Results for "S. Blouin"

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Line Profiles of the Calcium I Resonance Line in Cool Metal-polluted White DwarfsMar 20 2019Metal-polluted white dwarfs (DZ stars) are characterized by a helium-rich atmosphere contaminated by heavy elements traces originating from accreted rocky planetesimals. As a detailed spectroscopic analysis of those objects can reveal the composition ... More
On the Measurement of Fundamental Parameters of White Dwarfs in the Gaia EraApr 03 2019We present a critical review of the determination of fundamental parameters of white dwarfs discovered by the Gaia mission. We first reinterpret color-magnitude and color-color diagrams using photometric and spectroscopic information contained in the ... More
A New Generation of Cool White Dwarf Atmosphere Models. III. WD J2356$-$209: Accretion of a Planetesimal with an Unusual CompositionFeb 08 2019WD J2356$-$209 is a cool metal-polluted white dwarf whose visible spectrum is dominated by a strong and broad sodium feature. Although discovered nearly two decades ago, no detailed and realistic analysis of this star had yet been realized. In the absence ... More
The Montreal White Dwarf Database: a Tool for the CommunityOct 04 2016We present the "Montreal White Dwarf Database" (MWDD), an accessible database with sortable/filterable table and interactive plots that will, when fully completed, allow the community to explore the physical properties of all white dwarfs ever analyzed ... More
Pressure Distortion of the H$_2$-He Collision-Induced Absorption at the Photosphere of Cool White Dwarf StarsSep 05 2017Collision-induced absorption (CIA) from molecular hydrogen is a dominant opacity source in the atmosphere of cool white dwarfs. It results in a significant flux depletion in the near-IR and IR parts of their spectra. Because of the extreme conditions ... More
Classifying and Qualifying GUI DefectsMar 28 2017Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) are integral parts of software systems that require interactions from their users. Software testers have paid special attention to GUI testing in the last decade, and have devised techniques that are effective in finding ... More
A New Generation of Cool White Dwarf Atmosphere Models. I. Theoretical Framework and Applications to DZ StarsJul 17 2018The photospheres of the coolest helium-atmosphere white dwarfs are characterized by fluid-like densities. Under those conditions, standard approximations used in model atmosphere codes are no longer appropriate. Unfortunately, the majority of cool He-rich ... More
Infrared Opacities in Dense Atmospheres of Cool White Dwarf StarsOct 24 2016Dense, He-rich atmospheres of cool white dwarfs represent a challenge to the modeling. This is because these atmospheres are constituted of a dense fluid in which strong multi-atomic interactions determine their physics and chemistry. Therefore, the ideal-gas-based ... More
A New Generation of Cool White Dwarf Atmosphere Models Using Ab Initio CalculationsOct 04 2016Due to their high photospheric density, cool helium-rich white dwarfs (particularly DZ, DQpec and ultracool) are often poorly described by current atmosphere models. As part of our ongoing efforts to design atmosphere models suitable for all cool white ... More
User Interface Design Smell: Automatic Detection and Refactoring of Blob ListenersMar 30 2017May 25 2018User Interfaces (UIs) intensively rely on event-driven programming: widgets send UI events, which capture users' interactions, to dedicated objects called controllers. Controllers use several UI listeners that handle these events to produce UI commands. ... More
Automatic Detection of GUI Design Smells: The Case of Blob ListenerMar 26 2017Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) intensively rely on event-driven programming: widgets send GUI events, which capture users' interactions, to dedicated objects called controllers. Controllers implement several GUI listeners that handle these events to ... More
A New Generation of Cool White Dwarf Atmosphere Models. II. A DZ Star with Collision-Induced AbsorptionSep 28 2018In the first paper of this series (Blouin et al. 2018), we presented our upgraded cool white dwarf atmosphere code. In this second paper, we use our new models to analyze SDSS J080440.63+223948.6 (J0804+2239), the first DZ star to show collision-induced ... More
Multisensor CPHD filterApr 23 2015Mar 04 2016The single sensor probability hypothesis density (PHD) and cardinalized probability hypothesis density (CPHD) filters have been developed in the literature using the random finite set framework. The existing multisensor extensions of these filters have ... More
NNLO classical solution for Lipatov's effective action for reggeized gluonsFeb 15 2018Mar 19 2018We consider the formalism of small-x effective action for reggeized gluons, Gribov (Sov Phys JETP 26:414, 1968), Lipatov (Nucl Phys B 452:369, 1995; Phys Rep 286:131, 1997; Subnucl Ser 49:131, 2013, Int J Mod Phys Conf Ser 39:1560082, 2015; Int J Mod ... More
Band insulator to Mott insulator transition in a bilayer Hubbard modelMar 27 2007The ground state phase diagram of the half-filled repulsive Hubbard model in a bilayer is investigated using cluster dynamical mean field theory. For weak to intermediate values of Coulomb repulsion $U$, the system undergoes a transition from a Mott insulating ... More
Event-Driven Molecular Dynamics in ParallelFeb 03 2003Sep 16 2003Although event-driven algorithms have been shown to be far more efficient than time-driven methods such as conventional molecular dynamics, they have not become as popular. The main obstacle seems to be the difficulty of parallelizing event-driven molecular ... More
Band dispersion and electronic lifetimes in crystalline organic semiconductorsJan 11 2011Mar 31 2011The consequences of several microscopic interactions on the photoemission spectra of crystalline organic semiconductors (OSC) are studied theoretically. It is argued that their relative roles can be disentangled by analyzing both their temperature and ... More
Band-like motion and mobility saturation in organic molecular semiconductorsOct 22 2009Dec 07 2009We analyze a model that accounts for the inherently large thermal lattice fluctuations associated to the weak van der Waals inter-molecular bonding in crystalline organic semiconductors. In these materials the charge mobility generally exhibits a "metallic-like" ... More
Optical properties of small polarons from dynamical mean-field theoryDec 09 2005Feb 27 2006The optical properties of polarons are studied in the framework of the Holstein model by applying the dynamical mean-field theory. This approach allows to enlighten important quantitative and qualitative deviations from the limiting treatments of small ... More
Hopping dynamics of interacting polaronsOct 02 2008We derive an effective cluster model to address the transport properties of mutually interacting small polarons. We propose a decoupling scheme where the hopping dynamics of any given particle is determined by separating out explicitly the degrees of ... More
On the Ascoli property for locally convex spaces and topological groupsNov 09 2016Nov 14 2016We characterize Ascoli spaces by showing that a Tychonoff space $X$ is Ascoli iff the canonical map from the free locally convex space $L(X)$ over $X$ into $C_k\big( C_k(X)\big)$ is an embedding of locally convex spaces. We prove that an uncountable direct ... More
Metric-affine $f(R)$-gravity with torsion: an overviewOct 27 2009Torsion and curvature could play a fundamental role in explaining cosmological dynamics. f(R)-gravity with torsion is an approach aimed to encompass in a comprehensive scheme all the Dark Side of the Universe (Dark Energy and Dark Matter). We discuss ... More
Groups of quasi-invariance and the Pontryagin dualityDec 09 2008Oct 01 2009A Polish group $G$ is called a group of quasi-invariance or a QI-group, if there exist a locally compact group $X$ and a probability measure $\mu$ on $X$ such that 1) there exists a continuous monomorphism of $G$ to $X$, and 2) for each $g\in X$ either ... More
The Higgs Boson Production Cross Section as a Precision Observable?Mar 06 2002Jul 30 2002We investigate what can be learned at a linear collider about the sector of electroweak symmetry breaking from a precise measurement of the Higgs boson production cross section through the process e+e- -> hZ. We focus on deviations from the Standard Model ... More
X-ray observations of cluster outskirts: current status and future prospectsMay 03 2010Dec 22 2010Past and current X-ray mission allow us to observe only a fraction of the volume occupied by the ICM. After reviewing the state of the art of cluster outskirts observations we discuss some important constraints that should be met when designing an experiment ... More
Lower and upper bounds on the mass of light quark-antiquark scalar resonance in the SVZ sum rulesMay 23 2016The calculation of the mass of light scalar isosinglet meson within the Shifman--Vainshtein--Zakharov (SVZ) sum rules is revisited. We develop simple analytical methods for estimation of hadron masses in the SVZ approach and try to reveal the origin of ... More
Low-energy holographic models for QCDFeb 01 2011Apr 09 2011We consider the bottom-up holographic models for QCD which contain the ultraviolet (UV) cutoff. Such models are supposed to describe exclusively the low-energy sector of QCD. The introduction of UV cutoff in the soft wall model is shown to result in a ... More
AdS/QCD models describing a finite number of excited mesons with Regge spectrumMar 02 2009The typical AdS/QCD models deal with the large-N_c limit of QCD, as a consequence the meson spectrum consists of the infinite number of states that is far from the real situation. Basing on introduction of anharmonic corrections to the holographic potential, ... More
Generalized Soft Wall ModelOct 18 2012Jan 27 2013We develop an exactly solvable generalization of the soft wall holographic model for the vector mesons. The generalization preserves the ultraviolet and infrared asymptotics of the soft wall model and contains an additional free parameter. This new parameter ... More
Comment on "Parity Doubling and SU(2)_L X SU(2)_R Restoration in the Hadronic Spectrum" and "Parity Doubling Among the Baryons"May 09 2006Some aspects of two recent papers on parity doubling in the hadronic spectrum and its relation to restoration of linearly realized chiral symmetry are critically discussed.
Steenrod operations and the diagonal morphismJul 04 2013Jan 15 2014We show how to find the Steenrod operations in H^*(X) (the coefficients in F_p) given the diagonal morphism d_#:S_*(X)->S_*(X^p) and the action of the cyclic group C_p on S_*(X^p). Our construction needs no other data such as Eilenberg-Zilber morphisms. ... More
The Game of Cipher BeadsMay 20 2009Jul 29 2009Comparison between the various impact factors of a few Russian journals demonstrates the deficiencies of the popular citation indices.
On Grothendieck SubspacesApr 04 2005The modulus of an order bounded functional on a Riesz space is the sum of a pair of Riesz homomorphisms if and only if the kernel of this functional is a Grothendieck subspace of the ambient Riesz space. An operator version of this fact is given.
Generalized Integral Siding Mode Manifold Design: A Sum of Squares ApproachMar 30 2015May 21 2015This paper presents a general form of integral sliding mode manifold, and proposes an algorithmic approach based on Sum of Squares (SOS) programming to design generalized integral sliding mode manifold and controller for nonlinear systems with both matched ... More
Effective Use of Human Computer Interaction in Digital Academic Supportive DevicesJan 03 2015In this research, a literature in human-computer interaction is reviewed and the technology aspect of human computer interaction related with digital academic supportive devices is also analyzed. According to all these concerns, recommendations to design ... More
Influence of Facebook in Academic Performance of Sri Lankan University StudentsJan 03 2015Facebook is only an electronic communication between human but unfortunately it has become an addiction for all. This paper examines the usage of Facebook among university students and its influence in their academic performance. The impact of Facebook ... More
Di-photon Higgs signals at the LHC in the Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard ModelMar 10 2006The NMSSM contains a Higgs singlet in addition to the two Higgs doublets typical of the MSSM, thus resulting in a total of seven physical Higgs mass states. Therefore, the phenomenology of the NMSSM Higgs sector can vary considerably from that of the ... More
Shock Dissipation in Magnetically Dominated Impulsive FlowsJan 17 2012We have revisited the issue of shock dissipation and emission and its implications for the internal shock model of the prompt GRB emission and studied it in the context of impulsive Poynting-dominated flows. Our results show that unless the magnetization ... More
3+1 MagnetodynamicsAug 17 2011Aug 30 2011The Magnetodynamics, or Force-Free Degenerate Electrodynamics, is recognized as a very useful approximation in studies of magnetospheres of relativistic stars. In this paper we discuss various forms of Magnetodynamic equations which can be used to study ... More
Blandford-Znajek mechanism versus Penrose processApr 11 2008During the three decades since its theoretical discovery the Blandford-Znajek process of extracting the rotational energy of black holes has become one of the foundation stones in the building of modern relativistic astrophysics. However, it is also true ... More
Multi-dimensional Numerical Scheme for Resistive Relativistic MHDAug 02 2007The paper describes a new upwind conservative numerical scheme for special relativistic resistive magnetohydrodynamics with scalar resistivity. The magnetic field is kept approximately divergence free and the divergence of the electric field consistent ... More
The eta-photon transition form factorOct 28 2011Feb 08 2012The eta-photon transition form factor is evaluated in a formalism based on a phenomenological description at low values of the photon virtuality, and a QCD-based description at high photon virtualities, matching at a scale $Q_{0}^{2}$. The high photon ... More
Geometry of N=4, d=1 nonlinear supermultipletNov 09 2006We construct the general action for $N=4, d=1$ nonlinear supermultiplet including the most general interaction terms which depend on the arbitrary function $h$ obeying the Laplace equation on $S^3$. We find the bosonic field $B$ which depends on the components ... More
Random walks in a random environmentMar 05 2005Random walks as well as diffusions in random media are considered. Methods are developed that allow one to establish large deviation results for both the `quenched' and the `averaged' case.
Heavy charged Higgs boson production at next generation $γγ$ collidersNov 05 2002We investigate the scope of all relevant production modes of charged Higgs bosons in the MSSM, with mass larger than the one of the top quark, at future Linear Colliders operating in $\gamma\gamma$ mode at the TeV energy scale. Final states with one or ... More
A first-principles systematic study of GaAs nanowiresJan 22 2009Dec 23 2010In this paper we present a detailed analysis of the atomic and electronic structure of GaAs nanowires using first-principles pseudopotential calculations. We consider six different types of nanowires with different diameters all grown along [111] direction ... More
Electron-hole asymmetry in magnetic properties of lightly doped high-$T_{\rm C}$ superconductors: a quantum Monte Carlo studyAug 14 2003Using a recently developed variational quantum Monte Carlo method, magnetic properties of high-$T_{\rm C}$ superconductors are studied at zero temperature ($T$), by numerical simulations on the 2D t-J model. Our focus here is to explore the difference ... More
Expected Number of Local Maxima of Some Gaussian Random PolynomialsMay 04 2006Let $Q_n(x)=\sum_{i=0}^{n} A_{i}x^{i}$ be a random algebraic polynomial where the coefficients $A_0,A_1,... $ form a sequence of centered Gaussian random variables. Moreover, assume that the increments $\Delta_j=A_j-A_{j-1}$, $j=0,1,2,...$ are independent, ... More
Review and Analysis of The Issues of Unified Modeling Language for Visualizing, Specifying, Constructing and Documenting the Artifacts of a Software-Intensive SystemJan 23 2010The UML allows us to specify models in a precise, complete and unambiguous manner. In particular, the UML addresses the specification of all important decisions regarding analysis, design and implementation. Although UML is not a visual programming language, ... More
Reducing Polarization Mode Dispersion With Controlled Polarization RotationsJun 02 2006One of the fundamental limitations to high bit rate, long distance, telecommunication in optical fibers is Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD). Here we introduce a conceptually new method to reduce PMD in optical fibers by carrying out controlled rotations ... More
Superconducting networks with the proximity effectNov 06 2009May 20 2011We report on the first observation of a novel type of superconducting proximity network using a superconductor-normal metal bilayer. Little-Parks oscillation measurements show that the superconducting current flows through a path enclosed by the edge ... More
An Observational Perspective of the IMF: Progress and ChallengesOct 20 2015The stellar initial mass function (IMF) is a fundamental astrophysical quantity that impacts a wide range of astrophysical problems from heavy element distribution to galactic evolution to planetary system formation. However, the origin and universality ... More
The mass function of young star clusters in spiral galaxiesDec 07 2008Sep 23 2009The initial cluster mass function (ICMF) in spiral galaxy discs is constrained and compared with data for old globular clusters and young clusters in starbursts. It is found that the observed ages and luminosities of the brightest clusters in spiral discs ... More
Observational Constraints on Cluster EvolutionSep 04 2006Current observational constraints on the dynamical evolution of star clusters are reviewed. Theory and observations now agree nicely on the mass dependency and time scales for disruption of young star clusters in galactic disks, but many problems still ... More
EDM constraints and CP asymmetries of B processes in supersymmetric modelsDec 22 2004We demonstrate that electric dipole moments (EDMs) strongly constrain possible SUSY contributions to the CP asymmetries of B processes; LL and/or RR flavour mixings between second and third generations are severely restricted by the experimental limit ... More
Zero-Range Potentials in Multi-Channel Diatomic Molecule ScatteringMay 17 2002The method of zero-range potentials is generalized to account for the molecular electron excitation process. It is made by a matrix formulation in which a state vector components are associated with a scattering channel. The multi-center target is considered ... More
On the possibility of Casimir repulsion using MetamaterialsSep 15 2009It is well known that the Casimir force between two half-spaces is dictated by their electromagnetic properties. In particular, when one of the half-spaces is mainly metallic or dielectric and the other is mainly magnetic, it is possible to show that ... More
Quantisation of twistor theory by cocycle twistJan 30 2007Mar 20 2007We present the main ingredients of twistor theory leading up to and including the Penrose-Ward transform in a coordinate algebra form which we can then `quantise' by means of a functorial cocycle twist. The quantum algebras for the conformal group, twistor ... More
Finite-size effects on the Hamiltonian dynamics of the XY-modelMay 31 2001The dynamical properties of the finite-size magnetization M in the critical region T<T_{KTB} of the planar rotor model on a L x L square lattice are analyzed by means of microcanonical simulations . The behavior of the q=0 structure factor at high frequencies ... More
Light-front $φ^4_{1+1}$ theory using a many-boson symmetric-polynomial basisDec 29 2015We extend earlier work on fully symmetric polynomials for three-boson wave functions to arbitrarily many bosons and apply these to a light-front analysis of the low-mass eigenstates of $\phi^4$ theory in 1+1 dimensions. The basis-function approach allows ... More
Application of a light-front coupled-cluster method to quantum electrodynamicsJun 26 2012A field-theoretic formulation of the exponential-operator technique is applied to a Hamiltonian eigenvalue problem in electrodynamics, quantized in light-front coordinates. Specifically, we consider the dressed-electron state, without positron contributions ... More
Estimation of Effort in Software Cost Analysis for Heterogenous Dataset using Fuzzy AnalogyNov 06 2012One of the significant objectives of software engineering community is to use effective and useful models for precise calculation of effort in software cost estimation. The existing techniques cannot handle the dataset having categorical variables efficiently ... More
Magnetization induced by odd-frequency spin-triplet Cooper pairs in a Josephson junction with metallic trilayersJul 14 2015We theoretically study the magnetization inside a normal metal induced in an s-wave superconductor/ferromagnetic metal/normal metal/ferromagnetic metal/s-wave superconductor (S/F1/N/F2/S) Josephson junction. Using quasiclassical Green's function method, ... More
Relativistic Toda chain at root of unityJan 15 2001May 17 2001We declare briefly several interesting features of the quantum relativistic Toda chain at N-th root of unity. We consider the finite dimensional representation of the Weyl algebra. The origin of the features mentioned is that we consider simultaneously ... More
Spin Injection and Detection in Magnetic NanostructuresDec 13 2002We study theoretically the spin transport in a nonmagnetic metal connected to ferromagnetic injector and detector electrodes. We derive a general expression for the spin accumulation signal which covers from the metallic to the tunneling regime. This ... More
DENIS Survey Data Probing Different Types of PNeFeb 06 2002We present near-infrared photometry of a large sample of planetary nebulae (PNe) and show that the IJK colours are a good tool to distinguish different classes of PNe, like nebulae around symbiotic Miras or IR-[WC] PNe from genuine PNe.
Black Holes and Naked Singularities in Low Energy Limit of String Gravity with Modulus FieldSep 11 2000Mar 16 2001We show that the black hole solutions of the effective string theory action, where one-loop effects that couple the moduli to gravity via a Gauss-Bonnet term are taken into account, admit primary scalar hair. The requirement of absence of naked singularities ... More
Infrared absorption in a quantum wire in the presence of spin-orbit coupling: a technique to measure different types of spin-orbit interaction strengthsAug 26 2005Mar 19 2006We show that the dominant absorption peak due to inter-subband transition in a gated quantum wire, with two occupied subbands, will split into a main peak and two satellite peaks if both Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit interactions are present. One ... More
Threshold Based Indexing of Commercial Shoe Print to Create Reference and Recovery ImagesJan 29 2010One of the important evidence in a crime scene that is normally overlooked but very important evidence is shoe print as the criminal is normally unaware of the mask for this. In this paper we use image processing technique to process reference shoe images ... More
From transient localization to band transport: on quantum corrections and lack thereofMar 29 2019Transient localization has emerged as a powerful theoretical framework that is able to describe charge transport in high-mobility organic semiconductors, where the carrier diffusion is strongly limited by their coupling to thermal molecular motions. As ... More
Abelian Cascade Dynamics in Bootstrap PercolationJul 27 1998The culling process in Bootstrap Percolation is Abelian since the final stable configuration does not depend on the details of the updating procedure. An efficient algorithm is devised using this idea for the determination of the bootstrap percolation ... More
Derivative-based global sensitivity measures and their link with Sobol sensitivity indicesMay 25 2016The variance-based method of Sobol sensitivity indices is very popular among practitioners due to its efficiency and easiness of interpretation. However, for high-dimensional models the direct application of this method can be very time consuming and ... More
Growth kinetic study of sputter deposition: Ag on Si/SiO$_2$Sep 11 2001Nov 30 2001We have presented the kinetic study of the very initial growth stages of an ultra thin film (40 $\AA$- 150$\AA$) of Ag sputter-deposited on Si(001) substrate containing native oxide using grazing incidence x-ray reflectivity (GIXR) technique and Atomic ... More
Effect of Diorder on the Peak Effect and Structure of Flux Line Lattice in 2H-NbSe2Sep 16 1997The effect of disorder on flux line lattice (FLL) melting is studied via the Peak Effect phenomenon. On the upper branch of the Peak Effect curve, where this effect is more robust, we observe a stepwise disordering of the FLL, suggesting two first order ... More
Oscillating structure of γ-bursts and their possible originMay 04 2000As it is well-known that the hydrodinamic collapse of the massive star iron core should lead to the production of a hot neutron star. The assumption is made that the thermonuclear burning of the envelope matter, accreting onto the hot neutron star, can ... More
Sobolev and Schwartz: Two Fates and Two FamesFeb 05 2008Feb 13 2008This is a brief overview of the lives and contributions of S.L. Sobolev and L. Schwartz, the cofounders of distribution theory.
Ito diffusions, modified capacity and harmonic measure. Applications to Schrodinger operatorsDec 17 2010Using certain Ito's equation, we introduce the probability on the space of paths and show its relevance to the scattering properties of multidimensional Schrodinger operator. To relate the geometry of the support of potential to the spectral type we develop ... More
On topological properties of the group of the null sequences valued in an Abelian topological groupJun 21 2013Dec 09 2013Following [23], denote by $\mathfrak{F}_0$ the functor on the category $\mathbf{TAG}$ of all Hausdorff Abelian topological groups and continuous homomorphisms which passes each $X\in \mathbf{TAG}$ to the group of all $X$-valued null sequences endowed ... More
Semiclassical limit for nonlinear Schroedinger equations with electromagnetic fieldsJul 06 2001Aug 21 2002We prove some multiplicity results by means of a perturbation technique in critical point theory.
Pareto Optimality and IsoperimetryFeb 06 2009Under study is the new class of geometrical extremal problems in which it is required to achieve the best result in the presence of conflicting goals; e.g., given the surface area of a convex body $\mathfrak x$, we try to maximize the volume of $\mathfrak ... More
Boolean Models and Simultaneous InequalitiesJul 01 2009Aug 27 2009Boolean models are applied to deriving operator versions of the classical Farkas Lemma in the theory of simultaneous linear inequalities.
Bouvier's conjectureNov 28 2008This paper deals with Bouvier's conjecture which sustains that finite-dimensional non-Noetherian Krull domains need not be Jaffard
Ghost-Stochastic Resonance in a Unidirectionally Coupled and Small-World NetworksOct 27 2015Ghost-stochastic resonance is a noise-induced resonance at a missing fundamental frequency in the input signal. In this paper we investigate the features of ghost-stochastic resonance in a unidirectionally coupled network and small-world network with ... More
Signal amplification by unidirectional coupling of oscillatorsApr 22 2014We report our investigation on the input signal amplification in unidirectionally coupled monostable Duffing oscillators in one- and two-dimensions with first oscillator alone driven by a weak periodic signal. Applying a perturbation theory we obtain ... More
Complex molecular gas structure in the Medusa mergerAug 16 2000High resolution OVRO aperture synthesis maps of the 12CO 1-0 emission in the `Medusa' galaxy merger (NGC4194) reveal the molecular emission being surprisingly extended. It is distributed on a total scale of 25$''$ (4.7 kpc) - despite the apparent advanced ... More
Direct evidence of soft mode behavior near the Burns' temperature in PbMg$_{1 / 3}$Nb$_{2 / 3}$O$_{3}$ (PMN) relaxor ferroectricMar 05 2002Inelastic neutron scattering measurements of the relaxor ferroelectric PbMg$_{1 / 3}$Nb$_{2 / 3}$O$_{3}$ (PMN) in the temperature range 490~K$<$T$<$880~K directly observe the soft mode (SM) associated with the Curie-Weiss behavior of the dielectric constant ... More
Selected issues on justification of holographic approach to QCDApr 19 2010Some problems with theoretical foundations of bottom-up holographic models are briefly discussed. It is pointed out that the spectroscopic aspects of these models in principle do not require the AdS/CFT prescriptions and may be interpreted as just an ... More
Illustrative Model for Parity Doubling of Energy LevelsDec 27 2007A one-dimensional quantum mechanical model possessing mass gap, a gapless excitation, and an approximate parity doubling of energy levels is constructed basing on heuristic QCD-inspired arguments. The model may serve for illustrative purposes in considering ... More
Weinberg like sum rules revisitedOct 25 2007Oct 29 2007The generalized Weinberg sum rules containing the difference of isovector vector and axial-vector spectral functions saturated by both finite and infinite number of narrow resonances are considered. We summarize the status of these sum rules and analyze ... More
Cluster dualityJun 28 2006Apr 30 2007It is well known that the linear mass spectrum of light mesons in the large-N_c limit is dual to the perturbative QCD continuum. We find the form of the linear spectrum which is maximally dual to the perturbation theory. The obtained ansatz turns out ... More
Quark condensate and deviations from string-like behaviour of meson spectraSep 30 2003I analyse the hypothesis that deviations from the linear meson mass spectra appear due to the dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in QCD. It is shown that the linear mass spectrum for the light, non-strange vector and axial-vector mesons is then parametrized ... More
Note on description of excited hadrons with fixed angular momentumApr 06 2009In this Note, we make comments on the recent criticism of the description of highly excited hadrons in terms of fixed angular momentum L and quantify the relation M^2\sim L+n+S/2 (n is the radial quantum number and S is the total quark spin) for masses ... More
Calculation of the Cherenkov fields in the cross-section of a short relativistic bunchJul 14 2015Recently, a new method for calculating the Cherenkov field acting on a point-like electron bunch passing through longitudinally homogeneous structures lined with arbitrary slowdown layers was proposed, where the formalism was obtained though consideration ... More
Quotient Equations and Integrals of Motion for Scalar FieldMar 29 2003In this article a group-theoretical aspect of the method of dimensional reduction is presented. Then, on the base of symmetry analysis for an anisotropic space geometrical description of dimensional reduction of equation for scalar field is given. Formula ... More
Pair production by a circularly polarized electromagnetic wave in plasmaJul 23 2003Mar 15 2004We present the results of the calculation of the electron-positron pair creation probability by the circularly polarized electromagnetic wave during its propagation in underdense collisionless plasmas. The dependence of the probability on the frequency ... More
Two-dimensional C/BN core/shell structuresAug 02 2014Single layer core/shell structures consisting of graphene as core and hexagonal boron nitride as shell are studied using first-principles plane wave method within density functional theory. Electronic energy level structure is analysed as a function of ... More
How much information can be obtained by a quantum measurement?Jul 21 1999How much information about an unknown quantum state can be obtained by a measurement? We propose a model independent answer: the information obtained is equal to the minimum entropy of the outputs of the measurement, where the minimum is taken over all ... More
Review and Analysis of Local Multipoint Distribution System (LMDS) to Deliver Voice, Data, Internet, and Video ServicesJan 23 2010Local multipoint distribution system (LMDS) uses cellular-like network architecture of microwave radios placed at the client's location and at the company's base station to deliver fixed services, mainly telephony, video and Internet access. The use of ... More
Unitarity and the scale of fermion mass generationJun 05 1998Jun 30 1998We study the upper bound on the scale of fermion mass generation in a two-Higgs-doublet model. If the model is weakly-coupled, the scale of fermion mass generation is much less than the Appelquist-Chanowitz unitarity bound. However, if we allow some dimensionless ... More
Young star clusters in external galaxiesJul 20 2011I review the characteristics of cluster populations in other galaxies, with particular emphasis on young star clusters and a comparison with the (known) open cluster population of the Milky Way. Young globular cluster-like (compact, massive) objects can ... More