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  1. Excluded-volume interactions and structure formation in thin layers of bent-core systems

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    Lech Longa; Pawe? Karbowniczek; Micha? Cie?la; Agnieszka Chrzanowska

    2015-10-14

    Two-dimensional assemblies of bent-core shaped molecules attain at highly orienting surfaces liquid crystalline structures characteristic mostly for lamellar chiral or nonchiral antiferroelectric order [J. Phys. Chem. B {\\bf 109}, 18733 (2005)]. Here, using the Onsager-type of density functional theory we investigate the role of excluded-volume interactions in stabilizing different structures in thin films filled with bent-shaped molecules. We study influence of molecular features, like the apex angle, thickness of the arm and the type of the arm edges on the stability of layered structures. For molecular shapes taken the observed phases are dominated by the lamellar antiferroelectric type as observed experimentally, but a considerable sensitivity of the ordering to details of the molecular shape is also found for high packing fractions. In particular, smectic A, ferroelectric smectic A and ferroelectric nematic phases are foreseen from the bifurcation analysis in this limit. The presented theory models equilibrium properties of bent-core liquid crystals subjected to strong planar anchoring, \\emph{i.e.} in the case when details of the surface are of secondary importance.

  2. 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.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorically Excluded...

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    NEPA National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorically Excluded Actions National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorically Excluded Actions Categorical Exclusions (CX)...

  8. COMPUTING EXCLUDED MINORS Isolde Adler

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    Adler, Isolde

    , · linklessly/knotlessly embeddable graphs · C, D minor ideals C D, C D minor ideals · C minor ideal Capex minor ideal Capex := {G | v V(G) such that G \\ v C} ISOLDE ADLER COMPUTING EXCLUDED MINORS 5/18 #12 graphs · C, D minor ideals C D, C D minor ideals · C minor ideal Capex minor ideal Capex := {G | v

  9. 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.

  10. Thermodynamics of the low density excluded volume hadron gas

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    Zalewski, Kacper

    2015-01-01

    We discuss the influence of the excluded volume of hadrons on macroscopic variables and thermal parameters of the hadron gas at finite temperature and chemical potential in the low density approximation. Based solely on elementary thermodynamics we show that when the excluded volume grows at constant temperature, pressure, and number of particles, the overall volume increases just as much as the excluded volume, while the entropy and energy remain unchanged. The growth of the chemical potentials is equal to the work needed to create the respective excluded volumes. Consequently, the bulk density functions of a gas with excluded volume are expressed by the corresponding variables in a system of point particles with the shifted chemical potentials. Our results are fully consistent with the previous findings obtained upon applications of more advanced methods of statistical physics. A validity limit for the low density approximation is derived and discussed in the context of the hadron gas created in heavy ion c...

  11. Thermodynamics of the low density excluded volume hadron gas

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    Kacper Zalewski; Krzysztof Redlich

    2015-07-20

    We discuss the influence of the excluded volume of hadrons on macroscopic variables and thermal parameters of the hadron gas at finite temperature and chemical potential in the low density approximation. Based solely on elementary thermodynamics we show that when the excluded volume grows at constant temperature, pressure, and number of particles, the overall volume increases just as much as the excluded volume, while the entropy and energy remain unchanged. The growth of the chemical potentials is equal to the work needed to create the respective excluded volumes. Consequently, the bulk density functions of a gas with excluded volume are expressed by the corresponding variables in a system of point particles with the shifted chemical potentials. Our results are fully consistent with the previous findings obtained upon applications of more advanced methods of statistical physics. A validity limit for the low density approximation is derived and discussed in the context of the hadron gas created in heavy ion collisions.

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from...

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    Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy Performance Requirements of Section 543 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act as Amended by the Energy Policy...

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Excluding a countable clique Reinhard Diestel

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    Diestel, Reinhard

    Kn minor theorem of Robertson and Seymour to infinite graphs, and deduce a structural characterization of Robertson, Seymour and the second author. 2 #12;1. Introduction In both finite and infinite, Robertson and Seymour [ 7 ] found an excluded minor theorem for excluding Kn (n fixed). In a sense

  20. MOTIVATION INCLUDED OR EXCLUDED FROM Mihaela Cocea

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    Cocea, Mihaela

    MOTIVATION ­ INCLUDED OR EXCLUDED FROM E-LEARNING Mihaela Cocea National College of Ireland Mayor, Dublin 1, Ireland sweibelzahl@ncirl.ie ABSTRACT The learners' motivation has an impact on the quality-Learning, motivation has been mainly considered in terms of instructional design. Research in this direction suggests

  1. Clean Water Act (excluding Section 404)

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    1993-01-15

    This Reference Book contains a current copy of the Clean Water Act (excluding Section 404) and those regulations that implement the statutes and appear to be most relevant to US Department of Energy (DOE) activities. The document is provided to DOE and contractor staff for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as legal guidance. Updates that include important new requirements will be provided periodically. Questions concerning this Reference Book may be directed to Mark Petts, EH-231 (202/586-2609).

  2. 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

  3. The ? Andromedae system: new constraints on the companion mass, system age, and further multiplicity

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    Hinkley, Sasha; David, Trevor; Hillenbrand, Lynne A.; Pueyo, Laurent; Faherty, Jacqueline K.; Oppenheimer, Ben R.; Brenner, Douglas; Veicht, Aaron; Nilsson, Ricky; Mamajek, Eric E.; Kraus, Adam L.; Rice, Emily L.; Ireland, Michael J.; Vasisht, Gautam; Cady, Eric; Roberts, Jennifer E.; Zimmerman, Neil; Parry, Ian R.; Beichman, Charles; Dekany, Richard; and others

    2013-12-20

    ? Andromedae is a B9IVn star at 52 pc for which a faint substellar companion separated by 55 ± 2 AU was recently announced. In this work, we present the first spectrum of the companion, '? And B,' using the Project 1640 high-contrast imaging platform. Comparison of our low-resolution YJH-band spectra to empirical brown dwarf spectra suggests an early-L spectral type. Fitting synthetic spectra from PHOENIX model atmospheres to our observed spectrum allows us to constrain the effective temperature to ?2000 K as well as place constraints on the companion surface gravity. Further, we use previously reported log(g) and T {sub eff} measurements of the host star to argue that the ? And system has an isochronal age of 220 ± 100 Myr, older than the 30 Myr age reported previously. This interpretation of an older age is corroborated by the photometric properties of ? And B, which appear to be marginally inconsistent with other 10-100 Myr low-gravity L-dwarfs for the spectral type range we derive. In addition, we use Keck aperture masking interferometry combined with published radial velocity measurements to rule out the existence of any tight stellar companions to ? And A that might be responsible for the system's overluminosity. Further, we show that luminosity enhancements due to a nearly 'pole-on' viewing angle coupled with extremely rapid rotation is unlikely. ? And A is thus consistent with its slightly evolved luminosity class (IV), and we propose here that ? And, with a revised age of 220 ± 100 Myr, is an interloper to the 30 Myr Columba association with which it was previously associated. The photometric and spectroscopic evidence for ? And B combined with our reassessment of the system age implies a substellar companion mass of 50{sub ?13}{sup +16} M {sub Jup}, consistent with a brown dwarf rather than a planetary-mass companion.

  4. 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...

  5. 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

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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

  8. 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...

  9. AN AUTOMATED DRUSEN DETECTION SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFYING AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION WITH COLOR FUNDUS PHOTOGRAPHS

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    assess the risk for the development of Age-related Mac- ular Degeneration (AMD). Our system incorporates is a hall- mark of AMD, and magnification/multiplication of drusen in- dicates increased risk of eventual are labor-intensive, difficult to reproduce, and may lose important information. Automated drusen detection

  10. Urine Test Strips to Exclude Cerebral Spinal Fluid Blood

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    Marshall, Robin A; Hejamanowski, Chris

    2011-01-01

    two Pearson Chi-Square tests. The first compared samplesO riginal R esearch Urine Test Strips to Exclude CerebralBayer Multistix ® urine test strips are designed to test

  11. Excluding induced subgraphs Maria Chudnovsky and Paul Seymour

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    Chudnovsky, Maria

    Excluding induced subgraphs Maria Chudnovsky and Paul Seymour Abstract In this paper we survey some´ejols, and Vuskovi´c [23], respectively). 1 #12;2 M. Chudnovsky & P. Seymour One might then ask whether a structural

  12. Ozone induces glucose intolerance and systemic metabolic effects in young and aged brown Norway rats

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    Bass, V.; Gordon, C.J.; Jarema, K.A.; MacPhail, R.C.; Cascio, W.E.; Phillips, P.M.; Ledbetter, A.D.; Schladweiler, M.C.; Andrews, D.; Miller, D.; Doerfler, D.L.; Kodavanti, U.P.

    2013-12-15

    Air pollutants have been associated with increased diabetes in humans. We hypothesized that ozone would impair glucose homeostasis by altering insulin signaling and/or endoplasmic reticular (ER) stress in young and aged rats. One, 4, 12, and 24 month old Brown Norway (BN) rats were exposed to air or ozone, 0.25 or 1.0 ppm, 6 h/day for 2 days (acute) or 2 d/week for 13 weeks (subchronic). Additionally, 4 month old rats were exposed to air or 1.0 ppm ozone, 6 h/day for 1 or 2 days (time-course). Glucose tolerance tests (GTT) were performed immediately after exposure. Serum and tissue biomarkers were analyzed 18 h after final ozone for acute and subchronic studies, and immediately after each day of exposure in the time-course study. Age-related glucose intolerance and increases in metabolic biomarkers were apparent at baseline. Acute ozone caused hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance in rats of all ages. Ozone-induced glucose intolerance was reduced in rats exposed for 13 weeks. Acute, but not subchronic ozone increased ?{sub 2}-macroglobulin, adiponectin and osteopontin. Time-course analysis indicated glucose intolerance at days 1 and 2 (2 > 1), and a recovery 18 h post ozone. Leptin increased day 1 and epinephrine at all times after ozone. Ozone tended to decrease phosphorylated insulin receptor substrate-1 in liver and adipose tissues. ER stress appeared to be the consequence of ozone induced acute metabolic impairment since transcriptional markers of ER stress increased only after 2 days of ozone. In conclusion, acute ozone exposure induces marked systemic metabolic impairments in BN rats of all ages, likely through sympathetic stimulation. - Highlights: • Air pollutants have been associated with increased diabetes in humans. • Acute ozone exposure produces profound metabolic alterations in rats. • Age influences metabolic risk factors in aging BN rats. • Acute metabolic effects are reversible and repeated exposure reduces these effects. • Ozone metabolic effects are only slightly exacerbated in geriatric rats.

  13. The role of footwall deformation and denudation in controlling cooling age patterns of detachment systems: An application to the Kongur Shan extensional system in the

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    Harrison, Mark

    cooling-age patterns from the footwall of the Cenozoic Kongur Shan normal fault system in the PamirThe role of footwall deformation and denudation in controlling cooling age patterns of detachment systems: An application to the Kongur Shan extensional system in the Eastern Pamir, China Alexander C

  14. Scattering from Star Polymers including Excluded Volume Effects

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    Li, Xin [ORNL; Do, Changwoo [ORNL; Liu, Yun [National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Sanchez-Diaz, Luis E [ORNL; Hong, Kunlun [ORNL; Smith, Greg [ORNL; Chen, Wei-Ren [ORNL

    2014-01-01

    In this work we present a new model for the form factor of a star polymer consisting of self-avoiding branches. This new model incorporates excluded volume effects and is derived from the two point correlation function for a star polymer.. We compare this model to small angle neutron scattering (SANS) measurements from polystyrene (PS) stars immersed in a good solvent, tetrahydrofuran (THF). It is shown that this model provides a good description of the scattering signature originating from the excluded volume effect and it explicitly elucidates the connection between the global conformation of a star polymer and the local stiffness of its constituent branch.

  15. A laboratory exposure system to study the effects of aging on super-micron aerosol particles

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    Santarpia, Joshua; Sanchez, Andres L.; Lucero, Gabriel Anthony; Servantes, Brandon Lee; Hubbard, Joshua Allen

    2014-02-01

    A laboratory system was constructed that allows the super-micron particles to be aged for long periods of time under conditions that can simulate a range of natural environments and conditions, including relative humidity, oxidizing chemicals, organics and simulated solar radiation. Two proof-of-concept experiments using a non-biological simulant for biological particles and a biological simulant demonstrate the utility of these types of aging experiments. Green Visolite®, which is often used as a tracer material for model validation experiments, does not degrade with exposure to simulated solar radiation, the actual biological material does. This would indicate that Visolite® should be a good tracer compound for mapping the extent of a biological release using fluorescence as an indicator, but that it should not be used to simulate the decay of a biological particle when exposed to sunlight. The decay in the fluorescence measured for B. thurengiensis is similar to what has been previously observed in outdoor environments.

  16. Scattering from Colloid-Polymer Conjugates with Excluded Volume Effect

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    Li, Xin [ORNL; Sanchez-Diaz, Luis E [ORNL; Smith, Gregory Scott [ORNL; Chen, Wei-Ren [ORNL

    2015-01-01

    This work presents scattering functions of conjugates consisting of a colloid particle and a self-avoiding polymer chain as a model for protein-polymer conjugates and nanoparticle-polymer conjugates in solution. The model is directly derived from the two-point correlation function with the inclusion of excluded volume effects. The dependence of the calculated scattering function on the geometric shape of the colloid and polymer stiffness is investigated. The model is able to describe the experimental scattering signature of the solutions of suspending hard particle-polymer conjugates and provide additional conformational information. This model explicitly elucidates the link between the global conformation of a conjugate and the microstructure of its constituent components.

  17. 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 ...

  18. Unexpected Complication with the New C3 Excluder: Cause and Treatment

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    Katsargyris, Athanasios; Oikonomou, Kyriakos; Bracale, Umberto M.; Verhoeven, Eric L. G.

    2013-04-15

    The new C3 Gore Excluder delivery system enables both up/downward and rotational repositioning of the device before complete deployment. This contributes to more precise proximal landing and permits facilitation of the contralateral gate cannulation. During separate deployment, the position of the ipsilateral limb can also be readjusted. We have used the modified C3 delivery system in more than 50 patients, and in most cases, we were able to utilize the repositioning options of the device to achieve optimal fixation and sealing. However, we present a case where our attempt to readjust the position of the ipsilateral limb led to upward migration of the main body with coverage of the left renal artery origin. The latter was secured with a bare stent implantation.

  19. Ar Ages and Ash-flow Tuff Correlation We have recognized at least 16 separate ash-flow tuffs in the paleovalley system that

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    Faulds, James E.

    . The neutron flux monitor in all analyses was sanidine from Fish Canyon Tuff, initially using an assigned age-flow tuffs in the paleovalley system that extends westward across the northern Walker Lane. Tuffs were representative ages of ash-flow tuffs in different segments of the paleovalley system. Some of the less

  20. Effects of thyroid hormone on. beta. -adrenergic responsiveness of aging cardiovascular systems

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    Tsujimoto, G.; Hashimoto, K.; Hoffman, B.B.

    1987-03-01

    The authors have compared the effects of ..beta..-adrenergic stimulation on the heart and peripheral vasculature of young (2-mo-old) and older (12-mo-old) rats both in the presence and absence of triiodothyronine (T/sub 3/)-induced hyperthyroidism. The hemodynamic consequences of T/sub 3/ treatment were less prominent in the aged hyperthyroid rats compared with young hyperthyroid rats (both in intact and pithed rats). There was a decrease in sensitivity of chronotropic responsiveness to isoproterenol in older pithed rats, which was apparently reversed by T/sub 3/ treatment. The number and affinity of myocardial ..beta..-adrenergic receptor sites measured by (/sup 125/I)cyanopindolol were not significantly different in young and older control rats; also, ..beta..-receptor density increased to a similar extent in both young and older T/sub 3/-treated rats. The ability of isoproterenol to relax mesenteric arterial rings, markedly blunted in older rats, was partially restored by T/sub 3/ treatment without their being any change in isoproterenol-mediated relaxation in the arterial preparation from young rats. The number and affinity of the ..beta..-adrenergic receptors measured in the mesenteric arteries was unaffected by either aging or T/sub 3/ treatment. The data suggest that effects of thyroid hormone and age-related alterations of cardiovascular responsiveness to ..beta..-adrenergic stimulation are interrelated in a complex fashion with a net result that the hyperkinetic cardiovascular manifestations in hyperthyroidism are attenuated in the older animals.

  1. Critical scaling and aging in cooling systems near the jamming transition

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    D. A. Head

    2009-04-01

    We conduct athermal simulations of freely-cooling, viscous soft spheres around the jamming transition density \\phi_{J}, and find evidence for a growing length \\xi(t) that governs relaxation to mechanical equilibrium. \\xi(t) is manifest in both the velocity correlation function, and the spatial correlations in a scalar measure of local force balance which we define. Data for different densities \\phi can be collapsed onto two master curves by scaling \\xi(t) and t by powers of |\\phi-\\phi_{J}|, indicative of critical scaling. Furthermore, particle transport for \\phi>\\phi_{J} exhibits aging and superdiffusion similar to a range of soft matter experiments, suggesting a common origin. Finally, we explain how \\xi(t) at late times maps onto known behavior away from \\phi_{J}.

  2. Resource allocation for reliability of a complex system with aging components

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    Anderson-cook, Christine M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Graves, Todd L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hamada, Michael S [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    To assess the reliability of a complex system, many different types of data may be available. Full-system tests are the most direct measure of reliability, but may be prohibitively expensive or difficult to obtain. Other less direct measures, such as component or section level tests, may be cheaper to obtain and more readily available. Using a single Bayesian analysis, multiple sources of data can be combined to give component and system reliability estimates. Resource allocation looks to develop methods to predict which new data would most improve the precision of the estimate of system reliability, in order to maximally improve understanding. In this paper, we consider a relatively simple system with different types of data from the components and system. We present a methodology for assessing the relative improvement in system reliability estimation for additional data from the various types. Various metrics for comparing improvement and a response surface approach to modeling the relationship between improvement and the additional data are presented.

  3. Fluctuations in an aging system: absence of effective temperature in the sol-gel transition of a quenched gelatin sample

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    Antoine Bérut; Artyom Petrosyan; Juan Ruben Gomez-Solano; Sergio Ciliberto

    2015-09-03

    We study the fluctuations of a Brownian micro particle trapped with optical tweezers in a gelatin solution undergoing a fast local temperature quench below the sol-gel transition. Contrary to what was previously reported, we observe no anomalous fluctuations in the particle's position that could be interpreted in terms of an effective temperature. A careful analysis with ensemble averages shows only equilibrium-like properties for the fluctuations, even though the system is clearly aging. We also provide a detailed discussion on possible artifacts that could have been interpreted as an effective temperature, such as the presence of a drift or a mixing in time and ensemble averages in data analysis. These considerations are of general interest when dealing with non-ergodic or non-stationary systems.

  4. Experiments to Find or Exclude a Long-Lived, Light Gluino

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    Glennys R. Farrar

    1994-10-28

    Gluinos in the mass range ~1 1/2 - 3 1/2 GeV are absolutely excluded. Lighter gluinos are allowed, except for certain ranges of lifetime. Only small parts of the mass-lifetime parameter space are excluded for larger masses unless the lifetime is shorter than ~ 2 10^{-11} (m_{gluino}/ GeV) sec. Refined mass and lifetime estimates for R-hadrons are given, present direct and indirect experimental constraints are reviewed, and experiments to find or definitively exclude these possibilities are suggested.

  5. Early Decline in Glucose Transport and Metabolism Precedes Shift to Ketogenic System in Female Aging and

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    Brinton, Roberta Diaz

    Early Decline in Glucose Transport and Metabolism Precedes Shift to Ketogenic System in Female and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, 2 Department of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

  6. 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

  7. UMBC's Non-exempt Excluded Staff Senate (NESS) 2013-2014 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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    Suri, Manil

    UMBC's Non-exempt Excluded Staff Senate (NESS) 2013-2014 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION UMBC students are eligible to apply for a UMBC Bookstore scholarship in the amount of $500 from NESS. To qualify, applicants

  8. THE AGE AND STELLAR PARAMETERS OF THE PROCYON BINARY SYSTEM (Journal

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  9. MINI FACT BOOK FACULTY (Excluding UMMC), 2012-2013FIVE YEAR NEW TRANSFER TRENDS

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    Tchumper, Gregory S.

    2012-2013 MINI FACT BOOK FACULTY (Excluding UMMC), 2012-2013FIVE YEAR NEW TRANSFER TRENDS Total Engineering Journalism Liberal Arts Pharmacy Law Other Library* Full-Time 798 (91.2%) 336 (88.0%) 462 (93 na 25 582 87 na 48 na ENROLLMENT, FALL 2012-2013 FIVE YEAR ENROLLMENT TRENDS RETENTION AND GRADUATION

  10. Using Outage History to Exclude High-Risk Satellites from GBAS Corrections

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    Stanford University

    Using Outage History to Exclude High-Risk Satellites from GBAS Corrections Sam Pullen and Per Enge this assumption. A study of unscheduled GPS satellite outages from 1999 to present shows that, as expected, older experienced unscheduled outages are more likely to suffer additional unscheduled outages. Combining these two

  11. Using Outage History to Exclude High-Risk Satellites from GBAS Corrections

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    Stanford University

    Using Outage History to Exclude High-Risk Satellites from GBAS Corrections SAM PULLEN and PER ENGE constellation are not expected to violate this assumption. A study of unscheduled GPS satellite outages from. In addition, satellites that have recently experienced unscheduled outages are more likely to suffer

  12. Should genes with missing data be excluded from phylogenetic Wei Jiang a,b,c

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    Wiens, John J.

    their studies to maximize the number of genes included but minimize the overall amount of missing data. However genes). Detailed analyses suggest that adding incom- plete genes is especially helpful for resolving taxa and genes are deliberately excluded in order to avoid them. For example, the issue of missing data

  13. PATIENT REGISTRATION ONTO A CLINICAL TRIAL AND PROCEDURE FOR CHARGING PIC SERVICES (EXCLUDES CRC)

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    PATIENT REGISTRATION ONTO A CLINICAL TRIAL AND PROCEDURE FOR CHARGING PIC SERVICES (EXCLUDES CRC to OCTR Patient visit that produces Protocol Induced Costs PIC 1. Coordinator will complete voucher, including research label "" and case number, documenting PIC associated with the visit 2. Voucher containing

  14. Aging gauge

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    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.

  15. 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.

  16. Groundwater age, life expectancy and transit time distributions in advective-dispersive systems: 1. Generalized reservoir theory

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    Cornaton, F; 10.1016/j.advwatres.2005.10.009

    2011-01-01

    We present a methodology for determining reservoir groundwater age and transit time probability distributions in a deterministic manner, considering advective-dispersive transport in steady velocity fields. In a first step, we propose to model the statistical distribution of groundwater age at aquifer scale by means of the classical advection-dispersion equation for a conservative and nonreactive tracer, associated to proper boundary conditions. The evaluated function corresponds to the density of probability of the random variable age, age being defined as the time elapsed since the water particles entered the aquifer. An adjoint backward model is introduced to characterize the life expectancy distribution, life expectancy being the time remaining before leaving the aquifer. By convolution of these two distributions, groundwater transit time distributions, from inlet to outlet, are fully defined for the entire aquifer domain. In a second step, an accurate and efficient method is introduced to simulate the tr...

  17. Why Copyright Law Excludes Systems and Processes from the Scope of Its Protection

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    Samuelson, Pamela

    2007-01-01

    expression of them. Eaton Drone’s treatise on copyright law,only lie, according to Drone, “in the intellectual creationthe recently published Drone treatise that praised Drury. 63

  18. 1. Programmes without a standard entry point are excluded from the Key Principles (eg multi-format MBA and independent distance learning programmes). Partnership programmes (incl. West London College) and research degrees are likewise excluded.

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    Greenaway, Alan

    1. Programmes without a standard entry point are excluded from the Key Principles (eg multi) and research degrees are likewise excluded. ADDITIONAL ENTRY POINTS IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR: KEY PRINCIPLES and templates. Additional Entry Points in the Academic Year: Key Principles for Campus-based Programmes Heriot

  19. Clean Water Act (excluding Section 404). Environmental guidance program reference book: Revision 6

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    Not Available

    1993-01-15

    This Reference Book contains a current copy of the Clean Water Act (excluding Section 404) and those regulations that implement the statutes and appear to be most relevant to US Department of Energy (DOE) activities. The document is provided to DOE and contractor staff for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as legal guidance. Updates that include important new requirements will be provided periodically. Questions concerning this Reference Book may be directed to Mark Petts, EH-231 (202/586-2609).

  20. Coil--globule transition of a polymer involved in excluded-volume interactions with macromolecules

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    Kenta Odagiri; Kazuhiko Seki

    2015-09-21

    Polymers adopt extended coil and compact globule states according to the balance between entropy and interaction energies. The transition of a polymer between an extended coil state and compact globule state can be induced by changing thermodynamic force such as temperature to alter the energy/entropy balance. Previously, this transition was theoretically studied by taking into account the excluded-volume interaction between monomers of a polymer chain using the partition function. For binary mixtures of a long polymer and short polymers, the coil-globule transition can be induced by changing the concentration of the shorter polymers. Here we investigate the transition caused by short polymers by generalizing the partition function of the long polymer to include the excluded-volume effect of short polymers. The coil-globule transition is studied as a function of the concentration of mixed polymers by systematically varying Flory's chi-parameters. We show that the transition is caused by the interplay between the excluded-volume interaction and the dispersion state of short polymers in the solvent. We also reveal that the same results can be obtained by combining the mixing entropy and elastic energy if the volume of a long polymer is properly defined.

  1. 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.

  2. Method for excluding salt and other soluble materials from produced water

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    Phelps, Tommy J. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Tsouris, Costas (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN; Palumbo, Anthony V. (Oak Ridge, TN) [Oak Ridge, TN; Riestenberg, David E. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; McCallum, Scott D. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN

    2009-08-04

    A method for reducing the salinity, as well as the hydrocarbon concentration of produced water to levels sufficient to meet surface water discharge standards. Pressure vessel and coflow injection technology developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is used to mix produced water and a gas hydrate forming fluid to form a solid or semi-solid gas hydrate mixture. Salts and solids are excluded from the water that becomes a part of the hydrate cage. A three-step process of dissociation of the hydrate results in purified water suitable for irrigation.

  3. Excluded volume causes integer and fractional plateaus in colloidal ratchet currents

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    Pietro Tierno; Thomas M. Fischer

    2015-07-06

    We study the collective transport of paramagnetic colloids driven above a magnetic bubble lattice by an external rotating magnetic ?eld. We measure a direct ratchet current which rises in integer and fractional steps with the ?eld amplitude. The stepwise increase is caused by excluded volume interactions between the particles, which form composite clusters above the bubbles with mobile and immobile occupation sites. Transient energy minima located at the interstitials between the bubbles cause the colloids to hop from one composite cluster to the next with synchronous and period doubled modes of transport. The colloidal current may be polarized to make selective use of type up or type down interstitials.

  4. Aging in reversible dynamics of disordered systems. I. Emergence of the arcsine law in Bouchaud's asymmetric trap model on the complete graph

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    Véronique Gayrard

    2010-08-23

    In this paper the celebrated arcsine aging scheme of G. Ben Arous and J. Cern\\'y is taken up. Using a brand new approach based on point processes and weak convergence techniques, this scheme is implemented in a wide class of Markov processes that can best be described as Glauber dynamics of discrete disordered systems. More specifically, conditions are given for the underlying clock process (a partial sum process that measures the total time elapsed along paths of a given length) to converge to a subordinator, and this subordinator is constructed explicitly. This approach is illustrated on Bouchaud's asymmetric trap model on the complete graph for which aging is for the first time proved, and the full, optimal picture, obtained.

  5. How to confirm and exclude different models of material properties in the Casimir effect

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    V. M. Mostepanenko

    2014-11-17

    We formulate a method allowing to confirm or exclude the alternative models of material properties at some definite confidence level in experiments on measuring the Casimir force. The method is based on the consideration of differences between the theoretical and mean measured quantities and the confidence intervals for these differences found at sufficiently high or low confidence probabilities. The developed method is applied to the data of four recent experiments on measuring the gradient of the Casimir force by means of a dynamic atomic force microscope. It is shown that in experiments with Au-Au and Ni-Ni test bodies, where the Drude model approach is excluded at a 95% confidence level, the plasma model approach agrees with the data at higher than 90% confidence. In experiments using an Au sphere interacting with either a Ni plate or a graphene-coated substrate the measurement data agree with the common prediction of the Drude and plasma model approaches and theory using the polarization tensor at 90% and 80% confidence levels, respectively.

  6. Managing aging effects on dry cask storage systems for extended long-term storage and transportation of used fuel - rev. 0

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    Chopra, O.K.; Diercks, D.; Fabian, R.; Ma, D.; Shah, V.; Tam, S.W.; Liu, Y.

    2012-07-06

    The cancellation of the Yucca Mountain repository program in the United States raises the prospect of extended long-term storage (i.e., >120 years) and deferred transportation of used fuel at operating and decommissioned nuclear power plant sites. Under U.S. federal regulations contained in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 72.42, the initial license term for an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) must not exceed 40 years from the date of issuance. Licenses may be renewed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at the expiration of the license term upon application by the licensee for a period not to exceed 40 years. Application for ISFSI license renewals must include the following: (1) Time-limited aging analyses (TLAAs) that demonstrate that structures, systems, and components (SSCs) important to safety will continue to perform their intended function for the requested period of extended operation; and (2) a description of the aging management program (AMP) for management of issues associated with aging that could adversely affect SSCs important to safety. In addition, the application must also include design bases information as documented in the most recent updated final safety analysis report as required by 10 CFR 72.70. Information contained in previous applications, statements, or reports filed with the Commission under the license may be incorporated by reference provided that those references are clear and specific. The NRC has recently issued the Standard Review Plan (SRP) for renewal of used-fuel dry cask storage system (DCSS) licenses and Certificates of Compliance (CoCs), NUREG-1927, under which NRC may renew a specific license or a CoC for a term not to exceed 40 years. Both the license and the CoC renewal applications must contain revised technical requirements and operating conditions (fuel storage, surveillance and maintenance, and other requirements) for the ISFSI and DCSS that address aging effects that could affect the safe storage of the used fuel. The information contained in the license and CoC renewal applications will require NRC review to verify that the aging effects on the SSCs in DCSSs/ ISFSIs are adequately managed for the period of extended operation. To date, all of the ISFSIs located across the United States with more than 1,500 dry casks loaded with used fuel have initial license terms of 20 years; three ISFSIs (Surry, H.B. Robinson and Oconee) have received their renewed licenses for 20 years, and two other ISFSIs (Calvert Cliffs and Prairie Island) have applied for license renewal for 40 years. This report examines issues related to managing aging effects on the SSCs in DCSSs/ISFSIs for extended long-term storage and transportation of used fuels, following an approach similar to that of the Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) report, NUREG-1801, for the aging management and license renewal of nuclear power plants. The report contains five chapters and an appendix on quality assurance for aging management programs for used-fuel dry storage systems. Chapter I of the report provides an overview of the ISFSI license renewal process based on 10 CFR 72 and the guidance provided in NUREG-1927. Chapter II contains definitions and terms for structures and components in DCSSs, materials, environments, aging effects, and aging mechanisms. Chapter III and Chapter IV contain generic TLAAs and AMPs, respectively, that have been developed for managing aging effects on the SSCs important to safety in the dry cask storage system designs described in Chapter V. The summary descriptions and tabulations of evaluations of AMPs and TLAAs for the SSCs that are important to safety in Chapter V include DCSS designs (i.e., NUHOMS{reg_sign}, HI-STORM 100, Transnuclear (TN) metal cask, NAC International S/T storage cask, ventilated storage cask (VSC-24), and the Westinghouse MC-10 metal dry storage cask) that have been and continue to be used by utilities across the country for dry storage of used fuel to date. The goal of this report is to help establish the technical

  7. International Atomic Energy Agency specialists meeting on experience in ageing, maintenance, and modernization of instrumentation and control systems for improving nuclear power plant availability

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    Not Available

    1993-10-01

    This report presents the proceedings of the Specialist`s Meeting on Experience in Aging, Maintenance and Modernization of Instrumentation and Control Systems for Improving Nuclear Power Plant Availability that was held at the Ramada Inn in Rockville, Maryland on May 5--7, 1993. The Meeting was presented in cooperation with the Electric Power Research Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the International Atomic Energy Agency. There were approximately 65 participants from 13 countries at the Meeting. Individual reports have been cataloged separately.

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Galaxy phase-space density data exclude Bose-Einstein condensate Axion Dark Matter

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    H. J. de Vega; N. G. Sanchez

    2014-11-18

    Light scalars (as the axion) with mass m ~ 10^{-22} eV forming a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) exhibit a Jeans length in the kpc scale and were therefore proposed as dark matter (DM) candidates. Our treatment here is generic, independent of the particle physics model and applies to all DM BEC, in or out of equilibrium. Two observed quantities crucially constrain DM in an inescapable way: the average DM density rho_{DM} and the phase-space density Q. The observed values of rho_{DM} and Q in galaxies today constrain both the possibility to form a BEC and the DM mass m. These two constraints robustly exclude axion DM that decouples just after the QCD phase transition. Moreover, the value m ~ 10^{-22} eV can only be obtained with a number of ultrarelativistic degrees of freedom at decoupling in the trillions which is impossible for decoupling in the radiation dominated era. In addition, we find for the axion vacuum misalignment scenario that axions are produced strongly out of thermal equilibrium and that the axion mass in such scenario turns to be 17 orders of magnitude too large to reproduce the observed galactic structures. Moreover, we also consider inhomogenous gravitationally bounded BEC's supported by the bosonic quantum pressure independently of any particular particle physics scenario. For a typical size R ~ kpc and compact object masses M ~ 10^7 Msun they remarkably lead to the same particle mass m ~ 10^{-22} eV as the BEC free-streaming length. However, the phase-space density for the gravitationally bounded BEC's turns to be more than sixty orders of magnitude smaller than the galaxy observed values. We conclude that the BEC's and the axion cannot be the DM particle. However, an axion in the mili-eV scale may be a relevant source of dark energy through the zero point cosmological quantum fluctuations.

  12. 172 Experimentation and Scientific Realism 12. But excludingLeibniz, who "knew" there had to be some real, natural dif-

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    Fitelson, Branden

    features of the world that could not, at the time, be observed, debates have erupted over the scientific172 Experimentation and Scientific Realism 12. But excludingLeibniz, who "knew" there had book, The Scientific Image. #12;174 . Explanation and Realism Wherever theorists have postulated

  13. Submerged Medium Voltage Cable Systems at Nuclear Power Plants. A Review of Research Efforts Relevant to Aging Mechanisms and Condition Monitoring

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    Brown, Jason; Bernstein, Robert; White, II, Gregory Von; Glover, Steven F.; Neely, Jason C.; Pena, Gary; Williamson, Kenneth Martin; Zutavern, Fred J.; Gelbard, Fred

    2015-03-01

    In a submerged environment, power cables may experience accelerated insulation degradation due to water - related aging mechanisms . Direct contact with water or moisture intrusion in the cable insulation s ystem has been identified in the literature as a significant aging stressor that can affect performance and lifetime of electric cables . Progressive reduction of the dielectric strength is commonly a result of water treeing which involves the development of permanent hydrophilic structures in the insulation coinciding with the absorption of water into the cable . Water treeing is a phenomenon in which dendritic microvoids are formed in electric cable insulation due to electrochemic al reactions , electromechanical forces , and diffusion of contaminants over time . These reactions are caused by the combined effect s of water presence and high electrical stress es in the material . Water tree growth follow s a tree - like branching pattern , i ncreasing in volume and length over time . Although these cables can be "dried out," water tree degradation , specifically the growth of hydrophilic regions, is believed to be permanent and typically worsens over time. Based on established research , water treeing or water induced damage can occur in a variety of electric cables including XLPE, TR - XLPE and other insulating materials, such as EPR and butyl rubber . Once water trees or water induced damage form, the dielectric strength of an insulation materia l will decrease gradually with time as the water trees grow in length, which could eventually result in failure of the insulating material . Under wet conditions or i n submerged environments , several environmental and operational parameters can influence w ater tree initiation and affect water tree growth . These parameters include voltage cycling, field frequency, temperature, ion concentration and chemistry, type of insula tion material , and the characteristics of its defects. In this effort, a review of academic and industrial literature was performed to identify : 1) findings regarding the degradation mechanisms of submerged cabling and 2) condition monitoring methods that may prove useful in predict ing the remaining lifetime of submerged medium voltage p ower cables . The re search was conducted by a multi - disciplinary team , and s ources includ ed official NRC reports, n ational l aboratory reports , IEEE standards, conference and journal proceedings , magazine articles , PhD dissertations , and discussions with experts . The purpose of this work was to establish the current state - of - the - art in material degradation modeling and cable condition monitoring techniques and to identify research gaps . Subsequently, future areas of focus are recommended to address these research gaps and thus strengthen the efficacy of the NRC's developing cable condition monitoring program . Results of this literature review and details of the test ing recommendations are presented in this report . FOREWORD To ensure the safe, re liable, and cost - effective long - term operation of nuclear power plants, many systems, structures, and components must be continuously evaluated. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has identified that cables in submerged environments are of concern, particularly as plants are seeking license renewal. To date, there is a lack of consensus on aging and degradation mechanisms even though the area of submerged cables has been extensively studied. Consequently, the ability to make lifetime predictions for submerged cable does not yet exist. The NRC has engaged Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to lead a coordinated effort to help elucidate the aging and degradation of cables in submerged environments by collaborating with cable manufacturers, utilities, universities, and other government agencies. A team of SNL experts was assembled from the laboratories including electrical condition monitoring, mat erial science, polymer degradation, plasma physics, nuclear systems, and statistics. An objective of this research program is to perform a l iterature

  14. "ENDING STOCKS OF CRUDE OIL (excluding SPR)"

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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| Open Energy Information Serbia-EnhancingEtGeorgia:Illinois:WizardYatescloudDataAge Refining Air BPElectricity 1ENDING

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

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

  16. I. Excluded Volume Effects in Ising Cluster Distributions and Nuclear Multifragmentation II. Multiple-Chance Effects in Alpha-Particle Evaporation

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    Breus, Dimitry E.

    2005-05-16

    In Part 1, geometric clusters of the Ising model are studied as possible model clusters for nuclear multifragmentation. These clusters may not be considered as non-interacting (ideal gas) due to excluded volume effect which predominantly is the artifact of the cluster's finite size. Interaction significantly complicates the use of clusters in the analysis of thermodynamic systems. Stillinger's theory is used as a basis for the analysis, which within the RFL (Reiss, Frisch, Lebowitz) fluid-of-spheres approximation produces a prediction for cluster concentrations well obeyed by geometric clusters of the Ising model. If thermodynamic condition of phase coexistence is met, these concentrations can be incorporated into a differential equation procedure of moderate complexity to elucidate the liquid-vapor phase diagram of the system with cluster interaction included. The drawback of increased complexity is outweighted by the reward of greater accuracy of the phase diagram, as it is demonstrated by the Ising model. A novel nuclear-cluster analysis procedure is developed by modifying Fisher's model to contain cluster interaction and employing the differential equation procedure to obtain thermodynamic variables. With this procedure applied to geometric clusters, the guidelines are developed to look for excluded volume effect in nuclear multifragmentation. In part 2, an explanation is offered for the recently observed oscillations in the energy spectra of {alpha}-particles emitted from hot compound nuclei. Contrary to what was previously expected, the oscillations are assumed to be caused by the multiple-chance nature of {alpha}-evaporation. In a semi-empirical fashion this assumption is successfully confirmed by a technique of two-spectra decomposition which treats experimental {alpha}-spectra has having contributions from at least two independent emitters. Building upon the success of the multiple-chance explanation of the oscillations, Moretto's single-chance evaporation theory is augmented to include multiple-chance emission and tested on experimental data to yield positive results.

  17. ALPHA SPECTROMETRIC EVALUATION OF SRM-995 AS A POTENTIAL URANIUM/THORIUM DOUBLE TRACER SYSTEM FOR AGE-DATING URANIUM MATERIALS

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    Beals, D.

    2011-12-06

    Uranium-233 (t{sub 1/2} {approx} 1.59E5 years) is an artificial, fissile isotope of uranium that has significant importance in nuclear forensics. The isotope provides a unique signature in determining the origin and provenance of uranium-bearing materials and is valuable as a mass spectrometric tracer. Alpha spectrometry was employed in the critical evaluation of a {sup 233}U standard reference material (SRM-995) as a dual tracer system based on the in-growth of {sup 229}Th (t{sub 1/2} {approx} 7.34E3 years) for {approx}35 years following radiochemical purification. Preliminary investigations focused on the isotopic analysis of standards and unmodified fractions of SRM-995; all samples were separated and purified using a multi-column anion-exchange scheme. The {sup 229}Th/{sup 233}U atom ratio for SRM-995 was found to be 1.598E-4 ({+-} 4.50%) using recovery-corrected radiochemical methods. Using the Bateman equations and relevant half-lives, this ratio reflects a material that was purified {approx} 36.8 years prior to this analysis. The calculated age is discussed in contrast with both the date of certification and the recorded date of last purification.

  18. 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

  19. Determination of optimal LWR containment design, excluding accidents more severe than Class 8

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    Cave, L.; Min, T.K.

    1980-04-01

    Information is presented concerning the restrictive effect of existing NRC requirements; definition of possible targets for containment; possible containment systems for LWR; optimization of containment design for class 3 through class 8 accidents (PWR); estimated costs of some possible containment arrangements for PWR relative to the standard dry containment system; estimated costs of BWR containment.

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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...

  5. A faunal survey and zoogeographic analysis of the Circulionoidea (Coleoptera) (excluding Anthribidae, Platypodinae, and Scolytinae) of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas 

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    Carlow, Tami Anne

    1997-01-01

    An annotated list of the Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) (excluding Anthribidae, Platypodinae, and Scolytinae) is presented for the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) of Texas. The list includes species that occur in Cameron, ...

  6. Water Resources Data Ohio: Water year 1994. Volume 1, Ohio River Basin excluding Project Data

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    1994-12-31

    The Water Resources Division of the US Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with State agencies, obtains a large amount of data each water year (a water year is the 12-month period from October 1 through September 30 and is identified by the calendar year in which it ends) pertaining to the water resources of Ohio. These data, accumulated during many years, constitute a valuable data base for developing an improved understanding of the water resources of the State. To make these data readily available to interested parties outside the USGS, they are published annually in this report series entitled ``Water Resources Data--Ohio.`` This report (in two volumes) includes records on surface water and ground water in the State. Specifically, it contains: (1) Discharge records for streamflow-gaging stations, miscellaneous sites, and crest-stage stations; (2) stage and content records for streams, lakes, and reservoirs; (3) water-quality data for streamflow-gaging stations, wells, synoptic sites, and partial-record sit -aid (4) water-level data for observation wells. Locations of lake-and streamflow-gaging stations, water-quality stations, and observation wells for which data are presented in this volume are shown in figures 8a through 8b. The data in this report represent that part of the National Water Data System collected by the USGS and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Ohio. This series of annual reports for Ohio began with the 1961 water year with a report that contained only data relating to the quantities of surface water. For the 1964 water year, a similar report was introduced that contained only data relating to water quality. Beginning with the 1975 water year, the report was changed to present (in two or three volumes) data on quantities of surface water, quality of surface and ground water, and ground-water levels.

  7. MID-INFRARED HIGH-CONTRAST IMAGING OF HD 114174 B: AN APPARENT AGE DISCREPANCY IN A ''SIRIUS-LIKE'' BINARY SYSTEM

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    Matthews, Christopher T.; Crepp, Justin R.; Skemer, Andrew; Hinz, Philip M.; Bailey, Vanessa P.; Defrere, Denis; Leisenring, Jarron; Gianninas, Alexandros; Kilic, Mukremin; Skrutskie, Michael; Esposito, Simone; Puglisi, Alfio

    2014-03-10

    We present new observations of the faint ''Sirius-like'' companion discovered to orbit HD 114174. Previous attempts to image HD 114174 B at mid-infrared wavelengths using NIRC2 at Keck have resulted in a non-detection. Our new L'-band observations taken with the Large Binocular Telescope and L/M-band InfraRed Camera recover the companion (?L = 10.15 ± 0.15 mag, ? = 0.''675 ± 0.''016) with a high signal-to-noise ratio (10?). This measurement represents the deepest L' high-contrast imaging detection at subarcsecond separations to date, including extrasolar planets. We confirm that HD 114174 B has near-infrared colors consistent with the interpretation of a cool white dwarf (WD; J – L' = 0.76 ± 0.19 mag, K – L' = 0.64 ± 0.20). New model fits to the object's spectral energy distribution indicate a temperature T {sub eff} = 4260 ± 360 K, surface gravity log g = 7.94 ± 0.03, a cooling age t{sub c} ? 7.8 Gyr, and mass M = 0.54 ± 0.01 M {sub ?}. We find that the cooling ages given by theoretical atmospheric models do not agree with the age of HD 114174 A derived from both isochronological and gyrochronological analyses. We speculate on possible scenarios to explain the apparent age discrepancy between the primary and secondary. HD 114174 B is a nearby benchmark WD that will ultimately enable a dynamical mass estimate through continued Doppler and astrometric monitoring. Efforts to characterize its physical properties in detail will test theoretical atmospheric models and improve our understanding of WD evolution, cooling, and progenitor masses.

  8. Aging in reversible dynamics of disordered systems. II. Emergence of the arcsine law in the random hopping time dynamics of the REM

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    Véronique Gayrard

    2010-08-23

    Applying the new tools developed in [G1], we investigate the arcsine aging regime of the random hopping time dynamics of the REM. Our results are optimal in several ways. They cover the full time-scale and temperature domain where this phenomenon occurs. On this domain the limiting clock process and associated time correlation function are explicitly constructed. Finally, all convergence statements w.r.t. the law of the random environment are obtained in the strongest sense possible, except perhaps on the very last scales before equilibrium.

  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. Excluding the light dark matter window of a 331 model using LHC and direct dark matter detection data

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    Cogollo, D.; Gonzalez-Morales, Alma X.; Queiroz, Farinaldo S.; Teles, P. Rebello E-mail: alxogonz@ucsc.edu E-mail: patricia.rebello.teles@cern.ch

    2014-11-01

    We sift the impact of the recent Higgs precise measurements, and recent dark matter direct detection results, on the dark sector of an electroweak extension of the Standard Model that has a complex scalar as dark matter. We find that in this model the Higgs decays with a large branching ratio into dark matter particles, and charged scalars when these are kinematically available, for any coupling strength differently from the so called Higgs portal. Moreover, we compute the abundance and spin-independent WIMP-nucleon scattering cross section, which are driven by the Higgs and Z{sup '} boson processes. We decisively exclude the 1–500 GeV dark matter window and find the most stringent lower bound in the literature on the scale of symmetry breaking of the model namely 10 TeV, after applying the LUX-2013 limit. Interestingly, the projected XENON1T constraint will be able to rule out the entire 1 GeV–1000 GeV dark matter mass range. Lastly, for completeness, we compute the charged scalar production cross section at the LHC and comment on the possibility of detection at current and future LHC runnings.

  14. The end-to-end distribution function for a flexible chain with weak excluded-volume interactions

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    A. D. Drozdov

    2004-06-25

    An explicit expression is derived for the distribution function of end-to-end vectors and for the mean square end-to-end distance of a flexible chain with excluded-volume interactions. The Hamiltonian for a flexible chain with weak intra-chain interactions is determined by two small parameters: the ratio $\\epsilon$ of the energy of interaction between segments (within a sphere whose radius coincides with the cut-off length for the potential) to the thermal energy, and the ratio $\\delta$ of the cut-off length to the radius of gyration for a Gaussian chain. Unlike conventional approaches grounded on the mean-field evaluation of the end-to-end distance, the Green function is found explicitly (in the first approximation with respect to $\\epsilon$). It is demonstrated that (i) the distribution function depends on $\\epsilon$ in a regular way, while its dependence on $\\delta$ is singular, and (ii) the leading term in the expression for the mean square end-to-end distance linearly grows with $\\epsilon$ and remains independent of $\\delta$.

  15. 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...

  16. Revised application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) to evaluate the effectiveness of a halibut excluder for the GOA trawl cod fishery

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    in this summary) provides total estimated catches for the EFP as well as per vessel estimates of catches field test of a halibut excluder designed to reduce halibut bycatch rates for smaller "inshore" catcher vessels that target Pacific cod in the Gulf of Alaska. The performance goal for this project is to reduce

  17. doi:10.1016/S0016-7037(03)00140-6 The Geysers -Cobb Mountain Magma System, California (Part 1): U-Pb zircon ages of

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    Harrison, Mark

    doi:10.1016/S0016-7037(03)00140-6 The Geysers - Cobb Mountain Magma System, California (Part 1): U and regional geological relationships (1 analytical error): 2.47 0.04 Ma (rhyolite of Pine Mountain), 1.38 0.01 Ma (rhyolite of Alder Creek), 1.33 0.04 Ma (rhyodacite of Cobb Mountain), 1.27 0.03 Ma (dacite

  18. 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

  19. Aging and coarsening in isolated quantum systems after a quench: exact results for the quantum $O(N)$ model with $N \\to \\infty$

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    Anna Maraga; Alessio Chiocchetta; Aditi Mitra; Andrea Gambassi

    2015-10-29

    The non-equilibrium dynamics of an isolated quantum system after a sudden quench to a dynamical critical point is expected to be characterized by scaling and universal exponents due to the absence of time scales. We explore these features for a quench of the parameters of a Hamiltonian with $O(N)$ symmetry, starting from a ground state in the disordered phase. In the limit of infinite $N$, the exponents and scaling forms of the relevant two-time correlation functions can be calculated exactly. Our analytical predictions are confirmed by the numerical solution of the corresponding equations. Moreover, we find that the same scaling functions, yet with different exponents, also describe the coarsening dynamics for quenches below the dynamical critical point.

  20. 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.

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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

  3. School of Medicine Number of students who has finished (with a degree) and early leavers (excluding transferred students) by AY (As of May 1, 2011)

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    School of Medicine Number of students who has finished (with a degree) and early leavers (excluding than 1 year Medicine 95 95 95 84 10 0 94 88% 11% 99% 1 0 0 1% 0 0 Total 95 95 95 84 10 0 94 88% 11% 99% 1 0 0 1% 0 0 Medicine 95 97 97 84 7 5 96 87% 7% 99% 1 0 0 1% 0 0 Total 95 97 97 84 7 5 96 87% 7% 99

  4. School of Medicine Number of students who has finished (with a degree) and early leavers (excluding transferred students) by AY (As of May 1, 2012)

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    School of Medicine Number of students who has finished (with a degree) and early leavers (excluding than 1 year Medicine 95 97 97 84 7 5 96 87% 7% 5% 99% 1 0 0 1% 0 0 Total 95 97 97 84 7 5 96 87% 7% 5% 99% 1 0 0 1% 0 0 Medicine 95 94 94 77 13 1 91 82% 14% 1% 97% 0 0 0 0% 3 0 Total 95 94 94 77 13 1 91

  5. 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

  6. 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...

  7. CC® of Retrofitted, Renovated, and Rented Systems and Equipment in Utilities Plants 

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    Xu, C.; Chen, Q.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.; Deng, S.

    2005-01-01

    steam systems and make recommendations to improve system efficiency. [n nearly 400 industrial assessments, we have recommended 210 steam system improvements, excluding heat recovery, that would save $1.5 million/year with a O.4-year payback. 75... steam system effic iency. Steam System Opportunities ]n nearly 400 industrial assessments, we have recommended 210 steam system improvements, excluding heat recovery, that would save $1.5 million/year with a O.4-year payback. 75% of those...

  8. Maelstrom -Dynamic Aging System Submitted to

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    Wood, Stephen L.

    . Tank Design i. Power Calculations ii. Resistance Calculations iii. Dimensions 2. Test Panel Mount. Prototype 1. Water Pump Jet Analysis/Calculations 2. Disc Flow analysis C. Final Design ­ "Maelstrom" 1 Design i. Internal pressure calculations ii. Drop-in panel considerations 3. Water Rotation Method i

  9. Transportation, Aging and Disposal Canister System Performance

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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 Delicious RankADVANCEDInstallers/ContractorsPhotovoltaicsState ofSavingsTransmissionin PEMFC27,

  10. FY 2014--Self-Sustaining Services (Charged services based on use, excluded from Basic Bundle of Services)

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    Matrajt, Graciela

    . The set of tools includes a call management system and call recording for quality and training purposes Management and support of video conference facilities, including event consulting, testing, and operations Management and support of custom email solutions, including infrastructure, server, and client support. UW

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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-

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. Educational programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissi

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    Educational programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating Name & Phone Number

  19. Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Comm

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    Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating. What

  20. Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Comm

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    Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating Health

  1. An inverse problem for a dynamical Lame system with residual stress

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    Isakov, Victor

    assumptions exclude zero initial data (most natural in many applications), recent progress in generating wave, University of Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo 153- 8914, Japan. Email:myama@ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp 1 #12;compression waves in unperturbed system satisfy some pseudoconvexity type condi- tions (which exclude trapped

  2. 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.

  3. Modular Experimental RifflePool Stream System WILLIAM J. MATTHEWS*

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    Gido, Keith B.

    other research facilities in the Midwest. Here, we document the system in detail, including (e.g., natural habitats, spawning opportunities) versus those that may be excluded (e.g., drought

  4. 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].

  5. 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

  6. 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...

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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.

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. Accelerated Aging of Roofing Surfaces

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    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...

  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. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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)

  20. 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

  1. 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:

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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. ,

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

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    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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. 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  

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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) [

  19. 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) [

  20. 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) [

  1. 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...

  2. 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

  3. Dairy Manure Handling Systems and Equipment. 

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    Sweeten, John M.

    1983-01-01

    Equipment Type System Tank Wagon, Surface spread' Tank Wagon , Surface spread' Tank Wagon, Soil injection' Irrigation , Stationary gun Irrigation , Traveling gun Irrigation, Traveling gun Nominal capacity 1,500 gal. 3,000 gal. 3,000 gal... wagon and 2000 It. haul distance labor. The total cost of pump, irrigation pipe, and traveling gun sprinkler is similar to the cost of a tank wagon system excluding the power unit (tractor) . Direct slurry irrigation systems can serve the dual...

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Microfluidic Acoustic System to Generate Aged Yeast for Cell Aging Studies 

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    Krenek, Keith

    2015-05-07

    of each row show the inlet (far right) and the outlet with DEP OFF (middle) and ON (far left). Yeast entered the image fields-of-view from the right (red arrows) and flowed into the main microchannel from the right side (top of image). The bottom row... to the flow direction toward the opposite channel wall. The three images of each row show the inlet (far right) and the outlet with DEP OFF (middle) and ON (far left). Yeast entered the image fields-of-view from the right (red arrows) and flowed into the main...

  10. 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

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

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

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

  12. 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-

  13. 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),

  14. 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

  15. Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor plant system

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    Hunsbedt, Anstein (Los Gatos, CA); Boardman, Charles E. (Saratoga, CA)

    1993-01-01

    A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor having a passive cooling system for removing residual heat resulting for fuel decay during reactor shutdown, or heat produced during a mishap. The reactor system is enhanced with sealing means for excluding external air from contact with the liquid metal coolant leaking from the reactor vessel during an accident. The invention also includes a silo structure which resists attack by leaking liquid metal coolant, and an added unique cooling means.

  16. 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...

  17. 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-

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. 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,

  1. Features, Events, and Processes: system Level

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    D. McGregor

    2004-10-15

    The purpose of this analysis report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of the system-level features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to modeling used to support the total system performance assessment for the license application (TSPA-LA). A screening decision, either Included or Excluded, is given for each FEP along with the technical basis for screening decisions. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at 10 CFR 63.113 (d, e, and f) (DIRS 156605). The system-level FEPs addressed in this report typically are overarching in nature, rather than being focused on a particular process or subsystem. As a result, they are best dealt with at the system level rather than addressed within supporting process-level or subsystem-level analyses and models reports. The system-level FEPs also tend to be directly addressed by regulations, guidance documents, or assumptions listed in the regulations; or are addressed in background information used in development of the regulations. For included FEPs, this analysis summarizes the implementation of the FEP in the TSPA-LA (i.e., how the FEP is included). For excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from the TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded). The initial version of this report (Revision 00) was developed to support the total system performance assessment for site recommendation (TSPA-SR). This revision addresses the license application (LA) FEP List (DIRS 170760).

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. An Accelerated Aging Method for Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment Systems

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Poster presented at the 16th Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Detroit, MI, September 27-30, 2010.

  6. Simulations of real complex systems: computational science comes of age

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    in Chemistry 2013 Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel "for the development of multiscale of sustainable energy Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (shared with A with large band gaps TiO2 gap = 3.2 eV (200 nm solar spectrum Light absorption by hybrid cells

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. USF System USF USFSP USFSM Number: 5-014

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    Meyers, Steven D.

    POLICY USF System USF USFSP USFSM Number: 5-014 Subject: Asset/Property Management Responsible, excluding real property. II. STATEMENT OF POLICY A. Asset Management Services is delegated the authority, fabrication or gift, which is practicable to identify by marking will be visibly marked by Asset Management

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Experimental lithium system. Final report

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    Kolowith, R.; Berg, J.D.; Miller, W.C.

    1985-04-01

    A full-scale mockup of the Fusion Materials Irradiation Test (FMIT) Facility lithium system was built at the Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory (HEDL). This isothermal mockup, called the Experimental Lithium System (ELS), was prototypic of FMIT, excluding the accelerator and dump heat exchanger. This 3.8 m/sup 3/ lithium test loop achieved over 16,000 hours of safe and reliable operation. An extensive test program demonstrated satisfactory performance of the system components, including the HEDL-supplied electromagnetic lithium pump, the lithium jet target, the purification and characterization hardware, as well as the auxiliary argon and vacuum systems. Experience with the test loop provided important information on system operation, performance, and reliability. This report presents a complete overview of the entire Experimental Lithium System test program and also includes a summary of such areas as instrumentation, coolant chemistry, vapor/aerosol transport, and corrosion.

  3. 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.

  4. UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (Excluding Health Center)

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    30 11 81 53 Business: Accounting 14 6 2 1 16 7 Finance 16 10 1 1 17 11 Management 10 4 5 4 15 8 Marketing 12 5 3 2 15 7 Operations & Information Management 11 10 3 0 14 10 MBA Program - Hartford 1 0 0 0 1 207 123 539 368 Nursing: 5 2 31 7 36 9 Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical Science 11 9 7 5 18 14 Pharmacy

  5. TIME OF MIGRATION AND AGE GROUP STRUCTURE OF SOCKEYE SALMON (ONCORHYNCHUS NERKA) SPAWNING POPULATIONS IN THE

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    by age in the run and on the spawning grounds was also studied. Daily tagging on the Naknek River POPULATIONS IN THE NAKNEK RIVER SYSTEM, ALASKA 1 By RICHARD R. STRATY, Fishery Biologist (Research) BUREAU nerka) migration to the Naknek River system, Alaska, was studied to determine to what extent major

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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,

  12. 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),

  13. 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).

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

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

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

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

  18. 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...

  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. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  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. Lunar impact basins: Stratigraphy, sequence and ages from superposed impact crater populations measured from Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) data

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    Fassett, Caleb I.

    Impact basin formation is a fundamental process in the evolution of the Moon and records the history of impactors in the early solar system. In order to assess the stratigraphy, sequence, and ages of impact basins and the ...

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. Understanding and managing the effects of battery charger and inverter aging

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    Gunther, W. ); Aggarwal, S. )

    1992-01-01

    An aging assessment of battery chargers and inverters was conducted under the auspices of the NRC's Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) Program. The intentions of this program are to resolve issues related to the aging and service wear of equipment and systems at operating reactor facilities and to assess their impact on safety. Inverters and battery chargers are used in nuclear power plants to perform significant functions related to plant safety and availability. The specific impact of a battery charger or inverter failure varies with plant configuration. Operating experience data have demonstrated that reactor trips, safety injection system actuations, and inoperable emergency core cooling systems have resulted from inverter failures; and dc bus degradation leading to diesel generator inoperability or loss of control room annunication and indication have resulted from battery and battery charger failures. For the battery charger and inverter, the aging and service wear of subcomponents have contributed significantly to equipment failures. This paper summarizes the data and then describes methods that can be used to detect battery charger and inverter degradation prior to failure, as well as methods to minimize the failure effects. In both cases, the managing of battery charger and inverter aging is emphasized. 5 refs.

  15. Understanding and managing the effects of battery charger and inverter aging

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    Gunther, W.; Aggarwal, S.

    1992-06-01

    An aging assessment of battery chargers and inverters was conducted under the auspices of the NRC`s Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) Program. The intentions of this program are to resolve issues related to the aging and service wear of equipment and systems at operating reactor facilities and to assess their impact on safety. Inverters and battery chargers are used in nuclear power plants to perform significant functions related to plant safety and availability. The specific impact of a battery charger or inverter failure varies with plant configuration. Operating experience data have demonstrated that reactor trips, safety injection system actuations, and inoperable emergency core cooling systems have resulted from inverter failures; and dc bus degradation leading to diesel generator inoperability or loss of control room annunication and indication have resulted from battery and battery charger failures. For the battery charger and inverter, the aging and service wear of subcomponents have contributed significantly to equipment failures. This paper summarizes the data and then describes methods that can be used to detect battery charger and inverter degradation prior to failure, as well as methods to minimize the failure effects. In both cases, the managing of battery charger and inverter aging is emphasized. 5 refs.

  16. 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

  17. 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...

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 5/25/07, 10/18/07, 11/1/07, 1/3/08, 7/22/08, 3/17/09, 11/30/11, 1/14/13, 2/25/13 Patient Registration onto a Clinical Trial and Procedure for Charging PIC Services, (Excludes CRC)

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Registration onto a Clinical Trial and Procedure for Charging PIC Services, (Excludes CRC) Including Use of Research Labels (Outpatient) PATIENT REGISTRATION ONTO A CLINICAL TRIAL AND PROCEDURE FOR CHARGING PIC Vouchers for Protocol Induced Costs (PIC) in a Clinical Trial o Research Labels are designated

  1. Collaborative systems thinking : an exploration of the mechanisms enabling team systems thinking

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    Lamb, Caroline Marie

    2009-01-01

    Aerospace systems are among the most complex anthropogenic systems and require large quantities of systems knowledge to design successfully. Within the aerospace industry, an aging workforce places those with the most ...

  2. 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.

  3. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Baccalaureate Degree Early Childhood Education (Ages 0-8 certification)

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    Saldin, Dilano

    University of Wisconsin ­ Milwaukee Baccalaureate Degree Early Childhood Education (Ages 0-8 certification) Wisconsin Technical College System A.A.S. Early Childhood Education Effective Date: For students Description and Rationale: Students completing the AAS degree in Early Childhood Education at one

  4. A theory of cognitive control, aging cognition, and neuromodulation Todd S. Braver*, Deanna M. Barch

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    A theory of cognitive control, aging cognition, and neuromodulation Todd S. Braver*, Deanna M, MO 63130 USA Received 18 August 2002; accepted 23 August 2002 Abstract A theory is described which of the dopamine (DA) system projection to prefrontal cortex (PFC). The theory postulates that this neural

  5. Calendar aging of a Graphite/LiFePO4 cell M. Kassem,a

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    Boyer, Edmond

    1 Calendar aging of a Graphite/LiFePO4 cell M. Kassem,a J. Bernard,b R. Revel,b S. Pélissier,c F Rochelle, France Abstract Graphite/LFP commercial cells are stored under 3 different conditions increase is 70% or less. 1. Introduction Lithium-ion batteries are now the dominant rechargeable systems

  6. Dynamic particle tracking reveals the ageing temperature of a colloidal glass

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    Loss, Daniel

    LETTERS Dynamic particle tracking reveals the ageing temperature of a colloidal glass PING WANG.1038/nphys366 T he glass transition1 is considered to be one of the most fundamental problems in statistical for the large variety of glass systems is lacking2,3 --partly because of difficulties encountered

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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:

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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).

  16. 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...

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. DYNAMICS OF AN AGE-STRUCTURED METAPOPULATION ...

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    2005-10-28

    an ordinary differential equation model that incorporates changes in the .... equation. The system (2) can be reformulated as a system of Volterra integral equations. ...... The research of Feng was supported in part by the James S. McDonnell ... G. Merriam, K. Henein and K. Stuart-Smith [1991], Landscape Dynamics Models,.

  6. 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 ...

  7. NRC Research Program on Plant Aging: Listing and summaries of reports issued through September 1993. Revision 4

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    Vora, J.P.

    1993-12-01

    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting the Nuclear Plant Aging Research (NPAR) Program. This is a comprehensive hardware-oriented engineering research program focused on understanding the aging mechanisms of components and systems in nuclear power plants. The NPAR program also focuses on methods for simulating and monitoring the aging-related degradation of these components and systems. In addition, it provides recommendations for effective maintenance to manage aging and for implementation of the research results in the regulatory process. This document contains a listing and index of reports generated in the NPAR Program that were issued through September 1993 and summaries of those reports. Each summary describes the elements of the research covered in the report and outlines the significant results. For the convenience of the user, the reports are indexed by personal author, corporate author, and subject.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Dynamical Systems, Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2006, 231233 Negative zooplankton do not exist--a response to

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    Edwards, Andrew

    Systems (data from ISI Web of Science as of 14 July 2005, and excludes self-citations by authors). EB96 the surface water and deep water causes the nutrients to equilibrate to the deep-water concentration N0 rate between the surface and deep layers, and È (termed 2 by Halanay [5]) is a combination

  12. 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.

    1991-12-31

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. Unitary scintillation detector and system

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    McElhaney, S.A.; Chiles, M.M.

    1994-05-31

    The invention is a unitary alpha, beta, and gamma scintillation detector and system for sensing the presence of alpha, beta, and gamma radiations selectively or simultaneously. The scintillators are mounted in a light-tight housing provided with an entrance window for admitting alpha, beta, and gamma radiation and excluding ambient light from the housing. Light pulses from each scintillator have different decay constants that are converted by a photosensitive device into corresponding differently shaped electrical pulses. A pulse discrimination system identifies the electrical pulses by their respective pulse shapes which are determined by decay time. The identified electrical pulses are counted in separate channel analyzers to indicate the respective levels of sensed alpha, beta, and gamma radiations. 10 figs.

  15. Unitary scintillation detector and system

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    McElhaney, Stephanie A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Chiles, Marion M. (Knoxville, TN)

    1994-01-01

    The invention is a unitary alpha, beta, and gamma scintillation detector and system for sensing the presence of alpha, beta, and gamma radiations selectively or simultaneously. The scintillators are mounted in a light-tight housing provided with an entrance window for admitting alpha, beta, and gamma radiation and excluding ambient light from the housing. Light pulses from each scintillator have different decay constants that are converted by a photosensitive device into corresponding differently shaped electrical pulses. A pulse discrimination system identifies the electrical pulses by their respective pulse shapes which are determined by decay time. The identified electrical pulses are counted in separate channel analyzers to indicate the respective levels of sensed alpha, beta, and gamma radiations.

  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. NO2 Aging and Iodine Loading of Silver-Functionalized Aerogels

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

    2014-07-31

    Off-gas treatment systems in used fuel reprocessing which use fixed-bed adsorbers are typically designed to operate for an extended period of time before replacement or regeneration of the adsorbent. During this time, the sorbent material will be exposed to the off-gas stream. Exposure could last for months, depending on the replacement cycle time. The gas stream will be at elevated temperature and will possibly contain a mixture of water vapor, NOx, nitric acid vapors, and a variety of other constituents in addition to the radionuclides of capture interest. A series of studies were undertaken to evaluate the effects of long-term exposure, or aging, on proposed iodine sorbent materials under increasingly harsh off-gas conditions. Previous studies have evaluated the effects of up to 6 months of aging under dry air and under humid air conditions on the iodine loading behavior of Ag0-functionalized aerogels. This study examines the effects of extended exposure (up to 6 months) to NO2 on the iodine loading capacity of Ag0- functionalized aerogels. Material aged for 1 and 2 months appeared to have a similar total loading capacity to fresh material. Over an aging period of 4 months, a loss of approximately 15% of the total iodine capacity was seen. The iodine capacity loss on silver-functionalized aerogels due to NO2 was smaller than the iodine capacity loss due to humid or dry air aging.

  18. Final report on development of Pulse Arrested Spark Discharge (PASD) for aging aircraft wiring application.

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    Lockner, Thomas Ramsbeck; Howard, R. Kevin; Peña, Gary Edward; Schneider, Larry X.; Higgins, Matthew B.; Glover, Steven Frank

    2006-09-01

    Pulsed Arrested Spark Discharge (PASD) is a Sandia National Laboratories Patented, non-destructive wiring system diagnostic that has been developed to detect defects in aging wiring systems in the commercial aircraft fleet. PASD was previously demonstrated on relatively controlled geometry wiring such as coaxial cables and shielded twisted-pair wiring through a contract with the U.S. navy and is discussed in a Sandia National Laboratories report, SAND2001-3225 ''Pulsed Arrested Spark Discharge (PASD) Diagnostic Technique for the Location of Defects in Aging Wiring Systems''. This report describes an expansion of earlier work by applying the PASD technique to unshielded twisted-pair and discrete wire configurations commonly found in commercial aircraft. This wiring is characterized by higher impedances as well as relatively non-uniform impedance profiles that have been found to be challenging for existing aircraft wiring diagnostics. Under a three year contract let by the Federal Aviation Administration, Interagency Agreement DTFA-03-00X90019, this technology was further developed for application on aging commercial aircraft wiring systems. This report describes results of the FAA program with discussion of previous work conducted under U.S. Department of Defense funding.

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. Solar-powered turbocompressor heat pump system

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    Landerman, A.M.; Biancardi, F.R.; Melikian, G.; Meader, M.D.; Kepler, C.E.; Anderson, T.J.; Sitler, J.W.

    1982-08-12

    The turbocompressor comprises a power turbine and a compressor turbine having respective rotors and on a common shaft, rotatably supported by bearings. A first working fluid is supplied by a power loop and is expanded in the turbine. A second working fluid is compressed in the turbine and is circulated in a heat pump loop. A lubricant is mixed with the second working fluid but is excluded from the first working fluid. The bearings are cooled and lubricated by a system which circulates the second working fluid and the intermixed lubricant through the bearings. Such system includes a pump, a thermostatic expansion valve for expanding the working fluid into the space between the bearings, and a return conduit system for withdrawing the expanded working fluid after it passes through the bearings and for returning the working fluid to the evaporator. A shaft seal excludes the lubricant from the power turbine. The power loop includes a float operable by liquid working fluid in the condenser for controlling a recirculation valve so as to maintain a minimum liquid level in the condenser, while causing a feed pump to pump most of the working fluid into the vapor generator. The heat pump compressor loop includes a float in the condenser for operating and expansion valve to maintain a minimum liquid working fluid level in the condenser while causing most of the working fluid to be expanded into the evaporator.

  3. 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...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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-

  6. Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

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

  7. 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.

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

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

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

  9. The (safety-related) heat exchangers aging management guideline for commercial nuclear power plants, and developments since 1994

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    Clauss, J.M.

    1998-08-01

    The US Department of Energy (DOE), in cooperation with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and US nuclear power plant utilities, is preparing a series of aging management guidelines (AMGs) for commodity types of components (e.g., heat exchangers, electrical cable and terminations, pumps). Commodities are included in this series based on their importance to continued nuclear plant operation and license renewal. The AMGs contain a detailed summary of operating history, stressors, aging mechanisms, and various types of maintenance and surveillance practices that can be combined to create an effective aging management program. Each AMG is intended for use by the systems engineers and plant maintenance staff (i.e., an AMG is intended to be a hands-on technical document rather than a licensing document). The heat exchangers AMG, published in June 1994, includes the following information of interest to nondestructive examination (NDE) personnel: aging mechanisms determined to be non-significant for all applications; aging mechanisms determined to be significant for some applications; effective conventional programs for managing aging; and effective unconventional programs for managing aging. Since the AMG on heat exchangers was published four years ago, a brief review has been conducted to identify emerging regulatory issues, if any. The results of this review and lessons learned from the collective set of AMGs are presented.

  10. Nuclear Deterrence in the Age of Nonproliferation

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    Richardson, J

    2009-01-21

    The fallacy of zero nuclear weapons, even as a virtual goal, is discussed. Because the complete abolition of nuclear weapons is not verifiable, nuclear weapons will always play a role in the calculus of assure, dissuade, deter and defeat (ADDD). However, the relative contribution of nuclear weapons to international security has diminished. To reconstitute the Cold War nuclear capability, with respect to both the nuclear weapons capability and their associated delivery systems, is fiscally daunting and not warranted due to competing budgetary pressures and their relative contribution to international security and nonproliferation. A proposed pathway to a sustainable nuclear weapons capability end-state is suggested which provides enough ADDD; a Dyad composed of fewer delivery and weapon systems, with trickle production at the National Laboratories and private sector to maintain capability and guard against technological surprise.

  11. Mechanical probing of liquid foam aging

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    Isabelle Cantat; Olivier Pitois

    2006-09-19

    We present experimental results on the Stokes experiment performed in a 3D dry liquid foam. The system is used as a rheometric tool : from the force exerted on a 1cm glass bead, plunged at controlled velocity in the foam in a quasi static regime, local foam properties are probed around the sphere. With this original and simple technique, we show the possibility of measuring the foam shear modulus, the gravity drainage rate and the evolution of the bubble size during coarsening.

  12. New Evidence On The Hydrothermal System In Long Valley Caldera...

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    Hydrothermal System In Long Valley Caldera, California, From Wells, Fluid Sampling, Electrical Geophysics, And Age Determinations Of Hot-Spring Deposits Jump to: navigation,...

  13. 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.

  14. Impact of structural aging on seismic risk assessment of reinforced concrete structures in nuclear power plants

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    Ellingwood, B.; Song, J. [Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States). Dept. of Civil Engineering

    1996-03-01

    The Structural Aging Program is addressing the potential for degradation of concrete structural components and systems in nuclear power plants over time due to aging and aggressive environmental stressors. Structures are passive under normal operating conditions but play a key role in mitigating design-basis events, particularly those arising from external challenges such as earthquakes, extreme winds, fires and floods. Structures are plant-specific and unique, often are difficult to inspect, and are virtually impossible to replace. The importance of structural failures in accident mitigation is amplified because such failures may lead to common-cause failures of other components. Structural condition assessment and service life prediction must focus on a few critical components and systems within the plant. Components and systems that are dominant contributors to risk and that require particular attention can be identified through the mathematical formalism of a probabilistic risk assessment, or PRA. To illustrate, the role of structural degradation due to aging on plant risk is examined through the framework of a Level 1 seismic PRA of a nuclear power plant. Plausible mechanisms of structural degradation are found to increase the core damage probability by approximately a factor of two.

  15. 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,

  16. 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,

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Aging and loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) testing of electrical connections

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    Nelson, C.F. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)] [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1998-01-01

    This report presents the results of an experimental program to determine the aging and loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA) behavior of electrical connections in order to obtain an initial scoping of their performance. Ten types of connections commonly used in nuclear power plants were tested. These included 3 types of conduit seals, 2 types of cable-to-device connectors, 3 types of cable-to-cable connectors, and 2 types of in-line splices. The connections were aged for 6 months under simultaneous thermal (99 C) and radiation (46 Gy/hr) conditions. A simulated LOCA consisting of sequential high dose-rate irradiation (3 kGy/hr) and high-temperature steam exposures followed the aging. Connection functionality was monitored using insulation resistance measurements during the aging and LOCA exposures. Because only 5 of the 10 connection types passed a post-LOCA, submerged dielectric withstand test, further detailed investigation of electrical connections and the effects of cable jacket integrity on the cable-connection system is warranted.

  14. Mechanical noise dependent Aging and Shear Banding behavior of a mesoscopic model of amorphous plasticity

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    Damien Vandembroucq; Stéphane Roux

    2011-12-05

    We discuss aging and localization in a simple "Eshelby" mesoscopic model of amorphous plasticity. Plastic deformation is assumed to occur through a series of local reorganizations. Using a discretization of the mechanical fields on a discrete lattice, local reorganizations are modeled as local slip events. Local yield stresses are randomly distributed in space and invariant in time. Each plastic slip event induces a long-ranged elastic stress redistribution. Mimicking the effect of aging, we focus on the behavior of the model when the initial state is characterized by a distribution of high local yield stress values. A dramatic effect on the localization behavior is obtained: the system first spontaneously self-traps to form a shear band which then only slowly widens. The higher the "age" parameter the more localized the plastic strain field. Two-time correlation computed on the stress field show a divergent correlation time with the age parameter. The amplitude of a local slip event (the prefactor of the Eshelby singularity) as compared to the yield stress distribution width acts here as an effective temperature-like parameter: the lower the slip increment, the higher the localization and the decorrelation time.

  15. Optimal bounds for solving tridiagonal systems with preconditioning

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    Zellini, P. )

    1988-10-01

    Let (1) Tx=f be a linear tridiagonal system system of n equations in the unknown x/sub 1/, ..., x/sub n/. It is proved that 3n-2 (nonscalar) multiplications/divisions are necessary to solve (1) in a straight-line program excluding divisions by elements of f. This bound is optimal if the cost of preconditioning of T is not counted. Analogous results are obtained in case (i) T is bidiagonal and (ii) T and f are both centrosymmetric. The existence of parallel algorithms to solve (1) with preconditioning and with minimal multiplicative redundancy is also discussed.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  1. Aging mechanism in tunable Pickering emulsion

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    S. Fouilloux; A. Thill; J. Daillant; F. Malloggi

    2015-04-16

    We study the stability of a model Pickering emulsion system. A special counter-flow microfluidics set-up was used to prepare monodisperse Pickering emulsions, with oil droplets in water. The wettability of the monodisperse silica nanoparticles (NPs) could be tuned by surface grafting and the surface coverage of the droplets was controlled using the microfluidics setup. A surface coverage as low as 23$\\%$ is enough to stabilize the emulsions and we evidence a new regime of Pickering emulsion stability where the surface coverage of emulsion droplets of constant size increases in time, in coexistence with a large amount of dispersed phase. Our results demonstrate that the previously observed limited coalescence regime where surface coverage tends to control the average size of the final droplets must be put in a broader perspective.

  2. Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department

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    Mukhtar, Saqib

    Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without of the author. 1st edition, January 2009 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Texas A&M System Family ....................................................................................................................... 7 SECTION 1: Resource Support for Worksite Wellness Programs

  3. Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Departmen

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    Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating 2015 4-H Clothing and Textiles Advisory Board OVERVIEW The Texas 4-H Clothing

  4. Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Departmen

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    Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating 2015 2015 Texas 4-H Trashion Show Interview Score Sheet Team Members: County

  5. 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.

  6. Composites Part A, 34, 979-986 (2003) Author prepared reprint Hygrothermal Aging of Polyimide Matrix Composite Laminates

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    Nairn, John A.

    2003-01-01

    Composites Part A, 34, 979-986 (2003) Author prepared reprint Hygrothermal Aging of Polyimide of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA ABSTRACT Two polyimide-matrix systems (Avimid R K3B/IM7 and PETI; accelerated test method; hygrothermal stability. Introduction Various types of polyimide-matrix composites

  7. A Simplified Electrochemical and Thermal Aging Model of LiFePO4-Graphite Li-ion Batteries

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    1 A Simplified Electrochemical and Thermal Aging Model of LiFePO4-Graphite Li-ion Batteries: Power of a commercial LiFePO4-graphite Li-ion battery. Compared to the isothermal reference, the mechanism of porosity;2 Due to their high power and energy densities, Li-ion technologies are the leading battery systems

  8. Superconductivity at Dawn of the Iron Age

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    Tesanovic, Zlatko [Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

    2010-09-01

    Superconductivity is a stunning quantum phenomenon and among the deepest paradigms in all of physics. From fundamental theories of the universe to strange goings-on in exotic materials to medical imaging and cell phones, its conceptual and practical dimensions span a reach as wide as anything in science. Twenty-odd years ago, the discovery of copper oxides ushered in a new era of high-temperature superconductivity, and the joyous exuberance that followed - with physicists throwing everything from fancy gauge theories to synchrotron radiation into its kitchen sink - only recently began to show any signs of waning. In the spring of 2008, as if on cue, a new family of iron pnictide high-temperature superconductors burst on the scene, hinting at an alternative route to room-temperature superconductivity and all of its momentous consequences. Fueled by genuine excitement - and a bit of hype - the iron-based superconductivity turned into a science blockbuster of 2009. I will present a pedagogical review of this new field, contrast the physics of iron- and copper-based systems, and speculate on the microscopic origins of the two types of high-temperature superconductivity.

  9. 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.

  10. Electrochemical aging of humectant-treated thermal-sprayed zinc anodes for cathodic protection

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    Covino, B.S. Jr.; Holcomb, G.R.; Bullard, S.J.; Russell, J.H.; Cramer, S.D.; Bennett, J.E.; Laylor, H.M.

    1999-07-01

    Humectants, substances that promote the retention of moisture, were studied to determine their effectiveness in improving the performance and extending the service life of both new and previously-aged thermal-sprayed Zn anodes used in impressed current (ICCP) and galvanic cathodic protection (GCP) systems for steel-reinforced concrete structures. Potassium acetate, lithium nitrate, and lithium bromide were applied to a series of thermal-sprayed Zn-coated concrete slabs before starting the ICCP or GCP experiment. All of the humectants altered the behavior of the thermal-sprayed Zn anodes. LiNO{sub 3} was the most beneficial for ICCP anodes and LiBr was the most beneficial for GCP anodes. Circuit resistances for ICCP anodes and galvanic current density for GCP anodes are compared on the basis of electrochemical aging, humidity, and type of humectant.

  11. Effect of decontamination on aging processes and considerations for life extension

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    Diercks, D.R.

    1987-10-01

    The basis for a recently initiated program on the chemical decontamination of nuclear reactor components and the possible impact of decontamination on extended-life service is described. The incentives for extending plant life beyond the present 40-year limit are discussed, and the possible aging degradation processes that may be accentuated in extended-life service are described. Chemical decontamination processes for nuclear plant primary systems are summarized with respect to their corrosive effects on structural alloys, particularly those in the aged condition. Available experience with chemical cleaning processes for the secondary side of PWR steam generators is also briefly considered. Overall, no severe materials corrosion problems have been found that would preclude the use of these chemical processes, but concerns have been raised in several areas, particularly with respect to corrosion-related problems that may develop during extended service.

  12. 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

  13. 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...

  14. 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 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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.

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Power System Probabilistic and Security Analysis on Commodity High Performance Computing Systems

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    Franchetti, Franz

    Power System Probabilistic and Security Analysis on Commodity High Performance Computing Systems approaches for com- prehensive system analysis. The large-varying grid condi- tion on the aging and stressed power system infrastructures also requires merging of offline security analyses into on- line operation

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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.

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Influence of an adsorbing polymer in the aging dynamics of Laponite clay suspensions

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    L. Zulian; B. Ruzicka; G. Ruocco

    2008-11-18

    Clay-polymer dispersions in aqueous solutions have attracted a great interest in recent years due to their industrial applications and intriguing physical properties. Aqueous solutions of bare Laponite particles are known to age spontaneously from an ergodic state to a non ergodic state in a time varying from hours to months depending on Laponite concentration. When a polymer species like Polyethylene Oxide (PEO) is added to the solution, it weakly adsorbs on clay particle surfaces modifying the effective interaction potential between Laponite particles. A dynamic light scattering study, varying polymer concentration at fixed polymer molecular weight (Mw=200.000 g/mol), has been performed in order to understand the effect of polymer on the aging dynamics of the system. The results obtained show that arresting phenomena between clay particles are hindered if PEO is added and consequently the aging dynamics slows down with increasing PEO concentration. This process is possibly due to the progressive coverage of the clay surface by polymers that grow with increasing PEO concentration and may lead to steric stabilization.

  5. Some aging aspects of DEB getters (Journal Article) | SciTech Connect

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail. (Conference)Feedback System in the CERNimmobilizeReport) | SciTechSome aging aspects

  6. Some aging aspects of DEB getters (Journal Article) | SciTech Connect

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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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefieldSulfateSciTechtail. (Conference)Feedback System in the CERNimmobilizeReport) | SciTechSome aging

  7. The Solar System as an Exoplanetary System

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    Martin, Rebecca G

    2015-01-01

    With the availability of considerably more data, we revisit the question of how special our Solar System is, compared to observed exoplanetary systems. To this goal, we employ a mathematical transformation that allows for a meaningful, statistical comparison. We find that the masses and densities of the giant planets in our Solar System are very typical, as is the age of the Solar System. While the orbital location of Jupiter is somewhat of an outlier, this is most likely due to strong selection effects towards short-period planets. The eccentricities of the planets in our Solar System are relatively small compared to those in observed exosolar systems, but still consistent with the expectations for an 8-planet system (and could, in addition, reflect a selection bias towards high-eccentricity planets). The two characteristics of the Solar System that we find to be most special are the lack of super-Earths with orbital periods of days to months and the general lack of planets inside of the orbital radius of Me...

  8. U-Pb Ages of Secondary Silica at Yucca Mountain, Nevada: Implications for the Paleohydrology of the Unsaturated Zone

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    L.A. Neymark; Y. Amelin; J.B. Paces; Z.E. Peterman

    2001-08-20

    U, Th, and Pb isotopes were analyzed in layers of opal and chalcedony from individual millimeter- to centimeter-thick calcite and silica coatings at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, USA, a site that is being evaluated for a potential high-level nuclear waste repository. These calcite and silica coatings on fractures and in lithophysal cavities in Miocene-age tuffs in the unsaturated zone (UZ) precipitated from descending water and record a long history of percolation through the UZ. Opal and chalcedony have high concentrations of U (10 to 780 ppm) and low concentrations of common Pb as indicated by large values of {sup 206}Pb/{sup 204}Pb (up to 53,806), thus making them suitable for U-Pb age determinations. Interpretations of U-Pb isotopes in opal samples at Yucca Mountain are complicated by the incorporation of excess {sup 234}U at the time of mineral formation, resulting in reverse discordance of U-Pb ages. However, the {sup 207}Pb/{sup 235}U ages are much less affected by deviation from initial secular equilibrium and provide reliable ages of most silica deposits between 0.6 and 9.8 Ma. For chalcedony subsamples showing normal age discordance, these ages may represent minimum times of deposition. Typically, {sup 207}Pb/{sup 235}U ages are consistent with the microstratigraphy in the mineral coating samples, such that the youngest ages are for subsamples from outer layers, intermediate ages are from inner layers, and oldest ages are from innermost layers. {sup 234}U and {sup 230}Th in most silica layers deeper in the coatings are in secular equilibrium with {sup 238}U, which is consistent with their old age and closed system behavior during the past 0.5 m.y. U-Pb ages for subsamples of silica layers from different microstratigraphic positions in individual calcite and silica coating samples collected from lithophysal cavities in the welded part of the Topopah Spring Tuff yield slow long-term average depositional rates of 1 to 5 mm/m.y. These data imply that the deeper parts of the UZ at Yucca Mountain maintained long-term hydrologic stability over the past 10 m.y. despite significant climate variations. U-Pb ages for subsamples of silica layers from different microstratigraphic positions in individual calcite and silica coating samples collected from fractures in the welded part of the overlying Tiva Canyon Tuff indicate larger long-term average depositional rates up to 23 mm/m.y. and an absence of recently deposited materials (ages of outermost layers are 3-5 Ma). These differences between the characteristics of the coatings for samples from the shallower and deeper parts of the UZ may indicate that the nonwelded tuffs (PTn), located between the welded parts of the Tiva Canyon and Topopah Spring Tuffs, play an important role in moderating UZ flow.

  9. Recent progress on Exxon's circulating zinc bromine battery system

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    Bellows, R.J.

    1981-01-01

    The design, performance, and factory cost of Exxon's circulating zinc bromine batteries are described. The Exxon system has demonstrated stable performance in scale-ups to 3- and 10-kWh sub-modules. Cost studies based on recently demonstrated extrusion and injection molding techniques, have shown that this battery, with plastic electrodes, bipolar stacks, Br/sub 2/ complexation, and circulating electrolytes, could be produced (20 kWh units, 100,000 units/year) at a factory cost of $28/kWh (excluding R.O.I., and various indirect overheads).

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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).

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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...

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. The impact of alpha/Fe enhanced stellar evolutionary tracks on the ages of elliptical galaxies

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    Daniel Thomas; Claudia Maraston

    2003-02-04

    We complement our study of alpha/Fe enhanced stellar population models of Lick absorption indices (Thomas et al. 2003) by comparing two sets of alpha/Fe enhanced models. In both models the impact on Lick indices due to alpha/Fe enhancement is accounted for through a modification of the stellar absorption line-strengths using the response functions of Tripicco & Bell (1995). One set of models, however, uses solar-scaled, the other alpha/Fe enhanced stellar evolutionary tracks. Since the alpha/Fe enhanced tracks are hotter than the solar-scaled ones (Salasnich et al. 2000), the correspondent stellar population models have slightly weaker metallic indices (i.e. Mgb, etc.) and stronger Balmer line indices (Hbeta) (Maraston et al 2003). Here we explore quantitatively the impact of this effect on the alpha/Fe ratios, metallicities and ages that are derived for elliptical galaxies. We find that the modest decrease of the metallic indices Mgb and balance each other, such that fully consistent alpha/Fe ratios are derived for stellar systems using alpha/Fe enhanced models with either solar-scaled or alpha/Fe enhanced stellar tracks. The decrease of the metallic indices and the increase of Hbeta conspire in a way that also consistent metallicities are obtained. The derived ages, instead, are significantly different. The inclusion of alpha/Fe enhanced stellar tracks leads to the derivation of ages as high as 30 Gyr for elliptical galaxies. For the same objects, ages not older than 15 Gyr are obtained, if alpha/Fe enhanced models using solar-scaled tracks are adopted. This may indicate that current stellar evolutionary models overestimate the bluing of stellar evolutionary tracks due to alpha/Fe enhanced chemical mixtures at super-solar metallicities.

  2. "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

  3. 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...

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Science in a digital age: the potential of a new science+lib partnership to enhance the impact of STEM scholarship. 

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    Herbert, Bruce E.

    2014-07-17

    Science in a Digital Age: The potential of a new science+lib partnership to enhance the impact of STEM scholarship Bruce E. Herbert beherbert@library.tamu.edu Scholarly Communications, TAMU Libraries Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University A... of Biogeochemical Processes in a Wetland 5 }?? Dynamics of variables that define phase space }?? System interactions & feedbacks }?? Transfer matter & energy across boundaries }?? Cycling and storage of matter & energy within the system Earth System Science...

  1. The Age Distribution of Potential Intelligent Life in the Milky Way

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    Legassick, Daniel

    2015-01-01

    We investigated the habitability of the Milky Way, making use of recent observational analysis on the prevalence of Earth-sized planets, in order to estimate where and when potentially habitable star systems may have formed over the course of the Galaxy's history. We were then able to estimate the age distribution of potential intelligent life in our Galaxy using our own evolution and the age of the Sun as a proxy. To do this we created a galactic chemical evolution model and applied the following habitability constraints to the Sun-like (G-type) stars formed in our model: an environment free from life-extinguishing supernovae, a high enough metallicity for Earth-sized planet formation and sufficient time for the evolution of complex life. We determined a galactic habitable zone as the region containing all the potentially habitable star systems in our model. Our galactic habitable zone contains stars formed between 11 and 3.8 billion years ago at radial distances of between 7 and 14 kiloparsecs. We found tha...

  2. Methodology for the Incorporation of Passive Component Aging Modeling into the RAVEN/ RELAP-7 Environment

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    Mandelli, Diego; Rabiti, Cristian; Cogliati, Joshua; Alfonsi, Andrea; Askin Guler; Tunc Aldemir

    2014-11-01

    Passive system, structure and components (SSCs) will degrade over their operation life and this degradation may cause to reduction in the safety margins of a nuclear power plant. In traditional probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) using the event-tree/fault-tree methodology, passive SSC failure rates are generally based on generic plant failure data and the true state of a specific plant is not reflected realistically. To address aging effects of passive SSCs in the traditional PRA methodology [1] does consider physics based models that account for the operating conditions in the plant, however, [1] does not include effects of surveillance/inspection. This paper represents an overall methodology for the incorporation of aging modeling of passive components into the RAVEN/RELAP-7 environment which provides a framework for performing dynamic PRA. Dynamic PRA allows consideration of both epistemic and aleatory uncertainties (including those associated with maintenance activities) in a consistent phenomenological and probabilistic framework and is often needed when there is complex process/hardware/software/firmware/ human interaction [2]. Dynamic PRA has gained attention recently due to difficulties in the traditional PRA modeling of aging effects of passive components using physics based models and also in the modeling of digital instrumentation and control systems. RAVEN (Reactor Analysis and Virtual control Environment) [3] is a software package under development at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) as an online control logic driver and post-processing tool. It is coupled to the plant transient code RELAP-7 (Reactor Excursion and Leak Analysis Program) also currently under development at INL [3], as well as RELAP 5 [4]. The overall methodology aims to: • Address multiple aging mechanisms involving large number of components in a computational feasible manner where sequencing of events is conditioned on the physical conditions predicted in a simulation environment such as RELAP-7. • Identify the risk-significant passive components, their failure modes and anticipated rates of degradation • Incorporate surveillance and maintenance activities and their effects into the plant state and into component aging progress. • Asses aging affects in a dynamic simulation environment 1. C. L. SMITH, V. N. SHAH, T. KAO, G. APOSTOLAKIS, “Incorporating Ageing Effects into Probabilistic Risk Assessment –A Feasibility Study Utilizing Reliability Physics Models,” NUREG/CR-5632, USNRC, (2001). 2. T. ALDEMIR, “A Survey of Dynamic Methodologies for Probabilistic Safety Assessment of Nuclear Power Plants, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 52, 113-124, (2013). 3. C. RABITI, A. ALFONSI, J. COGLIATI, D. MANDELLI and R. KINOSHITA “Reactor Analysis and Virtual Control Environment (RAVEN) FY12 Report,” INL/EXT-12-27351, (2012). 4. D. ANDERS et.al, "RELAP-7 Level 2 Milestone Report: Demonstration of a Steady State Single Phase PWR Simulation with RELAP-7," INL/EXT-12-25924, (2012).

  3. 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.

  4. Sustainable Design Standards in India: The Excluded Issues 

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    Gupta, K.; Haider, J.

    2008-01-01

    the essential significance of these critical issues in latest LEED Indian Guidelines in the current LEED standards with respect to comparison between performance of green buildings with and without the LEED certification....

  5. DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES CHEMICALS EXCLUDED FROM TRACKING

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    Jia, Songtao

    Name CAS Number Ammonium iodide 12027064 Lithium acetate 546894 Potassium acetate 127082 Ammonium phosphate, dibasic 7783280 Lithium acetate, dihydrate 6108147 Potassium bicarbonate 298146 Ammonium silicate 10102257 Potassium phosphate, dibasic 7758114 Calcium acetate, anhydrous 62544 Lithium sulfate

  6. Highly connected sets and the excluded grid theorem

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    Diestel, Reinhard

    grid theorem of Robertson and Seymour, the fact that a graph has no large grid minor if and only connected set of ver- tices. 1 Introduction The following theorem of Robertson and Seymour [5 & Seymour [5], by Robertson, Seymour & Thomas [7], and by Reed [3]. All these proofs are long and technical

  7. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorically Excluded Actions |

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  8. Guidelines Establishing Criteria for Excluding Buildings from the Energy

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  9. Evaluation Ratings Definitions (Excluding Utilization of Small Business)

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  10. ENGINEERED BARRIER SYSTEM FEATURES, EVENTS AND PROCESSES

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    Jaros, W.

    2005-08-30

    The purpose of this report is to evaluate and document the inclusion or exclusion of engineered barrier system (EBS) features, events, and processes (FEPs) with respect to models and analyses used to support the total system performance assessment for the license application (TSPA-LA). A screening decision, either Included or Excluded, is given for each FEP along with the technical basis for exclusion screening decisions. This information is required by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) at 10 CFR 63.114 (d, e, and f) [DIRS 173273]. The FEPs addressed in this report deal with those features, events, and processes relevant to the EBS focusing mainly on those components and conditions exterior to the waste package and within the rock mass surrounding emplacement drifts. The components of the EBS are the drip shield, waste package, waste form, cladding, emplacement pallet, emplacement drift excavated opening (also referred to as drift opening in this report), and invert. FEPs specific to the waste package, cladding, and drip shield are addressed in separate FEP reports: for example, ''Screening of Features, Events, and Processes in Drip Shield and Waste Package Degradation'' (BSC 2005 [DIRS 174995]), ''Clad Degradation--FEPs Screening Arguments (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170019]), and Waste-Form Features, Events, and Processes'' (BSC 2004 [DIRS 170020]). For included FEPs, this report summarizes the implementation of the FEP in the TSPA-LA (i.e., how the FEP is included). For excluded FEPs, this analysis provides the technical basis for exclusion from TSPA-LA (i.e., why the FEP is excluded). This report also documents changes to the EBS FEPs list that have occurred since the previous versions of this report. These changes have resulted due to a reevaluation of the FEPs for TSPA-LA as identified in Section 1.2 of this report and described in more detail in Section 6.1.1. This revision addresses updates in Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) administrative procedures as they pertain to this report; the current procedures are addressed in Section 2. This revision also addresses updates to the technical basis in supporting analysis and model reports and corroborative documentation, as presented in Sections 4 and 6 of this report. Finally, Sections 4, 5, and 6 of this report provide additional information pertaining to the relevant FEPs-related Acceptance Criteria presented in ''Yucca Mountain Review Plan, Final Report'' (YMRP) (NRC 2003 [DIRS 163274], Sections 2.2.1.2.1.3 and 2.2.1.3.3.3).

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. A Microfluidic System for Studying Ageing and Dynamic Single-Cell Responses in Budding Yeast

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    Swain, Peter

    of budding yeast in a well-defined and controlled environment. Daughter cells are removed by fluid flow of polydi- methylsiloxane (PDMS) microfluidic devices. The laminar flow of media in these devices allows-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits

  19. Vitamin D, nervous system and aging P. Tuohimaa a,b,*, T. Keisala a

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    Kalueff, Allan V.

    , A. Kalueff c a Medical School, University of Tampere, 33014 Tampere, Finland b Department of Clinical Chemistry, Tampere University Hospital, 33052 Tampere, Finland c Department of Pharmacology of Tampere, 33014 Tampere, Finland. Tel.: +358 50 3610643. E-mail address: pentti.tuohimaa@uta.fi (P

  20. Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive Age-Related Functional Changes of Prefrontal Cortex in

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    Wagner, Anthony

    , Italy, 4Dipartimento di Fisiologia Umana e Farmacologia, Universita` La Sapienza, I-00185 Roma, Italy, 5

  1. Silviculture in an uncertain world: Utilizing multi-aged management systems to integrate disturbance

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    O'Hara, KL; Ramage, BS

    2013-01-01

    1868– 1873. O’Hara, K.L. , Seymour, R.S. , Tesch, S.D. andFront. Ecol. Environ. 6, Seymour, R.S. and Hunter, M.L. 19923, 157– 163. Forestry Seymour, R.S. , White, A.S. and

  2. Computer Physics Communications 1 Aging Studies for the Large Honeycomb Drift Tube System of the

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    Tracker consists of drift tubes folded from polycarbonate foil and is operated with Ar/CF4/CO2 as drift for the drift tubes (surface conductivity, drift gas, production materials) have been developed and validated

  3. Computer Physics Communications 1 Aging Studies for the Large Honeycomb Drift Tube System of the

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    of drift tubes folded from polycarbonate foil and is operated with Ar/CF 4 /CO 2 as drift gas. The detector tubes (surface conductivity, drift gas, production materials) have been developed and validated for use

  4. Managing Aging Effects on Dry Cask Storage Systems for Extended Long Term

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  5. Two-Sensor System for Absolute Age and Temperature History - Energy

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  6. 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.

  7. 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].

  8. 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.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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.

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

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    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.

  12. 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...

  13. 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%.

  14. 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)

  15. 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.

  16. Library System Library System

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    Cinabro, David

    Library System #12;Library System 5150 Anthony Wayne Drive David Adamany Undergraduate Library that for the current fiscal year, we've been given an additional $600,000 for our library materials budget. We're very subscriptions. The Wayne State University Libraries are deeply committed to providing our faculty and students

  17. PBX 9404 detonation copper cylinder tests: a comparison of new and aged material

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    Hill, Larry G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mier, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Briggs, Matthew E [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2009-01-01

    We present detonation copper cylinder test results on aged PBX 9404 (94 wt% HMX, 3 wt% CEF, 2.9 wt% NC, 0.1 wt% DPA) explosive. The charges were newly pressed from 37.5 year-old molding powder. We compare these results to equivalent data performed on the same lot when it was 3.5 years old. Comparison of the detonation energy inferred from detonation speed to that inferred from wall motion suggests that the HMX energy is unchanged but the NC energy has decreased to {approx}25% of its original value. The degradation of explosives and their binders is a subject of continual interest. Secondary explosives such as HMX are sufficiently stable near room temperature that they do not measurably degrade over a period of at least several decades. For formulated systems the bigger concern is binder degradation, for which the three main issues are strength, initiation safety, and (if the binder is energetic) energy content. In this paper we examine the detonation energy of new and aged PBX 9404 (94 wt% HMX, 3 wt% tris-{beta} chloroethylphosphate (CEF), 2.9 wt% nitrocellulose (NC), 0.1 wt% diphenylamine (DPA) [1, 2]), measured via the detonation copper cylinder test. In 1959, two independent PBX 9404 accidents [3] raised serious concerns about the safety of the formulation. Over about a decade's time, Los Alamos pursued a safer, energetically equivalent replacement, which ultimately became PBX 9501. In order to accurately compare the performance of the PBX 9404 and PBX 9501 formulations, W. Campbell and R. Engelke (C & E) developed a stringent cylinder test protocol that they called the Los Alamos Precision Cylinder Test [4]. The present aging study is possible because excellent PBX 9404 data from those qualification tests endures.

  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. The Early Formation, Evolution and Age of the Neutron-Capture Elements in the Early Galaxy

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    J. J. Cowan; C. Sneden; J. W. Truran

    2001-03-14

    Abundance observations indicate the presence of rapid-neutron capture (i.e., r-process) elements in old Galactic halo and globular cluster stars. These observations demonstrate that the earliest generations of stars in the Galaxy, responsible for neutron-capture synthesis and the progenitors of the halo stars, were rapidly evolving. Abundance comparisons among several halo stars show that the heaviest neutron-capture elements (including Ba and heavier) are consistent with a scaled solar system r-process abundance distribution, while the lighter such elements do not conform to the solar pattern. These comparisons suggest two r-process sites or at least two different sets of astrophysical conditions. The large star-to-star scatter observed in the neutron-capture/iron ratios at low metallicities -- which disappears with increasing [Fe/H] -- suggests an early, chemically unmixed and inhomogeneous Galaxy. The stellar abundances indicate a change from the r-process to the slow neutron capture (i.e., s-) process at higher metallicities in the Galaxy. The detection of thorium in halo and globular cluster stars offers a promising, independent age-dating technique that can put lower limits on the age of the Galaxy.

  20. ABUNDANCE, AGE, AND FECUNDITY OF SHAD, YORK RIVER,VA., 1953-59 By Paul R. Nichols 1 and WillIam H. Massmann 2

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    ' the York River system. During the spring spawning run of 1959, personnel of the Bureau of Commercial to the st.ream of origin to spawn. Adult shad enter the York River as early as .January, and the run usuullyABUNDANCE, AGE, AND FECUNDITY OF SHAD, YORK RIVER,VA., 1953-59 By Paul R. Nichols 1 and WillIam H

  1. Space-Age Ceramics Get Their Toughest Test

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

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  7. 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.

  8. Data Management for Earth System Science Institute for Computational Earth System Science

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    Dozier, Jeff

    imaging sensors on Earth-orbiting satellites, we find they have already populated several multi- terabyte- age on a daily or weekly basis. The advent of the advanced sensors on the Earth Observing System (EOS by some complex and incomplete encoding of semantic metadata into a file name. Most Earth system science c

  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. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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...

  11. 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

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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)...

  17. 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...

  18. LEVERAGING AGING MATERIALS DATA TO SUPPORT EXTENSION OF TRANSPORTATION SHIPPING PACKAGES SERVICE LIFE

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    Dunn, K.; Bellamy, S.; Daugherty, W.; Sindelar, R.; Skidmore, E.

    2013-08-18

    Nuclear material inventories are increasingly being transferred to interim storage locations where they may reside for extended periods of time. Use of a shipping package to store nuclear materials after the transfer has become more common for a variety of reasons. Shipping packages are robust and have a qualified pedigree for performance in normal operation and accident conditions but are only certified over an approved transportation window. The continued use of shipping packages to contain nuclear material during interim storage will result in reduced overall costs and reduced exposure to workers. However, the shipping package materials of construction must maintain integrity as specified by the safety basis of the storage facility throughout the storage period, which is typically well beyond the certified transportation window. In many ways, the certification processes required for interim storage of nuclear materials in shipping packages is similar to life extension programs required for dry cask storage systems for commercial nuclear fuels. The storage of spent nuclear fuel in dry cask storage systems is federally-regulated, and over 1500 individual dry casks have been in successful service up to 20 years in the US. The uncertainty in final disposition will likely require extended storage of this fuel well beyond initial license periods and perhaps multiple re-licenses may be needed. Thus, both the shipping packages and the dry cask storage systems require materials integrity assessments and assurance of continued satisfactory materials performance over times not considered in the original evaluation processes. Test programs for the shipping packages have been established to obtain aging data on materials of construction to demonstrate continued system integrity. The collective data may be coupled with similar data for the dry cask storage systems and used to support extending the service life of shipping packages in both transportation and storage.

  19. Notes on the Vitality of Hypertext Systems Mark Bernstein

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    Shipman, Frank

    Notes on the Vitality of Hypertext Systems Mark Bernstein Eastgate Systems, Inc. E-mail: bernstein with age, fade, and ultimately disappear. VITALITY Designers of new hypertext systems have always been is not loss of its platform but rather the gradual loss of its vitality, its ability to support change

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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