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Phase structure of 2-dimensional topological insulators by lattice strong coupling expansion  

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The phase structure of 2-dimensional topological insulators under a sufficiently strong electron-electron interaction is investigated. The effective theory is constructed by extending the idea of the Kane-Mele model on the graphenelike honeycomb lattice, in terms of U(1) lattice gauge theory (quantum electrodynamics, QED). We analyze the phase structure by the techniques of strong coupling expansion of lattice gauge theory. As a result, we find that the topological phase structure of the system is modified by the electron-electron interaction. There evolves a new phase with the antiferromagnetism not parallel to the direction pointed by the spin-orbit coupling, in between the conventional and the topological insulator phases. We also discuss the physical implication of the new phase structure found here, in analogy to the parity-broken phase in lattice quantum chromodynamics (QCD), known as "Aoki phase".

Yasufumi Araki; Taro Kimura

2013-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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THERMODYNAMIC AND MASS BALANCE ANALYSIS OF EXPANSIVE PHASE PRECIPITATION IN SALTSTONE  

SciTech Connect

This report assesses the potential for future precipitation of expansive phases that could cause fracturing in saltstone. It examines the equilibrium case using The Geochemist's Workbench{reg_sign} reaction path model. The scenarios simulated examine the effects of different possible infiltrating fluids, different saltstone formulations, and different amounts of minerals available for reaction. Mineralogy of the vault cement and saltstone were estimated using reported chemical compositions of each. The infiltrating fluid was assumed to be either rainwater equilibrated with vault cement or rainwater itself. The simulations assumed that minerals were homogeneously distributed in saltstone and that each pore volume of infiltration reached equilibrium with the mineral assemblage. Fracturing that initiates in pores by expansive phase precipitation is unlikely to occur in saltstone because the maximum amount of porosity filled is 34%. If less than 100% of the saltstone minerals are available for reaction, less porosity will be lost to expansive phases. Likewise, the formulation of saltstone used will affect the amount of porosity filled by expansive phases.

Denham, M

2008-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Supply curve impacts of Quick Start projects in Phase 1 of the Resource Supply Expansion Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) prepared this report under contract to the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville), as part of the Resource Supply Expansion Project (RSEP). RSEP is a regional program instituted by Bonneville to expand conservation and renewable generation options available to resource planners and utilities. Resource alternatives are increased by RSEP through demonstration projects designed in a collaborative process that targets specific barriers to resource development including institutional, market, and reliability barriers. RSEP was launched with several projects that were designed and implemented quickly in 1992 to lay a foundation for future collaboration. The purpose of this report is to introduce the goal and structure of RSEP and to describe the so-called ``Quick Start`` RSEP projects in Phase One of RSEP. This description includes a preliminary estimate of the energy savings and/or other expected impacts of RSEP projects funded in FY 1992 and 1993. Similar estimates are also included for Bonneville projects to confirm wind and geothermal generation potential. Bonneville`s Geothermal Confirmation Agenda preceded implementation of RSEP, although it has a similar objective and collaborative approach.

Wright, G.A.; Warwick, W.M.; Durfee, D.L.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Bed expansion crucible tests  

SciTech Connect

The Am/Cm program will vitrify the americium and curium currently stored in F-canyon. A batch flowsheet has been developed (with non-radioactive surrogate feed in place of the F-canyon solution) and tested full-scale in the 5-inch Cylindrical Induction Melter (CIM) facility at TNX. During a normal process run, a small bed expansion occurs when oxygen released from reduction of cerium (IV) oxide to cerium (III) oxide is trapped in highly viscous glass. The bed expansion is characterized by a foamy layer of glass that slowly expands as the oxygen is trapped and then dissipates when the viscosity of the foam becomes low enough to allow the oxygen to escape. Severe bed expansions were noted in the 5-inch CIM when re-heating after an interlock during the calcination phase of the heat cycle, escaping the confines of the melter vessel. In order to better understand the cause of the larger than normal bed expansion and to develop mitigating techniques, a series of three crucible tests were conducted.

Stone, M.E.

2000-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Phase structure of a generalized Nambu Jona-Lasinio model with Wilson fermions in the mean field or large $N$-expansion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyze the vacuum structure of a generalized lattice Nambu--Jona-Lasinio model with two flavors of Wilson fermions, such that its continuum action is the most general four-fermion action with 'trivial' color interactions, and having a $SU(2)_V x SU(2)_A$ symmetry in the chiral limit. The phase structure of this model in the space of the two four-fermion couplings shows, in addition to the standard Aoki phases, new phases with $ != 0$, in close analogy to similar results recently suggested by some of us for lattice QCD with two degenerate Wilson fermions. This result shows how the phase structure of an effective model for low energy QCD cannot be entirely understood from Wilson Chiral Perturbation Theory, based on the standard QCD chiral effective Lagrangian approach.

V. Azcoiti; G. Di Carlo; E. Follana; M. Giordano; A. Vaquero

2013-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a Wide Bandgap Cell for Thin Film Tandem Solar Cells: Final Technical Report, 6 November 2003 - 5 January 2007  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this research program was to develop approaches for a transparent wide-bandgap cell to be used in a thin-film tandem polycrystalline solar cell that can ultimately attain 25% efficiency. Specific goals included the research and development of Cu(InGa)(SeS)2 and Cd1-xZnxTe alloys with a bandgap from 1.5 to 1.8 eV, demonstrating the potential of a 15% cell efficiency with a transparent contact, and supporting the High Performance PV Program. This Final Report presents results that emphasize the 3rd phase of the program.

Shafarman, W.; McCandless, B.

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Loop expansion in Yang-Mills thermodynamics  

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We argue that a selfconsistent spatial coarse-graining, which involves interacting (anti)calorons of unit topological charge modulus, implies that real-time loop expansions of thermodynamical quantities in the deconfining phase of SU(2) and SU(3) Yang-Mills thermodynamics are, modulo 1PI resummations, determined by a finite number of connected bubble diagrams.

Ralf Hofmann

2006-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Reissner-Nordstrom Expansion  

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We propose a classical mechanism for the cosmic expansion during the radiation-dominated era. This mechanism assumes that the Universe is a two-component gas. The first component is a gas of ultra-relativistic "normal" particles described by an equation of state of an ideal quantum gas of massless particles. The second component consist of "unusual" charged particles (namely, either with ultra-high charge or with ultra-high mass) that provide the important mechanism of expansion due to their interaction with the "normal" component of the gas. This interaction is described by the Reissner--Nordstr\\"om metric purely geometrically -- the ``unusual'' particles are modeled as zero-dimensional naked singularities inside spheres of gravitational repulsion. The radius of a repulsive sphere is inversely proportional to the energy of an incoming particle or the temperature. The expansion mechanism is based on the inflating of the "unusual" particles (of charge $Q$) with the drop of the temperature -- this drives apart all neutral particles and particles of specific charge $q/m$ such that ${sign}(Q) q/m \\ge - 1$. The Reissner--Nordstr\\"om expansion naturally ends at recombination. We discuss the range of model parameters within which the proposed expansion mechanism is consistent with the restrictions regarding quantum effects.

Emil M. Prodanov; Rossen I. Ivanov; V. G. Gueorguiev

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Universe Adventure - Expansion  

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Expansion: Chunk-by-Chunk Expansion: Chunk-by-Chunk A sample of the Universe. A very small portion of the Universe. In order to better understand the significance of expansion, let's look at a cubic sample of space. By considering a finite volume we can follow changes in the size of the Universe as we move forwards and backwards in time. Remember, only the size of the cube will change. The galaxies inside the cube stay the same size. This animation illustrates how our cubic piece of the Universe changes with time. If the Universe followed the simplest expansionary models, its size would increase linearly with time. The Universe would continue to expand at a constant rate forever. If you look at only a narrow time-slice of the Universe's history, it does, in fact, appear that this is how the Universe

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Hydro Aluminium Sunndal Expansion Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Apr 1, 2003 ... Hydro Aluminium Sunndal Expansion Project ... very competitive, and it is the prerequisite for the present project, both in terms of cost efficiency...

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The derivative expansion of the renormalization group  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

By writing the flow equations for the continuum Legendre effective action (a.k.a. Helmholtz free energy) with respect to a particular form of smooth cutoff, and performing a derivative expansion up to some maximum order, a set of differential equations are obtained which at FPs (Fixed Points) reduce to non-linear eigenvalue equations for the anomalous scaling dimension $\\eta$. Illustrating this by expanding (single component) scalar field theory, in two, three and four dimensions, up to second order in derivatives, we show that the method is a powerful and robust means of discovering and quantifying non-perturbative continuum limits (continuous phase transitions).

Tim R. Morris

1994-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Crossroads Expansion | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Expansion Expansion Jump to: navigation, search Name Crossroads Expansion Facility Crossroads Expansion Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Oklahoma Gas & Electric Developer RES Americas Energy Purchaser Oklahoma Gas & Electric Coordinates 36.021°, -98.667° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":36.021,"lon":-98.667,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Job Expansion Tax Credit (Connecticut)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Job Expansion Tax Credit allows eligible businesses to receive tax credits for each new full-time position created. Up to $500 per month per employee is available for up to three years. The...

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Beyond Adiabatic Elimination: Systematic Expansions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We restate the adiabatic elimination approximation as the first term in a singular perturbation expansion. We use the invariant manifold formalism for singular perturbations in dynamical systems to identify systematic improvements on adiabatic elimination, connecting with well established quantum mechanical perturbation methods. We prove convergence of the expansions when energy scales are well separated. We state and solve the problem of hermiticity of improved effective hamiltonians.

I. L. Egusquiza

2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmic Growth History and Expansion History  

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LBNL- 58260 Cosmic Growth History andExpansion History Eric V. Linder Physics Division, LawrenceCalifornia. Cosmic Growth History and Expansion History Eric

Linder, Eric V.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Low Thermal Expansion Superalloys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For heat resistant alloys it is useful to decrease the thermal expansion for improved adherance of low thermal expansion ceramic coatings like silicon nitride,.

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Heat kernel expansion: user's manual  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The heat kernel expansion is a very convenient tool for studying one-loop divergences, anomalies and various asymptotics of the effective action. The aim of this report is to collect useful information on the heat kernel coefficients scattered in mathematical and physical literature. We present explicit expressions for these coefficients on manifolds with and without boundaries, subject to local and non-local boundary conditions, in the presence of various types of singularities (e.g., domain walls). In each case the heat kernel coefficients are given in terms of several geometric invariants. These invariants are derived for scalar and spinor theories with various interactions, Yang-Mills fields, gravity, and open bosonic strings. We discuss the relations between the heat kernel coefficients and quantum anomalies, corresponding anomalous actions, and covariant perturbation expansions of the effective action (both "low-" and "high-energy" ones).

D. V. Vassilevich

2003-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Query expansion techniques for question answering  

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Query expansion is a technique used to boost performance of a document retrieval engine, such as those commonly found in question answering (QA) systems. Common methods of query expansion for Boolean keyword-based document ...

Bilotti, Matthew W. (Matthew William), 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Capacity expansion in contemporary telecommunication networks  

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We study three capacity expansion problems in contemporary long distance telecommunication networks. The first two problems, motivated by a major long distance provider, address capacity expansion in national hybrid long ...

Sivaraman, Raghavendran

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Expansion and Collapse of Liquid Aluminum Foams  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ESP Dust Recovery Process Test Works, Plant Trial, Commissioning, Operations and Metallurgical Performance Expansion and Collapse of Liquid Aluminum...

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Cluster Expansion Methods - Progress and Outlook  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Symposium, Computational Thermodynamics and Kinetics. Presentation Title, Cluster Expansion Methods - Progress and Outlook. Author(s), Axel van de Walle .

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Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in the Western Renewable Energyin.S. Department of Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Permitting, Siting and Analysis Division #12;Resource and Transmission ExpansionResource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in WREZ

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Cluster expansion of fcc Pd-V intermetallics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A cluster expansion is used to compute fcc ground states from first principles for the Pd-V system. Intermetallic structures are not assumed but derived rigorously by minimizing the configurational energy subject to linear constraints. A large number of concentration-independent interactions are calculated by the method of direct configurational averaging. Agreement with the fcc-based portion of the experimentally-determined Pd-V phase diagram is quite satisfactory. 25 refs., 2 figs.

de Fontaine, D.; Wolverton, C.; Ceder, G. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)); Dreysse, H. (Nancy-1 Univ., 54 (France). Lab. de Physique du Solide)

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Three-Phase Controlled Expansion Superalloys with Oxidation ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

447-456. 5. D. F. Smith and D. E. Wenschhof, Effects of Test Atmosphere and Thermo-Mechanical Processing on the Stress-Rupture Properties of INCOLOY...

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Clearwater Subbasin Assessment 116 November 2003 5 Vegetative Resources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

cylindrica Jointed Goatgrass X Ambrosia tomentosa Skeletonleaf Bursage X Cardaria draba Hoary Cress X X X X X

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Electric Power Generation Expansion in Deregulated Markets.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??The generation expansion problem involves increasing electric power generation capacity in an existing power network. In competitive environment, power producers, distributors, and consumers all make (more)

KAYMAZ, PINAR

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmic Growth History and Expansion History  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the expansion history dark energy equation of state,and growth history constraints on the dark energy equationand growth history constraints on the dark energy equation

Linder, Eric V.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Natural Gas Pipeline and System Expansions  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy Information Administration / Natural Gas Monthly April 1997 vii This special report examines recent expansions to the North American natural gas pipeline network

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Transmission Expansion Planning Using an AC Model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Jan 2, 2013 ... Abstract: Transmission expansion planning (TEP) is a rather complicated process which requires extensive studies to determine when, where...

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Resonant Polarized Radiation Catalysis, and the Expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, The Birth of a New Field of Materials Science: Resonant Polarized Radiation Catalysis, and the Expansion of Thermodynamics. Author(s) ...

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Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Infrastructure Security...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Year-in-Review: 2010 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability U.S....

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Query expansion techniques for question answering.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Query expansion is a technique used to boost performance of a document retrieval engine, such as those commonly found in question answering (QA) systems. Common (more)

Bilotti, Matthew W. (Matthew William), 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cyberspace Security Econometrics System (CSES) Expansion to ...  

In typical usage, analysts create matrices that capture their expert opinion, and then use those matrices to quantify costs to stakeholders. This expansion

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Binary Equilibrium Phase Diagrams and the Third Law of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

I will make suggestions of probable configurations of binary phase diagrams at low temperatures. This leads to an expansion of the concept of improbable...

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Thermally-induced expansion in the 8 GeV/c ? ? + 197 Au reaction.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Fragment kinetic energy spectra for reactions induced by 8.0 GeV/c ? ? beams incident on a 197 Au target have been analyzed in order to deduce the possible existence and influence of thermal expansion. The average fragment kinetic energies are observed to increase systematically with fragment charge and to be nearly independent of excitation energy. Comparison of the data with statistical multifragmentation models indicates the onset of extra collective thermal expansion near an excitation energy of E*/A ? 5 MeV. However, this effect is weak relative to the radial expansion observed in heavy-ion-induced reactions, consistent with the interpretation that the latter expansion may be driven primarily by dynamical effects such as compression/decompression. The origin of the multifragmentation process [1], and its link to a nuclear liquid-gas phase

T. Lefort; L. Beaulieu; A. Botvina; D. Dur; K. Kwiatkowski; W. -c. Hsi; B. Back; H. Breuer; S. Gushue; R. G. Korteling; R. Laforest

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cosmic Growth History and Expansion History  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The cosmic expansion history tests the dynamics of the global evolution of the universe and its energy density contents, while the cosmic growth history tests the evolution of the inhomogeneous part of the energy density. Precision comparison of the two histories can distinguish the nature of the physics responsible for the accelerating cosmic expansion: an additional smooth component - dark energy - or a modification of the gravitational field equations. With the aid of a new fitting formula for linear perturbation growth accurate to 0.05-0.2%, we separate out the growth dependence on the expansion history and introduce a new growth index parameter \\gamma that quantifies the gravitational modification.

Eric V. Linder

2005-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentric ring flywheel without expansion separators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A concentric ring flywheel wherein the adjacent rings are configured to eliminate the need for differential expansion separators between the adjacent rings. This is accomplished by forming a circumferential step on an outer surface of an inner concentric ring and forming a matching circumferential step on the inner surface of an adjacent outer concentric ring. During operation the circumferential steps allow the rings to differentially expand due to the difference in the radius of the rings without the formation of gaps therebetween, thereby eliminating the need for expansion separators to take up the gaps formed by differential expansion.

Kuklo, Thomas C. (Oakdale, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentric ring flywheel without expansion separators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A concentric ring flywheel wherein the adjacent rings are configured to eliminate the need for differential expansion separators between the adjacent rings. This is accomplished by forming a circumferential step on an outer surface of an inner concentric ring and forming a matching circumferential step on the inner surface of an adjacent outer concentric ring. During operation the circumferential steps allow the rings to differentially expand due to the difference in the radius of the rings without the formation of gaps therebetween, thereby eliminating the need for expansion separators to take up the gaps formed by differential expansion. 3 figs.

Kuklo, T.C.

1999-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlation between thermal expansion and heat capacity  

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Theoretically predicted linear correlation between the volume coefficient of thermal expansion and the thermal heat capacity was investigated for highly symmetrical atomic arrangements. Normalizing the data of these thermodynamic parameters to the Debye temperature gives practically identical curves from zero Kelvin to the Debye temperature. This result is consistent with the predicted linear correlation. At temperatures higher than the Debye temperature the normalized values of the thermal expansion are always higher than the normalized value of the heat capacity. The detected correlation has significant computational advantage since it allows calculating the volume coefficient of thermal expansion from one experimental data by using the Debye function.

Jozsef Garai

2004-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Meteorological Network Expansion Using Information Decay Concept  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A generalized network design methodology was developed by using the basic entropy concept introduced by Shannon in communication engineering. In order to select potential sites for meteorological network expansion purposes, the meteorological ...

Tahir Husain; Mustafa A. Ukayli; Hasin U. Khan

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flat Ridge 2 Expansion | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Flat Ridge 2 Expansion Flat Ridge 2 Expansion Jump to: navigation, search Name Flat Ridge 2 Expansion Facility Flat Ridge 2 Expansion Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner BP Wind Energy Developer BP Wind Energy Energy Purchaser Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp Location Sharon KS Coordinates 37.383239°, -98.334088° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.383239,"lon":-98.334088,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Ocotillo Wind I Expansion | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

I Expansion I Expansion Jump to: navigation, search Name Ocotillo Wind I Expansion Facility Ocotillo Wind I Expansion Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status Under Construction Owner Pattern Energy Developer Pattern Energy Energy Purchaser San Diego Gas & Electric Location Ocotillo CA Coordinates 32.76302656°, -116.0466957° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.76302656,"lon":-116.0466957,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Century Wind Project Expansion | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Project Expansion Project Expansion Jump to: navigation, search Name Century Wind Project Expansion Facility Century Wind Project Expansion Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner MidAmerican Energy Developer EnXco Energy Purchaser MidAmerican Energy Location Wright and Hamilton Counties IA Coordinates 42.509141°, -93.682151° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.509141,"lon":-93.682151,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Motiva Enterprises Refinery Expansion Groundbreaking | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

it. When this expansion is complete this facility which is now one of the preeminent refineries on the Gulf Coast will become the largest in the United States and one of the...

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Transmission Expansion Planning with Re-design  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Expanding an electrical transmission network requires heavy investments ... Long term transmission expansion planning determines, over an horizon of 10 or more years, ... generation sites are usually far away from the consumption centers.

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Quantization Noise Shaping on Arbitrary Frame Expansions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Quantization noise shaping is commonly used in oversampled A/D and D/A converters with uniform sampling. This paper considers quantization noise shaping for arbitrary finite frame expansions based on generalizing the view ...

Boufounos, Petros T.

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EA-0845: Expansion of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home EA-0845: Expansion of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Research Center, Idaho Falls, Idaho EA-0845: Expansion...

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Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Now Available (July 2013) Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Now Available (July...

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Secretary Chu Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Production...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North Carolina Secretary Chu Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North Carolina July 26, 2011 -...

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Combining Positive and Negative Thermal Expansion Materials to ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Combining Positive and Negative Thermal Expansion Materials to Tailor the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion in Metal/Ceramic Composites.

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EIS-0488: Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project and Cameron LNG...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

88: Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project and Cameron LNG Liquefaction Project, Cameron Parish, LA EIS-0488: Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project and Cameron LNG Liquefaction Project,...

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EIA - Natural Gas Pipeline Network - Expansion Process Flow Diagram  

Annual Energy Outlook 2012 (EIA)

Natural Gas based on data through 20072008 with selected updates Development and Expansion Process For Natural Gas Pipeline Projects Figure showing the expansion process...

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Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in China Project Management Office Jump to: navigation, search Name Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating...

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Forward Expansion Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Forward Expansion Wind Farm Forward Expansion Wind Farm Facility Forward Expansion Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner Invenergy Developer Invenergy Energy Purchaser Alliant- Wisconsin Public Service-Madison Gas & Electric- Wisconsin Public Power Location Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties WI Coordinates 43.631519°, -88.556421° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.631519,"lon":-88.556421,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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DOE/EA-0845 Environmental Assessment Expansion  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

45 45 Environmental Assessment Expansion of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Research Center March 1994 U.S. Department of Energy MASTER DOE Idaho Operations Office Idaho Falls, Idaho _.OJ Oi_lll_lHl:lUTION OF TFII$O_r, UM_._T _ U_LJ_!_3'_ [6450-01] U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FINDINGOF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT . FOR EXPANSION OF THE IDAHONATIONALENGINEERING LABORATORY RESEARCH CENTER AGENCY: Department of Energy ACTION: Findingof No Significant Impact(FONSI) SUMMARY: The Department of Energy(DOE)has prepared an environmental assessment (EA),DOE/EA-0845, for expansion and upgrade of facilities at the IdahoNationalEngineering Laboratory (INEL)Research Center(IRC)in Idaho Falls,Idaho. Construction and operation of proposed facilities wouldnot causesignificant environmental impacts. Basedon the analysesin the EA, DOE has determined that the proposedactionis

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Expansion Capital Partners LLC | Open Energy Information  

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Expansion Capital Partners LLC Expansion Capital Partners LLC Jump to: navigation, search Name Expansion Capital Partners LLC Address One Embarcadero Center, Suite 4100 Place San Francisco, California Zip 94111 Region Bay Area Product Venture capital firm that invests in expansion-stage, clean technology enterprises Year founded 2001 Phone number (415) 788-8802 Website http://www.expansioncapital.co Coordinates 37.794497°, -122.39962° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.794497,"lon":-122.39962,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Stateline Expansion Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Stateline Expansion Wind Farm Stateline Expansion Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Stateline Expansion Wind Farm Facility Stateline Expansion Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner NextEra Energy Resources Developer NextEra Energy Resources Energy Purchaser PPM Energy Inc Location Walla Walla County OR Coordinates 46.012769°, -118.751528° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":46.012769,"lon":-118.751528,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Intrepid Expansion Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Intrepid Expansion Wind Farm Intrepid Expansion Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Intrepid Expansion Wind Farm Facility Intrepid Expansion Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner MidAmerican Energy Developer MidAmerican Energy Energy Purchaser MidAmerican Energy Location Buena Vista & Sac Counties IA Coordinates 42.483311°, -95.308807° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.483311,"lon":-95.308807,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Natural Gas Pipeline and System Expansions  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

This special report examines recent expansions tothe North American natural gas pipeline networkand the nature and type of proposed pipeline projects announced or approved for construction during the next several years in the United States. It includes those projects in Canada and Mexico that tie in with U.S. markets or projects.

Information Center

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical source expansion for question answering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A source expansion algorithm automatically extends a given text corpus with related content from large external sources such as the Web. The expanded corpus is not intended for human consumption but can be used in question answering (QA) and other information ... Keywords: TREC, information retrieval, jeopardy, question answering, watson

Nico Schlaefer; Jennifer Chu-Carroll; Eric Nyberg; James Fan; Wlodek Zadrozny; David Ferrucci

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY BUILDING 400A EXPANSION  

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ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY LEMONT, IL BUILDING 400A EXPANSION 3 WEEK LOOK AHEAD SCHEDULE PROJECT Touch Up Paint X X X X X B&A Install Insulation At North Parapet Walls X X Scrub / Clean Floors X X Seal OPEN Final Clean Building X TRIUMPH Caulk Interior Floors / Concrete / Frames X X G&L Water Test

Kemner, Ken

62

Entity set expansion in opinion documents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Opinion mining has been an active research area in recent years. The task is to extract opinions expressed on entities and their attributes. For example, the sentence, "I love the picture quality of Sony cameras," expresses a positive opinion on the ... Keywords: entity extraction, set expansion, text mining

Lei Zhang; Bing Liu

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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216-B-3 expansion ponds closure plan  

SciTech Connect

This document describes the activities for clean closure under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) of the 216-B-3 Expansion Ponds. The 216-B-3 Expansion Ponds are operated by the US Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) and co-operated by Westinghouse Hanford Company (Westinghouse Hanford). The 216-B-3 Expansion Ponds consists of a series of three earthen, unlined, interconnected ponds that receive waste water from various 200 East Area operating facilities. The 3A, 3B, and 3C ponds are referred to as Expansion Ponds because they expanded the capability of the B Pond System. Waste water (primarily cooling water, steam condensate, and sanitary water) from various 200 East Area facilities is discharged to the Bypass pipe (Project X-009). Water discharged to the Bypass pipe flows directly into the 216-B-3C Pond. The ponds were operated in a cascade mode, where the Main Pond overflowed into the 3A Pond and the 3A Pond overflowed into the 3C Pond. The 3B Pond has not received waste water since May 1985; however, when in operation, the 3B Pond received overflow from the 3A Pond. In the past, waste water discharges to the Expansion Ponds had the potential to have contained mixed waste (radioactive waste and dangerous waste). The radioactive portion of mixed waste has been interpreted by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to be regulated under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954; the dangerous waste portion of mixed waste is regulated under RCRA.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Expansion of Facilities on the North Slope of Alaska in Time for the  

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Expansion of Facilities on the North Slope of Alaska in Time for the Expansion of Facilities on the North Slope of Alaska in Time for the International Polar Year Zak, Bernard Sandia National Laboratories Ivey, Mark Sandia National Laboratories Zirzow, Jeffrey Sandia National Laboratories Brower, Walter UIC Science Division ARM/NSA Ivanoff, James NSA Whiteman, Doug NSA/AAO Sassen, Kenneth University of Alaska Fairbanks Truffer-Moudra, Dana University of Alaska Fairbanks Category: Infrastructure & Outreach The International Polar Year (IPY; 2007-2008) will stimulate research in both polar regions, primarily focusing on the rapid climate-related changes occurring at high latitudes. In part in preparation for the IPY, facilities at the NSA ACRF are undergoing expansion. In addition, with funding through NOAA, Phase 1 of the planned $60M Barrow Global Climate Change Research

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New Constraints on the Early Expansion History  

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Cosmic microwave background measurements have pushed to higher resolution, lower noise, and more sky coverage. These data enable a unique test of the early universe's expansion rate and constituents such as effective number of relativistic degrees of freedom and dark energy. Using the most recent data from Planck and WMAP9, we constrain the expansion history in a model independent manner from today back to redshift z=10^5. The Hubble parameter is mapped to a few percent precision, limiting early dark energy and extra relativistic degrees of freedom within a model independent approach to 2-16% and 0.71 equivalent neutrino species respectively (95% CL). Within dark radiation, barotropic aether, and Doran-Robbers models, the early dark energy constraints are 3.3%, 1.9%, 1.2% respectively.

Hojjati, Alireza; Samsing, Johan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

66

Hydrodynamic gradient expansion in gauge theory plasmas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We utilize the fluid-gravity duality to investigate the large order behavior of hydrodynamic gradient expansion of the dynamics of a gauge theory plasma system. This corresponds to the inclusion of dissipative terms and transport coefficients of very high order. Using the dual gravity description, we calculate numerically the form of the stress tensor for a boost-invariant flow in a hydrodynamic expansion up to terms with 240 derivatives. We observe a factorial growth of gradient contributions at large orders, which indicates a zero radius of convergence of the hydrodynamic series. Furthermore, we identify the leading singularity in the Borel transform of the hydrodynamic energy density with the lowest nonhydrodynamic excitation corresponding to a `nonhydrodynamic' quasinormal mode on the gravity side.

Michal P. Heller; Romuald A. Janik; Przemyslaw Witaszczyk

2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

67

Low thermal expansion seal ring support  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Today, the trend is to increase the temperature of operation of gas turbine engines. To cool the components with compressor discharge air, robs air which could otherwise be used for combustion and creates a less efficient gas turbine engine. The present low thermal expansion sealing ring support system reduces the quantity of cooling air required while maintaining life and longevity of the components. Additionally, the low thermal expansion sealing ring reduces the clearance "C","C'" demanded between the interface between the sealing surface and the tip of the plurality of turbine blades. The sealing ring is supported by a plurality of support members in a manner in which the sealing ring and the plurality of support members independently expand and contract relative to each other and to other gas turbine engine components.

Dewis, David W. (San Diego, CA); Glezer, Boris (Del Mar, CA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Frostless heat pump having thermal expansion valves  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A heat pump system having an operable relationship for transferring heat between an exterior atmosphere and an interior atmosphere via a fluid refrigerant and further having a compressor, an interior heat exchanger, an exterior heat exchanger, a heat pump reversing valve, an accumulator, a thermal expansion valve having a remote sensing bulb disposed in heat transferable contact with the refrigerant piping section between said accumulator and said reversing valve, an outdoor temperature sensor, and a first means for heating said remote sensing bulb in response to said outdoor temperature sensor thereby opening said thermal expansion valve to raise suction pressure in order to mitigate defrosting of said exterior heat exchanger wherein said heat pump continues to operate in a heating mode.

Chen, Fang C [Knoxville, TN; Mei, Viung C [Oak Ridge, TN

2002-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Expansion-free Cylindrically Symmetric Models  

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This paper investigates cylindrically symmetric distribution of an-isotropic fluid under the expansion-free condition, which requires the existence of vacuum cavity within the fluid distribution. We have discussed two family of solutions which further provide two exact models in each family. Some of these solutions satisfy Darmois junction condition while some show the presence of thin shell on both boundary surfaces. We also formulate a relation between the Weyl tensor and energy density.

M. Sharif; Z. Yousaf

2013-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions (July 2013) Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions (July 2013) The Year-in-Review (YIR):...

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The Effectiveness of Query Expansion for Distributed Information Retrieval  

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The Effectiveness of Query Expansion for Distributed Information Retrieval Paul Ogilvie, Jamie information retrieval where complete collection information is available. One might expect that query expansion would then work for distributed information retrieval when complete collection information

Callan, Jamie

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Expansion/De-expansion Tool to Quantify the Accuracy of Prostate Contours  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: Accurate delineation of the prostate gland on computed tomography (CT) remains a persistent challenge and continues to introduce geometric uncertainty into the planning and delivery of external beam radiotherapy. We, therefore, developed an expansion/de-expansion tool to quantify the contour errors and determine the location of the deviations. Methods and Materials: A planning CT scan and magnetic resonance imaging scan were prospectively acquired for 10 patients with prostate cancer. The prostate glands were contoured by 3 independent observers using the CT data sets with instructions to contour the prostate without underestimation but to minimize overestimation. The standard prostate for each patient was defined using magnetic resonance imaging and CT on multiple planes. After registration of the CT and magnetic resonance imaging data sets, the CT-defined prostates were scored for accuracy. The contours were defined as ideal if they were within a 2.5-mm expansion of the standard without underestimation, acceptable if they were within a 5.0-mm expansion and a 2.5-mm de-expansion, and unacceptable if they extended >5.0 mm or underestimated the prostate by >2.5 mm. Results: A total of 636 CT slices were individually analyzed, with the vast majority scored as ideal or acceptable. However, none of the 30 prostate contour sets had all the contours scored as ideal or acceptable. For all 3 observers, the unacceptable contours were more likely from underestimation than overestimation of the prostate. The errors were more common at the base and apex than the mid-gland. Conclusions: The expansion/de-expansion tool allows for directed feedback on the location of contour deviations, as well as the determination of over- or underestimation of the prostate. This metric might help improve the accuracy of prostate contours.

Chung, Eugene; Stenmark, Matthew H. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Evans, Cheryl [Department of Radiation Oncology, Providence Cancer Center, Novi, MI (United States); Narayana, Vrinda [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Providence Cancer Center, Novi, MI (United States); McLaughlin, Patrick W., E-mail: mclaughb@med.umich.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Providence Cancer Center, Novi, MI (United States)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

73

JILA Expansion: Preparing the Next Generation of Physicists  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

JILA Expansion: Preparing the Next Generation of Physicists (+$13 million). ... could lead to dramatically more efficient electrical power transmission. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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A test of Taylor- and modified Taylor-expansion  

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We compare Taylor expansion and a modified variant of Taylor expansion, which incorporates features of the fugacity series, for expansions in the chemical potential around a zero-density lattice field theory. As a first test we apply both series to the cases of free fermions and free bosons. Convergence and other properties are analyzed.

Max Wilfling; Christof Gattringer

2013-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

75

Improving effectiveness of query expansion using information theoretic approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Automatic Query expansion is a well-known method to improve the performance of information retrieval systems. In this paper we have suggested information theoretic measures to improve efficiency of co-occurrence based automatic query expansion. We have ... Keywords: automatic query expansion, candidate terms, kullback-leibler divergence, relevance feedback, term cooccurrence

Hazra Imran; Aditi Sharan

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cluster virial expansion for the equation of state of partially ionized hydrogen plasma  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study the contribution of electron-atom interaction to the equation of state for partially ionized hydrogen plasma using the cluster-virial expansion. We use the Beth-Uhlenbeck approach to calculate the second virial coefficient for the electron-atom (bound cluster) pair from the corresponding scattering phase shifts and binding energies. Experimental scattering cross-sections as well as phase shifts calculated on the basis of different pseudopotential models are used as an input for the Beth-Uhlenbeck formula. By including Pauli blocking and screening in the phase shift calculation, we generalize the cluster-virial expansion in order to cover also near solid density plasmas. We present results for the electron-atom contribution to the virial expansion and the corresponding equation of state, i.e. pressure, composition, and chemical potential as a function of density and temperature. These results are compared with semiempirical approaches to the thermodynamics of partially ionized plasmas. Avoiding any ill-founded input quantities, the Beth-Uhlenbeck second virial coefficient for the electron-atom interaction represents a benchmark for other, semiempirical approaches.

Omarbakiyeva, Y. A. [Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, D-18051 Rostock (Germany); IETP, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 96a, Tole bi St., Almaty 050012 (Kazakhstan); Fortmann, C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States); Ramazanov, T. S. [IETP, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 96a, Tole bi St., Almaty 050012 (Kazakhstan); Roepke, G. [Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, D-18051 Rostock (Germany)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

77

Specialty sorghums in direct-expansion extrusion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Whole-grain, high-fiber, or decorticated extrudates of excellent properties were made from white (nonwaxy, heterowaxy, waxy) sorghums or brown tannin-sorghums. Intact grains or prepared raw materials (cracked, cracked and sifted, decorticated) were extruded in a high-temperature, short-time (HTST) extruder. Waxy extrudates expanded less and were softer than those from nonwaxy or heterowaxy sorghums. Waxy extrudates had bigger air cells and thicker cell walls. Low moisture used in this type of extrusion and its interaction with the different amylose contents were the causes of the differences. Whole-grain extrudates from white sorghum had similar sensory acceptability to those from white decorticated sorghum. They had bland flavor and appearance and texture characteristic of whole-grain products. Extrudates from tannin sorghums were reddish brown due to their high levels of phytochemicals. The more expanded, softer products from whole-grain tannin sorghum were obtained when the grain was cracked and sifted. Decreased expansion was caused by higher levels of fiber and greater particle sizes (as in the extruded intact grain), and by reduced particle sizes (as in the cracked non-sifted grain). Expansion was correlated to smaller air cells with smooth walls. A simple enzymatic method was developed that isolates the 'gritty' particles from whole-grain/high-fiber extrudates, which closely correlated with expansion. Gritty particles were fiber (bran) plus undegraded starchy material. Whole grain/high fiber extrudates from white and tannin sorghums are an excellent option for food processors because of their excellent taste, appearance and texture.

Perez Gonzalez, Alejandro Jose

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Diamond Shamrock nears completion of major expansions  

SciTech Connect

With completion later this year of a second refined products line into Colorado, Diamond Shamrock Inc., San Antonio, will have added more than 600 miles of product and crude-oil pipeline on its system and expanded charge and production capacities at its two state-of-the-art refineries, all within 30 months. The projects aim at improving the company's ability to serve markets in the U.S. Southwest and increasing capacities and flexibility at its two refineries. The paper describes these projects under the following headings: new products service; another new line; and refineries, crude pipelines; Three Rivers expansion and Supplies for McKee.

True, W.R.

1993-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

79

Stability of Anisotropic Cylinder with Zero Expansion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the dynamical instability of anisotropic collapsing cylinder with the expansion-free condition, which generates vacuum cavity within fluid distribution. The perturbation scheme is applied to distinguish Newtonian, post-Newtonian and post-post Newtonian terms, which are used for constructing dynamical equation at Newtonian and post-Newtonian regimes. We analyze the role of pressure anisotropy and energy density inhomogeneity on the stability of collapsing cylinder. It turns out that stability of the cylinder depends upon these physical properties of the fluid, not on the stiffness of the fluid.

M. Sharif; M. Azam

2013-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

80

Stability of Anisotropic Cylinder with Zero Expansion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the dynamical instability of anisotropic collapsing cylinder with the expansion-free condition, which generates vacuum cavity within fluid distribution. The perturbation scheme is applied to distinguish Newtonian, post-Newtonian and post-post Newtonian terms, which are used for constructing dynamical equation at Newtonian and post-Newtonian regimes. We analyze the role of pressure anisotropy and energy density inhomogeneity on the stability of collapsing cylinder. It turns out that stability of the cylinder depends upon these physical properties of the fluid, not on the stiffness of the fluid.

Sharif, M

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Phase Stability, Phase Transformations, and Reactive Phase ...  

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Jul 31, 2012 ... New Phase in Stoichiometric Cu6Sn5 and Effect of Ni Addition on Phase Stabilization in Wide Temperature Range Optical Properties of...

82

A Study of Homogeneous Condensation-Freezing Nucleation of Small Water Droplets in an Expansion Cloud Chamber  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Observations of the homogeneous nucleation of water vapor in an expansion cloud chamber have been carried out for the temperature range ?50 to +17C in the carrier gases argon and helium. We have found that the onset of the ice phase in freshly ...

Rodney J. Anderson; Ronald C. Miller; James L. Kassner Jr.; Donald E. Hagen

1980-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Is Hubble's Expansion due to Dark Energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

{\\it The universe is expanding} is known (through Galaxy observations) since 1929 through Hubble's discovery ($V = H D$). Recently in 1999, it is found (through Supernovae observations) that the universe is not simply expanding but is accelerating too. We, however, hardly know only $4\\%$ of the universe. The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite observational data suggest $73\\%$ content of the universe in the form of dark-energy, $23\\%$ in the form of non-baryonic dark-matter and the rest $4\\%$ in the form of the usual baryonic matter. The acceleration of the universe is ascribed to this dark-energy with bizarre properties (repulsive-gravity). The question is that whether Hubble's expansion is just due to the shock of big-bang & inflation or it is due to the repulsive-gravity of dark-energy? Now, it is believed to be due to dark-energy, say, by re-introducing the once-discarded cosmological-constant $\\Lambda$. In the present paper, it is shown that `the formula for acceleration due to dark-energy' is (almost) exactly of same-form as `the acceleration formula from the Hubble's law'. Hence, it is concluded that: yes, `indeed it is the dark-energy responsible for the Hubble's expansion too, in-addition to the current on-going acceleration of the universe'.

R. C. Gupta; Anirudh Pradhan

2010-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

84

Phase Diagrams  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 7, 2013 ... Computational Thermodynamics and Kinetics: Phase Diagrams ... TMS: Alloy Phases Committee, TMS: Chemistry and Physics of Materials...

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Early expansion in exploding multiple wire arrays  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simple model is developed for the initial stage (blow-off and the onset of pinching) of a multiple exploded wire array. With obvious modifications the model can also be applied to single wires or other self-pinched plasma columns. Each wire in the array is modeled as a plasma cylinder undergoing self-similar radial motion, and the whole array is coupled self-consistently to an external circuit. The plasma expands initially; the onset of self-pinch is shown to be coincident with the plasma conductivity reaching a value large enough for skin effect to occur. The model is run for a variety of system parameters, and the choice of machine and wire parameters to attain particular objectives (e.g., rapid current rise, limited wire expansion, etc.) is discussed.

Bloomberg, H.W.; Lampe, M.; Colombant, D.G.

1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

86

Derivative Expansion of the Exact Renormalization Group  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The functional flow equations for the Legendre effective action, with respect to changes in a smooth cutoff, are approximated by a derivative expansion; no other approximation is made. This results in a set of coupled non-linear differential equations. The corresponding differential equations for a fixed point action have at most a countable number of solutions that are well defined for all values of the field. We apply the technique to the fixed points of one-component real scalar field theory in three dimensions. Only two non-singular solutions are found: the gaussian fixed point and an approximation to the Wilson fixed point. The latter is used to compute critical exponents, by carrying the approximation to second order. The results appear to converge rapidly.

Tim R. Morris

1994-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

87

Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 The 2011 Year-in-Review (YIR) provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States throughout 2011. The focus is on the United States, but international events that impacted the United States are also reported. The 2011 YIR is based primarily on information reported in the Energy Assurance Daily (EAD) between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011.pdf More Documents & Publications Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions (July 2013) Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2010

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Thermal Expansion of Aluminum and Some Aluminum Alloys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Am. Inst. Mining Met. Engrs., Inst. Metals Diy. 104, 308 (1933). 13] P. Hidnert and W. Souder, Thermal expansion of solids, NBS Circular 486 (1950). ...

2006-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

89

Prevention of Compressor Short Cycling in Direct-Expansion (DX...  

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Units, Part 1: Theoretical Analysis and Simulation Title Prevention of Compressor Short Cycling in Direct-Expansion (DX) Rooftop Units, Part 1: Theoretical Analysis and Simulation...

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Prevention of Compressor Short Cycling in Direct-Expansion (DX...  

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Units- Part 2: Field Investigation Title Prevention of Compressor Short Cycling in Direct-Expansion (DX) Rooftop Units- Part 2: Field Investigation Publication Type Journal Article...

91

FOA aimed at growing expansive database of Renewable Energy and...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

FOA aimed at growing expansive database of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Incentives and Policies Home > Groups > Utility Rate Graham7781's picture Submitted by...

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EA-1763: Geothermal Expansion to Boise State University, City...  

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Sites Power Marketing Administration Other Agencies You are here Home EA-1763: Geothermal Expansion to Boise State University, City of Boise, Boise, Idaho EA-1763: Geothermal...

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Energy Recovery During Expansion of Compressed Gas Using Power...  

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Recovery During Expansion of Compressed Gas Using Power Plant Low-Quality Heat Sources Opportunity The Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is...

94

Cardiorenal-endocrine dynamics during and following volume expansion  

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The relationship between atrial pressure, atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and renal hemodynamic and excretory function was examined during and following acute 10% body weight saline volume expansion and measurements were made at 3.3, 6.6, and 10% body weight volume expansion in pentobarbital anesthetized dogs. Right atrial pressure (RAP), pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), fractional excretion of Na (FE/sub Na/), and ANP all increased in parallel during volume expansion. Plasma renin activity (PRA) and aldosterone decreased in parallel during 10% volume expansion. ANP, PRA and aldosterone were measured by radioimmunoassay. Following 10% volume expansion, saline was infused at the peak urine flow rate to maintain peak volume expansion. Despite continued saline infusion, RAP, PCWP, and ANP decreased in parallel. In contrast, FE/sub Na/ remained increased, and aldosterone and PRA remained depressed. These studies demonstrate that atrial pressures, ANP, and FE/sub Na/ increase in parallel during volume expansion; this suggests a role for ANP in modulating acute atrial volume overload. During stable volume expansion periods, however, despite a decrease in ANP levels, Na excretion remains elevated, suggesting that non-ANP mechanisms may be important in maintaining natriuresis during stable volume expansion.

Zimmerman, R.S.; Edwards, B.S.; Schwab, T.R.; Heublein, D.M.; Burnett, J.C. Jr.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

95

Oil Production Capacity Expansion Costs for the Persian Gulf  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

DOE/EIA-TR/0606 Distribution Category UC-950 Oil Production Capacity Expansion Costs For The Persian Gulf January 1996 Energy Information Administration

96

Shearing expansion-free spherical anisotropic fluid evolution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Spherically symmetric expansion-free distributions are systematically studied. The entire set of field equations and junction conditions are presented for a general distribution of dissipative anisotropic fluid (principal stresses unequal), and the expansion-free condition is integrated. In order to understand the physical meaning of expansion-free motion, two different definitions for the radial velocity of a fluid element are discussed. It is shown that the appearance of a cavity is inevitable in the expansion-free evolution. The nondissipative case is considered in detail, and the Skripkin model is recovered.

Herrera, L. [Escuela de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Santos, N. O. [School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS (United Kingdom); Laboratorio Nacional de Computacao Cientifica, 25651-070 Petropolis RJ (Brazil); Wang Anzhong [GCAP-CASPER, Department of Physics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas 76798-7316 (United States); Department of Theoretical Physics, State University of Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

97

Development of a New Controlled Thermal Expansion Superalloy ...  

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Aerospace Structural Metals Handbook, (1991) Vol 4, Code 4103, page 36. 9. D. F. Smith and J. S. Smith, A Silicon-Containing, Low-Expansion Alloy with.

98

Expansion of the Volpentest Hazardous Materials Management and...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assessment Expansion of the Volpentest Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response Training and Education Center, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington U.S....

99

PHOTOSPHERIC RADIUS EXPANSION IN SUPERBURST PRECURSORS FROM NEUTRON STARS  

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Thermonuclear runaway burning of carbon is in rare cases observed from accreting neutron stars as day-long X-ray flares called superbursts. In the few cases where the onset is observed, superbursts exhibit a short precursor burst at the start. In each instance, however, the data are of insufficient quality for spectral analysis of the precursor. Using data from the propane anti-coincidence detector of the Proportional Counter Array instrument on the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, we perform the first detailed time-resolved spectroscopy of precursors. For a superburst from 4U 1820-30 we demonstrate the presence of photospheric radius expansion. We find the precursor to be 1.4-2 times more energetic than other short bursts from this source, indicating that the burning of accreted helium is insufficient to explain the full precursor. Shock heating would be able to account for the shortfall in energy. We argue that this precursor is a strong indication that the superburst starts as a detonation, and that a shock induces the precursor. Furthermore, we employ our technique to study the superexpansion phase of the same superburst in greater detail.

Keek, L., E-mail: keek@nscl.msu.edu [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)

2012-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

100

Phase five  

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Phase five Phase five 1663 Los Alamos science and technology magazine Latest Issue:November 2013 All Issues » submit Phase five Los Alamos physicists have conclusively demonstrated the existence of a new phase of matter. November 25, 2013 Phase five Scientists still have more to learn about the exotic physics of specialty materials. What makes the cuprates special? How about a new phase of matter. Ceramic metals known as cuprates have mystified physicists for decades. They exhibit a variety of distinct phases of matter, each with its own specific properties, including a phase bearing an exotic type of magnetism, a high-temperature superconducting phase, an ordinary metal phase, a poorly understood and weird metallic phase simply called a strange metal, and an equally poorly understood metallic phase known as the pseudogap. The

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101

Expansion of U. S. uranium enrichment capacity. Final environmental statement  

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Reasonably foreseeable environmental, social, economic, and technological costs and benefits of postulated expansion of U. S. enrichment capacity through the year 2000 and reasonably available alternatives to such expansion are described. Both the gas centrifuge and gaseous diffusion methods for the enrichment of uranium are considered in this impact assessment. (JGB)

1976-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Thermal Expansion in Ocean and Coupled General Circulation Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

More than half of the predicted rise in future sea level caused by the enhanced greenhouse effect is currently thought to be due to the thermal expansion of the oceans. Here methods for quantifying this thermal expansion component of sea level ...

D. R. Jackett; T. J. McDougall; M. H. England; A. C. Hirst

2000-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Optimal expansion of competence sets with multilevel skills  

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The purpose of competence set expansion is to find an optimal expansion process at the minimal cost and then obtain the required competence set from the acquired competence set to solve a problem. Several models have been proposed to address the competence ... Keywords: Competence set, Decision making, Multiple solutions

Jung-Fa Tsai; Pei-Chun Wang; Ming-Hua Lin

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Expansion of elastic bodies with application in the bread industry  

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This article is concerned with modeling the expansion of an elastic body with application to the evolution of bread dough during the proofing process. The main result is a set of linear second-order partial differential equations corresponding to an ... Keywords: B-Splines, Bread dough, Elastic expansion, Rayleigh-Ritz method, Surface evolution

P. C. Bollada

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

System dynamics simulation of the expansion of the Panama Canal  

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The expansion of the Panama Canal could be the largest project attempted by the Republic of Panama in its 100 years of existence. The objective of this simulation study is to use the Canal Expansion project to develop and demonstrate how more precise ...

Humberto R. Alvarez A.; Dario Solis; Arnoldo R. Cano S.; Serge Sala-Diakanda

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Reliabilit PlanningReliability Planning David Duebner, Expansion Planningp g  

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EE552 Reliabilit PlanningReliability Planning David Duebner, Expansion Planningp g September 27, 2010 #12;Reliability Planning OverviewReliability Planning Overview · Midwest ISO Transmission Expansion Plan (MTEP)p ( ) · MTEP Reliability Study Process ­ Planning Criteriag ­ Reliability Analysis

McCalley, James D.

107

Environmental Assessment for the Terminal Expansion Project.  

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The Terminal Expansion Project is proposed by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Southern California Edison (SCE), and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to increase the operating capacity of the existing bipole direct current (dc) Intertie line between the Celilo Converter Station at The Dalles, Oregon, and the Sylmar converter Station at Sylmar, California. The proposal will allow a greater exchange of electric power between the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and Southern California without constructing new interregional transmission lines. By adding more alternating ac/dc converter equipment at the terminals, the conductors on the existing 845-mile dc intertie transmission line can be operated at full design capacity. The dc Intertie plus two other ac lines which terminate near San Francisco comprise the ''Intertie.'' Though the project is interregional, relatively little construction will be needed. This Environmental Assessment addresses the environmental impacts of the proposed actions and makes a determination as to their significance. Though LADWP is complying with the State environmental process, as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the impacts of their construction are being considered as part of the impacts of the overall proposal and are considered in the determination of significance.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1985-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

[Feedback control mechanisms of plant cell expansion  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have generated considerable evidence for the significance of wall stress relaxation in the control of plant growth and found that several agents (gibberellin, light, genetic loci for dwarf stature) influence growth rate via alteration of wall relaxation. We have refined our methods for measuring wall relaxation and, moreover, have found that wall relaxation properties bear only a distance relationship to wall mechanical properties. We have garnered novel insights into the nature of cell expansion mechanisms by analyzing spontaneous fluctuations of plant growth rate in seedlings. These experiments involved the application of mathematical techniques for analyzing growth rate fluctuations and the development of new instrumentation for measuring and forcing plant growth in a controlled fashion. These studies conclude that growth rate fluctuations generated by the plant as consequence of a feedback control system. This conclusion has important implications for the nature of wall loosening processes and demands a different framework for thinking about growth control. It also implies the existence of a growth rate sensor.

Cosgrove, D.J.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Development of low-expansion ceramics with strength retention to elevated temperatures. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The development of advanced engines has resulted in the need for new ceramic compositions which exhibit thermo-mechanical properties suitable for the engine environment, e.g., low thermal expansion, stability to 1,200 C, and thermal shock resistance. To meet these goals, a two phase research program was instituted. In the first phase, new oxide ceramics were identified in the AlPO{sub 4}-{beta}-eucryptite, {beta}-cristobalite, mullite and zircon systems. This research focused on screening and property characterization of ceramics in the four systems. The most promising compositions in the AlPO{sub 4}-{beta}-eucryptite and zircon systems were then further evaluated and developed in the second phase with the goal of being ready for prototype testing in actual engines. Of the compositions, calcium magnesium zirconium phosphate (zircon system) exhibits the most desirable properties and is presently being developed for commercialization.

Hirschfeld, D.A.; Brown, J.J. Jr. [Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Zambia-Long-Term Generation Expansion Study | Open Energy Information  

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Zambia-Long-Term Generation Expansion Study Zambia-Long-Term Generation Expansion Study Jump to: navigation, search Logo: Zambia-Long-Term Generation Expansion Study Name Zambia-Long-Term Generation Expansion Study Agency/Company /Organization Argonne National Laboratory Sector Energy Topics Implementation, GHG inventory, Background analysis Resource Type Software/modeling tools, Lessons learned/best practices Website http://www.dis.anl.gov/pubs/61 Country Zambia UN Region Eastern Africa References Zambia-Long-Term Generation Expansion Study[1] Abstract The objective of this study is to analyze possible long-term development options of the Zambian electric power system in the period up to 2015. Overview "The objective of this study is to analyze possible long-term development options of the Zambian electric power system in the period up to 2015. The

111

Tanzania Energy Development and Access Expansion Project | Open Energy  

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Energy Development and Access Expansion Project Energy Development and Access Expansion Project Jump to: navigation, search Name of project Tanzania Energy Development and Access Expansion Project Location of project Tanzania Energy Services Lighting, Cooking and water heating, Space heating, Cooling Year initiated 2007 Organization World Bank Website http://documents.worldbank.org Coordinates -6.369028°, 34.888822° References The World Bank[1] The objective of the Energy Development and Access Expansion Project of Tanzania is to improve the quality and efficiency of the electricity service provision in the three main growth centers of Dar es Salaam, Arusha, and Kilimanjaro and to establish a sustainable basis for energy access expansion. The project is consistent with the latest Joint Assistance Strategy (2007-2010) by specifically supporting the goals of the

112

Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2010 |  

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Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2010 Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2010 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2010 The Year-in-Review provides an overview of the events that occurred in 2010: disruptions and additions to energy infrastructure in the United States as well as international events of importance to U.S. energy supplies. The report is the culminating analysis of all of the 2010 issues of the Energy Assurance Daily (EAD). Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2010.pdf More Documents & Publications Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 Hardening and Resiliency: U.S. Energy Industry Response to Recent Hurricane Seasons - August 2010 Comparing the Impacts of the 2005 and 2008 Hurricanes on U.S. Energy

113

EA-1934: Expansion of Active Borrow Areas, Hanford Site, Richland,  

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EA-1934: Expansion of Active Borrow Areas, Hanford Site, Richland, EA-1934: Expansion of Active Borrow Areas, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington EA-1934: Expansion of Active Borrow Areas, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington SUMMARY This EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of expansion or continued use of existing sand and gravel pits located on the Hanford Site (Pits F, H, N, 6, 9, 18, 21, 23, 24, 30, and 34) and establishing one new borrow area source in the 100 Area for ongoing construction activities and fill material following remediation activities. The scope of this EA does not include borrow sources for silt-loam material. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD August 15, 2013 EA-1934: Mitigation Action Plan Expansion of Active Borrow Areas, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

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EA-1934: Expansion of Active Borrow Areas, Hanford Site, Richland,  

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4: Expansion of Active Borrow Areas, Hanford Site, Richland, 4: Expansion of Active Borrow Areas, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington EA-1934: Expansion of Active Borrow Areas, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington SUMMARY This EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of expansion or continued use of existing sand and gravel pits located on the Hanford Site (Pits F, H, N, 6, 9, 18, 21, 23, 24, 30, and 34) and establishing one new borrow area source in the 100 Area for ongoing construction activities and fill material following remediation activities. The scope of this EA does not include borrow sources for silt-loam material. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD August 15, 2013 EA-1934: Mitigation Action Plan Expansion of Active Borrow Areas, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

115

Updated Volumetric Expansion Factors for K Basin Sludge During Storage  

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Sludge has accumulated in the K East (KE) and K West (KW) Basins at the Hanford Site. This sludge contains metallic uranium and uranium oxides that will corrode, hydrate, and generate and consume gases during containerized storage. From these corrosion reactions, two sludge expansion mechanisms can be expected: 1) expansion of the volume of the sludge solids from the generation of corrosion oxidation products that occupy more space than the starting-state sludge; and 2) expansion of the bulk sludge volume from the retention of hydrogen gas bubbles. This report provides a review and updated projections of the volumetric expansion occurring due to corrosion and gas retention during the containerized storage of K Basin sludge. New design and safety basis volume expansion values are provided for the following sludge streams: KW Floor, KW North Loadout Pit, KW canister, and fuel piece sludge.

Schmidt, Andrew J. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)); Delegard, Calvin H. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB))

2003-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

116

Acceleration of the cosmic expansion induced by symmetry breaking  

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It is proved that in order to obtain a model of the accelerated cosmic expansion the thing one only need to do is to add a perturbation term to the Einstein-Hilbert Lagrangian. This term leads to some symmetry breaking terms in the fields equation, which makes the cosmic expansion accelerating. A vacuum de Sitter solution is obtained. A new explanation of the acceleration of the cosmic expansion is presented. In this model the changing of the expansion from decelerating to accelerating is an intrinsic property of the universe without need of an exotic dark energy. The acceleration of the cosmic expansion is induced by the symmetry breaking perturbation of the gravitational energy. The cosmological constant problem, the coincidence problem and the problem of phantom divide line crossing are naturally solved. The results of the model are roughly consistent with the observations.

G. Y. Chee

2013-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

117

OPEC production: Untapped reserves, world demand spur production expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

To meet projected world oil demand, almost all members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) have embarked on ambitious capacity expansion programs aimed at increasing oil production capabilities. These expansion programs are in both new and existing oil fields. In the latter case, the aim is either to maintain production or reduce the production decline rate. However, the recent price deterioration has led some major OPEC producers, such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, to revise downward their capacity plans. Capital required for capacity expansion is considerable. Therefore, because the primary source of funds will come from within each OPEC country, a reasonably stable and relatively high oil price is required to obtain enough revenue for investing in upstream projects. This first in a series of two articles discusses the present OPEC capacity and planned expansion in the Middle East. The concluding part will cover the expansion plans in the remaining OPEC countries, capital requirements, and environmental concerns.

Ismail, I.A.H. (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Vienna (Austria))

1994-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

118

Double acting stirling engine phase control  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A mechanical device for effecting a phase change between the expansion and compression volumes of a double-acting Stirling engine uses helical elements which produce opposite rotation of a pair of crankpins when a control rod is moved, so the phase between two pairs of pistons is changed by +.psi. and the phase between the other two pairs of pistons is changed by -.psi.. The phase can change beyond .psi.=90.degree. at which regenerative braking and then reversal of engine rotation occurs.

Berchowitz, David M. (Scotia, NY)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

The Magnus expansion and some of its applications  

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Approximate resolution of linear systems of differential equations with varying coefficients is a recurrent problem shared by a number of scientific and engineering areas, ranging from Quantum Mechanics to Control Theory. When formulated in operator or matrix form, the Magnus expansion furnishes an elegant setting to built up approximate exponential representations of the solution of the system. It provides a power series expansion for the corresponding exponent and is sometimes referred to as Time-Dependent Exponential Perturbation Theory. Every Magnus approximant corresponds in Perturbation Theory to a partial re-summation of infinite terms with the important additional property of preserving at any order certain symmetries of the exact solution. The goal of this review is threefold. First, to collect a number of developments scattered through half a century of scientific literature on Magnus expansion. They concern the methods for the generation of terms in the expansion, estimates of the radius of convergence of the series, generalizations and related non-perturbative expansions. Second, to provide a bridge with its implementation as generator of especial purpose numerical integration methods, a field of intense activity during the last decade. Third, to illustrate with examples the kind of results one can expect from Magnus expansion in comparison with those from both perturbative schemes and standard numerical integrators. We buttress this issue with a revision of the wide range of physical applications found by Magnus expansion in the literature.

S. Blanes; F. Casas; J. A. Oteo; J. Ros

2008-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

120

Measurement and quantification of aggregate thermal coefficient of expansion  

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The coefficient of thermal expansion of concrete affects thermal related distresses in pavements. Factors affecting expansion of concrete and aggregates along with existing models are reviewed. A test method to measure the coefficient of thermal expansion of aggregates is proposed. Existing methods used to analyze oxide contents are evaluated. A relation between the oxide content of various elements in aggregates and the CTE of aggregate is presented. Results obtained from the proposed method are presented. A model is also presented for the CTE of concrete based on aggregate properties.

Chande, Gautam U

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Announces Expansion and Solicitation for Entrepreneur in Residence  

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Expansion and Solicitation for Entrepreneur in Expansion and Solicitation for Entrepreneur in Residence Program DOE Announces Expansion and Solicitation for Entrepreneur in Residence Program November 19, 2008 - 4:58pm Addthis Entrepreneurs Accelerate Deployment of Advanced Clean Energy Technologies from DOE's Labs to the Marketplace WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today announced a competitive solicitation for five venture capital firms to participate in the expansion of DOE's Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program, that aims to accelerate deployment and commercialization of advanced clean energy technologies from DOE's National Laboratories. EIR furthers President Bush's comprehensive strategy to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by empowering

122

Energy At Work: Plant Expansion Creates Job Opportunities in Ohio |  

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Energy At Work: Plant Expansion Creates Job Opportunities in Ohio Energy At Work: Plant Expansion Creates Job Opportunities in Ohio Energy At Work: Plant Expansion Creates Job Opportunities in Ohio May 24, 2012 - 5:08pm Addthis Wade Reichelderfer is among the recent hires at DuPont's newly expanded solar manufacturing plant in Circleville, Ohio. | Photo courtesy of DuPont. Wade Reichelderfer is among the recent hires at DuPont's newly expanded solar manufacturing plant in Circleville, Ohio. | Photo courtesy of DuPont. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this project do? DuPont's newly expanded solar manufacturing plant in Circleville, Ohio, produces thin film materials to strengthen the durability of solar panels. To support the expansion project, DuPont created 70 new operational

123

Partnership in Assisting Community Expansion (PACE) Program (North Dakota)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Partnership in Assisting Community Expansion (PACE) Program (North Partnership in Assisting Community Expansion (PACE) Program (North Dakota) Partnership in Assisting Community Expansion (PACE) Program (North Dakota) < Back Eligibility Commercial Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State North Dakota Program Type Loan Program The Partnership in Assisting Community Expansion (PACE) Program is available to finance the purchase of equipment or real estate, as well as term working capital. In conjunction with community support, the program provides an interest buy down that can reduce the borrower's rate of interest by as much as 5%. This buy down can mean an interest savings of approximately $462,000 over the term of the loan. In return, the borrower

124

Financial Analysis of Electric Sector Expansion Plans (FINPLAN) | Open  

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Financial Analysis of Electric Sector Expansion Plans (FINPLAN) Financial Analysis of Electric Sector Expansion Plans (FINPLAN) Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Financial Analysis of Electric Sector Expansion Plans (FINPLAN) Agency/Company /Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Topics: Market analysis Resource Type: Software/modeling tools Website: www-tc.iaea.org/tcweb/abouttc/strategy/Thematic/pdf/presentations/ener References: Overview of IAEA PESS Models [1] "In developing countries, financial constraints are often the most important obstacle to implementing optimal electricity expansion plans. FINPLAN helps assess the financial viability of plans and projects. It takes into account different financial sources - including export credits,

125

Major Business Expansion Bond Program (Maine) | Department of Energy  

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Expansion Bond Program (Maine) Expansion Bond Program (Maine) Major Business Expansion Bond Program (Maine) < Back Eligibility Commercial Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Maine Program Type Bond Program Provider Finance Authority of Maine The Major Business Expansion Bond Program provides long-term, credit-enhanced financing up to $25,000,000 at taxable bond rates for businesses creating or retaining at least 50 jobs; up to $10,000,000 is available for businesses which expand their manufacturing services. The bond proceeds may be used to acquire real estate, machinery, equipment, or rehabilitate or expand an existing facility. The interest rate is determined by market forces at the time of the bond sale

126

Frequency dependent thermal expansion in binary viscoelastic composites  

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coe?cient, c p is the heat capacity, T is the ambient systemthermal expansion and heat capacity e?ects, also has thisincrement of heat, c v is heat capacity at constant volume,

Berryman, James G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Stetson Wind Expansion Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

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Stetson Wind Expansion Wind Farm Stetson Wind Expansion Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Stetson Wind Expansion Wind Farm Facility Stetson Wind Expansion Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner First Wind Developer First Wind Location Washington County ME Coordinates 45.595833°, -67.928628° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":45.595833,"lon":-67.928628,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

128

Energy At Work: Plant Expansion Creates Job Opportunities in Ohio |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy At Work: Plant Expansion Creates Job Opportunities in Ohio Energy At Work: Plant Expansion Creates Job Opportunities in Ohio Energy At Work: Plant Expansion Creates Job Opportunities in Ohio May 24, 2012 - 5:08pm Addthis Wade Reichelderfer is among the recent hires at DuPont's newly expanded solar manufacturing plant in Circleville, Ohio. | Photo courtesy of DuPont. Wade Reichelderfer is among the recent hires at DuPont's newly expanded solar manufacturing plant in Circleville, Ohio. | Photo courtesy of DuPont. Erin R. Pierce Erin R. Pierce Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this project do? DuPont's newly expanded solar manufacturing plant in Circleville, Ohio, produces thin film materials to strengthen the durability of solar panels. To support the expansion project, DuPont created 70 new operational

129

Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions  

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The Year-in-Review (YIR): 2012Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansionsreport provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States...

130

Generation and transmission expansion planning for renewable energy integration  

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In recent years the expansion planning problem has become increasingly complex. As expansion planning (sometimes called composite or integrated resource planning) is a non-linear and non-convex optimization problem, researchers have traditionally focused on approximate models of power flows to solve the problem. The problem has also been split into generation expansion planning (GEP) and transmission network expansion planning (TNEP) to improve computational tractability. Until recently these approximations have produced results that are straight-forward to combine and adapt to the more complex and complete problem. However, the power grid is evolving towards a state where the adaptations are no longer easy (e.g. large amounts of limited control, renewable generation, comparable generation and transmission construction costs) and necessitates new approaches. Recent work on deterministic Discrepancy Bounded Local Search (DBLS) has shown it to be quite effective in addressing the TNEP. In this paper, we propose a generalization of DBLS to handle simultaneous generation and transmission planning.

Bent, Russell W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Berscheid, Alan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Toole, G. Loren [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

131

Transitions in Shallow Convection: An Explanation for Lateral Cell Expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A generalized seven-coefficient model of two-dimensional Rayleigh-Bnard convection is presented. The model simulates successfully one means by which lateral cell expansion can occur as the value of the imposed vertical temperature difference is ...

Hai-Ru Chang; Hampton N. Shirer

1984-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

On Thermal Expansion over the Last Hundred Years  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Estimates of sea level rise during the period 18561991 due to thermal expansion are presented. The estimates are based on an ocean model that consists of three zonally averaged ocean basins representing the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. ...

J. R. de Wolde; R. Bintanja; J. Oerlemans

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Filtering with Marked Point Process Observations via Poisson Chaos Expansion  

SciTech Connect

We study a general filtering problem with marked point process observations. The motivation comes from modeling financial ultra-high frequency data. First, we rigorously derive the unnormalized filtering equation with marked point process observations under mild assumptions, especially relaxing the bounded condition of stochastic intensity. Then, we derive the Poisson chaos expansion for the unnormalized filter. Based on the chaos expansion, we establish the uniqueness of solutions of the unnormalized filtering equation. Moreover, we derive the Poisson chaos expansion for the unnormalized filter density under additional conditions. To explore the computational advantage, we further construct a new consistent recursive numerical scheme based on the truncation of the chaos density expansion for a simple case. The new algorithm divides the computations into those containing solely system coefficients and those including the observations, and assign the former off-line.

Sun Wei, E-mail: wsun@mathstat.concordia.ca [Concordia University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Canada); Zeng Yong, E-mail: zengy@umkc.edu [University of Missouri at Kansas City, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (United States); Zhang Shu, E-mail: zhangshuisme@hotmail.com [Concordia University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics (Canada)

2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal generation expansion planning via the cross-entropy method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Generation Expansion Planning (GEP) problem is a highly constrained, large-scale, mixed integer nonlinear programming problem. The objective of the GEP problem is to evaluate the least cost investment plan for addition of power generating units over ...

Rishabh P. Kothari; Dirk P. Kroese

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Value of Options in Airport Expansion - Example of AICM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Investments decisions for airport capacity expansion are usually taken, either when demand exceeds the current capacity and the airport is working under congestion, or when current demand is expected to overcome current ...

Morgado, Frederico

136

Thermal expansion within a chain of magnetic colloidal particles  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the thermal expansion of chains formed by self-assembly of magnetic colloidal particles in a magnetic field. Using video-microscopy, complete positional data of all the particles of the chains is obtained. By changing the ionic strength of the solution and the applied magnetic field, the interaction potential can be tuned. We analyze the thermal expansion of the chain using a simple model of a one dimensional anharmonic crystal of finite size.

D. Lacoste; C. Brangbour; J. Bibette; J. Baudry

2009-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

137

Flame-capturing technique. 1: Adaptation to gas expansion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Various flame tracking techniques are often used in hydrodynamic simulations. Their use is indispensable when resolving actual scale of the flame is impossible. We show that parameters defining "artificial flame" propagation found from model systems may yield flame velocities several times distinct from the required ones, due to matter expansion being ignored in the models. Integral effect of material expansion due to burning is incorporated into flame capturing technique (FCT) [Khokhlov(1995)]. Interpolation formula is proposed for the parameters governing flame propagation yielding 0.2% accurate speed and width for any expansion (and at least 0.01% accurate for expansions typical in type Ia supernova explosions.) Several models with simple burning rates are studied with gas expansion included. Plausible performance of the technique in simulations is discussed. Its modification ensuring finite flame width is found. Implementation suggestions are summarized, main criterion being the scheme performance being insensitive to expansion parameter (thus absence of systematic errors when the burning progresses from inner to outer layers); in this direction promising realizations are found, leading to flame structure not changing while flame evolves through the whole range of densities in the white dwarf.

Andrey V. Zhiglo

2005-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

138

Sheath expansion and plasma dynamics in the presence of electrode evaporation: Application to a vacuum circuit breaker  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

During the postarc dielectric recovery phase in a vacuum circuit breaker, a cathode sheath forms and expels the plasma from the electrode gap. The success or failure of current breaking depends on how efficiently the plasma is expelled from the electrode gap. The sheath expansion in the postarc phase can be compared to sheath expansion in plasma immersion ion implantation except that collisions between charged particles and atoms generated by electrode evaporation may become important in a vacuum circuit breaker. In this paper, we show that electrode evaporation plays a significant role in the dynamics of the sheath expansion in this context not only because charged particle transport is no longer collisionless but also because the neutral flow due to evaporation and temperature gradients may push the plasma toward one of the electrodes. Using a hybrid model of the nonequilibrium postarc plasma and cathode sheath coupled with a direct simulation Monte Carlo method to describe collisions between heavy species, we present a parametric study of the sheath and plasma dynamics and of the time needed for the sheath to expel the plasma from the gap for different values of plasma density and electrode temperatures at the beginning of the postarc phase. This work constitutes a preliminary step toward understanding and quantifying the risk of current breaking failure of a vacuum arc.

Sarrailh, P. [UPS, INPT, LAPLACE (Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie), Universite de Toulouse, 118 route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); LAPLACE, CNRS, F-31062 Toulouse (France); Schneider Electric, Centre de Recherche 38 TEC, 38050 Grenoble Cedex 09 (France); Garrigues, L.; Hagelaar, G. J. M.; Boeuf, J. P. [UPS, INPT, LAPLACE (Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie), Universite de Toulouse, 118 route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex 9 (France); LAPLACE, CNRS, F-31062 Toulouse (France); Sandolache, G.; Rowe, S. [Schneider Electric, Centre de Recherche 38 TEC, 38050 Grenoble Cedex 09 (France)

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Strong Coupling Expansion in a Correlated Three-Dimensional Topological Insulator  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Motivated by recent studies which show that topological phases may emerge in strongly correlated electron systems, we theoretically study the strong electron correlation effect in a three-dimensional topological insulator, which effective Hamiltonian can be described by the Wilson fermions. We adopt 1/r long-range Coulomb interaction as the interaction between the bulk electrons. Based on the U(1) lattice gauge theory, the strong coupling expansion is applied by assuming that the effective interaction is strong. It is shown that the effect of the Coulomb interaction is equivalent to the renormalization of the bare mass of the Wilson fermions, and that as a result, the topological insulator phase survives in the strong coupling limit.

Akihiko Sekine; Takashi Z. Nakano; Yasufumi Araki; Kentaro Nomura

2013-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

140

PHASE DETECTOR  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A phase detector circuit is described for use at very high frequencies of the order of 50 megacycles. The detector circuit includes a pair of rectifiers inverted relative to each other. One voltage to be compared is applied to the two rectifiers in phase opposition and the other voltage to be compared is commonly applied to the two rectifiers. The two result:ng d-c voltages derived from the rectifiers are combined in phase opposition to produce a single d-c voltage having amplitude and polarity characteristics dependent upon the phase relation between the signals to be compared. Principal novelty resides in the employment of a half-wave transmission line to derive the phase opposing signals from the first voltage to be compared for application to the two rectifiers in place of the transformer commonly utilized for such purpose in phase detector circuits for operation at lower frequency.

Kippenhan, D.O.

1959-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Extrusion-formed uranium-2.4 wt. % article with decreased linear thermal expansion and method for making the same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention is directed to the fabrication of an article of uranium-2.4 wt. % niobium alloy in which the linear thermal expansion in the direction transverse to the extrusion direction is less than about 0.98% between 22.degree. C. and 600.degree. C. which corresponds to a value greater than the 1.04% provided by previous extrusion operations over the same temperature range. The article with the improved thermal expansion possesses a yield strength at 0.2% offset of at least 400 MPa, an ultimate tensile strength of 1050 MPa, a compressive yield strength of at least 0.2% offset of at least 675 MPa, and an elongation of at least 25% over 25.4 mm/sec. To provide this article with the improved thermal expansion, the uranium alloy billet is heated to 630.degree. C. and extruded in the alpha phase through a die with a reduction ratio of at least 8.4:1 at a ram speed no greater than 6.8 mm/sec. These critical extrusion parameters provide the article with the desired decrease in the linear thermal expansion while maintaining the selected mechanical properties without encountering crystal disruption in the article.

Anderson, Robert C. (Crossville, TN); Jones, Jack M. (Oak Ridge, TN); Kollie, Thomas G. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Phase-multiplication holography  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This disclosure relates generally to nondestructive testing for identifying structural characteristics of an object by scanned holographic techniques using a known source of radiation, such as electromagnetic or acoustical radiation. It is an object of this invention to provide an apparatus and method for synthetic aperture expansion in holographic imaging applications to construct fringe patterns capable of holographic reproduction where aperture restrictions in nondestructive testing applications would conventionally make such imaging techniques impossible. The apparatus and method result in the production of a sharply defined frontal image of structural characteristics which could not otherwise be imaged because they occur either near the surface of the object or are confined by geometry restricting aperture dimensions available for scanning purposes. The depth of the structural characteristic below the surface of the object can also be determined by the reconstruction parameters which produce the sharpest focus. Lateral resolution is established by simulated reduction in the radiation wavelength and may easily be an order of magnitude less than the electromagnetic wavelength in the material or 2 times the standard depth of penetration. Since the phase multiplication technique is performed on the detected data, the penetration depth available due to the longer wavelength signals applied to the test object remains unchanged. The phase multiplication technique can also be applied to low frequency acoustic holography, resulting in a test which combines excellent penetration of difficult materials with high resolution images.

Collins, H.D.; Prince, J.M.; Davis, T.J.

1982-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

143

Oil Production Capacity Expansion Costs for the Persian Gulf  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

TR/0606 TR/0606 Distribution Category UC-950 Oil Production Capacity Expansion Costs For The Persian Gulf January 1996 Energy Information Administration Office of Oil and Gas U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 This report was prepared by the Energy Information Administration, the independent statistical and analytical agency within the Department of Energy. The information contained herein should not be construed as advocating or reflecting any policy position of the Department of Energy or any other organization. Energy Information Administration Oil Production Capacity Expansion Costs for the Persian Gulf iii Preface Oil Production Capacity Expansion Costs for the Persian Gulf provides estimates of development and operating costs for various size fields in countries surrounding the Persian

144

Expansion of the U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Network:  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Expansion of the U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Network: Expansion of the U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Network: Additions in 2008 and Projects through 2011 This report examines new natural gas pipeline capacity added to the U.S. natural gas pipeline system during 2008. In addition, it discusses and analyzes proposed natural gas pipeline projects that may be developed between 2009 and 2011, and the market factors supporting these initiatives. Questions or comments on this article should be directed to Damien Gaul at damien.gaul@eia.doe.gov or (202) 586-2073. Robust construction of natural gas infrastructure in 2008 resulted in the completion of 84 pipeline projects in the lower 48 States, adding close to 4,000 miles of natural gas pipeline. These completions of new natural gas pipelines and expansions of existing pipelines in the United States

145

Horse Hollow Expansion Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Horse Hollow Expansion Wind Farm Horse Hollow Expansion Wind Farm Facility Horse Hollow Expansion Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner NextEra Energy Resources Developer NextEra Energy Resources Energy Purchaser Market Location Near Abilene TX Coordinates 32.243193°, -100.265633° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.243193,"lon":-100.265633,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

146

Century Expansion (4Q07) Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Century Expansion (4Q07) Wind Farm Century Expansion (4Q07) Wind Farm Facility Century Expansion (4Q07) Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner MidAmerican Energy Developer MidAmerican Energy Energy Purchaser MidAmerican Energy Location IA Coordinates 42.495789°, -93.652368° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.495789,"lon":-93.652368,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

147

Motiva Enterprises Refinery Expansion Groundbreaking | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Enterprises Refinery Expansion Groundbreaking Enterprises Refinery Expansion Groundbreaking Motiva Enterprises Refinery Expansion Groundbreaking December 10, 2007 - 4:44pm Addthis Remarks as Prepared for Secretary Bodman Thank you, Bill. It's good to see Congressman Poe, Rob Routs, Mr. Al-Khayyal and Mayor Prince here. Thank you all for inviting me to be part of this occasion. In 1901 Texas wildcatters struck oil near here at a place called Spindletop, setting off the Texas Oil Boom. Like the California Gold Rush some 50 years before, the Texas Oil Boom helped to build America. People moved across the country in search of prosperity. To achieve it, they needed to develop new technologies and build new infrastructure like the original parts of the Port Arthur refinery, which opened here in 1903. As America's need for energy expanded as our demand for oil and gas

148

EIS-0404: Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project, California | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

404: Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project, California 404: Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project, California EIS-0404: Los Vaqueros Reservoir Expansion Project, California Summary This EIS/Environmental Impact Report was prepared by the Department of the Interior (Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region) and the Contra Costa Water District to evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal to enlarge the existing Los Vaqueros Reservoir in Contra Costa County, California. DOE's Western Area Power Administration (Western) was a cooperating agency because it has jurisdiction over transmission facilities that were expected to be relocated under the proposed action. Based on project changes, however, Western has no action and therefore will not adopt the EIS or issue a ROD. Public Comment Opportunities No public comment opportunities available at this time.

149

EIS-0488: Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project and Cameron LNG Liquefaction  

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88: Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project and Cameron LNG 88: Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project and Cameron LNG Liquefaction Project, Cameron Parish, LA EIS-0488: Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project and Cameron LNG Liquefaction Project, Cameron Parish, LA SUMMARY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is preparing an EIS, with DOE as a cooperating agency, to analyze the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to expand the existing Cameron Pipeline by 21 miles (from Calcasieu to Beauregard Parishes, Louisiana, with modifications in Cameron Parish), and expand an existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to enable the terminal to liquefy and export the LNG. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES Comment Period Ends: 03/03/14 DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD January 10, 2014

150

Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance Geothermal Project Jump to: navigation, search Last modified on July 22, 2011. Project Title Heat Flow Database Expansion for NGDS Data Development, Collection and Maintenance Project Type / Topic 1 Recovery Act: Geothermal Technologies Program Project Type / Topic 2 Geothermal Data Development, Collection, and Maintenance Project Description In particular the efforts on document and core digitization, the recovery of the BEG geopressure data developed during the approximately $200 million project by DOE in the 1970-1980, the EGS data from the Fenton Hill experiments, and meta-data associated with US thermal mapping are crucial to be performed at this point because they are otherwise in danger of deterioration or complete loss.

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Mirror Film Company Has 'Concentrated' Plans for Expansion | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Mirror Film Company Has 'Concentrated' Plans for Expansion Mirror Film Company Has 'Concentrated' Plans for Expansion Mirror Film Company Has 'Concentrated' Plans for Expansion September 10, 2010 - 1:19pm Addthis Lorelei Laird Writer, Energy Empowers In concentrating solar power, glass is king-but it's fighting to hold on to its crown. The reflectivity of glass mirrors makes them a great choice for focusing sunlight onto a heat generator. However, the glass mirrors can be expensive and heavy -- reducing their ability to compete with conventional energy sources. ReflecTech Inc. has an option: a silvered polymer-based film that does the same job, but with half the weight and cost. Using that film, the company can make 100,000 square feet of mirror panels per year at its factory in Arvada, Colo. Through an Advanced Manufacturing 48C tax credit through the Recovery Act,

152

EIS-0488: Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project and Cameron LNG Liquefaction  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

8: Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project and Cameron LNG 8: Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project and Cameron LNG Liquefaction Project, Cameron Parish, LA EIS-0488: Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project and Cameron LNG Liquefaction Project, Cameron Parish, LA SUMMARY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is preparing an EIS, with DOE as a cooperating agency, to analyze the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to expand the existing Cameron Pipeline by 21 miles (from Calcasieu to Beauregard Parishes, Louisiana, with modifications in Cameron Parish), and expand an existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to enable the terminal to liquefy and export the LNG. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD August 13, 2012 EIS-0488: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

153

Microsoft Word - MunroControlCenterExpansionCX.docx  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

9, 2012 9, 2012 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Joseph Bebee TESF-CSB-2 Proposed Action: Munro Control Center Expansion Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B1.15 Support Buildings Location: Spokane, Washington Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: The proposed project includes a 30,000 square foot (sf) expansion to the east side of the existing building and a total of 53,500 sf of additional paved surfaces for access roads and parking to the north. All proposed activities would be on previously disturbed BPA property. The expansion of the existing Munro Control Center is to provide an alternate facility that would support critical BPA functions in the case of a major

154

Perturbation Expansion for Option Pricing with Stochastic Volatility  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We fit the volatility fluctuations of the S&P 500 index well by a Chi distribution, and the distribution of log-returns by a corresponding superposition of Gaussian distributions. The Fourier transform of this is, remarkably, of the Tsallis type. An option pricing formula is derived from the same superposition of Black-Scholes expressions. An explicit analytic formula is deduced from a perturbation expansion around a Black-Scholes formula with the mean volatility. The expansion has two parts. The first takes into account the non-Gaussian character of the stock-fluctuations and is organized by powers of the excess kurtosis, the second is contract based, and is organized by the moments of moneyness of the option. With this expansion we show that for the Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 option data, a Delta-hedging strategy is close to being optimal.

Jizba, Petr; Haener, Patrick

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Cryogenic expansion joint for large superconducting magnet structures  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An expansion joint is provided that accommodates dimensional changes occurring during the cooldown and warm-up of large cryogenic devices such as superconducting magnet coils. Flattened tubes containing a refrigerant such as gaseous nitrogen (N.sub.2) are inserted into expansion spaces in the structure. The gaseous N.sub.2 is circulated under pressure and aids in the cooldown process while providing its primary function of accommodating differential thermal contraction and expansion in the structure. After lower temperatures are reached and the greater part of the contraction has occured, the N.sub.2 liquefies then solidifies to provide a completely rigid structure at the cryogenic operating temperatures of the device.

Brown, Robert L. (Kingston, TN)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

156

Quantum Indeterminacy in Local Measurement of Cosmic Expansion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For a system of two small bodies in an expanding universe, bounds on mass and separation are estimated, from standard gravity and quantum mechanics, such that both their gravity and the process of quantum measurement affect their motion less than the cosmic expansion does. It is shown that such a direct local measurement of cosmic expansion or acceleration at rate $H$ is only possible, even in principle, in a region of size greater than $H^{-3/5}$ in Planck units, or about 60 meters in the current universe, a new scale that defines a boundary between quantum and classical expansion. A generalization to spatially extended linear density perturbations shows the same scale. Matching vacuum energy or directional information in localized field states to gravity on this system length scale yields a particle mass scale of $H^{3/10}$, or about 7 GeV today. Possible connections of cosmic acceleration with the QCD vacuum are discussed.

Craig J. Hogan

2013-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

157

Quantum indeterminacy in local measurement of cosmic expansion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

For a system of two small bodies in an expanding universe, bounds on mass and separation are estimated, from standard gravity and quantum mechanics, such that both their gravity and the process of quantum measurement affect their motion less than the cosmic expansion does. It is shown that such a direct local measurement of cosmic expansion or acceleration at rate $H$ is only possible, even in principle, in a region of size greater than $H^{-3/5}$ in Planck units, or about 60 meters in the current universe, a new scale that defines a boundary between quantum and classical expansion. A generalization to spatially extended linear density perturbations shows the same scale. Matching vacuum energy or directional information in localized field states to gravity on this system length scale yields a particle mass scale of $H^{3/10}$, or about 7 GeV today. Possible connections of cosmic acceleration with the QCD vacuum are discussed.

Hogan, Craig J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Perturbation Expansion for Option Pricing with Stochastic Volatility  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We fit the volatility fluctuations of the S&P 500 index well by a Chi distribution, and the distribution of log-returns by a corresponding superposition of Gaussian distributions. The Fourier transform of this is, remarkably, of the Tsallis type. An option pricing formula is derived from the same superposition of Black-Scholes expressions. An explicit analytic formula is deduced from a perturbation expansion around a Black-Scholes formula with the mean volatility. The expansion has two parts. The first takes into account the non-Gaussian character of the stock-fluctuations and is organized by powers of the excess kurtosis, the second is contract based, and is organized by the moments of moneyness of the option. With this expansion we show that for the Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 option data, a Delta-hedging strategy is close to being optimal.

Petr Jizba; Hagen Kleinert; Patrick Haener

2007-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

159

Properties of derivative expansion approximations to the renormalization group  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Approximation only by derivative (or more generally momentum) expansions, combined with reparametrization invariance, turns the continuous renormalization group for quantum field theory into a set of partial differential equations which at fixed points become non-linear eigenvalue equations for the anomalous scaling dimension $\\eta$. We review how these equations provide a powerful and robust means of discovering and approximating non-perturbative continuum limits. Gauge fields are briefly discussed. Particular emphasis is placed on the r\\^ole of reparametrization invariance, and the convergence of the derivative expansion is addressed.

Tim R. Morris

1996-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

160

Environmental Microbiology (2003) 5(7), 583591 2003 Society for Applied Microbiology and Blackwell Publishing Ltd  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

; SEAB 1993) . In the last decade as well, attention has been drawn to what is presented as a new advising the Secretary of Energy observed (SEAB 1993, 39): The legacy of distrust created by the Department to implement recommendations to foster public trust and confi- dence, see SEAB: 1993, 61 . 11 It is unclear

Lovley, Derek

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Phase Transformations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Aug 9, 2013 ... O. Advanced Neutron and Synchrotron Studies of Materials: Phase .... We will describe recent advances at the Advanced Photon Source in ... Finally, we will describe upgrade plans for microdiffraction capabilities at the APS.

162

Century Expansion (08) Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Century Expansion (08) Wind Farm Century Expansion (08) Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Century Expansion (08) Wind Farm Facility Century Expansion (08) Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner MidAmerican Energy Developer MidAmerican Energy Energy Purchaser MidAmerican Energy Location IA Coordinates 42.504142°, -93.656316° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":42.504142,"lon":-93.656316,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

163

Exploiting underrepresented query aspects for automatic query expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Users attempt to express their search goals through web search queries. When a search goal has multiple components or aspects, documents that represent all the aspects are likely to be more relevant than those that only represent some aspects. Current ... Keywords: aspect coverage, global document analysis, query expansion, web search

Daniel Wayne Crabtree; Peter Andreae; Xiaoying Gao

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Disaggregated memory for expansion and sharing in blade servers  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Analysis of technology and application trends reveals a growing imbalance in the peak compute-to-memory-capacity ratio for future servers. At the same time, the fraction contributed by memory systems to total datacenter costs and power consumption during ... Keywords: disaggregated memory, memory blades, memory capacity expansion, power and cost efficiencies

Kevin Lim; Jichuan Chang; Trevor Mudge; Parthasarathy Ranganathan; Steven K. Reinhardt; Thomas F. Wenisch

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Prudhoe expansion. Sohio to triple North Slope presence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Sohio Alaska Petroleum Co. will spend $5.5 billion during the next 5 years to enhance and continue oil production at Prudhoe Bay where the company owns ca. 53% of the oil reserves. Sohio will nearly triple its physical presence on the Slope by the end of 1986, and almost double its Prudhoe staff during that period. A construction work force of between 1500 and 1700 will be required during the 5-year expansion period. Sohio's ongoing production of crude oil averages ca. 840,000 bpd. To continue at this rate, the company plans 29 separation projects on the Slope and completion of an estimated 265 wells over the next 5 years. Many of these projects will be completed over a 5- to 6-yr period. The following are several of Sohio's major 5-year plan projects: produced water expansion; wellpad manifolding; low pressure separation systems; production flowline expansion; artificial gas lift; west side waterflood; gas gathering line loop; west end development, Eileen area; and central power station expansion. A brief description of each project is given.

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1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Procedures to predict vertical differential soil movement for expansive soils  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Damage to lightly loaded structures, paving and service piping in areas of expansive clay soils has occurred throughout the world. The cause of this damage has been the inability to accurately model expansive soil movement so that foundations are adequately designed to withstand the movement. The amount and rate of differential soil movement for expansive soils is due to a combination of soil characteristics, namely: suction compression index, unsaturated permeability, and diffusivity. Currently, geotechnical engineers run tests to measure the soil properties required to estimate differential soil movements. However, there seems to be apprehension toward attempting these soil movement calculations due to the perceived complexity of the calculations or a simple lack of understanding of the theory. The procedures delineating the step by step process used to calculate suction profiles and volume strains of expansive soils is presented. These procedures include the methodology to predict soil heave and shrink underneath shallow foundations which generate maximum center lift and maximum edge lift slab distortion modes. The main contributions of this research are: equations and procedures to calculate the equilibrium suction profile and depth to constant suction for a particular soil profile and location, equations to calculate the horizontal velocity flow of water in unsaturated soils, the methodology to predict differential soil movement shortly after a slab has been constructed and before the soil under the slab has reached an equilibrium moisture content, and the procedures to apply differential soil movement theory to soil profiles with shallow foundation design.

Naiser, Donald David

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Skew-Radial Basis Function Expansions for Empirical Modeling  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We propose a skew-radial basis function (sRBF) expansion for the empirical model fitting problem. sRBFs employ a standard radial term, which is now made asymmetric by modulating, or skewing it with another function. The additional parameters in the skewing ... Keywords: data fitting, data interpolation, function approximation, manifold learning, radial basis function, skew-radial basis function

Arta A. Jamshidi; Michael J. Kirby

2009-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

YOKAYO BIOFUELS, INC. GRANT FOR IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPANSION OF  

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YOKAYO BIOFUELS, INC. GRANT FOR IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPANSION OF AN EXISTING FACILITY INITIAL STUDY-11-601) to expand an existing biofuels production facility (Yokayo Biofuels, Inc.) located at 350 Orr: THE PROPOSED PROJECT: Yokayo Biofuels, Inc. is an existing biofuels facility located at 350 Orr Springs Road

169

Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in  

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coordination among renewable developers, utilities and transmission owners, resource and transmission planners for coordinating transmission expansion in the Western Interconnection. In this report we use a new tool developed Coordinating Council WEIL Western Electric Industry Leaders WGA Western Governors Association WREZ Western

170

Searching consumer image collections using web-based concept expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As consumers accumulate more and more personal imagery, searching for specific images has become increasingly difficult. Consumers typically provide little or no annotations, and automated classifiers and concept tagging tools are limited in their scope ... Keywords: concept expansion, flickr, image search, multimedia retrieval, multimedia search, semantic search, wordnet

Mark D. Wood; Alexander Loui; Stacie Hibino

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Distributional similarity vs. PU learning for entity set expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributional similarity is a classic technique for entity set expansion, where the system is given a set of seed entities of a particular class, and is asked to expand the set using a corpus to obtain more entities of the same class as represented ...

Xiao-Li Li; Lei Zhang; Bing Liu; See-Kiong Ng

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Collapse and expansion in the bright-rimmed cloud SFO 11NE  

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We report the results of a search for the double-peaked blue-skewed infall signature in the bright-rimmed cloud core SFO 11NE SMM1. Observations of the optically thick HCO$^{+}$ and optically thin H$^{13}$CO$^{+}$ J=3--2 lines reveal that there is indeed a characteristic double-peaked line profile, but skewed to the red rather than the blue. Modelling of the dust continuum emission and line profiles show that the motions within SFO 11NE SMM1 are consistent with a collapsing central core surrounded by an expanding outer envelope. We show that the collapse is occurring at a similar rate to that expected onto a single solar-mass protostar and is unlikely to represent the large-scale collapse of gas onto the infrared cluster seen at the heart of SFO 11NE SMM1. The outer envelope is expanding at a much greater rate than that expected for a photoevaporated flow from the cloud surface. The modelled expansion is consistent with the bulk cloud re-expansion phase predicted by radiative-driven implosion models of cometary clouds.

M. A Thompson; G. J. White

2004-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

173

Earth pressures and deformations in civil infrastructure in expansive soils  

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This dissertation includes the three major parts of the study: volume change, and lateral earth pressure due to suction change in expansive clay soils, and design of civil infrastructure drilled pier, retaining wall and pavement in expansive soils. The volume change model in expansive clay has been refined to reinforce realistic characteristics of swelling and shrinkage behavior of expansive clay soils. Refinements include more realistic design soil suction versus depth profiles and improved characterizations of the effects of soil cracking, overburden stress, and lateral earth pressure. The refined model also includes an algorithm of assigning suctionvolumetric water content curves and diffusivity through the soil. The typical lateral earth pressure distribution during wetting against a stationary wall is proposed. The proposed stationary retaining wall-soil system in expansive soils includes an upper movement active zone and a lower anchor zone. Mohr s circles and failure envelopes are used to define the effective horizontal stress and shear failure in an unsaturated soil. The prediction of the horizontal pressures due to suction change in a soil is compared with the in situ measurement of natural horizontal pressures and the measurements from the large scale tests. It is found that agreement between the measured and predicted horizontal pressures is satisfactory. Case studies of axial and bending of the pier are presented with both uniform and non-uniform wetting. The pier case study for axial behavior shows a good agreement with a heave at ground surface and uplift forces. Three case studies for bending behavior of the pier and retaining wall are presented based on suction change. Pavement design program has been refined to extend the design capabilities into both flexible and rigid pavements supported by pavement treatments. The comparative case studies using both current and new methods in pavement design show that the current method criterion of 1-inch is unnecessarily conservative. Furthermore, the current method does not provide a means of anticipating subgrade shrinkage that will result in longitudinal cracking along the edge of the pavement. The design calculations with both methods lead to the conclusion that neither the swelling movement, as in the current method, nor the total movement, as in the new method, is a reliable indicator of likely acceptable pavement performance. Instead, all of these case studies show that it is important to use the predicted history of the present serviceability index and the international roughness index as the proper design guideline for an acceptable treatment of the subgrade of an expansive soil.

Hong, Gyeong Taek

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

GEOPHYSICALRESEARCHLETTERS,VOL. 13, NO. 5, PAGES448-451, MAY1986 PHASE TRANSITIONS AND CONVECTION IN ICY SATELLITES  

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thermal expansion. Linear stability analyses are carried out for ice layers with a phase change at the midplane. Two exothermic phase transitions (ice I - ice II, ice VI - ice VIII) and two endothermic transitions (ice I - ice III, ice II - ice V) are considered. For the exothermic cases, the phase change can

Bercovici, David

175

Microsoft Word - PearlSubExpansion_CX.docx  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3, 2012 3, 2012 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Johny Luiz - TEP-CSB-2 Proposed Action: Pearl Substation 500-kilovolt (kV) #6 Bay Addition Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.6 Additions and modifications to transmission facilities Location: Clackamas County, Oregon Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: The proposed project includes modification of existing substation equipment, the addition of a new 500-kV Bay 6, and a one-half acre yard expansion in the southwest corner of the substation. The yard expansion area is within BPA property, consists of mowed grass, and is to facilitate a 40 square foot addition to the Pearl Control House

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Microsoft Word - CX_DeMoss_Substation_Expansion_130531  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Alaric Hsu Alaric Hsu Project Manager - TEP-CSB-2 Proposed Action: De Moss Substation Expansion Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.6 Additions and modifications to transmission facilities Location: Sherman County, Oregon Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to expand its De Moss Substation yard located in Sherman County, Oregon. The expansion is necessary to install additional reactors that would provide the necessary reactive support to address the extreme high voltage at De Moss Substation resulting from the loss of the Big Eddy - DeMoss transmission line during winter peak conditions. The equipment at De Moss Substation is currently sustaining voltage

177

Secretary Bodman Meets with Qatari Officials to Promote Energy Expansion  

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Qatari Officials to Promote Energy Qatari Officials to Promote Energy Expansion Efforts Secretary Bodman Meets with Qatari Officials to Promote Energy Expansion Efforts January 22, 2008 - 10:53am Addthis Thanks U.S. Troops at Camp As-Sayliyah in Qatar for their service DOHA, QATAR - On his fourth stop of a six-nation swing through the Middle East and Europe, U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today met with Qatari Amir H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister Abdullah Al-Attiyah to discuss the importance of investments to expand oil and natural gas production, protect critical energy infrastructure as well as promote research and development to diversify world energy supplies. Secretary Bodman also visited U.S. troops at Camp As-Sayliyah to convey the respect and appreciation of the

178

Model Independent Early Expansion History and Dark Energy  

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We examine model independent constraints on the high redshift and prerecombination expansion history from cosmic microwave background observations, using a combination of principal component analysis and other techniques. This can be translated to model independent limits on early dark energy and the number of relativistic species $N_{\\rm eff}$. Models such as scaling (Doran-Robbers), dark radiation ($\\Delta N_{\\rm eff}$), and barotropic aether fall into distinct regions of eigenspace and can be easily distinguished from each other. Incoming CMB data will map the expansion history from $z=0$--$10^5$, achieving subpercent precision around recombination, and enable determination of the amount of early dark energy and valuable guidance to its nature.

Samsing, Johan; Smith, Tristan L

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Experiences using DAKOTA stochastic expansion methods in computational simulations.  

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Uncertainty quantification (UQ) methods bring rigorous statistical connections to the analysis of computational and experiment data, and provide a basis for probabilistically assessing margins associated with safety and reliability. The DAKOTA toolkit developed at Sandia National Laboratories implements a number of UQ methods, which are being increasingly adopted by modeling and simulation teams to facilitate these analyses. This report disseminates results as to the performance of DAKOTA's stochastic expansion methods for UQ on a representative application. Our results provide a number of insights that may be of interest to future users of these methods, including the behavior of the methods in estimating responses at varying probability levels, and the expansion levels for the methodologies that may be needed to achieve convergence.

Templeton, Jeremy Alan; Ruthruff, Joseph R.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Supersaturated Turbine Expansions for Binary Geothermal Power Plants  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Heat Cycle Research project is developing the technology base that will permit a much greater utilization of the moderate-temperature, liquid-dominated geothermal resources, particularly for the generation of electrical power. The emphasis in the project has been the improvement of the performance of binary power cycles. The investigations have been examining concepts projected to improve the brine utilization by 20% relative to a ''Heber-type'' binary plant; these investigations are nearing completion. preparations are currently underway in the project to conduct field investigations of the condensation behavior of supersaturated turbine expansions. These investigations will evaluate whether the projected additional 8% to 10% improvement in brine utilization can be realized by allowing these expansions. Future program efforts will focus on the problems associated with heat rejection and on the transfer of the technology being developed to industry.

Bliem, C.J.; Mines, G.L.

1992-03-24T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Intermediate Vapor Expansion Distillation and Nested Enrichment Cascade Distillation  

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Although it is known that incorporating an intermediate reboiler or reflux condenser in a distillation column will improve column efficiency by 15 to 100%, there has been little use of this technique to date." Intermediate vapor compression heat pumping was recently introduced as one practical means of achieving this benefit. Introduced in this paper are two new means having added advantages over compression: intermediate vapor expansion heat pumping, and nested enrichment cascades. In both cases the efficiency advantage is obtained without requiring import of shaft work. With intermediate vapor expansion, the expander is more efficient and less costly than the compressor which achieves comparable improvement in distillation efficiency. With the "nested enrichment" technique, the increased efficiency is obtained without requiring either compressors or expanders.

Erickson, D. C.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Implications for the electron distribution from the stationary hydrodynamic model of a one-dimensional plasma expansion into vacuum  

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It is shown that the hydrodynamic model of a one-dimensional collisionless plasma expansion is contained in the kinetic description as a special case. This belongs to a specific choice for the electron distribution function. Moreover, the consequences of the use of the hydrodynamic approach regarding the temporal evolution of the electron phase space density are investigated. It turns out that only the case of a hydrodynamic description with the adiabatic constant {kappa}=3 is physically self-consistent. Numerical simulations confirm this argumentation. The analysis for the case {kappa}=3 is extended to the kinetics of a relativistic electron gas.

Kiefer, Thomas [Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena, Jena (Germany); Schlegel, Theodor [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany); Helmholtz Institute Jena, Jena (Germany)

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

183

Prediction of the Effective Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Heterogeneous Media using Two-point Correlation Functions  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Statistical continuum mechanics is used to predict the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) for solid oxide fuel cell glass-ceramic seal materials with different morphology and crystallinity. Two-point correlation functions are utilized to represent the microstructure morphology and phase distribution. The model uses two-point correlation function representing microstructure, along with local properties, to predict the effective CTE. Prediction results agree well with experimental results. The advantage of the statistical continuum mechanics model in predicting the effective properties of anisotropic media is to take into consideration of microstructure.

Milhans, Jacqueline; Li, Dongsheng; Khaleel, Mohammad A.; Sun, Xin; Garmestani, Hamid

2011-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

184

Uptake swelling and thermal expansion of CFRP tendons  

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research. Changes in the concrete cover do not have much of an influence on the maximum hoop stress generated. However, this should be treated with caution since the analysis in Figure 11 only considers elastic behaviour up to first cracking. The concrete... composites. Journal of Composite Materials, 1978, 12, No. 2, 153168. 15. TOMPKINS S. S. Thermal expansion of selected graphite- reinforced polyimide-, epoxy- and glass-matrix composites. International Journal of Thermophysics, 1987, 8, No. 1, 119132. 16...

Scott, P.; Lees, Janet M.

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Expansion on reduction of calcium doped lanthanum chromite  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Doped lanthanum chromites have been considered as interconnect materials for the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) because of their favorable chemical and electrical properties under both oxidizing and reducing environments. Several investigators have studied the materials properties of the doped lanthanum chromites to optimize their overall performance as an interconnect material. These properties include electrical conductivity, thermal expansion, sinterability, and chemical compatibility with other cell components. These properties are optimized by the amount of dopants substituted into chromite which are usually Ca or Sr. Figure 1 shows the range of values for these properties. Another important characteristic becoming more of a concern as investigators are building SOFC stacks is that doped lanthanum chromite expands when reduced in a low oxygen partial pressure (pO{sub 2}) (<10{sup -12} atm). Plates used to separate oxidizing and fuel gases can deform because of the pO{sub 2} gradient across the interconnect material. This presentation is a summary of work which will be presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. In this article, the possible causes of expansion on reduction of the interconnect will be discussed by using a two-dimensional crystal model. The biaxial strain of the stack is calculated under the assumption that the cell components are forced to remain planar. From this, the maximum stress buildup in the interconnect and electrolyte is estimated. In addition, the effects of thermal expansion mismatch and expansion on reduction of the interconnect are compared, and the optimum interconnect composition from a mechanical standpoint is reported.

Carter, J.D.; Hendriksen, P.V.; Mogensen, M. [Riso National Lab., Roskilde (Denmark). Materials Dept.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Expansion Joint Concepts for High Temperature Insulation Systems  

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As high temperature steam and process piping expands with heat, joints begin to open between the insulation sections, resulting in increased energy loss and possible unsafe surface temperatures. Many different expansion joint designs are presently in use for both single and double layer insulation construction. However, due to the installation cost reduction associated with single layer systems and increased thickness capabilities of insulation manufacturers, much attention is being given to utilizing single layer construction as much as possible.

Harrison, M. R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Integrated framework for analysis: electric sector expansion in developing countries  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this dissertation is the development of an analytical framework for the assessment of electric sector expansion strategies in developing countries, in the context of overall development planning, and with particular emphasis on macroeconomic and social implications. The framework will ensure that each electric capacity expansion alternative is linked quantitatively and consistently with a given economic development plan. The analytical model employs an integrated set of technological and economic models to explore the national energy and economy response to electric sector expansion planning for the Korean case. In this study, two integrated models were developed. The integrated model 1 is composed of a macroeconomic model, an energy input-output model, and an energy network flow model. This model accounts for the relationships of energy demand with overall economic development, and interfuel substitution, for the relationships between the investment capital required to meet astated levels of electric demand and overall investment planning and foreign exchange requirements, and economic impacts of the energy sector on gross national product (GNP) and balance of payments (BOP). The integrated model 2 is composed of an energy input-output model, and energy network flow model, and a GNP identify constraint,and calculates the macroeconomic-balanced level of comsumption, electric sector investments, industrial sector investments, and energy imports given policy-determined GNP and other GNP components. The two models were applied ot the Korean case by using a trial scenario and assumed input data. Computational results demonstrate and prove the workability of the models.

Lee, M.K.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Energy recovery during expansion of compressed gas using power plant low-quality heat sources  

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A method of recovering energy from a cool compressed gas, compressed liquid, vapor, or supercritical fluid is disclosed which includes incrementally expanding the compressed gas, compressed liquid, vapor, or supercritical fluid through a plurality of expansion engines and heating the gas, vapor, compressed liquid, or supercritical fluid entering at least one of the expansion engines with a low quality heat source. Expansion engines such as turbines and multiple expansions with heating are disclosed.

Ochs, Thomas L. (Albany, OR); O' Connor, William K. (Lebanon, OR)

2006-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

189

Residual ionization in the expansion of a laser-produced plasma  

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A condition is found for determining the stage of plasma expansion in vacuum at which ionization quenching occurs.

Busygin, A.I.

1977-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Relation between thermal expansion and interstitial formation energy in pure Fe and Cr  

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Relation between thermal expansion and interstitial formation energy in pure Fe and Cr Janne potentials give lower interstitial formation energy, but predict too small thermal expansion. We also show vacancy activation energy. Thermal expansion coefficients as function of temperature are displayed in Fig

191

Review of the WECC EDT Phase 2 EIM Benefits Analysis and Results Report  

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Salt River Project SWPA Southwestern Power Administration TEPPC Transmission Expansion Planning PolicyReview of the WECC EDT Phase 2 EIM Benefits Analysis and Results Report ANL/DIS-12-2 Decision and technology programs, see www.anl.gov. #12;Review of the WECC EDT Phase 2 EIM Benefits Analysis and Results

Kemner, Ken

192

A Darcy law for the drift velocity in a two-phase flow model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This work deals with the design and numerical approximation of an Eulerian mixture model for the simulation of two-phase dispersed flows. In contrast to the more classical two-fluid or Drift-flux models, the influence of the velocity disequilibrium is ... Keywords: Bubbly flows, Chapman-Enskog expansion, Darcy law, Drift-flux, Riemann solver, Two-phase flows

H. Guillard; F. Duval

2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Operation of Mammoth Pacific`s MP1-100 turbine with metastable, supersaturated expansions  

SciTech Connect

INEL`s Heat Cycle Research project continues to develop a technology base for increasing use of moderate-temperature hydrothermal resources to generate electrical power. One concept is the use of metastable, supersaturated turbine expansions. These expansions support a supersaturated working fluid vapor; at equilibrium conditions, liquid condensate would be present during the turbine expansion process. Studies suggest that if these expansions do not adversely affect the turbine performance, up to 8-10% more power could be produced from a given geothermal fluid. Determining the impact of these expansions on turbine performance is the focus of the project investigations being reported.

Mines, G.L.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Power supply expansion and the nuclear option in Poland  

SciTech Connect

Poland is in the process of liberalizing and modernizing its electric power system. Given its heavy reliance on coal and a consequent history of often severe environmental externalities associated with power production, the nature of capacity expansion in Poland has important environmental and social implications. To better understand capacity expansion in Poland, we constructed a data set of the Polish power sector for use with the Elfin capacity expansion planning model. Using Elfin, we derived four scenarios and several sensitivities for new generating capacity construction. These scenarios simulate choices among several generic generating technologies made to achieve the lowest overall net present cost of operating the power system through 2015. We find that natural gas is a highly desirable fuel for future power generation in Poland, but primarily as a peaking resource. As the current system is inflexible and peaking capacity appears to be the most pressing need, this result is not surprising. However, when nuclear power is included as a generation option, natural gas is less desirable than the Polish Power Grid Company (PPGCo) has suggested, and, despite the PPGCo`s claims to the contrary, nuclear power cannot be ruled out in Poland on economic grounds alone. In the unconstrained Elfin scenarios, using PPGCo assumptions, nuclear power is attractive, especially after 2010. The attractiveness of nuclear generation proves sensitive to certain input variables, however, notably fixed operating and maintenance cost, and possible carbon taxes. Moreover, we find that the effectiveness of conservation efforts designed to reduce airborne emissions is limited under scenarios in which nuclear generation is adopted. 23 refs., 11 figs., 5 tabs.

Marnay, C.; Pickle, S.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Year-in-Review: 2010 Year-in-Review: 2010 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability U.S. Department of Energy August 2011 OE/ISER Report 8/31/11 i For Further Information This report was prepared by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability under the direction of Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary, and William Bryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary. Specific questions about information in this report may be directed to Alice Lippert, Senior Technical Advisor (alice.lippert@hq.doe.gov). Contributors include Mindi Farber-DeAnda, Robert Laramey, Carleen Lewandowski, Max

196

Making the most of Taylor expansion and imaginary chemical potential  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present preliminary results for the curvature of the pseudocritical line and susceptibilities in Nf = 2 + 1 flavor QCD. The computations are carried out on lattice sizes of 16x16x16x4, at matching parameters of early work of the Bielefeld group. Emphasis is placed on the control of systematic errors, by cross-validating results obtained by use of the Taylor expansion and measurements at imaginary chemical potential. To this end, we generalize the magnetic equation of state to the analysis of the number density, and we extend it to imaginary values of the chemical potential.

E. Laermann; F. Meyer; M. P. Lombardo

2013-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

197

Effect of Cold Working on the Thermal Expansion and Mechanical ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

2D Imaging of Nano-Hardness and Phase Characterization in Steel by Noncontact Optical ... 4-D Microstructural Characterization of Snow and Ice A Statistical...

198

Finite temperature field theory and phase transitions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We review different aspects of field theory at zero and finite temperature, related to the theory of phase transitions. We discuss different renormalization conditions for the effective potential at zero temperature, emphasizing in particular the MS-bar renormalization scheme. Finite temperature field theory is discussed in the real and imaginary time formalisms, showing their equivalence in simple examples. Bubble nucleation by thermal tunneling, and the subsequent development of the phase transition is described in some detail. Some attention is also devoted to the breakdown of the perturbative expansion and the infrared problem in the finite temperature field theory. Finally the application to baryogenesis at the electroweak phase transition is done in the Standard Model and in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model. In all cases we have translated the condition of not washing out any previously generated baryon asymmetry by upper bounds on the Higgs mass.

Mariano Quiros

1999-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

199

Clean Energy Alliance Expansion Continues http://www.mmdnewswire.com/pdf-86054/clean-energy-alliance-expansion-continues.pdf[2/3/2012 12:13:14 PM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-expansion-continues.pdf[2/3/2012 12:13:14 PM] Clean Energy Alliance Expansion Continues UCSD and Chicago Members Expand CEA's Geographic Reach Golden, CO (MMD Newswire) February 1, 2012 -- Clean Energy Alliance, Inc. (CEA in the Department of Energy Small Business and Clean Energy Alliance Partnership that is managed by CEA. "CEA

Fainman, Yeshaiahu

200

Randomized discrepancy bounded local search for transmission expansion planning  

SciTech Connect

In recent years the transmission network expansion planning problem (TNEP) has become increasingly complex. As the TNEP is a non-linear and non-convex optimization problem, researchers have traditionally focused on approximate models of power flows to solve the TNEP. Existing approaches are often tightly coupled to the approximation choice. Until recently these approximations have produced results that are straight-forward to adapt to the more complex (real) problem. However, the power grid is evolving towards a state where the adaptations are no longer easy (e.g. large amounts of limited control, renewable generation) and necessitates new approaches. Recent work on deterministic Discrepancy Bounded Local Search (DBLS) has shown it to be quite effective in addressing this question. DBLS encapsulates the complexity of power flow modeling in a black box that may be queried for information about the quality of proposed expansions. In this paper, we propose a randomization strategy that builds on DBLS and dramatically increases the computational efficiency of the algorithm.

Bent, Russell W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Daniel, William B [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Aussie LNG players target NE Asia in expansion bid  

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Australia's natural gas players, keen to increase their presence in world liquefied natural gas trade, see Asia as their major LNG market in the decades to come. That's despite the fact that two spot cargoes of Australian Northwest Shelf LNG were shipped to Europe during the last 12 months and more are likely in 1994. Opportunities for growth are foreseen within the confines of the existing Northwest Shelf gas project for the rest of the 1990s. But the main focus for potential new grassroots project developers and expansions of the existing LNG plant in Australia is the expected shortfall in contract volumes of LNG to Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan during 2000--2010. Traditionally the price of crude oil has been used as a basis for calculating LNG prices. This means the economics of any new 21st century supply arrangements are delicately poised because of the current low world oil prices, a trend the market believes is likely to continue. In a bid to lessen the effect of high initial capital outlays and still meet projected demand using LNG from new projects and expansion of the existing plant, Australia's gas producers are working toward greater cooperation with prospective Asian buyers.

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1994-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

202

Convergence Characteristics of the Cumulant Expansion for Fourier Path Integrals  

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The cumulant representation of the Fourier path integral method is examined to determine the asymptotic convergence characteristics of the imaginary-time density matrix with respect to the number of path variables $N$ included. It is proved that when the cumulant expansion is truncated at order $p$, the asymptotic convergence rate of the density matrix behaves like $N^{-(2p+1)}$. The complex algebra associated with the proof is simplified by introducing a diagrammatic representation of the contributing terms along with an associated linked-cluster theorem. The cumulant terms at each order are expanded in a series such that the the asymptotic convergence rate is maintained without the need to calculate the full cumulant at order $p$. Using this truncated expansion of each cumulant at order $p$, the numerical cost in developing Fourier path integral expressions having convergence order $N^{-(2p+1)}$ is shown to be approximately linear in the number of required potential energy evaluations making the method promising for actual numerical implementation.

Sharif D. Kunikeev; David L. Freeman; J. D. Doll

2010-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

203

Feasibility of wavelet expansion methods to treat the energy variable  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper discusses the use of the Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) to implement a functional expansion of the energy variable in neutron transport. The motivation of the work is to investigate the possibility of adapting the expansion level of the neutron flux in a material region to the complexity of the cross section in that region. If such an adaptive treatment is possible, 'simple' material regions (e.g., moderator regions) require little effort, while a detailed treatment is used for 'complex' regions (e.g., fuel regions). Our investigations show that in fact adaptivity cannot be achieved. The most fundamental reason is that in a multi-region system, the energy dependence of the cross section in a material region does not imply that the neutron flux in that region has a similar energy dependence. If it is chosen to sacrifice adaptivity, then the DWT method can be very accurate, but the complexity of such a method is higher than that of an equivalent hyper-fine group calculation. The conclusion is thus that, unfortunately, the DWT approach is not very practical. (authors)

Van Rooijen, W. F. G. [Research Inst. of Nuclear Engineering, Univ. of Fukui, Kanawa-cho 1-2-4, 914-0055, Fukui-ken, Tsuruga-shi (Japan)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Expansion joint for guideway for magnetic levitation transportation system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An expansion joint that allows a guideway of a magnetic levitation transportation system to expand and contract while minimizing transients occurring in the magnetic lift and drag forces acting on a magnetic levitation vehicle traveling over the joint includes an upper cut or recess extending downwardly from the upper surface of the guideway and a non-intersecting lower cut or recess that extends upwardly from the lower surface of the guideway. The sidewalls of the cuts can be parallel to each other and the vertical axis of the guideway; the depth of the lower cut can be greater than the depth of the upper cut; and the overall combined lengths of the cuts can be greater than the thickness of the guideway from the upper to lower surface so that the cuts will overlap, but be spaced apart from each other. The distance between the cuts can be determined on the basis of the force transients and the mechanical behavior of the guideway. A second pair of similarly configured upper and lower cuts may be disposed in the guideway; the expansion joint may consist of two upper cuts and one lower cut; or the cuts may have non-parallel, diverging sidewalls so that the cuts have a substantially dove-tail shape.

Rossing, Thomas D. (DeKalb, IL)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Expansion joint for guideway for magnetic levitation transportation system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An expansion joint that allows a guideway of a magnetic levitation transportation system to expand and contract while minimizing transients occurring in the magnetic lift and drag forces acting on a magnetic levitation vehicle traveling over the joint includes an upper cut or recess extending downwardly from the upper surface of the guideway and a non-intersecting lower cut or recess that extends upwardly from the lower surface of the guideway. The side walls of the cuts can be parallel to each other and the vertical axis of the guideway; the depth of the lower cut can be greater than the depth of the upper cut; and the overall combined lengths of the cuts can be greater than the thickness of the guideway from the upper to lower surface so that the cuts will overlap, but be spaced apart from each other. The distance between the cuts can be determined on the basis of the force transients and the mechanical behavior of the guideway. A second pair of similarly configured upper and lower cuts may be disposed in the guideway; the expansion joint may consist of two upper cuts and one lower cut; or the cuts may have non-parallel, diverging side walls so that the cuts have a substantially dove-tail shape.

Rossing, T.D.

1993-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

206

Multipole expansions and Fock symmetry of the Hydrogen atom  

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The main difficulty in utilizing the O(4) symmetry of the Hydrogen atom in practical calculations is the dependence of the Fock stereographic projection on energy. This is due to the fact that the wave functions of the states with different energies are proportional to the hyperspherical harmonics (HSH) corresponding to different points on the hypersphere. Thus, the calculation of the matrix elements reduces to the problem of re-expanding HSH in terms of HSH depending on different points on the hypersphere. We solve this problem by applying the technique of multipole expansions for four-dimensional HSH. As a result, we obtain the multipole expansions whose coefficients are the matrix elements of the boost operator taken between hydrogen wave functions (i.e. hydrogen form-factors). The explicit expressions for those coefficients are derived. It is shown that the hydrogen matrix elements can be presented as derivatives of an elementary function. Such an operator representation is convenient for the derivation of recurrency relations connecting matrix elements between states corresponding to different values of the quantum numbers $n$ and $l$.

A. V. Meremianin; J-M. Rost

2006-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

207

Expansion joint for guideway for magnetic levitation transportation system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An expansion joint that allows a guideway of a magnetic levitation transportation system to expand and contract while minimizing transients occurring in the magnetic lift and drag forces acting on a magnetic levitation vehicle traveling over the joint includes an upper cut or recess extending downwardly from the upper surface of the guideway and a non-intersecting lower cut or recess that extends upwardly from the lower surface of the guideway. The sidewalls of the cuts can be parallel to each other and the vertical axis of the guideway; the depth of the lower cut can be greater than the depth of the upper cut; and the overall combined lengths of the cuts can be greater than the thickness of the guideway from the upper to lower surface so that the cuts will overlap, but be spaced apart from each other. The distance between the cuts can be determined on the basis of the force transients and the mechanical behavior of the guideway. A second pair of similarly configured upper and lower cuts may be disposed in the guideway; the expansion joint may consist of two upper cuts and one lower cut; or the cuts may have non-parallel, diverging sidewalls so that the cuts have a substantially dove-tail shape.

Rossing, T.D.

1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

208

Options Study - Phase II  

SciTech Connect

The Options Study has been conducted for the purpose of evaluating the potential of alternative integrated nuclear fuel cycle options to favorably address the issues associated with a continuing or expanding use of nuclear power in the United States. The study produced information that can be used to inform decisions identifying potential directions for research and development on such fuel cycle options. An integrated nuclear fuel cycle option is defined in this study as including all aspects of the entire nuclear fuel cycle, from obtaining natural resources for fuel to the ultimate disposal of used nuclear fuel (UNF) or radioactive wastes. Issues such as nuclear waste management, especially the increasing inventory of used nuclear fuel, the current uncertainty about used fuel disposal, and the risk of nuclear weapons proliferation have contributed to the reluctance to expand the use of nuclear power, even though it is recognized that nuclear power is a safe and reliable method of producing electricity. In this Options Study, current, evolutionary, and revolutionary nuclear energy options were all considered, including the use of uranium and thorium, and both once-through and recycle approaches. Available information has been collected and reviewed in order to evaluate the ability of an option to clearly address the challenges associated with the current implementation and potential expansion of commercial nuclear power in the United States. This Options Study is a comprehensive consideration and review of fuel cycle and technology options, including those for disposal, and is not constrained by any limitations that may be imposed by economics, technical maturity, past policy, or speculated future conditions. This Phase II report is intended to be used in conjunction with the Phase I report, and much information in that report is not repeated here, although some information has been updated to reflect recent developments. The focus in this Options Study was to identify any nuclear fuel cycle technology or option that may result in a significant beneficial impact to the issues as compared to the current U.S. approach of once-through use of nuclear fuel in LWRs or similar reactors followed by direct disposal of UNF. This approach was taken because incremental differences may be difficult to clearly identify and justify due to the large uncertainties that can be associated with the specific causes of the issues. Phase II of this Options Study continued the review of nuclear fuel cycle options that was initiated and documented during Phase I, concentrating on reviewing and summarizing the potential of integrated nuclear fuel cycles. However, based on the reviews of previous studies and available data, it was not always possible to clearly determine sufficiently large differences between the various fuel cycle and technology options for some of the issues or evaluation measures, for example, in cases where only incremental differences with respect to the issues might be achieved regardless of the fuel cycle option or technologies being considered, or where differences were insufficient to clearly rise above the uncertainties.

R. Wigeland; T. Taiwo; M. Todosow; W. Halsey; J. Gehin

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Phase diagram of the hard-core Bose-Hubbard model on a checkerboard superlattice  

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We obtain the complete phase diagram of the hard-core Bose-Hubbard model in the presence of a period-two superlattice in two and three dimensions. First we acquire the phase boundaries between the superfluid phase and the 'trivial' insulating phases of the model (the completely-empty and completely-filled lattices) analytically. Next, the boundary between the superfluid phase and the half-filled Mott-insulating phase is obtained numerically, using the stochastic series expansion algorithm followed by finite-size scaling. We also compare our numerical results against the predictions of several approximation schemes, including two mean-field approaches and a fourth-order strong-coupling expansion, where we show that the latter method in particular is successful in producing an accurate picture of the phase diagram. Finally, we examine the extent to which several approximation schemes, such as the random phase approximation and the strong-coupling expansion, give an accurate description of the momentum distribution of the bosons inside the insulating phases.

Hen, Itay; Rigol, Marcos [Department of Physics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057 (United States); Iskin, M. [Department of Physics, Koc University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, 34450 Sariyer, Istanbul (Turkey)

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

The Coefficient of Thermal Expansion in PBX 9502  

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LA-14003 LA-14003 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. The Elusive Coefficients of Thermal Expansion in PBX 9502 Editing by Belinda K. Haag, IM-1 Illustrations by J. Phil Putnam, IM-1 Cover Photo: Stacked sheets of TATB exposed by fracture in a consolidated PBX 9502 component. Los Alamos National Laboratory, an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer, is operated by the University of California for the National Nuclear Security Administration of the US Department of Energy under contract W-7405-ENG-36. This work was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the Regents of the University of California, the United States Government nor

211

Microsoft Word - Forest Grove Expansion I CX.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2011 , 2011 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Amit Sinha - TEP-CSB-2 Proposed Action: Forest Grove Substation Expansion Budget Information: Work Order # 255319 Task 03 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021: B4.6 "Additions or modifications to electric power transmission facilities..." Location: Washington County, OR - Section 32, Township 1 North, Range 3 West of the Forest Grove Quadrangle Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA is proposing to expand Forest Grove Substation located in Washington County, OR. The purpose of this project is to improve load service and reliability within the Portland vicinity as per the NERC reliability standards. Within the existing Forest Grove Substation, the

212

Extensive expansion at Karsto gas plant under way  

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By 2000, the gas and condensate plant at Karsto, Norway, will have been expanded extensively: gas-processing capacity will increase to 2.2 bscfd from current 775 MMscfd; and production capacity for LPG, naphtha, and condensate will reach approximately 10 million metric tons/year (mty). Prompting this expansion is the landing of Karsto in 2000 of a 42-in., rich-gas pipeline from Haltenbanken, offshore mid-Norway, and installation of the 42-in. Europipe II dry-gas pipeline from Karsto to Germany. In the same period, several spin-off projects adding value to the overall concept may be constructed. These could include a 350-mw power plant and ethane-shipment facilities. Total investment at Karsto in the next 3--4 years will reach approximately $1.1 billion (US). Civil work began in June 1997; the detail engineering contract was awarded in August 1997. The paper describes the project.

Svenes, S. [Den Norske Stats Oljeselskap AS, Haugesund (Norway)

1998-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

213

Microsoft Word - CX -Ostrander Substation Expansion.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

6, 2011 6, 2011 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Amit Sinha Project Manager - TEP-CSB-2 Proposed Action: Ostrander Substation Addition Budget Information: Work order 00262568 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.11 Construction of electric power substations (including switching stations and support facilities)....or modification (other than voltage increases) of existing substations and support facilities... Location: Clackamas County, Oregon (T2S, R3E, Sections 26 and 35) Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA is proposing to expand its existing Ostrander Substation near Barton, Oregon by approximately 4 acres. The expansion would accommodate three new 230/500-kV transformers,

214

Dark Energy, Expansion History of the Universe, and SNAP  

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This talk presents a pedagogical discussion of how precision distance-redshift observations can map out the recent expansion history of the universe, including the present acceleration and the transition to matter dominated deceleration. The proposed Supernova/Acceleration Probe (SNAP) will carry out observations determining the components and equations of state of the energy density, providing insights into the cosmological model, the nature of the accelerating dark energy, and potentially clues to fundamental high energy physics theories and gravitation. This includes the ability to distinguish between various dynamical scalar field models for the dark energy, as well as higher dimension and alternate gravity theories. A new, advantageous parametrization for the study of dark energy to high redshift is also presented.

Eric V. Linder

2003-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

215

Dynamic Time Expansion and Compression Using Nonlinear Waveguides  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Dynamic time expansion or compression of a small amplitude input signal generated with an initial scale is performed using a nonlinear waveguide. A nonlinear waveguide having a variable refractive index is connected to a bias voltage source having a bias signal amplitude that is large relative to the input signal to vary the reflective index and concomitant speed of propagation of the nonlinear waveguide and an electrical circuit for applying the small amplitude signal and the large amplitude bias signal simultaneously to the nonlinear waveguide. The large amplitude bias signal with the input signal alters the speed of propagation of the small-amplitude signal with time in the nonlinear waveguide to expand or contract the initial time scale of the small-amplitude input signal.

Findikoglu, Alp T.; Hahn, Sangkoo F.; Jia, Quanxi

2004-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

216

Cosmic parallax as a probe of late time anisotropic expansion  

SciTech Connect

Cosmic parallax is the change of angular separation between a pair of sources at cosmological distances induced by an anisotropic expansion. An accurate astrometric experiment like Gaia could observe or put constraints on cosmic parallax. Examples of anisotropic cosmological models are Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi void models for off-center observers (introduced to explain the observed acceleration without the need for dark energy) and Bianchi metrics. If dark energy has an anisotropic equation of state, as suggested recently, then a substantial anisotropy could arise at z < or approx. 1 and escape the stringent constraints from the cosmic microwave background. In this paper we show that such models could be constrained by the Gaia satellite or by an upgraded future mission.

Quercellini, Claudia; Cabella, Paolo; Balbi, Amedeo [Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, 00133 Roma (Italy); Amendola, Luca [INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, V. Frascati 33, 00040 Monteporzio Catone, Roma (Italy); Quartin, Miguel [INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, V. Frascati 33, 00040 Monteporzio Catone, Roma (Italy); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 16, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)

2009-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

217

Ultra low thermal expansion, highly thermal shock resistant ceramic  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Three families of ceramic compositions having the given formula: .phi..sub.1+X Zr.sub.4 P.sub.6-2X Si.sub.2X O.sub.24, .phi..sub.1+X Zr.sub.4-2X Y.sub.2X P.sub.6 O.sub.24 and .phi..sub.1+X Zr.sub.4-X Y.sub.X P.sub.6-2X Si.sub.X O.sub.24 wherein .phi. is either Strontium or Barium and X has a value from about 0.2 to about 0.8 have been disclosed. Ceramics formed from these compositions exhibit very low, generally near neutral, thermal expansion over a wide range of elevated temperatures.

Limaye, Santosh Y. (1440 Sandpiper Cir. #38, Salt Lake City, UT 84117)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Ultra low thermal expansion, highly thermal shock resistant ceramic  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Three families of ceramic compositions having the given formula: {phi}{sub 1+X}Zr{sub 4}P{sub 6{minus}2X}Si{sub 2X}O{sub 24}, {phi}{sub 1+X}Zr{sub 4{minus}2X}Y{sub 2X}P{sub 6}O{sub 24} and {phi}{sub 1+X}Zr{sub 4{minus}X}Y{sub X}P{sub 6{minus}2X}Si{sub X}O{sub 24} wherein {phi} is either strontium or barium and X has a value from about 0.2 to about 0.8 have been disclosed. Ceramics formed from these compositions exhibit very low, generally near neutral, thermal expansion over a wide range of elevated temperatures. 7 figs.

Limaye, S.Y.

1996-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

219

TEST METHOD FOR COEFFICIENT OF LINEAR THERMAL EXPANSION OF CONCRETE  

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1.1 This method covers the determination of the coefficient of linear thermal expansion of concrete test specimens by determinations of length change due to temperature changes. Because the thermal coefficient of concrete varies with moisture condition, being a minimum when saturated or oven dry and a maximum at about 70 percent saturated, it is important to select the relevant moisture condition for the tests to be made. 2. Apparatus 2.1. The apparatus shall consist of: 2.1.1 Heating Bath- A water bath in which concrete specimens can be maintained at a temperature of 140 2 F (60 1.1 C) (Note 1) 2.1.2 Cooling Bath- A water bath in which

unknown authors

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Three-body hyperspherical method with infinite angular expansions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The hyperspherical method based on infinite angular expansions is introduced. We approximate the cusp behavior of a wave function using B-spline techniques. Calculations for the ground-state energies of the atomic helium and the e{sup +}Li system are presented as two examples for testing this method. The computed ground-state energy of He is -2.903 724 a.u. with single particle orbitals l{sub max}=8. For the e{sup +}Li system, with l{sub max}=9, the ground-state energy is -0.250 83 a.u., which is better than the configuration interaction result of -0.250 107 82 a.u. with l{sub max}=30.

Han Huili; Tang Liyan; Shi Tingyun [State Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance and Atomic and Molecular Physics, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430071 (China)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Momentum Scale Expansion of Sharp Cutoff Flow Equations  

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We show how the exact renormalization group for the effective action with a sharp momentum cutoff, may be organised by expanding one-particle irreducible parts in terms of homogeneous functions of momenta of integer degree (Taylor expansions not being possible). A systematic series of approximations -- the $O(p^M)$ approximations -- result from discarding from these parts, all terms of higher than the $M^{\\rm th}$ degree. These approximations preserve a field reparametrization invariance, ensuring that the field's anomalous dimension is unambiguously determined. The lowest order approximation coincides with the local potential approximation to the Wegner-Houghton equations. We discuss the practical difficulties with extending the approximation beyond $O(p^0)$.

Tim R. Morris

1995-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

222

HAZARDS OF THERMAL EXPANSION FOR RADIOLOGICAL CONTAINER ENGULFED IN FIRE  

SciTech Connect

Fire accidents pose a serious threat to nuclear facilities. It is imperative that transport casks or shielded containers designed to transport/contain radiological materials have the ability to withstand a hypothetical fire. A numerical simulation was performed for a shielded container constructed of stainless steel and lead engulfed in a hypothetical fire as outlined by 10 CFR 71.73. The purpose of this analysis was to determine the thermal response of the container during and after the fire. The thermal model shows that after 30 minutes of fire, the stainless steel will maintain its integrity and not melt. However, the lead shielding will melt since its temperature exceeds the melting point. Due to the method of construction of the container under consideration, ample void space must be provided to allow for thermal expansion of the lead upon heating and melting, so as to not overstress the weldment.

Donna Post Guillen

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Dynamic time expansion and compression using nonlinear waveguides  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Dynamic time expansion or compression of a small-amplitude input signal generated with an initial scale is performed using a nonlinear waveguide. A nonlinear waveguide having a variable refractive index is connected to a bias voltage source having a bias signal amplitude that is large relative to the input signal to vary the reflective index and concomitant speed of propagation of the nonlinear waveguide and an electrical circuit for applying the small-amplitude signal and the large amplitude bias signal simultaneously to the nonlinear waveguide. The large amplitude bias signal with the input signal alters the speed of propagation of the small-amplitude signal with time in the nonlinear waveguide to expand or contract the initial time scale of the small-amplitude input signal.

Findikoglu, Alp T. (Los Alamos, NM); Hahn, Sangkoo F. (Los Alamos, NM); Jia, Quanxi (Los Alamos, NM)

2004-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

224

Accelerated expansion by non-minimally coupled scalar fields  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In a class of spatially homogeneous cosmologies including those of Bianchi type I--VIII mathematical results are presented which show that a scalar field non-minimally coupled to the scalar curvature of spacetime can dynamically yield a positive cosmological constant without the potential being required to include one. More precisely, it is shown that in an exponential potential any positive coupling constant leads eventually to late-time de Sitter expansion and isotropization corresponding to a positive cosmological constant and that this behaviour is independent of the steepness of the potential. This is in marked contrast to the minimally coupled case where power-law inflation occurs at most, provided the potential is sufficiently shallow.

Roger Bieli

2006-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

225

Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions (July  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions (July 2013) Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions (July 2013) The Year-in-Review (YIR): 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions report provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States throughout 2012. The focus is on the United States, but international events that impacted the United States are also reported. The 2012 YIR is based primarily on information reported in the Energy Assurance Daily (EAD) between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions More Documents & Publications Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011

226

Dressing phase in the SL(2) Bethe ansatz  

SciTech Connect

In this paper we study the function {chi}(x{sub 1},x{sub 2},g) that determines the dressing phase that appears in the all-loop Bethe ansatz equations for the SL(2) sector of N=4 super Yang-Mills theory. First, we consider the coefficients c{sub r,s}(g) of the expansion of {chi}(x{sub 1},x{sub 2},g) in inverse powers of x{sub 1,2}. We obtain an expression in terms of a single integral valid for all values of the coupling g. The expression is such that the small and large coupling expansion can be simply computed in agreement with the expected results. This proves the, up to now conjectured, equivalence of both expansions of the phase. The strong coupling expansion is only asymptotic but we find an exact expression for the value of the residue which can be seen to decrease exponentially with g. After that, we consider the function {chi}(x{sub 1},x{sub 2},g) itself and, using the same method, expand it for small and large coupling. All small and large coupling coefficients {chi}{sup (n)}(x{sub 1},x{sub 2}), for even and odd n, are explicitly given in terms of finite sums or, alternatively, in terms of the residues of generating functions at certain poles.

Kruczenski, M.; Tirziu, A. [Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2036 (United States)

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

227

Characterization of carbon fibers: coefficient of thermal expansion and microstructure  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The focus of the research is to develop a consistent and repeatable method to evaluate the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of carbon fibers at high temperatures. Accurate measurement of the CTE of carbon fibers is essential to understand and develop optimal processing procedures as well as computational simulations to predict properties and allowables for fiber-reinforced composites. The mismatch between the coefficient of thermal expansion of the fiber and the matrix has a profound impact on the development of residual stresses and the subsequent damage initiation and progression, potentially diminishing the performance of composite structures. In situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is selected to perform the experimental work on account of the high resolution and the capability of evaluating both the longitudinal and transverse CTE. The orthotropy in the CTE is tested by rotating the fibers through 45° about their axis. The method is validated by testing standard tungsten filaments of known CTE. Additionally, the microstructure of the fibers is studied in a field emission scanning electron microscope as well as through selected area diffraction patterns in a TEM to observe presence of any potential orthotropy. The pitch based P55 fiber revealed a cylindrically orthotropic microstructure, but the PAN based IM7 and T1000 fibers did not reveal any orthotropy. Finite element models of hexagonally arranged IM7 fibers in a 977 epoxy matrix are developed using PATRAN and analyzed using the commercial FEA code ABAQUS 6.4. The fiber properties were considered temperature independent where as the matrix properties were varied linearly with temperature. The lamina properties evaluated from the finite element modeling are in agreement with the experimental results in literature within 10% in the temperature range of room temperature to the stress free temperature of the epoxy, however at cryogenic temperatures the difference is greater. The residual stresses developed during processing of the composite indicated a potential location for fiber matrix debonding to be in the matrix dominant regions.

Kulkarni, Raghav Shrikant

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

228

Efficiency Benefits of EHV AC Transmission and Overlays in Interregional Transmission Expansion Planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the United States, transmission expansion planning historically focused on addressing local utility transmission needs. In the mid-to-late 1990s, the focus shifted to encompass regional transmission expansion, primarily driven by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) mandates on open transmission access and emergence of regional transmission organizations. In recent years, three drivers have elevated transmission expansion planning to a higher, interregional level. These drivers are the ...

2012-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

229

HEAVY BARYONS: A COMBINED LARGE Nc AND HEAVY QUARK EXPANSION FOR ELECTROWEAK CURRENTS  

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The combined large Nc and heavy quark limit for baryons containing a single heavy quark is discussed. The combined large Nc and heavy quark expansion of the heavy quark bilinear operators is obtained. In the combined expansion the corrections proportional to mN/mQ are summed to all orders. In particular, the combined expansion can be used to determine semileptonic form factors of heavy baryons in the combined limit. 1

Boris A. Gelman

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Retreat of the state and the market: liberalisation and education expansion in Sudan under the NCP.  

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??This thesis is an analysis of two concurrent processes - the liberalisation of the economy and the expansion of the tertiary education system - by (more)

Mann, Laura Elizabeth

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

231

Resonant holographic measurements of laser ablation plume expansion in vacuum and argon gas backgrounds  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This thesis discusses the following on resonant holographic measurements of laser ablation plume expansion: Introduction to laser ablation; applications of laser ablation; The study of plume expansion; holographic interferometry; resonant holographic interferometry; accounting for finite laser bandwidth; The solution for doppler broadening and finite bandwidth; the main optical table; the lumonics laser spot shape; developing and reconstructing the holograms; plume expansion in RF/Plasma Environments; Determining {lambda}{sub o}; resonant refraction effects; fringe shift interpretation; shot-to-shot consistency; laser ablation in vacuum and low pressure, inert, background gas; theoretically modeling plume expansion in vacuum and low pressure, inert, background gas; and laser ablation in higher pressure, inert, background gas.

Lindley, R.A. [Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Rapid ontogenetic niche expansions in invasive Chinese tallow tree permit establishment in  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Rapid ontogenetic niche expansions in invasive Chinese tallow tree permit establishment and poorly understood. Chinese tallow tree Triadica sebifera is a major invader demonstrating broad variation

Siemann, Evan

233

A very rapidly convergent product expansion for π - CECM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

BIT23 (1983), 538-540. SCIENTIFIC NOTES. A VERY RAPIDLY CONVERGENT PRODUCT. EXPANSION FOR rc. J. M. BORWEIN and P. B. BORWEIN.

234

Query Expansion Research and Application in Search Engine Based on Concepts Lattice.  

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??Formal concept analysis is increasingly applied to query expansion and data mining problems. In this paper I analyze and compare the current concept lattice construction (more)

Cui, Jun

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Heat Kernel Short-Time Expansion within the Scope of Feynman-Kac Formula  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper gives an outlook of the stochastic approach to derivation of heat kernel short-time asymptotic expansion and to effective evaluation of corresponding coefficients.

Stepin, S. A.; Rejrat, A. J. [Institute of Mathematics, University of Bialystok, Akademicka 2, 15-267 Bialystok (Poland)

2010-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

236

Gauge-Invariant Formalism with a Dirac-mode Expansion for Confinement and Chiral Symmetry Breaking  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Using the eigen-mode of the QCD Dirac operator $\\Slash D=\\gamma^\\mu D^\\mu$, we develop a manifestly gauge-covariant expansion and projection of the QCD operators such as the Wilson loop and the Polyakov loop. With this method, we perform a direct analysis of the correlation between confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in lattice QCD Monte Carlo calculation on $6^4$ at $\\beta$=5.6. Even after removing the low-lying Dirac modes, which are responsible to chiral symmetry breaking, we find that the Wilson loop obeys the area law, and the slope parameter corresponding to the string tension or the confinement force is almost unchanged. We find also that the Polyakov loop remains to be almost zero even without the low-lying Dirac modes, which indicates the $Z_3$-unbroken confinement phase. These results indicate that one-to-one correspondence does not hold for between confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in QCD.

Shinya Gongyo; Takumi Iritani; Hideo Suganuma

2012-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

237

Mineralogy, geochemistry and expansion testing of an alkali-reactive basalt from western Anatolia, Turkey  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, the alkali-silica reaction performance of a basalt rock from western Anatolia, Turkey is reported. It is observed that the rock causes severe gel formation in the concrete microbar test. It appears that the main source of expansion is the reactive glassy phase of the basalt matrix having approximately 70% of SiO{sub 2}. The study presents the microstructural characteristics of unreacted and reacted basalt aggregate by optical and electron microscopy and discusses the possible reaction mechanism. Microstructural analysis revealed that the dissolution of silica is overwhelming in the matrix of the basalt and it eventually generates four consequences: (1) Formation of alkali-silica reaction gel at the aggregate perimeter, (2) increased porosity and permeability of the basalt matrix, (3) reduction of mechanical properties of the aggregate and (4) additional gel formation within the aggregate. It is concluded that the basalt rock is highly prone to alkali-silica reaction. As an aggregate, this rock is not suitable for concrete production.

Copuroglu, Oguzhan, E-mail: O.Copuroglu@CiTG.TUDelft.NL [Delft University of Technology, Faculty of CiTG, Materials and Environment, Stevinweg 1, 2628CN, Delft (Netherlands); Andic-Cakir, Ozge [Ege University, Civil Engineering Dept., 35100 Bornova, Izmir (Turkey); Broekmans, Maarten A.T.M. [Geological Survey of Norway, Dept. of Mineral Characterization, N-7491 Trondheim (Norway); Kuehnel, Radko [Burgemeester Merkusstraat 5, 2645 NJ, Delfgauw (Netherlands)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

238

Generalized Coupling Parameter Expansion: Application to Square-Well and Lennard Jones Fluids  

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The coupling parameter expansion in thermodynamic perturbation theory of simple fluids is generalized to include the derivatives of bridge function. We applied seventh order version of the theory to Square-Well (SW) and Lennard-Jones (LJ) fluids using Sarkisov Bridge function. In both cases, the theory reproduced the radial distribution functions obtained from integral equation theory (IET) and simulations with good accuracy. Also, the method worked inside the liquid-vapor coexistence region where the IETs are known to fail. In the case of SW fluids, the use of Carnahan-Starling expression for free energy density of Hard-Sphere reference system has improved the liquid-vapor phase diagram (LVPD) over that obtained from IET. We also obtained the surface tension of SW fluids of various ranges. Results of present theory and simulations are in good agreement. In the case of LJ fluids, the equation of state obtained from the present method matched with that obtained from IET with negligible deviation. We also obtained LVPD of LJ fluid from virial and energy routes and found that there is slight inconsistency between the two routes. The applications lead to the following conclusions. In cases where reference system properties are known accurately, the present method gives results which are very much improved over those obtained from the IET with the same bridge function. In cases where reference system data is not available, the method serves as an alternative way of solving the Ornstein-Zernike equation with a given closure relation with the advantage that solution can be obtained throughout the phase diagram with a proper choice of the reference system.

A. Sai Venkata Ramana

2013-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Exposing the Nuclear Burning Ashes of Radius Expansion Type I X-ray Bursts  

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We solve for the evolution of the vertical extent of the convective region of a neutron star atmosphere during a Type I X-ray burst. The convective region is well-mixed with ashes of nuclear burning and its extent determines the rise time of the burst light curve. Using a full nuclear reaction network, we show that the maximum vertical extent of the convective region during photospheric radius expansion (RE) bursts can be sufficiently great that: (1) some ashes of burning are ejected by the radiation driven wind during the RE phase and, (2) some ashes of burning are exposed at the neutron star surface following the RE phase. We find that ashes with mass number A ~ 30 - 60 are mixed in with the ejected material. We calculate the expected column density of ejected and surface ashes in hydrogen-like states and determine the equivalent widths of the resulting photoionization edges from both the wind and neutron star surface. We find that these can exceed 100 eV and are potentially detectable. A detection would probe the nuclear burning processes and might enable a measurement of the neutron star gravitational redshift. In addition, we find that in bursts with pure helium burning layers, protons from (alpha, p) reactions cause a rapid onset of the 12C(p, gamma)13N(alpha, p)16O reaction sequence. The sequence bypasses the relatively slow 12C(alpha, gamma)16O reaction and leads to a sudden surge in energy production that is directly observable as a rapid (~ ms) increase in flux during burst rise.

Nevin N. Weinberg; Lars Bildsten; Hendrik Schatz

2005-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of optical linear polarization in the SN2006aj/GRB060218 non-spherical expansion  

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We have performed optical polarimetric observations of the SN2006aj associated to the gamma-ray burst (GRB) of February 18, 2006, GRB060218 that provide information on its expansion geometry. The data were acquired in the R-band with the 0.7m telescope of Crimea, 2.5m Nordic Optical Telescope and the 2.2m of Calar Alto. We report the detection of linear polarization between 3 and 39 days after the gamma-ray event (t-t_0). This represents the first polarization detection of a Ic supernova (SN) associated to an X-ray flash. Our data exhibit a degree of linear polarization (P) around P~4% at t-t_0 ~ 3-5 days, followed by a constant polarization phase with P~1.4% at 13.7 < t-t_0 < 39 days. Our data suggest a decay in P, and more interestingly, show a position angle (\\theta) rotation of ~100 degrees comparing data taken before and after the R-band lightcurve peak. The reported polarization measurements can be explained by the evolution of an asymmetric SN expansion. We discuss on several ingredients that cou...

Gorosabel, J; Castro-Tirado, A J; Guziy, S; Larionova, L; Olmo, A D; Martnez, M A; Cepa, J; Cedres, B; De Postigo, A U; Jelinek, M; Bogdanov, O; Llorente, A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detection of optical linear polarization in the SN2006aj/XRF060218 non-spherical expansion  

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We have performed optical polarimetric observations of the SN2006aj associated to the X-ray flash (XRF) of February 18, 2006, XRF060218 that provide information on its expansion geometry. The data were acquired in the R-band with the 0.7m telescope of Crimea, 2.5m Nordic Optical Telescope and the 2.2m of Calar Alto. We report the detection of linear polarization between 3 and 39 days after the gamma-ray event (t-t_0). This represents the first polarization detection of a Ic supernova (SN) associated to an XRF. Our data exhibit a degree of linear polarization (P) around P~4% at t-t_0 ~ 3-5 days, followed by a constant polarization phase with P~1.4% at 13.7 < t-t_0 < 39 days. Our data suggest a decay in P, and more interestingly, show a position angle (\\theta) rotation of ~100 degrees comparing data taken before and after the R-band lightcurve peak. The reported polarization measurements can be explained by the evolution of an asymmetric SN expansion. We discuss on several ingredients that could account for the observed \\theta rotation.

J. Gorosabel; V. Larionov; A. J. Castro-Tirado; S. Guziy; L. Larionova; A. Del Olmo; M. A. Martinez; J. Cepa; B. Cedres; A. de Ugarte Postigo; M. Jelinek; O. Bogdanov; A. LLorente

2006-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A Comparative Study of Metaheuristic Methods for Transmission Network Expansion Planning  

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Transmission network expansion planning is a very complex and computationally demanding problem due to the discrete nature of the optimization variables. This complexity has increased even more in a restructured deregulated environment. In this regard, ... Keywords: Bacteria Foraging, Genetic Algorithm, Metaheuristics, Particle Swarm Optimization, Transmission Expansion Planning

Ashu R. Verma; P. K. Bijwe; B. Panigrahi

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incorporating oligopoly, CO2 emissions trading and green certificates into a power generation expansion model  

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This paper presents a generation expansion model for the power sector which incorporates several features that make it very interesting for application to current electricity markets: it considers the possible oligopolistic behavior of firms, and incorporates ... Keywords: Carbon emissions trading, Generation-expansion modeling, Green certificates, Oligopoly

Pedro Linares; Francisco Javier Santos; Mariano Ventosa; Luis Lapiedra

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Character-level analysis of semi-structured documents for set expansion  

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Set expansion refers to expanding a partial set of "seed" objects into a more complete set. One system that does set expansion is SEAL (Set Expander for Any Language), which expands entities automatically by utilizing resources from the Web in a language-independent ...

Richard C. Wang; William W. Cohen

2009-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A phenomenological approach to the dynamics of activation and clonal expansion of T cells  

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This paper deals with the modeling of the dynamics of clonal expansion and immune competition of T cells. The modeling is based on the approach of continuum mechanics, namely by conservation equations closed by phenomenological constitutive equations ... Keywords: Cellular dynamic, Clonal expansion, Immune response, Mixture theory, Proliferative events

M. Dolfin; D. Criaco

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cluster expansion for abstract polymer models. New bounds from an old approach  

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We revisit the classical approach to cluster expansions, based on tree graphs, and establish a new convergence condition that improves those by Kotecky-Preiss and Dobrushin, as we show in some examples. The two ingredients of our approach are: (i) a careful consideration of the Penrose identity for truncated functions, and (ii) the use of iterated transformations to bound tree-graph expansions.

Roberto Fernandez; Aldo Procacci

2006-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

247

Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in China  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in China Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in China Project Management Office Jump to: navigation, search Name Expansion and Improvement of Solar Water Heating Technology in China Project Management Office Place Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China Zip 100038 Sector Buildings, Solar Product The programme focuses on the development of high-quality and attractive-looking model designs for integrating solar water heaters (SWH) into buildings in China. Coordinates 39.90601°, 116.387909° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.90601,"lon":116.387909,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Project Fever - Fostering Electric Vehicle Expansion in the Rockies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Project FEVER (Fostering Electric Vehicle Expansion in the Rockies) is a part of the Clean Cities Community Readiness and Planning for Plug-in Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure Funding Opportunity funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the state of Colorado. Tasks undertaken in this project include: Electric Vehicle Grid Impact Assessment; Assessment of Electrical Permitting and Inspection for EV/EVSE (electric vehicle/electric vehicle supply equipment); Assessment of Local Ordinances Pertaining to Installation of Publicly Available EVSE;Assessment of Building Codes for EVSE; EV Demand and Energy/Air Quality Impacts Assessment; State and Local Policy Assessment; EV Grid Impact Minimization Efforts; Unification and Streamlining of Electrical Permitting and Inspection for EV/EVSE; Development of BMP for Local EVSE Ordinances; Development of BMP for Building Codes Pertaining to EVSE; Development of Colorado-Specific Assessment for EV/EVSE Energy/Air Quality Impacts; Development of State and Local Policy Best Practices; Create Final EV/EVSE Readiness Plan; Develop Project Marketing and Communications Elements; Plan and Schedule In-person Education and Outreach Opportunities.

Swalnick, Natalia

2013-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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West Foster Creek Expansion Project 2007 HEP Report.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

During April and May 2007, the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority's (CBFWA) Regional HEP Team (RHT) conducted baseline Habitat Evaluation Procedures (HEP) (USFWS 1980, 1980a) analyses on five parcels collectively designated the West Foster Creek Expansion Project (3,756.48 acres). The purpose of the HEP analyses was to document extant habitat conditions and to determine how many baseline/protection habitat units (HUs) to credit Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for funding maintenance and enhancement activities on project lands as partial mitigation for habitat losses associated with construction of Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph Dams. HEP evaluation models included mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus), western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta), sharp-tailed grouse, (Tympanuchus phasianellus), Bobcat (Lynx rufus), mink (Neovison vison), mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), and black-capped chickadee (Parus atricapillus). Combined 2007 baseline HEP results show that 4,946.44 habitat units were generated on 3,756.48 acres (1.32 HUs per acre). HEP results/habitat conditions were generally similar for like cover types at all sites. Unlike crediting of habitat units (HUs) on other WDFW owned lands, Bonneville Power Administration received full credit for HUs generated on these sites.

Ashley, Paul R.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

Energy Prices and the Expansion of World Trade  

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The oil shocks of the 1970s coincided with a number of economic disturbances. However, it has been difficult to develop models where oil shocks have a quantitatively important impact on the economy. In this paper, I show that the disturbances in transportation caused by the oil shocks can significantly affect the economy. I argue that changes in energy prices were responsible for a worldwide slowdown in the growth of trade and may help explain the apparent change in the price-trade elasticity. While tariffs have fallen steadily since 1970, trade growth slowed in the mid-1970s and has grown rapidly since the mid-1980s. In a standard trade model, this pattern implies that the price-import elasticity increased sharply in the mid-1980s. In this paper, I argue that the oil crises of the 1970s led to higher transportation costs. In 1986 energy prices fell to their pre-crisis level, reducing transportation costs and by extension trade barriers. I present a trade model with an energy using transportation sector. In model simulations, I show that total trade costs (transportation cost plus tariffs) are constant from 1974 to 1982. Once transportation costs are accounted for, the price-import elasticity no longer needs to radically change. I also show that trade expansion since 1960 is 50 percent higher in a standard trade model that includes a transportation sector compared to one that does not.

Benjamin Bridgman

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Expansion Coefficient of Steels Used in LWR Vessels  

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Because of the impact that melt relocation and vessel failure have on subsequent progression and associated consequences of a Light Water Reactor (LWR) accident, it is important to accurately predict the heat-up and relocation of materials within the reactor vessel and heat transfer to and from the reactor vessel. Accurate predictions of such heat transfer phenomena require high temperature thermal properties. However, a review of vessel and structural steel material properties in severe accident analysis codes reveals that the required high temperature material properties are extrapolated with little, if any, data above 700C. To reduce uncertainties in predictions relying upon this extrapolated high temperature data, new thermal expansion data were obtained using pushrod dilatometry techniques for two metals used in LWR vessels: SA 533 Grade B, Class 1 (SA533B1) low alloy steel, which is used to fabricate most US LWR reactor vessels; and Type 304 Stainless Steel (SS304), which is used in LWR vessel piping, penetration tubes, and internal structures. This paper summarizes the new data and compares it to existing, lower temperature data in the literature.

Joshua E. Daw; Joy L. Rempe; Darrell L. Knudson; John C. Crepeau

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

EA-1763: Geothermal Expansion to Boise State University, City of Boise,  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

763: Geothermal Expansion to Boise State University, City of 763: Geothermal Expansion to Boise State University, City of Boise, Boise, Idaho EA-1763: Geothermal Expansion to Boise State University, City of Boise, Boise, Idaho SUMMARY This EA evaluates the proposal to provide Federal funding to the City of Boise for the design and construction of an extension of the City's geothermal system onto the Boise State University. This proposal would be jointly funded by DOE and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES There are none available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD December 23, 2010 EA-1763: Final Environmental Assessment Geothermal Expansion to Boise State University, Boise, Idaho December 23, 2010 EA-1763: Finding of No Significant Impact Geothermal Expansion to Boise State University, City of Boise, Ada County,

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Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Now  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Now Available (July 2013) Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Now Available (July 2013) July 26, 2013 - 12:07pm Addthis The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released the Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions. This publication provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States throughout 2012. The focus is on the United States, but international events that impacted the United States are also reported. The 2012 YIR is based primarily on information reported in the Energy Assurance Daily (EAD) between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. The full Year-in-Review: 2012 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions

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VP 100: Charlotte Sees Next-Gen Vehicle Supply Expansion | Department of  

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VP 100: Charlotte Sees Next-Gen Vehicle Supply Expansion VP 100: Charlotte Sees Next-Gen Vehicle Supply Expansion VP 100: Charlotte Sees Next-Gen Vehicle Supply Expansion March 12, 2010 - 2:47pm Addthis Charlotte sees next-gen vehicle supply expansion: U.S. Energy Secretary Steve Chu speaks at Celgard LLC in Charlotte, N.C. as Mitch Pulwer, Celgard’s vice president and general manager, looks on. | Photo courtesy of Celgard | Charlotte sees next-gen vehicle supply expansion: U.S. Energy Secretary Steve Chu speaks at Celgard LLC in Charlotte, N.C. as Mitch Pulwer, Celgard's vice president and general manager, looks on. | Photo courtesy of Celgard | Joshua DeLung Right now, manufacturers of electric cars too often have to rely on foreign suppliers for the high-performance batteries needed in those vehicles. But

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VP 100: Charlotte Sees Next-Gen Vehicle Supply Expansion | Department of  

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VP 100: Charlotte Sees Next-Gen Vehicle Supply Expansion VP 100: Charlotte Sees Next-Gen Vehicle Supply Expansion VP 100: Charlotte Sees Next-Gen Vehicle Supply Expansion March 12, 2010 - 2:47pm Addthis Charlotte sees next-gen vehicle supply expansion: U.S. Energy Secretary Steve Chu speaks at Celgard LLC in Charlotte, N.C. as Mitch Pulwer, Celgard’s vice president and general manager, looks on. | Photo courtesy of Celgard | Charlotte sees next-gen vehicle supply expansion: U.S. Energy Secretary Steve Chu speaks at Celgard LLC in Charlotte, N.C. as Mitch Pulwer, Celgard's vice president and general manager, looks on. | Photo courtesy of Celgard | Joshua DeLung Right now, manufacturers of electric cars too often have to rely on foreign suppliers for the high-performance batteries needed in those vehicles. But

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Bayesian model-independent evaluation of expansion rates of the universe  

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Marginal likelihoods for the cosmic expansion rates are evaluated using the `Constitution' data of 397 supernovas, thereby updating the results in some previous works. Even when beginning with a very strong prior probability that favors an accelerated expansion, we obtain a marginal likelihood for the deceleration parameter $q_0$ peaked around zero in the spatially flat case. It is also found that the new data significantly constrains the cosmographic expansion rates, when compared to the previous analyses. These results may strongly depend on the Gaussian prior probability distribution chosen for the Hubble parameter represented by $h$, with $h=0.68\\pm 0.06$. This and similar priors for other expansion rates were deduced from previous data. Here again we perform the Bayesian model-independent analysis in which the scale factor is expanded into a Taylor series in time about the present epoch. Unlike such Taylor expansions in terms of redshift, this approach has no convergence problem.

Moncy V. John

2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

257

Simultaneous constraint and phase conversion processing of oxide superconductors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of making an oxide superconductor article includes subjecting an oxide superconductor precursor to a texturing operation to orient grains of the oxide superconductor precursor to obtain a highly textured precursor; and converting the textured oxide superconducting precursor into an oxide superconductor, while simultaneously applying a force to the precursor which at least matches the expansion force experienced by the precursor during phase conversion to the oxide superconductor. The density and the degree of texture of the oxide superconductor precursor are retained during phase conversion. The constraining force may be applied isostatically.

Li, Qi (Marlborough, MA); Thompson, Elliott D. (Coventry, RI); Riley, Jr., Gilbert N. (Marlborough, MA); Hellstrom, Eric E. (Madison, WI); Larbalestier, David C. (Madison, WI); DeMoranville, Kenneth L. (Jefferson, MA); Parrell, Jeffrey A. (Roselle Park, NJ); Reeves, Jodi L. (Madison, WI)

2003-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Metastable Phase Transformations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Oct 8, 2012 ... The omega phase is commonly observed in many commercial beta or near-beta titanium alloys on quenching from single beta phase field.

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Zambia : long-term generation expansion study - executive summary.  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this study is to analyze possible long-term development options of the Zambian electric power system in the period up to 2015. The analysis involved the hydro operations studies of the Zambezi river basin and the systems planning studies for the least-cost generation expansion planning. Two well-known and widely accepted computer models were used in the analysis: PC-VALORAGUA model for the hydro operations and optimization studies and the WASP-III Plus model for the optimization of long-term system development. The WASP-III Plus model is a part of the Argonne National Laboratory's Energy and Power Evaluation Model (ENPEP). The analysis was conducted in close collaboration with the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO). On the initiative from The World Bank, the sponsor of the study, ZESCO formed a team of experts that participated in the analysis and were trained in the use of computer models. Both models were transferred to ZESCO free of charge and installed on several computers in the ZESCO corporate offices in Lusaka. In September-October 1995, two members of the ZESCO National Team participated in a 4-week training course at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, U.S.A., focusing on the long-term system expansion planning using the WASP and VALORAGUA models. The hydropower operations studies were performed for the whole Zambezi river basin, including the full installation of the Kariba power station, and the Cahora Bassa hydro power station in Mozambique. The analysis also included possible future projects such as Itezhi-Tezhi, Kafue Gorge Lower, and Batoka Gorge power stations. As hydropower operations studies served to determine the operational characteristics of the existing and future hydro power plants, it was necessary to simulate the whole Zambezi river basin in order to take into account all interactions and mutual influences between the hydro power plants. In addition, it allowed for the optimization of reservoir management and optimization of hydro cascades, resulting in the better utilization of available hydro potential. Numerous analyses were performed for different stages of system development. These include system configurations that correspond to years 1997, 2001, 2015 and 2020. Additional simulations were performed in order to determine the operational parameters of the three existing hydro power stations Victoria Falls, Kariba, and Kafue Gorge Upper, that correspond to the situation before and after their rehabilitation. The rehabilitation works for these three major power stations, that would bring their operational parameters and availability back to the design level, are planned to be carried out in the period until 2000. The main results of the hydro operations studies are presented in Table ES-1. These results correspond to VALORAGUA simulations of system configurations in the years 2001 and 2015. The minimum, average, and maximum electricity generation is based on the simulation of monthly water inflows that correspond to the chronological series of unregulated water inflows at each hydro profile in the period from April 1961 to March 1990. The recommended hydrology dataset provided in the Hydrology Report of the SADC Energy Project AAA 3.8 was used for this study.

Conzelmann, G.; Koritarov, V.; Buehring, W.; Veselka, T.; Decision and Information Sciences

2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of Crystal Expansion/Contraction on Zeolite Membrane Permeation  

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X-ray diffraction was used to measure the unit cell parameters of B-ZSM-5, SAPO-34, and NaA zeolite powders as a function of adsorbate loading at 303 K, and in one case, at elevated temperatures. Most adsorbates expanded the zeolite crystals below saturation loading at 303 K: n-hexane and SF6 in B-ZSM-5, methanol and CO2 in SAPO-34, and methanol in NaA zeolite. As the loadings increased, the crystals expanded more. Changes in the unit cell volumes of B-ZSM-5 and SAPO-34 zeolite powders correlated with changes in permeation through zeolite membranes defects. When the zeolite crystals expanded or contracted upon adsorption, the defect sizes decreased or increased. In B-ZSM-5 membranes, the fluxes through defects decreased dramatically when n-hexane or SF6 adsorbed. In contrast, i-butane adsorption at 303 K contracted B-ZSM-5 crystals at low loadings and expanded them at higher loadings. Correspondingly, the flux through B-ZSM-5 membrane defects increased at low i-butane loadings and decreased at high loading because the defects increased in size at low loading and decreased at high loadings. At 398 K and 473 K, n-hexane expanded the B-ZSM-5 unit cell more as the temperature increased from 303 to 473 K. The silicalite-1 and B-ZSM-5 unit cell volumes expanded similarly upon n-hexane adsorption at 303 K; boron substitution had little effect on volume expansion.

Sorenson, Stephanie G [University of Colorado, Boulder; Payzant, E Andrew [ORNL; Noble, Richard D [University of Colorado, Boulder; Falconer, John L. [University of Colorado, Boulder

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CT-Guided Thrombin Injection to Control Rapid Expansion of Ascending Aortic False Aneurysm 15 Months After Bentall-Bono Operation  

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We report a case of 57-year-old man treated emergently with CT-guided local thrombin injection as the first, life-saving step for control rapid expansion of the aortic pseudoaneurysm. Fifteen months earlier, he was operated on for ascending aortic true aneurysm and coronary artery disease. Upon admission, he had an anterior thoracic wall pulsatile tumor. Due to critical status, definite surgery was postponed and thrombin was injected close to the origin of pseudoaneurysm. It controlled successfully, bleeding from the ascending aorta and enabled the patient to survive the acute phase.

Perek, Bartlomiej, E-mail: bperek@yahoo.com; Urbanowicz, Tomasz [Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Department of Cardiac Surgery (Poland); Zabicki, Bartosz [Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Department of Radiology (Poland); Puslecki, Mateusz [Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Department of Cardiac Surgery (Poland); Juszkat, Robert, E-mail: radiologiamim@wp.pl [Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Department of Radiology (Poland); Jemielity, Marek [Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Department of Cardiac Surgery (Poland)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Expansion analyses of strategic petroleum reserve in Bayou Choctaw : revised locations.  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes a series of three-dimensional simulations for the Bayou Choctaw Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The U.S. Department of Energy plans to leach two new caverns and convert one of the existing caverns within the Bayou Choctaw salt dome to expand its petroleum reserve storage capacity. An existing finite element mesh from previous analyses is modified by changing the locations of two caverns. The structural integrity of the three expansion caverns and the interaction between all the caverns in the dome are investigated. The impacts of the expansion on underground creep closure, surface subsidence, infrastructure, and well integrity are quantified. Two scenarios were used for the duration and timing of workover conditions where wellhead pressures are temporarily reduced to atmospheric pressure. The three expansion caverns are predicted to be structurally stable against tensile failure for both scenarios. Dilatant failure is not expected within the vicinity of the expansion caverns. Damage to surface structures is not predicted and there is not a marked increase in surface strains due to the presence of the three expansion caverns. The wells into the caverns should not undergo yield. The results show that from a structural viewpoint, the locations of the two newly proposed expansion caverns are acceptable, and all three expansion caverns can be safely constructed and operated.

Ehgartner, Brian L.; Park, Byoung Yoon

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

The Importance of Fourier Phases for the Morphology of Gravitational Clustering  

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The phases of the Fourier modes appearing in a plane-wave expansion of cosmological density fields play a vital role in determining the morphology of gravitationally-developed clustering. We demonstrate this qualitatively and quantitatively using simulations. In particular, we use cross-correlation and rank-correlation techniques to quantify the agreement between a simulated distribution and phase-only reconstructions. The phase-only reconstructions exhibit a high degree of correlation with the original distributions, showing how meaningful spatial reconstruction of cosmological density fields depends more on phase accuracy than on amplitudes.

Chiang, L Y

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of a suppression of asymmetric cell kinetics (SACK) approach for ex vivo expansion of human hematopoietic stem cells  

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Ex vivo expansion of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) is a long-standing challenge faced by both researchers and clinicians. To date, no robust, efficient method for the pure, ex vivo expansion of human HSCs has been ...

Taghizadeh, Rouzbeh R

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

QCD Phase Diagram According to the Center Group  

SciTech Connect

We study an effective theory for QCD at finite temperature and density which contains the leading center symmetric and center symmetry breaking terms. The effective theory is studied in a flux representation where the complex phase problem is absent and the model becomes accessible to Monte Carlo techniques also at finite chemical potential. We simulate the system by using a generalized Prokof'ev-Svistunov worm algorithm and compare the results to a low temperature expansion. The phase diagram is determined as a function of temperature, chemical potential, and quark mass. The shape and quark mass dependence of the phase boundaries are as expected for QCD. The transition into the deconfined phase is smooth throughout, without any discontinuities or critical points.

Delgado Mercado, Ydalia; Gattringer, Christof [Institut fuer Physik, Karl-Franzens Universitaet, Graz (Austria); Evertz, Hans Gerd [Institute for Theoretical and Computational Physics, Technische Universitaet Graz (Austria)

2011-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

266

Quantum field theory in the presence of a medium: Green's function expansions  

SciTech Connect

Starting from a Lagrangian and using functional-integration techniques, series expansions of Green's function of a real scalar field and electromagnetic field, in the presence of a medium, are obtained. The parameter of expansion in these series is the susceptibility function of the medium. Relativistic and nonrelativistic Langevin-type equations are derived. Series expansions for Lifshitz energy in finite temperature and for an arbitrary matter distribution are derived. Covariant formulations for both scalar and electromagnetic fields are introduced. Two illustrative examples are given.

Kheirandish, Fardin [Department of Physics, Islamic Azad University, Shahreza-Branch, Shahreza (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Salimi, Shahriar [Department of Physics, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Highly Anisotropic Thermal Expansion in Molecular Films of Dicarboxylic Fatty Acids  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Angstrom-resolution x-ray measurements reveal the existence of two-dimensional (2D) crystalline order in molecularly thin films of surface-parallel-oriented fatty diacid molecules supported on a liquid mercury surface. The thermal expansion coefficients along the two unit cell vectors are found to differ 17-fold. The high anisotropy of the 2D thermal expansion and the crystalline coherence length are traced to the different bonding in the two directions: van der Waals normal to, and covalent plus hydrogen bonding along the molecular backbone axis. Similarities with, and differences from, negative thermal expansion materials are discussed.

Tamam L.; Ocko B.; Kraack, H.; Sloutskin, E.; Deutsch, M.

2012-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

268

Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

...Alloy Phase Diagrams and Microstructure, Metals Handbook Desk Edition, ASM International, 1998, p. 95??114...

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A combination of heuristic and bacteria foraging-differential evolution algorithm for transmission network expansion planning with security constraints  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transmission network expansion planning (TNEP) is an important component of power system planning. Its task is to determine the optimal set of transmission lines to be constructed such that the cost of expansion plan is minimum and no network constraints ... Keywords: Transmission expansion planning, compensation approach, hybrid method

Ashu Verma; P. R. Bijwe; B. K. Panigrahi

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Secretary Chu Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Production in  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North Carolina Secretary Chu Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North Carolina July 26, 2011 - 3:15pm Addthis Secretary Chu joins local officials and dignitaries for Celgard's ribbon-cutting. | Photo courtesy of Celgard Secretary Chu joins local officials and dignitaries for Celgard's ribbon-cutting. | Photo courtesy of Celgard Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? Celgard received $49 million in Recovery Act funding to help expand its Charlotte operations and build a new lithium-ion battery separator facility in Concord. With the help of Recovery Act-funded expansions, Celgard expects to double its production capacity by 2012 and since January 2010, the company

271

Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 Available  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 Available (April 2012) Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 Available (April 2012) May 1, 2012 - 3:15pm Addthis The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released the Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review: 2011. This publication provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States throughout 2011. The focus is on the United States, but international events that impacted the United States are also reported. The 2011 YIR is based primarily on information reported in the Energy Assurance Daily (EAD) between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. The full 2011 Year-in-Review is available for download.

272

Secretary Chu Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Production in  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North Carolina Secretary Chu Celebrates Expansion of Lithium-Ion Battery Production in North Carolina July 26, 2011 - 3:15pm Addthis Secretary Chu joins local officials and dignitaries for Celgard's ribbon-cutting. | Photo courtesy of Celgard Secretary Chu joins local officials and dignitaries for Celgard's ribbon-cutting. | Photo courtesy of Celgard Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? Celgard received $49 million in Recovery Act funding to help expand its Charlotte operations and build a new lithium-ion battery separator facility in Concord. With the help of Recovery Act-funded expansions, Celgard expects to double its production capacity by 2012 and since January 2010, the company

273

U.S.-Chinese Agreement Provides Path to Further Expansion of Nuclear Energy  

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-Chinese Agreement Provides Path to Further Expansion of -Chinese Agreement Provides Path to Further Expansion of Nuclear Energy in China U.S.-Chinese Agreement Provides Path to Further Expansion of Nuclear Energy in China December 16, 2006 - 9:46am Addthis BEIJING, CHINA - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman and Chinese Chairman of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Ma Kai today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will pave the way for Westinghouse Electric Company to construct four civilian nuclear power plants in China. This agreement illustrates the United States government's support of the Chinese expansion and use of safe, emissions-free nuclear power and the related technology transfer. "This is an exciting day for the U.S. nuclear industry. This agreement is

274

Cluster expansion and optimization of thermal conductivity in SiGe nanowires  

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We investigate the parametrization and optimization of thermal conductivity in silicon-germanium alloy nanowires by the cluster-expansion technique. Si1?xGex nanowires are of interest for thermoelectric applications and ...

Chan, Maria K.

275

Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 Available  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 Available (April 2012) Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review 2011 Available (April 2012) May 1, 2012 - 3:15pm Addthis The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released the Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Year-in-Review: 2011. This publication provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States throughout 2011. The focus is on the United States, but international events that impacted the United States are also reported. The 2011 YIR is based primarily on information reported in the Energy Assurance Daily (EAD) between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. The full 2011 Year-in-Review is available for download.

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Copper Mountain Expansion I and II Solar Power Plant | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Expansion I and II Solar Power Plant Expansion I and II Solar Power Plant Jump to: navigation, search Name Copper Mountain Expansion I and II Solar Power Plant Facility Copper Mountain Expansion I and II Sector Solar Facility Type Photovoltaic Developer First Solar/Sempra Location Boulder City, Nevada Coordinates 35.9785911°, -114.8324851° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":35.9785911,"lon":-114.8324851,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

277

Understanding Hadley Cell Expansion versus Contraction: Insights from Simplified Models and Implications for Recent Observations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study seeks a deeper understanding of the causes of Hadley Cell (HC) expansion, as projected under global warming, and HC contraction, as observed under El Nio. Using an idealized general circulation model, the authors show that a thermal ...

Neil F. Tandon; Edwin P. Gerber; Adam H. Sobel; Lorenzo M. Polvani

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Pressurized heat treatment of glass-ceramic to control thermal expansion  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of producing a glass-ceramic having a specified thermal expansion value is disclosed. The method includes the step of pressurizing the parent glass material to a predetermined pressure during heat treatment so that the glass-ceramic produced has a specified thermal expansion value. Preferably, the glass-ceramic material is isostatically pressed. A method for forming a strong glass-ceramic to metal seal is also disclosed in which the glass-ceramic is fabricated to have a thermal expansion value equal to that of the metal. The determination of the thermal expansion value of a parent glass material placed in a high-temperature environment is also used to determine the pressure in the environment.

Kramer, Daniel P. (Dayton, OH)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Computing the Seawater Expansion Coefficients Directly from the 1980 Equation of State  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The polynomial structure of the 1980 equation of state for seawater lends itself to analytic differentiation with respect to pressure, temperature, and salinity. This enables one to compute the compressibility, thermal expansion, and haline ...

J. L. Lillibridge III

1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Incorporating endogenous demand dynamics into long-term capacity expansion power system models for Developing countries  

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This research develops a novel approach to long-term power system capacity expansion planning for developing countries by incorporating endogenous demand dynamics resulting from social processes of technology adoption. ...

Jordan, Rhonda LeNai

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical Simulation and Experimental Characterization of an Expansion-Type Kelvin Spectrometer with Intrinsic Calibration  

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An expansion-type Kelvin spectrometer has been designed and its performance has been shown to agree with the theoretical simulation within experimental uncertainty. In the intrinsically calibrated mode, number concentration as well as ...

W. Hollnder; W. Dunkhorst; H. Ldding; H. Windt

2002-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Four-Stream Spherical Harmonic Expansion Approximation for Solar Radiative Transfer  

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This paper presents a four-stream extension of the ?-Eddington approximation by considering the higher-order spherical harmonic expansion in radiative intensity. By using the orthogonality relation of the spherical harmonic functions, the ...

J. Li; V. Ramaswamy

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Constraints on the Origin of Paleolake Expansions in the Central Andes  

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During the late Pleistocene, at least one episode of lake expansions occurred in the internally draining high plateau region of Bolivia. Some researchers have advocated that a wetter climate associated with a change in atmospheric circulation ...

Troy A. Blodgett; Bryan L. Isacks; John D. Lenters

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

A corpus analysis approach for automatic query expansion and its extension to multiple databases  

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Searching online text collections can be both rewarding and frustrating. While valuable information can be found, typically many irrelevant documents are also retrieved, while many relevant ones are missed. Terminology mismatches between the user's ... Keywords: query expansion

Susan Gauch; Jianying Wang; Satya Mahesh Rachakonda

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Impact of unit commitment constraints on generation expansion planning with renewables  

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Growing use of renewables pushes thermal generators against operating constraints - e.g. ramping, minimum output, and operating reserves - that are traditionally ignored in expansion planning models. We show how including ...

Palmintier, Bryan Stephen

286

Ice Crystals Produced by Expansion: Experiments and Application to Aircraft-produced Ice  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The production of ice crystals as a result of the expansion and cooling of moist air was investigated by laboratory experiment. In particular, the warmest expanded air temperature that produces crystals was sought as a function of the initial ...

T. C. Foster; J. Hallett

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

ETA CARINAE ACROSS THE 2003.5 MINIMUM: ANALYSIS IN THE VISIBLE AND NEAR-INFRARED SPECTRAL REGION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present an analysis of the visible through near-infrared spectrum of Eta Carinae ({eta} Car) and its ejecta obtained during the '{eta} Car Campaign with the Ultraviolet and Visual Echelle Spectrograph (UVES) at the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT)'. This is a part of larger effort to present a complete {eta} Car spectrum, and extends the previously presented analyses with the Hubble Space Telescope/Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (HST/STIS) in the UV (1240-3159 A) to 10,430 A. The spectrum in the mid- and near-UV is characterized by the ejecta absorption. At longer wavelengths, stellar wind features from the central source and narrow-emission lines from the Weigelt condensations dominate the spectrum. However, narrow absorption lines from the circumstellar shells are present. This paper provides a description of the spectrum between 3060 and 10,430 A, including line identifications of the ejecta absorption spectrum, the emission spectrum from the Weigelt condensations and the P Cygni stellar wind features. The high spectral resolving power of VLT/UVES enables equivalent width measurements of atomic and molecular absorption lines for elements with no transitions at the shorter wavelengths. However, the ground-based seeing and contributions of nebular-scattered radiation prevent direct comparison of measured equivalent widths in the VLT/UVES and HST/STIS spectra. Fortunately, HST/STIS and VLT/UVES have a small overlap in wavelength coverage which allows us to compare and adjust for the difference in scattered radiation entering the instruments' apertures. This paper provides a complete online VLT/UVES spectrum with line identifications and a spectral comparison between HST/STIS and VLT/UVES between 3060 and 3160 A.

Nielsen, K. E.; Kober, G. Vieira [Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 20064 (United States); Weis, K.; Bomans, D. J. [Astronomisches Institut, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Universitaetsstrasse 150, D-44780 Bochum (Germany); Gull, T. R. [Astrophysics Science Division, Code 667, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Stahl, O. [ZAH, Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Koenigstuhl, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany)], E-mail: krister.nielsen@nasa.gov

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

288

Green's Function expansion of scalar and vector fields in the presence of a medium  

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Based on a canonical approach and functional-integration techniques, a series expansion of Green's function of a scalar field, in the presence of a medium, is obtained. A series expansion for Lifshitz-energy, in finite-temperature, in terms of the susceptibility of the medium is derived and the whole formalism is generalized to the case of electromagnetic field in the presence of some dielectrics. A covariant formulation of the problem is presented.

Fardin Kheirandish; Shahriar Salimi

2010-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

289

Applicability of the Hero turbine for energy conversion from low-quality, two-phase, inlet fluids  

SciTech Connect

The Hero turbine is frequently said to be paricularly suited for two-phase geothermal-energy conversion. Its functional simplicity makes it an obvious candidate for use of a very low-quality steam-water mixture as a working fluid. The performance characteristics for the single-phase expander derived are extended to address two options for handling the two-phase mixture in the Hero turbine. The Hero turbine is found to be best suited to fluids that are single-phase at the entrance to the turbine and to expansions that involve low enthalpy change. The turbine appears well suited to saturated liquid expansion in which the fluid becomes two-phase after entering the turbine.

Comfort, W.J. III

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Field investigations examining the impact of supersaturated vapor expansions on turbine performance  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Investigators in the Heat Cycle Research project are developing a technology base which will permit the increased utilization of the moderate-temperature, liquid-dominated geothermal resource for the production of electrical power. The project investigations have focused upon power cycles which have the potential for the increased utilization (power produced per unit quantity of fluid) of the hydrothermal resource. The investigations to date have confirmed the viability of technology required to incorporate concepts which will allow the binary power cycle to have a performance approaching practical thermodynamic maximums. Investigations in progress are examining the potential improvements that result from allowing super-saturated turbine expansions. During these metastable expansions, the working fluid is maintained as a supersaturated vapor during the turbine expansion process; if at equilibrium conditions, liquid condensate would be present. If it can be shown that these expansions proceed without a degradation in turbine performance or damage to the turbine internals by any condensate which forms, a projected 8% improvement in the performance of the advanced cycle could be realized. Investigators are presently examining the condensation behavior of these expansions, as well as determining the impact of these expansions on turbine performance.

Mines, G.L.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Altering the volumetric expansion ratio of a Lysholm helical screw expander  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is an analysis of the effects of the volumetric expansion ratio on the operation of a Lysholm helical screw expander. Extensive testing of the University of California Lysholm engine with a 5.3 volumetric expansion ratio was performed. In this experiment, the expansion ratio has been reduced from 5.3 to 4.0. Tests were performed at a variety of speeds and qualities for a 5.0 pressure ratio and at a variety of speeds and pressure ratios for 99 percent quality. It was predicted that decreasing the volumetric expansion ratio would decrease the leakage fraction and thereby increase efficiency. This occurred as predicted. Isentropic efficiency increased 20 percent for 50 percent quality steam and 16 percent for 33 percent quality steam, all for an inlet pressure of 120 psia and a speed of 9000 rpm. A maximum efficiency of 47.2 percent was reached at 33 percent quality, 9000 rpm and a pressure ratio of 5.0. It was noted that the leakage rate did not appear to be a function of expansion ratio, as had been expected. Using this fact the previous empirical models of the engine were extended to include volumetric expansion ratio as a variable parameter.

Dunbar, M.K.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Phase dynamics and particle production in preheating  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We study a simple model of a massive inflaton field {phi} coupled to another scalar field {chi} with interaction term g{sup 2}{phi}{sup 2}{chi}{sup 2}. We use the theory developed by Kofman et al. [L. Kofman, A. D. Linde, and A. A. Starobinsky, Phys. Rev. D 56, 3258 (1997).] for the first stage of preheating to give a full description of the dynamics of the {chi} field modes, including the behavior of the phase, in terms of the iteration of a simple family of circle maps. The parameters of this family of maps are a function of time when expansion of the Universe is taken into account. With this more detailed description, we obtain a systematic study of the efficiency of particle production as a function of the inflaton field and coupling parameters, and we find that for g < or approx. 3x10{sup -4} the broad resonance ceases during the first stage of preheating.

Charters, T. [Departamento de Mecanica/Seccao de Matematica, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Rua Conselheiro Emidio Navarro, 1, P-1949-014 Lisbon (Portugal) and Centro de Fisica Teorica e Computacional da Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Professor Gama Pinto 2, P-1649-003 Lisbon (Portugal); Nunes, A.; Mimoso, J.P. [Departamento de Fisica, Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa and Centro de Fisica Teorica e Computacional da Universidade de Lisboa, Avenida Professor Gama Pinto 2, P-1649-003 Lisbon (Portugal)

2005-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

293

Locality phase prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As computer memory hierarchy becomes adaptive, its performance increasingly depends on forecasting the dynamic program locality. This paper presents a method that predicts the locality phases of a program by a combination of locality profiling and run-time ... Keywords: dynamic optimization, locality analysis and optimization, phase hierarchy, program phase analysis and prediction, reconfigurable architecture

Xipeng Shen; Yutao Zhong; Chen Ding

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

...of two-phase fields meet also is limited by thermodynamics. That is, the angle must be such that the extension of each beyond the point of intersection projects into a two-phase field, rather than a one-phase

295

Early stage expansion and time-resolved spectral emission of laser-induced  

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Early stage expansion and time-resolved spectral emission of laser-induced Early stage expansion and time-resolved spectral emission of laser-induced plasma from polymer Title Early stage expansion and time-resolved spectral emission of laser-induced plasma from polymer Publication Type Journal Article Year of Publication 2009 Authors Boueri, Myriam, Matthieu Baudelet, Jin Yu, Xianglei Mao, Samuel S. Mao, and Richard E. Russo Journal Applied Surface Science Volume 255 Issue 24 Pagination 9566-9571 Date Published 09/2009 Keywords Early stage plasma expansion, Laser ablation of polymer, Plasma spectral emission Abstract In the nanosecond laser ablation regime, absorption of laser energy by the plasma during its early stage expansion critically influences the properties of the plasma and thus its interaction with ambient air. These influences can significantly alter spectral emission of the plasma. For organic samples especially, recombination of the plasma with the ambient air leads to interfering emissions with respect to emissions due to native species evaporated from the sample. Distinguishing interfering emissions due to ambient air represents a critical issue for the application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to the analysis of organic materials. In this paper, we report observations of early stage expansion and interaction with ambient air of the plasma induced on a typical organic sample (nylon) using timeresolved shadowgraph. We compare, in the nanosecond ablation regime, plasmas induced by infrared (IR) laser pulses (1064 nanometers) and ultraviolet (UV) laser pulses (266 nanometers). Nanosecond ablation is compared with femtosecond ablation where the post-ablation interaction is absent. Subsequent to the early stage expansion, we observe for each studied ablation regime, spectral emission from CN, a typical radical for organic and biological samples. Time-resolved LIBS allows identifying emissions from native molecular species and those due to recombination with ambient air through their different time evolution behaviors.

296

Effect of MgO Additive on Volumetric Expansion of Self-Degradable Cements  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We identified hard-burned magnesium oxide (MgO) as a suitable expansive additive for improving the plugging performance of self-degradable, temporary sodium silicate-activated slag/Class C fly ash (SSASC) blend cement sealers into rock fractures in Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGSs). MgO extended the volumetric expansion of sealers during their exposure to a hydrothermal environment at 200 C under pressures, ranging from 300 to 1500 psi. A great expansion ratc of 19.3% was observed by adding 3.0 wt% MgO under 300 psi pressure, thus promising to plug thoroughly inner fracture. When the pressure was increased from 300 psi to 1500 psi, the expansion rate of cement markedly reduced, corresponding to the formaLion of crack-free specimens and the improvement of compressive strength. However, with 3.0 wt% MgO, the specimens still engendered the generation of numerous visual cracks, although they were prepared under a high pressure of 1500 psi. The effective content of MgO in minimizing and eliminating the generation of cracks was 2.0 wt%, which provided a moderate expansion of {ge} 0.5%. The compressive strength of 2.0 wt% MgO specimens made under a pressure of 300 psi rose {approx} 1.7-fold to 4816 psi with an increasing pressure to 1500 psi. The in-situ growth of brucite crystal formed by the hydrothermal hydration of MgO was responsive for such an expansion of the SSASC cement; meanwhile. two crystalline hydrothermal reaction products, 1.1 nm tobermorite and calcium silicate hydrated, contributed to the development of the sealer's compressive strength. Thus, the increasing pressure seems to suppress and control a growth rate of brucite crystal in response to a lower extension of expansion. Furthermore, all MgO-conlaining SSASC sealers possessed the water-catalyzed self-degradable properties.

Sugama T.; Warren, J.; Butcher, T.

2011-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

297

Phase transitions in the early and the present Universe  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The evolution of the Universe is the ultimate laboratory to study fundamental physics across energy scales that span about 25 orders of magnitude: from the grand unification scale through particle and nuclear physics scales down to the scale of atomic physics. The standard models of cosmology and particle physics provide the basic understanding of the early and present Universe and predict a series of phase transitions that occurred in succession during the expansion and cooling history of the Universe. We survey these phase transitions, highlighting the equilibrium and non-equilibrium effects as well as their observational and cosmological consequences. We discuss the current theoretical and experimental programs to study phase transitions in QCD and nuclear matter in accelerators along with the new results on novel states of matter as well as on multi- fragmentation in nuclear matter. A critical assessment of similarities and differences between the conditions in the early universe and those in ultra- relat...

Boyanovsky, D; Schwarz, Dominik J

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

RECORD OF CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION DETERMINATION Ault Substation Expansion and Equipment Additions, Weld County, CO  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Ault Substation Expansion and Equipment Additions, Weld County, CO Ault Substation Expansion and Equipment Additions, Weld County, CO A. Proposed Action: Western proposes to expand the existing Ault SUbstation and add electrical equipment. The expansion would be within the existing fee-owned land. B. Number and Title of Categorical Excluison Being Applied . B4.11: Construction of electric power substations (including switching stations and support facilities) with power deliver at 230-kV or below, or modification (other than voltage increases) of existing sutstations and support facilities .. .. C. Regulatory Requirements in 10 CFR 1021.410(b): (Refer to full text in regulation ). (1) The proposed action fits within a class of actions that is listed in Appendix A or B to Subpart D. For classes of actions, listed in Appendix B, the following conditions are

299

Statement from Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman on the Expansion of the  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Statement from Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman on the Expansion Statement from Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman on the Expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to 1.5 Billion Statement from Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman on the Expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to 1.5 Billion January 23, 2007 - 10:15am Addthis "Later today President Bush will announce his plan to double our nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve to 1.5 billion barrels. I believe that expanding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a wise and prudent policy decision that will provide an additional layer of protection for our nation's energy security. "Originally established in 1975 in the aftermath of the Arab oil embargo, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a national asset that can be used in the case of severe supply disruption. During my tenure alone, we've used it a

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Statement from Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman on the Expansion of the  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

the Expansion the Expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to 1.5 Billion Statement from Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman on the Expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to 1.5 Billion January 23, 2007 - 10:15am Addthis "Later today President Bush will announce his plan to double our nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve to 1.5 billion barrels. I believe that expanding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a wise and prudent policy decision that will provide an additional layer of protection for our nation's energy security. "Originally established in 1975 in the aftermath of the Arab oil embargo, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is a national asset that can be used in the case of severe supply disruption. During my tenure alone, we've used it a number of times, most notably in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and

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Treatment of ion-atom collisions using a partial-wave expansion of the projectile wavefunction  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We present calculations of ion-atom collisions using a partial-wave expansion of the projectile wavefunction. Most calculations of ion-atom collisions have typically used classical or plane-wave approximations for the projectile wavefunction, since partial-wave expansions are expected to require prohibitively large numbers of terms to converge scattering quantities. Here we show that such calculations are possible using modern high-performance computing. We demonstrate the utility of our method by examining elastic scattering of protons by hydrogen and helium atoms, problems familiar to undergraduate students of atomic scattering. Application to ionization of helium using partial-wave expansions of the projectile wavefunction, which has long been desirable in heavy-ion collision physics, is thus quite feasible.

Foster, M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Colgan, J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wong, T G [SANTA CLARA U; Madison, D H [MISSOURI U

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Electric utility capacity expansion and energy production models for energy policy analysis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes electric utility capacity expansion and energy production models developed for energy policy analysis. The models use the same principles (life cycle cost minimization, least operating cost dispatching, and incorporation of outages and reserve margin) as comprehensive utility capacity planning tools, but are faster and simpler. The models were not designed for detailed utility capacity planning, but they can be used to accurately project trends on a regional level. Because they use the same principles as comprehensive utility capacity expansion planning tools, the models are more realistic than utility modules used in present policy analysis tools. They can be used to help forecast the effects energy policy options will have on future utility power generation capacity expansion trends and to help formulate a sound national energy strategy. The models make renewable energy source competition realistic by giving proper value to intermittent renewable and energy storage technologies, and by competing renewables against each other as well as against conventional technologies.

Aronson, E.; Edenburn, M.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

A simple model for radial expansion reactivity in LMRs (liquid metal reactors)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presented in this report is a simple analytical model developed for evaluating the radial expansion reactivity in small modular liquid metal reactors (LMRs). The present model is based on a non-leakage representation of the effective neutron multiplication factor. The resultant analytical expression for the radial expansion reactivity is simple and can be used directly in a system code for safety analyses. Applications of the present model to PRISM and SAFR resulted in a good agreement with the values reported by vendors. This agreement establishes that the large negative reactivity insertion resulting from LMR core radial expansion can be confirmed using a simple analytical approach, and thus is important in the current effort to evaluate the reactor inherent feedbacks for the PRISM and SAFR designs.

Cheng, H.S.; Van Tuyle, G.J.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

A Ginzburg-Landau model for the expansion of a dodecahedral viral capsid  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a Ginzburg-Landau model for the expansion of a dodecahedral viral capsid during infection or maturation. The capsid is described as a dodecahedron whose faces, meant to model rigid capsomers, are free to move independent of each other, and has therefore twelve degrees of freedom. We assume that the energy of the system is a function of the twelve variables with icosahedral symmetry. Using techniques of the theory of invariants, we expand the energy as the sum of invariant polynomials up to fourth order, and classify its minima in dependence of the coefficients of the Ginzburg-Landau expansion. Possible conformational changes of the capsid correspond to symmetry breaking of the equilibrium closed form. The results suggest that the only generic transition from the closed state leads to icosahedral expanded form. Our approach does not allow to study the expansion pathway, which is likely to be non-icosahedral.

E. Zappa; G. Indelicato; A. Albano; P. Cermelli

2013-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

305

The weak heat kernel asymptotic expansion and the quantum double suspension  

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In this paper we are concerned with the construction of a general principle that will allow us to produce regular spectral triples with finite and simple dimension spectrum. We introduce the notion of weak heat kernel asymptotic expansion (WHKAE) property of a spectral triple and show that the weak heat kernel asymptotic expansion allows one to conclude that the spectral triple is regular with finite simple dimension spectrum. The usual heat kernel expansion implies this property. Finally we show that WHKAE is stable under quantum double suspension, a notion introduced by Hong and Szymanski. Therefore quantum double suspending compact Riemannian spin manifolds iteratively we get many examples of regular spectral triples with finite simple dimension spectrum. This covers all the odd dimensional quantum spheres. Our methods also apply to the case of noncommutative torus.

Chakraborty, Partha Sarathi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

NGNP PHASE I REVIEW  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

REVIEW REVIEW NEAC REACTOR TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE FINAL REPORT JUNE 15, 2011 EPACT 2005 REQUIREMENTS * FIRST PROJECT PHASE REVIEW-On a determination by the Secretary that the appropriate activities under the first project phase under subsection (b)(1) are nearly complete, the Secretary shall request the NERAC to conduct a comprehensive review of the Project and to report to the Secretary the recommendation of the NERAC concerning whether the Project is ready to proceed to the second project phase under subsection (b)(2) NGNP PROJECT PHASES (1) FIRST PHASE.-A first project phase shall be conducted to- (A) select and validate the appropriate technology under subsection (a)(1); (B) carry out enabling research, development, and demonstration activities on technologies and components under

307

Gymnastics in Phase Space  

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As accelerator technology advances, the requirements on accelerator beam quality become increasingly demanding. Facing these new demands, the topic of phase space gymnastics is becoming a new focus of accelerator physics R&D. In a phase space gymnastics, the beam's phase space distribution is manipulated and precision tailored to meet the required beam qualities. On the other hand, all realization of such gymnastics will have to obey accelerator physics principles as well as technological limitations. Recent examples of phase space gymnastics include Emittance exchanges, Phase space exchanges, Emittance partitioning, Seeded FELs and Microbunched beams. The emittance related topics of this list are reviewed in this report. The accelerator physics basis, the optics design principles that provide these phase space manipulations, and the possible applications of these gymnastics, are discussed. This fascinating new field promises to be a powerful tool of the future.

Chao, Alexander Wu; /SLAC

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Expansion-Free Evolving Spheres Must Have Inhomogeneous Energy Density Distributions  

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In a recent paper a systematic study on shearing expansion-free spherically symmetric distributions was presented. As a particular case of such systems, the Skripkin model was mentioned, which corresponds to a nondissipative perfect fluid with a constant energy density. Here we show that such a model is inconsistent with junction conditions. It is shown that in general for any nondissipative fluid distribution, the expansion-free condition requires the energy density to be inhomogeneous. As an example we consider the case of dust, which allows for a complete integration.

L. Herrera; G. Le Denmat; N. O. Santos

2009-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

309

Expansion-free evolving spheres must have inhomogeneous energy density distributions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In a recent paper a systematic study on shearing expansion-free spherically symmetric distributions was presented. As a particular case of such systems, the Skripkin model was mentioned, which corresponds to a nondissipative perfect fluid with a constant energy density. Here we show that such a model is inconsistent with junction conditions. It is shown that in general for any nondissipative fluid distribution, the expansion-free condition requires the energy density to be inhomogeneous. As an example we consider the case of dust, which allows for a complete integration.

Herrera, L. [Escuelade Fisica Facultadde Ciencias, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Le Denmat, G. [LERMA-PVI, Universite Paris 06, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, 3 rue Galilee, Ivry sur Seine 94200 (France); Santos, N. O. [LERMA-PVI, Universite Paris 06, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, 3 rue Galilee, Ivry sur Seine 94200 (France); Laboratorio Nacional de Computacao Cientifica, 25651-070 Petropolis Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

310

The Thermal Expansion, Elastic and Fracture Properties of Porous Cordierite at Elevated Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The properties that determine the thermal shock resistance in materials are reported for porous cordierite, a leading candidate material for the fabrication of diesel particulate filters. Fracture toughness and slow crack growth tests were performed on test specimens obtained from the walls of diesel particulate filter monolithic substrates using the double-torsion test method at temperatures between 20 C and 900 C. The thermal expansion and elastic properties were characterized between 20 C and 1000 C. The role of the microstructure of porous cordierite in determining its unusual thermal expansion and elevated temperature Young's modulus and fracture toughness are discussed.

Shyam, Amit [ORNL; Lara-Curzio, Edgar [ORNL; Pandey, Amit [ORNL; Watkins, Thomas R [ORNL; More, Karren [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

OPEC production: Capital limitations, environmental movements may interfere with expansion plans  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Obtaining capital is a critical element in the production expansion plans of OPEC member countries. Another issue that may impact the plans is the environmental taxes that may reduce the call on OPEC oil by 5 million b/d in 2000 and about 16 million b/d in the year 2010. This concluding part of a two-part series discusses the expansion possibilities of non-Middle East OPEC members, OPEC's capital requirements, and environmental concerns. Non-Middle East OPEC includes Algeria, Gabon, Indonesia, Libya, Nigeria, and Venezuela.

Ismail, I.A.H. (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Vienna (Austria))

1994-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

312

Crystal phase identification  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for determining the crystalline phase and crystalline characteristics of a sample. This invention provides a method and apparatus for unambiguously identifying and determining the crystalline phase and crystalline characteristics of a sample by using an electron beam generator, such as a scanning electron microscope, to obtain a backscattered electron Kikuchi pattern of a sample, and extracting crystallographic and composition data that is matched to database information to provide a quick and automatic method to identify crystalline phases.

Michael, Joseph R. (Albuquerque, NM); Goehner, Raymond P. (Albuquerque, NM); Schlienger, Max E. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Phase Transition - CECM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dec 24, 2003 ... Another example is the order-disorder phases in binary alloy such as brass. The copper and zinc atoms occupy alternate sites in a regular...

314

NGNP PHASE I REVIEW  

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REVIEW NEAC REACTOR TECHNOLOGY SUBCOMMITTEE CURRENT STATUS DECEMBER 9, 2010 EPACT 2005 REQUIREMENTS * FIRST PROJECT PHASE REVIEW-On a determination by the Secretary that the...

315

ARM - Measurement - Cloud phase  

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property that captures the state o f the hydrometeors within a cloud (liquid, ice, or mixed-phase). This is distinct from cloud type that involves property descriptors...

316

Phase Stability II  

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... and Mo-Pu-U are presented with a discussion on phase identification versus ... the formulation of more robust principles of kinetics and path selection.

317

Mechanical stability of the LHC dipole-dipole 50-75K thermal shield interconnect "floating" expansion joint concept  

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The LHC dipole cryostats are equipped with thermal shields carrying super-insulation. A cold helium transfer line equipped with expansion joints is integrated into the shield carrying trays (aluminium profiles supported on three composite feet). The stainless steel (316 L) expansion joints compensate for thermal contraction/expansion of the aluminium panels as well as for their misalignment. Design of the LHC thermal shield interconnect is based on the "floating" expansion joint concept (distance between the supports is of around 5 m). The present paper is dedicated to the analysis of mechanical stability of this large span system working at room and at cryogenic temperatures.

Skoczen, Blazej

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Feasibility study on the modernization and expansion of the Tema Oil Refinery. Executive Summary. Export trade information  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), which was commissioned in 1963, is a simple hydro-skimming plant which processes crude oil into LPG, gasoline, kerosene, gasoil, and fuel oil. It is the only petroleum refinery in Ghana. Over the years some of the equipment in the refinery has deteriorated or become obsolete necessitating major rehabilitation. A study of the refinery expansion project takes into consideration earlier studies and, equally important, recognizes the extensive work done by TOR in rehabilitating the refinery. The program, carried out in phases because of funding limitations, has addressed the critical repairs and replacements in the process units and utilities necessary to prolong the life of the refinery and assure reliability and safe operation. It undertook the task of investigating the feasibility of modernizing and expanding the refinery at Tema, Ghana to meet projected market demands until the year 2005. A process planning study was conducted to select the optimal process and utility configuration which would result in economic benefits to Ghana.

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1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Biology and Phase Transition - CECM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Dec 24, 2003 ... next up previous. Next: Kaufman and percolation Up: Phase Transition Models in Previous: Phase Transition Models in...

320

Superconducting phase qubits  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Experimental progress is reviewed for superconducting phase qubit research at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The phase qubit has a potential advantage of scalability, based on the low impedance of the device and the ability to microfabricate ... Keywords: 03.65.Yz, 03.67.Lx, 85.25.Cp, Decoherence, Quantum computation, Qubits, Superconductivity

John M. Martinis

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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321

UPVG phase 2 report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Utility PhotoVoltaic Group (UPVG), supported by member dues and a grant from the US Department of Energy, has as its mission the acceleration of the use of cost-effective small-scale and emerging large-scale applications of photovoltaics for the benefit of electric utilities and their customers. Formed in October, 1992, with the support of the American Public Power Association, Edison Electric Institute, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the UPVG currently has 90 members from all sectors of the electric utility industry. The UPVG`s efforts as conceived were divided into four phases: Phase 0--program plan; Phase 1--organization and strategy development; Phase 2--creating market assurance; and Phase 3--higher volume purchases. The Phase 0 effort developed the program plan and was completed early in 1993. The Phase 1 goal was to develop the necessary background information and analysis to lead to a decision as to which strategies could be undertaken by utilities to promote greater understanding of PV markets and achieve increased volumes of PV purchases. This report provides the details of the UPVG`s Phase 2 efforts to initiate TEAM-UP, its multiyear, 50-MW hardware initiative.

NONE

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Borel summation of the small time expansion of the heat kernel with a vector potential  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the Borel summability of the small time expansion of the heat kernel associated to a first order perturbation of a Laplacian. An explicit formula for this kernel plays a central role. As a consequence, we get a Poisson formula on the torus.

Thierry Harge

2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

323

Exploring organizational expansion modes and their associated communication system requirements: consolidation and complementation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The expectation of firms following aggressive growth strategies is that firms expanding geographically will acquire extensive economic advantages unavailable to more conservative competitors. Growth-minded firms also believe that by integrating info-communication ... Keywords: Communication system requirements, Complementation, Consolidation, Organizational growth and expansion

J.Michael Tarn; H.Joseph Wen

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Using lexico-semantic information for query expansion in passage retrieval for question answering  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we investigate the use of several types of lexico-semantic information for query expansion in the passage retrieval component of our QA system. We have used four corpus-based methods to acquire semantically related words, and we have used ...

Lonneke van der Plas; Jrg Tiedemann

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Accelerating Atomic Orbital-based Electronic Structure Calculation via Pole Expansion plus Selected Inversion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

can be written as P E ? ? CIm l=1 ? l E C T = ? ? (z l + )Iwritten as P ? (x, x ) ? ?(x)CIm l=1 P = ?(x)Im l=1 ? l ? Cpole expansion (20) as P F ? ? CIm l=1 P = Im l=1 P = Im l=1

Lin, Lin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Expansion and Change on the U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Network 2002  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Expansion and Change on the U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Network 2002 Expansion and Change on the U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Network 2002 EIA Home > Natural Gas > Natural Gas Analysis Publications Expansion and Change on the U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Network 2002 Printer-Friendly Version Expansion and Change on the U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Network - 2002 Text Box: This special report looks at the level of new capacity added to the national natural gas pipeline network in 2002 and the current capability of that network to transport supplies from production areas to U.S. markets. In addition, it examines the amount of additional capacity proposed for development during the next several years and to what degree various proposed projects will improve the deliverability of natural gas to key market areas. Questions or comments on the contents of this article should be directed to James Tobin at james.tobin@eia.doe.gov or (202) 586-4835. james.tobin@eia.doe.gov

327

Capricorn Ridge Expansion (1Q08) Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Capricorn Ridge Expansion (1Q08) Wind Farm Capricorn Ridge Expansion (1Q08) Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Capricorn Ridge Expansion (1Q08) Wind Farm Facility Capricorn Ridge Expansion (1Q08) Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner NextEra Energy Resources Developer NextEra Energy Resources Location TX Coordinates 31.838061°, -100.923965° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":31.838061,"lon":-100.923965,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

328

Scenario construction and reduction applied to stochastic power generation expansion planning  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A challenging aspect of applying stochastic programming in a dynamic setting is to construct a set of discrete scenarios that well represents multivariate stochastic processes for uncertain parameters. Often this is done by generating a scenario tree ... Keywords: Power generation expansion planning, Scenario generation, Scenario reduction, Stochastic programming

Yonghan Feng; Sarah M. Ryan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Expansion of high pressure gas into air - A more realistic blast wave model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we consider a more realistic model of a spherical blast wave of moderate strength. An arbitrary number of terms for the series solution in each of the regions behind the main shock-the expansion region, the nearly uniform region outside ... Keywords: Blast wave, Compressible flow, Explosion, Gas dynamics, Shock wave

Ejanul Haque; Philip Broadbridge; P. L. Sachdev

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Uncertainty quantification using polynomial chaos expansion with points of monomial cubature rules  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper proposes an efficient method for estimating uncertainty propagation and identifying influence factors contributing to uncertainty. In general, the system is dominated by some of the main effects and lower-order interactions due to the sparsity-of-effect ... Keywords: Monomial cubature rules, Polynomial chaos expansion, Sampling points, Uncertainty quantification

D. L. Wei; Z. S. Cui; J. Chen

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Transmission Expansion in Argentina 5: The Regional Electricity Forum of Buenos Aires Province  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

that adhered to the federal scheme 3 used for expansions and developments at 132 kV or lower, including low voltage grids, isolated generation in small towns, rural electrification and small hydroelectric power plants. Some 3893 km of 132 kV transmission...

Littlechild, Stephen C; Ponzano, Eduardo A

332

U.S. Biofuels Baseline and Impact of E-15 Expansion on Biofuel Markets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

May 2012 U.S. Biofuels Baseline and Impact of E-15 Expansion on Biofuel Markets FAPRI-MU Report #02 for agricultural and biofuel markets.1 That baseline assumes current biofuel policy, including provisions credit expired, as scheduled, at the end of 2011. The additional tax credit for cellulosic biofuel

Noble, James S.

333

Use of Multiword Terms and Query Expansion for Interactive Information Retrieval  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Use of Multiword Terms and Query Expansion for Interactive Information Retrieval Fidelia Ibekwe in the INEX 2008 Ad- Hoc Retrieval track. We investigated the effect of multiword terms on retrieval-Hoc tasks: Focused retrieval, Relevant-in-Context and Best-in-Context. 1 Introduction The INEX Ad-Hoc track

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

334

Generation Capacity Expansion in a Risky Environment: A Stochastic Equilibrium Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We cast models of the generation capacity expansion type formally developed for the monopoly regime into equilibrium models better adapted for a competitive environment. We focus on some of the risks faced today by investors in generation capacity and ... Keywords: capacity adequacy, risk functions, stochastic equilibrium models

Andreas Ehrenmann; Yves Smeers

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Optical Fiber Sensors For Monitoring Joint Articulation And Chest Expansion Of A Human Body  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Fiber-optic sensors employing optical fibers of elastomeric material are incorporated in devices adapted to be worn by human beings in joint and chest regions for the purpose of monitoring and measuring the extent of joint articulation and chest expansion especially with respect to time.

Muhs, Jeffrey D. (Lenoir City, TN); Allison, Stephen W. (Knoxville, TN)

1997-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

336

CMB in a box: causal structure and the Fourier-Bessel expansion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper makes two points. First, we show that the line-of-sight solution to cosmic microwave anisotropies in Fourier space, even though formally defined for arbitrarily large wavelengths, leads to position-space solutions which only depend on the sources of anisotropies inside the past light-cone of the observer. This happens order by order in a series expansion in powers of the visibility $\\gamma=e^{-\\mu}$, where $\\mu$ is the optical depth to Thompson scattering. We show that the CMB anisotropies are regulated by spacetime window functions which have support only inside the past light-cone of the point of observation. Second, we show that the Fourier-Bessel expansion of the physical fields (including the temperature and polarization momenta) is an alternative to the usual Fourier basis as a framework to compute the anisotropies. In that expansion, for each multipole $l$ there is a discrete tower of momenta $k_{i,l}$ (not a continuum) which can affect physical observables, with the smallest momenta being $k_{1,l} ~ l$. The Fourier-Bessel modes take into account precisely the information from the sources of anisotropies that propagates from the initial value surface to the point of observation - no more, no less. We also show that the physical observables (the temperature and polarization maps), and hence the angular power spectra, are unaffected by that choice of basis. This implies that the Fourier-Bessel expansion is the optimal scheme with which one can compute CMB anisotropies. (Abridged)

L. Raul Abramo; Paulo H. Reimberg; Henrique S. Xavier

2010-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

337

A Model of Sea Level Rise Caused by Ocean Thermal Expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Warming of the atmosphere as a result of an increased concentration of greenhouse gases is expected to lead to a significant rise is global sea level. We present estimates of the component of this sea level rise caused by thermal expansion of the ...

John A. Church; J. Stuart Godfrey; David R. Jackett; Trevor J. McDougall

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

ARM - Measurement - Hydrometeor phase  

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phase phase ARM Data Discovery Browse Data Comments? We would love to hear from you! Send us a note below or call us at 1-888-ARM-DATA. Send Measurement : Hydrometeor phase Hydrometeor phase such as liquid ice or mixed phase Categories Cloud Properties Instruments The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes. Value-Added Products VISST : Minnis Cloud Products Using Visst Algorithm (Process) VISSTPX04G08V2MINNIS : VISST-derived pixel-level products from satellite GOES8, version 2 VISSTPX04G08V3MINNIS : VISST-derived pixel-level products from satellite GOES8, version 3

339

Dirty, Skewed, and Backwards: The Smectic $A$-$C$ Phase Transition in Aerogel  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the smectic AC transition in anisotropic and uniaxial disordered environments, e.g., aerogel with an external field. We find very strange behavior of translational correlations: the low-temperature, lower-symmetry Smectic C phase is itless translationally ordered than the it high-temperature, higher-symmetry Smectic A phase, with short-ranged and algebraic translational correlations, respectively. Specifically, the A and C phase belong to the quasi-long-ranged translationally ordered " XY Bragg glass '' and short-ranged translationally ordered " m=1 Bragg glass '' phase, respectively. The AC phase transition itself belongs to a new universality class, whose fixed points and exponents we find in a d=5-epsilon expansion.

Leiming Chen; John Toner

2004-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

340

Inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking phases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We investigate inhomogeneous chiral symmetry breaking phases in the phase diagram of the two-flavor Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model, concentrating on phases with one-dimensional modulations. It is found that the first-order transition line in the phase diagram of homogeneous phases gets completely covered by an inhomogeneous phase which is bordered by second-order transition lines. The inhomogeneous phase turns out to be remarkably stable when vector interactions are included.

Buballa, M., E-mail: michael.buballa@physik.tu-darmstadt.de; Carignano, S., E-mail: carignano@crunch.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de [Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Institut fuer Kernphysik (Germany); Nickel, D., E-mail: mdjn@u.washington.edu [University of Washington, Institute for Nuclear Theory (United States)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Faster Phase Estimation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We develop several algorithms for performing quantum phase estimation based on basic measurements and classical post-processing. We present a pedagogical review of quantum phase estimation and simulate the algorithm to numerically determine its scaling in circuit depth and width. We show that the use of purely random measurements requires a number of measurements that is optimal up to constant factors, albeit at the cost of exponential classical post-processing; the method can also be used to improve classical signal processing. We then develop a quantum algorithm for phase estimation that yields an asymptotic improvement in runtime, coming within a factor of log* of the minimum number of measurements required while still requiring only minimal classical post-processing. The corresponding quantum circuit requires asymptotically lower depth and width (number of qubits) than quantum phase estimation.

Krysta M. Svore; Matthew B. Hastings; Michael Freedman

2013-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

342

Medium-Energy Nuclear Data Library (MENDLIB): Phase 1  

SciTech Connect

This document describes an initial step towards the formation of a computerized on-line data library, which would contain published medium-energy experimental data, and which would serve the basic and applied needs of the medium-energy nuclear physics community. The data emphasized in this project will be from measured charged-particle and meson induced nuclear scattering and reactions; an area for which no such data base presently exists. Access to the data will be through a menu-driven program in a user-friendly environment. The project is divided into three phases: Phase 1 involves compilation of Clinton P. Anderson Meson Physics Facility (LAMPF) data from nucleon and pion induced reactions, Phase 2 includes nucleon and pion data from other medium-energy facilities, and Phase 3 includes electron, light-ion, and possibly kaon and anti-nucleon data. The initial goals, the manner in which they would be pursued, and the resources needed to implement Phase 1 (the pilot phase) are discussed in detail. Possible expansion of Phase 1 to attain the envisioned goals of Phase 2 and 3 are briefly outlined. During all stages of the project, input from the community will be sought via the various facility user groups and the American Physical Society Division of Nuclear Physics. It is proposed that the Applied Nuclear Science Group (T-2) of the Los Alamos National Laboratory oversees the development and implementation of this project, and the LAMPF VAX computers be used as the host computers for on-line access.

Siciliano, E.R.; Arthur, E.D.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Structure, thermal expansion and electrical conductivity of Nb-substituted LaCoO{sub 3}  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effect of Nb-substitution in LaCoO{sub 3} has been examined by evaluating the electrical conductivity, thermal expansion and crystal structure of the solid solutions LaCo{sub 1-x}Nb{sub x}O{sub 3} (x=0 to 1/3). It was demonstrated that Nb-substitution in LaCoO{sub 3} was mainly compensated by reduction of Co{sup 3+} to Co{sup 2+}, and that oxidation of Co{sup 2+} could destabilise the solid solution. The ambient crystal structure was shown to transform from rhombohedral R3{sup Macron }c perovskite (x=0) to orthorhombic Pbnm (x=0.15, 0.20) and finally to B-site ordered perovskite P2{sub 1}/n (x=0.25, 1/3) perovskite with increasing Nb-substitution. The thermal expansion of LaCo{sub 1-x}Nb{sub x}O{sub 3} was shown to be strongly depressed with increasing Nb-content, and significantly lower thermal expansion was observed for LaCo{sub 2/3}Nb{sub 1/3}O{sub 3} relative to LaCoO{sub 3}. The electrical conductivity was reduced with increasing Nb-content, and semi-conducting properties was demonstrated for LaCo{sub 1-x}Nb{sub x}O{sub 3} in contrast to the metallic behaviour of pure LaCoO{sub 3} at elevated temperature. The thermal expansion, electrical conductivity and the stability of the materials were discussed with emphasis on Co/Nb ordering, the oxidation state and spin transitions of Co. - Graphical abstract: Substitution of Nb in LaCoO{sub 3} increases the unit cell volume, reduces the symmetry of the unit cell and introduces cation ordering. The chemical substitution leads to suppression of the electronic conductivity and reduces the thermal expansion of the lattice. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Cation ordering and crystal structure is reported for LaCo{sub x}Nb{sub 1-x}O{sub 3}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Substitution of Nb in LaCoO{sub 3} is compensated by reduction of Co{sup 3+} to Co{sup 2+}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermal expansion of LaCoO{sub 3} is reduced by Nb-substitution. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Electrical conductivity of LaCoO{sub 3} is reduced by Nb-substitution.

Oygarden, Vegar; Lein, Hilde L. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim (Norway); Grande, Tor, E-mail: grande@ntnu.no [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim (Norway)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

344

NCNR Expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... to the point where their precision would be limited by statistics if run ... delay between proton and electron arrival versus electron energy reveals two ...

345

First principles calculation of phase diagrams of V-Nb, V-Ta and Nb-Ta alloys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report the solid state phase diagram of V-Nb, V-Ta and Nb-Ta alloys computed by combining the density functional theory total energies with the cluster expansion and Monte Carlo techniques. From the computed phase diagrams, we find that V-Nb and Nb-Ta alloys form continuous series of solid solutions and the solid solution phase is stable down to ambient temperatures, consistent with experiments. The calculated bcc V-Ta phase diagram exhibits complete miscibility. Since the current cluster expansion ignore V{sub 2}Ta phase, the chemical interaction due to relatively large electronegativity difference, which cause the ordering of V{sub 2}Ta phase from the bcc solid solution, appears to manifest by making the solid solution phase remain stable for the complete concentration range, down to ambient temperatures, perhaps with some short-range-order. This work further demonstrates the dominant role of constituent strains in the accurate calculation of phase diagram of alloys of constituents with significant size mismatches.

Ravi, C.; Panigrahi, B. K.; Valsakumar, M. C.; Walle, A. Van de [Materials Physics Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam-603102 (India); Engineering and Applied Science Division, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)

2012-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

346

Additional time-dependent phase in the flavor-conversion formulas  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the framework of intermediate wave-packets for treating flavor oscillations, we quantify the modifications which appear when we assume a strictly peaked momentum distribution and consider the second-order corrections in a power series expansion of the energy. By following a sequence of analytic approximations, we point out that an extra time-dependent phase is merely the residue of second-order corrections. Such phase effects are usually ignored in the relativistic wave-packet treatment, but they do not vanish non-relativistically and can introduce some small modifications to the oscillation pattern even in the ultra-relativistic limit.

Alex E. Bernardini

2006-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

347

For Edison Phase 1 users  

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For Edison Phase 1 users For Edison Phase 1 users You can run jobs in the same way as you did on the phase 1 system, but keep in mind that the number of cores per node is 24...

348

Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determination Proposed Action: Expansion of O'Fallon Creek Substation Yard  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Expansion of O'Fallon Creek Substation Yard Expansion of O'Fallon Creek Substation Yard Description of Proposed Action: The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing to expand the current yard to accommodate an additional bay for a dedicated electrical feed to a future oil pumping station that will be part of the Keystone XL project. Number and Title of Categorical Exclusions Being Applied: 10 CFR 10210410 Subpmi D, Appendix B, B4.11: Construction of electric power substations ... or modification of existing substations and support facilities. Regulatory Requirements for CX Determination: The DOE Guidelines for Compliance with the Regulatory Requirements for the National Environmental Policy Act at 10 CFR 1021AI0(b), require the following determinations be made in order for a proposed action to be categorically

349

FOA aimed at growing expansive database of Renewable Energy and Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

FOA aimed at growing expansive database of Renewable Energy and Energy FOA aimed at growing expansive database of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Incentives and Policies Home > Groups > Utility Rate Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(2002) Super contributor 12 December, 2012 - 11:30 DOE energy efficiency FOA funding opportunity Renewable Energy A new funding opportunity is available to anyone interested in helping develop a public database of federal, state, and local policies and incentives. These resources will be made available through state-of-the-art web and mobile interfaces, on-demand web services, and a downloadable data feed designed to reach a wide variety of stakeholders including energy professionals and end consumers. The Department of Energy is anticipating providing $1.5 million total to one Awardee over a period of up to three years to accomplish the goals of

350

Microsoft Word - CX-SnoKingSubstationExpansionFY12_WEB.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Michael Marleau Michael Marleau Project Manager - TEP-TPP-1 Proposed Action: Sno-King Substation Expansion Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): Appendix B4.11 Electric power substations and interconnection facilities Location: Bothell, Snohomish County, WA Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA is proposing to expand its Sno-King Substation's fenced electrical yard by approximately 0.2 acres to accommodate new equipment. The substation expansion is necessary to make room for the addition of a back-up 500/230-kV power transformer, which BPA can energize in the event of a primary transformer failure. The additional transformer will increase the safety and reliability of the system.

351

A feasibility study of low-order harmonics expansion applied to loading pattern search  

SciTech Connect

Despite significant progress in core loading pattern search methods over years, there still remains the issue of large computing workload and the need for improving the speed of evaluating loading pattern candidates during the search process. This paper focuses on improving the computing speed for loading pattern evaluation, rather than the method of searching for the patterns. A low order harmonics expansion method for flux distribution representation is proposed for fast LP evaluation application. The novel feature of the method is the separation of the short range local perturbation effect from the long range global tilt effect. The latter effect can be captured by low order harmonics expansion. Demonstration examples are presented to show that even for extremely large perturbations induced by fuel shuffling the proposed method can accurately calculate the flux distribution for the LP with very minimal computation. (authors)

Shaohong, Z.; Dong, L.; Tao, W. [Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., 1954 Hua Shan Road, Shanghai, 200030 (China); Chao, Y. A. [Westinghouse Electric Company, P. O. Box 355, Pittsburgh, PA 15230-0355 (United States)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

An Interacting Dark Energy Model for the Expansion History of the Universe  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We explore a model of interacting dark energy where the dark energy density is related by the holographic principle to the Hubble parameter, and the decay of the dark energy into matter occurs at a rate comparable to the current value of the Hubble parameter. We find this gives a good fit to the observational data supporting an accelerating Universe, and the model represents a possible alternative interpretation of the expansion history of the Universe.

Micheal S. Berger; Hamed Shojaei

2006-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

353

Large diffusion expansion of the transition kernel of the Lvy Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper we study the L\\'evy Ornstein- Uhlenbeck equation $\\partial_t X_t=-m\\,X_t+\\eta$. The transition kernel of the L\\'evy Ornstein- Uhlenbeck process is given by a series which is not convergent in general, a large diffusion expansion of the transition kernel of the L\\'evy Ornstein- Uhlenbeck process will be given as well. The obtained series can be re-expressed in terms of generalized Feynman graphs and Feynman rules.

Boubaker Smii

2010-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

354

Pion Electroproduction Amplitude Relations in the 1/N_c Expansion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We derive expressions for pion electroproduction amplitudes in the 1/N_c expansion of QCD, and obtain from them linear relations between the electromagnetic multipole amplitudes that hold at all energies. The leading-order relations in 1/N_c compare favorably with available data (especially away from resonances), but the next-to-leading-order relations tend to provide only small or no improvement.

Lebed, Richard F

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Capricorn Ridge Expansion (2Q08) Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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356

Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in the Western Renewable Energy Zone Initiative  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Western Renewable Energy Zone (WREZ) initiative brings together a diverse set of voices to develop data, tools, and a unique forum for coordinating transmission expansion in the Western Interconnection. In this paper we use a new tool developed in the WREZ initiative to evaluate possible renewable resource selection and transmission expansion decisions. We evaluate these decisions under a number of alternative future scenarios centered on meeting 33percent of the annual load in the Western Interconnection with new renewable resources located within WREZ-identified resource hubs. Our analysis finds that wind energy is the largest source of renewable energy procured to meet the 33percent RE target across nearly all scenarios analyzed (38-65percent). Solar energy is almost always the second largest source (14-41percent). We find several load zones where wind energy is the least cost resource under a wide range of sensitivity scenarios. Load zones in the Southwest, on the other hand, are found to switch between wind and solar, and therefore to vary transmission expansion decisions, depending on uncertainties and policies that affect the relative economics of each renewable option. Further, we find that even with total transmission expenditures of $17-34 billion these costs still represent just 10-19percent of the total delivered cost of renewable energy.

Mills, Andrew D.; Phadke, Amol A.; Wiser, Ryan H.

2010-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

357

ISW effect as probe of features in the expansion history of the Universe  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, using and implementing a new line of sight CMB code, called CMBAns [1], that allow us to modify H(z) for any given feature at any redshift we study the effect of changes in the expansion history of the Universe on the CMB power spectrum. Motivated by the detailed analytical calculations of the effects of the changes in H(z) on ISW plateau and CMB low multipoles, we study two phenomenological parametric form of the expansion history using WMAP data and through MCMC analysis. Our MCMC analysis shows that the standard LCDM cosmological model is consistent with the CMB data allowing the expansion history of the Universe vary around this model at different redshifts. However, our analysis also show that a decaying dark energy model proposed in [2] has in fact a marginally better fit than the standard cosmological constant model to CMB data. Concordance of our studies here with the previous analysis showing that Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) and supernovae data (SN Ia) also prefer mildly this dec...

Das, Santanu; Souradeep, Tarun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

High-expansion foam for LNG vapor mitigation. Topical report, September 1987-December 1989  

SciTech Connect

One of the purposes of these high expansion foam systems is to reduce the extent of the hazardous vapor cloud generated during an accidental LNG release. Should the LNG ignite, these systems serve the additional function of controlling the LNG fire and minimizing its radiation to the surroundings. Foam generators have been installed along the tops of dike walls surrounding some LNG storage tanks, and around other fenced containment areas where LNG may be accidentally released, such as LNG pump pits and pipe rack trenches. To date there are no technically justifiable guidelines for the design and installation of these systems. Furthermore, there are no models that may be used describe the vapor source so as to be able to predict the reduction in the hazardous vapor cloud zone when high expansion foam is applied to an LNG spill. Information is essential not only for the optimal design of high expansion foam systems, but also for comparing the cost effectiveness of alternative LNG vapor mitigation measures.

Atallah, S.; Shah, J.N.; Peterlinz, M.E.

1990-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

CMB in a box: causal structure and the Fourier-Bessel expansion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper makes two points. First, we show that the line-of-sight solution to cosmic microwave anisotropies in Fourier space, even though formally defined for arbitrarily large wavelengths, leads to position-space solutions which only depend on the sources of anisotropies inside the past light-cone of the observer. This happens order by order in a series expansion in powers of the visibility $\\gamma=e^{-\\mu}$, where $\\mu$ is the optical depth to Thompson scattering. We show that the CMB anisotropies are regulated by spacetime window functions which have support only inside the past light-cone of the point of observation. Second, we show that the Fourier-Bessel expansion of the physical fields (including the temperature and polarization momenta) is an alternative to the usual Fourier basis as a framework to compute the anisotropies. In that expansion, for each multipole $l$ there is a discrete tower of momenta $k_{i,l}$ (not a continuum) which can affect physical observables, with the smallest momenta being $...

Abramo, L Raul; Xavier, Henrique S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Effective-range expansion for two coupled channels and properties of bound states  

SciTech Connect

The S matrix and the scattering-amplitude matrix (F matrix) are considered for the case of two coupled elastic-scattering channels differing by the values of the orbital angular momentum (l{sub 1} and l{sub 2} = l{sub 1} + 2). The matrix elements of the S and F matrices in the absence of Coulomb interaction are expressed in terms of the matrix elements of the matrix K{sup -1} inverse to the reaction K matrix. The elements of the K{sup -1} matrix are written in the form of expansions that are generalizations of the single-channel effective-range expansion. If there is a bound state in the system of colliding particles, then an analytic continuation of these expansions to the region of negative energies makes it possible to obtain both the position of the pole corresponding to this bound state and the residues of scattering amplitudes at this pole, the respective vertex constants and asymptotic normalization coefficients being expressed in terms of these residues. By way of example, the developed formalism is applied to describing triplet neutron-proton scattering.

Blokhintsev, L. D., E-mail: blokh@srd.sinp.msu.ru [Moscow State University, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (Russian Federation)

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Another View of Phase Diagrams  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On 2D phase fraction charts these are lines where the fraction equals one. However another type of diagram can be drawn using lines where the phase fraction...

362

Iterative phase estimation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We give an iterative algorithm for phase estimation of a parameter theta, which is within a logarithmic factor of the Heisenberg limit. Unlike other methods, we do not need any entanglement or an extra rotation gate which can perform arbitrary rotations with almost perfect accuracy: only a single copy of the unitary channel and basic measurements are needed. Simulations show that the algorithm is successful. We also look at iterative phase estimation when depolarizing noise is present. It is seen that the algorithm is still successful provided the number of iterative stages is below a certain threshold.

Caleb J O'Loan

2009-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

363

Striped phases from holography  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We discuss new types of second order phase transitions in holography by constructing striped black holes in D=4 with $AdS_{4}$ asymptotics. In the context of $AdS/CFT$, they provide the gravity duals to field theory phases in which translational symmetry is spontaneously broken due to the formation of current density waves. These black holes are associated to three dimensional CFTs at finite temperature and deformed by a uniform chemical potential. We numerically solve a non-linear system of PDEs in order to construct the black hole geometries and extract some of their thermodynamic properties.

Aristomenis Donos

2013-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

364

Linear phase compressive filter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A phase linear filter for soliton suppression is in the form of a laddered series of stages of non-commensurate low pass filters with each low pass filter having a series coupled inductance (L) and a reverse biased, voltage dependent varactor diode, to ground which acts as a variable capacitance (C). L and C values are set to levels which correspond to a linear or conventional phase linear filter. Inductance is mapped directly from that of an equivalent nonlinear transmission line and capacitance is mapped from the linear case using a large signal equivalent of a nonlinear transmission line.

McEwan, Thomas E. (Livermore, CA)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

DELTA PHASE PLUTONIUM ALLOYS  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Delta-phase plutonium alloys were developed suitable for use as reactor fuels. The alloys consist of from 1 to 4 at.% zinc and the balance plutonium. The alloys have good neutronic, corrosion, and fabrication characteristics snd possess good dimensional characteristics throughout an operating temperature range from 300 to 490 deg C.

Cramer, E.M.; Ellinger, F.H.; Land. C.C.

1960-03-22T23:59:59.000Z

366

Examples of Phase Diagrams  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

...The phase diagram of the lead-tin system ( Fig. 31 ) shows the importance of the low-melting eutectic in this system to the success of lead-tin solders. While solders having tin contents between 18.3 to 61.9%

367

Phase Field Simulations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Mar 6, 2013 ... The anisotropic solid-vapor surface energy for a 2D PFC hexagonal crystal is ... Finally, we examine the dynamic case of step-flow growth of a crystal into ... Thermal and Dispersed-Phase Analysis of Nano Fluid Using CFD-A Hybrid ... gas turbine power generation systems because of its high melting point,...

368

DoublingAdding Method for Delta-Four-Stream Spherical Harmonic Expansion Approximation in Radiative Transfer Parameterization  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Though the single-layer solutions have been found for the ?-four-stream spherical harmonic expansion method (SHM) in radiative transfer, there is lack of a corresponding doublingadding method (4SDA), which enables the calculation of radiative ...

Feng Zhang; Jiangnan Li

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Modeling the effects of Refrigerant Charging on Air Conditioner Performance Characteristics For Three Expansion Devices  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

An experimental and analytical study concerned with the off-design refrigerant charging of air conditioners is presented. A series of experiments were conducted to characterize the effects of refrigerant charge and type of expansion device on the system performance (capacity, EER, SEER, etc.) of an air conditioner. All experiments were performed according to the ASHRAE Standard [1983]. The effects of off-design refrigerant charge in the system, type of expansion device (capillary tube, TXV, and short-tube orifice), and outdoor dry-bulb temperature (82 to l00F) on the wet and dry steady state and cyclic tests are addressed in this study. The fully charged condition was established as a base case for all the expansion device systems. A full charge was obtained by charging the unit to the superheat or subcooled condition specified by the manufacturer charging chan. Once the full charge was determined, refrigerant was then added in 5% increments from -20% of full charge to +20% of full charge to cover the full range of charging conditions for a particular expansion device being tested. The investigation of off-design charging indicated that the system performance variables (total capacity, EER, and SEER) of the unit with capillary tube were more sensitive to off-design charging than the systems with TXV and short-tube orifice. From -20% to +20% charging, the capacity and EER showed a strong dependence on the outdoor temperature, but varied little with charge for the TXV and short-tube orifice expansion systems. A -20% charging resulted in a 21% reduction in SEER while a +20% charging produced an 11% reduction in SEER for the unit with capillary tube. For the TXV, SEER dropped 2% and 8% for -20% and +20% refrigerant charging, respectively. The SEER was constant at 9.4 for all the charging condition except for -5% charging where it peaked to 9.9 for the short-tube orifice expansion system. This trend would suggest that the range of sensitivity of a short-tube orifice system is confined within a small refrigerant charge. A new heat exchanger model based on tube-by-tube simulation was developed and integrated into the ORNL heat pump model. The model was capable of simulating the steady state response of a vapor compression air-to-air heat pump and air conditioner commonly used in residential applications. The simulated results were compared with laboratory tests at two outdoor temperatures. It was found that the ORNL model estimates were within an average of 3% of the experimental results from - 10% to +10% charging conditions. The model predicted the system performance up to 8% higher than measured results at +/-20% and +/-15% charging conditions. Among the eight void fraction models studied, the Hughmark model showed the best agreement between superheat and subcooled temperatures, refrigerant flow rate and capacity and the measured results.

Farzad, Mohsen

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Application of wavelet scaling function expansion continuous-energy resonance calculation method to MOX fuel problem  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

More and more MOX fuels are used in all over the world in the past several decades. Compared with UO{sub 2} fuel, it contains some new features. For example, the neutron spectrum is harder and more resonance interference effects within the resonance energy range are introduced because of more resonant nuclides contained in the MOX fuel. In this paper, the wavelets scaling function expansion method is applied to study the resonance behavior of plutonium isotopes within MOX fuel. Wavelets scaling function expansion continuous-energy self-shielding method is developed recently. It has been validated and verified by comparison to Monte Carlo calculations. In this method, the continuous-energy cross-sections are utilized within resonance energy, which means that it's capable to solve problems with serious resonance interference effects without iteration calculations. Therefore, this method adapts to treat the MOX fuel resonance calculation problem natively. Furthermore, plutonium isotopes have fierce oscillations of total cross-section within thermal energy range, especially for {sup 240}Pu and {sup 242}Pu. To take thermal resonance effect of plutonium isotopes into consideration the wavelet scaling function expansion continuous-energy resonance calculation code WAVERESON is enhanced by applying the free gas scattering kernel to obtain the continuous-energy scattering source within thermal energy range (2.1 eV to 4.0 eV) contrasting against the resonance energy range in which the elastic scattering kernel is utilized. Finally, all of the calculation results of WAVERESON are compared with MCNP calculation. (authors)

Yang, W. [Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Inst., Hong Cao road 29, Shanghai (China); Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., Xian Ning west road 28, Xi'an, Shaanxi (China); Wu, H.; Cao, L. [Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong Univ., Xian Ning west road 28, Xi'an, Shaanxi (China)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Site Selection for the Expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 1 Summary and Chapters 1 - 7 May 2006 Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Site Selection for the Expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Document No. DOE/EIS-0385 Responsible Federal Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Petroleum Reserves Location: Potential new SPR storage sites are located in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana; Perry and Claiborne Counties, Mississippi; and Brazoria County, Texas. Existing Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) storage sites that could be expanded are located in Cameron, Calcasieu, and Iberville Parishes, Louisiana; and Jefferson County, Texas. Associated pipelines, marine terminals, and other facilities that might be developed are located in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, St. James, Terrebonne, West Baton

372

Matching the quark model to the 1/N{sub c} expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We compute the coefficients of the effective mass operator of the 1/N{sub c} expansion for negative parity L = 1 excited baryons using the Isgur-Karl model in order to compare the general approach, where the coefficients are obtained by fitting to data, with a specific constituent quark model calculation. We discuss the physics behind the fitted coefficients for the scalar part of the most general two-body quark-quark interaction. We find that both pion exchange and gluon exchange lead to the dominance of the same operator at the level of the effective mass operator, which is also observed from data.

Pirjol, Dan [National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Department of Particle Physics, 077125 Bucharest (Romania); Schat, Carlos [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 (United States) and Departamento de Fisica, FCEyN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Pab.1, (1428) Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2011-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

373

Formation of surface nano-structures by plasma expansion induced by highly charged ions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Slow highly charged ions (HCIs) create surface nano-structures (nano-hillocks) on the quartz surface. The formation of hillocks was only possible by surpassing a potential energy threshold. By using the plasma expansion approach with suitable hydrodynamic equations, the creation mechanism of the nano-hillocks induced by HCIs is explained. Numerical analysis reveal that within the nanoscale created plasma region, the increase of the temperature causes an increase of the self-similar solution validity domain, and consequently the surface nano-hillocks become taller. Furthermore, the presence of the negative (positive) nano-dust particles would lead to increase (decrease) the nano-hillocks height.

Moslem, W. M. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Port Said University, Port Said (Egypt); Centre for Theoretical Physics, The British University in Egypt (BUE), El-Shorouk City, Cairo (Egypt) and International Centre for Advanced Studies in Physical Sciences, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Ruhr University Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany); El-Said, A. S. [Physics Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia); Nuclear and Radiation Physics Laboratory, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, 35516 Mansoura (Egypt) and Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Bautzner Landstr. 128, 01328 Dresden (Germany)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

374

Coulomb divergence of the high-frequency expansion of the dielectric permittivity  

SciTech Connect

Based on accurate results of the linear response theory and the Kramers-Kronig relations, the permittivity {epsilon}({omega}) of the non-relativistic Coulomb system is analyzed at arbitrary thermodynamic parameters in the high-frequency limit {omega}{yields}{infinity}. It is shown that the expansion of the real part of the permittivity Re{epsilon}({omega}) in powers of 1/{omega}{sup 2} is limited to only three terms. Limit constraints on the power-law behavior of the imaginary part of the permittivity Im{epsilon}({omega}) are determined.

Bobrov, V. B.; Mendeleyev, V. Ya.; Skovorod'ko, S. N.; Trigger, S. A. [Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Izhorskaia 13/19, Moscow 125412 (Russian Federation)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

375

Doorway state expansion approach to coupled channels problems and application to heavy ions  

SciTech Connect

The doorway expansion method is extended to coupled channels problems in low energy heavy ion collisions. As a test, it is applied to an exactly soluble model and the convergence problem is discussed. The method is then applied to heavy ion elastic scattering due to the optical potential and to a simple coupled channels problem. In both cases very good convergence is reached with six doorway states. The calculation with a single doorway is shown to be much better than the DWBA. 9 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

Breitschaft, A.M.S.; Canto, L.F.; Schechter, H. (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)); Hussein, M.S. (Universidade de Sao Paulo (Brazil)); Moniz, E.J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States))

1994-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

376

Aspects of excited baryon phenomenology in the 1/N{sub c} expansion of QCD  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report on the application of the 1/N{sub c} expansion of QCD to the description of the properties of non-strange excited baryons belonging to the [70, 1{sup -}]-plet. In particular, we present the results of an improved determination of the corresponding mixing angles obtained by performing a simultaneous fit of masses and strong decay widths. We find {theta}{sub 1} 0.47{+-}0.06 and {theta}{sub 3} = 2.74{+-}0.07. These values are within the range of those determined in previous non-global analyses but have smaller uncertainties.

Gonzalez de Urreta, E. J. [Physics Department, Centro Atomico Constituyentes, CNEA, Argentina, CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Scoccola, Norberto N. [Physics Department, Centro Atomico Constituyentes, CNEA, Argentina, CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Universidad Favaloro, Solis 453, 1078 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2010-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

377

Negative parity baryon decays in the 1/N{sub c} expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The partial decay widths of lowest lying negative parity baryons belonging to the 70-plet of SU(6) are analyzed in the framework of the 1/N{sub c} expansion. The channels considered are those with single pseudoscalar meson emission. The analysis is carried out to sub-leading order in 1/N{sub c} and to first order in SU(3) symmetry breaking. Conclusions about the magnitude of SU(3) breaking effects along with predictions for some unknown or poorly determined partial decay widths of known resonances are obtained.

Jayalath, C. [Department of Physics, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia 23668 (United States); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia 23606 (United States); Department of Physics, Peradeniya University, Peradeniya 20400 (Sri Lanka); Goity, J. L. [Department of Physics, Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia 23668 (United States); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia 23606 (United States); Gonzalez de Urreta, E. [Department of Theoretical Physics, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, 1429 Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Scoccola, N. N. [Department of Theoretical Physics, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, 1429 Buenos Aires (Argentina); CONICET, Rivadavia 1917, 1033 Buenos Aires (Argentina); Universidad Favaloro, Solis 453, 1078 Buenos Aires (Argentina)

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Control of Vapor Dispersion and Pool Fire of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) with Expansion Foam  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is flammable when it forms a 5 15 percent volumetric concentration mixture with air at atmospheric conditions. When the LNG vapor comes in contact with an ignition source, it may result in fire and/or explosion. Because of flammable characteristics and dense gas behaviors, expansion foam has been recommended as one of the safety provisions for mitigating accidental LNG releases. However, the effectiveness of foam in achieving this objective has not been sufficiently reported in outdoor field tests. Thus, this research focused on experimental determination of the effect of expansion foam application on LNG vapor dispersion and pool fire. Specifically, for evaluating the use of foam to control the vapor hazard from spilled LNG, this study aimed to obtain key parameters, such as the temperature changes of methane and foam and the extent reduction of vapor concentration. This study also focused on identifying the effectiveness of foam and thermal exclusion zone by investigating temperature changes of foam and fire, profiles of radiant heat flux, and fire height changes by foam. Additionally, a schematic model of LNG-foam system for theoretical modeling and better understanding of underlying mechanism of foam was developed. Results showed that expansion foam was effective in increasing the buoyancy of LNG vapor by raising the temperature of the vapor permeated through the foam layer and ultimately decreasing the methane concentrations in the downwind direction. It was also found that expansion foam has positive effects on reducing fire height and radiant heat fluxes by decreasing fire heat feedback to the LNG pool, thus resulting in reduction in the safe separation distance. Through the extensive data analysis, several key parameters, such as minimum effective foam depth and mass evaporation rate of LNG with foam, were identified. However, caution must be taken to ensure that foam application can result in initial adverse effects on vapor and fire control. Finally, based on these findings, several recommendations were made for improving foam delivery methods which can be used for controlling the hazard of spilled LNG.

Yun, Geun Woong

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

DETERMINATION OF THE COEFFICIENT OF LINEAR THERMAL EXPANSION OF METALS AT T C  

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A dial gage dilatometer was used to determine the thermal expansion of 18/8/l and 18/13/1 stainless steels and of cast uranium. The measurements were made under a vacuum of 2 x 10/sup -3/ mm Hg. Both types of steel showed linear expansion over the temperature range 20 to 900 deg C, the coefficients of expansion obtained being 1.88 plus or minus 0.03 x 10/sup -5/ and 1.87 plus or minus 0.03 x 10/sup -5 deg /C/sup -1/, respectively. Values of 1.64 to 1.70 plus or minus 0.05, 2.20 plus or minus 0.05. and 1.70 plus or minus 0.05 x 10/sup -5 deg /C/sup -1/ were obtained for the coefficients of expansion of cast uranium in the alpha , BETA , and gamma forms. The alpha BETA and BETA - - gamma transformations gave rise a changes in length of 0.7 and 0.4%. (auth) l6223 The conditions in a die during hot pressing are considered in delail and from this consideration the propenties of an ideal die material are specified. Possible die materials for hot pressing uranium are discussed and compared with this ideal specification. Experimental work on cemented carbides compatible with uranium is recommended. (auth) l6224 Stresses likely to arise in the fuel elements of the fast fission reactor due to its design and operation have been calculated using simple elastic theory. The effects of some of these stresses are briefly considered, and recommendations are made as to ways in which some of the more dangerous stresses may be eliminated or reduced. (auth) l6225 The principles of arc melting and casting are described and various types of furnace compared. On the basis of experiments with a small laboratory furnace a large ingot casting furnace has been designed. It has been shown that when using an argon atmosphere there are no fundamental difficulties to be overcome. With a non-consumable upper electrode it has not yet heen possible to maintain a stable arc below 0.2 mm pressure, and it is recommended that the ingot casting furnace should be operated in an argon atmosphere until this problem hss been solved. (auth)

Makin, S.M.; Hunter, P.

1953-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Controlled temperature expansion in oxygen production by molten alkali metal salts  

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A continuous process is set forth for the production of oxygen from an oxygen containing gas stream, such as air, by contacting a feed gas stream with a molten solution of an oxygen acceptor to oxidize the acceptor and cyclically regenerating the oxidized acceptor by releasing oxygen from the acceptor wherein the oxygen-depleted gas stream from the contact zone is treated sequentially to temperature reduction by heat exchange against the feed stream so as to condense out entrained oxygen acceptor for recycle to the process, combustion of the gas stream with fuel to elevate its temperature and expansion of the combusted high temperature gas stream in a turbine to recover power.

Erickson, Donald C. (Annapolis)

1985-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Isotropic Thermal Expansivity and Anisotropic Compressibility of ReB2  

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We experimentally investigated some of the mechanical properties of ReB{sub 2} under high temperature/pressure (T/P) conditions. High-T experiments (up to 600 C at 1 atm) were carried out in a high-T oven attached to a conventional X-ray diffractometer whereas high-P experiments (up to about 42 GPa at 25 C) were conducted in a diamond-anvil cell using synchrotron X-ray radiation. High-T data suggest a highly isotopic thermal expansivity whereas high-P data suggest a highly anisotropic compressibility for ReB{sub 2}.

X Liu; W Liu; Q He; L Deng; H Wang; D He; B Li

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

382

Negative parity baryon decays in the 1/N{sub c} expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The partial decay widths of lowest lying negative parity baryons belonging to the 70-plet of SU(6)are analyzed in the framework of the 1/N{sub c} expansion. The channels considered are those with single pseudoscalar meson emission. The analysis is carried out to sub-leading order in 1/Nc and to first order in SU(3) symmetry breaking. Conclusions about the magnitude of SU(3) breaking effects along with predictions for some unknown or poorly determined partial decay widths of known resonances are given.

Chandana Jayalath,Jose Goity,Emiliano Gonzalez de Urreta,Norberto Scoccola

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Method of preloading superconducting coils by using materials with different thermal expansion coefficients  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention provides a high magnetic field coil. The invention provides a preloaded compressive force to the coil maintain the integrity of the coil. The compressive force is obtained by reinforcing the coil with two materials of different thermal expansion rates and then heating the coil to 700 C to obtain the desired compression. The embodiment of the invention uses Nb[sub 3]Sn as the conducting wire, since Nb[sub 3]Sn must be heated to 700 C to cause a reaction which makes Nb[sub 3]Sn superconducting.

Heim, J.R.

1993-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

384

Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in the Western Renewable Energy Zone Initiative  

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Colorado: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. http://Colorado: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/SR-550-Finn, J. 2009. Western Renewable Energy Zones, Phase 1: QRA

Mills, Andrew

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in the Western Renewable Energy Zone Initiative  

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Colorado: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/SR-Decisions in the Western Renewable Energy Zone Initiative.Finn, J. 2009. Western Renewable Energy Zones, Phase 1: QRA

Mills, Andrew D

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Phases of a two-dimensional large-N gauge theory on a torus  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We consider two-dimensional large N gauge theory with D adjoint scalars on a torus, which is obtained from a D+2-dimensional pure Yang-Mills theory on T{sup D+2} with D small radii. The two-dimensional model has various phases characterized by the holonomy of the gauge field around noncontractible cycles of the 2-torus. We determine the phase boundaries and derive the order of the phase transitions using a method developed in an earlier work (hep-th/0910.4526), which is nonperturbative in the 't Hooft coupling and uses a 1/D expansion. We embed our phase diagram in the more extensive phase structure of the D+2-dimensional Yang-Mills theory and match with the picture of a cascade of phase transitions found earlier in lattice calculations. We also propose a dual gravity system based on a Scherk-Schwarz compactification of a D2 brane wrapped on a 3-torus and find a phase structure which is similar to the phase diagram found in the gauge theory calculation.

Mandal, Gautam [Department of Theoretical Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 400 005 (India); Morita, Takeshi [Crete Center for Theoretical Physics Department of Physics University of Crete, 71003 Heraklion (Greece)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

387

NETL: Carbon Storage - Regional Partnership Validation Phase (Phase II)  

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Validation Phase (Phase II) Projects Validation Phase (Phase II) Projects The Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships' (RCSP) Validation Phase focuses on validating the most promising regional opportunities to deploy CCS technologies by building upon the accomplishments of the Characterization Phase. Two different CO2 storage approaches are being pursued in this phase: geologic and terrestrial carbon storage. The Validation Phase includes 20 geologic and 11 terrestrial CO2 storage projects. Efforts are being conducted to: Validate and refine current reservoir simulations for CO2 storage projects. Collect physical data to confirm CO2 storage potential and injectivity estimates. Demonstrate the effectiveness of monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) technologies. Develop guidelines for well completion, operations, and abandonment.

388

Thermal expansion and decomposition of jarosite: a high-temperature neutron diffraction study  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The structure of deuterated jarosite, KFe{sub 3}(SO{sub 4}){sub 2}(OD){sub 6}, was investigated using time-of-flight neutron diffraction up to its dehydroxylation temperature. Rietveld analysis reveals that with increasing temperature, its c dimension expands at a rate {approx}10 times greater than that for a. This anisotropy of thermal expansion is due to rapid increase in the thickness of the (001) sheet of [Fe(O,OH){sub 6}] octahedra and [SO{sub 4}] tetrahedra with increasing temperature. Fitting of the measured cell volumes yields a coefficient of thermal expansion, a = a{sub 0} + a{sub 1} T, where a{sub 0} = 1.01 x 10{sup -4} K{sup -1} and a{sub 1} = -1.15 x 10{sup -7} K{sup -2}. On heating, the hydrogen bonds, O1{hor_ellipsis}D-O3, through which the (001) octahedral-tetrahedral sheets are held together, become weakened, as reflected by an increase in the D{hor_ellipsis}O1 distance and a concomitant decrease in the O3-D distance with increasing temperature. On further heating to 575 K, jarosite starts to decompose into nanocrystalline yavapaiite and hematite (as well as water vapor), a direct result of the breaking of the hydrogen bonds that hold the jarosite structure together.

Xu, Hongwu [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Zhao, Yusheng [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Vogel, Sven C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hickmott, Donald D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Daemen, Luke L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hartl, Monika A [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

A simple and efficient evolution operator for time-dependent Hamiltonians: the Taylor expansion  

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No compact expression of the evolution operator is known when the Hamiltonian operator is time dependent, like when Hamiltonian operators describe, in a semiclassical limit, the interaction of a molecule with an electric field. It is well known that Magnus [N. Magnus, Commun. Pure Appl. Math. 7, 649 (1954)] has derived a formal expression where the evolution operator is expressed as an exponential of an operator defined as a series. In spite of its formal simplicity, it turns out to be difficult to use at high orders. For numerical purposes, approximate methods such as 'Runge-Kutta' or 'split operator' are often used usually, however, to a small order (<5), so that only small time steps, about one-tenth or one-hundredth of the field cycle, are acceptable. Moreover, concerning the latter method, split operator, it is only very efficient when a diagonal representation of the kinetic energy operator is known. The Taylor expansion of the evolution operator or the wave function about the initial time provides an alternative approach, which is very simple to implement and, unlike split operator, without restrictions on the Hamiltonian. In addition, relatively large time steps (up to the field cycle) can be used. A two-level model and a propagation of a Gaussian wave packet in a harmonic potential illustrate the efficiency of the Taylor expansion. Finally, the calculation of the time-averaged absorbed energy in fluoroproprene provides a realistic application of our method.

Lauvergnat, David; Blasco, Sophie; Chapuisat, Xavier; Nauts, Andre [Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Universite Paris-Sud, CNRS, UMR8000, Batiment 490, Orsay F-91405 (France); Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Universite Paris-Sud, CNRS, UMR8000, Batiment 490, Orsay F-91405 (France); Unite PAMO (Departement de Physique), Universite Catholique de Louvain, 2 Chemin du Cyclotron, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

2007-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

390

Variable order spherical harmonic expansion scheme for the radiative transport equation using finite elements  

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Highlights: {yields} We developed a variable order global basis scheme to solve light transport in 3D. {yields} Based on finite elements, the method can be applied to a wide class of geometries. {yields} It is computationally cheap when compared to the fixed order scheme. {yields} Comparisons with local basis method and other models demonstrate its accuracy. {yields} Addresses problems encountered n modeling of light transport in human brain. - Abstract: We propose the P{sub N} approximation based on a finite element framework for solving the radiative transport equation with optical tomography as the primary application area. The key idea is to employ a variable order spherical harmonic expansion for angular discretization based on the proximity to the source and the local scattering coefficient. The proposed scheme is shown to be computationally efficient compared to employing homogeneously high orders of expansion everywhere in the domain. In addition the numerical method is shown to accurately describe the void regions encountered in the forward modeling of real-life specimens such as infant brains. The accuracy of the method is demonstrated over three model problems where the P{sub N} approximation is compared against Monte Carlo simulations and other state-of-the-art methods.

Surya Mohan, P., E-mail: sprerapa@cs.ucl.ac.uk [Department of Computer Science, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Tarvainen, Tanja, E-mail: tanja.tarvainen@uef.fi [Department of Computer Science, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 1627, 70211 Kuopio (Finland); Schweiger, Martin, E-mail: martins@medphys.ucl.ac.uk [Department of Computer Science, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Pulkkinen, Aki, E-mail: pulkkine@sten.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca [Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 1627, 70211 Kuopio (Finland); Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, M4N 3M5 (Canada); Arridge, Simon R., E-mail: S.Arridge@cs.ucl.ac.uk [Department of Computer Science, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)

2011-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

391

The flip-over effect in self-similar laser-induced plasma expansion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a rigorous study of a dynamical model for a nonsymmetric expansion of laser-induced plasma plumes into the vacuum. The model is used in the laser film deposition technique and for remote chemical analysis in the so-called laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. It defines a particular class of solutions of the hydrodynamics equations when the (plasma) mass density, pressure, and temperature as functions of position have level surfaces that are ellipsoids. The time evolution of ellipsoid semiaxes is determined by the dynamical model. In this model we investigate the flip-over effect: A pancakelike shape of the plasma plume turns into a cigarlike shape and vice versa in due course of its expansion. The effect has been observed in experiments as well as in numerical simulations. In many practical cases, axially symmetric plasma plumes with the adiabatic constant of (5/3) (ideal gas) are used. For this case we prove that the flip-over effect occurs exactly once in the above dynamical model. This rigorous result agrees with the earlier experimental and numerical evidence and, hence, validates a wide applicability of the model.

Baxter, Nathan P.; Shabanov, Sergei V. [Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 (United States)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

392

Uncorrelated Measurements of the Cosmic Expansion History and Dark Energy from Supernovae  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a method for measuring the cosmic expansion history H(z) in uncorrelated redshift bins, and apply it to current and simulated type Ia supernova data assuming spatial flatness. If the matter density parameter Omega_m can be accurately measured from other data, then the dark energy density history X(z)=rho_X(z)/rho_X(0) can trivially be derived from this expansion history H(z). In contrast to customary ``black box'' parameter fitting, our method is transparent and easy to interpret: the measurement of H(z)^{-1} in a redshift bin is simply a linear combination of the measured comoving distances for supernovae in that bin, making it obvious how systematic errors propagate from input to output. We find the Riess et al. (2004) ``gold'' sample to be consistent with the ``vanilla'' concordance model where the dark energy is a cosmological constant. We compare two mission concepts for the NASA/DOE Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM), the Joint Efficient Dark-energy Investigation (JEDI), and the Supernova Accelaration Probe (SNAP), using simulated data including the effect of weak lensing (based on numerical simulations) and a systematic bias from K-corrections. Estimating H(z) in seven uncorrelated redshift bins, we find that both provide dramatic improvements over current data: JEDI can measure H(z) to about 10% accuracy and SNAP to 30-40% accuracy.

Yun Wang; Max Tegmark

2005-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

393

Jar Decoding: Non-Asymptotic Converse Coding Theorems, Taylor-Type Expansion, and Optimality  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recently, a new decoding rule called jar decoding was proposed; under jar decoding, a non-asymptotic achievable tradeoff between the coding rate and word error probability was also established for any discrete input memoryless channel with discrete or continuous output (DIMC). Along the path of non-asymptotic analysis, in this paper, it is further shown that jar decoding is actually optimal up to the second order coding performance by establishing new non-asymptotic converse coding theorems, and determining the Taylor expansion of the (best) coding rate $R_n (\\epsilon)$ of finite block length for any block length $n$ and word error probability $\\epsilon$ up to the second order. Finally, based on the Taylor-type expansion and the new converses, two approximation formulas for $R_n (\\epsilon)$ (dubbed "SO" and "NEP") are provided; they are further evaluated and compared against some of the best bounds known so far, as well as the normal approximation of $R_n (\\epsilon)$ revisited recently in the literature. It t...

Yang, En-Hui

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Automated Phase Design and Timing Adjustment for Signal Phase Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper we describe the design processes of human traffic engineers and the development of an automated system that solves the problem of timing adjustment in signal phase sequence design. i>Signal phase sequencing refers to the sequence of ... Keywords: automated design, case-based reasoning, signal phase design, traffic management

L. Wang; C. C. Hayes; R. R. Penner

2001-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Phase transitions in the early and the present Universe  

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The evolution of the Universe is the ultimate laboratory to study fundamental physics across energy scales that span about 25 orders of magnitude: from the grand unification scale through particle and nuclear physics scales down to the scale of atomic physics. The standard models of cosmology and particle physics provide the basic understanding of the early and present Universe and predict a series of phase transitions that occurred in succession during the expansion and cooling history of the Universe. We survey these phase transitions, highlighting the equilibrium and non-equilibrium effects as well as their observational and cosmological consequences. We discuss the current theoretical and experimental programs to study phase transitions in QCD and nuclear matter in accelerators along with the new results on novel states of matter as well as on multi- fragmentation in nuclear matter. A critical assessment of similarities and differences between the conditions in the early universe and those in ultra- relativistic heavy ion collisions is presented. Cosmological observations and accelerator experiments are converging towards an unprecedented understanding of the early and present Universe.

D. Boyanovsky; H. J. de Vega; D. J. Schwarz

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Phase 2 safety analysis report: National Synchrotron Light Source  

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The Phase II program was established in order to provide additional space for experiments, and also staging and equipment storage areas. It also provides additional office space and new types of advanced instrumentation for users. This document will deal with the new safety issues resulting from this extensive expansion program, and should be used as a supplement to BNL Report No. 51584 ''National Synchrotron Light Source Safety Analysis Report,'' July 1982 (hereafter referred to as the Phase I SAR). The initial NSLS facility is described in the Phase I SAR. It comprises two electron storage rings, an injection system common to both, experimental beam lines and equipment, and office and support areas, all of which are housed in a 74,000 sq. ft. building. The X-ray Ring provides for 28 primary beam ports and the VUV Ring, 16. Each port is capable of division into 2 or 3 separate beam lines. All ports receive their synchrotron light from conventional bending magnet sources, the magnets being part of the storage ring lattice. 4 refs.

Stefan, P. (ed.)

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Phase 1 -- 2  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2 2 Revised 8/7/02 " "Sample Statement of Work - Standard Service Offerings for Contractor-Identified Project" "Task #","Task Title","Work Scope","Deliverable","Agency Requirements" " " "Phase Two - Initial Project Development" "2-1","DO RFP Development - Direct Support","Based upon interviews Agency/site staff and consultation support, FEMP Services will prepare DO RFP for Agency/site. FEMP Services will provide onsite or telecon review of draft DO RFP with agency staff. FEMP Services will prepare 2nd draft DO RFP based on telecon and written agency review comments and recommendations. ","Draft DO RFP Document. On-site review of draft DO RFP.

398

Holographic striped phases  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We discuss new types of instabilities of D=4 electrically charged AdS-Reissner-Nordstr\\"om black branes that involve neutral pseudo-scalars. The instabilities spontaneously break translational invariance and are associated with the dual three-dimensional CFTs, at finite temperature and fixed chemical potential with respect to a global abelian symmetry, acquiring striped phases. We show that such instabilities are present for the infinite class of skew-whiffed $AdS_4\\times SE_7$ solutions of D=11 supergravity, albeit at a lower temperature than the known superfluid instabilities.

Aristomenis Donos; Jerome P. Gauntlett

2011-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

399

Phase 1 --2  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

2 2 Rev 4-01-05 " "Statement of Work - Standard Service Offerings for Contractor-Identified Project at (insert project site)" "Task #","Task Title","Work Scope","Deliverable","Agency Requirements" " " "Phase Two - Initial Project Development" "2-1","DO RFP Development - Direct Support","Based upon interviews Agency/site staff and consultation support, FEMP Services will prepare DO RFP for Agency/site. FEMP Services will provide onsite or telecon review of draft DO RFP with agency staff. FEMP Services will prepare 2nd draft DO RFP based on telecon and written agency review comments and recommendations. ","Draft DO RFP Document. On-site review of draft DO RFP.

400

Composition and Phases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 3   Characteristics of phase constituents in aluminum-rich aluminum alloys...25% Ni Branched polyhedra Al 3 Ti Tetragonal, I4/mmm a = 3.848 c = 8.596 36.5??37.5% Ti 25% Ti Platelets AlSb Cubic, F43m a = 6.096 81.9% Sb 50% Sb Compact particles Al 6 V Hexagonal, P6 3 /mmc a = 7.718 c = 17.15 23.8% V 14.3% V Dispersed particles Al 11 V Cubic, Im3 a = 14.586 15.1??15.9% V 8.3% V...

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Experiment 7: Heat Phase Changes  

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Experiment 7: Heat Phase Changes Matter has 4 phases or states: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. This lab looks at the phase transitions from solid to liquid to gas. 1. Obtain the following materials: 600mL beaker of ice, thermometer, hot plate, timer. 2. Add a very small amount of water to the ice so

Peterson, Blake R.

402

Property:Project Phase | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Phase Phase Jump to: navigation, search Property Name Project Phase Property Type Text This is a property of type String. Pages using the property "Project Phase" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) M MHK Projects/40MW Lewis project + Phase 2 + MHK Projects/ADM 3 + Phase ? + MHK Projects/ADM 4 + Phase ? + MHK Projects/ADM 5 + Phase 2 + MHK Projects/AW Energy EMEC + Phase 3 + MHK Projects/AWS II + Phase 1 + MHK Projects/Admirality Inlet Tidal Energy Project + Phase 1 + MHK Projects/Agucadoura + Phase 3 + MHK Projects/Alaska 1 + Phase 0 + MHK Projects/Alaska 13 + Phase ? + MHK Projects/Alaska 17 + Phase 0 + MHK Projects/Alaska 18 + Phase 0 + MHK Projects/Alaska 24 + Phase 0 + MHK Projects/Alaska 25 + Phase 0 + MHK Projects/Alaska 28 + Phase 0 +

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Accuracy of truncated Leiden and Berlin virial expansions for pure gases and sealing joints between silicon carbide and stainless steel  

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Pure gases such as methane, carbon dioxide and steam were used to make comparisons between Leiden and Berlin virial expansions for the calculation of the compressibility factor, fugacity coefficient and enthalpy residual. Results show that the Leiden expansion is better than the Berlin expansion with truncation after the second virial coefficient for both expansions, and also with truncation after the third virial coefficient for both expansions. Also, joining techniques to join silicon carbide to steel were studied. Brazing is the technique more used, and several active filler metals such as Ag-Cu-In-Ti, Ag-Cu-Ti, plus carbon fibers Ag-Cu-Hf and Niobium were used. This review shows that the strength of the joint is affected by the amount of active filler metal in the alloy, heating element and atmosphere, composition and surface of SiC, thickness of the joint, and time. In general, brazing temperature is limited by the melting point of the filler metals, which is generally below 1000 ?C. An alternative to overcome this problem in brazing is using a functionally graded material (FGM) that is formed with the native elements. This FGM has one end of almost 100% stainless steel, which is joined using very well known processes of joining metals. The other end of the FGM, which is almost 100% SiC, is joined using a reaction-forming method that produces an interlayer of SiC plus Si and supports temperatures as high as 1350 ?C.

Santana Rodriguez, Gabriel Enrique

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

APEX user`s guide - (Argonne production, expansion, and exchange model for electrical systems), version 3.0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes operating procedures and background documentation for the Argonne Production, Expansion, and Exchange Model for Electrical Systems (APEX). This modeling system was developed to provide the U.S. Department of Energy, Division of Fossil Energy, Office of Coal and Electricity with in-house capabilities for addressing policy options that affect electrical utilities. To meet this objective, Argonne National Laboratory developed a menu-driven programming package that enables the user to develop and conduct simulations of production costs, system reliability, spot market network flows, and optimal system capacity expansion. The APEX system consists of three basic simulation components, supported by various databases and data management software. The components include (1) the investigation of Costs and Reliability in Utility Systems (ICARUS) model, (2) the Spot Market Network (SMN) model, and (3) the Production and Capacity Expansion (PACE) model. The ICARUS model provides generating-unit-level production-cost and reliability simulations with explicit recognition of planned and unplanned outages. The SMN model addresses optimal network flows with recognition of marginal costs, wheeling charges, and transmission constraints. The PACE model determines long-term (e.g., longer than 10 years) capacity expansion schedules on the basis of candidate expansion technologies and load growth estimates. In addition, the Automated Data Assembly Package (ADAP) and case management features simplify user-input requirements. The ADAP, ICARUS, and SMN modules are described in detail. The PACE module is expected to be addressed in a future publication.

VanKuiken, J.C.; Veselka, T.D.; Guziel, K.A.; Blodgett, D.W.; Hamilton, S.; Kavicky, J.A.; Koritarov, V.S.; North, M.J.; Novickas, A.A.; Paprockas, K.R. [and others

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Phase 1 -- 4  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4" 4" "Statement of Work - Optional Service Offerings for Contractor-Identified Project" "Task #","Task Title","Work Scope","Deliverable","Agency Requirements" " " "Phase Two - Initial Project Development" "Replace Std Task# 2-1","DO RFP Development - On Site Consultation","FEMP Services will provide technical consultation resources at the Agency's site to assist in the integration of the site's requirements into the DO RFP template.","Oral Comments","Agency staff will draft DO RFP. Provide copies to FEMP Services staff for review." "Phase Three - Negotiations and Award" "Replace Std Task# 3-4","Final Proposal Review - Direct Support","FEMP Services will provide direct technical resources to review final proposal. Review will include assessment of ESPC-unique data such as markups, performance period expenses, and financing interest rates. FEMP Services will assure that price schedules have been filled out correctly. ESCO specified equipment will be evaluated for its appropriateness and installation expense (labor and material). FEMP Services will coordinate and assemble agency and FEMP Services questions and issues for Agency CO to be presented to ESCO for discussions and negotiations. ","Telecon Advice and Written comments and recommendations","Agency will provide FEMP Services staff copies of final proposal with emphasis on selected equipment compatibility with agency performance requirements. Agency shall ensure applicable acquisition team members review final proposal. Agency will generate site questions or issues prior to scheduled telecons with FEMP Services staff. Agency will review questions and issues for ESCO discussions. Agency CO will submit questions and issues to ESCO."

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The Role of Demand Resources In Regional Transmission Expansion Planning and Reliable Operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Investigating the role of demand resources in regional transmission planning has provided mixed results. On one hand there are only a few projects where demand response has been used as an explicit alternative to transmission enhancement. On the other hand there is a fair amount of demand response in the form of energy efficiency, peak reduction, emergency load shedding, and (recently) demand providing ancillary services. All of this demand response reduces the need for transmission enhancements. Demand response capability is typically (but not always) factored into transmission planning as a reduction in the load which must be served. In that sense demand response is utilized as an alternative to transmission expansion. Much more demand response is used (involuntarily) as load shedding under extreme conditions to prevent cascading blackouts. The amount of additional transmission and generation that would be required to provide the current level of reliability if load shedding were not available is difficult to imagine and would be impractical to build. In a very real sense demand response solutions are equitably treated in every region - when proposed, demand response projects are evaluated against existing reliability and economic criteria. The regional councils, RTOs, and ISOs identify needs. Others propose transmission, generation, or responsive load based solutions. Few demand response projects get included in transmission enhancement plans because few are proposed. But this is only part of the story. Several factors are responsible for the current very low use of demand response as a transmission enhancement alternative. First, while the generation, transmission, and load business sectors each deal with essentially the same amount of electric power, generation and transmission companies are explicitly in the electric power business but electricity is not the primary business focus of most loads. This changes the institutional focus of each sector. Second, market and reliability rules have, understandably, been written around the capabilities and limitations of generators, the historic reliability resources. Responsive load limitations and capabilities are often not accommodated in markets or reliability criteria. Third, because of the institutional structure, demand response alternatives are treated as temporary solutions that can delay but not replace transmission enhancement. Financing has to be based on a three to five year project life as opposed to the twenty to fifty year life of transmission facilities. More can be done to integrate demand response options into transmission expansion planning. Given the societal benefits it may be appropriate for independent transmission planning organizations to take a more proactive role in drawing demand response alternatives into the resource mix. Existing demand response programs provide a technical basis to build from. Regulatory and market obstacles will have to be overcome if demand response alternatives are to be routinely considered in transmission expansion planning.

Kirby, Brendan J [ORNL

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Electron-beam induced electric-hydraulic expansion in a silica-shelled gallium microball-nanotube structure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Heteroshape-heteroscale structure of silica-shelled Ga microball-nanotube was fabricated. Under in situ electron-beam irradiation, an abnormally large and fast expansion of Ga was observed. Failed by a sole routine heating effect of electron-beam, the expansion was explained by an electric-hydraulic expansion effect taking into account a huge inner pressure induced by the repelling Coulomb force of positively charged Ga ions on the Ga microball surface. The ions were accumulated due to knocking-out of Ga electrons under irradiation and shielding effect of a silica shell which prevents the charge balance restoration. A circuit model is proposed to calculate the accumulation of Ga ions.

Gao, Y. H.; Sun, M.; Su, J. [Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO), School of Physics, College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), LuoyuRoad 1037, Wuhan 430074 (China); Zhi, C. Y.; Golberg, D.; Bando, Y. [International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan); Duan, X. F. [Institute of Physics, Beijing National Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)

2011-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

408

Microsoft Word - CX-TucannonRiverExpansion-PPA2425_WeB.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

, 2012 , 2012 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEPR-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Johny Luiz Electrical Engineer - TEP-CSB-1 Proposed Action: Tucannon River Substation Expansion Project PP&A Project No.: 2,425 Categorical Exclusions Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.6, Additions and modifications to transmission facilities; and, B4.11, Electric power substations and interconnection facilities Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Location: Columbia County, Washington, T10N R41E Sec 8 and 17 Description of the Proposed Action: The energized yard at the existing Tucannon River Substation would be expanded to the east approximately 90 feet, and to the north approximately 100 feet to accommodate two new shunt capacitor banks and associated electrical equipment,

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Models for Relativistic Coulomb Sum Rules:Expansions in Moments of the Nuclear Momentum Density  

SciTech Connect

Relativistic Coulomb sum rules for quasielastic electron scattering from nuclei are developed using a class of relativistic models for the nuclear ground-state momentum distribution. Approximate sum rules at constant 3- or 4-momentum transfer are expressed as expansions in moments of the momentum distribution. New sum-rule functions are derived which, even for very large values of energy and momentum where relativistic effects become dominant, approach simple asymptotic values; in doing so they approximately retain the flavor of the nonrelativistic Coulomb sum rule which approaches Z. Specific ways of achieving an optimum separation of effects relating to the electromagnetic response of a single nucleon and of a many-body system of structureless particles are discussed, including a study of sensitivities to alternative parameterizations of GEn. Comparisons of results using different momentum distributions for the case of 16O are presented.

Donnelly, T. W.; Kronenberg, E. L.; van Orden, J. W.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

Controlled temperature expansion in oxygen production by molten alkali metal salts  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A continuous process is set forth for the production of oxygen from an oxygen containing gas stream, such as air, by contacting a feed gas stream with a molten solution of an oxygen acceptor to oxidize the acceptor and cyclically regenerating the oxidized acceptor by releasing oxygen from the acceptor wherein the oxygen-depleted gas stream from the contact zone is treated sequentially to temperature reduction by heat exchange against the feed stream so as to condense out entrained oxygen acceptor for recycle to the process, combustion of the gas stream with fuel to elevate its temperature and expansion of the combusted high temperature gas stream in a turbine to recover power. 1 fig.

Erickson, D.C.

1985-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

411

Virus Capsid Expansion Driven By the Capture of Mobile Surface Loops  

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The capsids of tailed-DNA bacteriophages first assemble as procapsids, which mature by converting into a new form that is strong enough to contain a densely packed viral chromosome. We demonstrate that the intersubunit crosslinking that occurs during maturation of HK97 capsids actually promotes the structural transformation. Small-angle X-ray scattering and crosslinking assays reveal that a shift in the crosslink pattern accompanies conversion of a semimature particle, Expansion Intermediate-I/II, to a more mature state, Balloon. This transition occurs in a switch-like fashion. We find that crosslink formation shifts the global conformational balance to favor the balloon state. A pseudoatomic model of EI-I/II derived from cryo-EM provides insight into the relationship between crosslink formation and conformational switching.

Lee, K.K.; Gan, L.; Tsuruta, H.; Moyer, C.; Conway, J.F.; Duda, R.L.; Hendrix, R.W.; Steven, A.C.; Johnson, J.E.

2009-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

412

Cosmic expansion and growth histories in Galileon scalar-tensor models of dark energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study models of late-time cosmic acceleration in terms of scalar-tensor theories generalized to include a certain class of non-linear derivative interaction of the scalar field. The non-linear effect suppress the scalar-mediated force at short distances to pass solar-system tests of gravity. It is found that the expansion history until today is almost indistinguishable from that of the $\\Lambda$CDM model or some (phantom) dark energy models, but the fate of the universe depends clearly on the model parameter. The growth index of matter density perturbations is computed to show that its past asymptotic value is given by 9/16, while the value today is as small as 0.4.

Kobayashi, Tsutomu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Cosmic expansion and growth histories in Galileon scalar-tensor models of dark energy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study models of late-time cosmic acceleration in terms of scalar-tensor theories generalized to include a certain class of non-linear derivative interaction of the scalar field. The non-linear effect suppress the scalar-mediated force at short distances to pass solar-system tests of gravity. It is found that the expansion history until today is almost indistinguishable from that of the $\\Lambda$CDM model or some (phantom) dark energy models, but the fate of the universe depends clearly on the model parameter. The growth index of matter density perturbations is computed to show that its past asymptotic value is given by 9/16, while the value today is as small as 0.4.

Tsutomu Kobayashi

2010-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

414

Dynamical 3-Space: Supernovae and the Hubble Expansion - Older Universe and End of Dark Energy  

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We apply the new dynamics of 3-space to cosmology by deriving a Hubble expansion solution. This dynamics involves two constants; G and alpha - the fine structure constant. This solution gives an excellent parameter-free fit to the recent supernova and gamma-ray burst data without the need for `dark energy' or `dark matter'. The data and theory together imply an older age for the universe of some 14.7Gyrs. Various problems such as fine tuning, the event horizon problem etc are now resolved. A brief review discusses the origin of the 3-space dynamics and how that dynamics explained the bore hole anomaly, spiral galaxy flat rotation speeds, the masses of black holes in spherical galaxies, gravitational light bending and lensing, all without invoking `dark matter' or `dark energy'. These developments imply that a new understanding of the universe is now available.

Reginald T Cahill

2007-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

415

Expansion of Bound-State Energies in Powers of m/M  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We describe a new approach to computing energy levels of a non-relativistic bound-state of two constituents with masses M and m, by a systematic expansion in powers of m/M. After discussing the method, we demonstrate its potential with an example of the radiative recoil corrections to the Lamb shift and hyperfine splitting relevant for the hydrogen, muonic hydrogen, and muonium. A discrepancy between two previous calculations of O({alpha}(Z{alpha}){sup 5} m{sup 2}/M) radiative recoil corrections to the Lamb shift is resolved and several new terms of O({alpha}(Z{alpha}){sup 5} m{sup 4}/M{sup 3}) and higher are obtained.

Melnikov, Kirill

2001-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

416

Parameterized Post-Newtonian Expansion of Scalar-Vector-Tensor Theory of Gravity  

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We investigate the weak-field, post-Newtonian expansion to the solution of the field equations in scalar-vector-tensor theory of gravity. In the calculation we restrict ourselves to the first post Newtonian. The parameterized post Newtonian (PPN) parameters are determined by expanding the modified field equations in the metric perturbation. Then, we compare the solution to the PPN formalism in first PN approximation proposed by Will and Nordtvedt and read of the coefficients (the PPN parameters) of post Newtonian potentials of the theory. We find that the values of {gamma}{sub PPN} and {beta}{sub PPN} are the same as in General Relativity but the coupling functions {beta}{sub 1}, {beta}{sub 2}, and {beta}{sub 3} are the effect of the preferred frame.

Arianto [Indonesia Center for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (ICTMP), Theoretical Physics Laboratory, THEPI Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung 40132 (Indonesia); Department of Physics, Udayana University, Jl. Kampus Bukit Jimbaran Kuta-Bali 80361 (Indonesia); Zen, Freddy P.; Gunara, Bobby E.; Hartanto, Andreas [Indonesia Center for Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (ICTMP), Theoretical Physics Laboratory, THEPI Research Group, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Jl. Ganesha 10 Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

2010-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

417

Shock creation and particle acceleration driven by plasma expansion into a rarefied medium  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The expansion of a dense plasma through a more rarefied ionized medium is a phenomenon of interest in various physics environments ranging from astrophysics to high energy density laser-matter laboratory experiments. Here this situation is modeled via a one-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation; a jump in the plasma density of a factor of 100 is introduced in the middle of an otherwise equally dense electron-proton plasma with an uniform proton and electron temperature of 10 eV and 1 keV, respectively. The diffusion of the dense plasma, through the rarefied one, triggers the onset of different nonlinear phenomena such as a strong ion-acoustic shock wave and a rarefaction wave. Secondary structures are detected, some of which are driven by a drift instability of the rarefaction wave. Efficient proton acceleration occurs ahead of the shock, bringing the maximum proton velocity up to 60 times the initial ion thermal speed.

Sarri, G.; Kourakis, I.; Borghesi, M. [Centre for Plasma Physics, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN (United Kingdom); Dieckmann, M. E. [VITA ITN, Linkoping University, 60174 Norrkoping (Sweden)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

418

Three dimensional massive scalar field theory and the derivative expansion of the renormalization group  

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We show that non-perturbative fixed points of the exact renormalization group, their perturbations and corresponding massive field theories can all be determined directly in the continuum -- without using bare actions or any tuning procedure. As an example, we estimate the universal couplings of the non-perturbative three-dimensional one-component massive scalar field theory in the Ising model universality class, by using a derivative expansion (and no other approximation). These are compared to the recent results from other methods. At order derivative-squared approximation, the four-point coupling at zero momentum is better determined by other methods, but factoring this out appropriately, all our other results are in very close agreement with the most powerful of these methods. In addition we provide for the first time, estimates of the n-point couplings at zero momentum, with n=12,14, and the order momentum-squared parts with n=2 ... 10.

Tim R. Morris

1996-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

419

Site geotechnical considerations for expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to one billion barrels  

SciTech Connect

Eight Gulf Coast salt domes have emerged as candidate sites for possible expansion of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to one billion barrels. Two existing SPR sites, Big Hill, TX, and Weeks Island, LA, are among the eight that are being considered. To achieve the billion barrel capacity, some 25 new leached caverns would be constructed, and would probably be established in two separate sites in Louisiana and Texas because of distribution requirements. Geotechnical factors involved in siting studies have centered first and foremost on cavern integrity and environmental acceptability, once logistical suitability is realized. Other factors have involved subsidence and flooding potential, loss of coastal marshlands, seismicity, brine injection well utility, and co-use by multiple operators. 5 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

Neal, J.T. (Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Whittington, D.W. (USDOE Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project Management Office, New Orleans, LA (United States)); Magorian, T.R. (Magorian (Thomas R.), Amherst, NY (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Phase equilibrium studies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A phase equilibrium model has been developed for the SRC-I process, as well as the other coal liquefaction processes. It is applicable to both vapor/liquid and liquid/liquid equilibria; it also provides an approximate but adequate description of aqueous mixtures where the volatile electrolyte components dissociate to form ionic species. This report completes the description of the model presented in an earlier report (Mathias and Stein, 1983a). Comparisons of the model to previously published data on coal-fluid mixtures are presented. Further, a preliminary analysis of new data on SRC-I coal fluids is presented. Finally, the current capabilities and deficiencies of the model are discussed. 25 references, 17 figures, 30 tables.

Mathias, P.M.; Stein, F.P.

1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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How Fluids Bend: the Elastic Expansion for Higher-Dimensional Black Holes  

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Hydrodynamics can be consistently formulated on surfaces of arbitrary co-dimension in a background space-time, providing the effective theory describing long-wavelength perturbations of black branes. When the co-dimension is non-zero, the system acquires fluid-elastic properties and constitutes what is called a fluid brane. Applying an effective action approach, the most general form of the free energy quadratic in the extrinsic curvature and extrinsic twist potential of stationary fluid brane configurations is constructed to second order in a derivative expansion. This construction generalizes the Helfrich-Canham bending energy for fluid membranes studied in theoretical biology to the case in which the fluid is rotating. It is found that stationary fluid brane configurations are characterized by a set of 3 elastic response coefficients, 3 hydrodynamic response coefficients and 1 spin response coefficient for co-dimension greater than one. Moreover, the elastic degrees of freedom present in the system are coupled to the hydrodynamic degrees of freedom. For co-dimension-1 surfaces we find a 8 independent parameter family of stationary fluid branes. It is further shown that elastic and spin corrections to (non)-extremal brane effective actions can be accounted for by a multipole expansion of the stress-energy tensor, therefore establishing a relation between the different formalisms of Carter, Capovilla-Guven and Vasilic-Vojinovic and between gravity and the effective description of stationary fluid branes. Finally, it is shown that the Young modulus found in the literature for black branes falls into the class predicted by this approach - a relation which is then used to make a proposal for the second order effective action of stationary blackfolds and to find the corrected horizon angular velocity of thin black rings.

Jay Armas

2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

422

White food-type sorghum in direct-expansion extrusion applications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Whole sorghum kernels were directly processed into whole grain snacks with acceptable texture. Extrudates made from whole sorghum had a harder gritty texture than those made from decorticated materials. Extrusion of whole sorghum provides significant savings in processing: there are no dry matter losses; no equipment or energy is required for decortication or milling; the extruder consumes less power and processes more material per time unit. In addition, the extruder utilized is a simple adiabiatic, friction extruder of relatively low cost. Grinding whole sorghum and removing fines did not improve product expansion during extrusion but altered the gritty pieces in the extrudates. The best products were obtained when whole sorghum (ground or un-ground) was extruded at 14% moisture. The whole sorghum extrudates had larger bubbles with thick cell walls, which made extrudates more crunchy. Decortication of sorghum improved extrusion performance and products by allowing adequate formation and retention of air cells. Decortication to remove 20% of the original sorghum weight was enough to produce extrudates with characteristics comparable to those made from commercial yellow corn meal. Sorghum milled fractions with composition and particle size distribution similar to corn meal produced extrudates with higher expansion, lower bulk density and similar texture. In addition, sorghum extrudates were rated equal to corn meal extrudates by a taste panel for appearance, flavor, texture and overall characteristics. Extrudates made from polished rice were less expanded and whiter than extrudates made from sorghum. When processed under similar conditions, sorghum extrusion required more energy than corn meal extrusion. However, whole sorghum extrusion required less energy than corn meal extrusion. Unground sorghum samples (decorticated or non-decorticated) produced harder extrudates compared to those made from ground raw material. White sorghum is a feasible option for snack extrusion because of its versatility, product characteristics, cost and processing properties.

Acosta Sanchez, David

2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Expansion of the Hadley Cell under Global Warming: Winter versus Summer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A scaling relationship is introduced to explain the seasonality in the outer boundary of the Hadley cell in both climatology and trend in the simulations of phase 3 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP3). In the climatological state, ...

Sarah M. Kang; Jian Lu

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Chemical expansion of La0.8Sr0.2Fe0.7Ga0.3O3-Olivier Valentina  

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1/26 Chemical expansion of La0.8Sr0.2Fe0.7Ga0.3O3- Olivier Valentina , Francis Millotb , ?ric: This paper deals with the chemical expansion measurements and modelling of La0.8Sr0.2Fe0.7Ga0.3O3 for lanthanum ferrite oxides, chemical expansion depends linearly on the Fe4+ concentration rather than

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

425

Nanoalloy composition-temperature phase diagram for catalyst design: Case study of Ag-Au  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

By coupling a cluster expansion with density functional theory (DFT) calculations, we determine the configurational thermodynamics (site preferences and occupations) for alloyed nanoparticles (NPs) as functions of composition (c) and temperature (T), exemplified using a 55-atom Ag-Au truncated cuboctahedron NP. The c-T phase diagram for site occupations gives detailed design information for alloyed NP, especially the thermodynamically stable active sites for catalysis and how they change with stoichiometry and processing temperature. Generally, Ag prefers core and Au prefers shell, agreeing with our universal core-shell preference assessed from DFT impurity segregation energies but with interesting multishell configurations having specific active sites.

Wang, Lin-Lin; Tan, Teck L.; Johnson, Duane D.

2012-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

426

Digitally controlled distributed phase shifter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A digitally controlled distributed phase shifter is comprised of N phase shifters. Digital control is achieved by using N binary length-weighted electrodes located on the top surface of a waveguide. A control terminal is attached to each electrode thereby allowing the application of a control signal. The control signal is either one of two discrete bias voltages. The application of the discrete bias voltages change the modal index of a portion of the waveguide that corresponds to a length of the electrode to which the bias voltage is applied, thereby causing the phase to change through the underlying portion of the waveguide. The digitally controlled distributed phase shift network has a total phase shift comprised of the sum of the individual phase shifters.

Hietala, V.M.; Kravitz, S.H.; Vawter, G.A.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

427

Digitally controlled distributed phase shifter  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A digitally controlled distributed phase shifter is comprised of N phase shifters. Digital control is achieved by using N binary length-weighted electrodes located on the top surface of a waveguide. A control terminal is attached to each electrode thereby allowing the application of a control signal. The control signal is either one or two discrete bias voltages. The application of the discrete bias voltages changes the modal index of a portion of the waveguide that corresponds to a length of the electrode to which the bias voltage is applied, thereby causing the phase to change through the underlying portion of the waveguide. The digitally controlled distributed phase shift network has a total phase shift comprised of the sum of the individual phase shifters.

Hietala, V.M.; Kravitz, S.H.; Vawter, G.A.

1993-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

428

Phase structure of soliton molecules  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Temporal optical soliton molecules were recently demonstrated; they potentially allow further increase of data rates in optical telecommunication. Their binding mechanism relies on the internal phases, but these have not been experimentally accessible so far. Conventional frequency-resolved optical gating techniques are not suited for measurement of their phase profile: Their algorithms fail to converge due to zeros both in their temporal and their spectral profile. We show that the VAMPIRE (very advanced method of phase and intensity retrieval of E-fields) method performs reliably. With VAMPIRE the phase profile of soliton molecules has been measured, and further insight into the mechanism is obtained.

Hause, A.; Hartwig, H.; Seifert, B.; Stolz, H.; Boehm, M.; Mitschke, F. [Universitaet Rostock, Institut fuer Physik, Rostock (Germany)

2007-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

429

'Multi-Phase' Steel Microstructures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Application of Conical Beam X-Ray Tomography to Multi-Phase Materials ... Digital Construction and Characterization of Reticulated Porous Microstructures...

430

Phase Transformation and Microstructural Evolution  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Jul 31, 2012 ... Yunzhi Wang, Ohio State University. Scope, Phase transformation is still one of the most effective and efficient means to produce desired...

431

Kinetics/Phase Transformations: Visualizations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

VISUALS: Animation and video of solidification of solid crystals from a liquid ... JOM article including phase field and level set model animations, 0, 710, Cathy...

432

Method for aqueous phase reactions  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for converting liquid organic material in a mixture into a product utilizing a catalyst in the form of a plurality of porous particles wherein each particle is a support having nickel metal catalytic phase or reduced nickel deposited thereon in a first dispersed phase and an additional metal deposited onto the support in a second dispersed phase. The additional metal is effective in retarding or reducing agglomeration or sintering of the nickel metal catalytic phase without substantially affecting the catalytic activity, thereby increasing the life time of the catalyst.

Elliott, Douglas C. (Richland, WA); Hart, Todd R. (Kennewick, WA)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

The thermal expansion coefficient as a key design parameter for thermoelectric materials and its relationship to processing-dependent bloating  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) is a key design parameter for thermoelectric (TE) materials, especially in energy harvesting applications since stresses generated by CTE mismatch, thermal gradients, and thermal transients scale with the CTE of the TE material. For the PbTe PbS-based TE material (Pb 0.95 Sn 0.05 Te) 0.92(PbS) 0.08 0.055 % PbI 2 over the temperature ranges of 293 543 and 293 773 K, a CTE, alpha avg , of 21.4 0.3 x 10-6 K-1 was measured using (1) dilatometry and (2) high-temperature X-ray diffraction (HT-XRD) for powder and bulk specimens. The CTE values measured via dilatometry and HT-XRD are similar to the literature values for other Pb-based chalcogenides. However, the processing technique was found to impact the thermal expansion such that bloating (which leads to a hysteresis in thermal expansion) occurred for hot pressed billets heated to temperatures [603 K while specimens fabricated by pulsed electric current sintering and as-cast specimens did not show a bloating-modified thermal expansion even for temperatures up to 663 K. The relationship of bloating to the processing techniques is discussed, along with a pos- sible mechanism for inhibiting bloating in powder processed specimens.

Ni, Jennifer E. [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Case, Eldon D [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Schmidt, Robert [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Wu, Chun-I [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Hogan, Timothy [Michigan State University, East Lansing; Trejo, Rosa M [ORNL; Kirkham, Melanie J [ORNL; Lara-Curzio, Edgar [ORNL; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G. [Northwestern University, Evanston

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Canal Wave Oscillations from the I-84 Bridge Expansion in Boise, Idaho William Rahmeyer, Ph.D., P.E.*  

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Canal Wave Oscillations from the I-84 Bridge Expansion in Boise, Idaho By William Rahmeyer, Ph-84 Bridge crossing of the New York Canal in Boise, Idaho have increased the number of bridge columns oscillations. #12;Rahmeyer, Clegg, Barfuss 2 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND As part of the Idaho Transportation

Rahmeyer, William J.

435

Gas conditioning and processing. Volume II. Absorption and fractionation; pumping, compression and expansion; refrigeration; hydrate inhibition, dehydration and process control  

SciTech Connect

Volume II of a two volume publication is presented in which aspects of conditioning and/or processing of natural gas for sale are examined. Chapters are included on absorption and fractionation, compression and expansion of fluids, refrigeration systems, liquefaction processes, water-hydrocarbon system behavior, dehydration and sweetening, adsorption processing, sulfur recovery, process control, and cost estimation. (JRD)

Campbell, J.M.

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Abstract--Transmission expansion in fast growing economies imposes severe challenges to electricity markets, given the need  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and persistent increases in the per capita energy consumption bring about high electricity load growth rates of uncertainty in load growth and generation expansion, coupled to the arrival of distributed renewable energy, and problems currently faced by different stakeholders. Renewable energy projects have experienced

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

437

From paralyzing myths to expansive action: building computer-supported knowledge work into the curriculum from below  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Technology-driven CSCL solutions are often difficult to integrate into the instructional practices of a school community. We report on an intervention study in a middle school where the entire teaching staff engaged in a year-long effort to change their ... Keywords: computer-supported knowledge work, expansive learning, school change

Yrj Engestrm; Ritva Engestrm; Arja Suntio

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Bibliography on Phase Change Materials in Construction ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Cell Using Light Wallboards Coupling Vacuum Isolation Panels and Phase ... of Phase Change Materials in Concrete," Solar Energy Materials and ...

2013-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

439

Atomic Phase Conjugation From a Bose Condensate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... phase conjugation is rapidly destroyed by incoherent ... sponta- neous emission rapidly destroy phase conjugation ... DF Walls, and BC Sanders, Phys. ...

2010-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Phasing Out the Phase Problem in Interfacial Crystallography  

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BESSRC/XOR BESSRC/XOR Phasing Out the Phase Problem in Interfacial Crystallography Photo of Paul Fenter (left) and Zhan Zhang at the mineral-fluid interface spectrometer at 12-ID-D (BESSRC/XOR). Paul Fenter (left) and Zhan Zhang at the mineral-fluid interface spectrometer at 12-ID-D (BESSRC/XOR). Since the advent of dedicated synchrotron radiation facilities, the applications of x-ray diffraction and scattering for structure determination have expanded to include a broad range of materials, from proteins and interfaces to nanoparticles. However, the well-known "phase problem" of crystallography limits these applications. The phase problem arises because the complete description of a structure requires a complex structure factor having both a magnitude and a phase. The measured x-ray

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Predicting Pattern Tooling and Casting Dimensions for Investment Casting, Phase III  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Efforts during Phase III focused mainly on the shell-alloy systems. A high melting point alloy, 17-4PH stainless steel, was considered. The experimental part of the program was conducted at ORNL and commercial foundries, where wax patterns were injected, molds were invested, and alloys were poured. Shell molds made of fused-silica and alumino-silicates were considered. A literature review was conducted on thermophysical and thermomechanical properties alumino-silicates. Material property data, which were not available from material suppliers, was obtained. For all the properties of 17-4PH stainless steel, the experimental data available in the literature did not cover the entire temperature range necessary for process simulation. Thus, some material properties were evaluated using ProCAST, based on CompuTherm database. A comparison between the predicted material property data and measured property data was made. It was found that most material properties were accurately predicted only over several temperature ranges. No experimental data for plastic modulus were found. Thus, several assumptions were made and ProCAST recommendations were followed in order to obtain a complete set of mechanical property data at high temperatures. Thermal expansion measurements for the 17-4PH alloy were conducted during heating and cooling. As a function of temperature, the thermal expansion for both the alloy and shell mold materials showed different evolution on heating and cooling. Numerical simulations were performed using ProCAST for the investment casting of 17-4PH stainless steel parts in fused silica molds using the thermal expansion obtained on heating and another one with thermal expansion obtained on cooling. Since the fused silica shells had the lowest thermal expansion properties in the industry, the dewaxing phase, including the coupling between wax-shell systems, was neglected. The shell mold was considered to be a pure elastic material. The alloy dimensions were obtained from numerical simulations. For 17-4PH stainless steel parts, the alloy shrinkage factors were over-predicted, as compared with experimental data. Additional R&D focus was placed on obtaining material property data for filled waxes, waxes that are common in the industry. For the first time in the investment casting industry, the thermo-mechanical properties of unfilled and filled waxes were measured. Test specimens of three waxes were injected at commercial foundries. Rheometry measurement of filled waxes was conducted at ORNL. The analysis of the rheometry data to obtain viscoelastic properties was not completed due to the reduction in the budget of the project (approximately 50% funds were received).

Sabau, Adrian S [ORNL

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Exploration of Resource and Transmission Expansion Decisions in the Western Renewable Energy Zone Initiative  

SciTech Connect

Building transmission to reach renewable energy (RE) goals requires coordination among renewable developers, utilities and transmission owners, resource and transmission planners, state and federal regulators, and environmental organizations. The Western Renewable Energy Zone (WREZ) initiative brings together a diverse set of voices to develop data, tools, and a unique forum for coordinating transmission expansion in the Western Interconnection. In this report we use a new tool developed in the WREZ initiative to evaluate possible renewable resource selection and transmission expansion decisions. We evaluate these decisions under a number of alternative future scenarios centered on meeting 33% of the annual load in the Western Interconnection with new renewable resources located within WREZ-identified resource hubs. Of the renewable resources in WREZ resource hubs, and under the assumptions described in this report, our analysis finds that wind energy is the largest source of renewable energy procured to meet the 33% RE target across nearly all scenarios analyzed (38-65%). Solar energy is almost always the second largest source (14-41%). Solar exceeds wind by a small margin only when solar thermal energy is assumed to experience cost reductions relative to all other technologies. Biomass, geothermal, and hydropower are found to represent a smaller portion of the selected resources, largely due to the limited resource quantity of these resources identified within the WREZ-identified hubs (16-23% combined). We find several load zones where wind energy is the least cost resource under a wide range of sensitivity scenarios. Load zones in the Southwest, on the other hand, are found to switch between wind and solar, and therefore to vary transmission expansion decisions, depending on uncertainties and policies that affect the relative economics of each renewable option. Uncertainties and policies that impact bus-bar costs are the most important to evaluate carefully, but factors that impact transmission costs and the relative market value of each renewable option can also be important. Under scenarios in which each load zone must meet 33% of its load with delivered renewable energy from the WREZ-identified resource hubs, the total transmission investment required to meet the 33% west-wide RE target is estimated at between $22 billion and $34 billion. Although a few of the new transmission lines are very long - over 800 miles - most are relatively short, with average transmission distances ranging from 230-315 miles, depending on the scenario. Needed transmission expenditure are found to decline to $17 billion if wide use of renewable energy credits is allowed; consideration of renewable resources outside of WREZ-identified hubs would further reduce this transmission cost estimate. Even with total transmission expenditures of $17-34 billion, however, these costs still represent just 10-19% of the total delivered cost of renewable energy.

Mills, Andrew; Phadke, Amol; Wiser, Ryan

2010-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

443

Theory and tests of two-phase turbines  

SciTech Connect

Two-phase turbines open the possibility of new types of power cycles operating with extremely wet mixtures of steam and water, organic fluids, or immiscible liquids and gases. Possible applications are geothermal power, waste-heat recovery, refrigerant expansion, solar conversion, transportation turbine engines, and engine bottoming cycles. A theoretical model for two-phase impulse turbines was developed. Apparatus was constructed for testing one- and two-stage turbines (using speed decrease from stage to stage). Turbines were tested with water-and-nitrogen mixtures and Refrigerant 22. Nozzle efficiencies were 0.78 (measured) and 0.72 (theoretical) for water-and-nitrogen mixtures at a water/nitrogen mixture ratio of 68, by mass; and 0.89 (measured) and 0.84 (theoretical) for Refrigerant 22 expanding from 0.02 quality to 0.28 quality. Blade efficiencies (shaft power before windage and bearing loss divided by nozzle jet power) were 0.63 (measured) and 0.71 (theoretical) for water-and-nitrogen mixtures and 0.62 (measured) and 0.63 (theoretical) for Refrigerant 22 with a single-stage turbine, and 0.70 (measured) and 0.85 (theoretical) for water-and-nitrogen mixtures with a two-stage turbine.

Elliot, D.G.

1982-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

444

Higgs mechanism near the 5d bulk phase transition  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a non-perturbative model of Gauge-Higgs Unification. We consider a five-dimensional pure SU(2) gauge theory with orbifold boundary conditions along the fifth dimension, such that the symmetry is reduced to U(1) at the fixed points of the orbifold action. The spectrum on the four-dimensional boundary hyperplanes includes, apart from the U(1) gauge boson, also a complex scalar, interpreted as a simplified version of the Standard Model Higgs field. The gauge theory is defined on a Euclidean lattice which is anisotropic in the extra dimension. Using the boundary Wilson Loop and the observable that represents the scalar and in the context of an expansion in fluctuations around a Mean-Field background, we show that a) near the bulk phase transition the model tends to reduce dimensionally to a four-dimensional gauge-scalar theory, b) the boundary U(1) gauge symmetry breaks spontaneously due to the broken translational invariance along the fifth dimension, c) it is possible to construct renormalized trajectories on the phase diagram along which the Higgs mass is constant as the lattice spacing is varied, d) by taking a continuum limit in the regime where the anisotropy parameter is small, it is possible to predict the existence of a Z' state with a mass around 1 TeV.

Nikos Irges; Francesco Knechtli; Kyoko Yoneyama

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

445

Two-phase flow studies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The two-phase flow program is directed at understanding the hydrodynamics of two-phase flows. The two-phase flow regime is characterized by a series of flow patterns that are designated as bubble, slug, churn, and annular flow. Churn flow has received very little scientific attention. This lack of attention cannot be justified because calculations predict that the churn flow pattern will exist over a substantial portion of the two-phase flow zone in producing geothermal wells. The University of Houston is experimentally investigating the dynamics of churn flow and is measuring the holdup over the full range of flow space for which churn flow exists. These experiments are being conducted in an air/water vertical two-phase flow loop. Brown University has constructed and is operating a unique two-phase flow research facility specifically designed to address flow problems of relevance to the geothermal industry. An important feature of the facility is that it is dedicated to two-phase flow of a single substance (including evaporation and condensation) as opposed to the case of a two-component two-phase flow. This facility can be operated with horizontal or vertical test sections of constant diameter or with step changes in diameter to simulate a geothermal well profile.

Hanold, R.J.

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Three phase downhole separator process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Three Phase Downhole Separator Process (TPDSP) is a process which results in the separation of all three phases, (1) oil, (2) gas, and (3) water, at the downhole location in the well bore, water disposal injection downhole, and oil and gas production uphole.

Cognata, Louis John (Baytown, TX)

2008-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

447

High-Order Terms in the Asymptotic Expansions of the Steady-State Voltage Potentials in the Presence of Conductivity Inhomogeneities of Small Diameter  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We derive high-order terms in the asymptotic expansions of the steady-state voltage potentials in the presence of a finite number of diametrically small inhomogeneities with conductivities different from the background conductivity. Our derivation is rigorous, and based on layer potential techniques. The asymptotic expansions in this paper are valid for inhomogeneities with Lipschitz boundaries and those with extreme conductivities.

Habib Ammari; Hyeonbae Kang

2001-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

448

Phase-sensitive flow cytometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This report describes phase-sensitive flow cytometer (FCM) which provides additional FCM capability to use the fluorescence lifetime of one or more fluorochromes bound to single cells to provide additional information regarding the cells. The resulting fluorescence emission can be resolved into individual fluorescence signals if two fluorochromes are present or can be converted directly to a decay lifetime from a single fluorochrome. The excitation light for the fluorochromes is modulated to produce an amplitude modulated fluorescence pulse as the fluorochrome is excited in the FCM. The modulation signal also forms a reference signal that is phase-shifted a selected amount for subsequent mixing with the output modulated fluorescence intensity signal in phase-sensitive detection circuitry. The output from the phase-sensitive circuitry is then an individual resolved fluorochrome signal or a single fluorochrome decay lifetime, depending on the applied phase shifts.

Steinkamp, J.A.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

449

Phase stable rf transport system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention is comprised of an RF transport system which delivers a phase-stable RF signal to a load, such as an RF cavity of a charged particle accelerator. A circuit generates a calibration signal at an odd multiple frequency of the RF signal where the calibration signal is superimposed with the RF signal on a common cable that connects the RF signal with the load. Signal isolating diplexers are located at both the RF signal source end and load end of the common cable to enable the calibration to be inserted and extracted from the cable signals without any affect on the RF signal. Any phase shift in the calibration signal during traverse of the common cable is then functionally related to the phase shift in the RF signal. The calibration phase shift is used to control a phase shifter for the RF signal to maintain a stable RF signal at the load.

Curtin, M.T.; Natter, E.F.; Denney, P.M.

1991-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

450

Phase stable RF transport system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An RF transport system delivers a phase-stable RF signal to a load, such as an RF cavity of a charged particle accelerator. A circuit generates a calibration signal at an odd multiple frequency of the RF signal where the calibration signal is superimposed with the RF signal on a common cable that connects the RF signal with the load. Signal isolating diplexers are located at both the RF signal source end and load end of the common cable to enable the calibration to be inserted and extracted from the cable signals without any affect on the RF signal. Any phase shift in the calibration signal during traverse of the common cable is then functionally related to the phase shift in the RF signal. The calibration phase shift is used to control a phase shifter for the RF signal to maintain a stable RF signal at the load.

Curtin, Michael T. (Los Alamos, NM); Natter, Eckard F. (San Francisco, CA); Denney, Peter M. (Los Alamos, NM)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Phase-sensitive flow cytometer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A phase-sensitive flow cytometer (FCM) provides additional FCM capability to use the fluorescence lifetime of one or more fluorochromes bound to single cells to provide additional information regarding the cells. The resulting fluorescence emission can be resolved into individual fluorescence signals if two fluorochromes are present or can be converted directly to a decay lifetime from a single fluorochrome. The excitation light for the fluorochromes is modulated to produce an amplitude modulated fluorescence pulse as the fluorochrome is excited in the FCM. The modulation signal also forms a reference signal that is phase-shifted a selected amount for subsequent mixing with the output modulated fluorescence intensity signal in phase-sensitive detection circuitry. The output from the phase-sensitive circuitry is then an individual resolved fluorochrome signal or a single fluorochrome decay lifetime, depending on the applied phase shifts. 15 figures.

Steinkamp, J.A.

1993-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

452

Computing confidence intervals on solution costs for stochastic grid generation expansion problems.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A range of core operations and planning problems for the national electrical grid are naturally formulated and solved as stochastic programming problems, which minimize expected costs subject to a range of uncertain outcomes relating to, for example, uncertain demands or generator output. A critical decision issue relating to such stochastic programs is: How many scenarios are required to ensure a specific error bound on the solution cost? Scenarios are the key mechanism used to sample from the uncertainty space, and the number of scenarios drives computational difficultly. We explore this question in the context of a long-term grid generation expansion problem, using a bounding procedure introduced by Mak, Morton, and Wood. We discuss experimental results using problem formulations independently minimizing expected cost and down-side risk. Our results indicate that we can use a surprisingly small number of scenarios to yield tight error bounds in the case of expected cost minimization, which has key practical implications. In contrast, error bounds in the case of risk minimization are significantly larger, suggesting more research is required in this area in order to achieve rigorous solutions for decision makers.

Woodruff, David L..; Watson, Jean-Paul

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Accelerating Atomic Orbital-based Electronic Structure Calculation via Pole Expansion plus Selected Inversion  

SciTech Connect

We describe how to apply the recently developed pole expansion plus selected inversion (PEpSI) technique to Kohn-Sham density function theory (DFT) electronic structure calculations that are based on atomic orbital discretization. We give analytic expressions for evaluating charge density, total energy, Helmholtz free energy and atomic forces without using the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the Kohn-Sham Hamiltonian. We also show how to update the chemical potential without using Kohn-Sham eigenvalues. The advantage of using PEpSI is that it has a much lower computational complexity than that associated with the matrix diagonalization procedure. We demonstrate the performance gain by comparing the timing of PEpSI with that of diagonalization on insulating and metallic nanotubes. For these quasi-1D systems, the complexity of PEpSI is linear with respect to the number of atoms. This linear scaling can be observed in our computational experiments when the number of atoms in a nanotube is larger than a few hundreds. Both the wall clock time and the memory requirement of PEpSI is modest. This makes it even possible to perform Kohn-Sham DFT calculations for 10,000-atom nanotubes on a single processor. We also show that the use of PEpSI does not lead to loss of accuracy required in a practical DFT calculation.

Lin, Lin; Chen, Mohan; Yang, Chao; He, Lixin

2012-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

454

Forecasting the cosmological constraints with anisotropic baryon acoustic oscillations from multipole expansion  

SciTech Connect

Baryon acoustic oscillations imprinted in the galaxy power spectrum can be used as a standard ruler to determine the angular diameter distance and Hubble parameter from high-redshift galaxies. Combining redshift distortion effect which apparently distorts the galaxy clustering pattern, we can also constrain the growth rate of large-scale structure formation. Usually, future forecasts for constraining these parameters from galaxy redshift surveys are made with the full 2D power spectrum characterized as a function of wave number k and directional cosine {mu} between line-of-sight direction and wave vector, i.e., P(k,{mu}). Here, we apply the multipole expansion to the full 2D power spectrum, and discuss how much cosmological information can be extracted from the lower-multipole spectra, taking a proper account of the nonlinear effects on gravitational clustering and redshift distortion. Fisher matrix analysis reveals that compared to the analysis with the full 2D spectrum, using only the partial information from the monopole and quadrupole spectra generally degrades the constraints by a factor of {approx}1.3 for each parameter. The additional information from the hexadecapole spectrum helps to improve the constraints, leading to a result that is almost comparable to the one expected from the full 2D spectrum.

Taruya, Atsushi [Research Center for the Early Universe, School of Science, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan); Saito, Shun [Department of Astronomy, University of California Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Nishimichi, Takahiro [Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8568 (Japan)

2011-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

455

High-resolution thermal expansion measurements under helium-gas pressure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report on the realization of a capacitive dilatometer, designed for high-resolution measurements of length changes of a material for temperatures 1.4 K Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To T Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To 300 K and hydrostatic pressure P Less-Than-Or-Slanted-Equal-To 250 MPa. Helium ({sup 4}He) is used as a pressure-transmitting medium, ensuring hydrostatic-pressure conditions. Special emphasis has been given to guarantee, to a good approximation, constant-pressure conditions during temperature sweeps. The performance of the dilatometer is demonstrated by measurements of the coefficient of thermal expansion at pressures P Asymptotically-Equal-To 0.1 MPa (ambient pressure) and 104 MPa on a single crystal of azurite, Cu{sub 3}(CO{sub 3}){sub 2}(OH){sub 2}, a quasi-one-dimensional spin S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet. The results indicate a strong effect of pressure on the magnetic interactions in this system.

Manna, Rudra Sekhar; Wolf, Bernd; Souza, Mariano de; Lang, Michael [Physics Institute, Goethe University Frankfurt(M), SFB/TR49, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

456

Family of Finite Geometry Low-Density Parity-Check Codes for Quantum Key Expansion  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We consider a quantum key expansion (QKE) protocol based on entanglement-assisted quantum error-correcting codes (EAQECCs). In these protocols, a seed of a previously shared secret key is used in the post-processing stage of a standard quantum key distribution protocol like the Bennett-Brassard 1984 protocol, in order to produce a larger secret key. This protocol was proposed by Luo and Devetak, but codes leading to good performance have not been investigated. We look into a family of EAQECCs generated by classical finite geometry (FG) low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes, for which very efficient iterative decoders exist. A critical observation is that almost all errors in the resulting secret key result from uncorrectable block errors that can be detected by an additional syndrome check and an additional sampling step. Bad blocks can then be discarded. We make some changes to the original protocol to avoid the consumption of the preshared key when the protocol fails. This allows us to greatly reduce the bit error rate of the key at the cost of a minor reduction in the key production rate, but without increasing the consumption rate of the preshared key. We present numerical simulations for the family of FG LDPC codes, and show that this improved QKE protocol has a good net key production rate even at relatively high error rates, for appropriate choices of these codes.

Kung-Chuan Hsu; Todd A. Brun

2013-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

457

Eikonal expansion of the Vlasov-Maxwell equations valid near cyclotron resonance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the usual formulations of geometrical optics, the physics of the medium enters the equations through a conductivity tensor operator sigma. An essential assumption in the subsequent expansion is that the magnitude of sigma/sup H/, the Hermitian part of sigma, is much smaller than sigma/sup A/, the anti-Hermitian part. In a finite temperature plasma with ..omega../sub pe/ approx. absolute value ..cap omega../sub e/, this condition is always violated sufficiently close to cyclotron resonance, even though in many cases the waves are weakly damped and k is slowly varying. Simultaneously expanding the Vlasov equation and Maxwell equations and taking explicit account of the relative magnitude of the electric field components in the ordering scheme yields a formalism in terms of real rays, real eikonal function, and slowly varying amplitude that is valid at cyclotron resonance. It is assumed that ..omega../sub pe/ approx. absolute value ..cap omega../sub e/ approx. ..omega.. are large, that ..omega.. approx. = absolute value ..cap omega../sub e/, and that v/sub e/k/..omega.. is small. It is shown that when the waves are weakly damped at cyclotron resonance, the ray trajectories are to leading order exactly those of cold plasma theory.

Weitzner, H.; Batchelor, D.B.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Two-dimensional plasma expansion in a magnetic nozzle: Separation due to electron inertia  

SciTech Connect

A previous axisymmetric model of the supersonic expansion of a collisionless, hot plasma in a divergent magnetic nozzle is extended here in order to include electron-inertia effects. Up to dominant order on all components of the electron velocity, electron momentum equations still reduce to three conservation laws. Electron inertia leads to outward electron separation from the magnetic streamtubes. The progressive plasma filling of the adjacent vacuum region is consistent with electron-inertia being part of finite electron Larmor radius effects, which increase downstream and eventually demagnetize the plasma. Current ambipolarity is not fulfilled and ion separation can be either outwards or inwards of magnetic streamtubes, depending on their magnetization. Electron separation penalizes slightly the plume efficiency and is larger for plasma beams injected with large pressure gradients. An alternative nonzero electron-inertia model [E. Hooper, J. Propul. Power 9, 757 (1993)] based on cold plasmas and current ambipolarity, which predicts inwards electron separation, is discussed critically. A possible competition of the gyroviscous force with electron-inertia effects is commented briefly.

Ahedo, Eduardo; Merino, Mario [Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid (Spain)

2012-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

459

Controlling the Expansion of Laser-Fusion Plasma to Minimize Impact Damage  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

I propose to analytically model the rapid, nonequilibrium expansion of laser-fusion plasma from an initial diameter of 1 mm to a final diameter of 10 m. The aim is to devise a counterforce that minimizes the impact damage on optics by laser-plasma debris. This flow model is the basis of an idea for a dynamic target that efficiently converts laser energy to x-rays while minimizing the total mass propelled as debris. Also, the flow model is the basis of an idea to magnetically deflect material away from the optic ports in the vacuum chamber wall. The model combines results for supersonic one-dimensional gas flow of cylindrical-hemispherical symmetry, with a transition from thermal to nonequilibrium (''frozen'') plasma flow, which is set differently along each characteristic line (the ''Bray criterion'' as a Riemann invariant). The model shows how density, pressure, velocity, ionization fraction, electron temperature, and electrical conductivity vary over space and time, given an impulsively-heated source mass. The model is analytical, and examples are calculated on a desktop computer. This ease-of-use makes it possible to iterate quickly when refining ideas, such as a dynamic metal-vapor target that propels minimal debris, and a magnetohydrodynamic generator as a brake on the flow speed directed at the optic ports. The work involved here is that of an individual refining his analysis.

Garcia, M.

1999-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

460

A compact and miniaturized high resolution capacitance dilatometer for measuring thermal expansion and magnetostriction  

SciTech Connect

We describe the design, construction, calibration, and two different applications of a miniature capacitance dilatometer. The device is suitable for thermal expansion and magnetostriction measurements from 300 K down to about 25 mK, with a resolution of 0.02 A at low temperatures. The main body of the dilatometer is fabricated from a single block of a Be-Cu alloy by electrical discharge milling. This creates an extremely compact high-resolution measuring cell. We have successfully tested and operated dilatometers of this new type with the commonly used physical property measurement system by quantum design, as well as with several other cryogenic refrigeration systems down to 25 mK and in magnetic fields up to 20 T. Here, the capacitance is measured with a commercially available capacitance bridge. Using a piezoelectric rotator from Attocube Systems, the cell can be rotated at T= 25 mK inside of an inner vacuum chamber of 40 mm diameter. The miniaturized design for the one-axis rotation setup allows a rotation of 360 Degree-Sign .

Kuechler, R.; Bauer, T.; Brando, M.; Steglich, F. [Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Noethnitzer Str. 40, 01187 Dresden (Germany)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Design and estimated performance of a new neutron guide system for the NCNR expansion project  

SciTech Connect

An integral part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) expansion project is the addition of five cold neutron guide tubes serving multiple experimental stations in an expanded guide hall. The guides have curved-straight arrangements in the horizontal plane, employing horizontally or vertically defocusing and focusing sections in some cases to improve transmission efficiency or for beam reshaping. The horizontally curved sections eliminate direct lines of sight between the source and the experimental stations, and the outer (concave) surfaces generally have higher critical angles than the inner (convex) surfaces. These features result in well-filtered cold neutron beams with no intensity losses at shorter wavelengths with respect to curved guides having the higher critical angle coatings on both surfaces. For all guides the critical angle of the outer coating of the curved section is selected to achieve a desirable characteristic wavelength, consistent with the instrument requirements. On guides where the scattering-plane beam divergence must be strictly limited, the inner radial coatings of the curved sections and the side coatings and lengths of the final straight sections are chosen to produce the desired beam divergence while the outer radial coating is selected so as to obtain a spatial-angular uniformity of the transmitted beam that is not achievable using a curved guide alone. The long-wavelength transmission of such guides tends to exceed that of equivalent straight guides using crystal filters.

Cook, J. C. [NIST Center for Neutron Research, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 6103, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899-6103 (United States)

2009-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

462

PPN expansion and FRW scalar perturbations in n-DBI gravity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

n-DBI gravity explicitly breaks Lorentz invariance by the introduction of a unit time-like vector field, thereby giving rise to an extra (scalar) degree of freedom. We look for observational consequences of this mode in two setups. Firstly, we compute the parametrized post-Newtonian (PPN) expansion of the metric to first post-Newtonian order. Surprisingly, we find that the PPN parameters are exactly the same as in General Relativity (GR), and no preferred-frame effects are produced. In particular this means that n-DBI gravity is consistent with all GR solar system experimental tests. We discuss the origin of such degeneracy between n-DBI gravity and GR, and suggest it may also hold in higher post-Newtonian order. Secondly, we study gravitational scalar perturbations of a generic Friedmann-Robertson-Walker space-time. We show the dynamics of these perturbations is determined by an effective field theory for a single scalar. This scalar has an oscillatory solution which decays as the Universe expands; the solution, moreover, and in contrast with a canonical scalar field coupled to GR, does not freeze on superhorizon scales. Such behaviour leads to the following novel feature: the power spectrum depends on the complete time evolution of the scalar perturbations, including their superhorizon evolution and not just their amplitude at horizon exit during the inflationary era.

Flvio S. Coelho; Carlos Herdeiro; Shinji Hirano; Yuki Sato

2013-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

463

Proceedings: Workshop on prospects and requirements for geographic expansion of wind power usage  

SciTech Connect

This report constitutes the proceedings of a workshop on the Prospects and Requirements for Geographic Expansion of Wind Power Usage held March 5-6, 1986, in Dallas, Texas. The workshop was sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in cooperation with the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). SERI is operated by Midwest Research Institute for the US Department of Energy. The workshop participants concluded that there are a number of areas in the United States with substantial wind resources. Determining the potential for development of these resources for wind power will require local, detailed wind measurements. The participants saw no technology barriers to more widespread usage of wind power. They considered the greatest potential for advancement of wind power technology to be in the application of power electronics to enable variable speed wind turbine operation and to integrate and improve wind power station control and protection. Although wind power stations were seen as posing no health hazards, public and utility acceptance of the technology, the participants agreed, will require strong educational activities in all aspects of wind power. The implications of these conclusions for the research programs of EPRI and other sectors are discussed.

Steitz, P.

1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

464

[Feedback control mechanisms of plant cell expansion]. Progress report, [June 1989--June 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have generated considerable evidence for the significance of wall stress relaxation in the control of plant growth and found that several agents (gibberellin, light, genetic loci for dwarf stature) influence growth rate via alteration of wall relaxation. We have refined our methods for measuring wall relaxation and, moreover, have found that wall relaxation properties bear only a distance relationship to wall mechanical properties. We have garnered novel insights into the nature of cell expansion mechanisms by analyzing spontaneous fluctuations of plant growth rate in seedlings. These experiments involved the application of mathematical techniques for analyzing growth rate fluctuations and the development of new instrumentation for measuring and forcing plant growth in a controlled fashion. These studies conclude that growth rate fluctuations generated by the plant as consequence of a feedback control system. This conclusion has important implications for the nature of wall loosening processes and demands a different framework for thinking about growth control. It also implies the existence of a growth rate sensor.

Cosgrove, D.J.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

465

An air cooled tube-fin evaporator model for an expansion valve control law  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For control purposes, a mathematical model of a tube-fin evaporator of a vapour compression plant running with R22 is analyzed. The refrigerant behavior in an evaporating region is described by a homogeneous model. The balance equations, together with ... Keywords: Control devices, Evaporator models, Heat transfer, Nonlinear differential systems, Numerical methods, Phase transition

C. Aprea; C. Renno

1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Expansion of Michigan EOR Operations Using Advanced Amine Technology at a 600 MW Project Wolverine Carbon Capture and Storage Project  

SciTech Connect

Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative Inc, a member owned cooperative utility based in Cadillac Michigan, proposes to demonstrate the capture, beneficial utilization and storage of CO{sub 2} in the expansion of existing Enhanced Oil Recovery operations. This project is being proposed in response to the US Department of Energy Solicitation DE-FOA-0000015 Section III D, 'Large Scale Industrial CCS projects from Industrial Sources' Technology Area 1. The project will remove 1,000 metric tons per day of CO{sub 2} from the Wolverine Clean Energy Venture 600 MW CFB power plant owned and operated by WPC. CO{sub 2} from the flue gas will be captured using Hitachi's CO{sub 2} capture system and advanced amine technology. The capture system with the advanced amine-based solvent supplied by Hitachi is expected to significantly reduce the cost and energy requirements of CO{sub 2} capture compared to current technologies. The captured CO{sub 2} will be compressed and transported for Enhanced Oil Recovery and CO{sub 2} storage purposes. Enhanced Oil Recovery is a proven concept, widely used to recover otherwise inaccessible petroleum reserves. While post-combustion CO{sub 2} capture technologies have been tested at the pilot scale on coal power plant flue gas, they have not yet been demonstrated at a commercial scale and integrated with EOR and storage operations. Amine-based CO{sub 2} capture is the leading technology expected to be available commercially within this decade to enable CCS for utility and industrial facilities firing coal and waste fuels such as petroleum coke. However, traditional CO{sub 2} capture process utilizing commercial amine solvents is very energy intensive for regeneration and is also susceptible to solvent degradation by oxygen as well as SOx and NO{sub 2} in the flue gas, resulting in large operating costs. The large volume of combustion flue gas with its low CO{sub 2} concentration requires large equipment sizes, which together with the highly corrosive nature of the typical amine-based separation process leads to high plant capital investment. According to recent DOE-NETL studies, MEA-based CCS will increase the cost of electricity of a new pulverized coal plant by 80-85% and reduce the net plant efficiency by about 30%. Non-power industrial facilities will incur similar production output and efficiency penalties when implementing conventional carbon capture systems. The proposed large scale demonstration project combining advanced amine CO{sub 2} capture integrated with commercial EOR operations significantly advances post-combustion technology development toward the DOE objectives of reducing the cost of energy production and improving the efficiency of CO{sub 2} Capture technologies. WPC has assembled a strong multidisciplinary team to meet the objectives of this project. WPC will provide the host site and Hitachi will provide the carbon capture technology and advanced solvent. Burns and Roe bring expertise in overall engineering integration and plant design to the team. Core Energy, an active EOR producer/operator in the State of Michigan, is committed to support the detailed design, construction and operation of the CO{sub 2} pipeline and storage component of the project. This team has developed a Front End Engineering Design and Cost Estimate as part of Phase 1 of DOE Award DE-FE0002477.

H Hoffman; Y kishinevsky; S. Wu; R. Pardini; E. Tripp; D. Barnes

2010-06-16T23:59:59.000Z