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    A Generalized Jarque-Bera Test of Conditional Normality

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    We consider testing normality in a general class of models that admits nonlinear conditional mean and conditional variance functions. We derive the asymptotic distribution of the skewness and kurtosis coefficients of the model’s standardized residuals and propose an asymptotic x2 test of normality. This test simplifies to the Jarque-Bera test only when: (i) the conditional mean function contains an intercept term but does not depend on past errors, and (ii) the errors are conditionally homoskedastic. Beyond this context, it is shown that the Jarque-Bera test has size distortion but the proposed test does not.conditional heteroskedsaticity, conditional normality, Jarque-Bera test

    Quench Dynamics of Topological Maximally-Entangled States

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    We investigate the quench dynamics of the one-particle entanglement spectra (OPES) for systems with topologically nontrivial phases. By using dimerized chains as an example, it is demonstrated that the evolution of OPES for the quenched bi-partite systems is governed by an effective Hamiltonian which is characterized by a pseudo spin in a time-dependent pseudo magnetic field S(k,t)\vec{S}(k,t). The existence and evolution of the topological maximally-entangled edge states are determined by the winding number of S(k,t)\vec{S}(k,t) in the kk-space. In particular, the maximally-entangled edge states survive only if nontrivial Berry phases are induced by the winding of S(k,t)\vec{S}(k,t). In the infinite time limit the equilibrium OPES can be determined by an effective time-independent pseudo magnetic field \vec{S}_{\mb{eff}}(k). Furthermore, when maximally-entangled edge states are unstable, they are destroyed by quasiparticles within a characteristic timescale in proportional to the system size.Comment: 5 pages, 3 figure

    Advanced Metering Infrastructure Security with Software-Defined Network in Smart Grid

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    The Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is the most important and basic element in the Smart Grid systems. Technologies grow complicated as the world becomes more convenient. Power grid, smart building, electric vehicles, and other technology need to be managed and maintained flawlessly in case of the possibility of cyberattacks to shut down all the systems and result in huge loss economically or potentially affect people\u27s life. It is important to use communication technologies to provide many functions including facilitate bidirectional communications and remote controls. Since AMI needs to be widely deployed to each home user, power companies are required to build a large number of data concentrators to manage neighboring networks uniformly to ensure that meter data reading can be accurately collected and ensure the security of the transmitting process. Besides, since data concentrators are mostly deployed in the public environment, the devices are vulnerable to the impact on outside physical attacks. Therefore, we plan to construct an improved AMI communication network to increase security and lower its cost. We will discuss on security standard, and how the architecture for the AMI communication network is implemented by using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol based on the Software-Defined Network

    Edge State, Entanglement Entropy Spectra and Critical Hopping Coupling of Anisotropic Honeycomb Lattice

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    For a bipartite honeycomb lattice, we show that the Berry phase depends not only on the shape of the system but also on the hopping couplings. Using the entanglement entropy spectra obtained by diagonalizing the block Green's function matrices, the maximal entangled state with the eigenvalue λm=1/2\lambda_m=1/2 of the reduced density matrix is shown to have one-to-one correspondence to the zero energy states of the lattice with open boundaries, which depends on the Berry phase. For the systems with finite bearded edges along xx-direction we find critical hopping couplings: the maximal entangled states (zero-energy states) appear pair by pair if one increases the hopping coupling hh over the critical couplings hch_cs.Comment: 4 pages, 4 figure

    Auto-adhesive transdermal drug delivery patches using beetle inspired micropillar structures

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    The patch described in this paper combines the principles of wet adhesion, which is a widely adopted biological adhesion system in nature, with transdermal drug delivery. A biologically inspired micropillar patch was fabricated that is self-adhesive, reusable, and can sustain a controlled drug release. We successfully preloaded the commercial non-steroidal anti-inflammatory generic drug unguents indomethacin, ketoprofen, diclofenac sodium and etofenamate into a polydimethylsiloxane elastomeric matrix and fabricated drug-containing micropillar patches. When examining the drug release kinetics and friction of the patches, we observed that these drug unguents can be released calculably and regularly for several days. Additionally, the drug unguents released from the patch to its attached surface are critical to increase the strength of the patch's adhesion, which is based on capillary attractive forces and is inspired by beetle feet. Here, we create a novel system combining biomimetics and drug delivery that can be modified for use across the biomedical and engineering spectra. Motivation: the objective of the present study was to characterize a micropillar PDMS patch that was inspired by a beetle's wet adhesion as a platform for conducting in vitro release studies. Commercially available non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were used as the model drugs for our delivery systems. An emphasis was put on quantitatively evaluating the drug release and friction manifestation of these patches
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