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This short paper proposed a pricing method
for GDP-linked collar bonds based on the classical discounted pricing model and
the assumption that the GDP can be described with a geometric Brownian motion.
The estimation of parameters was not discussed because it is not central in our numerical exercise.
Using Kripke semantics, we have identified and reduced an epistemic incompleteness in the metaphor commonly employed in Social Networks Analysis (SNA), which basically compares information flows with current flows in advanced centrality measures. Our theoretical approach defines a new paradigm for the semantic and dynamic analysis of social networks including shared content. Based on our theoretical findings, we define a semantic and predictive model of dynamic SNA for Enterprises Social Networks (ESN), and experiment it on a real dataset.
Carbon nanotubes flower (CNTs-F) films were prepared by catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on a platinum (Pt) thin layer, supported on a silicon wafer. The products were synthesized from an aerosol composed of ferrocene and toluene, as catalyst and carbon precursor respectively, at 820. The high synthesis temperature induces a modification of a Pt thin layer to a nano-structured island giving rise to the formation of CNTs-F during the following films growth step by CVD process. The suggested mechanism involves the selective diffusion of the catalyst and carbon atoms through the Pt grain boundaries. This results in the appearance of flower-like structures with 3-and 4-fold symmetries.