Results for "M. Houzet"

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Large energy dependence of current noise in superconducting/normal metal junctionsSep 14 2004Interference of electronic waves undergoing Andreev reflection in diffusive conductors determines the energy profile of the conductance on the scale of the Thouless energy. A similar dependence exists in the current noise, but its behavior is known only ... More
Energy dependence of current noise in superconducting/normal metal junctionsOct 17 2003Interference of electronic waves undergoing Andreev reflection in diffusive conductors determines the energy profile of the conductance on the scale of the Thouless energy. A similar dependence exists in the current noise, but its behavior is known only ... More
Coulomb blockade of a nearly-open Majorana islandSep 05 2018We consider the ground-state energy and the spectrum of the low-energy excitations of a Majorana island formed of topological superconductors connected by a single-mode junction of arbitrary transmission. Coulomb blockade results in $e$-periodic modulation ... More
Long range triplet Josephson effect through a ferromagnetic trilayerMay 21 2007We study the Josephson current through a ferromagnetic trilayer, both in the diffusive and clean limits. For colinear (parallel or antiparallel) magnetizations in the layers, the Josephson current is small due to short range proximity effect in superconductor/ferromagnet ... More
Electrodynamics of Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov superconducting stateMar 05 2007We develop the Ginzburg-Landau theory of the vortex lattice in clean isotropic three-dimensional superconductors at large Maki parameter, when inhomogeneous Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov state is favored. We show that diamagnetic superfluid currents ... More
Interplay of paramagnetic, orbital and impurity effects on the phase transition of a normal metal to superconducting stateJun 30 2006We derive the generalized Ginzburg-Landau free energy functional for conventional and unconventional singlet superconductors in the presence of paramagnetic, orbital and impurity effects. Within the mean field theory, we determine the criterion for appearence ... More
Domain wall superconductivity in superconductor/ferromagnet bilayersMay 12 2006We analyze the enhancement of the superconducting critical temperature of superconducting/ferromagnetic bilayers due to the appearance of localized superconducting states in the vicinity of magnetic domain walls in the ferromagnet. We consider the case ... More
Majorana-Weyl crossings in topological multi-terminal junctionsOct 23 2018We analyze the Andreev spectrum in a four-terminal Josephson junction between one-dimensional topological superconductors in class D. We find that a topologically protected crossing in the space of three superconducting phase differences can occur between ... More
Superharmonic Josephson relation at 0-/$π$-junction transitionMay 20 2005Jan 05 2006Critical current was recently measured near the transition from 0 to $\pi$-contact in superconductor/ferromagnet/superconductor Josephson junctions. Contrary to expectations, it does not vanish at the transition point. It shows instead a tiny, though ... More
Coulomb blockade for an oscillating tunnel junctionJun 03 2008We consider a tunnel junction formed between a fixed electrode and an oscillating one. Accumulation of the charge on the junction capacitor induces a force on the nano-mechanical oscillator. The junction is voltage biased and connected in series with ... More
Resonant magneto-conductance through a vibrating nanotubeJun 26 2009We address the electronic resonant transport in presence of a transverse magnetic field through the single level of a suspended carbon nanotube acting as a quantum oscillator. We predict a negative magneto-conductance with a magnetic-field induced narrowing ... More
Energy dependence of current noise in double-barrier normal-superconducting structuresFeb 18 2005We study theoretically the current-noise energy dependence for a N-N'-S structure, where N and S stand for bulk normal metal and superconductor, respectively, and N' for a short diffusive normal metal. Using quasiclassical theory of current fluctuations ... More
Signature of the Chiral Anomaly in Ballistic Magneto-TransportNov 17 2017We compute the magneto-conductance of a short junction made out of a Weyl semi-metal. We show that it displays quantum oscillations at low magnetic field and low temperature, before reaching a universal high-field regime where it increases linearly with ... More
Weak localization in transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers and their heterostructures with grapheneAug 17 2018Apr 14 2019We calculate the interference correction to the conductivity of doped transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) monolayers. Because of the interplay between valley structure and intrinsic spin-orbit coupling (SOC), these materials exhibit a rich weak localization ... More
Quantum current noise from a Born-Markov master equationJan 30 2012Aug 28 2012We present a formalism for calculating the non-symmetrized quantum current noise within the Born-Markov approximation for the master equation. The formalism is particularly well suited to obtaining the current noise for quantum transport in mesoscopic ... More
New superconducting phases in field-induced organic superconductor lambda-(BETS)2FeCl4May 02 2002We derive the parallel upper critical field, Hc2, as a function of the temperature T in quasi-2D organic compound lambda-(BETS)2FeCl4, accounting for the formation of the nonuniform LOFF state. To further check the 2D LOFF model we propose to study the ... More
In-plane magnetic field anisotropy of the FFLO state in layered superconductorsApr 10 2012There are strong experimental evidences of the Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov (FFLO) state formation in layered organic superconductors in parallel magnetic field. We study theoretically the interplay between the orbital effect and the FFLO modulation ... More
Non-equilibrium Josephson effect through helical edge statesAug 18 2011We study Josephson junctions between superconductors connected through the helical edge states of a two-dimensional topological insulator in the presence of a magnetic barrier. As the equilibrium Andreev bound states of the junction are 4Pi-periodic in ... More
Charge noise at Cooper-pair resonancesMay 18 2010Aug 25 2010We analyze the charge dynamics of a superconducting single-electron transistor (SSET) in the regime where charge transport occurs via Cooper-pair resonances. Using an approximate description of the system Hamiltonian, in terms of a series of resonant ... More
Current-current correlations in hybrid superconducting and normal metal multiterminal structuresOct 15 2003We consider a hybrid system consisting of two normal metal leads weakly connected to a superconductor. Current-current correlations of the normal leads are studied in the tunneling limit at subgap voltages and temperatures. We find that only two processes ... More
Surface impedance of superconductors with weak magnetic impuritiesOct 06 2011Dec 29 2011Magnetic impurities affect the spectrum of excitations of a superconductor and thus influence its impedance. We concentrate on the dissipative part of the surface impedance. We investigate its dependence on frequency, the density and strength of magnetic ... More
Single-dopant resonance in a single-electron transistorDec 26 2010Single dopants in semiconductor nanostructures have been studied in great details recently as they are good candidates for quantum bits, provided they are coupled to a detector. Here we report coupling of a single As donor atom to a single-electron transistor ... More
Photon-assisted charge-parity jumps in a superconducting qubitApr 12 2019We evaluate the rates of energy and phase relaxation of a superconducting qubit caused by stray photons with energy exceeding the threshold for breaking a Cooper pair. All channels of relaxation within this mechanism are associated with the change in ... More
Dynamics of Majorana States in a Topological Josephson JunctionMar 20 2013Jul 08 2013Topological Josephson junctions carry 4pi-periodic bound states. A finite bias applied to the junction limits the lifetime of the bound state by dynamically coupling it to the continuum. Another characteristic time scale, the phase adjustment time, is ... More
Ac Josephson Effect in Topological Josephson JunctionsOct 21 2013Topological superconductors admit zero-energy Majorana bound states at their boundaries. In this review article, we discuss how to probe these Majorana bound states in Josephson junctions between two topological superconductors. In the absence of an applied ... More
Cross-correlations of coherent multiple Andreev reflectionsNov 01 2015We use the Landauer-B\"uttiker scattering theory for electronic transport to calculate the current cross-correlations in a voltage-biased three-terminal junction with all superconducting leads. At low bias voltage, when charge transport is due to coherent ... More
Spin-resolved Andreev levels and parity crossings in hybrid superconductor-semiconductor nanostructuresFeb 11 2013Jan 23 2014The hybrid combination of superconductors and low-dimensional semiconductors offers a versatile ground for novel device concepts, such as sources of spin-entangled electrons, nanoscale superconducting magnetometers, or recently proposed qubits based on ... More
Quantum Charge Fluctuations in a Superconducting GrainFeb 28 2005We consider charge quantization in a small superconducting grain that is contacted by a normal-metal electrode and is controlled by a capacitively coupled gate. At zero temperature and zero conductance $G$ between the grain and the electrode, the charge ... More
Theory of microwave spectroscopy of Andreev bound states with a Josephson junctionJun 24 2014Oct 10 2014We present a microscopic theory for the current through a tunnel Josephson junction coupled to a non-linear environment, which consists of an Andreev two-level system coupled to a harmonic oscillator. It models a recent experiment [Bretheau, Girit, Pothier, ... More
Quasiclassical theory of disordered Rashba superconductorsFeb 16 2015Jul 30 2015We derive the quasiclassical equations that describe two-dimensional superconductors with a large Rashba spin-orbit coupling and in the presence of impurities. These equations account for the helical phase induced by an in-plane magnetic field, with a ... More
Microwave spectroscopy of a weakly-pinned charge density wave in a superinductorJan 06 2019A chain of small Josephson junctions (aka superinductor) emerged recently as a high-inductance, low-loss element of superconducting quantum devices. We notice that the intrinsic parameters of a typical superinductor in fact place it into the Bose glass ... More
Non-trivial Chern numbers in three-terminal Josephson junctionsMay 06 2017Recently it has been predicted that the Andreev bound state spectrum of 4-terminal Josephson junctions may possess zero-energy Weyl singularities. Using one superconducting phase as a control parameter, these singularities are associated with topological ... More
Magnetic screening properties of superconductor-ferromagnet bilayersMar 12 2009Sep 28 2009We study theoretically the magnetic screening properties of thin, diffusive superconductor/ferromagnet bilayers subject to a perpendicular magnetic field. We find that the effective penetration depth characterizing the magnetic response oscillates with ... More
Hot non-equilibrium quasiparticles in transmon qubitsMar 01 2018Oct 14 2018Non-equilibrium quasiparticle excitations degrade the performance of a variety of superconducting circuits. Understanding the energy distribution of these quasiparticles will yield insight into their generation mechanisms, the limitations they impose ... More
Decoupling of superconducting layers in magnetic superconductor RuSr_{2}GdCu_{2}O_{8}May 24 2001We propose the model for magnetic properties of the magnetic superconductor RuSr$_{2}$GdCu$_{2}$O$_{8}$, which incorporates the theory of the superconducting/ferromagnetic multilayers. The transition line $T_{d}(h)$, on which the Josephson coupled superconducting ... More
Enhancement of the upper critical field in disordered transition metal dichalcogenide monolayersMay 04 2017Jun 16 2017We calculate the effect of impurities on the superconducting phase diagram of transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers in the presence of an in-plane magnetic field. Due to strong intrinsic spin-orbit coupling, the upper critical field greatly surpasses ... More
Andreev current induced by ferromagnetic resonanceApr 06 2012We study charge transport through a metallic dot coupled to a superconducting and a ferromagnetic lead with a precessing magnetization due to ferromagnetic resonance. Using the quasiclassical theory, we find that the magnetization precession induces a ... More
Non-equilibrium spin transport in Zeeman-split superconductorsDec 22 2014Mar 08 2015We investigate theoretically the non-local conductance through a superconducting wire in tunnel contact with normal and ferromagnetic leads. In the presence of an in-plane magnetic field, the superconducting density of states is spin-split, and the current ... More
Topological Josephson $φ_0$-junctionsMar 06 2015Jul 24 2015We study the effect of a magnetic field on the current-phase relation of a topological Josephson junction formed by connecting two superconductors through the helical edge states of a quantum spin-Hall insulator. We predict that the Zeeman effect along ... More
Magnetic resonance in a singlet-triplet Josephson junctionSep 01 2015We study a singlet-triplet Josephson junction between a conventional s-wave superconductor and an unconventional p$_{\rm x}$-wave superconductor. The Andreev spectrum of the junction yields a spontaneous magnetization in equilibrium. This allows manipulating ... More
Superharmonic long-range triplet current in a diffusive Josephson junctionMar 05 2013We study the Josephson current through a long ferromagnetic bilayer in the diffusive regime. For non-collinear magnetizations, we find that the current-phase relation is dominated by its second harmonic, which corresponds to the long-range coherent propagation ... More
Weak localization in transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers and their heterostructures with grapheneAug 17 2018We calculate the interference correction to the conductivity of doped transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers (TMDC). Because of the interplay between valley structure and intrinsic spin-orbit coupling (SOC), these materials exhibit a rich weak localization ... More
Systematic Figure of Merit Computation for the Design of Pipeline ADCOct 25 2007The emerging concept of SoC-AMS leads to research new top-down methodologies to aid systems designers in sizing analog and mixed devices. This work applies this idea to the high-level optimization of pipeline ADC. Considering a given technology, it consists ... More
Interplay of magneto-elastic and polaronic effects in electronic transport through suspended carbon-nanotube quantum dotsFeb 10 2012We investigate the electronic transport through a suspended carbon-nanotube quantum dot. In the presence of a magnetic field perpendicular to the nanotube and a nearby metallic gate, two forces act on the electrons: the Laplace and the electrostatic force. ... More
How many quasiparticles can be in a superconductor?Mar 14 2016Experimentally and mysteriously, the concentration of quasiparticles in a gapped superconductor at low temperatures always by far exceeds its equilibrium value. We study the dynamics of localized quasiparticles in superconductors with a spatially fluctuating ... More
Nonlocal spin correlations mediated by a superconductorApr 02 2013Nonlocal charge correlations induced in two normal metals contacted separately to a supercon- ductor have been studied intensively in the past few years. Here we investigate nonlocal correlations induced by the transfer of pure spin currents through a ... More
Signatures of odd-frequency correlations in the Josephson current of superconductor/ferromagnet hybrid junctionsApr 16 2015Contacting a bilayer ferromagnet with a singlet even-frequency superconductor allows for the realization of an effective triplet odd-frequency superconductor. In this work, we investigate the Josephson effect between superconductors with different symmetries ... More
Anomalous Josephson effect in semiconducting nanowires as a signature of the topologically nontrivial phaseDec 09 2015May 07 2016We study Josephson junctions made of semiconducting nanowires with Rashba spin-orbit coupling, where superconducting correlations are induced by the proximity effect. In the presence of a suitably directed magnetic field, the system displays the anomalous ... More
Density of states in gapped superconductors with pairing-potential impuritiesOct 30 2015We study the density of states in disordered s-wave superconductors with a small gap anisotropy. Disorder comes in the form of common nonmagnetic scatterers and pairing-potential impurities, which interact with electrons via an electric potential and ... More
Inelastic Microwave Photon Scattering off a Quantum Impurity in a Josephson-Junction ArrayAug 01 2012Jan 09 2013Quantum fluctuations in an anharmonic superconducting circuit enable frequency conversion of individual incoming photons. This effect, linear in the photon beam intensity, leads to ramifications for the standard input-output circuit theory. We consider ... More
Persistent currents in one dimension: the other side of Leggett's theoremApr 10 2008We discuss the sign of the persistent current of N electrons in one dimensional rings. Using a topology argument, we establish lower bounds for the free energy in the presence of arbitrary electron-electron interactions and external potentials. Those ... More
Multi-terminal Josephson junctions as topological materialsMar 23 2015Topological materials and their unusual transport properties are now at the focus of modern experimental and theoretical research. Their topological properties arise from the bandstructure determined by the atomic composition of a material and as such ... More
On the interpretation of negative birefringence observed in strong-field optical pump-probe experiments: high-order Kerr and plasma grating effectsNov 07 2013The analysis of negative birefringence optically induced in major air components (Loriot et al., [1, 2]) is revisited in light of the recently reported plasma grating-induced phase-shift effect predicted for strong field pump-probe experiments (Wahlstrand ... More
Topological transconductance quantization in a four-terminal Josephson junctionDec 16 2016Sep 30 2017Recently we predicted that the Andreev bound state spectrum of 4-terminal Josephson junctions may possess topologically protected zero-energy Weyl singularities, which manifest themselves in a quantized transconductance in units of $4e^2/h$ when two of ... More
Evaluation and Design Space Exploration of a Time-Division Multiplexed NoC on FPGA for Image Analysis ApplicationsFeb 09 2010The aim of this paper is to present an adaptable Fat Tree NoC architecture for Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) designed for image analysis applications. Traditional NoCs (Network on Chip) are not optimal for dataflow applications with large amount ... More
Control of Andreev bound state population and related charge-imbalance effectJul 02 2014Motivated by recent experimental research, we study the processes in an ac driven superconducting constriction whereby one quasiparticle is promoted to the delocalized states outside the superconducting gap. We demonstrate that with these processes one ... More
Numerical simulations of time resolved quantum electronicsJul 24 2013Feb 18 2014This paper discusses the technical aspects - mathematical and numerical - associated with the numerical simulations of a mesoscopic system in the time domain (i.e. beyond the single frequency AC limit). After a short review of the state of the art, we ... More
Detecting Photon-Photon Interactions in a Superconducting CircuitMay 20 2015A local interaction between photons can be engineered by coupling a nonlinear system to a transmission line. The required high impedance transmission line can be conveniently formed from a chain of Josephson junctions. The nonlinearity is generated by ... More
Strong effects of weak ac driving in short superconducting junctionsOct 14 2014We study a short superconducting junction subject to a dc and ac phase bias. The ac modulation changes the occupation of the Andreev bound states formed at the constriction by transitions between bound states and the continuum. In a short junction, the ... 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
Massive Neutrino in Non-commutative Space-timeDec 24 2007Apr 01 2008We consider the noncommutative standard model based on $SU(3)\times SU(2)\times U(1)$. We study the gauge transformation of right handed neutrino and its direct interaction with photon in the noncommutative space-time. We show that the massive Dirac neutrinos, ... More
Infinite order excitonic Bloch equations for asymmetric nanostructuresJul 04 2003We present a new exciton-based formalism for calculating the coherent response of asymmetric semiconductor multiple quantum well structures to ultra-short optical pulses valid to infinite order in the optical field and including the self-generated intraband ... More
Scalar StoponiumAug 18 1993We study the decays of a scalar \stst\ bound state \sigst, 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 $m_h < \mst \ll \mstt$, a pair of light scalar Higgs bosons ... 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
Photon Neutrino Scattering in Non-Commutative SpaceNov 04 2005Jan 19 2006We extend the non-commutative standard model based on the minimal $SU(3)\times SU(2)\times U(1)$ gauge group to include the interaction of photon with neutrino. We show that, in the gauge invariant manner, only the right handed neutrino can directly couple ... 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
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
Complete Resolution of the Quantum Zeno Paradox for Outside ObserversJan 27 2004The quantum Zeno paradox is fully resolved for purely indirect and incomplete measurements performed by the detectors outside the system. If the outside detectors are prepared to observe propagating signals of a decay event of an excited state in the ... More
The relativistic nuclear dynamics for the SU(3) Goldstone bosons of chiral QCDDec 04 2002In this habilitation theses the chiral SU(3) Lagrangian is applied to antikaon and hyperon propagation in cold nuclear matter. The self consistent many-body dynamics relies on a detailed analysis of the pion, kaon and antikaon-nucleon scattering data ... More
Migdal's short range correlations in a covariant modelOct 26 2002Aug 13 2003We construct a covariant model for short range correlations of a pion emerged in nuclear matter. Once the delta-hole contribution is considered an additional and so far neglected channel opens that leads to significant modifications in the vicinity of ... More
Resolution of Verb Ellipsis in Japanese Sentence using Surface Expressions and ExamplesDec 13 1999Verbs are sometimes omitted in Japanese sentences. It is necessary to recover omitted verbs for purposes of language understanding, machine translation, and conversational processing. This paper describes a practical way to recover omitted verbs by using ... More
Higgs PhysicsJan 27 2015Feb 23 2015We discuss the interpretation of the LHC Higgs data and the test of the Higgs mechanism. This is done in a more model-independent approach relying on an effective Lagrangian, as well as in specific models like composite Higgs models and supersymmetric ... More
The dynamical disconnection of sunspots from their magnetic rootsJun 27 2005After a dynamically active emergence phase, magnetic flux at the solar surface soon ceases to show strong signs of the subsurface dynamics of its parent magnetic structure. This indicates that some kind of disconnection of the emerged flux from its roots ... More
Partial cohomology of groupsSep 26 2013Dec 19 2014We develop a cohomology theory of groups based on partial actions and explore its relation with the partial Schur multiplier as well as with cohomology of inverse semigroups.
Boundary layer emission and Z-track in the color-color diagram of luminous LMXBsJun 01 2005Mar 09 2006We demonstrate that Fourier-frequency resolved spectra of atoll and Z- sources are identical, despite significant difference in their average spectra and luminosity (by a factor of ~10-20). This result fits in the picture we suggested earlier, namely ... More
Statistical Mechanics of the Hyper Vertex Cover ProblemJul 02 2007Jul 03 2007We introduce and study a new optimization problem called Hyper Vertex Cover. This problem is a generalization of the standard vertex cover to hypergraphs: one seeks a configuration of particles with minimal density such that every hyperedge of the hypergraph ... More
The Earliest Epoch of Reionisation in the Standard $Λ$CDM ModelMar 06 2003Jul 15 2003We show that the earliest possible reionisation of the Universe is approximately at $z\simeq 13.5$ and the optical depth is $\tau\simeq 0.17$ in the conventionally accepted $\Lambda$ cold dark matter ($\Lambda$CDM) model with adiabatic fluctuations of ... More
Neutron $2p$ and $1f$ spin--orbit splittings in $^{40}$Ca, $^{36}$S, and $^{34}$Si $N=20$ isotones: tensor--induced and pure spin--orbit effectsNov 04 2015Neutron $2p$ and $1f$ spin--orbit splittings were recently measured in the isotones $^{37}$S and $^{35}$Si by $(d,p)$ transfer reactions. Values were reported by using the major fragments of the states. An important reduction of the $p$ splitting was ... More
A Robust Scheme for PSS Detection and Integer Frequency Offset Recovery in LTE SystemsMay 12 2015Before establishing a communication link in a cellular network, the user terminal must activate a synchronization procedure called initial cell search in order to acquire specific information about the serving base station. To accomplish this task, the ... More
Pair excitations and the mean field approximation of interacting Bosons, IISep 19 2015Jul 31 2016We consider a large number of Bosons with interaction potential $v_N(x)=N^{3 \beta}v(N^{\beta}x)$. In earlier papers we considered a set of equations for the condensate $\phi$ and pair excitation function $k$ and proved that they provide a Fock space ... More
Singlet particles as cold dark matter in noncommutative space-timeMar 10 2009We extend the noncommutative (NC) standard model to incorporate singlet particles as cold dark matter. In the NC space-time, the singlet particles can be coupled to the U(1) gauge field in the adjoint representation. We Study the relic density of the ... More
Contractions on a manifold polarized by an ample vector bundleOct 27 1994A complex manifold $X$ of dimension $n$ together with an ample vector bundle $E$ on it will be called a {\sf generalized polarized variety}. The adjoint bundle of the pair $(X,E)$ is the line bundle $K_X + det(E)$. We study the positivity (the nefness ... More
On the twisted cohomology of arrangements of linesJul 07 2015Let $\A$ be an affine line arrangement in $\C^2,$ with complement $\M(\A).$ The twisted (co)homology of $\M(\A)$ is an interesting object which has been considered by many authors, strictly related to the (co)homology of the Milnor fibre associated to ... More
Scalar transport in compressible flowNov 29 1996Transport of scalar fields in compressible flow is investigated. The effective equations governing the transport at scales large compared to those of the advecting flow are derived by using multi-scale techniques. Ballistic transport generally takes place ... More
Color superconductivity in two- and three-flavor systems at moderate densitiesMay 02 2002May 06 2002Basic features of color superconductivity are reviewed, focusing on the regime of ``moderate densities'', which is not accessible by perturbation theory. We discuss the standard picture of two- and three flavor color superconductors and study the color-flavor ... More
Color-Flavor Unlocking and Phase Diagram with Self-Consistently Determined Strange Quark MassesSep 11 2001Dec 17 2001The phase diagram of strongly interacting matter at non-zero temperature and baryon chemical potential is calculated within a 3-flavor NJL-type quark model with realistic quark masses. The model exhibits spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking as well as ... More
Biorthogonal Laurent polynomials, Toeplitz determinants, minimal Toda orbits and isomonodromic tau functionsMar 23 2005We consider the class of biorthogonal polynomials that are used to solve the inverse spectral problem associated to elementary co-adjoint orbits of the Borel group of upper triangular matrices; these orbits are the phase space of generalized integrable ... More
Fractional supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics as a set of replicas of ordinary supersymmetric Quantum MechanicsDec 06 2003A connection between fractional supersymmetric quantum mechanics and ordinary supersymmetric quantum mechanics is established in this Letter.
Modeling the Spectral Energy Distribution and Variability of 3C 66A during the WEBT campaign of 2003 -- 2004Apr 03 2007The BL Lac object 3C 66A was observed in an extensive multiwavelength monitoring campaign from July 2003 till April 2004. The spectral energy distribution (SED) was measured over the entire electromagnetic spectrum, with flux measurements from radio to ... More
High confidence AGN candidates among unidentified Fermi-LAT sources via statistical classificationJun 27 2013The second Fermi-LAT source catalog (2FGL) is the deepest survey of the gamma-ray sky ever compiled, containing 1873 sources that constitute a very complete sample down to an energy flux of about 10^(-11) erg cm^(-2) s^(-1). While counterparts at lower ... More
Reliability of astrophysical jet simulations in 2D: On inter-code reliability and numerical convergenceOct 22 2001In the present paper, we examine the convergence behavior and inter-code reliability of astrophysical jet simulations in axial symmetry. We consider both, pure hydrodynamic jets and jets with a dynamically significant magnetic field. The setups were chosen ... More
Longitudinal top quark polarizationApr 20 2001Longitudinal polarization of the top quark, averaged over the production angle, is discussed for the top quark produced in e+e- annihilation near its production threshold. It is demonstrated that Coulomb type corrections and rescattering corrections are ... More
A new class of solutions of the DMPK equationMar 17 2003Sep 03 2003We introduce and discuss a new class of solutions of the DMPK equation in which some of the eigenvalues are grouped into clusters which are conserved in the asymptotic large distance limit (i.e. as the length of the wire increases). We give an explicit ... More