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Commissioning and operation of the Cherenkov detector for proton Flux Measurement of the UA9 ExperimentApr 12 2019The UA9 Experiment at CERN-SPS investigates channeling processes in bent silicon crystals with the aim to manipulate hadron beams. Monitoring and characterization of channeled beams in the high energy accelerators environment ideally requires in-vacuum ... More

ORIGAMIX, a CdTe-based spectro-imager development for nuclear applicationsFeb 05 2015The Astrophysics Division of CEA Saclay has a long history in the development of CdTe based pixelated detection planes for X and gamma-ray astronomy, with time-resolved imaging and spectrometric capabilities. The last generation, named Caliste HD, is ... More

The non-convex shape of (234) Barbara, the first BarbarianFeb 02 2015Asteroid (234) Barbara is the prototype of a category of asteroids that has been shown to be extremely rich in refractory inclusions, the oldest material ever found in the Solar System. It exhibits several peculiar features, most notably its polarimetric ... More

A conservative adaptive wavelet method for the shallow water equations on the sphereApr 01 2014We introduce an innovative wavelet-based approach to dynamically adjust the local grid resolution to maintain a uniform specified error tolerance. Extending the work of Dubos and Kevlahan (2013), a wavelet multi-scale approximation is used to make dynamically ... More

Short-wavelength secondary instabilities in homogeneous and stably stratified shear flowsDec 15 2017Feb 14 2018We present a numerical investigation of three-dimensional, short-wavelength linear instabilities in Kelvin-Helmholtz (KH) vortices in homogeneous and stratified environments. The base flow, generated using two-dimensional numerical simulations, is characterized ... More

Growth and texture of Spark Plasma Sintered Al2O3 ceramics: a combined analysis of X-rays and Electron Back Scatter DiffractionApr 03 2013Textured alumina ceramics were obtained by Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) of undoped commercial a-Al2O3 powders. Various parameters (density, grain growth, grain size distribution) of the alumina ceramics, sintered at two typical temperatures 1400{\deg}C ... More

Coherent low-energy charge transport in a diffusive S-N-S junctionJul 10 2001Oct 29 2001We have studied the current voltage characteristics of diffusive mesoscopic Nb-Cu-Nb Josephson junctions with highly-transparent Nb-Cu interfaces. We consider the low-voltage and high-temperature regime eV<\epsilon_{c}<k_{B}T where epsilon_{c} is the ... More

Fast-neutron induced background in LaBr3:Ce detectorsDec 01 2015The response of a scintillation detector with a cylindrical 1.5-inch LaBr3:Ce crystal to incident neutrons has been measured in the energy range En = 2-12 MeV. Neutrons were produced by proton irradiation of a Li target at Ep = 5-14.6 MeV with pulsed ... More

The Josephson critical current in a long mesoscopic S-N-S junctionAug 09 2000Feb 07 2001We carry out an extensive experimental and theoretical study of the Josephson effect in S-N-S junctions made of a diffusive normal metal (N) embedded between two superconducting electrodes (S). Our experiments are performed on Nb-Cu-Nb junctions with ... More

Global climate modeling of Saturn's atmosphere. Part II: multi-annual high-resolution dynamical simulationsNov 03 2018The Cassini mission unveiled the intense and diverse activity in Saturn's atmosphere: banded jets, waves, vortices, equatorial oscillations. To set the path towards a better understanding of those phenomena, we performed high-resolution multi-annual numerical ... More

New and updated convex shape models of asteroids based on optical data from a large collaboration networkOct 26 2015Asteroid modeling efforts in the last decade resulted in a comprehensive dataset of almost 400 convex shape models and their rotation states. This amount already provided a deep insight into physical properties of main-belt asteroids or large collisional ... 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

Bouvier's conjectureNov 28 2008This paper deals with Bouvier's conjecture which sustains that finite-dimensional non-Noetherian Krull domains need not be Jaffard

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.

Tunneling system coupled to phonon: an analytical treatmentOct 01 2004Oct 28 2004This paper was withdrawn by the authors.

The flavor universality of some mass splittings in hadronsOct 08 2014The approximate chiral invariance of the two-flavor QCD is known to be spontaneously broken. This effect explains the relatively small pion mass and, as is widely believed, the mass splittings of would-be chiral partners --- the hadrons of equal spin ... More

Implications of the Crystal Barrel data for meson-baryon symmetriesJul 09 2007Sep 10 2008Making use of numerous resonances discovered by the Crystal Barrel Collaboration we discuss some possible relations between the baryon and meson spectra of resonances composed of the light non-strange quarks. Our goal is to indicate new features that ... More

Parity doubling in particle physicsApr 12 2007Sep 07 2007Parity doubling in excited hadrons is reviewed. Parity degeneracy in hadrons was first experimentally observed 40 years ago. Recently new experimental data on light mesons caused much excitement and renewed interest to the phenomenon, which still remains ... More

Experimental indication on chiral symmetry restoration in meson spectrumMar 21 2006Jun 27 2006The spectroscopic predictions of the Ademollo-Veneziano-Weinberg dual model are critically tested in view of the modern experimental data. The predicted equidistance of masses squared for chiral partners is shown to be violated high in energies, instead ... More

Regge spectrum from holographic models inspired by OPEFeb 23 2009Jun 29 2009The problem of obtaining the Regge-like behaviour for meson mass spectrum in the hard-wall AdS/QCD models is addressed. We show that the problem can be solved by a simple incorporation of the effects of local vacuum condensates into such models. The slope ... More

Towards understanding broad degeneracy in non-strange mesonsJan 11 2007Jul 06 2007The spectroscopic regularities of modern empirical data on the non-strange mesons up to 2.4 GeV can be summarized as a systematic clustering of states near certain values of energy. It is getting evident that some unknown X-symmetry triggers the phenomenon. ... More

A Simple Method to Mix Granular MaterialsOct 06 1999We show that a mixture of two species of granular particles with equal sizes but differing densities can be either segregated or mixed by adjusting the granular temperature gradient and the magnitude of the gravitational force. In the absence of gravity, ... More

Interplay of gas and ice during cloud evolutionAug 21 2014Jan 20 2015During the evolution of diffuse clouds to molecular clouds, gas-phase molecules freeze out on surfaces of small dust particles to form ices. On dust surfaces, water is the main constituent of the icy mantle in which a complex chemistry is taking place. ... More

Limit shocks of relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, Punsly's waveguide and the Blandford-Znajek solutionJun 05 2002Sep 11 2002In this paper we examine various issues closely related to the ongoing discussion on the nature of the Blandford-Znajek mechanism of extraction of rotational energy of black holes. In particular, we show that switch-on and switch-off shocks are allowed ... More

Simulations of Axisymmetric Magnetospheres of Neutron StarsOct 11 2005Nov 28 2005In this paper we present the results of time-dependent simulations of dipolar axisymmetric magnetospheres of neutron stars carried out both within the framework of relativistic magnetohydrodynamics and within the framework of resistive force-free electrodynamics. ... More

On the nature of the Blandford-Znajek mechanismNov 07 2002It is widely accepted in the astrophysical community that the event horizon plays crucial role in the Blandford-Znajek mechanism of extraction of rotational energy of black holes. In fact, this view is a quintessence of the Membrane Paradigm of black ... More

Studying the Feasibility and Importance of Software Testing: An AnalysisJan 23 2010Software testing is a critical element of software quality assurance and represents the ultimate review of specification, design and coding. Software testing is the process of testing the functionality and correctness of software by running it. Software ... More

Nonperturbative calculations in light-front QEDOct 01 2010The methods of light-front quantization and Pauli-Villars regularization are applied to a nonperturbative calculation of the dressed-electron state in quantum electrodynamics. This is intended as a test of the methods in a gauge theory, as a precursor ... More

Optimization of fuzzy analogy in software cost estimation using linguistic variablesSep 12 2012One of the most important objectives of software engineering community has been the increase of useful models that beneficially explain the development of life cycle and precisely calculate the effort of software cost estimation. In analogy concept, there ... More

Planetary nebula or symbiotic Mira? Near infrared colours mark the differenceAug 21 2001Nebulae around symbiotic Miras look very much like genuine planetary nebulae, although they are formed in a slightly different way. We present near infrared photometry of known and suspected symbiotic nebulae obtained with the Deep Near Infrared Southern ... More

A catalogue of IJK photometry of Planetary Nebulae with DENISMay 15 2001Near-infrared photometry of planetary nebulae (PNe) allows the classification of those objects. We present the largest homogeneous sample so far, obtained with the Deep Near Infrared Southern Sky Survey (DENIS).

Spin Injection and Nonlocal Spin Transport in Magnetic NanostructuresSep 20 2006We theoretically study the nonlocal spin transport in a device consisting of a nonmagnetic metal (N) and ferromagnetic injector (F1) and detector (F2) electrodes connected to N. We solve the spin-dependent transport equations in a device with arbitrary ... More

Resolving Extragalactic Star Clusters with HST/ACSJul 02 2007With HST, colour-magnitude diagrams (CMDs) can be obtained for young star clusters well beyond the Local Group. Such data can help constrain cluster ages and metallicities, and also provide a reference against which intermediate- and high mass stellar ... More

Towards spin turbulence of light: Spontaneous disorder and chaos in cavity-polariton systemsNov 23 2015Nov 02 2016Recent advances in nanophotonics have brought about coherent light sources with chaotic circular polarization; a low-dimensional chaotic evolution of optical spin was evidenced in laser diodes. Here we propose a mechanism that gives rise to light with ... More