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Mass Of The Lightest Higgs Boson In The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model With An Additional Singlet, Tonnis Ter Veldhuis Sep 1992

Mass Of The Lightest Higgs Boson In The Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model With An Additional Singlet, Tonnis Ter Veldhuis

Tonnis ter Veldhuis

No abstract provided.


Work-Function Anisotropies As An Origin Of Long-Range Surface Forces, Nancy Burnham, R Colton, H Pollock Jul 1992

Work-Function Anisotropies As An Origin Of Long-Range Surface Forces, Nancy Burnham, R Colton, H Pollock

Nancy A. Burnham

Unusual effects noticed in previous force microscopy data are explained by a model based on work-function anisotropies and their associated patch charges. Measurable forces between macroscopic bodies can be due to the interaction of patch charges, with important consequences in the fields of surface forces, contact mechanics, adhesion, Schottky barriers, and the surface properties of insulators.


The Elastic Moduli Of A Sheet Containing Circular Holes, Anthony Day, K. Snyder, E. Garboczi, M. Thorpe Jun 1992

The Elastic Moduli Of A Sheet Containing Circular Holes, Anthony Day, K. Snyder, E. Garboczi, M. Thorpe

Anthony Roy Day

We apply computer simulation techniques to obtain the clastic moduli of a matrix containing circular holes. As the area fraction of holes increases, the Young's modulus of the composite decreases from E0 until it eventually vanishes at the percolation threshold. We study three distinct geometries: (a) periodically centered circular holes on a honeycomb lattice, (b) periodically centered circular holes on a triangular lattice, and (c) randomly centered circular holes. All three cases have the same dilute limit that can be calculated exactly. By examining the narrow necks between adjacent circles, we have calculated the critical behavior for the regular ...


Quark-Antiquark Condensates In Strong Magnetic Fields, Alec Schramm, Berndt Muller, Stefan Schramm Apr 1992

Quark-Antiquark Condensates In Strong Magnetic Fields, Alec Schramm, Berndt Muller, Stefan Schramm

Alec J Schramm

We discuss the effect of large external magnetic fields on the QCD vacuum structure. We show that the deformed vacuum leads to substantial changes in the hadronic spectrum.


W Boson Condensation In P-P Collisions?, Alec Schramm, Stefan Schramm, Berndt Muller Feb 1992

W Boson Condensation In P-P Collisions?, Alec Schramm, Stefan Schramm, Berndt Muller

Alec J Schramm

We address the question of whether W+/- boson condensation can occur in high-energy collisions.


Displacement, Velocity, And Frames Of Reference: Phenomenographic Studies Of Students’ Understanding And Some Implications For Teaching And Assessment, John Bowden, Gloria Dall'alba, Elaine Martin, D Laurillard, Ference Marton, Geoff Masters, Paul Ramsden, Andrew Stephanou, E Walsh Dec 1991

Displacement, Velocity, And Frames Of Reference: Phenomenographic Studies Of Students’ Understanding And Some Implications For Teaching And Assessment, John Bowden, Gloria Dall'alba, Elaine Martin, D Laurillard, Ference Marton, Geoff Masters, Paul Ramsden, Andrew Stephanou, E Walsh

Prof Geoff Masters AO

Student understanding of fundamental concepts in kinematics has been explored using the phenomenographic research method. University and high schoolphysics students were interviewed and their understandings of displacement, velocity, and frames of reference have been analyzed in particular problem contexts. Descriptions of the different ways students understand the concepts have been developed and relations between the different levels of understanding have been identified. The data highlight the contextual nature of learning and the need for teachers to focus on the nature of student understanding in specific contexts using questions that require qualitative explanation by students. In particular, it is demonstrated that ...