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    • Some features of the perturbing effects of gravity near the gas liquid critical point

      S Chatterjee V Vani E S R Gopal

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      The effect of gravity on various thermodynamic properties near the gas-liquid critical point has been calculated. Using a simple equation satisfying scaling requirements, an analytic expression for density profile is obtained, using which the effect on different thermodynamic properties can be easily calculated.

    • Kramers-Kronig analysis of the reflectance spectra of Pb-doped Bi-4334 type glass and the corresponding glass-ceramic superconductor

      Souri Banerjee S Chatterjee B K Chaudhuri

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      The room temperature reflectance spectra in UV-VIS-NIR region (energy range of 0.6 to 6.2 eV) for glassy, partially crystalline and its fully crystalline superconducting ceramic phases of Bi3.9Pb0.1Sr3Ca3Cu4Ox have been studied by Kramers-Kronig (KK) analysis. A comparative study of the energy loss function [− Im (1/ε)] and the absorption coefficient [α(E)] has been done. Excitions in the superconducting phase hitherto evidenced by the authors are located in the polarizable layers of the superconducting cuprate and their implications for superconductivity have been pointed out. An estimate of the optical band gap energy (Eg) has also been made from the linear fit ofα2 vs.E curve for the superconducting phase. Jezierski’s method ofR-extrapolations in the higher energy has been used to show that both methods yield results that agree quantitatively and can be relied upon.

    • Coupled dilaton and electromagnetic field in cylindrically symmetric spacetime

      A Banerjee S Chatterjee Tanwi Ghosh

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      An exact solution is obtained for coupled dilaton and electromagnetic field in a cylindrically symmetric spacetime where an axial magnetic field as well as a radial electric field both are present. Depending on the choice of the arbitrary constants our solution reduces either to dilatonic gravity with pure electric field or to that with pure magnetic field. In the first case we have a curvature singularity at a finite distance from the axis indicating the existence of the boundary of a charged cylinder which may represent the source of the electric field. For the second case we have a singularity on the axis. When the dilaton field is absent the electromagnetic field disappears in both the cases. Whereas the contrary is not true. It is further shown that light rays except for those proceeding in the radial direction are either trapped or escape to infinity depending on the magnitudes of certain constant parameters as well as on the nature of the electromagnetic field. Nature of circular geodesics is also studied in the presence of dilaton field in the cylindrically symmetric spacetime.

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