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[en] This article presents a compact ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna for wireless dongle devices. The printed monopole antenna, with the size of 15 mm × 30 mm, has an impedance bandwidth ranges from 2.9 to 13 GHz. The proposed structure comprises of a hexagonal radiator fed by a microstrip line with a modified ground plane. Such a design can be easily integrated with wireless universal serial bus (USB) devices. Having stable radiation patterns and constant gain within the UWB spectrum are significant characteristics of this antenna. The time domain studies on the designed antenna indicate reduced ringing effect for impulse excitation across the band of interest.
[en] It is only recently, and particularly with the quantum Hall effect and the development of nanoelectronics, that impedances on the scale of molecules, atoms and single electrons have gained attention. In what follows the possibility that characteristic impedances might be defined for the photon and the single free electron is explored is some detail, the premise being that the concepts of electrical and mechanical impedances are relevant to the elementary particle. The scale invariant quantum Hall impedance is pivotal in this exploration, as is the two body problem and Mach's principle.
[en] Structural features that enhance Li mobility in fast ion conductors with perovskite (Li3xLa2/3-xTiO3 series) and Nasicon structure (Li1+xTi2-xAlx (PO4)3 series) have been investigated. From the analysis of quadrupolar interactions, the local symmetry and exchange processes between structural sites occupied by lithium have been deduced to investigate local motions of lithium in conduction paths of analyzed compounds. The study of spin-lattice (T1) and spin-spin (T2) relaxation times made possible the analysis of the temperature dependence of Li residence times at structural sites. The comparison of these values with those deduced from conductivity (ac and dc-measurements) allowed the study of Li-motion mechanisms. The onset of long range motions requires the analysis of low frequency measurements (T2 relaxation and dc-conductivity). The non- Arrhenius behaviour, often observed in fast ion conductors, has been ascribed to order/disorder transitions. At increasing temperatures, Li motions become less correlated, producing the decrement of activation energy. In analyzed compounds, a direct measurement of diffusion coefficients has been obtained from NMR experiments performed with the pulse field gradient (PFG) technique. Finally, it is emphasized the importance of the vacancy percolation in conductivity processes. (Author)
[en] The extroversion or hyperextension of elbow joint cause disorders of elbow joint in throwing a baseball. A method, which is easy handling and to measure motion objectively, can be useful for evaluation of throwing motion. We investigated a possibility of motion discrimination of throwing a baseball using electrical impedance method. The parameters of frequency characteristics (Cole-Cole arc) of forearm electrical impedance were measured during four types of throwing a baseball. Multiple discriminant analysis was used and the independent variables were change ratios of 11 parameters of forearm electrical impedance. As results of 120 data with four types of throwing motion in three subjects, hitting ratio was very high and 95.8%. We can expect to discriminate throwing a baseball using multiple discriminant analysis of impedance parameters.
[en] Complete text of publication follows. The results of the investigations in the shock compressibility of materials on the 'Luch' facility are presented. The experiments have been performed with impedance mismatch technique applying. The output non-uniformity of the shocks achieved < 10 ps and inaccuracy of their velocity measuring < 3%. The pressures to 30 Mbars were developed in lead and till 50 Mbars with applying of the special-constructed targets for hydrodynamic pressure increasing. Results on the materials shock compressibility have been obtained that accord well with the test results shown on hydrodynamic stands. The work was performed in part under the sponsorship of the RFFI (grants No. 09-02-12157-ofi-m and No. 09-02-97089-r povolzh'ye-a), and grant of the President of the RF to leading scientific schools No. 65192.2010.2.
[en] Electrical impedance myography (EIM) provides a non-invasive approach for quantifying the severity of neuromuscular disease. Here we determine how well EIM data correlates to functional and ultrasound (US) measures of disease in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and healthy subjects. Thirteen healthy boys, aged 2–12 years and 14 boys with DMD aged 4–12 years underwent both EIM and US measurements of deltoid, biceps, wrist flexors, quadriceps, tibialis anterior, and medial gastrocnemius. EIM measurements were performed with a custom-designed probe using a commercial multifrequency bioimpedance device. US luminosity data were quantified using a gray-scale analysis approach. Children also underwent the 6-minute walk test, timed tests and strength measurements. EIM and US data were combined across muscles. EIM 50 kHz phase was able to discriminate DMD children from healthy subjects with 98% accuracy. In the DMD patients, average EIM phase measurements also correlated well with standard functional measures. For example the 50 kHz phase correlated with the Northstar Ambulatory Assessment test (R = 0.83, p = 0.02). EIM 50 kHz phase and US correlated as well, with R = −0.79 (p < 0.001). These results show that EIM provides valuable objective measures Duchenne muscular dystrophy severity.
[en] We find general formulas for Thévenin equivalents (equivalent voltage and equivalent impedance) for inhomogeneous ladder networks of generators defined as a voltage source and an impedance in series. In the projective matrix representation, this is accomplished by adopting a special decomposition of a 3 × 3 transfer matrix which transforms a product of transfer matrices to a product of diagonal matrices up to a prefactor and a postfactor. In particular, we calculate Thévenin equivalents in a closed form for two ladder networks of generators with a periodic transfer matrix of period 1 (tapered ladder network) and period 2. (paper)
[en] Using the electromagnetic simulation code ECHO, we have found a simple phenomenological formula that accurately describes the loss factor for short bunches traversing an axisymmetric tapered collimator. In this paper, we consider tapered collimators with rectangular cross-section and use the GdfidL code to calculate the loss factor dependence on the geometric parameters for short bunches. The results for both axisymmetric and rectangular collimators are discussed. The behaviour of the impedance of tapered structures for very short bunches in the optical regime has been determined in refs. (10,11). Here, for the loss factors for two particular geometries, we have studied the departure from the optical regime behaviour as bunch length is increased. In both cases, the ratio of the loss factor for the tapered collimator to the loss factor in the optical regime is a function only of the scaling parameter σL/d2. The fact that the bunch length a and the taper length L appear as a product is consistent with the recent scaling derived by Stupakov in ref. (12), since there is only a weak dependence on g. One noteworthy fact that is not a priori expected is that only the larger radius or vertical half-aperture d appears. The reduction factor is independent of b. Moreover, it is striking that the specific form involving the arctan given in Eq. (5) holds for both geometries, with only the coefficient μ differing by a factor of ∼2 for flat vs round. This suggests that there may be a useful phenomenological form for more general geometries which may follow from natural extensions of Eq. (5). This possibility is presently being investigated.
[en] We analyze the current-voltage characteristic of a quantum conduction channel coupled to an electromagnetic environment with arbitrary frequency-dependent impedance. In the weak blockade regime the correction to the Ohmic behavior is directly related to the channel current fluctuations, vanishing at perfect transmission in the same way as shot noise. This relation can be generalized to describe the environmental Coulomb blockade in a generic mesoscopic conductor coupled to an external impedance, as the response of the latter to the current fluctuations in the former
[en] Linear integer-order circuits are a narrow subset of rational-order circuits which are in turn a subset of fractional-order. Here, we study the stability of circuits having one fractional element, two fractional elements of the same order or two fractional elements of different order. A general procedure for studying the stability of a system with many fractional elements is also given. It is worth noting that a fractional element is one whose impedance in the complex frequency s-domain is proportional to sα and α is a positive or negative fractional-order. Different transformations and methods will be illustrated via examples.