic hysteresis, explain Barkhausen jumps, remanence and coercivity, and avoid domain denucleation. The phenomenon, domain wall reconnection, is presented as part of a theoretical model. In the unmagnetized state a coarse-grain high-quality permalloy foil ideally forms stripe domains, which present at the free surface as parallel, uniformly spaced domain walls that cross the entire thickness of the foil. Leakage flux "in" and "out" of alternating domains is a requirement of the random orientation, grain-by-grain, of magnetic easy axes' angles with respect to the foil free surface. Its magnetostatic energy together with domain wall energy determines an energy budget to be minimized. Throughout the magnetization cycle the free surface domain pattern remains essentially unchanged, due to the magnetostatic energy cost such a change would elicit. Thus domain walls are "pinned" to free surfaces. Driven to saturation, domain walls first bulge then reconnect via Barkhausen jumps to form a new domain configuration this author has called "channel domains", that are attached to free surfaces. The approach to saturation now continues as reversible channel domain compression. Driving the permalloy deeper into saturation compresses the channel domains to arbitrarily small thickness, but will not cause them to denucleate. Returning from saturation the channel domain structure will survive through zero H, thus explaining remanence. The Barkhausen jumps being irreversible exothermic events are sources of fluxgate noise, powered by the energy available from domain wall reconnection. A simplified domain energy model can then provide a predictive relation between ring core magnetic properties and fluxgate sensor noise power. Four properties are predicted to affect noise power, two of which, are well known: saturation total magnetic flux density and magnetic anisotropy. The two additional properties are easy axes alignment and foil thickness. Flux density and magnetic anisotropy are primary magnetic properties determined by an alloy's chemistry and crystalline lattice properties. Easy axes alignment and foil thickness are secondary, geometrical properties related to an alloy's polycrystalline fabric and manufacture. Improvements to fluxgate noise performance can in principle be achieved by optimizing any of these four properties in such a way as to minimize magnetostatic energy. Fluxgate signal power is proportional to B-H loop curvature (d2B/dH2). The degree to which Barkhausen jumps coincide with loop curvature is a measure of noise that accompanies fluxgate signal. B-H loops with significant curvature beyond the open hysteresis loop may be used to advantage to acquire fluxgate signal with reduced noise.

  3. The origin of noise and magnetic hysteresis in crystalline permalloy ring-core fluxgate sensors

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    Narod, B. B.

    2014-09-01

    Developed in the 1960s for use in high-performance ring-core fluxgate sensors, 6-81.3 Mo permalloy remains the state of the art for permalloy-cored fluxgate magnetometers. The magnetic properties of 6-81.3, namely magnetocrystalline and magnetoelastic anisotropies and saturation induction, are all optimum in the Fe-Ni-Mo system. In such polycrystalline permalloy fluxgate sensors, a single phenomenon may cause both fluxgate noise and magnetic hysteresis; explain Barkhausen jumps, remanence and coercivity; and avoid domain denucleation. This phenomenon, domain wall reconnection, is presented as part of a theoretical model. In the unmagnetized state a coarse-grain high-quality permalloy foil ideally forms stripe domains, which present at the free surface as parallel, uniformly spaced domain walls that cross the entire thickness of the foil. Leakage flux "in" and "out" of alternating domains is a requirement of the random orientation, grain by grain, of magnetic easy axes' angles with respect to the foil free surface. Its magnetostatic energy together with domain wall energy determines an energy budget to be minimized. Throughout the magnetization cycle the free-surface domain pattern remains essentially unchanged, due to the magnetostatic energy cost such a change would elicit. Thus domain walls are "pinned" to free surfaces. Driven to saturation, domain walls first bulge then reconnect via Barkhausen jumps to form a new domain configuration that I have called "channel domains", which are attached to free surfaces. The approach to saturation now continues as reversible channel domain compression. Driving the permalloy deeper into saturation compresses the channel domains to arbitrarily small thickness, but will not cause them to denucleate. Returning from saturation the channel domain structure will survive through zero H, thus explaining remanence. The Barkhausen jumps, being irreversible exothermic events, are sources of fluxgate noise powered by the energy available from domain wall reconnection. A simplified domain energy model can then provide a predictive relation between ring-core magnetic properties and fluxgate sensor noise power. Four properties are predicted to affect noise power, two of which are well known: saturation total magnetic flux density and magnetic anisotropy. The two additional properties are easy axes alignment and foil thickness. Flux density and magnetic anisotropy are primary magnetic properties determined by an alloy's chemistry and crystalline lattice properties. Easy axes alignment and foil thickness are secondary, geometrical properties related to an alloy's polycrystalline fabric and manufacture. Improvements to fluxgate noise performance can in principle be achieved by optimizing any of these four properties in such a way as to minimize magnetostatic energy. Fluxgate signal power is proportional to B - H loop curvature [d2B/dH2]. The degree to which Barkhausen jumps coincide with loop curvature is a measure of noise that accompanies the fluxgate signal. B - H loops with significant curvature beyond the open hysteresis loop may be used to advantage to acquire the fluxgate signal with reduced noise.

  4. Observations of hysteresis in the annual exchange circulation of a large microtidal estuary

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    Meyers, Steven D.; Wilson, Monica; Luther, Mark. E.

    2015-04-01

    A nonlinear relation between the salinity field and the subtidal exchange circulation in the Tampa Bay estuary is demonstrated using observational data from 1999 to 2011. The data are averaged to form mean monthly climatological values of total freshwater discharge (Q), axial and vertical salinity gradients, and subtidal vertical shear. Well-known steady state solutions indicate that the exchange circulation is linearly proportional to the horizontal salinity gradient, assuming a constant vertical eddy viscosity (Aeff). The exchange flow is found to be multivalued with respect to the horizontal salinity gradient, forming a hysteresis loop in parameter space that passes through three dynamical regimes. Regime I is relatively dry with weak salinity gradients and exchange circulation. Regime II is the wet season (June-September) in which all quantities rapidly increase. In regime III, the exchange flow persists even though Q and the axial salinity gradient are again low. Gradient Richardson numbers and Simpson numbers also form a loop in parameter space with Ri remaining subcritical (turbulent) until the wet season when Ri rises above criticality (weak vertical mixing) where it remains through the end of regime III. The Simpson number is in a narrow range around 0.2, indicating that the horizontal salinity gradient is always a driver of the exchange circulation. The Aeff, estimated from a parameterization of the Richardson number, decreases by almost an order of magnitude from regimes I to II. It remains low during III, indicating that the persistent stratification is insulating the exchange flow from destruction by tidal mixing during this time period.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Hysteresis, avalanches, and disorder-induced critical scaling: A renormalization-group approach

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    Dahmen, K.; Sethna, J.P.

    1996-06-01

    Hysteresis loops are often seen in experiments at first-order phase transformations, when the system goes out of equilibrium. They may have a macroscopic jump (roughly as in the supercooling of liquids) or they may be smoothly varying (as seen in most magnets). We have studied the nonequilibrium zero-temperature random-field Ising-model as a model for hysteretic behavior at first-order phase transformations. As disorder is added, one finds a transition where the jump in the magnetization (corresponding to an infinite avalanche) decreases to zero. At this transition we find a diverging length scale, power-law distributions of noise (avalanches), and universal behavior. We expand the critical exponents about mean-field theory in 6{minus}{epsilon} dimensions. Using a mapping to the pure Ising model, we Borel sum the 6{minus}{epsilon} expansion to {ital O}({epsilon}{sup 5}) for the correlation length exponent. We have developed a method for directly calculating avalanche distribution exponents, which we perform to {ital O}({epsilon}). Our analytical predictions agree with numerical exponents in two, three, four, and five dimensions [Perkovi{acute c} {ital et} {ital al}., Phys. Rev. Lett. {bold 75}, 4528 (1995)]. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  8. Thermal and quantum fluctuation effects in rotational hysteresis of ring Bose-Einstein condensates

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    Edwards, M.; Heller, C.; Wang, Y.-H.; Clark, C. W.

    2015-05-01

    In a recent experiment a ring Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) with zero circulation (with winding number m = 0) and stirred by a barrier jumped to an m = 1 state when stirred faster than a certain critical speed, ?+ c. Conversely an m = 1 condensate dropped to m = 0 when stirred below a critical speed, ?? c, which was lower than ?+ c. The hysteresis loop areas, ?+ c -?- c , disagreed significantly with the predictions of the zero-temperature Gross-Pitaevskii equation. We report the results of simulating this experiment with both the Zaremba-Nikuni-Griffin (ZNG) theory and the Truncated Wigner Approximation (TWA). The ZNG theory can account for thermal fluctuations while the TWA can also account for quantum fluctations of the gas. We compare the results of these simulations with the experimental data and describe how the dynamics of vortex/antivortex pairs formed in the barrier region during the stirring is modified by the presence of a thermal cloud and by quantum fluctuations beyond the mean field. Supported by NSF grants PHY-1068761 and ARO Atomtronics MURI.

  9. Thermal and quantum fluctuation effects in rotational hysteresis of ring Bose-Einstein condensates

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    Clark, C. W.; Wang, Y.-H.; Heller, C.; Edwards, M.

    2015-03-01

    In a recent experment a ring Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) with zero circulation (with winding number m = 0) and stirred by a barrier jumped to an m = 1 state when stirred faster than a certain critical speed, ?c+. Conversely an m = 1 condensate dropped to m = 0 when stirred below a critical speed, ?c-, which was lower than ?c+. The hysteresis loop areas, ?c+ -?c- , disagreed significantly with the predictions of the zero-temperature Gross-Pitaevskii equation. We report the results of simulating this experiment with both the Zaremba-Nikuni-Griffin (ZNG) theory and the Truncated Wigner Approximation (TWA). The ZNG theory can account for thermal fluctuations while the TWA can also account for quantum fluctations of the gas. We compare the results of these simulations with the experimental data and describe how the dynamics of vortex/antivortex pairs formed in the barrier region during the stirring is modified by the presence of a thermal cloud and by quantum fluctuations beyond the mean field. Supported by NSF Grants PHY-1068761 and ARO Atomtronics MURI.

  10. Magnetic hysteresis in small-grained CoxPd1-x nanowire arrays

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    Viqueira, M. S.; Pozo-Lpez, G.; Urreta, S. E.; Cond, A. M.; Cornejo, D. R.; Fabietti, L. M.

    2015-11-01

    Co-Pd nanowires with small grain size are fabricated by AC electrodeposition into hexagonally ordered alumina pores, 20-35 nm in diameter and about 1 ?m long. The effects of the alloy composition, the nanowire diameter and the grain size on the hysteresis properties are considered. X-ray diffraction indicates that the nanowires are single phase, a fcc Co-Pd solid solution; electron microscopy results show that they are polycrystalline, with randomly oriented grains (7-12 nm), smaller than the wire diameter. Nanowire arrays are ferromagnetic, with an easy magnetization axis parallel to the nanowire long axis. Both, the coercive field and the loop squareness monotonously increase with the Co content and with the grain size, but no clear correlation with the wire diameter is found. The Co and Co-rich nanowire arrays exhibit coercive fields and reduced remanence values quite insensitive to temperature in the range 4 K-300 K; on the contrary, in Pd-rich nanowires both magnitudes are smaller and they largely increase during cooling below 100 K. These behaviors are systematized by considering the strong dependences displayed by the magneto-crystalline anisotropy and the saturation magnetostriction on composition and temperature. At low temperatures the effective anisotropy value and the domain-wall width to grain size ratio drastically change, promoting less cooperative and harder nucleation modes.

  11. Terahertz-Triggered Phase Transition and Hysteresis Narrowing in a Nanoantenna Patterned Vanadium Dioxide Film.

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    Thompson, Zachary J; Stickel, Andrew; Jeong, Young-Gyun; Han, Sanghoon; Son, Byung Hee; Paul, Michael J; Lee, Byounghwak; Mousavian, Ali; Seo, Giwan; Kim, Hyun-Tak; Lee, Yun-Shik; Kim, Dai-Sik

    2015-09-01

    We demonstrate that high-field terahertz (THz) pulses trigger transient insulator-to-metal transition in a nanoantenna patterned vanadium dioxide thin film. THz transmission of vanadium dioxide instantaneously decreases in the presence of strong THz fields. The transient THz absorption indicates that strong THz fields induce electronic insulator-to-metal transition without causing a structural transformation. The transient phase transition is activated on the subcycle time scale during which the THz pulse drives the electron distribution of vanadium dioxide far from equilibrium and disturb the electron correlation. The strong THz fields lower the activation energy in the insulating phase. The THz-triggered insulator-to-metal transition gives rise to hysteresis loop narrowing, while lowering the transition temperature both for heating and cooling sequences. THz nanoantennas enhance the field-induced phase transition by intensifying the field strength and improve the detection sensitivity via antenna resonance. The experimental results demonstrate a potential that plasmonic nanostructures incorporating vanadium dioxide can be the basis for ultrafast, energy-efficient electronic and photonic devices. PMID:26301339

  12. Cochlear hysteresis: Observation with low-frequency modulated distortion product otoacoustic emissions

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    Bian, Lin; Linhardt, Erin E.; Chertoff, Mark E.

    2004-05-01

    Low-frequency modulation of distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) can be used to estimate a nonlinear transducer function (fTr) of the cochlea. From gerbils, DPOAEs were measured while presenting a high-level bias tone. Within one period of the bias tone, the magnitudes of the cubic difference tone (CDT, 2f1-f2) demonstrated two similar modulation patterns (MPs) each resembled the absolute value of the third derivative of the fTr. The center peaks of the MPs occurred at positive sound pressures for rising in bias pressure or loading of the cochlear transducer, and more negative pressures while decreasing bias amplitude or unloading. The corresponding fTr revealed a sigmoid-shaped hysteresis loop with counterclockwise traversal. Physiologic indices that characterized the double MP varied with primary level. A Boltzmann-function-based model with negative damping as a feedback component was proposed. The model was able to replicate the experimental results. Model parameters that fit to the CDT data indicated higher transducer gain and more prominent feedback role at lower primary levels. Both physiologic indices and model parameters suggest that the cochlear transducer dynamically changes its gain with input signal level and the nonlinear mechanism is a time-dependent feedback process.

  13. 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.

  14. Matrix and size effects on the appearance of the thermal hysteresis in 2D spin crossover nanoparticles

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    Linares, Jorge; Jureschi, Catalin-Maricel; Boulmaali, Ayoub; Boukheddaden, Kamel

    2016-04-01

    The Ising-like model is used to simulate the thermal behavior of a 2D spin crossover (SC) nanoparticle embedded in a matrix, which affects the ligand field at its surface. First, we discuss the standard case of the isolated nanoparticle, and in the second part we consider the effect of the interaction between edge molecules and their local environment. We found that in the case of an isolated SC nanoparticle presenting a gradual spin transition, the matrix effect may drive a first-order spin transition accompanied with a hysteresis loop. An in-depth analysis of the physical mechanism underlying this unusual property is performed, leading to build up the system's phase diagram which clarifies the conditions of appearance of the first-order transition in the current 2D SC nanoparticles as function of their size and the strength of their interaction with their immediate environment.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  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

    2003-01-01

    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.

  4. Documenting Science Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge through PaP-eRs.

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    Loughran, John; Milroy, Philippa; Berry, Amanda; Gunstone, Richard; Mulhall, Pamela

    2001-01-01

    Examines ways in which knowledge might be captured, articulated, and portrayed to others. Develops an approach to articulation and portrayal based on what is called the CoRe (Content Representation), which represents the particular content/topic of the science teaching, and PaP-eRs (Pedagogical and Professional experience Repertoire), which

  5. P.E.E.R.: Dickinson College's Summer Gown/Town Program for Elementary Children.

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    Boytim, James A.

    Dickinson College has operated the Program for Education, Enrichment, and Recreation (P.E.E.R.) for 66 children ages 7-11 since 1968. The program operates for an 8-week summer session for elementary school children who may benefit from a supervised, structured, small group experience. Swimming instruction is provided along with other sports, arts

  6. Carex opaca (Hermann) P.E. Pothrock & Reznicek (CYPERACEAE) new to North Carolina

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    Carex opaca (F. J. Hermann) P.E. Rothrock & Reznicek (CYPERACEAE) is reported from two sites in North Carolina. These are the first records of C. opaca from North Carolina and represent easternmost stations for this species in the United States. Previously C. opaca was known from Arkansas, Illino...

  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. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Detangling extrinsic and intrinsic hysteresis for detecting dynamic switch of electric dipoles using graphene field-effect transistors on ferroelectric gates.

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    Ma, Chunrui; Gong, Youpin; Lu, Rongtao; Brown, Emery; Ma, Beihai; Li, Jun; Wu, Judy

    2015-11-28

    A transition in source-drain current vs. back gate voltage (ID-VBG) characteristics from extrinsic polar molecule dominant hysteresis to anti-hysteresis induced by an oxygen deficient surface layer that is intrinsic to the ferroelectric thin films has been observed on graphene field-effect transistors on Pb0.92La0.08Zr0.52Ti0.48O3 gates (GFET/PLZT-Gate) during a vacuum annealing process developed to systematically remove the polar molecules adsorbed on the GFET channel surface. This allows the extrinsic and intrinsic hysteresis on GFET/PLZT-gate devices to detangle and the detection of the dynamic switch of electric dipoles using GFETs, taking advantage of their high gating efficiency on ferroelectric gate. A model of the charge trapping and pinning mechanism is proposed to successfully explain the transition. In response to pulsed VBG trains of positive, negative, as well as alternating polarities, respectively, the source-drain current ID variation is instantaneous with the response amplitude following the ID-VBG loops measured by DC VBG with consideration of the remnant polarization after a given VBG pulse when the gate electric field exceeds the coercive field of the PLZT. A detection sensitivity of around 212 dipole per μm(2) has been demonstrated at room temperature, suggesting the GFET/ferroelectric-gate devices provide a promising high-sensitivity scheme for uncooled detection of electrical dipole dynamic switch. PMID:26331952

  19. Dehumidification -- Closed loop systems

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    Wyatt, C.H.; Crowe, A.R.

    1995-12-01

    Dehumidification is the removal of water from the air. Dehumidification equipment treats the ambient air before the air is introduced to the enclosure. A closed loop system, is one that theoretically routes all the air exiting an enclosure through the appropriate filter media and treatment equipment and then returns it to the enclosure. By establishing a closed loop system, the ``treated`` air is continuously processed which improves the efficiency of this operation. The generic types of dehumidification equipment and their application in a closed loop system will be presented.

  20. Dehumidification -- Closed loop systems

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    Wyatt, C.H.; Crowe, A.R.

    1996-05-01

    Dehumidification is the removal of water from the air. Dehumidification equipment treats the ambient air before it is introduced to the enclosure. A closed loop system is one that theoretically routes all the air exiting an enclosure through the appropriate filter media and treatment equipment and then returns it to the enclosure. By establishing a closed loop system, the ``treated`` air is continuously processed, which improves the efficiency of this operation. The generic types of dehumidification equipment and their application in a closed loop system will be presented. This article will deal solely with the use of dehumidification and other related equipment used to control the environment within the work enclosure.

  1. Magnetization loop modelling for superconducting/ferromagnetic tube of an ac magnetic cloak

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    Gmry, F.; Solovyov, M.; ouc, J.

    2015-04-01

    From the combination of superconducting (SC) and ferromagnetic (FM) materials, one can prepare composites with unusual magnetic properties, e.g. for the cloaking of a dc or low-frequency ac magnetic field by a shell from a SC/FM composite. In the design and optimisation of such SC/FM structures, numerical modelling is essential. Non-linear magnetic permeability, as well as the hysteresis of both kinds of materials, are to be incorporated in the calculations aimed at achieving reliable estimates. We present a technique that allows the prediction of the ac magnetization loops of SC/FM composites. The critical state model-based approach is used to describe the properties of the superconducting material. The ferromagnetic part is characterized by its (non-hysteretic) nonlinear permeability. With these ingredients, the distributions of the magnetic field are calculated in subsequent instants of the ac cycle and are used to evaluate the preliminary data for the magnetization loop, which is still missing the hysteresis of the FM part. Afterward, the latter component is added to the magnetization loop by an approximation deduced from the known dependence of the hysteresis loss in the FM material on the ac magnetic field. In spite of its approximate nature, this approach demonstrated very good predictability in experimental tests.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Natively unstructured loops differ from other loops.

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    Schlessinger, Avner; Liu, Jinfeng; Rost, Burkhard

    2007-07-01

    Natively unstructured or disordered protein regions may increase the functional complexity of an organism; they are particularly abundant in eukaryotes and often evade structure determination. Many computational methods predict unstructured regions by training on outliers in otherwise well-ordered structures. Here, we introduce an approach that uses a neural network in a very different and novel way. We hypothesize that very long contiguous segments with nonregular secondary structure (NORS regions) differ significantly from regular, well-structured loops, and that a method detecting such features could predict natively unstructured regions. Training our new method, NORSnet, on predicted information rather than on experimental data yielded three major advantages: it removed the overlap between testing and training, it systematically covered entire proteomes, and it explicitly focused on one particular aspect of unstructured regions with a simple structural interpretation, namely that they are loops. Our hypothesis was correct: well-structured and unstructured loops differ so substantially that NORSnet succeeded in their distinction. Benchmarks on previously used and new experimental data of unstructured regions revealed that NORSnet performed very well. Although it was not the best single prediction method, NORSnet was sufficiently accurate to flag unstructured regions in proteins that were previously not annotated. In one application, NORSnet revealed previously undetected unstructured regions in putative targets for structural genomics and may thereby contribute to increasing structural coverage of large eukaryotic families. NORSnet found unstructured regions more often in domain boundaries than expected at random. In another application, we estimated that 50%-70% of all worm proteins observed to have more than seven protein-protein interaction partners have unstructured regions. The comparative analysis between NORSnet and DISOPRED2 suggested that long unstructured loops are a major part of unstructured regions in molecular networks. PMID:17658943

  6. Introduction to Loop Heat Pipes

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    Ku, Jentung

    2015-01-01

    This is the presentation file for the short course Introduction to Loop Heat Pipes, to be conducted at the 2015 Thermal Fluids and Analysis Workshop, August 3-7, 2015, Silver Spring, Maryland. This course will discuss operating principles and performance characteristics of a loop heat pipe. Topics include: 1) pressure profiles in the loop; 2) loop operating temperature; 3) operating temperature control; 4) loop startup; 4) loop shutdown; 5) loop transient behaviors; 6) sizing of loop components and determination of fluid inventory; 7) analytical modeling; 8) examples of flight applications; and 9) recent LHP developments.

  7. Models of flaring loops

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    Emslie, A. Gordon

    1989-01-01

    The somewhat questionable concept of an isolated flare loop and the various physical mechanisms believed to be responsible, to some degree, for energy transport within the loop structure is reviewed. Observational evidence suggests a predominant role for high-energy electrons as an energy transport mechanism, and the consequences of such a scenario is explored in some detail, focusing on radiation signatures in the soft X-ray, hard X-ray, and EUV wavebands, as observed by recent satellite observatories. It is found that the predictions of flare loop models are in fact in excellent agreement with these observations, reinforcing both the notion of the loop as a fundamental component of solar flares and the belief that electron acceleration is an integral part of the flare energy release process.

  8. A loop quantum multiverse?

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    Bojowald, Martin

    2013-02-01

    Inhomogeneous space-times in loop quantum cosmology have come under better control with recent advances in effective methods. Even highly inhomogeneous situations, for which multiverse scenarios provide extreme examples, can now be considered at least qualitatively.

  9. Hot giant loop holography

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    Grignani, Gianluca; Karczmarek, Joanna L.; Semenoff, Gordon W.

    2010-07-15

    We argue that there is a phase transition in the expectation value of the Polyakov loop operator in the large N limit of the high temperature deconfined phase of N=4 Yang-Mills theory on a spatial S{sup 3}. It occurs for the large completely symmetric representation of the SU(N) symmetry group. We speculate that this transition is reflected in the D-branes which are the string theory duals of giant loops.

  10. Explaining Warm Coronal Loops

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    Klimchuk, James A.; Karpen, Judy T.; Patsourakos, Spiros

    2008-01-01

    One of the great mysteries of coronal physics that has come to light in the last few years is the discovery that warn (- 1 INK) coronal loops are much denser than expected for quasi-static equilibrium. Both the excess densities and relatively long lifetimes of the loops can be explained with bundles of unresolved strands that are heated impulsively to very high temperatures. Since neighboring strands are at different stages of cooling, the composite loop bundle is multi-thermal, with the distribution of temperatures depending on the details of the "nanoflare storm." Emission hotter than 2 MK is predicted, but it is not clear that such emission is always observed. We consider two possible explanations for the existence of over-dense warm loops without corresponding hot emission: (1) loops are bundles of nanoflare heated strands, but a significant fraction of the nanoflare energy takes the form of a nonthermal electron beam rather then direct plasma heating; (2) loops are bundles of strands that undergo thermal nonequilibrium that results when steady heating is sufficiently concentrated near the footpoints. We present numerical hydro simulations of both of these possibilities and explore the observational consequences, including the production of hard X-ray emission and absorption by cool material in the corona.

  11. 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

  12. Nonequilibrium hysteresis and spin relaxation in the mixed-anisotropy dipolar-coupled spin-glass LiHo0.5Er0.5F4

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    Piatek, J. O.; Kovacevic, I.; Babkevich, P.; Dalla Piazza, B.; Neithardt, S.; Gavilano, J.; Krmer, K. W.; Rnnow, H. M.

    2014-11-01

    We present a study of the model spin-glass LiHo0.5Er0.5F4 using simultaneous ac susceptibility, magnetization, and magnetocaloric effect measurements along with small angle neutron scattering (SANS) at sub-Kelvin temperatures. All measured bulk quantities reveal hysteretic behavior when the field is applied along the crystallographic c axis. Furthermore, avalanchelike relaxation is observed in a static field after ramping from the zero-field-cooled state up to 200-300 Oe. SANS measurements are employed to track the microscopic spin reconfiguration throughout both the hysteresis loop and the related relaxation. Comparing the SANS data to inhomogeneous mean-field calculations performed on a box of one million unit cells provides a real-space picture of the spin configuration. We discover that the avalanche is being driven by released Zeeman energy, which heats the sample and creates positive feedback, continuing the avalanche. The combination of SANS and mean-field simulations reveal that the conventional distribution of cluster sizes is replaced by one with a depletion of intermediate cluster sizes for much of the hysteresis loop.

  13. Water adsorption in disordered mesoporous silica (Vycor) at 300 K and 650 K: a Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulation study of hysteresis.

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    Puibasset, Jol; Pellenq, Roland J-M

    2005-03-01

    This numerical simulation paper focuses on the adsorption/desorption of water in disordered mesoporous silica glasses (Vycor-like). The numerical adsorbent was previously obtained by off lattice method, and was shown to reproduce quite well the micro- and mesotextural properties of real Vycor, as well as morphological (pore size distribution) and topological (pore interconnections) disorder. The water-water interactions are described by the SPC model while water-silica interactions are calculated in the framework of the PN-TrAZ model. The water adsorption/desorption isotherms and the configurational energies are calculated by the Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulation method. The low pressure results compare well with experiments, showing the good transferability of the intermolecular potential. It is shown that if the hysteresis loop observed in the adsorption/desorption isotherm is considered as a true phase transition (which is actually still an open question in the case of disordered porous materials), then it is possible to calculate the grand potential by applying the thermodynamic integration scheme. The grand potential is shown to be multivalued for low (subcritical) temperature, and continuous for high (supercritical) temperature. A coexistence point is found within the hysteresis loop, actually close to the vertical desorption line. Below the equilibrium chemical potential, the gaslike branch is stable whereas the liquidlike branch is metastable. The situation is reversed above the coexistence point. PMID:15836159

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. Application of magnetomechanical hysteresis modeling to magnetic techniques for monitoring neutron embrittlement and biaxial stress. Progress report, June 1991--December 1991

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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.

  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. 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.

  6. Classical Physics and Quantum Loops

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    Barry R. Holstein; John F. Donoghue

    2004-05-01

    The standard picture of the loop expansion associates a factor of h-bar with each loop, suggesting that the tree diagrams are to be associated with classical physics, while loop effects are quantum mechanical in nature. We discuss examples wherein classical effects arise from loop contributions and display the relationship between the classical terms and the long range effects of massless particles.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Optical microfiber loop resonator

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    Sumetsky, M.; Dulashko, Y.; Fini, J. M.; Hale, A.

    2005-04-01

    We experimentally demonstrate an optical microfiber loop resonator. The resonator was formed in free space by creating a loop from the subwavelength-diameter waist of a short biconical optical fiber taper. The loop length was chosen so that the free spectrum range of the resonator was 100GHz at the optical communication wavelengths near 1.5?m. In order to change and optimize the spectral characteristics such as the effect of birefringence, the shape of resonances, and the free spectrum range, we manually varied the microfiber self-coupling by alignment of the input and output ends of the loop, which were attached to each other by Van der Waals and electrostatic forces. In particular, we tuned the microfiber loop resonator to exhibit resonances with a Q-factor exceeding 15 000 (finesse ?10) and, also, to the regime of critical coupling with the extinction ratio of transmission oscillations exceeding 34dB. This paper was in press when we achieved the values of 95 000 and 630 000 for the loaded and intrinsic Q-factor, respectively (see note added in proof). We believe that the demonstrated Q-factor can be significantly enhanced with the more uniform microfiber.

  10. Permutations and the loop

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    Brown, T. W.

    2008-06-01

    We consider the one-loop two-point function for multi-trace operators in the U(2) sector of Script N = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills at finite N. We derive an expression for it in terms of U(N) and Sn+1 group theory data, where n is the length of the operators. The Clebsch-Gordan operators constructed in [1], which are diagonal at tree level, only mix at one loop if you can reach the same (n+1)-box Young diagram by adding a single box to each of the n-box Young diagrams of their U(N) representations (which organise their multi-trace structure). Similar results are expected for higher loops and for other sectors of the global symmetry group.

  11. Loop quantum gravity

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    Chiou, Dah-Wei

    2015-12-01

    This paper presents an "in-a-nutshell" yet self-contained introductory review on loop quantum gravity (LQG) a background-independent, nonperturbative approach to a consistent quantum theory of gravity. Instead of rigorous and systematic derivations, it aims to provide a general picture of LQG, placing emphasis on the fundamental ideas and their significance. The canonical formulation of LQG, as the central topic of the paper, is presented in a logically orderly fashion with moderate details, while the spin foam theory, black hole thermodynamics, and loop quantum cosmology are covered briefly. Current directions and open issues are also summarized.

  12. Long-term soil moisture variability from a new P-E water budget method

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    Zeng, N.; Yoon, J.; Mariotti, A.; Swenson, S. C.

    2006-05-01

    Basin-scale soil moisture is traditionally estimated using either land-surface model forced by observed meteorological variables or atmospheric moisture convergence from atmospheric analysis and observed runoff. Interannual variability from such methods suffer from major uncertainties due to the sensitivity to small imperfections in the land-surface model or the atmospheric analysis. Here we introduce a novel P-E method in estimating basin-scale soil moisture, or more precisely apparent land water storage (AWS). The key input variables are observed precipitation and runoff, and reconstructed evaporation. We show the results for the tropics using the example of the Amazon basin. The seasonal cycle of diagnosed soil moisture over the Amazon is about 200mm, compares favorably with satellite estimate from the GRACE mission, thus lending confidence both in this method and the usefulness of space gravity based large-scale soil moisture estimate. This is about twice as large as estimates from several traditional methods, suggesting that current models tend to under estimate the soil moisture variability. One of the advantage of the P-E method is to retrive long-term variability of the basin-scale soil moisture (including interannual and decadal time scales), which can provide valuable information to understand climate variability and to predict future climate condition. However, validation on reconstructed evaporation is very difficult due to lack of observation. The interannual variability in AWS in the Amazon basin is about 150mm, also consistent with GRACE data, but much larger than model results. We also apply this P-E method to the midlatitude Mississippi basin and discuss the impact of major 20th century droughts such as the dust bowl period on the long-term soil moisture variability. The results suggest the existence of soil moisture memories on decadal time scales, significantly longer than typically assumed seasonal timescales.

  13. P-E Fit as Moderator of the Accountability--Employee Reactions Relationships: Convergent Results across Two Samples

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    Lanivich, Stephen E.; Brees, Jeremy R.; Hochwarter, Wayne A.; Ferris, Gerald R.

    2010-01-01

    The current two-sample investigation, which incorporated Conservation of Resources (COR) and Person-Environment (P-E) fit theories, investigated the interaction effects of felt accountability x P-E fit on the work outcomes of job satisfaction, organizational commitment, depressed mood, and work intensity. Consistent with the conceptual

  14. Automatic one-loop calculations with Sherpa+OpenLoops

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    Cascioli, F.; Hche, S.; Krauss, F.; Maierhfer, P.; Pozzorini, S.; Siegert, F.

    2014-06-01

    We report on the OpenLoops generator for one-loop matrix elements and its application to four-lepton production in association with up to one jet. The open loops algorithm uses a numerical recursion to construct the numerator of one-loop Feynman diagrams as functions of the loop momentum. In combination with tensor integrals this results in a highly efficient and numerically stable matrix element generator. In order to obtain a fully automated setup for the simulation of next-to-leading order scattering processes we interfaced OpenLoops to the Sherpa Monte Carlo event generator.

  15. Overview of Loop Heat Pipe Operation

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    Ku, Jentung

    1999-01-01

    Loop heat pipes (LHP's) are two-phase heat transfer devices that utilize the evaporation and condensation of a working fluid to transfer heat, and the capillary forces developed in the porous wicks to circulate the fluid. The LHP was first developed in the former Soviet Union in the early 1980s, about the same time that the capillary pumped loop (CPL) was developed in the United States. The LHP is known for its high pumping capability and robust operation mainly due to the use of fine-pored metal wicks and an integral evaporator/hydro-accumulator design. The LHP technology is rapidly gaining acceptance in aerospace community. It is the baseline design for thermal control of several spacecraft, including NASA's GLAS and Chemistry, ESA's ATLID, CNES' STENTOR, RKA's OBZOR, and several commercial satellites. Numerous LHP papers have been published since the mid-1980's. Most papers presented test results and discussions on certain specific aspects of the LHP operation. LHP's and CPL's show many similarities in their operating principles and performance characteristics. However, they also display significant differences in many aspects of their operation. Some of the LHP behaviors may seem strange or mysterious, even to experienced CPL practitioners. The main purpose of this paper is to present a systematic description of the operating principles and thermal-hydraulic behaviors of LHP'S. LHP operating principles will be given first, followed by a description of the thermal-hydraulics involved in LHP operation. Operating characteristics and important parameters affecting the LHP operation will then be described in detail. Peculiar behaviors of the LHP, including temperature hysteresis and temperature overshoot during start-up, will be explained. For simplicity, most discussions will focus upon LHP's with a single evaporator and a single condenser, but devices with multiple evaporators and condensers will also be discussed. Similarities and differences between LHP's and CPL's will be addressed throughout the paper whenever appropriate.

  16. Livermore Compiler Analysis Loop Suite

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    2013-03-01

    LCALS is designed to evaluate compiler optimizations and performance of a variety of loop kernels and loop traversal software constructs. Some of the loop kernels are pulled directly from "Livermore Loops Coded in C", developed at LLNL (see item 11 below for details of earlier code versions). The older suites were used to evaluate floating-point performances of hardware platforms prior to porting larger application codes. The LCALS suite is geared toward assissing C++ compiler optimizations and platform performance related to SIMD vectorization, OpenMP threading, and advanced C++ language features. LCALS contains 20 of 24 loop kernels from the older Livermore Loop suites, plus various others representative of loops found in current production appkication codes at LLNL. The latter loops emphasize more diverse loop constructs and data access patterns than the others, such as multi-dimensional difference stencils. The loops are included in a configurable framework, which allows control of compilation, loop sampling for execution timing, which loops are run and their lengths. It generates timing statistics for analysis and comparing variants of individual loops. Also, it is easy to add loops to the suite as desired.

  17. Livermore Compiler Analysis Loop Suite

    Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC)

    2013-03-01

    LCALS is designed to evaluate compiler optimizations and performance of a variety of loop kernels and loop traversal software constructs. Some of the loop kernels are pulled directly from "Livermore Loops Coded in C", developed at LLNL (see item 11 below for details of earlier code versions). The older suites were used to evaluate floating-point performances of hardware platforms prior to porting larger application codes. The LCALS suite is geared toward assissing C++ compiler optimizationsmore » and platform performance related to SIMD vectorization, OpenMP threading, and advanced C++ language features. LCALS contains 20 of 24 loop kernels from the older Livermore Loop suites, plus various others representative of loops found in current production appkication codes at LLNL. The latter loops emphasize more diverse loop constructs and data access patterns than the others, such as multi-dimensional difference stencils. The loops are included in a configurable framework, which allows control of compilation, loop sampling for execution timing, which loops are run and their lengths. It generates timing statistics for analysis and comparing variants of individual loops. Also, it is easy to add loops to the suite as desired.« less

  18. 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.

  19. Real-space mapping of dynamic phenomena during hysteresis loop measurements: Dynamic Switching Spectroscopy Piezoresponse Force Microscopy

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    Kumar, Amit; Ovchinnikov, Oleg S; Jesse, Stephen; Kalinin, Sergei V

    2011-01-01

    Dynamic switching spectroscopy piezoresponse force microscopy is developed to separate thermodynamic and kinetic effects in local bias-induced phase transitions. The approaches for visualization and analysis of 5D data are discussed. The spatial and voltage variability of relaxation behavior of the a-c domain lead zirconate-titanate surface suggest the interpretation in terms of surface charge dynamics. This approach is applicable to local studies of dynamic behavior in any system with reversible bias-induced phase transitions ranging from ferroelectrics and multiferroics to ionic systems such as Li-ion and oxygen-ion conductors in batteries, fuel cells, and electroresistive systems.

  20. Closing the Loop Sampler.

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    California Integrated Waste Management Board, Sacramento.

    Closing the Loop (CTL) is a science curriculum designed to introduce students to integrated waste management through awareness. This document presents five lesson plans focusing on developing an understanding of natural resources, solid wastes, conservation, and the life of landfills. Contents include: (1) "What Are Natural Resources?"; (2)

  1. NETL - Chemical Looping Reactor

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    2013-07-24

    NETL's Chemical Looping Reactor unit is a high-temperature integrated CLC process with extensive instrumentation to improve computational simulations. A non-reacting test unit is also used to study solids flow at ambient temperature. The CLR unit circulates approximately 1,000 pounds per hour at temperatures around 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. In the Loop

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    Naylor, Michael

    2006-01-01

    In the mid-1800s, Englishman John Venn invented a type of diagram to help visualize logical relationships. A Venn diagram is simply a rectangular box with circular loops in it that overlap to show how objects are related. This article describes activities with Venn diagrams that can be a fun way to sharpen students' logic skills and develop number…

  3. NETL - Chemical Looping Reactor

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    None

    2014-06-26

    NETL's Chemical Looping Reactor unit is a high-temperature integrated CLC process with extensive instrumentation to improve computational simulations. A non-reacting test unit is also used to study solids flow at ambient temperature. The CLR unit circulates approximately 1,000 pounds per hour at temperatures around 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.

  4. Closing the Assessment Loop

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    Banta, Trudy W.; Blaich, Charles

    2011-01-01

    Accreditors, speakers at assessment conferences, and campus leaders all decry the fact that too few faculty are closing the loop--that is, studying assessment findings to see what improvements might be suggested and taking the appropriate steps to make them. This is difficult enough with locally developed measures; adding the need to interpret

  5. Severe obesity: a growing health concern A.S.P.E.N. should not ignore.

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    Shikora, Scott A

    2005-01-01

    The definition of malnutrition in the published standards of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is any derangement in the normal nutrition status and includes overnutrition, commonly referred to as obesity. The incidence of obesity is increasing and reaching epidemic proportions in the United States and even worldwide. This has significant financial impact as our society spends billions of dollars on fad diets, commercial weight-loss programs, nutrition and dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter medications, and health clubs. Another approximately dollars 100 billion are spent to treat the medical consequences of obesity. Currently, for those patients with intractable morbid obesity, defined as having a body mass index >40 kg/m2, surgery offers the only option for achieving meaningful and sustainable weight loss. The resultant weight loss dramatically improves health and decreases the cost of health care for these patients. Years of refinement in technology and the introduction of safer and less invasive procedures have dramatically reduced the short-term morbidities and long-term metabolic consequences of these procedures. This address will review the field of weight loss (bariatric) surgery and will offer a compelling request for A.S.P.E.N. to include obesity in its fabric. PMID:15961686

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Electromagnetic inductive models for the loop-loop flaring interaction

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    Khodachenko, M.; Rucker, H.

    2003-04-01

    The solar corona is a highly structured medium. Coronal loops, which trace closed magnetic field lines, are the primary structural elements. These loops are the evolving non-stationary objects growing up and changing their shape. Complex dynamics of the loops together with action of possible under-photospheric dynamo mechanisms cause the majority of coronal magnetic loops to be very likely as the current-carrying ones. In that connection none of the loops can be considered as isolated from the surroundings. Moving relative each other current-carrying loops should interact via the magnetic field and currents. The simplest way to take account of this interaction consists in application of the equivalent electric circuit models of the loops. In these models each loop in the group is considered as an electric circuit with variable parameters (resistance, inductive coefficients) which depend on the geometry of the loop and its position with respect to neighbouring loops. Plasma parameters in the magnetic tube as well influence the electric characteristics of the equivalent circuit. It follows from observations that a large number of flares occurs in the regions where a new magnetic loop emerges and interacts with the existing loops. Such events are known as the "interacting flare loops". Here we present further development of the idea of the flaring loop-loop inductive interaction, which was first suggested by Melrose [1] and later applied by Aschwanden et al. [2] for interpretation of observations. In addition to [1] and [2], we note that relative motion of the loops before their reconnection creates significant inductive electromotive forces in their electric circuits which appear as a powerful source for changing the currents in the loops. Change of the currents disturbs the pre-existed thermal equilibrium of the loops and results in a change of the plasma temperature, which in its turn influences the resistivity of the circuit and the radiative energy losses. Each of the interacting flaring magnetic loops in our model is described by two equations: the equation for the equivalent electric circuit, which describes dynamics of the total longitudinal electric current in the loop, and the energy equation. By means of our model we describe the processes of fast, flare-like, plasma temperature increase in the inductively connected growing magnetic loops as well as run-away electrons acceleration in the loops by inductive electric fields. [0.8cm] References Melrose, D.B., 1997, ApJ, 486, 521. Aschwanden, M.J., Kosugi, T., Hanaoka, Y., Nishio, M., Melrose, D.B.,1999, ApJ, 526, 1026.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  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. COLD TEST LOOP INTEGRATED TEST LOOP RESULTS

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    Abraham, TJ

    2003-10-22

    A testing facility (Cold Test Loop) was constructed and operated to demonstrate the efficacy of the Accelerated Waste Retrieval (AWR) Project's planned sluicing approach to the remediation of Silos 1 and 2 at the Fernald Environmental Management Project near Cincinnati, Ohio. The two silos contain almost 10,000 tons of radium-bearing low-level waste, which consists primarily of solids of raffinates from processing performed on ores from the Democratic Republic of Congo (commonly referred to as ''Belgium Congo ores'') for the recovery of uranium. These silos are 80 ft in diameter, 36 ft high to the center of the dome, and 26.75 ft to the top of the vertical side walls. The test facility contained two test systems, each designed for a specific purpose. The first system, the Integrated Test Loop (ITL), a near-full-scale plant including the actual equipment to be installed at the Fernald Site, was designed to demonstrate the sluicing operation and confirm the selection of a slurry pump, the optimal sluicing nozzle operation, and the preliminary design material balance. The second system, the Component Test Loop (CTL), was designed to evaluate many of the key individual components of the waste retrieval system over an extended run. The major results of the initial testing performed during July and August 2002 confirmed that the AWR approach to sluicing was feasible. The ITL testing confirmed the following: (1) The selected slurry pump (Hazleton 3-20 type SHW) performed well and is suitable for AWR application. However, the pump's motor should be upgraded to a 200-hp model and be driven by a 150-hp variable-frequency drive (VFD). A 200-hp VFD is not much more expensive and would allow the pump to operate at full speed. (2) The best nozzle performance was achieved by using 15/16-in. nozzles operated alternately. This configuration appeared to most effectively mine the surrogate. (3) The Solartron densitometer, which was tested as an alternative mass flow measurement device, did not operate effectively. Consequently, it is not suitable for application to the AWR process. (4) Initially, the spray ring (operated at approximately 2300 psi) and the nozzles provided by the pump vendor did not perform acceptably. The nozzles were replaced with a more robust model, and the performance was then acceptable. (5) The average solids concentration achieved in the slurry before Bentogrout addition was approximately 16% by weight. The solids concentration of the slurry after Bentogrout addition ranged from 26% to approximately 40%. The slurry pump and ITL system performed well at every concentration. No line plugging or other problems were noted. The results of the CTL runs and later ITL testing are summarized in an appendix to this report.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  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. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Stress-dependent scaling behavior of subcoercive field dynamic ferroelectric hysteresis in Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-modified Pb(Zr1/2Ti1/2)O3 ceramic

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    Yimnirun, R.; Wongdamnern, N.; Triamnak, N.; Unruan, M.; Ngamjarurojana, A.; Ananta, S.; Laosiritaworn, Y.

    2008-04-01

    Scaling behavior of subcoercive field dynamic ferroelectric hysteresis under influence of stress was investigated in Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-modified Pb(Zr1/2Ti1/2)O3 (PZT) bulk ceramic. The scaling relation of hysteresis area ?A ? against frequency f, field amplitude E0, and stress ? for the minor loops takes a form of ?A-A? =0??f-0.42E03.65?0.24, which is very similar to that of soft and hard PZT ceramics. However, slightly faster responses to f and E0 indicate the ease of polarization orientation in this simpler domain structure ceramic as compared to commercial PZT ceramics.

  13. Resonant electron impact excitation of the 1s(2)2s(2)2p(2)3s 4P(e) and 2P(e) states of O II

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    McLaughlin, B. M.; Burke, P. G.; Kingston, A. E.

    1987-01-01

    Electron-impact excitation cross sections from the 1s(2)2s(2)2p(3) 4S(o) 2D(o) an 2P(o) states to the 1s(2)2s(2)2p(2)3s 4P(e) and 2P(e) states of singly ionized oxygen are calculated using the R-matrix method. It is found that the collision strengths are dominated close to threshold by previously unreported 1s(2)2s2p(4)2p(e) ns3P(3) and 1P(e) resonances. These will have important implications in aplications of the collision strengths in astrophysical and laboratory observations.

  14. LoopIng: a template-based tool for predicting the structure of protein loops

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    Messih, Mario Abdel; Lepore, Rosalba; Tramontano, Anna

    2015-01-01

    Motivation: Predicting the structure of protein loops is very challenging, mainly because they are not necessarily subject to strong evolutionary pressure. This implies that, unlike the rest of the protein, standard homology modeling techniques are not very effective in modeling their structure. However, loops are often involved in protein function, hence inferring their structure is important for predicting protein structure as well as function. Results: We describe a method, LoopIng, based on the Random Forest automated learning technique, which, given a target loop, selects a structural template for it from a database of loop candidates. Compared to the most recently available methods, LoopIng is able to achieve similar accuracy for short loops (410 residues) and significant enhancements for long loops (1120 residues). The quality of the predictions is robust to errors that unavoidably affect the stem regions when these are modeled. The method returns a confidence score for the predicted template loops and has the advantage of being very fast (on average: 1?min/loop). Availability and implementation: www.biocomputing.it/looping Contact: anna.tramontano@uniroma1.it Supplementary information: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online. PMID:26249814

  15. Loop Heat Pipes and Capillary Pumped Loops: An Applications Perspective

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    Butler, Dan; Ku, Jentung; Swanson, Theodore; Obenschain, Arthur F. (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    Capillary pumped loops (CPLS) and loop heat pipes (LHPS) are versatile two-phase heat transfer devices which have recently gained increasing acceptance in space applications. Both systems work based on the same principles and have very similar designs. Nevertheless, some differences exist in the construction of the evaporator and the hydro-accumulator, and these differences lead to very distinct operating characteristics for each loop. This paper presents comparisons of the two loops from an applications perspective, and addresses their impact on spacecraft design, integration, and test. Some technical challenges and issues for both loops are also addressed.

  16. Rapid Total Synthesis of DARPin pE59 and RNase B. a

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    Mong, Surin K.; Vinogradov, Alexander A.; Simon, Mark D.

    2014-01-01

    Here we report the convergent total synthesis of two proteins: DARPin pE59 and RNase B. a. (Barnase). Leveraging our recently developed fast flow peptide synthesis platform, we rapidly explored numerous conditions for the assembly of long polypeptides and were able to mitigate common side reactions including deletion and aspartimide products. We report general strategies for improving the synthetic quality of difficult peptide sequences with our system. High-quality protein fragments produced under optimal synthetic conditions were subjected to convergent native chemical ligation, which afforded native full-length proteins after a final desulfurization step. Both DARPin and Barnase were folded and found to be as active as their recombinant analogues. PMID:24616257

  17. Loops of Jupiter

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    Opolski, Antoni

    2014-12-01

    Professor Antoni Opolski was actively interested in astronomy after his retirement in 1983. He especially liked to study the works of the famous astronomer Copernicus getting inspiration for his own work. Opolski started his work on planetary loops in 2011 continuing it to the end of 2012 . During this period calculations, drawings, tables, and basic descriptions of all the planets of the Solar System were created with the use of a piece of paper and a pencil only. In 2011 Antoni Opolski asked us to help him in editing the manuscript and preparing it for publication. We have been honored having the opportunity to work on articles on planetary loops with Antoni Opolski in his house for several months. In the middle of 2012 the detailed material on Jupiter was ready. However, professor Opolski improved the article by smoothing the text and preparing new, better drawings. Finally the article ''Loops of Jupiter'', written by the 99- year old astronomer, was published in the year of his 100th birthday.

  18. Verification of Loop Diagnostics

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    Winebarger, A.; Lionello, R.; Mok, Y.; Linker, J.; Mikic, Z.

    2014-01-01

    Many different techniques have been used to characterize the plasma in the solar corona: density-sensitive spectral line ratios are used to infer the density, the evolution of coronal structures in different passbands is used to infer the temperature evolution, and the simultaneous intensities measured in multiple passbands are used to determine the emission measure. All these analysis techniques assume that the intensity of the structures can be isolated through background subtraction. In this paper, we use simulated observations from a 3D hydrodynamic simulation of a coronal active region to verify these diagnostics. The density and temperature from the simulation are used to generate images in several passbands and spectral lines. We identify loop structures in the simulated images and calculate the loop background. We then determine the density, temperature and emission measure distribution as a function of time from the observations and compare with the true temperature and density of the loop. We find that the overall characteristics of the temperature, density, and emission measure are recovered by the analysis methods, but the details of the true temperature and density are not. For instance, the emission measure curves calculated from the simulated observations are much broader than the true emission measure distribution, though the average temperature evolution is similar. These differences are due, in part, to inadequate background subtraction, but also indicate a limitation of the analysis methods.

  19. Chemical Looping Combustion Kinetics

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    Edward Eyring; Gabor Konya

    2009-03-31

    One of the most promising methods of capturing CO{sub 2} emitted by coal-fired power plants for subsequent sequestration is chemical looping combustion (CLC). A powdered metal oxide such as NiO transfers oxygen directly to a fuel in a fuel reactor at high temperatures with no air present. Heat, water, and CO{sub 2} are released, and after H{sub 2}O condensation the CO{sub 2} (undiluted by N{sub 2}) is ready for sequestration, whereas the nickel metal is ready for reoxidation in the air reactor. In principle, these processes can be repeated endlessly with the original nickel metal/nickel oxide participating in a loop that admits fuel and rejects ash, heat, and water. Our project accumulated kinetic rate data at high temperatures and elevated pressures for the metal oxide reduction step and for the metal reoxidation step. These data will be used in computational modeling of CLC on the laboratory scale and presumably later on the plant scale. The oxygen carrier on which the research at Utah is focused is CuO/Cu{sub 2}O rather than nickel oxide because the copper system lends itself to use with solid fuels in an alternative to CLC called 'chemical looping with oxygen uncoupling' (CLOU).

  20. Dilute oriented loop models

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    Vernier, Eric; Lykke Jacobsen, Jesper; Saleur, Hubert

    2016-02-01

    We study a model of dilute oriented loops on the square lattice, where each loop is compatible with a fixed, alternating orientation of the lattice edges. This implies that loop strands are not allowed to go straight at vertices, and results in an enhancement of the usual {{O}}(n) symmetry to {{U}}(n). The corresponding transfer matrix acts on a number of representations (standard modules) that grows exponentially with the system size. We derive their dimension and those of the centralizer by both combinatorial and algebraic techniques. A mapping onto a field theory permits us to identify the conformal field theory governing the critical range, n≤slant 1. We establish the phase diagram and the critical exponents of low-energy excitations. For generic n, there is a critical line in the universality class of the dilute {{O}}(2n) model, terminating in an {{SU}}(n+1) point. The case n = 1 maps onto the critical line of the six-vertex model, along which exponents vary continuously.

  1. Cosmic string loop microlensing

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    Bloomfield, Jolyon K.; Chernoff, David F.

    2014-06-01

    Cosmic superstring loops within the galaxy microlens background point sources lying close to the observer-string line of sight. For suitable alignments, multiple paths coexist and the (achromatic) flux enhancement is a factor of two. We explore this unique type of lensing by numerically solving for geodesics that extend from source to observer as they pass near an oscillating string. We characterize the duration of the flux doubling and the scale of the image splitting. We probe and confirm the existence of a variety of fundamental effects predicted from previous analyses of the static infinite straight string: the deficit angle, the Kaiser-Stebbins effect, and the scale of the impact parameter required to produce microlensing. Our quantitative results for dynamical loops vary by O(1) factors with respect to estimates based on infinite straight strings for a given impact parameter. A number of new features are identified in the computed microlensing solutions. Our results suggest that optical microlensing can offer a new and potentially powerful methodology for searches for superstring loop relics of the inflationary era.

  2. 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

  3. Detangling extrinsic and intrinsic hysteresis for detecting dynamic switch of electric dipoles using graphene field-effect transistors on ferroelectric gates

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    Ma, Chunrui; Gong, Youpin; Lu, Rongtao; Brown, Emery; Ma, Beihai; Li, Jun; Wu, Judy

    2015-11-01

    A transition in source-drain current vs. back gate voltage (ID-VBG) characteristics from extrinsic polar molecule dominant hysteresis to anti-hysteresis induced by an oxygen deficient surface layer that is intrinsic to the ferroelectric thin films has been observed on graphene field-effect transistors on Pb0.92La0.08Zr0.52Ti0.48O3 gates (GFET/PLZT-Gate) during a vacuum annealing process developed to systematically remove the polar molecules adsorbed on the GFET channel surface. This allows the extrinsic and intrinsic hysteresis on GFET/PLZT-gate devices to detangle and the detection of the dynamic switch of electric dipoles using GFETs, taking advantage of their high gating efficiency on ferroelectric gate. A model of the charge trapping and pinning mechanism is proposed to successfully explain the transition. In response to pulsed VBG trains of positive, negative, as well as alternating polarities, respectively, the source-drain current ID variation is instantaneous with the response amplitude following the ID-VBG loops measured by DC VBG with consideration of the remnant polarization after a given VBG pulse when the gate electric field exceeds the coercive field of the PLZT. A detection sensitivity of around 212 dipole per μm2 has been demonstrated at room temperature, suggesting the GFET/ferroelectric-gate devices provide a promising high-sensitivity scheme for uncooled detection of electrical dipole dynamic switch.A transition in source-drain current vs. back gate voltage (ID-VBG) characteristics from extrinsic polar molecule dominant hysteresis to anti-hysteresis induced by an oxygen deficient surface layer that is intrinsic to the ferroelectric thin films has been observed on graphene field-effect transistors on Pb0.92La0.08Zr0.52Ti0.48O3 gates (GFET/PLZT-Gate) during a vacuum annealing process developed to systematically remove the polar molecules adsorbed on the GFET channel surface. This allows the extrinsic and intrinsic hysteresis on GFET/PLZT-gate devices to detangle and the detection of the dynamic switch of electric dipoles using GFETs, taking advantage of their high gating efficiency on ferroelectric gate. A model of the charge trapping and pinning mechanism is proposed to successfully explain the transition. In response to pulsed VBG trains of positive, negative, as well as alternating polarities, respectively, the source-drain current ID variation is instantaneous with the response amplitude following the ID-VBG loops measured by DC VBG with consideration of the remnant polarization after a given VBG pulse when the gate electric field exceeds the coercive field of the PLZT. A detection sensitivity of around 212 dipole per μm2 has been demonstrated at room temperature, suggesting the GFET/ferroelectric-gate devices provide a promising high-sensitivity scheme for uncooled detection of electrical dipole dynamic switch. Electronic supplementary information (ESI) available: Description of the dielectric constant and loss of the epitaxial 500 nm PLZT thin films; The current density as function of applied electric voltage measured on a PLZT thin film in parallel-plate capacitor geometry; Schematic diagrams for the electrical dipole alignment and switch in the different ranges of the applied electric field. See DOI: 10.1039/c5nr03491d

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. From Fact to Function: Aspects of the Work of the C.R.A.P.E.L. Melanges Pedagogiques, 1974.

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    Riley, P.

    The aim of this paper is to describe certain characteristic aspects of the work of C.R.A.P.E.L. (Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues), and, in doing so, to outline the overall approach and the conceptual framework on which that work is based. The description of the nature and organization of C.R.A.P.E.L. is followed by a

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Amyloid-β Peptide Aβ3pE-42 Induces Lipid Peroxidation, Membrane Permeabilization, and Calcium Influx in Neurons.

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    Gunn, Adam P; Wong, Bruce X; Johanssen, Timothy; Griffith, James C; Masters, Colin L; Bush, Ashley I; Barnham, Kevin J; Duce, James A; Cherny, Robert A

    2016-03-18

    Pyroglutamate-modified amyloid-β (pE-Aβ) is a highly neurotoxic amyloid-β (Aβ) isoform and is enriched in the brains of individuals with Alzheimer disease compared with healthy aged controls. Pyroglutamate formation increases the rate of Aβ oligomerization and alters the interactions of Aβ with Cu(2+) and lipids; however, a link between these properties and the toxicity of pE-Aβ peptides has not been established. We report here that Aβ3pE-42 has an enhanced capacity to cause lipid peroxidation in primary cortical mouse neurons compared with the full-length isoform (Aβ(1-42)). In contrast, Aβ(1-42) caused a significant elevation in cytosolic reactive oxygen species, whereas Aβ3pE-42 did not. We also report that Aβ3pE-42 preferentially associates with neuronal membranes and triggers Ca(2+) influx that can be partially blocked by the N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist MK-801. Aβ3pE-42 further caused a loss of plasma membrane integrity and remained bound to neurons at significantly higher levels than Aβ(1-42) over extended incubations. Pyroglutamate formation was additionally found to increase the relative efficiency of Aβ-dityrosine oligomer formation mediated by copper-redox cycling. PMID:26697885

  12. 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.

  13. Adaptive Neural Network Dynamic Surface Control for a Class of Time-Delay Nonlinear Systems With Hysteresis Inputs and Dynamic Uncertainties.

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    Zhang, Xiuyu; Su, Chun-Yi; Lin, Yan; Ma, Lianwei; Wang, Jianguo

    2015-11-01

    In this paper, an adaptive neural network (NN) dynamic surface control is proposed for a class of time-delay nonlinear systems with dynamic uncertainties and unknown hysteresis. The main advantages of the developed scheme are: 1) NNs are utilized to approximately describe nonlinearities and unknown dynamics of the nonlinear time-delay systems, making it possible to deal with unknown nonlinear uncertain systems and pursue the L∞ performance of the tracking error; 2) using the finite covering lemma together with the NNs approximators, the Krasovskii function is abandoned, which paves the way for obtaining the L∞ performance of the tracking error; 3) by introducing an initializing technique, the L∞ performance of the tracking error can be achieved; 4) using a generalized Prandtl-Ishlinskii (PI) model, the limitation of the traditional PI hysteresis model is overcome; and 5) by applying the Young's inequalities to deal with the weight vector of the NNs, the updated laws are needed only at the last controller design step with only two parameters being estimated, which reduces the computational burden. It is proved that the proposed scheme can guarantee semiglobal stability of the closed-loop system and achieves the L∞ performance of the tracking error. Simulation results for general second-order time-delay nonlinear systems and the tuning metal cutting system are presented to demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method. PMID:25700473

  14. Coupled dual loop absorption heat pump

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    Sarkisian, Paul H.; Reimann, Robert C.; Biermann, Wendell J.

    1985-01-01

    A coupled dual loop absorption system which utilizes two separate complete loops. Each individual loop operates at three temperatures and two pressures. This low temperature loop absorber and condenser are thermally coupled to the high temperature loop evaporator, and the high temperature loop condenser and absorber are thermally coupled to the low temperature generator.

  15. Optical parametric loop mirror

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    Mori, K.; Morioka, T.; Saruwatari, M.

    1995-06-01

    A novel configuration for four-wave mixing (FWM) is proposed that offers the remarkable feature of inherently separating the FWM wave from the input pump and signal waves and suppressing their background amplified stimulated emission without optical filtering. In the proposed configuration, an optical parametric loop mirror, two counterpropagating FWM waves generated in a Sagnac interferometer interfere with a relative phase difference that is introduced deliberately. FWM frequency-conversion experiments in a polarization-maintaining fiber achieved more than 35 dB of input-wave suppression against the FWM wave.

  16. Closing the loop.

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    Dassau, E; Atlas, E; Phillip, M

    2011-02-01

    Closed-loop algorithms can be found in every aspect of everyday modern life. Automation and control are used constantly to provide safety and to improve quality of life. Closed-loop systems and algorithms can be found in home appliances, automobiles, aviation and more. Can one imagine nowadays driving a car without ABS, cruise control or even anti-sliding control? Similar principles of automation and control can be used in the management of diabetes mellitus (DM). The idea of an algorithmic/technological way to control glycaemia is not new and has been researched for more than four decades. However, recent improvements in both glucose-sensing technology and insulin delivery together with advanced control and systems engineering made this dream of an artificial pancreas possible. The artificial pancreas may be the next big step in the treatment of DM since the use of insulin analogues. An artificial pancreas can be described as internal or external devices that use continuous glucose measurements to automatically manage exogenous insulin delivery with or without other hormones in an attempt to restore glucose regulation in individuals with DM using a control algorithm. This device as described can be internal or external; can use different types of control algorithms with bi-hormonal or uni-hormonal design; and can utilise different ways to administer them. The different designs and implementations have transitioned recently from in silico simulations to clinical evaluation stage with practical applications in mind. This may mark the beginning of a new era in diabetes management with the introduction of semi-closed-loop systems that can prevent or minimise nocturnal hypoglycaemia, to hybrid systems that will manage blood glucose (BG) levels with minimal user intervention to finally fully automated systems that will take the user out of the loop. More and more clinical trials will be needed for the artificial pancreas to become a reality but initial encouraging results are proof that we are on the right track. We attempted to select recent publications that will present these current achievements in the quest for the artificial pancreas and that will inspire others to continue to progress this field of research. PMID:21323809

  17. Application of the Preisach and Jiles{endash}Atherton models to the simulation of hysteresis in soft magnetic alloys

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

    1999-04-01

    This article describes the advances in unification of model descriptions of hysteresis in magnetic materials and demonstrates the equivalence of two widely accepted models, the Preisach (PM) and Jiles{endash}Atherton (JA) models. Recently it was shown that starting from general energy relations, the JA equation for a loop branch can be derived from PM. The unified approach is here applied to the interpretation of magnetization measured in nonoriented Si{endash}Fe steels with variable grain size {l_angle}s{r_angle}, and also in as-cast and annealed Fe amorphous alloys. In the case of NO Fe{endash}Si, the modeling parameter {ital k} defined by the volume density of pinning centers is such that k{approx}A+B/{l_angle}s{r_angle}, where the parameters {ital A} and {ital B} are related to magnetocrystalline anisotropy and grain texture. The value of {ital k} in the amorphous alloys can be used to estimate the microstructural correlation length playing the role of effective grain size in these materials. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}

  18. Entropy hysteresis and nonequilibrium thermodynamic efficiency of ion conduction in a voltage-gated potassium ion channel

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    Das, Biswajit; Banerjee, Kinshuk; Gangopadhyay, Gautam

    2012-12-01

    Here we have studied the nonequilibrium thermodynamic response of a voltage-gated Shaker potassium ion channel using a stochastic master equation. For a constant external voltage, the system reaches equilibrium indicated by the vanishing total entropy production rate, whereas for oscillating voltage the current and entropy production rates show dynamic hysteretic behavior. Here we have shown quantitatively that although the hysteresis loop area vanishes in low and high frequency domains of the external voltage, they are thermodynamically distinguishable. In the very low frequency domain, the system remains close to equilibrium, whereas at high frequencies it goes to a nonequilibrium steady state (NESS) associated with a finite value of dissipation function. At NESS, the efficiency of the ion conduction can also be related with the nonlinear dependence of the dissipation function on the power of the external field. Another intriguing aspect is that, at the high frequency limit, the total entropy production rate oscillates at NESS with half of the time period of the external voltage.

  19. Entropy hysteresis and nonequilibrium thermodynamic efficiency of ion conduction in a voltage-gated potassium ion channel.

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    Das, Biswajit; Banerjee, Kinshuk; Gangopadhyay, Gautam

    2012-12-01

    Here we have studied the nonequilibrium thermodynamic response of a voltage-gated Shaker potassium ion channel using a stochastic master equation. For a constant external voltage, the system reaches equilibrium indicated by the vanishing total entropy production rate, whereas for oscillating voltage the current and entropy production rates show dynamic hysteretic behavior. Here we have shown quantitatively that although the hysteresis loop area vanishes in low and high frequency domains of the external voltage, they are thermodynamically distinguishable. In the very low frequency domain, the system remains close to equilibrium, whereas at high frequencies it goes to a nonequilibrium steady state (NESS) associated with a finite value of dissipation function. At NESS, the efficiency of the ion conduction can also be related with the nonlinear dependence of the dissipation function on the power of the external field. Another intriguing aspect is that, at the high frequency limit, the total entropy production rate oscillates at NESS with half of the time period of the external voltage. PMID:23367983

  20. Magnetostriction and effect of stress on hysteresis and anhysteretic magnetization of multilayered FeNi-Fe heterostructures

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    Finkel, Peter; Garrity, Ed

    2007-03-01

    We report on the low-field magnetic properties of thin film FeNi-Fe multilayered samples under tensile stress. Anhysterretic magnetization as a function of stresses was measured using a conventional vibrating sample magnetometer combined with a specially designed loading fixture providing controlled uniaxial stresses. Stresses are deduced from the characteristic resonant frequency of the sample in the fixture. Anhysteretic permeability was extracted from the anhysteretic B-H curves constructed by degaussing the sample at given longitudinal dc field. The magnetostriction contribution to dc magnetization under elastic stress and the effect of the plastic strain on the hysteresis loops were measured. The large positive magnetostriction of FeNi layer is found to compensate negative magnetostiction of the Fe layer. This leads to higher susceptibility and lower coercivity for low tensile stress. The drop in coercivity was particularly sensitive to film stress/strain. 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. The paper summarizes these effects.

  1. Precision Measurement of the p (e ,e'p )?0 Reaction at Threshold

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    Chirapatpimol, K.; Shabestari, M. H.; Lindgren, R. A.; Smith, L. C.; Annand, J. R. M.; Higinbotham, D. W.; Moffit, B.; Nelyubin, V.; Norum, B. E.; Allada, K.; Aniol, K.; Ardashev, K.; Armstrong, D. S.; Arndt, R. A.; Benmokhtar, F.; Bernstein, A. M.; Bertozzi, W.; Briscoe, W. J.; Bimbot, L.; Camsonne, A.; Chen, J.-P.; Choi, S.; Chudakov, E.; Cisbani, E.; Cusanno, F.; Dalton, M. M.; Dutta, C.; Egiyan, K.; Fernndez-Ram?rez, C.; Feuerbach, R.; Fissum, K. G.; Frullani, S.; Garibaldi, F.; Gayou, O.; Gilman, R.; Gilad, S.; Goity, J.; Gomez, J.; Hahn, B.; Hamilton, D.; Hansen, J.-O.; Huang, J.; Igarashi, R.; Ireland, D.; de Jager, C. W.; Jin, X.; Jiang, X.; Jinasundera, T.; Kellie, J.; Keppel, C. E.; Kolb, N.; LeRose, J.; Liyanage, N.; Livingston, K.; McNulty, D.; Mercado, L.; Michaels, R.; Mihovilovi?, M.; Qian, S.; Qian, X.; Mailyan, S.; Mamyan, V.; Marrone, S.; Monaghan, P.; Nanda, S.; Perdrisat, C. F.; Piasetzky, E.; Protopopescu, D.; Punjabi, V.; Qiang, Y.; Rachek, I. A.; Rakhman, A.; Riordan, S.; Ron, G.; Rosner, G.; Saha, A.; Sawatzky, B.; Shahinyan, A.; irca, S.; Sparveris, N.; Subedi, R. R.; Suleiman, R.; Strakovsky, I.; Sulkosky, V.; Moinelo, J.; Voskanyan, H.; Wang, K.; Wang, Y.; Watson, J.; Watts, D.; Wojtsekhowski, B.; Workman, R. L.; Yao, H.; Zhan, X.; Zhang, Y.; Hall A Collaboration

    2015-05-01

    New results are reported from a measurement of ?0 electroproduction near threshold using the p (e ,e'p )?0 reaction. The experiment was designed to determine precisely the energy dependence of s - and p -wave electromagnetic multipoles as a stringent test of the predictions of chiral perturbation theory (ChPT). The data were taken with an electron beam energy of 1192 MeV using a two-spectrometer setup in Hall A at Jefferson Lab. For the first time, complete coverage of the ??* and ??* angles in the p ?0 center of mass was obtained for invariant energies above threshold from 0.5 up to 15 MeV. The 4-momentum transfer Q2 coverage ranges from 0.05 to 0.155 (GeV /c )2 in fine steps. A simple phenomenological analysis of our data shows strong disagreement with p -wave predictions from ChPT for Q2>0.07 (GeV /c )2 , while the s -wave predictions are in reasonable agreement.

  2. Two loop divergences studied with one loop constrained differential renormalization

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    Seijas, Cesar . E-mail: cesar@fpaxp1.usc.es

    2007-08-15

    In the context of differential renormalization, using constrained differential renormalization rules at one-loop, we show how to obtain concrete results in two-loop calculations without making use of Ward identities. In order to do that, we obtain a list of integrals with overlapping divergences compatible with CDR that can be applied to various two-loop background field calculations. As an example, we obtain the two-loop coefficient of the beta function of QED, SuperQED and Yang-Mills theory.

  3. Accelerating the loop expansion

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    Ingermanson, R.

    1986-07-29

    This thesis introduces a new non-perturbative technique into quantum field theory. To illustrate the method, I analyze the much-studied phi/sup 4/ theory in two dimensions. As a prelude, I first show that the Hartree approximation is easy to obtain from the calculation of the one-loop effective potential by a simple modification of the propagator that does not affect the perturbative renormalization procedure. A further modification then susggests itself, which has the same nice property, and which automatically yields a convex effective potential. I then show that both of these modifications extend naturally to higher orders in the derivative expansion of the effective action and to higher orders in the loop-expansion. The net effect is to re-sum the perturbation series for the effective action as a systematic ''accelerated'' non-perturbative expansion. Each term in the accelerated expansion corresponds to an infinite number of terms in the original series. Each term can be computed explicitly, albeit numerically. Many numerical graphs of the various approximations to the first two terms in the derivative expansion are given. I discuss the reliability of the results and the problem of spontaneous symmetry-breaking, as well as some potential applications to more interesting field theories. 40 refs.

  4. Ekpyrotic loop quantum cosmology

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    Wilson-Ewing, Edward

    2013-08-01

    We consider the ekpyrotic paradigm in the context of loop quantum cosmology. In loop quantum cosmology the classical big-bang singularity is resolved due to quantum gravity effects, and so the contracting ekpyrotic branch of the universe and its later expanding phase are connected by a smooth bounce. Thus, it is possible to explicitly determine the evolution of scalar perturbations, from the contracting ekpyrotic phase through the bounce and to the post-bounce expanding epoch. The possibilities of having either one or two scalar fields have been suggested for the ekpyrotic universe, and both cases will be considered here. In the case of a single scalar field, the constant mode of the curvature perturbations after the bounce is found to have a blue spectrum. On the other hand, for the two scalar field ekpyrotic model where scale-invariant entropy perturbations source additional terms in the curvature perturbations, the power spectrum in the post-bounce expanding cosmology is shown to be nearly scale-invariant and so agrees with observations.

  5. Transequatorial Loops: General Statistics

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    Pevtsov, A. A.

    2003-05-01

    Transequatorial loops (TLs), -- coronal structures connecting magnetic fields in opposite hemispheres -- were first found in Skylab data, and later studied in more detail using Yohkoh SXT images. TLs are most clearly found in a few MK data (including EIT284). They may connect quiet Sun and/or active region areas in opposite hemispheres. In some cases, TLs may develop shortly after emergence of active region magnetic field, but sometimes they may be present before the active region emerges. Helicity of connected areas appears to play more important role that the separation between the regions. In most cases interconnected regions have the same sign of helicity. Often, TLs may connect two regions of same helicity that are far apart (> 70o) and be absent between much closer regions (< 20o) whose helicity is opposite to each other. There is an indication that TLs may repeatedly appear at certain longitudes, similar to complexes of activity. In this talk, I will review the observational properties of transequatorial loops and the corresponding magnetic fields.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. The double loop mattress suture

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    Biddlestone, John; Samuel, Madan; Creagh, Terry; Ahmad, Tariq

    2014-01-01

    An interrupted stitch type with favorable tissue characteristics will reduce local wound complications. We describe a novel high-strength, low-tension repair for the interrupted closure of skin, cartilage, and muscle, the double loop mattress stitch, and compare it experimentally with other interrupted closure methods. The performance of the double loop mattress technique in porcine cartilage and skeletal muscle is compared with the simple, mattress, and loop mattress interrupted sutures in both a novel porcine loading chamber and mechanical model. Wound apposition is assessed by electron microscopy. The performance of the double loop mattress in vivo was confirmed using a series of 805 pediatric laparotomies/laparoscopies. The double loop mattress suture is 3.5 times stronger than the loop mattress in muscle and 1.6 times stronger in cartilage (p ? 0.001). Additionally, the double loop mattress reduces tissue tension by 66% compared with just 53% for the loop mattress (p ? 0.001). Wound gapping is equal, and wound eversion appears significantly improved (p ? 0.001) compared with the loop mattress in vitro. In vivo, the double loop mattress performs as well as the loop mattress and significantly better than the mattress stitch in assessments of wound eversion and dehiscence. There were no episodes of stitch extrusion in our series of patients. The mechanical advantage of its intrinsic pulley arrangement gives the double loop mattress its favorable properties. Wound dehiscence is reduced because this stitch type is stronger and exerts less tension on the tissue than the mattress stitch. We advocate the use of this novel stitch wherever a high-strength, low-tension repair is required. These properties will enhance wound repair, and its application will be useful to surgeons of all disciplines. PMID:24698436

  9. The Role of Dynamic Storage in the Response to Snowmelt Conditions in the Southwestern United States: Flux Hysteresis at the Catchment Scale

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    Driscoll, J. M.; Meixner, T.; Ferr, T. P. A.; Williams, M. W.; Sickman, J. O.; Molotch, N. P.; Jepsen, S. M.

    2014-12-01

    The role of dynamic storage in catchment discharge response to earlier snowmelt timing has not been fully quantified. Green Lake 4 (GL4) and Emerald Lake Watershed (ELW) have similar high-elevation settings but GL4 has greater estimated storage capacity relative to ELW due to differences in physical structure. Daily catchment area-normalized input (modelled snowmelt estimates) and output (measured discharge) in conjunction with mineral weathering products (hydrochemical data) for eleven snowmelt seasons from GL4 (more storage) and ELW (less storage) were used to determine the role of dynamic storage at the catchment scale. Daily fluxes generally show snowmelt is greater than discharge initially, changing mid-season to discharge being greater than snowmelt, creating a counter-clockwise hysteresis loop for each snowmelt season. This hysteresis loop can be approximated with a least-squares fitted ellipse. The properties of fitted ellipses were used to quantify catchment response, which were then compared between catchments with different storage capacities (GL4 and ELW). The eccentricity of the fitted ellipses can be used to quantify delay between snowmelt and discharge due to connection to subsurface storage; narrower loops show minimal storage delay whereas wider loops show greater storage delay. Variability of mineral weathering products shows changes in contribution from stored water over the snowmelt season. Both catchments show a moderate linear correlation between fitted ellipse area and total snowmelt volume (GL4 R2=0.516, ELW R2=0.614). Ellipse eccentricity is more consistent among years in ELW (range=0.81-0.94) than in GL4 (range=0.54-0.95), indicating a more consistent hydrologic structure and connectivity to shallow storage at ELW. The linear correlation between seasonal eccentricity versus snowmelt timing is stronger in ELW than GL4 (R2=0.741 and 0.223, respectively). ELW shows hydrochemical response independent of snowmelt timing, whereas GL4 shows more variability. The larger storage capacity of GL4 allows for a greater range of physical and chemical response to input conditions. The limited storage capacity of ELW shows greater vulnerability of physical response to changes in snowmelt conditions, though chemical response remains constant regardless of snowmelt conditions.

  10. Unstable anisotropic loop quantum cosmology

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    Nelson, William; Sakellariadou, Mairi

    2009-09-15

    We study stability conditions of the full Hamiltonian constraint equation describing the quantum dynamics of the diagonal Bianchi I model in the context of loop quantum cosmology. Our analysis has shown robust evidence of an instability in the explicit implementation of the difference equation, implying important consequences for the correspondence between the full loop quantum gravity theory and loop quantum cosmology. As a result, one may question the choice of the quantization approach, the model of lattice refinement, and/or the role of the ambiguity parameters; all these should, in principle, be dictated by the full loop quantum gravity theory.

  11. 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.

  12. Loop-the-Loop: Bringing Theory into Practice

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    Suwonjandee, N.; Asavapibhop, B.

    2012-01-01

    During the Thai high-school physics teacher training programme, we used an aluminum loop-the-loop system built by the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) to demonstrate a circular motion and investigate the concept of the conservation of mechanical energy. There were 27 high-school teachers from three provinces,

  13. Loop-the-Loop: Bringing Theory into Practice

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    Suwonjandee, N.; Asavapibhop, B.

    2012-01-01

    During the Thai high-school physics teacher training programme, we used an aluminum loop-the-loop system built by the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) to demonstrate a circular motion and investigate the concept of the conservation of mechanical energy. There were 27 high-school teachers from three provinces,…

  14. Dynamic PID loop control

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    Pei, L.; Klebaner, A.; Theilacker, J.; Soyars, W.; Martinez, A.; Bossert, R.; DeGraff, B.; Darve, C.; /Fermilab

    2011-06-01

    The Horizontal Test Stand (HTS) SRF Cavity and Cryomodule 1 (CM1) of eight 9-cell, 1.3GHz SRF cavities are operating at Fermilab. For the cryogenic control system, how to hold liquid level constant in the cryostat by regulation of its Joule-Thompson JT-valve is very important after cryostat cool down to 2.0 K. The 72-cell cryostat liquid level response generally takes a long time delay after regulating its JT-valve; therefore, typical PID control loop should result in some cryostat parameter oscillations. This paper presents a type of PID parameter self-optimal and Time-Delay control method used to reduce cryogenic system parameters oscillation.

  15. Vortex loops and Majoranas

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    Chesi, Stefano; CEMS, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 ; Jaffe, Arthur; Department of Physics, University of Basel, Basel; Institute for Theoretical Physics, ETH Zürich, Zürich ; Loss, Daniel; Department of Physics, University of Basel, Basel ; Pedrocchi, Fabio L.

    2013-11-15

    We investigate the role that vortex loops play in characterizing eigenstates of interacting Majoranas. We give some general results and then focus on ladder Hamiltonian examples as a test of further ideas. Two methods yield exact results: (i) A mapping of certain spin Hamiltonians to quartic interactions of Majoranas shows that the spectra of these two examples coincide. (ii) In cases with reflection-symmetric Hamiltonians, we use reflection positivity for Majoranas to characterize vortices in the ground states. Two additional methods suggest wider applicability of these results: (iii) Numerical evidence suggests similar behavior for certain systems without reflection symmetry. (iv) A perturbative analysis also suggests similar behavior without the assumption of reflection symmetry.

  16. A MECHANISM FOR HYSTERESIS IN BLACK HOLE BINARY STATE TRANSITIONS

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    Begelman, Mitchell C.; Armitage, Philip J.

    2014-02-20

    We suggest that the hysteretic cycle of black hole state transitions arises from two established properties of accretion disks: the increase in turbulent stress in disks threaded by a net magnetic field and the ability of thick (but not thin) disks to advect such a field radially. During quiescence, magnetic field loops are generated by the magnetorotational instability at the interface between the inner hot flow and outer thin disk. Vertical flux is advected into and accumulates stochastically within the inner flow, where it stimulates the turbulence so that ? ? 1. The transition to a geometrically thin inner disk occurs when L ? ?{sup 2} L {sub Edd} ? L {sub Edd}, and the first ''thin'' disk to form is itself moderately thick, strongly magnetized, and able to advect field inward. These properties favor episodic jet production. As the accretion rate declines magnetic flux escapes, ? decreases to ? ? 0.01-0.1, and a hot inner flow is not re-established until L << L {sub Edd}. We discuss possible observational consequences of our scenario.

  17. 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.

  18. Search for trilepton nucleon decay via p?e+?? and p??+?? in the Super-Kamiokande experiment.

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    Takhistov, V; Abe, K; Haga, Y; Hayato, Y; Ikeda, M; Iyogi, K; Kameda, J; Kishimoto, Y; Miura, M; Moriyama, S; Nakahata, M; Nakano, Y; Nakayama, S; Sekiya, H; Shiozawa, M; Suzuki, Y; Takeda, A; Tanaka, H; Tomura, T; Ueno, K; Wendell, R A; Yokozawa, T; Irvine, T; Kajita, T; Kametani, I; Kaneyuki, K; Lee, K P; McLachlan, T; Nishimura, Y; Richard, E; Okumura, K; Labarga, L; Fernandez, P; Berkman, S; Tanaka, H A; Tobayama, S; Gustafson, J; Kearns, E; Raaf, J L; Stone, J L; Sulak, L R; Goldhaber, M; Carminati, G; Kropp, W R; Mine, S; Weatherly, P; Renshaw, A; Smy, M B; Sobel, H W; Ganezer, K S; Hartfiel, B L; Hill, J; Keig, W E; Hong, N; Kim, J Y; Lim, I T; Akiri, T; Himmel, A; Scholberg, K; Walter, C W; Wongjirad, T; Ishizuka, T; Tasaka, S; Jang, J S; Learned, J G; Matsuno, S; Smith, S N; Hasegawa, T; Ishida, T; Ishii, T; Kobayashi, T; Nakadaira, T; Nakamura, K; Oyama, Y; Sakashita, K; Sekiguchi, T; Tsukamoto, T; Suzuki, A T; Takeuchi, Y; Bronner, C; Hirota, S; Huang, K; Ieki, K; Kikawa, T; Minamino, A; Murakami, A; Nakaya, T; Suzuki, K; Takahashi, S; Tateishi, K; Fukuda, Y; Choi, K; Itow, Y; Mitsuka, G; Mijakowski, P; Hignight, J; Imber, J; Jung, C K; Yanagisawa, C; Ishino, H; Kibayashi, A; Koshio, Y; Mori, T; Sakuda, M; Yamaguchi, R; Yano, T; Kuno, Y; Tacik, R; Kim, S B; Okazawa, H; Choi, Y; Nishijima, K; Koshiba, M; Suda, Y; Totsuka, Y; Yokoyama, M; Martens, K; Marti, Ll; Vagins, M R; Martin, J F; de Perio, P; Konaka, A; Wilking, M J; Chen, S; Zhang, Y; Connolly, K; Wilkes, R J

    2014-09-01

    The trilepton nucleon decay modes p?e+?? and p??+?? violate |?(B-L)| by two units. Using data from a 273.4 kt?yr exposure of Super-Kamiokande a search for these decays yields a fit consistent with no signal. Accordingly, lower limits on the partial lifetimes of ?p?e+??>1.710(32) years and ?p??+??>2.210(32) years at a 90% confidence level are obtained. These limits can constrain Grand Unified Theories which allow for such processes. PMID:25238348

  19. Diminution of contact angle hysteresis under the influence of an oscillating force.

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    Manor, Ofer

    2014-06-17

    We suggest a simple quantitative model for the diminution of contact angle hysteresis under the influence of an oscillatory force invoked by thermal fluctuations, substrate vibrations, acoustic waves, or oscillating electric fields. Employing force balance rather than the usual description of contact angle hysteresis in terms of Gibbs energy, we highlight that a wetting system, such as a sessile drop or a bubble adhered to a solid substrate, appears at long times to be partially or fully independent of contact angle hysteresis and thus independent of static friction forces, as a result of contact line pinning. We verify this theory by studying several well-known experimental observations such as the approach of an arbitrary contact angle toward the Young contact angle and the apparent decrease (or increase) in an advancing (or a receding) contact angle under the influence of an external oscillating force. PMID:24856418

  20. Relationship between Wetting Hysteresis and Contact Time of a Bouncing Droplet on Hydrophobic Surfaces.

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    Shen, Yizhou; Tao, Jie; Tao, Haijun; Chen, Shanlong; Pan, Lei; Wang, Tao

    2015-09-23

    The contact time of impacting water droplets on superhydrophobic surfaces directly reflects the extent of thermal and energy conversions between the water droplet and the surface, which is also considered to be crucial to the practical applications. The purpose of this study was to reveal the relationship between the contact time and the wetting hysteresis. We designed and fabricated six classes of surfaces with different extent of hydrophobicity through modifying the microscale/nanoscale hierarchical textured titanium surfaces with 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecyltrimethoxysilane, and we filmed the contact process of the water droplet impacting on these surfaces using a high-speed camera. It can be concluded that wetting hysteresis played a significant role in determining how long the impacting water droplet can bounce off the surface, based on the interfacial wetting mechanism and the work done against the resistance force generated by contact angle hysteresis during the dynamic process. PMID:26331793

  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. Determining hysteresis thresholds for edge detection by combining the advantages and disadvantages of thresholding methods.

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    Medina-Carnicer, R; Carmona-Poyato, A; Muoz-Salinas, R; Madrid-Cuevas, F J

    2010-01-01

    Hysteresis is an important technique for edge detection, but the unsupervised determination of its parameters is not an easy problem. In this paper, we propose a method for unsupervised determination of hysteresis thresholds using the advantages and disadvantages of two thresholding methods. The basic idea of our method is to look for the best hysteresis thresholds in a set of candidates. First, the method finds a subset and a overset of the unknown edge points set. Then, it determines the best edge map with the measure chi(2). Compared with a general method to determine the parameters of an edge detector, our method performs well and is less computationally complex. The basic idea of our method can be generalized to other pattern recognition problems. PMID:19783504

  3. Low voltage, hysteresis free, and high mobility transistors from all-inorganic colloidal nanocrystals.

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    Chung, Dae Sung; Lee, Jong-Soo; Huang, Jing; Nag, Angshuman; Ithurria, Sandrine; Talapin, Dmitri V

    2012-04-11

    High-mobility solution-processed all-inorganic solid state nanocrystal (NC) transistors with low operation voltage and near-zero hysteresis are demonstrated using high-capacitance ZrO(x) and hydroxyl-free Cytop gate dielectric materials. The use of inorganic capping ligands (In(2)Se(4)(2-) and S(2-)) allowed us to achieve high electron mobility in the arrays of solution-processed CdSe nanocrystals. We also studied the hysteresis behavior and switching speed of NC-based field effect devices. Collectively, these analyses helped to understand the charge transport and trapping mechanisms in all-inorganic NCs arrays. Finally, we have examined the rapid thermal annealing as an approach toward high-performance solution-processed NCs-based devices and demonstrated transistor operation with mobility above 30 cm(2)/(V s) without compromising low operation voltage and hysteresis. PMID:22385132

  4. 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.

  5. A Model for Rate-Dependent Hysteresis in Piezoceramic Materials Operating at Low Frequencies

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    Smith, Ralph C.; Ounaies, Zoubeida; Wieman, Robert

    2001-01-01

    This paper addresses the modeling of certain rate-dependent mechanisms which contribute to hysteresis inherent to piezoelectric materials operating at low frequencies. While quasistatic models are suitable for initial material characterization in some applications, the reduction in coercive field and polarization values which occur as frequencies increase must be accommodated to achieve the full capabilities of the materials. The model employed here quantifies the hysteresis in two steps. In the first, anhysteretic polarization switching is modeled through the application of Boltzmann principles to balance the electrostatic and thermal energy. Hysteresis is then incorporated through the quantification of energy required to translate and bend domain walls pinned at inclusions inherent to the materials. The performance of the model is illustrated through a fit to low frequency data (0.1 Hz - 1 Hz) from a PZT5A wafer.

  6. A Ni-Cd battery model considering state of charge and hysteresis effects

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    García-Plaza, M.; Serrano-Jiménez, D.; Eloy-García Carrasco, J.; Alonso-Martínez, J.

    2015-02-01

    This paper introduces an electrical battery model. Based on a Thévenin circuit with two RC parallel branches, it includes an ampère-hour counting method to estimate the state of charge (SOC) and a novel model for the hysteresis. The presented model can consider variations in its parameters under changes in all of its internal and external variables, although only SOC and hysteresis are considered. Hysteresis consideration does not only allow distinguishing the parameters during charging and discharging, but also during transients between them. The model was designed to be capable of being implemented in online and offline systems. Finally the proposed model was validated for a single Ni-Cd cell, characterized by current interruption method, in an offline system. The validation was also extended to a stack of 210 cells of the same technology.

  7. Hysteresis in the capillary-sorption water potential as dependent on the soil water content

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    Shvarov, A. P.; Koreneva, E. A.

    2008-10-01

    The capillary-sorption hysteresis within the entire range of the soil water contents has been studied in zonal soil types of the European part of Russia. The degree of hysteresis in the sorption and capillary-sorption ranges has been estimated. The main factors of the hysteresis are established. In the area of water sorption, this phenomenon is due to different wetting angles in the course of the soil wetting-drying cycles because of the heterogeneous hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces of the soil particles. In the area of capillary moistening, the pore-size distribution as a function of the soil macro-and microstructure is important, as this characteristic is closely related to shrinking and swelling processes.

  8. Adaptive neural control for a class of nonlinear time-varying delay systems with unknown hysteresis.

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    Liu, Zhi; Lai, Guanyu; Zhang, Yun; Chen, Xin; Chen, Chun Lung Philip

    2014-12-01

    This paper investigates the fusion of unknown direction hysteresis model with adaptive neural control techniques in face of time-delayed continuous time nonlinear systems without strict-feedback form. Compared with previous works on the hysteresis phenomenon, the direction of the modified Bouc-Wen hysteresis model investigated in the literature is unknown. To reduce the computation burden in adaptation mechanism, an optimized adaptation method is successfully applied to the control design. Based on the Lyapunov-Krasovskii method, two neural-network-based adaptive control algorithms are constructed to guarantee that all the system states and adaptive parameters remain bounded, and the tracking error converges to an adjustable neighborhood of the origin. In final, some numerical examples are provided to validate the effectiveness of the proposed control methods. PMID:25420237

  9. Hysteresis between coral reef calcification and the seawater aragonite saturation state

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    McMahon, Ashly; Santos, Isaac R.; Cyronak, Tyler; Eyre, Bradley D.

    2013-09-01

    predictions of how ocean acidification (OA) will affect coral reefs assume a linear functional relationship between the ambient seawater aragonite saturation state (?a) and net ecosystem calcification (NEC). We quantified NEC in a healthy coral reef lagoon in the Great Barrier Reef during different times of the day. Our observations revealed a diel hysteresis pattern in the NEC versus ?a relationship, with peak NEC rates occurring before the ?a peak and relatively steady nighttime NEC in spite of variable ?a. Net ecosystem production had stronger correlations with NEC than light, temperature, nutrients, pH, and ?a. The observed hysteresis may represent an overlooked challenge for predicting the effects of OA on coral reefs. If widespread, the hysteresis could prevent the use of a linear extrapolation to determine critical ?a threshold levels required to shift coral reefs from a net calcifying to a net dissolving state.

  10. Incorporation of the capillary hysteresis model HYSTR into the numerical code TOUGH

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    Niemi, A.; Bodvarsson, G.S.; Pruess, K.

    1991-11-01

    As part of the work performed to model flow in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain Nevada, a capillary hysteresis model has been developed. The computer program HYSTR has been developed to compute the hysteretic capillary pressure -- liquid saturation relationship through interpolation of tabulated data. The code can be easily incorporated into any numerical unsaturated flow simulator. A complete description of HYSTR, including a brief summary of the previous hysteresis literature, detailed description of the program, and instructions for its incorporation into a numerical simulator are given in the HYSTR user`s manual (Niemi and Bodvarsson, 1991a). This report describes the incorporation of HYSTR into the numerical code TOUGH (Transport of Unsaturated Groundwater and Heat; Pruess, 1986). The changes made and procedures for the use of TOUGH for hysteresis modeling are documented.

  11. The Projectile Inside the Loop

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    Varieschi, Gabriele U.

    2006-01-01

    The loop-the-loop demonstration can be easily adapted to study the kinematics of projectile motion, when the moving body falls inside the apparatus. Video capturing software can be used to reveal peculiar geometrical effects of this simple but educational experiment.

  12. Sodium loop framework structural analysis

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    Nguyen, P.M.

    1995-06-06

    This document provides the structural analysis of the Sodium Loop framework in a drop condition. The drop is similar to the US Department of Transportation non-bulk, performance-oriented packaging (Packaging Group I) drop test. The drop height evaluated for the Sodium Loop framework is 5.9 ft.

  13. 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.

  14. Loop Heat Pipe Startup Behaviors

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    Ku, Jentung

    2014-01-01

    A loop heat pipe must start successfully before it can commence its service. The start-up transient represents one of the most complex phenomena in the loop heat pipe operation. This paper discusses various aspects of loop heat pipe start-up behaviors. Topics include the four start-up scenarios, the initial fluid distribution between the evaporator and reservoir that determines the start-up scenario, factors that affect the fluid distribution between the evaporator and reservoir, difficulties encountered during the low power start-up, and methods to enhance the start-up success. Also addressed are the thermodynamic constraint between the evaporator and reservoir in the loop heat pipe operation, the superheat requirement for nucleate boiling, pressure spike and pressure surge during the start-up transient, and repeated cycles of loop start-up andshutdown under certain conditions.

  15. Loop-bed combustion apparatus

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    Shang, Jer-Yu (Fairfax, VA); Mei, Joseph S. (Morgantown, WV); Slagle, Frank D. (Kingwood, WV); Notestein, John E. (Morgantown, WV)

    1984-01-01

    The present invention is directed to a combustion apparatus in the configuration of a oblong annulus defining a closed loop. Particulate coal together with a sulfur sorbent such as sulfur or dolomite is introduced into the closed loop, ignited, and propelled at a high rate of speed around the loop. Flue gas is withdrawn from a location in the closed loop in close proximity to an area in the loop where centrifugal force imposed upon the larger particulate material maintains these particulates at a location spaced from the flue gas outlet. Only flue gas and smaller particulates resulting from the combustion and innerparticle grinding are discharged from the combustor. This structural arrangement provides increased combustion efficiency due to the essentially complete combustion of the coal particulates as well as increased sulfur absorption due to the innerparticle grinding of the sorbent which provides greater particle surface area.

  16. Stability Limits of Capillary Bridges: How Contact Angle Hysteresis Affects Morphology Transitions of Liquid Microstructures

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    de Ruiter, Rille; Semprebon, Ciro; van Gorcum, Mathijs; Duits, Michl H. G.; Brinkmann, Martin; Mugele, Frieder

    2015-06-01

    The equilibrium shape of a drop in contact with solid surfaces can undergo continuous or discontinuous transitions upon changes in either drop volume or surface energies. In many instances, such transitions involve the motion of the three-phase contact line and are thus sensitive to contact angle hysteresis. Using a combination of electrowetting-based experiments and numerical calculations, we demonstrate for a generic sphere-plate confinement geometry how contact angle hysteresis affects the mechanical stability of competing axisymmetric and nonaxisymmetric drop conformations and qualitatively changes the character of transitions between them.

  17. Stability Limits of Capillary Bridges: How Contact Angle Hysteresis Affects Morphology Transitions of Liquid Microstructures.

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    de Ruiter, Rille; Semprebon, Ciro; van Gorcum, Mathijs; Duits, Michl H G; Brinkmann, Martin; Mugele, Frieder

    2015-06-12

    The equilibrium shape of a drop in contact with solid surfaces can undergo continuous or discontinuous transitions upon changes in either drop volume or surface energies. In many instances, such transitions involve the motion of the three-phase contact line and are thus sensitive to contact angle hysteresis. Using a combination of electrowetting-based experiments and numerical calculations, we demonstrate for a generic sphere-plate confinement geometry how contact angle hysteresis affects the mechanical stability of competing axisymmetric and nonaxisymmetric drop conformations and qualitatively changes the character of transitions between them. PMID:26196804

  18. Dynamic hysteresis of tetragonal ferroelectrics: The resonance of 90-domain switching

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    Chen, D. P.; Liu, J.-M.

    2012-02-01

    The dynamic hysteresis of ferroelectric lattice with 90-domain structure in response to time-varying electric field of frequency ? and amplitude E0 is investigated using Monte Carlo simulation based on the Ginzburg-Landau phenomenological theory. A resonance mode of the polarization switching at low frequency range, associated with cluster dipole switching, beside the dipole switching resonance mode, is revealed, characterized by two separate peaks in the hysteresis area spectrum A(?). It is indicated that the power law scaling behaviors A(?) ?? for ? ? 0 and A(?) ?-? for ? ? ? remain applicable.

  19. Project H.A.P.P.E. (Home Aid for Parents in Preschool Education). Final Report of Project Outcomes.

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    Nolte, Jane

    This is the final project-outcomes report of the Home Aid for Parents in Preschool Education (H.A.P.P.E.) which had as its ultimate goal the development of a variety of materials for the education of parents of preschool children and future parents (e.g. high school child development students). Results are described in terms of the six project

  20. O.P.E.R.A.: A First Letter Mnemonic and Rubric for Conceptualising and Implementing Service Learning

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    Welch, Marshall

    2010-01-01

    This article presents a rubric to help instructors conceptualize, implement, and assess service-learning courses. Using a first-letter mnemonic of O.P.E.R.A., the rubric incorporates principles of best practice to provide a framework for enumerating objectives (O), exploring community partnerships (P), identifying the type of service learning