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Eden clusters in three-dimensions and the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality classSep 19 2012Oct 25 2012We present large-scale simulations of radial Eden clusters in three-dimensions and show that the growth exponent is in agreement with the value $\beta=0.242$ accepted for the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality class. Our results refute a recent assertion ... More

Universality of fluctuations in the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang class in high dimensions and its upper critical dimensionMay 05 2014Jul 30 2014We show that the theoretical machinery developed for the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) class in low dimensions are obeyed by the restricted solid-on-solid (RSOS) model for substrates with dimensions up to $d=6$. Analyzing different restriction conditions, ... More

Non-universal parameters, corrections and universality in Kardar-Parisi-Zhang growthFeb 15 2013Apr 12 2013We present a comprehensive numerical investigation of non-universal parameters and corrections related to interface fluctuations of models belonging to the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality class, in d=1+1, for both flat and curved geometries. We ... More

On the origins of scaling corrections in ballistic growth modelsSep 08 2014We study the ballistic deposition and the grain deposition models on two-dimensional substrates. Using the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) ansatz for height fluctuations, we show that the main contribution to the intrinsic width, which causes strong corrections ... More

Effects of a kinetic barrier on limited-mobility interface growth modelsFeb 08 2019Feb 13 2019The role played by a kinetic barrier originated by out-of-plane step edge diffusion, introduced in [Leal \textit{et al.}, \href{https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/23/29/292201}{J. Phys. Condens. Matter \textbf{23}, 292201 (2011)}], is investigated in the ... More

Local vs. long-range infection in unidimensional epidemicsJan 28 2019We study the effects of local and distance interactions in the unidimensional contact process (CP). In the model, each site of a lattice is occupied by an individual, which can be healthy or infected. As in the standard CP, each infected individual spreads ... More

Scaling, cumulant ratios and height distribution of the ballistic deposition in 3+1 and 4+1 dimensionsMar 28 2016Apr 07 2016We investigate the origin of the scaling corrections in ballistic deposition models in high dimensions using the method proposed by Alves \textit{et al}. [Phys Rev. E \textbf{90}, 052405 (20014)] in $d=2+1$ dimensions, where the intrinsic width associated ... More

Scaling laws in the diffusion limited aggregation of persistent random walkersJul 27 2011We investigate the diffusion limited aggregation of particles executing persistent random walks. The scaling properties of both random walks and large aggregates are presented. The aggregates exhibit a crossover between ballistic and diffusion limited ... More

Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class in 2+1 dimensions: Universal geometry-dependent distributions and finite-time correctionsFeb 15 2013Apr 12 2013The dynamical regimes of models belonging to the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality class are investigated in d=2+1 by extensive simulations considering flat and curved geometries. Geometry-dependent universal distributions, different from their Tracy-Widom ... More

Continuous and discontinuous absorbing-state phase transitions on Voronoi-Delaunay random latticesSep 17 2015Dec 18 2015We study absorbing-state phase transitions in two-dimensional Voronoi-Delaunay (VD) random lattices with quenched coordination disorder. Quenched randomness usually changes the criticality and destroys discontinuous transitions in low-dimensional nonequilibrium ... More

Effects of a kinetic barrier on limited-mobility interface growth modelsFeb 08 2019The role played by a kinetic barrier originated by out-of-plane step edge diffusion, introduced in [Leal \textit{et al.}, \href{https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/23/29/292201}{J. Phys. Condens. Matter \textbf{23}, 292201 (2011)}], is investigated in the ... More

Transitions in a Probabilistic Interface Growth ModelApr 04 2011May 08 2011We study a generalization of the Wolf-Villain (WV) interface growth model based on a probabilistic growth rule. In the WV model, particles are randomly deposited onto a substrate and subsequently move to a position nearby where the binding is strongest. ... More

Hallmarks of the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class elicited by scanning probe microscopyJan 18 2016Sep 17 2016Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) is a fundamental technique for the analysis of surfaces. In the present work, the interface statistics of surfaces scanned with a probe tip was analyzed for both \textit{in silico} and experimental systems that \textit{do ... More

Is it really possible to grow isotropic on-lattice diffusion-limited aggregates?Mar 08 2006In a recent paper (Bogoyavlenskiy V A 2002 \JPA \textbf{35} 2533), an algorithm aiming to generate isotropic clusters of the on-lattice diffusion-limited aggregation (DLA) model was proposed. The procedure consists of aggregation probabilities proportional ... More

Percolation on infinite graphs and isoperimetric inequalitiesNov 05 2012We consider the Bernoulli bond percolation process (with parameter $p$) on infinite graphs and we give a general criterion for bounded degree graphs to exhibit a non-trivial percolation threshold based either on a single isoperimetric inequality if the ... More

Multicanonical entropy like-solution of statistical temperature weighted histogram analysis method (ST-WHAM)Sep 27 2011A multicanonical update relation for calculation of the microcanonical entropy $S_{micro}(E)$ by means of the estimates of the inverse statistical temperature $\beta_S$, is proposed. This inverse temperature is obtained from the recently proposed statistical ... More

Phase transitions and autocorrelation times in two-dimensional Ising model with dipole interactionsMar 24 2009Dec 17 2009The two-dimensional Ising model with nearest-neighbor ferromagnetic and long-range dipolar interactions exhibits a rich phase diagram. The presence of the dipolar interaction changes the ferromagnetic ground state expected for the pure Ising model to ... More

Asynchronous SIR model on Two-Dimensional Quasiperiodic LatticesJan 05 2019We considered the Asynchronous SIR (susceptible-infected-removed) model on Penrose and Ammann-Beenker quasiperiodic lattices, and obtained its critical behavior by using Newman-Ziff algorithm to track cluster propagation by making a tree structure of ... More

Anisotropic electronic structure and transport properties of the $\mathcal{H}$-$0$ hyperhoneycomb latticeMay 31 2016Carbon, being one of the most versatile elements of the periodic table, forms solids and molecules with often unusual properties. Recently, a novel family of three-dimensional graphitic carbon structures, the so-called hyperhoneycomb lattices, has been ... More

Microcanonical thermostatistics analysis without histograms: cumulative distribution and Bayesian approachesFeb 27 2015Microcanonical thermostatistics analysis has become an important tool to reveal essential aspects of phase transitions in complex systems. An efficient way to estimate the microcanonical inverse temperature $\beta(E)$ and the microcanonical entropy $S(E)$ ... More

Pointwise and ergodic convergence rates of a variable metric proximal ADMMFeb 22 2017May 04 2017In this paper, we obtain global $\mathcal{O} (1/ \sqrt{k})$ pointwise and $\mathcal{O} (1/ {k})$ ergodic convergence rates for a variable metric proximal alternating direction method of multipliers(VM-PADMM) for solving linearly constrained convex optimization ... More

Inferences on the Higgs Boson and Axion Masses through a Maximum Entropy PrincipleNov 01 2017The Maximum Entropy Principle (MEP) is a method that can be used to infer the value of an unknown quantity in a set of probability functions. In this work we review two applications of MEP: one giving a precise inference of the Higgs boson mass value; ... More

The extended gaussian ensemble and metastabilities in the Blume-Capel modelJun 03 2010The Blume-Capel model with infinite-range interactions presents analytical solutions in both canonical and microcanonical ensembles and therefore, its phase diagram is known in both ensembles. This model exhibits nonequivalent solutions and the microcanonical ... More

A mathematical model for the customer dynamics based on marketing policyMar 07 2015We consider a compartmental model to study the evolution of the number of regular customers and referral customers in some corporation. Transitions between compartments are modeled by parameters depending on the social network and the marketing policy ... More

Effects of the mean free path and relaxation in a model for the aggregation of particles in superfluid mediaJan 05 2011In this paper, we study a two-dimensional model for the growth of molecular clusters in superfluid helium at low temperature. In the model, particles of diameter a follow random ballistic moves of length \delta = a-256a. Upon attachment on the cluster ... More

Stripe-tetragonal phase transition in the 2D Ising model with dipole interactions: Partition-function zeros approachJun 20 2012We have performed multicanonical simulations to study the critical behavior of the two-dimensional Ising model with dipole interactions. This study concerns the thermodynamic phase transitions in the range of the interaction \delta where the phase characterized ... More

Universal fluctuations in radial growth models belonging to the KPZ universality classSep 22 2011We investigate the radius distributions (RD) of surfaces obtained with large-scale simulations of radial clusters that belong to the KPZ universality class. For all investigated models, the RDs are given by the Tracy-Widom distribution of the Gaussian ... More

Quantum radiation force on a moving mirror with Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions at vacuum, finite temperature and coherent statesMar 18 2008We consider a real massless scalar field in a two-dimensional spacetime, satisfying Dirichlet or Neumann boundary condition at the instantaneous position of a moving boundary. For a relativistic law of motion, we show that Dirichlet and Neumann boundary ... More

Optimal control of the customer dynamics based on marketing policyFeb 15 2018We consider an optimal control problem for a non-autonomous model of ODEs that describes the evolution of the number of customers in some firm. Namely we study the best marketing strategy. Considering a $L^2$ cost functional, we establish the existence ... More

Decting Errors in Reversible Circuits With Invariant RelationshipsDec 19 2008Reversible logic is experience renewed interest as we are approach the limits of CMOS technologies. While physical implementations of reversible gates have yet to materialize, it is safe to assume that they will rely on faulty individual components. In ... More

The dynamical structure of political corruption networksJan 05 2018Corruptive behaviour in politics limits economic growth, embezzles public funds, and promotes socio-economic inequality in modern democracies. We analyse well-documented political corruption scandals in Brazil over the past 27 years, focusing on the dynamical ... More

Exact behavior of the energy density inside a one-dimensional oscillating cavity with a thermal stateFeb 10 2010Sep 04 2010We investigate the exact behavior of the energy density of a real massless scalar field inside a cavity with a single moving mirror executing a resonant oscillatory law of motion, satisfying Dirichlet boundary conditions at finite temperature. Our results ... More

Ultra-Reliable Cooperative Short-Packet Communications with Wireless Energy TransferJan 01 2018We analyze a cooperative wireless communication system with finite block length and finite battery energy, under quasi-static Rayleigh fading. Source and relay nodes are powered by a wireless energy transfer (WET) process, while using the harvested energy ... More

Exact solution for the energy density inside a one-dimensional non-static cavity with an arbitrary initial field stateMar 06 2009We study the exact solution for the energy density of a real massless scalar field in a two-dimensional spacetime, inside a non-static cavity with an arbitrary initial field state, taking into account the Neumann and Dirichlet boundary conditions. This ... More

Quantum Corrections to the Two-dimensional Gravity with External FieldJun 19 1995Jun 20 1995We introduce an external field to calculate the quantum corrections of the 2d gravity, via trace anomaly. We show that there are black hole type solution even in the absence of matter field and cosmological constant. We also see that these solutions are ... More

Collider and Dark Matter Searches in the Inert Doublet Model from Peccei-Quinn SymmetryJun 22 2016Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) and axions are arguably the most compelling dark matter candidates in the literature. Could they coexist as dark matter particles? More importantly, can they be incorporated in a well motivated framework in ... More

The mid-infrared extinction law in the darkest cores of the Pipe NebulaNov 28 2012Context. The properties of dust grains, in particular their size distribution, are expected to differ from the interstellar medium to the high-density regions within molecular clouds. Aims. We measure the mid-infrared extinction law produced by dense ... More

Barnard 59: No Evidence for Further FragmentationJan 10 2012The dense molecular clump at the center of the Barnard 59 (B59) complex is the only region in the Pipe Nebula that has formed a small,stellar cluster. The previous analysis of a high resolution near-IR dust extinction map revealed that the nuclear region ... More

Spectrum and proper motion of a brown dwarf companion of the T Tauri star CoD-33 7795Jul 20 2000We present optical and infrared spectra as well as the proper motion of an H=12 mag object 2" off the ~5 mag brighter spectroscopic binary star CoD-33 7795 (=TWA-5), a member of the TW Hya association of T Tauri stars at ~55 pc. It was suggested as companion ... More

Couillard: Parallel Programming via Coarse-Grained Data-Flow CompilationSep 22 2011Data-flow is a natural approach to parallelism. However, describing dependencies and control between fine-grained data-flow tasks can be complex and present unwanted overheads. TALM (TALM is an Architecture and Language for Multi-threading) introduces ... More

Formation of dense structures induced by filament collisions. Correlation of density, kinematics and magnetic field in the Pipe nebulaDec 15 2014Context. The Pipe nebula is a molecular cloud that lacks star formation feedback and has a relatively simple morphology and velocity structure. This makes it an ideal target to test cloud evolution through collisions. Aims. We aim at drawing a comprehensive ... More

The VISTA Orion mini-survey: star formation in the Lynds 1630 North cloudMay 18 2015The Orion cloud complex presents a variety of star formation mechanisms and properties and it is still one of the most intriguing targets for star formation studies. We present VISTA/VIRCAM near-infrared observations of the L1630N star forming region, ... More

Ground-based exoplanet near-infrared search by imaging and spectroscopy: 3 new companion candidates in TWAFeb 15 2001We report first results from our ground-based infrared imaging search for sub-stellar companions (brown dwarfs and giant planets) of young (up to 100 Myrs) nearby (up to 100 pc) stars, where companions should be well separated from the central stars and ... More

Unusual effects of manual grinding and subsequent annealing process observed in Gd5.09Ge2.03Si1.88 compoundDec 15 2017Feb 28 2018The Gd5.09Ge2.03Si1.88 compound, as well as other magnetocaloric materials, certainly will not be used in their un-manufactured as-cast condition in future magnetic refrigeration applications or other devices. In this work, we have studied the Gd5.09Ge2.03Si1.88 ... More

Legendrian contact homology and topological entropySep 12 2014Apr 23 2016In this paper we study the growth rate of a version of Legendrian contact homology, which we call strip Legendrian contact homology, in 3-dimensional contact manifolds and its relation to the topological entropy of Reeb flows. We show that: if for a pair ... More

Modeling tax distribution in metropolitan regions with PolicySpaceDec 31 2018Brazilian executive body has consistently vetoed legislative initiatives easing creation and emancipation of municipalities. The literature lists evidence of the negative results of municipal fragmentation, especially so for metropolitan regions. In order ... More

Uncovering the Beast: Discovery of Embedded Massive Stellar Clusters in W49AApr 15 2003We present subarcsecond J, H, and Ks images (FWHM ~ 0.5") of an unbiased 5'x 5' (16pc x 16pc) survey of the densest region of the W49 giant molecular cloud. The observations reveal 4 massive stellar clusters (with stars as massive as \~120 Msun), the ... More

Size distribution of circumstellar disks in the Trapezium clusterJun 24 2005In this paper we present results on the size distribution of circumstellar disks in the Trapezium cluster as measured from HST/WFPC2 data. Direct diameter measurements of a sample of 135 bright proplyds and 14 silhouettes disks suggest that there is a ... More

Unveiling community structures in weighted networksMar 07 2007Random walks on simple graphs in connection with electrical resistor networks lead to the definition of Markov chains with transition probability matrix in terms of electrical conductances. We extend this definition to an effective transition matrix $P_{ij}$ ... More

A standard form for generator matrices with respect to the Niederreiter-Rosenbloom-Tsfasman metricMay 12 2011In this note, we present an analogue for codes in vector spaces with a Rosenbloom-Tsfasman metric of the well-known standard form of generator matrices for codes in spaces with the Hamming metric.

Existence of standing waves solution for a Nonlinear Schrödinger equations in $\mathbb{R}^{N}$Aug 02 2015In this paper, we investigate the existence of positive solution for the following class of elliptic equation $$ - \epsilon^{2}\Delta u +V(x)u= f(u) \,\,\,\, \mbox{in} \,\,\, \mathbb{R}^{N}, $$ where $\epsilon >0$ is a positive parameter, $f$ has a subcritical ... More

Existence of heteroclinic solution for a class of non-autonomous second-order equationSep 29 2014In this paper, we use variational methods to prove the existence of heteroclinic solutions for a class of non-autonomous second-order equation.

CRPropa: a public framework to propagate UHECRs in the universeNov 09 2014To answer the fundamental questions concerning the origin and nature of ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs), it is important to confront data with simulated astrophysical scenarios. These scenarios should include detailed information on particle interactions ... More

Conditional decoupling of random interlacementsAug 14 2015Mar 28 2016We prove a conditional decoupling inequality for the model of random interlacements in dimension $d\geq 3$: the conditional law of random interlacements on a box (or a ball) $A_1$ given the (not very "bad") configuration on a "distant" set $A_2$ does ... More

Exploring the Equivalence between Dynamic Dataflow Model and Gamma - General Abstract Model for Multiset mAnipulationNov 01 2018With the increase of the search for computational models where the expression of parallelism occurs naturally, some paradigms arise as options for the next generation of computers. In this context, dynamic Dataflow and Gamma - General Abstract Model for ... More

Determination of the spectroscopic stellar parameters for 257 field giant starsMar 09 2015The study of stellar parameters of planet-hosting stars, such as metallicity and chemical abundances, help us to understand the theory of planet formation and stellar evolution. Here, we present a catalogue of accurate stellar atmospheric parameters and ... More

On Kirkwood-Salsburg solutions at criticalityNov 21 2016In this work we study the Kirkwood-Salsburg equations of equilibrium classical continuous systems. We prove a Laurent expansion for the resolvent, at an eigenvalue of largest modulus of the Kirkwood-Salsburg operator, which is shown to have a pole of ... More

Mapping the interstellar dust with near-infrared observations: An optimized multi-band techniqueSep 08 2001We generalize the technique of Lada et al. (1994) to map dust column density through a molecular cloud (NICE) to an optimized multi-band technique (NICER) that can be applied to any multi-band survey of molecular clouds. We present a first application ... More

Traces in monoidal derivators, and homotopy colimitsMar 01 2013Jul 16 2014A variant of the trace in a monoidal category is given in the setting of closed monoidal derivators, which is applicable to endomorphisms of fiberwise dualizable objects. Functoriality of this trace is established. As an application, an explicit formula ... More

Surface analysis of tiles and samples exposed to the first JET campaigns with the ITER-Like WallJun 13 2014This paper reports on the first post-mortem analyses of tiles removed from JET after the first campaigns with the ITER-like Wall (ILW) during 2011-2 [1]. Tiles from the divertor have been analysed by the Ion Beam Analysis (IBA) techniques Rutherford Backscattering ... More

Entropy formula and continuity of entropy for piecewise expanding mapsJun 04 2018We consider some classes of piecewise expanding maps in finite dimensional spaces having invariant probability measures which are absolutely continuous with respect to Lebesgue measure. We derive an entropy formula for such measures and, using this entropy ... More

Non-denseness of hyperbolicity for linear isomorphisms in Banach spacesOct 20 2015We present an infinite dimensional Banach space in which the set of hyperbolic linear isomorphisms in that space is not dense (in the norm topology) in the set of linear isomorphisms.

Statistical stability of Geometric Lorenz attractorsSep 28 2012Dec 05 2013We consider the robust family of Geometric Lorenz attractors. These attractors are chaotic in the sense that they are transitive and have sensitive dependence on the initial conditions. Moreover, they support SRB measures whose ergodic basins cover a ... More

Massive Star Formation in the W49 Giant Molecular Cloud: Implications for the Formation of Massive Star ClustersSep 16 2004We present results from JHKs imaging of the densest region of the W49 molecular cloud. In a recent paper (Alves & Homeier 2003), we reported the detection of (previously unknown) massive stellar clusters in the well-known giant radio HII region W49A, ... More

Statistical stability for robust classes of maps with non-uniform expansionNov 22 2000We consider open sets of maps in a manifold $M$ exhibiting non-uniform expanding behaviour in some domain $S\subset M$. Assuming that there is a forward invariant region containing $S$ where each map has a unique SRB measure, we prove that under general ... More

Hyperbolic times: frequency versus integrabilityJul 18 2006We consider dynamical systems on compact manifolds, which are local diffeomorphisms outside an exceptional set (a compact submanifold). We are interested in analyzing the relation between the integrability (with respect to Lebesgue measure) of the first ... More

Strong stochastic stability for non-uniformly expanding mapsFeb 26 2010We consider random perturbations of discrete-time dynamical systems. We give sufficient conditions for the stochastic stability of certain classes of maps, in a strong sense. This improves the main result in J. F. Alves, V. Araujo, Random perturbations ... More

Optimal Space-Time Block Code Designs Based on Irreducible Polynomials of Degree TwoJan 18 2019The main of this paper is to prove that in terms of normalized density, a space-time block code based on an irreducible quadratic polynomial over the Eisenstein integers is an optimal space-time block code compared with any quadratic space-time block ... More

High orbital angular momentum harmonic generationNov 10 2016We identify and explore a high orbital angular momentum (OAM) harmonics generation and amplification mechanism that manipulates the OAM independently of any other laser property, by preserving the initial laser wavelength, through stimulated Raman backscattering ... More

Gibbs-Markov structures and limit laws for partially hyperbolic attractors with mostly expanding central directionAug 31 2009We consider a partially hyperbolic set $K$ on a Riemannian manifold $M$ whose tangent space splits as $T_K M=E^{cu}\oplus E^{s}$, for which the centre-unstable direction $E^{cu}$ expands non-uniformly on some local unstable disk. We show that under these ... More

Gibbs-Markov-Young structures with (stretched) exponential tail for partially hyperbolic attractorsJan 30 2013Dec 17 2015We study partially hyperbolic sets $K$ on a Riemannian manifold $M$ whose tangent space splits as $T_K M=E^{cu}\oplus E^{s}$, for which the center-unstable direction $E^{cu}$ is non-uniformly expanding on some local unstable disk. We prove that the (stretched) ... More

Numerical simulation of electrically-driven flows using $\text{OpenFOAM}^\circledR$Feb 08 2018In this work, we study the implementation of electrically-driven flow (EDF) models in the finite-volume framework of $\text{OpenFOAM}^\circledR$. The Poisson-Nernst-Planck model is used for the transport of charged species and it is coupled to the Navier-Stokes ... More

Statistical stability and limit laws for Rovella mapsMay 25 2012We consider the family of one-dimensional maps arising from the contracting Lorenz attractors studied by Rovella. Benedicks-Carleson techniques were used by Rovella to prove that there is a one-parameter family of maps whose derivatives along their critical ... More

A note on the existence of tubular neighbourhoods on Finsler manifolds and minimization of orthogonal geodesics to a submanifoldOct 04 2017In this note, we prove that given a submanifold $P$ in a Finsler manifold $(M,F)$, (i) the orthogonal geodesics to $P$ minimize the distance from $P$ at least in some interval, (ii) there exist tubular neighbourhoods around each point of $P$, (iii) the ... More

Explaining the Higgs Decays at the LHC with an Extended Electroweak ModelJul 16 2012Jul 23 2012We show that the recent discovery of a new boson at the LHC, which we assume to be a Higgs boson, and the observed enhancement in its diphoton decays compared to the SM prediction, can be explained by a new doublet of charged vector bosons from an extended ... More

Chemical abundances and kinematics of 257 G-, K-type field giants. Setting a base for further analysis of giant-planet properties orbiting evolved starsMar 28 2015We performed a uniform and detailed abundance analysis of 12 refractory elements (Na, Mg, Al, Si, Ca, Ti, Cr, Ni, Co, Sc, Mn, and V) for a sample of 257 G- and K-type evolved stars from the CORALIE planet search program. To date, only one of these stars ... More

Young starless cores embedded in the magnetically dominated Pipe Nebula. II. Extended datasetJul 13 2012The Pipe nebula is a massive, nearby, filamentary dark molecular cloud with a low star-formation efficiency threaded by a uniform magnetic field perpendicular to its main axis. It harbors more than a hundred, mostly quiescent, very chemically young starless ... More

Experimental Fock-State SuperradianceAug 16 2017Mar 05 2018Superradiance in an ensemble of atoms leads to the collective enhancement of radiation in a particular mode shared by the atoms in their spontaneous decay from an excited state. The quantum aspects of this phenomenon are highlighted when such collective ... More

Absorption Filaments Towards the Massive Clump G0.253+0.016Sep 12 2014ALMA HCO+ observations of the infrared dark cloud G0.253+0.016 located in the Central Molecular Zone of the Galaxy are presented. The 89 GHz emission is area-filling, optically thick, and sub-thermally excited. Two types of filaments are seen in absorption ... More

Sharp $L^p$-Moser inequality on Riemannian manifoldsAug 07 2014We consider $(M,g)$ a smooth compact Riemannian manifold of dimension $n \geq 2$ without boundary, $1 < p$ a real parameter and $r = \frac{p(n + p)}{n}$. This paper concerns the validity of the optimal Moser inequality \[ \left(\int_M |u|^r\; dv_g \right)^{\frac{\tau}{p}} ... More

Multiple positive solutions for a Schrödinger logarithmic equationJan 29 2019This article concerns with the existence of multiple positive solutions for the following logarithmic Schr\"{o}dinger equation $$ \left\{ \begin{array}{lc} -{\epsilon}^2\Delta u+ V(x)u=u \log u^2, & \mbox{in} \quad \mathbb{R}^{N}, \\ %u(x)>0, & \mbox{in} ... More

Existence of solutions for a nonlocal variational problem in $\mathbb{R}^2$ with exponential critical growthAug 19 2015We study the existence of solution for the following class of nonlocal problem, $$ -\Delta u +V(x)u =\Big( I_\mu\ast F(x,u)\Big)f(x,u) \quad \mbox{in} \quad \mathbb{R}^2, $$ where $V$ is a positive periodic potential, $I_\mu=\frac{1}{|x|^\mu}$, $0<\mu<2$ ... More

On the Complexity of Quantum LanguagesApr 12 2004The standard inputs given to a quantum machine are classical binary strings. In this view, any quantum complexity class is a collection of subsets of $\{0,1\}^{*}$. However, a quantum machine can also accept quantum states as its input. T. Yamakami has ... More

A cluster in the making: ALMA reveals the initial conditions for high-mass cluster formationJan 29 2015G0.253+0.016 is a molecular clump that appears to be on the verge of forming a high mass, Arches-like cluster. Here we present new ALMA observations of its small-scale (~0.07 pc) 3mm dust continuum and molecular line emission. The data reveal a complex ... More

A simple agent-based spatial model of the economy: tools for policyOct 16 2015Feb 06 2016This study simulates the evolution of artificial economies in order to understand the tax relevance of administrative boundaries in the quality of life of its citizens. The modeling involves the construction of a computational algorithm, which includes ... More

Glass Transition Temperature and Fractal Dimension of Protein Free Energy LandscapesJan 13 2000The free-energy landscape of two peptides is evaluated at various temperatures and an estimate for its fractal dimension at these temperatures calculated. We show that monitoring this quantity as a function of temperature allows to determine the glass ... More

Helix Formation and Folding in an Artificial PeptideMay 27 2002We study the relation between $\alpha$-helix formation and folding for a simple artificial peptide, Ala$_{10}$-Gly$_5$-Ala$_{10}$. Our data rely on multicanonical Monte Carlo simulations where the interactions among all atoms are taken into account. The ... More

Extended stellar systems in the solar neighborhood - III. Like ships in the night: the Coma Berenices neighbor moving groupFeb 19 2019We report the discovery of a kinematically cold group of stars, located in the immediate neighborhood of the well-known star cluster Coma Berenices (Mel 111). To the limit of our sensitivity, the new group contains at least 162 members distributed in ... More

Fock-state superradiance in a cold atomic ensembleSep 20 2018A simplified theory for the wavepackets of the photons emitted during the read process of a quantum memory formed by cold atoms is provided. We arrive at analytical expressions for the single- and double-photon emissions, evidencing superradiant features ... More

It's a Gluino!May 05 2006Nov 01 2006For a long time it has been known that the like-sign dilepton signature can help establish the existence of a gluino at the LHC. To unambiguously claim that we see a strongly interacting Majorana fermion -- which we could call a gluino -- we need to prove ... More

An isomorphism of motivic Galois groupsOct 22 2014Nov 19 2015Ayoub's weak Tannakian formalism applied to the Betti realization for Voevodsky motives yields a pro-algebraic group, a candidate for the motivic Galois group. In particular, each Voevodsky motive gives rise to a representation of this group. On the other ... More

Storage Management in Modern Electricity Power GridsDec 02 2016This letter introduces a method to manage energy storage in electricity grids. Starting from the stochastic characterization of electricity generation and demand, we propose an equation that relates the storage level for every time-step as a function ... More

Isotropy summands and Einstein Equation of Invariant Metrics on Classical Flag ManifoldsNov 12 2014It is well known that the Einstein equation on a Riemannian flag manifold $(G/K,g)$ reduces to a algebraic system, if $g$ is a $G$-invariant metric. In this paper we described this system for all flag manifolds of a classical Lie group. We also determined ... More

Equilibrium states for impulsive semiflowsNov 26 2015We consider impulsive semiflows defined on compact metric spaces and give sufficient conditions, both on the semiflows and the potentials, for the existence and uniqueness of equilibrium states. We also generalize the classical notion of topological pressure ... More

2MASS wide field extinction maps: V. Corona AustralisJan 13 2014We present a near-infrared extinction map of a large region ($\sim$870 deg$^2$) covering the isolated Corona Australis complex of molecular clouds. We reach a 1-$\sigma$ error of 0.02 mag in the K-band extinction with a resolution of 3 arcmin over the ... More

Fitting density models to observational data - The local Schmidt law in molecular cloudsOct 14 2013Oct 15 2013We consider the general problem of fitting a parametric density model to discrete observations, taken to follow a non-homogeneous Poisson point process. This class of models is very common, and can be used to describe many astrophysical processes, including ... More

VISION - Vienna Survey in Orion II. Infrared extinction in Orion AMar 02 2018We have investigated the shape of the extinction curve in the infrared up to ~25 {\mu}m for the Orion A star-forming complex. The basis of this work is near-infrared data acquired with VISTA, in combination with Pan-STARRS and mid-infrared Spitzer photometry. ... More

The shapes of column density PDFs - The importance of the last closed contourJul 09 2017The probability distribution function of column density (PDF) has become the tool of choice for cloud structure analysis and star formation studies. Its simplicity is attractive, and the PDF could offer access to cloud physical parameters otherwise difficult ... More

A novel computational modelling to describe the anisotropic, remodelling and reorientation behaviour of collagen fibrres in articular cartilageJan 20 2016In articular cartilage the orientation of collagen fibres is not uniform, varying mostly with the depth on the tissue. Besides, the biomechanical response of each layer of the articular cartilage differs from the neighbouring ones, evolving through thickness ... More

Hipparcos distances of Ophiuchus and Lupus cloud complexesJan 22 2008Jan 24 2008We combine extinction maps from the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) with Hipparcos and Tycho parallaxes to obtain reliable and high-precision estimates of the distance to the Ophiuchus and Lupus dark complexes. Our analysis, based on a rigorous maximum-likelihood ... More