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It has been estimated that between 2% and 4% of the general adult population has radiographic evidence of an ossification of the stylohyoid chain. In an effort to prove that this is also the case in children and adolescents, 150 panoramic radiographs were examined at the Department of Pedodontics of St. Justine's Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A(More)
We have tested a new kind of Fabry-Perot long-baseline optical resonator proposed to reduce the thermal noise sensitivity of gravitational wave interferometric detectors--the "mesa beam" cavity--whose flat top beam shape is achieved by means of an aspherical end mirror. We present the fundamental mode intensity pattern for this cavity and its distortion due(More)
The radiopacity of glass ionomer dental materials is quite variable. The use of a poorly radiopaque material as a base under other restorative materials can mislead the dentist to a diagnosis of recurrent decay. This study investigates the radiopacity of these materials and proposes a minimal radiopacity under which a material should not be used as a base(More)
Large mirrors (ø350 mm) having extremely low optical loss (absorption, scattering, wavefront) were coated for the VIRGO interferometer. The new generation of mirrors needs to have a better wavefront and lower mechanical loss. To improve the component wavefront, the corrective coating technique was used. By doping the tantalum pentoxide layers, we improved,(More)
The formation of cryptophane-A (C1) and the deuterated cryptophanes C2-C6 from their respective precursors P1-P6 in a mass spectrometer ion-source was evidenced by liquid secondary ion mass spectrometry (LSIMS). Mass-analyzed ion kinetic energy experiments performed on the precursor molecular ions suggested that cryptophane formation occurred mainly in the(More)
The first on-line laser spectroscopy of cooled fission fragments is reported. The r ions, produced in uranium fission, were extracted and separated using an ion guide isotope separator. The ions were cooled and bunched for collinear laser spectroscopy by a gas-filled linear Paul trap. New results for nuclear mean-square charge radii, dipole, and quadrupole(More)
A new method has been developed for increasing the sensitivity of collinear laser spectroscopy. The method utilizes an ion-trapping technique in which a continuous low-energy ion beam is cooled and accumulated in a linear Paul trap and subsequently released as a short (10-20 micros) bunch. In collinear laser measurements the signal-to-noise ratio has been(More)
We report the first confirmation of the predicted inversion between the pi2p3/2 and pi1f5/2 nuclear states in the nu(g)9/2 midshell. This was achieved at the ISOLDE facility, by using a combination of in-source laser spectroscopy and collinear laser spectroscopy on the ground states of 71,73,75Cu, which measured the nuclear spin and magnetic moments. The(More)