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BABAR, the detector for the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric eþe B Factory operating at the Uð4SÞ resonance, was designed to allow comprehensive studies of CP-violation in B-meson decays. Charged particle tracks are measured in a multi-layer silicon vertex tracker surrounded by a cylindrical wire drift chamber. Electromagnetic showers from electrons and photons are(More)
The ABCD3TA is a 128-channel ASIC with binary architecture for the readout of silicon strip particle detectors in the Semiconductor Tracker of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The chip comprises fast front-end and amplitude discriminator circuits using bipolar devices, a binary pipeline for first level trigger latency, a second level(More)
General-purpose commercial disk-based database systems, though widely employed in practice, have failed to meet the performance requirements of applications requiring short, predictable response times, and extremely high throughput rates. Main memory is the only technology capable of these characteristics. DataBlitz is a main-memory storage manager product(More)
— Decentralized governance of water resources is a centerpiece of Mexico’s neoliberal reform strategy. We analyze decentralization based on urban/rural case studies in distinct geographical regions to ascertain whether it is linked to more efficient water management or sustainable use of water resources, and to examine its development implications. We(More)
Hospitals were the first providers to experience the change in Medicare reimbursement from a cost basis to the prospective payment system (PPS). In the 1980s, this switch was accomplished through the development of diagnosis-related groups, a unique formula for Medicare reimbursement of inpatient hospital services. During that time, the concern was that,(More)
This paper reviews regional climate knowledge and vulnerability in the northern Mexico San Pedro River Basin, with a focus on water quality, quantity, and management issues on the Mexican side of the border. A discussion based on the available literature is supplemented by a survey assessing concerns about water and the quality and usability of climate and(More)
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 mandated implementation of the prospective payment system for determining Medicare payments to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and home health agencies (HHAs). This study assessed the preliminary impact of the changes in reimbursement policy on hospitals, nursing homes, and home health agencies in the United States and the(More)
This article presents ongoing efforts to understand interactions between the North American monsoon and society in order to develop applications for monsoon research in a highly complex, multicultural, and binational region. The North American monsoon is an annual precipitation regime that begins in early June in Mexico and progresses northward to the(More)
Please cite this article in press as: Pershenkov VS et al. Mechanism of anomalous recovery in advanced SiGe bipolar transistors after low dose ra diation for very high total doses. Microelectron Reliab (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.microrel.2014.04.009 V.S. Pershenkov , M. Ullán b,⇑, M. Wilder , H. Spieler , E. Spencer , S. Rescia , F.M. Newcomer , F.(More)