Thomas D Gutierrez

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Opiate dependence in laboratory animals is commonly induced by two methods: (1) subcutaneous (s.c.) insertion of morphine pellets, and (2) daily injections of increasing doses of opiates. While both of these methods reliably induce opiate dependence, they do not allow one to discontinue, and subsequently reestablish steady state opiate plasma levels with(More)
We report the final result of the CUORICINO experiment. Operated between 2003 and 2008, with a total exposure of 19.75 kg. y of 130 Te, CUORICINO was able to set a lower bound on the 130 Te 0mbb half-life of 2.8 x 10 24 years at 90% C.L. The limit here reported includes the effects of systematic uncertainties that are examined in detail in the paper. The(More)
Leading charm hadrons produced in hadron-nucleus interactions cannot be adequately described within the parton fusion model. Recent results on charm baryon production in Σ − A interactions at 330 GeV with the WA89 detector disagree with fusion predictions. Intrinsic heavy quark pairs in the Σ − (dds) wavefunction provide a simple mechanism for producing(More)
Third generation LIGO detectors will be limited by thermal noise at a low frequency band where gravitational wave signals are expected to exist. A large contribution to thermal noise is caused by internal friction of the mirror and suspension elements. In order to meet the quantum mechanical sensitivity limits of the detector, it will be necessary to(More)
This project enumerates methods utilizing discretized centered-difference approximations on the second order differential equation for quantum particles known as Schrödinger's Equation. An eigenvalue-eigenfunction scheme is developed to sieve for valid solutions to The Time Independent Schrödinger Equation. Additionally the Crank-Nicolson method is applied(More)
This senior project will provide the reader with a brief background about neutrinos, neutrino-less double beta decay, and the CUORE experiment being constructed in the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Assergi, Italy. The remainder of the paper will follow my experience working as an undergraduate researcher at the laboratory during the summer of 2012. It(More)