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[en] In this paper, we propose a stochastic Cellular Automata (CA) model to study traffic flow at a single-lane urban roundabout (resp. traffic circle) of N entry points (resp. exit points), the entry points are controlled by rates α_1 and α_2 while the removal rates from the exit points are denoted by β. The traffic is controlled by a self-organized scheme. Based on computer simulation, density profiles, global density and current are calculated in terms of rates. Furthermore, the phase diagrams for roundabout as well as traffic circle are constructed. It has turned out that the phase diagrams consist essentially of two phases namely free flow and jamming. It is noted that the typology of the phase diagrams of the roundabout is not similar to it in the traffic circle. Furthermore, we have compared the performance of the two systems in terms of the geometrical properties and the number of entry points. - Highlights: • Simulations are conducted to study traffic flow at a single-lane urban roundabout as well as traffic circle. • Phase diagrams for roundabout as well as traffic circle are constructed. • The performance of the two systems are compared in terms of the geometrical properties and the number of entry points
[en] Using mean-field theory, we have studied the effect of quantum transverse anisotropies with RKKY interaction on the multi-layer transition and magnetic properties of the spin-1 Blume—Capel model of a system formed by two magnetic multi-layer materials, of different thicknesses, separated by a non-magnetic spacer of thickness M. It is found that the multilayer magnetic order—disorder transition temperature depends strongly on the value of the transverse anisotropy. The multilayer transition temperature decreases when increasing the transverse anisotropy. Furthermore, there exists a critical quantum transverse anisotropy ΔxL beyond which the separate transitions occur in the two magnetic layers. The critical transverse anisotropy ΔxL decreases (increases) on increasing the non-magnetic spacer of thickness M (on increasing the crystal field), and ΔxL undergoes oscillations as a function of the Fermi level. (condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties)
[en] Quantum key distribution based on encoding in three-dimensional systems in the presence of several eavesdroppers is proposed. This extends the BB84 protocol in the presence of many eavesdroppers where two-level quantum systems (qubits) are replaced by three-level systems (qutrits). We discuss the scenarios involving two, three and four complementary bases. We derive the explicit form of Alice and Bob mutual information and the information gained by each eavesdropper. In particular, we show that, in the presence of only one eavesdropper, the protocol involving four bases is safer than the other ones. However, for two eavesdroppers, the security is strongly dependent on the attack probabilities. The effect of a large number of eavesdroppers is also investigated.
[en] The control of vehicles in urban traffic is a requirement to maximize the flow and to ensure the safety of traffic. Using the cellular automata Nagel–Schreckenberg (NaSch) model within a parallel dynamic update, we studied the effect of the intersection of two symmetrical roads, with typical periodic boundary conditions. It is found that the fundamental diagram depends strongly on the probability P of priority and the probability P1 of changing the road at the intersection. Beside the free flow, the platoon and the jamming phases, the fundamental diagram exhibits a fourth new phase occurring for any value of P ≠ 0.5, which disappears gradually as one increases the probability P, and disappears completely for P = 0.5. The effects of the braking probability Pb on the fundamental diagram and space time structures are also computed for different values of maximal velocities. (papers)
[en] The perovskite type oxide SrHfO had a huge scientist interest for the past few years thanks to its properties, which allowed it to be applied in different area, in our case we focused on the photovoltaic field application and it is known that this technology has been based on the use of semiconductors with a specific gap value since its birth, which indicates that the gap value is an important element who influences on the efficiency of panels. The aim of our work is based on reducing the gap value by applying different percentage of doping SrHfOS (x = 0%, 8% and 16%) and the determination of electronic and optical properties of all percentage of S using density functional theory (DFT). As a result we reduced the gap value from 5.60 eV corresponding to 0% of S to 2.09 eV corresponding to 16% of S and the band gap is changed from an indirect band gap equivalent to 0% of S to a direct band gap for 8% and 16% of S.
[en] According to first-principles density functional calculations, we have investigated the magnetic properties of Mn-doped GaN with defects, Ga1−x−yVGxMny N1−z−tVNzOt with Mn substituted at Ga sites, nitrogen vacancies VN, gallium vacancies VG and oxygen substituted at nitrogen sites. The magnetic interaction in Mn-doped GaN favours the ferromagnetic coupling via the double exchange mechanism. The ground state is found to be well described by a model based on a Mn3+−d5 in a high spin state coupled via a double exchange to a partially delocalized hole accommodated in the 2p states of neighbouring nitrogen ions. The effect of defects on ferromagnetic coupling is investigated. It is found that in the presence of donor defects, such as oxygen substituted at nitrogen sites, nitrogen vacancy antiferromagnetic interactions appear, while in the case of Ga vacancies, the interactions remain ferromagnetic; in the case of acceptor defects like Mg and Zn codoping, ferromagnetism is stabilized. The formation energies of these defects are computed. Furthermore, the half-metallic behaviours appear in some studied compounds. (condensed matter: structural, mechanical, and thermal properties)
[en] Using Monte Carlo simulations, magnetic properties of the ferromagnetic nanoparticles of Ising spin-1 are investigated in the framework of the Ising model. The system is considered to have a Rubik’s cube structure composed of nanocubes having an equivalent exchange coupling, while, between adjacent nanocubes, the exchange coupling is assumed to vary. Both size effects and system parameters’ influence on phase diagrams of the nanosystem are studied. Thus, the magnetic properties of the system such as the critical temperature, the magnetization, and the coercive field are computed.
[en] The first-principles density functional calculation is used to investigate the electronic structures and magnetic properties of Mn-doped and N-co-doped ZnO nanofilms. The band structure calculation shows that the band gaps of ZnO films with 2, 4, and 6 layers are larger than the band gap of the bulk with wurtzite structure and decrease with the increase of film thickness. However, the four-layer ZnO nanofilms exhibit ferromagnetic phases for Mn concentrations less than 24% and 12% for Mn-doping performed in the whole layers and two layers of the film respectively, while they exhibit spin glass phases for higher Mn concentrations. It is also found, on the one hand, that the spin glass phase turns into the ferromagnetic one, with the substitution of nitrogen atoms for oxygen atoms, for nitrogen concentrations higher than 16% and 5% for Mn-doping performed in the whole layers and two layers of the film respectively. On the other hand, the spin-glass state is more stable for ZnO bulk containing 5% of Mn impurities, while the ferromagnetic phase is stable by introducing the p-type carriers into the bulk system. Moreover, it is shown that using the effective field theory for ferromagnetic system, the Curie temperature is close to the room temperature for the undamped Ruderman—Kittel—Kasuya—Yoshida (RKKY) interaction
[en] In this paper, we used the ab-initio calculations, based on the Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker (KKR) method combined with the coherent potential approximation (CPA), to simulate the magnetic properties of ZnO, doped and co-doped with manganese and carbon, respectively. For this purpose, we have used two different approximations: the Local Density Approximation (LDA) and the Local Density Approximation-Self-Interaction Correction (LDA-SIC). Numerical results are presented for the compound Zn1 − 0.06Mn0.06O1−xCx when doping and co-doping is performed with Mn and C as doping elements. Total and partial DOSs are given for different concentrations using the two approximations, LDA and LDA-SIC. It is found that for 6% with doping by Mn the system becomes magnetic. The co-doping with carbon changes the behavior of the system : it becomes also magnetic for 4, 6 and 10% concentrations within both, LDA and LDA-SIC approximations. Furthermore, we have discussed the type of mechanism of exchange interaction and found that the double exchange is responsible for the appearing magnetism in the system, within the LDA and p-d interaction for LDA-SIC approximation. For 10% of carbon, we have found that the critical temperature approaches 280 K in the LDA approximation solely; and is about 305 K in the LDA-SIC approximation.
[en] Highlights: • We have studied the magnetocaloric effect of the metallic antiperovskite compound Mn3GaC. • We used the ab-initio calculations, the Monte Carlo simulations and mean field theory. • A second-order ferromagnetic-paramagnetic phase transition about TC ∼ 249 K. • The magnetic moment and the exchange coupling interactions are calculated. - Abstract: The structural, electronic, magnetic, and magnetocaloric properties of the metallic antiperovskite compound Mn3GaC were investigated using several theoretical methods such as: First principle calculations, Monte Carlo simulations and mean field theory. The metallic antiperovskite compound Mn3GaC exhibits a second-order ferromagnetic-paramagnetic phase transition around TC = 249 K. Using the first principle calculations, the magnetic moment and the exchange coupling interactions values are 1.37 μB and J1 = 35.78meV, J2 = 40.16meV, respectively. The total magnetization, the susceptibility and the specific heat of this compound are calculated. The critical temperature obtained is in good agreement with the experimental results. Obviously, the large MCE with no hysteresis loss is obtained around TC. The maximum values of the magnetic entropy change (ΔSmag), adiabatic temperature change (ΔTad) and the relative cooling power (RCP) are 13.41 J/kg.K, 15.96 K, 748 J/kg respectively, under applied an external magnetic field of h = 5.0 T.