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The latest neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) experiment has been collecting data at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, since 1996. It uses an atomic-mercury magnetometer to compensate for the magnetic field fluctuations that were the principal source of systematic errors in previous experiments. The first results, in combination with the(More)
This study investigated the perceptual adjustments that occur when listeners recognize highly compressed speech. In Experiment 1, adjustment was examined as a function of the amount of exposure to compressed speech by use of 2 different speakers and compression rates. The results demonstrated that adjustment takes place over a number of sentences, depending(More)
An experimental search for an electric-dipole moment (EDM) of the neutron has been carried out at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble. Spurious signals from magnetic-field fluctuations were reduced to insignificance by the use of a cohabiting atomic-mercury magnetometer. Systematic uncertainties, including geometric-phase-induced false EDMs, have(More)
The submarine hydrothermal activity on and near the Galápagos Rift has been explored with the aid of the deep submersible Alvin. Analyses of water samples from hydrothermal vents reveal that hydrothermal activity provides significant or dominant sources and sinks for several components of seawater; studies of conductive and convective heat transfer suggest(More)
— A 0.9 to 1.5 kW, 2.45 GHz atmospheric pressure air microwave plasma torch has been operated efficiently with less than 1 % reflected power. The plasma is sustained in a 28 mm internal diameter fused quartz tube which penetrates perpendicularly through the wide walls of a tapered and shorted WR-284 (72 x 17 mm cross-section) waveguide. A study has been(More)
An experimental search for an electric dipole moment (EDM) of the neutron has been carried out at the Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble. Spurious signals from magnetic-field fluctuations were reduced to insignificance by the use of a cohabiting atomic-mercury magnetometer. Systematic uncertainties, including geometric-phase-induced false EDMs, have been(More)
Both high sensitivity and good measurement accuracy are required in a metals continuous emissions monitor in order for it to be acceptable for compliance monitoring. An atmospheric plasma sustained by microwaves with an attached source of a calibrated trace metals aerosol has been shown to be capable of achieving both of these requirements. The microwave(More)
A 1.5 kW, 2.45 GHz microwave sustained plasma in a flowing sample of stack exhaust gas has been shown in recent DOE/EPA testing to be an accurate monitor of trace hazardous metals (in the part per billion range) such as lead, chromium, and beryllium. Optical-UV spectroscopic studies are being carried out to better understand this particular atmospheric(More)
Theories are developed to evaluate Larmor frequency shifts, derived from geometric phases, in experiments to measure electric dipole moments (EDM's) of trapped, atoms, molecules, and neutrons. A part of these shifts is proportional to the applied electric field and can be interpreted falsely as an electric dipole moment. A comparison is made between our(More)