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  1. Aging gauge

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Betts, Robert E. (Huntsville, AL); Crawford, John F. (Huntsville, AL)

    1989-01-01

    An aging gauge comprising a container having a fixed or a variable sized t opening with a cap which can be opened to control the sublimation rate of a thermally sublimational material contained within the container. In use, the aging gauge is stored with an item to determine total heat the item is subjected to and also the maximum temperature to which the item has been exposed. The aging gauge container contains a thermally sublimational material such as naphthalene or similar material which has a low sublimation rate over the temperature range from about 70.degree. F. to about 160.degree. F. The aging products determined by analyses of a like item aged along with the aging gauge for which the sublimation amount is determined is employed to establish a calibration curve for future aging evaluation. The aging gauge is provided with a means for determining the maximum temperature exposure (i.e., a thermally indicating material which gives an irreversible color change, Thermocolor pigment). Because of the relationship of doubling reaction rates for increases of 10.degree. C., equivalency of item used in accelerated aging evaluation can be obtained by referring to a calibration curve depicting storage temperature on the abscissa scale and multiplier on the ordinate scale.

  2. AGING GAUGE

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Betts, Robert E.; Crawford, John F.

    1989-04-04

    An aging gauge comprising a container having a fixed or a variable sized t opening with a cap which can be opened to control the sublimation rate of a thermally sublimational material contained within the container. In use, the aging gauge is stored with an item to determine total heat the item is subjected to and also the maximum temperature to which the item has been exposed. The aging gauge container contains a thermally sublimational material such as naphthalene or similar material which has a low sublimation rate over the temperature range from about 70.degree. F. to about 160.degree. F. The aging products determined by analyses of a like item aged along with the aging gauge for which the sublimation amount is determined is employed to establish a calibration curve for future aging evaluation. The aging gauge is provided with a means for determining the maximum temperature exposure (i.e., a thermally indicating material which gives an irreversible color change, Thermocolor pigment). Because of the relationship of doubling reaction rates for increases of 10.degree. C., equivalency of item used in accelerated aging evaluation can be obtained by referring to a calibration curve depicting storage temperature on the abscissa scale and multiplier on the ordinate scale.

  3. Aging in American Convents

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    Corwin, Anna I.

    2009-01-01

    Schuster. Snowdon, David 2001 Aging with Grace: What the Nunreligion, devotion, and aging. CSW JAN09 update tocAging in American Convents FIELDWORK REPORT by Anna I.

  4. Thoughts on Aging

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    Feher, George

    2010-01-01

    The impetus of writing about aging came the other day afterMagnetic Resonance Thoughts on Aging George Feher Received:at Springerlink.com When we, aging scientists, fade away and

  5. Nuclear power plant performance assessment pertaining to plant aging in France and the United States

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    Guyer, Brittany (Brittany Leigh)

    2013-01-01

    The effect of aging on nuclear power plant performance has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. The approaches used to make an assessment of this effect strongly influence the economics of nuclear power plant ...

  6. Brothers, Sisters and Aging Parents 

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    Isbell, Lou

    1999-09-02

    Adult children play a crucial role in helping aging parents. When relationships with siblings are poor, everyone suffers. Brothers and sisters can build strong relationships and unite in caring for elderly parents when they learn to relate to each...

  7. Table HIST002R_1. Death rates for 113 selected causes by 5-year age groups, race and sex: United States, 1979-98

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    Hunter, David

    _1. Death rates for 113 selected causes, by 5-year age groups, race and sex: United States, 1979Table HIST002R_1. Death rates for 113 selected causes by 5-year age groups, race and sex: United though the cause-of-death titles may be the same. Deaths rates are per 100,000 population in specified

  8. Table HIST002R_2. Death rates for 113 selected causes by 5-year age groups, race and sex: United States, 1979-98

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    Hunter, David

    _2. Death rates for 113 selected causes, by 5-year age groups, race and sex: United States, 1979Table HIST002R_2. Death rates for 113 selected causes by 5-year age groups, race and sex: United though the cause-of-death titles may be the same. Deaths rates are per 100,000 population in specified

  9. Melatonin and the aging brain

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    BONDY, S; SHARMAN, E

    2007-01-01

    mitochondrial decay of aging. Mol. Aspects Med. 26, Ames,the degenerative diseases of aging. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.2004. Retardation of brain aging by chronic treatment with

  10. Synaptic plasticity in early aging.

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    Lynch, Gary; Rex, Christopher S; Gall, Christine M

    2006-01-01

    life-span. Neurobiol. Aging 26, 511–520. Aicardi, G. ,patterns of mammalian brain aging: distribution of cathepsinand dystrophic dendrites in aging dogs resembles that in

  11. Running Head: EMOTION AND AGING Emotion and Aging

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    Mather, Mara

    Running Head: EMOTION AND AGING Emotion and Aging Mara Mather, M., & Ponzio, A. (in press). Emotion and aging. In L. Feldman Barrett, M. All of these basic mechanisms and contextual factors change in normal aging

  12. Parylene C Aging Studies.

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    Achyuthan, Komandoor; Sawyer, Patricia Sue.; Mata, Guillermo Adrian; White II, Gregory Von; Bernstein, Robert

    2014-09-01

    Parylene C is used in a device because of its conformable deposition and other advantages. Techniques to study Parylene C aging were developed, and %22lessons learned%22 that could be utilized for future studies are the result of this initial study. Differential Scanning Calorimetry yielded temperature ranges for Parylene C aging as well as post-deposition treatment. Post-deposition techniques are suggested to improve Parylene C performance. Sample preparation was critical to aging regimen. Short-term (~40 days) aging experiments with free standing and ceramic-supported Parylene C films highlighted %22lessons learned%22 which stressed further investigations in order to refine sample preparation (film thickness, single sided uniform coating, machine versus laser cutting, annealing time, temperature) and testing issues (%22necking%22) for robust accelerated aging of Parylene C.

  13. Design Evolution Study - Aging Options

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    P. McDaniel

    2002-04-05

    The purpose of this study is to identify options and issues for aging commercial spent nuclear fuel received for disposal at the Yucca Mountain Mined Geologic Repository. Some early shipments of commercial spent nuclear fuel to the repository may be received with high-heat-output (younger) fuel assemblies that will need to be managed to meet thermal goals for emplacement. The capability to age as much as 40,000 metric tons of heavy metal of commercial spent nuclear he1 would provide more flexibility in the design to manage this younger fuel and to decouple waste receipt and waste emplacement. The following potential aging location options are evaluated: (1) Surface aging at four locations near the North Portal; (2) Subsurface aging in the permanent emplacement drifts; and (3) Subsurface aging in a new subsurface area. The following aging container options are evaluated: (1) Complete Waste Package; (2) Stainless Steel inner liner of the waste package; (3) Dual Purpose Canisters; (4) Multi-Purpose Canisters; and (5) New disposable canister for uncanistered commercial spent nuclear fuel. Each option is compared to a ''Base Case,'' which is the expected normal waste packaging process without aging. A Value Engineering approach is used to score each option against nine technical criteria and rank the options. Open issues with each of the options and suggested future actions are also presented. Costs for aging containers and aging locations are evaluated separately. Capital costs are developed for direct costs and distributable field costs. To the extent practical, unit costs are presented. Indirect costs, operating costs, and total system life cycle costs will be evaluated outside of this study. Three recommendations for aging commercial spent nuclear fuel--subsurface, surface, and combined surface and subsurface are presented for further review in the overall design re-evaluation effort. Options that were evaluated but not recommended are: subsurface aging in a new subsurface area (high cost); surface aging in the complete waste package (risk to the waste package and impact on the Waste Handling Facility); and aging in the stainless steel liner (impact on the waste package design and new high risk operations added to the waste packaging process). The selection of a design basis for aging will be made in conjunction with the other design re-evaluation studies.

  14. Aging and decision making 

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    Miller, Sophie

    2010-06-30

    The study sought to clarify the effects of aging in regard to decision making abilities. Decision making is dependent upon the Frontal Cortex structures; the Orbitofrontal Cortex and the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex. These structures are thought...

  15. Affective Neuroscience of Aging The Affective Neuroscience of Aging

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    Mather, Mara

    Affective Neuroscience of Aging - 1 - The Affective Neuroscience of Aging Mara Mather University running title: Affective Neuroscience of Aging #12;Affective Neuroscience of Aging - 2 - Contents INTRODUCTION THE FATE OF EMOTION-RELATED BRAIN REGIONS AND MONOAMINERGIC NEUROTRANSMITTER SYSTEMS IN AGING

  16. What is an anti-aging treatment? Institute of Healthy Ageing, and Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom

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    Gems, David

    What is an anti-aging treatment? David Gems Institute of Healthy Ageing, and Genetics, Evolution Accepted 10 July 2014 Available online 11 July 2014 Section Editor: T.E. Johnson Keywords: Aging of aging and to translate scientific insight into in- terventions that improve late-life health -- or anti-aging

  17. Aging in fragile X syndrome

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    2010-01-01

    intensified the need for aging studies in FXS. Approximatelywe have surveyed all of the aging patients with FXS that wemedical complications of aging seen in those with FXS. Data

  18. Signatures of aging

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    Cornwall, J.; Dyson, F.; Garwin, R.; Hammer, D.; Happer, W.; Lewis, N.; Schwitters, R.; Sullivan, J.; Williams, E.

    1998-01-06

    The Department of Energy and its three weapons laboratories (LANL, LLNL, and SNL) have developed a Stockpile Stewardship and Management Program (SSMP) in response to their designated mission of maintaining an effective, i.e. reliable and safe, nuclear deterrent without underground nuclear tests (UGTs). The need to ensure the effectiveness of an aging stockpile presents new challenges of major importance. In this study we review what is known about the aging of critical constituents, particularly the high explosives, polymers, and metals in the enduring stockpile. We discuss data that are required to provide a fuller understanding of aging, and how to obtain that data as a basis for anticipating and addressing potential stockpile problems. Our particular concern is problems that may arise in the short term, i.e. within the next 5 to 10 years, and their implied requirements for preventive maintenance and remanufacture.

  19. Aging in community

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    Fay, Justin (Justin Thomas)

    2008-01-01

    Baby Boomers are on the brink of retirement. According to U.S. Census Bureau projections, the number of people aged 65 and over will more than double in the coming decades, growing from 35 million in 2000 to 72 million in ...

  20. Supercomputing Comes of Age

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    Feng, Xizhou

    Green Supercomputing Comes of Age Wu-chun Feng, Xizhou Feng, and Rong Ge Energy-efficient (green started exploring green supercomputing as a way to achieve au- tonomic energy and power savings and the Department of Energy, conducted a study that found 97 per- cent of businesses could not compete (or exist

  1. Aging in Utah: Avoid Crisis

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    Tipple, Brett

    Aging in Utah: Avoid Crisis Maximize Opportunity UTAH COMMISSION ON AGING Annual Report 2010-2011 #12;Page 1Utah Commission on Aging 2010-2011 Interim Report The Commission's statutory purpose is to: a. increase public and government understanding of the current and future needs of the state's aging

  2. Navigational strategy switching in ageing 

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    Harris, Mathew Alan

    2014-11-28

    With advancing age, many cognitive faculties deteriorate, and navigation abilities may be among those most affected. The majority of previous work investigating navigation impairments in ageing has focused on allocentric ...

  3. Aging and the labor market

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    Lahey, Joanna

    2005-01-01

    This thesis is a collection of three essays analyzing the interplay between aging and the labor market. The first chapter demonstrates that differential treatment by age exists in labor markets and explores different ...

  4. Utah Commission on Aging June 3, 2008

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    Tipple, Brett

    Thatcher for Kristin Cox Workforce Services Shauna O'Neil Salt Lake County Aging Services Lynne Shaffer for Deborah Bayle United Way Archie Archuleta Ethnic Minorities Alan Ormsby for LM Church Utah Department

  5. Evolution of ageing since Darwin

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    Rose, Michael R; Burke, Molly K; Shahrestani, Parvin; Mueller, Laurence D

    2008-01-01

    evolution of aging. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore.M. Matos), pp. 237–448. World Scientific Publishing, Sin-

  6. The Age of the Universe

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    Raul Jimenez

    1997-01-29

    In this article I review the main methods for determining the age of the Universe. I describe how to determine the age of the oldest known systems at z=0, the system of galactic globular clusters, using different techniques. I also describe how to date the Universe using the decay of radioactive elements (Cosmochronology). Finally, I focus on how to determine the age of the Universe at different redshifts and specially the age of radio-quiet galaxies at high redshift. I finish by arguing that the most probable age for the Universe is $14 \\pm 2$ Gyr.

  7. Relative Ages of Globular Clusters

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    Thomas H. Puzia

    2002-10-18

    Ages of extragalactic globular clusters can provide valuable insights into the formation and evolution of galaxies. In this contribution the photometric methods of age dating old globular cluster systems are summarised. The spectroscopic approach is reviewed with an emphasis of the right choice of age diagnostics. We present a new method of quantifying the relatively best age-sensitive spectroscopic index given the quality of a data set and a certain theoretical stellar synthesis model. The relatively best diagnostic plot is constructed from the set of Lick indices and used to age date globular clusters in several early-type galaxies which are part of a large spectroscopic survey of extragalactic globular cluster systems. We find that, independently of host galaxy, metal-poor ([Fe/H] 8 Gyr) and coeval. Metal-rich clusters show a wide range of ages from ~15 down to a few Gyr.

  8. Gentrifying geriatrics : challenging design paradigms for the aged and aging

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    Van der Linde, Gerhard J. (Gerhard Johan)

    2011-01-01

    Internationally the world is undergoing a grey revolution, with the average age of the human population being higher than it has ever been before. Within the U.S. context this trend is driven by the Baby Boomers, the 80 ...

  9. AGING SYSTEM DESIGN DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

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    J. Beesley

    2005-02-07

    This plan provides an overview, work to date, and the path forward for the design development strategy of the Aging cask for aging commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF) at the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) repository site. Waste for subsurface emplacement at the repository includes US Department of Energy (DOE) high-level radioactive waste (HLW), DOE SNF, commercial fuel in dual-purpose canisters (DPCs), uncanistered bare fuel, naval fuel, and other waste types. Table 1-1 lists the types of radioactive materials that may be aged at YMP, and those materials that will not be placed in an aging cask or module. This plan presents the strategy for design development of the Aging system. The Aging system will not handle naval fuel, DOE HLW, MCOs, or DOE SNF since those materials will be delivered to the repository in a state and sequence that allows them to be placed into waste packages for emplacement. Some CSNF from nuclear reactors, especially CSNF that is thermally too hot for emplacement underground, will need to be aged at the repository.

  10. Cell Senescence: Aging and Cancer

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    Campisi, Judith

    2013-05-29

    Scientists have identified a molecular cause behind the ravages of old age and in doing so have also shown how a natural process for fighting cancer in younger persons can actually promote cancer in older individuals.

  11. Accelerated Aging of Roofing Surfaces

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Accelerated aging of roofing surfaces Hugo Destaillats, Ph.D. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory HDestaillats@LBL.gov (510) 486-5897 http:HeatIsland.LBL.gov April 4, 2013...

  12. Utah Commission on Aging April 1, 2008

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    Tipple, Brett

    Lake County Aging Services Lynne Shaffer for Deborah Bayle United Way Archie Archuleta Ethnic Minorities William Cox Utah Association of Counties Alan Ormsby for LM Church Utah Department of Human or sold to other providers for underserved areas. The Medicaid Task Force was not renewed. Alan Ormsby

  13. Minimizing Leakage Energy in FPGAs Using Intentional Post-Silicon Device Aging

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    Wei, Sheng

    2013-01-01

    Aging Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aging Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Limitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Aging-based

  14. Melatonin, oxidative stress and the aging brain

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    Bondy, SC; Sharman, EH

    2010-01-01

    markers in healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease.Neurobiol Aging. 8. Kim R, Emi M, Tanabe K. Role ofFree radicals and brain aging. Clin Geriatr Med. 2004;20:

  15. Telomere lengthening to antagonize myocardial aging

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    Cottage, Christopher Travis; Cottage, Christopher Travis

    2012-01-01

    targets to antagonize the aging phenotype. FIGURES Figureday Pim-wt. Figure 2.2: Cellular aging markers over time. A.stem cell and myocyte aging, heart failure, and insulin-like

  16. Fracture, aging and disease in bone

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    Ager, J.W.; Balooch, G.; Ritchie, R.O.

    2006-01-01

    and R. O. Ritchie: Effect of aging on the toughness of humanof microstructure in the aging-related deterioration of thestudy of the effect of aging on human cortical bone J.

  17. Neural correlates of successful cognitive aging

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    Kaup, Allison Renee

    2012-01-01

    default network" in normal aging. Cereb Cortex, 18(8), 1856-The posterior-anterior shift in aging. Cereb Cortex, 18(5),atrophy evident in healthy aging. J Neurosci, Fjell, A. M. ,

  18. Elucidating mechanisms of accelerated neurological aging

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    Greenhall, Jennifer Anne

    2008-01-01

    C. (2005). Mechanisms of aging in senescence- accelerated2.2 Strain-specific aging gene-expression profiles…………………..C. (2005). Mechanisms of aging in senescence-accelerated

  19. AGEING & SEXING AGEING AND SEXING OF THE AFRICAN

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    de Villiers, Marienne

    with narrow lime greel gr bases, Eving a moftled appea.rance when ihey yellow Tgrgns on the outer web lighter as the are blackish or dark brown with very thin lime plumage ages. Blackish ones liqime brown-withavariableamolntoflimeg{een the iris biown or dark brown. The legs ind on the.-fringeq 9{ttre feathers

  20. Non-uniform Aging on Super Duty Diesel Truck Aged Urea Cu/Zeolite...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    uniform Aging on Super Duty Diesel Truck Aged Urea CuZeolite SCR Catalysts Non-uniform Aging on Super Duty Diesel Truck Aged Urea CuZeolite SCR Catalysts CuZeolite SCR catalysts...

  1. Transportation, Aging and Disposal Canister System Performance...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    document provides specifications for selected system components of the Transportation, Aging and Disposal (TAD) canister-based system. Transportation, Aging and Disposal Canister...

  2. Understanding aging in pentaerythritol tetranitrate

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    Brown, Geoffrey W; Sandstrom, Mary M; Giambra, Anna M; Archuleta, Jose G; Monroe, Deidre C

    2009-01-01

    Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN) powder is commonly used in detonators because of its sensitivity and explosive power. PETN detonation is largely determined by the average PETN particle size. This is an issue for aging and storage of weapons because PETN has a relatively high vapor pressure and its average particle size changes due to thermal energy input from the environment. PETN aging is a well known problem although the mechanism is not well understood. It is important to understand PETN aging so that predictive models can be constructed that will benefit stockpile surveillance and lifetime extension programs. PETN particles are known to coarsen over time at relatively low temperatures. Particle coarsening requires mass redistribution since decomposition causes powders to become finer as PETN mass is lost. Two possible mechanisms for mass redistribution are vapor phase transfer via sublimation-redeposition and solid-state mass transfer through surface diffusion. In this work we have examined PETN powders us ing permeability, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and optical microscopy based particle analysis. The results of these measurements lead us to a suggested coarsening mechanism that we reproduce with rudimentary simulations. The physical mechanisms used in the simulations are then used to create an empirical model of the coarsening that may be used to make predictions of PETN aging. In the future we will be measuring the vapor pressures and other physical properties of our powders to be able to make predictions using simulations.

  3. The Age of a Deer. 

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    Ramsey, Charles W.; Shult, Milo J.

    1983-01-01

    of a Deer Charles W. Ramsey and Milo J. Shu/t Extension Wildlife Specialists The Texas A&M University System Tooth eruption and wear in deer are closely related to the age of the animal. Deer shed and replace milk teeth with permanent teeth at con...

  4. Nicholas (Nick) Ambraseys was born in Athens (Greece) on 19th January 1929 and died peacefully at his home in Putney (London, United Kingdom) on 28th December 2012 at the age of 83. Nick

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    Boyer, Edmond

    D, which he was awarded in 1958. Following a few years at universities in Greece and in the United States at his home in Putney (London, United Kingdom) on 28th December 2012 at the age of 83. Nick attended of America he returned to Imperial College and remained there until his death. He was made Professor

  5. SYNCHROTRON AGING IN FILAMENTED MAGNETIC FIELDS

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    Eilek, Jean

    SYNCHROTRON AGING IN FILAMENTED MAGNETIC FIELDS J. A. EILEK 1;2 , D. B. MELROSE 2 and M.A. WALKER 2 radio sources whose dynamical ages are known to be significantly greater than the ages inferred from; In addition, it is becoming increasingly clear that radio galaxies suffer from an ``aging problem

  6. Neurocognitive Aging and the Compensation Hypothesis

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    Neurocognitive Aging and the Compensation Hypothesis Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz and Katherine A imaging studies of cognitive aging is evidence for age-related overactivation: greater acti- vation in older adults than in younger adults, even when performance is age-equivalent. Here we examine the hy

  7. The Age of Beta Pic

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    D. Barrado y Navascues; J. R. Stauffer; I. Song; J-P. Caillault

    1999-05-19

    We have reanalyzed data for the proposed moving group associated with beta Pic in order to determine if the group (or part of it) is real, and, if so, to derive an improved age estimate for beta Pic. By using new, more accurate proper motions from PPM and Hipparcos and a few new radial velocities, we conclude that on kinematic grounds, two M dwarfs have space motions that coincide with that of beta Pic to within 1 km/s with small error bars. Based on a CM diagram derived from accurate photometry and Hipparcos parallaxes, these two possible proper-motion companions to beta Pic are very young; we derive an age of $\\sim$20 Myr by comparison to theoretical tracks from D'Antona & Mazzitelli. In fact, the proposed beta Pic companions comprise two of the three youngest M dwarfs in the sample of 160 dM stars for which we have data. The chromospheric and coronal activity of these two stars also confirm that they are quite young. We argue that the probability that two of the three youngest nearby M dwarfs would accurately share the space motion of beta Pic by chance is quite small, and therefore we believe that beta Pic and the two M dwarfs (GL 799 and GL 803) were formed together. The estimated age for beta Pic is then 20$\\pm$10 Myr.

  8. Neural Effects of Beta Amyloid in Normal Aging

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    Mormino, Elizabeth Charlotte

    2011-01-01

    age   categories.  Neurobiol  Aging  1997;  18:  351-­?7.  JK,  McIntosh  AR.  Aging  gracefully:  compensatory  B.  The  effect  of  normal  aging  on  the  coupling  of  

  9. Book: Aging and Oxidants in Animals and Plants Aging and oxidants in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

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    Gems, David

    Book: Aging and Oxidants in Animals and Plants Aging and oxidants in the nematode Caenorhabditis;1.1 Testing the oxidative damage theory of aging in C. elegans The biology of aging remains poorly understood. For example, it remains unclear what sort of biological processes are the primary determinants of aging

  10. Aging discrepancies of white spruce affect the interpretation of static age structure in boreal

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    Macdonald, Ellen

    NOTE Aging discrepancies of white spruce affect the interpretation of static age structure. Our objectives were to determine whether ground-level ring counts underestimate root collar age of understory P. glauca and whether aging errors increase with stand age. Trees were collected from one to nine

  11. Aging of Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate (PETN)

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    Foltz, M F

    2009-04-22

    Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) is a relatively sensitive explosive used in many electroexplosive devices as well as in medicine. Of primary interest to LLNL is its use in items such as exploding bridgewire (EBW) detonators and exploding bridge foil initiators (EFI). In these devices the crystalline powder is pressed into a granular, low-density compact that can be initiated by an exploding wire or foil. The long-term stability of this pressed compact is of interest to weapon stockpile lifetime prediction studies. Key points about potential aging mechanisms can be summarized as follows: (1) There are a number of factors that can contribute to PETN instability. These include particle size, polymorphic phase transitions, crystal structure, impurities, moisture, occlusions, chemical incompatibility and biological (microorganism) action. of these factors the most important for long-term aging of high surface area powders used in detonators appears to be that of particle size growth. (2) There is a great deal of literature on the thermal degradation kinetics of PETN, unfortunately much of it with little bearing on ambient temperature aging during long-term storage. PETN is very stable with respect to thermal decomposition. Low-temperature thermal studies have not revealed evidence of chemical degradation products in archived PETN. Data extrapolated to 30 C predicts a half-life of 12 million years. (3) Moisture seems to lower the activation energy for and accelerate the decomposition of PETN. (4) External drivers affecting stability include temperature, moisture, radiation fields, and stress, while internal drivers include residual solvents, and impurities. Temperature affects kinetic processes of crystal growth such as adsorption, desorption, and diffusion rates of molecules on the surface of PETN crystals. A low-level radiation field may induce unexpected changes in the chemical makeup of PETN and its homologue impurities. Stress at high pressure points caused by crystalline surface irregularities may cause a decrease in surface area over time due to smoothing of contact points and sintering. PETN has been found to contain a number of impurities, including homologues, pentaerythryl ethers with a mixture of hydroxyl and nitrate functional groups, and organic salts, that can alter its physical and chemical properties. (5) The processes of sublimation/recrystallization and surface diffusion are important processes that can cause changes in PETN crystal morphology, particle size distribution and specific surface area. Sublimation feeds a process called Ostwald ripening, which involves the spontaneous growth of larger crystals from those of smaller size. This process proceeds with age regardless of storage conditions unless the crystals are treated to retard growth. The coarsening mechanisms include Ostwald ripening, 'sintering', and surface diffusion. The latter has not been experimentally observed, but a molecular modeling approach has attempted to investigate this phenomenon theoretically. (6) Threshold test fire, particle size distribution, specific surface area, thermal analysis, chemical analysis, powder compact specific surface area and density are approaches that have been used in the attempt to assess changes attributable to aging of PETN, with varying results. The biggest problem lies in the aging mechanism itself, which likely influences small changes in morphology, both internal and external, and particle size distribution changes on a scale too small to reliably monitor. Other aspects, such as subtle changes in density profiles within pressed powder compacts, may be beyond the capability of current technology to assess. Crystal growth significant enough to affect the PETN particle size distribution is expected to impact detonator performance. (7) Factors relevant to stabilizing particle size growth include crystal morphology, powder surface area and particle size distribution; crystal density and internal defects; and powder compact density and density gradients.

  12. SNF AGING SYSTEM DESCRIPTION DOCUMENT

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    L.L. Swanson

    2005-04-06

    The purpose of this system description document (SDD) is to establish requirements that drive the design of the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) aging system and associated bases, which will allow the design effort to proceed. This SDD will be revised at strategic points as the design matures. This SDD identifies the requirements and describes the system design, as it currently exists, with emphasis on attributes of the design provided to meet the requirements. This SDD is an engineering tool for design control; accordingly, the primary audience and users are design engineers. This SDD is part of an iterative design process. It leads the design process with regard to the flow down of upper tier requirements onto the system. Knowledge of these requirements is essential in performing the design process. The SDD follows the design with regard to the description of the system. The description provided in the SDD reflects the current results of the design process. Throughout this SDD, the term aging cask applies to vertical site-specific casks and to horizontal aging modules. The term overpack is a vertical site-specific cask that contains a dual-purpose canister (DPC) or a disposable canister. Functional and operational requirements applicable to this system were obtained from ''Project Functional and Operational Requirements'' (F&OR) (Curry 2004 [DIRS 170557]). Other requirements that support the design process were taken from documents such as ''Project Design Criteria Document'' (PDC) (BSC 2004 [DES 171599]), ''Site Fire Hazards Analyses'' (BSC 2005 [DIRS 172174]), and ''Nuclear Safety Design Bases for License Application'' (BSC 2005 [DIRS 171512]). The documents address requirements in the ''Project Requirements Document'' (PRD) (Canori and Leitner 2003 [DIRS 166275]). This SDD includes several appendices. Appendix A is a Glossary; Appendix B is a list of key system charts, diagrams, drawings, lists and additional supporting information; and Appendix C is a list of procedures that will be used to operate the system.

  13. The New Biology of Ageing A Revolution in Ageing: The New Biology of Ageing and its Implications

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    Gems, David

    The New Biology of Ageing 1 A Revolution in Ageing: The New Biology of Ageing and its Implications? Philosophische und biowissenschaftliche Perspektiven"(Longer Life: Biological, Medical and Philosophical Perspectives). Eds: Sebastian Knell, Marcel Weber. Surhkamp Verlag, 2009. Summary Until recently the biology

  14. Evaluation of Role of Oxidative Stress and Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans: Relevance to Human Aging

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    Bondy, Stephen Bondy C

    2013-01-01

    vivo but do not retard aging in the nematode Caenorhabditiscyclooxygenase-2 activity. Aging Cell 2011; 10(3): 506-19.in wild-type and premature aging C. elegans mutant (mev-1) [

  15. Oxidative Stress and Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans: Relevance to Human Aging

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    Bondy, Stephen Bondy C

    2013-01-01

    vivo but do not retard aging in the nematode Caenorhabditiscyclooxygenase-2 activity. Aging Cell 2011; 10(3): 506-19.in wild-type and premature aging C. elegans mutant (mev-1) [

  16. Role of Oxidative Stress and Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans: Relevance to Human Aging

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    Bondy, Stephen Bondy C

    2013-01-01

    vivo but do not retard aging in the nematode Caenorhabditiscyclooxygenase-2 activity. Aging Cell 2011; 10(3): 506-19.in wild-type and premature aging C. elegans mutant (mev-1) [

  17. Countering Aging Effects through Field Gate Sizing 

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    Henrichson, Trenton D.

    2010-01-14

    Transistor aging through negative bias temperature instability (NBTI) has become a major lifetime constraint in VLSI circuits. We propose a technique that uses antifuses to widen PMOS transistors later in a circuit?s life cycle to combat aging...

  18. Utah Commission on Aging June 6, 2007

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    Tipple, Brett

    Institutions Norma Matheson Chair Anne Peterson University of Utah Mayor JoAnn Seghini Midvale City Sara to the Commission for consideration. · Aging SMART: Denise Brooks distributed Aging SMART Sourcebook. Website is up

  19. Longitudinal study of ASR performance on ageing voices 

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    Vipperla, Ravichander; Renals, Steve; Frankel, Joe

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents the results of a longitudinal study of ASR performance on ageing voices. Experiments were conducted on the audio recordings of the proceedings of the Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS). Results ...

  20. Understanding the genetics of aging: a canine model 

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    Canterberry, Sarah Christine

    2007-04-25

    As life expectancy in the United States increases each year, the percentage of the population that is comprised of aged individuals rises also. Researchers expect the largest increase in population to occur in the segment ...

  1. 6, 39453963, 2006 Methanol inside aged

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    ACPD 6, 3945­3963, 2006 Methanol inside aged tropical biomass burning plumes G. Dufour et al. Title Chemistry and Physics Discussions First space-borne measurements of methanol inside aged tropical biomass. Dufour (gaelle.dufour@lmd.polytechnique.fr) 3945 #12;ACPD 6, 3945­3963, 2006 Methanol inside aged

  2. HYGROTHERMAL AGING OF POLYIMIDE MATRIX COMPOSITE LAMINATES

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    Nairn, John A.

    HYGROTHERMAL AGING OF POLYIMIDE MATRIX COMPOSITE LAMINATES John A. Nairn and Man-Hee Han Materials-0560, USA SUMMARY: Two polyimide-matrix systems were subjected to a series of hygrothermal aging experiments at various temperatures and relative humidities. For each aging condition, we measured the microcracking

  3. Dry aging beef for the retail channel 

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    Smith, Robert David

    2007-09-17

    USDA Choice (n=48) and Select (n=48) paired Beef Loin, Short Loins, Short Cut (IMPS #174) were separated randomly into one of two treatments, dry or wet aging, and were aged for 14, 21, 28, or 35 d. At the end of each aging period, short loins were...

  4. FORUM REVIEW ARTICLE Alternative Perspectives on Aging

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    Gems, David

    FORUM REVIEW ARTICLE Alternative Perspectives on Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans: Reactive Oxygen mechanisms at the heart of the aging process are a long-standing mystery. An influential theory has it that aging is the result of an accumulation of molecular damage, caused in particular by reactive oxygen

  5. aging,Bioengineering, AcousticsCircuitsand

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    Lee, Tonghun

    Biom edicalIm aging,Bioengineering, AcousticsCircuitsand SignalProcessing Com m unicationsand) #12;Biom edicalIm aging,Bioengineering, Acoustics Circuitsand SignalProcessing Com m unicationsand. M. L. Oelze T. J. Overbye ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING (2 OF 3) #12;Biom edicalIm aging,Bioengineering

  6. The natural history of telomeres: tools for aging animals and exploring the aging process

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    Vleck, Carol

    The natural history of telomeres: tools for aging animals and exploring the aging process Carol M, IA 50014, USA Abstract We have been exploring the use of telomere length as a technique to age animals. If telomere restriction fragments (TRFs) shorten predictably with age in a particular tissue

  7. Characterization of Field-Aged Exhaust Gas Recirculation Cooler...

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    Field-Aged Exhaust Gas Recirculation Cooler Deposits Characterization of Field-Aged Exhaust Gas Recirculation Cooler Deposits Characterized field-aged exhaust gas recirculation...

  8. Local Land-Use Controls and Aging-Friendliness

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    Rosenthal, Larry A.

    2009-01-01

    A. 2001. “Aging and Smart Growth: Building Aging-Sensitivebuilding such product exclusively, or predominantly, because it creates homogenous-age zones, defeats smart-

  9. Aging and Longevity after Photoperiod Induced Variations in Life History /

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    Raiewski, Evan Eric

    2013-01-01

    predicts future outcomes in aging adults. J Geriatr Physprogramming of body size. Aging Cell, 9(4), Conti, B. ,thermoregulation and biological aging. Physiol Rev, 78(2),

  10. Understanding Aging: A Medical Humanities Approach to “Death in Venice“

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    English, David

    2008-01-01

    issues, understanding aging from a humanistic perspective isattempting to understand aging, I have divided the text intoAschenbach's experience with aging while in Germany. This

  11. The Next ICE Age | Department of Energy

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    More Documents & Publications The Next ICE Age Fuel Modification t Facilitate Future Combustion Regimes? Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies...

  12. Immigration Control in the Age of Migration

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    Wong, Tak Kei

    2011-01-01

    Policies for an Age of Migration. Washington D.C. : Carnegieed. ). 2011. Global Migration Governance. New York: OxfordCitizenship. ” International Migration Review 38 (2): 389-

  13. Aging and Radiation Effects in Stockpile Electronics

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    Hartman, E.F.

    1999-03-25

    It is likely that aging is affecting the radiation hardness of stockpile electronics, and we have seen apparent examples of aging that affects the electronic radiation hardness. It is also possible that low-level intrinsic radiation that is inherent during stockpile life will damage or in a sense age electronic components. Both aging and low level radiation effects on radiation hardness and stockpile reliability need to be further investigated by using both test and modeling strategies that include appropriate testing of electronic components withdrawn from the stockpile.

  14. For whom is "Successful Aging" Relevant?:(Re)defining the Aging Experience through the Voices of Hmong Elders

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    Vang, Mai Yang

    2013-01-01

    GE and Mukamal K. “Successful aging. ” American Journal ofand cultural context of adaptive aging among Southeast AsianThe Cultural Context of Aging. New York: Greenwood,

  15. Falls, Disability and Food Insecurity Present Challenges to Healthy Aging

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    Wallace, Steven P.; Molina, L. Cricel; Jhawar, Mona

    2007-01-01

    characteristics. Journal of Aging Health. 2001. 13:329-54.for prevention. Age and Aging. 2006:35 Supplement 2:ii37-Present Challenges to Healthy Aging Steven P. Wallace, L.

  16. Deactivation of Accelerated Engine-Aged and Field-Aged SCR Catalysts...

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    and Field-Aged SCR Catalysts and the Role of the DOC A technique for accelerated aging of SCR system (DOC -> SCR-> DPF) reveals two deactivation mechanisms and replicates...

  17. TGF- Sma/Mab Signaling Mutations Uncouple Reproductive Aging from Somatic Aging

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    Murphy, Coleen

    mutations and treatments that extend C. elegans' reproductive period also regulate longevity, suggesting, with infertility and maternal age-related birth defects arising during the fourth decade of life [1]. While reproductive aging may allow us to address the problems of maternal age-related infertility and birth defects

  18. Evidence of aging effects on certain safety-related components

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    Magleby, H.L.; Atwood, C.L.; MacDonald, P.E.; Edson, J.L.; Bramwell, D.L.

    1996-01-01

    In response to interest shown by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Principal Working Group I (PWG- 1) of the Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) conducted a generic study on the effects of aging of active components in nuclear power plants. (This focus on active components is consistent with PWG-l`s mandate; passive components are primarily within the mandate of PWG-3.) Representatives from France, Sweden, Finland, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom participated in the study by submitting reports documenting aging studies performed in their countries. This report consists of summaries of those reports, along with a comparison of the various statistical analysis methods used in the studies. The studies indicate that with some exceptions, active components generally do not present a significant aging problem in nuclear power plants. Design criteria and effective preventative maintenance programs, including timely replacement of components, are effective in mitigating potential aging problems. However, aging studies (such as qualitative and statistical analyses of failure modes and maintenance data) are an important part of efforts to identify and solve potential aging problems. Solving these problems typically includes such strategies as replacing suspect components with improved components, and implementing improved maintenance programs.

  19. Characterization of Dry-Air Aged Granules of Silver-Functionalized...

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    Org: USDOE Country of Publication: United States Language: English Subject: Reprocessing; Silver-functionalized arogel; Radioiodine; Aging; Sorption; BET; SEM; XRD Word...

  20. Utah Commission on Aging December Meeting Minutes

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    Tipple, Brett

    ­ Chair UT Area Agencies on Aging Excused Gary Kelso Long-Term Care William (Bill) Knowles UT Guests X Marion Davis (on behalf of Karla Aguirre) Dept. of Workforce Services X Cole Hansen Gov

  1. Aging of polymeric composites : a literature review

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    Treviño-Garrido, Margie N

    2013-01-01

    Due to their increased use in today's society, an extensive survey was undertaken in this report to condense what's been, thus far, discovered as to the effects of aging on polymeric composites. Special emphasis was placed ...

  2. Automatic Speech Recognition for ageing voices 

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    Vipperla, Ravichander

    2011-11-24

    With ageing, human voices undergo several changes which are typically characterised by increased hoarseness, breathiness, changes in articulatory patterns and slower speaking rate. The focus of this thesis is to understand ...

  3. Edublogging : instruction for the digital age learner

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    Felix, Jeffrey P.

    2007-01-01

    P. (2002). Blogs: A disruptive technology coming of age?I'm using the web, blogs, and other technology to supplementTechnology Access 249 xiii The Differences between Forums and Blogs.

  4. Maximum Entry and Mandatory Separation Ages for Certain Security Employees

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2001-10-11

    The policy establishes the DOE policy on maximum entry and mandatory separation ages for primary or secondary positions covered under special statutory retirement provisions and for those employees whose primary duties are the protection of officials of the United States against threats to personal safety or the investigation, apprehension, and detention of individuals suspected or convicted of offenses against the criminal laws of the United States. Admin Chg 1, dated 12-1-11, supersedes DOE P 310.1.

  5. Forever Young: Aging Control In DTNs

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    Altman, Eitan; Menasche, Daniel Sadoc; Xu, Yuedong

    2010-01-01

    The demand for Internet services that require frequent updates through small messages, also known as microblogging, has tremendously grown in the past few years. Although the use of such applications by domestic users is usually free, their access from mobile devices is subject to fees and consumes energy from limited batteries. If a user activates his mobile device and is in range of a service provider, a content update is received at the expense of monetary and energy costs. Thus, users face a tradeoff between such costs and their messages aging. The goal of this paper is to show how to cope with such a tradeoff, by devising \\emph{aging control policies}. An aging control policy consists of deciding, based on the current utility of the last message received, whether to activate the mobile device, and if so, which technology to use (WiFi or 3G). We present a model that yields the optimal aging control policy. Our model is based on a Markov Decision Process in which states correspond to message ages. Using ou...

  6. Restructuring and aging in a capillary suspension

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    Erin Koos; Wolfgang Kannowade; Norbert Willenbacher

    2014-10-16

    The rheological properties of capillary suspensions, suspensions with small amounts of an added immiscible fluid, are dramatically altered with the addition of the secondary fluid. We investigate a capillary suspension to determine how the network ages and restructures at rest and under applied external shear deformation. The present work uses calcium carbonate suspended in silicone oil (11 % solids) with added water as a model system. Aging of capillary suspensions and their response to applied oscillatory shear is distinctly different from particulate gels dominated by the van der Waals forces. The suspensions dominated by the capillary force are very sensitive to oscillatory flow, with the linear viscoelastic regime ending at a deformation of only 0.1 % and demonstrating power-law aging behavior. This aging persists for long times at low deformations or for shorter times with a sudden decrease in the strength at higher deformations. This aging behavior suggests that the network is able to rearrange and even rupture. This same sensitivity is not demonstrated in shear flow where very high shear rates are required to rupture the agglomerates returning the apparent viscosity of capillary suspensions to the same viscosity as for the pure vdW suspension. A transitional region is also present at intermediate water contents wherein the material response depends very strongly on the type, strength, and duration of the external forcing.

  7. Health, Medicine and Aging Concentration Concentrations in Sociology

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    Turc, Catalin

    Sociology Health, Medicine and Aging Concentration Concentrations in Sociology Students majoring. The 4 concentrations are: · Crime, Law and Justice · Health, Medicine and Aging · Gender, Work and Family · Social Inequality Health, Medicine and Aging Concentration Undergraduate students majoring

  8. INCREASED STRENGTHENING OF AUSTENITIC ALLOYS THROUGH DUAL AGING

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    Ma, Annie

    2011-01-01

    d o - - -700°C after first aging at 745°C /2 hr tween) (nobJ,J". _.J__ __JI (TOTAL) AGING TIME (hr) XBL Figure 22 aALLOYS THROUGH DUAL AGING Annie Ma Inorganic Materials

  9. Memory for sequences of events impaired in typical aging.

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    Allen, TA; Morris, AM; Stark, SM; Fortin, NJ; Stark, CE

    2015-01-01

    340. Salthouse TA. 2000. Aging and measures of processingSpecific- and partial- source memory: effects of aging.Psychol Aging 19: 689 –694. Small SA, Tsai WY, DeLaPaz R,

  10. Understanding the Emotions of Others: Loss or Gain in Aging?

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    Sze, Jocelyn Andrea

    2010-01-01

    theory. Psychology and Aging, 7(3), 331-8. Carstensen, L.2007). The Handbook of Aging and Cognition: Third Edition (The Posterior-Anterior Shift in Aging. Cereb. Cortex, 18(5),

  11. Stress Relaxation in Aging Soft Colloidal Glasses

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    Ranjini Bandyopadhyay; P. Harsha Mohan; Yogesh M. Joshi

    2010-03-25

    We investigate the stress relaxation behavior on the application of step strains to aging aqueous suspensions of the synthetic clay Laponite. The stress exhibits a two-step decay, from which the slow relaxation modes are extracted as functions of the sample ages and applied step strain deformations. Interestingly, the slow time scales that we estimate show a dramatic enhancement with increasing strain amplitudes. We argue that the system ends up exploring the deeper sections of its energy landscape following the application of the step strain.

  12. Aging assessment for active fire protection systems

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    Ross, S.B. [Science and Engineering Associates, Inc. (United States); Nowlen, S.P.; Tanaka, T. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1995-06-01

    This study assessed the impact of aging on the performance and reliability of active fire protection systems including both fixed fire suppression and fixed fire detection systems. The experience base shows that most nuclear power plants have an aggressive maintenance and testing program and are finding degraded fire protection system components before a failure occurs. Also, from the data reviewed it is clear that the risk impact of fire protection system aging is low. However, it is assumed that a more aggressive maintenance and testing program involving preventive diagnostics may reduce the risk impact even further.

  13. Tritium Aging Effects in Palladium on Kieselguhr

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    Shanahan, K.L.; Holder, J.S.; Wermer, J.R.

    1998-10-01

    50 weight % Pd on kieselguhr (Pd/k) is used in hydrogen isotope separation processes at the Savannah River Site. Long term aging studies on this material were undertaken in June, 1992. P-c-T data showing the aging effect of tritium loading for long periods will be presented and discussed covering from June, 1992 to March, 1997. Lowering of plateau pressures and increasing indications of in homogeneities have been observed in both tritium and deuterium absorption isotherms at 0 C, and desorption isotherms at 80 and 120 C.

  14. Mechanical Testing of TR-55 Rubber Thermally Aged Under Tensile...

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    Mechanical Testing of TR-55 Rubber Thermally Aged Under Tensile Strain Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Mechanical Testing of TR-55 Rubber Thermally Aged Under Tensile...

  15. The Development of Rapid Aging and Poisoning Protocols for Diesel...

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    The Development of Rapid Aging and Poisoning Protocols for Diesel Aftertreatment Devices The Development of Rapid Aging and Poisoning Protocols for Diesel Aftertreatment Devices...

  16. Rapid Aging Protocols for Diesel Aftertreatment Devices: NOx...

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    Aging Protocols for Diesel Aftertreatment Devices: NOx Abatement Catalysts Rapid Aging Protocols for Diesel Aftertreatment Devices: NOx Abatement Catalysts Poster presentation at...

  17. Diagnostic and Prognostic Analysis of Battery Performance & Aging...

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    and Prognostic Analysis of Battery Performance & Aging based on Kinetic and Thermodynamic Principles Diagnostic and Prognostic Analysis of Battery Performance & Aging based on...

  18. An Accelerated Aging Method for Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment...

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    An Accelerated Aging Method for Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems An Accelerated Aging Method for Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems Poster presented at the 16th Directions...

  19. Effect of non-ageing and ageing ceria nanoparticles suspensions on fresh water micro-algae

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Effect of non-ageing and ageing ceria nanoparticles suspensions on fresh water micro-algae Manier nanoparticle (nCeO2) suspensions, towards freshwater micro-algae assessing the effect nCeO2 suspensions microscopy (TEM). In addition, the interaction between NPs and algae were investigated using flow

  20. Narayanaswamy's 1971 aging theory and material time

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    Jeppe C. Dyre

    2015-08-23

    The Bochkov-Kuzovlev nonlinear fluctuation-dissipation theorem is used to derive Narayanaswamy's phenomenological theory of physical aging, in which this highly nonlinear phenomenon is described by a linear material-time convolution integral. A characteristic property of the Narayanaswamy aging description is material-time translational invariance, and this is here taken as a basic assumption of the derivation. It is shown that only one possible definition of the material time obeys this invariance, namely the square of the distance travelled from a configuration of the system far back in time. The paper concludes with suggestions for computer simulations that test for consequences of material-time translational invariance. One of these is a "unique-triangles property" according to which any three points on the system's path form a triangle such that two side lengths determine the third; this is analogous to the well-known triangular relation for time-autocorrelation functions of aging spin glasses [L. F. Cugliandolo and J. Kurchan, J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 27, 5749 (1994)]. The unique-triangles property implies a simple geometric interpretation of out-of-equilibrium time-autocorrelation functions, which extends to aging a previously proposed framework for such functions in equilibrium [J. C. Dyre, cond-mat/9712222].

  1. Life history, longevity and aging Population ecology

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    Wilkinson, Gerald S.

    = intrinsic rate of population growth dN/dt = (b-d)N = rN "r-selected" #12;Logistic population growth Addition of a density dependent term results in logistic growth K = carrying capacity dN/dt = rN (K-N)/K "K to allocation of resources between maintenance and reproduction #12;Reproductive value · Age

  2. The Mobile Web Comes of Age

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    Chen, Yuanzhu Peter

    The Mobile Web Comes of Age Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols T he mobile Web has changed dramatically can do on the Web, said Stephen O'Grady, cofounder of and analyst with Red- Monk, a market research, such as phones, now have larger screens with better resolution, making Web browsing more worthwhile, noted

  3. Eucalyptus fuelwood growth rate improves with age

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    Eucalyptus fuelwood growth rate improves with age Dean R. Donaldson 0 Richard B. Standiford I n The two species of Eucalyptus were the fastest growing of the five tree spe- cies evaluated at Grant Street (table 1). Manna gum, Eucalyptus viminalis, al- though about a year younger, is signifi- cantly

  4. ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON SUCCESSFUL AGING FINDING BALANCE

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    3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON SUCCESSFUL AGING FINDING BALANCE: ENHANCING PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, and how to improve them. Finding Balance Supports Our Well-Being. Dr. Glisky will talk about how balance in humans; Evolutionary medicine. Balance Exercises and Fitness to Prevent Injuries and Cognitive Decline

  5. AGE -A HEA Cancer FoRs

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    Balasuriya, Sanjeeva

    CANCER CANCER R REVIEW D DR ADAM B FoRs RESEARCH DOCUMENT BUTLER, RE H COVERA T ESEARCH P AGE;Cancer FoRs 5 June 2013 Page 2 BACKGROUND This document was created for the Health and Medical Research Strategic Review and attempts to outline the coverage of cancer research throughout the university

  6. Discouraging Software Piracy Using Software Aging

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    Discouraging Software Piracy Using Software Aging Markus Jakobsson Michael Reiter Abstract Most people consider frequent software updates a nuisance. However, we show how this common phenomenon can be turned into a feature that protects against software piracy. We define a protocol for "drop-in" upgrades

  7. Stone Age Distributed Computing (Extended Abstract)

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    Stone Age Distributed Computing (Extended Abstract) Yuval Emek Distributed Computing Group ETH Zurich, Switzerland yemek@ethz.ch Roger Wattenhofer Distributed Computing Group ETH Zurich, Switzerland and cellular automata is suitable for applying the distributed computing lens to the study of networks of sub

  8. STRAIN AGING OF AUSTENITIC HADFIELD MANGANESE STEEL

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    Grujicic, Mica

    STRAIN AGING OF AUSTENITIC HADFIELD MANGANESE STEEL W. S. OWEN1 { and M. GRUJICIC2 1 Department®eld steel is discussed in terms of the interstitial octahedron, local-order model, which de®nes order on the metal sublattice are frozen on sites determined either by the high-temperature equilibrium anneal

  9. Deactivation of Accelerated Engine-Aged and Field-Aged SCR Catalysts and the Role of the DOC

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A technique for accelerated aging of SCR system (DOC -> SCR-> DPF) reveals two deactivation mechanisms and replicates field-aged effects

  10. Adapting Dry Cask Storage for Aging at a Geologic Repository

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    C. Sanders; D. Kimball

    2005-08-02

    A Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Aging System is a crucial part of operations at the proposed Yucca Mountain repository in the United States. Incoming commercial SNF that does not meet thermal limits for emplacement will be aged on outdoor pads. U.S. Department of Energy SNF will also be managed using the Aging System. Proposed site-specific designs for the Aging System are closely based upon designs for existing dry cask storage (DCS) systems. This paper evaluates the applicability of existing DCS systems for use in the SNF Aging System at Yucca Mountain. The most important difference between existing DCS facilities and the Yucca Mountain facility is the required capacity. Existing DCS facilities typically have less than 50 casks. The current design for the aging pad at Yucca Mountain calls for a capacity of over 2,000 casks (20,000 MTHM) [1]. This unprecedented number of casks poses some unique problems. The response of DCS systems to off-normal and accident conditions needs to be re-evaluated for multiple storage casks. Dose calculations become more complicated, since doses from multiple or very long arrays of casks can dramatically increase the total boundary dose. For occupational doses, the geometry of the cask arrays and the order of loading casks must be carefully considered in order to meet ALARA goals during cask retrieval. Due to the large area of the aging pad, skyshine must also be included when calculating public and worker doses. The expected length of aging will also necessitate some design adjustments. Under 10 CFR 72.236, DCS systems are initially certified for a period of 20 years [2]. Although the Yucca Mountain facility is not intended to be a storage facility under 10 CFR 72, the operational life of the SNF Aging System is 50 years [1]. Any cask system selected for use in aging will have to be qualified to this design lifetime. These considerations are examined, and a summary is provided of the adaptations that must be made in order to use DCS technologies successfully at a geologic repository.

  11. Ages of globular clusters: breaking the age-distance degeneracy with the luminosity function

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    Paolo Padoan; Raul Jimenez

    1996-03-14

    We extend our previous method to determine globular cluster ages using the luminosity function (Jimenez \\& Padoan 1996). We show that the luminosity function depends on both age and distance modulus and that it is possible to distinguish between the two. This method provides at the same time independent determinations of distance and age of a GC by simply counting the number of stars found inside specified luminosity bins. The main uncertainties in other traditional methods for determining GCs ages are absent (e.g. mixing length, color-$T_{\\rm eff}$ calibration, morphology of the color-magnitude diagram ). The distance modulus is the biggest uncertainty in determining the age of GCs. Here we show that the age can be determined with small uncertainty for any value of distance modulus using the LF and that the LF allows a determination of the distance modulus itself. This is explained by the fact that the luminosity function is affected by a change in distance-modulus in a way that is different from its time evolution. If GC stellar counts with statistical errors not larger than $3\\%$ are available, the age can be determined with an uncertainty of about 0.4 Gyr (independent of distance modulus, mixing length and color calibration) and the distance modulus with an uncertainty of about 0.04 mag.

  12. Age and growth of red hind Epinephelus guttatus in

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    analysis (Thompson and Munro 1974). However, neither study is recent and neither validated the ageing

  13. A Compositional and Dynamic Model for Face Aging

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    Zhu, Song Chun

    A Compositional and Dynamic Model for Face Aging Jinli Suo, Song-Chun Zhu, Shiguang Shan, Member model for face aging. The compositional model represents faces in each age group by a hierarchical And.) crucial for age perception and Or nodes represent large diversity of faces by alternative selections

  14. Direct tests of single-parameter aging

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    Tina Hecksher; Niels Boye Olsen; Jeppe C. Dyre

    2015-06-12

    This paper presents accurate data for the physical aging of organic glasses just below the glass transition probed by monitoring the following quantities after temperature up and down jumps: the shear-mechanical resonance frequency (around 360 kHz), the dielectric loss at 1 Hz, the real part of the dielectric constant at 10 kHz, and the loss-peak frequency of the dielectric beta process (around 10 kHz). The setup used allows for keeping temperature constant within 100 micro Kelvin and for thermal equilibration within a few seconds after a temperature jump. The data conform to a new simplified version of the classical Tool-Narayanaswamy aging formalism, which makes it possible to calculate one relaxation curve directly from another without any fitting to analytical functions.

  15. Human Age Estimation From Skeletal and Dental Human Age Estimation From Skeletal and Dental

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    Lucy, David

    and Section for Forensic Odontology, Oslo, Norway, for willingly providing what must be the world's most, likelihood, senescence, ageing, hard-tissue. Anthropologists and forensic scientists have found adult human

  16. Executive dysfunction in aging: Are Virtual Reality environments valid within the context of normal aging

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    Webster, Holly E

    2008-06-27

    The objective of the current study was to assess how applicable developments in the use of virtual reality paradigms were in the studying of executive functioning within a normally aging sample. Traditional measures such as the Tower of London task...

  17. Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Aging and Emotion 1 RUNNING HEAD: Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Aging and Emotion

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    Cabeza, Roberto

    Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Aging and Emotion 1 RUNNING HEAD: Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Aging and Emotion Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Aging and Emotion: Fronto:peggy.st.jacques@duke.edu #12;Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Aging and Emotion 2 Abstract Emotional processes are enhanced

  18. Insights into accelerated aging of SSL luminaires

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    Davis, J. Lynn; Lamvik, Michael; Bittle, James; Shepherd, Sarah; Yaga, Robert; Baldasaro, Nick; Solano, Eric; Bobashev, Georgiy

    2013-09-30

    Although solid-state lighting (SSL) products are often intended to have product lifetimes of 15 years or more, the rapid change in technology has created a need for accelerated life tests (ALTs) that can be performed in the span of several months. A critical element of interpreting results from any systems-level ALT is understanding of the impact of the test environment on each component. Because of its ubiquity in electronics, the use of temperature-humidity environments as potential ALTs for SSL luminaires was investigated. Results from testing of populations of three commercial 6” downlights in environments of 85oC and 85% relative humiditymore »(RH) and 75oC and 75% RH are reported. These test environments were found to accelerate lumen depreciation of the entire luminaire optical system, including LEDs, lenses, and reflectors. The effects of aging were found to depend strongly on both the optical materials that were used and the design of the luminaire; this shows that the lumen maintenance behavior of SSL luminaires must be addressed at the optical systems level. Temperature-Humidity ALTs can be a useful test in understand lumainaire depreciation provided that proper consideration is given to the different aging rates of various materials. Since the impact of the temperature-humidity environment varies among components of the optical system, uniform aging of all system components in a single test is difficult to achieve.« less

  19. Insights into accelerated aging of SSL luminaires

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    Davis, J. Lynn; Lamvik, Michael; Bittle, James; Shepherd, Sarah; Yaga, Robert; Baldasaro, Nick; Solano, Eric; Bobashev, Georgiy

    2013-09-30

    Although solid-state lighting (SSL) products are often intended to have product lifetimes of 15 years or more, the rapid change in technology has created a need for accelerated life tests (ALTs) that can be performed in the span of several months. A critical element of interpreting results from any systems-level ALT is understanding of the impact of the test environment on each component. Because of its ubiquity in electronics, the use of temperature-humidity environments as potential ALTs for SSL luminaires was investigated. Results from testing of populations of three commercial 6” downlights in environments of 85oC and 85% relative humidity (RH) and 75oC and 75% RH are reported. These test environments were found to accelerate lumen depreciation of the entire luminaire optical system, including LEDs, lenses, and reflectors. The effects of aging were found to depend strongly on both the optical materials that were used and the design of the luminaire; this shows that the lumen maintenance behavior of SSL luminaires must be addressed at the optical systems level. Temperature-Humidity ALTs can be a useful test in understand lumainaire depreciation provided that proper consideration is given to the different aging rates of various materials. Since the impact of the temperature-humidity environment varies among components of the optical system, uniform aging of all system components in a single test is difficult to achieve.

  20. Anti-Oxidants, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Cognitive Decline with Aging

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    Patel, Tanu Ashok

    2011-01-01

    neurobiology of cognitive aging”. Ageing Research Reviewsinterventions. Neurobiology of Aging , 133-136. Cutler, R.1991). Antioxidants and aging. American Journal of Clinical

  1. Aging analyses of aircraft wire insulation

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    GILLEN,KENNETH T.; CLOUGH,ROGER LEE; CELINA,MATHIAS C.; AUBERT,JAMES H.; MALONE,G. MICHAEL

    2000-05-08

    Over the past two decades, Sandia has developed a variety of specialized analytical techniques for evaluating the long-term aging and stability of cable insulation and other related materials. These techniques have been applied to cable reliability studies involving numerous insulation types and environmental factors. This work has allowed the monitoring of the occurrence and progression of cable material deterioration in application environments, and has provided insights into material degradation mechanisms. It has also allowed development of more reliable lifetime prediction methodologies. As a part of the FAA program for intrusive inspection of aircraft wiring, they are beginning to apply a battery of techniques to assessing the condition of cable specimens removed from retired aircraft. It is anticipated that in a future part of this program, they may employ these techniques in conjunction with accelerated aging methodologies and models that the authros have developed and employed in the past to predict cable lifetimes. The types of materials to be assessed include 5 different wire types: polyimide, PVC/Glass/Nylon, extruded XL-polyalkene/PVDF, Poly-X, and XL-ETFE. This presentation provides a brief overview of the main techniques that will be employed in assessing the state of health of aircraft wire insulation. The discussion will be illustrated with data from their prior cable aging studies, highlighting the methods used and their important conclusions. A few of the techniques that they employ are widely used in aging studies on polymers, but others are unique to Sandia. All of their techniques are non-proprietary, and maybe of interest for use by others in terms of application to aircraft wiring analysis. At the end of this report is a list showing some leading references to papers that have been published in the open literature which provide more detailed information on the analytical techniques for elastomer aging studies. The first step in the investigation of aircraft wiring is to evaluate the applicability of their various techniques to aircraft cables, after which they expect to identify a limited subset of techniques which are appropriate for each of the major aircraft wiring types. The techniques of initial interest in the studies of aging aircraft wire are as follows: optical microscopy; mandrel bend test; tensile test/elongation at break; density measurements; modulus profiling/(spatially-resolved micro-hardness); oxygen induction time/oxygen induction temperature (by differential scanning calorimetry); solvent-swelling/gel fraction; infrared spectroscopy (with chemical derivatization as warranted); chemiluminescence; thermo-oxidative wear-out assessment; The first two techniques are the simplest and quickest to apply; those further down the list tend to be more information rich and in some cases more sensitive, but also generally more specialized and more time consuming to run. Accordingly, the procedure will be to apply the simplest tests for purposes of preliminary screening of large numbers of samples. For any given material type, it can be expected that only a limited number of the other techniques will prove to be useful, and therefore, the more specialized techniques will be used on a limited number of selected samples. Samples of aircraft wiring have begun to be released to the authors in late April; they include in this report some limited and preliminary data on these materials.

  2. On the seismic age of the Sun

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    G. Houdek; D. O. Gough

    2007-10-03

    We use low-degree acoustic modes obtained by the BiSON to estimate the main-sequence age $t_\\odot$ of the Sun. The calibration is accomplished by linearizing the deviations from a standard solar model the seismic frequencies of which are close to those of the Sun. Formally, we obtain the preliminary value $t_\\odot=4.68\\pm0.02 $Gy, coupled with an initial heavy-element abundance $Z=0.0169\\pm0.0005$. The quoted standard errors, which are not independent, are upper bounds implied under the assumption that the standard errors in the observed frequencies are independent.

  3. Asian Age Enterprise Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar Energy LLC Jump to: navigation,SummariesAshman Technologies JumpAge

  4. Rock of Ages | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmental Jump to:EA EIS Report UrlNM-bRenewable Energy|Gas and Electricof Ages Jump to:

  5. AGE UFMG Incubator | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmental Jump to:EAand Dalton JumpProgram |RecentSulfonateAFV SolutionsEnergyOpenAGE UFMG

  6. Overview of Modeling and Simulations of Plutonium Aging

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    Schwartz, A J; Wolfer, W G

    2007-04-24

    Computer-aided materials research is now an integral part of science and technology. It becomes particularly valuable when comprehensive experimental investigations and materials testing are too costly, hazardous, or of excessive duration; then, theoretical and computational studies can supplement and enhance the information gained from limited experimental data. Such is the case for improving our fundamental understanding of the properties of aging plutonium in the nuclear weapons stockpile. The question of the effects of plutonium aging on the safety, security, and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile emerged after the United States closed its plutonium manufacturing facility in 1989 and decided to suspend any further underground testing of nuclear weapons in 1992. To address this, the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) initiated a research program to investigate plutonium aging, i.e., the changes with time of properties of Pu-Ga alloys employed in the nuclear weapons and to develop models describing these changes sufficiently reliable to forecast them for several decades. The November 26, 2006 press release by the NNSA summarizes the conclusions of the investigation, '...there appear to be no serious or sudden changes occurring, or expected to occur, in plutonium that would affect performance of pits beyond the well-understood, gradual degradation of plutonium materials'. Furthermore, 'These studies show that the degradation of plutonium in our nuclear weapons will not affect warhead reliability for decades', then NNSA Administrator Linton Brooks said. 'It is now clear that although plutonium aging contributes, other factors control the overall life expectancy of nuclear weapons systems'. The origin of plutonium aging is the natural decay of certain plutonium isotopes. Specifically, it is the process of alpha decay in which a plutonium atom spontaneously splits into a 5 MeV alpha particle and an 85keV uranium recoil. The alpha particle traverses the lattice, slowly loosing energy through electronic excitations, acquiring two electrons to become a helium atom, then finally coming to rest approximately 10 microns away with the generation of a few-hundred Frenkel pairs. The uranium recoil immediately displaces a couple-thousand Pu atoms from their original lattice sites. This process, which occurs at a rate of approximately 41 parts-per-million per year, is the source of potential property changes in aging plutonium. Plutonium aging encompasses many areas of research: radiation damage and radiation effects, diffusion of point defects, impurities and alloying elements, solid state phase transformations, dislocation dynamics and mechanical properties, equations of state under extreme pressures, as well as surface oxidation and corrosion. Theory, modeling, and computer simulations are involved to various degrees in many of these areas. The joint research program carried out at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory encompassed experimental measurements of numerous properties of newly fabricated reference alloys, archival material that have accumulated the effects of several decades of radioactive decay, and accelerated aging alloys in which the isotropic composition was adjusted to increase the rate of self-irradiation damage. In particular, the physical and chemical processes of nuclear materials degradation were to be studied individually and in great depth. Closely coupled to the experimental efforts are theory, modeling, and simulations. These efforts, validated by the experiments, aim to develop predictive models to evaluate the effects of age on the properties of plutonium. The need to obtain a scientific understanding of plutonium aging has revitalized fundamental research on actinides and plutonium in particular. For example, the experimental discovery of superconductivity in Pu-based compounds, the observation of helium bubbles in naturally aged material, and the measurement of phonon dispersion properties in gallium-stabilized delta plu

  7. Activation of the metabolic sensor-AMP activated protein kinase reverses impairment of angiogenesis in aging myocardial microvascular endothelial cells. Implications for the aging heart.

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    Ahluwalia, A; Tarnawski, A S

    2011-01-01

    AS. Impaired angiogenesis in aging myocardial microvascularprotein kinase enzyme in aging myocardial microvascularphosphorylated) AMPK in aging MMECs 2.1-fold (P<0.01) vs.

  8. Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging

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    Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Print Wednesday, 25 February 2009 00:00 XPD helicase is an enzyme...

  9. Sean; Tanner, Danelle Mary 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; AGING; SENSORS...

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    an aging experiment that was established in FY09 and completed in FY10 for the Sandia MEMS Passive Shock Sensor. A total of 37 packages were aged at different temperatures and...

  10. Age Dating of Mixed SNM--Preliminary Investigations

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    Yuan, D., Guss, P. P., Yfantis, E., Klingensmith, A., Emer, D.

    2011-12-01

    Recently we investigated the nuclear forensics problem of age determination for mixed special nuclear material (SNM). Through limited computational mixing experiments and interactive age analysis, it was observed that age dating results are generally affected by the mixing of samples with different assays or even by small radioactive material contamination. The mixing and contamination can be detected through interactive age analysis, a function provided by the Decay Interaction, Visualization and Analysis (DIVA) software developed by NSTec. It is observed that for mixed SNM with two components, the age estimators typically fall into two distinct clusters on the time axis. This suggests that averaging or other simple statistical methods may not always be suitable for age dating SNM mixtures. Instead, an interactive age analysis would be more suitable for age determination of material components of such SNM mixtures. This work was supported by the National Center for Nuclear Security (NCNS).

  11. Fact #614: March 15, 2010 Average Age of Household Vehicles

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    The average age of household vehicles has increased from 6.6 years in 1977 to 9.2 years in 2009. Pickup trucks have the oldest average age in every year listed. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs), first...

  12. Managing Aging Effects on Dry Cask Storage Systems for Extended...

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    Managing Aging Effects on Dry Cask Storage Systems for Extended Long Term Storage and Transportation of Used Fuel Rev0 Managing Aging Effects on Dry Cask Storage Systems for...

  13. Research Report Age differences of multivariate network expressions during task-switching

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    Columbia University, Taub Institute, 630 West 168th Street, P & S Box 16, New York, NY 10032, United States as well as corrective interventions for age-related decline (Lustig, Shah, Seidler, & Reuter-Lorenz, 2009

  14. 2014 Healthy Aging Alliance Conference "Harnessing Science and Communities

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    2014 Healthy Aging Alliance Conference "Harnessing Science and Communities for Healthy Brain Aging:45 ­ 4:45 pm Hosted by the OHSU Healthy Aging Alliance in Partnership with: Portland State UniversityDigitalPhotos.net Alliance Co-Chairs Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH eckstrom@ohsu.edu Henryk Urbanski, PhD, DSc urbanski

  15. Virtual Age: Enabling Technologies and Trends Hamid Mahmoodi 1

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    Mahmoodi, Hamid

    . This much-needed breakthrough manifested itself in the form of the industrial revolution. Industrial revolution signaled the end of the Agricultural Age and moved the human society forward towards the Industrial Age which lasted for about 500 years. In this age, great inventions, such as, the steam engine

  16. Surface Aging by Impacts Eric Paquettea,b

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    Montréal, Université de

    Surface Aging by Impacts Eric Paquettea,b Pierre Poulina George Drettakisb a LIGUM DIRO, Universit aging technique that simulates the deformation of an object caused by repetitive impacts over long aging effects of repetitive impacts, significantly in- creasing their realism. Key words: Realism

  17. Aging and Complexity in Equilibrium Dynamics K. Ehrenberger

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    Svozil, Karl

    Aging and Complexity in Equilibrium Dynamics K. Ehrenberger ENT Department, University of Vienna W age, the fractal dimension of the graph of postural stability decreases. From the many aspects of aging, the possible loss of complexity of cer- tain physiological functions and processes is seldomly

  18. Aging, Estrogen Loss and Epoxyeicosatrienoic Acids Alison R. Lee1.

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    Hammock, Bruce D.

    Aging, Estrogen Loss and Epoxyeicosatrienoic Acids (EETs) Alison R. Lee1. , Angela S. Pechenino1 loss, caused by menopause, and aging have inflammatory consequences. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs cyclooxygenases and lipoxygenases. We hypothesized that aging and estrogen loss would reduce levels of anti

  19. Aging and Complexity in Equilibrium Dynamics K. Ehrenberger

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    Svozil, Karl

    Aging and Complexity in Equilibrium Dynamics K. Ehrenberger ENT Department, University of Vienna W With increasing age, the fractal dimension of the graph of postural stability decreases. From the many aspects of aging, the possible loss of complexity of cer­ tain physiological functions and processes is seldomly

  20. Emerging perspectives in social neuroscience and neuroeconomics of aging

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    Mather, Mara

    Emerging perspectives in social neuroscience and neuroeconomics of aging Lisbeth Nielsen1 and Mara Mather2 1 Division of Behavioral and Social Research, National Institute on Aging/National Institutes and Affective Neuroscience on Aging Research, and offers a broad conceptual and methodological framework

  1. A Markovian, Variation-Aware Circuit-Level Aging Model

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    Cotofana, Sorin

    A Markovian, Variation-Aware Circuit-Level Aging Model Nicoleta Cucu Laurenciu, and Sorin Dan.CucuLaurenciu, S.D.Cotofana}@tudelft.nl Abstract--Accurate age modeling, and fast, yet robust relia- bility sign at design-time appropriate guardbands selection and effective aging mitigation/compensation techniques

  2. Minute Effects of Sex on the Aging Brain: A Multisample Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

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    Fjell, Anders M.

    Age is associated with substantial macrostructural brain changes. While some recent magnetic resonance imaging studies have reported larger age effects in men than women, others find no sex differences. As brain morphometry ...

  3. Dark Energy in the Dark Ages

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    Eric V. Linder

    2006-04-11

    Non-negligible dark energy density at high redshifts would indicate dark energy physics distinct from a cosmological constant or ``reasonable'' canonical scalar fields. Such dark energy can be constrained tightly through investigation of the growth of structure, with limits of \\la2% of total energy density at z\\gg1 for many models. Intermediate dark energy can have effects distinct from its energy density; the dark ages acceleration can be constrained to last less than 5% of a Hubble e-fold time, exacerbating the coincidence problem. Both the total linear growth, or equivalently \\sigma_8, and the shape and evolution of the nonlinear mass power spectrum for zenergy behavior over the entire range z=0-1100.

  4. Accelerated Aging of Polymer Composite Bridge Materials

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    Carlson, Nancy Margaret; Blackwood, Larry Gene; Torres, Lucinda Laine; Rodriguez, Julio Gallardo; Yoder, Timothy Scott

    1999-03-01

    Accelerated aging research on samples of composite material and candidate ultraviolet (UV) protective coatings is determining the effects of six environmental factors on material durability. Candidate fastener materials are being evaluated to determine corrosion rates and crevice corrosion effects at load-bearing joints. This work supports field testing of a 30-ft long, 18-ft wide polymer matrix composite (PMC) bridge at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). Durability results and sensor data from tests with live loads provide information required for determining the cost/benefit measures to use in life-cycle planning, determining a maintenance strategy, establishing applicable inspection techniques, and establishing guidelines, standards, and acceptance criteria for PMC bridges for use in the transportation infrastructure.

  5. Passive absolute age and temperature history sensor

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    Robinson, Alex; Vianco, Paul T.

    2015-11-10

    A passive sensor for historic age and temperature sensing, including a first member formed of a first material, the first material being either a metal or a semiconductor material and a second member formed of a second material, the second material being either a metal or a semiconductor material. A surface of the second member is in contact with a surface of the first member such that, over time, the second material of the second member diffuses into the first material of the first member. The rate of diffusion for the second material to diffuse into the first material depends on a temperature of the passive sensor. One of the electrical conductance, the electrical capacitance, the electrical inductance, the optical transmission, the optical reflectance, or the crystalline structure of the passive sensor depends on the amount of the second material that has diffused into the first member.

  6. Aging management guideline for commercial nuclear power plants - heat exchangers

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    Booker, S.; Lehnert, D.; Daavettila, N.; Palop, E.

    1994-06-01

    This Aging Management Guideline (AMG) describes recommended methods for effective detection and mitigation of age-related degradation mechanisms in commercial nuclear power plant heat exchangers important to license renewal. The intent of this AMG is to assist plant maintenance and operations personnel in maximizing the safe, useful life of these components. It also supports the documentation of effective aging management programs required under the License Renewal Rule 10 CFR 54. This AMG is presented in a manner that allows personnel responsible for performance analysis and maintenance to compare their plant-specific aging mechanisms (expected or already experienced) and aging management program activities to the more generic results and recommendations presented herein.

  7. Aging generates regular motions in weakly chaotic systems

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    Takuma Akimoto; Eli Barkai

    2012-09-27

    Using intermittent maps with infinite invariant measures, we investigate the universality of time-averaged observables under aging conditions. According to Aaronson-Darling-Kac theorem, in non-aged dynamical systems with infinite invariant measures, the distribution of the normalized time averages of integrable functions converge to the Mittag-Leffler distribution. This well known theorem holds when the start of observations coincides with the start of the dynamical processes. Introducing a concept of the aging limit where the aging time $t_a$ and the total measurement time $t$ goes to infinity while the aging ratio $t_a/t$ is a constant, we obtain a novel distributional limit theorem of time-averaged observables integrable with respect to the infinite invariant density. Applying the theorem to the Lyapunov exponent in intermittent maps, we find that regular motions and a weakly chaotic behavior coexist in the aging limit. This mixed type of dynamics is controlled by the aging ratio and hence is very different from the usual scenario of regular and chaotic motions in Hamiltonian systems. The probability of finding regular motions in non-aged processes is zero, while in the aging regime it is finite and it increases when system ages.

  8. LIGA microsystems aging : evaluation and mitigation.

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    Cadden, Charles H.; Yang, Nancy Y. C.; San Marchi, Christopher W.

    2003-12-01

    The deployment of LIGA structures in DP applications requires a thorough understanding of potential long term physical and chemical changes that may occur during service. While these components are generally fabricated from simple metallic systems such as copper, nickel and nickel alloys, the electroplating process used to form them creates microstructural features which differ from those found in conventional (e.g. ingot metallurgy) processing of such materials. Physical changes in non-equilibrium microstructures may occur due to long term exposure to temperatures sufficient to permit atomic and vacancy mobility. Chemical changes, particularly at the surfaces of LIGA parts, may occur in the presence of gaseous chemical species (e.g. water vapor, HE off-gassing compounds) and contact with other metallic structures. In this study, we have characterized the baseline microstructure of several nickel-based materials that are used to fabricate LIGA structures. Solute content and distribution was found to have a major effect on the electroplated microstructures. Microstructural features were correlated to measurements of hardness and tensile strength. Dormancy testing was conducted on one of the baseline compositions, nickel-sulfamate. Groups of specimens were exposed to controlled thermal cycles; subsequent examinations compared properties of 'aged' specimens to the baseline conditions. Results of our testing indicate that exposure to ambient temperatures (-54 C to 71 C) do not result in microstructural changes that might be expected to significantly effect mechanical performance. Additionally, no localized changes in surface appearance were found as a result of contact between electroplated parts.

  9. Blue Planet: The 'Age of Insects' -(United Press International) http://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20050125-040547-3838r.htm 1 of 4 18/07/2005 21:33

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    Wenseleers, Tom

    Commentary: Auschwitz and grace China commutes monk's death sentence UPI Energy Watch Blue Planet: The 'Age://www.washtimes.com/upi-breaking/20050125-040547-3838r.htm 1 of 4 18/07/2005 21:33 Advertise Subscribe Search Site Map Front Page Nation/Politics Electronics / Computers Education Health Entertainment Today's Newspaper Ad Enter Symbol Nation/Politics World

  10. Directed polymer in random media in two dimensions: Numerical study of the aging dynamics Laboratoire de Physique Theorique de l'Ecole Normale Superieure, Unite Propre du CNRS, Associee a` l'Ecole Normale Superieure

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    Barrat, Alain

    Directed polymer in random media in two dimensions: Numerical study of the aging dynamics A. Barrat dynamics of a directed polymer in random media, in 1 1 dimensions. Through temperature quench. INTRODUCTION The study of directed polymers in random media has trig- gered a lot of interest and of works

  11. Technology and social process : oscillations in Iron Age copper production and power in Southern Jordan

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    Ben-Yosef, Erez

    2010-01-01

    Valley (Tell Hammeh) and iron mining at Mugharat al-Wardahpress. Patterns of Iron Age Mining and Iron Age Settlementresearch concerning Iron Age mining and metallurgy in the

  12. Vinculin network-mediated cytoskeletal remodeling regulates contractile function in the aging heart

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    2015-01-01

    of myo- fibrillar perturbation and aging on soft, bilayeredthat mimic the effects of aging. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.understanding cardiac aging and for selecting therapeutic

  13. LEAVING THE DARK AGES WITH AMIGA

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    Manrique, Alberto; Salvador-Solé, Eduard; Juan, Enric; Rozas, José María; Sagristà, Antoni; Casteels, Kevin [Institut de Ciències del Cosmos, Universitat de Barcelona, UB-IEEC, Martí i Franquès 1, E-08028 Barcelona (Spain); Hatziminaoglou, Evanthia [European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2, D-85748 Garching bei Mnchen (Germany); Bruzual, Gustavo [Centro de Radioastronomía y Astrofísica, UNAM, Campus Morella (Mexico); Magris, Gladis, E-mail: a.manrique@ub.edu [Centro de Investigaciones de Astronomía, Apartado Postal 264, Mérida 5101-A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2015-01-01

    We present an Analytic Model of Intergalactic-medium and GAlaxy (AMIGA) evolution since the dark ages. AMIGA is in the spirit of the popular semi-analytic models of galaxy formation, although it does not use halo merger trees but interpolates halo properties in grids that are progressively built. This strategy is less memory-demanding and allows one to start modeling at sufficiently high redshifts and low halo masses to have trivial boundary conditions. The number of free parameters is minimized by making a causal connection between physical processes usually treated as independent of each other, which leads to more reliable predictions. However, the strongest points of AMIGA are the following: (1) the inclusion of molecular cooling and metal-poor, population III (Pop III) stars with the most dramatic feedback and (2) accurate follow up of the temperature and volume filling factor of neutral, singly ionized, and doubly ionized regions, taking into account the distinct halo mass functions in those environments. We find the following general results. Massive Pop III stars determine the intergalactic medium metallicity and temperature, and the growth of spheroids and disks is self-regulated by that of massive black holes (MBHs) developed from the remnants of those stars. However, the properties of normal galaxies and active galactic nuclei appear to be quite insensitive to Pop III star properties due to the much higher yield of ordinary stars compared to Pop III stars and the dramatic growth of MBHs when normal galaxies begin to develop, which cause the memory loss of the initial conditions.

  14. Investigation of Aging Mechanisms in Lean NOx Traps | Department...

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    Investigation of Aging Mechanisms in Lean NOx Traps Functionality of Commercial NOx Storage-Reduction Catalysts and the Development of a Representative Model Development...

  15. Bacteria and the Aging and Longevity of Caenorhabditis elegans

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    Kim, Dennis H.

    The molecular genetic analysis of longevity of Caenorhabditis elegans has yielded fundamental insights into evolutionarily conserved pathways and processes governing the physiology of aging. Recent studies suggest that ...

  16. Notes on Groundwater Age in Forward and Inverse Modeling

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    Ginn, Timothy R.; Haeri, Hanieh; Massoudieh, Arash; Foglia, Laura

    2009-01-01

    from radiocarbon dating of groundwater and numerical ?ow andReply to “Comment on groundwater age, life expectancy andanalysis of regional groundwater ?ow. 2. Effect of water-

  17. Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test

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    Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test Print Advanced ceramic composites can withstand the ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next-generation...

  18. A TWO-STRAIN TUBERCULOSIS MODEL WITH AGE OF ...

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    SIAM (#1) 1035 2001 Apr 10 12:32:38

    2002-05-07

    TB control. The new TB control strategy, directly observed treatment short-course ... Consequently, the age of infection (the time lapsed since infection) is an.

  19. Characterization of Field-Aged Exhaust Gas Recirculation Cooler Deposits

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    Characterized field-aged exhaust gas recirculation coolers from 7 engine manufacturers, discussed differences and commonalities, and provided understanding of cooler fouling and prevention.

  20. Theoretical foundation for measuring the groundwater age distribution.

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    Gardner, William Payton; Arnold, Bill Walter

    2014-01-01

    In this study, we use PFLOTRAN, a highly scalable, parallel, flow and reactive transport code to simulate the concentrations of 3H, 3He, CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-113, SF6, 39Ar, 81Kr, 4He and themean groundwater age in heterogeneous fields on grids with an excess of 10 million nodes. We utilize this computational platform to simulate the concentration of multiple tracers in high-resolution, heterogeneous 2-D and 3-D domains, and calculate tracer-derived ages. Tracer-derived ages show systematic biases toward younger ages when the groundwater age distribution contains water older than the maximum tracer age. The deviation of the tracer-derived age distribution from the true groundwater age distribution increases with increasing heterogeneity of the system. However, the effect of heterogeneity is diminished as the mean travel time gets closer the tracer age limit. Age distributions in 3-D domains differ significantly from 2-D domains. 3D simulations show decreased mean age, and less variance in age distribution for identical heterogeneity statistics. High-performance computing allows for investigation of tracer and groundwater age systematics in high-resolution domains, providing a platform for understanding and utilizing environmental tracer and groundwater age information in heterogeneous 3-D systems. Groundwater environmental tracers can provide important constraints for the calibration of groundwater flow models. Direct simulation of environmental tracer concentrations in models has the additional advantage of avoiding assumptions associated with using calculated groundwater age values. This study quantifies model uncertainty reduction resulting from the addition of environmental tracer concentration data. The analysis uses a synthetic heterogeneous aquifer and the calibration of a flow and transport model using the pilot point method. Results indicate a significant reduction in the uncertainty in permeability with the addition of environmental tracer data, relative to the use of hydraulic measurements alone. Anthropogenic tracers and their decay products, such as CFC11, 3H, and 3He, provide significant constraint oninput permeability values in the model. Tracer data for 39Ar provide even more complete information on the heterogeneity of permeability and variability in the flow system than the anthropogenic tracers, leading to greater parameter uncertainty reduction.

  1. Basis and implications of the CAP88 age-specific dose coefficients

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    Leggett, Richard Wayne [ORNL; Scofield, Patricia A [ORNL; Eckerman, Keith F [ORNL

    2013-01-01

    Recent versions of CAP88 incorporate age-specific dose coefficients based on biokinetic and dosimetric models applied in Federal Guidance Report 13, Cancer Risk Coefficients for Environmental Exposure to Radionuclides (EPA 1999). With a few exceptions the models are those recommended in a series of reports by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) on estimation of doses to the public from environmental radionuclides. This paper describes the basis for the ICRP s age-specific biokinetic and dosimetric models and examines differences with age in the derived dose coefficients and in estimates of dose per unit exposure based on those coefficients.

  2. The effects of aging on proteasome activity, assembly, and abundance in C. elegans

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    Joyce, Derek Christopher

    2012-01-01

    role of the proteasome in aging." Mech Ageing Dev 122(3):in Caenorhabditis elegans aging." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S Aproteotoxicity protection." Aging Cell 9(2): 126-134. Cook,

  3. The Health of Aging Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults in California

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    Wallace, Steven P.; Cochran, Susan D.; Durazo, Eva M.; Ford, Chandra L.

    2011-01-01

    March 2011 The Health of Aging Lesbian, Gay and Bisexualpopulation-level data on aging LGB adults (ages 50-70)care appears similar for aging LGB and heterosexual adults,

  4. AT BIOSPHERE 2 PREPARING FOR AN AGING WORLD

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    and environmental challenges, it is critical that we look at these issues with innovative eyes. We believe delivery, information technology, biology of aging and policy/politics of aging. Via a series of Ted-talks and extensive discussions, we will explore these issues and identify opportunities to better care for

  5. Original article The influence of seed age on germinative response

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of seeds subjected to different factors involved in forest fires varied according to the age or the year. In nearly all the species, sensitivity to factors related to forest fires in- creased with age. P. pinaster. pinaster / P. radiata / E. globulus / germination / feu / âge de la semence 1. INTRODUCTION Forest fires

  6. http://jah.sagepub.com/ Journal of Aging and Health

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    variability (HRV) and HRV reactivity were derived from electrocardiograph (ECG) recordings taken at rest and during cognitive stress tasks. Age- trends in HRV and HRV reactivity were compared among 204 African for socioeconomic status (SES). Results: For HRV-reactivity, age-trends were steeper among African Americans

  7. Teaching Programming Languages in a Post-Linnaean Age

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    Krishnamurthi, Shriram

    Teaching Programming Languages in a Post-Linnaean Age Shriram Krishnamurthi Brown University sk@cs.brown.edu Abstract Programming language "paradigms" are a moribund and tedious legacy of a bygone age. Modern split in programming language education, and describes a textbook that explores these matters

  8. Utah Commission on Aging Minutes for February 17, 2006

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    Tipple, Brett

    Elder Care Services Scott Wright University of Utah College of Nursing Nels Holmgren DAAS Lynn Samsel Department of Health Alan Ormsby Department of Aging and Adult Services John Bennett Utah Quality Growth was done in conjunction with the State of Utah, Department of Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult

  9. Utah Commission on Aging Minutes for September 23, 2005 Meeting

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    Tipple, Brett

    Sonnie Yudell Division of Adult and Aging Services Julie Rose KCPW Grant Howarth Community Nursing Services Brooke Adams Salt Lake Tribune Jilenne Gunther Division of Adult and Aging Services Kent Alderman Services Scott Wright University of Utah College of Nursing Lori Garf OPG Donna L. Russell DHS/EDO Angie

  10. Age and gender specific biokinetic model for strontium in humans

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    Shagina, N. B.; Tolstykh, E. I.; Degteva, M. O.; Anspaugh, L. R.; Napier, Bruce A.

    2015-03-01

    A biokinetic model for strontium in humans is necessary for quantification of internal doses due to strontium radioisotopes. The ICRP-recommended biokinetic model for strontium has limitation for use in a population study, because it is not gender specific and does not cover all age ranges. The extensive Techa River data set on 90Sr in humans (tens of thousands of measurements) is a unique source of data on long-term strontium retention for men and women of all ages at intake. These, as well as published data, were used for evaluation of age- and gender-specific parameters for a new compartment biokinetic model for strontium (Sr-AGe model). The Sr-AGe model has similar structure as the ICRP model for the alkaline earth elements. The following parameters were mainly reevaluated: gastro-intestinal absorption and parameters related to the processes of bone formation and resorption defining calcium and strontium transfers in skeletal compartments. The Sr-AGe model satisfactorily describes available data sets on strontium retention for different kinds of intake (dietary and intravenous) at different ages (0–80 years old) and demonstrates good agreement with data sets for different ethnic groups. The Sr-AGe model can be used for dose assessment in epidemiological studies of general population exposed to ingested strontium radioisotopes.

  11. International Trade in Natural Gas: Golden Age of LNG?

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    International Trade in Natural Gas: Golden Age of LNG? Yichen Du and Sergey Paltsev Report No. 271;1 International Trade in Natural Gas: Golden Age of LNG? Yichen Du* and Sergey Paltsev* Abstract The introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an option for international trade has created a market for natural gas where

  12. Nuclear power plant Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL). Appendix B

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    Kasza, K.E.; Diercks, D.R.; Holland, J.W.; Choi, S.U.

    1996-12-01

    The purpose of this generic aging lessons learned (GALL) review is to provide a systematic review of plant aging information in order to assess materials and component aging issues related to continued operation and license renewal of operating reactors. Literature on mechanical, structural, and thermal-hydraulic components and systems reviewed consisted of 97 Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) reports, 23 NRC Generic Letters, 154 Information Notices, 29 Licensee Event Reports (LERs), 4 Bulletins, and 9 Nuclear Management and Resources Council Industry Reports (NUMARC IRs) and literature on electrical components and systems reviewed consisted of 66 NPAR reports, 8 NRC Generic Letters, 111 Information Notices, 53 LERs, 1 Bulletin, and 1 NUMARC IR. More than 550 documents were reviewed. The results of these reviews were systematized using a standardized GALL tabular format and standardized definitions of aging-related degradation mechanisms and effects. The tables are included in volume s 1 and 2 of this report. A computerized data base has also been developed for all review tables and can be used to expedite the search for desired information on structures, components, and relevant aging effects. A survey of the GALL tables reveals that all ongoing significant component aging issues are currently being addressed by the regulatory process. However, the aging of what are termed passive components has been highlighted for continued scrutiny. This report consists of Volume 2, which consists of the GALL literature review tables for the NUMARC Industry Reports reviewed for the report.

  13. Magnetorheology in an aging, yield stress matrix fluid

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    et al. 2001), precision polishing (Kordonski and Golini 1999), and drilling fluids (Zitha 2004). MR1 Magnetorheology in an aging, yield stress matrix fluid Jason P. Rich,a Patrick S. Doyle,a Gareth) suspensions in an aging, yield stress matrix fluid composed of an aqueous dispersion of Laponite® clay. Using

  14. Embracing Statistical Challenges in the Information Technology Age

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    Yu, Bin

    Embracing Statistical Challenges in the Information Technology Age Bin YU Department of Statistics.stat.berkeley.edu/users/binyu) This article examines the role of statistics in the age of information technology (IT). It begins by examining into computer technologies. 1. INTRODUCTION "Information technology (IT) is a broad subject concerned

  15. TRIUMAH 2012 RESULTS MALES BY AGE * distance measured in miles

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    Thomas, David D.

    TRIUMAH 2012 RESULTS MALES BY AGE * distance measured in miles Last Name First Name Swim Bike Run+ Ferber Warren 0.364 7.390 2.300 10.054 50+ Luther Richard 0.500 6.900 2.420 9.820 Ages Other Strom Thad 0

  16. Extrapolating Oceanic Age Distributions: Lessons from the Pacific Region

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    Extrapolating Oceanic Age Distributions: Lessons from the Pacific Region David B. Rowley Department plate reconstructions. An area equal in size to the Pacific Basin oceanic lithosphere must-mail: rowley@geosci.uchicago.edu) A B S T R A C T Extrapolation of the age distribution of oceanic lithosphere

  17. Aging of asymmetric dynamics on the random energy model

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    Pierre Mathieu; Jean-Christophe Mourrat

    2013-03-20

    We show aging of Glauber-type dynamics on the random energy model, in the sense that we obtain the scaling limits of the clock process and of the age process. The latter encodes the Gibbs weight of the configuration occupied by the dynamics. Both limits are expressed in terms of stable subordinators.

  18. Aging management guideline for commercial nuclear power plants-pumps

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    Booker, S.; Katz, D.; Daavettila, N.; Lehnert, D. [MDC-Ogden Environmental and Energy Services, Southfield, MI (United States)

    1994-03-01

    This Aging Management Guideline (AMG) describes recommended methods for effective detection and mitigation of age-related degradation mechanisms in BWR and PWR commercial nuclear power plant pumps important to license renewal. The intent of this AMG is to assist plant maintenance and operations personnel in maximizing the safe, useful life of these components. It also supports the documentation of effective aging management programs required under the License Renewal Rule 10 CFR Part 54. This AMG is presented in a manner that allows personnel responsible for performance analysis and maintenance to compare their plant-specific aging mechanisms (expected or already experienced) and aging management program activities to the more generic results and recommendations presented herein.

  19. Seismic ruggedness of aged electrical components: Final report (Phase 2)

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    Gleason, J.F.

    1987-01-01

    Seismic tests on new and aged components have shown that, for many types of commonly used nuclear plant electrical components, deterioration due to aging does not significantly affect the ability of the components to function during and after a seismic event. This was demonstrated for capacitors, circuit breakers, contactors (motor starters), control station assemblies, electronic alarms, electronics, fuses, fuse blocks, inductors, meters, motors, pressure transmitters, power supplies, relays, RTDs, solenoid valves, terminal blocks, time delay relays, transformers and switches. A few switch types (limit, pressure and rotary) were observed to be more prone to contact chatter in an aged condition than in an unaged condition. However, the ability of these devices to switch during and after shaking was not affected by aging. These results can be referenced to eliminate the cost of aging prior to seismic qualification testing for many types of electrical components.

  20. The role of aging in resolving the ferrocyanide safety issue

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    Babad, H.; Meacham, J.E.; Simpson, B.C.; Cash, R.J.

    1993-08-01

    A chemical process called aging, in which stored ferrocyanide waste could be dissolved and dispersed among waste tanks, or destroyed by radiolysis and hydrolysis, has been proposed at the Hanford Site. This paper summarizes the results of applied research, characterization, and modeling activities on Hanford Site ferrocyanide waste material that support the existence of a chemical aging mechanism. Test results from waste simulants and actual waste tank materials are presented and compared with theoretical estimates. Chemical and energetic behavior of the materials are the key indicators of destruction or dispersion. Screening experiments on vendor-prepared sodium nickel ferrocyanide and the initial results from core sampling support the concept that aging of ferrocyanide is taking place in the waste tanks at the Hanford Site. This report defines the concept of waste aging and explains the role that aging could play in resolving the Hanford Site ferrocyanide safety issue.

  1. PIXE, Micro-PIXE and RBS Analysis of Thermal Aged Rubber Material : On The Additives Behaviour Versus Aging Time

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    Boyer, Edmond

    PIXE, Micro-PIXE and RBS Analysis of Thermal Aged Rubber Material : On The Additives Behaviour Villeurbanne Cedex-France. ABSTRACT PIXE, micro-PIXE and RBS techniques were employed to monitor the behaviour of the rubber material itself. Keywords : PIXE, micro-PIXE, RBS, Rubber, Thermal Aging, Segregation, Additives

  2. Motivation-Learning and Aging 1 Toward a Three-Factor Motivation-Learning Framework in Normal Aging

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    Maddox, W. Todd

    Motivation-Learning and Aging 1 Toward a Three-Factor Motivation-Learning Framework in Normal Aging A&M University To appear in T. Braver (Ed). Motivation and Cognitive Control, Taylor & Francis, UK Abstract The common belief that motivation involves simply "trying harder" is at best simplistic

  3. Enhanced Organic Precursor Removals Using "Aged" Filter Media Page 1 Enhanced Organic Precursor Removals Using "Aged" Filter Media

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    OH. Fresh buffered water and influent solution were prepared prior to each filter challenge. C. CoagulatedEnhanced Organic Precursor Removals Using "Aged" Filter Media Page 1 Enhanced Organic Precursor Removals Using "Aged" Filter Media O b j e c t i v e s The main goals of this project was to evaluate

  4. Arsenic Removal Using AgedArsenic Removal Using Aged Rapid Sand Filter MediaRapid Sand Filter Media

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    Arsenic Removal Using AgedArsenic Removal Using Aged Rapid Sand Filter MediaRapid Sand Filter Media byby C. Menard, D. Burt, M.R. CollinsC. Menard, D. Burt, M.R. Collins Water Treatment Technology Assistance CenterWater Treatment Technology Assistance Center Department of Civil Engineering

  5. Supplementary Methods Fifteen subjects between the ages of 23 and 33 (6 male, 9 female, mean age = 27) were

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    Bucci, David J.

    Supplementary Methods Subjects Fifteen subjects between the ages of 23 and 33 (6 male, 9 female, mean age = 27) were recruited from the local Dartmouth community. Subjects reported no significant abnormal neurological history and all had normal or corrected-to-normal visual acuity. Subjects were paid

  6. Towards an accurate determination of the age of the Universe

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    R. Jimenez

    1998-10-21

    In the past 40 years a considerable effort has been focused in determining the age of the Universe at zero redshift using several stellar clocks. In this review I will describe the best theoretical methods to determine the age of the oldest Galactic Globular Clusters (GC). I will also argue that a more accurate age determination may come from passively evolving high-redshift ellipticals. In particular, I will review two new methods to determine the age of GC. These two methods are more accurate than the classical isochrone fitting technique. The first method is based on the morphology of the horizontal branch and is independent of the distance modulus of the globular cluster. The second method uses a careful binning of the stellar luminosity function which determines simultaneously the distance and age of the GC. It is found that the oldest GCs have an age of $13.5 \\pm 2$ Gyr. The absolute minimum age for the oldest GCs is 10.5 Gyr and the maximum is 16.0 Gyr (with 99% confidence). Therefore, an Einstein-De Sitter Universe ($\\Omega=1$) is not totally ruled out if the Hubble constant is about $65 \\pm 10$ km s$^{-1}$ Mpc$^{-1}$. On the other hand, the newly discovered red elliptical 53W069 ($z=1.43$) provides an stronger constraint since its minimun age is 3.2 Gyr, thus ruling out an Einstein-De Sitter Universe unless the Hubble constant is $\\leq 45 \\pm 10$ km s$^{-1}$. Using 53W069 we find an age at $z=0$ of $13 \\pm 2$ Gyr, in excellent agreement with the GC determination.

  7. Constraining Cosmological Parameters Based on Relative Galaxy Ages

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    Raul Jimenez; Abraham Loeb

    2001-06-07

    We propose to use relative galaxy ages as a means of constraining cosmological parameters. By measuring the age difference between two ensembles of old galaxies at somewhat different redshifts, one could determine the derivative of redshift with respect to cosmic time, dz/dt. At high redshifts, z=1-2, this measurement would constrain the equation-of-state of the dark energy, while at low redshifts, z< 0.2, it would determine the Hubble constant, H_0. The selected galaxies need to be passively-evolving on a time much longer than their age difference.

  8. Reliability Modeling and Evaluation in Aging Power Systems 

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    Kim, Hag-Kwen

    2010-01-14

    Carlo simulation is introduced. Power Law Process is modeled as the failure rate function of aging components. Power system reliability analysis can be made at the generation capacity level where transmission constraints may be included. The simulation...

  9. The Golden Age of Software Architecture: A Comprehensive Survey

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    , technology maturation, history of software engineering #12;The Golden Age of Software Architecture results have moved into practice. Keywords: Software architecture, technology maturation, history of a technology maturation model, matching significant accomplishments in software architecture to the stages

  10. Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test

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    operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next-generation gas-turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age materials at...

  11. System to estimate ages and redshifts for radio galaxies

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    O. V. Verkhodanov; A. I. Kopylov; N. V. Verkhodanova; O. P. Zhelenkova; V. N. Chernenkov; Yu. N. Parijskij; N. S. Soboleva; A. V. Temirova

    2001-12-06

    The system allowing a user to operate with simulated curves of spectral energy distribution (SED) and to estimate ages and redshifts by photometric data at server {\\bf sed.sao.ru} is described.

  12. Maximum Entry and Mandatory Separation Ages for Certain Security Employees

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    2001-10-11

    The Policy in response to government-wide Office of Personnel Management regulations regarding establishment of mandatory retirement ages for employees in certain security related positions. Superseded by DOE P 310.1 Admin Chg 1, 12-1-11.

  13. Template Aging: A Study of the NIST Biometric Score Set

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    Schuckers, Michael E.

    to Lockheed Martin 1 #12;Outline 1. Introduction to Template Aging 2. Biometric Score Set Release 1 3 for Identification Technology Research cUS Department of Defense's Biometric Fusion Center through a subcontract

  14. Service settings for an aging society : a community ordering principle

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    Nelson, Gaius Grant

    1987-01-01

    Current facility models used in the design of housing and service settings for older people encourage the development of urban, large scale, age-segregated institutional environments. Research has either unwittingly or ...

  15. The Effects of Ageing on Memory and Thinking 

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    Ford, Amanda

    2007-01-01

    The main aim of the present study is to examine the effects of ageing on memory and thinking by examining verbal fluency performance. More specifically looking at the differences between older and younger people, to ...

  16. r Journalof Geology LATE ARCHEAN ZIRCON AGES 419

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    sows t at t e popu a Ion 0 zIrcons in the banded granulite Ch Zr I, which record ages 238UfO6Pb at 2622

  17. Users, technology and space in libraries in the digital age

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    G-Chandorkar, Tripti (Gore-Chandorkar)

    2005-01-01

    This thesis is a user research study of emerging issues in the use of libraries as public spaces and as information repositories in the digital age. Till recently strong physicality was attached to the library with the ...

  18. Setting the stellar evolution clock for intermediate age populations

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    R. Jimenez

    1999-06-04

    In this invited talk I show how the reddest and rarest galaxies at high redshift ($z \\simeq 1.5$) can be used to set the stellar evolution clock. I argue that one can confidently compute the collapse redshift of these objects. This yields to a high collapse redshift ($z>6$) and therefore their age is well constrained (in all cosmologies) between 3 and 4 Gyr. I also show that this is, indeed, the age derived using a variety of synthetic stellar population models when proper statistical tools are used to analyse their observed spectral energy distribution. This allows me to conclude that all stellar population models yield to the same consistent age for these galaxies, i.e. about 3.5 Gyr and that the stellar clock is properly set. Low ages are therefore excluded with high confidence.

  19. Hipparcos and the Age of the Galactic Disc

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    Raul Jimenez; Chris Flynn

    1997-09-22

    We have used the Hipparcos satellite colour magnitude diagram to determine the age of the Galactic disc. We first measure the metallicities of Hipparcos giants using DDO photometry (H{\\o}g & Flynn 1997). With accurate metallicities and distances we compute the minimum age of the Galactic disc as $11\\pm1$ Gyr using the colour of the reddest clump stars as a function of metallicity. In conjunction with the new ages derived for Globular Clusters using the same method (Jimenez et al 1996) we show that any delay between the formation of the halo and the disc was only 2-3 Gyr. Since disc galaxies may have been detected to redshifts as high as $z=3.15$ (Lu, Sargent and Barlow 1997) an age for our own Galactic disc of 11 Gyr favours open or non-zero $\\Lambda$ cosmological models. We show that a Reimers mass-loss law is sufficient to explain the morphology of the red clump.

  20. Aging effects of environmental factors on rolled erosion control products 

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    Khanna, Sumee

    2007-04-25

    This thesis presents a study made on erosion control blankets with respect to their aging and longevity. Erosion control blankets have been relied upon increasingly in recent times replacing the old and traditional methods for protecting areas from...

  1. Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging

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    Enzyme Structure Provides Insights into Cancer and Aging Print XPD helicase is an enzyme that unwinds the DNA double helix; it is one component of an essential repair mechanism...

  2. Neuroimaging of Discourse Processing in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

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    Wang, Clarice

    2011-12-31

    Detection of very early stages of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) has been an area of difficulty for researchers due to confounds with age. Prose recall has been suggested as a diagnostically sensitive test of episodic memory declines in AD; however...

  3. Transmission Dynamics of an Influenza Model with Age of Infection ...

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    2010-07-20

    J Dyn Diff Equat. DOI 10.1007/s10884-010-9178-x. Transmission Dynamics of an Influenza Model with Age of Infection and Antiviral Treatment. Zhipeng Qiu ...

  4. INCREASED STRENGTHENING OF AUSTENITIC ALLOYS THROUGH DUAL AGING

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    Ma, Annie

    2011-01-01

    Fe-Ni-Ti~Al aging heat treatments on hardened by austeniticcold working and thermal heat treatment. These tech- niques,the effect of solution heat treatment, single and du- plex

  5. Schistosomiasis models with density dependence and age of ...

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    2002-04-08

    Hopefully, a simple model can be thoroughly analyzed and .... time t, and r?s? denote the rate at which infected snails of infection age s release cercariae. Then

  6. Tensile-property characterization of thermally aged cast stainless steels

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    Michaud, W.F.; Toben, P.T.; Soppet, W.K.; Chopra, O.K.

    1994-02-01

    The effect of thermal aging on tensile properties of cast stainless steels during service in light water reactors has been evaluated. Tensile data for several experimental and commercial heats of cast stainless steels are presented. Thermal aging increases the tensile strength of these steels. The high-C Mo-bearing CF-8M steels are more susceptible to thermal aging than the Mo-free CF-3 or CF-8 steels. A procedure and correlations are presented for predicting the change in tensile flow and yield stresses and engineering stress-vs.-strain curve of cast stainless steel as a function of time and temperature of service. The tensile properties of aged cast stainless steel are estimated from known material information, i.e., chemical composition and the initial tensile strength of the steel. The correlations described in this report may be used for assessing thermal embrittlement of cast stainless steel components.

  7. Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test

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    ultrahigh operational temperatures projected for hypersonic jet and next-generation gas-turbine engines, but real-time analysis of the mechanical properties of these space-age...

  8. Accelerated Aging Effects on Kevlar KM2 Fiber Survivability 

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    Yang, Tony

    2013-04-12

    good replacement for single filament tests and estimation techniques can determine the bundle Weibull parameters. Furthermore, the survival function for treated fibers is better if the bundle is lubricated. The accelerated aging experiments show...

  9. Multisensory integration of social information in adult aging 

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    Hunter, Edyta Monika

    2011-01-01

    Efficient navigation of our social world depends on the generation, interpretation and combination of social signals within different sensory systems. However, the influence of adult aging on cross-modal integration of emotional stimuli remains...

  10. Fact #558: February 16, 2009 Transit Vehicle Age and Cost

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Heavy rail cars have the greatest longevity of the transit vehicles listed below with an average vehicle age of more than 22 years. However, in terms of cost for purchasing a new rail car, heavy...

  11. UBVI photometry of the intermediate age open cluster NGC 6939

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    Gloria Andreuzzi; Angela Bragaglia; Monica Tosi; Gianni Marconi

    2003-11-13

    We present CCD UBVI photometry of the nearby, intermediate age open cluster NGC 6939. Using the synthetic Colour - Magnitude Diagrams technique we estimate the following parameters: age between 1.3 and 1.0 Gyr (depending on whether or not overshooting is considered), reddening 0.34

  12. The Age of the Galaxy from Thorium Cosmochronometry

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    C. Sneden; J. J. Cowan

    2000-08-11

    The long-lived radioactive element thorium can potentially provide a simple and direct clock to determine the age of our Galaxy. Spectroscopic investigations of thorium in metal-poor stars have yielded some promising initial results. We discuss the major observational and theoretical limitations in thorium cosmochronometry, and point out the ways in which the implied Galactic ages from thorium abundances can be made more accurate.

  13. Determination of age in forensic dentistry from cemental incremental lines 

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    Sousa, Eliane Marques Duarte de

    1987-01-01

    ) John E. Martin (Member) H. Del Var Petersen (Member) Gerald R. Bratton (Head of Department) December lg87 ABSTNACT Determination of Age in Forensic Dentistry from Cemental Incremental Lines. (December 1987) Eliane Marques Duarte de Sousa, D. D...DETERMINATION OF AGE IN FORENSIC DENTISTRY FROM CEMENTAL INCREMENTAL LINES Thes' s by ELIANE MARJUES DLARTE DF SOUSA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A?M Univer ity ' n r. srt' al f"lf' llment of the requirements for the degree...

  14. Effects of working arm heights and age on blood pressure 

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    Cahalane, Patrick Takeo

    1985-01-01

    EFFECTS OF MORKING ARM HEIGHTS AND AGE ON BLOOD PRESSURE A Thesis PATRICK TAKEO CAHALANE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1985 Major... Subject: Industrial Engineering EFFECTS OF WORKING ARM HEIGHTS AND AGE ON BLOOD PRESSURE A Thesis by PATRICK TAKEO CAHALANE Approved as to stvle and content by: Dr. R. Dale Huchi son (Chairman of Committee) Dr. Rodger J. Koppa (Member) Dr. R...

  15. Retail Shelf-life Characteristics of Dry-aged Beef 

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    Ulbrich, Carson

    2010-07-14

    SCHOLAR A Senior Scholars Thesis by CARSON JOSEPH ULBRICH RETAIL SHELF-LIFE CHARACTERISTICS OF DRY-AGED BEEF Approved by: Research Advisors: Jeffrey W. Savell Davey B. Griffin Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research: Robert C. Webb... ULBRICH iii ABSTRACT Retail Shelf-Life Characteristics of Dry-Aged Beef. (April 2010) Carson Joseph Ulbrich Department of Animal Science Texas A&M University Research Advisors: Drs. Jeffrey W. Savell and Davey B. Griffin Department...

  16. Modelling aging effects on a thermal cycling absorption process column

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    Laquerbe, C.; Contreras, S.; Demoment, J.

    2008-07-15

    Palladium coated on alumina is used in hydrogen separation systems operated at CEA/Valduc, and more particularly in Thermal Cycling Absorption Process columns. With such materials, tritium decay is known to induce aging effects which have direct side effects on hydrogen isotopes absorption isotherms. Furthermore in a TCAP column, aging occurs in an heterogeneous way. The possible impacts of these intrinsic material evolutions on the separation performances are investigated here through a numerical approach. (authors)

  17. The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters. VII. Relative Ages

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    Marin-Franch, Antonio; Piotto, Giampaolo; Rosenberg, Alfred; Chaboyer, Brian; Sarajedini, Ata; Siegel, Michael; Anderson, Jay; Bedin, Luigi R; Dotter, Aaron; Hempel, Maren; King, Ivan; Majewski, Steven; Milone, Antonino P; Paust, Nathaniel; Reid, I Neill

    2008-01-01

    The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters is a Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Treasury program designed to provide a new large, deep and homogeneous photometric database. Based on observations from this program, we have measured precise relative ages for a sample of 64 Galactic globular clusters by comparing the relative position of the clusters' main sequence turn offs, using main-sequence fitting to cross-compare clusters within the sample. This method provides relative ages to a formal precision of 2-7%. We demonstrate that the calculated relative ages are independent of the choice of theoretical model. We find that the Galactic globular cluster sample can be divided into two groups -- a population of old clusters with an age dispersion of ~5% and no age-metallicity relation, and a group of younger clusters with an age-metallicity relation similar to that of the globular clusters associated with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. These results are consistent with the Milky Way halo having formed in two phases ...

  18. Bronze metallurgy in Iron Age central Europe : a metallurgical study of Early Iron Age bronzes from Sti?na, Slovenia.

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    Cooney, Elizabeth Myers

    2007-01-01

    The Early Iron Age (750-450 BCE) marks a time in the European Alpine Region in which cultural ideologies surrounding bronze objects and bronze production were changing. Iron was becoming the preferred material from which ...

  19. Age and Growth of King Mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, From the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

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    that there was missing or 1Fishery management plan and environmental impact statement for coastal migratory pelagicAge and Growth of King Mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, From the U.S. Gulf of Mexico CHARLES S and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the United States has been thor oughly documented (Manooch et aI., 1978

  20. The Institute on Aging hosted the December meeting of the Aging in Place Business Roundtable. Angela Staples, Research Assistant Professor of Psychology, outlined her current research as a

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    Huang, Wei

    The Institute on Aging hosted the December meeting of the Aging in Place Business Roundtable Investigator for a National Institute on Aging-funded study. Her talk, "More than Words: The Science at the Institute on Aging is on translational research, or applying research to produce practical applications

  1. The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters. VII. Relative Ages

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    Antonio Marin-Franch; Antonio Aparicio; Giampaolo Piotto; Alfred Rosenberg; Brian Chaboyer; Ata Sarajedini; Michael Siegel; Jay Anderson; Luigi R. Bedin; Aaron Dotter; Maren Hempel; Ivan King; Steven Majewski; Antonino P. Milone; Nathaniel Paust; I. Neill Reid

    2008-12-24

    The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters is a Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Treasury program designed to provide a new large, deep and homogeneous photometric database. Based on observations from this program, we have measured precise relative ages for a sample of 64 Galactic globular clusters by comparing the relative position of the clusters' main sequence turn offs, using main-sequence fitting to cross-compare clusters within the sample. This method provides relative ages to a formal precision of 2-7%. We demonstrate that the calculated relative ages are independent of the choice of theoretical model. We find that the Galactic globular cluster sample can be divided into two groups -- a population of old clusters with an age dispersion of ~5% and no age-metallicity relation, and a group of younger clusters with an age-metallicity relation similar to that of the globular clusters associated with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. These results are consistent with the Milky Way halo having formed in two phases or processes. The first one would be compatible with a rapid (<0.8 Gyr) assembling process of the halo, in which the clusters in the old group were formed. Also these clusters could have been formed before reionization in dwarf galaxies that would later merge to build the Milky Way halo as predicted by Lambda-CDM cosmology. However, the galactocentric metallicity gradient shown by these clusters seems difficult to reconcile with the latter. As for the younger clusters, it is very tempting to argue that their origin is related to their formation within Milky Way satellite galaxies that were later accreted, but the origin of the age-metallicity relation remains unclear.

  2. Hydraulic limitation not declining nitrogen availability causes the age-related photosynthetic decline in loblolly

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    DeLucia, Evan H.

    Hydraulic limitation not declining nitrogen availability causes the age-related photosynthetic capacity and thus decreases GPP with increasing age; and (2) hydraulic limitations increasingly induce conservative with age. We conclude that hydraulic limitation increasingly limits the photosyn- thetic rates

  3. Impaired secretion of interferons by dendritic cells from aged subjects to influenza

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    Prakash, Sangeetha; Agrawal, Sudhanshu; Cao, Jia-ning; Gupta, Sudhir; Agrawal, Anshu

    2012-01-01

    by dendritic cells from aged subjects to influenza Role ofbetween aged and young subjects. Investigations at 48 hpDC population in the aged subjects. In addition to pDC, the

  4. The Importance of Selectivity in Memory: The Influence of Value on Monitoring, Learning, and Cognitive Aging

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    Friedman, Michael Charles

    2013-01-01

    J. (2002). The effects of aging on selectivity and controllearning. Psychology and Aging, 28, 232-242. Castel, A. D. ,Eds. ), The handbook of aging and cognition (2nd ed. , pp.

  5. Aging effects on DNA methylation modules in human brain and blood tissue

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    2012-01-01

    changes in chromosomes cause aging? Cell 1996, 86:9-12. 2.M: Cross-Talk between Aging and Cancer. Annals of the NewMF, Esteller M: Epigenetics and aging: the targets and the

  6. Job Satisfaction, Work Environment, and Successful Aging: Determinants to Remain in Older Acute Care Nurses

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    Wargo-Sugleris, Michele

    2015-01-01

    R. L. (1997). Successful aging. Gerontologist, 37, 433-440.D. K. (1999). Successful aging and creativity in later life.Journal of Aging Studies, 13(4), 457-472. Flood, M. (2002).

  7. Aging in Place: Smith, Media Texts and the Invisible Gendered Caregiver

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    Storelli, Elizangela

    2010-01-01

    Timonen. 2007. Home Care for Aging Populations. Northampton,and John A Krout. 2004. ?Aging in Place in Different HousingFederal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. 2008.

  8. Density and Tensile Properties Changed by Aging Plutonium

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    Chung, B W; Choi, B W; Thompson, S R; Woods, C H; Hopkins, D J; Ebbinghaus, B B

    2005-03-14

    We present volume, density, and tensile property change observed from both naturally and accelerated aged plutonium alloys. Accelerated alloys are plutonium alloys with a fraction of Pu-238 to accelerate the aging process by approximately 18 times the rate of unaged weapons-grade plutonium. After thirty-five equivalent years of aging on accelerated alloys, the dilatometry shows the samples at 35 C have swelled in volume by 0.12 to 0.14% and now exhibit a near linear volume increase due to helium in-growth while showing possible surface effects on samples at 50 C and 65 C. The engineering stress of the accelerated alloy at 18 equivalent years increased significantly compared to at 4.5 equivalent years.

  9. Diverse ages and origins of basement complexes, Luzon, Philippines

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    Geary, E.E.; Harrison, T.M.; Heizler, M.

    1988-04-01

    Geological field investigations and /sup 40/Ar//sup 39/Ar ages from two basement complexes in southeast Luzon document the first known occurrences of pre-Late Cretaceous age rocks in the eastern Philippines. However, individual components within the two complexes vary in age from Late Jurassic (Caramoan basement complex) to Early Cretaceous and early Miocene (Camarines Norte-Calaguas Islands basement complex). These and other data show that southeast Luzon basement complexes are genetically diverse, and they indicate that the concept of an old, autochthonous basement in the Philippines is open to question. This supports the hypothesis that the Philippine Archipelago is an amalgamation of allochthonous Mesozoic and Cenozoic island-arc, ocean-basin, and continental fragments that were assembled during the Tertiary.

  10. Tenderness, flavor, and yield assessments of dry-aged beef 

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    Laster, Megan Ann

    2009-05-15

    Dry aged 48 7.0 6.9 6.8 7.3 7.3 6.6 6.6 2.3 Wet aged 48 7.0 6.9 6.9 7.5 7.5 6.8 6.7 2.3 P > F 0.6520 0.7649 0.6197 0.0727 0.0945 0.2706 0.4252 0.4734 Aging period g 14 d 24 6.8 6.9 6.8 7.2 7.2 6.6 6.5 2.4 21 d 24 7.2 7.1 6.9 7.4 7.4 6...

  11. Generalized Einstein Relation in an aging colloidal glass

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    Bérengère Abou; François Gallet; Pascal Monceau; Noëlle Pottier

    2007-05-29

    We present an experimental and theoretical investigation of the Generalized Einstein Relation (GER), a particular form of a fluctuation-dissipation relation, in an out-of-equilibrium visco-elastic fluid. Micrometer beads, used as thermometers, are immersed in an aging colloidal glass to provide both fluctuation and dissipation measurements. The deviations from the Generalized Einstein Relation are derived as a function of frequency and aging time. The observed deviations from GER are interpreted as directly related to the change in the glass relaxation times with aging time. In our scenario, deviations are observed in the regime where the observation time scale is of the order of a characteristic relaxation time of the glass.

  12. Nuclear plant-aging research on reactor protection systems

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    Meyer, L.C.

    1988-01-01

    This report presents the rsults of a review of the Reactor Trip System (RTS) and the Engineered Safety Feature Actuating System (ESFAS) operating experiences reported in Licensee Event Reports (LER)s, the Nuclear Power Experience data base, Nuclear Plant Reliability Data System, and plant maintenance records. Our purpose is to evaluate the potential significance of aging, including cycling, trips, and testing as contributors to degradation of the RTS and ESFAS. Tables are presented that show the percentage of events for RTS and ESFAS classified by cause, components, and subcomponents for each of the Nuclear Steam Supply System vendors. A representative Babcock and Wilcox plant was selected for detailed study. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Nuclear Plant Aging Research guidelines were followed in performing the detailed study that identified materials susceptible to aging, stressors, environmental factors, and failure modes for the RTS and ESFAS as generic instrumentation and control systems. Functional indicators of degradation are listed, testing requirements evaluated, and regulatory issues discussed.

  13. Age constraints on fluid inclusions in calcite at Yucca Mountain

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    Neymark, Leonid A.; Amelin, Yuri V.; Paces, James B.; Peterman, Zell E.; Whelan, Joseph F.

    2001-04-29

    The {sup 207}Pb/{sup 235}U ages for 14 subsamples of opal or chalcedony layers younger than calcite formed at elevated temperature range between 1.88 {+-} 0.05 and 9.7 {+-} 1.5 Ma with most values older than 6-8 Ma. These data indicate that fluids with elevated temperatures have not been present in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain since about 1.9 Ma and most likely since 6-8 Ma. Discordant U-Pb isotope data for chalcedony subsamples representing the massive silica stage in the formation of the coatings are interpreted using a model of the diffusive loss of U decay products. The model gives an age estimate for the time of chalcedony formation around 10-11 Ma, which overlaps ages of clay minerals formed in tuffs below the water table at Yucca Mountain during the Timber Mountain thermal event.

  14. Motion of a sphere through an aging system

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    H. Tabuteau; John R. de Bruyn; P. Coussot

    2006-09-15

    We have investigated the drag on a sphere falling through a clay suspension that has a yield stress and exhibits rheological aging. The drag force increases with both speed and the rest time between preparation of the system and the start of the experiment, but there exists a nonzero minimum speed below which steady motion is not possible. We find that only a very thin layer of material around the sphere is fluidized when it moves, while the rest of suspension is deformed elastically. This is in marked contrast to what is found for yield-stress fluids that do not age.

  15. "Health, Aging and Environments" aims to bring together the resonant fields of health studies, gerontology, aging studies and other disciplines that focus on social studies of health, aging, and

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    Haykin, Simon

    "Health, Aging and Environments" aims to bring together the resonant fields of health studies, gerontology, aging studies and other disciplines that focus on social studies of health, aging, and environments, in the broadest sense. Such disciplines include, but are not limited to, health and social

  16. Precision age indicators that exploit chemically peculiar stars

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    Worthey, Guy

    2015-01-01

    We would like to find a way to improve the determination of galaxy star formation history from integrated light spectroscopy. To this end, several classes of chemically peculiar (CP) stars arise during the course of normal evolution in single stars and noninteracting binary stars. An aging stellar population has periods of time in which CP stars contribute to the integrated light, and others in which the contributions fade. The HgMn stars, for example, occupy a narrow temperature range of 10500 to 16000 K, which maps to a narrow range of ages. Wolf-Rayet stars, He-poor stars, Bp-Ap stars, Am-Fm stars, and C stars all become very common in a normal stellar population at various ages between zero and several Gyr, fading in and out in a way that is analogous to features used in stellar spectral classification. We examine population fractions and light fractions in order to assess the feasibility of using CP stars as age tracers. We find that, even though CP stars do not usually dominate in number, there are enou...

  17. Reviving the Free Public Scientific Library in the Digital Age?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Reviving the Free Public Scientific Library in the Digital Age? The EuDML project Thierry Bouche for- ward has been achieved during the course of the European Digital Math- ematics Library (Eu during the course of the European Digital Mathematics Library (EuDML) project which got initial funding

  18. Reviving the Free Public Scientific Library in the Digital Age?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Reviving the Free Public Scientific Library in the Digital Age? The EuDML project Thierry Bouche- ward has been achieved during the course of the European Digital Math- ematics Library (EuDML) project during the course of the European Digital Mathematics Library (EuDML) project which got initial funding

  19. The Motivation-Cognition Interface in Healthy Aging

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    Maddox, W. Todd

    The Motivation-Cognition Interface in Healthy Aging W. Todd Maddox University of Texas, Austin #12;Setting the Stage · Motivation influences behavior · Cognition influences behavior · "Motivation" and "cognitive" brain regions reciprocally connected (if not the same) · Must study motivation-cognition together

  20. Wax Deposition and Aging in Flowlines from Irreversible Thermodynamics

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    Firoozabadi, Abbas

    Wax Deposition and Aging in Flowlines from Irreversible Thermodynamics Hussein Hoteit, Reza Banki of the wax deposit. However, most of these models assume that the wax-oil (gel) deposit has a constant wax content. In this work, we analyze wax deposition in laminar flow regime to predict the thickness

  1. Metformin Retards Aging in C. elegans by Altering Microbial Folate

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    Gems, David

    Health, University College London, London WC1N 1EH, UK 3School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences usage, including reduced risk of cancer (Dowling et al., 2011) and, in animal models, delayed aging to reduce energy-consuming processes (Pierotti et al., 2012). An unexplored possibility is that metformin

  2. The Age-Redshift Relation for Standard Cosmology

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    R. C. Thomas; R. Kantowski

    2000-08-10

    We present compact, analytic expressions for the age-redshift relation $\\tau(z)$ for standard Friedmann-Lema\\^ \\itre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) cosmology. The new expressions are given in terms of incomplete Legendre elliptic integrals and evaluate much faster than by direct numerical integration.

  3. Aging of Alloy 617 at 650 and 750 Degrees C

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    Julian Benz; Thomas Lillo; Richard Wright

    2013-01-01

    Alloy 617 has been selected as the primary candidate for heat exchanger applications in advanced reactors. For the VHTR this application could require extended service up to a reactor outlet temperature of 950°C. A key hurdle to using this alloy in the VHTR heat exchanger application is qualifying the alloy for Section III of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. In order to Code qualify the material it is necessary to characterize the influence of long term aging on the mechanical behavior. Alloy 617 has been aged at 650 and 750°C for times up to 5300 hours. The microstructure after aging has been characterized using optical and transmission electron microscopies. It has been determined that in addition to carbides, a significant volume fraction of ?’ phase (Ni3Al) is formed at these temperatures. The ?’ does not contribute significantly to changing the tensile or impact properties of the aged material. It does, however, appear to increase creep resistance and impede creep crack growth.

  4. Research Article An Age-Related Deficit in

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    Scholl, Brian

    ) with age (Grady, 2000; Gunning-Dixon & Raz, 2000; O'Sullivan et al., 2001; Raz, 2000; West, 1996), strongly; Logan, Sanders, Snyder, Morris, & Buckner, 2002; Park, Polk, Mikels, Taylor, & Mar- shuetz, 2001; Reuter-Lorenz, 2002; Reuter-Lorenz, Marshuetz, Jonides, & Smith, 2001; Stebbins et al., 2002): Sometimes older adults

  5. Why Advertise The Age (Mon) is read by

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    Peters, Richard

    OVERVIEW EDUCATION #12;Why Advertise The Age (Mon) is read by: ·358,000 tertiary qualified: 659,000 Education Advertising Contact Information Liza Kwaks ­ Account Manager Ph: 03 8667 4243 Email opportunities for advertisers to reach parents, students, teacher and education professionals. Profile* 44% 56

  6. ACM TODS in this Internet Age Richard Snodgrass

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    Snodgrass, Richard T.

    ACM TODS in this Internet Age Richard Snodgrass rts@cs.arizona.edu It is a clich the degree to which ACM in general and TODS in particular have embraced the unique capabilities of the web utilizes the web, in all phases of publishing. Journal information The TODS web site (http://www.acm

  7. Aging and Health: Hisganic Ame~canElders

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    Su, Xiao

    -- Aging and Health: Hisganic Ame~canElders Second Edition Ilgarie Luz Villa, MD, Josk Cueklar, Bh have Dr. Marie Luz V i l l a , a g e r i a t r i c physician, take the leadership i n updating Education Center November, 1993 #12;WGiMG AMB HWLTH: HISPANIC AMERICAN ELDERS Second Edition Marie Luz Villa

  8. Stone Age Distributed Computing Yuval Emek Jasmin Smula Roger Wattenhofer

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    Stone Age Distributed Computing Yuval Emek Jasmin Smula Roger Wattenhofer Computer Engineering.g. traffic), or electrical engineering (e.g. circuits). Distributed computing is the area that studies on "Internet-capable" devices. The standard model in distributed computing is the so called message passing

  9. Exercise training modulates apoptotic signaling in the aging rat heart 

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    Kwak, Hyo Bum

    2005-11-01

    in the rate of apoptosis has been reported with aging in the rat left ventricle. In contrast, exercise training not only improves cardiac function, but also reduces the risk of heart disease. However, the ability of exercise training to modulate apoptotic...

  10. The age of Taurus - environmental effects on disc lifetimes

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    Rees, Jon M; Bell, C P M; Jeffries, R D; Naylor, Tim

    2015-01-01

    Using semi-empirical isochrones, we find the age of the Taurus star-forming region to be 3-4 Myr. Comparing the disc fraction in Taurus to young massive clusters suggests discs survive longer in this low density environment. We also present a method of photometrically de-reddening young stars using $iZJH$ data.

  11. FUNCTIONAL ESTIMATION FOR A MULTICOMPONENT AGE REPLACEMENT MODEL

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    Vázquez-Abad, Felisa J.

    @iro.umontreal.ca SYNOPTIC ABSTRACT We consider a multicomponent system with identical components subject to failures­ generative simulation, maintenance models, age replacement policies. #12; L'ECUYER, MARTIN, AND V ' AZQUEZ­ABAD 1. INTRODUCTION We consider a system with M identical components subject to failures. Each time

  12. Diagnosis of Aged Prescribed Burning Plumes Impacting an Urban

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    Zheng, Mei

    Diagnosis of Aged Prescribed Burning Plumes Impacting an Urban Area S A N G I L L E E , * , , H Y November 30, 2007. An unanticipated wind shift led to the advection of plumes from two prescribed burning region should be considered in air quality models (e.g., receptor and emission- based models) to assess

  13. A 4D geometrical modeling of a material aging

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    A. Chudnovsky; S. Preston

    2006-04-16

    4-dim intrinsic (material) Riemannian metric $G$ of the material 4-D space-time continuum $P$ is utilized as the characteristic of the aging processes developing in the material. Manifested through variation of basic material characteristics such as density, moduli of elasticity, yield stress, strength, and toughness., the aging process is modeled as the evolution of the metric $G$ (most importantly of its time component $G_{00}$) of the material space-time $P$ embedded into 4-D Newtonian space-time with Euclidean metric.\\par The evolutional equation for metric $G$ is derived by the classical variational approach. Construction of a Lagrangian for an aging elastic media and the derivation of a system of coupled elastostatic and aging equations constitute the central part of the work. The external and internal balance laws associated with symmetries of material and physical space-time geometries are briefly reviewed from a new viewpoint presented in the paper. Examples of the stress relaxation and creep of a homogeneous rod, cold drawing, and chemical degradation in a tubing are discussed.

  14. Ages of White Dwarf-Red Subdwarf Systems

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    Hektor Monteiro; Wei-Chun Jao; Todd Henry; John Subasavage; Thom Beaulieu

    2005-10-12

    We provide the first age estimates for two recently discovered white dwarf-red subdwarf systems, LHS 193AB and LHS 300AB. These unusual systems provide a new opportunity for linking the reliable age estimates for the white dwarfs to the (measurable) metallicities of the red subdwarfs. We have obtained precise photometry in the $V_{J}R_{KC}I_{KC}JH$ bands and spectroscopy covering from 6000\\AA to 9000\\AA for the two new systems, as well as for a comparison white dwarf-main sequence red dwarf system, GJ 283 AB. Using model grids available in the literature, we estimate the cooling age as well as temperature, surface gravity, mass, progenitor mass and {\\it total} lifetimes of the white dwarfs. The results indicate that the two new systems are probably ancient thick disk objects with ages of at least 6-9 Gyr. We also conduct searches of red dwarf and white dwarf compendia from SDSS data and the L{\\'e}pine Shara Proper Motion (LSPM) catalog for additional common proper motion white dwarf-red subdwarf systems. Only seven new candidate systems are found, which indicates the rarity of these systems.

  15. Predictors of Long-Term Healthy Arterial Aging: Coronary Artery Calcium Nondevelopment in the MESA Study.

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    2015-01-01

    of Long-Term Healthy Arterial Aging Coronary Artery Calciumpredictors of healthy arterial aging. BACKGROUND Long-terma marker of healthy arterial aging. The predictors of this

  16. Final Report Inspection of Aged/Degraded Containments Program.

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    Naus, Dan J; Ellingwood, B R; Oland, C Barry

    2005-09-01

    The Inspection of Aged/Degraded Containments Program had primary objectives of (1) understanding the significant factors relating corrosion occurrence, efficacy of inspection, and structural capacity reduction of steel containments and liners of reinforced concrete containments; (2) providing the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC) reviewers a means of establishing current structural capacity margins or estimating future residual structural capacity margins for steel containments, and concrete containments as limited by liner integrity; (3) providing recommendations, as appropriate, on information to be requested of licensees for guidance that could be utilized by USNRC reviewers in assessing the seriousness of reported incidences of containment degradation; and (4) providing technical assistance to the USNRC (as requested) related to concrete technology. Primary program accomplishments have included development of a degradation assessment methodology; reviews of techniques and methods for inspection and repair of containment metallic pressure boundaries; evaluation of high-frequency acoustic imaging, magnetostrictive sensor, electromagnetic acoustic transducer, and multimode guided plate wave technologies for inspection of inaccessible regions of containment metallic pressure boundaries; development of a continuum damage mechanics-based approach for structural deterioration; establishment of a methodology for reliability-based condition assessments of steel containments and liners; and fragility assessments of steel containments with localized corrosion. In addition, data and information assembled under this program has been transferred to the technical community through review meetings and briefings, national and international conference participation, technical committee involvement, and publications of reports and journal articles. Appendix A provides a listing of program reports, papers, and publications; and Appendix B contains a listing of program-related presentations.

  17. Iodine Loading of NO Aged Silver Exchanged Mordenite

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    Patton, K. K. [ORNL; Bruffey, S. H. [ORNL; Jubin, J. T. [ORNL; Walker, Jr., J. F. [ORNL

    2014-09-30

    In an off-gas treatment system for used nuclear fuel processing, a solid sorbent will typically be exposed to a gas stream for months at a time. This gas stream may be at elevated temperature and could contain water vapor, gaseous nitrogen oxides (NO{sub x}), nitric acid vapors, and a variety of other constituents. For this reason, it is important to evaluate the effects of long-term exposure, or aging, on proposed sorbents. Silver exchanged mordenite (AgZ) is being studied at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to determine its iodine sorption capacity after long term exposure to increasingly more complex chemical environments. Studies previously conducted at ORNL investigated the effects of aging reduced silver exchanged mordenite (Ag{sup 0}Z) in dry air, moist air, and NO2. This study investigated the effects of extended exposure to nitric oxide (NO) gas on the iodine capture performance of Ag{sup 0}Z. A deep bed of Ag{sup 0}Z was aged in a 1% nitric oxide (NO) air stream, and portions of the bed were removed at pre-determined intervals. After being removed from the NO stream, each sample was loaded with iodine in a thin bed configuration. These samples were analyzed by neutron activation analysis (NAA) to quantify the iodine content in the sample. Samples were removed at one week and one month. A 78% decrease in sample capacity was seen after one week of exposure, with no further decrease observed after 1 month of aging. The observed loss in capacity is larger in magnitude than previous studies exposing Ag{sup 0}Z to dry air, moist air, or NO2 gas. The aging study was terminated after one month and repeated; this successfully demonstrated the reproducibility of the results.

  18. Ferrocyanide safety project ferrocyanide aging studies FY 1995 annual report

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    Lilga, M.A.; Alderson, E.V.; Hallen, R.T. [and others

    1995-09-01

    This annual report gives the results of the work conducted by the Pacific Northwest Laboratory in FY 1995 on Task 3 of the Ferrocyanide Safety Project, Ferrocyanide Aging Studies. Aging refers to the dissolution and hydrolysis of simulated Hanford ferrocyanide waste in alkaline aqueous solutions by radiolytic and chemical means. The ferrocyanide simulant primarily used in these studies was dried In-Farm-1B, Rev. 7, prepared by Westinghouse Hanford Company to simulate the waste generated when the In-Farm flowsheet was used to remove radiocesium from waste supernates in single-shell tanks at the Hanford Site. In the In-Farm flowsheet, nickel ion and ferrocyanide anion were added to waste supernates to precipitate sodium nickel ferrocyanide, Na{sub 2}NiFe(CN){sub 6}, and co-precipitate radiocesium. Once the radiocesium was removed, supernates were pumped from the tanks, and new wastes from cladding removal processes or from evaporators were added. These new wastes were typically highly caustic, having hydroxide ion concentrations of over 1 M and as high as 4 M. The Aging Studies task is investigating reactions this caustic waste may have had with the precipitated ferrocyanide waste in a radiation field. In previous Aging Studies research, Na{sub 2}NiFe(CN){sub 6} in simulants was shown to dissolve in basic solutions, forming insoluble Ni(OH){sub 2} and soluble Na{sub 4}Fe(CN){sub 6}. The influence on solubility of base strength, sodium ion concentration, anions, and temperature was previously investigated. The results may indicate that even ferrocyanide sludge that did not come into direct contact with highly basic wastes may also have aged significantly.

  19. Investigation of Aging Mechanisms in Lean NOx Traps

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    Mark Crocker

    2010-03-31

    Lean NO{sub x} traps (LNTs) represent a promising technology for the abatement of NO{sub x} under lean conditions. Although LNTs are starting to find commercial application, the issue of catalyst durability remains problematic. LNT susceptibility to sulfur poisoning is the single most important factor determining effective catalyst lifetime. The NO{sub x} storage element of the catalyst has a greater affinity for SO{sub 3} than it does for NO{sub 2}, and the resulting sulfate is more stable than the stored nitrate. Although this sulfate can be removed from the catalyst by means of high temperature treatment under rich conditions, the required conditions give rise to deactivation mechanisms such as precious metal sintering, total surface area loss, and solid state reactions between the various oxides present. The principle objective of this project was to improve understanding of the mechanisms of lean NO{sub x} trap aging, and to understand the effect of washcoat composition on catalyst aging characteristics. The approach utilized involved detailed characterization of model catalysts prior to and after aging, in tandem with measurement of catalyst performance in NO{sub x} storage and reduction. In this manner, NO{sub x} storage and reduction characteristics were correlated with the evolution of catalyst physico-chemical properties upon aging. Rather than using poorly characterized proprietary catalysts, or simple model catalysts of the Pt/BaO/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} type (representing the first generation of LNTs), Pt/Rh/BaO/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} catalysts were employed which also incorporated CeO{sub 2} or CeO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2}, representing a model system which more accurately reflects current LNT formulations. Catalysts were prepared in which the concentration of each of the main components was systematically varied: Pt (50, 75 or 100 g/ft{sup 3}), Rh (10 or 20 g/ft{sup 3}), BaO (15, 30 or 45 g/L), and either CeO{sub 2} (0, 50 or 100 g/L) or CeO{sub 2}-ZrO{sub 2} (0, 50 or 100 g/L). A high surface area La-stabilized alumina was used to support the BaO phase. Catalysts were obtained by washcoating onto standard cordierite substrates, the total washcoat loading being set at 260 g/L. La-stabilized alumina was used as the balance. Subsequent to de-greening, the NO{sub x} storage and reduction characteristics of the catalysts were evaluated on a bench reactor, after which the catalysts were aged on a bench reactor to the equivalent of ca. 75,000 miles of road aging using a published accelerated aging protocol. The aged catalysts were then subjected to the same evaluation proecdure used for the de-greened catalysts. In addition to the use of standard physico-chemical analytical techniques for studying the fresh and aged model catalysts, use was made of advanced analytical tools for characterizing their NO{sub x} storage/reduction and sulfation/desulfation characteristics, such as Spatially resolved capillary-inlet Mass Spectrometry (SpaciMS) and in situ Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (DRIFTS).

  20. Longitudinal study of ASR performance on ageing Voices Ravichander Vipperla, Steve Renals, Joe Frankel

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    Edinburgh, University of

    are significantly higher than those of adult voices. The word error rate increases gradually as the age on ageing voices improves the WER though the performance is still considerably lower compared to adult voices. Speaker adaptation however reduces the increase in WER with age during old age. Index Terms

  1. A Multi-Resolution Dynamic Model for Face Aging Simulation jlsuo.lhi@gmail.com

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    Zhu, Song Chun

    a dataset of 50,000 adult faces at different ages; (2) we explicitly model the uncer- tainty in face aging recognition systems in a variety of real world applications, such as person identification based on old ID graphics. Previous work on face aging can be divided into two categories: child growth and adult aging

  2. AGING OF GULF MENHADEN, BREVOORTIA PATRONUS WILLIAM R. NICHOLSON AND WILLIAM E. SCHAAF'

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    AGING OF GULF MENHADEN, BREVOORTIA PATRONUS WILLIAM R. NICHOLSON AND WILLIAM E. SCHAAF' ABSTRACT% of Gulf menhaden, Brevoortia patronus, caught in the purse seine fishery are ages 1 and 2. Few fish survive to age 3. About 50% ofthe fish examined for the years 1971-73 could be aged by scale annuli. Those

  3. EVOLUTION OF AGING AND LATE LIFE Casandra L. Rauser, Laurence D. Mueller,

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    Mueller, Laurence D.

    551 18 EVOLUTION OF AGING AND LATE LIFE Casandra L. Rauser, Laurence D. Mueller, Michael Travisano, and Michael R. Rose EVOLUTIONARY THEORIES OF AGING Hamilton's Forces of Natural Selection Comparative Biology of Aging Specific Population Genetic Hypotheses for Aging THE ROLE OF EXPERIMENTAL EVOLUTION IN TESTING

  4. The aging-disease false dichotomy: understanding senescence as pathology Journal Name: Frontiers in Genetics

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    Gems, David

    The aging-disease false dichotomy: understanding senescence as pathology David Gems Journal Name.frontiersin.org Citation: Gems D(2015) The aging-disease false dichotomy: understanding senescence as pathology. Front formatted PDF and full text (HTML) versions will be made available soon. Genetics of Aging #12;1 The aging

  5. Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study Funded by the National Institute on Aging

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study (EHLS) Funded by the National Institute on Aging #12;EHLS is there continuing deterioration · Why does hearing worsen with aging · Does the middle ear stiffen with aging · How;Why do hearing impairments develop? Clues from Beaver Dam · Older age · Men more than women

  6. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 13:588610, 2006 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

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    588 Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 13:588­610, 2006 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC-5585/051744-4128Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, Vol. 13, No. 4, May 2006: pp. 0­0Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition Accounting for Cognitive Aging: Context Processing, Inhibition or Processing Speed? Accounting

  7. AGING PERFORMANCE OF MODEL 9975 PACKAGE FLUOROELASTOMER O-RINGS

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    Hoffman, E.; Daugherty, W.; Skidmore, E.; Dunn, K.; Fisher, D.

    2011-05-31

    The influence of temperature and radiation on Viton{reg_sign} GLT and GLT-S fluoroelastomer O-rings is an ongoing research focus at the Savannah River National Laboratory. The O-rings are credited for leaktight containment in the Model 9975 shipping package used for transportation of plutonium-bearing materials. At the Savannah River Site, the Model 9975 packages are being used for interim storage. Primary research efforts have focused on surveillance of O-rings from actual packages, leak testing of seals at bounding aging conditions and the effect of aging temperature on compression stress relaxation behavior, with the goal of service life prediction for long-term storage conditions. Recently, an additional effort to evaluate the effect of aging temperature on the oxidation of the materials has begun. Degradation in the mechanical properties of elastomers is directly related to the oxidation of the polymer. Sensitive measurements of the oxidation rate can be performed in a more timely manner than waiting for a measurable change in mechanical properties, especially at service temperatures. Measuring the oxidation rate therefore provides a means to validate the assumption that the degradation mechanisms(s) do not change from the elevated temperatures used for accelerated aging and the lower service temperatures. Monitoring the amount of oxygen uptake by the material over time at various temperatures can provide increased confidence in lifetime predictions. Preliminary oxygen consumption analysis of a Viton GLT-based fluoroelastomer compound (Parker V0835-75) using an Oxzilla II differential oxygen analyzer in the temperature range of 40-120 C was performed. Early data suggests oxygen consumption rates may level off within the first 100,000 hours (10-12 years) at 40 C and that sharp changes in the degradation mechanism (stress-relaxation) are not expected over the temperature range examined. This is consistent with the known long-term heat aging resistance of fluoroelastomers relative to hydrocarbon-based elastomers, and in absence of antioxidants that may be consumed over time. Additional experimental effort will be undertaken in the short term range within the first 100 hours of thermal aging to capture further details of the oxygen consumption rate.

  8. PETN: Variation in Physical and Chemical Characteristics Related to Aging.

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    Monroe, D. C.; Laintz, K. E.; Kramer, J. F.; Peterson, P. D.

    2006-01-01

    Physical and chemical analyses of five PETN (pentaerythritol tetranitrate) batches have been conducted to assist in defining powder acceptance criteria for qualification of newly manufactured powders, as well as for examination of potential changes related to aging and thus changes in performance. Results showed that (1) repeatable Fisher Sub-Sieve Sizer measurements (which relate well to historic performance data) could be obtained with consistent sample setup and measurement techniques; (2) BET nitrogen adsorption estimates of surface area correlate well with Fisher measurements and appear less variable; (3) PharmaVision particle size analyses show promise in discriminating among PETN batches; and (4) SEMs are extremely useful in semi-quantitative discrimination among batches. Physical and chemical data will be related to performance data (to be obtained) to develop quantitative physical and chemical tests useful in predicting performance over time, i.e., as powders age.

  9. Ferrocyanide Safety Project: Subtask 3. 4, Aging Studies

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    Lilga, M.A.; Lumetta, M.R.; Riemath, W.F.; Romine, R.A.; Schiefelbein, G.F.

    1992-11-01

    The Hanford Ferrocyanide Task Team is addressing issues involving ferrocyanide precipitates in single-shell waste storage tanks (SSTs), in particular the storage of waste in a safe manner. This Task Team, composed of researchers from Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC), Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), and outside consultants, was formed in response to the need for an updated analysis of safety questions about the Hanford ferrocyanide tanks. This annual report gives the results of the work conducted by PNL in FY 1992 on Subtask 3.4, Aging Studies, which is part of Task 3, Chemical Nature of Feffocyanide in Wastes. Subtask 3.4 deals with the aging behavior and solubilization of ferrocyanide tank waste sludges in a basic aqueous environment. Investigated were the effects of pH variation, ionic strength, salts present in SSTS, and gamma radiation on solubilization of vendor-prepared Na[sub 2]NiFe(CN)[sub 6].

  10. A new method to determine Globular Cluster ages

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    Raul Jimenez; Paolo Padoan

    1996-02-02

    We present a new method to compute stellar ages in Globular Clusters (GC) that is ten times more precise than the traditional isochrone fitting procedure. The method relies on accurate stellar evolutionary tracks and on photometry for GCs complete down to the main sequence, and it is based on counting number of stars in two different regions of the CMD: the red giant branch and the main-sequence. We have applied this method to the globular cluster M68 and found an age of 16.4$\\pm$0.2 Gyr for $(m-M)_V=15.3$. This new method reduces the error associated to the uncertainty in the distance modulus by a factor of two, the error due to the choice of the value for the mixing length parameter to almost zero and the error due to the colour-$T_{\\rm eff}$ transformation to zero.

  11. Development Program for Natural Aging Aluminum Casting Alloys

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    Dr. Geoffrey K. Sigworth

    2004-05-14

    A number of 7xx aluminum casting alloys are based on the ternary Al-Zn-Mg system. These alloys age naturally to high strength at room temperature. A high temperature solution and aging treatment is not required. Consequently, these alloys have the potential to deliver properties nearly equivalent to conventional A356-T6 (Al-Si-Mg) castings, with a significant cost saving. An energy savings is also possible. In spite of these advantages, the 7xx casting alloys are seldom used, primarily because of their reputation for poor castibility. This paper describes the results obtained in a DOE-funded research study of these alloys, which is part of the DOE-OIT ''Cast Metals Industries of the Future'' Program. Suggestions for possible commercial use are also given.

  12. Cumulative theoretical uncertainties in lithium depletion boundary age

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    Tognelli, Emanuele; Degl'Innocenti, Scilla

    2015-01-01

    We performed a detailed analysis of the main theoretical uncertainties affecting the age at the lithium depletion boundary (LDB). To do that we computed almost 12000 pre-main sequence models with mass in the range [0.06, 0.4] M_sun by varying input physics (nuclear reaction cross-sections, plasma electron screening, outer boundary conditions, equation of state, and radiative opacity), initial chemical elements abundances (total metallicity, helium and deuterium abundances, and heavy elements mixture), and convection efficiency (mixing length parameter, alpha_ML). As a first step, we studied the effect of varying these quantities individually within their extreme values. Then, we analysed the impact of simultaneously perturbing the main input/parameters without an a priori assumption of independence. Such an approach allowed us to build for the first time the cumulative error stripe, which defines the edges of the maximum uncertainty region in the theoretical LDB age. We found that the cumulative error stripe ...

  13. Materials Compatibility and Aging for Flux and Cleaner Combinations.

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    Archuleta, Kim; Piatt, Rochelle

    2015-01-01

    A materials study of high reliability electronics cleaning is presented here. In Phase 1, mixed type substrates underwent a condensed contaminants application to view a worst- case scenario for unremoved flux with cleaning agent residue for parts in a silicone oil filled environment. In Phase 2, fluxes applied to copper coupons and to printed wiring boards underwent gentle cleaning then accelerated aging in air at 65% humidity and 30 O C. Both sets were aged for 4 weeks. Contaminants were no-clean (ORL0), water soluble (ORH1 liquid and ORH0 paste), and rosin (RMA; ROL0) fluxes. Defluxing agents were water, solvents, and engineered aqueous defluxers. In the first phase, coupons had flux applied and heated, then were placed in vials of oil with a small amount of cleaning agent and additional coupons. In the second phase, pairs of copper coupons and PWB were hand soldered by application of each flux, using tin-lead solder in a strip across the coupon or a set of test components on the PWB. One of each pair was cleaned in each cleaning agent, the first with a typical clean, and the second with a brief clean. Ionic contamination residue was measured before accelerated aging. After aging, substrates were removed and a visual record of coupon damage made, from which a subjective rank was applied for comparison between the various flux and defluxer combinations; more corrosion equated to higher rank. The ORH1 water soluble flux resulted in the highest ranking in both phases, the RMA flux the least. For the first phase, in which flux and defluxer remained on coupons, the aqueous defluxers led to worse corrosion. The vapor phase cleaning agents resulted in the highest ranking in the second phase, in which there was no physical cleaning. Further study of cleaning and rinsing parameters will be required.

  14. The Development of the Bronze Age Funerary Landscape of Nichoria

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    Boyd, Michael J.

    2014-11-28

    for periodicals in the reference lists of the chapters follow the conventions of the Ameri- can Journal of Archaeology 111 (2007), pp. 14–34. List of Abbreviations CR Crete DA Dark Age dat. dative diam. diameter dim. dimensions EDS energy dispersive X... diachronic analyses of the development of the site and its eventual incorpora- tion within the boundaries of the Pylian state (Ben- net 1995, 1999). Nichoria is located on the western arc of the Gulf of Messenia, about two kilometers inland...

  15. AGING AND IODINE LOADING OF SILVER-FUNCTIONALIZED AEROGELS

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    Bruffey, Stephanie H [ORNL; Jubin, Robert Thomas [ORNL; Anderson, Kaara K [ORNL; Walker Jr, Joseph Franklin [ORNL

    2013-01-01

    Engineered silver-functionalized silica aerogels are being investigated for their application in off-gas treatment at a used nuclear fuel reprocessing facility. Reprocessing will release several key volatile radionuclides, including iodine-129. To achieve regulatory compliance, iodine-129 must be removed from any off-gas stream prior to environmental discharge. Silver-functionalized aerogels have been demonstrated to have high iodine capture capacity, high porosity and potential for conversion into a waste form. Capture materials used in off-gas treatment may be exposed to a heated, high humidity, acidic gas stream for months. Extended exposure to this stream could affect sorbent performance. It was the aim of this study to evaluate what impacts might be observed when Ag0-functionalized aerogels prepared at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory were contacted with a dry air stream for up to 6 months and then used to adsorb iodine from a synthetic off-gas stream. Results demonstrate that there is some loss of iodine capture capacity caused by aging, but that this loss is not as marked as for aging of more traditional iodine sorbents, such as silver-impregnated mordenite. Specifically, aging silver-functionalized aerogel under a dry air stream for up to 6 months can decrease its iodine capacity from 41wt% to 32wt%.

  16. Aging and iodine loading of silver-functionalized aerogels

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    Bruffey, S.H.; Jubin, R.T.; Anderson, K.K.; Walker, J.F. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2008, MS-6223, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States)

    2013-07-01

    Engineered silver-functionalized silica aerogels are being investigated for their potential application in off-gas treatment at a used nuclear fuel reprocessing facility. Reprocessing will release several key volatile radionuclides, including iodine-129. To achieve regulatory compliance, iodine-129 must be removed from any off-gas stream prior to environmental discharge. Ag{sup 0}-functionalized aerogels have been demonstrated to have high iodine-capture capacity, high porosity, and potential for conversion into a waste form. Capture materials used in off-gas treatment may be exposed to a heated, high-humidity, acidic gas stream for months. Extended exposure to this stream could affect sorbent performance. It was the aim of this study to evaluate what impacts might be observed when Ag{sup 0}-functionalized aerogels prepared at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory were contacted with a dry air stream for up to 6 months and then used to adsorb iodine from a synthetic off-gas stream. Results demonstrate that there is some loss of iodine-capture capacity caused by aging, but that this loss is not as marked as for aging of more traditional iodine sorbents, such as silver-impregnated mordenite. Specifically, aging silver-functionalized aerogel under a dry air stream for up to 6 months can decrease its iodine capacity from 41 wt% to 32 wt%. (authors)

  17. 2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS - TRITIUM AGING STUDIES ON STAINLESS STEELS

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    Morgan, M.

    2013-01-31

    This report summarizes the research and development accomplishments during FY12 for the tritium effects on materials program. The tritium effects on materials program is designed to measure the long-term effects of tritium and its radioactive decay product, helium-3, on the structural properties of forged stainless steels which are used as the materials of construction for tritium reservoirs. The FY12 R&D accomplishments include: (1) Fabricated and Thermally-Charged 150 Forged Stainless Steel Samples with Tritium for Future Aging Studies; (2) Developed an Experimental Plan for Measuring Cracking Thresholds of Tritium-Charged-and-Aged Steels in High Pressure Hydrogen Gas; (3) Calculated Sample Tritium Contents For Laboratory Inventory Requirements and Environmental Release Estimates; (4) Published report on “Cracking Thresholds and Fracture Toughness Properties of Tritium-Charged-and-Aged Stainless Steels”; and, (5) Published report on “The Effects of Hydrogen, Tritium, and Heat Treatment on the Deformation and Fracture Toughness Properties of Stainless Steels”. These accomplishments are highlighted here and references given to additional reports for more detailed information.

  18. New Technologies for Repairing Aging Cables in Nuclear Power Plants

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    Simmons, Kevin L. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Fifield, Leonard S. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Westman, Matthew P. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)

    2013-09-11

    The goal of this project is to demonstrate a proof-of-concept for a technique to repair aging cables that have been subjected to degradation associated with long-term thermal and radiation exposure in nuclear power plants. The physical degradation of the aging cables manifests itself primarily as cracking and increased brittleness of the polymeric electrical insulation. Therefore, the proposed cable-repair concept comprises development of techniques to impart a softening agent within the deteriorated polymer insulation jacket so as to regain the ability of the insulation to stretch without failing and possibly to heal existing cracks in the insulation. Our approach is to use commercially available ethylene-propylene rubber (EPR) as the relevant test material, demonstrate the adsorption of chemical treatments in the EPR and quantify changes in resulting physical and mechanical properties. EPR cable samples have been thermally treated in air to produce specimens corresponding to the full range of cable age-performance points from new (>350% elongation at break) to end-of-life (<50% elongation at break). The current focus is on two chemical treatments selected as candidates for restoring age-related cable elasticity loss: a rubber plasticizer and a reactive silane molecule. EPR specimens of 200, 150, 100, and 50% elongation at break have been soaked in the candidate chemical treatments and the kinetics of chemical uptake, measured by change in mass of the samples, has been determined. Mechanical properties as a function of aging and chemical treatment have been measured including ultimate tensile strength, tensile modulus at 50% strain, elongation at break, and storage modulus. Dimensional changes with treatment and changes in glass transition temperature were also investigated. These ongoing experiments are expected to provide insight into the physical-chemical nature of the effect of thermal degradation on EPR rejuvenation limits and to advance novel methods for restoring the ability of degraded EPR to be compliant and resist fracture. The results of this research reveal that absorption of chemical treatments can lower the glass transition temperature and modulus of EPR. Chemical treatments pursued thus far have proven ineffective at restoring EPR strength and elongation at break. Future work will combine the plasticizer modalities found to successfully increase the volume of the EPR, reduce EPR glass transition temperature and reduce EPR modulus with promising chemistries that will repair the damage of the polymer, potentially using the plasticizer as a host for the new chemistry.

  19. Aging of Iodine-Loaded Silver Mordenite in NO2

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    Bruffey, Stephanie H.; Jubin, Robert Thomas; Patton, Kaara K.; Walker Jr, Joseph Franklin

    2014-04-01

    Used nuclear fuel facilities need to control and minimize radioactive emissions. Off-gas systems are designed to remove radioactive contaminants, such as 85Kr, 14C, 3H, and 129I. In an off-gas system, any capture material will be exposed to a gas stream for months at a time. This gas stream may be at elevated temperature and could contain water, NOx gas, or a variety of other constituents comprising the dissolver off-gas stream in a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant. For this reason, it is important to evaluate the effects of long-term exposure, or aging, on proposed capture materials. One material under consideration is reduced silver mordenite (Ag0Z), which is recognized for its efficient iodine capture properties. Iodine is immobilized on Ag0Z as AgI, a solid with low volatility (m.p. ? 500°C). The aim of this study was to determine whether extended aging at elevated temperature in a nominally 2% NO2 environment would result in a loss of immobilized iodine from this material due to either physical or chemical changes that might occur during aging. Charges of iodine-loaded reduced silver mordenite (I2-Ag0Z) were exposed to a 2% NO2 environment for 1, 2, 3, and 4 months at 150°C, then analyzed for iodine losses The aging study was completed successfully. The material did not visibly change color or form. The results demonstrate that no significant iodine loss was observed over the course of 4 months of 2% NO2 aging of I2-Ag0Z at elevated temperature within the margin of error and the variability (~10%) in the loading along the beds. This provides assurance that iodine will remain immobilized on Ag0Z during extended online use in an off-gas capture treatment system. Future tests should expose I2-Ag0Z to progressively more complex feed gases in an effort to accurately replicate the conditions expected in a reprocessing facility.

  20. Impact of Pretreatment and Aging on the Iodine Capture Performance of Silver-Exchanged Mordenite - 12314

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    Jubin, R.T.; Ramey, D.W.; Spencer, B.B.; Anderson, K.K.; Robinson, S.M. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States)

    2012-07-01

    Volatile gas emissions from a nuclear fuel recycle facility in the United States are governed by several key regulations, including 10 CFR 20, 40 CFR 61, and 40 CFR 190. Under 40 CFR 190, the total quantity of iodine that may be released to the environment from the entire fuel cycle is limited to 5 millicuries of I-129 per gigawatt-year of electrical energy produced by the fuel cycle. With a reasonable engineering margin, an iodine decontamination factor (DF) of approximately 1000 will be required for the complete fuel cycle. Off-gas treatment in a fuel reprocessing plant must address several gas streams containing iodine, among a number of volatile radionuclides. Past research and developmental activities identified silver-exchanged mordenite (AgZ) as a very promising sorbent based on its acid resistance, relatively high iodine and methyl iodide capacity, and high achievable DF. Recent studies at ORNL have focused on the impacts of long-term exposure to simulated off-gas streams (aging) and pretreatment on the iodine adsorption performance of hydrogen-reduced silver-exchanged mordenite (Ag{sup 0}Z). Experiments were conducted to determine the effects of long-term exposure to both dry and moist air on the iodine sorption capacity of Ag{sup 0}Z. The data indicates that aging reduces the capacity of Ag{sup 0}Z, which must be accounted for to prevent degradation of DF. Because of its high acid resistance, a AgZ sorbent has been selected specifically for application in treating off-gas streams containing iodine. While extensive tests have been conducted in the United States on a form of this sorbent, the specific material previously tested is no longer commercially available and similar materials are currently being evaluated. As part of this evaluation, tests were conducted to determine the iodine sorption properties of this replacement media and the effects of long-term (up to 6 months) exposure to simulated off-gas streams. The ultimate goal is to develop an understanding of the fundamental phenomena that controls aging for this material and other zeolites that could be considered for use in off-gas treatment in the future. The trends in the study results indicate that the amount of elemental silver observed by XRD increases from 0.3 wt% in vendor-supplied AgZ to approximately 5 wt% by reducing the material with hydrogen. The study also concluded that aging decreases the quantity of elemental silver in the material. After 2 months of aging, the Ag{sup 0} content of an experimental sample was reduced from 5 wt% to about 1.3 wt%. The form into which the elemental silver is converted during aging was not determined. Experimental tests have been initiated to study how aging of Ag{sup 0}Z impacts iodine loading on the zeolite. Loading tests with un-aged Ag{sup 0}Z resulted in an 81% silver utilization. The loading capacity of iodine on Ag{sup 0}Z was reduced with aging in dry air. Material aged for 6 months in dry air had a 40% reduction in iodine loading capacity. Under moist-air aging conditions, a significant decrease in the rate and total loading (?45% of theoretical) of iodine uptake can be observed beginning with the shortest aging period (i.e., after 1 month) when compared with the loading curve using Ag{sup 0}Z with no aging. Increasing exposure time to the humid air used to age the Ag{sup 0}Z beyond 1 month resulted in a slight additional reduction in capacity to about 35% of theoretical at 2 months. Virtually identical capacity was observed with 4 months of aging. Compared to the non-aged material, the 1 month dry-air aged Ag{sup 0}Z shows about a 35% reduction (approximate) in iodine loading capacity and the 6 month dry-air aged Ag{sup 0}Z shows about a 50% reduction. These studies generated several questions that will be addressed in future tests. They include the following: Is there indeed degradation over time (in storage) in the iodine adsorption performance of Ag{sup 0}Z? Once reduced, how should the Ag{sup 0}Z be stored- under a hydrogen atmosphere, an inert atmosphere, a desiccant, or some other method or c

  1. Cooling rate, heating rate and aging effects in glassy water

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    Nicolas Giovambattista; H. Eugene Stanley; Francesco Sciortino

    2004-03-03

    We report a molecular dynamics simulation study of the properties of the potential energy landscape sampled by a system of water molecules during the process of generating a glass by cooling, and during the process of regenerating the equilibrium liquid by heating the glass. We study the dependence of these processes on the cooling/heating rates as well as on the role of aging (the time elapsed in the glass state). We compare the properties of the potential energy landscape sampled during these processes with the corresponding properties sampled in the liquid equilibrium state to elucidate under which conditions glass configurations can be associated with equilibrium liquid configurations.

  2. Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test

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  4. Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test

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  5. Aging and deaging effects in shape memory alloys (Journal Article) |

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  7. Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test

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  8. Structural aging program to assess the adequacy of critical concrete components in nuclear power plants

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    Naus, D.J.; Marchbanks, M.F.; Oland, C.B.; Arndt, E.G.

    1989-01-01

    The Structural Aging (SAG) Program is carried out by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) under sponsorship of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC). The Program has evolved from preliminary studies conducted to evaluate the long-term environmental challenges to light-water reactor safety-related concrete civil structures. An important conclusion of these studies was that a damage methodology, which can provide a quantitative measure of a concrete structure's durability with respect to potential future requirements, needs to be developed. Under the SAG Program, this issue is being addressed through: establishment of a structural materials information center, evaluation of structural component assessment and repair technologies, and development of a quantitative methodology for structural aging determinations. Progress to date of each of these activities is presented as well as future plans. 7 refs., 5 figs.

  9. The ages of very cool hydrogen-rich white dwarfs

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    M. Salaris; E. Garcia-Berro; M. Hernanz; J. Isern; D. Saumon

    2000-07-04

    The evolution of white dwarfs is essentially a cooling process that depends primarily on the energy stored in their degenerate cores and on the transparency of their envelopes. In this paper we compute accurate cooling sequences for carbon-oxygen white dwarfs with hydrogen dominated atmospheres for the full range of masses of interest. For this purpose we use the most accurate available physical inputs for both the equation of state and opacities of the envelope and for the thermodynamic quantities of the degenerate core. We also investigate the role of the latent heat in the computed cooling sequences. We present separately cooling sequences in which the effects of phase separation of the carbon-oxygen binary mixture upon crystallization have been neglected, and the delay introduced in the cooling times when this mechanism is properly taken into account, in order to compare our results with other published cooling sequences which do not include a treatment of this phenomenon. We find that the cooling ages of very cool white dwarfs with pure hydrogen atmospheres have been systematically underestimated by roughly 1.5 Gyr at log(L/Lo)=-4.5 for an otherwise typical 0.6 Mo white dwarf, when phase separation is neglected. If phase separation of the binary mixture is included then the cooling ages are further increased by roughly 10%. Cooling tracks and cooling isochrones in several color-magnitude diagrams are presented as well.

  10. ASC Supercomputers Predict Effects of Aging on Materials

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    Kubota, A; Reisman, D B; Wolfer, W G

    2005-08-25

    In an extensive molecular dynamics (MD) study of shock compression of aluminum containing such microscopic defects as found in aged plutonium, LLNL scientists have demonstrated that ASC supercomputers live up to their promise as powerful tools to predict aging phenomena in the nuclear stockpile. Although these MD investigations are carried out on material samples containing only about 10 to 40 million atoms, and being not much bigger than a virus particle, they have shown that reliable materials properties and relationships between them can be extracted for density, temperature, pressure, and dynamic strength. This was proven by comparing their predictions with experimental data of the Hugoniot, with dynamic strength inferred from gas-gun experiments, and with the temperatures behind the shock front as calculated with hydro-codes. The effects of microscopic helium bubbles and of radiation-induced dislocation loops and voids on the equation of state were also determined and found to be small and in agreement with earlier theoretical predictions and recent diamond-anvil-cell experiments. However, these microscopic defects play an essential role in correctly predicting the dynamic strength for these nano-crystalline samples. These simulations also prove that the physics involved in shock compression experiments remains the same for macroscopic specimens used in gas-gun experiments down to micrometer samples to be employed in future NIF experiments. Furthermore, a practical way was discovered to reduce plastic instabilities in NIF target materials by introducing finely dispersed defects.

  11. A NEW VIEW OF VEGA'S COMPOSITION, MASS, AND AGE

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    Yoon, Jinmi; Peterson, Deane M. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800 (United States); Kurucz, Robert L. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Zagarello, Robert J., E-mail: jyoon@grad.physics.sunysb.ed, E-mail: dpeterson@astro.sunysb.ed, E-mail: rkurucz@cfa.harvard.ed, E-mail: rzagarello@mail.astro.sunysb.ed [PCPION, South Setauket, NY 11720-1325 (United States)

    2010-01-01

    We present estimates of Vega's composition, mass, and age based on a simultaneous fit of high-resolution metal line profiles, the wings of the Balmer lines, the absolute visible/near-IR fluxes, and high angular resolution triple phase data from the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer to gravity-darkened Roche models. This substantially expands our earlier analysis. We determine that Vega has a much lower mass, 2.135 +- 0.074 M{sub sun}, than generally assumed. This strongly supports the contention that Vega is metal-poor throughout (Z approx 0.008), suggesting it was formed that way. Assuming a uniform composition equal to that derived for the surface, and the luminosity and radius obtained here, we derive a best estimate of Vega's age, 455 +- 13 Myr, and mass, 2.157 +- 0.017 M{sub sun}, by fitting to standard isochrones. We continue to argue that Vega is much too old to be coeval with other members of the Castor moving group and is thus unlikely to be a member. The updated chemical abundances continue to support the conclusion that Vega is a lambda Boo star.

  12. Preliminary Transportation, Aging and Disposal Canister System Performance Specification

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    C.A Kouts

    2006-11-22

    This document provides specifications for selected system components of the Transportation, Aging and Disposal (TAD) canister-based system. A list of system specified components and ancillary components are included in Section 1.2. The TAD canister, in conjunction with specialized overpacks will accomplish a number of functions in the management and disposal of spent nuclear fuel. Some of these functions will be accomplished at purchaser sites where commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF) is stored, and some will be performed within the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) transportation and disposal system. This document contains only those requirements unique to applications within Department of Energy's (DOE's) system. DOE recognizes that TAD canisters may have to perform similar functions at purchaser sites. Requirements to meet reactor functions, such as on-site dry storage, handling, and loading for transportation, are expected to be similar to commercially available canister-based systems. This document is intended to be referenced in the license application for the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR). As such, the requirements cited herein are needed for TAD system use in OCRWM's disposal system. This document contains specifications for the TAD canister, transportation overpack and aging overpack. The remaining components and equipment that are unique to the OCRWM system or for similar purchaser applications will be supplied by others.

  13. ASSESSMENT OF CABLE AGING USING CONDITION MONITORING TECHNIQUES

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    GROVE,E.; LOFARO,R.; SOO,P.; VILLARAN,M.; HSU,F.

    2000-04-06

    Electric cables in nuclear power plants suffer degradation during service as a result of the thermal and radiation environments in which they are installed. Instrumentation and control cables are one type of cable that provide an important role in reactor safety. Should the polymeric cable insulation material become embrittled and cracked during service, or during a loss-of-coolant-accident (LOCA) and when steam and high radiation conditions are anticipated, failure could occur and prevent the cables from fulfilling their intended safety function(s). A research program is being conducted at Brookhaven National Laboratory to evaluate condition monitoring (CM) techniques for estimating the amount of cable degradation experienced during in-plant service. The objectives of this program are to assess the ability of the cables to perform under a simulated LOCA without losing their ability to function effectively, and to identify CM techniques which may be used to determine the effective lifetime of cables. The cable insulation materials tested include ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) and cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE). Accelerated aging (thermal and radiation) to the equivalent of 40 years of service was performed, followed by exposure to simulated LOCA conditions. The effectiveness of chemical, electrical, and mechanical condition monitoring techniques are being evaluated. Results indicate that several of these methods can detect changes in material parameters with increasing age. However, each has its limitations, and a combination of methods may provide an effective means for trending cable degradation in order to assess the remaining life of cables.

  14. Aging assessment of surge protective devices in nuclear power plants

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    Davis, J.F.; Subudhi, M.; Carroll, D.P.

    1996-01-01

    An assessment was performed to determine the effects of aging on the performance and availability of surge protective devices (SPDs), used in electrical power and control systems in nuclear power plants. Although SPDs have not been classified as safety-related, they are risk-important because they can minimize the initiating event frequencies associated with loss of offsite power and reactor trips. Conversely, their failure due to age might cause some of those initiating events, e.g., through short circuit failure modes, or by allowing deterioration of the safety-related component(s) they are protecting from overvoltages, perhaps preventing a reactor trip, from an open circuit failure mode. From the data evaluated during 1980--1994, it was found that failures of surge arresters and suppressers by short circuits were neither a significant risk nor safety concern, and there were no failures of surge suppressers preventing a reactor trip. Simulations, using the ElectroMagnetic Transients Program (EMTP) were performed to determine the adequacy of high voltage surge arresters.

  15. Estimating the age of alleles by use of intraallelic variability

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    Slatkin, M.; Rannala, B.

    1997-02-01

    A method is presented for estimating the age of an allele by use of its frequency and the extent of variation among different copies. The method uses the joint distribution of the number of copies in a population sample and the coalescence times of the intraallelic gene genealogy conditioned on the number of copies. The linear birth-death process is used to approximate the dynamics of a rare allele in a finite population. A maximum-likelihood estimate of the age of the allele is obtained by Monte Carlo integration over the coalescence times. The method is applied to two alleles at the cystic fibrosis (CFTR) locus, {Delta}F508 and G542X, for which intraallelic variability at three intronic microsatellite loci has been examined. Our results indicate that G542X is somewhat older than {Delta}F508. Although absolute estimates depend on the mutation rates at the microsatellite loci, our results support the hypothesis that {Delta}F508 arose <500 generations ({approx}10,000 years) ago. 32 refs., 4 figs.

  16. Bioinformatician position available Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group, University of Liverpool

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    Bioinformatician position available Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group, University of Liverpool A bioinformatician position is available in the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group at the University of Liverpool) systems biology, functional genomics, network analysis, and genome evolution. Applicants should have

  17. Single particle characterization, source apportionment, and aging effects of ambient aerosols in Southern California

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    Shields, Laura Grace

    2008-01-01

    primary sources (HDDV, LDV, dust, sea salt, and biomass) using the updated aged library.source library does contain some pseudo-aged signatures of the primarylibrary was used to determine the relative contributions of primary sources

  18. Speed of processing versus dual-tasking in ageing using a motor-free paradigm. 

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    Oliphant, Kirsty

    2012-06-27

    Age effects on dual-task costs and speed of processing were investigated on young, middle and old participants. Dual-tasking literature debates the presence of an age-related dual task decline in older adults and we hope ...

  19. Memory, brain and aging: The good, the bad and the promising

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    Ober, Beth A.

    2010-01-01

    in the healthy aging brain. Neu- ropsychology 23(5):541–50.Development in the Adult Brain. New York, NY: Oxford Univinfluences on cognitive and brain plasticity during aging. J

  20. Does Age Effect Dual-tasking Ability? Data from Healthy Participants using a new Experimental Paradigm. 

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    Ghazali, Zayba

    2011-06-29

    OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore age-related differences in dual-tasking. Previous studies report no age-effects in dual-tasking among healthy individuals in comparison to severe dual-tasking impairment in Alzheimer’s ...

  1. 9.110J / 7.92J Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Neurobiology of Aging, Spring 2003

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    Corkin, Suzanne

    Lectures and discussions explore the clinical, behavioral, and molecular aspects of brain aging processes in humans. Topics include: loss of memory and other cognitive abilitites in normal aging; neurodegenerative conditions ...

  2. Cognition in healthy aging and Parkinson's disease : structural and functional integrity of neural circuits

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    Ziegler, David A. (David Allan)

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation documents how healthy aging and Parkinson's disease (PD) affect brain anatomy and physiology and how these neural changes relate to measures of cognition and perception. While healthy aging and PD are ...

  3. Similarities in the Age-Specific Incidence of Colon and Testicular Cancers.

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    Soto-Ortiz, Luis; Brody, James P

    2013-01-01

    Press. 12. Armitage P, Doll R (1954) The age distribution of1183. 14. Armitage P, Doll R (2004) The age distribution ofRev Genet 11: 446–450. 50. Doll R, Wakeford R (1997) Risk of

  4. Similarities in the Age-Specific Incidence of Colon and Testicular Cancers

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    Soto-Ortiz, Luis; Brody, James P; Emmert-Streib, Frank

    2013-01-01

    Press. 12. Armitage P, Doll R (1954) The age distribution of1183. 14. Armitage P, Doll R (2004) The age distribution ofRev Genet 11: 446–450. 50. Doll R, Wakeford R (1997) Risk of

  5. Exercise training regulation of extracellular matrix and remodeling in the aging rat heart 

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    Kwak, Hyo Bum

    2009-05-15

    in the aging heart. In contrast, exercise training not only improves cardiac function, but also reduces the risk of heart disease. However, the ability of exercise training to modulate ECM and remodeling in the aging heart remains unknown. Therefore...

  6. An evaluation of the impacts of aging on skeletal muscle performance in several mammalian divers 

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    Hindle, Allyson Gayle

    2009-05-15

    Based on the ‘free radical theory of aging,’ I hypothesized that hypoxia caused by the mammalian dive response induces free radical production which could modulate or accelerate cellular aging. On the other hand, to prevent ...

  7. Cord blood versus age 5 mononuclear cell proliferation on IgE and asthma

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    2010-01-01

    mite IgE levels, wheeze, cough, eczema and asthma. Results:and report of wheeze, cough and physician diagnosis ofAge 2 Asthma 1 Wheeze 1 Cough 1 Eczema 1 Age 3 Asthma 1

  8. Age and location of volcanic centers less than or equal to 3...

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    age, are shown. Location of the volcanic vents and rocks were taken from Luedke and Smith (1978). Ages were obtained from the original literature in all cases except for McKee...

  9. The effect of aging techniques on asphalt low-temperature properties 

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    Knorr, Daniel Brainard

    2001-01-01

    This study includes three phases wherein the effects of various aging techniques on asphalt low-temperature properties were investigated. In addition, two other studies were conducted: air-blowing was investigated as a possible long-term aging test...

  10. Functional Genomics of Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease: Focus on Selective Neuronal Vulnerability

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    Wang, Xinkun; Michaelis, Mary L.; Michaelis, Elias K.

    2010-10-21

    Pivotal brain functions, such as neurotransmission, cognition, and memory, decline with advancing age and, especially, in neurodegenerative conditions associated with aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Yet, deterioration in structure...

  11. Senescence in duckweed: age-related declines in survival, reproduction and offspring quality

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    Laird, Robert

    - nents of fitness (survival, reproduction and offspring quality) in Lemna minor, a small aquatic plant-words: ageing, Lansing effect, Lemna minor, life history, parental age effects Introduction Senescence

  12. Age Structure and Growth of California Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii) in the Central

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    , California1 Barrett A. Garrison,2 Christopher D. Otahal,3 and Matthew L. Triggs4 Abstract Age structure. PSW-GTR-184. 2002. 665 #12;California Black Oak Age Structure--Garrison, Otahal, and Triggs as older

  13. Application of Direct Tension Testing to Field Samples to Investigate the Effects of HMA Aging 

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    Lawrence, James 1973-

    2012-08-27

    There are many factors which contribute to fatigue failure in HMA. While studies have been made with respect to binder aging, little has been done to investigate the effect of aging on the fatigue failure of asphalt mixtures. The lack...

  14. Accelerated Thermal Aging of Fe-Zeolite SCR Catalysts Using an...

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    Thermal Aging of Fe-Zeolite SCR Catalysts Using an Engine-Based Systems Approach Accelerated Thermal Aging of Fe-Zeolite SCR Catalysts Using an Engine-Based Systems Approach This...

  15. Aging Effects on the Kinetics of Cesium Desorption from Vermiculite And Contaminated Soil

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    Sparks, Donald L.

    Aging Effects on the Kinetics of Cesium Desorption from Vermiculite And Contaminated Soil A. M), it is important to determine how aging affects 137 Cs desorption. This study uses a batch technique to measure 0

  16. Effect of Thermal Aging on NO oxidation and NOx storage in a...

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    Thermal Aging on NO oxidation and NOx storage in a Fully-Formulated Lean NOx Trap Effect of Thermal Aging on NO oxidation and NOx storage in a Fully-Formulated Lean NOx Trap...

  17. Continuum-Based Constitutive Modeling of Coupled Oxidative Aging-Mechanical Response of Asphalt Concrete 

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    Rahmani, Eisa

    2015-05-01

    Oxidative aging is known to be one of the main contributors to reducing the service life of asphalt pavements. Asphalt concrete becomes stiffer and more brittle when it reacts with oxygen. The aged asphalt pavement is more susceptible to crack...

  18. Fact #715: February 20, 2012 The Average Age of Light Vehicles Continues to Rise

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    The average age for cars and light trucks continues to rise as consumers hold onto their vehicles longer. Between 1995 and 2011, the average age for cars increased by 32% from 8.4 years to 11.1...

  19. Establishing a rodent (Fischer 344 rat) model of mild cognitive impairment in aging 

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    LaSarge, Candi Lynn

    2009-05-15

    Mild Cognitive Impairment is characterized by age-related decline in a variety of cognitive domains, including reference and working memory and olfactory function. Importantly, declining age-related mnemonic abilities is not inevitable; learning...

  20. APBF- DEC Heavy-Duty NOx Adsorber/DPF Project: Catalyst Aging...

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    DEC Heavy-Duty NOx AdsorberDPF Project: Catalyst Aging Study APBF- DEC Heavy-Duty NOx AdsorberDPF Project: Catalyst Aging Study 2004 Diesel Engine Emissions Reduction (DEER)...

  1. Multitasking in non-computerised and computerised versions of the Breakfast Task in healthy adult aging 

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    Kozlowska, Maria Teresa

    2010-06-30

    Older adults demonstrate poor performance on standard executive tests. However, age-related deficits have been found only on a number of more realistic executive tests. The present study investigated age effects in multitasking, requiring a range...

  2. WHOLE-ROCK 87Sr/86Sr COMPOSITION AND APPARENT STRONTIUM ISOTOPIC AGE OF LIMESTONES FROM SITE 1118, WOODLARK RIFT BASIN, SOUTHWEST PACIFIC (OCEAN DRILLING PROGRAM LEG 180) 

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    Allan, Tony; Robertson, Alastair H F; Sharp, Timothy R; Trotter, Julie

    2001-01-01

    Limestone from Unit VI (857.1–859.15 meters below seafloor) collected at Site 1118 contains a planktonic foraminiferal fauna indicating a latest Miocene to early Pliocene age. Globorotalia tumida is recorded in Sample ...

  3. Gene-culture coevolution in the age of genomics Peter J. Richersona,1

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    Richerson, Peter J.

    technology and depending on large bodies of cultural knowledge about plants and animals, stone-age foragers

  4. Technology and social process : oscillations in Iron Age copper production and power in Southern Jordan

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    Ben-Yosef, Erez

    2010-01-01

    uranium decay chain, the ratio of these isotopes corresponds to the geological age of the ore deposit

  5. Planning for an Aging Population Sharon Cowen and Molly Donovan, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Planning for an Aging Population Sharon Cowen and Molly Donovan, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Why are we talking about aging? As in most of America, New Hampshire's population is aging quickly. Senior Housing Perspectives, a report prepared by the New Hampshire Center for Public

  6. Age distribution of scientists at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center.

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    Age distribution of scientists at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center. University Programs. Based on a survey of the age distribution of scientists at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center, the figure shows a two-humped distribution; the first peak, around age 30, is mainly post-docs and junior

  7. February 16, 2008 Connecting renewal age processes and M/D/1

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    a connection between each of these models through the first hitting time of the renewal age process. FurtherFebruary 16, 2008 Connecting renewal age processes and M/D/1 processor sharing queues through stick breaking J.S.H. van Leeuwaarden1 A.H. L¨opker2 A.J.E.M. Janssen3 Abstract: The renewal age process

  8. Lecture 01 -Supplement: Examples of Modeling ## age elevation length mass sex

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    Rotella, Jay J.

    .87701 9.21 5.3e-11 *** ## age 1.50580 0.05214 28.88 .93 9.2e-11 *** ## age 1.50638 0.05306 28.39 Lecture 01 - Supplement: Examples of Modeling Approaches A dataset head(d) ## age elevation length

  9. PII S0016-7037(98)00211-7 The young age of Earth

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    Zhang, Youxue

    PII S0016-7037(98)00211-7 The young age of Earth YOUXUE ZHANG* Department of Geological Sciences form June 8, 1998) Abstract--Patterson (1956) established that the age of Earth is close, disagreement is abundant, and the young age of Earth has not been widely accepted. In this work, I examine all

  10. Pond age and riparian zone proximity influence anuran occupancy of urban retention ponds

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    Dorcas, Michael E.

    Pond age and riparian zone proximity influence anuran occupancy of urban retention ponds Devynn A and negatively affects many wildlife populations. However, certain urban features, such as retention ponds, may proximity and pond age on retention pond occupancy by anurans. We identified and estimated the age of 25

  11. Activated Aging Dynamics and Negative Fluctuation-Dissipation Ratios Peter Mayer,1,2

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    Berthier, Ludovic

    Activated Aging Dynamics and Negative Fluctuation-Dissipation Ratios Peter Mayer,1,2 Se´bastien Le 2006) In glassy materials, aging proceeds at large times via thermal activation. We show that this can theoretical and numerical results for the activated aging regime of simple kinetically constrained models

  12. Aging Considerations in the Development of Time-Dependent Seismic Fragility Curves

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    Padgett, Jamie Ellen

    Aging Considerations in the Development of Time-Dependent Seismic Fragility Curves Jayadipta Ghosh-dependent seismic fragility format for bridges, as well as new insights into the potential effects of aging in lognormal seismic fragility parameters are proposed to capture the time-dependent effect of aging

  13. RESEARCH ARTICLE Pioglitazone: an anti-diabetic compound with anti-aging

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    Mueller, Laurence D.

    RESEARCH ARTICLE Pioglitazone: an anti-diabetic compound with anti-aging properties Mahtab Jafari Æ studies evaluating the anti-aging properties of med- ications that target this pathway in Drosophila. Although there are no published data implicating an anti-aging role for these compounds in Drosophila, we

  14. Fracture, aging, and disease in bone J.W. Ager III

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    Ritchie, Robert

    Fracture, aging, and disease in bone J.W. Ager III Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley-known increase with age in fracture risk of human bone is essential. This also represents a challenge from accompanying the process of aging using appropriate multiscale experimental methods and relating them

  15. Aging correlation functions of the interrupted fractional Fokker-Planck propagator

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    Cao, Jianshu

    Aging correlation functions of the interrupted fractional Fokker-Planck propagator James B The authors explore aging in a general semi-Markov process with arbitrary waiting time distributions coordination, but one can generalize the construction to incorporate cutoffs in the aging of the system, i

  16. Aging memory and glassiness of a driven vortex , Guohong Li1

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    Andrei, Eva Y.

    1 Aging memory and glassiness of a driven vortex system. Xu Du1 , Guohong Li1 , Eva Y. Andrei1 , M memory, aging and nonlinear-dynamics. Glasses[1-11], interfaces[12] and fractures are some examples[13 the deviation from equilibrium. After removing the force, the system ages with time and its subsequent response

  17. Analyses of humanchimpanzee orthologous gene pairs to explore evolutionary hypotheses of aging

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    Church, George M.

    Analyses of human­chimpanzee orthologous gene pairs to explore evolutionary hypotheses of aging Joa Abstract Compared to chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), the onset of aging appears to be delayed in the human acting on genes associated with aging in different model systems, which allowed us to explore

  18. Physical Aging and Phase Behavior of Multiresponsive Microgel Colloidal Dispersions Zhiyong Meng,

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    Breedveld, Victor

    Physical Aging and Phase Behavior of Multiresponsive Microgel Colloidal Dispersions Zhiyong Meng. These studies reveal an extreme degree of complexity in the physical aging and phase behavior of the dispersions into rectangular capillary tubes, to very slow crystalline or glassy phases after days or weeks of aging

  19. A model for aging under deformation field, residual stresses and strains in soft glassy materials

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    Joshi, Yogesh Moreshwar

    A model for aging under deformation field, residual stresses and strains in soft glassy materials Yogesh M. Joshi* A model is proposed that considers aging and rejuvenation in a soft glassy material as, respectively, a decrease and an increase in free energy. The aging term is weighted by an inverse

  20. BETWEEN DESTINY AND DISEASE: GENETICS AND MOLECULAR PATHWAYS OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AGING

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    Sibille, Etienne

    BETWEEN DESTINY AND DISEASE: GENETICS AND MOLECULAR PATHWAYS OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AGING BETWEEN DESTINY AND DISEASE: GENETICS AND MOLECULAR PATHWAYS OF CNS AGING Christin Ann Glorioso, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 2010 Human brain aging is associated with robust "normal" functional, structural

  1. Aging and its distribution in coarsening processes L. Frachebourg,* P. L. Krapivsky, and S. Redner

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    Redner, Sidney

    Aging and its distribution in coarsening processes L. Frachebourg,* P. L. Krapivsky, and S. Redner Received 19 September 1996 We investigate the age distribution function P( ,t) in prototypical coarsening for these two models. We also show that the average age, i.e., the average time since a site was last visited

  2. Photochemical Aging of Secondary Organic Aerosol Particles Generated from the Oxidation of d-Limonene

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    Nizkorodov, Sergey

    Photochemical Aging of Secondary Organic Aerosol Particles Generated from the Oxidation of d are formed, they undergo both physical and chemical aging processes, which may result in large effects to be among the primary aging mechanisms. The direct effects of solar UV-radiation on the composition

  3. Hyper-Aging Dynamics of Nanoclay Suspension A. Shahin and Yogesh M Joshi*

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    Joshi, Yogesh Moreshwar

    Hyper-Aging Dynamics of Nanoclay Suspension A. Shahin and Yogesh M Joshi* Department of Chemical that the monotonic evolution of elastic modulus shifts to lower aging times, while maxima in viscous moduli get irrespective of their initial state. The resulting dependence of the relaxation time on aging time shows very

  4. Insights into aging through measurements of the Drosophila proteome as a function of temperature

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    Clemmer, David E.

    Insights into aging through measurements of the Drosophila proteome as a function of temperature age (i.e., calendar time in days, months, or years) is used to characterize deteriorative changes associated with aging (Rodwell et al., 2004; Krishnamurthy et al., 2004; Zahn et al., 2006). For example

  5. Aging in a very short-lived nematode Michael P. Gardnera,*, David Gemsb

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    Gems, David

    Aging in a very short-lived nematode Michael P. Gardnera,*, David Gemsb , Mark E. Vineya a School 17 June 2004; accepted 18 June 2004 Available online 8 August 2004 Abstract Aging has been characterised in detail in relatively few animal species. Here we describe the aging process in free

  6. Aging of Tetrahedral Structure in a Lennard-Jones Glass1 Gianguido C. CIANCI2

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    Weeks, Eric R.

    Aging of Tetrahedral Structure in a Lennard-Jones Glass1 Gianguido C. CIANCI2 and Eric R. WEEKS3,4 Summary We study the aging of a glassy Lennard-Jones binary mixture with molecular dy- namics simulations. We follow the evolution of the packing as a function of the system's age tw, the time passed since

  7. Aging and Death in an Organism that Reproduces by Morphologically Symmetric Division

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    Stewart 1 Aging and Death in an Organism that Reproduces by Morphologically Symmetric Division Running Title: Aging in a Symmetrically Dividing Organism Eric J. Stewart1 *, Richard Madden2 , Gregory *Corresponding author. Email: estewar1@post.harvard.edu #12;Stewart 2 Summary In macroscopic organisms, aging

  8. WSU's M.A. in aging studies equips students with the necessary skills to

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    WSU's M.A. in aging studies equips students with the necessary skills to meet the growing needs of America's aging population. Graduates will be well equipped for a diverse range of career opportunities from aging research and counseling to employment in nursing facilities, assisted-living communities

  9. Effect of aging on the toughness of human cortical bone: evaluation by R-curves

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    Ritchie, Robert

    Effect of aging on the toughness of human cortical bone: evaluation by R-curves R.K. Nallaa,b , J online 27 October 2004 Abstract Age-related deterioration of the fracture properties of bone, coupled, and hence, an understanding of how its fracture properties degrade with age is essential. The present study

  10. Glassy dynamics, aging in mobility, and structural relaxation of strongly adsorbed polymer films: Corrugation or confinement?

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    Mueser, Martin

    Glassy dynamics, aging in mobility, and structural relaxation of strongly adsorbed polymer films of surface roughness on the film's diffusion constant, its influence on aging, and other properties. The model reproduces many experimentally observed features such as logarithmic aging of structural

  11. A GENERALIZED MODEL OF MUTATION-SELECTION BALANCE WITH APPLICATIONS TO AGING

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    Evans, Steven N.

    A GENERALIZED MODEL OF MUTATION-SELECTION BALANCE WITH APPLICATIONS TO AGING DAVID STEINSALTZ to cover mutation-driven changes in full age-specific demo- graphic schedules. The model accommodates of solutions in a restricted case. Examples are given of applications to the biodemography of aging. 1

  12. Aging Impacts Transcriptome but not Genome of Hormone-dependentBreast Cancers

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    Yau, Christina; Fedele, Vita; Roydasgupta, Ritu; Fridlyand, Jane; Hubbard, Alan; Gray, Joe W.; Chew, Karen; Dairkee, Shanaz H.; Moore, DanH.; Schittulli, Francesco; Tommasi, Stefania; Paradiso, Angelo; Albertson, Donna G.; Benz, Christopher C.

    2007-10-09

    Age is one of the most important risk factors for human malignancies, including breast cancer; in addition, age-at-diagnosis has been shown to be an independent indicator of breast cancer prognosis. However, except for inherited forms of breast cancer, there is little genetic or epigenetic understanding of the biological basis linking aging with sporadic breast cancer incidence and its clinical behavior.

  13. Radiation Therapy for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration

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    Kishan, Amar U.; Modjtahedi, Bobeck S.; Morse, Lawrence S.; Lee, Percy

    2013-03-01

    In the enormity of the public health burden imposed by age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), much effort has been directed toward identifying effective and efficient treatments. Currently, anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections have demonstrated considerably efficacy in treating neovascular ARMD, but patients require frequent treatment to fully benefit. Here, we review the rationale and evidence for radiation therapy of ARMD. The results of early photon external beam radiation therapy are included to provide a framework for the sequential discussion of evidence for the usage of stereotactic radiation therapy, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The evidence suggests that these 3 modern modalities can provide a dose-dependent benefit in the treatment of ARMD. Most importantly, preliminary data suggest that all 3 can be used in conjunction with anti-VEGF therapeutics, thereby reducing the frequency of anti-VEGF injections required to maintain visual acuity.

  14. Nutrient-stimulated biodegradation of aged refinery hydrocarbons in soil

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    Drake, E.N.; Stokley, K.E.; Calcavecchio, P.; Bare, R.E.; Rothenburger, S.J.; Prince, R.C. [Exxon Research and Engineering, Annandale, NJ (United States); Douglas, G.S. [Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Aged hydrocarbon-contaminated refinery soil was amended with water and nutrients and tilled weekly for 1 year to stimulate biodegradation. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) analysis of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs) and triterpane biomarkers, and Freon IR analysis of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH), were used to determine the extent of biodegradation. There was significant degradation of extractable hydrocarbon (up to 60%), but neither hopane, oleanane, nor the amount of polars decreased during this period of bioremediation, allowing them to be used as conserved internal markers for estimating biodegradation. Significant degradation of the more alkylated two- and three-ring compounds, and of the four-ring species pyrene and chrysene and their alkylated congeners, was seen. Substantial degradation (> 40%) of benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(k)fluoranthene, and benzo(a)pyrene also was seen. The results show that bioremediation can be a useful treatment in the cleanup of contaminated refinery sites.

  15. MILLISECOND PULSAR AGES: IMPLICATIONS OF BINARY EVOLUTION AND A MAXIMUM SPIN LIMIT

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    Kiziltan, Buelent; Thorsett, Stephen E., E-mail: bulent@astro.ucsc.ed [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California and UCO/Lick Observatory, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)

    2010-05-20

    In the absence of constraints from the binary companion or supernova remnant, the standard method for estimating pulsar ages is to infer an age from the rate of spin-down. While the generic spin-down age may give realistic estimates for normal pulsars, it can fail for pulsars with very short periods. Details of the spin-up process during the low-mass X-ray binary (LMXB) phase pose additional constraints on the period (P) and spin-down rates ( P-dot ) that may consequently affect the age estimate. Here, we propose a new recipe to estimate millisecond pulsar (MSP) ages that parametrically incorporates constraints arising from binary evolution and limiting physics. We show that the standard method can be improved by this approach to achieve age estimates closer to the true age while the standard spin-down age may overestimate or underestimate the age of the pulsar by more than a factor of {approx}10 in the millisecond regime. We use this approach to analyze the population on a broader scale. For instance, in order to understand the dominant energy loss mechanism after the onset of radio emission, we test for a range of plausible braking indices. We find that a braking index of n = 3 is consistent with the observed MSP population. We demonstrate the existence and quantify the potential contributions of two main sources of age corruption: the previously known 'age bias' due to secular acceleration and 'age contamination' driven by sub-Eddington progenitor accretion rates. We explicitly show that descendants of LMXBs that have accreted at very low rates ( m-dot << M-dot{sub Edd}) will exhibit ages that appear older than the age of the Galaxy. We further elaborate on this technique, the implications and potential solutions it offers regarding MSP evolution, the underlying age distribution, and the post-accretion energy loss mechanism.

  16. Electrochemical Aging of Thermal-Sprayed Zinc Anodes on Concrete

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    Holcomb, G.R.; Bullard, S.J.; Covino, B.S. Jr.; Cramer, S.D.; Cryer, C.B.; McGill, G.E.

    1996-10-01

    Thermal-sprayed zinc anodes are used in impressed current cathodic protection systems for some of Oregon's coastal reinforced concrete bridges. Electrochemical aging of zinc anodes results in physical and chemical changes at the zinc-concrete interface. Concrete surfaces heated prior to thermal-spraying had initial adhesion strengths 80 pct higher than unheated surfaces. For electrochemical aging greater than 200 kC/m{sup 2} (5.2 A h/ft{sup 2}), there was no difference in adhesion strengths for zinc on preheated and unheated concrete. Adhesion strengths decreased monotonically after about 400 to 600 kC/m{sup 2} (10.4 to 15.6 A-h/ft{sup 2}) as a result of the reaction zones at the zinc-concrete interface. A zone adjacent to the metallic zinc (and originally part of the zinc coating) was primarily zincite (ZnO), with minor constituents of wulfingite (Zn(OH){sub 2}), simonkolleite (Zn{sub 5}(OH) {sub 8}C{sub l2}{sup .}H{sub 2}O), and hydrated zinc hydroxide sulfates (Zn{sub 4}SO{sub 4}(OH){sub 6}{sup .}xH{sub 2}O). This zone is the locus for cohesive fracture when the zinc coating separates from the concrete during adhesion tests. Zinc ions substitute for calcium in the cement paste adjacent to the coating as the result of secondary mineralization. The initial estimate of the coating service life based on adhesion strength measurements in accelerated impressed current cathodic protection tests is about 27 years.

  17. Accelerated aging studies and environmental stability of prototype tamper tapes

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    Wright, B.W.; Wright, C.W. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Bunk, A.R. [Battelle Columbus Lab., OH (United States)] [and others

    1995-05-01

    This report describes the results of accelerated aging experiments (weathering) conducted on prototype tamper tapes bonded to a variety of surface materials. The prototype tamper tapes were based on the patented Confirm{reg_sign} tamper-indicating technology developed and produced by 3M Company. Tamper tapes bonded to surfaces using pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) and four rapid-set adhesives were evaluated. The configurations of the PSA-bonded tamper tapes were 1.27-cm-wide Confirm{reg_sign} 1700 windows with vinyl underlay and 2.54-cm-wide Confirm{reg_sign} 1700 windows with vinyl and polyester underlays. The configurations of the rapid-set adhesive-bonded tamper tapes were 2.54-cm-wide Confirm{reg_sign} (1700, 1500 with and without primer, and 1300) windows with vinyl underlay. Surfaces used for bonding included aluminum, steel, stainless steel, Kevlar{reg_sign}, brass, copper, fiberglass/resin with and without gel coat, polyurethane-painted steel, acrylonitrile:butadiene:styrene plastic, polyester fiberglass board, Lexan polycarbonate, and cedar wood. Weathering conditions included a QUV cabinet (ultraviolet light at 60{degrees}C, condensing humidity at 40{degrees}C), a thermal cycling cabinet (-18{degrees}C to 46{degrees}C), a Weather-O-Meter (Xenon lamp), and exposure outdoors in Daytona Beach, Florida. Environmental aging exposures lasted from 7 weeks to 5 months. After exposure, the tamper tapes were visually examined and tested for transfer resistance. Tamper tapes were also exposed to a variety of chemical liquids (including organic solvents, acids, bases, and oxidizing liquids) to determine chemical resistance and to sand to determine abrasion resistance.

  18. Fuel age impacts on gaseous fission product capture during separations

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    Jubin, Robert T.; Soelberg, Nicolas R.; Strachan, Denis M.; Ilas, G.

    2012-09-21

    As a result of fuel reprocessing, volatile radionuclides will be released from the facility stack if no processes are put in place to remove them. The radionuclides that are of concern in this document are 3H, 14C, 85Kr, and 129 Rosnick 2007 I. The question we attempt to answer is how efficient must this removal process be for each of these radionuclides? To answer this question, we examine the three regulations that may impact the degree to which these radionuclides must be reduced before process gases can be released from the facility. These regulations are 40 CFR 61 (EPA 2010a), 40 CFR 190(EPA 2010b), and 10 CFR 20 (NRC 2012), and they apply to the total radonuclide release and to the dose to a particular organ – the thyroid. Because these doses can be divided amongst all the radionuclides in different ways and even within the four radionuclides in question, several cases are studied. These cases consider for the four analyzed radionuclides inventories produced for three fuel types—pressurized water reactor uranium oxide (PWR UOX), pressurized water reactor mixed oxide (PWR MOX), and advanced high-temperature gascooled reactor (AHTGR)—several burnup values and time out of reactor extending to 200 y. Doses to the maximum exposed individual (MEI) are calculated with the EPA code CAP-88 ( , 1992). Two dose cases are considered. The first case, perhaps unrealistic, assumes that all of the allowable dose is assigned to the volatile radionuclides. In lieu of this, for the second case a value of 10% of the allowable dose is arbitrarily selected to be assigned to the volatile radionuclides. The required decontamination factors (DFs) are calculated for both of these cases, including the case for the thyroid dose for which 14C and 129I are the main contributors. However, for completeness, for one fuel type and burnup, additional cases are provided, allowing 25% and 50% of the allowable dose to be assigned to the volatile radionuclides. Because 3H and 85Kr have relatively short half-lives, 12.3 y and 10.7 y, respectively, the dose decreases with the time from when the fuel is removed from the reactor to the time it is processed (herein “fuel age”). One possible strategy for limiting the discharges of these short halflife radionuclides is to allow the fuel to age to take advantage of radioactive decay. Therefore, the doses and required DFs are calculated as a function of fuel age. Here we calculate, given the above constraints and assumptions, the minimum ages for each fuel type that would not require additional effluent controls for the shorter half-life volatile radionuclides based on dose considerations. With respect to 129I doses, we find that the highest dose is calculated with iodine as a fine particulate. The dose scales as the fraction of the total 129I that is particulate. Therefore, we assume for all of our calculations that 100% of the 129I is particulate and allow the user of the results given here to scale our calculated doses to their needs. To summarize the data given in the body and appendices of this report, we find that the principal isotopes of concern are 3H and 129I, the latter requiring the highest DFs. The maximum DF value for 129I is 8000 for the illustrated cases. The required DF for 3H could be as high as 720, depending on the age of the fuel processed. The DF for 85Kr could be up to ~60, depending on fuel age. The DF for 14C is in many cases 1 (no treatment required) but could be as high as 30. The DFs required are within the range of DFs that are reported for the capture technologies that are available for the volatile radionuclides. Achieving the required 129I and 3H DFs is more challenging. Variations in stack design and other design factors may also significantly impact the DF requirements.

  19. Time-aging time-stress superposition in soft glass under tensile deformation field

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    Asima Shaukat; Ashutosh Sharma; Yogesh M. Joshi

    2010-06-10

    We have studied the tensile deformation behaviour of thin films of aging aqueous suspension of Laponite, a model soft glassy material, when subjected to a creep flow field generated by a constant engineering normal stress. Aqueous suspension of Laponite demonstrates aging behaviour wherein it undergoes time dependent enhancement of its elastic modulus as well as its characteristic relaxation time. However, under application of the normal stress, the rate of aging decreases and in the limit of high stress, the aging stops with the suspension now undergoing a plastic deformation. Overall, it is observed that the aging that occurs over short creep times at small normal stresses is same as the aging that occurs over long creep times at large normal stresses. This observation allows us to suggest an aging time - process time - normal stress superposition principle, which can predict rheological behaviour at longer times by carrying out short time tests.

  20. The Effect Auditory and Contextual Emotional Cues on the Ability to Recognise Facial Expressions of Emotion in Healthy Adult Aging 

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    Doll, Tom; Duncan, Nikki

    2013-03-13

    The majority of previous research into the relationship between emotion recognition and healthy adult aging finds an age-related decline in facial emotion recognition accuracy in individuals over 60. However, this apparent age-related decline...

  1. The Aging Brain: Are two pathologies worse than one? White matter hyperintensities, beta-amyloid, and cognition in normal elderly

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    Onami, Susan

    2010-01-01

    related with cognition in aging and early Alzheimer disease,is normal, Neurobiology of Aging, 26.4, 9. Jeerakathil, T. ,related with cognition in aging and early Alzheimer disease,

  2. Aging Effects on the Microstructure, Surface Characteristics and Wettability of Cu Pretinned with Sn-Pb Solders

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    Linch, H.S.

    2010-01-01

    Chairman, "Accelerated Aging for Solderability EvaluationsA Survey of Accelerated Aging Techniques for SolderableJ. K. ,andG. J. Davis,"Aging Solder hickness Solder lloy T

  3. Measuring Ages and Elemental Abundances from Unresolved Stellar Populations: Fe, Mg, C, N, and Ca

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    Genevieve J. Graves; Ricardo P. Schiavon

    2008-03-10

    We present a method for determining mean light-weighted ages and abundances of Fe, Mg, C, N, and Ca, from medium resolution spectroscopy of unresolved stellar populations. The method, pioneered by Schiavon (2007), is implemented in a publicly available code called EZ_Ages. The method and error estimation are described, and the results tested for accuracy and consistency, by application to integrated spectra of well-known Galactic globular and open clusters. Ages and abundances from integrated light analysis agree with studies of resolved stars to within +/-0.1 dex for most clusters, and to within +/-0.2 dex for nearly all cases. The results are robust to the choice of Lick indices used in the fitting to within +/-0.1 dex, except for a few systematic deviations which are clearly categorized. The realism of our error estimates is checked through comparison with detailed Monte Carlo simulations. Finally, we apply EZ_Ages to the sample of galaxies presented in Thomas et al. (2005) and compare our derived values of age, [Fe/H], and [alpha/Fe] to their analysis. We find that [alpha/Fe] is very consistent between the two analyses, that ages are consistent for old (Age > 10 Gyr) populations, but show modest systematic differences at younger ages, and that [Fe/H] is fairly consistent, with small systematic differences related to the age systematics. Overall, EZ_Ages provides accurate estimates of fundamental parameters from medium resolution spectra of unresolved stellar populations in the old and intermediate-age regime, for the first time allowing quantitative estimates of the abundances of C, N, and Ca in these unresolved systems. The EZ_Ages code can be downloaded at http://www.ucolick.org/~graves/EZ_Ages.html

  4. Aging Studies of 2nd Generation BaBar RPCs

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    Band, H.R.; /SLAC

    2007-09-25

    The BaBar detector, operating at the PEPII B factory of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), installed over 200 2nd generation Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) in 2002. The streamer rates produced by backgrounds and signals from normal BaBar running vary considerably (0.1- >20 Hz/cm2) depending on the layer and position of the chambers, thus providing a broad spectrum test of RPC performance and aging. The lowest rate chambers have performed very well with stable efficiencies averaging 95%. Other chambers had rate-dependant inefficiencies due to Bakelite drying which were reversed by the introduction of humidified gases. RPC inefficiencies in the highest rate regions of the higher rate chambers have been observed and also found to be rate dependant. The inefficient regions grow with time and have not yet been reduced by operation with humidified input gas. Three of these chambers were converted to avalanche mode operation and display significantly improved efficiencies. The rate of production of HF in the RPC exhaust gases was measured in avalanche and streamer mode RPCs and found to be comparable despite the lower current of the avalanche mode RPCs.

  5. Ferrocyanide safety project ferrocyanide aging studies. Final report

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    Lilga, M.A.; Hallen, R.T.; Alderson, E.V. [and others

    1996-06-01

    This final report gives the results of the work conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) from FY 1992 to FY 1996 on the Ferrocyanide Aging Studies, part of the Ferrocyanide Safety Project. The Ferrocyanide Safety Project was initiated as a result of concern raised about the safe storage of ferrocyanide waste intermixed with oxidants, such as nitrate and nitrite salts, in Hanford Site single-shell tanks (SSTs). In the laboratory, such mixtures can be made to undergo uncontrolled or explosive reactions by heating dry reagents to over 200{degrees}C. In 1987, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Final Environmental Impact Statement, Disposal of Hanford Defense High-Level Transuranic and Tank Waste, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington, included an environmental impact analysis of potential explosions involving ferrocyanide-nitrate mixtures. The EIS postulated that an explosion could occur during mechanical retrieval of saltcake or sludge from a ferrocyanide waste tank, and concluded that this worst-case accident could create enough energy to release radioactive material to the atmosphere through ventilation openings, exposing persons offsite to a short-term radiation dose of approximately 200 mrem. Later, in a separate study (1990), the General Accounting Office postulated a worst-case accident of one to two orders of magnitude greater than that postulated in the DOE EIS. The uncertainties regarding the safety envelope of the Hanford Site ferrocyanide waste tanks led to the declaration of the Ferrocyanide Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) in October 1990.

  6. Ages and Chemical Abundances in Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies

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    Tammy Smecker-Hane; Andrew McWilliam

    1999-10-12

    The dwarf spheroidal galaxies (dSphs) in the Local Group are excellent systems on which we can test theories of galaxy formation and evolution. Color-magnitude diagrams (CMDs) containing many thousands of stars from the asymptotic giant branch to well below the oldest main-sequence turnoff are being used to infer their star-formation histories, and surprisingly complex evolutionary histories have been deduced. Spectroscopy of individual red giant stars in the dSphs is being used to determine the distribution of chemical abundances in them. By combining photometry and spectroscopy, we can overcome the age-metallicity degeneracy inherent in CMDs and determine the evolution of dSphs with unprecedented accuracy. We report on recent progress and discuss a new and exciting avenue of research, high-dispersion spectroscopy that yields abundances for numerous chemical elements. The later allows us to estimate the enrichment from both Type Ia and Type II supernovae (SNe) and places new limits on how much of the Galaxy could have been accreted in the form of dSph-sized fragments and when such mergers could have taken place.

  7. NEW MEMBERS OF THE SCORPIUS-CENTAURUS COMPLEX AND AGES OF ITS SUB-REGIONS

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    Song, Inseok; Zuckerman, B.; Bessell, M. S.

    2012-07-15

    We have spectroscopically identified {approx}100 G-, K-, and M-type members of the Scorpius-Centaurus complex. To deduce the age of these young stars we compare their Li {lambda}6708 absorption line strengths against those of stars in the TW Hydrae association and {beta} Pictoris moving group. These line strengths indicate that Sco-Cen stars are younger than {beta} Pic stars whose ages of {approx}12 Myr have previously been derived from a kinematic traceback analysis. Our derived age, {approx}10 Myr, for stars in the Lower Centaurus Crux and Upper Centaurus Lupus subgroups of ScoCen is younger than previously published ages based on the moving cluster method and upper main-sequence fitting. The discrepant ages are likely due to an incorrect (or lack of) cross-calibration between model-dependent and model-independent age-dating methods.

  8. Impaired angiogenesis in aging myocardial microvascular endothelial cells is associated with reduced importin alpha and decreased nuclear transport of HIF1 alpha: mechanistic implications.

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    Ahluwalia, A; Narula, J; Jones, M K; Deng, X; Tarnawski, A S

    2010-01-01

    Exercise training improves aging-induced downregulation ofimpaired angiogenesis in aging human dermal microvascularby real time RT-PCR. In aging MMEC importin ?1 and importin

  9. Does cellular aging relate to patterns of allostasis?. An examination of basal and stress reactive HPA axis activity and telomere length.

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    2011-01-01

    telomerase, stress, and aging. In: Benton, GG. ; Cacioppo,7. Edo MD, Andres V. Aging, telomeres, and atherosclerosis.for accelerated cellular aging? Hormones (Athens). 2009; 8:

  10. Lowering the Age on Crime: An Assessment of Juveniles' Responsiveness to Heightened Criminal Sanctions 

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    Cooper, Brenton

    2014-12-08

    , Wyoming lowered its maximum age of juvenile jurisdiction from 18 to 17, thereby excluding all 18-year-olds from the juvenile court system. In 1995, New Hampshire and Wisconsin followed suit by lowering their respective maximum ages of juvenile... occur in 1 New Hampshire changed its maximum age of juvenile jurisdiction back to 17 in 2014 in an effort to focus more on rehabilitation than punishment, to promote lower recidivism rates...

  11. Effects of Rapid High Temperature Cyclic Aging on a Fully-Formulated Lean NOx Trap Catalyst

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    Ottinger, Nathan [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Nguyen, Ke [University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK); Bunting, Bruce G [ORNL; Toops, Todd J [ORNL; Howe, Janet E [ORNL

    2009-01-01

    In this study, high-temperature deactivation of a fully-formulated lean NOx trap (LNT) is investigated with an accelerated aging protocol where accelerated aging is accomplished by rapid temperature cycling and by higher temperatures. Thermal aging is carried out in a bench-flow reactor at nominal temperatures of 700, 800, 900, and 1000 C using an aging cycle consisting of a 130s lean-phase and a 50s rich-phase. After a prescribed number of lean/rich aging cycles, the NOx conversion of the aged LNT is evaluated at 200, 300, and 400 C. The NOx performance is obtained at a GHSV of 30,000 h-1 using an evaluation cycle consisting of a 60s lean-phase and 5s rich-phase. The effects of aging on the LNT washcoat are determined with EPMA, XRD, STEM/EDS, and BET. Aging at 700 and 800 C has a minimal effect on LNT performance and material properties. However, at aging temperatures of 900 and 1000 C reduction in surface area and sintering of PGM particles are observed and result in a drastic reduction in NOx conversion. Additionally, after aging at 900 C and 1000 C the NOx storage medium, BaCO3, is no longer visible in the XRD patterns, even though a Ba-phase identified by EPMA still exists in all aged samples. BaAl2O4 is not identified at any aging temperatures; possibly due to stabilization effects provided by washcoat additives present in this particular LNT.

  12. Edinburgh Research Explorer Impact of Age on the Cerebrovascular Proteomes of Wild-Type

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    Millar, Andrew J.

    Edinburgh Research Explorer Impact of Age on the Cerebrovascular Proteomes of Wild-Type and Tg-Sw, K 2014, 'Impact of Age on the Cerebrovascular Proteomes of Wild-Type and Tg-SwDI Mice' PLoS One, vol. 2015 #12;Impact of Age on the Cerebrovascular Proteomes of Wild-Type and Tg-SwDI Mice James L. Searcy1

  13. Round-robin 230Th–234U age dating of bulk uranium for nuclear forensics

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    Gaffney, Amy M.; Hubert, Amélie; Kinman, William S.; Magara, Masaaki; Okubo, Ayako; Pointurier, Fabien; Schorzman, Kerri C.; Steiner, Robert E.; Williams, Ross W.

    2015-07-30

    In an inter-laboratory measurement comparison study, four laboratories determined 230Th–234U model ages of uranium certified reference material NBL U050 using isotope dilution mass spectrometry. The model dates determined by the participating laboratories range from 9 March 1956 to 19 October 1957, and are indistinguishable given the associated measurement uncertainties. As a result, these model ages are concordant with to slightly older than the known production age of NBL U050.

  14. Aging through hierarchical coalescence in the East model

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    A. Faggionato; F. Martinelli; C. Roberto; C. Toninelli

    2010-12-22

    We rigorously analyze the low temperature non-equilibrium dynamics of the East model, a special example of a one dimensional oriented kinetically constrained particle model, when the initial distribution is different from the reversible one and for times much smaller than the global relaxation time. This setting has been intensively studied in the physics literature to analyze the slow dynamics which follows a sudden quench from the liquid to the glass phase. In the limit of zero temperature (i.e. a vanishing density of vacancies) and for initial distributions such that the vacancies form a renewal process we prove that the density of vacancies, the persistence function and the two-time autocorrelation function behave as staircase functions with several plateaux. Furthermore the two-time autocorrelation function displays an aging behavior. We also provide a sharp description of the statistics of the domain length as a function of time, a domain being the interval between two consecutive vacancies. When the initial renewal process has finite mean our results confirm (and generalize) previous findings of the physicists for the restricted case of a product Bernoulli measure. However we show that a different behavior appears when the initial domain distribution is in the attraction domain of a $\\alpha$-stable law. All the above results actually follow from a more general result which says that the low temperature dynamics of the East model is very well described by that of a certain hierarchical coalescence process, a probabilistic object which can be viewed as a hierarchical sequence of suitably linked coalescence processes and whose asymptotic behavior has been recently studied in [14].

  15. Review: Millipedes and Moon Tigers: Science and Policy in an Age of Extinction by Steve Nash

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    Anderson, Byron

    2008-01-01

    Age of Extinction By Steve Nash Reviewed by Byron AndersonUniversity, USA Steve Nash. Millipedes and Moon Tigers:to habitats and populations. Nash, Associate Professor of

  16. Gendered perspectives in archaeological narratives of the Danish Bronze Age: deconstructing the binary approach 

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    Jones, Megan Elizabeth

    2011-11-22

    Utilising a gender critical perspective augmented by statistical analysis, this thesis examines the binary approach customarily employed throughout archaeological narratives pertaining to the Danish Bronze Age. In respect ...

  17. Piety, Practice, and Politics: Agency and Ritual in the Late Bronze Age Southern Levant

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    DePietro, Dana Douglas

    2012-01-01

    Kingdoms   94.   Building  7050:  The  Area  A  Canaanite  “of  the  Bronze  Age.  Building  7050,  as  it  is  now  whether   building   7050   really   served   as   a  

  18. Global stability of an age-structure model for TB and its applications ...

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    1998-07-14

    pendent transmission rates on a model for TB dynamics in a population with or without a vaccination program. The formulation of an age-structure model for.

  19. Characterization of Dry-Air Aged Granules of Silver-Functionalized...

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    Silica Aerogel Matyas, Josef; Fryxell, Glen E.; Robinson, Matthew J. Reprocessing; Silver-functionalized arogel; Radioiodine; Aging; Sorption; BET; SEM; XRD...

  20. Aging behavior and precipitates analysis of the CuCrZrCe alloy Yi Zhang a,b,d,n

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    Volinsky, Alex A.

    Aging behavior and precipitates analysis of the Cu­Cr­Zr­Ce alloy Yi Zhang a,b,d,n , Alex A October 2015 Keywords: Cu­Cr­Zr­Ce alloy Cold rolling Aging treatment Microstructure Physical properties rolling and aging for 16 h at 300 °C. Under the same aging conditions, without cold rolling, the hardness

  1. JOURNAL OF LATEX CLASS FILES, VOL. *, NO. *, JANUARY 2009 1 A Compositional and Dynamic Model for Face Aging

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    Zhu, Song Chun

    for Face Aging Jinli Suo , Song-Chun Zhu , Shiguang Shan and Xilin Chen Abstract--In this paper we present a compositional and dynamic model for face aging. The compositional model represents faces in each age group, wrinkles, etc.) crucial for age perception and Or nodes represent large diversity of faces by alternative

  2. Semi-Annual Report on Work Supporting the International Forum for Reactor Aging Management (IFRAM)

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    Bond, Leonard J.; Brenchley, David L.

    2011-11-30

    During the first six months of this project, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has provided planning and leadership support for the establishment of the International Forum for Reactor Aging Management (IFRAM). This entailed facilitating the efforts of the Global Steering Committee to prepare the charter, operating guidelines, and other documents for IFRAM. It also included making plans for the Inaugural meeting and facilitating its success. This meeting was held on August 4 5, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Representatives from Asia, Europe, and the United States met to share information on reactor aging management and to make plans for the future. Professor Tetsuo Shoji was elected chairperson of the Leadership Council. This kick-off event transformed the dream of an international forum into a reality. On August 4-5, 2011, IFRAM began to achieve its mission. The work completed successfully during this period was built upon important previous efforts. This included the development of a proposal for establishing IFRAM and engaging experts in Asia and Europe. The proposal was presented at Engagement workshops in Seoul, Korea (October 2009) and Petten, The Netherlands (May 2010). Participants in both groups demonstrated strong interest in the establishment of IFRAM. Therefore, the Global Steering Committee was formed to plan and carry out the start-up of IFRAM in 2011. This report builds on the initial activities and documents the results of activities over the last six months.

  3. Guang Ye, Characterization of cement paste at early age, 1 of 11 Fax: +31 15 2785895

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    Guang Ye, Characterization of cement paste at early age, 1 of 11 Fax: +31 15 2785895 E-mail: ye.guang@ct.tudelft.nl A MICROMECHANIC MODEL FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF CEMENT PASTE AT EARLY AGE VALIDATED WITH EXPERIMENTS Guang Ye Delft of a cement-based material, i.e. the stiffness of cement paste, is the result of the continuous change

  4. Executive Dysfunction and Its Relation to Language Ability in Verbal School-Age Children With Autism

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    Carlini, David

    With Autism Robert M. Joseph, Lauren M. McGrath, and Helen Tager-Flusberg Department of Anatomy and its relation to language ability in verbal school- age children with autism. Participants were 37 children with autism and 31 nonautistic comparison participants who were matched on age and on verbal

  5. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Aging/Gerontology program

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    regular news releases about current trends in aging and general information about the well being of older Extension office. Other Resources Extension Resource Library The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service maintains a library populated with resource materials on aging, health, and many other topics

  6. Impact of aging on asphalt pavement performance, ductility and DSR measurements 

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    Al-Azri, Nasser Ahmed

    2002-01-01

    was also established from the perspective of the viscoelastic rheological properties, G' and []'. Data points were plotted on G' vs. G'/[]' map. Both field and lab-aged binder followed the same trend on that map as aging progressed. The study of hardening...

  7. Cooling rate, heating rate, and aging effects in glassy water Nicolas Giovambattista,1

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    Sciortino, Francesco

    Cooling rate, heating rate, and aging effects in glassy water Nicolas Giovambattista,1 H. Eugene of water molecules during the process of generating a glass by cooling, and during the process on the cooling/heating rates as well as on the role of aging (the time elapsed in the glass state). We compare

  8. ON THE AGE AND METALLICITY ESTIMATION OF SPIRAL GALAXIES USING OPTICAL AND NEAR-INFRARED PHOTOMETRY

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    Lee, Hyun-chul

    ON THE AGE AND METALLICITY ESTIMATION OF SPIRAL GALAXIES USING OPTICAL AND NEAR-INFRARED PHOTOMETRY-infrared photometry show surprisingly orthogonal grids as age and metallicity are varied, and they are coming headinggs: galaxies: abundances -- galaxies: evolution -- galaxies: photometry -- galaxies: spiral

  9. Gas ageice age differences and the chronology of the Vostok ice core, M. L. Bender,1

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    Chappellaz, Jérôme

    Gas age­ice age differences and the chronology of the Vostok ice core, 0­100 ka M. L. Bender,1 G. [1] Gas is trapped in polar ice at depths of $50­120 m and is therefore significantly younger than cores (Vostok, Dome Fuji, and Dome C). We recorrelate the gas records of Vostok and Greenland Ice Sheet

  10. NASA Turns To Universities For Research In Space-Age Materials SPACE FORUMS

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    NASA Turns To Universities For Research In Space-Age Materials CHANNELS SPACE FORUMS SPACEDAILY TECH SPACE NASA Turns To Universities For Research In Space-Age Materials innovations as simple that can scale the canyons of Mars Chapel Hill - Sep 26, 2002 NASA has selected a consortium of research

  11. Using naturally occurring radionuclides to determine drinking water age in a community water system

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    Waples, James T.; Bordewyk, Jason K.; Knesting, Kristina M.; Orlandini, Kent A.

    2015-07-22

    Drinking water quality in a community water system is closely linked to the age of water from initial treatment to time of delivery. However, water age is difficult to measure with conventional chemical tracers; particularly in stagnant water, where the relationship between disinfectant decay, microbial growth, and water age is poorly understood. Using radionuclides that were naturally present in source water, we found that measured activity ratios of 90Y/90Sr and 234Th/238U in discrete drinking water samples of known age accurately estimated water age up to 9 days old (?est: ± 3.8 h, P 2 = 0.998, n =more »11) and 25 days old (?est: ± 13.3 h, P 2 = 0.996, n = 12), respectively. Moreover, 90Y-derived water ages in a community water system (6.8 × 104 m3 d–1 capacity) were generally consistent with water ages derived from an extended period simulation model. Radionuclides differ from conventional chemical tracers in that they are ubiquitous in distribution mains and connected premise plumbing. The ability to measure both water age and an analyte (e.g., chemical or microbe) in any water sample at any time allows for new insight into factors that control drinking water quality.« less

  12. Detection of nonlinearities in the dependence of burn area on fuel age and climatic variables

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    Schoenberg, Frederic Paik (Rick)

    Angeles County in California, USA suggests that the relation- ships between wildfire burn area and fuel1 Detection of nonlinearities in the dependence of burn area on fuel age and climatic variables Suggested running head: Nonlinear dependence on fuel age and climate Frederic Paik Schoenberg Department

  13. Phytoremediation of Aged Aromatic Contaminants in Soil Using White Lupin Principle Investigators

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    Rhode Island, University of

    solvents, and their by-products pose a risk to water quality in the Northeastern U.S. Bioremediation lupin (Lupinus albus) to improve efficacy of bioremediation of "aged" organic contaminants in soil that will improve our ability to detect effects of white lupin bioremediation of aged naphthalene in soil

  14. Rat colonic reactive oxygen species production and DNA damage are mediated by diet and age 

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    Henderson, Cara Aletha Everett

    2001-01-01

    increase with age, and it is possible that ROS and/or DNA damage accumulate in aged animals and lead to carcinogenic mutations. Dietary factors, particularly fat and fiber, are important risk modifiers of colon cancer. Differences in the production of ROS...

  15. A Novel Virtual Age Reliability Model for Time-to-Failure Prediction

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    Cotofana, Sorin

    counts, devices approaching physical feature size limits and nuclear plant comparable power densityA Novel Virtual Age Reliability Model for Time-to-Failure Prediction Yao Wang, Sorin Cotofana their relatively short operating lifetime. To overcome the MTTF weakness, this paper proposes a novel virtual age

  16. Health Monitoring of Aging Aerospace Structures using the Electro-Mechanical Impedance Method

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    Giurgiutiu, Victor

    1 Health Monitoring of Aging Aerospace Structures using the Electro- Mechanical Impedance Method-mechanical (E/M) impedance method for health monitoring of aging aerospace structures. As a nondestructive aircraft, health monitoring, statistics, neural networks, 1. INTRODUCTION Structural health monitoring (SHM

  17. Piezoelectric Wafer Embedded Active Sensors for Aging Aircraft Structural Health Monitoring

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    Giurgiutiu, Victor

    41 Piezoelectric Wafer Embedded Active Sensors for Aging Aircraft Structural Health Monitoring ends with a conceptual design of a structural health monitoring system and suggestions for aging damage detection Á structural health monitoring Á failure prevention Á ultrasonics Á pulse-echo Á emitter

  18. A post-Caledonian dolerite dyke from Magery, North Norway: age and geochemistry

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    Andersen, Torgeir Bjørge

    A post-Caledonian dolerite dyke from Magerøy, North Norway: age and geochemistry DAVID ROBERTS-Caledonian dolerite dyke from Magerøy, North Norway: age and geochemistry. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift, Vol. 71, pp, Geological Survey of Norway, Post Box 3006-Lade, N-7(}()2 Trondheim, Norway; John G. Mitchell, Department

  19. Uranium-series comminution ages of continental sediments: Case study of a Pleistocene alluvial fan

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    Lee, Victoria E.

    2010-01-01

    uranium-bearing fine-grained sediment component, is easily fulfilled for most lithologic compositions and deposituranium-series comminution age method, we applied the method to the glacigenic alluvial depositsuranium-series comminution age dating method differs from many existing methods for dating continental detrital sediment deposits

  20. Age Structure of Golden-cheeked Warblers in Areas of Low Abundance 

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    Pruett, Hannah L

    2014-08-05

    . I examined the age structure of golden-cheeked warblers in areas of low abundance to determine if there are patterns of differential habitat use based on age in this species. Over two breeding seasons, I monitored 13 low-density and 10 high...

  1. Geology, Paleoenvironment, and Age of Birket Qarun Locality 2 (BQ-2), Fayum

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    Seiffert, Erik

    Geology, Paleoenvironment, and Age of Birket Qarun Locality 2 (BQ-2), Fayum Depression, Egypt Erik et al., 2005). The purpose of this contribu- tion is to provide a more detailed review of the geology, taphonomy, paleoenvironment, and age of Locality BQ-2. Geology of Vertebrate Fossil Locality BQ-2

  2. Age-Dependent Changes in Matrix Composition and Organization at the Ligament-to-Bone Insertion

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    Lu, Helen H.

    as a function of age. Using a bovine model, three age groups were studied: Neonatal(1­7 days old), Immature (2­6 months old), and Mature (2­5 years old). The distributionof types I, II, X collagen, decorin, cartilage immature group resembled articular cartilage, while the adult interface was similar to fibrocartilaginous

  3. A Multi-Resolution Dynamic Model for Face Aging Simulation jlsuo.lhi@gmail.com

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    Chen, Xilin

    is learned from a dataset of 50,000 adult faces at different ages; (2) we explicitly model the uncer- tainty identification based on old ID photos, recognition of fugitives, looking for miss- ing children, and computer graphics. Previous work on face aging can be divided into two categories: child growth and adult

  4. Endopolyploidy Changes with Age-Related Polyethism in the Honey Bee, Apis mellifera 

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    Rangel, Juliana; Strauss, Kim; Seedorf, Kaileah; Hjelmen, Carl E.; Johnston, J. Spencer

    2015-04-16

    capacity in secretory cells. However, changes in endopolyploidy with increased adult worker age and polyethism are unstudied. In this study, we examined endopolyploidy in honey bee workers ranging in age from newly emerged up to 55 days old. We found a...

  5. Epigenetic regulation of aging stem cells EA Pollina1,2

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    Brunet, Anne

    , Stanford, CA, USA The function of adult tissue-specific stem cells declines with age, which may contribute to the physiological decline in tissue homeostasis and the increased risk of neoplasm during aging. Old stem cells can in adult stem cell compartments. We particularly focus on the roles of chromatin-modifying complexes

  6. VOCABULARY LEARNING IN CHILDREN FROM 8 TO 30 MONTHS OF AGE: A COMPARISON OF PARENTAL REPORTS

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    VOCABULARY LEARNING IN CHILDREN FROM 8 TO 30 MONTHS OF AGE: A COMPARISON OF PARENTAL REPORTS of Missouri Elizabeth Bates and Monica Sweet University of California, San Diego Technical Report CND-0006;VOCABULARY LEARNING IN CHILDREN FROM 8 TO 30 MONTHS OF AGE: A COMPARISON OF PARENTAL REPORT AND LABORATORY

  7. Nuclear power plant Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL). Main report and appendix A

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    Kaza, K.E.; Diercks, D.R.; Holland, J.W.; Choi, S.U.

    1996-12-01

    The purpose of this generic aging lessons learned (GALL) review is to provide a systematic review of plant aging information in order to assess materials and component aging issues related to continued operation and license renewal of operating reactors. Literature on mechanical, structural, and thermal-hydraulic components and systems reviewed consisted of 97 Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) reports, 23 NRC Generic Letters, 154 Information Notices, 29 Licensee Event Reports (LERs), 4 Bulletins, and 9 Nuclear Management and Resources Council Industry Reports (NUMARC IRs) and literature on electrical components and systems reviewed consisted of 66 NPAR reports, 8 NRC Generic Letters, 111 Information Notices, 53 LERs, 1 Bulletin, and 1 NUMARC IR. More than 550 documents were reviewed. The results of these reviews were systematized using a standardized GALL tabular format and standardized definitions of aging-related degradation mechanisms and effects. The tables are included in volume s 1 and 2 of this report. A computerized data base has also been developed for all review tables and can be used to expedite the search for desired information on structures, components, and relevant aging effects. A survey of the GALL tables reveals that all ongoing significant component aging issues are currently being addressed by the regulatory process. However, the aging of what are termed passive components has been highlighted for continued scrutiny. This document is Volume 1, consisting of the executive summary, summary and observations, and an appendix listing the GALL literature review tables.

  8. Warmly Debated: The Little Ice Age and the Construction of Historical Climatic Regimes, 1650-1950 

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    Gilson, Christopher R.

    2011-08-08

    . The Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age are the two most commonly referenced and discussed of such regimes. This thesis examines the theories and debates that preceded and surrounded the formal definition of the Little Ice Age as an historic period...

  9. FABI AT THE NEW AGE BUSINESS BRIEFING WITH THE MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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    102 FABI AT THE NEW AGE BUSINESS BRIEFING WITH THE MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Prepared for The New Age (TNA) business briefing with the Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor makes bold to say: "Masupatsela! We chart a new course, we write a new story". In charting this new

  10. Efficacy of lactic acid as a pathogen intervention for dry- and wet-aged beef subprimals. 

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    Steger, Jessica

    2012-04-18

    USDA Select carcasses (n=6) were selected, and paired boneless (n=12) strip loins were cut in half (n=24) and were assigned randomly to be dry-aged (unpackaged) or wet-aged in a vacuum package bag. Strip loin sections were inoculated with a...

  11. Childhood leukaemia incidence below the age of 5 years near French nuclear power plants

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Childhood leukaemia incidence below the age of 5 years near French nuclear power plants D Laurier 1 living in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in Germany. We present herein results about the incidence of childhood leukaemia in the vicinity of nuclear power plants in France for the same age range. These results

  12. Age, sex, and vowel dependencies of acoustic measures related to the voice sourcea)

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    Alwan, Abeer

    Age, sex, and vowel dependencies of acoustic measures related to the voice sourcea) Markus Iseli 2007; accepted 24 January 2007 The effects of age, sex, and vocal tract configuration on the glottal-source interaction. All talkers show a dependency of F0 on sex and on F3, and of H1 * -A3 * on vowel type. For low

  13. AGE AND GROWTH OF SKIPJACK TUNA, KATSUWONUS PELAMIS, AND YELLOWFIN TUNA, THUNNUS ALBACARES, AS INDICATED

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    AGE AND GROWTH OF SKIPJACK TUNA, KATSUWONUS PELAMIS, AND YELLOWFIN TUNA, THUNNUS ALBACARES Pacific skipjack tuna,Katsuwonus pelamis, up to 3 years old and for central Pacific yellowfin tuna further. The many studies on age and growth of skipjack tuna, Katsuwonus pelamis, have primarily utilized

  14. Cosmogenic nuclide surface exposure ages from Nordland, northern Norway: implications for

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    269 Cosmogenic nuclide surface exposure ages from Nordland, northern Norway: implications.R., Mickelson, D.M., Raisbeck, G.M. & Yiou, F.: Cosmogenic nuclide surface exposure ages from Nord- land cosmogenic nuclides can be used as a measure (i.e. exposure dating) of the duration of subaerial exposure (e

  15. A Study of the Key Variables Affecting Bus Replacement Age Decisions and1 Total Costs2

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    A Study of the Key Variables Affecting Bus Replacement Age Decisions and1 Total Costs2 3 Jesse operational3 and maintenance (O&M) per-mile costs increase as buses age. From a purely economic4 perspective, there is a cost tradeoff between the lower O&M costs of newer fleets and their5 higher initial capital costs

  16. CHARACTERISATION OF AGED HDPE PIPES FROM DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION: INVESTIGATION OF CRACK DEPTH BY NOL RING

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    BY NOL RING TESTS UNDER CREEP LOADING C. Devilliers 1), 2), 3) , L. Laiarinandrasana 1) , B. Fayolle 2. KEYWORDS HDPE pipes, Nol Ring creep test, ageing effects, fracture mechanism, crack depth ratio, aged layer loading than a monotonic tensile loading. It is to be noticed that the Nol Ring test subjected to a creep

  17. Photochemical age determinations in the Phoenix metropolitan area L. I. Kleinman,1

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    Photochemical age determinations in the Phoenix metropolitan area L. I. Kleinman,1 P. H. Daum,1 Y oxidant field campaign conducted in the Phoenix air basin in the late spring of 1998. Sampling was done, Phoenix Citation: Kleinman, L. I., et al., Photochemical age determinations in the Phoenix metropolitan

  18. Aging effects in palladium and LaNi sub 4. 25 Al sub 0. 75 tritides

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    Nobile, A.; Wermer, J.R.; Walters, R.T.

    1991-01-01

    Palladium and LaNi{sub 5-x}Al{sub x} (x=0.30, 0.75, 0.85), which form reversible hydrides, are used for tritium processing and storage in the Savannah River Site (SRS) tritium facilities. As part of a program to develop technology based on the use of reversible metal hydrides for tritium processing and storage, the effects of aging on the thermodynamic behavior of palladium and LaNi{sub 4.25}Al{sub 0. 75} tritides are under investigation. During aging, the {sup 3}He tritium decay product remains in the tritide lattice and changes the thermodynamics of the tritium-metal tritide system. Aging effects in 755-day-aged palladium and 1423-day-aged LaNi{sub 4.25}Al{sub 0.75} tritides will be reported. Changes in the thermodynamics were determined by measuring tritium desorption isotherms on aging samples. In palladium, aging decreases the desorption isotherm plateau pressure and changes the {alpha}-phase portion of the isotherm. Aging-induced changes in desorption isotherms are more drastic in LaNi{sub 4.25}Al{sub 0.75}. Among the changes noted are: (1) decreased isotherm plateau pressure, (2) increased isotherm plateau slope, and (3) appearance of deep-trapped tritium, removable only by exchange with deuterium.

  19. Assessing the age of the Late Cretaceous Danek Bonebed with UPb geochronology1

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    Wolfe, Alexander P.

    ARTICLE Assessing the age of the Late Cretaceous Danek Bonebed with U­Pb geochronology1 Joshua H employing U­Pb geochronology. Both laser-ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA. The results highlight the importance of high precision geochronology in constraining the age of important

  20. A Survey of Postmortem Aging Times for Beef Steaks Marketed in the Retail Channel 

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    Kline, Helen Carter

    2015-07-29

    This study was designed to determine the actual postfabrication storage time or aging time for beef rib/loin cuts sold at retail. Postmortem aging of beef is a commonly accepted practice in today’s industry; however, not all members of the meat...

  1. A depth-derived Pleistocene age model: Uncertainty estimates, sedimentation variability, and nonlinear climate change

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    Wunsch, Carl

    A depth-derived Pleistocene age model: Uncertainty estimates, sedimentation variability. To avoid biasing this ``depth-derived'' age estimate, the depth scale is first corrected for the effects sediment accumulation rates are estimated and modeled as an autocorrelated stochastic process. Depth-derived

  2. Aging Management Guideline for commercial nuclear power plants: Power and distribution transformers

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    Toman, G.; Gazdzinski, R.

    1994-05-01

    This Aging Management Guideline (AMG) provides recommended methods for effective detection and mitigation of age-related degradation mechanisms in power and distribution transformers important to license renewal in commercial nuclear power plants. The intent of this AMG to assist plant maintenance and operations personnel in maximizing the safe, useful life of these components. It also supports the documentation of effective aging management programs required under the License Renewal Rule 10 CFR Part 54. This AMG is presented in a manner which allows personnel responsible for performance analysis and maintenance to compare their plant-specific aging mechanisms (expected or already experienced) and aging management program activities to the more generic results and recommendations presented herein.

  3. Rotating Stellar Models Can Account for the Extended Main Sequence Turnoffs in Intermediate Age Clusters

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    Brandt, Timothy D

    2015-01-01

    We show that the extended main sequence turnoffs seen in intermediate age Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) clusters, often attributed to age spreads of several hundred Myr, may be easily accounted for by variable stellar rotation in a coeval population. We compute synthetic photometry for grids of rotating stellar evolution models and interpolate them to produce isochrones at a variety of rotation rates and orientations. An extended main sequence turnoff naturally appears in color-magnitude diagrams at ages just under 1 Gyr, peaks in extent between ~1 and 1.5 Gyr, and gradually disappears at around 2 Gyr in age. We then fit our interpolated isochrones by eye to four LMC clusters with very extended main sequence turnoffs: NGC 1783, 1806, 1846, and 1987. In each case, stellar populations with a single age and metallicity can comfortably account for the observed extent of the turnoff region.

  4. Aging management guideline for commercial nuclear power plants-stationary batteries. Final report

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    Berg, R.; Shao, J.; Krencicki, G.; Giachetti, R. [Multiple Dynamics Corp., Southfield, MI (United States)

    1994-03-01

    The Aging Management Guideline (AMG) describes recommended methods for effective detection and mitigation of age-related degradation mechanisms in BWR and PWR commercial nuclear power plant stationary batteries important to license renewal. The intent of this AMG is to assist plant maintenance and operations personnel in maximizing the safe, useful life of these components. It also supports the documentation of effective aging management programs required under the License Renewal Rule 10 CFR Part 54. This AMG is presented in a manner that allows personnel responsible for performance analysis and maintenance to compare their plant-specific aging mechanisms (expected or already experienced) and aging management program activities to the more generic results and recommendations presented herein.

  5. Proceedings of the Inaugural Meeting of the International Forum for Reactor Aging Management (IFRAM)

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    Bond, Leonard J.; Brenchley, David L.

    2011-09-01

    In almost all countries with nuclear power plants (NPPs), regulatory authorities and the nuclear industry are looking at some form of extended operating periods. To support life extension activities it is necessary to ensure the continued safety and reliability of system, structures, and components, and the component materials. Internationally, a variety of individual national and international activities have been initiated including Plant Life Management through the International Atomic Energy Agency, Electric Power Research Institute’s Long Term Operation program, and various national programs in managing materials degradation and related topics. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) engaged the international community in workshops in 2005-2006 to identify research needs and to collect information in an expert panel report on Proactive Management of Materials Degradation (PMMD), which was reported in NUREG/CR-6923. These results are also available via an Information Tool on the internet at http://pmmd.pnl.gov. This information builds on the extensive compilations known as the GALL Report (Generic Aging Lessons Learned, NUREG-1801, Vols. 1 and 2). Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently issued a report on the review of various international activities in PMMD (PNNL-17779). There have also been initiatives by Electricite de France, Tokyo Electric Power Company, EPRI, and others to establish a "Materials Aging Institute." Within the materials degradation research community there are also networks and technical meetings focused on some elements of PMMD. In spite of all these efforts, there is currently no forum to bring together these diverse activities and provide coordinated information exchange and prioritization of materials aging management/PMMD topics. It is believed that the International Forum for Reactor Aging Management (IFRAM) would be a good way to achieve this goal and help develop new approaches for ensuring continued safe operation in existing and future nuclear power plants. To begin addressing this need, NRC has established a Proactive Management of Materials Degradation Program for managing in-service degradation of metallic components in aging NPPs. The NRC is seeking to facilitate the establishment of IFRAM as a network of international experts who would exchange information on operating experience, best practices, and emerging knowledge. These experts would be willing to work jointly and leverage the separate efforts of existing national programs into a unified approach to enable the potential for the safe and economic life extension of NPPs. A proposal for establishing IFRAM was developed and presented at Engagement workshops in Seoul, Korea (October 2009) and Petten, The Netherlands (May 2010). Participants in both groups demonstrated strong interest in the establishment of IFRAM. Therefore the Global Steering Committee was formed to plan and carry out the start-up of IFRAM in 2011. This group finalized the documents for IFRAM and organized the kick-off meeting. This document records the contents of the inaugural meeting of IFRAM, which was held August 4-5, 2011, at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Representatives from Asia, Europe, and the United States met to share information on reactor aging management and make plans for the future. Professor Tetsuo Shoji was elected chairperson of the Leadership Council. This kick-off event transformed the dream of an international forum into a reality. IFRAM has begun to achieve its mission.

  6. Aging and Phase Stability of Waste Package Outer Barrier

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    F. Wong

    2004-09-28

    This report was prepared in accordance with ''Technical Work Plan for: Regulatory Integration Modeling and Analysis of the Waste Form and Waste Package'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 171583]). This report provides information on the phase stability of Alloy 22, the current waste package outer barrier material. The goal of this model is to determine whether the single-phase solid solution is stable under repository conditions and, if not, how fast other phases may precipitate. The aging and phase stability model, which is based on fundamental thermodynamic and kinetic concepts and principles, will be used to provide predictive insight into the long-term metallurgical stability of Alloy 22 under relevant repository conditions. The results of this model are used by ''General Corrosion and Localized Corrosion of Waste Package Outer Barrier'' as reference-only information. These phase stability studies are currently divided into three general areas: Tetrahedrally close-packed (TCP) phase and carbide precipitation in the base metal; TCP and carbide precipitation in welded samples; and Long-range ordering reactions. TCP-phase and carbide precipitates that form in Alloy 22 are generally rich in chromium (Cr) and/or molybdenum (Mo) (Raghavan et al. 1984 [DIRS 154707]). Because these elements are responsible for the high corrosion resistance of Alloy 22, precipitation of TCP phases and carbides, especially at grain boundaries, can lead to an increased susceptibility to localized corrosion in the alloy. These phases are brittle and also tend to embrittle the alloy (Summers et al. 1999 [DIRS 146915]). They are known to form in Alloy 22 at temperatures greater than approximately 600 C. Whether these phases also form at the lower temperatures expected in the repository during the 10,000-year regulatory period must be determined. The kinetics of this precipitation will be determined for both the base metal and the weld heat-affected zone (HAZ). The TCP phases (P, {mu}, and {sigma}) are present in the weld metal in the as-welded condition. It may be possible to eliminate these phases through a solution anneal heat treatment, but that may not be possible for the closure weld because the spent nuclear fuel cladding cannot be heated to more than 350 C. The effects of any stress mitigation techniques (such as laser peening or solution heat treating) that may be used to reduce the tensile stresses on the closure welds must also be determined. Cold-work will cause an increase in dislocation density, and such an increase in dislocation density may cause an increase in diffusion rates that control precipitation kinetics (Porter et al. 1992 [DIRS 161265]; Tawancy et al. 1983 [DIRS 104991]). Long-range order (LRO) occurs in nickel (Ni)-Cr-Mo alloys (such as Alloy 22) at temperatures less than approximately 600 C. This ordering has been linked to an increased susceptibility of Ni-Cr-Mo alloys to stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen embrittlement (Tawancy et al. 1983 [DIRS 104991]). These analyses provide information on the rate at which LRO may occur in Alloy 22 under repository conditions. Determination of the kinetics of transformations through experimental techniques requires that the transformations being investigated be accelerated due to the fact that the expected service life is at least 10,000 years. Phase transformations are typically accelerated through an increase in temperature. The rate of transformation is determined at the higher temperature and is extrapolated to the lower temperatures of interest.

  7. Possible Origin of Improved High Temperature Performance of Hydrothermally Aged Cu/Beta Zeolite Catalysts

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    Peden, Charles HF; Kwak, Ja Hun; Burton, Sarah D.; Tonkyn, Russell G.; Kim, Do Heui; Lee, Jong H.; Jen, H. W.; Cavattaio, Giovanni; Cheng, Yisun; Lambert, Christine

    2012-04-30

    The hydrothermal stability of Cu/beta NH3 SCR catalysts are explored here. In particular, this paper focuses on the interesting ability of this catalyst to maintain and even enhance high-temperature performance for the "standard" SCR reaction after modest (900 °C, 2 hours) hydrothermal aging. Characterization of the fresh and aged catalysts was performed with an aim to identify possible catalytic phases responsible for the enhanced high temperature performance. XRD, TEM and 27Al NMR all showed that the hydrothermally aging conditions used here resulted in almost complete loss of the beta zeolite structure between 1 and 2 hours aging. While the 27Al NMR spectra of 2 and 10 hour hydrothermally-aged catalysts showed significant loss of a peak associated with tetrahedrally-coordinated Al species, no new spectral features were evident. Two model catalysts, suggested by these characterization data as possible mimics of the catalytic phase formed during hydrothermal aging of Cu/beta, were prepared and tested for their performance in the "standard" SCR and NH3 oxidation reactions. The similarity in their reactivity compared to the 2 hour hydrothermally-aged Cu/beta catalyst suggests possible routes for preparing multi-component catalysts that may have wider temperature windows for optimum performance than those provided by current Cu/zeolite catalysts.

  8. Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology: Aging of Graphitic Cast Irons and Machinability

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    Von L. Richards

    2012-09-19

    The objective of this task was to determine whether ductile iron and compacted graphite iron exhibit age strengthening to a statistically significant extent. Further, this effort identified the mechanism by which gray iron age strengthens and the mechanism by which age-strengthening improves the machinability of gray cast iron. These results were then used to determine whether age strengthening improves the machinability of ductile iron and compacted graphite iron alloys in order to develop a predictive model of alloy factor effects on age strengthening. The results of this work will lead to reduced section sizes, and corresponding weight and energy savings. Improved machinability will reduce scrap and enhance casting marketability. Technical Conclusions: ���¢�������¢ Age strengthening was demonstrated to occur in gray iron ductile iron and compacted graphite iron. ���¢�������¢ Machinability was demonstrated to be improved by age strengthening when free ferrite was present in the microstructure, but not in a fully pearlitic microstructure. ���¢�������¢ Age strengthening only occurs when there is residual nitrogen in solid solution in the Ferrite, whether the ferrite is free ferrite or the ferrite lamellae within pearlite. ���¢�������¢ Age strengthening can be accelerated by Mn at about 0.5% in excess of the Mn/S balance Estimated energy savings over ten years is 13.05 trillion BTU, based primarily on yield improvement and size reduction of castings for equivalent service. Also it is estimated that the heavy truck end use of lighter castings for equivalent service requirement will result in a diesel fuel energy savings of 131 trillion BTU over ten years.

  9. Report on thermal aging effects on tensile properties of ferritic-martensitic steels.

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    Li, M.; Soppet, W.K.; Rink, D.L.; Listwan, J.T.; Natesan, K.

    2012-05-10

    This report provides an update on the evaluation of thermal-aging induced degradation of tensile properties of advanced ferritic-martensitic steels. The report is the first deliverable (level 3) in FY11 (M3A11AN04030103), under the Work Package A-11AN040301, 'Advanced Alloy Testing' performed by Argonne National Laboratory, as part of Advanced Structural Materials Program for the Advanced Reactor Concepts. This work package supports the advanced structural materials development by providing tensile data on aged alloys and a mechanistic model, validated by experiments, with a predictive capability on long-term performance. The scope of work is to evaluate the effect of thermal aging on the tensile properties of advanced alloys such as ferritic-martensitic steels, mod.9Cr-1Mo, NF616, and advanced austenitic stainless steel, HT-UPS. The aging experiments have been conducted over a temperature of 550-750 C for various time periods to simulate the microstructural changes in the alloys as a function of time at temperature. In addition, a mechanistic model based on thermodynamics and kinetics has been used to address the changes in microstructure of the alloys as a function of time and temperature, which is developed in the companion work package at ANL. The focus of this project is advanced alloy testing and understanding the effects of long-term thermal aging on the tensile properties. Advanced materials examined in this project include ferritic-martensitic steels mod.9Cr-1Mo and NF616, and austenitic steel, HT-UPS. The report summarizes the tensile testing results of thermally-aged mod.9Cr-1Mo, NF616 H1 and NF616 H2 ferritic-martensitic steels. NF616 H1 and NF616 H2 experienced different thermal-mechanical treatments before thermal aging experiments. NF616 H1 was normalized and tempered, and NF616 H2 was normalized and tempered and cold-rolled. By examining these two heats, we evaluated the effects of thermal-mechanical treatments on material microstructures and associated mechanical properties during long-term aging at elevated temperatures. Thermal aging experiments at different temperatures and periods of time have been completed: 550 C for up to 5000 h, 600 C for up to 7500 h, and 650 C for more than 10,000 h. Tensile properties were measured on thermally aged specimens and aging effect on tensile behavior was assessed. Effects of thermal aging on deformation and failure mechanisms were investigated by using in-situ straining technique with simultaneous synchrotron XRD measurements.

  10. X-Ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy Reveals Intermittent Aging Dynamics in a Metallic Glass

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    Zach Evenson; Beatrice Ruta; Simon Hechler; Moritz Stolpe; Eloi Pineda; Isabella Gallino; Ralf Busch

    2015-09-02

    We use coherent X-rays to probe the aging dynamics of a metallic glass directly on the atomic level. Contrary to the common assumption of a steady slowing down of the dynamics usually observed in macroscopic studies, we show that the structural relaxation processes underlying aging in this metallic glass are intermittent and highly heterogeneous at the atomic scale. Moreover, physical aging is triggered by cooperative atomic rearrangements, driven by the relaxation of internal stresses. The rich diversity of this behavior reflects a complex energy landscape, giving rise to a unique type of glassy-state dynamics.

  11. The Age of Placement of Academic Skills in Curriculum for the EMR

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    Meyen, Edward L.; Hieronymus, Albert N.

    1970-01-01

    of Deaeriptfo* Data on Educabla Mentally Retarded Sample by School District Age District A Dittrkt B District C Tout Sample Group IQ IQ tQ IQ N X SD N X SD N X SD N X SD 9 40 67.97 Ä.H9 61 67.95 1046 25 6840 8.14 128 6848 9.16 10 IS 6749 642 ss 69.18 6... mentally retarded by age, sex, and IQ group; (c) comparisons of performance of mentally retarded pupils with that of representative samples of Iowa pupils of the same age; and (d) comparisons of performance data with judgments regarding importance...

  12. Cultural values and aging in Chinese television commercials

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    Zhang, Yan Bing; Song, Yi; Carver, Christy Leilani Jensen

    2008-01-01

    connotations of being physically weak or incompetent (e.g., sick, feeble and fragile) in both the Western and Eastern contexts albeit positive perceptions also exist (Kite, Deaux, & Miele, 1991; Hummert, Garstka, Shaner, & Strahm, 1994; Zhang, Hummert..., 49, 240-249. Ji, M. F., & McNeal, J. U. (2001). How Chinese children’s commercials differ from those of the United States: A content analysis. Journal of Advertising, 3, 79-92. Kite, M. E., Deaux, K., & Miele, M. (1991). Stereotypes of old...

  13. Micro-algae come of age as a platform for recombinant protein production

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    Specht, Elizabeth; Miyake-Stoner, Shigeki; Mayfield, Stephen

    2010-01-01

    et al. 2008), chlorophyta alga Ulva pertusa Table 1 Recentprotein production in algae Expression level achieved010-0326-5 REVIEW Micro-algae come of age as a platform for

  14. Mechanical rejuvenation and over-aging in the soft glassy rheology model

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    Mya Warren; Joerg Rottler

    2008-07-04

    Mechanical rejuvenation and over-aging of glasses is investigated through stochastic simulations of the soft glassy rheology (SGR) model. Strain- and stress-controlled deformation cycles for a wide range of loading conditions are analyzed and compared to molecular dynamics simulations of a model polymer glass. Results indicate that deformation causes predominantly rejuvenation, whereas over-aging occurs only at very low temperature, small strains, and for high initial energy states. Although the creep compliance in the SGR model exhibits full aging independent of applied load, large stresses in the nonlinear creep regime cause configurational changes leading to rejuvenation of the relaxation time spectrum probed after a stress cycle. During recovery, however, the rejuvenated state rapidly returns to the original aging trajectory due to collective relaxations of the internal strain.

  15. A statistical method for evaluating differences between age-length keys

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    for the entire year. This prac- tice runs the risk of producing in- accurate estimates of catch at age, however, 1978). In practice, however, such a strategy is expen- sive to implement because of the labor

  16. Miners and mining in the Late Bronze Age: a multidisciplinary study from

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    Nicolussi, Kurt

    the principal motors of Bronze Age society. The skills and risks of mining lie behind the weapons, tools and seeds, providing a sketch of dedicated prehistoric labourers in their habitat. The Mauken miners were

  17. Conversion of residential neighborhoods into affordable assisted age-in-place communities

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    Getz Schoen, Yael

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to develop a new senior housing and service product for the aging population of the next decade. The thesis starts with an overview of the senior housing industry in its current condition in ...

  18. J2EE Instrumentation for software aging root cause application component determination with AspectJ

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    Alonso, Javier

    J2EE Instrumentation for software aging root cause application component determination with Aspect needs appear. Particularly, availability of the information at any time and everywhere is today a common

  19. Self-esteem and life satisfaction of aged individuals with and without access to computer training 

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    Brown, Cindy Ann

    2005-02-17

    Research indicates that today?s aging population may obtain various benefits from using computer technology. These benefits include increased self-esteem, decreased depression, increased life satisfaction, and decreased loneliness; however, few...

  20. Effects of aging and exercise training on structural and vasoconstrictor properties of skeletal muscle arterioles 

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    Donato, Anthony John

    2004-11-15

    in the structural properties of the resistance vasculature. We hypothesized that stiffness and vasoconstriction would be greater in skeletal muscle arterioles from old rats, and that endurance exercise training would ameliorate the associated with aging alterations...

  1. Exercise training reverses age-induced inducible nitric oxide synthase upregulation 

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    Song, Wook

    2005-02-17

    The risk of injury, inflammation, and oxidative stress increases in skeletal muscle with aging. It has been postulated that pro-oxidant signaling, including upregulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) contributes to inflammation...

  2. Interannual variability of surface energy exchange depends on stand age in a boreal forest fire chronosequence

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    Liu, Heping; Randerson, James T

    2008-01-01

    stand age on the boreal forest energy balance, Agric. For.RANDERSON: BOREAL FOREST FIRE AND ENERGY EXCHANGE Johnstone,AND RANDERSON: BOREAL FOREST FIRE AND ENERGY EXCHANGE uous

  3. The effect of post-fire stand age on the boreal forest energy balance

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    2006-01-01

    reserved. Keywords: Energy balance; Forest fire; Borealstand age on the boreal forest energy balance B.D. Amiro a,energy and water fluxes at mature and disturbed forest

  4. User-centered system design in an aging society : an integrated study on technology adoption

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    Lee, Chaiwoo

    2014-01-01

    The aging of the population is an important global phenomenon that is bringing changes and challenges to various areas of society. Technology has been explored as one way to cope with the complexities and uncertainties ...

  5. Organic chemical aging mechanisms: An annotated bibliography. Waste Tank Safety Program

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    Samuels, W.D.; Camaioni, D.M.; Nelson, D.A.

    1993-09-01

    An annotated bibliography has been compiled of the potential chemical and radiological aging mechanisms of the organic constituents (non-ferrocyanide) that would likely be found in the UST at Hanford. The majority of the work that has been conducted on the aging of organic chemicals used for extraction and processing of nuclear materials has been in conjunction with the acid or PUREX type processes. At Hanford the waste being stored in the UST has been stabilized with caustic. The aging factors that were used in this work were radiolysis, hydrolysis and nitrite/nitrate oxidation. The purpose of this work was two-fold: to determine whether or not research had been or is currently being conducted on the species associated with the Hanford UST waste, either as a mixture or as individual chemicals or chemical functionalities, and to determine what areas of chemical aging need to be addressed by further research.

  6. Time resolved viscoelastic properties during structural arrest and aging of a colloidal glass

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    Ajay Singh Negi; Chinedum O. Osuji

    2010-09-01

    Evolution of the energy landscape during physical aging of glassy materials can be understood from the frequency and strain dependence of the shear modulus but the non-stationary nature of these systems frustrates investigation of their instantaneous underlying properties. Using a series of time dependent measurements we systematically reconstruct the frequency and strain dependence as a function of age for a repulsive colloidal glass undergoing structural arrest. In this manner, we are able to unambiguously observe the structural relaxation time, which increases exponentially with sample age at short times. The yield stress varies logarithmically with time in the arrested state, consistent with recent simulation results, whereas the yield strain is nearly constant in this regime. Strikingly, the frequency dependence at fixed times can be rescaled onto a master curve, implying a simple connection between the aging of the system and the change in the frequency dependent modulus.

  7. A hydrogeochemical survey of Kilimanjaro (Tanzania): implications for water sources and ages

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    McKenzie, Jeffrey M.

    A hydrogeochemical survey of Kilimanjaro (Tanzania): implications for water sources and ages Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa, has undergone extensive hydrologic changes over (Tanzania). Sample sources included four glaciers, seven groundwater wells, 12 rivers, 10 springs

  8. Ar-40/Ar-39 Age Constraints for the Jaramillo Normal Subchron...

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    Boundary Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Journal Article: Ar-40Ar-39 Age Constraints for the Jaramillo Normal Subchron and the...

  9. GABAergic systems in a model of age-related cognitive impairment 

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    LaSarge, Candi Lynn

    2012-07-16

    in learning and memory functions. Confocal stereology was used to determine the number of GABAergic and cholinergic projection neurons in the rostral basal forebrain of spatially characterized young and aged male F344 rats. The GABAergic system...

  10. Towards a post-industrial architecture : design and construction of houses for the information age

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    Demchak, Gregory L. (Gregory Leonard), 1974-

    2000-01-01

    The design and construction of modern residential architecture, which came into critical focus by architects of the Machine Age, continues to be a priority in the architectural discourse. For Modern architects, the desire ...

  11. An agent-based simulation of the French labour market : studying age discrimination

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    An agent-based simulation of the French labour market : studying age discrimination Zach Lewkovicz stylized fact, i.e. discrimination against the youth, and the impact of a new labour contract introduction

  12. Technology and social process : oscillations in Iron Age copper production and power in Southern Jordan

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    Ben-Yosef, Erez

    2010-01-01

    local political powers independent of Egypt (Kitchen, 1986)still included Egypt, but since the balance of power changedEgypt played in the Iron Age metal trade even as a weak power

  13. The Effect of the 18-Year Old Drinking Age on Auto Accidents

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    Cucchiaro, Stephen

    The effect of Massachusetts' reduced drinking age on auto accidents is examined by employing an interrupted time series analysis of monthly accident data covering the period January, 1969, through September 1973. The data ...

  14. Atmospheric Aerosols Aging Involving Organic Compounds and Impacts on Particle Properties 

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    Qiu, Chong

    2013-02-01

    In the first part of this dissertation, we study the aging of soot, a representative type of primary aerosols, in the presence of OH-initiated oxidation products of toluene. Monodisperse soot particles are introduced into an environmental chamber...

  15. National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis Measuring and Representing Accessibility in the Information Age

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis Measuring and Representing Accessibility in the Information Age A Specialist Meeting of Project Varenius' Geographies of the Information Society 19 ........................................................................................................11 Visualizing and Representing Information Space Within Geographic Information Science (GIS) Michael

  16. MAGE: ADDITIONS TO THE AGE ALGORITHM FOR LEARNING IN MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS

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    Stephens, Larry M.

    MAGE: ADDITIONS TO THE AGE ALGORITHM FOR LEARNING IN MULTI­AGENT SYSTEMS Michael L. Dowell and Dr, South Carolina 29208, USA e­mail: Dowell@ece.scarolina.edu Stephens@ece.scarolina.edu ABSTRACT

  17. Efficacy, national/international practices and motivational factors of lifelong driver education for the aging population

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    Israels, Richard (Richard Steven)

    2006-01-01

    In a society facing a significant increase in its aging population, older driver education/training is emerging as a potential solution to help seniors drive more safely, thus maintaining their mobility and quality of life. ...

  18. Protection of alodine coatings from thermal aging by removable polymer coatings.

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    Wagstaff, Brett R. (.); Bradshaw, Robert W.; Whinnery, LeRoy L., Jr. (.,; .)

    2006-12-01

    Removable polymer coatings were evaluated as a means to suppress dehydration of Alodine chromate conversion coatings during thermal aging and thereby retain the corrosion protection afforded by Alodine. Two types of polymer coatings were applied to Alodine-treated panels of aluminum alloys 7075-T73 and 6061-T6 that were subsequently aged for 15 to 50 hours at temperatures between 135 F to 200 F. The corrosion resistance of the thermally aged panels was evaluated, after stripping the polymer coatings, by exposure to a standard salt-fog corrosion test and the extent of pitting of the polymer-coated and untreated panels compared. Removable polymer coatings mitigated the loss of corrosion resistance due to thermal aging experienced by the untreated alloys. An epoxide coating was more effective than a fluorosilicone coating as a dehydration barrier.

  19. Speed of processing versus dual-tasking in ageing using a motor free paradigm 

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    Allen, Jodie

    2012-06-27

    A common assumption is that the ability to dual-task declines as age increases, however this is largely based on research using reaction time tasks. Relatively recent research which uses titration to account for single-task ...

  20. Executive functions and dual-task ability in healthy ageing and in Parkinson's disease 

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    Sanderson, Rebecca

    2011-06-29

    Abstract Objectives: First, to assess memory and executive ability in healthy older adults, relative to young controls, in order to determine the pattern of normal age-related decline. Second, to compare this healthy ...

  1. Characterisation of lightly oxidised organic aerosol formed from the photochemical aging of diesel exhaust particles

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    Kroll, Jesse

    The oxidative aging of the semivolatile fraction of diesel exhaust aerosol is studied in order to better understand the influence of oxidation reactions on particle chemical composition. Exhaust is sampled from an idling ...

  2. FRANTIC 5 (a version of FRANTIC II) : a computer code for evaluating system aging effect

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    Dimitrijevic, Vesna B.

    1986-01-01

    The FRANTIC 5 code is a modification of the FRANTIC II code for time dependent unavailability analysis. FRANTIC 5 is specially adapted for modeling the aging effects on system and component performance. The FRANTIC 5 code ...

  3. 230Th/U ages Supporting Hanford Site-Wide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

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    Paces, James B. [U.S. Geological Survey] [U.S. Geological Survey

    2014-08-31

    This product represents a USGS Administrative Report that discusses samples and methods used to conduct uranium-series isotope analyses and resulting ages and initial 234U/238U activity ratios of pedogenic cements developed in several different surfaces in the Hanford area middle to late Pleistocene. Samples were collected and dated to provide calibration of soil development in surface deposits that are being used in the Hanford Site-Wide probabilistic seismic hazard analysis conducted by AMEC. The report includes description of sample locations and physical characteristics, sample preparation, chemical processing and mass spectrometry, analytical results, and calculated ages for individual sites. Ages of innermost rinds on a number of samples from five sites in eastern Washington are consistent with a range of minimum depositional ages from 17 ka for cataclysmic flood deposits to greater than 500 ka for alluvium at several sites.

  4. ARAACtional exuberance : lessons and prospects for age-restricted active adult housing development in Massachusetts

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    Dawson, Sloan William

    2010-01-01

    In the last fifteen years, Massachusetts and neighboring states have experienced explosive growth in a hitherto alien form of residential development to the region: the age-restricted active adult retirement community ...

  5. Changes in Support Networks in Late Middle Age: The Extension of Gender and Educational Differences

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    Fischer, CS; Beresford, L

    2015-01-01

    OUP CHANGES IN NETWORK INEQUALITY Suitor, J. J. , & Keeton,Key Words: Education—Gender—Inequality—Middle age—Networks—add a particular focus: inequalities in net- work change. We

  6. The Impact of Cognitive Fatigue on Age-Related Differences in Neuromuscular Function 

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    Shortz, Ashley

    2015-07-27

    As the population of adults aged 65 and above is rapidly growing, it is crucial to identify physical and cognitive limitations pertaining to daily living. The aim of the study was to examine the impact of cognitive fatigue ...

  7. Age and growth of southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) from Matagorda Bay, Texas 

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    Stunz, Gregory Wayne

    1995-01-01

    Estimates of age and growth of southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) from Matagorda Bay, Texas were made by analyzing thin sections of otoliths (sagittae) from 892 specimens collected along the Texas coast from May 1992 to January 1995...

  8. Parallel Routes of Human Carcinoma Development: Implications of the Age-Specific Incidence Data

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    Brody, James P.

    2009-01-01

    J Cancer 4. Armitage P, Doll R (1954) The age distribution791–801. 51. Armitage P, Doll R (1957) A two-stage theory ofhypothesis (the Armitage-Doll model Equation 2 [4]) with the

  9. Effect of aging upon CE and B and W control rod drives

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    Grove, E.; Gunther, W.

    1992-05-01

    The effect of aging upon the Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) and Combustion Engineering (CE) Control Rod Drive (CRD) systems has been evaluated as part of the US NRC Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) program. Operating experience data for the 1980--1990 time period was reviewed to identify predominant failure modes, causes, and effects. These results, in conjunction with an assessment of component materials and operating environment, conclude that both systems are susceptible to age degradation. System failures have resulted in significant plant effects, including power reductions, plant shutdowns, scrams, and Engineered Safety Feature (ESF) actuation. Current industry inspection and maintenance practices were assessed. Some of these practices effectively address aging, while others do not.

  10. Effect of aging upon CE and B and W control rod drives

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    Grove, E.; Gunther, W.

    1992-01-01

    The effect of aging upon the Babcock Wilcox (B W) and Combustion Engineering (CE) Control Rod Drive (CRD) systems has been evaluated as part of the US NRC Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) program. Operating experience data for the 1980--1990 time period was reviewed to identify predominant failure modes, causes, and effects. These results, in conjunction with an assessment of component materials and operating environment, conclude that both systems are susceptible to age degradation. System failures have resulted in significant plant effects, including power reductions, plant shutdowns, scrams, and Engineered Safety Feature (ESF) actuation. Current industry inspection and maintenance practices were assessed. Some of these practices effectively address aging, while others do not.

  11. HEALTHY AGEING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Birmingham, University of

    Inspector of General Practice for the Care Quality Commission* and General Practitioner in innerHEALTHY AGEING IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE BEST IS YET TO COME Birmingham Policy Commission The Report

  12. Delamination Failures in Long-Term Field Aged PV Modules from...

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    of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. on Feb. 26, 2014 during the opening session of the 2013 NREL PV Module Reliability Workshop. It summarizes the study of long-term, field-aged...

  13. Tropical North Atlantic Hydrologic Cycle Variability in the Florida Straits During the Last Ice Age 

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    Them, Theodore

    2012-10-19

    Abrupt, millennial-scale climate oscillations, known as Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O) cycles, characterized the climate system during the last ice age. Proxy evidence suggests these climate oscillations resulted in global-scale reorganizations...

  14. Terebinth resin in antiquity: possible uses in the Late Bronze Age Aegean region 

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    Peachey, Claire Patricia

    1995-01-01

    The remains of an estimated one metric ton of terebinth resin, the yellowish, semi-fluid, aromatic resin of a Pistacia tree, were recently discovered on the Late Bronze Age shipwreck site at Uluburun, Turkey. The resin was ...

  15. New Evidence for the Age of the Youngest Eruptions in the Valles...

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    Journal Geology, 1996 DOI 10.11300091-7613(1996)024<0007:NEFTAO>2.3.CO;2 Online Internet link for New Evidence for the Age of the Youngest Eruptions in the Valles...

  16. Cooperation, the Craft Economy, and Metal Technology during the Bronze and Iron Ages in Central Anatolia

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    Lehner, Joseph William

    2015-01-01

    of Iron Age copper production (including extraction mining,and Mining in Eastern Anatolia in the Urartian Period: Silver, Copper and Iron.mining district of the central Taurus and immediately north of Cilicia includes mostly iron,

  17. Determination of age and growth of swordfish, Xiphias gladius L., 1758,

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    Iraklion, Greece in anal-fin spines used for age de- termination ofswordfish are depos- ited annually partial validation of the anal-fin method through marginal increment analy- sis. This analysis assumes

  18. Variations in the Retention and Excretion of {sup 137}Cs with Age and Sex

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    Boni, A.L.

    2001-08-29

    This report discusses the effects of age and sex on the retention and excretion of {sup 137}Cs in the body in a cross section of the general population over a four-year period.

  19. A genealogy of cyborgothic: aesthetics and ethics in the age of posthumanism 

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    Yi, Dongshin

    2009-05-15

    This dissertation considers the future convergence between gothic studies and humanism in the age of posthumanism and proposes “cyborgothic” as a new literary genre that heralds that future. The convergence under consideration ...

  20. Mapping local hippocampal changes in Alzheimer's disease and normal ageing with MRI at 3 Tesla

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    Thompson, Paul

    Mapping local hippocampal changes in Alzheimer's disease and normal ageing with MRI at 3 Tesla and Alzheimer's disease based on high resolution MRI at 3 Tesla. T1-weighted images were acquired from 19

  1. Surface degradation of polymer insulators under accelerated climatic aging in weather-ometer

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    Xu, G.; McGrath, P.B. [Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, NY (United States). Electrical and computer Engineering Dept.; Burns, C.W. [Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., Syracuse, NY (United States). Research and Development Dept.

    1996-12-31

    Climatic aging experiments were conducted on two types of outdoor polymer insulators by using a programmable weather-ometer. The housing materials for the insulators were silicone rubber (SR) and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). The accelerated aging stresses were comprised of ultraviolet radiation, elevated temperature, temperature cycling, thermal shock and high humidity. Their effects on the insulator surface conditions and electrical performance wee examined through visual inspection and SEM studies, contact angle measurements, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) analysis, and 50% impulse flashover voltage tests. The results showed a significant damage on the insulator surface caused by some of the imposed aging stresses. The EDS analysis suggested a photooxidation process that happened on the insulator surface during the aging period.

  2. Age And Nature Of Deposits On The Submarine Flanks Of Piton De...

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    mostly in the range of 110 ka to < 10 ka. These ages agree well with the relative stratigraphy available for these debris-avalanche deposits. A sample dated at 1.8 Ma would...

  3. Building a national technology and innovation infrastructure for an aging society

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    Lau, Jasmin

    2006-01-01

    This thesis focuses on the potential of strategic technology innovation and implementation in sustaining an aging society, and examines the need for a comprehensive national technology and innovation infrastructure in the ...

  4. Optimal Supply Angle of Upside Air Supply in Manned Spacecraft Cabin-Based Air Age 

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    Liang, Z.; Zhang, J.; Lu, Y.

    2006-01-01

    The age of air in the workaround of a manned spacecraft cabin that contain astronauts, apparatus and simple living establishments was numerically simulated by use of commercial software and a standard k-e turbulence model. An air inlet installed...

  5. New Maximum Age of Bigmouth Buffalo, Ictiobus cyprinellus Craig P. Paukertl

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    Keystone Reservoir, Oklahoma, 1998. - - - - - ----~-- Total Weight Age Length (kg) (yr) (mm) Examiner 1 in gill netting efforts in Keystone Reservoir in 1996 and 1997 (c. Paukert, Oklahoma State Univer- sity

  6. Fact #597: November 16, 2009 Median Age of Cars and Trucks Rising in 2008

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    The median age of cars and trucks in the U.S. continued to grow in 2008. Due to the economic climate and high gasoline prices that summer, consumers held onto their vehicles longer and delayed new...

  7. Identification of new genes and pathways that act to delay C. elegans aging

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    Berdichevsky, Alina

    2008-01-01

    Aging of an organism is determined by both stochastic and genetic components. The importance of genes is illustrated by the discovery of single gene mutations that alter lifespans of species ranging from invertebrates C. ...

  8. Probiotic Microbes Sustain Youthful Serum Testosterone Levels and Testicular Size in Aging Mice

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    Poutahidis, Theofilos

    The decline of circulating testosterone levels in aging men is associated with adverse health effects. During studies of probiotic bacteria and obesity, we discovered that male mice routinely consuming purified lactic acid ...

  9. Recollection, Familiarity and the frontal lobes: the effects of healthy adult aging 

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    Allan, Elizabeth

    2008-06-28

    According to the dual process theory of memory there are two processes that contribute to recognition memory: familiarity and recollection. The present study looks at the effects of healthy adult aging on recollection and familiarity...

  10. Isochronal age scale of young moving groups in the solar neighbourhood

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    Bell, Cameron P M; Naylor, Tim

    2015-01-01

    We present a self-consistent, absolute isochronal age scale for young (< 200 Myr), nearby (< 100 pc) moving groups, which is consistent with recent lithium depletion boundary ages for both the Beta Pic and Tucana-Horologium moving groups. This age scale was derived using a set of semi-empirical pre-main-sequence model isochrones that incorporate an empirical colour-Teff relation and bolometric corrections based on the observed colours of Pleiades members, with theoretical corrections for the dependence on log g. Absolute ages for young, nearby groups are vital as these regions play a crucial role in our understanding of the early evolution of low- and intermediate-mass stars, as well as providing ideal targets for direct imaging and other measurements of dusty debris discs, substellar objects and, of course, extrasolar planets.

  11. Discovery of a Supernova Explosion at Half the Age of the Universe and its Cosmological Implications

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    Perlmutter, S.

    2010-01-01

    at Half the Age of the Universe and its Cosmologicalleft corner) a "bouncing" universe with no big bang 27 ,or (lower right corner) a universe younger than the oldest

  12. Quench-age method for the fabrication of niobium-aluminum superconductors

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    Pickus, Milton R. (Oakland, CA); Ciardella, Robert L. (Cardiff, CA)

    1978-01-01

    A flexible Nb.sub.3 Al superconducting wire is fabricated from a niobium-aluminum composite wire by heating to form a solid solution which is retained at room temperature as a metastable solid solution by quenching. The metastable solid solution is then transformed to the stable superconducting A-15 phase by low temperature aging. The transformation induced by aging can be controlled to yield either a multifilamentary or a solid A-15 core surrounded by ductile niobium.

  13. The Dependence of the Age Parameter from EAS Size and Zenith Angle of Incidence

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    A. A. Chilingarian; G. V. Gharagyozyan; S. S. Ghazaryan; G. G. Hovsepyan; E. A. Mamidjanyan; L. G. Melkumyan; S. H. Sokhoyan

    2000-02-03

    The quality of the MAKET-ANI detector installation in view of the uniformity of the registration efficiency is demonstrated. Based on a data sample collected by the MAKET-ANI array in the period of June 1997 - March 1999, the dependencies of the age parameter on the zenith angle and the EAS size (10^5-10^7) are studied. The variation of the age parameter with the shower size can be approximately related to the elongation rate.

  14. Effect of stand age on whole ecosystem CO2 exchange in the Canadian boreal forest

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    Rose, Michael R.

    information on the fractional coverage of stands in different age classes and measurements of ecosystem gasEffect of stand age on whole ecosystem CO2 exchange in the Canadian boreal forest Marcy Litvak1 ), and moderate in the 70 and 130 year old stands (À6.3 and À7.1 mmol mÀ2 sÀ1 , respectively). Whole-ecosystem

  15. Delta ferrite-containing austenitic stainless steel resistant to the formation of undesirable phases upon aging

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    Leitnaker, James M. (Kingston, TN)

    1981-01-01

    Austenitic stainless steel alloys containing delta ferrite, such as are used as weld deposits, are protected against the transformation of delta ferrite to sigma phase during aging by the presence of carbon plus nitrogen in a weight percent 0.015-0.030 times the volume percent ferrite present in the alloy. The formation of chi phase upon aging is controlled by controlling the Mo content.

  16. Send Orders for Reprints to reprints@benthamscience.net 54 Current Aging Science, 2014, 7, 54-59

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    Mueller, Laurence D.

    Send Orders for Reprints to reprints@benthamscience.net 54 Current Aging Science, 2014, 7, 54 solved the problem of aging [1-3], in the sense originally posed by Medawar's [4] "An unsolved problem

  17. Effects of aging and exercise training on the mechanisms of Angiotensin II-induced vasoconstriction in rat skeletal muscle arterioles 

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    Park, Yoonjung

    2009-05-15

    Aging is associated with increases in regional and systemic vascular resistance and impaired ability to increase blood flow to active muscles during exercise. Aging enhances vasoconstrictor responsiveness in both humans and animals, and an increase...

  18. Aging Enhances Indirect Flight Muscle Fiber Performance yet Decreases Flight Ability in Drosophila

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    Miller, Mark S.; Lekkas, Panagiotis; Braddock, Joan M.; Farman, Gerrie P.; Ballif, Bryan A.; Irving, Thomas C.; Maughan, David W.; Vigoreaux, Jim O. (IIT); (Vermont)

    2008-10-02

    We investigated the effects of aging on Drosophila melanogaster indirect flight muscle from the whole organism to the actomyosin cross-bridge. Median-aged (49-day-old) flies were flight impaired, had normal myofilament number and packing, barely longer sarcomeres, and slight mitochondrial deterioration compared with young (3-day-old) flies. Old (56-day-old) flies were unable to beat their wings, had deteriorated ultrastructure with severe mitochondrial damage, and their skinned fibers failed to activate with calcium. Small-amplitude sinusoidal length perturbation analysis showed median-aged indirect flight muscle fibers developed greater than twice the isometric force and power output of young fibers, yet cross-bridge kinetics were similar. Large increases in elastic and viscous moduli amplitude under active, passive, and rigor conditions suggest that median-aged fibers become stiffer longitudinally. Small-angle x-ray diffraction indicates that myosin heads move increasingly toward the thin filament with age, accounting for the increased transverse stiffness via cross-bridge formation. We propose that the observed protein composition changes in the connecting filaments, which anchor the thick filaments to the Z-disk, produce compensatory increases in longitudinal stiffness, isometric tension, power and actomyosin interaction in aging indirect flight muscle. We also speculate that a lack of MgATP due to damaged mitochondria accounts for the decreased flight performance.

  19. Ageing under oscillatory stress: Role of energy barrier distribution in thixotropic materials

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    Asheesh Shukla; Yogesh M. Joshi

    2009-04-01

    In this work the ageing dynamics of soft solids of aqueous suspension of laponite has been investigated under the oscillatory stress field. We observed that at small stresses elastic and viscous moduli showed a steady rise with the elastic modulus increasing at a faster rate than the viscous modulus. However at higher stresses both the moduli underwent a sudden rise by several orders of magnitude with the onset of rise getting shifted to a higher age for a larger shear stress. We believe that the observed behavior is due to interaction of barrier height distribution of the potential energy wells in which the particle is trapped and strain induced potential energy enhancement of the particles. Strain induced in the material causes yielding of the particles that are trapped in the shallower wells. Those trapped in the deeper wells continue to age enhancing the cage diffusion timescale and thereby the viscosity which lowers the magnitude of strain allowing more particles to age. This coupled dependence of strain, viscosity and ageing causes forward feedback for a given magnitude of stress leading to sudden rise in both the moduli. Changing the microstructure of the laponite suspension by adding salt affected the barrier heights distribution that showed a profound influence on the ageing behavior. Interestingly, this study suggests a possibility that any apparently yielded material with negligible elastic modulus, may get jammed at a very large waiting time.

  20. Effects of aging in catastrophe on the steady state and dynamics of a microtubule population

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    V. Jemseena; Manoj Gopalakrishnan

    2015-07-01

    Several independent observations have suggested that catastrophe transition in microtubules is not a first-order process, as is usually assumed. Recent {\\it in vitro} observations by Gardner et al.[ M. K. Gardner et al., Cell {\\bf147}, 1092 (2011)] showed that microtubule catastrophe takes place via multiple steps and the frequency increases with the age of the filament. Here, we investigate, via numerical simulations and mathematical calculations, some of the consequences of age dependence of catastrophe on the dynamics of microtubules as a function of the aging rate, for two different models of aging: exponential growth, but saturating asymptotically and purely linear growth. The boundary demarcating the steady state and non-steady state regimes in the dynamics is derived analytically in both cases. Numerical simulations, supported by analytical calculations in the linear model, show that aging leads to non-exponential length distributions in steady state. More importantly, oscillations ensue in microtubule length and velocity. The regularity of oscillations, as characterized by the negative dip in the autocorrelation function, is reduced by increasing the frequency of rescue events. Our study shows that age dependence of catastrophe could function as an intrinsic mechanism to generate oscillatory dynamics in a microtubule population, distinct from hitherto identified ones.