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Forward–backward semiclassical dynamics ͑FBSD͒ methods are emerging as a practical way of simulating dynamical processes in large quantum systems. In this paper we develop a pair-product approximation to the coherent state density. This form is accurate at low temperatures, enhancing significantly the convergence of Monte Carlo methods and thus allowing the(More)
We introduce an untethered interface that eliminates the annoyance of wires etc. by using air-jets to establish force feedback. Attendees experience interaction with a virtual object that responds to being "touched". The sense of touch is provided by air-jets while visual clues are provided by a projection-based stereo display.
Albumin (Alb) is mixture of reduced and oxidized forms. It is physiologically significant to determine Alb(red)%, which is the proportion of reduced Alb in the sum of Alb. However, reduced Alb in both blood and plasma samples is easily converted to oxidized Alb. Accordingly, the stabilization of Alb in samples is necessary to determine precise Alb(red)%(More)
We use quantum-correction factors to calculate approximately the quantum velocity time-correlation function (TCF) of supercritical Lennard-Jones argon from the classical TCF. We find that for this quite classical system, several different quantum-correction schemes yield essentially identical results for the real and imaginary parts of the quantum TCF, and(More)
A rigorous derivation of the macroscopic governing equations for convective flow in a nanofluid saturated metal foam has been conducted using the volume averaging theory originally developed for analyzing heat and fluid flow in porous media. The nanoparticle conservation equation at a pore scale based on the Buongiorno model has been integrated over a local(More)
We use the pair-product approximation to the complex-time quantum mechanical propagator to obtain accurate quantum mechanical results for the symmetrized velocity autocorrelation function of a Lennard-Jones fluid at two points on the thermodynamic phase diagram. A variety of tests are performed to determine the accuracy of the method and understand its(More)
The formation of a superfluid when (4)He is cooled below the characteristic lambda transition temperature is accompanied by intricate quantum mechanical phenomena, including the emergence of a Bose condensate. A combination of path integral and semiclassical techniques is used to calculate the single-particle velocity autocorrelation function across the(More)
This paper discusses a conference state estimation method that uses only biosignal processing; linguistic understanding is avoided. In conventional dialogue communication research, the physiological characteristic of "entrainment" between the participants has been already reported. We extend "entrainment" to introduce the concept of "resonance" to grasp the(More)