Sample records for shown odd physics

  1. Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is a physi-cal rehabilitation regime that has been previously shown

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    Schaechter, Judith D.

    MRI). In a repeated-measures design, 4 incompletely recovered chronic stroke patients treated with CIMT underwent previously shown to improve motor function in chronic hemiparetic stroke patients. However, the neural was to assess motor cortical reorganization after CIMT using functional magnetic resonance imaging (f

  2. The PROMIS Physical Function Item Bank Was Calibrated to a Standardized Metric and Shown to Improve Measurement Efficiency

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    Rose, Matthias; Bjorner, Jakob B.; Gandek, Barbara; Bruce, Bonnie; Fries, James F.; Ware, John E.

    2015-01-01

    Objective To document the development and psychometric evaluation of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Physical Function (PF) item bank and static instruments. Study Design and Setting Items were evaluated using qualitative and quantitative methods. 16,065 adults answered item subsets (n>2,200/item) on the Internet, with over-sampling of the chronically ill. Classical test and item response theory (IRT) methods were used to evaluate 149 PROMIS PF items plus 10 SF-36 and 20 HAQ-DI items. A graded response model was used to estimate item parameters, which were normed to a mean of 50 (SD=10) in a US general population sample. Results The final bank consists of 124 PROMIS items covering upper, central, and lower extremity functions and IADL. In simulations, a 10-item Computerized Adaptive Test (CAT) eliminated floor and decreased ceiling effects, achieving higher measurement precision than any comparable-length static tool across four standard deviations of the measurement range. Improved psychometric properties transferred to the CAT’s superior ability to identify differences between age and disease groups. Conclusion The item bank provides a common metric and can improve the measurement of PF by facilitating the standardization of PRO measures and implementation of CATs for more efficient PF assessments over a larger range. PMID:24698295

  3. ODDS, ODDS Ratios and Relative Risk What are ODDS?

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    Priestley, Jennifer Lewis

    ODDS, ODDS Ratios and Relative Risk What are ODDS? Odds, like probability, contain the number it will not be drawn or 4 to 48 or 1:12. The odds in favor of an event or a proposition are expressed as the ratio odds, the ratio is implied, but never actually computed in its reduced form. Odds are expressed as "a

  4. COUPLING OF ANGULAR MOMENTA IN ODD-ODD NUCLEI

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    C. J. Jr. Gallagher; S. A. Moszkowski

    1958-01-01

    BS>The coupling of the angular momenta of individual particle states in ; odd-odd nuclei ls shown to be generally describable as spin-spin coupling if the ; asymptoticquantum-number description of particle states is used for deformed ; nuclei. Coupling rules for these nuclei are given, and all available data are ; treated by them. The results are compared with results based

  5. Odd Crater

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    2005-01-01

    [figure removed for brevity, see original site] Context image for PIA03549 Odd Crater

    This unusual crater is located in Sinai Planum. Not only is the shape of this crater odd, but just how the ridges on the floor formed is unknown.

    Image information: VIS instrument. Latitude 14.6S, Longitude 277.1E. 17 meter/pixel resolution.

    Note: this THEMIS visual image has not been radiometrically nor geometrically calibrated for this preliminary release. An empirical correction has been performed to remove instrumental effects. A linear shift has been applied in the cross-track and down-track direction to approximate spacecraft and planetary motion. Fully calibrated and geometrically projected images will be released through the Planetary Data System in accordance with Project policies at a later time.

    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

  6. Content Analysis of Taiwanese 14 Year Olds' Information Processing Operations Shown in Cognitive Structures Following Physics Instruction, with Relations to Science Attainment and Scientific Epistemological Beliefs.

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    Tsai, Chin-Chung

    1999-01-01

    Describes a study of Taiwanese 14-year-olds' (n=48) cognitive structures derived from the instruction of basic atomic physics. Finds that even academically above-average students tended to use relatively lower-level modes of knowledge construction, focusing on reciting or describing specific factual knowledge in physics. (Contains 27 references.)…

  7. ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS: Investigation of odd-parity Rydberg states of Eu I with autoionization detection

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    Xiao, Ying; Dai, Chang-Jian; Qin, Wen-Jie

    2009-10-01

    Isolated-core-excitation (ICE) scheme and autoionization detection are employed to study the bound Rydberg states of europium atom. The high-lying states with odd parity have been measured using the autoionization detection method with three different excitation paths via 4f76s6p[8P5/2], 4f76s6p[8P7/2] and 4f76s6p[8P9/2] intermediate states, respectively. In this paper the spectra of bound Rydberg states of Eu atom are reported, which cover the energy regions from 36000 cm-1 to 38250 cm-1 and from 38900 cm-1 to 39500 cm-1. The study provides the information about level energy, the possible J values and relative line intensity as well as the effective principal quantum number n* for these states. This work not only confirms the previous results of many states, but also discovers 11 new Rydberg states of Eu atom.

  8. The Book of Odds

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    2006-01-01

    An online book of probabilities relevant to everyday life, the Book of Odds contains thoroughly researched odds on accidents and death, daily life and activities, health and illness, relationships and society. Articles, blogs, and numerical probability statements, all written in formats friendly to the general reader, are presented here on each of the topics. This reference source contains hundreds of thousands of Odds Statements, from the odds of being the only one to survive a plane crash, to the odds of having a heart attack, to the odds of having ever eaten cold pizza for breakfast. Overall, its mission is to increase the public's understanding of probability.

  9. Odd Man Out

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    2012-11-06

    In this math game, learners determine the probability of getting an even versus an odd product using the numbers on a regular deck of cards. In the follow-up activities, learners prove by example why the even products are more likely to occur than the odd products.

  10. Odd-odd deformed proton emitters.

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    Ferreira, L S; Maglione, E

    2001-02-26

    Proton decay from odd-odd deformed nuclei is a long-standing unsolved problem. We present for the first time an exact solution using single particle Nilsson resonances. The lifetime is found to depend strongly on the single particle level occupied by the unpaired neutron, allowing a clear assignment of its Nilsson level. The emitters 112Cs, 140Ho, 150Lu, and 150Lu(m) are considered. The agreement with the experimental data is very good with deformations 0.1

  11. Quadrupole moments of odd-odd near-magic nuclei

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    Voitenkov, D.; Achakovskiy, O.; Kamerdzhiev, S.; Tolokonnikov, S.

    2012-12-01

    Ground state quadrupole moments of odd-odd near-double-magic nuclei are calculated in the approximation of non-interacting odd neutron and odd proton. Under such a simple approximation the problem is reduced to the calculations of quadrupole moments of corresponding odd-even nuclei. These calculations are performed within the self-consistent Theory of Finite Fermi Systems based on the Energy Density Functional by Fayans et al. with the known DF3-a parameters. A reasonable agreement with the available experimental data is obtained for odd-odd nuclei and odd near-magic nuclei investigated. The self-consistent approach under consideration allowed us to predict the unknown quadrupole moments of odd-even and odd-odd nuclei near the double-magic 56,78Ni, 100,132Sn nuclides.

  12. Against All Odds

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    Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy

    2005-01-01

    More than a decade ago, no one held out much hope for the poor, immigrant children at Kennedy Middle School. Nobody thinks that now. This article presents how Kennedy Middle School transformed and beat all the odds to be a "school to watch." In many ways, Kennedy Middle School has become a model of middle-grades improvement. Test scores, though…

  13. Odd Tic Tac

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    This variation of Tic Tac Toe develops students' strategic thinking. Two players, one using 1s and the other using 0s, take turns entering their numbers into the cells of a 3 by 3 grid. The winner is the first to complete three in a row with an odd sum. The game can be played on paper with a friend or against the computer with the interactive applet. The interactive version allows a user to choose which number to play with and whether to go first or second, providing an opportunity to refine strategy by reflecting on how these choices affect the outcome.

  14. Flavor Dependence of T-odd PDFs

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    Leonard P. Gamberg; Gary R. Goldstein; Marc Schlegel

    2007-04-20

    The flavor dependence of the naive time reversal odd ("T-odd'') parton distributions for $u$- and $d$-quarks are explored in the spectator model. The flavor dependence of $h_{1}^{\\perp}$ is of significance for the analysis of the azimuthal $\\cos(2\\phi)$ asymmetries in unpolarized SIDIS and DY-processes, as well as for the overall physical understanding of the distribution of transversely polarized quarks in unpolarized nucleons. As a by-product of the formalism, we calculate the chiral-odd but ``T-even'' function $h_{1L}^{\\perp}$ which enables us to present a prediction for the single spin asymmetry $A_{UL}^{\\sin(2\\phi)}$ for a longitudinally polarized target in SIDIS.

  15. Kerman-Klein-Donau-Frauendorf model for odd-odd nuclei: formal theory

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    A. Klein; P. Protopapas; S. G. Rohozinski; K. Starosta

    2002-11-05

    The Kerman-Klein-Donau-Frauendorf (KKDF) model is a linearized version of the Kerman-Klein (equations of motion) formulation of the nuclear many-body problem. In practice, it is a generalization of the standard core-particle coupling model that, like the latter, provides a description of the spectroscopy of odd nuclei in terms of the properties of neighboring even nuclei and of single-particle properties, that are the input parameters of the model. A divers sample of recent applications attest to the usefulness of the model. In this paper, we first present a concise general review of the fundamental equations and properties of the KKDF model. We then derive a corresponding formalism for odd-odd nuclei that relates their properties to those of four neighboring even nuclei, all of which enter if one is to include both multipole and pairing forces. We treat these equations in two ways. In the first we make essential use of the solutions of the neighboring odd nucleus problem, as obtained by the KKDF method. In the second, we relate the properties of the odd-odd nuclei directly to those of the even nuclei. For both choices, we derive equations of motion, normalization conditions, and an expression for transition amplitudes. We also solve the problem of choosing the subspace of physical solutions that arises in an equations of motion approach that includes pairing interactions.

  16. Microscopic study of doublet bands in odd-odd A ? 100 nuclei

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    Dar, W. A.; Sheikh, J. A.; Bhat, G. H.; Palit, R.; Ali, R. N.; Frauendorf, S.

    2015-01-01

    A systematic study of the doublet bands observed in odd-odd mass ?100 is performed using the microscopic triaxial projected shell model approach. This mass region has depicted some novel features which are not observed in other mass regions, for instance, it has been observed that doublet bands cross diabatically in 106Ag. It is demonstrated that this unique feature is due to crossing of the two 2-quasiparticle configurations having different intrinsic structures. Further, we provide a complete set of transition probabilities for all the six-isotopes studied in this work and it is shown that the predicted transitions are in good agreement with the available experimental data.

  17. Biometrics 60, 233240 The Case-Only Odds Ratio as a Causal Parameter

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    Rosenbaum, Paul R.

    Biometrics 60, 233­240 March 2004 The Case-Only Odds Ratio as a Causal Parameter Paul R. Rosenbaum, the population case-only odds ratio is written as a causal parameter in terms of potential outcomes with and without exposure to the agent. It is shown that the case-only odds ratio makes sense as a causal parameter

  18. Survey of odd-odd deformed nuclear spectroscopy

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    Hoff, R.W.

    1993-09-14

    In this paper, we survey the current experimental data that support assignment of rotational bands in odd-odd deformed nuclear in the rare earth and actinide regions. We present the results of a new study of {sup 170}Mt nuclear structure. In a comparing experimental and calculated Gallagher-Moszkowski matrix elements for rare earth-region nuclei, we have developed a new approach to the systematics of these matrix elements.

  19. Isotopic Spin and Odd-Odd N=Z Nuclei

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    S. A. Moszkowski; D. C. Peaslee

    1954-01-01

    The lowest-lying states of isotopic spin T=0 and T=1 are surveyed for odd-odd nuclei with N=Z by considering beta-decay schemes and Coulomb energy differences. For A>=26 the lowest T=0 and T=1 states appear to be very close together. The analysis permits certain predictions regarding the decay schemes of of these nuclei. Further experimental information is needed on the higher members

  20. Simultaneous Description of Even-Even, Odd-Mass and Odd-Odd Nuclear Spectra

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    Ganev, H. G.; Georgieva, A. I.

    2010-01-01

    The orthosymplectic extension of the Interacting Vector Boson Model (IVBM) is used for the simultaneous description of the spectra of different families of neighboring heavy nuclei. The structure of even-even nuclei is used as a core on which the collective excitations of the neighboring odd-mass and odd-odd nuclei are built on. Hence, the spectra of the odd-mass and odd-odd nuclei arise as a result of the consequent and self-consistent coupling of the fermion degrees of freedom of the odd particles, specified by the fermion sector SOF(2?)?OSp(2?/12, R), to the boson core which states belong to an SpB(12, R) irreducible representation. The theoretical predictions for different low-lying collective bands with positive and negative parity for two sets of neighboring nuclei with distinct collective properties are compared with experiment and IBM/IBFM/IBFFM predictions. The obtained results reveal the applicability of the used dynamical symmetry of the model.

  1. Fermion Zero Modes in Odd Dimensions

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    Hyunsoo Min

    2009-11-24

    We study the zero modes of the Abelian Dirac operator in any odd dimension. We use the stereographic projection between a $(2n-1)$ dimensional space and a $(2n-1)$ sphere embedded in a $2n$ dimensional space. It is shown that the Dirac operator with a gauge field of uniform field strengths in $S^{2n-1}$ has symmetries of SU($n$)$\\times$U(1) which is a subgroup of SO($2n$). Using group representation theory, we obtain the number of fermion zero modes, as well as their explicit forms, in a simple way.

  2. Odd-frequency superconducting states with different types of Meissner response: Problem of coexistence

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    Fominov, Ya. V.; Tanaka, Y.; Asano, Y.; Eschrig, M.

    2015-04-01

    We consider physical properties of a superconductor with a recently proposed type of odd-frequency pairing that exhibits diamagnetic Meissner response ("odd-dia state"). Such a state was suggested in order to address stability issues arising in an odd-frequency superconducting state with paramagnetic Meissner response ("odd-para state"). Assuming the existence of an odd-dia state (due to a proper retarded interaction), we study its coexistence with an odd-para state. The latter is known to be generated as an induced superconducting component in, e.g., singlet superconductor/ferromagnet proximity structures or triplet superconductor/normal metal systems. Calculating the superfluid density of the mixed odd-para/odd-dia state and the Josephson current between the odd-para and odd-dia states, we find that the expressions for the currents in both cases have nonvanishing imaginary contributions and are therefore unphysical. We show that a realization of the odd-dia state implies the absence of a Hamiltonian description of the system, and suggest that there exists no physically realizable perturbation that could give rise to the spontaneous symmetry breaking necessary for an actual realization of the odd-dia superconducting state.

  3. Nonadiabatic effects in odd-odd deformed proton emitters

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    Patial, M.; Jain, A. K. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247 667 (India); Arumugam, P. [Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247 667 (India); Centro de Fisica das Interaccoes Fundamentais, and Departmento de Fisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Avenida Rovisco Pais, P1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal); Maglione, E. [Dipartimento di Fisica ''G. Galilei'', Via Marzolo 8, I-35131 Padova, Italy and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Padova (Italy); Ferreira, L. S. [Centro de Fisica das Interaccoes Fundamentais, and Departmento de Fisica, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Avenida Rovisco Pais, P1049-001 Lisbon (Portugal)

    2011-11-30

    We present for the first time, the nonadiabatic quasiparticle approach to study proton emission from odd-odd deformed nuclei. Coriolis effects are incorporated in both the parent and daughter wavefunctions and hence our formalism allows us to study their complete role on the decay widths. First results obtained for the nucleus {sup 112}Cs suggest a weak dependance on Coriolis effect. However, we are able to reproduce the experimental half-lives without assuming the exact Nilsson orbital from which the decay proceeds.

  4. No Quadrangulation is Extremely Odd

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    Prosenjit Bose; Godfried T. Toussaint

    1995-01-01

    Given a set S of n points in the plane, a quadrangulationof S is a planar subdivision whose vertices are the pointsof S, whose outer face is the convex hull of S, and everyface of the subdivision (except possibly the outer face)is a quadrilateral. We show that S admits a quadrangulationif and only if S does not have an odd

  5. Time-odd mean fields in covariant density functional theory I. Non-rotating systems

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    A. V. Afanasjev; H. Abusara

    2010-10-09

    Time-odd mean fields (nuclear magnetism) are analyzed in the framework of covariant density functional theory (CDFT). It is shown that they always provide additional binding to the binding energies of odd-mass nuclei. This additional binding only weakly depends on the RMF parametrization reflecting good localization of the properties of time-odd mean fields in CDFT. The underlying microscopic mechanism is discussed in detail. Time-odd mean fields affect odd-even mass differences. However, our analysis suggests that the modifications of the strength of pairing correlations required to compensate for their effects are modest. In contrast, time-odd mean fields have profound effect on the properties of odd-proton nuclei in the vicinity of proton-drip line. Their presence can modify the half-lives of proton-emitters (by many orders of magnitude in light nuclei) and affect considerably the possibilities of their experimental observation.

  6. BOOK REVIEW: The Odd Quantum

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    Reynolds, Helen

    2000-03-01

    The Odd Quantum is aiming to be odd. Falling between being a quantum mechanics textbook and a `popular' science book, it aims to convey something of the substance of quantum mechanics without being overly technical or professional. It does not shy away from the mathematics of the subject or resort solely to analogy and metaphor, as so often is the case. Books aimed at the lay reader tend to take on a particular aspect of quantum mechanics, for example, wave-particle duality, and can do little more than hint at the complexity of the subject. This book is more than a textbook on quantum mechanics; it gives the reader a comprehensive account of history and an appreciation of the nature of quantum mechanics. The introductory chapters deal with the earlier part of the century and the thinking of that time. The approach is familiar, as are the stories that Treiman tells, but he also manages to convey the speed with which ideas changed and the excitement this brought to the physics community. Classical ideas of force and energy are dealt with succinctly but with sufficient depth to set up the reader for what is to come; Maxwell's equations and a brief glimpse at relativity are included. This is followed by a brief description of what the author terms the `old' quantum mechanics, in effect a highly readable tour around black body radiation and spectroscopy and the models of the atom that emerged from them. The `new' quantum mechanics begins about a third of the way through the book, and in a chapter entitled `Foundations' starts gently but rapidly moves into a detailed mathematical treatment. This section, of necessity, relapses into the style of a textbook and covers a lot of ground quickly. It is at this point that the non-specialist popular science readers for whom Treiman has written this book may become a little bemused. Concepts such as non-degeneracy and operators come thick and fast. It is difficult to imagine an educated non-physicist with little mathematical ability keeping track of the equations and their meaning. However, the text continues to be accessible and moves swiftly from `quantum classics' such as the harmonic oscillator to electrical conductivity and the collapse of stars. Reassuringly, Treiman takes time out to ask `What's going on?' where he considers the question of how probabilities get converted into `facts' when things are measured. His own fascination with the subject comes through as he considers the different interpretations of quantum mechanics. The chapter on `building blocks' starts in 1932 when ` ... it could seem that all the basic building blocks of the whole world were at last in hand'. Swiftly and succinctly it moves through to the standard model, acknowledging that a closer look would ` ... quickly carry us far afield into highly technical thickets'. The final chapter tackles the more difficult subject of quantum field theory. This is a very swift journey through quantum electrodynamics and quantum chromodynamics. It is the final summary that stands out, however. The author reminds us what to marvel about: the miracles of quantum theory that are ` ... outrageous to common sense and intuition'. This is a useful book for any science department. It will be of particular use to those of us who studied the subject some time ago and who need to refresh their memories, for example teachers of A-level physics. The asides about `what is going on' and the history that is included make it a `book' rather than a `textbook'. First-year undergraduates, or just possibly motivated and mathematically able A-level students, would also benefit. Beware, however. The mathematics is not trivial and you would arguably need to have met it before in order to cope. Although the book occasionally relapses into textbook style you are left with a sense of the wonder of the subject and an appreciation of the beauty of the mathematics that underpins it.

  7. Bayesian semiparametric proportional odds models.

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    Hanson, Timothy; Yang, Mingan

    2007-03-01

    Methodology for implementing the proportional odds regression model for survival data assuming a mixture of finite Polya trees (MPT) prior on baseline survival is presented. Extensions to frailties and generalized odds rates are discussed. Although all manner of censoring and truncation can be accommodated, we discuss model implementation, regression diagnostics, and model comparison for right-censored data. An advantage of the MPT model is the relative ease with which predictive densities, survival, and hazard curves are generated. Much discussion is devoted to practical implementation of the proposed models, and a novel MCMC algorithm based on an approximating parametric normal model is developed. A modest simulation study comparing the small sample behavior of the MPT model to a rank-based estimator and a real data example is presented. PMID:17447933

  8. Soil clay content underlies prion infection odds

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    David, Walter W.; Walsh, D.P.; Farnsworth, Matthew L.; Winkelman, D.L.; Miller, M.W.

    2011-01-01

    Environmental factors-especially soil properties-have been suggested as potentially important in the transmission of infectious prion diseases. Because binding to montmorillonite (an aluminosilicate clay mineral) or clay-enriched soils had been shown to enhance experimental prion transmissibility, we hypothesized that prion transmission among mule deer might also be enhanced in ranges with relatively high soil clay content. In this study, we report apparent influences of soil clay content on the odds of prion infection in free-ranging deer. Analysis of data from prion-infected deer herds in northern Colorado, USA, revealed that a 1% increase in the clay-sized particle content in soils within the approximate home range of an individual deer increased its odds of infection by up to 8.9%. Our findings suggest that soil clay content and related environmental properties deserve greater attention in assessing risks of prion disease outbreaks and prospects for their control in both natural and production settings. ?? 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

  9. Identification of Jpi = 0- levels in odd-odd nuclei and the absolute determination of t20 for polarized spin-1 beams

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    G. D. Jones; P. W. Green; J. A. Kuehner; D. T. Petty; J. Szücs; H. R. Weller

    1975-01-01

    It is shown that Jpi = 0- levels in odd-odd nuclei can be anambiguously identified following the (d, alpha) reaction on an even-even target; in particular, the 4.91 MeV level in 14N is assigned Jpi = 0-. It is also shown that such Jpi = 0- levels are useful for the absolute determination of the tensor component (t20) of polarized

  10. Investigation of Cool and Hot Executive Function in ODD/CD Independently of ADHD

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    Hobson, Christopher W.; Scott, Stephen; Rubia, Katya

    2011-01-01

    Background: Children with oppositional defiant disorder/conduct disorder (ODD/CD) have shown deficits in "cool" abstract-cognitive, and "hot" reward-related executive function (EF) tasks. However, it is currently unclear to what extent ODD/CD is associated with neuropsychological deficits, independently of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…

  11. Connected odd dominating sets in graphs

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    Yair Caro; William F. Klostermeyer

    2005-01-01

    An odd dominating set of a simple, undirected graph G = (V,E) is a set of vertices D V such that |N(v)\\\\D| 1 mod 2 for all vertices v 2 V. It is known that every graph has an odd dominating set. In this paper we consider the concept of connected odd dominating sets. We prove that the problem of

  12. Solar disturbances and mesospheric odd nitrogen

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    Orsini, N.; Frederick, J. E.

    1982-01-01

    The odd nitrogen (NOx) abundance of the high latitude mesosphere exhibits a large variability in response to energetic particle precipitation. Model calculations for a very large particle event predict increases in the NOx mixing ratio that can exceed a factor of ten over time periods of the order of one week in the summer hemisphere. A more typical sized event can still lead to an enhancement of a factor of three in summer. Relative changes in the winter hemisphere are less dramatic due to a larger ambient NOx mixing ratio predicted here. However, a factor of two increase in NOx is possible during a very large event. Owing to the large variability, it is difficult to define a physically meaningful mean state profile in the high latitude mesosphere. Rather, the NOx abundance likely displays an erratic behavior which is correlated with the level of solar activity.

  13. On stability of odd-frequency superconducting state

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    Lenov, Bmitry [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Martin, Ivar [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mozyrsky, Dima [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    Odd-frequency pairing mechanism has been investigated for several decades. Nevertheless the properties of such superconducting phase as well as its thermodynamic stability have remained unclear. In particular it has been argued by numerous authors that the odd-frequency state is thermodynamically unstable, has an unphysical Meissner effect (at least within the mean-field approximation), and therefore can not exist as a homogeneous phase in equilibrium physical systems. We argue that such a conclusion is incorrect because it relies on an inappropriate assumption that the odd-frequency superconductor can be described by an effective Hamiltonian that breaks the U(l) symmetry. We show that the odd-frequency state can be appropriately formulated within the functional integral representation by using the effective action to describe such a superconducting state within the mean field approximation. We find that the odd-frequency superconductor is thermodynamically stable and exhibits ordinary Meissner effect, and therefore, in principle, it can be realized in equilibrium solid state systems.

  14. Realistic ? preformation factors of odd-A and odd-odd nuclei within the cluster-formation model

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    Deng, Daming; Ren, Zhongzhou; Ni, Dongdong; Qian, Yibin

    2015-07-01

    The recently proposed cluster-formation model (CFM) (Ahmed et al 2013 J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 40 065105) is extended to calculate the ? preformation factors of odd–A and odd–odd nuclei. The extraction process of the formation energy of a preformed ? cluster is analyzed in detail, which is crucial for determining the realistic ? preformation factor in CFM. With an adaptive modification in the formation energy, we investigate the ? preformation factors of odd–A and odd–odd heavy nuclei, and our results show a good agreement with both theoretical prospects and experimental extracted values. This work confirms the validity of the CFM in ? preformation factor calculation and can be a useful reference for microscopic calculation in the future.

  15. An Odd (parity) Test of Lorentz Symmetry with Atomic Dysprosium

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    Leefer, Nathan; Hohensee, Michael

    2014-01-01

    We propose using a Stark interference technique to measure directly the odd-parity c0j components of the electron sector c?? tensor of the Standard-Model Extension. This technique has been shown to be a sensitive probe of parity violation in atomic dysprosium in a low-energy, tabletop experiment, and may also be straightforwardly applied to test Lorentz invariance. We estimate that such an experiment may be sensitive to c0j coefficients as small as 10-18.

  16. Recounting the Odds of an Even Derangement

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    Benjamin, Arthur T.

    Recounting the Odds of an Even Derangement ARTHUR T. BENJAMIN Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA@lmu.edu FLORENCE NEWBERGER California State University Long Beach, CA 90840-1001 fnewberg@csulb.edu Odd as it may with no fixed points, a derangement, and we let D(n) denote the number of derangements of n elements. For n 1

  17. Social Adjustment among Taiwanese Children with Symptoms of ADHD, ODD, and ADHD Comorbid with ODD

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    Tseng, Wan-Ling; Kawabata, Yoshito; Gau, Susan Shur-Fen

    2011-01-01

    This study examined social problems at school and relationships with peers, siblings, mothers, and fathers among children with ADHD only (n = 41), ODD only (n = 14), ADHD + ODD (n = 47), and normal controls (n = 204) from a school-based sample of 2,463 first to ninth graders in Taiwan. ADHD and ODD symptoms were determined by teacher and mother…

  18. Flexible Parametrization of Generalized Parton Distributions: The Chiral-Odd Sector

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    G. R. Goldstein; J. O. Gonzalez Hernandez; S. Liuti

    2014-12-04

    We present a physically motivated parameterization of the chiral-odd generalized parton distributions. The parametrization is an extension of our previous one in the chiral-even sector which was based on the reggeized diquark model. While for chiral even generalized distributions a quantitative fit with uncertainty estimation can be performed using deep inelastic scattering data, nucleon electromagnetic, axial and pseudoscalar form factors measurements, and all available deeply virtual Compton scattering data, the chiral-odd sector is far less constrained. While awaiting the analysis of measurements on pseudoscalar mesons exclusive electroproduction which are key for the extraction of chiral odd GPDs, we worked out a connection between the chiral-even and chiral-odd reduced helicity amplitudes using Parity transformations. The connection works for a class of models including two-components models. This relation allows us to estimate the size of the various chiral odd contributions and it opens the way for future quantitative fits.

  19. Extremal charged rotating black holes in odd dimensions

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    Allahverdizadeh, Masoud; Kunz, Jutta; Navarro-Lerida, Francisco [Institut fuer Physik, Universitaet Oldenburg, Postfach 2503 D-26111 Oldenburg (Germany); Departmento de Fisica Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Ciencias Fisicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid (Spain)

    2010-07-15

    Employing higher order perturbation theory, we obtain charged rotating black holes in odd dimensions, where the Einstein-Maxwell Lagrangian may be supplemented with a Chern-Simons term. Starting from the Myers-Perry solutions, we use the electric charge as the perturbative parameter and focus on extremal black holes with equal-magnitude angular momenta. For Einstein-Maxwell-Chern-Simons theory with arbitrary Chern-Simons coupling constant, we perform the perturbations up to 3rd order for any odd dimension. We discuss the physical properties of these black holes and study their dependence on the charge. In particular, we show that the gyromagnetic ratio g of Einstein-Maxwell black holes differs from the lowest order perturbative value D-2, and that the first correction term to g/(D-2) is universal.

  20. Topology Explains Why Automobile Sunshades Fold Oddly

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    Feist, Curtis; Naimi, Ramin

    2009-01-01

    Automobile sunshades always fold into an "odd" number of loops. The explanation why involves elementary topology (braid theory and linking number, both explained in detail here with definitions and examples), and an elementary fact from algebra about symmetric group.

  1. Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism?

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    ... nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_153398.html Could Blue Eyes Raise Odds for Alcoholism? Study finds genes ... THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with blue eyes may be more likely to become alcoholics, ...

  2. Mantel-Haenszel odds ratio and Peto's log odds ratio under the general framework of combining CDs

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    Xie, Minge

    Mantel-Haenszel odds ratio and Peto's log odds ratio under the general framework of combining CDs ratio is a special case of combining aCDs and Peto's log odds ratio can also be derived using(1 - p1) . · Objects of interest: odds ratio , log odds ratio = ln . 2. Mantel-Haenszel and Peto methods

  3. Posterior odds ratios for selected regression hypotheses

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    A. Zellner; A. Siow

    1980-01-01

    Summary  Bayesian posterior odds ratios for frequently encountered hypotheses about parameters of the normal linear multiple regression\\u000a model are derived and discussed. For the particular prior distributions utilized, it is found that the posterior odds ratios\\u000a can be well approximated by functions that are monotonic in usual sampling theoryF statistics. Some implications of this finding and the relation of our work

  4. Cut out Bus Structure and fold as shown.

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    Waliser, Duane E.

    Cut out Bus Structure and fold as shown. Glue edges labeled "Tab" as shown. Leave the Side Engine tabs un-glued. Cut out side engines as shown. Glue side engines to bus structure tabs as shown. #12;Cut out Instrument Assembly and fold as shown. Glue edges labeled "Tab" as shown. Glue Instrument Assembly

  5. BOOK REVIEW: The Odd Quantum

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    Treiman, Sam

    2003-07-01

    This is an enjoyable book by a particle physicist of some distinction, who wrote several books on the theoretical aspects of his subject. He died soon after the book was finished. This book would seem a splendid tribute to his memory. The first five chapters are an excellent introduction to quantum mechanics from the viewpoint of a particle physicist. (A solid state physicist might include some other topics.) The next three chapters give some feeling for the excitement of particle physics and describe some of the zoo of curious creatures discovered in the depths of particle accelerators, and the forces between them: strong, electromagnetic and weak. The final chapter, 'Quantum Fields', is a tour de force. The author has a light touch and a pleasant sense of humour. He does not attempt to explain everything he mentions, but he makes it very clear when he does not. These points are beautifully illustrated by the following extract from the final chapter (p 245). 'It was said above that virtual particles come into play when the real collision ingredients are all close together. In fact, virtual particles are always in play. Even a single real particle, moving along in isolation, can emit and reabsorb virtual particles over and over again. This has the effect of shifting the physical mass of the particle away from the 'bare' value that entered into the Hamiltonian. That shift inevitably turns out to be slightly infinite, and there is a whole technology for isolating and redefining away this and a few other infinities that are characteristic of renormalisable quantum field theories. But we forebear to pursue these delicacies any further here.' I particularly like 'slightly infinite'. The publisher's blurb describes this book as being suitable for popular science readers. It is not. Its level of mathematics would make it very heavy going for anyone who had not taken at least one course in mathematics at university. This is a book which can be strongly recommended as a supplementary text for undergraduates studying quantum mechanics, and also as a book for professional physicists who wish to obtain an up-to-date description and explanation of particle physics. It ought to be in every library. P Borcherds

  6. Shapes of neutron-rich A{approx_equal}190 odd-odd nuclei

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    Walker, P. M. [Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH (United Kingdom); Xu, F. R. [Department of Technical Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)

    2006-12-15

    The occurrence of oblate and prolate shapes is investigated theoretically for odd-odd neutron-rich nuclei with A{approx_equal}190. Using the cranked Woods-Saxon-Strutinsky method, including configuration constraints, it is found that collective oblate rotation coexists with high-K prolate rotation, for tantalum and rhenium isotopes with N=115 and 117.

  7. Estimating standardized risk differences from odds ratios.

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    Greenland, S; Holland, P

    1991-03-01

    Holland (1989, Biometrics 45, 1009-1016) gave simple formulas for an "adjusted" risk difference based on the Mantel-Haenszel odds ratio estimator and its variance. This "adjusted" risk difference is, in general, inconsistent, but Holland's variance formula is an immediate corollary of a more general formula by Greenland (1987, Journal of Chronic Diseases 40, 1087-1094). We show how, under a large-stratum limiting model, one can derive consistent estimators of standardized risk differences from any consistent odds ratio estimator. We also show how one can derive nonparametric standardized estimators under a sparse-data limiting model. PMID:2049505

  8. CPT-odd Photon in Vacuum-Orthogonal Model

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    Albayrak, Soner

    2015-01-01

    Lorentz and CPT violation in the photon sector with the operators of arbitrary mass dimension has been proposed in the context of Standard-Model Extension. The CPT-odd subset of this enlarged model is investigated from a quantum-field theoretical point of view. The generic forms of dispersion relations, polarization vectors and the propagators are obtained for this special subset. Particularly, the general vacuum-orthogonal model is analyzed and it is demonstrated that the vacuum orthogonal model remains vacuum orthogonal at all orders. Although the model has birefringent solutions, they are shown to be spurious. Furthermore, the relevant polarization vectors are shown to be conventional. Leading order model is explicitly analyzed and it is demonstrated that there exists a nontrivial coefficient space satisfying above properties.

  9. PARITY ODD BUBBLES IN HOT QCD.

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    KHARZEEV,D.; PISARSKI,R.D.; TYTGAT,M.H.G.

    1998-04-16

    We consider the topological susceptibility for an SU(N) gauge theory in the limit of a large number of colors, N {r_arrow} {infinity}. At nonzero temperature, the behavior of the topological susceptibility depends upon the order of the deconfining phase transition. The most interesting possibility is if the deconfining transition, at T = T{sub d}, is of second order. Then we argue that Witten's relation implies that the topological susceptibility vanishes in a calculable fashion at Td. As noted by Witten, this implies that for sufficiently light quark masses, metastable states which act like regions of nonzero {theta}--parity odd bubbles--can arise at temperatures just below T{sub d}. Experimentally, parity odd bubbles have dramatic signatures: the {eta}{prime} meson, and especially the {eta} meson, become light, and are copiously produced. Further, in parity odd bubbles, processes which are normally forbidden, such as {eta} {r_arrow} {pi}{sup 0}{pi}{sup 0}, are allowed. The most direct way to detect parity violation is by measuring a parity odd global asymmetry for charged pions, which we define.

  10. Confusion between Odds and Probability, a Pandemic?

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    Fulton, Lawrence V.; Mendez, Francis A.; Bastian, Nathaniel D.; Musal, R. Muzaffer

    2012-01-01

    This manuscript discusses the common confusion between the terms probability and odds. To emphasize the importance and responsibility of being meticulous in the dissemination of information and knowledge, this manuscript reveals five cases of sources of inaccurate statistical language imbedded in the dissemination of information to the general…

  11. Optimal Betting Odds against Insider Traders

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    Hyun Song Shin

    1991-01-01

    This paper examines the optimal pricing decision of a bookmaker facing a group of gamblers, some of whom have superior information to the bookmaker. The central result is that the normalized betting odds diverge systematically from the true possibilities of winning. Specifically, it is optimal for the bookmaker to follow a \\

  12. ODD COUPLES Extraordinary Differences between the

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    Saltzman, Wendy

    gulfs exist? From the fields of Spain to the deep oceans, evolutionary biologist Daphne Fairbairn at some of the most amazing creatures on the planet, ODD COUPLES sheds astonishing light on what it means understand much more about these creatures now that I've read this lively new book. . . . [L]ike all

  13. Stratospheric distributions of odd nitrogen and odd hydrogen in a two-dimensional model

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    Prinn, R. G.; Alyea, F. N.; Cunnold, D. M.

    1975-01-01

    A two-dimensional pole-to-pole chemical model of the stratosphere is developed which extends from 8 to 38 km in altitude. Atmospheric motions are simulated by mean vertical and meridional winds and eddy diffusion coefficients. Seasonally averaged distributions of important odd nitrogen (NO, NO2, and HNO3) and odd hydrogen (H, OH, HO2, H2O2) compounds are computed. Photodissociation of N2O leads to production of odd nitrogen in the stratosphere, and the odd nitrogen is ultimately removed by downward transport into the troposphere and by rain-out (modeled by a rain-out lifetime of 30 days below 8-km altitude). Results are presented for a quasi-steady state in which seasonal cycles repeat themselves. These results show significant latitudinal as well as vertical variations in the predicted species which emphasize the need for at least two dimensions in accurate stratospheric modeling. Computed concentrations are compared with observations when they exist.

  14. Level and life-time studies in odd-odd ^202,204Tl

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    N. Fotiades; R. O. Nelson; M. Devlin; J. A. Becker

    2008-01-01

    The ^203,205Tl(n,2ngamma) reactions were used to study excited states in odd-odd ^202,204Tl isotopes. The data were taken using the GEANIE spectrometer, a Compton-suppressed array of 26 Ge detectors. The pulsed neutron source of the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center's WNR facility provided neutrons in the energy range from 0.6 to 250 MeV. The time-of-flight technique was used to determine the

  15. Odd-parity cosmic microwave background bispectrum

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    Kamionkowski, Marc [California Institute of Technology, Mail Code 350-17, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States); Souradeep, Tarun [Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune 411007 (India)

    2011-01-15

    Measurement of the CMB bispectrum, or three-point correlation function, has now become one of the principle efforts in early-Universe cosmology. Here we show that there is an odd-parity component of the CMB bispectrum that has been hitherto unexplored. We argue that odd-parity temperature-polarization bispectra can arise, in principle, through weak lensing of the CMB by chiral gravitational waves or through cosmological birefringence, although the signals will be small even in the best-case scenarios. Measurement of these bispectra requires only modest modifications to the usual data-analysis algorithms. They may be useful as a consistency test in searches for the usual bispectrum and to search for surprises in the data.

  16. On the covariance of two correlated log-odds ratios.

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    Bagos, Pantelis G

    2012-06-30

    In many applications two correlated estimates of an effect size need to be considered simultaneously to be combined or compared. Apparently, there is a need for calculating their covariance, which however requires access to the individual data that may not be available to a researcher performing the analysis. We present a simple and efficient method for calculating the covariance of two correlated log-odds ratios. The method is very simple, is based on the well-known large sample approximations, can be applied using only data that are available in the published reports and more importantly, is very general, because it is shown to encompass several previously derived estimates (multiple outcomes, multiple treatments, dose-response models, mutually exclusive outcomes, genetic association studies) as special cases. By encompassing the previous approaches in a unified framework, the method allows easily deriving estimates for the covariance concerning problems that were not easy to be obtained otherwise. We show that the method can be used to derive the covariance of log-odds ratios from matched and unmatched case-control studies that use the same cases, a situation that has been addressed in the past only using individual data. Future applications of the method are discussed. PMID:22302419

  17. Scottish Physics and Knot Theory's Odd Origins Daniel S. Silver

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    Silver, Dan

    the beliefs and bold expectations that motivated Thomson and Tait. James Clerk Maxwell's influence on his friend Tait is well known. However, Maxwell's keen interest in the developing theory of knots and links has become clear only in recent years, thanks in great part to the efforts of M. Epple. Often Maxwell

  18. General Physics I (PHYS 1291) Fall 2013 Odd # Sections

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    Columbia University

    Forces 2 Forces Oct. 14 4 Geom. Optics 4 Geom. Optics 4 Geom. Optics 4 Geom. Optics Oct. 21 5 Lenses 5 Lenses 5 Lenses 5 Lenses Oct. 28 6 Optical Instr. 6 Optical Instr. 6 Optical Instr. 6 Optical Instr. Nov

  19. Odds Ratio Estimation in Bernoulli Smoothing Spline ANOVA Models

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    Wang, Yuedong

    Odds Ratio Estimation in Bernoulli Smoothing Spline ANOVA Models Yuedong Wang \\Lambda Department the odds ratios based on a SS ANOVA model for binary data and construct Bayesian confidence in­ tervals. We intervals. Our simulations suggest that the odds ratio estimates are quite reasonable in general but may

  20. An Estimate of the Odds Ratio That Always Exists

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    Parzen, Michael

    An Estimate of the Odds Ratio That Always Exists Michael PARZEN , Stuart LIPSITZ, Joseph IBRAHIM, and Neil KLAR This article proposes an estimate of the odds ratio in a (2 £ 2) table obtained from studies estimate of the odds ratio which has such properties is obtained when adding .5 to each cell of the table

  1. Connected odd dominating sets in graphs Department of Mathematics

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    Yuster, Raphael

    Connected odd dominating sets in graphs Yair Caro Department of Mathematics University of Haifa@research.haifa.ac.il Abstract An odd dominating set of a simple, undirected graph G = (V, E) is a set of vertices D V such that |N[v] D| 1 mod 2 for all vertices v V . It is known that every graph has an odd dominating set

  2. Rotational high spin structures in doubly-odd {sup 184}Au

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    Ibrahim, F.; Hojman, D.; Kreiner, A.J.; Roussiere, B.; Sauvage, J.; Bourgeois, C.; Korichi, A.; Davidson, J.; Davidson, M.; Debray, M.; Deloncle, I.; Knipper, A.; Le Blanc, F.; Marguier, G.; Oms, J.; Perrin, N.; Porquet, M.G.; Sergolle, H.; Somacal, H. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, F-91406 Orsay Cedex (France)] [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, F-91406 Orsay Cedex (France); [Departamento de Fisica, CNEA 1429 Buenos Aires, Argentina Centre de Spectrometrie Nucleaire et de Spectrometrie de Masse, F-91405 Orsay Cedex (France); [Centre de Recherches Nucleaires, F-67037 Strasbourg (France); [Institut de Physique Nucleaire de Lyon, F-69621 Villeurbanne (France)

    1996-04-01

    Excited states in the doubly-odd{sup 184}Au nucleus have been studied by in-beam {gamma}-ray spectroscopy. This nucleus was produced through the fusion-evaporation reactions {sup 165}Ho({sup 24}Mg, 5{ital n}), {sup 170}Yb({sup 19}F, 5{ital n}), and {sup 161}Dy({sup 27}Al, 4{ital n}). Different rotational band structures have been observed and interpreted as specific couplings of proton and neutron single-particle excitations present in neighboring odd Au and Pt nuclei. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

  3. Updated constraints from radiative $?$ decays on a light CP-odd Higgs

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    F. Domingo

    2010-10-22

    The possible existence of a light CP-odd Higgs state in many new-physics models could lead to observable effects in the bottomonium sector. Experimental bounds on radiative $\\Upsilon$ decays through such a pseudoscalar state and possible mixings with the $\\eta_b^0$ states are reviewed. Combining these two effects, we set constraints on the properties of the CP-odd Higgs in the limit of small photon energy of $BR(\\Upsilon\\to\\gamma\\,\\tau^+\\tau^-)$, that is on the pseudoscalar mass-range $\\sim8-10$GeV.

  4. Topological Blount's theorem of odd-parity superconductors

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    Kobayshi, Shingo; Shiozaki, Ken; Sato, Masatoshi; Tanaka, Yukio

    2014-03-01

    Nontrivial nodal structures are one of the most salient features of gap functions of the unconventional superconductors. In a system with spin-orbit coupling and crystal field, the group theory plays a key role to determine the node of the gap function. From the group theoretical ground, Blount proved that the line node is ``vanishingly improbable'' in spin-triplet superconductors. Namely, it is impossible to create a stable line node in odd-parity superconductors. Our motivation is to compare the group theoretical result with topological stability of nodes by K-theory As a result, we found that K-theory not only rebuilds the original Blount's argument but also exhibits counterexamples with the stable line node. In this talk, we will show the physical interpretation of them.

  5. Torsion, Parity-odd Response and Anomalies in Topological States

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    Onkar Parrikar; Taylor L. Hughes; Robert G. Leigh

    2014-07-25

    We study the response of a class of topological systems to electromagnetic and gravitational sources, including torsion and curvature. By using the technology of anomaly polynomials, we derive the parity-odd response of a massive Dirac fermion in $d=2+1$ and $d=4+1$, which provides a simple model for a topological insulator. We discuss the covariant anomalies of the corresponding edge states, from a Callan-Harvey anomaly-inflow, as well as a Hamiltonian spectral flow point of view. We also discuss the applicability of our results to other systems such as Weyl semi-metals. Finally, using dimensional reduction from $d=4+1$, we derive the effective action for a $d=3+1$ time-reversal invariant topological insulator in the presence of torsion and curvature, and discuss its various physical consequences.

  6. Even and odd generalized hypergeometric coherent states

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    Won Sang Chung; Mahouton Norbert Hounkonnou; Sama Arjika

    2014-06-11

    In this paper, we investigate a large class of generalized hypergeometric states $|p,q,z\\rangle$, depending on a complex variable $z$ and two sets of parameters, $(a_1,\\cdots,a_p)$ and $(b_1,\\cdots,b_q)$. Even and odd generalized hypergeometric states $|p,q,z\\rangle_e$ and $|p,q,z\\rangle_o$ are also defined and analyzed. The moment problem is solved by the Mellin transform techniques. For particular values of $p$ and $q$, the photon-counting statistics, quantum optical properties and geometry of these states are discussed.

  7. Abelian Zero Modes in Odd Dimensions

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    Gerald V. Dunne; Hyunsoo Min

    2008-08-21

    We show that the Loss-Yau zero modes of the 3d abelian Dirac operator may be interpreted in a simple manner in terms of a stereographic projection from a 4d Dirac operator with a constant field strength of definite helicity. This is an alternative to the conventional viewpoint involving Hopf maps from S^3 to S^2. Furthermore, our construction generalizes in a straightforward way to any odd dimension. The number of zero modes is related to the Chern-Simons number in a nonlinear manner.

  8. Shell Model Description of the Odd-Odd Co and Cu Nuclei

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    Medina, N. H.; Allegro, P. R. P.; Oliveira, J. R. B. de; Ribas, R. V.; Seale, W. A.; Toufen, D. L. [Instituto de Fisica da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (Brazil); Silveira, M. A. G. [Centro Universitario da FEI, Sao Bernardo do Campo (Brazil)

    2007-10-26

    The known excited states of the odd-odd nuclei {sup 54,56,58,60}Co and 60,62,64,66Cu were interpreted in the framework of the large scale shell model (LSSM), using several effective interactions and configuration spaces. For the description of the negative parity states, we have allowed one particle excitation to the g{sub 9/2} orbital. The LSSM using the GXPF1 effective interaction reproduces well the first excited states in all of these nuclei.

  9. Enhancement of the C P -odd effect in the nuclear electric dipole moment of 6Li

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    Yamanaka, Nodoka; Hiyama, Emiko

    2015-05-01

    We calculate for the first time the electric dipole moment (EDM) of the 6Li nucleus within the ? +p +n three-body cluster model using the Gaussian expansion method, assuming the one-meson exchange P , CP-odd nuclear forces. It is found that the EDM of 6Li is 2 times more sensitive to the isovector pion exchange P , CP-odd nuclear force than the deuteron EDM because of the CP-odd interaction between the nucleons and the ? cluster. The 9Be EDM is also calculated in the same framework as an ? +? +n three-body system. We also test the ab initio calculation of the EDM of the deuteron, 3H , and 3He nuclei using the realistic Argonne v 18 nuclear force. In the ab initio calculations, good agreements with previous studies are obtained. We finally discuss the prospects for new physics beyond the standard model.

  10. Enhancement of the CP-odd effect in the nuclear electric dipole moment of $^6$Li

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    Nodoka Yamanaka; Emiko Hiyama

    2015-03-15

    We calculate for the first time the electric dipole moment (EDM) of the $^6$Li nucleus within the alpha + p + n three-body cluster model using the Gaussian expansion method, assuming the one meson exchange P, CP-odd nuclear forces. It is found that the EDM of the $^6$Li is 2 times more sensitive on the isovector pion exchange P, CP-odd nuclear force than the deuteron EDM, due to the CP-odd interaction between the nucleons and the alpha cluster. The $^9$Be EDM is also calculated in the same framework as an alpha + alpha + n three-body system. We also test the ab initio calculation of the EDM of the deuteron, $^3$H and $^3$He nuclei using the realistic Argonne $v18$ nuclear force. In the ab initio calculations, good agreements with previous studies are obtained. We finally discuss the prospects for the new physics beyond the standard model.

  11. Magnetic-field-induced odd-frequency superconductivity in s-wave superconductors

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    Matsumoto, Masashige; Koga, Mikito; Kusunose, Hiroaki

    2013-08-01

    The wavefunction of the Cooper pair of the conventional BCS state is characterized by an evenparity (s-wave) spin-singlet state. An external magnetic field is well known to modify the wavefunction of the Cooper pair and to break the conventional BCS superconducting state. We find that the wavefunction of the modified Cooper pair contains a spin-triplet component with s-wave orbital symmetry. While the spin-triplet s-wave Cooper pair is forbidden owing to the fermion property, it is permitted in the generalized theoretical framework containing an odd-frequency dependence of the order parameter. We investigate this point on the basis of the self-consistent calculation in the Eliashberg theory and find that the odd-frequency order parameter coexists with the evenfrequency one. We also report how the physical properties are affected by the induced odd-frequency superconducting order parameter.

  12. Interior view, anteroom of the postmaster general's reception hall; shown ...

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    Interior view, anteroom of the postmaster general's reception hall; shown here are two of the six aluminum statues of postal delivery men - New Post Office Building, Twelfth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  13. 1. East side of lower dam shown with water level ...

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    1. East side of lower dam shown with water level dropped. VIEW WEST - Loleta Recreation Area, Lower Dam, 6 miles Southeast of interesection of State Route 24041 & State Route 66, Loleta, Elk County, PA

  14. 2. East side of lower dam shown with water flowing ...

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    2. East side of lower dam shown with water flowing over dam. VIEW WEST - Loleta Recreation Area, Lower Dam, 6 miles Southeast of interesection of State Route 24041 & State Route 66, Loleta, Elk County, PA

  15. 1. Shown in the electric motor which powered the belts ...

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    1. Shown in the electric motor which powered the belts and drive shafts. This power system drove the tumblers which cleaned chain in building #7. - American Chain & Cable Company, East Princess Street (400 Block), York, York County, PA

  16. The ODD protocol: A review and first update

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    Grimm, Volker; Berger, Uta; DeAngelis, Donald L.; Polhill, J. Gary; Giske, Jarl; Railsback, Steven F.

    2010-01-01

    The 'ODD' (Overview, Design concepts, and Details) protocol was published in 2006 to standardize the published descriptions of individual-based and agent-based models (ABMs). The primary objectives of ODD are to make model descriptions more understandable and complete, thereby making ABMs less subject to criticism for being irreproducible. We have systematically evaluated existing uses of the ODD protocol and identified, as expected, parts of ODD needing improvement and clarification. Accordingly, we revise the definition of ODD to clarify aspects of the original version and thereby facilitate future standardization of ABM descriptions. We discuss frequently raised critiques in ODD but also two emerging, and unanticipated, benefits: ODD improves the rigorous formulation of models and helps make the theoretical foundations of large models more visible. Although the protocol was designed for ABMs, it can help with documenting any large, complex model, alleviating some general objections against such models.

  17. Flexible parametrization of generalized parton distributions: The chiral-odd sector

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    Goldstein, Gary R.; Hernandez, J. Osvaldo Gonzalez; Liuti, Simonetta

    2015-06-01

    We present a physically motivated parametrization of the chiral-odd generalized parton distributions. The parametrization is an extension of our previous one in the chiral-even sector which was based on the Reggeized diquark model. While for chiral-even generalized distributions a quantitative fit with uncertainty estimation can be performed using deep inelastic scattering data, nucleon electromagnetic, axial and pseudoscalar form factors measurements, and all available deeply virtual Compton scattering data, the chiral-odd sector is far less constrained. While awaiting the analysis of measurements on pseudoscalar mesons exclusive electroproduction which are key for the extraction of chiral-odd GPDs, we worked out a connection between the chiral-even and chiral-odd reduced helicity amplitudes using parity transformations. The connection works for quark-parton models including both scalar and axial vector diquark models, and spectator models in general. This relation allows us to estimate the size of the various chiral-odd contributions and it opens the way for future quantitative fits.

  18. Singular eigenstates in the even(odd) length Heisenberg spin chain

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    Ranjan Giri, Pulak; Deguchi, Tetsuo

    2015-05-01

    We study the implications of the regularization for the singular solutions on the even(odd) length spin-1/2 XXX chains in some specific down-spin sectors. In particular, the analytic expressions of the Bethe eigenstates for three down-spin sector have been obtained along with their numerical forms in some fixed length chains. For an even-length chain if the singular solutions \\{{{? }? }\\} are invariant under the sign changes of their rapidities \\{{{? }? }\\}=\\{-{{? }? }\\}, then the Bethe ansatz equations are reduced to a system of (M-2)/2((M-3)/2) equations in an even (odd) down-spin sector. For an odd N length chain in the three down-spin sector, it has been analytically shown that there exist singular solutions in any finite length of the spin chain of the form N=3(2k+1) with k=1,2,3,\\cdots . It is also shown that there exist no singular solutions in the four down-spin sector for some odd-length spin-1/2 XXX chains.

  19. Eguchi-Hanson Solitons in Odd Dimensions

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    R. Clarkson; R. B. Mann

    2005-08-26

    We present a new class of solutions in odd dimensions to Einstein's equations containing either a positive or negative cosmological constant. These solutions resemble the even-dimensional Eguchi-Hanson-(A)dS metrics, with the added feature of having Lorentzian signatures. They are asymptotic to (A)dS$_{d+1}/Z_p$. In the AdS case their energy is negative relative to that of pure AdS. We present perturbative evidence in 5 dimensions that such metrics are the states of lowest energy in their asymptotic class, and present a conjecture that this is generally true for all such metrics. In the dS case these solutions have a cosmological horizon. We show that their mass at future infinity is less than that of pure dS.

  20. Dimensions are shown in inch (mm ) Dimensions subject to change

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    Berns, Hans-Gerd

    Dimensions are shown in inch (mm ) Dimensions subject to change www.ittcannon.comH-16 DIP H C&K RTE of Positions RTE02 2 position RTE03 3 position RTE04 4 position* RTE10 10 position RTE16 16 position ESD Silver * RTE04 version only available with screw driver slot acuator "0" ** ESD protection only available

  1. Introduction Fresh or brackish ground water has been shown to

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    Krantz, David

    Introduction Fresh or brackish ground water has been shown to exist in submarine sediments of the Atlantic Coast, especially in the Delmarva Peninsula, is the relative contribution of submarine ground beneath Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia (Delmarva) coastal bays, we measured (1) salinity and nutrient

  2. Styrofoam tortilla warmers (shown below) can be found at discount

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    Saffman, Mark

    Styrofoam tortilla warmers (shown below) can be found at discount stores like K-Mart or Wal can fold a piece of cardboard to wedge between the can and styrofoam. Cut the black construction paper of the can. Cloud Chambers Materials · Styrofoam tortilla warmer · Nut can · Clear plexiglass · Denatured

  3. 59. DETAIL OF THIRD PAYLOAD CONTROL PANEL IN CONSOLE SHOWN ...

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    59. DETAIL OF THIRD PAYLOAD CONTROL PANEL IN CONSOLE SHOWN IN CA-133-1-A-58. NOTE 20-CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS PANEL IN FOREGROUND. - Vandenberg Air Force Base, Space Launch Complex 3, Launch Operations Building, Napa & Alden Roads, Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, CA

  4. Introduction Prior research has shown that energy savings are

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    Carreira-Perpiñán, Miguel Á.

    conditions for human occupancy. American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers of Heating, Refrigeration and Air- Conditioning Engineers,Inc., 2004. [6] EnergyPlus - building energyIntroduction Prior research has shown that energy savings are achievable by regulating fresh air

  5. Contextual view of building 271 from across the river shown ...

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    Contextual view of building 271 from across the river shown at center between coal sheds at left and building 91 at right; camera facing northwest. - Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Mechanics Shop, Waterfront Avenue, west side between A Street & Third Street, Vallejo, Solano County, CA

  6. Middle atmosphere heating by exothermic chemical reactions involving odd-hydrogen species

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    Mlynczak, Martin G.; Solomon, Susan

    1991-01-01

    The rate of heating which occurs in the middle atmosphere due to four exothermic reactions involving members of the odd-hydrogen family is calculated. The following reactions are considered: O + OH yields O2 + H; H + O2 + M yields HO2 + M; H + O3 yields OH + O2; and O + HO2 yields OH + O2. It is shown that the heating rates due to these reactions rival the oxygen-related heating rates conventionally considered in middle-atmosphere models. The conversion of chemical potential energy into molecular translational energy (heat) by these odd-hydrogen reactions is shown to be a significant energy source in the middle atmosphere that has not been previously considered.

  7. Genuine CP-odd Observables at the LHC

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    Tao Han; Yingchuan Li

    2009-11-16

    We discuss how to construct genuine CP-odd observables at the LHC. We classify the observables according to the even and odd properties under the naive T-transformation (\\hat{T}). There are two classes of observables of our interests: CP-odd and \\hat{T}-even; CP-odd and \\hat{T}-odd. We expect them to have broad applications to many processes in theories beyond Standard Model with CP violation. For the purpose of illustration, we use simple example of W+W- production and subsequent decays at the LHC, where the CP violation effects are parameterized by effective CP-violating operators of WWZ coupling. We find significant sensitivity to the CP-odd couplings.

  8. Pair and impair, even and odd form fields, and electromagnetism

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    Da Rocha, R.; Rodrigues, W. A., Jr.

    2010-01-01

    In this paper after reviewing the Schouten and de Rham definition of impair and pair differential form fields (not to be confused with differential form fields of even and odd grades) we prove that in a relativistic spacetime it is possible (despite claims in contrary) to coherently formulate electromagnetism (and we believe any other physical theory) using only pair form fields or, if one wishes, using pair and impair form fields together, in an appropriate way. Those two distinct descriptions involve only a mathematical choice and do not seem to lead to any observable physical consequence if due care is taken. Moreover, we show in details that a formulation of electromagnetic theory in the Clifford bundle formalism of differential forms where the two Maxwell equations of the so called free metric approach becomes a single equation is compatible with both formulations of electromagnetism just mentioned above. Moreover we derive directly from Maxwell equation the density of force (coupling of the electromagnetic field with the charge current) that is a postulate in the free metric approach to electromagnetism. We recall also a formulation of the engineering version of Maxwell equations using electric and magnetic fields as objects of the same nature, i.e., without using polar and axial vectors.

  9. 59. Timbers from the lock are shown in one of ...

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    59. Timbers from the lock are shown in one of two large, unused, waste water settling tanks (near the city of New Haven, at some distance from the lock site). All members have been laid up with contemporary separating ties between them to ensure complete wetting during storage. - Wabash & Erie Canal, Lock No. 2, 8 miles east of Fort Wayne, adjacent to U.S. Route 24, New Haven, Allen County, IN

  10. Critical behaviour in a driven diffusive system with an odd induced current

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    J. Honkonen; A. Kupiainen

    1987-01-01

    The authors present a field theoretic renormalisation group analysis of the critical behaviour of a diffusive system subject to an external field for the case of an odd induced current. The fixed-point equations are shown to impose constraints on the critical exponents. Below Dc=3, the solution that is stable at one-loop order corresponds to a fixed point with anomalous dimensions

  11. Shape phase transition and phase coexistence in odd Sm nuclei

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    Zhang, Yu; Pan, Feng; Liu, Yu-Xin; Luo, Yan-An; Draayer, J. P.

    2013-07-01

    The shape phase transition and the associated phase coexistence in the odd Sm isotopes are investigated. Through analyzing two-neutron separation energies and the low-lying spectra of the odd Sm isotopes, it is found that the spherical to axially deformed shape phase transition does occur in the odd Sm nuclei just as their neighboring even Sm nuclei. The phase coexistence in 151Sm, which lies close to the critical point, is revealed.

  12. Rank-based SLOCC classification for odd n qubits

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    Xiangrong Li; Dafa Li

    2011-06-21

    We study the entanglement classification under stochastic local operations and classical communication (SLOCC) for odd n-qubit pure states. For this purpose, we introduce the rank with respect to qubit i for an odd n-qubit state. The ranks with respect to qubits 1,2,...,n give rise to the classification of the space of odd n qubits into 3^n families.

  13. {sup 58}Co: Structure of an odd-odd nucleus in the pf shell

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    Silveira, M. A. G.; Medina, N. H.; Oliveira, J. R. B.; Alcantara-Nunez, J. A.; Cybulska, E. W.; Dias, H.; Rao, M. N.; Ribas, R. V.; Seale, W. A.; Wiedemann, K. T.; Brown, B. A.; Honma, M.; Mizusaki, T.; Otsuka, T. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States); Center for Mathematical Sciences, University of Aizu, Tsuruga, Ikki-machi, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580 (Japan); Institute of Natural Sciences, Senshu University, Higashimita, Tama, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 214-8580 (Japan); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); RIKEN, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

    2006-12-15

    High-spin states in the odd-odd {sup 58}Co nucleus have been studied with the fusion-evaporation reaction {sup 51}V ({sup 10}B,p2n) using the {gamma}-spectrometer Saci-Perere. Thirty-six new excited states up to spin 11{sup +} and an excitation energy of 8.0 MeV have been observed, which are connected by 46 {gamma}-ray transitions. Transition probabilities for 14 excited states were measured through the Doppler-shift attenuation method. The results are compared with shell-model calculations using the GXPF1 effective interaction, developed for use in the pf shell. These results were interpreted by considering particle-hole excitations with respect to the doubly magic N=Z=28 core.

  14. Isospin and deformation studies in the odd-odd N=Z nucleus {sup 54}Co

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    Rudolph, D.; Andersson, L.-L.; Ekman, J.; Erten, O.; Fahlander, C.; Johansson, E. K.; Andreoiu, C. [Department of Physics, Lund University, S-22100 Lund (Sweden); Bengtsson, R.; Ragnarsson, I. [Department of Mathematical Physics, LTH, Lund University, S-22100 Lund (Sweden); Bentley, M. A.; Williams, S. J. [School of Chemistry and Physics, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG United Kingdom (United Kingdom); Carpenter, M. P.; Seweryniak, D. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Charity, R. J.; Reviol, W.; Sarantites, D. G. [Chemistry Department, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63130 (United States); Clark, R. M.; Fallon, P.; Macchiavelli, A. O.; Svensson, C. E. [Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States)

    2010-11-15

    High-spin states in the odd-odd N=Z nucleus {sup 54}Co have been investigated by the fusion-evaporation reaction {sup 28}Si({sup 32}S,1{alpha}1p1n){sup 54}Co. Gamma-ray information gathered with the Ge detector array Gammasphere was correlated with evaporated particles detected in the charged particle detector system Microball and a 1{pi} neutron detector array. A significantly extended excitation scheme of {sup 54}Co is presented, which includes a candidate for the isospin T=1, 6{sup +} state of the 1f{sub 7/2}{sup -2} multiplet. The results are compared to large-scale shell-model calculations in the fp shell. Effective interactions with and without isospin-breaking terms have been used to probe isospin symmetry and isospin mixing. A quest for deformed high-spin rotational cascades proved negative. This feature is discussed by means of cranking calculations.

  15. High-Spin States in the Odd-Odd Nucleus 92Nb

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    Wu, Yi-Heng; Lu, Jing-Bin; Luo, Peng-Wei; Li, Guang-Sheng; Li, Hong-Wei; Wu, Xiao-Guang; He, Chuang-Ye; Zheng, Yun; Ma, Ke-Yan; Yang, Dong; Li, Cong-Bo; Hu, Shi-Peng; Liu, Jia-Jian; Wang, Jin-Long; Yao, Shun-He; Chen, Qi-Ming; Zhong, Jian

    2014-04-01

    High spin states of the odd-odd nucleus 92Nb are investigated using the 82Se (14N, 4n)92Nb reaction at a beam energy of 54 MeV. The level scheme of the 92Nb was extended up to J? =(16+) at about 7.3 MeV and J?=(21-) at about 9.7 MeV. According to systematic analyses and a comparison with the neighboring nucleus, the higher spin states could be interpreted by the multi-particle excitations in the ?(f5/2,p3/2,p1/2,g9/2)?(p1/2,g9/2,d5/2, g7/2) configuration space.

  16. Onset of collectivity in the odd-odd nucleus [sup 72]As

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    Doering, J.; Tabor, S.L.; Holcomb, J.W.; Johnson, T.D.; Riley, M.A.; Womble, P.C. (Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 (United States))

    1994-05-01

    High-spin states in the odd-odd nucleus [sup 72]As were investigated by means of coincidence measurements via the [sup 59]Co([sup 19]F,[alpha][ital pn]) and the [sup 65]Cu([sup 12]C,[alpha][ital n]) reactions at beam energies of 55 MeV and 50 MeV, respectively. Two new rotational-like level sequences of probably opposite parities have been found to feed into the known 7[sup ([minus])] isomer at 562.8 keV. Lifetime measurements for some states of the positive-parity sequence using the Doppler shift attenuation method revealed transition strengths of [ital B]([ital E]2)[approx]40 Weisskopf units. Thus, this band is interpreted as a collective structure built on the two-quasiparticle intruder configuration ([pi][ital g][sub 9/2][direct product][nu][ital g][sub 9/2]).

  17. Frictional properties of two alkanethiol self assembled monolayers in sliding contact: Odd-even effects

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    Ramin, Leyla; Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad

    2012-11-01

    Using molecular dynamics simulation, we have investigated the structural effects on the frictional properties of self assembled monolayers (SAM) of n-alkanethiols [CH3(CH2)n-1SH, n = 12-15] in SAM-SAM contacts attached on Au (111) substrates. We have observed an odd-even effect where friction coefficient for SAM-SAM contacts with n = odd showed consistently higher values than those with n = even. This odd-even effect is independent of the sliding velocity and the relative tilt directions of the SAMs, and persists over a much higher pressure range than that reported before for SAM-Au contacts [L. Ramin and A. Jabbarzadeh, Langmuir 28, 4102-4112 (2012), 10.1021/la204701z]. For odd systems higher gauche defects were shown to be the possible source of high friction coefficient. Under the same load and shear rates (comparable sliding velocities), SAM-SAM contacts show mostly higher friction compared to SAM-Au contacts. For SAM-SAM contacts, a more significant increase of friction occurs at higher shear rates due to a shift in the tilt orientation angle. We show SAM-SAM contacts with misaligned relative tilt orientation angle (˜45°-90°) have considerably lower friction compared with those whose tilt orientation angles are almost aligned in the opposite directions and parallel to the shear.

  18. Frictional properties of two alkanethiol self assembled monolayers in sliding contact: odd-even effects.

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    Ramin, Leyla; Jabbarzadeh, Ahmad

    2012-11-01

    Using molecular dynamics simulation, we have investigated the structural effects on the frictional properties of self assembled monolayers (SAM) of n-alkanethiols [CH(3)(CH(2))(n-1)SH, n = 12-15] in SAM-SAM contacts attached on Au (111) substrates. We have observed an odd-even effect where friction coefficient for SAM-SAM contacts with n = odd showed consistently higher values than those with n = even. This odd-even effect is independent of the sliding velocity and the relative tilt directions of the SAMs, and persists over a much higher pressure range than that reported before for SAM-Au contacts [L. Ramin and A. Jabbarzadeh, Langmuir 28, 4102-4112 (2012)]. For odd systems higher gauche defects were shown to be the possible source of high friction coefficient. Under the same load and shear rates (comparable sliding velocities), SAM-SAM contacts show mostly higher friction compared to SAM-Au contacts. For SAM-SAM contacts, a more significant increase of friction occurs at higher shear rates due to a shift in the tilt orientation angle. We show SAM-SAM contacts with misaligned relative tilt orientation angle (?45°-90°) have considerably lower friction compared with those whose tilt orientation angles are almost aligned in the opposite directions and parallel to the shear. PMID:23145741

  19. Stability and change of ODD, CD and ADHD diagnosis in referred preschool children.

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    Bunte, Tessa L; Schoemaker, Kim; Hessen, David J; van der Heijden, Peter G M; Matthys, Walter

    2014-10-01

    Longitudinal studies have shown that preschool children's diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder (CD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are likely to persist into school age. However, limited attention has been paid to instability of diagnosis. The aim of the present study, therefore, was to investigate both stability and change of ODD, CD and ADHD diagnosis in children aged 3.5-5.5 years. For diagnosing these disorders, a semi-structured diagnostic parent interview, i.e., the Kiddie-Disruptive Behavior Disorder Schedule (K-DBDS), was used at the first assessment and at follow-up assessments (9 and 18 months). Five diagnostic stability groups (chronic, partial remission, full remission, new onset, no diagnosis) were compared with regard to impairment and number of symptoms. Participants were referred preschool children with externalizing behavioral problems (N?=?193; 83% male) and typically developing (TD) children (N?=?58; 71% male). Follow-up assessments allowed to distinguish children belonging to the chronic group of ODD, CD or ADHD from those belonging to one of the remission groups. In addition, there was a substantial number of children with a new onset diagnosis. In conclusion, as a complement to studies showing stability of ODD, CD and ADHD diagnosis into school age, present findings point to changes of diagnosis in the preschool and early school period. Diagnostic reassessments therefore are needed in this age group. PMID:24781411

  20. "Dealing" with Incidence, Prevalence, and Odds Concepts in Undergraduate Epidemiology

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    Senchina, David S.; Laurson, Kelly R.

    2009-01-01

    Concepts and associated statistical formulae of incidence, prevalence, and odds/odds ratios are core knowledge in epidemiology yet can be confusing for students. The purpose of this project was to develop, validate, and share one possible pedagogical technique using playing cards that could be employed to improve undergraduate understanding of…

  1. Odd Leaf Out Improving visual recognition with games

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    Golbeck, Jennifer

    Odd Leaf Out Improving visual recognition with games Derek Hansen, Darcy Lewis, Dana Rotman, we introduce a new game, Odd Leaf Out, which provides players with an enjoyable and educational game that serves the purpose of identifying misclassification errors in a large database of labeled leaf images

  2. Massive and massless higher spinning particles in odd dimensions

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    Bastianelli, Fiorenzo; Corradini, Olindo; Latini, Emanuele

    2014-01-01

    We study actions for massive bosonic particles of higher spins by dimensionally reducing an action for massless particles. For the latter we take a model with a SO(N) extended local supersymmetry on the worldline, that is known to describe massless (conformal) particles of higher spins in flat spacetimes of even dimensions. Dimensional reduction produces an action for massive spinning particles in odd dimensions. The field equations that emerge in a quantization a la Dirac are shown to be equivalent to the Fierz-Pauli ones. The massless limit generates a multiplet of massless states with higher spins, whose first quantized field equations have a geometric form with fields belonging to various types of Young tableaux. These geometric equations can be partially integrated to show their equivalence with the standard Fronsdal-Labastida equations. We covariantize our model to check whether an extension to curved spacetimes can be achieved. Restricting to (A)dS spaces, we find that the worldline gauge algebra becom...

  3. The n-tangle of odd n qubits

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    D. Li

    2011-06-17

    Coffman, Kundu and Wootters presented the 3-tangle of three qubits in [Phys. Rev. A 61, 052306 (2000)]. Wong and Christensen extended the 3-tangle to even number of qubits, known as $n$-tangle [Phys. Rev. A 63, 044301 (2001)]. In this paper, we propose a generalization of the 3-tangle to any odd $n$-qubit pure states and call it the $n$-tangle of odd $n$ qubits. We show that the $n$-tangle of odd $n$ qubits is invariant under permutations of the qubits, and is an entanglement monotone. The $n$-tangle of odd $n$ qubits can be considered as a natural entanglement measure of any odd $n$-qubit pure states.

  4. Computing an Exact Confidence Interval for the Common Odds Ratio in Several 2×2 Contingency Tables

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    Cyrus R. Mehta; Nitin R. Patel; Robert Gray

    1985-01-01

    A quadratic time network algorithm is provided for computing an exact confidence interval for the common odds ratio in several 2×2 independent contingency tables. The algorithm is shown to be a considerable improvement on an existing algorithm developed by Thomas (1975), which relies on exhaustive enumeration. Problems that would formerly have consumed several CPU hours can now be solved in

  5. When Is an Odd Number Not Odd? Influence of Task Rule on the MARC Effect for Numeric Classification

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    Cho, Yang Seok; Proctor, Robert W.

    2007-01-01

    When classifying numbers as odd or even with left-right keypresses, performance is better with the mapping even-right/odd-left than with the opposite mapping. This linguistic markedness association of response codes (MARC) effect has been attributed to compatibility between the linguistic markedness of stimulus and response codes. In 2 experiments…

  6. Gear Durability Shown To Be Improved by Superfinishing

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    Krautz, Timothy L.

    2000-01-01

    Gears, bearings, and similar mechanical elements transmit loads through contacting surfaces. At the NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field, we postulated that the fatigue lives of gears could be improved by providing smoother tooth surfaces. A superfinishing process was applied to a set of conventionally ground, aerospace-quality gears. This process produced a highly polished, mirrorlike surface as shown in the preceding photograph. The surface fatigue lives of both superfinished and conventionally ground gears were measured by experiments. The superfinished gears survived about four times longer than the conventionally ground gears. These superfinished gears were produced from conventionally ground, aerospace-quality gears whose geometry had been inspected. The gears were superfinished by placing them in a vibrating bath consisting of water, detergent, abrasive powder, and small pieces of zinc. Upon removal from the bath, the surfaces were highly polished, as depicted in the preceding photograph. The gears were again inspected, and dimensional measurements made before and after the superfinishing operation were compared. Superfinishing removed the peaks of the grinding marks and left a much smoother surface. Profile and spacing checks proved that the overall gear tooth shape was not affected in any harmful way. Superfinishing uniformly removed approximately 2.5 microns from each surface.

  7. Large scale shell model calculations for odd-odd $^{58-62}$Mn isotopes

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    P. C. Srivastava; I. Mehrotra

    2010-04-20

    Large scale shell model calculations have been carried out for odd-odd $^{58-62}$Mn isotopes in two different model spaces. First set of calculations have been carried out in full $\\it{fp}$ shell valence space with two recently derived $\\it{fp}$ shell interactions namely GXPF1A and KB3G treating $^{40}$Ca as core. The second set of calculations have been performed in ${fpg_{9/2}}$ valence space with the $fpg$ interaction treating $^{48}$Ca as core and imposing a truncation by allowing up to a total of six particle excitations from the 0f$_{7/2}$ orbital to the upper $\\it{fp}$ orbitals for protons and from the upper $\\it{fp}$ orbitals to the 0g$_{9/2}$ orbital for neutron. For low-lying states in $^{58}$Mn, the KB3G and GXPF1A both predicts good results and for $^{60}$Mn, KB3G is much better than GXPF1A. For negative parity and high-spin positive parity states in both isotopes $fpg$ interaction is required. Experimental data on $^{62}$Mn is sparse and therefore it is not possible to make any definite conclusions. More experimental data on negative parity states is needed to ascertain the importance of 0g$_{9/2}$ and higher orbitals in neutron rich Mn isotopes.

  8. Testing Odd-Cycle-Freeness in Boolean Functions

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    Bhattacharyya, Arnab; Raghavendra, Prasad; Shapira, Asaf

    2011-01-01

    Call a function f : F_2^n -> {0,1} odd-cycle-free if there are no x_1, ..., x_k in F_2^n with k an odd integer such that f(x_1) = ... = f(x_k) = 1 and x_1 + ... + x_k = 0. We show that one can distinguish odd-cycle-free functions from those eps-far from being odd-cycle-free by making poly(1/eps) queries to an evaluation oracle. To obtain this result, we use connections between basic Fourier analysis and spectral graph theory to show that one can reduce testing odd-cycle-freeness of Boolean functions to testing bipartiteness of dense graphs. Our work forms part of a recent sequence of works that shows connections between testability of properties of Boolean functions and of graph properties. We also prove that there is a canonical tester for odd-cycle-freeness making poly(1/eps) queries, meaning that the testing algorithm operates by picking a random linear subspace of dimension O(log 1/eps) and then checking if the restriction of the function to the subspace is odd-cycle-free or not. The test is analyzed by s...

  9. Relative Risk and Odds Ratio: A Data Mining Perspective (Corrected Version)

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    Wong, Limsoon

    Relative Risk and Odds Ratio: A Data Mining Perspective (Corrected Version) Haiquan Li, Jinyan Li of "odds ratio": The odds that a case has been exposed to a risk factor is compared to the odds for a case that has not been exposed. The efficient extraction of patterns that have good relative risk and/or odds

  10. An investigation of the solar cycle response of odd-nitrogen in the thermosphere

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    Rusch, David W.; Solomon, Stanley C.

    1992-01-01

    This annual report covers the first year of funding for the study of the solar cycle variations of odd-nitrogen (N((sup 2)D), N((sup 4)S), NO) in the Earth's thermosphere. The study uses the extensive data base generated by the Atmosphere Explorer (AE) satellites, and the Solar Mesosphere Explorer Satellite. The AE data are being used, for the first time, to define the solar variability effect on the odd-nitrogen species through analysis of the emissions at 520 nano-m from N((sup 2)D) and the emission from O(+)((sup 2)P). Additional AE neutral and ion density data are used to help define and quantify the physical processes controlling the variations. The results from the airglow study will be used in the next two years of this study to explain the solar cycle changes in NO measured by the Solar Mesosphere Explorer.

  11. Influence of secondary decay on odd-even staggering of fragment cross sections

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    J. R. Winkelbauer; S. R. Souza; M. B. Tsang

    2013-03-06

    Odd-Even Staggering (OES) appears in many areas of nuclear physics, and is generally associated with the pairing term in the nuclear binding energy. To explore this effect, we use the Improved Statistical Multifragmentation Model to populate an ensemble of hot primary fragments, which are then de-excited using the Weisskopf-Ewing statistical emission formalism. The yields are then compared to experimental data. Our results show that, before secondary decay, OES appears only in the yields of even mass fragments and not in the yields of odd mass fragments. De-excitation of the hot fragments must be taken into account to describe the data, suggesting that the OES in fragment yields is a useful criterion for validating or adjusting theoretical de-excitation models.

  12. Conners' continuous performance test (CCPT-II) in children with ADHD, ODD, or a combined ADHD/ODD diagnosis.

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    Munkvold, Linda H; Manger, Terje; Lundervold, Astri J

    2014-01-01

    The current study investigated if results on the Conners' Continuous Performance Test (CCPT-II) could discriminate between children with ADHD (n = 59), ODD (n = 10), ADHD+ODD (n = 15), and normal controls (n =160), and how the results are associated with and explained by the intellectual function of the child. The sample was derived from the Bergen Child Study (BCS), a longitudinal, ongoing, population-based study of children's development and mental health. CCPT-II performance did not differentiate between the three diagnostic groups (i.e., ADHD, ODD, and ADHD+ODD). Children with ODD (with or without comorbid ADHD) did not differ from children in the control group on any CCPT-II parameters. Children with ADHD made statistically significant more errors of omissions and showed a more variable response time to targets than the control group. The correlations between CCPT-II measures and IQ were mild to moderate, and there was a statistically significant group difference in IQ: Children with ADHD, and children with ADHD+ODD, obtained lower IQ scores than normal controls. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis showed that IQ, but not diagnostic group status, was significant predictors of CCPT-II performance. CCPT-II performance should be interpreted with caution when assessing ADHD and/or ODD in children. PMID:23244393

  13. Physics

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    K-12 Outreach,

    Physics is the scientific study of the basic principles of the universe, including matter, energy, motion and force, and their interactions. Major topics include classical mechanics, thermodynamics, light and optics, electromagnetism and relativity.

  14. The competition between alpha decay and spontaneous fission in odd-even and odd-odd nuclei in the range 99 ? Z ? 129

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    Santhosh, K. P.; Priyanka, B.

    2015-08-01

    The predictions on the mode of decay of the odd-even and odd-odd isotopes of heavy and superheavy nuclei with Z = 99- 129, in the range 228 ? A ? 336, have been done within the Coulomb and proximity potential model for deformed nuclei (CPPMDN). A comparison of our calculated alpha half lives with the values computed using other theoretical models shows good agreement with each other. An extensive study on the spontaneous fission half lives of all the isotopes under study has been performed to identify the long-lived isotopes in the mass region. The study reveals that the alpha decay half lives and the mode of decay of the isotopes with Z = 109, 111, 113, 115 and 117, evaluated using our formalisms, agree well with the experimental observations. As our study on the odd-even and odd-odd isotopes of Z = 99- 129 predicts that, the isotopes 238,240-25499, 244,246-258101, 248,250,252-260,262103, 254,256,258-262,264105, 258,260,262-264,266107, 262,264,266-274109, 266,268-279111, 270-284,286113, 272-289,291115, 274-299117, 276-307119, 281-314121, 287-320,322123, 295-325125, 302-327127 and 309-329129 survive fission and have alpha decay channel as the prominent mode of decay, these nuclei could possibly be synthesized in the laboratory and this could be of great interest to the experimentalists. The behavior of these nuclei against the proton decay has also been studied to identify the probable proton emitters in this region of nuclei.

  15. Fractional quantum hall effect: Even denominators in odd places

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    Dean, Cory R.

    2015-04-01

    Odd-denominator fractional quantum Hall states are routinely observed in high-mobility gallium arsenide heterostructures. Now, a 5/2 state has been observed in an oxide heterostructure -- an unexpected state in an unexpected material.

  16. Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Uterine Cancer

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    ... nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_152753.html Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Uterine Cancer Women ... 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of uterine ...

  17. Spin-orbit locking as a protection mechanism of the odd-parity superconducting state against disorder.

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    Michaeli, Karen; Fu, Liang

    2012-11-01

    Unconventional superconductors host a plethora of interesting physical phenomena. However, the standard theory of superconductors suggests that unconventional pairing is highly sensitive to disorder, and hence can only be observed in ultraclean systems. We find that due to an emergent chiral symmetry, spin-orbital locking can parametrically suppress pair decoherence introduced by impurity scattering in odd-parity superconductors. Our work demonstrates that disorder is not an obstacle to realize odd-parity superconductivity in materials with strong spin-orbit coupling. PMID:23215318

  18. Comparison of model results transporting the odd nitrogen family with results transporting separate odd nitrogen species

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    Douglass, A. R.; Jackman, C. H.; Stolarski, R. S.

    1989-07-20

    We have developed a fast two-dimensional residual circulation stratospheric model. In order to calculate possible effects of long-term changes for trace gases for a large number of scenarios and to examine the model sensitivities to dynamical and photochemical assumptions and inputs, the model is designed to minimize computer requirements. The species continuity equations are solved using process splitting, that is, by successively applying the operators associated with advective changes with photochemical and diffusive forcing. The first study undertaken with this model concerns family chemistry approximations, in which groups of species are related by photochemical equilibrium assumptions and transported as one species. These assumptions are tested by comparing results for the family transport model (FTM), in which odd nitrogen (NO/sub y/=N+NO+NO/sub 2/+NO/sub 3/+2N/sub 2/O/sub 5/ +HO/sub 2/NO/sub 2/+ClONO/sub 2/+HNO/sub 3/) is transported as a family, with the results for a separate transport model (STM) in which HNO/sub 3/, HO/sub 2/NO/sub 2/, ClONO/sub 2/ and N/sub 2/O/sub 5/ are transported separately from NO/sub /ital x//=N+NO+NO/sub 2/+NO/sub 3/. Two cases are considered: (1) a current atmosphere annual cycle; and (2) a typical scenario for increased fluorocarbons, methane, and nitrous oxide. Although there are differences in odd nitrogen species partitioning, especially at high latitudes, the calculated O/sub 3/ distributions are nearly identical. For the perturbation scenario the annual average column ozone change and its temporal and spatial characteristics are nearly the same for the FTM and the STM. /copyright/ American Geophysical Union 1989

  19. Particle-number conservation in odd mass proton-rich nuclei in the isovector pairing case

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    Fellah, M.; Allal, N. H.; Oudih, M. R.

    2015-06-01

    An expression of a wave function which describes odd-even systems in the isovector pairing case is proposed within the BCS approach. It is shown that it correctly generalizes the one used in the pairing between like-particles case. It is then projected on the good proton and neutron numbers using the Sharp-BCS (SBCS) method. The expressions of the expectation values of the particle-number operator and its square, as well as the energy, are deduced in both approaches. The formalism is applied to study the isovector pairing effect and the number projection one on the ground state energy of odd mass N ? Z nuclei using the single-particle energies of a deformed Woods-Saxon mean-field. It is shown that both effects on energy do not exceed 2%, however, the absolute deviations may reach several MeV. Moreover, the np pairing effect rapidly diminishes as a function of (N - Z). The deformation effect is also studied. It is shown that the np pairing effect, either before or after the projection, as well as the projection effect, when including or not the isovector pairing, depends upon the deformation. However, it seems that the predicted ground state deformation will remain the same in the four approaches.

  20. Interventions shown to Aid Executive Function Development in Children 4–12 Years Old *

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    Diamond, Adele; Lee, Kathleen

    2011-01-01

    To be successful takes creativity, flexibility, self-control, and discipline. Central to all those are ‘executive functions,’ including mentally playing with ideas, giving a considered rather than an impulsive response, and staying focused. Diverse activities have been shown to improve children’s executive functions – computerized training, non-computerized games, aerobics, martial arts, yoga, mindfulness, and school curricula. Central to all these is repeated practice and constantly challenging executive functions. Children with worse executive functions initially, benefit most; thus early executive-function training may avert widening achievement gaps later. To improve executive functions, focusing narrowly on them may not be as effective as also addressing emotional and social development (as do curricula that improve executive functions) and physical development (shown by positive effects of aerobics, martial arts, and yoga). PMID:21852486

  1. Characterization of isomers in the neutron-rich odd-odd nucleus {sup 156}Pm

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    Sood, P. C.; Gowrishankar, R; Sai, K. Vijay [Department of Physics, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam (AP) 515 134 (India); Sainath, M. [Department of Physics, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam (AP) 515 134 (India); Department of Physics, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Hyderabad (AP) 500 032 (India)

    2011-02-15

    Critical examination of the experimental data from {sup 156}Nd and {sup 156}Pm {beta} decays and the observed location of relevant neutron and proton orbitals in the neighboring odd-A isotones and isotopes, taken together with the low-lying two-quasiparticle (2qp) structures expected in {sup 156}Pm from the rotor-particle model, lead to the conclusion that a consistent description of all the available data is achieved with the I{sup {pi}}=4{sup +} spin-parity assignment to the 26.7s {sup 156}Pm ground state (g.s.) and assignment of I{sup {pi}}=1{sup +} to its 150.3-keV isomer with the 2qp configuration 4{sub g.s.}{sup +}{l_brace}p{sub o}:5/2[532{up_arrow}]{+-}n{sub o}:3/2[521{up_arrow}]{r_brace}1{sub 150}{sup +}. In the process, a two-neutron configuration is also suggested for the 1509-keV 4{sup +} level in the daughter nucleus {sup 156}Sm. The present analysis reiterates the important question of whether the {beta}-decay log ft value, by itself, can be employed to deduce the relative parity of the {beta}-connected states.

  2. Equivalences of classifying spaces completed at odd primes

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    Oliver, Bob

    2004-09-01

    We prove the Martino-Priddy conjecture for an odd prime p: the p-completions of the classifying spaces of two groups G and G(') are homotopy equivalent if and only if there is an isomorphism between their Sylow p-subgroups which preserves fusion. A second theorem is a description for odd p of the group of homotopy classes of self homotopy equivalences of the p-completion of BG, in terms of automorphisms of a Sylow p-subgroup of G which preserve fusion in G. These are both consequences of a technical algebraic result, which says that for an odd prime p and a finite group G, all higher derived functors of the inverse limit vanish for a certain functor calz_G on the p-subgroup orbit category of G.

  3. Wind-induced odd gravitational harmonics of Jupiter

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    Kong, Dali; Zhang, Keke; Schubert, Gerald

    2015-06-01

    While the rotational distortion of Jupiter makes a major contribution to its lowermost order even zonal gravitational coefficients Jn with n ? 2, the component of the zonal winds with equatorial antisymmetry, if sufficiently deep, produces a gravitational signature contained in the odd zonal gravitational coefficients Jn with n ? 3. Based on a non-spherical model of a polytropic Jupiter with index unity, we compute Jupiter's odd gravitational coefficients J3, J5, J7, …, J11 induced by the equatorially antisymmetric zonal winds that are assumed to be deep. It is found that the lowermost odd gravitational coefficients J3, J5 and J7 are of the same order of magnitude with J3 = -1.6562 × 10-6, J5 = 1.5778 × 10-6 and J7 = -0.7432 × 10-6, and are within the accuracy of high-precision gravitational measurements to be carried out by the Juno spacecraft.

  4. Global phenomenological descriptions of nuclear odd-even mass staggering

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    D. Hove; A. S. Jensen; K. Riisager

    2014-08-26

    We examine the general nature of nuclear odd-even mass differences by employing neutron and proton mass relations that emphasize these effects. The most recent mass tables are used. The possibility of a neutron excess dependence of the staggering is examined in detail in separate regions defined by the main nuclear shells, and a clear change in this dependency is found at $Z=50$ for both neutrons and protons. A further separation into odd and even neutron (proton) number produces very accurate local descriptions of the mass differences for each type of nucleons. These odd-even effects are combined into a global phenomenological expression, ready to use in a binding energy formula. The results deviate from previous parametrizations, and in particular found to be significantly superior to a recent two term, $A^{-1}$ dependence.

  5. Multicomponent fluids of hard hyperspheres in odd dimensions.

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    Rohrmann, René D; Santos, Andrés

    2011-01-01

    Mixtures of hard hyperspheres in odd-space dimensionalities are studied with an analytical approximation method. This technique is based on the so-called rational function approximation and provides a procedure for evaluating equations of state, structure factors, radial distribution functions, and direct correlation functions of additive mixtures of hard hyperspheres with any number of components and in arbitrary odd-dimension space. The method gives the exact solution of the Ornstein-Zernike equation coupled with the Percus-Yevick closure, thus, extending the solution for hard-sphere mixtures [J. L. Lebowitz, Phys. Rev. 133, A895 (1964)] to arbitrary odd dimensions. Explicit evaluations for binary mixtures in five dimensions are performed. The results are compared with computer simulations, and a good agreement is found. PMID:21405686

  6. Low energy E0 transitions in odd-mass nuclei of the neutron deficient 180 < A < 200 region

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    Zganjar, E.F.; Kortelahti, M.O.; Wood, J.L.; Papanicolopulos, C.D.

    1987-01-01

    The region of neutron-deficient nuclei near Z = 82 and N = 104 provides the most extensive example of low-energy shape coexistence anywhere on the mass surface. It is shown that E0 and E0 admixed transitions may be used as a fingerprint to identify shape coexistence in odd-mass nuclei. It is also shown that all the known cases of low energy E0 and E0 admixed transitions in odd-mass nuclei occur where equally low-lying O/sup +/ states occur in neighboring even-even nuclei. A discussion of these and other relevant data as well as suggestions for new studies which may help to clarify and, more importantly, quantify the connection between E0 transitions and shape coexistence are presented. 60 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

  7. Low-spin identical bands in odd-A nuclei

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    Baktash, C.; Garrett, J.D.; Winchell, D.F.; Smith, A.

    1992-10-01

    A comprehensive study of odd-A rotational bands in normally-deformed rare-earth nuclei indicates that a large number of seniority-one configurations (30% for odd-Z nuclei) at low spin have moments of inertia nearly identical to that of the seniority-zero configuration of the neighboring even-even nucleus with one less nucleon. It is difficult to reconcile these results with conventional models, based on the traditional picture of nuclear pair correlation in vogue for more than three decades, which predict variations of about 15% in the moments of inertia of configurations differing by one unit in seniority.

  8. Low-spin identical bands in odd-A nuclei

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    Baktash, C.; Garrett, J.D.; Winchell, D.F.; Smith, A.

    1992-01-01

    A comprehensive study of odd-A rotational bands in normally-deformed rare-earth nuclei indicates that a large number of seniority-one configurations (30% for odd-Z nuclei) at low spin have moments of inertia nearly identical to that of the seniority-zero configuration of the neighboring even-even nucleus with one less nucleon. It is difficult to reconcile these results with conventional models, based on the traditional picture of nuclear pair correlation in vogue for more than three decades, which predict variations of about 15% in the moments of inertia of configurations differing by one unit in seniority.

  9. High spin band structures in doubly-odd $^{194}$Tl

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    H. Pai; G. Mukherjee; S. Bhattacharyya; M. R. Gohil; T. Bhattacharjee; C. Bhattacharya; R. Palit; S. Saha; J. Sethi; T. Trivedi; Shital Thakur; B. S. Naidu; S. K. Jadav; R. Donthi; A. Goswami; S. Chanda

    2012-05-31

    The high-spin states in odd-odd $^{194}$Tl nucleus have been studied by populating them using the $^{185,187}$Re($^{13}$C, xn) reactions at 75 MeV of beam energy. $\\gamma-\\gamma$ coincidence measurement has been performed using the INGA array with a digital data acquisition system to record the time stamped data. Definite spin-parity assignment of the levels was made from the DCO ratio and the IPDCO ratio measurements. The level scheme of $^{194}$Tl has been extended up to 4.1 MeV in excitation energy including 19 new gamma ray transitions. The $\\pi h_{9/2} \\otimes \

  10. 17 CFR 240.16a-5 - Odd-lot dealers.

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    2011-04-01

    ...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Odd-lot dealers. 240.16a-5 Section 240.16a-5...Government Securities Dealers § 240.16a-5 Odd-lot dealers. Transactions by an odd-lot dealer (a) in odd-lots as reasonably...

  11. 17 CFR 240.16a-5 - Odd-lot dealers.

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    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Odd-lot dealers. 240.16a-5 Section 240.16a-5...Government Securities Dealers § 240.16a-5 Odd-lot dealers. Transactions by an odd-lot dealer (a) in odd-lots as reasonably...

  12. 17 CFR 240.16a-5 - Odd-lot dealers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Odd-lot dealers. 240.16a-5 Section 240.16a-5...Government Securities Dealers § 240.16a-5 Odd-lot dealers. Transactions by an odd-lot dealer (a) in odd-lots as reasonably...

  13. 17 CFR 240.16a-5 - Odd-lot dealers.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Odd-lot dealers. 240.16a-5 Section 240.16a-5...Government Securities Dealers § 240.16a-5 Odd-lot dealers. Transactions by an odd-lot dealer (a) in odd-lots as reasonably...

  14. Ratios of volumes related to the odd extension of a power function

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    Feeman, Timothy

    Ratios of volumes related to the odd extension of a power function Introduction Encouraged that result to the odd extension of x, defined below; this is an extension of the power function x to an odd to the odd extension of x and found that a similar proportionality result holds, but only in the limit as one

  15. Invariance Properties of the Asymptotic Distribution of the Odds Ratio Parameter Estimator with respect to Dierent

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    Osius, Gerhard - Fachbereich 3

    Invariance Properties of the Asymptotic Distribution of the Odds Ratio Parameter Estimator with respect to Dierent Sampling Schemes and Asymptotic Approaches in Semiparametric Odds Ratio Models with Log that the odds ratio function comprises the whole information about the association the focus is on bilinear log-odds

  16. Maximum Likelihood Estimation for the Proportional Odds Model with Random Effects

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    Zeng, Donglin

    is the proportional odds model (Pettitt 1982; Bennett 1983). The proportional odds model constraints the ratio hazards model constraints the hazard ratio to be constant while the odds ratio tends to 0 or infinityMaximum Likelihood Estimation for the Proportional Odds Model with Random Effects DONGLIN ZENG, D

  17. The Antarctic ozone minimum - Relationship to odd nitrogen, odd chlorine, the final warming, and the 11-year solar cycle

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    Callis, L. B.; Natarajan, M.

    1986-01-01

    Photochemical calculations along 'diabatic trajectories' in the meridional phase are used to search for the cause of the dramatic springtime minimum in Antarctic column ozone. The results indicate that the minimum is principally due to catalytic destruction of ozone by high levels of total odd nitrogen. Calculations suggest that these levels of odd nitrogen are transported within the polar vortex and during the polar night from the middle to upper stratosphere and lower mesosphere to the lower stratosphere. The possibility that these levels are related to the 11-year solar cycle and are increased by enhanced formation in the thermosphere and mesosphere during solar maximum conditions is discussed.

  18. The Competition Between Collective and Single - Effects in the Odd-Odd Nuclei LANTHANUM-128,130.

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    Godfrey, Mark Jonathan

    Available from UMI in association with The British Library. Excited states in the odd-odd nuclei ^{128,130}La have been investigated to high-spin using gamma-ray spectroscopy. The nucleus ^{128}La was identified using the Daresbury Recoil Separator, and gamma -gamma coincidence data were taken on both nuclei with the TESSA3 array. Angular distributions were also measured for ^{128} La. Seven distinct bands have been observed, three in ^{128}La and four in ^{130}La, with four of these structures being seen for the first time. Two of the bands in each nucleus correspond to near-prolate nuclear shapes, one based on a pih _{11/2} otimes nuh _{11/2} structure and the other on a pih_{11/2 } otimes nug_{7/2 } configuration. A further band in each nucleus has similar properties to what would be expected for a collective oblate structure. In addition the first odd -proton system superdeformed band has been found in ^{130}La. The experimental evidence for these structures will be discussed in terms of the variation in energy level signature splitting, B(M1)/B(E2) ratios and mixing ratios as a function of rotational frequency and single particle configuration. The nature of the particles responsible for backbends in the near-prolate bands will be conclusively proved. The results will be interpreted in terms of the cranked shell model, an odd-odd particle-rotor model and deformation self-consistent cranking calculations. They will be compared to other odd and odd-odd systems in the A = 130 region. Long-range p-n and n-n interactions are investigated through the measurement of residual interactions. Theoretical interactions are obtained from deformation self-consistent cranking calculations, which contain no long-range interactions, to estimate the nuclear mean field. The results are discussed in terms of the variation in the spatial overlap of the various wavefunctions and changes in the mean field, as a function of particle number, configuration and rotational frequency.

  19. Odd triplet superconductivity in superconductor-ferromagnet structures.

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    Fominov, Yakov

    -Ferromagnet multilayers FSFSFSF No chance for Cooper pairs to penetrate the ferromagnet.(?) KT KT C K 101 1000 -= = 100A1 Odd triplet superconductivity in superconductor-ferromagnet structures. F.S. Bergeret, A.F. Volkov, K.B. Efetov S FF S-superconductor, F-ferromagnet #12;2 Common knowledge: Exchange field destroys

  20. ON LOW-ENERGY FISSION OF ODD NUCLEI K. DIETRICH

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    Boyer, Edmond

    -dimensional barrier V(0153), i.e. the fission coordinate a is not coupled to other degrees of freedom. In reference [3435 ON LOW-ENERGY FISSION OF ODD NUCLEI K. DIETRICH Physik-Department der Technischen Universität.F.A. (reçu le 30 octobre 1975, accepté le 12 janvier 1976) Résumé. 2014 On donne une théorie de la fission

  1. A Study of Odd- and Even-Number Cultures

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    Nishiyama, Yutaka

    2006-01-01

    Japanese prefer odd numbers, whereas Westerners emphasize even numbers, an observation that is clear from the distribution of number-related words in Japanese and English dictionaries. In this article, the author explains why these two cultures differ by surveying the history of numbers, including yin-yang thought from ancient China, ancient Greek…

  2. Even and odd critical exponents of lattice QED

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    Lang, C. B.; Rebbi, C.

    1987-04-01

    The theory is simulated for Villain's action on 164 lattices. Block-spin transformations of two different types to 84, 44, and 24 are performed. We estimate the leading even and odd critical exponents and discuss the fixed-point structure of the theory.

  3. Even and odd critical exponents of lattice QED

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    C. B. Lang; C. Rebbi

    1987-01-01

    The theory is simulated for Villain's action on 164 lattices. Block-spin transformations of two different types to 84, 44, and 24 are performed. We estimate the leading even and odd critical exponents and discuss the fixed-point structure of the theory.

  4. Boolean Bent Functions in Impossible Cases: Odd and Plane Dimensions

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    Laurent Poinsot

    2006-01-01

    Summary Bent or perfect nonlinear Boolean functions represent the best resistance against the so-called linear and differential cryptanalysis. But this kind of cryptographic relevant functions only exists when the number of input bits m is an even integer and is larger than the double of the number of output bits n. Unfortunately the non-existence cases, the odd dimension (m is

  5. Boolean bent functions in impossible cases: odd and plane dimensions

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    Poinsot, Laurent

    Outline Boolean bent functions in impossible cases: odd and plane dimensions Laurent Poinsot Universit´e du Sud Toulon-Var SAR/SSI 2006 Laurent Poinsot Boolean bent functions in impossible cases #12;Outline Outline 1 Boolean bent functions : traditional approach What is a Boolean bent function

  6. Poorer Blacks May Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease

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    ... Face Higher Odds of Heart Disease For black women, study finds risk is doubled among those with lowest ... screening of cardiovascular disease, especially in African-American women and ... that while this study found an association between income levels and heart ...

  7. The Arithmetic of Even-Odd Trees Abstract--Even-Odd Trees are a canonical tree-based number

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    Tarau, Paul

    constant factors from their traditional coun- terparts for their average case behavior, our algorithms make), while the average performance of our arithmetic opera- tions remains within constant factor-Odd Trees. Section III describes algorithms for succes- sor, predecessor and some other low complexity

  8. Executive Functioning in Children: A Comparison of Hospitalised ODD and ODD/ADHD Children and Normal Controls

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    Van Goozen, Stephanie H. M.; Cohen-Kettenis, Peggy T.; Snoek, Heddeke; Matthys, Walter; Swaab-Barneveld, Hanna; Van Engeland, Herman

    2004-01-01

    Background: Deficits in executive functioning are supposed to have a predisposing influence on impulsive or aggressive behaviour. We tested the hypothesis that oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD) children with or without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have problems in executive functioning. Method: Seventy-seven 7- to 12-year-old…

  9. Type of Diabetes Mellitus and the Odds of Gleason Score 8 to 10 Prostate Cancer

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    Kang, Josephine, E-mail: jkang3@partners.org [Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA (United States); Chen Minghui; Zhang Yuanye [Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States); Moran, Brian J. [Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago, Westmont, IL (United States); Dosoretz, Daniel E.; Katin, Michael J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, 21 Century Oncology, Inc., Fort Myers, FL (United States); Braccioforte, Michelle H. [Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago, Westmont, IL (United States); Salenius, Sharon A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, 21 Century Oncology, Inc., Fort Myers, FL (United States); D'Amico, Anthony V. [Harvard Radiation Oncology Program, Boston, MA (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA (United States)

    2012-03-01

    Purpose: It has been recently shown that diabetes mellitus (DM) is significantly associated with the likelihood of presenting with high-grade prostate cancer (PCa) or Gleason score (GS) 8 to 10; however, whether this association holds for both Type 1 and 2 DM is unknown. In this study we evaluated whether DM Type 1, 2, or both are associated with high-grade PCa after adjusting for known predictors of high-grade disease. Methods and Materials: Between 1991 and 2010, a total of 15,330 men diagnosed with PCa and treated with radiation therapy were analyzed. A polychotomous logistic regression analysis was performed to evaluate whether Type 1 or 2 DM was associated with odds of GS 7 or GS 8 to 10 compared with 6 or lower PCa, adjusting for African American race, age, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, and digital rectal examination findings. Results: Men with Type 1 DM (adjusted odds ratio [AOR], 2.05; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.28-3.27; p = 0.003) or Type 2 DM (AOR, 1.58; 95% CI, 1.26-1.99; p < 0.001) were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with GS 8 to 10 PCa compared with nondiabetic men. However this was not true for GS 7, for which these respective results were AOR, 1.30; 95% CI, 0.93-1.82; p = 0.12 and AOR, 1.13; 95% CI, 0.98-1.32; p = 0.10. Conclusion: Type 1 and 2 DM were associated with a higher odds of being diagnosed with Gleason score 8 to 10 but not 7 PCa. Pending validation, men who are diagnosed with Type I DM with GS 7 or lower should be considered for additional workup to rule out occult high-grade disease.

  10. Investigation of odd-order nonlinear susceptibilities in atomic vapors

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    Yan, Yaqi [Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049 (China) [Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049 (China); Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Information Photonic Technique, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049 (China); Teaching and Research Section of Maths and Physics, Guangzhou Commanding Academy of Chinese People’s Armed Police Force, Guangzhou, 510440 (China); Wu, Zhenkun; Si, Jinhai; Yan, Lihe; Zhang, Yiqi; Yuan, Chenzhi; Sun, Jia [Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049 (China) [Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049 (China); Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Information Photonic Technique, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049 (China); Zhang, Yanpeng, E-mail: ypzhang@mail.xjtu.edu.cn [Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049 (China) [Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049 (China); Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Information Photonic Technique, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049 (China)

    2013-06-15

    We theoretically deduce the macroscopic symmetry constraints for arbitrary odd-order nonlinear susceptibilities in homogeneous media including atomic vapors for the first time. After theoretically calculating the expressions using a semiclassical method, we demonstrate that the expressions for third- and fifth-order nonlinear susceptibilities for undressed and dressed four- and six-wave mixing (FWM and SWM) in atomic vapors satisfy the macroscopic symmetry constraints. We experimentally demonstrate consistence between the macroscopic symmetry constraints and the semiclassical expressions for atomic vapors by observing polarization control of FWM and SWM processes. The experimental results are in reasonable agreement with our theoretical calculations. -- Highlights: •The macroscopic symmetry constraints are deduced for homogeneous media including atomic vapors. •We demonstrate that odd-order nonlinear susceptibilities satisfy the constraints. •We experimentally demonstrate the deduction in part.

  11. Does the Prevalence of CD and ODD Vary across Cultures?

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    Canino, Glorisa; Polanczyk, Guilherme; Bauermeister, Jose J.; Rohde, Luis A.; Frick, Paul J.

    2011-01-01

    The worldwide prevalence of conduct disorder (CD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is presented in order to examine the first of four criteria used in other studies to determine the validity of psychiatric disorders across cultures. The authors searched Medline and PsycINFO from 1987 to 2008. Studies were included if they were representative of specific communities or countries and reported point prevalence of CD or ODD according to DSM-III-R or DSM-IV criteria for children 18 years or younger. Only methodological and not geographic factors were associated with variability of the prevalence estimates. The results are discussed in terms of their significance for the classification of disorders and the need for further research to establish the validity of these two disorders across cultures. PMID:20532864

  12. Odd parity and line nodes in nonsymmorphic superconductors.

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    Micklitz, T.; Norman, M. R.; Materials Science Division

    2009-01-01

    Group theory arguments have been invoked to argue that odd-parity order parameters cannot have line nodes in the presence of spin-orbit coupling. In this Rapid Communication we show that these arguments do not hold for certain nonsymmorphic superconductors. Specifically, we demonstrate that when the underlying crystal has a twofold screw axis, half of the odd-parity representations vanish on the Brillouin-zone face perpendicular to this axis. Many unconventional superconductors have nonsymmorphic space groups, and we discuss implications for several materials, including UPt{sub 3}, UBe{sub 13}, Li{sub 2}Pt{sub 3}B, and Na{sub 4}Ir{sub 3}O{sub 8}.

  13. Predator fitness increases with selectivity for odd prey.

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    Rutz, Christian

    2012-05-01

    The fundamental currency of normative models of animal decision making is Darwinian fitness. In foraging ecology, empirical studies typically assess foraging strategies by recording energy intake rates rather than realized reproductive performance. This study provides a rare empirical link, in a vertebrate predator-prey system, between a predator's foraging behavior and direct measures of its reproductive fitness. Goshawks Accipiter gentilis selectively kill rare color variants of their principal prey, the feral pigeon Columba livia, presumably because targeting odd-looking birds in large uniform flocks helps them overcome confusion effects and enhances attack success. Reproductive performance of individual hawks increases significantly with their selectivity for odd-colored pigeons, even after controlling for confounding age effects. Older hawks exhibit more pronounced dietary preferences, suggesting that hunting performance improves with experience. Intriguingly, although negative frequency-dependent predation by hawks exerts strong selection against rare pigeon phenotypes, pigeon color polymorphism is maintained through negative assortative mating. PMID:22503502

  14. Mesospheric Odd Nitrogen Enhancements During Relativistic Electron Precipitation Events

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    Aikin, A. C.; Smith, H. J. P.

    1999-01-01

    The behavior of mesospheric odd nitrogen species during and following relativistic and diffuse auroral precipitation events is simulated, Below 75 km nitric oxide is enhanced in proportion to the ion pair production function associated with the electron precipitation and the length of the event. Nitrogen dioxide and nitric acid are also enhanced. At 65 km the percentage of odd nitrogen for N is 0.1%, HNO3 is 1.6%, NO2 is 15%, and NO is 83.3%. Between 75 and 85 km NO is depleted during particle events due to the faster destruction of NO by N relative to the production of NO by N reacting with O2. Recovery of NO depends on transport from the lower thermosphere, where NO is produced in abundant amounts during particle events.

  15. Chiral-odd TMDs in Drell-Yan processes

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    Lu, Zhun

    2014-01-01

    We calculate the Boer-Mulders function of the pion by applying the MIT bag model, and compare the result with that from the spectator model. We then study the azimuthal asymmetries contributed by the chiral-odd transverse momentum distributions in pion-nucleon Drell-Yan process at COMPASS and in proton-proton Drell-Yan process at RHIC, J-PARC, E906 and NICA.

  16. Naming, Reference, and Sense: Theoretical and Practical Attitudes at Odds

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    Norman, Andrew

    Naming, Reference, and Sense: Theoretical and Practical Attitudes at Odds ANDREW NORMAN Northwestern University Three questions lie at the center of the philosophical controversy over proper names: 1) Do proper names have a sense? 2) If so..., does the sense fix the reference? 3) Are name-to-name identity claims about words or their referent(s)? These questions have given rise to considerable dispute. The reason for this, I will argue, is that each is crucially ambiguous. The issues hinge...

  17. Green's canonical syzygy conjecture for generic curves of odd genus

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    Claire Voisin

    2003-01-01

    We prove the Green conjecture for generic curves of odd genus. That is we prove the vanishing $K_{k,1}(X,K_X)=0$ for $X$ generic of genus $2k+1$. The curves we consider are smooth curves $X$ on a K3 surface whose Picard group has rank 2. This completes our previous work, where the Green conjecture for generic curves of genus $g$ with fixed gonality

  18. Parent–Adolescent Conflict in Teenagers with ADHD and ODD

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    Gwenyth Edwards; Russell A. Barkley; Margaret Laneri; Kenneth Fletcher; Lori Metevia

    2001-01-01

    Eighty-seven male teens (ages 12–18 years) with ADHD\\/ODD and their parents were compared to 32 male teens and their parents in a community control (CC) group on mother, father, and teen ratings of parent–teen conflict and communication quality, parental self-reports of psychological adjustment, and direct observations of parent–teen problem-solving interactions during a neutral and conflict discussion. Parents and teens in

  19. On the binary expansion of the odd Catalan numbers

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    Young, Paul Thomas

    determine all instances in which cn is a base 2 palindrome, and prove that the first k odd Catalan numbers was to find all positive integers n such that cn is a binary palindrome. Recall that if the g-ary expansion is called a base g palindrome if wi = wk-i holds for all i = 0, . . . , k. When g = 2, a base 2 palindrome

  20. Irreducible characters and normal subgroups in groups of odd order

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    A. Laradji

    2011-01-01

    If b is a p-block of a normal subgroup N of a finite group G of odd order and b? is its Brauer correspondent in NN(Q), where Q is a defect group of b, then for any p-block B of G over b, there exists a natural height-preserving bijection from the set of irreducible complex characters of B lying over

  1. TDDFT with Skyrme Forces: Effect of Time-Odd Densities on Electric Giant Resonances

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    V. O. Nesterenko; W. Kleinig; J. Kvasil; P. Vesely; P. -G. Reinhard

    2007-11-07

    Time-odd densities and their effect on electric giant resonances are investigated within the self-consistent separable random-phase-approximation (SRPA) model for various Skyrme forces (SkT6, SkO, SkM*, SIII, SGII, SLy4, SLy6, SkI3). Time-odd densities restore Galilean invariance of the Skyrme functional, violated by the effective-mass and spin-orbital terms. In even-even nuclei these densities do not contribute to the ground state but can affect the dynamics. As a particular case, we explore the role of the current density in description of isovector E1 and isoscalar E2 giant resonances in a chain of Nd spherical and deformed isotopes with A=134-158. Relation of the current to the effective masses and relevant parameters of the Skyrme functional is analyzed. It is shown that current contribution to E1 and E2 resonances is generally essential and fully determined by the values and signs of the isovector and isoscalar effective-mass parameters of the force. The contribution is the same for all the isotope chain, i.e. for both standard and exotic nuclei.

  2. 26 CFR 55.6151-1 - Time and place for paying of tax shown on returns.

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    2010-04-01

    ...for paying of tax shown on returns. 55.6151-1 Section... EXCISE TAX ON REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS AND REGULATED INVESTMENT COMPANIES Procedure and...for paying of tax shown on returns. The tax shown on...

  3. Three-body model calculations for N = Z odd-odd nuclei with T = 0 and T = 1 pairing correlations

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    Tanimura, Y.; Sagawa, H.; Hagino, K.

    2014-05-01

    We study the interplay between the isoscalar (T = 0) and isovector (T = 1) pairing correlations in N = Z odd-odd nuclei from ^{14}N to ^{58}Cu by using three-body model calculations. The spin-triplet T = 0 pairing correlation dominates in the ground states of ^{14}N, ^{18}F, ^{30}P, and ^{58}Cu with the spin-parity J^{? } = 1^+, which can be well reproduced by the present calculations. The magnetic dipole and Gamow-Teller transitions are found to be strong in ^{18}F and ^{42}Sc as a manifestation of SU(4) symmetry in the spin-isospin space. We also discuss the spin-quadrupole transitions in these nuclei.

  4. Controlled biosynthesis of odd-chain fuels and chemicals via engineered modular metabolic pathways

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    Tseng, Hsien-Chung; Prather, Kristala L. J.

    2012-01-01

    Microbial systems are being increasingly developed as production hosts for a wide variety of chemical compounds. Broader adoption of microbial synthesis is hampered by a limited number of high-yielding natural pathways for molecules with the desired physical properties, as well as the difficulty in functionally assembling complex biosynthetic pathways in heterologous hosts. Here, we address both of these challenges by reporting the adaptation of the butanol biosynthetic pathway for the synthesis of odd-chain molecules and the development of a complementary modular toolkit to facilitate pathway construction, characterization, and optimization in engineered Escherichia coli. The modular feature of our pathway enables multientry and multiexit biosynthesis of various odd-chain compounds at high efficiency. By varying combinations of the pathway and toolkit enzymes, we demonstrate controlled production of propionate, trans-2-pentenoate, valerate, and pentanol, compounds with applications that include biofuels, antibiotics, biopolymers, and aroma chemicals. Importantly, and in contrast to a previously used method to identify limitations in heterologous amorphadiene production, our bypass strategy was effective even without the presence of freely membrane-diffusible substrates. This approach should prove useful for optimization of other pathways that use CoA-derivatized intermediates, including fatty acid ?-oxidation and the mevalonate pathway for isoprenoid synthesis. PMID:23071297

  5. An urn model and the odds ratio-based design for clinical trials

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    Volkov, Stanislav

    An urn model and the odds ratio-based design for clinical trials Gopal K. Basak , Atanu Biswas for using the odds ratio-based adaptive designs. Key words and phrases: adaptive designs, Central Limit Theorem, limiting allocation probability, odds ratio estimates, play-the-winner rule. AMS subject

  6. MLE IN THE PROPORTIONAL ODDS MODEL BY S.A. MURPHY1, A.J. ROSSINI

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    Murphy, Susan A.

    constrains the ratio of odds of survival to be constant with time. Consequently, 1 Research partially hazards model which constrains the ratio of the hazards to be constant with time while the odds ratioMLE IN THE PROPORTIONAL ODDS MODEL BY S.A. MURPHY1, A.J. ROSSINI AND A.W. VAN DER VAART

  7. Computing Estimates in the Proportional Odds Model David R. Hunter1

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    Hunter, David

    that the odds ratio r = F1(t)[1 - F0(t)] F0(t)[1 - F1(t)] (1.1) remains constant over time. In expression (1 the proportional odds model, the ratio of hazard functions for individuals i and j converges monotonically to 1Computing Estimates in the Proportional Odds Model David R. Hunter1 Kenneth Lange2 Department

  8. Estimating the odds-ratio using auxiliary information Camelia Goga 1

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    Goga-Cardot, Camelia

    Estimating the odds-ratio using auxiliary information Camelia Goga 1 and Anne Ruiz-Gazen2 1 IMB : camelia.goga@u-bourgogne.fr, ruiz@cict.fr December 5, 2011 Abstract The odds-ratio measure is widely used. Because the odds-ratio is a complex parameter, the analyst has to circumvent some difficulties when

  9. Bayes Formula Tree Diagrams Weighing the Odds Independence Conditional Probability and Independence

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    Watkins, Joseph C.

    Bayes Formula Tree Diagrams Weighing the Odds Independence Topic 6 Conditional Probability and Independence Bayes Formula and Independence 1 / 16 #12;Bayes Formula Tree Diagrams Weighing the Odds Independence Outline Bayes Formula Tree Diagrams Weighing the Odds Independence 2 / 16 #12;Bayes Formula Tree

  10. List of Figures 1 A periodic even solution that is unstable to odd perturbations, leading to

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    Laing, Carlo R.

    List of Figures 1 A periodic even solution that is unstable to odd perturbations, leading to nonsymmetric chaos. Parameter values: R = 16; ¯ = 1; š = \\Gamma7. A small odd perturbation is introduced perturbations, leading to nonsymmetric chaos. Parameter values: R = 16; ¯ = 5; š = \\Gamma7. A small odd

  11. Chiral Odd Generalized Parton Distributions in Impact Parameter Space

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    Harleen Dahiya; Asmita Mukherjee

    2008-02-06

    We investigate the chiral odd generalized parton distributions (GPDs) for the quantum fluctuations of an electron in QED. The light-front wave function (LFWF) of this system gives a template for the quark spin-one diquark structure of the valence LFWF of the proton. We express the GPDs in terms of overlaps of LFWFs and obtain their representation in impact parameter space when the momentum transfer is purely transverse. We show the spin-orbit correlation effect of the two-particle LFWF as well as the correlation between the constituent spin and the transverse spin of the target.

  12. Measuring Chirally Odd Wave Functions with Helicity Flip Form Factors

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    Pankaj Jain; John P. Ralston

    1993-05-12

    We consider the role of chirally odd wave functions in hard exclusive reactions. Such wave functions have the quarks oriented in the opposite helicity configuration from those assumed in the short-distance limit and are generally associated with non-zero orbital angular momentum. Calculations in the impulse approximation allow for non-zero helicity flip amplitudes while the conventional factorization prescription for exclusive processes does not. By introducing a new approach, we show how helicity flip form factors are nevertheless calculable in QCD.

  13. Rotating Odd-Parity Lorentz Invariance Test in Electrodynamics

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    Tobar, Michael E; Stanwix, Paul L; Floch, Jean-Michel G le; Hartnett, John G

    2009-01-01

    We report the first operation of a rotating odd-parity Lorentz Invariance test in electrodynamics using a microwave Mach-Zehnder interferometer with permeable material in one arm. The experiment sets a direct bound to $ \\kappa_{tr}$ of $-0.3\\pm 3\\times10^{-7}$. Using new power recycled waveguide interferometer techniques (with the highest spectral resolution ever achieved of $2\\times10^{-11} rad/\\sqrt{Hz}$) we show an improvement of several orders of magnitude is attainable in the future.

  14. Stable blowup for wave equations in odd space dimensions

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    Roland Donninger; Birgit Schörkhuber

    2015-04-03

    We consider semilinear wave equations with focusing power nonlinearities in odd space dimensions $d \\geq 5$. We prove that for every $p > \\frac{d+3}{d-1}$ there exists an open set of radial initial data in $H^{\\frac{d+1}{2}} \\times H^{\\frac{d-1}{2}}$ such that the corresponding solution exists in a backward lightcone and approaches the ODE blowup profile. The result covers the entire range of energy supercritical nonlinearities and extends our previous work for the three-dimensional radial wave equation to higher space dimensions.

  15. A-SSE Sum of Even and Odd

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    This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: A function $f$ defined for $–a < x < a$ is even if $f(-x) = f(x)$ and is odd if $f(-x) = -f(x)$ when $–a < x < a$. In this task we assume $f$ is define...

  16. Quantized squeezing and even-odd asymmetry of trapped bosons

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    Hu, Shijie; Wen, Yuchuan; Yu, Yue; Normand, B.; Wang, Xiaoqun

    2009-12-01

    We investigate the exact nature of the superfluid-to-Mott-insulator crossover for interacting bosons on an optical lattice in a one-dimensional harmonic trap by high-precision density-matrix renormalization-group calculations. The results reveal an intermediate regime characterized by a cascade of microscopic steps. These arise as a consequence of individual boson “squeezing” events and display an even-odd alternation dependent on the trap symmetry. We discuss the experimental observation of this behavior, which is generic in an external trapping potential.

  17. QCD evolution of naive-time-reversal-odd fragmentation functions

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    Kang Zhongbo [RIKEN BNL Research Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)

    2011-02-01

    We study QCD evolution equations of the first transverse-momentum moment of the naive-time-reversal-odd fragmentation functions--the Collins function and the polarizing fragmentation function. We find for the Collins function case that the evolution kernel has a diagonal piece the same as that for the transversity fragmentation function, while for the polarizing fragmentation function case this piece is the same as that for the unpolarized fragmentation function. Our results might have important implications in the current global analysis of spin asymmetries.

  18. Updated Chemical, Radiative, and Transport Properties of Thermospheric Odd Nitrogen

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    Yonker, J. D.; Venkataramani, K.; Bailey, S. M.; Wang, W.; Solomon, S. C.; Randall, C. E.

    2014-12-01

    In the past decade many laboratory and quantum chemical results relevant to the chemical, transport, and radiative properties of thermospheric odd nitrogen have appeared. The impact of these updates on the odd nitrogen abundances, fluxes, and neutral temperature are assessed by inclusion into the Thermosphere-Ionosphere-Electrodynamics General Circulation Model (TIE-GCM) and comparison with data from the Student Nitric Oxide Explorer (SNOE) and Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry (SABER) experiments. Regarding chemistry, electronically and vibrationally excited molecular nitrogen (N2(A)) has been found to be an important source of nitric oxide (NO) and electronically excited atomic nitrogen (N(2D)) [Campbell et al, 2007] while many key branching ratios and temperature dependences have been revised [Hellberg et al, 2003; Galvao et al, 2013]. The yields of vibrationally excited NO(v) from the N(2D)+O2 and N(4S)+O2 reactions have been determined [Miquel et al, 2003; Sultanov et al, 2006]; radiative cascade from NO(v) results in enhanced cooling near 5.3 ?m which contributes roughly 20% of that due to collisions with hot atomic oxygen. Collision integrals for the He-NO and He-N(4S) interactions are known [Partridge et al, 2001; Haghighi et al, 2003] and the resulting transport coefficients are calculated and input to TIE-GCM v2.0, wherein He is treated as a major species.

  19. Beyond Mean-Field Calculations for Odd-A Nuclei

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    B. Bally; B. Avez; M. Bender; P. -H. Heenen

    2014-10-15

    Beyond mean-field methods are very successful tools for the description of large-amplitude collective motion for even-even atomic nuclei. The state-of-the-art framework of these methods consists in a Generator Coordinate Method based on angular-momentum and particle-number projected triaxially deformed Hatree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) states. The extension of this scheme to odd-mass nuclei is a long-standing challenge. We present for the first time such an extension, where the Generator Coordinate space is built from self-consistently blocked one-quasiparticle HFB states. One of the key points for this success is that the same Skyrme interaction is used for the mean-field and the pairing channels, thus avoiding problems related to the violation of the Pauli principle. An application to 25Mg illustrates the power of our method, as agreement with experiment is obtained for the spectrum, electromagnetic moments, and transition strengths, for both positive and negative parity states and without the necessity for effective charges or effective moments. Although the effective interaction still requires improvement, our study opens the way to systematically describe odd-A nuclei throughout the nuclear chart.

  20. ODD irritability is associated with obsessive-compulsive behavior and not ADHD in chronic tic disorders.

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    Thériault, Marie-Claude G; Lespérance, Paul; Achim, André; Tellier, Geneviève; Diab, Sabrina; Rouleau, Guy A; Chouinard, Sylvain; Richer, Francois

    2014-12-15

    Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (TS) and chronic tic disorder (CT) are often associated with a variety of behavioral comorbidities including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive behavior (OCB), oppositional-defiant disorder (ODD) and temper outbursts. ODD is often associated with ADHD but its links to other symptoms of TS/CT is not as clear. This study examined whether the various symptoms of ODD were differentially linked to the various comorbidities in TS. A clinical sample of 135 children diagnosed with TS was evaluated through parent questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. Regressions and structural equation modeling confirmed that ODD is multidimensional in a TS/CT sample and showed that OCB was associated with the irritability symptoms of ODD whereas ADHD was associated with the Headstrong symptoms of ODD. Results suggest that increased attention to the different facets of ODD may help improve our understanding of emotional symptoms in TS/CT. PMID:25108592

  1. The ability of single-chain surfactants to emulsify an aqueous-based liquid crystal oscillates with odd-even parity of alkyl-chain length.

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    Varghese, Nisha; Shetye, Gauri S; Yang, Sijie; Wilkens, Stephan; Smith, Robert P; Luk, Yan-Yeung

    2013-12-15

    The physical properties of many organic molecules often oscillate when the number of carbons in their aliphatic chains changes from odd to even. This odd-even effect for single-chain surfactants in solution is rarely observed. Here, we report the ability of single-chain surfactants to emulsify a class of non-amphiphilic organic salts, disodium cromoglycate (5'DSCG) oscillates as a function of the odd or even number of the aliphatic carbons. This system provides a water-in-oil-in-water emulsion, in which aqueous droplets of 5'DSCG in liquid crystal phases are coated with single-chain surfactants in a bulk carrying aqueous solution. For both surfactants of [Formula: see text] and CH3(CH2)nCOO(-)Na(+), the ability to emulsify 5'DSCG molecules in water is stronger for surfactants with an odd number of sp(3)-hybridized carbon atoms in the aliphatic chains than those with an even number. This observed odd-even effect is consistent with the notion that conventional micelles possess a core of randomly arranged surfactant hydrocarbon tails. However, this water-in-oil-in-water resembles a vesicle system in which the surfactants assemble in a highly ordered structure that separates two aqueous systems. These new self-assembled phases have potential application in the formulation and design of new organic soft materials. PMID:24144379

  2. The interplay between topological p-wave superconductivity and odd-frequency pairing in superconducting proximity systems

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    Stanev, Valentin; Galitski, Victor

    2014-03-01

    We study the proximity-induced superconductivity in semiconductor nanowires. The interplay between superconductivity and spin-orbit coupling plays a crucial role in proposals for creating Majorana fermions in semiconducting heterostructures. To further elucidate the physics of such devices we employ the quasiclassical Green's functions methods. We show that the spatial variations of the superconducting order parameter leads to non-trivial effects in the nanowire. We demonstrate the appearance of odd-frequency pairing correlations close to the boundaries, and discuss their effect on the density of states. Work supported by DOE-BES (DESC0001911) and Simons Foundation.

  3. Proceedings of RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop: P- and CP-odd Effects in Hot and Dense Matter

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    Deshpande, A.; Fukushima, K.; Kharzeev, D.; Warringa, H.; Voloshin, S.

    2010-04-26

    This volume contains the proceedings of the RBRC/CATHIE workshop on 'P- and CP-odd Effects in Hot and Dense Matter' held at the RIKEN-BNL Research Center on April 26-30, 2010. The workshop was triggered by the experimental observation of charge correlations in heavy ion collisions at RHIC, which were predicted to occur due to local parity violation (P- and CP-odd fluctuations) in hot and dense QCD matter. This experimental result excited a significant interest in the broad physics community, inspired a few alternative interpretations, and emphasized the need for a deeper understanding of the role of topology in QCD vacuum and in hot and dense quark-gluon matter. Topological effects in QCD are also closely related to a number of intriguing problems in condensed matter physics, cosmology and astrophysics. We therefore felt that a broad cross-disciplinary discussion of topological P- and CP-odd effects in various kinds of matter was urgently needed. Such a discussion became the subject of the workshop. Specific topics discussed at the workshop include the following: (1) The current experimental results on charge asymmetries at RHIC and the physical interpretations of the data; (2) Quantitative characterization of topological effects in QCD matter including both analytical (perturbative and non-perturbative using gauge/gravity duality) and numerical (lattice-QCD) calculations; (3) Topological effects in cosmology of the Early Universe (including baryogenesis and dark energy); (4) Topological effects in condensed matter physics (including graphene and superfiuids); and (5) Directions for the future experimental studies of P- and CP-odd effects at RHIC and elsewhere. We feel that the talks and intense discussions during the workshop were extremely useful, and resulted in new ideas in both theory and experiment. We hope that the workshop has contributed to the progress in understanding the role of topology in QCD and related fields. We thank all the speakers and participants, and express our gratitude to the event coordinator Pam Esposito for her hard work.

  4. Dimension-5 CP-odd operators: QCD mixing and renormalization

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    Bhattacharya, T; Gupta, R; Mereghetti, E; Yoon, B

    2015-01-01

    We study the off-shell mixing and renormalization of flavor-diagonal dimension-5 T- and P-odd operators involving quarks, gluons, and photons, including quark electric dipole and chromo-electric dipole operators. We present the renormalization matrix to one-loop in the $\\bar{\\rm MS}$ scheme. We also provide a definition of the quark chromo-electric dipole operator in a regularization-independent momentum-subtraction scheme suitable for non-perturbative lattice calculations and present the matching coefficients with the $\\bar{\\rm MS}$ scheme to one-loop in perturbation theory, using both the naive dimensional regularization and 't Hooft-Veltman prescriptions for $\\gamma_5$.

  5. Dimension-5 CP-odd operators: QCD mixing and renormalization

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    T. Bhattacharya; V. Cirigliano; R. Gupta; E. Mereghetti; B. Yoon

    2015-02-25

    We study the off-shell mixing and renormalization of flavor-diagonal dimension-5 T- and P-odd operators involving quarks, gluons, and photons, including quark electric dipole and chromo-electric dipole operators. We present the renormalization matrix to one-loop in the $\\bar{\\rm MS}$ scheme. We also provide a definition of the quark chromo-electric dipole operator in a regularization-independent momentum-subtraction scheme suitable for non-perturbative lattice calculations and present the matching coefficients with the $\\bar{\\rm MS}$ scheme to one-loop in perturbation theory, using both the naive dimensional regularization and 't Hooft-Veltman prescriptions for $\\gamma_5$.

  6. Ground State Magnetic Properties of Odd Neutron DY Isotopes

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    Yakut, Hakan; Tabar, Emre; Kuliev, Ali Akbar; Zenginerler, Zemine; Kaplan, Pinar

    2013-10-01

    Using the quasiparticle phonon nuclear model (QPNM) and taking into account the spin-spin interaction, the effects of the spin polarization on spin gyromagnetic factors (gs) as well as the intrinsic magnetic moments (gK) of the deformed odd neutron 155-165Dy isotopes were studied. The calculated values of gs and gK are in fair agreement with the experiment as well as with other microscopic calculations. Our calculations indicated that because of the core polarization, the gs factors of the nucleons in the nucleus reduce noticeably from its free nucleon value and the spin-spin interactions play an important role in the explanation of the quenching of the gs factors. A very good reproduction of the phenomenological quenching of gs factor from its free values (gs eff = 0.6-0.7gs free) is obtained for 155-165Dy.

  7. Testing CPT- and Lorentz-odd electrodynamics with waveguides

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    A. H. Gomes; J. M. Fonseca; W. A. Moura-Melo; A. R. Pereira

    2010-09-17

    We study CPT- and Lorentz-odd electrodynamics described by the Standard Model Extension. Its radiation is confined to the geometry of hollow conductor waveguide, open along $z$. In a special class of reference frames, with vanishing both 0-th and $z$ components of the background field, $(k_{\\rm AF})^\\mu$, we realize a number of {\\em huge and macroscopically detectable} effects on the confined waves spectra, compared to standard results. Particularly, if $(k_{\\rm AF})^\\mu$ points along $x$ (or $y$) direction only transverse electric modes, with $E_z=0$, should be observed propagating throughout the guide, while all the transverse magnetic, $B_z=0$, are absent. Such a strong mode suppression makes waveguides quite suitable to probe these symmetry violations using a simple and easily reproducible apparatus.

  8. An Overview of Modeling Middle Atmospheric Odd Nitrogen

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    Jackman, Charles H.; Kawa, S. Randolph; Einaudi, Franco (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    Odd nitrogen (N, NO, NO2, NO3, N2O5, HNO3, HO2NO2, ClONO2, and BrONO2) constituents are important components in the control of middle atmospheric ozone. Several processes lead to the production of odd nitrogen (NO(sub y)) in the middle atmosphere (stratosphere and mesosphere) including the oxidation of nitrous oxide (N2O), lightning, downflux from the thermosphere, and energetic charged particles (e.g., galactic cosmic rays, solar proton events, and energetic electron precipitation). The dominant production mechanism of NO(sub y) in the stratosphere is N2O oxidation, although other processes contribute. Mesospheric NO(sub y) is influenced by N2O oxidation, downflux from the thermosphere, and energetic charged particles. NO(sub y) is destroyed in the middle atmosphere primarily via two processes: 1) dissociation of NO to form N and O followed by N + NO yielding N2 + O to reform even nitrogen; and 2) transport to the troposphere where HNO3 can be rapidly scavenged in water droplets and rained out of the atmosphere. There are fairly significant differences among global models that predict NO(sub y). NO(sub y) has a fairly long lifetime in the stratosphere (months to years), thus disparate transport in the models probably contributes to many of these differences. Satellite and aircraft measurement provide modeling tests of the various components of NO(sub y). Although some recent reaction rate measurements have led to improvements in model/measurement agreement, significant differences do remain. This presentation will provide an overview of several proposed sources and sinks of NO(sub y) and their regions of importance. Multi-dimensional modeling results for NO(sub y) and its components with comparisons to observations will also be presented.

  9. Odd and even Kondo effects from emergent localization in quantum point contacts.

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    Iqbal, M J; Levy, Roi; Koop, E J; Dekker, J B; de Jong, J P; van der Velde, J H M; Reuter, D; Wieck, A D; Aguado, Ramón; Meir, Yigal; van der Wal, C H

    2013-09-01

    A quantum point contact (QPC) is a basic nanometre-scale electronic device: a short and narrow transport channel between two electron reservoirs. In clean channels, electron transport is ballistic and the conductance is then quantized as a function of channel width with plateaux at integer multiples of 2e(2)/h (where e is the electron charge and h is Planck's constant). This can be understood in a picture where the electron states are propagating waves, without the need to account for electron-electron interactions. Quantized conductance could thus be the signature of ultimate control over nanoscale electron transport. However, even studies with the cleanest QPCs generically show significant anomalies in the quantized conductance traces, and there is consensus that these result from electron many-body effects. Despite extensive experimental and theoretical studies, understanding these anomalies is an open problem. Here we report that the many-body effects have their origin in one or more spontaneously localized states that emerge from Friedel oscillations in the electron charge density within the QPC channel. These localized states will have electron spins associated with them, and the Kondo effect--related to electron transport through such localized electron spins--contributes to the formation of the many-body state. We present evidence for such localization, with Kondo effects of odd or even character, directly reflecting the parity of the number of localized states; the evidence is obtained from experiments with length-tunable QPCs that show a periodic modulation of the many-body properties with Kondo signatures that alternate between odd and even Kondo effects. Our results are of importance for assessing the role of QPCs in more complex hybrid devices and for proposals for spintronic and quantum information applications. In addition, our results show that tunable QPCs offer a versatile platform for investigating many-body effects in nanoscale systems, with the ability to probe such physics at the level of a single site. PMID:23995683

  10. Comparative study of Gamow-Teller strength distributions in the odd-odd nucleus 50V and its impact on electron capture rates in astrophysical environments

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    Nabi, Jameel-Un; 10.1103/PhysRevC.76.055803

    2011-01-01

    Gamow-Teller (GT) strength transitions are an ideal probe for testing nuclear structure models. In addition to nuclear structure, GT transitions in nuclei directly affect the early phases of Type Ia and Type-II supernovae core collapse since the electron capture rates are partly determined by these GT transitions. In astrophysics, GT transitions provide an important input for model calculations and element formation during the explosive phase of a massive star at the end of its life-time. Recent nucleosynthesis calculations show that odd-odd and odd-A nuclei cause the largest contribution in the rate of change of lepton-to-baryon ratio. In the present manuscript, we have calculated the GT strength distributions and electron capture rates for odd-odd nucleus 50V by using the pn-QRPA theory. At present 50V is the first experimentally available odd-odd nucleus in fp-shell nuclei. We also compare our GT strength distribution with the recently measured results of a 50V(d,2He)50Ti experiment, with the earlier work ...

  11. E-GOS plots for Odd-A Medium Mass Nuclei

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    Nikolova, Veronika; Fetea, Mirela; Regan, Paddy; Zamfir, Victor; Casten, Rick; Beausang, Cornelius

    2004-10-01

    Neutron rich nuclei are difficult to populate experimentally. One of the best mechanisms currently available is to use heavy-ion binary reactions to populate the medium-to-high spin states of the near-stable nuclei to investigate the role of specific orbitals in determining how the nuclear structure properties evolve as a function of angular momentum. A recently reported `E-Gamma Over Spin' (E-GOS) prescription [1,2] provides an intuitive graphical mechanism for viewing potential phase changes in the mechanism for angular momentum generation in transitional nuclei. Flat curves are associated with rotors, while hyperbolic loci are associated with vibrational structures - quite distinct from plots of excitation energy against the spin, where the trajectories for both a vibrator and a rotor gradually increase as a function of spin. The present work extends the previous EGOS analysis for even-even nuclei to odd-A medium mass nuclei. This work was supported by NSF Grant No. PHY 0204811, Research Corporation Grant No. CC5494, US-DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-91ER-40609 and by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council UK. PHR acknowledges support from the Yale University Flint and Science Development Funds. [1] Regan, P.H. et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 152502 (2003) [2] Regan, P.H. et al., AIP Conferences Proceedings 656, New York, American Institute of Physics, 2003, pp 422-428.

  12. Odd-even mass staggering with Skyrme-Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov theory

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    W. J. Chen; C. A. Bertulani; F. R. Xu; Y. N. Zhang

    2015-03-13

    We have studied odd-even nuclear mass staggering with the Skyrme-Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov theory by employing isoscalar and isovector contact pairing interactions. By reproducing the empirical odd-even mass differences of the Sn isotopic chain, the strengths of pairing interactions are determined. The optimal strengths adjusted in this work can give better description of odd-even mass differences than that fitted by reproducing the experimental neutron pairing gap of $^{120}$Sn.

  13. 26 CFR 1.6151-1 - Time and place for paying tax shown on returns.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Time and place for paying tax shown on returns... INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES Time and Place for Paying Tax § 1.6151-1 Time and place for paying tax shown on...

  14. Unified Treatment of Even and Odd Anharmonic Oscillators of Arbitrary Degree

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    U. D. Jentschura; A. Surzhykov; J. Zinn-Justin

    2009-01-30

    We present a unified treatment, including higher-order corrections, of anharmonic oscillators of arbitrary even and odd degree. Our approach is based on a dispersion relation which takes advantage of the PT-symmetry of odd potentials for imaginary coupling parameter, and of generalized quantization conditions which take into account instanton contributions. We find a number of explicit new results, including the general behaviour of large-order perturbation theory for arbitrary levels of odd anharmonic oscillators, and subleading corrections to the decay width of excited states for odd potentials, which are numerically significant.

  15. Pure spinors, intrinsic torsion and curvature in odd dimensions

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    Taghavi-Chabert, Arman

    2013-01-01

    We develop a spinor calculus for a $(2m+1)$-dimensional complex Riemannian manifold $(\\mcM,g)$ equipped with a preferred holomorphic projective pure spinor field $[\\xi]$. Such a spinor defines a holomorphic distribution $\\mcN$ of $m$-planes, totally null with respect to $g$. The stabiliser of $[\\xi]$ is a parabolic Lie subgroup $P$ of $\\SO(2m+1,\\C)$, and using its algebraic properties, we give $P$-invariant classifications of the curvature tensors of the Levi-Civita connection, which, in the case of the Weyl tensor, generalises the Petrov-Penrose classification to odd dimensions. From a spinorial point of view, this generalises the notion of principal spinors. We also classify the intrinsic torsion of $[\\xi]$ in terms of $P$-irreducibles, which gives an algebraic measure of the failure of $[\\xi]$ to be parallel with respect to the Levi-Civita connection. In particular, we interpret the integrability properties of the associated null $m$-plane distribution $\\mcN$ and its orthogonal complement $\\mcN^\\perp$ in t...

  16. Srs2: the "Odd-Job Man" in DNA repair.

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    Marini, Victoria; Krejci, Lumir

    2010-03-01

    Homologous recombination plays a key role in the maintenance of genome integrity, especially during DNA replication and the repair of double-stranded DNA breaks (DSBs). Just a single un-repaired break can lead to aneuploidy, genetic aberrations or cell death. DSBs are caused by a vast number of both endogenous and exogenous agents including genotoxic chemicals or ionizing radiation, as well as through replication of a damaged template DNA or the replication fork collapse. It is essential for cell survival to recognise and process DSBs as well as other toxic intermediates and launch most appropriate repair mechanism. Many helicases have been implicated to play role in these processes, however their detail roles, specificities and co-operativity in the complex protein-protein interaction networks remain unclear. In this review we summarize the current knowledge about Saccharomyces cerevisiae helicase Srs2 and its effect on multiple DNA metabolic processes that generally affect genome stability. It would appear that Srs2 functions as an "Odd-Job Man" in these processes to make sure that the jobs proceed when and where they are needed. PMID:20096651

  17. Airborne measurements of total reactive odd nitrogen (NO(y))

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    Huebler, G.; Fahey, D. W.; Ridley, B. A.; Gregory, G. L.; Fehsenfeld, F. C.

    1992-01-01

    Airborne total reactive odd nitrogen measurements were made during August and September 1986 over the continental United States and off the west coast over the Pacific Ocean during NASA's Global Tropospheric Experiment/Chemical Instrumentation Test and Evaluation 2 program. Measurements were made in the marine and continental boundary layer and the free troposphere up to 6.1 km altitude. NO(y) mixing ratios between 24 pptv and more than 1 ppbv were found, with median values of 101 pptv in the marine boundary layer, 298 pptv in the marine free troposphere, and 288 pptv in the continental free troposphere, respectively. The marine troposphere exhibited layered structure which was also seen in the simultaneously measured ozone mixing ratio and dew point temperature. The averaged vertical NO(y) profile over the ocean does not show a distinct gradient. The NO(y) mixing ratio over the continent decreases with increasing altitude. The latter is consistent with our understanding that the continents are the major source region for these gases.

  18. Succinate esters: odd-even effects in melting points.

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    Joseph, Sumy; Sathishkumar, Ranganathan

    2014-10-01

    Dialkyl succinates show a pattern of alternating behavior in their melting points, as the number of C atoms in the alkane side chain increases, unlike in the dialkyl oxalates [Joseph et al. (2011). Acta Cryst. B67, 525-534]. Dialkyl succinates with odd numbers of C atoms in the alkyl side chain show higher melting points than the immediately adjacent analogues with even numbers. The crystal structures and their molecular packing have been analyzed for a series of dialkyl succinates with 1-4 C atoms in the alkyl side chain. The energy difference (?E) between the optimized and observed molecular conformations, density, Kitaigorodskii packing index (KPI) and C-H...O interactions are considered to rationalize this behavior. In contrast to the dialkyl oxalates where a larger number of moderately strong C-H...O interactions were characteristic of oxalates with elevated melting points, here the molecular packing and the density play a major role in raising the melting point. On moving from oxalate to succinate esters the introduction of the C2 spacer adds two activated H atoms to the asymmetric unit, resulting in the formation of stronger C-H...O hydrogen bonds in all succinates. As a result the crystallinity of long-chain alkyl substituted esters improves enormously in the presence of hydrogen bonds from activated donors. PMID:25274517

  19. Increasing the Odds: Applying Emergentist Theory in Language Intervention

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    Poll, Gerard H.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose This review introduces a leading theory of language development, emergentism, the view that language ability is the product of interactions between the language environment and the learning capabilities of the child. It suggests ways in which emergentism provides a theoretical rationale for interventions designed to address developmental language delays in young children. Method A review of selected literature on emergentist theory and research is presented, with a focus on the acquisition of early morphology and syntax. A significant method for developing and testing emergentist theory, connectionist modeling, is described. Key themes from both connectionist and behavioral studies are summarized and applied with specific examples to language intervention techniques. A case study is presented to integrate elements of emergentism with language intervention. Conclusions Evaluating the theoretical foundation for language interventions is an important step in evidence-based practice. This article introduces three themes in the emergentist literature that have implications for language intervention: sufficiency of language input, active engagement of the child with the input, and the introduction of factors that increase the odds for correctly mapping language form to meaning. Evidence supporting the importance of these factors in effective language intervention is presented, along with limitations in that evidence. PMID:21616988

  20. Investigation of the self-healing properties of shape memory polyurethane coatings with the ‘odd random phase multisine’ electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

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    Jean-Baptiste Jorcin; Gill Scheltjens; Yves Van Ingelgem; Els Tourwé; Guy Van Assche; Iris De Graeve; Bruno Van Mele; Herman Terryn; Annick Hubin

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this work is to study the physical self-healing properties of shape memory polyurethanes (SMPUs) with cerium ions on top of a pure aluminum substrate. To achieve this, the ‘odd random phase multisine’ electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is used. The additional information given by this technique (stochastic noise, non-linear and non-stationary behavior of the sample during the measurement)

  1. Stamp InformatIon Please check your selection -All stamps are shown exact size.

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    Stamp InformatIon Please check your selection - All stamps are shown exact size. Extra ItEmS Stamp Ink (6 cc) Stamp Ink (2 oz) Replacement Die Replacement Stamp Pad Signature Stamp QuantIty:________ Stamp Word

  2. Total Internal Reflection We have shown that the reflection coefficient for polarized light is

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    Palffy-Muhoray, Peter

    Chapter 10 Total Internal Reflection We have shown that the reflection coefficient for polarized shown that the reflection coefficient for polarized light is r = Z1 cos i - Z2 cos t Z1 cos i + Z2 cos r = n2 cos i - n1 cos t n2 cos i + n1 cos t (10.7) 55 #12;56 CHAPTER 10. TOTAL INTERNAL REFLECTION

  3. Limits on Log Odds Ratios for Unidimensional Item Response Theory Models

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    Haberman, Shelby J.; Holland, Paul W.; Sinharay, Sandip

    2007-01-01

    Bounds are established for log odds ratios (log cross-product ratios) involving pairs of items for item response models. First, expressions for bounds on log odds ratios are provided for one-dimensional item response models in general. Then, explicit bounds are obtained for the Rasch model and the two-parameter logistic (2PL) model. Results are…

  4. Prevalence rates and odds ratios of shoulder-neck diseases in different occupational groups

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    M Hagberg; D H Wegman

    1987-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association and impact of occupational exposure and diseases of the shoulder and neck. Prevalence rates, odds ratios, aetiological fractions, and their confidence intervals were computed for pooled and non-pooled data of previous published reports. By comparison with office workers and farmers, dentists had an increased odds ratio for cervical spondylosis

  5. Limitations of the Odds Ratio in Gauging the Performance of a Diagnostic, Prognostic, or Screening Marker

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    Margaret Sullivan Pepe; Holly Janes; Gary Longton; Wendy Leisenring; Polly Newcomb

    2004-01-01

    A marker strongly associated with outcome (or disease) is often assumed to be effective for classifying persons according to their current or future outcome. However, for this assumption to be true, the associated odds ratio must be of a magnitude rarely seen in epidemiologic studies. In this paper, an illustration of the relation between odds ratios and receiver operating characteristic

  6. The Short Supply of Saints: Limits on Replication of Models that "Beat the Odds"

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    Wilder, Tamara; Jacobsen, Rebecca

    2010-01-01

    Researchers have identified effective practices that allow schools to "beat the odds" and close the reading achievement gap. Although identifying these practices is important, researchers have paid little attention to the work it takes to implement them. Through interviews with teachers who work at schools identified as beating the odds, this…

  7. Association of Anxiety and ODD/CD in Children with and without ADHD

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    Humphreys, Kathryn L.; Aguirre, Vincent P.; Lee, Steve S.

    2012-01-01

    The goal of this study is to examine levels of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD) in four groups of children: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) only, anxiety only, ADHD and anxiety, and controls (i.e., non-ADHD youth). Although children with ADHD exhibit more ODD and CD than non-ADHD youth, it is unknown if…

  8. Functional outcomes of child and adolescent ODD symptoms in young adult men

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    Burke, Jeffrey D.; Rowe, Richard; Boylan, Khrista

    2013-01-01

    Background ODD is considered to be a disorder of childhood, yet evidence suggests that prevalence rates of the disorder are stable into late adolescence and trajectories of symptoms persist into young adulthood. Functional outcomes associated with ODD through childhood and adolescence include conflict within families, poor peer relationships, peer rejection and academic difficulties. Little examination of functional outcomes in adulthood associated with ODD has been undertaken. Method Data for the present analyses come from a clinic referred sample of 177 boys aged 7 to 12 followed up annually to age 18 and again at age 24. Annual parental report of psychopathology through adolescence was used to predict self-reported functional outcomes at 24. Results Controlling for parent reported symptoms of ADHD, CD, depression and anxiety, ODD symptoms from childhood through adolescence predicted poorer age 24 functioning with peers, poorer romantic relationships, a poorer paternal relationship, and having nobody who would provide a recommendation for a job. CD symptoms predicted workplace problems, poor maternal relationship, lower academic attainment and violent injuries. Only parent reported ODD symptoms and child reported CD symptoms predicted a composite of poor adult outcomes. Conclusion ODD is a disorder that significantly interferes with functioning, particularly in social or interpersonal relationships. The persistence of impairment associated with ODD into young adulthood calls for a reconsideration of ODD as a disorder limited to childhood. PMID:24117754

  9. Direct Discovery Prospects for the Light CP-odd Higgs Boson of NMSSM Ideal Higgs Scenarios

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Direct Discovery Prospects for the Light CP-odd Higgs Boson of NMSSM Ideal Higgs Scenarios Jack on the following papers with R. Dermisek: · New constraints on a light CP-odd Higgs boson and related NMSSM Ideal Higgs Scenarios. Published in Phys.Rev.D81:075003,2010, arXiv:1002.1971 · Direct production of a light

  10. Why Some Schools with Latino Children Beat the Odds...and Others Don't

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    Waits, Mary Jo; Campbell, Heather E.; Gau, Rebecca; Jacobs, Ellen; Rex, Tom; Hess, Robert K.

    2006-01-01

    Throughout Arizona and the Southwest, the odds are against high achievement in schools with a mostly Latino, mostly poor student enrollment. Some schools, however, "beat the odds" and achieve consistently high results or show steady gains. Why do these schools succeed where others fail? Using the methodology of business guru Jim Collins from his…

  11. Using the logarithm of odds to define a vector space on probabilistic atlases

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    Fisher III, John

    Using the logarithm of odds to define a vector space on probabilistic atlases Kilian M. Pohl a probabilistic atlases in a linear vector space. This represen- tation has several useful properties for medical for placing label maps into the space of LogOdds. First, we relate signed distance maps, a widely used

  12. Decomposition of Odd-hole-free Graphs by Double Star Cutsets and 2-Joins

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    Cornuejols, Gerard P.

    Decomposition of Odd-hole-free Graphs by Double Star Cutsets and 2-Joins Michele Conforti #3; G#19-hole-free graphs, even-signable graphs, decomposition, 2-join, double star cutset. #3; Dipartimento di Matematica as an induced subgraph a chordless cycle of odd length greater than three) with double star cutsets and 2-joins

  13. Nuclear Shell Structure and Beta-Decay. I. Odd A Nuclei

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    M. G. Mayer; S. A. Moszkowski; L. W. Nordheim

    1951-01-01

    A systematics is given of all transitions for odd A nuclei for which sufficiently reliable data are available. The allowed or forbidden characters of the transitions are correlated with the positions of the initial and final odd nucleon groups in the nuclear shell scheme. The nuclear shells show definite characteristics with respect to parity of the ground states. The latter

  14. Secondary organic aerosol model intercomparison based on secondary organic aerosol to odd oxygen ratio in Tokyo

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    Morino, Yu; Tanabe, Kiyoshi; Sato, Kei; Ohara, Toshimasa

    2014-12-01

    Improvement of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) models is critical for accurate understanding of the behavior and sources of atmospheric aerosols. Over the last decade, a number of SOA production pathways were discovered, and several new SOA models have been developed. However, few comparative studies of the performances of the various SOA models have been conducted. In this study, simulation data obtained with five SOA models (two yield models, a volatility basis set (VBS) model, a mechanistic model, and a near-explicit model) were compared. The performances of the models were evaluated by comparison of the simulated data with observed ratios of the SOA concentration to odd oxygen concentration ([SOA]/[Ox], where [Ox] = [O3] + [NO2]) in the Tokyo metropolitan area. In Tokyo, SOA concentrations have been shown to correlate well with Ox concentrations; thus, Tokyo is an appropriate location for this intercomparison study. All five models showed similar results for the concentrations of gaseous species, including ozone, reactive nitrogen, hydroxy radicals, and volatile organic compounds. In contrast, the simulated SOA concentrations varied substantially among the five models. The VBS model reproduced the observed [SOA]/[Ox] ratio well, whereas the other four models substantially underestimated the ratio. The sensitivity of the ratio to various input parameters differed substantially among the models, as did the volatility distribution of SOA and the source contributions of SOA, suggesting that the choice of SOA model is critical for accurate assessment of the atmospheric behavior and sources of SOA.

  15. An apparent 'even-odd' cycle distribution in Mt. Wilson 'numbers of spots' data

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    Wilson, Robert M.

    1986-07-01

    Mt. Wilson 'number of spots' data (as defined in Howard et al., 1984) appear to be distributed according to 'even-odd' cycle numbering. Linear fits of annual 'numbers of spots' versus annual sunspot number for even- and odd-numbered cycles have slopes which are statistically different at the 5% level of significance. The existence of an 'even-odd' split in Mt. Wilson 'numbers of spots' data may be due either to a real difference in even- and odd-numbered cycles on the sun or to a difference in weather at Mt. Wilson (perhaps, related to the 22 yr rhythm of drought in the western United States) during even- and odd-numbered cycles, or both. For cycle 22, an even-numbered cycle, the peak 'numbers of spots' is estimated to be near 2600.

  16. Odd-Mode Surface Plasmon Polaritons Supported by Complementary Plasmonic Metamaterial

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    Gao, Xi; Zhou, Liang; Cui, Tie Jun

    2015-03-01

    Surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs), either on metal-dielectric interfaces in optical frequencies or on structured metal surfaces in the lower frequencies, are dominantly even modes. Here we discover dominant odd-mode SPPs on a complementary plasmonic metamaterial, which is constructed by complementary symmetric grooves. We show that the fundamental SPP mode on such a plasmonic metamaterial is a tightly confined odd mode, whose dispersion curve can be tuned by the shape of groove. According to the electric field distributions of odd-mode SPPs, we propose a high-efficiency transducer using asymmetric coplanar waveguide and slot line to excite the odd-mode SPPs. Numerical simulations and experimental results validate the high-efficiency excitation and excellent propagation performance of odd-mode SPPs on the complementary plasmonic waveguides in the microwave frequencies.

  17. Odd-Mode Surface Plasmon Polaritons Supported by Complementary Plasmonic Metamaterial

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    Gao, Xi; Zhou, Liang; Cui, Tie Jun

    2015-01-01

    Surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs), either on metal-dielectric interfaces in optical frequencies or on structured metal surfaces in the lower frequencies, are dominantly even modes. Here we discover dominant odd-mode SPPs on a complementary plasmonic metamaterial, which is constructed by complementary symmetric grooves. We show that the fundamental SPP mode on such a plasmonic metamaterial is a tightly confined odd mode, whose dispersion curve can be tuned by the shape of groove. According to the electric field distributions of odd-mode SPPs, we propose a high-efficiency transducer using asymmetric coplanar waveguide and slot line to excite the odd-mode SPPs. Numerical simulations and experimental results validate the high-efficiency excitation and excellent propagation performance of odd-mode SPPs on the complementary plasmonic waveguides in the microwave frequencies. PMID:25783166

  18. Odd-mode surface plasmon polaritons supported by complementary plasmonic metamaterial.

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    Gao, Xi; Zhou, Liang; Cui, Tie Jun

    2015-01-01

    Surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs), either on metal-dielectric interfaces in optical frequencies or on structured metal surfaces in the lower frequencies, are dominantly even modes. Here we discover dominant odd-mode SPPs on a complementary plasmonic metamaterial, which is constructed by complementary symmetric grooves. We show that the fundamental SPP mode on such a plasmonic metamaterial is a tightly confined odd mode, whose dispersion curve can be tuned by the shape of groove. According to the electric field distributions of odd-mode SPPs, we propose a high-efficiency transducer using asymmetric coplanar waveguide and slot line to excite the odd-mode SPPs. Numerical simulations and experimental results validate the high-efficiency excitation and excellent propagation performance of odd-mode SPPs on the complementary plasmonic waveguides in the microwave frequencies. PMID:25783166

  19. PHYSICAL REVIEW C 80, 027303 (2009) Odd-even mass difference and isospin dependent pairing interaction

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    Bertulani, Carlos A. - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University

    2009-01-01

    are studied with Hartree-Fock + BCS (HF + BCS) calculations with Skyrme interactions and an isospin dependent parameter = (n - p)/. The isovector dependence is introduced through the density dependent term g nuclear matter. We choose fs(z) = 1 - fn(z) and fn(z) = z = [n(r) - p(r)]z/(r). The parameters for g

  20. Understanding the Odd Shape of Cancer Cell Nuclei | Physical Sciences in Oncology

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    Misshapen cell nuclei are frequently observed in cancer cells and other diseases, but what causes the abnormality - and why it is associated with certain disorders - has remained unclear. Now, however, researchers at Northwestern University have developed a mathematical model that sheds light on the defect by clarifying the mechanisms that cause bulges known as “blebs” in cells’ nuclear membranes. The research could be a step toward bleb prevention and may ultimately provide potential therapies for cancer and other diseases.

  1. PHYSICAL REVIEW B 87, 144409 (2013) Even-odd effect in short antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains

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    Eggert, Sebastian

    2013-01-01

    be considerably more complex than in few-membered metal clusters and possess a quantum many-body character, yet spin waves, effective Hamiltonians, quantum field theories, and hydrodynamic methods. However to understand, were mainly of relevance to chemists, as the Heisenberg exchange describes magnetic interactions

  2. Comparative study of Gamow-Teller strength distributions in the odd-odd nucleus {sup 50}V and its impact on electron capture rates in astrophysical environments

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    Nabi, Jameel-Un; Sajjad, Muhammad [Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi 23640, Swabi, NWFP (Pakistan)

    2007-11-15

    Gamow-Teller (GT) strength transitions are an ideal probe for testing nuclear structure models. In addition to nuclear structure, GT transitions in nuclei directly affect the early phases of Type Ia and Type-II supernovae core collapse since the electron capture rates are partly determined by these GT transitions. In astrophysics, GT transitions provide an important input for model calculations and element formation during the explosive phase of a massive star at the end of its life-time. Recent nucleosynthesis calculations show that odd-odd and odd-A nuclei cause the largest contribution in the rate of change of lepton-to-baryon ratio. In the present manuscript, we have calculated the GT strength distributions and electron capture rates for odd-odd nucleus {sup 50}V by using the pn-QRPA theory. At present {sup 50}V is the first experimentally available odd-odd nucleus in fp-shell nuclei. We also compare our GT strength distribution with the recently measured results of a {sup 50}V(d, {sup 2}He){sup 50}Ti experiment, with the earlier work of Fuller, Fowler, and Newman (referred to as FFN) and subsequently with the large-scale shell model calculations. One curious finding of the paper is that the Brink's hypothesis, usually employed in large-scale shell model calculations, is not a good approximation to use at least in the case of {sup 50}V. SNe Ia model calculations performed using FFN rates result in overproduction of {sup 50}Ti, and were brought to a much acceptable value by employing shell model results. It might be interesting to study how the composition of the ejecta using presently reported QRPA rates compare with the observed abundances.

  3. Deformed ODD-ODD nuclei: Matrix elements for the residual n-p interaction and patterns of alternating perturbations in level spacings

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    Hoff, R.W.; Jain, A.K.; Kvasil, J.; Sood, P.C.; Sheline, R.K. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA); Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (USA))

    1989-09-01

    The application of a simple semi-empirical model is discussed in terms of interpreting experimental nuclear structure data for twelve of the best characterized odd-odd deformed nuclei. An essential part of this modeling is to calculate values for the Gallagher-Moszkowski splittings and Newby shifts, the observables that arise from the n-p residual interaction in odd-odd nuclei. Assumptions regarding the form for this n-p force are traced historically. The predictive power of a favored form of the n-p force, one that includes a central force with short and long-range components, a tensor force, and some effects of core polarization, is examined in light of experimental data obtained since its formulation. A data set of 42 experimentally determined Newby shifts has been reviewed as to the reliability of each entry. Exceptions to a recently proposed rule for the a priori determination of the sign of Newby shift are discussed. Evidence is presented for the existence of an odd-even staggering or signature effect in the rotational spacings of many K{sup {minus}} bands (with K > 0). By use of Coriolis-coupling calculations, it has been possible to reproduce the staggering observed in some of the K{sup {minus}} rotational bands of {sup 156}Tb, {sup 168}Tm, {sup 176}Lu, {sup 182}Ta, and {sup 182}Re. 27 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

  4. Construct validity of ADHD/ODD rating scales: recommendations for the evaluation of forthcoming DSM-V ADHD/ODD scales.

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    Burns, G Leonard; Walsh, James A; Servera, Mateu; Lorenzo-Seva, Urbano; Cardo, Esther; Rodríguez-Fornells, Antoni

    2013-01-01

    Exploratory structural equation modeling (SEM) was applied to a multiple indicator (26 individual symptom ratings) by multitrait (ADHD-IN, ADHD-HI and ODD factors) by multiple source (mothers, fathers and teachers) model to test the invariance, convergent and discriminant validity of the Child and Adolescent Disruptive Behavior Inventory with 872 Thai adolescents and the ADHD Rating Scale-IV and ODD scale of the Disruptive Behavior Inventory with 1,749 Spanish children. Most of the individual ADHD/ODD symptoms showed convergent and discriminant validity with the loadings and thresholds being invariant over mothers, fathers and teachers in both samples (the three latent factor means were higher for parents than teachers). The ADHD-IN, ADHD-HI and ODD latent factors demonstrated convergent and discriminant validity between mothers and fathers within the two samples. Convergent and discriminant validity between parents and teachers for the three factors was either absent (Thai sample) or only partial (Spanish sample). The application of exploratory SEM to a multiple indicator by multitrait by multisource model should prove useful for the evaluation of the construct validity of the forthcoming DSM-V ADHD/ODD rating scales. PMID:22773361

  5. For the system shown in Figure 1 with ( ) , sketch the Root

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    Landers, Robert G.

    Root Locus QUESTION 1 For the system shown in Figure 1 with ( ) 1 CG s s = and ( ) ( )( ) 2 2 2 1 2 s s G s s s - + = + + , sketch the Root Locus Diagram by hand and using Matlab. How many zeros does is the Root Locus on the real axis? If necessary, calculate the asymptote angles and real axis intercept

  6. VARIABILITY OF NEARSURFACE ZOOPLANKTON OFF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AS SHOWN BY TOWED-PUMP SAMPLING

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    VARIABILITY OF NEAR·SURFACE ZOOPLANKTON OFF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, AS SHOWN BY TOWED-PUMP SAMPLING Cl of 1962. Samples were collected with a towed pump at a depth of 5 m. Allproximately 162 samples, each repl pump surveys re- llorted here were undertaken to obtain informa- tion on variability and trends

  7. CARDIAC SURGERY MORTALITY RATES UK cardiac surgeons have shown the best way to

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    CARDIAC SURGERY MORTALITY RATES UK cardiac surgeons have shown the best way to ensure good clinical cardiac surgeons through the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland offers, UCL. Publishing cardiac surgery mortality rates: lessons for other specialties. BMJ 2013;346:f1139

  8. Obesity: new insight into the anthropometric classification of fat distribution shown by computed tomography

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    M Ashwell; T J Cole; A K Dixon

    1985-01-01

    Twenty eight women presenting for routine computed tomography had their waist, hip, and thigh circumferences measured. The ratio of the area of intra-abdominal fat to the area of subcutaneous fat shown in the computed tomogram taken at the umbilical level was calculated and found to correlate highly significantly with the ratio of waist to hip circumference. The correlation between these

  9. 1. INTRODUCTION Polycrystalline CdTe thin films solar cells have shown long

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    Romeo, Alessandro

    1. INTRODUCTION Polycrystalline CdTe thin films solar cells have shown long term stable performance are expected. These fea- tures make thin film CdTe solar cells attractive for space applications. However-2]. CdTe solar cells are also expected to exhibit good stability but not much was reported up to now [3

  10. 2. SOUTH SIDE (REMAINDER NOT SHOWN IN HH1), OBLIQUE VIEW, ...

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    2. SOUTH SIDE (REMAINDER NOT SHOWN IN HH-1), OBLIQUE VIEW, FROM APPROXIMATELY 25 FEET SOUTH OF CENTER OF BUILDING, LOOKING NORTHEAST. LOADING DOOR AT FAR LEFT IS SAME LOADING DOOR AS AT RIGHT IN HH-1. - Oakland Naval Supply Center, Coffee Roasting Plant, East of Fourth Street, between J & K, Oakland, Alameda County, CA

  11. MANNING LEVELS FOR DIVE TEAMS NOTE: Manning level tables shown are a minimum. Actual

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    EM 385-1-1 XX Jul 13 O-1 APPENDIX O MANNING LEVELS FOR DIVE TEAMS NOTE: Manning level tables shown are a minimum. Actual manning levels may increase, as determined by the DDC, after considering the diving members may rotate through the dive team positions as long as the minimum manning levels are maintained

  12. 32. DETAIL OF WALL SHOWN IN SD231. BEHIND WALL FRAMING ...

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    32. DETAIL OF WALL SHOWN IN SD-2-31. BEHIND WALL FRAMING IS SAMPLING ROOM WITH WOOD SAMPLING ELEVATOR. CRUSHED OXIDIZED ORE BIN ON LEFT (SOUTH). - Bald Mountain Gold Mill, Nevada Gulch at head of False Bottom Creek, Lead, Lawrence County, SD

  13. Convection in Arc Weld Pools Electromagnetic and surface tension forces are shown to

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    Eagar, Thomas W.

    Convection in Arc Weld Pools Electromagnetic and surface tension forces are shown to dominate flow and heat flow in weld pools is of considerable practical interest because convective heat flow will affect majority of heat flow analyses, no allowance has been made for convective heat flow in the melt

  14. A model study of the effects of intermittent loss on odd nitrogen concentrations in the lower troposphere

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    Stewart, R. W.; Hameed, S.; Matloff, G.

    1983-01-01

    A time-dependent box model of the lower troposphere which includes a description of photochemical and physical processes has been developed. This model has been applied to the calculation of nitric acid and NO(x)(NO + NO2) concentrations over a diurnal cycle which includes precipitation. Nitric acid concentrations and the HNO3/NO(x) ratio are found to be highly variable under the assumptions regarding the frequency, duration, and intensity of precipitation employed in this model. The chemistry of odd nitrogen compounds during the night is potentially important in establishing the level of nitric acid in the lower troposphere. These calculations also indicate that relatively large errors may occur when the continuity equation describing nitric acid variations is averaged over a diurnal cycle which includes precipitation. Interpretation of simultaneous measurements of HNO3 and NO(x) will require some knowledge of the history of the observed air mass and may require an improved understanding of nighttime odd nitrogen chemistry.

  15. ADHD, ODD, and CD: Do They Belong to a Common Psychopathological Spectrum? A Case Series

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    Ghosh, Sayanti; Sinha, Mausumi

    2012-01-01

    Purpose of Research. Numerous studies have reported comorbidities, overlapping symptoms, and shared risk factors among cases of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD). We present three adolescent males aged 13–16 years with conduct disorder having past history of ADHD and ODD. Principal Result. The symptom profile especially in domains of aggression, hostility, and emotionality as well as the manner of progression from ADHD to ODD and CD in the above cases shows a similar pattern. Conclusion. These common developmental pathways and overlapping symptoms suggest the possibility of a common psychopathological spectrum encompassing the three externalizing disorders. PMID:23097736

  16. Some New Results on Bounds for the Abundancy Indices of the Components of Odd Perfect Numbers

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    Dris, Jose Arnaldo

    2011-01-01

    In the M. S. thesis titled "Solving the Odd Perfect Number Problem: Some Old and New Approaches" and completed in 2008, the author conjectured that the inequality $q^k < n$ holds for an odd perfect number $N$ given in the Eulerian form $N = {q^k}{n^2}$. In this paper, the author's original approach is re-set in a more rigorous framework, thereby revealing additional information about the structure of an odd perfect number. In particular, we give some sufficient conditions for Sorli's Conjecture that $k = ord_{q}(N) = 1$ to be true.

  17. Evaluation of a catalytic reduction technique for the measurement of total reactive odd-nitrogen NOy in the atmosphere

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    Fahey, D. W.; Eubank, C. S.; Hubler, C. S.; Fehsenfeld, F. C.

    1985-01-01

    The suitability of a technique for the measurement of total reactive odd-nitrogen NOy-containing species in the atmosphere has been examined. In the technique, an NOy component species, which may include NO, NO2, NO3, HNO3, peroxyacetyl nitrate, and particulate nitrate, are catalytically reduced by CO to form NO molecules on the surface of a metal converter tube, and the NO product is detected by chemiluminescence produced in reaction with O3. Among the catalysts tested in the temperature range of 25-500 C, Au was the preferred catalyst. The results of laboratory tests investigating the effects of pressure, O3, and H2O on NOy conversion, and the possible sources of interference, have shown that the technique is suitable for atmospheric analyses. The results of a test in ambient air at a remote ground-based field site are included.

  18. Low energy E0 transitions in odd-mass nuclei of the neutron deficient 180

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    Zganjar, E.F.; Kortelahti, M.O.; Wood, J.L.; Papanicolopulos, C.D.

    1987-12-10

    The region of neutron-deficient nuclei near Z = 82 and N = 104 provides the most extensive example of low-energy shape coexistence anywhere on the mass surface. It is shown that E0 and E0 admixed transitions may be used as a fingerprint to identify shape coexistence in odd-mass nuclei. It is also shwon that all the known cases where equally low-lying O/sup +/ states occur in neighboring even-even nuclei. A discussion of these and other relevant data as well as suggestions for new studies which may help to clarify, and more importantly, quantify the connection between E0 transitions and shape coexistence are presented.

  19. Appendix A. A discussion of interpreting odds ratios of the extended continuation ratio The effects of the variables in a probability model, such as the extended continuation

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    Appendices Appendix A. A discussion of interpreting odds ratios of the extended continuation ratio) model (Eq. 1), are most easily interpreted using odds ratios (Armstrong and Sloan 1989, Fahrmeir constant, we can derive the odds ratio i: i = odds{Y = j|Y j, X1, X2, . . . , Xi + di, . . . , Xn} odds

  20. ETR BUILDING, TRA642, INTERIOR. BASEMENT. CUBICLE SHOWN IN ID33G101, ANOTHER ...

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    ETR BUILDING, TRA-642, INTERIOR. BASEMENT. CUBICLE SHOWN IN ID-33-G-101, ANOTHER VIEW. PERSONNEL DOORWAY INTO CHAMBER IDENTIFIES SODIUM HAZARD AND POSSIBILITY OF INERT GAS. LIQUID SODIUM COOLANT WAS USED IN A SPECIAL ETR LOOP ADAPTED FOR IT IN 1972. INL NEGATIVE NO. HD24-3-2. Mike Crane, Photographer, 11/2000 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Reactor Area, Materials & Engineering Test Reactors, Scoville, Butte County, ID

  1. The propagation of waves in Einstein's unified field theory as shown by two exact solutions

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    Salvatore Antoci

    2009-09-29

    The propagation of waves in two space dimensions exhibited by two exact solutions to the field equations of Einstein's unified field theory is investigated under the assumption that the metric s_{ik} is the one already chosen by Kursunoglu and by H\\'ely in the years 1952-1954. It is shown that, for both exact solutions, with this choice of the metric the propagation of the waves occurs in the wave zone with the fundamental velocity (ds^2=0).

  2. Ellipticity of odd-even harmonics from oriented asymmetric molecules in strong linearly polarized laser fields

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    Yu, Shujuan; Zhang, Bing; Li, Yanpeng; Yang, Shiping; Chen, Yanjun

    2014-11-01

    We investigate the polarization of odd versus even high-order-harmonic generation (HHG) from oriented asymmetric molecules exposed to a strong and linearly polarized laser field. Our numerical simulations show that the properties of polarization of harmonics at diverse orientation angles differ significantly from each other. In particular, odd and even harmonics show different angle dependences of ellipticity. Our analyses reveal that the interplay of intramolecular interference and the contributions of different HHG routes plays an important role in the ellipticity of odd-even harmonics. In addition, the excited states also have nontrivial influence on this ellipticity. While the minimum arising from two-center interference is not easy to identify in the odd-even HHG spectra of asymmetric molecules, we show that the ellipticity of harmonics can be used as a sensitive tool to probe the position of the minimum, which is important in asymmetric molecular orbital imaging.

  3. Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term Pain

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    ... nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_152910.html Shingles Vaccine Appears to Cut Odds of Long-Term ... 4, 2015 TBD, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even when shingles vaccination does not prevent the disease, it reduces ...

  4. A model for phonon coupling contributions to electromagnetic moments of odd spherical nuclei

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    Saperstein, E. E.; Kamerdzhiev, S.; Krewald, S.; Speth, J.; Tolokonnikov, S. V.

    2013-08-01

    Within the Theory of Finite Fermi Systems (TFFS), a model is developed to describe Phonon Coupling (PC) effects in odd magic and semi-magic nuclei. It is based on the perturbation theory in g^2_L , where gL is the vertex of the L-phonon creation. Among all g^2_L diagrams the set is separated which depends significantly on the nucleus under consideration and the state ? of the odd nucleon. An ansatz is proposed to take into account the phonon tadpole diagram which ensures the total angular-momentum conservation. Calculations are carried out for three odd-proton chains, the odd Tl, In and Sb ones. Different PC corrections strongly cancel each other. In the result, the total PC correction to magnetic moments in magic nuclei is, as a rule, negligible. In the non-magic nuclei considered it is noticeable and improves the agreement with data.

  5. A method to remove odd harmonic interferences in square wave reference digital lock-in amplifier.

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    Li, Gang; Zhang, Shengzhao; Zhou, Mei; Li, Yongcheng; Lin, Ling

    2013-02-01

    Digital lock-in amplifier using square wave reference is much easier to be implemented compared to digital lock-in amplifier using sinusoidal wave reference. However, because of the odd harmonics containing in the square wave reference, the interferences at the odd harmonics of the reference cannot be removed with conventional algorithm. A new square wave digital lock-in algorithm is presented in this paper. It cannot only be capable of removing the interferences of the odd harmonics in the signal, but also can detect the amplitudes and the phases of the interferences. The real and imaginary parts of the frequency component of interest and those of the odd harmonic interferences are calculated simultaneously. The results of simulation experiments show the feasibility of the proposed algorithm. The algorithm is computationally efficient and thus suitable for weak signal detection implemented in the general microprocessor. PMID:23464259

  6. Changing the Odds A North Carolina family's search to help those with TBI

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    ... Home Current Issue Past Issues Cover Story: Traumatic Brain Injury Changing the Odds A North Carolina family's search ... and families get discharged from outpatient therapy and rehabilitation facilities with no idea what to do next— ...

  7. The odd-even effect in multiplication: parity rule or familiarity with even numbers?

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    Lochy, A; Seron, X; Delazer, M; Butterworth, B

    2000-04-01

    This study questions the evidence that a parity rule is used during the verification of multiplication. Previous studies reported that products are rejected faster when they violate the expected parity, which was attributed to the use of a rule (Krueger, 1986; Lemaire & Fayol, 1995). This experiment tested an alternative explanation of this effect: the familiarity hypothesis. Fifty subjects participated in a verification task with contrasting types of problems (even x even, odd x odd, mixed). Some aspects of our results constitute evidence against the use of the parity rule: False even answers were rejected slowly, even when the two operands were odd. We suggest that the odd-even effect in verification of multiplication could not be due to the use of the parity rule, but rather to a familiarity with even numbers (three quarters of products are indeed even). PMID:10881553

  8. Properties of Nuclear Levels in a Number of Odd-A Nuclei (151<=A<=191)

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    B. Harmatz; T. H. Handley; J. W. Mihelich

    1962-01-01

    In order to obtain more evidence on the systematic behavior of nuclear energy levels in the deformed region, a number of neutron-deficient odd-mass activities were studied with internal conversion electron spectrographs. Some scintillation counter measurements were made. Level schemes are postulated for decays leading to the following odd-neutron nuclei: Pm151 --> Sm151, Tb151 --> Gd151, Tb153 --> Gd153, Tb155 -->

  9. The mean number of steps in the Euclidean algorithm with odd partial quotients

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    A. V. Ustinov

    2010-01-01

    The length of the continued-fraction expansion of a rational number with odd partial quotients is expressed via the Gauss-Kuz’min\\u000a statistics for the classical continued fraction. This has made it possible to prove asymptotic formulas, similar to those\\u000a already known for the classical Euclidean algorithm, for the mean length of the Euclidean algorithm with odd partial quotients.

  10. Using the Logarithm of Odds to Define a Vector Space on Probabilistic Atlases

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    Pohl, Kilian M.; Fisher, John; Bouix, Sylvain; Shenton, Martha; McCarley, Robert W.; Grimson, W. Eric L.; Kikinis, Ron; Wells, William M.

    2007-01-01

    The Logarithm of the Odds ratio (LogOdds) is frequently used in areas such as artificial neural networks, economics, and biology, as an alternative representation of probabilities. Here, we use LogOdds to place probabilistic atlases in a linear vector space. This representation has several useful properties for medical imaging. For example, it not only encodes the shape of multiple anatomical structures but also captures some information concerning uncertainty. We demonstrate that the resulting vector space operations of addition and scalar multiplication have natural probabilistic interpretations. We discuss several examples for placing label maps into the space of LogOdds. First, we relate signed distance maps, a widely used implicit shape representation, to LogOdds and compare it to an alternative that is based on smoothing by spatial Gaussians. We find that the LogOdds approach better preserves shapes in a complex multiple object setting. In the second example, we capture the uncertainty of boundary locations by mapping multiple label maps of the same object into the LogOdds space. Third, we define a framework for non-convex interpolations among atlases that capture different time points in the aging process of a population. We evaluate the accuracy of our representation by generating a deformable shape atlas that captures the variations of anatomical shapes across a population. The deformable atlas is the result of a principal component analysis within the LogOdds space. This atlas is integrated into an existing segmentation approach for MR images. We compare the performance of the resulting implementation in segmenting 20 test cases to a similar approach that uses a more standard shape model that is based on signed distance maps. On this data set, the Bayesian classification model with our new representation outperformed the other approaches in segmenting subcortical structures. PMID:17698403

  11. Efficient odd straight medium chain free fatty acid production by metabolically engineered Escherichia coli.

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    Wu, Hui; San, Ka-Yiu

    2014-11-01

    Free fatty acids (FFAs) can be used as precursors for the production of biofuels or chemicals. Different composition of FFAs will be useful for further modification of the biofuel/biochemical quality. Microbial biosynthesis of even chain FFAs can be achieved by introducing an acyl-acyl carrier protein thioesterase gene into E. coli. In this study, odd straight medium chain FFAs production was investigated by using metabolic engineered E. coli carrying acyl-ACP thioesterase (TE, Ricinus communis), propionyl-CoA synthase (Salmonella enterica), and ?-ketoacyl-acyl carrier protein synthase III (four different sources) with supplement of extracellular propionate. By using these metabolically engineered E. coli, significant quantity of C13 and C15 odd straight-chain FFAs could be produced from glucose and propionate. The highest concentration of total odd straight chain FFAs attained was 1205?mg/L by the strain HWK201 (pXZ18, pBHE2), and 85% of the odd straight chain FFAs was C15. However, the highest percentage of odd straight chain FFAs was achieved by the strain HWK201 (pXZ18, pBHE3) of 83.2% at 48?h. This strategy was also applied successfully in strains carrying different TE, such as the medium length acyl-ACP thioesterase gene from Umbellularia californica. C11 and C13 became the major odd straight-chain FFAs. PMID:24889416

  12. Implications of the Little Higgs Dark Matter and T-odd fermions

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    Chen, Chuan-Ren; Lee, Ming-Che; Tsai, Ho-Chin

    2014-06-01

    We study the phenomenology of dark matter in the Littlest Higgs model with T-parity after the discovery of Higgs boson. We analyze the relic abundance of dark matter, focusing on the effects of coannihilaitons with T-odd fermions. After determining the parameter space that predicts the correct relic abundance measured by WMAP and Planck collaborations, we evaluate the elastic scattering cross section between dark matter and nucleon. In comparison with experimental results, we find that the lower mass of dark matter is constrained mildly by LUX 2013 while the future XENON experiment has potential to explore most of the parameter space for both T-odd lepton and T-odd quark coannihilation scenarios. We also study the collider signatures of T-odd fermion pair production at the LHC. Even though the production cross sections are large, it turns out very challenging to search for these T-odd fermions directly at the collider because the visible charged leptons or jets are very soft. Furthermore, we show that, with an extra hard jet radiated out from the initial state, the T-odd quark pair production can contribute significantly to mono-jet plus missing energy search at the LHC.

  13. Constraints on CP-Odd Gauge-Higgs Operators

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    Dwivedi, Siddharth; Mukhopadhyaya, Biswarup; Shivaji, Ambresh

    2015-01-01

    We consider the most general set of $SU(2) \\times U(1)$ invariant CP-violating operators of dimension six, which contribute to $VVh$ interactions ($V = W, Z, \\gamma$). Our aim is to constrain any CP-violating new physics above the electroweak scale via the effective couplings that arise when such physics is integrated out. For this purpose, we use, in turn, electroweak precision data, global fits of Higgs data at the Large Hadron Collider and the electric dipole moments of the neutron and the electron. We thus impose constraints mainly on two parameter and three parameter spaces. We find that the constraints from the electroweak precision data are the weakest. The contributions to electric dipole moments mostly lead to the strongest constraints, though somewhat fine-tuned combinations of more than one parameters with large magnitudes are allowed. As for the LHC data, the diphoton channel for the Higgs is by far the strongest limitor of those operators that contribute to it. However, there can be non-trivial c...

  14. Factors associated with young children's self-perceived physical competence and self-reported physical activity

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    A.-C. Sollerhed; E. Apitzsch; L. Rastam; G. Ejlertsson

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with self-reported physical activity (PA), self-perceived physical fitness and compe- tence in physical education (PE) among young children. The study included physical tests, anthropometric measures and a questionnaire. The study group comprised 206 children (114 boys and 92 girls, aged 8-12 years). Positive Odds Ratio was used in the logistic

  15. Searching for P- and CP- odd effects in heavy ion collisions

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    Xumeu Planells

    2014-11-12

    In this thesis we study the possibility that QCD breaks parity at high temperatures and densities, a scenario that may be tested in heavy ion collisions. Analytical studies with effective models suggest that QCD may break parity in dense systems. Besides, P- and CP- odd bubbles may appear in a finite volume due to local large topological fluctuations in a hot medium. The last effect may be treated in a quasi-equilibrium description by means of a non-trivial axial chemical potential. We consider the 'two flavour' Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model in the presence of a vector and an axial external chemical potentials and study the phase structure of the model at zero temperature. These magnitudes could trigger a phase where parity could be broken in QCD. Analogies and differences with the expected behaviour in QCD are discussed besides the limitations of the model. We also consider the low energy realization of QCD in terms of mesons when an axial chemical potential is present. The eigenstates of strong interactions do not have a definite parity and interactions that would otherwise be forbidden compete with the familiar ones. We focus on scalars and pseudoscalars that are described by a generalized linear sigma model. Finally, we investigate how local parity breaking may affect vector physics. A modified dispersion relation is derived for the lightest vector mesons rho and omega. This effect predicts a natural overproduction of lepton pairs in the vicinity of the rho-omega resonance peak as well as a polarization asymmetry around this peak. The dilepton excess seems relevant to explain the anomalous dielectron yield quoted by PHENIX/STAR. We present a detailed analysis of the angular distribution associated to the lepton pairs created from these mesons searching for polarization dependencies. Two angular variables are found to carry the main information related to the parity-breaking effect.

  16. Kinetics of Kupffer cells as shown by parabiosis and combined autoradiographic/immunohistochemical analysis.

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    Wacker, H H; Radzun, H J; Parwaresch, M R

    1986-01-01

    Leucocytes from syngeneic rats were labeled with tritiated thymidine and donor and recipient rats were connected by a bilateral arteriovenous shunt. Based on the time-dependent label index and labeling intensity, it was concluded that Kupffer cells, the resident macrophages of the liver, have a half-life of 12.4 days and originate from monocytes undergoing one mitosis within 8.4 days after immigration into the liver. The labeled cells were easily identified as Kupffer cells by their selective immunoreactivity with the monoclonal antibody Ki-M2R which is specific for phagocytosing macrophages in the rat. The applicability of combined autoradiography/immunohistochemistry for the identification of other poorly defined macrophage subpopulations is shown. PMID:2873680

  17. The development of hurricane Inez, 1966, as shown by satellite nighttime radiometric and daytime television coverage

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    Allison, L. J.

    1972-01-01

    A complete documentation of Numbus 2 High Resolution infrared Radiometer data and ESSA-1 and 3 television photographs is presented for the life-time of Hurricane Inez, 1966. Ten computer produced radiation charts were analyzed in order to delineate the three dimensional cloud structure during the formative, mature and dissipating stages of this tropical cyclone. Time sections were drawn throughout the storm's life cycle to relate the warm core development and upper level outflow of the storm with their respective cloud canopies, as shown by the radiation data. Aerial reconnaissance weather reports, radar photographs and conventional weather analyses were used to complement the satellite data. A computer program was utilized to accept Nimbus 2 HRIR equivalent blackbody temperatures within historical maximum and minimum sea surface temperature limits over the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

  18. Organic solute changes with acidification in Lake Skjervatjern as shown by 1H-NMR spectroscopy

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    Malcolm, R.L.; Hayes, T.

    1994-01-01

    1H-NMR spectroscopy has been found to be a useful tool to establish possible real differences and trends between all natural organic solute fractions (fulvic acids, humic acids, and XAD-4 acids) after acid-rain additions to the Lake Skjervatjern watershed. The proton NMR technique used in this study determined the spectral distribution of nonexchangeable protons among four peaks (aliphatic protons; aliphatic protons on carbon ?? or attached to electronegative groups; protons on carbons attached to O or N heteroatoms; and aromatic protons). Differences of 10% or more in the respective peak areas were considered to represent a real difference. After one year of acidification, fulvic acids decreased 13% (relative) in Peak 3 protons on carbon attached to N and O heteratoms and exhibited a decrease in aromatic protons between 27% and 31%. Humic acids also exhibited an 11% relative decrease in aromatic protons as a result of acidification. After one year of acidification, real changes were shown in three of the four proton assignments in XAD-4 acids. Peak 1 aliphatic protons increased by 14% (relative), Peak 3 protons on carbons attached to O and N heteroatoms decreased by 13% (relative), and aromatic protons (Peak 4) decreased by 35% (relative). Upon acidification, there was a trend in all solutes for aromatic protons to decrease and aliphatic protons to increase. The natural variation in organic solutes as shown in the Control Side B of the lake from 1990 to 1991 is perhaps a small limitation to the same data interpretations of acid rain changes at the Lake Skjervatjern site, but the proton NMR technique shows great promise as an independent scientific tool to detect and support other chemical techniques in establishing organic solute changes with different treatments (i.e., additions of acid rain).

  19. Consistency and universality in odd and even dimensional space-time QFT perturbative calculations

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    Battistel, O. A.; Dallabona, G.

    2014-05-01

    The questions related to the consistent interpretation of QFT perturbative amplitudes are considered in light of a novel procedure, alternative to the traditional ones based on regularization prescriptions. A detailed discussion about the aspects associated to the space-time dimension is performed. For this purpose, it is considered a simple model having a fermionic vector current, coupled to a vector field, as well as a fermionic scalar current, coupled to a scalar field, both of them composed by different species of massive fermions. The referred currents are related in a precise way, which is reflected in the Ward identities for the perturbative physical amplitudes. The double vector two-point fermionic function, related to the vacuum polarization tensor of QED, as well as the amplitudes related to such quantity through relations among Green functions are explicit evaluated in space-time dimensions d = 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. In the adopted procedure the perturbative amplitudes are not modified in intermediary steps of the calculations, as occurs in regularization procedures. Divergent Feynman integrals are not really solved. They appear only in standard objects, conveniently defined, where no physical parameter is present. Only very general properties for such quantities are assumed. For the finite parts, a set of functions is introduced which allows universal forms for the results. We show that scale independent, ambiguity free amplitudes are automatically obtained in a regularization independent way. As a consequence, interesting and, in certain way, surprising aspects are revealed in a clear and transparent way when the Ward identities and low-energy limits are verified for the simple amplitudes considered in the presently reported investigation. The obtained results suggest that the procedure can be considered as an advantageous tool to handle with the problem of divergences in perturbative solutions of QFT's, relative to the traditional regularization techniques, since the obtained results are so consistent as desirable and there are no limitations of applicability. In particular, the method can be applied in odd and even space-time dimensions having extra dimensions, which is not possible within the context of traditional regularization.

  20. The physical therapy prescription.

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    Onks, Cayce A; Wawrzyniak, John

    2014-07-01

    Physical therapy was first noted in the time of Hippocrates. The physical therapy visit includes a complete history, physical examination, and development of a treatment plan. Health care providers usually initiate a referral based on physical examination, symptoms, or a specific diagnosis. Physical therapy has been shown to be particularly helpful for musculoskeletal ailments, and has a growing body of evidence for use. PMID:24994057

  1. Solar type II radio bursts associated with CME expansions as shown by EUV waves

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    Cunha-Silva, R. D.; Fernandes, F. C. R.; Selhorst, C. L.

    2015-06-01

    Aims: We investigate the physical conditions of the sources of two metric type II bursts associated with coronal mass ejection (CME) expansions with the aim of verifying the relationship between the shocks and the CMEs by comparing the heights of the radio sources and of the extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) waves associated with the CMEs. Methods: The heights of the EUV waves associated with the events were determined in relation to the wave fronts. The heights of the shocks were estimated by applying two different density models to the frequencies of the type II emissions and compared with the heights of the EUV waves. For the event on 13 June 2010 that included band-splitting, the shock speed was estimated from the frequency drifts of the upper and lower frequency branches of the harmonic lane, taking into account the H/F frequency ratio fH/fF = 2. Exponential fits on the intensity maxima of the frequency branches were more consistent with the morphology of the spectrum of this event. For the event on 6 June 2012 that did not include band-splitting and showed a clear fundamental lane on the spectrum, the shock speed was directly estimated from the frequency drift of the fundamental emission, determined by linear fit on the intensity maxima of the lane. For each event, the most appropriate density model was adopted to estimate the physical parameters of the radio source. Results: The event on 13 June 2010 had a shock speed of 590-810 km s-1, consistent with the average speed of the EUV wave fronts of 610 km s-1. The event on 6 June 2012 had a shock speed of 250-550 km s-1, also consistent with the average speed of the EUV wave fronts of 420 km s-1. For both events, the heights of the EUV wave revealed to be compatible with the heights of the radio source, assuming a radial propagation of the type-II-emitting shock segment.

  2. Anger and Irritability Symptoms among Youth with ODD: Cross-Informant Versus Source-Exclusive Syndromes

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    Drabick, Deborah A. G.

    2013-01-01

    We examined differences in co-occurring psychological symptoms and background characteristics among clinically referred youth with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) with and without anger/irritability symptoms (AIS) according to either parent or teacher (source-exclusive) and both informants (cross-informant), youth with noncompliant symptoms (NS) of ODD, and non-ODD clinic controls. Parents and teachers evaluated 1127 youth (ages 6–18) with a DSM-IV-referenced rating scale to assess ODD and co-occurring psychological symptoms. Parents also completed a background questionnaire (demographic, developmental, treatment, relationship, and academic characteristics) and teachers rated school functioning. Source-exclusive AIS groups were associated with different clinical features, and there was some evidence that cross-informant youth had more mental health concerns than source-exclusive groups. Findings varied to some extent among older (12–18 years) versus younger (6–11 years) youth. In general, the NS group (youth without AIS) was the most similar to clinic controls. AIS and NS are likely candidates for component phenotypes in ODD and continued research into their pathogenesis may have important implications for nosology, etiology, and intervention. PMID:22581374

  3. [Odd- and branched-chain fatty acids in milk fat--characteristic and health properties].

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    Adamska, Agata; Rutkowska, Jaros?awa

    2014-01-01

    This review analyzes the current state of knowledge on odd- and branched-chain fatty acids present in milk fat. Special attention is devoted to the characteristic, synthesis in ruminants, factors affecting their content in milk fat and pro-health properties of these compounds. The group of odd- and branched-chain fatty acids includes mainly saturated fatty acids with one or more methyl branches in the iso or anteiso position. These fatty acids are largely derived from ruminal bacteria and they have been transferred to ruminant tissue (milk and meat). For that reason they have been used as biomarkers of rumen fermentation. Odd- and branched-chain fatty acids are exogenous products for humans, and therefore have specific properties. The results of research from recent decades show that odd- and branched-chain fatty acids have anti-cancer activity. Branched-chain fatty acids may reduce the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis. Additionally, these compounds have a beneficial effect on proper tissue function and on functioning and development of the infant gut, whereas odd-chain fatty acids are considered as biomarkers of milk fat intake by humans. So far, not all the mechanisms of activity of these compounds are known thoroughly. They should be more carefully studied for application of their biological effects in prevention and treatment. PMID:25228507

  4. T-odd quarks at the large hadron collider: 2010-2012

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    Perelstein, Maxim; Shao, Jing

    2011-10-01

    We study the potential of the current Large Hadron Collider (LHC) 7 TeV run to search for heavy, colored vector-like fermions, which are assumed to carry a conserved Z2 quantum number forcing them to be pair-produced. Each fermion is assumed to decay directly into a Standard Model quark and an invisible stable particle. T-odd quarks and the lightest T-odd particle (LTP) of the Littlest Higgs model with T-parity provide an example of this setup. We estimate the bounds based on the published CMS search for events with jets and missing transverse energy in the 35 pb data set collected in the 2010 run. We find that T-odd quark masses below about 450 GeV are ruled out for the LTP mass about 100 GeV. This bound is somewhat stronger than the published Tevatron constraint. We also estimate the reach with higher integrated luminosities expected in the 2011-2012 run. If no deviation from the SM is observed, we expect that a bound on the T-odd quark mass of about 650 GeV, for the LTP mass of 300 GeV and below, can be achieved with 1 fb of data. We comment on the possibility of using initial-state radiation jets to constrain the region with nearly-degenerate T-odd quark and LTP.

  5. Solar type II radio bursts associated with CME expansions as shown by EUV waves

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    Cunha-Silva, R D; Selhorst, C L

    2015-01-01

    We investigate the physical conditions of the sources of two metric Type-II bursts associated with CME expansions with the aim of verifying the relationship between the shocks and the CMEs, comparing the heights of the radio sources and the heights of the EUV waves associated with the CMEs. The heights of the EUV waves associated with the events were determined in relation to the wave fronts. The heights of the shocks were estimated by applying two different density models to the frequencies of the Type-II emissions and compared with the heights of the EUV waves. For the 13 June 2010 event, with band-splitting, the shock speed was estimated from the frequency drifts of the upper and lower branches of the harmonic lane, taking into account the H/F frequency ratio fH/fF = 2. Exponential fits on the intensity maxima of the branches revealed to be more consistent with the morphology of the spectrum of this event. For the 6 June 2012 event, with no band-splitting and with a clear fundamental lane on the spectrum, ...

  6. Atmospheric changes through 2012 as shown by iteratively homogenized radiosonde temperature and wind data (IUKv2)

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    Sherwood, Steven C.; Nishant, Nidhi

    2015-05-01

    We present an updated version of the radiosonde dataset homogenized by Iterative Universal Kriging (IUKv2), now extended through February 2013, following the method used in the original version (Sherwood et al 2008 Robust tropospheric warming revealed by iteratively homogenized radiosonde data J. Clim. 21 5336–52). This method, in effect, performs a multiple linear regression of the data onto a structural model that includes both natural variability, trends, and time-changing instrument biases, thereby avoiding estimation biases inherent in traditional homogenization methods. One modification now enables homogenized winds to be provided for the first time. This, and several other small modifications made to the original method sometimes affect results at individual stations, but do not strongly affect broad-scale temperature trends. Temperature trends in the updated data show three noteworthy features. First, tropical warming is equally strong over both the 1959–2012 and 1979–2012 periods, increasing smoothly and almost moist-adiabatically from the surface (where it is roughly 0.14 K/decade) to 300 hPa (where it is about 0.25 K/decade over both periods), a pattern very close to that in climate model predictions. This contradicts suggestions that atmospheric warming has slowed in recent decades or that it has not kept up with that at the surface. Second, as shown in previous studies, tropospheric warming does not reach quite as high in the tropics and subtropics as predicted in typical models. Third, cooling has slackened in the stratosphere such that linear trends since 1979 are about half as strong as reported earlier for shorter periods. Wind trends over the period 1979–2012 confirm a strengthening, lifting and poleward shift of both subtropical westerly jets; the Northern one shows more displacement and the southern more intensification, but these details appear sensitive to the time period analysed. There is also a trend toward more easterly winds in the middle and upper troposphere of the deep tropics.

  7. Mutational robustness of 16S ribosomal RNA, shown by experimental horizontal gene transfer in Escherichia coli.

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    Kitahara, Kei; Yasutake, Yoshiaki; Miyazaki, Kentaro

    2012-11-20

    The bacterial ribosome consists of three rRNA molecules and 57 proteins and plays a crucial role in translating mRNA-encoded information into proteins. Because of the ribosome's structural and mechanistic complexity, it is believed that each ribosomal component coevolves to maintain its function. Unlike 5S rRNA, 16S and 23S rRNAs appear to lack mutational robustness, because they form the structural core of the ribosome. However, using Escherichia coli ?7 (null mutant of operons) as a host, we have recently shown that an active hybrid ribosome whose 16S rRNA has been specifically substituted with that from non-E. coli bacteria can be reconstituted in vivo. To investigate the mutational robustness of 16S rRNA and the structural basis for its functionality, we used a metagenomic approach to screen for 16S rRNA genes that complement the growth of E. coli ?7. Various functional genes were obtained from the Gammaproteobacteria and Betaproteobacteria lineages. Despite the large sequence diversity (80.9-99.0% identity with E. coli 16S rRNA) of the functional 16S rRNA molecules, the doubling times (DTs) of each mutant increased only modestly with decreasing sequence identity (average increase in DT, 4.6 s per mutation). The three-dimensional structure of the 30S ribosome showed that at least 40.7% (628/1,542) of the nucleotides were variable, even at ribosomal protein-binding sites, provided that the secondary structures were properly conserved. Our results clearly demonstrate that 16S rRNA functionality largely depends on the secondary structure but not on the sequence itself. PMID:23112186

  8. 3D Viewing: Odd Perception - Illusion? reality? or both?

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    Kisimoto, K.; Iizasa, K.

    2008-12-01

    We live in the three dimensional space, don't we? It could be at least four dimensions, but that is another story. In either way our perceptual capability of 3D-Viewing is constrained by our 2D-perception (our intrinsic tools of perception). I carried out a few visual experiments using topographic data to show our intrinsic (or biological) disability (or shortcoming) in 3D-recognition of our world. Results of the experiments suggest: (1) 3D-surface model displayed on a 2D-computer screen (or paper) always has two interpretations of the 3D- surface geometry, if we choose one of the interpretation (in other word, if we are hooked by one perception of the two), we maintain its perception even if the 3D-model changes its viewing perspective in time shown on the screen, (2) more interesting is that 3D-real solid object (e.g.,made of clay) also gives above mentioned two interpretations of the geometry of the object, if we observe the object with one-eye. Most famous example of this viewing illusion is exemplified by a magician, who died in 2007, Jerry Andrus who made a super-cool paper crafted dragon which causes visual illusion to one-eyed viewer. I, by the experiments, confirmed this phenomenon in another perceptually persuasive (deceptive?) way. My conclusion is that this illusion is intrinsic, i.e. reality for human, because, even if we live in 3D-space, our perceptional tool (eyes) is composed of 2D sensors whose information is reconstructed or processed to 3D by our experience-based brain. So, (3) when we observe the 3D-surface-model on the computer screen, we are always one eye short even if we use both eyes. One last suggestion from my experiments is that recent highly sophisticated 3D- models might include too many information that human perceptions cannot handle properly, i.e. we might not be understanding the 3D world (geospace) at all, just illusioned.

  9. Non-proportional odds multivariate logistic regression of ordinal family data.

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    Zaloumis, Sophie G; Scurrah, Katrina J; Harrap, Stephen B; Ellis, Justine A; Gurrin, Lyle C

    2015-03-01

    Methods to examine whether genetic and/or environmental sources can account for the residual variation in ordinal family data usually assume proportional odds. However, standard software to fit the non-proportional odds model to ordinal family data is limited because the correlation structure of family data is more complex than for other types of clustered data. To perform these analyses we propose the non-proportional odds multivariate logistic regression model and take a simulation-based approach to model fitting using Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, such as partially collapsed Gibbs sampling and the Metropolis algorithm. We applied the proposed methodology to male pattern baldness data from the Victorian Family Heart Study. PMID:25287055

  10. SU(6) quadrupole phonon model for even and odd nuclei and the SU(3) limit

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    Paar, V.; Brant, S.; Canto, L. F.; Leander, G.; Vouk, M.

    1982-04-01

    Analogous to the equivalence between the SU(6) quadrupole-phonon model (TQM) and the interacting boson model (IBM), the equivalence is pointed out for odd systems between the SU(6) particle quadrupole-phonon coupling model (PTQM) and the interacting boson-fermion model (IBFM). PTQM is formulated starting from the Dyson representation for the odd system. Different aspects of the SU(3) limit of TQM and PTQM are studied; the quadrupole-phonon block structure of rotational bands in even and odd nuclei and analytic expressions based on the coherent state; signature effects generated in PTQM; electromagnetic properties and correction factors for PTQM; overlaps of the PTQM analogs of Nilsson states with Coriolis-coupled Nilsson states and the relation to the rotational model representation.

  11. Divisibility of class numbers of imaginary quadratic function fields by a fixed odd number

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    Banerjee, Pradipto

    2011-01-01

    In this paper we find a new lower bound on the number of imaginary quadratic extensions of the function field $\\mathbb{F}_{q}(x)$ whose class groups have elements of a fixed odd order. More precisely, for $q$, a power of an odd prime, and $g$ a fixed odd positive integer $\\ge 3$, we show that for every $\\epsilon >0$, there are $\\gg q^{L(1/2+\\frac{3}{2(g+1)}-\\epsilon)}$ polynomials $f \\in \\mathbb{F}_{q}[x]$ with $\\deg f=L$, for which the class group of the quadratic extension $\\mathbb{F}_{q}(x, \\sqrt{f})$ has an element of order $g$. This sharpens the previous lower bound $q^{L(1/2+\\frac{1}{g})}$ of Ram Murty. Our result is a function field analogue to a similar result of Soundararajan for number fields.

  12. Seismic subduction of the Nazca Ridge as shown by the 1996-97 Peru earthquakes

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    Spence, W.; Mendoza, C.; Engdahl, E.R.; Choy, G.L.; Norabuena, E.

    1999-01-01

    By rupturing more than half of the shallow subduction interface of the Nazca Ridge, the great November 12, 1996 Peruvian earthquake contradicts the hypothesis that oceanic ridges subduct aseismically. The mainshock's rupture has a length of about 200 km and has an average slip of about 1.4 m. Its moment is 1.5 x 1028 dyne-cm and the corresponding M(w) is 8.0. The mainshock registered three major episodes of moment release as shown by a finite fault inversion of teleseismically recorded broadband body waves. About 55% of the mainshock's total moment release occurred south of the Nazca Ridge, and the remaining moment release occurred at the southern half of the subduction interface of the Nazca Ridge. The rupture south of the Nazca Ridge was elongated parallel to the ridge axis and extended from a shallow depth to about 65 km depth. Because the axis of the Nazca Ridge is at a high angle to the plate convergence direction, the subducting Nazca Ridge has a large southwards component of motion, 5 cm/yr parallel to the coast. The 900-1200 m relief of the southwards sweeping Nazca Ridge is interpreted to act as a 'rigid indenter,' causing the greatest coupling south of the ridge's leading edge and leading to the large observed slip. The mainshock and aftershock hypocenters were relocated using a new procedure that simultaneously inverts local and teleseismic data. Most aftershocks were within the outline of the Nazca Ridge. A three-month delayed aftershock cluster' occurred at the northern part of the subducting Nazca Ridge. Aftershocks were notably lacking at the zone of greatest moment release, to the south of the Nazca Ridge. However, a lone foreshock at the southern end of this zone, some 140 km downstrike of the mainshock's epicenter, implies that conditions existed for rupture into that zone. The 1996 earthquake ruptured much of the inferred source zone of the M(w) 7.9-8.2 earthquake of 1942, although the latter was a slightly larger earthquake. The rupture zone of the 1996 earthquake is immediately north of the seismic gap left by the great earthquakes (M(w) ~8.8-9.1) of 1868 and 1877. The M(w) 8.0 Antofagasta earthquake of 1995 occurred at the southern end of this great seismic gap. The M(w) 8.2 deep-focus Bolivian earthquake of 1994 occurred directly downdip of the 1868 portion of that gap. The recent occurrence of three significant earthquakes on the periphery of the great seismic gap of the 1868 and 1877 events, among other factors, may signal an increased seismic potential for that zone.

  13. Reduced visual surround suppression in schizophrenia shown by measuring contrast detection thresholds

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    Serrano-Pedraza, Ignacio; Romero-Ferreiro, Verónica; Read, Jenny C. A.; Diéguez-Risco, Teresa; Bagney, Alexandra; Caballero-González, Montserrat; Rodríguez-Torresano, Javier; Rodriguez-Jimenez, Roberto

    2014-01-01

    Visual perception in schizophrenia is attracting a broad interest given the deep knowledge that we have about the visual system in healthy populations. One example is the class of effects known collectively as visual surround suppression. For example, the visibility of a grating located in the visual periphery is impaired by the presence of a surrounding grating of the same spatial frequency and orientation. Previous studies have suggested abnormal visual surround suppression in patients with schizophrenia. Given that schizophrenia patients have cortical alterations including hypofunction of NMDA receptors and reduced concentration of GABA neurotransmitter, which affect lateral inhibitory connections, then they should be relatively better than controls at detecting visual stimuli that are usually suppressed. We tested this hypothesis by measuring contrast detection thresholds using a new stimulus configuration. We tested two groups: 21 schizophrenia patients and 24 healthy subjects. Thresholds were obtained using Bayesian staircases in a four-alternative forced-choice detection task where the target was a grating within a 3? Butterworth window that appeared in one of four possible positions at 5? eccentricity. We compared three conditions, (a) target with no-surround, (b) target embedded within a surrounding grating of 20? diameter and 25% contrast with same spatial frequency and orthogonal orientation, and (c) target embedded within a surrounding grating with parallel (same) orientation. Previous results with healthy populations have shown that contrast thresholds are lower for orthogonal and no-surround (NS) conditions than for parallel surround (PS). The log-ratios between parallel and NS thresholds are used as an index quantifying visual surround suppression. Patients performed poorly compared to controls in the NS and orthogonal-surround conditions. However, they performed as well as controls when the surround was parallel, resulting in significantly lower suppression indices in patients. To examine whether the difference in suppression was driven by the lower NS thresholds for controls, we examined a matched subgroup of controls and patients, selected to have similar thresholds in the NS condition. Patients performed significantly better in the PS condition than controls. This analysis therefore indicates that a PS raised contrast thresholds less in patients than in controls. Our results support the hypothesis that inhibitory connections in early visual cortex are impaired in schizophrenia patients. PMID:25540631

  14. Odd sensation induced by moving-phantom which triggers subconscious motor program.

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    Fukui, Takao; Kimura, Toshitaka; Kadota, Koji; Shimojo, Shinsuke; Gomi, Hiroaki

    2009-01-01

    Our motor actions are sometimes not properly performed despite our having complete understanding of the environmental situation with a suitable action intention. In most cases, insufficient skill for motor control can explain the improper performance. A notable exception is the action of stepping onto a stopped escalator, which causes clumsy movements accompanied by an odd sensation. Previous studies have examined short-term sensorimotor adaptations to treadmills and moving sleds, but the relationship between the odd sensation and behavioral properties in a real stopped-escalator situation has never been examined. Understanding this unique action-perception linkage would help us to assess the brain function connecting automatic motor controls and the conscious awareness of action. Here we directly pose a question: Does the odd sensation emerge because of the unfamiliar motor behavior itself toward the irregular step-height of a stopped escalator or as a consequence of an automatic habitual motor program cued by the escalator itself. We compared the properties of motor behavior toward a stopped escalator (SE) with those toward moving escalator and toward a wooden stairs (WS) that mimicked the stopped escalator, and analyzed the subjective feeling of the odd sensation in the SE and WS conditions. The results show that moving escalator-specific motor actions emerged after participants had stepped onto the stopped escalator despite their full awareness that it was stopped, as if the motor behavior was guided by a "phantom" of a moving escalator. Additionally, statistical analysis reveals that postural forward sway that occurred after the stepping action is directly linked with the odd sensation. The results suggest a dissociation between conscious awareness and subconscious motor control: the former makes us perfectly aware of the current environmental situation, but the latter automatically emerges as a result of highly habituated visual input no matter how unsuitable the motor control is. This dissociation appears to yield an attribution conflict, resulting in the odd sensation. PMID:19492054

  15. T-odd quark-gluon-quark correlation function in the diquark model

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    Zhun Lu; Ivan Schmidt

    2012-09-02

    We study the transverse momentum dependent quark-gluon-quark correlation function. Using a spectator diquark model, we calculate the eight time-reversal-odd interaction-dependent twist-3 quark distributions appearing in the decomposition of the transverse momentum dependent quark-gluon-quark correlator. In order to obtain finite results, we assume a dipole form factor for the nucleon-quark-diquark coupling, instead of a point-like coupling. The results are compared with the time-reversal-odd interaction-independent twist-3 TMDs calculated in the same model.

  16. Stimulus-parity synaesthesia versus stimulus-dichotomy synaesthesia: Odd, even or something else?

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    White, Rebekah C.; Plassart, Anna

    2015-01-01

    In stimulus-parity synaesthesia, a range of stimuli—for example, letters, numbers, weekdays, months, and colours (the inducers)—elicit an automatic feeling of oddness or evenness (the concurrent). This phenomenon was first described by Théodore Flournoy in 1893, and has only recently been “rediscovered.” Here, we describe an individual who experiences a comparable phenomenon, but uses the labels negative and positive rather than odd and even. Stimulus-parity synaesthesia may be broader than first supposed, and it is important that assessments are sensitive to this breadth.

  17. Time-Delayed Feedback Control Design Beyond the Odd Number Limitation

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    Kestutis Pyragas; Viktor Novicenko

    2013-05-07

    We present an algorithm for a time-delayed feedback control design to stabilize periodic orbits with an odd number of positive Floquet exponents in autonomous systems. Due to the so-called odd number theorem such orbits have been considered as uncontrollable by time-delayed feedback methods. However, this theorem has been refuted by a counterexample and recently a corrected version of the theorem has been proved. In our algorithm, the control matrix is designed using a relationship between Floquet multipliers of the systems controlled by time-delayed and proportional feedback. The efficacy of the algorithm is demonstrated with the Lorenz and Chua systems.

  18. Time-odd triaxial relativistic mean field approach for nuclear magnetic moments

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    J. M. Yao; H. Chen; J. Meng

    2006-06-21

    The time-odd triaxial relativistic mean field approach is developed and applied to the investigation of the ground-state properties of light odd-mass nuclei near the double-closed shells. The nuclear magnetic moments including the isoscalar and isovector ones are calculated and good agreement with Schmidt values is obtained. Taking $^{17}$F as an example, the splitting of the single particle levels (around $~0.7$ MeV near the Fermi level), the nuclear current, the core polarizations, and the nuclear magnetic potential, i.e., the spatial part of the vector potential, due to the violation of the time reversal invariance are investigated in detail.

  19. Even-odd effects in Z and N distributions of fragments emitted at intermediate energies

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    Lombardo, I.; Lanzalone, G. [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Via S. Sofia, Catania (Italy); Facolta di Ingegneria ed Architettura, Universita' 'Kore'' di Enna, Enna (Italy); Agodi, C.; Amorini, F.; Anzalone, A.; Han, J.; Maiolino, C. [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Via S. Sofia, Catania (Italy); Auditore, L.; Loria, D.; Trifiro, A.; Trimarchi, M. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Messina and INFN-Gruppo Collegato, Messina (Italy); Berceanu, I. [Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Bucharest (Romania); Cardella, G.; De Filippo, E.; Pagano, A.; Papa, M.; Pirrone, S. [INFN-Sezione di Catania, Via S. Sofia, 95123 Catania (Italy); Cavallaro, S.; Porto, F.; Rizzo, F. [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Via S. Sofia, Catania (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universita di Catania, Via S. Sofia, Catania (Italy)

    2011-08-15

    Even-odd effects in Z and N distributions of light fragments emitted at forward angles in nuclear collisions {sup 40}Ca + {sup 40}Ca, {sup 40}Ca + {sup 48}Ca, and {sup 48}Ca + {sup 48}Ca at 25 MeV/nucleon and identified in charge and mass with the Chimera multidetector have been analyzed. The amplitude of even-odd staggering effects seems to be related to the neutron to proton ratio N/Z of the entrance channels. A qualitative explanation of this effect, taking into account the deexcitation phase of primary excited fragments, is discussed.

  20. Cohomological invariants of odd degree Jordan Mark L. MacDonald

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    of some groups, for example we show that ed(PSp 2n ) = n + 1 for n odd. 1 Introduction The StiefelPGL 2m+1 0, 1, 3, · · · , 2m + 1 2 PSp 2(2m+1) 0, 2, 4, · · · , 2m + 2 3 F 4 0, 3, 5 Here m # 1, and F 406, Theorem 1]. In particular, we find that ed(PSp 2n ) = n + 1 for n # 3 odd, where previously

  1. Cohomological invariants of odd degree Jordan Mark L. MacDonald

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    dimensions of some groups, for example we show that ed(PSp2n) = n + 1 for n odd. 1 Introduction The Stiefel 0, 1, 3, · · · , 2m + 1 2 PSp2(2m+1) 0, 2, 4, · · · , 2m + 2 3 F4 0, 3, 5 Here m 1, and F4 denotes]. In particular, we find that ed(PSp2n) = n + 1 for n 3 odd, where previously the best upper bound was given by 2

  2. Next-to-Leading Order NMSSM Decays with CP-odd Higgs Bosons and Stops

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    Baglio, J; Muhlleitner, M; Walz, K

    2015-01-01

    We compute the full next-to-leading order supersymmetric (SUSY) electroweak (EW) and SUSY-QCD corrections to the decays of CP-odd NMSSM Higgs bosons into stop pairs. In our numerical analysis we also present the decay of the heavier stop into the lighter stop and an NMSSM CP-odd Higgs boson. Both the EW and the SUSY-QCD corrections are found to be significant and have to be taken into account for a proper prediction of the decay widths.

  3. Production of CP-Odd Higgs Bosons with Large Transverse Momentum at Hadron Supercolliders

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    Chung Kao

    1994-04-05

    A two Higgs doublet model is employed to study the production of a CP-odd Higgs boson ($A$) associated with a large transverse momentum jet ($j$) at hadron supercolliders. The cross section of $pp \\to jA+X$ is evaluated with four subprocesses: $gg \\to gA$, $gq \\to qA$, $g\\bar{q} \\to \\bar{q}A$ and $q\\bar{q} \\to gA$. We find that $pp \\to jA+X$ is a significant source of CP-odd Higgs bosons at future hadron supercolliders.

  4. Supporting Text We present here the complete description of the networks shown in Fig. 3C and Fig. 5

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    Hakim, Vincent

    1 Supporting Text We present here the complete description of the networks shown in Fig. 3C and Fig. Results of stochastic simulations of the switches of Fig. 3 A and B are also shown. Examples of switches working implementations of the idea sketched in Fig. 1 . Two examples are shown in Figs. 6 and 7

  5. PHYSICAL PLANT OPERATING POLICY AND PROCEDURE

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    Gelfond, Michael

    /OP will be reviewed in August of each odd numbered year (ONY) by the associate director for business office coordinator will be responsible for: (1) Completing the Auto Collision Information Form (Attachment B). (2 and Safety Record, Department of Risk Management, and Physical Plant Safety Office. d. Superintendent

  6. Odd-frequency superconductivity on quasi-one-dimensional triangular lattice in the Hubbard model

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    Shigeta, K.; Onari, S.; Yada, K.; Tanaka, Y.

    2009-10-01

    We study the superconductivity in the Hubbard model on quasi-one-dimensional triangular lattice using random phase approximation (RPA). We find that odd-frequency spin-singlet p-wave pairing can be realized on isosceles quasi-one-dimensional triangular lattice.

  7. How Much More Likely? The Implications of Odds Ratios for Probabilities

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    Liberman, Akiva M.

    2005-01-01

    Binary outcome data are common in research and evaluation. They are often analyzed using logistic regression, and results of these analyses are often reported in the form of odds ratios (ORs). However, ORs are not directly interpretable in the metric commonly used in policy-relevant discussions, which concerns probabilities. ORs are unfamiliar to…

  8. An Odds Ratio Approach for Assessing Differential Distractor Functioning Effects under the Nominal Response Model

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    Penfield, Randall D.

    2008-01-01

    Investigations of differential distractor functioning (DDF) can provide valuable information concerning the location and possible causes of measurement invariance within a multiple-choice item. In this article, I propose an odds ratio estimator of the DDF effect as modeled under the nominal response model. In addition, I propose a simultaneous…

  9. Gathering an even number of robots in an odd ring without global multiplicity detection

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Gathering an even number of robots in an odd ring without global multiplicity detection Sayaka for an even number of robots in a ring-shaped network that allows symmetric but not periodic configurations as initial configurations, yet uses only local weak multiplicity detection. Robots are assumed

  10. ON LARGE COMPLETE ARCS: ODD CASE M. GIULIETTI, F. PAMBIANCO, F. TORRES, AND E. UGHI

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    Torres, Fernando

    been recently extended by Hirschfeld and Korchm´aros [14] who showed that the third largest size) q - q/4 + 25/16 by Thas [19]. If q is an odd square and large enough, Hirschfeld and Korchm] and Hirschfeld­ Korchm´aros [12], [13]. In fact our results are implicitly contained in their work and this paper

  11. Evaluation of Riemann Zeta function on the Line $\\Re(s) = 1$ and Odd Arguments

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    Arunachalam, Srinivasan

    2011-01-01

    We have looked at the evaluation of the riemann zeta function at odd arguments and have provided a simple formula to approximate the value with exponential convergence. We have compared it with various other formulae present in literature. We have also evaluated an expression for the zeta function on the plane $\\Re(s) = 1$.

  12. Mother-Teacher Agreement on Preschoolers' Symptoms of ODD and CD: Does Context Matter?

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    Strickland, Jennifer; Hopkins, Joyce; Keenan, Kate

    2012-01-01

    The aims of this study were to examine mother-teacher agreement on oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD) symptoms and diagnoses in preschool children; to determine if context is a source of disagreement; and to explore if sex, referral status, and age moderated agreement rates. Participants included 158 male and 139 female…

  13. Partial proportional odds model-an alternate choice for analyzing pedestrian crash injury severities.

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    Sasidharan, Lekshmi; Menéndez, Mónica

    2014-11-01

    The conventional methods for crash injury severity analyses include either treating the severity data as ordered (e.g. ordered logit/probit models) or non-ordered (e.g. multinomial models). The ordered models require the data to meet proportional odds assumption, according to which the predictors can only have the same effect on different levels of the dependent variable, which is often not the case with crash injury severities. On the other hand, non-ordered analyses completely ignore the inherent hierarchical nature of crash injury severities. Therefore, treating the crash severity data as either ordered or non-ordered results in violating some of the key principles. To address these concerns, this paper explores the application of a partial proportional odds (PPO) model to bridge the gap between ordered and non-ordered severity modeling frameworks. The PPO model allows the covariates that meet the proportional odds assumption to affect different crash severity levels with the same magnitude; whereas the covariates that do not meet the proportional odds assumption can have different effects on different severity levels. This study is based on a five-year (2008-2012) national pedestrian safety dataset for Switzerland. A comparison between the application of PPO models, ordered logit models, and multinomial logit models for pedestrian injury severity evaluation is also included here. The study shows that PPO models outperform the other models considered based on different evaluation criteria. Hence, it is a viable method for analyzing pedestrian crash injury severities. PMID:25113015

  14. On the number of prime factors of an odd perfect number

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    Ochem, Pascal

    On the number of prime factors of an odd perfect number Pascal Ochem CNRS, LIRMM, Universit) and (n) denote respectively the total number of prime factors and the number of distinct prime factors the total number of prime factors and the number of dis- tinct prime factors of the integer n. Euler proved

  15. Nematic-isotropic pretransitional behaviour in dimers with odd and even spacer lengths

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    Charles Rosenblatt; Anselm C. Griffin; Uma Hari; Geoffrey R. Luckhurst

    1991-01-01

    Magnetic field induced optical birefringence measurements in the isotropic phase are reported for two members of a series of phenyl benzoate dimers: one having an odd number of methylene units in the spacer and one having an even number. The discontinuity at the nematic-isotropic transition, as determined by the difference between the first order phase transition temperature TNI and the

  16. Optical tomography of photon-added coherent states, even and odd coherent states, and thermal states

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    Korennoy, Ya. A.; Man'ko, V. I. [P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Leninsky prospect 53, 117924 Moscow (Russian Federation)

    2011-05-15

    Explicit expressions for optical tomograms of photon-added coherent states, even and odd photon-added coherent states, and photon-added thermal states are given in terms of Hermite polynomials. Suggestions for experimental homodyne detection of the considered photon states are presented.

  17. CoSMoS simulation experiment reproducibility and the ODD protocol

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    Stepney, Susan

    CoSMoS simulation experiment reproducibility and the ODD protocol Susan Stepney1 1 Department of Computer Science, University of York, UK Abstract. CoSMoS is a defined approach for designing, building components is located in a CoSMoS project's docu- mentation. All the information is present

  18. Energy systematics of low-lying Nilsson levels in odd-mass einsteinium isotopes

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    F. P. Heßberger; S. Antalic; B. Streicher; S. Hofmann; D. Ackermann; B. Kindler; I. Kojouharov; P. Kuusiniemi; M. Leino; B. Lommel; R. Mann; K. Nishio; S. Saro; B. Sulignano

    2005-01-01

    The decay of odd-mass mendelevium isotopes ( A = 247-255) has been studied by means of ?-? spectroscopy. Strong evidence for a small ? branch in the decay of 253Md was found. ? lines in coincidence with ?-decays of 247, 249, 251, 253Md have been observed for the first time. Levels in the einsteinium daughter nuclei were assigned on the

  19. Optical Tomography of Photon-Added Coherent States, Even/Odd Coherent States and Thermal States

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    Ya. A. Korennoy; V. I. Man'ko

    2011-02-05

    Explicit expressions for optical tomograms of the photon-added coherent states, even/odd photon-added coherent states and photon-added thermal states are given in terms of Hermite polynomials. Suggestions for experimental homodyne detection of the considered photon states are presented.

  20. Neutron Dripline in Odd and Even Mass Calcium and Nickel Nuclei

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    Madhubrata Bhattacharya; G. Gangopadhyay

    2005-09-21

    Neutron rich Ca and Ni nuclei have been studied in spherical Relativistic Mean Field formalism in co-ordinate space. A delta interaction has been has been adopted to treat the pairing correlations for the neutrons. Odd nuclei have been treated in the blocking approximation. The effect of the positive energy continuum and the role of pairing in the stability of nuclei have been investigated using the resonant-BCS (rBCS) approach. In Ca isotopes, N=50 is no longer a magic number while in Ni nuclei, a new magic number emerges at N=70. There is a remarkable difference in the relative positions of the drip lines for odd and even isotopes. In Ca isotopes, the last bound even and odd nuclei are found to be $^{72}$Ca and $^{59}$Ca, respectively. In Ni isotopes, the corresponding nuclei are $^{98}$Ni and $^{97}$Ni, respectively. The origin of this difference in relative positions of the dripline in even and odd isotopes in the two chain is traced to the difference in the single particle level structures and consequent modification in the magic numbers in the two elements. Pairing interaction is seen to play a major role. The effect of the width of the resonance states on pairing has also been investigated.

  1. Continuous operation of an odd parity Lorentz Invariance test in electrodynamics using a microwave interferometer

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    M. E. Tobar; E. N. Ivanov; P. L. Stanwix; J.-M. le Floch; J. G. Hartnett

    2008-01-01

    We present results from an odd parity test of Lorentz invariance in electrodynamics, based on a rotating microwave interferometer with permeable material in one arm. The experiment has been operating continuously since September 2007. Results set a limit on the standard model extension (SME) scalar Lorentz violating parameter, kappatr, of -0.8plusmn3.6times10-7.

  2. The numerology of gender: gendered perceptions of even and odd numbers

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    Wilkie, James E. B.; Bodenhausen, Galen V.

    2015-01-01

    Do numbers have gender? Wilkie and Bodenhausen (2012) examined this issue in a series of experiments on perceived gender. They examined the perceived gender of baby faces and foreign names. Arbitrary numbers presented with these faces and names influenced their perceived gender. Specifically, odd numbers connoted masculinity, while even numbers connoted femininity. In two new studies (total N = 315), we further examined the gendering of numbers. The first study examined explicit ratings of 1-digit numbers. We confirmed that odd numbers seemed masculine while even numbers seemed feminine. Although both men and women showed this pattern, it was more pronounced among women. We also examined whether this pattern holds for automatic as well as deliberated reactions. Results of an Implicit Association Test showed that it did, but only among the women. The implicit and explicit patterns of numerical gender ascription were moderately correlated. The second study examined explicit perceptions of 2-digit numbers. Again, women viewed odd numbers as more masculine and less feminine than even numbers. However, men viewed 2-digit numbers as relatively masculine, regardless of whether they were even or odd. These results indicate that women and men impute gender to numbers in different ways and to different extents. We discuss possible implications for understanding how people relate to and are influenced by numbers in a variety of real-life contexts. PMID:26113839

  3. Odd Sensation Induced by Moving-Phantom which Triggers Subconscious Motor Program

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    Takao Fukui; Toshitaka Kimura; Koji Kadota; Shinsuke Shimojo; Hiroaki Gomi; Jan Lauwereyns

    2009-01-01

    Our motor actions are sometimes not properly performed despite our having complete understanding of the environmental situation with a suitable action intention. In most cases, insufficient skill for motor control can explain the improper performance. A notable exception is the action of stepping onto a stopped escalator, which causes clumsy movements accompanied by an odd sensation. Previous studies have examined

  4. Delaware Middle Schools Beating the Odds. Technical Report Number T2010.4

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    Grusenmeyer, Linda; Fifield, Steve; Murphy, Aideen; Nian, Qinghua; Qian, Xiaoyu

    2010-01-01

    The investigation identified Delaware public and charter middle schools across the state which outperformed other Delaware middle schools with similar student demographic profiles. Teachers and administrators at six of these "Beating the Odds" schools and at six comparison middle schools were surveyed regarding their schools characteristics and…

  5. Parent Training for Families of Children with Comorbid ADHD and ODD

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    Danforth, Jeffrey S.

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents the details of a parent training program for families of children with comorbid ADHD/ODD. The goal of the training is to develop specific parenting skills that promote pro-social compliance and decrease disruptive child behavior. There are two parts to the parent training program. First, a theoretical framework of interactions…

  6. Sports forecasting: a comparison of the forecast accuracy of prediction markets, betting odds and tipsters

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    Martin Spann; Bernd Skiera

    2009-01-01

    This article compares the forecast accuracy of different methods, namely prediction markets, tipsters and betting odds, and assesses the ability of prediction markets and tipsters to generate profits systematically in a betting market. We present the results of an empirical study that uses data from 678-837 games of three seasons of the German premier soccer league. Prediction markets and betting

  7. Observation of the Naive-T-Odd Sivers Effect in Deep-Inelastic Scattering

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    Airapetian, A.; Akopov, N.; Akopov, Z.; Aschenauer, E. C.; Augustyniak, W.; Avetissian, A.; Avetisyan, E.; Bacchetta, A.; Ball, B.; Bianchi, N.; Blok, H. P.; Böttcher, H.; Bonomo, C.; Borissov, A.; Bryzgalov, V.; Burns, J.; Capiluppi, M.; Capitani, G. P.; Cisbani, E.; Ciullo, G.; Contalbrigo, M.; Dalpiaz, P. F.; Deconinck, W.; de Leo, R.; de Nardo, L.; de Sanctis, E.; Diefenthaler, M.; di Nezza, P.; Dreschler, J.; Düren, M.; Ehrenfried, M.; Elbakian, G.; Ellinghaus, F.; Elschenbroich, U.; Fabbri, R.; Fantoni, A.; Felawka, L.; Frullani, S.; Gabbert, D.; Gapienko, G.; Gapienko, V.; Garibaldi, F.; Gharibyan, V.; Giordano, F.; Gliske, S.; Hadjidakis, C.; Hartig, M.; Hasch, D.; Hill, G.; Hillenbrand, A.; Hoek, M.; Holler, Y.; Hristova, I.; Imazu, Y.; Ivanilov, A.; Jackson, H. E.; Jo, H. S.; Joosten, S.; Kaiser, R.; Keri, T.; Kinney, E.; Kisselev, A.; Korotkov, V.; Kozlov, V.; Kravchenko, P.; Lagamba, L.; Lamb, R.; Lapikás, L.; Lehmann, I.; Lenisa, P.; Linden-Levy, L. A.; López Ruiz, A.; Lorenzon, W.; Lu, X.-G.; Lu, X.-R.; Ma, B.-Q.; Mahon, D.; Makins, N. C. R.; Manaenkov, S. I.; Manfré, L.; Mao, Y.; Marianski, B.; Martinez de La Ossa, A.; Marukyan, H.; Miller, C. A.; Miyachi, Y.; Movsisyan, A.; Murray, M.; Mussgiller, A.; Nappi, E.; Naryshkin, Y.; Nass, A.; Negodaev, M.; Nowak, W.-D.; Pappalardo, L. L.; Perez-Benito, R.; Reimer, P. E.; Reolon, A. R.; Riedl, C.; Rith, K.; Rosner, G.; Rostomyan, A.; Rubin, J.; Ryckbosch, D.; Salomatin, Y.; Sanftl, F.; Schäfer, A.; Schnell, G.; Schüler, K. P.; Seitz, B.; Shibata, T.-A.; Shutov, V.; Stancari, M.; Statera, M.; Steijger, J. J. M.; Stenzel, H.; Stewart, J.; Stinzing, F.; Taroian, S.; Terkulov, A.; Trzcinski, A.; Tytgat, M.; Vandenbroucke, A.; van der Nat, P. B.; van Haarlem, Y.; van Hulse, C.; Varanda, M.; Veretennikov, D.; Vikhrov, V.; Vilardi, I.; Vogel, C.; Wang, S.; Yaschenko, S.; Ye, H.; Ye, Z.; Yen, S.; Yu, W.; Zeiler, D.; Zihlmann, B.; Zupranski, P.

    2009-10-01

    Azimuthal single-spin asymmetries of leptoproduced pions and charged kaons were measured on a transversely polarized hydrogen target. Evidence for a naive-T-odd, transverse-momentum-dependent parton distribution function is deduced from nonvanishing Sivers effects for ?+, ?0, and K±, as well as in the difference of the ?+ and ?- cross sections.

  8. Teenage Parenthood among Child Welfare Clients: A Swedish National Cohort Study of Prevalence and Odds

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    Vinnerljung, Bo; Franzen, Eva; Danielsson, Maria

    2007-01-01

    To assess prevalence and odds for teenage parenthood among former child welfare clients, we used national register data for all children born in Sweden 1972-1983 (n = 1,178,207), including 49,582 former child welfare clients with varying intervention experiences. Logistic regression models, adjusted for demographic, socio-economic and familial…

  9. Why the Faulhaber Polynomials Are Sums of Even or Odd Powers of (n + 1/2)

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    Hersh, Reuben

    2012-01-01

    By extending Faulhaber's polynomial to negative values of n, the sum of the p'th powers of the first n integers is seen to be an even or odd polynomial in (n + 1/2) and therefore expressible in terms of the sum of the first n integers.

  10. Middle atmosphere heating by exothermic chemical reactions involving odd-hydrogen species

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    Martin G. Mlynczak; Susan Solomon

    1991-01-01

    The rate of heating which occurs in the middle atmosphere due to four exothermic reactions involving members of the odd-hydrogen family is calculated. The following reactions are considered: O + OH yields O2 + H; H + O2 + M yields HO2 + M; H + O3 yields OH + O2; and O + HO2 yields OH + O2. It

  11. PALINDROMIC LINEARIZATIONS OF A MATRIX POLYNOMIAL OF ODD DEGREE OBTAINED FROM FIEDLER PENCILS WITH REPETITION.

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    Bigelow, Stephen

    PALINDROMIC LINEARIZATIONS OF A MATRIX POLYNOMIAL OF ODD DEGREE OBTAINED FROM FIEDLER PENCILS WITH REPETITION. M.I. BUENO AND S. FURTADO Abstract. Many applications give rise to structured, in particular T-palindromic, matrix polynomials. In order to solve a polynomial eigenvalue problem P()x = 0, where P() is a T-palindromic

  12. Symmetric Boolean functions depending on an odd number of variables with maximum algebraic immunity

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    Na Li; Wen-feng Qi

    2006-01-01

    To resist algebraic attacks, Boolean functions should possess high algebraic immunity. In 2003, Courtois and Meier showed that the algebraic immunity of an n-variable Boolean function is upper bounded by ?n\\/2?. And then several papers studied how to find symmetric Boolean functions with maximum algebraic immunity. In this correspondence, we prove that for each odd n, there is exactly one

  13. Building and Solving Odd-One-Out Classification Problems: A Systematic Approach

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    Ruiz, Philippe E.

    2011-01-01

    Classification problems ("find the odd-one-out") are frequently used as tests of inductive reasoning to evaluate human or animal intelligence. This paper introduces a systematic method for building the set of all possible classification problems, followed by a simple algorithm for solving the problems of the R-ASCM, a psychometric test derived…

  14. Constant Latent Odds-Ratios Models and the Mantel-Haenszel Null Hypothesis

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    Hessen, David J.

    2005-01-01

    In the present paper, a new family of item response theory (IRT) models for dichotomous item scores is proposed. Two basic assumptions define the most general model of this family. The first assumption is local independence of the item scores given a unidimensional latent trait. The second assumption is that the odds-ratios for all item-pairs are…

  15. Anger and Irritability Symptoms among Youth with ODD: Cross-Informant versus Source-Exclusive Syndromes

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    Gadow, Kenneth D.; Drabick, Deborah A. G.

    2012-01-01

    We examined differences in co-occurring psychological symptoms and background characteristics among clinically referred youth with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) with and without anger/irritability symptoms (AIS) according to either parent or teacher (source-exclusive) and both informants (cross-informant), youth with noncompliant symptoms…

  16. Muon signals of very light CP-odd Higgs states of the NMSSM at the LHC

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    Almarashi, M. M.; Moretti, S. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ (United Kingdom)

    2011-02-01

    We study here the {mu}{sup +}{mu}{sup -} decay mode of a very light CP-odd Higgs boson of the NMSSM, a{sub 1}, produced in association with a bottom-antibottom pair and find that, despite small event rates, a significant signal should be extractable from the SM background at the LHC with high luminosity.

  17. Odd-frequency pairing in topological superconductivity in a one-dimensional magnetic chain

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    Ebisu, Hiromi; Yada, Keiji; Kasai, Hideaki; Tanaka, Yukio

    2015-02-01

    A chain of magnetic atoms with noncollinear spin configuration on a superconductor is a promising new system that can host Majorana fermions (MFs). In this study, we clarify that in the presence of MFs, an odd-frequency Cooper pair is generated at the edge of the chain. Furthermore, it is revealed that this feature is robust against the distance between magnetic atoms as far as this distance is shorter than the coherence length of the superconductor. We also elucidate the close relationship between the pair amplitude of the odd-frequency pair and the direction of the MF spin. If Rashba-type spin-orbit coupling is included, MFs can be realized even in a collinear alignment of magnetic atoms, i.e., in a ferromagnetic or an antiferromagnetic chain on a superconductor. Then, the odd-frequency pairing is generated at the edge, similar to the noncollinear case. Based on our results, it can be concluded that the detection of the zero-energy peak of the local density of states by scanning tunneling microscopy at the edge of the magnetic chain is strong evidence for the generation of odd-frequency pairing.

  18. Theoretical prediction of springing of ships Yanlin Shao1 & Odd M. Faltinsen2

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    Nørvåg, Kjetil

    Theoretical prediction of springing of ships Yanlin Shao1 & Odd M. Faltinsen2 1 Ship Hydrodynamics vibration Example: Vertical two-node vibration of a ship #12;Ship bending in heave sea #12;Our springing-order derivatives accurately on the body surface with high curvatures, e.g. ships. Resulting Boundary Integral

  19. Redundant prepuce increases the odds of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS).

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    Zhao, Yu-Yang; Xu, Dong-Liang; Zhao, Fu-Jun; Han, Bang-Min; Shao, Yi; Zhao, Wei; Xia, Shu-Jie

    2014-01-01

    Some published evidence has revealed that the dendritic cells can interact with pathogens that exist in the inner foreskin. This information provides a new vision that pathogens could play a role through the redundant prepuce; numerous studies have failed to find pathogens in prostates of patients who had chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). However, no studies have reported an association between foreskin length and CP/CPPS. Hence, we conducted a retrospective case-control study of clinical data from 322 CP/CPPS patients (case group) and 341 nonCP/CPPS patients (control group). Demographic characteristics, lifestyle factors, and foreskin lengths were collected and analyzed. Multivariate logistic regression was adopted to calculate the odds of foreskin length for CP/CPPS. According to the multivariate logistic regression results, when the foreskin length covered up more than half of the glans penis, the odds for CP/CPPS were higher with an increased foreskin (odds ratio (OR): 1.66, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.04-2.66). In comparison, when the glans penis was completely covered by the foreskin, the OR value increased to 1.86 (95% CI, 1.2-2.88). The study results showed an association between foreskin length and the odds of CP/CPPS. When the foreskin length covered up more than half of the glans penis, there were greater odds for CP/CPPS. This possible mechanism might result from interaction between pathogens and DCs in the inner foreskin, consequently activating T-cells to mediate allergic inflammation in the prostate and producing the autoimmunizations causing CP/CPPS. PMID:24875824

  20. Prevalence and diagnostic stability of ADHD and ODD in Turkish children: a 4-year longitudinal study

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    2013-01-01

    Background This study was designed to assess the prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) in a representative sample of second grade students from a country in a region where no previous rates are available (Turkey). The second aim is to evaluate the differences in ADHD and ODD prevalence rates among four different waves with one-year gap in reassessments. Method Sixteen schools were randomly selected and stratified according to socioeconomic classes. The DSM-IV Disruptive Behavior Disorders Rating Scale (T-DSM-IV-S) was delivered to parents and teachers for screening in around 1500 children. Screen positive cases and matched controls were extensively assessed using the K-SADS-PL and a scale to assess impairment criterion. The sample was reassessed in the second, third and fourth waves with the same methodology. Results The prevalence rates of ADHD in the four waves were respectively 13.38%, 12.53%, 12.22% and 12.91%. The ODD prevalence was found to be 3.77% in the first wave, 0.96% in the second, 5.41% in the third and 5.35% in the fourth wave. Mean ODD prevalence was found to be 3.87%. Conclusions The prevalence rates of ADHD in the four waves were remarkably higher than the worldwide pooled childhood prevalence. ADHD diagnosis was quite stable in reassessments after one, two and three years. A mean ODD prevalence consistent with the worldwide-pooled prevalence was found; but diagnostic stability was much lower compared to ADHD. PMID:23919416

  1. Redundant prepuce increases the odds of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)

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    Zhao, Yu-Yang; Xu, Dong-Liang; Zhao, Fu-Jun; Han, Bang-Min; Shao, Yi; Zhao, Wei; Xia, Shu-Jie

    2014-01-01

    Some published evidence has revealed that the dendritic cells can interact with pathogens that exist in the inner foreskin. This information provides a new vision that pathogens could play a role through the redundant prepuce; numerous studies have failed to find pathogens in prostates of patients who had chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). However, no studies have reported an association between foreskin length and CP/CPPS. Hence, we conducted a retrospective case-control study of clinical data from 322 CP/CPPS patients (case group) and 341 nonCP/CPPS patients (control group). Demographic characteristics, lifestyle factors, and foreskin lengths were collected and analyzed. Multivariate logistic regression was adopted to calculate the odds of foreskin length for CP/CPPS. According to the multivariate logistic regression results, when the foreskin length covered up more than half of the glans penis, the odds for CP/CPPS were higher with an increased foreskin (odds ratio (OR): 1.66, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.04–2.66). In comparison, when the glans penis was completely covered by the foreskin, the OR value increased to 1.86 (95% CI, 1.2–2.88). The study results showed an association between foreskin length and the odds of CP/CPPS. When the foreskin length covered up more than half of the glans penis, there were greater odds for CP/CPPS. This possible mechanism might result from interaction between pathogens and DCs in the inner foreskin, consequently activating T-cells to mediate allergic inflammation in the prostate and producing the autoimmunizations causing CP/CPPS. PMID:24875824

  2. Theory of odd-frequency pairings on a quasi-one-dimensional lattice in the Hubbard model

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    Shigeta, Keisuke; Onari, Seiichiro; Yada, Keiji; Tanaka, Yukio

    2009-05-01

    In order to clarify whether the odd-frequency superconductivity can be realized or not, we study a quasi-one-dimensional triangular lattice in the Hubbard model using the random-phase approximation and the fluctuation exchange approximation. We find that odd-frequency spin-singlet p -wave pairing can be stabilized on a quasi-one-dimensional isosceles triangular lattice.

  3. Effects of Symptoms of ADHD, ODD, and Cognitive Functioning on Social Acceptance and the Positive Illusory Bias in Children

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    Scholtens, Sara; Diamantopoulou, Sofia; Tillman, Carin M.; Rydell, Ann-Margret

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To examine the effects of symptoms of ADHD and ODD and cognitive functioning on social acceptance and positive bias in children. Method: The sample consisted of 86 children (49 girls) between 7 and 13 years old, recruited to reflect a wide range of ADHD symptoms. Parents and teachers reported on ADHD and ODD symptoms and social…

  4. When Fair Betting Odds Are Not Degrees of Belief T. Seidenfeld; M. J. Schervish; J. B. Kadane

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    Spirtes, Peter

    When Fair Betting Odds Are Not Degrees of Belief T. Seidenfeld; M. J. Schervish; J. B. Kadane PSA@jstor.org. http://www.jstor.org Tue Mar 4 10:42:43 2008 #12;When Fair Betting Odds are not Degrees of Belief T is, assumptions about the combination of wagers), your betting policy is consistent (coherent) only

  5. On the linear stability of solitons and hairy black holes with a negative cosmological constant: the odd-parity sector

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    O. Sarbach; E. Winstanley

    2001-02-08

    Using a recently developed perturbation formalism based on curvature quantities, we investigate the linear stability of black holes and solitons with Yang-Mills hair and a negative cosmological constant. We show that those solutions which have no linear instabilities under odd- and even- parity spherically symmetric perturbations remain stable under odd-parity, linear, non-spherically symmetric perturbations.

  6. Cognitive Functioning and Family Risk Factors in Relation to Symptom Behaviors of ADHD and ODD in Adolescents

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    Linda Forssman; Lilianne Eninger; Carin M. Tillman; Alina Rodriguez; Gunilla Bohlin

    2012-01-01

    Objective: In this study, the authors investigated whether ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) behaviors share associations with problems in cognitive functioning and\\/or family risk factors in adolescence. This was done by examining independent as well as specific associations of cognitive functioning and family risk factors with ADHD and ODD behaviors. Method: A sample of 120 adolescents from the general

  7. A Note on "Constant Latent Odds-Ratios Models and the Mantel-Haenszel Null Hypothesis" Hessen, 2005

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    Maris, Gunter

    2008-01-01

    In a recent paper, Hessen ("Psychometrika" 70(3):497-516, 2005) introduces the class of constant latent odds-ratios models as an extension of the Rasch model for which the sum score is still the sufficient statistic for ability. In this paper the relation between both the general and the general parametric constant latent odds-ratios model and the…

  8. Hindered Gamow-Teller Decay to the Odd-Odd N=Z Ga62: Absence of Proton-Neutron T =0 Condensate in A =62

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    Grodner, E.; Gadea, A.; Sarriguren, P.; Lenzi, S. M.; Gr?bosz, J.; Valiente-Dobón, J. J.; Algora, A.; Górska, M.; Regan, P. H.; Rudolph, D.; de Angelis, G.; Agramunt, J.; Alkhomashi, N.; Amon Susam, L.; Bazzacco, D.; Benlliure, J.; Benzoni, G.; Boutachkov, P.; Bracco, A.; Caceres, L.; Cakirli, R. B.; Crespi, F. C. L.; Domingo-Pardo, C.; Doncel, M.; Dombrádi, Zs.; Doornenbal, P.; Farnea, E.; Ganio?lu, E.; Gelletly, W.; Gerl, J.; Gottardo, A.; Hüyük, T.; Kurz, N.; Leoni, S.; Mengoni, D.; Molina, F.; Morales, A. I.; Orlandi, R.; Oktem, Y.; Page, R. D.; Perez, D.; Pietri, S.; Podolyák, Zs.; Poves, A.; Quintana, B.; Rinta-Antila, S.; Rubio, B.; Nara Singh, B. S.; Steer, A. N.; Verma, S.; Wadsworth, R.; Wieland, O.; Wollersheim, H. J.

    2014-08-01

    Search for a new kind of superfluidity built on collective proton-neutron pairs with aligned spin is performed studying the Gamow-Teller decay of the T=1, J?=0+ ground state of Ge62 into excited states of the odd-odd N =Z nucleus Ga62. The experiment is performed at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Shwerionenforshung with the Ge62 ions selected by the fragment separator and implanted in a stack of Si-strip detectors, surrounded by the RISING Ge array. A half-life of T1/2=82.9(14) ms is measured for the Ge62 ground state. Six excited states of Ga62, populated below 2.5 MeV through Gamow-Teller transitions, are identified. Individual Gamow-Teller transition strengths agree well with theoretical predictions of the interacting shell model and the quasiparticle random phase approximation. The absence of any sizable low-lying Gamow-Teller strength in the reported beta-decay experiment supports the hypothesis of a negligible role of coherent T =0 proton-neutron correlations in Ga62.

  9. FAST TRACK COMMUNICATION: Superintegrability of the Tremblay-Turbiner-Winternitz quantum Hamiltonians on a plane for odd k

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    Quesne, C.

    2010-02-01

    In a recent communication paper by Tremblay et al (2009 J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 42 205206), it has been conjectured that for any integer value of k, some novel exactly solvable and integrable quantum Hamiltonian Hk on a plane is superintegrable and that the additional integral of motion is a 2kth-order differential operator Y2k. Here we demonstrate the conjecture for the infinite family of Hamiltonians Hk with odd k >= 3, whose first member corresponds to the three-body Calogero-Marchioro-Wolfes model after elimination of the centre-of-mass motion. Our approach is based on the construction of some D2k-extended and invariant Hamiltonian {\\cal H}_k, which can be interpreted as a modified boson oscillator Hamiltonian. The latter is then shown to possess a D2k-invariant integral of motion {\\cal Y}_{2k}, from which Y2k can be obtained by projection in the D2k identity representation space.

  10. Bias of using odds ratio estimates in multinomial logistic regressions to estimate relative risk or prevalence ratio and alternatives.

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    Camey, Suzi Alves; Torman, Vanessa Bielefeldt Leotti; Hirakata, Vania Naomi; Cortes, Renan Xavier; Vigo, Alvaro

    2014-01-01

    Recent studies have emphasized that there is no justification for using the odds ratio (OR) as an approximation of the relative risk (RR) or prevalence ratio (PR). Erroneous interpretations of the OR as RR or PR must be avoided, as several studies have shown that the OR is not a good approximation for these measures when the outcome is common (> 10%). For multinomial outcomes it is usual to use the multinomial logistic regression. In this context, there are no studies showing the impact of the approximation of the OR in the estimates of RR or PR. This study aimed to present and discuss alternative methods to multinomial logistic regression based upon robust Poisson regression and the log-binomial model. The approaches were compared by simulating various possible scenarios. The results showed that the proposed models have more precise and accurate estimates for the RR or PR than the multinomial logistic regression, as in the case of the binary outcome. Thus also for multinomial outcomes the OR must not be used as an approximation of the RR or PR, since this may lead to incorrect conclusions. PMID:24627010

  11. Enhancement of "CP-odd" Higgs Boson Production in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model with Explicit CP Violation

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    Qing-Hong Cao; Daisuke Nomura; Kazuhiro Tobe; C. -P. Yuan

    2005-08-30

    We calculate the production cross section of the ``CP-odd'' Higgs boson via gluon fusion in the minimal supersymmetric standard model with explicit CP violation in the stop sector. We show that there is a parameter region in which the cross section is enhanced by a factor of about 1000, as compared to the case without CP violation in the stop sector. In the parameter region where the ``CP-odd'' Higgs boson can decay into a stop pair, the stop pair events will be the important signature of the enhanced ``CP-odd'' Higgs boson. In the case where the ``CP-odd'' Higgs boson cannot decay into any superparticles, the gamma gamma and tau tau decay channels could become important for discovering the ``CP-odd'' Higgs boson. We also discuss the constraints from electric dipole moments of electron, neutron and mercury on the viable parameter space mentioned above.

  12. Physical activity level and its sociodemographic correlates in a peri-urban Nepalese population: a cross-sectional study from the Jhaukhel-Duwakot health demographic surveillance site

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    2014-01-01

    Background Physical inactivity is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular and other noncommunicable diseases in high-, low- and middle-income countries. Nepal, a low-income country in South Asia, is undergoing an epidemiological transition. Although the reported national prevalence of physical inactivity is relatively low, studies in urban and peri-urban localities have always shown higher prevalence. Therefore, this study aimed to measure physical activity in three domains—work, travel and leisure—in a peri-urban community and assess its variations across different sociodemographic correlates. Methods Adult participants (n?=?640) from six randomly selected wards of the Jhaukhel-Duwakot Health Demographic Surveillance Site (JD-HDSS) near Kathmandu responded to the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire. To determine total physical activity, we calculated the metabolic equivalent of task in minutes/week for each domain and combined the results. Respondents were categorized into high, moderate or low physical activity. We also calculated the odds ratio for low physical activity in various sociodemographic variables and self-reported cardiometabolic states. Results The urbanizing JD-HDSS community showed a high prevalence of low physical activity (43.3%; 95% CI 39.4–47.1). Work-related activity contributed most to total physical activity. Furthermore, women and housewives and older, more educated and self-or government-employed respondents showed a greater prevalence of physical inactivity. Respondents with hypertension, diabetes or overweight/obesity reported less physical activity than individuals without those conditions. Only 5% of respondents identified physical inactivity as a cardiovascular risk factor. Conclusions Our findings reveal a high burden of physical inactivity in a peri-urban community of Nepal. Improving the level of physical activity involves sensitizing people to its importance through appropriate multi-sector strategies that provide encouragement across all sociodemographic groups. PMID:24628997

  13. Glucagon, insulin, and gluconeogenesis in fasted odd carbon fatty acid-enriched rats.

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    Pi-Sunyer, F X; Conway, J M; Lavau, M; Campbell, G; Eisenstein, A B

    1976-08-01

    Forty-eight male rats were fed a nutritionally complete diet containing 30% of dietary energy as fat. For 24 animals (control) the fat source was corn oil, for the remaining 24 rats (experimental) the fat source was a triundecanoin-corn oil mixture (7:3, wt/wt). After 6 wk, groups of control and experimental rats were killed after 0, 24, and 48 h of fasting. In the experimental group, adipose tissue fatty acids contained, on average, 280 mmol undecanoate/mol fatty acid. In the control group, no odd-numbered fatty acids were present. During fasting, the experimental groups had higher plasma glucose and alanine levels, higher plasma insulin-to-glucagon ration, and lower liver phosphenol pyruvate caboxykinase. The results suggest that the terminal propionate residues generated when odd carbon fatty acids are oxidized become gluconeogenic precursors and cause a reduced need for gluconeogenesis from protein. PMID:961887

  14. Thermodynamics and CP-odd transport in Holographic QCD with Finite Magnetic Field

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    Drwenski, Tara; Iatrakis, Ioannis

    2015-01-01

    We consider a bottom-up holographic model of QCD at finite temperature T and magnetic field B, and study dependence of thermodynamics and CP-odd transport on these variables. As the magnetic field couples to the flavor sector only, one should take the Veneziano limit where the number of flavors and colors are large while their ratio is kept fixed. We investigate the corresponding holographic background in the approximation where the ratio of flavors to colors is finite but small. We demonstrate that B-dependence of the entropy of QCD is in qualitative agreement with the recent lattice studies. Finally we study the CP-odd transport properties of this system. In particular, we determine the Chern-Simons decay rate at finite B and T, that is an important ingredient in the Chiral Magnetic Effect.

  15. Negative parity states and some electromagnetic transition properties of even-odd erbium isotopes

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    Yazar, Harun Resit; Uluer, Ihsan [Kirikkale University, Faculty of Art and Science, Kirikkale (Turkey)

    2007-03-15

    The negative parity states and some electromagnetic transition properties of even-odd erbium isotopes ({sup 159,161,163,165}Er) were studied within the framework of the interacting boson-fermion model. The single fermion is assumed to be in one of the lh{sub 9/2},3p{sub 3/2},2f{sub 5/2}, and 3p{sub 1/2} single-particle orbits. It was found that the calculated negative parity state energy spectra of the even-odd erbium isotopes agree quite well with the experimental data. The B(E2) values were also calculated and compared with the experimental data.

  16. Parity-odd correlators of diffuse gamma rays and intergalactic magnetic fields

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    Hiroyuki Tashiro; Tanmay Vachaspati

    2014-09-12

    We develop the connection between intergalactic helical magnetic fields and parity odd signatures in the diffuse gamma ray sky. We find that the location and the amplitude of a peak in a parity odd correlator, $Q(R)$, can be used to infer the normal and helical power spectra of the intergalactic magnetic field. When applied to Fermi-LAT data, the amplitude of the observed peak in $Q(R)$ gives $\\sim 10^{-14}~{\\rm G}$ intergalactic magnetic field strength, which is consistent with an earlier independent estimate that only used the peak location (Tashiro et al. 2014). We discuss features in the observed $Q(R)$ that further support the intergalactic magnetic field hypothesis and make predictions for future tests.

  17. Magnetic moments of $^{33}$Mg in time-odd relativistic mean field approach

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    Li, Jian; Yao, Jiang-ming; Meng, Jie; 10.1007/s11433-009-0194-y

    2009-01-01

    The configuration-fixed deformation constrained relativistic mean field approach with time-odd component has been applied to investigate the ground-state properties of $^{33}$Mg with effective interaction PK1. The ground state of $^{33}$Mg has been found to be prolate deformed, $\\beta_2=0.23$, with the odd neutron in $1/2[330]$ orbital and the energy -251.85 MeV which is close to the data -252.06 MeV. The magnetic moment $- 0.9134 \\mu_\\mathrm{N}$ is obtained with the effective electromagnetic current which well reproduces the data $- 0.7456 \\mu_\\mathrm{N}$ self-consistently without introducing any parameter. The energy splittings of time reversal conjugate states, the neutron current, the energy contribution from the nuclear magnetic potential, and the effect of core polarization are discussed in detail.

  18. Odd-parity superconductivity in Sr2RuO4.

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    Nelson, K D; Mao, Z Q; Maeno, Y; Liu, Y

    2004-11-12

    Phase-sensitive measurements were made on Sr2RuO4 to establish unambiguously the odd-parity pairing in this material. The critical current of Au(0.5)In(0.5)-Sr2RuO4 superconducting quantum interference devices prepared on Sr2RuO4 single crystals was found to be a maximum for devices with junctions on the same side of the crystal and a minimum for devices with junctions on opposite sides, in the limit of zero magnetic flux; these findings indicate that the phase of the superconducting order parameter in Sr2RuO4 changes by pi under inversion. This result verifies the odd-parity pairing symmetry and the formation of spin-triplet Cooper pairs in Sr2RuO4. PMID:15539595

  19. Systematical law of (n, ?) reaction cross sections of odd-A nuclei

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    Djerboua, Y.; Zhang, Xiaoping; Amrani, N.; Boucenna, A.; Ren, Zhongzhou

    2015-06-01

    A formula for neutron radiative capture cross section is derived within the framework of compound nucleus hypothesis for incident neutron energy (En) above the resonance region up to MeV. Based on this formula, we find a linear relationship between the logarithm of an (n, ?) cross section at fixed En divided by A1.4 and the relative neutron excess of the target nucleus, and new systematics are established between the (n, ?) reaction cross section and the energy level density of a compound nucleus. The calculated (n, ?) cross sections for odd-A target nuclei from this relationship are in good agreement with the experimental data, which suggests that this new systematical law is helpful to analyze the experimental data. It would be helpful in estimating the (n, ?) cross sections of neighboring odd-A isotopes for which no experimental data are available.

  20. Thermodynamics and CP-odd transport in Holographic QCD with Finite Magnetic Field

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    Tara Drwenski; Umut Gursoy; Ioannis Iatrakis

    2015-06-03

    We consider a bottom-up holographic model of QCD at finite temperature T and magnetic field B, and study dependence of thermodynamics and CP-odd transport on these variables. As the magnetic field couples to the flavor sector only, one should take the Veneziano limit where the number of flavors and colors are large while their ratio is kept fixed. We investigate the corresponding holographic background in the approximation where the ratio of flavors to colors is finite but small. We demonstrate that B-dependence of the entropy of QCD is in qualitative agreement with the recent lattice studies. Finally we study the CP-odd transport properties of this system. In particular, we determine the Chern-Simons decay rate at finite B and T, that is an important ingredient in the Chiral Magnetic Effect.

  1. Regularization of energy-momentum tensor correlators and parity-odd terms

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    Bonora, Loriano; Pereira, Antônio Duarte; de Souza, Bruno Lima

    2015-06-01

    We discuss the problem of regularizing correlators in conformal field theories. The only way to do it in coordinate space is to interpret them as distributions. Unfortunately except for the simplest cases we do not have tabulated mathematical results. The way out we pursue here is to go to momentum space and use Feynman diagram techniques and their regularization methods. We focus on the energy-momentum tensor correlators and, to gain insight, we compute and regularize 2-point functions in 2 d with various techniques both in coordinate space and in momentum space, obtaining the same results. Then we do the same for 2-point functions in 4 d. Finally we turn to 3-point function in 4 d, and concentrate on the parity-odd part. We derive in particular the regularized trace and divergence of the energy-momentum tensor in a chiral fermion model. We discuss the problems related to the parity-odd trace anomaly.

  2. Copyright Prof. Nalini Ravishanker, University of Connecticut Chapter 18 Comparisons of Proportions or Odds

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    Ravishanker, Nalini

    ;Copyright Prof. Nalini Ravishanker, University of Connecticut Case 18.1.2. Vitamin C and the Common Cold ­A Randomized Experiment. R&S p.551- 552. Data Display Row Cold No_Cold 1 335 76 2 302 105 Test and CI for One of Odds Enter data into Minitab as follows: Treatment Cold Count C Yes 302 C No 105 Placebo Yes 335

  3. Observation of the Naive-T-Odd Sivers Effect in Deep-Inelastic Scattering

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    Airapetian, A. [Physikalisches Institut, Universitaet Giessen, 35392 Giessen (Germany); Randall Laboratory of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1040 (United States); Akopov, N.; Akopov, Z.; Avetissian, A.; Elbakian, G.; Gharibyan, V.; Marukyan, H.; Movsisyan, A.; Taroian, S. [Yerevan Physics Institute, 375036 Yerevan (Armenia); Aschenauer, E. C.; Boettcher, H.; Fabbri, R.; Gabbert, D.; Hillenbrand, A.; Hristova, I.; Lu, X.-G.; Negodaev, M.; Nowak, W.-D.; Riedl, C.; Stewart, J. [DESY, 15738 Zeuthen (Germany)

    2009-10-09

    Azimuthal single-spin asymmetries of leptoproduced pions and charged kaons were measured on a transversely polarized hydrogen target. Evidence for a naive-T-odd, transverse-momentum-dependent parton distribution function is deduced from nonvanishing Sivers effects for pi{sup +}, pi{sup 0}, and K{sup +}-, as well as in the difference of the pi{sup +} and pi{sup -} cross sections.

  4. Radical-driven dissociation of odd-electron peptide radical ions produced in 157 nm photodissociation

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    Liangyi Zhang; James P. Reilly

    2009-01-01

    Odd-electron a+1 radical ions generated in the 157 nm photodissociation of peptide ions were investigated in an ion trap mass spectrometer.\\u000a To localize the radical, peptide backbone amide hydrogens were replaced with deuterium. When the resulting radical ions underwent\\u000a hydrogen elimination, no H\\/D scrambling was obvious, suggesting that without collisional activation, the radical resides on\\u000a the terminal ?-carbon. Upon collisional

  5. Odd-even effects in charge transport across n-alkanethiolate-based SAMs.

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    Baghbanzadeh, Mostafa; Simeone, Felice C; Bowers, Carleen M; Liao, Kung-Ching; Thuo, Martin; Baghbanzadeh, Mahdi; Miller, Michael S; Carmichael, Tricia Breen; Whitesides, George M

    2014-12-01

    This paper compares rates of charge transport across self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of n-alkanethiolates having odd and even numbers of carbon atoms (nodd and neven) using junctions with the structure M(TS)/SAM//Ga2O3/EGaIn (M = Au or Ag). Measurements of current density, J(V), across SAMs of n-alkanethiolates on Au(TS) and Ag(TS) demonstrated a statistically significant odd-even effect on Au(TS), but not on Ag(TS), that could be detected using this technique. Statistical analysis showed the values of tunneling current density across SAMs of n-alkanethiolates on Au(TS) with nodd and neven belonging to two separate sets, and while there is a significant difference between the values of injection current density, J0, for these two series (log|J0Au,even| = 4.0 ± 0.3 and log|J0Au,odd| = 4.5 ± 0.3), the values of tunneling decay constant, ?, for nodd and neven alkyl chains are indistinguishable (?Au,even = 0.73 ± 0.02 Å(-1), and ?Au,odd= 0.74 ± 0.02 Å(-1)). A comparison of electrical characteristics across junctions of n-alkanethiolate SAMs on gold and silver electrodes yields indistinguishable values of ? and J0 and indicates that a change that substantially alters the tilt angle of the alkyl chain (and, therefore, the thickness of the SAM) has no influence on the injection current density across SAMs of n-alkanethiolates. PMID:25380500

  6. A Codicil To Massless Gauge Superfields of Higher Half-Odd Integer Superspins

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    Gates, S James; Koutrolikos, Konstantinos

    2011-01-01

    We study theories of 4D, N=1 supersymmetric massless, arbitrary higher half odd-integer superspins. A new series of such theories is found to exist for arbitrary superspin Y (Y=s+1/2 for any integer s). The lowest member (s=1) of the series is the original off-shell formulation of 4D, N=1 supergravity first presented by Breitenlohner in 1977.

  7. Odd and even sums of generalized Fibonacci numbers by matrix methods

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    Ho, C. K.; Chong, Chin-Yoon

    2014-06-01

    For integers A and B, and positive integers n, we define two generalized Fibonacci sequence {gn} and {hn}, respectively, by the recurrence relations gn+1 = Agn+gn-1 and hn+1 = hn+Bhn-1 where g0 = h0 = 0, g1 = h1 = 1. Using a matrix approach, we obtained the odd sum and even sum of the two sequences for all values of A and B.

  8. Engineering Escherichia coli for odd straight medium chain free fatty acid production.

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    Wu, Hui; San, Ka-Yiu

    2014-10-01

    Microbial biosynthesis of free fatty acids (FFAs) can be achieved by introducing an acyl-acyl carrier protein thioesterase gene into Escherichia coli. The engineered E. coli usually produced even chain FFAs. In this study, propionyl-CoA synthetase (prpE) from Salmonella enterica was overexpressed in two efficient even chain FFAs producers, ML103 (pXZM12) carrying the acyl-ACP thioesterase gene from Umbellularia californica and ML103 (pXZ18) carrying the acyl-ACP thioesterase gene from Ricinus communis combined with supplement of extracellular propionate. With these metabolically engineered E. coli, the odd straight chain FFAs, undecanoic acid (C11:0), tridecanoic acid (C13:0), and pentadecanoic acid (C15:0) were produced from glucose and propionate. The highest total odd straight chain FFAs produced by ML103 (pXZM12, pBAD-prpE) reached 276 mg/l with a ratio of 23.43 % of the total FFAs. In ML103 (pXZ18, pBAD-prpE), the highest total odd straight chain FFAs accumulated to 297 mg/l, and the ratio reached 17.68 % of the total FFAs. Due to the different substrate specificity of the acyl-ACP thioesterases, the major odd straight chain FFA components of ML103 (pXZM12, pBAD-prpE) were undecanoic acid and tridecanoic acid, while the ML103 (pXZ18, pBAD-prpE) preferred pentadecanoic acid. PMID:25030454

  9. Test of the Universality of Naive-time-reversal-odd Fragmentation Functions

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    Daniel Boer; Zhong-Bo Kang; Werner Vogelsang; Feng Yuan

    2010-08-20

    We investigate the ''spontaneous'' hyperon transverse polarization in $e^+e^-$ annihilation and semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering processes as a test of the universality of the naive-time-reversal-odd transverse momentum dependent fragmentation functions. We find that universality implies definite sign relations among various observables. This provides a unique opportunity to study initial/final state interaction effects in the fragmentation process and test the associated factorization.

  10. Stock Price Reactions to Short-Lived Public Information: The Case of Betting Odds

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    F. A. Palomino; L. D. R. Renneboog; C. Zhang

    2005-01-01

    Stock markets and betting markets co-exist for professional soccer clubs listed on the London Stock Exchange.For each firm, two pieces of information are released to the stock market on a weekly basis from August to June: experts expectations about game outcomes through the betting odds, and the game outcomes.Stock markets process the news about games results fast.By contrast, there is

  11. Search for Very Light CP-Odd Higgs Boson in Radiative Decays of Upsilon(1S)

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    W. Love; V. Savinov; H. Mendez; J. Y. Ge; D. H. Miller; I. P. J. Shipsey; B. Xin; G. S. Adams; M. Anderson; J. P. Cummings; I. Danko; D. Hu; B. Moziak; J. Napolitano; Q. He; J. Insler; H. Muramatsu; C. S. Park; E. H. Thorndike; F. Yang; M. Artuso; S. Blusk; S. Khalil; J. Li; S. Nisar; K. Randrianarivony; N. Sultana; T. Skwarnicki; S. Stone; J. C. Wang; L. M. Zhang; G. Bonvicini; D. Cinabro; M. Dubrovin; A. Lincoln; P. Naik; J. Rademacker; D. M. Asner; K. W. Edwards; J. Reed; R. A. Briere; T. Ferguson; G. Tatishvili; H. Vogel; M. E. Watkins; J. L. Rosner; J. P. Alexander; D. G. Cassel; J. E. Duboscq; R. Ehrlich; L. Fields; R. S. Galik; L. Gibbons; R. Gray; S. W. Gray; D. L. Hartill; B. K. Heltsley; D. Hertz; J. M. Hunt; J. Kandaswamy; D. L. Kreinick; V. E. Kuznetsov; J. Ledoux; H. Mahlke-Krüger; D. Mohapatra; P. U. E. Onyisi; J. R. Patterson; D. Peterson; D. Riley; A. Ryd; A. J. Sadoff; X. Shi; S. Stroiney; W. M. Sun; T. Wilksen; S. B. Athar; R. Patel; J. Yelton; P. Rubin; B. I. Eisenstein; I. Karliner; S. Mehrabyan; N. Lowrey; M. Selen; E. J. White; J. Wiss; R. E. Mitchell; M. R. Shepherd; D. Besson; T. K. Pedlar; D. Cronin-Hennessy; K. Y. Gao; J. Hietala; Y. Kubota; T. Klein; B. W. Lang; R. Poling; A. W. Scott; P. Zweber; S. Dobbs; Z. Metreveli; K. K. Seth; A. Tomaradze; J. Libby; L. Martin; A. Powell; G. Wilkinson; K. M. Ecklund

    2008-01-01

    We search for a non-SM-like CP-odd Higgs boson (a10) decaying to tau+tau- or mu+mu- in radiative decays of the Upsilon(1S). No significant signal is found, and upper limits on the product branching ratios are set. Our tau+tau- results are almost 2 orders of magnitude more stringent than previous upper limits. Our data provide no evidence for a Higgs state with

  12. Singular point perturbation of an odd operator in ? 2 Graded space

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    Yu. G. Shondin

    1999-01-01

    In the paper we study supersymmetric models for point interaction perturbations of operators of Dirac type and their spectral\\u000a properties. Such models are considered in the class of odd self-adjoint operators in ?2-graded Pontryagin space. We present in detail the previously considered realization method of strongly singular perturbation\\u000a by means of their embedding into the theory of self-adjoint extensions. We

  13. Behavior of one-quasiparticle levels in odd isotonic chains of heavy nuclei

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    Adamian, G. G. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna (Russian Federation); Institute of Nuclear Physics, 702132 Tashkent (Uzbekistan); Antonenko, N. V.; Kuklin, S. N.; Malov, L. A. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna (Russian Federation); Lu, B. N.; Zhou, S. G. [Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

    2011-08-15

    The low-lying one-quasiparticle states are studied in the isotonic chains with N=147, 149, 151, 153, and 155 within the microscopic-macroscopic and self-consistent approaches. The energies of one-quasiparticle states change rather smoothly in the isotonic chains if there is no cross of the proton subshell. The {alpha}-decay schemes of several nuclei are suggested. The isomeric states in the odd isotopes of Fm and No are discussed.

  14. P-odd interaction constant WA from relativistic ab initio calculations of diatomic molecules

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    Borschevsky, A.; Iliaš, M.; Dzuba, V. A.; Beloy, K.; Flambaum, V. V.; Schwerdtfeger, P.

    2012-05-01

    We present ab initio calculations of the WA parameter of the P-odd spin-rotational Hamiltonian for a variety of diatomic molecules, including the group 2 and group 12 halides. The results were obtained by relativistic Dirac-Hartree-Fock and density functional theory approaches and corrected for core polarization effects. Strong enhancement of WA is found for the group 12 diatomic halides, which should be helpful in future determination of the nuclear anapole moment.

  15. Quantitative structure-property relationships generated with optimizable even/odd Wiener polynomial descriptors.

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    Ivanciuc, O; Ivanciuc, T; Klein, D J

    2001-01-01

    Chemical structures of organic compounds are characterized numerically by a variety of structural descriptors, one of the earliest and most widely used being the Wiener index W, derived from the interatomic distances in a molecular graph. Extensive use of distance-based structural descriptors or topological indices has been made in QSPR and QSAR models, drug design, toxicology, virtual screening of combinatorial libraries, similarity and diversity assessment. Novel topological indices are introduced representing a partitioning of the Wiener polynomial based on counts of even and odd molecular graph distances. During the QSAR/QSPR modeling process the variables of the even and odd power functions are optimized in order to offer an improved mapping of the investigated property. These novel topological indices are tested in QSPR models for the boiling temperature, molar heat capacity, standard Gibbs energy of formation, vaporization enthalpy, refractive index, and density of alkanes. In many cases, the even/odd Wiener polynomial indices proposed here give notably improved correlations or suggest simpler QSPR models. PMID:11697050

  16. Structure of the doublet bands in doubly odd nuclei: The case of {sup 128}Cs

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    Ganev, H. G. [Institute of Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 1784 (Bulgaria); Brant, S. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia)

    2010-09-15

    The structure of the {Delta}J=1 doublet bands in {sup 128}Cs is investigated within the framework of the interacting vector boson-fermion model. A new, purely collective interpretation of these bands is given on the basis of the used boson-fermion dynamical symmetry of the model. The energy levels of the doublet bands as well as the absolute B(E2) and B(M1) transition probabilities between the states of both yrast and yrare bands are described quite well. The observed odd-even staggering of both B(M1) and B(E2) values is reproduced by the introduction of an appropriate interaction term of quadrupole type, which produces such a staggering effect in the transition strengths. The calculations show that the appearance of doublet bands in certain odd-odd nuclei could be a consequence of the realization of a larger dynamical symmetry based on the noncompact supersymmetry group OSp(2{Omega}/12,R).

  17. Effect of core polarization on magnetic dipole moments in deformed odd-mass nuclei

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    Bonneau, L.; Minkov, N.; Duc, Dao Duy; Quentin, P.; Bartel, J.

    2015-05-01

    Magnetic properties of deformed odd-mass nuclei are studied within a nonrelativistic mean-field-plus-pairing approach, namely the Skyrme-Hartree-Fock-BCS approach with self-consistent blocking. For an odd number of nucleons these approaches lead to the breaking of the time-reversal invariance. The deviation from the Schmidt values of the isoscalar magnetic dipole moment is known to result from a subtle balance between core-polarization effects and meson-exchange current effects. However, the former are usually calculated in the random phase approximation without time-reversal symmetry breaking at the mean-field level. In this work we show that if one takes into account this symmetry breaking already in the mean-field solution, the correction from core polarization yields a significant contribution to the empirical quenching of the spin gyromagnetic ratios as compared to the free values in deformed odd-mass nuclei. Moreover, we calculate magnetic dipole moments in the Bohr and Mottelson unified-model description with self-consistent blocked mean-field intrinsic states. The obtained results in the A ˜100 and A ˜180 mass regions as well as for three actinide nuclei compare favorably with experimental data.

  18. The Construction and Use of Log-Odds Substitution Scores for Multiple Sequence Alignment

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    Altschul, Stephen F.; Wootton, John C.; Zaslavsky, Elena; Yu, Yi-Kuo

    2010-01-01

    Most pairwise and multiple sequence alignment programs seek alignments with optimal scores. Central to defining such scores is selecting a set of substitution scores for aligned amino acids or nucleotides. For local pairwise alignment, substitution scores are implicitly of log-odds form. We now extend the log-odds formalism to multiple alignments, using Bayesian methods to construct “BILD” (“Bayesian Integral Log-odds”) substitution scores from prior distributions describing columns of related letters. This approach has been used previously only to define scores for aligning individual sequences to sequence profiles, but it has much broader applicability. We describe how to calculate BILD scores efficiently, and illustrate their uses in Gibbs sampling optimization procedures, gapped alignment, and the construction of hidden Markov model profiles. BILD scores enable automated selection of optimal motif and domain model widths, and can inform the decision of whether to include a sequence in a multiple alignment, and the selection of insertion and deletion locations. Other applications include the classification of related sequences into subfamilies, and the definition of profile-profile alignment scores. Although a fully realized multiple alignment program must rely upon more than substitution scores, many existing multiple alignment programs can be modified to employ BILD scores. We illustrate how simple BILD score based strategies can enhance the recognition of DNA binding domains, including the Api-AP2 domain in Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium falciparum. PMID:20657661

  19. Positive parity low spin states of odd-mass tellurium isotopes

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    Yazar, Harun Resit [Kirikkale University, Faculty of Art and Science, Kirikkale (Turkey)]. E-mail: yazar@kku.edu.tr

    2006-11-15

    In this work, we analyse the positive parity of states of odd-mass nucleus within the framework of interacting boson fermion model. The result of an IBFM-1 multilevel calculation with the lg{sub 9/2}, 2d{sub 5/2}, 2d{sub 3/2}, 3s{sub 1/2} and one level, 1h{sub 11/2} with negative parity, single particle orbits is reported for the positive parity states of the odd mass nucleus {sup 123-125}Te. Also, an IBM-1 calculation is presented for the low-lying states in the even-even {sup 124-126}Te core nucleus. The energy levels and B (E2) transition probabilities were calculated and compared with the experimental data. It was found that the calculated positive parity low spin state energy spectra of the odd-mass {sup 123-125}Te isotopes agree quite well with the experimental data.

  20. Childhood ODD and ADHD Behavior: The Effect of Classroom Sharing, Gender, Teacher Gender and Their Interactions.

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    de Zeeuw, Eveline L; van Beijsterveldt, Catharina E M; Lubke, Gitta H; Glasner, Tina J; Boomsma, Dorret I

    2015-07-01

    One criterion for a diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-IV) diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is that symptoms are present in at least two settings, and often teacher ratings are taken into account. The short Conners' Teacher Rating Scales-Revised (CTRS-R) is a widely used standardized instrument measuring ODD and ADHD behavior in a school setting. In the current study CTRS-R data were available for 7, 9 and 12-year-old twins from the Netherlands Twin Register. Measurement invariance (MI) across student gender and teacher gender was established for three of the four scales (Oppositional Behavior, Hyperactivity and ADHD Index) of the CTRS-R. The fourth scale (ATT) showed an unacceptable model fit even without constraints on the data and revision of this scale is recommended. Gene-environment (GxE) interaction models revealed that heritability was larger for children sharing a classroom. There were some gender differences in the heritability of ODD and ADHD behavior and there was a moderating effect of teacher's gender at some of the ages. Taken together, this indicates that there was evidence for GxE interaction for classroom sharing, gender of the student and gender of the teacher. PMID:25711757

  1. odd-skipped related 2 is required for fin chondrogenesis in zebrafish

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    Lam, Pui-ying; Kamei, Caramai N.; Mangos, Steve; Mudumana, Sudha; Liu, Yan; Drummond, Iain A.

    2014-01-01

    Background odd-skipped related 2 (osr2) encodes a vertebrate ortholog of the Drosophila odd-skipped zinc-finger transcription factor. Osr2 in mouse is required for proper palate, eyelid, and bone development. Zebrafish knock down experiments have also suggested a role for osr2, along with its paralog osr1, in early pectoral fin specification and pronephric development. Results We show here that osr2 has a specific function later in development, independent of osr1, in the regulation of sox9a expression and promoting fin chondrogenesis. mRNA in situ hybridization demonstrated osr2 expression in the developing floorplate and later during organogenesis in the pronephros and gut epithelium. In the pectoral fin buds, osr2 was specifically expressed in fin mesenchyme. osr2 knock down in zebrafish embryos disrupted both three and five zinc finger alternatively spliced osr2 isoforms and eliminated wild-type osr2 mRNA. osr2 morphants exhibited normal pectoral fin bud specification but exhibited defective fin chondrogenesis, with loss of differentiated chondrocytes. Defects in chondrogenesis were paralleled by loss of sox9a as well as subsequent col2a1 expression, linking osr2 function to essential regulators of chondrogenesis. Conclusions The zebrafish odd-skipped related 2 gene regulates sox9a and col2a1 expression in chondrocyte development and is specifically required for zebrafish fin morphogenesis. PMID:23913342

  2. that was inclined by 150 from the horizontal plane is shown in Fig. 3. The speeds of the

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    Kim, Sang Kyu

    that was inclined by 150 from the horizontal plane is shown in Fig. 3. The speeds of the drops, and the inclination of the gradient surface. Detailed understanding of the kinetics of drop motion on gradient

  3. hal-00941175,version1-3Feb2014 SCM and the principles identified by HPM. It is shown that

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    Boyer, Edmond

    hal-00941175,version1-3Feb2014 #12;SCM and the principles identified by HPM. It is shown that two. DERIVATION OF DYNAMIC PERMEABILITY BY PERIODIC HOMOGENIZATION A. Basic principles of periodic homogenization

  4. 14 CFR 221.201 - Statement of filing with foreign governments to be shown in air carrier's tariff filings.

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    2013-01-01

    ...foreign governments to be shown in air carrier's tariff filings. 221.201 Section 221.201 Aeronautics...AVIATION PROCEEDINGS) ECONOMIC REGULATIONS TARIFFS Electronically Filed Tariffs § 221.201 Statement of filing with...

  5. 14 CFR 221.201 - Statement of filing with foreign governments to be shown in air carrier's tariff filings.

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    2011-01-01

    ...foreign governments to be shown in air carrier's tariff filings. 221.201 Section 221.201 Aeronautics...AVIATION PROCEEDINGS) ECONOMIC REGULATIONS TARIFFS Electronically Filed Tariffs § 221.201 Statement of filing with...

  6. 14 CFR 221.201 - Statement of filing with foreign governments to be shown in air carrier's tariff filings.

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    2014-01-01

    ...foreign governments to be shown in air carrier's tariff filings. 221.201 Section 221.201 Aeronautics...AVIATION PROCEEDINGS) ECONOMIC REGULATIONS TARIFFS Electronically Filed Tariffs § 221.201 Statement of filing with...

  7. 14 CFR 221.201 - Statement of filing with foreign governments to be shown in air carrier's tariff filings.

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    2010-01-01

    ...foreign governments to be shown in air carrier's tariff filings. 221.201 Section 221.201 Aeronautics...AVIATION PROCEEDINGS) ECONOMIC REGULATIONS TARIFFS Electronically Filed Tariffs § 221.201 Statement of filing with...

  8. 14 CFR 221.201 - Statement of filing with foreign governments to be shown in air carrier's tariff filings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...foreign governments to be shown in air carrier's tariff filings. 221.201 Section 221.201 Aeronautics...AVIATION PROCEEDINGS) ECONOMIC REGULATIONS TARIFFS Electronically Filed Tariffs § 221.201 Statement of filing with...

  9. Top Quark Physics

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    Thomas Teubner

    1999-01-01

    In this contribution I review the physics of top quarks at a future Linear Collider. Main emphasis is put on the process e+ e- --> t bar t close to threshold. Different physical observables, their sensitivity to the basic parameters and their theoretical prediction are discussed. Recent higher order calculations are shown to have a considerable impact on a precise

  10. Linear Laws in Physics

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    Wang, Liqiu

    The empirical laws in physics, relating two frame-indifferent spatial vectors linearly, are shown to be both necessary and sufficient condition for a general linear relation between two vectors to satisfy the principle of material frame indifference, a more universal law in physics.

  11. Linear Laws in Physics

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    Liqiu Wang

    1998-01-01

    The empirical laws in physics, relating two frame-indifferent spatial vectors linearly, are shown to be both necessary and sufficient condition for a general linear relation between two vectors to satisfy the principle of material frame indifference, a more universal law in physics.

  12. Even-odd effects and Coulomb effects on minimal excitation energy of fragments from low energy fission

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    Modesto Montoya

    2014-10-06

    This work is focused on even-odd effects on the minimal total fragment excitation energy in thermal neutron induced fission of 233U and 235U as well as in spontaneous fission of 252Cf. In a scission model, taking into account the fragment deformation properties and Coulomb interaction between fragments, the expression of the difference between Q-values referred to even/even and odd/odd charge splits, respectively, on the corresponding difference between the minimal total fragment excitation energy is studied.

  13. Table A.2 Percent and Number of Vietnam and Non-Vietnam Veterans Reporting Medical Symptoms In the Past Year, and Odds Ratios, by Selected Medical History Items

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    In the Past Year, and Odds Ratios, by Selected Medical History Items - Continued Vietnam Non-Vietnam Crude and Number of Vietnam and Non-Vietnam Veterans Reporting AIII'rgles, and Odds Ratios, by Selected Medical and Non-Vietnam Veterans Reporting Mec!ical Conditions Among Immediate Family Members, and Odds RatiOS

  14. Odd q-state clock spin-glass models in three dimensions, asymmetric phase diagrams, and multiple algebraically ordered phases

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    Ilker, Efe

    Distinctive orderings and phase diagram structures are found, from renormalization-group theory, for odd q-state clock spin-glass models in d = 3 dimensions. These models exhibit asymmetric phase diagrams, as is also the ...

  15. Early-life predictors of leisure-time physical inactivity in midadulthood: findings from a prospective British birth cohort.

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    Pinto Pereira, Snehal M; Li, Leah; Power, Chris

    2014-12-01

    Much adult physical inactivity research ignores early-life factors from which later influences may originate. In the 1958 British birth cohort (followed from 1958 to 2008), leisure-time inactivity, defined as activity frequency of less than once a week, was assessed at ages 33, 42, and 50 years (n = 12,776). Early-life factors (at ages 0-16 years) were categorized into 3 domains (i.e., physical, social, and behavioral). We assessed associations of adult inactivity 1) with factors within domains, 2) with the 3 domains combined, and 3) allowing for adult factors. At each age, approximately 32% of subjects were inactive. When domains were combined, factors associated with inactivity (e.g., at age 50 years) were prepubertal stature (5% lower odds per 1-standard deviation higher height), hand control/coordination problems (14% higher odds per 1-point increase on a 4-point scale), cognition (10% lower odds per 1-standard deviation greater ability), parental divorce (21% higher odds), institutional care (29% higher odds), parental social class at child's birth (9% higher odds per 1-point reduction on a 4-point scale), minimal parental education (13% higher odds), household amenities (2% higher odds per increase (representing poorer amenities) on a 19-point scale), inactivity (8% higher odds per 1-point reduction in activity on a 4-point scale), low sports aptitude (13% higher odds), and externalizing behaviors (i.e., conduct problems) (5% higher odds per 1-standard deviation higher score). Adjustment for adult covariates weakened associations slightly. Factors from early life were associated with adult leisure-time inactivity, allowing for early identification of groups vulnerable to inactivity. PMID:25282383

  16. A three-dimensional total odd nitrogen (NOy) simulation during SONEX using a stretched-grid chemical transport model

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    Dale Allen; Kenneth Pickering; Georgiy Stenchikov; Anne Thompson; Yutaka Kondo

    2000-01-01

    The relative importance of various odd nitrogen (NOy) sources including lightning, aircraft, and surface emissions on upper tropospheric total odd nitrogen is illustrated as a first application of the three-dimensional Stretched-Grid University of Maryland\\/Goddard Chemical-Transport Model (SG-GCTM). The SG-GCTM has been developed to look at the effect of localized sources and\\/or small-scale mixing processes on the large-scale or global chemical

  17. Angular distribution of photofission fragment of even-even and odd mass nuclei studies using SSNTD technique

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    H. G. Rajprakash; Ganesh Sanjeev; K. B. Vijaykumar; K. Siddappa; B. K. Nayak; A. Saxena

    2009-01-01

    Fission fragment angular distribution measurements of even-even (232Th) and odd mass (237Np) nuclei were carried out using bremsstrahlung radiation in the energy range 7.4 to 9.2 MeV from variable energy microtron\\u000a at Mangalore University. In the present work SSNTD lexan polycarbonate films were used to detect the fission tracks from both\\u000a even-even (232Th) and odd mass (237Np) nuclei. From the

  18. Equilibrium properties of a spin-1 Ising system with bilinear, biquadratic and odd interactions

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    Temirci, Cabir; Kökçe, Ali; Keskin, Mustafa

    1996-02-01

    The equilibrium properties of the spin-1 Ising system Hamiltonian with arbitrary bilinear ( J), biquadratic ( K) and odd ( L), which is also called dipolar-quadrupolar, interactions is studied for zero magnetic field in the lowest approximation of the cluster variation method. The odd interaction is combined with the bilinear (dipolar) and biquadratic (quadrupolar) exchange interactions by the geometric mean. In this system, phase transitions depend on the ratio of the coupling parameters, ? = J/ K; therefore, the dependence of the nature of the phase transition on ? is investigated extensively and it is found that for ? ? 1 and ? ? 2000 a second-order phase transition occurs, and for 1 < ? < 2000 a first-order phase transition occurs. The critical temperatures in the case of a second-order phase transition and the upper and lower limits of stability temperature in the case of a first-order phase transition are obtained for different values of ? calculated using the Hessian determinant. The first-order phase transition temperatures are found by using the free energy values while increasing and decreasing the temperature. Besides the stable branches of the order parameters, we establish also the metastable and unstable parts of these curves and the thermal variations of these solutions as a function of the reduced temperature are investigated. The unstable solutions for the first-order phase transitions are obtained by displaying the free energy surfaces in the form of a contour map. Results are compared with the spin-1 Ising system Hamiltonian with the bilinear and biquadratic interactions and it is found that the odd interaction greatly influences the phase transitions.

  19. Biological pattern and transcriptomic exploration and phylogenetic analysis in the odd floral architecture tree: Helwingia willd

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    2014-01-01

    Background Odd traits in few of plant species usually implicate potential biology significances in plant evolutions. The genus Helwingia Willd, a dioecious medical shrub in Aquifoliales order, has an odd floral architecture-epiphyllous inflorescence. The potential significances and possible evolutionary origin of this specie are not well understood due to poorly available data of biological and genetic studies. In addition, the advent of genomics-based technologies has widely revolutionized plant species with unknown genomic information. Results Morphological and biological pattern were detailed via anatomical and pollination analyses. An RNA sequencing based transcriptomic analysis were undertaken and a high-resolution phylogenetic analysis was conducted based on single-copy genes in more than 80 species of seed plants, including H. japonica. It is verified that a potential fusion of rachis to the leaf midvein facilitates insect pollination. RNA sequencing yielded a total of 111450 unigenes; half of them had significant similarity with proteins in the public database, and 20281 unigenes were mapped to 119 pathways. Deduced from the phylogenetic analysis based on single-copy genes, the group of Helwingia is closer with Euasterids II and rather than Euasterids, congruent with previous reports using plastid sequences. Conclusions The odd flower architecture make H. Willd adapt to insect pollination by hosting those insects larger than the flower in size via leave, which has little common character that other insect pollination plants hold. Further the present transcriptome greatly riches genomics information of Helwingia species and nucleus genes based phylogenetic analysis also greatly improve the resolution and robustness of phylogenetic reconstruction in H. japonica. PMID:24969969

  20. Systematics of fine structure in the ? decay of deformed odd-mass nuclei

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    Ren, Zhongzhou; Ni, Dongdong

    2014-12-01

    We present a detailed analysis of the a-decay fine structure in 32 deformed odd-mass nuclei from Z = 93 to Z = 102. The ?-decay half-lives are systematically calculated within the multichannel cluster model (MCCM), which turns out to well reproduce the experimental data and show the neutron deformed shell structure. The branching ratios for various daughter states are investigated in the MCCM and in the WKB barrier penetration approach, respectively. It is found that the MCCM results agree well with the experimental data, while the WKB results have relatively large deviations from the experimental data for the ? transitions to the high-lying members of the rotational band.

  1. Neutron rich Carbon and Oxygen isotopes with an odd number of neutrons

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    Benoit Laurent; Nicole Vinh Mau

    2013-04-02

    We describe odd isotopes as formed of a core plus one neutron. We have calculated the modification of single neutron energies brought by couplings of the neutron with collective $2^+$ phonons in the cores. The results reproduce very well the inversion of $2s$ and $1d_{5/2}$ shells in carbon isotopes up to $^{19}$C while in oxygen isotopes the correction is also large but do not show any inversion in agreement with experiments. The calculated energies are close to the experimental ones in both series of isotopes except in $^{21}$C for the $2s$ state for which our coupling is too weak.

  2. The Jpi=11-\\/2(2) isomeric state in the odd-protonN = 82 nuclei

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    M. Waroquier; G. van den Berhe

    1972-01-01

    The 11-\\/2(1) -->7+\\/2(1) and 11-\\/2(1) -->5+\\/2(1) transitions are studied in the odd-proton N = 82 nuclei 137Cs, 139La, 141Pr, 143Pm and 145Eu. The experimental value of 10.3 +\\/- 0.7 fm2. (n.m.)2 for the B(M2; 11-\\/2(1) --> 7+\\/2(1)) in 43Pm agress very well with the theoretically obtained value of 11.41 fm2. (n.m.)2 in a one-and the three-quasiparticle description. using an effective

  3. The distribution and variability of mesospheric odd nitrogen - A theoretical investigation

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    Frederick, J. E.; Orsini, N.

    1982-01-01

    Model calculations of the distribution of mesospheric odd nitrogen (NOx) predict large differences between the summer and winter hemispheres. The smallest mixing ratios occur in summer where dissociation of NO followed by recombination provides an efficient sink and creates a sharp minimum between 70 and 75 km. No such minimum occurs in the winter where a downward flux of NOx extends from the lower thermosphere into the upper stratosphere. However, dissociation still exerts a major influence on the NOx abundance in the winter hemisphere and limits the downward flow of nitric oxide to values much smaller than expected in the polar night.

  4. Chiral Odd Generalized Parton Distributions and Spin Densities in the Impact Parameter Space

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    Narinder Kumar; Harleen Dahiya

    2015-06-10

    In the present work we have studied the chiral odd Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) in the impact parameter space by assuming a flexible parametrization in a quark-diquark model. In order to obtain the explicit contributions from the up and down quarks, we have considered both the scalar (spin-0) and the axial-vector (spin-1) configurations for the diquark. We have also studied the spin densities for the up and down quarks in this model for monopole, dipole and quadrupole contributions for unpolarized and polarized quarks in unpolarized and polarized proton.

  5. Study of transitional doubly-odd /sup 186/Ir and /sup 184/Ir

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    Ben Braham, A.; Bourgeois, C.; Kilcher, P.; Oms, J.; Roussiere, B.; Sauvage, J.; Porquet, M.G.; Kreiner, A.J.; ISOCELE Collaboration

    1987-12-10

    The transitional doubly-odd iridium nuclei with A = 184 and 186 have been studied from the ..beta../sup +//EC decay of the corresponding platinum isotopes using the on-line mass separator ISOCELE. Configurations can be reasonably Attributed to the low-lying states of /sup 184/Ir in agreement with results already known. On the other hand an E3 transition observed in /sup 186/Ir suggests that the known long-lived 1.7h 2/sup -/ state is located at 137.5 keV above the 16h 5/sup +/ state, raising questions about structure of this latter state.

  6. Development of odd-Z-projectile reactions for transactinide element synthesis

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    Folden III, Charles Marvin

    2004-11-04

    The development of new odd-Z-projectile reactions leading to the production of transactinide elements is described. The cross section of the even-Z-projectile 208Pb(64Ni, n)271Ds reaction was measured at two new energies using the Berkeley Gas-filled Separator at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 88-Inch Cyclotron. In total, seven decay chains attributable to 271Ds were observed. These data, combined with previous results, establish an excitation function for the production of 271Ds. The maximum cross section was 20 +15 -11 pb at a center-of-target energy of 311.5 MeV in the laboratory frame.The data from the 271Ds experiments were used to estimate the optimum beam energy for the new odd-Z-projectile 208Pb(65Cu, n)272-111 reaction using the Fusion by Diffusion theory proposed by Swiatecki, Siwek-Wilczynska, and Wilczynski. A cross section for this reaction was measured for the first time, at a center-of-target energy of 321.1 MeV in the laboratory frame. The excitation energy f or compound nuclei formed at the target center was 13.2 MeV. One decay chain was observed, resulting in a measured cross section of 1.7 +3.9 -1.4 pb. This decay chain is in good agreement with previously published data on the decay of 272-111.The new odd-Z-projectile 208Pb(55Mn, n)262Bh reaction was studied at three different projectile energies, and 33 decay chains of 262Bh were observed. The existence of a previously reported alpha-decaying isomeric state in this nuclide was confirmed. Production of the ground state was preferred at all three beam energies. The maximum cross section was 540 +180 -150 pb at a projectile center-of-target energy of 264.0 MeV. This cross section is much larger than that previously reported for the even-Z-projectile 209Bi(54Cr, n)262Bh reaction, which may be because the 54Cr projectile energies in the latter reaction were too high for optimum production of the 1n product. At the highest projectile energy of 268.0 MeV in the target center, two decay chains from 261Bh were observed as a result of the 208Pb(55Mn, 2n) reaction. In summary, this work shows that odd-Z-projectile reactions can have cross sections comparable to analogous even-Z-projectile reactions, and that the energy of the maximum cross section for 1n reactions can be estimated simply.

  7. Susceptibility of the QCD Vacuum to CP-Odd Electromagnetic Background Fields

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    D'Elia, Massimo; Mariti, Marco; Negro, Francesco

    2013-02-01

    We investigate two flavor quantum chromodynamics (QCD) in the presence of CP-odd electromagnetic background fields and determine, by means of lattice QCD simulations, the induced effective ? term to first order in E?·B?. We employ a rooted staggered discretization and study lattice spacings down to 0.1 fm and Goldstone pion masses around 480 MeV. In order to deal with a positive measure, we consider purely imaginary electric fields and real magnetic fields, and then exploit the analytic continuation. Our results are relevant to a description of the effective pseudoscalar quantum electrodynamics—QCD interactions.

  8. Odd harmonics with wavelength modulation spectroscopy for recovering gas absorbance shape.

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    Zhimin, Peng; Yanjun, Ding; Lu, Che; Qiansuo, Yang

    2012-05-21

    In this paper, a new method for recovering gas absorbance shape using wavelength modulation spectroscopy is proposed. We have mathematically proven that the gas absorbance shape can be directly recovered using the data of X and Y components of odd harmonics, regardless of the value of the modulation depth. The transitions of NH(3) near 1531 nm are selected to recover the absorbance shape using numerical simulation and experimental technique. The simulation and experiment results show that our proposed method can simply and accurately recover the gas absorbance shape. PMID:22714183

  9. The use of odds ratio in the large population-based studies: Warning to readers

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    Di Lorenzo, Luigi; Coco, Valeria; Forte, Francesco; Trinchese, Giovanni Felice; Forte, Alfonso Maria; Pappagallo, Marco

    2014-01-01

    Summary When researchers conduct large prospective studies, they provide results generating statistical analysis; therefore readers need considerable familiarity with descriptive and inferential statistics. If quantitative judgments are based on interpreting odds ratios as though they were relative risks, they are unlikely to be seriously in error. Because of the calculating method, the OR is often less precise than the RR in estimating the strength of an association, and this should definitely be kept in mind by anyone who reads and interprets the results of a large population based-study. PMID:24932454

  10. Evolution of odd A transitional iridium nuclei at the strong deformation limit levels of $\\^{185}$Ir

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    Sébille-Schück, C; Genevey-Rivier, J; Höglund, A; Huck, A; Knipper, A; Richard-Serre, Claude; Walter, G

    1976-01-01

    A level scheme is proposed for neutron deficient /sup 185/Ir obtained by the decay of /sup 185/Pt produced with the ISOLDE on-line separator (CERN). This level scheme is compared to those of heavier mass iridium nuclei where the negative parity levels had been interpreted in the asymmetric-rotor-plus-particle model. In /sup 185/Ir similar systems of levels appear with a stronger prolate deformation of the nucleus. They seem correctly described by coupling an odd-particle (or a hole) to a symmetric rotor.

  11. Chiral odd generalized parton distributions and spin densities in the impact parameter space

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    Kumar, Narinder; Dahiya, Harleen

    2015-06-01

    In the present work we have studied the chiral odd generalized parton distributions in the impact parameter space by assuming a flexible parametrization in a quark-diquark model. In order to obtain the explicit contributions from the up and down quarks, we have considered both the scalar (spin-0) and the axial-vector (spin-1) configurations for the diquark. We have also studied the spin densities for the up and down quarks in this model for monopole, dipole and quadrupole contributions for unpolarized and polarized quarks in unpolarized and polarized protons.

  12. Structure of the pig/2[404]7/2+ Band in Odd Proton Nucleus 123I

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    Wang, Shou-Yu; Ma, Ying-Jun; Komatsubara, T.; Liu, Yun-Zuo; Zhang, Yu-Hu; Furuno, K.; Hayakawa, T.; Mukai, J.; Iwata, Y.; Morikawa, T.; Hagemann, B. G.; Sletten, G.; Nyberg, J.; Jerrestam, D.; Jensen, J. H.; Espino, J.; Gascon, J.; Gjørup, N.; Cederwall, B.; Tjøm, O. P.

    2004-06-01

    High spin states of the odd proton nucleus 123I have been populated in the reaction 116Cd(14N, 5n2p) at a beam energy of 65 MeV. Two previously known positive-parity DeltaI = 2 sequences have been extended up to 31/2+ and 41/2+. In addition, a number of DeltaI = 1 transitions linking the two DeltaI = 2 sequences have been observed. It is suggested that both the DeltaI = 2 sequences are built upon the oblate pig7/2[404]7/2+ Nilsson configuration.

  13. Strong Isospin Breaking in CP-even and CP-odd K -> pi pi Decays

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    C. E. Wolfe; K. Maltman

    2000-07-06

    Complete next-to-leading (chiral) order (NLO) expressions for the strong isospin-breaking (IB) contributions in K -> pi pi are used to discuss (1) for CP-even, the impact on the magnitude of the Delta I=1/2 Rule, and (2) for CP-odd, the strong IB correction, Omega_st, for the gluonic penguin contribution to epsilon'/epsilon, with particular emphasis on the strong low-energy constant (LEC) and loop contributions, numerical values for which are model-independent at NLO.

  14. Evaluation of the mean intensity of the P-odd mixing of nuclear compound states

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    V. A. Rodin; M. H. Urin

    1996-08-26

    A temperature version of the shell-optical-model approach for describing the low-energy compound-to-compound transitions induced by external single-particle fields is given. The approach is applied to evaluate the mean intensity of the P-odd mixing of nuclear compound states. Unified description for the mixing and electromagnetic transitions allows one to evaluate the mean intensity without the use of free parameters. The valence-mechanism contribution to the mentioned intensity is also evaluated. Calculation results are compared with the data deduced from cross sections of relevant neutron-induced reactions.

  15. Parity-odd effects in heavy-ion collisions in the HSD model

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    O. Teryaev; R. Usubov

    2015-01-04

    Helicity separation effect in non-central heavy ion collisions is investigated using the Hadron-String Dynamics (HSD) model. Computer simulations are done to calculate velocity and hydrodynamic helicity on a mesh in a small volume around the center of the reaction. The time dependence of hydrodynamic helicity is observed for various impact parameters and different calculation methods. Comparison with a similar earlier work is carried out. A new quantity is used to ananlyze particles in the final state. It is used to probe for p-odd effects in the final state.

  16. New binomial bent functions over the finite fields of odd characteristic

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    Tor Helleseth; Alexander Kholosha

    2010-01-01

    The p-ary function f(x) mapping GF(p4k) to GF(p) and given by f(x)=Tr4k(xp3k+p2k-pk+1+x2) is proven to be a weakly regular bent function and the exact value of its Walsh transform coefficients is found. This is the first proven infinite class of nonquadratic generalized bent functions over the fields of an arbitrary odd characteristic. The proof is based on a few new

  17. Lack of motor prediction, rather than perceptual conflict, evokes an odd sensation upon stepping onto a stopped escalator.

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    Gomi, Hiroaki; Sakurada, Takeshi; Fukui, Takao

    2014-01-01

    When stepping onto a stopped escalator, we often perceive an "odd sensation" that is never felt when stepping onto stairs. The sight of an escalator provides a strong contextual cue that, in expectation of the backward acceleration when stepping on, triggers an anticipatory forward postural adjustment driven by a habitual and implicit motor process. Here we contrast two theories about why this postural change leads to an odd sensation. The first theory links the odd sensation to a lack of sensorimotor prediction from all low-level implicit motor processes. The second theory links the odd sensation to the high-level conflict between the conscious awareness that the escalator is stopped and the implicit perception that evokes an endogenous motor program specific to a moving escalator. We show very similar postural changes can also arise from reflexive responses to visual stimuli, such as contracting/expanding optic flow fields, and that these reflexive responses produce similar odd sensations to the stopped escalator. We conclude that the high-level conflict is not necessary for such sensations. In contrast, the implicitly driven behavioral change itself essentially leads to the odd sensation in motor perception since the unintentional change may be less attributable to self-generated action because of a lack of motor predictions. PMID:24688460

  18. Lack of motor prediction, rather than perceptual conflict, evokes an odd sensation upon stepping onto a stopped escalator

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    Gomi, Hiroaki; Sakurada, Takeshi; Fukui, Takao

    2014-01-01

    When stepping onto a stopped escalator, we often perceive an “odd sensation” that is never felt when stepping onto stairs. The sight of an escalator provides a strong contextual cue that, in expectation of the backward acceleration when stepping on, triggers an anticipatory forward postural adjustment driven by a habitual and implicit motor process. Here we contrast two theories about why this postural change leads to an odd sensation. The first theory links the odd sensation to a lack of sensorimotor prediction from all low-level implicit motor processes. The second theory links the odd sensation to the high-level conflict between the conscious awareness that the escalator is stopped and the implicit perception that evokes an endogenous motor program specific to a moving escalator. We show very similar postural changes can also arise from reflexive responses to visual stimuli, such as contracting/expanding optic flow fields, and that these reflexive responses produce similar odd sensations to the stopped escalator. We conclude that the high-level conflict is not necessary for such sensations. In contrast, the implicitly driven behavioral change itself essentially leads to the odd sensation in motor perception since the unintentional change may be less attributable to self-generated action because of a lack of motor predictions. PMID:24688460

  19. Depression is a serious public-health problem and the leading cause of disability worldwide. Studies have shown neighbourhood

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    Kambhampati, Patanjali

    Abstract MOTIVATION Depression is a serious public-health problem and the leading cause of disability worldwide. Studies have shown neighbourhood characteristics to be associated with depression, but it is not clear which neighbourhood features matter most for depression, for whom this effect is most relevant

  20. GLUCOSE REGULATION IN INTENSIVE CARE Many studies have shown that increased blood glucose (BG) levels are associated with an

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    van Gaans, Onno

    GLUCOSE REGULATION IN INTENSIVE CARE Many studies have shown that increased blood glucose (BG Center in Groningen (UMCG) uses the so-called Glucose Regulation in ICU Patients (GRIP) computer system- puterized glucose control system at a surgical intensive care unit, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision

  1. negative regulators of apoptosis such as Bcl-2 (8, 9) and IAPs (10) have been shown to have

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    Dinsmore, Tony

    negative regulators of apoptosis such as Bcl-2 (8, 9) and IAPs (10) have been shown to have is in the 10- M range and does not arise during apoptosis (36). The requirement for millimolar dATP also contra, in light of our finding that PHAP proteins promote apoptosis by accelerating caspase-9 activation, we

  2. Engel et al. Reply: In our Letter [1] we have experimen tally shown that angular momentum can be transferred

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    Engel, Andreas

    Engel et al. Reply: In our Letter [1] we have experimen­ tally shown that angular momentum can­ sions. A. E. acknowledges financial support from the Volkswagenstiftung. Andreas Engel 1,2, * and Peter: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.188902 PACS numbers: 05.40.--a, 82.70.--y, 75.50.Mm *Electronic address: engel

  3. Abstract. Epidemiological studies have shown that the clinical incidence of prostate cancer varies by geographical area. When

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    Jankun, Jerzy

    rectal examination has led to an increase in the diagnosis of prostate cancer in its early stagesAbstract. Epidemiological studies have shown that the clinical incidence of prostate cancer varies by geographical area. When individuals move from low to high prostate cancer incidence areas, the risk

  4. MAES Project Review Procedures The projects shown on the Project Review list (distributed to Department Heads) will

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Page 1 MAES Project Review Procedures The projects shown on the Project Review list (distributed of current projects in your department, use the MAES Department Lookup http://ag/departmentlookup/. Please advise the Director's Office of new faculty who will be establishing a project this year

  5. During the past decade, it has been shown repeatedly that free-flying honeybees can be trained in discrimination

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    Boyce, C. Kevin

    During the past decade, it has been shown repeatedly that free-flying honeybees can be trained,b; Kirschvink and Kobayashi- Kirschvink, 1991; Kirschvink et al. 1992). Honeybees are therefore one of the best in which individual honeybees were trained to discriminate between the presence or absence of a small

  6. Naturalistic Change in Nonclinical Paranoid Experiences Background: Numerous studies have shown that paranoia is common in the nonclinical

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    Royal Holloway, University of London

    shown that paranoia is common in the nonclinical population, however little research has examined experiences. Method: 60 participants described an idiosyncratic experience of paranoia, including when, preoccupation and impact, which might be useful in enhancing interventions for clinical and nonclinical paranoia

  7. 0.1 Hyperbolic trajectories As we have shown, in the standard perifocal frame (i.e., special coordinate

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    Olver, Peter

    #12; = k 2 =` 3 , and ` is the angular momentum of the trajectory. Also recall that the polar0.1 Hyperbolic trajectories As we have shown, in the standard perifocal frame (i.e., special trajectory solution of Newton's gravitational equation takes the form d#18; dt = #12;(1 e cos #18;) 2 where

  8. We have demonstrated consolidation during sleep for complex, generalized skill acquisition. Previous research has shown that sleep

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    Walker, Matthew P.

    We have demonstrated consolidation during sleep for complex, generalized skill acquisition. Previous research has shown that sleep affects perceptual4,7,8 and motor learning10 , in tasks limited words (episodic, declarative representations), and the establishment of a mapping defined over the set

  9. Cerebral Perfusion Abnormalities in Children With Sturge-Weber Syndrome Shown by Dynamic Contrast Bolus Magnetic Resonance Perfusion Imaging

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    Amlyn L. Evans; Elysa Widjaja; Daniel J. A. Connolly; Paul D. Griffiths

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVE.Sturge-Weber syndrome is characterized by leptomeningeal angiomatosis and a facial naevus that is usually unilateral. Magnetic resonance imaging is the cornerstone of confirming the disease and judging the extent of the abnormalities. It has been shown, however, that brain perfusion abnormalities on nuclear med- icine imaging often are more extensive than the abnormal leptomeningeal en- hancement on magnetic resonance. In

  10. Summary Leaf structure has been shown to be an important determinant of leaf photosynthetic characteristics, yet the na-

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    Green, Scott

    Summary Leaf structure has been shown to be an important determinant of leaf photosynthetic characteristics, yet the na- ture of this relationship remains ambiguous. It has been sug- gested that intra-leaf shading of chloroplasts may explain the negative influence of increasing leaf thickness/density on mass

  11. On the representation of even numbers as the sum and difference of two primes and the representation of odd numbers as the sum of an odd prime and an even semiprime and the distribution of primes in short intervals

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    Shan-Guang Tan

    2015-06-15

    The representation of even numbers as the sum of two primes and the distribution of primes in short intervals were investigated and a main theorem was given out and proved, which states: For every number $n$ greater than a positive number $n_{0}$, let $q$ be an odd prime number smaller than $\\sqrt{2n}$ and $d=2n-q$, then there is always at least an odd number $d$ which does not contain any prime factor smaller than $\\sqrt{2n}$ and must be an odd prime number greater than $2n-\\sqrt{2n}$. Then it was proved that for every number $n$ greater than 1, there are always at least a pair of primes $p$ and $q$ which are symmetrical about the number $n$ so that even numbers greater than 2 can be expressed as the sum of two primes. Hence, the Goldbach's conjecture was proved. Also theorems of the distribution of primes in short intervals were given out and proved. By these theorems, the Legendre's conjecture, the Oppermann's conjecture, the Hanssner's conjecture, the Brocard's conjecture, the Andrica's conjecture, the Sierpinski's conjecture and the Sierpinski's conjecture of triangular numbers were proved and the Mills' constant can be determined. The representation of odd numbers as the sum of an odd prime number and an even semiprime was investigated and a main theorem was given out and proved, which states: For every number $n$ greater than a positive number $n_{0}$, let $q$ be an odd prime number smaller than $\\sqrt{2n}$ and $d=2n+1-2q$, then there is always at least an odd number $d$ which does not contain any odd prime factor smaller than $\\sqrt{2n}$ and must be a prime number greater than $2n+1-2\\sqrt{2n}$. Then it was proved that for every number $n$ greater than 2, there are always at least a pair of primes $p$ and $q$ so that all odd integers greater than 5 can be represented as the sum of an odd prime number and an even semiprime. Hence, the Lemoine's conjecture was proved.

  12. Levels of {sup 187}Au: A detailed study of shape coexistence in an odd-mass nucleus

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    Rupnik, D.; Zganjar, E.F. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 (United States)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803 (United States); Wood, J.L. [School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States)] [School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States); Semmes, P.B. [Department of Physics, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505 (United States); Mantica, P.F. [UNISOR, Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States)] [UNISOR, Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States)

    1998-08-01

    The decays of {sup 187}Hg (2.2 min; J{sup {pi}}=13/2{sup +}) and {sup 187}Hg (2.4 min; J{sup {pi}}=3/2{sup {minus}}) have been studied with mass-separated sources at the UNISOR facility. Multiscaled spectra of {gamma} rays, x rays, and conversion electrons, as well as {gamma}{gamma}t, {gamma}xt, e{gamma}t, and ext coincidences were obtained. Decay schemes have been constructed incorporating {gt}99{percent} of the decay intensities assigned to the high-spin and low-spin decays. The {gamma}-ray gated conversion-electron spectra permitted determination of 367 conversion coefficients. A variety of coexisting band structures are established in {sup 187}Au. Some of these have near-identical analogs in the heavier odd-mass Au isotopes. The remaining bands reveal new degrees of freedom at low excitation energy in {sup 187}Au. Nine electric monopole (E0) transitions are observed to deexcite members of these new bands. The work represents an undertaking to achieve a benchmark in {ital complete} spectroscopy following radioactive decay. The most notable band structure in {sup 187}Au has two bands with identical spins, nearly identical relative energies, and electric monopole transitions connecting the {ital favored} members. These bands can be understood as {pi}h{sub 9/2} and {pi}f{sub 7/2} intruder configurations coupled to coexisting prolate or near-prolate ({gamma}{le} 20{degree}) cores having diabatic configurations that differ only in the number of protons occupying the N=5 intruder configurations. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

  13. Effects of odd-numbered medium-chain fatty acids on the accumulation of long-chain 3-hydroxy-fatty acids in long-chain L-3-hydroxyacyl CoA dehydrogenase and mitochondrial trifunctional protein deficient skin fibroblasts.

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    Jones, Patricia M; Butt, Yasmeen M; Bennett, Michael J

    2004-02-01

    The treatment for patients with genetic disorders of mitochondrial long-chain fatty acid beta-oxidation is directed toward providing sufficient sources of energy for normal growth and development, and at the same time preventing the adverse effects that precipitate or result from metabolic decompensation. Standard of care treatment has focused on preventing the mobilization of lipids that result from fasting and providing medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) in the diet in order to bypass the long-chain metabolic block. MCTs that are currently available as commercial preparations are in the form of even-chain fatty acids that are predominately a mixture of octanoate and decanoate. Recently, the use of odd-chain fatty acids has been proposed as an alternative treatment. We have shown previously that the even-numbered medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are found in MCT preparations can reduce the accumulation of potentially toxic long-chain metabolites of fatty acid oxidation (FAO). In the current study, we undertook to determine if the same is true of odd-numbered MCFAs. We found that provision of odd-chain species does decrease the build-up of long-chain FAO intermediates in our in vitro skin fibroblast model, but to a lesser extent than even-numbered MCFAs. PMID:14741189

  14. Observations of odd-half cyclotron harmonic emissions in a shell-Maxwellian laboratory plasma

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    Urrutia, J. M.; Stenzel, R. L.

    1983-01-01

    During the last 14 years, the subject of odd-half electron cyclotron harmonic emission from plasma has been given considerable attention. It was apparently first reported to occur in a beam plasma machine. The existence of the emission in space has been well documented through observations made with satellites. Because wavelengths are difficult to observe in space, no wave number spectrum has ever been obtained for the half-odd harmonic emission. Such a spectrum together with a frequency spectrum might provide the basis for a successful modeling of the instability. The present investigation is concerned with the design of a laboratory experiment in which a plasma with an anisotropic velocity distribution is produced and measured. In addition, the dispersion relation is directly measured, and a noise analysis is conducted. The obtained plasma, a mixture of shell and Maxwellian distributions, is found to emit waves within the Bernstein wave branches. By correlation measurements, a mode is found which is essentially an absolute instability in a narrow frequency band.

  15. Large odd-even staggering in the very light platinum isotopes from laser spectroscopy

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    Le Blanc, F.; Obert, J.; Oms, J.; Putaux, J. C.; Roussiere, B.; Sauvage, J. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, IN2P3-CNRS, 91406 Orsay Cedex (France); Pinard, J.; Cabaret, L.; Duong, H. T. [Laboratoire Aime Cotton, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Crawford, J. E.; Lee, J. K. P. [Foster Radiation Laboratory, Mc Gill University, H3A2T8 Montreal (Canada); Genevey, J. [Institut des Sciences Nuceaires, IN2P3-CNRS, 38026 Grenoble Cedex (France); Girod, M.; Peru, S. [C.E.A, Service de Physique Nucleaire, BP 12, 91680 Bruyeres-le-Chatel (France); Huber, G.; Krieg, M.; Sebastian, V. [Institut fuer Physik der Universitaet Mainz, 55099 Mainz (Germany); Lettry, J. [CERN, 1211 Geneve 23 (Switzerland); Lunney, D. [C.S.N.S.M., IN2P3-CNRS, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France); Zemlyanoi, S. [Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reaction, JINR, Dubna 141980, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)

    1998-12-21

    Laser spectroscopy measurements have been carried out on very neutron-deficient platinum isotopes with the COMPLIS experimental set-up on line with the ISOLDE-Booster facility. For the first time, Hg {alpha}-decay was exploited to extend the very light platinum chain. Using the 5d{sup 9}6s {sup 3}D{sub 3}{yields}5d{sup 9}6p {sup 3}P{sub 2} optical transition, hyperfine spectra of {sup 182,181,180,179,178}Pt and {sup 183}Pt{sup m} were recorded for the first time. The variation of the mean square charge radius between these nuclei, the magnetic moments of the odd isotopes and the quadrupole moment of {sup 183}Pt{sup m} were thus measured. A large deformation change between {sup 183}Pt{sup g} and {sup 183}Pt{sup m}, an odd-even staggering of the charge radius and a deformation drop from A=179 are clearly observed. All these results are discussed and compared with microscopic theoretical predictions using Hartree-Fock-Bogolyubov calculations using the Gogny force.

  16. Use of two data sources to estimate odds ratios in case-control studies.

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    Drews, C D; Flanders, W D; Kosinski, A S

    1993-07-01

    Information bias is among the most serious and common problems in epidemiology. Approaches have been developed to reduce information bias by correcting for known amounts of misclassification. Unfortunately, in most studies, the extent of exposure misclassification cannot be easily estimated. We discuss the application to case-control studies of an approach originally proposed by Hui and Walter in 1980 to estimate the sensitivity and specificity of two independent classification schemes (Hui SL, Walter SD. Biometrics 1980;36:167-171). In this paper, we propose using the EM algorithm to provide a simple numeric technique for implementing their method that seems to converge for most real-world data. Our approach allows inclusion of a measure of non-independence of the two classification schemes, and we assess the influence of non-independence on the odds ratio. Finally, we provide a simple variance estimate for the odds ratio based on the delta method and maximum likelihood theory. We exemplify our results and method with data from a case-control study of sudden infant death syndrome in which data on some variables were obtained from both maternal interviews and medical records. PMID:8347743

  17. bowel, an odd-skipped homolog, functions in the terminal pathway during Drosophila embryogenesis.

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    Wang, L; Coulter, D E

    1996-01-01

    The terminal genes of Drosophila specify non-segmented regions of the larval body that are derived from the anterior and posterior regions of the early embryo. Terminal class genes include both maternal-effect loci (typified by the receptor tyrosine kinase torso) that encode components of a signal transduction cascade and zygotic genes (e.g. tailless and huckebein) that are transcribed at the poles of the embryo in response to the local activation of the pathway. We have characterized a zygotic gene, bowel, that was identified as a zinc finger homolog of the pair-rule segmentation gene odd-skipped. bowel transcripts are initially expressed at both poles of the blastoderm embryo and in a single cephalic stripe. This pattern depends upon torso and tailless activity, but is not affected in huckebein mutants. We isolated and sequenced five mutations that affect the bowel protein, including a nonsense mutation upstream of the zinc fingers and a missense mutation in a putative zinc-chelating residue. bowel mutants die as late embryos with defects in terminal derivatives including the hindgut and proventriculus. Our results indicate that the developmental roles of odd-skipped and bowel have diverged substantially, and that bowel represents a new member of the terminal hierarchy that acts downstream of tailless and mediates a subset of tailless functions in the posterior of the embryo. Images PMID:8670819

  18. Abstract--Virtual environments (VE) have been shown to be a powerful tool for various forms of rehabilitation.

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    Kenyon, Robert V.

    of rehabilitation. Currently, VE has been used in psychological training, motor recovery, visual relearning, and pain reduction during physical therapy. VE's use is also being explored in stroke rehabilitation coupled to robots, posture control in labyrinthine deficit patients, tele-rehabilitation and in other

  19. SPIN Physics at GSI

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    Frank Rathmann

    2005-01-25

    Polarized antiprotons produced by spin filtering with an internal polarized gas target provide access to a wealth of single-- and double--spin observables, thereby opening a window to physics uniquely accessible with the HESR at FAIR. This includes a first measurement of the transversity distribution of the valence quarks in the proton, a test of the predicted opposite sign of the Sivers--function, related to the quark distribution inside a transversely polarized nucleon, in Drell--Yan (DY) as compared to semi--inclusive DIS, and a first measurement of the moduli and the relative phase of the time--like electric and magnetic form factors G_{E,M} of the proton. In polarized and unpolarized proton--antiproton elastic scattering open questions like the contribution from the odd charge--symmetry Landshoff--mechanism at large |t| and spin--effects in the extraction of the forward scattering amplitude at low |t| can be addressed.

  20. Joint associations of multiple leisure-time sedentary behaviours and physical activity with obesity in Australian adults

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    Takemi Sugiyama; Genevieve N Healy; David W Dunstan; Jo Salmon; Neville Owen

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Television viewing and physical inactivity are independently associated with risk of obesity. However, how the combination of multiple leisure-time sedentary behaviours (LTSB) and physical activity (LTPA) may contribute to the risk of obesity is not well understood. We examined the joint associations of multiple sedentary behaviours and physical activity with the odds of being overweight or obese. METHODS: A

  1. The German Physical Society in the Third Reich: Local Conservatism between Co-optation and Autonomy.

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    Beyler, Richard

    2006-05-01

    During the National Socialism regime the German Physical Society (GPS), like many other German professional organizations, faced difficult choices along the spectrum of co-optation into the Nazi power structure and autonomy from the regime. This paper examines several examples of the Society's actions which shown an seeking to maintain traditional disciplinary standards while at the same time selectively cooperating with some of the regime's expectations. The successful riposte to ardent Nazi Johannes Stark's effort to become GPS chair in 1933 showed that the GPS was able to assert its traditional disciplinary authority structure even in the face of efforts to subsume the Society under the leadership principle favored by the Nazis. The Society's later election of industrial physicist Carl Ramsauer showed the GPS emphsizing the strategic (also military) importance of physics--and also willing to accommodate the regime's demand for the exclusion of non-Aryans. Finally, the choices behind the GPS's awarding of its presitigious Max Planck Medal in the late 1930's and early 40's show that both achievement in physics and political considerations--favoring scientists sympathetic to the regime, avoiding those antagonistic to it--were taken into account. Taken together, these examples demonstrate a kind of ``local conservativism'' that was at some times at odds with Nazi ideology but which nevertheless avoided open confrontation and indeed selectively cooperated with the regime's agenda.

  2. Factors associated with leisure time physical inactivity in black individuals: hierarchical model.

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    Pitanga, Francisco José Gondim; Lessa, Ines; Barbosa, Paulo José B; Barbosa, Simone Janete O; Costa, Maria Cecília; Lopes, Adair da Silva

    2014-01-01

    Background. A number of studies have shown that the black population exhibits higher levels of leisure-time physical inactivity (LTPI), but few have investigated the factors associated with this behavior. Objective. The aim of this study was to analyze associated factors and the explanatory model proposed for LTPI in black adults. Methods. The design was cross-sectional with a sample of 2,305 adults from 20-96 years of age, 902 (39.1%) men, living in the city of Salvador, Brazil. LTPI was analyzed using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). A hierarchical model was built with the possible factors associated with LTPI, distributed in distal (age and sex), intermediate 1 (socioeconomic status, educational level and marital status), intermediate 2 (perception of safety/violence in the neighborhood, racial discrimination in private settings and physical activity at work) and proximal blocks (smoking and participation in Carnival block rehearsals). We estimated crude and adjusted odds ratio (OR) using logistic regression. Results. The variables inversely associated with LTPI were male gender, socioeconomic status and secondary/university education, although the proposed model explains only 4.2% of LTPI. Conclusions. We conclude that male gender, higher education and socioeconomic status can reduce LTPI in black adults. PMID:25289177

  3. Physical Development: Thinking Physically

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    Strickland, Erik

    2005-01-01

    Children grow and develop physically according to their own experiences, characteristics, and abilities. Physical development is so important and the environment should allow each child to find her space in the sunshine. This can be done by: (1) creating the right outdoor environment; (2) allowing children time to use it; (3) encouraging movement…

  4. Combined Influence of Physical Activity and Screen Time Recommendations on Childhood Overweight

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    KELLY R. LAURSON; JOEY C. EISENMANN; GREGORY J. WELK; ERIC E. WICKEL; DOUGLAS A. GENTILE; DAVID A. WALSH

    Objectives To examine the combined influence of physical activity and screen time (television and video games) on the odds of being overweight and to evaluate the utility of current public policy recommendations. Study design Physical activity was assessed by a pedometer and screen time was assessed by survey in a sample of 709 children age 7 to 12 years. The

  5. Odd parity transport in non-Abelian superfluids from symmetry locking

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    Hoyos, Carlos; Kim, Bom Soo; Oz, Yaron

    2014-10-01

    We consider relativistic non-Abelian superfluids, where the expectation value of the global symmetry currents relate space and internal indices, thus creating a "locked" phase. Locking a superfluid with SU(2) internal symmetry in 2+1 dimensions breaks parity spontaneously, and introduces parity-odd terms in the constitutive relations. We show that there are qualitatively different extensions of the rest frame locking to non-zero velocities. We construct the resulting superfluid hydrodynamics up to the first derivative order. Using an expansion close to the critical point, we estimate the ratio of the Hall viscosity and the angular momentum density. Our general hydrodynamic results are compatible with the holographic p-wave calculations in arXiv:1311.4882.

  6. Odd Parity Transport In Non-Abelian Superfluids From Symmetry Locking

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    Carlos Hoyos; Bom Soo Kim; Yaron Oz

    2014-10-22

    We consider relativistic non-Abelian superfluids, where the expectation value of the global symmetry currents relate space and internal indices, thus creating a "locked" phase. Locking a superfluid with SU(2) internal symmetry in 2+1 dimensions breaks parity spontaneously, and introduces parity-odd terms in the constitutive relations. We show that there are qualitatively different extensions of the rest frame locking to non-zero velocities. We construct the resulting superfluid hydrodynamics up to the first derivative order. Using an expansion close to the critical point, we estimate the ratio of the Hall viscosity and the angular momentum density. Our general hydrodynamic results are compatible with the holographic p-wave calculations in arXiv:1311.4882.

  7. Suppression of the Kondo effect in quantum dots by even-odd asymmetry

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    Wan, Y.; Phillips, P. [Loomis Laboratory of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1100 W. Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801-3080 (United States)] [Loomis Laboratory of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1100 W. Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801-3080 (United States); Li, Q. [Ames Laboratory and Department of Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States)] [Ames Laboratory and Department of Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States)

    1995-05-15

    We analyze here a model for single-electron charging in semiconductor quantum dots that includes the standard Anderson on-site repulsion ({ital U}) as well as the spin exchange ({ital J}{sub {ital d}}) that is inherently present among the electrons occupying the various quantum levels of the dot. We show explicitly that for ferromagnetic coupling ({ital J}{sub {ital d}}{gt}0), an {ital s}-{ital d} exchange for an {ital S}=1 Kondo problem is recovered. In contrast, for the antiferromagnetic case, {ital J}{sub {ital d}}{lt}0, we find that the Kondo effect is present only if there are an odd number of electrons on the dot. In addition, we find that spin exchange produces a second period as well as additional fine structure in the conductance that is consistent with experimental measurements.

  8. The even-odd systematics in R-process nuclide abundances

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    Marti, K.; Suess, H. E.

    1988-01-01

    The paper reports and discusses solar system N(R) abundances for nuclides A greater than 70, obtained as differences between measured solar system abundances and calculated S-process contributions. The abundance peak at A of about 163 in the rare earth element region reveals properties which are similar to those of the R-process peaks corresponding to magic neutron numbers N = 82 and N = 126. Systematic differences in the N(R) abundances of even-A and odd-A nuclides are restricted to specific mass regions. It is concluded that these differences are most probably related to the properties of nuclear species during beta(-) decay to the stability valley.

  9. Large odd-numbered carbon clusters from fullerene-ozone reactions

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    McElvany, S.W.; Callahan, J.H.; Ross, M.M. (Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States)); Lamb, L.D.; Huffman, D.R. (Univ. of Arizona, Tucson (United States))

    1993-06-11

    The odd-numbered carbon clusters C[sub 119], C[sub 129], and C[sub 139] have been observed in the mass spectra of toluene extracts of fullerene soots and of the products of ozone-fullerene reactions. Specifically, ozone-C[sub 60] reactions yield C[sub 119], ozone-C[sub 70] reactions yield C[sub 139], and ozone-(C[sub 60]/C[sub 70]) reactions produce C[sub 119], C[sub 129], and C[sub 139]. These unexpected species correspond to dimers of C[sub 60], C[sub 60]/C[sub 70], and C[sub 70], respectively, less one carbon atom, and are stable gas-phase ions with behavior similar to that of fullerenes. The results suggest a new route to functionalization and derivatization of fullerenes through controlled ozone-catalyzed cage-opening reactions. 11 refs., 3 figs.

  10. Two-phonon {gamma}-vibrational states in rotating triaxial odd-A nuclei

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    Matsuzaki, Masayuki [Department of Physics, Fukuoka University of Education, Munakata, Fukuoka 811-4192 (Japan)

    2011-05-15

    The distribution of the two-phonon {gamma}-vibrational collectivity in the rotating triaxial odd-A nucleus {sup 103}Nb, which is one of the three nuclides for which experimental data were reported recently, is calculated in the framework of the particle vibration coupling model based on the cranked shell model plus random phase approximation. This framework was previously utilized for analyses of the zero- and one-phonon bands in another mass region and is applied to the two-phonon band for the first time. In the present calculation, three sequences of two-phonon bands share collectivity almost equally at finite rotation whereas the K={Omega}+4 state is the purest at zero rotation.

  11. Emission and absorption of photons and the black-body spectra in Lorentz-odd Electrodynamics

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    J. M. Fonseca; A. H. Gomes; W. A. Moura-Melo

    2008-09-03

    We study a number of issues related to the emission and absorption radiation by non-relativistic electrons within the framework of a Lorentz-breaking electrodynamics in (3+1) dimensions. Our main results concern how Planck-like spectrum law is sensitive to terms that violate Lorentz symmetry. We have realized that Planck law acquires extra terms proportional to the violating parameters: for the CPT-odd model, the leading extra terms appear to be linear or quadratic in these violating parameters according to the background vector is parallel or perpendicular to the photon wave-vector. In the CPT-even case a linear `correction' shows up. Among other possible ways to probe for these violations, by means of the present results, we may quote the direct observation of the extra contributions or an unbalancing in the mean occupation number of photon modes in a given thermal bath.

  12. An ab initio theory of double odd-even mass differences in nuclei

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    Saperstein, E. E.; Baldo, M.; Gnezdilov, N. V.; Lombardo, U.; Pankratov, S. S.

    2012-12-01

    Two aspects of the problem of evaluating double odd-even mass differences D2 in semi-magic nuclei are studied related to existence of two components with different properties, a superfluid nuclear subsystem and a non-superfluid one. For the superfluid subsystem, the difference D2 is approximately equal to 2?, the gap ? being the solution of the gap equation. For the non-superfluid subsystem, D2 is found by solving the equation for two-particle Green function for normal systems. Both equations under consideration contain the same effective pairing interaction. For the latter, the semi-microscopic model is used in which the main term calculated from the first principles is supplemented with a small phenomenological addendum containing one phenomenological parameter supposed to be universal for all medium and heavy atomic nuclei.

  13. Fifty-odd years of inter-group contact: from hypothesis to integrated theory.

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    Hewstone, Miles; Swart, Hermann

    2011-09-01

    We review 50-odd years of research on Allport's (1954)'contact hypothesis', to assess progress, problems, and prospects. We chart the progress that has been made in understanding two distinct forms of contact: direct and indirect. We highlight the progress made in understanding the effects of each type of contact, as well as both moderating and mediating factors, and emphasize the multiple impacts of direct contact, especially. We then consider some of the main critiques of inter-group contact, focusing on empirical issues and whether contact impedes social change, and provide a research agenda for the coming years. We conclude that this body of work no longer merits the modest title of 'hypothesis', but fully deserves acknowledgement as an integrated and influential theory. PMID:21884537

  14. Gamow-Teller response in deformed even and odd neutron-rich Zr and Mo isotopes

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    Sarriguren, P.; Algora, A.; Pereira, J.

    2014-03-01

    ?-decay properties of neutron-rich Zr and Mo isotopes are investigated within a microscopic theoretical approach based on the proton-neutron quasiparticle random-phase approximation. The underlying mean field is described self-consistently from deformed Skyrme Hartree-Fock calculations with pairing correlations. Residual separable particle-hole and particle-particle forces are also included in the formalism. The structural evolution in these isotopic chains including both even and odd isotopes is analyzed in terms of the equilibrium deformed shapes. Gamow-Teller strength distributions, ?-decay half-lives, and ?-delayed neutron-emission probabilities are studied, stressing their relevance to describe the path of the nucleosynthesis rapid neutron capture process.

  15. Gamow-Teller response in deformed even and odd neutron-rich Zr and Mo isotopes

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    Sarriguren, P; Pereira, J

    2014-01-01

    Beta-decay properties of neutron-rich Zr and Mo isotopes are investigated within a microscopic theoretical approach based on the proton-neutron quasiparticle random-phase approximation. The underlying mean field is described self-consistently from deformed Skyrme Hartree-Fock calculations with pairing correlations. Residual separable particle-hole and particle-particle forces are also included in the formalism. The structural evolution in these isotopic chains including both even and odd isotopes is analyzed in terms of the equilibrium deformed shapes. Gamow-Teller strength distributions, beta-decay half-lives, and beta-delayed neutron-emission probabilities are studied, stressing their relevance to describe the path of the nucleosynthesis rapid neutron capture process.

  16. Gamow-Teller response in deformed even and odd neutron-rich Zr and Mo isotopes

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    P. Sarriguren; A. Algora; J. Pereira

    2014-03-05

    Beta-decay properties of neutron-rich Zr and Mo isotopes are investigated within a microscopic theoretical approach based on the proton-neutron quasiparticle random-phase approximation. The underlying mean field is described self-consistently from deformed Skyrme Hartree-Fock calculations with pairing correlations. Residual separable particle-hole and particle-particle forces are also included in the formalism. The structural evolution in these isotopic chains including both even and odd isotopes is analyzed in terms of the equilibrium deformed shapes. Gamow-Teller strength distributions, beta-decay half-lives, and beta-delayed neutron-emission probabilities are studied, stressing their relevance to describe the path of the nucleosynthesis rapid neutron capture process.

  17. Hairy black holes: Stability under odd-parity perturbations and existence of slowly rotating solutions

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    Anabalón, Andrés; Bi?ák, Ji?í; Saavedra, Joel

    2014-12-01

    We show that, independently of the scalar field potential and of specific asymptotic properties of the spacetime (asymptotically flat, de Sitter or anti-de Sitter), any static, spherically symmetric or planar, black hole solution of the Einstein theory minimally coupled to a real scalar field with a general potential is mode stable under linear odd-parity perturbations. To this end, we generalize the Regge-Wheeler equation for a generic self-interacting scalar field, and show that the potential of the relevant Schrödinger operator can be mapped, by the so-called S-deformation, to a semipositively defined potential. With these results at hand we study the existence of slowly rotating configurations. The frame dragging effect is compared with the corresponding effect in the case of a Kerr black hole.

  18. {beta}-decay of odd-A {sup 57}Ti and {sup 59}V

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    Liddick, S.N.; Mantica, P.F.; Tomlin, B.E. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Broda, R.; Fornal, B. [Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, PL-31342, Cracow (Poland); Brown, B.A.; Davies, A.D.; Schatz, H. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Carpenter, M.P.; Janssens, R.V.F. [Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439 (United States); Horoi, M. [Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859 (United States); Morton, A.C.; Mueller, W.F.; Stolz, A. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Pavan, J.; Tabor, S.L.; Wiedeking, M. [Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 (United States)

    2005-11-01

    The {beta}-decay of odd-A, neutron-rich {sup 57}Ti and {sup 59}V are studied. More precise {beta}-decay half-lives of 98{+-}5 and 97{+-}2 ms are deduced for {sup 57}Ti and {sup 59}V, respectively. In addition, {beta}-delayed {gamma}-ray spectroscopy is used to deduce {beta}-decay branching ratios and establish the low-energy-level structures of the daughter nuclides. The new data for levels in {sup 57}V and {sup 59}Cr are compared with the results of shell-model calculations completed in the full pf model space. Both {sup 57}V and {sup 59}Cr show evidence of modest oblate deformation near the ground state.

  19. Odd p isotope {sup 113}In: Measurement of {alpha}-induced reactions

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    Yalcin, C. [Kocaeli University, Department of Physics, Umuttepe 41380, Kocaeli (Turkey); ATOMKI, H-4001 Debrecen, POB. 51 (Hungary); Gueray, R. T.; Oezkan, N.; Kutlu, S. [Kocaeli University, Department of Physics, Umuttepe 41380, Kocaeli (Turkey); Gyuerky, Gy.; Farkas, J.; Kiss, G. G.; Fueloep, Zs.; Simon, A.; Somorjai, E. [ATOMKI, H-4001 Debrecen, POB. 51 (Hungary); Rauscher, T. [University of Basel, Department of Physics, CH-4056 Basel (Switzerland)

    2009-06-15

    One of the few p nuclei with an odd number of protons is {sup 113}In. Reaction cross sections of {sup 113}In({alpha},{gamma}){sup 117}Sb and {sup 113}In({alpha},n){sup 116}Sb have been measured with the activation method at center-of-mass energies between 8.66 and 13.64 MeV, close to the astrophysically relevant energy range. The experiments were carried out at the cyclotron accelerator of ATOMKI. The activities were determined by off-line detection of the decay {gamma} rays with a HPGe detector. Measured cross sections and astrophysical S factor results are presented and compared with statistical model calculations using three different {alpha}+nucleus potentials. The comparison indicates that the standard rates used in the majority of network calculations for these reactions were too fast due to the energy dependence of the optical {alpha} potential at low energy.

  20. On strontium isotopic anomalies and odd-A p-process abundances. [in solar system

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    Clayton, D. D.

    1978-01-01

    Several aspects of the nucleosynthesis of Sr isotopes are considered in an attempt to shed light on the problem of the Sr isotopic anomalies discovered in an inclusion of the Allende meteorite. Decomposition of the Sr isotopes into average r-, s-, and p-process nucleosynthetic classes is performed. It is suggested that the Allende inclusion most likely has an excess of s-process Sr and that the initial Sr-87/Sr-86 isotopic ratio is probably slightly more primitive than basaltic achondrites. The results also show that Sn-115 is mostly due to the r-process and that odd-A yields are very small. It is concluded that if the Sr anomaly in the inclusion is an average s enhancement, it argues somewhat in favor of a model of gas/dust fractionation of s and r isotopes during accumulation of the inclusion parent in the protosolar cloud.

  1. Multiple Imputation for Missing Values Through Conditional Semiparametric Odds Ratio Models

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    Chen, Hua Yun; Xie, Hui; Qian, Yi

    2010-01-01

    Summary Multiple imputation is a practically useful approach to handling incompletely observed data in statistical analysis. Parameter estimation and inference based on imputed full data have been made easy by Rubin's rule for result combination. However, creating proper imputation that accommodates flexible models for statistical analysis in practice can be very challenging. We propose an imputation framework that uses conditional semiparametric odds ratio models to impute the missing values. The proposed imputation framework is more flexible and robust than the imputation approach based on the normal model. It is a compatible framework in comparison to the approach based on fully conditionally specified models. The proposed algorithms for multiple imputation through the Monte Carlo Markov Chain sampling approach can be straightforwardly carried out. Simulation studies demonstrate that the proposed approach performs better than existing, commonly used imputation approaches. The proposed approach is applied to imputing missing values in bone fracture data. PMID:21210771

  2. Hospitals With Higher Nurse Staffing Had Lower Odds Of Readmissions Penalties Than Hospitals With Lower Staffing

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    McHugh, Matthew D.; Berez, Julie; Small, Dylan S.

    2015-01-01

    The Affordable Care Act’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) penalizes hospitals based on excess readmission rates among Medicare beneficiaries. The aim of the program is to reduce readmissions while aligning hospitals’ financial incentives with payers’ and patients’ quality goals. Many evidence-based interventions that reduce readmissions, such as discharge preparation, care coordination, and patient education, are grounded in the fundamentals of basic nursing care. Yet inadequate staffing can hinder nurses’ efforts to carry out these processes of care. We estimated the effect that nurse staffing had on the likelihood that a hospital was penalized under the HRRP. Hospitals with higher nurse staffing had 25 percent lower odds of being penalized compared to otherwise similar hospitals with lower staffing. Investment in nursing is a potential system-level intervention to reduce readmissions that policy makers and hospital administrators should consider in the new regulatory environment as they examine the quality of care delivered to US hospital patients. PMID:24101063

  3. Nocturnal odd-oxygen budget and its implications for ozone loss in the lower troposphere

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    Brown, S. S.; Neuman, J. A.; Ryerson, T. B.; Trainer, M.; Dubé, W. P.; Holloway, J. S.; Warneke, C.; de Gouw, J. A.; Donnelly, S. G.; Atlas, E.; Matthew, B.; Middlebrook, A. M.; Peltier, R.; Weber, R. J.; Stohl, A.; Meagher, J. F.; Fehsenfeld, F. C.; Ravishankara, A. R.

    2006-04-01

    Nitrogen oxides are important to the regulation of ozone throughout the Earth's atmosphere. Of particular interest for regional air quality is photochemical production and nocturnal destruction of O3 in the lower troposphere in high NOx(=NO + NO2) environments. Nocturnal tropospheric odd oxygen (Ox), defined as O3 + NO2 + 2NO3 + 3N2O5, is used to assess the impact of NOx emissions on nocturnal O3 loss. Recent aircraft measurements of the components of Ox and HNO3 yield a detailed accounting of the nocturnal Ox budget in a regionally polluted environment. The analysis demonstrates the role of NO3 and N2O5 reactions in nocturnal O3 destruction and shows that multiple factors, including timing of NOx emissions, hydrocarbon and aerosol loading, seasonality and atmospheric mixing, govern the impact of NOx emissions on regional-scale air quality.

  4. Odd-parity topological superconductor with nematic order: Application to CuxBi2Se3

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    Fu, Liang

    2014-09-01

    CuxBi2Se3 was recently proposed as a promising candidate for time-reversal-invariant topological superconductors. In this work, we argue that the unusual anisotropy of the Knight shift observed by Zheng and co-workers (unpublished), taken together with specific heat measurements, provides strong support for an unconventional odd-parity pairing in the two-dimensional Eu representation of the D3d crystal point group, which spontaneously breaks the threefold rotational symmetry of the crystal, leading to a subsidiary nematic order. We predict that the spin-orbit interaction associated with hexagonal warping plays a crucial role in pinning the two-component order parameter and makes the superconducting state generically fully gapped, leading to a topological superconductor. Experimental signatures of the Eu pairing related to the nematic order are discussed.

  5. On higher-order viscosity approximations of odd-order nonlinear PDEs

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    Victor A. Galaktionov

    2008-01-01

    Some aspects of vanishing viscosity (? ? 0+) approximations of discontinues solutions of odd-order nonlinear PDEs are discussed. The first problem concerns entropy solutions\\u000a of the classic first-order conservation law (Euler’s equation)\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a $$u_t + uu_x = 0 \\\\quad({\\\\rm or}\\\\, u_t + u^2 u_x = 0),$$\\u000a \\u000a ((0.1))\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a which are approximated by solutions u\\u000a \\u000a ?\\u000a (x, t) of the higher-order parabolic equation

  6. Calculation of the (T,P)-odd electric dipole moment of thallium and cesium

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    Dzuba, V. A.; Flambaum, V. V. [School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052 (Australia)

    2009-12-15

    Parity and time invariance violating electric dipole moment of {sup 205}Tl is calculated using the relativistic Hartree-Fock and configuration interaction methods and the many-body perturbation theory. Contributions from the interaction of the electron electric dipole moments with internal electric field and scalar-pseudoscalar electron-nucleon (T,P)-odd interaction are considered. The results are d({sup 205}Tl)=-582(20)d{sub e} or d({sup 205}Tl)=-7.0(2)x10{sup -18}C{sup SP}e cm. Interpretation of the measurements are discussed. The results of similar calculations for {sup 133}Cs are d({sup 133}Cs)=124(4)d{sub e} or d({sup 133}Cs)=0.76(2)x10{sup -18}C{sup SP}e cm.

  7. Odd and even partial waves of ??- and ???- in ?- p ?? (?)?- p at 191 GeV / c

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    Adolph, C.; Akhunzyanov, R.; Alexeev, M. G.; Alexeev, G. D.; Amoroso, A.; Andrieux, V.; Anosov, V.; Austregesilo, A.; Bade?ek, B.; Balestra, F.; Barth, J.; Baum, G.; Beck, R.; Bedfer, Y.; Berlin, A.; Bernhard, J.; Bicker, K.; Bielert, E. R.; Bieling, J.; Birsa, R.; Bisplinghoff, J.; Bodlak, M.; Boer, M.; Bordalo, P.; Bradamante, F.; Braun, C.; Bressan, A.; Büchele, M.; Burtin, E.; Capozza, L.; Chiosso, M.; Chung, S. U.; Cicuttin, A.; Crespo, M. L.; Curiel, Q.; Dalla Torre, S.; Dasgupta, S. S.; Dasgupta, S.; Denisov, O. Yu.; Donskov, S. V.; Doshita, N.; Duic, V.; Dünnweber, W.; Dziewiecki, M.; Efremov, A.; Elia, C.; Eversheim, P. D.; Eyrich, W.; Faessler, M.; Ferrero, A.; Finger, M.; Finger, M.; Fischer, H.; Franco, C.; du Fresne von Hohenesche, N.; Friedrich, J. M.; Frolov, V.; Gautheron, F.; Gavrichtchouk, O. P.; Gerassimov, S.; Geyer, R.; Gnesi, I.; Gobbo, B.; Goertz, S.; Gorzellik, M.; Grabmüller, S.; Grasso, A.; Grube, B.; Grussenmeyer, T.; Guskov, A.; Haas, F.; von Harrach, D.; Hahne, D.; Hashimoto, R.; Heinsius, F. H.; Herrmann, F.; Hinterberger, F.; Höppner, Ch.; Horikawa, N.; d'Hose, N.; Huber, S.; Ishimoto, S.; Ivanov, A.; Ivanshin, Yu.; Iwata, T.; Jahn, R.; Jary, V.; Jasinski, P.; Jörg, P.; Joosten, R.; Kabuß, E.; Ketzer, B.; Khaustov, G. V.; Khokhlov, Yu. A.; Kisselev, Yu.; Klein, F.; Klimaszewski, K.; Koivuniemi, J. H.; Kolosov, V. N.; Kondo, K.; Königsmann, K.; Konorov, I.; Konstantinov, V. F.; Kotzinian, A. M.; Kouznetsov, O.; Krämer, M.; Kroumchtein, Z. V.; Kuchinski, N.; Kunne, F.; Kurek, K.; Kurjata, R. P.; Lednev, A. A.; Lehmann, A.; Levillain, M.; Levorato, S.; Lichtenstadt, J.; Maggiora, A.; Magnon, A.; Makke, N.; Mallot, G. K.; Marchand, C.; Martin, A.; Marzec, J.; Matousek, J.; Matsuda, H.; Matsuda, T.; Meshcheryakov, G.; Meyer, W.; Michigami, T.; Mikhailov, Yu. V.; Miyachi, Y.; Nagaytsev, A.; Nagel, T.; Nerling, F.; Neubert, S.; Neyret, D.; Novy, J.; Nowak, W.-D.; Nunes, A. S.; Olshevsky, A. G.; Orlov, I.; Ostrick, M.; Panknin, R.; Panzieri, D.; Parsamyan, B.; Paul, S.; Peshekhonov, D. V.; Platchkov, S.; Pochodzalla, J.; Polyakov, V. A.; Pretz, J.; Quaresma, M.; Quintans, C.; Ramos, S.; Regali, C.; Reicherz, G.; Rocco, E.; Rossiyskaya, N. S.; Ryabchikov, D. I.; Rychter, A.; Samoylenko, V. D.; Sandacz, A.; Sarkar, S.; Savin, I. A.; Sbrizzai, G.; Schiavon, P.; Schill, C.; Schlüter, T.; Schmidt, K.; Schmieden, H.; Schönning, K.; Schopferer, S.; Schott, M.; Shevchenko, O. Yu.; Silva, L.; Sinha, L.; Sirtl, S.; Slunecka, M.; Sosio, S.; Sozzi, F.; Srnka, A.; Steiger, L.; Stolarski, M.; Sulc, M.; Sulej, R.; Suzuki, H.; Szabelski, A.; Szameitat, T.; Sznajder, P.; Takekawa, S.; ter Wolbeek, J.; Tessaro, S.; Tessarotto, F.; Thibaud, F.; Uhl, S.; Uman, I.; Virius, M.; Wang, L.; Weisrock, T.; Wilfert, M.; Windmolders, R.; Wollny, H.; Zaremba, K.; Zavertyaev, M.; Zemlyanichkina, E.; Ziembicki, M.; Zink, A.

    2015-01-01

    Exclusive production of ??- and ???- has been studied with a 191 GeV / c?- beam impinging on a hydrogen target at COMPASS (CERN). Partial-wave analyses reveal different odd/even angular momentum (L) characteristics in the inspected invariant mass range up to 3 GeV /c2. A striking similarity between the two systems is observed for the L = 2 , 4 , 6 intensities (scaled by kinematical factors) and the relative phases. The known resonances a2 (1320) and a4 (2040) are in line with this similarity. In contrast, a strong enhancement of ???- over ??- is found for the L = 1 , 3 , 5 waves, which carry non- q q bar quantum numbers. The L = 1 intensity peaks at 1.7 GeV /c2 in ???- and at 1.4 GeV /c2 in ??-, the corresponding phase motions with respect to L = 2 are different.

  8. Generation of a superposition of odd photon number states for quantum information networks

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    J. S. Neergaard-Nielsen; B. Melholt Nielsen; C. Hettich; K. Moelmer; E. S. Polzik

    2006-05-10

    We report on the experimental observation of quantum-network-compatible light described by a non-positive Wigner function. The state is generated by photon subtraction from a squeezed vacuum state produced by a continuous wave optical parametric amplifier. Ideally, the state is a coherent superposition of odd photon number states, closely resembling a superposition of weak coherent states (a Schroedinger cat), with the leading contribution from a single photon state in the low parametric gain limit. Light is generated in a nearly perfect spatial mode with a Fourier-limited frequency bandwidth which matches well atomic quantum memory requirements. The source is also characterized by high spectral brightness with about 10,000 and more events per second routinely generated. The generated state of light is the ultimate input state for testing quantum memories, quantum repeaters and linear optics quantum computers.

  9. Methods for a quantitative evaluation of odd-even staggering effects

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    Olmi, Alessandro

    2015-01-01

    Odd-even effects, also known as "staggering" effects, are a common feature observed in the yield distributions of fragments produced in different types of nuclear reactions. We review old methods, and we propose new ones, for a quantitative estimation of these effects as a function of proton or neutron number of the reaction products. All methods are compared on the basis of Monte Carlo simulations. We find that some are not well suited for the task, the most reliable ones being those based either on a non-linear fit with a properly oscillating function or on a third (or fourth) finite difference approach. In any case, high statistic is of paramount importance to avoid that spurious structures appear just because of statistical fluctuations in the data and of strong correlations among the yields of neighboring fragments.

  10. Methods for a quantitative evaluation of odd-even staggering effects

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    Alessandro Olmi; Silvia Piantelli

    2015-06-08

    Odd-even effects, also known as "staggering" effects, are a common feature observed in the yield distributions of fragments produced in different types of nuclear reactions. We review old methods, and we propose new ones, for a quantitative estimation of these effects as a function of proton or neutron number of the reaction products. All methods are compared on the basis of Monte Carlo simulations. We find that some are not well suited for the task, the most reliable ones being those based either on a non-linear fit with a properly oscillating function or on a third (or fourth) finite difference approach. In any case, high statistic is of paramount importance to avoid that spurious structures appear just because of statistical fluctuations in the data and of strong correlations among the yields of neighboring fragments.

  11. Exposure to childhood traumas ups the odds of giving birth to daughters.

    PubMed

    Kaitz, Marsha; Rokem, Ann Marie; Mankuta, David; Davidov, Maayan; Faraone, Stephen V

    2014-04-01

    This study examined the likelihood of giving birth to a daughter as a function of women's exposure to four categories of stressors: childhood trauma, adult trauma, chronic stressors, and recent (adverse) life events. Hypothesis 1 stated that exposure to recent life events (near conception) and to childhood traumas would increase women's chances of having a girl baby. Hypothesis 2 stated that the relationship between stress and gender outcome is mediated by persistent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The final sample was comprised of 225 women. The design was prospective observational. At first contact, women were retained if they were <27 weeks pregnant and met initial inclusion criteria. In interview 2, at 27-30 weeks, women were excluded for positive diagnoses of anxiety disorders besides PTSD with or without depression (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Disorders). In interview 3 (30-34 weeks), reports on stress categories (Social Stress Indicator Questionnaire) and PTSD symptoms (Post-Traumatic Checklist) were obtained. Infant gender was obtained from medical records. The relationship between stress categories and the distribution of girl/boy infants was examined with Chi Squares and logistic regression analyses. Mediation was tested with the macro PROCESS (Hayes 2012). Childhood trauma was the only stress category that increased the odds of having a girl, with an odds ratio of >3.0 for women who had been exposed to more than two such events. PTSD symptoms (partially) mediated the relationship between childhood trauma and infant gender. Findings suggest that women's exposure to childhood trauma contributes to the determination of the sex ratio at birth and that PTSD symptoms are part of the cause. PMID:24221408

  12. Analytical relation between quark confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in odd-number lattice QCD

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    Suganuma, Hideo; Doi, Takahiro M.; Iritani, Takumi

    2014-04-01

    To clarify the relation between confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in QCD, we consider a temporally odd-number lattice, with the temporal lattice size Nt being odd. We here use an ordinary square lattice with the normal (nontwisted) periodic boundary condition for link-variables in the temporal direction. By considering Tr({hat U_4}{hat not D{N_t - 1}}) we analytically derive a gauge-invariant relation between the Polyakov loop and the Dirac eigenvalues ?n in QCD, i.e., ? ?n ?nNt-1 , which is a Dirac spectral representation of the Polyakov loop in terms of Dirac eigenmodes |n>. Owing to the factor ?nNt-1 in the Dirac spectral sum, this relation generally indicates fairly small contribution of low-lying Dirac modes to the Polyakov loop, while the low-lying Dirac modes are essential for chiral symmetry breaking. Also in lattice QCD calculations in both confined and deconfined phases, we numerically confirm the analytical relation, non-zero finiteness of for each Dirac mode, and negligibly small contribution from low-lying Dirac modes to the Polyakov loop, i.e., the Polyakov loop is almost unchanged even by removing low-lying Dirac-mode contribution from the QCD vacuum generated by lattice QCD simulations. We thus conclude that low-lying Dirac modes are not essential modes for confinement, which indicates no direct one-to-one correspondence between confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in QCD.

  13. A revisit to sample size and power calculations for testing odds ratio in two independent binomials.

    PubMed

    Liu, Fang

    2013-06-01

    We reexamine the subject of sample size determination (SSD) when testing logarithm of odds ratio (OR) against zero in two independent binomials. Four common approaches are considered: a closed-form SS formula based on the Wald test (nW), closed-form formulas that meet SS requirement by score and exact tests respectively (nS and nE), and a numerical approach to calculating SS based on likelihood ratio (LR) tests (nL). Several practically useful findings are presented. First, nW is a strictly convex function of OR for OR >1 and OR <1, respectively, implying that SS calculated by nW does not necessarily decrease as OR gets further away from 1. However, minimum SS often occurs at OR values that are deemed relatively extreme and rare in real life. nS, nE, and nL decrease monotonically as OR diverges from 1. Secondly, the optimal sampling ratio (OSR) between two independent binomials that yields maximum power for a given total SS is not always 1:1 but depends on the odds of outcome in each arm. nW benefits the most from the application of OSR in that total SS can be significantly reduced as compared to the commonly used 1:1 sampling ratio. Savings in SS by OSR in nS, nL and nE are relatively immaterial from a practical perspective. Finally, we use simulation studies to examine the power loyalty of each SS approach and explore penalized likelihood as a remedy for undermined power loyalty. PMID:23724826

  14. Do Puerto Rican Youth with Asthma and Obesity Have Higher Odds for Mental Health Disorders?

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    Acosta-Pérez, Edna; Canino, Glorisa; Ramírez, Rafael; Prelip, Michael; Martin, Molly; Ortega, Alexander N.

    2012-01-01

    Island Puerto Rican (PR) youth experience disproportionately high asthma and obesity rates compared with other racial/ethnic groups on the U.S. mainland. Previous research has demonstrated associations of chronic disease with psychiatric disorders. We examined the relationship among anxiety/depressive disorders, asthma and obesity in an epidemiological community sample of youth. The sample (n=656) was derived from the second wave of an island-wide probabilistic representative household sample of PR youth stratified and based on whether or not they had a diagnosis of asthma and/or depressive/anxiety disorder. For this study we used the subpopulation ages 10–19 years. Asthma and obesity were significantly related to higher odds of depressive/anxiety disorders in youth. Obesity moderated the relationship between asthma attacks and depressive/anxiety disorders. The relationship between asthma attack and higher odds for depressive/anxiety disorders was only present in the non-obese group. Among the obese, females show a significant increase from 11–36% in the prevalence of anxiety/depressive disorders. Asthma and obesity were highly prevalent and a significant association was found between asthma attack and depressive/anxiety disorders. The effects of asthma and obesity were not additive; the prevalence for psychiatric disorder for those having both conditions did not increase above the prevalence associated having only one of the conditions. Future studies should consider including longitudinal designs and examine the extent to which important variables not included in this study such as body image dissatisfaction, particularly among females, teasing and discrimination may moderate the relationship between obesity and depressive and anxiety disorders in youth. PMID:22284423

  15. Exposure to Childhood Traumas Ups the Odds of Giving Birth to Daughters

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    Kaitz, Marsha; Rokem, Ann Marie; Mankuta, David; Davidov, Maayan; Faraone, Stephen V.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose This study examined the likelihood of giving birth to a daughter as a function of women’s exposure to four categories of stressors: Childhood Trauma, Adult Trauma, Chronic Stressors, and Recent (adverse) Life Events. Hypothesis 1 stated that that exposure to Recent Life Events (near conception) and to childhood traumas would increase women’s chances of having a girl baby. Hypothesis 2 stated that the relation between stress and gender outcome is mediated by persistent PTSD symptoms. Method The final sample was comprised of 225 women. The design was Prospective Observational. At first contact, women were retained if they were < 27 weeks pregnant and met initial inclusion criteria. In interview 2, at 27–30 weeks, women were excluded for positive diagnoses of anxiety disorders besides PTSD with or without depression (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM disorders). In interview 3 (30–34 weeks), reports on stress categories (Social Stress Indicator Questionnaire, SSI) and PTSD symptoms (Post Traumatic Checklist) were obtained. Infant Gender was obtained from medical records. The relation between stress categories and the distribution of girl/boy infants was examined with Chi Squares and Logistic Regression analyses. Mediation was tested with the macro PROCESS (Hayes 2012). Results Childhood Trauma was the only stress category that increased the odds of having a girl; with an odds ratio of > 3.0 for women who had been exposed to more than two such events. PTSD symptoms (partially) mediated the relation between Childhood Trauma and infant gender. Conclusions Findings suggest that women’s exposure to childhood trauma contributes to the determination of the sex ratio at birth and that PTSD symptoms are part of the cause. PMID:24221408

  16. University of Utah: A New Step in Spintronics "Organic Spin Valves" Shown as feasible for New Electronic Devices

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    This news release from the University of Utah discusses the physics department's discovery of "a new generation of faster, cheaper computers and electronics by building the first 'organic spin valves.'" The physicists, who recently published their findings in _Nature_, developed semiconductors made of organic material that operate similar to switch valves to direct the flow of electrical current. The website educates users about spintronics and spin valves and their relationship to semiconductors. Visitors can learn how the new invention can be applied to computer memory chips and air pollution, magnetic fields, radiation, and light sensors.

  17. Influence of complete energy sorting on the characteristics of the odd-even effect in fission-fragment element distributions

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    Beatriz Jurado; Karl-Heinz Schmidt

    2014-11-17

    The characteristics of the odd-even effect in fission-fragment Z distributions are compared to a model based on statistical mechanics. Special care is taken for using a consistent description for the influence of pairing correlations on the nuclear level density. The variation of the odd-even effect with the mass of the fissioning nucleus and with fission asymmetry is explained by the important statistical weight of configurations where the light nascent fission fragment populates the lowest energy state of an even-even nucleus. This implies that entropy drives excitation energy and unpaired nucleons predominantly to the heavy fragment. Therefore, within our model, the odd-even effect appears as an additional signature of the recently discovered energy-sorting process in nuclear fission.

  18. Glauber-based evaluations of the odd moments of the initial eccentricity relative to the even order participant planes

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    Lacey, Roy A; Ajitanand, N N; Alexander, J M; Jia, J; Taranenko, A

    2010-01-01

    Monte Carlo simulations are used to compute the centrality dependence of the odd moments of the initial eccentricity $\\epsilon_{n+1}$, relative to the even order (n) participant planes $\\Psi^*_n$ in Au+Au collisions. The results obtained for two models of the eccentricity -- the Glauber and the factorized Kharzeev-Levin-Nardi (fKLN) models -- indicate magnitudes which are essentially zero. They suggest that a possible correlation between the orientations of the the odd and even participant planes ($\\Psi^*_{n+1}$ and $\\Psi^*_n$ respectively), do not have a significant influence on the calculated eccentricities. An experimental verification test for correlations between the orientations of the the odd and even participant planes is also proposed.

  19. Influence of complete energy sorting on the characteristics of the odd–even effect in fission-fragment element distributions

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    Jurado, Beatriz; Schmidt, Karl-Heinz

    2015-05-01

    The characteristics of the odd–even effect in fission-fragment Z distributions are compared to a model based on statistical mechanics. Special care is taken for using a consistent description for the influence of pairing correlations on the nuclear level density. The variation of the odd–even effect with the mass of the fissioning nucleus and with fission asymmetry is explained by the important statistical weight of configurations where the light nascent fission fragment populates the lowest energy state of an even–even nucleus. This implies that entropy drives excitation energy and unpaired nucleons predominantly to the heavy fragment. Therefore, within our model, the odd–even effect appears as an additional signature of the recently discovered energy-sorting process in nuclear fission.

  20. Anti-inflammatory studies on Menyanthes trifoliata related to the effect shown against renal failure in rats.

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    Tunón, H; Bohlin, L

    1995-10-01

    Menyanthes trifoliata L. is used in Swedish traditional medicine for the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the kidney, e.g. glomerulonephritis. Earlier studies have shown that MtL increases glomerular filtration rate after renal reperfusion ischemia. This activity was suggested to be PAF-inhibitory since MtL also inhibited PAF-induced exocytosis in vitro on human neutrophils (IC(50) = 0.16 mg/ml). The present study further characterizes the anti-inflammatory properties of a rhizome decoction of this plant. MtL inhibited carrageenan-induced rat paw edema (ID(50) ? 1.7 g/kg p.o.) and ethyl phenylpropiolate-induced rat ear edema (32% at 2.0 g/kg p.o.) in a dose-dependent manner. Further studies revealed that MtL inhibited both fMLP-induced exocytosis (IC(50) = 0.16 mg/ml) and elastase activity (IC(50) = 0.16 mg/ml). According to these results it is likely that the activity shown in the PAF-test is at least partly due to an inhibition of elastase. MtL showed only minor hemolytic properties at the concentrations used in the PAF- and fMLP-tests, suggesting that the cells in these tests are undamaged. The decoction also inhibited the biosynthesis of LTB(4) (IC(50) ? 0.73 mg/ml) and prostaglandins (IC(50) = 0.37 mg/ml) in vitro in a concentration-dependent way. However, at concentrations where the decoction is active in the LTB(4)-test, it also possesses hemolytic properties. PMID:23196151

  1. Application of a semi-microscopic core-particle coupling method to the backbending in odd deformed nuclei

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    Pavlos Protopapas; Abraham Klein; Niels R. Walet

    1996-03-13

    In two previous papers, the Kerman-Klein-Donau-Frauendorf (KKDF) model was used to study rotational bands of odd deformed nuclei. Here we describe backbending for odd nuclei using the same model. The backbending in the neighboring even nuclei is described by a phenomenological two band model, and this core is then coupled to a large single-particle space, as in our previous work. The results obtained for energies and M1 transition rates are compared with experimental data for 165Lu and for energies alone to the experimental data for 179W. For the case of 165Lu comparison is also made with previous theoretical work.

  2. Abstract. For random elements X and Y (e.g. vectors) a complete charac-terization of their association is given in terms of an odds ratio function. The

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    Osius, Gerhard - Fachbereich 3

    of their association is given in terms of an odds ratio function. The main result establishes for any odds ratio the odds ratio function but not the marginals leads to semi- parmetric association models for which, Multivariate normal distribution, Odds ratio, Semi-parametric models 1 Introduction and outline The question

  3. A Stand-Alone Interactive Physics Showcase

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    Pfaff, Daniel; Hagelgans, Anja; Weidemuller, Matthias; Bretzer, Klaus

    2012-01-01

    We present a showcase with interactive exhibits of basic physical experiments that constitutes a complementary method for teaching physics and interesting students in physical phenomena. Our interactive physics showcase, shown in Fig. 1, stimulates interest for science by letting the students experience, firsthand, surprising phenomena and…

  4. Determination of the Gamow-Teller strength distribution from the odd-odd nucleus {sup 50}V measured through {sup 50}V(d,{sup 2}He){sup 50}Ti and astrophysical implications

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    Baeumer, C.; Frekers, D.; Grewe, E.-W.; Haefner, P.; Hollstein, S.; Junk, B.C.; Korff, A.; Rakers, S. [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, D-48149 Muenster (Germany); Berg, A.M. van den; Davids, B.; Harakeh, M.N.; Hunyadi, M.; Huu, M.A. de; Woertche, H.J. [Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL-9747 AA Groningen (Netherlands); Frenne, D. de; Jacobs, E.; Negret, A.; Popescu, L. [Vakgroep Subatomaire en Stralingsfysica, Universiteit Gent, B-9000 Gent (Belgium); Hofmann, F.; Neumann-Cosel, P. von [Institut fuer Kernphysik, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, D-64289 Darmstadt (Germany)] [and others

    2005-02-01

    Cross sections for the charge-exchange reaction (d,{sup 2}He) on {sup 50}V, the only odd-odd stable nucleus in the pf shell, have been measured at an incident energy of 171 MeV. The two correlated protons of the unbound {sup 2}He system were both momentum analyzed and detected by the same spectrometer and detector. Measurements have been carried out at forward center-of-mass angles up to 6 deg. The GT{sup +} strength distribution has been extracted up to about 12 MeV of excitation energy. Because charge-exchange reactions from {sup 50}V provide a unique opportunity to probe Gamow-Teller response from an odd-odd nucleus of the pf shell, the present study serves as important test case for model calculations and astrophysical processes that proceed through GT-type transitions. Consequently, the experimental result is compared with a large-scale shell-model calculation, and the implications for electron-capture processes in presupernova environments are discussed.

  5. Odd-skipped labels a group of distinct neurons associated with the mushroom body and optic lobe in the adult Drosophila brain

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    Levy, Peter; Larsen, Camilla

    2013-01-01

    Olfactory processing has been intensively studied in Drosophila melanogaster. However, we still know little about the descending neural pathways from the higher order processing centers and how these connect with other neural circuits. Here we describe, in detail, the adult projections patterns that arise from a cluster of 78 neurons, defined by the expression of the Odd-skipped transcription factor. We term these neurons Odd neurons. By using expression of genetically encoded axonal and dendritic markers, we show that a subset of the Odd neurons projects dendrites into the calyx of the mushroom body (MB) and axons into the inferior protocerebrum. We exclude the possibility that the Odd neurons are part of the well-known Kenyon cells whose projections form the MB and conclude that the Odd neurons belong to a previously not described class of extrinsic MB neurons. In addition, three of the Odd neurons project into the lobula plate of the optic lobe, and two of these cells extend axons ipsi- and contralaterally in the brain. Anatomically, these cells do not resemble any previously described lobula plate tangential cells (LPTCs) in Drosophila. We show that the Odd neurons are predominantly cholinergic but also include a small number of ?-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic neurons. Finally, we provide evidence that the Odd neurons are a hemilineage, suggesting they are born from a defined set of neuroblasts. Our anatomical analysis hints at the possibility that subgroups of Odd neurons could be involved in olfactory and visual processing. PMID:23749685

  6. A comparison of the apical dye penetration patterns shown by methylene blue and india ink in root-filled teeth.

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    Ahlberg, K M; Assavanop, P; Tay, W M

    1995-01-01

    This study compared the linear leakage patterns shown by 5% aqueous solution of methylene blue (MB) and India ink (II). One-hundred and twenty-five roots with single canals from extracted human teeth were used. The canals were cleaned and shaped using the step-back technique under copious irrigation. Three groups were arranged to receive root fillings of gutta-percha and one of three proprietary sealers using standard lateral condensation techniques: Sealapex (40 roots), Tubli-Seal (40 roots) and Ketac-Endo (20 roots). The remaining roots were used as controls: positive with gutta-percha and no sealer and negative with the apices sealed with nail varnish. The roots were randomly selected for 7-day immersion in either MB or II, then sectioned longitudinally; dye penetration was assessed using a Wild Leitz stereomicroscope. In all groups MB showed more penetration than II. The results were statistically significant at the P = 0.01 level, with the exception of the positive control groups. Negative controls showed no penetration. It is concluded that MB, which has a low molecular weight penetrated more deeply along root canal fillings than II, which has a large particle size. PMID:7642326

  7. The second X-15 rocket plane (56-6671) is shown with two external fuel tanks which were added during

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    1965-01-01

    The second X-15 rocket plane (56-6671) is shown with two external fuel tanks which were added during its conversion to the X-15A-2 configuration in the mid-1960's. After receiving an ablative coating to protect the craft from the high temperatures associated with high-Mach-number supersonic flight, the X-15A-2 was then covered with a white sealant coat. This ablative coating and sealant and the additional fuel would help Air Force Col. William J. 'Pete' Knight fly the #2 X-15 to a world record speed of 4,520 mph (Mach 6.7). The famed X-15 rocket planes were flown at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, from 1959 through 1968. The X-15 was developed to provide data on aerodynamics, structures, flight controls and the physiological aspects of high speed, high altitude flight. The joint NASA/U.S. Air Force/North American Aviation X-15 hypersonic flight research program is still considered to be one of the most successful NASA aeronautical research programs ever flown. One of the most advanced aeronautical tools of its day, the X-15 carried almost 600 instruments and sensors to record flight data. A wide range of experiments flown by the three X-15s during the 199-flight program helped advance the development of vital aeronautic and space flight systems.

  8. Physics 232 Condensed Matter Physics

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    Young, A. Peter

    1 Physics 232 Condensed Matter Physics Instructor: Peter Young Office: 212 ISB Telephone: 459://apyoung.com/232 TOPICS This course on condensed matter physics will cover three areas: · magnetism, · optical physics such as Condensed Matter Physics by M. Mardar Solid State Physics by N. Ashroft and N. D. Mermin

  9. Sex Steroids and Sex Chromosomes at Odds? Alfred Jost's proposal in the 1940s (1) that testes are crucial

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    de Vries, Geert J.

    Sex Steroids and Sex Chromosomes at Odds? Alfred Jost's proposal in the 1940s (1) that testes of sexual differentiation into `Sex chromosomal genes determine the differentiation of the go- nads doctrine may not be as generally applicable as first thought. Several sex differences, for example in bird

  10. Collective states of the odd-mass nuclei within the framework of the interacting vector boson model

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    Ganev, H. G.

    2008-12-01

    A supersymmetric extension of the dynamical symmetry group SpB(12, R) of the interacting vector boson model (IVBM) to the orthosymplectic group OSp(2?/12, R) is developed in order to incorporate fermion degrees of freedom into the nuclear dynamics and to encompass the treatment of odd-mass nuclei. The bosonic sector of the supergroup is used to describe the complex collective spectra of the neighboring even-even nuclei and is considered as a core structure of the odd nucleus. The fermionic sector is represented by the fermion spin group SOF(2?) ? SUF(2). The so obtained, new exactly solvable limiting case is applied for the description of the nuclear collective spectra of odd-mass nuclei. The theoretical predictions for different collective bands in three odd-mass nuclei, namely 157Gd, 173Yb and 163Dy from the rare earth region are compared with the experiment. The B(E2) transition probabilities for 157Gd and 163Dy between the states of the ground band are also studied. The important role of the symplectic structure of the model for the proper reproduction of the B(E2) behavior is revealed. The obtained results reveal the applicability of the model's extension.

  11. Prevalence odds ratio or prevalence ratio in the analysis of cross sectional data: what is to be done?

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    M. L. Thompson; J. E. Myers; D. Kriebel

    1998-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To review the appropriateness of the prevalence odds ratio (POR) and the prevalence ratio (PR) as effect measures in the analysis of cross sectional data and to evaluate different models for the multivariate estimation of the PR. METHODS: A system of linear differential equations corresponding to a dynamic model of a cohort with a chronic disease was developed. At

  12. The Overall Odds Ratio as an Intuitive Effect Size Index for Multiple Logistic Regression: Examination of Further Refinements

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    Le, Huy; Marcus, Justin

    2012-01-01

    This study used Monte Carlo simulation to examine the properties of the overall odds ratio (OOR), which was recently introduced as an index for overall effect size in multiple logistic regression. It was found that the OOR was relatively independent of study base rate and performed better than most commonly used R-square analogs in indexing model…

  13. Should There Be Separate Parent and Teacher-Based Categories of ODD? Evidence from a General Population

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    Munkvold, Linda; Lundervold, Astri; Lie, Stein Atle; Manger, Terje

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To examine the occurrence of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) symptoms in a general population of boys and girls, as reported by parents and teachers, and to investigate differences in prevalence estimates, depending on how parents' and teachers' ratings were combined. Method: Data were collected from 7007 children (aged 7-9) who…

  14. Test Non-Inferiority and Sample Size Determination Based on the Odds Ratio Under a Cluster Randomized Trial with Noncompliance

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    Kung-Jong Lui; Kuang-Chao Chang

    2010-01-01

    Because the odds ratio (OR) possesses certain desirable statistical properties, the OR has been recommended elsewhere to measure the relative treatment effect in establishing non-inferiority. For cost efficiency, we may often employ a cluster randomized trial (CRT), in which randomized units are clusters of patients. Furthermore, it is not uncommon to encounter data in which there are patients not complying

  15. Alpha male black howler monkey responses to loud calls: effect of numeric odds, male companion behaviour and reproductive investment

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    DAWN M. KITCHEN

    2004-01-01

    When fighting is costly, avoiding contests with superior opponents should confer fitness advantages. Black howler monkeys, Alouatta pigra, produce loud calls that reliably indicate the minimum number of male group members. Using playback recordings, I manipulated ‘numeric odds’ (number of defending to intruding males) to examine whether alpha males use loud calls to assess relative fighting ability, and whether they

  16. Beating the Odds: Analysis of Student Performance on State Assessments and NAEP. Results from the 2008-09 School Year

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    Uzzell, Renata; Simon, Candace; Horwitz, Amanda; Hyslop, Anne; Lewis, Sharon; Casserly, Michael

    2010-01-01

    The Council of the Great City Schools has prepared this ninth edition of Beating the Odds to give the nation an in-depth look at how big city schools are performing on the academic goals and standards set by the states. This analysis examines student achievement in mathematics and reading from spring 2006 through spring 2009. It also measures…

  17. The Effect of Raffle Odds on Signing In at a Treatment Center for Adults with Mental Illness

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    Gravina, Nicole; Wilder, David A.; White, Holly; Fabian, Todd

    2005-01-01

    This case study describes the use of a daily raffle to increase attendance in a socialization center for approximately 75 adults diagnosed with mental illness. Specifically, the relationship between signing in, which was a measure of attendance, and the odds of winning points which could be exchanged for tangible and edible items was examined. An…

  18. CBCL Clinical Scales Discriminate ADHD Youth with Structured-Interview Derived Diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

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    Biederman, Joseph; Ball, Sarah W.; Monuteaux, Michael C.; Kaiser, Roselinde; Faraone, Stephen V.

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the association between the clinical scales of the child behavior checklist (CBCL) and the comorbid diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) in a large sample of youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Method: The sample consisted of 101 girls and 106 boys ages 6 to 17 with ADHD. Conditional…

  19. How Methodology Decisions Affect the Variability of Schools Identified as Beating the Odds. REL 2015-071

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    Abe, Yasuyo; Weinstock, Phyllis; Chan, Vincent; Meyers, Coby; Gerdeman, R. Dean; Brandt, W. Christopher

    2015-01-01

    Schools that show better academic performance than would be expected given characteristics of the school and student populations are often described as "beating the odds" (BTO). State and local education agencies often attempt to identify such schools as a means of identifying strategies or practices that might be contributing to the…

  20. Emotional and rational product appeals in televised food advertisements for children: analysis of commercials shown on US broadcast networks.

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    Page, Randy M; Brewster, Aaron

    2007-12-01

    The aggressive advertising and marketing of high caloric food products to children is implicated as a potential causative factor in the childhood obesity epidemic. This study analyzed 147 commercials appearing during children's programming on U.S. broadcast networks for a wide range of potential emotional and rational advertising appeals. The most prominent emotional appeals were fun/happiness and play followed by fantasy/ imagination, social enhancement/peer acceptance, and coolness/hipness. Many of the products used the term ;super-charged' or a similar adjective to describe the powerful taste or other physical properties of the product. More than one-third of all the commercials used a fruit appeal or association. Statements or depictions that a product was healthy or nutritious were quite rare among the commercials. This seems to imply that health and nutrition claims are understood by food marketers to not be salient concerns among children and as such are not a selling point to children. Commercials for high sugar cereal products and fast food restaurants differed in several respects. This study can serve to guide child health care professionals and other child advocates in designing measures that counter food advertising messages directed at children. PMID:18039734

  1. First identification of resident and circulating fibrocytes in Dupuytren's disease shown to be inhibited by serum amyloid P and Xiapex.

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    Iqbal, Syed Amir; Hayton, Michael John; Watson, James Stewart; Szczypa, Piotr; Bayat, Ardeshir

    2014-01-01

    Dupuytren's disease (DD) is a common progressive fibroproliferative disorder causing permanent digital contracture. Proliferative myofibroblasts are thought to be the cells responsible for DD initiation and recurrence, although their source remains unknown. DD tissue has also been shown to harbor mesenchymal and hematopoietic stem cells. Fibrocytes are circulating cells that show characteristics of fibroblasts and they express surface markers for both hematopoietic and mesenchymal stromal cells. Fibrocytes differentiate from peripheral CD14+ mononuclear cells, which can be inhibited by serum amyloid P (SAP). In this study we have demonstrated the presence of fibrocytes in DD blood and tissue, moreover we have evaluated the effects of SAP and Xiapex (Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum) on fibrocytes derived from DD. H&E staining showed typical Spindle shaped morphology of fibrocytes. FACS analysis based on a unique combination of 3 markers, revealed the increased presence of fibrocytes in blood and tissue of DD patients. Additionally, immunohistology of DD nodule and cord tissue showed the presence of collagen 1+/CD34+ cells. No difference in plasma SAP levels was observed between DD and control. Higher concentrations of SAP significantly inhibited fibrocytes differentiated from DD derived monocytes compared to control. DD fascia derived fibrocytes showed resistance to growth inhibition by SAP, particularly nodule derived fibrocytes showed robust growth even at higher SAP concentrations compared to control. DD derived fibrocytes were positive for typical fibrocyte dual markers, i.e. Collagen 1/LSP-1 and collagen 1/CD34. Xiapex was more effective in inhibiting the growth of nodule derived cells compared to commercially available collagenase A. Our results show for the first time the increased presence of fibrocytes in DD patient's blood and disease tissue compared to control tissue. Additionally, we evaluate the response of these fibrocytes to SAP and Xiapex therapy. PMID:24933153

  2. Physical Changes

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    Mr. Jolley

    2005-10-29

    After completing this tutorial you should be able to identify a physical change as well as describe what happens to a substance that undergoes a phase change. Physical changes cause a change in the physical properties of a substance without changing what the substance actually is. Physical Change Definition What are some common physical properties? Physical Properties You\\'ve already learned about chemical properties and changes. Now test your knowledge of physical and chemical properties. Physical Properties Quiz An important physical change is a phase change. Go to ...

  3. Direct production of a light CP-odd Higgs boson at the Tevatron and LHC

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    Radovan Dermisek; John F. Gunion

    2010-03-09

    We show that the existing CDF $L=630 pb^{-1}$ Tevatron data on $pp\\to \\mu^+\\mu^- + X$ places substantial limits on a light CP-odd Higgs boson $a$ with $m_a2m_\\tau$ for which $BR(a\\to \\mu^+\\mu^-)$ is relatively small. Extrapolation of this existing CDF analysis to $L=10 fb^{-1}$ suggests that Tevatron limits on the $a b\\anti b$ coupling strength in the region $m_a>8\\gev$ could be comparable to or better than limits from Upsilon decays in the $m_alight $a$ (or perhaps discover a signal). In particular, outside the Upsilon peak region, integrated luminosity of only $5-20 fb^{-1}$ (depending on $m_a$ and $\\sqrt s$) could reveal a peak in $M_{\\mu^+\\mu^-}$ and will certainly place important new limits on a light $a$. The importance of such limits in the context of NMSSM Higgs discovery and $(g-2)_\\mu$ are outlined.

  4. CP-odd scalar with vector-like fermions at the LHC

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    Shrihari Gopalakrishna; Tuhin Subhra Mukherjee; Soumya Sadhukhan

    2015-04-05

    Many theories beyond the standard model (BSM) contain CP-odd scalars ($A$) and new vector-like fermions ($\\psi_{VL}$). The couplings of the $A$ to two standard model gauge bosons (i.e. $AVV$ couplings) cannot occur from renormalizable operators in a CP-conserving sector, but can be induced at the quantum loop level. We compute the $AVV$ effective couplings at the 1-loop level induced by the SM fermions and vector-like fermions, present analytical expressions for them, and plot them numerically. Using the 8~TeV Large Hadron Collider (LHC) $\\gamma\\gamma$, $\\tau^{+} \\tau^{-}$ and $t \\bar t$ channel data, we derive constraints on the effective couplings of the $A$ to standard model (SM) gauge bosons and fermions, present the gluon-fusion channel cross-sections at the 8~and~14~TeV LHC, and present the branching-ratio of the $A$ into SM fermion and gauge-boson pairs. We present our results first model-independently, and then also for some simple models containing $A$ and $\\psi_{VL}$ in the singlet and doublet representations of $SU(2)$. In the doublet case, we focus on the two-Higgs-doublet (2HDM) Type-II and Type-X models.

  5. C P -odd component of the lightest neutral Higgs boson in the MSSM

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    Li, Bing; Wagner, Carlos E. M.

    2015-05-01

    The Higgs sector of the minimal supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (MSSM) may be described with a two Higgs doublet model with properties that depend on the soft supersymmetry breaking parameters. For instance, flavor independent C P -violating phases associated with the gaugino masses, the squark trilinear mass parameters and the Higgsino mass parameter ? may lead to sizable C P -violation in the Higgs sector. For these C P -violating effects to affect the properties of the recently observed SM-like Higgs resonance, the nonstandard charged and neutral Higgs boson masses must be of the order of the weak scale, and both ? as well as the trilinear stop mass parameter At must be of the order or larger than the stop mass parameters. Constraints on this possibility come from direct searches for nonstandard Higgs bosons, precision measurements on the lightest neutral Higgs properties, including its mass, and electric dipole moments. In this article, we discuss these constraints within the MSSM, trying to evaluate the possible size of the C P -odd component of the lightest neutral Higgs boson, and the possible experimental tests of this C P -violating effect at the LHC.

  6. Odd-parity magnetoresistance in pyrochlore iridate thin films with broken time-reversal symmetry

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    Fujita, T. C.; Kozuka, Y.; Uchida, M.; Tsukazaki, A.; Arima, T.; Kawasaki, M.

    2015-01-01

    A new class of materials termed topological insulators have been intensively investigated due to their unique Dirac surface state carrying dissipationless edge spin currents. Recently, it has been theoretically proposed that the three dimensional analogue of this type of band structure, the Weyl Semimetal phase, is materialized in pyrochlore oxides with strong spin-orbit coupling, accompanied by all-in-all-out spin ordering. Here, we report on the fabrication and magnetotransport of Eu2Ir2O7 single crystalline thin films. We reveal that one of the two degenerate all-in-all-out domain structures, which are connected by time-reversal operation, can be selectively formed by the polarity of the cooling magnetic field. Once formed, the domain is robust against an oppositely polarised magnetic field, as evidenced by an unusual odd field dependent term in the magnetoresistance and an anomalous term in the Hall resistance. Our findings pave the way for exploring the predicted novel quantum transport phenomenon at the surfaces/interfaces or magnetic domain walls of pyrochlore iridates. PMID:25959576

  7. Radiatively induced CPT-odd Chern-Simons term in massless QED

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    Assunção, J. F.; Mariz, T.

    2015-05-01

    In this work, we study the radiative generation of the CPT-odd Lorentz-violating Chern-Simons term, arising from massless fermions. For this, we calculate the vacuum polarization tensor using the ’t Hooft-Veltman regularization scheme, in which the result obtained for the coefficient of the Chern-Simons term is (kAF)_?=-\\frac{e^2}{4?^2} b_? . This result leads us precisely to the same conductivity found in Weyl semimetals, i.e., the ’t Hooft-Veltman regularization scheme is the correct one to be used in this context. We also discuss the temperature dependence of (kAF)_? , in which at high temperature, (kAF)_0\\to0 and (kAF)_i\\to-\\frac{e^2}{4?^2}bi . In the context of Weyl semimetals, these results are in accordance with the fact that the chiral magnetic current j^?=(kAF)_0?0???\\partial_? A_? vanishes at high temperature, whereas the anomalous Hall current j^?=(kAF)_i?i???\\partial_? A_? remains unaffected by the finite temperature.

  8. Radiatively induced CPT-odd Chern-Simons term in massless QED

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    Assuncao, J F

    2015-01-01

    In this work, we study the radiative generation of the CPT-odd Lorentz-violating Chern-Simons term, arising from massless fermions. For this, we calculate the vacuum polarization tensor using the 't Hooft-Veltman regularization scheme, in which the result obtained for the coefficient of the Chern-Simons term is $(k_{AF})_\\mu=-\\frac{e^2}{4\\pi^2}\\,b_\\mu$. This result leads us precisely to the same conductivity found in Weyl semimetals, i.e., the 't Hooft-Veltman regularization scheme is the correct one to be used in this context. We also discuss the temperature dependence of $(k_{AF})_\\mu$, in which at high temperature, $(k_{AF})_0\\to0$ and $(k_{AF})_i\\to-\\frac{e^2}{4\\pi^2}b_i$. In the context of Weyl semimetals, these results are in accordance with the fact that the chiral magnetic current $j^\\alpha=(k_{AF})_0\\epsilon^{0\\alpha\\lambda\\rho}\\partial_\\lambda A_\\rho$ vanishes at high temperature, whereas the anomalous Hall current $j^\\alpha=(k_{AF})_i\\epsilon^{i\\alpha\\lambda\\rho}\\partial_\\lambda A_\\rho$ remains una...

  9. Odd-parity magnetoresistance in pyrochlore iridate thin films with broken time-reversal symmetry

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    Fujita, Takahiro; Kozuka, Yusuke; Uchida, Masaki; Tsukazaki, Atsushi; Arima, Taka-Hisa; Kawasaki, Masashi; Department Of Applied Physics; Quantum-Phase Electronics Center Team; Institute For Materials Research Team; Presto, Japan Science; Technology Agency (Jst) Team; Department Of Advanced Materials Science Team; Riken Center For Emergent Matter Science Team

    2015-03-01

    Weyl Semimetal phase has a three dimensional Dirac-like band structure, which has been recently predicted to be materialized in lanthanides iridate pyrochlore (Ln2Ir2O7), accompanied with all-in-all-out spin ordering. Nevertheless, obtaining high quality Ln2Ir2O7 single crystal has been extremely challenging even in bulk. Here, we report on fabrication and magnetotransport property of Eu2Ir2O7 single crystalline thin films. Our films show clear metal insulator transition at around 100 K. We reveal that one of the two degenerate all-in-all-out domain structures, which are interchangeable with time-reversal operation, can be selectively formed by the polarity of the cooling magnetic field. This domain is robustly sustained against sweep magnetic field of 9 T at 2 K, as evidenced by an unusual odd field dependent term in the magnetoresistance and an anomalous term in the Hall resistance. Our findings pave the way for exploring novel quantum transport predicted at their surfaces/interfaces or magnetic domain walls of the pyrochlore iridates.

  10. Low-lying dipole excitations in the heavy, odd-mass nucleus 181Ta

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    Wolpert, A.; Beck, O.; Belic, D.; Besserer, J.; von Brentano, P.; Eckert, T.; Fransen, C.; Herzberg, R.-D.; Kneissl, U.; Margraf, J.; Maser, H.; Nord, A.; Pietralla, N.; Pitz, H. H.

    1998-08-01

    The strength distribution of low-lying dipole excitations in the heavy odd-mass nucleus 181Ta was studied in nuclear resonance fluorescence experiments performed at the bremsstrahlung beam of the Stuttgart 4.3 MV Dynamitron accelerator. To increase the detection sensitivity in the whole range of excitation energies between 1.8 and 4 MeV two measurements were carried out at different bremsstrahlung end-point energies of 2.7 and 4.1 MeV using two large-volume HPGe detectors of a relative efficiency of 100%. Detailed information on excitation energies, decay widths, transition probabilities, and branching ratios of 37 new low-lying states in the energy range 1.8-3.5 MeV have been obtained. The observed dipole strength is rather fragmented, apart from a strong excitation at 2.297 MeV. The total strength in the investigated range of excitation energies (1.8-4 MeV) is reduced by a factor of ~3.5 as compared to the neighboring even-even nucleus 180Hf.

  11. Off-shell photon light-cone wave functions with odd chirality

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    Yu, Ran; Liu, Jueping; Zhu, Kai

    2006-06-01

    Based on a more reasonable simulation method for dealing with the ?-parameter characterizing the pole form for the form factor (the Fourier transform of the instanton zero mode), and a unified way for regularizing the integrals appearing in the expressions of the light-cone photon wave functions, the transverse photon wave function ?_{{?perp}}^{}(u, P 2) at the leading twist with the on-shell or off-shell momentum have been re-examined in the effective low-energy theory derived from the instanton vacuum, and the twist-two parts of the other two photon wave functions, h (s), twisttwo ? || (u, P 2) and h (t), twisttwo ? || (u, P 2), with odd chirality are calculated based on the Wandzura-Wilczek-like relations as well. A brief discussion of the dependence of the coupling f ? ?(P 2) and the light-cone photon wave functions with respect to P2 and the end-point behavior of the photon wave functions are given.

  12. A mid-latitude balloon-borne observation of total odd nitrogen

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    Kondo, Y.; Aimedieu, P.; Matthews, W. A.; Sheldon, W. R.; Benbrook, J. R.

    1990-01-01

    A balloon-borne instrument to measure total odd nitrogen NO(y) has been developed. A converter which enables catalytic conversion of NO(y) into nitric oxide on a heated gold surface is combined with a chemiluminescence detector. The conversion efficiency for NO2 was measured to be close to 100 percent at pressures between 60 and 7 mb. The major source of errors in the balloon-borne measurements are the uncertainties in the estimates of the sample flow rate and the zero level of the instrument. The NO(y) concentration was measured at altitudes between 12 and 28 km with a precision of about 25 percent on a balloon experiment conducted at latitude 44 deg N in June 1989. The NO(y) concentration has been measured to be 1.5 + or - 0.4, 3 + or - 0.7, 10 + or - 3, and 14 + or - 4 ppbv at altitudes of 17, 20, 25, and 28 km, respectively.

  13. Identification of multi-phonon ?-vibrational bands in odd-Z 105Nb

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    Li, H. J.; Zhu, S. J.; Hamilton, J. H.; Ramayya, A. V.; Hwang, J. K.; Liu, Y. X.; Sun, Y.; Xiao, Z. G.; Wang, E. H.; Eldridge, J. M.; Zhang, Z.; Luo, Y. X.; Rasmussen, J. O.; Lee, I. Y.; Ter-Akopian, G. M.; Daniel, A. V.; Oganessian, Yu. Ts.; Ma, W. C.

    2013-11-01

    Background: The odd-Z 105Nb nucleus is located in the A=100 neutron-rich region. The study of multi-phonon vibrational band structures is important for understanding nuclear structure in this region.Purpose: To search for multi-phonon ?-vibrational bands in 105Nb.Methods: The high spin states of 105Nb have been studied by measuring the prompt ? rays emitted in the spontaneous fission of 252Cf. The data analysis is carried out using triple- and four-fold ? coincidence methods.Results: A new level scheme of 105Nb is established. The yrast band has been confirmed, and three new collective bands have been identified. Compared with previous results, a total of 14 new levels and 36 new ? transitions are observed. Two bands built on 625.9 keV and 1231.9 keV levels are proposed as one-phonon- and two-phonon ?-vibrational bands, respectively. The evidences for supporting assignments of the multi-phonon ?-vibrational bands have been discussed. Triaxial projected shell model calculations for the ?-vibrational band structures are found in good agreement with the experimental data, thus further supporting the ?-vibrational interpretations for the experimental results in 105Nb.Conclusions: The one-phonon- and two-phonon ?-vibrational bands have been identified in 105Nb. Our results provide new data to systematically understand the characteristics of the multi-phonon ?-vibrational bands in the A=100 neutron-rich region.

  14. A grossly warped nanographene and the consequences of multiple odd-membered-ring defects

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    Kawasumi, Katsuaki; Zhang, Qianyan; Segawa, Yasutomo; Scott, Lawrence T.; Itami, Kenichiro

    2013-09-01

    Graphite, the most stable form of elemental carbon, consists of pure carbon sheets stacked upon one another like reams of paper. Individual sheets, known as graphene, prefer planar geometries as a consequence of the hexagonal honeycomb-like arrangements of trigonal carbon atoms that comprise their two-dimensional networks. Defects in the form of non-hexagonal rings in such networks cause distortions away from planarity. Herein we report an extreme example of this phenomenon. A 26-ring C80H30 nanographene that incorporates five seven-membered rings and one five-membered ring embedded in a hexagonal lattice was synthesized by stepwise chemical methods, isolated, purified and fully characterized spectroscopically. Its grossly warped structure was revealed by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. An independent synthetic route to a freely soluble derivative of this new type of ‘nanocarbon’ is also reported. Experimental data reveal how the properties of such a large graphene subunit are affected by multiple odd-membered-ring defects.

  15. Insulating state in tetralayers reveals an even–odd interaction effect in multilayer graphene

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    Grushina, Anya L.; Ki, Dong-Keun; Koshino, Mikito; Nicolet, Aurelien A. L.; Faugeras, Clément; McCann, Edward; Potemski, Marek; Morpurgo, Alberto F.

    2015-01-01

    Close to charge neutrality, the electronic properties of graphene and its multilayers are sensitive to electron–electron interactions. In bilayers, for instance, interactions are predicted to open a gap between valence and conduction bands, turning the system into an insulator. In mono and (Bernal-stacked) trilayers, which remain conducting at low temperature, interactions do not have equally drastic consequences. It is expected that interaction effects become weaker for thicker multilayers, whose behaviour should converge to that of graphite. Here we show that this expectation does not correspond to reality by revealing the occurrence of an insulating state close to charge neutrality in Bernal-stacked tetralayer graphene. The phenomenology—incompatible with the behaviour expected from the single-particle band structure—resembles that observed in bilayers, but the insulating state in tetralayers is visible at higher temperature. We explain our findings, and the systematic even–odd effect of interactions in Bernal-stacked layers of different thickness that emerges from experiments, in terms of a generalization of the interaction-driven, symmetry-broken states proposed for bilayers. PMID:25732058

  16. Direct production of a light CP-odd Higgs boson at the Tevatron and LHC

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    Dermisek, Radovan; Gunion, John F. [Department of Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 (United States); Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States) and Theory Group, CERN, CH-1211, Geneva 23 (Switzerland)

    2010-03-01

    We show that the existing CDF L=630 pb{sup -1} Tevatron data on pp{yields}{mu}{sup +{mu}-}X places substantial limits on a light CP-odd Higgs boson a with m{sub a}<2m{sub B} produced via gg{yields}a, even for m{sub a}>2m{sub {tau}}for which BR(a{yields}{mu}{sup +{mu}-}) is relatively small. Extrapolation of this existing CDF analysis to L=10 fb{sup -1} suggests that Tevatron limits on the abb coupling strength in the region m{sub a}>8 GeV could be comparable to or better than limits from Upsilon decays in the m{sub a}<7 GeV region. We also give rough estimates of future prospects at the LHC, demonstrating that early running will substantially improve limits on a light a (or perhaps discover a signal). In particular, outside the Upsilon peak region, integrated luminosity of only 5 fb{sup -1}-20 fb{sup -1} (depending on m{sub a} and {radical}(s)) could reveal a peak in M{sub {mu}}{sup +}{sub {mu}}{sup -} and will certainly place important new limits on a light a. The importance of such limits in the context of next-to-minimal supersymmetric model Higgs discovery and (g-2){sub {mu}}are outlined.

  17. Quasiclassical Treatment and Odd-Parity/Triplet Correspondence in Topological Superconductors

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    Nagai, Yuki; Nakamura, Hiroki; Machida, Masahiko

    2014-05-01

    We construct a quasiclassical framework for topological superconductors with a strong spin–orbit coupling such as CuxBi2Se3. In a manner of the quasiclassical treatment, by decomposing the slowly varying component from a total quasiparticle wave function, the original massive Dirac Bogoliubov–de Gennes (BdG) Hamiltonian derived from a tight-binding model represented by an 8 × 8 matrix is reduced to a 4 × 4 matrix. The resultant equations are equivalent to Andreev-type equations of singlet or triplet superconductors, in which the apparent spin–orbit coupling vanishes. Using this formalism, we find that the odd-parity superconductivity in topological superconductors turns to the spin-triplet one. Moreover, in terms of quasiclassical treatment, we show that the topologically-protected zero-energy states in topological superconductors have correspond to the Andreev bound states established in a long history of studies of unconventional superconductors. This clearly indicates that low-energy nontrivial superconducting properties in the topological superconductors can be analyzed using established theoretical descriptions of the spin-triplet superconductors.

  18. Spatial properties of odd and even low order harmonics generated in gas.

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    Lambert, G; Andreev, A; Gautier, J; Giannessi, L; Malka, V; Petralia, A; Sebban, S; Stremoukhov, S; Tissandier, F; Vodungbo, B; Zeitoun, Ph

    2015-01-01

    High harmonic generation in gases is developing rapidly as a soft X-ray femtosecond light-source for applications. This requires control over all the harmonics characteristics and in particular, spatial properties have to be kept very good. In previous literature, measurements have always included several harmonics contrary to applications, especially spectroscopic applications, which usually require a single harmonic. To fill this gap, we present here for the first time a detailed study of completely isolated harmonics. The contribution of the surrounding harmonics has been totally suppressed using interferential filtering which is available for low harmonic orders. In addition, this allows to clearly identify behaviors of standard odd orders from even orders obtained by frequency-mixing of a fundamental laser and of its second harmonic. Comparisons of the spatial intensity profiles, of the spatial coherence and of the wavefront aberration level of 5? at 160 nm and 6? at 135 nm have then been performed. We have established that the fundamental laser beam aberrations can cause the appearance of a non-homogenous donut-shape in the 6? spatial intensity distribution. This undesirable effect can be easily controlled. We finally conclude that the spatial quality of an even harmonic can be as excellent as in standard generation. PMID:25585715

  19. Spatial properties of odd and even low order harmonics generated in gas

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    Lambert, G.; Andreev, A.; Gautier, J.; Giannessi, L.; Malka, V.; Petralia, A.; Sebban, S.; Stremoukhov, S.; Tissandier, F.; Vodungbo, B.; Zeitoun, Ph.

    2015-01-01

    High harmonic generation in gases is developing rapidly as a soft X-ray femtosecond light-source for applications. This requires control over all the harmonics characteristics and in particular, spatial properties have to be kept very good. In previous literature, measurements have always included several harmonics contrary to applications, especially spectroscopic applications, which usually require a single harmonic. To fill this gap, we present here for the first time a detailed study of completely isolated harmonics. The contribution of the surrounding harmonics has been totally suppressed using interferential filtering which is available for low harmonic orders. In addition, this allows to clearly identify behaviors of standard odd orders from even orders obtained by frequency-mixing of a fundamental laser and of its second harmonic. Comparisons of the spatial intensity profiles, of the spatial coherence and of the wavefront aberration level of 5? at 160 nm and 6? at 135 nm have then been performed. We have established that the fundamental laser beam aberrations can cause the appearance of a non-homogenous donut-shape in the 6? spatial intensity distribution. This undesirable effect can be easily controlled. We finally conclude that the spatial quality of an even harmonic can be as excellent as in standard generation.

  20. A test of odd-oxygen photochemistry using Spacelab 3 atmospheric trace molecule spectroscopy observations

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    Allen, Mark; Delitsky, Mona L.

    1991-01-01

    The ozone profile calculated using a 1D time-dependent photochemical model, with recommended absorption cross sections and reaction rate constants, is systematically less than Spacelab 3 (May 1985) atmospheric trace molecule spectroscopy (ATMOS) observations at sunset, 30 deg N latitude, throughout the upper stratosphere and mesosphere. Model results are about 9 percent smaller than the nominal ATMOS O3 value at 40 km and 50 percent less at 76 km. Given the uncertainties associated with the ATMOS profile, the model 'deficit' may be as large as 15 percent at 36 km, increasing to about 70 percent at 76 km. A similar model O3 deficit exists at sunrise, 47 deg S latitude, in the stratosphere: nominal differences of not more than 25 percent, increasing to not more than 45 percent when the ATMOS uncertainties are considered. Model results closely approximate ATMOS observations in both the upper stratosphere and mesosphere upon enhancing odd-oxygen production by increasing the O2 Schumann-Runge band and Herzberg-continuum cross section values used in the calculations.