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Operation of a GERDA Phase I prototype detector in liquid argon and nitrogen  

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The GERDA (GERmanium Detector Array) experiment aiming to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 76Ge at the Laboratori Nazionali Del Gran Sasso (LNGS), Italy, will operate bare enriched high-purity germanium (HPGe) detectors in liquid argon. GERDA Phase I will use the enriched diodes from the previous Heidelberg-Moscow (HdM) and IGEX experiments. With the HPGe detectors mounted in a low-mass holder, GERDA aims at an excellent energy resolution and extremely low background. The goal is to check the claim for the neutrinoless double beta decay evidence in the HdM 76Ge experiment within one year of data taking. Before dismounting the enriched diodes from their cryostat, the performance parameters of the HdM and the IGEX detectors have been measured. The diodes have been removed from their cryostats, their dimensions measured and they have been put under va-cuum in a transportation container. They are now being refurbished for GERDA Phase I at Canberra Semiconductor NV. Before operating the enriched diodes, a non-enriched HPGe p-type detector mounted in a low-mass holder is operated in the liquid argon test facility of the GERDA Detector Laboratory (GDL) at LNGS. Since January 2006, the testing of the prototype detector is being carried out in the GDL as well as at the site of the detector manufacturer.

M. Barnabé Heider; A. Bakalyarov; L. Bezrukov; C. Cattadori; O. Chkvorets; K. Gusev; M. Hult; I. Kirpichnikov; V. Lebedev; G. Marissens; P. Peiffer; S. Schönert; M. Shirchenko; A. Smolnikov; A. Vasenko; S. Vasiliev; S. Zhukov

2008-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid Argon Cryogenic Detector Calibration by Inelastic Scattering of Neutrons  

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A method for calibration of cryogenic liquid argon detector response to recoils with certain energy -8.2 keV - is proposed. The method utilizes a process of inelastic scattering of monoenergetic neutrons produced by fusion DD neutron generator. Features of kinematics of inelastic scattering cause sufficient (forty times) increase in count rate of useful events relative to traditional scheme exploited elastic scattering with the same recoil energy and compatible energy resolution. The benefits of the proposed scheme of calibration most well implemented with the use of tagged neutron generator as a neutron source that allows to eliminate background originated from casual coincidence of signals on cryogenic detector and additional detector of scattered neutrons.

Polosatkin, Sergey; Dolgov, Alexander

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Liquid Argon Cryogenic Detector Calibration by Inelastic Scattering of Neutrons  

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A method for calibration of cryogenic liquid argon detector response to recoils with certain energy -8.2 keV - is proposed. The method utilizes a process of inelastic scattering of monoenergetic neutrons produced by fusion DD neutron generator. Features of kinematics of inelastic scattering cause sufficient (forty times) increase in count rate of useful events relative to traditional scheme exploited elastic scattering with the same recoil energy and compatible energy resolution. The benefits of the proposed scheme of calibration most well implemented with the use of tagged neutron generator as a neutron source that allows to eliminate background originated from casual coincidence of signals on cryogenic detector and additional detector of scattered neutrons.

Sergey Polosatkin; Evgeny Grishnyaev; Alexander Dolgov

2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Construction of Prototype Dark Matter Detectors  

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The Lepton Quark Studies (LQS) group is engaged in searching for dark matter using the Dark Matter Time Projection Chamber (DMTPC) at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) (Carlsbad, NM). DMTPC is a direction-sensitive dark matter detector designed to measure the recoil direction and energy deposited by fluorine nuclei recoiling from the interaction with incident WIMPs. In the past year, the major areas of progress have been: #15; to publish the #12;first dark matter search results from a surface run of the DMTPC prototype detector, #15; to build and install the 10L prototype in the underground laboratory at WIPP which will house the 1 m{sup 3} detector, and #15; to demonstrate charge and PMT readout of the TPC using prototype detectors, which allow triggering and #1;{Delta}z measurement to be used in the 1 m{sup 3} detector under development.

Peter Fisher

2012-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Intial performance from the NOvA surface prototype detector  

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NOvA, the NuMI Off-Axis {nu}{sub e} Appearance experiment, will study {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub e} oscillations characterized by the mixing angle {Theta}{sub 13}. Provided {Theta}{sub 13} is large enough, NOvA may ultimately determine the ordering of the neutrino masses and measure CP violation in neutrino oscillations. A complementary pair of detectors will be constructed {approx}14 mrad off beam axis to optimize the energy profile of the neutrinos. This system consists of a surface based 14 kTon liquid scintillator tracking volume located 810 km from the main injector source (NuMI) in Ash River, Minnesota and a smaller underground 222 Ton near detector at the Fermilab. The first neutrino signals at the Ash River Site are expected prior to the 2012 accelerator shutdown. In the meantime, a near detector surface prototype has been completed and neutrinos from two Fermilab sources have been observed using the same highly segmented PVC and liquid scintillator detector system that will be deployed in the full scale experiment. Design and initial performance characteristics of this prototype system are being fed back into the design for the full NOvA program.

Muether, M.; /Fermilab; ,

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensor Development and Readout Prototyping for the STAR Pixel Detector  

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The STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is designing a new vertex detector. The purpose of this upgrade detector is to provide high resolution pointing to allow for the direct topological reconstruction of heavy flavor decays such as the D{sup 0} by finding vertices displaced from the collision vertex by greater than 60 microns. We are using Monolithic Active Pixel Sensor (MAPS) as the sensor technology and have a coupled sensor development and readout system plan that leads to a final detector with a <200 {micro}s integration time, 400 M pixels and a coverage of -1 < {eta} < 1. We present our coupled sensor and readout development plan and the status of the prototyping work that has been accomplished.

Greiner, L.; Anderssen, E.; Matis, H.S.; Ritter, H.G.; Stezelberger, T.; Szelezniak, M.; Sun, X.; Vu, C.; Wieman, H.

2009-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Large and Small (Far and Near) Liquid Argon Detectors  

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estimate given on p. 19. $112M for a 50 kton detector (incl. 30% contingency). Refrigeration (100 kW @ 90K module. 5 #12;7. Modularity. Most cost effective to build a single, large module. 50403020100 Number

McDonald, Kirk

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Performance of a Quintuple-GEM Based RICH Detector Prototype  

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\\v{C}erenkov technology is one of the first choices when it comes to particle identification in high energy particle collision applications. Particularly challenging is the deployment in the high pseudorapidity\\footnote{Spatial coordinate describing the angle of a particle relative to the beam axis: $\\eta\\equiv -ln\\left[\\tan\\left(\\frac{\\theta}{2}\\right)\\right]$} (forward) direction where particle identification must allow for high lab momenta, up to about 50 GeV/c. In this region \\v{C}erenkov Ring-Imaging is among the most viable solutions and will provide the desired performance if the radiator has a low index of refraction, high yield of photoelectrons, and allows precise measurement of the position of each photoelectron. A RICH detector prototype based on a novel concept that allows the use of a significantly shorter radiator length compared to conventional RICH detectors has been constructed and tested. The setup and the results obtained are described.

Blatnik, M; Deshpande, A; Dixit, D; Feege, N; Hemmick, T K; Lewis, B; Purschke, M L; Roh, W; Torales-Acosta, F; Videbaek, T; Zajac, S

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A prototype station for ARIANNA: a detector for cosmic neutrinos  

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The Antarctic Ross Iceshelf Antenna Neutrino Array (ARIANNA) is a proposed detector for ultra-high energy astrophysical neutrinos. It will detect coherent radio Cherenkov emission from the particle showers produced by neutrinos with energies above about 1017 eV. ARIANNA will be built on the Ross Ice Shelf just off the coast of Antarctica, where it will eventually cover about 900 km2 in surface area. There, the ice-water interface below the shelf reflects radio waves, giving ARIANNA sensitivity to downward going neutrinos and improving its sensitivity to horizontally incident neutrinos. ARIANNA detector stations will each contain 4-8 antennas which search for brief pulses of 50 MHz to 1 GHz radio emission from neutrino interactions. We describe a prototype station for ARIANNA which was deployed in Moore's Bay on the Ross Ice Shelf in December 2009, discuss the design and deployment, and present some initial figures on performance. The ice shelf thickness was measured to be 572 +- 6 m at the deployment site.

Gerhardt, L.; Klein, S.; Stezelberger, T.; Barwick, S.; Dookayka, K.; Hanson, J.; Nichol, R.

2010-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype Detector and Chip Technology SLAC | U.S. DOE Office of Science  

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Prototype Detector Prototype Detector and Chip Technology SLAC Laboratory Policy and Evaluation (LPE) LPE Home Staff M&O Contracts SC Laboratory Appraisal Process Laboratory Planning Process Work for Others in the Office of Science Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) DOE's Philosophy on LDRD Frequently Asked Questions Success Stories Brochures Additional Information LDRD Program Contacts Technology Transfer DOE National Laboratories Contact Information Laboratory Policy and Evaluation U.S. Department of Energy SC-32/Forrestal Building 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 P: (202) 586-5447 F: (202) 586-3119 Success Stories Prototype Detector and Chip Technology SLAC Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Prototype Detector and Chip Technology SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory develops effective capture for gamma

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Precise 3D track reconstruction algorithm for the ICARUS T600 liquid argon time projection chamber detector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LAr TPC) detectors offer charged particle imaging capability with remarkable spatial resolution. Precise event reconstruction procedures are critical in order to fully exploit the potential of this technology. In this paper we present a new, general approach of three-dimensional reconstruction for the LAr TPC with a practical application to track reconstruction. The efficiency of the method is evaluated on a sample of simulated tracks. We present also the application of the method to the analysis of real data tracks collected during the ICARUS T600 detector operation with the CNGS neutrino beam.

M. Antonello; B. Baibussinov; P. Benetti; E. Calligarich; N. Canci; S. Centro; A. Cesana; K. Cieslik; D. B. Cline; A. G. Cocco; A. Dabrowska; D. Dequal; A. Dermenev; R. Dolfini; C. Farnese; A. Fava; A. Ferrari; G. Fiorillo; D. Gibin; S. Gninenko; A. Guglielmi; M. Haranczyk; J. Holeczek; A. Ivashkin; J. Kisiel; I. Kochanek; J. Lagoda; S. Mania; A. Menegolli; G. Meng; C. Montanari; S. Otwinowski; A. Piazzoli; P. Picchi; F. Pietropaolo; P. Plonski; A. Rappoldi; G. L. Raselli; M. Rossella; C. Rubbia; P. Sala; A. Scaramelli; E. Segreto; F. Sergiampietri; D. Stefan; J. Stepaniak; R. Sulej; M. Szarska; M. Terrani; F. Varanini; S. Ventura; C. Vignoli; H. Wang; X. Yang; A. Zalewska; K. Zaremba

2012-10-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring the Thermal Power of Nuclear Reactors with a Prototype Cubic Meter Antineutrino Detector  

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In this paper, we estimate how quickly and how precisely a reactor's operational status and thermal power can be monitored over hour to month time scales, using the antineutrino rate as measured by a cubic meter scale detector. Our results are obtained from a detector we have deployed and operated at 25 meter standoff from a reactor core. This prototype can detect a prompt reactor shutdown within five hours, and monitor relative thermal power to three percent within seven days. Monitoring of short-term power changes in this way may be useful in the context of International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Reactor Safeguards Regime, or other cooperative monitoring regimes.

A. Bernstein; N. S. Bowden; A. Misner; T. Palmer

2008-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The prototype of a detector for monitoring the cosmic radiation neutron flux on ground  

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This work presents a comparison between the results of experimental tests and Monte Carlo simulations of the efficiency of a detector prototype for on-ground monitoring the cosmic radiation neutron flux. The experimental tests were made using one conventional {sup 241}Am-Be neutron source in several incidence angles and the results were compared to that ones obtained with a Monte Carlo simulation made with MCNPX Code.

Lelis Goncalez, Odair; Federico, Claudio Antonio; Mendes Prado, Adriane Cristina; Galhardo Vaz, Rafael; Tizziani Pazzianotto, Mauricio [Instituto de Estudos Avancados - IEAv/DCTA - Sao Jose dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Semmler, Renato [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares - IPEN-CNEN/SP - Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Identification of photons in double beta-decay experiments using segmented germanium detectors - studies with a GERDA Phase II prototype detector  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The sensitivity of experiments searching for neutrinoless double beta-decay of germanium was so far limited by the background induced by external gamma-radiation. Segmented germanium detectors can be used to identify photons and thus reduce this background component. The GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA, will use highly segmented germanium detectors in its second phase. The identification of photonic events is investigated using a prototype detector. The results are compared with Monte Carlo data.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Kröninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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The deployment of three prototype detectors for reactor monitoring and safeguards  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Fission reactors emit large numbers of antineutrinos and this flux may be useful for the measurement of two quantities of interest for reactor safeguards: the reactor's power and plutonium inventory throughout its cycle. The high antineutrino flux and relatively low background rates means that simple cubic meter scale detectors at tens of meters standoff can record hundreds or thousands of antineutrino events per day. Such antineutrino detectors would add online, quasi-real-time bulk material accountancy to the set of reactor monitoring tools available to the IAEA and other safeguards agencies with minimal impact on reactor operations. Our LLNL/SNL collaboration has deployed a total of three prototype safeguards detectors at a reactor in Southern California in order to test both the method and the practicality of its implementation in the field. Results from these detectors will be presented, and their respective advantages and disadvantages described. LLNL-POST-404014 This work was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in part under Contract W-7405-Eng-48 and in part under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344. Sandia National Laboratories is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.

N S Bowden; A Bernstein; S Dazeley; J Lund; D Reyna; L Sadler; R Svoboda

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the material photon and electron background and the liquid argon detector veto efficiency of the CDEX-10 experiment  

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The China Dark Matter Experiment (CDEX) is located at the China Jinping underground laboratory (CJPL) and aims to directly detect the WIMP flux with high sensitivity in the low mass region. Here we present a study of the predicted photon and electron backgrounds including the background contribution of the structure materials of the germanium detector, the passive shielding materials, and the intrinsic radioactivity of the liquid argon that serves as an anti-Compton active shielding detector. A detailed geometry is modeled and the background contribution has been simulated based on the measured radioactivities of all possible components within the GEANT4 program. Then the photon and electron background level in the energy region of interest (<10^-2 events kg-1 day-1 keV-1 (cpkkd)) is predicted based on Monte Carlo simulations. The simulated result is consistent with the design goal of CDEX-10 experiment, 0.1 cpkkd, which shows that the active and passive shield design of CDEX-10 is effective and feasible.

Jian Su; Zhi Zeng; Hao MA; Qian Yue; Jian-Ping Cheng; Jian-Ping Chang; Nan Chen; Ning Chen; Qing-Hao Chen; Yun-Hua Chen; Yo-Chun Chuang; Zhi Deng; Qiang Du; Hui Gong; Xi-Qing Hao; Qing-Ju He; Han-Xiong Huang; Teng-Rui Huang; Hao Jiang; Ke-Jun Kang; Hau-Bin Li; Jian-Min Li; Jin Li; Jun Li; Xia Li; Xin-Ying Li; Xue-Qian Li; Yu-Lan Li; Yuan-Jing Li; Heng-Yi Liao; Fong-Kay Lin; Shin-Ted Lin; Shu-Kui Liu; Lan-Chun Lü; Shao-Ji Mao; Jian-Qiang Qin; Jie Ren; Jing Ren; Xi-Chao Ruan; Man-Bin Shen; Lakhwinder Singh; Manoj Kumar Singh; Arun Kumar Soma; Chang-Jian Tang; Chao-Hsiung Tseng; Ji-Min Wang; Li Wang; Qing Wang; Henry Tsz-King Wong; Shi-Yong Wu; Yu-Cheng Wu; Hao-Yang Xing; Yin Xu; Tao Xue; Li-Tao Yang; Song-Wei Yang; Nan Yi; Chun-Xu Yu; Hao Yu; Xun-Zhen Yu; Xiong-Hui Zeng; Lan Zhang; Yun-Hua Zhang; Ming-Gang Zhao; Wei Zhao; Zu-Ying Zhou; Jing-Jun Zhu; Wei-Bin Zhu; Xue-Zhou Zhu; Zhong-Hua Zhu

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the material photon and electron background and the liquid argon detector veto efficiency of the CDEX-10 experiment  

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The China Dark Matter Experiment (CDEX) is located at the China Jinping underground laboratory (CJPL) and aims to directly detect the WIMP flux with high sensitivity in the low mass region. Here we present a study of the predicted photon and electron backgrounds including the background contribution of the structure materials of the germanium detector, the passive shielding materials, and the intrinsic radioactivity of the liquid argon that serves as an anti-Compton active shielding detector. A detailed geometry is modeled and the background contribution has been simulated based on the measured radioactivities of all possible components within the GEANT4 program. Then the photon and electron background level in the energy region of interest (<10^-2 events kg-1 day-1 keV-1 (cpkkd)) is predicted based on Monte Carlo simulations. The simulated result is consistent with the design goal of CDEX-10 experiment, 0.1 cpkkd, which shows that the active and passive shield design of CDEX-10 is effective and feasible.

Su, Jian; MA, Hao; Yue, Qian; Cheng, Jian-Ping; Chang, Jian-Ping; Chen, Nan; Chen, Ning; Chen, Qing-Hao; Chen, Yun-Hua; Chuang, Yo-Chun; Deng, Zhi; Du, Qiang; Gong, Hui; Hao, Xi-Qing; He, Qing-Ju; Huang, Han-Xiong; Huang, Teng-Rui; Jiang, Hao; Kang, Ke-Jun; Li, Hau-Bin; Li, Jian-Min; Li, Jin; Li, Jun; Li, Xia; Li, Xin-Ying; Li, Xue-Qian; Li, Yu-Lan; Li, Yuan-Jing; Liao, Heng-Yi; Lin, Fong-Kay; Lin, Shin-Ted; Liu, Shu-Kui; Lü, Lan-Chun; Mao, Shao-Ji; Qin, Jian-Qiang; Ren, Jie; Ren, Jing; Ruan, Xi-Chao; Shen, Man-Bin; Singh, Lakhwinder; Singh, Manoj Kumar; Soma, Arun Kumar; Tang, Chang-Jian; Tseng, Chao-Hsiung; Wang, Ji-Min; Wang, Li; Wang, Qing; Wong, Henry Tsz-King; Wu, Shi-Yong; Wu, Yu-Cheng; Xing, Hao-Yang; Xu, Yin; Xue, Tao; Yang, Li-Tao; Yang, Song-Wei; Yi, Nan; Yu, Chun-Xu; Yu, Hao; Yu, Xun-Zhen; Zeng, Xiong-Hui; Zhang, Lan; Zhang, Yun-Hua; Zhao, Ming-Gang; Zhao, Wei; Zhou, Zu-Ying; Zhu, Jing-Jun; Zhu, Wei-Bin; Zhu, Xue-Zhou; Zhu, Zhong-Hua

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of a cryogenic system prototype for the XENON1T Detector  

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We have developed an efficient cryogenic system with heat exchange and associated gas purification system, as a prototype for the XENON1T experiment. The XENON1T detector will use about 3 ton of liquid xenon (LXe) at a temperature of 175K as target and detection medium for a dark matter search. In this paper we report results on the cryogenic system performance focusing on the dynamics of the gas circulation-purification through a heated getter, at flow rates above 50 Standard Liter per Minute (SLPM). A maximum flow of 114 SLPM has been achieved, and using two heat exchangers in parallel, a heat exchange efficiency better than 96% has been measured.

Elena Aprile; Ran Budnik; Bin Choi; Hugo Contreras; Karl Giboni; Luke Goetzke; Rafael Lang; Kyungeun Lim; Antonio melgarejo; Petr Shagin

2012-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Depleted Argon from Underground Sources  

SciTech Connect

Argon is a strong scintillator and an ideal target for Dark Matter detection; however {sup 39}Ar contamination in atmospheric argon from cosmic ray interactions limits the size of liquid argon dark matter detectors due to pile-up. Argon from deep underground is depleted in {sup 39}Ar due to the cosmic ray shielding of the earth. In Cortez, Colorado, a CO{sub 2} well has been discovered to contain approximately 600 ppm of argon as a contamination in the CO{sub 2}. We first concentrate the argon locally to 3% in an Ar, N{sub 2}, and He mixture, from the CO{sub 2} through chromatographic gas separation, and then the N{sub 2} and He will be removed by continuous distillation to purify the argon. We have collected 26 kg of argon from the CO{sub 2} facility and a cryogenic distillation column is under construction at Fermilab to further purify the argon.

Back, H. O.; Galbiati, C.; Goretti, A.; Loer, B.; Montanari, D.; Mosteiro, P. [Department of Physics, Princeton University, Jadwin Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544 (United States); Alexander, T.; Alton, A.; Rogers, H. [Augustana College, Physics Department, 2001 South Summit Ave., Sioux Fall, SD 57197 (United States); Kendziora, C.; Pordes, S. [Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States)

2011-04-27T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon calorimeter commissioning Sample...  

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argon calorimeter is now complete and integration with the ATLAS detector in the cavern... an accordion-geometry liquid argon (LAr) ... Source: Krieger, Peter - Department of...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon calorimeter calibration Sample Search...  

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argon calorimeter is now complete and integration with the ATLAS detector in the cavern... an accordion-geometry liquid argon (LAr) electromagnetic ... Source: Krieger, Peter...

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Depleted argon from underground sources  

SciTech Connect

Argon is a powerful scintillator and an excellent medium for detection of ionization. Its high discrimination power against minimum ionization tracks, in favor of selection of nuclear recoils, makes it an attractive medium for direct detection of WIMP dark matter. However, cosmogenic {sup 39}Ar contamination in atmospheric argon limits the size of liquid argon dark matter detectors due to pile-up. The cosmic ray shielding by the earth means that Argon from deep underground is depleted in {sup 39}Ar. In Cortez Colorado a CO{sub 2} well has been discovered to contain approximately 500ppm of argon as a contamination in the CO{sub 2}. In order to produce argon for dark matter detectors we first concentrate the argon locally to 3-5% in an Ar, N{sub 2}, and He mixture, from the CO{sub 2} through chromatographic gas separation. The N{sub 2} and He will be removed by continuous cryogenic distillation in the Cryogenic Distillation Column recently built at Fermilab. In this talk we will discuss the entire extraction and purification process; with emphasis on the recent commissioning and initial performance of the cryogenic distillation column purification.

Back, H.O.; /Princeton U.; Alton, A.; /Augustana U. Coll.; Calaprice, F.; Galbiati, C.; Goretti, A.; /Princeton U.; Kendziora, C.; /Fermilab; Loer, B.; /Princeton U.; Montanari, D.; /Fermilab; Mosteiro, P.; /Princeton U.; Pordes, S.; /Fermilab

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Oxygen contamination in liquid Argon: combined effects on ionization electron charge and scintillation light  

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A dedicated test of the effects of Oxygen contamination in liquid Argon has been performed at the INFN-Gran Sasso Laboratory (LNGS, Italy) within the WArP R&D program. Two detectors have been used: the WArP 2.3 lt prototype and a small (0.7 lt) dedicated detector, coupled with a system for the injection of controlled amounts of gaseous Oxygen. Purpose of the test with the 0.7 lt detector is to detect the reduction of the long-lived component lifetime of the Argon scintillation light emission at increasing O2 concentration. Data from the WArP prototype are used for determining the behavior of both the ionization electron lifetime and the scintillation long-lived component lifetime during the O2-purification process activated in closed loop during the acquisition run. The electron lifetime measurements allow to infer the O2 content of the Argon and correlate it with the long-lived scintillation lifetime data. The effect of Oxygen contamination on the scintillation light has been thus measured over a wide range of O2 concentration, spanning from about 10^-3 ppm up to about 10 ppm. The rate constant of the light quenching process induced by Oxygen in LAr has been found to be k'(O2)=0.54+-0.03 micros^-1 ppm^-1.

R. Acciarri; M. Antonello; B. Baibussinov; M. Baldo-Ceolin; P. Benetti; F. Calaprice; E. Calligarich; M. Cambiaghi; N. Canci; F. Carbonara; F. Cavanna; S. Centro; A. G. Cocco; F. Di Pompeo; G. Fiorillo; C. Galbiati; V. Gallo; L. Grandi; G. Meng; I. Modena; C. Montanari; O. Palamara; L. Pandola; F. Pietropaolo; G. L. Raselli; M. Roncadelli; M. Rossella; C. Rubbia; E. Segreto; A. M. Szelc; F. Tortorici; S. Ventura; C. Vignoli

2008-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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ICARUS and Status of Liquid Argon Technology  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ICARUS is the largest liquid argon TPC detector ever built (~600 ton LAr mass). It operates underground at the LNGS laboratory in Gran Sasso. It has been smoothly running since summer 2010, collecting data with the CNGS beam and with cosmics. Liquid argon TPCs are really "electronic bubble chamber" providing a completely uniform imaging and calorimetry with unprecedented accuracy on massive volumes. ICARUS is internationally considered as a milestone towards the realization of the next generation of massive detectors (~tens of ktons) for neutrino and rare event physics. Results will be presented on the data collected during 2010 with the detector at LNGS.

Dorota Stefan

2011-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

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WOLTE_8 Abstract -Workshop on Low Temperature Electronics -June 22-25, 2008 CMOS Charge amplifier for liquid argon Time Projection Chamber detectors  

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, on a system of wires at the sides of the detector, the electric charges from the ionization losses Charge) with a detector capacitance of 250pF. The distribution of charges collected by the wires which decreases with temperature. However, the circuit should dissipate as little heat as possible

Boyer, Edmond

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detectors  

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Detectors are made of many layers specialized to identify and record Detectors are made of many layers specialized to identify and record information about the many particles that result from a collision of a proton and an antiproton. A sphere would be the best shape to surround the collision point, but it is cheaper to make cylindrical detectors. Because the particles in the Fermilab accelerator have so much energy, detectors may be 3-5 stories high. The layers of a generic detector: (Run the cursor over the names.) Beam Pipe Tracker Electromagnetic Calorimeter Hadron Calorimeter Magnet Muon Detector Anatomy of a Detector - Identifying Particles - CDF Detector - D0 Detector - Links Project Contact: Thomas Jordan - jordant@fnal.gov Web Maintainer: qnet-webmaster@fnal.gov Last Update: April 13, 2001 http://quarknet.fnal.gov/run2/news

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Detectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The apparatus and method provide techniques through which both alpha and beta emission determinations can be made simultaneously using a simple detector structure. The technique uses a beta detector covered in an electrically conducting material, the electrically conducting material discharging ions generated by alpha emissions, and as a consequence providing a measure of those alpha emissions. The technique also offers improved mountings for alpha detectors and other forms of detectors against vibration and the consequential effects vibration has on measurement accuracy.

Orr, Christopher Henry (Calderbridge, GB); Luff, Craig Janson (Calderbridge, GB); Dockray, Thomas (Calderbridge, GB); Macarthur, Duncan Whittemore (Los Alamos, NM); Bounds, John Alan (Los Alamos, NM); Allander, Krag (Los Alamos, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of a Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber  

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, industrial- scale purification of argon to 0.1 ppb of O2. Here, we propose to undertake R&D on the two of these topics that can be addressed by a relatively small-scale effort: 1. Verification that a liquid argon phase could be studied. At this scale of detector, the best technology ­ a total absorption tracking

McDonald, Kirk

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon scintillation light Sample Search...  

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argon scintillation light Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Large Area Imaging Detector for Neutron Scattering Based on Boron-Rich Liquid Scintillator Summary: to a novel...

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A steerable UV laser system for the calibration of liquid argon time projection chambers  

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A number of liquid argon time projection chambers (LAr TPC's) are being build or are proposed for neutrino experiments on long- and short baseline beams. For these detectors a distortion in the drift field due to geometrical or physics reasons can affect the reconstruction of the events. Depending on the TPC geometry and electric drift field intensity this distortion could be of the same magnitude as the drift field itself. Recently, we presented a method to calibrate the drift field and correct for these possible distortions. While straight cosmic ray muon tracks could be used for calibration, multiple coulomb scattering and momentum uncertainties allow only a limited resolution. A UV laser instead can create straight ionization tracks in liquid argon, and allows one to map the drift field along different paths in the TPC inner volume. Here we present a UV laser feed-through design with a steerable UV mirror immersed in liquid argon that can point the laser beam at many locations through the TPC. The straight ionization paths are sensitive to drift field distortions, a fit of these distortion to the linear optical path allows to extract the drift field, by using these laser tracks along the whole TPC volume one can obtain a 3D drift field map. The UV laser feed-through assembly is a prototype of the system that will be used for the MicroBooNE experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL).

A. Ereditato; I. Kreslo; M. Lüthi; C. Rudolf von Rohr; M. Schenk; T. Strauss; M. Weber; M. Zeller

2014-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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A Radiation-Hard Dual Channel 4-bit Pipeline for a 12-bit 40 MS/s ADC Prototype with extended Dynamic Range for the ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter Readout Electronics Upgrade at the CERN LHC  

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The design of a radiation-hard dual channel 12-bit 40 MS/s pipeline ADC with extended dynamic range is presented, for use in the readout electronics upgrade for the ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeters at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The design consists of two pipeline A/D channels with four Multiplying Digital-to-Analog Converters with nominal 12-bit resolution each. The design, fabricated in the IBM 130 nm CMOS process, shows a performance of 68 dB SNDR at 18 MHz for a single channel at 40 MS/s while consuming 55 mW/channel from a 2.5 V supply, and exhibits no performance degradation after irradiation. Various gain selection algorithms to achieve the extended dynamic range are implemented and tested.

Jayanth Kuppambatti; Jaroslav Ban; Timothy Andeen; Peter Kinget; Gustaaf Brooijmans

2013-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Detectors  

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Detectores Detectores Avanzar Volver Principal ESTOY PERDIDO!!! Rutherford utilizó el sulfuro de zinc para detectar la presencia de partículas alfa invisibles, y mediante este conocimiento pudo determinar las trayectorias de las partículas alfa; del mismo modo los físicos modernos deben observar los productos, resultantes del decaimiento de las partículas, y deducir así la existencia de partículas. Para detectar las distintas partículas y los productos de decaimiento, los físicos han diseñado detectores multicomponentes que examinan diferentes aspectos de un evento. Cada componente de un detector moderno se emplea para medir la energía y el ímpetu de una partícula, y/o para distinguir entre sí partículas de diferentes tipos. Cuando todos los componentes

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Studies of a three-stage dark matter and neutrino observatory based on multi-ton combinations of liquid xenon and liquid argon detectors  

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We study a three stage dark matter and neutrino observatory based on multi-ton two-phase liquid Xe and Ar detectors with sufficiently low backgrounds to be sensitive to WIMP dark matter interaction cross sections down to 10E-47 cm^2, and to provide both identification and two independent measurements of the WIMP mass through the use of the two target elements in a 5:1 mass ratio, giving an expected similarity of event numbers. The same detection systems will also allow measurement of the pp solar neutrino spectrum, the neutrino flux and temperature from a Galactic supernova, and neutrinoless double beta decay of 136Xe to the lifetime level of 10E27 - 10E28 y corresponding to the Majorana mass predicted from current neutrino oscillation data. The proposed scheme would be operated in three stages G2, G3, G4, beginning with fiducial masses 1-ton Xe + 5-ton Ar (G2), progressing to 10-ton Xe + 50-ton Ar (G3) then, dependent on results and performance of the latter, expandable to 100-ton Xe + 500-ton Ar (G4). This ...

Arisaka, K; Smith, P F; Beltrame, P; Ghag, C; Lung, K; Teymourian, A; Wang, H; Cline, D B

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A large liquid argon time projection chamber for long-baseline, off-axis neutrino oscillation physics with the NuMI beam  

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Results from neutrino oscillation experiments in the last ten years have revolutionized the field of neutrino physics. While the overall oscillation picture for three neutrinos is now well established and precision measurements of the oscillation parameters are underway, crucial issues remain. In particular, the hierarchy of the neutrino masses, the structure of the neutrino mixing matrix, and, above all, CP violation in the neutrino sector are the primary experimental challenges in upcoming years. A program that utilizes the newly commissioned NuMI neutrino beamline, and its planned upgrades, together with a high-performance, large-mass detector will be in an excellent position to provide decisive answers to these key neutrino physics questions. A Liquid Argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) [2], which combines fine-grained tracking, total absorption calorimetry, and scalability, is well matched for this physics program. The few-millimeter-scale spatial granularity of a LArTPC combined with dE/dx measurements make it a powerful detector for neutrino oscillation physics. Scans of simulated event samples, both directed and blind, have shown that electron identification in {nu}{sub e} charged current interactions can be maintained at an efficiency of 80%. Backgrounds for {nu}{sub e} appearance searches from neutral current events with a {pi}{sup 0} are reduced well below the {approx} 0.5-1.0% {nu}{sub e} contamination of the {nu}{sub {mu}} beam [3]. While the ICARUS collaboration has pioneered this technology and shown its feasibility with successful operation of the T600 (600-ton) LArTPC [4], a detector for off-axis, long-baseline neutrino physics must be many times more massive to compensate for the low event rates. We have a baseline concept [5] based on the ICARUS wire plane structure and commercial methods of argon purification and housed in an industrial liquefied-natural-gas tank. Fifteen to fifty kton liquid argon capacity tanks have been considered. A very preliminary cost estimate for a 50-kton detector is $100M (unloaded) [6]. Continuing R&D will emphasize those issues pertaining to implementation of this very large scale liquid argon detector concept. Key hardware issues are achievement and maintenance of argon purity in the environment of an industrial tank, the assembly of very large electrode planes, and the signal quality obtained from readout electrodes with very long wires. Key data processing issues include an initial focus on rejection of cosmic rays for a surface experiment. Efforts are underway at Fermilab and a small number of universities in the US and Canada to address these issues with the goal of embarking on the construction of industrial-scale prototypes within one year. One such prototype could be deployed in the MiniBooNE beamline or in the NuMI surface building where neutrino interactions could be observed. These efforts are complementary to efforts around the world that include US participation, such as the construction of a LArTPC for the 2-km detector location at T2K [7]. The 2005 APS neutrino study [1] recommendations recognize that ''The development of new technologies will be essential for further advances in neutrino physics''. In a recent talk to EPP2010, Fermilab director P. Oddone, discussing the Fermilab program, states on his slides: ''We want to start a long term R&D program towards massive totally active liquid Argon detectors for extensions of NOvA''. [8]. As such, we are poised to enlarge our R&D efforts to realize the promise of a large liquid argon detector for neutrino physics.

Finley, D.; Jensen, D.; Jostlein, H.; Marchionni, A.; Pordes, S.; Rapidis, P.A.; /Fermilab; Bromberg, C.; /Michigan State U.; Lu, C.; McDonald, T.; /Princeton U.; Gallagher,; Mann, A.; Schneps, J.; /Tufts U.; Cline, D.; Sergiampietri, F.; Wang, H.; /UCLA; Curioni, A.; Fleming, B.T.; /Yale U.; Menary, S.; /York U., Canada

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Thermophysical properties of argon  

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The entire report consists of tables of thermodynamic properties (including sound velocity, thermal conductivity and diffusivity, Prandtl number, density) of argon at 86 to 400/degree/K, in the form of isobars over 0.9 to 100 bars. (DLC)

Jaques, A.

1988-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Search for Dark Matter with Liquid Argon and Pulse Shape Discrimination: Results from DEAP-1 and Status of DEAP-3600  

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In the last decade, Direct Dark Matter searches has become a very active research program, spawning dozens of projects world wide and leading to contradictory results. It is on this stage that the Dark matter Experiment with liquid Argon and Pulse shape discrimination (DEAP) is about to enter. With a 3600~kg liquid argon target and a 1000~kg fiducial mass, it is designed to run background free during 3 years, reaching an unprecedented sensitivity of 10$^{-46}$~cm$^2$ for a WIMP mass of 100 GeV. In order to achieve this impressive feat, the collaboration followed a two-pronged approach: a careful selection of every material entering the construction of the detector in order to suppress the backgrounds, and optimum use of the pulse shape discrimination (PSD) technique to separate the nuclear recoils from the electronic recoils. Using the experience acquired ffrom the 7~kg-prototype DEAP-1, a 3600~kg detector is being completed at SNOLAB (Sudbury, CANADA) and is expected to start taking data in mid-2014.

Gorel, P

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The Solar Argon Abundance  

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The solar argon abundance cannot be directly derived by spectroscopic observations of the solar photosphere. The solar Ar abundance is evaluated from solar wind measurements, nucleosynthetic arguments, observations of B stars, HII regions, planetary nebulae, and noble gas abundances measured in Jupiter's atmosphere. These data lead to a recommended argon abundance of N(Ar) = 91,200(+/-)23,700 (on a scale where Si = 10^6 atoms). The recommended abundance for the solar photosphere (on a scale where log N(H) = 12) is A(Ar)photo = 6.50(+/-)0.10, and taking element settling into account, the solar system (protosolar) abundance is A(Ar)solsys = 6.57(+/-)0.10.

Katharina Lodders

2007-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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FLARE, Fermilab Liquid Argon Experiments  

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Mature technology of Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers in conjunction with intense neutrino beams constructed at Fermilab offer a broad program of neutrino physics for the next decade.

L. Bartoszek

2004-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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First results from a Dark Matter search with liquid Argon at 87 K in the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory.  

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in a massive target (ultimately many tons) of ultra pure Liquid Argon at 87 K. A high selectivity for Argon by detectors operating at the very low temperatures of a few tens of mK. A heat (or phonon) channel measures

Golwala, Sunil

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First measurement of the ionization yield of nuclear recoils in liquid argon  

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Liquid phase argon has long been used as a target medium for particle detection via scintillation light. Recently there has been considerable interest in direct detection of both hypothetical darkmatter particles and coherent elastic neutrino nucleus scattering. These as-yet unobserved neutral particle interactions are expected to result in a recoiling argon atom O(keV), generally referred to in the literature as a nuclear recoil. This prompts the question of the available electromagnetic signal in a liquid argon detector. In this Letter we report the first measurement of the ionization yield (Qy), detected electrons per unit energy, resulting from nuclear recoils in liquid argon, measured at 6.7 keV. This is also the lowest energy measurement of nuclear recoils in liquid argon.

Joshi, T. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Sangiorgio, Samuele [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Bernstein, A. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Foxe, Michael P. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering; Hagmann, Chris [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Jovanovic, Igor [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering; Kazkaz, K. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Mozin, Vladimir V. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Norman, E. B. [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Pereverzev, S. V. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Rebassoo, Finn O. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Sorensen, Peter F. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

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MPACT Fast Neutron Multiplicity System Prototype Development  

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This document serves as both an FY2103 End-of-Year and End-of-Project report on efforts that resulted in the design of a prototype fast neutron multiplicity counter leveraged upon the findings of previous project efforts. The prototype design includes 32 liquid scintillator detectors with cubic volumes 7.62 cm in dimension configured into 4 stacked rings of 8 detectors. Detector signal collection for the system is handled with a pair of Struck Innovative Systeme 16-channel digitizers controlled by in-house developed software with built-in multiplicity analysis algorithms. Initial testing and familiarization of the currently obtained prototype components is underway, however full prototype construction is required for further optimization. Monte Carlo models of the prototype system were performed to estimate die-away and efficiency values. Analysis of these models resulted in the development of a software package capable of determining the effects of nearest-neighbor rejection methods for elimination of detector cross talk. A parameter study was performed using previously developed analytical methods for the estimation of assay mass variance for use as a figure-of-merit for system performance. A software package was developed to automate these calculations and ensure accuracy. The results of the parameter study show that the prototype fast neutron multiplicity counter design is very nearly optimized under the restraints of the parameter space.

D.L. Chichester; S.A. Pozzi; J.L. Dolan; M.T. Kinlaw; S.J. Thompson; A.C. Kaplan; M. Flaska; A. Enqvist; J.T. Johnson; S.M. Watson

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Sonoluminescing air bubbles rectify argon  

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The dynamics of single bubble sonoluminescence (SBSL) strongly depends on the percentage of inert gas within the bubble. We propose a theory for this dependence, based on a combination of principles from sonochemistry and hydrodynamic stability. The nitrogen and oxygen dissociation and subsequent reaction to water soluble gases implies that strongly forced air bubbles eventually consist of pure argon. Thus it is the partial argon (or any other inert gas) pressure which is relevant for stability. The theory provides quantitative explanations for many aspects of SBSL.

Detlef Lohse; Michael P. Brenner; Todd F. Dupont; Sascha Hilgenfeldt; Blaine Johnston

1996-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter: Construction, Integration, Commissioning  

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The ATLAS liquid argon (LAr) calorimeter system consists of an electromagnetic barrel calorimeter and two end caps with electromagnetic, hadronic and forward calorimeters. The liquid argon sampling technique, with an accordion geometry was chosen for the barrel electromagnetic calorimeter (EMB) and adapted to the end cap (EMEC). The hadronic end cap calorimeter (HEC) uses a copper-liquid argon sampling technique with flat plate geometry and is subdivided in depth in two wheels per end-cap. Finally, the forward calorimeter (FCAL) is composed of three modules employing cylindrical electrodes with thin liquid argon gaps.The construction of the full calorimeter system is complete since mid-2004. Production modules constructed in the home institutes were integrated into wheels at CERN in 2003-2004, and inserted into the three cryostats. They passed their first complete cold test before the lowering into the ATLAS cavern. Results of quality checks (e.g. electrical, mechanical, ...) performed on all the 190304 read-out channels after cool down will be reported. End 2004 the ATLAS barrel electromagnetic (EM) calorimeter was installed in the ATLAS cavern and since summer 2005 the front-end electronics are being connected and tested. Results of this first commissioning phase will be shown to demonstrate the high standards of quality control for our detectors.

Aleksa, Martin [PH-Department, CERN, 1211 Geneva (Switzerland)

2006-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Readiness of the ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter for LHC Collisions  

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The ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter has been operating continuously since August 2006. At this time, only part of the calorimeter was readout, but since the beginning of 2008, all calorimeter cells have been connected to the ATLAS readout system in preparation for LHC collisions. This paper gives an overview of the liquid argon calorimeter performance measured in situ with random triggers, calibration data, cosmic muons, and LHC beam splash events. Results on the detector operation, timing performance, electronics noise, and gain stability are presented. High energy deposits from radiative cosmic muons and beam splash events allow to check the intrinsic constant term of the energy resolution. The uniformity of the electromagnetic barrel calorimeter response along eta (averaged over phi) is measured at the percent level using minimum ionizing cosmic muons. Finally, studies of electromagnetic showers from radiative muons have been used to cross-check the Monte Carlo simulation. The performance results obtained u...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - atlas tilecal detector Sample Search Results  

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argon calorimeter is now complete and integration with the ATLAS detector in the cavern... of steel and scintillating tile (TileCal). In the endcap region of the detector all...

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The ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter Construction, Integration, Commissioning and Performance from Selected Particle Beam Test Results  

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­Construction of the ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter is now complete and integration with the ATLAS detector in the cavern with the move of the barrel cryostat to the ATLAS cavern. Since then, integration of the endcap calorimeters, waiting to be lowered into the cavern. The other will be moved to Point 1 by late 2005 / early 2006

Krieger, Peter

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STAR Vertex Detector Upgrade Development  

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We report on the development and prototyping efforts undertaken with the goal of producing a micro-vertex detector for the STAR experiment at the RHIC accelerator at BNL. We present the basic detector requirements and show a sensor development path, conceptual mechanical design candidates and readout architecture. Prototyping and beam test results with current generation MimoSTAR-2 sensors and a readout system featuring FPGA based on-the-fly hit finding and data sparsification are also presented.

Greiner, Leo C.; Matis, Howard S.; Stezelberger, Thorsten; Vu,Chinh Q.; Wieman, Howard; Szelezniak, Michal; Sun, Xiangming

2008-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A Metal Selective Microwave Emissive Detector for Gas Chromatography  

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......type of detector uses an atmospheric pressure mi- crowave induced argon plasma to fragment and excite...However, this type of atmospheric pres- sure plasma producer predominantly...generator operating at 2450 mHz (Scintillonics HV-15A......

F. A. Serravallo; T. H. Risby

1974-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MicroBooNE: A New Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Experiment  

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Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber detectors are well suited to study neutrino interactions, and are an intriguing option for future massive detectors capable of measuring the parameters that characterize neutrino oscillations. These detectors combine fine-grained tracking with calorimetry, allowing for excellent imaging and particle identification ability. In this talk the details of the MicroBooNE experiment, a 175 ton LArTPC which will be exposed to Fermilab's Booster Neutrino Beamline starting in 2011, will be presented. The ability of MicroBooNE to differentiate electrons from photons gives the experiment unique capabilities in low energy neutrino interaction measurements.

Soderberg, M.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LArGe - Active background suppression using argon scintillation for the GERDA $0\  

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LArGe is a GERDA low-background test facility to study novel background suppression methods in a low-background environment, for future application in the GERDA experiment. Similar to GERDA, LArGe operates bare germanium detectors submersed into liquid argon (1 m$^3$, 1.4 tons), which in addition is instrumented with photomultipliers to detect argon scintillation light. The scintillation signals are used in anti-coincidence with the germanium detectors to effectively suppress background events that deposit energy in the liquid argon. The background suppression efficiency was studied in combination with a pulse shape discrimination (PSD) technique using a BEGe detector for various sources, which represent characteristic backgrounds to GERDA. Suppression factors of a few times $10^3$ have been achieved. First background data of LArGe with a coaxial HPGe detector (without PSD) yield a background index of (0.12$-$4.6)$\\cdot 10^{-2}$ cts/(keV$\\cdot$kg$\\cdot$y) (90% C.L.), which is at the level of GERDA Phase I. Fu...

Agostini, M; Budjáš, D; Cattadori, C; Gangapshev, A; Gusev, K; Heisel, M; Junker, M; Klimenko, A; Lubashevskiy, A; Pelczar, K; Schönert, S; Smolnikov, A; Zuzel, G

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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scienceessays IDTL personnel and detector characterization  

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, and this training will ultimately benefit the development and operation of the JWST and future missions. NASA hasnews 3 scienceessays IDTL personnel and detector characterization system. From left to right to select the best flight detector designs for JWST by evaluating prototype near-infrared detectors. Second

Figer, Donald F.

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A mobile antineutrino detector with plastic scintillators  

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We propose a new type segmented antineutrino detector made of plastic scintillators for the nuclear safeguard application. A small prototype was built and tested to measure background events. A satisfactory unmanned field operation of the detector system was demonstrated. Besides, a detailed Monte Carlo simulation code was developed to estimate the antineutrino detection efficiency of the detector.

Yasuhiro Kuroda; Shugo Oguri; Yo Kato; Ryoko Nakata; Yoshizumi Inoue; Chikara Ito; Makoto Minowa

2012-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Test and characterization of a new triple-GEM detector  

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In my thesis project, I provide a description of the entire process of materials preparation, assembly, testing, and characterization of several triple-GEM (Gas-Electron Multiplier) prototype detectors. GEM detectors ...

Burns, Laurie Davenport

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MicroBooNE Detector Move  

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On Monday, June 23, 2014 the MicroBooNE detector -- a 30-ton vessel that will be used to study ghostly particles called neutrinos -- was transported three miles across the Fermilab site and gently lowered into the laboratory's Liquid-Argon Test Facility. This video documents that move, some taken with time-lapse camerad, and shows the process of getting the MicroBooNE detector to its new home.

Flemming, Bonnie; Rameika, Gina

2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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The ArDM - a ton-scale liquid argon experiment for direct Dark Matter Detection  

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The ArDM is a ton-scale double phase detector for the direct search of the Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMPs) as Dark Matter candidates. The detector is based on a liquid Argon (LAr) target. The present goal is to assemble, fully characterize the detector on the surface and then operate it at an underground facility. The scintillation light and ionization charge produced by recoiling nuclei in WIMP-Ar collision can be measured independently. The discrimination of the WIMP induced nuclear recoils from the electron/gamma background is done using the pulse discrimination technique and the ratio between the produced light and charge. The experiment and the last results from the detector commissioning are presented.

Otyugova, Polina [Physik-Institut der Universitaet Zuerich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zuerich (Switzerland)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype Design, Manufacturing, and Testing  

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Prototyping describes the practical realization of the theoretical concept of the nonimaging Fresnel lens. The steps that are to be taken in order to get a working prototype of the lens manufactured are as fol...

Dr. Ralf Leutz; Dr. Akio Suzuki

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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factsheet: National Prototype Center  

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the World Safer the World Safer This enduring national asset integrates science and technology for manufacturing success that meets our customer's special manufacturability challenges. Since its establishment in 1997, more than 5,0 0 0 i ndustr ies and government agencies have capitalized on the resources of the National Prototype Center (NPC). These customers received subject -matter expertise as well as critical manufacturing resources enabling development of i n novat ive manufacturing solutions. Specializing in high-risk, complex prototype work, the NPC integrates manufacturing, engineering and science to build first-of-a-kind products. It also modifies or enhances existing products and develops new, innovative manufacturing processes to solve the toughest manufacturing problems.

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Diamond film growth argon-carbon plasmas  

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A method and system are disclosed for manufacturing diamond film. The method involves forming a carbonaceous vapor, providing a gas stream of argon, hydrogen and hydrocarbon and combining the gas with the carbonaceous vapor, passing the combined carbonaceous vapor and gas carrier stream into a chamber, forming a plasma in the chamber causing fragmentation of the carbonaceous and deposition of a diamond film on a substrate. 29 figs.

Gruen, D.M.; Krauss, A.R.; Liu, S.Z.; Pan, X.Z.; Zuiker, C.D.

1998-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A CMOS current preamplifier and shaper with 50{Omega} line driver for liquid argon preshower  

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In the field of liquid argon calorimetry for the LHC detector program, a CMOS ``current conveyor`` preamplifier was cold preshower. It is an improved version of the ICON circuit which had been formerly designed by the RD2 collaboration. This paper also presents a CMOS linear output buffer, featuring a dynamic range close to {+-}2V on a 50{Omega} load, for a 21 mW power dissipation at 77K. Furthermore a biquadratic 7 MHz bandpass filter was developed, based on a high speed rail to rail CMOS operational amplifier. It is meant to be the filter placed at the output of the ICON preamplifier.

Dzahini, D.; Guerre-Chaley, B.; Pouxe, J.; Rossetto, O. [CNRS, Grenoble (France). Inst. des Sciences Nucleaires] [CNRS, Grenoble (France). Inst. des Sciences Nucleaires

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of ALICE pixel prototypes in high energy beams  

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The two innermost layers of the ALICE inner tracking system are instrumented with silicon pixel detectors. Single chip assembly prototypes of the ALICE pixels have been tested in high energy particle beams at the CERN SPS. Detection efficiency and spatial precision have been studied as a function of the threshold and the track incidence angle. The experimental method, data analysis and main results are presented.

D. Elia

2005-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon 50 Sample Search Results  

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plasma discharges in argon, nitrogen, air... a mixture of nitrogen and argon gas and laser photoionization of organic seed gas in the pressure range of 1... to control the argon...

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A system to test the effects of materials on the electron drift lifetime in liquid argon and observations on the effect of water  

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A materials test system (MTS) has been developed at FNAL to assess the suitability of materials for use in a large liquid argon time projection chamber. During development of the MTS, it was noted that controlling the cryostat pressure with a 'raining' condenser reduced the electron drift lifetime in the liquid argon. The effect of condensing has been investigated using a series of passive materials to filter the condensate. We report the results of these studies and of tests on different candidate materials for detector construction. The inferred reduction of electron drift lifetime by water concentrations in the parts per trillion is of particular interest.

Andrews, R.; Jaskierny, W.; Jostlein, H.; Kendziora, C.; Pordes, S.; Tope, T.; /Fermilab; ,

2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monitoring and data quality assessment of the ATLAS liquid argon calorimeter  

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The liquid argon calorimeter is a key component of the ATLAS detector installed at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The primary purpose of this calorimeter is the measurement of electrons and photons. It also provides a crucial input for measuring jets and missing transverse momentum. An advanced data monitoring procedure was designed to quickly identify issues that would affect detector performance and ensure that only the best quality data are used for physics analysis. This article presents the validation procedure developed during the 2011 and 2012 LHC data taking periods, in which more than 98% of the proton proton luminosity recorded by ATLAS at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 and 8 TeV had calorimeter data quality suitable for physics analysis.

ATLAS Collaboration

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerogel for FARICH detector  

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Abstract We present our current experience in preparation of focusing aerogels for the Focusing Aerogel RICH detector. Multilayer focusing aerogel tiles have been produced in Novosibirsk by a collaboration of the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics and Boreskov Institute of Catalysis since 2004. We have obtained 2–3–4-layer blocks with the thickness of 30–45 mm. In 2012, the first samples of focusing blocks with continuous density (refractive index) gradient along thickness were produced. This technology can significantly reduce the contribution from the geometric factor of the radiator thickness to the resolution of the measured Cherenkov angle in the FARICH detector. The special installation was used for automatic control of reagents ratio during the synthesis process. The first samples were tested using the digital radiography method and on the electron beam with the FARICH prototype.

A.Yu. Barnyakov; M.Yu. Barnyakov; V.S. Bobrovnikov; A.R. Buzykaev; V.V. Gulevich; A.F. Danilyuk; S.A. Kononov; E.A. Kravchenko; I.A. Kuyanov; S.A. Lopatin; A.P. Onuchin; I.V. Ovtin; N.A. Podgornov; V.V. Porosev; A.Yu. Predein; R.S. Protsenko

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A prototype station for ARIANNA: a detector for cosmic neutrinos  

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showing the tower structure and solar panels. The mainwhite to minimize solar heating. The towers are stabilizedsolar panels, a wind generator and an anemometer are mounted on a square tower

Gerhardt, L.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid prototyping of green composites  

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Rapid prototyping employs digital fabrication techniques to quickly manufacture parts. However, the available materials are not yet suitable for making strong, large or durable objects. Composites are materials which are ...

Peek, Nadya (Nadya Meile)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radio-frequency induction plasmas at atmospheric pressure: Mixtures of hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen with argon  

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Numerical calculations are reported which simulate atmospheric-pressure radiofrequency induction plasmas consisting of either pure argon or mixtures of argon with hydrogen, nitrogen, or oxygen. These calculati...

S. L. Girshick; W. Yu

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon method Sample Search Results  

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39.95 AMU Synonyms Argon-40 * Argon (ACGIH... -contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves. METHODS ... Source: Choi, Kyu Yong - Department of Chemical...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon plasma atomic Sample Search Results  

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importance. A recent study of kineticsand decayprocesses in argon has shown that the 4s atomic... of an argon plasma by transient visible absorption spectroscopy from...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon chlorides Sample Search Results  

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and 266 nm photoreaction of acetyl chloride in xenon and argon... matrixes. Experimental Section Neat and argon matrix-isolated thin films of acid chlorides are deposited... -gas...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon spectral lines Sample Search Results  

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spectral lines Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: argon spectral lines Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Characterization of argon arc...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon calorimeters construction Sample...  

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Calorimeter 1 Pascal Pralavorio (for the ATLAS Liquid Argon... operation on the LHC in 2005. The collab- oration has chosen a Liquid Argon electromagnetic calorimeter......

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon electromagnetic calorimeter Sample...  

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Calorimeter 1 Pascal Pralavorio (for the ATLAS Liquid Argon... operation on the LHC in 2005. The collab- oration has chosen a Liquid Argon electromagnetic calorimeter......

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Energy loss characteristics of heavy ions in nitrogen, carbon dioxide, argon, hydrocarbon gases and tradescantia tissue  

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Energy loss characteristics of heavy ions in nitrogen, carbon dioxide, argon, hydrocarbon gases and tradescantia tissue

Dennis, J A

1971-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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argon 40 target: Topics by E-print Network  

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6 JOURNAL DE PHYSIQUE CoZZoque CY, suppZ6ment au n07, Tome 40, JuiZZet 1979, page C7-33 TIME DEPENDENCEOF CATAPHORESISIN A NEON-ARGON MIXTURE. Physics Websites Summary:...

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Numerical Study of Radiation Emission from the Argon Plasma Focus  

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Ion populations and emitted spectrum of argon plasma have been calculated using the POPULATE and SPECTRA codes of the RATION suite at different conditions (electron temperatures, electron densities, ion densities...

M. Akel; S. Alsheikh Salo; C. S. Wong

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

77

The Simbol-X Low Energy Detector  

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For the Low Energy Detector of Simbol-X a new type of active pixel sensor based on the integrated amplifier DEPFET has been developed. This concept combines large area, scalable pixel size, low noise, and ultra-fast readout. Flight representative prototypes have been processed with a performance matching the Simbol-X specifications and demonstrating the technology readiness.

Lechner, Peter [PNSensor, Munich (Germany)

2009-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) Project  

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Validation > PROVE Validation > PROVE The Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) Project Overview The Prototype Validation Exercise (PROVE) was a mini field campaign conducted at the Jornada Experimental Range in the Chihuahuan Desert, near Las Cruces, New Mexico in May 1997. The goals of PROVE were to: Gain experience in the collection and use of field data for EOS product validation Develop protocols for coordination, measurement, and data archival Compile a synoptic land and atmospheric data set for testing algorithms The remote-sensing portion of PROVE involved investigators from three NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) instrument teams: MODIS (Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) ASTER (Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflectance Radiometer) MISR (Multi-Angle Imaging Spectro Radiometer)

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Test report -- Prototype core sampler  

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The purpose of this test is to determine the adequacy of the prototype sampler, provided to Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC) by DOE-RL. The sampler was fabricated for DOE-RL by the Concord Company by request of DOE-RL. This prototype sampler was introduced as a technology that can be easily deployed (similar to the current auger system) and will reliably collect representative samples. The sampler is similar to the Universal Sampler i.e., smooth core barrel and piston with an O-ring seal, but lacks a rotary valve near the throat of the sampler. This makes the sampler inappropriate for liquid sampling, but reduces the outside diameter of the sampler considerably, which should improve sample recovery. Recovery testing was performed with the supplied sampler in three different consistencies of Kaolin sludge simulants.

Linschooten, C.G.

1995-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Yucca Mountain project prototype testing  

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The U.S. DOE is responsible for characterizing the Yucca Mountain site in Nevada to determine its suitability for development as a geologic repository to isolate high-level nuclear waste for at least 10,000 years. This unprecedented task relies in part on measurements made with relatively new methods or applications, such as dry coring and overcoring for studies to be conducted from the land surface and in an underground facility. The Yucca Mountain Project has, since 1988, implemented a program of equipment development and methods development for a broad spectrum of hydrologic, geologic, rock mechanics, and thermomechanical tests planned for use in an Exploratory Shaft during site characterization at the Yucca Mountain site. A second major program was fielded beginning in April 1989 to develop and test methods and equipment for surface drilling to obtain core samples from depth using only air as a circulating medium. The third major area of prototype testing has been during the ongoing development of the Instrumentation/ Data Acquisition System (IDAS), designed to collect and monitor data from down-hole instrumentation in the unsaturated zone, and store and transmit the data to a central archiving computer. Future prototype work is planned for several programs including the application of vertical seismic profiling methods and flume design to characterizing the geology at Yucca Mountain. The major objectives of this prototype testing are to assure that planned Site Characterization testing can be carried out effectively at Yucca Mountain, both in the Exploratory Shaft Facility (ESF), and from the surface, and to avoid potential major failures or delays that could result from the need to re-design testing concepts or equipment. This paper will describe the scope of the Yucca Mountain Project prototype testing programs and summarize results to date. 3 figs.

Hughes, W.T.; Girdley, W.A.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of a Spherical Proportional Counter in argon-based mixtures  

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The Spherical Proportional Counter is a novel type of radiation detector, with a low energy threshold (typically below 100 eV) and good energy resolution. This detector is being developed by the network NEWS, which includes several applications. We can name between many others Dark Matter searches, low level radon and neutron counting or low energy neutrino detection from supernovas or nuclear reactors via neutrino-nucleus elastic scattering. In this context, this works will present the characterization of a spherical detector of 1 meter diameter using two argon-based mixtures (with methane and isobutane) and for gas pressures between 50 and 1250 mbar. In each case, the energy resolution shows its best value in a wide range of gains, limited by the ballistic effect at low gains and by ion-backflow at high gains. Moreover, the best energy resolution shows a degradation with pressure. These effects will be discussed in terms of gas avalanche properties. Finally, the effect of an electrical field corrector in th...

Iguaz, F J; Castel, J F; Irastorza, I G

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

Multimodal astronaut virtual training prototype  

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A few dedicated training simulator applications exist that mix realistic interaction devices—like real cockpits in flight simulators—with virtual environment (VE) components. Dedicated virtual reality (VR) systems have been utilized also in astronaut training. However there are no detailed descriptions of projection wall VR systems and related interaction techniques for astronaut assembly training in zero gravity conditions. Back projection technology tends to have certain advantages over head mounted displays including less simulation sickness and less restricted user movement. A prototype was built to evaluate the usefulness of projection technology \\{VEs\\} and interaction techniques for astronaut training. This was achieved by first constructing a PC cluster-based general purpose VE software and hardware platform. This platform was used to implement a testing prototype for astronaut assembly sequence training. An interaction tool battery was designed for the purposes of viewpoint control and object handling. A selected training task was implemented as a case study for further analysis based on laptop usage in the Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL) inside the Columbus module in the International Space Station (ISS). User tests were conducted on the usability of the prototype for the intended training purpose. The results seem to indicate that projection technology-based VE systems and suitably selected interaction techniques can be successfully utilized in zero gravity training operations.

Jukka Rönkkö; Jussi Markkanen; Raimo Launonen; Marinella Ferrino; Enrico Gaia; Valter Basso; Harshada Patel; Mirabelle D’Cruz; Seppo Laukkanen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototyping tangibles: exploring form and interaction  

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In order to better explore the opportunities for tangible interaction in new areas such as the home or cultural heritage sites, we used multiple rapidly-developed prototypes that take advantage of existing technology. Physical prototypes allow us to ... Keywords: fast prototyping, tangible interaction, user feedback

Daniela Petrelli; Nick Dulake; Mark Marshall; Matt Willox; Fabio Caparrelli; Robin Goldberg

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

84

Arduino: An Open Electronics Prototyping Platform  

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Arduino: An Open Electronics Prototyping Platform Abstract Arduino is a platform for prototyping and library for writing code to control the board. Arduino comes from a philosophy of learning by doing the Arduino prototyping platform. This paper discusses related work, the educational and design context within

Herr, Hugh

85

MS Detectors  

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Good eyesight is often taken for granted, a situation that everyone appreciates once vision begins to fade with age. New eyeglasses or contact lenses are traditional ways to improve vision, but recent new technology, i.e. LASIK laser eye surgery, provides a new and exciting means for marked vision restoration and improvement. In mass spectrometry, detectors are the 'eyes' of the MS instrument. These 'eyes' have also been taken for granted. New detectors and new technologies are likewise needed to correct, improve, and extend ion detection and hence, our 'chemical vision'. The purpose of this report is to review and assess current MS detector technology and to provide a glimpse towards future detector technologies. It is hoped that the report will also serve to motivate interest, prompt ideas, and inspire new visions for ion detection research.

Koppenaal, David W.; Barinaga, Charles J.; Denton, M Bonner B.; Sperline, Roger P.; Hieftje, Gary M.; Schilling, G. D.; Andrade, Francisco J.; Barnes IV., James H.

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of Knock in Hydrogen-Oxygen-Argon SI Engine  

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A promising approach for improving the efficiency of internal combustion engines is to employ a working fluid with a high specific heat ratio such as the noble gas argon. Moreover, all harmful emissions are eliminated when the intake charge is composed of oxygen, nonreactive argon, and hydrogen fuel. Previous research demonstrated indicated thermal efficiencies greater than 45% at 5.5 compression ratio in engines operating with hydrogen, oxygen, and argon. However, knock limits spark advance and increasing the efficiency further. Conditions under which knock occurs in such engines differs from typical gasoline fueled engines. In-cylinder temperatures using hydrogen-oxygen-argon are higher due to the high specific heat ratio and pressures are lower because of the low compression ratio. Better understanding of knock under these conditions can lead to operating strategies that inhibit knock and allow operation closer to the knock limit. In this work we compare knock with a hydrogen, oxygen, and argon mixture to that of air-gasoline mixtures in a variable compression ratio cooperative fuels research (CFR) engine. The focus is on stability of knocking phenomena, as well as, amplitude and frequency of the resulting pressure waves.

Killingsworth, N; Rapp, V; Flowers, D; Aceves, S; Chen, J; Dibble, R

2010-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

87

Mean Life of the P23 Metastable Argon Level  

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Using a previously described light absorption technique, the mean life of the metastable P23 level of argon has been measured in pure argon as a function of pressure at 77°K and 300°K, and in mixtures of neon and argon at 300°K. The coefficient of diffusion of metastable argon atoms in the parent gas falls much more rapidly with decreasing temperature than the T32 dependence predicted using the hard-sphere model. The cross section for the quenching of metastable atoms by two-body collisions with normal atoms changes slightly with temperature, in a manner inconsistent with the assumption of collision-induced transitions to the radiating P13 level. As the temperature is reduced from 300°K to 77°K, the frequency of quenching by three-body collisions increases from 13.5p2 to 440p2 sec-1 (mm of Hg )2. At a given total pressure, the two-body quenching collision cross section is much reduced and the three-body quenching collisions disappear as the ratio of partial pressures of neon to argon is increased.

A. H. Futch and F. A. Grant

1956-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Photon detectors  

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J. Seguinot and T. Ypsilantis have recently described the theory and history of Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detectors. In this paper, I will expand on these excellent review papers, by covering the various photon detector designs in greater detail, and by including discussion of mistakes made, and detector problems encountered, along the way. Photon detectors are among the most difficult devices used in physics experiments, because they must achieve high efficiency for photon transport and for the detection of single photo-electrons. For gaseous devices, this requires the correct choice of gas gain in order to prevent breakdown and wire aging, together with the use of low noise electronics having the maximum possible amplification. In addition, the detector must be constructed of materials which resist corrosion due to photosensitive materials such as, the detector enclosure must be tightly sealed in order to prevent oxygen leaks, etc. The most critical step is the selection of the photocathode material. Typically, a choice must be made between a solid (CsI) or gaseous photocathode (TMAE, TEA). A conservative approach favors a gaseous photocathode, since it is continuously being replaced by flushing, and permits the photon detectors to be easily serviced (the air sensitive photocathode can be removed at any time). In addition, it can be argued that we now know how to handle TMAE, which, as is generally accepted, is the best photocathode material available as far as quantum efficiency is concerned. However, it is a very fragile molecule, and therefore its use may result in relatively fast wire aging. A possible alternative is TEA, which, in the early days, was rejected because it requires expensive CaF{sub 2} windows, which could be contaminated easily in the region of 8.3 eV and thus lose their UV transmission.

Va`vra, J.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon 46 Sample Search Results  

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and hence... argon cluster, both when isolated and when surrounded by a helium carrier gas. The advantages... presence upon decay rates of an argon cluster in Secs. IV and VI...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon iodides Sample Search Results  

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2. Experimental Section All experiments were performed... of the background argon cooling gas.22 However, there is only one pathway for Nb6C7 + either with or without argon......

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon metastable number Sample Search Results  

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Two-dimensional laser-induced fluorescence imaging of metastable density in low-pressure radio frequency argon plasmas with added O2, Cl2, Summary: , and CF4 on the argon...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon 38 beams Sample Search Results  

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beams Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: argon 38 beams Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Studies of a Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon 39 beams Sample Search Results  

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beams Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: argon 39 beams Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Large and Small (Far and Near) Liquid Argon...

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon large electron Sample Search Results  

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by minerals or "excess argon." The K-Ar dating technique was one of the earliest isotope... an absolute method such as a McLeod gauge to measure argon concentrations. The...

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Implementation of an ASIC for Detector Instrumentation in Nuclear Physics Applications   

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A prototype ASIC (EFT1) for silicon strip detector instrumentation has been designed and tested. The ASIC design contains the electronics necessary for preamplification, shaping, hit detection, and data readout control.The ...

McIntosh, James Alexander

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - agata asymmetric detector Sample Search...  

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just one scan 3 CLASP Challenge Led Knowledge Exchange call to meet Challenges Summary: brand new, cutting edge detector systems, ProSPECTus is now building a prototype SPECT...

97

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles - Prototypes  

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Prototypes Prototypes A PHEV prototype being prepared for testing. A plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV) prototype is prepared for testing at Argonne National Laboratory. What is a PHEV? A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, or PHEV, is similar to today's hybrid electric vehicles on the market today, but with a larger battery that is charged both by the vehicle's gasoline engine and from plugging into a standard 110 V electrical outlet for a few hours each day. PHEVs and HEVs both use battery-powered motors and gasoline-powered engines for high fuel efficiency, but PHEVs can further reduce fuel usage by employing electrical energy captured through daily charging. Prototype as Rolling Test Bed As part of Argonne's multifaceted PHEV research program, Argonne researchers have constructed a PHEV prototype that serves as a rolling test

98

Direct Simulation of Argon Rectification in Single Bubble Sonoluminescence  

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collapse when the bubble is hot. The gases will react with water vapor to form soluble species, which into the liquid. The flux of stable dissolved gas species from the liquid (such as argon, nitrogen, hydrogen, there is still an incomplete quantitative prediction of the phenomena. Recently, the importance of water vapor

Storey, Brian D.

99

Stirling Engine Development Using Virtual Prototyping  

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A successful realization of Stirling engines is conditioned by its correct conceptual design ... are used for virtual prototype of 3 kW Stirling engine with Rhombic mechanism.

V. Píšt?k; P. Novotný

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron detector  

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A neutron detector has a volume of neutron moderating material and a plurality of individual neutron sensing elements dispersed at selected locations throughout the moderator, and particularly arranged so that some of the detecting elements are closer to the surface of the moderator assembly and others are more deeply embedded. The arrangement captures some thermalized neutrons that might otherwise be scattered away from a single, centrally located detector element. Different geometrical arrangements may be used while preserving its fundamental characteristics. Different types of neutron sensing elements may be used, which may operate on any of a number of physical principles to perform the function of sensing a neutron, either by a capture or a scattering reaction, and converting that reaction to a detectable signal. High detection efficiency, an ability to acquire spectral information, and directional sensitivity may be obtained.

Stephan, Andrew C. (Knoxville, TN); Jardret; Vincent D. (Powell, TN)

2011-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

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NETL: News Release - Vehicle-Mounted Natural Gas Leak Detector Passes Key  

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October 2, 2003 October 2, 2003 Vehicle-Mounted Natural Gas Leak Detector Passes Key "Road Test" Spots Natural Gas Leaks from 30 Feet Away At Speeds Approaching 20 Miles Per Hour Handheld Prototype Gas Detector Now Being Outfitted as a Van-Mounted Unit PSI has modified this early prototype of a handheld remote natural gas detector to operate from a moving vehicle. ANDOVER, MA - Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) recently conducted a successful test of its mobile natural gas detector at the company's research facilities in Andover, Mass. PSI's prototype leak detector demonstrated its ability to spot natural gas leaks from a distance of up to 30 feet from a vehicle moving at speeds approaching 20 miles per hour. In the United States, significant resources are devoted annually to leak

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First Commissioning of a Cryogenic Distillation Column for Low Radioactivity Underground Argon  

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We report on the performance and commissioning of a cryogenic distillation column for low radioactivity underground argon at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The distillation column is designed to accept a mixture of argon, helium, and nitrogen and return pure argon with a nitrogen contamination less than 10 ppm. In the first commissioning, we were able to run the distillation column in a continuous mode and produce argon that is 99.9% pure. After running in a batch mode, the argon purity was increased to 99.95%, with 500 ppm of nitrogen remaining. The efficiency of collecting the argon from the gas mixture was between 70% and 81%, at an argon production rate of 0.84-0.98 kg/day.

H. O. Back; T. Alexander; A. Alton; C. Condon; E. de Haas; C. Galbiati; A. Goretti; T. Hohmann; An. Ianni; C. Kendziora; B. Loer; D. Montanari; P. Mosteiro; S. Pordes

2012-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon-nitrogen avalanche detectors Sample...  

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Physics 58 STRUCTURE AND EMPLACEMENT MECHANISMS OF THE ROQUE NUBLO DEBRIS AVALANCHE, GRAN CANARIA (CANARY ISLANDS) Summary: STRUCTURE AND EMPLACEMENT MECHANISMS OF THE ROQUE...

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Clean Energy Manufacturing Resources - Technology Prototyping | Department  

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Guide Home » Clean Energy Manufacturing Resources - Technology Guide Home » Clean Energy Manufacturing Resources - Technology Prototyping Clean Energy Manufacturing Resources - Technology Prototyping Clean Energy Manufacturing Resources - Technology Prototyping Find resources to help you design and refine a prototype of a new clean energy technology or product. For prototyping, areas to consider include materials characterization; models and tools; intellectual property protection; small-scale production; R&D funding; and regional, state, and local resources. For more resources, see the Clean Energy Manufacturing Federal Resource Guide. Characterize Materials Shared Research Equipment User Facility - a facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that provides access to advanced instruments and scientists for the scale characterization of materials.

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Solubility of water in compressed nitrogen, argon, and methane  

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Solubility of water in compressed nitrogen, argon, and methane ... The accurate determination of water content in hydrocarbons is critical for the petroleum and natural gas industries due to corrosion and ... ... Predicting the Phase Equilibria, Critical Phenomena, and Mixing Enthalpies of Binary Aqueous Systems Containing Alkanes, Cycloalkanes, Aromatics, Alkenes, and Gases (N2, CO2, H2S, H2) with the PPR78 Equation of State ...

Maurice Rigby; John M. Prausnitz

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cold collisions between argon atoms and hydrogen molecules  

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Collisions between argon atoms and hydrogen molecules are investigated at very low temperatures. Quantum-mechanical calculations are performed using two different potential-energy surfaces. Rate coefficients for all possible combinations of initial vibrational and rotational level have been computed in the limit of zero temperature. Resonant and quasiresonant behavior is found using both potential-energy surfaces. The results are interpreted and estimates are made of the reliability of the calculations.

J. C. Flasher and R. C. Forrey

2002-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining the neutrino mass hierarchy and CP violation in NoVA with a second off-axis detector  

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We consider a Super-NOVA-like experimental configuration based on the use of two detectors in a long-baseline experiment as NOVA. We take the far detector as in the present NOVA proposal and add a second detector at a shorter baseline. The location of the second off-axis detector is chosen such that the ratio L/E is the same for both detectors, being L the baseline and E the neutrino energy. We consider liquid argon and water- Cerenkov techniques for the second off-axis detector and study, for different experimental setups, the detector mass required for the determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy, for different values of {theta}{sub 13}. We also study the capabilities of such an experimental setup for determining CP-violation in the neutrino sector. Our results show that by adding a second off-axis detector a remarkable enhancement on the capabilities of the current NOVA experiment could be achieved.

Mena, Olga; /Fermilab; Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio; /Vanderbilt U.; Pascoli, Silvia; /CERN /Durham U., IPPP

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Deuteron spin-lattice relaxation for HD in solid argon  

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Measurements, using 55-MHz deuteron magnetic resonance (DMR), are reported of deuteron spin-lattice relaxation times for HD in solid argon at concentrations of 300–1100 ppm over the temperature range of 10–70 K. The relaxation times increase rapidly, from 10 to 4000 sec, as the temperature is reduced and are independent of the sample’s para-D2 concentration. Comparisons of deuteron spin-lattice relaxation times for HD in solid argon are made with previously reported relaxation times for solid HD–n-D2 mixtures and for ortho-H2 and para-D2 in solid argon. The very different relaxation behavior for HD can be understood because it is an asymmetric molecule. The lack of exchange symmetry results in an increasing probability of the molecule being in a J=0 rotational state as the temperature is reduced. Nuclear spin-lattice relaxation in HD arises from phonon-induced ?mJ transitions for those molecules in the J=1 states. A theory is presented to calculate the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate (1/T1) in terms of a molecular decay rate (?) that arises from ?mJ or ?J transitions. The decay rate ? as a function of temperature is determined from the relaxation data. It is found that the asymmetric rotor HD molecules have a coupling to the lattice phonons that is much stronger than for ortho-H2 and para-D2.

Joseph Ganem; Peter A. Fedders; R. E. Norberg

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instrumented Water Tanks can Improve Air Shower Detector Sensitivity  

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Previous works have shown that water Cherenkov detectors have superior sensitivity to those of scintillation counters as applied to detecting extensive air showers (EAS). This is in large part due to their much higher sensitivity to EAS photons which are more than five times more numerous than EAS electrons. Large area water Cherenkov detectors can be constructed relatively cheaply and operated reliably. A sparse detector array has been designed which uses these types of detectors to substantially increase the area over which the Milagro Gamma Ray Observatory collects EAS information. Improvements to the Milagro detector's performance characteristics and sensitivity derived from this array and preliminary results from a prototype array currently installed near the Milagro detector will be presented.

R. Atkins; W. Benbow; D. Berley; M. -L. Chen; D. G. Coyne; R. S. Delay; B. L. Dingus; D. E. Dorfan; R. W. Ellsworth; D. Evans; A. Falcone; L. Fleysher; R. Fleysher; G. Gisler; J. A. Goodman; T. J. Haines; C. M. Hoffman; S. Hugenberger; L. A. Kelley; I. Leonor; J. Macri; M. McConnell; J. F. McCullough; J. E. McEnery; R. S. Miller; A. I. Mincer; M. F. Morales; P. Nemethy; J. M. Ryan; M. Schneider; B. Shen; A. Shoup; G. Sinnis; A. J. Smith; G. W. Sullivan; T. N. Thompson; O. T. Tumer; K. Wang; M. O. Wascko; S. Westerhoff; D. A. Williams; T. Yang; G. B. Yodh

1999-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A virtual prototype for an explosives detection system  

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The development of the resonance-absorption based explosives detection system (EDS), as initially planned, involved the parallel development of a high-current proton accelerator (with a long development time) and the other detection subsystems. The design approach for the latter was to develop a capability for computer modeling the essential processes of each subsystem, benchmark these models by experiment, and link the models, i.e., creating a virtual prototype, to explore the effect of subsystem design changes on the EDS system performance. Additionally, when the EDS prototype system was completed, the linked models would be used to investigate further trade-offs in defining an airport system. Most of the necessary subsystem modeling was completed and used in subsystem design. Linking of all of the subsystems was accomplished to some degree or another. There are many physical and mathematical processes that take place between the acceleration of the proton beam and the final display of the reconstructed image. Figure 1 summarizes these processes and indicates which code was used to model each particular process. Section II reports on the modeling of the proton beam incident on a {sup 13}C target. The gamma-ray output is the desired output from this phase of modeling. Section III describes the tools used to investigate the transport of the gamma-rays through computer simulated phantoms (suitcases). Two different codes were used in this investigation: a Monte Carlo photon transport code and a ray tracing code. One benchmark between these codes was accomplished. Section IV is concerned with the model calculations performed on single detectors. The calculations again were performed with a Monte Carlo transport code. The reconstruction code, used throughout in the simulations and as the workhorse in the analysis of the real experiments. The authors conclude, in Section VII, with the assessment of the simulation/virtual prototyping of the real experiment.

Seed, T.; Berman, B.L.; Zahrt, J.D.

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First Measurements of the Inclined Boron Layer Thermal-Neutron Detector for Reflectometry  

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A prototype detector based on the inclined boron layer principle is introduced. For typical measurement conditions at the Liquids Reflectometer at the Spallation Neutron Source, its count rate capability is shown to be superior to that of the current detector by nearly two orders of magnitude.

Clonts, Lloyd G [ORNL; Crow, Lowell [ORNL; Van Vuure, Thorwald L [ORNL; Robertson, Lee [ORNL; Riedel, Richard A [ORNL; Richards, John D [ORNL; Cooper, Ronald G [ORNL; Remec, Igor [ORNL; Ankner, John Francis [ORNL; Browning, Jim [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First Measurements of the Inclined Boron Layer Thermal-Neutron Detector for Reflectometry  

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A prototype detector based on the inclined absorber layer principle is introduced. For the Liquids Reflectometer at the Spallation Neutron Source, it is shown to be a significant improvement over its current detector, which imposes an instantaneous count rate limitation of 50 kcps.

Van Vuure, Thorwald L [ORNL] [ORNL; Clonts, Lloyd G [ORNL] [ORNL; Crow, Lowell [ORNL] [ORNL; Cooper, Ronald G [ORNL] [ORNL; Richards, John D [ORNL] [ORNL; Riedel, Richard A [ORNL] [ORNL; Robertson, Lee [ORNL] [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Current status of Japanese detectors  

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Current status of TAMA and CLIO detectors in Japan is reported in this article. These two interferometric gravitational-wave detectors are being developed for the large cryogenic gravitational wave telescope (LCGT) which is a future plan for detecting gravitational wave signals at least once per year. TAMA300 is being upgraded to improve the sensitivity in low frequency region after the last observation experiment in 2004. To reduce the seismic noises, we are installing new seismic isolation system, which is called TAMA Seismic Attenuation System, for the four test masses. We confirmed stable mass locks of a cavity and improvements of length and angular fluctuations by using two SASs. We are currently optimizing the performance of the third and fourth SASs. We continue TAMA300 operation and R&D studies for LCGT. Next data taking in the summer of 2007 is planned. CLIO is a 100-m baseline length prototype detector for LCGT to investigate interferometer performance in cryogenic condition. The key features of CLIO are that it locates Kamioka underground site for low seismic noise level, and adopts cryogenic Sapphire mirrors for low thermal noise level. The first operation of the cryogenic interferometer was successfully demonstrated in February of 2006. Current sensitivity at room temperature is close to the target sensitivity within a factor of 4. Several observation experiments at room temperature have been done. Once the displacement noise reaches at thermal noise level of room temperature, its improvement by cooling test mass mirrors should be demonstrated.

Daisuke Tatsumi; Ryutaro Takahashi; Koji Arai; Noriyasu Nakagawa; Kazuhiro Agatsuma; Toshitaka Yamazaki; Mitsuhiro Fukushima; Masa-Katsu Fujimoto; Akiteru Takamori; Alessandro Bertolini; Virginio Sannibale; Riccardo DeSalvo; Szabolcs Marka; Masaki Ando; Kimio Tsubono; Tomomi Akutsu; Kazuhiro Yamamoto; Hideki Ishitsuka; Takashi Uchiyama; Shinji Miyoki; Masatake Ohashi; Kazuaki Kuroda; Norichika Awaya; Nobuyuki Kanda; Akito Araya; Souichi Telada; Takayuki Tomaru; Tomiyoshi Haruyama; Akira Yamamoto; Nobuaki Sato; Toshitaka Suzuki; Takakazu Shintomi

2007-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

114

Norcal Prototype LNG Truck Fleet: Final Results  

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U.S. DOE and National Renewable Energy Laboratory evaluated Norcal Waste Systems liquefied natural gas (LNG) waste transfer trucks. Trucks had prototype Cummins Westport ISXG engines. Report gives final evaluation results.

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2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

A Prototype for Graphene Material Simulation: Structures and...  

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Prototype for Graphene Material Simulation: Structures and Interaction Potentials ofCoronene Dimers. A Prototype for Graphene Material Simulation: Structures and Interaction...

116

Characterization of Prototype LSST CCDs  

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The ambitious science goals of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will be achieved in part by a wide-field imager that will achieve a new level of performance in terms of area, speed, and sensitivity. The instrument performance is dominated by the focal plane sensors, which are now in development. These new-generation sensors will make use of advanced semiconductor technology and will be complemented by a highly integrated electronics package located inside the cryostat. A test laboratory has been set up at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) to characterize prototype sensors and to develop test and assembly techniques for eventual integration of production sensors and electronics into modules that will form the final focal plane. As described in [1], the key requirements for LSST sensors are wideband quantum efficiency (QE) extending beyond lpm in the red, control of point spread function (PSF), and fast readout using multiple amplifiers per chip operated in parallel. In addition, LSST's fast optical system (f71.25) places severe constraints on focal plane flatness. At the chip level this involves packaging techniques to minimize warpage of the silicon die, and at the mosaic level careful assembly and metrology to achieve a high coplanarity of the sensor tiles. In view of the long lead time to develop the needed sensor technology, LSST undertook a study program with several vendors to fabricate and test devices which address the most critical performance features [2]. The remainder of this paper presents key results of this study program. Section 2 summarizes the sensor requirements and the results of design optimization studies, and Section 3 presents the sensor development plan. In Section 4 we describe the test bench at BNL. Section 5 reports measurement results obtained to date oh devices fabricated by several vendors. Section 6 presents a summary of the paper and an outlook for the future work. We present characterization methods and results on a number of new devices produced specifically to address LSST's performance goals, including flatness, QE, PSF, dark current, read noise, CTE, cosmetics, and crosstalk. The results indicate that commercially produced, thick n-channel over-depleted CCDs with excellent red response can achieve tight PSF at moderate applied substrate bias with no evidence of persistent image artifacts. We will also report ongoing studies of mosaic assembly techniques to achieve chip-to-chip co-planarity, high fill factor, and thermal stability.

OCONNOR,P.; FRANK, J.; GEARY, J.C.; GILMORE, D.K.; KOTOV, I.; RADEKA, V.; TAKACS, P.; TYSON, J.A.

2008-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Oscillator detector  

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An alien liquid detector employs a monitoring element and an oscillatory electronic circuit for maintaining the temperature of the monitoring element substantially above ambient temperature. The output wave form, eg., frequency of oscillation or wave shape, of the oscillatory circuit depends upon the temperaturedependent electrical characteristic of the monitoring element. A predetermined change in the output waveform allows water to be discriminated from another liquid, eg., oil. Features of the invention employing two thermistors in two oscillatory circuits include positioning one thermistor for contact with water and the other thermistor above the oil-water interface to detect a layer of oil if present. Unique oscillatory circuit arrangements are shown that achieve effective thermistor action with an economy of parts and energizing power. These include an operational amplifier employed in an astable multivibrator circuit, a discrete transistor-powered tank circuit, and use of an integrated circuit chip.

Potter, B.M.

1980-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

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The RICH detector for CLAS12 at Jefferson Lab  

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The CLAS12 spectrometer at JLab will offer unique possibilities to study the 3D nucleon structure in terms of TMDs and GPDs in the poorly explored valence region, and to perform high precision hadron spectroscopy. A large area ring-imaging Cherenkov detector has been designed to achieve the required hadron identification capability in the momentum range 3-8?GeV/c. The detector, based on a novel hybrid imaging design, foresees an aerogel radiator and an array of multi-anode photomultipliers. The detector concept and preliminary results of test-beams on a prototype are presented.

Pappalardo, Luciano L. [INFN, Ferrara, Italy

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon ions Sample Search Results  

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Polytechnique, Centre de mathmatiques Collection: Mathematics 3 Submitted to Nuclear Fusion as a contributed Letter. June 27, 2001 Summary: related to the argon ion flux,...

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464 C4H8ArS Tetrahydrothiophene - argon (1/1)  

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It contains molecular constants (high-resolution spectroscopic data) of C4H8ArS Tetrahydrothiophene - argon (1/1)

J. Demaison

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon 42 Sample Search Results  

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Diego Collection: Plasma Physics and Fusion 13 Ambient gas effects on the dynamics of laser-produced tin plume expansion Summary: ambient argon pressure for decelerating various...

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Collection: Plasma Physics and Fusion 10 Ambient gas effects on the dynamics of laser-produced tin plume expansion Summary: ambient argon pressure for decelerating various...

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from thefrrst4s-levelmanifold. The plasma... is created by focusing a pulsed YAG laser in argon at variable pressure, typically in the atmospheric range Source: Ecole...

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Diego Collection: Plasma Physics and Fusion 11 Ambient gas effects on the dynamics of laser-produced tin plume expansion Summary: ambient argon pressure for decelerating various...

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Diego Collection: Plasma Physics and Fusion 10 Ambient gas effects on the dynamics of laser-produced tin plume expansion Summary: ambient argon pressure for decelerating various...

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Diego Collection: Plasma Physics and Fusion 13 Ambient gas effects on the dynamics of laser-produced tin plume expansion Summary: ambient argon pressure for decelerating various...

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argon, and liquid krypton. Results are compared with reported relaxation measurements in gas... ). The observed Tlp minima for H: in liquid ... Source: Ecole Polytechnique,...

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cluster center of mass is fixed. Unary clusters of two species (Argon and Krypton Source: Hale, Barbara N. - Department of Physics, University of Missouri-Rolla Collection: Physics...

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is considerably lower than the calculated parallel temperature of the argon carrier gas. We have... . I. INTRODUCTION We have observed an unexpected cooling effect in an...

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University of California at San Diego Collection: Plasma Physics and Fusion 13 Ambient gas effects on the dynamics of laser-produced tin plume expansion Summary: ambient argon...

131

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; Physics 96 Microscopic simulations of molecular cluster decay: Does the carrier gas affect evaporation? Summary: simulations on a 50-atom argon cluster to determine the...

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is considerably lower than the calculated parallel temperature of the argon carrier gas. We have... . I. INTRODUCTION We have observed an unexpected cooling effect in an...

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argon atoms were packed in a face... the SWNT in order to avoid influence from the bulk phonon spectrum of ... Source: Maruyama, Shigeo - Department of Mechanical...

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based on a liquid argon time-projection chamber (TPC) 4, 5, 6, 7 - is very cost competitive... with coarser sampling devices. Furthermore, a small (40 ton) liquid...

135

Kinetic modeling of the Townsend breakdown in argon  

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Kinetic modeling of the Townsend breakdown in argon was performed in the “forward-back” approximation. The kinetic model was found to adequately describe the left branch of the Paschen curve, and the important role of ionization by fast ions and atoms near the cathode, as well as the increase in secondary emission coefficient in strong electric fields described in the literature, was confirmed. The modeling also showed that the electron energy distribution function develops a beam of high-energy electrons and that the runaway effect, i.e., the monotonic increase of the mean electron energy with the distance from the cathode, occurs at the left branch of the Paschen curve.

Macheret, S. O.; Shneider, M. N. [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, D-414 Engineering Quadrangle, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, D-414 Engineering Quadrangle, Princeton, New Jersey 08544 (United States)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

136

RHIC | PHENIX Detector  

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The PHENIX Detector The PHENIX detector records many different particles emerging from RHIC collisions, including photons, electrons, muons, and quark-containing particles called...

137

Prototalk : an Environment for Teaching, Understanding, Designing and Prototyping  

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With prototype-based languages, concretization and abstraction are unified into a single concept a prototype into several variations. In the first age of prototype-based languages, research languages such as Self [3 compact language with NewtonScript's double inheritance [23], Pic% [24] a new prototype language

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

138

Alexandria Digital Earth ProtoType The Alexandria Digital Earth  

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Alexandria Digital Earth ProtoType The Alexandria Digital Earth Prototype System Terence Smith Greg Janée James Frew Anita Coleman #12;Alexandria Digital Earth ProtoType 2Smith et al. / JCDL 2001 / 2x Earth ProtoType 3Smith et al. / JCDL 2001 / 2x-Jun-2001 Core System (inherited from ADL) Components

Janée, Greg

139

Latest results of NEXT-DEMO, the prototype of the NEXT 100 double beta decay experiment  

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NEXT-DEMO is a 1:4.5 scale prototype of the NEXT100 detector, a high-pressure xenon gas TPC that will search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of $^{136}$Xe. X-ray energy depositions produced by the de-excitation of Xenon atoms after the interaction of gamma rays from radioactive sources have been used to characterize the response of the detector obtaining the spatial calibration needed for close-to-optimal energy resolution. Our result, 5.5% FWHM at 30 keV, extrapolates to 0.6% FWHM at the Q value of $^{136}$Xe. Additionally, alpha decays from radon have been used to measure several detection properties and parameters of xenon gas such as electron-ion recombination, electron drift velocity, diffusion and primary scintillation light yield. Alpha spectroscopy is also used to quantify the activity of radon inside the detector, a potential source of background for most double beta decay experiments.

Serra, L; Martin-Albo, J; Sorel, M; Gomez-Cadenas, J J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Construction of a sTGC Prototype for the ATLAS-MUON Upgrade  

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The innermost station (Small Wheel) of the ATLAS muon spectrometer end-cap will be replaced with the New Small Wheel (NSW) to profit from the high luminosity runs of LHC after phase I upgrade . sTGC will be the primary trigger detectors proving Level-1 trigger as well as complementing the precision muon tracking. In order to qualify materials and gain experiences for serious mass production of NSW sTGC detector modules, a 1.3 m x 1.1 mm sTGC quadruplet prototype is successfully constructed and tested. Details of the construction procedures will be presented. Control of the module flatness, machined strip board precision and alignment of different detector layers will be shown.

Guan, Liang; The ATLAS collaboration; Zhu, Junjie; Smakhtin, Vladimir; Shoa, Meir

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rapid prototyping is coming of age  

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This article examines how, by accelerating the design process and speeding tooling development, rapid prototyping technology helps manufacturers cut new product cycle times and costs. During the last decade, a class of technologies has emerged by which a computer-aided design file of an object can be converted into a physical model through special sintering, layering, or deposition techniques. Called rapid prototyping (RP), or solid free-form fabrication, the major application for this technology has been early verification of product designs and quick production of prototypes for testing. Multiple prototypes can now be reproduced more economically by using the RP master as a pattern for creating molded or soft tooling. Interest in desktop (or more accurately, office) rapid prototyping for visualization and design verification is growing, but it is not yet easy to cost-justify. Recently, the fabrication of patterns for limited-run production tooling has become more common. Today, the most popular rapid tooling options are silicone rubber (RTV) molding and epoxy and spray metal tooling. For metal part production, the choices are investment, plaster, spin, and sand casting.

Ashley, S.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF A PROTOTYPE SOLAR AWNING A prototype solar awning has been designed and installed on  

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and installed on a University of Oregon campus building. The solar awning is composed of a light shelfEVALUATION OF A PROTOTYPE SOLAR AWNING ABSTRACT A prototype solar awning has been designed with photovoltaic modules at- tached tilted 20° to the south. An interior light shelf and LED lights have been

Oregon, University of

143

Germanium detector passivated with hydrogenated amorphous germanium  

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Passivation of predominantly crystalline semiconductor devices (12) is provided for by a surface coating (21) of sputtered hydrogenated amorphous semiconductor material. Passivation of a radiation detector germanium diode, for example, is realized by sputtering a coating (21) of amorphous germanium onto the etched and quenched diode surface (11) in a low pressure atmosphere of hydrogen and argon. Unlike prior germanium diode semiconductor devices (12), which must be maintained in vacuum at cryogenic temperatures to avoid deterioration, a diode processed in the described manner may be stored in air at room temperature or otherwise exposed to a variety of environmental conditions. The coating (21) compensates for pre-existing undesirable surface states as well as protecting the semiconductor device (12) against future impregnation with impurities.

Hansen, William L. (Walnut Creek, CA); Haller, Eugene E. (Berkeley, CA)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Cathode depth sensing in CZT detectors  

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Measuring the depth of interaction in thick Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride (CZT) detectors allows improved imaging and spectroscopy for hard X-ray imaging above 100 keV. The Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST) will employ relatively thick (5 - 10 mm) CZT detectors, which are required to perform the broad energy-band sky survey. Interaction depth information is needed to correct events to the detector "focal plane" for correct imaging and can be used to improve the energy resolution of the detector at high energies by allowing event-based corrections for incomplete charge collection. Background rejection is also improved by allowing low energy events from the rear and sides of the detector to be rejected. We present experimental results of interaction depth sensing in a 5 mm thick pixellated Au-contact IMARAD CZT detector. The depth sensing was done by making simultaneous measurements of cathode and anode signals, where the interaction depth at a given energy is proportional to the ratio of cathode/anode signals. We demonstrate how a simple empirical formula describing the event distributions in the cathode/anode signal space can dramatically improve the energy resolution. We also estimate the energy and depth resolution of the detector as a function of the energy and the interaction depth. We also show a depth-sensing prototype system currently under development for EXIST in which cathode signals from 8, 16 or 32 crystals can be read-out by a small multi-channel ASIC board that is vertically edge-mounted on the cathode electrode along every second CZT crystal boundary. This allows CZT crystals to be tiled contiguously with minimum impact on throughput of incoming photons. The robust packaging is crucial in EXIST, which will employ very large area imaging CZT detector arrays.

J. Hong; E. C. Bellm; J. E. Grindlay; T. Narita

2003-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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TransportToolkit Prototype | Open Energy Information  

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TransportToolkit Prototype TransportToolkit Prototype Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: TransportToolkit Prototype Agency/Company /Organization: Nick Langle Complexity/Ease of Use: Not Available Cost: Free Related Tools Journal of Public Transportation Handbook for Handling, Storing, and Dispensing E85 Finalize Historic National Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Improve Fuel Economy for Cars and Trucks ... further results Find Another Tool FIND TRANSPORTATION TOOLS This is a test tool to set values needed for Exhibit search results When to Use This Tool While building a low emission strategy for your country's transportation system, this tool is most useful during these key phases of the process: Evaluate System - Assessing the current transportation situation Create Baseline - Developing a business-as-usual scenario

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Polarimetric performance of a Laue lens gamma-ray CdZnTe focal plane prototype  

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A gamma-ray telescope mission concept [gamma ray imager (GRI)] based on Laue focusing techniques has been proposed in reply to the European Space Agency call for mission ideas within the framework of the next decade planning (Cosmic Vision 2015-2025). In order to optimize the design of a focal plane for this satellite mission, a CdZnTe detector prototype has been tested at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility under an {approx}100% polarized gamma-ray beam. The spectroscopic, imaging, and timing performances were studied and in particular its potential as a polarimeter was evaluated. Polarization has been recognized as being a very important observational parameter in high energy astrophysics (>100 keV) and therefore this capability has been specifically included as part of the GRI mission proposal. The prototype detector tested was a 5 mm thick CdZnTe array with an 11x11 active pixel matrix (pixel area of 2.5x2.5 mm{sup 2}). The detector was irradiated by a monochromatic linearly polarized beam with a spot diameter of about 0.5 mm over the energy range between 150 and 750 keV. Polarimetric Q factors of 0.35 and double event relative detection efficiency of 20% were obtained. Further measurements were performed with a copper Laue monochromator crystal placed between the beam and the detector prototype. In this configuration we have demonstrated that a polarized beam does not change its polarization level and direction after undergoing a small angle (<1 deg.) Laue diffraction inside a crystal.

Curado da Silva, R. M. [Departmento de Fisica, Universidade de Coimbra, P-3000 Coimbra (Portugal); Center for Space Radiations, Univesite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium); Caroli, E.; Stephen, J. B.; Schiavone, F.; Donati, A.; Ventura, G. [Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica-Bologna, Via Gobetti 101, I-40129 Bologna (Italy); Pisa, A.; Auricchio, N.; Frontera, F. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Ferrara, Ferrara (Italy); Del Sordo, S. [Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica-Palermo, Via Ugo La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo (Italy); Honkimaeki, V. [European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble (France); Trindade, A. M. F. [Departmento de Fisica, Universidade de Coimbra, P-3000 Coimbra (Portugal)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Physics studies with ICARUS and a hybrid ionization and scintillation fiber detector  

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We discuss the physics possibilities for the ICARUS detector currently being tested at CERN. The physics potential goes from a massive proton decay detector to the study of solar neutrinos. In addition, the detection of {nu}{sub {mu}} {yields} {nu}{sub {tau}} and {nu}{sub e} {yields} {nu}{sub {tau}} will be possible with such a detector. One major topic involves the possibility of a complete determination of the MSW solar neutrino parameters with the ICARUS. The possibility of detecting WIMPS with a scintillating fiber liquid Argon (Ar) detector or fiber Xenon (Xe) detector doped with Ar is also described. Some comments on the measurement of the {sup 42}Ar level from an experiment at the Gran Sasso will be made.

Cline, D.B.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The CDF Run IIb Silicon Detector  

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Fermilab plans to deliver 5-15 fb{sup -1} of integrated luminosity to the CDF and D0 experiments. The current inner silicon detectors at CDF (SVXIIa and L00) will not tolerate the radiation dose associated with high luminosity running and will need to be replaced. A new readout chip (SVX4) has been designed in radiation-hard 0.25 {micro}m CMOS technology. Single sided sensors are arranged in a compact structure, called a stave, with integrated readout and cooling systems. This paper describes the general design of the Run IIb system, testing results of prototype electrical components (staves), and prototype silicon sensor performance before and after irradiation.

M. Aoki; N. Bacchetta; S. Behari et al.

2004-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Results from a Prototype MAPS Sensor Telescope and Readout Systemwith Zero Suppression for the Heavy Flavor Tracker at STAR  

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We describe a three Mimostar-2 Monolithic Active PixelSensor (MAPS) sensor telescope prototype with an accompanying readoutsystem incorporating on-the-fly data sparsification. The system has beencharacterized and we report on the measured performance of the sensortelescope and readout system in beam tests conducted both at the AdvancedLight Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and inthe STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Thiseffort is part of the development and prototyping work that will lead toa vertex detector for the STAR experiment.

Greiner, Leo C.; Matis, Howard S.; Ritter, Hans G.; Rose, AndrewA.; Stezelberger, Thorsten; Sun, Xiangming; Szelezniak, Michal A.; Thomas, James H.; Vu, Chinh Q.; Wieman, Howard H.

2008-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Adsorption of the first layer of argon on graphite (*) Laboratoire des Composs non St0153chiomtriques,  

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]. The cooling bath is solid nitrogen obtained by pumping. The adsorption cell, enclosed in an aluminium blockL-9 Adsorption of the first layer of argon on graphite (*) F. Millot Laboratoire des Composés non déterminé des isothermes d'adsorption d'argon sur le graphite entre 55 et 62 K. Nous proposons une

Boyer, Edmond

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Influence of dissociative recombination on the LTE of argon high-frequency plasmas at atmospheric pressure  

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) model that we developed for an argon microwave (2.45 GHz) plasma at atmospheric pressure. This model-1- Influence of dissociative recombination on the LTE of argon high-frequency plasmas at atmospheric pressure A. Sáinz1 , J. Margot2 , M. C. García1 , M. D. Calzada1 1 Grupo de Espectroscopía de

Boyer, Edmond

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INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE AERONAUTICAL SCIENCES Hypersonic flows of argon, nitrogen, oxygen,  

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, nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide near a toroidal ballute have been investigated numerically using of nitrogen, dissociating oxygen, argon, and carbon dioxide at 8R H 2R and the Knudsen number Kn D from 02G code [12]. Collisions in nitrogen, argon, oxygen, and carbon dioxide are modeled using

Riabov, Vladimir V.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - argon plasma column Sample Search Results  

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surface wave produced plasma column obtained at 40 mtorr of argon in a 25 mm i.d. pyrex tube... shows the plasma column obtained at 40 mtorr of argon in a 25 mm i.d. tube with 80 W...

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The Development of Coplanar CZT Detectors for Gamma-Ray Astronomy  

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The development of CdZnTe detectors with an orthogpnal coplanar anode structure has important implications for future astrophysical instrumentation. As electron-only devices, like pixel detectors, coplanar anode strip detectors can be fabricated in the thickness required to be effective for photons with energies in excess of 500 keV. Unlike conventional double-sided strip detectors, the coplanar anode strip detectors require segmented contacts and signal processing electronics on only one surface. This facilitates the fabrication of closely-packed large area arrays that will be required for the next generation of coded aperture imagers. These detectors provide both very good energy resolution and sub-millimeter spatial resolution (in all three spatial dimensions) with far fewer electronic channels than are required for pixel detectors. Here we summarize results obtained from prototype detectors having a thickness of 5 mm and outline a concept for large area applications.

McConnell, M L; Macri, J R; McClish, M; Ryan, J R

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detectors (XSD) | Advanced Photon Source  

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the APS Detector Pool; conducts R&D in x-ray detectors; and operates several x-ray generators. diffuse Detector Pool The Detectors Group operates the APS Detector Pool. Submit a...

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Development of a cold-neutron imaging detector based on thick gaseous electron multiplier  

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We present the results of our recent studies on a cold-neutron imaging detector prototype based on THick Gaseous Electron Multiplier (THGEM). The detector consists of a thin Boron layer, for neutron-to-charged particle conversion, coupled to two THGEM electrodes in cascade for charge amplification and a position-sensitive charge-readout anode. The detector operates in Ne/(5%)CF{sub 4}, at atmospheric pressure, in a stable condition at a gain of around 10{sup 4}. Due to the geometrical structure of the detector elements (THGEM geometry and charge read-out anode), the image of detector active area shows a large inhomogeneity, corrected using a dedicated flat-filed correction algorithm. The prototype provides a detection efficiency of 5% and an effective spatial resolution of the order of 1.3 mm.

Cortesi, M. [Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villigen PSI CH-5234 (Switzerland); Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich CH-8092 (Switzerland); Zboray, R.; Kaestner, A. [Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villigen PSI CH-5234 (Switzerland); Prasser, H.-M. [Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich CH-8092 (Switzerland)

2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

157

Fluorescence Detector for Capillary Separations Fabricated by 3D Printing  

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Fluorescence Detector for Capillary Separations Fabricated by 3D Printing ... Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, rapid prototyping, or solid-freeform technology, has become an efficient method for rapid prototyping and fabrication applications ranging from small home projects to architecture and industrial machining. ... Compared to the more expensive alternatives using the standard optic component, the 3D printing provides significant cost reduction and, especially, sharing of information between laboratories for easy replication or further modifications, customization of the spatial arrangement, and miniaturization. ...

Jan Prikryl; Frantisek Foret

2014-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Performances of linseed oil-free bakelite RPC prototypes with cosmic ray muons  

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A comparative study has been performed on Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) made of two different grades of bakelite paper laminates, produced and commercially available in India. The chambers, operated in the streamer mode using argon, tetrafluroethane and isobutane in 34:59:7 mixing ratio, are tested for the efficiency and the stability with cosmic rays. A particular grade of bakelite (P-120, NEMA LI-1989 Grade XXX), used for high voltage insulation in humid conditions, was found to give satisfactory performance with stable efficiency of > 96% continuously for more than 130 days. A thin coating of silicone fluid on the inner surfaces of the bakelite RPC is found to be necessary for operation of the detector.

Biswas, S; Bose, S; Chattopadhyay, S; Saha, S; Sharan, M K; Viyogi, Y P

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype bucket foundation for wind turbines  

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Prototype bucket foundation for wind turbines -natural frequency estimation Lars Bo Ibsen Morten bucket foundation for wind turbines -natural frequency estimation by Lars Bo Ibsen Morten Liingaard foundation for wind turbines--natural frequency estimation" is divided into four numbered sections

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Fuzzy prototype model and semantic distance  

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It is a challenge to provide an intelligent product suggestion for these new customers without previous shopping records in the supermarket application. To solve such a problem, we design a hybrid fuzzy expert system for recommendation using the improved ... Keywords: Fuzzy c means, Fuzzy decision tree, Fuzzy prototype, Recommendation system, Semantic coordinate, Semantic distance

Dong (Walter) Xie; Jim F. Baldwin

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Future Internet Infrastructures for FI Prototyping  

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++ Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, Berlin ++ www.fokus.fraunhofer.de/go/innovation ++ 11­2009 #12;Future Internet Berlin AV de- partment (Architektur für Vermittlungskno- ten). Part of the Fraunhofer innovation clusFuture Internet Infrastructures for FI Prototyping NGN Evolution toward Future Internet Fraunhofer

Wichmann, Felix

162

Development of a prototype lignin concentration sensor  

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The US Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Technologies, is sponsoring a research and development program for the development of a real-time, in-situ sensor to measure the concentration of lignin in wood pulp. The program is composed of phase I showing feasibility which is now complete, phase II for development and testing of a Field Prototype, in progress, Phase III commercialization. Phase I work (funded entirely by B&W) demonstrated a correlation between the fluorescence intensity and lignin concentration (as measured by TAPPI procedure, T 236 hm-85 Kappa Number of Pulp) for undiluted wood pulp samples. In Phase II, a laboratory test program directed at characterizing the fluorescence of wood pulp has been conducted as a prelude to the design of a prototype sensor. The current report summarizes the testing completed in Phase I and documents the Phase II laboratory testing completed through December 1991. Future Phase II efforts include additional laboratory testing, design and fabrication of a prototype sensor, and field testing of the prototype sensor. Phase III of the program will concentrate on the incorporation of the sensor into a control system and commercialization of the sensor.

Malito, M.L.; Jeffers, L.A.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a prototype lignin concentration sensor  

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The US Department of Energy, Office of Industrial Technologies, is sponsoring a research and development program for the development of a real-time, in-situ sensor to measure the concentration of lignin in wood pulp. The program is composed of phase I showing feasibility which is now complete, phase II for development and testing of a Field Prototype, in progress, Phase III commercialization. Phase I work (funded entirely by B W) demonstrated a correlation between the fluorescence intensity and lignin concentration (as measured by TAPPI procedure, T 236 hm-85 Kappa Number of Pulp) for undiluted wood pulp samples. In Phase II, a laboratory test program directed at characterizing the fluorescence of wood pulp has been conducted as a prelude to the design of a prototype sensor. The current report summarizes the testing completed in Phase I and documents the Phase II laboratory testing completed through December 1991. Future Phase II efforts include additional laboratory testing, design and fabrication of a prototype sensor, and field testing of the prototype sensor. Phase III of the program will concentrate on the incorporation of the sensor into a control system and commercialization of the sensor.

Malito, M.L.; Jeffers, L.A.

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nested Autonomy Prototype for Distributed Undersea Sensing  

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MOOS-IvP Nested Autonomy Prototype for Distributed Undersea Sensing User's Guide H. Schmidt, M Autonomous Network Architecture, based on the Nested Autonomy paradigm, as implemented and operated Nested Autonomy Paradigm for Distributed Undersea Sensing 11 2 Autonomy in Communication

Schmidt, Henrik

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Deep-Sea Research I 51 (2004) 15171528 The solubility of neon, nitrogen and argon in distilled water  

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of these gases. We present new solubility measurements for neon, nitrogen and argon in distilled water reserved. Keywords: Gas solubility; Saturation; Neon; Nitrogen; Argon; Inert gases 1. IntroductionDeep-Sea Research I 51 (2004) 1517­1528 The solubility of neon, nitrogen and argon in distilled

Emerson, Steven R.

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Carbon dioxide, argon, nitrogen and methane clathrate hydrates:1 thermodynamic modelling, investigation of their stability in Martian2  

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1 Carbon dioxide, argon, nitrogen and methane clathrate hydrates:1 thermodynamic modelling-4Dec2012 #12;3 Keywords: Mars, clathrate hydrate, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, argon, methane, equilibrium and allows to simulating a Martian gas, CO2 dominated (95.3%) plus nitrogen6 (2.7%) and argon (2

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Clinical prototype of a plastic water-equivalent scintillating fiber dosimeter array for QA applications  

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A clinical prototype of a scintillating fiber dosimeter array for quality assurance applications is presented. The array consists of a linear array of 29 plastic scintillation detectors embedded in a water-equivalent plastic sheet coupled to optical fibers used to guide optical photons to a charge coupled device (CCD) camera. The CCD is packaged in a light-tight, radiation-shielded housing designed for convenient transport. A custom designed connector is used to ensure reproducible mechanical positioning of the optical fibers relative to the CCD. Profile and depth dose characterization measurements are presented and show that the prototype provides excellent dose measurement reproducibility ({+-}0.8%) in-field and good accuracy ({+-}1.6% maximum deviation) relative to the dose measured with an IC10 ionization chamber.

Lacroix, Frederic; Archambault, Louis; Gingras, Luc; Guillot, Mathieu; Beddar, A. Sam; Beaulieu, Luc [Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d'Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec, G1K 7P4 (Canada) and Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec, Quebec G1R2J6 (Canada); Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d'Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4 (Canada) and Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec, Quebec G1R2J6 (Canada); Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Departement de Physique, de Genie Physique et d'Optique, Universite Laval, Quebec, Quebec, G1K 7P4 (Canada) and Departement de Radio-Oncologie, Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Quebec, Quebec, Quebec G1R2J6 (Canada)

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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GADRAS Detector Response Function.  

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The Gamma Detector Response and Analysis Software (GADRAS) applies a Detector Response Function (DRF) to compute the output of gamma-ray and neutron detectors when they are exposed to radiation sources. The DRF is fundamental to the ability to perform forward calculations (i.e., computation of the response of a detector to a known source), as well as the ability to analyze spectra to deduce the types and quantities of radioactive material to which the detectors are exposed. This document describes how gamma-ray spectra are computed and the significance of response function parameters that define characteristics of particular detectors.

Mitchell, Dean J.; Harding, Lee; Thoreson, Gregory G; Horne, Steven M.

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Room-temperature atmospheric argon plasma jet sustained with submicrosecond high-voltage pulses  

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In this letter, an experimental study is presented to characterize a room-temperature plasma jet in atmospheric argon generated with submicrosecond voltage pulses at 4 kHz. Distinct from sinusoidally produced argon discharges that are prone to thermal runaway instabilities, the pulsed atmospheric argon plasma jet is stable and cold with an electron density 3.9 times greater than that in a comparable sinusoidal jet. Its optical emission is also much stronger. Electrical measurement suggests that the discharge event is preceded with a prebreakdown phase and its plasma stability is facilitated by the short voltage pulses.

Walsh, J. L.; Kong, M. G. [Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU (United Kingdom)

2007-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

170

Ultratrace detector for hand-held gas chromatography  

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An ultratrace detector system for hand-held gas chromatography having high sensitivity, for example, to emissions generated during production of weapons, biological compounds, drugs, etc. The detector system is insensitive to water, air, helium, argon, oxygen, and C0.sub.2. The detector system is basically composed of a hand-held capillary gas chromatography (GC), an insulated heated redox-chamber, a detection chamber, and a vapor trap. For example, the detector system may use gas phase redox reactions and spectral absorption of mercury vapor. The gas chromatograph initially separates compounds that percolate through a bed of heated mercuric oxide (HgO) in a silica--or other metal--aerogel material which acts as an insulator. Compounds easily oxidized by HgO liberate atomic mercury that subsequently pass through a detection chamber which includes a detector cell, such as quartz, that is illuminated with a 254 nm ultra-violet (UV) mercury discharge lamp which generates the exact mercury absorption bands that are used to detect the liberated mercury atoms. Atomic mercury strongly absorbs 254 nm energy is therefore a specific signal for reducing compounds eluting from the capillary GC, whereafter the atomic mercury is trapped for example, in a silicon-aerogel trap.

Andresen, Brian D. (Livermore, CA); Miller, Fred S. (Bethal Island, CA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototypical Consolidation Demonstration Project: Final report  

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This is the final report of the Prototypical Consolidation Demonstration Project, which was funded by the US Department of Energy`s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. The project had two objectives: (a) to develop and demonstrate a prototype of production-scale equipment for the dry, horizontal consolidation and packaging of spent nuclear fuel rods from commercial boiling water reactor and pressurized water reactor fuel assemblies, and (b) to report the development and demonstration results to the US Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office. This report summarizes the activities and conclusions of the project management contractor, EG&G Idaho, Inc., and the fabrication and testing contractor, NUS Corporation (NUS). The report also presents EG&G Idaho`s assessments of the equipment and procedures developed by NUS.

Gili, J.A.; Poston, V.K.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The High Energy Detector of Simbol-X  

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The High Energy Detector (HED) is one of the three detection units on board the Simbol-X detector spacecraft. It is placed below the Low Energy Detector so as to collect focused photons in the energy range from 8 to 80 keV. It consists of a mosaic of 64 independent cameras, divided in 8 sectors. Each elementary detection unit, called Caliste, is the hybridization of a 256-pixel Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) detector with full custom front-end electronics into a unique component. The status of the HED design will be reported. The promising results obtained from the first micro-camera prototypes called Caliste 64 and Caliste 256 will be presented to illustrate the expected performance of the instrument.

Meuris, A.; Limousin, O.; Blondel, C.; Le Mer, I.; Pinsard, F.; Cara, C.; Goetschy, A.; Martignac, J.; Laurent, P.; Chipaux, R.; Rio, Y.; Fontignie, J.; Horeau, B.; Ferrando, P. [CEA, Irfu, SAP-Orme des Merisiers, bat. 709-91191 GIF SUR YVETTE Cedex (France); Lugiez, F.; Gevin, O.; Tauzin, G.; Herve, S. [CEA, Irfu, SEDI-bat. 141-91191 GIF SUR YVETTE Cedex (France); Authier, M. [CEA, Irfu, SIS-bat. 472-91191 GIF SUR YVETTE Cedex (France)

2009-05-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Special Nuclear Material Detection with a Water Cherenkov based Detector  

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Fission events from Special Nuclear Material (SNM), such as highly enriched uranium or plutonium, produce a number of neutrons and high energy gamma-rays. Assuming the neutron multiplicity is approximately Poissonian with an average of 2 to 3, the observation of time correlations between these particles from a cargo container would constitute a robust signature of the presence of SNM inside. However, in order to be sensitive to the multiplicity, one would require a high total efficiency. There are two approaches to maximize the total efficiency; maximizing the detector efficiency or maximizing the detector solid angle coverage. The advanced detector group at LLNL is investigating one way to maximize the detector size. We are designing and building a water Cerenkov based gamma and neutron detector for the purpose of developing an efficient and cost effective way to deploy a large solid angle car wash style detector. We report on our progress in constructing a larger detector and also present preliminary results from our prototype detector that indicates detection of neutrons.

Sweany, M; Bernstein, A; Bowden, N; Dazeley, S; Svoboda, R

2008-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas  

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The specifications of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) have placed stringent requirements on the mechanical performance of its antennas. As part of the evaluation process of the VertexRSI and Alcatel EIE Consortium (AEC) ALMA prototype antennas, measurements of the path length, thermal, and azimuth bearing performance were made under a variety of weather conditions and observing modes. The results of mechanical measurements, reported here, are compared to the antenna specifications.

A. Greve; J. G. Mangum

2007-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Gamma spectroscopic measurements using the PID350 pixelated CdTe radiation detector  

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Spectroscopic measurements are presented using the PID350 pixelated gamma radiation detectors. A high-speed data acquisition system has been developed in order to reduce the data loss during the data reading in case of a high flux of photons. A data analysis framework has been developed in order to improve the resolution of the acquired energy spectra, using specific calibration parameters for each PID350's pixel. Three PID350 detectors have been used to construct a stacked prototype system and spectroscopic measurements have been performed in order to test the ability of the prototype to localize radioactive sources.

Karafasoulis, K; Seferlis, S; Papadakis, I; Loukas, D; Lambropoulos, C; Potiriadis, C

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototalk : an Environment for Teaching, Understanding, Designing and Prototyping  

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With prototype-based languages, concretization and abstraction are unified into a single concept a prototype into several variations. In the first age of prototype-based languages, research languages such as Self [3-client programming language [21] [22]. More recently IO, a new and extremely compact language with Newton

Ducasse, Stéphane

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Midas: fabricating custom capacitive touch sensors to prototype interactive objects  

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An increasing number of consumer products include user interfaces that rely on touch input. While digital fabrication techniques such as 3D printing make it easier to prototype the shape of custom devices, adding interactivity to such prototypes remains ... Keywords: capacitive touch sensing, design tools, fabrication, prototyping

Valkyrie Savage; Xiaohan Zhang; Björn Hartmann

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Optimization and Assessment on DG adoption in Japanese Prototype Buildings  

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five prototype commercial buildings and uses D E R - C A Min Japanese Prototype Buildings Nan Zhou, Chris Marnay, Ryanin Japanese Prototype Buildings Nan Zhou , Chris Marnay ,

Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan; Gao, Weijun; Nishida, Masaru

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental research on the THGEM-based thermal neutron detector  

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A new thermal neutron detector with the domestically produced THGEM (THick Gas Electron Multiplier) was developed as an alternative to 3He to meet the needs of the next generation of neutron facilities. One type of Au-coated THGEM was designed specifically for the neutron detection. A detector prototype had been developed and the preliminary experimental tests were presented, including the performance of the Au-coated THGEM working in the Ar/CO2 gas mixtures and the neutron imaging test with 252CF source, which would provide the reference of experimental data for the research in future.

Lei, Yang; Zhi-Jia, Sun; Ying, Zhang; Chao-Qiang, Huang; Guang-Ai, Sun; Yan-Feng, Wang; Gui-An, Yang; Hong, Xu; Yu-Guang, Xie; Yuan-Bo, Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Discharge characteristics of atmospheric-pressure radio-frequency glow discharges with argon/nitrogen  

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In this letter, atmospheric-pressure glow discharges in {gamma} mode with argon/nitrogen as the plasma-forming gas using water-cooled, bare copper electrodes driven by radio-frequency power supply at 13.56 MHz are achieved. The preliminary studies on the discharge characteristics show that, induced by the {alpha}-{gamma} coexisting mode or {gamma} mode discharge of argon, argon-nitrogen mixture with any mixing ratios, even pure nitrogen, can be employed to generate the stable {gamma} mode radio-frequency, atmospheric-pressure glow discharges and the discharge voltage rises with increasing the fraction of nitrogen in the argon-nitrogen mixture for a constant total gas flow rate.

Wang Huabo; Sun Wenting; Li Heping; Bao Chengyu; Gao Xing; Luo Huiying [Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100069 (China); Beijing Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Beijing 100013 (China)

2006-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of oxygen traces on an atmospheric-pressure radio-frequency capacitive argon plasma discharge  

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An atmospheric-pressure capacitive discharge source driven by radio-frequency power supply at 13.56 MHz has been developed experimentally that is capable of producing a homogeneous and cold glow discharge in O2/Ar. With respect to the influence of oxygen component when diluted into argon plasmadischarge on the dischargecharacteristics the measurements of the electrical parameters (impedance phase angle resistance and reactance) are made systematically and the densities of the metastable and resonant state of argon are determined by means of optical emission spectroscopy(OES). It is shown that the admixture of oxygen into argon plasma not only changes the electric characteristics but also alters the optical emission spectra greatly due to strong interaction between the oxygen content and the argon in the plasma environment.

Shou-Zhe Li; Qi Wu; Wen Yan; Dezhen Wang; Han S. Uhm

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Demonstration of Light Guides for Light Detection in Liquid Argon TPCs  

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Liquid Argon (LAr) Time Projection Chambers (TPCs) are a developing technology that is becoming a popular choice for neutrino and dark matter experiments due to the low cost of the LAr as a target material and the high ...

Ignarra, C.M.

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storage tanks Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: argon storage tanks Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Large and Small (Far and Near) Liquid...

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(d 2 cm) within delays of t 10 s after... F- laser ablation of silicon into flowing argon gas at 1 Torr. Within t 20 s, collisions... to reflect from the target surface at t 300 s...

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electric field, E. In the solution of the equation no expansion... mixtures (with a gas density N) of methane and argon subjected to an external constant electric field E...

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electric field, E. In the solution of the equation no expansion... mixtures (with a gas density N) of methane and argon subjected to an external constant electric field E...

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electric field, E. In the solution of the equation no expansion... mixtures (with a gas density N) of methane and argon subjected to an external constant electric field E...

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Comparison of Small Cluster Effects in Argon Lennard-Jones Nucleation  

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Comparison of Small Cluster Effects in Argon Lennard-Jones Nucleation Barbara Hale and Gerald of volume, V, with each cluster size constituting an ideal gas species. The law of mass action for a dilute

Hale, Barbara N.

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electric field, E. In the solution of the equation no expansion... mixtures (with a gas density N) of methane and argon subjected to an external constant electric field E...

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LIBRARY AT UTSI CONTACT Wes McMinn AT EXT 313 Summary: . Handling Oxygen Safely by Praxair (11:40 minutes). 3. Using Nitrogen and Argon Safely by Linde (23... :30 minutes) 4....

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Experimental Study on the Thermal Argon Plasma Generation and Jet Length Change Characteristics at Atmospheric Pressure  

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The generation, jet length and flow-regime change characteristics of argon plasma issuing into ambient air have been experimentally examined. Different torch structures have been used in the tests. Laminar pla...

Wenxia Pan; Xian Meng; Chengkang Wu; Xi Chen

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of condensed products of graphite evaporation in an electric arc in argon and helium atmosphere  

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The composition of products formed in the discharge chamber at the synthesis of nanostructures by arc discharge was investigated. The fullerene soot obtained in an argon atmosphere was shown to contain at leas...

V. I. Podgornyi; S. D. Kushch; A. N. Yakovlev…

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Appl. Phys. 38 (2005) 15771587 doi:10.10880022-37273810013 Summary: mixtures (with a gas density N) of methane and argon subjected to an external constant electric field E......

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Letter of Intent Summary: arXiv:hep-ex0408121v124Aug2004 Letter of Intent FLARE Fermilab Liquid ARgon Experiments Version 1... Oscillations Studies with the Off-axis...

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one of the earliest isotope... this is not always the case--see later). The naturally occurring isotopes of argon are measured by mass spectrometry... isotopes but also small...

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one of the earliest isotope... this is not always the case--see later). The naturally occurring isotopes of argon are measured by mass spectrometry... isotopes but also small...

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Angular Distribution of Argon Ions and X-Ray Emissions in the Apf Plasma Focus Device  

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Angular distribution of ion beam emission from an argon gas-filled plasma focus devices has been investigated using an array...24 ions/steradian. Also, the study on the angular distribution of X-rays has been car...

G. R. Etaati; R. Amrollahi; M. Habibi; R. Baghdadi

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron-Hadron shower discrimination in a liquid argon time projection chamber  

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By exploiting structural differences between electromagnetic and hadronic showers in a multivariate analysis we present an efficient Electron-Hadron discrimination algorithm for liquid argon time projection chambers, validated using Geant4 simulated data.

J. J. Back; G. J. Barker; A. J. Bennieston; S. B. Boyd; B. Morgan; Y. A. Ramachers

2012-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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power, Pe;ped does not decrease appreciably after argon injection (not shown). The energy loss per... an ELM. Although a strong H-mode transport barrier is maintained with ......

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The BABAR Detector  

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BABAR Detector BABAR Detector This page provides background information on HEP detectors in general and the BaBar detector in particular. A Technical Introduction to Particle-Physics Experiments A particle physics experiment has two basic components: an accelerator and a detector. The particle accelerator's job is to produce the high-energy particles. It does this by taking a particle, speeding it up using electromagnetic fields, and crashing it into another particle. At first, only one or two high-energy particles are produced, but these soon decay to many more lower-energy particles, so you end up with lots of particles shooting out from the collision point. The detector's job is to record information about the particles. A typical particle detector consists of several subdetectors, each of which performs a different type of measurement. Particles from the collision pass through and interact with each subdetector, and the results are recorded.

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Effect of Temperature on the Complexity of Solid Argon System  

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We study the measure of complexity in solid Argon(Ar) system from the time series data of kinetic energy(KE) of single Ar atoms at different equilibrated temperatures. To account the inherent multi-scale dependence of the complexity, the multi-scale entropy (MSE) of the time series of KE of individual Ar atoms are computed at different equilibrated temperatures. The MSE study reveals that the dynamics of an atom becomes more complex at higher temperatures and the result corroborates well with the variation of the pair correlation function of the atoms in the solid Ar crystal. Also, We repeat the MSE analysis for program generated Levy noise time series and for time series data obtained from the outcomes of exponential decay with noise dx(t) = -x(t) dt + sigma x dB(t)(Langevin equation). Our study establishes that the scale dependence of sample entropy for time series of KE of individual atoms in solid Ar system has similar tendency as that of Levy noise time series and the outcomes of exponential decay with n...

Giri, A; Barat, P

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Free electron lifetime achievements in Liquid Argon Imaging TPC  

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A key feature for the success of the Liquid Argon TPC technology is the industrial purification against electro-negative impurities, especially Oxygen and Nitrogen remnants, which have to be initially and continuously kept at an exceptional purity. New purification techniques have been applied to a 120 litres LAr-TPC test facility in the INFN-LNL laboratory. Through-going muon tracks have been used to monitor the LAr purity. The short path length used (30 cm) is compensated by the high accuracy in the observation of the specific ionization of cosmic rays muons at sea level. A free electron lifetime of (21.4+7.3-4.3) ms, namely > 15.8 ms at 90 % C.L. has been observed under stable conditions over several weeks, corresponding to about 15 ppt (part per trillion) of Oxygen equivalent. At 500 V/cm, where the electron speed is approximately of 1.5 mm/us, the free electron lifetime >15 ms corresponds to an attenuation <15 % for a drift path of 5 m, opening the way to reliable operation of LAr TPC for exceptionall...

Baibussinov, B; Calligarich, E; Centro, S; Cieslik, K; Farnese, C; Fava, A; Gibin, D; Guglielmi, A; Meng, G; Pietropaolo, F; Rubbia, C; Varanini, F; Ventura, S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operating parameters and oscillation characteristics of an anode-layer Hall thruster with argon propellant  

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Abstract Currently, the propellant most often used in Hall effect thrusters is xenon and in recent years occasionally krypton. However, both noble gases are extremely scarce on Earth and missions with high propellant demand, e.g., high-power operation, are defied due to the limited annual production. Therefore, alternative abundant propellants like argon need to be considered. In this paper, the operation characteristics of the anode-layer Hall thruster (TAL) UT-58 with argon propellant are evaluated. Further, the guidelines of high-power operation with argon propellant have been investigated by discussing the discharge stability in each propellant using the same performance map. Finally, it is shown by these maps that optimum magnetic lines by magnetic shielding can be applied to the anode-layer Hall thruster with argon propellant. As a result, three regions were determined by comparing the oscillation amplitude using both xenon and argon, and it was discovered that the optimum operating points with argon propellant are in a region with low magnetic flux density.

Daiki Fujita; Rei Kawashima; Yuki Ito; Shohei Akagi; Jun Suzuki; Tony Schönherr; Hiroyuki Koizumi; Kimiya Komurasaki

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a prototype optical refrigerator  

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This is the final report of a one-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The authors have carried out a range of tasks directed toward the construction and testing of a proof-of-principle optical refrigerator prototype. They procured and tested new cooling elements that are at the heart of an optical refrigerator. The cooling element absorbs pump radiation and then fluoresces with nearly unity quantum efficiency. They constructed and tested a cooling chamber with low thermal emissivity walls that reduces the parasitic heating.

Epstein, R.I.; Edwards, B.C.; Sigel, G.H.

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype for dS/CFT correspondence  

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We consider dS2/CFT1 where the asymptotic symmetry group of the de Sitter spacetime contains the Virasoro algebra. We construct representations of the Virasoro algebra realized in the Fock space of a massive scalar field in de Sitter space, built as excitations of the Euclidean vacuum state. These representations are unitary, without highest weight, and have vanishing central charge. They provide a prototype for a new class of conformal field theories dual to de Sitter backgrounds in string theory. The mapping of operators in the CFT to bulk quantities is described in detail. We comment on the extension to dS3/CFT2.

Alberto Güijosa; David A. Lowe; Jeff Murugan

2005-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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LANSCE Wire Scanner System Prototype: Switchyard Test  

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On November 19, 2011, the beam diagnostics team of Los Alamos National Laboratory's LANSCE accelerator facility conducted a test of a prototype wire scanner system for future deployment within the accelerator's switchyard area. The primary focus of this test was to demonstrate the wire scanner control system's ability to extend its functionality beyond acquiring lower energy linac beam profile measurements to acquiring data in the switchyard. This study summarizes the features and performance characteristics of the electronic and mechanical implementation of this system with details focusing on the test results.

Sedillo, James D [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototyping of the ILC Baseline Positron Target  

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The ILC positron system uses novel helical undulators to create a powerful photon beam from the main electron beam. This beam is passed through a titanium target to convert it into electron-positron pairs. The target is constructed as a 1 m diameter wheel spinning at 2000 RPM to smear the 1 ms ILC pulse train over 10 cm. A pulsed flux concentrating magnet is used to increase the positron capture efficiency. It is cooled to liquid nitrogen temperatures to maximize the flatness of the magnetic field over the 1 ms ILC pulse train. We report on prototyping effort on this system.

Gronberg, J; Brooksby, C; Piggott, T; Abbott, R; Javedani, J; Cook, E

2012-02-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype dining hall energy efficiency study  

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The energy consumption of food service facilities is among the highest of any commercial building type, owing to the special requirements for food preparation, sanitation, and ventilation. Consequently, the US Air Force Engineering and Services Center (AFESC) contracted with Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) to collect and analyze end-use energy consumption data for a prototypical dining hall and make specific recommendations on cost-effective energy conservation options. This information will be used to establish or update criteria for dining hall designs and retrofits as appropriate. 6 refs., 21 figs., 23 tabs.

Mazzucchi, R.P.; Bailey, S.A.; Zimmerman, P.W.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inner-Shell Ionization Cross Sections of Argon, Krypton, and Xenon by 1.5- to 5.0-MeV Protons  

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The radiative decay of K-shell vacancies of argon, krypton, and xenon, and L-shell vacancies of krypton and xenon, has been observed with a Si(Li) x-ray detector for thin gas targets of these atoms excited by 1.5- to 5.0-MeV protons. X-ray yields were measured as a function of target thickness under single-collision conditions, and inner-shell ionization cross sections were determined using atomic fluorescence yields. The L-shell ionization cross sections obtained are in good agreement with theoretical calculations in the plane-wave Born approximation. The K-shell cross sections show good agreement with these calculations for the argon K shell, but fall above the theoretical values for krypton and xenon, the discrepancy with theory increasing with increasing atomic number. The binary-encounter model was also compared to the experimental K-shell ionization cross sections, and for all gases the agreement is somewhat worse. K?K? relative intensities for krypton and xenon were determined, and good agreement of these values with the results of experiments using other modes of excitation is shown.

Loren M. Winters; James R. Macdonald; Matt D. Brown; Louis D. Ellsworth; Tang Chiao

1973-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Background Measurements from Balloon-Borne CZT Detectors  

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We report detector characteristics and background measurements from two prototype imaging CZT detectors flown on a scientific balloon payload in May 2001. The detectors are both platinum-contact 10mm x 10mm x 5mm CZT crystals, each with a 4 $\\times$ 4 array of pixels tiling the anode. One is made from IMARAD horizontal Bridgman CZT, the other from eV Products high-pressure Bridgman material. Both detectors were mounted side-by-side in a flip-chip configuration and read out by a 32-channel IDE VA/TA ASIC preamp/shaper. We enclosed the detectors in the same 40deg field-of-view collimator (comprisinga graded passive shield and plastic scintillator) used in our previously-reported September 2000 flight. I-V curves for the detectors are diode-like, and we find that the platinum contacts adhere significantly better to the CZT surfaces than gold to previous detectors. The detectors and instrumentation performed well in a 20-hour balloon flight on 23/24 May 2001. Although we discovered a significant instrumental background component in flight, it was possible to measure and subtract this component from the spectra. The resulting IMARAD detector background spectrum (from 30 keV to ~450 keV) reaches ~5 x 10^{-3}$ counts/cm^2 -sec-keV at 100 keV and has a power-law index of ~2 at high energies. The eV Products detector has a similar spectrum, although there is more uncertainty in the energy scale because of calibration complications.

Johnathan A Jenkins; Tomohiko Narita; Jonathan E. Grindlay; Peter F. Bloser; Carl Stahle; Brad Parker; Scott Barthelmy

2002-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

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DEPFET active pixel detectors for a future linear $e^+e^-$ collider  

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The DEPFET collaboration develops highly granular, ultra-transparent active pixel detectors for high-performance vertex reconstruction at future collider experiments. The characterization of detector prototypes has proven that the key principle, the integration of a first amplification stage in a detector-grade sensor material, can provide a comfortable signal to noise ratio of over 40 for a sensor thickness of 50-75 $\\mathrm{\\mathbf{\\mu m}}$. ASICs have been designed and produced to operate a DEPFET pixel detector with the required read-out speed. A complete detector concept is being developed, including solutions for mechanical support, cooling and services. In this paper the status of DEPFET R & D project is reviewed in the light of the requirements of the vertex detector at a future linear $\\mathbf{e^+ e^-}$ collider.

Alonso, O; Dieguez, A; Dingfelder, J; Hemperek, T; Kishishita, T; Kleinohl, T; Koch, M; Krueger, H; Lemarenko, M; Luetticke, F; Marinas, C; Schnell, M; Wermes, N; Campbell, A; Ferber, T; Kleinwort, C; Niebuhr, C; Soloviev, Y; Steder, M; Volkenborn, R; Yaschenko, S; Fischer, P; Kreidl, C; Peric, I; Knopf, J; Ritzert, M; Curras, E; Lopez-Virto, A; Moya, D; Vila, I; Boronat, M; Esperante, D; Fuster, J; Garcia Garcia, I; Lacasta, C; Oyanguren, A; Ruiz, P; Timon, G; Vos, M; Gessler, T; Kuehn, W; Lange, S; Muenchow, D; Spruck, B; Frey, A; Geisler, C; Schwenker, B; Wilk, F; Barvich, T; Heck, M; Heindl, S; Lutz, O; Mueller, Th; Pulvermacher, C; Simonis, H.J; Weiler, T; Krausser, T; Lipsky, O; Rummel, S; Schieck, J; Schlueter, T; Ackermann, K; Andricek, L; Chekelian, V; Chobanova, V; Dalseno, J; Kiesling, C; Koffmane, C; Gioi, L.Li; Moll, A; Moser, H.G; Mueller, F; Nedelkovska, E; Ninkovic, J; Petrovics, S; Prothmann, K; Richter, R; Ritter, A; Ritter, M; Simon, F; Vanhoefer, P; Wassatsch, A; Dolezal, Z; Drasal, Z; Kodys, P; Kvasnicka, P; Scheirich, J

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulse shapes from electron and photon induced events in segmented high-purity germanium detectors  

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Experiments built to search for neutrinoless double beta-decay are limited in their sensitivity not only by the exposure but also by the amount of background encountered. Radioactive isotopes in the surrounding of the detectors which emit gamma-radiation are expected to be a significant source of background in the GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA. Methods to select electron induced events and discriminate against photon induced events inside a germanium detector are presented in this paper. The methods are based on the analysis of the time structure of the detector response. Data were taken with a segmented GERDA prototype detector. It is shown that the analysis of the time response of the detector can be used to distinguish multiply scattered photons from electrons.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Kröninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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A Computuerized Operator Support System Prototype  

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A report was published by the Idaho National Laboratory in September of 2012, entitled Design to Achieve Fault Tolerance and Resilience, which described the benefits of automating operator actions for transients. The report identified situations in which providing additional automation in lieu of operator actions would be advantageous. It recognized that managing certain plant upsets is sometimes limited by the operator’s ability to quickly diagnose the fault and to take the needed actions in the time available. Undoubtedly, technology is underutilized in the nuclear power industry for operator assistance during plant faults and operating transients. In contrast, other industry sectors have amply demonstrated that various forms of operator advisory systems can enhance operator performance while maintaining the role and responsibility of the operator as the independent and ultimate decision-maker. A computerized operator support system (COSS) is proposed for use in nuclear power plants to assist control room operators in addressing time-critical plant upsets. A COSS is a collection of technologies to assist operators in monitoring overall plant performance and making timely, informed decisions on appropriate control actions for the projected plant condition. The COSS does not supplant the role of the operator, but rather provides rapid assessments, computations, and recommendations to reduce workload and augment operator judgment and decision-making during fast-moving, complex events. This project proposes a general model for a control room COSS that addresses a sequence of general tasks required to manage any plant upset: detection, validation, diagnosis, recommendation, monitoring, and recovery. The model serves as a framework for assembling a set of technologies that can be interrelated to assist with each of these tasks. A prototype COSS has been developed in order to demonstrate the concept and provide a test bed for further research. The prototype is based on four underlying elements consisting of a digital alarm system, computer-based procedures, PI&D system representations, and a recommender module for mitigation actions. At this point, the prototype simulates an interface to a sensor validation module and a fault diagnosis module. These two modules will be fully integrated in the next version of the prototype. The initial version of the prototype is now operational at the Idaho National Laboratory using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Human Systems Simulation Laboratory (HSSL). The HSSL is a full-scope, full-scale glass top simulator capable of simulating existing and future nuclear power plant main control rooms. The COSS is interfaced to the Generic Pressurized Water Reactor (gPWR) simulator with industry-typical control board layouts. The glass top panels display realistic images of the control boards that can be operated by touch gestures. A section of the simulated control board was dedicated to the COSS human-system interface (HSI), which resulted in a seamless integration of the COSS into the normal control room environment.

Ken Thomas; Ronald Boring; Roger Lew; Tom Ulrich; Richard Villim

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Computuerized Operator Support System Prototype  

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A report was published by the Idaho National Laboratory in September of 2012, entitled Design to Achieve Fault Tolerance and Resilience, which described the benefits of automating operator actions for transients. The report identified situations in which providing additional automation in lieu of operator actions would be advantageous. It recognized that managing certain plant upsets is sometimes limited by the operator’s ability to quickly diagnose the fault and to take the needed actions in the time available. Undoubtedly, technology is underutilized in the nuclear power industry for operator assistance during plant faults and operating transients. In contrast, other industry sectors have amply demonstrated that various forms of operator advisory systems can enhance operator performance while maintaining the role and responsibility of the operator as the independent and ultimate decision-maker. A computerized operator support system (COSS) is proposed for use in nuclear power plants to assist control room operators in addressing time-critical plant upsets. A COSS is a collection of technologies to assist operators in monitoring overall plant performance and making timely, informed decisions on appropriate control actions for the projected plant condition. The COSS does not supplant the role of the operator, but rather provides rapid assessments, computations, and recommendations to reduce workload and augment operator judgment and decision-making during fast-moving, complex events. This project proposes a general model for a control room COSS that addresses a sequence of general tasks required to manage any plant upset: detection, validation, diagnosis, recommendation, monitoring, and recovery. The model serves as a framework for assembling a set of technologies that can be interrelated to assist with each of these tasks. A prototype COSS has been developed in order to demonstrate the concept and provide a test bed for further research. The prototype is based on four underlying elements consisting of a digital alarm system, computer-based procedures, PI&D system representations, and a recommender module for mitigation actions. At this point, the prototype simulates an interface to a sensor validation module and a fault diagnosis module. These two modules will be fully integrated in the next version of the prototype. The initial version of the prototype is now operational at the Idaho National Laboratory using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Human Systems Simulation Laboratory (HSSL). The HSSL is a full-scope, full-scale glass top simulator capable of simulating existing and future nuclear power plant main control rooms. The COSS is interfaced to the Generic Pressurized Water Reactor (gPWR) simulator with industry-typical control board layouts. The glass top panels display realistic images of the control boards that can be operated by touch gestures. A section of the simulated control board was dedicated to the COSS human-system interface (HSI), which resulted in a seamless integration of the COSS into the normal control room environment.

Ken Thomas; Ronald Boring; Roger Lew; Tom Ulrich; Richard Villim

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detectors (5/5)  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

This lecture will serve as an introduction to particle detectors and detection techniques. In the first lecture, a historic overview of particle detector development will be given. In the second lecture, some basic techniques and concepts for particle detection will be discussed. In the third lecture, the interaction of particles with matter, the basis of particle detection, will be presented. The fourth and fifth lectures will discuss different detector types used for particle tracking, energy measurement and particle identification.

None

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

229

Detectors (4/5)  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

This lecture will serve as an introduction to particle detectors and detection techniques. In the first lecture, a historic overview of particle detector development will be given. In the second lecture, some basic techniques and concepts for particle detection will be discussed. In the third lecture, the interaction of particles with matter, the basis of particle detection, will be presented. The fourth and fifth lectures will discuss different detector types used for particle tracking, energy measurement and particle identification.

None

2011-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristic x-ray production by argon projectiles moving in graphite targets between 30 and 200 keV  

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Thick-target yields and x-ray spectra have been measured for argon ions impinging on graphite targets at energies between 30 and 200 keV. The thick-target yields of carbon K-shell and argon L-shell x rays are analyzed on the basis of a simple model involving multiple collisions and molecular-orbital promotions. The analysis results in average argon L-shell fluorescence yields and total decay rates for argon ions traversing the solid. These values are found to be substantially lower than those appropriate to argon ions traversing a gas target. An explanation for the differences is proposed, and found to be corroborated by analysis of the observed x-ray spectra. An approximate determination of the argon M-shell vacancy distribution is obtained and compared with beam-foil charge equilibrium measurements.

R. J. Fortner and J. D. Garcia

1975-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Amorphous Silicon Based Neutron Detector  

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Various large-scale neutron sources already build or to be constructed, are important for materials research and life science research. For all these neutron sources, neutron detectors are very important aspect. However, there is a lack of a high-performance and low-cost neutron beam monitor that provides time and temporal resolution. The objective of this SBIR Phase I research, collaboratively performed by Midwest Optoelectronics, LLC (MWOE), the University of Toledo (UT) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is to demonstrate the feasibility for amorphous silicon based neutron beam monitors that are pixilated, reliable, durable, fully packaged, and fabricated with high yield using low-cost method. During the Phase I effort, work as been focused in the following areas: 1) Deposition of high quality, low-defect-density, low-stress a-Si films using very high frequency plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (VHF PECVD) at high deposition rate and with low device shunting; 2) Fabrication of Si/SiO2/metal/p/i/n/metal/n/i/p/metal/SiO2/ device for the detection of alpha particles which are daughter particles of neutrons through appropriate nuclear reactions; and 3) Testing of various devices fabricated for alpha and neutron detection; As the main results: · High quality, low-defect-density, low-stress a-Si films have been successfully deposited using VHF PECVD on various low-cost substrates; · Various single-junction and double junction detector devices have been fabricated; · The detector devices fabricated have been systematically tested and analyzed. · Some of the fabricated devices are found to successfully detect alpha particles. Further research is required to bring this Phase I work beyond the feasibility demonstration toward the final prototype devices. The success of this project will lead to a high-performance, low-cost, X-Y pixilated neutron beam monitor that could be used in all of the neutron facilities worldwide. In addition, the technologies developed here could be used to develop X-ray and neutron monitors that could be used in the future for security checks at the airports and other critical facilities. The project would lead to devices that could significantly enhance the performance of multi-billion dollar neutron source facilities in the US and bring our nation to the forefront of neutron beam sciences and technologies which have enormous impact to materials, life science and military research and applications.

Xu, Liwei

2004-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

232

Adaptors for radiation detectors  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Described herein are adaptors and other devices for radiation detectors that can be used to make accurate spectral measurements of both small and large bulk sources of radioactivity, such as building structures, soils, vessels, large equipment, and liquid bodies. Some exemplary devices comprise an adaptor for a radiation detector, wherein the adaptor can be configured to collimate radiation passing through the adapter from an external radiation source to the radiation detector and the adaptor can be configured to enclose a radiation source within the adapter to allow the radiation detector to measure radiation emitted from the enclosed radiation source.

Livesay, Ronald Jason

2014-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

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BPM Electronics based on Compensated Diode Detectors – Results from development Systems  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

High resolution beam position monitor (BPM) electronics based on diode peak detectors is being developed for processing signals from button BPMs embedded into future LHC collimators. Its prototypes were measured in a laboratory as well as with beam signals from the collimator BPM installed on the SPS and with LHC BPMs. Results from these measurements are presented and discussed.

Gasior, M; Steinhagen, RJ

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Outpatient Healthcare | Building Energy  

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Outpatient Healthcare Outpatient Healthcare The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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Boron-Lined Neutron Detector Measurements  

SciTech Connect

PNNL-18938 Revision Radiation portal monitors used for interdiction of illicit materials at borders include highly sensitive neutron detection systems. The main reason for having neutron detection capability is to detect fission neutrons from plutonium. The currently deployed radiation portal monitors (RPMs) from Ludlum and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) use neutron detectors based upon 3He-filled gas proportional counters, which are the most common large neutron detector. There is a declining supply of 3He in the world, and thus, methods to reduce the use of this gas in RPMs with minimal changes to the current system designs and sensitivity to cargo-borne neutrons are being investigated. Four technologies have been identified as being currently commercially available, potential alternative neutron detectors to replace the use of 3He in RPMs. Reported here are the results of tests of a newly designed boron-lined proportional counter option. This testing measured the neutron detection efficiency and gamma ray rejection capabilities of two successive prototypes of a system manufactured by GE Reuter Stokes.

Lintereur, Azaree T.; Kouzes, Richard T.; Ely, James H.; Erikson, Luke E.; Siciliano, Edward R.; Woodring, Mitchell L.

2010-03-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype Detector and Chip Technology | U.S. DOE Office of Science...  

Office of Science (SC) Website

and an improved electronic chip for digitizing the light pulse. What's Next Reduced cost and improved performance will enable construction of the Cherenkov Telescope Array, a...

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First results from a 20-liter prototype dark matter detector with directional sensitivity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Astronomical and cosmological evidence suggests that 27% of the energy content of the universe is in the form of non-baryonic matter referred to as "dark matter." Weakly interacting massive particles have long been considered ...

Lopez, Jeremy Paul

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CX-010395: Categorical Exclusion Determination  

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

A 35 Ton Liquid Argon Prototype Detector Will Be Built in Building PC-4 as a Prototype Detector for the Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment CX(s) Applied: B3.6 Date: 04/12/2012 Location(s): Illinois Offices(s): Fermi Site Office

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Liquefied Noble Gas (LNG) detectors for detection of nuclear materials  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Liquefied-noble-gas (LNG) detectors offer, in principle, very good energy resolution for both neutrons and gamma rays, fast response time (hence high-count-rate capabilities), excellent discrimination between neutrons and gamma rays, and scalability to large volumes. They do, however, need cryogenics. LNG detectors in sizes of interest for fissionable material detection in cargo are reaching a certain level of maturity because of the ongoing extensive R&}D effort in high-energy physics regarding their use in the search for dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay. The unique properties of LNG detectors, especially those using Liquid Argon (LAr) and Liquid Xenon (LXe), call for a study to determine their suitability for Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) for Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) and possibly for other threats in cargo. Rapiscan Systems Laboratory, Yale University Physics Department, and Adelphi Technology are collaborating in the investigation of the suitability of LAr as a scintillation material for large size inspection systems for air and maritime containers and trucks. This program studies their suitability for NII, determines their potential uses, determines what improvements in performance they offer and recommends changes to their design to further enhance their suitability. An existing 3.1 liter LAr detector (microCLEAN) at Yale University, developed for R&}D on the detection of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) was employed for testing. A larger version of this detector (15 liters), more suitable for the detection of higher energy gamma rays and neutrons is being built for experimental evaluation. Results of measurements and simulations of gamma ray and neutron detection in microCLEAN and a larger detector (326 liter CL38) are presented.

J A Nikkel; T Gozani; C Brown; J Kwong; D N McKinsey; Y Shin; S Kane; C Gary; M Firestone

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Interactions as Seen by A Segmented Germanium Detector  

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The GERmanium Detector Array, GERDA, is designed for the search for ``neutrinoless double beta decay'' (0-nu-2-beta) with germanium detectors enriched in Ge76. An 18-fold segmented prototype detector for GERDA Phase II was exposed to an AmBe neutron source to improve the understanding of neutron induced backgrounds. Neutron interactions with the germanium isotopes themselves and in the surrounding materials were studied. Segment information is used to identify neutron induced peaks in the recorded energy spectra. The Geant4 based simulation package MaGe is used to simulate the experiment. Though many photon peaks from germanium isotopes excited by neutrons are correctly described by Geant4, some physics processes were identified as being incorrectly treated or even missing.

I. Abt; A. Caldwell; K. Kroeninger; J. Liu; X. Liu; B. Majorovits

2007-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Prototype system brings advantages of wireless technology to secure  

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Prototype system brings advantages of wireless technology to secure Prototype system brings advantages of wireless technology to secure environment | National Nuclear Security Administration Our Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation Powering the Nuclear Navy Emergency Response Recapitalizing Our Infrastructure Continuing Management Reform Countering Nuclear Terrorism About Us Our Programs Our History Who We Are Our Leadership Our Locations Budget Our Operations Media Room Congressional Testimony Fact Sheets Newsletters Press Releases Speeches Events Social Media Video Gallery Photo Gallery NNSA Archive Federal Employment Apply for Our Jobs Our Jobs Working at NNSA Blog Home > NNSA Blog > Prototype system brings advantages of wireless technology ... Prototype system brings advantages of wireless technology to secure environment

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PROTOTYPE PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

and Conservation Block Grant Program, the State Energy Plan, and the Weatherization Assistance Program. PROTOTYPE PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF...

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State of the Art Prototype Vehicle with a Thermoelectric Generator.  

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

Highlights BMW and partners buildup and testing of state-of-the-art prototype vehicle with the thermoelectric generator that produced over 600W under highway driving conditions

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MATLAB tensor classes for fast algorithm prototyping.  

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Tensors (also known as mutidimensional arrays or N-way arrays) are used in a variety of applications ranging from chemometrics to psychometrics. We describe four MATLAB classes for tensor manipulations that can be used for fast algorithm prototyping. The tensor class extends the functionality of MATLAB's multidimensional arrays by supporting additional operations such as tensor multiplication. The tensor as matrix class supports the 'matricization' of a tensor, i.e., the conversion of a tensor to a matrix (and vice versa), a commonly used operation in many algorithms. Two additional classes represent tensors stored in decomposed formats: cp tensor and tucker tensor. We descibe all of these classes and then demonstrate their use by showing how to implement several tensor algorithms that have appeared in the literature.

Bader, Brett William; Kolda, Tamara Gibson (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA)

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford prototype corrosion probe operational experience  

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High-level nuclear wastes at the Hanford Site are stored underground in carbon steel double-shell and single-shell tanks. The installation of a prototype corrosion monitoring system into double- shell tank 241-AZ-101 was completed in August, 1996. The system monitors fluctuations in corrosion current and potential (electrochemical noise) occurring on three electrode arrays immersed in the waste liquid and in the vapor space above the waste. The system also supports the use of Tafel and linear polarization resistance testing. By monitoring and analyzing the data from these techniques, changes; in the corrosive characteristics of the waste have been rapidly detected and correlated with operational changes in the tank.

Edgemon, G.L.

1996-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford prototype corrosion probe operational experience  

SciTech Connect

High-level nuclear wastes at the Hanford Site are stored underground in carbon steel double-shell and single-shell tanks. The installation of a prototype corrosion monitoring system into double-shell tank 241-AZ-101 was completed in August, 1996. The system monitors fluctuations in corrosion current and potential (electrochemical noise) occurring on three electrode arrays immersed in the waste liquid and in the vapor space above the waste. The system also supports the use of Tafel and linear polarization resistance testing. By monitoring and analyzing the data from these techniques, changes in the corrosive characteristics of the waste have been rapidly detected and correlated with operational changes in the tank.

Edgemon, G.L.; Nelson, J.L.; Ohl, P.C. [Lockheed Martin Hanford Corp., Richland, WA (United States); Bell, G.E.C. [M.J. Schiff and Associates, Inc., Claremont, CA (United States)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Prototype of a tubeless vacuum insulated accelerator  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The construction of a small prototype of a new kind of Cockroft-Walton accelerator is in progress. The onion-wise disposal of the capacitor plates allows a high-gradient compact machine, as well as the assurance of reliability. This kind of machine can overcome the problem of having an accelerating column of high perveance. In fact, because of its peculiar electromechanical structure, the whole high voltage generator can be settled inside a vacuum chamber and then an electron beam can be accelerated directly by the capacitor plates of the voltage multipliers. The scaled-up version of this machine seems to be particularly suited for high-current, high-efficiency applications, like FEL, ion acceleration for plasma heating or containment. The status report of the experiment will be presented.

A Boggia; G Brautti; A Raino; V Stagno; N Ceci; V Valentino; V Variale

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Detailed Study of FDIRC Prototype with Waveform Digitizing Electronics in Cosmic Ray Telescope Using 3D Tracks  

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We present a detailed study of a novel Cherenkov imaging detector called the Focusing DIRC (FDIRC) with waveform digitizing electronics. In this test study, the FDIRC prototype has been instrumented with seven Hamamatsu H-8500 MaPMTs. Waveforms from {approx}450 pixels are digitized with waveform sampling electronics based on the BLAB2 ASIC, operating at a sampling speed of {approx}2.5 GSa/s. The FDIRC prototype was tested in a large cosmic ray telescope (CRT) providing 3D muon tracks with {approx}1.5 mrad angular resolution and muon energy of E{sub muon} > 1.6 GeV. In this study we provide a detailed analysis of the tails in the Cherenkov angle distribution as a function of various variables, compare experimental results with simulation, and identify the major contributions to the tails. We demonstrate that to see the full impact of these tails on the Cherenkov angle resolution, it is crucial to use 3D tracks, and have a full understanding of the role of ambiguities. These issues could not be fully explored in previous FDIRC studies where the beam was perpendicular to the quartz radiator bars. This work is relevant for the final FDIRC prototype of the PID detector at SuperB, which will be tested this year in the CRT setup.

Nishimura, K.; Dey, B.; /Hawaii U. /UC, Riverside; Aston, D.; Leith, D.W.G.S.; Ratcliff, B.; /SLAC; Roberts, D.; /Maryland U.; Ruckman, L.; /Hawaii U.; Shtol, D.; /Novosibirsk, IYF; Varner, G.S.; /Hawaii U.; Va'vra, J.; Vavra, Jerry; /SLAC; ,

2012-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A new detector for mass spectrometry: Direct detection of low energy ions using a multi-pixel photon counter  

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A new type of ion detector for mass spectrometry and general detection of low energy ions is presented. The detector consists of a scintillator optically coupled to a single-photon avalanche photodiode (SPAD) array. A prototype sensor has been constructed from a LYSO (Lu{sub 1.8}Y{sub 0.2}SiO{sub 5}(Ce)) scintillator crystal coupled to a commercial SPAD array detector. As proof of concept, the detector is used to record the time-of-flight mass spectra of butanone and carbon disulphide, and the dependence of detection sensitivity on the ion kinetic energy is characterised.

Wilman, Edward S.; Gardiner, Sara H.; Vallance, Claire [Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Chemistry Research Laboratory, 12 Mansfield Rd, Oxford OX1 3TA (United Kingdom); Nomerotski, Andrei [Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Rd, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom); Turchetta, Renato [Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Brouard, Mark [Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3QZ (United Kingdom)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Segmented \\{HPGe\\} detectors for the search of neutrinoless double beta-decay  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Neutrinoless double beta-decay (0vbb-decay) is the most promising approach to distinguish between the possibilities of a Dirac or a Majorana nature of neutrinos. Additionally, a measurement of the half-life of 0vbb-decay can give information on the absolute mass scale of neutrinos. At the moment \\{HPGe\\} detectors yield the most sensitive limits on this Lepton-number violating process. The segmentation of \\{HPGe\\} detectors increases the experimental sensitivity by allowing the reconstruction of event topologies. The successful operation of prototype detectors submerged in cryoliquid demonstrates the viability of this experimental approach.

B. Majorovits

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aluminum tunnel junction detector operation in an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator  

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Superconducting tunnel junction detectors are being developed as both particle and X-ray detectors. Aluminum junctions are desirable for detectors because of their strong native oxide barriers, and because the small energy gap of aluminum is a good match to ballistic phonons generated by particle interactions in single crystals of silicon or other low acoustic-loss insulating crystals. Aluminum tunnel junction detectors must be operated near 0.1 T{sub C} which is 110 mK for aluminum. To operate detectors at these temperatures, we have developed adiabatic demagnetization refrigerators (ADRs) for the laboratory and prototype ADRs for space based operation. These cryogenic systems are simpler, more convenient and more portable than most dilution refrigerators. We have demonstrated that the magnetic field of the ADR need not compromise the performance of aluminum tunnel junctions. We have recently initiated a program to develop superconducting tunnel junctions (STJs) as high resolution X-ray detectors and low energy threshold particle detectors. This complements our existing program in which we are developing high resolution X-ray microcalorimeter detectors. One of our goals for both of these cryogenic detector development efforts is to observe X-ray emission from cosmic sources. This requires a refrigeration system that can operate under zero gravity space flight conditions. For the microcalorimeter project, temperatures of 100 mK and below are required to sufficiently reduce the heat capacity of the device. We have therefore developed an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator (ADR) system which can be configured for space flight.

Labov, S.; Silver, E.; Le Gros, M. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)); Bland, R.W.; Dickson, S.C.; Dignan, T.G.; Laws, K.; Johnson, R.T.; Simon, M.W.; Stricker, D.A.; Watson, R.M. (San Francisco State Univ., CA (United States)); Madden, N.; Landis, D. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States))

1992-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Operation of a high purity germanium crystal in liquid argon as a Compton suppressed radiation spectrometer  

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A high purity germanium crystal was operated in liquid argon as a Compton suppressed radiation spectrometer. Spectroscopic quality resolution of less than 1% of the full-width half maximum of full energy deposition peaks was demonstrated. The construction of the small apparatus used to obtain these results is reported. The design concept is to use the liquid argon bath to both cool the germanium crystal to operating temperatures and act as a scintillating veto. The scintillation light from the liquid argon can veto cosmic-rays, external primordial radiation, and gamma radiation that does not fully deposit within the germanium crystal. This technique was investigated for its potential impact on ultra-low background gamma-ray spectroscopy. This work is based on a concept initially developed for future germanium-based neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments.

John L. Orrell; Craig E. Aalseth; John F. Amsbaugh; Peter J. Doe; Todd W. Hossbach

2006-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

253

Lattice gas model for fragmentation: From Argon on Scandium to Gold on Gold  

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The recent fragmentation data for central collisions of Gold on Gold are even qualitatively different from those for central collisions of Argon on Scandium. The latter can be fitted with a lattice gas model calculation. Effort is made to understand why the model fails for Gold on Gold. The calculation suggests that the large Coulomb interaction which is operative for the larger system is responsible for this discrepancy. This is demonstrated by mapping the lattice gas model to a molecular dynamics calculation for disassembly. This mapping is quite faithful for Argon on Scandium but deviates strongly for Gold on Gold. The molecular dynamics calculation for disassembly reproduces the characteristics of the fragmentation data for both Gold on Gold and Argon on Scandium.

Subal Das Gupta; Jicai Pan

1995-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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A Large Underground Liquid Argon Detector without a Cryostat? Kirk T McDonald (kirkmcd@princeton.edu)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, fabrication of this type of tank in an underground cavern is likely to be prohibitively expensive. Here, we

McDonald, Kirk

255

Publishing Your Prototype Tool on the Web PUPTOL, a Framework  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Publishing Your Prototype Tool on the Web PUPTOL, a Framework Axel Belinfante and Arend Rensink web forms. 1 Introduction Prototype tools are a prime method to show the feasibility of formal methods, or 2) making the tool available via a web form. In this paper we concentrate on the second scenario: we

Vellekoop, Michel

256

WirePrint: 3D printed previews for fast prototyping  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Even though considered a rapid prototyping tool, 3D printing is so slow that a reasonably sized object requires printing overnight. This slows designers down to a single iteration per day. In this paper, we propose to instead print low-fidelity wireframe ... Keywords: 3D printing, rapid prototyping

Stefanie Mueller, Sangha Im, Serafima Gurevich, Alexander Teibrich, Lisa Pfisterer, François Guimbretière, Patrick Baudisch

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Wind Turbines Prototyping Software Under Matlab/Simulink  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

204 1 Development of Wind Turbines Prototyping Software Under Matlab/Simulink® Through present the development of a wind turbine prototyping software under Matlab/Simulink® through and the end of 1999, around 75% of all new grid-connected wind turbines worldwide were installed in Europe [3

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

258

Creating Works-Like Prototypes of Mechanical Objects Bongjin Koo  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of creating works-like prototypes. Designers are increasingly turning to 3D printing as a tool for fab Graphics]: Computational Ge- ometry and Object Modeling--Geometric algorithms. Keywords: fabrication, 3D printing, sketch-based modeling Links: DL PDF WEB VIDEO 1 Introduction Creating physical prototypes

Agrawala, Maneesh

259

The Design and Implementation of a Prototype Exokernel Operating System  

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The Design and Implementation of a Prototype Exokernel Operating System by Dawson R. Engler of a Prototype Exokernel Operating System by Dawson R. Engler Submitted to the Department of Electrical of Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering Abstract Traditional operating systems abstract

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A mixed-fidelity prototyping tool for mobile devices  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

In this paper we present a software framework which supports the construction of mixed-fidelity (from sketch-based to software) prototypes for mobile devices. The framework is available for desktop computers and mobile devices (e.g., PDAs, Smartphones). ... Keywords: evaluation, mobile interaction design, prototyping, usability

Marco de Sá; Luís Carriço; Luís Duarte; Tiago Reis

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operation of the D0 uranium liquid-argon calorimeter system  

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The DO calorimeter consists of three separate cryostats containing uranium modules in liquid argon. This odorimeter has transverse segmentation of 0.1 [times] 0.1 in [eta] [times] 0 and consists of eight or nine longitudinal readout segments. The coverage in [eta] extends to 4. As a result of the large coverage and fine segmentation there are 50,000 channels of electronics. After a brief description of the electronics, stability and noise aspects will be investigated. Results of the liquid-argon purity studies will be discssed. The backgrounds in the calorimeter due to the Fermilab main ring will also be examined.

Guida, J. (State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States))

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operation of the D0 uranium liquid-argon calorimeter system  

SciTech Connect

The DO calorimeter consists of three separate cryostats containing uranium modules in liquid argon. This odorimeter has transverse segmentation of 0.1 {times} 0.1 in {eta} {times} 0 and consists of eight or nine longitudinal readout segments. The coverage in {eta} extends to 4. As a result of the large coverage and fine segmentation there are 50,000 channels of electronics. After a brief description of the electronics, stability and noise aspects will be investigated. Results of the liquid-argon purity studies will be discssed. The backgrounds in the calorimeter due to the Fermilab main ring will also be examined.

Guida, J. [State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook, NY (United States); The D0 Collaboration

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrasonic attenuation and volume viscosity in liquid argon, nitrogen and helium  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

. Ultrasonic attenuation in liquid nitrogen at 49. 45 Hc/sec ll. Dersity dependence of the volume viscosity in l. iquid nitrogen 12. Density dependence of Qv/&(S in liquid nitrogen 40 13. Ultrasonic attenuation in liquid helium at 4. 20 K 43 14. Ultrasonic... attenuation in liquid helium at 3. 69"K 44 15. Qv in liquid argon and nitrogen as a function of reduced density 51 LIST OF TABLES 1. Data and results for the calculation of volume viscosity in liquid argon 2. Data and results for the calculation of volume...

Singer, James Robert

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Laser propagation and energy absorption by an argon spark C. V. Bindhu, S. S. Harilal,a)  

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Laser propagation and energy absorption by an argon spark C. V. Bindhu, S. S. Harilal,a) M. S The laser propagation and energy absorption of an argon spark induced by a laser at different pressures is investigated. 8 ns pulses from a frequency-doubled Q-switched Nd:YAG laser are used to create the spark

Tillack, Mark

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Atmospheric Pressure Humid Argon DBD Plasma for the Application of Sterilization -Measurement and Simulation of Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Hydrogen  

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Atmospheric Pressure Humid Argon DBD Plasma for the Application of Sterilization - Measurement, sterilization I. INTRODUCTION Non-thermal plasma technology at atmospheric pressure using oxygen of atmospheric pressure non-thermal argon plasma produced by a variety of techniques has recently begun

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Commercial Prototype Building Models | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Prototype Building Models Prototype Building Models The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports the development of commercial building energy codes and standards by participating in review processes and providing analyses that are available for public review and use. To calculate the impact of ASHRAE Standard 90.1, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) created a suite of 16 prototype buildings covering 80% of the commercial building floor area in the United States for new construction, including both commercial buildings and mid- to high-rise buildings. These prototype buildings-derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models-cover all the reference building types except supermarkets, and also add a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings. As ASHRAE Standard 90.1

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PROTOTYPE PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF  

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PROTOTYPE PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES PROTOTYPE PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, THE [INSERT STATE NAME] ENERGY OFFICE AND THE [INSERT STATE NAME] STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE REGARDING EECBG, SEP AND WAP UNDERTAKINGS February 5, 2010 PROTOTYPE PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, THE [INSERT STATE NAME] ENERGY OFFICE AND THE [INSERT STATE NAME] STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE REGARDING EECBG, SEP AND WAP UNDERTAKINGS February 5, 2010 Prototype programmatic agreement for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, the State Energy Plan, and the Weatherization Assistance Program. PROTOTYPE PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, THE [INSERT STATE NAME] ENERGY OFFICE AND THE [INSERT STATE NAME]

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Enhancements to ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Prototype Building Models  

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This report focuses on enhancements to prototype building models used to determine the energy impact of various versions of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1. Since the last publication of the prototype building models, PNNL has made numerous enhancements to the original prototype models compliant with the 2004, 2007, and 2010 editions of Standard 90.1. Those enhancements are described here and were made for several reasons: (1) to change or improve prototype design assumptions; (2) to improve the simulation accuracy; (3) to improve the simulation infrastructure; and (4) to add additional detail to the models needed to capture certain energy impacts from Standard 90.1 improvements. These enhancements impact simulated prototype energy use, and consequently impact the savings estimated from edition to edition of Standard 90.1.

Goel, Supriya; Athalye, Rahul A.; Wang, Weimin; Zhang, Jian; Rosenberg, Michael I.; Xie, YuLong; Hart, Philip R.; Mendon, Vrushali V.

2014-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Dr, Bruce L. Chrisman Chief Operating Officer F~rmilab  

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Dr, Bruce L. Chrisman Dr, Bruce L. Chrisman Chief Operating Officer F~rmilab P.O. Box 500 Batavia, IL 60510 Dear Dr. Chrisman: SUBJECT": NATIONAL ENVIRQNMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPI~) DETERMINATION .~T FERMI N,4TIONAL ACCELERATOR LABORATORY (FERMILAB~ - 35 TOE( LIQUID ARGON PROTOTYPE DETECTOR Reference: Letter, from B. Chrisman to M. Weis, dated Aprif 11, 2012, Subject: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Evaluation Notification Forrri (EENF) for the 35 Ton Liquid Argon Prototype Detector have reviewed the Fermilab EENF for the 35 Ton Liquid Argon Prototype Detector. Based on the information provided in the EENF, I have approved the following categorical exclusion (CX): Project Name 35 Ton Liquid Argon Detector Approved CX 4/12/207 2 B3.6 am returning a signed copy of the EENF for your records. No further ~IEPA review is required.

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Reliability-Informed Beat Tracking of Musical Norberto Degara, Student Member, IEEE, Enrique Argones Rua, Member, IEEE, Antonio Pena, Member, IEEE,  

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, Enrique Argones R´ua, Member, IEEE, Antonio Pena, Member, IEEE, Soledad Torres-Guijarro, Matthew E. P by sending a request to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. Norberto Degara, Enrique Argones R´ua, Antonio Pena

Plumbley, Mark

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Large area silicon drift detectors for x-rays -- New results  

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Large area silicon drift detectors, consisting of 8 mm and 12 mm diameter hexagons, were fabricated on 0.35 mm thick high resistivity n-type silicon. An external FET and a low-noise charge sensitive preamplifier were used for testing the prototype detectors. The detector performance was measured in the range 75 to 25 C using Peltier cooling, and from 0.125 to 6 {micro}s amplifier shaping time. Measured energy resolutions were 159 eV FWHM and 263 eV FWHM for the 0.5 cm{sup 2} and 1 cm{sup 2} detectors, respectively (at 5.9 keV, {minus}75 C, 6 {micro}s shaping time). The uniformity of the detector response over the entire active area (measured using 560 nm light) was < 0.5%.

Iwanczyk, J.S.; Patt, B.E.; Tull, C.R.; Segal, J.D. [Photon Imaging, Inc., Northridge, CA (United States); Kenney, C.J. [Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States). Dept. of Physics; Bradley, J. [Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (United States); Hedman, B.; Hodgson, K.O. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Large area silicon drift detectors for x-rays -- New results  

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Large area silicon drift detectors, consisting of 8 mm and 12 mm diameter hexagons, were fabricated on 0.35 mm thick high resistivity n-type silicon. An external FET and a low-noise charge sensitive preamplifier were used for testing the prototype detectors. The detector performance was measured in the range {minus}75 to 25 C using Peltier cooling, and from 0.125 to 6 {micro}s amplifier shaping time. Measured energy resolutions were 159 eV FWHM and 263 eV FWHM for the 0.5 cm{sup 2} and 1 cm{sup 2} detectors, respectively (at 5.9 keV, {minus}75 C, 6 {micro}s shaping time). The uniformity of the detector response over the entire active area (measured using 560 nm light) was <0.5%.

Iwanczyk, J.S.; Patt, B.E.; Tull, C.R.; Segal, J.D. [Photon Imaging, Inc., Northridge, CA (United States)] [Photon Imaging, Inc., Northridge, CA (United States); Kenney, C.J. [Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States). Dept. of Physics] [Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States). Dept. of Physics; Bradley, J. [Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (United States)] [Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (United States); Hedman, B.; Hodgson, K.O. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)] [Stanford Univ., CA (United States)

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NSLS prototype small-gap undulator (PSGU)  

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The NSLS Prototype Small-Gap Undulator (PSGU) will serve as a tool to study lifetime degradation and the onset of beam instabilities as the beam duct aperture is decreased. The device will consist of variable-gap vacuum vessel had a permanent magnet undulator, with independent magnet-gap control. The vacuum vessel design attempts to minimize both residual gas pressures and beam impedances. The undulator will be 320 mm long and utilizes a pure-permanent-magnet structure with 6 blocks per 16 mm period. For a nominal operating aperture of 4 mm, PSGU will produce a peak brightness in the fundamental and third harmonic of 7 {times} 10{sup 16} and 1 {times} 10{sup 16} photons{sm bullet}sec{sup {minus}1}{sm bullet}mrad{sup {minus}2}mm{sup {minus}2}{sm bullet}(0.1% BW){sup {minus}1} at photon energies of 2.5 keV and 7.5 keV, respectively. 5 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Stefan, P.M.; Solomon, L.; Krinsky, S. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Rakowsky, G. (Rockwell International Corp., Canoga Park, CA (United States). Rocketdyne Div.)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Space-based detectors  

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The parallel session C5 on Space-Based Detectors gave a broad overview over the planned space missions related to gravitational wave detection. Overviews of the revolutionary science to be expected from LISA was ...

A. Sesana; W. J. Weber; C. J. Killow…

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Pocked surface neutron detector  

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The detection efficiency, or sensitivity, of a neutron detector material such as of Si, SiC, amorphous Si, GaAs, or diamond is substantially increased by forming one or more cavities, or holes, in its surface. A neutron reactive material such as of elemental, or any compound of, .sup.10 B, .sup.6 Li, .sup.6 LiF, U, or Gd is deposited on the surface of the detector material so as to be disposed within the cavities therein. The portions of the neutron reactive material extending into the detector material substantially increase the probability of an energetic neutron reaction product in the form of a charged particle being directed into and detected by the neutron detector material.

McGregor, Douglas (Whitmore Lake, MI); Klann, Raymond (Bolingbrook, IL)

2003-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular optical detector system  

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A modular optical detector system. The detector system is designed to detect the presence of molecules or molecular species by inducing fluorescence with exciting radiation and detecting the emitted fluorescence. Because the system is capable of accurately detecting and measuring picomolar concentrations it is ideally suited for use with microchemical analysis systems generally and capillary chromatographic systems in particular. By employing a modular design, the detector system provides both the ability to replace various elements of the detector system without requiring extensive realignment or recalibration of the components as well as minimal user interaction with the system. In addition, the modular concept provides for the use and addition of a wide variety of components, including optical elements (lenses and filters), light sources, and detection means, to fit particular needs.

Horn, Brent A. (Livermore, CA); Renzi, Ronald F. (Tracy, CA)

2006-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast neutron detector  

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A neutron detector of very high temporal resolution is described. It may be used to measure distributions of neutrons produced by fusion reactions that persist for times as short as about 50 picoseconds.

Wang, C.L.

1985-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

278

Flexible Composite Radiation Detector  

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Flexible Composite Radiation Detector Flexible Composite Radiation Detector Flexible Composite Radiation Detector A flexible composite scintillator was prepared by mixing fast, bright, dense rare-earth doped powdered oxyorthosilicate (such as LSO:Ce, LSO:Sm, and GSO:Ce) scintillator with a polymer binder. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Flexible Composite Radiation Detector A flexible composite scintillator was prepared by mixing fast, bright, dense rare-earth doped powdered oxyorthosilicate (such as LSO:Ce, LSO:Sm, and GSO:Ce) scintillator with a polymer binder. The binder is transparent to the scintillator emission. The composite is seamless and can be made large and in a wide variety of shapes. Importantly, the composite can be tailored to emit light in a spectral region that matches the optimum

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Improved gaseous leak detector  

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In a short path length mass-spectrometer type of helium leak detector wherein the helium trace gas is ionized, accelerated and deflected onto a particle counter, an arrangement is provided for converting the detector to neon leak detection. The magnetic field of the deflection system is lowered so as to bring the nonlinear fringe area of the magnetic field across the ion path, thereby increasing the amount of deflection of the heavier neon ions.

Juravic, F.E. Jr.

1983-10-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of DANSS detector to short range neutrino oscillations  

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DANSS is a highly segmented $1m^3$ plastic scintillator detector. Its 2500 scintillator strips have a Gd loaded reflective cover. Light is collected with 3 wave length shifting fibers per strip and read out with 50 PMTs and 2500 SiPMs. The DANSS will be installed under the industrial 3GW$_{th}$ reactor of the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant at distances varying from 9.7m to 12.2m from the reactor core. PMTs and SiPMs collect about 30 photo electrons per MeV distributed approximately equally between two types of the readout. Light collection non-uniformity across and along the strip is about $\\pm13\\%$ from maximum to minimum. The resulting energy resolution is modest, $\\sigma/E=15\\%$ at 5MeV. This leads to a smearing of the oscillation pattern comparable with the smearing due to the large size of the reactor core. Nevertheless because of the large counting rate ($\\sim 10000$ / day), small background ($Tests of the detector prototype DANSSino demonstrated that in spite of a small size ($4\\%$ of DANSS), it is quite sensitive to reactor antineutrinos, detecting about 70 Inverse Beta Decay events per day with the signal-to-background ratio of about unity. The prototype tests have demonstrated feasibility to reach the design performance of the DANSS detector.

Mikhail Danilov

2014-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionization EM calorimetry with accordion electrodes and liquid krypton or argon  

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The results of a study and tests of a liquid krypton/argon electromagnetic calorimeter with accordion electrode structure are briefly summarized. This includes the calorimeter response to electrons and muons, energy, pointing and timing resolution, and a measurement by multiple sampling. The electrode layout with fine segmentation is illustrated.

Radeka, V.

1993-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multidimensional Simulation of Plasma in Argon through a Shock in Hypersonic Flow  

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Multidimensional Simulation of Plasma in Argon through a Shock in Hypersonic Flow Amrita K. Lonkar in gases at hypersonic speeds. A plasma is composed of multiple species in thermo-chemical nonequlibrium major advancements in the field of hypersonics in the past quarter century. Rocket- powered launch

Alonso, Juan J.

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Multidimensional Simulation of Plasma in Argon through a Shock in Hypersonic Flow  

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Multidimensional Simulation of Plasma in Argon through a Shock in Hypersonic Flow Amrita K. Lonkar in gases at hypersonic speeds. A plasma is composed of multiple species in thermo-chemical nonequlibrium of hypersonics in the past quarter century. Rocket- powered launch vehicles typically achieve hypersonic speeds

Alonso, Juan J.

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Control of radio-frequency atmospheric pressure argon plasma characteristics by helium gas mixing  

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The control of plasma characteristics is one of the important issues in many atmospheric pressure plasma applications. In order to accomplish this control, a feasibility study was performed by investigating the role of helium gas in an argon glow plasma that were produced in ambient air by 13.56 MHz radio-frequency power. Optical emission spectroscopy was used to measure rotational temperature and emission spectra acquired between 300 and 840 nm. Based on electrical and optical measurements, parameters such as gas temperature, breakdown voltage, power coupling efficiency, spatial uniformity of rotational temperature, and the sum of the emission intensity were controlled by varying the argon and helium gas mixing ratio. The addition of helium gas (from 0 to 10 lpm) to the argon flow (of 10 lpm) lowered the breakdown voltage (from 430 to 300 V{sub pk}) and the rotational temperature (from 465 to 360 K). However, an excessive addition of helium resulted in a reduction of the spatial uniformity and efficiency of power coupling. When the ratio of helium to argon flow was between 0.3 and 0.5, a high spatial uniformity with a relatively low gas temperature and breakdown voltage was achieved. This suggests that mixing of the supply gas is a useful way of controlling the plasma characteristics that may be utilized for applications with specific required discharge conditions.

Moon, Se Youn; Han, Jewoo; Choe, W. [Department of Physics, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)

2006-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of an atmospheric double arc argon-nitrogen plasma source  

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In the framework of studies devoted to hazardous waste destruction, an original dc double anode plasma torch has been designed and tested, which produces an elongated, weak fluctuation and reproducible plasma jet at atmospheric pressure. The arc instabilities and dynamic behavior of the double arc argon-nitrogen plasma jet are investigated through the oscillations of electrical signals by combined means of fast Fourier transform and Wigner distribution. In our experiment, the restrike mode is identified as the typical fluctuation behavior in an argon-nitrogen plasma jet. The Fourier spectra and Wigner distributions exhibit two characteristic frequencies of 150 Hz and 4.1 kHz, which reveals that the nature of fluctuations in the double arc argon-nitrogen plasma can be ascribed to the undulation of the power supply and both arc roots motion on the anode channels. In addition, the microscopic properties of the plasma jet inside and outside the arc chamber are investigated by means of optical emission spectroscopy, which yields excitation, electronic, rotational, and vibrational temperatures, as well as the electron number density. The results allow us to examine the validity criteria of a local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) state in the plasma arc. The measured electron densities are in good agreement with those calculated from the LTE model, which indicates that the atmospheric double arc argon-nitrogen plasma in the core region is close to the LTE state under our experimental conditions.

Tu, X. [State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); UMR 6614 CNRS CORIA, Saint Etienne du Rouvray 76801 (France); Cheron, B. G. [UMR 6614 CNRS CORIA, Saint Etienne du Rouvray 76801 (France); Yan, J. H.; Yu, L.; Cen, K. F. [State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)

2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Studies of Plasma Dynamics in a Small Plasma Focus Operating in Hydrogen-Argon Mixtures  

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We report on experimental observations in PFP-I, a small 3.8 kJ plasma focus, which is operated in Hydrogen-Argon mixtures...2-Ar mixing ratio. Hot spot sizes around 150 ?m in the soft X-ray region, have been inf...

M. Favre; P. Silva; H. Chuaqui; E. Wyndham; P. Choi…

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice Boltzmann Computation of Plasma Jet Behaviors : part II Argon-Nitrogen Mixture  

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the applications to simulating flows with temperature-dependent diffusion parameters (viscosity and diffusivity. Argon and Nitrogen are two gases of the most ones used in plasma spraying. The mixture is used when spraying. Our numerical results based on the centerline temperature and velocity profiles, its

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES Spectra Physics BeamLok 2080-12 Argon Laser  

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ignition) several seconds later and the laser is ready to lase. After another several seconds, the current1 STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES Spectra Physics BeamLok 2080-12 Argon Laser (Revised 1/22/04) Important things to know: · Always run the laser in current mode. This operates at a more consistent output

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Analysis of time-resolved argon line spectra from OMEGA direct-drive implosions  

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We discuss the observation and data analysis of argon K-shell line spectra from argon-doped deuterium-filled OMEGA direct-drive implosion cores based on data recorded with two streaked crystal spectrometers. The targets were 870 {mu}m in diameter, 27 {mu}m wall thickness plastic shells filled with 20 atm of deuterium gas, and a tracer amount of argon for diagnostic purposes. The argon K-shell line spectrum is primarily emitted at the collapse of the implosion and its analysis provides a spectroscopic diagnostic of the core implosion conditions. The observed spectra includes the He{alpha}, Ly{alpha}, He{beta}, He{gamma}, Ly{beta}, and Ly{gamma} line emissions and their associated He- and Li-like satellites thus covering a broad photon energy range from 3100 to 4200 eV with a spectral resolution power of approximately 500. The data analysis relies on detailed atomic and spectral models that take into account nonequilibrium collisional-radiative atomic kinetics, Stark-broadened line shapes, and radiation transport calculations.

Florido, R.; Nagayama, T.; Mancini, R. C. [Department of Physics, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557 (United States); Tommasini, R. [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550 (United States); Delettrez, J. A.; Regan, S. P.; Smalyuk, V. A. [Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, New York 14623 (United States); Rodriguez, R.; Gil, J. M. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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cuInspiral: prototype gravitational waves detection pipeline fully coded on GPU using CUDA  

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In this paper we report the prototype of the first coalescing binary detection pipeline fully implemented on NVIDIA GPU hardware accelerators. The code has been embedded in a GPU library, called cuInspiral and has been developed under CUDA framework. The library contains for example a PN gravitational wave signal generator, matched filtering/FFT and detection algorithms that have been profiled and compared with the corresponding CPU code with dedicated benchmark in order to provide gain factor respect to the standard CPU implementation. In the paper we present performances and accuracy results about some of the main important elements of the pipeline, demonstrating the feasibility and the chance of obtain an impressive computing gain from these new many-core architectures in the perspective of the second and third generations of gravitational wave detectors.

Leone B. Bosi

2010-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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High efficiency radioisotope thermophotovoltaic prototype generator  

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A radioisotope thermophotovoltaic generator space power system (RTPV) is lightweight, low-cost alternative to the present radioisotope thermoelectric generator system (RTG). The fabrication of such an RTPV generator has recently become feasible as the result of the invention of the GaSb infrared sensitive photovoltaic cell. Herein, the authors present the results of a parametric study of emitters and optical filters in conjuction with existing data on gallium antimonide cells. They compare a polished tungsten emitter with an Erbia selective emitter for use in combination with a simple dielectric filter and a gallium antimonide cell array. They find that the polished tungsten emitter is by itself a very selective emitter with low emissivity beyond 4 microns. Given a gallium antimonide cell and a tungsten emitter, a simple dielectric filter can be designed to transmit radiant energy below 1.7 microns and to reflect radiant energy between 1.7 and 4 microns back to the emitter. Because of the low long wavelength emissivity associated with the polished tungsten emitter, this simple dielectric filter then yields very respectable system performance. Also as a result of the longer wavelength fall-off in the tungsten emissivity curve, the radiation energy peak for a polished tungsten emitter operating at 1300 K shifts to shorter wavelengths relative to the blackbody spectrum so that the radiated energy peak falls right at the gallium antimonide cell bandedge. The result is that the response of the gallium antimonide cell is well matched to a polished tungsten emitter. The authors propose, therefore, to fabricate an operating prototype of a near term radioisotope thermophotovoltaic generator design consisting of a polished tungsten emitter, standard gallium antimonide cells, and a near-term dielectric filter.

Avery, J.E.; Samaras, J.E.; Fraas, L.M.; Ewell, R. [JX Crystals, Inc., Issaquah, WA (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An analysis of early stage prototypes using implementation, look and feel, and role  

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Identifying the purpose of a prototype is central to making informed decisions about the kind of prototype to build. Houde and Hill (1997) propose a model for classifying prototypes according to their purpose and the design ...

Hernley, Lauren R. (Lauren Renee)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE PROTOTYPE ALUMINUM - CARBON SINGLE, DOUBLE, AND TRIPLE BONDS: Al - CH3, Al = CH2, AND Al. = CH  

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three prototype Table II. aluminum-carbon bonds and theirPhysics THE PROTOTYPE ALUMINUM - CARBON SINGLE, DOUBLE, ANDLBL-l0871 The Prototype Aluminum - Carbon Single, Double.

Fox, Douglas J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanically Cooled Large-Volume Germanium Detector Systems for Nuclear Explosion Monitoring  

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Compact maintenance free mechanical cooling systems are being developed to operate large volume (~570 cm3, ~3 kg, 140% or larger) germanium detectors for field applications. We are using a new generation of Stirling-cycle mechanical coolers for operating the very largest volume germanium detectors with absolutely no maintenance or liquid nitrogen requirements. The user will be able to leave these systems unplugged on the shelf until needed. The flip of a switch will bring a system to life in ~1 hour for measurements. The maintenance-free operating lifetime of these detector systems will exceed five years. These features are necessary for remote long-duration liquid-nitrogen free deployment of large-volume germanium gamma-ray detector systems for Nuclear Explosion Monitoring (NEM). The Radionuclide Aerosol Sampler/Analyzer (RASA) will greatly benefit from the availability of such detectors by eliminating the need for liquid nitrogen at RASA sites while still allowing the very largest available germanium detectors to be utilized. These mechanically cooled germanium detector systems being developed here will provide the largest, most sensitive detectors possible for use with the RASA. To provide such systems, the appropriate technical fundamentals are being researched. Mechanical cooling of germanium detectors has historically been a difficult endeavor. The success or failure of mechanically cooled germanium detectors stems from three main technical issues: temperature, vacuum, and vibration. These factors affect one another. There is a particularly crucial relationship between vacuum and temperature. These factors will be experimentally studied both separately and together to insure a solid understanding of the physical limitations each factor places on a practical mechanically cooled germanium detector system for field use. Using this knowledge, a series of mechanically cooled germanium detector prototype systems are being designed and fabricated. Our collaborators at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will evaluate these detector systems on the bench top and eventually in RASA systems to insure reliable and practical operation.

Hull, Ethan L.; Pehl, Richard H.; Lathrop, James R.; Martin, Gregory N.; Mashburn, R. B.; Miley, Harry S.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Hossbach, Todd W.; Bowyer, Ted W.

2006-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress in the development of large area sub-millimeter resolution CdZnTe strip detectors  

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The authors report progress in ongoing measurements of the performance of a sub-millimeter pitch CdZnTe strip detector developed as a prototype for astronomical instruments. Strip detectors can be used to provide two-dimensional position resolution with fewer electronic channels than pixellated arrays. Arrays of this type are under development for the position-sensitive image plane detector for a coded-aperture telescope operating in the hard x-ray range of 20--200 keV. The prototype is a 1.5 mm thick, 64 x 64 orthogonal stripe CdZnTe detector of 0.375 mm pitch in both dimensions, approximately one square inch of sensitive area. In addition to energy and spatial resolution capabilities, as reported last year, the authors demonstrate the imaging capabilities and discuss uniformity of response across an 8 x 8 stripe, 64 pixel, segment of detector. A technique for determination of the depth of photon interaction is discussed and initial results related to depth determination are presented. Issues related to the design and development of readout electronics, the packaging and production of strip detectors and the production of compact strip detector modules, including detector and readout electronics, are also discussed.

Macri, J.R.; Boykin, D.V.; Larson, K. [Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (United States). Space Science Center] [and others

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Norcal Prototype LNG Truck Fleet: Final Data Report  

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U.S. DOE and National Renewable Energy Laboratory evaluated Norcal Waste Systems liquefied natural gas (LNG) waste transfer trucks. Trucks had prototype Cummins Westport ISXG engines. Report gives final data.

Chandler, K.; Proc, K.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Tailoring the prototyping process to achieve customer value  

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The main objective for prototyping is to get the most value out of the opportunity. Value may take the form of information, performance, displaying production readiness or proving capability for the amount of resources ...

Jordan, Brian Lane

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Prototype Spallation Neutron Source Rotating Target Assembly Final Test Report  

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A full-scale prototype of an extended vertical shaft, rotating target assembly based on a conceptual target design for a 1 to 3-MW spallation facility was built and tested. Key elements of the drive/coupling assembly implemented in the prototype include high integrity dynamic face seals, commercially available bearings, realistic manufacturing tolerances, effective monitoring and controls, and fail-safe shutdown features. A representative target disk suspended on a 3.5 meter prototypical shaft was coupled with the drive to complete the mechanical tests. Successful operation for 5400 hours confirmed the overall mechanical feasibility of the extended vertical shaft rotating target concept. The prototype system showed no indications of performance deterioration and the equipment did not require maintenance or relubrication.

McManamy, Thomas J [ORNL; Graves, Van [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Garmendia, Amaia Zarraoa [IDOM Bilbao; Sorda, Fernando [ESS Bilbao; Etxeita, Borja [IDOM Bilbao; Rennich, Mark J [ORNL

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MOWII Webinar: OCGen Prototype Testing: Evaluating Buoyancy Pod...  

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Tidal Energy Development MOWII Webinar: OCGen Prototype Testing: Evaluating Buoyancy PodTension Leg Platforms for Tidal Energy Development November 13, 2014 10:00AM to 10:45AM...

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SECOQC: Major results, the QKD?Network Prototype in Vienna  

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The main results of the integrated EC project SECOQC are presented with a focus on the SECOQC prototype—a Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) back?bone network formed by eight QKD?Link devices.

Momtchil Peev; European Integrated Project SECOQC

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conventional machining methods for rapid prototyping and direct manufacturing  

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The material and product accuracy limitations of rapid prototyped products can often prevent the use of rapid prototyping (RP) processes for production of final end-use products. Conventional machining processes are well-developed technologies with the capability of employing a wide range of materials in the creation of highly accurate components. This paper presents an overview of how conventional machining processes can be used for RP and direct manufacturing processes. The methodologies of computer numerical control machining for rapid prototyping (CNC-RP) and wire electronic discharge machining for rapid prototyping (WEDM-RP) are presented in this paper. A general discussion of selection criteria and cost comparisons among both current additive RP and conventional machining approaches to rapid manufacturing are also presented.

Zhi Yang; Richard A. Wysk; Sanjay Joshi; Matthew C. Frank; Joseph E. Petrzelka

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

The Options Approach to Software Prototyping Decisions 1  

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of a software design choice. Boehm [1] pioneered the use of techniques from statistical decision theory Bayesian decision theory to calcuThe Options Approach to Software Prototyping Decisions 1 Prasad Chalasani Somesh Jha Kevin Sullivan

303

Power capping in SLURM First prototype results and feedback  

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Power capping in SLURM First prototype results and feedback Green days @Lille, November 2013;Green days @Lille, November 2013 | Matthieu Hautreux | 2/27 Power capping Green days @Lille, November 2013 | Matthieu Hautreux | 3/27 Power capping

Lefèvre, Laurent

304

Semiconductor radiation detector  

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A semiconductor radiation detector is provided to detect x-ray and light photons. The entrance electrode is segmented by using variable doping concentrations. Further, the entrance electrode is physically segmented by inserting n+ regions between p+ regions. The p+ regions and the n+ regions are individually biased. The detector elements can be used in an array, and the p+ regions and the n+ regions can be biased by applying potential at a single point. The back side of the semiconductor radiation detector has an n+ anode for collecting created charges and a number of p+ cathodes. Biased n+ inserts can be placed between the p+ cathodes, and an internal resistor divider can be used to bias the n+ inserts as well as the p+ cathodes. A polysilicon spiral guard can be implemented surrounding the active area of the entrance electrode or surrounding an array of entrance electrodes.

Patt, Bradley E. (Sherman Oaks, CA); Iwanczyk, Jan S. (Los Angeles, CA); Tull, Carolyn R. (Orinda, CA); Vilkelis, Gintas (Westlake Village, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2238 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, VOL. 51, NO. 5, OCTOBER 2004 Large Area Imaging Detector for Long-Range,  

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imager to detect nuclear materials at distances of 100 m. Index Terms--Coded aperture imager, gamma-ray problems, the advantages of imaging and the construction of a prototype, large-area (0.57 m2) gamma-ray detectors, gamma-ray imagers, radiation source search. I. INTRODUCTION NUCLEAR material cannot be detected

Horn, Berthold K.P.

306

Fissile material detector  

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A detector for fissile materials which provides for integrity monitoring of fissile materials and can be used for nondestructive assay to confirm the presence of a stable content of fissile material in items. The detector has a sample cavity large enough to enable assay of large items of arbitrary configuration, utilizes neutron sources fabricated in spatially extended shapes mounted on the endcaps of the sample cavity, incorporates a thermal neutron filter insert with reflector properties, and the electronics module includes a neutron multiplicity coincidence counter.

Ivanov, Alexander I. (Dubna, RU); Lushchikov, Vladislav I. (Dubna, RU); Shabalin, Eugeny P. (Dubna, RU); Maznyy, Nikita G. (Dubna, RU); Khvastunov, Michael M. (Dubna, RU); Rowland, Mark (Alamo, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Ultrasonic liquid level detector  

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An ultrasonic liquid level detector for use within a shielded container, the detector being tubular in shape with a chamber at its lower end into which liquid from in the container may enter and exit, the chamber having an ultrasonic transmitter and receiver in its top wall and a reflector plate or target as its bottom wall whereby when liquid fills the chamber a complete medium is then present through which an ultrasonic wave may be transmitted and reflected from the target thus signaling that the liquid is at chamber level.

Kotz, Dennis M. (North Augusta, SC); Hinz, William R. (Augusta, GA)

2010-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

308

Glow discharge detector  

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A highly sensitive electronic ion cell for the measurement of trace elements in He carrier gas which involves glow discharge. A constant wave (CW) glow discharge detector which is controlled through a biased resistor, can detect the change of electron density caused by impurities in the He carrier gas by many orders of magnitude larger than that caused by direct ionization or electron capture. The glow discharge detector utilizes a floating pseudo-electrode to form a probe in or near the plasma. By using this probe, the large variation of electron density due to trace amounts of impurities can be directly measured.

Koo, Jackson C. (San Ramon, CA); Yu, Conrad M. (Antioch, CA)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

A First-Generation Prototype Dynamic Residential Window  

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A First-Generation Prototype Dynamic Residential Window A First-Generation Prototype Dynamic Residential Window Title A First-Generation Prototype Dynamic Residential Window Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-56075 Year of Publication 2004 Authors Kohler, Christian, Howdy Goudey, and Dariush K. Arasteh Call Number LBNL-56075 Abstract We present the concept for a smart highly efficient dynamic window that maximizes solar heat gain during the heating season and minimizes solar heat gain during the cooling season in residential buildings. We describe a prototype dynamic window that relies on an internal shade, which deploys automatically in response to solar radiation and temperature. This prototype was built at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from commercially available off-the-shelf components. It is a stand-alone, standard-size product, so it can be easily installed in place of standard window products. Our design shows promise for near-term commercialization. Improving thermal performance of this prototype by incorporating commercially available highly efficient glazing technologies could result in the first window that could be suitable for use in zero-energy homes. The units predictable deployment of shading could help capture energy savings that are not possible with manual shading. Installation of dynamically shaded windows in the field will allow researchers to better quantify the energy effects of shades, which could lead to increased efficiency in the sizing of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment for residences.

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DEPFET—detectors: New developments  

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The Depleted Field Effect Transistor (DEPFET) detector–amplifier structure forms the basis of a variety of detectors being developed at the MPI semiconductor laboratory. These detectors are foreseen to be used in astronomy and particle physics as well as other fields of science. The detector developments are described together with some intended applications. They comprise the X-ray astronomy missions XEUS and SIMBOL-X as well as the vertex detector of the planned International Linear Collider (ILC). All detectors are produced in the MPI semiconductor laboratory that has a complete silicon technology available.

G. Lutz; L. Andricek; R. Eckardt; O. Hälker; S. Hermann; P. Lechner; R. Richter; G. Schaller; F. Schopper; H. Soltau; L. Strüder; J. Treis; S. Wölfl; C. Zhang

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Note on accelerated detectors  

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The Unruh result, on the thermal-like behavior of particle detectors under a uniformly accelerated state of motion, is found by a different method which does not involve field quantization in a metric with a horizon. The result is extended to other situations.

P. Meyer

1978-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

312

Directional gamma detector  

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An improved directional gamma radiation detector has a collector sandwiched etween two layers of insulation of varying thicknesses. The collector and insulation layers are contained within an evacuated casing, or emitter, which releases electrons upon exposure to gamma radiation. Delayed electrons and electrons entering the collector at oblique angles are attenuated as they pass through the insulation layers on route to the collector.

LeVert, Francis E. (Downers Grove, Knoxville, TN); Cox, Samson A. (Downers Grove, IL)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

The BABAR Detector  

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BABAR, the detector for the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric e+e- B Factory operating at the upsilon 4S resonance, was designed to allow comprehensive studies of CP-violation in B-meson decays. Charged particle tracks are measured in a multi-layer silicon vertex tracker surrounded by a cylindrical wire drift chamber. Electromagentic showers from electrons and photons are detected in an array of CsI crystals located just inside the solenoidal coil of a superconducting magnet. Muons and neutral hadrons are identified by arrays of resistive plate chambers inserted into gaps in the steel flux return of the magnet. Charged hadrons are identified by dE/dx measurements in the tracking detectors and in a ring-imaging Cherenkov detector surrounding the drift chamber. The trigger, data acquisition and data-monitoring systems, VME- and network-based, are controlled by custom-designed online software. Details of the layout and performance of the detector components and their associated electronics and software are presented.

The BABAR Collaboration

2001-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

314

The CLIC Vertex Detector  

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The precision physics needs at TeV-scale linear electron-positron colliders (ILC and CLIC) require a vertex-detector system with excellent flavour-tagging capabilities through a meas- urement of displaced vertices. This is essential, for example, for an explicit measurement of the Higgs decays to pairs of b-quarks, c-quarks and gluons. Efficient identification of top quarks in the decay t ? W b will give access to the ttH-coupling measurement. In addition to those requirements driven by physics arguments, the CLIC bunch structure calls for hit tim- ing at the few-ns level. As a result, the CLIC vertex-detector system needs to have excellent spatial resolution, full geometrical coverage extending to low polar angles, extremely low material budget, low occupancy facilitated by time-tagging, and sufficient heat removal from sensors and readout. These considerations challenge current technological limits. A detector concept based on hybrid pixel-detector technology is under development for the CLIC ver- tex det...

Dannheim, D.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Semiconductor Radiation Detectors  

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...detector in which the material is not fully depleted. 284 SCIENCE, VOL. 170 (77 K), reduces...isotopes produced in fragmentation of uranium nuclei by 5-Gev protons as observed...staff of the U.S. De-partment of Health, Education, and Welfare National Air...

Fred S. Goulding; Yvonne Stone

1970-10-16T23:59:59.000Z

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The Solenoidal Detector Collaboration at the SSCL. Progress report, March 1, 1991--February 29, 1992  

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Our primary interest is the detection and measurement of muons and the design of the muon detector and trigger for the SDC. We have been concentrating on the design of the forward muon system (in the approximate pseudo-rapidity region of 1.5 <{vert_bar} {eta} {vert_bar}<2.5 corresponding to azimuthal angles of 9.4{degrees} to 26. 0{degrees}) and at present are responsible for the engineering design of the detector support system in this rapidity region. We are also participating in the development of a liquid argon (LAr) calorimeter adapted to the bunch structure of the SSC machine. At present a LAr calorimeter still remains an option for the choice of calorimetry for the SDC. Recent measurements at BNL in a 20 GeV pion beam confirm that many of the problems associated with long signal collection times of LAr can be solved.

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1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Effects of Argon Dilution on the Translational and Rotational Temperatures of SiH in Silane and Disilane Plasmas  

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The effects of argon dilution on the translational and rotational temperatures of SiH in both silane and disilane plasmas have been investigated using the imaging of radicals interacting with surfaces (IRIS) technique. The average rotational temperature ...

Jie Zhou; Jianming Zhang; Ellen R. Fisher

2005-11-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct observation of muon-pair production by high-energy muons in the liquid-argon calorimeter BARS  

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Experimental data accumulated over a long-term exposure of the big liquid-argon spectrometer BARS at the Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP, Protvino) in a horizontal ... the aim of selecting events that cor...

V. B. Anikeev; S. N. Gurzhiev; S. P. Denisov; O. S. Zolina…

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Atmospheric-Pressure Argon Surface-Wave Plasma (SWP) as an Ion Source in Elemental Mass Spectrometry  

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Results of the study of a high-power argon surface-wave plasma as an ion source for mass spectrometric elemental analysis of aqueous solutions are presented. The plasma is operated...

Boudreau, D; Hubert, J

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis of AuPd alloyed nanoparticles via room-temperature electron reduction with argon glow discharge as electron source  

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Argon glow discharge has been employed as a cheap, environmentally friendly, and convenient electron source for simultaneous reduction of HAuCl4 and PdCl2...on the anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) substrate. The therm...

Manman Yang; Zongyuan Wang; Wei Wang; Chang-jun Liu

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of ? mode electron heating in dusty argon radio frequency discharges  

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The time-resolved emission of argon atoms in a dusty plasma has been measured with phase-resolved optical emission spectroscopy using an intensified charge-coupled device camera. For that purpose, three-dimensional dust clouds have been confined in a capacitively coupled rf argon discharge with the help of thermophoretic levitation. While electrons are exclusively heated by the expanding sheath (? mode) in the dust-free case, electron heating takes place in the entire plasma bulk when the discharge volume is filled with dust particles. Such a behavior is known as ? mode, first observed in electronegative plasmas. Furthermore, particle-in-cell simulations have been carried out, which reproduce the trends of the experimental findings. These simulations support previous numerical models showing that the enhanced atomic emission in the plasma can be attributed to a bulk electric field, which is mainly caused by the reduced electrical conductivity due to electron depletion.

Killer, Carsten; Bandelow, Gunnar; Schneider, Ralf; Melzer, André [Institut für Physik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, 17489 Greifswald (Germany)] [Institut für Physik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, 17489 Greifswald (Germany); Matyash, Konstantin [Universitätsrechenzentrum, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, 17489 Greifswald (Germany)] [Universitätsrechenzentrum, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, 17489 Greifswald (Germany)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Detectors (XSD) | Advanced Photon Source  

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APS Detector Pool (X-ray Science Division) The Detector Pool provides many different types of x-ray detectors to beamline scientists at the Advanced Photon Source. These detectors are made available for short term loans (typically several days to a week or two, but this is flexible). The detector pool also coordinates loans between sectors, helps sectors repair equipment, and coordinates group purchases. Depending on budgets, we purchase new equipment, based largely on suggestions from the beamline scientists. Requests for detectors are submitted by beamline scientists at the sectors on behalf of general users. General Users are free to contact us regarding detector capabilities and other questions. The Detector Pool is staffed during normal working hours,

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Near infrared detectors for SNAP  

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Near Infrared Detectors for SNAP M. Schubnell a , N. Barron1k × 1k and 2k × 2k) near infrared detectors manufactured byas part of the near infrared R&D e?ort for SNAP (the Super-

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

A Segmented, Enriched N-type Germanium Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay Experiments  

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We present data characterizing the performance of the _rst segmented, N- type Ge detector, isotopically enriched to 85% 76Ge. This detector, based on the Ortec PT6x2 design and referred to as SEGA (Segmented, Enriched Germanium Assembly), was developed as a possible prototype for neutrinoless double beta-decay measurements by the Majorana collaboration. We present some of the general characteristics (including bias potential, efficiency, leakage current, and integral cross-talk) for this detector in its temporary cryostat. We also present an analysis of the resolution of the detector, and demonstrate that for all but two segments there is at least one channel that reaches the Majorana resolution goal below 4 keV FWHM at 2039 keV, and all channels are below 4.5 keV FWHM.

Leviner, L.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Ahmed, M. W.; Avignone, F. T.; Back, Henning O.; Barabash, Alexander S.; Boswell, M.; De Braeckeleer, L.; Brudanin, V.; Chan, Yuen-Dat; Egorov, Viatcheslav; Elliott, Steven R.; Gehman, Victor M.; Hossbach, Todd W.; Kephart, Jeremy; Kidd, M. F.; Konovalov, S.; Lesko, Kevin; Li, Jingyi; Mei, Dongming; Mikhailov, S.; Miley, Harry S.; Radford, D. C.; Reeves, James H.; Sandukovsky, Viatcheslav; Umatov, Valdimir; Underwood, T. A.; Tornow, W.; Wu, Y. K.; Young, A.

2014-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

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A measurement of E/{pi} for a fast lead liquid argon calorimeter  

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The NA34 (HELIOS) calorimeter has measured e/{pi} {congruent} 1.1 in a uranium/liquid argon calorimeter with a shaping time of 135 nsec. Lead may be a viable alternative, but e/{pi} must first be measured at fast shaping times in lead. We re preparing to measure e/{pi} at momenta ranging from 0.5 to 20 GeV/c and with shaping times of 50, 100 and 150 nsec.

Makowiecki, D.; Gordon, H.A.; Ma, H.; Murtagh, M.; Radeka, V.; Rahm, D.; Rescia, S. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Abrams, G.S.; Groom, D.E.; Kirsten, F.; Levi, M.; Siegrist, J. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States); Amako, K.; Inaba, O.; Kondo, T. [National Lab. for High Energy Physics, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan); Baden, A.R.; Fong, D.; Hadley, N.; Kunori, S.; Skuja, A. [Maryland Univ., College Park, MD (United States); Bowen, T.; Forden, G.; Jenkins, E.; Johns, K.; Rutherfoord, J.; Shupe, M. [Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (United States); Burnett, T.; Cook, V.; Davisson, R.; Mockett, P.; Rothberg, J.; Williams, R.W. [Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States); Cremaldi, L.; Reidy, J.; Summers, D. [Mississippi Univ., University, MS (United States); DiGiacomo, N. [Martin Marietta Aerospace, Denver, CO (United States). Astronautics Group; Draper, P.; Ferbel, T.; Lobkowicz, F. [Rochester Univ., NY (United States); Faust, J.; Hauptman, J.; Pang, M. [Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames, IA (United States); Gabriel, T.A. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Hagopian, V.; Womersley, J. [Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States); Handler, T. [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States); Hitlin, D. [California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States); Mulholland, G.T. [Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States); Watanabe, Y. [Tokyo Inst. of Tech. (Japan); Weerts, H. [Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)

1990-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A measurement of E/. pi. for a fast lead liquid argon calorimeter  

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The NA34 (HELIOS) calorimeter has measured e/{pi} {congruent} 1.1 in a uranium/liquid argon calorimeter with a shaping time of 135 nsec. Lead may be a viable alternative, but e/{pi} must first be measured at fast shaping times in lead. We re preparing to measure e/{pi} at momenta ranging from 0.5 to 20 GeV/c and with shaping times of 50, 100 and 150 nsec.

Makowiecki, D.; Gordon, H.A.; Ma, H.; Murtagh, M.; Radeka, V.; Rahm, D.; Rescia, S. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Abrams, G.S.; Groom, D.E.; Kirsten, F.; Levi, M.; Siegrist, J. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)); Amako, K.; Inaba, O.; Kondo, T. (National Lab. for High Energy Physics, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan)); Baden, A.R.; Fong, D.; Hadley, N.; Kunori, S.; Skuja, A. (Maryland U

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Cherenkov detectors in particle physics  

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The most impressive examples of the application of Cherenkov detectors in modern-physics experiments are considered.

Yu. K. Akimov

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Contamination d'un plasma d'argon par des vapeurs anodiques de cuivre P. Andanson et B. Cheminat  

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symboles Nous présentons une étude expérimentale sur la contamination d'un plasma d'arc par des vapeurs775 Contamination d'un plasma d'argon par des vapeurs anodiques de cuivre P. Andanson et B proche de l'anode en cuivre (1 mm à 1 cm) d'un arc stabilisé sous atmosphère d'argon (15 A et 30 A) est

Boyer, Edmond

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Influence of oxygen in atmospheric-pressure argon plasma jet on sterilization of Bacillus atrophaeous spores  

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A nonequilibrium Ar ? O 2 plasmadischarge at atmospheric pressure was carried out in a coaxial cylindrical reactor with a stepped electrode configuration powered by a 13.56 MHz rf power supplier. The argon glow discharge with high electron density produces oxygen reactive species in large quantities. Argon plasma jets penetrate deep into ambient air and create a path for oxygen radicals to sterilize microbes. A sterilization experiment with bacterial endospores indicates that an argon-oxygen plasma jet very effectively kills endospores of Bacillus atrophaeus (ATCC 9372) thereby demonstrating its capability to clean surfaces and its usefulness for reinstating contaminated equipment as free from toxic biological warfare agents. The decimal reduction time ( D values) of the Ar ? O 2 plasma jet at an exposure distance of 0.5 – 1.5 cm ranges from 5 to 57 s . An actinometric comparison of the sterilization data shows that atomic oxygen radicals play a significant role in plasma sterilization. When observed under a scanning electron microscope the average size of the spores appears to be greatly reduced due to chemical reactions with the oxygen radicals.

Jin-Pyo Lim; Han S. Uhm; Shou-Zhe Li

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of oxygen in atmospheric-pressure argon plasma jet on sterilization of Bacillus atrophaeous spores  

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A nonequilibrium Ar/O{sub 2} plasma discharge at atmospheric pressure was carried out in a coaxial cylindrical reactor with a stepped electrode configuration powered by a 13.56 MHz rf power supplier. The argon glow discharge with high electron density produces oxygen reactive species in large quantities. Argon plasma jets penetrate deep into ambient air and create a path for oxygen radicals to sterilize microbes. A sterilization experiment with bacterial endospores indicates that an argon-oxygen plasma jet very effectively kills endospores of Bacillus atrophaeus (ATCC 9372), thereby demonstrating its capability to clean surfaces and its usefulness for reinstating contaminated equipment as free from toxic biological warfare agents. The decimal reduction time (D values) of the Ar/O{sub 2} plasma jet at an exposure distance of 0.5-1.5 cm ranges from 5 to 57 s. An actinometric comparison of the sterilization data shows that atomic oxygen radicals play a significant role in plasma sterilization. When observed under a scanning electron microscope, the average size of the spores appears to be greatly reduced due to chemical reactions with the oxygen radicals.

Lim, Jin-Pyo; Uhm, Han S.; Li, Shou-Zhe [Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, San 5 Wonchon-Dong, Youngtong-Gu, Suwon 443-749 (Korea, Republic of); State Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams Department of Physics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)

2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

331

High Resolution He-like Argon And Sulfur Spectra From The PSI ECRIT  

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We present new results on the X-ray spectroscopy of multicharged argon, sulfur and chlorine obtained with the Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Trap (ECRIT) in operation at the Paul Scherrer Institut (Villigen, Switzerland). We used a Johann-type Bragg spectrometer with a spherically-bent crystal, with an energy resolution of about 0.4 eV. The ECRIT itself is of a hybrid type, with a superconducting split coil magnet, special iron inserts which provides the mirror field, and a permanent magnetic hexapole. The high frequency was provided by a 6.4 GHz microwave emitter. We obtained high intensity X-ray spectra of multicharged F-like to He-like argon, sulfur and chlorine with one 1s hole. In particular, we observed the $1s2s^{3}S_1 \\to 1s^2^{1}S_0 M1$ and $1s2p^{3}P_2 \\to 1s^2^{1}S_0 M2$ transitions in He-like argon, sulfur and chlorine with unprecedented statistics and resolution. The energies of the observed lines are being determined with good accuracy using the He-like M1 line as a reference.

Trassinelli, M; Boucard, S; Covita, D S; Dos Santos, J M F; Gotta, D; Hirtl, A; Indelicato, P J; Le Bigot, E O; Leoni, B; Simons, L M; Stingelin, L; Veloso, J F C; Wasser, A; Zmeskal, J; Bigot, Eric-Olivier Le; Biri, Sandor; Boucard, Stephane; Covita, Daniel S.; Gotta, Detlev; Hirtl, Albert; Indelicato, Paul; Leoni, Bruno; Santos, Joaquim M.F. Dos; Simons, Leopold M.; Stingelin, Lucas; Trassinelli, Martino; Veloso, Joao F.C.A.; Wasser, Alfred; Zmeskal, Johann; ccsd-00003163, ccsd

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Radiation Tests for a Single-GEM Loaded Gaseous Detector  

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We report on the systematic study of a single-gas-electron-multiplication (GEM) loaded gaseous detector developed for precision measurements of high-energy particle beams and dose-verification measurements. In the present study, a 256-channel prototype detector with an active area of 16$\\times$16 cm$^{2}$, operated in a continuous current-integration-mode signal-processing method, was manufactured and tested with x rays emitted from a 70-kV x-ray generator and 43-MeV protons provided by the MC50 proton cyclotron at the Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Science (KIRAMS). The amplified detector response was measured for the x rays with an intensity of about 5$\\times$10$^{6}$ Hz cm$^{-2}$. The linearity of the detector response to the particle flux was examined and validated by using 43-MeV proton beams. The non-uniform development of the amplification for the gas electrons in space was corrected by applying proper calibration to the channel responses of the measured beam-profile data. We concluded fro...

Lee, Kyong Sei; Kim, Sang Yeol; Park, Sung Keun

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Intelligent Radiation Detector System For Remote Monitoring  

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A unique real?time gamma radiation detector and spectroscopic analyzer specifically designed for a “Homeland Security Radiological Network” has been developed by the Environmental Measurements Laboratory (EML). The Intelligent Radiation Detector’s (IRD) sensitivity and rapid sampling cycle assure up?to?the minute radiological data which will indicate fast changes in atmospheric radioactivity. In addition an immediate alert will occur within seconds to signal rapid changes in activity or levels elevated beyond a preset. This feature is particularly valuable to detect radioactivity from moving vehicles. The IRD also supplies spectral data which allows the associated network computer to identify the specific radionuclides detected and to distinguish between natural and manmade radioactivity. To minimize cost and maximize rapid availability the IRD uses readily available “off the shelf” components combined with an inexpensive unique detector housing made of PVC plastic pipe. Reliability with no required maintenance is inherent in the IRD which operates automatically and unattended on a “24/7” basis. A prototype unit installed on EML’s roof has been in continuous operation since November 27 2001.

Norman Latner; Norman Chiu; Colin G. Sanderson

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of the Prototypical Cryomodule for the EUROTRANS Superconducting Linac for Nuclear Waste Transmutation  

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Design of the Prototypical Cryomodule for the EUROTRANS Superconducting Linac for Nuclear Waste Transmutation

Barbanotti, S; Blache, P; Commeaux, C; Duthil, P; Panzeri, N; Pierini, P; Rampnoux, E; Souli, M

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Argon Abundances in the Solar Neighborhood: Non-LTE Analysis of Orion Association B-type Stars  

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Argon abundances have been derived for a sample of B main-sequence stars in the Orion association. The abundance calculations are based on NLTE metal line-blanketed model atmospheres calculated with the NLTE code TLUSTY and an updated and complete argon model atom. We derive an average argon abundance for this young population of A(Ar) = 6.66 +- 0.06. While our result is in excellent agreement with a recent analysis of the Orion nebula, it is significantly higher than the currently recommended solar value which is based on abundance measurements in the solar corona. Moreover, the derived argon abundances in the Orion B stars agree very well with a measurement from a solar impulsive flare during which unmodified solar photospheric material was brought to flare conditions. We therefore argue that the argon abundances obtained independently for both the Orion B stars and the Orion nebula are representative of the disk abundance value in the solar neighborhood. The lower coronal abundance may reflect a depletion related to the FIP effect. We propose a new reference value for the abundance of argon in the solar neighborhood, A(Ar) = 6.63 +- 0.10, corresponding to Ar/O = 0.009.

Thierry Lanz; Katia Cunha; Jon Holtzman; Ivan Hubeny

2007-09-13T23:59:59.000Z

336

Scintillator detectors with long WLS fibers and multi-pixel photodiodes  

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We have studied the possibility of using Geiger mode multi-pixel photodiodes to read out long scintillator bars with a single wavelength-shifting fiber embedded along the bar. This detector configuration can be used in large volume detectors in future long baseline neutrino oscillation experiments. Prototype bars of 0.7 cm thickness and different widths have been produced and tested using two types of multi-pixel photodiodes: MRS APD (CPTA, Moscow) and MPPC (Hamamatsu). A minimum light yield of 7.2 p.e./MeV was obtained for a 4 cm wide bar.

O. Mineev; Yu. Kudenko; Yu. Musienko; I. Polyansky; N. Yershov

2011-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

337

A new high-background-rejection dark matter Ge cryogenic detector  

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A new design of a cryogenic germanium detector for dark matter search is presented, taking advantage of the coplanar grid technique of event localisation for improved background discrimination. Experiments performed with prototype devices in the EDELWEISS II setup at the Modane underground facility demonstrate the remarkably high efficiency of these devices for the rejection of low-energy $\\beta$, approaching 10$^5$ . This opens the road to investigate the range beyond 10$^{-8}$ pb in the WIMP-nucleon collision cross-sections, as proposed in the EURECA project of a one-ton cryogenic detector mass.

Broniatowski, A; Armengaud, E; Bergé, L; Benoît, A; Besida, O; Blumer, J; Chantelauze, A; Chapellier, M; Chardin, G; Charlieux, F; Collin, S; Crauste, O; De Jésus, M; Di Stefano, P; Dolgorouki, Y; Domange, J; Dumoulin, L; Eitel, K; Gascon, J; Gerbier, G; Gros, M; Hannawald, M; Hervé, S; Juillard, A; Kluck, H; Kozlov, V; Lemrani, R; Lubashevskiy, A; Marrache, C; Marnieros, S; Navick, X -F; Nones, C; Olivieri, E; Pari, P; Paul, B; Rozov, S; Sanglard, V; Scorza, S; Semikh, S; Verdier, M -A; Vagneron, L; Yakushev, E

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Laser-processed three dimensional graphitic electrodes for diamond radiation detectors  

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We have used an original approach for diamond detectors where three dimensional buried graphitic electrodes are processed in the bulk of a diamond substrate via laser-induced graphitization. Prototype made of polycrystalline chemical vapor deposition diamond was fabricated using a nanosecond UV laser. Its charge collection efficiency was evaluated using ?-particles emitted by a 241-Americium source. An improved charge collection efficiency was measured proving that laser micro-machining of diamond is a valid option for the future fabrication of three dimensional diamond detectors.

Caylar, Beno?-carett; Pomorski, Michal; Bergonzo, Philippe [CEA-LIST, Diamond Sensors Laboratory, Gif-sur-Yvette F-91191 (France)] [CEA-LIST, Diamond Sensors Laboratory, Gif-sur-Yvette F-91191 (France)

2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Biointrusion test plan for the Permanent Isolation Surface Barrier Prototype  

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This document provides a testing and monitoring plan for the biological component of the prototype barrier slated for construction at the Hanford Site. The prototype barrier is an aboveground structure engineered to demonstrate the basic features of an earthen cover system. It is designed to permanently isolate waste from the biosphere. The features of the barrier include multiple layers of soil and rock materials and a low-permeability asphalt sublayer. The surface of the barrier consists of silt loam soil, covered with plants. The barrier sides are reinforced with rock or coarse earthen-fill to protect against wind and water erosion. The sublayers inhibit plant and animal intrusion and percolation of water. A series of tests will be conducted on the prototype barrier over the next several years to evaluate barrier performance under extreme climatic conditions. Plants and animals will play a significant role in the hydrologic and water and wind erosion characteristics of the prototype barrier. Studies on the biological component of the prototype barrier will include work on the initial revegetation of the surface, continued monitoring of the developing plant community, rooting depth and dispersion in the context of biointrusion potential, the role of plants in the hydrology of the surface and toe regions of the barrier, the role of plants in stabilizing the surface against water and wind erosion, and the role of burrowing animals in the hydrology and water and wind erosion of the barrier.

Link, S.O.; Cadwell, L.L.; Brandt, C.A.; Downs, J.L.; Rossi, R.E.; Gee, G.W.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Semiconductor radiation detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A semiconductor detector for ionizing electromagnetic radiation, neutrons, and energetic charged particles. The detecting element is comprised of a compound having the composition I-III-VI.sub.2 or II-IV-V.sub.2 where the "I" component is from column 1A or 1B of the periodic table, the "II" component is from column 2B, the "III" component is from column 3A, the "IV" component is from column 4A, the "V" component is from column 5A, and the "VI" component is from column 6A. The detecting element detects ionizing radiation by generating a signal proportional to the energy deposited in the element, and detects neutrons by virtue of the ionizing radiation emitted by one or more of the constituent materials subsequent to capture. The detector may contain more than one neutron-sensitive component.

Bell, Zane W. (Oak Ridge, TN); Burger, Arnold (Knoxville, TN)

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Liquid level detector  

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A liquid level detector for conductive liquids for vertical installation in a tank, the detector having a probe positioned within a sheath and insulated therefrom by a seal so that the tip of the probe extends proximate to but not below the lower end of the sheath, the lower end terminating in a rim that is provided with notches, said lower end being tapered, the taper and notches preventing debris collection and bubble formation, said lower end when contacting liquid as it rises will form an airtight cavity defined by the liquid, the interior sheath wall, and the seal, the compression of air in the cavity preventing liquid from further entry into the sheath and contact with the seal. As a result, the liquid cannot deposit a film to form an electrical bridge across the seal.

Tshishiku, Eugene M. (Augusta, GA)

2011-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

342

Ultrafast neutron detector  

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The invention comprises a neutron detector (50) of very high temporal resolution that is particularly well suited for measuring the fusion reaction neutrons produced by laser-driven inertial confinement fusion targets. The detector comprises a biased two-conductor traveling-wave transmission line (54, 56, 58, 68) having a uranium cathode (60) and a phosphor anode (62) as respective parts of the two conductors. A charge line and Auston switch assembly (70, 72, 74) launch an electric field pulse along the transmission line. Neutrons striking the uranium cathode at a location where the field pulse is passing, are enabled to strike the phosphor anode and produce light that is recorded on photographic film (64). The transmission line may be variously configured to achieve specific experimental goals.

Wang, Ching L. (Livermore, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Ionizing radiation detector  

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An ionizing radiation detector is provided which is based on the principle of analog electronic integration of radiation sensor currents in the sub-pico to nano ampere range between fixed voltage switching thresholds with automatic voltage reversal each time the appropriate threshold is reached. The thresholds are provided by a first NAND gate Schmitt trigger which is coupled with a second NAND gate Schmitt trigger operating in an alternate switching state from the first gate to turn either a visible or audible indicating device on and off in response to the gate switching rate which is indicative of the level of radiation being sensed. The detector can be configured as a small, personal radiation dosimeter which is simple to operate and responsive over a dynamic range of at least 0.01 to 1000 R/hr.

Thacker, Louis H. (Knoxville, TN)

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH CHARGE EFFECTS IN SILICON DRIFT DETECTORS WITH LATERAL CONFINEMENT OF ELECTRONS.  

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A new drift detector prototype which provides suppression of the lateral diffusion of electrons has been tested as a function of the signal charge up to high charge levels, when electrostatic repulsion is not negligible. The lateral diffusion of the electron cloud has been measured for injected charges up to 2 {center_dot} 10{sup 5} electrons. The maximum number of electrons for which the suppression of the lateral spread is effective is obtained.

CASTOLDI,A.; REHAK,P.

1995-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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High-speed, multi-channel detector readout electronics for fast radiation detectors  

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In this project, we are developing a high speed digital spectrometer that a) captures detector waveforms at rates up to 500 MSPS b) has upgraded event data acquisition with additional data buffers for zero dead time operation c) moves energy calculations to the FPGA to increase spectrometer throughput in fast scintillator applications d) uses a streamlined architecture and high speed data interface for even faster readout to the host PC These features are in addition to the standard functions in our existing spectrometers such as digitization, programmable trigger and energy filters, pileup inspection, data acquisition with energy and time stamps, MCA histograms, and run statistics. In Phase I, we upgraded one of our existing spectrometer designs to demonstrate the key principle of fast waveform capture using a 500 MSPS, 12 bit ADC and a Xilinx Virtex-4 FPGA. This upgraded spectrometer, named P500, performed well in initial tests of energy resolution, pulse shape analysis, and timing measurements, thus achieving item (a) above. In Phase II, we are revising the P500 to build a commercial prototype with the improvements listed in items (b)-(d). As described in the previous report, two devices were built to pursue this goal, named the Pixie-500 and the Pixie-500 Express. The Pixie-500 has only minor improvements from the Phase I prototype and is intended as an early commercial product (its production and part of its development were funded outside the SBIR). It also allows testing of the ADC performance in real applications.The Pixie-500 Express (or Pixie-500e) includes all of the improvements (b)-(d). At the end of Phase II of the project, we have tested and debugged the hardware, firmware and software of the Pixie-500 Express prototype boards delivered 12/3/2010. This proved substantially more complex than anticipated. At the time of writing, all hardware bugs have been fixed, the PCI Express interface is working, the SDRAM has been successfully tested and the SHARC DSP has been booted with preliminary code. All new ICs and circuitry on the prototype are working properly, however some of the planned firmware and software functions have not yet been completely implemented and debugged. Overall, due to the unanticipated complexity of the PCI Express interface, some aspects of the project could not be completed with the time and funds available in Phase II. These aspects will be completed in self-funded Phase III.

Hennig, Wolfgang

2012-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of a Large Sample of Neutrino-Induced Muons with the ArgoNeuT Detector  

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ArgoNeuT, or Argon Neutrino Test, is a 170 liter liquid argon time projection chamber designed to collect neutrino interactions from the NuMI beam at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. ArgoNeuT operated in the NuMI low-energy beam line directly upstream of the MINOS Near Detector from September 2009 to February 2010, during which thousands of neutrino and antineutrino events were collected. The MINOS Near Detector was used to measure muons downstream of ArgoNeuT. Though ArgoNeuT is primarily an R&D project, the data collected provide a unique opportunity to measure neutrino cross sections in the 0.1-10 GeV energy range. Fully reconstructing the muon from these interactions is imperative for these measurements. This paper focuses on the complete kinematic reconstruction of neutrino-induced through-going muons tracks. Analysis of this high statistics sample of minimum ionizing tracks demonstrates the reliability of the geometric and calorimetric reconstruction in the ArgoNeuT detector.

C. Anderson; M. Antonello; B. Baller; T. Bolton; C. Bromberg; F. Cavanna; E. Church; D. Edmunds; A. Ereditato; S. Farooq; B. Fleming; H. Greenlee; R. Guenette; S. Haug; G. Horton-Smith; C. James; E. Klein; K. Lang; P. Laurens; S. Linden; D. McKee; R. Mehdiyev; B. Page; O. Palamara; K. Partyka; G. Rameika; B. Rebel; B. Rossi; M. Soderberg; J. Spitz; A. M. Szelc; M. Weber; T. Yang; G. P. Zeller

2012-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of a Large Sample of Neutrino-Induced Muons with the ArgoNeuT Detector  

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ArgoNeuT, or Argon Neutrino Test, is a 170 liter liquid argon time projection chamber designed to collect neutrino interactions from the NuMI beam at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. ArgoNeuT operated in the NuMI low-energy beam line directly upstream of the MINOS Near Detector from September 2009 to February 2010, during which thousands of neutrino and antineutrino events were collected. The MINOS Near Detector was used to measure muons downstream of ArgoNeuT. Though ArgoNeuT is primarily an R&D project, the data collected provide a unique opportunity to measure neutrino cross sections in the 0.1-10 GeV energy range. Fully reconstructing the muon from these interactions is imperative for these measurements. This paper focuses on the complete kinematic reconstruction of neutrino-induced through-going muons tracks. Analysis of this high statistics sample of minimum ionizing tracks demonstrates the reliability of the geometric and calorimetric reconstruction in the ArgoNeuT detector.

Anderson, C; Baller, B; Bolton, T; Bromberg, C; Cavanna, F; Church, E; Edmunds, D; Ereditato, A; Farooq, S; Fleming, B; Greenlee, H; Guenette, R; Haug, S; Horton-Smith, G; James, C; Klein, E; Lang, K; Laurens, P; Linden, S; McKee, D; Mehdiyev, R; Page, B; Palamara, O; Partyka, K; Rameika, G; Rebel, B; Rossi, B; Soderberg, M; Spitz, J; Szelc, A M; Weber, M; Yang, T; Zeller, G P

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Sensor readout detector circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sensor readout detector circuit is disclosed that is capable of detecting sensor signals down to a few nanoamperes or less in a high (microampere) background noise level. The circuit operates at a very low standby power level and is triggerable by a sensor event signal that is above a predetermined threshold level. A plurality of sensor readout detector circuits can be formed on a substrate as an integrated circuit (IC). These circuits can operate to process data from an array of sensors in parallel, with only data from active sensors being processed for digitization and analysis. This allows the IC to operate at a low power level with a high data throughput for the active sensors. The circuit may be used with many different types of sensors, including photodetectors, capacitance sensors, chemically-sensitive sensors or combinations thereof to provide a capability for recording transient events or for recording data for a predetermined period of time following an event trigger. The sensor readout detector circuit has applications for portable or satellite-based sensor systems. 6 figs.

Chu, D.D.; Thelen, D.C. Jr.

1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

349

Sensor readout detector circuit  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A sensor readout detector circuit is disclosed that is capable of detecting sensor signals down to a few nanoamperes or less in a high (microampere) background noise level. The circuit operates at a very low standby power level and is triggerable by a sensor event signal that is above a predetermined threshold level. A plurality of sensor readout detector circuits can be formed on a substrate as an integrated circuit (IC). These circuits can operate to process data from an array of sensors in parallel, with only data from active sensors being processed for digitization and analysis. This allows the IC to operate at a low power level with a high data throughput for the active sensors. The circuit may be used with many different types of sensors, including photodetectors, capacitance sensors, chemically-sensitive sensors or combinations thereof to provide a capability for recording transient events or for recording data for a predetermined period of time following an event trigger. The sensor readout detector circuit has applications for portable or satellite-based sensor systems.

Chu, Dahlon D. (Albuquerque, NM); Thelen, Jr., Donald C. (Bozeman, MT)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Nanowire-based detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Systems, articles, and methods are provided related to nanowire-based detectors, which can be used for light detection in, for example, single-photon detectors. In one aspect, a variety of detectors are provided, for example one including an electrically superconductive nanowire or nanowires constructed and arranged to interact with photons to produce a detectable signal. In another aspect, fabrication methods are provided, including techniques to precisely reproduce patterns in subsequently formed layers of material using a relatively small number of fabrication steps. By precisely reproducing patterns in multiple material layers, one can form electrically insulating materials and electrically conductive materials in shapes such that incoming photons are redirected toward a nearby electrically superconductive materials (e.g., electrically superconductive nanowire(s)). For example, one or more resonance structures (e.g., comprising an electrically insulating material), which can trap electromagnetic radiation within its boundaries, can be positioned proximate the nanowire(s). The resonance structure can include, at its boundaries, electrically conductive material positioned proximate the electrically superconductive nanowire such that light that would otherwise be transmitted through the sensor is redirected toward the nanowire(s) and detected. In addition, electrically conductive material can be positioned proximate the electrically superconductive nanowire (e.g. at the aperture of the resonant structure), such that light is directed by scattering from this structure into the nanowire.

Berggren, Karl K; Hu, Xiaolong; Masciarelli, Daniele

2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

351

Optical ionization detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical ionization detector wherein a beam of light is split so that one arm passes through a fiber optics and the other arm passes through a gas-filled region, and uses interferometry to detect density changes in a gas when charged particles pass through it. The gas-filled region of the detector is subjected to a high electric field and as a charged particle traverses this gas region electrons are freed from the cathode and accelerated so as to generate an electron avalanche which is collected on the anode. The gas density is effected by the electron avalanche formation and if the index or refraction is proportional to the gas density the index will change accordingly. The detector uses this index change by modulating the one arm of the split light beam passing through the gas, with respect to the other arm that is passed through the fiber optic. Upon recombining of the beams, interference fringe changes as a function of the index change indicates the passage of charged particles through the gaseous medium. 3 figures.

Wuest, C.R.; Lowry, M.E.

1994-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

352

Optical ionization detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An optical ionization detector wherein a beam of light is split so that one arm passes through a fiber optics and the other arm passes through a gas-filled region, and uses interferometry to detect density changes in a gas when charged particles pass through it. The gas-filled region of the detector is subjected to a high electric field and as a charged particle traverses this gas region electrons are freed from the cathode and accelerated so as to generate an electron avalanche which is collected on the anode. The gas density is effected by the electron avalanche formation and if the index or refraction is proportional to the gas density the index will change accordingly. The detector uses this index change by modulating the one arm of the split light beam passing through the gas, with respect to the other arm that is passed through the fiber optic. Upon recombining of the beams, interference fringe changes as a function of the index change indicates the passage of charged particles through the gaseous medium.

Wuest, Craig R. (Danville, CA); Lowry, Mark E. (Castro Valley, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Evaluation of Computer- Based Procedure System Prototype | Department of  

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Computer- Based Procedure System Prototype Computer- Based Procedure System Prototype Evaluation of Computer- Based Procedure System Prototype This research effort is a part of the Light-Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, which is a research and development (R&D) program sponsored by Department of Energy (DOE) and performed in close collaboration with industry R&D programs that provides the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe, and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. The LWRS program serves to help the U.S. nuclear industry adopt new technologies and engineering solutions that facilitate the continued safe operation of the plants and extension of the current operating licenses. The introduction of advanced technology in existing nuclear power plants

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Evaluation of Computer- Based Procedure System Prototype | Department of  

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

Evaluation of Computer- Based Procedure System Prototype Evaluation of Computer- Based Procedure System Prototype Evaluation of Computer- Based Procedure System Prototype This research effort is a part of the Light-Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) Program, which is a research and development (R&D) program sponsored by Department of Energy (DOE) and performed in close collaboration with industry R&D programs that provides the technical foundations for licensing and managing the long-term, safe, and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. The LWRS program serves to help the U.S. nuclear industry adopt new technologies and engineering solutions that facilitate the continued safe operation of the plants and extension of the current operating licenses. The introduction of advanced technology in existing nuclear power plants

355

Pierre's Prototype for Wind and Solar - Capitol Lake Plaza | Department  

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Pierre's Prototype for Wind and Solar - Capitol Lake Plaza Pierre's Prototype for Wind and Solar - Capitol Lake Plaza Pierre's Prototype for Wind and Solar - Capitol Lake Plaza June 3, 2010 - 3:22pm Addthis Lindsay Gsell What are the key facts? 80 photovoltaic (PV) solar energy system and two vertical wind turbines will produce up to 40 percent of the building's total energy usage Capitol Lake Plaza sits centrally on Pierre, S.D.'s government plaza. Originally built in 1974, the building has been undergoing major energy renovations since being purchased by the state two years ago. Two major components of the renovation are about to appear at the building's highest point: solar panels and wind turbines are being installed on the roof. The 80 photovoltaic (PV) solar energy system and two vertical wind turbines will produce up to 40 percent of the building's total energy usage, says

356

Prototype Vector Machine for Large Scale Semi-Supervised Learning  

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Practicaldataminingrarelyfalls exactlyinto the supervisedlearning scenario. Rather, the growing amount of unlabeled data poses a big challenge to large-scale semi-supervised learning (SSL). We note that the computationalintensivenessofgraph-based SSLarises largely from the manifold or graph regularization, which in turn lead to large models that are dificult to handle. To alleviate this, we proposed the prototype vector machine (PVM), a highlyscalable,graph-based algorithm for large-scale SSL. Our key innovation is the use of"prototypes vectors" for effcient approximation on both the graph-based regularizer and model representation. The choice of prototypes are grounded upon two important criteria: they not only perform effective low-rank approximation of the kernel matrix, but also span a model suffering the minimum information loss compared with the complete model. We demonstrate encouraging performance and appealing scaling properties of the PVM on a number of machine learning benchmark data sets.

Zhang, Kai; Kwok, James T.; Parvin, Bahram

2009-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

357

Pollution prevention opportunity assessment for electronics prototype laboratory.  

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This Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessment (PPOA) was conducted for Sandia National Laboratories/California Electronics Prototype Laboratory (EPL) in May 2005. The primary purpose of this PPOA is to provide recommendations to assist Electronics Prototype Laboratory personnel in reducing the generation of waste and improving the efficiency of their processes. This report contains a summary of the information collected, analyses performed and recommended options for implementation. The Sandia National Laboratories Pollution Prevention staff will continue to work with the EPL to implement the recommendations.

Gerard, Morgan Evan

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Airflow induced vibration of the Si-IT prototype  

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In this note we present the results of air-flow induced vibration tests performed on mechanical prototypes of the Si option of the Inner Tracker upgrade. We made a modal analyze where we observed the eigenfrequency of the Si-ladder structure at ?30 Hz as previously measured at CERN. Flowing dry-air to cool the prototypes we do not observe a lock-in state of the vortex induced vibration (VIV). The maximum observed vibration amplitude is calculated. We conclude that the VIV excites the eigenfrequency almost independently from the air-flow speed, and with an amplitude which does not damage the structure.

Dijkstra, H; De Aguiar, V; Rigo, V

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

areaDetector: Software for 2-D Detectors in EPICS  

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areaDetector is a new EPICS module designed to support 2-D detectors. It is modular C++ code that greatly simplifies the task of writing support for a new detector. It also supports plugins, which receive detector data from the driver and process it in some way. Existing plugins perform Region-Of-Interest extraction and analysis, file saving (in netCDF, HDF, TIFF and JPEG formats), color conversion, and export to EPICS records for image display in clients like ImageJ and IDL. Drivers have now been written for many of the detectors commonly used at synchrotron beamlines, including CCDs, pixel array and amorphous silicon detectors, and online image plates.

Rivers, M. (UC)

2011-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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areaDetector: Software for 2-D Detectors in EPICS  

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areaDetector is a new EPICS module designed to support 2-D detectors. It is modular C++ code that greatly simplifies the task of writing support for a new detector. It also supports plugins, which receive detector data from the driver and process it in some way. Existing plugins perform Region-Of-Interest extraction and analysis, file saving (in netCDF, HDF, TIFF and JPEG formats), color conversion, and export to EPICS records for image display in clients like ImageJ and IDL. Drivers have now been written for many of the detectors commonly used at synchrotron beamlines, including CCDs, pixel array and amorphous silicon detectors, and online image plates.

Rivers, Mark L. [Center for Advanced Radiation Sources and Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Argonne, IL 60439 (United States)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Design, construction, operation and evaluation of a prototype culm combustion boiler/heater unit. Final design of prototype unit  

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A final design of a prototype anthracite culm combustion boiler has been accomplished under Phase I of DOE Contract ET-78-C-01-3269. The prototype boiler has been designed to generate 20,000 pounds per hour of 150 psig saturated steam using low Btu (4000 Btu per pound) anthracite culm as a fuel. This boiler will be located at the industrial park of the Shamokin Area Industrial Corporation (SAIC). This program is directed at demonstrating the commercial viability of anthracite culm fueled FBC steam generation systems.

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1980-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Test results of a new detector system for gamma ray isotopic measurements  

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A new type of gamma-ray detector system for isotopic measurements has been developed. This new system, a ``Duo detector`` array, consists of two intrinsic germanium detectors, a planar followed by a coaxial mounted on the same axis within a single cryostat assembly. This configuration allows the isotopic analysis system to take advantage of spectral data results that are collected simultaneously from different gamma-ray energy regimes. Princeton Gamma Tech (PGT) produced several prototypes of this Duo detector array which were then tested by Rocky Flats personnel until the design was optimized. An application for this detector design is in automated, roboticized NDA systems such as those being developed at the Los Alamos TA-55 Plutonium Facility. The Duo detector design reduces the space necessary for the isotopic instrument by a factor of two (only one liquid nitrogen dewar is needed), and also reduces the complexity of the mechanical systems and controlling software. Data will be presented on measurements of nuclear material with a Duo detector for a wide variety of matrices. Results indicate that the maximum count rate can be increased up to 100,000 counts per second yet maintaining excellent resolution and energy rate product.

Malcom, J.E.; Bonner, C.A.; Hurd, J.R. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Fleissner, [EG and G Rocky Flats, Inc., Golden, CO (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

SAE INDIA 0301007 Virtual Prototype of Rack and Pinion Steering  

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SAE INDIA 0301007 Virtual Prototype of Rack and Pinion Steering Gear Meshing Naresh Kamble, S K. Gurgaon, India Copyright©2003 SAE International ABSTRACT Rack and pinion steering gear being compact on individual components (such as PCD run out of pinion, rack bend) are maintained within close tolerances

Saha, Subir Kumar

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PROTOTYPE MIXED-SIGNAL HARDWARE PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO INTEROPERABILITY  

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PROTOTYPE MIXED-SIGNAL HARDWARE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO INTEROPERABILITY BY TIMOTHY EDWOOD BOND levels of my life and education. "... that in all things he [Christ] might have the preeminence Mixed-Signal Hardware Audio Baseband Switch Approach..................................8 II. BACKGROUND

New Hampshire, University of

365

Constraint-Based Motion Planning for Virtual Prototyping Maxim Garber  

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]: Computational Geometry and Object Modeling; I.6 [Computing Methodologies]: Simulation and Mod- eling General prototyping. Our approach trans- forms the motion planning problem into the simulation of a dy- namical system a collision free path. We demonstrate its effec- tiveness for parts removal, automated car painting

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of

366

Prototypical Implementation of Location-Aware Services based on a  

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without a built-in power supply) in large quantities and in a highly redundant fashion over large areas (ARCS '06) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. #12;2 J. Bohn benefits and first prototypical results. The practical relevance of this concept is reflected in the recent appearance of industrial products that make

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Color Rapid Prototyping for Diffusion-Tensor MRI Visualization  

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. Laidlaw, Christopher W. Bull Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA a) b) c) Fig. 1. (a,b) A plaster color rapid prototyping (RP) plaster mod- els as visualization tools to support scientific research by the printer software. These layers are then manufactured by putting down a thin layer of plaster powder

Laidlaw, David

368

MATLAB tensor classes for fast algorithm prototyping : source code.  

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We present the source code for three MATLAB classes for manipulating tensors in order to allow fast algorithm prototyping. A tensor is a multidimensional or Nway array. This is a supplementary report; details on using this code are provided separately in SAND-XXXX.

Bader, Brett William; Kolda, Tamara Gibson (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA)

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

UDC Develops Prototype High-Efficiency OLED Undercabinet Luminaire  

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

Universal Display Corporation (UDC) has demonstrated the real-world application of a novel lighting technology by developing two pre-prototype OLED undercabinet lighting systems that exceed 420 total lumens at an efficacy of more than 55 lm/W, with an estimated lifetime (LT70) in excess of 10,000 hours, and a color rendering index (CRI) greater than 85.

370

A prototype classifier based on gravitational search algorithm  

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In recent years, heuristic algorithms have been successfully applied to solve clustering and classification problems. In this paper, gravitational search algorithm (GSA) which is one of the newest swarm based heuristic algorithms is used to provide a ... Keywords: Classification, Gravitational search algorithm, Prototype classifier, Swarm intelligence, UCI machine learning repository

Abbas Bahrololoum; Hossein Nezamabadi-pour; Hamid Bahrololoum; Masoud Saeed

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Evaluation of database technologies for the CTBT Knowledge Base prototype  

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This document examines a number of different software technologies in the rapidly changing field of database management systems, evaluates these systems in light of the expected needs of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) Knowledge Base, and makes some recommendations for the initial prototypes of the Knowledge Base. The Knowledge Base requirements are examined and then used as criteria for evaluation of the database management options. A mock-up of the data expected in the Knowledge Base is used as a basis for examining how four different database technologies deal with the problems of storing and retrieving the data. Based on these requirement and the results of the evaluation, the recommendation is that the Illustra database be considered for the initial prototype of the Knowledge Base. Illustra offers a unique blend of performance, flexibility, and features that will aid in the implementation of the prototype. At the same time, Illustra provides a high level of compatibility with the hardware and software environments present at the US NDC (National Data Center) and the PIDC (Prototype International Data Center).

Keyser, R.; Shepard-Dombroski, E.; Baur, D.; Hipp, J.; Moore, S.; Young, C.; Chael, E.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Hardware Prototyping of Two-Way Relay Systems  

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In this thesis, I conduct the hardware prototyping of a two-way relay system using the National Instruments FlexRIO hardware platform. First of all, I develop several practical mechanisms to solve the critical synchronization issues of the systems...

Wu, Qiong

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

373

Liquid level detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which apor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, Albert P. (Vernon, CT)

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Avalanche semiconductor radiation detectors  

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Operation of novel avalanche semiconductor detector, produced on the basis of heterojunctions Si-SiC and Si-Si{sub x}O{sub y} is described. A uniform avalanche process with gain from 10{sup 3} to 10{sup 5} can be reached depending on the conductivity of SiC and Si{sub x}O{sub y} layers. Two types of avalanche photodetectors designed for applications in wavelength range 500--10,00 nm with quantum efficiency 60 {+-} 10% (650 nm) and 200--700 nm with quantum efficiency 60 {+-} 15% (450 nm) are presented.

Sadygov, Z.Y. [Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research, Dubna (Russian Federation)] [Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research, Dubna (Russian Federation); [Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences, Baku (Azerbaijan). Physics Inst.; Zheleznykh, I.M.; Kirillova, T.A. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation). Inst. for Nuclear Research] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation). Inst. for Nuclear Research; Malakhov, N.A.; Jejer, V.N. [Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research, Dubna (Russian Federation)] [Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research, Dubna (Russian Federation)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Liquid level detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A liquid level detector for low pressure boilers. A boiler tank, from which vapor, such as steam, normally exits via a main vent, is provided with a vertical side tube connected to the tank at the desired low liquid level. When the liquid level falls to the level of the side tube vapor escapes therethrough causing heating of a temperature sensitive device located in the side tube, which, for example, may activate a liquid supply means for adding liquid to the boiler tank. High liquid level in the boiler tank blocks entry of vapor into the side tube, allowing the temperature sensitive device to cool, for example, to ambient temperature.

Grasso, A.P.

1984-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

376

Pyroelectric demodulating detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A pyroelectric demodulating detector (also termed a pyroelectric demodulator) is disclosed which utilizes an electrical resistor stacked upon a pyroelectric element to demodulate an rf or microwave electrical input signal which is amplitude-modulated (AM). The pyroelectric demodulator, which can be formed as a hybrid or a monolithic device, has applications for use in AM radio receivers. Demodulation is performed by feeding the AM input signal into the resistor and converting the AM input signal into an AM heat signal which is conducted through the pyroelectric element and used to generate an electrical output signal containing AM information from the AM input signal.

Brocato, Robert W. (Sandia Park, NM)

2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

377

Solution nebulization into a low-power argon microwave-induced plasma for atomic emission spectrometry: study of synthetic ocean water  

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Solution nebulization into a low-power argon microwave-induced plasma for atomic emission spectrometry: study of synthetic ocean water ...

Kin C. Ng; Wei Lung Shen

1986-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

A Centrality Detector Concept  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The nucleus-nucleus impact parameter and collision geometry of a heavy ion collision are typically characterized by assigning a collision "centrality". In all present heavy ion experiments centrality is measured indirectly, by detecting the number of particles or the energy of the particles produced in the interactions, typically at high rapidity. Centrality parameters are associated to the measured detector response using the Glauber model. This approach suffers from systematic uncertainties related to the assumptions about the particle production mechanism and limitations of the Glauber model. In the collider based experiments there is a unique possibility to measure centrality parameters by registering spectator fragments remaining from the collision. This approach does not require model assumptions and relies on the fact that spectators and participants are related via the total number of nucleons in the colliding species. This article describes the concept of the centrality detector for heavy ion experiment, which measures the total mass number of all fragments by measuring their deflection in the magnetic field of the collider elements.

Sourav Tarafdar; Zvi Citron; Alexander Milov

2014-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

379

The Physics Analysis of a Gas Attenuator with Argon as a Working Gas  

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A gas attenuator is an important element of the LCLS facility. The attenuator must operate in a broad range of x-ray energies, provide attenuation coefficient between 1 and 10{sup 4} with the accuracy of 1% and, at the same time, be reliable and allow for many months of un-interrupted operation. S. Shen has recently carried out a detailed design study of the attenuator based on the use of nitrogen as a working gas. In this note we assess the features of the attenuator based on the use of argon. We concentrate on the physics issues, not the design features.

Ryutov,, D.D.

2010-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

380

A Large Liquid Argon TPC for Off-axis NuMI Neutrino Physics  

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The ICARUS collaboration has shown the power of the liquid argon time projection chamber (LArTPC) technique to image events with bubble-chamber-like quality. I will describe a proposed long-baseline {nu}e appearance experiment utilizing a large ({>=} 15 kton1) LArTPC placed off-axis of Fermilab's NuMI {nu}{mu} beam. The total LArTPC program as it presently stands, which includes a number of smaller R and D projects designed to examine the key design issues, will be outlined.

Menary, Scott [York University, Toronto (Canada)

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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381

A comparative numerical study of hybrid-stabilized argon–water electric arc  

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The paper presents numerical simulations of the discharge and the near-outlet regions of the hybrid-stabilized argon–water electric arc. Two different numerical methods for solving the set of conservative equations for the continuity, momentum and energy have been applied. The major difference between the results using the two methods occurs in the temperature distribution in arc fringes within the discharge chamber. This fact influences the potential drop, overpressure, reabsorption of radiation and arc efficiency. It is shown that the radial profiles of temperature at the exit nozzle are less influenced by different temperature distribution within the discharge chamber. Comparison with chosen experimental temperature profiles shows very good agreement.

Ji?í Jeništa; Hidemasa Takana; Hideya Nishiyama; Milada Bartlová; Vladimír Aubrecht; Petr K?enek; Viktor Sember; Alan Mašláni

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Heat flux characteristics in an atmospheric double arc argon plasma jet  

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In this study, the axial evolution of heat flux excited by a double arc argon plasma jet impinging on a flat plate is determined, while the nonstationary behavior of the heat flux is investigated by combined means of the fast Fourier transform, Wigner distribution, and short-time Fourier transform. Two frequency groups (<1 and 2-10 kHz) are identified in both the Fourier spectrum and the time-frequency distributions, which suggest that the nature of fluctuations in the heat flux is strongly associated with the dynamic behavior of the plasma arc and the engulfment of ambient air into different plasma jet regions.

Tu Xin; Yu Liang; Yan Jianhua; Cen Kefa [Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Cheron, Bruno [UMR 6614 CNRS CORIA, Saint Etienne du Rouvray 76801 (France)

2008-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

383

Atmospheric-pressure argon/oxygen plasma-discharge source with a stepped electrode  

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The nonequilibrium glow discharge in argon mixed with oxygen at atmospheric pressure was generated in a parallel plate reactor with a stepped electrode powered by a 13.56 MHz radio-frequency power supplier. The stepped-electrode reactor consists of a narrow and wide gap structure. A strong electric field occurred at the narrow gap region preionizes Ar/O{sub 2} gas and assists to generate a large volumetric plasma in the wide gap region. Therefore, the stepped-electrode reactor makes it easy to operate Ar/O{sub 2} glow discharge, providing a stable, uniform, and broad plasma jet at atmospheric pressure.

Lim, Jin-Pyo; Uhm, Han S.; Li Shouzhe [Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, San 5 Wonchon-Dong, Youngtong-Gu, Suwon 443-749 (Korea, Republic of); State Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams and Department of Physics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024 (China)

2007-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

384

Spectroscopic study of a long high-electron-density argon plasma column generated at atmospheric pressure  

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A stable plasma column is generated in a quartz tube using a pair of hollow electrodes driven by a sinusoidal power supply of 45 kHz at atmospheric pressure in argon. Two distinct operating modes (low-current and high-current modes) are identified through observing its discharge phenomena, measuring its electrical characteristics, and determining the gas temperatures by spectroscopic diagnosis of Q branch of UV OH spectrum. The electron density in the high-current mode is diagnosed by Stark broadening and is found to be two orders higher than that in low-current mode.

Li Shouzhe; Huang Wentong; Wang Dezhen [Key Laboratory of Materials Modification by Laser, Ion and Electron Beams (Dalian University of Technology), Ministry of Education, and School of Physics and Optoelectronic Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116023 (China)

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

385

Nuclear recoil correction to the g factor of boron-like argon  

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The nuclear recoil effect to the g factor of boron-like ions is investigated. The one-photon-exchange correction to the nuclear recoil effect is calculated in the non-relativistic approximation for the nuclear recoil operator and in the Breit approximation for the interelectronic-interaction operator. The screening potential is employed to estimate the higher-order contributions. The updated g-factor values are presented for the ground 2P_1/2 and first excited 2P_3/2 states of B-like argon 40^Ar^13+, which are presently being measured by the ARTEMIS group at GSI.

Shchepetnov, Arseniy A; Volotka, Andrey V; Shabaev, Vladimir M; Tupitsyn, Ilya I; Plunien, Guenter

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Efficiencies of Quantum Optical Detectors  

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We propose a definition for the efficiency that can be universally applied to all classes of quantum optical detectors. This definition is based on the maximum amount of optical loss that a physically plausible device can experience while still replicating the properties of a given detector. We prove that detector efficiency cannot be increased using linear optical processing. That is, given a set of detectors, as well as arbitrary linear optical elements and ancillary light sources, it is impossible to construct detection devices that would exhibit higher efficiencies than the initial set.

Daniel Hogg; Dominic W. Berry; A. I. Lvovsky

2014-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

387

Novel Boron-10-based detectors for Neutron Scattering Science  

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Nowadays neutron scattering science is increasing its instrumental power. Most of the neutron sources in the world are pushing the development of their technologies to be more performing. The neutron scattering development is also pushed by the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Sweden, a neutron facility which has just started construction. Concerning small area detectors (1m^2), the 3He technology, which is today cutting edge, is reaching fundamental limits in its development. Counting rate capability, spatial resolution and cost-e?ectiveness, are only a few examples of the features that must be improved to ful?fill the new requirements. On the other hand, 3He technology could still satisfy the detector requirements for large area applications (50m^2), however, because of the present 3He shortage that the world is experiencing, this is not practical anymore. The recent detector advances (the Multi-Grid and the Multi-Blade prototypes) developed in the framework of the collaboration between the Institut Laue...

Piscitelli, Francesco

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Detectors - Instrument Support | ORNL Neutron Sciences  

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Detectors Detectors Detectors The detector design group, led by Yacouba Diawara is responsible for supporting the design of HFIR and SNS instruments by developing the necessary infrastructure and acquiring detector components that will be used to complete the functionality of the instruments. The group's mission also includes supporting detector research and development (R&D) for the various instruments and their different needs. The support effort for instrument design entails monitoring detector development worldwide as neutron facilities around the globe are getting upgraded and adopting the newest technologies. Detector group technician Ted Visscher inspects a parahedreal lens on an Anger camera Detector group technician Ted Visscher inspects a parahedreal lens on an

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Theoretical investigation of the effect of hydrogen addition on the formation and properties of soliton in direct current argon plasma  

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In this study the effect of hydrogen addition on the formation and properties of soliton in direct-current (DC) argon plasma is theoretically investigated. By coupling fluid equations with Poisons equation for such multi-component plasma, the Mach number and amplitude of the soliton are determined following pseudo potential method. Addition of hydrogen in argon discharge leads to the decrease of electron, Ar{sup +} ion density while a reverse trend was observed for ArH{sup +} and hydrogen like ions. It was found that presence of hydrogen like ions in argon plasma affects the formation of soliton with its amplitude significantly decreases as concentration of hydrogen increases. On the other hand, increase in ion to electron temperature ratios of the lighter ions in the discharge also has a significant influence on the amplitude and formation of soliton. The inverse relation between solitons width and amplitude is found to be consistent for the entire range of study.

Saikia, P., E-mail: partha.008@gmail.com; Goswami, K. S.; Saikia, B. K. [Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Nazirakhat, Sonapur, Kamrup, Assam-782 402 (India)] [Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Nazirakhat, Sonapur, Kamrup, Assam-782 402 (India)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

390

Neutrino Physics and Dark Matter Physics with Ultra-Low-Energy Germanium Detector  

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The status and plans of the TEXONO Collaboration on the development of ultra-low-energy germanium detectors with sub-keV sensitivities are reported. We survey the scientific goals which include the observation of neutrino-nucleus coherent scattering, the studies of neutrino magnetic moments, as well as the searches of WIMP dark matter. In particular, an energy threshold of 220{+-}10 eV at an efficiency of 50% were achieved with a four-channel prototype detectors each of an active mass of 5 g. New limits were set for WIMPs with mass between 3-6 GeV. The prospects of the realization of full-scale experiments are discussed. This detector technique makes the unexplored sub-keV energy window accessible for new neutrino and dark matter experiments.

Shin-Ted, Lin [Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan (China)

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

391

Thermal neutron detection using a silicon pad detector and {sup 6}LiF removable converters  

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A semiconductor detector coupled with a neutron converter is a good candidate for neutron detection, especially for its compactness and reliability if compared with other devices, such as {sup 3}He tubes, even though its intrinsic efficiency is rather lower. In this paper we show a neutron detector design consisting of a 3 cm Multiplication-Sign 3 cm silicon pad detector coupled with one or two external {sup 6}LiF layers, enriched in {sup 6}Li at 95%, placed in contact with the Si active surfaces. This prototype, first characterized and tested at INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud and then at JRC Ispra, was successfully shown to detect thermal neutrons with the expected efficiency and an outstanding gamma rejection capability.

Barbagallo, Massimo [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bari (Italy); Cosentino, Luigi; Marchetta, Carmelo; Pappalardo, Alfio; Scire, Carlotta; Scire, Sergio; Schillaci, Maria; Vecchio, Gianfranco; Finocchiaro, Paolo [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Forcina, Vittorio; Peerani, Paolo [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute of Transuranium Elements, Ispra (Italy); Vaccaro, Stefano [European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy (Luxembourg)

2013-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

392

The large-area hybrid-optics CLAS12 RICH detector: Tests of innovative components  

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A large area ring-imaging Cherenkov detector has been designed to provide clean hadron identification capability in the momentum range from 3 GeV/c to 8 GeV/c for the CLAS12 experiments at the upgraded 12 GeV continuous electron beam accelerator facility of Jefferson Lab to study the 3D nucleon structure in the yet poorly explored valence region by deep-inelastic scattering, and to perform precision measurements in hadronization and hadron spectroscopy. The adopted solution foresees a novel hybrid optics design based on an aerogel radiator, composite mirrors and densely packed and highly segmented photon detectors. Cherenkov light will either be imaged directly (forward tracks) or after two mirror reflections (large angle tracks). The preliminary results of individual detector component tests and of the prototype performance at test-beams are reported here.

Contalbrigo, M.; Baltzell, N.; Benmokhtar, F.; Barion, L.; Cisbani, E.; El Alaoui, A.; Hafidi, K.; Hoek, M.; Kubarovsky, V.; Lagamba, L.; Lucherini, V.; Malaguti, R.; Mirazita, M.; Montgomery, R.; Movsisyan, A.; Musico, P.; Orecchini, D.; Orlandi, A.; Pappalardo, L.L.; Pereira, S.; Perrino, R.; Phillips, J.; Pisano, S.; Rossi, P.; Squerzanti, S.; Tomassini, S.; Turisini, M.; Viticchiè, A.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Imaging alpha particle detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for detecting and imaging alpha particles sources is described. A dielectric coated high voltage electrode and a tungsten wire grid constitute a diode configuration discharge generator for electrons dislodged from atoms or molecules located in between these electrodes when struck by alpha particles from a source to be quantitatively or qualitatively analyzed. A thin polyester film window allows the alpha particles to pass into the gas enclosure and the combination of the glass electrode, grid and window is light transparent such that the details of the source which is imaged with high resolution and sensitivity by the sparks produced can be observed visually as well. The source can be viewed directly, electronically counted or integrated over time using photographic methods. A significant increase in sensitivity over other alpha particle detectors is observed, and the device has very low sensitivity to gamma or beta emissions which might otherwise appear as noise on the alpha particle signal.

Anderson, D.F.

1980-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

394

Imaging alpha particle detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for detecting and imaging alpha particles sources is described. A conducting coated high voltage electrode (1) and a tungsten wire grid (2) constitute a diode configuration discharge generator for electrons dislodged from atoms or molecules located in between these electrodes when struck by alpha particles from a source (3) to be quantitatively or qualitatively analyzed. A thin polyester film window (4) allows the alpha particles to pass into the gas enclosure and the combination of the glass electrode, grid and window is light transparent such that the details of the source which is imaged with high resolution and sensitivity by the sparks produced can be observed visually as well. The source can be viewed directly, electronically counted or integrated over time using photographic methods. A significant increase in sensitivity over other alpha particle detectors is observed, and the device has very low sensitivity to gamma or beta emissions which might otherwise appear as noise on the alpha particle signal.

Anderson, David F. (Los Alamos, NM)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Particle detector spatial resolution  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Method and apparatus for producing separated columns of scintillation layer material, for use in detection of X-rays and high energy charged particles with improved spatial resolution. A pattern of ridges or projections is formed on one surface of a substrate layer or in a thin polyimide layer, and the scintillation layer is grown at controlled temperature and growth rate on the ridge-containing material. The scintillation material preferentially forms cylinders or columns, separated by gaps conforming to the pattern of ridges, and these columns direct most of the light produced in the scintillation layer along individual columns for subsequent detection in a photodiode layer. The gaps may be filled with a light-absorbing material to further enhance the spatial resolution of the particle detector.

Perez-Mendez, Victor (Berkeley, CA)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Fiber optic fluid detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Particular gases or liquids are detected with a fiber optic element having a cladding or coating of a material which absorbs the fluid or fluids and which exhibits a change of an optical property, such as index of refraction, light transmissiveness or fluoresence emission, for example, in response to absorption of the fluid. The fluid is sensed by directing light into the fiber optic element and detecting changes in the light, such as exit angle changes for example, that result from the changed optical property of the coating material. The fluid detector may be used for such purposes as sensing toxic or explosive gases in the atmosphere, measuring ground water contamination or monitoring fluid flows in industrial processes, among other uses. 10 figs.

Angel, S.M.

1987-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

397

Event counting alpha detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An electrostatic detector is disclosed for atmospheric radon or other weak sources of alpha radiation. In one embodiment, nested enclosures are insulated from one another, open at the top, and have a high voltage pin inside and insulated from the inside enclosure. An electric field is produced between the pin and the inside enclosure. Air ions produced by collision with alpha particles inside the decay volume defined by the inside enclosure are attracted to the pin and the inner enclosure. With low alpha concentrations, individual alpha events can be measured to indicate the presence of radon or other alpha radiation. In another embodiment, an electrical field is produced between parallel plates which are insulated from a single decay cavity enclosure. 6 figs.

Bolton, R.D.; MacArthur, D.W.

1996-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

398

Temperature profile detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Disclosed is a temperature profile detector shown as a tubular enclosure surrounding an elongated electrical conductor having a plurality of meltable conductive segments surrounding it. Duplicative meltable segments are spaced apart from one another along the length of the enclosure. Electrical insulators surround these elements to confine molten material from the segments in bridging contact between the conductor and a second electrical conductor, which might be the confining tube. The location and rate of growth of the resulting short circuits between the two conductors can be monitored by measuring changes in electrical resistance between terminals at both ends of the two conductors. Additional conductors and separate sets of meltable segments operational at differing temperatures can be monitored simultaneously for measuring different temperature profiles. 8 figs.

Tokarz, R.D.

1983-10-11T23:59:59.000Z

399

Comparison of surface vacuum ultraviolet emissions with resonance level number densities. I. Argon plasmas  

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Vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) photons emitted from excited atomic states are ubiquitous in material processing plasmas. The highly energetic photons can induce surface damage by driving surface reactions, disordering surface regions, and affecting bonds in the bulk material. In argon plasmas, the VUV emissions are due to the decay of the 1s{sub 4} and 1s{sub 2} principal resonance levels with emission wavelengths of 104.8 and 106.7?nm, respectively. The authors have measured the number densities of atoms in the two resonance levels using both white light optical absorption spectroscopy and radiation-trapping induced changes in the 3p{sup 5}4p?3p{sup 5}4s branching fractions measured via visible/near-infrared optical emission spectroscopy in an argon inductively coupled plasma as a function of both pressure and power. An emission model that takes into account radiation trapping was used to calculate the VUV emission rate. The model results were compared to experimental measurements made with a National Institute of Standards and Technology-calibrated VUV photodiode. The photodiode and model results are in generally good accord and reveal a strong dependence on the neutral gas temperature.

Boffard, John B., E-mail: jboffard@wisc.edu; Lin, Chun C. [Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Culver, Cody [Materials Science Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Wang, Shicong; Wendt, Amy E. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706 (United States); Radovanov, Svetlana; Persing, Harold [Varian Semiconductor Equipment, Applied Materials Inc., Gloucester, MA 01939 (United States)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Argon–oxygen dc magnetron discharge plasma probed with ion acoustic waves  

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The precise determination of the relative concentration of negative ions is very important for the optimization of magnetron sputtering processes, especially for those undertaken in a multicomponent background produced by adding electronegative gases, such as oxygen, to the discharge. The temporal behavior of an ion acoustic wave excited from a stainless steel grid inside the plasma chamber is used to determine the relative negative ion concentration in the magnetron discharge plasma. The phase velocity of the ion acoustic wave in the presence of negative ions is found to be faster than in a pure argon plasma, and the phase velocity increases with the oxygen partial pressure. Optical emission spectroscopy further confirms the increase in the oxygen negative ion density, along with a decrease in the argon positive ion density under the same discharge conditions. The relative negative ion concentration values measured by ion acoustic waves are compared with those measured by a single Langmuir probe, and a similarity in the results obtained by both techniques is observed.

Saikia, Partha, E-mail: partha.008@gmail.com; Saikia, Bipul Kumar; Goswami, Kalyan Sindhu [Centre of Plasma Physics, Institute for Plasma Research, Nazirakhat, Sonapur, Kamrup, Assam 782 402 (India); Phukan, Arindam [Madhabdev College, Narayanpur, Lakhimpur, Assam 784164 (India)

2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Doppler Effect in Spectra of Positive Rays of Uniform Velocity in Argon, Neon, Helium  

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Ions of argon, neon, helium, formed in a low voltage arc have been accelerated to high speeds in a short electric field, forming beams of positive ions which all have the same energy. The spectra of the beams of positive rays of uniform energy observed in the direction of motion show a characteristic Doppler effect, with displaced lines fully as sharp as the rest lines. With the exception of the very intense ?3418 of neon, the arc lines of argon and neon have no Doppler effect, while the lines of the first spark spectrum are accompanied by sharp displaced lines only slightly less intense than the rest lines, whose separation corresponds accurately to the speeds acquired by singly charged ions in the accelerating field, for velocities 9000 to 28,000 volts and several lines of higher spark spectra were observed with displaced lines also corresponding to singly charged ions. Satisfactory observations are made at pressure about 5×10-3 mm, the intensity and sharpness of the displaced lines diminishing with increasing pressure. In helium, the arc lines show relatively faint displaced lines corresponding to singly charged ions; one spark line ?4686 was accompanied by a relatively intense displaced line, while the only other spark line observed, ?4541, had no Doppler effect.

Anna I. McPherson

1933-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Numerical study on microwave-sustained argon discharge under atmospheric pressure  

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A numerical study on microwave sustained argon discharge under atmospheric pressure is reported in this paper. The purpose of this study is to investigate both the process and effects of the conditions of microwave-excited gas discharge under atmospheric pressure, thereby aiding improvements in the design of the discharge system, setting the appropriate working time, and controlling the operating conditions. A 3D model is presented, which includes the physical processes of electromagnetic wave propagation, electron transport, heavy species transport, gas flow, and heat transfer. The results can be obtained by means of the fluid approximation. The maxima of the electron density and gas temperature are 4.96?×?10{sup 18} m{sup ?3} and 2514.8?K, respectively, and the gas pressure remains almost unchanged for typical operating conditions with a gas flow rate of 20 l/min, microwave power of 1000 W, and initial temperature of 473?K. In addition, the conditions (microwave power, gas flow rate, and initial temperature) of discharge are varied to obtain deeper information about the electron density and gas temperature. The results of our numerical study are valid and clearly describe both the physical process and effects of the conditions of microwave-excited argon discharge.

Yang, Y.; Hua, W., E-mail: huaw@scu.edu.cn; Guo, S. Y. [School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China)] [School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065 (China)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Observation of two-dimensional compositional ordering of a carbon monoxide and argon monolayer mixture physisorbed on graphite  

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Commensurate monolayers of a mixture of 70% carbon monoxide and 30% argon on graphite are studied by neutron and low-energy-electron diffraction. A 2 x 2 superstructure due to 3:1 compositional ordering is observed below 25 K. The compositional ordering is most likely due to molecular-axis ordering of carbon monoxide molecules into a pinwheel pattern with argon atoms at the central sites of each pinwheel. Such a pinwheel structure has been predicted by Harris, Mouritsen, and Berlinsky for planar rotors with anisotropic interactions on a triangular lattice with vacancies.

You, H.; Fain, S.C. Jr.; Satija, S.; Passell, L.

1986-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Projects/WavePlane Prototype 1 | Open Energy Information  

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WavePlane Prototype 1 WavePlane Prototype 1 < MHK Projects Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":5,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"500px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"File:Aquamarine-marker.png","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":57.1343,"lon":8.60719,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"http:\/\/prod-http-80-800498448.us-east-1.elb.amazonaws.com\/w\/images\/7\/74\/Aquamarine-marker.png","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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NETL: Gasification Systems - Development of Prototype Commercial Gasifier  

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Development of Prototype Commercial Gasifier Sensor Development of Prototype Commercial Gasifier Sensor Project No.: DE-FE0008350 Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is developing a reliable, practical, and cost effective means to monitor coal gasifier flame characteristics using an optical flame sensor. This project builds on GTI's sensor technology developed under the "Real Time Flame Monitoring of Gasifier Burner and Injectors" DE-FC26-02NT41585 and is focused on the sensor hardware modifications needed to; provide gasifier operators with real time temperature data, improve reliability of the sensor system. Long term (six months) testing will be performed to determine sensor accuracy and reliability. An evaluation will be performed to determine the commercial viability of the sensor system.

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High power density test of PXIE MEBT absorber prototype  

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One of the goals of the PXIE program at Fermilab is to demonstrate the capability to form an arbitrary bunch pattern from an initially CW 162.5 MHz H- bunch train coming out of an RFQ. The bunch-by-bunch selection will take place in the 2.1 MeV Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) by directing the undesired bunches onto an absorber that needs to withstand a beam power of up to 21 kW, focused onto a spot with a ~2 mm rms radius. Two prototypes of the absorber were manufactured from molybdenum alloy TZM and tested with a 28 keV DC electron beam up to the peak surface power density required for PXIE, 17W/mm2. Temperatures and flow parameters were measured and compared to analysis. This paper describes the absorber prototypes and key testing results.

Shemyakin, A

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Prototype for a Compact Medical Dielectric Wall Accelerator  

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A compact accelerator system architecture based on the dielectric wall accelerator (DWA) for medical proton beam therapy has been developed by the Compact Particle Acceleration Corporation (CPAC). The major subsystems are a Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) injector linac a pulsed kicker to select the desired proton bunches and a DWA linear accelerator incorporating a high gradient insulator (HGI) with stacked Blumleins to produce the required acceleration energy. The Blumleins are switched with solid state laser?driven optical switches integrated into the Blumlein assemblies. Other subsystems include a high power pulsed laser fiber optic distribution system electrical charging system and beam diagnostics. An engineering prototype has been constructed and characterized and these results will be used within the next three years to develop an extremely compact 150 MeV system capable of modulating energy beam current and spot size on a shot?to?shot basis. This paper presents the details the engineering prototype experimental results and commercialization plans.

Anthony Zografos; Andy Hening; Vladimir Joshkin; Kevin Leung; Dave Pearson; Henry Pearce?Percy; Mario Rougieri; Yoko Parker; John Weir; Donald Blackfield; Yu?Jiuan Chen; Steven Falabella; Gary Guethlein; Brian Poole; Robert W. Hamm; Reinard Becker

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Testing of Pre-Production Prototype Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters  

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Provides and overview of field testing of 18 pre-production prototype residential heat pump water heaters

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Influence of the Morphology and Porosity of n-Hexane Films on the Electron-Stimulated Luminescence and Desorption of Metastable Argon from Adsorbed Argon  

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Groupe du Conseil de Recherches Médicales en Sciences des Radiations, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada J1H 5N4 ... The instrument consists of an electrostatic electron monochromator, a cryogenically cooled Pt(111) substrate, hemispherical LEED grids, and a position sensitive detector. ...

E. Vichnevetski; L. Sanche

1999-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling the imaging performance of prototype organic x-ray imagers  

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A unified Monte Carlo and cascaded systems model for the simulation of active-matrix flat-panel imagers is presented. With few input parameters, the model simulated the imaging performance of previously measured flat-panel imagers with reasonable accuracy. The model is used to predict the properties of conceptual flat-panel imagers based on organic semiconductors on plastic substrates. The model suggests that significant improvements in resolution and detective quantum efficiency could be achieved by operating such a detector in a back-side illuminated configuration, or by employing two imaging arrays arranged face-to-face. The effect of semiconductor properties on the conceptual imagers is investigated. According to the model, a photodiode quantum efficiency of 25% and dark current of less than 100 pA mm{sup -2} would be satisfactory for a prototype imager, while a competitive imager would require a photodiode quantum efficiency of 40-50% with a dark current of less than 10 pA mm{sup -2} to be quantum limited over the radiographic exposure range.

Blakesley, J. C.; Speller, R. [Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom and Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 OHE (United Kingdom); Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University College London, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom)

2008-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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CACT?S: A small CdTe array for a prototype balloon experiment  

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The Compact Array of Cadmium Telluride Micro Spectrometers (CACT?S) instrument was constructed as a prototype detection plane for the Coded Imager and Polarimeter for High Energy Radiation (CIPHER) telescope. The instrument, flown as a ‘piggy-back’ experiment on a stratospheric balloon from the Milo Italian balloon base in Sicily in July 2002, was constructed to verify the feasibility of using this kind of position sensitive detector for hard X- and soft ?-ray polarimetry and imaging. The main objective was to study the instrumental background at stratospheric balloon altitudes over the 20–1000 keV energy range. Of particular interest is the spectrum and distribution of Compton scattered events that trigger two pixel, the recognition of which is essential for providing a high sensitivity to linear polarization. The CACT?S data will be also used to evaluate the efficiency and the reliability of an off-line numerical algorithm for CdTe signal compensation, which uses the amplitudes obtained by a double shaping filter stage readout electronics. Herein we present both a description of the experiment and preliminary results from the flight data.

Ezio Caroli; Ariano Donati; Gianni Landini; Filomena Schiavone; John B. Stephen; Giulio Ventura; Filippo Celi; Stefano Del Sordo; Salvo Giarrusso; Mauro Strazzeri

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hubble Space Telescope ACS mosaic of the prototypical starburst galaxy M82  

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In March 2006, the Hubble Heritage Team obtained a large four-filter (B, V, I, and H-alpha) six-point mosaic dataset of the prototypical starburst galaxy NGC 3034 (M82), with the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) onboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The resulting color composite Heritage image was released in April 2006, to celebrate Hubble's 16th anniversary. Cycle 15 HST proposers were encouraged to submit General Observer and Archival Research proposals to complement or analyze this unique dataset. Since our M82 mosaics represent a significant investment of expert processing beyond the standard archival products, we will also release our drizzle combined FITS data as a High Level Science Product via the Multimission Archive at STScI (MAST) on December 31, 2006. This paper documents the key aspects of the observing program and image processing: calibration, image registration and combination (drizzling), and the rejection of cosmic rays and detector artifacts. Our processed FITS mosaics and related inf...

Mutchler, M; Christian, C A; Frattare, L M; Hamilton, F; Januszewski, W; Levay, Z G; Mountain, M; Noll, K S; Royle, P; Gallagher, J S; Puxley, P

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two-dimensional laser-induced fluorescence imaging of metastable density in low-pressure radio frequency argon plasmas with added O2, Cl2,  

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frequency argon plasmas with added O2, Cl2, and CF4 Brian K. McMillina) and M. R. Zachariah Chemical Science, and CF4 on the argon metastable relative density and spatial distribution in low-pressure, radio at the powered electrode. In contrast, the addition of either Cl2 or CF4 was found to significantly modify

Zachariah, Michael R.

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J. Phys. Chem. Solids. Pergamon Press 1966. Vol. 27, pp. 1659-1665. Printed in Great Britain. VACANCIES IN SOLID ARGON  

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. VACANCIES IN SOLID ARGON H. R. GLYDE University of Sussex School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and entropy of vacancy creation in solid argon are re-evaluated using the two-body force approximation. At the triple point, the resulting vacancy free energy is g, = 1900 -4.0 RTcaljmole vat. This does not agree

Glyde, Henry R.

415

A Comparison of Two Prototype Laser-Optical Firing Systems  

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The design and characterization of small, ruggedized laser-optical subsystems is required for the continued development of robust laser-optical firing systems. Typically, these subsystems must be capable of generating the needed laser optical energy, delivering that energy via fiber-optical cables while taking up occupying a volume as small as possible. A novel beam splitting and fiber injection scheme has been proposed which utilizes two diffractive optical components. These components were utilized to reduce the volume of a previously designed system. A laser-optical prototype system was assembled and tested which utilized this beam splitting and fiber injection scheme along other modifications to the laser module and the power supply. This prototype was based on earlier designs that utilized environmentally proven opto-mechanical sub-assemblies. The system was tested to characterize the laser performance, the splitter-coupler transmission efficiency, channel-to-channel energy balance and fiber interchangeability. The results obtained for this design will be compared to the performance of a prototype system based on a more traditional beam splitting and fiber injection scheme. The traditional design utilized partially reflecting mirrors for beam splitting and plano-convex lenses for fiber injection. These results will be discussed as will their ultimate impact on future designs and packaging strategies.

Gregg L. Morelli; Michelle R. Bright

2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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A new small Stirling engine prototype for auxiliary employments aboard  

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The development of a small size Stirling engine as low power system for auxiliary employments aboard sailing boats or caravan still appears interesting. In previous papers the author presented the design, the prototype construction and the experimental tests of a monocylinder P-type configuration with the regenerator and part of the heat exchangers set on the displacer; the heat was irradiated by the head and it was removed by the water circulating through the rod of the displacer and around the cylinder. Considerable reductions in dead volume and global dimensions were obtained. At the same time, however, the weight of the heat exchanger regenerator displacer, mainly due to the cooler, kept the speed of revolution from increasing, with consequent limitation of specific power value; furthermore thermal insulation between hot and cold ends and displacer rod seals proved to be critical features as far as reliability is concerned. A new prototype has been developed adopting {gamma}-type configuration with stationary heat exchangers and with the displacer connecting rod linked to the crankshaft by means of an epicyclic train able to make its movement linear thus eliminating rod seal side loadings. The paper deals with the criteria followed with the design and the prototype construction; the adopted technical solutions are shown and discussed.

Bartolini, C.M.; Caresana, F. [Univ. di Ancona (Italy). Dipt. di Energetica

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Scintillator Detector Concept (ASDC): A Concept Paper on the Physics Potential of Water-Based Liquid Scintillator  

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The recent development of Water-based Liquid Scintillator (WbLS), and the concurrent development of high-efficiency and high-precision-timing light sensors, has opened up the possibility for a new kind of large-scale detector capable of a very broad program of physics. The program would include determination of the neutrino mass hierarchy and observation of CP violation with long-baseline neutrinos, searches for proton decay, ultra-precise solar neutrino measurements, geo- and supernova neutrinos including diffuse supernova antineutrinos, and neutrinoless double beta decay. We outline here the basic requirements of the Advanced Scintillation Detector Concept (ASDC), which combines the use of WbLS, doping with a number of potential isotopes for a range of physics goals, high efficiency and ultra-fast timing photosensors, and a deep underground location. We are considering such a detector at the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF) far site, where the ASDC could operate in conjunction with the liquid argon tracking detector proposed by the LBNE collaboration. The goal is the deployment of a 30-100 kiloton-scale detector, the basic elements of which are being developed now in experiments such as WATCHMAN, ANNIE, SNO+, and EGADS.

J. R. Alonso; N. Barros; M. Bergevin; A. Bernstein; L. Bignell; E. Blucher; F. Calaprice; J. M. Conrad; F. B. Descamps; M. V. Diwan; D. A. Dwyer; S. T. Dye; A. Elagin; P. Feng; C. Grant; S. Grullon; S. Hans; D. E. Jaffe; S. H. Kettell; J. R. Klein; K. Lande; J. G. Learned; K. B. Luk; J. Maricic; P. Marleau; A. Mastbaum; W. F. McDonough; L. Oberauer; G. D. Orebi Gann; R. Rosero; S. D. Rountree; M. C. Sanchez; M. H. Shaevitz; T. M. Shokair; M. B. Smy; A. Stahl; M. Strait; R. Svoboda; N. Tolich; M. R. Vagins; K. A. van Bibber; B. Viren; R. B. Vogelaar; M. J. Wetstein; L. Winslow; B. Wonsak; E. T. Worcester; M. Wurm; M. Yeh; C. Zhang

2014-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

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THE PROTOTYPE OF RECORDING SYSTEM FOR SHOCK AND DETONATION WAVE INVESTIGATION WITH APPLICATION OF  

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THE PROTOTYPE OF RECORDING SYSTEM FOR SHOCK AND DETONATION WAVE INVESTIGATION WITH APPLICATION of the prototype of multichannel recording system for shock-wave and detonation processes investigations (first of all, shock-wave and detonation ones) [1, 2]. A prototype of recording system [3], providing

Fedotov, Mikhail G.

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Design of a re-configurable test stand for a multi degree of freedom compliant robot prototype  

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A test stand was designed and constructed to compress a compliant robot prototype, while measuring the force applied and the displacement of the prototype's end. The prototype is a five degree of freedom, compliant device, ...

Klenk, Daniel E

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New detectors for the kaon and hypernuclear experiments with KaoS at MAMI and with PANDA at GSI  

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The KaoS spectrometer at the Mainz Microtron MAMI, Germany, is perceived as the ideal candidate for a dedicated spectrometer in kaon and hypernuclei electroproduction. KaoS will be equipped with new read-out electronics, a completely new focal plane detector package consisting of scintillating fibres, and a new trigger system. First prototypes of the fibre detectors and the associated new front-end electronics are shown in this contribution. The Mainz hypernuclei research program will complement the hypernuclear experiments at the planned FAIR facility at GSI, Germany. At the proposed antiproton storage ring the spectroscopy of double Lambda hypernuclei is one of the four main topics which will be addressed by the PANDA Collaboration. The experiments require the operation of high purity germanium (HPGe) detectors in high magnetic fields (B= 1T) in the presence of a large hadronic background. The performance of high resolution Ge detectors in such an environment has been investigated.

P. Achenbach; C. Ayerbe Gayoso; R. Böhm; M. O. Distler; J. Friedrich; K. W. Krygier; H. Merkel; U. Müller; R. Neuhausen; L. Nungesser; J. Pochodzalla; A. Sanchez Lorente; S. Sánchez Majos; Th. Walcher; J. Gerl; M. Kavatsyuk; I. Kojouhavorv; N. Saito; T. R. Saito; H. Schaffner; T. Bressani; S. Bufalino; A. Feliciello; A. Pantaleo; M. Palomba; G. Raciti; C. Sfienti; M. Agnello; F. Ferro; F. Iazzi; K. Szymanska; P. -E. Tegnér; B. Cederwall; L. Majling

2006-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Red Detector Tests _3_.doc  

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Red Detector Tests May 5 ed -2006 1. Black Body @ 900F, Comparison between red and blue detectors: Table 1: Detector's signal with and without filters -BB at 900F Filter(micron)...

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ATLAS Inner Detector Event Data Model  

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offline/? cvsroot=atlas : InnerDetector/InDetRawEvent/ATLAS Inner Detector Event Data Model F. Akesson 1 , M.J.the Inner Detector of the ATLAS experiment is presented. Di?

Costa, M.J.; ATLAS

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reference Handbook: Pressure detectors  

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The purpose of this handbook is to provide Rocky Flats personnel with the information necessary to understand pressure detection. Upon completion of this handbook you should be able to do the following: Define pressure in terms of force and area. Describe the basic operating principles of the U-Tube Manometer. Demonstrate proper techniques for reading Manometers. Describe the basic operating principles of the three types of Bourdon Tubes. Explain the difference between diaphragm. and bellows-type pressure measurement devices. This handbook is designed for use by experienced Rocky Flats operators to reinforce and improve their current knowledge level, and by entry-level operators to ensure that they possess a minimum level of fundamental knowledge. Pressure Detectors is applicable to many job classifications and can be used as a reference for classroom work or for self-study. Although this reference handbook is by no means all-encompassing, you will gain enough information about this subject area to assist you in contributing to the safe operations of Rocky Flats Plant.

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1990-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical transcutaneous bilirubin detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention consists of a transcutaneous bilirubin detector comprising a source of light having spectral components absorbable and not absorbable by bilirubin, a handle assembly, electronic circuitry and a fiber optic bundle connecting the assembly to the light source and circuitry. Inside the assembly is a prism that receives the light from one end of the fiber optic bundle and directs it onto the skin and directs the reflected light back into the bundle. The other end of the bundle is trifucated, with one end going to the light source and the other two ends going to circuitry that determines how much light of each kind has been reflected. A relatively greater amount absorbed by the skin from the portion of the spectrum absorbable by bilirubin may indicate the presence of the illness. Preferably, two measurements are made, one on the kneecap and one on the forehead, and compared to determine the presence of bilirubin. To reduce the impact of light absorption by hemoglobin in the blood carried by the skin, pressure is applied with a plunger and spring in the handle assembly, the pressure limited by points of a button slidably carried in the assembly that are perceived by touch when the pressure applied is sufficient.

Kronberg, J.W.

1991-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Seal system with integral detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

There is disclosed a seal system for materials where security is of the essence, such as nuclear materials, which is tamper-indicating, which indicates changes in environmental conditions that evidence attempts to by-pass the seal, which is unique and cost effective, said seal system comprised of a seal where an optical signal is transmitted through a loop, with a detector to read said signal, and one or more additional detectors designed to detect environmental changes, these detectors being operatively associated with the seal so that detection of a break in the optical signal or detection of environmental changes will cause an observable change in the seal.

Fiarman, Sidney (Port Jefferson, NY)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solid state neutron detector array  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A neutron detector array is capable of measuring a wide range of neutron fluxes. The array includes multiple semiconductor neutron detectors. Each detector has a semiconductor active region that is resistant to radiation damage. In one embodiment, the array preferably has a relatively small size, making it possible to place the array in confined locations. The ability of the array to detect a wide range of neutron fluxes is highly advantageous for many applications such as detecting neutron flux during start up, ramp up and full power of nuclear reactors.

Seidel, John G. (Pittsburgh, PA); Ruddy, Frank H. (Monroeville, PA); Brandt, Charles D. (Mount Lebanon, PA); Dulloo, Abdul R. (Pittsburgh, PA); Lott, Randy G. (Pittsburgh, PA); Sirianni, Ernest (Monroeville, PA); Wilson, Randall O. (Greensburg, PA)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ATLAS Forward Detectors and Physics  

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In this communication I describe the ATLAS forward physics program and the detectors, LUCID, ZDC and ALFA that have been designed to meet this experimental challenge. In addition to their primary role in the determination of ATLAS luminosity these detectors - in conjunction with the main ATLAS detector - will be used to study soft QCD and diffractive physics in the initial low luminosity phase of ATLAS running. Finally, I will briefly describe the ATLAS Forward Proton (AFP) project that currently represents the future of the ATLAS forward physics program.

N. Soni

2010-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

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A LOW-COST GPR GAS PIPE & LEAK DETECTOR  

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A light-weight, easy to use ground penetrating radar (GPR) system for tracking metal/non-metal pipes has been developed. A pre-production prototype instrument has been developed whose production cost and ease of use should fit important market niches. It is a portable tool which is swept back and forth like a metal detector and which indicates when it goes over a target (metal, plastic, concrete, etc.) and how deep it is. The innovation of real time target detection frees the user from having to interpret geophysical data and instead presents targets as dots on the screen. Target depth is also interpreted automatically, relieving the user of having to do migration analysis. In this way the user can simply walk around looking for targets and, by ''connecting the dots'' on the GPS screen, locate and follow pipes in real time. This is the first tool known to locate metal and non-metal pipes in real time and map their location. This prototype design is similar to a metal detector one might use at the beach since it involves sliding a lightweight antenna back and forth over the ground surface. The antenna is affixed to the end of an extension that is either clipped to or held by the user. This allows him to walk around in any direction, either looking for or following pipes with the antenna location being constantly recorded by the positioning system. Once a target appears on the screen, the user can locate by swinging the unit to align the cursor over the dot. Leak detection was also a central part of this project, and although much effort was invested into its development, conclusive results are not available at the time of the writing of this document. Details of the efforts that were made as a part of this cooperative agreement are presented.

David Cist; Alan Schutz

2005-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Report on the Depth Requirements for a Massive Detector at Homestake  

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This report provides the technical justification for locating a large detector underground in a US based Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory. A large detector with a fiducial mass greater than 100 kTon will most likely be a multipurpose facility. The main physics justification for such a device is detection of accelerator generated neutrinos, nucleon decay, and natural sources of neutrinos such as solar, atmospheric and supernova neutrinos. The requirement on the depth of this detector will be guided by the rate of signals from these sources and the rate of backgrounds from cosmic rays over a very wide range of energies (from solar neutrino energies of 5 MeV to high energies in the range of tens of GeV). For the present report, we have examined the depth requirement for a large water Cherenkov detector and a liquid argon time projection chamber. There has been extensive previous experience with underground water Cherenkov detectors such as IMB, Kamioka, and most recently, Super-Kamiokande which has a fiducial mass of 22 kTon and a total mass of 50 kTon at a depth of 2700 meters-water-equivalent. Projections for signal and background capability for a larger and deeper (or shallower) detectors of this type can be scaled from these previous detectors. The liquid argon time projection chamber has the advantage of being a very fine-grained tracking detector, which provides enhanced capability for background rejection. In the current work we have taken the approach that the depth should be sufficient to suppress the cosmogenic background below predicted signal rates for either of the above two technologies. Nevertheless, it is also clear that the underground facility that we are examining must have a long life and will most likely be used either for future novel uses of the currently planned detectors or new technologies. Therefore the depth requirement also needs to be made on the basis of sound judgment regarding possible future use. In particular, the depth should be sufficient for any possible future use of these cavities or the level which will be developed for these large structures. Along with these physics justifications there are practical issues regarding the existing infrastructure at Homestake and also the stress characteristics of the Homestake rock formations. In this report we will examine the various depth choices at Homestake from the point of view of the particle and nuclear physics signatures of interest. We also have sufficient information about the existing infrastructure and the rock characteristics to narrow the choice of levels for the development of large cavities with long lifetimes. We make general remarks on desirable ground conditions for such large cavities and then make recommendations on how to start examining these levels to make a final choice. In the appendix we have outlined the initial requirements for the detectors. These requirements will undergo refinement during the course of the design. Finally, we strongly recommend that the geotechnical studies be commenced at the 4850 ft level, which we find to be the most suitable, in a timely manner.

Bernstein,A.; Blucher, E.; Cline, D. B.; Diwan, M. V.; Fleming, b.; Kadel, R.; Kearns, E.; Klein, J.; Lande, K.; Lanni, F.; Lissauer, D.; McKeown, R.; Morse, W.; Radeika, R.; Scholberg, K.; Smy, M.; Sobel, H.; Sullivan, G.; Svoboda, R.; Vagins, M.; Walter, C.; Zwaska, R.

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Report on the Depth Requirements for a Massive Detector at Homestake  

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This report provides the technical justification for locating a large detector underground in a US based Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory. A large detector with a fiducial mass greater than 100 kTon will most likely be a multipurpose facility. The main physics justification for such a device is detection of accelerator generated neutrinos, nucleon decay, and natural sources of neutrinos such as solar, atmospheric and supernova neutrinos. The requirement on the depth of this detector will be guided by the rate of signals from these sources and the rate of backgrounds from cosmic rays over a very wide range of energies (from solar neutrino energies of 5 MeV to high energies in the range of hundreds of GeV). For the present report, we have examined the depth requirement for a large water Cherenkov detector and a liquid argon time projection chamber. There has been extensive previous experience with underground water Cherenkov detectors such as IMB, Kamioka, and most recently, Super-Kamiokande which has a fiducial mass of 22 kTon and a total mass of 50 kTon at a depth of 2700 meters-water-equivalent in a mountain. Projections for signal and background capability for a larger and deeper(or shallower) detectors of this type can be scaled from these previous detectors. The liquid argon time projection chamber has the advantage of being a very fine-grained tracking detector, which should provide enhanced capability for background rejection. We have based background rejection on reasonable estimates of track and energy resolution, and in some cases scaled background rates from measurements in water. In the current work we have taken the approach that the depth should be sufficient to suppress the cosmogenic background below predicted signal rates for either of the above two technologies. Nevertheless, it is also clear that the underground facility that we are examining must have a long life and will most likely be used either for future novel uses of the currently planned detectors or new technologies. Therefore the depth requirement also needs to be made on the basis of sound judgment regarding possible future use. In particular, the depth should be sufficient for any possible future use of these cavities or the level which will be developed for these large structures.Along with these physics justifications there are practical issues regarding the existing infrastructure at Homestake and also the stress characteristics of the Homestake rock formations. In this report we will examine the various depth choices at Homestake from the point of view of the particle and nuclear physics signatures of interest. We also have sufficient information about the existing infrastructure and the rock characteristics to narrow the choice of levels for the development of large cavities with long lifetimes. We make general remarks on desirable ground conditions for such large cavities and then make recommendations on how to start examining these levels to make a final choice. In the appendix we have outlined the initial requirements for the detectors. These requirements will undergo refinement during the course of the design. Finally, we strongly recommend that the geotechnical studies be commenced at the 4850 ft level, which we find to be the most suitable, in a timely manner.

Kadel, Richard W.; Bernstein, Adam; Blucher, Edward; Cline, David B.; Diwan, Milind V.; Fleming, Bonnie; Kearns, Edward; Klein, Joshua; Lande, Kenneth; Lanni, Francesco; Lissauer, David; McKeown, Robert; Morse, William; Rameika, Regina; Scholberg, Kate; Smy, Michael; Sobel, Henry; Sullivan, Gregory; Svoboda, Robert; Vagins, Mark; Walter, Christopher; Zwaska, Robert

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Argon metastable densities in radio frequency Ar, Ar/O2 and Ar/CF4 electrical discharges  

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Argon metastable densities in radio frequency Ar, Ar/O2 and Ar/CF4 electrical discharges Shahid. In this article, we present results from a two-dimensional computer simulation of Ar, Ar/O2, and Ar/CF4 discharges in the ambipolar electric field resulting from electrode structures. Additions of small amounts of O2 and CF4

Kushner, Mark

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Dynamics of plasma expansion and shockwave formation in femtosecond laser-ablated aluminum plumes in argon gas at atmospheric pressures  

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plasma expansion into a background gas at atmospheric pressure is cru- cial for many engineeringDynamics of plasma expansion and shockwave formation in femtosecond laser-ablated aluminum plumes in argon gas at atmospheric pressures Alexander Miloshevsky, Sivanandan S. Harilal, Gennady Miloshevsky

Harilal, S. S.

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One and two photon optogalvanic spectroscopy of argon and neon for the wavelength calibration in the near infrared  

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in the near infrared Zhen Tang *, Richard B. Miles Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering The one photon and two photon optogalvanic spectra of argon and neon have been investigated in the near infrared region between 735 and 781 nm. About 35 transitions have been recorded by illuminating a hollow

Miles, Richard

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MOON for spectroscopic studies of double beta decays and the present status of the MOON-1 prototype detector  

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to be studied by neutrinoless double beta decay is of the order of 0.1 ~ 0.02 eV if the neutrino is a Majorana experiment with a few ton of 100 Mo. It aims at spectroscopic studies of the neutrinoless double beta decays

Washington at Seattle, University of

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Measurement and Modeling of Blocking Contacts for Cadmium Telluride Gamma Ray Detectors  

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Gamma ray detectors are important in national security applications, medicine, and astronomy. Semiconductor materials with high density and atomic number, such as Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), offer a small device footprint, but their performance is limited by noise at room temperature; however, improved device design can decrease detector noise by reducing leakage current. This thesis characterizes and models two unique Schottky devices: one with an argon ion sputter etch before Schottky contact deposition and one without. Analysis of current versus voltage characteristics shows that thermionic emission alone does not describe these devices. This analysis points to reverse bias generation current or leakage through an inhomogeneous barrier. Modeling the devices in reverse bias with thermionic field emission and a leaky Schottky barrier yields good agreement with measurements. Also numerical modeling with a finite-element physics-based simulator suggests that reverse bias current is a combination of thermionic emission and generation. This thesis proposes further experiments to determine the correct model for reverse bias conduction. Understanding conduction mechanisms in these devices will help develop more reproducible contacts, reduce leakage current, and ultimately improve detector performance.

Beck, P R

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Complete 90.1 Prototype Building Model package | Building Energy Codes  

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Complete 90.1 Prototype Building Model package Complete 90.1 Prototype Building Model package The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Full Service Restaurant | Building Energy  

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Full Service Restaurant 90.1 Prototype Building Models Full Service Restaurant The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each

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Study of non-thermal plasma jet with dielectric barrier configuration in nitrogen and argon  

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Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) is advantageous in generating non-thermal plasma at atmospheric pressure as it avoids transition to thermal arc and dispenses with costly vacuum system. It has found useful applications in treating heat-sensitive materials such as plastics and living tissue. In this work the discharge formed between the Pyrex glass layer and the ground electrode is extruded through a nozzle to form the non-thermal plasma jet. The DBD characteristics were investigated in terms of charge transferred and mean power dissipated per cycle when operated in nitrogen and argon at various flow rates and applied voltages. These characteristics were then correlated to the dimension of the plasma jet. The mean power dissipated in the DBD was below 7 W giving an efficiency of 17 %. The length of the plasma jet was greatly limited to below 1 cm due to the configuration of the DBD system and nozzle.

O. H. Chin

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Collection efficiency of photoelectrons injected into near- and supercritical argon gas  

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Injection of photoelectrons into gaseous or liquid dielectrics is a widely used technique to produce cold plasmas in weakly ionized systems for investigating the transport properties of electrons. We report measurements of the collection efficiency of photoelectrons injected into dense argon gas for T= 152.7 K, close to the critical temperature T{sub c} Almost-Equal-To 150.9 K, and for T= 200.0 K. The high-field data agree with the Young-Bradbury model and with previous measurements below T{sub c} and at an intermediate temperature above T{sub c}. The effective, density-dependent electron-atom momentum transfer scattering cross section can be deduced. However, the weak-field data near T{sub c} show large deviations from the theoretical model. We show that the electron behavior at weak field is influenced by electrostriction effects that are only important near the critical point.

Borghesani, A. F. [CNISM-Unit, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padua, via F. Marzolo 8, I-35131 Padua (Italy); Lamp, P. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik u. Astrophysik, Munich (Germany)

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Generation of Cold Argon Plasma Jet at the End of Flexible Plastic Tube  

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This brief communication reports a new method for generation of cold atmospheric pressure plasma jet at the downstream end of a flexible plastic tube. The device consists of a small chamber where dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) is ignited in Argon. The discharge is driven by a conventional low frequency AC power supply. The exit of DBD reactor is connected to a commercial flexible plastic tube (up to 4 meters long) with a thin floating Cu wire inside. Under certain conditions an Ar plasma jet can be extracted from the downstream tube end and there is no discharge inside the plastic tube. The jet obtained by this method is cold enough to be put in direct contact with human skin without electric shock and can be used for medical treatment and decontamination.

Kostov, Konstantin G; Prysiazhnyi, Vadym

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operating characteristics of a hydrogen-argon plasma torch for supersonic combustion applications  

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The residence time of the combustible mixture in the combustion chamber of a scramjet engine is much less than the time normally required for complete combustion. Hydrogen and hydrocarbon fuels require an ignition source under conditions typically found in a scramjet combustor. Analytical studies indicate that the presence of hydrogen atoms should greatly reduce the ignition delay in this environment. Because hydrogen plasmas are prolific sources of hydrogen atoms, a low-power, uncooled hydrogen plasma torch has been built and tested to evaluate its potential as a possible flame holder for supersonic combustion. The torch was found to be unstable when operated on pure hydrogen; however, stable operation could be obtained by using argon as a body gas and mixing in the desired amount of hydrogen. The stability limits of the torch are delineated and its electrical and thermal behavior documented. An average torch thermal efficiency of around 88 percent is demonstrated. 10 references.

Barbi, E.; Mahan, J.R.; O'brien, W.F.; Wagner, T.C.

1989-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoelectron satellite spectrum in the region of the 3s Cooper minimum of argon  

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The 3s,3p satellite spectrum of argon has been studied with use of synchrotron radiation in the 40–70-eV energy range. In the region of the 3s Cooper minimum (42.5 eV±0.2), the integral intensity of the satellites is ten times larger than the 3s partial cross section. The angular asymmetry parameters have been measured as a function of the photoelectron energy for the 3s 2S,3p 2P final states as well as for the satellites. For the lowest photon energies it appears that the ? parameter values of the most intense satellites are strongly dependent on the total angular momentum of the final ionic state.

M. Y. Adam, P. Morin, and G. Wendin

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy spectrum of argon ions emitted from Filippov type Sahand plasma focus  

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The energy and flux of the argon ions produced in Sahand plasma focus have been measured by employing a well-designed Faraday cup. The secondary electron emission effects on the ion signals are simulated and the dimensions of Faraday cup are optimized to minimize these effects. The measured ion energy spectrum is corrected for the ion energy loss and charge exchange in the background gas. The effects of the capacitor bank voltage and working gas pressure on the ion energy spectrum are also investigated. It has been shown that the emitted ion number per energy increases as the capacitor bank voltage increases. Decreasing the working gas pressure leads to the increase in the number of emitted ion per energy.

Mohammadnejad, M.; Pestehe, S. J.; Mohammadi, M. A. [Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Tabriz, Postal Code 5166614766, Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of) [Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Tabriz, Postal Code 5166614766, Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Research Institute for Applied Physics and Astronomy, University of Tabriz, Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Loss and Charge Transfer of Argon in a Laser-Generated Carbon Plasma  

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This Letter reports on the measurement of the energy loss and the projectile charge states of argon ions at an energy of 4??MeV/u penetrating a fully ionized carbon plasma. The plasma of ne?1020??cm-3 and Te?180??eV is created by two laser beams at ?Las=532??nm incident from opposite sides on a thin carbon foil. The resulting plasma is spatially homogenous and allows us to record precise experimental data. The data show an increase of a factor of 2 in the stopping power which is in very good agreement with a specifically developed Monte Carlo code, that allows the calculation of the heavy ion beam’s charge state distribution and its energy loss in the plasma.

A. Frank, A. Blaževi?, V. Bagnoud, M. M. Basko, M. Börner, W. Cayzac, D. Kraus, T. Heßling, D. H. H. Hoffmann, A. Ortner, A. Otten, A. Pelka, D. Pepler, D. Schumacher, An. Tauschwitz, and M. Roth

2013-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical investigation of thermophysical properties in two-temperature argon-helium thermal plasma  

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The thermophysical properties of argon-helium thermal plasma have been studied in the temperature range from 5000 to 40 000 K at atmospheric pressure in local thermodynamic equilibrium and non-local thermodynamic equilibrium conditions. Two cases of thermal plasma considered are (i) ground state plasma in which all the atoms and ions are assumed to be in the ground state and (ii) excited stateplasma in which atoms and ions are distributed over various possible excited states. The influence of electronic excitation and non-equilibrium parameter ??=?Te/Th on thermodynamic properties (composition degree of ionization Debye length enthalpy and total specific heat) and transport properties(electrical conductivity electron thermal conductivity and thermal diffusion ratio) have been studied. Within the framework of Chapman-Enskog method the higher-order contributions to transport coefficient and their convergence are studied. The influence of different molar compositions of argon-helium plasma mixture on convergence of higher-orders is investigated. Furthermore the effect of different definitions of Debye length has also been examined for electrical conductivity and it is observed that electrical conductivity with the definition of Debye length (in which only electrons participate in screening) is less than that of the another definition (in which both the electrons and ions participate in screening) and this deviation increases with electron temperature. Finally the effect of lowering of ionization energy is examined on electron number density Debye length and higher-order contribution to electrical conductivity. It is observed that the lowering of the ionization energy affects the electron transport-properties and consequently their higher-order contributions depending upon the value of the non-equilibrium parameter ?.

Rohit Sharma; Gurpreet Singh; Kuldip Singh

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Theoretical investigation of thermophysical properties in two-temperature argon-helium thermal plasma  

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The thermophysical properties of argon-helium thermal plasma have been studied in the temperature range from 5000 to 40 000 K at atmospheric pressure in local thermodynamic equilibrium and non-local thermodynamic equilibrium conditions. Two cases of thermal plasma considered are (i) ground state plasma in which all the atoms and ions are assumed to be in the ground state and (ii) excited state plasma in which atoms and ions are distributed over various possible excited states. The influence of electronic excitation and non-equilibrium parameter {theta} = T{sub e}/T{sub h} on thermodynamic properties (composition, degree of ionization, Debye length, enthalpy, and total specific heat) and transport properties (electrical conductivity, electron thermal conductivity, and thermal diffusion ratio) have been studied. Within the framework of Chapman-Enskog method, the higher-order contributions to transport coefficient and their convergence are studied. The influence of different molar compositions of argon-helium plasma mixture on convergence of higher-orders is investigated. Furthermore, the effect of different definitions of Debye length has also been examined for electrical conductivity and it is observed that electrical conductivity with the definition of Debye length (in which only electrons participate in screening) is less than that of the another definition (in which both the electrons and ions participate in screening) and this deviation increases with electron temperature. Finally, the effect of lowering of ionization energy is examined on electron number density, Debye length, and higher-order contribution to electrical conductivity. It is observed that the lowering of the ionization energy affects the electron transport-properties and consequently their higher-order contributions depending upon the value of the non-equilibrium parameter {theta}.

Sharma, Rohit; Singh, Kuldip [Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (India); Singh, Gurpreet [Department of Physics, DAV College, Bathinda (India)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Experiment and Numerical Simulation of Bubble Behaviors in Argon Gas Injection Into Lead-Bismuth Pool  

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In a lead-bismuth alloy (45%Pb-55%Bi) cooled direct contact boiling water fast reactor (PBWFR), steam can be produced by direct contact of feed water with primary Pb-Bi coolant in the upper core plenum, and Pb-Bi coolant can be circulated by buoyancy forces of steam bubbles. As a basic study to investigate the two-phase flow characteristics in the chimneys of PBWFR, a two-dimensional two-phase flow was simulated by injecting argon gas into Pb-Bi pool in a rectangular vessel (400 mm in length, 1500 mm in height, 50 mm in width), and bubble behaviors were investigated experimentally. Bubble sizes, bubble rising velocities and void fractions were measured using void probes. Argon gas was injected through five nozzles of 4 mm in diameter into Pb-Bi at two locations. The experimental conditions are the pressure of atmospheric pressure, Pb-Bi temperatures of 443 K, and the flow rate of injection Ar gas is 10, 20, and 30 NL/min. The measured bubble rising velocities were distributed in the range from 1 to 3 m/s. The average velocity was about 0.6 m/s. The measured bubble chord lengths were distributed from 1 mm up to 30 mm. The average chord length was about 7 mm. An analysis was performed by two-dimensional and two-fluid model. The experimental results were compared with the analytical results to evaluate the validity of the analytical model. Although large diameter bubbles were observed in the experiment, the drag force model for spherical bubbles performed better for simulation of the experimental result because of high surface tension force of Pb-Bi. (authors)

Yumi Yamada [Advanced Reactor Technology Company, Ltd. (Japan); Toyou Akashi; Minoru Takahashi [Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 (Japan)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Spectroscopic diagnostics of a pulsed discharge in high-pressure argon  

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Results of investigation of high-pressure argon plasma excited by a high-current pulsed volume discharge are presented. The plasma diagnostics employs spatiotemporal dependences of the emission intensity in the VUV - visible range. A homogenous discharge is observed at pressures up to 10 atm. It is found that the spectrum of the UV - visible photorecombination continuum is sensitive to the discharge constriction. Change in the shape of the spectrum is caused bythe change of the type of positive charge carriers upon passing of the discharge from the uniform phase (molecular Ar{sub 2}{sup +} ions) to the arc phase (atomic Ar{sup +} ions). Experimental data and model calculations show that the electron heating after the main excitation pulse is a highly undesirable process. It slows down the recombination flow in the plasma, which results in stretching of all the kinetic processes for all excited components in time, and hence in a decrease in the peak values of their concentrations. Electron collision-induced mixing effi-ciently converts the reservoir of long-lived Ar{sub 2}* molecules in the triplet state into rapidly emitting singlet excimers. It is this mechanism that dominates the production of singlet Ar{sub 2}* excimer molecules. The threshold concentration needed to obtain lasing at a wavelength of 127 nm on Ar{sub 2}* excimers ({sup 1{Sigma}+}{sub u(v=0)}) was, according to calculations, about 5x10{sup 15} cm{sup -3} for the gain 0.05 cm{sup -1}. This concentration can be achieved in the case of homogeneous pulsed discharge pumping with the peak electron concentration 2.x10{sup 16} cm{sup -3} at the argon pressure 10 atm.

Treshchalov, A B; Lissovskii, A A [Institute of Physics, University of Tartu, Tartu (Estonia)

2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of magnetic-pole-enhanced inductively coupled nitrogen-argon plasmas  

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This article presented the features of the mixed mode and H mode in magnetic pole enhanced, inductively coupled Ar-N{sub 2} plasmas using RF-compensated Langmuir probe measurements. To fully characterize plasma parameters and electron energy probability functions (EEPFs), the gas pressure and argon content were varied. It was observed that with increasing the nitrogen content and gas pressure, the critical RF power to sustain H mode increases; this increase was more prominent for pure nitrogen discharge at higher pressure. The electron number density (n{sub e}) shows increasing trend with increasing RF power, while at higher gas pressures, the electron number density decreases at fixed RF power. Mostly, the EEPFs show a Maxwellian distribution even at low RF power (for higher argon content in the discharge) and at moderate RF power (for higher or pure nitrogen content in the discharge) for pressures of 15-60 mTorr. With increasing the nitrogen content in the mixture, the low energy part of the EEPF is more Druyvesteyn with a distorted high energy tail at low RF power. At fixed RF power, the slope of EEPF changes sharply with increasing pressure. It was observed that in hybrid mode, the EEPF at higher gas pressure (75 mTorr) in a pure nitrogen discharge shows a flat hole near the average electron energy of 3 eV and changes to Maxwellian distribution in H mode. The skin depth versus RF power shows that the skin depth is smaller than the critical dimension of the chamber, regardless of the gas type and the gas pressure.

Jan, F.; Zakaullah, M. [Department of Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Islamabad 45320 (Pakistan); Khan, A. W.; Saeed, A. [National Centre for Physics, Quaid-i-Azam University Campus Islamabad, Islamabad 45320 (Pakistan)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Detector Advisory Panel (DAP) Report  

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ATLAS Project Manager's Review ATLAS Project Manager's Review 1-2 April 2010 Panel Members Lothar Bauerdick, FNAL Ray Larsen, SLAC Ronald Lipton, FNAL David Morrison, BNL Robert Roser, FNAL Steve Wolbers, FNAL Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, New York 10 May 2010 Executive Summary The Detector and Computing Advisory Panels (DAP and CAP) reviewed the status and plans of the US-ATLAS Program at Brookhaven National Laboratory on April 1-2, 2010. The Panel was extremely pleased to hear of the highly successful commissioning of the ATLAS detector during early LHC collisions. The detector operated successfully, with no worse than 97% active channel count in any subsystem, from the start of collisions. There appears to be an excellent understanding of the detector performance via simulations. The BNL computing center has

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Physics with the MAC detector  

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New results, obtained during the previous year at the PEP colliding beam rings with the MAC detector at a center of mass energy of 29 GeV, are presented.

Ford, W.T.; Read, A.L. Jr., Smith, J. G.

1982-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron detectors comprising boron powder  

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High-efficiency neutron detector substrate assemblies comprising a first conductive substrate, wherein a first side of the substrate is in direct contact with a first layer of a powder material comprising .sup.10boron, .sup.10boron carbide or combinations thereof, and wherein a conductive material is in proximity to the first layer of powder material; and processes of making said neutron detector substrate assemblies.

Wang, Zhehui; Morris, Christopher; Bacon, Jeffrey Darnell; Makela, Mark F; Spaulding, Randy Jay

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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The high resolution X-ray imaging detector planes for the MIRAX mission  

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The MIRAX X-ray observatory, the first Brazilian-led astrophysics space mission, is designed to perform an unprecedented wide-field, wide-band hard X-ray (5–200 keV) survey of Galactic X-ray transient sources. In the current configuration, MIRAX will carry a set of four coded-masks telescopes with high spatial resolution Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) detector planes, each one consisting of an array of 64 closely tiled CZT pixelated detectors. Taken together, the four telescopes will have a total detection area of 959 cm2, a large field of view (60° ? 60° FWHM), high angular resolution for this energy range (6 arcmin) and very good spectral resolution ( ~ 2 keV @ 60 keV). A stratospheric balloon-borne prototype of one of the MIRAX telescopes has been developed, tested and flown by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) as part of the ProtoEXIST program. In this paper we show results of validation and calibration tests with individual CZT detectors of the ProtoEXIST second generation experiment (P2). Each one of 64 detector units of the P2 detector plane consists of an ASIC, developed by Caltech for the NuSTAR telescope, hybridized to a CZT crystal with 0.6 mm pixel size. The performance of each detector was evaluated using radioactive sources in the laboratory. The calibration results show that the P2 detectors have average energy resolution of ~ 2.1 keV @ 60 keV and 2.3 @ 122 keV. P2 was also successfully tested on near-space environment on a balloon flight, demonstrating the detector unit readiness for integration on a space mission telescope, as well as satisfying all MIRAX mission requirements.

B H G Rodrigues; J E Grindlay; B Allen; J Hong; S Barthelmy; J Braga; F D'Amico; R E Rothschild

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The High Resolution X-Ray Imaging Detector Planes for the MIRAX Mission  

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The MIRAX X-ray observatory, the first Brazilian-led astrophysics space mission, is designed to perform an unprecedented wide-field, wide-band hard X-ray (5-200 keV) survey of Galactic X-ray transient sources. In the current configuration, MIRAX will carry a set of four coded-mask telescopes with high spatial resolution Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) detector planes, each one consisting of an array of 64 closely tiled CZT pixelated detectors. Taken together, the four telescopes will have a total detection area of 959 cm^2, a large field of view (60x60 degrees FWHM), high angular resolution for this energy range (6 arcmin) and very good spectral resolution (~2 keV @ 60 keV). A stratospheric balloon-borne prototype of one of the MIRAX telescopes has been developed, tested and flown by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) as part of the ProtoEXIST program. In this paper we show results of validation and calibration tests with individual CZT detectors of the ProtoEXIST second generation experiment (P2). Each one of 64 detector units of the P2 detector plane consists of an ASIC, developed by Caltech for the NuSTAR telescope, hybridized to a CZT crystal with 0.6 mm pixel size. The performance of each detector was evaluated using radioactive sources in the laboratory. The calibration results show that the P2 detectors have average energy resolution of ~2.1 keV @ 60 keV and ~2.3 keV @ 122 keV. P2 was also successfully tested on near-space environment on a balloon flight, demonstrating the detector unit readiness for integration on a space mission telescope, as well as satisfying all MIRAX mission requirements.

Barbara H. G. Rodrigues; Jonathan E. Grindlay; Branden Allen; Jaesub Hong; Scott Barthelmy; Joao Braga; Flavio D'Amico; Richard E. Rothschild

2013-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Medium-fi EvaluationMedium-fi PrototypesMedium-fi DesignLow-fi EvaluationLow-fi Prototypes What is Aphasia?  

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Medium-fi EvaluationMedium-fi PrototypesMedium-fi DesignLow-fi EvaluationLow-fi Prototypes What Cycle Investigated ability of existing technologies to fulfill needs. Extra time is needed to ensure. Evaluated with two participants. One had aphasia as a result of a brain tumour and the other as a result

Findlater, Leah

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The Linac4 DTL Prototype: Low and High Power Measurements  

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The prototype of the Linac4 Drift Tube Linac (DTL) has undergone low power measurements in order to verify the RF coupling and to adjust the post-coupler lengths based on bead-pull and spectrum measurements. Following the installation at the test stand, the cavity has been subjected to high power operation at Linac4 and SPL duty cycles. Saturation effects and multipacting have been observed and linked to X-ray emission. Voltage holding is reported in the presence of magnetic fields from permanent magnet quadrupoles (PMQ) installed in the first drift tubes.

De Michele, G; Marques-Balula, J; Ramberger, S

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of an omnidirectional and holonomic wheeled platform prototype  

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This paper presents the concepts for a new family of wheeled platforms which feature full omnidirectionality with simultaneous and independent rotational and translational motion capabilities. We first describe the original orthogonal-wheels assembly'' on which these platforms are based and discuss how a combination of these assemblies is used to generate an omnidirectional capability. The design and control of a prototype platform developed to test and demonstrate the proposed concepts is then described, and experimental results illustrating the full omnidirectionality of the platform with decoupled rotational and translational degrees of freedom are presented. 15 refs., 9 figs.

Killough, S.M.; Pin, F.G.

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of the SLD Warm Iron Calorimeter prototype  

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A prototype hadron calorimeter, of similar design to the Warm Iron Calorimeter (WIC) planned for the SLD experiment, has been built and its performance has been studied in a test beam. The WIC is an iron sampling calorimeter whose active elements are plastic streamer tubes similar to those used for the Mont-Blanc proton decay experiment. The construction and operation of the tubes will be briefly described together with their use in an iron calorimeter - muon tracker. Efficiency, resolution and linearity have been measured in a hadron/muon beam up to 11 GeV. The measured values correspond to the SLD design goals.

Callegari, G.; Piemontese, L.; De Sangro, R.; Peruzzi, I., Piccolo, M.; Busza, W.; Friedman, J.; Johnson, A.; Kendall, H.; Kistiakowsky, V.

1986-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hanford prototype-barrier status report FY 1996  

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A prototype surface barrier is being evaluated as part of a treatability study at the 200-BP-1 Operable Unit in the 200 East Area of the Hanford Site. Tests include the application of irrigation water to the northern half of the barrier and subsequent measurement of water balance, wind and water erosion, subsidence, plant establishment,a nd plant and animal intrusion. The tests are designed to evaluate both irrigated and nonirrigated sideslope and vegetated surfaces over a period of 3 years. This report documents findings from the second year of testing.

Gee, G.W.; Ward, A.L.; Gilmore, B.G.; Link, S.O.; Dennis, G.W.; O`Neil, T.K.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Construction of the CERN Fast Cycled Superconducting Dipole Magnet Prototype  

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CERN is pursuing a small scale R&D on a fast cycled superconducting dipole magnet (FCM) of interest for the upgrade plan of the LHC accelerator complex. The FCM dipole prototype being built has a number of novel features if compared to other magnets for similar applications. In this paper we describe the magnet design, and its expected performance, focusing especially on the novel features (magnetic circuit, mechanical supports, cooling) and on the details of the manufacturing procedure (coil winding and impregnation, joints, instrumentation and quench protection).

Borgnolutti, F; Bottura, L; Carra, F; Foffano, G; Gomes De Faria, J M; Kalouguine, O; Kirby, G; Lopez, C; Tommasini, D

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Prototype of time digitizing system for BESIII endcap TOF upgrade  

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The prototype of time digitizing system for the upgrade of BESIII endcap TOF (ETOF) is introduced in this paper. The ETOF readout electronics has a formation of distributed architecture that hit signal from multi-gap resistive plate chamber (MRPC) is signaled as LVDS by front-end electronics (FEE) and sent to the back-end time digitizing system via long shield differential twisted pair cables. The ETOF digitizing system consists of 2 VME crates each of which contains modules of time digitizing, clock, trigger and fast control etc. The time digitizing module (TDIG) of this prototype can support up to 72 electrical channels of hit information measurement. The fast control (FCTL) module can operate at barrel or endcap mode. The barrel FCTL fans fast control signals from the trigger system out to endcap FCTLs, merges data from endcaps and transfers to the trigger system. Without modifying the barrel TOF structure, this time digitizing architecture benefits for improving ETOF performance without degrading barrel TOF measuring. Lab experiments show that the time resolution of this digitizing system can be less than 20ps, and the data throughput to DAQ can be about 92Mbps. Beam experiments show that the complete time resolution can be less than 45ps.

Cao Ping; Sun Wei-Jia; Ji Xiao-Lu; Fan Huan-Huan; Wang Si-Yu; Liu Shu-Bin; An Qi

2013-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Execution of rapid prototyping technology - an Indian manufacturing industry's perspective  

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Since independence, India has endeavoured to bring economic and social change through science and technology. While India's economic growth in the recent years has been impressive, many challenges remain to be met to create a strong and vibrant innovation eco-system. This requires a culture and value system which supports both basic and applied research and technology development. One of those technologies, rapid prototyping (RP) technology, is the automatic construction of physical objects using additive manufacturing technology. It can be defined as an automated and patternless process which allows solid physical parts to be made directly from computer data in a short time. RP acts as the 'manufacturing middle' to link up the computer-aided design (CAD) process and manufacturing processes. It includes the making of prototypes for design verification and even the making of tooling for production. With the trend towards concurrent engineering and the widespread use of CAD, RP has quickly become a booming business in the past few years. This paper aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the execution of RP technology in India and the critical decision factors in executing RP for the Indian manufacturing industry.

Rajesh Kumar; Rupinder Singh; I.P.S. Ahuja

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The ASTRI SST-2M Prototype: Structure and Mirror  

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The next generation of IACT (Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope) will explore the uppermost end of the VHE (Very High Energy) domain up to about few hundreds of TeV with unprecedented sensibility, angular resolution and imaging quality. To this end, INAF (Italian National Institute of Astrophysics) is currently developing a scientific and technological telescope prototype for the implementation of the CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array) observatory. ASTRI (Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana) foresees the full design, development, installation and calibration of a Small Size 4 meter class Telescope. The telescope, named SST-2M, is based on an aplanatic, wide field, double reflection optical layout in a Schwarzschild-Couder configuration. In this paper we report about the technological solutions adopted for the telescope and for the mirrors. In particular the structural and electro-mechanical design of the telescope and the results on the optical performance derived after the development of a prototype of the segments that will be assembled to form the primary mirror.

Rodolfo Canestrari; Osvaldo Catalano; Mauro Fiorini; Enrico Giro; Nicola La Palombara; Giovanni Pareschi; Luca Stringhetti; Gino Tosti; Stefano Vercellone; for the ASTRI Collaboration; Francesco Martelli; Giancarlo Parodi; Pierfrancesco Rossettini; Raffaele Tomelleri

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Modulated voltage metastable ionization detector  

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Metastable ionization detectors used for chromatographic analysis usually employa fixed high voltage for the ionization potential. For this reason, the operating range is limited to about three orders of magnitude. By use of the technique disclosed in the instant invention, operating ranges of about nine orders of magnitude are obtained. The output current from a metastable ionization detector (MID) is applied to a modulation voltage circuit. An adjustment is made to balance out the background current, and an output current, above background, is applied to an input of a strip chart recorder. For low level concentrations, i.e., low detected output current, the ionization potential will be at a maximum and the metastable ionization detector will operate at its most sensitive level. When the detected current from the metastable ionization detector increases above a predetermined threshold level, a voltage control circuit is activated which turns on a high voltage transistor which acts to reduce the ionization potential. The ionization potential applied to the metastable ionization detector is then varied so as to maintain the detected signal level constant. The variation in ionization potential is now related to the concentration fo the constituent and a representative amplitude is applied to another input of said strip chart recorder.

Carle, G. C.; Humphry, D. E.; Kojiro, D. R.

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Mid-rise Apartment | Building Energy Codes  

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Mid-rise Apartment Mid-rise Apartment The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Stand Alone Retail | Building Energy Codes  

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Stand Alone Retail Stand Alone Retail The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Quick Service Restaurant | Building Energy  

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Quick Service Restaurant Quick Service Restaurant The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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90.1 Prototype Building Models- Medium Office | Building Energy Codes  

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Models- Medium Office Models- Medium Office The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Large Hotel | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Hotel Hotel The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Warehouse (non-refrigerated) | Building  

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Warehouse (non-refrigerated) Warehouse (non-refrigerated) The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Large Office | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Office Office The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Small Office | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Office Office The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Strip Mall | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Strip Mall Strip Mall The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Small Hotel | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Hotel Hotel The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Primary School | Building Energy Codes  

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Primary School Primary School The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Hospital | Building Energy Codes Program  

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Hospital Hospital The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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90.1 Prototype Building Models Secondary School | Building Energy Codes  

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Secondary School Secondary School The ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype building models were developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Building Energy Codes Program. These prototype buildings were derived from DOE's Commercial Reference Building Models. This suite of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 prototype buildings covers all the Reference Building types except supermarket, and also adds a new building prototype representing high-rise apartment buildings.The prototype models include 16 building types in 17 climate locations for ASHRAE Standards 90.1-2004, 90.1-2007 and 90.1-2010. This combination leads to a set of 816 building models (in EnergyPlus Version 6.0). Also included is a scorecard for each prototype building. The scorecard is a spreadsheet that summarizes the

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A prototype data archive for the PIER "thermal distribution systems in  

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A prototype data archive for the PIER "thermal distribution systems in A prototype data archive for the PIER "thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings" project Title A prototype data archive for the PIER "thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings" project Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-54191 Year of Publication 2004 Authors Diamond, Richard C., Craig P. Wray, Brian V. Smith, Darryl J. Dickerhoff, Nance Matson, and Skylar A. Cox Date Published 01/2004 Publisher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Abstract A prototype archive for a selection of building energy data on thermal distribution systems in commercial buildings was developed and pilot tested. While the pilot demonstrated the successful development of the data archive prototype, several questions remain about the usefulness of such an archive. Specifically, questions on the audience, frequency of use, maintenance, and updating of the archive would need to be addressed before this prototype is taken to the next level.

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Circulation model for water circulation and purification in a water Cerenkov detector  

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Owing to its low cost and good transparency, highly purified water is widely used as a medium in large water Cerenkov detector experiments. The water circulation and purification system is usually needed to keep the water in good quality. In this work, a practical circulation model is built to describe the variation of the water resistivity in the circulation process and compared with the data obtained from a prototype experiment. The successful test of the model makes it useful in the future design and optimization of the circulation/purification system.

Lu Hao-Qi; Yang Chang-Gen; Wang Ling-Yu; Xu Ji-Lei; Wang Rui-Guang; Wang Zhi-Min; Wang Yi-Fang

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of energy weighting using an energy discriminating photon counting detector for breast CT  

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Purpose: Breast CT is an emerging imaging technique that can portray the breast in 3D and improve visualization of important diagnostic features. Early clinical studies have suggested that breast CT has sufficient spatial and contrast resolution for accurate detection of masses and microcalcifications in the breast, reducing structural overlap that is often a limiting factor in reading mammographic images. For a number of reasons, image quality in breast CT may be improved by use of an energy resolving photon counting detector. In this study, the authors investigate the improvements in image quality obtained when using energy weighting with an energy resolving photon counting detector as compared to that with a conventional energy integrating detector.Methods: Using computer simulation, realistic CT images of multiple breast phantoms were generated. The simulation modeled a prototype breast CT system using an amorphous silicon (a-Si), CsI based energy integrating detector with different x-ray spectra, and a hypothetical, ideal CZT based photon counting detector with capability of energy discrimination. Three biological signals of interest were modeled as spherical lesions and inserted into breast phantoms; hydroxyapatite (HA) to represent microcalcification, infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC), and iodine enhanced infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IIDC). Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of these three lesions was measured from the CT reconstructions. In addition, a psychophysical study was conducted to evaluate observer performance in detecting microcalcifications embedded into a realistic anthropomorphic breast phantom.Results: In the energy range tested, improvements in SNR with a photon counting detector using energy weighting was higher (than the energy integrating detector method) by 30%–63% and 4%–34%, for HA and IDC lesions and 12%–30% (with Al filtration) and 32%–38% (with Ce filtration) for the IIDC lesion, respectively. The average area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) for detection of microcalcifications was higher by greater than 19% (for the different energy weighting methods tested) as compared to the AUC obtained with an energy integrating detector.Conclusions: This study showed that breast CT with a CZT photon counting detector using energy weighting can provide improvements in pixel SNR, and detectability of microcalcifications as compared to that with a conventional energy integrating detector. Since a number of degrading physical factors were not modeled into the photon counting detector, this improvement should be considered as an upper bound on achievable performance.

Kalluri, Kesava S. [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 and Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States)] [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 and Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States); Mahd, Mufeed [Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States)] [Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854 (United States); Glick, Stephen J. [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 (United States)] [Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 (United States)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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HEROICA: an Underground Facility for the Fast Screening of Germanium Detectors  

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An infrastructure to characterize germanium detectors has been designed and constructed at the HADES Underground Research Laboratory, located in Mol (Belgium). Thanks to the 223m overburden of clay and sand, the muon flux is lowered by four orders of magnitude. This natural shield minimizes the exposure of radio-pure germanium material to cosmic radiation resulting in a significant suppression of cosmogenic activation in the germanium detectors. The project has been strongly motivated by a special production of germanium detectors for the GERDA experiment. GERDA, currently collecting data at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso of INFN, is searching for the neutrinoless double beta decay of 76Ge. In the near future, GERDA will increase its mass and sensitivity by adding new Broad Energy Germanium (BEGe) detectors. The production of the BEGe detectors is done at Canberra in Olen (Belgium), located about 30km from the underground test site. Therefore, HADES is used both for storage of the crystals over night, during diode production, and for the characterization measurements. A full quality control chain has been setup and tested on the first seven prototype detectors delivered by the manufacturer at the beginning of 2012. The screening capabilities demonstrate that the installed setup fulfills a fast and complete set of measurements on the diodes and it can be seen as a general test facility for the fast screening of high purity germanium detectors. The results are of major importance for a future massive production and characterization chain of germanium diodes foreseen for a possible next generation 1-tonne double beta decay experiment with 76Ge.

E. Andreotti; A. Garfagnini; W. Maneschg; N. Barros; G. Benato; R. Brugnera; F. Costa; R. Falkenstein; K. K. Guthikonda; A. Hegai; S. Hemmer; M. Hult; K. Jaenner; T. Kihm; B. Lehnert; H. Liao; A. Lubashevskiy; G. Lutter; G. Marissens; L. Modenese; L. Pandola; M. Reissfelder; C. Sada; M. Salathe; C. Schmitt; O. Schulz; B. Schwingenheuer; M. Turcato; C. Ur; K. von Sturm; V. Wagner; J. Westermann

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Low-temperature atmospheric pressure argon plasma treatment and hybrid laser-plasma ablation of barite crown and heavy flint glass  

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We report on atmospheric pressure argon plasma-based surface treatment and hybrid laser-plasma ablation of barite crown glass N-BaK4 and heavy flint glass SF5. By pure plasma...

Gerhard, Christoph; Roux, Sophie; Brückner, Stephan; Wieneke, Stephan; Viöl, Wolfgang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Ultra High Pressure Under Argon and Temperature on the Volatiles and Piperine Content and Microbiological Quality of Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum L.)  

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In the search of effective decontamination methods of herbal spices, combined action of high pressure under argon at various temperatures has been applied. Ground black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) samples were expos...

S. Sk?pska; B. Windyga; E. Kostrzewa…

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon Detector Letter of Intent  

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This document presents the current status of SiD's effort to develop an optimized design for an experiment at the International Linear Collider. It presents detailed discussions of each of SiD's various subsystems, an overview of the full GEANT4 description of SiD, the status of newly developed tracking and calorimeter reconstruction algorithms, studies of subsystem performance based on these tools, results of physics benchmarking analyses, an estimate of the cost of the detector, and an assessment of the detector R&D needed to provide the technical basis for an optimised SiD.

Aihara, H.; Burrows, P.; Oreglia, M.

2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk D&D Rapid Prototype: Scenario Documentation and Analysis Tool  

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Report describes process and methodology associated with a rapid prototype tool for integrating project risk analysis and health & safety risk analysis for decontamination and decommissioning projects.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Seiple, Timothy E.

2009-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Testing of 3-meter Prototype Fault Current Limiting Cables  

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Two 3-m long, single-phase cables have been fabricated by Ultera from second generation (2G) superconductor supplied by American Superconductor. The first cable was made with two layers of 2G tape conductor and had a critical current of 5,750 A while the second cable had four layers and a critical current of 8,500 A. AC loss was measured for both cables at ac currents of up to 4 kArms. Ultera performed initial fault current studies of both cables in Denmark with limited currents in the range from 9.1 to 44 kA. Results from these tests will provide a basis for a 25-m long, three-phase, prototype cable to be tested at ORNL early next year and a 300-m long, fault current limiting, superconducting cable to be installed in a ConEd substation in New York City.

Gouge, Michael J [ORNL] [ORNL; Duckworth, Robert C [ORNL] [ORNL; Demko, Jonathan A [ORNL] [ORNL; Rey, Christopher M [ORNL] [ORNL; Thompson, James R [ORNL] [ORNL; Lindsay, David T [ORNL] [ORNL; Tolbert, Jerry Carlton [ORNL] [ORNL; Willen, Dag [Ultera] [Ultera; Lentge, Heidi [Ultera] [Ultera; Thidemann, Carsten [Ultera] [Ultera; Carter, Bill [AMSC] [AMSC

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Testing of Prototypic Elements Containing Monolithic Fuel  

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The US fuel development team has performed numerous irradiation tests on small to medium sized specimens containing low enriched uranium fuel designs. The team is now focused on qualification and demonstration of the uranium-molybdenum Base Monolithic Design and has entered the next generation of testing with the design and irradiation of prototypic elements which contain this fuel. The designs of fuel elements containing monolithic fuel, such as AFIP-7 (which is currently under irradiation) and RERTR-FE (which is currently under fabrication), are appropriate progressions relative to the technology life cycle. The culmination of this testing program will occur with the design, fabrication, and irradiation of demonstration products to include the base fuel demonstration and design demonstration experiments. Future plans show that design, fabrication, and testing activities will apply the rigor needed for a demonstration campaign.

N.E. Woolstenhulme; M.K. Meyer; D.M. Wachs

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development and Test of a Prototype 100MVA Superconducting Generator  

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In 2002, General Electric and the US Department of Energy (DOE) entered into a cooperative agreement for the development of a commercialized 100 MVA generator using high temperature superconductors (HTS) in the field winding. The intent of the program was to: • Identify and develop technologies that would be needed for such a generator. • Develop conceptual designs for generators with ratings of 100 MVA and higher using HTS technology. • Perform proof of concept tests at the 1.5 MW level for GE’s proprietary warm iron rotor HTS generator concept. • Design, build, and test a prototype of a commercially viable 100 MVA generator that could be placed on the power grid. This report summarizes work performed during the program and is provided as one of the final program deliverables.

Fogarty, James M.; Bray, James W.

2007-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Test report : Princeton power systems prototype energy storage system.  

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The Department of Energy Office of Electricity (DOE/OE), Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) and the Base Camp Integration Lab (BCIL) partnered together to incorporate an energy storage system into a microgrid configured Forward Operating Base to reduce the fossil fuel consumption and to ultimately save lives. Energy storage vendors will be sending their systems to SNL Energy Storage Test Pad (ESTP) for