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Observation of weakened V-V dimers in the monoclinic metallic phase of strained VO2Mar 13 2019Emergent order at mesoscopic length scales in condensed matter can provide fundamental insight into the underlying competing interactions and their relationship with the order parameter. Using spectromicroscopy, we show that mesoscopic stripe order near ... More

Substrate Effect on Optical Properties of Insulator-Metal Transition in VO2 Thin FilmsOct 29 2012Jan 11 2013In this paper we used Raman spectroscopy to investigate the optical properties of vanadium dioxide (VO2) thin films during the thermally induced insulating to metallic phase transition. We observed a significant difference in transition temperature in ... More

Substrate-induced microstructure effects on the dynamics of the photo-induced Metal-insulator transition in VO$_2$ thin filmsOct 23 2014Jan 16 2015We investigate the differences in the dynamics of the ultrafast photo-induced metal-insulator transition (MIT) of two VO$_2$ thin films deposited on different substrates, TiO$_2$ and Al$_2$O$_3$, and in particular the temperature dependence of the threshold ... More

VO2 nanosheets: controlling the THz properties through strain engineeringDec 07 2011We investigate far-infrared properties of strain engineered vanadium dioxide nanosheets through epitaxial growth on a (100)R TiO2 substrate. The nanosheets exhibit large uniaxial strain leading to highly uniform and oriented cracks along the rutile c-axis. ... More

Effect of inhomogeneities and substrate on the dynamics of the metal-insulator transition in VO$_2$ thin filmsApr 22 2015Sep 13 2015We study the thermal relaxation dynamics of VO$_2$ films after the ultrafast photo-induced metal-insulator transition for two VO$_2$ film samples grown on Al$_2$O$_3$ and TiO$_2$ substrates. We find two orders of magnitude difference in the recovery time ... More

Direct Observation of Decoupled Structural and Electronic Transitions and an Ambient Pressure Monoclinic-Like Metallic Phase of VO$_2$Nov 17 2014We report the simultaneous measurement of the structural and electronic components of the metal-insulator transition of VO$_2$ using electron and photoelectron spectroscopies and microscopies. We show that these evolve over different temperature scales, ... More

Large epitaxial bi-axial strain induces a Mott-like phase transition in VO2Jun 28 2014The metal insulator transition (MIT) in VO2 has been an important topic for recent years. It has been generally agreed that the mechanism of the MIT in bulk VO2 is considered to be a collaborative Mott-Peierls transition, however the effect of the strain ... More

Phase change materials for nano-polaritonics: a case study of hBN/VO2 heterostructuresSep 25 2018Polaritonic excitation and control in van der Waals (vdW) materials exhibit superior merits than conventional materials and thus hold new promise for exploring light matter interactions. In this work, we created vdW heterostructures combining hexagonal ... More

Photoemission evidence for crossover from Peierls-like to Mott-like transition in highly strained VO$_2$Nov 16 2012We present a spectroscopic study that reveals that the metal-insulator transition of strained VO$_2$ thin films may be driven towards a purely electronic transition, which does not rely on the Peierls dimerization, by the application of mechanical strain. ... More

Strain dependence of bonding and hybridization across the metal-insulator transition of VO2Feb 10 2012Soft x-ray spectroscopy is used to investigate the strain dependence of the metal-insulator transition of VO2. Changes in the strength of the V 3d - O 2p hybridization are observed across the transition, and are linked to the structural distortion. Furthermore, ... More

Terahertz Coded Aperture Mask using a Vanadium Dioxide Bowtie Antenna ArrayDec 08 2015Terahertz imaging systems have received substantial attention from the scientific community for their use in astronomy, spectroscopy, plasma diagnostics and security. One approach to designing such systems is to use focal plane arrays. Although the principle ... More

Transport behavior and electronic structure of phase pure VO2 thin films grown on c-plane sapphire under different O2 partial pressureJul 22 2013We grew highly textured phase pure VO2 thin films on c-plane Al2O3 substrates with different oxygen partial pressure. X-ray absorption and photoemission spectroscopy confirm the identical valence state of vanadium ions despite the different oxygen pressure ... More

Surface morphology and superconductivity of Nb thin films by biased target ion beam depositionAug 10 2017One of many challenges for niobium (Nb) based superconducting devices is the improvement over the surface morphology and superconducting properties as well as the reduction of defects. We employed a novel deposition technique, i.e. biased target ion beam ... More

Spin-torque switching in large size nano-magnet with perpendicular magnetic fieldsOct 21 2016DC current induced magnetization reversal and magnetization oscillation was observed in 500 nm large size Co90Fe10/Cu/Ni80Fe20 pillars. A perpendicular external field enhanced the coercive field separation between the reference layer (Co90Fe10) and free ... More

Ultrafast Electron-Lattice Coupling Dynamics in VO2 and V2O3 Thin FilmsJan 19 2017Ultrafast optical pump - optical probe and optical pump - terahertz probe spectroscopy were performed on vanadium dioxide (VO2) and vanadium sesquioxide (V2O3) thin films over a wide temperature range. A comparison of the experimental data from these ... More

Phase transition in bulk single crystals and thin films of VO2 by nano-infrared spectroscopy and imagingJun 15 2015We have systematically studied a variety of vanadium dioxide (VO2) crystalline forms, including bulk single crystals and oriented thin films, using infrared (IR) near-field spectroscopic imaging techniques. By measuring the IR spectroscopic responses ... 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

Characterization of almost maximally almost-periodic groupsMar 08 2009Let $G$ be an abelian group. We prove that a group $G$ admits a Hausdorff group topology $\tau$ such that the von Neumann radical $\mathbf{n}(G, \tau)$ of $(G, \tau)$ is non-trivial and finite iff $G$ has a non-trivial finite subgroup. If $G$ is a topological ... More

Some families of graphs with no nonzero real domination rootsMar 12 2015Let G be a simple graph of order n. The domination polynomial is the generating polynomial for the number of dominating sets of G of each cardinality. A root of this polynomial is called a domination root of G. Obviously 0 is a domination root of every ... More

Domination polynomials of k-tree related graphsJul 22 2014Let $G$ be a simple graph of order $n$. The domination polynomial of $G$ is the polynomial $D(G, x)=\sum_{i=\gamma(G)}^{n} d(G,i) x^{i}$, where $d(G,i)$ is the number of dominating sets of $G$ of size $i$ and $\gamma(G)$ is the domination number of $G$. ... More

A scaling law for the cosmological constant from a stochastic model for cosmic structuresNov 30 2008May 12 2009A set of scaling laws, based on the stochastic motions of the granular components of astronomical systems, is applied to a cosmological model with a positive cosmological constant. It follows that the mass of the dominant particle in the observable universe ... More

Fractal large-scale structure from a stochastic scaling law modelMar 27 2009A stochastic model relating the parameters of astrophysical structures to the parameters of their granular components is applied to the formation of hierarchical, large-scale structures from galaxies assumed as point-like objects. If the density profile ... More

Interval decomposition lattices are balancedJun 24 2013Jun 27 2013Intervals in binary or n-ary relations or other discrete structures generalize the concept of interval in a linearly ordered set. Join-irreducible partitions into intervals are characterized in the lattice of all interval decompositions of a set, in a ... More

Explicit computation of the electrostatic energy for an elliptical charged discJan 06 2014This letter describes a method for obtaining an explicit expression for the electrostatic energy of a charged elliptical infinitely thin disc. The charge distribution is assumed to be polynomial. Such explicit values for this energy are fundamental for ... More

Quotient Equations and Integrals of Motion for Vector Massless FieldDec 14 2002In this article a group-theoretical aspect of the method of dimensional reduction is presented. Then, on the base of symmetry analysis of an anisotropic space geometrical description of dimensional reduction of equations for vector massless field is given. ... More

Soft-wall modelling of meson spectraApr 11 2016Apr 14 2016The holographic methods inspired by the gauge/gravity correspondence from string theory have been actively applied to the hadron spectroscopy in the last eleven years. Within the phenomenological bottom-up approach, the linear Regge-like trajectories ... More

Veneziano like amplitude as a test for AdS/QCD modelsNov 24 2011The high energy asymptotics of QCD correlation functions is often used as a test for bottom-up holographic models. Since QCD is not strongly coupled in the ultraviolet domain, such a test may look questionable. We propose that the sum over resonance poles ... More

A five-dimensional ansatz for the Veneziano amplitudeFeb 14 2011Jul 11 2012A hypothesis is put forward that in the case of low-energy QCD, the holographic prescription for calculating the correlation functions may lead to the dual scattering amplitudes of Veneziano type at zero momentum transfer if the non-conformality is properly ... More

Axial coupling from matching constituent quark model to QCDMay 19 2008The axial-vector coupling $g_A$ of a constituent quark is estimated from matching the constituent quark model to the operator product expansion in QCD in the limit of large number of colours under some assumptions. The obtained relation is $g_A\simeq\sqrt{7/11}\approx0.80$, ... More

A five-dimensional effective model for excited light mesonsJul 28 2010In the usual holographic approach to QCD, the meson spectrum is generated due to a non-trivial 5-dimensional background. We propose an alternative 5-dimensional scenario in which the spectrum emerges due to coupling to a scalar field whose condensation ... More

Hydrogen like classification for light nonstrange mesonsSep 27 2007Sep 09 2008The recent experimental results on the spectrum of highly excited light nonstrange mesons are known to reveal a high degree of degeneracy among different groups of states. We revise some suggestions about the nature of the phenomenon and put the relevant ... More

Light meson spectrum and classical symmetries of QCDJun 29 2006Jul 24 2006Modern spectroscopic data on light non-strange meson spectrum is analyzed. It is argued that the observed regularities of experimental spectrum for highly excited states favour a partial restoration of all approximate classical symmetries of QCD Lagrangian ... More

Relation between quark and gluon condensates from QCD sum rulesMar 22 2006A new relation between $\rho$-meson mass, weak $\pi$-meson decay constant, quark and gluon condensates is derived from the QCD sum rules. As a byproduct an explanation for the dominance of $\rho\rho$-decay for the $f_0(1370)$-meson is proposed.

Finite time analysis based on Sum of Squares Technique: Applied to the super-twisting second order sliding mode controlJun 08 2015Finite time analysis of the continuous system is investigated through both stability and stabilization based on Sum of squares programming. A systematic approach is proposed to construct Lyapunov function and Control Lyapunov function for this objective. ... More

Empirical Emission Functions for LPM Suppression of Photon Emission from Quark-Gluon PlasmaNov 06 2002The LPM suppression of photon emission rates from the quark gluon plasma have been studied at different physical conditions of the plasma given by temperature and chemical potentials.The integral equation for the transverse vector function (f(p_t)) consisting ... More

On the Variational method for LPM Suppression of Photon Emission from Quark-Gluon PlasmaAug 12 2002The photon emission rates from the quark gluon plasma have been studied considering LPM suppression effects. The integral equation for the transverse vector function (f(p)) that consists of multiple scattering effects has been solved using self-consistent ... More

Algebro-Geometric Invariants of Finitely Generated Groups (The Profile of a Representation Variety)Apr 03 2008If G is a finitely generated group, and A an algebraic group, then Hom(G,A) is a possibly reducible algebraic variety denoted by R_A(G). Here we define the profile function, P_d(R_A(G)), of the representation variety of G over A to be P_d(R_A(G))=(N_d(R_A(G)),...,N_0(R_A(G))), ... More

Straight homotopy invariantsMay 02 2014May 29 2014Let $X$ and $Y$ be spaces and $M$ be an abelian group. A homotopy invariant $f\colon [X,Y]\to M$ is called straight if there exists a homomorphism $F\colon L(X,Y)\to M$ such that $f([a])=F(\langle a\rangle)$ for all $a\in C(X,Y)$. Here $\langle a\rangle\colon\langle ... More

Commutative algebras and representations of the category of finite setsNov 29 2010Apr 03 2011We prove that two finite-dimensional commutative algebras over an algebraically closed field are isomorphic if and only if they give rise to isomorphic representations of the category of finite sets and surjective maps.

Order of a homotopy invariant in the stable caseAug 31 2009Let X and Y be CW-complexes, U be an abelian group, and f:[X,Y]->U be a map (a homotopy invariant). We say that f has order at most r if the characteristic function of the r'th Cartesian power of the graph of a continuous map a:X->Y Z-linearly determines ... More

CP-violation and $ππ$-interaction in the radiative decays of $K_L$ and $K_S$May 15 2002May 31 2002The phases of terms of amplitude that arise from the $\pi\pi$ interaction are obtained by using a simple realistic model of $\pi\pi$ interaction via virtual $\rho$-meson, instead of the ChPT. It is shown that the standard ChPT approach cannot reproduce ... More

General relativistic MHD simulations of monopole magnetospheres of black holesFeb 18 2004Mar 10 2004In this paper we report the results of the first ever time-dependent general relativistic magnetohydrodynamic simulations of the magnetically dominated monopole magnetospheres of black holes. It is found that the numerical solution evolves towards a stable ... More

Electrodynamics of black hole magnetospheresFeb 17 2004Apr 02 2004Numerical simulations combined with simple analytical arguments are used to reach a number of important conclusions on the nature of the Blandford-Znajek mechanism. We show that, just like in the Penrose mechanism and in the MHD models of Punsly and Coroniti, ... More

Supersymmetric Mechanics in SuperspaceFeb 20 2006These Lectures have been given at Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati in the month of March, 2005. The main idea was to provide our young collegues, who joined us in our attempts to understand the structure of $N$-extended supersymmetric one-dimensional ... More

Blowup dynamics of coherently driven polariton condensatesJul 20 2014Basing on the Gross-Pitaevskii equations, it is predicted that a repulsive (defocusing) interaction makes a 2D polariton condensate able to accumulate its energy under above-resonance optical pumping. The energy can be accumulated during a lot of polariton ... More

Measurement of the total energy of an isolated system by an internal observerDec 10 2004We consider the situation in which an observer internal to an isolated system wants to measure the total energy of the isolated system (this includes his own energy, that of the measuring device and clocks used, etc...). We show that he can do this in ... More

Can the LHC rule out the MSSM ?Jun 12 2011Nov 05 2011If supersymmetry (SUSY) exists in nature and is a solution to the hierarchy problem then it should be detectable at the TeV energy scale which the large hadron collider (LHC) is now exploring. One of the main goals of the LHC is the discovery or exclusion ... More

Geometric scaling in exclusive processesMar 25 2003Apr 08 2003We show that according to the present understanding of the energy evolution of the observables measured in deep-inelastic scattering, the photon-proton scattering amplitude has to exhibit geometric scaling at each impact parameter. We suggest a way to ... More

A peculiar planetary nebula candidate in a globular cluster in the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxyNov 14 2007CONTEXT: Until now, only one planetary nebula (PN) has been known in the Fornax dwarf spheroidal galaxy. AIMS: The discovery of a second PN candidate, associated with one of the 5 globular clusters in the Fornax dwarf, is reported. METHODS: Spectra of ... More

Relativistic Toda chain at root of unity III. Relativistic Toda chain hierarchyJul 27 2001Aug 08 2001The hierarchy of the classical nonlinear integrable equations associated with relativistic Toda chain model is considered. It is formulated for the N-th powers of the quantum operators of the corresponding quantum integrable models. Following the ideas ... More

A simple symmetry as a guide toward new physics beyond the Standard ModelJan 01 2013Sep 05 2013There exists one experimental result that cannot be explained by the Standard Model (SM), the current theoretical framework for particle physics: non-zero masses for the neutrinos (elementary particles travelling close to light speed, electrically neutral ... More

Heavy neutrinos, Z' and Higgs bosons at the LHC: new particles from an old symmetryJul 06 2012A new era in particle physics is being spurred on by new data from the Large Hadron Collider. Non-vanishing neutrino masses represent firm observational evidence of new physics beyond the Standard Model. An extension of the latter, based on a SU(3)_C ... More

Simulations of Spheroidal Systems with Substructure: Trees in FieldsFeb 09 1997We present a hybrid technique of N-body simulation to deal with collisionless stellar systems having an inhomogeneous global structure. We combine a treecode and a self-consistent field code such that each of the codes model a different component of the ... More

Scalar theories and symmetry breaking in the light-front coupled-cluster methodFeb 02 2014We extend the light-front coupled-cluster (LFCC) method to include zero modes explicitly, in order to be able to compute vacuum structure in theories with symmetry breaking. Applications to phi^3 and phi^4 theories are discussed as illustrations and compared ... More

Diffusion limited friendship network: A model for six degrees of separationApr 02 2003Aug 28 2003A dynamic model of a society is studied where each person is an uncorrelated and non-interacting random walker. A dynamical random graph represents the acquaintance network of the society whose nodes are the individuals and links are the pairs of mutual ... More

Electronic transport and quantum localization effects in organic semiconductorsOct 05 2012Dec 06 2012We explore the charge transport mechanism in organic semiconductors based on a model that accounts for the thermal intermolecular disorder at work in pure crystalline compounds, as well as extrinsic sources of disorder that are present in current experimental ... More

Are rigid non-inertial frames of reference really rigid?Jun 20 2013In this paper the notion of the rigid frame of reference within special relativity is analysed. Three definitions of rigidity are formulated. By using several examples of non-inertial frames, it is shown that these definitions are not equivalent. It is ... More

Conformal Anomalies via Canonical TracesAug 16 2005Using Laurent expansions of the Kontsevich-Vishik canonical trace of holomorphic families of classical pseudodifferential operators, we define functionals on the space of Riemannian metrics and investigate their conformal properties, thereby giving a ... More

Spin fluctuations and spin noiseDec 03 2003We have theoretically studied the temporal fluctuations and the resulting kinetic noise in the average spin polarization of an electron ensemble drifting in a quantum wire under a high electric field. Electrons are initially injected in the wire from ... More

A Computer Virus Propagation Model Using Delay Differential Equations With Probabilistic Contagion And ImmunityOct 21 2014The SIR model is used extensively in the field of epidemiology, in particular, for the analysis of communal diseases. One problem with SIR and other existing models is that they are tailored to random or Erdos type networks since they do not consider ... More

An existence theorem for the Yamabe problem on manifolds with boundaryAug 29 2009Sep 04 2009Let (M,g) be a compact Riemannian manifold with boundary. We consider the problem (first studied by Escobar in 1992) of finding a conformal metric with constant scalar curvature in the interior and zero mean curvature on the boundary. Using a local test ... More

Method of Asymptotics beyond All Orders and Restriction on MapsJun 12 2006The method of asymptotics beyond all orders (ABAO) is known to be a useful tool to investigate separatrix splitting of several maps. For a class of simplectic maps, the form of maps is shown to be restricted by the conditions for the ABAO method to work ... More

Patterning by genetic networks and modular principleFeb 04 2005We consider here the morphogenesis (pattern formation) problem for some genetic network models. First, we show that any given spatio-temporal pattern can be generated by a genetic network involving a sufficiently large number of genes. Moreover, patterning ... More

The Cauchy problem for metric-affine f(R)-gravity in presence of perfect-fluid matterApr 23 2009The Cauchy problem for metric-affine f(R)-gravity `a la Palatini and with torsion, in presence of perfect fluid matter acting as source, is discussed following the well-known Bruhat prescriptions for General Relativity. The problem results well-formulated ... More

A comment on "The Cauchy problem of f(R)- gravity", Class. Quantum Grav., 24, 5667 (2007), arXiv:0709.4414Mar 19 2009A critical comment on [N. Lanahan--Tremblay and V. Faraoni, 2007, {\it Class. Quantum Grav.}, {\bf 24}, 5667, arXiv:0709.4414] is given discussing the well-formulation of the Chauchy problem for $f(R)$-gravity in metric-affine theories.

Topologies on groups determined by sets of convergent sequencesJan 14 2011Jun 04 2012A Hausdorff topological group $(G,\tau)$ is called an $s$-group and $\tau$ is called an $s$-topology if there is a set $S$ of sequences in $G$ such that $\tau$ is the finest Hausdorff group topology on $G$ in which every sequence of $S$ converges to the ... More

Asymptotics of the orthogonal polynomials for the Szego class with a polynomial weightApr 28 2004May 06 2004Let p(t) be a trigonometric polynomial, non-negative on the unit circle. We say that a measure \sigma belongs to a polynomial Szego class, if the logarithm of its density is summable over the circle with the weight p(t). For the associated orthogonal ... More

Many-body corrections to ESR energy and spin-wave excitations in two-dimensional systems with Bychkov-Rashba spin splittingSep 24 2013We report effects of electron-electron (\emph{e-e}) interaction on electron spin resonance (ESR) in perpendicular magnetic field in two-dimensional (2D) systems with Bychkov-Rashba spin splitting induced by spin-orbit interaction (SOI) and structural ... More

Regularity of tensor products of k-algebrasFeb 25 2012Sep 17 2012This paper tackles a problem on the possible transfer of regularity to tensor products of algebras over a field k. The main result establishes necessary and sufficient conditions for a Noetherian tensor product of two extension fields of k to inherit ... More

Sobolev of the Euler SchoolJan 28 2008May 08 2009This is a short overview of the origins of distribution theory as well as the life of Sergei Sobolev (1908--1989) and his contribution to the formation of the modern outlook of mathematics.

Leibnizian, Robinsonian, and Boolean Valued MonadsJun 08 2011This is an overview of the present-day versions of monadology with some applications to vector lattices and linear inequalities.

Polarization Transfer in the ^4He(\vec e,e'\vec p)^3H Reaction up to Q^2 = 2.6 (GeV/c)^2Nov 20 2002We have measured the proton recoil polarization in the ^4He(\vec e,e'\vec p)^3H reaction at Q^2 = 0.5, 1.0, 1.6, and 2.6 (GeV/c)^2. The measured ratio of polarization transfer coefficients differs from a fully relativistic calculation, favoring the inclusion ... More

Gradient Clogging in Depth FiltrationJan 14 1998We investigate clogging in depth filtration, in which a dirty fluid is ``cleaned'' by the trapping of dirt particles within the pore space during flow through a porous medium. This leads to a gradient percolation process which exhibits a power law distribution ... More

Reflexive group topologies on Abelian groupsJun 03 2009It is proved that any infinite Abelian group of infinite exponent admits a non-discrete reflexive group topology.

A special chain theorem for the embedding dimensionOct 01 2014Jan 20 2017This paper establishes an analogue of the special chain theorem for the embedding dimension of polynomial rings, with direct application on the (embedding) codimension. In particular, we recover a classic result on the transfer of regularity to polynomial ... More

Defect via differential forms with logarithmic polesSep 25 2009We prove formulae for the Hodge numbers of big resolutions of singular hypersurfaces satisfying a Bott-type vanishing condition.

Suppression of Landau damping via electron band gapOct 12 2009Apr 26 2010The pondermotive potential in the X-ray Raman compression can generate an electron band gap which suppresses the Landau damping. The regime is identified where a Langmuir wave can be driven without damping in the stimulated Raman compression. It is shown ... More

Exchange Interaction in Fe$_{1-x}$Ni$_{x}$Alloys: XPS StudyMar 19 2019In this paper, high Fe-concentration Fe$_{1-x}$Ni$_{x}$ alloys were investigated using high resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) down to 10K temperature. The Fe 2s core level exhibits three features, two low binding features corresponding ... More

Anomalous Ground State in Fe$_{1-x}$Ni$_{x}$ Invar alloysMar 19 2019This paper reports high resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) studies on Fe$_{1-x}$Ni$_x$ (x=0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.9) alloys down to 10 K temperature. Core levels and Auger transitions of the alloys except the invar alloy (x=0.4) ... More

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

Apology of EuclidJul 11 2005This is a short apology of the style of the Elements by Euclid and Bourbaki.

An information theoretical analysis of quantum optimal controlJan 20 2014We show that if an efficient classical representation of the dynamics exists, optimal control problems on many-body quantum systems can be solved efficiently with finite precision. We show that the size of the space of parameters necessary to solve quantum ... 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

Competing Glauber and Kawasaki DynamicsAug 17 1998Using a quantum formulation of the master equation we study a kinetic Ising model with competing stochastic processes: the Glauber dynamics with probability $p$ and the Kawasaki dynamics with probability $1 - p$. Introducing explicitely the coupling to ... 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