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  • 1551.
    Agrawal, Santosh
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Lenormand, Maud
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Martín-Matute, Belén
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Selective Alkylation of (Hetero)Aromatic Amines with Alcohols Catalyzed by a Ruthenium Pincer Complex2012In: Organic Letters, ISSN 1523-7060, E-ISSN 1523-7052, Vol. 14, no 6, p. 1456-1459Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A readily available pincer ruthenium(II) complex catalyzes the selective monoalkylation of (hetero)aromatic amines with a wide range of primary alcohols (including pyridine-, furan-, and thiophene-substituted alcohols) with high efficiency when used in low catalyst loadings (1 mol %). Tertiary amine formation via polyalkylation does not occur, making this ruthenium system an excellent catalyst for the synthesis of sec-amines.

  • 1552.
    Agrawal, Santosh
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Martínez-Castro, Elisa
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Marcos, Rocio
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Martín-Matute, Belén
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Organic Chemistry.
    Readily Available Ruthenium Complex for Efficient Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of Aromatic alpha-Hydroxy Ketones2014In: Organic Letters, ISSN 1523-7060, E-ISSN 1523-7052, Vol. 16, no 8, p. 2256-2259Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A ruthenium complex formed from commercially available [Ru(p-cymene)Cl-2](2) and 1,4-bis(diphenylphosphino)butane catalyzes the racemization of aromatic alpha-hydroxy ketones very efficiently at room temperature. The racemization is fully compatible with a kinetic resolution catalyzed by a lipase from Pseudomonas stutzeri. This is the first example of dynamic kinetic resolution of alpha-hydroxy ketones at ambient temperature in which the metal and enzyme catalysts work in concert in one pot at room temperature to give quantitative yields of esters of alpha-hydroxy ketones with very high enantioselectivity.

  • 1553.
    Agrell, Per Sigurd
    Stockholm University.
    Systems theory for systems practice: [(a simple framework for complex studies)]1991Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 1554.
    Agrenius, Ellen
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
    Labour and human rights standards internationally: CSR as the new paradigm?2013Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1555. Agréus, Lars
    et al.
    Hellström, Per M.
    Talley, Nicholas J.
    Wallner, Bengt
    Forsberg, Anna
    Vieth, Michael
    Veits, Lothar
    Björkegren, Karin
    Engstrand, Lars
    Andreasson, Anna
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Stress Research Institute. Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
    Towards a healthy stomach? Helicobacter pylori prevalence has dramatically decreased over 23 years in adults in a Swedish community2016In: United European Gastroenterology journal, ISSN 2050-6406, E-ISSN 2050-6414, Vol. 4, no 5, p. 686-696Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background In Western countries the prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection may be declining but there is a lack of recent longitudinal population studies. We evaluated the changing epidemiology over a 23-year period in Sweden. Materials and methods In 1989, the validated Abdominal Symptom Questionnaire (ASQ) was mailed to a random sample of inhabitants (ages 22-80 years) in a Swedish community, and 1097 (87%) responded. H. pylori serology was analysed in a representative subsample (n=145). Twenty-three years later, the ASQ was mailed again using similar selection criteria, and 388 out of 1036 responders had an upper endoscopy with assessment of H. pylori and corpus atrophy status. Results The prevalence of positive H. pylori serology decreased from 37.9% (1989) to 15.8% (2012), corresponding to a decrease in odds of 75% per decade (odds ratio (OR): 0.25; 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.11-0.59, p=0.001) independent of age, gender, body mass index (BMI) and level of education, with a pattern consistent with a birth cohort effect. The prevalence increased with increasing age (p=0.001). The prevalence of H. pylori on histology in 2012 was 11.4% (95% CI 8.6-15.0). The prevalence of corpus atrophy on serology and/or histology in 2012 was 3.2% (95% CI 1.8-5.5); all cases were 57 years old. Conclusion The stomach is healthier in 2012 compared with 1989. H. pylori prevalence in adults has decreased over the last two decades to a level where clinical management might be affected.

  • 1556.
    Agthe, Michael
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Crystallization on the Mesoscale: Self-Assembly of Iron Oxide Nanocubes into Mesocrystals2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Self-assembly of nanoparticles is a promising route to form complex, nanostructured materials with functional properties. Nanoparticle assemblies characterized by a crystallographic alignment of the nanoparticles on the atomic scale, i.e. mesocrystals, are commonly found in nature with outstanding functional and mechanical properties. This thesis aims to investigate and understand the formation mechanisms of mesocrystals formed by self-assembling iron oxide nanocubes.

    We have used the thermal decomposition method to synthesize monodisperse, oleate-capped iron oxide nanocubes with average edge lengths between 7 nm and 12 nm and studied the evaporation-induced self-assembly in dilute toluene-based nanocube dispersions. The influence of packing constraints on the alignment of the nanocubes in nanofluidic containers has been investigated with small and wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS, respectively). We found that the nanocubes preferentially orient one of their {100} faces with the confining channel wall and display mesocrystalline alignment irrespective of the channel widths. 

    We manipulated the solvent evaporation rate of drop-cast dispersions on fluorosilane-functionalized silica substrates in a custom-designed cell. The growth stages of the assembly process were investigated using light microscopy and quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D). We found that particle transport phenomena, e.g. the coffee ring effect and Marangoni flow, result in complex-shaped arrays near the three-phase contact line of a drying colloidal drop when the nitrogen flow rate is high. Diffusion-driven nanoparticle assembly into large mesocrystals with a well-defined morphology dominates at much lower nitrogen flow rates. Analysis of the time-resolved video microscopy data was used to quantify the mesocrystal growth and establish a particle diffusion-based, three-dimensional growth model. The dissipation obtained from the QCM-D signal reached its maximum value when the microscopy-observed lateral growth of the mesocrystals ceased, which we address to the fluid-like behavior of the mesocrystals and their weak binding to the substrate. Analysis of electron microscopy images and diffraction patterns showed that the formed arrays display significant nanoparticle ordering, regardless of the distinctive formation process. 

    We followed the two-stage formation mechanism of mesocrystals in levitating colloidal drops with real-time SAXS. Modelling of the SAXS data with the square-well potential together with calculations of van der Waals interactions suggests that the nanocubes initially form disordered clusters, which quickly transform into an ordered phase.

  • 1557.
    Agthe, Michael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Høydalsvik, Kristin
    Mayence, Arnaud
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Karvinen, Petri
    Liebi, Marianne
    Bergström, Lennart
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Nygård, Kim
    Controlling Orientational and Translational Order of Iron Oxide Nanocubes by Assembly in Nanofluidic Containers2015In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 31, no 45, p. 12537-12543Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We demonstrate that spatial confinement can be used to control the orientational and translational order of cubic nanoparticles. For this purpose we have combined X-ray scattering and scanning electron microscopy to study the ordering of iron oxide nanocubes that have self-assembled from toluene-based dispersions in nanofluidic channels. An analysis of scattering vector components with directions parallel and perpendicular to the slit walls shows that the confining walls induce a preferential parallel alignment of the nanocube (100) faces. Moreover, slit wall separations that are commensurate with an integer multiple of the edge length of the oleic acid-capped nanocubes result in a more pronounced translational order of the self-assembled arrays compared to incommensurate confinement. These results show that the confined assembly of anisotropic nanocrystals is a promising route to nanoscale devices with tunable anisotropic properties.

  • 1558.
    Agthe, Michael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Plivelic, Tomas S.
    Labrador, Ana
    Bergström, Lennart
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Salazar-Alvarez, German
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Following in Real Time the Two-Step Assembly of Nanoparticles into Mesocrystals in Levitating Drops2016In: Nano letters (Print), ISSN 1530-6984, E-ISSN 1530-6992, Vol. 16, no 11, p. 6838-6843Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Mesocrystals composed of crystallographically aligned nanocrystals are present in biominerals and assembled materials which show strongly directional properties of importance for mechanical protection and functional devices. Mesocrystals are commonly formed by complex biomineralization processes and can also be generated by assembly of anisotropic nanocrystals. Here, we follow the evaporation-induced assembly of maghemite nanocubes into mesocrystals in real time in levitating drops. Analysis of time-resolved small-angle X-ray scattering data and ex situ scanning electron microscopy together with interparticle potential calculations show that the substrate-free, particle-mediated crystallization process proceeds in two stages involving the formation and rapid transformation of a dense, structurally disordered phase into ordered mesocrystals. Controlling and tailoring the particle-mediated formation of mesocrystals could be utilized to assemble designed nanoparticles into new materials with unique functions.

  • 1559.
    Agthe, Michael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Wetterskog, Erik
    Bergström, Lennart
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Following the Assembly of Iron Oxide Nanocubes by Video Microscopy and Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring2017In: Langmuir, ISSN 0743-7463, E-ISSN 1520-5827, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 303-310Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have studied the growth of ordered arrays by evaporation-induced self-assembly of iron oxide nanocubes with edge lengths of 6.8 and 10.1 nm using video microscopy (VM) and quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring (QCM-D). Ex situ electron diffraction of the ordered arrays demonstrates that the crystal axes of the nanocubes are coaligned and confirms that the ordered arrays are mesocrystals. Time-resolved video microscopy shows that growth of the highly ordered arrays at slow solvent evaporation is controlled by particle diffusion and can be described by a simple growth model. The growth of each mesocrystal depends only on the number of nanoparticles within the accessible region irrespective of the relative time of formation. The mass of the dried mesocrystals estimated from the analysis of the bandwidth-shift-to-frequency-shift ratio correlates well with the total mass of the oleate-coated nanoparticles in the deposited dispersion drop.

  • 1560.
    Agthe, Michael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Wetterskog, Erik
    Bergström, Lennart
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Following the mesocrystal growth of self-assembling iron oxide nanocubes by video microscopy and quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoringManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 1561.
    Agthe, Michael
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Wetterskog, Erik
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Mouzon, Johanne
    Salazar-Alvarez, German
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Bergström, Lennart
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Dynamic growth modes of ordered arrays and mesocrystals during drop-casting of iron oxide nanocubes2014In: CrystEngComm, ISSN 1466-8033, E-ISSN 1466-8033, Vol. 16, no 8, p. 1443-1450Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The growth modes of self-assembled mesocrystals and ordered arrays from dispersions of iron oxide nanocubes with a mean edge length of 9.6 nm during controlled solvent removal have been investigated with a combination of visible light video microscopy, atomic force microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Mesocrystals with translational and orientational order of sizes up to 10 mu m are formed spontaneously during the final, diffusion-controlled, drop-casting stage when the liquid film is very thin and the particle concentration is high. Convection-driven deposition of ordered nanocube arrays at the edge of the drying droplet is a manifestation of the so called coffee-ring effect. Dendritic growth or fingering of rapidly growing arrays of ordered nanocubes could also be observed in a transition regime as the growth front moves from the initial three-phase contact line towards the centre of the original droplet.

  • 1562.
    Aguiar, Laura
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK).
    The Unfinished Past and The Walls: Forming the Cultural Memory of the Northern Irish Conflict Through Murals.2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines how media form the cultural memory of wars. Since the 1980s,research on media and memory has considerably increased but it has mostly focused onnews reports and photographs and on the two World Wars and American-led conflicts, suchas Vietnam and Iraq. Therefore, this study looks at a more alternative medium: thecommunity murals painted during the conflict in Northern Ireland and it takes as a casestudy the murals of the Catholic district of the Bogside, in Derry. It is examined how thesemurals have formed the cultural memory of the Troubles since the beginning of the 1990speace process. It is investigated what discourses of memory have been spun in the murals;who the villains, victims and heroes are; which events are being remembered; and if theypresent a non-partisan view of the conflict. Moreover, it is also uncovered the practises ofdiscourse, that is the producers’ identity and aspirations, their media use and the influenceof the context in the production of memory. To address such questions this study draws ona combination of critical discourse analysis and ethnography to examine the 12 photographsof the murals together with the field observation and the interview carried out with KevinHasson, one of the three Bogside muralists. The findings reveal twelve discourses ofmemory, the influence of the peace process and the audience in all stages of theproduction, the partisan view of the conflict as well as absences such as the role of the IRAand the media. Cultural memory of wars, thus, is highly selective and excluding and it blendswith the producers’ and the audience’s personal memory. The results bring a new casestudy with important insights to the discussions on media and remembrance as well as theyadd a media analysis of the murals for the studies on the Northern Irish conflict.

  • 1563. Aguiar-Conraria, Luis
    et al.
    Brinca, Pedro
    Gudjonsson, Haukur Vidar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Soares, Maria Joana
    Business cycle synchronization across US states2017In: The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, ISSN 1935-1690, E-ISSN 1935-1690, Vol. 17, no 1, article id 20150158Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We use wavelet analysis to conclude that individual U.S. states' business cycles are very well synchronized. We also find evidence of a strong and significant correlation between business cycle dissimilitudes and the distance between each pair of states, consistent to gravity type mechanisms where distance affects trade. Trade, in turn, increases business cycle synchronization, while a higher degree of industry specialization is associated with a higher dissimilitude of the state cycle with the aggregate economy. Finally, there is evidence that business cycle dissimilitudes have been decreasing with time, consistent with the previous findings coupled with the idea that information and communications technology make distances smaller.

  • 1564.
    Aguilar Dominguez, Emilio
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Glück, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Maksimovic, Veselin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Marknadsföring på Internet: En beskrivande undersökning om vilka marknadsföringsstrategier som de fem största tillverkarna av antivirusprogram tillämpar.2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Ingen kan ha undgått den stora boomen av Internet på senare tid. Internet används idag av miljontals användare till framförallt, sökande efter information men även till många andra ändamål. Man kan tex numera handla många produkter på Internet.

  • 1565.
    Aguilar Dominguez, Emilio
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Maksimovic, Veselin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    IAS/IFRS 2005; ökad trygghet för revisorn och högre kvalité på redovisningen?: -en attitydundersökning bland revisorer2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund och problem: Uppsatsen berör revisorers attityd till de nya redovisningsreglerna IAS/IFRS, som trädde i kraft i januari 2005 i Sverige. IAS/IFRS har utvecklats av IASB som har till uppgift att harmonisera världens redovisningsstandarder. IAS/IFRS innebär att företagen ska ta fram mer detalje-rad information för att öka öppenheten och jämförbarheten i redovisningen. Men en ökad öppenhet och jämförbarhet ställer stora krav på företagsledningen som måste förklara sina handlingar och bli tydligare gentemot sina intressenter och analytiker. Det kan tänkas sig att intressenter-na och analytikerna därmed kan på ett mer effektivt sätt kontrollera företagsledningens hand-lingar. Vid tillämpningen av detta regelverk har tolkningsfrågorna och oklarheterna har varit många. Dessa regler kräver en mycket mer omfattande revision och frågan är om nyttan av dessa regler över-stiger kostnaden för revisorns granskning.

  • 1566.
    Aguilar, Elliot
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution. City University of New York, United States.
    Ghirlanda, Stefano
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution. City University of New York, United States; Brooklyn College, United States.
    Modeling the genealogy of a cultural trait2015In: Theoretical Population Biology, ISSN 0040-5809, E-ISSN 1096-0325, Vol. 101, p. 1-8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The mathematical study of genealogies has yielded important insights in population biology, such as the ability to estimate the time to the most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of a sample of genetic sequences or of a group of individuals. Here we introduce a model of cultural genealogies that is a step toward answering similar questions for cultural traits. In our model individuals can inherit from a variable, potentially large number of ancestors, rather than from a fixed, small number of ancestors (one or two) as is typical of genetic evolution. We first show that, given a sample of individuals, a cultural common ancestor does not necessarily exist. We then introduce a related concept: the most recent unique ancestor (MRUA), i.e., the most recent single individual who is the earliest cultural ancestor of the sample. We show that, under neutral evolution, the time to the MRUA can be staggeringly larger than the time to MRCA in a single ancestor model, except when the average number of learning opportunities per individuals is small. Our results point out that the properties of cultural genealogies may be very different from those of genetic genealogies, with potential implications for reconstructing the histories of cultural traits.

  • 1567.
    Aguilar Soto, Patricia
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Deniz-Wessberg, Rakel
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Riding the yield curve: En studie av den svenska avkastningskurvan2003Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Att rida på avkastningskurvan är en strategi som investerare använder sig av i hopp om att kunna erhålla överavkastning. Strategin går ut på att köpa räntebärande papper på penningmarknaden med en längre löptid än den planerade innehavsperioden dvs. man säljer dem innan löptiden är slut. Detta gör man när avkastningskurvan har en positiv lutning för att göra en vinst då räntan faller ju närmare löptidens slut man kommer. En förutsättning för att strategin ska lyckas är att avkastningskurvan behåller sin form.

  • 1568.
    Aguilar Soto, Patricia
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Kolstad, Martin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Deniz-Wessberg, Rakel
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Företagsobligationer: Ett nytt investeringsalternativ2002Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning saknas.

  • 1569.
    Aguilar Sánchez, Andrea
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Jalvo, Blanca
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Mathew, Aji P.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Nano-cellulose coatings for antifouling polyethersulfone (PES) membranes2019Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 1570.
    Aguilar-Sánchez, Andrea
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Jalvo, Blanca
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Mathew, Aji P.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
    Nano-cellulose coatings for antifouling and mechanically enhanced polyethersulfone (PES) membranes2019In: Nordic Polymer Days 2019: Book of Abstracts / [ed] Rita de Sousa Dias, Sulalit Bandyopadhyay, 2019, p. 92-92Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Membrane technology is commonly used for filtration processes of industrial wastewater. Using membranes for water filtration is a safe and energy efficient solution. One of the main problems that arises during the usage of membranes is the fouling effects. Fouling increases the membrane separation resistance, reduces productivity due to a flux decline and affect membrane selectivity. These effects can be avoid by modifying the surface of the membranes using bio-based materials such as nano-cellulose. Nano-cellulose is a great example of a material obtained from renewable resources, which provides high reinforcement and antifouling properties to membranes.

    The aim of this work was the development of coatings with cellulose nano-crystals (CNC) and Tempooxidized cellulose nano-fribrils (T-CNF) using polyvinyl-alcohol (PVOH), as binding phase to enhance mechanical and antifouling properties over pure commercial PES membranes. The coatings were chemically crosslinked to increase mechanical properties and to improve stability of the coating and avoid swelling. It is expected that by avoiding swelling, permeability remains stable through time. All coating formulations remained stable after 10 hours of crossflow filtration. Mechanical properties of the coated membranes were improved in both dry and wet conditions, showing higher values of tensile strenght and E modulus compared to the uncoated ones. In addition, coated membranes showed high hydrophilicity and low adherence of bovine serum albumin (BSA).

    The coatings developed showed stability over PES membranes and provide them with a nanostructured surface which showed an extended durability in use. The modified surface membranes presented good mechanical properties in dry and wet conditions, high flux, high hydrophilicity, resistance to BSA fouling and to different pH environments. Moreover, these modified membranes showed promising results for fast upscaling at industrial level due to the simplicity of the coating process and the availability of the materials in the market.

  • 1571. Aguirre, A. A.
    et al.
    Angerbjörn, A.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology, Animal Ecology.
    Tannerfeldt, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology.
    Mörner, T.
    Health evaluation of arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) cubs in Sweden2000In: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 36-40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Hematologic. serum biochemistry, and serum cortisol reference ranges were established and tonsil/rectal bacterial and fecal parasite examinations were performed on 21 wild arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) cubs during July 1996. Several of the hematologic and serum biochemistry values fell within normal ranges for other wild canids or domestic dogs of the same age class. Serum alanine transaminase and creatine phosphokinase values were significantly higher in the youngest cubs. Proteus vulgaris and Escherichia coli were isolated from both tonsilar and rectal swabs of several cubs in all dens. The most common gastrointestinal parasite ova were Toxascaris leonina (59%), Isospora spp. (52%), Uncinaria stenocephala (33%), and Capillaria spp. (26%). Prevalence of T. leonina differed significantly between dens and between age groups. Hematologic and serum biochemistry values and degree of parasitism may be indicators of health, stress, and nutritional status of arctic foxes.

  • 1572. Aguirre, A. Alonso
    et al.
    Principe, B.
    Tannerfeldt, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology.
    Angerbjörn, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology.
    Mörner, Torsten
    Field anesthesia of wild arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) cubs in the Swedish lapland using medetomidine-ketamine-atipamezole2000In: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Vol. 31, no 2, p. 244-246Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A safe and effective anesthetic regime for use in arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) cubs was developed. During July 1996, six free-ranging 6-8-wk-old cubs were captured near their den in Vindelfjallen Nature Reserve, Sweden. Medetomidine and ketamine HCl, followed by atipamezole, were selected for the anesthetic trial because of the well-documented safety and efficacy of this drug combination in a broad range of species. The dosage regimen used was 50 mu g/kg medetomidine combined with 2.5 mg/kg ketamine followed by reversal with 250 mu g/kg atipamezole. induction was rapid, with a mean induction time of 1 min and 32 sec (range: 58-150 sec). The cubs were anesthetized for a mean time of 18 +/- 5 min (range: 13-25 min). Serially recorded heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, and pulse oximetry were stable throughout the anesthetic period for all cubs. Anesthetic depth was suitable for safe handling and minor clinical procedures, including venipuncture. Following atipamezole, all cubs were standing within 12 +/- 7 min (range: 5-24 min) and fully recovered at 27 +/- 5 min (range: 19-36 min). This information will be useful for future captive breeding and management programs involving the endangered arctic fox.

  • 1573.
    Aguirre Vidal, Gladis
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Mobilising care: Ecuadorian families and transnational lives between Ecuador and Spain2019Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis focuses on the dynamics of care in the transnational lives of Ecuadorian migrant women in Spain. It is concerned with the various forms of care that take shape and are sustained in the workplace, between friends, and among family members in Ecuador and Spain. Ultimately, it sheds light on how care is mobilised to sustain ideals of solidarity at work as well as togetherness in transnational life. The thesis is set against the background of the economic and political crisis in Ecuador of the late 1990s and early 2000s, which resulted not only in the dollarization of the economy and the removal of the country’s president, but in a dramatic shift of traditional male migration from the southern highlands to the United States, to a new wave of largely middle class female migration to Western Europe, especially Spain. Women from across the country left their children, spouses and elderly parents behind to work in domestic and care jobs abroad. In Ecuador, this disturbed the dominant cultural imaginary of the co-habitating and united family, centred on the presence of the woman as mother and wife. In light of this, the thesis engages with women’s dilemmas in giving and receiving care during years of absence, the role of family members, friends and domestic workers in this process, and the development of long-term goals focused on remittances, reunification, return, and the ultimate goal of creating a better future. Most generally, while challenging a series of dichotomies between love and money, home and work, gift and commodity—which have structured academic discussions concerning the feminization of international migration—the thesis describes the intimate relationship between women’s participation in the gift economy and a global labour market through the lens of care relationships.

  • 1574.
    Aguirre Vidal, Gladis
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Anthropology.
    Om känslor på jobbet: intimitet, omsorg och hushållstjänster i Barcelona2013In: Rena hem på smutsiga villkor? : hushållstjänster, migration och globalisering / [ed] Anna Gavanas & Catharina Calleman, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2013, p. 143-160Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 1575.
    Agurell, Eva
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Toxicology.
    Comparative studies of alkylating and N-heterocyclic compounds on different genetic endpoints with special emphasis on amplification of minisatellite sequences1992Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Several mutational events are involved in the multistage process of cancer. Genetic instability of tumor DNA is shown in a variety of genetic changes such as point mutations, chromosomal aberrations, aneuploidy, DNA amplification and somatic recombination. Highly repetitive sequences, minisatellite DNA, have been changed in tumors, most probably by DNA amplification.

    To better predict carcinogens all these genetic changes should be considered. The present investigation has focused on the study of genetic changes especially DNA amplification with the use of genetic instability of minisatellites. DNA alterations in human bladder tumors were examined. A new in vitro test system was developed to study DNA amplification.

    In this study DNA fingerprint analysis, with the use of minisatellite DNA, of 22 bladder tumor patients is performed. DNA alterations were determined in approximately 50% of the examined bladder tumor patients. In eight of these ten patients a loss of bands was demonstrated.

    To study DNA amplifications an in vitro test system was developed. A haploid yeast strain was constructed, the TR(MS1)-1, which carries a chromosomal integration of the human minisatellite sequence MSI. The spontaneous frequency of new MSI length alleles was approximately 30%. Both amplifications and deamplifications can be detected in this system without selection. A plasmid pop-out frequency can also be meausured.

    A number of model compounds was used during this study, namely three alkylating agents, a nongenotoxic carcinogen and several nitrogen heterocyclic compounds. To compare genotoxicity and the mechanism of action, these compounds are tested in several in vitro test systems. Ethylene oxide (EO) was demonstrated to be more potent than propylene oxide (PO) in several of the measured endpoints in yeast. EO induced changes in the amplification spectrum of new MSI length alleles in TR(MS1)-1 while PO increased the plasmid pop-out frequency. 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo(p)dioxin (TCDD) was also seen to induce changes in the amplification spectrum of new MSI length alleles, thus demonstrating an effect of TCDD at the DNA level. Among the N-heterocyclic compounds, camptothecin increased the plasmid pop-out frequency in TR(MS1)-1. Two tryptophan photoproducts, "284" and "312", were shown to bind to the A A-receptor. They were demonstrated to be nongenotoxic and antimutagenic in bacteria and slightly genotoxic in yeast. These two compounds are antimutagenic by inhibiting the cytochrome P450IA1. "284" increased cell survival or cell division. These two tryptophan photoproducts, ”284" and "312", are postulated to be biological signal substances by being the endogenous ligand to the Ah -receptor.

  • 1576. Agwuele, Augustine
    et al.
    Sussman, Harvey M
    Lindblom, Björn
    Stockholm University.
    The Effect of Speaking Rate on Consonant Vowel Coarticulation2008In: Phonetica, Vol. 65, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2007 Lindblom et al. introduced a methodological tool to isentangle consonant-vowel (CV) coarticulation attributable to emphatic stress apart from the vowel expansion effects known to accompany the prosodic overlay. After empirically accounting for the altered vowel positions, they reported small but consistent

    increases in F2 transition onsets in emphatically produced CVs that could not be attributed to vowel context influences, and that differed across stop place. At issue is whether the findings of these authors can be replicated, but in the opposite direction,

    for CVs produced at fast speaking rates. Amodified locus equation regression metric was similarly used to account for rate-induced vowel reduction effects in predicting frequencies of F2 transition onsets in rapid speech. Six American-English speakers

    produced [V1.CV2] sequences embedded in a carrier sentence, at three speaking tempos: normal, fast, and fastest. Significant differences were found between ‘predicted’ and ‘observed’ F2 onsets across stops, with alveolars and velars showing greater decreases in F2 onsets during more rapid speech than labials.The complementary findings are discussed relative to a unified view of anticipatory coarticulation in CV production across a continuum of hyperarticulated spectral expansion to hypoarticulated spectral reduction.

  • 1577.
    Agyemang Gyasi, Daniel
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Peeran, Miro
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Fundamental aktievärdering2004Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen studerar fundamental aktievärdering. Syftet med studien ät att undersöka vilka modeller som finns inom den fundamentala ansatsen, hur värderingsprocessen går till och inte minst även om värderingsmodellerna är tillförlitliga.

  • 1578.
    Agyemang Gyasi, Daniel
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Peeran, Miro
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
    Tradingstrategi: med teknisk analys2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    De senaste åren har sparandet i aktier ökat kraftigt och sedan PPM valet startades är nästan alla yrkesverksamma svenskar aktieägare i någon form . Många äger aktier direkt eller indirekt via fonder.

  • 1579.
    Agö, Jenny
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Out of the dark: A qualitative field study of Kenyan reporters' role in the Somalia conflict2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study has been to find out how Kenyan journalists look at their own role in the development of the Somalia conflict and how they work to make sure that they have a positive impact on the situation. The empirical material consists of seven semi-structured interviews with journalists who work in print- or broadcast media in the Kenyan capital Nairobi and who specialises in conflict reporting in general and Somalia more specifically. The interviews were summarised, analysed and presented in a thematic order, based on the initial research questions stated below: 

     

    • Do Kenyan journalists believe that they can help bring peace and stability in Somalia and if so, how?
    • How do Kenyan journalists look at their own role in reporting about the Somalia conflict?
    • How do Kenyan journalists reason when choosing subjects to report about, angles and sources?

    The result of the study is very clear: all journalists interviewed believe that they can help bring peace and stability in Somalia. Some even believe that without the media, there won’t be peace in Somalia. However, they look slightly different at their individual roles as reporters covering a conflict in a neighbouring country where their own nation is militarily involved. Some look at themselves as objective messengers that report the truth no matter the implications. Others are sensitive when it comes to showing pictures of dead people or publishing the number of casualties, afraid that it might stir up emotions and cause retaliatory attacks. One journalist stands out as the only one openly supporting a patriotic line that he believes is needed for the Kenyan military to defeat the enemy and in the end achieve peace and stability in the region. They all consider it difficult to remain objective when reporting from Somalia, since they most often need to work embedded with the troops for security reasons.

    African journalists need to highlight the plight of the Somali people and also report about the positive sides of the region, all journalists believe. It is important to paint a brighter picture of Somalia in order to bring new investments to the poor country. Also, they all emphasise the need to talk to the people of Somalia, to let them speak for themselves, because in the end, only Somalis can bring peace to their country. 

  • 1580. Ahacic, K
    et al.
    Kåreholt, I
    Thorslund, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Parker, M.G
    Relationship between symptoms, physical capacity and activity limitations in 1992 and 2002.2007In: Aging, Vol. 19, p. 187-193Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 1581. Ahacic, K
    et al.
    Kåreholt, Ingemar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aging Research Center (ARC), (together with KI).
    Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in the general Swedish population from 1968 to 2002: Age, period, and cohort patterns2010In: Pain, ISSN 0304-3959, E-ISSN 1872-6623, Vol. 151, no 1, p. 206-214Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We examined age, period, and cohort patterns in musculoskeletalpainprevalence between 1968 and 2002 in the Swedishpopulation. A repeated nationally representative survey allowed cross-sectional comparisons of ages 18–75 (5 waves n ≈ 5000), and ages 77+ at later waves (2 waves n ≈ 500). Cross-sectional 10-year age group differences in 5 waves, time-lag differences between waves (shifts across time) for age groups, and within-cohort differences between waves for 10-year birth cohorts followed over time were analyzed using graphs and ordered logistic regressions. The outcome scale was based on the three items measuring slight or severe pain in back, shoulder, and joints during the past 12 months. Age–period–cohort models showed that painprevalence increased with age – mild or severe at all locations. Adjusted for the age-related increase, the cohorts followed over time did not show significant period change, except for cohorts born during 1940s. Beginning with the 1940s’ cohorts painprevalence increased over the period, and after baseline later cohorts also entered adulthood and the study with a higher painprevalence. The prevalence of pain in the adult population thus increased with the passage through age and time of the 1940s cohorts. While there were no pronounced cohort differences at baseline in 1968, results demonstrated strong age effects in pain. The results indicate that the prevalence of musculoskeletalpain among the oldest age groups may increase in the future, when more baby-boomers are entering their oldest ages.

  • 1582.
    Ahacic, Kozma
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Improvements in the aging population 1968-1991: trends in mobility and dental status2002Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 1583. Ahacic, Kozma
    et al.
    Damström-Thakker, Kerstin
    Kåreholt, Ingemar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aging Research Center (ARC), (together with KI).
    Recurring alcohol-related care between 1998 and 2007 among people treated for an alcohol-related disorder in 1997: a register study in Stockholm County2011In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 11, p. 574-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Inpatient care for alcohol intoxication is increasing in Sweden, especially among young women. Since it is well known that alcohol disorder is a chronic relapsing illness, this study examines the extent to which people return for more care.

    METHOD: All inpatients with alcohol-related diagnoses in Stockholm County during 1997 were followed prospectively to 2007 through registers. The proportion reappearing for the same diagnosis, other alcohol-related inpatient, or outpatient care each year after baseline, as well as the number of years the inpatients reappeared were calculated (n = 2735). Three diagnoses were examined separately; alcohol dependence, harmful use of alcohol, and alcohol intoxication.

    RESULTS: Three out of five inpatients with an alcohol diagnoses reappeared for more alcohol-related inpatient care during the following decade. The proportion returning was largest the year after baseline and then decreased curvilinearly over time. The inclusion of outpatient care increased proportions, but did not change patterns. Of those with an alcohol dependence diagnosis at baseline 42 percent returned for more alcohol-related inpatient care the first, 28 percent the fifth, and 25 percent the tenth year. Corresponding proportions for harmful use and intoxication were smaller. One in five among those with an alcohol dependence returned for more than five of the ten years. Ordered logistic regressions confirmed that besides diagnosis, age and gender were independently related to the number of years returning to care.

    CONCLUSIONS: While middle-aged males with alcohol dependence were in a revolving door, young female inpatients with intoxication diagnosis returned to a comparably lower degree.

  • 1584. Ahacic, Kozma
    et al.
    Kennison, Robert F.
    Kåreholt, Ingemar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aging Research Center (ARC), (together with KI). Jönkoping University, Sweden.
    Alcohol abstinence, non-hazardous use and hazardous use a decade after alcohol-related hospitalization: registry data linked to population-based representative postal surveys2014In: BMC Public Health, ISSN 1471-2458, E-ISSN 1471-2458, Vol. 14, p. 874-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Although there is evident association between alcohol-related hospitalization and alcohol use, the relationship has not been well examined. This study analyzed the extent of alcohol abstinence, non-hazardous use and hazardous use among people who had experienced alcohol-related hospitalization during the preceding decade. Method: Registry data concerning alcohol-related hospitalizations between 1996 and 2007 were linked to two representative surveys, in 2006 and 2007, of residents of Stockholm County. Relevant contrasts were modeled, using logistic regression, in the pooled sample (n = 54 955). Ages were 23-84 years at follow-up. Results: Among persons previously hospitalized (n = 576), half reported non-hazardous use. Non-hazardous use was less prevalent than in the general population - and the extent of non-hazardous use did not change over time following hospitalization. There were no significant age differences, but non-hazardous use was less frequent among people with repeated episodes of care. One in six was abstinent. Abstinence was more common among the old, while hazardous use (exceeding 14 drinks per week for men, and 9 drinks per week for women) decreased with age. Abstinence also increased over time; among persons hospitalized ten years ago, the abstinence rate was twice that of the general population. Associations with hazardous use over time were less conclusive. Hazardous use among those previously hospitalized decreased over time in one sample but not in the other. After pooling the data, there were indications of a decrease over time following hospitalization, but more prevalent hazardous use than in the general population. Conclusions: Following alcohol-related hospitalization, abstinence increased, and there was no evidence of regression towards the mean, i.e., towards non-hazardous use. Abstinence was also more widespread among previously hospitalized persons of older ages. With advancing age, changing hazardous alcohol habits among previously hospitalized appears to yield a trend towards promotion of abstinence.

  • 1585. Ahacic, Kozma
    et al.
    Kennison, Robert F.
    Kåreholt, Ingemar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aging Research Center (ARC), (together with KI).
    Changes in sobriety in the Swedish population over three decades: age, period or cohort effects?2012In: Addiction, ISSN 0965-2140, E-ISSN 1360-0443, Vol. 107, no 4, p. 748-755Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims  This study aimed to examine age, cohort and period trends in alcohol abstinence.

    Design  Two surveys, the Level of Living Survey collected in 1968, 1974, 1981, 1990 and 2000, and the Swedish Panel Study of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD) collected in 1992 and 2002, were studied with graphical depictions of cross-sectional and longitudinal data presented over time and over age. Cross-sectional 10-year age group differences, time-lag differences between waves and within-cohort differences between waves for 10-year birth cohorts were examined. Logistic regression models were applied to confirm the observed patterns.

    Setting  The samples were representative of the Swedish population.

    Participants  Participants ranged in age from 18 to 75 (n = 5000 per wave), and 77+ at later waves (n = 500).

    Measurements  Alcohol abstinence was determined by asking ‘Do you ever drink wine, beer, or spirits?’, where a ‘no’ response indicated abstinence.

    Findings  Decreases in abstinence rates were observed from 1968 to 2000/02. While cross-sectional analysis indicated increased abstinence with advancing age, the longitudinal analysis suggested otherwise. Inspection of cohort differences revealed little change within cohorts and large differences between cohorts; abstinence rates declined in later-born cohorts up to the 1940s birth cohorts; stability was observed in cohorts born since the 1940s. Logistic regression models indicated that neither age nor period were significant (P > 0.05) predictors of abstinence when cohort (P < 0.001) was included.

    Conclusion  Decreasing proportions of total alcohol abstainers in Sweden from 1968 to 2000 appear to be attributable primarily to decreases in successive cohorts rather than drinkers becoming abstainers.

  • 1586.
    Ahacic, Kozma
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Kennison, Robert
    Thorslund, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Trends in smoking in Sweden from 1968 to 2002: Age, period, and cohort patterns2008In: Preventive Medicine, ISSN 0091-7435, E-ISSN 1096-0260, Vol. 46, no 6, p. 558-564Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective. Smoking is related to many later life health outcomes. We examined age, period, and cohort patterns in smoking between 1968 and 2002. Methods. A nationally representative panel study allowed repeated cross-sectional comparisons of ages 18-75 (5 waves n approximate to 5000), and ages 77+ at later waves (2 waves n approximate to 500). Cross-sectional 10-year age group differences in 5 waves, time-lag differences between waves for age groups, and within-cohort differences between waves for 10-year birth cohorts were evaluated using graphs and ordered logistic regressions. Results. Age-period-cohort models suggested that period and age effects dominated smoking patterns, showing decreases over time and age. The 1935-44 and 1945-54 cohorts, however, showed lesser period decline. Moreover, men showed a period reduction of smoking rates but no age related decrease, while women showed an age related decrease but no period effect. The genders' cohort patterns were similar, with higher smoking rates in the last waves for some cohorts, for men the 1945-54 cohort and women the 1935-44 cohort. Conclusions. Cross-sectional studies of cohorts must be aware of age effects. Due to the coming of age of the 1940s' cohorts smoking may increase among women in the oldest age groups.

  • 1587. Ahacic, Kozma
    et al.
    Kåreholt, Ingemar
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aging Research Center (ARC), (together with KI). Karolinska Institute .
    Helgason, Asgeir R.
    Allebeck, Peter
    Non-response bias and hazardous alcohol use in relation to previous alcohol-related hospitalization: comparing survey responses with population data2013In: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, ISSN 1747-597X, E-ISSN 1747-597X, Vol. 8, p. 10-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: This study examines whether alcohol-related hospitalization predicts survey non-response, and evaluates whether this missing data result in biased estimates of the prevalence of hazardous alcohol use and abstinence. Methods: Registry data on alcohol-related hospitalizations during the preceding ten years were linked to two representative surveys. Population data corresponding to the surveys were derived from the Stockholm County registry. The alcohol-related hospitalization rates for survey responders were compared with the population data, and corresponding rates for non-responders were based on the differences between the two estimates. The proportions with hazardous alcohol use and abstinence were calculated separately for previously hospitalized and non-hospitalized responders, and non-responders were assumed to be similar to responders in this respect. Results: Persons with previous alcohol-related admissions were more likely currently to abstain from alcohol (RR=1.58, p<.001) or to have hazardous alcohol use (RR=2.06, p<.001). Alternatively, they were more than twice as likely to have become non-responders. Adjusting for this skewed non-response, i. e., the underrepresentation of hazardous users and abstainers among the hospitalized, made little difference to the estimated rates of hazardous use and abstinence in total. During the ten-year period 1.7% of the population were hospitalized. Conclusions: Few people receive alcohol-related hospital care and it remains unclear whether this group's underrepresentation in surveys is generalizable to other groups, such as hazardous users. While people with severe alcohol problems - i.e. a history of alcohol-related hospitalizations -are less likely to respond to population surveys, this particular bias is not likely to alter prevalence estimates of hazardous use.

  • 1588. Ahacic, Kozma
    et al.
    Thorslund, Mats
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Changes in dental status and dental care utilization in the swedish population over three dacedes: age, period, or cohort effects?2008In: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Vol. 36, no 2, p. 118-127Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 1589.
    Ahacic, Kozma
    et al.
    Karolinska institutet.
    Trygged, Sven
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Kåreholt, Ingemar
    Ageing Research Centre, SU och KI.
    Income and education as predictors of stroke mortality after the survival of a first stroke2012In: Stroke Research and Treatment, ISSN 2090-8105, E-ISSN 2042-0056, Vol. 2012, p. 1-6Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 1590.
    Ahammad, Ronju
    Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
    Understanding institutional changes for reducing vulnerability to landslides in Chittagong City, Bangladesh2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Ineffective hill management policy at the national level and weak enforcement by thelocal authorities has created space for developing many informal settlements alonglandslide prone hillslopes in Chittagong city, Bangladesh. These settlements areconsidered illegal by the formal authorities, the settlers perceive their presence inthose areas as legal occupants, which have caused land tenure conflicts with formalauthorities over the last decades. The continual land tenure conflict has weakenedinstitutional arrangement for reducing vulnerability to landslides in the informalsettlements. The thesis paper is prepared based on the findings of a case study on thelandslides which occurred in 2007 in Chittagong city. The fieldwork of the study wascarried out using qualitative tools such as individual interviewing of organisationalrespondents and a focus group interview in Matijarna informal settlement to examinewhat institutional changes have occurred for reducing social vulnerability of informalsettlers to landslides in Chittagong city. The study finds that the institutional changeshave occurred as short-term mitigation policies like establishing structural measuresalong hillslopes for adjustment and relocation of the most vulnerable informal settlers.Anchoring on institutional change theory, the study suggests that new policies mayreduce social vulnerability of informal settlers to landslides through addressing thefollowing issues. First, previous institutional arrangements and how those shapedpresent vulnerability of informal settlers to landslides must be understood. Second,land tenure security of the informal settlers must be well incorporated in currentmitigation policies. Third, organisational coordination should be strengthened fromnational to local level, as well as, between government agencies and otherorganisations like NGOs and civil society to facilitate policy implementation process.

  • 1591.
    Ahangaran, Reyhaneh
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Psykologer inom BUP - hur talar de om sexualitet med ungdomar?2008Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sexualitet är en viktig del av varje människas liv. För ungdomar utgör sexualiteten en tydlig del i vuxenblivandet och i skapandet av en identitet. Då sexologi saknas som ämne på psykologutbildningen och utifrån mitt intresse för ungdomar aktualiserades frågeställningen för denna undersökning - hur talar psykologer som jobbar inom BUP om sexualitet med ungdomar i terapi? En kvalitativ intervjustudie med nio psykologer genomfördes och analyserades enligt tematisk metod. Svaren visade att de flesta intervjuade psykologerna känner en osäkerhet kring att prata om sexualitet. Detta beror främst på att de har en bristande utbildning och kunskap om ämnet. Visserligen finns goda undantag från detta men de psykologerna är just undantag. Detta väcker tankar om att sexologi måste införas på psykologutbildningen för att kunna garantera såväl ungdomar som vuxna patienter en god psykiatrisk vård där alla aspekter av livet bemöts på ett professionellt och respektfullt sätt.

  • 1592.
    Aharbach, Fouzia
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Ehn, Jenny
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Ser mitt huvud smart ut i den här?: en studie om sjalbärande kvinnors upplevelser av bemötande inom högskolan2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to describe the experiences of social treatment of a few women, whowear a head scarf, within the college/university environment. The study examines socialtreatment from teachers as well as from fellow students. To examine this, the study usesqualitative interviews. The results of the interviews showed that the respondents havevery different experiences. A few of the respondents have very negative experiencesconcerning treatment from teachers, others describe the teachers as supportive.Concerning fellow students some of the respondents described how, in the beginning,they were treated with some distance. This however changed, in most cases, as timewent on. One respondent is undividedly positive about her experience. The studyconcludes that there are examples of both positive and negative social treatment in thewomen's experiences.

  • 1593. Aharonian, F. et al
    et al.
    Axelsson, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Astronomy.
    Conrad, Jan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Meurer, Christine
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    Sellerholm, Alexander
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics.
    The Fermi/LAT Collaboration,
    Simultaneous Observations of PKS 2155–304 with HESS, Fermi, RXTE, and Atom: Spectral Energy Distributions and Variability in a Low State2009In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 696, no 2, p. L150-L155Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report on the first simultaneous observations that cover the optical, X-ray, and high-energy gamma-ray bands of the BL Lac object PKS 2155–304. The gamma-ray bands were observed for 11 days, between 2008 August 25 and 2008 September 6 (MJD 54704–54715), jointly with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the HESS atmospheric Cherenkov array, providing the first simultaneous MeV-TeV spectral energy distribution (SED) with the new generation of γ-ray telescopes. The ATOM telescope and the RXTE and Swift observatories provided optical and X-ray coverage of the low-energy component over the same time period. The object was close to the lowest archival X-ray and very high energy (VHE; >100 GeV) state, whereas the optical flux was much higher. The light curves show relatively little (~30%) variability overall when compared to past flaring episodes, but we find a clear optical/VHE correlation and evidence for a correlation of the X-rays with the high-energy spectral index. Contrary to previous observations in the flaring state, we do not find any correlation between the X-ray and VHE components. Although synchrotron self-Compton models are often invoked to explain the SEDs of BL Lac objects, the most common versions of these models are at odds with the correlated variability we find in the various bands for PKS 2155–304.

  • 1594. Aharonian, Felix
    et al.
    Akamatsu, Hiroki
    Akimoto, Fumie
    Allen, Steven W.
    Angelini, Lorella
    Audard, Marc
    Awaki, Hisamitsu
    Axelsson, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
    Bamba, Aya
    Bautz, Marshall W.
    Blandford, Roger
    Brenneman, Laura W.
    Brown, Gregory
    Bulbul, Esra
    Cackett, Edward M.
    Canning, Rebecca E. A.
    Chernyakova, Maria
    Chiao, Meng P.
    Coppi, Paolo S.
    Costantini, Elisa
    de Plaa, Jelle
    de Vries, Cor P.
    den Herder, Jan-Willem
    Done, Chris
    Dotani, Tadayasu
    Ebisawa, Ken
    Eckart, Megan E.
    Enoto, Teruaki
    Ezoe, Yuichiro
    Fabian, Andrew C.
    Ferrigno, Carlo
    Foster, Adam R.
    Fujimoto, Ryuichi
    Fukazawa, Yasushi
    Furuzawa, Akihiro
    Galeazzi, Massimiliano
    Gallo, Luigi C.
    Gandhi, Poshak
    Giustini, Margherita
    Goldwurm, Andrea
    Gu, Liyi
    Guainazzi, Matteo
    Haba, Yoshito
    Hagino, Kouichi
    Hamaguchi, Kenji
    Harrus, Ilana M.
    Hatsukade, Isamu
    Hayashi, Katsuhiro
    Hayashi, Takayuki
    Hayashi, Tasuku
    Hayashida, Kiyoshi
    Hiraga, Junko S.
    Hornschemeier, Ann
    Hoshino, Akio
    Hughes, John P.
    Ichinohe, Yuto
    Iizuka, Ryo
    Inoue, Hajime
    Inoue, Shota
    Inoue, Yoshiyuki
    Ishida, Manabu
    Ishikawa, Kumi
    Ishisaki, Yoshitaka
    Iwai, Masachika
    Kaastra, Jelle
    Kallman, Tim
    Kamae, Tsuneyoshi
    Kataoka, Jun
    Katsuda, Satoru
    Kawai, Nobuyuki
    Kelley, Richard L.
    Kilbourne, Caroline A.
    Kitaguchi, Takao
    Kitamoto, Shunji
    Kitayama, Tetsu
    Kohmura, Takayoshi
    Kokubun, Motohide
    Koyama, Katsuji
    Koyama, Shu
    Kretschmar, Peter
    Krimm, Hans A.
    Kubota, Aya
    Kunieda, Hideyo
    Laurent, Philippe
    Lee, Shiu-Hang
    Leutenegger, Maurice A.
    Limousin, Olivier
    Loewenstein, Michael
    Long, Knox S.
    Lumr, David
    Madejski, Greg
    Maeda, Yoshitomo
    Maier, Daniel
    Makishima, Kazuo
    Markevitch, Maxim
    Matsumoto, Hironori
    Matsushita, Kyoko
    McCammon, Dan
    McNamara, Brian R.
    Mehdipour, Missagh
    Miller, Eric D.
    Miller, Jon M.
    Mineshige, Shin
    Mitsuda, Kazuhisa
    Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki
    Miyazawa, Takuya
    Mizuno, Tsunefumi
    Mori, Hideyuki
    Mori, Koji
    Mukai, Koji
    Murakami, Hiroshi
    Mushotzky, Richard F.
    Nakagawa, Takao
    Nakajima, Hiroshi
    Nakamori, Takeshi
    Nakashima, Shinya
    Nakazawa, Kazuhiro
    Norukawa, Kumiko K.
    Nobukawa, Masayoshi
    Noda, Hirofumi
    Odaka, Hirokazu
    Ohashi, Takaya
    Ohno, Masanori
    Okajima, Takashi
    Ota, Naomi
    Ozaki, Masanobu
    Paerels, Frits
    Paltani, Stephane
    Petre, Robert
    Pinto, Ciro
    Porter, Frederick S.
    Pottschmidt, Katja
    Reynolds, Christopher S.
    Safi-Harb, Samar
    Saito, Shinya
    Sakai, Kazuhiro
    Sasaki, Toru
    Sato, Goro
    Sato, Kosuke
    Sato, Rie
    Sawada, Makoto
    Schartel, Norbert
    Serlemitsos, Peter J.
    Seta, Hiromi
    Shidatsu, Megumi
    Simionescu, Aurora
    Smith, Randall K.
    Soong, Yang
    Stawarz, Lukasz
    Sugawara, Yasuharu
    Sugita, Satoshi
    Szymkowiak, Andrew
    Tajima, Hiroyasu
    Takahashi, Hiromitsu
    Takahashi, Tadayuki
    Takeda, Shin'ichiro
    Takei, Yoh
    Tamagawa, Toru
    Tamura, Takayuki
    Tanaka, Keigo
    Tanaka, Takaaki
    Tanaka, Yasuo
    Tanaka, Yasuyuki T.
    Tashiro, Makoto S.
    Tawara, Yuzuru
    Terada, Yukikatsu
    Terashima, Yuichi
    Tombesi, Francesco
    Tomida, Hiroshi
    Tsuboi, Yohko
    Tsujimoto, Masahiro
    Tsunemi, Hiroshi
    Tsuru, Takeshi Go
    Uchida, Hiroyuki
    Uchiyama, Hideki
    Uchiyama, Yasunobu
    Ueda, Shutaro
    Ueda, Yoshihiro
    Uno, Shin'ichiro
    Urry, C. Megan
    Ursino, Eugenio
    Wang, Qian H. S.
    Watanabe, Shin
    Werner, Norbert
    Wilkins, Dan R.
    Williams, Brian J.
    Yamada, Shinya
    Yamaguchi, Hiroya
    Yamaoka, Kazutaka
    Yamasaki, Noriko Y.
    Yamauchi, Makoto
    Yamauchi, Shigeo
    Yaqoob, Tahir
    Yatsu, Yoichi
    Yonetoku, Daisuke
    Zhuravleva, Irina
    Zoghbi, Abderahmen
    Atmospheric gas dynamics in the Perseus cluster observed with Hitomi2018In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, ISSN 0004-6264, E-ISSN 2053-051X, Vol. 70, no 2, article id 9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Extending the earlier measurements reported in Hitomi collaboration (2016, Nature, 535, 117), we examine the atmospheric gas motions within the central 100 kpc of the Perseus cluster using observations obtained with the Hitomi satellite. After correcting for the point spread function of the telescope and using optically thin emission lines, we find that the line-of-sight velocity dispersion of the hot gas is remarkably low and mostly uniform. The velocity dispersion reaches a maxima of approximately 200 km s(-1) toward the central active galactic nucleus (AGN) and toward the AGN inflated northwestern ghost bubble. Elsewhere within the observed region, the velocity dispersion appears constant around 100 km s(-1). We also detect a velocity gradient with a 100 km s(-1) amplitude across the cluster core, consistent with large-scale sloshing of the core gas. If the observed gas motions are isotropic, the kinetic pressure support is less than 10% of the thermal pressure support in the cluster core. The well-resolved, optically thin emission lines have Gaussian shapes, indicating that the turbulent driving scale is likely below 100 kpc, which is consistent with the size of the AGN jet inflated bubbles. We also report the first measurement of the ion temperature in the intracluster medium, which we find to be consistent with the electron temperature. In addition, we present a new measurement of the redshift of the brightest cluster galaxy NGC 1275.

  • 1595. Aharonian, Felix
    et al.
    Akamatsu, Hiroki
    Akimoto, Fumie
    Allen, Steven W.
    Angelini, Lorella
    Audard, Marc
    Awaki, Hisamitsu
    Axelsson, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
    Bamba, Aya
    Bautz, Marshall W.
    Blandford, Roger
    Brenneman, Laura W.
    Brown, Gregory
    Bulbul, Esra
    Cackett, Edward M.
    Chernyakova, Maria
    Chiao, Meng P.
    Coppi, Paolo S.
    Costantini, Elisa
    de Plaa, Jelle
    de Vries, Cor P.
    den Herder, Jan-Willem
    Done, Chris
    Dotani, Tadayasu
    Ebisawa, Ken
    Eckart, Megan E.
    Enoto, Teruaki
    Ezoe, Yuichiro
    Fabian, Andrew C.
    Ferrigno, Carlo
    Foster, Adam R.
    Fujimoto, Ryuichi
    Fukazawa, Yasushi
    Furukawa, Maki
    Furuzawa, Akihiro
    Galeazzi, Massimiliano
    Gallo, Luigi C.
    Gandhi, Poshak
    Giustini, Margherita
    Goldwurm, Andrea
    Gu, Liyi
    Guainazzi, Matteo
    Haba, Yoshito
    Hagino, Kouichi
    Hamaguchi, Kenji
    Harrus, Ilana M.
    Hatsukade, Isamu
    Hayashi, Katsuhiro
    Hayashi, Takayuki
    Hayashida, Kiyoshi
    Hiraga, Junko S.
    Hornschemeier, Ann
    Hoshino, Akio
    Hughes, John P.
    Ichinohe, Yuto
    Iizuka, Ryo
    Inoue, Hajime
    Inoue, Yoshiyuki
    Ishida, Manabu
    Ishikawa, Kumi
    Ishisaki, Yoshitaka
    Iwai, Masachika
    Kaastra, Jelle
    Kallman, Tim
    Kamae, Tsuneyoshi
    Kataoka, Jun
    Kato, Yuichi
    Katsuda, Satoru
    Kawai, Nobuyuki
    Kelley, Richard L.
    Kilbourne, Caroline A.
    Kitaguchi, Takao
    Kitamoto, Shunji
    Kitayama, Tetsu
    Kohmura, Takayoshi
    Kokubun, Motohide
    Koyama, Katsuji
    Koyama, Shu
    Kretschmar, Peter
    Krimm, Hans A.
    Kubota, Aya
    Kunieda, Hideyo
    Laurent, Philippe
    Lee, Shiu-Hang
    Leutenegger, Maurice A.
    Limousin, Olivier
    Loewenstein, Michael
    Long, Knox S.
    Lumb, David
    Madejski, Greg
    Maeda, Yoshitomo
    Maier, Daniel
    Makishima, Kazuo
    Markevitch, Maxim
    Matsumoto, Hironori
    Matsushita, Kyoko
    McCammon, Dan
    McNamara, Brian R.
    Mehdipour, Missagh
    Miller, Eric D.
    Miller, Jon M.
    Mineshige, Shin
    Mitsuda, Kazuhisa
    Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki
    Miyazawa, Takuya
    Mizuno, Tsunefumi
    Mori, Hideyuki
    Mori, Koji
    Mukai, Koji
    Murakami, Hiroshi
    Mushotzky, Richard F.
    Nakagawa, Takao
    Nakajima, Hiroshi
    Nakamori, Takeshi
    Nakashima, Shinya
    Nakazawa, Kazuhiro
    Norukawa, Kumiko K.
    Nobukawa, Masayoshi
    Noda, Hirofumi
    Odaka, Hirokazu
    Ohashi, Takaya
    Ohno, Masanori
    Okajima, Takashi
    Ota, Naomi
    Ozaki, Masanobu
    Paerels, Frits
    Paltani, Stephane
    Petre, Robert
    Pinto, Ciro
    Porter, Frederick S.
    Pottschmidt, Katja
    Reynolds, Christopher S.
    Safi-Harb, Samar
    Saito, Shinya
    Sakai, Kazuhiro
    Sasaki, Toru
    Sato, Goro
    Sato, Kosuke
    Sato, Rie
    Sawada, Makoto
    Schartel, Norbert
    Serlemitsos, Peter J.
    Seta, Hiromi
    Shidatsu, Megumi
    Simionescu, Aurora
    Smith, Randall K.
    Soong, Yang
    Stawarz, Lukasz
    Sugawara, Yasuharu
    Sugita, Satoshi
    Szymkowiak, Andrew
    Tajima, Hiroyasu
    Takahashi, Hiromitsu
    Takahashi, Tadayuki
    Takeda, Shinichiro
    Takei, Yoh
    Tamagawa, Toru
    Tamura, Takayuki
    Tanaka, Takaaki
    Tanaka, Yasuo
    Tanaka, Yasuyuki T.
    Tashiro, Makoto S.
    Tawara, Yuzuru
    Terada, Yukikatsu
    Terashima, Yuichi
    Tombesi, Francesco
    Tomida, Hiroshi
    Tsuboi, Yohko
    Tsujimoto, Masahiro
    Tsunemi, Hiroshi
    Tsuru, Takeshi Go
    Uchida, Hiroyuki
    Uchiyama, Hideki
    Uchiyama, Yasunobu
    Ueda, Shutaro
    Ueda, Yoshihiro
    Uno, Shinichiro
    Urry, C. Megan
    Ursino, Eugenio
    Watanabe, Shin
    Werner, Norbert
    Wilkins, Dan R.
    Williams, Brian J.
    Yamada, Shinya
    Yamaguchi, Hiroya
    Yamaoka, Kazutaka
    Yamasaki, Noriko Y.
    Yamauchi, Makoto
    Yamauchi, Shigeo
    Yaqoob, Tahir
    Yatsu, Yoichi
    Yonetoku, Daisuke
    Zhuravleva, Irina
    Zoghbi, Abderahmen
    Temperature structure in the Perseus cluster core observed with Hitomi2018In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, ISSN 0004-6264, E-ISSN 2053-051X, Vol. 70, no 2, article id 11Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present paper explains the temperature structure of X-ray emitting plasma in the core of the Perseus cluster based on 1.8-20.0 keV data obtained with the Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS) on board the Hitomi Observatory. A series of four observations was carried out, with a total effective exposure time of 338 ks that covered a central region of similar to 7' in diameter. SXS was operated with an energy resolution of similar to 5 eV (full width at half maximum) at 5.9 keV. Not only fine structures of K-shell lines in He-like ions, but also transitions from higher principal quantum numbers were clearly resolved from Si through Fe. That enabled us to perform temperature diagnostics using the line ratios of Si, S, Ar, Ca, and Fe, and to provide the first direct measurement of the excitation temperature and ionization temperature in the Perseus cluster. The observed spectrum is roughly reproduced by a single-temperature thermal plasma model in collisional ionization equilibrium, but detailed line-ratio diagnostics reveal slight deviations from this approximation. In particular, the data exhibit an apparent trend of increasing ionization temperature with the atomic mass, as well as small differences between the ionization and excitation temperatures for Fe, the only element for which both temperatures could be measured. The best-fit two-temperature models suggest a combination of 3 and 5 keV gas, which is consistent with the idea that the observed small deviations from a single-temperature approximation are due to the effects of projecting the known radial temperature gradient in the cluster core along the line of sight. A comparison with the Chandra/ACIS and the XMM-Newton/RGS results, on the other hand, suggests that additional lower-temperature components are present in the intracluster medium (ICM), but not detectable with Hitomi/SXS giving its 1.8-20 keV energy band.

  • 1596. Aharonian, Felix
    et al.
    Akamatsu, Hiroki
    Akimoto, Fumie
    Allen, Steven W.
    Angelini, Lorella
    Audard, Marc
    Awaki, Hisamitsu
    Axelsson, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
    Bamba, Aya
    Bautz, Marshall W.
    Blandford, Roger
    Brenneman, Laura W.
    Brown, Gregory
    Bulbul, Esra
    Cackett, Edward M.
    Chernyakova, Maria
    Chiao, Meng P.
    Coppi, Paolo S.
    Costantini, Elisa
    de Plaa, Jelle
    de Vries, Cor P.
    den Herder, Jan-Willem
    Done, Chris
    Dotani, Tadayasu
    Ebisawa, Ken
    Eckart, Megan E.
    Enoto, Teruaki
    Ezoe, Yuichiro
    Fabian, Andrew C.
    Ferrigno, Carlo
    Foster, Adam R.
    Fujimoto, Ryuichi
    Fukazawa, Yasushi
    Furukawa, Maki
    Furuzawa, Akihiro
    Galeazzi, Massimiliano
    Gallo, Luigi C.
    Gandhi, Poshak
    Giustini, Margherita
    Goldwurm, Andrea
    Gu, Liyi
    Guainazzi, Matteo
    Haba, Yoshito
    Hagino, Kouichi
    Hamaguchi, Kenji
    Harrus, Ilana M.
    Hatsukade, Isamu
    Hayashi, Katsuhiro
    Hayashi, Takayuki
    Hayashida, Kiyoshi
    Hiraga, Junko S.
    Hornschemeier, Ann
    Hoshino, Akio
    Hughes, John P.
    Ichinohe, Yuto
    Iizuka, Ryo
    Inoue, Hajime
    Inoue, Yoshiyuki
    Ishida, Manabu
    Ishikawa, Kumi
    Ishisaki, Yoshitaka
    Iwai, Masachika
    Kaastra, Jelle
    Kallman, Tim
    Kamae, Tsuneyoshi
    Kataoka, Jun
    Katsuda, Satoru
    Kawai, Nobuyuki
    Kelley, Richard L.
    Kilbourne, Caroline A.
    Kitaguchi, Takao
    Kitamoto, Shunji
    Kitayama, Tetsu
    Kohmura, Takayoshi
    Kokubun, Motohide
    Koyama, Katsuji
    Koyama, Shu
    Kretschmar, Peter
    Krimm, Hans A.
    Kubota, Aya
    Kunieda, Hideyo
    Laurent, Philippe
    Lee, Shiu-Hang
    Leutenegger, Maurice A.
    Limousin, Olivier O.
    Loewenstein, Michael
    Long, Knox S.
    Lumb, David
    Madejski, Greg
    Maeda, Yoshitomo
    Maier, Daniel
    Makishima, Kazuo
    Markevitch, Maxim
    Matsumoto, Hironori
    Matsushita, Kyoko
    McCammon, Dan
    McNamara, Brian R.
    Mehdipour, Missagh
    Miller, Eric D.
    Miller, Jon M.
    Mineshige, Shin
    Mitsuda, Kazuhisa
    Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki
    Miyazawa, Takuya
    Mizuno, Tsunefumi
    Mori, Hideyuki
    Mori, Koji
    Mukai, Koji
    Murakami, Hiroshi
    Mushotzky, Richard F.
    Nakagawa, Takao
    Nakajima, Hiroshi
    Nakamori, Takeshi
    Nakashima, Shinya
    Nakazawa, Kazuhiro
    Norukawa, Kumiko K.
    Nobukawa, Masayoshi
    Noda, Hirofumi
    Odaka, Hirokazu
    Ogorzalek, Anna
    Ohashi, Takaya
    Ohno, Masanori
    Okajima, Takashi
    Ota, Naomi
    Ozaki, Masanobu
    Paerels, Frits
    Paltani, Stephane
    Petre, Robert
    Pinto, Ciro
    Porter, Frederick S.
    Pottschmidt, Katja
    Reynolds, Christopher S.
    Safi-Harb, Samar
    Saito, Shinya
    Sakai, Kazuhiro
    Sasaki, Toru
    Sato, Goro
    Sato, Kosuke
    Sato, Rie
    Sawada, Makoto
    Schartel, Norbert
    Serlemitsos, Peter J.
    Seta, Hiromi
    Shidatsu, Megumi
    Simionescu, Aurora
    Smith, Randall K.
    Soong, Yang
    Stawarz, Lukasz
    Sugawara, Yasuharu
    Sugita, Satoshi
    Szymkowiak, Andrew
    Tajima, Hiroyasu
    Takahashi, Hiromitsu
    Takahashi, Tadayuki
    Takeda, Shinichiro
    Takei, Yoh
    Tamagawa, Toru
    Tamura, Takayuki
    Tanaka, Takaaki
    Tanaka, Yasuo
    Tanaka, Yasuyuki T.
    Tashiro, Makoto S.
    Tawara, Yuzuru
    Terada, Yukikatsu
    Terashima, Yuichi
    Tombesi, Francesco
    Tomida, Hiroshi
    Tsuboi, Yohko
    Tsujimoto, Masahiro
    Tsunemi, Hiroshi
    Tsuru, Takeshi Go
    Uchida, Hiroyuki
    Uchiyama, Hideki
    Uchiyama, Yasunobu
    Ueda, Shutaro
    Ueda, Yoshihiro
    Uno, Shinichiro
    Urry, C. Megan
    Ursino, Eugenio
    Watanabe, Shin
    Werner, Norbert
    Wilkins, Dan R.
    Williams, Brian J.
    Yamada, Shinya
    Yamaguchi, Hiroya
    Yamaoka, Kazutaka
    Yamasaki, Noriko Y.
    Yamauchi, Makoto
    Yamauchi, Shigeo
    Yaqoob, Tahir
    Yatsu, Yoichi
    Yonetoku, Daisuke
    Zhuravleva, Irina
    Zoghbi, Abderahmen
    Measurements of resonant scattering in the Perseus Cluster core with Hitomi SXS2018In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, ISSN 0004-6264, E-ISSN 2053-051X, Vol. 70, no 2, article id 10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Thanks to its high spectral resolution (similar to 5 eV at 6 keV), the Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS) on board Hitomi enables us to measure the detailed structure of spatially resolved emission lines from highly ionized ions in galaxy clusters for the first time. In this series of papers, using the SXS we have measured the velocities of gas motions, metallicities and the multi-temperature structure of the gas in the core of the Perseus Cluster. Here, we show that when inferring physical properties from line emissivities in systems like Perseus, the resonant scattering effect should be taken into account. In the Hitomi waveband, resonant scattering mostly affects the Fe XXV He alpha line (w)-the strongest line in the spectrum. The flux measured by Hitomi in this line is suppressed by a factor of similar to 1.3 in the inner similar to 30 kpc, compared to predictions for an optically thin plasma; the suppression decreases with the distance from the center. The w line also appears slightly broader than other lines from the same ion. The observed distortions of the w line flux, shape, and distance dependence are all consistent with the expected effect of the resonant scattering in the Perseus core. By measuring the ratio of fluxes in optically thick (w) and thin (Fe XXV forbidden, He beta, Ly alpha) lines, and comparing these ratios with predictions from Monte Carlo radiative transfer simulations, the velocities of gas motions have been obtained. The results are consistent with the direct measurements of gas velocities from line broadening described elsewhere in this series, although the systematic and statistical uncertainties remain significant. Further improvements in the predictions of line emissivities in plasma models, and deeper observations with future X-ray missions offering similar or better capabilities to the Hitomi SXS, will enable resonant scattering measurements to provide powerful constraints on the amplitude and anisotropy of cluster gas motions.

  • 1597. Aharonian, Felix
    et al.
    Akamatsu, Hiroki
    Akimoto, Fumie
    Allen, Steven W.
    Angelini, Lorella
    Audard, Marc
    Awaki, Hisamitsu
    Axelsson, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
    Bamba, Aya
    Bautz, Marshall W.
    Blandford, Roger
    Brenneman, Laura W.
    Brown, Gregory
    Bulbul, Esra
    Cackett, Edward M.
    Chernyakova, Maria
    Chiao, Meng P.
    Coppi, Paolo S.
    Costantini, Elisa
    de Plaa, Jelle
    de Vries, Cor P.
    den Herder, Jan-Willem
    Done, Chris
    Dotani, Tadayasu
    Ebisawa, Ken
    Eckart, Megan E.
    Enoto, Teruaki
    Ezoe, Yuichiro
    Fabian, Andrew C.
    Ferrigno, Carlo
    Foster, Adam R.
    Fujimoto, Ryuichi
    Fukazawa, Yasushi
    Furuzawa, Akihiro
    Galeazzi, Massimiliano
    Gallo, Luigi C.
    Gandhi, Poshak
    Giustini, Margherita
    Goldwurm, Andrea
    Gu, Liyi
    Guainazzi, Matteo
    Haba, Yoshito
    Hagino, Kouichi
    Hamaguch, Kenji
    Harrus, Ilana M.
    Hatsukade, Isamu
    Hayashi, Katsuhiro
    Hayashi, Takayuki
    Hayashida, Kiyoshi
    Hiraga, Junko S.
    Hornschemeier, Ann
    Hoshino, Akio
    Hughes, John P.
    Ichinohe, Yuto
    Iizuka, Ryo
    Inoue, Hajime
    Inoue, Yoshiyuki
    Ishida, Manabu
    Ishikawa, Kumi
    Ishisaki, Yoshitaka
    Kaastra, Jelle
    Kallman, Tim
    Kamae, Tsuneyoshi
    Kataoka, Jun
    Katsuda, Satoru
    Kawai, Nobuyuki
    Kelley, Richard L.
    Kilbourne, Caroline A.
    Kitaguchi, Takao
    Kitamoto, Shunji
    Kitayama, Tetsu
    Kohmura, Takayoshi
    Kokubun, Motohide
    Koyama, Katsuji
    Koyama, Shu
    Kretschmar, Peter
    Krimm, Hans A.
    Kubota, Aya
    Kunieda, Hideyo
    Laurent, Philippe
    Lee, Shiu-Hang
    Leutenegger, Maurice A.
    Limousin, Olivier
    Loewenstein, Michael
    Long, Knox S.
    Lumb, David
    Madejski, Greg
    Maeda, Yoshitomo
    Maier, Daniel
    Makishima, Kazuo
    Markevitch, Maxim
    Matsumoto, Hironori
    Matsushita, Kyoko
    McCammon, Dan
    McNamara, Brian R.
    Mehdipour, Missagh
    Miller, Eric D.
    Miller, Jon M.
    Mineshige, Shin
    Mitsuda, Kazuhisa
    Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki
    Miyazawa, Takuya
    Mizuno, Tsunefumi
    Mori, Hideyuki
    Mori, Koji
    Mukai, Koji
    Murakami, Hiroshi
    Mushotzky, Richard F.
    Nakagawa, Takao
    Nakajima, Hiroshi
    Nakamori, Takeshi
    Nakashima, Shinya
    Nakazawa, Kazuhiro
    Nobukawa, Kumiko K.
    Nobukawa, Masayoshi
    Noda, Hirofumi
    Odaka, Hirokazu
    Ohashi, Takaya
    Ohno, Masanori
    Okajima, Takashi
    Ota, Naomi
    Ozaki, Masanobu
    Paerels, Frits
    Paltani, Stephane
    Petre, Robert
    Pinto, Ciro
    Porter, Frederick S.
    Pottschmidt, Katja
    Reynolds, Christopher S.
    Safi-Harb, Samar
    Saito, Shinya
    Sakai, Kazuhiro
    Sasaki, Toru
    Sato, Goro
    Sato, Kosuke
    Sato, Rie
    Sato, Toshiki
    Sawada, Makoto
    Schartel, Norbert
    Serlemtsos, Peter J.
    Seta, Hiromi
    Shidatsu, Megumi
    Simionescu, Aurora
    Smith, Randall K.
    Soong, Yang
    Stawarz, Lukasz
    Sugawara, Yasuharu
    Sugita, Satoshi
    Szymkowiak, Andrew
    Tajima, Hiroyasu
    Takahashi, Hiromitsu
    Takahashi, Tadayuki
    Takeda, Shin'ichiro
    Takei, Yoh
    Tamagawa, Toru
    Tamura, Takayuki
    Tanaka, Takaaki
    Tanaka, Yasuo
    Tanaka, Yasuyuki T.
    Tashiro, Makoto S.
    Tawara, Yuzuru
    Terada, Yukikatsu
    Terashima, Yuichi
    Tombesi, Francesco
    Tomida, Hiroshi
    Tsuboi, Yohko
    Tsujimoto, Masahiro
    Tsunemi, Hiroshi
    Tsuru, Takeshi Go
    Uchida, Hiroyuki
    Uchiyama, Hideki
    Uchiyama, Yasunobu
    Ueda, Shutaro
    Ueda, Yoshihiro
    Uno, Shin'ichiro
    Urry, C. Megan
    Ursino, Eugenio
    Watanabe, Shin
    Werner, Norbert
    Wilkins, Dan R.
    Williams, Brian J.
    Yamada, Shinya
    Yamaguchi, Hiroya
    Yamaoka, Kazutaka
    Yamasaki, Noriko Y.
    Yamauchi, Makoto
    Yamauchi, Shigeo
    Yaqoob, Tahir
    Yatsu, Yoichi
    Yonetoku, Daisuke
    Zhuravleva, Irina
    Zoghbi, Abderahmen
    Tominaga, Nozomu
    Moriya, Takashi J.
    Search for thermal X-ray features from the Crab nebula with the Hitomi soft X-ray spectrometer2018In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, ISSN 0004-6264, E-ISSN 2053-051X, Vol. 70, no 2, article id 14Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Crab nebula originated from a core-collapse supernova (SN) explosion observed in 1054 AD. When viewed as a supernova remnant (SNR), it has an anomalously low observed ejecta mass and kinetic energy for an Fe-core-collapse SN. Intensive searches have been made for a massive shell that solves this discrepancy, but none has been detected. An alternative idea is that SN 1054 is an electron-capture (EC) explosion with a lower explosion energy by an order of magnitude than Fe-core-collapse SNe. X-ray imaging searches were performed for the plasma emission from the shell in the Crab outskirts to set a stringent upper limit on the X-ray emitting mass. However, the extreme brightness of the source hampers access to its vicinity. We thus employed spectroscopic technique using the X-ray micro-calorimeter on board the Hitomi satellite. By exploiting its superb energy resolution, we set an upper limit for emission or absorption features from as yet undetected thermal plasma in the 2-12 keV range. We also re-evaluated the existing Chandra and XMM-Newton data. By assembling these results, a new upper limit was obtained for the X-ray plasma mass of less than or similar to 1 M-circle dot for a wide range of assumed shell radius, size, and plasma temperature values both in and out of collisional equilibrium. To compare with the observation, we further performed hydrodynamic simulations of the Crab SNR for two SN models (Fe-core versus EC) under two SN environments (uniform interstellar medium versus progenitor wind). We found that the observed mass limit can be compatible with both SN models if the SN environment has a low density of less than or similar to 0.03 cm(-3) (Fe core) or less than or similar to 0.1 cm(-3) (EC) for the uniform density, or a progenitor wind density somewhat less than that provided by amass loss rate of 10(-5) M-circle dot yr(-1) at 20 km s(-1) for the wind environment.

  • 1598. Aharonian, Felix
    et al.
    Akamatsu, Hiroki
    Akimoto, Fumie
    Allen, Steven W.
    Angelini, Lorella
    Audard, Marc
    Awaki, Hisamitsu
    Axelsson, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
    Bamba, Aya
    Bautz, Marshall W.
    Blandford, Roger
    Brenneman, Laura W.
    Brown, Gregory
    Bulbul, Esra
    Cackett, Edward M.
    Chernyakova, Maria
    Chiao, Meng P.
    Coppi, Paolo S.
    Costantini, Elisa
    de Plaa, Jelle
    de Vries, Cor P.
    den Herder, Jan-Willem
    Done, Chris
    Dotani, Tadayasu
    Ebisawa, Ken
    Eckart, Megan E.
    Enoto, Teruaki
    Ezoe, Yuichiro
    Fabian, Andrew C.
    Ferrigno, Carlo
    Foster, Adam R.
    Fujimoto, Ryuichi
    Fukazawa, Yasushi
    Furuzawa, Akihiro
    Galeazzi, Massimiliano
    Gallo, Luigi C.
    Gandhi, Poshak
    Giustini, Margherita
    Goldwurm, Andrea
    Gu, Liyi
    Guainazzi, Matteo
    Haba, Yoshito
    Hagino, Kouichi
    Hamaguchi, Kenji
    Harrus, Ilana M.
    Hatsukade, Isamu
    Hayashi, Katsuhiro
    Hayashi, Takayuki
    Hayashida, Kiyoshi
    Hell, Natalie
    Hiraga, Junko S.
    Hornschemeier, Ann
    Hoshino, Akio
    Hughes, John P.
    Ichinohe, Yuto
    Iizuka, Ryo
    Inoue, Hajime
    Inoue, Yoshiyuki
    Ishida, Manabu
    Ishikawa, Kumi
    Ishisaki, Yoshitaka
    Iwai, Masachika
    Kaastra, Jelle
    Kallman, Tim
    Kamae, Tsuneyoshi
    Kataoka, Jun
    Katsuda, Satoru
    Kawai, Nobuyuki
    Kelley, Richard L.
    Kilbourne, Caroline A.
    Kitaguchi, Takao
    Kitamoto, Shunji
    Kitayama, Tetsu
    Kohmura, Takayoshi
    Kokubun, Motohide
    Koyama, Katsuji
    Koyama, Shu
    Kretschmar, Peter
    Krimm, Hans A.
    Kubota, Aya
    Kunieda, Hideyo
    Laurent, Philippe
    Lee, Shiu-Hang
    Leutenegger, Maurice A.
    Limousin, Olivier O.
    Loewenstein, Michael
    Long, Knox S.
    Lumb, David
    Madejski, Greg
    Maeda, Yoshitomo
    Maier, Daniel
    Makishima, Kazuo
    Markevitch, Maxim
    Matsumoto, Hironori
    Matsushita, Kyoko
    McCammon, Dan
    McNamara, Brian R.
    Mehdipour, Missagh
    Miller, Eric D.
    Miller, Jon M.
    Mineshige, Shin
    Mitsuda, Kazuhisa
    Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki
    Miyazawa, Takuya
    Mizuno, Tsunefumi
    Mori, Hideyuki
    Mori, Koji
    Mukai, Koji
    Murakami, Hiroshi
    Mushotzky, Richard F.
    Nakagawa, Takao
    Nakajima, Hiroshi
    Nakamori, Takeshi
    Nakashima, Shinya
    Nakazawa, Kazuhiro
    Norukawa, Kumiko K.
    Nobukawa, Masayoshi
    Noda, Hirofumi
    Odaka, Hirokazu
    Ohashi, Takaya
    Ohno, Masanori
    Okajima, Takashi
    Ota, Naomi
    Ozaki, Masanobu
    Paerels, Frits
    Paltani, Stephane
    Petre, Robert
    Pinto, Ciro
    Porter, Frederick S.
    Pottschmidt, Katja
    Reynolds, Christopher S.
    Safi-Harb, Samar
    Saito, Shinya
    Sakai, Kazuhiro
    Sasaki, Toru
    Sato, Goro
    Sato, Kosuke
    Sato, Rie
    Sawada, Makoto
    Schartel, Norbert
    Serlemitsos, Peter J.
    Seta, Hiromi
    Shidatsu, Megumi
    Simionescu, Aurora
    Smith, Randall K.
    Soong, Yang
    Stawarz, Lukasz
    Sugawara, Yasuharu
    Sugita, Satoshi
    Szymkowiak, Andrew
    Tajima, Hiroyasu
    Takahashi, Hiromitsu
    Takahashi, Tadayuki
    Takeda, Shin'ichiro
    Takei, Yoh
    Tamagawa, Toru
    Tamura, Takayuki
    Tanaka, Takaaki
    Tanaka, Yasuo
    Tanaka, Yasuyuki T.
    Tashiro, Makoto S.
    Tawara, Yuzuru
    Terada, Yukikatsu
    Terashima, Yuichi
    Tombesi, Francesco
    Tomida, Hiroshi
    Tsuboi, Yohko
    Tsujimoto, Masahiro
    Tsunemi, Hiroshi
    Tsuru, Takeshi Go
    Uchida, Hiroyuki
    Uchiyama, Hideki
    Uchiyama, Yasunobu
    Ueda, Shutaro
    Ueda, Yoshihiro
    Uno, Shin'ichiro
    Urry, C. Megan
    Ursino, Eugenio
    Watanabe, Shin
    Werner, Norbert
    Wilkins, Dan R.
    Williams, Brian J.
    Yamada, Shinya
    Yamaguchi, Hiroya
    Yamaoka, Kazutaka
    Yamasaki, Noriko Y.
    Yamauchi, Makoto
    Yamauchi, Shigeo
    Yaqoob, Tahir
    Yatsu, Yoichi
    Yonetoku, Daisuke
    Zhuravleva, Irina
    Zoghbi, Abderahmen
    Raassen, A. J. J.
    Atomic data and spectral modeling constraints from high-resolution X-ray observations of the Perseus cluster with Hitomi2018In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, ISSN 0004-6264, E-ISSN 2053-051X, Vol. 70, no 2, article id 12Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Hitomi Soft X-ray Spectrometer spectrum of the Perseus cluster, with similar to 5 eV resolution in the 2-9 keV band, offers an unprecedented benchmark of the atomic modeling and database for hot collisional plasmas. It reveals both successes and challenges of the current atomic data and models. The latest versions of AtomDB/APEC (3.0.8), SPEX (3.03.00), and CHIANTI (8.0) all provide reasonable fits to the broad-band spectrum, and are in close agreement on best-fit temperature, emission measure, and abundances of a few elements such as Ni. For the Fe abundance, the APEC and SPEX measurements differ by 16%, which is 17 times higher than the statistical uncertainty. This is mostly attributed to the differences in adopted collisional excitation and dielectronic recombination rates of the strongest emission lines. We further investigate and compare the sensitivity of the derived physical parameters to the astrophysical source modeling and instrumental effects. The Hitomi results show that accurate atomic data and models are as important as the astrophysical modeling and instrumental calibration aspects. Substantial updates of atomic databases and targeted laboratory measurements are needed to get the current data and models ready for the data from the next Hitomi-level mission.

  • 1599. Aharonian, Felix
    et al.
    Akamatsu, Hiroki
    Akimoto, Fumie
    Allen, Steven W.
    Angelini, Lorella
    Audard, Marc
    Awaki, Hisamitsu
    Axelsson, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
    Bamba, Aya
    Bautz, Marshall W.
    Blandford, Roger
    Brenneman, Laura W.
    Brown, Gregory
    Bulbul, Esra
    Cackett, Edward M.
    Chernyakova, Maria
    Chiao, Meng P.
    Coppi, Paolo S.
    Costantini, Elisa
    de Plaa, Jelle
    de Vries, Cor P.
    den Herder, Jan-Willem
    Done, Chris
    Dotani, Tadayasu
    Ebisawa, Ken
    Eckart, Megan E.
    Enoto, Teruaki
    Ezoe, Yuichiro
    Fabian, Andrew C.
    Ferrigno, Carlo
    Foster, Adam R.
    Fujimoto, Ryuichi
    Fukazawa, Yasushi
    Furuzawa, Akihiro
    Galeazzi, Massimiliano
    Gallo, Luigi C.
    Gandhi, Poshak
    Giustini, Margherita
    Goldwurm, Andrea
    Gu, Liyi
    Guainazzi, Matteo
    Haba, Yoshito
    Hagino, Kouichi
    Hamaguchi, Kenji
    Harrus, Ilana M.
    Hatsukade, Isamu
    Hayashi, Katsuhiro
    Hayashi, Takayuki
    Hayashida, Kiyoshi
    Hiraga, Junko S.
    Hornschemeier, Ann
    Hoshino, Akio
    Hughes, John P.
    Ichinohe, Yuto
    Iizuka, Ryo
    Inoue, Hajime
    Inoue, Yoshiyuki
    Ishida, Manabu
    Ishikawa, Kumi
    Ishisaki, Yoshitaka
    Iwai, Masachika
    Kaastra, Jelle
    Kallman, Tim
    Kamae, Tsuneyoshi
    Kataoka, Jun
    Katsuda, Satoru
    Kawai, Nobuyuki
    Kelley, Richard L.
    Kilbourne, Caroline A.
    Kitaguchi, Takao
    Kitamoto, Shunji
    Kitayama, Tetsu
    Kohmura, Takayoshi
    Kokubun, Motohide
    Koyama, Katsuji
    Koyama, Shu
    Kretschmar, Peter
    Krimm, Hans A.
    Kubota, Aya
    Kunieda, Hideyo
    Laurent, Philippe
    Lee, Shiu-Hang
    Leutenegger, Maurice A.
    Limousin, Olivier
    Loewenstein, Michael
    Long, Knox S.
    Lumb, David
    Madejski, Greg
    Maeda, Yoshitomo
    Maier, Daniel
    Makishima, Kazuo
    Markevitch, Maxim
    Matsumoto, Hironori
    Matsushita, Kyoko
    McCammon, Dan
    McNamara, Brian R.
    Mehdipour, Missagh
    Miller, Eric D.
    Miller, Jon M.
    Mineshige, Shin
    Mitsuda, Kazuhisa
    Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki
    Miyazawa, Takuya
    Mizuno, Tsunefumi
    Mori, Hideyuki
    Mori, Koji
    Mukai, Koji
    Murakami, Hiroshi
    Mushotzky, Richard F.
    Nakagawa, Takao
    Nakajima, Hiroshi
    Nakamori, Takeshi
    Nakashima, Shinya
    Nakazawa, Kazuhiro
    Nobukawa, Kumiko K.
    Nobukawa, Masayoshi
    Noda, Hirofumi
    Odaka, Hirokazu
    Ohashi, Takaya
    Ohno, Masanori
    Okajima, Takashi
    Ota, Naomi
    Ozaki, Masanobu
    Paerels, Frits
    Paltani, Stephane
    Petre, Robert
    Pinto, Ciro
    Porter, Frederick S.
    Pottschmidt, Katja
    Reynolds, Christopher S.
    Safi-Harb, Samar
    Saito, Shinya
    Sakai, Kazuhiro
    Sasaki, Toru
    Sato, Goro
    Sato, Kosuke
    Sato, Rie
    Sawada, Makoto
    Schartel, Norbert
    Serlemtsos, Peter J.
    Seta, Hiromi
    Shidatsu, Megumi
    Simionescu, Aurora
    Smith, Randall K.
    Soong, Yang
    Stawarz, Lukasz
    Sugawara, Yasuharu
    Sugita, Satoshi
    Szymkowiak, Andrew
    Tajima, Hiroyasu
    Takahashi, Hiromitsu
    Takahashi, Tadayuki
    Takeda, Shinichiro
    Takei, Yoh
    Tamagawa, Toru
    Tamura, Takayuki
    Tanaka, Takaaki
    Tanaka, Yasuo
    Tanaka, Yasuyuki T.
    Tashiro, Makoto S.
    Tawara, Yuzuru
    Terada, Yukikatsu
    Terashima, Yuichi
    Tombesi, Francesco
    Tomida, Hiroshi
    Tsuboi, Yohko
    Tsujimoto, Masahiro
    Tsunemi, Hiroshi
    Tsuru, Takeshi Go
    Uchida, Hiroyuki
    Uchiyama, Hideki
    Uchiyama, Yasunobu
    Ueda, Shutaro
    Uno, Shinichiro
    Ueda, Yoshihiro
    Urry, C. Megan
    Ursino, Eugenio
    Watanabe, Shin
    Werner, Norbert
    Wilkins, Dan R.
    Williams, Brian J.
    Yamada, Shinya
    Yamaguchi, Hiroya
    Yamaoka, Kazutaka
    Yamasaki, Noriko Y.
    Yamauchi, Makoto
    Yamauchi, Shigeo
    Yaqoob, Tahir
    Yatsu, Yoichi
    Yonetoku, Daisuke
    Zhuravleva, Irina
    Zoghbi, Abderahmen
    Sato, Toshiki
    Nakaniwa, Nozomu
    Murakami, Hiroaki
    Guest, Benson
    Hitomi X-ray observation of the pulsar wind nebula G21.5-0.92018In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, ISSN 0004-6264, E-ISSN 2053-051X, Vol. 70, no 3, article id 38Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We present results from the Hitomi X-ray observation of a young composite-type supernova remnant (SNR) G21.5-0.9, whose emission is dominated by the pulsar wind nebula (PWN) contribution. The X-ray spectra in the 0.8-80 keV range obtained with the Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS), Soft X-ray Imager, and Hard X-ray Imager (HXI) show a significant break in the continuum as previously found with the NuSTAR observation. After taking into account all known emissions from the SNR other than the PWN itself, we find that the Hitomi spectra can be fitted with a broken power law with photon indices of Gamma(1) = 1.74 +/- 0.02 and Gamma(2) = 2.14 +/- 0.01 below and above the break at 7.1 +/- 0.3 keV, which is significantly lower than the NuSTAR result (similar to 9.0 keV). The spectral break cannot be reproduced by time-dependent particle injection one-zone spectral energy distribution models, which strongly indicates that a more complex emission model is needed, as suggested by recent theoretical models. We also search for narrow emission or absorption lines with the SXS, and perform a timing analysis of PSR J1833-1034 with the HXI and the Soft Gamma-ray Detector. No significant pulsation is found from the pulsar. However, unexpectedly, narrow absorption line features are detected in the SXS data at 4.2345 keV and 9.296 keV with a significance of 3.65 sigma. While the origin of these features is not understood, their mere detection opens up a new field of research and was only possible with the high resolution, sensitivity, and ability to measure extended sources provided by an X-ray microcalorimeter.

  • 1600. Aharonian, Felix
    et al.
    Akamatsu, Hiroki
    Akimoto, Fumie
    Allen, Steven W.
    Angelini, Lorella
    Audard, Marc
    Awaki, Hisamitsu
    Axelsson, Magnus
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
    Bamba, Aya
    Bautz, Marshall W.
    Blandford, Roger
    Brenneman, Laura W.
    Brown, Gregory
    Bulbul, Esra
    Cackett, Edward M.
    Chernyakova, Maria
    Chiao, Meng P.
    Coppi, Paolo S.
    Costantini, Elisa
    de Plaa, Jelle
    de Vries, Cor P.
    den Herder, Jan-Willem
    Done, Chris
    Dotani, Tadayasu
    Ebisawa, Ken
    Eckart, Megan E.
    Enoto, Teruaki
    Ezoe, Yuichiro
    Fabian, Andrew C.
    Ferrigno, Carlo
    Foster, Adam R.
    Fujimoto, Ryuichi
    Fukazawa, Yasushi
    Furuzawa, Akihiro
    Galeazzi, Massimiliano
    Gallo, Luigi C.
    Gandhi, Poshak
    Giustini, Margherita
    Goldwurm, Andrea
    Gu, Liyi
    Guainazzi, Matteo
    Haba, Yoshito
    Hagino, Kouichi
    Hamaguchi, Kenji
    Harrus, Ilana M.
    Hatsukade, Isamu
    Hayashi, Katsuhiro
    Hayashi, Takayuki
    Hayashida, Kiyoshi
    Hiraga, Junko S.
    Hornschemeier, Ann
    Hoshino, Akio
    Hughes, John P.
    Ichinohe, Yuto
    Iizuka, Ryo
    Inoue, Hajime
    Inoue, Yoshiyuki
    Ishida, Manabu
    Ishikawa, Kumi
    Ishisaki, Yoshitaka
    Iwai, Masachika
    Kaastra, Jelle
    Kallman, Tim
    Kamae, Tsuneyoshi
    Kataoka, Jun
    Katsuda, Satoru
    Kawai, Nobuyuki
    Kelley, Richard L.
    Kilbourne, Caroline A.
    Kitaguchi, Takao
    Kitamoto, Shunji
    Kitayama, Tetsu
    Kohmura, Takayoshi
    Kokubun, Motohide
    Koyama, Katsuji
    Koyama, Shu
    Kretschmar, Peter
    Krimm, Hans A.
    Kubota, Aya
    Kunieda, Hideyo
    Laurent, Philippe
    Lee, Shiu-Hang
    Leutenegger, Maurice A.
    Limousin, Olivier
    Loewenstein, Michael
    Long, Knox S.
    Lumb, David
    Madejski, Greg
    Maeda, Yoshitomo
    Maier, Daniel
    Makishima, Kazuo
    Markevitch, Maxim
    Matsumoto, Hironori
    Matsushita, Kyoko
    McCammon, Dan
    McNamara, Brian R.
    Mehdipour, Missagh
    Miller, Eric D.
    Miller, Jon M.
    Mineshige, Shin
    Mitsuda, Kazuhisa
    Mitsuishi, Ikuyuki
    Miyazawa, Takuya
    Mizuno, Tsunefumi
    Mori, Hideyuki
    Mori, Koji
    Mukai, Koji
    Murakami, Hiroshi
    Mushotzky, Richard F.
    Nakagawa, Takao
    Nakajima, Hiroshi
    Nakamori, Takeshi
    Nakashima, Shinya
    Nakazawa, Kazuhiro
    Norukawa, Kumiko K.
    Nobukawa, Masayoshi
    Noda, Hirofumi
    Odaka, Hirokazu
    Ohashi, Takaya
    Ohno, Masanori
    Okajima, Takashi
    Ota, Naomi
    Ozaki, Masanobu
    Paerels, Frits
    Paltani, Stephane
    Petre, Robert
    Pinto, Ciro
    Porter, Frederick S.
    Pottschmidt, Katja
    Reynolds, Christopher S.
    Safi-Harb, Samar
    Saito, Shinya
    Sakai, Kazuhiro
    Sasaki, Toru
    Sato, Goro
    Sato, Kosuke
    Sato, Rie
    Sato, Toshiki
    Sawada, Makoto
    Schartel, Norbert
    Serlemitsos, Peter J.
    Seta, Hiromi
    Shidatsu, Megumi
    Simionescu, Aurora
    Smith, Randall K.
    Soong, Yang
    Stawarz, Lukasz
    Sugawara, Yasuharu
    Sugita, Satoshi
    Szymkowiak, Andrew
    Tajima, Hiroyasu
    Takahashi, Hiromitsu
    Takahashi, Tadayuki
    Takeda, Shin'ichiro
    Takei, Yoh
    Tamagawa, Toru
    Tamura, Takayuki
    Tanaka, Takaaki
    Tanaka, Yasuo
    Tanaka, Yasuyuki T.
    Tashiro, Makoto S.
    Tawara, Yuzuru
    Terada, Yukikatsu
    Terashima, Yuichi
    Tombesi, Francesco
    Tomida, Hiroshi
    Tsuboi, Yohko
    Tsujimoto, Masahiro
    Tsunemi, Hiroshi
    Tsuru, Takeshi Go
    Uchida, Hiroyuki
    Uchiyama, Hideki
    Uchiyama, Yasunobu
    Ueda, Shutaro
    Ueda, Yoshihiro
    Uno, Shin'ichiro
    Urry, C. Megan
    Ursino, Eugenio
    Watanabe, Shin
    Werner, Norbert
    Wilkins, Dan R.
    Williams, Brian J.
    Yamada, Shinya
    Yamaguchi, Hiroya
    Yamaoka, Kazutaka
    Yamasaki, Noriko Y.
    Yamauchi, Makoto
    Yamauchi, Shigeo
    Yaqoob, Tahir
    Yatsu, Yoichi
    Yonetoku, Daisuke
    Zhuravleva, Irina
    Zoghbi, Abderahmen
    Hitomi observations of the LMC SNR N 132 D: Highly redshifted X-ray emission from iron ejecta2018In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, ISSN 0004-6264, E-ISSN 2053-051X, Vol. 70, no 2, article id 16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We present Hitomi observations of N 132 D, a young, X-ray bright, O-rich core-collapse supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Despite a very short observation of only 3.7 ks, the Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS) easily detects the line complexes of highly ionized S K and Fe K with 16-17 counts in each. The Fe feature is measured for the first time at high spectral resolution. Based on the plausible assumption that the Fe K emission is dominated by He-like ions, we find that the material responsible for this Fe emission is highly redshifted at similar to 800 km s(-1) compared to the local LMC interstellar medium (ISM), with a 90% credible interval of 50-1500 km s(-1) if a weakly informative prior is placed on possible line broadening. This indicates (1) that the Fe emission arises from the supernova ejecta, and (2) that these ejecta are highly asymmetric, since no blueshifted component is found. The S K velocity is consistent with the local LMC ISM, and is likely from swept-up ISM material. These results are consistent with spatial mapping that shows the He-like Fe concentrated in the interior of the remnant and the S tracing the outer shell. The results also show that even with a very small number of counts, direct velocity measurements from Doppler-shifted lines detected in extended objects like supernova remnants are now possible. Thanks to the very low SXS background of similar to 1 event per spectral resolution element per 100 ks, such results are obtainable during short pointed or slew observations with similar instruments. This highlights the power of high-spectral-resolution imaging observations, and demonstrates the new window that has been opened with Hitomi and will be greatly widened with future missions such as the X-ray Astronomy Recovery Mission (XARM) and Athena.

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