These are representative sample records from Science.gov related to your search topic.
For comprehensive and current results, perform a real-time search at Science.gov.
1

Measurements of Solar Vector Magnetic Fields  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Various aspects of the measurement of solar magnetic fields are presented. The four major subdivisions of the study are: (1) theoretical understanding of solar vector magnetic fields; (3) techniques for interpretation of observational data; and (4) techniques for data display.

Hagyard, M. J. (editor)

1985-01-01

2

Vector Magnetic Field in Emerging Flux Regions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A crucial phase in magnetic flux emergence is the rise of magnetic flux tubes through the solar photosphere, which represents a severe transition between the very different environments of the solar interior and corona. Multi-wavelength observations with Flare Genesis, TRACE, SoHO, and more recently with the vector magnetographs at THEMIS and Hida (DST) led to the following conclusions. The fragmented magnetic field in the emergence region - with dipped field lines or bald patches - is directly related with Ellerman bombs, arch filament systems, and overlying coronal loops. Measurements of vector magnetic fields have given evidence that undulating "serpentine" fields are present while magnetic flux tubes cross the photosphere. See the sketch below, and for more detail see Pariat et al. (2004, 2007); Watanabe et al. (2008):

Schmieder, B.; Pariat, E.

3

Mapping the magnetic field vector in a fountain clock  

SciTech Connect

We show how the mapping of the magnetic field vector components can be achieved in a fountain clock by measuring the Larmor transition frequency in atoms that are used as a spatial probe. We control two vector components of the magnetic field and apply audio frequency magnetic pulses to localize and measure the field vector through Zeeman spectroscopy.

Gertsvolf, Marina; Marmet, Louis [National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6 (Canada)

2011-12-15

4

Vector magnetic fields of Solar Granulation  

E-print Network

Observations of quiet Sun from the Solar Optical Telescope/Spectro-Polarimeter (SOT/SP) aboard the Hinode spacecraft would reveal the magnetic characters of the solar photosphere. By making use of the deep mode observations of three quiet regions, we have statistically studied the vector magnetic fields of solar granulation. More than 2000 normal granules are manually selected to form a sample. It is recognized that some granules are even darker than the mean photosphere in intensity, and there is a linear correlation between intensity and Doppler velocity in granules. The distributions of longitudinal and transverse apparent magnetic flux densities, Doppler velocity and continuum intensity of granules are obtained, and their unsigned magnetic flux measured. Two approaches are carried out in this study. First we obtained the magnetic properties of granulation by averaging the measurements for all the sampling granules. Secondly, we reconstructed an average granular cell based on a sub-sample, and obtained the detailed distribution of apparent magnetic flux density within the model granular cell. All the results have been compared with that of inter-granular lanes and a few typical abnormal granules.

Chunlan Jin; Jingxiu Wang; Meng Zhao

2008-09-05

5

Charged and neutral vector ? mesons in a magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The vector meson ? in the presence of an external magnetic field has been investigated in the framework of the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model, in which mesons are constructed by the infinite sum of quark-loop chains by using random phase approximation. The quark loop of ? meson polarization function is calculated to the leading order of 1 /Nc expansion by taking the quark propagator in Ritus form as well the Landau level representation. It is found that the constituent quark mass increases with magnetic field, the masses of the neutral vector meson ?0 with spin component sz=0 ,±1 , and the charged vector meson ?± with sz=0 also increases with magnetic field. However, the mass square of the charged vector meson ?+ (?-) with sz=+1 (sz=-1 ) decreases linearly with magnetic field and drops to zero at the critical magnetic field e Bc?0.2 GeV2 , which indicates the possible condensation of a charged vector meson in the vacuum. The value of the critical magnetic field is the same by using the Ritus quark propagator as well the Landau level representation of the quark propagator, which is much lower than the value e Bc?0.6 GeV2 predicted by a pointlike vector meson.

Liu, Hao; Yu, Lang; Huang, Mei

2015-01-01

6

Magnetic Moment of Vector Mesons in the Background Field Method  

E-print Network

We report some results for the magnetic moments of vector mesons extracted from mass shifts in the presence of static external magnetic fields. The calculations are done on $24^4$ quenched lattices using standard Wilson actions, with $\\beta$=6.0 and pion mass down to 500 MeV. The results are compared to those from the form factor method.

Frank X. Lee; Scott Moerschbacher; Walter Wilcox

2007-10-11

7

HMI/SDO results with the vector magnetic field data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since May 2010, the Helioseismic Magnetic Imager (HMI) has made full-disk vector magnetic field measurement of the Sun with a cadence of 12 minutes. The angular resolution is about 1 arc second, corresponding to about 300 km per pixel at solar disk center. Rapid, continuous HMI measurements allow us to follow each small-scale magnetic field element on the photosphere, which will help our understanding of the dynamics in a wide span of space and time. For active regions and sunspots, this temporal and spatial resolution allows us to estimate the energy fluxes passing through the solar photosphere. Those fluxes provide the boundary values for coronal models, such as three-dimensional time-dependent magneto-hydrodynamics (MHD) and magneto-friction simulations and the nonlinear force free field (NLFFF) model. The calculations determine the three-dimensional magnetic field structures and theoretically reproduce their evolution above the photosphere. In principle full-disk coverage of the vector field observations (with low enough noise) can give better determination of the magnetic field near the limb, including the polar field, as well as mitigate artifacts in converting the line-of-sight magnetic field observations to the radial component. The HMI vector data products will help study and answer various long-standing questions in field of solar physics. This presentation provides an introductory review of the HMI magnetic field data products being provided through the JSOC (Joint Science Operation Center, http://jsoc.stanford.edu). Products include the 3-component vector data derived with a fast ME-inversion and disambiguation, inferred inductive flows determined by means of DAVE4VM and ILCT, model results by means of the NLFFF and MHD models, as well as near-real-time space weather products.

Hayashi, K.; HMI Vector Magnetic Field Team

2011-12-01

8

Measurement of solar vector magnetic fields using Kodaikanal tower telescope  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A Stokes polarimeter was built at the Kodaikanal Tower Telescope to study the vector field map of active regions like sunspot using the well known Fe I lines 6301.5 Å and 6302.5 Å lines. The Mueller matrix of the polarimeter was obtained using simple laboratory and field tests. The instrumental polarisation due to the oblique reflections are removed before the observed Stokes profiles were analysed. The advanced Stokes Polarimeter data analysis program (ASP code) was used to invert the corrected Stokes profiles to calculate the vector magnetic field parameters of NOAA 8951. The maximum field strength obtained at the umbra of the sunspot was 2500 Gauss. The variation of the field strength, the line-of-sight angle and the azimuthal angle along a cut which passes through the umbra resembles that of a simple round sunspot. The accuracy in the calculation of the vector field is high in the umbra and low in the outer edge of the penumbra of the observed sunspot. The range of errors in the calculation of the field strength, line-of-sight inclination angle, and the azimuthal angle of the magnetic vector are 20-100 Gauss, 1-5O, and 12-20O respectively. We also find a good fit for the observed Stokes profiles of the Ti I line at 6303.78 Å with a synthetic profile produced using the vector field parameters derived from the Fe I 6301.5 Å and 6302.5 Å lines.

Sankarasubramanian, R.; Rangarajan, K. E.; Ramesh, K. B.

2002-06-01

9

Magnetic field satellite /MAGSAT/ spacecraft vector magnetometer calibration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The low-flying MAGSAT spacecraft, launched October 30, 1979, included a Vector Magnetometer to accurately map the magnitude and direction of the magnetic field of the earth. Calibration of the magnetometer included arc-second precision determination of the relative orientations of the three sensor axes in a coordinate system defined by optical references. This determination began with laboratory measurements of the relative alignments of optical components mounted with the magnetometer. The actual calibration procedure then consisted basically of accurate and repeatable positioning of the Vector Magnetometer within a unique magnetic test facility which nulls the earth's magnetic field, then generates magnetic fields of various orientations and strengths. Analysis of the magnetometer sensor outputs together with the position and alignment data then gave the axes orientations. We used precision theodolites and methods related to surveying techniques to achieve the accurate positioning and optical component alignment measurements. The final calibration accuracy exceeded results previously achieved in the facility.

Hinkal, S. W.

1980-01-01

10

Determination of coronal magnetic fields from vector magnetograms  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report covers technical progress during the second year of the contract entitled 'Determination of Coronal Magnetic Fields from Vector Magnetograms,' NASW-4728, between NASA and Science Applications International Corporation, and covers the period January 1, 1993 to December 31, 1993. Under this contract SAIC has conducted research into the determination of coronal magnetic fields from vector magnetograms, including the development and application of algorithms to determine force-free coronal fields above selected observations of active regions. The contract began on June 30, 1992 and has a completion date of December 31, 1994. This contract is a continuation of work started in a previous contract, NASW-4571, which covered the period November 15, 1990 to December 14, 1991. During this second year we have concentrated on studying additional active regions and in using the estimated coronal magnetic fields to compare to coronal features inferred from observations.

Mikic, Zoran

1993-01-01

11

Magnetic field satellite \\/MAGSAT\\/ spacecraft vector magnetometer calibration  

Microsoft Academic Search

The low-flying MAGSAT spacecraft, launched October 30, 1979, included a Vector Magnetometer to accurately map the magnitude and direction of the magnetic field of the earth. Calibration of the magnetometer included arc-second precision determination of the relative orientations of the three sensor axes in a coordinate system defined by optical references. This determination began with laboratory measurements of the relative

S. W. Hinkal

1980-01-01

12

The Height Dependence of the Magnetic Vector Field in Sunspots  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A complex active region was observed simultaneously with the solar telescopes VTT and THEMIS on Tenrife in May 2005. Spatial scans across the sunspot group were performed at both telescopes. The full Stokes-vector was recorded in several photospheric spectral lines, i.~e. at the VTT in a group of iron and silicon lines in the near infrared and at THEMIS in iron and chromium lines in the visible. Inversions were carried out independently for the different lines in order to derive the magnetic field strength, its inclination and azimuth together with the temperature stratification. Thus we obtained the three-dimensional structure of the magnetic field. Selected locations in the penumbra and in light bridges were considered in detail. We find a general tendency that the magnetic field is weaker and less inclined in higher layers.

Balthasar, H.; Bommier, V.

2009-06-01

13

New insights into chromospheric structures from vector magnetic field measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the last decade advances in instrumentation atomic physics and modeling have greatly improved the access to the chromospheric magnetic field vector High sensitivity polarimeters like the Tenerife Infrared Polarimeter TIP2 VTT or the Spectro-Polarimeter for Infrared and Optical Regions SPINOR HAO lead to reliable Zeeman measurements using the He I 10830 nm triplet Theoretical modeling of the Hanle and the Paschen Back effect helped to significantly improve the analysis of polarization measurements in this triplet allowing to directly visualize the magnetic structure of spicules polar prominences and active regions In this presentation I will summarize the results of chromospheric magnetic field measurements using this interesting triplet obtained in the last couple of years and discuss the great potential it has to further uncover the complex structure of the chromosphere

Lagg, A.

14

Vector-valued crustal magnetic field estimation using vector Slepian functions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To solve for the terrestrial or a planetary magnetic field from vector-valued measurements made by a satellite, an inversion needs to be performed that correctly maps the noisily and incompletely observed data down to the source level. For the case of the scalar potential, powerful localization techniques have aided in regularizing the ill-posed inverse problem of making global inference from local data, or vice versa. One can use splines, wavelets, cap harmonics, and also Slepian functions, which are optimally concentrated spatio-spectrally with respect to a function-energy norm. The Slepian functions, in particular, have been very useful in gravity geodesy, but also for the study of planetary magnetic fields available as spherical-harmonic potential expansions. It is clear that the benefits of localization are not available to vector data by simply focusing on the vector components individually. Rather, for the most common problems where a potential-description remains adequate, a dedicated function basis needs to be sought that is harmonic, vectorial in nature, bandlimited, and localized to target regions on the surface of the sphere. We have recently developed such a "vectorial spherical Slepian basis", and are thus ready to tackle the study of the satellite geomagnetic inverse problems of the future. In this presentation we apply vector-Slepian functions to the estimation of the vector-valued crustal magnetic field from vector-valued data at satellite altitude. The downward continuation of vector functions that satisfy the source-free assumption can be performed similarly to the scalar downward continuation if the data are described in a suitably transformed vector-spherical harmonic basis. We test our approach with artificial data using different data and noise power spectra and for different target regions. The vector Slepian approach should be beneficial in cases where we either have only local data at satellite altitude but want to obtain as much crustal field information as possible or if we have global data at satellite altitude but want to perform a purely local analysis of the crustal field, as we show by example.

Plattner, A.; Simons, F. J.

2012-12-01

15

Vector Magnetic Fields and Electric Currents from the Imaging Vector Magnetograph  

E-print Network

First, we describe a general procedure to produce high quality vector magnetograms using the Imaging Vector Magnetograph (IVM) at Mees Solar Observatory. At the spatial resolution 2"x2", the Stokes Q,U,V uncertainty reaches 0.001-0.0005 in time-averaged data over 1-hour in the quiet Sun. When vector magnetic fields are inferred from the time-averaged Stokes spectral images of FeI 6302.5A, the resulting uncertainties are on the order of 10 G for the longitudinal fields, 40 G for the transverse field strength and 9 degree for the magnetic azimuth. The magnetic field inversion used in this work is the "Triplet" code, which was developed and implemented in the IVM software package by the late Barry J. LaBonte. The inversion code is described in detail in the Appendix. Second, we solve for the absolute value of the vertical electric current density, |Jz|, accounting for the above IVM problems, for two different active regions. One is a single sunspot region (NOAA 10001 observed on 20 June 2002) while the other is a more complex, quadrupolar region (NOAA10030 observed on 15 July 2002). We use a calculation that does not require disambiguation of 180 degree in the transverse field directions. The |Jz| uncertainty is on the order of 7.0 mA m^-2. The vertical current density increases with increasing vertical magnetic field. The rate of increase is about 1 -2 times as large in the quadrupolar NOAA 10030 region as in the simple NOAA 10001, and it is more spatially variable over NOAA 10030 than over NOAA 10001.

Jing Li; A. A. van Ballegooijen; Don Mickey

2008-11-01

16

Vector magnetic field changes associated with X-class flares  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We present high-resolution transverse and longitudinal magnetic field measurements bracketing five X-class solar flares. We show that the magnetic shear, defined as the angular difference between the measured field and calculated potential field, actually increases after all of these flares. In each case, the shear is shown to increase along a substantial portion of the magnetic neutral line. For two of the cases, we have excellent time resolution, on the order of several minutes, and we demonstrate that the shear increase is impulsive. We briefly discuss the theoretical implications of our results.

Wang, Haimin; Ewell, M. W., Jr.; Zirin, H.; Ai, Guoxiang

1994-01-01

17

Resolving the 180-degree ambiguity in vector magnetic field measurements: The 'minimum' energy solution  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

I present a robust algorithm that resolves the 180-deg ambiguity in measurements of the solar vector magnetic field. The technique simultaneously minimizes both the divergence of the magnetic field and the electric current density using a simulated annealing algorithm. This results in the field orientation with approximately minimum free energy. The technique is well-founded physically and is simple to implement.

Metcalf, Thomas R.

1994-01-01

18

Vector Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Vector fields are vectors which change from point to point. A standard example is the velocity of moving air, in other words, wind. For instance, the current wind pattern in the San Francisco area can be found at . This site has a 2-dimensional representation; careful reading of the webpage will tell you at what elevation the wind is shown. How would you represent a vector field in 3 dimensions? What features are important? Some simple examples are shown. Each can be rotated by clicking and dragging with the mouse. Explore!

Ay, Tevian

2006-01-01

19

Measurements of the magnetic field vector using multiple electromagnetically induced transparency resonances in Rb vapor  

SciTech Connect

We study the dependence of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) resonance amplitudes on the external magnetic field direction in a linearly polarized bichromatic light (lin||lin) configuration in {sup 87}Rb vapor. We demonstrate that all seven resolvable EIT resonances exhibit maxima or minima at certain orientations of the laser polarization relative to the wave vector and magnetic field. This effect can be used for the development of a high-precision EIT vector magnetometer.

Cox, Kevin; Novikova, Irina; Mikhailov, Eugeniy E. [Department of Physics, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 (United States); Yudin, Valery I.; Taichenachev, Alexey V. [Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS, Novosibirsk RU-630090 (Russian Federation); Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk RU-630092 (Russian Federation); Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk RU-630090 (Russian Federation)

2011-01-15

20

Vector Tomography Inversion for the 3D Coronal Magnetic Field Based on CoMP data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetic fields in the solar corona dominates the gas pressure and therefore determine the static and dynamic properties of the corona. Direct measurement of the coronal magnetic field is one of the most challenging problems in observational solar astronomy and recently a significant progress has been achieved here with deployment of the HAO Coronal Multichannel Polarimeter (CoMP). The instrument provides polarization measurements of Fe XIII 10747 A forbidden line emission. The observed polarization depends on magnetic field through the Hanle and Zeeman effects. However, because the coronal measurements are integrated over line-of-site (LOS), it is impossible to derive the configuration of the coronal magnetic field from a single observation (from a single viewing direction). The vector tomography techniques based on measurements from several viewing directions has the potential to resolve the 3D coronal magnetic field structure over LOS. Because of the non-linear character of the Hanle effect, the reconstruction result based on such data is not straightforward and depends on the particular coronal field configuration. Therefore we study here what is the sensitivity of the vector tomographic inversion to sophisticated (MHD) coronal magnetic field models. For several important cases of magnetic field configuration, it has been found that even just Stokes-Q and -U data (supplied with 3D coronal density and temperature) can be used in vector tomography to provide a realistic 3D coronal magnetic field configuration. This vector tomograpic technique is applied to CoMP data.

Kramar, M.; Lin, H.; Tomczyk, S.; Inhester, B.; Davila, J. M.

2011-12-01

21

VECTOR TOMOGRAPHY FOR THE CORONAL MAGNETIC FIELD. II. HANLE EFFECT MEASUREMENTS  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, we investigate the feasibility of saturated coronal Hanle effect vector tomography or the application of vector tomographic inversion techniques to reconstruct the three-dimensional magnetic field configuration of the solar corona using linear polarization measurements of coronal emission lines. We applied Hanle effect vector tomographic inversion to artificial data produced from analytical coronal magnetic field models with equatorial and meridional currents and global coronal magnetic field models constructed by extrapolation of real photospheric magnetic field measurements. We tested tomographic inversion with only Stokes Q, U, electron density, and temperature inputs to simulate observations over large limb distances where the Stokes I parameters are difficult to obtain with ground-based coronagraphs. We synthesized the coronal linear polarization maps by inputting realistic noise appropriate for ground-based observations over a period of two weeks into the inversion algorithm. We found that our Hanle effect vector tomographic inversion can partially recover the coronal field with a poloidal field configuration, but that it is insensitive to a corona with a toroidal field. This result demonstrates that Hanle effect vector tomography is an effective tool for studying the solar corona and that it is complementary to Zeeman effect vector tomography for the reconstruction of the coronal magnetic field.

Kramar, M. [Physics Department, The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20064 (United States); Inhester, B. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung, Max-Plank-Str. 2, D-37191 Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany); Lin, H. [Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 34 Ohia Ku Street, Pukalani, Maui, HI 96768 (United States); Davila, J., E-mail: maxim.i.kramar@nasa.gov, E-mail: Joseph.M.Davila@nasa.gov, E-mail: inhester@mps.mpg.de, E-mail: lin@ifa.hawaii.edu [NASA-GSFC, Code 671, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)

2013-09-20

22

Attitude determination and orbital estimation using Earth position and magnetic field vector measurements  

Microsoft Academic Search

An attitude determination routine based on geometric relations coupled with an orbital position estimator is designed. The proposed determination algorithm utilizes Earth position and magnetic field vector measurements. Orbital position data is provided by an extended Kalman filter (EKF) estimation of the Keplerian orbital elements. This estimator uses only measurements of the magnitude of the Earth's magnetic field. Coupling the

Brogan Page Morton; K. Koprubasi; M.-W. L. Thein

2004-01-01

23

Optical Alignment Support Of The Magnetic Field Satellite (MAGSAT) Vector Magnetometer Calibration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Magnetic Field Satellite (MAGSAT) was launched into low earth orbit on October 30, 1979, and reentered on June 11, 1980. It included a vector magnetometer which was successfully used to accurate-ly map the magnitude and direction of the magnetic field over most of the surface of the earth. To achieve the accuracy sought required arc second precision determination of the relative orientations of the three sensor axes in a coordinate system defined by optical references attached to the magnetometer. The calibration procedure consisted basically of accurate and repeatable positioning of the vector magnetometer within a unique magnetic test facility which nulls the earth's magnetic field, then generates magnetic fields of selected orientations and strengths. Analysis of the magnetometer sensor outputs together with data on the accurate positioning and optical reference alignment gave the axes orientations. We used precision theodolites and methods related to surveying techniques to do the accurate positioning and optical component alignment measurements.

Hinkal, Sanford W.

1982-06-01

24

Stokes Profile Analysis and Vector Magnetic Fields. VI. Fine Scale Structure of a Sunspot  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The vector magnetic field structure of a small, symmetric sunspot observed very close to disk center has been explored using data from the High Altitude Observatory/National Solar Observatory Advanced Stokes Polarimeter (ASP). This instrument provides, for the first time, quantitative information on sunspot photospheric vector magnetic fields with high angular resolution, as derived from full Stokes profiles of the Zeeman-sensitive Fe I line pair at 630 nm. We find the following. (1) The penumbra contains narrow, radial "spines" of more intense magnetic field more vertically oriented than their surroundings; (2) the magnetic field diverges azimuthally away from the spine axes, as it should for a more intense intrusion of field embedded in a gravitational stratified atmosphere; (3) there are dark protrusions out from the umbra which traverse much of the penumbra and which are characterized by more vertical magnetic field; (4) the observed structure of the magnetic field in both the umbra and penumbra is stable over the 30 minute duration of our observing sequence; (5) we do not find a tight correlation of field inclination with intensity in the penumbra; (6) at the outer edge of the penumbra, the field penetrates the photosphere at an average angle of about 70° from the vertical; (7) outside of the penumbra the sunspot field forms a canopy which is directly observed by our technique; (8) outside of, but close to the sunspot, there are small magnetic features of mixed polarity that are rather highly inclined to the vertical, presumably as influenced by the sunspot canopy; (9) away from the sunspot, the isolated magnetic elements have nearly vertical orientation. These observations suggest that magnetic buoyancy, in addition to thermal buoyancy, plays an important role in maintaining the observed structure in sunspot penumbra.

Lites, B. W.; Elmore, D. F.; Seagraves, P.; Skumanich, A. P.

1993-12-01

25

VECTOR MAGNETIC FIELDS AND CURRENT HELICITIES IN CORONAL HOLES AND QUIET REGIONS  

SciTech Connect

In the solar photosphere, many properties of coronal holes (CHs) are not known, especially vector magnetic fields. Using observations from Hinode, we investigate vector magnetic fields, current densities, and current helicities in two CHs, and compare them with two normal quiet regions (QRs) for the first time. We find that the areas where large current helicities are located are mainly co-spatial with strong vertical and horizontal field elements both in shape and in location. In the CHs, horizontal magnetic fields, inclination angles, current densities, and current helicities are larger than those in the QRs. The mean vertical current density and current helicity in the CHs and QRs, averaged over all the observed areas including the CHs and QRs, are approximately 0.008 A m{sup -2} and 0.005 G{sup 2} m{sup -1}, respectively. The mean current density in magnetic flux concentrations where the vertical fields are stronger than 100 G is as large as 0.012 {+-} 0.001 A m{sup -2}, consistent with that in the flare productive active regions. Our results imply that the magnetic fields, especially the strong fields, both in the CHs and in the QRs are nonpotential.

Yang Shuhong; Zhang Jun; Li Ting [Key Laboratory of Solar Activity, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012 (China); Ding Mingde, E-mail: shuhongyang@nao.cas.cn, E-mail: zjun@nao.cas.cn, E-mail: liting@nao.cas.cn, E-mail: dmd@nju.edu.cn [Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093 (China)

2011-01-01

26

The derivation of vector magnetic fields from Stokes profiles - Integral versus least squares fitting techniques  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of two methods for deriving photospheric vector magnetic fields from the Zeeman effect, as observed in the Fe I line at 6302.5 A at high spectral resolution (45 mA), are compared. The first method does not take magnetooptical effects into account, but determines the vector magnetic field from the integral properties of the Stokes profiles. The second method is an iterative least-squares fitting technique which fits the observed Stokes profiles to the profiles predicted by the Unno-Rachkovsky solution to the radiative transfer equation. For sunspot fields above about 1500 gauss, the two methods are found to agree in derived azimuthal and inclination angles to within about + or - 20 deg.

Ronan, R. S.; Mickey, D. L.; Orrall, F. Q.

1987-01-01

27

An Automated Ambiguity-Resolution Code for Hinode/SP Vector Magnetic Field Data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A fast, automated algorithm is presented for use in resolving the 180° ambiguity in vector magnetic field data, including those data from Hinode/Spectropolarimeter. The Fortran-based code is loosely based on the Minimum Energy Algorithm, and is distributed to provide ambiguity-resolved data for the general user community. Here we generally describe the released code (available at http://www.cora.nwra.com/AMBIG), examples of its performance and usage for Hinode/SP data.

Leka, K. D.; Barnes, G.; Crouch, A.

2009-12-01

28

On parasupersymmetric oscillators and relativistic vector mesons in constant magnetic fields  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Johnson-Lippmann considerations on oscillators and their connection with the minimal coupling schemes are visited in order to introduce a new Sakata-Taketani equation describing vector mesons in interaction with a constant magnetic field. This new proposal, based on a specific parasupersymmetric oscillator-like system, is characterized by real energies as opposed to previously pointed out relativistic equations corresponding to this interacting context.

Debergh, Nathalie; Beckers, Jules

1995-01-01

29

The Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) Vector Magnetic Field Pipeline: SHARPs - Space-Weather HMI Active Region Patches  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new data product from the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) onboard the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) called Space-weather HMI Active Region Patches ( SHARPs) is now available. SDO/HMI is the first space-based instrument to map the full-disk photospheric vector magnetic field with high cadence and continuity. The SHARP data series provide maps in patches that encompass automatically tracked magnetic concentrations for their entire lifetime; map quantities include the photospheric vector magnetic field and its uncertainty, along with Doppler velocity, continuum intensity, and line-of-sight magnetic field. Furthermore, keywords in the SHARP data series provide several parameters that concisely characterize the magnetic-field distribution and its deviation from a potential-field configuration. These indices may be useful for active-region event forecasting and for identifying regions of interest. The indices are calculated per patch and are available on a twelve-minute cadence. Quick-look data are available within approximately three hours of observation; definitive science products are produced approximately five weeks later. SHARP data are available at jsoc.stanford.edu and maps are available in either of two different coordinate systems. This article describes the SHARP data products and presents examples of SHARP data and parameters.

Bobra, M. G.; Sun, X.; Hoeksema, J. T.; Turmon, M.; Liu, Y.; Hayashi, K.; Barnes, G.; Leka, K. D.

2014-09-01

30

COMPARISON OF FORCE-FREE CORONAL MAGNETIC FIELD MODELING USING VECTOR FIELDS FROM HINODE AND SOLAR DYNAMICS OBSERVATORY  

SciTech Connect

Photospheric magnetic vector maps from two different instruments are used to model the nonlinear force-free coronal magnetic field above an active region. We use vector maps inferred from polarization measurements of the Solar Dynamics Observatory/Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) and the Solar Optical Telescope's Spectropolarimeter (SP) on board Hinode. Besides basing our model calculations on HMI data, we use both SP data of original resolution and scaled down to the resolution of HMI. This allows us to compare the model results based on data from different instruments and to investigate how a binning of high-resolution data affects the model outcome. The resulting three-dimensional magnetic fields are compared in terms of magnetic energy content and magnetic topology. We find stronger magnetic fields in the SP data, translating into a higher total magnetic energy of the SP models. The net Lorentz forces of the HMI and SP lower boundaries verify their force-free compatibility. We find substantial differences in the absolute estimates of the magnetic field energy but similar relative estimates, e.g., the fraction of excess energy and of the flux shared by distinct areas. The location and extension of neighboring connectivity domains differ and the SP model fields tend to be higher and more vertical. Hence, conclusions about the magnetic connectivity based on force-free field models are to be drawn with caution. We find that the deviations of the model solution when based on the lower-resolution SP data are small compared to the differences of the solutions based on data from different instruments.

Thalmann, J. K.; Tiwari, S. K.; Wiegelmann, T., E-mail: thalmann@mps.mpg.de [Max-Plank-Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung, Max-Planck-Str. 2, D-37191 Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany)

2013-05-20

31

OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE OF CHANGING PHOTOSPHERIC VECTOR MAGNETIC FIELDS ASSOCIATED WITH SOLAR FLARES  

SciTech Connect

Recent observations have provided evidence that the solar photospheric magnetic fields could have rapid and permanent changes in both longitudinal and transverse components associated with major flares. As a result, the Lorentz force (LF) acting on the solar photosphere and solar interior could be perturbed, and the change of LF is always nearly in the downward direction. However, these rapid and permanent changes have not been systematically investigated, yet, using vector magnetograms. In this paper, we analyze photospheric vector magnetograms covering five flares to study the evolution of photospheric magnetic fields. In particular, we investigate two-dimensional spatial distributions of the changing LF. Around the major flaring polarity inversion line, the net change of the LF is directed downward in an area of {approx}10{sup 19} cm{sup 2} for X-class flares. For all events, the white-light observations show that sunspots darken in this location after flares, and magnetic fields become more inclined, which is consistent with the ideas put forward by Hudson et al. and Fisher et al., and observations.

Su, J. T.; Jing, J.; Wang, H. M. [Space Weather Research Laboratory, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102-1982 (United States); Mao, X. J.; Wang, X. F.; Zhang, H. Q.; Deng, Y. Y.; Guo, J.; Wang, G. P., E-mail: sjt@bao.ac.cn [Key Laboratory of Solar Activity, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012 (China)

2011-06-01

32

Center-to-Limb Variation of the Magnetic Field Vector Distribution in the Internetwork  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I present a comparison between the Probability Density Functions of the magnetic field strength, inclination, azimuth, and filling factor determined at four different heliocentric angles in the quiet Sun internetwork. The data were acquired with the spectropolarimeter attached to the Solar Optical Telescope onboard the Hinode satellite. The signal-to-the-noise ratio corresponds to ˜ 3600, measured at the continuum of Stokes I. To obtain the PDFs, the data were subjected to a simple one component Milne-Eddington inversion. The results show that for strong fields (above 300 G), variations on the shape of the inclination PDF are detected, suggesting that the geometry of the field vector changes with viewing angle. For weaker fields, the distribution of inclinations does not vary, what concurs with the isotropic nature of the internetwork fields.

Orozco Suárez, D.

2012-08-01

33

The inference of vector magnetic fields from polarization measurements with limited spectral resolution  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A method is presented for recovery of the vector magnetic field and thermodynamic parameters from polarization measurement of photospheric line profiles measured with filtergraphs. The method includes magneto-optic effects and may be utilized on data sampled at arbitrary wavelengths within the line profile. The accuracy of this method is explored through inversion of synthetic Stokes profiles subjected to varying levels of random noise, instrumental wave-length resolution, and line profile sampling. The level of error introduced by the systematic effect of profile sampling over a finite fraction of the 5 minute oscillation cycle is also investigated. The results presented here are intended to guide instrumental design and observational procedure.

Lites, B. W.; Skumanich, A.

1985-01-01

34

The Z3 model of Saturns magnetic field and the Pioneer 11 vector helium magnetometer observations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Magnetic field observations obtained by the Pioneer 11 vector helium magnetometer are compared with the Z(sub 3) model magnetic field. These Pioneer 11 observations, obtained at close-in radial distances, constitute an important and independent test of the Z(sub 3) zonal harmonic model, which was derived from Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 fluxgate magnetometer observations. Differences between the Pioneer 11 magnetometer and the Z(sub 3) model field are found to be small (approximately 1%) and quantitatively consistent with the expected instrumental accuracy. A detailed examination of these differences in spacecraft payload coordinates shows that they are uniquely associated with the instrument frame of reference and operation. A much improved fit to the Pioneer 11 observations is obtained by rotation of the instrument coordinate system about the spacecraft spin axis by 1.4 degree. With this adjustment, possibly associated with an instrumental phase lag or roll attitude error, the Pioneer 11 vector helium magnetometer observations are fully consistent with the Voyager Z(sub 3) model.

Connerney, J. E. P.; Acuna, M. H.; Ness, N. F.

1984-01-01

35

The Z3 model of Saturn's magnetic field and the Pioneer 11 vector helium magnetometer observations  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Magnetic field observations obtained by the Pioneer 11 vector helium magnetometer are compared with the Z(sub 3) model magnetic field. These Pioneer 11 observations, obtained at close-in radial distances, constitute an important and independent test of the Z(sub 3) zonal harmonic model, which was derived from Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 fluxgate magnetometer observations. Differences between the Pioneer 11 magnetometer and the Z(sub 3) model field are found to be small (approximately 1 percent) and quantitatively consistent with the expected instrumental accuracy. A detailed examination of these differences in spacecraft payload coordinates shows that they are uniquely associated with the instrument frame of reference and operation. A much improved fit to the Pioneer 11 observations is obtained by rotation of the instrument coordinate system about the spacecraft spin axis by 1.4 degree. With this adjustment, possibly associated with an instrumental phase lag or roll attitude error, the Pioneer 11 vector helium magnetometer observations are fully consistent with the Voyager Z(sub 3) model.

Connerney, J. E. P.; Acuna, M. H.; Ness, N. F.

1984-01-01

36

New models of Saturn's magnetic field using Pioneer 11 Vector Helium Magnetometer data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In a reanalysis of the Vector Helium Magnetometer data taken by Pioneer 11 during its Saturn encounter in 1979, using improvements in the data set and in the procedures, studies are made of a variety of models. The best is the P(11)84 model, an axisymmetric spherical harmonic model of Saturn's magnetic field within 8 Saturn radii of the planet. The appropriately weighted root mean square average of the difference between the observed and the modeled field is 1.13 percent. For the Voyager-based Z3 model of Connerney, Acuna, and Ness, this average difference from the Pioneer 11 data is 1.81 percent. The external source currents in the magnetopause, tail, bow shock, and perhaps ring currents vary with time and can only be crudely modeled. An algebraic formula is derived for calculating the L shells on which energetic charged particles drift in axisymmetric fields.

Davis, L., Jr.; Smith, E. J.

1986-01-01

37

Inferring the magnetic field vector in the quiet Sun. II. Interpreting results from the inversion of Stokes profiles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a previous paper, we argued that the inversion of Stokes profiles applied to spectropolarimetric observations of the solar internetwork yield unrealistically large values of the inclination of the magnetic field vector (?). This is because photon noise in Stokes Q and U are interpreted by the inversion code as valid signals, that leads to an overestimation of the transverse component B?, thus the inclination ?. However, our study was based on the analysis of linear polarization signals that featured only uncorrelated noise. In this paper, we develop this idea further and study this effect in Stokes Q and U profiles that also show correlated noise. In addition, we extend our study to the three components of the magnetic field vector, as well as the magnetic filling factor ?. With this, we confirm the tendency to overestimate ? when inverting linear polarization profiles that, although non-zero, are still below the noise level. We also establish that the overestimation occurs mainly for magnetic fields that are nearly vertical ? ? 20°. This indicates that a reliable inference of the inclination of the magnetic field vector cannot be achieved by analyzing only Stokes I and V. In addition, when inverting Stokes Q and U profiles below the noise, the inversion code retrieves a randomly uniform distribution of the azimuth of the magnetic field vector ?. To avoid these problems, we propose only inverting Stokes profiles for which the linear polarization signals are sufficiently above the noise level. However, this approach is also biased because, in spite of allowing for a very accurate retrieval of the magnetic field vector from the selected Stokes profiles, it selects only profiles arising from highly inclined magnetic fields.

Borrero, J. M.; Kobel, P.

2012-11-01

38

Solar Flare Prediction Using SDO/HMI Vector Magnetic Field Data with a Machine-learning Algorithm  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We attempt to forecast M- and X-class solar flares using a machine-learning algorithm, called support vector machine (SVM), and four years of data from the Solar Dynamics Observatory's Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, the first instrument to continuously map the full-disk photospheric vector magnetic field from space. Most flare forecasting efforts described in the literature use either line-of-sight magnetograms or a relatively small number of ground-based vector magnetograms. This is the first time a large data set of vector magnetograms has been used to forecast solar flares. We build a catalog of flaring and non-flaring active regions sampled from a database of 2071 active regions, comprised of 1.5 million active region patches of vector magnetic field data, and characterize each active region by 25 parameters. We then train and test the machine-learning algorithm and we estimate its performances using forecast verification metrics with an emphasis on the true skill statistic (TSS). We obtain relatively high TSS scores and overall predictive abilities. We surmise that this is partly due to fine-tuning the SVM for this purpose and also to an advantageous set of features that can only be calculated from vector magnetic field data. We also apply a feature selection algorithm to determine which of our 25 features are useful for discriminating between flaring and non-flaring active regions and conclude that only a handful are needed for good predictive abilities.

Bobra, M. G.; Couvidat, S.

2015-01-01

39

On the Collective Magnetic Field Strength and Vector Structure of Dark Umbral Cores Measured by the Hinode Spectropolarimeter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We study 7530 sunspot umbrae and pores measured by the Hinode Spectropolarimeter (SP) between November 2006 and November 2012. We primarily seek confirmation of the long term secular decrease in the mean magnetic field strength of sunspot umbrae found by Penn and Livingston ( IAU Symp. 273, 126, 2011) between 1998 and 2011. The excellent SP photometric properties and full vector magnetic field determinations from full-Stokes Milne-Eddington inversions are used to address the interrelated properties of the magnetic field strength and brightness temperature for all umbral cores. We find non-linear relationships between magnetic field strength and umbral temperature (and continuum contrast), as well as between umbral radius and magnetic field strength. Using disambiguated vector data, we find that the azimuths measured in the umbral cores reflect an organization weakly influenced by Joy's law. The large selection of umbrae displays a log-normal size spectrum similar to earlier solar cycles. Influenced by the amplitude of the solar cycle and the non-linear relationship between umbral size and core magnetic field strength, the distribution of core magnetic field strengths, fit most effectively with a skew-normal distribution, shows a weak solar cycle dependence. Yet, the mean magnetic field strength does not show a significant long term trend.

Schad, T. A.

2014-05-01

40

Constants of motion for the planar orbit of a charged particle in a static and uniform magnetic field: the magnetic Laplace-Runge-Lenz vector  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we introduce an alternative approach to studying the motion of a planar charged particle subject to a static uniform magnetic field. It is well known that an electric charge under a uniform magnetic field has a planar motion if its initial velocity is perpendicular to the magnetic field. Although some constants of motion (CsM), as the energy and the angular momentum, have been widely discussed for this system, others have been neglected. We find that the angular momentum, the generator of the magnetic translations and the magnetic Laplace-Runge-Lenz vector are CsM for this particular system. We show also that these three quantities form an orthogonal basis of vectors. The present work addresses many aspects of the motion of a charged particle in a magnetic field that should be useful for students and tutors of the classical mechanics courses at the senior undergraduate level.

Velasco-Martínez, D.; Ibarra-Sierra, V. G.; Sandoval-Santana, J. C.; Kunold, A.; Cardoso, J. L.

2014-09-01

41

Vector description of nonlinear magnetization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The definition of the nonlinear magnetization, which is usually applied in investigating superconductors is discussed in this paper. The nonlinear magnetization of the superconductor, as the response to the alternating magnetic field, is a periodic time function and is determined by the sequence of complex numbers ?n= ?n'+i ?n?, n=1,2,3,… . The sequence ? n is named harmonic susceptibility. Finding some limits in this definition we propose a new description, substituting the complex sequence ? n with the sequence of real covariant vectors limit??j n. Such a definition of the nonlinear magnetization, using the vectors limit??n, allows to determine function M( t) of an investigated system for an arbitrary initial phase ?o of the inducing magnetic field H ac=h ac sin(?t+? o) . Vector description, in our opinion, is superior to the complex one in respect of explicitness, simplicity, and universality. Circular diagrams are used to illustrate the new vector description. We also show how the vectors of the harmonic susceptibility can be derived from both numeric calculations and experimental data.

Rysak, A.; Korczak, S. Z.

2001-06-01

42

Reconstruction of the 3D Coronal Magnetic Field by Vector Tomography with Infrared Spectropolarimetric Observations from CoMP  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetic fields determine the static and dynamic properties of the solar corona. A significant progress has been achieved in direct measurement of the magnetically sensitive coronal emission with deployment of the HAO Coronal Multichannel Polarimeter (CoMP). The instrument provides polarization measurements of Fe XIII 10747 A forbidden line emission. The observed polarization depends on magnetic field through the Hanle and Zeeman effects. However, because the coronal measurements are integrated over line-of-site (LOS), it is impossible to derive the configuration of the coronal magnetic field from a single observation (from a single viewing direction). The vector tomography techniques based on the infrared polarimetric measurements from several viewing directions has been developed in order to resolve the 3D coronal magnetic field structure over LOS. Because of the non-linear character of the Hanle effect, the reconstruction result based on such data is not straightforward and depends on the particular coronal field configuration. For several possible cases of coronal magnetic field configuration, it has been found that even just Stokes-Q and -U data (supplied with 3D coronal density and temperature) can be used in the vector tomography to provide a realistic 3D coronal magnetic field. The 3D coronal density and temperature needed as an supplemental input are reconstructed by the scalar field tomography method using ultraviolet observations from EUVI/STEREO. We will present the reconstructed 3D coronal density, temperature and magnetic field in the range of ˜ 1.3 R? obtained by the scalar and vector tomography.

Kramar, M.; Lin, H.; Tomczyk, S.; Davila, J. M.; Inhester, B.

2012-12-01

43

Solar magnetic field studies using the 12 micron emission lines. II - Stokes profiles and vector field samples in sunspots  

Microsoft Academic Search

Polarimetric observations at 12 microns of two sunpots are reported. The horizontal distribution of parameters such as magnetic field strength, inclination, azimuth, and magnetic field filling factors are presented along with information about the height dependence of the magnetic field strength. Comparisons with contemporary magnetostatic sunspot models are made. The magnetic data are used to estimate the height of 12

Tilak Hewagama; Drake Deming; Donald E. Jennings; Vladimir Osherovich; Gunter Wiedemann; David Zipoy; Donald L. Mickey; Howard Garcia

1993-01-01

44

Effects of AC/DC magnetic fields, frequency, and nanoparticle aspect ratio on cellular transfection of gene vectors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to make non-viral gene delivery a useful tool in the study and treatment of genetic disorders, it is imperative that these methodologies be further refined to yield optimal results. Transfection of magnetic nanoparticles and nanorods are used as non-viral gene vectors to transfect HeLa EGFP-654 cells that stably express a mutated enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) gene. We deliver antisense oligonucleotides to these cells designed to correct the aberrant splicing caused by the mutation in the EGFP gene. We also transfect human bronchial endothelial cells and immortalized WI-38 lung cells with pEGFP-N1 vectors. To achieve this we bind the genes to magnetic nanoparticles and nanorods and introduce magnetic fields to effect transfection. We wish to examine the effects of magnetic fields on the transfection of these particles and the benefits of using alternating (AC) magnetic fields in improving transfection rates over direct (DC) magnetic fields. We specifically look at the frequency dependence of the AC field and particle aspect ratio as it pertains to influencing transfection rate. We posit that the increase in angular momentum brought about by the AC field and the high aspect ratio of the nanorod particles, is vital to generating the force needed to move the particle through the cell membrane.

Ford, Kris; Mair, Lamar; Fisher, Mike; Rowshon Alam, Md.; Juliano, Rudolph; Superfine, Richard

2008-10-01

45

FIRST SYNOPTIC MAPS OF PHOTOSPHERIC VECTOR MAGNETIC FIELD FROM SOLIS/VSM: NON-RADIAL MAGNETIC FIELDS AND HEMISPHERIC PATTERN OF HELICITY  

SciTech Connect

We use daily full-disk vector magnetograms from Vector Spectromagnetograph on Synoptic Optical Long-term Investigations of the Sun system to synthesize the first Carrington maps of the photospheric vector magnetic field. We describe these maps and make a comparison of the observed radial field with the radial field estimate from line-of-sight magnetograms. Furthermore, we employ these maps to study the hemispheric pattern of current helicity density, H{sub c} , during the rising phase of solar cycle 24. The longitudinal average over the 23 consecutive solar rotations shows a clear signature of the hemispheric helicity rule, i.e., H{sub c} is predominantly negative in the north and positive in the south. Although our data include the early phase of cycle 24, there appears to be no evidence for a possible (systematic) reversal of the hemispheric helicity rule at the beginning of the cycle as predicted by some dynamo models. Furthermore, we compute the hemispheric pattern in active region latitudes (-30 Degree-Sign {<=} {theta} {<=} 30 Degree-Sign ) separately for weak (100 G < |B{sub r} | < 500 G) and strong (|B{sub r} | > 1000 G) radial magnetic fields. We find that while the current helicity of strong fields follows the well-known hemispheric rule (i.e., {theta} {center_dot} H{sub c} < 0), H{sub c} of weak fields exhibits an inverse hemispheric behavior (i.e., {theta} {center_dot} H{sub c} > 0), albeit with large statistical scatter. We discuss two plausible scenarios to explain the opposite hemispheric trend of helicity in weak and strong field regions.

Gosain, S.; Pevtsov, A. A. [National Solar Observatory, 950 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States); Rudenko, G. V.; Anfinogentov, S. A. [Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics (ISTP), Russian Academy of Sciences, Irkutsk (Russian Federation)

2013-07-20

46

GLOBAL TWIST OF SUNSPOT MAGNETIC FIELDS OBTAINED FROM HIGH-RESOLUTION VECTOR MAGNETOGRAMS  

SciTech Connect

The presence of fine structures in sunspot vector magnetic fields has been confirmed from Hinode as well as other earlier observations. We studied 43 sunspots based on the data sets taken from ASP/DLSP, Hinode (SOT/SP), and SVM (USO). In this Letter, (1) we introduce the concept of signed shear angle (SSA) for sunspots and establish its importance for non-force-free fields. (2) We find that the sign of global {alpha} (force-free parameter) is well correlated with that of the global SSA and the photospheric chirality of sunspots. (3) Local {alpha} patches of opposite signs are present in the umbra of each sunspot. The amplitude of the spatial variation of local {alpha} in the umbra is typically of the order of the global {alpha} of the sunspot. (4) We find that the local {alpha} is distributed as alternately positive and negative filaments in the penumbra. The amplitude of azimuthal variation of the local {alpha} in the penumbra is approximately an order of magnitude larger than that in the umbra. The contributions of the local positive and negative currents and {alpha} in the penumbra cancel each other giving almost no contribution for their global values for the whole sunspot. (5) Arc-like structures (partial rings) with a sign opposite to that of the dominant sign of {alpha} of the umbral region are seen at the umbral-penumbral boundaries of some sunspots. (6) Most of the sunspots studied belong to the minimum epoch of the 23rd solar cycle and do not follow the so-called hemispheric helicity rule.

Tiwari, Sanjiv Kumar; Venkatakrishnan, P. [Udaipur Solar Observatory, Physical Research Laboratory, Dewali, Bari Road, Udaipur-313 001 (India); Sankarasubramanian, K. [Space Astronomy and Instrumentation Division, ISRO Satellite Center, Airport Road, Vimanapura, Bangalore-560017 (India)], E-mail: stiwari@prl.res.in, E-mail: pvk@prl.res.in, E-mail: sankark@isac.gov.in

2009-09-10

47

Obtaining vector magnetic field maps from single-component measurements of geological samples  

E-print Network

Maxwell's equations can be used to demonstrate that the components of a static magnetic field in a region of space devoid of sources are not independent. This means that magnetometers that measure a single component of the ...

Andrade Lima, Eduardo

48

High-resolution near-bottom vector magnetic anomalies over Raven Hydrothermal Field, Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

near-bottom vector magnetic data were collected by remotely operated vehicle Jason over the Raven hydrothermal vent field (47°57.3'N 129°5.75'W) located north of Main Endeavour vent field on the Endeavour segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge. The survey was part of a comprehensive heat flow study of the Raven site using innovative thermal blanket technology to map the heat flux and crustal fluid pathways around a solitary hydrothermal vent field. Raven hydrothermal activity is presently located along the western axial valley wall, while additional inactive hydrothermal deposits are found to the NW on the upper rift valley wall. Magnetic inversion results show discrete areas of reduced magnetization associated with both active and inactive hydrothermal vent deposits that also show high conductive heat flow. Higher spatial variability in the heat flow patterns compared to the magnetization is consistent with the heat flow reflecting the currently active but ephemeral thermal environment of fluid flow, while crustal magnetization is representative of the static time-averaged effect of hydrothermal alteration. A general NW to SE trend in reduced magnetization across the Raven area correlates closely with the distribution of hydrothermal deposits and heat flux patterns and suggests that the fluid circulation system at depth is likely controlled by local crustal structure and magma chamber geometry. Magnetic gradient tensor components computed from vector magnetic data improve the resolution of the magnetic anomaly source and indicate that the hydrothermally altered zone directly beneath the Raven site is approximately 15 × 106 m3 in volume.

Tivey, Maurice A.; Johnson, H. Paul; Salmi, Marie S.; Hutnak, Michael

2014-10-01

49

Kinematics of vector fields  

E-print Network

Different (not only by sign) affine connections are introduced for contravariant and covariant tensor fields over a differentiable manifold by means of a non-canonical contraction operator, defining the notion dual bases and commuting with the covariant and with the Lie-differential operator. Classification of the linear transports on the basis of the connections between the connections is given. Notion of relative velocity and relative acceleration for vector fields are determined. By means of these kinematic characteristics several other types of notions as shear velocity, shear acceleration, rotation velocity, rotation acceleration, expansion velocity and expansion acceleration are introduced and on their basis auto-parallel and non-isotropic (non-null) vector fields are classified.

S. Manoff

2000-03-02

50

Magnetic structure of Bayonnaise knoll caldera including Hakurei hydrothermal site obtained from near-bottom magnetic vector field mapping by autonomous underwater vehicle  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Bayonnaise knoll caldera is one of the silicic submarine calderas in the Izu-Ogasawara Arc in Japan. In 2003, a large-scale hydrothermal deposit was found in the caldera, called the Hakurei deposit. The caldera had been explored by four surveys using autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) from 2008 to 2011, and the near-bottom magnetic field was mapped over about 75% of the caldera floor. We carried out detailed correction for the magnetic field produced by the vehicle body, which allowed us to take advantage of the vector anomaly instead of the total anomaly for the magnetic inversion. We applied the inversion method using the block model together with the Akaike's Bayesian information criterion (ABIC). One remarkable thing is that we recognized significant difference between the magnetic inversion result using the vector anomaly and that using the total anomaly: the latter result explains the observed total anomalies excellently, but does not explain the vector anomalies adequately. Except for a rare case where the vector anomaly is perpendicular to the main field throughout, the total anomaly should be sufficient for evaluating the entire field, provided that the data is collected in sufficiently high density. In fact, the track lines of our survey sometimes separate from each other by about twice the altitude of the vehicle (100 m), which can lead to considerable aliasing in the sampled field. The vector anomaly can provide vital information in such a situation. The obtained magnetization distribution is well correlated with the topography. The caldera rim and central cone have weak magnetization, which is consistent with the fact that they consist of dacite rocks. On the other hand, the caldera floor shows high magnetization, which implies the existence of basaltic rocks. The high magnetization appears to continue north and south beyond the caldera rim, forming an NS-trending high magnetization zone. Because the caldera floor is generally covered with sediment and pumice, the existence of basaltic rocks in the caldera floor has not yet been directly confirmed. As for the regional settings, however, there are NS-lined small knolls in the north and south of the caldera, which seem to continue across the caldera, and these knolls are known to consist of basaltic rocks. We postulate that the high magnetization zone of the caldera is due to basaltic volcanism, which formed the knoll chains and occurred after the formation of the silicic caldera. The Hakurei hydrothermal site is located on the southeastern rim of the caldera floor, near an inferred intersection of the caldera rim and the knoll chain. In the magnetization map, the Hakurei deposit is located near the edge of the high magnetization zone. We can clearly observe a zone of reduced magnetization associated with the deposit, probably caused by the high-temperature hydrothermal alteration of the host basaltic rock.

Honsho, C.; Ura, T.; Kim, K.

2012-12-01

51

Magnetoacoustic tomography with magnetic induction for high-resolution bioimepedance imaging through vector source reconstruction under the static field of MRI magnet  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: Magnetoacoustic tomography with magnetic induction (MAT-MI) is an imaging modality to reconstruct the electrical conductivity of biological tissue based on the acoustic measurements of Lorentz force induced tissue vibration. This study presents the feasibility of the authors' new MAT-MI system and vector source imaging algorithm to perform a complete reconstruction of the conductivity distribution of real biological tissues with ultrasound spatial resolution. Methods: In the present study, using ultrasound beamformation, imaging point spread functions are designed to reconstruct the induced vector source in the object which is used to estimate the object conductivity distribution. Both numerical studies and phantom experiments are performed to demonstrate the merits of the proposed method. Also, through the numerical simulations, the full width half maximum of the imaging point spread function is calculated to estimate of the spatial resolution. The tissue phantom experiments are performed with a MAT-MI imaging system in the static field of a 9.4 T magnetic resonance imaging magnet. Results: The image reconstruction through vector beamformation in the numerical and experimental studies gives a reliable estimate of the conductivity distribution in the object with a ?1.5 mm spatial resolution corresponding to the imaging system frequency of 500 kHz ultrasound. In addition, the experiment results suggest that MAT-MI under high static magnetic field environment is able to reconstruct images of tissue-mimicking gel phantoms and real tissue samples with reliable conductivity contrast. Conclusions: The results demonstrate that MAT-MI is able to image the electrical conductivity properties of biological tissues with better than 2 mm spatial resolution at 500 kHz, and the imaging with MAT-MI under a high static magnetic field environment is able to provide improved imaging contrast for biological tissue conductivity reconstruction.

Mariappan, Leo; Hu, Gang [Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minnesota 55455 (United States)] [Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minnesota 55455 (United States); He, Bin, E-mail: binhe@umn.edu [Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minnesota 55455 and Institute of Engineering in Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minnesota 55455 (United States)] [Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minnesota 55455 and Institute of Engineering in Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minnesota 55455 (United States)

2014-02-15

52

Magnetoacoustic tomography with magnetic induction for high-resolution bioimepedance imaging through vector source reconstruction under the static field of MRI magnet  

PubMed Central

Purpose: Magnetoacoustic tomography with magnetic induction (MAT-MI) is an imaging modality to reconstruct the electrical conductivity of biological tissue based on the acoustic measurements of Lorentz force induced tissue vibration. This study presents the feasibility of the authors' new MAT-MI system and vector source imaging algorithm to perform a complete reconstruction of the conductivity distribution of real biological tissues with ultrasound spatial resolution. Methods: In the present study, using ultrasound beamformation, imaging point spread functions are designed to reconstruct the induced vector source in the object which is used to estimate the object conductivity distribution. Both numerical studies and phantom experiments are performed to demonstrate the merits of the proposed method. Also, through the numerical simulations, the full width half maximum of the imaging point spread function is calculated to estimate of the spatial resolution. The tissue phantom experiments are performed with a MAT-MI imaging system in the static field of a 9.4 T magnetic resonance imaging magnet. Results: The image reconstruction through vector beamformation in the numerical and experimental studies gives a reliable estimate of the conductivity distribution in the object with a ?1.5 mm spatial resolution corresponding to the imaging system frequency of 500 kHz ultrasound. In addition, the experiment results suggest that MAT-MI under high static magnetic field environment is able to reconstruct images of tissue-mimicking gel phantoms and real tissue samples with reliable conductivity contrast. Conclusions: The results demonstrate that MAT-MI is able to image the electrical conductivity properties of biological tissues with better than 2 mm spatial resolution at 500 kHz, and the imaging with MAT-MI under a high static magnetic field environment is able to provide improved imaging contrast for biological tissue conductivity reconstruction. PMID:24506649

Mariappan, Leo; Hu, Gang; He, Bin

2014-01-01

53

Magnetic Fields  

E-print Network

In this chapter, we give a brief introduction into the use of the Zeeman effect in astronomy and the general detection of magnetic fields in stars, concentrating on the use of FORS2 for longitudinal magnetic field measurements.

Schöller, Markus

2015-01-01

54

Combined magnetic vector-scalar potential finite element computation of 3D magnetic field and performance of modified Lundell alternators in Space Station applications. Ph.D. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A method of combined use of magnetic vector potential (MVP) based finite element (FE) formulations and magnetic scalar potential (MSP) based FE formulations for computation of three-dimensional (3D) magnetostatic fields is developed. This combined MVP-MSP 3D-FE method leads to considerable reduction by nearly a factor of 3 in the number of unknowns in comparison to the number of unknowns which must be computed in global MVP based FE solutions. This method allows one to incorporate portions of iron cores sandwiched in between coils (conductors) in current-carrying regions. Thus, it greatly simplifies the geometries of current carrying regions (in comparison with the exclusive MSP based methods) in electric machinery applications. A unique feature of this approach is that the global MSP solution is single valued in nature, that is, no branch cut is needed. This is again a superiority over the exclusive MSP based methods. A Newton-Raphson procedure with a concept of an adaptive relaxation factor was developed and successfully used in solving the 3D-FE problem with magnetic material anisotropy and nonlinearity. Accordingly, this combined MVP-MSP 3D-FE method is most suited for solution of large scale global type magnetic field computations in rotating electric machinery with very complex magnetic circuit geometries, as well as nonlinear and anisotropic material properties.

Wang, Ren H.

1991-01-01

55

The effect of line damping, magneto-optics and parasitic light on the derivation of sunspot vector magnetic fields  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The least square fitting of Stokes observations of sunspots using a Milne-Eddington-Unno model appears to lead, in many circumstances, to various inconsistencies such as anomalously large doppler widths and, hence, small magnetic fields which are significantly below those inferred solely from the Zeeman splitting in the intensity profile. It is found that the introduction of additional physics into the model such as the inclusion of damping wings and magneto-optic birefrigence significantly improves the fit to Stokes parameters. Model fits excluding the intensity profile, i.e., of both magnitude as well as spectral shape of the polarization parameters alone, suggest that parasitic light in the intensity profile may also be a source of inconsistencies. The consequences of the physical changes on the vector properties of the field derived from the Fe I lambda 6173 line for the 17 November 1975 spot as well as on the thermodynamic state are discussed. A Doppler width delta lambda (D) - 25mA is bound to be consistent with a low spot temperature and microturbulence, and a damping constant of a = 0.2.

Skumanich, A.; Lites, B. W.

1985-01-01

56

Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page and its annex describes, in trivial terms, the physics of magnetic fields and the history of its discovery. Included is the work of Halley, Oersted, Ampere and Maxwell. It also describes a way of demonstrating it in the classroom, using a vu-graph projector. Later sections #5, #5a and #6 extend this to magnetic field lines and electromagnetism.

Stern, David

2005-01-04

57

Manipulation of p-Wave Scattering of Cold Atoms in Low Dimensions Using the Magnetic Field Vector  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is well known that the magnetic Feshbach resonances of cold atoms are sensitive to the magnitude of the external magnetic field. Much less attention has been paid to the direction of such a field. In this work we calculate the scattering properties of spin polarized fermionic atoms in reduced dimensions, near a p-wave Feshbach resonance. Because of the spatial anisotropy of the p-wave interaction, the scattering has a nontrivial dependence on both the magnitude and the direction of the magnetic field. In addition, we identify an inelastic scattering process which is impossible in the isotropic-interaction model; the rate of this process depends considerably on the direction of the magnetic field. Significantly, an Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen entangled pair of identical fermions may be produced during this inelastic collision. This work opens a new method to manipulate resonant cold atomic interactions.

Peng, Shi-Guo; Tan, Shina; Jiang, Kaijun

2014-06-01

58

Magnetic properties modeling of soft magnetic composite materials using two-dimensional vector hybrid hysteresis model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A 2-D vector hybrid hysteresis model for a soft magnetic composite (SMC) material is established, which is combined with classical Preisach model and Stoner-Wohlfarth (S-W) model. The rotational magnetic properties of SMC materials were studied using the vector model, and the computed results were compared with the experimental measurement. It is shown that the vector hybrid model can effectively simulate the rotational magnetic properties under low magnetization fields.

Li, Dandan; Liu, Fugui; Li, Yongjian; Zhao, Zhigang; Zhang, Changgeng; Yang, Qingxin

2014-05-01

59

Magnetic Field Safety Magnetic Field Safety  

E-print Network

Magnetic Field Safety Training #12;Magnetic Field Safety Strong Magnetic Fields exist around energized magnets. High magnetic fields alone are a recognized hazard only for personnel with certain medical conditions such as pacemakers, magnetic implants, or embedded shrapnel. In addition, high magnetic

McQuade, D. Tyler

60

Inflation with Massive Vector Fields  

E-print Network

We investigate the coupling between the inflaton and massive vector fields. All renormalizable couplings with shift symmetry of the inflaton are considered. The massive vector can be decomposed into a scalar mode and a divergence-free vector mode. We show that the former naturally interacts with the inflaton and the latter decouples at tree level. The model in general predicts $f_{NL}^\\mathrm{equil} = \\mathcal{O}(1)$, while in some regions of the parameter space large non-Gaussianity can arise.

Liu, Junyu; Zhou, Siyi

2015-01-01

61

Elliptic-symmetry vector optical fields.  

PubMed

We present in principle and demonstrate experimentally a new kind of vector fields: elliptic-symmetry vector optical fields. This is a significant development in vector fields, as this breaks the cylindrical symmetry and enriches the family of vector fields. Due to the presence of an additional degrees of freedom, which is the interval between the foci in the elliptic coordinate system, the elliptic-symmetry vector fields are more flexible than the cylindrical vector fields for controlling the spatial structure of polarization and for engineering the focusing fields. The elliptic-symmetry vector fields can find many specific applications from optical trapping to optical machining and so on. PMID:25321015

Pan, Yue; Li, Yongnan; Li, Si-Min; Ren, Zhi-Cheng; Kong, Ling-Jun; Tu, Chenghou; Wang, Hui-Tian

2014-08-11

62

The Lorentz transformations of the vectors E, B, P, M and the external electric fields from a stationary superconducting wire with a steady current and from a stationary permanent magnet  

E-print Network

In the first part of this paper we review the fundamental difference between the usual transformations of the three-dimensional (3D) vectors of the electric field $\\mathbf{E}$, the magnetic field $\\mathbf{B}$, the polarization $\\mathbf{P}$, the magnetization $\\mathbf{M}$ and the Lorentz transformations of the 4D geometric quantities, vectors E, B, P, M, with many additional explanations and several new results. In the second part, we have discussed the existence of the electric field vector E outside a stationary superconducting wire with a steady current and also different experiments for the detection of such electric fields. Furthermore, a fundamental prediction of the existence of the external electric field vector E from a stationary permanent magnet is considered. These electric fields are used for the resolution of the "charge-magnet paradox" with 4D geometric quantities for a qualitative explanation of the Aharonov-Bohm effect in terms of fields and not, as usual, in terms of the vector potential and for a qualitative explanation that the particle interference is not a test of a Lorentz-violating model of electrodynamics according to which a magnetic solenoid generates not only a static magnetic field but also a static electric field.

Tomislav Ivezic

2012-11-02

63

Vector boson in the constant electromagnetic field  

SciTech Connect

The propagator and the complete sets of in- and out-solutions of the wave equation, together with the Bogoliubov coefficients relating these solutions are obtained for the vector W-boson (with the gyromagnetic ratio g = 2) in a constant electromagnetic field. When only the electric field is present, the Bogoliubov coefficients are independent of the boson polarization and are the same as for the scalar boson. For the collinear electric and magnetic fields, the Bogoliubov coefficients for states with the boson spin perpendicular to the field are again the same as in the scalar case. For the W{sup -} spin parallel (antiparallel) to the magnetic field, the Bogoliubov coefficients and the one-loop contributions to the imaginary part of the Lagrange function are obtained from the corresponding expressions for the scalar case by the substitution m{sup 2} {yields} m{sup 2} + 2eH (m{sup 2} {yields} m{sup 2} - 2eH). For the gyromagnetic ratio g = 2, the vector boson interaction with the constant electromagnetic field is described by the functions that can be expected by comparing the scalar and Dirac particle wave functions in the constant electromagnetic field.

Nikishov, A.I. [Tamm Department of Theoretical Physics, Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 117924 (Russian Federation)

2001-08-01

64

Representation of magnetic fields in space  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Several methods by which a magnetic field in space can be represented are reviewed with particular attention to problems of the observed geomagnetic field. Time dependence is assumed to be negligible, and five main classes of representation are described by vector potential, scalar potential, orthogonal vectors, Euler potentials, and expanded magnetic field.

Stern, D. P.

1975-01-01

65

MIT Phyics 8.02: Vector Fields - Mapping Fields Applet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This item is an interactive Java simulation that illustrates the structure of two-dimensional vector fields using the "grass seeds" (or "iron filings") representation. Users enter x and y components for a field, then choose from a variety of field examples: two-point charges, dipole in constant or no field, two-line currents, radiating dipole, and dipole in a field with gradient. The applet will display the chosen field in either a grass seeds electric field or as equipotential lines. For more advanced users, the applet provides functions for yielding polar coordinates. This item is part of a collection of visualizations developed by the MIT TEAL project to supplement an introductory course in calculus-based electricity and magnetism. Lecture notes, labs, and presentations are also available as part of MIT's Open Courseware Repository: MIT Open Courseware: Electricity and Magnetism

2010-03-31

66

Introduction to Vector Field Visualization  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Vector field visualization techniques are essential to help us understand the complex dynamics of flow fields. These can be found in a wide range of applications such as study of flows around an aircraft, the blood flow in our heart chambers, ocean circulation models, and severe weather predictions. The vector fields from these various applications can be visually depicted using a number of techniques such as particle traces and advecting textures. In this tutorial, we present several fundamental algorithms in flow visualization including particle integration, particle tracking in time-dependent flows, and seeding strategies. For flows near surfaces, a wide variety of synthetic texture-based algorithms have been developed to depict near-body flow features. The most common approach is based on the Line Integral Convolution (LIC) algorithm. There also exist extensions of LIC to support more flexible texture generations for 3D flow data. This tutorial reviews these algorithms. Tensor fields are found in several real-world applications and also require the aid of visualization to help users understand their data sets. Examples where one can find tensor fields include mechanics to see how material respond to external forces, civil engineering and geomechanics of roads and bridges, and the study of neural pathway via diffusion tensor imaging. This tutorial will provide an overview of the different tensor field visualization techniques, discuss basic tensor decompositions, and go into detail on glyph based methods, deformation based methods, and streamline based methods. Practical examples will be used when presenting the methods; and applications from some case studies will be used as part of the motivation.

Kao, David; Shen, Han-Wei

2010-01-01

67

Poynting vector in magnetic materials: from thermomagnetic effects to metamaterials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a finite sample, besides the bulk currents given by the Kubo formula, additional charge and energy are transferred by surface magnetization currents. We show that for the energy current, the corresponding surface correction to the Kubo's current is expressed in terms of the magnetization component of the Poynting vector, MxE. Magnetization currents, like persistent currents, are dissipationless and do not transfer entropy. Only in this way, one can obtain the Nernst and Ettingshausen coefficients that satisfy to the Onsager relation. In the microscopic transport theory, for maintaining gauge invariance in a magnetic field, the heat current operator should include the magnetic term. Both magnetization-related effects - the dissipationless nature and strong surface contribution to the energy transfer - have been also overlooked in the recent works on the Poynting vector in metamaterials. The paradoxes in this area are resolved, if one accurately considers a balance of electromagnetic energy transferred by bulk and surface magnetization currents.

Sergeev, Andrei; Reizer, Michael; Mitin, Vladimir

2012-02-01

68

The magnetic field investigation on Cluster  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The magnetic field investigation of the Cluster four-spacecraft mission is designed to provide intercalibrated measurements of the B magnetic field vector. The instrumentation and data processing of the mission are discussed. The instrumentation is identical on the four spacecraft. It consists of two triaxial fluxgate sensors and of a failure tolerant data processing unit. The combined analysis of the four spacecraft data will yield such parameters as the current density vector, wave vectors, and the geometry and structure of discontinuities.

Balogh, A.; Cowley, S. W. H.; Southwood, D. J.; Musmann, G.; Luhr, H.; Neubauer, F. M.; Glassmeier, K.-H.; Riedler, W.; Heyn, M. F.; Acuna, M. H.

1988-01-01

69

Anisotropic Diffusion in Vector Field Visualization on  

E-print Network

Anisotropic Diffusion in Vector Field Visualization on Euclidian Domains and Surfaces Udo Diewald, Tobias Preuûer, and Martin Rumpf AbstractÐVector field visualization is an important topic in scientific visualization. Its aim is to graphically represent field data on two and three-dimensional domains

Preusser, Tobias

70

Exploring Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students investigate the presence of magnetic fields around magnets, the sun and the earth. They will explore magnetic field lines, understand that magnetic lines of force show the strength and direction of magnetic fields, determine how field lines interact between attracting and repelling magnetic poles, and discover that the earth and sun have magnetic properties. They will also discover that magnetic force is invisible and that a "field of force" is a region or space in which one object can attract or repel another.

71

Magnetization strucrure of thermal vent on island arc from vector magnetic anomlies using AUV  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The geomagnetic anomaly measured by a scalar magnetometer,such as a proton precession magnetometer cannot be defined its direction, then it does not satisfy the Laplace's equation. Therefore physical formula describing the relation between magnetic field and magnetization cannot be established.Because the difference between results obtained from scalar data and from vector data is very significant, we must use vector magnetic field data for magnetization analyses to get the more reliable and exact solutions. The development program of fundamental tools for exploration of deep seabed resources started with the financial support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT) in 2008 and will end in 2012. In this project, we are developing magnetic exploration tools for seabed resources using AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) and other deep-towed vehicles to measure not the scalar magnetic field but the vector magnetic field in order to estimate magnetization structure below the sea-floor exactly and precisely. We conducted AUV magnetic survey in 2010 at the thermal area called Hakurei deposit in the Bayonnaise submarine caldera at the southern end of Izu island arc, about 400km south of Tokyo. We analyzed the observed vector magnetic fields to get the vector magnetic anomaly Fields using the method of Isezaki(1984). We inverted these vector magnetic anomaly fields to magnetization structure. CONCLUSIONS 1.The scalar magnetic field TIA (Total Intensity Anomaly) has no physical formula describing the relation between M (Magnetization) and TIA because TIA does not satisfy the Laplace's equation. Then it is impossible to estimate M from TIA. 2.Anlyses of M using TIA have been done so far under assumption TIA=PTA (Projected Total Anomay on MF (Main Geomagnetic Field)), however, which caused the analysis error due to ?T= TIA - PTA . 3.We succeeded to measure the vector magnetic anomaly fields using AUV despite the severe magnetic noises around the magnetometer sensors. The method of Isezaki(1984) works good to eliminate these noises. 4.We got the very precise magnetization structure in the Bayonnaise submarine caldera area at the southern end of Izu island arc. We used the prism model which forms the shape of magnetized source body whose top is the sea-floor. The total number od prisms is 1500 making the 3 layers (0-80m, 80-160m, 160- 240m below the sea-floor, 25x20=500 prisms in 1 layer). The 4500 unknowns(3 unknowns, Mx,My,Mz in each prosm) are obtained from 12000 observed vector magnetic anomaly fields by inversion method. 5. The tentative result shows that the 1st and 2nd layers have smaller intensity of magnetization compared to the 3rd layer. The 2nd layer has the smallest of three layers. However the Hakurei deposit area in the 2nd layer has the a little bit greater magnetization than surrounding area which suggests that the Hakurei deposit includes some magnetic minerals. 6.We strongly recommend to carry out the magnetic survey using a three component magnetometer to get TF and TA which have many advantages for magnetic analyses (magnetization, upward continuation etc.) which cannot be done using scalar TIA.

Isezaki, N.; Matsuo, J.; Sayanagi, K.

2012-04-01

72

Visualizing Magnetic Field Lines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, students take the age old concept of etch-a-sketch a step further. Using iron filings, students begin visualizing magnetic field lines. To do so, students use a compass to read the direction of the magnet's magnetic field. Then, students observe the behavior of iron filings near that magnet as they rotate the filings about the magnet. Finally, students study the behavior of iron filings suspended in mineral oil which displays the magnetic field in three dimensions.

VU Bioengineering RET Program, School of Engineering,

73

What are Magnetic Fields?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about magnetic fields. Using iron filings, learners will observe magnets in various arrangements to investigate the magnetic field lines of force. This information is then related to magnetic loops on the Sun's surface and the magnetic field of the Earth. This is the second activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

74

Magnetic field line Hamiltonian  

SciTech Connect

The basic properties of the Hamiltonian representation of magnetic fields in canonical form are reviewed. The theory of canonical magnetic perturbation theory is then developed and applied to the time evolution of a magnetic field embedded in a toroidal plasma. Finally, the extension of the energy principle to tearing modes, utilizing the magnetic field line Hamiltonian, is outlined.

Boozer, A.H.

1985-02-01

75

Vector fields and Loop Quantum Cosmology  

E-print Network

In the context of the Loop Quantum Cosmology we have analysed the holonomy correction to the classical evolution of the simplified Bianchi I model in the presence of vector fields. For the Universe dominated by a massive vector field or by a combination of a scalar field and a vector field a smooth transition between Kasner-like and Kasner-unlike solutions for a Bianchi I model has been demonstrated. In this case a lack of initial curvature singularity and a finite maximal energy density appear already at the level of General Relativity, which simulates a classical Big Bounce.

Michal Artymowski; Zygmunt Lalak

2011-09-28

76

Repulsive Vector Interaction in Three Flavor Magnetized Quark and Stellar Matter  

E-print Network

The effect of the vector interaction on three flavor magnetized matter is studied within the SU(3) Nambu--Jona-Lasiono quark model. We have considered cold matter under a static external magnetic field within two different models for the vector interaction in order to investigate how the form of the vector interaction and the intensity of the magnetic field affect the equation of state as well as the strangeness content. It was shown that the flavor independent vector interaction predicts a smaller strangeness content and, therefore, harder equations of state. On the other hand, the flavor dependent vector interaction favors larger strangeness content the larger the vector coupling. We have confirmed that at low densities the magnetic field and the vector interaction have opposite competing effects: the first one softens the equation of state while the second hardens it. Quark stars and hybrid stars subject to an external magnetic field were also studied. Larger star masses are obtained for the flavor independent vector interaction. Hybrid stars may bare a core containing deconfined quarks if neither the vector interaction nor the magnetic field are too strong. Also, the presence of strong magnetic fields seems to disfavor the existence of a quark core in hybrid stars.

Débora P. Menezes; Marcus B. Pinto; Luis B. Castro; Pedro Costa; Constan\\cca Providência

2014-03-11

77

Mapping Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about bar magnets and their invisible magnetic fields. Learners will experiment with magnets and a compass to detect and draw magnetic fields. This is Activity 1 of a larger resource, entitled Exploring the Sun. The NASA spacecraft missions represented by this material include SOHO, TRACE, STEREO, Hinode, and SDO.

2012-08-03

78

PREPROCESSING MAGNETIC FIELDS WITH CHROMOSPHERIC LONGITUDINAL FIELDS  

SciTech Connect

Nonlinear force-free field (NLFFF) extrapolation is a powerful tool for the modeling of the magnetic field in the solar corona. However, since the photospheric magnetic field does not in general satisfy the force-free condition, some kind of processing is required to assimilate data into the model. In this paper, we report the results of new preprocessing for the NLFFF extrapolation. Through this preprocessing, we expect to obtain magnetic field data similar to those in the chromosphere. In our preprocessing, we add a new term concerning chromospheric longitudinal fields into the optimization function proposed by Wiegelmann et al. We perform a parameter survey of six free parameters to find minimum force- and torque-freeness with the simulated-annealing method. Analyzed data are a photospheric vector magnetogram of AR 10953 observed with the Hinode spectropolarimeter and a chromospheric longitudinal magnetogram observed with SOLIS spectropolarimeter. It is found that some preprocessed fields show the smallest force- and torque-freeness and are very similar to the chromospheric longitudinal fields. On the other hand, other preprocessed fields show noisy maps, although the force- and torque-freeness are of the same order. By analyzing preprocessed noisy maps in the wave number space, we found that small and large wave number components balance out on the force-free index. We also discuss our iteration limit of the simulated-annealing method and magnetic structure broadening in the chromosphere.

Yamamoto, Tetsuya T. [Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601 (Japan); Kusano, K., E-mail: tyamamot@stelab.nagoya-u.ac.jp [Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokohama, Kanagawa 236-0001 (Japan)

2012-06-20

79

Fractal properties of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the spatial properties of solar magnetic fields using data from the Solar Vector Magnetograph of the Marshall Space\\u000a Flight Center (MSFC) (FeI 5250.2 Å) and SOHO\\/MDI longitudinal magnetic field measurements (Ni 6767.8 Å) (96-min full-disk\\u000a maps). Our study is focused on two objects: the fractal properties of sunspots and the fractal properties of the spatial magnetic\\u000a field distribution

B. A. Ioshpa; V. N. Obridko; E. A. Rudenchik

2008-01-01

80

Fractal properties of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the spatial properties of solar magnetic fields using data from the Solar Vector Magnetograph of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) (FeI 5250.2 Å) and SOHO\\/MDI longitudinal magnetic field measurements (Ni 6767.8 Å) (96-min full-disk maps). Our study is focused on two objects: the fractal properties of sunspots and the fractal properties of the spatial magnetic field distribution

B. A. Ioshpa; V. N. Obridko; E. A. Rudenchik

2008-01-01

81

Introduction to Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about magnetic fields. Learners will use various magnets, magnetic film, and a compass to see and illustrate what magnetic fields look like. This is the fourth activity as part of the iMAGiNETICspace: Where Imagination, Magnetism, and Space Collide educator's guide. Instructions for downloading the iBook educator's guide and the associated Transmedia book student guide are available at the resource link.

2013-05-06

82

Drawing Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use a compass and a permanent magnet to trace the magnetic field lines produced by the magnet. By positioning the compass in enough spots around the magnet, the overall magnet field will be evident from the collection of arrows representing the direction of the compass needle. In activities 3 and 4 of this unit, students will use this information to design a way to solve the grand challenge of separating metal for a recycling company.

2014-09-18

83

Electricity and Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The grand challenge for this legacy cycle unit is for students to design a way to help a recycler separate aluminum from steel scrap metal. In previous lessons, they have looked at how magnetism might be utilized. In this lesson, students think about how they might use magnets and how they might confront the problem of turning the magnetic field off. Through the accompanying activity students explore the nature of an electrically induced magnetic field and its applicability to the needed magnet.

VU Bioengineering RET Program,

84

Circuits and Magnetic Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use the same method as in the activity from lesson 2 of this unit to explore the magnetism due to electric current instead of a permanent magnet. Students use a compass and circuit to trace the magnetic field lines induced by the electric current moving through the wire. Students develop an understanding of the effect of the electrical current on the compass needle through the induced magnetic field and understand the complexity of a three dimensional field system.

VU Bioengineering RET Program,

85

Magnetic fields at Neptune  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center-University of Delaware Bartol Research Institute magnetic field experiment on the Voyager 2 spacecraft discovered a strong and complex intrinsic magnetic field of Neptune and an associated magnetosphere and magnetic tail. A maximum magnetic field of nearly 10,000 nanoteslas (1 nanotesla = 10⁻⁵ gauss) was observed near closest approach, at a

N. F. Ness; M. H. Acuna; L. F. Burlaga; J. E. P. Connerney; R. P. Lepping; F. M. Neubauer

1989-01-01

86

Magnetic vector data from the western Caribbean reveal possible origin  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During a cruise with RV Meteor in the spring of 2010, magnetic measurements were carried out in the central and western Caribbean with up to six magnetic sensors deployed at the same time. These were i) a towed gradiometer consisting of two Overhauser sensors, ii) two towed vector magnetometers, and iii) two shipboard oriented vector magnetometers. While the gradiometer data provide total field magnetic anomalies free from external variations, the vector data can be analyzed with different methods in the space and wavenumber domains. In the case of the towed vector data, attitude control is challenging whereas shipboard data require a very thorough compensation for the ship's magnetic field. The data were analyzed with the goal to gain insight into the origin of the basement rocks especially of the western Caribbean. Position and strike direction of magnetic anomalies in the Columbia basin possibly hold the key to distinguish between an origin of the crust in the Pacific ocean and an alternative in situ formation between the Americas. On six long profiles in the Columbia basin and adjacent regions we find consistently strike directions of the magnetic anomalies around N100°E which seems to be incompatible with a Pacific origin of the crust. Three Project Magnet aeromagnetic vector profiles crossing the research area at different angles were analyzed with the same method and yield very similar results. In our interpretation, the crust underlying the Columbia basin formed during the Cretaceous at a roughly E-W trending spreading center between the Americas. Since the crust likely formed during the Cretaceous Superchron (C 34), the strike direction we find in our data probably does not represent typical seafloor spreading anomalies. Instead we believe it is related to changes in the intensity of the Earth's magnetic field which are known to have left correlated traces in oceanic crust formed during this period. The analysis methods we used are sensitive to intensity changes just as well as to polarity changes. We can demonstrate that the data quality is high and that the strike direction signal is clear and well correlated between the different profiles and that it is also consistent between towed, shipboard, and aeromagnetic sensors.

Barckhausen, U.; Engels, U.

2013-12-01

87

The First Magnetic Fields  

E-print Network

We review current ideas on the origin of galactic and extragalactic magnetic fields. We begin by summarizing observations of magnetic fields at cosmological redshifts and on cosmological scales. These observations translate into constraints on the strength and scale magnetic fields must have during the early stages of galaxy formation in order to seed the galactic dynamo. We examine mechanisms for the generation of magnetic fields that operate prior during inflation and during subsequent phase transitions such as electroweak symmetry breaking and the quark-hadron phase transition. The implications of strong primordial magnetic fields for the reionization epoch as well as the first generation of stars is discussed in detail. The exotic, early-Universe mechanisms are contrasted with astrophysical processes that generate fields after recombination. For example, a Biermann-type battery can operate in a proto-galaxy during the early stages of structure formation. Moreover, magnetic fields in either an early genera...

Widrow, Lawrence M; Schleicher, Dominik; Subramanian, Kandaswamy; Tsagas, Christos G; Treumann, Rudolf A

2011-01-01

88

Solar magnetic fields - Extended.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Spacecraft observations of the interplanetary magnetic field have revealed that almost always each solar rotation can be divided into sectors, within each of which the field has a predominant polarity toward the sun or away from the sun. Comparisons of this interplanetary magnetic sector pattern with observations of the photospheric magnetic field have revealed a similar solar magnetic pattern. The boundaries between solar magnetic sectors are approximately in the north-south direction over a wide range of latitudes on both sides of the equator. This solar magnetic sector structure can be described as a rotating dipole whose magnetic axis makes an angle of approximately 90 deg with the axis of rotation. Possible similarities between this solar-sector magnetism and the models derived from observations of stellar magnetism are discussed.

Wilcox, J. M.

1971-01-01

89

Full vector model for magnetization in sediments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sediments provide a continuous record of past geomagnetic field variations. Although it is theoretically possible to get both the direction and intensity of the geomagnetic field from sediment records, the mechanism is not fully understood. Previous workers have postulated that flocculation plays an important role in detrital remanent magnetism (DRM). Flocs are porous, loose and highly fragile aggregates of microscopic clay particles and their behavior in a viscous medium is likely to be different than single particles of magnetic minerals. In order to understand the role of flocculation in sediment magnetization, we carried out a set of redeposition experiments at different field intensities and a quasi-constant field inclination of 45°. We present here a simple numerical model of flocculation, incorporating both magnetic and hydrodynamic torques to explain the experimental data. At small floc sizes DRM acquisition is likely to be non-linear in field strengths comparable to the Earth's, but the sediments may be able to record the directions accurately. With increasing floc sizes sediments may retain a record of the intensity that is linearly related to the applied field or a direction parallel to the applied field, but are unlikely to do both at the same time. Also, the majority of the magnetic particles in the sediments may not be contributing significantly towards the net DRM and any bulk normalizing parameter may be unsuitable if the depositional environment has changed over the depositional period.

Mitra, Ritayan; Tauxe, Lisa

2009-09-01

90

Mapping Magnetic Field Lines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a lesson about the magnetic field of a bar magnet. The lesson begins with an introductory discussion with learners about magnetism to draw out any misconceptions that may be in their minds. Then, learners freely experiment with bar magnets and various materials, such as paper clips, rulers, copper or aluminum wire, and pencils, to discover that magnets attract metals containing iron, nickel, and/or cobalt but not most other materials. Next, learners experiment with using a magnetic compass to discover how it is affected by the magnet and then draw the magnetic field lines of the magnet by putting dots at the location of the compass arrow. This is the first lesson in the first session of the Exploring Magnetism teacher guide.

91

Cyclic Magnetic Field Reconnection  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using a 2.5D electromagnetic particle-in-cell model, we study the magnetic field reconnection around the rotating plasma embedded in a magnetic field. Considering plasma rotation driven by an external electric field, it was found that during one rotational cycle, first the magnetic field energy increases and then decreases to its initial value. The magnetic reconnection occurring during this cycle plays two roles: first, it produces the closed magnetic islands and later on it reopens them to the initial form of magnetic field lines. Thus, the magnetic reconnection can be cyclically repeated in following plasma rotations. Simultaneously, the kinetic particle energy in the system increases due to dissipative processes in this externally driven plasma system. We think that this cyclic reconnection can operate around rapidly rotating stars and in the plasma vortices formed in unstable plasma flows.

Karlický, Marian

2009-02-01

92

Magnetic Field Problem: Mesuring Current in Wire  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A wire carrying an unknown current is shown above. An external magnetic field that has constant magnitude and direction is applied to the top half of the simulation (The gray rectangle is at the boundary for your reference). In addition, there is the magnetic field produced by the current in the wire. The direction arrows show the vector sum of these two fields. (The color of the direction arrows represents the magnitude of the field as before.) Observe the force vector and the force/length in the yellow message box in the lower left hand corner.

Wolfgang Christian

93

On cosmic inflation in vector field theories  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We investigate the longitudinal ghost issue in Abelian vector inflation. It turns out that, within the class of Lorentz-invariant vector field theories with three degrees of freedom and without any extra (scalar) fields, the possibilities are essentially exhausted by the classical solution due to Larry Ford with an extremely flat potential which does not feel the fast roll of its argument. And, moreover, one needs to fulfill an extra condition on that potential in order to avoid severe gradient instability. At the same time, some Lorentz-violating modifications are worth exploring.

Golovnev, Alexey

2011-12-01

94

Magnetic field generator  

DOEpatents

A magnetic field generating device provides a useful magnetic field within a specific retgion, while keeping nearby surrounding regions virtually field free. By placing an appropriate current density along a flux line of the source, the stray field effects of the generator may be contained. One current carrying structure may support a truncated cosine distribution, and it may be surrounded by a current structure which follows a flux line that would occur in a full coaxial double cosine distribution. Strong magnetic fields may be generated and contained using superconducting cables to approximate required current surfaces.

Krienin, Frank (Shoreham, NY)

1990-01-01

95

THE INTERPLANETARY MAGNETIC FIELD  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new analysis of magnetic and concurrent plasma data collected from the ; space probes Pionecr 5, Explorer 10, and Mariner 2 yields a new model of the ; interplanetary magnetic field. It is hypothesized that the observed ; interplanetary field F\\/sub i\\/ is due to motion of the magnetometer relative to a ; negatively charged rotating sun from which

V. A. BAILEY

1963-01-01

96

Cosmic Magnetic Fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most of the visible matter in the Universe is in a plasma state, or more specifically is composed of ionized or partially ionized gas permeated by magnetic fields. Thanks to recent advances on the theory and detection of cosmic magnetic fields there has been a worldwide growing interest in the study of their role on the formation of astrophysical sources

Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino; Dal Pino

2006-01-01

97

The solar magnetic field  

Microsoft Academic Search

The magnetic field of the Sun is the underlying cause of the many diverse phenomena combined under the heading of solar activity. Here we describe the magnetic field as it threads its way from the bottom of the convection zone, where it is built up by the solar dynamo, to the solar surface, where it manifests itself in the form

Sami K. Solanki; Bernd Inhester; Manfred Schüssler

2006-01-01

98

Damping of cosmic magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

We examine the evolution of magnetic fields in an expanding fluid composed of matter and radiation with particular interest in the evolution of cosmic magnetic fields. We derive the propagation velocities and damping rates for relativistic and non-relativistic fast and slow magnetosonic and Alfv{acute e}n waves in the presence of viscous and heat conducting processes. The analysis covers all magnetohydrodynamics modes in the radiation diffusion and the free-streaming regimes. When our results are applied to the evolution of magnetic fields in the early universe, we find that cosmic magnetic fields are damped from prior to the epoch of neutrino decoupling up to recombination. Similar to the case of sound waves propagating in a demagnetized plasma, fast magnetosonic waves are damped by radiation diffusion on all scales smaller than the radiation diffusion length. The characteristic damping scales are the horizon scale at neutrino decoupling (M{sub {nu}}{approx}10{sup {minus}4}M{sub {circle_dot}} in baryons) and the Silk mass at recombination (M{sub {gamma}}{approx}10{sup 13}M{sub {circle_dot}} in baryons). In contrast, the oscillations of slow magnetosonic and Alfv{acute e}n waves get overdamped in the radiation diffusion regime, resulting in frozen-in magnetic field perturbations. Further damping of these perturbations is possible only if before recombination the wave enters a regime in which radiation free-streams on the scale of the perturbation. The maximum damping scale of slow magnetosonic and Alfv{acute e}n modes is always smaller than or equal to the damping scale of fast magnetosonic waves, and depends on the magnetic field strength and its direction relative to the wave vector. Our findings have multifold implications for cosmology. The dissipation of magnetic field energy into heat during the epoch of neutrino decoupling ensures that most magnetic field configurations generated in the very early universe satisfy big bang nucleosynthesis constraints. Further dissipation before recombination constrains models in which primordial magnetic fields give rise to galactic magnetic fields or density perturbations. Finally, the survival of Alfv{acute e}n and slow magnetosonic modes on scales well below the Silk mass may be of significance for the formation of structure on small scales. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

Jedamzik, K. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, 85748 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany)] [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik, 85748 Garching bei Muenchen (Germany); Katalinic, V.; Olinto, A.V. [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)

1998-03-01

99

Damping of cosmic magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We examine the evolution of magnetic fields in an expanding fluid composed of matter and radiation with particular interest in the evolution of cosmic magnetic fields. We derive the propagation velocities and damping rates for relativistic and non-relativistic fast and slow magnetosonic and Alfvén waves in the presence of viscous and heat conducting processes. The analysis covers all magnetohydrodynamics modes in the radiation diffusion and the free-streaming regimes. When our results are applied to the evolution of magnetic fields in the early universe, we find that cosmic magnetic fields are damped from prior to the epoch of neutrino decoupling up to recombination. Similar to the case of sound waves propagating in a demagnetized plasma, fast magnetosonic waves are damped by radiation diffusion on all scales smaller than the radiation diffusion length. The characteristic damping scales are the horizon scale at neutrino decoupling (M?~10-4Msolar in baryons) and the Silk mass at recombination (M?~1013Msolar in baryons). In contrast, the oscillations of slow magnetosonic and Alfvén waves get overdamped in the radiation diffusion regime, resulting in frozen-in magnetic field perturbations. Further damping of these perturbations is possible only if before recombination the wave enters a regime in which radiation free-streams on the scale of the perturbation. The maximum damping scale of slow magnetosonic and Alfvén modes is always smaller than or equal to the damping scale of fast magnetosonic waves, and depends on the magnetic field strength and its direction relative to the wave vector. Our findings have multifold implications for cosmology. The dissipation of magnetic field energy into heat during the epoch of neutrino decoupling ensures that most magnetic field configurations generated in the very early universe satisfy big bang nucleosynthesis constraints. Further dissipation before recombination constrains models in which primordial magnetic fields give rise to galactic magnetic fields or density perturbations. Finally, the survival of Alfvén and slow magnetosonic modes on scales well below the Silk mass may be of significance for the formation of structure on small scales.

Jedamzik, Karsten; Katalini?, Višnja; Olinto, Angela V.

1998-03-01

100

Hamiltonian vector fields on almost symplectic manifolds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Let (M, ?) be an almost symplectic manifold (? is a nondegenerate, not closed, 2-form). We say that a vector field X of M is locally Hamiltonian if LX? = 0, d(i(X)?) = 0, and it is Hamiltonian if, furthermore, the 1-form i(X)? is exact. Such vector fields were considered in Fassò and Sansonetto ["Integrable almost-symplectic Hamiltonian systems," J. Math. Phys. 48, 092902 (2007)], 10.1063/1.2783937, under the name of strongly Hamiltonian, and a corresponding action-angle theorem was proven. Almost symplectic manifolds may have few, nonzero, Hamiltonian vector fields, or even none. Therefore, it is important to have examples and it is our aim to provide such examples here. We also obtain some new general results. In particular, we show that the locally Hamiltonian vector fields generate a Dirac structure on M and we state a reduction theorem of the Marsden-Weinstein type. A final section is dedicated to almost symplectic structures on tangent bundles.

Vaisman, Izu

2013-09-01

101

Circular Conditional Autoregressive Modeling of Vector Fields*  

PubMed Central

As hurricanes approach landfall, there are several hazards for which coastal populations must be prepared. Damaging winds, torrential rains, and tornadoes play havoc with both the coast and inland areas; but, the biggest seaside menace to life and property is the storm surge. Wind fields are used as the primary forcing for the numerical forecasts of the coastal ocean response to hurricane force winds, such as the height of the storm surge and the degree of coastal flooding. Unfortunately, developments in deterministic modeling of these forcings have been hindered by computational expenses. In this paper, we present a multivariate spatial model for vector fields, that we apply to hurricane winds. We parameterize the wind vector at each site in polar coordinates and specify a circular conditional autoregressive (CCAR) model for the vector direction, and a spatial CAR model for speed. We apply our framework for vector fields to hurricane surface wind fields for Hurricane Floyd of 1999 and compare our CCAR model to prior methods that decompose wind speed and direction into its N-S and W-E cardinal components. PMID:24353452

Modlin, Danny; Fuentes, Montse; Reich, Brian

2013-01-01

102

Circular Conditional Autoregressive Modeling of Vector Fields.  

PubMed

As hurricanes approach landfall, there are several hazards for which coastal populations must be prepared. Damaging winds, torrential rains, and tornadoes play havoc with both the coast and inland areas; but, the biggest seaside menace to life and property is the storm surge. Wind fields are used as the primary forcing for the numerical forecasts of the coastal ocean response to hurricane force winds, such as the height of the storm surge and the degree of coastal flooding. Unfortunately, developments in deterministic modeling of these forcings have been hindered by computational expenses. In this paper, we present a multivariate spatial model for vector fields, that we apply to hurricane winds. We parameterize the wind vector at each site in polar coordinates and specify a circular conditional autoregressive (CCAR) model for the vector direction, and a spatial CAR model for speed. We apply our framework for vector fields to hurricane surface wind fields for Hurricane Floyd of 1999 and compare our CCAR model to prior methods that decompose wind speed and direction into its N-S and W-E cardinal components. PMID:24353452

Modlin, Danny; Fuentes, Montse; Reich, Brian

2012-02-01

103

(^-L_n,g)-spaces. Length of a vector field and the angle between two vector fields  

E-print Network

The notions of length of a vector field and cosine of the angle between two vector fields over a differentiable manifold with contravariant and covariant affine connections and metrics are introduced and considered. The change of the length of a vector field and of the angle between two vector fields along a contravariant vector field are found. The introduced notions are necessary for investigations of different types of transports over a manifold of the above mentioned type.

S. Manoff

2000-02-22

104

Interplanetary Magnetic Field Lines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page provides information and a graphical exercise for students regarding the interaction between magnetic field lines and a plasma. The activity involves tracing a typical interplanetary magnetic field line, dragged out of a location on the Sun by the radial flow of the solar wind. This illustrates the way magnetic field lines are "frozen to the plasma" and the wrapping of field lines due to the rotation of the sun. This is part of the work "The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere". A Spanish translation is available.

Stern, David

2005-04-27

105

Solar polar magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The solar polar magnetic field has attracted the attention of researchers since the polar magnetic field reversal was revealed in the middle of the last century (Babcock and Livingston, 1958). The polar magnetic field has regularly reversed because the magnetic flux is transported from the sunspot formation zone owing to differential rotation, meridional circulation, and turbulent diffusion. However, modeling of these processes leads to ambiguous conclusions, as a result of which it is sometimes unclear whether a transport model is actual. Thus, according to the last Hinode data, the problem of a standard transport model (Shiota et al., 2012) consists in that a decrease in the polar magnetic flux in the Southern Hemisphere lags behind such a decrease in the flux in the Northern Hemisphere (from 2008 to June 2012). On the other hand, Svalgaard and Kamide (2012) consider that the asymmetry in the sign reversal simply results from the asymmetry in the emerging flux in the sunspot formation region. A detailed study of the polar magnetic flux evolution according to the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) data for May 2010-December 2012 is illustrated in the present work. Helioseismic & Magnetic Imager (HMI) magnetic data in the form of a magnetic field component along the line of sight (the time resolution is 720 s) are used here. The magnetic fluxes in sunspot formation regions and at high latitudes have been compared.

Benevolenskaya, E. E.

2013-12-01

106

Quark magnetar in three-flavor Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model with vector interaction and magnetized gluon potential  

E-print Network

We investigate properties of strange quark matter in the framework of SU(3) Nambu--Jona-Lasinio(NJL) model with vector interaction under strong magnetic fields. The effects of vector-isoscalar and vector-isovector interaction on the equation of state of strange quark matter are investigated, and it is found that the equation of state is not sensitive to the vector-isovector interaction, however, a repulsive interaction in the vector-isoscalar channel gives a stiffer equation of state for cold dense quark matter. In the presence of magnetic field, gluons will be magnetized via quark loops, and the contribution from magnetized gluons to the equation of state is also estimated. The sound velocity square is a quantity to measure the hardness or softness of dense quark matter, and in the NJL model without vector interaction at zero magnetic field the sound velocity square is always less than 1/3. It is found that a repulsive vector-isoscalar interaction and a positive pressure contribution from magnetized gluons can enhance the sound velocity square, which can even reach 1. To construct quark magnetars under strong magnetic fields, we consider anisotropic pressures and use a density-dependent magnetic field profile to mimic the magnetic field distribution in a quark star. We also analyze the parameter region for the magnitude of vector-isoscalar interaction and the contribution from magnetized gluons in order to produce 2 solar mass quark magnetars.

Peng-Cheng Chu; Xin Wang; Lie-Wen Chen; Mei Huang

2014-12-16

107

Quark magnetar in the three-flavor Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with vector interactions and a magnetized gluon potential  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We investigate properties of strange quark matter in the framework of the SU(3) Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model with vector interactions under strong magnetic fields. The effects of vector-isoscalar and vector-isovector interactions on the equation of state of strange quark matter are investigated, and it is found that the equation of state is not sensitive to the vector-isovector interaction; however, a repulsive interaction in the vector-isoscalar channel gives a stiffer equation of state for cold dense quark matter. In the presence of a magnetic field, gluons will be magnetized via quark loops, and the contribution from magnetized gluons to the equation of state is also estimated. The sound velocity square is a quantity to measure the hardness or softness of dense quark matter, and in the Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model without vector interaction at zero magnetic field, the sound velocity square is always less than 1 /3 . It is found that a repulsive vector-isoscalar interaction and a positive pressure contribution from magnetized gluons can enhance the sound velocity square, which can even reach 1. To construct quark magnetars under strong magnetic fields, we consider anisotropic pressures and use a density-dependent magnetic field profile to mimic the magnetic field distribution in a quark star. We also analyze the parameter region for the magnitude of vector-isoscalar interaction and the contribution from magnetized gluons in order to produce two-solar-mass quark magnetars.

Chu, Peng-Cheng; Wang, Xin; Chen, Lie-Wen; Huang, Mei

2015-01-01

108

GlyphSea: Visualizing Vector Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Understanding vector fields is important in many science and engineering domains. Often glyphs are used to represent vector data as arrows, cones, ellipsoids, and other geometric shapes. When implemented using traditional 3D graphics, these glyphs have drawbacks of being view dependent, orientation ambiguous, and requiring specific geometric resolution. We propose a straightforward new method of procedural dipole texturing of glyph shapes, which overcomes these drawbacks and can enhance existing methods. We demonstrate our method with an interactive application (GlyphSea), which incorporates additional features such as screen space ambient occlusion, glyph displacement, lattices, halos and other contextual visual cues. We also discuss the results and informal feedback from scientists on insights gained by exploring time varying vector datasets in astrophysics and seismology.

McQuinn, Emmett; Chourasia, Amit; Schulze, Jürgen P.; Minster, Jean-Bernard

2013-12-01

109

On the non-Gaussian correlation of the primordial curvature perturbation with vector fields  

SciTech Connect

We compute the three-point cross-correlation function of the primordial curvature perturbation generated during inflation with two powers of a vector field in a model where conformal invariance is broken by a direct coupling of the vector field with the inflaton. If the vector field is identified with the electromagnetic field, this correlation would be a non-Gaussian signature of primordial magnetic fields generated during inflation. We find that the signal is maximized for the flattened configuration where the wave number of the curvature perturbation is twice that of the vector field and in this limit, the magnetic non-linear parameter becomes as large as |b{sub NL}| ? O(10{sup 3}). In the squeezed limit where the wave number of the curvature perturbation vanishes, our results agree with the magnetic consistency relation derived in arXiv:1207.4187.

Jain, Rajeev Kumar [Département de Physique Théorique and Center for Astroparticle Physics, Université de Genève, 24, Quai E. Ansermet, CH-1211 Genève 4 (Switzerland); Sloth, Martin S., E-mail: rajeev.jain@unige.ch, E-mail: sloth@cp3.dias.sdu.dk [CP3-Origins, Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M (Denmark)

2013-02-01

110

Detecting Exoplanetary Magnetic Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Asymmetries in exoplanet transits are proving to be a useful tool for furthering our understanding of magnetic activity on both stars and planets outside our Solar System.Near-UV observations of the WASP-12 system have revealed asymmetries in the timing of the transit when compared with the optical light curve. A number of possible explanations have been suggested for this variation, including the presence of a magnetospheric bow shock arising from the interaction of the planet's magnetic field with the stellar wind from it's host star. Such observations provide the first method for directly detecting the presence of a magnetic field on exoplanets.The shape and size of such asymmetries is highly dependent on the structure of the host stars magnetic field at the time of observation. This implies we may observe highly varying near-UV transit light curves for the same system. These variations can then be used to learn about the geometry of the host star's magnetic field.In this presentation I will show modelling a bow shock around an exoplanet can help us to not only detect, but also also place constraints on the magnetic field strength of hot Jupiters. For some systems, such as HD 189733, we have maps of the surface magnetic field of the star at various epochs. I will also show how incorporating these maps into a stellar wind model, I can model the formation of a bow shock around the planet and hence demonstrate the variability of the near-UV transits.

Llama, Joe

2015-01-01

111

Eruptive solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the quasi-steady evolution of solar magnetic fields in response to gradual photospheric changes. Special interest is taken in the threshold of a sudden eruption in the solar atmosphere. The formal model of an evolving, force-free field dependent on two Cartesian coordinates has been treated previously, and we extend it to a field which is not force free

B. C. Low

1981-01-01

112

Mapping Magnetic Field Lines  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about electromagnetism. Learners will use a compass to map the magnetic field lines surrounding a coil of wire that is connected to a battery. This activity requires a large coil or spool of wire, a source of electricity such as 3 D-cell batteries or an AC to DC power adapter, alligator-clipped wire, and magnetic compasses. This is the third lesson in the second session of the Exploring Magnetism teachers guide.

113

A low-temperature high resolution scanning tunneling microscope with a three-dimensional magnetic vector field operating in ultrahigh vacuum.  

PubMed

We present a low-temperature ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) scanning tunneling microscope setup with a combination of a superconducting solenoid coil and two split-pair magnets, providing a rotatable magnetic field up to 500 mT applicable in all spatial directions. An absolute field maximum of B=7 T(3 T) can be applied perpendicular (parallel) to the sample surface. The instrument is operated at a temperature of 4.8 K. Topographic and spectroscopic measurements on tungsten carbide and indium antimonide revealed a z-noise of 300 fm(pp), which barely changes in magnetic field. The microscope is equipped with a tip exchange mechanism and a lateral sample positioning stage, which allows exact positioning of the tip with an accuracy of 5 microm prior to the measurement. Additional contacts to the sample holder allow, e.g., the application of an additional gate voltage. The UHV part of the system contains versatile possibilities of in situ sample and tip preparation as well as low-energy electron diffraction and Auger analysis. PMID:19485511

Mashoff, T; Pratzer, M; Morgenstern, M

2009-05-01

114

Improved determination of vector lithospheric magnetic anomalies from MAGSAT data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Scientific contributions made in developing new methods to isolate and map vector magnetic anomalies from measurements made by Magsat are described. In addition to the objective of the proposal, the isolation and mapping of equatorial vector lithospheric Magsat anomalies, isolation of polar ionospheric fields during the period were also studied. Significant progress was also made in isolation of polar delta(Z) component and scalar anomalies as well as integration and synthesis of various techniques of removing equatorial and polar ionospheric effects. The significant contributions of this research are: (1) development of empirical/analytical techniques in modeling ionospheric fields in Magsat data and their removal from uncorrected anomalies to obtain better estimates of lithospheric anomalies (this task was accomplished for equatorial delta(X), delta(Z), and delta(B) component and polar delta(Z) and delta(B) component measurements; (2) integration of important processing techniques developed during the last decade with the newly developed technologies of ionospheric field modeling into an optimum processing scheme; and (3) implementation of the above processing scheme to map the most robust magnetic anomalies of the lithosphere (components as well as scalar).

Ravat, Dhananjay

1993-01-01

115

Magnetic field dosimeter development  

SciTech Connect

In recent years there has been increased concern over potential health hazards related to exposure of personnel to magnetic fields. If exposure standards are to be established, then a means for measuring magnetic field dose must be available. To meet this need, the Department of Energy has funded development of prototype dosimeters at the Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory. This manual reviews the principle of operation of the dosimeter and also contains step-by-step instructions for its operation.

Lemon, D.K.; Skorpik, J.R.; Eick, J.L.

1980-09-01

116

Solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the structuring and variability of the Sun and other stars are governed by magnetic fields, much of present-day stellar\\u000a physics centers around the measurement and understanding of the magnetic fields and their interactions. The Sun, being a prototypical\\u000a star, plays a unique role in astrophysics, since its proximity allows the fundamental processes to be explored in detail.\\u000a The PRL

J. O. Stenflo

2008-01-01

117

Solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a review of our observational knowledge on solar magnetic fields. In Section 1 we make an attempt to summarize all observations of the general magnetic field (m.f.) of the Sun. Section 2 deals with the local m.f. at low latitudes and their connection with some features on the disk. The m.f. of sunspots and their peculiar character

A. Severny

1964-01-01

118

CMB non-gaussianity from vector fields  

SciTech Connect

The Planck satellite has recently measured the CMB temperature anisotropies with unprecedented accuracy, and it has provided strong bounds on primordial non-gaussianity. Such bounds constrain models of inflation, and mechanisms that produce the primordial perturbations. We discuss the non-gaussian signatures from the interactions of the inflation ? with spin-1 fields. We study the two different cases in which the inflaton is (i) a pseudo-scalar field with a (?)/(fa) F·F interaction with a vector field, and (ii) a scalar field with a f (?)F{sup 2} interaction. In the first case we obtain the strong limit f{sub a} ? 10{sup 16}GeV on the decay constant. In the second case, specific choices of the function f (?) can lead to a non-gaussianity with a characteristic shape not encountered in standard models of scalar field inflation, and which has also been constrained by Planck.

Peloso, Marco [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (United States)

2014-06-24

119

Magnetic fields from second-order interactions  

E-print Network

It is well known that when two types of perturbations interact in cosmological perturbation theory, the interaction may lead to the generation of a third type. In this article we discuss the generation of magnetic fields from such interactions. We determine conditions under which the interaction of a first-order magnetic field with a first-order scalar-or vector-, or tensor-perturbations would lead to the generation of second order magnetic field. The analysis is done in a covariant-index-free approach, but could be done in the standard covariant indexed-approach.

Bob Osano

2014-03-21

120

Magnetic Field Problem: Current  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A cross section of a circular wire loop carrying an unknown current is shown above. The arrows represent the direction of the magnetic field. The color of the arrows represents the magnitude of the field with magnitude increasing as the color changes from blue to green to red to black. You can double-click in the animation to add magnetic field lines, click-drag the center of the loop to reposition it, and click-drag the top or bottom of the loop to change its size.

Wolfgang Christian

121

Lyapunov Guidance Vector Fields for Unmanned Aircraft Applications  

E-print Network

Lyapunov Guidance Vector Fields for Unmanned Aircraft Applications Eric W. Frew, Member, IEEE, Dale implementing Lyapunov vector fields for the guidance of unmanned aircraft. The vector fields yield globally stable tracking of circular loiter patterns. These loiter patterns are used in several unmanned aircraft

Frew, Eric W.

122

Magnetic Field Solver  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Magnetic Field Solver computer program calculates the magnetic field generated by a group of collinear, cylindrical axisymmetric electromagnet coils. Given the current flowing in, and the number of turns, axial position, and axial and radial dimensions of each coil, the program calculates matrix coefficients for a finite-difference system of equations that approximates a two-dimensional partial differential equation for the magnetic potential contributed by the coil. The program iteratively solves these finite-difference equations by use of the modified incomplete Cholesky preconditioned-conjugate-gradient method. The total magnetic potential as a function of axial (z) and radial (r) position is then calculated as a sum of the magnetic potentials of the individual coils, using a high-accuracy interpolation scheme. Then the r and z components of the magnetic field as functions of r and z are calculated from the total magnetic potential by use of a high-accuracy finite-difference scheme. Notably, for the finite-difference calculations, the program generates nonuniform two-dimensional computational meshes from nonuniform one-dimensional meshes. Each mesh is generated in such a way as to minimize the numerical error for a benchmark one-dimensional magnetostatic problem.

Ilin, Andrew V.

2006-01-01

123

Predicting the magnetic vectors within coronal mass ejections arriving at Earth  

E-print Network

The process by which the Sun affects the terrestrial environment on short timescales is predominately driven by the amount of magnetic reconnection between the solar wind and Earth's magnetosphere. Reconnection occurs most efficiently when the solar wind magnetic field has a southward component. The most severe impacts are during the arrival of a coronal mass ejection (CME) when the magnetosphere is both compressed and magnetically connected to the heliospheric environment, leading to disruptions to, for example, power grids and satellite navigation. Unfortunately, forecasting magnetic vectors within coronal mass ejections remains elusive. Here we report how, by combining a statistically robust helicity rule for a CME's solar origin with a simplified flux rope topology the magnetic vectors within the Earth-directed segment of a CME can be predicted. In order to test the validity of this proof-of-concept architecture for estimating the magnetic vectors within CMEs, a total of eight CME events (between 2010 and...

Savani, N P; Szabo, A; Mays, M L; Thompson, B J; Richardson, I G; Evans, R; Pulkkinen, A; Nieves-Chinchilla, T

2015-01-01

124

Electrically silent magnetic fields.  

PubMed Central

There has been a significant controversy over the past decade regarding the relative information content of bioelectric and biomagnetic signals. In this paper we present a new, theoretical example of an electrically-silent magnetic field, based on a bidomain model of a cylindrical strand of tissue generalized to include off-diagonal components in the conductivity tensors. The physical interpretation of the off-diagonal components is explained, and analytic expressions for the electrical potential and the magnetic field are found. These expressions show that information not obtainable from electrical potential measurements can be obtained from measurements of the magnetic field in systems with conductivity tensors more complicated than those previously examined. PMID:3779008

Roth, B J; Wikswo, J P

1986-01-01

125

Functions holomorphic along holomorphic vector fields  

E-print Network

The main result of the paper is the following generalization of Forelli's theorem: Suppose F is a holomorphic vector field with singular point at p, such that F is linearizable at p and the matrix is diagonalizable with the eigenvalues whose ratios are positive reals. Then any function $\\phi$ that has an asymptotic Taylor expansion at p and is holomorphic along the complex integral curves of F is holomorphic in a neighborhood of p. We also present an example to show that the requirement for ratios of the eigenvalues to be positive reals is necessary.

Kim, Kang-Tae; Schmalz, Gerd

2008-01-01

126

Magnetic Fields in Galaxies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The origin and evolution of cosmic magnetic fields, their strength and structure in intergalactic space, their first occurrence in young galaxies, and their dynamical importance for galaxy evolution remain widely unknown. Radio synchrotron emission, its polarization and its Faraday rotation are powerful tools to study the strength and structure of magnetic fields in galaxies. Unpolarized radio synchrotron emission traces isotropic turbulent fields which are strongest in spiral arms and bars (20-30 ?G) and in central starburst regions (50-100 ?G). Such fields are dynamically important; they can affect gas flows and drive gas inflows in central regions. Polarized radio emission traces ordered fields which can be regular or anisotropic turbulent, generated from isotropic turbulent fields by compression or shear. The strongest ordered fields of 10-15 ?G strength are generally found in interarm regions and follow the orientation of adjacent gas spiral arms. In galaxies with strong density waves, ordered (anisotropic turbulent) fields are also observed at the inner edges of the spiral arms. Ordered fields with spiral patterns exist in grand-design, barred and flocculent galaxies, and in central regions of starburst galaxies. Ordered fields in interacting galaxies have asymmetric distributions and are an excellent tracer of past interactions between galaxies or with the intergalactic medium. Irregular galaxies host isotropic turbulent fields often of similar strength as in spiral galaxies, but only weak ordered fields. Faraday rotation measures (RM) of the diffuse polarized radio emission from the disks of several galaxies reveal large-scale spiral patterns that can be described by the superposition of azimuthal modes; these are signatures of regular fields generated by a mean-field ? -? dynamo. So far no indications were found in external galaxies of large-scale field reversals, like the one in the Milky Way. Ordered magnetic fields are also observed in radio halos around edge-on galaxies out to large distances from the plane, with X-shaped patterns. In the outflow cone above a starburst region of NGC 253, RM data indicate a helical magnetic field.

Beck, Rainer

127

Solar magnetic fields and convection. IX - A primordial magnetic field  

Microsoft Academic Search

Observational evidence is reviewed in an attempt to decide between a reversing (dynamo) and a nonreversing primordial solar poloidal magnetic field. The data examined include Zeeman-effect measurements, measurements of gross magnetic fluxes in individual magnetic elements, determinations of average field strength, observations of polar-cap magnetic fields, eclipse observations of coronal structure, and observations of interplanetary-magnetic-field polarity reversals. It is suggested

J. H. Piddington

1977-01-01

128

Designing magnets with prescribed magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a novel design method capable of finding the magnetization densities that generate prescribed magnetic fields. The method is based on the solution to a simple variational inequality and the resulting designs have simple piecewise-constant magnetization densities. By this method, we obtain new designs of magnets that generate commonly used magnetic fields: uniform magnetic fields, self-shielding fields, quadrupole fields and sextupole fields. Further, it is worth noting that this method is not limited to the presented examples, and in particular, three-dimensional designs can be constructed in a similar manner. In conclusion, this novel design method is anticipated to have broad applications where specific magnetic fields are important for the performance of the devices.

Liu, Liping

2011-03-01

129

ECE 390 Electric & Magnetic Fields Catalog Description: Static and quasi-static electric and magnetic fields.  

E-print Network

electric fields in presence of material medium: conductors, dielectrics, polarization, electric fluxECE 390 ­ Electric & Magnetic Fields Catalog Description: Static and quasi-static electric), A. Jander (secondary) Course Content: · Introduction, review of vector analysis · Static electric

130

High field superconducting magnets  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A superconducting magnet includes an insulating layer disposed about the surface of a mandrel; a superconducting wire wound in adjacent turns about the mandrel to form the superconducting magnet, wherein the superconducting wire is in thermal communication with the mandrel, and the superconducting magnet has a field-to-current ratio equal to or greater than 1.1 Tesla per Ampere; a thermally conductive potting material configured to fill interstices between the adjacent turns, wherein the thermally conductive potting material and the superconducting wire provide a path for dissipation of heat; and a voltage limiting device disposed across each end of the superconducting wire, wherein the voltage limiting device is configured to prevent a voltage excursion across the superconducting wire during quench of the superconducting magnet.

Hait, Thomas P. (Inventor); Shirron, Peter J. (Inventor)

2011-01-01

131

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Field Measurements  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This laboratory is designed for students to become familiar with the principles and detection techniques of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), examine the relationship between current and magnetic field in an electromagnet, and gain experience in the use of magnetic field measurement techniques.

2012-01-04

132

Initial geomagnetic field model from Magsat vector data  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Magsat data from the magnetically quiet days of November 5-6, 1979, were used to derive a thirteenth degree and order spherical harmonic geomagnetic field model, MGST(6/80). The model utilized both scalar and high-accuracy vector data and fit that data with root-mean-square deviations of 8.2, 6.9, 7.6 and 7.4 nT for the scalar magnitude, B(r), B(theta), and B(phi), respectively. The model includes the three first-order coefficients of the external field. Comparison with averaged Dst indicates that zero Dst corresponds with 25 nT of horizontal field from external sources. When compared with earlier models, the earth's dipole moment continues to decrease at a rate of about 26 nT/yr. Evaluation of earlier models with Magsat data shows that the scalar field at the Magsat epoch is best predicted by the POGO(2/72) model but that the WC80, AWC/75 and IGS/75 are better for predicting vector fields.

Langel, R. A.; Mead, G. D.; Lancaster, E. R.; Estes, R. H.; Fabiano, E. B.

1980-01-01

133

The Earth's Magnetic Field  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This section of the Windows to the Universe website provides information and images about Earth's magnetic field (the magnetosphere), including detailed information about the aurora borealis, magnets, and solar wind. Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system pertaining to the Earth and Space sciences. The objective of this project is to develop an innovative and engaging website that includes a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration and the human experience. Links at the top of each page allow users to navigate between beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Johnson, Roberta

2000-07-01

134

Slow decay of magnetic fields in open Friedmann universes  

SciTech Connect

Magnetic fields in Friedmann universes can experience superadiabatic growth without departing from conventional electromagnetism. The reason is the relativistic coupling between vector fields and spacetime geometry, which slows down the decay of large-scale magnetic fields in open universes, compared to that seen in perfectly flat models. The result is a large relative gain in magnetic strength that can lead to astrophysically interesting B fields, even if our Universe is only marginally open today.

Barrow, John D. [DAMTP, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA (United Kingdom); Tsagas, Christos G. [Section of Astrophysics, Astronomy and Mechanics, Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124 (Greece)

2008-05-15

135

Polarization evolution characteristics of focused hybridly polarized vector fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We investigate the focusing property and the polarization evolution characteristics of hybridly polarized vector fields in the focal region. Three types of hybridly polarized vector fields, namely azimuthal-variant hybridly polarized vector field, radial-variant hybridly polarized vector field, and spatial-variant hybridly polarized vector field, are experimentally generated. The intensity distributions and the polarization evolution of these hybridly polarized vector fields focused under low numerical aperture (NA) are experimentally studied and good agreements with the numerical simulations are obtained. The three-dimensional (3D) state of polarization and the field distribution within the focal volume of these hybridly polarized vector fields under high-NA focusing are studied numerically. The optical curl force on Rayleigh particles induced by tightly focused hybridly polarized vector fields, which results in the orbital motion of trapped particles, is analyzed. Simulation results demonstrate that polarization-only modulation provided by the hybridly polarized vector field allows one to control both the intensity distribution and 3D elliptical polarization in the focal region, which may find interesting applications in particle trapping, manipulation, and orientation analysis.

Gu, Bing; Pan, Yang; Rui, Guanghao; Xu, Danfeng; Zhan, Qiwen; Cui, Yiping

2014-12-01

136

Multiscale vector fields for image pattern recognition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A uniform processing framework for low-level vision computing in which a bank of spatial filters maps the image intensity structure at each pixel into an abstract feature space is proposed. Some properties of the filters and the feature space are described. Local orientation is measured by a vector sum in the feature space as follows: each filter's preferred orientation along with the strength of the filter's output determine the orientation and the length of a vector in the feature space; the vectors for all filters are summed to yield a resultant vector for a particular pixel and scale. The orientation of the resultant vector indicates the local orientation, and the magnitude of the vector indicates the strength of the local orientation preference. Limitations of the vector sum method are discussed. Investigations show that the processing framework provides a useful, redundant representation of image structure across orientation and scale.

Low, Kah-Chan; Coggins, James M.

1990-01-01

137

Analysis of noise-induced errors in vector-field electron tomography  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Vector-field electron tomography (VFET) reconstructs electromagnetic vector fields of magnetic nanomaterials using transmission electron microscopy. The theory behind this reconstruction process is well established, but the practical implications of experimental errors and how they affect the accuracy of the reconstructed vector fields is not well understood, hindering progress in the use of these techniques for routine magnetic characterization of nanomaterials. Here, we present an analysis of the propagation of stochastic errors through a VFET algorithm. A method for determining the contribution of image noise to errors in a reconstructed vector potential is derived. Simulations are performed to test the validity of this method when applied to shot noise, which shows good agreement with theory.

Kemp, Z. D. C.; Petersen, T. C.; Paganin, D. M.; Spiers, K. M.; Weyland, M.; Morgan, M. J.

2014-08-01

138

Magnetic Field Activities for the High School Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This unit is designed to acquaint students with the properties of magnetic fields. It is meant to introduce the idea of a "field" through investigations of magnetic fields as produced by various common magnetic materials and direct electrical currents. They will learn that the difference between a magnetic field and a gravitational field is that a gravitational field, in the experience of a student, always points downward and is always of the same strength. Magnetic fields are not limited to one direction or strength. Further, all students will know, by the mid-point of this unit, that magnetic fields are inherently loop shaped. Familiarity with the uniform gravitational field of classical Newtonian dynamics and kinematics is not required. As they complete the unit, students will gain an appreciation for the vector nature of fields, the ubiquity of field sources in the environment, and the ability to visualize such fields as three-dimensional entities.

Eckel, Ed; Friel, Matthew

139

Structural stability of vector fields on 3-manifolds with boundary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

From the structural stability viewpoint vector fields on M which are tangent to the boundary of M are analysed. A class of vector fields is characterized as structurally stable; this class corresponds to the class of Morse-Smale vector fields on closed manifolds, studied by Palis, Peixoto Smale, and others. In this class, new phenomena occur as saddle connections along the boundary of M which are persistent by small perturbations. Thus, the techniques introduced by J. Palis ( Topology8 (1969)), which inspired the proof of the stability of a vector field in such a class, were substantially changed. Such modifications represent a main difficulty in extending our results to higher dimensions.

Pacifico, M. J.

140

Mars Observer magnetic fields investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The magnetic fields experiment designed for the Mars Observer mission will provide definitive measurements of the Martian magnetic field from the transition and mapping orbits planned for the Mars Observer. The paper describes the instruments (which include a classical magnetometer and an electron reflection magnetometer) and techniques designed to investigate the nature of the Martian magnetic field and the Mars-solar

J. E. P. Connerney; P. Wasilewski; R. P. Lin; K. A. Anderson; C. W. Carlson; J. McFadden; D. W. Curtis; H. Reme; A. Cros; J. L. Médale; J. A. Sauvaud; C. d'Uston; S. J. Bauer; P. Cloutier; Michael Mayhew; N. F. Ness

1992-01-01

141

The WIND magnetic field investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The magnetic field experiment on WIND will provide data for studies of a broad range of scales of structures and fluctuation characteristics of the interplanetary magnetic field throughout the mission, and, where appropriate, relate them to the statics and dynamics of the magnetosphere. The basic instrument of the Magnetic Field Investigation (MFI) is a boom-mounted dual triaxial fluxgate magnetometer and

R. P. Lepping; M. H. Ac?na; L. F. Burlaga; W. M. Farrell; J. A. Slavin; K. H. Schatten; F. Mariani; N. F. Ness; F. M. Neubauer; Y. C. Whang; J. B. Byrnes; R. S. Kennon; P. V. Panetta; J. Scheifele; E. M. Worley

1995-01-01

142

Magnetic field switchable dry adhesives.  

PubMed

A magnetic field controllable dry adhesive device is manufactured. The normal adhesion force can be increased or decreased depending on the presence of an applied magnetic field. If the magnetic field is present during the entire normal adhesion test cycle which includes both applying a preloading force and measuring the pulloff pressure, a decrease in adhesion is observed when compared to when there is no applied magnetic field. Similarly, if the magnetic field is present only during the preload portion of the normal adhesion test cycle, a decrease in adhesion is observed because of an increased stiffness of the magnetically controlled dry adhesive device. When the applied magnetic field is present during only the pulloff portion of the normal adhesion test cycle, either an increase or a decrease in normal adhesion is observed depending on the direction of the applied magnetic field. PMID:25588470

Krahn, Jeffrey; Bovero, Enrico; Menon, Carlo

2015-02-01

143

Juno and Jupiter's Magnetic Field (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011, will reach Jupiter in early July 2016, where it will enter a polar orbit, with an 11 day period and a perijove altitude of approximately 5000 km. The baseline mission will last for one year during which Juno will complete 32 orbits, evenly spaced in longitude. The baseline mission presents an unparalleled opportunity for investigating Jupiter's magnetic field. In many ways Jupiter is a better planet for studying dynamo-generated magnetic fields than the Earth: there are no crustal fields, of course, which otherwise mask the dynamo-generated field at high degree; and an orbiting spacecraft can get proportionately much closer to the dynamo region. Assuming Jupiter's dynamo extends to 0.8 Rj, Juno at closet approach is only 0.3 Rc above the dynamo, while Earth orbiting magnetic field missions sample the field at least 1 Rc above the dynamo (where Rc is the respective outer core or dynamo region radius). Juno's MAG Investigation delivers magnetic measurements with exceptional vector accuracy (100 ppm) via two FGM sensors, each co-located with a dedicated pair of non-magnetic star cameras for attitude determination at the sensor. We expect to image Jupiter's dynamo with unsurpassed resolution. Accordingly, we anticipate that the Juno magnetic field investigation may place important constraints on Jupiter's interior structure, and hence on the formation and evolution of Jupiter.

Bloxham, J.; Connerney, J. E.; Jorgensen, J. L.

2013-12-01

144

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

SciTech Connect

The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with an electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater than the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles. Magnetic switches and particularly fast kicker magnets are used in the accelerator industry to quickly deflect particle beams into and out of various transport lines, storage rings, dumps, and specifically to differentially route individual bunches of particles from a train of bunches which are injected or ejected from a given ring.

Goren, Y.; Mahale, N.K.

1995-12-31

145

Magnetic field strength of active region filaments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aims: We study the vector magnetic field of a filament observed over a compact active region neutral line. Methods: Spectropolarimetric data acquired with TIP-II (VTT, Tenerife, Spain) of the 10 830 Å spectral region provide full Stokes vectors that were analyzed using three different methods: magnetograph analysis, Milne-Eddington inversions, and PCA-based atomic polarization inversions. Results: The inferred magnetic field strengths in the filament are around 600-700 G by all these three methods. Longitudinal fields are found in the range of 100-200 G whereas the transverse components become dominant, with fields as high as 500-600 G. We find strong transverse fields near the neutral line also at photospheric levels. Conclusions: Our analysis indicates that strong (higher than 500 G, but below kG) transverse magnetic fields are present in active region filaments. This corresponds to the highest field strengths reliably measured in these structures. The profiles of the helium 10 830 Å lines observed in this active region filament are dominated by the Zeeman effect.

Kuckein, C.; Centeno, R.; Martínez Pillet, V.; Casini, R.; Manso Sainz, R.; Shimizu, T.

2009-07-01

146

3D vector magnetic properties of soft magnetic composite material  

Microsoft Academic Search

Even under one-dimensional (1D) alternating or 2D rotating magnetic excitation, a magnetic material shows 3D magnetic property due to the rotation of magnetic domains. Only when the 3D properties are properly considered the understanding and modelling of the magnetisation process can be complete. This paper summarises our work about the investigation on the magnetic properties of soft magnetic composite (SMC)

Y. G. Guo; J. G. Zhu; Z. W. Lin; J. J. Zhong

2006-01-01

147

Vector Field Path Following for Miniature Air Vehicles  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, a method for accurate path following for miniature air vehicles is developed. The method is based on the notion of vector fields, which are used to generate desired course inputs to inner-loop attitude control laws. Vector field path following control laws are developed for straight-line paths and circular arcs and orbits. Lyapunov stability arguments are used to

Derek R. Nelson; D. Blake Barber; Timothy W. Mclain; Randal W. Beard

2007-01-01

148

Vortex Detection in Vector Fields Using Geometric Algebra  

E-print Network

Vortex Detection in Vector Fields Using Geometric Algebra Stuart Pollock and Stephen Mann Abstract We present a new method of detecting vortices in sampled vector fields by using Geometric Algebra Pollock and Stephen Mann using the `2 algorithm'. We then adapt a Geometric-Algebraic method for finding

Mann, Stephen

149

Computing singularities of 3D vector fields with Geometric Algebra  

Microsoft Academic Search

Critical points of a vector field are key to their characterization. Not only their positions but also their indexes are crucial for understanding vector fields. Considerable work exists in 2D, but less is available for 3D or higher dimensions. Geometric Algebra is a derivative of Clifford Algebra that not only enables a succinct definition of the index of a critical

Stephen Mann; Alyn P. Rockwood

2002-01-01

150

Lyapunov Guidance Vector Fields for Unmanned Aircraft Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents results implementing Lyapunov vector fields for the guidance of unmanned aircraft. The vector fields yield globally stable tracking of circular loiter patterns. These loiter patterns are used in several unmanned aircraft applications including hierarchical micro air vehicle control for cooperative plume tracking, extremum seeking for electronic chaining, and cooperative tracking of moving targets. Extensions of the basic

Eric W. Frew; Dale A. Lawrence; Cory Dixon; Jack Elston; William J. Pisano

2007-01-01

151

Robust Morse Decompositions of Piecewise Constant Vector Fields  

E-print Network

to color code the Morse sets in order to enhance the visualization. We demonstrate the benefits of our1 Robust Morse Decompositions of Piecewise Constant Vector Fields Andrzej Szymczak, Member, IEEE to computing a Morse decomposition of a vector field on a triangulated manifold surface. The basic idea

Szymczak, Andrzej

152

Visualizing and Manipulating Automatic Document Orientation Methods Using Vector Fields  

E-print Network

Visualizing and Manipulating Automatic Document Orientation Methods Using Vector Fields Pierre tabletop documents are oriented according to vector fields that can be visualized and altered by end users can potentially combine the advantages of the fully manual and fully automatic document orientation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

153

Measuring the Similarity of Vector Fields Using Global Distributions  

E-print Network

data, measuring the similarity between vector fields can help scientists understand how wind and waveMeasuring the Similarity of Vector Fields Using Global Distributions H. Quynh Dinh and Liefei Xu.edu Abstract. Sensors such as video surveillance and weather monitoring systems record a significant amount

Dinh, H. Quynh

154

Closed Stream Lines in Uncertain Vector Fields Mathias Otto  

E-print Network

Closed Stream Lines in Uncertain Vector Fields Mathias Otto Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg Tobias Germer Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg Holger Theisel Otto-von-Guericke that treat this topic. In [Otto et al. 2010] a topological analysis of 2D uncertain vector fields

155

Photonic Magnetic Field Sensor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Small, in-line polarization rotators or isolators to reduce feedback in fiber optic links can be the basis for excellent magnetic field sensors. Based on the giant magneto-optical (GMO) or Faraday effect in iron garnets, they with a magnetic field of a few hundred Gauss, (20 mT) for an interaction length for an optical beam of a few millimeters achieve a polarization rotation or phase shift of 45 deg (1/8 cycle). When powered by a small laser diode, with the induced linear phase shift recovered at the shot noise limit, we have demonstrated sensitivities at the 3.3 nT/Hz1/2 level for frequencies from less than 1 Hz to frequencies into the high kHz range. Through further improvements; an increase in interaction length, better materials and by far the greatest factor, the addition of a flux concentrator, sensitivities at the pT/Hz1/2 level appear to be within reach. We will detail such a design and discuss the issues that may limit achieving these goals.

Wyntjes, Geert

2002-02-01

156

The Heliospheric Magnetic Field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The heliospheric magnetic field (HMF) is the extension of the coronal magnetic field carried out into the solar system by the solar wind. It is the means by which the Sun interacts with planetary magnetospheres and channels charged particles propagating through the heliosphere. As the HMF remains rooted at the solar photosphere as the Sun rotates, the large-scale HMF traces out an Archimedean spiral. This pattern is distorted by the interaction of fast and slow solar wind streams, as well as the interplanetary manifestations of transient solar eruptions called coronal mass ejections. On the smaller scale, the HMF exhibits an array of waves, discontinuities, and turbulence, which give hints to the solar wind formation process. This review aims to summarise observations and theory of the small- and large-scale structure of the HMF. Solar-cycle and cycle-to-cycle evolution of the HMF is discussed in terms of recent spacecraft observations and pre-spaceage proxies for the HMF in geomagnetic and galactic cosmic ray records.

Owens, Mathew J.; Forsyth, Robert J.

2013-11-01

157

Noise prevents infinite stretching of the passive field in a stochastic vector advection equation  

E-print Network

A linear stochastic vector advection equation is considered; the equation may model a passive magnetic field in a random fluid. When the driving velocity field is rough but deterministic, in particular just H\\"{o}lder continuous and bounded, one can construct examples of infinite stretching of the passive field, arising from smooth initial conditions. The purpose of the paper is to prove that infinite stretching is prevented if the driving velocity field contains in addition a white noise component.

Franco Flandoli; Mario Maurelli; Mikhail Neklyudov

2014-02-28

158

Noise Prevents Infinite Stretching of the Passive Field in a Stochastic Vector Advection Equation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A linear stochastic vector advection equation is considered; the equation may model a passive magnetic field in a random fluid. When the driving velocity field is rough but deterministic, in particular just Hölder continuous and bounded, one can construct examples of infinite stretching of the passive field, arising from smooth initial conditions. The purpose of the paper is to prove that infinite stretching is prevented if the driving velocity field contains in addition a white noise component.

Flandoli, Franco; Maurelli, Mario; Neklyudov, Mikhail

2014-09-01

159

Inter-relationship among magnetization, polarization and magnetic wave vector in multiferroic spinel CoCr2O4  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It has been known that the spinel CoCr2O4 is a multiferroic with conical spiral magnetic order characterized by three physical parameters: magnetization (M), polarization (P) and magnetic modulation vector (Q). We have found that these observables have a close inter-relationship in the multiferroic state and their inter-relationship changes in a methodical manner upon temperature variation and through applied magnetic fields. In order to understand the origin of this inter-relationship, we have performed comprehensive characterization experiments on the multiferroic compound, including measurements of dielectric constant, polarization, specific heat, magnetic susceptibility, and resonant x-ray scattering as functions of temperature and applied magnetic field.

Choi, Young Jai; Okamoto, Jun; Huang, Di-Jing; Chao, Kuo Sheng; Lin, Hong-Ji; Chen, Chien-Te; van Veenendaal, Michel; Kaplan, Thomas A.; Cheong, Sang-Wook

2008-03-01

160

Confined Dirac Particles in Constant and Tilted Magnetic Field  

E-print Network

We study the confinement of charged Dirac particles in 3+1 space-time due to the presence of a constant and tilted magnetic field. We focus on the nature of the solutions of the Dirac equation and on how they depend on the choice of vector potential that gives rise to the magnetic field. In particular, we select a "Landau gauge" such that the momentum is conserved along the direction of the vector potential yielding spinor wavefunctions, which are localized in the plane containing the magnetic field and normal to the vector potential. These wave functions are expressed in terms of the Hermite polynomials. We point out the relevance of these findings to the relativistic quantum Hall effect and compare with the results obtained for a constant magnetic field normal to the plane in 2+1 dimensions.

Alhaidari, Abdulaziz D; Jellal, Ahmed

2012-01-01

161

Magnetic Propeller for Uniform Magnetic Field Levitation  

E-print Network

Three new approaches to generating thrust in uniform magnetic fields are proposed. The first direction is based on employing Lorentz force acting on partial magnetically shielded 8-shaped loop with current in external magnetic field, whereby a net force rather than a torque origins. Another approach, called a Virtual Wire System, is based on creating a magnetic field having an energetic symmetry (a virtual wire), with further superposition of external field. The external field breaks the symmetry causing origination of a net force. Unlike a wire with current, having radial energetic symmetry, the symmetry of the Virtual Wire System is closer to an axial wire. The third approach refers to the first two. It is based on creation of developed surface system, comprising the elements of the first two types. The developed surface approach is a way to drastically increase a thrust-to-weight ratio. The conducted experiments have confirmed feasibility of the proposed approaches.

Mark Krinker; Alexander Bolonkin

2008-07-12

162

Direction of Optical Energy Flow in a Transverse Magnetic Field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this Letter, we report a theoretical and experimental study of the direction of optical energy flow in homogeneous media subject to a transverse magnetic field. For transparent media we verify experimentally for the first time the existence of magnetic deflection of circularly polarized light. In absorbing media the calculated directions of the Poynting vector and of a wave packet do not coincide. Experimentally we demonstrate that the Poynting vector result is not correct.

Rikken, G. L. J. A.; van Tiggelen, B. A.

1997-02-01

163

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

DOEpatents

The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater that the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles.

Goren, Yehuda (Mountain View, CA); Mahale, Narayan K. (The Woodlands, TX)

1996-01-01

164

Fast superconducting magnetic field switch  

DOEpatents

The superconducting magnetic switch or fast kicker magnet is employed with electron stream or a bunch of electrons to rapidly change the direction of flow of the electron stream or bunch of electrons. The apparatus employs a beam tube which is coated with a film of superconducting material. The tube is cooled to a temperature below the superconducting transition temperature and is subjected to a constant magnetic field which is produced by an external dc magnet. The magnetic field produced by the dc magnet is less than the critical field for the superconducting material, thus, creating a Meissner Effect condition. A controllable fast electromagnet is used to provide a magnetic field which supplements that of the dc magnet so that when the fast magnet is energized the combined magnetic field is now greater that the critical field and the superconducting material returns to its normal state allowing the magnetic field to penetrate the tube. This produces an internal field which effects the direction of motion and of the electron stream or electron bunch. The switch can also operate as a switching mechanism for charged particles. 6 figs.

Goren, Y.; Mahale, N.K.

1996-08-06

165

Vector-Type Transferred Hyperfine Field: the Case in CeB 6  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A transferred hyperfine field H thf1 of the type Mrf(r)/r which a Ce magnetic moment produces at 11B nuclei in CeB6 is proposed, in order to explain the angular dependence of the 11B resonance magnetic field in phase II of the compound. Here, M is the uniform component of the Ce magnetic moments induced by the applied field, and r is the position vector from a Ce site to a B site at which H thf1 is produced. A crystal deformation is suggested for this type of H thf1 to occur.

Kawakami, Masayuki

1998-04-01

166

[Magnetic fields and fish behavior].  

PubMed

In the review, contemporary data on the influence of natural and artificial magnetic fields on fish behavior are considered. In this regard, elasmobranchs and teleosts appear to be studied most exhaustively. Elasmobranchs and some teleosts are able to perceive magnetic fields via electroreceptors. A number of teleosts can sense magnetic fields via sensory cells containing crystals of biogenic magnetite. Laboratory experiments and field observations indicate the influence of magnetic fields on fish locomotor activity and spatial distribution. The geomagnetic field can be used by fish for navigation. Besides, artificial magnetic fields and natural fluctuations of the geomagnetic field can affect fish embryos leading to alterations in their development. It is suggested that, afterwards, these alterations can have an effect on fish behavior. PMID:25508098

2013-01-01

167

[Magnetic fields and fish behavior].  

PubMed

In the review, contemporary data on the influence of natural and artificial magnetic fields on fish behavior are considered. In this regard, elasmobranchs and teleosts appear to be studied most exhaustively. Elasmobranchs and some teleosts are able to perceive magnetic fields via electroreceptors. A number of teleosts can sense magnetic fields via sensory cells containing crystals of biogenic magnetite. Laboratory experiments and field observations indicate the influence of magnetic fields on fish locomotor activity and spatial distribution. The geomagnetic field can be used by fish for navigation. Besides, artificial magnetic fields and natural fluctuations of the geomagnetic field can affect fish embryos leading to alterations in their development. It is suggested that, afterwards, these alterations can have an effect on fish behavior. PMID:25438567

Krylov, V V; Iziumov, Iu G; Izvekov, E I; Nepomniashchikh, V A

2013-01-01

168

Exposure guidelines for magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

The powerful magnetic fields produced by a controlled fusion experiment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) necessitated the development of personnel-exposure guidelines for steady magnetic fields. A literature search and conversations with active researchers showed that it is currently possible to develop preliminary exposure guidelines for steady magnetic fields. An overview of the results of past research into the bioeffects of magnetic fields was compiled, along with a discussion of hazards that may be encountered by people with sickle-cell anemia or medical electronic and prosthetic implants. The LLNL steady magnetic-field exposure guidelines along with a review of developments concerning the safety of time-varying fields were also presented in this compilation. Guidelines developed elsewhere for time varying fields were also given. Further research is needed to develop exposure standards for both steady or time-varying fields.

Miller, G.

1987-12-01

169

Killing vector fields in three dimensions: a method to solve massive gravity field equations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Killing vector fields in three dimensions play an important role in the construction of the related spacetime geometry. In this work we show that when a three-dimensional geometry admits a Killing vector field then the Ricci tensor of the geometry is determined in terms of the Killing vector field and its scalars. In this way we can generate all products

Metin Gürses; Metin G

2010-01-01

170

Magnetic-field-dosimetry system  

DOEpatents

A device is provided for measuring the magnetic field dose and peak field exposure. The device includes three Hall-effect sensors all perpendicular to each other, sensing the three dimensional magnetic field and associated electronics for data storage, calculating, retrieving and display.

Lemon, D.K.; Skorpik, J.R.; Eick, J.L.

1981-01-21

171

Magnetic fields in massive stars  

E-print Network

Although indirect evidence for the presence of magnetic fields in high-mass stars is regularly reported in the literature, the detection of these fields remains an extremely challenging observational problem. We review the recent discoveries of magnetic fields in different types of massive stars and briefly discuss strategies for spectropolarimetric observations to be carried out in the future.

S. Hubrig

2007-03-09

172

Ionospheric magnetic fields at Venus and Mars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) and Venus Express(VEX) spacecraft have provided us a wealth of insitu observations of characteristics of induced magnetospheres of Mars and Venus at low altitudes during the periods of solar minimum. At such conditions the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) penetrates deeply inside the ionosphere while the solar wind is terminated at higher altitudes. We present the measurements made by MGS and VEX in the ionospheres of both planets which reveal similar features of the magnetization. The arising magnetic field pattern occurs strongly asymmetrical with respect to the direction of the cross-flow component of the IMF revealing either a sudden straightening of the field lines with a release of the magnetic field stresses or a sudden rotation of the magnetic field vector with a reversal of the sign of the cross-flow component. Such an asymmetrical response is observed at altitudes where the motion of ions and electrons is decoupled and collisional effects become important for generation of the electric currents Asymmetry in the field topology significantly modifies a plasma transport to the night side.

Dubinin, E.; Fraenz, M.; Zhang, T. L.; Woch, J.; Wei, Y.

2014-04-01

173

On the diagnostics of solar small scale magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The model of small scale magnetic fields was proposed. The fields are described by two distribution functions: for unsigned magnetic field and for field vectors directions. The distribution functions were used to derive expressions for elements of the line absorption matrix and to deduce function that characterizes mutual cancellation of magnetic fields. We received the solutions for polarized radiative transfer problem within 3D MHD model of the solar photosphere and determined Stokes profiles parameters for two magnetosensitive lines Fe I ? 525.0 nm and ? 524.7 nm. The Stokes profiles parameters of the lines were used for further test diagnostics of small scale magnetic fields. A regression approach to diagnostics of the magnetic fields was proposed. The correlation between theoretical and reproduced parameters of small scale magnetic fields is greater than 0.95.

Stodilka, M. I.

2015-02-01

174

Different Relative Orientation of Static and Alternative Magnetic Fields and Cress Roots Direction of Growth Changes Their Gravitropic Reaction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The following variants of roots location relatively to static and alternative components of magnetic field were studied. At first variant the static magnetic field was directed parallel to the gravitation vector, the alternative magnetic field was directed perpendicular to static one; roots were directed perpendicular to both two fields’ components and gravitation vector. At the variant the negative gravitropysm for cress roots was observed. At second variant the static magnetic field was directed parallel to the gravitation vector, the alternative magnetic field was directed perpendicular to static one; roots were directed parallel to alternative magnetic field. At third variant the alternative magnetic field was directed parallel to the gravitation vector, the static magnetic field was directed perpendicular to the gravitation vector, roots were directed perpendicular to both two fields components and gravitation vector; At forth variant the alternative magnetic field was directed parallel to the gravitation vector, the static magnetic field was directed perpendicular to the gravitation vector, roots were directed parallel to static magnetic field. In all cases studied the alternative magnetic field frequency was equal to Ca ions cyclotron frequency. In 2, 3 and 4 variants gravitropism was positive. But the gravitropic reaction speeds were different. In second and forth variants the gravitropic reaction speed in error limits coincided with the gravitropic reaction speed under Earth’s conditions. At third variant the gravitropic reaction speed was slowed essentially.

Sheykina, Nadiia; Bogatina, Nina

175

Ferrofilm in a magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A vertically draining thin ferrofilm under the influence of gravity and a nonuniform magnetic field is considered. It is observed experimentally that the presence of the magnetic field greatly alters the drainage of the film. A mathematical model is developed to describe the behavior. Experiments are conducted for multiple magnetic field configurations. The model is solved for two different sets of boundary conditions and results are compared to experiments. It is shown that the magnetic field structure, the concentration of magnetite in the solution, and the boundary conditions all have noticeable affects on the evolution of the thinning film. Good qualitative agreement between the model and the experiments is observed.

Back, Randy; Beckham, J. Regan

2012-10-01

176

Higher topological invariants of magnetic field lines: observational aspects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Topology of magnetic field lines is directly involved in magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) theorems and equations. Being an invariant of motion in ideal MHD conditions, the magnetic field-line topology is a natural obstacle to the relaxation of magnetic field into a current-free (potential) field and contrariwise limits a dynamo generation. Usage of these conservational laws and writing of numerical relations require a quantification of topology. One of the simplest existing measures of magnetic topology is the mutual magnetic helicity, that expresses the combined action of interaction and linkage between different magnetic field lines. For practical purposes there exists the revised concept of relative magnetic helicity, that allows to estimate the complexity of field-line topology in case of open volume, i.e. when magnetic lines cross the boundaries of given 3D region. At the same time this concept remains a simple interpretation of linkage number in terms of individual lines. Our point however is that magnetic helicity is far from being unique or comprehensive quantification of magnetic field-line topology. To improve the situation we introduce a set of higher invariants which extends the idea of relative helicity and provides a new means to describe the magnetic field-line topology. To practically study the possibility of implementation of higher topological invariants we reconstruct several moments of mutual helicity from observed solar vector magnetograms with extrapolated magnetic field above the photosphere and discuss to what extent such knowledge could be instructive for understanding of the solar magnetic field evolution.

Illarionov, Egor; Smirnov, Alexander; Georgoulis, Manolis K.; Sokoloff, Dmitry; Akhmet'ev, Peter

177

Visualizing Vector Fields Using Line Integral Convolution and Dye Advection  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We present local and global techniques to visualize three-dimensional vector field data. Using the Line Integral Convolution (LIC) method to image the global vector field, our new algorithm allows the user to introduce colored 'dye' into the vector field to highlight local flow features. A fast algorithm is proposed that quickly recomputes the dyed LIC images. In addition, we introduce volume rendering methods that can map the LIC texture on any contour surface and/or translucent region defined by additional scalar quantities, and can follow the advection of colored dye throughout the volume.

Shen, Han-Wei; Johnson, Christopher R.; Ma, Kwan-Liu

1996-01-01

178

Energy momentum flows for the massive vector field  

E-print Network

We present a causal trajectory interpretation for the massive vector field, based on the flows of rest energy and a conserved density defined using the time-like eigenvectors and eigenvalues of the stress-energy-momentum tensor. This work extends our previous work which used a similar procedure for the scalar field. The massive, spin-one, complex vector field is discussed in detail and solutions are classified using the Pauli-Lubanski spin vector. The flows of energy-momentum are illustrated in a simple example of standing waves in a plane.

George Horton; Chris Dewdney

2006-09-26

179

The Local Stellar Velocity Field via Vector Spherical Harmonics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We analyze the local field of stellar tangential velocities for a sample of 42,339 nonbinary Hipparcos stars with accurate parallaxes, using a vector spherical harmonic formalism. We derive simple relations between the parameters of the classical linear model (Ogorodnikov-Milne) of the local systemic field and low-degree terms of the general vector harmonic decomposition. Taking advantage of these relationships, we determine the solar velocity with respect to the local stars of (V(sub X), V(sub Y), V(sub Z)) (10.5, 18.5, 7.3) +/- 0.1 km s(exp -1) not corrected for the asymmetric drift with respect to the local standard of rest. If only stars more distant than 100 pc are considered, the peculiar solar motion is (V(sub X), V(sub Y), V(sub Z)) (9.9, 15.6, 6.9) +/- 0.2 km s(exp -1). The adverse effects of harmonic leakage, which occurs between the reflex solar motion represented by the three electric vector harmonics in the velocity space and higher degree harmonics in the proper-motion space, are eliminated in our analysis by direct subtraction of the reflex solar velocity in its tangential components for each star. The Oort parameters determined by a straightforward least-squares adjustment in vector spherical harmonics are A=14.0 +/- 1.4, B=13.1 +/- 1.2, K=1.1 +/- 1.8, and C=2.9 +/- 1.4 km s(exp -1) kpc(exp -1). The physical meaning and the implications of these parameters are discussed in the framework of a general linear model of the velocity field. We find a few statistically significant higher degree harmonic terms that do not correspond to any parameters in the classical linear model. One of them, a third-degree electric harmonic, is tentatively explained as the response to a negative linear gradient of rotation velocity with distance from the Galactic plane, which we estimate at approximately -20 km s(exp -1) kpc(exp -1). A similar vertical gradient of rotation velocity has been detected for more distant stars representing the thick disk (z greater than 1 kpc), but here we surmise its existence in the thin disk at z less than 200 pc. The most unexpected and unexplained term within the Ogorodnikov-Milne model is the first-degree magnetic harmonic, representing a rigid rotation of the stellar field about the axis -Y pointing opposite to the direction of rotation. This harmonic comes out with a statistically robust coefficient of 6.2 +/- 0.9 km s(exp -1) kpc(exp -1) and is also present in the velocity field of more distant stars. The ensuing upward vertical motion of stars in the general direction of the Galactic center and the downward motion in the anticenter direction are opposite to the vector field expected from the stationary Galactic warp model.

Markarov, V. V.; Murphy, D. W.

2007-01-01

180

Equatorial Pacific magnetic anomalies identified from vector aeromagnetic data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It has long been challenging to identify magnetic anomalies due to seafloor spreading in the equatorial Pacific. Here we show that Project Magnet vector aeromagnetic profiles from the equatorial Pacific record magnetic anomalies due to seafloor spreading much more clearly than do shipboard total intensity profiles. The anomalies are reliably recorded at wavelengths between ~20 and ~150 km in the vertical and east components, which have high coherence, differ in phase by ~90°, and resemble synthetic magnetic anomaly profiles. From an analysis of a single near-equatorial vector aeromagnetic profile we infer that the magnetic lineations strike ~8°-10° counter-clockwise of north and that magnetic anomaly 7 is located ~400 km further east than previously estimated. The newly estimated location of anomaly 6 is consistent with a tentative estimate by Wilson from a low-amplitude shipboard magnetic profile. Because the skewness of profiles over the seafloor formed near the paleoequator changes rapidly with paleolatitude and paleostrike, a skewness analysis of these data may provide useful bounds on the location of Pacific Plate paleomagnetic poles, and indicate that this seafloor has had little, if any, northward motion relative to the spin axis since it formed.

Horner-Johnson, Benjamin C.; Gordon, Richard G.

2003-11-01

181

Theory of fossil magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Theory of fossil magnetic field is based on the observations, analytical estimations and numerical simulations of magnetic flux evolution during star formation in the magnetized cores of molecular clouds. Basic goals, main features of the theory and manifestations of MHD effects in young stellar objects are discussed.

Dudorov, Alexander E.; Khaibrakhmanov, Sergey A.

2015-02-01

182

Cosmic Magnetic Fields - An Overview  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetic fields have been known in antiquity. Aristotle attributes the first of what could be called a scientific discussion on magnetism to Thales, who lived from about 625 BC. In China “magnetic carts” were in use to help the Emperor in his journeys of inspection. Plinius comments that in the Asia Minor province of Magnesia shepherds' staffs get at times “glued” to a stone, a alodestone. In Europe the magnetic compass came through the Arab sailors who met the Portuguese explorers. The first scientific treatise on magnetism, “De Magnete”, was published by William Gilbert who in 1600 described his experiments and suggested that the Earth was a huge magnet. Johannes Kepler was a correspondent of Gilbert and at times suggested that planetary motion was due to magnetic forces. Alas, this concept was demolished by Isaac Newton,who seeing the falling apple decided that gravity was enough. This concept of dealing with gravitational forces only remains en vogue even today. The explanations why magnetic effects must be neglected go from “magnetic energy is only 1% of gravitation” to “magnetic fields only complicate the beautiful computer solutions”. What is disregarded is the fact that magnetic effects are very directional(not omni-directional as gravity) and also the fact that magnetic fields are seen every where in our cosmic universe.

Wielebinski, Richard; Beck, Rainer

183

Rotating-frame gradient fields for magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear magnetic resonance in low fields  

DOEpatents

A system and method for Fourier encoding a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) signal is disclosed. A static magnetic field B.sub.0 is provided along a first direction. An NMR signal from the sample is Fourier encoded by applying a rotating-frame gradient field B.sub.G superimposed on the B.sub.0, where the B.sub.G comprises a vector component rotating in a plane perpendicular to the first direction at an angular frequency .omega.in a laboratory frame. The Fourier-encoded NMR signal is detected.

Bouchard, Louis-Serge; Pines, Alexander; Demas, Vasiliki

2014-01-21

184

Measurements of magnetic field alignment  

SciTech Connect

The procedure for installing Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) dipoles in their respective cryostats involves aligning the average direction of their field with the vertical to an accuracy of 0.5 mrad. The equipment developed for carrying on these measurements is described and the measurements performed on the first few prototypes SSC magnets are presented. The field angle as a function of position in these 16.6 m long magnets is a characteristic of the individual magnet with possible feedback information to its manufacturing procedure. A comparison of this vertical alignment characteristic with a magnetic field intensity (by NMR) characteristic for one of the prototypes is also presented. 5 refs., 7 figs.

Kuchnir, M.; Schmidt, E.E.

1987-11-06

185

CHAPTER 3. STRUCTURE OF MAGNETIC FIELDS 1 Structure of Magnetic  

E-print Network

CHAPTER 3. STRUCTURE OF MAGNETIC FIELDS 1 Chapter 3 Structure of Magnetic Fields Many of the most interesting plasmas are permeated by or imbedded in magnetic fields.1 As shown in Fig. 3.1, the magnetic field properties of magnetic fields in plasmas can be discussed without specifying a model for the plasma

Callen, James D.

186

Three axis vector magnet set-up for cryogenic scanning probe microscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We describe a three axis vector magnet system for cryogenic scanning probe microscopy measurements. We discuss the magnet support system and the power supply, consisting of a compact three way 100 A current source. We obtain tilted magnetic fields in all directions with maximum value of 5T along z-axis and of 1.2T for XY-plane magnetic fields. We describe a scanning tunneling microscopy-spectroscopy (STM-STS) set-up, operating in a dilution refrigerator, which includes a new high voltage ultralow noise piezodrive electronics and discuss the noise level due to vibrations. STM images and STS maps show atomic resolution and the tilted vortex lattice at 150 mK in the superconductor ?-Bi2Pd. We observe a strongly elongated hexagonal lattice, which corresponds to the projection of the tilted hexagonal vortex lattice on the surface. We also discuss Magnetic Force Microscopy images in a variable temperature insert.

Galvis, J. A.; Herrera, E.; Guillamón, I.; Azpeitia, J.; Luccas, R. F.; Munuera, C.; Cuenca, M.; Higuera, J. A.; Díaz, N.; Pazos, M.; García-Hernandez, M.; Buendía, A.; Vieira, S.; Suderow, H.

2015-01-01

187

Three axis vector magnet set-up for cryogenic scanning probe microscopy.  

PubMed

We describe a three axis vector magnet system for cryogenic scanning probe microscopy measurements. We discuss the magnet support system and the power supply, consisting of a compact three way 100 A current source. We obtain tilted magnetic fields in all directions with maximum value of 5T along z-axis and of 1.2T for XY-plane magnetic fields. We describe a scanning tunneling microscopy-spectroscopy (STM-STS) set-up, operating in a dilution refrigerator, which includes a new high voltage ultralow noise piezodrive electronics and discuss the noise level due to vibrations. STM images and STS maps show atomic resolution and the tilted vortex lattice at 150 mK in the superconductor ?-Bi2Pd. We observe a strongly elongated hexagonal lattice, which corresponds to the projection of the tilted hexagonal vortex lattice on the surface. We also discuss Magnetic Force Microscopy images in a variable temperature insert. PMID:25638089

Galvis, J A; Herrera, E; Guillamón, I; Azpeitia, J; Luccas, R F; Munuera, C; Cuenca, M; Higuera, J A; Díaz, N; Pazos, M; García-Hernandez, M; Buendía, A; Vieira, S; Suderow, H

2015-01-01

188

Magnetic Field Problem: Measuring Current  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A cross section of two circular wire loops carrying the exact same current is shown above (position given in centimeters and magnetic field given in milli-Tesla). You can click-drag to read the magnitude of the magnetic field.

Christian, Wolfgang; Belloni, Mario

2007-03-03

189

Studies of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

An estimate of the average magnetic field strength at the poles of the Sun from Mount Wilson measurements is made by comparing low latitude magnetic measurements in the same regions made near the center of the disk and near the limb. There is still some uncertainty because the orientation angle of the field lines in the meridional plane is unknown,

Robert Howard

1977-01-01

190

Magnetic Field Structure of Relativistic Jets in AGNs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present numerical relativistic magnetohydrodynamic and emission simulations aimed to study the role played by the magnetic field in the emission and dynamics of relativistic jets in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). We have considered relativistic overpressured jets carrying helical magnetic fields, analyzing the influence of the magnetization parameter and pitch angle of the magnetic field. The helical structure of the magnetic field leads to an asymmetry in the emission across the jet width, depending on the relative orientation of the line of sight and the pitch angle of the magnetic field, with the electric vector position angles (EVPA) oriented either paralel or penpendicular to the jet axis. We study the formation and evolution downstream of a strong plane perpendicular shock produced by an increase of the magnetization parameter at the jet inlet. EVPAs rotate from their initial oblique configuration to a perpendicular distribution as the shock evolves from conical to plane perpendicular.

Roca-Sogorb, M.; Perucho, M.; Gómez, J. L.; Martí, J. M.; Antón, L.; Aloy, M. A.; Agudo, I.

2008-06-01

191

Attenuated Vector Tomography -- An Approach to Image Flow Vector Fields with Doppler Ultrasonic Imaging  

SciTech Connect

The measurement of flow obtained using continuous wave Doppler ultrasound is formulated as a directional projection of a flow vector field. When a continuous ultrasound wave bounces against a flowing particle, a signal is backscattered. This signal obtains a Doppler frequency shift proportional to the speed of the particle along the ultrasound beam. This occurs for each particle along the beam, giving rise to a Doppler velocity spectrum. The first moment of the spectrum provides the directional projection of the flow along theultrasound beam. Signals reflected from points further away from the detector will have lower amplitude than signals reflected from points closer to the detector. The effect is very much akin to that modeled by the attenuated Radon transform in emission computed tomography.A least-squares method was adopted to reconstruct a 2D vector field from directional projection measurements. Attenuated projections of only the longitudinal projections of the vector field were simulated. The components of the vector field were reconstructed using the gradient algorithm to minimize a least-squares criterion. This result was compared with the reconstruction of longitudinal projections of the vector field without attenuation. Ifattenuation is known, the algorithm was able to accurately reconstruct both components of the full vector field from only one set of directional projection measurements. A better reconstruction was obtained with attenuation than without attenuation implying that attenuation provides important information for the reconstruction of flow vector fields.This confirms previous work where we showed that knowledge of the attenuation distribution helps in the reconstruction of MRI diffusion tensor fields from fewer than the required measurements. In the application of ultrasound the attenuation distribution is obtained with pulse wave transmission computed tomography and flow information is obtained with continuous wave Doppler.

Huang, Qiu; Peng, Qiyu; Huang, Bin; Cheryauka, Arvi; Gullberg, Grant T.

2008-05-15

192

Hopf-zero bifurcations of reversible vector fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study the dynamics of a class of reversible vector fields having eigenvalues (0,alphai,-alphai) around their symmetric equilibria. We give a complete list of all normal forms for such vector fields, their versal unfoldings, and the corresponding bifurcation diagrams of the codimensional-one case. We also obtain some important conclusions on the existence of homoclinic and heteroclinic orbits, invariant tori and

C. A. Buzzi; M. A. Teixeira; J. Yang

2001-01-01

193

Vector Field Visual Data Analysis Technologies for Petascale Computational Science  

SciTech Connect

State-of-the-art computational science simulations generate large-scale vector field data sets. Visualization and analysis is a key aspect of obtaining insight into these data sets and represents an important challenge. This article discusses possibilities and challenges of modern vector field visualization and focuses on methods and techniques developed in the SciDAC Visualization and Analytics Center for Enabling Technologies (VACET) and deployed in the open-source visualization tool, VisIt.

Garth, Christoph; Deines, Eduard; Joy, Kenneth I.; Bethel, E. Wes; Childs, Hank; Weber, Gunther; Ahern, Sean; Pugmire, Dave; Sanderson, Allen; Johnson, Chris

2009-11-13

194

Visualization of 3 Dimensional Seismic Vector Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Earthquake simulations produce vast amounts of surface and volumetric temporal data. We have implemented methods to visualize scalar and vector data that allows comprehension of the large amount of information. We leverage advances in graphics processors to draw oriented and textured geometry interactively. We have developed four glyphs to depict the underlying vector data: spheres, ellipsoids, lines, and voxels. The glyphs can be switched interactively and offer multiple visual representations where each glyph enhances different underlying property. Additionally, we have developed highlighting mechanisms to enhance comprehension of direction of vector data. For instance, a sphere would ordinarily not provide directional cues but with our method of highlight the sphere can indicate the direction. We have also developed interactively tunable methods to resolve occlusion of volumetric data. We present multimodal visual representations that provide an array of interactive and flexible visualization techniques to the scientists for scientific investigation through visualization. The visualization tool can be run on a laptop, desktop or virtual reality (VR) environment. We are leveraging one such state-of-the-art system called “StarCAVE”. The StarCAVE surrounds the user with seamless, immersive and stereoscopic virtual environment. This VR environment provides the capability to view the volumetric data from inside the volume in an immersive manner, which is similar to witnessing the earthquake event from inside earth from any vantage point. Interactive visualization of the Terashake simulation allows scientists to flexibly explore existing data intuitively. This is a crop of the Terashake simulation containing the San Andreas near San Bernadino. Color represents velocity magnitude, while direction is that of the displacement vector.

McQuinn, E.; Chourasia, A.; Minster, J. H.; Schulze, J.

2009-12-01

195

Cheng Weyl vector field and its cosmological application  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Weyl's idea on scale invariance was resurrected by Cheng in 1988. The requirement of local scale invariance leads to a completely new vector field, which we call the 'Cheng Weyl vector field'. The Cheng Weyl vector field couples only to a scalar field and the gravitational field naturally. It does not interact with other known matter in the standard model of particle physics. In the present work, the (generalized) Cheng Weyl vector field coupled with the scalar field and its cosmological application are investigated. A mixture of the scalar field and a so-called 'cosmic triad' of three mutually orthogonal Cheng Weyl vector fields is regarded as the dark energy in the universe. The cosmological evolution of this 'mixed' dark energy model is studied. We find that the effective equation-of-state parameter of the dark energy can cross the phantom divide wde = -1 in some cases; the first and second cosmological coincidence problems can be alleviated at the same time in this model.

Wei, Hao; Cai, Rong-Gen

2007-09-01

196

Robust Morse decompositions of piecewise constant vector fields.  

PubMed

In this paper, we introduce a new approach to computing a Morse decomposition of a vector field on a triangulated manifold surface. The basic idea is to convert the input vector field to a piecewise constant (PC) vector field, whose trajectories can be computed using simple geometric rules. To overcome the intrinsic difficulty in PC vector fields (in particular, discontinuity along mesh edges), we borrow results from the theory of differential inclusions. The input vector field and its PC variant have similar Morse decompositions. We introduce a robust and efficient algorithm to compute Morse decompositions of a PC vector field. Our approach provides subtriangle precision for Morse sets. In addition, we describe a Morse set classification framework which we use to color code the Morse sets in order to enhance the visualization. We demonstrate the benefits of our approach with three well-known simulation data sets, for which our method has produced Morse decompositions that are similar to or finer than those obtained using existing techniques, and is over an order of magnitude faster. PMID:21747131

Szymczak, Andrzej; Zhang, Eugene

2012-06-01

197

The Global Magnetic Field of Mars and Implications for Crustal Evolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, in nearly circular polar orbit with mean altitude of 400 km, obtained globally-distributed vector magnetic field measurements above the surface of Mars. Observations from March, 1999 through August, 2000 have been compiled to produce the first nearly complete global magnetic field maps of Mars. Mars crustal magnetization appears dichotomized, with intense magnetization mainly confined to

J. E. P. Connerney; M. H. Acuña; P. J. Wasilewski; G. Kletetschka; N. F. Ness; J. E. P. Connerney; B. Lin; D. L. Mitchell

2001-01-01

198

Solar magnetic fields and convection  

Microsoft Academic Search

The solar magnetic fields observed in active regions and their residues are thought to be parts of toroidal field systems renewed every 11-yr cycle from a poloidal field. The latter may be either a reversing (dynamo) field or a non-reversing, primordial field. The latter view was held for some 70 yr, but the apparent reversals of the polar-cap fields in

J. H. Piddington

1977-01-01

199

Photon Magnetic Moment and Vacuum Magnetization in an Asymptotically Large Magnetic Field  

E-print Network

We consider the effect of the photon radiative correction on the vacuum energy in a superstrong magnetic field. The notion of a photon anomalous magnetic moment is analyzed and its connection with the quasiparticle character of the electromagnetic radiation is established. In the infrared domain the magnetic moment turns out to be a vector with two orthogonal components in correspondence with the cylindrical symmetry imposed by the external field. The possibility of defining such quantity in the high energy limit is studied as well. Its existence suggests that the electromagnetic radiation is a source of magnetization to the whole vacuum and thus its electron-positron zero-point energy is slightly modified. The corresponding contribution to the vacuum magnetization density is determined by considering the individual contribution of each vacuum polarization eigenmode in the Euler-Heisenberg Lagrangian. A paramagnetic response is found in one of them, whereas the remaining ones are diamagnetic. Additional issues concerning the transverse pressures are analyzed.

Selym Villalba Chavez

2010-08-09

200

Project MAGNET high-level vector survey data reduction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Since 1951, the U.S. Navy, under its Project MAGNET program, has been continuously collecting vector aeromagnetic survey data to support the U.S. Defense Mapping Agency's world magnetic and charting program. During this forty-year period, a variety of survey platforms and instrumentation configurations have been used. The current Project MAGNET survey platform is a Navy Orion RP-3D aircraft which has been specially modified and specially equipped with a redundant suite of navigational positioning, attitude, and magnetic sensors. A review of the survey data collection procedures and calibration and editing techniques applied to the data generated by this suite of instrumentation will be presented. Among the topics covered will be the determination of its parameters from the low-level calibration maneuvers flown over geomagnetic observatories.

Coleman, Rachel J.

1992-06-01

201

Project MAGNET High-level Vector Survey Data Reduction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Since 1951, the U.S. Navy, under its Project MAGNET program, has been continuously collecting vector aeromagnetic survey data to support the U.S. Defense Mapping Agency's world magnetic and charting program. During this forty-year period, a variety of survey platforms and instrumentation configurations have been used. The current Project MAGNET survey platform is a Navy Orion RP-3D aircraft which has been specially modified and specially equipped with a redundant suite of navigational positioning, attitude, and magnetic sensors. A review of the survey data collection procedures and calibration and editing techniques applied to the data generated by this suite of instrumentation will be presented. Among the topics covered will be the determination of its parameters from the low-level calibration maneuvers flown over geomagnetic observatories.

Coleman, Rachel J.

1992-01-01

202

Vectorial calibration of 3D magnetic field sensor arrays  

Microsoft Academic Search

The vectorial calibration of magnetic field sensor arrays along three axes is presented. In this context, a distinction must be made between the calibration of alignment errors between the 3D sensors and the calibration of orthogonality errors between the three axes of a 3D sensor. Alignment errors within the sensor array are determined by using a homogeneous vector field generated

M. P. Lassahn; G. Trenkler

1995-01-01

203

Gauge Fields, Membranes, and Subdeterminant Vector Models  

SciTech Connect

We present a class of classically marginal N-vector models in d=4 and d=3 whose scalar potentials can be written as subdeterminants of symmetric matrices. The d=3 case can be thought of as a generalization of the scalar sector of the Bagger-Lambert-Gustavsson model. Using the Hubbard-Stratonovich transformation we calculate their effective potentials which exhibit intriguing large-N scaling behaviors. We comment on the possible relevance of our models to strings, membranes, and also to a class of novel spin systems that are based on ternary commutation relations.

Leigh, Robert G.; Mauri, Andrea; Minic, Djordje; Petkou, Anastasios C. [Department of Physics, University of Illinois, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Dipartimento di Fisica Teorica, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria, Milano 20133 (Italy); IPNAS, Department of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Crete, GR-71003, Heraklion (Greece)

2010-06-04

204

Single-point Inversion of the Coronal Magnetic Field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Fe XIII 10747 and 10798 Å lines observed in the solar corona are sensitive to the coronal magnetic field in such a way that, in principle, the full vector field at a point on the line of sight can be inferred from their combined polarization signals. This paper presents analytical inversion formulae for the field parameters and analyzes the uncertainty of magnetic field measurements made from such observations, assuming emission dominated by a single region along the line-of-sight. We consider the case of the current CoMP instrument as well as the future COSMO and ATST instruments. Uncertainties are estimated with a direct analytic inverse and with an MCMC algorithm. We find that (in effect) two components of the vector field can be recovered with CoMP, and well-recovered with COSMO or ATST, but that the third component can only be recovered when the solar magnetic field is strong and optimally oriented.

Plowman, Joseph; Casini, Roberto; Judge, Philip G.; Tomczyk, Steven

2014-06-01

205

Full vector spherical harmonic analysis of the Holocene geomagnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High-quality time-series paleomagnetic measurements have been used to derive spherical harmonic models of Earth's magnetic field for the past 2,000 years. A newly-developed data compilation, PSVMOD2.0 consists of time-series directional and intensity records that significantly improve the data quality and global distribution used to develop previous spherical harmonic models. PSVMOD2.0 consists of 185 paleomagnetic time series records from 85 global sites, including 30 full-vector records (inclination, declination and intensity). It includes data from additional sites in the Southern Hemisphere and Arctic and includes globally distributed sediment relative paleointensity records, significantly improving global coverage over previous models. PSVMOD2.0 records have been assessed in a series of 7 regional intercomparison studies, four in the Northern Hemisphere and 3 in the southern hemisphere. Comparisons on a regional basis have improved the quality and chronology of the data and allowed investigation of spatial coherence and the scale length associated with paleomagnetic secular variation (PSV) features. We have developed a modeling methodology based on nonlinear inversion of the PSVMOD2.0 directional and intensity records. Models of the geomagnetic field in 100-year snapshots have been derived for the past 2,000 with the ultimate goal of developing models spanning the past 8,000 years. We validate the models and the methodology by comparing with the GUFM1 historical models during the 400-year period of overlap. We find that the spatial distribution of sites and quality of data are sufficient to derive models that agree with GUFM1 in the large-scale characteristics of the field. We use the the models derived in this study to downward continue the field to the core-mantle boundary and examine characteristics of the large-scale structure of the magnetic field at the source region. The derived models are temporally consistent from one epoch to the next and exhibit many of the expected characteristics of the field over time (high-latitude flux lobes, South Atlantic reverse flux patch, north pole reverse or null flux region).

Richardson, Marcia

206

THEORY OF CHARGED VECTOR MESONS INTERACTING WITH THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is shown that starting from the usual canonical formalism for the ; electromagnetic interaction of a charged vector meson with arbitrary magnetic ; moment one is ied to a set of rules for Feynman diagrams, which appears to ; contain terms that are both infinite and noncovariant. These difficulties, ; however, can be circumvented by introducing a xi -limiting

T. D. Lee; C. N. Yang

1962-01-01

207

Evolution of Magnetic field inclination in a forming penumbra  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As a sunspot penumbra forms, the magnetic field vector at the outer boundary of the protospot undergoes a transformation. We study the changes of the magnetic field vector at this boundary as a penumbral segment forms. We analyze a set of spectropolarimetric maps covering 2 hr during the formation of a sunspot in NOAA 11024. The data were recorded with the GFPI instrument attached to the German VTT. We observe a stationary umbra/quiet Sun boundary, where the magnetic field becomes more horizontal with time. The magnetic field inclination increases by 5°, reaching a maximum value of about 59°. The maximum inclination coincides with the onset of filament formation. In time, the penumbra filaments become longer and the penumbral bright grains protrude into the umbra, where the magnetic field is stronger and more vertical. Consequently, we observe a decrease in the magnetic field inclination at the boundary as the penumbra grows. In summary, in order to initiate the formation of the penumbra, the magnetic field at the umbral (protospot) boundary becomes more inclined. As the penumbra grows, the umbra/penumbra boundary migrates inwards, and at this boundary the magnetic field turns more vertical again, while it remains inclined in the outer penumbra.

Jur?ák, Jan; Bello González, Nazaret; Schlichenmaier, Rolf; Rezaei, Reza

2014-10-01

208

Evolution of magnetic field inclination in a forming penumbra  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As a sunspot penumbra forms, the magnetic field vector at the outer boundary of the protospot undergoes a transformation. We study the changes of the magnetic field vector at this boundary as a penumbral segment forms. We analyze a set of spectropolarimetric maps covering 2 hr during the formation of a sunspot in NOAA 11024. The data were recorded with the GFPI instrument attached to the German VTT. We observe a stationary umbra/quiet Sun boundary, where the magnetic field becomes more horizontal with time. The magnetic field inclination increases by 5°, reaching a maximum value of about 59°. The maximum inclination coincides with the onset of filament formation. In time, the penumbra filaments become longer and the penumbral bright grains protrude into the umbra, where the magnetic field is stronger and more vertical. Consequently, we observe a decrease in the magnetic field inclination at the boundary as the penumbra grows. In summary, in order to initiate the formation of the penumbra, the magnetic field at the umbral (protospot) boundary becomes more inclined. As the penumbra grows, the umbra/penumbra boundary migrates inwards, and at this boundary the magnetic field turns more vertical again, while it remains inclined in the outer penumbra.

Jur?ák, Jan; Bello González, Nazaret; Schlichenmaier, Rolf; Rezaei, Reza

2014-12-01

209

Thermometers in Low Magnetic Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this article the effect of low amplitude DC magnetic fields on different types of thermometers is discussed. By means of a precision water-cooled electromagnet, the effect of a magnetic field on platinum resistance thermometers, thermistors, and type T, J, and K thermocouples was investigated, while thermometers were thermally stabilized in thermostatic baths. Four different baths were used for temperatures from 77 K (-196 °C) to 353 K (80 °C): liquid nitrogen bath (nitrogen boiling point at atmospheric pressure), ice-point bath, room-temperature air bath, and hot-water bath. The generated DC magnetic field of high relative precision (2 × 10-4 at 1 T, 4 × 10-5 short-term stability) and high relative uniformity (2 × 10-5 over 1 cm2, 10 mm gap) had a magnetic flux density of 1 T in the center of the gap between the magnet pole caps. The results indicate a magnetic effect of up to 100 mK due to a 1 T magnetic field for the types of thermocouples composed of ferromagnetic materials (Fe, Cr, Ni). For platinum resistance thermometers, thermistors, and non-magnetic type T thermocouples, the detected magnetic effect was weaker, i.e., under 10 mK.

Geršak, G.; Beguš, S.

2010-09-01

210

Low-Magnetic-Field Magnetars  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is now widely accepted that soft gamma repeaters and anomalous X-ray pulsars are the observational manifestations of magnetars, i.e. sources powered by their own magnetic energy. This view was supported by the fact that these "magnetar candidates" exhibited, without exception, a surface dipole magnetic field (as inferred from the spin-down rate) in excess of the electron critical field (? 4.4×1013 G). The recent discovery of fully qualified magnetars, SGR 0418+5729 and Swift J1822.3-1606, with dipole magnetic field well in the range of ordinary radio pulsars posed a challenge to the standard picture, showing that a very strong field is not necessary for the onset of magnetar activity (chiefly bursts and outbursts). Here we summarize the observational status of the low-magnetic-field magnetars and discuss their properties in the context of the mainstream magnetar model and its main alternatives.

Turolla, Roberto; Esposito, Paolo

2013-11-01

211

Resonant magnetic fields from inflation  

SciTech Connect

We propose a novel scenario to generate primordial magnetic fields during inflation induced by an oscillating coupling of the electromagnetic field to the inflaton. This resonant mechanism has two key advantages over previous proposals. First of all, it generates a narrow band of magnetic fields at any required wavelength, thereby allaying the usual problem of a strongly blue spectrum and its associated backreaction. Secondly, it avoids the need for a strong coupling as the coupling is oscillating rather than growing or decaying exponentially. Despite these major advantages, we find that the backreaction is still far too large during inflation if the generated magnetic fields are required to have a strength of O(10{sup ?15} Gauss) today on observationally interesting scales. We provide a more general no-go argument, proving that this problem will apply to any model in which the magnetic fields are generated on subhorizon scales and freeze after horizon crossing.

Byrnes, Christian T. [CERN, PH-TH Division, CH-1211, Genève 23 (Switzerland); Hollenstein, Lukas; Jain, Rajeev Kumar [Département de Physique Théorique and Center for Astroparticle Physics, Université de Genève, 24, Quai Ernest Ansermet, CH-1211 Genève 4 (Switzerland); Urban, Federico R., E-mail: cbyrnes@cern.ch, E-mail: lukas.hollenstein@unige.ch, E-mail: rajeev.jain@unige.ch, E-mail: urban@phas.ubc.ca [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, 6224 Agricultural Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1 (Canada)

2012-03-01

212

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of time-varying magnetic fields from therapeutic devices  

PubMed Central

While magnetic resonance imaging of static magnetic fields generated by external probes has been previously demonstrated, there is an unmet need to image time-varying magnetic fields, such as those generated by transcranial magnetic stimulators or radiofrequency hyperthermia probes. A method to image such time-varying magnetic fields is introduced in this work. This article presents the theory behind the method and provides proof of concept by imaging time-varying magnetic fields generated by a figure-eight coil inside simple phantoms over a range of frequencies and intensities, using a 7T small animal MRI scanner. The method is able to reconstruct the three-dimensional components of the oscillating magnetic field vector. PMID:23355446

Hernandez-Garcia, Luis; Bhatia, Vivek; Prem-Kumar, Krishan; Ulfarsson, Magnus

2013-01-01

213

condensate in constant magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

We solve the Dirac equation in the presence of a constant magnetic field in (3+1) and (2+1) dimensions. Quantizing the fermion field, we calculate the condensate from first principles for parity conserving and violating Lagrangians for arbitrary field strength. We make a comparison with the results already known in the literature for some particular cases and point out the relevance

M. de J Anguiano-Galicia; A. Bashir; A. Raya

2007-01-01

214

Investigating Magnetic Force Fields  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this classroom activity, the students will investigate the magnetic pull of a bar magnet at varying distances with the use of paper clips. Students will hypothesize, conduct the experiment, collect the data, and draw conclusions that support their data. Each student will record the experiment and their findings in their science journals. As a class, students will compare each groups' data and their interpretation of the results.

Daryl ("Tish") Monjeau, Bancroft Elementary School, Minneapolis, MN

2012-03-18

215

Preface: Cosmic magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent advances in observations and modeling have opened new perspectives for the understanding of fundamental dynamical processes of cosmic magnetism, and associated magnetic activity on the Sun, stars and galaxies. The goal of the Special Issue is to discuss the progress in solar physics and astrophysics, similarities and differences in phenomenology and physics of magnetic phenomena on the Sun and other stars. Space observatories, ground-based telescopes, and new observational methods have provided tremendous amount of data that need to be analyzed and understood. The solar observations discovered multi-scale organization of solar activity, dramatically changing current paradigms of solar variability. On the other side, stellar observations discovered new regimes of dynamics and magnetism that are different from the corresponding solar phenomena, but described by the same physics. Stars represent an astrophysical laboratory for studying the dynamical, magnetic and radiation processes across a broad range of stellar masses and ages. These studies allow us to look at the origin and evolution of our Sun, whereas detailed investigations of the solar magnetism give us a fundamental basis for interpretation and understanding of unresolved stellar data.

Kosovichev, Alexander

2015-02-01

216

Measurement and modelling of magnetic properties of soft magnetic composite material under 2D vector magnetisations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the measurement and modelling of magnetic properties of SOMALOYTM 500, a soft magnetic composite (SMC) material, under different 2D vector magnetisations, such as alternating along one direction, circularly and elliptically rotating in a 2D plane. By using a 2D magnetic property tester, the B–H curves and core losses of the SMC material have been measured with different

Y. G. Guo; J. G. Zhu; J. J. Zhong

2006-01-01

217

Varying focal fields with asymmetric-sector-shaped vector beams  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We theoretically and experimentally investigate the focusing properties of asymmetric-sector-shaped vector beams with localized linear polarization. Simulation results show that the shape-only modulation of the vector beam allows one to simultaneously change the intensity, phase, polarization, as well as spin angular momentum distributions of the focused field. Experimentally, we generate asymmetric-sector-shaped vector beams and study its intensity distributions and the polarization characteristics at the focal plane, which are in good agreements with the numerical simulations. The presented approach enriches the methods for focus engineering and inspires the manipulation of the angular momentum of light, which would be useful for optical manipulation.

Pan, Yang; Gu, Bing; Xu, Danfeng; Zhan, Qiwen; Cui, Yiping

2015-01-01

218

VECTUM. Irregular 2D Velocity Vector Field Plotting Package  

SciTech Connect

VECTUM is a NCAR Graphics based package, for generating a plot of an irregular 2D velocity vector field. The program reads an ASCII database of x, y, u, v, data pairs and produces a plot in Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) format. The program also uses an ASCII parameter file for controlling annotation details such as the plot title, arrowhead style, scale of vectors, windowing, etc. Simple geometry (i.e. lines, arcs, splines) can be defined to be included with the velocity vectors. NCAR Graphics drivers can be used to display the CGM file into PostScript, HPGL, HDF, etc, output.

McClurg, F.R.; Mousseau, V.A. [Idaho National Engineering Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

1992-05-04

219

Generation of magnetic fields in Einstein-aether gravity  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently the lower bounds of the intergalactic magnetic fields 10-16˜10-20G are set by gamma-ray observations while it is unlikely to generate such large scale magnetic fields through astrophysical processes. It is known that large scale magnetic fields could be generated if there exist cosmological vector-mode perturbations in the primordial plasma. The vector mode, however, has only a decaying solution in general relativity if the plasma consists of perfect fluids. In order to investigate a possible mechanism of magnetogenesis in the primordial plasma, here we consider cosmological perturbations in the Einstein-aether gravity model, in which the aether field can act as a new source of vector metric perturbations. The vector metric perturbations induce the velocity difference between baryons and photons which then generate magnetic fields. This velocity difference arises from effects at the second order in the tight-coupling approximation. We estimate the angular power spectra of temperature and B-mode polarization of the cosmic microwave background anisotropies in this model and put a rough constraint on the aether field parameters from latest observations. We then estimate the power spectrum of associated magnetic fields around the recombination epoch within this limit. It is found that the spectrum has a characteristic peak at k=0.1hMpc-1, and at that scale the amplitude can be as large as B˜10-22G where the upper bound comes from cosmic microwave background temperature anisotropies. The magnetic fields with this amplitude can be seeds of large scale magnetic fields observed today if the sufficient dynamo mechanism takes place. Analytic interpretation for the power spectra is also given.

Saga, Shohei; Shiraishi, Maresuke; Ichiki, Kiyotomo; Sugiyama, Naoshi

2013-05-01

220

Cosmological perturbations: Vorticity, isocurvature and magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, I review some recent, interlinked, work undertaken using cosmological perturbation theory — a powerful technique for modeling inhomogeneities in the universe. The common theme which underpins these pieces of work is the presence of nonadiabatic pressure, or entropy, perturbations. After a brief introduction covering the standard techniques of describing inhomogeneities in both Newtonian and relativistic cosmology, I discuss the generation of vorticity. As in classical fluid mechanics, vorticity is not present in linearized perturbation theory (unless included as an initial condition). Allowing for entropy perturbations, and working to second order in perturbation theory, I show that vorticity is generated, even in the absence of vector perturbations, by purely scalar perturbations, the source term being quadratic in the gradients of first order energy density and isocurvature, or nonadiabatic pressure perturbations. This generalizes Crocco's theorem to a cosmological setting. I then introduce isocurvature perturbations in different models, focusing on the entropy perturbation in standard, concordance cosmology, and in inflationary models involving two scalar fields. As the final topic, I investigate magnetic fields, which are a potential observational consequence of vorticity in the early universe. I briefly review some recent work on including magnetic fields in perturbation theory in a consistent way. I show, using solely analytical techniques, that magnetic fields can be generated by higher order perturbations, albeit too small to provide the entire primordial seed field, in agreement with some numerical studies. I close this paper with a summary and some potential extensions of this work.

Christopherson, Adam J.

2014-10-01

221

The magnetic field of Canopus  

Microsoft Academic Search

Zeeman spectrograms taken at the ESO in 1978 for Canopus (F0 Ib-II) confirm the presence of the weak magnetic field detected by Schermann (1977) and Rakosch et al. (1977), and a new period of 6.90 days for the Canopus magnetic field variation is proposed. It is noted that with the MSHIFT-technique (Weiss et al., 1978) the plate-mean Zeeman shifts can

W. W. Weiss

1986-01-01

222

Solar magnetic fields and convection  

Microsoft Academic Search

The flux-rope model of solar magnetic fields is developed further by the use of a variety of observational results.(i)It is confirmed that magnetic fields emerging to form active regions are already in the form of helically twisted flux ropes.(ii)A flux rope is not a homogeneous structure but is made up of hundreds or thousands of flux fibres. These are individually

J. H. Piddington

1976-01-01

223

The scientific case for magnetic field satellites  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

To make full use of modern magnetic data and the paleomagnetic record, we must greatly improve our understanding of how the geodynamo system works. It is clearly nonlinear, probably chaotic, and its dimensionless parameters cannot yet be reproduced on a laboratory scale. It is accessible only to theory and to measurements made at and above the earth's surface. These measurements include essentially all geophysical types. Gravity and seismology give evidence for undulations in the core-mantle boundary (CMB) and for temperature variations in the lower mantle which can affect core convection and hence the dynamo. VLBI measurements of the variations in the Chandler wobble and length of day are affected by, among other things, the electromagnetic and mechanical transfer of angular momentum across the CMB. Finally, measurements of the vector magnetic field, its intensity, or its direction, give the most direct access to the core dynamo and the electrical conductivity of the lower mantle. The 120 gauss coefficients of degrees up to 10 probably come from the core, with only modest interference by mantle conductivity and crustal magnetization. By contrast, only three angular accelerations enter the problem of angular momentum transfer across the CMB. Satellite measurements of the vector magnetic field are uniquely able to provide the spatial coverage required for extrapolation to the CMB, and to isolate and measure certain magnetic signals which to the student of the geodynamo represent noise, but which are of great interest elsewhere in geophysics. Here, these claims are justified and the mission parameters likely to be scientifically most useful for observing the geodynamo system are described.

Backus, George E. (editor); Benton, Edward R.; Harrison, Christopher G. A.; Heirtzler, James R.

1987-01-01

224

Magnetic field induced dynamical chaos  

SciTech Connect

In this article, we have studied the dynamics of a particle having charge in the presence of a magnetic field. The motion of the particle is confined in the x–y plane under a two dimensional nonlinear potential. We have shown that constant magnetic field induced dynamical chaos is possible even for a force which is derived from a simple potential. For a given strength of the magnetic field, initial position, and velocity of the particle, the dynamics may be regular, but it may become chaotic when the field is time dependent. Chaotic dynamics is very often if the field is time dependent. Origin of chaos has been explored using the Hamiltonian function of the dynamics in terms of action and angle variables. Applicability of the present study has been discussed with a few examples.

Ray, Somrita; Baura, Alendu; Bag, Bidhan Chandra, E-mail: bidhanchandra.bag@visva-bharati.ac.in [Department of Chemistry, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan 731 235 (India)

2013-12-15

225

Deep-sea Vector Magnetic Anomalies over the Bayonnaise Knoll Caldera (Izu-Ogasawara Arc) (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Bayonnaise Knoll caldera is located on the eastern margin of the backarc rift zone of the Izu-Ogasawara island arc. The caldera rim is ~3 km in diameter and 100-200 m high from the caldera floor 840-920 m deep. A large active hydrothermal field associated with sulfide deposit, called the Hakurei site, has been found at the foot of the southeastern caldera wall. We conducted deep-sea magnetic measurements using autonomous underwater vehicles to map ~75 % of an area 3 km by 4 km in the caldera. The magnetic vector field data were collected at 40-150 m altitude along the survey lines spaced 80-200 m apart. We improved the conventional correction method applied for removing the effect of vehicle magnetization, which greatly enhanced the precision of the resulting vector anomalies and allowed us to use the vector anomaly instead of the total intensity anomaly for inversion analysis. The magnetization distribution obtained using the vector anomaly was significantly different from the one obtained using the total intensity anomaly, especially in areas where the survey tracks were widely spaced. The aliasing effect appears in areas of sparse data distribution, and the magnetic field is more correctly calculated from the vector anomaly than the total intensity anomaly. The magnetization distribution in the caldera has two major features: a ~1.5-km wide belt of high magnetization, trending NNW-SSE through the caldera, and a clear low magnetization zone, ~300 m x ~500 m wide, extending over the Hakurei site. The high magnetization belt is considered to reflect basaltic volcanism associated with the backarc rifting that occurred after the formation of the Bayonnaise Knoll. The low magnetization zone is interpreted as the alteration zone resulting from the hydrothermal activity. Several zones of localized high magnetization are recognized within the high magnetization belt, some of them in the caldera wall adjacent to the low magnetization zone of the Hakurei site. We speculate that intensive magma intrusion occurred beneath the caldera wall and has provided the heat to generate hydrothermal fluid, which has been spouting out through the caldera wall faults. The surface expression of the vent field extends beyond the alteration zone inferred from the magnetization distribution, spreading upwards in the caldera wall. High-resolution topography around the Hakurei site indicates that the hydrothermal vents are generally distributed over a landform of slope failure. These observations would imply that hydrothermal fluid rising up in the up-flow zone moves laterally as well when it comes near the seafloor, probably along numerous fractures and fissures in the caldera wall. The distribution of pre-existing faults and fractures may rather control the fluid flow pathways in the shallow part and condition the surface extent of the vent field.

Honsho, C.; Ura, T.; Kim, K.

2013-12-01

226

On the relation between photospheric flow fields and the magnetic field distribution on the solar surface  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Using the technique of local correlation tracking on a 28 minute time sequence of white-light images of solar granulation, the horizontal flow field on the solar surface is measured. The time series was obtained by the Solar Optical Universal Polarimeter (SOUP) on Spacelab 2 (Space Shuttle flight 51-F) and is free from atmospheric blurring and distortion. The SOUP flow fields have been compared with carefully aligned magnetograms taken over a nine hour period at the Big Bear Solar Observatory before, during, and after the SOUP images. The flow field and the magnetic field agree in considerable detail: vectors which define the flow of the white-light intensity pattern (granulation) point toward magnetic field regions, magnetic fields surround flow cells, and magnetic features move along the flow arrows. The projected locations of free particles ('corks') in the measured flow field congregate at the same locations where the magnetic field is observed.

Simon, George W.; Title, A. M.; Topka, K. P.; Tarbell, T. D.; Shine, R. A.

1988-01-01

227

Introduction to power-frequency electric and magnetic fields.  

PubMed Central

This paper introduces the reader to electric and magnetic fields, particularly those fields produced by electric power systems and other sources using frequencies in the power-frequency range. Electric fields are produced by electric charges; a magnetic field also is produced if these charges are in motion. Electric fields exert forces on other charges; if in motion, these charges will experience magnetic forces. Power-frequency electric and magnetic fields induce electric currents in conducting bodies such as living organisms. The current density vector is used to describe the distribution of current within a body. The surface of the human body is an excellent shield for power-frequency electric fields, but power-frequency magnetic fields penetrate without significant attenuation; the electric fields induced inside the body by either exposure are comparable in magnitude. Electric fields induced inside a human by most environmental electric and magnetic fields appear to be small in magnitude compared to levels naturally occurring in living tissues. Detection of such fields thus would seem to require the existence of unknown biological mechanisms. Complete characterization of a power-frequency field requires measurement of the magnitudes and electrical phases of the fundamental and harmonic amplitudes of its three vector components. Most available instrumentation measures only a small subset, or some weighted average, of these quantities. Hand-held survey meters have been used widely to measure power-frequency electric and magnetic fields. Automated data-acquisition systems have come into use more recently to make electric- and magnetic-field recordings, covering periods of hours to days, in residences and other environments.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8206045

Kaune, W T

1993-01-01

228

Magnetically-Responsive Nanoparticles for Vectored Delivery of Cancer Therapeutics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We propose that physical targeting of therapeutics to tumors using magnetically-responsive nanoparticles (MNPs) will enhance intratumoral drug levels compared to free drugs in an effort to overcome tumor resistance. We evaluated the feasibility of magnetic enhancement of tumor extravasation of systemically-administered MNPs in human xenografts implanted in the mammary fatpads of nude mice. Mice with orthotopic tumors were injected systemically with MNPs, with a focused magnetic field juxtaposed over the tumor. Magnetic resonance imaging and scanning electron microscopy both indicated successful tumor localization of MNPs. Next, MNPs were modified with poly-ethylene-glycol (PEG) and their clearance compared by estimating signal attenuation in liver due to iron accumulation. The results suggested that PEG substitution could retard the rate of MNP plasma clearance, which may allow greater magnetically-enhanced tumor localization. We propose that this technology is clinically scalable to many types of both superficial as well as some viscerable tumors with existing magnetic technology.

Klostergaard, Jim; Bankson, James; Woodward, Wendy; Gibson, Don; Seeney, Charles

2010-12-01

229

Magnetic field of Jupiter: A generalized inverse approach  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The estimation of planetary magnetic fields from observations of the magnetic field gathered along a spacecraft flyby trajectory is examined with the aid of generalized inverse techniques, with application to the internal magnetic field of Jupiter. Model nonuniqueness resulting from the limited spatial extent of the observations and noise on the data is explored and quantitative estimates of the model parameter resolution are found. The presence of a substantial magnetic field of external origin due to the currents flowing in the Jovian magnetodisc is found to be an important source of error in estimates of the internal Jovian field, and new models explicitly incorporating these currents are proposed. New internal field models are derived using the vector helium magnetometer observations and the high field fluxgate observations of Pioneer 11, and knowledge of the external current system gained from the Pioneer 10 and Voyagers 1 and 2 encounters.

Connerney, J. E. P.

1981-01-01

230

Magnetic fields in protoplanetary disks  

E-print Network

Magnetic fields likely play a key role in the dynamics and evolution of protoplanetary discs. They have the potential to efficiently transport angular momentum by MHD turbulence or via the magnetocentrifugal acceleration of outflows from the disk surface, and magnetically-driven mixing has implications for disk chemistry and evolution of the grain population. However, the weak ionisation of protoplanetary discs means that magnetic fields may not be able to effectively couple to the matter. I present calculations of the ionisation equilibrium and magnetic diffusivity as a function of height from the disk midplane at radii of 1 and 5 AU. Dust grains tend to suppress magnetic coupling by soaking up electrons and ions from the gas phase and reducing the conductivity of the gas by many orders of magnitude. However, once grains have grown to a few microns in size their effect starts to wane and magnetic fields can begin to couple to the gas even at the disk midplane. Because ions are generally decoupled from the magnetic field by neutral collisions while electrons are not, the Hall effect tends to dominate the diffusion of the magnetic field when it is able to partially couple to the gas. For a standard population of 0.1 micron grains the active surface layers have a combined column of about 2 g/cm^2 at 1 AU; by the time grains have aggregated to 3 microns the active surface density is 80 g/cm^2. In the absence of grains, x-rays maintain magnetic coupling to 10% of the disk material at 1 AU (150 g/cm^2). At 5 AU the entire disk thickness becomes active once grains have aggregated to 1 micron in size.

Mark Wardle

2007-04-07

231

Complex magnetic fields in an active region  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High-resolution observations of the full Stokes vector in Fe\\sc i spectral lines around 5250 Angstroms obtained at the Swedish Vacuum Solar Telescope on La Palma with the ZIMPOL I Stokes polarimeter in a complex active region reveal the presence of anomalously shaped Stokes profiles indicating the coexistence of at least two magnetic components within the same spatial resolution element. These Stokes profiles have been analyzed with an inversion code based on a 3-component atmospheric model with two magnetic and one field-free component. The fits to the observations in a magnetic region that resembles a small penumbra reveal the presence of a horizontal magnetic field component with an average field strength of /line{B}=840 G, a mean filling factor of /line?=0.12, and an average temperature /line{T}=5400 K at log {tau_ {5000}}=-1.5 embedded in the main ``penumbral'' magnetic field that has /line{B}=1500 G, /line?=0.56, and /line{T}=4900 K. The horizontal component exhibits a mean outflow of 2.7 km s(-1) which is mainly due to the Evershed flow. In a region where there are strong downflows up to 7 km s(-1) , we infer the possible presence of a shock front whose height changes along the slit. The height variation can be explained by a change of the gas pressure at the base of the photosphere below the shock front as proposed by Thomas & Montesinos (1991). Small plages with field strengths below 900 G have been observed in the vicinity of some pores. Finally, we present a puzzling field structure at the boundary between two adjacent pores. Ambiguous results suggest that although the inversion code is able to successfully invert even very complex Stokes profiles, we are far from a complete description of the field structure in complex magnetic regions. We warn that magnetograms and fits to data involving only a single magnetic component may hide the true complexity of the magnetic structure in at least some parts of active regions.

Bernasconi, P. N.; Keller, C. U.; Solanki, S. K.; Stenflo, J. O.

1998-01-01

232

On hyperbolicity violations in cosmological models with vector fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cosmological models with vector fields received much attention in recent years. Unfortunately, most of them are plagued with severe instabilities or other problems. In particular, it was noted in ref. [1] that the models with a non-linear function of the Maxwellian kinetic term do always imply violations of hyperbolicity somewhere in the phase space. In this work we make this statement more precise in several respects and show that those violations may not be present around spatially homogeneous configurations of the vector field.

Golovnev, Alexey; Klementev, Aleksandr

2014-02-01

233

Chromospheric magnetic fields of an active region filament  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Vector magnetic fields of an active region filament are co-spatially and co-temporally mapped in photosphere and upper chromosphere, by using spectro-polarimetric observations made by Tenerife Infrared Polarimeter (TIP II) at the German Vacuum Tower Telescope (VTT). A Zeeman-based ME inversion is performed on the full Stokes vectors of both the photospheric Si I 1082.7 nm and the chromospheric He I 1083.0 nm lines. We found that the strong magnetic fields, with the field strength of 600 - 800 G in the He I line formation height, are not uncommon among AR filaments. But such strong magnetic field is not always found in AR filaments.

Xu, Z.; Solanki, S.; Lagg, A.

2012-06-01

234

Smallscale Solar Magnetic Fields - an Overview  

Microsoft Academic Search

An overview is given of the observational and the theoretical methods used to investigate solar magnetic fields. It includes an introduction to the Stokes parameters, their radiative transfer in the presence of a magnetic field, and empirical techniques used to measure various properties of solar magnetic features, such as the strength and direction of the magnetic field, magnetic flux, temperature,

Sami K. Solanki

1993-01-01

235

Preparation and characterization of magnetic gene vectors for targeting gene delivery  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The PEI-CMD-MNPs were successfully prepared by the surface modification of magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles with carboxymethyl dextran (CMD) and polyethyleneimine (PEI). The PEI-CMD-MNPs polyplexes exhibited a typical superparamagnetic behavior and were well stable over the entire range of pH and NaCl concentration. These PEI-CMD-MNPs were used as magnetic gene vectors for targeting gene delivery. The prepared MNPs at different surface modification stages were characterized using Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), field emissions canning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and dynamic laser light scattering (DLS) analysis. The magnetic properties were studied by vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM). To evaluate the performance of the magnetic nanoparticles as gene transfer vector, the PEI-CMD-MNPs were used to delivery green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene into BHK21 cells. The expression of GFP gene was detected by fluorescence microscope. DNA-PEI-CMD-MNPs polyplexes absorbed by the cells were also monitored by Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The transfection efficiency and gene expression efficiency of that transfected with a magnet were much higher than that of standard transfection.

Zheng, S. W.; Liu, G.; Hong, R. Y.; Li, H. Z.; Li, Y. G.; Wei, D. G.

2012-10-01

236

Vector field statistical analysis of kinematic and force trajectories.  

PubMed

When investigating the dynamics of three-dimensional multi-body biomechanical systems it is often difficult to derive spatiotemporally directed predictions regarding experimentally induced effects. A paradigm of 'non-directed' hypothesis testing has emerged in the literature as a result. Non-directed analyses typically consist of ad hoc scalar extraction, an approach which substantially simplifies the original, highly multivariate datasets (many time points, many vector components). This paper describes a commensurately multivariate method as an alternative to scalar extraction. The method, called 'statistical parametric mapping' (SPM), uses random field theory to objectively identify field regions which co-vary significantly with the experimental design. We compared SPM to scalar extraction by re-analyzing three publicly available datasets: 3D knee kinematics, a ten-muscle force system, and 3D ground reaction forces. Scalar extraction was found to bias the analyses of all three datasets by failing to consider sufficient portions of the dataset, and/or by failing to consider covariance amongst vector components. SPM overcame both problems by conducting hypothesis testing at the (massively multivariate) vector trajectory level, with random field corrections simultaneously accounting for temporal correlation and vector covariance. While SPM has been widely demonstrated to be effective for analyzing 3D scalar fields, the current results are the first to demonstrate its effectiveness for 1D vector field analysis. It was concluded that SPM offers a generalized, statistically comprehensive solution to scalar extraction's over-simplification of vector trajectories, thereby making it useful for objectively guiding analyses of complex biomechanical systems. PMID:23948374

Pataky, Todd C; Robinson, Mark A; Vanrenterghem, Jos

2013-09-27

237

Magnetic Fields in Quantum Degenerate Systems and in Vacuum  

E-print Network

We consider self-magnetization of charged and neutral vector bosons bearing a magnetic moment in a gas and in vacuum. For charged vector bosons (W bosons) a divergence of the magnetization in both the medium and the electroweak vacuum occurs for the critical field B=B_{wc}=m_{w}^{2}/e. For B>B_{wc} the system is unstable. This behavior suggests the occurrence of a phase transition at B=B_{c}, where the field is self-consistently maintained. This mechanism actually prevents $B$ from reaching the critical value B_{c}. For virtual neutral vector bosons bearing an anomalous magnetic moment, the ground state has a similar behavior for B=B_{nbc}=m_{nb}^{2}/q . The magnetization in the medium is associated to a Bose-Einstein condensate and we conjecture a similar condensate occurs also in the case of vacuum. The model is applied to virtual electron-positron pairs bosonization in a magnetic field B \\sim B_{pc}\\lesssim 2m_{e}^{2}/e, where m_e is the electron mass. This would lead also to vacuum self-magnetization in QED, where in both cases the symmetry breaking is due to a condensate of quasi-massless particles.

H. Perez Rojas; E. Rodriguez Querts

2006-12-28

238

A non-linear coupled 3D model for magnetic field and electric circuit equations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors propose a 3-D numerical model in which the magnetic field and electric circuit equations in the absence of eddy currents are solved simultaneously. To consider the magnetic equations, use is made of a magnetic vector potential formulation with the gauge condition (A.w=0) which makes it possible to reduce the number of unknowns. To take into account the magnetic

F. Piriou; A. Razek

1992-01-01

239

The planetary magnetic field and magnetosphere of Jupiter: Pioneer 10  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data obtained by the Pioneer 10 vector helium magnetometer are presented along with models of the intrinsic magnetic field of JupiteL and its magnetosphere. Data acquired between 2.84 and 6.0 Rj, where the intensity of the planetary field ranged between 1900 and 18,400 'y, were used to develop a six-parameter eccentric dipole model of the field. The dipole so derived

E. J. Smith; L. Davis Jr.; D. E. Jones; P. J. Coleman Jr.; D. S. Colburn; P. Dyal; C. P. Sonett; A. M. A. Frandsen

1974-01-01

240

Full-vector archeomagnetic and rock-magnetic results from Portuguese kilns  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Despite the increase in archeomagnetic studies in the past few years, the number of reliable archeointensity data is still limited. At present Europe is the most widely covered region, although the variation in geomagnetic field intensity is not completely known for the last millennia and the occurrence and behaviour of various rapid geomagnetic field changes is under discussion. In this context, new high-reliable full-geomagnetic field vector determinations from unexplored regions are crucial in order to improve our knowledge of past geomagnetic field changes at regional scales. In Portugal, despite the rich cultural heritage and the abundance of archaeological excavations, archaeomagnetic research is still in its infancy. To our knowledge, up to now the only available directional data obtained from more or less well-dated materials come from the study of a Late Bronze Age vitrified wall close to the city of Serpa, southern Portugal, while only two more studies have been published including archaeointesity results from Portuguese pottery. We present here the first full-vector archeomagnetic results (declination, inclination and intensity) from two kilns excavated at two archaeological sites at Lisboa (Portugal). The first structure corresponds to the Largo das Alcaçarias Islamic pottery production workshop located in the eastern suburb Luxbona (current Alfama) and its abandonment has been dated as the 12th century AD. The second kiln was excavated in the Encosta Santana archeological medieval site and was abandoned during the 12th or 13th centuries AD according to archeological evidence. Detailed archaeomagnetic and rock magnetic studies have been carried out in order to determine the magnetic mineralogy and investigate the thermal stability of the phases carrying the archaeomagnetic signal. Both kilns exhibited thermally stability magnetic phases. The magnetic properties of the Largo kiln are dominated by a mixture of magnetite/cation-substituted magnetite and cation-substituted hematite. Those of the Encosta kiln are dominated by magnetite with limited cation substitution, with hysteresis ratios falling close to the single domain - multidomain unmixing curve of Dunlop. The new archeomagnetic and rock-magnetic data are based on the study of several samples per kiln and the archeointensity determinations were obtained using the Thellier classical method with regular partial thermoremanent magnetization (pTRM) checks and TRM anisotropy and cooling rate corrections. From the laboratory experiments, two new high quality mean intensities are now available for Portugal. The new data are the first full-vector results from Portuguese kilns. They significantly contribute to better understand the secular variation of the Earth's magnetic field in western Europe during the 12-13th centuries AD and can be used as reliable input data for geomagnetic field modelling.

Gomez-Paccard, Miriam; Tema, Evdokia; McIntosh, Gregg; Letaio, Manuela; Calado, Marco; Botelho, Paulo

2014-05-01

241

A filament supported by different magnetic field configurations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A nonlinear force-free magnetic field extrapolation of vector magnetogram data obtained by THEMIS/MTR on 2005 May 27 suggests the simultaneous existence of different magnetic configurations within one active region filament: one part of the filament is supported by field line dips within a flux rope, while the other part is located in dips within an arcade structure. Although the axial field chirality (dextral) and the magnetic helicity (negative) are the same along the whole filament, the chiralities of the filament barbs at different sections are opposite, i.e., right-bearing in the flux rope part and left-bearing in the arcade part. This argues against past suggestions that different barb chiralities imply different signs of helicity of the underlying magnetic field. This new finding about the chirality of filaments will be useful to associate eruptive filaments and magnetic cloud using the helicity parameter in the Space Weather Science.

Guo, Y.; Schmieder, B.; Démoulin, P.; Wiegelmann, T.; Aulanier, G.; Török, T.; Bommier, V.

2011-08-01

242

Observations of Mercury's magnetic field  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Magnetic field data obtained by Mariner 10 during the third and final encounter with the planet Mercury on 16 March 1975 were studied. A well developed bow shock and modest magnetosphere, previously observed at first encounter on 29 March 1974, were again observed. In addition, a much stronger magnetic field near closest approach, 400 gamma versus 98 gamma, was observed at an altitude of 327 km and approximately 70 deg north Mercurian latitude. Spherical harmonic analysis of the data provide an estimate of the centered planetary magnetic dipole of 4.7 x 10 to the 22nd power Gauss/cu cm with the axis tilted 12 deg to the rotation axis and in the same sense as Earth's. The interplanetary field was sufficiently different between first and third encounters that in addition to the very large field magnitude observed, it argues strongly against a complex induction process generating the observed planetary field. While a possibility exists that Mercury possesses a remanent field due to magnetization early in its formation, a present day active dynamo seems to be a more likely candidate for its origin.

Ness, N. F.; Behannon, K. W.; Lepping, R. P.; Whang, Y. C.

1975-01-01

243

The unified first law in “cosmic triad” vector field scenario  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this Letter, we try to apply the unified first law to the “cosmic triad” vector field scenario both in the minimal coupling case and in the non-minimal coupling case. After transferring the non-minimally coupling action in the Jordan frame to the Einstein frame, the correct dynamical equation (Friedmann equation) is gotten in a thermal equilibrium process by using the

Yi Zhang; Yungui Gong; Zong-Hong Zhu

2011-01-01

244

2T/5T Two-Axis Cryogen Free Superconducting Vector Magnet With Variable Temperature Space  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A conduction cooled 2T / 5T superconducting vector magnetic system with a variable temperature space was developed and tested. The system is based on a commercial two-stage 4 K Gifford-McMahon cryocooler with the cooling power of 1.5 W at 4.2 K. The cool down time of the magnet from room temperature to 3.2 K is 17 hours. The system provides sample temperature range of 6.0-300 K. The clear diameter of variable temperature space is 39 mm. A 5 T solenoid generates magnetic field in the vertical axis and a 2 T split coil generates field in the horizontal axis. The magnets are made of niobium-titanium wire wound on a copper former. A PC controlled rotary drive is applied to rotate a sample holder around the vertical axis. Thus the measured sample can be exposed to the magnetic field in any desired direction. A helium gas gap heat switch is used as a controllable thermal link between the variable temperature space and the 2nd stage to avoid overheating of the magnet at high temperatures of the sample. The system design, manufacturing and test results are presented.

Demikhov, E. I.; Demikhov, T. E.; Kostrov, E. A.; Lysenko, V. V.; Piskunov, N. A.

2014-05-01

245

Analysis of superconducting electromagnetic finite elements based on a magnetic vector potential variational principle  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Electromagnetic finite elements are extended based on a variational principle that uses the electromagnetic four potential as primary variable. The variational principle is extended to include the ability to predict a nonlinear current distribution within a conductor. The extension of this theory is first done on a normal conductor and tested on two different problems. In both problems, the geometry remains the same, but the material properties are different. The geometry is that of a 1-D infinite wire. The first problem is merely a linear control case used to validate the new theory. The second problem is made up of linear conductors with varying conductivities. Both problems perform well and predict current densities that are accurate to within a few ten thousandths of a percent of the exact values. The fourth potential is then removed, leaving only the magnetic vector potential, and the variational principle is further extended to predict magnetic potentials, magnetic fields, the number of charge carriers, and the current densities within a superconductor. The new element produces good results for the mean magnetic field, the vector potential, and the number of superconducting charge carriers despite a relatively high system condition number. The element did not perform well in predicting the current density. Numerical problems inherent to this formulation are explored and possible remedies to produce better current predicting finite elements are presented.

Schuler, James J.; Felippa, Carlos A.

1991-01-01

246

Magnetic Forces and Field Line Density  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about depicting the relative strength of magnetic fields using field line density. Learners will use the magnetic field line drawing of six magnetic poles created in a previous activity and identify the areas of strong, weak, and medium magnetic intensity using the density of magnetic field lines. This is the fifth activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website. How to Draw Magnetic Fields - II in the Magnetic Math booklet must be completed prior to this activity.

247

Instability of anisotropic cosmological solutions supported by vector fields.  

PubMed

Models with vector fields acquiring a nonvanishing vacuum expectation value along one spatial direction have been proposed to sustain a prolonged stage of anisotropic accelerated expansion. Such models have been used for realizations of early time inflation, with a possible relation to the large scale cosmic microwave background anomalies, or of the late time dark energy. We show that, quite generally, the concrete realizations proposed so far are plagued by instabilities (either ghosts or unstable growth of the linearized perturbations) which can be ultimately related to the longitudinal vector polarization present in them. Phenomenological results based on these models are therefore unreliable. PMID:19392187

Himmetoglu, Burak; Contaldi, Carlo R; Peloso, Marco

2009-03-20

248

Photospheric and coronal magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

Research on small-scale and large-scale photospheric and coronal magnetic fields during 1987-1990 is reviewed, focusing on observational studies. Particular attention is given to the new techniques, which include the correlation tracking of granules, the use of highly Zeeman-sensitive infrared spectral lines and multiple lines to deduce small-scale field strength, the application of long integration times coupled with good seeing conditions to study weak fields, and the use of high-resolution CCD detectors together with computer image-processing techniques to obtain images with unsurpassed spatial resolution. Synoptic observations of large-scale fields during the sunspot cycle are also discussed. 101 refs.

Sheeley, N.R., Jr. (USAF, Geophysics Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA (United States))

1991-01-01

249

Swarm's Absolute Scalar Magnetometers experimental vector field measurements: first conclusions from comparisons with preliminary nominal Swarm Level1b vector data  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Swarm's Absolute Scalar Magnetometers (ASM) provide absolute scalar measurements of the magnetic field with high accuracy and stability on the three satellites of the mission. In addition, and on an experimental basis, these ASM instruments can simultaneously provide vector field measurements. These measurements can be compared with readings from the Vector Field Magnetometer (VFM, located some distance away along the boom and used to produce the nominal Swarm Level1b vector data) for quality crosschecks, possible detection of undesired satellite signals, as well as assessment of the stability of the mechanical link between both instruments. Here, we will describe how such crosschecks and comparisons, which imply using appropriate synchronization and alignment procedures, can be carried out, and present first conclusions from the comparisons that will have been made by then.

Vigneron, Pierre; Brocco, Laura; Crespo-Grau, Raul; Hulot, Gauthier; Chulliat, Arnaud; Lalanne, Xavier; Léger, Jean-Michel; Jager, Thomas; Bertrand, François; Boness, Axel; Fratter, Isabelle

2014-05-01

250

Bi-conformal vector fields and their applications  

E-print Network

We introduce the concept of bi-conformal transformation, as a generalization of conformal ones, by allowing two orthogonal parts of a manifold with metric $\\G$ to be scaled by different conformal factors. In particular, we study their infinitesimal version, called bi-conformal vector fields. We show the differential conditions characterizing them in terms of a "square root" of the metric, or equivalently of two complementary orthogonal projectors. Keeping these fixed, the set of bi-conformal vector fields is a Lie algebra which can be finite or infinite dimensional according to the dimensionality of the projectors. We determine (i) when an infinite-dimensional case is feasible and its properties, and (ii) a normal system for the generators in the finite-dimensional case. Its integrability conditions are also analyzed, which in particular provides the maximum number of linearly independent solutions. We identify the corresponding maximal spaces, and show a necessary geometric condition for a metric tensor to be a double-twisted product. More general ``breakable'' spaces are briefly considered. Many known symmetries are included, such as conformal Killing vectors, Kerr-Schild vector fields, kinematic self-similarity, causal symmetries, and rigid motions.

Alfonso García-Parrado; José M. M. Senovilla

2003-11-10

251

EXPLORER 10 MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Magnetic field measurements made by means of Explorer 10 over geocentric ; distances of 1.8 to 42.6R\\/sub e\\/ on March 25experiment on the same satellite are ; referenced in interpretations. The close-in data are consistent with the ; existence of a very weak ring current below 3R\\/sub e\\/ along the trajectory, but ; alternative explanations for the field deviations are

J. P. Heppner; N. F. Ness; C. S. Scearce; T. L. Skillman

1963-01-01

252

Large-scale solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

Topics discussed in this review of large-scale solar magnetic fields include large-scale magnetic surface features, the solar activity cycle and the large-scale patterns, and magnetic fields in the corona. Features considered include the decay of active regions, the background field pattern, the polar fields, giant regular structures, expansion of the field in surface harmonics, and the average inclination of magnetic-field

R. Howard

1977-01-01

253

Magnetic Field - Stellar Winds Interaction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As per the recent study by the MiMeS collaboration, only about 10% of massive stars possess organized global magnetic fields, typically dipolar in nature. The competition between such magnetic fields and highly non-linear radiative forces that drive the stellar winds leads to a highly complex interaction. Such an interplay can lead to a number of observable phenomena, e.g. X-ray, wind confinement, rapid stellar spindown. However, due to its complexity, such an interaction cannot usually be modeled analytically, instead numerical modeling becomes a necessary tool. In this talk, I will discuss how numerical magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations are employed to understand the nature of such magnetized massive star winds.

ud-Doula, Asif

2015-01-01

254

How to Draw Magnetic Fields - I  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about depicting magnetic fields. Learners will observe two provided drawings of magnetic field line patterns for bar magnets in simple orientations of like and unlike polarities and carefully draw the field lines for both orientations. This is the third activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

255

Crystal field and magnetic properties  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Magnetization and magnetic susceptibility measurements have been made in the temperature range 1.3 to 4.2 K on powdered samples of ErH3. The susceptibility exhibits Curie-Weiss behavior from 4.2 to 2 K, and intercepts the negative temperature axis at theta = 1.05 + or - 0.05 K, indicating that the material is antiferromagnetic. The low field effective moment is 6.77 + or - 0.27 Bohr magnetons per ion. The magnetization exhibits a temperature independent contribution, the slope of which is (5 + or - 1.2) x 10 to the -6th Weber m/kg Tesla. The saturation moment is 3.84 + or - 1 - 0.15 Bohr magnetons per ion. The results can be qualitatively explained by the effects of crystal fields on the magnetic ions. No definitive assignment of a crystal field ground state can be given, nor can a clear choice between cubically or hexagonally symmetric crystal fields be made. For hexagonal symmetry, the first excited state is estimated to be 86 to 100 K above the ground state. For cubic symmetry, the splitting is on the order of 160 to 180 K.

Flood, D. J.

1977-01-01

256

Studies of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

The telescope, spectrograph, and magnetograph at the 150-ft Tower Telescope are described, and a chronology of changes in the instrumentation is given. The average magnetic field strengths over the last seven years are discussed. The changes in polarity at the poles of the Sun are described. The characteristics of these polarity reversals at both poles are similar. A reversal is

Robert Howard

1974-01-01

257

Numerical Simulations for the Design of a Magnetoplasmadynamic Thruster with Coaxial Applied Magnetic Field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, the plasma flow in applied field magneto-plasmadynamic (AFMPD) thrusters is described by conservation equations for heavy particles, electrons and the magnetic field for thermal and chemical non-equilibrium. To take into account the effects of the applied magnetic field a quasi-three dimensional approach with vanishing azimuthal derivatives is used for the velocity and magnetic field. The vector potential formulation has been chosen for the description of the applied magnetic field to handle the influences of solenoidal coils and induced azimuthal current density on the magnetic field. The numerical scheme is based on a two-dimensional, axisymmetric finite volume method on unstructured, adaptive meshes.

Haag, D.; Auweter-Kurtz, M.; Fertig, M.

2004-10-01

258

Magnetic fields in the Mars ionosphere of a noncrustal origin: Magnetization features  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The magnetic field observations by the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) performed on the premapping orbits in the years 1997 and 1998 in the low-altitude ionosphere of Mars show the existence of a strong "external" magnetization not related to the "internal" crustal magnetization. A significant increase of the magnetic field strength is observed in the collisional northern ionosphere at altitudes of ˜ 200 km and at 60°-90°solar zenith angles sampled by MGS. The magnetization features and the magnetic field topology vary significantly with the sector structure of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF). For ByIMF>0 the magnetic flux tubes transported to altitudes of ˜200 km are suddenly straightened releasing their tangential stresses. For ByIMF<0 a rotation of the magnetic field vector by almost 180°occurs. Such an asymmetry in the ionospheric response on Mars is similar to the asymmetry observed on Venus at the periods of low-solar activity indicating its universal origin for magnetized ionospheres. It is suggested that the electric currents generated in the collisional ionosphere where the ions become demagnetized, while the electrons remain magnetized produce the observed features.

Dubinin, E.; Fraenz, M.; Zhang, T. L.; Woch, J.; Wei, Y.

2014-09-01

259

Calculation methods and detection techniques for electric and magnetic fields from power lines with measurement verification  

E-print Network

components, the electric field may be described by the real part vector and the imaginary part vector: E, = E?a~ + E?uv. (3 lfi) E, = E?aJ & Ewuv. (3 17) Both representations describe an elliptical rotation of the electric field vector in space. Since... been performed in accorilance v:ith the require- ments of the IEEE Standard [li& The magnetic field calibration is normally done by introducing the sensor into a nearly uniform non-polanzed magnetic field of known niagnitude and direction (I~ A...

Mamishev, Alexander V

1994-01-01

260

Magnetic field of the Earth  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The magnetic field of the Earth has global meaning for a life on the Earth. The world geophysical science explains: - occurrence of a magnetic field of the Earth it is transformation of kinetic energy of movements of the fused iron in the liquid core of Earth - into the magnetic energy; - the warming up of a kernel of the Earth occurs due to radioactive disintegration of elements, with excretion of thermal energy. The world science does not define the reasons: - drift of a magnetic dipole on 0,2 a year to the West; - drift of lithospheric slabs and continents. The author offers: an alternative variant existing in a world science the theories "Geodynamo" - it is the theory « the Magnetic field of the Earth », created on the basis of physical laws. Education of a magnetic field of the Earth occurs at moving the electric charge located in a liquid kernel, at rotation of the Earth. At calculation of a magnetic field is used law the Bio Savara for a ring electric current: dB = . Magnetic induction in a kernel of the Earth: B = 2,58 Gs. According to the law of electromagnetic induction the Faradey, rotation of a iron kernel of the Earth in magnetic field causes occurrence of an electric field Emf which moves electrons from the center of a kernel towards the mantle. So of arise the radial electric currents. The magnetic field amplifies the iron of mantle and a kernel of the Earth. As a result of action of a radial electric field the electrons will flow from the center of a kernel in a layer of an electric charge. The central part of a kernel represents the field with a positive electric charge, which creates inverse magnetic field Binv and Emfinv When ?mfinv = ?mf ; ?inv = B, there will be an inversion a magnetic field of the Earth. It is a fact: drift of a magnetic dipole of the Earth in the western direction approximately 0,2 longitude, into a year. Radial electric currents a actions with the basic magnetic field of a Earth - it turn a kernel. It coincides with laws of electromagnetism. According to a rule of the left hand: if the magnetic field in a kernel is directed to drawing, electric current are directed to an axis of rotation of the Earth, - a action of force clockwise (to West). Definition of the force causing drift a kernel according to the law of Ampere F = IBlsin. Powerful force 3,5 × 1012 Nyton, what makes drift of the central part of a kernel of the Earth on 0,2 the longitude in year to West, and also it is engine of the mechanism of movement of slabs together with continents. Movement of a core of the Earth carry out around of a terrestrial axis one circulation in the western direction in 2000 of years. Linear speed of rotation of a kernel concerning a mantle on border the mantle a kernel: V = × 3,471 × 10 = 3,818 × 10 m/s = 33 m/day = 12 km/years. Considering greater viscosity of a mantle, the powerful energy at rotation of a kernel seize a mantle and lithospheric slabs and makes their collisions as a result of which there are earthquakes and volcano. Continents Northern and Southern America every year separate from the Europe and Africa on several centimeters. Atlantic ocean as a result of movement of these slabs with such speed was formed for 200 million years, that in comparison with the age of the Earth - several billions years, not so long time. Drift of a kernel in the western direction is a principal cause of delay of speed of rotation of the Earth. Flow of radial electric currents allot according to the law of Joule - Lenz, the quantity of warmth : Q = I2Rt = IUt, of thermal energy 6,92 × 1017 calories/year. This defines heating of a kernel and the Earth as a whole. In the valley of the median-Atlantic ridge having numerous volcanos, the lava flow constantly thus warm up waters of Atlantic ocean. It is a fact the warm current Gulf Stream. Thawing of a permafrost and ices of Arctic ocean, of glaciers of Greenland and Antarctica is acknowledgement: the warmth of earth defines character of thawing of glaciers and a permafrost. This is a global warming. The version of the author: the period

Popov, Aleksey

2013-04-01

261

Massive neutrinos and magnetic fields in the early universe  

SciTech Connect

Primordial magnetic fields and massive neutrinos can leave an interesting signal in the CMB temperature and polarization. We perform a systematic analysis of general perturbations in the radiation-dominated universe, accounting for any primordial magnetic field and including leading-order effects of the neutrino mass. We show that massive neutrinos qualitatively change the large-scale perturbations sourced by magnetic fields, but that the effect is much smaller than previously claimed. We calculate the CMB power spectra sourced by inhomogeneous primordial magnetic fields, from before and after neutrino decoupling, including scalar, vector and tensor modes, and consistently modeling the correlation between the density and anisotropic stress sources. In an appendix we present general series solutions for the possible regular primordial perturbations.

Shaw, J. Richard; Lewis, Antony [Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA (United Kingdom); Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0HA (United Kingdom)

2010-02-15

262

Infrared polarimetry and the Galactic magnetic field. II - Improved models  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Two models of the Galactic magnetic field are developed in order to account for the observed trend in interstellar polarization with extinction at 2l2 microns. It is shown that the trend can be well accounted for by assuming that there is no dependence of the polarization on field strength and that the large elongated dust grains are everywhere 100 percent aligned. A model for the magnetic field using Alfven waves works best when there is equipartition between the magnetic and turbulent energy densities. A model invoking vector addition of a constant component and a random component works best when there is equal energy density in the two components. Both models do well in matching the observed dispersion in polarization magnitude and the observed dispersion in position angle. The path length over which the magnetic field decorrelates must be tied to the total path, not the physical path length. Two simple cloud compression scenarios may explain this finding.

Jones, Terry J.; Klebe, Dimitri; Dickey, John M.

1992-04-01

263

Equations of motion of the magnetization vector in the nutation coil of a nuclear magnetic flowmeter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The dependence of the nutation line shape in a nuclear magnetic flowmeter on the magnetic-field inhomogeneity in the zone of nutation-coil arrangement and the time of occurrence of the magnetized liquid under the action of a radio-frequency field in the coil has been studied by experimental and theoretical methods. The obtained experimental and theoretical data are compared, and directions of investigations to come are outlined.

Davydov, V. V.; Dudkin, V. I.; Karseev, A. Yu.

2014-10-01

264

Development of Techniques for Visualization of Scalar and Vector Fields in the Immersive Environment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Visualization of scalar and vector fields in the immersive environment (CAVE - Cave Automated Virtual Environment) is important for its application to radiation shielding research at NASA Langley Research Center. A complete methodology and the underlying software for this purpose have been developed. The developed software has been put to use for the visualization of the earth s magnetic field, and in particular for the study of the South Atlantic Anomaly. The methodology has also been put to use for the visualization of geomagnetically trapped protons and electrons within Earth's magnetosphere.

Bidasaria, Hari B.; Wilson, John W.; Nealy, John E.

2005-01-01

265

FIRST SIMULTANEOUS DETECTION OF MOVING MAGNETIC FEATURES IN PHOTOSPHERIC INTENSITY AND MAGNETIC FIELD DATA  

SciTech Connect

The formation and the temporal evolution of a bipolar moving magnetic feature (MMF) was studied with high-spatial and temporal resolution. The photometric properties were observed with the New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory using a broadband TiO filter (705.7 nm), while the magnetic field was analyzed using the spectropolarimetric data obtained by Hinode. For the first time, we observed a bipolar MMF simultaneously in intensity images and magnetic field data, and studied the details of its structure. The vector magnetic field and the Doppler velocity of the MMF were also studied. A bipolar MMF with its positive polarity closer to the negative penumbra formed, accompanied by a bright, filamentary structure in the TiO data connecting the MMF and a dark penumbral filament. A fast downflow ({<=}2 km s{sup -1}) was detected at the positive polarity. The vector magnetic field obtained from the full Stokes inversion revealed that a bipolar MMF has a U-shaped magnetic field configuration. Our observations provide a clear intensity counterpart of the observed MMF in the photosphere, and strong evidence of the connection between the MMF and the penumbral filament as a serpentine field.

Lim, Eun-Kyung; Yurchyshyn, Vasyl; Goode, Philip, E-mail: eklim@bbso.njit.edu [Big Bear Solar Observatory, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 40386 North Shore Lane, Big Bear City, CA 92314-9672 (United States)

2012-07-01

266

Field errors in superconducting magnets  

SciTech Connect

The mission of this workshop is a discussion of the techniques for tracking particles through arbitrary accelerator field configurations to look for dynamical effects that are suggested by various theoretical models but are not amenable to detailed analysis. A major motivation for this type of study is that many of our accelerator projects are based on the use of superconducting magnets which have field imperfections that are larger and of a more complex nature than those of conventional magnets. Questions such as resonances, uncorrectable closed orbit effects, coupling between planes, and diffusion mechanisms all assume new importance. Since, simultaneously, we are trying to do sophisticated beam manipulations such as stacking, high current accelerator, long life storage, and low loss extraction, we clearly need efficient and accurate tracking programs to proceed with confidence.

Barton, M.Q.

1982-01-01

267

The Hanle effect applied to magnetic field measurements  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Hanle effect is the modification by a local magnetic field of the polarization due to coherent scattering in spectral lines. It results from the precession of a classical oscillator about the magnetic field direction. The sophisticated quantum-mechanical treatment, which is required to compute the polarization parameters of scattered light, was developed. The main features of the Hanle effect concerning magnetic field measurements are: (1) a good sensitivity within the approximate range 0.1 B gamma rho to 10 B gamma rho where B gamma rho is the field strength yielding a Larmor period equal to the radiative lifetime, (2) there is no Hanle effect for field vectors parallel to the excitating beam, (3) the Hanle effect refers essentially to the linear polarization in a spectral line, (4) various points in the line profile are affected in the same way by change of linear polarization so that polarization parameters can be measured on the integrated line profile.

Leroy, J. L.

1985-01-01

268

Development Trends in High Field Magnet Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The production of high magnetic fields using low temperature superconductors (LTS) has become common place. However, large magnet sizes and associated high cooling costs have often precluded the full utilization of these research capabilities. Recent advances in internal Sn superconductors and cryogen free technology have opened up a new era in superconducting magnet development. Ultra-compact, laboratory sized magnets producing fields

R. Harrison; R. Bateman; J. Brown; F. Domptail; C. M. Friend; P. Ghoshal; C. King; A. Van der Linden; Z. Melhem; P. Noonan; A. Twin; M. Field; S. Hong; J. Parrell; Y. Zhang

2008-01-01

269

Magnetic field of Jupiter and its interaction with the solar wind  

Microsoft Academic Search

Jupiter's magnetic field and its interaction with the magnetized solar ; wind were observed with the Pioneer 10 vector helium magnetometer. The magnetic ; dipole is directed opposite to that of the Earth with a moment of 4.0 gauss R\\/sub ; j\\/ ³ (R\\/sup , Jupiter radius and an inclination of 15' lying in a system ; III meridian of

E. J. Smith; L. Jr. Davis; D. E. Jones; D. S. Colburn; P. J. Jr. Coleman; P. Dyal; C. P. Sonett

1974-01-01

270

Dark-field imaging with cylindrical-vector beams.  

PubMed

Dark-field illumination provides an imaging mode that rejects specular light, thereby highlighting edge features. We analyze dark-field imaging by using cylindrical vector beam illumination with a confocal microscope equipped with a microstructure fiber mode filter. A numerical model based on rigorous coupled-wave analysis has been used to analyze the method. We acquired images of separated edges features to investigate the edge separation resolution of the method. A through-focus comparison of azimuthal and radial polarization shows a measurable dependence of edge separation on polarization. PMID:16463730

Biss, David P; Youngworth, Kathleen S; Brown, Thomas G

2006-01-20

271

Angular distribution of discontinuity normals of the interplanetary magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

High time resolved (6 s) magnetic field data from the Helios-1 and Ulysses spacecrafts were used to investigate MHD discontinuities in the heliosphere. The identification of discontinuities was based on the rotation of the field vectors relative to the distance to the plasma in which the vectors were supposed to be frozen. In order to obtain the real thickness of the discontinuity transition region, the surface normal of discontinuities were calculated by both the minimum variance and cross-product methods. Current work We found an anisotropy in the angular distribution of the discontinuity surface normals in the heliosphere where the average interplanetary magnetic field is close to radial. It is an indirect evidence that most of the discontinuities are tangential rather than rotational ones. This result is also supported by the fact that the Minimum Variance and Cross-Product methods gave similar results for the determination of the surface normals.

Lukács, K.; Erd?s, G.

2013-11-01

272

Variability in Martian Magnetic Field Topology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have determined the locations of open and closed magnetic field lines at Mars as a function of four different controlling influences: solar wind magnetic field direction, solar wind pressure, martian season, and solar EUV flux.

Brain, D. A.; Halekas, J. S.; Eastwood, J. P.; Ulusen, D.; Lillis, R. J.

2014-07-01

273

Plasma stability in a dipole magnetic field  

E-print Network

The MHD and kinetic stability of an axially symmetric plasma, confined by a poloidal magnetic field with closed lines, is considered. In such a system the stabilizing effects of plasma compression and magnetic field ...

Simakov, Andrei N., 1974-

2001-01-01

274

Magnetic properties prediction of NdFeB magnets by using support vector regression  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A novel model using support vector regression (SVR) combined with particle swarm optimization (PSO) was employed to construct mathematical model for prediction of the magnetic properties of the NdFeB magnets. The leave-one-out cross-validation (LOOCV) test results strongly supports that the generalization ability of SVR is high enough. Predicted results show that the mean absolute percentage error for magnetic remanence Br, coercivity Hcj and maximum magnetic energy product (BH)max are 0.53%, 3.90%, 1.73%, and the correlation coefficient (R2) is as high as 0.839, 0.967 and 0.940, respectively. This investigation suggests that the PSO-SVR is not only an effective and practical method to simulate the properties of NdFeB, but also a powerful tool to optimatize designing or controlling the experimental process.

Cheng, Wende

2014-09-01

275

Topological constraints in magnetic field relaxation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Stability and reconnection of magnetic fields play a fundamental role in natural and manmade plasma. In these applications the field's topology determines the stability of the magnetic field. Here I will describe the importance of one topology quantifier, the magnetic helicity, which impedes any free decay of the magnetic energy. Further constraints come from the fixed point index which hinders the field to relax into the Taylor state.

Candelaresi, S.

2014-10-01

276

Interaction Forces Between Multiple Bodies in a Magnetic Field  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Some of the results from experiments to determine the interaction forces between multiple bodies in a magnetic field are presented in this paper. It is shown how the force values and the force directions depend on the configuration of the bodies, their relative positions to each other, and the vector of the primary magnetic field. A number of efficient new automatic loading and assembly machines, as well as manipulators and robots, have been created based on the relationship between bodies and magnetic fields. A few of these patented magnetic devices are presented. The concepts involved open a new way to design universal grippers for robot and other kinds of mechanisms for the manipulation of objects. Some of these concepts can be used for space applications.

Joffe, Benjamin

1996-01-01

277

Evolution of Magnetic Field in AR 5747 and Its Approximation as a Linear Force Free Field  

E-print Network

The evolution of nonpotential characteristics of magnetic fields in AR 5747 is presented using Mees Solar Observatory magnetograms taken on Oct. 20, 1989 to Oct. 22, 1989. The active region showed such violent flaring activities during the observational span that strong X-ray flares took place including a 2B/X3 flare. The magnetogram data were obtained by the Haleakala Stokes Polarimeter which provides simultaneous Stokes profiles of the Fe I doublet 6301.5 and 6302.5. A nonlinear least square method was adopted to derive the magnetic field vectors from the observed Stokes profiles and a multi-step ambiguity solution method was employed to resolve the 180 degree ambiguity. From the ambiguity-resolved vector magnetograms, we have derived a set of physical quantities characterizing the field configuration, which are magnetic flux, vertical current density, magnetic shear angle, angular shear, magnetic free energy density and a measure of magnetic field discontinuity MAD (Maximum Angular Difference between two adjacent field vectors). In our results, all the physical parameters decreased with time, which implies that the active region was in a relaxation stage of its evolution. To examine the force-free characteristics of the field, we calculated the integrated Lorentz force and and also compared the longitudinal field component with the corresponding vertical current density. In this investigation, we found that the magnetic field in this active region was approximately linearly force-free throughout the observing period. The time variation of the linear force-free coefficient is consistent with the evolutionary trend of other nonpotentiality parameters. This suggests that the linear force-free coefficient could be a good indicator of the evolutionary status of active regions.

Y. -J. Moon; H. S. Yun; G. S. Choe; Y. D. Park; D. L. Mickey

1999-10-05

278

The Local Stellar Velocity Field via Vector Spherical Harmonics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We analyze the local field of stellar tangential velocities for a sample of 42,339 nonbinary Hipparcos stars with accurate parallaxes, using a vector spherical harmonic formalism.We derive simple relations between the parameters of the classical linear model (Ogorodnikov-Milne) of the local systemic field and low-degree terms of the general vector harmonic decomposition. Taking advantage of these relationships, we determine the solar velocity with respect to the local stars of (V(sub X), V(sub Y), V(sub Z)) = (10.5, 18.5, 7.3) +/- 0.1 km s(exp -1) not for the asymmetric drift with respect to the local standard of rest. If only stars more distant than 100 pc are considered, the peculiar solar motion is (V(sub X), V(sub Y), V(sub Z)) = (9.9, 15.6, 6.9) +/- 0.2 km s(exp -1). The adverse effects of harmonic leakage, which occurs between the reflex solar motion represented by the three electric vector harmonics in the velocity space and higher degree harmonics in the proper-motion space, are eliminated in our analysis by direct subtraction of the reflex solar velocity in its tangential components for each star...

Makarov, V. V.; Murphy, D. W.

2007-01-01

279

Anomalous global strings and primordial magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

We propose a new mechanism for the generation of primordial magnetic fields, making use of the magnetic fields which are induced by anomalous global strings, such as pion and axion strings, which couple to electromagnetism via Wess-Zumino type interactions. We calculate the magnitude and coherence length of these fields. They are seen to depend on the string dynamics. With optimistic assumptions, both the magnitude and coherence scale of the induced magnetic fields can be large enough to explain the seed magnetic fields of greater than 10{sup {minus}23} G necessary to produce the observed galactic magnetic fields via the galactic dynamo mechanism. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

Brandenberger, R.H. [Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States)] [Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States); Zhang, X. [CCAST (World Laboratory), P.O. Box 8730, Beijing 100080, Peoples Republic of (China)] [CCAST (World Laboratory), P.O. Box 8730, Beijing 100080, Peoples Republic of (China); [Institute of High Energy Physics, Academia Sinica, Beijing 100039, Peoples Republic of (China)

1999-04-01

280

Magnetic field experiment on the Freja Satellite  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Freja is a Swedish scientific satellite mission to study fine scale auroral processes. Launch was October 6, 1992, piggyback on a Chinese Long March 2C, to the present 600×1750 km, 63° inclination orbit. The JHU/APL provided the Magnetic Field Experiment (MFE), which includes a custom APL-designed Forth, language microprocessor. This approach has led to a truly generic and flexible design with adaptability to differing mission requirements and has resulted in the transfer of significant ground analysis to on-board processing. Special attention has been paid to the analog electronic and digital processing design in an effort to lower system noise levels, verified by inflight data showing unprecedented system noise levels for near-Earth magnetic field measurements, approaching the fluxgate sensor levels. The full dynamic range measurements are of the 3-axis Earth's magnetic field taken at 128 vector samples s-1 and digitized to 16 bit, resolution, primarily used to evaluate currents and the main magnetic field of the Earth. Additional 3-axis ‘AC’ channels are bandpass filtered from 1.5 to 128 Hz to remove the main field spin signal, the range is±650 nT. These vector measurements cover Pc waves to ion gyrofrequency magnetic wave signals up to the oxygen gyrofrequency (˜40 Hz). A separate, seventh channel samples the spin axis sensor with a bandpass filter of 1.5 to 256 Hz, the signal of which is fed to a software FFT. This on-board FFT processing covers the local helium gyrofrequencies (˜160 Hz) and is plotted in the Freja Summary Plots (FSPs) along with disturbance fields. First data were received in the U.S. October 16 from Kiruna, Sweden via the Internet and SPAN e-mail networks, and were from an orbit a few hours earlier over Greenland and Sweden. Data files and data products, e.g., FSPs generated at the Kiruna ground station, are communicated in a similar manner through an automatic mail distribution system in Stockholm to PIs and various users. Distributed management of spacecraft operations by the science team is also achieved by this advanced communications system. An exciting new discovery of the field-aligned current systems is the high frequency wave power or structure associated with the various large-scale currents. The spin axis ‘AC’ data and its standard deviation is a measure of this high-frequency component of the Birkeland current regions. The exact response of these channels and filters as well as the physics behind these wave and/or fine-scale current structures accompanying the large-scale currents is being pursued; nevertheless, the association is clear and the results are used for the MFE Birkeland current monitor calculated in the MFE microprocessor. This monitor then sets a trigger when it is greater than a commandable, preset threshold. This ‘event’ flag can be read by the system unit and used to remotely command all instruments into burst mode data taking and local memory storage. In addition,Freja is equipped with a 400 MHz ‘Low Speed Link’ transmitter which transmits spacecraft hcusekeeping that can be received with a low cost, portable receiver. These housekeeping data include the MFE auroral zone current detector; this space weather information indicates the location and strength of ionospheric current systems that directly impact communications, power systems, long distance telephone lines and near-Earth satellite operations. The JHU/APL MFE is a joint effort with NASA/GSFC and was co-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and NASA/Headquarters in cooperation with the Swedish National Space Board and the Swedish Space Corporation.

Freja Magnetic Field Experiment Team

1994-11-01

281

Applied Magnetic Field Enhances Arc Vapor Deposition  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Applied magnetic field enhances performance of vaporization part of arc vapor deposition apparatus. When no magnetic field applied by external means, arc wonders semirandomly over cathode, with net motion toward electrical feedthrough. When magnetic field applied arc moves circumferentially around cathode, and downward motion suppressed.

Miller, T. A.; Loutfy, R. O.; Withers, J. C.

1993-01-01

282

Mars: a magnetic field due to thermoremanence?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presently available magnetic field data suggest a dipole moment of Mars of less than 10?4 times the Earth's dipole moment. Presumably, Mars does not have an active dynamo at present which could give rise to a significant magnetic field. Nevertheless, the presently available data do not rule out a minor intrinsic field which may originate from a magnetized lithosphere. The

Martin Leweling; Tilman Spohn

1997-01-01

283

MAXWELLIAN FIELD EXPANSION OF HELICAL MAGNET  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three dimensional (3D) magnetic field calculated by the computer code TOSCA was analyzed including the fring- ing field region. The magnetic field in the median plane was well simulated by a simple function. Off median plane, contributions from the coils should be taken into account. Superconducting helical dipole magnets will be used in RHIC as Siberian snakes and rotators(1). Extensive

K. Hatanaka; T. Katayama; T. Tominaka

1998-01-01

284

Prediction of the interplanetary magnetic field strength  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new model of the coronal and interplanetary magnetic field can predict both the interplanetary magnetic field strength and its polarity from measurements of the photospheric magnetic field. The model includes the effects of the large-scale horizontal electric currents flowing in the inner corona, of the warped heliospheric current sheet in the upper corona, and of volume currents flowing in

Xuepu Zhao; J. Todd Hoeksema

1995-01-01

285

CORONAL MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENTS THROUGH GYRORESONANCE EMISSION  

E-print Network

observations have provided a direct measurement of magnetic field strengths in the solar corona. It is a happy probes of the magnetic field strength above active regions, and this unique capability is one to a different magnetic field strength, the coronal structure can be "peeled away" by using different frequencies

White, Stephen

286

Magsat - A new satellite to survey the earth's magnetic field  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Magsat satellite was launched on Oct. 30, 1979 into a sun-synchronous dawn-dusk orbit, of 97 deg inclination, 350 km perigee, and 550 km apogee. It contains a precision vector magnetometer and a cesium-vapor scalar magnetometer at the end of a 6-m long graphite epoxy scissors boom. The magnetometers are accurate to 2 nanotesla. A pair of star cameras are used to define the body orientation to 10 arc sec rms. An 'attitude transfer system' measures the orientation of the magnetometer sensors relative to the star cameras to approximately 5 arc sec rms. The satellite position is determined to 70 meters rms by Doppler tracking. The overall objective is to determine each component of the earth's vector magnetic field to an accuracy of 6 nanotesla rms. The Magsat satellite gathers a complete picture of the earth's magnetic field every 12 hours. The vector components are sampled 16 times per second with a resolution of 0.5 nanotesla. The data will be used by the U.S. Geological Survey to prepare 1980 world magnetic field charts and to detect large-scale magnetic anomalies in the earth's crust for use in planning resource exploration strategy.

Mobley, F. F.; Eckard, L. D.; Fountain, G. H.; Ousley, G. W.

1980-01-01

287

Measuring the magnetic fields of jupiter and the outer solar system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The vector helium magnetometer, one of the Pioneer-Jupiter experiments, has measured the magnetic field of Jupiter and the interplanetary magnetic field in the outer solar system. The comprehensive scientific objectives of the investigations are explained and are then translated into the major instrument requirements. The principles of operation of the magnetometer, which involve the optical pumping of metastable helium, are

E. Smith; B. Connor

1975-01-01

288

The Double Star magnetic field investigation: instrument design, performance and highlights of the first year's observations  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the primary objectives of the Double Star mission is the accurate measurement of the magnetic field vector along the orbits of the two spacecraft. The magnetic field is an essential parameter for the understanding of space plasma processes and is also required for the effective interpretation of data from the other instruments on the spacecraft. We present the

C. Carr; P. Brown; T. L. Zhang; J. Gloag; T. Horbury; E. Lucek; W. Magnes; H. O'Brien; T. Oddy; U. Auster; P. Austin; O. Aydogar; A. Balogh; W. Baumjohann; T. Beek; H. Eichelberger; K.-H. Fornacon; E. Georgescu; K.-H. Glassmeier; M. Ludlam; R. Nakamura; I. Richter

2005-01-01

289

Magnetic nanoparticle and magnetic field assisted siRNA delivery in vitro.  

PubMed

This chapter describes how to design and conduct experiments to deliver siRNA to adherent cell cultures in vitro by magnetic force-assisted transfection using self-assembled complexes of small interfering RNA (siRNA) and cationic lipids or polymers that are associated with magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs). These magnetic complexes are targeted to the cell surface by the application of a gradient magnetic field. A further development of the magnetic drug-targeting concept is combining it with an ultrasound-triggered delivery using magnetic microbubbles as a carrier for gene or drug delivery. For this purpose, selected MNPs, phospholipids, and siRNAs are assembled in the presence of perfluorocarbon gas into flexible formulations of magnetic lipospheres (microbubbles). Methods are described how to accomplish the synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles for magnetofection and how to test the association of siRNA with the magnetic components of the transfection vector. A simple method is described to evaluate magnetic responsiveness of the magnetic siRNA transfection complexes and estimate the complex loading with magnetic nanoparticles. Procedures are provided for the preparation of magnetic lipoplexes and polyplexes of siRNA as well as magnetic microbubbles for magnetofection and downregulation of the target gene expression analysis with account for the toxicity determined using an MTT-based respiration activity test. A modification of the magnetic transfection triplexes with INF-7, fusogenic peptide, is described resulting in reporter gene silencing improvement in HeLa, Caco-2, and ARPE-19 cells. The methods described can also be useful for screening vector compositions and novel magnetic nanoparticle preparations for optimized siRNA transfection by magnetofection in any cell type. PMID:25319646

Mykhaylyk, Olga; Sanchez-Antequera, Yolanda; Vlaskou, Dialechti; Cerda, Maria Belen; Bokharaei, Mehrdad; Hammerschmid, Edelburga; Anton, Martina; Plank, Christian

2015-01-01

290

Single-point Inversion of the Coronal Magnetic Field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Fe XIII 10747 and 10798 Å lines observed in the solar corona are sensitive to the coronal magnetic field in such a way that, in principle, the full vector field at a point on the line of sight can be inferred from their combined polarization signals. This paper presents analytical inversion formulae for the field parameters and analyzes the uncertainty of magnetic field measurements made from such observations, assuming emission dominated by a single region along the line of sight. We consider the case of the current Coronal Multi-channel Polarimeter (CoMP) instrument as well as the future Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory (COSMO) and Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) instruments. Uncertainties are estimated with a direct analytic inverse and with a Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm. We find that (in effect) two components of the vector field can be recovered with CoMP, and well recovered with COSMO or ATST, but that the third component can only be recovered when the solar magnetic field is strong and optimally oriented.

Plowman, Joseph

2014-09-01

291

Magnetic monopole and the nature of the static magnetic field  

E-print Network

We investigate the factuality of the hypothetical magnetic monopole and the nature of the static magnetic field. It is shown from many aspects that the concept of the massive magnetic monopoles clearly is physically untrue. We argue that the static magnetic field of a bar magnet, in fact, is the static electric field of the periodically quasi-one-dimensional electric-dipole superlattice, which can be well established in some transition metals with the localized d-electron. This research may shed light on the perfect unification of magnetic and electrical phenomena.

Xiuqing Huang

2008-12-10

292

THE ABRUPT CHANGES IN THE PHOTOSPHERIC MAGNETIC AND LORENTZ FORCE VECTORS DURING SIX MAJOR NEUTRAL-LINE FLARES  

SciTech Connect

We analyze the spatial and temporal variations of the abrupt photospheric magnetic changes associated with six major flares using 12 minute, 0.''5 pixel{sup -1} vector magnetograms from NASA's Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager instrument on the Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite. The six major flares occurred near the main magnetic neutral lines of four active regions, NOAA 11158, 11166, 11283, and 11429. During all six flares the neutral-line field vectors became stronger and more horizontal, in each case almost entirely due to strengthening of the horizontal field components parallel to the neutral line. In all six cases the neutral-line pre-flare fields were more vertical than the reference potential fields, and collapsed abruptly and permanently closer to potential-field tilt angles during every flare, implying that the relaxation of magnetic stress associated with non-potential tilt angles plays a major role during major flares. The shear angle with respect to the reference potential field did not show such a pattern, demonstrating that flare processes do not generally relieve magnetic stresses associated with photospheric magnetic shear. The horizontal fields became significantly and permanently more aligned with the neutral line during the four largest flares, suggesting that the collapsing field is on average more aligned with the neutral line than the pre-flare neutral-line field. The vertical Lorentz force had a large, abrupt, permanent downward change during each of the flares, consistent with loop collapse. The horizontal Lorentz force changes acted mostly parallel to the neutral line in opposite directions on each side, a signature of the fields contracting during the flare, pulling the two sides of the neutral line toward each other. The greater effect of the flares on field tilt than on shear may be explained by photospheric line-tying.

Petrie, G. J. D. [National Solar Observatory, 950 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719 (United States)

2012-11-01

293

Logarithmic violation of scaling in strongly anisotropic turbulent transfer of a passive vector field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Inertial-range asymptotic behavior of a vector (e.g., magnetic) field, passively advected by a strongly anisotropic turbulent flow, is studied by means of the field-theoretic renormalization group and the operator product expansion. The advecting velocity field is Gaussian, not correlated in time, with the pair correlation function of the form ?? (t -t') /k?d -1 +? , where k?=|k?| and k? is the component of the wave vector, perpendicular to the distinguished direction ("direction of the flow")—the d -dimensional generalization of the ensemble introduced by Avellaneda and Majda [Commun. Math. Phys. 131, 381 (1990), 10.1007/BF02161420]. The stochastic advection-diffusion equation for the transverse (divergence-free) vector field includes, as special cases, the kinematic dynamo model for magnetohydrodynamic turbulence and the linearized Navier-Stokes equation. In contrast to the well-known isotropic Kraichnan's model, where various correlation functions exhibit anomalous scaling behavior with infinite sets of anomalous exponents, here the dependence on the integral turbulence scale L has a logarithmic behavior: Instead of powerlike corrections to ordinary scaling, determined by naive (canonical) dimensions, the anomalies manifest themselves as polynomials of logarithms of L . The key point is that the matrices of scaling dimensions of the relevant families of composite operators appear nilpotent and cannot be diagonalized. The detailed proof of this fact is given for the correlation functions of arbitrary order.

Antonov, N. V.; Gulitskiy, N. M.

2015-01-01

294

Vectors from A to B  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about vectors and velocity. It outlines the addition and subtraction of vectors, and introduces the application of trigonometry to describing vectors. The resource is designed to support student analysis of THEMIS (Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms) Magnetometer line-plot data. Learners will complete worksheets consisting of problem sets that allow them to work with vector data in magnetic fields. This is activity 15 from Exploring Magnetism: Earth's Magnetic Personality.

295

Magnetic field sources and their threat to magnetic media  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Magnetic storage media (tapes, disks, cards, etc.) may be damaged by external magnetic fields. The potential for such damage has been researched, but no objective standard exists for the protection of such media. This paper summarizes a magnetic storage facility standard, Publication 933, that ensures magnetic protection of data storage media.

Jewell, Steve

1993-01-01

296

Thinned fiber Bragg grating magnetic field sensor with magnetic fluid  

Microsoft Academic Search

The refractive index of magnetic fluid may be changed by external magnetic field. Therefore, through measuring its refractive index, the intensity of the magnetic field can be obtained. Fiber Bragg grating (FBG) is sensitive to the refractive index surrounding its cladding when the diameter of cladding is reduced to a certain degree. In order to prove the sensitivity of the

Ciming Zhou; Li Ding; Dongli Wang; Yaqi Kuang; Desheng Jiang

2011-01-01

297

Harmonic undulator radiations with constant magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Harmonic undulators has been analysed in the presence of constant magnetic field along the direction of main undulator field. The spectrum modifications in harmonic undulator radiations and intensity degradation as a function of constant magnetic field magnitude at fundamental and third harmonics have been evaluated with a numerical integration method and generalised Bessel function. The role of harmonic field to overcome the intensity reduction due to constant magnetic field and energy spread in electron beam has also been demonstrated.

Jeevakhan, Hussain; Mishra, G.

2015-01-01

298

Features of the Martian Magnetic Field Structure  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the single-fluid MHD model of Mars space simulation, this paper has studied the magnetic field structure in the near-Mars space and investigated the influence of Martian crustal magnetic anomalies on the magnetic field structure. In the process of the solar wind interaction with Mars, the bow shock and magnetic pile-up region are produced. The interplanetary magnetic lines are

Yi-Teng Zhang; Lei Li

2009-01-01

299

How to Draw Magnetic Fields - II  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is an activity about depicting magnetic polarity. Learners will observe several provided drawings of magnetic field line patterns for bar magnets in simple orientations of like and unlike polarities and carefully draw the field lines and depict the polarities for several orientations, including an arrangement of six magnetic poles. This is the fourth activity in the Magnetic Math booklet; this booklet can be found on the Space Math@NASA website.

300

Report of the panel on geopotential fields: Magnetic field, section 9  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of the NASA Geodynamics program for magnetic field measurements is to study the physical state, processes and evolution of the Earth and its environment via interpretation of measurements of the near Earth magnetic field in conjunction with other geophysical data. The fields measured derive from sources in the core, the lithosphere, the ionosphere, and the magnetosphere. Panel recommendations include initiation of multi-decade long continuous scalar and vector measurements of the Earth's magnetic field by launching a five year satellite mission to measure the field to about 1 nT accuracy, improvement of our resolution of the lithographic component of the field by developing a low altitude satellite mission, and support of theoretical studies and continuing analysis of data to better understand the source physics and improve the modeling capabilities for different source regions.

Achache, Jose J.; Backus, George E.; Benton, Edward R.; Harrison, Christopher G. A.; Langel, Robert A.

1991-01-01

301

Statistics of Anisotropies in Inflation with Spectator Vector Fields  

E-print Network

We study the statistics of the primordial power spectrum in models where massless gauge vectors are coupled to the inflaton, paying special attention to observational implications of having fundamental or effective horizons embedded in a bath of infrared fluctuations. As quantum infrared modes cross the horizon, they classicalize and build a background vector field. We find that the vector experiences a statistical precession phenomenon. Implications for primordial correlators and the interpretation thereof are considered. Firstly, we show how in general two, not only one, additional observables, a quadrupole amplitude and an intrinsic shape parameter, are necessary to fully describe the correction to the curvature power spectrum, and develop a unique parametrization for them. Secondly, we show that the observed anisotropic amplitude and the associated preferred direction depend on the volume of the patch being probed. We calculate non-zero priors for the expected deviations between detections based on microwave background data (which probes the entire Hubble patch) and large scale structure (which only probes a fraction of it).

Mikjel Thorsrud; Federico R. Urban; David F. Mota

2014-05-05

302

Spectropolarimetry in the Sodium 589.6nm D1 line: Evaluating the Resulting Chromospheric (?) Vector Field Maps.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Pioneering work by T. R. Metcalf almost two decades ago pointed to the Na 589.6nm D1 line as a contender for providing chromospheric vector magnetic field measurements (using the Zeeman effect). We report here on a systematic examination of what can be expected from Sodium 589.6nm spectropolarimetry, with respects to polarization-signal amplitudes and retrieval, and the implementation of the inversion for this line based on the Jeffries, Lites & Skumanich Weak-Field Approximation algorithm. The analysis is performed using both synthetic data and observations from the Imaging Vector Magnetograph, for which a large dataset of Sodium 589.6nm vector spectropolarimetry exists. The synthetic data are based on a 3-D field extrapolated from photospheric vector magnetograms of two active regions, four distinct model atmospheres coupled with NLTE synthesis of the emergent NaI D1 Stokes polarization spectra, computed for a variety of viewing angles. In this manner, a broad representation of active-region features, field strengths and observing angles are tested using ``hare & hound'' approaches, including evaluating algorithm performance in the presence of noise and instrumental effects. We compare retrieval algorithms for the very weak (as expected) polarization signals, and evaluate the retrieved vector magnetic field at a range of inferred heights. Finally, we provide an example from the IVM and discuss the prospects for obtaining and interpreting chromospheric vector magnetic field maps. Support for this work comes from NASA NAG5-12466, NASA NNH09CE60C, AFOSR F49620-03-C-0019, NSF/NSWP ATM-0519107, NSF/SHINE ATM-0454610, and NSF CRG ATM-0551055.

Leka, K. D.

2012-05-01

303

Permanent Magnet Ecr Plasma Source With Magnetic Field Optimization  

DOEpatents

In a plasma-producing device, an optimized magnet field for electron cyclotron resonance plasma generation is provided by a shaped pole piece. The shaped pole piece adjusts spacing between the magnet and the resonance zone, creates a convex or concave resonance zone, and decreases stray fields between the resonance zone and the workpiece. For a cylindrical permanent magnet, the pole piece includes a disk adjacent the magnet together with an annular cylindrical sidewall structure axially aligned with the magnet and extending from the base around the permanent magnet. The pole piece directs magnetic field lines into the resonance zone, moving the resonance zone further from the face of the magnet. Additional permanent magnets or magnet arrays may be utilized to control field contours on a local scale. Rather than a permeable material, the sidewall structure may be composed of an annular cylindrical magnetic material having a polarity opposite that of the permanent magnet, creating convex regions in the resonance zone. An annular disk-shaped recurve section at the end of the sidewall structure forms magnetic mirrors keeping the plasma off the pole piece. A recurve section composed of magnetic material having a radial polarity forms convex regions and/or magnetic mirrors within the resonance zone.

Doughty, Frank C. (Plano, TX); Spencer, John E. (Plano, TX)

2000-12-19

304

Reconstruction of environment model by using radar vector field histograms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper presents a method of creating an environment model in collision avoidance system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The environment model is generated by the procedures processing the data from on-board equipment and digital maps. The main sensor that provides information about the current situation around the UAV is a radar obstacle detector. Each detected object is defined by such parameters as distance, speed and the number of radial zone. The method is based on the idea of the certainty grid introduced in vector field histogram method which is used as a probabilistic representation of the obstacles. The tests of developed algorithm were performed in simulated environment.

Szyma?ski, Zbigniew; Jankowski, Stanis?aw; Szczyrek, Jan

305

Two-dimensional global manifolds of vector fields.  

PubMed

We describe an efficient algorithm for computing two-dimensional stable and unstable manifolds of three-dimensional vector fields. Larger and larger pieces of a manifold are grown until a sufficiently long piece is obtained. This allows one to study manifolds geometrically and obtain important features of dynamical behavior. For illustration, we compute the stable manifold of the origin spiralling into the Lorenz attractor, and an unstable manifold in zeta(3)-model converging to an attracting limit cycle. (c) 1999 American Institute of Physics. PMID:12779872

Krauskopf, Bernd; Osinga, Hinke

1999-09-01

306

Cyclicity of a fake saddle inside the quadratic vector fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper concerns the study of small-amplitude limit cycles that appear in the phase portrait near an unfolded fake saddle singularity. This degenerate singularity is also known as an impassable grain. The canonical form of the unperturbed vector field is like a degenerate flow box. Near the singularity, the phase portrait consists of parallel fibers, all but one of which have no singular points, and at the singular fiber, there is one node. We demonstrate different techniques in order to show that the cyclicity is bigger than or equal to two when the canonical form is quadratic.

De Maesschalck, P.; Rebollo-Perdomo, S.; Torregrosa, J.

2015-01-01

307

Graphene in high magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Carbon-based nano-materials, such as graphene and carbon nanotubes, represent a fascinating research area aiming at exploring their remarkable physical and electronic properties. These materials not only constitute a playground for physicists, they are also very promising for practical applications and are envisioned as elementary bricks of the future of the nano-electronics. As for graphene, its potential already lies in the domain of opto-electronics where its unique electronic and optical properties can be fully exploited. Indeed, recent technological advances have demonstrated its effectiveness in the fabrication of solar cells and ultra-fast lasers, as well as touch-screens and sensitive photo-detectors. Although the photo-voltaic technology is now dominated by silicon-based devices, the use of graphene could very well provide higher efficiency. However, before the applied research to take place, one must first demonstrates the operativeness of carbon-based nano-materials, and this is where the fundamental research comes into play. In this context, the use of magnetic field has been proven extremely useful for addressing their fundamental properties as it provides an external and adjustable parameter which drastically modifies their electronic band structure. In order to induce some significant changes, very high magnetic fields are required and can be provided using both DC and pulsed technology, depending of the experimental constraints. In this article, we review some of the challenging experiments on single nano-objects performed in high magnetic and low temperature. We shall mainly focus on the high-field magneto-optical and magneto-transport experiments which provided comprehensive understanding of the peculiar Landau level quantization of the Dirac-type charge carriers in graphene and thin graphite.

Orlita, Milan; Escoffier, Walter; Plochocka, Paulina; Raquet, Bertrand; Zeitler, Uli

2013-01-01

308

Vlasov Equation In Magnetic Field  

E-print Network

The linearized Vlasov equation for a plasma system in a uniform magnetic field and the corresponding linear Vlasov operator are studied. The spectrum and the corresponding eigenfunctions of the Vlasov operator are found. The spectrum of this operator consists of two parts: one is continuous and real; the other is discrete and complex. Interestingly, the real eigenvalues are infinitely degenerate, which causes difficulty solving this initial value problem by using the conventional eigenfunction expansion method. Finally, the Vlasov equation is solved by the resolvent method.

Biao Wu

1999-09-07

309

An analytic solar magnetic field model  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe a simple analytic model for the magnetic field in the solar corona and interplanetary space which is appropriate to solar minimum conditions. The model combines an azimuthal current sheet in the equatorial plane with an axisymmetric multipole field representing the internal magnetic field of the Sun. The radial component of the field filling interplanetary space is approximately monopolar

M. Banaszkiewicz; W. I. Axford; J. F. McKenzie

1998-01-01

310

On the origin of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

A fresh approach to the theoretical problems raised by observations of solar magnetic fields is outlined. Tentative conclusions are made that the large-scale magnetic field from which Cowling's (1953) hypothetical toroidal field is generated by differential rotation is not itself regenerated by diffusive processes in the sun's outer layers and that this field enters the differentially rotating layer from below

D. Layzer; R. Rosner; H. T. Doyle

1979-01-01

311

Vector spin chirality and multiferroic properties in one-dimensional spin-1/2 frustrated magnets  

E-print Network

Vector spin chirality and multiferroic properties in one-dimensional spin-1/2 frustrated magnets finite even when the magnetic order is destroyed by thermal or quantum fluctua- tions. Frustrated in quasi-one- dimensional (1D) spin-1/2 frustrated magnets, LiCu2O2 [16, 17] and LiCuVO4 [18, 19, 20

Katsumoto, Shingo

312

Magnetic field effects on microwave absorbing materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The objective of this program was to gather information to formulate a microwave absorber that can work in the presence of strong constant direct current (DC) magnetic fields. The program was conducted in four steps. The first step was to investigate the electrical and magnetic properties of magnetic and ferrite microwave absorbers in the presence of strong magnetic fields. This included both experimental measurements and a literature survey of properties that may be applicable to finding an appropriate absorbing material. The second step was to identify those material properties that will produce desirable absorptive properties in the presence of intense magnetic fields and determine the range of magnetic field in which the absorbers remain effective. The third step was to establish ferrite absorber designs that will produce low reflection and adequate absorption in the presence of intense inhomogeneous static magnetic fields. The fourth and final step was to prepare and test samples of such magnetic microwave absorbers if such designs seem practical.

Goldberg, Ira; Hollingsworth, Charles S.; Mckinney, Ted M.

1991-01-01

313

Full 180° magnetization reversal with electric fields.  

PubMed

Achieving 180° magnetization reversal with an electric field rather than a current or magnetic field is a fundamental challenge and represents a technological breakthrough towards new memory cell designs. Here we propose a mesoscale morphological engineering approach to accomplishing full 180° magnetization reversals with electric fields by utilizing both the in-plane piezostrains and magnetic shape anisotropy of a multiferroic heterostructure. Using phase-field simulations, we examined a patterned single-domain nanomagnet with four-fold magnetic axis on a ferroelectric layer with electric-field-induced uniaxial strains. We demonstrated that the uniaxial piezostrains, if non-collinear to the magnetic easy axis of the nanomagnet at certain angles, induce two successive, deterministic 90° magnetization rotations, thereby leading to full 180° magnetization reversals. PMID:25512070

Wang, J J; Hu, J M; Ma, J; Zhang, J X; Chen, L Q; Nan, C W

2014-01-01

314

Full 180° Magnetization Reversal with Electric Fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Achieving 180° magnetization reversal with an electric field rather than a current or magnetic field is a fundamental challenge and represents a technological breakthrough towards new memory cell designs. Here we propose a mesoscale morphological engineering approach to accomplishing full 180° magnetization reversals with electric fields by utilizing both the in-plane piezostrains and magnetic shape anisotropy of a multiferroic heterostructure. Using phase-field simulations, we examined a patterned single-domain nanomagnet with four-fold magnetic axis on a ferroelectric layer with electric-field-induced uniaxial strains. We demonstrated that the uniaxial piezostrains, if non-collinear to the magnetic easy axis of the nanomagnet at certain angles, induce two successive, deterministic 90° magnetization rotations, thereby leading to full 180° magnetization reversals.

Wang, J. J.; Hu, J. M.; Ma, J.; Zhang, J. X.; Chen, L. Q.; Nan, C. W.

2014-12-01

315

Full 180° Magnetization Reversal with Electric Fields  

PubMed Central

Achieving 180° magnetization reversal with an electric field rather than a current or magnetic field is a fundamental challenge and represents a technological breakthrough towards new memory cell designs. Here we propose a mesoscale morphological engineering approach to accomplishing full 180° magnetization reversals with electric fields by utilizing both the in-plane piezostrains and magnetic shape anisotropy of a multiferroic heterostructure. Using phase-field simulations, we examined a patterned single-domain nanomagnet with four-fold magnetic axis on a ferroelectric layer with electric-field-induced uniaxial strains. We demonstrated that the uniaxial piezostrains, if non-collinear to the magnetic easy axis of the nanomagnet at certain angles, induce two successive, deterministic 90° magnetization rotations, thereby leading to full 180° magnetization reversals. PMID:25512070

Wang, J. J.; Hu, J. M.; Ma, J.; Zhang, J. X.; Chen, L. Q.; Nan, C. W.

2014-01-01

316

Sub arcsec evolution of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

Context: .The evolution of the concentrated magnetic field in flux tubes is one challenge of the nowadays Solar physics which requires time sequence with high spatial resolution. Aims: .Our objective is to follow the properties of the magnetic concentrations during their life, in intensity (continuum and line core), magnetic field and Doppler velocity. Methods: .We have observed solar region NOAA

Th. Roudier; J. M. Malherbe; J. Moity; S. Rondi; P. Mein; Ch. Coutard

2006-01-01

317

Exploring Magnetic Fields with a Compass  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A compass is an excellent classroom tool for the exploration of magnetic fields. Any student can tell you that a compass is used to determine which direction is north, but when paired with some basic trigonometry, the compass can be used to actually measure the strength of the magnetic field due to a nearby magnet or current-carrying wire. In this…

Lunk, Brandon; Beichner, Robert

2011-01-01

318

Discovery of Magnetic Fields in CPNs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the first time we have directly detected magnetic fields in central stars of planetary nebulae by means of spectro-polarimetry with FORS1 at the VLT. In all four objects of our sample we found kilogauss magnetic fields, in NGC 1360 and LSS 1362 with very high significance, while in Abell 36 and EGB 5 the existence of a magnetic field is probable but with less certainty. This discovery supports the hypothesis that the non-spherical symmetry of most planetary nebulae is caused by magnetic fields in AGB stars. Our high discovery rate demands mechanisms to prevent full conservation of magnetic flux during the transition to white dwarfs.

Jordan, S.; Werner, K.; O'Toole, S. J.

2005-07-01

319

Neutrino Conversions in Solar Random Magnetic Fields  

E-print Network

We consider the effect of a random magnetic field in the convective zone of the Sun superimposed to a regular magnetic field on resonant neutrino spin-flavour oscillations. We argue for the existence of a field of strongly chaotic nature at the bottom of the convective zone. In contrast to previous attempts we employ in addition a model motivated regular twisting magnetic field profile. In this scenario electron antineutrinos are produced through cascades like $\

V. B Semikoz; E. Torrente-Lujan

1998-09-16

320

Differential rotation of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

The connection of the differential rotation of solar magnetic fields with the field sign and strength is studied. The synoptic\\u000a maps of magnetic fields over the last three solar cycles taken at the Kitt Peak Observatory served as input data for the study.\\u000a The algorithm of magnetic field filtering over 14 chosen strengt intervals and successive 5-degree latitude zones was

O. A. Andreyeva; Ya. I. Zyelyk; N. N. Stepanian

2008-01-01

321

Five-dimensional rotating black hole in a uniform magnetic field: The gyromagnetic ratio  

Microsoft Academic Search

In four dimensional general relativity, the fact that a Killing vector in a\\u000avacuum spacetime serves as a vector potential for a test Maxwell field provides\\u000aone with an elegant way of describing the behaviour of electromagnetic fields\\u000anear a rotating Kerr black hole immersed in a uniform magnetic field. We use a\\u000asimilar approach to examine the case of

A. N. Aliev; Valeri P. Frolov

2004-01-01

322

Use of along-track magnetic field differences in lithospheric field modelling  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We demonstrate that first differences of polar orbiting satellite magnetic data in the along-track direction can be used to obtain high resolution models of the lithospheric field. Along-track differences approximate the north-south magnetic field gradients for non-polar latitudes. In a test case, using 2 yr of low altitude data from the CHAMP satellite, we show that use of along-track differences of vector field data results in an enhanced recovery of the small scale lithospheric field, compared to the use of the vector field data themselves. We show that the along-track technique performs especially well in the estimation of near zonal spherical harmonic coefficients. Moreover, lithospheric field models determined using along-track differences are found to be less sensitive to the presence of unmodelled external field contributions and problems associated with the polar gap are ameliorated. Experiments in modelling the Earth's lithospheric magnetic field with along-track differences are presented here as a proof of concept. We anticipate that use of such along-track differences in combination with east-west field differences, as are now provided by the Swarm satellite constellation, will be important in building the next generation of lithospheric field models.

Kotsiaros, S.; Finlay, C. C.; Olsen, N.

2015-02-01

323

Magnetic field waves at Uranus  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The research efforts funded by the Uranus Data Analysis Program (UDAP) grant to the Bartol Research Institute (BRI) involved the study of magnetic field waves associated with the Uranian bow shock. Upstream wave studies are motivated as a study of the physics of collisionless shocks. Collisionless shocks in plasmas are capable of 'reflecting' a fraction of the incoming thermal particle distribution and directing the resulting energetic particle motion back into the upstream region. Once within the upstream region, the backward streaming energetic particles convey information of the approaching shock to the supersonic flow. This particle population is responsible for the generation of upstream magnetic and electrostatic fluctuations known as 'upstream waves', for slowing the incoming wind prior to the formation of the shock ramp, and for heating of the upstream plasma. The waves produced at Uranus not only differed in several regards from the observations at other planetary bow shocks, but also gave new information regarding the nature of the reflected particle populations which were largely unmeasurable by the particle instruments. Four distinct magnetic field wave types were observed upstream of the Uranian bow shock: low-frequency Alfven or fast magnetosonic waves excited by energetic protons originating at or behind the bow shock; whistler wave bursts driven by gyrating ion distributions within the shock ramp; and two whistler wave types simultaneously observed upstream of the flanks of the shock and argued to arise from resonance with energetic electrons. In addition, observations of energetic particle distributions by the LECP experiment, thermal particle populations observed by the PLS experiment, and electron plasma oscillations recorded by the PWS experiment proved instrumental to this study and are included to some degree in the papers and presentations supported by this grant.

Smith, Charles W.; Goldstein, Melvyn L.; Lepping, Ronald P.; Mish, William H.; Wong, Hung K.

1994-01-01

324

Vectors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson was created by Larry Friesen and Anne Gillis for Butler Community College. It will help physics and calculus students differentiate between the uses of vectors in mathematics vs. physics. This website provides two PDF documents that give detailed lessons about vectors, including an overview of terminology, sample problems, and an HTML worksheet is also provided. For educators or students, this site offers well laid-out lessons and/or practice with vectors.

Friesen, Larry; Gillis, Anne

2008-04-18

325

Graphical interactive generation of gravity and magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Gravity and magnetic observation surveys aimed to the exploration of Earth subsurface are nowadays increasingly growing, due to their superior cost-effectiveness. They can be applied to a great variety of applications, ranging in scale from archaeological and engineering site investigations up to regional and global crust studies of Earth. In potential fields analysis, many algorithms, designed to extract quantitative subsurface information, do exist. Before using these methods on real data and in order to verify their effectiveness, they are usually tested on synthetic data. However, due to synthetic calculation complexity, magnetic and gravimetric sources are often replaced with simple geometrical primitives (spheres, cylinders or prisms) very far from being representative of real geological sources. A suite of MATLABs procedures called GamField is presented that greatly simplifies the graphical windows interactive construction of complex 3-D distributions of Cartesian prisms for gravity and magnetic anomaly modeling. The package can be used to compute a large variety of synthetic fields aimed at testing the quality of several interpretation techniques. Unlike already published PC-based codes, that compute either a magnetic or gravity field, GamField permits the combined calculation of both fields, their gradients and the magnetic vector components, through a graphical interactive 3-D approach in the construction of generic sources. GamField is maintained by the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) and can be freely downloaded.

Pignatelli, A.; Nicolosi, I.; Carluccio, R.; Chiappini, M.; von Frese, R. R.

2011-12-01

326

Vector scattering from one-dimensional periodic perfectly conducting surface: transverse magnetic polarization.  

PubMed

Based on the Rayleigh hypothesis and Floquet's theorem, a vector method for studying electromagnetic wave scattering from a one-dimensional periodic conducting surface with tapered transverse magnetic (TM) wave incidence is presented. The fields are represented by vectors instead of scalars so that the vector behavior of scattering (such as cross polarization) can be naturally explored. The new formulation opens a wide range of applications of the method, concerning not only gratings used in TM polarization but also conical diffraction, crossed gratings, two-dimensional problems, photonic band gaps, nonlinear optics, etc. The numerical results are consistent with the T-matrix method in the particular case in which the plane of incidence is perpendicular to the generators of the surface. For the general case in which the plane of incidence is not perpendicular to generators of the surface, the proposed method obtains significant results that reveal cross-polarized and anisotropic characteristics in the scattering while the energy balance is kept satisfactory. This straightforward approach is much more efficient than the T-matrix; thus it is suitable to extend to other more involved periodic scattering problems. PMID:25401261

Huang, Qi; Dong, Tian-Lin; Chen, Boyuan; Li, Qingxia; Tian, Jiasheng; Chen, Ping

2014-10-01

327

vectors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The word vector comes from the Latin term vehere, to carry. In Biology, a vector is an agent which carries disease, such as a mosquito carrying infected blood from one patient to the next. In physics, a vector is a quantity which has both a magnitude and a direction associated with it. The most commonly used example of vectors in everyday life is velocity. When you drive your car, your speedometer tells you the speed of your car, but it doesn't tell you where you are going. The combination of both where you are going and how fast you are going there is your car's velocity.

David Joiner

328

Multiresolution and Explicit Methods for Vector Field Analysis and Visualization  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This is a request for a second renewal (3d year of funding) of a research project on the topic of multiresolution and explicit methods for vector field analysis and visualization. In this report, we describe the progress made on this research project during the second year and give a statement of the planned research for the third year. There are two aspects to this research project. The first is concerned with the development of techniques for computing tangent curves for use in visualizing flow fields. The second aspect of the research project is concerned with the development of multiresolution methods for curvilinear grids and their use as tools for visualization, analysis and archiving of flow data. We report on our work on the development of numerical methods for tangent curve computation first.

Nielson, Gregory M.

1997-01-01

329

Construction of Solar-Wind-Like Magnetic Fields  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Fluctuations in the solar wind fields tend to not only have velocities and magnetic fields correlated in the sense consistent with Alfven waves traveling from the Sun, but they also have the magnitude of the magnetic field remarkably constant despite their being broadband. This paper provides, for the first time, a method for constructing fields with nearly constant magnetic field, zero divergence, and with any specified power spectrum for the fluctuations of the components of the field. Every wave vector, k, is associated with two polarizations the relative phases of these can be chosen to minimize the variance of the field magnitude while retaining the\\random character of the fields. The method is applied to a case with one spatial coordinate that demonstrates good agreement with observed time series and power spectra of the magnetic field in the solar wind, as well as with the distribution of the angles of rapid changes (discontinuities), thus showing a deep connection between two seemingly unrelated issues. It is suggested that using this construction will lead to more realistic simulations of solar wind turbulence and of the propagation of energetic particles.

Roberts, Dana Aaron

2012-01-01

330

Multipole Models of the Earth's Magnetic Field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To develop a mathematical model of rotational motion of an artificial satellite about its center of mass under the action of various forces (magnetic, Lorentz, etc.) caused by the geomagnetic field, it is necessary to know the induction of the Earth's magnetic field (EMF) as a function of the radius vector of a given point in the near-Earth space. Because the EMF possesses a complex structure and the above-mentioned functional dependence is unavailable in explicit analytic form, a set of approximate models of the EMF should be used. The simplest such model-a right dipole (aligned with the axis of rotation)-does not enable one to reveal in detail the influence of diurnal EMF rotation on the rotational motion of a satellite. The next EMF approximation-an inclined magnetic dipole-does not suffer from the above-mentioned drawback. However, it is shown that not all corrections to the magnetic induction of the EMF of the same order of magnitude are taken into account in the course of transformation from the model of aligned dipole to the model of inclined dipole. So, to develop the EMF model accurately accounting for the absence of axial symmetry of the EMF with respect to the axis of diurnal rotation of the Earth, in general, the effect of the quadrupole component of the geomagnetic potential on the EMF induction (and, probably, even the components of higher orders) must be taken into consideration. By using the International Geomagnetic Reference Field IGRF-2000, the multipole models of the EMF, corresponding to quadrupole, octupole, and higher-order approximations, were constructed and studied in this work. The EMF potential is expressed in terms of its multipole tensors. As a result, projections of the induction and induction gradient of EMF in the center of mass of the satellite onto the axes of the orbital coordinate system can be written in convenient and concise form. The expressions for the first four multipole tensors through the known geomagnetic constants are found. A method for estimating the reliability of these models is put forward, and the regions of applicability of the quadrupole and octupole models are drawn on the plane of orbital parameters.

Tikhonov, A. A.; Petrov, K. G.

2002-05-01

331

RAPID CHANGES OF PHOTOSPHERIC MAGNETIC FIELD AFTER TETHER-CUTTING RECONNECTION AND MAGNETIC IMPLOSION  

SciTech Connect

The rapid, irreversible change of the photospheric magnetic field has been recognized as an important element of the solar flare process. This Letter reports such a rapid change of magnetic fields during the 2011 February 13 M6.6 flare in NOAA AR 11158 that we found from the vector magnetograms of the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) with 12 minute cadence. High-resolution magnetograms of Hinode that are available at {approx}-5.5, -1.5, 1.5, and 4 hr relative to the flare maximum are used to reconstruct a three-dimensional coronal magnetic field under the nonlinear force-free field (NLFFF) assumption. UV and hard X-ray images are also used to illuminate the magnetic field evolution and energy release. The rapid change is mainly detected by HMI in a compact region lying in the center of the magnetic sigmoid, where the mean horizontal field strength exhibited a significant increase of 28%. The region lies between the initial strong UV and hard X-ray sources in the chromosphere, which are cospatial with the central feet of the sigmoid according to the NLFFF model. The NLFFF model further shows that strong coronal currents are concentrated immediately above the region, and that, more intriguingly, the coronal current system underwent an apparent downward collapse after the sigmoid eruption. These results are discussed in favor of both the tether-cutting reconnection producing the flare and the ensuing implosion of the coronal field resulting from the energy release.

Liu Chang; Deng Na; Liu Rui; Jing Ju; Xu Yan; Wang Shuo; Wang Haimin [Space Weather Research Laboratory, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102-1982 (United States); Lee, Jeongwoo [Physics Department, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102-1982 (United States); Wiegelmann, Thomas, E-mail: chang.liu@njit.edu [Max Planck Institut fuer Sonnensystemforschung (MPS), Max-Planck-Strasse 2, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau (Germany)

2012-01-20

332

COMPARISON OF ATMOSPHERIC MOTION VECTORS AND DENSE VECTOR FIELDS CALCULATED FROM MSG IMAGES  

E-print Network

. Vectors calculated with both methods show in general similar directions, but the speed of dense vectors estimation method. 2. DATA In this case study, we used Meteosat-8 (MSG-1) images from 5-June-2004, around 12

Szantai André

333

Semiconductor Crystal Growth in Static and Rotating Magnetic fields  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Magnetic fields have been applied during the growth of bulk semiconductor crystals to control the convective flow behavior of the melt. A static magnetic field established Lorentz forces which tend to reduce the convective intensity in the melt. At sufficiently high magnetic field strengths, a boundary layer is established ahead of the solid-liquid interface where mass transport is dominated by diffusion. This can have a significant effect on segregation behavior and can eliminate striations in grown crystals resulting from convective instabilities. Experiments on dilute (Ge:Ga) and solid solution (Ge-Si) semiconductor systems show a transition from a completely mixed convective state to a diffusion-controlled state between 0 and 5 Tesla. In HgCdTe, radial segregation approached the diffusion limited regime and the curvature of the solid-liquid interface was reduced by a factor of 3 during growth in magnetic fields in excess of 0.5 Tesla. Convection can also be controlled during growth at reduced gravitational levels. However, the direction of the residual steady-state acceleration vector can compromise this effect if it cannot be controlled. A magnetic field in reduced gravity can suppress disturbances caused by residual transverse accelerations and by random non-steady accelerations. Indeed, a joint program between NASA and the NHMFL resulted in the construction of a prototype spaceflight magnet for crystal growth applications. An alternative to the suppression of convection by static magnetic fields and reduced gravity is the imposition of controlled steady flow generated by rotating magnetic fields (RMF)'s. The potential benefits of an RMF include homogenization of the melt temperature and concentration distribution, and control of the solid-liquid interface shape. Adjusting the strength and frequency of the applied magnetic field allows tailoring of the resultant flow field. A limitation of RMF's is that they introduce deleterious instabilities above a critical magnetic field value. Growth conditions in which static magnetic fields rotational magnetic fields, and reduced gravitational levels can have a beneficial role will be described.

Volz, Martin

2004-01-01

334

Bipolar pulse field for magnetic refrigeration  

DOEpatents

A magnetic refrigeration apparatus includes first and second steady state magnets, each having a field of substantially equal strength and opposite polarity, first and second bodies made of magnetocaloric material disposed respectively in the influence of the fields of the first and second steady state magnets, and a pulsed magnet, concentric with the first and second steady state magnets, and having a field which cycles between the fields of the first and second steady state magnets, thereby cyclically magnetizing and demagnetizing and thus heating and cooling the first and second bodies. Heat exchange apparatus of suitable design can be used to expose a working fluid to the first and second bodies of magnetocaloric material. A controller is provided to synchronize the flow of working fluid with the changing states of magnetization of the first and second bodies.

Lubell, Martin S. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1994-01-01

335

Vector-valued spherical Slepian functions for lithospheric-field analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

One of the mission objectives of Swarm is to resolve and model the lithospheric magnetic field with maximal resolution and accuracy, even in the presence of contaminating signals from secondary sources. In addition, and more generally, lithospheric-field data analysis will have to successfully merge information from the global to the regional scale. In the past decade or so, a variety of global-to-regional modeling techniques have come of age that have, however, been met with mixed feelings by the geomagnetics community. In particular, the theory of scalar Slepian functions has been developed for applications mostly in geodesy, but support from within geomagnetism has been tepid. In the Proceedings of the First Swarm International Science Meeting, now six years ago, it was written with reference to Slepian localization analysis that these methods are theoretically powerful but still need to find their way from the applied mathematician's desk to the geophysicist practitioners'. In the intervening six years "these methods" have done just that, and thereby enjoyed much use in a variety of fields: but the root cause of their slow adoption for lithospheric-field analysis had not been remediated. To this date, only the theory of scalar Slepian functions on the sphere has been completely worked out. In this contribution we report on the development, at last, of a complete vectorial spherical Slepian basis, suited for applications specifically of geomagnetic data analysis, representation, and model inversion. We have designed a basis of vector functions on the sphere that are simultaneously bandlimited to a chosen maximum spherical harmonic degree, while optimally focused on an arbitrarily shaped region of interest. The construction of these bases of vector functions is achieved by solving Slepian's spatiospectral optimization problem in the vector case, as has been done before for scalar functions on the sphere. Scalar Slepian functions have proven to be very useful in fields as wide as geodesy, geomagnetism, gravimetry, geodynamics, biomedical science, planetary science and cosmology. We expect the same benefits from our newly designed vector Slepian bases for example in the inversion for crustal magnetization. In this presentation, we discuss our construction in detail, including a treatment of numerical efficiency for a variety of specific scenarios, and discuss the first examples of fully vectorial-field representation and approximation tailored to problems in lithospheric-field analysis.

Plattner, A.; Simons, F. J.

2012-04-01

336

Polar magnetic field reversals on the Sun  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The polar magnetic fields on the Sun have been an attractive subject for solar researches since Babcock measured them in solar cycle 19. One of the remarkable features of the polar magnetic fields is their reversal during the maxima of 11-year sunspot cycles. I have present results of the investigations of the polar magnetic field using SOHO-mdi data. It is found, that the polar magnetic field reversal is detected with mdi data for polar region within 78° 88°. The North Pole has changed polarity in CR1975 (April 2001). The South reversed later in CR1980 (September 2001). The total unsigned magnetic flux does not show the dramatic decreasing during the polar reversals due to omnipresent bi-polar small-scale magnetic elements. The observational and theoretical aspects of the polar magnetic field reversals are discussed.

Benevolenskaya, Elena E.

2007-08-01

337

Exploring Magnetic Fields in Your Environment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a lesson about measuring magnetic field directions of Earth and in the environment. First, learners go outside, far away from buildings, power lines, or anything electrical or metal, and use compasses to identify magnetic North. Next, they use the compasses to probe whether there are any sources of magnetic fields in the local environment, including around electronic equipment such as a CD player and speakers. This is the first lesson in the second session of the Exploring Magnetism teacher guide.

338

Cosmological Magnetic Fields and CMBR Polarization  

E-print Network

A simple introduction to physics of CMBR polarization and the Faraday rotation of the latter in cosmic magnetic field is presented. The content of the lecture is the following: 1. Description of polarization of photons. 2. Polarization field of CMBR. 3. Faraday effect. 4. Cosmic magnetic fields. 5. Faraday rotation of CMBR polarization.

A. D. Dolgov

2005-03-21

339

Fiber Bragg Grating Magnetic Field Sensor  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we demonstrate experimentally a magnetic field sensor using a fiber Bragg grating. The shift in the Bragg condition as a result of strain applied on the fiber mounted on a nickel base by the magnetic field gives an indirect measure of the field. The proposed method overcomes the need for long fiber lengths required in methods such

K. V. Madhav; K. Ravi Kumar; T. Srinivas; S. Asokan

2006-01-01

340

Artificial magnetic field induced by an evanescent wave.  

PubMed

Cold atomic gases are perfect laboratories for realization of quantum simulators. In order to simulate solid state systems in the presence of magnetic fields special effort has to be made because atoms are charge neutral. There are different methods for realization of artificial magnetic fields, that is the creation of specific conditions so that the motion of neutral particles mimics the dynamics of charged particles in an effective magnetic field. Here, we consider adiabatic motion of atoms in the presence of an evanescent wave. Theoretical description of the adiabatic motion involves artificial vector and scalar potentials related to the Berry phases. Due to the large gradient of the evanescent field amplitude, the potentials can be strong enough to induce measurable effects in cold atomic gases. We show that the resulting artificial magnetic field is able to induce vortices in a Bose-Einstein condensate trapped close to a surface of a prism where the evanescent wave is created. We also analyze motion of an atomic cloud released from a magneto-optical trap that falls down on the surface of the prism. The artificial magnetic field is able to reflect falling atoms that can be observed experimentally. PMID:25567430

Mochol, Ma?gorzata; Sacha, Krzysztof

2015-01-01

341

Artificial magnetic field induced by an evanescent wave  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Cold atomic gases are perfect laboratories for realization of quantum simulators. In order to simulate solid state systems in the presence of magnetic fields special effort has to be made because atoms are charge neutral. There are different methods for realization of artificial magnetic fields, that is the creation of specific conditions so that the motion of neutral particles mimics the dynamics of charged particles in an effective magnetic field. Here, we consider adiabatic motion of atoms in the presence of an evanescent wave. Theoretical description of the adiabatic motion involves artificial vector and scalar potentials related to the Berry phases. Due to the large gradient of the evanescent field amplitude, the potentials can be strong enough to induce measurable effects in cold atomic gases. We show that the resulting artificial magnetic field is able to induce vortices in a Bose-Einstein condensate trapped close to a surface of a prism where the evanescent wave is created. We also analyze motion of an atomic cloud released from a magneto-optical trap that falls down on the surface of the prism. The artificial magnetic field is able to reflect falling atoms that can be observed experimentally.

Mochol, Ma?gorzata; Sacha, Krzysztof

2015-01-01

342

Artificial magnetic field induced by an evanescent wave  

PubMed Central

Cold atomic gases are perfect laboratories for realization of quantum simulators. In order to simulate solid state systems in the presence of magnetic fields special effort has to be made because atoms are charge neutral. There are different methods for realization of artificial magnetic fields, that is the creation of specific conditions so that the motion of neutral particles mimics the dynamics of charged particles in an effective magnetic field. Here, we consider adiabatic motion of atoms in the presence of an evanescent wave. Theoretical description of the adiabatic motion involves artificial vector and scalar potentials related to the Berry phases. Due to the large gradient of the evanescent field amplitude, the potentials can be strong enough to induce measurable effects in cold atomic gases. We show that the resulting artificial magnetic field is able to induce vortices in a Bose-Einstein condensate trapped close to a surface of a prism where the evanescent wave is created. We also analyze motion of an atomic cloud released from a magneto-optical trap that falls down on the surface of the prism. The artificial magnetic field is able to reflect falling atoms that can be observed experimentally. PMID:25567430

Mochol, Ma?gorzata; Sacha, Krzysztof

2015-01-01

343

Static uniform magnetic fields and amoebae  

SciTech Connect

Three species of potentially pathogenic amoebae were exposed to 71 and 106.5 mT from constant homogeneous magnetic fields and examined for inhibition of population growth. The number of amoebae for three species was significantly less than controls after a 72 h exposure to the magnetic fields when the temperature was 20 C or above. Axenic cultures, i.e., cultures grown without bacteria, were significantly affected after only 24 h. In 20 of 21 tests using the three species, the magnetic field significantly inhibited the growth of amoebae. In one test in which the temperature was 20 C for 48 h, exposure to the magnetic field was not inhibitory. Final numbers of magnetic field-exposed amoebae ranged from 9 to 72% lower than the final numbers of unexposed controls, depending on the species. This research may lead to disinfection strategies utilizing magnetic fields for surfaces on which pathogenic amoebae may proliferate.

Berk, S.G.; Srikanth, S.; Mahajan, S.M.; Ventrice, C.A. [Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville, TN (United States)] [Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville, TN (United States)

1997-03-01

344

Magnetic field sensor for isotropically sensing an incident magnetic field in a sensor plane  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A magnetic field sensor that isotropically senses an incident magnetic field. This is preferably accomplished by providing a magnetic field sensor device that has one or more circular shaped magnetoresistive sensor elements for sensing the incident magnetic field. The magnetoresistive material used is preferably isotropic, and may be a CMR material or some form of a GMR material. Because the sensor elements are circular in shape, shape anisotropy is eliminated. Thus, the resulting magnetic field sensor device provides an output that is relatively independent of the direction of the incident magnetic field in the sensor plane.

Pant, Bharat B. (Inventor); Wan, Hong (Inventor)

2001-01-01

345

Modeling the lithospheric magnetic field over France by means of revised spherical cap harmonic analysis  

E-print Network

first vector lithospheric field model over France, which extends from surface to 500 km of altitude features. The model variation with altitude also suggests that the major French magnetic anomaly, the Paris masked by the core field. A possible way to unravel the lithospheric field precisely is to combine

Thébault, Erwan

346

Magnetic field waves at Uranus  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The proposed research efforts funded by the UDAP grant to the BRI involve the study of magnetic field waves associated with the Uranian bow shock. This is a collaborative venture bringing together investigators at the BRI, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). In addition, other collaborations have been formed with investigators granted UDAP funds for similar studies and with investigators affiliated with other Voyager experiments. These investigations and the corresponding collaborations are included in the report. The proposed effort as originally conceived included an examination of waves downstream from the shock within the magnetosheath. However, the observations of unexpected complexity and diversity within the upstream region have necessitated that we confine our efforts to those observations recorded upstream of the bow shock on the inbound and outbound legs of the encounter by the Voyager 2 spacecraft.

Smith, Charles W.; Goldstein, Melvyn L.; Lepping, Ronald P.; Mish, William H.; Wong, Hung K.

1991-01-01

347

Lattice distortions in magnetic fields  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A study is made of the stability of the possible lattice structures which result from the magnetic-field-induced lattice deformation introduced by Araujo and Khmelnitskii. The deformed lattice may either be the result of a single distortion occurring along a particular direction or of a superposition of distortions in different directions. In a noninteracting electron model the energy variation of the electron system will determine which final lattice structure is the most stable. When electron interactions are considered in the Hartree approximation we find that the energy variation of the electron system alone will not determine which final structure is the most stable. The latter is then imposed by the lattice itself. If the distortion turns out to be unidirectional then the corresponding charge-density wave should be weakly pinned even in the absence of impurities.

Araujo, Miguel A. N.

1996-09-01

348

Extraterrestrial Magnetic Fields: Achievements and Opportunities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The major scientific achievements associated with the measurement of magnetic fields in space over the past decade and a half are reviewed. Aspects of space technology relevant to magnetic-field observations are discussed, including the different types of magnetometers used and how they operate, problems arising from spacecraft-generated magnetic fields and the appropriate countermeasures that have been developed and on-board processing

EDWARD J. SMITHAND; Charles Sonett

1976-01-01

349

Femtotesla Magnetic Field Measurement with Magnetoresistive Sensors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The measurement of magnetic fields in the femtotesla (fT, 10-15 tesla) range is important for applications such as magnetometry, quantum computing, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, and magnetoencephalography. The only sensors capable of detecting these very small fields have been based on low-temperature superconducting quantum interference devices operating at 4.2 kelvin. We present a magnetic field sensor that combines a superconducting

Myriam Pannetier; Claude Fermon; Gerald Le Goff; Juha Simola; Emma Kerr

2004-01-01

350

Dynamics of solar magnetic fields. VI  

Microsoft Academic Search

A mathematical model is developed to consider the evolution of force-free magnetic fields in relation to the displacements of their foot-points. For a magnetic field depending on only two Cartesian coordinates and time, the problem reduces to solving a nonlinear elliptic partial differential equation. As illustration of the physical process, two specific examples of evolving force-free magnetic fields are examined

B. C. Low; Y. Nakagawa

1975-01-01

351

Modeling solar force-free magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

A class of nonlinear force-free magnetic fields is presented, described in terms of the solutions to a second-order, nonlinear ordinary differential equation. These magnetic fields are three-dimensional, filling the infinite half-space above a plane where the lines of force are anchored. They model the magnetic fields of the sun over active regions with a striking geometric realism. The total energy

B. C. Low; Y. Q. Lou

1990-01-01

352

Screening magnetic fields by superconductors: A simple model  

SciTech Connect

We introduce a simple approach to evaluate the magnetic field distribution around superconducting samples, based on the London equations; the elementary variable is the vector potential. This procedure has no adjustable parameters, only the sample geometry and the London length, ?, determine the solution. This approach was validated by comparing the induction field calculated to the one measured above MgB{sub 2} disks of different diameters, at 20?K and for applied fields lower than 0.4?T. The model can be applied if the flux line penetration inside the sample can be neglected when calculating the induction field distribution outside the superconductor. We conclude by showing on a cup-shape geometry how one can design a magnetic shield satisfying a specific constraint.

Caputo, J.-G., E-mail: caputo@insa-rouen.fr [Laboratoire de Mathématiques, INSA de Rouen, Avenue de l'Université, 76801 Saint-Etienne du Rouvray (France); Gozzelino, L.; Laviano, F.; Ghigo, G.; Gerbaldo, R. [Department of Applied Science and Technology, Politecnico di Torino, 10129, Torino (Italy); Noudem, J.; Thimont, Y.; Bernstein, P. [CRISMAT/LUSAC, Physics Department, Université de Caen (France)

2013-12-21

353

Maxwell fields and Poynting vector in the proximity of a chiral molecule  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The electromagnetic field operators for a chiral (optically active) molecule are calculated in the Heisenberg picture, using the multipolar Hamiltonian. Interactions involving electric-dipole, magnetic-dipole, and electric-quadrupole moments are taken into account. The operators are expanded in powers of moments, and expressions correct to quadratic powers in the moments are given. Comparable contributions from diamagnetic interactions are also presented. The properties of these operators are discussed. Terms that are linear in the moments are found to act in the electron space alone; those quadratic in the moments act in both the electron and photon spaces. The operators are used to calculate the Poynting vector, from which the spontaneous emission rates for magnetic-dipole and electric-quadrupole transitions are obtained. Attention is drawn to the inverse square dependence of the Poynting vector on the distance of the field point from the source. This behavior is shown to be consistent with the requirement of local conservation of energy. The operators are used in the following paper [J. K. Jenkins, A. Salam, and T. Thirunamachandran, Phys. Rev. A 50, 4767 (1994)] to calculate dispersion energies between two optically active molecules.

Salam, A.; Thirunamachandran, T.

1994-12-01

354

Ferroelectric Cathodes in Transverse Magnetic Fields  

SciTech Connect

Experimental investigations of a planar ferroelectric cathode in a transverse magnetic field up to 3 kGs are presented. It is shown that the transverse magnetic field affects differently the operation of ferroelectric plasma cathodes in ''bright'' and ''dark'' modes in vacuum. In the ''bright'' mode, when the surface plasma is formed, the application of the transverse magnetic field leads to an increase of the surface plasma density. In the ''dark'' mode, the magnetic field inhibits the development of electron avalanches along the surface, as it does similarly in other kinds of surface discharges in the pre-breakdown mode.

Alexander Dunaevsky; Yevgeny Raitses; Nathaniel J. Fisch

2002-07-29

355

Magnetic field measurements in tokamak plasmas  

SciTech Connect

The measurement of the poloidal magnetic field in a tokamak plasma from the Zeeman splitting and polarization of the magnetic dipole radiation from heavy ions is discussed. When viewed from a direction perpendicular to the toroidal field, the effect of the poloidal field on the circularly polarized radiation is detectable using a photoelectric polarimeter. The Zeeman splittings for a number of magnetic dipole transitions with wavelengths in the range 2300--9300 A are presented. An imaging polarimeter is proposed that can measure the poloidal magnetic field with space and time resolution.

Feldman, U.; Seely, J.F.; Sheeley,Jr., N.R.; Suckewer, S.; Title, A.M.

1984-11-01

356

Magnetic fields in anisotropic relativistic stars  

E-print Network

Relativistic, spherically symmetric configurations consisting of a gravitating magnetized anisotropic fluid are studied. For such configurations, we obtain static equilibrium solutions with an axisymmetric, poloidal magnetic field produced by toroidal electric currents. The presence of such a field results in small deviations of the shape of the configuration from spherical symmetry. This in turn leads to the modification of an equation for the current and correspondingly to changes in the structure of the internal magnetic field for the systems supported by the anisotropic fluid, in contrast to the case of an isotropic fluid, where such deviations do not affect the magnetic field.

Vladimir Folomeev; Vladimir Dzhunushaliev

2015-01-26

357

Five years of magnetic field management  

SciTech Connect

The extensive publicity of epidemiological studies inferring correlation between 60 Hz magnetic fields and childhood leukemia prompted world wide research programs that have as a goal to determine if low frequency magnetic fields represent any risk for the general population, children or utility workers. While supporting this research effort through EPRI, Con Edison embarked on a technical research program aimed to: characterize magnetic fields as to intensity and variation in time; and investigate practical means to manage these magnetic fields through currently known methods. The final goal of these research projects is to establish viable methods to reduce magnetic field intensity to desired values at reasonable distances from the sources. This goal was pursued step by step, starting with an inventory of the main sources of magnetic fields in substations, distribution and transmission facilities and generating plants. The characterization of the sources helped to identify typical cases and select specific cases, far practical applications. The next step was to analyze the specific cases and develop design criteria for managing the magnetic fields in new installations. These criteria included physical arrangement of equipment based oil calculation of magnetic fields, cancellation effect, desired maximum field intensity at specific points and shielding with high magnetic permeability metals (mu-metal and steel). This paper summarizes the authors` experiences and shows the results of the specific projects completed in recent years.

Durkin, C.J.; Fogarty, R.P.; Halleran, T.M.; Mark, Dr. D.A.; Mukhopadhyay, A.

1995-01-01

358

Studies of strong magnetic field produced by permanent magnet array for magnetic refrigeration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The success of a room temperature magnetic refrigerator (RTMR) depends critically on two essential parts: a high magnetic field and a magnetic refrigerant material with large magnetocaloric effect. A carefully designed hollow cylindrical permanent magnet array (HCPMA) can be used to provide strong magnetic field in the cavity, the magnitude of the resulting static field can be even greater than the remanence magnetization of the magnets comprising a HCPMA. A thorough understanding of the magnetic field distribution will provide an invaluable insight into the design and optimization of HCPMA in the reciprocating and rotary RTMR systems. Here, we show a construction of a 16 piece HCPMA with realistic dimensions and we illustrate the mechanism of generating a high magnetic field in such device. We present an effective way to calculate the field distribution of a permanent magnet array with finite size and an unsymmetrical geometry. Furthermore, detailed numerical results of the magnetic field distribution and its dependence on device dimensions are presented.

Xu, X. N.; Lu, D. W.; Yuan, G. Q.; Han, Y. S.; Jin, X.

2004-06-01

359

Magnetic monopole field exposed by electrons  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The experimental search for magnetic monopole particles has, so far, been in vain. Nevertheless, these elusive particles of magnetic charge have fuelled a rich field of theoretical study. Here, we created an approximation of a magnetic monopole in free space at the end of a long, nanoscopically thin magnetic needle. We experimentally demonstrate that the interaction of this approximate magnetic monopole field with a beam of electrons produces an electron vortex state, as theoretically predicted for a true magnetic monopole. This fundamental quantum mechanical scattering experiment is independent of the speed of the electrons and has consequences for all situations where electrons meet such monopole magnetic fields, as, for example, in solids. The set-up not only shows an attractive way to produce electron vortex states but also provides a unique insight into monopole fields and shows that electron vortices might well occur in unexplored solid-state physics situations.

Béché, Armand; van Boxem, Ruben; van Tendeloo, Gustaaf; Verbeeck, Jo

2014-01-01

360

Swarm: ESA's Magnetic Field Mission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Swarm is the fifth Earth Explorer mission in ESA's Living Planet Programme, and is scheduled for launch in fall 2012. The objective of the Swarm mission is to provide the best-ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution using a constellation of three identical satellites. The mission shall deliver data that allow access to new insights into the Earth system by improved scientific understanding of the Earth's interior and near-Earth electromagnetic environment. After launch and triple satellite release at an initial altitude of about 490 km, a pair of the satellites will fly side-by-side with slowly decaying altitude, while the third satellite will be lifted to 530 km to complete the Swarm constellation. High-precision and high-resolution measurements of the strength, direction and variation of the magnetic field, complemented by precise navigation, accelerometer and electric field measurements, will provide the observations required to separate and model various sources of the geomagnetic field and near-Earth current systems. The mission science goals are to provide a unique view into Earth's core dynamics, mantle conductivity, crustal magnetisation, ionospheric and magnetospheric current systems and upper atmosphere dynamics - ranging from understanding the geodynamo to contributing to space weather. The scientific objectives and results from recent scientific studies will be presented. In addition the current status of the project, which is presently in the final stage of the development phase, will be addressed. A consortium of European scientific institutes is developing a distributed processing system to produce geophysical (Level 2) data products for the Swarm user community. The setup of the Swarm ground segment and the contents of the data products will be addressed. In case the Swarm satellites are already in orbit, a summary of the on-going mission operations activities will be given.

Plank, G.; Floberghagen, R.; Menard, Y.; Haagmans, R.

2012-12-01

361

Swarm: ESA's Magnetic Field Mission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Swarm is the fifth Earth Explorer mission in ESA's Living Planet Programme, and is scheduled for launch in 2013. The objective of the Swarm mission is to provide the best-ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution using a constellation of 3 identical satellites. The Mission shall deliver data that allow access to new insights into the Earth system by improved scientific understanding of the Earth's interior and near-Earth electromagnetic environment. After launch and triple satellite release at an initial altitude of about 490 km, a pair of the satellites will fly side-by-side with slowly decaying altitude, while the third satellite will be lifted to 530 km to complete the Swarm constellation. High-precision and high-resolution measurements of the strength, direction and variation of the magnetic field, complemented by precise navigation, accelerometer and electric field measurements, will provide the observations required to separate and model various sources of the geomagnetic field and near-Earth current systems. The mission science goals are to provide a unique view into Earth's core dynamics, mantle conductivity, crustal magnetisation, ionospheric and magnetospheric current systems and upper atmosphere dynamics - ranging from understanding the geodynamo to contributing to space weather. The scientific objectives and results from recent scientific studies will be presented. In addition the current status of the project, which is presently in the final stage of the development phase, will be addressed. A consortium of European scientific institutes is developing a distributed processing system to produce geophysical (Level 2) data products for the Swarm user community. The setup of the Swarm ground segment and the contents of the data products will be addressed. More information on Swarm can be found at www.esa.int/esaLP/LPswarm.html.

Plank, Gernot; Haagmans, Roger; Floberghagen, Rune; Menard, Yvon

2013-04-01

362

Swarm: ESA's Magnetic Field Mission  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Swarm is the fifth Earth Explorer mission in ESA's Living Planet Programme, and is scheduled for launch in fall 2013. The objective of the Swarm mission is to provide the best-ever survey of the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution using a constellation of three identical satellites. The mission shall deliver data that allow access to new insights into the Earth system by improved scientific understanding of the Earth's interior and near-Earth electromagnetic environment. After launch and triple satellite release at an initial altitude of about 490 km, a pair of the satellites will fly side-by-side with slowly decaying altitude, while the third satellite will be lifted to 530 km to complete the Swarm constellation. High-precision and high-resolution measurements of the strength, direction and variation of the magnetic field, complemented by precise navigation, accelerometer and electric field measurements, will provide the observations required to separate and model various sources of the geomagnetic field and near-Earth current systems. The mission science goals are to provide a unique view into Earth's core dynamics, mantle conductivity, crustal magnetisation, ionospheric and magnetospheric current systems and upper atmosphere dynamics - ranging from understanding the geodynamo to contributing to space weather. The scientific objectives and results from recent scientific studies will be presented. In addition the current status of the project, which is presently in the final stage of the development phase, will be addressed. A consortium of European scientific institutes is developing a distributed processing system to produce geophysical (Level 2) data products for the Swarm user community. The setup of the Swarm ground segment and the contents of the data products will be addressed. In case the Swarm satellites are already in orbit, a summary of the on-going mission operations activities will be given. More information on Swarm can be found at www.esa.int/esaLP/LPswarm.html.

Plank, G.; Floberghagen, R.; Menard, Y.; Haagmans, R.

2013-12-01

363

Vectors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page introduces vectors as an extension of numbers having both magnitude and direction. The initial motivation is to describe velocity but the material includes a general discussion of vector algebra and an application to forces for the inclined plane. The page contains links to a related lesson plan and further opportunities to explore vectors. This is part of the extensive web site "From Stargazers to Starships", that uses space exploration and space science to introduce topics in physics and astronomy. Translations in Spanish and French are available.

Stern, David

2006-07-16

364

Low-degree Structure in Mercury's Planetary Magnetic Field  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The structure of Mercury's internal magnetic field has been determined from analysis of orbital Magnetometer measurements by the MESSENGER spacecraft. We identified the magnetic equator on 531 low-altitude and 120 high-altitude equator crossings from the zero in the radial cylindrical magnetic field component, Beta (sub rho). The low-altitude crossings are offset 479 +/- 6 km northward, indicating an offset of the planetary dipole. The tilt of the magnetic pole relative to the planetary spin axis is less than 0.8 deg.. The high-altitude crossings yield a northward offset of the magnetic equator of 486 +/- 74 km. A field with only nonzero dipole and octupole coefficients also matches the low-altitude observations but cannot yield off-equatorial Beta (sub rho) = 0 at radial distances greater than 3520 km. We compared offset dipole and other descriptions of the field with vector field observations below 600 km for 13 longitudinally distributed, magnetically quiet orbits. An offset dipole with southward directed moment of 190 nT-R-cube (sub M) yields root-mean-square (RMS) residuals below 14 nT, whereas a field with only dipole and octupole terms tuned to match the polar field and the low-altitude magnetic equator crossings yields RMS residuals up to 68 nT. Attributing the residuals from the offset-dipole field to axial degree 3 and 4 contributions we estimate that the Gauss coefficient magnitudes for the additional terms are less than 4% and 7%, respectively, relative to the dipole. The axial alignment and prominent quadrupole are consistent with a non-convecting layer above a deep dynamo in Mercury's fluid outer core.

Anderson, Brian J.; Johnson, Catherine L.; Korth, Haje; Winslow, Reka M.; Borovsky, Joseph E.; Purucker, Michael E.; Slavin, James A.; Solomon, Sean C.; Zuber, Maria T.; McNutt, Ralph L. Jr.

2012-01-01

365

Five Dimensional Rotating Black Hole in a Uniform Magnetic Field. The Gyromagnetic Ratio  

E-print Network

In four dimensional general relativity, the fact that a Killing vector in a vacuum spacetime serves as a vector potential for a test Maxwell field provides one with an elegant way of describing the behaviour of electromagnetic fields near a rotating Kerr black hole immersed in a uniform magnetic field. We use a similar approach to examine the case of a five dimensional rotating black hole placed in a uniform magnetic field of configuration with bi-azimuthal symmetry, that is aligned with the angular momenta of the Myers-Perry spacetime. Assuming that the black hole may also possess a small electric charge we construct the 5-vector potential of the electromagnetic field in the Myers-Perry metric using its three commuting Killing vector fields. We show that, like its four dimensional counterparts, the five dimensional Myers-Perry black hole rotating in a uniform magnetic field produces an inductive potential difference between the event horizon and an infinitely distant surface. This potential difference is determined by a superposition of two independent Coulomb fields consistent with the two angular momenta of the black hole and two nonvanishing components of the magnetic field. We also show that a weakly charged rotating black hole in five dimensions possesses two independent magnetic dipole moments specified in terms of its electric charge, mass, and angular momentum parameters. We prove that a five dimensional weakly charged Myers-Perry black hole must have the value of the gyromagnetic ratio g=3.

A. N. Aliev; Valeri P. Frolov

2004-01-14

366

Automated Handwritten Characters Recognition Based on a Vector Field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to obtain a low computational cost method for automatic handwritten characters recognition, this paper proposes a combined system of two rough classification methods based on features of a vector field: one is an autocorrelation matrix method, and another is a low frequency Fourier expansion method. In each method, the similarity is defined as a weighted sum of the squared values of the inner product between input pattern and the reference patterns that are normalized eigenvectors of KL (Karhunen-Loeve) expansion. This paper also describes a way of deciding the weight coefficients using Linear Regression Method, and shows the effectiveness of the proposed method by illustrating some experimentation results for 3036 categories of handwritten Japanese characters.

Izumi, Tetsuya; Hattori, Tetsuo; Kitajima, Hiroyuki; Yamasaki, Toshinori

367

Magnetic field optimization of permanent magnet undulators for arbitrary polarization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Techniques for improving the magnetic field quality of APPLE II undulators are discussed. Individual block characterization including the inhomogeneities of the magnetization permits a precise prediction of field integrals as required for sorting. Specific shimming procedures adapted to the magnetic design of APPLE II undulators have to be employed in order to meet the stringent requirements of insertion devices in third generation synchrotron radiation sources as demonstrated for BESSY.

Bahrdt, J.; Frentrup, W.; Gaupp, A.; Scheer, M.; Englisch, U.

2004-01-01

368

SIMULATING MAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE ANTENNAE GALAXIES  

SciTech Connect

We present self-consistent high-resolution simulations of NGC 4038/4039 (the 'Antennae galaxies') including star formation, supernova feedback, and magnetic fields performed with the N-body/smoothed particle hydrodynamic (SPH) code GADGET, in which magnetohydrodynamics are followed with the SPH method. We vary the initial magnetic field in the progenitor disks from 10{sup -9} to 10{sup -4} G. At the time of the best match with the central region of the Antennae system, the magnetic field has been amplified by compression and shear flows to an equilibrium field value of {approx}10 {mu}G, independent of the initial seed field. These simulations are a proof of the principle that galaxy mergers are efficient drivers for the cosmic evolution of magnetic fields. We present a detailed analysis of the magnetic field structure in the central overlap region. Simulated radio and polarization maps are in good morphological and quantitative agreement with the observations. In particular, the two cores with the highest synchrotron intensity and ridges of regular magnetic fields between the cores and at the root of the southern tidal arm develop naturally in our simulations. This indicates that the simulations are capable of realistically following the evolution of the magnetic fields in a highly nonlinear environment. We also discuss the relevance of the amplification effect for present-day magnetic fields in the context of hierarchical structure formation.

Kotarba, H.; Karl, S. J.; Naab, T.; Johansson, P. H.; Lesch, H. [University Observatory Munich, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 Munich (Germany); Dolag, K.; Stasyszyn, F. A., E-mail: kotarba@usm.lmu.d [Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, D-85741 Garching (Germany)

2010-06-20

369

Fine structure of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

The deduction of magnetic fields from chromospheric structure is extended to active regions and transverse fields. Fields independently predicted by these rules from a high resolution Ha filtergram are compared with a high resolution magnetogram. The Ha method has the advantage over conventional magnetograms that it shows transverse fields and relates the fields to the real Sun. It has the

Harold Zirin

1972-01-01

370

Magnetic-field effects in non-magnetic glasses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently, it was found that the multi-component glass a-BaO-Al2O3-SiO2 exhibits unusual magnetic properties at very low temperatures. Thus the question arises whether this is a specialty of that particular glass or a more general phenomenon. We report here on our studies of the magnetic-field dependence of the dielectric properties of the borosilicate glass BK7 which contains only a negligible amount of magnetic impurities. Since this glass also responds sensitively to magnetic fields, our investigations demonstrate that the reaction of glasses to magnetic fields is not caused by magnetic impurities but reflects a more general phenomenon. In addition, we have observed that the variation of the dielectric constant and the loss angle with magnetic field depend on the amplitude of the electric field that is used to measure the glass capacitance. We present the data and discuss possible origins of the magnetic-field phenomena in non-magnetic glasses.

Wohlfahrt, M.; Strehlow, P.; Enss, C.; Hunklinger, S.

2001-12-01

371

Thinned fiber Bragg grating magnetic field sensor with magnetic fluid  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The refractive index of magnetic fluid may be changed by external magnetic field. Therefore, through measuring its refractive index, the intensity of the magnetic field can be obtained. Fiber Bragg grating (FBG) is sensitive to the refractive index surrounding its cladding when the diameter of cladding is reduced to a certain degree. In order to prove the sensitivity of the thinned fiber Bragg grating to refractive index, series of experiments, such as the fabrication of thinned FBG, tuning magnetic field and obtaining spectral characterizations, are carried out. After the FBG is etched for 193 minutes by HF solution at 22%, the FBG starts to be sensitive to the surrounding refractive index and the Bragg wavelength decreases sharply with the etching process. The thinned FBG has been packaged to a container filled with MF. Using a tunable magnetic field the refractive index of magnetic fluid could be changed and the Bragg wavelength of FBG shifts correspondingly. Both the wavelength and the light power are sensitive to magnetic field and the sensitivity of wavelength is 2.3 pm/mT at least in the condition of proposed experiment. The obtained results show that the thinned FBG sensor with magnetic fluid could be applicable for magnetic field and current sensing.

Zhou, Ciming; Ding, Li; Wang, Dongli; Kuang, Yaqi; Jiang, Desheng

2011-05-01

372

Dynamical evolution of a vector field perturbation coupled to the Einstein tensor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have investigated the wave dynamics of a vector field perturbation coupling to the Einstein tensor in the four-dimensional Reissner-Nordström black hole spacetime. Our results show that besides the dependence on the coupling between the vector field and Einstein tensor, the wave dynamic equation of the vector field perturbation strongly depends on the parity of the perturbation itself, which is quite different from that of the usual vector field perturbation without the coupling in the four-dimensional spacetime. Moreover, we also find that the vector field perturbation with odd parity grows with an exponential rate if the coupling strength is stronger than a certain critical value. However, the vector field perturbation with even parity always decays in the Reissner-Nordström black hole spacetime.

Chen, Songbai; Jing, Jiliang

2014-12-01

373

Vector spin modeling for magnetic tunnel junctions with voltage dependent effects  

SciTech Connect

Integration and co-design of CMOS and spin transfer devices requires accurate vector spin conduction modeling of magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) devices. A physically realistic model of the MTJ should comprehend the spin torque dynamics of nanomagnet interacting with an injected vector spin current and the voltage dependent spin torque. Vector spin modeling allows for calculation of 3 component spin currents and potentials along with the charge currents/potentials in non-collinear magnetic systems. Here, we show 4-component vector spin conduction modeling of magnetic tunnel junction devices coupled with spin transfer torque in the nanomagnet. Nanomagnet dynamics, voltage dependent spin transport, and thermal noise are comprehended in a self-consistent fashion. We show comparison of the model with experimental magnetoresistance (MR) of MTJs and voltage degradation of MR with voltage. Proposed model enables MTJ circuit design that comprehends voltage dependent spin torque effects, switching error rates, spin degradation, and back hopping effects.

Manipatruni, Sasikanth, E-mail: sasikanth.manipatruni@intel.com; Nikonov, Dmitri E.; Young, Ian A. [Exploratory Integrated Circuits, Components Research, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 (United States)

2014-05-07

374

MAGNETIC FIELDS IN INTERSTELLAR CLOUDS FROM ZEEMAN OBSERVATIONS: INFERENCE OF TOTAL FIELD STRENGTHS BY BAYESIAN ANALYSIS  

SciTech Connect

The only direct measurements of interstellar magnetic field strengths depend on the Zeeman effect, which samples the line-of-sight component B{sub z} of the magnetic vector. In this paper, we use a Bayesian approach to analyze the observed probability density function (PDF) of B{sub z} from Zeeman surveys of H I, OH, and CN spectral lines in order to infer a density-dependent stochastic model of the total field strength B in diffuse and molecular clouds. We find that at n < 300 cm{sup -3} (in the diffuse interstellar medium sampled by H I lines), B does not scale with density. This suggests that diffuse clouds are assembled by flows along magnetic field lines, which would increase the density but not the magnetic field strength. We further find strong evidence for B in molecular clouds being randomly distributed between very small values and a maximum that scales with volume density n as B {proportional_to} n {sup 0.65} for n>300 cm{sup -3}, with an uncertainty at the 50% level in the power-law exponent of about {+-}0.05. This break-point density could be interpreted as the average density at which parsec-scale clouds become self-gravitating. Both the uniform PDF of total field strengths and the scaling with density suggest that magnetic fields in molecular clouds are often too weak to dominate the star formation process. The stochasticity of the total field strength B implies that many fields are so weak that the mass/flux ratio in many clouds must be significantly supercritical. A two-thirds power law comes from isotropic contraction of gas too weakly magnetized for the magnetic field to affect the morphology of the collapse. On the other hand, our study does not rule out some clouds having strong magnetic fields with critical mass/flux ratios.

Crutcher, Richard M. [Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801 (United States); Wandelt, Benjamin [UPMC Universite Paris 06, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, 98 bis, boulevard Arago, 75014 Paris (France); Heiles, Carl [Astronomy Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States); Falgarone, Edith [LRA/LERMA, CNRS UMR 8112, Ecole Normale Superieure and Observatoire de Paris, Paris (France); Troland, Thomas H. [Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 (United States)

2010-12-10

375

Videomagnetograph studies of solar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

Observations of magnetic field diffusion in weak plage regions have been made using the analog videomagnetograph at the California Institute of Technology. Points of magnetic flux, usually described as ‘vertex points’ of the magnetic network, were found to have a mean lifetime of three to four days, and to disperse primarily by means of two mechanisms: a random walk with

Robert C. Smithson

1973-01-01

376

The Moessbauer effect in homogeneous magnetic field  

E-print Network

We derive the probability of the Moessbauer effect realized by the charged particle moving in the homogeneous magnetic field, or, in accelerating field. The submitted approach represents new deal of the Moessbauer physics. Key

Miroslav Pardy

2014-03-20

377

Magnetic field decay in model SSC dipoles  

SciTech Connect

We have observed that some of our model SSC dipoles have long time constant decays of the magnetic field harmonics with amplitudes large enough to result in significant beam loss, if they are not corrected. The magnets were run at constant current at the SSC injection field level of 0.3 tesla for one to three hours and changes in the magnetic field were observed. One explanation for the observed field decay is time dependent superconductor magnetization. Another explanation involves flux creep or flux flow. Data are presented on how the decay changes with previous flux history. Similar magnets with different Nb-Ti filament spacings and matrix materials have different long time field decay. A theoretical model using proximity coupling and flux creep for the observed field decay is discussed. 10 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

Gilbert, W.S.; Althaus, R.F.; Barale, P.J.; Benjegerdes, R.W.; Green, M.A.; Green, M.I.; Scanlan, R.M.

1988-08-01

378

Magnetic Field Seeding through Supernova Feedback  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Stellar feedback occurring at small-scales can significantly impact the evolution of galaxies at much larger scales. For example, an appropriate feedback mechanism, including thermal and radiative components, can help regulate star formation, particularly in low-mass galaxies. While feedback models are generally prevalent in numerical simulations, the magnetic component is often neglected. However, measurements of galaxies indicate the presence of fields with a strength on the order of µG. Previous studies have demonstrated the formation of these fields through the amplification of a primordial magnetic field. Here, we describe a self-consistent prescription where magnetic fields are injected in supernova injections, calibrated by observations of magnetic fields in supernova remnants. These fields will then become seeds that evolve by way of mixing and turbulence to result in galactic-scale magnetic fields. As a proof of concept, we apply this method to model the supernova of a single Population III star and trace the evolution of the injected magnetic field. Future studies will apply this prescription to study not only the effects of magnetic fields on galaxy formation and evolution, but also the growth of the magnetized bubbles that form in the IGM.

Koh, Daegene; Wise, John

2015-01-01

379

Graphene Nanoribbon in Sharply Localized Magnetic Fields  

E-print Network

We study the effect of a sharply localized magnetic field on the electron transport in a strip (ribbon) of graphene sheet, which allows to give results for the transmission and reflection probability through magnetic barriers. The magnetic field is taken as a single and double delta type localized functions, which are treated later as the zero width limit of gaussian fields. For both field configurations, we evaluate analytically and numerically their transmission and reflection coefficients. The possibility of spacial confinement due to the inhomogeneous field configuration is also investigated.

Abdulaziz D. Alhaidari; Hocine Bahlouli; Abderrahim El Mouhafid; Ahmed Jellal

2011-03-21

380

MAGNETIC FIELD IN THE ISOLATED MASSIVE DENSE CLUMP IRAS 20126+4104  

SciTech Connect

We measured polarized dust emission at 350 {mu}m toward the high-mass star-forming massive dense clump IRAS 20126+4104 using the SHARC II Polarimeter, SHARP, at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. Most of the observed magnetic field vectors agree well with magnetic field vectors obtained from a numerical simulation for the case when the global magnetic field lines are inclined with respect to the rotation axis of the dense clump. The results of the numerical simulation show that rotation plays an important role on the evolution of the massive dense clump and its magnetic field. The direction of the cold CO 1-0 bipolar outflow is parallel to the observed magnetic field within the dense clump as well as the global magnetic field, as inferred from optical polarimetry data, indicating that the magnetic field also plays a critical role in an early stage of massive star formation. The large-scale Keplerian disk of the massive (proto)star rotates in an almost opposite sense to the clump's envelope. The observed magnetic field morphology and the counterrotating feature of the massive dense clump system provide hints to constrain the role of magnetic fields in the process of high-mass star formation.

Shinnaga, Hiroko; Phillips, Thomas G. [California Institute of Technology Submillimeter Observatory, 111 Nowelo Street, Hilo, HI 96720 (United States); Novak, Giles [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, 633 Clark Street Evanston, IL 60208 (United States); Vaillancourt, John E. [Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, Universities Space Research Association, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA 94035 (United States); Machida, Masahiro N. [Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University, 6-10-1 Hakozaki, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8581 (Japan); Kataoka, Akimasa [Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawa-Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Tomisaka, Kohji [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and Department of Astronomy, School of Physical Sciences, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Osawa 2-21-1, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Davidson, Jacqueline; Houde, Martin [School of Physics, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Perth (Australia); Dowell, C. Darren [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, MS 169-506, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Leeuw, Lerothodi [SETI Institute, 515 North Whisman Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94043 (United States)

2012-05-10

381

Parker's magnetic field and relativistic jets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We consider the motion of high-energy charged particles (cosmic rays) in Parker's spiral magnetic field. We show that under radial particle ejection from a sphere outside which there is Parker's magnetic field, all of the particles escaping from the sphere are focused either along the field symmetry axis or in the equatorial plane, depending on the field polarity. Based on the results obtained, we propose a possible model that explains the origin of relativistic jets.

Kichigin, G. N.

2014-10-01

382

Magnetic isotope and magnetic field effects on the DNA synthesis  

PubMed Central

Magnetic isotope and magnetic field effects on the rate of DNA synthesis catalysed by polymerases ? with isotopic ions 24Mg2+, 25Mg2+ and 26Mg2+ in the catalytic sites were detected. No difference in enzymatic activity was found between polymerases ? carrying 24Mg2+ and 26Mg2+ ions with spinless, non-magnetic nuclei 24Mg and 26Mg. However, 25Mg2+ ions with magnetic nucleus 25Mg were shown to suppress enzymatic activity by two to three times with respect to the enzymatic activity of polymerases ? with 24Mg2+ and 26Mg2+ ions. Such an isotopic dependence directly indicates that in the DNA synthesis magnetic mass-independent isotope effect functions. Similar effect is exhibited by polymerases ? with Zn2+ ions carrying magnetic 67Zn and non-magnetic 64Zn nuclei, respectively. A new, ion–radical mechanism of the DNA synthesis is suggested to explain these effects. Magnetic field dependence of the magnesium-catalysed DNA synthesis is in a perfect agreement with the proposed ion–radical mechanism. It is pointed out that the magnetic isotope and magnetic field effects may be used for medicinal purposes (trans-cranial magnetic treatment of cognitive deceases, cell proliferation, control of the cancer cells, etc). PMID:23851636

Buchachenko, Anatoly L.; Orlov, Alexei P.; Kuznetsov, Dmitry A.; Breslavskaya, Natalia N.

2013-01-01

383

MAGNETIC FIELD CONFINEMENT IN THE SOLAR CORONA. I. FORCE-FREE MAGNETIC FIELDS B. Fornberg,2  

E-print Network

MAGNETIC FIELD CONFINEMENT IN THE SOLAR CORONA. I. FORCE-FREE MAGNETIC FIELDS N. Flyer,1 B Axisymmetric force-free magnetic fields external to a unit sphere are studied as solutions to boundary value against expansion into the unbounded space. This property as a basic mechanism for solar coronal mass

Fornberg, Bengt

384

A weak combined magnetic field changes root gravitropism  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Immobile higher plants are oriented in the gravitational field due to gravitropim that is a physiological growth reaction and consists of three phases: reception of a gravitational signal by statocytes, its transduction to the elongation zone, and finally the organ bending. According to the starch-statolith hypothesis, amyloplasts in the specialized graviperceptive cells - statocytes sediment in the direction of a gravitational vector in the distal part of a cell. The polar arrangement of organelles is maintained by means of the cytoskeleton. On the Kholodny-Went's, theory the root bending is provided by the polar movement of auxin from a root cap to the elongation zone. It is also known that gravistimulation initiates a rapid Ca2+ redistribution in a root apex. Calcium ions modify an activity of many cytoskeletal proteins and clustering of calcium channels may be directed by actin microfilaments. Although the available data show the Ca2+ and cytoskeleton participation in graviperception and signal transduction, the clear evidence with regard to the participation of cytoskeletal elements and calcium ions in these processes is therefore substantial but still circumstantial and requires new experimental data. Roots are characterized with positive gravitropism, i. e. they grow in the direction of a gravitational vector. It was first shown by us that roots change the direction of a gravitropic reaction under gravistimulation in the weak combined magnetic field with a frequency of 32 Hz. 2-3-day old cress seedlings were gravistimulated in moist chambers, which are placed in ?-metal shields. Inside ? -metal shields, combined magnetic fields have been created. Experiments were performed in darkness at temperature 20±10C. Measurements of the magnitude of magnetic fields were carried out with a flux-gate magnetometer. Cress roots reveal negative gravitropism, i. e. they grow in the opposite direction to a gravitational vector, during 2 h of gravistimulation and then roots begin to grow more or less parallel to the Earth's surface, i.e. they reveal plagiotropism. Since such combined magnetic field is adjusted to the cyclotron frequency of Ca2+ ions, these observations demonstrate the participation of calcium ions in root gravitropism. Cyclotron frequency of Ca2+ ions is the formal frequency of ion rotation in the static magnetic field. Simultaneous applying the altering magnetic field with the same frequency can provoke auto-oscillation in the system and consequently change the rate and/or the direction of Ca2+ ion flow in a root under gravistimulation. The data of light, electron, and confocal laser microscopy and kinetics of a gravitropic reaction, which have been obtained on such the new original model, are discussed in the light of current concepts of root gravitropism.

Kordyum, E. L.; Bogatina, N. I.; Kalinina, Ja. M.; Sheykina, N. V.

385

On the Development of a Magnetically Vectored Variable ISP Plasma Rocket  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The development of a Magnetically Vectored Variable I(sub sp) Plasma Rocket at the Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory (ASPL) is in progress at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The facility is using a small, 3.2 m tandem mirror device to study the application of RF heated magnetically contained plasmas for space propulsion. The central cell radius is 0.1 m and fields of 0.2 T and 2 T are possible in the central and end-cell mirror sections, respectively. A magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) injector has just been acquired and will be used along with other methods of plasma refueling. A 1 MW magnet power supply upgrade is being developed with full implementation by the Spring of 1997. Two microwave systems for discharge initiation and plasma heating at 2.45 GHz and 14.0 GHz, respectively, are in operation. Additionally, RF systems with 200 kW and 1 MW of power are being modified and conditioned for operation. The concept provides electrode-less operation and variable thrush'specific impulse at constant power (200 -30 N /5000-30,000 seconds at 10 MW with a 60% efficiency). Optimization for speed or payload are possible with the same engine, giving the rocket great flexibility. Missions to Mars in 90 days are described, and missions to Pluto are under study.

Feliciano, Enectali Figueroa; Diaz, Franklin R. Chang; Squire, Jared P.

1997-01-01

386

The magnetic field of ? Ori A  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Magnetic fields play a significant role in the evolution of massive stars. About 7% of massive stars are found to be magnetic at a level detectable with current instrumentation (Wade et al. 2013) and only a few magnetic O stars are known. Detecting magnetic field in O stars is particularly challenging because they only have few, often broad, lines to measure the field, which leads to a deficit in the knowledge of the basic magnetic properties of O stars. We present new spectropolarimetric Narval observations of ? Ori A. We also provide a new analysis of both the new and older data taking binarity into account. The aim of this study was to confirm the presence of a magnetic field in ? Ori A. We identify that it belongs to ? Ori Aa and characterize it.

Blazère, A.; Neiner, C.; Bouret, J.-C.; Tkachenko, A.

2015-01-01

387

High concentration ferronematics in low magnetic fields  

E-print Network

We investigated experimentally the magneto-optical and dielectric properties of magnetic-nanoparticle-doped nematic liquid crystals (ferronematics). Our studies focus on the effect of the very small orienting bias magnetic field $B_{bias}$, and that of the nematic director pretilt at the boundary surfaces in our systems sensitive to low magnetic fields. Based on the results we assert that $B_{bias}$ is not necessarily required for a detectable response to low magnetic fields, and that the initial pretilt, as well as the aggregation of the nanoparticles play an important (though not yet explored enough) role.

T. Tóth-Katona; P. Salamon; N. Éber; N. Tomašovi?ová; Z. Mitróová; P. Kop?anský

2014-09-05

388

Interplanetary stream magnetism: Kinematic effects. [solar magnetic fields and wind  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The particle density, and the magnetic field intensity and direction are calculated in corotating streams of the solar wind, assuming that the solar wind velocity is constant and radial and that its azimuthal variations are not two rapid. The effects of the radial velocity profile in corotating streams on the magnetic fields were examined using kinematic approximation and a variety of field configurations on the inner boundary. Kinematic and dynamic effects are discussed.

Burlaga, L. F.; Barouch, E.

1974-01-01

389

Fluctuating magnetic field induced resonant activation.  

PubMed

In this paper, we have studied the properties of a Brownian particle at stationary state in the presence of a fluctuating magnetic field. Time dependence of the field makes the system thermodynamically open. As a signature of that the steady state distribution function becomes function of damping strength, intensity of fluctuations and constant parts of the applied magnetic field. It also depends on the correlation time of the fluctuating magnetic field. Our another observation is that the random magnetic field can induce the resonant activation phenomenon. Here correlation time is increased under the fixed variance of the fluctuating field. But if the correlation time (?) increases under the fixed field strength then the mean first passage time rapidly grows at low ? and it almost converges at other limit. This is sharp contrast to the usual colored noise driven open system case where the mean first passage time diverges exponentially. We have also observed that a giant enhancement of barrier crossing rate occurs particularly at large strength of constant parts of the applied magnetic field even for very weak fluctuating magnetic field. Finally, break down of the Arrhenius result and disappearance of the Kramers' turn over phenomenon may occur in the presence of a fluctuating magnetic field. PMID:25494726

Mondal, Shrabani; Das, Sudip; Baura, Alendu; Bag, Bidhan Chandra

2014-12-14

390

Fluctuating magnetic field induced resonant activation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we have studied the properties of a Brownian particle at stationary state in the presence of a fluctuating magnetic field. Time dependence of the field makes the system thermodynamically open. As a signature of that the steady state distribution function becomes function of damping strength, intensity of fluctuations and constant parts of the applied magnetic field. It also depends on the correlation time of the fluctuating magnetic field. Our another observation is that the random magnetic field can induce the resonant activation phenomenon. Here correlation time is increased under the fixed variance of the fluctuating field. But if the correlation time (?) increases under the fixed field strength then the mean first passage time rapidly grows at low ? and it almost converges at other limit. This is sharp contrast to the usual colored noise driven open system case where the mean first passage time diverges exponentially. We have also observed that a giant enhancement of barrier crossing rate occurs particularly at large strength of constant parts of the applied magnetic field even for very weak fluctuating magnetic field. Finally, break down of the Arrhenius result and disappearance of the Kramers' turn over phenomenon may occur in the presence of a fluctuating magnetic field.

Mondal, Shrabani; Das, Sudip; Baura, Alendu; Bag, Bidhan Chandra

2014-12-01

391

Homogenization of nanostructured media in magnetic field  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Problem of homogenization of nanostructured media in magnetic field has been considered. Possibility of introduction of effective material parameters dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability for three classes of media such as magnetic metal nanostructures, film metal-dielectric composite media and 3D-nanocomposites on the base of opal matrices has been investigated. It has been stated that the introduction of effective parameters far from magnetic resonance conditions is possible at millimeter waveband frequencies. Strict introduction of effective magnetic permeability of nanostructured media near magnetic resonance is not possible.

Rinkevich, A. B.; Perov, D. V.

2014-11-01

392

Two-axis magnetic field sensor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A ferromagnetic thin-film based magnetic field sensor with first and second sensitive direction sensing structures each having a nonmagnetic intermediate layer with two major surfaces on opposite sides thereof having a magnetization reference layer on one and an anisotropic ferromagnetic material sensing layer on the other having a length in a selected length direction and a smaller width perpendicular thereto and parallel to the relatively fixed magnetization direction. The relatively fixed magnetization direction of said magnetization reference layer in each is oriented in substantially parallel to the substrate but substantially perpendicular to that of the other. An annealing process is used to form the desired magnetization directions.

Jander, Albrecht (Inventor); Nordman, Catherine A. (Inventor); Qian, Zhenghong (Inventor); Smith, Carl H. (Inventor)

2006-01-01

393

Orientation effects in pulsed magnetic field treatment  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the orientation effects on residual stress release by pulsed magnetic field treatment. Specimens are produced by tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding and the initial residual stresses in them are measured by the hole-drilling method. With different orientations these specimens are treated in the same magnetic field and the residual stresses are measured for the second time. By

Cai Zhipeng; Lin Jian; Zhao Haiyan; Lu Anli

2005-01-01

394

A search for weak stellar magnetic fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

The magnetic fields of normal main sequence stars, supergiants, and mercury-manganese stars were measured in metal lines with the magnetometer of the main stellar spectrograph and in hydrogen lines with the spectropolarimeter at the 6-meter telescope. These data were analyzed statistically with data obtained by other authors. It is concluded that the dipole magnetic fields of the stars studied hardly

Yu. V. Glagolevskij; I. I. Romanyuk; I. D. Najdenov; V. G. Shtol

1991-01-01

395

Magnetic Fields at the Center of Coils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this note we synthesize and extend expressions for the magnetic field at the center of very short and very long current-carrying coils. Elementary physics textbooks present the following equation for the magnetic field inside a very long current-carrying coil (solenoid): B[subscript sol] = µ[subscript 0] (N/L) I, (1) where I is the current, N…

Binder, Philippe; Hui, Kaleonui; Goldman, Jesse

2014-01-01

396

Space Quantization in a Gyrating Magnetic Field  

Microsoft Academic Search

The nonadiabatic transitions which a system with angular momentum J makes in a magnetic field which is rotating about an axis inclined with respect to the field are calculated. It is shown that the effects depend on the sign of the magnetic moment of the system. We therefore have an absolute method for measuring the sign and magnitude of the

I. I. Rabi

1937-01-01

397

The magnetic field of an infinite solenoid  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We use the Biot-Savart law for filamentary currents to show that the magnetic field produced by an infinitely long straight strip of infinitesimal width carrying a uniform transverse surface current can be written in simple geometrical terms. We use this result to calculate the magnetic field of an infinite solenoid of arbitrary but uniform cross-sectional shape.

Espinosa, Olivier; Slusarenko, Viktor

2003-09-01

398

Coulomb crystals in the magnetic field.  

PubMed

The body-centered-cubic Coulomb crystal of ions in the presence of a uniform magnetic field is studied using the rigid electron background approximation. The phonon mode spectra are calculated for a wide range of magnetic-field strengths and for several orientations of the field in the crystal. The phonon spectra are used to calculate the phonon contribution to the crystal energy, entropy, specific heat, Debye-Waller factor of ions, and the rms ion displacements from the lattice nodes for a broad range of densities, temperatures, chemical compositions, and magnetic fields. Strong magnetic field dramatically alters the properties of quantum crystals. The phonon specific heat increases by many orders of magnitude. The ion displacements from their equilibrium positions become strongly anisotropic. The results can be relevant for dusty plasmas, ion plasmas in Penning traps, and especially for the crust of magnetars (neutron stars with superstrong magnetic fields B > or approximately equal 10(14) G ). The effect of the magnetic field on ion displacements in a strongly magnetized neutron star crust can suppress the nuclear reaction rates and make them extremely sensitive to the magnetic-field direction. PMID:19905459

Baiko, D A

2009-10-01

399

Does the solar magnetic field increase?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We consider measurements of the general magnetic field (GMF) of the Sun as a star at four world observatories from 1968 until\\u000a 1999. We show that, within the error limits, the mean strength of the photospheric magnetic field H (of its longitudinal component, in magnitude) has not changed over the last 32 years. This is in conflict with the recent

V. A. Kotov; I. V. Kotova

2001-01-01

400

Solar magnetic fields measurements with a magneto-optical filter  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The presence of a magnetic field at different levels inside the sun has crucial implications for helioseismology. The solar oscillation observing program carried out since 1983 at Mt. Wilson with Cacciani magneto-optical filter has recently been modified to acquire full-disk magnetograms with 2 arcsec spatial resolution. A method for the correct determination of magnetic maps which are free of contamination by velocity signal is presented. It is shown that no cross-talk exists between the Doppler and Zeeman shifts of the Na D lines, provided that instrumental polarization effects are taken into account. The observed line-of-sight photospheric field was used to map the vector field in the inner corona, above active regions, in the current free approximation.

Cacciani, A.; Ricci, D.; Rosati, P.; Rhodes, E. J.; Smith, E.

1990-01-01

401

Permanent magnet edge-field quadrupole  

DOEpatents

Planar permanent magnet edge-field quadrupoles for use in particle accelerating machines and in insertion devices designed to generate spontaneous or coherent radiation from moving charged particles are disclosed. The invention comprises four magnetized rectangular pieces of permanent magnet material with substantially similar dimensions arranged into two planar arrays situated to generate a field with a substantially dominant quadrupole component in regions close to the device axis. 10 figs.

Tatchyn, R.O.

1997-01-21

402

Permanent magnet edge-field quadrupole  

DOEpatents

Planar permanent magnet edge-field quadrupoles for use in particle accelerating machines and in insertion devices designed to generate spontaneous or coherent radiation from moving charged particles are disclosed. The invention comprises four magnetized rectangular pieces of permanent magnet material with substantially similar dimensions arranged into two planar arrays situated to generate a field with a substantially dominant quadrupole component in regions close to the device axis.

Tatchyn, Roman O. (Mountain View, CA)

1997-01-01

403

Solar magnetic fields and the dynamo theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Unlike Earth’s dipolar magnetic fields, solar magnetic fields consist of wide ranges of length-scales and strengths, and interestingly, they evolve in a cyclic fashion with a 22-year periodicity. A magnetohydrodynamic dynamo operating in the Sun is most likely responsible for producing the solar magnetic activity cycle. While the first solar dynamo models were built half a century ago, recent views

M. Dikpati

2005-01-01

404

Fields from a relativistic magnetic explosion  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Following Prendergast, we study the relativistically expanding electromagnetic fields generated by an axisymmetric explosion of magnetic energy in a small volume. The magnetic field expands uniformly either within a cone or in all directions and it is therefore accompanied by an electric field. In the highly conducting plasma, the charges move to annul the electric field in the frame of the moving plasma. The solutions presented are analytical and semi-analytical. We find that the time-scale for the winding up of the initial magnetic field is crucial, as short time-scales lead to strong radiant fields. Assuming a magnetic field of 1013G emerging from a magnetosphere of 109cm, we end with a jet when confined by a pressure environment that falls more slowly than r-4. The jet carries energy of 1051erg, which is mostly due to differential rotation at the base.

Gourgouliatos, K. N.; Lynden-Bell, D.

2008-11-01

405

The formation of sunspot penumbra. Magnetic field properties  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aims: We study the magnetic flux emergence and formation of a sunspot penumbra in the active region NOAA 11024. Methods: We simultaneously observed the Stokes parameters of the photospheric iron lines at 1089.6 nm with the TIP and 617.3 nm with the GFPI spectropolarimeters along with broad-band images using G-band and Ca ii K filters at the German VTT. The photospheric magnetic field vector was reconstructed from an inversion of the measured Stokes profiles. Using the AZAM code, we converted the inclination from line-of-sight (LOS) to the local reference frame (LRF). Results: Individual filaments are resolved in maps of magnetic parameters. The formation of the penumbra is intimately related to the inclined magnetic field. No penumbra forms in areas with strong magnetic field strength and small inclination. Within 4.5 h observing time, the LRF magnetic flux of the penumbra increases from 9.7 × 1020 to 18.2 × 1020 Mx, while the magnetic flux of the umbra remains constant at ~3.8 × 1020 Mx. Magnetic flux in the immediate surroundings is incorporated into the spot, and new flux is supplied via small flux patches (SFPs), which on average have a flux of 2-3 × 1018 Mx. The spot's flux increase rate of 4.2 × 1016 Mx s-1 corresponds to the merging of one SFP per minute. We also find that, during the formation of the spot penumbra, a) the maximum magnetic field strength of the umbra does not change; b) the magnetic neutral line keeps the same position relative to the umbra; c) the new flux arrives on the emergence side of the spot while the penumbra forms on the opposite side; d) the average LRF inclination of the light bridges decreases from 50° to 37°; and e) as the penumbra develops, the mean magnetic field strength at the spot border decreases from 1.0 to 0.8 kG. Conclusions: The SFPs associated with elongated granules are the building blocks of structure formation in active regions. During the sunspot formation, their contribution is comparable to the coalescence of pores. Besides a set of critical parameters for the magnetic field, a quiet environment in the surroundings is important for penumbral formation. As remnants of trapped granulation between merging pores, the light bridges are found to play a crucial role in the formation process. They seem to channel the magnetic flux through the spot during its formation. Light bridges are also the locations where the first penumbral filaments form.

Rezaei, R.; Bello González, N.; Schlichenmaier, R.

2012-01-01

406

Magnetic field amplification in supernova shock precursor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Galactic cosmic rays are believed to be mostly accelerated at supernova shocks. However, the interstellar magnetic field is too weak to efficiently accelerate galactic cosmic rays up to the highest energies. A stronger magnetic field in the preshock region could provide the efficiency required. Cosmic ray streaming instability has been claimed to be responsible for the amplification of precursor magnetic fields. An alternative mechanism has been proposed in which the cosmic ray pressure gradient forms the shock precursor and drives turbulence, amplifying the magnetic field via the small-scale dynamo. We explore this last scenario through 3-D MHD numerical simulations. We show under which conditions an efficient amplification of the magnetic field is achieved.

Del Valle, Maria Victoria; Lazarian, Alex

407

Equation of motion of the magnetization vector in materials with fluctuating valence  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In micromagnetics, it is common practice to describe the motion of the magnetization vector in terms of the Landau-Liftshitz-Gilbert equations. In these, the strength of the dissipative torque is measured by a phenomenological parameter, and the form of the torque is chosen so as to lead to a reversion of the magnetic vector to a stable or metastable position. The microscopic origin of the parameter, as well as the correct form of the torque is not generally discussed. Retaining the mathematical description of all the degrees of freedom to which the magnetization vector is coupled, would give correct results. However, it is obviously desirable to formally eliminate these degrees of freedom, resulting in equations for the magnetization vector alone. In this article, the necessary procedure is carried out for the particular case in which the loss mechanism arises from valence fluctuations changing electron occupation numbers, and thereby the magnetic moments, of the various sites. Since the fluctuations are not instantaneous, the total magnetization vector develops time lags that manifest themselves as a loss mechanism. Apart from a numerical measure of this damping, we find that the structure of the torque term does not, in general, have one of the familiar forms. Furthermore, this results in certain changes in the switching characteristics of small magnetic particles. This particular origin of dissipation was discussed in the early 1950's by Clogston, Gate, and others in the context of domain wall motion and small-signal ferromagnetic resonance, but no attempt was made at that time to re-express the entire process in terms of an equation of motion of the magnetization vector alone.

Suhl, Harry

2001-06-01

408

Chaotic magnetic fields: Particle motion and energization  

SciTech Connect

Magnetic field line equations correspond to a Hamiltonian dynamical system, so the features of a Hamiltonian systems can easily be adopted for discussing some essential features of magnetic field lines. The integrability of the magnetic field line equations are discussed by various authors and it can be shown that these equations are, in general, not integrable. We demonstrate several examples of realistic chaotic magnetic fields, produced by asymmetric current configurations. Particular examples of chaotic force-free field and non force-free fields are shown. We have studied, for the first time, the motion of a charged particle in chaotic magnetic fields. It is found that the motion of a charged particle in a chaotic magnetic field is not necessarily chaotic. We also showed that charged particles moving in a time-dependent chaotic magnetic field are energized. Such energization processes could play a dominant role in particle energization in several astrophysical environments including solar corona, solar flares and cosmic ray propagation in space.

Dasgupta, Brahmananda [CSPAR, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States); Ram, Abhay K. [Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Li, Gang [Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 and CSPAR, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35805 (United States); Li, Xiaocan [Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 (United States)

2014-02-11

409

Subnanosecond magnetization dynamics induced by a pulsed magnetic field in diluted magnetic semiconductor quantum wells  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The magnetization dynamics induced by a pulsed magnetic field is investigated by time- and polarization-resolved photoluminescene measurements in (Cd,Mn)Te/(Cd,Mg)Te quantum wells. The magnetization dynamics of Mn2+ ions is found to be strongly dependent on the external static magnetic field. A dynamical response of the magnetization on a subnanosecond time scale is observed at zero static magnetic field, while it drastically slows down and approaches the spin-lattice relaxation time constant for a nonzero static field. Theoretical calculations emphasize the importance of local spin interactions that interplay with the Zeeman interaction for the observed magnetization dynamics.

Chen, Y. S.; Wiater, M.; Karczewski, G.; Wojtowicz, T.; Bacher, G.

2013-04-01

410

Optical trapping of core-shell magnetic microparticles by cylindrical vector beams  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Optical trapping of core-shell magnetic microparticles is experimentally demonstrated by using cylindrical vector beams. Second, we investigate the optical trapping efficiencies. The results show that radially and azimuthally polarized beams exhibit higher axial trapping efficiencies than the Gaussian beam. Finally, a trapped particle is manipulated to kill a cancer cell. The results make possible utilizing magnetic particles for optical manipulation, which is an important advantage for magnetic particles as labeling agent in targeted medicine and biological analysis.

Zhong, Min-Cheng; Gong, Lei; Li, Di; Zhou, Jin-Hua; Wang, Zi-Qiang; Li, Yin-Mei

2014-11-01

411

Warm inflation in presence of magnetic fields  

SciTech Connect

We present preliminary results on the possible effects that primordial magnetic fields can have for a warm inflation scenario, based on global supersymmetry, with a new-inflation-type potential. This work is motivated by two considerations: first, magnetic fields seem to be present in the universe on all scales which rises de possibility that they could also permeate the early universe; second, the recent emergence of inflationary models where the inflaton is not assumed to be isolated but instead it is taken as an interacting field, even during the inflationary expansion. The effects of magnetic fields are included resorting to Schwinger's proper time method.

Piccinelli, Gabriella [Centro Tecnológico, FES Aragón, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Avenida Rancho Seco S/N, Bosques de Aragón, Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México 57130 (Mexico)] [Centro Tecnológico, FES Aragón, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Avenida Rancho Seco S/N, Bosques de Aragón, Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México 57130 (Mexico); Sánchez, Ángel [Department of Physics, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968 (United States)] [Department of Physics, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79968 (United States); Ayala, Alejandro; Mizher, Ana Julia [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-543, México Distrito Federal 04510 (Mexico)] [Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-543, México Distrito Federal 04510 (Mexico)

2013-07-23

412

Evolution of Magnetic Fields in Supernova Remnants  

E-print Network

Supernova remnants (SNR) are now widely believed to be a source of cosmic rays (CRs) up to an energy of 1 PeV. The magnetic fields required to accelerate CRs to sufficiently high energies need to be much higher than can result from compression of the circumstellar medium (CSM) by a factor 4, as is the case in strong shocks. Non-thermal synchrotron maps of these regions indicate that indeed the magnetic field is much stronger, and for young SNRs has a dominant radial component while for old SNRs it is mainly toroidal. How these magnetic fields get enhanced, or why the field orientation is mainly radial for young remnants, is not yet fully understood. We use an adaptive mesh refinement MHD code, AMRVAC, to simulate the evolution of supernova remnants and to see if we can reproduce a mainly radial magnetic field in early stages of evolution. We follow the evolution of the SNR with three different configurations of the initial magnetic field in the CSM: an initially mainly toroidal field, a turbulent magnetic field, and a field parallel to the symmetry axis. Although for the latter two topologies a significant radial field component arises at the contact discontinuity due to the Rayleigh-Taylor instability, no radial component can be seen out to the forward shock. Ideal MHD appears not sufficient to explain observations. Possibly a higher compression ratio and additional turbulence due to dominant presence of CRs can help us to better reproduce the observations in future studies.

K. M. Schure; J. Vink; A. Achterberg; R. Keppens

2008-10-28

413

Field Mapping System for Solenoid Magnet  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A three-dimensional Hall probe mapping system for measuring the solenoid magnet of PLS photo-cathode RF e-gun has been developed. It can map the solenoid field either in Cartesian or in cylindrical coordinate system with a measurement reproducibility better than 5 × 10-5 T. The system has three axis motors: one for the azimuthal direction and the other two for the x and z direction. This architecture makes the measuring system simple in fabrication. The magnetic center was calculated using the measured axial component of magnetic field Bz in Cartesian coordinate system because the accuracy of magnetic axis measurement could be improved significantly by using Bz, instead of the radial component of magnetic field Br. This paper describes the measurement system and summarizes the measurement results for the solenoid magnetic of PLS photo-cathode RF e-gun.

Park, K. H.; Jung, Y. K.; Kim, D. E.; Lee, H. G.; Park, S. J.; Chung, C. W.; Kang, B. K.

2007-01-01

414

Magnetic fields in noninvasive brain stimulation.  

PubMed

The idea that magnetic fields could be used therapeutically arose 2000 years ago. These therapeutic possibilities were expanded after the discovery of electromagnetic induction by the Englishman Michael Faraday and the American Joseph Henry. In 1896, Arsène d'Arsonval reported his experience with noninvasive brain magnetic stimulation to the scientific French community. In the second half of the 20th century, changing magnetic fields emerged as a noninvasive tool to study the nervous system and to modulate neural function. In 1985, Barker, Jalinous, and Freeston presented transcranial magnetic stimulation, a relatively focal and painless technique. Transcranial magnetic stimulation has been proposed as a clinical neurophysiology tool and as a potential adjuvant treatment for psychiatric and neurologic conditions. This article aims to contextualize the progress of use of magnetic fields in the history of neuroscience and medical sciences, until 1985. PMID:23787954

Vidal-Dourado, Marcos; Conforto, Adriana Bastos; Caboclo, Luis Otávio Sales Ferreira; Scaff, Milberto; Guilhoto, Laura Maria de Figueiredo Ferreira; Yacubian, Elza Márcia Targas

2014-04-01

415

Origin of magnetic fields in galaxies  

SciTech Connect

Microgauss magnetic fields are observed in all galaxies at low and high redshifts. The origin of these intense magnetic fields is a challenging question in astrophysics. We show here that the natural plasma fluctuations in the primordial Universe (assumed to be random), predicted by the fluctuation -dissipation theorem, predicts {approx}0.034 {mu}G fields over {approx}0.3 kpc regions in galaxies. If the dipole magnetic fields predicted by the fluctuation-dissipation theorem are not completely random, microgauss fields over regions > or approx. 0.34 kpc are easily obtained. The model is thus a strong candidate for resolving the problem of the origin of magnetic fields in < or approx. 10{sup 9} years in high redshift galaxies.

Souza, Rafael S. de; Opher, Reuven [IAG, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Rua do Matao 1226, Cidade Universitaria, CEP 05508-900, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

2010-03-15

416

Probing Primordial Magnetic Fields Using Ly? Clouds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

From previous studies of the effect of primordial magnetic fields on early structure formation, we know that the presence of primordial magnetic fields during early structure formation could induce more perturbations at small scales (at present 1-10 h -1 Mpc) as compared to the usual ?CDM theory. Matter power spectra over these scales are effectively probed by cosmological observables such as shear correlation and Ly? clouds. In this paper we discuss the implications of primordial magnetic fields on the distribution of Ly? clouds. We simulate the line-of-sight density fluctuation including the contribution coming from the primordial magnetic fields. We compute the evolution of Ly? opacity for this case and compare our theoretical estimates of Ly? opacity with the existing data to constrain the parameters of the primordial magnetic fields. We also discuss the case when the two density fields are correlated. Our analysis yields an upper bound of roughly 0.3-0.6 nG on the magnetic field strength for a range of nearly scale-invariant models, corresponding to a magnetic field power spectrum index n ~= -3.

Pandey, Kanhaiya L.; Sethi, Shiv K.

2013-01-01

417

Magnetic-field-controlled reconfigurable semiconductor logic.  

PubMed

Logic devices based on magnetism show promise for increasing computational efficiency while decreasing consumed power. They offer zero quiescent power and yet combine novel functions such as programmable logic operation and non-volatile built-in memory. However, practical efforts to adapt a magnetic device to logic suffer from a low signal-to-noise ratio and other performance attributes that are not adequate for logic gates. Rather than exploiting magnetoresistive effects that result from spin-dependent transport of carriers, we have approached the development of a magnetic logic device in a different way: we use the phenomenon of large magnetoresistance found in non-magnetic semiconductors in high electric fields. Here we report a device showing a strong diode characteristic that is highly sensitive to both the sign and the magnitude of an external magnetic field, offering a reversible change between two different characteristic states by the application of a magnetic field. This feature results from magnetic control of carrier generation and recombination in an InSb p-n bilayer channel. Simple circuits combining such elementary devices are fabricated and tested, and Boolean logic functions including AND, OR, NAND and NOR are performed. They are programmed dynamically by external electric or magnetic signals, demonstrating magnetic-field-controlled semiconductor reconfigurable logic at room temperature. This magnetic technology permits a new kind of spintronic device, characterized as a current switch rather than a voltage switch, and provides a simple and compact platform for non-volatile reconfigurable logic devices. PMID:23364687

Joo, Sungjung; Kim, Taeyueb; Shin, Sang Hoon; Lim, Ju Young; Hong, Jinki; Song, Jin Dong; Chang, Joonyeon; Lee, Hyun-Woo; Rhie, Kungwon; Han, Suk Hee; Shin, Kyung-Ho; Johnson, Mark

2013-02-01

418

Calculation of pulsed kicker magnetic field attenuation inside beam chambers.  

SciTech Connect

The ceramic beam chambers in the sections of the kicker magnets for the beam injection and extraction in the Advanced Photon Source (APS) are made of alumina. The inner surface of the ceramic chamber is coated with a conductive paste. The choice of coating thickness is intended to reduce the shielding of the pulsed kicker magnetic field while containing the electromagnetic fields due to the beam bunches inside the chamber, and minimize the Ohmic heating due to the fields on the chamber [1]. The thin coating generally does not give a uniform surface resistivity for typical dimensions of the ceramic chambers in use. The chamber cross section is a circular or an elliptic shape. The chamber or its wall thickness refers to the conductive coating in the following sections. This note calculates the penetration of the kicker magnetic field inside the beam chamber. The kicker field is assumed to be a half-sine pulse and be spatially uniform over the chamber dimensions. The purpose of the calculation is to be able to deduce the average surface resistivity of a chamber by fitting the measured magnetic field data with the calculation inside the chamber. In the following section, assuming that the coating thickness d is much smaller than the classical skin depth {delta}, the penetrated field inside the chamber is calculated by subtracting the shielding field due to the eddy currents. In Section 3, for the kicker fields parallel and perpendicular to the axis of a circular beam chamber, the fields inside the chamber with an arbitrary wall thickness are calculated. For both directions of the kicker fields, the approximations made for d << {delta} achieve the same results as given in Section 2. For elliptic chambers, the calculations for the vector potentials are not completed because of the tedious approximation procedure with Mathieu functions. Instead, the results in Section 2 and the time constants calculated for the elliptic geometries in Table 1 could be used for the purpose of this note.

Kim, S. H.

2001-04-06

419

External-field-free magnetic biosensor  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, we report a magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) detection scheme without the presence of any external magnetic field. The proposed magnetic sensor uses a patterned groove structure within the sensor so that no external magnetic field is needed to magnetize the MNPs. An example is given based on a giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensing device with a spin valve structure. For this structure, the detection of MNPs located inside the groove and near the free layer is demonstrated under no external magnetic field. Micromagnetic simulations are performed to calculate the signal to noise level of this detection scheme. A maximum signal to noise ratio (SNR) of 18.6?dB from one iron oxide magnetic nanoparticle with 8?nm radius is achieved. As proof of concept, this external-field-free GMR sensor with groove structure of 200?nm?×?200?nm is fabricated using a photo and an electron beam integrated lithography process. Using this sensor, the feasibility demonstration of the detection SNR of 9.3?dB is achieved for 30??l magnetic nanoparticles suspension (30?nm iron oxide particles, 1?mg/ml). This proposed external-field-free sensor structure is not limited to GMR devices and could be applicable to other magnetic biosensing devices.

Li, Yuanpeng; Wang, Yi; Klein, Todd; Wang, Jian-Ping, E-mail: jpwang@umn.edu [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States)

2014-03-24

420

External-field-free magnetic biosensor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we report a magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) detection scheme without the presence of any external magnetic field. The proposed magnetic sensor uses a patterned groove structure within the sensor so that no external magnetic field is needed to magnetize the MNPs. An example is given based on a giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensing device with a spin valve structure. For this structure, the detection of MNPs located inside the groove and near the free layer is demonstrated under no external magnetic field. Micromagnetic simulations are performed to calculate the signal to noise level of this detection scheme. A maximum signal to noise ratio (SNR) of 18.6 dB from one iron oxide magnetic nanoparticle with 8 nm radius is achieved. As proof of concept, this external-field-free GMR sensor with groove structure of 200 nm × 200 nm is fabricated using a photo and an electron beam integrated lithography process. Using this sensor, the feasibility demonstration of the detection SNR of 9.3 dB is achieved for 30 ?l magnetic nanoparticles suspension (30 nm iron oxide particles, 1 mg/ml). This proposed external-field-free sensor structure is not limited to GMR devices and could be applicable to other magnetic biosensing devices.

Li, Yuanpeng; Wang, Yi; Klein, Todd; Wang, Jian-Ping

2014-03-01