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Worldwide market for Monolithic Ceramics forecast to be US$51.2 billion in 2017 and projected to reach US$67.5 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 5.7% between 2017 and 2022. Electrical & Electronic Components lead the global demand for Monolithic Ceramics which is forecast to be US$26.3 billion in 2017 and is expected to maintain a CAGR of 5.7% between 2017 and 2022 and reach a projected US$34.7 billion by 2022. The report analyzes the monolithic ceramic product types comprising Non-Oxides and Oxides. Monolithic Oxide Ceramics' market further reviewed by its sub-type including Aluminum Oxide and Zirconium Oxide. The study also analyzes the key applications of monolithic ceramics consisting of Catalyst Supports, Electrical & Electronic Components, Filters, Wear Components and Others. Much of the demand for Monolithic Ceramics is derived from their extensive use in the automotive, electrical and electronics, power and defense industries. A growing global demand for electronic devices, such as laptops and mobile phones, has been instrumental in propelling the market for these materials. Asia-Pacific's rapidly expanding electrical and electronics sector has ensured that the region remains at forefront in terms of demand for Monolithic Ceramics. One possible limiting factor to this momentum can be the high cost of processing and excessive requirement of energy that go into obtaining the final product. Some of the other factors playing prominent roles in impacting the market for Monolithic Ceramics include greater use of these ceramics in fabricating turbine blades and other automotive components and stringent pollution control measures being rolled out by developing nations. Part A: Global Market Perspective 1. Introduction 1.1 Product Outline 1.1.1 A Primer on Monolithic Ceramics 1.1.2 Classification of Monolithic Ceramics 1.1.2.1 Non-Oxides 1.1.2.1.1 Nitrides 1.1.2.1.1.1 Aluminum Nitride (AlN) 1.1.2.1.1.2 Boron Nitride (BN) 1.1.2.1.1.3 Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) 1.1.2.1.2 Carbides 1.1.2.1.2.1 Tungsten Carbide (WC) 1.1.2.1.2.2 Boron Carbide (B4C) 1.1.2.1.2.3 Silicon Carbide (SiC) 1.1.2.1.3 Borides 1.1.2.1.3.1 Titanium Diboride (TiB2) 1.1.2.1.4 Manufacture of Non-Oxide Monolithic Ceramics 1.1.2.1.4.1 Green Forming of Monolithic Ceramics 1.1.2.1.4.2 Low or Pressureless Densification Methods 1.1.2.1.4.3 Pressure Densification Methods 1.1.2.1.4.3.1 Hot Pressing 1.1.2.1.4.3.2 Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIPing) 1.1.2.1.5 Finishing of Non-Oxide Monolithic Ceramics 1.1.2.2 Oxides 1.1.2.2.1 Aluminum Oxide or Alumina (Al2O3) 1.1.2.2.1.1 Extraction Methods 1.1.2.2.1.2 Applications 1.1.2.2.2 Zirconium Oxide or Zirconia (ZrO2) 1.1.2.2.2.1 Processing of Zirconia 1.1.2.2.2.1.1 Blank Fabrication 1.1.2.2.2.1.2 Sintering Process 1.1.2.2.2.2 Material Properties 1.1.2.2.2.3 Physical Properties 1.1.2.2.2.4 Applications 2. Monolithic Ceramics Applications - A Market Snapshot 2.1 Catalyst Supports 2.1.1 Categories 2.1.1.1 Fumed Silica and Metal Oxides 2.1.1.2 Pressed Ceramic Ring Supports and Carriers 2.1.1.3 Ceramic Honeycomb Catalyst Supports and Carriers 2.1.1.4 Colloidal Silica Supports and Carriers 2.1.1.5 Zeolites 2.1.2 Materials Used 2.1.3 Applications 2.2 Electrical & Electronic Components 2.2.1 Kiln and Furnace Engineering 2.2.2 Onshore and Offshore Engineering 2.2.3 Power Electronics 2.2.4 Measuring Systems 2.2.5 Wafer Production 2.2.6 Telecommunications 2.2.7 Lighting Systems 2.3 Filters 2.3.1 Raw Materials 2.3.2 Design 2.3.3 Production Process 2.4 Wear Components 2.5 Other Applications 2.5.1 Body & Vehicle Armor 2.5.2 Cutting Tools 2.5.3 Engine Components 2.5.4 Membranes 3. Key Market Trends 3.1 Garnet Ceramic Solid-State Batteries Offer Improved Performance with Ultrathin Aluminum Oxide Layer 3.2 Zirconia Ceramics May Be a Reality in Apple's iPhone 8 3.3 Aerospace Sector Takes Off with Ceramics 3.4 Extreme Temperature Resistant Ceramic Developed 3.5 Fabrication of Ceramic Electronics Enhanced through Perovskites 3.6 Functionally Graded Ceramics (FGCs): Materials of the Future? 3.6.1 Ceramic-Metal 3.6.2 Ceramic-Ceramic and Glass-Ceramic 3.6.3 Ceramic-Polymer 3.6.4 In Conclusion 3.7 Novel High-Performance Monolithic Ceramics Boost Turbomachinery Performance 3.8 Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene-Reinforced Ceramics Nanocomposites Strengthen Monolithic Ceramics 3.9 Ceramic Components Find Application in Gas Turbines for Industrial Cogeneration 3.10 Porous and Dense Layers of Monolithic YSZ Developed for Ceramic Fuel Cell Applications 3.11 Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic Fuel Processor for Micro-Scale SOFCs Developed 5. Key Business Trends - VY1 Compact Series Ceramic Disc Capacitors from Vishay Intertechnology, Inc Qualifies "biased 85/85" Accelerated Life Test - Coorstek Inc Showcases Engineered Ceramic Components at AHR Expo 2017, US - Ceradyne Receives US Army soldier protection programs contract - Ferro Corporation Acquires Electro-Science Laboratories, Inc - AVX Corporation Launches MM Series Medical Grade Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) - Morgan Advanced Materials Plc Expands Silicon Carbide Volumes in UK - NGK Insulators, Ltd Increases Ceramic Production Volumes in China - CoorsTek Inc Showcases Wear-Resistant Ceramics at MINExpo in Las Vegas - Morgan Advanced Materials Plc Unveils new alumina sensor - Morgan Advanced Materials Plc Introduces new Nilcra® Zirconia TS Grade Ceramic Die - CoorsTek Inc Develops New Ceramic Membrane - Blasch Precision Ceramics, Inc Develops VERKAPSE Hydrocyclone Liners - CoorsTek Inc Acquires Philips Ceramics Uden - Ceradyne Bags Body Armor Plates Contract from US Defense Logistics Agency - CoorsTek Inc to Establish New Center for Advanced Ceramic Materials in Golden, Colorado - 3M Deutschland GmbH and Schuberth GmbH Enter into Collaboration - AVX Corporation Introduces Multilayer Organic (MLO®) High Pass Filters For Wireless Applications - CoorsTek Inc Showcases Semiconductor Processing Ceramic Components at SEMICON Japan - Aremco Products, Inc Develops Alumina Ceramic Material Aremcolox 502-1400-99 - Blasch Precision Ceramics, Inc Launches CeraLine - NASA Approves AVX's Space-Level X7R BME Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs) - AVX Corporation Launches new AVX Radial CapGuard Varistors - CoorsTek Inc Acquires BLS Textiles, Inc - Morgan Advanced Materials Plc Develops New PGS-100 Graphite-Loaded Silicon Carbon Material - AVX Corporation Introduces SV Series Multilayer Ceramic (MLC) Radial-Leaded Capacitors - CoorsTek Inc Acquires Covalent Materials Corporation - Aremco Products, Inc Develops Ceramacast 900 ceramic - Morgan Advanced Materials Plc Develops Silicon Carbide Degassing Rotors 6. Global Market Overview 6.1 Global Monolithic Ceramics Market Overview by Ceramic Type 6.1.1 Global Monolithic Oxide Ceramics Market Overview by Sub-Type 6.1.2 Monolithic Ceramic Types Market Overview by Global Region 6.1.2.1 Non-Oxides 6.1.2.2 Oxides 6.1.2.2.1 Monolithic Oxide Ceramics Sub-Types Market Overview by Global Region 6.1.2.2.1.1 Aluminum Oxide 6.1.2.2.1.2 Zirconium Oxide 6.2 Global Monolithic Ceramics Market Overview by Application 6.2.1 Monolithic Ceramics Applications Market Overview by Global Region 6.2.1.1 Catalyst Supports 6.2.1.2 Electrical & Electronic Components 6.2.1.3 Filters 6.2.1.4 Wear Components 6.2.1.5 Other Applications For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/848bf9/monolithic To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-monolithic-ceramics-market-overview-2017-growing-demand-for-electronics-devices-bolsters-monolithic-ceramics-market-to-touch-675-billion-by-2022---research-and-markets-300440826.html


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LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / December 12, 2016 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Ferro Corp. (NYSE: FOE) as the Company announced on December 09th, 2016, that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Belgium-based Cappelle Pigments, a leader in specialty, high-performance inorganic and organic pigments used in coatings, inks and plastics. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. One of Ferro's competitors within the Specialty Chemicals space, RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM), will release its fiscal 2017 second-quarter results before the stock market opens on Thursday, January 5, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on RPM International in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its blog coverage on FOE; touching on RPM. Get all of our free blog coverage and more by clicking on the link below: On October 14, 2016, Ferro signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of Cappelle for €50.5 million (approximately $56 million) on a cash-free and debt-free basis. The transaction was funded through excess cash and borrowings under Ferro's existing revolving credit facility. The transaction is expected to close by year end, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory review. Cappelle is a 125-year-old premium pigment producer and a market leader in inorganic pigments. Cappelle's pigments complement Ferro's market leadership positions in Complex Inorganic Colored Pigments ("CICPs") and Ultramarine Blue pigments. Cappelle's organic pigments offer superior heat, light, and environmental wear resistance. Commenting on the completion of the transaction, Peter Thomas, Chairman, President and CEO of Ferro Corp., stated: "This acquisition strengthens our color solutions business by facilitating our expansion into the high-performance, specialty organic pigment market and complementing our inorganic pigment portfolio." "The transaction will significantly expand our addressable market for pigments and increase sales in our Pigments, Powders and Oxides ("PPO") business by approximately $70 million. Pigments produced by Cappelle and Ferro can be combined or blended with other mediums to produce specialized color solutions that enhance functionality and effectiveness of our customers." Ferro has been on an acquisition spree lately: On August 01, 2016, Ferro purchased certain assets of Delta Performance Products. The acquired business produces customized colorant blends that utilize Ferro's CICPs for the concrete and outdoor hardscape markets. On November 01, 2016, Ferro announced that it has acquired Electro-Science Laboratories, Inc. ("ESL"), a leader in electronic packaging materials. Ferro paid $75 million, excluding customary adjustments and fees, for the privately held company headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Full-year 2016 adjusted EBITDA is expected to be $9.2 million, suggesting a transaction multiple, excluding synergies, of 8.2x. Ferro expects synergies in excess of $10 million, with $6 million realized within the first three years of operation. The Company expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings in year one. The acquisition of ESL enhances Ferro's position in the electronic packaging materials space with complementary products, and offers an attractive platform for growth in Ferro's Performance Colors and Glass business unit. At the closing bell, on Friday, December 09, 2016, Ferro's stock was slightly up by 0.39%, ending the trading session at $15.57. A total volume of 893.89 thousand shares were traded at the end of the day, which was higher than the 3-month average volume of 507.81 thousand shares. Ferro's stock price rallied 12.50% in the last month, 19.13% in the past three months, and 12.74% in the previous six months. Moreover, the stock skyrocketed 40.02% since the start of the year. Shares of the company have a PE ratio of 11.06. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. 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Neither AWS nor any party affiliated with us is a registered investment adviser or broker-dealer with any agency or in any jurisdiction whatsoever. To download our report(s), read our disclosures, or for more information, visit http://www.activewallst.com/disclaimer/ For any questions, inquiries, or comments reach out to us directly. If you're a company we are covering and wish to no longer feature on our coverage list contact us via email and/or phone between 09:30 EDT to 16:00 EDT from Monday to Friday at: CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks owned by CFA Institute. LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / December 12, 2016 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Ferro Corp. (NYSE: FOE) as the Company announced on December 09th, 2016, that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Belgium-based Cappelle Pigments, a leader in specialty, high-performance inorganic and organic pigments used in coatings, inks and plastics. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/. One of Ferro's competitors within the Specialty Chemicals space, RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM), will release its fiscal 2017 second-quarter results before the stock market opens on Thursday, January 5, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on RPM International in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its blog coverage on FOE; touching on RPM. Get all of our free blog coverage and more by clicking on the link below: On October 14, 2016, Ferro signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of Cappelle for €50.5 million (approximately $56 million) on a cash-free and debt-free basis. The transaction was funded through excess cash and borrowings under Ferro's existing revolving credit facility. The transaction is expected to close by year end, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory review. Cappelle is a 125-year-old premium pigment producer and a market leader in inorganic pigments. Cappelle's pigments complement Ferro's market leadership positions in Complex Inorganic Colored Pigments ("CICPs") and Ultramarine Blue pigments. Cappelle's organic pigments offer superior heat, light, and environmental wear resistance. Commenting on the completion of the transaction, Peter Thomas, Chairman, President and CEO of Ferro Corp., stated: "This acquisition strengthens our color solutions business by facilitating our expansion into the high-performance, specialty organic pigment market and complementing our inorganic pigment portfolio." "The transaction will significantly expand our addressable market for pigments and increase sales in our Pigments, Powders and Oxides ("PPO") business by approximately $70 million. Pigments produced by Cappelle and Ferro can be combined or blended with other mediums to produce specialized color solutions that enhance functionality and effectiveness of our customers." Ferro has been on an acquisition spree lately: On August 01, 2016, Ferro purchased certain assets of Delta Performance Products. The acquired business produces customized colorant blends that utilize Ferro's CICPs for the concrete and outdoor hardscape markets. On November 01, 2016, Ferro announced that it has acquired Electro-Science Laboratories, Inc. ("ESL"), a leader in electronic packaging materials. Ferro paid $75 million, excluding customary adjustments and fees, for the privately held company headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Full-year 2016 adjusted EBITDA is expected to be $9.2 million, suggesting a transaction multiple, excluding synergies, of 8.2x. Ferro expects synergies in excess of $10 million, with $6 million realized within the first three years of operation. The Company expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings in year one. The acquisition of ESL enhances Ferro's position in the electronic packaging materials space with complementary products, and offers an attractive platform for growth in Ferro's Performance Colors and Glass business unit. At the closing bell, on Friday, December 09, 2016, Ferro's stock was slightly up by 0.39%, ending the trading session at $15.57. A total volume of 893.89 thousand shares were traded at the end of the day, which was higher than the 3-month average volume of 507.81 thousand shares. Ferro's stock price rallied 12.50% in the last month, 19.13% in the past three months, and 12.74% in the previous six months. Moreover, the stock skyrocketed 40.02% since the start of the year. Shares of the company have a PE ratio of 11.06. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. One department produces non-sponsored analyst certified content generally in the form of press releases, articles and reports covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and the other produces sponsored content (in most cases not reviewed by a registered analyst), which typically consists of compensated investment newsletters, articles and reports covering listed stocks and micro-caps. Such sponsored content is outside the scope of procedures detailed below. AWS has not been compensated; directly or indirectly; for producing or publishing this document. 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AWS is not entitled to veto or interfere in the application of such procedures by the third-party research service company to the articles, documents or reports, as the case may be. Unless otherwise noted, any content outside of this document has no association with the Author or the Reviewer in any way. AWS, the Author, and the Reviewer are not responsible for any error which may be occasioned at the time of printing of this document or any error, mistake or shortcoming. No liability is accepted whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from the use of this document. AWS, the Author, and the Reviewer expressly disclaim any fiduciary responsibility or liability for any consequences, financial or otherwise arising from any reliance placed on the information in this document. Additionally, AWS, the Author, and the Reviewer do not (1) guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or correct sequencing of the information, or (2) warrant any results from use of the information. The included information is subject to change without notice. This document is not intended as an offering, recommendation, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell the securities mentioned or discussed, and is to be used for informational purposes only. Please read all associated disclosures and disclaimers in full before investing. Neither AWS nor any party affiliated with us is a registered investment adviser or broker-dealer with any agency or in any jurisdiction whatsoever. To download our report(s), read our disclosures, or for more information, visit http://www.activewallst.com/disclaimer/ For any questions, inquiries, or comments reach out to us directly. 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IWAKI, FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Nov. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HealtheeOne Inc. is incorporated in Iwaki-city, Fukushima, Japan, and aims to develop and deliver, in and out of Japan, products and services in the TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications) and Healthcare combined fields. The company announces today that this Fukushima TMT x Healthcare startup received a subsidy from the Iwaki-city municipal government in Fukushima, and that, as a seed round, HealtheeOne has raised US$0.8 million by issuing shares to business partners and by receiving a subordinated loan from Japan Finance Corporation, a national government-backed financial institution. HealtheeOne currently has around 20 team members in and out of Japan, and is developing a brand-new business assistance service for clinics, targeted to be released and announced by the end of 2016. The company intends to use this US$0.8M in funds to enhance and accelerate team development for product engineering, sales & marketing, and customer services. About HealtheeOne The value proposition of HealtheeOne is to enable local communities to enjoy access to proper and compassionate healthcare. Our core technologies, together with our operations and services, for instance, can contribute to reducing the stress and burden of daily paperwork for front-line care workers and can also assist operators to increase patients’ and family members’ satisfaction. We intend to release the first product by the end of 2016. Also, as a startup founded in Fukushima, HealtheeOne tries to play a key role for the area’s industrial revitalization and development in the TMT and healthcare fields. “I am truly pleased to see the new start-up, HealtheeOne, reducing the daily burden for busy front-line healthcare workers and, as a result, contributing great value to the entire care cycle for patients and their families. I am sure that, based in Iwaki, Fukushima, HealtheeOne will develop innovative medical care models in the near future.” — Yuji Yamamoto Founder & CEO at MinaCare Co., Ltd. Researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.; MD, Ph.D. from University of Tokyo MBA from Harvard Business School “HealtheeOne is one of the most promising entrepreneurial ventures Iwaki-city Municipal Government proactively supports. We greatly expect that HealtheeOne’s projects and businesses will lead to solving social issues Iwaki-city faces such as its fast-aging population and the quite low number of medical doctors and nurses per capita, and that this visionary and socially-conscious start-up will develop and grow rapidly from Iwaki.” — Hiroshi Arakawa Director General at Industry Development Dept., Iwaki-city Municipal Government in Fukushima, Japan, on loan from Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan “Japan Finance Corporation decided to support HealtheeOne by providing a subordinated loan to this startup whose projects practically advance solutions to medical care problems in aging societies and accelerate industry development in the bay area of Fukushima, which have been affected by the tsunami and by the accident at the nuclear power plant in 2011. We are looking forward to HealtheeOne’s further growth.” — Makoto Ito Chief, Tohoku Business Start-up Support Center, at Japan Finance Corporation “We are pleased to announce this successful US$0.8M Seed Round from our business partners. Healthcare is necessary and should be always accessible for everyone, which I had felt as a family member of a terminal home care patient in 2009. However, in order to secure accessibility and a certain level of care services, front-line care workers must devote themselves around-the-clock. We believe that our technology, service and intelligence will minimize non-core activities of care/medical workers and maximize the satisfaction of patients and their family members. Furthermore, as a TMT x Healthcare startup in Iwaki-city of Fukushima, about a 2-hour train ride from Tokyo, we are aiming to be a role model, choosing Fukushima for the incorporation place instead of Delaware.” — Masakazu Koyanagi Founder & CEO at HealtheeOne Inc. Born in Fukushima in 1976, “Koya” has developed his professional career in TMT industries as a corporate entrepreneur at Itochu Corporation in Tokyo, as Director of Product, Risk & Insurance Management at Asurion Japan K.K., a company for mobile phone insurance services and as a founding member and the Vice President of Corporate Development at Midokura, a network virtualization software startup in Switzerland. He’s also engaged in non-profit organizations as a founding member of Paris team at Greenbird, a Japanese NPO for clean activities in towns and streets. His passion to devote himself to the healthcare field comes from his personal experiences of Tokyo-Fukushima roundtrips every weekend in 2009 in order for his father’s terminal care at home in Iwaki-city, Fukushima. Koya received Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) from Keio University, Japan and holds MBA from HEC Paris School of Management, France.


CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE “Company”) today announced that it has acquired Electro-Science Laboratories, Inc. (“ESL”), a leader in electronic packaging materials. Ferro paid $75 million excluding customary adjustments and fees for the privately held company headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Full-year 2016 adjusted EBITDA is expected to be $9.2 million, suggesting a transaction multiple, excluding synergies, of 8.2x. Ferro expects synergies in excess of


Bilson S.,Science Laboratories
Journal of High Energy Physics | Year: 2011

Motivated by the holographic principle, within the context of the AdS/CFT Correspondence in the large t'Hooft limit, we investigate how the geometry of certain highly symmetric bulk spacetimes can be recovered given information of physical quantities in the dual boundary CFT. In particular, we use holographic entanglement entropy proposal (relating the entanglement entropy of certain subsystems on the boundary to the area of static minimal surfaces) to recover the bulk metric using higher dimensional minimal surface probes within a class of static, planar symmetric, asymptotically AdS spacetimes. We find analytic and perturbative expressions for the metric function in terms of the entanglement entropy of straight belt and circular disk subsystems of the boundary theory respectively. Finally, we discuss how such extractions can be generalised. © SISSA 2011.


Hubeny V.E.,Science Laboratories | Maxfield H.,Science Laboratories
Journal of High Energy Physics | Year: 2014

We continue the programme of exploring the means of holographically decoding the geometry of spacetime inside a black hole using the gauge/gravity correspondence. To this end, we study the behaviour of certain extremal surfaces (focusing on those relevant for equal-time correlators and entanglement entropy in the dual CFT) in a dynamically evolving asymptotically AdS spacetime, specifically examining how deep such probes reach. To highlight the novel effects of putting the system far out of equilibrium and a t finite volume, we consider spherically symmetric Vaidya-AdS, describing black hole formation bygravitational collapse of a null shell, which provides a convenient toy model of a quantum quench in the field theory. Extremal surfaces anchored on the boundary exhibit rather rich behaviour, whose features depend on dimension of both the spacetime and the surface, as well as on the anchoring region. The main common feature is that they reach inside the horizon even in the post-collapse part of the geometry. In 3-dimensional spacetime, we find that for sub-AdS-sized black holes, the entire spacetime is accessible by the restricted class of geodesics whereas in larger black holes a small region near the imploding shell cannot be reached by any boundary-anchored geodesic. In higher dimensions, the deepest reach is attained by geodesics which (despite being asymmetric) connect equal time and antipodal boundary points soon after the collapse; these can attain spacetime regions of arbitrarily high curvature and simultaneously have smallest length. Higher-dimensional surfaces can penetrate the horizon while anchored on the boundary at arbitrarily late times, but are bounded away from the singularity. We also study the details of length or area growth during thermalization. While the area of extremal surfaces increases monotonically, geodesic length is neither monotonic nor continuous. Open Access, © 2014 The Authors.


Haehl F.M.,Science Laboratories
Journal of High Energy Physics | Year: 2015

Abstract: Entanglement entropy of holographic CFTs is expected to play a crucial role in the reconstruction of semiclassical bulk gravity. We consider the entanglement entropy of spherical regions of vacuum, which is known to contain universal contributions. After perturbing the CFT with a relevant scalar operator, also the first order change of this quantity gives a universal term which only depends on a discrete set of basic CFT parameters. We show that in gravity this statement corresponds to the uniqueness of the ghost-free graviton propagator on an AdS background geometry. While the gravitational dynamics in this context contains little information about the structure of the bulk theory, there is a discrete set of dimensionless parameters of the theory which determines the entanglement entropy. We argue that for every (not necessarily holographic) CFT, any reasonable gravity model can be used to compute this particular entanglement entropy. We elucidate how this statement is consistent with AdS/CFT and also give various generalizations. On the one hand this illustrates the remarkable usefulness of geometric concepts for understanding entanglement in general CFTs. On the other hand, it provides hints as to what entanglement data can be expected to provide enough information to distinguish, e.g., bulk theories with different higher curvature couplings. © 2015, The Author(s).


Hubeny V.E.,Science Laboratories
Journal of High Energy Physics | Year: 2014

Abstract: A recently explored interesting quantity in AdS/CFT, dubbed ‘residual entropy’, characterizes the amount of collective ignorance associated with either boundary observers restricted to finite time duration, or bulk observers who lack access to a certain spacetime region. However, the previously-proposed expression for this quantity involving variation of boundary entanglement entropy (subsequently renamed to ‘differential entropy’) works only in a severely restrictive context. We explain the key limitations, arguing that in general, differential entropy does not correspond to residual entropy. Given that the concept of residual entropy as collective ignorance transcends these limitations, we identify two correspondingly robust, covariantly-defined constructs: a ‘strip-wedge’ associated with boundary observers and a ‘rim wedge’ associated with bulk observers. These causal sets are well-defined in arbitrary time-dependent asymptotically AdS spacetimes in any number of dimensions. We discuss their relation, specifying a criterion for when these two constructs coincide, and prove an inclusion relation for a general case. We also speculate about the implications for residual entropy. Curiously, despite each construct admitting a well-defined finite quantity related to the areas of associated bulk surfaces, these quantities are not in one-to-one correspondence with the defining regions of unknown. This has nontrivial implications about holographic measures of quantum information. © 2014, The Author(s).


Bell M.J.,Science Laboratories | Worrall F.,Science Laboratories
Science of the Total Environment | Year: 2011

Interest in the application of biochar (charcoal produced during the pyrolysis of biomass) to agricultural land is increasing across the world, recognised as a potential way to capture and store atmospheric carbon. Its interest is heightened by its potential co-benefits for soil quality and fertility. The majority of research has however been undertaken in tropical rather than temperate regions. This study assessed the potential for lump-wood charcoal addition (as a substitute for biochar) to soil types which are typically under arable and forest land-use in North East England. The study was undertaken over a 28. week period and found:. i)No significant difference in net ecosystem respiration (NER) between soils containing charcoal and those without, other than in week 1 of the trial.ii)A significantly higher dissolved organic carbon (DOC) flux from soils containing large amounts of charcoal than from those untreated, when planted with ryegrass.iii)That when increased respiration or DOC loss did occur, neither was sufficiently large to alter the carbon sink benefits of charcoal application.iv)That charcoal incorporation resulted in a significantly lower nitrate flux in soil leachate from mineral soils.v)That charcoal incorporation caused significant increases in soil pH, from 6.98 to 7.22 on bare arable soils when 87,500kg charcoal/ha was applied.Consideration of both the carbon sink and environmental benefits observed here suggests that charcoal application to temperate soils typical of North East England should be considered as a method of carbon sequestration. Before large scale land application is encouraged, further large scale trials should be undertaken to confirm the positive results of this research. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.


News Article | December 14, 2016
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Can you tell the difference between music composed by Bach and by a neural network? Johann Sebastian Bach is widely considered one of the great composers of baroque music. Bach lived and worked in Germany during the 18th century and is revered for the beauty of his compositions and his technical mastery of harmony and counterpoint. One form of music that Bach excelled in was a type of polyphonic hymn known as a chorale cantata. These are based on Lutheran texts and sung by four voices. The composer starts with a well-known tune which is sung by the soprano and then composes three harmonies sung by the alto, tenor, and bass voices. Bach wrote over 300 short chorale compositions. These compositions have attracted computer scientists because the process of producing them is step-like and algorithmic. But doing this well is also hard because of the delicate interplay between harmony and melody. That raises an interesting question: could a machine create chorales in the same style of Bach? Today we get an answer thanks to the work of Gaetan Hadjeres and Francois Pachet at the Sony Computer Science Laboratories in Paris. These guys have developed a neural network that has learned to produce choral cantatas in the style of Bach. They call their machine DeepBach (see also “AI Songsmith Cranks Out Surprisingly Catchy Tunes”). “After being trained on the chorale harmonizations by Johann Sebastian Bach, our model is capable of generating highly convincing chorales in the style of Bach,” say Hadjeres and Pachet. Indeed, about half the time, these compositions fool human experts into thinking they were actually written by Bach. The machine-learning technique is straightforward. Hadjeres and Pachet begin by creating a data set to train their neural network. They begin with 352 chorales composed by Bach and then transpose these to other keys that lie within a predefined vocal range, to give a data set of 2,503 chorales. They use 80 percent of these to train their neural network to recognize Bach harmonies and the rest to validate it. The machine then produces harmonies of its own in the style of Bach. The team tests the device by giving it a melody, which it then uses to produce harmonies for three other voices, the alto, tenor, and bass. While other algorithmic approaches can also do this, an important question is how well they all compare with Bach’s work. To find out, the team asked more than 1,600 people to listen two different harmonies of the same melody. More than 400 of them were professional musicians or music students. Each had to determine which of the two harmonies sounded more like Bach. The team also included harmonies produced by other algorithms in this test. The results make for interesting reading. When given a DeepBach-generated harmony, around half the voters judged that it was composed by Bach. That’s significantly higher than with music generated by any other algorithm. “We consider this to be a good score knowing the complexity of Bach’s compositions,” say Hadjeres and Pachet. Even when confronted with music composed by Bach himself, participants only judged that correctly 75 percent of the time. That’s interesting work that has fascinating implications. If it is possible for a deep-learning machine to produce chorales in the style of Bach, then why not also in the style of other composers and perhaps even other styles of music? That could provide an interesting way to analyze compositions and to study the nature of creativity. “This method is not only applicable to Bach chorales but embraces a wide range of polyphonic chorale music, from Palestrina to Take 6,” say Hadjeres and Pachet. In many cases, that will be easier said than done. Bach’s chorales are highly structured and follow specific rules in their construction, albeit a great many of them. Other forms of music are not always so organized. Nevertheless, deep-learning machines from Sony’s labs and elsewhere have begun to produce well-regarded pieces of music. It will come as no surprise if these machines soon begin to take on more ambitious works such as symphonies, operas, and more. Bach would surely have been amazed!

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