Observations of lightning-induced electron precipitation (LEP) events at three geographic regions show characteristics which systematically vary with both longitude and hemisphere. These observations are quantitatively interpreted using a novel...
In diverse industries, from grocery retailing to health care, retailers join buying groups to achieve better terms with suppliers. The authors track the buying group membership of Europe's largest grocery retailers over a 15-year period and...
It is proposed that a future time interval's perceived length will be affected by whether the interval ends with a gain or loss. Confirming this, several experiments indicate that consumers perceive intervals ending with losses as shorter than...
We describe a high-throughput, high-volume, fully automated, live-in 24/7 behavioral testing system for assessing the effects of genetic and pharmacological manipulations on basic mechanisms of cognition and learning in mice. A standard...
We propose a multilevel quantum heat engine with a working medium described by a generalized Rabi model which consists of a two-level system coupled to a single-mode bosonic field. The model is constructed to be a continuum limit of a quantum...
Lightning discharges generate broadband electromagnetic pulses with a peak component in the very low frequency (VLF; 3-30 kHz) range. VLF waves propagate through the Earth-ionosphere waveguide with relatively low attenuation, enabling the detection...
The interaction between coherent whistler mode waves and energetic radiation belt electrons can result in pitch angle scattering of electrons into the bounce loss cone and subsequent precipitation. In studying the effects of VLF transmitter signals...
Chemistry, physical; Physics, atomic, molecular and chemical
Variational Monte Carlo and diffusion Monte Carlo calculations have been carried out for cations such as Li(+), Na(+), and K(+) as dopants of small helium clusters over a range of cluster sizes up to about 12 solvent atoms. The interaction has been...
We introduce the optimal obstacle placement with disambiguations problem wherein the goal is to place true obstacles in an environment cluttered with false obstacles so as to maximize the total traversal length of a navigating agent (NAVA). Prior...
We present the results of molecular-dynamics simulations on the salt concentration dependence of the formation of polyelectrolyte bundles in thermodynamic equilibrium. Extending our results on salt-free systems we investigate here deficiency or...
We study the pure and random-bond versions of the square lattice ferromagnetic Blume-Capel model, in both the first-order and second-order phase transition regimes of the pure model. Phase transition temperatures, thermal and magnetic critical...
Electrostatic fields generated by thunderclouds can significantly heat and modify the lower ionospheric electrons at altitudes of 70-80km. These fields can map to higher altitudes along the geomagnetic field lines and have been proposed as the...
We consider two types of spatial symmetry, namely, symmetry in the mixed or shared nearest neighbor (NN) structures. We use Pielouâ€™s and Dixonâ€™s symmetry tests which are defined using contingency tables based on the NN relationships between the...
Quantum-scattering calculations at ultralow (close to 10(-6) cm(-1)) collision energies are carried out for the Cs dimer in its spin-stretched triplet state, interacting with helium. An ab initio potential energy surface is computed and employed,...
The dynamics and thermodynamics of melting in two-dimensional Coulomb clusters is revisited using molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations. Several parameters are considered, including the Lindemann index, the largest Lyapunov exponent, and...
THE DETERMINANTS OF SHORT-TERM DEPOSIT RATES IN
AN IMPERFECTLY COMPETITIVE MARKET
by
Serap Inci Ã–zyer
A thesis submitted to the
Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities
in partial fulfillment for the
degree of
Master of...
Computational Screening of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework/Polymer Mixed Matrix Membranes for Gas Separations
by
Gamze YÄ±lmaz
A Thesis Submitted to the
Graduate School of Engineering
in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for
the Degree...
We propose a four-level quantum heat engine in an Otto cycle with a working substance of two spins subject to an external magnetic field and coupled to each other by a one-axis twisting spin squeezing nonlinear interaction. We calculate the...
In this article, we use longitudinal morphometry (shape and size) measures of hippocampus in subjects with mild dementia of Alzheimer type (DAT) and nondemented controls in logistic discrimination. The morphometric measures we use are volume and...
The dynamics of the survival probability of quantum walkers on a one-dimensional lattice with random distribution of absorbing immobile traps is investigated. The survival probability of quantum walkers is compared with that of classical walkers....