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    Hund's-Rule Coupling Effect in Itinerant Ferromagnetism

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    We present a general model which includes the ferromagnetic Kondo lattice and the Hubbard model as special cases. The stability of the ferromagnetic state is investigated variationally. We discuss the mechanism of ferromagnetism in metallic nickel, emphasizing the importance of orbital degeneracy and the effect of the Hund's-rule coupling.Comment: 19 pages, 10 figures, to appear in Prog.Theor.Phy

    Generalization of Gutzwiller Approximation

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    We derive expressions required in generalizing the Gutzwiller approximation to models comprising arbitrarily degenerate localized orbitals.Comment: 6 pages, 1 figure, to appear in J.Phys.Soc.Jpn. vol.6

    Spin Wave Instability of Itinerant Ferromagnet

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    We show variationally that instability of the ferromagnetic state in the Hubbard model is largely controlled by softening of a long-wavelength spin-wave excitation, except in the over-doped strong-coupling region where the individual-particle excitation becomes unstable first. A similar conclusion is drawn also for the double exchange ferromagnet. Generally the spin-wave instability may be regarded as a precursor of the metal-insulator transition.Comment: 11 pages, 8 figure

    Computer simulation of cold sprayed deposition using smoothed particle hydrodynamics

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    AbstractThe smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method is applied to simulate the cold spray (CS) process by modeling the impact of a spherical powder particle on substrate.In this work, the adhesive interaction between the contacting surfaces is described by intersurface forces using the cohesive zone model. The application of the SPH method permits simulation of the impact process without the use of mesh and thus avoids the disadvantages of traditional numerical method in handling large deformations and tracing moving interfaces in the highly transient non-linear dynamic CS process. The simulated deformed particle shape evolution and estimated critical velocity from other sources were compared and good agreement was obtained. The analyses demonstrate the feasibility of the presented SPH methodology and the adhesive interaction model for simulating the deformation behavior of CS particles

    Weak Lensing Mass Measurements of Substructures in COMA Cluster with Subaru/Suprime-Cam

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    We obtain the projected mass distributions for two Subaru/Suprime-Cam fields in the southwest region (r\simlt 60') of the Coma cluster (z=0.0236) by weak lensing analysis and detect eight subclump candidates. We quantify the contribution of background large-scale structure (LSS) on the projected mass distributions using SDSS multi-bands and photometric data, under the assumption of mass-to-light ratio for field galaxies. We find that one of eight subclump candidates, which is not associated with any member galaxies, is significantly affected by LSS lensing. The mean projected mass for seven subclumps extracted from the main cluster potential is = (5.06\pm1.30)10^12h^-1 M_sun after a LSS correction. A tangential distortion profile over an ensemble of subclumps is well described by a truncated singular-isothermal sphere model and a truncated NFW model. A typical truncated radius of subclumps, r_t\simeq 35 h^-1 kpc, is derived without assuming any relations between mass and light for member galaxies. The radius coincides well with the tidal radius, \sim42 h^-1 kpc, of the gravitational force of the main cluster. Taking into account the incompleteness of data area, a projection effect and spurious lensing peaks, it is expected that mass of cluster substructures account for 19 percent of the virial mass, with 13 percent statistical error. The mass fraction of cluster substructures is in rough agreement with numerical simulations.Comment: ApJ, accepted, 16 pages, 10 figures and 4 tables. High-resolution pictures available at http://www.asiaa.sinica.edu.tw/~okabe/files/comaWL.pd

    The Hilbert Action in Regge Calculus

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    The Hilbert action is derived for a simplicial geometry. I recover the usual Regge calculus action by way of a decomposition of the simplicial geometry into 4-dimensional cells defined by the simplicial (Delaunay) lattice as well as its dual (Voronoi) lattice. Within the simplicial geometry, the Riemann scalar curvature, the proper 4-volume, and hence, the Regge action is shown to be exact, in the sense that the definition of the action does not require one to introduce an averaging procedure, or a sequence of continuum metrics which were common in all previous derivations. It appears that the unity of these two dual lattice geometries is a salient feature of Regge calculus.Comment: 6 pages, Plain TeX, no figure

    System Cu-Rh-O: Phase diagram and thermodynamic properties of ternary oxides CuRhO<sub>2</sub> and CuRh<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub>

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    An isothermal section of the phase diagram for the system Cu-Rh-O at 1273 K has been established by equilibration of samples representing eighteen different compositions, and phase identification after quenching by optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and energy dispersive analysis of X-rays (EDX). In addition to the binary oxides Cu2O, CuO, and Rh2O3, two ternary oxides CuRhO2 and CuRh2O4 were identified. Both the ternary oxides were in equilibrium with metallic Rh. There was no evidence of the oxide Cu2Rh2O5 reported in the literature. Solid alloys were found to be in equilibrium with Cu2O. Based on the phase relations, two solid-state cells were designed to measure the Gibbs energies of formation of the two ternary oxides. Yttria-stabilized zirconia was used as the solid electrolyte, and an equimolar mixture of Rh+Rh2O3 as the reference electrode. The reference electrode was selected to generate a small electromotive force (emf), and thus minimize polarization of the three-phase electrode. When the driving force for oxygen transport through the solid electrolyte is small, electrochemical flux of oxygen from the high oxygen potential electrode to the low potential electrode is negligible. The measurements were conducted in the temperature range from 900 to 1300 K. The thermodynamic data can be represented by the following equations: 1/2Cu20+Rh203&#8594;CuRhO2 Af(ox)G°/J mol-1 = - 18,040 + 0.975 T/K (+ 40) CuO + Rh203 &#8594;CuRh204 Af(ox)G°/J mol-1 = - 23,760 + 1-92 TIK (+ 325), where Δf(ox) Go is the standard Gibbs energy of formation of the interoxide compounds from their component binary oxides. Based on the thermodynamic information, chemical potential diagrams for the system Cu-Rh-O were developed
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