This study reviews seismograms from 10 rock-fall events recorded between 1992 and 2001 by the permanent seismological network Sismalp in the French Alps. A new seismic magnitude scale was defined, which allowed us to compare and classify ground-motion vibrations generated by these Alpine rock-falls. Each rock-fall has also been characterized by its… (More)
Logic trees are widely used in probabilistic seismic hazard analysis as a tool to capture the epistemic uncertainty associated with the seismogenic sources and the ground-motion prediction models used in estimating the hazard. Combining two or more ground-motion relations within a logic tree will generally require several conversions to be made, because… (More)
This paper presents the overall procedure followed in order to assemble the most recent pan-European strong-motion databank: Reference Database for Seismic Ground-Motion in Europe (RESORCE). RESORCE is one of the by-products of the SIGMA (SeIsmic Ground Motion Assessment; projet-sigma.com) project. RESORCE is intended to be a single integrated… (More)
Construction of large molecules that are amenable to design and functionalization is of primary current interest as it represents an important step in the achievement of molecular complexity. 1-8 We believe that large porous molecules serve as intriguing initial objects in this direction since the openings to their voids may be useful in regulating the… (More)
7 This article presents comparisons among the five ground-motion models described in other articles 8 within this special issue, in terms of data selection criteria, characteristics of the models and predicted 9 peak ground and response spectral accelerations. Comparisons are also made with predictions from the 10 Next Generation Attenuation (NGA) models to… (More)
SUMMARY: A few ground-motion prediction models have been published in the last years, for predicting ground motions produced by interface and intraslab earthquakes. When one must carry out a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis in a region including a subduction zone, GMPEs must be selected to feed a logic tree. In the present study, the aim is to identify… (More)
The title complex, [Nb(C(7)H(12)N(3))(4)]PF(6), features chelating hpp anions (hpp is 1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-2H-pyrimido[1,2-a]pyrim-idine) that define a distorted dodeca-hedral coordination geometry based on an N(8) donor set. The Nb atom is situated on a site of symmetry , and the PF(6) (-) anion has crystallographic fourfold symmetry.
We report a class of molecules with extremely low ionization enthalpies, one member of which has been determined to have a gas-phase ionization energy (onset, 3.51 electron volts) lower than that of the cesium atom (which has the lowest gas-phase ionization energy of the elements) or of any other known closed-shell molecule or neutral transient species… (More)