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    A new approach to study the Zeno effect for a macroscopic quantum system under frequent interactions with a harmonic environment

    , Article Scientific Reports ; Volume 9, Issue 1 , 2019 ; 20452322 (ISSN) Ghasemi, F ; Shafiee, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Nature Publishing Group  2019
    Abstract
    Quantum Zeno and anti-Zeno behaviors of a two-level macroscopic quantum system in interaction with a harmonic environment are studied using the perturbation theory. The system-environment interactions are applied in a successive and step-by-step way. A new expression for the probability of surviving the macrosystem in its initial state, after the Nth interaction step, is derived through a different method of calculation. It is shown that multiple transitions between Zeno and anti-Zeno behaviors can be found in our approach. We have shown that in addition to the environmental parameters like the Ohmicity, the macroscopic trait of the system also has a notable effect on the decay rate Γ(τ).... 

    Electrospun nanofibers: A promising horizon toward the detection and treatment of cancer

    , Article Analyst ; Volume 145, Issue 8 , 2020 , Pages 2854-2872 Asghari, S ; Rezaei, Z ; Mahmoudifard, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2020
    Abstract
    Due to the increase in the number of cancer patients, because of environmental parameters, high stress, low immunity, etc., there is an urgent need to develop cost-effective sensors for early targeted detection of cancerous cells with adequate selectivity and efficiency. Early disease diagnosis is important, as it is necessary to start treatments before disease progression. On the other hand, we need new, more efficient cancer treatment approaches with minimized side effects, more biocompatibility, and easy disposal. Nanobiotechnology is a field that can assist in developing new diagnostic and treatment approaches, specifically in fatal cancers. Herein, a study on the different applications... 

    Transmission of non-linear binary input functions over a CDMA system

    , Article IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings, 1 July 2012 through 6 July 2012 ; July , 2012 , Pages 1401-1405 ; 9781467325790 (ISBN) Mohammadi, E ; Gohari, A ; Aghaeinia, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    We study the problem of transmission of binary input non-linear functions over a network of mobiles based on CDMA. Motivation for this study comes from the application of using cheap measurement devices installed on personal cellphones to monitor environmental parameters such as air pollution, temperature and noise level. Our model resembles the MAC model of Nazer and Gastpar except that the encoders are restricted to be CDMA encoders. Unlike the work of Nazer and Gastpar whose main attention is transmission of linear functions, we deal with non-linear functions with binary inputs. A main contribution of this paper is a lower bound on the computational capacity for this problem. While in the... 

    Spatially distributed influence of agro-environmental factors governing nitrate fate and transport in an irrigated stream-aquifer system

    , Article Hydrology and Earth System Sciences ; Volume 19, Issue 12 , 2015 , Pages 4859-4876 ; 10275606 (ISSN) Bailey, R. T ; Ahmadi, M ; Gates, T. K ; Arabi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Copernicus GmbH  2015
    Abstract
    Elevated levels of nitrate (NO3) in groundwater systems pose a serious risk to human populations and natural ecosystems. As part of an effort to remediate NO3 contamination in irrigated stream-aquifer systems, this study elucidates agricultural and environmental parameters and processes that govern NO3 fate and transport at the regional (500 km2), local (50 km2), and field scales (<1 km2). Specifically, the revised Morris sensitivity analysis method was applied to a finite-difference nitrogen cycling and reactive transport model of a regional-scale study site in the lower Arkansas River valley in southeastern Colorado. The method was used to rank the influence of anthropogenic activities and... 

    CFD-aided simulation of frost growth inside a narrow duct with uniform wall temperature variation

    , Article ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM 2014, Collocated with the ASME 2014 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting ; 2014 ; ISBN: 9780791846278 Darbandi, M ; Asgari, E ; Hajikaram, M ; Schneider, G. E ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    In this paper, we study the frost formation and growth at the walls of a duct with uniform wall temperature variation. The simulation is performed for laminar flow regime considering suitable semi-empirical models incorporated with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method. The frost growth is considered to be normal to the duct surface. Since the duct aspect ratio is high, we perform our simulations in two-dimensional zones. To simulate the frost layer properly, we solve both the energy and mass balance equations implementing some semi-empirical correlations on the frost side. At this stage, we suitably predict the required heat flux value at the solid boundary and the heat transfer... 

    Contribution of the Middle Eastern dust source areas to PM10 levels in urban receptors: Case study of Tehran, Iran

    , Article Atmospheric Environment ; Volume 75 , 2013 , Pages 287-295 ; 13522310 (ISSN) Givehchi, R ; Arhami, M ; Tajrishy, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    The origins and evolution of the Middle Eastern dust storms which frequently impact the residents of this arid region were studied. A methodology was adapted and developed to identify the desert regions of potential dust sources and determine their contributions to PM10 concentrations in the highly-populated receptor city of Tehran, Iran. Initially, the episodes of regional dust intrusion and the resulting amounts of increase in the particulate concentrations during these episodes were determined using a statistical analyzing methodology. The dust episodes were also inspected with the aerosol index information from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI). The Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian... 

    Performances evaluation of Photo-Fenton process and Sonolysis for the treatment of Penicillin G formulation effluent

    , Article 1st 2011 International Conference on Environment Science and Biotechnology, ICESB 2011, Male, 25 November 2011 through 26 November 2011 ; Volume 8 , 2011 , Pages 202-208 ; 18780296 (ISSN) Saghafinia, M. S ; Emadian, S. M ; Vossoughi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Penicillin G is an active pharmaceutical ingredient of great importance in health sectors. Meanwhile, because of its huge quantity production and resistance to biodegradability, this antibiotic is ubiquitously presented in aquatic environment. In this study, the degradation of effluent wastewater from Penicillin G production plant by Photo- Fenton process and Ultrasound process (Sonolysis) was investigated, the effects of different process variables in both methods were evaluated and at last the degradation of Pen-G by these two processes in the optimum conditions was compared. Pen-G concentration and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) were selected as the environmental parameters to follow the... 

    The effects of enviromental parameters on wind turbine power PDF curve

    , Article IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2008, Niagara Falls, ON, 4 May 2008 through 7 May 2008 ; 2008 , Pages 1193-1197 ; 08407789 (ISSN) ; 9781424416431 (ISBN) Jafarian, M ; Soroudi, A ; Ehsan, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2008
    Abstract
    In this paper, the effects of different environmental parameters on power probability density function (PDF) curve and annual energy production of a wind turbine are studied. In each step one of these parameters is changed, and in each case, Wind turbine and wind speed is simulated and produced power has been calculated in every hours of one year. At last it was concluded that altitude above sea level (that affects the air density) and the k factor of weibull distribution have more important effects on wind turbine produced power than the others. © 2008 IEEE  

    Multi objective distributed generation planning using NSGA-II

    , Article 2008 13th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC 2008, Poznan, 1 September 2008 through 3 September 2008 ; 2008 , Pages 1847-1851 ; 9781424417421 (ISBN) Ahmadi, M ; Yousefi, A ; Soroudi, A ; Ehsan, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    2008
    Abstract
    With the increasing share of distributed generation in electrical energy supply, the proper planning procedure for using these units, has become more vital for power system planners. In this paper, the application of multi-objective optimization techniques for siting, sizing and determination of the proper technology to be used, has been investigated in such a way that, the load demand during the planning horizon is met and the technical and environmental constraints are satisfied. Unlike the traditional optimization methods used in power system optimization, NSGA-II multi-objective optimization algorithm does not consider techno-economical and environmental parameters in the constraints of... 

    Variable speed wind turbine power control: A comparison between multiple MPPT based methods

    , Article International Journal of Dynamics and Control ; 2021 ; 2195268X (ISSN) Nouriani, A ; Moradi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH  2021
    Abstract
    Reducing the renewable energy costs is necessary for the competition with the fossil energies and control strategies have great impact on the efficiency of wind machines. In the wind turbine industry, a practical approach is to maximize the energy capture of a wind machine by optimizing the power coefficient in the under-rated situations. In this paper, with the main objective of maximizing the energy capture in the second region, four different control strategies are compared in the presence of uncertainties. The proposed control methods are compared based on their power capture and robustness against probable uncertainties in the structural and environmental parameters. A two-mass... 

    Healthy and diseasedin vitromodels of vascular systems

    , Article Lab on a Chip ; Volume 21, Issue 4 , 2021 , Pages 641-659 ; 14730197 (ISSN) Hosseini, V ; Mallone, A ; Nasrollahi, F ; Ostrovidov, S ; Nasiri, R ; Mahmoodi, M ; Haghniaz, R ; Baidya, A ; Salek, M. M ; Darabi, M. A ; Orive, G ; Shamloo, A ; Dokmeci, M. R ; Ahadian, S ; Khademhosseini, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2021
    Abstract
    Irregular hemodynamics affects the progression of various vascular diseases, such atherosclerosis or aneurysms. Despite the extensive hemodynamics studies on animal models, the inter-species differences between humans and animals hamper the translation of such findings. Recent advances in vascular tissue engineering and the suitability ofin vitromodels for interim analysis have increased the use ofin vitrohuman vascular tissue models. Although the effect of flow on endothelial cell (EC) pathophysiology and EC-flow interactions have been vastly studied in two-dimensional systems, they cannot be used to understand the effect of other micro- and macro-environmental parameters associated with... 

    A comparison of light-duty vehicles' high emitters fractions obtained from an emission remote sensing campaign and emission inspection program for policy recommendation

    , Article Environmental Pollution ; Volume 286 , 2021 ; 02697491 (ISSN) Hassani, A ; Safavi, S. R ; Hosseini, V ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2021
    Abstract
    Urban transportation is one of the leading causes of air pollution in big cities. In-use emissions of vehicles are higher than the emission control certification levels. The current study uses a roadside remote sensing emission monitoring campaign to investigate (a) fraction of high emitters in the light-duty vehicle (LDV) fleet and their contributions to the total emissions, (b) emission inspection (I/M) programs' effectiveness, and (c) alternate fuel (natural gas) encouragement policy. LDVs consist of passenger or freight transport vehicles with four wheels equivalent to classes M1 and N1 of European union vehicle classifications. The motivation is to assess the current emission inspection...