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We report results of air monitoring started due to the recent natural catastrophe on 11 March 2011 in Japan and the severe ensuing damage to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor complex. On 17-18 March 2011, we registered the first arrival of the airborne fission products (131)I, (132)I, (132)Te, (134)Cs, and (137)Cs in Seattle, WA, USA, by identifying(More)
The TOTEM collaboration has measured the proton-proton total cross section at √s=8 TeV using a luminosity-independent method. In LHC fills with dedicated beam optics, the Roman pots have been inserted very close to the beam allowing the detection of ~90% of the nuclear elastic scattering events. Simultaneously the inelastic scattering rate has been measured(More)
Intense femtosecond laser excitation can produce transient states of matter that would otherwise be inaccessible to laboratory investigation. At high excitation densities, the interatomic forces that bind solids and determine many of their properties can be substantially altered. Here, we present the detailed mapping of the carrier density-dependent(More)
G. Anelli, A. Aurola, V. Avati, V. Berardi, U. Bottigli, M. Bozzo, E. Brücken, A. Buzzo, M. Calicchio, F. Capurro, M.G. Catanesi, M.A. Ciocci, S. Cuneo, C. Da Vià, M. Deile, E. Dimovasili, K. Eggert, M. Eräluoto, F. Ferro, A. Giachero, J. Hasi, F. Haug, J. Heino, T. Hilden, P. Jarron, J. Kalliopuska, J. Kašpar, A. Kok, V. Kundrát, K. Kurvinen, S. Lami, J.(More)
Our phenomenological investigation of high energy and ̅ elastic scattering and study of the gauged Gell-Mann-Levy linear -model using path-integral formalism have led us to a physical picture of the proton structure. Namely, proton is a Condensate Enclosed Chiral Bag. Based on this picture, our prediction of elastic scattering at c.m. energy 7 TeV is(More)
The first double diffractive cross-section measurement in the very forward region has been carried out by the TOTEM experiment at the LHC with a center-of-mass energy of sqrt[s]=7  TeV. By utilizing the very forward TOTEM tracking detectors T1 and T2, which extend up to |η|=6.5, a clean sample of double diffractive pp events was extracted. From these(More)
Improved and new steady periodic heat flow methods for the direct measurement of the thermal diffusivity of carbons and graphites at very high temperatures have been developed. Their main features are techniques that overcome the difficulties arising from the radiative environment with thermal conductance much greater than that of the material under(More)
We recommend the critical evaluation of a large-scale neutrino detector using liquid scintillating (LS) oil as the target and detection medium. A large LS detector at DUSEL (Lead South, Dakota) provides a complimentary tool for long-baseline neutrino studies with a GeV neutrino beam from Fermilab, and extends the research capabilities of this facility to(More)