Results for "M. Mommert"

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Characterization of Near-Earth Asteroids using KMTNet-SAAOSep 11 2017We present here VRI spectrophotometry of 39 near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) observed with the Sutherland, South Africa, node of the Korea Microlensing Telescope Network (KMTNet). Of the 39 NEAs, 19 were targeted, but because of KMTNet's large 2 deg by 2 deg ... More
A Taxonomic Study of Asteroid Families from KMTNet-SAAO Multi-band PhotometryMar 19 2019We present here multi-band photometry for over 2000 Main-belt asteroids. For each target we report the probabilistic taxonomy using the measured V-R and V-I colors in combination with a machine-learning generated decision surface in color-color space. ... More
SAFARI: Searching Asteroids For Activity Revealing IndicatorsJul 02 2018Active asteroids behave dynamically like asteroids but display comet-like comae. These objects are poorly understood, with only about 30 identified to date. We have conducted one of the deepest systematic searches for asteroid activity by making use of ... More
Nucleus of active asteroid 358P/Pan-STARRS (P/2012 T1)May 28 2018The dust emission from active asteroids is likely driven by collisions, fast rotation, sublimation of embedded ice, and combinations of these. Characterising these processes leads to a better understanding of their respective influence on the evolution ... More
Nereid from space: Rotation, size and shape analysis from Kepler/K2, Herschel and Spitzer observationsJan 11 2016In this paper we present an analysis of Kepler K2 mission Campaign 3 observations of the irregular Neptune satellite, Nereid. We determined a rotation period of P=11.594(+/-)0.017 h and amplitude of dm=0.0328(+/-)00018, confirming previous short rotation ... More
First Results from the Rapid-Response Spectrophotometric Characterization of Near-Earth Objects using UKIRTFeb 18 2016Using the Wide Field Camera for the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope, we measure the near-infrared colors of near-Earth objects (NEOs) in order to put constraints on their taxonomic classifications. The rapid-response character of our observations allows ... More
Physical Properties of Near-Earth Asteroid 2011 MDJun 20 2014We report on observations of near-Earth asteroid 2011 MD with the Spitzer Space Telescope. We have spent 19.9 h of observing time with channel 2 (4.5 {\mu}m) of the Infrared Array Camera and detected the target within the 2{\sigma} positional uncertainty ... More
Constraining the Physical Properties of Near-Earth Object 2009 BDMar 30 2014We report on Spitzer Space Telescope IRAC observations of near-Earth object (NEO) 2009 BD that were carried out in support of the NASA Asteroid Robotic Retrieval Mission (ARRM) concept. We did not detect 2009 BD in 25 hrs of integration at 4.5 micron. ... More
Haumea's thermal emission revisited in the light of the occultation resultsNov 23 2018A recent occultation measurement of the dwarf planet Haumea (Ortiz et al. 2017) revealed an elongated shape with the longest axis comparable to Pluto's mean diameter. The chords also indicate a ring around Haumea's equatorial plane, where its largest ... More
Long-term optical polarization variability of the tev blazar 1es~1959+650Apr 10 2013A detailed analysis of the optical polarimetric variability of the TeV blazar 1ES 1959+650 from 2007 October 18 to 2011 May 5 is presented. The source showed a maximum and minimum brightness states in the R-band of 14.08$\pm$0.03 mag and 15.20$\pm$0.03 ... More
A 2 km-size asteroid challenging the rubble-pile spin barrier - a case for cohesionDec 22 2015The rubble pile spin barrier is an upper limit on the rotation rate of asteroids larger than ~200-300 m. Among thousands of asteroids with diameters larger than ~300 m, only a handful of asteroids are known to rotate faster than 2.0 h, all are in the ... More
ExploreNEOs VIII: Dormant Short-Period Comets in the Near-Earth Asteroid PopulationAug 17 2015We perform a search for dormant comets, asteroidal objects of cometary origin, in the near-Earth asteroid (NEA) population based on dynamical and physical considerations. Our study is based on albedos derived within the ExploreNEOs program and is extended ... More
Distribution of shape elongations of main belt asteroids derived from Pan-STARRS1 photometrySep 17 2017Context. A lot of photometric data is produced by surveys such as Pan-STARRS, LONEOS, WISE or Catalina. These data are a rich source of information about the physical properties of asteroids. There are several possible approaches for utilizing these data. ... More
Properties of the irregular satellite system around Uranus inferred from K2, Herschel and Spitzer observationsJun 21 2017Aug 01 2017In this paper we present visible range light curves of the irregular Uranian satellites Sycorax, Caliban, Prospero, Ferdinand and Setebos taken with Kepler Space Telescope in the course of the K2 mission. Thermal emission measurements obtained with the ... More
"TNOs are Cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region X. Analysis of classical Kuiper belt objects from Herschel and Spitzer observationsMar 25 2014The classical Kuiper belt contains objects both from a low-inclination, presumably primordial, distribution and from a high-inclination dynamically excited population. Based on a sample of classical TNOs with observations at thermal wavelengths we determine ... More
TNOs are Cool: A Survey of the Transneptunian Region XI: A Herschel-PACS view of 16 CentaursSep 04 2013Mar 05 2014Centaurs are the transitional population between trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) and Jupiter-family comets. For this reason it is possible to access the smaller ones, which is more difficult to do with the TNO population. The goal of this work is to characterize ... More
"TNOs are Cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region XIV. Size/albedo characterization of the Haumea family observed with Herschel and SpitzerApr 12 2019A group of trans-Neptunian objects (TNO) are dynamically related to the dwarf planet 136108 Haumea. Ten of them show strong indications of water ice on their surfaces, are assumed to have resulted from a collision, and are accepted as the only known TNO ... More
A near-Sun Solar System Twilight Survey with LSSTDec 02 2018We propose a LSST Solar System near-Sun Survey, to be implemented during twilight hours, that extends the seasonal reach of LSST to its maximum as fresh sky is uncovered at about 50 square degrees per night (1500 sq. deg. per lunation) in the morning ... More
A Northern Ecliptic Survey for Solar System ScienceDec 04 2018Making an inventory of the Solar System is one of the four fundamental science requirements for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The current baseline footprint for LSST's main Wide-Fast-Deep (WFD) Survey observes the sky below 0$^\circ$ declination, ... More
Enabling Deep All-Sky Searches of Outer Solar System ObjectsJan 24 2019A foundational goal of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is to map the Solar System small body populations that provide key windows into understanding of its formation and evolution. This is especially true of the populations of the Outer Solar ... More
Simultaneous LSST and Euclid observations - advantages for Solar System ObjectsDec 03 2018The ESA Euclid mission is a space telescope that will survey ~15,000 square degrees of the sky, primarily to study the distant universe (constraining cosmological parameters through the lensing of galaxies). It is also expected to observe ~150,000 Solar ... More
Spitzer Observations of Interstellar Object 1I/`OumuamuaNov 20 20181I/`Oumuamua is the first confirmed interstellar body in our Solar System. Here we report on observations of `Oumuamua made with the Spitzer Space Telescope on 2017 November 21--22 (UT). We integrated for 30.2~hours at 4.5 micron (IRAC channel 2). We ... More
"TNOs are Cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region VI. Herschel/PACS observations and thermal modeling of 19 classical Kuiper belt objectsApr 03 2012Trans-Neptunian objects (TNO) represent the leftovers of the formation of the Solar System. Their physical properties provide constraints to the models of formation and evolution of the various dynamical classes of objects in the outer Solar System. Based ... More
TNOs are Cool: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region V. Physical characterization of 18 Plutinos using Herschel PACS observationsFeb 16 2012We present Herschel PACS photometry of 18 Plutinos and determine sizes and albedos for these objects using thermal modeling. We analyze our results for correlations, draw conclusions on the Plutino size distribution, and compare to earlier results. Flux ... More
"TNOs are Cool": A Survey of the Transneptunian Region IV. Size/albedo characterization of 15 scattered disk and detached objects observed with Herschel Space Observatory-PACSFeb 07 2012Physical characterization of Trans-Neptunian objects, a primitive population of the outer solar system, may provide constraints on their formation and evolution. The goal of this work is to characterize a set of 15 scattered disk (SDOs) and detached objects, ... More
ExploreNEOs III: Physical characterization of 65 low-deltaV NEOsJan 25 2011Space missions to NEOs are being planned at all major space agencies, and recently a manned mission to an NEO was announced as a NASA goal. Efforts to find and select suitable targets (plus backup targets) are severely hampered by our lack of knowledge ... More
astroquery: An Astronomical Web-Querying Package in PythonJan 14 2019astroquery is a collection of tools for requesting data from databases hosted on remote servers with interfaces exposed on the internet, including those with web pages but without formal application program interfaces (APIs). These tools are built on ... More
The binary near-Earth asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3 - An observational constraint on its orbital evolutionJun 18 2014Sep 15 2014Using our photometric observations taken between 1996 and 2013 and other published data, we derived properties of the binary near-Earth asteroid (175706) 1996 FG3 including new measurements constraining evolution of the mutual orbit with potential consequences ... More
TNOs are Cool: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region. VIII. Combined Herschel PACS and SPIRE observations of 9 bright targets at 70--500 micronMay 02 2013May 03 2013Transneptunian objects (TNOs) are bodies populating the Kuiper Belt and they are believed to retain the most pristine and least altered material of the solar system. The Herschel Open Time Key Program entitled "TNOs are Cool: A survey of the trans-Neptunian ... More
"TNOs are Cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region I. Results from the Herschel Science Demonstration Phase (SDP)May 17 2010The goal of the Herschel Open Time Key programme "TNOs are Cool!" is to derive the physical and thermal properties for a large sample of Centaurs and trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), including resonant, classical, detached and scattered disk objects. We ... More
Main Belt Asteroid Shape Distribution from Gaia DR2Aug 27 2018Gaia Data Release 2 includes observational data for 14,099 pre-selected asteroids. From the sparsely sampled G band photometry, we derive lower-limit lightcurve amplitudes for 11,665 main belt asteroids in order to provide constraints on the distribution ... More
Constraining the Shape Distribution of Near Earth Objects from Partial LightcurvesMar 07 2019In the absence of dense photometry for a large population of Near Earth Objects (NEOs), the best method of obtaining a shape distribution comes from sparse photometry and partial lightcurves. We have used 867 partial lightcurves obtained by Spitzer to ... More
Deep Drilling Fields for Solar System ScienceDec 23 2018We propose an ecliptic Deep Drilling Field that will discover some 10,000~small and faint Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) --- primitive rocky/icy bodies that orbit at the outside of our Solar System and uniquely record the processes of planetary system formation ... More
"TNOs are cool": A survey of the trans-neptunian region. II. The thermal lightcurve of (136108) HaumeaJun 01 2010Thermal emission from Kuiper Belt object (136108) Haumea was measured with Herschel-PACS at 100 and 160 micrometers for almost a full rotation period. Observations clearly indicate a 100-micrometer thermal lightcurve with an amplitude of a factor of ~ ... More
A common origin for dynamically associated near-Earth asteroid pairsMay 28 2019Though pairs of dynamically associated asteroids in the Main Belt have been identified and studied for over a decade, very few pair systems have been identified in the near-Earth asteroid population. We present data and analysis that supports the existence ... More
NEOSurvey 1: Initial results from the Warm Spitzer Exploration Science Survey of Near Earth Object PropertiesAug 12 2016Near Earth Objects (NEOs) are small Solar System bodies whose orbits bring them close to the Earth's orbit. We are carrying out a Warm Spitzer Cycle 11 Exploration Science program entitled NEOSurvey --- a fast and efficient flux-limited survey of 597 ... More
First Results from the rapid-response spectrophotometric characterization of Near-Earth ObjectsMar 20 2019As part of our multi-observatory, multi-filter campaign, we present \rmi color observations of 82 Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) obtained with the RATIR instrument on the 1.5m robotic telescope at the San Pedro Martir's National Observatory in Mexico. Our ... More
Color variations of Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina)Jun 05 2017We report observations of color in the inner coma of Comet C/2013 UQ4 (Catalina) with the broadband B and R filters. We find significant temporal variations of the color slope, ranging from -12.67 $\pm$ 8.16 \% per 0.1~$\mu$m up to $35.09 \pm 11.7$ \% ... More
The Science Case for an Extended Spitzer MissionOct 11 2017Although the final observations of the Spitzer Warm Mission are currently scheduled for March 2019, it can continue operations through the end of the decade with no loss of photometric precision. As we will show, there is a strong science case for extending ... More
AGILE detection of a rapid gamma-ray flare from the blazar PKS 1510-089 during the GASP-WEBT monitoringSep 18 2009We report the detection by the AGILE satellite of a rapid gamma-ray flare from the powerful gamma-ray quasar PKS 1510-089, during a pointing centered on the Galactic Center region from 1 March to 30 March 2008. This source has been continuosly monitored ... More
The Discovery of Cometary Activity in Near-Earth Asteroid (3552) Don QuixoteDec 03 2013The near-Earth object (NEO) population, which mainly consists of fragments from collisions between asteroids in the main asteroid belt, is thought to include contributions from short-period comets as well. One of the most promising NEO candidates for ... More
Infrared Lightcurves of Near Earth ObjectsAug 23 2018We present lightcurves and derive periods and amplitudes for a subset of 38 near earth objects (NEOs) observed at 4.5 microns with the IRAC camera on the the Spitzer Space Telescope, many of them having no previously reported rotation periods. This subset ... More
"TNOs are Cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region -- VII. Size and surface characteristics of (90377) Sedna and 2010 EK139Apr 04 2012We present estimates of the basic physical properties (size and albedo) of (90377) Sedna, a prominent member of the detached trans-Neptunian object population and the recently discovered scattered disk object 2010 EK139, based on the recent observations ... More
Multiwavelength observations of a TeV-Flare from W ComaeOct 20 2009We report results from an intensive multiwavelength campaign on the intermediate-frequency-peaked BL Lacertae object W Com (z=0.102) during a strong outburst of very high energy gamma-ray emission in June 2008. The very high energy gamma-ray signal was ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
Electroweak Baryogenesis in the MSSMMar 05 1999Mar 24 1999We review the baryogenesis scenario in the MSSM at the perturbative level and, in particular, the impact of two-loop corrections on the strength of the phase transition and the amount of generated baryon asymmetry. We confirm the baryogenesis window, ... More
Cosmic Variance and Its Effect on the Luminosity Function Determination in Deep High z SurveysDec 03 2007We study cosmic variance in deep high redshift surveys and its influence on the determination of the luminosity function for high redshift galaxies. For several survey geometries relevant for HST and JWST instruments, we characterize the distribution ... More
Periodic Solutions of Abel Differential EquationsMay 05 2006Jun 09 2006For a class of polynomial non-autonomous differential equations of degree n, we use phase plane analysis to show that each equation in this class has n periodic solutions. The result implies that certain rigid two-dimensional systems have at most one ... More
Hydrogen and muonic-Hydrogen Atomic Spectra in Non-commutative Space-TimeOct 03 2014Dec 16 2014Comparing electronic Hydrogen with muonic Hydrogen shows that the discrepancy in measurement of the Lamb shift in the both systems are relatively of order of $(\frac{m_\mu}{m_e})^{4-5}$. We explore the spectrum of Hydrogen atom in noncommutative $QED$ ... More
Pair excitations and the mean field approximation of interacting Bosons, IAug 18 2012Mar 16 2013In our previous work \cite{GMM1},\cite{GMM2} we introduced a correction to the mean field approximation of interacting Bosons. This correction describes the evolution of pairs of particles that leave the condensate and subsequently evolve on a background ... More
Color-Flavor (Un)lockingFeb 11 2002The structure of the phase diagram of strongly interacting matter at moderate densities is calculated within a 3-flavor NJL-type quark model with realistic quark masses. We focus on the influence of the selfconsistently determined effective strange quark ... More
Residual Diffeomorphisms and Symplectic Softs Hairs: The Need to Refine Strict Statement of Equivalence PrincipleMar 25 2016Sep 05 2016General covariance is the cornerstone of Einstein's General Relativity (GR) and implies that any two metrics related by diffeomorphisms are physically equivalent. There are, however, many examples pointing to the fact that this strict statement of general ... More
AGN pairs: chance superpositions or black hole binaries?Dec 29 2009Several active galactic nuclei (AGN) with multiple sets of emission lines separated by over 2000 km/s have been observed recently. These have been interpreted as being due to massive black hole (MBH) recoil following a black hole merger, MBH binaries, ... More
On Two Approaches to Fractional Supersymmetric Quantum MechanicsOct 26 2001Two complementary approaches of N = 2 fractional supersymmetric quantum mechanics of order k are studied in this article. The first one, based on a generalized Weyl-Heisenberg algebra W(k) (that comprizes the affine quantum algebra Uq(sl(2)) with q to ... More
Two-Photon Spectroscopy Between States of Opposite ParitiesNov 29 1995Magnetic- and electric-dipole two-photon absorption (MED-TPA), recently introduced as a new spectroscopic technique for studying transitions between states of opposite parities, is investigated from a theoretical point of view. A new approximation, referred ... More
Eisenstein series and quantum affine algebrasApr 26 1996Nov 23 1996Let X be a smooth projectibe curve over a finite field. We consider the Hall algebra H whose basis is formed by isomorphism classes of coherent sheaves on X and whose typical structure constant is the number of subsheaves in a given sheaf belonging to ... More
On the q-analog of homological algebraNov 04 1996This is an attempt to generalize some basic facts of homological algebra to the case of "complexes" in which the differential satisfies the condition $d^N=0$ instead of the usual $d^2=0$. Instead of familiar sign factors, the constructions related to ... More
Clusters of CyclesApr 07 2001A {\it cluster of cycles} (or {\it $(r,q)$-polycycle}) is a simple planar 2--co nnected finite or countable graph $G$ of girth $r$ and maximal vertex-degree $q$, which admits {\it $(r,q)$-polycyclic realization} on the plane, denote it by $P(G)$, i.e. ... More
Cosmic Electroweak StringsOct 27 1995We examine the Standard Model field configurations near cosmic strings in a particular class of models. This class is defined by the condition that the generator of the flux in the string, $T_s$, commutes with the Standard Model Lie algebra. We find that ... More
Instabilities of Electroweak StringsMay 22 1995We investigate the instabilities of low winding number electroweak strings using standard numerical techniques of linear algebra. For strings of unit winding we are able to confirm and extend existing calculations of the unstable region in the ($m_H/m_W,\sin^2\theta_W$) ... More
Searching for low weight pseudo-codewordsFeb 04 2007Jul 30 2007Belief Propagation (BP) and Linear Programming (LP) decodings of Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes are discussed. We summarize results of instanton/pseudo-codeword approach developed for analysis of the error-floor domain of the codes. Instantons ... More
Ground state spin and excitation energies in half-filled Lieb latticesOct 10 2016We present detailed spectral calculations for small Lieb lattices having up to $N=4$ number of cells, in the regime of half-filling, an instance of particular relevance for the nano-magnetism of discrete systems such as quantum dot arrays, due to the ... More
Shot noise in diffusive ferromagnetic metalsApr 05 2006We show that shot noise in a diffusive ferromagnetic wire connected by tunnel contacts to two ferromagnetic electrodes can probe the intrinsic density of states and the extrinsic impurity scattering spin-polarization contributions in the polarization ... More
Floquet scattering theory for current and heat noise in large amplitude adiabatic pumpsJul 12 2004Feb 05 2005We discuss the statistical correlation properties of currents and energy flows generated by an adiabatic quantum pump. Our approach emphasizes the important role of quantized energy exchange between the sea of electrons and the oscillating scatterer. ... More
Adiabatic quantum pump in the presence of external ac voltagesSep 28 2003We investigate a quantum pump which in addition to its dynamic pump parameters is subject to oscillating external potentials applied to the contacts of the sample. Of interest is the rectification of the ac currents flowing through the mesoscopic scatterer ... More
Heat production and current noise for single- and double-cavity quantum capacitorsMay 29 2009We analyze the frequency-dependent noise and the heat production rate for a dynamical quantum capacitor in the regime in which it emits single particles, electrons and holes. At low temperature and slow driving the relaxation resistance quantum, R_{q} ... More
Magnetic field symmetry of pump currents of adiabatically driven mesoscopic structuresFeb 03 2005Feb 20 2005We examine the scattering properties of a slowly and periodically driven mesoscopic sample using the Floquet function approach. One might expect that at sufficiently low driving frequencies it is only the frozen scattering matrix which is important. The ... More
Floquet scattering theory of quantum pumpsAug 19 2002We develop the Floquet scattering theory for quantum mechanical pumping in mesoscopic conductors. The nonequilibrium distribution function, the dc charge and heat currents are investigated at arbitrary pumping amplitude and frequency. For mesoscopic samples ... More
Excitation of surface dipole and solenoidal modes on toroidal structuresApr 27 2006May 01 2006The time dependent Schrodinger equation inclusive of curvature effects is developed for a spinless electron constrained to motion on a toroidal surface and subjected to circularly polarized and linearly polarized waves in the microwave regime. A basis ... More
Comment on ``Quasiparticle Spectra around a Single Vortex in a d-wave Superconductor''Oct 22 1997In a recent Letter Morita, Kohmoto and Maki analyzed the structure of quasiparticle states near a single vortex in a d-wave superconductor using an approximate version of the Bogoliubov - de Gennes theory. Their principal result is the existence of a ... More
Standard Model thermodynamics across the electroweak crossoverMar 17 2015Jul 23 2015Even though the Standard Model with a Higgs mass mH = 125 GeV possesses no bulk phase transition, its thermodynamics still experiences a "soft point" at temperatures around T = 160 GeV, with a deviation from ideal gas thermodynamics. Such a deviation ... More
Polyakov loop correlators from D0-brane interactions in bosonic string theoryMay 23 2005Jul 14 2005In this paper we re-derive the effective Nambu-Goto theory result for the Polyakov loop correlator, starting from the free bosonic string and using a covariant quantization. The boundary conditions are those of an open string attached to two D0-branes ... More
D-dimensional developed MHD turbulence: Double expansion modelMay 31 2006Developed magnetohydrodynamic turbulence near two dimensions $d$ up to three dimensions has been investigated by means of renormalization group approach and double expansion regularization. A modification of standard minimal subtraction scheme has been ... More
Eliminating overgrowth effects in Poisson spatial process through the correlation among actual nucleiMay 15 2003It has been shown that the KJMA (Kolmogorov-Johnson-Mehl-Avrami) solution of phase transition kinetics can be set as a problem of correlated nucleation [Phys.Rev.B65, 172301 (2002)]. In this paper the equivalence between the standard solution and the ... More
The electron gas with a strong pairing interaction: Three particle correlations and the Thouless instabilitySep 18 2000We derive simplified Faddeev type equations for the three particle T-matrix which are valid in the Hubbard model where only electrons with opposite spins interact. Using the approximation of dynamical mean field theory these equations are partially solved ... More
Antisymmetric and other subleading corrections to scaling in the local potential approximationDec 02 2001Dec 03 2001For systems in the universality class of the three-dimensional Ising model we compute the critical exponents in the local potential approximation (LPA), that is, in the framework of the Wegner-Houghton equation. We are mostly interested in antisymmetric ... More
Similarity and Dissimilarity between Influences of Anchoring Walls and of External Fields on Nematic and Smectic A PhasesDec 09 2004The McMillan liquid crystalline models under the influence of homeotropic anchoring walls and of external fields are investigated. For thin systems, the existence of the critical thickness, below which the system does not undergo a discrete phase transition, ... More
Double layers in gravity theoriesOct 21 2014Gravitational double layers, unlike their classical electromagnetic counterparts, are thought to be forbidden in gravity theories. It has been recently shown, however, that they are feasible in, for instance, gravity theories with a Lagrangian quadratic ... More
Singularity Theorems in General Relativity: Achievements and Open QuestionsApr 30 2006In this short note, a brief overview with a critical appraisal of the acclaimed singularity theorems, the most genuine post-Einsteinian result of General Relativity, is presented.
Radio Emission from Low Mass Young Stellar ObjectsOct 26 2012Compact radio emission provides a reliable method for the detection of low luminosity young stellar objects (YSOs), and is particularly useful for detecting the earliest stages of protostellar evolution where the source itself may still be heavily embedded ... More
Solutions of the Quantum-Yang-Baxter-Equation from Symmetric SpacesJul 03 2001We show that for each semi-Riemannian locally symmetric space the curvature tensor gives rise to a rational solution $r$ of the classical Yang-Baxter equation with spectral parameter. For several Riemannian globally symmetric spaces $M$ such as real, ... More
On quantum advantage in dense codingJan 18 2007Sep 11 2009The quantum advantage of dense coding is studied, considering general encoding quantum operations. Particular attention is devoted to the case of many senders, and it is shown that restrictions on the possible operations on the senders' side may make ... More