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A simple, space constrained NIRIM type reactor for chemical vapour deposition of diamondMar 26 2018In this paper the design of a simple, space constrained chemical vapour deposition reactor for diamond growth is detailed. Based on the design by NIRIM, the reactor is composed of a quartz discharge tube placed within a 2.45 GHz waveguide to create the ... More

Quantitative analysis of the interaction between a dc SQUID and an integrated micromechanical doubly clamped cantileverFeb 08 2019Based on the superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) equations described by the resistively- and capacitively-shunted junction model coupled to the equation of motion of a damped harmonic oscillator, we provide simulations to quantitatively ... More

Superconducting Diamond on Silicon Nitride for Device ApplicationsOct 24 2018Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) grown nanocrystalline diamond is an attractive material for the fabrication of devices. For some device architectures, optimisation of its growth on silicon nitride is essential. Here, the effects of three pre-growth surface ... More

Exact Recovery in the Stochastic Block ModelMay 13 2014Oct 27 2014The stochastic block model (SBM) with two communities, or equivalently the planted bisection model, is a popular model of random graph exhibiting a cluster behaviour. In the symmetric case, the graph has two equally sized clusters and vertices connect ... More

A Survey of Recent Scalability Improvements for Semidefinite Programming with Applications in Machine Learning, Control, and RoboticsAug 14 2019Historically, scalability has been a major challenge to the successful application of semidefinite programming in fields such as machine learning, control, and robotics. In this paper, we survey recent approaches for addressing this challenge including ... More

Geometry of 3D Environments and Sum of Squares PolynomialsNov 22 2016Mar 07 2017Motivated by applications in robotics and computer vision, we study problems related to spatial reasoning of a 3D environment using sublevel sets of polynomials. These include: tightly containing a cloud of points (e.g., representing an obstacle) with ... More

Vorticity Banding During the Lamellar-to-Onion Transition in a Lyotropic Surfactant Solution in Shear FlowMay 18 2006We report on the rheology of a lamellar lyotropic surfactant solution (SDS/dodecane/pentanol/water), and identify a discontinuous transition between two shear thinning regimes which correspond to the low stress lamellar phase and the more viscous shear ... More

Fluctuation spectroscopy as a probe of granular superconducting diamond filmsJun 19 2017We present resistance versus temperature data for a series of boron-doped nanocrystalline diamond films whose grain size is varied by changing the film thickness. Upon extracting the fluctuation conductivity near to the critical temperature we observe ... More

AGNs and galaxy interactionsJan 08 2007We perform a statistical analysis of AGN host characteristics and nuclear activity for AGNs in pairs and without companions. Our study concerns a sample of AGNs derived from the SDSS-DR4 data by Kauffmann et al (2003) and pair galaxies obtained from the ... More

Optimization over Nonnegative and Convex Polynomials With and Without Semidefinite ProgrammingJun 19 2018The problem of optimizing over the cone of nonnegative polynomials is a fundamental problem in computational mathematics, with applications to polynomial optimization, control, machine learning, game theory, and combinatorics, among others. A number of ... More

Observation of a superconducting glass state in granular superconducting diamondMar 05 2018The magnetic field dependence of the superconductivity in nanocrystalline boron doped diamond thin films is reported. Evidence of a glass state in the phase diagram is presented, as demonstrated by electrical resistance and magnetic relaxation measurements. ... More

Engineering and Business Applications of Sum of Squares PolynomialsJun 19 2019Optimizing over the cone of nonnegative polynomials, and its dual counterpart, optimizing over the space of moments that admit a representing measure, are fundamental problems that appear in many different applications from engineering and computational ... More

Galaxy Pairs in the 2dF Survey I. Effects of Interactions in the FieldDec 10 2002Aug 04 2003We study galaxy pairs in the field selected from the 100 K public release of the 2dF galaxy redshift survey. Our analysis provides a well defined sample of 1258 galaxy pairs, a large database suitable for statistical studies of galaxy interactions in ... More

Performance Analysis of Integrated Power-Line/Visible-Light Communication Systems with AF RelayingJul 26 2018Reliable data transmissions and offering better mobility to the end user can be achieved by integrating different communication systems. In this paper, we investigate the performance of a cascaded indoor power line communication (PLC)/visible light communication ... More

The orientation of galaxy pairs with filamentary structures: dependence on morphologyAug 14 2018Aims. With the aim of performing an analysis of the orientations of galaxy pair systems with respect to the underlying large-scale structure, we study the alignment between the axis connecting the pair galaxies and the host cosmic filament where the pair ... More

Effects of galaxy interactions in different environmentsNov 11 2005Jan 04 2006We analyse star formation rates derived from photometric and spectroscopic data of galaxies in pairs in different environments using the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS) and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The two samples comprise several thousand ... More

A Statistical Analysis of the Solar Phenomena Associated with Global EUV WavesNov 07 2017Solar eruptions are the most spectacular events in our solar system and are associated with many different signatures of energy release including solar flares, coronal mass ejections, global waves, radio emission and accelerated particles. Here, we apply ... More

On the Performance of DF-based Power-Line/Visible-Light Communication SystemsOct 09 2018This paper presents a comprehensive performance analysis of an integrated indoor power line communication (PLC)/visible light communication (VLC) system with the presence of a decode-and-forward (DF) relay. The existing indoor power line networks are ... More

Hybrid Power-Line/Wireless Communication Systems For Indoor ApplicationsJun 26 2018The high attenuation which increases as frequency increases in power line communication systems (PLC) makes achieving and sustaining high data rates over such channels a challenging task. In most communication systems, relays are normally deployed to ... More

Galaxy Pairs in the 2dFGRS II. Effects of interactions on star formation in groups and clustersJan 22 2004We analyse the effects of galaxy interactions on star formation in groups and clusters of galaxies with virial masses in the range $10^{13} - 10 ^{15} M_{\odot}$. We find a trend for galaxy-galaxy interactions to be less efficient in triggering star formation ... More

Triggering star formation by galaxy-galaxy interactionsOct 20 2003We analyzed the effects of having a close companion on the star formation activity of galaxies in 8K galaxy pair catalog selected from the 2dFGRS. We found that, statistically, galaxies with $r_{\rm p} < 25 {\rm h^{-1}}$ kpc and $\Delta V < 100 {\rm km/s}$ ... More

Assessment of long-range correlation in animal behaviour time series: the temporal pattern of locomotor activity of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix) and mosquito larva (Culex quinquefasciatus)Apr 30 2013The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of a classical method of fractal analysis, Detrended Fluctuation Analysis (DFA), in the analysis of the dynamics of animal behavior time series. In order to correctly use DFA to assess the presence ... More

Design and development of a low temperature, inductance based high frequency ac susceptometerOct 02 2018We report on the development of an induction based low temperature high frequency ac susceptometer capable of measuring at frequencies up to 3.5 MHz and at temperatures between 2 K and 300 K. Careful balancing of the detection coils and calibration have ... More

Triplets of Quasars at high redshift I: Photometric dataJan 26 2008We have conducted an optical and infrared imaging in the neighbourhoods of 4 triplets of quasars. R, z', J and Ks images were obtained with MOSAIC II and ISPI at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory. Accurate relative photometry and astrometry were ... More

On the construction of converging hierarchies for polynomial optimization based on certificates of global positivitySep 27 2017Aug 27 2018In recent years, techniques based on convex optimization and real algebra that produce converging hierarchies of lower bounds for polynomial minimization problems have gained much popularity. At their heart, these hierarchies rely crucially on Positivstellens\"atze ... More

DC Decomposition of Nonconvex Polynomials with Algebraic TechniquesOct 06 2015Sep 12 2018We consider the problem of decomposing a multivariate polynomial as the difference of two convex polynomials. We introduce algebraic techniques which reduce this task to linear, second order cone, and semidefinite programming. This allows us to optimize ... More

Digitising Cultural Complexity: Representing Rich Cultural Data in a Big Data environmentNov 13 2017One of the major terminological forces driving ICT integration in research today is that of "big data." While the phrase sounds inclusive and integrative, "big data" approaches are highly selective, excluding input that cannot be effectively structured, ... More

Sum of Squares Basis Pursuit with Linear and Second Order Cone ProgrammingOct 06 2015Jan 29 2016We devise a scheme for solving an iterative sequence of linear programs (LPs) or second order cone programs (SOCPs) to approximate the optimal value of any semidefinite program (SDP) or sum of squares (SOS) program. The first LP and SOCP-based bounds ... More

DC Decomposition of Nonconvex Polynomials with Algebraic TechniquesOct 06 2015We consider the problem of decomposing a multivariate polynomial as the difference of two convex polynomials. We introduce algebraic techniques which reduce this task to linear, second order cone, and semidefinite programming. This allows us to optimize ... More

On the Complexity of Detecting Convexity over a BoxJun 16 2018It has recently been shown that the problem of testing global convexity of polynomials of degree four is {strongly} NP-hard, answering an open question of N.Z. Shor. This result is minimal in the degree of the polynomial when global convexity is of concern. ... More

Time-dependent spacetimes in AdS/CFT: Bubble and black holeNov 12 2004Nov 18 2004We extend the study of time-dependent backgrounds in the AdS/CFT correspondence by examining the relation between bulk and boundary for the smooth 'bubble of nothing' solution and for the locally AdS black hole which has the same asymptotic geometry. ... More

On the Complexity of Detecting Convexity over a BoxJun 16 2018Mar 13 2019It has recently been shown that the problem of testing global convexity of polynomials of degree four is {strongly} NP-hard, answering an open question of N.Z. Shor. This result is minimal in the degree of the polynomial when global convexity is of concern. ... More

A distance based test on random treesAug 13 2007In this paper, we address the question of comparison between populations of trees. We study an statistical test based on the distance between empirical mean trees, as an analog of the two sample z statistic for comparing two means. Despite its simplicity, ... More

AGN spiral galaxies in groups: effects of barsOct 03 2014We explore properties of barred active spiral galaxies in groups selected from the SDSS-DR7, with the aim of assessing the effects of bars on AGN and the role of the high density environment. We identified barred active galaxies that reside in groups ... More

Large gaps imputation in remote sensed imagery of the environmentJun 22 2010Imputation of missing data in large regions of satellite imagery is necessary when the acquired image has been damaged by shadows due to clouds, or information gaps produced by sensor failure. The general approach for imputation of missing data, that ... More

Effect of bars on the galaxy propertiesJul 28 2016Aims: With the aim of assessing the effects of bars on disc galaxy properties, we present an analysis of different characteristics of spiral galaxies with strong, weak and without bars. Method: We identified barred galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky ... More

Properties of galaxies in SDSS Quasar environments at z < 0.2Jun 08 2006We analyse the environment of low redshift, z < 0.2, SDSS quasars using the spectral and photometric information of galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Third Data Release (SDSS-DR3). We compare quasar neighbourhoods with field and high density ... More

Unsupervised edge map scoring: a statistical complexity approachFeb 21 2013Feb 10 2014We propose a new Statistical Complexity Measure (SCM) to qualify edge maps without Ground Truth (GT) knowledge. The measure is the product of two indices, an \emph{Equilibrium} index $\mathcal{E}$ obtained by projecting the edge map into a family of edge ... More

Optimization over Structured Subsets of Positive Semidefinite Matrices via Column GenerationDec 16 2015Mar 11 2016We develop algorithms for inner approximating the cone of positive semidefinite matrices via linear programming and second order cone programming. Starting with an initial linear algebraic approximation suggested recently by Ahmadi and Majumdar, we describe ... More

Effect of bars in AGN host galaxies and black hole activityNov 21 2012With the aim of assessing the effects of bars on active galactic nuclei (AGN), we present an analysis of host characteristics and nuclear activity of AGN galaxies with and without bars selected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7 (SDSS-DR7). ... More

When Data do not Bring Information: A Case Study in Markov Random Fields EstimationFeb 07 2014May 07 2014The Potts model is frequently used to describe the behavior of image classes, since it allows to incorporate contextual information linking neighboring pixels in a simple way. Its isotropic version has only one real parameter beta, known as smoothness ... More

Markovian models for one dimensional structure estimation on heavily noisy imageryApr 29 2013Radar (SAR) images often exhibit profound appearance variations due to a variety of factors including clutter noise produced by the coherent nature of the illumination. Ultrasound images and infrared images have similar cluttered appearance, that make ... More

The environment of active objects in the nearby universeMay 23 2002We study the galaxy environment of active galaxies, radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars in the redshift range $0.1\leq z\leq0.25$. We use APM galaxies in order to explore the local galaxy overdensity and the $b_J-R$ colour distribution of neighbouring ... More

Non-supersymmetric smooth geometries and D1-D5-P bound statesApr 21 2005Jul 13 2005We construct smooth non-supersymmetric soliton solutions with D1-brane, D5-brane and momentum charges in type IIB supergravity compactified on T^4 x S^1, with the charges along the compact directions. This generalises previous studies of smooth supersymmetric ... More

Inferring unknown biological function by integration of GO annotations and gene expression dataAug 12 2016Characterizing genes with semantic information is an important process regarding the description of gene products. In spite that complete genomes of many organisms have been already sequenced, the biological functions of all of their genes are still unknown. ... More

Exploration of SU(N_c) gauge theory with many Wilson fermions at strong couplingAug 02 2009We explore aspects of the phase structure of SU(2) and SU(3) lattice gauge theories at strong coupling with many flavours $N_f$ of Wilson fermions in the fundamental representation. The pseudoscalar meson mass as a function of hopping parameter is observed ... More

Geometry of 3D Environments and Sum of Squares PolynomialsNov 22 2016Motivated by applications in robotics and computer vision, we study problems related to spatial reasoning of a 3D environment using sublevel sets of polynomials. These include: tightly containing a cloud of points (e.g., representing an obstacle) with ... More

Accuracy of MAP segmentation with hidden Potts and Markov mesh prior models via Path Constrained Viterbi Training, Iterated Conditional Modes and Graph Cut based algorithmsJul 11 2013In this paper, we study statistical classification accuracy of two different Markov field environments for pixelwise image segmentation, considering the labels of the image as hidden states and solving the estimation of such labels as a solution of the ... More

Occurrence of LINER galaxies within the galaxy group environmentNov 16 2017We study the properties of a sample of 3967 LINER galaxies selected from SDSS-DR7, respect to their proximity to galaxy groups. The host galaxies of LINER have been analysed and compared with a well defined control sample of 3841 non-LINER galaxies matched ... More

A vertex-based model relating cell shape and mechanical stress in an epitheliumNov 15 2016Using a popular vertex-based model to describe a spatially disordered planar epithelial monolayer, we examine the relationship between cell shape and mechanical stress at the cell and tissue level. Deriving expressions for stress tensors starting from ... More

Perspective Drawing of Surfaces with Line Hidden Line Elimination, Dibujando Superficies En Perspectiva Con Eliminacion De Lineas OcultasSep 24 2008Jul 27 2011An efficient computer algorithm is described for the perspective drawing of a wide class of surfaces. The class includes surfaces corresponding lo single-valued, continuous functions which are defined over rectangular domains. The algorithm automatically ... More

The problem determination of Functional Dependencies between attributes Relation Scheme in the Relational Data Model. El problema de determinar Dependencias Funcionales entre atributos en los esquemas en el Modelo RelacionalJan 17 2007Mar 15 2007An alternative definition of the concept is given of functional dependence among the attributes of the relational schema in the Relational Model, this definition is obtained in terms of the set theory. For that which a theorem is demonstrated that establishes ... More

Relating cell shape and mechanical stress in a spatially disordered epithelium using a vertex-based modelNov 15 2016May 10 2017Using a popular vertex-based model to describe a spatially disordered planar epithelial monolayer, we examine the relationship between cell shape and mechanical stress at the cell and tissue level. Deriving expressions for stress tensors starting from ... More

Polynomial NormsApr 24 2017Jul 16 2018In this paper, we study polynomial norms, i.e. norms that are the $d^{\text{th}}$ root of a degree-$d$ homogeneous polynomial $f$. We first show that a necessary and sufficient condition for $f^{1/d}$ to be a norm is for $f$ to be strictly convex, or ... More

REC language is a live on IBM1130 simulator, EL lenguaje REC esta vivo en el simulador de la IBM 1130May 06 2009REC (Regular Expression Compiler) is a concise programming language development in mayor Mexican Universities at end of 60s which allows students to write programs without knowledge of the complicated syntax of languages like FORTRAN and ALGOL. The language ... More

Optimal designs for dose response curves with common parametersMar 14 2016A common problem in Phase II clinical trials is the comparison of dose response curves corresponding to different treatment groups. If the effect of the dose level is described by parametric regression models and the treatments differ in the administration ... More

LINER galaxy properties and the local environmentMar 02 2018We analyse the properties of a sample of 5560 LINER galaxies selected from SDSS-DR12 at low redshift, for a complete range of local density environments. The host LINER galaxies were studied and compared with a well-defined control sample of 5553 non-LINER ... More

On the relation between Seyfert 2 accretion rate and environment at z < 0.1Oct 09 2013We analyse different properties of the small scale environment of Seyfert 2 for two samples selected according to the accretion rate parameter, R, from the DR7-SDSS survey. We compare the results with two control samples of non-active galaxies that cover ... More

Dichotomy in host environments and signs of recycled AGNJun 22 2009We analyse the relation between AGN host properties and large scale environment for a representative red and blue AGN host galaxy sample selected from the DR4 SDSS. A comparison is made with two carefully constructed control samples of non-active galaxies, ... More

Improving Efficiency and Scalability of Sum of Squares Optimization: Recent Advances and LimitationsOct 03 2017It is well-known that any sum of squares (SOS) program can be cast as a semidefinite program (SDP) of a particular structure and that therein lies the computational bottleneck for SOS programs, as the SDPs generated by this procedure are large and costly ... More

Exploration of the phase structure of $SU(N_c)$ lattice gauge theory with many Wilson fermions at strong couplingNov 03 2010We explore aspects of the phase structure of SU(2) and SU(3) lattice gauge theories at strong coupling with many flavours $N_f$ of Wilson fermions in the fundamental representation, including the relevance to recent searches for a conformal window. The ... More

Entanglement of distant atoms by projective measurement: The role of detection efficiencyJun 05 2008We assess proposals for entangling two distant atoms by measurement of emitted photons, analyzing how their performance depends on the photon detection efficiency. We consider schemes based on measurement of one or two photons and compare them in terms ... More

Critical frequencies of the ionospheric $F_1$ and $F_2$ layers during the last four solar cycles: sunspot group type dependenciesNov 29 2017The long term solar activity dependencies of ionospheric F$_1$ and F$_2$ regions' critical frequencies ($f_0F_1$ and $f_0F_2$) are analyzed for the last four solar cycles (1976--2015). We show that the ionospheric F$_1$ and F$_2$ regions have different ... More

The difference in age of the two counter-rotating stellar disks of the spiral galaxy NGC 4138Sep 10 2014Sep 11 2014The Sa spiral NGC 4138 is known to host two counter-rotating stellar disks, with the ionized gas co-rotating with one of them. We measured the kinematics and properties of the two counter-rotating stellar populations to constrain their formation scenario. ... More

Interacting galaxies: co-rotating and counter-rotating systems with tidal tailsDec 02 2013We analyse interacting galaxy pairs with evidence of tidal features in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7 (SDSS-DR7). The pairs were selected within $z<0.1$ by requiring a projected separation $r_p < 50 \kpc$ and relative radial velocity $\Delta ... More

The impact of bars and interactions on optically selected AGNs in spiral galaxiesAug 16 2018Aims. With the aim of performing a suitable comparison of the internal process of galactic bars with respect to the external effect of interactions on driving gas toward the inner most region of the galaxies, we explored the efficiency of both mechanisms ... More

On the bonding environment of phosphorus in purified doped single-walled carbon nanotubesJan 27 2016In this work, phosphorous-doped single-walled carbon nanotubes have been synthesized by the thermal decomposition of trimethylphosphine using a high-vacuum chemical vapor deposition method. Furthermore, a modified density-gradient-ultracentrifugation ... More

Testing statistical hypothesis on random trees and applications to the protein classification problemMar 15 2006Aug 14 2009Efficient automatic protein classification is of central importance in genomic annotation. As an independent way to check the reliability of the classification, we propose a statistical approach to test if two sets of protein domain sequences coming from ... More

Single-photon frequency conversion in nonlinear crystalsSep 10 2013Frequency conversion of single photons in a nonlinear crystal is theoretically discussed. Losses and noise are included within a Heisenberg-Langevin formalism for the propagating photon field. We calculate the first- and second-order correlation functions ... More

Confirmation of a cluster of galaxies hidden behind the Galactic bulge using the VVV SurveyJul 01 2014Suzaku and Chandra X-ray observations detected a new cluster of galaxies, Suzaku J1759-3450, at a redshift z=0.13. It is located behind the Milky Way, and the high Galactic dust extinction renders it nearly invisible at optical wavelengths. We attempt ... More

Disentangling Vacancy Oxidation on Metallicity-Sorted Carbon NanotubesAug 04 2016Pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are rather inert to O$_2$ and N$_2$, which for low doses chemisorb only on defect sites or vacancies of the SWCNTs at the ppm level. However, very low doping has a major effect on the electronic properties ... More

A new signal for scalar top bound state productionOct 01 1993We study the production and decay of a scalar \stst\ bound state \sigst\ at hadron supercolliders, where \st\ is the lighter stop eigenstate. If \st\ has no tree--level 2--body decays, the dominant decay modes of \sigst\ are $gg$ or, if $m_h < \mst \ll ... More

Neutralino-Nucleon Scattering RevisitedJul 01 1993We present a detailed discussion of the elastic scattering of a supersymmetric neutralino off a nucleon or nucleus, with emphasis on the spin--independent interaction. We carefully treat QCD effects on the squark exchange contribution. In particular, ... More

Quantum information processing: The case of vanishing interaction energyOct 27 2002We investigate the rate of operation of quantum "black boxes" ("oracles") and point out the possibility of performing an operation by a quantum "oracle" whose average energy equals zero. This counterintuitive result not only presents a generalization ... More

Self-Organized Topological State with Majorana FermionsJul 08 2013Nov 06 2013Topological phases, quite generally, are difficult to come by. They either occur under rather extreme conditions (e.g. the quantum Hall liquids, which require high sample purity, strong magnetic fields and low temperatures) or demand fine tuning of system ... More

Spin Response of Electrons on the Surface of a Topological InsulatorJan 11 2012The surface of a topological insulator hosts a very special form of a quasi-two dimensional metallic system when it is embedded in a topologically trivial medium like the vacuum. The electronic properties of this unusual 2D metal are distinct in many ... More

Production and Decay of Scalar Stoponium Bound StatesDec 02 1993In this paper we discuss possible signatures for the production of scalar \stst\ (stoponium) bound states \sigst\ at hadron colliders, where \st\ is the lighter scalar top eigenstate. We first study the decay of \sigst; explicit expressions are given ... More

Parton Model in Lorentz Invariant Non-Commutative SpaceMay 26 2004Aug 22 2004We consider the Lorentz invariant non-commutative QED and complete the Feynman rules for the theory up to the order $\theta^2$. In the Lorentz invariant version of the non-commutative QED the particles with fractional charges can be also considered. We ... More

Electromagnetic Response of Weyl SemimetalsMar 22 2013Jun 27 2013It has been suggested recently, based on subtle field-theoretical considerations, that the electromagnetic response of Weyl semimetals and the closely related Weyl insulators can be characterized by an axion term E.B with space and time dependent axion ... More

The Charm Quark Contribution to the Proton Structure FunctionOct 14 2006Dec 27 2006The charm quark structure function $F^c_2$ and the longitudinal structure function $F_l^p$ are directly sensitive to the gluon content of proton and therefore are crucial in understanding of proton structure function, in particular at low momentum transfer ... More

The decay of singlet scalar dark matter to unparticle and photonMay 06 2008We consider the unparticle physics introduced by Georgi and show that if the standard model is extended to include a singlet scalar as a dark matter candidate, there is a channel which leads to its decay to photon and unparticle. We calculate the decay ... More

On the effect of the thermal gas component to the stability of vortices in trapped Bose-Einstein condensatesMar 12 2002We study the stability of vortices in trapped single-component Bose-Einstein condensates within self-consistent mean-field theories--especially we consider the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov-Popov theory and its recently proposed gapless extensions. It is shown ... More

Lorentz Conserving Noncommutative Standard ModelMar 29 2007May 10 2007We consider Lorentz conserving noncommutative field theory to construct the Lorentz conserving noncommutative standard model based on the gauge group $SU(3)\times SU(2)\times U(1)$. We obtain the enveloping algebra-valued of Higgs field up to the second ... More

Shelving and Probe Efficiency in Trapped Ion ExperimentsFeb 24 2014A generalized probe sequence typical of trapped ion experiments using shelving is studied. Detection efficiency is analyzed for finite shelved state lifetimes and using multi-modal count distributions. Multi-modal distributions are more appropriate for ... More

The Neutralino Relic Density in Minimal N=1 SupergravityJul 10 1992We compute the cosmic relic (dark matter) density of the lightest supersymmetric particle (LSP) in the framework of minimal $N=1$ Supergravity models with radiative breaking of the electroweak gauge symmetry. To this end, we re--calculate the cross sections ... More

Quantization and $2π$ Periodicity of the Axion Action in Topological InsulatorsJun 17 2010Nov 10 2010The Lagrangian describing the bulk electromagnetic response of a three-dimensional strong topological insulator contains a topological `axion' term of the form '\theta E dot B'. It is often stated (without proof) that the corresponding action is quantized ... More

Phase boundaries of a spin-3/2 Blume-Emery-Griffiths model on a honeycomb latticeOct 11 2013The spin-3/2 Blume-Emery-Griffiths model on a honeycomb lattice is studied by Monte Carlo simulations with the goal to determine phase diagrams for a range of the model parameters and to investigate the nature of the phase transitions between the respective ... More

Flares on A-type stars: Evidence for heating of solar corona by nanoflares?Aug 11 2016We analyzed the occurrence rates of flares on stars of spectral types K, G, F, and A, observed by Kepler. We found that the histogram of occurrence frequencies of stellar flares is systematically shifted towards a high-energy tail for A-type stars compared ... More

The Formation Rates of Population III Stars and Chemical Enrichment of Halos during the Reionization EraJan 06 2009[abridged] The First Stars in the Universe form out of pristine primordial gas clouds that have been radiatively cooled to a few hundreds of degrees Kelvin either via molecular or atomic (Lyman-Alpha) hydrogen lines. This primordial mode of star formation ... More

Symmetry Adaptation Techniques in n-Photon Absorption SpectroscopyOct 27 1998We present some recent progress achieved in the application of symmetry adaptation techniques to n-photon absorption spectroscopy of rare earth ions in finite symmetry. More specifically, this work is concerned with the determination of the intensity ... More

Two-Photon Spectroscopy of Transition-Metal Ions in Cubical SymmetryOct 26 1998Symmetry adaptation techniques are applied to the determination of intensities of intra-configurational two-photon transitions for transition-metal ions in cubical symmetry. This leads to a simple model giving the polarization dependence of intensities ... More

An Alternative Basis for the Wigner-Racah Algebra of the Group SU(2)Dec 17 1997The Lie algebra of the classical group SU(2) is constructed from two quon algebras for which the deformation parameter is a common root of unity. This construction leads to (i) a not very well-known polar decomposition of the ladder generators of the ... More

Enhanced Sampling in the Well-Tempered EnsembleOct 26 2009Apr 13 2010We introduce the well-tempered ensemble (WTE) which is the biased ensemble sampled by well-tempered metadynamics when the energy is used as collective variable. WTE can be designed so as to have approximately the same average energy as the canonical ensemble ... More

Berry's Phase Induced Bose-Einstein condensation into a Vortex StateNov 23 1998The existence of a geometric phase in magnetic traps can be used to Bose condense a magnetically trapped atomic gas into a vortex state. We propose an experimental setup where a magnetic trap together with a blue detuned laser beam form a multiply connected ... More

Superconducting state in Fe-based materials and spin-fluctuation theory of pairingOct 28 2015Short review of the spin-fluctuation theory of superconductive pairing in iron-based pnictides and chalcogenides.

QCD_{1+1} with Static Quarks as Supersymmetric Quantum MechanicsFeb 09 1998We reexamine the solvable model problem of two static, fundamental quarks interacting with a SU(2) Yang-Mills field on a spatial circle, introduced by Engelhardt and Schreiber. If the quarks are at the same point, the model exhibits a quantum mechanical ... More

Massive Binary Black Holes in the Cosmic LandscapeJun 23 2009Binary black holes occupy a special place in our quest for understanding the evolution of galaxies along cosmic history. If massive black holes grow at the center of (pre-)galactic structures that experience a sequence of merger episodes, then dual black ... More

Effect of inelastic scattering on parametric pumpingAug 03 2001Pumping of charge in phase-coherent mesoscopic systems due to the out-of-phase modulation of two parameters has recently found considerable interest. We investigate the effect of inelastic processes on the adiabatically pumped current through a two terminal ... More

Hidden quantum pump effects in quantum coherent ringsFeb 27 2003Time periodic perturbations of an electron system on a ring are examined. For small frequencies periodic small amplitude perturbations give rise to side band currents which in leading order are inversely proportional to the frequency. These side band ... More

Dynamic scattering channels of a double barrier structureApr 02 2008We calculate analytically the Floquet scattering matrix for a periodically driven double-barrier structure. Our approach takes into account dynamical effects which become necessarily important when electrons propagate through a system subject to a fast ... More