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  1. Laser Ablation-ICP-MS Analysis of Dissected Tissue: A

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    Hopkins, William A.

    Laser Ablation-ICP-MS Analysis of Dissected Tissue: A Conservation-Minded Approach to Assessing the animal. In this paper, we report on the application of laser ablation-ICP-MS (LA- ICP-MS) for sampling

  2. ICP analysis of water slurries of ashes

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    Riley, J.T.; Renfrow, M.B.; Riley, J.M. Jr.

    1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The direct injection of solids-water slurries into the torch of an inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometer offers a rapid and easy method for the analysis of major and minor elements in various solids. In this project aqueous slurries of solids were prepared by milling with a stirred-ball slurry attritor mill and analyzed. Slurries of standard reference materials, prepared in the same manner, were used to calibrate the spectrometer. The best results were obtained with solids having a small particle size (2-5 {mu}m) and a close distribution of particle sizes. The average percent relative error for slurry-ICP analysis of most major and minor elements was generally less than 5% for the materials studied.

  3. Evaluation of pneumatic nebulization and ns-laser ablation ICP-MS for bulk elemental analysis and 2-dimensional

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    Claeys, Philippe

    Evaluation of pneumatic nebulization and ns-laser ablation ICP-MS for bulk elemental analysis and 2 nebulization and ns-laser ablation ICP-MS for bulk elemental analysis and 2-dimensional element mapping of iron 20XX DOI: 10.1039/b000000x The capabilities and limitations of nanosecond laser ablation ICP ­ mass

  4. Elemental fractionation during LA-ICP-MS analysis of silicate glasses: implications for matrix-independent standardization

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    Weston, Ken

    Elemental fractionation during LA-ICP-MS analysis of silicate glasses: implications for matrix-element solution and from the laser ablation of a range of silicate reference materials (SRM 61X series, MPI-independent standardization of LA- ICP-MS analysis of non-transparent silicates and ceramics, then, is an accurate and viable

  5. Uncertainty Measurement for Trace Element Analysis of Uranium and Plutonium Samples by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES) and Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

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    Gallimore, David L. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-06-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The measurement uncertainty estimatino associated with trace element analysis of impurities in U and Pu was evaluated using the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty Measurement (GUM). I this evalution the uncertainty sources were identified and standard uncertainties for the components were categorized as either Type A or B. The combined standard uncertainty was calculated and a coverage factor k = 2 was applied to obtain the expanded uncertainty, U. The ICP-AES and ICP-MS methods used were deveoped for the multi-element analysis of U and Pu samples. A typical analytical run consists of standards, process blanks, samples, matrix spiked samples, post digestion spiked samples and independent calibration verification standards. The uncertainty estimation was performed on U and Pu samples that have been analyzed previously as part of the U and Pu Sample Exchange Programs. Control chart results and data from the U and Pu metal exchange programs were combined with the GUM into a concentration dependent estimate of the expanded uncertainty. Comparison of trace element uncertainties obtained using this model was compared to those obtained for trace element results as part of the Exchange programs. This process was completed for all trace elements that were determined to be above the detection limit for the U and Pu samples.

  6. Interference microscopy and Fourier fringe analysis applied to measuring

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    Ribak, Erez

    in Fig. 1. It forms an image of the experimental cell that interferes with a plane wave, the two being (Peltier) coolers; 5,

  7. ASSEMBLY ANALYSIS OF INTERFERENCE FITS IN ELASTIC Kannan Subramanian Edward P. Morse

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . In this approach, an ideal press-fit type interference assembly is considered initially and solution methodology components, it may be desirable to have a small, but non-zero, interference between the components. Press-fit of the press-fit assemblies. A commercially available finite element analysis package, ANSYS 11.0 [2], has been

  8. Analysis of interference in attosecond transient absorption in adiabatic condition

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    Dong, Wenpu; Wang, Xiaowei; Zhao, Zengxiu

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We simulate the transient absorption of attosecond pulses of infrared laser-dressed atoms by considering a three-level system with the adiabatic approximation. We study the delay-dependent interference features in the transient absorption spectra of helium atoms from the perspective of the coherent interaction processes between the attosecond pulse and the quasi-harmonics, and find that many features of the interference fringes in the absorption spectra of the attosecond pulse can be attributed to the coherence phase difference. And the modulation signals of laser-induced sidebands of the dark state is found related to the dark state with population modulated by the dressing field.

  9. Boston University User Fee Structure for ICP-ES, ICP-MS and Laser Labs

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    Hutyra, Lucy R.

    Cost per sample by laser ablation includes three spots on a sample plus an additional three spotsBoston University User Fee Structure for ICP-ES, ICP-MS and Laser Labs The Department of Earth come to BU and digest their samples in our labs with sufficient training. Laser-ICP-MS cost per sample

  10. ICP-MS Workshop

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    Carman, April J.; Eiden, Gregory C.

    2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a short document that explains the materials that will be transmitted to LLNL and DNN HQ regarding the ICP-MS Workshop held at PNNL June 17-19th. The goal of the information is to pass on to LLNL information regarding the planning and preparations for the Workshop at PNNL in preparation of the SIMS workshop at LLNL.

  11. Functional Interference Clusters in Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases: A Secondary Analysis of RTOG 9714

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    Chow, Edward, E-mail: Edward.Chow@sunnybrook.c [Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON (Canada); James, Jennifer [RTOG Statistical Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Barsevick, Andrea [Fox Chase Cancer Center, Cheltenham, PA (United States); Hartsell, William [Good Samaritan Cancer Center, Downers Grove, IL (United States); Ratcliffe, Sarah [University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Scarantino, Charles [Rex Healthcare Cancer Center, Raleigh, NC (United States); Ivker, Robert [Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ (Israel); Roach, Mack [UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA (United States); Suh, John [Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (United States); Petersen, Ivy [Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (United States); Konski, Andre [Fox Chase Cancer Center, Cheltenham, PA (United States); Demas, William [Akron City Hospital Cancer Care Center, Inc., Akron, OH (United States); Bruner, Deborah [Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

    2010-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To explore the relationships (clusters) among the functional interference items in the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) in patients with bone metastases. Methods: Patients enrolled in the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 9714 bone metastases study were eligible. Patients were assessed at baseline and 4, 8, and 12 weeks after randomization for the palliative radiotherapy with the BPI, which consists of seven functional items: general activity, mood, walking ability, normal work, relations with others, sleep, and enjoyment of life. Principal component analysis with varimax rotation was used to determine the clusters between the functional items at baseline and the follow-up. Cronbach's alpha was used to determine the consistency and reliability of each cluster at baseline and follow-up. Results: There were 448 male and 461 female patients, with a median age of 67 years. There were two functional interference clusters at baseline, which accounted for 71% of the total variance. The first cluster (physical interference) included normal work and walking ability, which accounted for 58% of the total variance. The second cluster (psychosocial interference) included relations with others and sleep, which accounted for 13% of the total variance. The Cronbach's alpha statistics were 0.83 and 0.80, respectively. The functional clusters changed at week 12 in responders but persisted through week 12 in nonresponders. Conclusion: Palliative radiotherapy is effective in reducing bone pain. Functional interference component clusters exist in patients treated for bone metastases. These clusters changed over time in this study, possibly attributable to treatment. Further research is needed to examine these effects.

  12. Design and analysis of a scanning beam interference lithography system for patterning gratings with nanometer-level distortions

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    Konkola, Paul Thomas, 1973-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis describes the design and analysis of a system for patterning large-area gratings with nanometer level phase distortions. The novel patterning method, termed scanning beam interference lithography (SBIL), uses ...

  13. INTERFERENCE Interference from Thin Films

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    La Rosa, Andres H.

    INTERFERENCE Interference from Thin Films Lecture notes La Rosa Portland State University PH-213 through, a sheet of glass #12;Out of phase #12;In phase #12;#12;Interference from thin films Key reasoning for analyzing interference in a thin film: Waves undergo phase shift due to i) reflections at a interface

  14. Standard test method for the determination of impurities in plutonium metal: acid digestion and inductively coupled plasma-mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) analysis

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.1 This Test Method covers the determination of 58 trace elements in plutonium (Pu) metal. The Pu sample is dissolved in acid, and the concentration of the trace impurities are determined by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS). 1.2 This Test Method is specific for the determination of trace impurities in Pu metal. It may be applied to other types of Pu materials, such as Pu oxides, if the samples are dissolved and oxidized to the Pu(IV) state. However, it is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the performance of other matrices. 1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this method to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use of this standard.

  15. CHAPTER 7. BERYLLIUM ANALYSIS BY NON-PLASMA BASED METHODS

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    Ekechukwu, A

    2009-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The most common method of analysis for beryllium is inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). This method, along with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), is discussed in Chapter 6. However, other methods exist and have been used for different applications. These methods include spectroscopic, chromatographic, colorimetric, and electrochemical. This chapter provides an overview of beryllium analysis methods other than plasma spectrometry (inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry or mass spectrometry). The basic methods, detection limits and interferences are described. Specific applications from the literature are also presented.

  16. Performance Analysis of Passive UHF RFID Systems under Cascaded Fading Channels and Interference Effects

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    Bekkali, Abdelmoula; Zou, Sicheng; Kadri, Abdullah; Penty, Richard

    2014-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    and interference environments. A. Ideal Environment In the case of free space scenario, the path loss model is given by: L(d) = ( ? 4pid )2 (32) Substituting Eq.32 into Eq.27 and Eq.31, we have : dmaxf = ? 4pi ? ?LPTxGTG f R ST (33) and dmaxb = ? 4pi ? ?µ...

  17. CORAL Name: STS 2 Model Number: ICP

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    Reif, Rafael

    CORAL Name: STS 2 Model Number: ICP Location: TRL Introduction: The ST Systems Multiplex ICP tool prior to starting your process in CORAL. Loading a Wafer: The wafer is loaded into the system using of the tool. #12;If there are any issues with the tool post a comment in CORAL and contact Donal 2-2983. #12;

  18. Radionuclide content of simulated and fully radioactive SRLLL waste gl;asses: comparison of results from ICP-MS, gamma spectrometry and alpha spectrometry

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    Wolf, S.F.; Bates, J.K.

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We have measured the transuranic content of two transuranic=doped, simulated waste glasses, using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), {gamma}-spectrometry, and {alpha}-spectrometry. Average concentrations measured by each technique were within {+-} 10% of the as-doped concentrations. We also report the transuranic content of three fully radioactive SRL waste glasses that were determined using {gamma}- and {alpha}-spectrometry measurements to deconvolute isobaric interferences present in the ICP-MS analyses.

  19. CORAL Name: STS 1 Model Number: ICP

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    Reif, Rafael

    CORAL Name: STS 1 Model Number: ICP Location: TRL What it does: Deep Silicon Etch Introduction prior to use and to ENGAGE MACHINE prior to starting your process in CORAL. Venting and Loading a Wafer

  20. ICP (Institutional Conservation Program) monitoring

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    Not Available

    1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The following pages present the final report of activities undertaken by Carpenter Environmental Associates, Inc. (CEA) in carrying out its contractual obligations for the New York Support Office of the US Department of Energy. The contract calls for the field monitoring/review of DOE grants to schools and hospitals under the Institutional Conservation Program (ICP). This final report is the result of a review of statistics and findings gathered over the period of the contract, which included monitoring visits to 50 grantees in New York State and New Jersey. The report is intended to highlight aspects of the monitoring project and to make recommendations. This report is organized into four sections: Section 1 details the steps taken by CEA in organizing and implementing the review; Section 2 presents program statistics; Section 3 discusses monitoring review concerns, implementation issues and commonly observed problems/accomplishments; and Section 4 lists recommendations. Taken as a whole, this final report is intended to convey a complete picture of CEA's activities under this contract. 25 tabs.,

  1. 2011 Interference -1 INTERFERENCE OF SOUND WAVES

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    Glashausser, Charles

    2011 Interference - 1 INTERFERENCE OF SOUND WAVES The objectives of this experiment are: · To measure the wavelength, frequency, and propagation speed of ultrasonic sound waves. · To observe interference phenomena with ultrasonic sound waves. APPARATUS: Oscilloscope, function generator, ultrasonic

  2. The Analysis of Interference Effects in the Sum Frequency Spectra of Water Interfaces Mac G. Brown, Elizabeth A. Raymond, Heather C. Allen, Lawrence F. Scatena, and

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    Richmond, Geraldine L.

    The Analysis of Interference Effects in the Sum Frequency Spectra of Water Interfaces Mac G. Brown, Elizabeth A. Raymond, Heather C. Allen, Lawrence F. Scatena, and Geraldine L. Richmond* Department involve the surface of liquid water. Unfortunately, obtaining spectral fits to vibrational spectra

  3. Interference and outage analysis in a cognitive radio network with beacon Mahsa Derakhshani, Tho Le-Ngoc, Mai Vu

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    Vu, Mai

    with verification by simulation. The probabilistic properties of interference power caused by SU's are investigated of this paper is organized as follows. After a brief overview of the system configuration and model, Section II the conclusions. II. SYSTEM AND INTERFERENCE MODELS A. System Configuration and Model We consider a circular area

  4. Solid-phase chelation for the determination of trace elements by ICP-MS

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    Taylor, D.B.; Kingston, H.M.; Nogay, D. [Duquesne Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A low pressure method for the concentration of analytes and elimination of matrix elements prior to determination by ICP-MS is described. The method reduces the interferences caused by high concentrations of matrix elements in samples and biases caused by differences between samples and standards by delivering the analytes to the ICP-MS in a consistent nitric acid matrix. The method uses a commercially available low pressure sample manipulation system (PrepLab, Fisons) to perform Solid Phase Chelation (SPC) on an iminodiacetate column. The effectiveness of the method is demonstrated for the determination of Cd, Co, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, U, and Zn in the certified reference materials CASS-2, near shore seawater, NASS-4, open ocean seawater, and 1643b, trace elements in water. The detection limits for 10 mL samples ranged from 0.4 ng L{sup -1} for Co to 5.6 ng L{sup -1} for Ni and Zn.

  5. Lee, C-T A Laser Ablation Data Reduction 2006 LASER ABLATION ICP-MS: DATA

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    Lee, Cin-Ty Aeolus

    Lee, C-T A Laser Ablation Data Reduction 2006 1 LASER ABLATION ICP-MS: DATA REDUCTION Cin-Ty A. Lee 24 September 2006 Analysis and calculation of concentrations Laser ablation analyses are done in time by turning on the laser and ablating the sample, generating a time-dependent signal (Fig. 1). Measurements

  6. {sup 99}Tc bioassay by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

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    Lewis, L.A.

    1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A means of analyzing {sup 99}Tc in urine by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) has been developed. Historically, {sup 99}Tc analysis was based on the radiometric detection of the 293 keV E{sub Max} beta decay product by liquid scintillation or gas flow proportional counting. In a urine matrix, the analysis of{sup 99}Tc is plagued with many difficulties using conventional radiometric methods. Difficulties originate during chemical separation due to the volatile nature of Tc{sub 2}O{sub 7} or during radiation detection due to color or chemical quenching. A separation scheme for {sup 99}Tc detection by ICP-MS is given and is proven to be a sensitive and robust analytical alternative. A comparison of methods using radiometric and mass quantitation of {sup 99}Tc has been conducted in water, artificial urine, and real urine matrices at activity levels between 700 and 2,200 dpm/L. Liquid scintillation results based on an external standard quench correction and a quench curve correction method are compared to results obtained by ICP-MS. Each method produced accurate results, however the precision of the ICP-MS results is superior to that of liquid scintillation results. Limits of detection (LOD) for ICP-MS and liquid scintillation detection are 14.67 and 203.4 dpm/L, respectively, in a real urine matrix. In order to determine the basis for the increased precision of the ICP-MS results, the detection sensitivity for each method is derived and measured. The detection sensitivity for the {sup 99}Tc isotope by ICP-MS is 2.175 x 10{sup {minus}7} {+-} 8.990 x 10{sup {minus}9} and by liquid scintillation is 7.434 x 10{sup {minus}14} {+-} 7.461 x 10{sup {minus}15}. A difference by seven orders of magnitude between the two detection systems allows ICP-MS samples to be analyzed for a period of 15 s compared to 3,600 s by liquid scintillation counting with a lower LOD.

  7. ICP (Institutional Conservation Program) monitoring: Final report

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    Not Available

    1986-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The following pages present the Final Report of activities undertaken by Arawak in carrying out its contractual obligations for the New York Support Office of US Department of Energy. The contract calls for the field monitoring/review of DOE grants to schools and hospitals under the Institutional Conservation Program (ICP). This Final Report is the result of a review of statistics and findings gathered over the period of the contract, which included monitoring visits to 78 grantees in New York State and New Jersey. The report is intended to highlight aspects of the monitoring project and to make recommendations.

  8. ICP Solar Technologies Inc | 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 onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are8COaBulkTransmissionSitingProcess.pdfGetecGtel JumpCounty, Texas: EnergyHy9Moat ofEnergy52 -IBIS LLCand REN21ICP

  9. Microsoft Word - ICP-12-010webpost.doc

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    IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY Page 2 of 2 CX Posting No.: DOE-ID-ICP-12-004 incineration requirements for disposal. Processing that meets the RCRA definition of treatment...

  10. {sup 99}Tc bioassay: A direct comparison of liquid scintillation radiation detection and ICP-MS mass detection of the {sup 99}Tc isotope

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    Lewis, L.A. [Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Analytical Services Organization; Schweitzer, G.K. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

    1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A means of analyzing {sup 99}Tc in urine by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) has been developed. Historically, {sup 99}Tc analysis was based on the radiometric detection of the 293 keV E{sub Max.} beta decay product by liquid scintillation or gas flow proportional counting. A separation scheme for {sup 99}Tc detection by ICP-MS is given and is proven to be a sensitive and robust analytical alternative. A comparison of methods using radiometric and mass quantitation of {sup 99}Tc has been conducted in water, artificial urine, and real urine matrices at activity levels between 700 and 2,200 dpm/L. Liquid scintillation results based on an external standard manual quench correction and an automatic quench curve correction method are compared with results obtained by ICP-MS. Each method produced accurate results; however, the precision of the ICP-MS results is superior to that of liquid scintillation results.

  11. The low-frequency environment of the Murchison Widefield Array: radio-frequency interference analysis and mitigation

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    Offringa, A R; Hurley-Walker, N; Kaplan, D L; Barry, N; Beardsley, A P; Bell, M E; Bernardi, G; Bowman, J D; Briggs, F; Callingham, J R; Cappallo, R J; Carroll, P; Deshpande, A A; Dillon, J S; Dwarakanath, K S; Ewall-Wice, A; Feng, L; For, B -Q; Gaensler, B M; Greenhill, L J; Hancock, P; Hazelton, B J; Hewitt, J N; Hindson, L; Jacobs, D C; Johnston-Hollitt, M; Kapi?ska, A D; Kim, H -S; Kittiwisit, P; Lenc, E; Line, J; Loeb, A; Lonsdale, C J; McKinley, B; McWhirter, S R; Mitchell, D A; Morales, M F; Morgan, E; Morgan, J; Neben, A R; Oberoi, D; Ord, S M; Paul, S; Pindor, B; Pober, J C; Prabu, T; Procopio, P; Riding, J; Shankar, N Udaya; Sethi, S; Srivani, K S; Staveley-Smith, L; Subrahmanyan, R; Sullivan, I S; Tegmark, M; Thyagarajan, N; Tingay, S J; Trott, C M; Webster, R L; Williams, A; Williams, C L; Wu, C; Wyithe, J S; Zheng, Q

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a new low-frequency interferometric radio telescope built in Western Australia at one of the locations of the future Square Kilometre Array (SKA). We describe the automated radio-frequency interference (RFI) detection strategy implemented for the MWA, which is based on the AOFlagger platform, and present 72-231-MHz RFI statistics from 10 observing nights. RFI detection removes 1.1% of the data. RFI from digital TV (DTV) is observed 3% of the time due to occasional ionospheric or atmospheric propagation. After RFI detection and excision, almost all data can be calibrated and imaged without further RFI mitigation efforts, including observations within the FM and DTV bands. The results are compared to a previously published Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) RFI survey. The remote location of the MWA results in a substantially cleaner RFI environment compared to LOFAR's radio environment, but adequate detection of RFI is still required before data can be analysed. We include speci...

  12. Harnessing Interference Bobak Nazer

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    Nazer, Bobak

    as Noise · Decode Interference #12;Coding Strategies w1 w2 ^u u = a1w1 a2w2 · Orthogonalize · Treat

  13. Evaluation of ultra-low background materials for uranium and thorium using ICP-MS

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    Hoppe, E. W.; Overman, N. R.; LaFerriere, B. D. [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99354 (United States)] [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99354 (United States)

    2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    An increasing number of physics experiments require low background materials for their construction. The presence of Uranium and Thorium and their progeny in these materials present a variety of unwanted background sources for these experiments. The sensitivity of the experiments continues to drive the necessary levels of detection ever lower as well. This requirement for greater sensitivity has rendered direct radioassay impractical in many cases requiring large quantities of material, frequently many kilograms, and prolonged counting times, often months. Other assay techniques have been employed such as Neutron Activation Analysis but this requires access to expensive facilities and instrumentation and can be further complicated and delayed by the formation of unwanted radionuclides. Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a useful tool and recent advancements have increased the sensitivity particularly in the elemental high mass range of U and Th. Unlike direct radioassay, ICP-MS is a destructive technique since it requires the sample to be in liquid form which is aspirated into a high temperature plasma. But it benefits in that it usually requires a very small sample, typically about a gram. This paper discusses how a variety of low background materials such as copper, polymers, and fused silica are made amenable to ICP-MS assay and how the arduous task of maintaining low backgrounds of U and Th is achieved.

  14. Evaluation of Ultra-Low Background Materials for Uranium and Thorium Using ICP-MS

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    Hoppe, Eric W.; Overman, Nicole R.; LaFerriere, Brian D.

    2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    An increasing number of physics experiments require low background materials for their construction. The presence of Uranium and Thorium and their progeny in these materials present a variety of unwanted background sources for these experiments. The sensitivity of the experiments continues to drive the necessary levels of detection ever lower as well. This requirement for greater sensitivity has rendered direct radioassay impractical in many cases requiring large quantities of material, frequently many kilograms, and prolonged counting times, often months. Other assay techniques have been employed such as Neutron Activation Analysis but this requires access to expensive facilities and instrumentation and can be further complicated and delayed by the formation of unwanted radionuclides. Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a useful tool and recent advancements have increased the sensitivity particularly in the elemental high mass range of U and Th. Unlike direct radioassay, ICP-MS is a destructive technique since it requires the sample to be in liquid form which is aspirated into a high temperature plasma. But it benefits in that it usually requires a very small sample, typically about a gram. Here we will discuss how a variety of low background materials such as copper, polymers, and fused silica are made amenable to ICP-MS assay and how the arduous task of maintaining low backgrounds of U and Th is achieved.

  15. Estimation of the formation rates of polyatomic species of heavy metals in plutonium analyses using a multicollector ICP-MS with a desolvating nebulizer

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    Mitroshkov, Alexandre V. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Olsen, Khris B. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Thomas, Linda M. [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The analyses of IAEA and environmental samples for Plutonium isotopic content are conducted normally at very low concentrations of Pu–usually in the range of part per trillion level and even more often at the parts per quadrillion level. To analyze such low concentrations, the interferences in the analytical solution must be reduced as much as possible. Polyatomic interferences (PIs), formed by the heavy metals (HMs) from Hf to Bi are known to create the problems for Pu isotopic analyses, because even the relatively high resolution of a modern multicollector ICP-MS is not enough to separate Pu isotopes from this PIs in most of the cases. Desolvating nebulizers (DSN) (e.g. APEX and AridusII) reduce significantly the formation of PIs compare to the use of wet plasma. The purpose of this work was to investigate the rate of formation of PIs, produced by HMs, when high resolution MC ICP-MS with desolvating nebulizer was used for Pu isotopic analyses and to estimate the influence of the metals present in the sample on the results of analyses. The NU Plasma HR Multicollector and AridusII desolvating nebulizer were used in this investigation. This investigation was done for all Pu isotopes normally analyzed by ICP-MS, including ²??Pu, with the exception of ²³?Pu, which most of the time can’t be analyzed by ICP-MS, because of the overwhelming presence of ²³?U in the solutions. The PI formation rates were determined and reported for all 12 HMs from Hf to Bi. Selected IAEA samples were scanned for the presence of HMs and the influence of HMs on the results of Pu isotopic analyses was evaluated. It was found that the implemented separation procedure provides sufficient separation of HM from Pu, although the effect of PIs on the measurement of low level isotopes like ²?¹Pu and ²?²Pu in some cases can still be observed.

  16. Interference Effects in the Brain

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    Jerzy Szwed

    2008-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Interference effects are the most spectacular manifestation of the wave nature of phenomena. This note proposes a systematic search for such effects in the brain.

  17. Sediment profiles of less commonly determined elements measured by Laser Ablation ICP-MS

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    Mcdonough, William F.

    Sediment profiles of less commonly determined elements measured by Laser Ablation ICP on a short list of high-abundance trace elements. Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry of this investigation is to harness the analytical power of Laser Ablation ICP-MS to explore the behavior of a large

  18. MICROANALYSIS OF SIDEROPHILE ELEMENTS IN FREMDLINGE USING LASER ABLATION ICP-MS. A. J. Campbell

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    Grossman, Lawrence

    MICROANALYSIS OF SIDEROPHILE ELEMENTS IN FREMDLINGE USING LASER ABLATION ICP-MS. A. J. Campbell 1@midway.uchicago.edu). Introduction: Laser ablation ICP mass spectrome- try has been used to measure distributions of the highly vein in Allende (CV3-oxidized). Experimental: The laser ablation system utilized a CETAC LSX-200 laser

  19. Reassessment of relative oxide formation rates and molecular interferences on in situ lutetiumhafnium

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    Devernal, Anne

    ­hafnium analysis with laser ablation MC-ICP-MS Justin L. Payne,*a Norman J. Pearson,b Kevin J. Grantb and Galen P Hf at levels up to 176 Yb/177 Hf ¼ 0.6 in solution mode. When using laser ablation sample. Introduction A challenge to accurate and precise isotope ratio measurements by laser ablation multiple

  20. APPLICATION OF COLUMN EXTRACTION METHOD FOR IMPURITIES ANALYSIS ON HB-LINE PLUTONIUM OXIDE IN SUPPORT OF MOX FEED PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

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    Jones, M.; Diprete, D.; Wiedenman, B.

    2012-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The current mission at H-Canyon involves the dissolution of an Alternate Feedstocks 2 (AFS-2) inventory that contains plutonium metal. Once dissolved, HB-Line is tasked with purifying the plutonium solution via anion exchange, precipitating the Pu as oxalate, and calcining to form plutonium oxide (PuO{sub 2}). The PuO{sub 2} will provide feed product for the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility, and the anion exchange raffinate will be transferred to H-Canyon. The results presented in this report document the potential success of the RE resin column extraction application on highly concentrated Pu samples to meet MOX feed product specifications. The original 'Hearts Cut' sample required a 10000x dilution to limit instrument drift on the ICP-MS method. The instrument dilution factors improved to 125x and 250x for the sample raffinate and sample eluent, respectively. As noted in the introduction, the significantly lower dilutions help to drop the total MRL for the analyte. Although the spike recoveries were half of expected in the eluent for several key elements, they were between 94-98% after Nd tracer correction. It is seen that the lower ICD limit requirements for the rare earths are attainable because of less dilution. Especially important is the extremely low Ga limit at 0.12 {mu}g/g Pu; an ICP-MS method is now available to accomplish this task on the sample raffinate. While B and V meet the column A limits, further development is needed to meet the column B limits. Even though V remained on the RE resin column, an analysis method is ready for investigation on the ICP-MS, but it does not mean that V cannot be measured on the ICP-ES at a low dilution to meet the column B limits. Furthermore, this column method can be applicable for ICP-ES as shown in Table 3-2, in that it trims the sample of Pu, decreasing and sometimes eliminating Pu spectral interferences.

  1. Interference effects in tunnelling of "cat" wave packet states

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    D. Sokolovski

    2015-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyse tunnelling of a single particle, whose initial state is given by a superposition of spatially separated wave packet modes. It is shown that "pile up" of different components the scatterer may change the tunnelling probabilities, making such states a convenient tool for probing the barrier's scattering times. Interference effects arising in resonance tunnelling in are studied in detail. The analysis allows us to gain further insight into the origin of interference effects in scattering of several identical particles.

  2. Glass particles produced by laser ablation for ICP-MS measurements

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    Gonzalez, J.; Liu, C.; Wen, S.; Mao, X.; Russo, R.E.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Glass particles produced by laser ablation for ICP-MS266nm) was used to generate glass particles from two sets ofWhen the current data on glass were compared with the metal

  3. THE NOTRE DAME INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA -MASS SPECTROMETRY (ICP-MS)

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    the PQII STE ICP-MS, Electrothermal Vaporization, and Laser Ablation units The report supercedes STE, LaserProbe (tuned to 266 nm, but with 532 nm and 1046 nm capabilities), CETAC Ultrasonic

  4. Quantum modulation against electromagnetic interference

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    Juan Carlos Garcia-Escartin

    2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Periodic signals in electrical and electronic equipment can cause interference in nearby devices. Randomized modulation of those signals spreads their energy through the frequency spectrum and can help to mitigate electromagnetic interference problems. The inherently random nature of quantum phenomena makes them a good control signal. I present a quantum modulation method based on the random statistics of quantum light. The paper describes pulse width modulation schemes where a Poissonian light source acts as a random control that spreads the energy of the potential interfering signals. I give an example application for switching-mode power supplies and comment the further possibilities of the method.

  5. SPEECH ENHANCEMENT FOR CROSSTALK INTERFERENCE

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    SPEECH ENHANCEMENT FOR CROSS­TALK INTERFERENCE by Levent M. Arslan and John H.L. Hansen Robust. Based on this noise esti­ mate, a new speech enhancement technique is proposed. The enhancement method EDICS Code: SPL.SA.1.5 Speech Enhancement submitted Jan. 19, 1996 to IEEE Signal Processing Letters

  6. Interference Channel with State Information

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    Zhang, Lili

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    the state is additive and symmetric at both receivers, we study both strong and weak interference scenarios and characterize the theoretical gap between the achievable symmetric rate and the upper bound, which is shown to be less than 1/4 bit for the strong...

  7. Formation of iron complexs from trifluoroacetic acid based liquid chromatography mobile phases as interference ions in liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization mass spectrometric analysis

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    Shukla, Anil K.; Zhang, Rui; Orton, Daniel J.; Zhao, Rui; Clauss, Therese RW; Moore, Ronald J.; Smith, Richard D.

    2011-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Two unexpected singly charged ions at m/z 1103 and 944 have been observed in mass spectra obtained from electrospray ionization-mass spectrometric analysis of liquid chromatography effluents with mobile phases containing trifluoroacetic acid. Accurate mass measurement and tandem mass spectrometry studies revealed that these two ions are not due to any contamination from solvents and chemicals used for mobile and stationary phases or from the laboratory atmospheric environment. Instead these ions are clusters of trifluoroacetic acid formed in association with acetonitrile, water and iron from the stainless steel union used to connect the column with the electrospray tip and to apply high voltage; the molecular formulae are Fe+((OH)(H2O)2)9(CF3COOH)5 and Fe+((OH)(H2O)2)6 (CF3COOH)5.

  8. NEW METHOD FOR REMOVAL OF SPECTRAL INTERFERENCES FOR BERYLLIUM ASSAY USING INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA ATOMIC EMISSION SPECTROMETRY

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    Maxwell, S; Matthew Nelson, M; Linda Youmans, L; Maureen Bernard, M

    2008-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Beryllium has been used widely in specific areas of nuclear technology. Frequent monitoring of air and possible contaminated surfaces in U.S Department of Energy (DOE) facilities is required to identify potential health risks and to protect DOE workers from beryllium-contaminated dust. A new method has been developed to rapidly remove spectral interferences prior to beryllium (Be) measurement by inductively-coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES). The ion exchange separation removes uranium (U), thorium (Th), niobium (Nb), vanadium (V), molybdenum (Mo), zirconium (Zr), tungsten (W), iron (Fe), chromium (Cr), cerium (Ce), erbium (Er) and titanium (Ti). A stacked column consisting of Diphonix Resin{reg_sign} and TEVA Resin{reg_sign} reduces the levels of the spectral interferences so that low level Be measurements can be performed accurately. If necessary, an additional anion exchange separation can be used for further removal of interferences, particularly chromium. The method has been tested using spiked filters, spiked wipe samples and certified reference material standards with high levels of interferences added. The method provides very efficient removal of spectral interferences with very good accuracy and precision for beryllium on filters or wipes. A vacuum box system is employed to reduce analytical time and reduce labor costs.

  9. N-Terminal Phosphorylation Sites of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 ICP0 Differentially Regulate Its Activities and Enhance Viral Replication

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    Mostafa, Heba H.; Thompson, Thornton W.; Davido, David J.

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in region I indicates the boundary between the second and third exons of ICP0. HSV-1 ICP0 Phosphorylation February 2013 Volume 87 Number 4 jvi.asm.org 2111 o n June 30, 2014 by University of Kansas http://jvi.asm.org/ D ow nloaded from sient... samples. HSV-1 ICP0 Phosphorylation February 2013 Volume 87 Number 4 jvi.asm.org 2113 o n June 30, 2014 by University of Kansas http://jvi.asm.org/ D ow nloaded from wild-type ICP0 (Fig. 7). Consequently, these data do not sup- port the hypothesis...

  10. Non-monotonic quantum to classical transition in multiparticle interference

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    Young-Sik Ra; Malte C. Tichy; Hyang-Tag Lim; Osung Kwon; Florian Mintert; Andreas Buchleitner; Yoon-Ho Kim

    2011-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We experimentally demonstrate the non-monotonic dependence of genuine many-particle interference signals on the particles' mutual distinguishability. Our theoretical analysis shows that such non-monotonicity is a generic feature of the quantum to classical transition in multiparticle correlation functions of more than two particles.

  11. Monitoring inspections of ICP program ECM and TA grantees. Final report

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    Not Available

    1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The activities undertaken to review DOE grants to schools, hospitals and municipalities under the Institutional Conservation Program (ICP) are reported. This Final Report is the result of a review of statistics and findings gathered over the period of the contract. It is intended to highlight aspects of the monitoring project and to make recommendations. This report is organized into four sections: the steps taken in organizing and implementing the review; statistics regarding the 92 grants reviewed; some of the common factors which fostered success or problems in the administration of the ICP grants; and recommendations.

  12. Herpes Simplex Virus 1 ICP27 Is Required for Transcription of Two Viral Late ( 2) Genes in Infected Cells

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    Knipe, David M.

    Herpes Simplex Virus 1 ICP27 Is Required for Transcription of Two Viral Late ( 2) Genes in Infected January 18, 2001; accepted March 1, 2001 The herpes simplex virus infected cell protein 27 (ICP27 expression during productive infection by herpes simplex virus 1 is well doc- umented (Clements et al., 1977

  13. Application of laser ablation-ICP-mass spectrometry for 2-dimensional mapping of element distributions in a

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    Claeys, Philippe

    Application of laser ablation-ICP-mass spectrometry for 2-dimensional mapping of element McDonald,d Scott W. Hassler,ce Philippe Claeysb and Frank Vanhaecke*a Laser ablation spherules, were acquired by LA-ICP-MS using two different ablation ­ standard (circular) and teardrop

  14. HSV-1 ICP0: An E3 Ubiquitin Ligase That Counteracts Host Intrinsic and Innate Immunity

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    Lanfranca, Mirna Perusina; Mostafa, Heba H.; Davido, David J.

    2014-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) encoded E3 ubiquitin ligase, infected cell protein 0 (ICP0), is required for efficient lytic viral replication and regulates the switch between the lytic and latent states of HSV-1. As an E3 ubiquitin ligase...

  15. Improving Alpha Spectrometry Energy Resolution by Ion Implantation with ICP-MS

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    Dion, Michael P.; Liezers, Martin; Farmer, Orville T.; Miller, Brian W.; Morley, Shannon M.; Barinaga, Charles J.; Eiden, Gregory C.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report results of a novel technique using an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) as a method of source preparation for alpha spectrometry. This method produced thin, contaminant free 241Am samples which yielded extraordinary energy resolution which appear to be at the lower limit of the detection technology used in this research.

  16. Interference Channel with State Information 

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    Zhang, Lili

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    with State Information. (August 2012) Lili Zhang, B.S., University of Science and Technology of China; M.S., University of Science and Technology of China Chair of Advisory Committee: Shuguang Cui In this dissertation, we study the state-dependent two... Fig. 2.: The interference channel with state information non-causally known at both transmitters. channel is assumed to be memoryless, i.e., p(yn1 , yn2 |xn1 , xn2 , sn) = n? i=1 p(y1i, y2i|x1i, x2i, si), where i is the element index for each...

  17. Long working distance interference microscope

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    Sinclair, Michael B.; DeBoer, Maarten P.; Smith, Norman F.

    2004-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Disclosed is a long working distance interference microscope suitable for three-dimensional imaging and metrology of MEMS devices and test structures on a standard microelectronics probe station. The long working distance of 10-30 mm allows standard probes or probe cards to be used. This enables nanometer-scale 3-D height profiles of MEMS test structures to be acquired across an entire wafer. A well-matched pair of reference/sample objectives is not required, significantly reducing the cost of this microscope, as compared to a Linnik microinterferometer.

  18. Feedback and Interference Alignment in Networks

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    Suh, Changho

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2 Feedback in the Gaussian Interference Channel 2.1Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5 Feedback Capacity2.6 Role of Feedback . . . . . . . .

  19. Bargaining and the MISO Interference Channel

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    Nokleby, Matthew; Swindlehurst, A. Lee

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the pareto boundary for the MISO interference channel,” IEEEinterference in the Gaussian MISO broadcast channel,” inOn maximizing the sum network MISO broadcast capacity,” in

  20. S10-Sound-Interference -1 -Page 1 of 8 INTERFERENCE OF SOUND WAVES

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    Glashausser, Charles

    S10-Sound-Interference - 1 - Page 1 of 8 INTERFERENCE OF SOUND WAVES PURPOSE: To measure the wavelength, frequency, and propagation speed of ultrasonic sound waves and to observe interference phenomena with ultrasonic sound waves. APPARATUS: Oscilloscope, function generator, transducers, meter stick, angle board

  1. BIOSIGNAL 2004, extended abstract Complex Analysis of Intracranial Hypertension in Traumatic

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    BIOSIGNAL 2004, extended abstract Complex Analysis of Intracranial Hypertension in Traumatic Brain from a stable state of normal ICP (hypertension (ICH; ICP > 25 mm of intracranial hypertension: (1) the difference between the minimum value in the ICH region and the maximum value

  2. Distributed Interference Pricing with MISO Channels

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    Kuzmanovic, Aleksandar

    Distributed Interference Pricing with MISO Channels Changxin Shi, Randall A. Berry, and Michael L an interference channel consisting of multi- input, single-output (MISO) wireless links. The objective generalized to a MISO network, as shown in Sec- tion II. Such an algorithm was previously presented in [3

  3. (Revised May 25, 2012) Interference of Light

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    Collins, Gary S.

    (Revised May 25, 2012) Interference of Light WARNING: Use the laser SAFELY. Do not look directly) To observe the interference patterns for laser light passing through a single narrow slit, through two. (2) To determine by graphical techniques the wavelength of the laser light based on the observed

  4. IEEE I&CPS Conf., May 7-11, San Antonio, Texas, pp. 147-152 Reliability of Lightning Resistant

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    Tolbert, Leon M.

    IEEE I&CPS Conf., May 7-11, San Antonio, Texas, pp. 147-152 Reliability of Lightning Resistant essentially remained unchanged in the last 32 years which allows a meaningful comparison of reliability trends

  5. Institute on Climate and Planets http://icp.giss.nasa.gov/ The Role of the Atmosphere and Greenhouse Effect in

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    http://icp.giss.nasa.gov/ The Role of the Atmosphere and Greenhouse Effect in Determining the Surface. This process is the natural greenhouse effect. The earths surface receives solar energy and energy reradiated

  6. anomalous quantum interference: Topics by E-print Network

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    superconducting quantum interference device SQUID-temperature RT sample scanning superconduct- ing quantum interference device SQUID microscopy SSM is a very Weiss, Benjamin P....

  7. Optimal Distributed Beamforming for MISO Interference Channels

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    Qiu, Jiaming

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, the problem of quantifying the Pareto optimal boundary of the achievable rate region is considered over multiple-input single-output(MISO)interference channels, where the problem boils down to solving a sequence of convex feasibility...

  8. Fundamental and methodological investigations for the improvement of elemental analysis by inductively coupled plasma mass soectrometry

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    Ebert, Christopher Hysjulien [Ames Laboratory

    2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation describes a variety of studies meant to improve the analytical performance of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and laser ablation (LA) ICP-MS. The emission behavior of individual droplets and LA generated particles in an ICP is studied using a high-speed, high frame rate digital camera. Phenomena are observed during the ablation of silicate glass that would cause elemental fractionation during analysis by ICP-MS. Preliminary work for ICP torch developments specifically tailored for the improvement of LA sample introduction are presented. An abnormal scarcity of metal-argon polyatomic ions (MAr{sup +}) is observed during ICP-MS analysis. Evidence shows that MAr{sup +} ions are dissociated by collisions with background gas in a shockwave near the tip of the skimmer cone. Method development towards the improvement of LA-ICP-MS for environmental monitoring is described. A method is developed to trap small particles in a collodion matrix and analyze each particle individually by LA-ICP-MS.

  9. Contractive Interference Functions and Rates of Convergence of Distributed Power Control Laws

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    Johansson, Hamid Reza Feyzmahdavian 'and' Mikael

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The standard interference functions introduced by Yates have been very influential on the analysis and design of distributed power control laws. While powerful and versatile, the framework has some drawbacks: the existence of fixed-points has to be established separately, and no guarantees are given on the rate of convergence of the iterates. This paper introduces contractive interference functions, a slight reformulation of the standard interference functions that guarantees the existence and uniqueness of fixed-points along with geometric convergence. We show that many power control laws from the literature are contractive and derive, sometimes for the first time, analytical convergence rate estimates for these algorithms. We also prove that contractive interference functions converge when executed totally asynchronously and, under the assumption that the communication delay is bounded, derive an explicit bound on the convergence time penalty due to increased delay. Finally, we demonstrate that although all...

  10. Complete three photon Hong-Ou-Mandel interference at a three port device

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    S. Mährlein; J. von Zanthier; G. S. Agarwal

    2015-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the possibility of completely destructive interference of three indistinguishable photons on a three port device providing a generalisation of the well known Hong-Ou-Mandel interference of two indistinguishable photons on a two port device. Our analysis is based on the underlying mathematical framework of SU(3) transformations rather than SU(2) transformations. We show the completely destructive three photon interference for a large range of parameters of the three port device. As each output port can deliver zero to three photons the device generates higher dimensional entanglement. In particular, different forms of entangled states of qudits can be generated depending again on the device parameters. Our system is different from a symmetric three port beam splitter which does not exhibit a three photon Hong-Ou-Mandel interference.

  11. Distributed Precoding for MISO Interference Channels with Channel Mean Feedback

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    Ulukus, Sennur

    Distributed Precoding for MISO Interference Channels with Channel Mean Feedback: Algorithms precoding algorithms for multiple-input single-output (MISO) interference channels, where each trans- mitter- antenna wireless interference channels [5]-[7]. For multiple- input single-output (MISO) interference

  12. Generalized multi-photon quantum interference

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    Max Tillmann; Si-Hui Tan; Sarah E. Stoeckl; Barry C. Sanders; Hubert de Guise; René Heilmann; Stefan Nolte; Alexander Szameit; Philip Walther

    2015-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Non-classical interference of photons lies at the heart of optical quantum information processing. This effect is exploited in universal quantum gates as well as in purpose-built quantum computers that solve the BosonSampling problem. Although non-classical interference is often associated with perfectly indistinguishable photons this only represents the degenerate case, hard to achieve under realistic experimental conditions. Here we exploit tunable distinguishability to reveal the full spectrum of multi-photon non-classical interference. This we investigate in theory and experiment by controlling the delay times of three photons injected into an integrated interferometric network. We derive the entire coincidence landscape and identify transition matrix immanants as ideally suited functions to describe the generalized case of input photons with arbitrary distinguishability. We introduce a compact description by utilizing a natural basis which decouples the input state from the interferometric network, thereby providing a useful tool for even larger photon numbers.

  13. Non-classical paths in interference experiments

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    Rahul Sawant; Joseph Samuel; Aninda Sinha; Supurna Sinha; Urbasi Sinha

    2014-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    In a double slit interference experiment, the wave function at the screen with both slits open is not exactly equal to the sum of the wave functions with the slits individually open one at a time. The three scenarios represent three different boundary conditions and as such, the superposition principle should not be applicable. However, most well known text books in quantum mechanics implicitly and/or explicitly use this assumption which is only approximately true. In our present study, we have used the Feynman path integral formalism to quantify contributions from non-classical paths in quantum interference experiments which provide a measurable deviation from a naive application of the superposition principle. A direct experimental demonstration for the existence of these non-classical paths is hard. We find that contributions from such paths can be significant and we propose simple three-slit interference experiments to directly confirm their existence.

  14. ICP-PECVD PRODUCTION TOOL FOR INDUSTRIAL AlOX AND Si-BASED PASSIVATION LAYERS B.F.P. Roos1

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    of different materials on silicon solar wafers using inductively coupled plasma (ICP). One of the major features of the ICP technology is the high plasma density at low kinetic ion energy. These plasma on the SINGULAR production tool platform is discussed. A special focus will be placed on a-SiOxNy/SiNx and Al

  15. Phonon interference effects in molecular junctions

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    Markussen, Troels, E-mail: troels.markussen@gmail.com [Center for Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD), Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark)] [Center for Atomic-scale Materials Design (CAMD), Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark)

    2013-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We study coherent phonon transport through organic, ?-conjugated molecules. Using first principles calculations and Green's function methods, we find that the phonon transmission function in cross-conjugated molecules, like meta-connected benzene, exhibits destructive quantum interference features very analogous to those observed theoretically and experimentally for electron transport in similar molecules. The destructive interference features observed in four different cross-conjugated molecules significantly reduce the thermal conductance with respect to linear conjugated analogues. Such control of the thermal conductance by chemical modifications could be important for thermoelectric applications of molecular junctions.

  16. GIDL: GENERALIZED INTERFERENCE DETECTION AND LOCALIZATION SYSTEM

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    Stanford University

    Augmentation Sys- tem (WAAS) are being developed by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide of the Federal Aviation Administration. I am very grateful for this support. Without it this project proba- bly locate interference sources. The GIDL System has been successfully demonstrated to the Federal Aviation

  17. Asymmetrical Path Interference Test of Light

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    Mei Xiaochun

    2006-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The asymmetrical path interference test of light is put forward in the paper. In the test, two different results would arise under the same experimental conditions if light is regarded as wave or particle. Therefore, the test can help us to comprehend which concept, wave or particle, is more essential for micro-particles.

  18. DESIGN AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A NOVEL ICP PLASMA TOOL FOR HIGH SPEED AND HIGH ACCURACY DRIE PROCESSING

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    Technische Universiteit Delft

    the ion density profile across the plasma chamber in a research DRIE tool. The plasma conditions are: Ar ion density. Process chamber centre EdgeEdge 0 100 200 300 400 Sheetthickness(m) Process chamber argon ion density measured in a conventional ICP. 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 Process chamber centre Edge

  19. Ultrafast laser ablation ICP-MS: role of spot size, laser fluence, and repetition rate in signal intensity

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    Harilal, S. S.

    Ultrafast laser ablation ICP-MS: role of spot size, laser fluence, and repetition rate in signal,a Richard E. Russob and Ahmed Hassaneina Ultrafast laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass system. Though ultrafast laser ablation sample introduction provides better accuracy and precision

  20. Studies on the content of heavy metals in Aries River using ICP-MS

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    Voica, Cezara, E-mail: Cezara.Voica@itim-cj.ro; Kovacs, Melinda, E-mail: Cezara.Voica@itim-cj.ro; Feher, Ioana, E-mail: Cezara.Voica@itim-cj.ro [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath Str., 400293 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)] [National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 65-103 Donath Str., 400293 Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

    2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Among the industrial branches, the mining industry has always been an important source of environmental pollution, both aesthetically and chemically. Through this paper results of ICP-MS characterization of Aries River Basin are reported. Mining activities from this area has resulted in contamination of environment and its surrounding biota. This is clearly evidenced in analyzed water samples, especially from Baia de Aries site where increased amount of trace elements as Cr, Zn, As, Se, Cd, Pb and U were founded. Also in this site greater amount of rare earth elements was evidenced also. Through monitoring of Aries River from other non-mining area it was observed that the quantitative content of heavy metals was below the maximum permissible levels which made us to conclude that the water table wasn't seriously affected (which possibly might be attributed to the cessation of mining activities in this area from a few years ago)

  1. Light Vector Meson Photoproduction off of H at Jefferson Lab and rho-omega Interference in the Leptonic Decay Channel

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    Chaden Djalali

    2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent studies of light vector meson production in heavy nuclear targets has generated interest in {rho}-{omega} interference in the leptonic e{sup +}e{sup -} decay channel. An experimental study of the elementary process provides valuable input for theoretical models and calculations. In experiment E04-005 (g12), high statistics photoproduction data has been taken in Jefferson Lab's Hall B with the Cebaf Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS). The invariant mass spectrum is fitted with two interfering relativistic Breit-Wigner functions to determine the interference phase. Preliminary analysis indicate a measurable {rho}-{omega} interference.

  2. Stochastic Ordering of Interferences in Large-scale Wireless Networks

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    Lee, Junghoon

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Stochastic orders are binary relations defined on probability distributions which capture intuitive notions like being larger or being more variable. This paper introduces stochastic ordering of interference distributions in large-scale networks modeled as point process. Interference is the main performance-limiting factor in most wireless networks, thus it is important to understand its statistics. Since closed-form results for the distribution of interference for such networks are only available in limited cases, interference of networks are compared using stochastic orders, even when closed form expressions for interferences are not tractable. We show that the interference from a large-scale network depends on the fading distributions with respect to the stochastic Laplace transform order. The condition for path-loss models is also established to have stochastic ordering between interferences. The stochastic ordering of interferences between different networks are also shown. Monte-Carlo simulations are us...

  3. Quantum interference in an electron-hole graphene ring system

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    Smirnov, D.; Schmidt, H.; Haug, R. J. [Institut für Festkörperphysik, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Appelstr. 2 30167 Hannover (Germany)

    2013-12-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum interference is observed in a graphene ring system via the Aharonov Bohm effect. As graphene is a gapless semiconductor, this geometry allows to study the unique situation of quantum interference between electrons and holes in addition to the unipolar quantum interference. The period and amplitude of the observed Aharonov-Bohm oscillations are independent of the sign of the applied gate voltage showing the equivalence between unipolar and dipolar interference.

  4. Interference of Cooper Pairs Emitted from Independent Superconductors

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    Mauro Iazzi; Kazuya Yuasa

    2010-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    We discuss the interference in the two-particle distribution of the electrons emitted from two independent superconductors. It is clarified that, while the interference appearing in the antibunching correlation is due to the Hanbury Brown and Twiss effect, that in the positive correlation due to superconductivity is intrinsically different and is nothing but the first-order interference of Cooper pairs emitted from different sources. This is the equivalent of the interference of two independent Bose-Einstein condensates.

  5. Dangerous Human-Made Interference with Climate Testimony of

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    Hansen, James E.

    Dangerous Human-Made Interference with Climate Testimony of James E. Hansen 4273 Durham Road of Representatives 26 April 2007 #12;2 Dangerous Human-Made Interference with Climate Contents 1. Summary 2. Basis for Testimony A. Dangerous human-made interference with climate: a GISS modelE study (in press: Atmospheric

  6. Political Interference with Government Climate Change Science Testimony of

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    Hansen, James E.

    Interference with Climate Change Science A. Communication of Climate Change Threat B. Delay of ActionPolitical Interference with Government Climate Change Science Testimony of James E. Hansen;2 Political Interference with Government Climate Change Science Contents 1. Rationale of Presentation 2. My

  7. Quantitative 3-D Elemental Mapping by LA-ICP-MS of a Basaltic Clast from the Hanford 300 Area, Washington, USA

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    Hu, Qinhong "Max"

    : Laser ablation with inductively coupled plasma- mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) was used to measure (XAS2,8 ), and by cryogenic laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy (CLIFS7 ). Both XAS and CLIFS

  8. Laser-ablation split-stream ICP petrochronology Andrew R.C. Kylander-Clark , Bradley R. Hacker, John M. Cottle

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    Hacker, Bradley R.

    Laser-ablation split-stream ICP petrochronology Andrew R.C. Kylander-Clark , Bradley R. Hacker Keywords: Laser ablation Geochronology Geochemistry Accessory minerals Laser-ablation split-stream (LASS

  9. Measurement of elemental speciation by liquid chromatography -- inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LC-ICP-MS) with the direct injection nebulizer (DIN)

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    Shum, S.

    1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis is divided into 4 parts: elemental speciation, speciation of mercury and lead compounds by microbore column LC-ICP-MS with direct injection nebulization, spatially resolved measurements of size and velocity distributions of aerosol droplets from a direct injection nebulizer, and elemental speciation by anion exchange and size exclusion chromatography with detection by ICP-MS with direct injection nebulization. Tabs, figs, refs.

  10. Optimal Distributed Beamforming for MISO Interference Channels

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    Qiu, Jiaming; Luo, Zhi-Quan; Cui, Shuguang

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the problem of quantifying the Pareto optimal boundary in the achievable rate region over multiple-input single-output (MISO) interference channels, where the problem boils down to solving a sequence of convex feasibility problems after certain transformations. The feasibility problem is solved by two new distributed optimal beamforming algorithms, where the first one is to parallelize the computation based on the method of alternating projections, and the second one is to localize the computation based on the method of cyclic projections. Convergence proofs are established for both algorithms.

  11. [Frontiers in Bioscience, 5, a10-17, May 1, 2000] UV-OZONE ASHING OF CELLS AND TISSUES FOR SPATIALLY RESOLVED TRACE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

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    Gilbert, Pupa Gelsomina De Stasio

    TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Abstract 2. Introduction 3. Materials and methods 3.1. UV/ozone oven 3.2. Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analysis 3.3. Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES) 3

  12. Compound and Elemental Analysis At Salt Wells Area (Coolbaugh...

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    Induced Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS), using ICP emission and atomic absorption methods for cations and ICP emission for anions. The hottest sampled spring appears...

  13. SST Sample Characterization Analysis of Archive Samples 102-C, 105-C, and 106-C

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    Hara, F. T.; Kaye, J. H.; Steele, R. T.; Stromatt, R. W.; Thomas, D. L.; Urie, M. W.

    1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A substantial effort is planned to be initiated at the Hanford Site regarding the characterization of 149 single-shell tanks (SSTs) containing the byproducts of reprocessing during the 1950s and 1960s. Sampling and analysis, in distinct phases, are planned to involve laboratory investigations to determine both chemical and radionuclide inventories, so that waste disposal decisions can be developed. During 1989, trial analyses were performed on four archived samples from SSTs at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory using established U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols and radiochemical procedures. The analysis of the archived SST waste material provides three important types of data for use in planning Phase I-A and Phase 1-B sample analysis. The types of data served as input to I) fi na 1 i zing the waste samp 1 e analysis procedures and methods and identify where procedure developmen~ may be needed, 2) evaluating the impact of normal paraffin hydrocarbon (NPH) lubricant {used in field sampling) on extracting inorganics or radionuclides from the SST sample, and 3) identifying trends in amounts of occupational radiation exposure expected from performing the various analysis procedures. Overall, the results are qualitative in nature, and the conclusions given are to be used with appropriate respect for the limitations of small amounts of data from four samples used in development processes. The results of the Phase I-A and I-B sample analysis will provide essential data for method performance for use in finalizing Phase I-C planning and methods development scope. Section 2.0, Inorganic Analysis, encompasses sample preparation, sample analysis, identification of methods performance limitations, and possible alternatives. Performance of the inorganic analytical methods was evaluated and changes were made to some of the procedures. In some cases, inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (referred to in this report as ICP) did not provide the levels of accuracy and precision usually required for EPA work due to interference by other elements. In these cases, other methods are suggested as appropriate for trial as alternatives. In all cases, duplicates, spikes, and blanks were used to establish performance of the methods for the specific waste matrix. Results focused on problems in using the methods tested on the samples, the suitability of the ICP method of determining EP Toxicity metal ions and 22 EPA pollutant metal ions, and the suitability of cold vapor atomic absorption (CVAA) for mercury determinations. Problems areas identified are ICP spectral corrections, poor reproducibility from water leach and EP Toxicity methods, and adjustments needed for mercury analysis by CVAA. Section 3.0, Organics Analysis, details two screening procedures [total organic carbon (TOC) and gas chromatography (GC)], extraction procedures and related problems, surrogate spiking to test extraction efficiencies and matrix effects, and semivolatile organics via GC/mass spectroscopy (MS). The results show that the GC/MS is vulnerable to fouling and overload and that a combination of dilution and perhaps acidification are required to provide acceptable results. NPH and silicone-based lubricants from the sampling process impact the semivolatile analysis; however, with some modification the semivolatile method based on EPA SOW 288 can be used. Section 4.0, Radionuclide Analysis, evaluates procedures used to measure the radionuclides that might be found in the SST tank waste samples and establishes the level of accuracy and precision that can be expected. These data reveal that additional procedure development is needed in order to measure all of the radionuclides listed in Table 4-14 of the Waste Characterization Plan. In addition, the archive samples analyzed may not be representative of the tank population and considerable adaptation of the radiochemical procedures may be necessary to perform the desired measurements. NPH tests were conducted to determine whether the NPH from the field sampling process extracted significan

  14. asymmetric reproductive interference: Topics by E-print Network

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    inversely related to Gouldian finch reproduc- tive 4 Lepton-Flavored Asymmetric Dark Matter and Interference in Direct Detection HEP - Phenomenology (arXiv) Summary: In flavored...

  15. anthropogenic interference dangerous: Topics by E-print Network

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    17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 A SLIPPERY SLOPE: HOW MUCH GLOBAL WARMING CONSTITUTES "DANGEROUS ANTHROPOGENIC INTERFERENCE"? Multidisciplinary...

  16. Multilevel interference lithography--fabricating sub-wavelength periodic nanostructures

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    Chang, Chih-Hao, 1980-

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Periodic nanostructures have many exciting applications, including high-energy spectroscopy, patterned magnetic media, photonic crystals, and templates for self-assembly. Interference lithography (IL) is an attractive ...

  17. Surface Cleaning Techniques: Ultra-Trace ICP-MS Sample Preparation and Assay of HDPE

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    Overman, Nicole R.; Hoppe, Eric W.; Addleman, Raymond S.

    2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The world’s most sensitive radiation detection and assay systems depend upon ultra-low background (ULB) materials to reduce unwanted radiological backgrounds. Herein, we evaluate methods to clean HDPE, a material of interest to ULB systems and the means to provide rapid assay of surface and bulk contamination. ULB level material and ultra-trace level detection of actinide elements is difficult to attain, due to the introduction of contamination from sample preparation equipment such as pipette tips, sample vials, forceps, etc. and airborne particulate. To date, literature available on the cleaning of such polymeric materials and equipment for ULB applications and ultra-trace analyses is limited. For these reasons, a study has been performed to identify an effective way to remove surface contamination from polymers in an effort to provide improved instrumental detection limits. Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS) was utilized to assess the effectiveness of a variety of leachate solutions for removal of inorganic uranium and thorium surface contamination from polymers, specifically high density polyethylene (HDPE). HDPE leaching procedures were tested to optimize contaminant removal of thorium and uranium. Calibration curves for thorium and uranium ranged from 15 ppq (fg/mL) to 1 ppt (pg/mL). Detection limits were calculated at 6 ppq for uranium and 7 ppq for thorium. Results showed the most effective leaching reagent to be clean 6 M nitric acid for 72 hour exposures. Contamination levels for uranium and thorium found in the leachate solutions were significant for ultralow level radiation detection applications.

  18. Long working distance incoherent interference microscope

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    Sinclair, Michael B. (Albuquerque, NM); De Boer, Maarten P. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2006-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    A full-field imaging, long working distance, incoherent interference microscope suitable for three-dimensional imaging and metrology of MEMS devices and test structures on a standard microelectronics probe station. A long working distance greater than 10 mm allows standard probes or probe cards to be used. This enables nanometer-scale 3-dimensional height profiles of MEMS test structures to be acquired across an entire wafer while being actively probed, and, optionally, through a transparent window. An optically identical pair of sample and reference arm objectives is not required, which reduces the overall system cost, and also the cost and time required to change sample magnifications. Using a LED source, high magnification (e.g., 50.times.) can be obtained having excellent image quality, straight fringes, and high fringe contrast.

  19. On the superposition principle in interference experiments

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    Aninda Sinha; Aravind H. Vijay; Urbasi Sinha

    2014-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    The superposition principle is usually incorrectly applied in interference experiments. This has recently been investigated through numerics based on Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) methods as well as the Feynman path integral formalism. In the current work, we have derived an analytic formula for the Sorkin parameter which can be used to determine the deviation from the application of the principle. We have found excellent agreement between the analytic distribution and those that have been earlier estimated by numerical integration as well as resource intensive FDTD simulations. The analytic handle would be useful for comparing theory with future experiments. It is applicable both to physics based on classical wave equations as well as the non-relativistic Schrodinger equation.

  20. SINR Balancing and Beamforming for the MISO Interference Channel

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    Gesbert, David

    SINR Balancing and Beamforming for the MISO Interference Channel Francesco Negro, Martina Cardone.negro@eurecom.fr, dirk.slock@eurecom.fr Abstract--In this paper a K user multi-input single-output (MISO) interference noise contribution (Noisy IFC). We address the MISO downlink (DL) beamformer design and power allocation

  1. Revenue Management for Cognitive Spectrum Underlay Networks: An Interference Elasticity

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    Huang, Jianwei

    to the large body of work on uplink power control with pricing for CDMA networks (e.g., [5]­[10] and a recent a total received interference power constraint at the primary user's receiver. The transmission power1 Revenue Management for Cognitive Spectrum Underlay Networks: An Interference Elasticity

  2. Correcting the Bias of Subtractive Interference Cancellation in CDMA

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    Winther, Ole

    ­of­the­art subtractive interference cancellation in all setups tested, for example in one case doubling the number of user at a bit error rate of 10 2 . To obtain such a good performance for finite size systems, where temperatures (noise levels). In the limit of infinite large system size, the new subtractive interference

  3. Optimal Energy-Bandwidth Allocation for Energy Harvesting Interference Networks

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    Fisher, Kathleen

    Optimal Energy-Bandwidth Allocation for Energy Harvesting Interference Networks Zhe Wang, Vaneet@research.att.com Abstract--We develop optimal energy-bandwidth allocation algorithm for the energy harvesting transmitters in interference networks. We assume that both the channel gain and the harvested energy are known for K slots

  4. Time varying ISI model for nonlinear interference noise

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    Dar, Ronen; Mecozzi, Antonio; Shtaif, Mark

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the effect of nonlinear interference in WDM systems is equivalent to slowly varying inter-symbol-interference (ISI), and hence its cancellation can be carried out by means of adaptive linear filtering. We characterize the ISI coefficients and discuss the potential gain following from their cancellation.

  5. Grid Cells and Theta as Oscillatory Interference: Theory and Predictions

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    Burgess, Neil

    Grid Cells and Theta as Oscillatory Interference: Theory and Predictions Neil Burgess* ABSTRACT: The oscillatory interference model [Burgess et al. (2007) Hippocampus 17:801­802] of grid cell firing is reviewed as an algorith- mic level description of path integration and as an implementation level description of grid

  6. Role of electron-electron interference in ultrafast time-resolved imaging of electronic wavepackets

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    Dixit, Gopal [Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Notkestrasse 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); Santra, Robin [Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY, Notkestrasse 85, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); Department of Physics, University of Hamburg, D-20355 Hamburg (Germany)

    2013-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Ultrafast time-resolved x-ray scattering is an emerging approach to image the dynamical evolution of the electronic charge distribution during complex chemical and biological processes in real-space and real-time. Recently, the differences between semiclassical and quantum-electrodynamical (QED) theory of light-matter interaction for scattering of ultrashort x-ray pulses from the electronic wavepacket were formally demonstrated and visually illustrated by scattering patterns calculated for an electronic wavepacket in atomic hydrogen [G. Dixit, O. Vendrell, and R. Santra, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109, 11636 (2012)]. In this work, we present a detailed analysis of time-resolved x-ray scattering from a sample containing a mixture of non-stationary and stationary electrons within both the theories. In a many-electron system, the role of scattering interference between a non-stationary and several stationary electrons to the total scattering signal is investigated. In general, QED and semiclassical theory provide different results for the contribution from the scattering interference, which depends on the energy resolution of the detector and the x-ray pulse duration. The present findings are demonstrated by means of a numerical example of x-ray time-resolved imaging for an electronic wavepacket in helium. It is shown that the time-dependent scattering interference vanishes within semiclassical theory and the corresponding patterns are dominated by the scattering contribution from the time-independent interference, whereas the time-dependent scattering interference contribution do not vanish in the QED theory and the patterns are dominated by the scattering contribution from the non-stationary electron scattering.

  7. Performance analysis of interference suppression techniques for multiple antenna systems

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    Amihood, Patrick

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Pre-BLAST-DFE Technique for MISO Channels with DecentralizedPrecoding Operating over MISO Frequency Selec- tive Fadingon a Nonlinear Precoder for MISO Channels with Decentralized

  8. A framework for low-complexity iterative interference cancellation in communication systems

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    Chan, Albert M. (Albert Michael), 1975-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Communication over interference channels poses challenges not present for the more traditional additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channels. In order to approach the information limits of an interference channel, interference ...

  9. Near-infrared Hong-Ou-Mandel interference on a silicon quantum photonic circuit

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    Xinan Xu; Zhenda Xie; Jiangjun Zheng; Junlin Liang; Tian Zhong; Mingbin Yu; Serdar Kocaman; Guo-Qiang Lo; Dim-Lee Kwong; Dirk R. Englund; Franco N. C. Wong; Chee Wei Wong

    2012-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Near-infrared Hong-Ou-Mandel quantum interference is observed in silicon nanophotonic directional couplers with raw visibilities on-chip at 90.5%. Spectrally-bright 1557-nm two-photon states are generated in a periodically-poled KTiOPO4 waveguide chip, serving as the entangled photon source and pumped with a self-injection locked laser, for the photon statistical measurements. Efficient four-port coupling in the communications C-band and in the high-index-contrast silicon photonics platform is demonstrated, with matching theoretical predictions of the quantum interference visibility. Constituents for the residual quantum visibility imperfection are examined, supported with theoretical analysis of the sequentially-triggered multipair biphoton contribution and techniques for visibility compensation, towards scalable high-bitrate quantum information processing and communications.

  10. GSI Oscillations as Interference of Neutrino Flavour Mass--Eigenstates and Measuring Process

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    A. N. Ivanov; P. Kienle

    2014-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is addressed to the proof of the important role of measuring apparatus, i.e. the measuring process, in the formation of necessary and sufficient conditions for the explanation of a time modulation of K-shell electron capture (EC) decay rates of hydrogen-like (H-like) heavy ions (or the GSI oscillations) as the interference of neutrino mass-eigenstates of the electron neutrino constituents. For our analysis we use a toy-model, which has been recently proposed by Peshkin arXiv: 1403.4292 [nucl-th] for a verification of the mechanism of the GSI oscillations as the interference of neutrino mass-eigenstates by Ivanov and Kienle Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 062502 (2009).

  11. GSI Oscillations as Interference of Neutrino Flavour Mass--Eigenstates and Measuring Process

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    Ivanov, A N

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is addressed to the proof of the important role of measuring apparatus, i.e. the measuring process, in the formation of necessary and sufficient conditions for the explanation of a time modulation of K-shell electron capture (EC) decay rates of hydrogen-like (H-like) heavy ions (or the GSI oscillations) as the interference of neutrino mass-eigenstates of the electron neutrino constituents. For our analysis we use a toy-model, which has been recently proposed by Peshkin arXiv: 1403.4292 [nucl-th] for a verification of the mechanism of the GSI oscillations as the interference of neutrino mass-eigenstates by Ivanov and Kienle Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 062502 (2009).

  12. Interference-induced splitting of resonances in spontaneous emission

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    R. Arun

    2007-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We study the resonance fluorescence from a coherently driven four-level atom in the Y-type configuration. The effects of quantum interference induced by spontaneous emission on the fluorescence properties of the atom are investigated. It is found that the quantum interference resulting from cascade emission decays of the atom leads to a splitting of resonances in the excited level populations calculated as a function of light detuning. For some parameters, interference assisted enhancement of inner sidebands and narrowing of central peaks may also occur in the fluorescence spectrum. We present a physical understandingof our numerical results using the dressed state description of the atom-light interaction.

  13. Nonclassical effects in two-photon interference experiments: event-by-event simulations

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    -photon interference experiments with two independent sources, like the Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiment: Interference, Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiment, Ghosh-Mandel experiment, quantum theory, discrete

  14. Interference suppression in spread-spectrum networks

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    Sui, Haichang

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    G. Proakis, “Analysis of a MISO pre- BLAST-DFE technique forpre-BLAST-DFE technique for MISO channels with decentralized

  15. Advanced interference management techniques for future wireless networks 

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    Razavi, Seyed Morteza

    2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we design advanced interference management techniques for future wireless networks under the availability of perfect and imperfect channel state information (CSI). We do so by considering a generalized ...

  16. Quantum interference as a resource for quantum speedup

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    Dan Stahlke

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum states can in a sense be thought of as generalizations of classical probability distributions, but are more powerful than probability distributions when used for computation or communication. Quantum speedup therefore requires some feature of quantum states that classical probability distributions lack. One such feature is interference. We quantify interference and show that there can be no quantum speedup due to a small number of operations incapable of generating large amounts of interference (although large numbers of such operations can in fact lead to quantum speedup). Low-interference operations include sparse unitaries, Grover reflections, short time/low energy Hamiltonian evolutions, and the Haar wavelet transform. Circuits built from such operations can be classically simulated via a Monte Carlo technique making use of a convex combination of two Markov chains. Applications to query complexity, communication complexity, and the Wigner representation are discussed.

  17. Power dependence of pure spin current injection by quantum interference

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    Ruzicka, Brian Andrew; Zhao, Hui

    2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the power dependence of pure spin current injection in GaAs bulk and quantumwell samples by a quantum interference and control technique. Spin separation is measured as a function of the relative strength of the two transition...

  18. Interference-Aware Geometric Modeling David Harmon1

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    Grinspun, Eitan

    Interference-Aware Geometric Modeling David Harmon1 Daniele Panozzo1,2 Olga Sorkine1,3 Denis Zorin1 as glaring artifacts, and eliminate the ability to use the final model further down many software pipelines

  19. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding of Single-Walled Carbon

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    Gao, Hongjun

    , electrically conducting polymer composites have gained popularity recently because of their light weight (SWNT)-polymer composites have been fabricated to evaluate the electromagnetic interference (EMI) of a composite material depends on many factors, including the filler's intrinsic conductivity, dielectric

  20. Cryogenic direct current superconducting quantum interference device readout circuit

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    Le Roy, Robert J.

    Cryogenic direct current superconducting quantum interference device readout circuit Michael Mück SQUID readout circuit, which can be operated at liquid helium temperatures. Although room electronics, and feedback coil as short as possible to minimize phase shifts and time delays. Cooling

  1. Interference management techniques in large-scale wireless networks 

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    Luo, Yi

    2015-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, advanced interference management techniques are designed and evaluated for large-scale wireless networks with realistic assumptions, such as signal propagation loss, random node distribution and ...

  2. Multi-band OFDM UWB receiver with narrowband interference suppression 

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    Kelleci, Burak

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A multi band orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) compatible ultra wideband (UWB) receiver with narrowband interference (NBI) suppression capability is presented. The average transmit power of UWB system ...

  3. Discovery and biochemical characterization of RNA interference in budding yeast

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    Weinberg, David E. (David Eric)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RNA interference (RNAi) is a eukaryotic pathway for the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. In the simplest form of RNAi, a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) trigger is converted into small-RNA duplexes by the ...

  4. Toward nano-accuracy in scanning beam interference lithography

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    Montoya, Juan, 1976-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Scanning beam interference lithography is a technique developed in our laboratory which uses interfering beams and a scanning stage to rapidly pattern gratings over large areas (300x300 mm2) with high precision. The ...

  5. Effect of Nanoparticle Conjugation on Gene Silencing by RNA Interference

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    Singh, Neetu

    RNA interference (RNAi) is a cellular process whereby the silencing of a particular gene is mediated by short RNAs (siRNAs). Although siRNAs have great therapeutic potential, cellular delivery has been a challenge. ...

  6. Chemical and Radiochemical Analysis of Consolidated Sludge Samples from the K East Basin

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    Elmore, Monte R.; Schmidt, Andrew J.; Silvers, Kurt L.; Thornton, Brenda M.; Gano, Susan R.

    2000-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Consolidated sludge samples described in this report were collected from the Hanford K East Basin fuel storage pool in March and April 1999. Material for the samples was collected from both the basin floor and fuel canisters within the basin. Analyses persented include weight percent solids determination, uranium analysis by kinetic phosphorescence (KPA), plutonium isotope analysis by alpha energy analysis (AEA), gross beta analysis, gamma energy analysis (GEA), and metals analysis by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES).

  7. INTERFERENCE FRINGES OF SOLAR ACOUSTIC WAVES AROUND SUNSPOTS

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    Chou, Dean-Yi; Zhao Hui; Yang, Ming-Hsu; Liang, Zhi-Chao, E-mail: chou@phys.nthu.edu.tw [Physics Department, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (China)

    2012-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Solar acoustic waves are scattered by a sunspot due to the interaction between the acoustic waves and the sunspot. The sunspot, excited by the incident wave, generates the scattered wave. The scattered wave is added to the incident wave to form the total wave around the sunspot. The interference fringes between the scattered wave and the incident wave are visible in the intensity of the total wave because the coherent time of the incident wave is of the order of a wave period. The strength of the interference fringes anti-correlates with the width of temporal spectra of the incident wave. The separation between neighboring fringes increases with the incident wavelength and the sunspot size. The strength of the fringes increases with the radial order n of the incident wave from n = 0 to n = 2, and then decreases from n = 2 to n = 5. The interference fringes play a role analogous to holograms in optics. This study suggests the feasibility of using the interference fringes to reconstruct the scattered wavefields of the sunspot, although the quality of the reconstructed wavefields is sensitive to the noise and errors in the interference fringes.

  8. On-shell interference effects in Higgs final states

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    Christoph Englert; Ian Low; Michael Spannowsky

    2015-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Top quark loops in Higgs production via gluon fusion at large invariant final state masses can induce important interference effects in searches for additional Higgs bosons as predicted in, e.g., Higgs portal scenarios and the MSSM when the heavy scalar is broad or the final state resolution is poor. Currently, the limit setting as performed by both ATLAS and CMS is based on injecting a heavy Higgs-like signal neglecting interference effects. In this paper, we perform a study of such "on-shell" interference effects in $pp\\to ZZ$ and find that they lead to a $\\lesssim{\\cal{O}}(30%)$ width scheme-dependent modification of the signal strength. Including the continuum contributions to obtain e.g. the full $pp\\to ZZ \\to 4\\ell$ final state, this modification is reduced to the 10% level in the considered intermediate mass range.

  9. Interference Visibility as a Witness of Entanglement and Quantum Correlation

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    Lin Zhang; Arun Kumar Pati; Junde Wu

    2014-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In quantum information and communication one looks for the non-classical features like interference and quantum correlations to harness the true power of composite systems. We show how the concept akin to interference is, in fact, intertwined in a quantitative manner to entanglement and quantum correlation. In particular, we prove that the difference in the squared visibility for a density operator before and after a complete measurement, averaged over all unitary evolutions, is directly related to the quantum correlation measure based on the measurement disturbance. For pure and mixed bipartite states the unitary average of the squared visibility is related to entanglement measure. This may constitute direct detection of entanglement and quantum correlations with quantum interference setups. Furthermore, we prove that for a fixed purity of the subsystem state, there is a complementarity relation between the linear entanglement of formation and the measurement disturbance. This brings out a quantitative difference between two kinds of quantum correlations.

  10. Determination of 235U/238U Ratio on Urine by ICP-MS

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    Collins, L; Gobaleza, A; Langston, R; Radev, R; Than, C; Wong, C; Wood-Zika, A

    2011-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    LLNL Internal Dosimetry Program - The new procedure satisfies the requirement to determine {sup 235}U/{sup 238}U ratio in bioassay urine samples. MDA - The L{sub C} and MDA{sub 95} for {sup 235}U are well below the required detection limit of 0.00035 {mu}g/L. Turn around time - Analysis of 10 samples plus 2 QCs can be completed in one work day (8 hours).

  11. Electromagnetic interference impact of the proposed emitters for the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP). Interim report

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    Robertshaw, G.A.; Snyder, A.L.; Weiner, M.M.

    1993-05-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The proposed HAARP emitters at the Gakona (Alaska) preferred site and at the Clear AFS (Alaska) alternative site are the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), the Incoherent Scatter Radar (ISR), and the Vertical Incidence Sounder(VIS). The electromagnetic interference (EMI) impact of those emitters on receiving systems in the vicinity of the sites is estimated in this study. The results are intended for use as an input to the Air Force Environmental Impact Statement as part of the Environmental Impact Analysis Process.

  12. RESEARCH Open Access Helicobacter pylori interferes with an embryonic

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    RESEARCH Open Access Helicobacter pylori interferes with an embryonic stem cell micro RNA cluster. In this work we report that Helicobacter pylori, a human stomach-colonizing bacterium responsible for severe defense mechanism against bacterial infections. Keywords: microRNAs, cell cycle, Helicobacter pylori

  13. Atomic and nuclear interference phenomena and their applications 

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    Kuznetsova, Yelena Anatolyevna

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    such as CPT-based plasma diagnostics, and realization of new types of solid-state lasers (based on suppression of excited-state absorption via EIT). The third goal of the project is extension of coherence and interference effects well-known in optics...

  14. Distributed Power Control and Beamforming on MIMO Interference Channels

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    Gesbert, David

    1 Distributed Power Control and Beamforming on MIMO Interference Channels Zuleita K. M. Ho , Mariam the design of precoding (i.e. beamforming) vectors and power control at each data stream with the aim and further improve the rate performance by allowing power control which is not addressed in previous

  15. Sagnac Interference in Carbon Nanotube Loops Gil Refael,1

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    Bockrath, Marc

    loops. The conductance as a function of the applied voltage is shown to oscillate due to interference. The period of these oscillations with respect to the gate voltage, as well as the temperatures required calculate interaction effects on the period of the oscillations, and show that even though interactions

  16. Interference evaluation between manifold and wet Christmas tree CP systems

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    Brasil, S.L.D.C.; Baptista, W.

    2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Offshore production wells are controlled by valves installed in the marine soil, called wet Christmas trees (WCTs). A manifold receives the production of several wells and transports it to the platform. The manifold is cathodically protected by Al anodes and the WCT by Zn anodes. A computer simulation was carried out to evaluate the interference between the equipment cathodic protection systems.

  17. Distinguishing between interference and exploitation competition for shelter in a

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    Jones, Owen

    Distinguishing between interference and exploitation competition for shelter in a mobile fish) as a model system of mobile fish to investigate the effect of intraspecific competition on shelter use and population density. For each experiment the location of each individual fish was observed over a period of 10

  18. K-BAND RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE SURVEY OF SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN

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    Ruf, Christopher

    K-BAND RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE SURVEY OF SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN Shannon Curry1 , Michael Ahlers University of Michigan 2455 Hayward St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143 USA cruf@umich.edu 2 DTU Space Technical resolution. A K-Band airborne version has been built and flown across southeast Michigan. A kurtosis detector

  19. Artificial Intersymbol Interference (ISI) to Exploit Receiver Imperfections for Secrecy

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Artificial Intersymbol Interference (ISI) to Exploit Receiver Imperfections for Secrecy Azadeh intentional intersymbol inter- ference (ISI). The legitimate receiver uses the key to cancel the ISI while the eavesdropper, since it does not have the key, cannot do such. It is shown that although ISI reduces

  20. The production of ultra-high purity single isotopes or tailored isotope mixtures by ICP-MS

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    Liezers, Martin; Farmer, Orville T.; Dion, Michael P.; Thomas, Linda MP; Eiden, Gregory C.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report the development and testing of a simple collector arrangement for a commercial quadrupole ICP-MS that for the first time has been used to produce small quantities of highly enriched (>99.99%) single isotopes, with deposition rates >10 ng/hour. The collector assembly replaces the standard instrument detector allowing for implantation with simultaneous monitoring of the incident ion current. Even under zero bias implant conditions, low energy (<10 eV), ion collection efficiency was observed to be very high ~99%. 151Eu ion currents of 0.1-0.5 nA were collected on a simple, planar foil without resorting to any type of cup configuration. Recovery of the enriched isotope from such foils is much simpler than from a more complex cup configuration. High rejection of adjacent mass isotopes was demonstrated by selectively implanting 167Er without any discernible co-implantation of 166Er and 168Er. The important analytical possibilities of the new approach to isotope ratio measurement, tracer purification and radiation measurements are discussed.

  1. Accurate determination of Curium and Californium isotopic ratios by inductively coupled plasma quadrupole mass spectrometry (ICP-QMS) in 248Cm samples for transmutation studies

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    Gourgiotis, A.; Isnard, H.; Aubert, M.; Dupont, E.; AlMahamid, I.; Cassette, P.; Panebianco, S.; Letourneau, A.; Chartier, F.; Tian, G.; Rao, L.; Lukens, W.

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The French Atomic Energy Commission has carried out several experiments including the mini-INCA (INcineration of Actinides) project for the study of minor-actinide transmutation processes in high intensity thermal neutron fluxes, in view of proposing solutions to reduce the radiotoxicity of long-lived nuclear wastes. In this context, a Cm sample enriched in {sup 248}Cm ({approx}97 %) was irradiated in thermal neutron flux at the High Flux Reactor (HFR) of the Laue-Langevin Institute (ILL). This work describes a quadrupole ICP-MS (ICP-QMS) analytical procedure for precise and accurate isotopic composition determination of Cm before sample irradiation and of Cm and Cf after sample irradiation. The factors that affect the accuracy and reproducibility of isotopic ratio measurements by ICP-QMS, such as peak centre correction, detector dead time, mass bias, abundance sensitivity and hydrides formation, instrumental background, and memory blank were carefully evaluated and corrected. Uncertainties of the isotopic ratios, taking into account internal precision of isotope ratio measurements, peak tailing, and hydrides formations ranged from 0.3% to 1.3%. This uncertainties range is quite acceptable for the nuclear data to be used in transmutation studies.

  2. A study on the effects of soft interference cancellation for uplink WCDMA system

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    Qi, Tianren

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    WCDMA system is an interference limited system. Interference cancellation (IC) is a technique that has been widely studied and implemented for WCDMA uplink system to achieve performance close to potential capacity. Most ...

  3. Beamforming on the MISO interference channel with multi-user decoding capability

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    Ho, Z K M; Jorswieck, E; Mochaourab, R

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper considers the multiple-input-single-output interference channel (MISO-IC) with interference decoding capability (IDC), so that the interference signal can be decoded and subtracted from the received signal. On the MISO-IC with single user decoding, transmit beamforming vectors are classically designed to reach a compromise between mitigating the generated interference (zero forcing of the interference) or maximizing the energy at the desired user. The particularly intriguing problem arising in the multi-antenna IC with IDC is that transmitters may now have the incentive to amplify the interference generated at the non-intended receivers, in the hope that Rxs have a better chance of decoding the interference and removing it. This notion completely changes the previous paradigm of balancing between maximizing the desired energy and reducing the generated interference, thus opening up a new dimension for the beamforming design strategy. Our contributions proceed by proving that the optimal rank of the...

  4. Simulating the tail of the interference in a Poisson network model

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    Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols and more advanced transmission schemes that better exploit of the cumulative distribution function of the interference. However, when the tail of the interference is small be inverted to obtain the law of the interference. This is possible, for instance, if = 4 and the system

  5. Quantum Interference in Cognition: Structural Aspects of the Brain

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    Diederik Aerts; Sandro Sozzo

    2012-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We identify the presence of typically quantum effects, namely 'superposition' and 'interference', in what happens when human concepts are combined, and provide a quantum model in complex Hilbert space that represents faithfully experimental data measuring the situation of combining concepts. Our model shows how 'interference of concepts' explains the effects of underextension and overextension when two concepts combine to the disjunction of these two concepts. This result supports our earlier hypothesis that human thought has a superposed two-layered structure, one layer consisting of 'classical logical thought' and a superposed layer consisting of 'quantum conceptual thought'. Possible connections with recent findings of a 'grid-structure' for the brain are analyzed, and influences on the mind/brain relation, and consequences on applied disciplines, such as artificial intelligence and quantum computation, are considered.

  6. Stray current interference control for HVDC earth currents

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    Fitzgerald, J.H. III [PSG Corrosion Engineering/Corrpro Cos., Detroit, MI (United States); Kroon, D.H. [Corrpro Companies Inc., Spring, TX (United States)

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    High-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines exist around the world, with several in the US. When one conductor must be taken out of operation (in case of emergency), the earth may be used as an alternate conductor. The earth current may be accumulated on and discharged from underground metallic structures that cross the voltage gradient created by the current. Test results on two lines showed that stray current interference is not a major problem if mitigated properly.

  7. S-P wave interference in the K+K- photoproduction on hydrogen

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    L. Bibrzycki; L. Lesniak; A. P. Szczepaniak

    2005-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We have studied the partial wave interference effects to obtain a new information about the contribution of the S-wave to the cross section of the K+K- photoproduction on hydrogen. The K+K- photoproduction channel for the effective masses around 1 GeV is dominated by the phi(1020) resonance with only a small fraction of events coming from decays of scalar resonances f0(980) and a0(980). However, a careful analysis of angular distributions of the outgoing kaons shows that the S-wave adds an asymmetry to the angular distribution of kaons. A fairly precise estimation of the K+K- photoproduction cross section in the S-wave has been obtained.

  8. Development of high through-put Sr isotope analysis for monitoring reservoir integrity for CO{sub 2} storage.

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    Wall, Andy; Jain, Jinesh; Stewart, Brian; Capo, Rosemary; Hakala, Alexandra J.; Hammack, Richard; Guthrie, George

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recent innovations in multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS) have allowed for rapid and precise measurements of isotope ratios in geological samples. Naturally occurring Sr isotopes has the potential for use in Monitoring, Verification, and Accounting (MVA) associated with geologic CO2 storage. Sr isotopes can be useful for: Sensitive tracking of brine migration; Determining seal rock leakage; Studying fluid/rock reactions. We have optimized separation chemistry procedures that will allow operators to prepare samples for Sr isotope analysis off site using rapid, low cost methods.

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  10. Observation of interference fringes in Autler-Townes line shapes

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    Wilkinson, S. R.; Smith, A. V.; Scully, Marlan O.; Fry, Edward

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Observation of interference fringes in Autler-Townes line shapes Steven R. Wilkinson* and Arlee V. Smith Laser, Optics, and Remote Sensing, Department 1128, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1423 and Department... at Sandia National Labo- ratories under DOE Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000. M.O.S. would like to thank the ONR, the Welch Foundation, and the TARP for their support. @1# N. F. Ramsey, Phys. Rev. 76, 996 ~1949!. @2# M. M. Salour, Rev. Mod. Phys. 50, 667...

  11. Synchrotron radiation interferences between small dipoles at LEP

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    Bovet, C., Burns, A., Meot, F., Placidi, M., Rossa, E., de Vries, J. [European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva (Switzerland)

    1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Synchrotron Radiation interferences between small dipoles in the very low (visible) frequency range have been studied at the LEP diagnostic mini-wiggler. Their understanding allowed a substantial brightness gain by adequate layout modifications. The phenomenon is described analytically in terms of time coherence effects. This serves as a basis for further detailed numerical simulations of the experiment by means of stepwise ray-tracing, and allows precise interpretation of the spectral, polarization and intensity measurements collected at LEP. It also provides guidelines for SR diagnostic at injection energy in LHC.

  12. Conventional Wet Chemistry ICP-AES Development for RPP-WTP AY-102/C-106 Melter Feed Slurry Simulants - A Statistical Review of the Results from the Phase I Study

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    Edwards, Thomas B.

    2005-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The River Protection Project (RPP)--Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) is to prepare and process High Level Waste (HLW) streams into glass waste forms that will meet HLW disposal requirements. Samples of HLW sludge and samples of this sludge mixed with glass-forming chemicals are to be taken and analyzed for process control. Glass characterization from the melter is not included in the scope. The development of viable analytical protocols to provide the required elemental analyses of these samples with rapid turnaround times (before and after addition of the glass-forming chemicals) has been defined as an RPP statement of work for the Analytical Development Section (ADS) of the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL). Wet chemistry is serving as the baseline comparison to laser ablation for method development. One of the simulants used in this study by ADS was AY-102/C-106 melter feed slurry simulant, a simulant used to represent HLW samples after the addition of glass-forming chemicals. Several different dissolution methods were used by ADS in preparing samples of this simulant for elemental analyses by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES). The measurements generated by this process were provided to SRNL's Statistical Consulting Section (SCS) for analysis. The measurement data generated for samples of the RPP-WTP AY-102/C-106 melter feed slurry simulant are presented in this report and the different approaches used to prepare the samples are statistically compared. Comparisons among three of the dissolution methods are highlighted in this analysis. The methods are: sodium peroxide fusion in nickel crucibles, acidification with HNO{sub 3}/HCL at room temperature, and cesium carbonate fusion in zirconium crucibles. A summary table of the measurement averages generated by the three methods is presented. The cesium carbonate fusion method yielded measurements with significantly different mean values from the other two preparation methods for several of the elements.

  13. Quantum interference in thermoelectric molecular junctions: A toy model perspective

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    Nozaki, Daijiro, E-mail: daijiro.nozaki@gmail.com, E-mail: research@nano.tu-dresden.de [Institute for Materials Science and Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials, TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden (Germany); Avdoshenko, Stas M. [Department of Chemistry and Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 100 E. 24th St. A1590, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Sevinçli, Hâldun [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Izmir Institute of Technology, Gulbahce Kampusu 35430 Urla, Izmir (Turkey); Cuniberti, Gianaurelio [Institute for Materials Science and Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials, TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden (Germany); Dresden Center for Computational Materials Science (DCCMS), TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden (Germany); Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfAED), TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden (Germany)

    2014-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum interference (QI) phenomena between electronic states in molecular circuits offer a new opportunity to design new types of molecular devices such as molecular sensors, interferometers, and thermoelectric devices. Controlling the QI effect is a key challenge for such applications. For the development of single molecular devices employing QI effects, a systematic study of the relationship between electronic structure and the quantum interference is needed. In order to uncover the essential topological requirements for the appearance of QI effects and the relationship between the QI-affected line shape of the transmission spectra and the electronic structures, we consider a homogeneous toy model where all on-site energies are identical and model four types of molecular junctions due to their topological connectivities. We systematically analyze their transmission spectra, density of states, and thermoelectric properties. Even without the degree of freedom for on-site energies an asymmetric Fano peak could be realized in the homogeneous systems with the cyclic configuration. We also calculate the thermoelectric properties of the model systems with and without fluctuation of on-site energies. Even under the fluctuation of the on-site energies, the finite thermoelectrics are preserved for the Fano resonance, thus cyclic configuration is promising for thermoelectric applications. This result also suggests the possibility to detect the cyclic configuration in the homogeneous systems and the presence of the QI features from thermoelectric measurements.

  14. Stimulated emission of two photons in parametric amplification and its interpretation as multi-photon interference

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    F. W. Sun; B. H. Liu; Y. X. Gong; Y. F. Huang; Z. Y. Ou; G. C. Guo

    2007-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Stimulated emission of two photons is observed experimentally in the parametric amplification process and is compared to a three-photon interference scheme. We find that the underlying physics of stimulated emission is simply the constructive interference due to photon indistinguishability. So the observed signal enhancement upon the input of photons is a result of multi-photon interference of the input photons and the otherwise spontaneously emitted photon from the amplifier.

  15. Feedback improves the generalized degrees of freedom of the strong interference channel

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    Cadambe, Viveck R; Jafar, Syed A

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    the mimo interference channel with feedback,” 2008. Preprintthe impact of relays, feedback, co- operation and full-Feedback improves the generalized degrees of freedom of the

  16. Radiofrequency amplifier based on a dc superconducting quantum interference device

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    Hilbert, Claude (Berkeley, CA); Martinis, John M. (Berkeley, CA); Clarke, John (Berkeley, CA)

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A low noise radiofrequency amplifier (10), using a dc SQUID (superconducting quantum interference device) as the input amplifying element. The dc SQUID (11) and an input coil (12) are maintained at superconductivity temperatures in a superconducting shield (13), with the input coil (12) inductively coupled to the superconducting ring (17) of the dc SQUID (11). A radiofrequency signal from outside the shield (13) is applied to the input coil (12), and an amplified radiofrequency signal is developed across the dc SQUID ring (17) and transmitted to exteriorly of the shield (13). A power gain of 19.5.+-.0.5 dB has been achieved with a noise temperature of 1.0.+-.0.4 K. at a frequency of 100 MHz.

  17. Radiofrequency amplifier based on a dc superconducting quantum interference device

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    Hilbert, C.; Martinis, J.M.; Clarke, J.

    1984-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A low noise radiofrequency amplifer, using a dc SQUID (superconducting quantum interference device) as the input amplifying element. The dc SQUID and an input coil are maintained at superconductivity temperatures in a superconducting shield, with the input coil inductively coupled to the superconducting ring of the dc SQUID. A radiofrequency signal from outside the shield is applied to the input coil, and an amplified radiofrequency signal is developed across the dc SQUID ring and transmitted to exteriorly of the shield. A power gain of 19.5 +- 0.5 dB has been achieved with a noise temperature of 1.0 +- 0.4 K at a frequency of 100 MHz.

  18. Tuneable quantum interference in a 3D integrated circuit

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    Zachary Chaboyer; Thomas Meany; L. G. Helt; Michael J. Withford; M. J. Steel

    2014-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Integrated photonics promises solutions to questions of stability, complexity, and size in quantum optics. Advances in tunable and non-planar integrated platforms, such laser-inscribed photonics, continue to bring the realisation of quantum advantages in computation and metrology ever closer, perhaps most easily seen in multi-path interferometry. Here we demonstrate control of two-photon interference in a chip-scale 3D multi-path interferometer, showing a reduced periodicity and enhanced visibility compared to single photon measurements. Observed non-classical visibilities are widely tunable, and explained well by theoretical predictions based on classical measurements. With these predictions we extract a Fisher information approaching a theoretical maximum, demonstrating the capability of the device for quantum enhanced phase measurements.

  19. Measurement of jet quenching with I_CP and I_AA,Pythia in Pb-Pb collisions at sqrt(s_NN) = 2.76 TeV with ALICE

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    Jan Fiete Grosse-Oetringhaus; for the ALICE collaboration

    2011-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses the measurement of I_CP and I_AA,Pythia with ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment). An away-side suppression is found expected from in-medium energy loss. Further, and unexpected, a near-side enhancement is seen which has not been reported by previous experiments at lower energies.

  20. BLIND MULTIUSER DETECTION AND INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION IN DSCDMA MOBILE RADIO SYSTEMS

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    Huang, Yih-Fang

    BLIND MULTIUSER DETECTION AND INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION IN DS­CDMA MOBILE RADIO SYSTEMS Samir USA ABSTRACT This paper deals with blind adaptive multiuser detection and interference cancellation presents a two­stage blind adaptive receiver architecture which car­ ries out multiuser detection using

  1. On Duality in the MISO Interference Channel Francesco Negro, Irfan Ghauri, Dirk T.M. Slock

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    Gesbert, David

    On Duality in the MISO Interference Channel Francesco Negro, Irfan Ghauri, Dirk T.M. Slock Infineon in a multi-input single- output (MISO) interference channel (IFC) and its dual SIMO with linear transmit (Tx for the IFC. We show that SINR duality under the sum power constraint nevertheless holds in the MISO IFC

  2. Efficient Computation of the Pareto Boundary for the MISO Interference Channel with Perfect CSI

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Efficient Computation of the Pareto Boundary for the MISO Interference Channel with Perfect CSI,erik.larsson}@isy.liu.se Abstract--We consider the two-user multiple-input single- output (MISO) interference channel and the rate of the IFC is called a multiple-input single-output (MISO) This work was supported in part by the Swedish

  3. Beamforming on the MISO interference channel with multi-user decoding capability

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    Gesbert, David

    1 Beamforming on the MISO interference channel with multi-user decoding capability K. M. Ho , D,mochaourab}@ifn.et.tu-dresden.de Abstract-- This paper considers the multiple-input- single-output interference channel (MISO-IC) in which the received signal. On the MISO-IC with single user decoding, transmit beamforming vectors are designed

  4. Distributed Interference Pricing with MISO Changxin Shi, Randall A. Berry, and Michael L. Honig

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    Honig, Michael L.

    Distributed Interference Pricing with MISO Channels Changxin Shi, Randall A. Berry, and Michael L an interference channel consisting of multi-input, single- output (MISO) wireless links. The objective] can be directly generalized to a MISO network, as shown in Section II. Such an algorithm

  5. Weighted Sum Rate Maximization in the Underlay Cognitive MISO Interference Channel

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    Gesbert, David

    Weighted Sum Rate Maximization in the Underlay Cognitive MISO Interference Channel Laurent Gallo) maximization for a K-user Multiple-Input Single-Output (MISO) cognitive Interference Channel (IFC) with linear studied in a non-cognitive scenario for the MISO inter- ference channel (IFC) in [3], where a distributed

  6. Electrochemical control of quantum interference in anthraquinone-based molecular switches

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    Thygesen, Kristian

    Electrochemical control of quantum interference in anthraquinone-based molecular switches Troels properties of a recently proposed anthraquinone-based electrochemical switch. Robust conductance on in the anthraquinone but absent in the hydroquinone molecular bridge. A simple explanation of the interference effect

  7. Role of pseudospin in quasiparticle interferences in epitaxial probed by high resolution scanning tunneling microscopy

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Role of pseudospin in quasiparticle interferences in epitaxial graphene, probed by high resolution of freedom emerging in graphene as a direct consequence of its honeycomb atomic structure, is responsible to provide a clear understanding of how such graphene's pseudospin impacts the quasiparticle interferences

  8. Heavy Higgs signal-background interference in gg --> VV in the Standard Model plus real singlet

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    Kauer, Nikolas

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For the Standard Model extended with a real scalar singlet field, the modification of the heavy Higgs signal due to interference with the continuum background and the off-shell light Higgs contribution is studied for gg --> ZZ, WW --> 4 lepton processes at the Large Hadron Collider. A public program that allows to simulate the full interference is presented.

  9. miR-143 Interferes with ERK5 Signaling, and Abrogates Prostate Cancer Progression in Mice

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    miR-143 Interferes with ERK5 Signaling, and Abrogates Prostate Cancer Progression in Mice Cyrielle-regulated kinase-5 (ERK5) activity. We show here that ERK5 is a miR-143 target in prostate cancer. Conclusions: mi, Apparailly F, Fernandez PL, et al. (2009) miR-143 Interferes with ERK5 Signaling, and Abrogates Prostate

  10. Queue and Power Control for Rechargeable Sensor Networks under SINR Interference Model

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    Koksal, Can Emre

    Queue and Power Control for Rechargeable Sensor Networks under SINR Interference Model Zhoujia Mao buffers to maximize the throughput with renewable energy sources under protocol interference model@ece.osu.edu Abstract--Renewable energy sources can be attached to sensor nodes to substantially improve the performance

  11. Radio Science, Volume ???, Number , Pages 15, Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation for Detection

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    Ellingson, Steven W.

    Radio Science, Volume ???, Number , Pages 1­5, Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation for Detection of Extended Sources with an Interferometer Geoffrey C. Bower Radio Astronomy Laboratory, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA Radio frequency interference (RFI) is a significant problem for current

  12. Radio self-interference cancellation by transmit beamforming, all-analog cancellation and blind digital tuning$

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    Hua, Yingbo

    Radio self-interference cancellation by transmit beamforming, all-analog cancellation and blind September 2014 Accepted 17 September 2014 Available online 28 September 2014 Keywords: Radio self-interference cancellation Full-duplex radio Transmit beamforming Receive beamforming All-analog cancellation Blind digital

  13. Energy-Limited vs. Interference-Limited Ad Hoc Network Capacity

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    Jindal, Nihar

    , signal and interference power increase proportionally while thermal noise power remains constant. Thus are thermal noise and multi- user interference. If the power of each simultaneous trans- mission is increased-limited, and any further increase in transmission power provides essentially no benefit. On the other hand, thermal

  14. Minimum Interference Channel Assignment in Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks

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    Gupta, Himanshu

    program and a linear program formulation of our optimization problem to obtain lower bounds on overall Mesh Networks, Channel Assignment, Graph Coloring, Interference, Mathe- matical Programming. I1 Minimum Interference Channel Assignment in Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks Anand Prabhu

  15. Probabilistic quantum gates between remote atoms through interference of optical frequency qubits

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    Madsen, Martin John

    Probabilistic quantum gates between remote atoms through interference of optical frequency qubits L gates on remote trapped atom qubits through interference of optical frequency qubits. The method does be localized well under the Lamb-Dicke limit through laser cooling in a strong trap, the elimination

  16. Turbo Equalization of Non-Linear Satellite Channels using Soft Interference Cancellation

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    Rontogiannis, Athanasios A.

    Turbo Equalization of Non-Linear Satellite Channels using Soft Interference Cancellation D by such channels is considered, by employing a soft interference canceller operating in a turbo equalization framework. I. INTRODUCTION Inspired by the advent of turbo codes [1], turbo equal- ization (TE) [2] has

  17. An Experimental Investigation on the Wake Interference of Wind Turbines Sited Over Complex Terrains

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    Hu, Hui

    1 An Experimental Investigation on the Wake Interference of Wind Turbines Sited Over Complex, 50011 An experimental study was conducted to investigate the interferences of wind turbines sited over conducted in a large wind tunnel with of wind turbine models sited over a flat terrain (baseline case

  18. A SLIPPERY SLOPE: HOW MUCH GLOBAL WARMING CONSTITUTES "DANGEROUS ANTHROPOGENIC INTERFERENCE"?

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    Hansen, James E.

    A SLIPPERY SLOPE: HOW MUCH GLOBAL WARMING CONSTITUTES "DANGEROUS ANTHROPOGENIC INTERFERENCE on the global warming that can be tolerated without risking dangerous anthropogenic interference with climate. I" mainly as a metaphor for the danger posed by global warming. So I changed "Hell" to "disaster." What

  19. Grid Cells and Theta as Oscillatory Interference: Electrophysiological Data From Freely Moving Rats

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    Burgess, Neil

    Grid Cells and Theta as Oscillatory Interference: Electrophysiological Data From Freely Moving Rats, regular firing patterns by medial entorhinal cortical (mEC) grid cells in terms of the interference specific relationships between the intrinsic firing frequency and spa- tial scale of grid cell firing

  20. ccsd00001592, Interference of an array of independent Bose-Einstein condensates

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    -Einstein condensates Zoran Hadzibabic, Sabine Stock, Baptiste Battelier, Vincent Bretin, and Jean Dalibard Laboratoire-contrast matter wave interference between 30 Bose-Einstein condensates with uncorrelated phases. Interference patterns were observed after independent condensates were released from a one-dimensional optical lattice

  1. Tailoring double Fano profiles with plasmon-assisted quantum interference in hybrid exciton-plasmon system

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    Zhao, Dongxing; Wu, Jiarui [State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics, Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Gu, Ying, E-mail: ygu@pku.edu.cn; Gong, Qihuang [State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics, Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China); Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter, Beijing (China)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose tailoring of the double Fano profiles via plasmon-assisted quantum interference in a hybrid exciton-plasmon system. Tailoring is performed by the interference between two exciton channels interacting with a common localized surface plasmon. Using an applied field of low intensity, the absorption spectrum of the hybrid system reveals a double Fano lineshape with four peaks. For relatively large field intensity, a broad flat window in the absorption spectrum appears which results from the destructive interference between excitons. Because of strong constructive interference, this window vanishes as intensity is further increased. We have designed a nanometer bandpass optical filter for visible light based on tailoring of the optical spectrum. This study provides a platform for quantum interference that may have potential applications in ultracompact tunable quantum devices.

  2. The geochemical analysis of minerals and geologi-cal glasses relies on well characterised reference

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    Zack, Thomas

    -mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS), laser-ablation inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) and secondary de masse à plasma inductif et ablation laser (LA-ICP-MS) et spectrométrie de masse à ionisation

  3. Aharonov-Bohm interferences from local deformations in graphene

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    Fernando de Juan; Alberto Cortijo; María A. H. Vozmediano; Andrés Cano

    2011-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the most interesting aspects of graphene is the tied relation between structural and electronic properties. The observation of ripples in the graphene samples both free standing and on a substrate has given rise to a very active investigation around the membrane-like properties of graphene and the origin of the ripples remains as one of the most interesting open problems in the system. The interplay of structural and electronic properties is successfully described by the modelling of curvature and elastic deformations by fictitious gauge fields that have become an ex- perimental reality after the suggestion that Landau levels can form associated to strain in graphene and the subsequent experimental confirmation. Here we propose a device to detect microstresses in graphene based on a scanning-tunneling-microscopy setup able to measure Aharonov-Bohm inter- ferences at the nanometer scale. The interferences to be observed in the local density of states are created by the fictitious magnetic field associated to elastic deformations of the sample.

  4. Opportunistic Power Control for Multi-Carrier Interference Channels

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    Javan, Mohammad R

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a new method for opportunistic power control in multi-carrier interference channels for delay-tolerant data services. In doing so, we utilize a game theoretic framework with novel constraints, where each user tries to maximize its utility in a distributed and opportunistic manner, while satisfying the game's constraints by adapting its transmit power to its channel. In this scheme, users transmit with more power on good sub-channels and do the opposite on bad sub-channels. In this way, in addition to the allocated power on each sub-channel, the total power of all users also depends on channel conditions. Since each user's power level depends on power levels of other users, the game belongs to the \\emph{generalized} Nash equilibrium (GNE) problems, which in general, is hard to analyze. We show that the proposed game has a GNE, and derive the sufficient conditions for its uniqueness. Besides, we propose a new pricing scheme for maximizing each user's throughput in an opportunistic manner under its to...

  5. Low-energy fusion caused by an interference

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    B. Ivlev

    2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Fusion of two deuterons of room temperature energy is studied. The nuclei are in vacuum with no connection to any external source (electric or magnetic field, illumination, surrounding matter, traps, etc.) which may accelerate them. The energy of the two nuclei is conserved and remains small during the motion through the Coulomb barrier. The penetration through this barrier, which is the main obstacle for low-energy fusion, strongly depends on a form of the incident flux on the Coulomb center at large distances from it. In contrast to the usual scattering, the incident wave is not a single plane wave but the certain superposition of plane waves of the same energy and various directions, for example, a convergent conical wave. As a result of interference, the wave function close to the Coulomb center is determined by a cusp caustic which is probed by de Broglie waves. The particle flux gets away from the cusp and moves to the Coulomb center providing a not small probability of fusion (cusp driven tunneling). Getting away from a caustic cusp also occurs in optics and acoustics.

  6. Probing the antisymmetric Fano interference assisted by a Majorana fermion

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    Dessotti, F. A.; Ricco, L. S. [Departamento de Física e Química, Unesp - Univ Estadual Paulista, 15385-000 Ilha Solteira, São Paulo (Brazil); Souza, M. de [Departamento de Física, IGCE, Unesp - Univ Estadual Paulista, 13506-900 Rio Claro, São Paulo (Brazil); Souza, F. M. [Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, 38400-902 Uberlândia, Minas Gerais (Brazil); Seridonio, A. C. [Departamento de Física e Química, Unesp - Univ Estadual Paulista, 15385-000 Ilha Solteira, São Paulo (Brazil); Departamento de Física, IGCE, Unesp - Univ Estadual Paulista, 13506-900 Rio Claro, São Paulo (Brazil)

    2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    As the Fano effect is an interference phenomenon where tunneling paths compete for the electronic transport, it becomes a probe to catch fingerprints of Majorana fermions lying on condensed matter systems. In this work, we benefit of this mechanism by proposing as a route for that an Aharonov-Bohm-like interferometer composed by two quantum dots, being one of them coupled to a Majorana bound state, which is attached to one of the edges of a semi-infinite Kitaev wire within the topological phase. By changing the Fermi energy of the leads and the symmetric detuning of the levels for the dots, we show that opposing Fano regimes result in a transmittance characterized by distinct conducting and insulating regions, which are fingerprints of an isolated Majorana quasiparticle. Furthermore, we show that the maximum fluctuation of the transmittance as a function of the detuning is half for a semi-infinite wire, while it corresponds to the unity for a finite system. The setup proposed here constitutes an alternative experimental tool to detect Majorana excitations.

  7. Models and methods for frequency assignment with cumulative interference constraints Mireille Palpant1, Cristian Oliva2, Christian Artigues3, Philippe Michelon4, Mohamed Didi Biha5

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , Cumulative Interference Constraints, Linear Programming, Constraint Programming, Large Neighborhood Search. 1Models and methods for frequency assignment with cumulative interference constraints Mireille of interferences for frequency assignment in hertzian telecom- munication networks is presented. In contrast

  8. Method of managing interference during delay recovery on a train system

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    Gordon, Susanna P.; Evans, John A.

    2005-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention provides methods for preventing low train voltages and managing interference, thereby improving the efficiency, reliability, and passenger comfort associated with commuter trains. An algorithm implementing neural network technology is used to predict low voltages before they occur. Once voltages are predicted, then multiple trains can be controlled to prevent low voltage events. Further, algorithms for managing inference are presented in the present invention. Different types of interference problems are addressed in the present invention such as "Interference During Acceleration", "Interference Near Station Stops", and "Interference During Delay Recovery." Managing such interference avoids unnecessary brake/acceleration cycles during acceleration, immediately before station stops, and after substantial delays. Algorithms are demonstrated to avoid oscillatory brake/acceleration cycles due to interference and to smooth the trajectories of closely following trains. This is achieved by maintaining sufficient following distances to avoid unnecessary braking/accelerating. These methods generate smooth train trajectories, making for a more comfortable ride, and improve train motor reliability by avoiding unnecessary mode-changes between propulsion and braking. These algorithms can also have a favorable impact on traction power system requirements and energy consumption.

  9. Modeling resonance interference by 0-D slowing-down solution with embedded self-shielding method

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    Liu, Y.; Martin, W. [Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2355 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 (United States); Kim, K. S.; Williams, M. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, One Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6172 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The resonance integral table based methods employing conventional multigroup structure for the resonance self-shielding calculation have a common difficulty on treating the resonance interference. The problem arises due to the lack of sufficient energy dependence of the resonance cross sections when the calculation is performed in the multigroup structure. To address this, a resonance interference factor model has been proposed to account for the interference effect by comparing the interfered and non-interfered effective cross sections obtained from 0-D homogeneous slowing-down solutions by continuous-energy cross sections. A rigorous homogeneous slowing-down solver is developed with two important features for reducing the calculation time and memory requirement for practical applications. The embedded self-shielding method (ESSM) is chosen as the multigroup resonance self-shielding solver as an integral component of the interference method. The interference method is implemented in the DeCART transport code. Verification results show that the code system provides more accurate effective cross sections and multiplication factors than the conventional interference method for UO{sub 2} and MOX fuel cases. The additional computing time and memory for the interference correction is acceptable for the test problems including a depletion case with 87 isotopes in the fuel region. (authors)

  10. Tests of non-local interferences in kaon physics at asymmetric [phi]-factories

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    Eberhard, P.H.

    1993-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Tests of non-local interference effects in the two-kaon system are proposed. The first kind of tests consists of measuring the amount of destructive interference between K[sub S] [yields] K[sub L] regeneration processes of two distant kaons. The second kind deals with constructive interference. These tests could be performed at an asymmetric [phi]-factory. Estimates are given of the number of events predicted by orthodox quantum mechanics and kaon regeneration theory in various suitable experimental conditions. The impact on local theories if the predictions of quantum mechanics hold is discussed.

  11. Tests of non-local interferences in kaon physics at asymmetric {phi}-factories

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    Eberhard, P.H.

    1993-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Tests of non-local interference effects in the two-kaon system are proposed. The first kind of tests consists of measuring the amount of destructive interference between K{sub S} {yields} K{sub L} regeneration processes of two distant kaons. The second kind deals with constructive interference. These tests could be performed at an asymmetric {phi}-factory. Estimates are given of the number of events predicted by orthodox quantum mechanics and kaon regeneration theory in various suitable experimental conditions. The impact on local theories if the predictions of quantum mechanics hold is discussed.

  12. Ratchet propagation of a magnetic domain wall in a single magnetic wire with quantum interference

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    Yamaguchi, Akinobu; Miyajima, Hideki

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum interference incorporating spatially asymmetric potential profiles is realized experimentally to manipulate a magnetic domain wall (DW) into a single multilayered wire whose spacer has a thickness gradient for generating asymmetrical interlayer exchange coupling from side to side. We demonstrate experimentally how to guide a DW in a micron-scale ferromagnetic wire without reflection symmetry of the interlayer exchange coupling. This is the ratcheting of a DW in a form of ratchet potential using quantum interference. The experimental results can be described well by numerical simulations considering spatially asymmetric potential profiles due to quantum interference.

  13. Ratchet propagation of a magnetic domain wall in a single magnetic wire with quantum interference

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    Akinobu Yamaguchi; Tomoaki Kishimoto; Hideki Miyajima

    2010-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum interference incorporating spatially asymmetric potential profiles is realized experimentally to manipulate a magnetic domain wall (DW) into a single multilayered wire whose spacer has a thickness gradient for generating asymmetrical interlayer exchange coupling from side to side. We demonstrate experimentally how to guide a DW in a micron-scale ferromagnetic wire without reflection symmetry of the interlayer exchange coupling. This is the ratcheting of a DW in a form of ratchet potential using quantum interference. The experimental results can be described well by numerical simulations considering spatially asymmetric potential profiles due to quantum interference.

  14. Nanoscale transport of phonons: Dimensionality, subdiffusion, molecular damping, and interference effects

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    Walczak, Kamil; Yerkes, Kirk L. [Aerospace Systems Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433 (United States)

    2014-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine heat transport carried by acoustic phonons in the systems composed of nanoscale chains of masses coupled to two thermal baths of different temperatures. Thermal conductance is obtained by using linearized Landauer-type formula for heat flux with phonon transmission probability calculated within atomistic Green's functions (AGF) method. AGF formalism is extended onto dissipative chains of masses with harmonic coupling beyond nearest-neighbor approximation, while atomistic description of heat reservoirs is also included into computational scheme. In particular, the phonon lifetimes and the phonon frequency shifts are discussed for harmonic lattices of different dimensions. Further, resonant structure of phonon transmission spectrum is analyzed with respect to reservoir-induced effects, molecular damping, and mass-to-mass harmonic coupling. Analysis of transmission zeros (antiresonances) and their accompanied Fano-shape resonances are discussed as a result of interference effects between different vibrational modes. Finally, we also predict subdiffusive transport regime for low-frequency ballistic phonons propagated along a linear chain of harmonically coupled masses.

  15. Renormalization screening and collision-induced quantum interference in dense plasmas

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    Jung, Young-Dae, E-mail: ydjung@hanyang.ac.kr [Department of Applied Physics and Department of Bionanotechnology, Hanyang University, Ansan, Kyunggi-Do 426-791 (Korea, Republic of); Rasheed, A. [Department of Physics, Government College University, Faisalabad-38000 (Pakistan); Jamil, M. [Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The influence of renormalization screening and collision-induced quantum interference in electron-electron collisions is investigated in partially ionized dense hydrogen plasmas. The effective interaction potential with the total spin-states of the collision system is considered to obtain the differential electron-electron scattering cross section. The results show that the renormalization plasma screening effect suppresses the electron-electron scattering cross section, including the quantum interference effect, especially, except for the forward and backward scattering directions. It is also shown that the renormalization plasma screening effect on the scattering cross section decreases with increasing collision energy. However, the renormalization screening effect is found to be important for the forward directions in the scattering cross section neglecting the quantum interference effect. The variations of the renormalization screening and collision-induced quantum interference effects are also discussed.

  16. Spatial Interference Mitigation for Multiple Input Multiple Output Ad Hoc Networks: MISO Gains

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Spatial Interference Mitigation for Multiple Input Multiple Output Ad Hoc Networks: MISO Gains beamforming for a multiple input single output (MISO) ad hoc network to increase the density of successful

  17. Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) optimized by exploiting optical interference

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    Wang, Xi

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this work is to study the interference between the coherent nonresonant four-wave-mixing (FWM) background and the Raman-resonant signal in the coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS). The nonresonant background is usually...

  18. Common-path interference and oscillatory Zener tunneling in bilayer graphene p-n junctions

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    Nandkishore, Rahul Mahajan

    Interference and tunneling are two signature quantum effects that are often perceived as the yin and yang of quantum mechanics: a particle simultaneously propagating along several distinct classical paths versus a particle ...

  19. Optimal Power Control for Energy Harvesting Transmitters in an Interference Channel

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    Yener, Aylin

    water- filling algorithm. A practical distributed algorithm requiring only local energy harvestingOptimal Power Control for Energy Harvesting Transmitters in an Interference Channel Kaya harvesting transmit- ters and two corresponding receivers are considered. Energy harvesting transmitters have

  20. Sequence estimation in the presence of interference via the expectation-maximization algorithm

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    Zhang, Quan G

    1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this thesis, we developed a method for obtaining near-optimal sequence estimates in the presence of interference for direct sequence spread spectrum communication using the Expectation-Maximization (EM) algorithm. We assume binary phase shift...

  1. Intraspecific interference in forage crops. Biolo-gical density and its implication in the predic-

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    Boyer, Edmond

    , Italy SUMMARY From a series of experiments on intraspecific interference in such forage crops as lucerne inter- ference in such forage crops as lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) (ROTIL1, 1975, 1979 ; ROTILI

  2. Degrees of Freedom of the Interference Channel with a Cognitive Helper

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    Wang, Chenwei; Sezgin, Aydin

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For example, for the K-user SIMO/MISO Gaussian interferencewhich are identical to the MISO setting [1], i.e. , channelcan be seen as a special MISO interference channel where

  3. Energy Conservation and Interference Mitigation: From Decoupling Property to Win-Win Strategy

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    Huang, Jianwei

    -optimal transmission rates of the users are independent of the inter-cell interference power. Index Terms--Energy-efficiency on this premise, we derive an interesting decoupling property: if the idle power consumption of terminals

  4. RNA Interference-Based Approach to Combat Viral Infections: Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Group Prototype

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    Ramirez Carvajal, Lisbeth

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    . RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics are promising alternatives to control viral infections. Lentiviral vector systems deliver artificial short hairpin RNA (shRNA) into the genome of cells to activate the RNAi pathway. In this study, an RNAi...

  5. An Updated Procedure for Tare and Interference Wind Tunnel Testing of Strut-Mounted Models

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    Kutz, Douglas M

    2014-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    to the presence of wind tunnel walls. The standard correction procedure adjusts for the presence of these boundaries using approximations based on linear potential flow theory. Separately,tare and interference removal involves the linear subtraction of mounting...

  6. Nanotechnology in our Daily Life Iridescent car paint: Based on interference colors

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    Himpsel, Franz J.

    Nanotechnology in our Daily Life Iridescent car paint: Based on interference colors (like a butterly, no bleaching after 5 years Miami) #12;Nanotechnology on our Desktops Hard Disk Sensor Medium

  7. Examination of the contextual interference effect in motor skill learning using self-paced practice

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    Immink, Maarten Alberto

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    EXAMINATION OF THE CONTEXTUAL INTERFERENCE EFFECT IN MOTOR SKILL LEARNING USING SELF-PACED PRACTICE A Thesis by MAARTEN ALBERTO IMMINK Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1995 Major Subject: Kinesiology EXAMINATION OF THE CONTEXTUAL INTERFERENCE EFFECT IN MOTOR SKILL LEARNING USING SELF-PACED PRACTICE A Thesis by MAARTEN ALBERTO IMMINK Submitted to Texas A...

  8. Use of Electrodeposition for Sample Preparation and Rejection Rate Prediction for Assay of Electroformed Ultra High Purity Copper for 232Th and 238U Prior to Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS)

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    Hoppe, Eric W.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Brodzinski, Ronald L.; Day, Anthony R.; Farmer, Orville T.; Hossbach, Todd W.; McIntyre, Justin I.; Miley, Harry S.; Mintzer, Esther E.; Seifert, Allen; Smart, John E.; Warren, Glen A.

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The search for neutrinoless double beta decay in 76Ge has driven the need for ultra-low background Ge detectors shielded by electroformed copper of ultra-high radiopurity (<0.1µBq/kg). Although electrodeposition processes are almost sophisticated enough to produce copper of this purity, to date there are no methods sensitive enough to assay it. Inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP/MS) can detect thorium and uranium at femtogram levels, but in the past, this assay has been hindered by high copper concentrations in the sample. Electrodeposition of copper samples removes copper from the solution while selectively concentrating thorium and uranium contaminants to be assayed by ICP/MS. Spiking 232Th and 238U into the plating bath simulates low purity copper and allows for the calculation of the electrochemical rejection rate of thorium and uranium in the electroplating system. This rejection value will help to model plating bath chemistry.

  9. Interference effects of neutral MSSM Higgs bosons with a generalised narrow-width approximation

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    Elina Fuchs

    2014-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Mixing effects in the MSSM Higgs sector can give rise to a sizeable interference between the neutral Higgs bosons. On the other hand, factorising a more complicated process into production and decay parts by means of the narrow-width approximation (NWA) simplifies the calculation. The standard NWA, however, does not account for interference terms. Therefore, we introduce a generalisation of the NWA (gNWA) which allows for a consistent treatment of interference effects between nearly mass-degenerate particles. Furthermore, we apply the gNWA at the tree and 1-loop level to an example process where the neutral Higgs bosons $h$ and $H$ are produced in the decay of a heavy neutralino and subsequently decay into a fermion pair. The $h-H$ propagator mixing is found to agree well with the approximation of Breit-Wigner propagators times finite wave-function normalisation factors, both leading to a significant interference contribution. The factorisation of the interference term based on on-shell matrix elements reproduces the full interference result within a precision of better than 1% for the considered process. The gNWA also enables the inclusion of contributions beyond the 1-loop order into the most precise prediction.

  10. Biophysical and Bioanalytical Analysis of the Iron-ome in Mitochondria Isolated from Saccharomyces cerevisiae

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    Garber Morales, Jessica H.

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    and bioanalytical approach to studying the Fe distribution in isolated mitochondria was developed. This procedure involved large-scale growths, the inclusion of a chelator in isolation buffers and an anaerobic isolation protocol. Electron microscopy confirmed... that mitochondrial membranes were intact and that samples were largely devoid of contaminants. The Fe-ome?the sum of all Fe species in mitochondria--was studied using a combination of EPR, M?ssbauer Spectroscopy, Electron Absorption, ICP-MS and Protein analysis...

  11. Reducing the degrading effect of hidden terminal interference in MANETs

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    Papanastasiou, S.

    Papanastasiou,S. Mackenzie,L.M. Ould-Khaoua,M. Proc. 7th ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, Venice, Italy, October 4-6, 2004 pp 311-314 ACM Press

  12. Anisotropic Energy Gaps of Iron-Based Superconductivity from Intraband Quasiparticle Interference in LiFeAs

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    Davis J. C.; Allan, M.P.; Rost, A.W.; Mackenzie, A.P.; Xie, Y.; Kihou, K.; Lee, C.H.; Iyo, A.; Eisaki, H.; Chuang, T.-M.

    2012-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    If strong electron-electron interactions between neighboring Fe atoms mediate the Cooper pairing in iron-pnictide superconductors, then specific and distinct anisotropic superconducting energy gaps {Delta}{sub i}(k) should appear on the different electronic bands i. Here, we introduce intraband Bogoliubov quasiparticle scattering interference (QPI) techniques for determination of {Delta}{sub i}(k) in such materials, focusing on lithium iron arsenide (LiFeAs). We identify the three hole-like bands assigned previously as {gamma}, {alpha}{sub 2}, and {alpha}{sub 1}, and we determine the anisotropy, magnitude, and relative orientations of their {Delta}{sub i}(k). These measurements will advance quantitative theoretical analysis of the mechanism of Cooper pairing in iron-based superconductivity.

  13. Scheme for directly observing the non-commutativity of the position and the momentum operators with interference

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    Jong-Chan Lee; Yong-Su Kim; Young-Sik Ra; Hyang-Tag Lim; Yoon-Ho Kim

    2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Although non-commutativity of a certain set of quantum operators (e.g., creation/annihilation operators and Pauli spin operators) has been shown experimentally in recent years, the commu- tation relation for the position and the momentum operators has not been directly demonstrated to date. In this paper, we propose and analyze an experimental scheme for directly observing the non-commutativity of the position and the momentum operators using single-photon quantum in- terference. While the scheme is studied for the single-photon state as the input quantum state, the analysis applies equally to matter-wave interference, allowing a direct test of the position-momentum commutation relation with a massive particle.

  14. Standard test method for determination of impurities in plutonium: acid dissolution, ion exchange matrix separation, and inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopic (ICP/AES) analysis

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.1 This specification covers blended uranium trioxide (UO3), U3O8, or mixtures of the two, powders that are intended for conversion into a sinterable uranium dioxide (UO2) powder by means of a direct reduction process. The UO2 powder product of the reduction process must meet the requirements of Specification C 753 and be suitable for subsequent UO2 pellet fabrication by pressing and sintering methods. This specification applies to uranium oxides with a 235U enrichment less than 5 %. 1.2 This specification includes chemical, physical, and test method requirements for uranium oxide powders as they relate to the suitability of the powder for storage, transportation, and direct reduction to UO2 powder. This specification is applicable to uranium oxide powders for such use from any source. 1.3 The scope of this specification does not comprehensively cover all provisions for preventing criticality accidents, for health and safety, or for shipping. Observance of this specification does not relieve the user of th...

  15. On the Asymptotic Analysis of Average Interference Power Generated by a Wireless Sensor Network

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    Yanikomeroglu, Halim

    was supported by Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. GHz at six locations including the New York City [5

  16. Analysis, Optimization, and Implementation of Low-Interference Wireless Multicarrier Systems

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    Feichtinger, Hans Georg

    25/389, A-1040 Vienna, Austria b BMW Group Research and Technology, D-80992 Munich, Germany c Institute of Biomathematics and Biometry, GSF--National Research Center for Environment and Health D-85764

  17. Interference of wedge-shaped protrusions on the faces of a Griffith crack in biaxial stress. Final report

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    Boulet, J.A.M. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An initial investigation of the influence of protrusion interference on the fracture toughness required to prevent unstable propagation of a Griffith crack in a brittle material is described. The interference is caused by relative shear displacement of the crack faces when subjected to remote biaxial stress with neither principal stress parallel to the crack. It is shown that for room temperature cracks smaller than about one centimeter in silicon carbide, or about one millimeter in silicon nitride, the presence of interference changes the fracture stress. A mathematical model based on linear elasticity solutions and including multiple interference sites at arbitrarily specified positions on the crack is presented. Computations of the change in required fracture toughness and its dependence on wedge geometry (size and vertex angle), applied stresses (orientation and magnitude), and location of the interference site are discussed. Results indicate that a single interference site has only a slight effect on required toughness. However, the influence of interference increases monotonically with the number of interference sites. The two-dimensional model described herein is not accurate when the interference sites are closely spaced.

  18. Bose-Einstein Interference in the Passage of a Jet in a Dense Medium

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    Cheuk-Yin Wong

    2012-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    When a jet collides coherently with many parton scatterers at very high energies, the Bose-Einstein symmetry with respect to the interchange of the virtual bosons leads to a destructive interference of the Feynman amplitudes in most regions of the momentum transfer phase space but a constructive interference in some other regions of the momentum transfer phase space. As a consequence, the recoiling scatterers have a tendency to come out collectively along the incident jet direction, each carrying a substantial fraction of the incident jet longitudinal momentum. The manifestation of the Bose-Einstein interference as collective recoils of the scatterers along the jet direction may have been observed in angular correlations of hadrons associated with a high-pT trigger in high-energy heavy-nuclei collisions at RHIC and LHC.

  19. Three-Dimensional Momentum Imaging of Electron Wave Packet Interference in Few-Cycle Laser Pulses

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    Gopal, R.; Simeonidis, K.; Moshammer, R.; Ergler, Th.; Duerr, M.; Kurka, M.; Kuehnel, K.-U.; Tschuch, S.; Schroeter, C.-D.; Bauer, D.; Ullrich, J.; Rudenko, A.; Herrwerth, O.; Uphues, Th.; Schultze, M.; Goulielmakis, E.; Uiberacker, M.; Lezius, M.; Kling, M. F. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg (Germany); Max-Planck Advanced Study Group at CFEL, D-22607 Hamburg (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik, Hans-Kopfermann-Strasse 1, D-85748 Garching (Germany)

    2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Using a reaction microscope, three-dimensional (3D) electron (and ion) momentum (P) spectra have been recorded for carrier-envelope-phase (CEP) stabilized few-cycle (approx5 fs), intense (approx4x10{sup 14} W/cm{sup 2}) laser pulses (740 nm) impinging on He. Preferential emission of low-energy electrons (E{sub e}<15 eV) to either hemisphere is observed as a function of the CEP. Clear interference patterns emerge in P space at CEPs with maximum asymmetry, interpreted as attosecond interferences of rescattered and directly emitted electron wave packets by means of a simple model.

  20. Interference pattern of Bose-condensed gas in a 2D optical lattice

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    Shujuan Liu; Hongwei Xiong; Zhijun Xu; Guoxiang Huang

    2003-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    For the Bose-condensed gas confined in a magnetic trap and in a two-dimensional optical lattice, the non-uniform distribution of atoms in different lattice sites is considered based on Gross-Pitaevskii equation. A propagator method is used to investigate the time evolution of 2D interference patterns after (i)only the optical lattice is swithed off, and (ii)both the optical lattice and the magnetic trap are swithed off. An analytical description on the motion of side peaks in the interference patterns is presented by using the density distribution in a momentum space.

  1. Determining coal permeabilities through constant pressure production interference testing 

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    Schubarth, Stephen Kurt

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Kurt Schubarth, B. S. , Texas A&M Un1versity Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Stephen A. Holditch The determination of format1on propert1es 1s important to the success of any underground coal gasification (UCG) project. There are many ways... method of analysis for a mult1ple well test w1th a constant pressure source. The method is then verified by analyzing data generated from a numer1cal reservoir simulator. An analys1s of a hydrology test performed during the 1980 Texas ASM UCG project...

  2. Comparative analysis of methods for determination of arsenic in coal and coal ash

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    Vukasinovic-Pesic, V.L.; Blagojevic, N.Z.; Rajakovic, L.V. [University of Montenegro, Podgorica (Montenegro)

    2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper the comparative analysis of different methods for the preparation and analysis of arsenic content in coal and coal ash have been presented. The suggested method is coal digestion method, i.e., coal ash digestion using the mixture of acids: nitric and sulphuric in presence of vanadium-pentoxide as catalyzer. The comparative analysis of different recording techniques (AAS-GH, AAS-GF and ICP-AES) has also been presented. For arsenic recording the suggested technique is AAS-GF technique. The obtained results show that the method of high precision, high sensitivity and high reproductivity has been obtained.

  3. ICP, January 2005ICP, January 2005 NetworksofSexualInteractions

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    Harting, Jens

    % of allMore than 60% of all contacts reported bycontacts reported by men are unaccounted for!men are unaccounted for! Sam ple bias?Sam ple bias? 60% m en with wom en under 1860% m en with wom en under 18 Each

  4. Quantum Noise Interference and Backaction Cooling in Cavity Nanomechanics Florian Elste,1

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    Clerk, Aashish

    , progress has also been motivated by the realiza- tion that such systems are ideally poised to allow in these systems is the ability to cool the mechanical resona- tor to near its ground state. A particularlyQuantum Noise Interference and Backaction Cooling in Cavity Nanomechanics Florian Elste,1 S. M

  5. An Alternate Mechanism for Creating Functional Sub-micrometer Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices

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    Ford, Arlene C.

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    , the micro-SQUID (microscopic superconducting quantum interference device), can be used to detect very small changes in magnetic flux. Most low Tc micro-SQUIDs (LTS) are made from aluminum or niobium. While an aluminum SQUID is relatively easy to fabricate...

  6. NON-CONVEX UTILITY MAXIMIZATION IN GAUSSIAN MISO BROADCAST AND INTERFERENCE CHANNELS

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    Simeone, Osvaldo

    NON-CONVEX UTILITY MAXIMIZATION IN GAUSSIAN MISO BROADCAST AND INTERFERENCE CHANNELS M. Rossi, A. M- imization [1] or SINR balancing for the multiple-input single-output (MISO) BC [2], and thus solvable, MISO BC and IC WSRM with general convex power constraint. The proposed BB approach is based

  7. COORDINATION ON THE MISO INTERFERENCE CHANNEL USING THE VIRTUAL SINR Randa Zakhour and David Gesbert

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    Gesbert, David

    COORDINATION ON THE MISO INTERFERENCE CHANNEL USING THE VIRTUAL SINR FRAMEWORK Randa Zakhour antenna users, this corresponds to the so-called MISO IC considered among oth- ers in [1, 2). Assuming each transmitter has multiple antennas and each receiver a single antenna, the setting is the MISO

  8. ON THE USAGE OF ANTENNAS IN MIMO AND MISO INTERFERENCE CHANNELS Mariam Kaynia

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    Gesbert, David

    ON THE USAGE OF ANTENNAS IN MIMO AND MISO INTERFERENCE CHANNELS Mariam Kaynia , Andrea J. Goldsmith case of a MISO chan- nel is considered, where exact expressions for the ergodic capac- ity of the capacity of a MISO broadcast channel with a random beamformer is derived. However, the impact

  9. Coordination on the MISO Interference Channel Using the Virtual SINR Framework

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    Gesbert, David

    Coordination on the MISO Interference Channel Using the Virtual SINR Framework Randa Zakhour David;Outline Motivation Cooperation in multi-cell/link systems MISO IC System Model and Performance Measures Motivation Cooperation in multi-cell/link systems MISO IC System Model and Performance Measures Virtual SINR

  10. Beamforming for the Underlay Cognitive MISO Interference Channel via UL-DL Duality

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    Gesbert, David

    Beamforming for the Underlay Cognitive MISO Interference Channel via UL-DL Duality Francesco Negro.negro@eurecom.fr, dirk.slock@eurecom.fr Abstract--SINR duality is shown in a multi-input single- output (MISO) downlink for the IFC. We show that SINR duality under the sum power constraint nevertheless holds in the MISO IFC

  11. Model Calculations of Protein Pair Interference Functions P. B. MOORE AND D. I~. ENGELMAN

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    of the interference cross term, derived from neutron scattering studies of structures containing pairs of deuterated by the neutron scattering method, and should help clarify the interpretation of such data. A2. Method Our and -~2 are the radii of the spheres in question, px and p2 are their respective scattering densities

  12. Two-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy Elimination of Zero-Quantum Interference in

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    Keeler, James

    the sample is large enough, the net result will be cancelation of the zero-quantum coherence. A simpleTwo-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy Elimination of Zero-Quantum Interference in Two-Dimensional NMR and homonuclear zero-quantum coherence, which is invariably present. The zero-quantum coherence gives rise to anti

  13. Stealing Bandwidth via Link-targeted Interference Attacks MINA GUIRGUIS AZER BESTAVROS IBRAHIM MATTA

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    Matta, Abraham "Ibrahim"

    decrease, limited by the damage as opposed to their network fair-share, yielding a slack of resources. This slack of resources would be nat- urally acquired by the supported flows, causing them to acquire more at a specific resource or a set of flows. We demonstrate two schemes for the construction of an interference

  14. Impact of Transmit Power Control and Receiver Association on Interweave Network Interference

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    Tellambura, Chintha

    Impact of Transmit Power Control and Receiver Association on Interweave Network Interference S power control and receiver association schemes. For this purpose, secondary transmitter nodes, a per-user transmit power control scheme is considered in which the transmit power is based

  15. Interference Mitigation via Power Control under the One-Power-Zone Constraint

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    Yu, Wei

    Interference Mitigation via Power Control under the One-Power-Zone Constraint Hayssam Dahrouj, Wei on different zones. The objective of this paper is to design power control strategies to mitigation inter this constrained power control problem based on an iterative function evaluation technique. The proposed algorithms

  16. Low Complexity Algorithms for Relay Selection and Power Control in Interference-Limited

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Low Complexity Algorithms for Relay Selection and Power Control in Interference the sum rate of the system, we address the joint problem of relay assignment and power control. Initially, power control, relay, SINR, sum rate maximization I. INTRODUCTION Cooperative communications exploit

  17. Improvement of Compressor Concentricity for the Elimination of Labyrinth Seal Interference

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    Improvement of Compressor Concentricity for the Elimination of Labyrinth Seal Interference Project compressors to increase efficiency. These compressors are often used in coal power plants to sequester CO2 which can take up to 12% of the total power plant output. Improving efficiency on theses compressors

  18. DETECTION OF GEOTHERMAL INTERFERENCE IN THE TUNNEL EXCAVATION USING MAGNETOTELLURICS TECHNIQUE

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    Harinarayana, T.

    temperature of the hot springs is as high as 900 C at some places. Major civil construction sites such as dams, tunnels etc. need to be carefully planned to avoid the hot spring locations. For example, high temperature-engineers involved in tunnel construction in Himalayas is to know the possible interference of hot water regimes

  19. AIAA 2002-3297 INTERFERENCE BETWEEN TWO SIDE-BY-SIDE CYLINDERS IN HYPERSONIC

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    Riabov, Vladimir V.

    AIAA 2002-3297 INTERFERENCE BETWEEN TWO SIDE-BY-SIDE CYLINDERS IN HYPERSONIC RAREFIED-GAS FLOWS Vladimir V. Riabov* Rivier College, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060 Abstract Hypersonic rarefied-gas flows near-Carlo technique under transitional rarefied-gas-flow conditions (Knudsen numbers from 0.0167 to 10). Strong

  20. Author's personal copy Numerical study of interference between simple-shape bodies in hypersonic flows

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    Riabov, Vladimir V.

    2008 Available online 3 December 2008 Keywords: Hypersonic rarefied-gas flows Direct simulation Monte-Carlo method Flow interference Simple-shape bodies Toroidal balloon a b s t r a c t Hypersonic rarefied-gas, the configuration of subsonic flow zones), skin friction, pressure distribu- tion, lift, and drag have been found. Ó

  1. INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE AERONAUTICAL SCIENCES The interference of an impinging plane oblique

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    Riabov, Vladimir V.

    wind tunnel by using the thermal sensitive coating technique [4-5]. 2 Flow Patterns We consider-beam fluorescence technique; thermal sensitive coating technique; shock-wave interference #12;VLADIMIR V. RIABOV. [18] Let us suppose that the oblique shock meets the bow shock ahead of a cylinder at different

  2. An examination of interference in waste solidification through measurement of heat signature

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    Shi, C.; Stegemann, J.; Caldwell, R. [Water Technology International Corp., Burlington, Ontario (Canada)] [Water Technology International Corp., Burlington, Ontario (Canada)

    1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The hydration of cementing materials is accompanied by heat evolution which is closely related to their structure development. The presence of wastes usually interferes with the hydration of cementing materials. This study examined their interference in waste stabilization/solidification processes through the measurement of adiabatic heat evolution using a computerized Quadrel{trademark} system. Two cementitious materials, an alkali-activated blast furnace slag binder and an ASTM Type 1 Portland cement were used to solidify an electric arc furnace (EAF) dust, which has high concentrations of B, Cr, Hg, Pb, Ni and Zn. The EAF dust contents were 0, 30 and 60% by mass. Different mixing conditions were also examined. The interference of EAF dust with the hydration of cementing materials was described using several parameters derived from the heat evolution curves: equivalent initial time of setting (equivalent time at 20 C); total heat evolution at initial time of setting; equivalent final time of setting, total heat evolution at final time of setting and total heat evolution at equivalent time of 28 and 90 days. Experimental results indicated that the Quadrel{trademark} system was a useful tool to examine the interference in waste stabilization/solidification and to assist with the selection of cementing materials.

  3. Indistinguishability and Interference in the Coherent Control of Atomic and Molecular Processes

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    Jiangbin Gong; Paul Brumer

    2010-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The subtle and fundamental issue of indistinguishability and interference between independent pathways to the same target state is examined in the context of coherent control of atomic and molecular processes, with emphasis placed on possible "which-way" information due to quantum entanglement established in the quantum dynamics. Because quantum interference between independent pathways to the same target state occurs only when the independent pathways are indistinguishable, it is first shown that creating useful coherence (as defined in the paper) between nondegenerate states of a molecule for subsequent quantum interference manipulation cannot be achieved by collisions between atoms or molecules that are prepared in momentum and energy eigenstates. Coherence can, however, be transferred from light fields to atoms or molecules. Using a particular coherent control scenario, it is shown that this coherence transfer and the subsequent coherent phase control can be readily realized by the most classical states of light, i.e., coherent states of light. It is further demonstrated that quantum states of light may suppress the extent of phase-sensitive coherent control by leaking out some which-way information while "incoherent interference control" scenarios proposed in the literature have automatically ensured the indistinguishability of multiple excitation pathways. The possibility of quantum coherence in photodissociation product states is also understood in terms of the disentanglement between photodissociation fragments. Results offer deeper insights into quantum coherence generation in atomic and molecular processes.

  4. QCD and Electroweak Interference in Higgs production by Gauge Boson Fusion

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    Jeppe R. Andersen; Jennifer M. Smillie

    2007-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We explicitly calculate the contribution to Higgs production at the LHC from the interference between gluon-gluon and Weak Vector Boson fusion, and compare it to the pure QCD and pure Electro-weak result. While the effect is small at tree level, we speculate it will be significantly enhanced by loop effects.

  5. High resolution low-temperature superconductivity superconducting quantum interference device microscope for imaging magnetic fields

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    Weiss, Benjamin P.

    -temperature superconducting niobium wire coupled to the input circuit of a superconducting quantum interference device SQUID-stated advantages of high-temperature superconductivity HTS over the more advanced low- temperature superconductivity LTS is that the higher oper- ating temperature, typically around 77 K, allows HTS SQUIDs

  6. An analog approach to interference suppression in ultra-wideband receivers

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    Fischer, Timothy W.

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    are presented, and a solution is proposed. To combat interference in Multi-Band OFDM (MB-OFDM) UWB systems, an analog notch filter is designed to be included in the UWB receive chain. The architecture of the filter is based on feed-forward subtraction...

  7. Water Power Technologies The most widespread environmental constraints to the development of hydropower are interference

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    to the development of hydropower are interference with fish passage, provision of adequate environmental flows to address these issues and to help ensure environmentally sound hydropower development in the following through hydropower turbines, remains a serious problem at many sites. The fish passage task focuses

  8. A DME Based Area Navigation Systems for GPS/WAAS Interference Mitigation In General Aviation Applications

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    Stanford University

    States. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is leading the e ort to mod- ernize the NAS, Stanford University Abstract The Federal Aviation Administration is leading the National Airspace SystemA DME Based Area Navigation Systems for GPS/WAAS Interference Mitigation In General Aviation

  9. Aggregation Modulators Interfere with Membrane Interactions of b2-Microglobulin Fibrils

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    Jelinek, Raz

    Aggregation Modulators Interfere with Membrane Interactions of b2-Microglobulin Fibrils Tania of the impact of fibrillation modulators upon membrane interactions of b2-microglobulin (b2m) fibrils ABSTRACT Amyloid fibril accumulation is a pathological hallmark of several devastating disorders, including

  10. Posting type Advisory Subject S interference in XRF determination of Si

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    Fischer, Emily V.

    Posting type Advisory Subject S interference in XRF determination of Si Module/Species A/ Si Sites information The primary XRF peak for sulfur has a shoulder that overlaps the primary XRF peak for silicon. XRF spectra for two samples with differing S/Si ratios. Accurate determination of Si is difficult when

  11. Superconducting quantum interference device as a near-quantum-limited amplifier at 0.5 GHz

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    Le Roy, Robert J.

    Superconducting quantum interference device as a near-quantum-limited amplifier at 0.5 GHz Michael 94720 Received 10 October 2000; accepted for publication 14 December 2000 A dc superconducting quantum, for example, superconducting transition-edge sensors for infrared, optical, and ultraviolet wavelengths,2

  12. Turbo-BLAST with Semi-Blind Co-Channel Interference Cancellation in Multicell MIMO Systems

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    Dai, Huaiyu

    Turbo-BLAST with Semi-Blind Co-Channel Interference Cancellation in Multicell MIMO Systems Vivek to obtain in practice. In this paper we first exploit the turbo principle to enhance an effective blind detection method based on multiuser kurtosis (MUK) maximization, thus coined as turbo-MUK. In turbo

  13. Wong & Lok: Theory of Digital Communications 4. ISI & Equalization Intersymbol Interference and Equalization

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    Wong, Tan F.

    Wong & Lok: Theory of Digital Communications 4. ISI & Equalization Chapter 4 Intersymbol interference (ISI), degrades the error performance of the communication system. There are two major ways to mitigate the detrimental effect of ISI. The first method is to design bandlimited transmission pulses which

  14. The Role of Test Expectancy in the Build-Up of Proactive Interference in Long-Term Memory

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    Szpunar, Karl K.

    The Role of Test Expectancy in the Build-Up of Proactive Interference in Long-Term Memory Yana the hypothesis that interpolated testing in a multiple list paradigm protects against proactive interference by sustaining test expectancy during encoding. In both experiments, recall on the last of 5 word lists

  15. Hydraulic interference testbetween several doublets in the Dogger aquifer in Ile-de-France region (Val-de-Marne)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Hydraulic interference testbetween several doublets in the Dogger aquifer in Ile-de-France region of the "thermal breakthrough".One uncertainty of these models is the hydraulic interference between the different of the hydraulic test whichwas carried out in September 2013.The test included 5 geothermal doublets (Cachan 1

  16. Observation of interference between two Bose condensates The spatial coherence of a Bose condensate was demonstrated by observing

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    Observation of interference between two Bose condensates The spatial coherence of a Bose condensate was demonstrated by observing interference between two Bose condensates [1]. They were created by cooling atoms the condensates expand for 40 milliseconds and overlap (see figure). This demonstrates that Bose condensed atoms

  17. High Resolution Studies of the Origins of Polyatomic Ions in Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

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    Jill Wisnewski Ferguson

    2006-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The inductively coupled plasma (ICP) is an atmospheric pressure ionization source. Traditionally, the plasma is sampled via a sampler cone. A supersonic jet develops behind the sampler, and this region is pumped down to a pressure of approximately one Torr. A skimmer cone is located inside this zone of silence to transmit ions into the mass spectrometer. The position of the sampler and skimmer cones relative to the initial radiation and normal analytical zones of the plasma is key to optimizing the useful analytical signal [1]. The ICP both atomizes and ionizes the sample. Polyatomic ions form through ion-molecule interactions either in the ICP or during ion extraction [l]. Common polyatomic ions that inhibit analysis include metal oxides (MO{sup +}), adducts with argon, the gas most commonly used to make up the plasma, and hydride species. While high resolution devices can separate many analytes from common interferences, this is done at great cost in ion transmission efficiency--a loss of 99% when using high versus low resolution on the same instrument [2]. Simple quadrupole devices, which make up the bulk of ICP-MS instruments in existence, do not present this option. Therefore, if the source of polyatomic interferences can be determined and then manipulated, this could potentially improve the figures of merit on all ICP-MS devices, not just the high resolution devices often utilized to study polyatomic interferences.

  18. ICP-MS (Quadrupole) | EMSL

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    Nanocomposite Synthesized in Supercritical Fluid as Electrocatalysts for Low-Temperature Fuel Cells. Carbon nanotube (CNT)-supported Pt nanoparticles catalysts have been...

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  20. Interference and k-point sampling in the supercell approach to phase-coherent transport K. S. Thygesen and K. W. Jacobsen

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    Thygesen, Kristian

    tight-binding model to show that interference be- tween the repeated images is a small effect compared the re- peated images. As the transverse dimensions of the supercell are increased the interference of k-point sam- pling and interference on the transmission function by means of two examples. The first

  1. Outage Rate Regions for the MISO Interference Channel: Definitions and Interpretations

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    Lindblom, Johannes; Larsson, Erik G

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the slow-fading two-user multiple-input single-output (MISO) interference channel (IC), where the receivers treat the interference as additive Gaussian noise. We study the rate points that can be achieved, allowing a non-zero outage probability. The points which meet the outage probability specification constitute a so-called outage rate region. There exist several definitions of the outage rate regions for the IC, as for the broadcast and the multiple-access channels. We give four definitions for the outage region of the MISO IC. The definitions differ on whether the rates are declared in outage jointly or individually and whether there is instantaneous or statistical channel state information (CSI) at the transmitters. For the statistical CSI scenario, we discuss how to find the outage probabilities in closed form. We provide interpretations of the definitions and compare the corresponding regions via analytical and numerical results.

  2. Non-Convex Utility Maximization in Gaussian MISO Broadcast and Interference Channels

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    Rossi, M; Simeone, O; Haimovich, A M

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Utility (e.g., sum-rate) maximization for multiantenna broadcast and interference channels (with one antenna at the receivers) is known to be in general a non-convex problem, if one limits the scope to linear (beamforming) strategies at transmitter and receivers. In this paper, it is shown that, under some standard assumptions, most notably that the utility function is decreasing with the interference levels at the receivers, a global optimal solution can be found with reduced complexity via a suitably designed Branch-and-Bound method. Although infeasible for real-time implementation, this procedure enables a non-heuristic and systematic assessment of suboptimal techniques. A suboptimal strategy is then proposed that, when applied to sum-rate maximization, reduces to the well-known distributed pricing techniques. Finally, numerical results are provided that compare global optimal solutions with suboptimal (pricing) techniques for sum-rate maximization problems, leading to insight into issues such as the robus...

  3. Interference induced preparation of spinpolarized electrons in a three-terminal quantum ring

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    Orsolya Kalman; Peter Foldi; Mihaly G. Benedict; F. M. Peeters

    2006-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an exact, analytic solution of the spin dependent quantum transport problem with spin-orbit interaction in a one-dimensional mesoscopic ring with one input and two output leads. We demonstrate that for appropriate parameters spatial interference in the ring leads to a behavior analogous to that of the Stern-Gerlach apparatus: different spin polarizations can be achieved in the two output channels from an originally totally unpolarized incoming spin state. It is shown that this requires an appropriate interference of states that carry oppositely directed currents. We find that spin polarization is possible for several geometries, including the case when the device is not symmetric with respect to the incoming lead. A clear connection is established between the Stern-Gerlach like property of the device and the relevant Aharonov-Casher phases in the loop geometry.

  4. LPM Interference and Cherenkov-like Gluon Bremsstrahlung in DenseMatter

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    Majumder, Abhijit; Wang, Xin-Nian

    2005-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Gluon bremsstrahlung induced by multiple parton scattering in a finite dense medium has a unique angular distribution with respect to the initial parton direction. A dead-cone structure with an opening angle; theta2{sub 0}; approx 2(1-z)/(zLE) for gluons with fractional energy z arises from the Landau-Pomeran chuck-Migdal (LPM) interference. In a medium where the gluon's dielectric constant is; epsilon>1, the LPM interference pattern is shown to become Cherenkov-like with an increased opening angle determined by the dielectric constant$/cos2/theta{sub c}=z+(1-z)//epsilon$. For a large dielectric constant/epsilon; gg 1+2/z2LE, the corresponding total radiative parton energy loss is about twice that from normal gluon bremsstrahlung. Implications of this Cherenkov-like gluon bremsstrahlung to the jet correlation pattern in high-energy heavy-ion collisions is discussed.

  5. Quantum-interference-initiated superradiant and subradiant emission from entangled atoms

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    Wiegner, R. [Institut fuer Optik, Information und Photonik, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen (Germany); Zanthier, J. von [Institut fuer Optik, Information und Photonik, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen (Germany); Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), Friedrich-Alexander Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany); Agarwal, G. S. [Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma (United States)

    2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We calculate the radiative characteristics of emission from a system of entangled atoms which can have a relative distance larger than the emission wavelength. We develop a quantum multipath interference approach which explains both super- and subradiance though the entangled states have zero dipole moment. We derive a formula for the radiated intensity in terms of different interfering pathways. We further show how the interferences lead to directional emission from atoms prepared in symmetric W states. As a byproduct of our work we show how Dicke's classic result can be understood in terms of interfering pathways. In contrast to the previous works on ensembles of atoms, we focus on finite numbers of atoms prepared in well characterized states.

  6. An integrated quantum photonic sensor based on Hong-Ou-Mandel interference

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    Basiri-Esfahani, Sahar; Armin, Ardalan; Combes, Joshua; Milburn, Gerard J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Photonic-crystal-based integrated optical systems have been used for a broad range of sensing applications with great success. This has been motivated by several advantages such as high sensitivity, miniaturization, remote sensing, selectivity and stability. Many photonic crystal sensors have been proposed with various fabrication designs that result in improved optical properties. Here we propose a novel multi-purpose sensor architecture that can be used for force, refractive index and possibly local temperature detection. In this scheme, two coupled cavities behave as an "effective beam splitter". The sensor works based on fourth order interference (the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect) and requires a sequence of single photon pulses and consequently has low pulse power. Changes in the parameter to be measured induce variations in the effective beam splitter reflectivity and result in changes to the visibility of interference. We demonstrate this generic scheme in coupled L3 photonic crystal cavities as an example and...

  7. Revealing Carrier-Envelope Phase through Frequency Mixing and Interference in Frequency Resolved Optical Gating

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    Snedden, Edward W; Jamison, Steven P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate that full temporal characterisation of few-cycle electromagnetic pulses, including retrieval of the carrier envelope phase (CEP), can be directly obtained from Frequency Resolved Optical Gating (FROG) techniques in which the interference between non-linear frequency mixing processes is resolved. We derive a framework for this scheme, defined Real Domain-FROG (ReD-FROG), as applied to the cases of interference between sum and difference frequency components and between fundamental and sum/difference frequency components. A successful numerical demonstration of ReD-FROG as applied to the case of a self-referenced measurement is provided. A proof-of-principle experiment is performed in which the CEP of a single-cycle THz pulse is accurately obtained and demonstrates the possibility for THz detection beyond the bandwidth limitations of electro-optic sampling.

  8. Sum-Rate Optimal Power Policies for Energy Harvesting Transmitters in an Interference Channel

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    Tutuncuoglu, Kaya

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper considers a two-user Gaussian interference channel with energy harvesting transmitters. Different than conventional battery powered wireless nodes, energy harvesting transmitters have to adapt transmission to availability of energy at a particular instant. In this setting, the optimal power allocation problem to maximize sum throughput within a given deadline is formulated. The convergence of the proposed iterative coordinate descent method for the problem is proved and the short-term throughput maximizing offline power allocation policy is found. Examples for interference regions with known sum capacities are given with directional water-filling interpretations when possible. Next, stochastic data arrivals are addressed. Finally online and/or distributed near-optimal policies are proposed. Performance of the proposed algorithms are demonstrated through simulations.

  9. On the Optimality of Beamforming for Multi-User MISO Interference Channels with Single-User Detection

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    Shang, Xiaohu; Poor, H Vincent

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For a multi-user interference channel with multi-antenna transmitters and single-antenna receivers, by restricting each receiver to a single-user detector, computing the largest achievable rate region amounts to solving a family of non-convex optimization problems. Recognizing the intrinsic connection between the signal power at the intended receiver and the interference power at the unintended receiver, the original family of non-convex optimization problems is converted into a new family of convex optimization problems. It is shown that, for such interference channels with each receiver implementing single-user detection, transmitter beamforming can achieve all boundary points of the achievable rate region.

  10. Form factor in K+ --> pi+ pi0 gamma: interference versus direct emission

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    Luigi Cappiello; Giancarlo D'Ambrosio

    2007-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the effect of a form factor in the magnetic contribution to K+ --> pi+ pi0 gamma. We emphasize how this can show up experimentally: in particular we try to explore the difference between a possible interference contribution and a form factor in the magnetic part. The form factor used for K+ --> pi+ pi0 gamma is analogous to the one for KL --> pi+ pi- gamma, experimentally well established.

  11. Possible Role of Interference and Sink Effects in Nonphotochemical Quenching in Photosynthetic Complexes

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    Gennady P. Berman; Alexander I. Nesterov; Shmuel Gurvitz; Richard T. Sayre

    2014-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe a simple and consistent quantum mathematical model that simulates the possible role of quantum interference and sink effects in the nonphotochemical quenching (NPQ) in light-harvesting complexes (LHCs). Our model consists of a network of five interconnected sites (excitonic states) responsible for the NPQ mechanism: (i) Two excited states of chlorophyll molecules, $ChlA^*$ and $ChlB^*$, forming an LHC dimer, which is initially populated; (ii) A "damaging" site which is responsible for production of singlet oxygen and other destructive outcomes; (iii) The $(ChlA-Zea)^*$ heterodimer excited state (Zea indicates zeaxanthin); and (iv) The charge transfer state of this heterodimer, $(ChlA^{-}-Zea^{+})^*$. In our model, both damaging and charge transfer states are described by discrete electron energy levels attached to their sinks, that mimic the continuum part of electron energy spectrum, as at these sites the electron participates in quasi-irreversible chemical reactions. All five excitonic sites interact with the protein environment that is modeled using a stochastic approach. As an example, we apply our model to demonstrate possible contributions of quantum interference and sink effects in the NPQ mechanism in the CP29 minor LHC. Our numerical results on the quantum dynamics of the reduced density matrix, demonstrate a possible way to significantly suppress, under some conditions, the damaging channel using quantum interference effects and sinks. The results demonstrate the possible role of interference and sink effects for modeling, engineering, and optimizing the performance of the NPQ processes in both natural and artificial light-harvesting complexes.

  12. Two-color ghost interference with photon pairs generated in hot atoms

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    Ding Dongsheng; Zhou Zhiyuan; Shi Baosen; Zou Xubo; Guo Guangcan [Key Laboratory of Quantum Information, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026 (China)

    2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on an experimental observation of a two-photon ghost interference experiment. A distinguishing feature of our experiment is that the photons are generated via a non-degenerated spontaneous four-wave mixing process in a hot atomic ensemble; therefore the photon has narrow bandwidth. Besides, there is a large difference in frequency between two photons in a pair. Our works may be important to achieve more secure, large transmission capacity long-distance quantum communication.

  13. IFT&E Industry Report Wind Turbine-Radar Interference Test Summary.

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    Karlson, Benjamin; LeBlanc, Bruce Philip; Minster, David G; Estill, Milford; Miller, Bryan Edward; Busse, Franz (MIT LL); Keck, Chris (MIT LL); Sullivan, Jonathan (MIT LL); Brigada, David (MIT LL); Parker, Lorri (MIT LL); Younger, Richard (MIT LL); Biddle, Jason (MIT LL)

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wind turbines have grown in size and capacity with today's average turbine having a power capacity of around 1.9 MW, reaching to heights of over 495 feet from ground to blade tip, and operating with speeds at the tip of the blade up to 200 knots. When these machines are installed within the line-of-sight of a radar system, they can cause significant clutter and interference, detrimentally impacting the primary surveillance radar (PSR) performance. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) were co-funded to conduct field tests and evaluations over two years in order to: I. Characterize the impact of wind turbines on existing Program-of-Record (POR) air surveillance radars; II. Assess near-term technologies proposed by industry that have the potential to mitigate the interference from wind turbines on radar systems; and III. Collect data and increase technical understanding of interference issues to advance development of long-term mitigation strategies. MIT LL and SNL managed the tests and evaluated resulting data from three flight campaigns to test eight mitigation technologies on terminal (short) and long-range (60 nmi and 250 nmi) radar systems. Combined across the three flight campaigns, more than 460 of hours of flight time were logged. This paper summarizes the Interagency Field Test & Evaluation (IFT&E) program and publicly- available results from the tests. It will also discuss the current wind turbine-radar interference evaluation process within the government and a proposed process to deploy mitigation technologies.

  14. Availabilty of corona cage for predicting radio interference generated from HVDC transmission line

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    Nakano, Y.; Sunaga, Y. (Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan))

    1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a prospect that a corona cage is available for predicting radio interference (RI) generated from HVDC transmission lines. This is based on the assumption that the generation quantity of RI is determined by Fmax (the true maximum conductor surface gradient in the presence of space charge), regardless of surrounding electrode arrangement. This assumption has been verified by tests using corona cages and a test line.

  15. A system for improved radiotelegraphy reception in the presence of atmospherics and interference

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    Anderson, Warren Leslie

    1950-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    OF ATMOSPHERICS AND INTERFERENCE WARREN LESLIE ANDERSON A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in parti- 1 fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING.... Dillingham for reading the manuscript. E", . L. A. CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION page ~ 1 II. THEORETICAL CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED SYSTEM . . 4 III, MODIFICATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF EQUIPMENT . . . 8 IV, EQUIPMENT TESTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16...

  16. Quantum interference measurement of spin interactions in a bio-organic/semiconductor device structure

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    Deo, Vincent [Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France); Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (United States); Zhang, Yao [Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (United States); Soghomonian, Victoria [Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (United States); Heremans, Jean J. [Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (United States)

    2015-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum interference is used to measure the spin interactions between an InAs surface electron system and the iron center in the biomolecule hemin in nanometer proximity in a bio-organic/semiconductor device structure. The interference quantifies the influence of hemin on the spin decoherence properties of the surface electrons. The decoherence times of the electrons serve to characterize the biomolecule, in an electronic complement to the use of spin decoherence times in magnetic resonance. Hemin, prototypical for the heme group in hemoglobin, is used to demonstrate the method, as a representative biomolecule where the spin state of a metal ion affects biological functions. The electronic determination of spin decoherence properties relies on the quantum correction of antilocalization, a result of quantum interference in the electron system. Spin-flip scattering is found to increase with temperature due to hemin, signifying a spin exchange between the iron center and the electrons, thus implying interactions between a biomolecule and a solid-state system in the hemin/InAs hybrid structure. The results also indicate the feasibility of artificial bioinspired materials using tunable carrier systems to mediate interactions between biological entities.

  17. Quantum interference measurement of spin interactions in a bio-organic/semiconductor device structure

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    Deo, Vincent; Zhang, Yao; Soghomonian, Victoria; Heremans, Jean J.

    2015-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum interference is used to measure the spin interactions between an InAs surface electron system and the iron center in the biomolecule hemin in nanometer proximity in a bio-organic/semiconductor device structure. The interference quantifies the influence of hemin on the spin decoherence properties of the surface electrons. The decoherence times of the electrons serve to characterize the biomolecule, in an electronic complement to the use of spin decoherence times in magnetic resonance. Hemin, prototypical for the heme group in hemoglobin, is used to demonstrate the method, as a representative biomolecule where the spin state of a metal ion affects biologicalmore »functions. The electronic determination of spin decoherence properties relies on the quantum correction of antilocalization, a result of quantum interference in the electron system. Spin-flip scattering is found to increase with temperature due to hemin, signifying a spin exchange between the iron center and the electrons, thus implying interactions between a biomolecule and a solid-state system in the hemin/InAs hybrid structure. The results also indicate the feasibility of artificial bioinspired materials using tunable carrier systems to mediate interactions between biological entities.« less

  18. Interference of small and of large quantum particles behind an asymmetric grating

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    Bozic, Mirjana; Arsenovic, Dusan [Institute of Physics, P.O. Box 57, 11001 Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro); Vuskovic, Leposava [Old Dominion University, Department of Physics, 4600 Elkhorn Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23529 (United States)

    2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Quantum theory of interference phenomena does not take the diameter of the particle into account, since particles were much smaller than the width of the slits before the rise of molecular interferometry. In the experiments with large molecules, the diameter of the particle has approached the width of the slits. Therefore, an analytical description of these cases should include a finite particle size. An asymmetric double-slit grating seems to be very suitable for the study of the influence of a particle's size on the interference pattern. We identify three characteristic cases for the ratio of slit widths {delta}{sub 1} and {delta}{sub 2} and the particle diameter D: D{delta}{sub 1} and D{delta}{sub 2}, {delta}{sub 1}>D>{delta}{sub 2}, and D>{delta}{sub 1}>{delta}{sub 2}. Taking into account the influence of both slits on the particle wave function, regardless of through which slit the particle passed, we treat the particle-wall interaction in a simple fashion, such that if the particle size is greater than the slit opening there is no transmission. The transverse momentum distribution is independent of the distance from the slits and the particle size, while the space distribution strongly depends on this distance and the particle size. We found that the interference is absent only when the particle's diameter is larger than both slit widths, D>{delta}{sub 1}>{delta}{sub 2}.

  19. Interference of short optical pulses from independent gain-switched laser diodes for quantum secure communications

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    Z. L. Yuan; M. Lucamarini; J. F. Dynes; B. Frohlich; M. B. Ward; A. J. Shields

    2015-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Since the introduction of the decoy-state technique, phase-randomised weak coherent light pulses have been the key to increase the practicality of quantum-based communications. Their ultra-fast generation was accomplished via compact gain-switched (GS) lasers, leading to high key rates in quantum key distribution (QKD). Recently, the question arose of whether the same laser could be employed to achieve high-speed measurement-device-independent-QKD, a scheme that promises long-haul quantum communications immune to all detector attacks. For that, a challenging highvisibility interference between independent picosecond optical pulses is required. Here, we answer the above question in the affirmative by demonstrating high-visibility interference from two independent GS lasers triggered at 1GHz. The result is obtained through a careful characterization of the laser frequency chirp and time jitter. By relating these quantities to the interference visibility, we obtain a parameter-free verification of the experimental data and a numerical simulation of the achievable key rates. These findings are beneficial to other applications making use of GS lasers, including random number generation and standard QKD.

  20. Central interference in driving - Is there any stopping the psychological refractory period?

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    Levy, J; Pashler, H; Boer, E

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    while driving. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 31, 617–623.on driving performance. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 23,

  1. No Interference

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level:Energy: Grid Integration Redefining What's Possible for Renewable Energy:Nanowire Solar541,9337,2April 2013we have solarstanford

  2. Floquet formulation for the investigation of multiphoton quantum interference in a superconducting qubit driven by a strong ac field

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    Son, Sang-Kil; Han, Siyuan; Chu, Shih-I

    2009-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a Floquet treatment of multiphoton quantum interference in a strongly driven superconducting flux qubit. The periodically time-dependent Schrödinger equation can be reduced to an equivalent time-independent infinite-dimensional Floquet...

  3. Self-pollen interference is absent in wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum, Brassicaceae), a species with sporophytic self-incompatibility

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    Koelling, Vanessa A.

    2007-04-06T23:59:59.000Z

    plants with a self-incompatibility system. We investigated the effect of self-pollen interference for wild radish, Raphanus raphanistrum, which has sporophytic self-incompatibility. We performed pollinations and determined seed set for plants grown...

  4. Functional Identification of Tumor Suppressor Genes Through an in vivo RNA Interference Screen in a Mouse Lymphoma Model

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    Bric, Anka

    Short hairpin RNAs (shRNAs) capable of stably suppressing gene function by RNA interference (RNAi) can mimic tumor-suppressor-gene loss in mice. By selecting for shRNAs capable of accelerating lymphomagenesis in a ...

  5. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 10, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2011 3943 Energy Conservation and Interference Mitigation

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    Huang, Jianwei

    -optimal transmission rates of the users are independent of the inter-cell interference power. Index Terms--Energy-efficiency on this premise, we derive an interesting decoupling property: if the idle power consumption of terminals

  6. hal-00133055,version1-29Mar2007 Nuclear spin interferences in bulk water at room temperature.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    hal-00133055,version1-29Mar2007 Nuclear spin interferences in bulk water at room temperature. J in NMR pacs 03.67.-a: Quantum information pacs 67.57.Lm: Spin dynamics Abstract Nuclear spin interference in a static mag- netic field B0 4.7 T. For a homogeneity of B0 of the order of B0/B0 = 2 · 10-8 , the nuclear

  7. Standard practice for the determination of 237Np, 232Th, 235U and 238U in urine by inductively coupled plasma-Mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and gamma ray spectrometry.

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.1 This practice covers the separation and preconcentration of neptunium-237 (237Np), thorium-232 (232Th), uranium-235 (235U) and uranium-238 (238U) from urine followed by quantitation using ICP-MS. 1.2 This practice can be used to support routine bioassay programs. The minimum detectable concentrations (MDC) for this method, taking the preconcentration factor into account, are approximately 1E-2Bq for 237Np (0.38ng), 2E-6Bq for 232Th (0.50ng), 4E-5Bq for 235U (0.50ng) and 6E-6Bq for 238U (0.48ng). 1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

  8. Quantum-ring spin interference device tuned by quantum point contacts

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    Diago-Cisneros, Leo [Facultad de Física, Universidad de La Habana, C.P.10400, La Habana (Cuba); Mireles, Francisco [Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, C.P. 22800 Ensenada, Baja California, México (Mexico)

    2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce a spin-interference device that comprises a quantum ring (QR) with three embedded quantum point contacts (QPCs) and study theoretically its spin transport properties in the presence of Rashba spin-orbit interaction. Two of the QPCs conform the lead-to-ring junctions while a third one is placed symmetrically in the upper arm of the QR. Using an appropriate scattering model for the QPCs and the S-matrix scattering approach, we analyze the role of the QPCs on the Aharonov-Bohm (AB) and Aharonov-Casher (AC) conductance oscillations of the QR-device. Exact formulas are obtained for the spin-resolved conductances of the QR-device as a function of the confinement of the QPCs and the AB/AC phases. Conditions for the appearance of resonances and anti-resonances in the spin-conductance are derived and discussed. We predict very distinctive variations of the QR-conductance oscillations not seen in previous QR proposals. In particular, we find that the interference pattern in the QR can be manipulated to a large extend by varying electrically the lead-to-ring topological parameters. The latter can be used to modulate the AB and AC phases by applying gate voltage only. We have shown also that the conductance oscillations exhibits a crossover to well-defined resonances as the lateral QPC confinement strength is increased, mapping the eigenenergies of the QR. In addition, unique features of the conductance arise by varying the aperture of the upper-arm QPC and the Rashba spin-orbit coupling. Our results may be of relevance for promising spin-orbitronics devices based on quantum interference mechanisms.

  9. Interference Peak in the Spectrum of Bremsstrahlung on Two Amorphous Targets

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    M. V. Bondarenco; N. F. Shul'ga

    2014-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We investigate the interference pattern in the spectrum of non-dipole bremsstrahlung on two amorphous foils. Apart from suppression at lowest $\\omega$, the spectrum exhibits an enhancement adjacent to it. In classical electrodynamics, the net effect of suppression and enhancement proves to be zero. We study the location and the origin of the spectral features, comparing predictions of full Moli\\`ere averaging with those of the Gaussian averaging with Coulomb corrections to the rms multiple scattering angle. Comparison with experimental data, and with previous theoretical predictions is presented.

  10. First measurement of interference fragmentation on a transversely polarized hydrogen target

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    P. B. van der Nat; for the HERMES collaboration

    2005-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

    The HERMES experiment has measured for the first time single target-spin asymmetries in semi-inclusive two-pion production using a transversely polarized hydrogen target. These asymmetries are related to the product of two unknowns, the transversity distribution function and the interference fragmentation function. In the invariant mass range 0.51 GeV < M_inv < 0.97 GeV the measured asymmetry deviates significantly from zero, indicating that two-pion semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering can be used to probe transversity.

  11. Assessing cytotoxicity of boron nitride nanotubes: Interference with the MTT assay

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    Ciofani, Gianni, E-mail: g.ciofani@sssup.it [Italian Institute of Technology, Smart Materials Lab, Center of MicroBioRobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34, 56025 Pontedera (Pisa) (Italy)] [Italian Institute of Technology, Smart Materials Lab, Center of MicroBioRobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34, 56025 Pontedera (Pisa) (Italy); Danti, Serena; D'Alessandro, Delfo [Otology-Cochlear Implants, Cisanello Hospital, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa (Italy)] [Otology-Cochlear Implants, Cisanello Hospital, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa (Italy); Moscato, Stefania [Department of Human Morphology and Applied Biology, University of Pisa, Via Roma 55, 56126 Pisa (Italy)] [Department of Human Morphology and Applied Biology, University of Pisa, Via Roma 55, 56126 Pisa (Italy); Menciassi, Arianna [Italian Institute of Technology, Smart Materials Lab, Center of MicroBioRobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34, 56025 Pontedera (Pisa) (Italy) [Italian Institute of Technology, Smart Materials Lab, Center of MicroBioRobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34, 56025 Pontedera (Pisa) (Italy); CRIM Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 34, 56025 Pontedera (Pisa) (Italy)

    2010-04-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Thanks to a non-covalent wrapping with glycol-chitosan, highly biocompatible and highly concentrated dispersions of boron nitride nanotubes were obtained and tested on human neuroblastoma cells. A systematic investigation of the cytotoxicity of these nanovectors with several complementary qualitative and quantitative assays allowed a strong interference with the MTT metabolic assay to be highlighted, similar to a phenomenon already observed for carbon nanotubes, that would wrongly suggest toxicity of boron nitride nanotubes. These results confirm the high complexity of these new nanomaterials, and the needing of extensive investigations on their exciting potential applications in the biomedical field.

  12. Loop induced interference effects in Higgs Boson plus two jet production at the LHC.

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    Andersen, Jeppe R.; Binoth, T.; Heinrich, G.; Smillie, Jennifer M.

    ar X iv :0 70 9. 35 13 v2 [ he p- ph ] 22 Fe b 2 00 8 Cavendish-HEP-07/09 Edinburgh 2007/21 Loop induced interference effects in Higgs Boson plus two jet production at the LHC J. R. Andersena, T. Binothb, G. Heinrichb, J. M. Smilliea a... processes allowed at the one-loop level in Higgs boson plus 2 jet production at the LHC. The corresponding one-loop amplitudes, which have not been considered in the lit- erature so far, are evaluated analytically using dimensional regularisation...

  13. Method and means for detecting optically transmitted signals and establishing optical interference pattern between electrodes

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    Kostenbauder, A.G.

    1988-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A photodetector for detecting signal pulses transmitted in an optical carrier signal relies on the generation of electron-hole pairs and the diffusion of the generated electrons and holes to the electrodes on the surface of the semiconductor detector body for generating photovoltaic pulses. The detector utilizes the interference of optical waves for generating an electron-hole grating within the semiconductor body, and, by establishing an electron-hole pair maximum at one electrode and a minimum at the other electrode, a detectable voltaic pulse is generated across the electrode. 4 figs.

  14. Interference effects during the reradiation of ultrashort electromagnetic pulses by polyatomic systems

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    Makarov, D. N.; Matveev, V. I., E-mail: mezon98@mail.ru [Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University (Russian Federation)

    2013-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A theory of the reradiation of ultrashort electromagnetic pulses by arbitrary polyatomic systems of isolated complex atoms has been developed. The technique used allows the spatial inhomogeneity of the field of an ultrashort pulse and photon momenta in reradiation processes to be accurately taken into account. The angular distributions of the reradiation spectra have been obtained for an arbitrary number of atoms in the system. The processes of interference between the photon emission amplitudes are shown to give rise to characteristic “diffraction” maxima. We consider one-dimensional, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional rectangular lattices as examples as well as planar and cylindrical structures as models of planar nanosystems and nanotubes.

  15. Guidelines for Electromagnetic Interference Testing of Power Plant Equipment: Revision 3 to TR-102323

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    J. Cunningham and J. Shank

    2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    To continue meeting safety and reliability requirements while controlling costs, operators of nuclear power plants must be able to replace and upgrade equipment in a cost-effective manner. One issue that has been problematic for new plant equipment and especially for digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems in recent years is electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). The EMC issue usually involves testing to show that critical equipment will not be adversely affected by electromagnetic interference (EMI) in the plant environment. This guide will help nuclear plant engineers address EMC issues and qualification testing in a consistent, comprehensive manner.

  16. Interference effects in the $H(\\rightarrow \\gamma\\gamma) + 2$ jets channel at the LHC

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    Coradeschi, F; Dixon, L J; Fidanza, N; Hoeche, S; Ita, H; Li, Y; Mazzitelli, J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We compute the interference between the resonant process $pp\\to H(\\rightarrow \\gamma\\gamma)+2 \\text{ jets}$ and the corresponding continuum background at leading order in QCD. For the Higgs signal, we include gluon fusion (GF) and vector boson fusion (VBF) production channels, while for the background we consider all tree-level contributions, including pure EW effects (${\\cal O}(\\alpha_{QED}^4)$) and QCD contributions (${\\cal O}(\\alpha_{QED}^2 \\alpha_{s}^2)$), plus the loop-induced gluon-initiated process. After convolution with the experimental mass resolution, the main effect of the interference is to shift the position of the mass peak, as in the inclusive GF case studied previously. The apparent mass shift is small in magnitude but strongly dependent on the Higgs width, potentially allowing for a measurement of, or bound on, the width itself. In the $H(\\rightarrow \\gamma\\gamma)+2 \\text{ jets}$ channel, the VBF and GF contributions generate shifts of opposite signs which largely cancel, depending on the se...

  17. Quantum Interference as a Process of Accumulation of Single-Particle Arrivals

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    Bozic, Mirjana; Arsenovic, Dusan [Institute of Physics, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro)

    2005-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Single-particle interference experiments brought new arguments supporting objective reality of matter and photon waves, compatibility of particle and wave properties of quantons, the evidence of existence of particles trajectories during the accumulation of an interference pattern, and the necessity of completing quantum mechanics by the description of single events. By integrating the probability density of transverse momenta multiplied by the probability density of particle distribution at the slits over all transverse momenta and over all slit points, we have derived the expression for the probability density for the particle's arrival at time t to a point behind a grating. The agreement with usual probability density given by the modulus square of the wave function in coordinate representation is very good in the far field. In the near field the agreement is poor. This was demonstrated previously for gratings with a small number of slits, and is demonstrated in our paper for a many-slits grating, where the Talbot Laue effect exists. Further study of the form of particles' trajectories in the near field is necessary. In addition to obtaining agreement with the distribution after many events have been accumulated in the far field, with this approach one might also obtain a distribution of a smaller number of events. For that we do not integrate over all momenta and slit points at the grating, but over randomly chosen ones.

  18. An integrated quantum photonic sensor based on Hong-Ou-Mandel interference

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    Sahar Basiri-Esfahani; Casey R. Myers; Ardalan Armin; Joshua Combes; Gerard J. Milburn

    2015-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Photonic-crystal-based integrated optical systems have been used for a broad range of sensing applications with great success. This has been motivated by several advantages such as high sensitivity, miniaturization, remote sensing, selectivity and stability. Many photonic crystal sensors have been proposed with various fabrication designs that result in improved optical properties. In parallel, integrated optical systems are being pursued as a platform for photonic quantum information processing using linear optics and Fock states. Here we propose a novel integrated Fock state optical sensor architecture that can be used for force, refractive index and possibly local temperature detection. In this scheme, two coupled cavities behave as an "effective beam splitter". The sensor works based on fourth order interference (the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect) and requires a sequence of single photon pulses and consequently has low pulse power. Changes in the parameter to be measured induce variations in the effective beam splitter reflectivity and result in changes to the visibility of interference. We demonstrate this generic scheme in coupled L3 photonic crystal cavities as an example and find that this system, which only relies on photon coincidence detection and does not need any spectral resolution, can estimate forces as small as $10^{-7}$ Newtons and can measure one part per million change in refractive index using a very low input power of $10^{-10}$W. Thus linear optical quantum photonic architectures can achieve comparable sensor performance to semiclassical devices.

  19. On-chip quantum interference between silicon photon-pair sources

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    Joshua W. Silverstone; Damien Bonneau; Kazuya Ohira; Nob Suzuki; Haruhiko Yoshida; Norio Iizuka; Mizunori Ezaki; Chandra M. Natarajan; Michael G. Tanner; Robert H. Hadfield; Val Zwiller; Graham D. Marshall; John G. Rarity; Jeremy L. O'Brien; Mark G. Thompson

    2014-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Large-scale integrated quantum photonic technologies will require the on-chip integration of identical photon sources with reconfigurable waveguide circuits. Relatively complex quantum circuits have already been demonstrated, but few studies acknowledge the pressing need to integrate photon sources and waveguide circuits together on-chip. A key step towards such large-scale quantum technologies is the integration of just two individual photon sources within a waveguide circuit, and the demonstration of high-visibility quantum interference between them. Here, we report a silicon-on-insulator device combining two four-wave mixing sources, in an interferometer with a reconfigurable phase shifter. We configure the device to create and manipulate two-colour (non-degenerate) or same-colour (degenerate), path-entangled or path-unentangled photon pairs. We observe up to 100.0+/-0.4% visibility quantum interference on-chip, and up to 95+/-4% off-chip. Our device removes the need for external photon sources, provides a path to increasing the complexity of quantum photonic circuits, and is a first step towards fully-integrated quantum technologies.

  20. Survey of ambient electromagnetic and radio-frequency interference levels in nuclear power plants

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    Kercel, S.W.; Moore, M.R.; Blakeman, E.D.; Ewing, P.D.; Wood, R.T.

    1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document reports the results of a survey of ambient electromagnetic conditions in representative nuclear power plants. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research engaged the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to perform these measurements to characterize the electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio-frequency interference (RFI) levels that can be expected in nuclear power plant environments. This survey is the first of its kind, being based on long-term unattended observations. The data presented in this report were measured at eight different nuclear units and required 14 months to collect. A representative sampling of power plant conditions (reactor type, operating mode, site location) monitored over extended observation periods (up to 5 weeks) were selected to more completely determine the characteristic electromagnetic environment for nuclear power plants. Radiated electric fields were measured over the frequency range of 5 MHz to 8 GHz. Radiated magnetic fields and conducted EMI events were measured over the frequency range of 305 Hz to 5 MHz. Highest strength observations of the electromagnetic ambient environment across all measurement conditions at each site provide frequency-dependent profiles for EMI/RFI levels in nuclear power plants.

  1. An integrated quantum photonic sensor based on Hong-Ou-Mandel interference

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    Sahar Basiri-Esfahani; Casey R. Myers; Ardalan Armin; Joshua Combes; Gerard J. Milburn

    2015-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Photonic-crystal-based integrated optical systems have been used for a broad range of sensing applications with great success. This has been motivated by several advantages such as high sensitivity, miniaturization, remote sensing, selectivity and stability. Many photonic crystal sensors have been proposed with various fabrication designs that result in improved optical properties. Here we propose a novel multi-purpose sensor architecture that can be used for force, refractive index and possibly local temperature detection. In this scheme, two coupled cavities behave as an "effective beam splitter". The sensor works based on fourth order interference (the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect) and requires a sequence of single photon pulses and consequently has low pulse power. Changes in the parameter to be measured induce variations in the effective beam splitter reflectivity and result in changes to the visibility of interference. We demonstrate this generic scheme in coupled L3 photonic crystal cavities as an example and find that this system, which only relies on photon coincidence detection and does not need any spectral resolution, can estimate forces as small as 10^-7 Newtons and can measure one part per million change in refractive index using a very low input power of 10^-10W.

  2. A High-Speed Optical Diagnostic that uses Interference Filters to Measure Doppler Shifts

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    S.F. Paul; C. Cates; M. Mauel; D. Maurer; G. Navratil; M. Shilov

    2004-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A high-speed, non-invasive velocity diagnostic has been developed for measuring plasma rotation. The Doppler shift is determined by employing two detectors that view line emission from the identical volume of plasma. Each detector views through an interference filter having a passband that varies linearly with wavelength. One detector views the plasma through a filter whose passband has a negative slope and the second detector views through one with a positive slope. Because each channel views the same volume of plasma, the ratio of the amplitudes is not sensitive to variations in plasma emission. With suitable knowledge of the filter characteristics and the relative gain, the Doppler shift is readily obtained in real time from the ratio of two channels without needing a low throughput spectrometer. The systematic errors--arising from temperature drifts, stability, and frequency response of the detectors and amplifiers, interference filter linearity, and ability to thoroughly homogenize the light from the fiber bundle--can be characterized well enough to obtain velocity data with + or - 1 km/sec with a time resolution of 0.3 msec.

  3. Photosensitive response of azobenzene containing films towards pure intensity or polarization interference patterns

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    Yadavalli, Nataraja Sekhar; Santer, Svetlana, E-mail: santer@uni-potsdam.de [Department of Experimental Physics, Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of Potsdam, 14476 Potsdam (Germany); Saphiannikova, Marina [Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, 01069 Dresden (Germany)

    2014-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we report on differences in the response of photosensitive azobenzene containing films upon irradiation with the intensity or polarization interference patterns. Two materials are studied differing in the molecular weight: an azobenzene-containing polymer and a molecular glass formed from a much smaller molecule consisting of three connected azobenzene units. Topography changes occurring along with the changes in irradiation conditions are recorded using a homemade set-up combining an optical part for generation and shaping of interference patterns and an atomic force microscope for acquiring the kinetics of film deformation. In this way, we could reveal the unique behavior of photosensitive materials during the first few minutes of irradiation: the change in topography is initially driven by an increase in the azobenzene free volume along with the trans-cis isomerization, followed by the mass transport finally resulting in the surface relief grating. This study demonstrates the great potential of our setup to experimentally highlight puzzling processes governing the formation of surface relief gratings.

  4. Multi-User MISO Interference Channels with Single-User Detection: Optimality of Beamforming and the Achievable Rate Region

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    Shang, Xiaohu; Poor, H Vincent

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For a multi-user interference channel with multi-antenna transmitters and single-antenna receivers, by restricting each transmitter to Gaussian input and each receiver to a single-user detector, computing the largest achievable rate region amounts to solving a family of non-convex optimization problems. Recognizing the intrinsic connection between the signal power at the intended receiver and the interference power at the unintended receiver, the original family of non-convex optimization problems is converted into a new family of convex optimization problems. It is shown that, for such interference channels with each receiver implementing single-user detection, transmitter beamforming can achieve all boundary points of the achievable rate region.

  5. Quasiparticle interference, quasiparticle interactions, and the origin of the charge density wave in 2H-NbSe?

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    Arguello, C. J.; Valla, T.; Rosenthal, E. P.; Andrade, E. F.; Jin, W.; Yeh, P. C.; Zaki, N.; Jia, S.; Cava, R. J.; Fernandes, R. M.; et al

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that a small number of intentionally introduced defects can be used as a spectroscopic tool to amplify quasiparticle interference in 2H-NbSe?, that we measure by scanning tunneling spectroscopic imaging. We show from the momentum and energy dependence of the quasiparticle interference that Fermi surface nesting is inconsequential to charge density wave formation in 2H-NbSe?. We demonstrate that by combining quasiparticle interference data with additional knowledge of the quasiparticle band structure from angle resolved photoemission measurements, one can extract the wavevector and energy dependence of the important electronic scattering processes thereby obtaining direct information both about the fermiology andmore »the interactions. In 2H-NbSe?, we use this combination to show that the important near-Fermi-surface electronic physics is dominated by the coupling of the quasiparticles to soft mode phonons at a wave vector different from the CDW ordering wave vector.« less

  6. Quasiparticle interference, quasiparticle interactions, and the origin of the charge density wave in 2H-NbSe?

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    Arguello, C. J. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Valla, T. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Rosenthal, E. P. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Andrade, E. F. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Jin, W. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Yeh, P. C. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Zaki, N. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Jia, S. [Princeton Univ., NJ (United States); Cava, R. J. [Princeton Univ., NJ (United States); Fernandes, R. M. [Univ., of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States); Millis, A. J. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Osgood, Jr., R. M. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States); Pasupathy, A. N. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that a small number of intentionally introduced defects can be used as a spectroscopic tool to amplify quasiparticle interference in 2H-NbSe?, that we measure by scanning tunneling spectroscopic imaging. We show from the momentum and energy dependence of the quasiparticle interference that Fermi surface nesting is inconsequential to charge density wave formation in 2H-NbSe?. We demonstrate that by combining quasiparticle interference data with additional knowledge of the quasiparticle band structure from angle resolved photoemission measurements, one can extract the wavevector and energy dependence of the important electronic scattering processes thereby obtaining direct information both about the fermiology and the interactions. In 2H-NbSe?, we use this combination to show that the important near-Fermi-surface electronic physics is dominated by the coupling of the quasiparticles to soft mode phonons at a wave vector different from the CDW ordering wave vector.

  7. Quasiparticle interference, quasiparticle interactions, and the origin of the charge density wave in 2H-NbSe?

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    Arguello, C. J. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Valla, T. [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Rosenthal, E. P. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Andrade, E. F. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Jin, W. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Yeh, P. C. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Zaki, N. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Jia, S. [Princeton Univ., NJ (United States); Cava, R. J. [Princeton Univ., NJ (United States); Fernandes, R. M. [Univ., of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States); Millis, A. J. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Osgood, Jr., R. M. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States); Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ (United States); Pasupathy, A. N. [Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that a small number of intentionally introduced defects can be used as a spectroscopic tool to amplify quasiparticle interference in 2H-NbSe?, that we measure by scanning tunneling spectroscopic imaging. We show from the momentum and energy dependence of the quasiparticle interference that Fermi surface nesting is inconsequential to charge density wave formation in 2H-NbSe?. We demonstrate that by combining quasiparticle interference data with additional knowledge of the quasiparticle band structure from angle resolved photoemission measurements, one can extract the wavevector and energy dependence of the important electronic scattering processes thereby obtaining direct information both about the fermiology and the interactions. In 2H-NbSe?, we use this combination to show that the important near-Fermi-surface electronic physics is dominated by the coupling of the quasiparticles to soft mode phonons at a wave vector different from the CDW ordering wave vector.

  8. Interference effects and the use of Higgs boson pair production to study the Higgs trilinear self coupling

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    Dicus, Duane A; Repko, Wayne W

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We show that the dominant channel proposed for the determination of the Higgs boson trilinear coupling, $pp\\to HH+X$ via gluon fusion, exhibits an interference structure that is independent of the collider energy for collider energies in the range $8\\,{\\rm TeV}\\leq \\sqrt{s}\\leq 100\\,{\\rm TeV}$ and is almost maximally destructive. This insensitivity to the collider energy remains approximately true for a variety of other two Higgs production mechanisms although the magnitude of the interference varies widely.

  9. Weak-Light, Zero to -\\pi Lossless Kerr-Phase Gate in Quantum-well System via Tunneling Interference Effect

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    Shi, Y L; Wu, J X; Zhu, C J; Xu, J P; Yang, Y P

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We examine a Kerr phase gate in a semiconductor quantum well structure based on the tunnelling interference effect. We show that there exist a specific signal field detuning, at which the absorption/amplification of the probe field will be eliminated with the increase of the tunnelling interference. Simultaneously, the probe field will acquire a -\\pi phase shift at the exit of the medium. We demonstrate with numerical simulations that a complete 180^\\circ phase rotation for the probe field at the exit of the medium is achieved, which may result in many applications in information science and telecommunication.

  10. Design and analysis of iteratively decodable codes for ISI channels

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    Doan, Dung Ngoc

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    B from the capacity have been designed in the literature. In this dissertation, we will focus on the design and analysis of near-capacity achieving codes for another important class of channels, namely inter-symbol interference (ISI)channels. We propose...

  11. Design and analysis of iteratively decodable codes for ISI channels 

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    Doan, Dung Ngoc

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    B from the capacity have been designed in the literature. In this dissertation, we will focus on the design and analysis of near-capacity achieving codes for another important class of channels, namely inter-symbol interference (ISI)channels. We propose...

  12. Coordinated Beamforming for Multiuser MISO Interference Channel under Rate Outage Constraints

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    Li, Wei-Chiang; Lin, Che; Chi, Chong-Yung

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper studies the coordinated beamforming design problem for the multiple-input single-output (MISO) interference channel, assuming only channel distribution information (CDI) at the transmitters. For a given requirement on the rate outage probability for receivers, we aim to maximize the system utility (e.g., the weighted sum rate, weighted proportional fairness rate, and the weighed harmonic mean rate) subject to the rate outage constraints and individual power constraints. The outage constraints, however, lead to a complicated, nonconvex structure for the considered beamforming design problem and make the optimization problem difficult to handle. While this nonconvex optimization problem can be solved in an exhaustive search manner, this brute-force approach is only feasible when the number of transmitter-receiver pairs is small. For a system with a large number of transmitter-receiver pairs, computationally efficient alternatives are necessary. The focus of this paper is hence on the design of such e...

  13. Decentralized Delay Optimal Control for Interference Networks with Limited Renewable Energy Storage

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    Huang, Huang

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we consider delay minimization for interference networks with renewable energy source, where the transmission power of a node comes from both the conventional utility power (AC power) and the renewable energy source. We assume the transmission power of each node is a function of the local channel state, local data queue state and local energy queue state only. In turn, we consider two delay optimization formulations, namely the decentralized partially observable Markov decision process (DEC-POMDP) and Non-cooperative partially observable stochastic game (POSG). In DEC-POMDP formulation, we derive a decentralized online learning algorithm to determine the control actions and Lagrangian multipliers (LMs) simultaneously, based on the policy gradient approach. Under some mild technical conditions, the proposed decentralized policy gradient algorithm converges almost surely to a local optimal solution. On the other hand, in the non-cooperative POSG formulation, the transmitter nodes are non-cooperat...

  14. Optical transmission modules for multi-channel superconducting quantum interference device readouts

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    Kim, Jin-Mok, E-mail: jmkim@kriss.re.kr; Kwon, Hyukchan; Yu, Kwon-kyu; Lee, Yong-Ho; Kim, Kiwoong [Brain Cognition Measurement Center, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Daejeon 305-600 (Korea, Republic of)] [Brain Cognition Measurement Center, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Daejeon 305-600 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We developed an optical transmission module consisting of 16-channel analog-to-digital converter (ADC), digital-noise filter, and one-line serial transmitter, which transferred Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) readout data to a computer by a single optical cable. A 16-channel ADC sent out SQUID readouts data with 32-bit serial data of 8-bit channel and 24-bit voltage data at a sample rate of 1.5 kSample/s. A digital-noise filter suppressed digital noises generated by digital clocks to obtain SQUID modulation as large as possible. One-line serial transmitter reformed 32-bit serial data to the modulated data that contained data and clock, and sent them through a single optical cable. When the optical transmission modules were applied to 152-channel SQUID magnetoencephalography system, this system maintained a field noise level of 3 fT/?Hz @ 100 Hz.

  15. Interference effects in proton scattering on {sup 15}N nuclei at intermediate energies

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    Ibraeva, E. T., E-mail: ibr@inp.k [National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kazakhstan); Zhusupov, M.A.; Imambekov, O. [Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan); Krassovitskiy, P. M. [National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kazakhstan)

    2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The differential cross section for proton scattering on {sup 15}N nuclei is calculated within Glauber diffraction theory at energies of 0.2, 0.6, and 1.0 GeV. Use is made of the shell-model wave function for the {sup 15}N nucleus. The contribution of single and double collisions to the Glauber operator {Omega} is taken into account. The sensitivity of the differential cross sections to the contributions of scattering on nucleons from different shells, to the parameters of the elementary pN amplitude, and to the energy of projectile protons is investigated. It is shown that the interference between amplitudes corresponding to different collision multiplicities, as well as between the amplitudes for scattering on nucleons from different shells, determines special features of the cross section.

  16. Chen's derivative rule revisited: Role of tip-orbital interference in STM

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    Mándi, G

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, we revise Chen's derivative rule for electron tunneling [C.J. Chen, Phys. Rev. B 42, 8841 (1990)] for the purpose of computationally efficient simulations of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) based on first principles electronic structure data. The revised model allows the weighting of tunneling matrix elements of different tip orbital characters by an arbitrary energy independent choice or based on energy dependent weighting coefficients obtained by an expansion of the tip single electron wavefunctions/density of states projected onto the tip apex atom. Tip-orbital interference in the STM junction is included in the model by construction and can be analyzed quantitatively. As a further advantage, arbitrary tip geometrical orientations are included in the revised model by rotating the coordinate system of the tip apex using Euler angles and redefining the weighting coefficients of the tunneling matrix elements. We demonstrate the reliability of the model by applying ...

  17. Attosecond electron pulses from interference of above-threshold de Broglie waves

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    Sandor Varro; Gyozo Farkas

    2007-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    It is shown that the the interference of above-threshold electron de Broglie waves, generated by an intense laser pulse at a metal surface yields attosecond electron pulses. This inerference is an analogon of the superposition of high harmonics generated from rare gas atoms, resulting in trains of attosecond light pulses.Owing to the inherent kinematic dispersion, the propagation of attosecond de Broglie waves in vacuum is very different from that of attosecond light pulses, which propagate without changing shape. Above the metal surface there are "collaps bands" and "revival layers" of the electron current even at macroscopic distances. In the range of parameters considered, the maximum value of the current densities of such ultrashort electron pulses has been estimated to be of order of couple of tenths of milliamps per square centimeters.

  18. Interference Oscillations in the Angular Distribution of Laser-Ionized Electrons near Ionization Threshold

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    Arbo, D.G.; Yoshida, S.; Persson, E.; Dimitriou, K.I.; Burgdoerfer, J. [Institute for Theoretical Physics, Vienna University of Technology, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10/136, A-1040 Vienna (Austria)

    2006-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We analyze the two-dimensional momentum distribution of electrons ionized by few-cycle laser pulses in the transition regime from multiphoton absorption to tunneling by solving the time-dependent Schroedinger equation and by a classical-trajectory Monte-Carlo simulation with tunneling (CTMC-T). We find a complex two-dimensional interference pattern that resembles above threshold ionization (ATI) rings at higher energies and displays Ramsauer-Townsend-type diffraction oscillations in the angular distribution near threshold. CTMC-T calculations provide a semiclassical explanation for the dominance of selected partial waves. While the present calculation pertains to hydrogen, we find surprising qualitative agreement with recent experimental data for rare gases [A. Rudenko et al., J. Phys. B 37, L407 (2004)].

  19. Preliminary analyses of scenarios for potential human interference for repositories in three salt formations

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    1985-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Preliminary analyses of scenarios for human interference with the performance of a radioactive waste repository in a deep salt formation are presented. The following scenarios are analyzed: (1) the U-Tube Connection Scenario involving multiple connections between the repository and the overlying aquifer system; (2) the Single Borehole Intrusion Scenario involving penetration of the repository by an exploratory borehole that simultaneously connects the repository with overlying and underlying aquifers; and (3) the Pressure Release Scenario involving inflow of water to saturate any void space in the repository prior to creep closure with subsequent release under near lithostatic pressures following creep closure. The methodology to evaluate repository performance in these scenarios is described and this methodology is applied to reference systems in three candidate formations: bedded salt in the Palo Duro Basin, Texas; bedded salt in the Paradox Basin, Utah; and the Richton Salt Dome, Mississippi, of the Gulf Coast Salt Dome Basin.

  20. A cryogen-free ultralow-field superconducting quantum interference device magnetic resonance imaging system

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    Eom, Byeong Ho; Penanen, Konstantin; Hahn, Inseob, E-mail: ihahn@caltech.edu [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109 (United States)

    2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at microtesla fields using superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) detection has previously been demonstrated, and advantages have been noted. Although the ultralow-field SQUID MRI technique would not need the heavy superconducting magnet of conventional MRI systems, liquid helium required to cool the low-temperature detector still places a significant burden on its operation. We have built a prototype cryocooler-based SQUID MRI system that does not require a cryogen. The SQUID detector and the superconducting gradiometer were cooled down to 3.7 K and 4.3 K, respectively. We describe the prototype design, characterization, a phantom image, and areas of further improvements needed to bring the imaging performance to parity with conventional MRI systems.

  1. Decoherence and Quantum Interference assisted electron trapping in a quantum dot

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    Ahmed El Halawany; Michael N. Leuenberger

    2013-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a theoretical model for the dynamics of an electron that gets trapped by means of decoherence and quantum interference in the central quantum dot (QD) of a semiconductor nanoring (NR) made of five QDs, between 100 K and 300 K. The electron's dynamics is described by a master equation with a Hamiltonian based on the tight-binding model, taking into account electron-LO phonon interaction (ELOPI). Based on this configuration, the probability to trap an electron with no decoherence is almost 27%. In contrast, the probability to trap an electron with decoherence is 70% at 100 K, 63% at 200 K and 58% at 300 K. Our model provides a novel method of trapping an electron at room temperature.

  2. Assessment and Mitigation of Diagnostic-Generated Electromagnetic Interference at the National Ignition Facility

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    Brown, C G; Ayers, M J; Felker, B; Ferguson, W; Holder, J P; Nagel, S R; Piston, K W; Simanovskaia, N; Throop, A L; Chung, M; Hilsabeck, T

    2012-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is an ever-present challenge at laser facilities such as the National Ignition Facility (NIF). The major source of EMI at such facilities is laser-target interaction that can generate intense electromagnetic fields within, and outside of, the laser target chamber. In addition, the diagnostics themselves can be a source of EMI, even interfering with themselves. In this paper we describe EMI generated by ARIANE and DIXI, present measurements, and discuss effects of the diagnostic-generated EMI on ARIANE's CCD and on a PMT nearby DIXI. Finally we present some of the efforts we have made to mitigate the effects of diagnostic-generated EMI on NIF diagnostics.

  3. Note: Increasing dynamic range of digital-to-analog converter using a superconducting quantum interference device

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    Nakanishi, Masakazu, E-mail: m.nakanishi@aist.go.jp [Metrology Institute of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, AIST Central-3, 1-1, Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8563 (Japan)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Responses of a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) are periodically dependent on magnetic flux coupling to its superconducting ring and the period is a flux quantum (?{sub o} = h/2e, where h and e, respectively, express Planck's constant and elementary charge). Using this periodicity, we had proposed a digital to analog converter using a SQUID (SQUID DAC) of first generation with linear current output, interval of which corresponded to ?{sub o}. Modification for increasing dynamic range by interpolating within each interval is reported. Linearity of the interpolation was also based on the quantum periodicity. A SQUID DAC with dynamic range of about 1.4 × 10{sup 7} was created as a demonstration.

  4. Experimental verification of the commutation relation for Pauli spin operators using single-photon quantum interference

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    Yong-Su Kim; Hyang-Tag Lim; Young-Sik Ra; Yoon-Ho Kim

    2010-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We report experimental verification of the commutation relation for Pauli spin operators using quantum interference of the single-photon polarization state. By superposing the quantum operations $\\sigma_z \\sigma_x$ and $\\sigma_x \\sigma_z$ on a single-photon polarization state, we have experimentally implemented the commutator, $[\\sigma_{z}, \\sigma_{x}]$, and the anticommutator, $\\{\\sigma_{z}, \\sigma_{x}\\}$, and have demonstrated the relative phase factor of $\\pi$ between $\\sigma_z \\sigma_x$ and $\\sigma_x \\sigma_z$ operations. The experimental quantum operation corresponding to the commutator, $[\\sigma_{z}, \\sigma_{x}]=k\\sigma_y$, showed process fidelity of 0.94 compared to the ideal $\\sigma_y$ operation and $|k|$ is determined to be $2.12\\pm0.18$.

  5. Radiochemical method development

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    Erickson, M.D.; Aldstadt, J.H.; Alvarado, J.S.; Crain, J.S.; Orlandini, K.A.; Smith, L.L.

    1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The authors have developed methods for chemical characterization of the environment under a multitask project that focuses on improvement of radioanalytical methods with an emphasis on faster and cheaper routine methods. The authors have developed improved methods for separation of environmental levels of technetium-99, radium, and actinides from soil and water; separation of actinides from soil and water matrix interferences; and isolation of strontium. They are also developing methods for simultaneous detection of multiple isotopes (including nonradionuclides) by using a new instrumental technique, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The new ICP-MS methods have greater sensitivity and efficiency and could replace many radiometric techniques. They are using flow injection analysis to integrate and automate the separation methods with the ICP-MS methodology. The final product of all activities will be methods that are available (published in the U.S. Department of Energy`s analytical methods compendium) and acceptable for use in regulatory situations.

  6. ON THE NOISY MIMO INTERFERENCE CHANNEL WITH CSI THROUGH ANALOG Francesco Negro, Dirk T.M. Slock

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    Gesbert, David

    . This is because cellular communication systems, which are severely af- fected by intercell interference, can supported by its industrial members: ORANGE, BMW Group, Swisscom, Cisco, SFR, ST Ericsson, Symantec, SAP, Monaco Telecom, and also by the EU FET project CROWN and FP7 projects SACRA and WHERE2. The research

  7. Use of fly ash as an admixture for electromagnetic interference shielding Jingyao Cao, D.D.L. Chung*

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    Chung, Deborah D.L.

    in the United States generate 80 million tons of fly ash as a by-product each year, primarily from coal combustion [1]. Fly ash is typically disposed in landfills, but it is preferred to convert fly ashUse of fly ash as an admixture for electromagnetic interference shielding Jingyao Cao, D.D.L. Chung

  8. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. 59, NO. 1, JANUARY 2011 263 MIMO B-MAC Interference Network Optimization

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    Liu, Youjian "Eugene"

    Network Optimization Under Rate Constraints by Polite Water-Filling and Duality An Liu, Student Member and SINR through the design of optimal mappings between them. The second approach exploits the polite water is analyzed in addition to numeric examples. Index Terms--Duality, MIMO, interference network, polite water

  9. Heterogeneous Chemistry of Individual Mineral Dust Particles with Nitric Acid. A Combined CCSEM/EDX, ESEM AND ICP-MS Study

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    Laskin, Alexander; Wietsma, Thomas W.; Krueger, Brenda J.; Grassian, Vicki H.

    2005-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The heterogeneous chemistry of individual dust particles from four authentic dust samples with gas-phase nitric acid was investigated in this study. Morphology and compositional changes of individual particles as they react with nitric acid were observed using conventional scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive analysis of X-rays (SEM/EDX) and computer controlled SEM/EDX. Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM) was utilized to investigate the hygroscopic behavior of mineral dust particles reacted with nitric acid. Differences in the reactivity of mineral dust particles from these four different dust source regions with nitric acid were observed. Mineral dust from source regions containing high levels of calcium, namely China loess dust and Saudi coastal dust, were found to react to the greatest extent.

  10. Analysis of CZT crystals and detectors grown in Russia and the Ukraine by high-pressure Bridgman methods

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    H. Hermon; M. Schieber; R. B. James; E. Y. Lee; N. Yang; A. J. Antolak; D. H. Morse; C. Hackett; E. Tarver; N. N. P. Kolesnikov; Yu N. Ivanov; V. Komar; M. S. Goorsky; H. Yoon

    2000-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is leading an effort to evaluate vertical high pressure Bridgman (VHPB) Cd{sub 1-x}Zn{sub x}Te (CZT) crystals grown in the former Soviet Union (FSU) (Ukraine and Russia), in order to study the parameters limiting the crystal quality and the radiation detector performance. The stoichiometry of the CZT crystals, with 0.04 < x < 0.25, has been determined by methods such as proton-induced X-ray emission (PIXE), X-ray diffraction (XRD), microprobe analysis and laser ablation ICP mass spectroscopy (LA-ICP/MS). Other methods such as triaxial double crystal x-ray diffraction (TADXRD), infrared transmission spectroscopy (IR), atomic force microscopy (AFM), thermoelectric emission spectroscopy (TEES) and laser induced transient charge technique (TCT) were also used to evaluate the material properties. The authors have measured the zinc distribution in a CZT ingot along the axial direction and also its homogeneity. The (Cd+Zn)/Te average ratio measured on the Ukraine crystals was 1.2, compared to the ratio of 0.9-1.06 on the Russian ingots. The IR transmission showed highly decorated grain boundaries with precipitates and hollow bubbles. Microprobe elemental analysis and LA-ICP/MS showed carbon precipitates in the CZT bulk and carbon deposits along grain boundaries. The higher concentration of impurities and the imperfect crystallinity lead to shorter electron and hole lifetimes in the range of 0.5--2 {micro}s and 0.1 {micro}s respectively, compared to 3--20 {micro}s and 1--7 {micro}s measured on US spectrometer grade CZT detectors. These results are consistent with the lower resistivity and worse crystalline perfection of these crystals, compared to US grown CZT. However, recently grown CZT from FSU exhibited better detector performance and good response to alpha particles.

  11. Analysis of CZT crystals and detectors grown in Russia and the Ukraine by high-pressure Bridgman methods

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    Hermon, H.; Schieber, M. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)]|[Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem (Israel); James, R.B. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States)] [and others

    1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is leading an effort to evaluate vertical high pressure Bridgman (VHPB) Cd{sub 1{minus}x}Zn{sub x}Te (CZT) crystals grown in the former Soviet Union (FSU) (Ukraine and Russia), in order to study the parameters limiting the crystal quality and the radiation detector performance. The stoichiometry of the CZT crystals, with 0.04 < x < 0.25, has been determined by methods such as proton-induced x-ray emission (PIXE), x-ray diffraction (XRD), microprobe analysis and laser ablation ICP mass spectroscopy (LA-ICP/MS). Other methods such as triaxial double crystal x-ray diffraction (TADXRD), infrared transmission spectroscopy (IR), atomic force microscopy (AFM), thermoelectric emission spectroscopy (TEES) and laser induced transient charge technique (TCT) were also used to evaluate the material properties. The authors have measured the zinc distribution in a CZT ingot along the axial direction and also its homogeneity. The (Cd+Zn)/Te average ratio measured on the Ukraine crystals was 1.2, compared to the ratio of 0.9--1.06 on the Russian ingots. The IR transmission showed highly decorated grain boundaries with precipitates and hollow bubbles. Microprobe elemental analysis and LA-ICP/MS showed carbon precipitates in the CZT bulk and carbon deposits along grain boundaries. The higher concentration of impurities and the imperfect crystallinity lead to shorter electron and hole lifetimes in the range of 0.5--2 and 0.1 {micro}s, respectively, compared to 3--20 and 1--7 {micro}s measured on US spectrometer grade CZT detectors. These results are consistent with the lower resistivity and worse crystalline perfection of these crystals, compared to US-grown CZT. However, recently grown CZT from FSU exhibited better detector performance and good response to alpha particles.

  12. Return-on-investment indicators for energy program evaluation. Results of the technical review of TA reports and grant applications: Cycle VII - ICP. Final report

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    1985-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    The state of Michigan technical review evaluted about forty-five grantees. The reviewers at the state level seem to have screened out bad submissions or illogical calculation sequences. Michigan reviewers were careful to a fault, and at times had gone through and recalculated many of the smaller energy savings ECM's so that the submission could in fact progress towards the federal level at an appropriate speed. The depth of analysis was very good and the coverage was certainly adequate. There were no submissions in the state of Michigan which warrant detailed commentary about their lack of any part of the submission. The state of Indiana had approximately 33 grantee submissions. The federal level technical review looked at each and every submission to see if it met criteria and calculation adequacy. In many cases the state of Indiana showed evidence of not having had adequate state review. Certainly there were no marks, corrections of any kind in most of the submitted documentation. It is apparent that the state of Indiana will warrant continuous evaluation over the next few cycles in order to upgrade their overall review of their grants. It is suggested that some help be given to the Indiana review agency. The technical reviewers for Cycle VII suggest a continuation of the review process for Indiana, and some additional support to aid them in the review function at the state level to insure that the state reviewers are not skimming the projects at an inadequate level.

  13. Scanning angle Raman spectroscopy: Investigation of Raman scatter enhancement techniques for chemical analysis

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    Meyer, Matthew W. [Ames Laboratory

    2013-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis outlines advancements in Raman scatter enhancement techniques by applying evanescent fields, standing-waves (waveguides) and surface enhancements to increase the generated mean square electric field, which is directly related to the intensity of Raman scattering. These techniques are accomplished by employing scanning angle Raman spectroscopy and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. A 1064 nm multichannel Raman spectrometer is discussed for chemical analysis of lignin. Extending dispersive multichannel Raman spectroscopy to 1064 nm reduces the fluorescence interference that can mask the weaker Raman scattering. Overall, these techniques help address the major obstacles in Raman spectroscopy for chemical analysis, which include the inherently weak Raman cross section and susceptibility to fluorescence interference.

  14. Soft holographic interference lithography microlens for enhanced organic light emitting diode light extraction

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    Park, Joong-Mok; Gan, Zhengqing; Leung, Wai Y.; Liu, Rui; Ye, Zhuo; Constant, Kristen; Shinar, Joseph; Shinar, Ruth; Ho, Kai-Ming

    2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Very uniform 2 {micro}m-pitch square microlens arrays ({micro}LAs), embossed on the blank glass side of an indium-tin-oxide (ITO)-coated 1.1 mm-thick glass, are used to enhance light extraction from organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) by {approx}100%, significantly higher than enhancements reported previously. The array design and size relative to the OLED pixel size appear to be responsible for this enhancement. The arrays are fabricated by very economical soft lithography imprinting of a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) mold (itself obtained from a Ni master stamp that is generated from holographic interference lithography of a photoresist) on a UV-curable polyurethane drop placed on the glass. Green and blue OLEDs are then fabricated on the ITO to complete the device. When the {mu}LA is {approx}15 x 15 mm{sup 2}, i.e., much larger than the {approx}3 x 3 mm{sup 2} OLED pixel, the electroluminescence (EL) in the forward direction is enhanced by {approx}100%. Similarly, a 19 x 25 mm{sup 2} {mu}LA enhances the EL extracted from a 3 x 3 array of 2 x 2 mm{sup 2} OLED pixels by 96%. Simulations that include the effects of absorption in the organic and ITO layers are in accordance with the experimental results and indicate that a thinner 0.7 mm thick glass would yield a {approx}140% enhancement.

  15. Susceptibility of digital instrumentation and control systems to disruption by electromagnetic interference

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    Kercel, S.W.; Korsah, K.; Wood, R.T.

    1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The potential for disruption of safety-related digital instrumentation and control (I and C) systems by electromagnetic interference/radio-frequency interface (EMI/RFI) bears directly on the safe operation of advanced reactors. It is anticipated that the use of digital I and C equipment for safety and control functions will be substantially greater for advanced reactor designs than for current-generation nuclear reactors, which primarily use analog I and C equipment. In the absence of significant operational experience, the best available indication of the potential vulnerability of advanced digital safety systems to EMI/RFI comes from environmental testing of an experimental digital safety channel (EDSC) by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The EDSC is a prototypical system representative of advanced reactor safety system designs with regard to architecture, functionality and communication protocols, and board and component fabrication technologies. An understanding of the electromagnetic environment to be expected for advanced reactors can be drawn from ORNL`s survey of ambient EMI/RFI conditions in the current generation of nuclear power plants. A summary of the results from these research efforts is reported in this paper. The lessons learned from the EMI/RFI survey and the EDSC tests contribute significantly to determining the best approach to assuring electromagnetic compatibility for the safety-related I and C systems of advanced reactors.

  16. The Extended Bloch Representation of Quantum Mechanics. Explaining Superposition, Interference and Entanglement

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    Diederik Aerts; Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi

    2015-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The extended Bloch representation of quantum mechanics was recently derived to offer a (hidden-measurement) solution to the measurement problem. In this article we use it to investigate the geometry of superposition and entangled states, explaining the interference effects, and the entanglement correlations, in terms of the different orientations that a state-vector can take within the generalized Bloch sphere. We also introduce a tensorial determination of the generators of SU(N), particularly suitable to describe multipartite systems, from the viewpoint of the sub-entities. We then use it to show that non-product states admit a general description in which the sub-entities can always remain in well-defined states, even when they are entangled. Therefore, the completed version of quantum mechanics provided by the extended Bloch representation, in which the density operators are also representative of pure states, allows to solve not only the well-known measurement problem, but also the lesser-known entanglement problem. This because we no longer need to give up the general physical principle saying that a composite entity exists, and therefore is in a pure state, if and only if its components also exist, and therefore are in well-defined pure states.

  17. Arrays of nanoscale magnetic dots: Fabrication by x-ray interference lithography and characterization

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    Heyderman, L.J.; Solak, H.H.; David, C.; Atkinson, D.; Cowburn, R.P.; Nolting, F. [Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology, Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen PSI (Switzerland); Nanomagnetism Group, Department of Physics, University of Durham, Rochester Building, Science Laboratories, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (United Kingdom); Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen PSI (Switzerland)

    2004-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

    X-ray interference lithography (XIL) was employed in combination with electrodeposition to fabricate arrays of nanoscale nickel dots which are uniform over 40 {mu}m and have periods down to 71 nm. Using extreme-ultraviolet light, XIL has the potential to produce magnetic dot arrays over large areas with periods well below 50 nm, and down to a theoretical limit of 6.5 nm for a 13 nm x-ray wavelength. In the nickel dot arrays, we observed the effect of interdot magnetic stray field interactions. Measuring the hysteresis loops using the magneto-optical Kerr effect, a double switching via the vortex state was observed in the nickel dots with diameters down to 44 nm and large dot separations. As the dot separations are reduced to below around 50 nm a single switching, occurring by collective rotation of the magnetic spins, is favored due to interdot magnetic stray field interactions. This results in magnetic flux closure through several dots which could be visualized with micromagnetic simulations. Further evidence of the stray field interactions was seen in photoemission electron microscopy images, where bands of contrast corresponding to chains of coupled dots were observed.

  18. Two-port multimode interference reflectors based on aluminium mirrors in a thick SOI platform

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    Fandiño, Javier S; Muñoz, Pascual

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multimode interference reflectors (MIRs) were recently introduced as a new type of photonic integrated devices for on-chip, broadband light reflection. In the original proposal, different MIRs were demonstrated based on total internal reflection mirrors made of two deep-etched facets. Although simpler to fabricate, this approach imposes certain limits on the shape of the field pattern at the reflecting facets, which in turn restricts the types of MIRs that can be implemented. In this work, we propose and experimentally demonstrate the use of aluminium-based mirrors for the design of 2-port MIRs with variable reflectivity. These mirrors do not impose any restrictions on the incident field, and thus give more flexibility at the design stage. Different devices with reflectivities between~0~and~0.5 were fabricated in a 3~um thick SOI platform, and characterization of multiple dies was performed to extract statistical data about their performance. Our measurements show that, on average, losses both in the aluminiu...

  19. Interferences of real trajectories and the emergence of quantum features in electron-atom scattering in a strong laser field

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    Cerkic, A. [Federal Meteorological Institute, Bardakcije 12, 71000 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegowina); Milosevic, D. B. [Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, Zmaja od Bosne 35, 71000 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegowina); Max-Born-Institut, Max-Born-Strasse 2a, 12489 Berlin (Germany)

    2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Using the example of electron-atom scattering in a strong laser field, it is shown that the oscillatory structure of the scattered electron spectrum can be explained as a consequence of the interference of the real electron trajectories in terms of Feynman's path integral. While in previous work on quantum-orbit theory the complex solutions of the saddle-point equations were considered, we show here that for the electron-atom scattering with much simpler real solutions a satisfactory agreement with the strong-field-approximation results can be achieved. Real solutions are applicable both for the direct (low-energy) and the rescattering (high-energy) plateau in the scattered electron spectrum. In between the plateaus and beyond the rescattering cutoff good results can be obtained using the complex (quantum) solutions and the uniform approximation. The interference of real solutions is related to the recent attosecond double-slit experiment in time.

  20. Direct periodic patterning of GaN-based light-emitting diodes by three-beam interference laser ablation

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    Kim, Jeomoh; Ji, Mi-Hee; Detchprohm, Theeradetch [Center for Compound Semiconductors and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 777 Atlantic Dr. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0250 (United States); Yuan, Dajun; Guo, Rui [Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0405 (United States); Liu, Jianping [Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215125 (China); Asadirad, Mojtaba [Materials Engineering Program, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-4005 (United States); Kwon, Min-Ki [Department of Photonic Engineering, Chosun University, Seosuk-dong, Gwangju 501-759 (Korea, Republic of); Dupuis, Russell D. [Center for Compound Semiconductors and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 777 Atlantic Dr. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0250 (United States); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245 (United States); Das, Suman [Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0405 (United States); School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245 (United States); Ryou, Jae-Hyun, E-mail: jryou@uh.edu [Materials Engineering Program, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-4005 (United States); Department of Mechanical Engineering and Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH), University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-4006 (United States)

    2014-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

    We report on the direct patterning of two-dimensional periodic structures in GaN-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) through laser interference ablation for the fast and reliable fabrication of periodic micro- and nano-structures aimed at enhancing light output. Holes arranged in a two-dimensional hexagonal lattice array having an opening size of 500?nm, depth of 50?nm, and a periodicity of 1??m were directly formed by three-beam laser interference without photolithography or electron-beam lithography processes. The laser-patterned LEDs exhibit an enhancement in light output power of 20% compared to conventional LEDs having a flat top surface without degradation of electrical and optical properties of the top p-GaN layer and the active region, respectively.

  1. The design, implementation and testing of data gathering instrumentation for measurement of electromagnetic interference in electric power substations

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    Gerloff, Gary Wayne

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    THE DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION AND TESTING OF DATA GATHERING INSTRUMENTATION FOR MEASUREMENT OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE IN ELECTRIC POWER SUBSTATIONS A Thesis by GARY WAYNE GERLOFF Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AAM University... IN ELECTRIC POWER SUBSTATIONS A Thesis by GARY WAYNE GERLOFF Approved as to style and content by: B. Don Russell (Chairman of Committee) A. K. A IM Sallie She p rd (Member) August 1983 ABSTRACT The Design, Implementation and Testing of Data...

  2. Nondestructive fission gas release measurement and analysis

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    O'Leary, P.M.; Packard, D.R. (Siemens Nuclear Power Corp., Richland, WA (United States))

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Siemens Power Corporation (SPC) has performed reactor poolside gamma scanning measurements of fuel rods for fission gas release (FGR) detection for more than 10 yr. The measurement system has been previously described. Over the years, the data acquisition system, the method of spectrum analysis, and the means of reducing spectrum interference have been significantly improved. A personal computer (PC)-based multichannel analyzer (MCA) package is used to collect, display, and store high-resolution gamma-ray spectra measured in the fuel rod plenum. A PC spread sheet is used to fit the measured spectra and compute sample count rates after Compton background subtraction. A Zircaloy plenum spacer is often used to reduce positron annihilation interference that can arise from the INCONEL[sup [reg sign

  3. A novel method to determine the elastic modulus of thin films using a travelling interference pattern

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    Amimoto, S.T.; Chang, D.J. [Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently picosecond techniques have been used to generate surface acoustic waves (SAW) with wavelengths of a few microns. Previously generation of short SAW wavelengths required a laser pulse duration shorter than the transit time of the acoustic wave as it traverses the spatial pattern produced by the laser and a thermal relaxation time much faster than the acoustic time constant. In this paper we wish to report an investigation using spatially and temporally modulated light beams using long lasers pulses as a means to generate short acoustic wavelengths. Such a method may be useful in measuring the elastic modulus of thin films. The experiment that is being conducted utilizes two laser beams, one at frequency, vo, and the other at a shifted frequency, vo-v{prime}, to form a traveling interference pattern. The method of generating these frequencies will be described. By adjusting the angle between the two laser beams, the surface wave speed of an arbitrary material used for a thin film can be selectively matched. Using a YAG laser at 1064 rim to create the moving gratings, surface acoustic wavelengths of 1-3 microns may be generated in a variety of materials. The penetration depth of the acoustic wave is approximately the wavelength itself, thus, this method is well suited for characterizing thin films. For multiple thin film layers of different materials, SAW can be selectively produced in any layer of interest provided the top layers are transparent enough to allow the laser energy to be deposited on the intended layer. The presence of these modulated surface waves is detected by a He-Ne laser using light scattering. From the measured surface acoustic wave velocity, Poisson`s ratio, and the specimen density, the elastic modulus may be calculated. Measurements in progress will be reported for a variety of materials.

  4. Interference with histidyl-tRNA synthetase by a CRISPR spacer sequence as a factor in the evolution of Pelobacter carbinolicus

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    Lovley, Derek

    carbinolicus, a bacterium of the family Geobacteraceae, cannot reduce Fe(III) directly or produce electricity for interference with hisS. Spacer #1 inhibited growth of a transgenic strain of Geobacter sulfurreducens in which

  5. An energy relaxation tolerant approach to quantum entanglement, information transfer, and gates with superconducting-quantum-interference-device qubits in cavity QED

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    Yang, Chuiping; Chu, Shih-I; Han, Siyuan

    2004-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A scheme is proposed for realizing quantum entanglement, information transfer, CNOT gates, and SWAP gates with supercoiiducting-quantum-interference-device (SQUID) qubits in cavity QED. In the scheme, the two logical states ...

  6. Light Vector Meson Photoproduction off of 1H at Jefferson Lab and p-w Interference in the Leptonic Decay Channel

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    Djalali, Chaden [University of Iowa; Paolone, Michael [Temple University, JLAB; Weygand, Dennis; Wood, Mike H. [USC LA, JLAB

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Although the phenomena of r – w interference has been studied at great length in pionic decay channel over the past 50 years, a study of the interference in a purely electromagnetic production and decay channel has never been performed on an elementary proton target until now. The only published photo-production data of the r - w leptonic decay channel was obtained in the early seventies on C and Be. An investigation of the r - w interference on a Hydrogen was recently completed at Jefferson Lab with the CLAS detector. The di-lepton spectra was fit with two inter- fering relativistic Breit-Wigner functions, and the interference phase was extracted. Preliminary results will be compared to the previous experimental studies in nuclei.

  7. Possible realization of entanglement, logical gates, and quantum-information transfer with superconducting-quantum-interference-device qubits in cavity QED

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    Yang, Chui-Ping; Chu, Shih-I; Han, Siyuan

    2003-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a scheme to achieve maximally entangled states, controlled phase-shift gate, and SWAP gate for two superconducting-quantum-interference-device (SQUID) qubits, by placing SQUIDs in a microwave cavity. We also ...

  8. Potential Applications of Microtesla Magnetic Resonance ImagingDetected Using a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device

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    Myers, Whittier R.

    2006-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation describes magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of protons performed in a precession field of 132 {micro}T. In order to increase the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), a pulsed 40-300 mT magnetic field prepolarizes the sample spins and an untuned second-order superconducting gradiometer coupled to a low transition temperature superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) detects the subsequent 5.6-kHz spin precession. Imaging sequences including multiple echoes and partial Fourier reconstruction are developed. Calculating the SNR of prepolarized SQUID-detected MRI shows that three-dimensional Fourier imaging yields higher SNR than slice-selection imaging. An experimentally demonstrated field-cycling pulse sequence and post-processing algorithm mitigate image artifacts caused by concomitant gradients in low-field MRI. The magnetic field noise of SQUID untuned detection is compared to the noise of SQUID tuned detection, conventional Faraday detection, and the Nyquist noise generated by conducting biological samples. A second-generation microtesla MRI system employing a low-noise SQUID is constructed to increase SNR. A 2.4-m cubic, eddy-current shield with 6-mm thick aluminum walls encloses the experiment to attenuate external noise. The measured noise is 0.75 fT Hz{sup -1/2} referred to the bottom gradiometer loop. Solenoids wound from 30-strand braided wire to decrease Nyquist noise and cooled by either liquid nitrogen or water polarize the spins. Copper wire coils wound on wooden supports produce the imaging magnetic fields and field gradients. Water phantom images with 0.8 x 0.8 x 10 mm{sup 3} resolution have a SNR of 6. Three-dimensional 1.6 x 1.9 x 14 mm{sup 3} images of bell peppers and 3 x 3 x 26 mm{sup 3} in vivo images of the human arm are presented. Since contrast based on the transverse spin relaxation rate (T{sub 1}) is enhanced at low magnetic fields, microtesla MRI could potentially be used for tumor imaging. The measured T{sub 1} of ex vivo normal and cancerous prostate tissue differ significantly at 132 {micro}T. A single-sided MRI system designed for prostate imaging could achieve 3 x 3 x 5 mm{sup 3} resolution in 8 minutes. Existing SQUID-based magnetoencephalography (MEG) systems could be used as microtesla MRI detectors. A commercial 275-channel MEG system could acquire 6-minute brain images with (4 mm){sup 3} resolution and SNR 16.

  9. Oberseminar -ICP Temperature Calculation for Tribological

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    Harting, Jens

    and passing to third parties. 0 #12;Overview Where to calculate the heat: diesel injection pump First focus: journal bearings DS/ETI2 Vortrag 24.01.05.tex 24.01.05 c Robert Bosch GmbH reserves all rights even;Approach Some assessments: Heat diffuses 30µm in diesel in the time of one rotation of the shaft

  10. Microsoft Word - ICP CX determinaton.doc

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    documented in an Engineering Design File prior to initiating the proposed action. 4. Chemical Use and Storage - A treatment solution (citric acid solution) may be used to...

  11. Microsoft Word - ICP CX determinaton.doc

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |IsLove Your1 SECTION A. Project0 FOIAneutron rich1 - 2,

  12. Voltammetric analysis apparatus and method

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    Almon, A.C.

    1993-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus and method is described for electrochemical analysis of elements in solution. An auxiliary electrode, a reference electrode, and five working electrodes are positioned in a container containing a sample solution. The working electrodes are spaced apart evenly from each other and the auxiliary electrode to minimize any inter-electrode interference that may occur during analysis. An electric potential is applied between the auxiliary electrode and each of the working electrodes. Simultaneous measurements taken of the current flow through each of the working electrodes for each given potential in a potential range are used for identifying chemical elements present in the sample solution and their respective concentrations. Multiple working electrodes enable a more positive identification to be made by providing unique data characteristic of chemical elements present in the sample solution.

  13. New Insights into the Stochastic Geometry Analysis of Dense CSMA Networks

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    campuses) and private premises (residential homes, corporate buildings). Today, WiFi-enabled home routers of interference among APs employing the same channel. The complex behavior of dense networks of interfering APs Real Energy-efficient Network Design). analysis by exploiting the independent sets method originally

  14. Interferogram Analysis using Active Instance-Based Olac Fuentes and Thamar Solorio

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    Fuentes, Olac

    accurate predic- tions. To further reduce the running time, we use a principal component analysis experiments show very accurate results using both noiseless and noisy interferograms. Key Words: active, are combined an made to interfere, which results in a pattern, called interfero- gram, that characterizes

  15. Analysis and Simulation of Jitter for High Speed Channels in VLSI Systems

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    Ayers, Joseph

    1 Analysis and Simulation of Jitter for High Speed Channels in VLSI Systems Kyung Ki Kim, Jing: Timing Jitter, Jitter Components, Periodic Jitter, Random Jitter, Inter-Symbol Interference, Duty Cycle and simulation of jitter for high speed (several gigabit per second) IO channels in VLSI systems. Jitter

  16. Frequency-Domain Turbo Equalisation in Coded SC-FDMA Systems: EXIT Chart Analysis and Performance

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    Quartly, Graham

    Frequency-Domain Turbo Equalisation in Coded SC-FDMA Systems: EXIT Chart Analysis and Performance) turbo equalisers are considered. The first one is the turbo FD linear equaliser (LE). The second one is a parallel interference cancellation (PIC)-assisted turbo FD decision-feedback equaliser (DFE). The final one

  17. EXIT Chart Analysis of Turbo-BLAST Receivers in Rayleigh Fading Channels

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    Dai, Huaiyu

    EXIT Chart Analysis of Turbo-BLAST Receivers in Rayleigh Fading Channels Wenjun Li and Huaiyu Dai: Wli5@ncsu.edu, Huaiyu Dai@ncsu.edu Abstract-- Turbo-BLAST is an advanced space-time layered with Turbo-BLAST to combat the co-channel interference (CCI) and significantly improve the performance

  18. Observation of a narrow structure in 1H(?,KS0)X via interference with phi-meson production

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    Amaryan, M J; Nepali, C; Polyakov, M V; Azimov, Ya; Briscoe, W J; Dodge, G E; Hyde, C E; Klein, F; Kuznetsov, V; Strakovsky, I

    2012-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We report observation of a narrow peak structure at ?1.54 GeV with a Gaussian width ? = 6 MeV in the missing mass of KS in the reaction ? + p ? pKSKL. The observed structure may be due to the interference between a strange (or antistrange) baryon resonance in the pKL system and the ?(KSKL) photoproduction leading to the same final state. The statistical significance of the observed excess of events estimated as the log-likelihood ratio of the resonant signal + background hypothesis and the ?-production-based background-only hypothesis corresponds to 5.3?.

  19. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 159 (2007) 170180 A tool for synthesizing spike trains with realistic interference

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    Smith, Leslie S.

    acquired using MEAs, this information could be provided through voltage sensitive dye-based imaging at the bottom of a cell culture dish). We present an analysis of the transmission of intracellular signals from dye based imaging is difficult since it implies very high frame rates. Concurrent intracellular

  20. Blue-detuned evanescent field surface traps for neutral atoms based on mode interference in ultra-thin optical fibres

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    G. Sague; A. Baade; A. Rauschenbeutel

    2008-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    We present and analyze a novel concept for blue-detuned evanescent field surface traps for cold neutral atoms based on two-mode interference in ultra-thin optical fibres. When two or more transverse modes with the same frequency co-propagate in the fibre, their different phase velocities cause a stationary interference pattern to establish. Intensity minima of the evanescent field at any distance from the fibre surface can be created and an array of optical microtraps can thus be obtained in the evanescent field. We discuss three possible combinations of the lowest order modes, yielding traps at one to two hundred nanometres from the fibre surface which, using a few ten milliwatts of trapping laser power, have a depth on the order of 1 mK for caesium atoms and a trapping lifetime exceeding 100 seconds. The resulting trapping geometry is of particular interest because atoms in such microtrap arrays will be coupled to any additional field propagating in the fibre via the evanescent field, thereby realising ensembles of fibre-coupled atoms.

  1. Optical Monitoring of BL Lacertae Object S5 0716+714 with a Novel Multi-Peak Interference Filter

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    Jianghua Wu; Xu Zhou; Jun Ma; Zhenyu Wu; Zhaoji Jiang; Jiansheng Chen

    2006-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We at first introduce a novel photometric system, which consists of a Schmidt telescope, an objective prism, a CCD camera, and, especially, a multi-peak interference filter. The multi-peak interference filter enables light in multi passbands to pass through it simultaneously. The light in different passbands is differentially refracted by the objective prism and is focused on the CCD separately, so we have multi "images" for each object on the CCD frames. This system enables us to monitor blazars exactly simultaneously in multi wavebands on a single telescope, and to accurately trace the color change during the variation. We used this novel system to monitor the BL Lacertae object S5 0716+714 during 2006 January and February and achieved a very high temporal resolution. The object was very bright and very active during this period. Two strong flares were observed, with variation amplitudes of about 0.8 and 0.6 mags in the $V'$ band, respectively. Strong bluer-when-brighter correlations were found for both internight and intranight variations. No apparent time lag was observed between the $V'$- and $R'$-band variations, and the observed bluer-when-brighter chromatism may be mainly attributed to the larger variation amplitude at shorter wavelength. In addition to the bluer-when-brighter trend, the object also showed a bluer color when it was more active. The observed variability and its color behaviors are consistent with the shock-in-jet model.

  2. Observation of Two-source Interference in the Photoproduction Reaction AuAu --> AuAu rho 0

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    STAR Coll

    2009-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    In ultra-peripheral relativistic heavy-ion collisions, a photon from the electromagnetic field of one nucleus can fluctuate to a quark-antiquark pair and scatter from the other nucleus, emerging as a {rho}{sup 0}. The {rho}{sup 0} production occurs in two well-separated (median impact parameters of 20 and 40 fermi for the cases considered here) nuclei, so the system forms a 2-source interferometer. At low transverse momenta, the two amplitudes interfere destructively, suppressing {rho}{sup 0} production. Since the {rho}{sup 0} decays before the production amplitudes from the two sources can overlap, the two-pion system can only be described with an entangled non-local wave function, and is thus an example of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox. We observe this suppression in 200 GeV per nucleon-pair gold-gold collisions. The interference is 87% {+-} 5%(stat.) {+-} 8% (syst.) of the expected level. This translates into a limit on decoherence due to wave function collapse or other factors, of 23% at the 90% confidence level.

  3. Method of photon spectral analysis

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    Gehrke, R.J.; Putnam, M.H.; Killian, E.W.; Helmer, R.G.; Kynaston, R.L.; Goodwin, S.G.; Johnson, L.O.

    1993-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A spectroscopic method to rapidly measure the presence of plutonium in soils, filters, smears, and glass waste forms by measuring the uranium L-shell x-ray emissions associated with the decay of plutonium. In addition, the technique can simultaneously acquire spectra of samples and automatically analyze them for the amount of americium and [gamma]-ray emitting activation and fission products present. The samples are counted with a large area, thin-window, n-type germanium spectrometer which is equally efficient for the detection of low-energy x-rays (10-2,000 keV), as well as high-energy [gamma] rays (>1 MeV). A 8,192- or 16,384 channel analyzer is used to acquire the entire photon spectrum at one time. A dual-energy, time-tagged pulser, that is injected into the test input of the preamplifier to monitor the energy scale, and detector resolution. The L x-ray portion of each spectrum is analyzed by a linear-least-squares spectral fitting technique. The [gamma]-ray portion of each spectrum is analyzed by a standard Ge [gamma]-ray analysis program. This method can be applied to any analysis involving x- and [gamma]-ray analysis in one spectrum and is especially useful when interferences in the x-ray region can be identified from the [gamma]-ray analysis and accommodated during the x-ray analysis.

  4. Method of photon spectral analysis

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    Gehrke, Robert J. (Idaho Falls, ID); Putnam, Marie H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Killian, E. Wayne (Idaho Falls, ID); Helmer, Richard G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Kynaston, Ronnie L. (Blackfoot, ID); Goodwin, Scott G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Johnson, Larry O. (Pocatello, ID)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A spectroscopic method to rapidly measure the presence of plutonium in soils, filters, smears, and glass waste forms by measuring the uranium L-shell x-ray emissions associated with the decay of plutonium. In addition, the technique can simultaneously acquire spectra of samples and automatically analyze them for the amount of americium and .gamma.-ray emitting activation and fission products present. The samples are counted with a large area, thin-window, n-type germanium spectrometer which is equally efficient for the detection of low-energy x-rays (10-2000 keV), as well as high-energy .gamma. rays (>1 MeV). A 8192- or 16,384 channel analyzer is used to acquire the entire photon spectrum at one time. A dual-energy, time-tagged pulser, that is injected into the test input of the preamplifier to monitor the energy scale, and detector resolution. The L x-ray portion of each spectrum is analyzed by a linear-least-squares spectral fitting technique. The .gamma.-ray portion of each spectrum is analyzed by a standard Ge .gamma.-ray analysis program. This method can be applied to any analysis involving x- and .gamma.-ray analysis in one spectrum and is especially useful when interferences in the x-ray region can be identified from the .gamma.-ray analysis and accommodated during the x-ray analysis.

  5. Standard test methods for chemical, mass spectrometric, and spectrochemical analysis of nuclear-grade plutonium dioxide powders and pellets

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical, mass spectrometric, and spectrochemical analysis of nuclear-grade plutonium dioxide powders and pellets to determine compliance with specifications. 1.2 The analytical procedures appear in the following order: Sections Plutonium Sample Handling 8 to 10 Plutonium by Controlled-Potential Coulometry Plutonium by Ceric Sulfate Titration Plutonium by Amperometric Titration with Iron(II) Plutonium by Diode Array Spectrophotometry Nitrogen by Distillation Spectrophotometry Using Nessler Reagent 11 to 18 Carbon (Total) by Direct Combustion–Thermal Conductivity 19 to 30 Total Chlorine and Fluorine by Pyrohydrolysis 31 to 38 Sulfur by Distillation Spectrophotometry 39 to 47 Plutonium Isotopic Analysis by Mass Spectrometry Rare Earth Elements by Spectroscopy 48 to 55 Trace Elements by Carrier–Distillation Spectroscopy 56 to 63 Impurities by ICP-AES Impurity Elements by Spark-Source Mass Spectrography 64 to 70 Moisture by the Coulomet...

  6. Two-Source Double-Slit Interference in Angle-Resolved High-Energy Above-Threshold Ionization Spectra of Diatoms

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    Okunishi, M.; Itaya, R.; Shimada, K.; Pruemper, G.; Ueda, K. [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Busuladzic, M. [Medical Faculty, Cekalusa 90, University of Sarajevo, 71000 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegowina); Gazibegovic-Busuladzic, A. [Faculty of Science, Zmaja od Bosne 35, University of Sarajevo, 71000 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegowina); Milosevic, D. B. [Faculty of Science, Zmaja od Bosne 35, University of Sarajevo, 71000 Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegowina); Max-Born-Institut, Max-Born-Strasse 2a, 12489 Berlin (Germany); Becker, W. [Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577 (Japan); Max-Born-Institut, Max-Born-Strasse 2a, 12489 Berlin (Germany)

    2009-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    When an electron from a diatomic molecule undergoes tunneling-rescattering ionization, a novel form of destructive interference can be realized that involves all four geometric orbits that are available to the electron when it is freed, because both ionization and rescattering may take place at the same or at different centers. We find experimentally and confirm theoretically that in orientation-averaged angle-resolved high-order above-threshold ionization spectra the corresponding destructive interference is visible for O{sub 2} but not for N{sub 2}. This effect is different from the suppression of ionization that is well known to occur for O{sub 2}.

  7. Quantitative analysis of Nb in solution in a microalloyed carburizing steel by electrochemical etching

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    Rivas, A.L. [Universidad Simon Bolivar, Valle de Sartenejas-Edificio MEM Piso 2, Departamento Ciencia de los Materiales, Caracas-1080 (Venezuela)], E-mail: alrivas@usb.ve; Matlock, D.K. [Advanced Steel Processing and Product Research Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States)], E-mail: dmatlock@mines.edu; Speer, J.G. [Advanced Steel Processing and Product Research Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401 (United States)], E-mail: jspeer@mines.edu

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The amount of Nb in solution in a microalloyed carburizing steel (Nb-modified SAE 8620) was evaluated in different heat treated conditions. The test procedure involved electrochemical extraction, filtration and Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopic (ICP-AES) analysis. Characterization by X-ray diffraction of the residues collected in the filters was also performed. Results showed that Nb in solution tends to hydrolyze during electrolysis in a 10 vol.% HCl electrolyte, giving misleading measurements of the amount of Nb that dissolved during high temperature heat treatment. Hydrolysis of Nb is prevented by the addition of tartaric acid to the electrolyte. In the full dissolution condition, coarse (Ti,Nb)CN was the only precipitate present. Finer (Nb,Ti)C precipitates were observed after heat treating at 1050 deg. C.

  8. A convex approximation approach to Weighted Sum Rate Maximization of Multiuser MISO Interference Channel under outage constraints

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    Li, Wei-Chiang; Lin, Che; Chi, Chong-Yung

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper considers weighted sum rate maximization of multiuser multiple-input single-output interference channel (MISO-IFC) under outage constraints. The outage-constrained weighted sum rate maximization problem is a nonconvex optimization problem and is difficult to solve. While it is possible to optimally deal with this problem in an exhaustive search manner by finding all the Pareto-optimal rate tuples in the (discretized) outage-constrained achievable rate region, this approach, however, suffers from a prohibitive computational complexity and is feasible only when the number of transmitter-receive pairs is small. In this paper, we propose a convex optimization based approximation method for efficiently handling the outage-constrained weighted sum rate maximization problem. The proposed approximation method consists of solving a sequence of convex optimization problems, and thus can be efficiently implemented by interior-point methods. Simulation results show that the proposed method can yield near-optim...

  9. Opto-electronic device for frequency standard generation and terahertz-range optical demodulation based on quantum interference

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    Georgiades, Nikos P. (Pasadena, CA); Polzik, Eugene S. (H.o slashed.jbjerg, DK); Kimble, H. Jeff (LaCanada, CA)

    1999-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    An opto-electronic system and technique for comparing laser frequencies with large frequency separations, establishing new frequency standards, and achieving phase-sensitive detection at ultra high frequencies. Light responsive materials with multiple energy levels suitable for multi-photon excitation are preferably used for nonlinear mixing via quantum interference of different excitation paths affecting a common energy level. Demodulation of a carrier with a demodulation frequency up to 100's THZ can be achieved for frequency comparison and phase-sensitive detection. A large number of materials can be used to cover a wide spectral range including the ultra violet, visible and near infrared regions. In particular, absolute frequency measurement in a spectrum from 1.25 .mu.m to 1.66 .mu.m for fiber optics can be accomplished with a nearly continuous frequency coverage.

  10. Streaked spectrometry using multilayer x-ray-interference mirrors to investigate energy transport in laser-plasma applications

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    Stradling, G.L.; Barbee, T.W. Jr.; Henke, B.L.; Campbell, E.M.; Mead, W.C.

    1981-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Transport of energy in laser-produced plasmas is scrutinized by devising spectrally and temporally identifiable characteristics in the x-ray emission history which identify the heat-front position at various times in the heating process. Measurements of the relative turn-on times of these characteristics show the rate of energy transport between various points. These measurements can in turn constrain models of energy transport phenomena. We are time-resolving spectrally distinguishable subkilovolt x-ray emissions from different layers of a disk target to examine the transport rate of energy into the target. A similar technique is used to measure the lateral expansion rate of the plasma spot. A soft x-ray streak camera with 15-psec temporal resolution is used to make the temporal measurements. Spectral discrimination of the incident signal is provided by multilayer x-ray interference mirrors.

  11. Superconducting quantum interference devices based set-up for probing current noise and correlations in three-terminal devices

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    Pfeffer, A. H.; Kaviraj, B.; Coupiac, O.; Lefloch, F. [SPSMS/LaTEQS, UMR-E 9001, CEA-INAC, and Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (France)

    2012-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We have implemented a new experimental set-up for precise measurements of current fluctuations in three-terminal devices. The system operates at very low temperatures (30 mK) and is equipped with three superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) as low noise current amplifiers. A SQUID input coil is connected to each terminal of a sample allowing the acquisition of time-dependent current everywhere in the circuit. From these traces, we can measure the current mean value, the noise, and cross-correlations between different branches of a device. In this paper, we present calibration results of noise and cross-correlations obtained using low impedance macroscopic resistors. From these results, we can extract the noise level of the set-up and show that there are no intrinsic correlations due to the measurement scheme. We also studied noise and correlations as a function of a dc current and estimated the electronic temperature of various macroscopic resistors.

  12. Measurement of a cross-sectional profile of a thread gauge using a sinusoidally vibrating interference pattern

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    Li Jinhuan; Sasaki, Osami

    2011-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A sinusoidally vibrating interference pattern (SVIP) is used as an exact spatial scale in order to measure a cross-sectional profile of a thread gauge. The SVIP is projected on the thread gauge surface, and lights diffracted and reflected from the end points of the thread gauge surface are extracted by spatial frequency filtering in an imaging system to make an image of the end points whose positions are decided by the peak positions of amplitude distributions in the image. The coordinates of the end points or the cross-sectional profile of the thread gauge is obtained from the phases measured at the positions of the end points, phase distribution of the SVIP on a CCD image sensor, and the pixel positions of the CCD image sensor.

  13. Ultra-compact and broadband tunable mid-infrared multimode interference splitter based on graphene plasmonic waveguide

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    Zheng, Ruiqi; Dong, Jianji

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose and design an ultra-compact and broadband tunable multimode interference (MMI) splitter in mid-infrared based on graphene plasmonic waveguides. The size of the device is only 0.56{\\mu}m*1.2{\\mu}m, which corresponds to device area of only about 0.014{\\lambda}^2, where {\\lambda} is the vacuum wavelength. And the center wavelength of the device can be tuned in a broad band from 7{\\mu}m to 9{\\mu}m with the Fermi level of graphene varied from 0.5eV to 1eV. Furthermore, the device is easy to be fabricated on chip.

  14. Two-photon interference from a quantum dot--microcavity: Persistent pure-dephasing and suppression of time-jitter

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    Sebastian Unsleber; Dara P. S. McCutcheon; Michael Dambach; Matthias Lermer; Niels Gregersen; Sven Höfling; Jesper Mørk; Christian Schneider; Martin Kamp

    2015-03-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We demonstrate the emission of highly indistinguishable photons from a quasi-resonantly pumped coupled quantum dot--microcavity system operating in the regime of cavity quantum electrodynamics. Changing the sample temperature allows us to vary the quantum dot--cavity detuning, and on spectral resonance we observe a three-fold improvement in the Hong--Ou--Mandel interference visibility, reaching values in excess of 80\\%. Our measurements off-resonance allow us to investigate varying Purcell enhancements, and to probe the dephasing environment at different temperatures and energy scales. By comparison with our microscopic model, we are able to identify pure-dephasing and not time-jitter as the dominating source of imperfections in our system.

  15. Opto-electronic device for frequency standard generation and terahertz-range optical demodulation based on quantum interference

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Georgiades, N.P.; Polzik, E.S.; Kimble, H.J.

    1999-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    An opto-electronic system and technique for comparing laser frequencies with large frequency separations, establishing new frequency standards, and achieving phase-sensitive detection at ultra high frequencies are disclosed. Light responsive materials with multiple energy levels suitable for multi-photon excitation are preferably used for nonlinear mixing via quantum interference of different excitation paths affecting a common energy level. Demodulation of a carrier with a demodulation frequency up to 100`s THZ can be achieved for frequency comparison and phase-sensitive detection. A large number of materials can be used to cover a wide spectral range including the ultra violet, visible and near infrared regions. In particular, absolute frequency measurement in a spectrum from 1.25 {micro}m to 1.66 {micro}m for fiber optics can be accomplished with a nearly continuous frequency coverage. 7 figs.

  16. Nonlinear optical spectra having characteristics of Fano interferences in coherently coupled lowest exciton biexciton states in semiconductor quantum dots

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    Gotoh, Hideki, E-mail: gotoh.hideki@lab.ntt.co.jp; Sanada, Haruki; Yamaguchi, Hiroshi; Sogawa, Tetsuomi [NTT Basic Research Laboratories, NTT Corporation, 3-1 Morinosato-Wakamiya, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa 243-0198 (Japan)

    2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical nonlinear effects are examined using a two-color micro-photoluminescence (micro-PL) method in a coherently coupled exciton-biexciton system in a single quantum dot (QD). PL and photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy (PLE) are employed to measure the absorption spectra of the exciton and biexciton states. PLE for Stokes and anti-Stokes PL enables us to clarify the nonlinear optical absorption properties in the lowest exciton and biexciton states. The nonlinear absorption spectra for excitons exhibit asymmetric shapes with peak and dip structures, and provide a distinct contrast to the symmetric dip structures of conventional nonlinear spectra. Theoretical analyses with a density matrix method indicate that the nonlinear spectra are caused not by a simple coherent interaction between the exciton and biexciton states but by coupling effects among exciton, biexciton and continuum states. These results indicate that Fano quantum interference effects appear in exciton-biexciton systems at QDs and offer important insights into their physics.

  17. Inductively coupled plasma spectrometry: Noise characteristics of aerosols, application of generalized standard additions method, and Mach disk as an emission source

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    Shen, Luan

    1995-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation is focused on three problem areas in the performance of inductively coupled plasma (ICP) source. The noise characteristics of aerosols produced by ICP nebulizers are investigated. A laser beam is scattered by aerosol and detected by a photomultiplier tube and the noise amplitude spectrum of the scattered radiation is measured by a spectrum analyzer. Discrete frequency noise in the aerosol generated by a Meinhard nebulizer or a direct injection nebulizer is primarily caused by pulsation in the liquid flow from the pump. A Scott-type spray chamber suppresses white noise, while a conical, straight-pass spray chamber enhances white noise, relative to the noise seen from the primary aerosol. Simultaneous correction for both spectral interferences and matrix effects in ICP atomic emission spectrometry (AES) can be accomplished by using the generalized standard additions method (GSAM). Results obtained with the application of the GSAM to the Perkin-Elmer Optima 3000 ICP atomic emission spectrometer are presented. The echelle-based polychromator with segmented-array charge-coupled device detectors enables the direct, visual examination of the overlapping lines Cd (1) 228.802 nm and As (1) 228.812 nm. The slit translation capability allows a large number of data points to be sampled, therefore, the advantage of noise averaging is gained. An ICP is extracted into a small quartz vacuum chamber through a sampling orifice in a water-cooled copper plate. Optical emission from the Mach disk region is measured with a new type of echelle spectrometer equipped with two segmented-array charge-coupled-device detectors, with an effort to improve the detection limits for simultaneous multielement analysis by ICP-AES.

  18. Technical basis for evaluating electromagnetic and radio-frequency interference in safety-related I&C systems

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    Ewing, P.D.; Korsah, K. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report discusses the development of the technical basis for the control of upsets and malfunctions in safety-related instrumentation and control (I&C) systems caused by electromagnetic and radio-frequency interference (EMI/RFI) and power surges. The research was performed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and was sponsored by the USNRC Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES). The motivation for research stems from the safety-related issues that need to be addressed with the application of advanced I&C systems to nuclear power plants. Development of the technical basis centered around establishing good engineering practices to ensure that sufficient levels of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) are maintained between the nuclear power plant`s electronic and electromechanical systems known to be the source(s) of EMI/RFI and power surges. First, good EMC design and installation practices need to be established to control the impact of interference sources on nearby circuits and systems. These EMC good practices include circuit layouts, terminations, filtering, grounding, bonding, shielding, and adequate physical separation. Second, an EMI/RFI test and evaluation program needs to be established to outline the tests to be performed, the associated test methods to be followed, and carefully formulated acceptance criteria based on the intended environment to ensure that the circuit or system under test meets the recommended guidelines. Third, a program needs to be developed to perform confirmatory tests and evaluate the surge withstand capability (SWC) and of I&C equipment connected to or installed in the vicinity of power circuits within the nuclear power plant. By following these three steps, the design and operability of safety-related I&C systems against EMI/RFI and power surges can be evaluated, acceptance criteria can be developed, and appropriate regulatory guidance can be provided.

  19. Two-plasmon quantum interference James S. Fakonas1,2, Hyunseok Lee2, Yousif A. Kelaita2 and Harry A. Atwater1,2

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    Atwater, Harry

    Two-plasmon quantum interference James S. Fakonas1,2, Hyunseok Lee2, Yousif A. Kelaita2 and Harry A­3 , with the surface plasmon, the quantum of the surface plasma wave, playing the same role as the photon. It follows that surface plasmons should exhibit all the same quantum phenomena that photons do. Here, we report a plas

  20. Measurement of Analyzing Power for Proton-Carbon Elastic Scattering in the Coulomb-Nuclear Interference Region with a 22-GeV/c Polarized Proton Beam

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    J. Tojo; I. Alekseev; M. Bai; B. Bassalleck; G. Bunce; A. Deshpande; J. Doskow; S. Eilerts; D. E. Fields; Y. Goto; H. Huang; V. Hughes; K. Imai; M. Ishihara; V. Kanavets; K. Kurita; K. Kwiatkowski; B. Lewis; W. Lozowski; Y. Makdisi; H. -O. Meyer; B. V. Morozov; M. Nakamura; B. Przewoski; T. Rinckel; T. Roser; A. Rusek; N. Saito; B. Smith; D. Svirida; M. Syphers; A. Taketani; T. L. Thomas; D. Underwood; D. Wolfe; K. Yamamoto; L. Zhu

    2002-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The analyzing power for proton-carbon elastic scattering in the coulomb-nuclear interference region of momentum transfer, $9.0\\times10^{-3}power to be $\\text{Re} r_5=0.088\\pm 0.058$ and $\\text{Im} r_5=-0.161\\pm 0.226$.

  1. GISS ICP at Columbia University ICP Student and Teacher Research Interns

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    * Bronx High School of Science* DeWitt Clinton High School Fieldston School John F. Kennedy High School. Sharun Paroxy Web Development Telcordia Walrus Internet Education Jacobs Ladder Art Education Outreach

  2. Improvements to ICP Torches for Monitoring Trace Radionuclides by ICP-MS |

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHigh School footballHydrogenITLaboratory in Inductively Coupled

  3. Systematic analysis of protein-protein interactions of oncogenic Human Papillomavirus 

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    Gundurao, Ramya Mavinkaihalli

    2013-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

    with seventeen HSV?1 proteins including transcriptional regulator ICP4 and neurovirulance factor ICP34.5. The biological relevance of these interactions in the context of co?infection is discussed. The virus?host screen performed against a human cDNA library...

  4. Standard test methods for chemical, mass spectrometric, spectrochemical, nuclear, and radiochemical analysis of nuclear-grade plutonium nitrate solutions

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the chemical, mass spectrometric, spectrochemical, nuclear, and radiochemical analysis of nuclear-grade plutonium nitrate solutions to determine compliance with specifications. 1.2 The analytical procedures appear in the following order: Sections Plutonium by Controlled-Potential Coulometry Plutonium by Amperometric Titration with Iron(II) Plutonium by Diode Array Spectrophotometry Free Acid by Titration in an Oxalate Solution 8 to 15 Free Acid by Iodate Precipitation-Potentiometric Titration Test Method 16 to 22 Uranium by Arsenazo I Spectrophotometric Test Method 23 to 33 Thorium by Thorin Spectrophotometric Test Method 34 to 42 Iron by 1,10-Phenanthroline Spectrophotometric Test Method 43 to 50 Impurities by ICP-AES Chloride by Thiocyanate Spectrophotometric Test Method 51 to 58 Fluoride by Distillation-Spectrophotometric Test Method 59 to 66 Sulfate by Barium Sulfate Turbidimetric Test Method 67 to 74 Isotopic Composition by Mass Spectrom...

  5. Retrospective Interference Alignment

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    Maleki, Hamed; Jafar, Syed A; Shamai, Shlomo

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    On the degrees of freedom of miso broadcast channels withthe X channel [17, 16] and the MISO BC [5], the interferencea DoF perspective. While the 2 user MISO BC setting easily

  6. FISHERIES DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAM (FDRP) ANNUAL REPORT FOR FY 2007

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    Hawai'i at Manoa, University of

    , for instrument time on the laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) instrument. During this first LA-ICP-MS analysis run, laser sampling parameters were worked out and duplicate

  7. SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF RADIOXENON

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    Cooper, Matthew W.; Bowyer, Ted W.; Hayes, James C.; Heimbigner, Tom R.; Hubbard, Charles W.; McIntyre, Justin I.; Schrom, Brian T.

    2008-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Monitoring changes in atmospheric radioxenon concentrations is a major tool in the detection of an underground nuclear explosion. Ground based systems like the Automated Radioxenon Sampler /Analyzer (ARSA), the Swedish Unattended Noble gas Analyzer (SAUNA) and the Automatic portable radiometer of isotopes Xe (ARIX), can collect and detect several radioxenon isotopes by processing and transferring samples into a high efficiency beta-gamma coincidence detector. The high efficiency beta-gamma coincidence detector makes these systems highly sensitive to the radioxenon isotopes 133Xe, 131mXe, 133mXe and 135Xe. The standard analysis uses regions of interest (ROI) to determine the amount of a particular radioxenon isotope present. The ROI method relies on the peaks of interest falling within energy limits of the ROI. Some potential problems inherent in this method are the reliance on stable detector gains and a fixed resolution for each energy peak. In addition, when a high activity sample is measured there will be more interference among the ROI, in particular within the 133Xe, 133mXe, and 131mXe regions. A solution to some of these problems can be obtained through spectral fitting of the data. Spectral fitting is simply the fitting of the peaks using known functions to determine the number and relative peak positions and widths. By knowing this information it is possible to determine which isotopes are present. Area under each peak can then be used to determine an overall concentration for each isotope. Using the areas of the peaks several key detector characteristics can be determined: efficiency, energy calibration, energy resolution and ratios between interfering isotopes (Radon daughters).

  8. Performance analysis and enhancement of OFDM-based WLAN systems in the presence of nonlinear HPAs and narrowband interference for single and multiple transmit antennas

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    Chi, David Wei-Ting

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A. T. Koc, and S. Koc, “Solid State Power Ampli?er (SSPA)for Linearization of Solid State Power Ampli?er in Mobiletwo models is the Solid State Power Ampli?er (SSPA) model

  9. 1242 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS--II: ANALOG AND DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING, VOL. 45, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 1998 On the Analysis of Noise and Interference in

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    Krishnapura, Nagendra

    with a different purpose in mind, namely to achieve linear tunable signal processing using nonlinear circuit such circuits perform linear operations on the input signal, they are nonlinear from internal points. The behavior between and is linear and is still described by (2) and (3) [2], [5]. In a log-domain circuit [2

  10. A method for estimating common cause failure probability and model parameters : the inverse stress-strength interference (ISSI) technique

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    Guey, Ching Ning

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this study, an alternative for the analysis of common cause failures (CCFs) is investigated. The method studied consists of using the Licensee Event Report (LER) data to get single component failure probability and using ...

  11. Selective spectroscopic methods for water analysis

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    Vaidya, B.

    1997-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation explores in large part the development of a few types of spectroscopic methods in the analysis of water. Methods for the determination of some of the most important properties of water like pH, metal ion content, and chemical oxygen demand are investigated in detail. This report contains a general introduction to the subject and the conclusions. Four chapters and an appendix have been processed separately. They are: chromogenic and fluorogenic crown ether compounds for the selective extraction and determination of Hg(II); selective determination of cadmium in water using a chromogenic crown ether in a mixed micellar solution; reduction of chloride interference in chemical oxygen demand determination without using mercury salts; structural orientation patterns for a series of anthraquinone sulfonates adsorbed at an aminophenol thiolate monolayer chemisorbed at gold; and the role of chemically modified surfaces in the construction of miniaturized analytical instrumentation.

  12. Hydrogen Analysis

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    A H2A: Hydrogen Analysis Margaret K. Mann DOE Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies Program Systems Analysis Workshop July 28-29, 2004 Washington, D.C. H2A Charter...

  13. Supplement Analysis for the Idaho High-Level Waste and Facilities Disposition Final Environmental Impact Statement

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    2005-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    In October 2002, DOE issued the Idaho High-Level Waste and Facilities Disposition Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) (DOE 2002) that provided an analysis of the potential environmental consequences of alternatives/options for the management and disposition of Sodium Bearing Waste (SBW), High-Level Waste (HL W) calcine, and HLW facilities at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center (INTEC) located at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), now known as the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and referred to hereafter as the Idaho Site. Subsequent to the issuance of the Final EIS, DOE included the requirement for treatment of SBW in the Request for Proposals for Environmental Management activities on the Idaho Site. The new Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Contractor identified Steam Reforming as their proposed method to treat SBW; a method analyzed in the Final EIS as an option to treat SBW. The proposed Steam Reforming process for SBW is the same as in the Final EIS for retrieval, treatment process, waste form and transportation for disposal. In addition, DOE has updated the characterization data for both the HLW Calcine (BBWI 2005a) and SBW (BBWI 2004 and BBWI 2005b) and identified two areas where new calculation methods are being used to determine health and safety impacts. Because of those changes, DOE has prepared this supplement analysis to determine whether there are ''substantial changes in the proposed action that are relevant to environmental concerns'' or ''significant new circumstances or information'' within the meaning of the Council of Environmental Quality and DOE National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Regulations (40 CFR 1502.9 (c) and 10 CFR 1021.314) that would require preparation of a Supplemental EIS. Specifically, this analysis is intended to determine if: (1) the Steam Reforming Option identified in the Final EIS adequately bounds impacts from the Steam Reforming Process proposed by the new ICP Contractor using the new characterization data, (2) the new characterization data is significantly different than the data presented in the Final EIS, (3) the new calculation methods present a significant change to the impacts described in the Final EIS, and (4) would the updated characterization data cause significant changes in the environmental impacts for the action alternatives/options presented in the Final EIS. There are no other aspects of the Final EIS that require additional review because DOE has not identified any additional new significant circumstances or information that would warrant such a review.

  14. Separation of contributions from deeply virtual Compton scattering and its interference with the Bethe--Heitler process in measurements on a hydrogen target

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    The HERMES collaboration; A. Airapetian

    2009-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Hard exclusive leptoproduction of real photons from an unpolarized proton target is studied in an effort to elucidate generalized parton distributions. The data accumulated during the years 1996--2005 with the HERMES spectrometer are analyzed to yield asymmetries with respect to the combined dependence of the cross section on beam helicity and charge, thereby revealing previously unseparated contributions from deeply virtual Compton scattering and its interference with the Bethe--Heitler process. The integrated luminosity is sufficient to show correlated dependences on two kinematic variables, and provides the most precise determination of the dependence on only the beam charge.

  15. Ultra low noise YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7??} nano superconducting quantum interference devices implementing nanowires

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    Arpaia, R. [Quantum Device Physics Laboratory, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296 Göteborg (Sweden); CNR-SPIN, Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II,” I-80125 Napoli (Italy); Arzeo, M.; Nawaz, S.; Charpentier, S.; Lombardi, F.; Bauch, T., E-mail: thilo.bauch@chalmers.se [Quantum Device Physics Laboratory, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296 Göteborg (Sweden)

    2014-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    We present results on ultra low noise YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 7–?} (YBCO) nano Superconducting QUantum Interference Devices (nanoSQUIDs). To realize such devices, we implemented high quality YBCO nanowires, working as weak links between two electrodes. We observe critical current modulation as a function of an externally applied magnetic field in the full temperature range below the transition temperature T{sub C}. The white flux noise below 1??{sub 0}/?(Hz) at T=8?K makes our nanoSQUIDs very attractive for the detection of small spin systems.

  16. SAFETY ANALYSIS QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS ON

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    Wang, Yinhai

    1 TOPIC C2 SAFETY ANALYSIS AND POLICY QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS ON ANGLE-ACCIDENT RISK AT SIGNALIZED-2700 Tel: (206) 543-9639 Fax: (206) 543-5965 Email: nihan@u.washington.edu #12;2 Quantitative Analysis on Angle-Accident Risk at Signalized Intersections Abstract: This paper demonstrates how a new modeling

  17. Oscillatory correlates of proactive interference in a recognition memory task 568.23 Marieke K. van Vugt1

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    van Vugt, Marieke

    ) Monsell (1978): recent nega- tives paradigm Sternberg recognition memory task well-defined stimulus space chan 14 Task PLS SS Results - within-subject analysis · differences between univariate and multivariate)) Stimulus space structural vs. temporal similarity: - accuracy RT proactive inter- fer- ence (PI) summed

  18. Ultrasonic Phased Array Assessment of the Interference Fit and Leak Path of the North Anna Unit 2 Control Rod Drive Mechanism Nozzle 63 with Destructive Validation

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    Crawford, Susan L.; Cinson, Anthony D.; MacFarlan, Paul J.; Hanson, Brady D.; Mathews, Royce

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the efficacy of ultrasonic testing (UT) for primary water leak path assessments of reactor pressure vessel (RPV) upper head penetrations. Operating reactors have experienced leakage when stress corrosion cracking of nickel-based alloy penetrations allowed primary water into the annulus of the interference fit between the penetration and the low-alloy steel RPV head. In this investigation, UT leak path data were acquired for an Alloy 600 control rod drive mechanism nozzle penetration, referred to as Nozzle 63, which was removed from the North Anna Unit 2 reactor when the RPV head was replaced in 2002. In-service inspection prior to the head replacement indicated that Nozzle 63 had a probable leakage path through the interference fit region. Nozzle 63 was examined using a phased-array UT probe with a 5.0-MHz, eight-element annular array. Immersion data were acquired from the nozzle inner diameter surface. The UT data were interpreted by comparing to responses measured on a mockup penetration with known features. Following acquisition of the UT data, Nozzle 63 was destructively examined to determine if the features identified in the UT examination, including leakage paths and crystalline boric acid deposits, could be visually confirmed. Additional measurements of boric acid deposit thickness and low-alloy steel wastage were made to assess how these factors affect the UT response. The implications of these findings for interpreting UT leak path data are described.

  19. Image Analysis

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    Recognition Image Analysis and Recognition Snapshot1498121slicesqResedison Fibers permeating imaged material (Courtesy: Bale, Loring, Perciano and Ushizima) Imagery coming from...

  20. Influence of Young-type interference on the forward-backward asymmetry in electron emission from H{sub 2} in collisions with 80-MeV bare C ions

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    Misra, Deepankar; Kelkar, A.; Kadhane, U.; Kumar, Ajay; Tribedi, Lokesh C.; Fainstein, P. D. [Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005 (India); Centro Atomico Bariloche, Av. E. Bustillo 9500, 8400 San Carlos De Bariloche (Argentina)

    2006-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We use the forward-backward angular asymmetry in the electron emission cross sections in fast ion impact ionization of H{sub 2} as a probe of the inversion symmetric coherence in homonuclear diatomic molecules. The electron energy dependence of the asymmetry parameter for H{sub 2} exhibits oscillatory structure due to Young-type interference in contrast to atomic targets such as He. The asymmetry parameter technique provides a self-normalized method to reveal the interference oscillation independent of theoretical models and complementary measurements on atomic H target.

  1. Seismic and hydroacoustic analysis relevant to MH370

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    Stead, Richard J. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2014-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The vicinity of the Indian Ocean is searched for open and readily available seismic and/or hydroacoustic stations that might have recorded a possible impact of MH370 with the ocean surface. Only three stations are identified: the IMS hydrophone arrays H01 and H08, and the Geoscope seismic station AIS. Analysis of the data from these stations shows an interesting arrival on H01 that has some interference from an Antarctic ice event, large amplitude repeating signals at H08 that obscure any possible arrivals, and large amplitude chaotic noise at AIS precludes any analysis at higher frequencies of interest. The results are therefore rather inconclusive but may point to a more southerly impact location within the overall Indian Ocean search region. The results would be more useful if they can be combined with any other data that are not readily available.

  2. OIL ANALYSIS LAB TRIVECTOR ANALYSIS

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    OIL ANALYSIS LAB TRIVECTOR ANALYSIS This test method is a good routine test for the overall condition of the oil, the cleanliness, and can indicate the presence of wear metals that could be coming of magnetic metal particles within the oil. This may represent metals being worn from components (i

  3. Topography, complex refractive index, and conductivity of graphene layers measured by correlation of optical interference contrast, atomic force, and back scattered electron microscopy

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    Vaupel, Matthias, E-mail: Matthias.vaupel@zeiss.com; Dutschke, Anke [Training Application Support Center, Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Königsallee 9-21, 37081 Göttingen (Germany); Wurstbauer, Ulrich; Pasupathy, Abhay [Department of Physics, Columbia University New York, 538 West 120th Street, New York, New York 10027 (United States); Hitzel, Frank [DME Nanotechnologie GmbH, Geysostr. 13, D-38106 Braunschweig (Germany)

    2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The optical phase shift by reflection on graphene is measured by interference contrast microscopy. The height profile across graphene layers on 300?nm thick SiO{sub 2} on silicon is derived from the phase profile. The complex refractive index and conductivity of graphene layers on silicon with 2?nm thin SiO{sub 2} are evaluated from a phase profile, while the height profile of the layers is measured by atomic force microscopy. It is observed that the conductivity measured on thin SiO{sub 2} is significantly greater than on thick SiO{sub 2}. Back scattered electron contrast of graphene layers is correlated to the height of graphene layers.

  4. Double-stranded RNA interferes in a sequence-specific manner with the infection of representative members of the two viroid families

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    Carbonell, Alberto; Martinez de Alba, Angel-Emilio [Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Plantas (UPV-CSIC), Campus Universidad Politecnica, Avenida de los Naranjos, s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain); Flores, Ricardo [Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Plantas (UPV-CSIC), Campus Universidad Politecnica, Avenida de los Naranjos, s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain)], E-mail: rflores@ibmcp.upv.es; Gago, Selma [Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Plantas (UPV-CSIC), Campus Universidad Politecnica, Avenida de los Naranjos, s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain)

    2008-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Infection by viroids, non-protein-coding circular RNAs, occurs with the accumulation of 21-24 nt viroid-derived small RNAs (vd-sRNAs) with characteristic properties of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) associated to RNA silencing. The vd-sRNAs most likely derive from dicer-like (DCL) enzymes acting on viroid-specific dsRNA, the key elicitor of RNA silencing, or on the highly structured genomic RNA. Previously, viral dsRNAs delivered mechanically or agroinoculated have been shown to interfere with virus infection in a sequence-specific manner. Here, we report similar results with members of the two families of nuclear- and chloroplast-replicating viroids. Moreover, homologous vd-sRNAs co-delivered mechanically also interfered with one of the viroids examined. The interference was sequence-specific, temperature-dependent and, in some cases, also dependent on the dose of the co-inoculated dsRNA or vd-sRNAs. The sequence-specific nature of these effects suggests the involvement of the RNA induced silencing complex (RISC), which provides sequence specificity to RNA silencing machinery. Therefore, viroid titer in natural infections might be regulated by the concerted action of DCL and RISC. Viroids could have evolved their secondary structure as a compromise between resistance to DCL and RISC, which act preferentially against RNAs with compact and relaxed secondary structures, respectively. In addition, compartmentation, association with proteins or active replication might also help viroids to elude their host RNA silencing machinery.

  5. Phase-space interference of states optically truncated by quantum scissors: Generation of distinct superpositions of qudit coherent states by displacement of vacuum

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    Adam Miranowicz; Malgorzata Paprzycka; Anirban Pathak; Franco Nori

    2014-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Conventional Glauber coherent states (CS) can be defined in several equivalent ways, e.g., by displacing the vacuum or, explicitly, by their infinite Poissonian expansion in Fock states. It is well known that these definitions become inequivalent if applied to finite $d$-level systems (qudits). We present a comparative Wigner-function description of the qudit CS defined (i) by the action of the truncated displacement operator on the vacuum and (ii) by the Poissonian expansion in Fock states of the Glauber CS truncated at $(d-1)$-photon Fock state. These states can be generated from a classical light by its optical truncation using nonlinear and linear quantum scissors devices, respectively. We show a surprising effect that a macroscopically distinguishable superposition of two qudit CS (according to both definitions) can be generated with high fidelity by displacing the vacuum in the qudit Hilbert space. If the qudit dimension $d$ is even (odd) then the superposition state contains Fock states with only odd (even) photon numbers, which can be referred to as the odd (even) qudit CS or the female (male) Schr\\"odinger cat state. This phenomenon can be interpreted as an interference of a single CS with its reflection from the highest-energy Fock state of the Hilbert space, as clearly seen via phase-space interference of the Wigner function. We also analyze nonclassical properties of the qudit CS including their photon-number statistics and nonclassical volume of the Wigner function, which is a quantitative parameter of nonclassicality (quantumness) of states. Finally, we study optical tomograms, which can be directly measured in the homodyne detection of the analyzed qudit cat states and enable the complete reconstructions of their Wigner functions.

  6. Financial Analysis

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    The first step in financing a street lighting retrofit is a detailed financial analysis. Because street lighting systems are designed to last ten or twenty years, or even longer, all aspects of first costs, ongoing expenses, and long-term savings are important. While a preliminary or first-level analysis can be used to determine such things as simple payback, rate of return, and cost of light, the results may neglect a number of important economic considerations, such as the time value of money, additional savings and expenses and their relative timing, and future energy price escalations. Hence a first-level analysis does not typically provide the end user with sufficient details to make a fully informed decision. For this reason, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recommends a full life cycle cost/benefit analysis (LCCBA).

  7. Reliable fieldable VOC analysis with an automated microprocessor controlled two stage sample processor

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    Overton, E.B.; Stewart, M.; Carney, K.R.; D`Harmasena, H. [Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States). Inst. for Environmental Studies

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    High quality field analysis of VOCs from a variety of sample types has many environmental applications. In order to achieve desired data quality from field analysis, the entire analytical sequence, from collection of samples through instrumental analysis and data interpretation, must be controlled and have documented precision. To this end, the authors have developed a Sample Processing Device for use with fieldable VOC analyses. The unit is microprocessor controlled, small, rugged, and uses less than 25 watts of power at 12 VDC. It is ideally suited for use with microchip GC analyzers but will work with a variety of other field analytical devices. In addition to processing a variety of sample types, the unit allows control of water interference in the analytical sequence. Since the functions of the sample processing device are microprocessor controlled, the sample analysis procedures have the precision and reliability of automated, methods driven analytical techniques.

  8. "No Ions" Troubleshooting Strategy ELEMENT ICP-MS

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    Lee, Cin-Ty Aeolus

    -trace users often forget that there is an Analog Detector Mode and they fail to test for ion transmission.g. loss of contact or GE relay failure) will cause a significant loss of ion transmission since the energy DIAGNOSTICS/Statusbit INLET to switch "Valve 12" on and off. If GE relay works correctly then this should gr

  9. Operating Procedures for the SAMCO ICP RIE System

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    Reif, Rafael

    flows, RF power supplies He back side cooling system and active recipe. In the figure above, the various high- density plasma that is created through the use of two RF power supplies. In addition, the system.................................................................................................................. 9 3. RF Power Supplies

  10. Mass Spectrometer: Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP-MS), High...

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    will be deployed in conjunction with the Neptune and can be used with the supplementary laser ablation unit to provide elemental concentrations at extremely small ablation spot...

  11. Mass Spectrometer: Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP-MS), Multi...

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    scientific communities. In addition, EMSL has initiated the process to purchase a custom laser ablation unit with an image size of 1 micron that in combination with the Neptune...

  12. Microsoft Word - ICP-10-010webpost.doc

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    of 64 drums of unirradiated fabricated single rods consisting of U0 2 ThO 2 fuel pellets in zirconium rods and one drum with two short rods and miscellaneous bagged pellets....

  13. air supersonic icp: Topics by E-print Network

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    modification results in supersonic speeds. The current design has achieved a launch speed of 406 msec, about Mach 1.23. French, Mark; Stratton, Jim 2013-01-01 19 Supersonic...

  14. Monitoring Trace Radionuclides by ICP Mass Spectrometry with...

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    extensive monitoring programs for trace radionuclides relevant to the observation of illicit nuclear activities. FUNDING SOURCE: United States Department of Energy NA22 FOR MORE...

  15. Microsoft Word - icp11001CXPostForm.doc

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    expected to be or are encountered, comply with applicable guides and procedures. 4. Chemical Use and Storage - Small quantities of chemicals will be used for decontamination of...

  16. Monitoring Trace Radionuclides by ICP Mass Spectrometry with Femtosecond

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOEThe Bonneville PowerCherries 82981-1cnHighandSWPA / SPRA /Ml'.Solar Thermal Solar ThermalJul 13 1 2 3 4Laser

  17. Microsoft Word - ICP-10-010webpost.doc

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |IsLove Your1 SECTION A. Project0 FOIAneutron rich1 - 2,10 SECTION A.

  18. Microsoft Word - ICP-11-005webpost.doc

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC)Integrated Codes |IsLove Your1 SECTION A. Project0 FOIAneutron rich1 - 2,10 SECTION

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  20. Microsoft Word - ICP-12-010webpost.doc

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  1. Microsoft Word - ICP-13-004webpost.doc

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  2. Microsoft Word - icp11001CXPostForm.doc

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  3. Relative yields of U-235 fission products measured in a high level radioactive sludge at Savannah River Site

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    Bibler, N.E.; Coleman, C.J. [Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States); Kinard, W.F. [Charleston Coll., SC (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

    1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents measurements of the concentrations of 42 of the long-lived U-235 fission products in a high-level radioactive waste sludge stored at Savannah River Site. The 42 fision products make up 98% of the waste sludge. We used inductively coupled plasma-mass spectroscopy for the analysis. The relative yields for most of the fission products are in complete agreement with the known relative yields for the beta decay chains of the two asymmetric branches of the slow neutron fission of U-235. Disagreements can be reconciled based on the chemistry of the fission products in the caustic waste sludges, the neutron fluences in SRS reactors, or interferences in the ICP-MS analyses. This paper presents measurements of the concentrations of 42 (98%) of the long-lived U-235 fission products in a high-level radioactive waste sludge stored at the Savannah River Site. We analyzed the sludge with inductively coupled plasma-mass spectroscopy. The relative yields for most of the fission products agree completely with the known relative vields for the beta decay chains of the two asymmetric: branches of the slow neutron fission of U-235. The chemistry of the fission products in the caustic waste sludges, the neutron fluences in SRS reactors, or interferences in the ICP-MS analyses explain the differences in the measured and calculated results.

  4. Relative yields of U-235 fission products measured in a high level radioactive sludge at Savannah River Site

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    Bibler, N.E.; Coleman, C.J. (Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)); Kinard, W.F. (Charleston Coll., SC (United States). Dept. of Chemistry)

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents measurements of the concentrations of 42 of the long-lived U-235 fission products in a high-level radioactive waste sludge stored at Savannah River Site. The 42 fision products make up 98% of the waste sludge. We used inductively coupled plasma-mass spectroscopy for the analysis. The relative yields for most of the fission products are in complete agreement with the known relative yields for the beta decay chains of the two asymmetric branches of the slow neutron fission of U-235. Disagreements can be reconciled based on the chemistry of the fission products in the caustic waste sludges, the neutron fluences in SRS reactors, or interferences in the ICP-MS analyses. This paper presents measurements of the concentrations of 42 (98%) of the long-lived U-235 fission products in a high-level radioactive waste sludge stored at the Savannah River Site. We analyzed the sludge with inductively coupled plasma-mass spectroscopy. The relative yields for most of the fission products agree completely with the known relative vields for the beta decay chains of the two asymmetric: branches of the slow neutron fission of U-235. The chemistry of the fission products in the caustic waste sludges, the neutron fluences in SRS reactors, or interferences in the ICP-MS analyses explain the differences in the measured and calculated results.

  5. Development of a flow injection analysis method for the determination of acrylamide copolymers in oilfield brines

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    Taylor, K.C.; Burke, R.A.; Schramm, L.L. [Petroleum Recovery Inst., Calgary, Alberta (Canada); Nasr-El-Din, H.A. [Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An automated method for the determination of acrylamide polymers by flow injection analysis (FIA) has been developed and optimized for routine use. The method has been extensively tested for interferences common in oilfield brines. Potential interferences were examined from Na{sup +}, Ca{sup 2+}, Cr{sup 3+}, Al{sup 3+}, Zr{sup 3+}, NH{sub 4}{sup +}, Cl{sup {minus}}, OH{sup {minus}}, CO{sub 3}{sup 2{minus}}, sample coloration, and commonly used surfactants. The analysis is specific for amides, and the sensitivity to concentration of amide groups in the polymer was shown to be constant as the degree of polymer hydrolysis was varied. The range of the method is 0.1 to 100 mg/L. Sample throughput is 30 samples/h with triplicate analysis. Relative standard deviations of 0.2% are readily obtained from standard solutions and 0.5% from complex samples (at 50 mg/L). The method is applicable to the determination of aqueous, acrylamide-based polymers in process streams, surface waters and oilfield brines.

  6. Methods for preparing comparative standards and field samples for neutron activation analysis of soil

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    Glasgow, D.C.; Dyer, F.F.; Robinson, L.

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the more difficult problems associated with comparative neutron activation analysis (CNAA) is the preparation of standards which are tailor-made to the desired irradiation and counting conditions. Frequently, there simply is not a suitable standard available commercially, or the resulting gamma spectrum is convoluted with interferences. In a recent soil analysis project, the need arose for standards which contained about 35 elements. In response, a computer spreadsheet was developed to calculate the appropriate amount of each element so that the resulting gamma spectrum is relatively free of interferences. Incorporated in the program are options for calculating all of the irradiation and counting parameters including activity produced, necessary flux/bombardment time, counting time, and appropriate source-to-detector distance. The result is multi-element standards for CNAA which have optimal concentrations. The program retains ease of use without sacrificing capability. In addition to optimized standard production, a novel soil homogenization technique was developed which is a low cost, highly efficient alternative to commercially available homogenization systems. Comparative neutron activation analysis for large scale projects has been made easier through these advancements. This paper contains details of the design and function of the NAA spreadsheet and innovative sample handling techniques.

  7. A Measurement of the Interference Structure Function, R_LT, for the 12C(e,e'p) reaction in the Quasielastic Region

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    M. Holtrop; D. Jordan; T. McIlvain; R. Alarcon; R. Beck; W. Bertozzi; V. Bhushan; W. Boeglin; J. P. Chen; D. Dale; G. Dodson; S. Dolfini; K. Dow; J. Dzengeleski; M. B. Epstein; M. Farkhondeh; S. Gilad; J. Gorgen; K. Joo; J. Kelsey; W. Kim; R. Laszewski; R. Lourie; J. Mandeville; D. Margaziotis; D. Martinez; R. Miskimen; C. Papanicolas; S. Penn; W. Sapp; A. J. Sarty; D. Tieger; C. Tschalaer; W. Turchinetz; G. Warren; L. Weinstein; S. Williamson

    1998-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The coincidence cross-section and the interference structure function, R_LT, were measured for the 12C(e,e'p) 11B reaction at quasielastic kinematics and central momentum transfer of q=400 MeV/c. The measurement was at an opening angle of theta_pq=11 degrees, covering a range in missing energy of E_m = 0 to 65 MeV. The R_LT structure function is found to be consistent with zero for E_m > 50 MeV, confirming an earlier study which indicated that R_L vanishes in this region. The integrated strengths of the p- and s-shell are compared with a Distorted Wave Impulse Approximation calculation. The s-shell strength and shape are compared with a Hartree Fock-Random Phase Approximation calculation. The DWIA calculation overestimates the cross sections for p- and s-shell proton knockout as expected, but surprisingly agrees with the extracted R_LT value for both shells. The HF-RPA calculation describes the data more consistently, which may be due to the inclusion of 2-body currents in this calculation.

  8. Interference of fission amplitudes of neutron resonances and T-odd asymmetry for various prescission third particles in the ternary fission of nuclei

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    Kadmensky, S. G., E-mail: kadmensky@phys.vsu.ru [Voronezh State University (Russian Federation); Bunakov, V. E. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (Russian Federation); Kadmensky, S. S. [Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)

    2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Differential cross sections for reactions of the true ternary fission of nuclei that was induced by cold polarized neutrons were constructed with allowance of the effect that Coriolis interaction and the interference between fission amplitudes of neutron resonances excited in fissile nuclei upon incidentneutron capture by target nuclei exerted on angular distributions of prescission third particles (alpha particles, neutrons, or photons). It is shown that T -odd TRI- and ROT-type asymmetries for prescission alpha particles are associated with, respectively, the odd and even components of the Coriolis interaction-perturbed amplitude of angular distributions of particles belonging to the types indicated above. These asymmetries have angular distributions differing from each other and stemming from a nontrivial dependence of these components on the neutron-resonance spins J{sub s} and their projections K{sub s} onto the symmetry axis of the nucleus involved. It is shown that angular distributions of prescission photons and neutrons from reactions of the ternary fission of nuclei that is induced by cold polarized neutrons are determined by the effect of Coriolis forces exclusively. Therefore, the emerging T-odd asymmetries have a character of a ROT-type asymmetry and are universal for all target nuclei.

  9. Laser Doppler sensor employing a single fan-shaped interference fringe system for distance and shape measurement of laterally moving objects

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    Pfister, Thorsten; Buettner, Lars; Czarske, Juergen

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For monitoring the position and shape of fast moving and, especially, rotating objects such as turbo machine rotors, contactless and compact sensors with a high measurement rate as well as high precision are required. We present for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, a novel laser Doppler sensor employing a single fan-shaped interference fringe system, which allows measuring for the position and shape of fast moving solid bodies with known tangential velocity. It is shown theoretically as well as experimentally that this sensor offers concurrently high position resolution and high temporal resolution in contrast to conventional measurement techniques, since its measurement uncertainty is, in principle, independent of the object velocity. Moreover, it can be built very compact, because it features low complexity. To prove its operational capability and its potential for practical applications, radial and axial shape measurements of rotating bodies are demonstrated in comparison with triangulation. An average position resolution of about 2 {mu}m could be achieved.

  10. Economic analysis

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    None

    1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) mandated that minimum energy efficiency standards be established for classes of refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers, freezers, clothes dryers, water heaters, room air conditioners, home heating equipment, kitchen ranges and ovens, central air conditioners, and furnaces. EPCA requires that standards be designed to achieve the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified. Following the introductory chapter, Chapter Two describes the methodology used in the economic analysis and its relationship to legislative criteria for consumer product efficiency assessment; details how the CPES Value Model systematically compared and evaluated the economic impacts of regulation on the consumer, manufacturer and Nation. Chapter Three briefly displays the results of the analysis and lists the proposed performance standards by product class. Chapter Four describes the reasons for developing a baseline forecast, characterizes the baseline scenario from which regulatory impacts were calculated and summarizes the primary models, data sources and assumptions used in the baseline formulations. Chapter Five summarizes the methodology used to calculate regulatory impacts; describes the impacts of energy performance standards relative to the baseline discussed in Chapter Four. Also discussed are regional standards and other program alternatives to performance standards. Chapter Six describes the procedure for balancing consumer, manufacturer, and national impacts to select standard levels. Details of models and data bases used in the analysis are included in Appendices A through K.

  11. Elementary analysis of interferometers for wave-particle duality test and the perspective of going beyond the complementarity principle

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    Zhi-Yuan Li

    2014-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Wave-particle duality and complementarity principle stand at the conceptual core of quantum theory in its orthodox Copenhagen interpretation. They imply that the wave behavior and particle behavior of quantum objects are mutually exclusive to each other in experimental observation. Here we make a systematic analysis using the elementary methodology of quantum mechanics upon Young`s two-slit interferometer and Mach-Zehnder two-arm interferometer with the focus placed on how to measure the interference pattern (wave nature) and which-way information (particle nature) of quantum objects. We design several schemes to simultaneously acquire the which-way information for an individual quantum object and the high-contrast interference pattern for an ensemble of these quantum objects by placing two sets of measurement instrument that are well separated in space and whose perturbation on each other is negligibly small within the interferometer at the same time. Yet, improper arrangement and cooperation of these two sets of measurement instrument in the interferometer would lead to failure of simultaneous observation of wave and particle behavior. The internal freedoms of quantum object could be harnessed to probe both the which-way information and interference pattern for the center-of-mass motion. That quantum objects can behave beyond the wave-particle duality and complementarity principle would stimulate new conceptual examination and exploration of quantum theory at a deeper level.

  12. Laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry: Examinations of the origins of polyatomic ions and advances in the sampling of particulates

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    Witte, Travis

    2011-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation provides a general introduction to Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and laser ablation (LA) sampling, with an examination of analytical challenges in the employment of this technique. It discusses the origin of metal oxide ions (MO+) in LA-ICP-MS, as well as the effect of introducing helium and nitrogen to the aerosol gas flow on the formation of these polyatomic interferences. It extends the study of polyatomic ions in LA-ICP-MS to metal argide (MAr+) species, an additional source of possible significant interferences in the spectrum. It describes the application of fs-LA-ICP-MS to the determination of uranium isotope ratios in particulate samples.

  13. hym9012.tmp

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    the laboratoriesare: . . a. Isotopic analysis (mass spectrometry)for fd and produa, b. uranium purity (paVies Grey, wet chemistry 2. c. Metallic impurities(ICP, spectml...

  14. U.S. Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion ...

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    Analytical Development Leeman Prodigy and Perkin Elmer Optima 3000 Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectrometers (ICPES) perform elemental analysis on liquid samples. B3.6 -...

  15. Economic Analysis of Policy Effects Analysis Platform

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    Economic Analysis of Policy Effects Analysis Platform March 24, 2015 Jason Hansen, PhD Idaho National Laboratory This presentation does not contain any proprietary, confidential,...

  16. Data Analysis

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    Powell, Danny H [ORNL] [ORNL; Elwood Jr, Robert H [ORNL] [ORNL

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Analysis of the material protection, control, and accountability (MPC&A) system is necessary to understand the limits and vulnerabilities of the system to internal threats. A self-appraisal helps the facility be prepared to respond to internal threats and reduce the risk of theft or diversion of nuclear material. The material control and accountability (MC&A) system effectiveness tool (MSET) fault tree was developed to depict the failure of the MPC&A system as a result of poor practices and random failures in the MC&A system. It can also be employed as a basis for assessing deliberate threats against a facility. MSET uses fault tree analysis, which is a top-down approach to examining system failure. The analysis starts with identifying a potential undesirable event called a 'top event' and then determining the ways it can occur (e.g., 'Fail To Maintain Nuclear Materials Under The Purview Of The MC&A System'). The analysis proceeds by determining how the top event can be caused by individual or combined lower level faults or failures. These faults, which are the causes of the top event, are 'connected' through logic gates. The MSET model uses AND-gates and OR-gates and propagates the effect of event failure using Boolean algebra. To enable the fault tree analysis calculations, the basic events in the fault tree are populated with probability risk values derived by conversion of questionnaire data to numeric values. The basic events are treated as independent variables. This assumption affects the Boolean algebraic calculations used to calculate results. All the necessary calculations are built into the fault tree codes, but it is often useful to estimate the probabilities manually as a check on code functioning. The probability of failure of a given basic event is the probability that the basic event primary question fails to meet the performance metric for that question. The failure probability is related to how well the facility performs the task identified in that basic event over time (not just one performance or exercise). Fault tree calculations provide a failure probability for the top event in the fault tree. The basic fault tree calculations establish a baseline relative risk value for the system. This probability depicts relative risk, not absolute risk. Subsequent calculations are made to evaluate the change in relative risk that would occur if system performance is improved or degraded. During the development effort of MSET, the fault tree analysis program used was SAPHIRE. SAPHIRE is an acronym for 'Systems Analysis Programs for Hands-on Integrated Reliability Evaluations.' Version 1 of the SAPHIRE code was sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 1987 as an innovative way to draw, edit, and analyze graphical fault trees primarily for safe operation of nuclear power reactors. When the fault tree calculations are performed, the fault tree analysis program will produce several reports that can be used to analyze the MPC&A system. SAPHIRE produces reports showing risk importance factors for all basic events in the operational MC&A system. The risk importance information is used to examine the potential impacts when performance of certain basic events increases or decreases. The initial results produced by the SAPHIRE program are considered relative risk values. None of the results can be interpreted as absolute risk values since the basic event probability values represent estimates of risk associated with the performance of MPC&A tasks throughout the material balance area (MBA). The RRR for a basic event represents the decrease in total system risk that would result from improvement of that one event to a perfect performance level. Improvement of the basic event with the greatest RRR value produces a greater decrease in total system risk than improvement of any other basic event. Basic events with the greatest potential for system risk reduction are assigned performance improvement values, and new fault tree calculations show the improvement in total system risk. The ope

  17. NREL: Energy Analysis - Market Analysis

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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: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Saleshttp://www.fnal.gov/directorate/nalcal/nalcal02_07_05_files/nalcal.gifNRELPower SystemsDebbieJessicaLiz TorresMarket Analysis

  18. Hazard Analysis Database report

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    Niemi, B.J.

    1997-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes and defines the Hazard Analysis Database for the Tank Waste Remediation System Final Safety Analysis Report.

  19. Hazard analysis results report

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    Niemi, B.J., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes and defines the Hazard Analysis Results for the Tank Waste Remediation System Final Safety Analysis Report.

  20. Uncertainty analysis

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    Thomas, R.E.

    1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An evaluation is made of the suitability of analytical and statistical sampling methods for making uncertainty analyses. The adjoint method is found to be well-suited for obtaining sensitivity coefficients for computer programs involving large numbers of equations and input parameters. For this purpose the Latin Hypercube Sampling method is found to be inferior to conventional experimental designs. The Latin hypercube method can be used to estimate output probability density functions, but requires supplementary rank transformations followed by stepwise regression to obtain uncertainty information on individual input parameters. A simple Cork and Bottle problem is used to illustrate the efficiency of the adjoint method relative to certain statistical sampling methods. For linear models of the form Ax=b it is shown that a complete adjoint sensitivity analysis can be made without formulating and solving the adjoint problem. This can be done either by using a special type of statistical sampling or by reformulating the primal problem and using suitable linear programming software.

  1. analysis hra methodology: Topics by E-print Network

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    coexistence in order to evaluate the impact interference may have on network peformance Eaton Corporation InnovationCenter. complimentary wireless solutions for connectivity....

  2. accident analysis methodology: Topics by E-print Network

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    coexistence in order to evaluate the impact interference may have on network peformance Eaton Corporation InnovationCenter. complimentary wireless solutions for connectivity....

  3. analysis methodology volume: Topics by E-print Network

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    coexistence in order to evaluate the impact interference may have on network peformance Eaton Corporation InnovationCenter. complimentary wireless solutions for connectivity....

  4. analysis methodology acram: Topics by E-print Network

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    coexistence in order to evaluate the impact interference may have on network peformance Eaton Corporation InnovationCenter. complimentary wireless solutions for connectivity....

  5. Robustness Analysis Michael Weisberg

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    Weisberg, Michael

    Robustness Analysis Michael Weisberg University of Pennsylvania September 14, 2005 Abstract Modelers often rely on robustness analysis, the search for predic- tions common to several independent models. Robustness analysis has been characterized and championed by Richard Levins and William Wimsatt

  6. Introduction Some quantitative analysis

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    Maume-Deschamps, Véronique

    Introduction Some quantitative analysis Simulations Conclusion, further work Risk indicators Simulations Conclusion, further work Plan 1 Introduction Context Risk indicators 2 Some quantitative analysis;Introduction Some quantitative analysis Simulations Conclusion, further work Context Risk indicators

  7. Acidizing of Sandstone Reservoirs Using HF and Organic Acids

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    Yang, Fei

    2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    funnel and 0.2 µm filter paper. The concentrations of Si, Al, Ca, Mg, Fe in filtrate were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma (ICP) analysis using Optima 7000 DV ICP- OES system and WinLab 32TM software. The solid part was dried under room..., Mg, Fe, Al, and Si by ICP analysis using Optima 7000 DV ICP- OES system and WinLab 32TM software. 2.2.4 Core flood experiments on Berea sandstone cores using different amounts of HF To investigate the effect of HF amount on the outcome...

  8. Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean...

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    Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of Potential Clean Energy Policy Options for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Impact Analysis of...

  9. chemical analysis | EMSL

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    chemical analysis chemical analysis Leads No leads are available at this time. Microstructure and Cs Behavior of Ba-Doped Aluminosilicate Pollucite Irradiated with F+ Ions....

  10. Planning, Budget, and Analysis

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    Analysis (Revised) Philip Patterson (Economist) and Jeff Dowd (Economist) DOE Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and Infrastructure Technologies Program Systems Analysis Workshop July 28-29,...

  11. Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry Direct Isotope Abundance Analysis

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    Manuel J. Manard, Stephan Weeks, Kevin Kyle

    2010-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The nuclear forensics community is currently engaged in the analysis of illicit nuclear or radioactive material for the purposes of non-proliferations and attribution. One technique commonly employed for gathering nuclear forensics information is isotope analysis. At present, the state-of-the-art methodology for obtaining isotopic distributions is thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS). Although TIMS is highly accurate at determining isotope distributions, the technique requires an elementally pure sample to perform the measurement. The required radiochemical separations give rise to sample preparation times that can be in excess of one to two weeks. Clearly, the nuclear forensics community is in need of instrumentation and methods that can expedite their decision making process in the event of a radiological release or nuclear detonation. Accordingly, we are developing instrumentation that couples a high resolution IM drift cell to the front end of a MS. The IM cell provides a means of separating ions based upon their collision cross-section and mass-to-charge ratio (m/z). Two analytes with the same m/z, but with different collision cross-sections (shapes) would exit the cell at different times, essentially enabling the cell to function in a similar manner to a gas chromatography (GC) column. Thus, molecular and atomic isobaric interferences can be effectively removed from the ion beam. The mobility selected chemical species could then be introduced to a MS for high-resolution mass analysis to generate isotopic distributions of the target analytes. The outcome would be an IM/MS system capable of accurately measuring isotopic distributions while concurrently eliminating isobaric interferences and laboratory radiochemical sample preparation. The overall objective of this project is developing instrumentation and methods to produce near real-time isotope distributions with a modular mass spectrometric system that performs the required gas-phase chemistry and separations. The system couples a high-resolution ion mobility (IM) drift cell to the front end of a mass spectrometer (MS) allowing for chemical separation prior to isotope distribution analyses. This will yield isotope ratio measurement capabilities with minimal sample preparation.

  12. Engineering Analysis | ornl.gov

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    Home | Science & Discovery | Supercomputing and Computation | Research Areas | Engineering Analysis SHARE Engineering Analysis Engineering analysis involves the application...

  13. Enhanced reaction rates in NDP analysis with neutron scattering

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    Downing, R. Gregory, E-mail: gregory.downing@nist.gov [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Chemical Sciences Division, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States)

    2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Neutron depth profiling (NDP) makes accessible quantitative information on a few isotopic concentration profiles ranging from the surface into the sample a few micrometers. Because the candidate analytes for NDP are few, there is little interference encountered. Furthermore, neutrons have no charge so mixed chemical states in the sample are of no direct concern. There are a few nuclides that exhibit large probabilities for neutron scattering. The effect of neutron scattering on NDP measurements has not previously been evaluated as a basis for either enhancing the reaction rates or as a source of measurement error. Hydrogen is a common element exhibiting large neutron scattering probability found in or around sample volumes being analyzed by NDP. A systematic study was conducted to determine the degree of signal change when neutron scattering occurs during analysis. The relative signal perturbation was evaluated for materials of varied neutron scattering probability, concentration, total mass, and geometry. Signal enhancements up to 50% are observed when the hydrogen density is high and in close proximity to the region of analysis with neutron beams of sub thermal energies. Greater signal enhancements for the same neutron number density are reported for thermal neutron beams. Even adhesive tape used to position the sample produces a measureable signal enhancement. Because of the shallow volume, negligible distortion of the NDP measured profile shape is encountered from neutron scattering.

  14. Variation in trace element content of magnetite crystallized from a fractionating sulfide liquid, Sudbury, Canada

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    21 April 2012 Abstract Laser ablation ICP-MS analysis has been applied to many accessory minerals-spinel exsolved from the cores of some magnetite, locally redistributing the trace elements. However, during laser ablation ICP-MS analysis of these Fe-oxides both the magnetite and its exsolution products are ablated so

  15. K Basin Hazard Analysis

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    PECH, S.H.

    2000-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the methodology used in conducting the K Basins Hazard Analysis, which provides the foundation for the K Basins Final Safety Analysis Report. This hazard analysis was performed in accordance with guidance provided by DOE-STD-3009-94, Preparation Guide for U. S. Department of Energy Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Safety Analysis Reports and implements the requirements of DOE Order 5480.23, Nuclear Safety Analysis Report.

  16. K Basins Hazard Analysis

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    WEBB, R.H.

    1999-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the methodology used in conducting the K Basins Hazard Analysis, which provides the foundation for the K Basins Safety Analysis Report (HNF-SD-WM-SAR-062, Rev.4). This hazard analysis was performed in accordance with guidance provided by DOE-STD-3009-94, Preparation Guide for U. S. Department of Energy Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Safety Analysis Reports and implements the requirements of DOE Order 5480.23, Nuclear Safety Analysis Report.

  17. Measurement and Analysis of Radio-frequency Radiation Exposure Level from Different Mobile Base Transceiver Stations in Ajaokuta and Environs, Nigeria

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    Ushie, P O; Bolaji, Ayinmode; Osahun, O D

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the result of a preliminary assessment of radio-frequency radiation exposure from selected mobile base stations in Ajaokuta environs. The Power density of RF radiation within a radial distance of 125m was measured. Although values fluctuated due to the influence of other factors, including wave interference from other electromagnetic sources around reference base stations, we show from analysis that radiation exposure level is below the standard limit (4.5W/sqm for 900MHz and 9W/sqm for 18000MHz) set by the International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and other regulatory agencies.

  18. FY12 Final Report for PL10-Mod Separations-PD12: Electrochemically Modulated Separation of Plutonium from Dilute and Concentrated Dissolver Solutions for Analysis by Gamma Spectroscopy

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    Pratt, Sandra H.; Arrigo, Leah M.; Duckworth, Douglas C.; Cloutier, Janet M.; Breshears, Andrew T.; Schwantes, Jon M.

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Accurate and timely analysis of plutonium in spent nuclear fuel is critical in nuclear safeguards for detection of both protracted and rapid plutonium diversions. Gamma spectroscopy is a viable method for accurate and timely measurements of plutonium provided that the plutonium is well separated from the interfering fission and activation products present in spent nuclear fuel. Electrochemically modulated separation (EMS) is a method that has been used successfully to isolate picogram amounts of Pu from nitric acid matrices. With EMS, Pu adsorption may be turned “on” and “off” depending on the applied voltage, allowing for collection and stripping of Pu without the addition of chemical reagents. In this work, we have scaled up the EMS process to isolate microgram quantities of Pu from matrices encountered in spent nuclear fuel during reprocessing. Several challenges have been addressed including surface area limitations, radiolysis effects, electrochemical cell performance stability, and chemical interferences. After these challenges were resolved, 6 µg Pu was deposited in the electrochemical cell with approximately an 800-fold reduction of fission and activation product levels from a spent nuclear fuel sample. Modeling showed that these levels of Pu collection and interference reduction may not be sufficient for Pu detection by gamma spectroscopy. The main remaining challenges are to achieve a more complete Pu isolation and to deposit larger quantities of Pu for successful gamma analysis of Pu. If gamma analyses of Pu are successful, EMS will allow for accurate and timely on-site analysis for enhanced Pu safeguards.

  19. RAPID FUSION METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF PLUTONIUM ISOTOPES IN LARGE RICE SAMPLES

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    Maxwell, S.

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new rapid fusion method for the determination of plutonium in large rice samples has been developed at the Savannah River National Laboratory (Aiken, SC, USA) that can be used to determine very low levels of plutonium isotopes in rice. The recent accident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in March, 2011 reinforces the need to have rapid, reliable radiochemical analyses for radionuclides in environmental and food samples. Public concern regarding foods, particularly foods such as rice in Japan, highlights the need for analytical techniques that will allow very large sample aliquots of rice to be used for analysis so that very low levels of plutonium isotopes may be detected. The new method to determine plutonium isotopes in large rice samples utilizes a furnace ashing step, a rapid sodium hydroxide fusion method, a lanthanum fluoride matrix removal step, and a column separation process with TEVA Resin? cartridges. The method can be applied to rice sample aliquots as large as 5 kg. Plutonium isotopes can be determined using alpha spectrometry or inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The method showed high chemical recoveries and effective removal of interferences. The rapid fusion technique is a rugged sample digestion method that ensures that any refractory plutonium particles are effectively digested. The MDA for a 5 kg rice sample using alpha spectrometry is 7E-5 mBq g{sup -1}. The method can easily be adapted for use by ICP-MS to allow detection of plutonium isotopic ratios.

  20. Transition of Iodine Analysis to Accelerator Mass Spectrometry

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    M. L. Adamic; J. E. Olson; D. D. Jenson; J. G. Eisenmenger; M. G. Watrous

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This NA 22 funded research project investigated the transition of iodine isotopic analyses from thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS) to an accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) system. Previous work (Fiscal Year 2010) had demonstrated comparable data from TIMS and AMS. With AMS providing comparable data with improved background levels and vastly superior sample throughput, improvement in the sample extraction from environmental sample matrices was needed to bring sample preparation throughput closer to the operation level of the instrument. Previous research used an extraction chemistry that was not optimized for yield or refined for reduced labor to prove the principle. This research was done to find an extraction with better yield using less labor per sample to produce a sample ready for the AMS instrument. An extraction method using tetramethyl ammonium hydroxide (TMAH) was developed for removal of iodine species from high volume air filters. The TMAH with gentle heating was superior to the following three extraction methods: ammonium hydroxide aided by sonication, acidic and basic extraction aided by microwave, and ethanol mixed with sodium hydroxide. Taking the iodine from the extraction solvent to being ready for AMS analysis was accomplished by a direct precipitation, as well as, using silver wool to harvest the iodine from the TMAH. Portions of the same filters processed in FY 2010 were processed again with the improved extraction scheme followed by successful analysis by AMS at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. The data favorably matched the data obtained in 2010. The time required for analysis has been reduced over the aqueous extraction/AMS approach developed in FY 2010. For a hypothetical batch of 30 samples, the AMS methodology is about 10 times faster than the traditional gas phase chemistry and TIMS analysis. As an additional benefit, background levels for the AMS method are about 1000 times lower than TIMS. This results from the fundamental mechanisms of ionization in the AMS system and which produces a beneficial cleanup of molecular interferences. Continued clean operation of the extraction process was demonstrated through blank analysis included with all sample sets analyzed. INL work showed improvement on the first year’s demonstration of AMS vs. TIMS. An improved extraction of high volume air filters followed by isotopic analysis by AMS, can be used successfully to make iodine measurements with results comparable to those obtained by filter combustion and TIMS analysis. More progress on the conversion from an extract solution to an AMS sample ready for analysis is still needed. Although the preparation scheme through AMS is already at a higher performing thoughput than TIMS, the chemical preparation cannot match the instrument capability for number of samples per day without further development.

  1. Draft regulatory analysis: notice of proposed rulemaking motor gasoline allocation revisions

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    None

    1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Draft Regulatory Analysis is prepared for those proposed regulations which either may have a major impact on the general economy, individual industries, or geographic regions and levels of government, or may be significant in that they affect important DOE policy concerns and are the object of public interest. The problems and proposed solutions for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Public Hearings on the Motor Gasoline Allocation Program are examined. The ERA's mandate for this program is set out in the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973. Under this Act, the President is empowered to enforce, at his discretion, price and allocation controls on petroleum and petroleum products, including gasoline, through September 30, 1981. The Act sets the following allocation goals: protect public health; maintain public services and agricultural operations; foster competition in the petroleum industry; distribute petroleum among industry sectors and US regions equitably; and minimize economic disruption and unnecessary interference wth market mechanisms.

  2. On Modeling and Analysis of MIMO Wireless Mesh Networks with Triangular Overlay Topology

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    Cao, Zhanmao; Wu, Chase Q.; Zhang, Yuanping; Shiva, Sajjan G.; Gu, Yi

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) wireless mesh networks (WMNs) aim to provide the last-mile broadband wireless access to the Internet. Along with the algorithmic development for WMNs, some fundamental mathematical problems also emerge in various aspects such as routing, scheduling, and channel assignment, all of which require an effective mathematical model and rigorous analysis of network properties. In this paper, we propose to employ Cartesian product of graphs (CPG) as a multichannel modeling approach and explore a set of unique properties of triangular WMNs. In each layer of CPG with a single channel, we design a node coordinate scheme thatmore »retains the symmetric property of triangular meshes and develop a function for the assignment of node identity numbers based on their coordinates. We also derive a necessary-sufficient condition for interference-free links and combinatorial formulas to determine the number of the shortest paths for channel realization in triangular WMNs.« less

  3. Strategic Analysis and Modeling

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    analysis, NREL-Market and Policy Impact Analysis, NREL-SI, NREL-VT, ORNL, PNNL * Industry: Celanese, ExxonMobil, Linde, Proterro, SABIC, U.S. DRIVE * Government Agencies:...

  4. Systems Analysis Workshop Purpose

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    Presentation on SAW purpose to the DOE Systems Analysis Workshop held in Washington, D.C. July 28-29, 2004 to discuss and define role of systems analysis in DOE Hydrogen Program.

  5. Hydrogen Analysis Group

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    Not Available

    2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NREL factsheet that describes the general activites of the Hydrogen Analysis Group within NREL's Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center.

  6. Analysis Models and Tools: Systems Analysis of Hydrogen and Fuel...

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    and Fuel Cells Analysis Models and Tools: Systems Analysis of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells The Fuel Cell Technologies Office's systems analysis program uses a consistent set of models...

  7. REAL ANALYSIS: DRIPPED VERSION

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    i ELEMENTARY REAL ANALYSIS: DRIPPED VERSION -------------------------- thomson·bruckner2 -------------------------- Brian S. Thomson Judith B. Bruckner Andrew M. Bruckner www.classicalrealanalysis.com (2008) ClassicalRealAnalysis.com [TBB-Dripped] Elementary Real Analysis - Dripped Version Thomson*Bruckner*Bruckner #12;ii D

  8. Fusion neutronics experiments and analysis

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    Abdou, M.A.

    1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report discusses the following topics: Tritium breeding measurements and analysis; induced radioactivity measurements and analysis; and nuclear heating measurements and analysis. (LSP)

  9. Transportation Analysis | Clean Energy | ORNL

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    Transportation Analysis SHARE Transportation Analysis Transportation Analysis efforts at Oak Ridge National Laboratory contribute to the efficient, safe, and free movement of...

  10. Hydrogen Delivery Infrastructure Option Analysis

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    Infrastructure Hydrogen Delivery Infrastructure Option Analysis Option Analysis DOE and FreedomCAR & Fuel Partnership Hydrogen Delivery and On-Board Storage Analysis Workshop...

  11. ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND HAZARD ANALYSIS FOR HUMAN AND ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS

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    Leveson, Nancy

    culpable. An accident analysis method is needed that will guide the work, aid in the analysis of the role

  12. Vol. 12, No. 3MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY, Mar. 1992, p. 1330-1339 0270-7306/92/031330-10$02.00/0

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    Knipe, David M.

    of a Nuclear Localization Signal MIN GAOt AND DAVID M. KNIPE* Department ofMicrobiology and Molecular Genetics virus can localize to the cell nucleus independently ofother viral proteins. To define the nuclear analysis of the ICP8 gene showed that several portions of ICP8 are involved in its nuclear localization

  13. HAZARD ANALYSIS SOFTWARE

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    Sommer, S; Tinh Tran, T

    2008-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Washington Safety Management Solutions, LLC developed web-based software to improve the efficiency and consistency of hazard identification and analysis, control selection and classification, and to standardize analysis reporting at Savannah River Site. In the new nuclear age, information technology provides methods to improve the efficiency of the documented safety analysis development process which includes hazard analysis activities. This software provides a web interface that interacts with a relational database to support analysis, record data, and to ensure reporting consistency. A team of subject matter experts participated in a series of meetings to review the associated processes and procedures for requirements and standard practices. Through these meetings, a set of software requirements were developed and compiled into a requirements traceability matrix from which software could be developed. The software was tested to ensure compliance with the requirements. Training was provided to the hazard analysis leads. Hazard analysis teams using the software have verified its operability. The software has been classified as NQA-1, Level D, as it supports the analysis team but does not perform the analysis. The software can be transported to other sites with alternate risk schemes. The software is being used to support the development of 14 hazard analyses. User responses have been positive with a number of suggestions for improvement which are being incorporated as time permits. The software has enforced a uniform implementation of the site procedures. The software has significantly improved the efficiency and standardization of the hazard analysis process.

  14. Hydrogen Analysis | Department of Energy

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    Hydrogen Analysis Hydrogen Analysis Presentation on Hydrogen Analysis to the DOE Systems Analysis Workshop held in Washington, D.C. July 28-29, 2004 to discuss and define role of...

  15. Line interference effects using a refined Robert-Bonamy formalism: The test case of the isotropic Raman spectra of autoperturbed N{sub 2}

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    Boulet, Christian, E-mail: Christian.boulet@u-psud.fr [Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay (ISMO), CNRS (UMR8214) and Université Paris-Sud, Bât. 350, Campus d’Orsay F-91405 (France)] [Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay (ISMO), CNRS (UMR8214) and Université Paris-Sud, Bât. 350, Campus d’Orsay F-91405 (France); Ma, Qiancheng [NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, 2880 Broadway, New York, New York 10025 (United States)] [NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, 2880 Broadway, New York, New York 10025 (United States); Thibault, Franck [Institut de Physique de Rennes, UMR CNRS 6251, Université de Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, Bât. 11B, F-35042 Rennes (France)] [Institut de Physique de Rennes, UMR CNRS 6251, Université de Rennes 1, Campus de Beaulieu, Bât. 11B, F-35042 Rennes (France)

    2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    A symmetrized version of the recently developed refined Robert-Bonamy formalism [Q. Ma, C. Boulet, and R. H. Tipping, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 034305 (2013)] is proposed. This model takes into account line coupling effects and hence allows the calculation of the off-diagonal elements of the relaxation matrix, without neglecting the rotational structure of the perturbing molecule. The formalism is applied to the isotropic Raman spectra of autoperturbed N{sub 2} for which a benchmark quantum relaxation matrix has recently been proposed. The consequences of the classical path approximation are carefully analyzed. Methods correcting for effects of inelasticity are considered. While in the right direction, these corrections appear to be too crude to provide off diagonal elements which would yield, via the sum rule, diagonal elements in good agreement with the quantum results. In order to overcome this difficulty, a re-normalization procedure is applied, which ensures that the off-diagonal elements do lead to the exact quantum diagonal elements. The agreement between the (re-normalized) semi-classical and quantum relaxation matrices is excellent, at least for the Raman spectra of N{sub 2}, opening the way to the analysis of more complex molecular systems.

  16. PROCESS ANALYSIS What is it?

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    Boonstra, Rudy

    PROCESS ANALYSIS What is it? Process analysis answers the question: "How?" Process analysis of events occurred. There are two kinds of process analysis: directional and informational. Directional, or prescriptive, process analysis asks: How do you do it? This kind of analysis examines how to do something

  17. Data Collection and Analysis

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    DataCollecGon&Analysis MarloweKulley PortlandBureauofPlanning&Sustainability DOEConference|May20,2011|Arlington,VA 2...

  18. EMSL - chemical analysis

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    chemical-analysis en Microstructure and Cs Behavior of Ba-Doped Aluminosilicate Pollucite Irradiated with F+ Ions. http:www.emsl.pnl.govemslwebpublications...

  19. Sandia National Laboratories: Analysis

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    Infrastructure Security, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, SMART Grid, Systems Analysis, Transmission Grid Integration, Wind Energy The U.S. Department...

  20. harmonic analysis and geometry

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    Faculty listing for "harmonic analysis and geometry". vCard of Nicola Garofalo Garofalo, Nicola [bio] [homepage] Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

  1. Modeling and Analysis

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    DOE modeling and analysis activities focus on reducing uncertainties and improving transparency in photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) performance modeling. The overall goal of...

  2. Hazard Analysis Database Report

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    GRAMS, W.H.

    2000-12-28T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hazard Analysis Database was developed in conjunction with the hazard analysis activities conducted in accordance with DOE-STD-3009-94, Preparation Guide for U S . Department of Energy Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Safety Analysis Reports, for HNF-SD-WM-SAR-067, Tank Farms Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR). The FSAR is part of the approved Authorization Basis (AB) for the River Protection Project (RPP). This document describes, identifies, and defines the contents and structure of the Tank Farms FSAR Hazard Analysis Database and documents the configuration control changes made to the database. The Hazard Analysis Database contains the collection of information generated during the initial hazard evaluations and the subsequent hazard and accident analysis activities. The Hazard Analysis Database supports the preparation of Chapters 3 ,4 , and 5 of the Tank Farms FSAR and the Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) process and consists of two major, interrelated data sets: (1) Hazard Analysis Database: Data from the results of the hazard evaluations, and (2) Hazard Topography Database: Data from the system familiarization and hazard identification.

  3. Asset Protection Analysis Guide

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    2008-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The Guide provides examples of the application of as set protection analysis to several common problems. Canceled by DOE N 251.80.

  4. Supply Chain Analysis Center for Transportation Analysis

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    , Distribution network configuration, Reverse logistics, and Inventory levels and positioning. Integration configuration of the supply chain? What should be the modal configuration for the distribution network? How operations of the Defense Distribution Center. The analysis included a review of suppliers, distribution

  5. The distribution of selenium and other trace elements in Texas waters and soils

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    Jiang, Desheng

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Instrumental and chemical conditions for selenium analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 . . . 40 10 Summary of method detection limits (MDL), SRM recoveries, spike recoveries, RPD between duplicates and samples in the ICP analysis for 22...

  6. Publications by Dorrit Jacob 1 Publications by Dorrit Jacob

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    Kaus, Boris

    . Barth (2008): Laser-ablation ICP-MS analysis of siliceous rock glasses fused on an Iridium strip heater. Jacob (2006): High sensitivity analysis of trace element poor geological reference glasses by laser-ablation

  7. Quarrying Evidence at the Quispisisa Obsidian Source, Ayacucho, Peru

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    Tripcevich, Nicholas; Contreras, Daniel A.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    LA-ICP-MS, and Portable XRF. In The Dating and Provenance ofRb from x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis of samples fromellipse show the results of our XRF analysis (n = 34) on the

  8. Frequency Measurement & Analysis Service

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    NIST Frequency Measurement & Analysis Service #12;A Complete Solution To All Frequency Measurement & Calibration Problems The NIST Frequency Measurement and Analysis Service makes it easy to measure and calibrate any quartz, rubidium, or cesium frequency standard. All measurements are made automatically

  9. K Basin safety analysis

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    Porten, D.R.; Crowe, R.D.

    1994-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this accident safety analysis is to document in detail, analyses whose results were reported in summary form in the K Basins Safety Analysis Report WHC-SD-SNF-SAR-001. The safety analysis addressed the potential for release of radioactive and non-radioactive hazardous material located in the K Basins and their supporting facilities. The safety analysis covers the hazards associated with normal K Basin fuel storage and handling operations, fuel encapsulation, sludge encapsulation, and canister clean-up and disposal. After a review of the Criticality Safety Evaluation of the K Basin activities, the following postulated events were evaluated: Crane failure and casks dropped into loadout pit; Design basis earthquake; Hypothetical loss of basin water accident analysis; Combustion of uranium fuel following dryout; Crane failure and cask dropped onto floor of transfer area; Spent ion exchange shipment for burial; Hydrogen deflagration in ion exchange modules and filters; Release of Chlorine; Power availability and reliability; and Ashfall.

  10. Tank 241-AX-104 upper vadose zone cone penetrometer demonstration sampling and analysis plan

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    FIELD, J.G.

    1999-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This sampling and analysis plan (SAP) is the primary document describing field and laboratory activities and requirements for the tank 241-AX-104 upper vadose zone cone penetrometer (CP) demonstration. It is written in accordance with Hanford Tank Initiative Tank 241-AX-104 Upper Vadose Zone Demonstration Data Quality Objective (Banning 1999). This technology demonstration, to be conducted at tank 241-AX-104, is being performed by the Hanford Tanks Initiative (HTI) Project as a part of Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Retrieval Program (EM-30) and the Office of Science and Technology (EM-50) Tanks Focus Area. Sample results obtained as part of this demonstration will provide additional information for subsequent revisions to the Retrieval Performance Evaluation (RPE) report (Jacobs 1998). The RPE Report is the result of an evaluation of a single tank farm (AX Tank Farm) used as the basis for demonstrating a methodology for developing the data and analyses necessary to support making tank waste retrieval decisions within the context of tank farm closure requirements. The RPE includes a study of vadose zone contaminant transport mechanisms, including analysis of projected tank leak characteristics, hydrogeologic characteristics of tank farm soils, and the observed distribution of contaminants in the vadose zone in the tank farms. With limited characterization information available, large uncertainties exist as to the nature and extent of contaminants that may exist in the upper vadose zone in the AX Tank Farm. Traditionally, data has been collected from soils in the vadose zone through the installation of boreholes and wells. Soil samples are collected as the bore hole is advanced and samples are screened on site and/or sent to a laboratory for analysis. Some in-situ geophysical methods of contaminant analysis can be used to evaluate radionuclide levels in the soils adjacent to an existing borehole. However, geophysical methods require compensation for well casing interference and soil moisture content and may not be successful in some conditions. In some cases the level of interference must be estimated due to uncertainties regarding the materials used in well construction and soil conditions, Well casing deployment used for many in-situ geophysical methods is relatively expensive and geophysical methods do not generally provide real time values for contaminants. In addition, some of these methods are not practical within the boundaries of the tank farm due to physical constraints, such as underground piping and other hardware. The CP technologies could facilitate future characterization of vadose zone soils by providing vadose zone data in near real-time, reducing the number of soil samples and boreholes required, and reducing characterization costs.

  11. Decision Support:Decision Support: Decision AnalysisDecision Analysis

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    Bohanec, Marko

    -Making under Risk · Expected Value · Sensitivity Analysis Decision Analysis Decision Analysis: Applied Decision Decision-Making Process Source: Decision Analysis ­ A Tool to Deal with Uncertainty, http Succeed Fail Decision Trees OR/MS · Multi-Criteria Optimisation · Risk Analysis and Simulation · Bayesian

  12. analysis methodology agape-et: Topics by E-print Network

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

    coexistence in order to evaluate the impact interference may have on network peformance Eaton Corporation InnovationCenter. complimentary wireless solutions for connectivity....

  13. Role of multilayer-like interference effects on the transient optical response of Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} films pumped with free-electron laser pulses

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    Casolari, F.; Giangrisostomi, E. [Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste, SS 14 - km 163.5, I-34149 Basovizza, Trieste (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Trieste, via A. Valerio 2, I-34127 Trieste (Italy); Bencivenga, F.; Capotondi, F.; Manfredda, M.; Pedersoli, E.; Principi, E.; Masciovecchio, C.; Kiskinova, M. [Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste, SS 14 - km 163.5, I-34149 Basovizza, Trieste (Italy); Mincigrucci, R. [Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste, SS 14 - km 163.5, I-34149 Basovizza, Trieste (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Perugia, via A. Pascoli, I-06123 Perugia (Italy)

    2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

    X-ray/optical cross-correlation methods are attracting increasing interest for exploring transient states of matter using ultrashort free-electron laser (FEL) pulses. Our paper shows that in such studies the difference in the penetration depth of the FEL-pump and the infrared (IR) probe pulses become important, in particular, when exploring the changes in the optical properties of solid targets. We discuss the role of interference effects, using a phenomenological model with excited and unperturbed slabs. The reliability of this model was experimentally verified by measuring the transient optical response of free-standing and silicon (Si) supported silicon nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) films, simultaneously in reflection and transmission, using s- and p-polarized IR light. The changes in the Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} optical refractive index, induced by the FEL pulses, have fully been described in the frame of the proposed model. The experimental results confirm that the differences, observed in the FEL-induced transient reflectance and transmittance of the Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} targets with different thicknesses, arise from multilayer-like interferometric phenomena.

  14. Attached sunspace design analysis

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    Jones, R.W.; McFarland, R.D.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An introduction to new design analysis information for attached sunspaces is presented. The 28 sunspace reference designs are described. Note is taken of those designs (the semi-enclosed geometries) analyzed more recently than the previously published reports. The role of sensitivity studies is discussed, and some sample plots of sunspace performance sensitivity to key design parameters are presented. The monthly solar load ratio (SLR) correlations are reviewed with emphasis on the modified SLR used in the sunspace analysis. The application of the sunspace SLR correlations to monthly design analysis is outlined.

  15. The Tariff Analysis Project: A Database and Analysis Platform...

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    search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: The Tariff Analysis Project: A Database and Analysis Platform for Electricity Tariffs Focus Area: Renewable Energy Topics: Policy...

  16. On Field Constraint Analysis

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    Wies, Thomas

    2005-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce field constraint analysis, a new technique for verifying data structure invariants. A field constraint for a field is a formula specifying a set of objects to which the field can point. Field constraints ...

  17. Fluid Inclusion Gas Analysis

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    Dilley, Lorie

    Fluid inclusion gas analysis for wells in various geothermal areas. Analyses used in developing fluid inclusion stratigraphy for wells and defining fluids across the geothermal fields. Each sample has mass spectrum counts for 180 chemical species.

  18. Fluid Inclusion Gas Analysis

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    Dilley, Lorie

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fluid inclusion gas analysis for wells in various geothermal areas. Analyses used in developing fluid inclusion stratigraphy for wells and defining fluids across the geothermal fields. Each sample has mass spectrum counts for 180 chemical species.

  19. Supervisory Program Analysis Officer

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    A successful candidate in this position will be responsible for the program analysis and evaluation of all activities which fall within the purview of the Office. The incumbent directs a moderate...

  20. Energy Sector Market Analysis

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    Arent, D.; Benioff, R.; Mosey, G.; Bird, L.; Brown, J.; Brown, E.; Vimmerstedt, L.; Aabakken, J.; Parks, K.; Lapsa, M.; Davis, S.; Olszewski, M.; Cox, D.; McElhaney, K.; Hadley, S.; Hostick, D.; Nicholls, A.; McDonald, S.; Holloman, B.

    2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the results of energy market analysis sponsored by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization and International Program (WIP) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The analysis was conducted by a team of DOE laboratory experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), with additional input from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The analysis was structured to identify those markets and niches where government can create the biggest impact by informing management decisions in the private and public sectors. The analysis identifies those markets and niches where opportunities exist for increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy use.