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Fermi

Enrico . 1901--54, Italian nuclear physicist, in the US from 1939. He was awarded a Nobel prize for physics in 1938 for his work on radioactive substances and nuclear bombardment and headed the group that produced the first controlled nuclear reaction (1942)

fermi

[′fer·mē]
(mechanics)
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Years before Fermi 1 began operating, two other plants in the United States suffered devastating accidents.
Readers familiar with earlier books about Fermi will find little that's new in Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin's recent biography, The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age.
In practical application in an optional electronic device, a small change in the lattice constant may have a significant effect on the electron transport properties at the Fermi level [15].
In contrast, the chemical potential of the IFG exhibits a nonmonotonic behavior: which starts rising quadratically with T above the Fermi energy instead of decreasing from it and returns to its usual monotonic decreasing behavior at temperatures that can be as large as twice the Fermi temperature (see Figure 1; see also Figure 1 in [60]).
However, TGFs associated with lightning at lower altitudes would be so weakened by traveling a longer path through the atmosphere that Fermi couldn't detect them.
After receiving the Nobel Prize, at a time when so-called Racial Laws were being introduced in Mussolini's Italy, Fermi immigrated to the US.
"Now with the combination of F-GAMMA radio and Fermi gamma-ray long-term data, and thanks to special analysis techniques, we finally know it!" he added.
A proposal regarding the emergence of a hidden Fermi liquid [157] is also worth mentioning.
A generar-purpose Graphics Processing Unit based on the NVIDIA "Fermi" architecture with a 10 Gigabit Ethernet standards-based real time sensor interface module from Mercury Computer Systems enables desirable levels of Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) optimization for radar applications.
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While Fermi is still blazing hot, if not in temperature, then in bang-for-your-buck ability, Nvidia apparently has "hundreds of engineers" sweating it while building the company's new generation of GPUs, codenamed Kepler.
(TSMC), will likely benefit from Nvidia's recent launch of the Fermi graphics chips, which are built into graphics cards from suppliers as Asustek Computer.