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  • 801. Warnecke, Jörn
    et al.
    Käpylä, Petri J.
    Aalto University, Finland.
    Käpylä, Maarit J.
    Brandenburg, Axel
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA. Stockholm University, Sweden.
    On the cause of solar-like equatorward migration in global convective dynamo simulations2014In: Astrophysical Journal Letters, ISSN 2041-8205, E-ISSN 2041-8213, Vol. 796, no 1, p. L12-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We present results from four convectively driven stellar dynamo simulations in spherical wedge geometry. All of these simulations produce cyclic and migrating mean magnetic fields. Through detailed comparisons, we show that the migration direction can be explained by an alpha Omega dynamo wave following the Parker-Yoshimura rule. We conclude that the equatorward migration in this and previous work is due to a positive (negative) alpha effect in the northern (southern) hemisphere and a negative radial gradient of Omega outside the inner tangent cylinder of these models. This idea is supported by a strong correlation between negative radial shear and toroidal field strength in the region of equatorward propagation.

  • 802.
    Warnecke, Jörn
    et al.
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Losada, Illa R.
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Brandenburg, Axel
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Kleeorin, Nathan
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Rogachevskii, Igor
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Bipolar magnetic structures driven by stratified turbulence with a coronal envelope2013In: Astrophysical Journal Letters, ISSN 2041-8205, Vol. 777, no 2, p. L37-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report the spontaneous formation of bipolar magnetic structures in direct numerical simulations of stratified forced turbulence with an outer coronal envelope. The turbulence is forced with transverse random waves only in the lower (turbulent) part of the domain. Our initial magnetic field is either uniform in the entire domain or confined to the turbulent layer. After about 1-2 turbulent diffusion times, a bipolar magnetic region of vertical field develops with two coherent circular structures that live during one turbulent diffusion time, and then decay during 0.5 turbulent diffusion times. The resulting magnetic field strengths inside the bipolar region are comparable to the equipartition value with respect to the turbulent kinetic energy. The bipolar magnetic region forms a loop-like structure in the upper coronal layer. We associate the magnetic structure formation with the negative effective magnetic pressure instability in the two-layer model.

  • 803.
    Warnecke, Jörn
    et al.
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Rivero Losada, Illa
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Brandenburg, Axel
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Kleeorin, Nathan
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Rogachevskii, Igor
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Bipolar region formation in stratified two-layer turbulence2016In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 589, article id A125Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims. This work presents an extensive study of the previously discovered formation of bipolar flux concentrations in a two-layer model. We interpret the formation process in terms of negative effective magnetic pressure instability (NEMPI), which is a possible mechanism to explain the origin of sunspots. Methods. In our simulations, we use a Cartesian domain of isothermal stratified gas that is divided into two layers. In the lower layer, turbulence is forced with transverse nonhelical random waves, whereas in the upper layer no flow is induced. A weak uniform magnetic field is imposed in the entire domain at all times. In most cases, it is horizontal, but a vertical and an inclined field are also considered. In this study we vary the stratification by changing the gravitational acceleration, magnetic Reynolds number, strength of the imposed magnetic field, and size of the domain to investigate their influence on the formation process. Results. Bipolar magnetic structure formation takes place over a large range of parameters. The magnetic structures become more intense for higher stratification until the density contrast becomes around 100 across the turbulent layer. For the fluid Reynolds numbers considered, magnetic flux concentrations are generated at magnetic Prandtl number between 0.1 and 1. The magnetic field in bipolar regions increases with higher imposed field strength until the field becomes comparable to the equipartition field strength of the turbulence. A larger horizontal extent enables the flux concentrations to become stronger and more coherent. The size of the bipolar structures turns out to be independent of the domain size. A small imposed horizontal field component is necessary to generate bipolar structures. In the case of bipolar region formation, we find an exponential growth of the large-scale magnetic field, which is indicative of a hydromagnetic instability. Additionally, the flux concentrations are correlated with strong large-scale downward and converging flows. These findings imply that NEMPI is responsible for magnetic flux concentrations.

  • 804.
    Weber, Peter
    et al.
    -.
    Angelopoulos, A.
    -.
    Apostolakis, A.
    -.
    Aslanides, E.
    -.
    Backenstoss, G.
    -.
    Bargassa, P.
    -.
    Behnke, O.
    -.
    Benelli, A.
    -.
    Bertin, V.
    -.
    Blanc, F.
    -.
    Danielsson, Mats
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Physics of Medical Imaging.
    et al.,
    Pion correlations and resonance effects in (p)over-barp annihilation at rest1999In: Nuclear Physics A, Vol. 655, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 805. Weltevrede, P.
    et al.
    Abdo, A. A.
    Ackermann, M.
    Ajello, M.
    Axelsson, M.
    Baldini, L.
    Ballet, J.
    Barbiellini, G.
    Bastieri, D.
    Baughman, B. M.
    Bechtol, K.
    Bellazzini, R.
    Berenji, B.
    Bloom, E. D.
    Bonamente, E.
    Borgland, A. W.
    Bregeon, J.
    Brez, A.
    Brigida, M.
    Bruel, P.
    Burnett, T. H.
    Buson, S.
    Caliandro, G. A.
    Cameron, R. A.
    Camilo, F.
    Caraveo, P. A.
    Casandjian, J. M.
    Cecchi, C.
    Celik, Oe.
    Charles, E.
    Chekhtman, A.
    Cheung, C. C.
    Chiang, J.
    Ciprini, S.
    Claus, R.
    Cognard, I.
    Cohen-Tanugi, J.
    Cominsky, L. R.
    Conrad, J.
    Cutini, S.
    Dermer, C. D.
    Desvignes, G.
    de Angelis, A.
    de Luca, A.
    de Palma, F.
    Digel, S. W.
    Dormody, M.
    do Couto e Silva, E.
    Drell, P. S.
    Dubois, R.
    Dumora, D.
    Farnier, C.
    Favuzzi, C.
    Fegan, S. J.
    Focke, W. B.
    Fortin, P.
    Frailis, M.
    Freire, P. C. C.
    Fusco, P.
    Gargano, F.
    Gasparrini, D.
    Gehrels, N.
    Germani, S.
    Giavitto, G.
    Giebels, B.
    Giglietto, N.
    Giordano, F.
    Glanzman, T.
    Godfrey, G.
    Grenier, I. A.
    Grondin, M. -H
    Grove, J. E.
    Guillemot, L.
    Guiriec, S.
    Hanabata, Y.
    Harding, A. K.
    Hays, E.
    Hobbs, G.
    Hughes, R. E.
    Jackson, Miranda
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.
    Johannesson, G.
    Johnson, A. S.
    Johnson, T. J.
    Johnson, W. N.
    Johnston, S.
    Kamae, T.
    Katagiri, H.
    Kataoka, J.
    Kawai, N.
    Keith, M.
    Kerr, M.
    Knoedlseder, J.
    Kocian, M. L.
    Kramer, M.
    Kuss, M.
    Lande, J.
    Latronico, L.
    Lemoine-Goumard, M.
    Longo, F.
    Loparco, F.
    Lott, B.
    Lovellette, M. N.
    Lubrano, P.
    Lyne, A. G.
    Makeev, A.
    Manchester, R. N.
    Mazziotta, M. N.
    McEnery, J. E.
    McGlynn, Sinéad
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.
    Meurer, C.
    Michelson, P. F.
    Mitthumsiri, W.
    Mizuno, T.
    Moiseev, A. A.
    Monte, C.
    Monzani, M. E.
    Morselli, A.
    Moskalenko, I. V.
    Murgia, S.
    Nolan, P. L.
    Norris, J. P.
    Nuss, E.
    Ohsugi, T.
    Omodei, N.
    Orlando, E.
    Ormes, J. F.
    Paneque, D.
    Panetta, J. H.
    Parent, D.
    Pelassa, V.
    Pepe, M.
    Pesce-Rollins, M.
    Piron, F.
    Porter, T. A.
    Raino, S.
    Rando, R.
    Ransom, S. M.
    Razzano, M.
    Rea, N.
    Reimer, A.
    Reimer, O.
    Reposeur, T.
    Rochester, L. S.
    Rodriguez, A. Y.
    Romani, R. W.
    Roth, M.
    Ryde, Felix
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.
    Sadrozinski, H. F. -W
    Sanchez, D.
    Sander, A.
    Parkinson, P. M. Saz
    Sgro, C.
    Siskind, E. J.
    Smith, D. A.
    Smith, P. D.
    Spandre, G.
    Spinelli, P.
    Stappers, B. W.
    Strickman, M. S.
    Suson, D. J.
    Tajima, H.
    Takahashi, H.
    Tanaka, T.
    Thayer, J. B.
    Thayer, J. G.
    Theureau, G.
    Thompson, D. J.
    Thorsett, S. E.
    Tibaldo, L.
    Torres, D. F.
    Tosti, G.
    Tramacere, A.
    Uchiyama, Y.
    Usher, T. L.
    Van Etten, A.
    Vasileiou, V.
    Venter, C.
    Vilchez, N.
    Vitale, V.
    Waite, A. P.
    Wang, P.
    Wang, N.
    Watters, K.
    Winer, B. L.
    Wood, K. S.
    Ylinen, Tomi
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.
    Ziegler, M.
    Gamma-ray and radio properties of six pulsars detected by the Fermi large area telescope2010In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 708, no 2, p. 1426-1441Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report the detection of pulsed gamma-rays for PSRs J0631+1036, J0659+1414, J0742-2822, J1420-6048, J1509-5850, and J1718-3825 using the Large Area Telescope on board the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope (formerly known as GLAST). Although these six pulsars are diverse in terms of their spin parameters, they share an important feature: their gamma-ray light curves are (at least given the current count statistics) single peaked. For two pulsars, there are hints for a double-peaked structure in the light curves. The shapes of the observed light curves of this group of pulsars are discussed in the light of models for which the emission originates from high up in the magnetosphere. The observed phases of the gamma-ray light curves are, in general, consistent with those predicted by high-altitude models, although we speculate that the gamma-ray emission of PSR J0659+1414, possibly featuring the softest spectrum of all Fermi pulsars coupled with a very low efficiency, arises from relatively low down in the magnetosphere. High-quality radio polarization data are available showing that all but one have a high degree of linear polarization. This allows us to place some constraints on the viewing geometry and aids the comparison of the gamma-ray light curves with high-energy beam models.

  • 806. Whiter, D. K.
    et al.
    Lanchester, B. S.
    Gustavsson, B.
    Ivchenko, Nickolay
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.
    Dahlgren, Hanna
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, Alfvén Laboratory Centre for Space and Fusion Plasma Physics.
    Using multispectral optical observations to identify the acceleration mechanism responsible for flickering aurora2010In: Journal of Geophysical Research, ISSN 0148-0227, E-ISSN 2156-2202, Vol. 115, p. A12315-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We present an analysis of flickering (2-10 Hz) auroras observed with a state-of-the-art multispectral imaging system, Auroral Structure and Kinetics, located in Tromso, Norway. Short (1-2 s) periods of flickering aurora have been identified in which the frequency of the brightness oscillations decreases or increases smoothly over time. To the authors' knowledge this is the first detailed analysis of such "chirps" in flickering aurora or field-aligned bursts. We have found that the electron precipitation energy is strongly anticorrelated with the flickering frequency during all identified chirps. This result is consistent with the theory that flickering aurora is caused by the resonance interaction between electromagnetic ion cyclotron waves and precipitating electrons and that the wave parallel phase velocity is the primary factor determining the electron acceleration produced by this mechanism. Other current theories known to the authors cannot completely explain our observations.

  • 807. Whiter, D. K.
    et al.
    Lanchester, B. S.
    Gustavsson, B.
    Jallo, N. I. B.
    Jokiaho, O.
    Ivchenko, Nickolay
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.
    Dahlgren, Hanna
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics. University of Southampton, United Kingdom .
    Relative brightness of the O+(2D-2P) doublets in low-energy aurorae2014In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 797, no 1, p. 64-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The ratio of the emission line doublets from O+ at 732.0 nm (I-732) and 733.0 nm (I-733) has been measured in auroral conditions of low-energy electron precipitation from Svalbard (78.degrees 20 north, 15.degrees 83 east). Accurate determination of R = I-732/I-733 provides a powerful method for separating the density of the O+ P-2(1/2,3/2)o levels in modeling of the emissions from the doublets. A total of 383 spectra were included from the winter of 2003-2004. The value obtained is R = I-732/I-733 = 1.38 +/- 0.02, which is higher than theoretical values for thermal equilibrium in fully ionized plasma, but is lower than reported measurements by other authors in similar auroral conditions. The continuity equations for the densities of the two levels are solved for different conditions, in order to estimate the possible variations of R. The results suggest that the production of ions in the two levels from O(P-3(1)) and O(P-3(2)) does not follow the statistical weights, unlike astrophysical calculations for plasmas in nebulae. The physics of auroral impact ionization may account for this difference, and therefore for the raised value of R. In addition, the auroral solution of the densities of the ions, and thus of the value of R, is sensitive to the temperature of the neutral atmosphere. Although the present work is a statistical study, it shows that it is necessary to determine whether there are significant variations in the ratio resulting from non-equilibrium conditions, from auroral energy deposition, large electric fields, and changes in temperature and composition.

  • 808.
    Widen, Erik
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Two-point functions of SU(2)-subsector and length-two operators in dCFT2017In: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, E-ISSN 1873-2445, Vol. 773, p. 435-439Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We consider a particular set of two-point functions in the setting of N=4SYM with a defect, dual to the fuzzy-funnel solution for the probe D5-D3-brane system. The two-point functions in focus involve a single trace operator in the SU(2)-subsector of arbitrary length and a length-two operator built out of any scalars. By interpreting the contractions as a spin-chain operator, simple expressions were found for the leading contribution to the two-point functions, mapping them to earlier known formulas for the one-point functions in this setting.

  • 809.
    Widén, Erik
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA. Stockholm Univ, Roslagstullsbacken 23, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.;Uppsala Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, SE-75108 Uppsala, Sweden..
    One-point functions in beta-deformed N=4 SYM with defect2018In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1126-6708, E-ISSN 1029-8479, no 11, article id 114Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We generalize earlier results on one-point functions in N = 4 SYM with a codimension one defect, dual to the D3-D5-brane setup in type IIB string theory on AdS(5)xS(5), to a similar setup in the beta-deformed version of the theory. The treelevel vacuum expectation values of single-trace operators in the two-scalar-subsector are expressed as overlaps between a matrix product state (MPS) and Bethe states in the corresponding twisted spin-chain picture. We comment on the properties of this MPS and present the simplest analytical overlaps and their behavior in a certain limit (of large k). Importantly, we note that the deformation alters earlier interpretations of the MPS as an integrable boundary state, seemingly obstructing simpli fi cations of the overlaps analogous to the compact determinant formula found in the non-deformed theory. The results are supplemented with some supporting numerical results for operators of length eight with four excitations.

  • 810. Wilder, F. D.
    et al.
    Ergun, R. E.
    Newman, D. L.
    Goodrich, K. A.
    Trattner, K. J.
    Goldman, M. V.
    Eriksson, S.
    Jaynes, A. N.
    Leonard, T.
    Malaspina, D. M.
    Ahmadi, N.
    Schwartz, S. J.
    Burch, J. L.
    Torbert, R. B.
    Argall, M. R.
    Giles, B. L.
    Phan, T. D.
    Le Contel, O.
    Graham, D. B.
    Khotyaintsev, Y. V.
    Strangeway, R. J.
    Russell, C. T.
    Magnes, W.
    Plaschke, F.
    Lindqvist, Per-Arne
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.
    The nonlinear behavior of whistler waves at the reconnecting dayside magnetopause as observed by the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission: A case study2017In: Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, ISSN 2169-9380, E-ISSN 2169-9402, Vol. 122, no 5, p. 5487-5501Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We show observations of whistler mode waves in both the low-latitude boundary layer (LLBL) and on closed magnetospheric field lines during a crossing of the dayside reconnecting magnetopause by the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission on 11 October 2015. The whistlers in the LLBL were on the electron edge of the magnetospheric separatrix and exhibited high propagation angles with respect to the background field, approaching 40°, with bursty and nonlinear parallel electric field signatures. The whistlers in the closed magnetosphere had Poynting flux that was more field aligned. Comparing the reduced electron distributions for each event, the magnetospheric whistlers appear to be consistent with anisotropy-driven waves, while the distribution in the LLBL case includes anisotropic backward resonant electrons and a forward resonant beam at near half the electron-Alfvén speed. Results are compared with the previously published observations by MMS on 19 September 2015 of LLBL whistler waves. The observations suggest that whistlers in the LLBL can be both beam and anisotropy driven, and the relative contribution of each might depend on the distance from the X line.

  • 811.
    Winkler, Martin Wolfgang
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA. Stockholm Univ, Roslagstullsbacken 23, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Cosmic ray antiprotons at high energies2017In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, ISSN 1475-7516, E-ISSN 1475-7516, no 2, article id 048Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cosmic ray antiprotons provide a powerful tool to probe dark matter annihilations in our galaxy. The sensitivity of this important channel is, however, diluted by sizable uncertainties in the secondary antiproton background. In this work, we improve the calculation of secondary antiproton production with a particular focus on the high energy regime. We employ the most recent collider data and identify a substantial increase of antiproton cross sections with energy. This increase is driven by the violation of Feynman scaling as well as by an enhanced strange hyperon production. The updated antiproton production cross sections are made publicly available for independent use in cosmic ray studies. In addition, we provide the correlation matrix of cross section uncertainties for the AMS-02 experiment. At high energies, the new cross sections improve the compatibility of the AMS-02 data with a pure secondary origin of antiprotons in cosmic rays.

  • 812. Wiseman, D. R.
    et al.
    Andreyev, A. N.
    Page, R. D.
    Darby, I. G.
    Eeckhaudt, S.
    Grahn, T.
    Greenlees, P. T.
    Jones, P.
    Julin, R.
    Juutinen, S.
    Kettunen, H.
    Leino, M.
    Leppänen, A. -P
    Nyman, M.
    Pakarinen, J.
    Rahkila, P.
    Sandzelius, Mikael
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics.
    Sarén, J.
    Scholey, C.
    Uusitalo, J.
    Probe of triple shape coexistence in neutron deficient polonium nuclei2006In: AIP Conf. Proc., 2006, p. 560-562Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    γ-ray transitions in the neutron deficient 190,197Po nuclei have been identified. The yrast band of 190Po has been extended up to a spin and parity of 14+ and is found to display similar systematic behaviour to isotones 186Hg and 188Pb above the 4+ level, thus confirming its prolate nature. In 197Po the band built upon the 13/2+ isomer has been extended up to a spin and parity of 33/2+, while the non-yrast side-band has been observed for the first time. The behaviour of 197Po is found to be similar to that of the nearby even-mass isotopes, which is consistent with the model in which the i13/2 neutron is weakly coupled to the states in the even-even core.

  • 813.
    Wojek, Bastian M.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Materials- and Nano Physics, Material Physics, MF.
    Dziawa, P.
    Kowalski, B. J.
    Szczerbakow, A.
    Black-Schaffer, A. M.
    Hårdensson Berntsen, Magnus
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Materials- and Nano Physics, Material Physics, MF.
    Balasubramanian, T.
    Story, T.
    Tjernberg, Oskar
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Materials- and Nano Physics, Material Physics, MF.
    Band inversion and the topological phase transition in (Pb,Sn)Se2014In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 90, no 16, p. 161202-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The recent discovery of a topological phase transition in IV-VI narrow-gap semiconductors has revitalized the decades-old interest in the bulk band inversion occurring in these materials. Here we systematically study the (001) surface states of Pb1-xSnxSe mixed crystals by means of angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy in the parameter space 0 <= x <= 0.37 and 300 K >= T >= 9 K. Using the surface-state observations, we monitor directly the topological phase transition in this solid solution and gain valuable information on the evolution of the underlying fundamental band gap of the system. In contrast to common model expectations, the band-gap evolution appears to be nonlinear as a function of the studied parameters, resulting in the measuring of a discontinuous band-inversion process. This finding signifies that the anticipated gapless bulk state is in fact not a stable configuration and that the topological phase transition therefore exhibits features akin to a first-order transition.

  • 814.
    Wu, Juan
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.
    Measurements of cosmic ray antiprotons with PAMELA and studies of propagation models2012Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Studying the acceleration and propagation mechanisms of Galactic cosmic rays can provide information regarding astrophysical sources, the properties of our Galaxy, and possible exotic sources such as dark matter. To understand cosmic ray acceleration and propagation mechanisms, accurate measurements of different cosmic ray elements over a wide energy range are needed. The PAMELA experiment is a satellite-borne apparatus which allows different cosmic ray species to be identified over background.

    Measurements of the cosmic ray antiproton flux and the antiproton-to-proton flux ratio from 1.5 GeV to 180 GeV are presented in this thesis, employing the data collected between June 2006 and December 2008. Compared to previous experiments, PAMELA extends the energy range of antiproton measurements and provides significantly higher statistics. During about 800 days of data collection, PAMELA identified approximately 1300 antiprotons including 61 above 31.7 GeV. A dramatic improvement of statistics is evident since only 2 events above 30 GeV are reported by previous experiments. The derived antiproton flux and antiproton-to-proton flux ratio are consistent with previous measurements and generally considered to be produced as secondary products when cosmic ray protons and helium nuclei interact with the interstellar medium.

    To constrain cosmic ray acceleration and propagation models, the antiproton data measured by PAMELA were further used together with the proton spectrum reported by PAMELA, as well as the B/C data provided by other experiments. Statistical tools were interfaced with the cosmic ray propagation package GALPROP to perform the constraining analyses.

    Different diffusion models were studied. It was shown in this work that only current PAMELA data, i.e. the antiproton-to-proton ratio and the proton flux, are not able to place strong constraints on propagation parameters. Diffusion models with a linear diffusion coefficient and modified diffusion models with a low energy dependence of the diffusion coefficient were studied in the $\chi^{2}$ study. Uncertainties on the parameters and the goodness of fit of each model were given. Some models are further studied using the Bayesian inference. Posterior means and errors of the parameters base on our prior knowledge on them were obtained in the Bayesian framework. This method also allowed us to understand the correlation between parameters and compare models.

    Since the B/C ratio used in this analysis is from experiments other than PAMELA, future PAMELA secondary-to-primary ratios (B/C, $^{2}$H/$^{4}$He and $^{3}$He/$^{4}$He) can be used to avoid the data sets inconsistencies between different experiments and to minimize uncertainties on the solar modulation parameters. More robust and tighter constraints are expected. The statistical techniques have been demonstrated useful to constrain models and can be extended to other observations, e.g. electrons, positrons, gamma rays etc. Using these channels, exotic contributions from, for example, dark matter will be further investigated in future.

  • 815.
    Xie, Fei
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics. AlbaNova Univ Ctr, Oskar Klein Ctr Cosmoparticle Phys, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Pearce, Mark
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics. AlbaNova Univ Ctr, Oskar Klein Ctr Cosmoparticle Phys, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.
    SPHiNX, Collaboration
    A Study of Background Conditions for Sphinx-The Satellite-Borne Gamma-Ray Burst Polarimeter2018In: Galaxies, E-ISSN 2075-4434, Vol. 6, no 2, article id 50Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    SPHiNX is a proposed satellite-borne gamma-ray burst polarimeter operating in the energy range 50-500 keV. The mission aims to probe the fundamental mechanism responsible for gamma-ray burst prompt emission through polarisation measurements. Optimising the signal-to-background ratio for SPHiNX is an important task during the design phase. The Geant4 Monte Carlo toolkit is used in this work. From the simulation, the total background outside the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA) is about 323 counts/s, which is dominated by the cosmic X-ray background and albedo gamma rays, which contribute similar to 60% and similar to 35% of the total background, respectively. The background from albedo neutrons and primary and secondary cosmic rays is negligible. The delayed background induced by the SAA-trapped protons is about 190 counts/s when SPHiNX operates in orbit for one year. The resulting total background level of similar to 513 counts/s allows the polarisation of similar to 50 GRBs with minimum detectable polarisation less than 30% to be determined during the two-year mission lifetime.

  • 816. Xing, G.
    et al.
    Zhao, Y.
    Modestov, Mikhail
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Zhou, C.
    Gao, Y.
    Law, C. K.
    Thermal-diffusional instability in white dwarf flames: Regimes of flame pulsation2017In: 10th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute , 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Thermal-diffusional pulsation behaviors in planar as well as outwardly and inwardly propagating white dwarf carbon flames are systematically studied. It is shown that different equations of state in non-degenerate and degenerate matters in white dwarfs lead to different criterions of flame pulsation, with the critical Zel'dovich number in the later twice as large as in the former. For realistic physical conditions in white dwarf carbon flames, the asymptotic degenerate equation of state is adopted and the simplified one-step reaction rate for nuclear reactions are used to study the flame propagation. Flame front pulsation behaviors in different environmental densities and temperatures are obtained to form the regime diagram of pulsation, showing that carbon flames pulsate in the typical density and temperature. While being stable at higher temperatures, in relatively lower temperatures the amplitude of the flame pulsation becomes larger. In outwardly propagating spherical flames the pulsation instability is enhanced and flames are also easier to quench, while the inwardly propagating flames are more stable. 

  • 817.
    Yang, Heng
    et al.
    China Inst Water Resources & Hydropower Res, State Key Lab Simulat & Regulat Water Cycles Rive, Beijing 100038, Peoples R China..
    Jin, Ziliang
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
    Wang, Jianhua
    China Inst Water Resources & Hydropower Res, State Key Lab Simulat & Regulat Water Cycles Rive, Beijing 100038, Peoples R China..
    Zhao, Yong
    China Inst Water Resources & Hydropower Res, State Key Lab Simulat & Regulat Water Cycles Rive, Beijing 100038, Peoples R China..
    Wang, Hejia
    China Inst Water Resources & Hydropower Res, State Key Lab Simulat & Regulat Water Cycles Rive, Beijing 100038, Peoples R China..
    Xiao, Weihua
    China Inst Water Resources & Hydropower Res, State Key Lab Simulat & Regulat Water Cycles Rive, Beijing 100038, Peoples R China..
    Data-Driven Stochastic Scheduling for Energy Integrated Systems2019In: Energies, ISSN 1996-1073, E-ISSN 1996-1073, Vol. 12, no 12, article id 2317Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    As the penetration of intermittent renewable energy increases and unexpected market behaviors continue to occur, new challenges arise for system operators to ensure cost effectiveness while maintaining system reliability under uncertainties. To systematically address these uncertainties and challenges, innovative advanced methods and approaches are needed. Motivated by these, in this paper, we consider an energy integrated system with renewable energy and pumped-storage units involved. In addition, we propose a data-driven risk-averse two-stage stochastic model that considers the features of forbidden zones and dynamic ramping rate limits. This model minimizes the total cost against the worst-case distribution in the confidence set built for an unknown distribution and constructed based on data. Our numerical experiments show how pumped-storage units contribute to the system, how inclusions of the aforementioned two features improve the reliability of the system, and how our proposed data-driven model converges to a risk-neutral model with historical data.

  • 818.
    Yao, Yuan
    et al.
    Yangzhou Univ, Coll Phys Sci & Technol, Ctr Gravitat & Cosmol, 180 Siwangting Rd, Yangzhou 225002, Jiangsu, Peoples R China..
    Hou, Meng-Shi
    Yangzhou Univ, Coll Phys Sci & Technol, Ctr Gravitat & Cosmol, 180 Siwangting Rd, Yangzhou 225002, Jiangsu, Peoples R China..
    Ong, Yen Chin
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA. Yangzhou Univ, Coll Phys Sci & Technol, Ctr Gravitat & Cosmol, 180 Siwangting Rd, Yangzhou 225002, Jiangsu, Peoples R China.;Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ, Sch Aeronaut & Astronaut, Shanghai 200240, Peoples R China. ; Stockholm Univ, Roslagstullsbacken 23, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
    A complementary third law for black hole thermodynamics2019In: European Physical Journal C, ISSN 1434-6044, E-ISSN 1434-6052, Vol. 79, no 6, article id 513Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There are some examples in the literature, in which despite the fact that the underlying theory or model does not impose a lower bound on the size of black holes, the final temperature under Hawking evaporation is nevertheless finite and nonzero. We show that under some loose conditions, the black hole is necessarily an effective remnant, in the sense that its evaporation time is infinite. That is, the final state that there is nonzero finite temperature despite having no black hole remaining cannot be realized. We discuss the limitations, subtleties, and the implications of this result, which is reminiscent of the third law of black hole thermodynamics, but with the roles of temperature and size interchanged. We therefore refer to our result as the complementary third law for black hole thermodynamics.

  • 819. Yee, H. C.
    et al.
    Sjögreen, Björn
    KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, NADA.
    Development of low dissipative high order filter schemes for multiscale Navier-Stokes/MHD systems2006In: Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows: Astronum-2006 / [ed] Pogorelov, N; Zank, GP, SAN FRANCISCO: ASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC , 2006, Vol. 359, p. 47-61Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent progress in the development of a class of low dissipative high order filter schemes for multiscale Navier-Stokes, and ideal and non-ideal magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) systems is described. The four main features of this schemes are: (a) multiresolution wavelet decomposition of the computed flow data as sensors for adaptive numerical dissipative control, (b) multistep filter to accommodate efficient application of different numerical dissipation models and different spatial high order base schemes, (c) solving the ideal conservative MHD system without having to deal with an incomplete eigensystern set while at the same time ensuring that correct shock speeds and locations are computed, and (d) minimization of the divergence of the magnetic field (del(.) B) numerical error. By design, the flow sensors, different choice of high order base schemes and numerical dissipation models are stand-alone modules. A whole class of low dissipative high order schemes can be derived at ease, making the resulting computer software very flexible with widely applicable.

  • 820. Yu, Hoi-Fung
    et al.
    Greiner, Jochen
    van Eerten, Hendrik
    Burgess, J. Michael
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.
    Bhat, P. Narayana
    Briggs, Michael S.
    Connaughton, Valerie
    Diehl, Roland
    Goldstein, Adam
    Gruber, David
    Jenke, Peter A.
    von Kienlin, Andreas
    Kouveliotou, Chryssa
    Paciesas, William S.
    Pelassa, Veronique
    Preece, Robert D.
    Roberts, Oliver J.
    Zhang, Bin-Bin
    Synchrotron cooling in energetic gamma-ray bursts observed by the Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor2015In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 573, article id A81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Context. We study the time-resolved spectral properties of energetic gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) with good high-energy photon statistics observed by the Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor ((IBM) onboard the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope. Aims. We aim to constrain in detail the spectral properties of GRB prompt emission on a time-resolved basis and to discuss the theoretical implications of the fitting results in the context of various prompt emission models. Methods. Our sample comprises eight GRBs observed by the Fermi (IBM in its first five years of mission, with 1 keV-1 MeV fluence f > 1.0 x 10(-4) erg cm(-2) and a signal-to-noise ratio level of S/N >= 10.0 above 900 keV. We performed a time-resolved spectral analysis using a variable temporal binning technique according to optimal S/N criteria, resulting in a total of 299 time-resolved spectra. We performed Band function fits to all spectra and obtained the distributions for the low-energy power-lay index alpha, the high-energy power-law index beta, the peak energy in the observed nu F-nu, spectrum E-p, and the difference between the low- and high-energy power-law indices Delta s = alpha-beta. We also applied a physically motivated synchrotron model, which is a triple power-law with constrained power-law indices and a blackbody component, to test the prompt emission for consistency with a synchrotron origin and obtain the distributions for the two break energies E-b,E-1 and E-b,E-2 the middle segment power-law index beta, and the Planck function temperature kT. Results. The Band function parameter distributions are alpha = -0.73(-0.21)(+0.16), beta = -2.13(-0.56)(+0.28), E-p = 374.47(-187.7)(+307.3) keV (log(10) E-p = 2.577(-0.30)(+0.26)), and Delta s = 1.38(-0.31)(+0.54), with average errors sigma(alpha) similar to 0.1, sigma(beta) similar to 0.2, and sigma(Ep) similar to 0.1E(p). Using the distributions of Delta s and beta, the electron population index p is found to be consistent with the "moderately fast" scenario, in which fast- and slow-cooling scenarios cannot be distinguished. The physically motivated synchrotron-fitting function parameter distributions are E-b,E-1 = 129.6(-32.4)(+132.2) keV, E-b,E-2 = 631.4(-309.6)(+582) keV, beta = 1.721(-0.25)(+0.48), and kT = 10.4(-3.7)(+4.9) keV, with average errors sigma(beta) similar to 0.2, sigma E-b,E-1 similar to 0.1E(b,1), sigma E-b,E-2 similar to 0.4E(b,2,) and sigma(kT) similar to 0.1kT. This synchrotron function requires the synchrotron injection and cooling break (i.e., E-min and E-cool) to be close to each other within a factor of ten, often in addition to a Planck function. Conclusions. A synchrotron model is found that is consistent with most of the time-resolved spectra for eight energetic Fermi (IBM bursts with good high-energy photon statistics as long as both the cooling and injection break are included and the leftmost spectral slope is lifted either by including a thermal component or when an evolving magnetic field is accounted for.

  • 821.
    Yu, Yiqun
    et al.
    Beihang Univ, Sch Space & Environm, Beijing, Peoples R China..
    Delzanno, Gian Luca
    Los Alamos Natl Lab, Los Alamos, NM USA..
    Jordanova, Vania
    Los Alamos Natl Lab, Los Alamos, NM USA..
    Peng, Ivy Bo
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Centres, Centre for High Performance Computing, PDC.
    Markidis, Stefano
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Computational Science and Technology (CST).
    PIC simulations of wave-particle interactions with an initial electron velocity distribution from a kinetic ring current model2018In: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, ISSN 1364-6826, E-ISSN 1879-1824, Vol. 177, p. 169-178Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Whistler wave-particle interactions play an important role in the Earth inner magnetospheric dynamics and have been the subject of numerous investigations. By running a global kinetic ring current model (RAM-SCB) in a storm event occurred on Oct 23-24 2002, we obtain the ring current electron distribution at a selected location at MLT of 9 and L of 6 where the electron distribution is composed of a warm population in the form of a partial ring in the velocity space (with energy around 15 keV) in addition to a cool population with a Maxwellian-like distribution. The warm population is likely from the injected plasma sheet electrons during substorm injections that supply fresh source to the inner magnetosphere. These electron distributions are then used as input in an implicit particle-in-cell code (iPIC3D) to study whistler-wave generation and the subsequent wave-particle interactions. We find that whistler waves are excited and propagate in the quasi-parallel direction along the background magnetic field. Several different wave modes are instantaneously generated with different growth rates and frequencies. The wave mode at the maximum growth rate has a frequency around 0.62 omega(ce), which corresponds to a parallel resonant energy of 2.5 keV. Linear theory analysis of wave growth is in excellent agreement with the simulation results. These waves grow initially due to the injected warm electrons and are later damped due to cyclotron absorption by electrons whose energy is close to the resonant energy and can effectively attenuate waves. The warm electron population overall experiences net energy loss and anisotropy drop while moving along the diffusion surfaces towards regions of lower phase space density, while the cool electron population undergoes heating when the waves grow, suggesting the cross-population interactions.

  • 822. Zackrisson, Erik
    et al.
    Scott, Pat
    Rydberg, Claes-Erik
    Iocco, Fabio
    Edvardsson, Bengt
    Ostlin, Goran
    Sivertsson, Sofia
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Particle Physics.
    Zitrin, Adi
    Broadhurst, Tom
    Gondolo, Paolo
    Finding high-redshift dark stars with the James Webb Space Telescope2010In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 717, no 1, p. 257-267Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The first stars in the history of the universe are likely to form in the dense central regions of similar to 10(5)-10(6) M-circle dot cold dark matter halos at z approximate to 10-50. The annihilation of dark matter particles in these environments may lead to the formation of so-called dark stars, which are predicted to be cooler, larger, more massive, and potentially more long-lived than conventional population III stars. Here, we investigate the prospects of detecting high-redshift dark stars with the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). We find that all dark stars with masses up to 10(3) M-circle dot are intrinsically too faint to be detected by JWST at z > 6. However, by exploiting foreground galaxy clusters as gravitational telescopes do, certain varieties of cool (T-eff <= 30,000 K) dark stars should be within reach at redshifts up to z approximate to 10. If the lifetimes of dark stars are sufficiently long, many such objects may also congregate inside the first galaxies. We demonstrate that this could give rise to peculiar features in the integrated spectra of galaxies at high redshifts, provided that dark stars make up at least similar to 1% of the total stellar mass in such objects.

  • 823. Zackrisson, Erik
    et al.
    Scott, Pat
    Rydberg, Claes-Erik
    Iocco, Fabio
    Sivertsson, Sofia
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Particle Physics.
    Östlin, Göran
    Mellema, Garrelt
    Iliev, Ilian T.
    Shapiro, Paul R.
    Observational constraints on supermassive dark stars2010In: Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, ISSN 0035-8711, E-ISSN 1365-2966, Vol. 407, no 1, p. L74-L78Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Some of the first stars could be cooler and more massive than standard stellar models would suggest, due to the effects of dark matter annihilation in their cores. It has recently been argued that such objects may attain masses in the 10(4)-10(7) M-circle dot range and that such supermassive dark stars should be within reach of the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. Notwithstanding theoretical difficulties with this proposal, we argue here that some of these objects should also be readily detectable with both the Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based 8-10 m class telescopes. Existing survey data already place strong constraints on 10(7) M-circle dot dark stars at z approximate to 10. We show that such objects must be exceedingly rare or short lived to have avoided detection.

  • 824. Zender, J. J.
    et al.
    Kariyappa, R.
    Giono, Gabriel
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.
    Bergmann, M.
    Delouille, V.
    Dame, L.
    Hochedez, J. -F
    Kumara, S. T.
    Segmentation of photospheric magnetic elements corresponding to coronal features to understand the EUV and UV irradiance variability2017In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 605, article id A41Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Context. The magnetic field plays a dominant role in the solar irradiance variability. Determining the contribution of various magnetic features to this variability is important in the context of heliospheric studies and Sun-Earth connection. Aims. We studied the solar irradiance variability and its association with the underlying magnetic field for a period of five years (January 2011-January 2016). We used observations from the Large Yield Radiometer (LYRA), the Sun Watcher with Active Pixel System detector and Image Processing (SWAP) on board PROBA2, the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), and the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) on board the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Methods. The Spatial Possibilistic Clustering Algorithm (SPoCA) is applied to the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) observations obtained from the AIA to segregate coronal features by creating segmentation maps of active regions (ARs), coronal holes (CHs) and the quiet sun (QS). Further, these maps are applied to the full-disk SWAP intensity images and the full-disk (FD) HMI line-of-sight (LOS) magnetograms to isolate the SWAP coronal features and photospheric magnetic counterparts, respectively. We then computed fulldisk and feature-wise averages of EUV intensity and line of sight (LOS) magnetic flux density over ARs/CHs/QS/FD. The variability in these quantities is compared with that of LYRA irradiance values. Results. Variations in the quantities resulting from the segmentation, namely the integrated intensity and the total magnetic flux density of ARs/CHs/QS/FD regions, are compared with the LYRA irradiance variations. We find that the EUV intensity over ARs/CHs/QS/FD is well correlated with the underlying magnetic field. In addition, variations in the full-disk integrated intensity and magnetic flux density values are correlated with the LYRA irradiance variations. Conclusions. Using the segmented coronal features observed in the EUV wavelengths as proxies to isolate the underlying magnetic structures is demonstrated in this study. Sophisticated feature identification and segmentation tools are important in providing more insights into the role of various magnetic features in both the short-and long-term changes in the solar irradiance.

  • 825.
    Zhang, Hongqi
    et al.
    Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Solar Act, Natl Astron Observ, Beijing 100012, Peoples R China..
    Brandenburg, Axel
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA. Stockholm Univ, Roslagstullsbacken 23, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.;Univ Colorado, JILA, Boulder, CO 80303 USA.;Univ Colorado, Dept Astrophys & Planetary Sci, Boulder, CO 80303 USA.;Stockholm Univ, AlbaNova Univ Ctr, Dept Astron, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.;Univ Colorado, Lab Atmospher & Space Phys, Boulder, CO 80303 USA..
    Solar Kinetic Energy and Cross Helicity Spectra2018In: Astrophysical Journal Letters, ISSN 2041-8205, E-ISSN 2041-8213, Vol. 862, no 2, article id L17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We develop a formalism that treats the calculation of solar kinetic energy and cross helicity spectra in an equal manner to that of magnetic energy and helicity spectra. The magnetic helicity spectrum is shown to be equal to the vertical part of the current helicity spectrum divided by the square of the wavenumber. For the cross helicity, we apply the recently developed two-scale approach globally over an entire active region to account for the sign change between the two polarities. Using vector magnetograms and Dopplergrams of NOAA. 11158 and 12266, we show that kinetic and magnetic energy spectra have similar slopes at intermediate wavenumbers, where the contribution from the granulation velocity has been removed. At wavenumbers around 0.3 Mm(-1), the magnetic helicity is found to be close to its maximal value. The cross helicity spectra are found to be within about 10% of the maximum possible value. Using the two-scale method for NOAA. 12266, the global cross helicity spectrum is found to be particularly steep, similarly to what has previously been found in theoretical models of spot generation. In the quiet Sun, by comparison, the cross helicity spectrum is found to be small.

  • 826. Zhang, Hongqi
    et al.
    Brandenburg, Axel
    Nordita, Sweden; Stockholm University, Sweden; University of Colorado, United States;.
    Sokoloff, D. D.
    EVOLUTION OF MAGNETIC HELICITY AND ENERGY SPECTRA OF SOLAR ACTIVE REGIONS2016In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 819, no 2, article id 146Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We adopt an isotropic representation of the Fourier-transformed two-point correlation tensor of the magnetic field to estimate the magnetic energy and helicity spectra as well as current helicity spectra of two individual active regions (NOAA. 11158 and NOAA. 11515) and the change of the spectral indices during their development as well as during the solar cycle. The departure of the spectral indices of magnetic energy and current helicity from 5/ 3 are analyzed, and it is found that it is lower than the spectral index of the magnetic energy spectrum. Furthermore, the fractional magnetic helicity tends to increase when the scale of the energy-carrying magnetic structures increases. The magnetic helicity of NOAA. 11515 violates the expected hemispheric sign rule, which is interpreted as an effect of enhanced field strengths at scales larger than 30-60Mm with opposite signs of helicity. This is consistent with the general cycle dependence, which shows that around the solar maximum the magnetic energy and helicity spectra are steeper, emphasizing the large-scale field.

  • 827. Zhang, S. -N
    et al.
    Adriani, O.
    Albergo, S.
    Ambrosi, G.
    An, Q.
    Azzarello, P.
    Bai, Y.
    Bao, T.
    Bernardini, P.
    Bertucci, B.
    Bi, X.
    Bongi, M.
    Bottai, S.
    Cao, W.
    Cao, Z.
    Chai, J.
    Chang, J.
    Chen, G.
    Chen, Y.
    Chen, Z.
    Cui, X. H.
    Dai, Z. G.
    D'Alessandro, R.
    Di Santo, M.
    Dong, Y.
    Duranti, M.
    Fan, Y. Z.
    Fang, K.
    Feng, C. Q.
    Feng, H.
    Formato, V.
    Fusco, P.
    Gao, J.
    Gargano, F.
    Giglietto, N.
    Gou, Q. B.
    Guo, Y. Q.
    He, H. H.
    Hu, H. B.
    Hu, P.
    Huang, G. S.
    Huang, J.
    Huang, Y. F.
    Li, H.
    Li, R.
    Li, Y.
    Li, Z.
    Liang, E. W.
    Lin, S.
    Liu, H.
    Liu, J. B.
    Liu, S. B.
    Liu, S. M.
    Liu, X.
    Loparco, F.
    Lyu, J.
    Marsella, G.
    Mazziottai, M. N.
    De Mitri, I.
    Mori, N.
    Papini, P.
    Pearce, Mark
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.
    Peng, W.
    Pohl, M.
    Quan, Z.
    Ryde, Felix
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.
    Shi, D.
    Su, M.
    Sun, X. L.
    Sun, X.
    Surdo, A.
    Tang, Z. C.
    Vannuccini, E.
    Walter, R.
    Wang, B.
    Wang, J. C.
    Wang, J. M.
    Wang, J.
    Wang, L.
    Wang, R.
    Wang, X. L.
    Wang, X. Y.
    Wang, Z.
    Wei, D. M.
    Wu, B.
    Wu, J.
    Wu, Q.
    Wu, X.
    Wu, X. F.
    Xu, M.
    Xu, Z. Z.
    Yan, H. R.
    Yin, P. F.
    Yu, Y. W.
    Yuan, Q.
    Zha, M.
    Zhang, L.
    Zhang, Y.
    Zhang, Y. L.
    Zhao, Z. G.
    Introduction to the high energy cosmic-radiation detection (HERD) facility onboard China's future space station2017In: Proceedings of Science, Sissa Medialab Srl , 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The High Energy cosmic-Radiation Detection (HERD) facility is one of several space astronomy payloads onboard China's Space Station, which is planned for operation starting around 2025 for about 10 years. The main scientific objectives of HERD are searching for signals of dark matter annihilation products, precise cosmic electron (plus positron) spectrum and anisotropy measurements up to 10 TeV, precise cosmic ray spectrum and composition measurements up to the knee energy, and high energy gamma-ray monitoring and survey. HERD is composed of a 3-D cubic calorimeter (CALO) surrounded by microstrip silicon trackers (STKs) from five sides except the bottom. CALO is made of about 7,500 cubes of LYSO crystals, corresponding to about 55 radiation lengths and 3 nuclear interaction lengths, respectively. The top STK microstrips of six X-Y layers are sandwiched with tungsten converters to make precise directional measurements of incoming electrons and gamma-rays. In the baseline design, each of the four side STKs is made of only three layers microstrips. All STKs will also be used for measuring the charge and incoming directions of cosmic rays, as well as identifying back scattered tracks. With this design, HERD can achieve the following performance: energy resolution of 1% for electrons and gamma-rays beyond 100 GeV and 20% for protons from 100 GeV to 1 PeV; electron/proton separation power better than 10-5; effective geometrical factors of &gt;3 m2sr for electron and diffuse gamma-rays, &gt;2 m2sr for cosmic ray nuclei. R&amp;D is under way for reading out the LYSO signals with optical fiber coupled to image intensified IsCMOS and CALO prototype of 250 LYSO crystals. 

  • 828. Zhang, Y. C.
    et al.
    Lavraud, B.
    Dai, L.
    Wang, C.
    Marchaudon, A.
    Avanov, L.
    Burch, J.
    Chandler, M.
    Dorelli, J.
    Duan, S. P.
    Ergun, R. E.
    Gershman, D. J.
    Giles, B.
    Khotyaintsev, Y. V.
    Lindqvist, Per-Arne
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.
    Paterson, W.
    Russell, C. T.
    Schiff, C.
    Tang, B. B.
    Torbert, R.
    Quantitative analysis of a Hall system in the exhaust of asymmetric magnetic reconnection2017In: Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, ISSN 2169-9380, E-ISSN 2169-9402, Vol. 122, no 5, p. 5277-5289Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Taking advantage of high-resolution measurements from the MMS mission, we find evidence for a complete Hall system in the exhaust of asymmetric magnetic reconnection 40 Di downstream of the X line. The investigation of the fine structure of the Hall system reveals that it displays features in the exhaust similar to those reported previously in the ion diffusion region by simulations and observations. This finding confirms the importance of particle-scale processes in the reconnection exhaust as well. On the magnetospheric side of the exhaust, electrons are strongly accelerated by parallel electric fields. This process significantly contributes to feed the Hall current system, resulting in a nonnegligible Hall magnetic field signature on this side despite an otherwise lower density. Calculation of the induced out-of-plane magnetic field by in-plane currents (based on Biot-Savart law) provides direct quantitative evidence for the process of Hall magnetic field generation by the Hall current system. A strong normal Hall electric field is present only on the magnetospheric side of the exhaust region, consistent with previous works. Multipoint data analysis shows that the ion pressure gradient in the ion momentum equation produces this Hall electric field. This global pattern of the Hall system can be explained by kinetic Alfvén wave theory.

  • 829.
    Zhou, M.
    et al.
    Nanchang Univ, Inst Space Sci & Technol, Nanchang, Jiangxi, Peoples R China..
    Deng, X. H.
    Nanchang Univ, Inst Space Sci & Technol, Nanchang, Jiangxi, Peoples R China..
    Zhong, Z. H.
    Nanchang Univ, Inst Space Sci & Technol, Nanchang, Jiangxi, Peoples R China..
    Pang, Y.
    Nanchang Univ, Inst Space Sci & Technol, Nanchang, Jiangxi, Peoples R China..
    Tang, R. X.
    Nanchang Univ, Inst Space Sci & Technol, Nanchang, Jiangxi, Peoples R China..
    El-Alaoui, M.
    UCLA, Dept Phys & Astron, Los Angeles, CA USA..
    Walker, R. J.
    UCLA, Dept Earth Planetary & Space Sci, Los Angeles, CA USA..
    Russell, C. T.
    UCLA, Dept Earth Planetary & Space Sci, Los Angeles, CA USA..
    Lapenta, G.
    Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Math, Ctr Plasma Astrophys, Leuven, Belgium..
    Strangeway, R. J.
    UCLA, Dept Earth Planetary & Space Sci, Los Angeles, CA USA..
    Torbert, R. B.
    Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 USA..
    Burch, J. L.
    Southwest Res Inst, San Antonio, TX USA..
    Paterson, W. R.
    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD USA..
    Giles, B. L.
    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD USA..
    Khotyaintsev, Y. V.
    Swedish Inst Space Phys, Uppsala, Sweden..
    Ergun, R. E.
    Univ Colorado LASP, Boulder, CO USA..
    Lindqvist, Per-Arne
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Space and Plasma Physics.
    Observations of an Electron Diffusion Region in Symmetric Reconnection with Weak Guide Field2019In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 870, no 1, article id 34Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft encountered an electron diffusion region (EDR) in a symmetric reconnection in the Earth's magnetotail. The EDR contained a guide field of about 2 nT, which was 13% of the magnetic field in the inflow region, and its thickness was about 2 local electron inertial lengths. Intense energy dissipation, a super-Alfvenic electron jet, electron nongyrotropy, and crescent-shaped electron velocity distributions were observed in association with this EDR. These features are similar to those of the EDRs in asymmetric reconnection at the dayside magnetopause. Electrons gained about 50% of their energy from the immediate upstream to the EDR. Crescent electron distributions were seen at the boundary of the EDR, while highly curved magnetic field lines inside the EDR may have gyrotropized the electrons. The EDR was characterized by a parallel current that was carried by antiparallel drifting electrons that were probably accelerated by a parallel electric field along the guide field. These results reveal the essential electron physics of the EDR and provide a significant example of an EDR in symmetric reconnection with a weak guide field.

  • 830.
    Zhou, M.
    et al.
    Nanchang Univ, Inst Space Sci & Technol, Nanchang 330031, Jiangxi, Peoples R China.;Nanchang Univ, Sch Environm & Chem Engn, Minist Educ, Key Lab Poyang Lake Environm & Resource Utilizat, Nanchang 330031, Jiangxi, Peoples R China..
    Huang, J.
    Nanchang Univ, Inst Space Sci & Technol, Nanchang 330031, Jiangxi, Peoples R China.;Nanchang Univ, Sch Sci, Dept Phys, Nanchang 330031, Jiangxi, Peoples R China..
    Man, H. Y.
    Nanchang Univ, Inst Space Sci & Technol, Nanchang 330031, Jiangxi, Peoples R China.;Nanchang Univ, Sch Sci, Dept Phys, Nanchang 330031, Jiangxi, Peoples R China..
    Deng, X. H.
    Nanchang Univ, Inst Space Sci & Technol, Nanchang 330031, Jiangxi, Peoples R China..
    Zhong, Z. H.
    Nanchang Univ, Inst Space Sci & Technol, Nanchang 330031, Jiangxi, Peoples R China.;Nanchang Univ, Sch Resources Environm & Chem Engn, Nanchang 330031, Jiangxi, Peoples R China..
    Russell, C. T.
    Univ Calif Los Angeles, Dept Earth Planetary & Space Sci, Los Angeles, CA USA..
    Paterson, W. R.
    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA..
    Giles, B. L.
    NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA..
    Lindqvist, Per-Arne
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Space and Plasma Physics. Royal Inst Technol, SE-75121 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Khotyaintsev, Y. , V
    Burch, J. L.
    Southwest Res Inst, San Antonio, TX 78238 USA..
    Electron-scale Vertical Current Sheets in a Bursty Bulk Flow in the Terrestrial Magnetotail2019In: Astrophysical Journal Letters, ISSN 2041-8205, E-ISSN 2041-8213, Vol. 872, no 2, article id L26Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report Magnetospheric Multiscale observations of multiple vertical current sheets (CSs) in a bursty bulk flow in the near-Earth magnetotail. Two of the CSs were fine structures of a dipolarization front (DF) at the leading edge of the flow. The other CSs were a few Earth radii tailward of the DF; that is, in the wake of the DF. Some of these vertical CSs were a few electron inertial lengths thick and were converting energy from magnetic field to plasma. The currents of the CSs in the DF wake were carried by electrons that formed flow shear layers. These electron-scale CSs were probably formed during the turbulent evolution of the bursty bulk flow and are important for energy conversion associated with fast flows.

  • 831.
    Zumalacarregui, Miguel
    et al.
    KTH, Centres, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics NORDITA.
    Bellini, Emilio
    Sawicki, Ignacy
    Lesgourgues, Julien
    Ferreira, Pedro G.
    hi_class: Horndeski in the Cosmic Linear Anisotropy Solving System2017In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, ISSN 1475-7516, E-ISSN 1475-7516, no 8, article id 019Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We present the public version of hi cl a ss (www . hiclass-code . net), an extension of the Boltzmann code CLASS to a broad ensemble of modifications to general relativity. In particular, hi cl a ss can calculate predictions for models based on Horndeski's theory, which is the most general scalar-tensor theory described by second-order equations of motion and encompasses any perfect-fluid dark energy, quintessence, Brans-Dicke, f( R) and covariant Galileon models. hi-class has been thoroughly tested and can be readily used to understand the impact of alternative theories of gravity on linear structure formation as well as for cosmological parameter extraction.

  • 832. Řípa, J.
    et al.
    Mészáros, A.
    Ryde, Felix
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics.
    Cosmological effects on the observed flux and fluence distributions of gamma-ray bursts2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Several claims have been put forward that an essential fraction of long-duration BATSE gamma-ray bursts should lie at redshifts larger than 5. This point-of-view follows from the natural assumption that fainter objects should, on average, lie at larger redshifts. However, redshifts larger than 5 are rare for bursts observed by Swift. The purpose of this article is to show that the most distant bursts in general need not be the faintest ones. We derive the cosmological relationships between the observed and emitted quantities, and arrive at a prediction that is tested on the ensembles of BATSE, Swift and Fermi bursts. This analysis is independent on the assumed cosmology, on the observational biases, as well as on any gamma-ray burst model. We arrive to the conclusion that apparently fainter bursts need not, in general, lie at large redshifts. Such a behaviour is possible, when the luminosities (or emitted energies) in a sample of bursts increase more than the dimming of the observed values with redshift. In such a case dP(z)/dz > 0 can hold, where P(z) is either the peak-flux or the fluence. This also means that the hundreds of faint, long-duration BATSE bursts need not lie at high redshifts, and that the observed redshift distribution of long Swift bursts might actually represent the actual distribution.

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