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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)
Over the past decade, the origin of the first Malayo-Polynesian settlers of the island Pacific has become a contentious issue in molecular anthropology as well as in archaeology and historical linguistics. Whether the descendants of the ancestral Malayo-Polynesian speakers moved rapidly through Indonesia and Island Melanesia in a few hundred years, or(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)
European hares (Lepus europaeus) are grazers and open grassland specialists that are replaced in mountain areas of their natural range in the northern hemisphere by browsing/intermediate feeding mountain hares (Lepus timidus), but in their introduced range in the southern hemisphere, occupy the alpine zone. We used micro-histological identification of plant(More)
A simplified stochastic model for the fiber structure of paper is introduced. The packing density and optical thickness of the fiber network are derived analytically, and their dependence on fiber characteristics can be seen. We undertake a Monte Carlo simulation of light scattering that is based on geometrical optics, using a realization of the model,(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)