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Court Reporter  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

address: Sachiko McAlhany, NEPA Document Manager SPD Supplemental EIS U.S. Department of Energy P.O. Box 2324 Germantown, MD 20874-2324 Facsimile The toll-free fax number to...

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City of Scottsdale Courts Building solar space-conditioning project. Final technical report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Maricopa County Courts Building is an existing 6800 square foot, single story structure housing offices and courtroom space. The solar system is sized to provide 65% of the annual cooling load and 100% of the heating load. An adjacent city swimming pool is connected to the system as a heat sink to provide thermal overload protection. A 25-ton absorption chiller is piped in series with the existing 25-ton air-cooled packaged chiller. Heating will be by standard hot water duct coils mounted upstream of the existing electric heaters. Freeze control is by recirculation under normal conditions, and by flush through in the event of power failure. The control sequence is given and the acceptance tests are described. Problems and solutions in constructing the system and lessons learned are discussed. Appended are the solar system schematic and as-built drawings, as well as photographs of the completed project. (LEW)

Not Available

1981-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Analysis and Energy Conservation Options for the Supreme Court and Attorney General Buildings Final Report, Prepared for the Energy Efficiency Division, Texas Public Utility Commission  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The energy use of the Supreme Court and Attorney General buildings in Austin, Texas was analyzed using the D0E-2.1B building energy simulation program. An analysis was made for each building as specified in the building plans and the specifications provided by the State Purchasing and General Services Commission. The proposed construction of the Supreme Court and Attorney General buildings reflect improvements in energy use over buildings built several years ago. The energy consumption of these buildings were compared with the energy consumption of the buildings modified to comply with the ASHRAE standards. The net reduction of 44% in energy use was obtained using the ASHRAE standards.

Farzad, M.; O'Neal, D. L.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-beta plasma research. Task 1: high-beta tokamak research. Task 2: high-beta plasma theory. Annual progress report  

SciTech Connect

A very brief summary of work on high-beta plasma theory and high-beta tokamak research is given. (MOW)

Navratil, G.A.; Chu, C.K.

1986-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Intersexuality, Human Rights, and the Colombian Constitutional Court’s Notion of Gender  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. In caseand ultimately notions of gender, both rooted in the Unitedcontrasting notions of gender. The Court’s own notion of

Sánchez, Alisa

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The courts and electromagnetic fields  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article examines the recent development in eminent domain cases involving power transmission line rights of way, the issue of fear of the mythical buyer. The author feels that the fear of electrocution or of the possible cancer-inducing effects of electromagnetic fields is greatly influencing court decisions in these cases. The results could be more expensive rights of way acquisition by utilities.

Freeman, M. (Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (United States))

1990-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

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High-beta tokamak research Torus I and Torus II. Quarterly status report, 1 April-30 June 1978  

SciTech Connect

Status of the high-beta tokamak research program at Columbia University is reported for the period 1 April through 30 June 1978. Activities on Torus I Belt Pinch and Torus II high beta tokamak are discussed. Engineering improvements, budget, schedule personnel and capital equipment considerations are also presented.

Gross, R.A.

1978-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH MINUTE OF A MEETING of the University Court of the University of Edinburgh held in the Mary  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and thereafter reported to Court. Court further noted concerns raised in respect of student catering and other the items within the Principal's report and the additional information on: the successful Christmas Carol Review; and the current encouraging student application levels for 2012/2013 particularly international

Aliotta, Marialuisa

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Sustaining the natural and economical resources of the Lac Courte Oreilles, Leslie Isham; Jason Weaver  

SciTech Connect

The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, located in northwest Wisconsin has developed a project, entitled Sustaining the Natural and Economic Resources of the LCO Ojibwe. This technical report is a summary of the project.

Isham, Leslie; Weaver, Jason

2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Stanford v. Roche, Microsoft and other Supreme Court Cases |...  

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

other Supreme Court Cases Stanford v. Roche, Microsoft and other Supreme Court Cases LBNLDOE meeting0.pdf recentcaselaw lally drysdale.pdf More Documents & Publications...

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THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH BUSINESS FOR MEETING OF THE UNIVERSITY COURT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

this document in place in order to secure funding from the SFC for 2012/2013. 3 RUK FEES SETTING 2013/2014 Paper. Court reaffirmed its position that the University should set RUK fees of £9,000 for 2013, students and staff. The Steering Group will report by May 2013. Review of ECA Merger A thorough report has

Aliotta, Marialuisa

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Beta Radiation  

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

Beta Radiation 1. Beta radiation may travel meters in air and is moderately penetrating. 2. Beta radiation can penetrate human skin to the "germinal layer," where new skin cells...

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State Courts, Federal Courts, and Legal Scholars Have Determined That LGBT People Have Experienced a Long History of Discrimination  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Courts Determinations of a History of Discrimination Againsthomosexuals have suffered a history of discrimination." 909have suffered a history of purposeful discrimination. ” 703

Sears, Brad; Mallory, Christy; Hunter, Nan D.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Federal Court Dismisses Waste Fee Challenges | Department of Energy  

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

Federal Court Dismisses Waste Fee Challenges Federal Court Dismisses Waste Fee Challenges Federal Court Dismisses Waste Fee Challenges December 13, 2010 - 2:31pm Addthis The D.C. Circuit today dismissed petitions filed by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and other entities seeking (1) to force the Department to issue an assessment of the adequacy of the nuclear waste fund fee and (2) compelling suspension of the fee. These petitions were filed before the Department's recent issuance of a new fee assessment, and, in that context, the court determined that the petitions were moot and unripe. The court's order can be found here. Addthis Related Articles NARUC Releases Cybersecurity Primer for Utility Regulators (June 2012) DOE Does Not Oppose Petitions to Intervene in Yucca Mountain NRC Proceeding

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U.S. District Court Upholds DOE's Action Against LG to Enforce...  

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

District Court Upholds DOE's Action Against LG to Enforce ENERGY STAR Requirements U.S. District Court Upholds DOE's Action Against LG to Enforce ENERGY STAR Requirements January...

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Mexican law in Texas courts and the role of judicial interaction.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis explores issue of whether Texas courts are currently capable of applying and willing to apply Mexican law. Texas courts and legal practitioners have… (more)

Bellows, Elizabeth Carmichael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PRE-SW Aging Chamber Report Tool (ACRT) Version 6.0, Beta  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 230kV Accelerated Aging Chamber is a multi-year test of more than 50 polymer and fiberglass components.  Photographic inspections occur twice a year.  Thousands of photographs accumulate making conventional reports difficult to read.  This reporting tool enables the reader to jump from component to component and inspection to inspection.  The reader can easily compare components at different levels of aging.  This tool will make reviewing the important results of this ...

2013-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Lac Courte Oreilles Energy Analysis Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe applied for first step funding in 2007 and was awarded in October of that year. We wanted to perform an audit to begin fulfilling two commitments we made to our membership and resolutions that we adopted. One was the Kyoto Protocol and reduce our carbon emissions by 25% and to produce 25% of our energy by sustainable means. To complete these goals we needed to begin with first assessing what our carbon emissions are and begin taking the steps to conserve on the energy we currently use. The First Step Grant gave us the opportunity to do this. Upon funding the Energy Project was formed under the umbrella of the LCO Public Works Department and Denise Johnson was hired as the coordinator. She quickly began fulfilling the objectives of the project. Denise began by contact the LCO College and hiring interns who were able to go to each Tribal entity and perform line logging to read and document the energy used for each electrical appliance. Data was also gathered for one full year from each entity for all their utility bills (gasoline, electric, natural gas, fuel oil, etc.). Relationships were formed with the Green Team and other Green Committees in the area that could assist us in this undertaking. The Energy Task Force was of great assistance as well recommending other committees and guidance to completing our project. The data was gathered, compiled and placed into spreadsheets that would be understandable for anyone who didn't have a background in Renewable Resources. While gathering the data Denise was also looking for ways to conserve energy usage, policies changes to implement and any possible viable renewable energy resources. Changes in the social behaviors of our members and employees will require further education by workshops, energy fairs, etc.. This will be looked into and done in coordination with our schools. The renewable resources seem most feasible are wind resources as well as Bio Mass both of which need further assessment and funding to do so will be sought. While we already are in ownership of a Hydro Dam it is currently not functioning to its full capacity we are seeking operation and maintenance firm proposals and funding sources. One of our biggest accomplishment this project gave us was our total Carbon Emissions 9989.45 tons, this will be the number that we will use to base our reductions from. It will help us achieve our goals we have set for ourselves in achieving the Kyoto Protocol and saving our Earth for our future generations. Another major accomplishment and lesson learned is we need to educate ourselves and our people on how to conserve energy to both impact the environment and our own budgets. The Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Energy Analysis Project will perform an energy audit to gather information on the Tribe's energy usage and determine the carbon emissions. By performing the audit we will be able to identify areas where conservation efforts are most viable and recommend policies that can be implemented. These steps will enable LCO to begin achieving the goals that have been set by the Tribal Governing Board and adopted through resolutions. The goals are to reduce emissions by 25% and to produce 25% of its energy using sustainable sources. The project objectives were very definitive to assist the Tribe in achieving its goals; reducing carbon emissions and obtaining a sustainable source of energy. The following were the outlined objectives: (1) Coordinate LCO's current and future conservation and renewable energy projects; (2) Establish working relationships with outside entities to share information and collaborate on future projects; (3) Complete energy audit and analyze LCO's energy load and carbon emissions; (4) Identify policy changes, education programs and conservation efforts which are appropriate for the LCO Reservation; and (5) Create a plan to identify the most cost effective renewable energy options for LCO.

Leslie Isham; Denise Johnson

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE (for the California Supreme Court's Review of California's Marriage Exclusion Laws)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

8.520(c)(1) Pursuant to California Rule of Court 8.520(c)(IN THE SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA In re MARRIAGE CASESCOUPLES RAISING CHILDREN IN CALIFORNIA A. Same-sex couples

Badgett, M V Lee; Gates, Gary

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Glossary Term - Beta Particle  

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

Decay Previous Term (Beta Decay) Glossary Main Index Next Term (Bohr Radius) Bohr Radius Beta Particle Beta particles are either electrons or positrons ejected from the nucleus....

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FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

on a detailed history of the oyster site; the government reports con- cluding that New Carissa oil entered fashion, simply wanted to make whole those parties damaged by an oil spill. [13] The legislative history, involving the destruction of oyster beds which allegedly occurred as a result of an oil spill on the Oregon

Sadeh, Norman M.

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey: Energy Resources | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

May Court House, New Jersey: Energy Resources May Court House, New Jersey: Energy Resources Jump to: navigation, search Equivalent URI DBpedia Coordinates 39.0826135°, -74.8237786° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":39.0826135,"lon":-74.8237786,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Seeding science, courting conclusions: Reexamining the intersection of science, corporate cash, and the law  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

December 31, 2004 Seeding Science, Courting Conclusionsand William B. Lacy 1983 Science, Agriculture, and thecon?icts in a world of science, val- ues, and blind spots. ”

Freudenburg, W R

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utilities, marketers identify with tax issures in Supreme Court case  

SciTech Connect

A recent US Supreme Court decision effectively highlights the continuing disparity that exists in the taxation of regulated vs. nonregulated energy companies that engage in similar activities. While the federal case (General Motors Corp., vs. Tracy) and its decision involved natural gas utilities and natural gas marketers and how they are taxed locally, some noted electric utility industry professionals said the ruling has the potential of impacting the electric utility industry as it deregulates and works through the tax inequities that exist between it and independent unregulated power marketers. According to the Washington, DC-based law firm Chadbourne & Park LLP, under the Supreme Court ruling, which was handed down in late February and favored gas utilities, {open_quotes}a state can discriminate in favor of regulated utilities by exempting natural gas purchased from local distribution companies from sales taxes while collecting taxes on so-called selfhelp gas bought from gas producers at the wellhead or from independent marketers.{close_quotes} The US Supreme Court ruling appears to be important for the electric utility industry and independent power marketers in that there currently exists similar disparities with respect to taxation. The case involved Ohio and a tax it levies on natural gas. Ohio collects a 5 percent sales or use tax on gas purchased for consumption. According to Chadbourne & Park, in Ohio this tax can be as much as 7 percent when local taxes are tacked on to the state`s 5 percent tax. However, local distribution companies (LDC) are exempt from this tax. LDCs are essentially the local natural gas company or companies that many states, such as Ohio, have. In Ohio, these natural gas companies, which have generally been interpreted as those companies that produce, transport and deliver natural gas to Ohio consumers, are fully exempt from sales and use taxes.

Warkentin, D. [ed.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supreme court agrees: FERC must regulate wholesale markets  

SciTech Connect

The author believes that wholesale markets in the United States would have a greater likelihood of ultimately benefiting consumers if the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not have the mandate under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to ensure that wholesale prices are ''just and reasonable.'' However, he continues to believe that the FERC cannot avoid having an ex post criteria for asssessing whether market prices are just and reasonable. Moreover, changes in the design and regulatory oversight of U.S. wholesale electricity markets in recent years, including the recent Supreme Court decision, have caused him to believe even more strongly in the guardrails-for-market-outcomes approach. Finally, several questions are addressed which relate to the pricing of fixed-price, long-term contracts and the impact of these obligations on the behavior of suppliers in short-term wholesale markets that are directly relevant to answering the two major questions that the Supreme Court remanded to FERC in its recent decision.

Wolak, Frank A. (Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies, Department of Economics, Stanford University)

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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update: Decomposing beta diversity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

on Island Biological Diversity is to influence the policy-update Decomposing beta diversity Baselga (2009) proposes apatterns of beta diversity into effects of nestedness and

Gotelli, Nicholas J.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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State courts, e-filing, and diffusion of innovation: a proposed framework of analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Despite the widely touted benefits of electronic filing ("e-filing"), state courts continue to lag behind their federal counterparts and remain at various stages of evaluation, development, and implementation of e-filing systems. A number of reasons ... Keywords: court technology, diffusion of innovation, e-filing

Ursula Gorham

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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This Opinion was filed under seal on February 26, 2010. The court requested tha  

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

This Opinion was filed under seal on February 26, 2010. The court requested that if This Opinion was filed under seal on February 26, 2010. The court requested that if 1 either party believed that the February 26, 2010 Opinion contained protected material that should be redacted before publication, that party shall, by motion filed on or before March 1, 2010, request that such protected material be redacted. The court has received no motions from either party requesting that the February 26, 2010 Opinion be redacted. The court therefore publishes the February 26, 2010 Opinion in its entirety. In the United States Court of Federal Claims No. 09-864 C (E-Filed: February 26, 2010, Under Seal) (Refiled: March 2, 2010) 1 ) Bid Protest; Statutory Interpretation; Small Business Administration; Priority of Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program over 8(a)

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U.S. District Court Upholds DOE's Action Against LG to Enforce ENERGY STAR  

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

District Court Upholds DOE's Action Against LG to Enforce District Court Upholds DOE's Action Against LG to Enforce ENERGY STAR Requirements U.S. District Court Upholds DOE's Action Against LG to Enforce ENERGY STAR Requirements January 19, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis Washington, D.C. - On Monday, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the Department of Energy's decision to remove the ENERGY STAR® label from certain inefficient LG refrigerator-freezer models. As part of its expanded energy efficient enforcement efforts, DOE had taken steps over the past few months to remove the label from these products, which independent testing had shown were consuming significantly more energy than allowed by the ENERGY STAR® program. "The Court has affirmed our efforts to protect consumers and the

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Glossary Term - Beta Decay  

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

Avogadro's Number Avogadro's Number Previous Term (Avogadro's Number) Glossary Main Index Next Term (Beta Particle) Beta Particle Beta Decay Beta decay results in the emission of an electron and antineutrino, or a positron and neutrino. Beta decay is one process that unstable atoms can use to become more stable. There are two types of beta decay, beta-minus and beta-plus. During beta-minus decay, a neutron in an atom's nucleus turns into a proton, an electron and an antineutrino. The electron and antineutrino fly away from the nucleus, which now has one more proton than it started with. Since an atom gains a proton during beta-minus decay, it changes from one element to another. For example, after undergoing beta-minus decay, an atom of carbon (with 6 protons) becomes an atom of nitrogen (with 7 protons).

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UNITED STATESDISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK I I  

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

:09-cv-04888-NG -LB Document 51 :09-cv-04888-NG -LB Document 51 UNITED STATESDISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK I . I - . - - ~ I - L I I - - - - L I - I - - - - - - - - C I - C - - I - - - - " I - X ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY OR~GANIZATIONS FOR REFORM NOW; I ACORN INSTITUTE, I N C . ; I and MHANY MANAGEMENT, INC., I W a NEW YORK ACORN HOUSING I COMPANY, INC., Plaintiffs, I UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; SHAUN DONOVAN,Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Developmen6 PETER ORSZAG, Director, I Office of Management and Budget; TIMOTHY GEITHNER, Secretary of the I Department of Treasury of the United States; LISA P. JACKSON, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; GARY LOCKE, Secretary of Commerce; and ROBERT GATES,Secretary of Defense. I Defendants. Filed 0311 011 0 Page 1 of 3 MAR \ 0 2 0 u

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Seller of spent batteries incurs CERCLA liability under appeals court reversal  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reversing a lower court ruling, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has decided that an auto parts company that sold spent lead-acid batteries to a lead reclaimer can be held liable under CERCLA for contamination caused by battery remnants (Cattelus Development Corporation v. United States et al., Dockett Number: 93-16530). The lower court had ruled that the auto parts company was not liable because (1) the batteries still had a {open_quotes}productive use{close_quotes} when they were sold, and (2) the company had no involvement in the final disposition of the battery casings.

NONE

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Court denies review of contractor/utility feud: contractors fear denial sets precedent  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On Jan. 27, the US Supreme Court refused to review a recent federal circuit court decision allowing a California public utility to enter into energy-related contractor activities; this may set a precedent for future related cases, according to an attorney for the contractor plaintiffs. The Supreme Court's refusal lets stand the 9th Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decision on Grason Electric Co. et al. vs. the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). That decision allows SMUD - a public utility - to engage in energy-related businesses such as the installation of energy management systems and lighting retrofits, according to the attorney. The plaintiffs in the case, 13 electrical contractors in the Sacramento area, originally brought the case against SMUD on antitrust grounds because, they alleged, the utility was encroaching upon their businesses.

Poplett, J.

1986-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Tobacco industry litigation to deter local public health ordinances: the industry usually loses in court  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

1997 May, 28:1A. 16 Michigan Restaurant Association.Rights, amicus curie brief. Michigan Restaurant Ass’n v.Marquette. Docket #21732: Michigan Court of Appeals, 20 July

Nixon, M L; Mahmoud, L; Glantz, Stanton A. Ph.D.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flame Doctor for Cyclone Boilers: Beta Demonstration Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the results of the beta demonstration of the Flame Doctor system as it is applied to cyclone boilers.

2012-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench Rule 20A: history of the law regarding civil money judgment and mortgage enforcement.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This Master of Laws thesis provides an analysis of Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench civil money judgment cases, sampled quantitatively for 1995 and 2004, to… (more)

Effler, Barry Curtis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scintillating bolometers for Double Beta Decay search  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the field of Double Beta Decay (DBD) searches, the use of high resolution detectors in which background can be actively discriminated is very appealing. Scintillating bolometers containing a Double Beta Decay emitter can largely fulfill this very interesting possibility. In this paper we present the latest results obtained with CdWO4 and CaMoO4 crystals. Moreover we report, for the first time, a very interesting feature of CaMoO4 bolometers: the possibility to discriminate beta-gamma events from those induced by alpha particles thanks to different thermal pulse shape.

Gironi, Luca

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scintillating bolometers for Double Beta Decay search  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the field of Double Beta Decay (DBD) searches, the use of high resolution detectors in which background can be actively discriminated is very appealing. Scintillating bolometers containing a Double Beta Decay emitter can largely fulfill this very interesting possibility. In this paper we present the latest results obtained with CdWO4 and CaMoO4 crystals. Moreover we report, for the first time, a very interesting feature of CaMoO4 bolometers: the possibility to discriminate beta-gamma events from those induced by alpha particles thanks to different thermal pulse shape.

Luca Gironi

2009-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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The Beta Maxwell Distribution.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??In this work we considered a general class of distributions gener- ated from the logit of the beta random variable. We looked at various works… (more)

Amusan, Grace Ebunoluwa

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT  

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

Court of Appeals Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT No. 10-1074 September Term, 2010 FILED ON: DECEMBER 13, 2010 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULATORY UTILITY COMMISSIONERS, PETITIONER v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RESPONDENTS Consolidated with 10-1076 Petition for Review of a Decision of the United States Department of Energy Before: SENTELLE, Chief Judge; BROWN, Circuit Judge; and WILLIAMS, Senior Circuit Judge. J U D G M E N T This appeal was considered on the record and the briefs submitted by the parties. See FED. R. APP. P. 34(a)(2); D.C. CIR. R. 34(j). The court has accorded the issues full consideration and has determined they do not warrant a published opinion. See D.C. CIR. R.36(d). It is ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the petition for review is dismissed.

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Coal in court: Whitehaven, climate change and civil disobedience http://theconversation.com/coal-in-court-whitehaven-climate-change-and-civil-disobedience-15991[19/07/2013 2:37:22 PM  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Coal in court: Whitehaven, climate change and civil disobedience http://theconversation.com/coal + Energy Health + Medicine Politics + Society Science + Technology Election FactCheck Coal in court, UTAS, UWS and VU. The future of Whitehaven Coal's Maules Creek mine has become a legal issue. The mine

Botea, Adi

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EIA - Eia.gov BETA  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Read our feedback policy. Read our feedback policy. Project Feedback Feedback Period Closed This project is closed for further comment, however, comments previously submitted can still be viewed to the right. EIA is currently analyzing the feedback and will be making changes to this web product as needed in preparation for public launch. Suggestions will be implemented depending on the number received, technical or other accessibility issues reported, and the availability of resources to implement any particular suggestion. Thanks for helping us to make EIA's products better! None have been submitted and reviewed for this project. Be the first! Feedback Policy Policy for public posting of feedback submitted during beta testing of EIA experimental web products: User feedback of beta products is moderated. EIA will review all

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EIA - Eia.gov BETA  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Feedback Policy Feedback Policy Policy for public posting Feedback Period Closed This project is closed for further comment, however, comments previously submitted can still be viewed to the right. EIA is currently analyzing the feedback and will be making changes to this web product as needed in preparation for public launch. Suggestions will be implemented depending on the number received, technical or other accessibility issues reported, and the availability of resources to implement any particular suggestion. Thanks for helping us to make EIA's products better! of feedback submitted during beta testing of EIA experimental web products: User feedback of beta products is moderated. EIA will review all feedback submissions within one business day. EIA reserves the right to edit feedback for brevity and grammar

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High-beta tokamak  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Calculations are made to study the stability and accessibility of tokamak plasmas in the high energy density regime which is desirable for economical reactor operation. Results are given from flux conserving tokamak (FCT) models, classical models, and more complete models with spatially resolved (R,Z) transport, including effects from sawtooth oscillations and magnetic islands. MHD equilibrium, stability, and transport calculations are made to study the accessibility and behavior of high-beta tokamak plasmas in the range {beta} {approx} 5-15%. For next-generation devices, beta values of, at least, 8% appear to be accessible and stable if there is a conducting surface nearby.

Dory, R.A. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Berger, D.P. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Charlton, L. A. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Hogan, J.T. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Munro, J.K. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Nelson, D. B. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Peng, Yueng Kay Martin [ORNL; Sigma, D.J. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Strickler, Dennis J [ORNL

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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US/French joint research program regarding the behavior of polymer base materials subjected to beta radiation: Volume 2, Phase-2a screening tests: (Final report)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As part of the ongoing joint NRC/CEA cooperative test program to investigate the relative effectiveness of beta and gamma irradiation to produce damage in polymer base materials, ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) specimens, in slab geometry, were exposed to Cobalt-60 gamma rays and accelerator produced electron beams. Specimens were irradiated and evaluated at research facilities in the US (Sandia National Laboratories) and France (Compagnie ORIS Industrie). These tests included several electron beam energies, sample thicknesses, exposure doses, and dose rates. Based on changes in the tensile properties, of the test specimens, results of these studies suggest that material damage resulting from electron and gamma irradiations can be correlated on the basis of absorbed radiation dose.

Buckalew, W.H.; Wyant, F.J.; Chenion, J.; Carlin, F.; Gaussens, G.; Le Tutour, P.; Le Meur, M.

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ventilating Beta Plane Leases  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The theory of warm water lenses on beta planes is extended to include heat exchange between the lenses and their environment. The motivation for this study comes from recent observations of Gulf Stream warm core rings, which clearly show that ...

William K. Dewar

1988-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Support for court-yard houses : Riyad, Saudi Arabia  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The objective of this report is to explore the application of the support concept in the Saudi Arabian context, as a result of the author's interest in the concept of user participation. To do so, the following steps were ...

Akbar, Jamel A

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Results from a search for the 0 {nu}{beta}{beta}-decay of {sup 130}Te  

SciTech Connect

A detailed description of the CUORICINO {sup 130}Te neutrinoless double-beta (0 {nu}{beta}{beta}) decay experiment is given and recent results are reported. CUORICINO is an array of 62 tellurium oxide (TeO{sub 2}) bolometers with an active mass of 40.7 kg. It is cooled to {approx}8-10 mK by a dilution refrigerator shielded from environmental radioactivity and energetic neutrons. It is running in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Assergi, Italy. These data represent an exposure of 11.83 kg yr or 91 mole-years of {sup 130}Te. No evidence for 0 {nu}{beta}{beta}-decay was observed and a limit of T{sub 1/2}{sup 0} {sup {nu}}({sup 130}Te){>=}3.0x10{sup 24} y (90% CL) is set. This corresponds to an upper limit on the effective mass, , between 0.19 and 0.68 eV when analyzed with the many published nuclear structure calculations. In the context of these nuclear models, the values fall within the range corresponding to the claim of evidence of 0 {nu}{beta}{beta}-decay by H. V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus et al. The experiment continues to acquire data.

Arnaboldi, C.; Brofferio, C.; Capelli, S.; Clemenza, M.; Fiorini, E.; Nucciotti, A.; Pavan, M.; Sisti, M. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Universita di Milano-Bicocca, I-20126 Milano (Italy); Sezione INFN di Milano-Bicocca, I-20126 Milano (Italy); Artusa, D. R.; Avignone III, F. T.; Bandac, I.; Creswick, R. J.; Farach, H. A.; Rosenfeld, C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 (United States); Balata, M.; Bucci, C.; Giachero, A.; Gorla, P.; Nisi, S. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, I-67010, Assergi (L'Aquila) (Italy); Barucci, M. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Universita di Firenze, I-50019 Firenze (Italy); Sezione INFN di Firenze, I-50019, Firenze (Italy)] (and others)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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NIOBATE DE LITHIUM PERIODIQUEMENT POLARISE A COURTE PERIODE ET PERSPECTIVES D'APPLICATION  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

NIOBATE DE LITHIUM PERIODIQUEMENT POLARISE A COURTE PERIODE ET PERSPECTIVES D'APPLICATION Pascal.Baldi@unice.fr R�SUM� Le niobate de lithium périodiquement polarisé (PPLN) sur des périodes courantes de 6 à 22 µm présentés, ainsi que quelques exemples d'applications. MOTS-CLEFS : Niobate de lithium polarisé

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Relation between the 2{nu}{beta}{beta} and 0{nu}{beta}{beta} nuclear matrix elements  

SciTech Connect

A formal relation between the GT part of the nuclear matrix elements M{sub GT}{sup 0{nu}} of 0{nu}{beta}{beta} decay and the closure matrix elements M{sub cl}{sup 2{nu}} of 2{nu}{beta}{beta} decay is established. This relation is based on the integral representation of these quantities in terms of their dependence on the distance r between the two nucleons undergoing transformation. We also discuss the difficulties in determining the correct values of the closure 2{nu}{beta}{beta} decay matrix elements.

Vogel, Petr [Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States); Simkovic, Fedor [Department of Nuclear Physics and Biophysics, Comenius University, Mlynska dolina F1, SK-84248 Bratislava (Slovakia)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Micromegas readouts for double beta decay searches  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Double beta $\\beta\\beta$ decay experiments are one of the most active research topics in Neutrino Physics. The measurement of the neutrinoless mode $0\

Cebrián, S; Ferrer-Ribas, E; Galán, J; García, J A; Giomataris, I; Gómez, H; Herrera, D C; Iguaz, F J; Irastorza, I G; Luzón, G; Rodríguez, A; Seguí, L; Tomás, A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Micromegas readouts for double beta decay searches  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Double beta $\\beta\\beta$ decay experiments are one of the most active research topics in Neutrino Physics. The measurement of the neutrinoless mode $0\

S. Cebrián; T. Dafni; E. Ferrer-Ribas; J. Galán; J. A. García; I. Giomataris; H. Gómez; D. C. Herrera; F. J. Iguaz; I. G. Irastorza; G. Luzón; A. Rodríguez; L. Seguí; A. Tomás

2010-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Applied Beta Dosimetry  

SciTech Connect

Measurements of beta and/or nonpenetrating exposure results is complicated and past techniques and capabilities have resulted in significant inaccuracies in recorded results. Current developments have resulted in increased capabilities which make the results more accurate and should result in less total exposure to the work force. Continued development of works in progress should provide equivalent future improvements.

Rich, B.L.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Supreme Court's Chief Umpire: Judging the Legal Rhetoric and Judicial Philosophy of John G. Roberts, Jr.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Many Supreme Court followers contended that Judge John Roberts entered his Supreme Court confirmation hearings as a "stealth candidate" who lacked a paper trail the Judiciary Committee could vet to discern the interpretive approach, or judicial philosophy, to which Judge Roberts' subscribed. This dissertation used rhetorical criticism as a methodological approach for examining this claim. A close-reading of Roberts' law journal articles, his writings from his service during the Reagan and Bush (41) administrations, the text of his appellate court confirmation testimony and published opinions, and the text of his Supreme Court confirmation testimony and published opinions reveals that Roberts was not a "stealth candidate" but instead a jurist who resolved constitutional, judicial, political, and statutory issues by incorporating components of originalism and positivism into his prudentialist judicial philosophy. The first two chapters of the dissertation provide the requisite background for the study. Chapter I discusses the challenges of the nomination and confirmation processes for Supreme Court Justices, and the chapter discusses the crucial powers that the Chief Justice possesses. Chapter II introduces readers to legal arguments, argument modalities, and judicial philosophies, and the chapter offers a new definition for the terms "legal rhetoric" and provides a new methodology for studying judicial discourse. The subsequent chapters comprise the core of the study. Chapter III examines Roberts' law review articles and the letters, memoranda, and position papers he wrote while working for the Reagan and Bush administrations, Chapter IV investigates Roberts' appellate court confirmation testimony and his published opinions, and Chapter V investigates Roberts' Supreme Court confirmation testimony and his published opinions. Following a chronological approach reveals that Roberts consistently used certain argument types within corresponding argument modalities to formulate his argumentative strategies, and each chapter demonstrates that Roberts' adhered to a prudentialist interpretive approach to resolve constitutional and statutory questions. Finally, Chapter VI argues that scholars should examine judicial discourse from an interdisciplinary perspective and reevaluate their conceptions about legal rhetoric and rhetorical criticism.

Hudkins, Jay

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ternary Complex of Transforming Growth Factor-[beta]1 Reveals Isoform-specific Ligand Recognition and Receptor Recruitment in the Superfamily  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transforming growth factor (TGF)-{beta}1, -{beta}2, and -{beta}3 are 25-kDa homodimeric polypeptides that play crucial nonoverlapping roles in embryogenesis, tissue development, carcinogenesis, and immune regulation. Here we report the 3.0-{angstrom} resolution crystal structure of the ternary complex between human TGF-{beta}1 and the extracellular domains of its type I and type II receptors, T{beta}RI and T{beta}RII. The TGF-{beta}1 ternary complex structure is similar to previously reported TGF-{beta}3 complex except with a 10{sup o} rotation in T{beta}RI docking orientation. Quantitative binding studies showed distinct kinetics between the receptors and the isoforms of TGF-{beta}. T{beta}RI showed significant binding to TGF-{beta}2 and TGF-{beta}3 but not TGF-{beta}1, and the binding to all three isoforms of TGF-{beta} was enhanced considerably in the presence of T{beta}RII. The preference of TGF-{beta}2 to T{beta}RI suggests a variation in its receptor recruitment in vivo. Although TGF-{beta}1 and TGF-{beta}3 bind and assemble their ternary complexes in a similar manner, their structural differences together with differences in the affinities and kinetics of their receptor binding may underlie their unique biological activities. Structural comparisons revealed that the receptor-ligand pairing in the TGF-{beta} superfamily is dictated by unique insertions, deletions, and disulfide bonds rather than amino acid conservation at the interface. The binding mode of T{beta}RII on TGF-{beta} is unique to TGF-{beta}s, whereas that of type II receptor for bone morphogenetic protein on bone morphogenetic protein appears common to all other cytokines in the superfamily. Further, extensive hydrogen bonds and salt bridges are present at the high affinity cytokine-receptor interfaces, whereas hydrophobic interactions dominate the low affinity receptor-ligand interfaces.

Radaev, Sergei; Zou, Zhongcheng; Huang, Tao; Lafer, Eileen M.; Hinck, Andrew P.; Sun, Peter D. (Texas-HSC); (NIH)

2010-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous beta and gamma spectroscopy  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A phoswich radiation detector for simultaneous spectroscopy of beta rays and gamma rays includes three scintillators with different decay time characteristics. Two of the three scintillators are used for beta detection and the third scintillator is used for gamma detection. A pulse induced by an interaction of radiation with the detector is digitally analyzed to classify the type of event as beta, gamma, or unknown. A pulse is classified as a beta event if the pulse originated from just the first scintillator alone or from just the first and the second scintillator. A pulse from just the third scintillator is recorded as gamma event. Other pulses are rejected as unknown events.

Farsoni, Abdollah T. (Corvallis, OR); Hamby, David M. (Corvallis, OR)

2010-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

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BECCAV1.0 BETA  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

002318WKSTN00 Brain-Emulating Cognition and Control Architecture (BECCA) V1.0 beta  http://sourceforge.net/projects/becca 

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Compositionally Dependent Displacive Transformation from Beta to ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... quenching from single beta phase field. The present study primarily focuses on possibly a new class of solid-solid mixed mode beta to omega transformation ...

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Beta-decay beyond the standard model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We discuss possible sources of new interactions in beta-decay and the role of beta-decay experiments in obtaining information on them. 46 refs.

Herczeg, P.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gross Alpha and Gross Beta Measurements in Coal Combustion Product Leachate  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this report was to provide information to help interpret gross alpha and gross beta concentrations in coal combustion product (CCP) leachate. This objective was accomplished by chemically characterizing 15 field leachate samples that were collected at three CCP management facilities. The leachate samples were analyzed for gross alpha and gross beta concentrations and for the potential individual alpha and beta emitters in solution. Gross alpha concentrations at the three sites ranged fro...

2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta particle monitor for surfaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A beta radiation detector which is capable of reliably detecting beta radiation emitted from a surface. An electrically conductive signal collector is adjustably mounted inside an electrically conductive enclosure which may define a single large opening for placing against a surface. The adjustable mounting of the electrically conductive signal collector can be based on the distance from the surface or on the expected beta energy range. A voltage source is connected to the signal collector through an electrometer or other display means for creating an electric field between the signal collector and the enclosure. Air ions created by the beta radiation are collected and the current produced is indicated on the electrometer or other display means.

MacArthur, Duncan W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta particle monitor for surfaces  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A beta radiation detector which is capable of reliably detecting beta radiation emitted from a surface. An electrically conductive signal collector is adjustably mounted inside an electrically conductive enclosure which may define a single large opening for placing against a surface. The adjustable mounting of the electrically conductive signal collector can be based on the distance from the surface or on the expected beta energy range. A voltage source is connected to the signal collector through an electrometer or other display means for creating an electric field between the signal collector and the enclosure. Air ions created by the beta radiation are collected and the current produced is indicated on the electrometer or other display means. 2 figs.

MacArthur, D.W.

1997-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta function and anomalous dimensions  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We demonstrate that it is possible to determine the coefficients of an all-orders beta-function linear in the anomalous dimensions using as data the 2-loop coefficients together with the first one of the anomalous dimensions which are universal. The beta function allows us to determine the anomalous dimension of the fermion masses at the infrared fixed point, and the resulting values compare well with the lattice determinations.

Pica, Claudio; Sannino, Francesco [CP3-Origins, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M (Denmark)

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrinoless double beta decay and neutrino masses  

SciTech Connect

Neutrinoless double beta decay (0{nu}{beta}{beta}) is a promising test for lepton number violating physics beyond the standard model (SM) of particle physics. There is a deep connection between this decay and the phenomenon of neutrino masses. In particular, we will discuss the relation between 0{nu}{beta}{beta} and Majorana neutrino masses provided by the so-called Schechter-Valle theorem in a quantitative way. Furthermore, we will present an experimental cross check to discriminate 0{nu}{beta}{beta} from unknown nuclear background using only one isotope, i.e., within one experiment.

Duerr, Michael [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Germany)

2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Fundamental processes in the interacting boson model: 0{nu}{beta}{beta} decay  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A program to calculate nuclear matrix elements for fundamental processes in the interacting boson model has been initiated. Results for the nuclear matrix elements in neutrinoless double beta decay 0{nu}{beta}{beta} are presented.

Iachello, F. [Center for Theoretical Physics, Sloane Physics Laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8120 (United States); Barea, J. [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Concepcion, Casilla 160-C, Concepcion (Chile)

2011-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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P-Area Acid/Caustic Basin groundwater monitoring report: Second quarter 1993  

SciTech Connect

The six monitoring wells at the P-Area Acid/Caustic Basin are sampled quarterly as part of the Savannah River Site (SRS) Groundwater Monitoring Program and to comply with the terms of a consent decree signed May 26, 1988, by the US District Court (District of South Carolina, Aiken Division). During second quarter 1993, samples from the monitoring wells were analyzed for indicator parameters, groundwater quality parameters, parameters characterizing suitability as a drinking water supply, and other constituents. Monitoring results that exceeded the final Primary Drinking Water Standards (PDWS) or the SRS flagging criteria or turbidity standard are discussed in this report. During second quarter 1993, no constituents exceeded the final PDWS in wells at the P-Area Acid/Caustic Basin. Aluminum exceeded the SRS Flag 2 criterion in wells PAC 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Iron and manganese each exceeded the Flag 2 criterion in wells PAC 2, 3, 5, and 6. Lead was elevated above its Flag 2 criterion in well PAC 5, and radium-228 was above its proposed DWS (Flag 2) in wells PAC 3 and 6. Radium-228 results that exceeded nonvolatile beta activities were reported in these and other wells.

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1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Limit on Time-Reversal Violation in Beta Decay  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report the results of an improved determination of the triple correlation DP{center_dot}(p{sub e}xp{sub v}) that can be used to limit possible time-reversal invariance in the beta decay of polarized neutrons and constrain extensions to the standard model. Our result is D=[-0.96{+-}1.89(stat){+-}1.01(sys)]x10{sup -4}. The corresponding phase between g{sub A} and g{sub V} is {phi}{sub AV}=180.013 deg. {+-}0.028 deg. (68% confidence level). This result represents the most sensitive measurement of D in nuclear {beta} decay.

Mumm, H. P. [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); CENPA and Physics Department, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Chupp, T. E.; Cooper, R. L.; Coulter, K. P. [Physics Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104 (United States); Freedman, S. J.; Fujikawa, B. K. [Physics Department, University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Garcia, A. [CENPA and Physics Department, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States); Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 (United States); Jones, G. L. [Physics Department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York 13323 (United States); Nico, J. S.; Thompson, A. K. [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States); Trull, C. A.; Wietfeldt, F. E. [Physics Department, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 (United States); Wilkerson, J. F. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); CENPA and Physics Department, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)

2011-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Beta Plane Approximation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The beta plane approximation as it is usually derived suffers from the difficulty that it is only valid if the quasi-geostrophic approximation is made. It is not valid for the underlying momentum and continuity equations. The problem in the ...

W. T. M. Verkley

1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Beta Decay Studies with Nab  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Precision measurements in neutron beta decay serve to determine the coupling constants of beta decay and allow for several stringent tests of the standard model. This paper discusses the design and the expected performance of the Nab spectrometer.

Baeßler, S; Alonzi, L P; Balascuta, S; Barrón-Palos, L; Bowman, J D; Bychkov, M A; Byrne, J; Calarco, J R; Chupp, T; Vianciolo, T V; Crawford, C; Frlež, E; Gericke, M T; Glück, F; Greene, G L; Grzywacz, R K; Gudkov, V; Harrison, D; Hersman, F W; Ito, T; Makela, M; Martin, J; McGaughey, P L; McGovern, S; Page, S; Penttilä, S I; Po?ani?, D; Rykaczewski, K P; Salas-Bacci, A; Tompkins, Z; Wagner, D; Wilburn, W S; Young, A R

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Beta Decay Studies with Nab  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Precision measurements in neutron beta decay serve to determine the coupling constants of beta decay and allow for several stringent tests of the standard model. This paper discusses the design and the expected performance of the Nab spectrometer.

S. Baeßler; R. Alarcon; L. P. Alonzi; S. Balascuta; L. Barrón-Palos; J. D. Bowman; M. A. Bychkov; J. Byrne; J. R. Calarco; T. Chupp; T. V. Vianciolo; C. Crawford; E. Frlež; M. T. Gericke; F. Glück; G. L. Greene; R. K. Grzywacz; V. Gudkov; D. Harrison; F. W. Hersman; T. Ito; M. Makela; J. Martin; P. L. McGaughey; S. McGovern; S. Page; S. I. Penttilä; D. Po?ani?; K. P. Rykaczewski; A. Salas-Bacci; Z. Tompkins; D. Wagner; W. S. Wilburn; A. R. Young

2012-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Integrated beta and gamma radiation dose calculations for the ferrocyanide waste tanks  

SciTech Connect

This report contains the total integrated beta and gamma radiation doses in all the ferrocyanide waste tanks. It also contains estimated gamma radiation dose rates for all single-shell waste tanks containing a liquid observation well.

Parra, S.A.

1994-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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SUTTIP V.0.1 BETA  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

002915WKSTN00 Sandia Unstructured Triangle Tabular Interpolation Package v 0.1 beta  ihttps://software.sandia.gov/ 

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Measurement of plasma beta in high-. beta. fusion experiments  

SciTech Connect

The plasma beta on axis of a high-..beta.. plasma column can be determined by combining measurements of the magnetic flux excluded by the plasma column and the plasma luminosity profile. The excluded flux is measured by a balanced loop-probe arrangement consisting of a small magnetic probe outside the discharge tube, which measures the external magnetic field, and a single-turn loop around the discharge tube which senses dphi/ dt inside the tube and is sensitive to the magnetic flux excluded by the plasma. With the signals from the loop and probe nulled without plasma, the integrated difference signal normalized to the integrated probe signal gives the net magnetic flux excluded by the plasma column or the effective area from which flux is completely excluded.

Quinn, W.E.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characteristics of beta detection and dose measurement at Department of Energy facilities  

SciTech Connect

This report considers the current state of the art of beta dosimetry practices and beta detection methods used by health physicists at US Department of Energy facilities. This information is based on a survey of DOE facilities. Beta measurements are technically difficult and innovative efforts must be expended to improve their accuracy. Perhaps the most pronounced problem is that beta dosimetry and instrumentation in use are highly energy and angular dependent. Many believe that beta exposures are adequately controlled because beta to photon ratios are assumed to be low. This assumption is not always valid as demonstrated by the accident at Three Mile Island (TMI). Significant beta doses exist where personnel are exposed to mixed fission products; for example, chemical reprocessing plants, reactor accidents, or where uranium metals are processed. This report is part of an effort to increase the DOE response to this technically difficult area of health protection. Problem areas are addressed and methods recommended to improve beta dosimetry through a cooperative effort among the various DOE contractors. 34 refs., 2 figs., 16 tabs.

Mulvehill, J.M.; Brackenbush, L.W.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reports  

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Reports Reports About ESnet Overview ESnet Staff Governance Our Network Case Studies ESnet Strategic Plan ESnet Organizational Chart ESnet History Science Requirements Network Requirements Reviews Reports Careers Contact Us Technical Assistance: 1 800-33-ESnet (Inside the US) 1 800-333-7638 (Inside the US) 1 510-486-7600 (Globally) 1 510-486-7607 (Globally) Report Network Problems: trouble@es.net Provide Web Site Feedback: info@es.net Reports ESnet publishes reports from science network Program Requirements Reviews on a regular basis. View the most recent of these below. Sort by: Date | Author | Type 2012 Eli Dart, Brian Tierney, Editors, "Biological and Environmental Research Network Requirements Workshop, November 2012 - Final Report"", November 29, 2012, LBNL LBNL-6395E

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www.auditor.ca.gov REPORT IMPROPER ACTIVITYTODAY  

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agencies: State and court employees: write to the State Personnel Board at 801 Capitol Mall, MS53 not accepted via e-mail WHAT TO REPORT Improper acts by a state agency or employee, such as: Violation of state-5665 (800) 952-5665 phone (916) 322-2603 fax Investigations California State Auditor P.O. Box 1019

de la Torre, José R.

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Report  

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DISCLAIMER DISCLAIMER Neither Pinnacle Technologies, Inc. nor any person acting on behalf of Pinnacle: * Makes any warranty or representation, express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information contained in this report, or that the use of any apparatus, method or process disclosed in this report may not infringe privately owned rights; or * Assumes any liability with respect to the use of, or for damages resulting from the use of, any information, apparatus, method or process disclosed in this report Stimulation Technologies for Deep Well Completions DE-FC26-02NT41663 Final Report for National Energy Technology Laboratory Morgantown, WV Project No.: USDE-0511 Report Date: December 2005 By:

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U.S. District Court's Order of October 18, 2011, in Colorado Environmental Coalition v. Office of Legacy Management, Civil Action No. 08-cv-01624 (D. Colo.).  

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

COALITION; COALITION; INFORMATION NETWORK FOR RESPONSIBLE MINING; CENTER FOR NATIVE ECOSYSTEMS; CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY; and SHEEP MOUNTAIN ALLIANCE, Plaintiffs, v. OFFICE OF LEGACY MANAGEMENT; and UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, Defendants. OPINION AND ORDER This matter is before the Court on Plaintiffs' appeal seeking judicial review of (1) Defendants' decision in 2007 to expand the Uranium Lease Management Program ("ULMP") in southwestern Colorado; (2) Defendants' issuance of leases to uranium mining companies under the ULMP; and (3) Defendants' approvals of exploration or reclamation activities on certain lease tracts. The matter has been fully briefed (ECF No. 78, 82, 88), and Defendants have submitted the administrative record to the Court

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Phase I report:  

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Stimulation of Oil Wells Producing from Carbonate Stimulation of Oil Wells Producing from Carbonate Reservoirs Final Report Reporting Period Start Date: June 1, 2002 Reporting Period End Date: May 31, 2004 Authors Dr. Xina Xie, Principal Investigator W. W. Weiss, Senior Engineer Report Date: June 30, 2004 DOE Award Number: DE-FG03-01ER83226 Correlations Company P.O. Box 730 115 Court Street Socorro, NM 87801 Disclaimer "This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information,

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Beta decay of Neutron-Rich 53-56Ca  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Beta-decay properties of neutron-rich Ca isotopes have been obtained. Half-life values were determined for the first time for 54Ca [86(7) ms], 55Ca [22(2) ms], and 56Ca [11(2) ms]. The half-life of 230(6) ms deduced for 53Ca is significantly longer than reported previously, where the decay chain 53K -> 53Ca -> 53Sc was considered. A delayed gamma ray with energy 247 keV as identified following beta decay of 54Ca, and is proposed to depopulate the first 1+ level in 54Sc. The beta-decay properties compare favorably with the results of shell model calculations completed in the full pf-space with the GXPF1 interaction. The half-lives of the neutron-rich Ca isotopes are also compared with gross beta-decay theory. The systematic trend of the neutron-rich Ca half-lives is consistent with the presence of a subshell gap at N=32.

P. F. Mantica; R. Broda; H. L. Crawford; A. Damaske; B. Fornal; A. A. Hecht; C. Hoffman; M. Horoi; N. Hoteling; R. V. F. Janssens; J. Pereira; J. S. Pinter; J. B. Stoker; S. L. Tabor; T. Sumikama; W. B. Walters; X. Wang; S. Zhu

2008-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta decay of Neutron-Rich 53-56Ca  

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Beta-decay properties of neutron-rich Ca isotopes have been obtained. Half-life values were determined for the first time for 54Ca [86(7) ms], 55Ca [22(2) ms], and 56Ca [11(2) ms]. The half-life of 230(6) ms deduced for 53Ca is significantly longer than reported previously, where the decay chain 53K -> 53Ca -> 53Sc was considered. A delayed gamma ray with energy 247 keV as identified following beta decay of 54Ca, and is proposed to depopulate the first 1+ level in 54Sc. The beta-decay properties compare favorably with the results of shell model calculations completed in the full pf-space with the GXPF1 interaction. The half-lives of the neutron-rich Ca isotopes are also compared with gross beta-decay theory. The systematic trend of the neutron-rich Ca half-lives is consistent with the presence of a subshell gap at N=32.

Mantica, P F; Crawford, H L; Damaske, A; Fornal, B; Hecht, A A; Hoffman, C; Horoi, M; Hoteling, N; Janssens, R V F; Pereira, J; Pinter, J S; Stoker, J B; Tabor, S L; Sumikama, T; Walters, W B; Wang, X; Zhu, S

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

82

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH BUSINESS FOR MEETING OF THE UNIVERSITY COURT  

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of effort. 5 REPORT FROM FEES STRATEGY GROUP (CLOSED) 6 ROUTINE FEES (CLOSED) 7 NPRAS SPACE RATES 2013 supported the continuation of this successful scheme in 2013/2014. 3 REPORT FROM STAFF COMMITTEE (CLOSED/2014 CMG approved the revised NPRAS space rates for 2013/2014. 8 SECURITY ADVISORY GROUP ANNUAL REPORT

Aliotta, Marialuisa

83

Report  

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For Researchers For Researchers What You Need to Know and Do The Tech Transfer Process Business Development Services Berkeley Lab LaunchPad Funding - Innovation Grants Forms and Policies Conflict of Interest Outside Employment Export Control Record of Invention Software Disclosure and Abstract See Also FAQs for Researchers Entrepreneurial Resources Webcast: Transferring Technology to the Marketplace Pre-Publication Review Report Invention/Software The next step is for Lab researchers to report the invention or software to the Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Management Department. The invention report is not a patent application and in and of itself secures no intellectual property rights. It is used by the Lab to make a decision as to whether to proceed with a patent application.

84

A mass-dependent beta-function  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Threshold effects related to fermion masses are considered for an all-order beta-function based on a background field momentum subtraction scheme. Far away from all thresholds, the suggested beta-function reduces to the conjectured all-order form inspired by the Novikov-Shifman-Vainshtein-Zakharov beta-function of N=1 supersymmetric gauge theories with a fixed integer number of fermion flavours. At (formally) infinite masses the corresponding pure Yang--Mills beta-function is recovered. We discuss applications to the phase diagram of non-Abelian field theories.

Dietrich, Dennis D

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Introducing the National Library of Energy Beta  

Office of Science (SC) Website

Introducing the National Library of Energy Beta News In the News In Focus 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Presentations & Testimony Recovery Act Contact Information...

86

Nuclear beta-decay measurements and |Vud|  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Some recent work in nuclear beta decay related to the value of |Vud| is described along with some near-term goals for future measurements.

Dan Melconian

2011-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

87

Nuclear beta-decay measurements and |Vud|  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Some recent work in nuclear beta decay related to the value of |Vud| is described along with some near-term goals for future measurements.

Melconian, Dan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Experiment #7: Magnetic Deflection of Beta Rays  

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of magnetism. Materials Geiger counter Wooden block (to hold the source) Aluminum shield with hole (for Geiger counter) Two cow magnets Magnet holders Sr-90 (beta source)...

89

BECCA V0.1 BETA  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

002399MLTPL00 Brain-Emulating Cognition and Control Architecture (BECCA) v. 0.2 beta  http://becca.sourceforge.net 

90

CIRCUIT RULE 28(a)(1) CERTIFICATE The parties before this Court are identified in Petitioner’s brief. B. Rulings Under Review  

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Rehearing”), JA960. C. Related Cases There are a number of related actions. In Hunter v. FERC, D.C. Cir. No. 08-5380, Petitioner appealed a district court decision that dismissed for lack of jurisdiction his request for an injunction and a declaratory judgment that FERC lacked the authority to initiate an enforcement proceeding against him. See Hunter

Brian Hunter; Michael A. Bardee; Robert H. Solomon; Lona T. Perry; Senior Attorney; Robert M. Kennedy

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Hydrodynamic Simulation of Circulation and Residence Time in Clifton Court Forebay  

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Estuary. Technical report no. HYDRO-IATR/95-45. Sacramento (and Simpson 1997) and hydro- dynamic modeling efforts (inside CCF from detailed hydro- dynamic modeling conducted

MacWilliams, Michael L.; Gross, Edward S.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

92

Making Sense of Judicial Sensemaking: A Study of Rhetorical Discursive Interaction at the Supreme Court of the United States.  

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This dissertation engages previous research in political science and psychology by arguing for the importance of oral arguments from a communication perspective, examining justices' rhetorical discursive interaction in oral arguments, introducing Sensemaking as a new model of judicial decision making, and discussing the legal and cultural impact of justices' rhetorical discursive interaction in Morse v. Frederick, Kennedy v. Louisiana, and District of Columbia v. Heller. In contrast to the aggregate behavioral models and longitudinal studies conducted by political scientists and psychologists, this study examines these specific cases in order to gauge each justice's individual interaction in oral argument and to determine how certain justices may have controlled the discursive flow of information within oral arguments, which in turn may have influenced the Court's decision making ability. The dissertation begins with an introduction, providing an overview of the development and study of legal rhetoric from the Greeks to present day. A review of prior literature in law, political science, and psychology displays how fields outside of communication view oral arguments and reveals where communication may provide valuable contributions to the study of Supreme Court oral arguments. Theoretical and methodological approaches adopted for the study of oral arguments are discussed. Analysis within the dissertation begins with an overview of the inherent complexity found within oral arguments and applies the previously discussed theoretical and methodological approaches to the case of Morse v. Frederick as a means of determining theoretical and methodological validity. Following analysis of Morse v. Frederick, a second case, Kennedy v. Louisiana is analyzed to determine if similar results will occur. Final consideration is given to a third case, District of Columbia v. Heller, to understand whether justices' behavior may deviate in more socially and politically sensitive cases. The dissertation concludes with suggestions for lawyers and judges based upon this study's findings and makes recommendations to scholars for further areas of research.

Malphurs, Ryan Allen

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

REPORT  

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

REPORT REPORT of the INFRASTRUCTURE TASK FORCE of the DOE NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE January 16, 2003 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On October 1, 2002 the DOE Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee was asked to provide specific, focused updates to its Nuclear Science and Technology Infrastructure Roadmap and review the specific issues at the DOE key nuclear energy research and development (R&D) laboratories. This activity was assigned to a five-member Infrastructure Task Force (ITF). After receiving extensive written materials from DOE, the Idaho Nuclear Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) and Argonne National Laboratory-West (ANL-W), on November 6-8, 2002 the ITF visited the Idaho site and received briefings and tours of the INEEL and ANL-W facilities. INEEL and

94

Nuclear physics aspects of double beta decay  

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Comprehensive description of the phenomenology of the $\\beta\\beta$ decay is given, with emphasis on the nuclear physics aspects. After a brief review of the neutrino oscillation results and of motivation to test the lepton number conservation, the mechanism of the $0\

Petr Vogel

2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

95

Beta decays with momentum space Majorana spinors  

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We construct and apply to beta decays a truly neutral local quantum field that is entirely based upon momentum space Majorana spinors. We make the observation that theory with momentum space Majorana spinors of real C parities is equivalent to Dirac's theory. For imaginary C parities, the neutrino mass can drop from the single beta decay trace and reappear in 0\

M. Kirchbach; C. Compean; L. Noriega

2004-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

96

Gamma-ray blind beta particle probe  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An intra-operative beta particle probe is provided by placing a suitable photomultiplier tube (PMT), micro channel plate (MCP) or other electron multiplier device within a vacuum housing equipped with: 1) an appropriate beta particle permeable window; and 2) electron detection circuitry. Beta particles emitted in the immediate vicinity of the probe window will be received by the electron multiplier device and amplified to produce a detectable signal. Such a device is useful as a gamma insensitive, intra-operative, beta particle probe in surgeries where the patient has been injected with a beta emitting radiopharmaceutical. The method of use of such a device is also described, as is a position sensitive such device.

Weisenberger, Andrew G. (Grafton, VA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

97

Reports  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

Reports Reports . . . . , Book -1. Service Open File Information for Project Rulison, Production Testing Phase, . , August 28,1970 : . "; DISCLAIMER Portions of this document may be illegible in electronic image products. Images are produced from the best available original document. DESCRIPTION O F PU1:T41C I-l!lkI,T;-1 SE1:VICh: 0P:SN F I L E INPOPt4ATION i[ ' 7 S&u-~%uestcrn E a d i o l o g i c a l H e a l t h 1,aboratol-p r? U. S. Depaieraent o f I l e a l t h ,. E d u c a t i o n aud Welfa,re i i I t - - . L-J~ub-l-ic H e a l t h ' ~ c r v i c e : Y T h i s s u r v e i l l a ~ l c e p e r f o r m e d u n d e r r e , a Memorandum o f ~ n d e k s t a n d i n ~ (No. SF 5 1 & L A U. S . . A t o m i c E n e r g y Commission i hk, ! i ilYo.,jh,asic g r o u p s o f i n f o r m a t i o n a r e p l a c e d i n t h e P u b l i c H e a l t h i k e l ~ e r v i k e , \ ~ o u t h w e s t c r n R a t i i o l o g i c a l H

98

Early and continuing effects of combined alpha and beta irradiation of the lung:  

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This report summarizes an inhalation exposure experiment that concerns early and continuing effects of combined alpha and beta irradiation of the lung of rats. Both morbidity at 18 months and mortality within 18 months after exposure were examined for rats exposed to the beta-emitter /sup 147/Pm, the alpha-emitter /sup 238/Pu, or both combined. The results were used to validate hazard-function models that were developed (1)for pulmonary functional morbidity at 18 months and (2) for lethality from radiation pneumonitis and pulmonary fibrosis within 18 months. Both models were found to adequately predict the experimental observations after combined chronic alpha and beta irradiation of the lung. A relative biological effectiveness of approximately 7 was obtained for /sup 238/Pu alpha radiation compared to /sup 147/Pm beta radiation for both pulmonary functional morbidity and lethality from radiation pneumonitis and pulmonary fibrosis. 12 refs., 16 figs., 11 tabs.

Scott, B.R.; Hahn, F.F.; Snipes, M.B.; Newton, G.J.; Eidson, A.F.; Mauderly, J.L.; Boecker, B.B.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Method for conversion of .beta.-hydroxy carbonyl compounds ...  

A process is disclosed for conversion of salts of .beta.-hydroxy carbonyl compounds forming useful conversion products including, e.g., .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated ...

100

National Library of Energy beta: A New Search Engine Facilitating...  

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National Library of Energy beta: A New Search Engine Facilitating Access to DOE Info National Library of Energy, Beta OSTI has launched the Department of Energy (DOE) National...

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101

The Quotient of the beta-Weibull Distribution.  

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??A new class of distributions recently developed involves the logit of the beta distribution. Among this class of distributions are, the beta-Normal (Eugene et al.… (more)

Mdziniso, Nonhle Channon

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

102

Regulatory sequences within DQ. cap alpha. and DQ. beta  

SciTech Connect

The Class II Histocompatibility Antigen DQ is characterized by tissue specific expression, relatively late appearance in development and modulation of expression in response to gamma interferon, phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA), and prostaglandins of the E series. They have utilized the sensitive reporter function of chloramphenicol acetyl transferase (CAT) in transient expression assays to screen for the presence of regulatory regions within the DQ..cap alpha.. and DQ..beta.. genes. Two regions have been identified which stimulate CAT transcription in transfected cells. One region includes the first intron of DQ..beta.. and the other region brackets the first exon of DQ/sup 2/. These regions are both tissue specific in their stimulation of CAT transcription i.e., both regions stimulate transcription more effectively in a DQ expressing B cell line (BJAB) than in a DQ negative T cell line (Jurkat). Additionally, the CAT plasmids containing the first intron of DQ..beta.. appear to be gamma interferon responsive. Transfection of these plasmids into BJAB followed by treatment of the cells with gamma interferon for 24 hours results in a doubling of the CAT transcription. This increase is analogous to the endogenous DQ response to gamma interferon. These two regions undoubtedly contribute to the complex regulation of DQ expression.

Sullivan, K.; Peterlin, B.M.

1986-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

103

Rossby Wave Propagation an Beta-Planes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The numerical modeling of stratospheric, quasi-geostrophic Rossby wave propagation on a beta-plane channel is examined to determine how wave propagation is affected by the use of low horizontal (spectral) resolution. This study considers time ...

Donal O'Sullivan

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

104

Barotropic Vortex Evolution on a Beta Plane  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A barotropic, primitive equation (shallow water) model is used on the beta plane to investigate the influence of divergence, total relative angular momentum (RAM) and advective nonlinearities on the evolution of a hurricane-like vortex. The ...

Lloyd J. Shapiro; Katsuyuki V. Ooyama

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

U.S. District Court's Order of February 27, 2012, in Colorado Environmental Coalition v. Office of Legacy Management, Civil Action No. 08-cv-01624 (D. Colo.).  

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COALITION, COALITION, INFORMATION NETWORK FOR RESPONSIBLE MINING, CENTER FOR NATIVE ECOSYSTEMS, CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, and SHEEP MOUNTAIN ALLIANCE, Plaintiffs, v. OFFICE OF LEGACY MANAGEMENT, and UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, Defendants. ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION This matter is before the Court on Defendants' Motion to Reopen and for Reconsideration of October 18, 2011 Order. (ECF No. 95.) Plaintiffs have filed a Response to the Motion (ECF No. 100), and Defendants have filed a Reply (ECF No. 101). The Court hereby REOPENS this action for the limited purpose of ruling on Defendants' Motion for Reconsideration. See D.C.COLO.LCivR 41.2. Having carefully considered the arguments presented, Defendants' Motion for Reconsideration is

106

Method for treating beta-spodumene ceramics  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vapor-phase method for treating a beta-spodumene ceramic article to achieve a substitution of exchangeable hydrogen ions for the lithium present in the beta-spodumene crystals, wherein a barrier between the ceramic article and the source of exchangeable hydrogen ions is maintained in order to prevent lithium contamination of the hydrogen ion source and to generate highly recoverable lithium salts, is provided.

Day, J. Paul (Big Flats, NY); Hickman, David L. (Big Flats, NY)

1994-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

107

Beta/alpha continuous air monitor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single deep layer silicon detector in combination with a microcomputer, recording both alpha and beta activity and the energy of each pulse, distinquishing energy peaks using a novel curve fitting technique to reduce the natural alpha counts in the energy region where plutonium and other transuranic alpha emitters are present, and using a novel algorithm to strip out radon daughter contribution to actual beta counts. 7 figs.

Becker, G.K.; Martz, D.E.

1988-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

108

LOW HORIZONTAL BETA FUNCTION IN LONG STRAIGHTS OF THE NSLS-II LATTICE  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The NSLS-II storage ring lattice is comprised of 30 DBA cells arranged in 15 superperiods. There are 15 long straight sections (9.3m) for injection, RF and insertion devices and 15 short straights (6.6m) for insertion devices. In the baseline lattice, the short straights have small horizontal and vertical beta functions but the long straights have large horizontal beta function optimized for injection. In this paper, we explore the possibility of maintaining three long straights with large horizontal beta function while providing the other 12 long straights with smaller horizontal beta function to optimize the brightness of insertion devices. Our study considers the possible linear lattice solutions as well as characterizing the nonlinear dynamics. Results are reported on optimization of dynamic aperture required for good injection efficiency and adequate Touschek lifetime. This paper discusses dynamic aperture optimization for the NSLS-II lattice with alternate high and low horizontal beta function in the long straights, which is proposed for the optimization of the brightness of insertion devices. The linear optics is optimized to meet the requirements of lattice function and source properties. Nonlinear optimization for a lattice with working point at (37.18, 16.2) is performed. Considering the realistic magnets errors and physical apertures, we calculate the frequency maps and plot the tune footprint. The results show that the lattice with high-low beta function has adequate dynamic aperture for good injection efficiency and sufficient Touschek lifetime.

Fanglei, L.; Bengtsson, J.; Guo, W.; Krinsky, S.; Li, Y.; Yang, L.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

109

Annual committee reports in 1983: Natural Gas Committee  

SciTech Connect

The Natural Gas Committee reports two significant state laws in 1983: a West Virginia bill that declared take-or-pay clauses against public policy and an Oklahoma statute protecting small producers. The Supreme Court, in several decisions, dealt with pipeline production, contract rights, royalties, and the constitutionality of state energy laws. Rulemaking included sellers' recovery of production-related costs, defining categories of high-cost gas, and simplifying well application and filing requirements. The Pipeline Subcommittee reports on West Virginia's legislature utilities reform bill, several court case, and policy statements concerning off-system sales and production-related costs. Judicial developments of concern to the Distribution subcommittee cover incremental pricing and cogeneration, while administrative developments include challenges to pipeline minimum bills, incentive rates for industry, self-help transportation services, rate design, and liquefied natural gas imports. 104 references.

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1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

Simulation of an Observed Squall Line with a Meso-Beta-Scale Hydrostatic Model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper reports on simulations of an observed squall line with the meso-beta-scale hydrostatic PERIDOT model. An attempt is made to answer the question of what model changes are necessary to roughly simulate a squall line with a hydrostatic ...

Véronique Ducrocq; Philippe Bougeault

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

The double-beta decay: Theoretical challenges  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Neutrinoless double beta decay is a unique process that could reveal physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics namely, if observed, it would prove that neutrinos are Majorana particles. In addition, it could provide information regarding the neutrino masses and their hierarchy, provided that reliable nuclear matrix elements can be obtained. The two neutrino double beta decay is an associate process that is allowed by the Standard Model, and it was observed for about ten nuclei. The present contribution gives a brief review of the theoretical challenges associated with these two process, emphasizing the reliable calculation of the associated nuclear matrix elements.

Horoi, Mihai [Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 48859 (United States)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

112

Method of producing .beta.-spodumene bodies  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Beta-spodumene bodies and method of preparing the bodies that involves providing a uniform plastic batch of inorganic raw materials, organic binder, and vehicle, wherein the inorganic raw materials are composed of, in percent by weight, about 75% to 95% minerals, and about 5% to 25% glass. The batch is formed into a green body that is fired to produce a body composed substantially of beta-spodumene, and having a thermal expansion coefficient of <10.times.10.sup.-7 /.degree.C.(0-800.degree. C.), and a strength of .gtoreq.4 Ksi.

Chyung, Kenneth (Painted Post, NY); Day, J. Paul (Big Flats, NY); Holleran, Louis M. (Big Flats, NY); Olszewski, Anthony R. (Bath, NY)

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

113

Observation of Two-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay in Xe-136 with EXO-200  

SciTech Connect

We report the observation of two-neutrino double-beta decay in {sup 136}Xe with T{sub 1/2} = 2.11 {+-} 0.04(stat) {+-} 0.21(syst) x 10{sup 21} yr. This second-order process, predicted by the standard model, has been observed for several nuclei but not for {sup 136}Xe. The observed decay rate provides new input to matrix element calculations and to the search for the more interesting neutrinoless double-beta decay, the most sensitive probe for the existence of Majorana particles and the measurement of the neutrino mass scale.

Ackerman, N.; /SLAC; Aharmim, B.; /Laurentian U.; Auger, M.; /Bern U.; Auty, D.J.; /Alabama U.; Barbeau, P.S.; Barry, K.; Bartoszek, L.; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Beauchamp, E.; /Laurentian U.; Belov, V.; /Moscow, ITEP; Benitez-Medina, C.; /Colorado State U.; Breidenbach, M.; /SLAC; Burenkov, A.; /Moscow, ITEP; Cleveland, B.; /Laurentian U.; Conley, R.; Conti, E.; /SLAC; Cook, J.; /Massachusetts U., Amherst; Cook, S.; /Colorado State U.; Coppens, A.; /Carleton U.; Counts, I.; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Craddock, W.; /SLAC; Daniels, T.; /Massachusetts U., Amherst /Moscow, ITEP /Maryland U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Alabama U. /Maryland U. /Moscow, ITEP /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Laurentian U. /Carleton U. /Colorado State U. /Laurentian U. /Munich, Tech. U. /Bern U. /SLAC /Bern U. /Carleton U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Carleton U. /Maryland U. /Colorado State U. /SLAC /Carleton U. /SLAC /Alabama U. /SLAC /Moscow, ITEP /Indiana U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Moscow, ITEP /Stanford U., Phys. Dept. /Massachusetts U., Amherst /Seoul U. /Carleton U. /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; /more authors..

2012-09-14T23:59:59.000Z

114

Nonaqueous actinide hydride dissolution and production of actinide $beta$- diketonates  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Actinide beta-diketonate complex molecular compounds are produced by reacting a beta-diketone compound with a hydride of the actinide material in a mixture of carbon tetrachloride and methanol. (auth)

Crisler, L.R.

1975-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

115

Direction of Hurricane Beta Drift in Horizontally Sheared Flows  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The impacts of linear environmental shears on beta drift direction are assessed through numerical experiments with a single-layer, primitive equation model. It is found that cyclonic (anticyclonic) shears turn the beta drift more westward (...

Bin Wang; Xiaofan Li; Liguang Wu

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Statistical Properties of a Convoluted Beta-Weibull Distribution.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??A new class of distributions recently developed involves the logit of the beta distribution. Among this class of distributions are the beta-normal (Eugene et.al. (2002));… (more)

Sun, Jianan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Comparing radiative and recoil corrections in neutron beta-decay and inverse beta-decay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The inverse $\\beta$-decay reaction, anti-nu_e + p --> e^+ + n, for low-energy anti-neutrinos coming from nuclear reactors is of great current interest in connection with high-precision measurements of the neutrino mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$. We have previously derived analytic expressions, up to next-to-leading order in heavy-baryon chiral perturbation theory, for the radiative corrections (RCs) and the nucleon-recoil corrections both for this reaction and for the related neutron $\\beta$-decay process. We investigate here the numerical consequences of these analytic expressions. We show that the recoil corrections are small for neutron $\\beta$-decay, but for inverse $\\beta$-decay, the recoil corrections are comparable in size to the RCs for typical energies of reactor anti-neutrinos, and they have opposite signs. It turns out that the RCs and the recoil corrections exhibit very different dependences on the neutrino energy.

Raha, U; Kubodera, K

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Nuclear matrix elements of exotic 0{nu}{beta}{beta}-mechanisms  

SciTech Connect

An uncontroversial detection of the 0{nu}{beta}{beta}-decay will prove the total lepton number to be broken in nature, and neutrinos to be Majorana particles. However, it will immediately generate questions: What is the mechanism that triggers the decay? What happens if several mechanisms are active for the decay? There is a general consensus that a measurement of the 0{nu}{beta}{beta}-decay in one isotope does not allow us to determine the underlying physics mechanism. Complementary measurements in different isotopes is very important. It is thus important that experiments involving as many different targets as possible to be pursued. Furthermore, in the presence of interference between the various mechanisms, the availability of reliable nuclear matrix elements becomes more imperative.

Simkovic, Fedor [Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, JINR, 141980 Dubna, Moscow region (Russian Federation)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

119

Comparing radiative and recoil corrections in neutron beta-decay and inverse beta-decay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The inverse $\\beta$-decay reaction, anti-nu_e + p --> e^+ + n, for low-energy anti-neutrinos coming from nuclear reactors is of great current interest in connection with high-precision measurements of the neutrino mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$. We have previously derived analytic expressions, up to next-to-leading order in heavy-baryon chiral perturbation theory, for the radiative corrections (RCs) and the nucleon-recoil corrections both for this reaction and for the related neutron $\\beta$-decay process. We investigate here the numerical consequences of these analytic expressions. We show that the recoil corrections are small for neutron $\\beta$-decay, but for inverse $\\beta$-decay, the recoil corrections are comparable in size to the RCs for typical energies of reactor anti-neutrinos, and they have opposite signs. It turns out that the RCs and the recoil corrections exhibit very different dependences on the neutrino energy.

U. Raha; F. Myhrer; K. Kubodera

2012-07-18T23:59:59.000Z

120

(beta beta)_{0 nu}-decay: a possible test of the nuclear matrix element calculations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The existing calculations of the nuclear matrix elements of the neutrinoless double beta-decay differ by about a factor three. This uncertainty prevents quantative interpretation of the results of experiments searching for this process. We suggest here that the observation of the neutrinoless double beta-decay of several nuclei in future experiments of could allow to test different calculations of the nuclear matrix elements through the direct comparison of them with the experimental data.

S. M. Bilenky; J. A. Grifols

2002-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Search for ? + / EC double beta decay of 120 Te  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a search for ? + / EC double beta decay of 120 Te performed with the CUORICINO experiment

C. Tomei; The CUORICINO Collaboration

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Method for conversion of .beta.-hydroxy carbonyl compounds  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process is disclosed for conversion of salts of .beta.-hydroxy carbonyl compounds forming useful conversion products including, e.g., .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated carbonyl compounds and/or salts of .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated carbonyl compounds. Conversion products find use, e.g., as feedstock and/or end-use chemicals.

Lilga, Michael A. (Richland, WA); White, James F. (Richland, WA); Holladay, Johnathan E. (Kennewick, WA); Zacher, Alan H. (Kennewick, WA); Muzatko, Danielle S. (Kennewick, WA); Orth, Rick J. (Kennewick, WA)

2010-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

123

Crystallographic variant selection in {alpha}-{beta} brass  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The transformation texture of {alpha}/{beta} brass with a diffusional Widmanstaetten {alpha} growth morphology has been investigated. Electron micrographs and electron backscattered diffraction was used to determine that the orientation relationship between the {beta} phase and the {alpha} associated with nucleation at {beta} grain boundaries was 44.3 deg . Crystallographic variant selection was observed across those prior {beta}/{beta} grain boundaries, but this has little effect on the transformation texture due to the crystal symmetry. The effect of the crystallographic variant selection on texture is further weakened by nucleation of diffusional transformed {alpha} in the grain interior.

Stanford, N. [Manchester Materials Science Centre, University of Manchester, Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HS (United Kingdom); Bate, P.S. [Manchester Materials Science Centre, University of Manchester, Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HS (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: pete.bate@man.ac.uk

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

Beta optimization in the context of reactor relevant tokamaks  

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In a reactor relevant tokamak the appropriate definition of {beta}, the ratio of the particle and magnetic field pressures, is {beta}* {equivalent to} (2 < p{sup 2} >{sup {1/2}} /B{sup 2}), which exceeds the conventional definition by a factor dependent on the pressure peaking factor, PPF. A simple scaling is obtained which relates the two definitions, {beta}*/{beta}{approx equal}0.9 {plus} 0.15 PPF. Stability properties are determined in terms of {beta}* in a circular and dee-shaped tokamak. 4 refs., 6 figs.

Manickam, J.

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Numerical models for high beta magnetohydrodynamic flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The fundamentals of numerical magnetohydrodynamics for highly conducting, high-beta plasmas are outlined. The discussions emphasize the physical properties of the flow, and how elementary concepts in numerical analysis can be applied to the construction of finite difference approximations that capture these features. The linear and nonlinear stability of explicit and implicit differencing in time is examined, the origin and effect of numerical diffusion in the calculation of convective transport is described, and a technique for maintaining solenoidality in the magnetic field is developed. Many of the points are illustrated by numerical examples. The techniques described are applicable to the time-dependent, high-beta flows normally encountered in magnetically confined plasmas, plasma switches, and space and astrophysical plasmas. 40 refs.

Brackbill, J.U.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Babar: Sin(2beta) With Charm  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present measurements of time-dependent CP asymmetries of neutral B decays to several charm and charmonium final states. Data have been collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II storage ring at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. In the absence of penguin contribution, the Standard Model predicts the time-dependent CP asymmetry parameters S and C are to be {eta}{sub CP} sin(2{beta}) and 0, respectively.

Grenier, P.; /Ecole Polytechnique /Clermont-Ferrand U.

2006-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

127

Privacy issues with DNA databases and retention of individuals' DNA information by law enforcement agencies: the holding of the European Court of Human Rights case S and Marper v. United Kingdom should be adapted to American Fourth Amendment jurisprudence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When law enforcement agencies collect, retain, and use individuals' DNA information in DNA databases for crime prevention purposes the presumption of innocence is reduced for those individuals. Collection and use of DNA information has benefits, greatly ... Keywords: DNA, DNA databases, European Court of Human Rights, comparative law, constitutional law, criminal procedure, fourth amendment, privacy

Michael Lwin

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 (TIMP-2) regulates myogenesis and {beta}1 integrin expression in vitro  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Myogenesis in vitro involves myoblast cell cycle arrest, migration, and fusion to form multinucleated myotubes. Extracellular matrix (ECM) integrity during these processes is maintained by the opposing actions of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) proteases and their inhibitors, the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMPs). Here, we report that TIMP-2, MMP-2, and MT1-MMP are differentially expressed during mouse myoblast differentiation in vitro. A specific role for TIMP-2 in myogenesis is demonstrated by altered TIMP-2{sup -/-} myotube formation. When differentiated in horse serum-containing medium, TIMP-2{sup -/-} myotubes are larger than wild-type myotubes. In contrast, when serum-free medium is used, TIMP-2{sup -/-} myotubes are smaller than wild-type myotubes. Regardless of culture condition, myotube size is directly correlated with MMP activity and inversely correlated with {beta}1 integrin expression. Treatment with recombinant TIMP-2 rescues reduced TIMP-2{sup -/-} myotube size and induces increased MMP-9 activation and decreased {beta}1 integrin expression. Treatment with either MMP-2 or MMP-9 similarly rescues reduced myotube size, but has no effect on {beta}1 integrin expression. These data suggest a specific regulatory relationship between TIMP-2 and {beta}1 integrin during myogenesis. Elucidating the role of TIMP-2 in myogenesis in vitro may lead to new therapeutic options for the use of TIMP-2 in myopathies and muscular dystrophies in vivo.

Lluri, Gentian; Langlois, Garret D. [Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 149 Beaumont Ave., HSRF 418, Burlington, VT 05405 (United States); Soloway, Paul D. [Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 (United States); Jaworski, Diane M. [Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, 149 Beaumont Ave., HSRF 418, Burlington, VT 05405 (United States)], E-mail: diane.jaworski@uvm.edu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Preparation of reactive beta-dicalcium silicate  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to the preparation of fine particles of reactive beta-dicalcium silicate by means of a solid state process which comprises firing a mixture of calcium sulfate, silica and a reducing additive selected from the group consisting of calcium sulfide, carbon, carbon monoxide, methane and hydrogen, at a temperature of about 850.degree.-1000.degree. C. A carrier gas such as nitrogen or carbon dioxide may also be added, if desired. A high concentration of sulfur dioxide is a by-product of this process.

Shen, Ming-Shing (Laramie, WY, NJ); Chen, James M. (Rahway, NJ); Yang, Ralph T. (Amherst, NY)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Preparation of reactive beta-dicalcium silicate  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention relates to the preparation of fine particles of reactive beta-dicalcium silicate by means of a solid state process which comprises firing a mixture of calcium sulfate, silica, and a reducing additive selected from the group consisting of calcium sulfide, carbon, carbon monoxide, methane, and hydrogen, at a temperature of about 850 to 1000/sup 0/C. A carrier gas such as nitrogen or carbon dioxide may also be added, if desired. A high concentration of sulfur dioxide is a by-product of this process.

Shen, M.S.; Chen, J.M.; Yang, R.T.

1980-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

131

Y-12 Beta-3 Racetracks | Department of Energy  

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Y-12 Beta-3 Racetracks Y-12 Beta-3 Racetracks Y-12 Beta-3 Racetracks Y-12 Beta-3 Racetracks Built near the northeastern end of the Oak Ridge reservation, the Y-12 facility used the electromagnetic method to separate uranium-235 from the uranium-238 in natural uranium. During the Manhattan Project, Y-12 housed nine Alpha and eight Beta racetracks, which were arrangements of huge electromagnets containing a number of calutrons in the magnets' gaps. The calutrons sent a stream of charged particles through the magnetic field, deflecting the atoms of the lighter isotope more than those of the heavier isotope. This resulted in two streams that could be collected in different sections of the receivers. Containing 96 calutron tanks, each Alpha track was 122 feet long, 77 feet wide, and 15 feet high. Beta tracks were

132

Fact Sheet: Sodium-Beta Batteries (October 2012)  

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

Sodium-Beta Batteries Sodium-Beta Batteries Improving the performance and reducing the cost of sodium-beta batteries for large-scale energy storage Sodium-beta batteries (Na-beta batteries or NBBs) use a solid beta-alumina (ß˝-Al 2 O 3 ) electrolyte membrane that selectively allows sodium ion transport between a positive electrode (e.g., a metal halide) and a negative sodium electrode. NBBs typically operate at temperatures near 350˚C. They are increasingly used in renewable storage and utility applications due to their high round-trip efficiency, high energy densities, and energy storage capacities ranging from a few kilowatt-hours to multiple megawatt-hours. In fact, U.S. utilities

133

The central bond [sup 13]C=[sup 13]C isotope effect for superconductivity in high-[Tc] [beta]*-(ET)[sub 2]I[sub 3] and its implications regarding the superconducting pairing mechanism  

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The authors report a new study, based on dc magnetization measurements, of the superconducting isotope effect for [sup 13]C-substitution in the central C=C atoms of ET [bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene] in [beta]*-(ET)[sub 2]I[sub 3] [or [beta][sub H]-(ET)[sub 2]I[sub 3

Carlson, K.D.; Williams, J.M.; Geiser, U.; Kini, A.M.; Wang, H.H.; Klemm, R.A.; Kumar, S.K.; Schlueter, J.A.; Ferraro, J.R.; Lykke, K.R.; Wurz, P.; Sutin, J.D.B. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)); Parker, D.H. (Argonne National Lab., IL (United States) Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)); Schirber, J.E.; Venturini, E.L. (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (United States)); Stout, P. (Bio-Rad, Cambridge, MA (United States))

1992-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

134

Labeled ALPHA4BETA2 ligands and methods therefor  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Contemplated compositions and methods are employed to bind in vitro and in vivo to an .alpha.4.beta.2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in a highly selective manner. Where such compounds are labeled, compositions and methods employing such compounds can be used for PET and SPECT analysis. Alternatively, and/or additionally contemplated compounds can be used as antagonists, partial agonists or agonists in the treatment of diseases or conditions associated with .alpha.4.beta..beta.2 dysfunction.

Mukherjee, Jogeshwar; Pichika, Ramaiah; Potkin, Steven; Leslie, Frances; Chattopadhyay, Sankha

2013-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

135

Modeling Dislocation Slip Transmission across Alpha-Beta Interface ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

After matching the two GSFs at the alpha-beta interface with Burgers orientation relationship, we perform microscopic phase field simulations. These simulations  ...

136

Emerging Robust Beta Gamma TiAl Alloys  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently a new class of TiAl based alloy system, called beta gamma, that ... Phase-Field Simulation on Phase Transformation during Creep Deformation in Type ...

137

(TMP) of Alpha/Beta Titanium Alloys - Programmaster.org  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An understanding of plastic flow is critical for mechanism-based models of the storage of hot work that drives recrystallization in the beta field following primary  ...

138

Detection of alpha radiation in a beta radiation field  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for detecting alpha particles in the presence of high activities of beta particles utilizing an alpha spectrometer. The apparatus of the present invention utilizes a magnetic field applied around the sample in an alpha spectrometer to deflect the beta particles from the sample prior to reaching the detector, thus permitting detection of low concentrations of alpha particles. In the method of the invention, the strength of magnetic field required to adequately deflect the beta particles and permit alpha particle detection is given by an algorithm that controls the field strength as a function of sample beta energy and the distance of the sample to the detector.

Mohagheghi, Amir H. (Albuquerque, NM); Reese, Robert P. (Edgewood, NM)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

The Study of Phase Transformation in Beta Titanium Alloys Using ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Due to the combination of high strength and great ductility, beta titanium becomes a promising candidate for the future use in the biomedical implants field as ...

140

High-resolution magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium code for unity beta plasmas  

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vertical field limits the plasma beta for non elongatedbeta equilibrium numerical procedure High-? configurations have extreme Shafranov shifts, compressing the flux surfaces on the low field

Gourdain, P A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search...  

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February 15, 2013 Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search Engine Facilitating Access to Department of Energy Information The Department of Energy (DOE) Office...

142

SNL-EFDC V0.0 BETA  

Energy Science and Technology Software Center (OSTI)

002401WKSTN00 SNL-EFDC (Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code) v. 0.0 beta  http://sourceforge.net/projects/snl-efdc/ 

143

A background free double beta decay experiment  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a new detection scheme for rejecting backgrounds in neutrino less double beta decay experiments. It relies on the detection of Cherenkov light emitted by electrons in the MeV region. The momentum threshold is tuned to reach a good discrimination between background and good events. We consider many detector concepts and a range of target materials. The most promising is a high-pressure 136Xe emitter for which the required energy threshold is easily adjusted. Combination of this concept and a high pressure Time Projection Chamber could provide an optimal solution. A simple and low cost effective solution is to use the Spherical Proportional Counter that provides two delayed signals from ionization and Cherenkov light. In solid-state double beta decay emitters, because of their higher density, the considered process is out of energy range. An alternative solution could be the development of double decay emitters with lower density by using for instance the aerogel technique. It is surprising that a technology used for particle identification in high-energy physics becomes a powerful tool for rejecting backgrounds in such low-energy experiments.

Ioannis Giomataris

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

144

Modeling beta Virginis using seismological data  

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This paper presents the modeling of the F9 V star beta Virginis based on seismological measurements. Using the Geneva evolution code including rotation and atomic diffusion, we find that two distinct solutions reproduce all existing asteroseismic and non-asteroseismic observational constraints well: a main-sequence model with a mass of 1.28 +- 0.03 Msun and an age t = 3.24 +- 0.20 Gyr, or a model in the post-main sequence phase of evolution with a lower mass of 1.21 +- 0.02 Msun and an age t = 4.01 +- 0.30 Gyr. The small spacings and the ratio between small and large spacings are sensitive to the differences in the structure of the central layers between these two solutions and are also sensitive to the structural changes due to the rotational mixing. They can therefore be used to unambiguously determine the evolutionary state of beta Vir and to study the effects of rotation on the inner structure of the star. Unfortunately, existing asteroseismic data do not enable such precise determination. We also show that the scatter in frequencies introduced by the rotational splittings can account for the larger dispersion of the observed large spacings for the non-radial modes than for the radial modes.

P. Eggenberger; F. Carrier

2006-02-13T23:59:59.000Z

145

Observation of Two-Neutrino Double-Beta Decay in [superscript 136]Xe with the EXO-200 Detector  

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We report the observation of two-neutrino double-beta decay in [superscript 136]Xe with T[subscript 1/2]=2.11±0.04(stat)±0.21(syst)×10[superscript 21]??yr. This second-order process, predicted by the standard model, has ...

Waldman, Samuel J.

146

User manual for INVICE 0.1-beta : a computer code for inverse analysis of isentropic compression experiments.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

INVICE (INVerse analysis of Isentropic Compression Experiments) is a FORTRAN computer code that implements the inverse finite-difference method to analyze velocity data from isentropic compression experiments. This report gives a brief description of the methods used and the options available in the first beta version of the code, as well as instructions for using the code.

Davis, Jean-Paul

2005-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

Microsoft Word - DeepTrek Final Report 9-10-07_final.doc  

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DOE Award No.: DE-FC26-06NT41836 DOE Award No.: DE-FC26-06NT41836 Final Report Supercement for Annular Seal and Long- Term Integrity in Deep, Hot Wells "DeepTrek" Submitted by: CSI Technologies, LLC 2202 Oil Center Court Houston, TX 77073 Prepared for: United States Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory Office of Fossil Energy ! " # ! ! $ ! % ! $ ! $ $ $ $ $ ! $ $ ! $ $ $ " & !

148

Limit on electron neutrino mass from observation of the beta decay of molecular tritium  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report the most sensitive upper limit set on the mass of the electron antineutrino. The upper limit of 9.4 eV (95% confidence level) was obtained from a study of the shape of the beta decay spectrum of free molecular tritium. Achieving such a level of sensitivity required precise determinations of all processes that modify the shape of the observed spectrum. This result is in clear disagreement with a reported value for the mass of 26(5) eV. 30 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

Wilkerson, J.F.; Bowles, T.J.; Friar, J.L.; Robertson, R.G.H.; Stephenson, G.J. Jr.; Wark, D.L. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)); Knapp, D.A. (Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Reducing the beta-shift in domain wall fermion simulations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The beta-shift induced from dynamical domain wall quarks leads to increased roughness of the gauge field, thus reversing the effect of smoothing from the gauge action improvement. By exploiting the relation of overlap and domain wall fermions in greater detail,we propose an algorithm which reduces the beta-shift to the level of dynamical overlap fermions.

Alban Allkoci; Artan Borici

2006-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

150

THE DIFFUSION OF HYDROGEN IN BETA ZIRCONIUM  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Diffusion coefficients for hydrogen in beta zirconium were determined from permeation rates in the range 650 to 850 deg C. Both the steady-state method, which is dependent upon the hydrogen concentration, and the time-lag method, which is independent of hydrogen concentration, were employed to obtain diffusion data. Zirconium disks, 0.03 to 0.1 cm thick and varying in hydrogen concentration from 9 to 33 at.%, were used to measure permeation rates. The diffusion coefficients determined by the steady-state and time-lag methods on samples of differing thickness were in agreement. It was concluded that the permeation process was diffusion controlled. The diffusion coefficients were found to be independent of concentration and can be expressed by D = 6.14 x 10/ sup 4/ exp (--45,900/RT). (auth)

Albrecht, W.M.; Goode, W.D. Jr.

1959-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

151

MHD activity and energy loss during beta saturation and collapse at high beta poloidal in PBX  

SciTech Connect

High-..beta.. experiments, in medium to high-q tokamak plasmas, exhibit a temporal ..beta.. saturation and collapse. This behavior has been attributed to ballooning, ideal kink, or tearing modes. In PBX, a unique diagnostic capability allowed studies of the relation between MHD and energy loss for neutral-beam-heated (<6 MW), mildly indented (10 to 15%), nearly steady I/sub p/ discharges that approached the Troyon-Gruber limit. Under these conditions, correlations between MHD activity and energy losses have shown that the latter can be almost fully accounted for by various long wavelength MHD instabilities and that there is no need to invoke high-n ballooning modes in PBX. 6 refs., 4 figs.

Kugel, H.W.; Sesnic, S.; Bol, K.; Chance, M.; Fishman, H.; Fonck, R.; Gammel, G.; Kaita, R.; Kaye, S.; LeBlanc, B.

1987-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Uncertainties in nuclear transition matrix elements for neutrinoless {beta}{beta} decay  

SciTech Connect

Uncertainties in nuclear transition matrix elements M{sup (0{nu})} and M{sub N}{sup (0{nu})} due to the exchange of light and heavy Majorana neutrinos, respectively have been estimated by calculating sets of twelve nuclear transition matrix elements for the neutrinoless {beta}{beta} decay of {sup 94,96}Zr, {sup 98,100}Mo, {sup 104}Ru, {sup 110}Pd, {sup 128,130}Te and {sup 150}Nd isotopes in the case of 0{sup +}{yields}0{sup +} transition by considering four different parameterizations of a Hamiltonian with pairing plus multipolar effective two-body interaction and three different parameterizations of Jastrow short range correlations. Exclusion of nuclear transition matrix elements calculated with the Miller-Spencer parametrization reduces the uncertainties by 10%-15%.

Rath, P. K. [Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007 (India)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

153

A Beta-Particle Hodoscope Constructed Using Scintillating Optical Fibers and Position Sensitive Photomultiplier Tubes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A hodoscopic detector was constructed using a position-sensitive plastic scintillator active area to determine the location of beta-active micron-sized particulates on air filters. The ability to locate beta active particulates on airsample filters is a tool for environmental monitoring of anthropogenic production of radioactive material. A robust, field-deployable instrument can provide localization of radioactive particulate with position resolution of a few millimeters. The detector employs a novel configuration of scintillating plastic elements usually employed at much higher charged particle energies. A filter is placed on this element for assay. The detector is intended to be sensitive to activity greater than 1 Bq. The physical design, position reconstruction method, and expected detector sensitivity are reported.

Orrell, John L.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Day, Anthony R.; Fast, Jim; Hossbach, Todd W.; Lidey, Lance S.; Ripplinger, Mike D.; Schrom, Brian T.

2006-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

154

The Particle Adventure | Particle decays and annihiliations | Neutron beta  

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Particle decays and annihiliations > Neutron beta Particle decays and annihiliations > Neutron beta decays Neutron beta decays A neutron (udd) decays to a proton (uud), an electron, and an antineutrino. This is called neutron beta decay. (The term beta ray was used for electrons in nuclear decays because they didn't know they were electrons!) Frame 1: The neutron (charge = 0) made of up, down, down quarks. Frame 2: One of the down quarks is transformed into an up quark. Since the down quark has a charge of -1/3 and and the up quark has a charge of 2/3, it follows that this process is mediated by a virtual W- particle, which carries away a (-1) charge (thus charge is conserved!) Frame 3: The new up quark rebounds away from the emitted W-. The neutron now has become a proton. Frame 4: An electron and antineutrino emerge from the virtual W- boson.

155

On the Precipitation of the Omega Phase in the Beta Matrix of ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Understanding of beta to alpha phase transformation in beta titanium alloys will ... Aberration-Corrected Vector Field Electron Tomography of Magnetic Nano- ...

156

Stability of high. beta. large aspect ratio tokamaks  

SciTech Connect

High {beta}({beta}{much gt} {epsilon}/q{sup 2}) large aspect ratio ({epsilon} {much gt} 1) tokamak equilibria are shown to be always stable to ideal M.H.D. modes that are localized about a flux surface. Both the ballooning and interchange modes are shown to be stable. This work uses the analytic high {beta} large aspect ratio tokamak equilibria developed by Cowley et.al., which are valid for arbitrary pressure and safety factor profiles. The stability results make no assumption about these profiles or the shape of the boundary. 14 refs., 4 figs.

Cowley, S.C.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

The Carbon-Rich Gas in the Beta Pictoris Circumstellar Disk  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The edge-on disk surrounding the nearby young star Beta Pictoris is the archetype of the "debris disks", which are composed of dust and gas produced by collisions and evaporation of planetesimals, analogues of Solar System comets and asteroids. These disks provide a window on the formation and early evolution of terrestrial planets. Previous observations of Beta Pic concluded that the disk gas has roughly solar abundances of elements [1], but this poses a problem because such gas should be rapidly blown away from the star, contrary to observations of a stable gas disk in Keplerian rotation [1, 2]. Here we report the detection of singly and doubly ionized carbon (CII, CIII) and neutral atomic oxygen (OI) gas in the Beta Pic disk; measurement of these abundant volatile species permits a much more complete gas inventory. Carbon is extremely overabundant relative to every other measured element. This appears to solve the problem of the stable gas disk, since the carbon overabundance should keep the gas disk in Keplerian rotation [3]. New questions arise, however, since the overabundance may indicate the gas is produced from material more carbon-rich than the expected Solar System analogues.

Aki Roberge; Paul D. Feldman; Alycia J. Weinberger; Magali Deleuil; Jean-Claude Bouret

2006-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

158

Observation of beta decay of In-115 to the first excited level of Sn-115  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In the context of the LENS R&D solar neutrino project, the gamma spectrum of a sample of metallic indium was measured using a single experimental setup of 4 HP-Ge detectors located underground at the Gran Sasso National Laboratories (LNGS), Italy. A gamma line at the energy (497.48 +/- 0.21) keV was found that is not present in the background spectrum and that can be identified as a gamma quantum following the beta decay of In-115 to the first excited state of Sn-115 (9/2+ --> 3/2+). This decay channel of In-115, which is reported here for the first time, has an extremely low Q-value, Q = (2 +/- 4) keV, and has a much lower probability than the well-known ground state-ground state transition, being the branching ratio b = (1.18 +/- 0.31) 10^-6. This could be the beta decay with the lowest known Q-value. The limit on charge non-conserving beta decay of In-115 is set at 90% C.L. as tau > 4.1 10^20 y.

C. M. Cattadori; M. De Deo; M. Laubenstein; L. Pandola; V. I. Tretyak

2004-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

159

Concurrent Transient Activation of Wnt/{beta}-Catenin Pathway Prevents Radiation Damage to Salivary Glands  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: Many head and neck cancer survivors treated with radiotherapy suffer from permanent impairment of their salivary gland function, for which few effective prevention or treatment options are available. This study explored the potential of transient activation of Wnt/{beta}-catenin signaling in preventing radiation damage to salivary glands in a preclinical model. Methods and Materials: Wnt reporter transgenic mice were exposed to 15 Gy single-dose radiation in the head and neck area to evaluate the effects of radiation on Wnt activity in salivary glands. Transient Wnt1 overexpression in basal epithelia was induced in inducible Wnt1 transgenic mice before together with, after, or without local radiation, and then saliva flow rate, histology, apoptosis, proliferation, stem cell activity, and mRNA expression were evaluated. Results: Radiation damage did not significantly affect activity of Wnt/{beta}-catenin pathway as physical damage did. Transient expression of Wnt1 in basal epithelia significantly activated the Wnt/{beta}-catenin pathway in submandibular glands of male mice but not in those of females. Concurrent transient activation of the Wnt pathway prevented chronic salivary gland dysfunction following radiation by suppressing apoptosis and preserving functional salivary stem/progenitor cells. In contrast, Wnt activation 3 days before or after irradiation did not show significant beneficial effects, mainly due to failure to inhibit acute apoptosis after radiation. Excessive Wnt activation before radiation failed to inhibit apoptosis, likely due to extensive induction of mitosis and up-regulation of proapoptosis gene PUMA while that after radiation might miss the critical treatment window. Conclusion: These results suggest that concurrent transient activation of the Wnt/{beta}-catenin pathway could prevent radiation-induced salivary gland dysfunction.

Hai Bo; Yang Zhenhua; Shangguan Lei; Zhao Yanqiu [Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Scott and White Hospital, Molecular and Cellular Medicine Department, Texas A and M Health Science Center, Temple, Texas (United States); Boyer, Arthur [Department of Radiology, Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas (United States); Liu, Fei, E-mail: fliu@medicine.tamhsc.edu [Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Scott and White Hospital, Molecular and Cellular Medicine Department, Texas A and M Health Science Center, Temple, Texas (United States)

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Tropical Cyclone Motion: Environmental Interaction Plus a Beta Effect  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dynamics of tropical cyclone motion are investigated by solving for instantaneous motion tendencies using the divergent barotropic vorticity equation on a beta plane. Two methods of solution are presented a direct analytic solution for a ...

Greg J. Holland

1983-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Beta Drift of Baroclinic Vortices. Part II: Diabatic Vortices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The beta drift of diabatic vortices is investigated with a three-dimensional primitive equation model with simple physical parameterizations. The vertical coupling mechanism discussed in Part I is extended to include the effects of diabatic ...

Yuqing Wang; Greg J. Holland

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

ORNL NASA DAAC Announces Beta Test Version for Advanced Search  

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Test Version for Advanced Search The ORNL NASA DAAC is pleased to announce the public beta test release of the new version of our Mercury Advanced Search tool. Mercury is a...

163

National Library of Energy (BETA): the Department of Energy's...  

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Articles & Blogs 92613 OSTIblog: The National Library of EnergyBeta: A Gateway to Information about the "All-of-the-Above" Energy Strategy AprilMay 2013 OSTI.gov Newsletter:...

164

Reduction of beta activity from depleted derbies, ingots and crucibles  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The reduction of beta radiation on uranium ingot and crucible surfaces was demonstrated in the production casting operation by adding a mixture of slag liner material (MgF/sub 2/) and calcium fluoride to the remelt charge. The beta emitters (/sup 234/Th and /sup 234/Pa) are largely discharged with the fluorides into drums during a remote crucible burnout operation; thereby, reducing operator exposure to beta radiation. A production test showed that very low beta radiation from uranium flat castings can be achieved by using derbies recently prepared by reduction. Plant tests with fluoride addition indicate that pickling of derbies may not be necessary for casting uranium flats from a plasma sprayed (ZrO/sub 2/) crucible. Also, ingots produced with fluoride additions had less pipe as compared to standard production technique. 2 references, 5 tables.

Briggs, G.G.; Schonegg, E.; Kato, T.R.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Double Beta Decay: Historical Review of 75 Years of Research  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Main achievements during 75 years of research on double beta decay have been reviewed. The existing experimental data have been presented and the capabilities of the next-generation detectors have been demonstrated.

A. S. Barabash

2011-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

166

Manhattan Project: Beta Racetrack, Y-12, Oak Ridge  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Beta Racetrack, Y-12, Oak Ridge Events > The Uranium Path to the Bomb, 1942-1944 > Y-12: Construction, Oak Ridge: Clinton, 1943 Events > The Uranium Path to the Bomb, 1942-1944 >...

167

Microsoft Word - Low Perm Final Report.doc  

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

2NT41438 Summary Report ii 2NT41438 Summary Report ii Increasing Production from Low-Permeability Gas Reservoirs by Optimizing Zone Isolation for Successful Stimulation Treatments Summary Report April 30, 2005 Fred Sabins Issued April 30, 2005 DOE Award Number DE-FC26-02NT41438 Submitted by CSI Technologies 2202 Oil Center Court Houston, TX 77073 DE-FC26-02NT41438 Summary Report i Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process

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Decoding Beta-Decay Systematics: A Global Statistical Model for Beta^- Halflives  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Statistical modeling of nuclear data provides a novel approach to nuclear systematics complementary to established theoretical and phenomenological approaches based on quantum theory. Continuing previous studies in which global statistical modeling is pursued within the general framework of machine learning theory, we implement advances in training algorithms designed to improved generalization, in application to the problem of reproducing and predicting the halflives of nuclear ground states that decay 100% by the beta^- mode. More specifically, fully-connected, multilayer feedforward artificial neural network models are developed using the Levenberg-Marquardt optimization algorithm together with Bayesian regularization and cross-validation. The predictive performance of models emerging from extensive computer experiments is compared with that of traditional microscopic and phenomenological models as well as with the performance of other learning systems, including earlier neural network models as well as the support vector machines recently applied to the same problem. In discussing the results, emphasis is placed on predictions for nuclei that are far from the stability line, and especially those involved in the r-process nucleosynthesis. It is found that the new statistical models can match or even surpass the predictive performance of conventional models for beta-decay systematics and accordingly should provide a valuable additional tool for exploring the expanding nuclear landscape.

N. J. Costiris; E. Mavrommatis; K. A. Gernoth; J. W. Clark

2008-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

169

Kinetic energy of hydrogen in. beta. -V sub 2 H studied by neutron Compton scattering  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Hydrogen dissolves in nearly all metals in large quantities, occupying interstitial sites which are energetic minima of the hydrogen potential. Experimentally, this potential can be determined by neutron vibrational spectroscopy (NVS) and, recently, by neutron Compton scattering (NCS) i.e. either by a measurement of the excitation energies of the localized hydrogen vibrations or by a measurement of the hydrogen momentum distribution. In this brief communication we report on what we believe is the first NCS experiment on a metal hydride. For the system to be investigated we chose {beta}-V{sub 2}H, an ordered hydride phase with hydrogen on pseudotetragonal octahedral sites. 3 figs., 7 refs.

Hempelmann, R.; Richter, D. (Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH (Germany, F.R.). Inst. fuer Festkoerperforschung); Price, D.L. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA))

1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

$\\beta$ Decay and Isomeric Properties of Neutron-Rich Ca and Sc Isotopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The isomeric and $\\beta$-decay properties of neutron-rich $^{53-57}$Sc and $^{53,54}$Ca nuclei near neutron number $N$=32 are reported, and the low-energy level schemes of $^{53,54,56}$Sc and $^{53-57}$Ti are presented. The low-energy level structures of the $_{21}$Sc isotopes are discussed in terms of the coupling of the valence $1f_{7/2}$ proton to states in the corresponding $_{20}$Ca cores. Implications with respect to the robustness of the $N$=32 subshell closure are discussed, as well as the repercussions for a possible $N$=34 subshell closure.

Crawford, H L; Mantica, P F; Berryman, J S; Broda, R; Carpenter, M P; Cieplicka, N; Fornal, B; Grinyer, G F; Hoteling, N; Kay, B P; Lauritsen, T; Minamisono, K; Stefanescu, I; Stoker, J B; Walters, W B; Zhu, S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Measurements of CKM angles beta/phi_1 and alpha/phi_2 at the Babar and Belle experiments.  

SciTech Connect

We report measurements of the CKM angles {beta}/{phi}{sub 1} and {alpha}/{phi}{sub 2} done by the BABAR and Belle experiments. Both experiments have collected large data samples, corresponding to a total of more than 1 billion of B{bar B} pairs, at the e{sup +}e{sup -} asymmetric-energy colliders PEP-II (SLAC) and KEK-B (KEK), respectively.

Lazzaro, A.; /Milan U. /INFN, Milan

2009-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

172

Decoding Beta-Decay Systematics: A Global Statistical Model for Beta^- Halflives  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Statistical modeling of nuclear data provides a novel approach to nuclear systematics complementary to established theoretical and phenomenological approaches based on quantum theory. Continuing previous studies in which global statistical modeling is pursued within the general framework of machine learning theory, we implement advances in training algorithms designed to improved generalization, in application to the problem of reproducing and predicting the halflives of nuclear ground states that decay 100% by the beta^- mode. More specifically, fully-connected, multilayer feedforward artificial neural network models are developed using the Levenberg-Marquardt optimization algorithm together with Bayesian regularization and cross-validation. The predictive performance of models emerging from extensive computer experiments is compared with that of traditional microscopic and phenomenological models as well as with the performance of other learning systems, including earlier neural network models as well as th...

Costiris, N J; Gernoth, K A; Clark, J W

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Beta testing the Intel Paragon MP  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the third phase of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Intel in evaluating a 28-node Intel Paragon MP system. An MP node consists of three 50-MHz i860XP`s sharing a common bus to memory and to the mesh communications interface. The performance of the shared-memory MP node is measured and compared with other shared-memory multiprocessors. Bus contention is measured between processors and with message passing. Recent improvements in message passing and I/O are also reported.

Dunigan, T.H. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States). Mathematical Sciences Section

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2012 | Department of Energy  

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

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2012 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2012 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2012 This issue features suggestions from experienced NEPA practitioners on ways to meet Secretary Chu's challenge to make better use of existing tools and integrate project management with NEPA compliance. Articles in this issue include: Secretary's Memorandum Key Principles OLC Training Suggestions from NETL Effective EIS Management Teams EPA Requires Electronic EIS Filing 2012 DOE NEPA Stakeholders Directory DOE-wide NEPA Contracts Update GIS Tools for the NEPA Practitioner CEQ Cooperating Agency Report NEPA Office Summer Interns Transitions Appeals Court Upholds BELLA EA Using Social Media for NEPA NNSA Webcast SPD SEIS Hearing EAs and EISs Completed This Quarter Questionnaire Results

175

NEPA Reports and Records of Decision | Department of Energy  

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

NEPA Reports and Records of Decision NEPA Reports and Records of Decision NEPA Reports and Records of Decision Report of the Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact Statement regarding Data Quality Control and Management Issues - As part of the litigation involving receipt of offsite waste and the HSW EIS, the Court allowed the State of Washington a limited amount of discovery pertaining to iodine-129, technetium-99, and groundwater analyses. While compiling information to respond to the State discovery request, Battelle discovered three data quality issues within the data sets used for the cumulative groundwater impact analysis: As a result of these data quality issues, a team was commissioned to review the HSW EIS for additional data quality issues as well as any programmatic problems which might have

176

All General Counsel Reports | Department of Energy  

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13, 2010 13, 2010 Felix Storch: Data Request/Warning (2010-SCE-0111) DOE requested test data from Felix Storch for several models of refrigerators and freezers and issued a warning of inconsistent information provided in Felix Storch's certification reports. December 13, 2010 NARUC v. DOE - Petition for Review of a Decision of the United States Department of Energy Unpublished order of the D.C. Circuit dismissing the National Association of Regulatory Utiliy Commissioners' petition for review; Petioners requested that the Court issue three orders: (1) that the Secretary conduct an annual assessment under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, (2) that the Nuclear Waste Fund fee be suspended pending completion of his annual assessment; and (3) that the Secretary suspend the NWF fee in light of the

177

Audit Report: IG-0440 | Department of Energy  

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40 40 Audit Report: IG-0440 February 4, 1999 Waste Treatment Plans at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (Laboratory) stores nearly 65,000 cubic meters of waste generated on site or brought to the State of Idaho (Idaho) from Department of Energy (DOE) sites across the country. Because Idaho was concerned that the State might become a "de facto" permanent repository, the Governor of Idaho sought and received an injunction from the Federal courts which prohibited future waste shipments to Idaho. The injunction also affected the Navy's shipment of spent nuclear fuel into the Laboratory. Due to concerns about the injunction's impact, DOE and the Navy negotiated with Idaho and signed the Idaho Settlement

178

National Library of Energy (Beta): the Department of Energy's National  

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Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions What is the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta)? Where can I find an overview of the NLEBeta mission? Why was the NLEBeta created? What does the NLEBeta search? What DOE program offices and national laboratories are included in the NLEBeta? Does the NLEBeta include any classified information? Does the NLEBeta host, edit, or revise any of the content on the NLE? How is the NLEBeta search related to the DOE Energy.gov search? How often will the NLEBeta be updated? How does the NLEBeta work? How do I download a document? how long will it take? and how much will it cost? How do I get help with the NLEBeta? What is the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta)? The Department of Energy (DOE) National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta) is

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Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search Engine  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search Engine Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search Engine Facilitating Access to Department of Energy Information February 15, 2013 Introducing The National Library of Energy (Beta), New Search Engine Facilitating Access to Department of Energy Information The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has launched the National Library of Energy (NLE), a virtual library and open government resource to advance energy literacy, innovation and security. The NLE search feature provides one-stop, easy access to information about DOE and its work in four broad mission areas - science and R&D results; energy and technology for industry and homeowners; energy market information and analysis; and nuclear security and environmental

180

Reduction of beta* and increase of luminosity at RHIC  

SciTech Connect

The reduction of {beta}* beyond the 1m design value at RHIC has been consistently achieved over the last 6 years of RHIC operations, resulting in an increase of luminosity for different running modes and species. During the recent 2007-08 deuteron-gold run the reduction to 0.70 from the design 1m achieved a 30% increase in delivered luminosity. The key ingredients allowing the reduction have been the capability of efficiently developing ramps with tune and coupling feedback, orbit corrections on the ramp, and collimation, to minimize beam losses in the final focus triplets, the main aperture limitations for the collision optics. We will describe the operational strategy used to reduce the {beta}*, at first squeezing the beam at store, to test feasibility, followed by the operationally preferred option of squeezing the beam during acceleration, and the resulting luminosity increase. We will conclude with future plans for the beta squeeze.

Pilat,F.; Bai, M.; Bruno, D.; Cameron, P.; Della Penna, A.; Drees, A.; Litvinenko, V.; Luo, Y.; Malitsky, N.; Marr, G.; Ptitsyn, V.; Satogata, T.; Tepikian, S.; Trbojevic, D.

2009-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutrino-less Double Beta Decay and Particle Physics  

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We review the particle physics aspects of neutrino-less double beta decay. This process can be mediated by light massive Majorana neutrinos (standard interpretation) or by something else (non-standard interpretations). The physics potential of both interpretations is summarized and the consequences of future measurements or improved limits on the half-life of neutrino-less double beta decay are discussed. We try to cover all proposed alternative realizations of the decay, including light sterile neutrinos, supersymmetric or left-right symmetric theories, Majorons, and other exotic possibilities. Ways to distinguish the mechanisms from one another are discussed. Experimental and nuclear physics aspects are also briefly touched, alternative processes to double beta decay are discussed, and an extensive list of references is provided.

Werner Rodejohann

2011-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

182

A pair distribution function analysis of zeolite beta  

SciTech Connect

We describe the structural refinement of zeolite beta using the local structure obtained with the pair distribution function (PDF) method. A high quality synchrotron and two neutron scattering datasets were obtained on two samples of siliceous zeolite beta. The two polytypes that make up zeolite beta have the same local structure; therefore refinement of the two structures was possible using the same experimental PDF. Optimized structures of polytypes A and B were used to refine the structures using the program PDFfit. Refinements using only the synchrotron or the neutron datasets gave results inconsistent with each other but a cyclic refinement with the two datasets gave a good fit to both PDFs. The results show that the PDF method is a viable technique to analyze the local structure of disordered zeolites. However, given the complexity of most zeolite frameworks, the use of both X-ray and neutron radiation and high-resolution patterns is essential to obtain reliable refinements.

Martinez-Inesta, M.M.; Peral, I.; Proffen, T.; Lobo, R.F. (Delaware); (LANL)

2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

183

Searching for Double Beta Decay with the Enriched Xenon Observatory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Enriched Xenon Observatory (EXO) Collaboration is building a series of experiments to search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of {sup 136}Xe. The first experiment, known as EXO-200, will utilize 200 kg of xenon enriched to 80% in the isotope of interest, making it the largest double beta decay experiment to date by one order of magnitude. This experiment is rapidly being constructed, and will begin data taking in 2007. The EXO collaboration is also developing a technique to identify on an event-by-event basis the daughter barium ion of the double beta decay. If successful, this method would eliminate all conventional radioactive backgrounds to the decay, resulting in an ideal experiment. We summarize here the current status of EXO-200 construction and the barium tag R&D program.

Hall, C.; /SLAC

2007-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

184

Factors contributing to the breakdown of sodium beta-alumina  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Clarification of the breakdown process occurring during charge transfer in sodium beta alumina solid electrolytes was derived from: (1) studying the effects of molten sodium contact at 350/sup 0/C on single crystal sodium beta alumina and polycrystalline sodium beta alumina; (2) determination of critical current density by monitoring acoustic emissions accompanying crack growth in sodium/sodium beta alumina/sodium cells subjected to linear current ramping at 1 mA cm/sup -2/ sec/sup -1/; (3) failure analysis conducted on cycled electrolytes, some from commercial sodium/sulfur cells, which had been subjected to up to 703 Ahr cm/sup -2/ of charge transfer. Gray coloration developing in beta aluminas in contact with molten sodium was found to be a consequence of formation, through reduction by sodium, of oxygen vacancies charge compensated by electrons. Electronic conductivity of the electrolyte increases as a result. No second phase formation was detected. Colored electrolytes from sodium/sulfur cells show evidence of a newly recognized degradation mechanism in which fracture occurs when sodium is reduced and deposited internally under pressure as metal in regions where an electronic conductivity gradient exists. Heating colored beta aluminas in air produces reoxidation and bleaching. Kinetics and other properties of the coloration and bleaching processes were determined. Critical current density was found to bear an inverse relation to average electrolyte grain size. Evidence was found in the cycled electrolytes for a slow crack growth mechanism and a progressive mode of degradation advancing from the sulfur electrode interface. Implications of the findings for the construction and operation of sodium/sulfur battery systems are discussed.

Buechele, A.C.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Ideal MHD beta-limits of poloidally asymmetric equilibria  

SciTech Connect

The ideal MHD stability of poloidally asymmetric equilibria, which are typical of a tokamak reactor design with a single-null poloidal divertor is examined. As with symmetric equilibria, stability to non-axisymmetric modes improves with increasing triangularity and ellipticity, and with lower edge safety factor. Pressure profiles optimized with respect to ballooning stability are obtained for an asymmetric shape, resulting in ..beta../sub critical/ approx. = 5.7%. The corresponding value for an equivalent symmetric shape is ..beta../sub critical/ approx. = 6.5%.

Todd, A.M.M.; Miller, A.E.; Grimm, R.C.; Okabayashi, M.; Dalhed, H.E. Jr.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Concurrent $\\pi$-vector fields and energy beta-change  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The aim of the present paper is to introduce and investigate intrinsically the notions of a concurrent $\\pi$-vector field and an energy beta-change on a Finsler manifold, using the pullback formalism. The effect of the existence of a concurrent $\\pi$-vector field on some important special Finsler spaces is studied. Under an energy beta-change, an intrinsic expression relating the the Barthel connection (resp. Cartan connection, Chern connection, Hashiguchi connection, Berwald connection) and the corresponding transformed connection is obtained. It should be pointed out that the present work is formulated in a prospective modern coordinate-free form.

Youssef, Nabil L; Soleiman, A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Dynamical SUSY Breaking and the Beta-Deformation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study supersymmetry breaking metastable vacua arising from beta deformed quiver gauge theories. The relation between the bounds on metastability and the deformation are discussed. Metastable supersymmetry breaking vacua are found in the IR of beta deformed cascading quivers with vector-like field content. Furthermore the limiting case of massive Nf=Nc SQCD appears in the IR of gauge theories with chiral-like field content. We comment on the field theory origin of the deformation and on possible applications in AdS/CFT.

Amariti, A

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Meta-analysis for deriving age- and gender-specific dose-response relationships between urinary cadmium concentration and {beta} {sub 2}-microglobulinuria under environmental exposure  

SciTech Connect

A meta-analysis was conducted to derive age- and gender-specific dose-response relationships between urinary cadmium (Cd) concentration and {beta} {sub 2}-microglobulinuria ({beta}2MG-uria) under environmental exposure. {beta}2MG-uria was defined by a cutoff point of 1000 {mu}g {beta} {sub 2}-microglobulin/g creatinine. We proposed a model for describing the relationships among the interindividual variabilities in urinary Cd concentration, the ratio of Cd concentrations in the target organ and in urine, and the threshold Cd concentration in the target organ. The parameters in the model were determined so that good agreement might be achieved between the prevalence rates of {beta}2MG-uria reported in the literature and those estimated by the model. In this analysis, only the data from the literature on populations environmentally exposed to Cd were used. Using the model and estimated parameters, the prevalence rate of {beta}2MG-uria can be estimated for an age- and gender-specific subpopulation for which the distribution of urinary Cd concentrations is known. The maximum permissible level of urinary Cd concentration was defined as the maximum geometric mean of the urinary Cd concentration in an age- and gender-specific subpopulation that would not result in a statistically significant increase in the prevalence rate of {beta}2MG-uria. This was estimated to be approximately 3 {mu}g/g creatinine for a population in a small geographical area and approximately 2 {mu}g/g creatinine for a nationwide population.

Gamo, Masashi [Research Center for Chemical Risk Management, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8569 (Japan)]. E-mail: masashi-gamo@aist.go.jp; Ono, Kyoko [Research Center for Chemical Risk Management, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8569 (Japan); Nakanishi, Junko [Research Center for Chemical Risk Management, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8569 (Japan)

2006-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

189

Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2006 | Department of Energy  

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

6 6 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2006 Welcome to the 48th quarterly report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. We remember Lynton Caldwell, who promoted a vision of productive harmony - a balance of the interests of the environment and human society. The NEPA process remains a useful tool for pursuing that vision by integrating environmental analysis into the decisionmaking process. With this issue, we have completed 12 years of LLQR, with an emphasis on continuous improvement. As always, we welcome your suggestions. Articles included in this issue: Court Rejects Challenges to Yucca EIS, Transportation Plan Lynton Caldwell, "Father of NEPA," 1914-2006 Congressional NEPA Task Force Staff Final Report CEQ Work Groups Developing NEPA Guidance

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On the possibility to measure 0{nu}{beta}{beta}-decay nuclear matrix element for {sup 48}Ca  

SciTech Connect

As shown in Ref. [2], the Fermi part M{sub F}{sup 0{nu}} of the total 0{nu}{beta}{beta}-decay nuclear matrix element M{sup 0{nu}} can be related to the single Fermi transition matrix element between the isobaric analog state (IAS) of the ground state of the initial nucleus and the ground state of the final nucleus. The latter matrix element could be measured in charge-exchange reactions. Here we discuss a possibility of such a measurement for {sup 48}Ca and estimate the cross-section of the reaction {sup 48}Ti(n,p){sup 48}Sc(IAS).

Rodin, Vadim [Institute fuer Theoretische Physik der Universitaet Tuebingen, D-72076 Tuebingen (Germany)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

191

Department of the Interior and related agencies appropriation bill, 1984. Report from the Committee on Appropriations, Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session, Report No. 98-184  

SciTech Connect

Information relating to changes recommended for the $6.7 billion Department of Interior (DOI) Appropriations Bill, 1984 (HR 3363) by the Senate Committee on Appropriations emphasizes Congressional efforts to limit speeding and committee concerns over some DOI procedures, especially filing declarations of taking that have received excessive court awards. The report details line-item changes in the proposed appropriations, and compares them with budget estimates and House allowances. The commtitee recommends less than the budget estimate and more than the House allowance for the overall Title I and II budgets, but both the House and Senate recommend substantial increases in the proposed land and water conservation fund. (DCK)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

192

Calculating Capstone Depleted Uranium Aerosol Concentrations from Beta Activity Measurements  

SciTech Connect

Beta activity measurements were used as surrogate measurements of uranium mass in aerosol samples collected during the field testing phase of the Capstone Depleted Uranium (DU) Aerosol Study. These aerosol samples generated by the perforation of armored combat vehicles were used to characterize the depleted uranium (DU) source term for the subsequent human health risk assessment (HHRA) of Capstone aerosols. Establishing a calibration curve between beta activity measurements and uranium mass measurements is straightforward if the uranium isotopes are in equilibrium with their immediate short-lived, beta-emitting progeny. For DU samples collected during the Capstone study, it was determined that the equilibrium between the uranium isotopes and their immediate short lived, beta-emitting progeny had been disrupted when penetrators had perforated target vehicles. Adjustments were made to account for the disrupted equilibrium and for wall losses in the aerosol samplers. Correction factors for the disrupted equilibrium ranged from 0.16 to 1, and the wall loss correction factors ranged from 1 to 1.92.

Szrom, Fran; Falo, Gerald A.; Parkhurst, MaryAnn; Whicker, Jeffrey J.; Alberth, David P.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Gross alpha/beta determination by liquid scintillation counting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Liquid scintillation counting (LSC) is used to assay liquid samples for both gross alpha and gross beta (including tritium) activity in order to declare these samples clean.'' This method provides several advantages over traditional gross assay techniques including easy sample preparation, no sample self-absorption, short counting times, acceptable lower limits of detection (LLD's), and convenient sample disposal.

Leyba, J.D.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Gross alpha/beta determination by liquid scintillation counting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Liquid scintillation counting (LSC) is used to assay liquid samples for both gross alpha and gross beta (including tritium) activity in order to declare these samples ``clean.`` This method provides several advantages over traditional gross assay techniques including easy sample preparation, no sample self-absorption, short counting times, acceptable lower limits of detection (LLD`s), and convenient sample disposal.

Leyba, J.D.

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

Thermally Forced Surface Winds on an Equatorial Beta Plane  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The vertical structure of the low-level atmospheric response to an elevated large-scale, low-frequency heat source in the Tropics is explored using linear tidal theory on an equatorial beta plane. Through the calculation of the projection of a ...

Zhaohua Wu; E. S. Sarachik; David S. Battisti

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

The Beta Drift of Baroclinic Vortices. Part I: Adiabatic Vortices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dynamics of the movement of an initially axisymmetric baroclinic vortex embedded in an environment at rest on a beta plane is investigated with a three-dimensional primitive equation model. The study focuses on the motion and evolution of an ...

Yuqing Wang; Greg J. Holland

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Method for preparing 6-.beta.-halopenicillanic acids  

SciTech Connect

The present invention relates to a new and improved method for the preparation of a compound of the formula I ##STR1## in which R stands for halogen, giving rise to high yields of substantially pure 6.beta.-halopenicillanic acids, obtained in one step.

Hansen, Erik I. (Fredensborg, DK); Kran-Nielsen, Mogens P. (Skovlunde, DK); Von Daehne, Welf (Rungsted Kyst, DK)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Nuclear Chemistry Beta decay of 71,73  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

34 Nuclear Chemistry Beta decay of 71,73 Co: probing single-parti- cle states approaching doubly of primary interest are the nuclear magnetic dipole moment and nuclear electric quadrupole moment. The dipole/or neutrons in the nucleus. The dipole moment provides information on the nuclear quantum structure

Mantica, Paul F.

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Improved estimators for a general class of beta regression models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this article, we extend the beta regression model proposed by Ferrari and Cribari-Neto (2004), which is generally useful in situations where the response is restricted to the standard unit interval in two different ways: we let the regression structure ...

Alexandre B. Simas; Wagner Barreto-Souza; Andréa V. Rocha

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Map data 2012 Google -Walking directions are in beta.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Map data ©2012 Google - Walking directions are in beta. Use caution ­ This route may be missing route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route. Map data ©2012 Google Hilton. Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette Wabash Landing, 356 ... http://maps.google.com/ 1 of 1 06/29/2012 09

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EIA - Eia.gov BETA - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Search EIA.gov. A-Z Index; A-Z Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ. Projects published on Beta are not final and may not include ...

202

Alpha-beta coordination method for collective search  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention comprises a decentralized coordination strategy called alpha-beta coordination. The alpha-beta coordination strategy is a family of collective search methods that allow teams of communicating agents to implicitly coordinate their search activities through a division of labor based on self-selected roles and self-determined status. An agent can play one of two complementary roles. An agent in the alpha role is motivated to improve its status by exploring new regions of the search space. An agent in the beta role is also motivated to improve its status, but is conservative and tends to remain aggregated with other agents until alpha agents have clearly identified and communicated better regions of the search space. An agent can select its role dynamically based on its current status value relative to the status values of neighboring team members. Status can be determined by a function of the agent's sensor readings, and can generally be a measurement of source intensity at the agent's current location. An agent's decision cycle can comprise three sequential decision rules: (1) selection of a current role based on the evaluation of the current status data, (2) selection of a specific subset of the current data, and (3) determination of the next heading using the selected data. Variations of the decision rules produce different versions of alpha and beta behaviors that lead to different collective behavior properties.

Goldsmith, Steven Y. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polypeptides having beta-glucosidase activity and polynucleotides encoding same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention relates to isolated polypeptides having beta-glucosidase activity and isolated polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides. The invention also relates to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods for producing and using the polypeptides.

Harris, Paul; Golightly, Elizabeth

2012-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

204

Development of Lewis Base Catalyzed Stereoselective Methods for Synthesis of Beta- Lactones and Dyotropic Rearrangements of Tricyclic Beta-Lactones.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The recent finding that the FDA-approved antiobesity agent orlistat (tetrahydrolipstatin, Xenical) is a potent inhibitor of the thioesterase domain of fatty acid synthase (FAS) led us to develop a concise and practical asymmetric route to pseudosymmetric 3,4-dialkyl-cis-beta-lactones. The well-documented upregulation of FAS in cancer cells makes this enzyme complex an interesting therapeutic target for cancer. The described route to 3,4-dialkyl- beta -lactones is based on a two-step process involving Calter's catalytic, asymmetric ketene dimerization of acid chlorides followed by a facialselective hydrogenation leading to cis-substituted- beta -lactones. Importantly, the ketene dimer intermediates were found to be stable to flash chromatography, enabling opportunities for subsequent transformations of these optically active, reactive intermediates. Subsequent R-epimerization and R-alkylation or acylation led to trans- beta - lactones and beta -lactones bearing alpha-quaternary carbons, respectively. Several of the ketene dimers and beta-lactones displayed antagonistic activity (apparent Ki in the low micromolar range) in competition with a fluorogenic substrate toward a recombinant form of the thioesterase domain of fatty acid synthase. The best antagonist, a simple phenyl-substituted cis- beta -lactone, displayed an apparent Ki (2.5 ( 0.5 muM) of only 10- fold lower than that of orlistat (0.28 ( 0.06 muM). In addition, mechanistic studies of the ketene dimerization process by Reaction View infrared spectroscopy support previous findings that ketene formation is rate determining. A highly diastereoselective, nucleophile-promoted bis-cyclization process, employing readily available and tractable keto-acid substrates, is described. This methodology provides concise access to bicyclic- and tricyclic-beta-lactones bearing tertiary carbinol centers and quaternary carbons, greatly extending the scope of previous routes to bicyclic-beta-lactones from aldehyde acid substrates. This and related processes may be revealing a subtle interplay between [2 plus 2] cycloaddition and nucleophilecatalyzed aldol lactonization (NCAL) reaction manifolds. An early induction period in the bis-cyclization of keto-acids is confirmed via isolation of the complex between 4- pyrrolopyridine and Modified Mukaiyama reagent N-propyl-2-bromo pyridinium triflate. Dyotropic rearrangements of tricyclic keto beta-lactones derived in high yields and >19:1 diastereoselectivity from readily available 1, 3-dione acids is described. Zn (II) salts were found to be most efficient for affecting dyotropic 1, 2-acyl migrations where as sub stoichiometric TMSOTf was found to execute a delta-lactone migration providing bis gamma-lactone in modest yields. Enantioselective desymmetrization with inexpensive (S) - tetramisole has been demonstrated to provide direct evidence of Lewis base involvement in the Nucleophile Promoted Bis-cyclization of keto-acids. Further studies using TsCl as the carboxylate activating agent instead of modified Mukaiyama reagent and catalytic tetramisole are described for achieving practical, catalytic, enantioselective synthesis of beta-lactones from keto-acids. Preliminary studies toward conjugate addition- lactonization pathway provided a hint as to the complexity involved to affect this transformation under the bis-cyclization conditions. An alternate hypotheses concerning the possibility of isomerization-dienolate formation - lactonization is experimentally proven. Additionally, applications of these and related findings in the intramolecular Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction with cyclic ketones have been investigated which provide new avenues of synthetic methodology development.

Purohit, Vikram C.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

A Simplified Scheme to Simulate Asymmetries Due to the Beta Effect in Barotropic Vortices  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A simplified scheme to generate vortex asymmetries due to the beta effect from an initially symmetric vortex on a beta plane is described. This approach, based on the time integration of the nondivergent barotropic vorticity equation, was ...

Rebecca J. Ross; Yoshio Kurihara

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

The Beta Drift of Three-Dimensional Vortices: A Numerical Study  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The beta effect on translation of cyclonic and anticyclonic vortices with height-dependent circulation (the beta-drift problem) is investigated via numerical experiments using a dry version of a multilevel primitive equation model (Florida State ...

Bin Wang Xiaofan Li

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta oscillations in frontal cortex and striatum represent post-processing of successful behavior  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Beta band (13-30 Hz) oscillations in sensorimotor cortex are associated with motor performance, but the nature of this relationship is not clear. Recently, excessive beta activity in cortico-basal ganglia circuits has been ...

Feingold, Joseph

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Acceleration of the Hurricane Beta Drift by Shear Strain Rate of an Environmental Flow  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

An energetics analysis is presented to reveal the mechanisms by which the environmental flows affect hurricane beta-gyre intensity and beta-drift speed. The two-dimensional environmental flow examined in this study varies in both zonal and ...

Xiaofan Li; Bin Wang

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

BGL7 beta-glucosidase and nucleic acids encoding the same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides BGL7 polypeptides with the biological activity of a .beta.-glucosidase and a method of producing a recombinant enzyme having .beta.-glucosidase activity.

Dunn-Coleman, Nigel (Los Gatos, CA); Ward, Michael (San Francisco, CA)

2012-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of BPM PU for Low-Beta Proton Beam Using Magic Code  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We have designed the BPM PU based on capacitive buttons for use in the KOMAC (Korea Multi-purpose Accelerator Complex), the high-intensity proton linac that are under development at the KAERI (Korea Atomic Research Institute), Korea. The KOMAC is aiming to produce CW 20 mA beam current at the 100 MeV energy. We have chosen the button-type PU since it is easier to fabricate than other type PUs including the stripline, and it could provide enough signal power because of the high beam current. The PU sensitivity was calculated by the MAGIC that is a kind of the Particle-In-Cell code that originates from the plasma science community. The utilization of the MAGIC code is especially useful for BPM PUs in the low-beta sections of the accelerator, because it is difficult to obtain the PU sensitivity experimentally due to the difficulties in simulating the low-beta beams by the electromagnetic waves in a test bench. In this presentation, we report on the design of the BPM PU based on the MAGIC calculation.

Park, S J; Bae, Y S; Hwang, W H; Huang, J Y; Nam, S H

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TGF-.beta. antagonists as mitigators of radiation-induced tissue damage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for treating tissue damage caused by radiation is described by use of a TGF-.beta. antagonist, such as an anti-TGF-.beta. antibody or a TGF-.beta. latency associated protein. It is administered not more than a week after exposure, and is particularly useful in mitigating the side effects of breast cancer therapy.

Barcellos-Hoff, Mary H. (Oakland, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Design study on very low Beta spoke cavity for China-ADS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Very low Beta superconducting spoke cavity is one of the key challenges for China-ADS project. In this paper, a new structure of 3*Beta*lamda/2 spoke cavity is first presented. Its RF and mechanical properties are simulated using CST-MWS and ANSYS, and compared with the traditional Beta*lamda/2 spoke structure.

Han, Li; Jianping, Dai; Hong, Huang; Qunyao, Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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TGF-{beta} antagonists as mitigators of radiation-induced tissue damage  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for treating tissue damage caused by radiation is described by use of a TGF-{beta} antagonist, such as an anti-TGF-{beta} antibody or a TGF-{beta} latency associated protein. It is administered not more than a week after exposure, and is particularly useful in mitigating the side effects of breast cancer therapy.

Barcellos-Hoff, M.H.

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 1999 | Department of Energy  

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

1999 1999 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, June 1999 Welcome to the second quarter FY 1999 Quarterly Report on lessons learned in the NEPA process. In addition to the articles beginning on page 1, this issue includes: Consolidated Decision Ends Tritium Trilogy Tale NEPA and Habitat Management Plan: Environmental Synergy Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Revises Section 106 Regulations Mini-guidance Plain Language for NEPA Federal Register Notices Distributing a Record of Decision A Helpful Hint for EIS Glossaries New Books for the NEPA Practitioners Bookshelf DOE-wide NEPA Contracts Update Court Allows WIPP to Open Transitions at the CEQ EH Electronic Publishing Standards and Guidelines Training Opportunities Documents Issued, Second Quarter FY 1999 Second Quarter FY 1999 Questionnaire Results

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Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2012 | Department of Energy  

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

2 2 Lessons Learned Quarterly Report, September 2012 This issue features suggestions from experienced NEPA practitioners on ways to meet Secretary Chu's challenge to make better use of existing tools and integrate project management with NEPA compliance. Articles in this issue include: Secretary's Memorandum Key Principles OLC Training Suggestions from NETL Effective EIS Management Teams EPA Requires Electronic EIS Filing 2012 DOE NEPA Stakeholders Directory DOE-wide NEPA Contracts Update GIS Tools for the NEPA Practitioner CEQ Cooperating Agency Report NEPA Office Summer Interns Transitions Appeals Court Upholds BELLA EA Using Social Media for NEPA NNSA Webcast SPD SEIS Hearing EAs and EISs Completed This Quarter Questionnaire Results Cost and Time Facts LLQR-2012-Q3.pdf

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Competition between alpha-decay and beta-decay for Heavy and Superheavy Nuclei  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this work, the $\\beta$-stable region for Z $\\geq$ 90 is proposed. The calculated $\\beta$-stable nuclei in the $\\beta$-stable region are in good agreement with the ones obtained by M\\"{o}ller \\emph{et al}.. The half-lives of the nuclei close to the $\\beta$-stable region are calculated and the competition between $\\alpha$-decay and $\\beta$-decay is systematically investigated. The calculated half-lives and the suggested decay modes are well in line with the experimental results. The predictions for half-lives and decay modes of the nuclei with Z = 107$-$110 are presented.

Zongqiang Sheng; Liangping Shu; Ying Meng; Jigang Hu; Jianfa Qian

2014-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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High beta plasma operation in a toroidal plasma producing device  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high beta plasma is produced in a plasma producing device of toroidal configuration by ohmic heating and auxiliary heating. The plasma pressure is continuously monitored and used in a control system to program the current in the poloidal field windings. Throughout the heating process, magnetic flux is conserved inside the plasma and the distortion of the flux surfaces drives a current in the plasma. As a consequence, the total current increases and the poloidal field windings are driven with an equal and opposing increasing current. The spatial distribution of the current in the poloidal field windings is determined by the plasma pressure. Plasma equilibrium is maintained thereby, and high temperature, high beta operation results.

Clarke, John F. (Oak Ridge, TN)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High rate 4. pi. beta. -. gamma. coincidence counting system  

SciTech Connect

A high count rate 4..pi.. ..beta..-..gamma.. coincidence counting system for the determination of absolute disintegration rates of short half-life radionuclides is described. With this system the dead time per pulse is minimized by not stretching any pulses beyond the width necessary to satisfy overlap coincidence requirements. The equations used to correct for the ..beta.., ..gamma.., and coincidence channel dead times and for accidental coincidences are presented but not rigorously developed. Experimental results are presented for a decaying source of /sup 56/Mn initially at 2 x 10/sup 6/ d/s and a set of /sup 60/Co sources of accurately known source strengths varying from 10/sup 3/ to 2 x 10/sup 6/ d/s. A check of the accidental coincidence equation for the case of two independent sources with varying source strengths is presented.

Johnson, L.O.; Gehrke, R.J.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduced Beta Decay Rates of Iron Isotopes for Supernova Physics  

SciTech Connect

During the late phases of stellar evolution beta decay on iron isotopes, in the core of massive stars, plays a crucial role in the dynamics of core-collapse. The beta decay contributes in maintaining a 'respectable' lepton-to-baryon ratio (PSI{sub e}) of the core prior to collapse which results in a larger shock energy to power the explosion. It is indeed a fine tuning of the parameter PSI{sub e} at various stages of supernova physics which can lead to a successful transformation of the collapse into an explosion. The calculations presented here might help in fine-tuning of PSI{sub e} for the collapse simulators of massive stars.

Nabi, Jameel-Un [Faculty of Engineering Sciences, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi 23460, N.W.F.P. (Pakistan)

2009-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Higgs boson interactions in supersymmetric theories with large tan beta  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that radiative corrections to the Higgs potential in supersymmetric theories with large tan beta generically lead to large differences in the light Higgs boson decay branching fractions compared to those of the standard model Higgs boson. In contrast, the light Higgs boson production rates are largely unaffected. We identify W h associated production followed by Higgs boson decays to photons or to leptons via W W* as potential experimental probes of these theories.

Will Loinaz; James D. Wells

1998-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Calculation of dose to soft tisse from implanted beta sources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Treatment of Arterio-Venous Malformation (AVM) requires the occlusion of the unwanted arteries. Irradiation of a blood vessel wall with beta particles causes it to be permanently blocked by multiplication of the endothelial cells. For this purpose, spherical radioactive particles are injected into these arteries. This study deals with the development of BRAIN-DOSES, a computer code based on VARSKIN MOD2 and SADDE MOD2, which evaluates gamma and beta dose distributions for radioactive sources with five different geometries: point, line, shell cylinder, solid cylinder and solid sphere. Since the particles injected into the blood vessels can be modeled as a line of spheres, this work focuses on the development of a computational method for estimating the spatial distribution of absorbed dose around a line of spheres. BRAIN-DOSES uses integration of Berger point kernels over the source volume, employing the scaled point kernels tabulated by Berger in 1971. This method requires calculation of the beta particle path within the two media crossed, tissue and source material. Consequently, besides the computational approach, this study describes a detailed geometrical approach of the problem. Results obtained from calculations with BRAIN-DOSES have been used to evaluate the beta dose distribution in the capillary walls of the rete of pigs, a vascular system which may model an AVM. The source was a 418 CI line of spheres made of a mixture of 42.8% hydrated polyacrylonitrile (PAN), 49.8% powdered Pt-197 and 7.4% powdered Pr-142 (in weight percentage). The sphere diameters were from 150 to 350 gm.

Dauffy, Lucile

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The pleiotropic roles of transforming growth factor beta inhomeostasis and carcinogenesis of endocrine organs.  

SciTech Connect

Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) is a ubiquitous cytokine that plays a critical role in numerous pathways regulating cellular and tissue homeostasis. TGF-beta is regulated by hormones and is a primary mediator of hormone response in uterus, prostate and mammary gland. This review will address the role of TGF-beta in regulating hormone dependent proliferation and morphogenesis. The subversion of TGF-beta regulation during the processes of carcinogenesis, with particular emphasis on its effects on genetic stability and epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), will also be examined. An understanding of the multiple and complex mechanisms of TGF-beta regulation of epithelial function, and the ultimate loss of TGF-beta function during carcinogenesis, will be critical in the design of novel therapeutic interventions for endocrine-related cancers.

Fleisch, Markus C.; Maxwell, Christopher A.; Barcellos-Hoff,Mary-Helen

2006-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

223

Challenges for a reliable shell model description of the neutrinoless double beta decay matrix elements  

SciTech Connect

Assuming that the neutrinos are Majorana particles and the neutrinoless double beta (0{nu}{beta}{beta}) decay is observed, a reliable 0{nu}{beta}{beta} matrix element is necessary to decide the neutrino mass hierarchy and the minimum neutrino mass. Many nuclear structure techniques, including the shell model, are presently used to calculate these matrix elements. In the last few years one could see a slow convergence of these results, but not yet at a level of 20 several shell model effective interactions and varying other parameters, finding results in a range that spans about 20In this contribution we describe challenges for obtaining reliable shell model 0{nu}{beta}{beta} matrix elements, with emphasis to {sup 76}Ge and {sup 82}Se decays.

Horoi, Mihai [Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 48859 (United States)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity of CUORE to Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay  

SciTech Connect

In this paper, we study the sensitivity of CUORE, a bolometric double-beta decay experiment under construction at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy. Two approaches to the computation of experimental sensitivity are discussed and compared, and the formulas and parameters used in the sensitivity estimates are provided. Assuming a background rate of 10{sup -2} cts/(keV kg y), we find that, after 5 years of live time, CUORE will have a 1#27;{sigma} sensitivity to the neutrinoless double-beta decay half-life of {caret T{sup 0{nu}}{sub 1/2}}(1{sigma}#27;) = 1.6x#2;10{sup 26} y and thus a potential to probe the effective Majorana neutrino mass down to 41-95 meV; the sensitivity at 1.64{sigma}#27;, which corresponds to 90% C.L., will be {caret T{sup 0{nu}}{sub 1/2}(1.64{sigma}#27;}) = 9.5x10{sup 25} y. This range is compared with the claim of observation of neutrinoless double-beta decay in {sup 76}Ge and the preferred range in the neutrino mass parameter space from oscillation results.

CUORE; Alessandria, F.; Andreotti, E.; Ardito, R.; Arnaboldi, C.; Avignone III, F. T.; Balata, M.; Bandac, I.; Banks, T. I.; Bari, G.; Beeman, J.; Bellini, F.; Bersani, A.; Biassoni, M.; Bloxham, T.; Brofferio, C.; Bryant, A.; Bucci, C.; Cai, X. Z.; Canonica, L.; Capelli, S.; Carbone, L.; Cardani, L.; Carrettoni, M.; Casali, N.; Chott, N.; Clemenza, M.; Cosmelli, C.; Cremonesi, O.; Creswick, R. J.; Dafinei, I.; Dally, A.; Biasi, A. De; Decowski, M. P.; Deninno, M. M.; Waard, A. de; Domizio, S. Di; Ejzak, L.; Faccini, R.; Fang, D. Q.; Farach, H. A.; Ferri, E.; Ferroni, F.; Fiorini, E.; Foggetta, L.; Franceschi, M. A.; Freedman, S. J.; Frossati, G.; Fujikawa, B. K.; Giachero, A.; Gironi, L.; Giuliani, A.; Gorla, P.; Gotti, C.; Guardincerri, E.; Gutierrez, T. D.; Haller, E. E.; Han, K.; Heeger, K. M.; Huang, H. Z.; Ichimura, K.; Kadel, R.; Kazkaz, K.; Keppel, G.; Kogler, L.; Kolomensky, Yu. G.; Kraft, S.; Lenz, D.; Li, Y. L.; Liu, X.; Longo, E.; Ma, Y. G.; Maiano, C.; Maier, G.; Maino, M.; Mancini, C.; Martinez, C.; Martinez, M.; Maruyama, R. H.; Moggi, N.; Morganti, S.; Napolitano, T.; Newman, S.; Nisi, S.; Nones, C.; Norman, E. B.; Nucciotti, A.; Orio, F.; Orlandi, D.; Ouellet, J. L.; Pallavicini, M.; Palmieri, V.; Pattavina, L.; Pavan, M.; Pedretti, M.; Pessina, G.; Pirro, S.; Previtali, E.; Rampazzo, V.; Rimondi, F.; Rosenfeld, C.; Rusconi, C.; Salvioni, C.; Sangiorgio, S.; Schaeffer, D.; Scielzo, N. D.; Sisti, M.; Smith, A. R.; Stivanello, F.; Taffarello, L.; Terenziani, G.; Tian, W. D.; Tomei, C.; Trentalange, S.; Ventura, G.; Vignati, M.; Wang, B. S.; Wang, H. W.; Whitten Jr., C. A.; Wise, T.; Woodcraft, A.; Xu, N.; Zanotti, L.; Zarra, C.; Zhu, B. X.; Zucchelli, S.

2011-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

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State-of-the-Art Beta Detection and Dosimetry  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The research funded by this NEER grant establishes the framework for a detailed understanding of the challenges in beta dosimetry, especially in the presence of a mixed radiation field. The work also stimulated the thinking of the research group which will lead to new concepts in digital signal processing to allow collection of detection signals and real-time analysis such that simultaneous beta and gamma spectroscopy can take place. The work described herein (with detail in the many publications that came out of this research) was conducted in a manner that provided dissertation and thesis topics for three students, one of whom was completely funded by this grant. The overall benefit of the work came in the form of a dramatic shift in signal processing that is normally conducted in analog pulse shape analysis. Analog signal processing was shown not to be feasible for this type of work; digital signal processing was a must. This, in turn, led the research team to a new understanding of pulse analysis, one in which expands the state-of-the-art in simultaneous beta and gamma spectroscopy with a single detector.

David M. Hamby

2008-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta Pictoris Debris Disk is a Proto-planetary Disk  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: The debris disk around the star Beta Pictoris is a proto-planetary disk which was caused by a collision of two or more aging stars. Beta Pictoris is shown to possess a large debris disk which glows in the infared. [1] It has been hypothesized that this debris disk is not evidence for the formation of new stars/exoplanets [2] but of the destruction of older stars colliding with each other, thus taking up new orbits around the proto-star Beta Pictoris, which is a very young planet, and leaving a very large debris field similar to our own asteroid belt. [3] The larger stars that collided will stabilize after losing incredible amounts of material and forming rings (like Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune). The smaller much more traveled stars will stabilize and take up orbit around the younger stars and form round, undifferentiated objects similar to the moon Callisto [4] , or the many other arrangements of moons around Saturn or Jupiter and smaller objects such as Ceres. This could also explain why they do not possess iron cores but are mostly volatiles such as water, ammonia, methane and sulfur dioxide which have a relatively low equilibrium condensation as opposed to refractory elements and molecules which have a much higher boiling point, and play a large part

Jeffrey J Wolynski

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PhytoBeta imager: a positron imager for plant biology  

SciTech Connect

Several positron emitting radioisotopes such as 11C and 13N can be used in plant biology research. The 11CO2 tracer is used to facilitate plant biology research toward optimization of plant productivity, biofuel development and carbon sequestration in biomass. Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging has been used to study carbon transport in live plants using 11CO2. Because plants typically have very thin leaves, little medium is present for the emitted positrons to undergo an annihilation event. The emitted positrons from 11C (maximum energy 960 keV) could require up to approximately 4 mm of water equivalent material for positron annihilation. Thus many of the positrons do not annihilate inside the leaf, resulting in limited sensitivity for PET imaging. To address this problem we have developed a compact beta-positive, beta-minus particle imager (PhytoBeta imager) for 11CO2 leaf imaging. The detector is based on a Hamamatsu H8500 position sensitive photomultiplier tube optically coupled via optical grease to a 0.5 mm thick Eljen EJ-212 plastic scintillator. The detector is equipped with a flexible arm to allow its placement and orientation over or under the leaf to be studied while maintaining the leaf's original orientation. To test the utility of the system the detector was used to measure carbon translocation in a leaf of the spicebush (Lindera benzoin) under two transient light conditions.

Weisenberger, Andrew G; Lee, Seungjoon; McKisson, John; McKisson, J E; Xi, Wenze; Zorn, Carl; Reid, Chantal D; Howell, Calvin R; Crowell, Alexander S; Cumberbatch, Laurie; Fallin, Brent; Stolin, Alexander

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of a new series of non-covalent proteasome inhibitors with exquisite potency and selectivity for the 20S [beta]5-subunit  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The mammalian 26S proteasome is a 2500 kDa multi-catalytic complex involved in intracellular protein degradation. We describe the synthesis and properties of a novel series of non-covalent di-peptide inhibitors of the proteasome used on a capped tri-peptide that was first identified by high-throughput screening of a library of approx. 350000 compounds for inhibitors of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in cells. We show that these compounds are entirely selective for the {beta}5 (chymotrypsin-like) site over the {beta}1 (caspase-like) and {beta}2 (trypsin-like) sites of the 20S core particle of the proteasome, and over a panel of less closely related proteases. Compound optimization, guided by X-ray crystallography of the liganded 20S core particle, confirmed their non-covalent binding mode and provided a structural basis for their enhanced in vitro and cellular potencies. We demonstrate that such compounds show low nanomolar IC{sub 50} values for the human 20S {beta}5 site in vitro, and that pharmacological inhibition of this site in cells is sufficient to potently inhibit the degradation of a tetra-ubiquitin-luciferase reporter, activation of NF{Kappa}B (nuclear factor {Kappa}B) in response to TNF-{alpha} (tumor necrosis factor-{alpha}) and the proliferation of cancer cells. Finally, we identified capped di-peptides that show differential selectivity for the {beta}5 site of the constitutively expressed proteasome and immunoproteasome in vitro and in B-cell lymphomas. Collectively, these studies describe the synthesis, activity and binding mode of a new series of non-covalent proteasome inhibitors with unprecedented potency and selectivity for the {beta}5 site, and which can discriminate between the constitutive proteasome and immunoproteasome in vitro and in cells.

Blackburn, Christopher; Gigstad, Kenneth M.; Hales, Paul; Garcia, Khristofer; Jones, Matthew; Bruzzese, Frank J.; Barrett, Cynthia; Liu, Jane X.; Soucy, Teresa A.; Sappal, Darshan S.; Bump, Nancy; Olhava, Edward J.; Fleming, Paul; Dick, Lawrence R.; Tsu, Christopher; Sintchak, Michael D.; Blank, Jonathan L. (Millennium)

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of 28 Days of Beta-Alanine and Creatine Monohydrate Supplementation on Muscle Carnosine, Body Composition and Exercise Performance in Recreationally Active Females  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Early research with beta-alanine (beta-ALA) supplementation has shown increases in muscle carnosine as well as improvements in body composition, exercise performance and blood lactate levels. Creatine monohydrate supplementation has been extensively researched for its effects on anaerobic exercise performance. Recently, a new line of studies have examined the combined effects beta-ALA and creatine supplementation on anaerobic exercise performance and lactate threshold. The purpose of the present study is to examine the acute and chronic effects of beta-ALA supplementation with and without creatine monohydrate on body composition, aerobic and anaerobic exercise performance, and muscle carnosine and phosphagen levels in college-aged recreationally active females. Thirty-two females were randomized in a double-blind placebo controlled manner into one of four supplementation groups including beta-ALA only, creatine only, beta-ALA and creatine combined and placebo. Participants supplemented for four weeks and reported for testing at baseline, day 7 and day 28. Testing sessions consisted of a resting muscle biopsy of the vastus lateralis, body composition measurements, a graded exercise test on the cycle ergometer for VO2max and lactate threshold, and multiple Wingate tests for anaerobic exercise performance. Results showed all supplementation strategies increasing muscle carnosine levels over placebo after four weeks, but not between groups. Muscle creatine increased for all groups after four weeks, but not between groups. There were improvements for all groups with body composition after four weeks, despite the present study not including a specific training protocol. There were no group differences observed for aerobic exercise, blood lactate levels, lactate threshold, ventilatory threshold, peak power, mean power, total work or rate of fatigue. There were some trends for anaerobic exercise indicating groups supplementing with creatine may have greater improvements, however, these findings were not statistically significant. The present study failed to show any additive effects of beta-ALA and creatine supplementation for body composition, aerobic exercise, lactate threshold or anaerobic exercise measures. This could be due to the small sample size resulting in low power and effect sizes. Previous research has demonstrated that four weeks of beta-ALA and creatine supplementation was enough time to increase muscle carnosine and phosphagen levels. However, perhaps more time is needed for performance adaptations to occur, especially without the addition of an exercise training component.

Kresta, Julie Yong

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Data Testing for ENDF/B-VII.1beta2  

SciTech Connect

Calculations have been performed for 390 critical assemblies from the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments using the beta2 release of ENDF/B-VII.1. The results are compared to previous results for ENDF/B-VII. Cases that changed between the two versions are highlighted, and the results are discussed. The Cross Section Evaluation Working Group (CSEWG) is working on a new release of the ENDF/B-VII library of evaluated nuclear data, and the 'beta2' set of files was recently made available by the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC). A set of about 850 input files for the MCNP Monte Carlo code to run critical assemblies from the International Handbook of Evaluated Criticality Safety Benchmark Experiments was available from our previous data testing work for ENDF/B-VII.0. We have now run 390 of those cases using data based on the beta2 files, and those results will be presented below. The ENDF files were downloaded from the NNDC to a Mac workstation. They were then processed using NJOY10 into ACE format files for use in the MCNP Monte Carlo code. The processing was limited to materials needed for the data testing work at this point. The existing MCNP input decks were used. No checking was done to see if any of the benchmarks had been updated since the ENDF/B-VII testing was finished. Most runs used 50 million histories in order to get Monte Carlo statistical uncertainties down the 0.01% range.

MacFarlane, Robert [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic structure of the low beta, quasi-perpendicular shock  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

ISEE 1 and 2 magnetic field measurements are used to examine the structure of the low beta, quasi-perpendicular shock. A shock crossing database consisting of ISEE 1 satellite crossings from the beginning of the mission in 1977 to the end of 1980 is utilized to identify shock crossings for this study. A set of 20 low beta, quasi-perpendicular shock crossings are drawn from the database for study. Analysis of the shock overshoots indicates that the strength of the overshoot of low beta, quasi-perpendicular shocks increases as the ratio of the Mach number to the first critical Mach number (or ratio of criticality) increases. There are subcritical crossings which have nonnegligible overshoots and other subcritical crossings which exhibit no overshoot. Wave analysis shows that the power of the downstream waves also increases as a function of this ratio of criticality. Upstream of the shock, large-amplitude, low-frequency whistler mode and higher-frequency (f {approximately} 1 Hz) whistler waves are evident for subcritical and marginally critical shocks. The lower-frequency whistlers are right-hand elliptically polarized and phase stand upstream of the shock, propagating along the shock normal direction. The thickness of the shock is found to be within a factor of 1 and 2 times greater than the wavelength of this precursor wave. This result is inconsistent with the conjecture that the shock is merely the last amplified cycle of the precursor wave, for if this were true, the thickness of the shock from minimum to maximum would be one half of the precursor wavelength. These ion cyclotron waves appear to result from the excitation of the Alfven ion cyclotron (AIC) instability. Ion cyclotron waves act to pitch angle scatter the ions downstream of the shock and remove the temperature anisotropy. A transitional behavior in the noncoplanar component of the magnetic field occurs at or about the first critical Mach number. 34 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

Farris, M.H.; Russell, C.T. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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H. R. 2092(Report No. 99-121, Parts I, II, and III): a bill to amend the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 and the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1986 and 1987, and for other purposes. Introduced in the House of Representatives, Nineth-Ninth Congress, First Session, April 17, 1985  

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Parts I, II, and III of the House report amend the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 and the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979 to preclude discriminatory tax treatment by states and local governments imposing an overvalued assessment against interstate gas transmission for ad valorem taxes. The amendment clarifies assessment terms and stipulates that federal courts may intervene if tax assessments exceed five per cent of true market value. The bill also authorizes the fiscal year 1986 and 1987 appropriations.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Can the beta decay of neutral kaons be observed?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The rate of the beta decay of neutral kaons is calculated within the meson dominance approach taking into account the relation between the KK\\rho and \\pi\\pi\\rho coupling constants which follows from the vector meson dominance in electromagnetic interactions and isospin symmetry. The decay rate transforms into the following branching fraction summed over the charge states indicated: B(K0L -> K+- e-+ nu)=(2.53+-0.10)x10^{-9}. The error is dominated by our estimate of isospin violating effects. Experimental aspects of such a measurement are discussed.

Peter Lichard; Julia Thompson

2000-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision Measurement of the Neutron Beta-Decay Asymmetry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new measurement of the neutron $\\beta$-decay asymmetry $A_0$ has been carried out by the UCNA collaboration using polarized ultracold neutrons (UCN) from the solid deuterium UCN source at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Improvements in the experiment have led to reductions in both statistical and systematic uncertainties leading to $A_0 = -0.11954(55)_{\\rm stat.}(98)_{\\rm syst.}$, corresponding to the ratio of axial-vector to vector coupling $\\lambda \\equiv g_A/g_V = -1.2756(30)$.

Mendenhall, M P; Bagdasarova, Y; Berguno, D B; Broussard, L J; Carr, R; Clayton, S; Currie, S; Ding, X; García, A; Geltenbort, P; Hickerson, K P; Hoagland, J; Hogan, G E; Holley, A T; Hong, R; Ito, T M; Filippone, B W; Knecht, A; Liu, C -Y; Liu, J L; Makela, M; Mammei, R R; Martin, J W; Melconian, D; Moore, S D; Morris, C L; Galván, A Pérez; Picker, R; Pitt, M L; Plaster, B; Rios, R; Saunders, A; Seestrom, S J; Sondheim, W E; Tatar, E; Vogelaar, R B; VornDick, B; Wrede, C; Young, A R; Zeck, B A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Precision Measurement of the Neutron Beta-Decay Asymmetry  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A new measurement of the neutron $\\beta$-decay asymmetry $A_0$ has been carried out by the UCNA collaboration using polarized ultracold neutrons (UCN) from the solid deuterium UCN source at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE). Improvements in the experiment have led to reductions in both statistical and systematic uncertainties leading to $A_0 = -0.11954(55)_{\\rm stat.}(98)_{\\rm syst.}$, corresponding to the ratio of axial-vector to vector coupling $\\lambda \\equiv g_A/g_V = -1.2756(30)$.

M. P. Mendenhall; R. W. Pattie Jr; Y. Bagdasarova; D. B. Berguno; L. J. Broussard; R. Carr; S. Currie; X. Ding; B. W. Filippone; A. García; P. Geltenbort; K. P. Hickerson; J. Hoagland; A. T. Holley; R. Hong; T. M. Ito; A. Knecht; C. -Y. Liu; J. L. Liu; M. Makela; R. R. Mammei; J. W. Martin; D. Melconian; S. D. Moore; C. L. Morris; A. Pérez Galván; R. Picker; M. L. Pitt; B. Plaster; J. C. Ramsey; R. Rios; A. Saunders; S. J. Seestrom; E. I. Sharapov; W. E. Sondheim; E. Tatar; R. B. Vogelaar; B. VornDick; C. Wrede; A. R. Young; B. A. Zeck

2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficient double beta decay nuclear matrix elements computations  

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We have developed a shell model code for the accurate computation of the two-body matrix elements of the transition operators involved in the neutrinoless double beta decay. This code features coupled cluster method short-range correlations with Jastrow-like functions, finite nucleon size effect and higher order nucleon current corrections. We present the results obtained for {sup 48}Ca and {sup 82}Se, then we compare them with other results in the literature. In the case of {sup 48}Ca, we also study the contributions of the included effects and find good agreement with other published results.

Neacsu, Andrei [Horia Hulubei Foundation (FHH) 407 Atomistilor, Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) 30 Reactorului, Magurele-Bucharest 077125 (Romania)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Fact Sheet: Sodium-Beta Batteries (October 2012) | Department of Energy  

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

Beta Batteries (October 2012) Beta Batteries (October 2012) Fact Sheet: Sodium-Beta Batteries (October 2012) DOE's Energy Storage Program is funding research to further develop a novel planar design for sodium-beta batteries (Na-beta batteries or NBBs) that will improve energy and power densities and simplify manufacturing. This project will demonstrate a planar prototype that operates at <300 degrees Celsius and will scale up the storage capacity to 5 kW, improving on the performance levels being pursued in related battery research projects. Fact Sheet: Sodium-Beta Batteries (October 2012) More Documents & Publications Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review Presentations - Poster Session 1 (Day 1): ARPA-E Projects Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review and Update Meeting Advanced Materials and Devices for Stationary Electrical Energy Storage

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Design and biological activity of {beta}-sheet breaker peptide conjugates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The sequence LPFFD (iA{beta}{sub 5}) prevents amyloid-{beta} peptide (A{beta}) fibrillogenesis and neurotoxicity, hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD), as previously demonstrated. In this study iA{beta}{sub 5} was covalently linked to poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and the activity of conjugates was assessed and compared to the activity of the peptide alone by in vitro studies. The conjugates were characterized by MALDI-TOF. Competition binding assays established that conjugates retained the ability to bind A{beta} with similar strength as iA{beta}{sub 5}. Transmission electron microscopy analysis showed that iA{beta}{sub 5} conjugates inhibited amyloid fibril formation, which is in agreement with binding properties observed for the conjugates towards A{beta}. The conjugates were also able to prevent amyloid-induced cell death, as evaluated by activation of caspase 3. These results demonstrated that the biological activity of iA{beta}{sub 5} is not affected by the pegylation process.

Rocha, Sandra [LEPAE, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal)], E-mail: sandra.rocha@fe.up.pt; Cardoso, Isabel [Molecular Neurobiology Unit, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Rua do Campo Alegre 823, 4150-180 Porto (Portugal); Boerner, Hans [Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, 14424 Potsdam (Germany); Pereira, Maria Carmo [LEPAE, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal); Saraiva, Maria Joao [Molecular Neurobiology Unit, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Rua do Campo Alegre 823, 4150-180 Porto (Portugal); ICBAS, University of Porto, Largo Prof. Abel Salazar 2, 4099-003 Porto (Portugal); Coelho, Manuel [LEPAE, Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto (Portugal)

2009-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Processing and the Evolution of Alpha/Beta Microtexture in Titanium ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Processing and the Evolution of Alpha/Beta Microtexture in ... Analysis of Hot Rolling with Simplified Weighted Velocity Field and MY Criterion.

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Letter to EAC Regarding iBeta Quality Assurance and SysTest ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... Q. How long does the accreditation process take? ... 18, 2007); iBeta Software Quality Assurance, LLC - applied ... to the system throughout its life cycle. ...

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Inverse beta decay reaction in $^{232}$Th and $^{233}$U fission antineutrino flux  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy spectra of antineutrinos coming from $^{232}$Th and $^{233}$U neutron-induced fission are calculated, relevant inverse beta decay $\\bar{{\

G. Domogatski; V. Kopeikin; L. Mikaelyan; V. Sinev

2004-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Rolling and Grinding of Thin Sheets of Beta-Solidified Gamma TiAl ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Presentation Title, Rolling and Grinding of Thin Sheets of Beta-Solidified ... of process parameters for TNMB1 titanium aluminide for selective laser melting ...

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{beta}-Catenin stabilization imparts crypt progenitor phenotype to hyperproliferating colonic epithelia  

SciTech Connect

Utilizing the Citrobacter rodentium (CR)-induced transmissible murine colonic hyperplasia (TMCH) model, we provide mechanistic basis of changes in {beta}-catenin/APC/CKI{epsilon} leading to progression and/or regression of hyperplasia in vivo. In response to CR-induced TMCH, crypt lengths increased significantly between days 6-27 post-infection, followed by a steep decline by day 34. {beta}-Cat{sup 45}/total {beta}-catenin were elevated on day 1 post-infection, preceding changes in crypt length, and persisted for 27 days before declining by day 34. Importantly, cellular CKI{epsilon} and {beta}-catenin co-immunoprecipitated and exhibited remarkable parallel changes in kinetics during hyperplasia/regression phases. {beta}-catenin, phosphorylated at Ser33,37 and Thr41 ({beta}-cat{sup 33,37/41}), was low till day 12, followed by gradual increase until day 27 before declining by day 34. GSK-3{beta} exhibited significant Ser{sup 9}-phosphorylation/inactivation at days 6-12 with partial recovery at days 27-34. Wild type (wt) APC (p312) levels increased at day 6 with transient proteolysis/truncation to p130 form between days 12 and 15; p312 reappeared by day 19 and returned to baseline by day 34. The kinetics of {beta}-Cat{sup 45}/{beta}-catenin nuclear accumulation and acetylation (Ac-{beta}-Cat{sup Lys49}) from days 6 to 27, followed by loss of phosphorylation/acetylation by day 34 was almost identical; Tcf-4 co-immunoprecipitated with {beta}-Cat{sup 45}/{beta}-catenin and localized immunohistochemically to {beta}-Cat{sup 41/45}-positive regions leading to elevated cyclin D1 expression, during the hyperproliferative, but not regression phases of TMCH. CKI{epsilon} mediated phosphorylation of {beta}-Cat{sup 45}, resulting in stabilization/nuclear translocation of {beta}-Cat{sup 45} may be critical for maintaining proliferation at days 6-27. Reversal of GSK-3{beta} phosphorylation and APC changes may be equally critical during the regression phase from days 27 to 34.

Sellin, Joseph H.; Wang Yu [Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX (United States); Singh, Pomila [Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX (United States); Umar, Shahid [Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 920 Stanton L. Young Blvd, WP 1360, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 (United States)], E-mail: shahid-umar@ouhsc.edu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

244

The Study of Phase Transformations in Metastable Beta-Ti Alloys by ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstract Scope, In-situ electrical resistivity measurement during linear heating at different rates was performed on various metastable beta titanium alloys in ...

245

Compact Beta Particle/Positron Imager for Plant Biology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 11CO2 tracer is used to facilitate plant biology research towards optimization of plant productivity, biofuel development and carbon sequestration in biomass. Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging has been used to study carbon transport in live plants using 11CO2. Plants typically have very thin leaves resulting in little medium for the emitted positrons to undergo an annihilation event. For the emitted positron from 11C decay approximately 1mm of water equivalent material is needed for positron annihilation. Thus most of the positrons do not annihilate inside the leaf, resulting in limited sensitivity for PET imaging. To address this problem we have developed a compact beta-positive beta-minus particle (BPBM) imager for 11CO2 leaf imaging. The detector is based on a Hamamatsu H8500 position sensitive photomultiplier tube optically coupled via optical grease and a 3mm thick glass plate to a 0.5mm thick Eljin EJ-212 plastic scintillator. The detector is equipped with a flexible arm to allow its placement and orientation on the leaf of the plant of interest while maintaining the leaf's original orientation. We are planning to utilize the imaging device at the Duke University Phytotron to investigate dynamic carbon transport differences between invasive and native species.

Weisenberger, Andrew; Lee, Seung Joon; McKisson, John; Xi, Wenze; Zorn, Carl; Stolin, Alexander; Majewski, Stan; Majewski, Stanislaw; Howell, Calvin; Crowell, Alec

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular low aspect ratio-high beta torsatron  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fusion reactor device in which the toroidal magnetic field and at least a portion of the poloidal magnetic field are provided by a single set of modular coils. The coils are arranged on the surface of a low aspect ratio toroid in planes having the cylindrical coordinate relationship .phi.=.phi..sub.i +kz where k is a constant equal to each coil's pitch and .phi..sub.i is the toroidal angle at which the i'th coil intersects the z=o plane. The device may be described as a modular, high beta torsation whose screw symmetry is pointed along the systems major (z) axis. The toroid defined by the modular coils preferably has a racetrack minor cross section. When vertical field coils and preferably a toroidal plasma current are provided for magnetic field surface closure within the toroid, a vacuum magnetic field of racetrack shaped minor cross section with improved stability and beta valves is obtained.

Sheffield, George V. (Hopewell, NJ); Furth, Harold P. (Princeton, NJ)

1984-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of the neutron $\\beta$-asymmetry parameter $A_0$ with ultracold neutrons  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present a detailed report of a measurement of the neutron $\\beta$-asymmetry parameter $A_0$, the parity-violating angular correlation between the neutron spin and the decay electron momentum, performed with polarized ultracold neutrons (UCN). UCN were extracted from a pulsed spallation solid deuterium source and polarized via transport through a 7-T magnetic field. The polarized UCN were then transported through an adiabatic-fast-passage spin-flipper field region, prior to storage in a cylindrical decay volume situated within a 1-T $2 \\times 2\\pi$ solenoidal spectrometer. The asymmetry was extracted from measurements of the decay electrons in multiwire proportional chamber and plastic scintillator detector packages located on both ends of the spectrometer. From an analysis of data acquired during runs in 2008 and 2009, we report $A_0 = -0.11966 \\pm 0.00089_{-0.00140} ^{+0.00123}$, from which we extract a value for the ratio of the weak axial-vector and vector coupling constants of the nucleon, $\\lambda = g...

Plaster, B; Back, H O; Bowles, T J; Broussard, L J; Carr, R; Clayton, S; Currie, S; Filippone, B W; Garcia, A; Geltenbort, P; Hickerson, K P; Hoagland, J; Hogan, G E; Hona, B; Holley, A T; Ito, T M; Liu, C -Y; Liu, J; Makela, M; Mammei, R R; Martin, J W; Melconian, D; Mendenhall, M P; Morris, C L; Mortensen, R; Pattie, R W; Jr.,; Galvan, A Perez; Pitt, M L; Ramsey, J C; Russell, R; Saunders, A; Schmid, R; Seestrom, S J; Sjue, S; Sondheim, W E; Tatar, E; Tipton, B; Vogelaar, R B; VornDick, B; Wrede, C; Xu, Y P; Yan, H; Young, A R; Yuan, J

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of a heat resistant beta-glucosidase as a new reporter in cells and mice  

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, bladder and small intestinal samples from Ahcre/R26(SYNbglA)R mice induced with ?- napthoflavone 1-6 weeks previously were fixed in various fixatives for 1-6 h, processed through an ascending series of ethanols, xylene and into paraffin wax at 65°C... - neal injections of 80 mg/kg ?-napthoflavone (?NF; Sigma) dissolved in corn oil (8 mg/mL) at the frequencies stated and controls received either no treatment or corn oil only. Tissues and immunohistochemistry Whole tissues for BCI-glu staining were...

McCutcheon, Susan C; Jones, Ken; Cumming, Sarah A; Kemp, Richard; Ireland-Zecchini, Heather; Saunders, John C; Houghton, Carol A; Howard, Louise A; Winton, Douglas J

2010-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Report  

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

Report Report Fiscal Year 2011 Office of Environment, Security, Safety and Health

250

Solid electrolyte battery materials. Technical report  

SciTech Connect

This is the third technical report relating to work on Solid Electrolyte Battery Materials. During the past 18 months our efforts have had two major aims: one is to develop a novel technique for producing beta alumina solid electrolytes for use in the sodium-sulfur cell. The other is to search for new fast ion conducting materials for lithium and potassium ions, as well as to examine mixed conductor materials for potential application as electrodes in advanced secondary battery designs. The details and results of our efforts for the first year are presented in Technical Report No. 2. The present report covers the first six months of effort in the second year.

Huggins, R.A.

1974-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The Fermi And Gamov-Teller {beta}-Decay Excitations Of The Scissors Mode 1+ States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this study, the allowed Gamov-Teller (GT) and Fermi {beta} transitions from 1+-state of the odd-odd nuclei to 1+-states are considered. Calculation of the {beta} transition matrix elements is performed in the phonon description and an analytical expressions for MF and MGT matrix elements are obtained for the first time.

Yildirm, Z.; Ertugral, F.; Kuliev, A. A. [Sakarya University, Physics Department, Adapazari (Turkey); Guliyev, E. [Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Baku (Azerbaijan)

2007-04-23T23:59:59.000Z

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The History Heuristic and Alpha-Beta Search Enhancements in Practice  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many enhancements to the alpha-beta algorithm have been proposed to help reduce the size of minimax trees. A recent enhancement, the history heuristic, which improves the order in which branches are considered at interior nodes is described. A comprehensive ... Keywords: alpha-beta search enhancements, game trees, history heuristic, interior nodes, minimax techniques, minimax trees, search problems, transposition tables, trees (mathematics)

J. Schaeffer

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Q value for the double-{beta} decay of {sup 136}Xe  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The high-resolution, deflection-type mass spectrometer, Manitoba II, has been used to determine directly the mass difference {sup 136}Xe-{sup 136}Ba to be 2639.6 (0.6) {mu}u, giving Q{sub {beta}{beta}}=2458.7 (0.6) keV.

McCowan, P. M.; Barber, R. C. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2 (Canada)

2010-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Well completions in the Beta Field, Offshore California  

SciTech Connect

The heavy oil reservoir in the Beta Field, Offshore California is thick (up to 1200 feet gross), unconsolidated, consists of nine distinct sand intervals, and lies at a shallow depth. In order to economically develop the field from two platforms and be able to waterflood, the development wells must be highly deviated with an 'S' shaped profile, have isolated multi-zone completions designed with the capability to selectively inject or produce any combination of zones, and produce virtually sand-free because of the use of electric submersible pumps for artificial lift. To meet these requirements, new completion techniques were developed. This paper reviews the overall completion sequence starting with primary cementing and zonal isolation, through perforating and perforation cleanup, and finishing with the inside casing gravel packing and gravel pack logging. The new techniques have proved expedient and successful, with 40 producing wells containing a total of 152 individual zones completed as of December, 1982.

Bruist, E.H.; Botts, T.M.; Jefferis, R.G.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electron Capture Reactions and Beta Decays in Steller Environments  

SciTech Connect

Electron capture reactions on Ni and Co isotopes are investigated by shell model calculations in steller environments. The capture rates depend sensitively on the distribution of the Gamow-Teller (GT) strength. The capture rates obtained by using GXPF1J Hamiltonian for fp-shell are found to be consistent with the rates obtained from experimental GT strength in {sup 58}Ni and {sup 60}Ni. Capture rates in Co isotopes, where there were large discrepancies among previous calculations, are also investigated. Beta decays of the N = 126 isotones are studied by shell model calculations taking into account both the GT and first-forbidden (FF) transitions. The FF transitions are found to be important to reduce the half-lives by twice to several times of those by the GT contributions only. Implications of the short half-lives of the waiting point nuclei on the r-process nucleosynthesis are discussed for various astrophysical conditions.

Suzuki, T. [Department of Physics and Graduate School of Integrated Basic Sciences, College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University, Sakurajosui 3-25-40, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8550, Japan and Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198 (Japan); Mao, H. [Graduate School of Integrated Basic Sciences, Nihon University, Sakurajosui-3-25-40, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8550, Japan and ENSPS, Pole API-Parc d'Innovation, Boulevard Sebastien Brant, BP 10413, 67412 ILLKIRCH CEDEXL (France); Honma, M. [Center for Mathematical Sciences, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580 (Japan); Yoshida, T. [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan); Kajino, T. [Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan) and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 (Japan); Otsuka, T. [Department of Physics and Center for Nuclear Study, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 (Japan) and RIKEN, Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)

2011-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Scenarios for the ATF2 Ultra-Low Betas Proposal  

SciTech Connect

The current ATF2 Ultra-Low beta proposal was designed to achieve 20nm vertical IP beam size without considering the multipolar components of the FD magnets. In this paper we describe different scenarios that avoid the detrimental effect of these multipolar errors to the beam size at the interaction point (IP). The simplest approach consists in modifying the optics, but other solutions are studied as the introduction of super-conducting wigglers to reduce the emittance or the replacement of the normal-conducting focusing quadrupole in the Final Doublet (NC-QF1FF) with a super-conducting quadrupole one (SC-QF1FF). These are fully addressed in the paper.

Marin, Eduardo; /CERN; Tomas, Rogelio; /CERN; Bambade, Philip; /Orsay, LAL; Kuroda, Shigeru; /KEK, Tsukuba; Okugi, Toshiyuki; /KEK, Tsukuba; Tauchi, Toshiaki; /KEK, Tsukuba; Terunuma, Nobuhiro; /KEK, Tsukuba; Urakawa, Junji; /KEK, Tsukuba; Parker, Brett; /Brookhaven; Seryi, Andrei; /SLAC; White, Glen; /SLAC; Woodley, Mark; /SLAC

2012-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta function measurement in the Tevatron using quadrupole gradient modulation  

SciTech Connect

Early in Run2, there was an effort to compare the different emittance measurements in the Tevatron (flying wires and synchrotron light) and understand the origin of the observed differences. To measure the beta function at a few key locations near the instruments, air-core quadrupoles were installed. By modulating the gradient of these magnets and measuring the effect on the tune, the lattice parameters can be extracted. Initially, the results seem to disagree with other methods. At the time, the lattice was strongly coupled due to a skew component in the main dipoles, caused by sagging of the cryostat. After a large fraction of the superconducting magnets were shimmed to remove a strong skew quadrupole component, the results now agree with the theoretical values to within 20%.

Jansson, A.; Lebrun, P.; Volk, J.T.; /Fermilab

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sodium-Beta Alumina Batteries: Status and Challenges  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Sodium-beta alumina batteries, have been extensively developed for a few decades and encouraging progress has been achieved so far. The anode is typically molten sodium while the cathode can be molten sulfur (Na-S battery) or solid transition metal halides plus a liquid phase secondary electrolyte (e.g., ZEBRA battery). The electrolyte typically used is a ?"-Al2O3 solid membrane. The issues prohibiting broad commercialization of this type of technology are dependent on the materials used, but can be broadly described as relatively high cost, safety (particularly for the Na-S couple), and low power. This paper offers a review on materials and designs for the batteries and discusses the challenges ahead for further technology improvement.

Lu, Xiaochuan; Lemmon, John P.; Sprenkle, Vincent L.; Yang, Zhenguo

2010-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Modular low-aspect-ratio high-beta torsatron  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A fusion-reactor device is described which the toroidal magnetic field and at least a portion of the poloidal magnetic field are provided by a single set of modular coils. The coils are arranged on the surface of a low-aspect-ratio toroid in planed having the cylindrical coordinate relationship phi = phi/sub i/ + kz, where k is a constant equal to each coil's pitch and phi/sub i/ is the toroidal angle at which the i'th coil intersects the z = o plane. The toroid defined by the modular coils preferably has a race track minor cross section. When vertical field coils and, preferably, a toroidal plasma current are provided for magnetic-field-surface closure within the toroid, a vacuum magnetic field of racetrack-shaped minor cross section with improved stability and beta valves is obtained.

Sheffield, G.V.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

Annual Reports  

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The first ambient pressure organic superconductor containing oxygen in the donor molecule,. beta. sub m -(BEDO-TTF) sub 3 Cu sub 2 (NCS) sub 3 , T sub c = 1. 06 K  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The discovery of superconductivity in an organic charge-transfer salt containing an oxygen-bearing organic-donor molecule is reported. The synthesis of the compound, {beta}{sub m}-(BEDO-TTF){sub 3}Cu{sub 2}(NCS){sub 3} BEDO-TTF = bis(ethylenedioxy) tetrafulvalene, is described. Its crystal structure, its characteristic ESR properties, results of inductive measurements of its superconducting transition, and its band electronic structure are all reported. 18 refs., 3 figs.

Beno, M.A.; Wang, H.H.; Kini, A.M.; Carlson, K.D.; Geiser, U.; Kwok, W.K.; Thompson, J.E.; Williams, J.M. (Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)); Ren, Jingquing; Whangbo, Myunghwan (North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh (USA))

1990-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

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reports Hanford DDRS - Declassified Document Retrieval System Other Reports Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) DTIC Online - DOD reports from the Defense...

265

Involvement of DNA polymerase beta in repairing oxidative damages induced by antitumor drug adriamycin  

SciTech Connect

Adriamycin (ADM) is a widely used antineoplastic drug. However, the increasing cellular resistance has become a serious limitation to ADM clinical application. The most important mechanism related to ADM-induced cell death is oxidative DNA damage mediated by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Base excision repair (BER) is a major pathway in the repair of DNA single strand break (SSB) and oxidized base. In this study, we firstly applied the murine embryo fibroblasts wild-type (pol {beta} +/+) and homozygous pol {beta} null cell (pol {beta} -/-) as a model to investigate ADM DNA-damaging effects and the molecular basis underlying these effects. Here, cellular sensitivity to ADM was examined using colorimetric assay and colony forming assay. ADM-induced cellular ROS level and the alteration of superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity were measured by commercial kits. Further, DNA strand break, chromosomal damage and gene mutation were assessed by comet assay, micronucleus test and hprt gene mutation assay, respectively. The results showed that pol {beta} -/- cells were more sensitive to ADM compared with pol {beta} +/+ cells and more severe SSB and chromosomal damage as well as higher hprt gene mutation frequency were observed in pol {beta} -/- cells. ROS level in pol {beta} -/- cells increased along with decreased activity of SOD. These results demonstrated that pol {beta} deficiency could enable ROS accumulation with SOD activity decrease, further elevate oxidative DNA damage, and subsequently result in SSB, chromosome cleavage as well as gene mutation, which may be partly responsible for the cytotoxicity of ADM and the hypersensitivity of pol {beta} -/- cells to ADM. These findings suggested that pol {beta} is vital for repairing oxidative damage induced by ADM.

Liu Shukun; Wu Mei [Department of Environmental Health, Sichuan University, West China School of Public Health, Chengdu (China); Zhang Zunzhen, E-mail: zhangzunzhen@163.co [Department of Environmental Health, Sichuan University, West China School of Public Health, Chengdu (China)

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Microsoft Word - INL_EXT-10-20208 DOE-Cooling Water Issues & Opportunities-Main Report-Rev.1.docx  

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

A Report to the U.S. Department of Energy A Report to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy December 2010 INL/EXT-10-20208 Revision 1 ii iii COOLING WATER ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES AT U.S. NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS A Report to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy Revision 1 December 2010 iv v PURPOSE This report has been prepared for the Department of Energy, Office of Light Water Reactor Technologies within DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE), for the purpose of providing a status report on the challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. commercial nuclear energy industry in the area of plant cooling water supply. The report was prompted in part by recent Second Circuit and Supreme Court decisions regarding cooling water system designs at existing thermo-electric power generating facilities

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POINT 2011: ENDF/B-VII.1 Beta2 Temperature Dependent Cross Section Library  

SciTech Connect

This report is one in the series of 'POINT' reports that over the years have presented temperature dependent cross sections for the then current version of ENDF/B. In each case I have used my personal computer at home and publicly available data and codes. I have used these in combination to produce the temperature dependent cross sections used in applications and presented in this report. I should mention that today anyone with a personal computer can produce these results. The latest ENDF/B-VII.1 beta2 data library was recently and is now freely available through the National Nuclear Data Center (NNDC), Brookhaven National Laboratory. This release completely supersedes all preceding releases of ENDF/B. As distributed the ENDF/B-VII.1 data includes cross sections represented in the form of a combination of resonance parameters and/or tabulated energy dependent cross sections, nominally at 0 Kelvin temperature. For use in our applications the ENDF/B-VII.1 library has been processed into cross sections at eight neutron reactor like temperatures, between 0 and 2100 Kelvin, in steps of 300 Kelvin (the exception being 293.6 Kelvin, for exact room temperature at 20 Celsius). It has also been processed to five astrophysics like temperatures, 1, 10, 100 eV, 1 and 10 keV. For reference purposes, 300 Kelvin is approximately 1/40 eV, so that 1 eV is approximately 12,000 Kelvin. At each temperature the cross sections are tabulated and linearly interpolable in energy. All results are in the computer independent ENDF-6 character format [R2], which allows the data to be easily transported between computers. In its processed form the POINT 2011 library is approximately 16 gigabyte in size and is distributed on one compressed DVDs (see, below for the details of the contents of each DVD).

Cullen, D E

2011-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

268

Gyrokinetic studies of the effect of {beta} on drift-wave stability in the National Compact Stellarator Experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The gyrokinetic turbulence code GS2 was used to investigate the effects of plasma {beta} on linear, collisionless ion temperature gradient (ITG) modes and trapped electron modes (TEM) in National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) geometry. Plasma {beta} affects stability in two ways: through the equilibrium and through magnetic fluctuations. The first was studied here by comparing ITG and TEM stability in two NCSX equilibria of differing {beta} values, revealing that the high {beta} equilibrium was marginally more stable than the low {beta} equilibrium in the adiabatic-electron ITG mode case. However, the high {beta} case had a lower kinetic-electron ITG mode critical gradient. Electrostatic and electromagnetic ITG and TEM mode growth rate dependencies on temperature gradient and density gradient were qualitatively similar. The second {beta} effect is demonstrated via electromagnetic ITG growth rates' dependency on GS2's {beta} input parameter. A linear benchmark with gyrokinetic codes GENE and GKV-X is also presented.

Baumgaertel, J. A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544 (United States); Hammett, G. W.; Mikkelsen, D. R. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Nunami, M. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan); Xanthopoulos, P. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Teilinstitut Greifswald, Wendelsteinstr. 1, 17491 Greifswald (Germany)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A HIGH-RESOLUTION HIGH-LUMINOSITY BETA-RAY SPECTROMETER DESIGN EMPLOYING AZIMUTHALLY VARYING MAGNETIC FIELDS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

BETA-RAY SPECTROMETER DESIGN EMPLOYING AZIMUTHALLY VARYING MAGNETIC FIELDSBETA-RAY SPECTROMETER DESIGN EMPLOYING AZIMUTHALLY VARYING MAGNETIC FIELDSfield of the present type. UCRL-16802 Introduction In attempting to find an efficient magnetic beta-

Bergkvist, Karl-Erik

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Cloning and characterization of KNR4, a yeast gene involved in (1,3)-{beta}-glucan synthesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

K9 killer toxin from Hansenula mrakii was used to select a number of resistant mutants from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Preliminary biochemical and genetic studies showed that some of them acquired structural defects in the cell wall. One of these mutants, the knr4-1 mutant, displays a number of cell wall defects, including osmotic sensitivity; sensitivity to cercosporamide, a known antifungal agent; and resistance to Zymolyase, a (1,3)-{beta}-glucanase. We report here the isolation and analysis of the KNR4 gene. DNA sequence analysis revealed an uninterrupted open reading frame which contains five potential start codons. The longest coding template encodes a protein of 505 amino acids with a calculated molecular mass of 57,044 Da. A data base search revealed 100% identity with a nuclear protein, SMI1p. Disruption of the KNR4 locus does not result in cell death; however, it leads to reduced levels of both (1,3)-{beta}-glucan synthase activity and (1,3)-p-glucan content in the cell wall. The gene was mapped to the right arm of chromosome VII. 70 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

Hong, Zhi; Mann, P.; Brown, N.H. [Schering-Plough Research Inst., Kenilworth, NJ (United States)] [and others

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Materials and Molecular Research Division. Annual report 1981  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Progress is reported in the areas of materials sciences, chemical sciences, nuclear sciences, fossil energy, advanced (laser) isotope separation technology, energy storage, superconducting magnets, and nuclear waste management. Work for others included phase equilibria for coal gasification products and ..beta..-alumina electrolytes for storage batteries. (DLC)

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1982-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

A Poised Chromatin Platform for TGF-[beta] Access to Master Regulators  

SciTech Connect

Specific chromatin marks keep master regulators of differentiation silent yet poised for activation by extracellular signals. We report that nodal TGF-{beta} signals use the poised histone mark H3K9me3 to trigger differentiation of mammalian embryonic stem cells. Nodal receptors induce the formation of companion Smad4-Smad2/3 and TRIM33-Smad2/3 complexes. The PHD-Bromo cassette of TRIM33 facilitates binding of TRIM33-Smad2/3 to H3K9me3 and H3K18ac on the promoters of mesendoderm regulators Gsc and Mixl1. The crystal structure of this cassette, bound to histone H3 peptides, illustrates that PHD recognizes K9me3, and Bromo binds an adjacent K18ac. The interaction between TRIM33-Smad2/3 and H3K9me3 displaces the chromatin-compacting factor HP1, making nodal response elements accessible to Smad4-Smad2/3 for Pol II recruitment. In turn, Smad4 increases K18 acetylation to augment TRIM33-Smad2/3 binding. Thus, nodal effectors use the H3K9me3 mark as a platform to switch master regulators of stem cell differentiation from the poised to the active state.

Xi, Qiaoran; Wang, Zhanxin; Zaromytidou, Alexia-Ileana; Zhang, Xiang H.-F.; Chow-Tsang, Lai-Fong; Liu, Jing X.; Kim, Hyesoo; Barlas, Afsar; Manova-Todorova, Katia; Kaartinen, Vesa; Studer, Lorenz; Mark, Willie; Patel, Dinshaw J.; Massagué, Joan (Michigan); (MSKCC)

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

273

Exploring the evolution of color-luminosity parameter $\\beta$ and its effects on parameter estimation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In Phys. Rev. D 88, 043511 (2013), using the Supernova Legacy Survey Three Year (SNLS3) data, Wang & Wang found that there is a strong evidence for the redshift-evolution of color-luminosity parameter $\\beta$. In this paper, using three simplest dark energy models ($\\Lambda$CDM, $w$CDM, and CPL), we further explore the evolution of $\\beta$ and its effects on parameter estimation. In addition to the SNLS3 data, we also take into account the Planck distance priors data, as well as the latest galaxy clustering (GC) data extracted from SDSS DR7 and BOSS. We find that, for all the models, $\\beta$ deviates from a constant at 5$\\sigma$ confidence levels. Moreover, adding a parameter of $\\beta$ can reduce the best-fit values of $\\chi^2$ by $\\sim$ 35, showing the importance of considering the evolution of $\\beta$ in the cosmology-fits. We find that, using the SNLS3 data alone, varying $\\beta$ yields a larger $\\Omega_m$ for the $\\Lambda$CDM model; using the SNLS3+CMB+GC data, varying $\\beta$ yields a larger $\\Omega...

Wang, Shuang; Zhang, Xin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Report on siphon penstocks for hydroelectric projects  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report on the use of siphon penstocks for hydroelectric installations has been prepared under DOE Contract AC07-82ID12356 by Acres International Corporation and draws extensively on the information and data assembled by the following organizations: CHI Engineering Services; Clearwater Hydro; Gannett Fleming Water Resources Engineers, Inc.; Harza Engineering Company; J. Kenneth Fraser and Associates, P.C.; Mead and Hunt, Inc.; TKO Power--Ott Water Engineers, Inc.; and Williams and Broome, Inc. The purpose of the study was to review the design, construction, operation, and maintenance considerations for siphon penstocks. The discussions, data, and information presented are based on experiences with the following operational siphon penstock plants: Columbia Mills Hydroelectric Plant, Virginia; Jim Falls Minimum Flow Unit Hydro Development, Wisconsin; Lac Courte Oreilles Hydro Development, Wisconsin; Ontelaunee Hydroelectric Project, Pennsylvania; Pine Grove Dam Hydroelectric Station, Pennsylvania; Pocono Lake Hydroelectric Project, Pennsylvania; Schaads Reservoir Hydroelectric Project, California; Second Broad River Hydroelectric Project, North Carolina; Superior Dam Power Station, Michigan; Tierckenkill Falls Hydroelectric Project, New York; and Traicao Hydroelectric Project, Brazil. 71 figs., 12 tabs.

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1989-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Mechanisms Associated with Rumpling of Pt-Modified Beta-NiAl Coatings  

SciTech Connect

The formation of surface undulations (i.e. rumpling) at the bond coat/thermally grown oxide (TGO) interface has been shown to cause failure by spallation of the ceramic top coat in aero-turbine systems. Many mechanisms have been proposed concerning the cause of these surface distortions; however, there is little agreement on what may be the dominating cause of the rumpling behavior. Of there mechanisms, the reversible phase transformation from a cubic {beta}-NiAl structure to a face centered tetragonal (FCT) martensitic phase was of particular interest because of its ability to form surface rumpling in Pt-modified {beta} bulk alloys. However, the bulk alloys used in obtaining that result were simple ternary systems and not relevant to actual coating compositions as other alloying elements enter the coating due to coating/substrate interdiffusion at high temperature. In the current study, the depletion behavior of a commercial coating was studied. Compositions from the depletion path were determined and bulk alloys representing these coating compositions were prepared. The martensitic phase transformation was then characterized using DSC and XRD. The martensitic start temperature on cooling, Ms, was consistently found to be significantly lower than previously reported values (e.g. 530 C vs 100 C). Because of the low Ms temperature, the formation of the martensitic phase was concluded to be unnecessary for the occurrence of rumpling. However, cyclic exposure treatments at low temperature ({approx} 400 C) of bulk alloys and commercial coatings did show the detrimental effects of the phase transformation in the form of crack formation and propagation leading to eventual failure of the alloys. The current work also infers that the differences in coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) mismatch between the coating and substrate are the dominating factor leading to rumpling. Dilatometry measurements were made on bulk alloys representing depleted coatings and the superalloy substrate to determine CTE as a function of temperature. Finally, simulations were completed to help determine the role of CTE mismatch. It was found that these results compared closely to those collected during experimental cyclic exposure treatments; although, modification to the current model were found to be needed in order to truly simulate rumpling.

Joseph Peter Henderkott

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

First magnetic field models for recently discovered magnetic beta Cephei and slowly pulsating B stars  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In spite of recent detections of magnetic fields in a number of beta Cephei and slowly pulsating B (SPB) stars, their impact on stellar rotation, pulsations, and element diffusion is not sufficiently studied yet. The reason for this is the lack of knowledge of rotation periods, the magnetic field strength distribution and temporal variability, and the field geometry. New longitudinal field measurements of four beta Cephei and candidate beta Cephei stars, and two SPB stars were acquired with FORS2 at the VLT. These measurements allowed us to carry out a search for rotation periods and to constrain the magnetic field geometry for four stars in our sample.

Hubrig, S; Schoeller, M; Briquet, M; Morel, T; De Cat, P

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Beta-decay properties of Zr and Mo neutron-rich isotopes  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Gamow-Teller strength distributions, beta-decay half-lives, and beta-delayed neutron emission are investigated in neutron-rich Zr and Mo isotopes within a deformed quasiparticle random-phase approximation. The approach is based on a self-consistent Skyrme Hartree-Fock mean field with pairing correlations and residual separable particle-hole and particle-particle forces. Comparison with recent measurements of half-lives stresses the important role that nuclear deformation plays in the description of beta-decay properties in this mass region.

Sarriguren, P

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

An alpha/beta/gamma health physics instrument with pulse-shape discrimination  

SciTech Connect

A recent breakthrough in alpha scintillation detector design supports the feasibility of extending this new technology to the development of a monolithic alpha/beta/gamma ({alpha}/{beta}/{gamma}) scintillation detector. The new scintillator is physically robust and chemically resistant to environmental conditions encountered in radiation monitoring, and yet inexpensive to manufacture. The use of pulse-shape discrimination electronics allows pulses from each scintillator to be separated for particle identification. An {alpha}/{beta}/{gamma} detector has a wide variety of possible applications including laundry monitoring, wastewater monitoring, air sampling, and health physics instrumentation. 2 refs., 1 fig.

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

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Molecular simulations of beta-amyloid protein near hydrated lipids (PECASE).  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We performed molecular dynamics simulations of beta-amyloid (A{beta}) protein and A{beta} fragment(31-42) in bulk water and near hydrated lipids to study the mechanism of neurotoxicity associated with the aggregation of the protein. We constructed full atomistic models using Cerius2 and ran simulations using LAMMPS. MD simulations with different conformations and positions of the protein fragment were performed. Thermodynamic properties were compared with previous literature and the results were analyzed. Longer simulations and data analyses based on the free energy profiles along the distance between the protein and the interface are ongoing.

Thompson, Aidan Patrick; Han, Kunwoo (Texas A& M University, College Station, TX); Ford, David M. (Texas A& M University, College Station, TX)

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

A High Temperature Electrochemical Energy Storage System Based on Sodium Beta-Alumina Solid Electrolyte (Base)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the work done during the period September 1, 2005 and March 31, 2008. Work was conducted in the following areas: (1) Fabrication of sodium beta{double_prime} alumina solid electrolyte (BASE) using a vapor phase process. (2) Mechanistic studies on the conversion of {alpha}-alumina + zirconia into beta{double_prime}-alumina + zirconia by the vapor phase process. (3) Characterization of BASE by X-ray diffraction, SEM, and conductivity measurements. (4) Design, construction and electrochemical testing of a symmetric cell containing BASE as the electrolyte and NaCl + ZnCl{sub 2} as the electrodes. (5) Design, construction, and electrochemical evaluation of Na/BASE/ZnCl{sub 2} electrochemical cells. (6) Stability studies in ZnCl{sub 2}, SnCl{sub 2}, and SnI{sub 4} (7) Design, assembly and testing of planar stacks. (8) Investigation of the effect of porous surface layers on BASE on cell resistance. The conventional process for the fabrication of sodium ion conducting beta{double_prime}-alumina involves calcination of {alpha}-alumina + Na{sub 2}CO{sub 3} + LiNO{sub 3} at 1250 C, followed by sintering powder compacts in sealed containers (platinum or MgO) at {approx}1600 C. The novel vapor phase process involves first sintering a mixture of {alpha}-alumina + yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) into a dense ceramic followed by exposure to soda vapor at {approx}1450 C to convert {alpha}-alumina into beta{double_prime}-alumina. The vapor phase process leads to a high strength BASE, which is also resistant to moisture attack, unlike BASE made by the conventional process. The PI is the lead inventor of the process. Discs and tubes of BASE were fabricated in the present work. In the conventional process, sintering of BASE is accomplished by a transient liquid phase mechanism wherein the liquid phase contains NaAlO{sub 2}. Some NaAlO{sub 2} continues to remain at grain boundaries; and is the root cause of its water sensitivity. In the vapor phase process, NaAlO{sub 2} is never formed. Conversion occurs by a coupled transport of Na{sup +} through BASE formed and of O{sup 2-} through YSZ to the reaction front. Transport to the reaction front is described in terms of a chemical diffusion coefficient of Na{sub 2}O. The conversion kinetics as a function of microstructure is under investigation. The mechanism of conversion is described in this report. A number of discs and tubes of BASE have been fabricated by the vapor phase process. The material was investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD), optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), before and after conversion. Conductivity (which is almost exclusively due to sodium ion transport at the temperatures of interest) was measured. Conductivity was measured using sodium-sodium tests as well as by impedance spectroscopy. Various types of both planar and tubular electrochemical cells were assembled and tested. In some cases the objective was to determine if there was any interaction between the salt and BASE. The interaction of interest was mainly ion exchange (possible replacement of sodium ion by the salt cation). It was noted that Zn{sup 2+} did not replace Na+ over the conditions of interest. For this reason much of the work was conducted with ZnCl{sub 2} as the cathode salt. In the case of Sn-based, Sn{sup 2+} did ion exchange, but Sn{sup 4+} did not. This suggests that Sn{sup 4+} salts are viable candidates. These results and implications are discussed in the report. Cells made with Na as the anode and ZnCl{sub 2} as the cathode were successfully charged/discharged numerous times. The key advantages of the batteries under investigation here over the Na-S batteries are: (1) Steel wool can be used in the cathode compartment unlike Na-S batteries which require expensive graphite. (2) Planar cells can be constructed in addition to tubular, allowing for greater design flexibility and integration with other devices such as planar SOFC. (3) Comparable or higher open circuit voltage (OCV) than the Na-S battery. (4) Wider operating temperature range and higher temper

Anil Virkar

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The neutron long counter NERO for studies of beta-delayed neutron emission in the r-process  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The neutron long counter NERO was built at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), Michigan State University, for measuring beta-delayed neutron-emission probabilities. The detector was designed to work in conjunction with a beta-decay implantation station, so that beta decays and beta-delayed neutrons emitted from implanted nuclei can be measured simultaneously. The high efficiency of about 40%, for the range of energies of interest, along with the small background, are crucial for measuring beta-delayed neutron emission branchings for neutron-rich r-process nuclei produced as low intensity fragmentation beams in in-flight separator facilities.

J. Pereira; P. Hosmer; G. Lorusso; P. Santi; A. Couture; J. Daly; M. Del Santo; T. Elliot; J. Goerres; C. Herlitzius; K. -L. Kratz; L. O. Lamm; H. Y. Lee; F. Montes; M. Ouellette; E. Pellegrini; P. Reeder; H. Schatz; F. Schertz; L. Schnorrenberger; K. Smith; E. Stech; E. Strandberg; C. Ugalde; M. Wiescher; A. Woehr

2010-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

282

Evaluation of beta partical densitometry for determination of self-absorption factors in gross alpha and gross beta radioactivity measurements on air particulate filter samples  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Alpha and beta particles emitted from radioactive material collected on an air filter may be significantly attenuated by the mass (thickness) of collected dust. In this study, we determined the mass or thickness of the simulated dust deposit by measurement of the attenuation of beta particles from an external radioactive source as the particles pass through the filter-dust combination. This measured attenuation should be empirically related to demonstrated counting efficiency. A graph of mass density vs. fraction of beta source transmitted was developed. This graph provides factors which will correct for selfabsorption losses in the filter during the counting procedure. This experimental procedure could favorably affect the cost and effort required to accurately monitor airborne radioactivity releases from nuclear facilities.

Breida, Margaret A

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Structure-property relationships as an aid in the rational design of /beta/-(ET)/sub 2/X organic superconductors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The organic electron-donor molecule ET, 1, has been the current central focus of research in organic superconductors because it forms numerous solid phases with anions, X/sup /minus//, of which the /beta/-(ET)/sub 2/X materials, X = IBr/sub 2//sup /minus//, AuI/sub 2//sup /minus//, and I/sub 3//sup /minus//, are ambient pressure superconductors with T/sub c/'s = 2.8 K, 4.9 K, and 1.5 K (and 8 K at p > 0.5 kbar), respectively. The synthesis of these materials has been summarized in detail in the literature and is discussed in this report. 9 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

Williams, J.M.; Wang, Hau H.; Kini, A.M.; Beno, M.A.; Geiser, U.; Schultz, A.J.; Carlson, K.D.; Ferraro, J.R.; Whangbo, Myung-Hwan

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Later Outcomes and Alpha/Beta Estimate From Hypofractionated Conformal Three-Dimensional Radiotherapy Versus Standard Fractionation for Localized Prostate Cancer  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: Now that the follow-up time has exceeded 5 years, an estimate of the {alpha}/{beta} ratio can be presented. The additional late outcomes in patients treated with three-dimensional conformal external beam radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer using a hypofractionated vs. a standard fractionation regimen are reported from this prospective nonrandomized contemporary comparison. Methods and Materials: A total of 114 nonrandomized patients chose hypofractionation delivered in 20 fractions of 3 Gy or 3.15 Gy (mean 3.06 Gy) for localized prostate cancer within a median overall time of 32 days (range, 29-49) using four fractions weekly. A total of 160 comparable patients were contemporarily treated within a median of 55 days (range 49-66). The median follow-up was 66 months (range, 24-95) for the hypofractionated arm and 63 months (range, 36-92) for the standard arm. The percentage of patients in the low-, medium-, and high-risk groups was 36%, 46%, and 18% in the hypofractionated arm and 44%, 50%, and 6% in standard arm (2 Gy), respectively. Results: The 5-year actuarial biochemical absence of disease (prostate-specific antigen nadir + 2 ng/mL) and disease-free survival rate was the same at 89% in both arms, making the {alpha}/{beta} calculation unambiguous. The point ratio of {alpha}/{beta} was 1.86 (95% confidence interval, 0.7-5.1 Gy). The 95% confidence interval was determined entirely by the binomial confidence limits in the numbers of patients. Rectal reactions of grade 3 and 4 occurred in 1 of 114 (hypofractionated) and 2 of 160 (standard) patients. Conclusions: The presented three-dimensional conformal regimen was acceptable, and the {alpha}/{beta} value was 1.8, in agreement with other very recent low meta-analyses (reviewed in the '' section).

Leborgne, Felix [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital Italiano, Montevideo (Uruguay); Fowler, Jack, E-mail: jackfowlersbox@gmail.com [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI (United States); Leborgne, Jose H.; Mezzera, Julieta [Department of Radiation Oncology, Hospital Italiano, Montevideo (Uruguay)

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental study of double-{beta} decay modes using a CdZnTe detector array  

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An array of sixteen 1 cm{sup 3} CdZnTe semiconductor detectors was operated at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory (LNGS) to further investigate the feasibility of double-{beta} decay searches with such devices. As one of the double-{beta} decay experiments with the highest granularity the 4x4 array accumulated an overall exposure of 18 kg days. The setup and performance of the array is described. Half-life limits for various double-{beta} decay modes of Cd, Zn, and Te isotopes are obtained. No signal has been found, but several limits beyond 10{sup 20} years have been performed. They are an order of magnitude better than those obtained with this technology before and comparable to most other experimental approaches for the isotopes under investigation. An improved limit for the {beta}{sup +}/EC decay of {sup 120}Te is given.

Dawson, J. V. [Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologie, 10 rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris (France); Goessling, C.; Koettig, T.; Muenstermann, D.; Rajek, S.; Schulz, O. [Lehrstuhl fuer Experimentelle Physik IV, Technische Universitaet Dortmund, Otto-Hahn Str. 4, D-44227 Dortmund (Germany); Janutta, B.; Zuber, K. [Institut fuer Kern- und Teilchenphysik, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Zellescher Weg 19, D-01069 Dresden (Germany); Junker, M. [Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Assergi (Italy); Reeve, C. [University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH (United Kingdom); Wilson, J. R. [University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

286

Analysis of an esoteric interpretation of a threshold in beta decay  

SciTech Connect

A threshold associated with a small mixing of a heavy neutrino in beta decay cannot be interpreted as due to the production of a fictitious neutral scalar in conjunction with a light neutrino.

Karl, G.; Novikov, V.; Simpson, J.J. (Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 (Canada))

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Beta-decay spectroscopy relevant to the r-process nucleosynthesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A scientific program of beta-decay spectroscopy relevant to r-process nucleosynthesis has been started using high intensity U-beam at the RIBF. The first results of {beta}-decay half-lives of very neutron-rich Kr to Tc nuclides, all of which lie close to the r-process path, suggest a systematic enhancement of the the {beta}-decay rates of the Zr and Nb isotopes around A110 with respect to the predictions of the deformed quasiparticle-random-phase-approximation model (FRDM + QRPA). An impact of the results on the astrophysical r-process is discussed together with the future perspective of the {beta}-decay spectroscopy with the EURICA.

Nishimura, Shunji [RIKEN Nishina Center, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Collaboration: RIBF Decay Collaboration

2012-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

288

Commissioning of a beta* knob for dynamic IR correction at RHIC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In addition to the recent optics correction technique demonstrated at CERN and applied at RHIC, it is important to have a separate tool to control the value of the beta functions at the collision point ({beta}*). This becomes even more relevant when trying to reach high level of integrated luminosity while dealing with emittance blow-up over the length of a store, or taking advantage of compensation processes like stochastic cooling. Algorithms have been developed to allow modifying independently the beta function in each plane for each beam without significant increase in beam losses. The following reviews the principle of such algorithms and their experimental implementation as a dynamic {beta}-squeeze procedure.

Robert-Demolaize G.; Marusic, A.; Tepikian, S.; White, S.

2012-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

289

Beta-lactoglobulin Complexed Vitamins A and D in Skim Milk: Shelf Life and Bioavailability.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??As reduced fat dairy products became popular in the U.S., the reduction of vitamins A and D in these products rendered a nutritional concern. Beta-lactoglobulin… (more)

Liu, Ying

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Gradient formula for the beta-function of 2d quantum field theory  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We give a non-perturbative proof of a gradient formula for beta functions of two-dimensional quantum field theories. The gradient formula has the form \\partial_{i}c = - (g_{ij}+\\Delta g_{ij} +b_{ij})\\beta^{j} where \\beta^{j} are the beta functions, c and g_{ij} are the Zamolodchikov c-function and metric, b_{ij} is an antisymmetric tensor introduced by H. Osborn and \\Delta g_{ij} is a certain metric correction. The formula is derived under the assumption of stress-energy conservation and certain conditions on the infrared behaviour the most significant of which is the condition that the large distance limit of the field theory does not exhibit spontaneously broken global conformal symmetry. Being specialized to non-linear sigma models this formula implies a one-to-one correspondence between renormalization group fixed points and critical points of c.

Friedan, Daniel

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

On the Motion of Isolated Lenses on a Beta-Plane  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper examines the motion and propagation of an isolated of anomalous water on a beta-plane, considered previously by Nof (1981). His perturbation analysis is extended to show the following:

Peter D. Killworth

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Beta wavelet based ECG signal compression using lossless encoding with modified thresholding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, an ECG compression method based on beta wavelet using lossless encoding technique is presented. Wavelet based compression techniques minimize the compression distortion, while run-length encoding (RLE) further increases the compression ...

Ranjeet Kumar; A. Kumar; Rajesh K. Pandey

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

EXTRACTION OF TETRAVALENT PLUTONIUM VALUES FROM AQUEOUS ACID SOLUTIONS BY 2($beta$-ETHYLBUTOXY) ETHANOL  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process of extracting tetnavalent plutonium from aqueous inonganic acid solutions (acidity between 1 N and pH of 2.5) with 2( beta -ethylbutoxy) ethanol is described. (AEC)

Seaborg, G.T.

1961-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

294

The pleiotropic roles of transforming growth factor beta in homeostasis and carcinogenesis of endocrine organs.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

beta/Smad signaling. Cancer Research Barcellos-Hoff MH 1996G1 arrest, p53, and Rb. Cancer Research 56 3645-3650. Goddendomain in BRCA1. Cancer Research 61 7713-7718. Javelaud D &

Fleisch, Markus C.; Maxwell, Christopher A.; Barcellos-Hoff, Mary-Helen

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

National Library of Energy beta: A New Search Engine Facilitating Access to DOE Info  

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

The Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) has launched the Department of Energy (DOE) National Library of Energy (NLE) beta, a virtual library and open government resource to...

296

Numerical Studies of the Beta Effect in Tropical Cyclone Motion. Part II: Zonal Mean Flow Effects  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The motion of tropical vortices in east–west mean flows is studied with the barotropic vorticity equation on the beta plane. The vorticity equation is integrated numerically from an initially symmetric vortex embedded in (i) a linear shear flow ...

R. T. Williams; Johnny C-L. Chan

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

LLNL-TR-479947, rev. 1 POINT 2011: ENDF/B-VII.1 Beta3  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LLNL-TR-479947, rev. 1 POINT 2011: ENDF/B-VII.1 Beta3 Temperature Dependent Cross Section Library Technical Information Department's Digital Library http://www.llnl.gov/tid/Library.html #12;LLNL-TR-479947

Cullen, Red

298

THE INITIAL MASS FUNCTION MODELED BY A LEFT TRUNCATED BETA DISTRIBUTION  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The initial mass function for stars is usually fitted by three straight lines, which means it has seven parameters. The presence of brown dwarfs (BDs) increases the number of straight lines to four and the number of parameters to nine. Another common fitting function is the lognormal distribution, which is characterized by two parameters. This paper is devoted to demonstrating the advantage of introducing a left truncated beta probability density function, which is characterized by four parameters. The constant of normalization, the mean, the mode, and the distribution function are calculated for the left truncated beta distribution. The normal beta distribution that results from convolving independent normally distributed and beta distributed components is also derived. The chi-square test and the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test are performed on a first sample of stars and BDs that belongs to the massive young cluster NGC 6611, and on a second sample that represents the masses of the stars of the cluster NGC 2362.

Zaninetti, Lorenzo, E-mail: zaninetti@ph.unito.it [Dipartimento di Fisica, Via Pietro Giuria 1, I-10125 Torino (Italy)

2013-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

299

Tau tau Fusion to SUSY Higgs Bosons at a Photon Collider: Measuring tan(beta)  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Tau tau fusion to light h and heavy H,A Higgs bosons is investigated in the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) at a photon collider as a promising channel for measuring large values of tan(beta). For standard design parameters of a photon collider an error close to unity, uniform for tan(beta) above 10, may be expected, improving on complementary measurements at LHC and e+e- linear colliders.

S. Y. Choi; J. Kalinowski; J. S. Lee; M. M. Muehlleitner; M. Spira; P. M. Zerwas

2004-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Monthly Reports  

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Environmental Management Monthly Reports - FY 2012 The Department of Energy Nevada Field Office Environmental Management Program creates monthly reports for the NSSAB. These...

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Monthly Reports  

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

Environmental Management Monthly Reports - FY 2013 The Department of Energy Nevada Field Office Environmental Management Program creates monthly reports for the NSSAB. These...

302

Superallowed nuclear beta decay: Precision measurements for basic physics  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

For 60 years, superallowed 0{sup +}{yields}0{sup +} nuclear beta decay has been used to probe the weak interaction, currently verifying the conservation of the vector current (CVC) to high precision ({+-}0.01%) and anchoring the most demanding available test of the unitarity of the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) matrix ({+-}0.06%), a fundamental pillar of the electroweak standard model. Each superallowed transition is characterized by its ft-value, a result obtained from three measured quantities: the total decay energy of the transition, its branching ratio, and the half-life of the parent state. Today's data set is composed of some 150 independent measurements of 13 separate superallowed transitions covering a wide range of parent nuclei from {sup 10}C to {sup 74}Rb. Excellent consistency among the average results for all 13 transitions - a prediction of CVC - also confirms the validity of the small transition-dependent theoretical corrections that have been applied to account for isospin symmetry breaking. With CVC consistency established, the value of the vector coupling constant, G{sub V}, has been extracted from the data and used to determine the top left element of the CKM matrix, V{sub ud}. With this result the top-row unitarity test of the CKM matrix yields the value 0.99995(61), a result that sets a tight limit on possible new physics beyond the standard model. To have any impact on these fundamental weak-interaction tests, any measurement must be made with a precision of 0.1% or better - a substantial experimental challenge well beyond the requirements of most nuclear physics measurements. I overview the current state of the field and outline some of the requirements that need to be met by experimentalists if they aim to make measurements with this high level of precision.

Hardy, J. C. [Cylotron Institute, Texas A and M University, College station, TX, 77843-3366 (United States)

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

303

Study of Possible Ultraviolet Zero of the Beta Function in Gauge Theories with Many Fermions  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study the possibility of an ultraviolet (UV) zero in the $n$-loop beta function of U(1) and non-Abelian gauge theories with $N_f$ fermions for large $N_f$. The effect of scheme transformations on the coefficients of different powers of $N_f$ in the $n$-loop term in the beta function is calculated. A general scheme-independent criterion is given for determining whether or not the $n$-loop beta function has a UV zero for large $N_f$. We compare the results with exact integral representations of the leading terms in the beta functions for the respective Abelian and non-Abelian theories in the limit $N_f \\to \\infty$ limit with $N_f \\alpha$ finite. As part of this study, new analytic and numerical results are presented for certain coefficients, denoted $b_{n,n-1}$, that control the large-$N_f$ behavior at $n$-loop order in the beta function. We also investigate various test functions incorporating a power-law and essential UV zero in the beta function and determine their manifestations in series expansions in powers of coupling and in powers of $1/N_f$.

Robert Shrock

2013-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

304

Neutrino-less Double Beta Decay of {sup 48}Ca-CANDLES  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Neutrino-less double beta decay (0{nu}{beta}{beta}) is currently known to be an only experiment to verify whether lepton number is conserved or not. The lepton number non-conservation is the key to create matter dominated universe with CP violation. The so-called leptogenesys scenario presents a way to create the matter dominated universe by these violations. If neutrinos have Majorana mass, transition from a particle to an anti-particle is possible and the left-handed and right-handed neutrinos could have different masses. It is highly likely that the neutrinos are Majorana particles. We have been studying double beta decay of {sup 48}Ca. Our first stage experiment using the ELEGANT VI detector system gave the best lower limit of the half life of 0{nu}{beta}{beta} of {sup 48}Ca. We have been working on CANDLES detector system to sense much longer lifetime region. We have developed techniques to reduce backgrounds. The CADLES detector system was installed at Kamioka underground laboratory. Here I describe a schematic view of the system.

Kishimoto, T.; Nomachi, M. [Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka Japan (Japan); Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, 10-1 Mihogaoka Ibaraki Osaka Japan (Japan); Yoshida, S.; Matsuoka, K.; Ichimura, K.; Ito, G.; Yasuda, K.; Kakubata, H.; Miyashita, M.; Takubo, K.; Saka, M.; Seki, K. [Graduate School of Science, Osaka University, 1-1 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka Japan (Japan); Ajimura, S.; Umehara, S.; Nakatani, N. [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, 10-1 Mihogaoka Ibaraki Osaka Japan (Japan); Tamagawa, Y.; Ogawa, I. [Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui,Fukui (Japan); Fushimi, K. [Faculty of Integrated Arts and Science, Tokushima University, Tokushima (Japan); Hazama, R. [Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima (Japan); Ohsumi, H. [Faculty of Culture and Education, Saga University, Saga (Japan)

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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New magnetic field measurements of beta Cephei stars and Slowly Pulsating B stars  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the results of the continuation of our magnetic survey with FORS1 at the VLT of a sample of B-type stars consisting of confirmed or candidate beta Cephei stars and Slowly Pulsating B (hereafter SPB) stars, along with a small number of normal B-type stars. A weak mean longitudinal magnetic field of the order of a few hundred Gauss was detected in three beta Cephei stars and two stars suspected to be beta Cephei stars, in five SPB stars and eight stars suspected to be SPB stars. Additionally, a longitudinal magnetic field at a level larger than 3sigma has been diagnosed in two normal B-type stars, the nitrogen-rich early B-type star HD52089 and in the B5 IV star HD153716. Roughly one third of beta Cephei stars have detected magnetic fields: Out of 13 beta Cephei stars studied to date with FORS1, four stars possess weak magnetic fields, and out of the sample of six suspected beta Cephei stars two show a weak magnetic field. The fraction of magnetic SPBs and candidate SPBs is found to be higher: roughl...

Hubrig, S; De Cat, P; Schöller, M; Morel, T; Ilyin, I

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

High beta studies on ISX-B with neutral beam injection  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Injection of H/sup 0/ into D/sup +/ plasmas with beam power P/sub b/ of up to 1.7 MW has produced rms betas of approx. 4%, volume-averaged betas of approx. 3%, and central betas of approx. 10% in the ISX-B tokamak. Although theoretical calculations indicate that the observed equilibria may be unstable to ballooning modes, no catastrophic loss of confinement has been observed, and beta continues to increase with injection power. In these beam-dominated high-beta discharges the electron and ion energy confinement times are still similar to those obtained with ohmic heating: ion energy confinement is neoclassical within a factor of approx. 2, and electron energy confinement follows the usual Alcator scaling. In high-power injection discharges the character of the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) behavior changes, the particle confinement time decreases, and the inward impurity transport appears to be inhibited. These effects, however, may not be linked directly to beta.

Sheffield, J.; Bates, S.C.; Bush, C.E.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Preparation of powders suitable for conversion to useful .beta.-aluminas  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for forming a precursor powder which, when suitably pressed and sintered forms highly pure, densified .beta.- or .beta."-alumina, comprising the steps of: (1) forming a suspension (or slurry) of Bayer-derived Al(OH).sub.3 in a water-miscible solvent; (2) adding an aqueous solution of a Mg compound, a Li compound, a Na compound or mixtures thereof to the Bayer-derived Al(OH).sub.3 suspension while agitating the mixture formed thereby, to produce a gel; (3) drying the gel at a temperature above the normal boiling point of water to produce a powder material; (4) lightly ball milling and sieving said powder material; and (5) heating the ball-milled and sieved powder material at a temperature of between 350.degree. to 900.degree. C. to form the .beta.- or .beta."-alumina precursor powder. The precursor powder, thus formed, may be subsequently isopressed at a high pressure and sintered at an elevated temperature to produce .beta.- or .beta."-alumina. BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Morgan, Peter E. D. (Thousand Oaks, CA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Precision Measurement Of The Neutron's Beta Asymmetry Using Ultra-Cold Neutrons  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A measurement of A{beta}, the correlation between the electron momentum and neutron (n) spin (the beta asymmetry) in n beta-decay, together with the n lifetime, provides a method for extracting fundamental parameters for the charged-current weak interaction of the nucleon. In particular when combined with decay measurements, one can extract the Vud element of the CKM matrix, a critical element in CKM unitarity tests. By using a new SD2 super-thermal source at LANSCE, large fluxes of UCN (ultra-cold neutrons) are expected for the UCNA project. These UCN will be 100% polarized using a 7 T magnetic field, and directed into the {beta} spectrometer. This approach, together with an expected large reduction in backgrounds, will result in an order of magnitude reduction in the critical systematic corrections associated with current n {beta}-asymmetry measurements. This paper will give an overview of the UCNA A{beta} measurement as well as an update on the status of the experiment.

Makela, M. [Los Alamos National Lab., P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (United States); Back, H. O. [North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695 (United States); Melconian, D. [University of Washington, Department of Physics, Box 351560 Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Plaster, B. [California Institute of Technology, Kellogg Radiation Lab, Pasadena, CA 91125 (United States)

2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Site Environmental Report for 2007 Volume II  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Strawberry Sewer Gross beta FIELD BLANK Hearst Sewer S.I.Creek (UC) Gross beta Chicken Creek FIELD BLANK N. ForkCollection Date ENV-75 FIELD BLANK Gross beta ENV-44 ENV-75

Lackner, Regina E

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Site Environmental Report for 2008, Volume II  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Strawberry Sewer Gross beta Field Blank Hearst Sewer S.I.Date Field Blank Gross beta ENV-44 Field Blank Tritium ENV-Creek (UC) Gross beta Chicken Creek Field Blank N. Fork

Lackner, Regina

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unprecedented {sup 1}/{sub {infinity}}[{beta}-Mo{sub 8}O{sub 26}]{sup 4-} polymeric chains and four novel organic-inorganic hybrids based on Mo-POMs and azaheterocycles templates  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Abstrct: Four novel organic-inorganic hybrid materials based on Mo-POMs and organic templates, namely [DEB] [{beta}-Mo{sub 8}O{sub 26}] [NH{sub 4}]{sub 2} (1), [BMIM] [{beta}-Mo{sub 8}O{sub 26}]{sub 0.5}{center_dot}H{sub 2}O (2), [BMIM] [1D-Mo{sub 8}O{sub 26}]{sub 0.5} (3) and {l_brace}3D-[Cu(DIE){sub 2}] [1D-Mo{sub 8}O{sub 26}]{sub 0.5}{r_brace}{sub {infinity}} (4) [DEB= 1,1 Prime -diethyl-4,4 Prime -bipyridinium, BMIM=1,1 Prime -bis(1-methylimidazolium)methylene, DIE=1,2-diimidazoloethane] have been hydrothermally synthesized and characterized by elemental analyses, IR spectroscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis(TGA) and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Both compounds 1 and 2 are POMs-based supramolecular compounds consisted of independent [{beta}-Mo{sub 8}O{sub 26}]{sup 4-} anions and [DEB]{sup 2+} or [BMIM]{sup 2+} organic cations. Compound 3 is the first external template example of Mo-POMs-based supramolecular network incorporated with novel {sup 1}/{sub {infinity}}[{beta}-Mo{sub 8}O{sub 26}]{sup 4-} polymeric chains. Compound 4 is a rare supramolecular structure that contains octamolybdate {sup 1}/{sub {infinity}}[{beta}-Mo{sub 8}O{sub 26}]{sup 4-} polymeric chains interconnected via DIE ligands to form a 3D net. Moreover, it was indicated that these polyacid compounds had definite catalytic activities on the probe reaction of acetaldehyde oxidation to acetic acid with H{sub 2}O{sub 2}. - Graphical abstract: Four novel organic templated polyoxometalates comprising of 0D, 1D and 3D supramolecular frameworks together with the catalytic activities on the acetaldehyde oxidation to acetic acid were reported. Highlights: Using cation templated self-assembly four novel polyoxometalates were prepared. Compounds 1 and 2 consisted of independent [{beta}-Mo{sub 8}O{sub 26}]{sup 4-} anions and organic cations. Compound 3 is the first external template-assisted POMs with {sup 1}/{sub {infinity}}[{beta}-Mo{sub 8}O{sub 26}]{sup 4-} chain. Compound 4 is a rare 3D net containing {sup 1}/{sub {infinity}}[{beta}-Mo{sub 8}O{sub 26}]{sup 4-} 1D chain and DIE ligands. These compounds had definite catalytic activities on the acetaldehyde oxidation.

Du Haijuan; Zunzhe Shu [College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001 (China); Niu Yunyin, E-mail: niuyy@zzu.edu.cn [College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001 (China); Song Lisha; Zhu Yu [College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001 (China)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Low dose radiation interations with the transformation growth factor (TGF)-beta pathway  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A major limiting factor for long-term, deep-space missions is the radiation dose to astronauts. Because the dose to the astronauts is a mixed field of low- and high-LET radiation, there is a need to understand the effects of both radiation types on whole tissue; however, there are limited published data on the effects of high-LET (linearenergy- transfer) radiation on tissue. Thus, we designed a perfusion chamber system for rat trachea in order to mimic in vivo respiratory tissue. We successfully maintained the perfused tracheal tissue ex vivo in a healthy and viable condition for up to three days. In addition, this project studied the effects of high-LET Fe particles on the overall transformation growth factor (TGF)-beta response after TGF-beta inactivation and compared the results to the TGF-beta response post x-ray irradiation. It was found that a TGF-beta response could be measured in the perfused tracheal tissue, for x-ray and Fe particle irradiations, despite the high autofluorescent background intrinsic to tissue. However, after comparing the TGF-beta response of x-ray irradiation to High-Z-Highenergy (HZE) irradiation, there was not a significant difference in radiation types. The TGF-beta response in x-ray and HZE irradiated perfusion chambers was also measured over time post irradiation. It was found that for 6 hour and 8 hour post irradiation, the TGF-beta response was higher for lower doses of radiation than for higher doses. This is in contrast to the 0 hour fixation which found the TGF-beta response to increase with increased dose. The inverse relationship found for 6 hour and 8 hour fixation times may indicate a threshold response for TGF-beta response; i.e., for low doses, a threshold of dose must be reached for an immediate TGF-beta response, otherwise the tissue responds more slowly to the irradiation damage. This result was unexpected and will require further investigation to determine if the threshold can be determined for the 250 kVp x-rays and 1 Gev Fe particles.

Maslowski, Amy Jesse

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

H-Area Acid/Caustic Basin Groundwater Monitoring Report. Fourth quarterly report and summary 1993  

SciTech Connect

The four monitoring wells at the H-Area Acid/Caustic Basin are sampled quarterly as part of the Savannah River Site (SRS) Groundwater Monitoring Program and to comply with a consent decree signed May 26, 1988, by the US District Court (District of South Carolina, Aiken Division). During fourth quarter 1993, samples from the monitoring wells received comprehensive analyses. Monitoring results that exceeded the final Primary Drinking Water Standards (PDWS), the SRS flagging criteria, or the SRS turbidity standard are the focus of this report. During fourth quarter 1993, tritium exceeded the final PDWS in all four HAC wells, with activities between 3.8E + 01 and 4.6E + 01 pCi/mL. Aluminum exceeded its Flag 2 criterion in wells HAC 2, 3, and 4. Iron exceeded its Flag 2 criterion in wells HAC 1, 2, and 3. Specific conductance was elevated in well HAC 2, total organic halogens exceeded its Flag 2 criterion in wells HAC 2 and 3, and manganese was elevated in wells HAC 3 and 4. No well samples exceeded the SRS turbidity standard.

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1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lower Granite Dam Smolt Monitoring Program, Annual Report 2005-2006.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The 2005 fish collection season at Lower Granite Dam (LGR) was characterized by average water temperatures, below average flows, above average spill, low levels of debris and the record number of smolts collected compared to the previous five years. With the continued release of unclipped supplementation chinook and steelhead above LGR, we cannot accurately distinguish wild chinook, steelhead, and sockeye/kokanee in the sample. For the purposes of this report we will designate fish as clipped and unclipped. This season a total of 13,030,967 juvenile salmonids were collected at LGR. Of these, 12,099,019 were transported to release sites below Bonneville Dam, 12,032,623 by barge and 66,396 by truck. An additional 898,235 fish were bypassed to the river due to over-capacity of the raceways, barges or trucks and for research purposes. This was the first season of summer spill at LGR. Spill was initiated at 12:01am June 20 as directed by the ruling set forth by Judge James Redden of the United States District Court (Order CV 01-640-RE). In addition, the Lower Granite project also conducted a summer spill test alternating spill and spill patterns between spill to the gas cap without the removable spillway weir (RSW) and spill with up to 20 kcfs utilizing the RSW. Because of the forecast low flow this year, most hatchery reared subyearling fall chinook were released up to three weeks early. With the unexpected high flows in late May and early June, more than 90% of the subyearling chinook were collected prior to the initiation of the court ordered summer spill program. Collection number fluctuations reflect river flow and project operations for any given year. For example, low flow years (2001, 2004 and 2005) result in higher collection numbers. Court ordered spill throughout the summer migration will directly affect collection of fall subyearling chinook collection numbers. The editors of this report urge the reader to use caution when comparing fish collection numbers between years, considering both annual river flows and annual project operations, because both affect fish migration and collection.

Menski, Fred

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neutron Interactions in the CUORE Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay Experiment  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay (0{nu}DBD) is a lepton-number violating process that can occur only for a massive Majorana neutrino. The search for 0{nu}DBD is currently the only practical experimental way to determine whether neutrinos are identical to their own antiparticles (Majorana neutrinos) or have distinct particle and anti-particle states (Dirac neutrinos). In addition, the observation of 0{nu}DBD can provide information about the absolute mass scale of the neutrino. The Cuoricino experiment was a sensitive search for 0{nu}DBD, as well as a proof of principle for the next generation experiment, CUORE. CUORE will search for 0{nu}DBD of {sup 130}Te with a ton-scale array of unenriched TeO{sub 2} bolometers. By increasing mass and decreasing the background for 0{nu}DBD, the half-life sensitivity of CUORE will be a factor of twenty better than that of Cuoricino. The site for both of these experiments is the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, an underground laboratory with 3300 meters water equivalent rock overburden and a cosmic ray muon attenuation factor of 10{sup -6}. Because of the extreme low background requirements for CUORE, it is important that all potential sources of background in the 0{nu}DBD peak region at 2530 keV are well understood. One potential source of background for CUORE comes from neutrons, which can be produced underground both by ({alpha},n) reactions and by fast cosmic ray muon interactions. Preliminary simulations by the CUORE collaboration indicate that these backgrounds will be negligible for CUORE. However, in order to accurately simulate the expected neutron background, it is important to understand the cross sections for neutron interactions with detector materials. In order to help refine these simulations, I have measured the gamma-ray production cross sections for interactions of neutrons on the abundant stable isotopes of Te using the GEANIE detector array at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. In addition, I have used the GEANIE data to set an upper limit for the production of a 2529 keV gamma-ray from the {sup 126}Te(n,n{prime}{gamma}) reaction. This gamma-ray is a potential source of interference for the 0{nu}DBD peak. Based on this measurement, the contribution of this line to the background is expected to be negligible.

Dolinski, M J

2008-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

316

Optimization of the Geometric Beta for the SSR2 Cavities of the Project X  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Project X based on the 3 GeV CW superconducting Linac and is currently in the R&D phase. The CW SC Linac starts from a low-energy SCRF section (2.1 - 165 MeV) containing three different types of resonators. HWR f = 162.5 MHz (2.1 - 11 MeV) having beta= 0.11, SSR1 f = 325 MHz (11 - 35 MeV) having beta = 0.21. In this paper we present the analysis that lead to the final design of SSR2 f = 325 MHz cavity (35 - 165 MeV). We present the results of optimization of the geometric beta and the comparison between single, double and triple spoke resonators used in Project X frontend. A {beta} optimization has been carried out for the last spoke cavity section of Project X front end. The optimization process of {beta}{sub opt} for a single spoke resonator family SSR2 shown that {beta}{sub opt} = 0.47 looks better than the previous choice, which is {beta}{sub opt} = 0.4. This change can save some cavities and provide the same final energy for this section, 160 MeV. Single double and triple spoke resonator performances have been compared. The best option is the single spoke resonator SSR2 because the NTTF of a multi-spoke resonator is much narrower than a single one. In the energy range considered (40-160 MeV) the most efficient resonator is the single spoke one.

Solyak, N.; Vostrikov, A.; Yakovlev, V.P.; /Fermilab; Awida, M.H.; Berrutti, P.; Gonin, I.V.; /Fermilab

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report of the Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact  

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of the Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental of the Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact Statement regarding Data Quality Control and Management Issues Report of the Review of the Hanford Solid Waste Environmental Impact Statement regarding Data Quality Control and Management Issues As part of the litigation involving receipt of offsite waste and the HSW EIS, the Court allowed the State of Washington a limited amount of discovery pertaining to iodine-129, technetium-99, and groundwater analyses. While compiling information to respond to the State discovery request, Battelle discovered three data quality issues within the data sets used for the cumulative groundwater impact analysis: As a result of these data quality issues, a team was commissioned to review the HSW EIS for additional data quality issues as well as any programmatic problems which

318

Quantitation and localization of protein kinase C Beta II isozyme in colon  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The maintenance of colonic crypt PKC Beta 11 isozyme phics. levels may sustain the homeostatic balance between cell proliferation and apostasis. To define the role of PKC isozymes with respect to colonocyte phenotype, we determined the subcellular localization and crypt expression of PKC Beta 11 in relation to in situ cell proliferation and apostasis following carcinogen and diet manipulation. In a 2X2X2 factorial design, rats were fed diets containing either corn oil (containing n-6 PUFA) or fish oil (containing n-3 PUFA), cellulose (non-fermentable fiber) or pectin (highly fermentable fiber), and injected with azoxymethane (AOM) or saline. After 16 weeks, an intermediate time point when no macroscopic tumors are detected, colonic mucosa was processed for Western immunoblot and immunohistochemistry-morphodensitometric image analysis. In vivo cell proliferation was measured by incorporation of Brdu into DNA, and apostasis by TUNEL assay. Western blot analysis revealed that n-3 PUFA treatment blocked carcinogen induced overexpression of PKC Beta 11 (80 koa) in the distal colonic membrane (DM) fraction (p<0.05). Additionally, the n-3 Pl-TA/pectin groups (p<0.05). The 80 lea PKC Beta 11 isozyme was not detected in either the proximal cytologic (PC) or the distal cytologic (DC) fractions. Interestingly, a 50 koa immunoreactive band was observed in select samples (DM: 17/54, DC: 7/1 1, PM: 8/24, and PC: 8/8). Carcinogen significantly (p<0.05) enhanced PKC Beta 11 expression in all regions of the crypt (upper, middle, and lower (el-tiles). The kinetics of colonic cell proliferation (proliferative zone, and number of proliferative cells in the middle 1/3 of the crypt) paralleled the increase in PKC Beta 11 in carcinogen treated animals. There was also a significant (p<0.05) interaction between dietary fat and fiber on PKC Beta 11 expression. The kinetics of programmed cell death (apoptosis at the luminal surface) was inversely proportional to the expression of PKC Beta 11 in the upper fertile/apical region. These results suggest that an elevation in PKC Beta 11 expression along the crypt axis is linked to the enhancement of cell proliferation and suppression of apostasis, predictive biomarkers of tumor development.

Brown, Roxanne Elaine

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Super-allowed beta-decay rates in 1d5/2 shell in Coriolis coupling model  

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The expression for super-allowed beta-decay transition rates have been derived within the context of Coriolis coupling model. The derived expressions, valid for the beta-decay between any two mirror nuclei, has been applied to calculate super-allowed beta-decay transition rates of 21Na, 21Mg, 21Al, and 21Si. The calculated rates agree well with the data and the calculations done using the shell model with configuration admixture.

M. Sultan Parvez; F. Bary Malik

2009-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

320

Commercial Nonintrusive Load Monitoring System Beta Test Results  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Monitoring many different individual loads on customer premises is a costly, complex, and trouble-prone operation. The availability of a single instrument that could plug into the meter socket and measure individual premise loads would greatly simplify and reduce the cost of customer load monitoring. This report provides the test results of such a prototype instrument.

1999-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA PARKES PLACE  

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; Faily; Ct 5.8: Fitzpatrick; Ct 5.7: 12pm: Frack; Ct 5.8: 9.30am: Gecko Mainenance PL; Geer; Ct 5.7: 12pm

Peters, Richard

322

NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT  

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in Bergen County, New Jersey. PTO Stip. ¶ 1. 2. The defendant is Innovative Routines International, Inc., a Florida corporation with its principal offices in Brevard County, Florida. PTO Stip. ¶ 2. 3. Syncsort is a developer and vendor of high-performance software for corporate data processing customers. PTO Stip. ¶ 5. 4

Sadeh, Norman M.

323

ROS signaling, oxidative stress and Nrf2 in pancreatic beta-cell function  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This review focuses on the emerging evidence that reactive oxygen species (ROS) derived from glucose metabolism, such as H{sub 2}O{sub 2}, act as metabolic signaling molecules for glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) in pancreatic beta-cells. Particular emphasis is placed on the potential inhibitory role of endogenous antioxidants, which rise in response to oxidative stress, in glucose-triggered ROS and GSIS. We propose that cellular adaptive response to oxidative stress challenge, such as nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-mediated antioxidant induction, plays paradoxical roles in pancreatic beta-cell function. On the one hand, induction of antioxidant enzymes protects beta-cells from oxidative damage and possible cell death, thus minimizing oxidative damage-related impairment of insulin secretion. On the other hand, the induction of antioxidant enzymes by Nrf2 activation blunts glucose-triggered ROS signaling, thus resulting in reduced GSIS. These two premises are potentially relevant to impairment of beta-cells occurring in the late and early stage of Type 2 diabetes, respectively. In addition, we summarized our recent findings that persistent oxidative stress due to absence of uncoupling protein 2 activates cellular adaptive response which is associated with impaired pancreatic beta-cell function.

Pi Jingbo, E-mail: jpi@thehamner.or [Division of Translational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, 6 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States); Zhang Qiang [Division of Computational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States); Fu Jingqi [Division of Translational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, 6 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States); School of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang, 110001 (China); Woods, Courtney G. [Division of Computational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States); ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences Incorporated, Annandale, NJ 08801 (United States); Hou Yongyong [Division of Translational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, 6 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States); School of Public Health, China Medical University, Shenyang, 110001 (China); Corkey, Barbara E. [Obesity Research Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118 (United States); Collins, Sheila [Division of Translational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, 6 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States); Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 (United States); Andersen, Melvin E. [Division of Computational Biology, Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 (United States)

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Crystal Structure of the Central Coiled-Coil Domain from Human Liprin-[beta]2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Liprins are a conserved family of scaffolding proteins important for the proper regulation and development of neuronal synapses. Humans have four liprin-{alpha}s and two liprin-{beta}s which all contain long coiled-coil domains followed by three tandem SAM domains. Complex interactions between the coiled-coil and SAM domains are thought to create liprin scaffolds, but the structural and biochemical properties of these domains remain largely uncharacterized. In this study we find that the human liprin-{beta}2 coiled-coil forms an extended dimer. Several protease-resistant subdomains within the liprin-{beta}1 and liprin-{beta}2 coiled-coils were also identified. A 2.0 {angstrom} crystal structure of the central, protease-resistant core of the liprin-{beta}2 coiled-coil reveals a parallel helix orientation. These studies represent an initial step toward determining the overall architecture of liprin scaffolds and understanding the molecular basis for their synaptic functions.

Stafford, Ryan L.; Tang, Ming-Yun; Sawaya, Michael R.; Phillips, Martin L.; Bowie, James U. (UCLA)

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

325

Beta dependence of electron heating in decaying whistler turbulence: Particle-in-cell simulations  

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Two-dimensional particle-in-cell simulations have been carried out to study electron beta dependence of decaying whistler turbulence and electron heating in a homogeneous, collisionless magnetized plasma. Initially, applied whistler fluctuations at relatively long wavelengths cascade their energy into shorter wavelengths. This cascade leads to whistler turbulence with anisotropic wavenumber spectra which are broader in directions perpendicular to the background magnetic field than in the parallel direction. Comparing the development of whistler turbulence at different electron beta values, it is found that both the wavenumber spectrum anisotropy and electron heating anisotropy decrease with increasing electron beta. This indicates that higher electron beta reduces the perpendicular energy cascade of whistler turbulence. Fluctuation energy dissipation by electron Landau damping responsible for the electron parallel heating becomes weaker at higher electron beta, which leads to more isotropic heating. It suggests that electron kinetic processes are important in determining the properties of whistler turbulence. This kinetic property is applied to discuss the generation of suprathermal strahl electron distributions in the solar wind.

Saito, S. [National Institute of Information and Communications Technology 4-2-1, Nukui-Kitamachi, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8795 (Japan); Peter Gary, S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

2012-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

326

On the Use of the Beta Distribution in Probabilistic Resource Assessments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The triangular distribution is a popular choice when it comes to modeling bounded continuous random variables. Its wide acceptance derives mostly from its simple analytic properties and the ease with which modelers can specify its three parameters through the extremes and the mode. On the negative side, hardly any real process follows a triangular distribution, which from the outset puts at a disadvantage any model employing triangular distributions. At a time when numerical techniques such as the Monte Carlo method are displacing analytic approaches in stochastic resource assessments, easy specification remains the most attractive characteristic of the triangular distribution. The beta distribution is another continuous distribution defined within a finite interval offering wider flexibility in style of variation, thus allowing consideration of models in which the random variables closely follow the observed or expected styles of variation. Despite its more complex definition, generation of values following a beta distribution is as straightforward as generating values following a triangular distribution, leaving the selection of parameters as the main impediment to practically considering beta distributions. This contribution intends to promote the acceptance of the beta distribution by explaining its properties and offering several suggestions to facilitate the specification of its two shape parameters. In general, given the same distributional parameters, use of the beta distributions in stochastic modeling may yield significantly different results, yet better estimates, than the triangular distribution.

Olea, Ricardo A., E-mail: olea@usgs.gov [U.S. Geological Survey (United States)

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

327

BETA-DECAY MATRIX ELEMENTS IN Sb$sup 12$$sup 2$  

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An electronic computer has been used to investigate the six nuclear matrix elements which enter into the 2/sup -/ to 2/sup +/ 1.40-Mev beta transition in the decay of Sb/sup 122/. Data from beta-gamma angular correlation, beta-circularly polarized gamma angular correlation, nuclear orientation, and nuclear resonance experiments were used in this analysis. As a further aid, the Feenberg-Ahrens relations between certain of the nuclear matrix elements were employed to catalog the solutions and to simplify the search problem. In order to discover how the remaining ambiguity of these solutions could most easily be reduced, for each of the solutions calculations were made of the predicted results of all possible experiments on this beta transition. These calculations show how sufficient experimental data can be obtained to determine unambiguously all six nuclear matrix elements. In an appendix all the theoretical formulas which give the experimental observables for a first forbidden 2/sup -/ to S/sup +/ beta transition in terms of the nuclear matrix ele

Pipkin, F.M.; Sanderson, J.; Weyhmann, W.

1963-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

328

Certification Report  

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Certified Reference Materials AOCS 1206-A and AOCS 1206-B Report of the certification process for Conventional and Roundup Ready

329

Language barrier broken with Multilingual WorldWideScience.org BETA | OSTI,  

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Language barrier broken with Multilingual WorldWideScience.org BETA Language barrier broken with Multilingual WorldWideScience.org BETA Multilingual WordWideScience Officials at the June 11 launch of Multilingual WorldWideScience.org BETA at the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) annual conference held in Helsinki, Finland. Pictured, from left, Dr. Walter Warnick, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) Director; Yuri Arskiy, All-Russian Institute of Scientific and Technical Information (VINITI) Director; Tony Hey, Microsoft Research Corporate Vice-President; Richard Boulderstone of the British Library and the WorldWideScience Alliance Chairman; and Wu Yishan, Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC) Chief Engineer OSTI Homepage

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The NEXT experiment: A high pressure xenon gas TPC for neutrinoless double beta decay searches  

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Neutrinoless double beta decay is a hypothetical, very slow nuclear transition in which two neutrons undergo beta decay simultaneously and without the emission of neutrinos. The importance of this process goes beyond its intrinsic interest: an unambiguous observation would establish a Majorana nature for the neutrino and prove the violation of lepton number. NEXT is a new experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay using a radiopure high-pressure xenon gas TPC, filled with 100 kg of Xe enriched in Xe-136. NEXT will be the first large high-pressure gas TPC to use electroluminescence readout with SOFT (Separated, Optimized FuncTions) technology. The design consists in asymmetric TPC, with photomultipliers behind a transparent cathode and position-sensitive light pixels behind the anode. The experiment is approved to start data taking at the Laboratorio Subterr\\'aneo de Canfranc (LSC), Spain, in 2014.

D. Lorca; J. Martín-Albo; F. Monrabal; for the NEXT Collaboration

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

331

A Global Model of $\\beta^-$-Decay Half-Lives Using Neural Networks  

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Statistical modeling of nuclear data using artificial neural networks (ANNs) and, more recently, support vector machines (SVMs), is providing novel approaches to systematics that are complementary to phenomenological and semi-microscopic theories. We present a global model of $\\beta^-$-decay halflives of the class of nuclei that decay 100% by $\\beta^-$ mode in their ground states. A fully-connected multilayered feed forward network has been trained using the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm, Bayesian regularization, and cross-validation. The halflife estimates generated by the model are discussed and compared with the available experimental data, with previous results obtained with neural networks, and with estimates coming from traditional global nuclear models. Predictions of the new neural-network model are given for nuclei far from stability, with particular attention to those involved in r-process nucleosynthesis. This study demonstrates that in the framework of the $\\beta^-$-decay problem considered here, ...

Costiris, N; Gernoth, K A; Mavrommatis, E

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Disentangling the various Mechanisms of neutrinoless double beta decay to extract the neutrino mass  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It is well known that there exist many mechanisms that may contribute to neutrinoless double beta decay. By exploiting the fact that the associated nuclear matrix elements are target dependent we show that, given definite experimental results on a sufficient number of targets, one can determine or sufficiently constrain all lepton violating parameters including the mass term. As a specific example we show that, given the observation of the 0{nu}{beta}{beta}-decay in three different nuclei, e.g. {sup 76}Ge, {sup 100}Mo and {sup 130}Te, and assuming just three active lepton number violating parameters, e.g. light and heavy neutrino mass mechanisms in left handed currents as well as R-parity breaking SUSY mechanism, one may determine all lepton violating parameters, provided that they are relatively real.

Vergados, J. D. [Physics Department, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GR 451 10, Greece and Theory Division, CERN 1211, Geneva 23 (Greece)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

333

Process development studies for the production of. beta. -glucosidase from Aspergillus phoenicis  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This work is concerned with the production of ..beta..-glucosidase from Aspergillus phoenicis for use in the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose. Kinetic growth data indicate that two distinct periods of growth exist. The observed growth kinetics result from a biochemical differentiation of the filament which is independent of the substrate concentration. The optimum temperature for cell mass and ..beta..-glucosidase production was found to be 30/sup 0/C. The optimum pH for ..beta..-glucosidase production is 5 and the highest specific cell growth rate was observed when the growth medium was controlled at pH 4.5. The most economical substrate was 0.75 g/l of Solka Floc, a spruce wood pulp, plus 0.25 g/l of Trichoderma viride cellulase, required because A. phoenicis does not produce all the enzymes required to solubilize cellulose. When freeze-dried A. phoenicis enzyme was added to the hydrolysis of acid treated corn stover by Tricoderma viride cellulase, the total sugar yield was increased by 4 g/l of hydrolysate over the yield of 20 g/l obtained without ..beta..-glucosidase addition. In addition, the cellobiose, which accounted for about 10% of the sugar concentration, was converted to glucose, a more widely useable product. Preliminary designs of several processes for the production of ..beta..-glucosidase were made. The most economical processes were continuous production schemes. Ball milling was the most cost effective method, but the use of an elevated temperature stage was economical enough to warrant further study. The cost of production of ..beta..-glucosidase was found to be too high to justify its addition to a process for enzymatically hydrolyzing cellulose at this time.

Howell, M.J.; Wilke, C.R.

1978-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Verification of MCNP5-1.60 and MCNP6-Beta-2 for Criticality Safety Applications  

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To verify that both MCNP5-1.60 and MCNP6-Beta-2 are performing correctly for criticality safety applications, several suites of verification/validation benchmark problems were run in early 2012. Results from these benchmark suites were compared with results from previously verified versions of MCNP5. The goals of this verification testing were: (1) Verify that MCNP5-1.60 works correctly for nuclear criticality safety applications, producing the same results as for the previous verification performed in 2010; (2) Determine the sensitivity to computer roundoff using different Fortran-90 compilers for building MCNP5 and MCNP6, to support moving to current versions of the compilers; and (3) Verify that MCNP6-Beta-2 works correctly for nuclear criticality safety applications, producing the same results as for MCNP5-1.60. This provides support for eventual migration of users and applications to MCNP6. The current production version of MCNP5 included in the RSICC release package is MCNP5-1.60. This version was first distributed by RSICC in October 2010. While there were subsequent RSICC distributions of the MCNP package in July 2011 and February 2012, no changes were made to MCNP5-1.60. The RSICC release package in February 2012 included both MCNP5-1.60 and the current beta version of MCNP6, MCNP6-Beta-2. MCNP6 is the merger of MCNP5 and MCNPX capabilities. The current release of MCNP6 available from RSICC as of February 2012 is MCNP6-Beta-2. This version includes all of the features for criticality safety calculations that are available in MCNP5-1.60, and many new features largely unrelated to nuclear criticality safety calculations. This release is a 'beta' release to allow intermediate and advanced users to begin testing the merged code in their field of expertise. It should not be used for production calculations.

Brown, Forrest B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kiedrowski, Brian C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bull, Jeffrey S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Verification of MCNP5-1.60 and MCNP6-Beta-2 for Criticality Safety Applications  

SciTech Connect

To verify that both MCNP5-1.60 and MCNP6-Beta-2 are performing correctly for criticality safety applications, several suites of verification/validation benchmark problems were run in early 2012. Results from these benchmark suites were compared with results from previously verified versions of MCNP5. The goals of this verification testing were: (1) Verify that MCNP5-1.60 works correctly for nuclear criticality safety applications, producing the same results as for the previous verification performed in 2010; (2) Determine the sensitivity to computer roundoff using different Fortran-90 compilers for building MCNP5 and MCNP6, to support moving to current versions of the compilers; and (3) Verify that MCNP6-Beta-2 works correctly for nuclear criticality safety applications, producing the same results as for MCNP5-1.60. This provides support for eventual migration of users and applications to MCNP6. The current production version of MCNP5 included in the RSICC release package is MCNP5-1.60. This version was first distributed by RSICC in October 2010. While there were subsequent RSICC distributions of the MCNP package in July 2011 and February 2012, no changes were made to MCNP5-1.60. The RSICC release package in February 2012 included both MCNP5-1.60 and the current beta version of MCNP6, MCNP6-Beta-2. MCNP6 is the merger of MCNP5 and MCNPX capabilities. The current release of MCNP6 available from RSICC as of February 2012 is MCNP6-Beta-2. This version includes all of the features for criticality safety calculations that are available in MCNP5-1.60, and many new features largely unrelated to nuclear criticality safety calculations. This release is a 'beta' release to allow intermediate and advanced users to begin testing the merged code in their field of expertise. It should not be used for production calculations.

Brown, Forrest B. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kiedrowski, Brian C. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bull, Jeffrey S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Report Notes  

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Notes Notes 1 "Overall AC electrical energy consumption (AC Wh/mi)" is based on AC electricity consumed during charging events which began during the reporting period and distance driven during all trips in the reporting period. 2 "Overall DC electrical energy consumption (DC Wh/mi)" is based on net DC electricity discharged from or charged to the plug-in battery pack and distance driven during all trips in the reporting period. DC Wh/mi may not be comparable to AC Wh/mi if AC electricity charged prior to the reporting period was discharged during driving within the reporting period, or if AC electricity charged during the reporting period was not discharged during driving within the reporting period. 3 Trips when the plug-in battery pack charge was depleted to propel the vehicle throughout

337

Magnetohydrodynamic structure of a plasmoid in fast reconnection in low-beta plasmas  

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Plasmoid structures in fast reconnection in low-beta plasmas are investigated by two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulations. A high-resolution shock-capturing code enables us to explore a variety of shock structures: vertical slow shocks behind the plasmoid, another slow shock in the outer-region, and the shock-reflection in the front side. The Kelvin-Helmholtz-like turbulence is also found inside the plasmoid. It is concluded that these shocks are rigorous features in reconnection in low-beta plasmas, where the reconnection jet speed or the upstream Alfven speed exceeds the sound speed.

Zenitani, Seiji [NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771 (United States); Miyoshi, Takahiro [Department of Physical Science, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526 (Japan)

2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

338

Gamma-soft Analog of the Confined Beta-soft Rotor Model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A gamma-soft analog of the confined beta-soft (CBS) rotor model is developed, by using a gamma-independent displaced infinite well beta-potential in the Bohr Hamiltonian, for which exact separation of variables is possible. Level schemes interpolating between the E(5) critical point symmetry (with R(4/2)=E(4)/E(2)= 2.20) and the O(5) gamma-soft rotor (with R(4/2)=2.50) are obtained, exhibiting a crossover of excited 0+ bandheads which leads to agreement with the general trends of first excited 0+ states in this region and is observed experimentally in 128-Xe and 130-Xe.

D. Bonatsos; D. Lenis; N. Pietralla; P. A. Terziev

2006-09-19T23:59:59.000Z

339

Optimization of the Transport Shield for Neutrinoless Double Beta-decay Enriched Germanium  

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This document presents results of an investigation of the material and geometry choice for the transport shield of germanium, the active detector material used in 76Ge neutrinoless double beta decay searches. The objective of this work is to select the optimal material and geometry to minimize cosmogenic production of radioactive isotopes in the germanium material. The design of such a shield is based on the calculation of the cosmogenic production rate of isotopes that are known to cause interfering backgrounds in 76Ge neutrinoless double beta decay searches.

Aguayo Navarrete, Estanislao; Kouzes, Richard T.; Orrell, John L.; Reid, Douglas J.; Fast, James E.

2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

340

Low molecular weight thermostable .beta.-D-glucosidase from acidothermus cellulolyticus  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A purified low molecular weight .beta.-D-glucosidase is produced from Acidothermus cellulolyticus ATCC 43068. The enzyme is water soluble, possesses activity against pNP-.beta.-D-glucopyranoside, has a high of degree of stability toward heat, exhibits optimal temperature activity at about 65.degree. C. at a pH range of from about 2 to about 7, has an inactivation temperature of about 80.degree. C. at a pH range of from about 2 to about 7 and has a molecular weight of about 50.5-54.5 kD as determineded by SDS-PAGE.

Himmel, Michael E. (Littleton, CO); Tucker, Melvin P. (Lakewood, CO); Adney, William S. (Golden, CO); Nieves, Rafael A. (Lakewood, CO)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New limit on the neutrinoless double beta decay of /sup 100/Mo  

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A search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of /sup 100/Mo was conducted using thin Mo films and solid state Si detectors. The experiment has collected 3500 hours of data operating underground in a deep silver mine (3290 M.W.E.). Only one event was found to be consistent with neutrinoless double beta decay. Using this one event, a limit of greater than or equal to 1 x 10/sup 22/ years (1 sigma) is set on the /sup 100/Mo half-life. This is approximately five times larger than the best previous /sup 100/Mo limit.

Krivicich, J.M.

1988-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Low-energy beta spectroscopy using pin diodes to monitor tritium surface contamination  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We show that tritium betas emitted from a surface can be counted using a pin photodiode as a solid state charged particle detector. Furthermore, we show that the range of tritium betas through air is sufficient to allow measurement of tritium on samples in air by this method. These two findings make possible a new method to survey tritium surface contamination which has advantages over existing methods. We have built and tested several prototype instruments which use this method to measure tritium surface contamination, including a compact portable unit. The design of these instruments and results from tests and calibrations are described. Potential applications of this new method to monitor tritium are discussed.

Wampler, W.R.; Doyle, B.L.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Annual Report  

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

09 09 THROUGH 09/30/2010 The following Annual Freedom of Information Act report covers the Period 10/01/2009, through 09/30/2010, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552. I. BASIC INFORMATION REGARDING REPORT 1. Kevin T. Hagerty, Director Office of Information Resources, MA-90 U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 202-586-5955 Alexander Morris, FOIA Officer Sheila Jeter, FOIA/Privacy Act Specialist FOIA Office, MA-90 Office of Information Resources U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585 202-586-5955 2. An electronic copy of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) report can be obtained at http://management.energy.gov/documents/annual_reports.htm. The report can then be accessed by clicking FOIA Annual Reports.

344

Economic Report  

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

Transmitted to the Congress February 2008 Transmitted to the Congress February 2008 Together with the Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers Economic Report of the President Economic Report of the President For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office Internet: bookstore.gpo.gov Phone: (866) 512-1800; DC area (202) 512-1800 ISBN 978-0-16-079822-1 Transmitted to the Congress February 2008 together with THE ANNUAL REPORT of the COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON : 2008 Fax: (202) 512-2104 Mail Stop: IDCC, Washington, DC 20402-0001 C O N T E N T S ECONOMIC REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT ............................................. ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS* ...

345

SANDIA REPORT  

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SANDIA REPORT SANDIA REPORT SAND 2011-3958 Unlimited Release Printed June 2011 Site Environmental Report for 2010 Sandia National Laboratories, California B.L. Larsen Prepared by Sandia National Laboratories Livermore, California 94550 Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear

346

A measurement of the 2 neutrino double beta decay rate of Te-130 in the CUORICINO experiment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

CUORICINO was a cryogenic bolometer experiment designed to search for neutrinoless double beta decay and other rare processes, including double beta decay with two neutrinos (2{nu}{beta}{beta}). The experiment was located at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso and ran for a period of about 5 years, from 2003 to 2008. The detector consisted of an array of 62 TeO{sub 2} crystals arranged in a tower and operated at a temperature of #24;10 mK. Events depositing energy in the detectors, such as radioactive decays or impinging particles, produced thermal pulses in the crystals which were read out using sensitive thermistors. The experiment included 4 enriched crystals, 2 enriched with {sup 130}Te and 2 with {sup 128}Te, in order to aid in the measurement of the 2{nu}{beta}{beta} rate. The enriched crystals contained a total of #24;350 g {sup 130}Te. The 128-enriched (130-depleted) crystals were used as background monitors, so that the shared backgrounds could be subtracted from the energy spectrum of the 130- enriched crystals. Residual backgrounds in the subtracted spectrum were fit using spectra generated by Monte-Carlo simulations of natural radioactive contaminants located in and on the crystals. The 2{nu}{beta}{beta} half-life was measured to be T{sup 2{nu}}{sub 1/2} = [9.81{+-} #6;0.96(stat){+-} 0.49(syst)]#2;x10{sup 20} y.

Kogler, Laura

2011-11-03T23:59:59.000Z

347

Inverse Beta Decay in a Nonequilibrium Antineutrino Flux from a Nuclear Reactor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The evolution of the reactor antineutrino spectrum toward equilibrium above the inverse beta-decay threshold during the reactor operating period and the decay of residual antineutrino radiation after reactor shutdown are considered. It is found that, under certain conditions, these processes can play a significant role in experiments seeking neutrino oscillations.

V. I. Kopeikin; L. A. Mikaelyan; V. V. Sinev

2001-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

348

The when, why and why not of the BETA programming language  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper tells the story of the development of BETA: a programming language with just one abstraction mechanism, instead of one abstraction mechanism for each kind of program element (classes, types, procedures, functions, etc.). The paper explains ... Keywords: history of programming, object-oriented analysis, object-oriented design, object-oriented modeling, object-oriented programming, programming languages

Bent Bruun Kristensen; Ole Lehrmann Madsen; Birger Møller-Pedersen

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

349

Features of conduction mechanisms in Si/oligo-{beta}-naphthol/metal heterostructures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Conduction mechanisms in Si-polymer-metal heterostructures with oligo-{beta}-naphthol as a wide band-gap polymer have been studied. The results obtained are explained within the models of hopping transport via trap levels, Schottky emission, and field tunneling emission. Different charge transport mechanisms operate in different temperature ranges and under different electric fields.

Hasannli, Sh. M., E-mail: Hasanli_sh@rambler.ru; Mursakulov, N. N.; Samedova, U. F.; Abdulzade, N. N.; Mamedov, B. A. [National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan); Guseynov, R. K. [Ganja State University (Azerbaijan)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

350

BGL4 beta-glucosidase and nucleic acids encoding the same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a novel .beta.-glucosidase nucleic acid sequence, designated bgl4, and the corresponding BGL4 amino acid sequence. The invention also provides expression vectors and host cells comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding BGL4, recombinant BGL4 proteins and methods for producing the same.

Dunn-Coleman, Nigel [Los Gatos, CA; Goedegebuur, Frits [Vlaardingen, NL; Ward, Michael [San Francisco, CA; Yao, Jian [Sunnyvale, CA

2008-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

351

Delta M(s) in the MSSM with large tan beta  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Bs-Bsbar mixing parameter Delta Ms is studied in the MSSM with large tan beta. The recent Tevatron measurement of Delta Ms is used to constrain the MSSM parameter space. From this analysis the often neglected contribution to Delta Ms from the operator Q^SLL is found to be significant.

Parry, J K

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Advanced Materials for Sodium-Beta Alumina Batteries: Status, Challenges and Perspectives  

SciTech Connect

The increasing penetration of renewable energy and the trend toward clean, efficient transportation have spurred growing interests in sodium-beta alumina batteries that store electrical energy via sodium ion transport across a ?"-Al2O3 solid electrolyte at elevated temperatures (typically 300~350°C). Currently, the negative electrode or anode is metallic sodium in molten state during battery operation; the positive electrode or cathode can be molten sulfur (Na-S battery) or solid transition metal halides plus a liquid phase secondary electrolyte (e.g., ZEBRA battery). Since the groundbreaking works in the sodium-beta alumina batteries a few decades ago, encouraging progress has been achieved in improving battery performance, along with cost reduction. However there remain issues that hinder broad applications and market penetration of the technologies. To better the Na-beta alumina technologies require further advancement in materials along with component and system design and engineering. This paper offers a comprehensive review on materials of electrodes and electrolytes for the Na-beta alumina batteries and discusses the challenges ahead for further technology improvement.

Lu, Xiaochuan; Xia, Guanguang; Lemmon, John P.; Yang, Zhenguo

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

The strong magnetic field of the large-amplitude beta Cephei pulsator V1449 Aql  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Only for very few beta Cephei stars has the behaviour of the magnetic field been studied over the rotation cycle. During the past two years we have obtained multi-epoch polarimetric spectra of the beta Cephei star V1449 Aql with SOFIN at the Nordic Optical Telescope to search for a rotation period and to constrain the geometry of the magnetic field. The mean longitudinal magnetic field is measured at 13 different epochs. The new measurements, together with the previous FORS1 measurements, have been used for the frequency analysis and the characterization of the magnetic field. V1449 Aql so far possesses the strongest longitudinal magnetic field of up to 700G among the beta Cephei stars. The resulting periodogram displays three dominant peaks with the highest peak at f=0.0720d^-1 corresponding to a period P=13.893d. The magnetic field geometry can likely be described by a centred dipole with a polar magnetic field strength B_d around 3kG and an inclination angle beta of the magnetic axis to the rotation axis o...

Hubrig, S; Briquet, M; Schoeller, M; Gonzalez, J F; Nunez, N; De Cat, P; Morel, T

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Vanishing beta function for Grosse-Wulkenhaar model in a magnetic field  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We prove that the beta function of the Grosse-Wulkenhaar model including a magnetic field vanishes at all order of perturbations. We compute the renormalization group flow of the relevant dynamic parameters and find a non-Gaussian infrared fixed point. Some consequences of these results are discussed.

Geloun, Joseph Ben; Rivasseau, Vincent

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Time-Dependent Response to Cooling in a Beta-Plane Basin  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The time-dependent response of an ocean basin to the imposition of cooling (or heating) is examined in the context of a quasigeostrophic, two-layer model on the beta plane. The focus is on the structure and magnitude of the vertical motion and ...

Joseph Pedlosky

2006-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

On the Predictability of Quasi-Geostrophic Flow: The Effects of Beta and Baroclinicity  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The equilibrium statistics and predictability properties of one- and two-layer quasi-geostrophic flow are examined with the aid of a numerical model. The effect of beta in one-layer flow is to slow the transfer of energy into larger scales and to ...

Geoffrey K. Vallis

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

A Numerical Study on Tropical Cyclone Intensification. Part I: Beta Effect and Mean Flow Effect  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effect of planetary vorticity gradient (beta) and the presence of a uniform mean flow on the intensification of tropical cyclones are studied using a limited-area primitive equation model. The most intense storm evolves on a constant-f plane ...

Melinda S. Peng; Bao-Fong Jeng; R. T. Williams

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Storm-Forced Near-Inertial Waves on a Beta Plane  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The influence of the beta effect, that is, the variation of the Coriolis parameter with latitude on the energy flux from moving storms to the oceanic internal wave field is considered. Large-scale, fast-moving storms are emphasized, and the ...

Johan Nilsson

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2012-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

360

Understanding Supernova Neutrino Physics using Low-Energy Beta-Beams  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that fitting linear combinations of low-energy beta-beam spectra to supernova-neutrino energy-distributions reconstructs the response of a nuclear target to a supernova flux in a very accurate way. This allows one to make direct predictions about the supernova-neutrino signal in a terrestrial neutrino detector.

N. Jachowicz; G. C. McLaughlin

2005-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Dynamic fracture behavior of Ti-6Al-4V alloy with various stabilities of [beta] phase  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effect of stability of the body-centered cubic (bcc) [beta] phase on the dynamic fracture behavior of Ti-6Al-4V alloy at room temperature and 77 K has been studied. The presence of a highly unstable [beta] phase in the quenched alloy leads to a decrease in both the dynamic fracture toughness and the crack propagation energy, and this decrease becomes more pronounced when test temperature is reduced to 77 K. Somewhat improved fracture characteristics were obtained by applying anneal procedure to receive a fully stable [beta] phase. The highest fracture toughness as well as the greatest crack propagation resistance were observed in the air-cooled grade, where the lattice parameter of the bcc phase was intermediate between those pertaining to quenched and annealed Ti-6Al-4V alloys. The effect is attributed to the vanadium content in the [beta] phase, which is sufficiently high to suppress deformation-induced transformation. On the other hand, the V content should be low enough to retard ductile-brittle transition, typical for the bcc metals at cryogenic temperatures. As a result, marked toughening can be achieved, so that the lowest application temperature of high-strength titanium alloys containing the bcc phase can be decreased significantly.

Akmoulin, I.A.; Niinomi, M.; Kobayashi, T. (Toyohashi Univ. of Technology (Japan). Dept. of Production Systems Engineering)

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Beta Pictoris Debris Disk is Not a Proto-planetary Disk  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract: The debris disk around the star Beta Pictoris is not a proto-planetary disk but of the result of a collision of two or more aging stars as a result of the formation of the Proto-star Beta Pictoris. Beta Pictoris is shown to possess a large debris disk which glows in the infared. [1] It has been hypothesized that this debris disk is not evidence for the formation of new stars/exoplanets [2] but of the formation of smaller moons caused by the collision of older stars taking up new orbits around the proto-star Beta Pictoris, which is a very young star. [3] These will stabilize and become round and undifferentiated similar to the moon Callisto [4] , or the many other arrangements of moons around Saturn or Jupiter and smaller objects such as Ceres. This would also explain why they do not possess iron cores but are mostly volatiles such as water, ammonia, methane and sulfur dioxide which have a relatively low equilibrium condensation as opposed to refractory elements and molecules which have a much higher boiling point, and play a large part in the differentiation process. [5] References

Jeffrey J Wolynski

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Method of forming single crystals of beta silicon carbide using liquid lithium as a solvent  

SciTech Connect

A method of growing single crystals of beta SiC from solution using molten lithium as a solvent for polycrystalline SiC feed material. Reasonable growth rates are accomplished at temperatures in the range of about 1330.degree. C. to about 1500.degree. C.

Lundberg, Lynn B. (Los Alamos, NM)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

1 Inverse Beta Decay in a Nonequilibrium Antineutrino Flux from a Nuclear Reactor  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The evolution of the reactor antineutrino spectrum toward equilibrium above the inverse beta-decay threshold during the reactor operating period and the decay of residual ¯?e, radiation after reactor shutdown are considered. It is found that, under certain conditions, these processes can play a significant role in experiments seeking neutrino oscillations. 1.

V. I. Kopeikin A; L. A. Mikaelyan A; V. V. Sinev A

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Effect of finite beta on drift wave turbulence and particle confinement  

SciTech Connect

It is predicted that if the plasma beta exceeds the square of the inverse aspect ratio, (a/R)/sup 2/, the cross magnetic field diffusion is greatly enhanced due to the appearance of convective cells even in the presence of magnetic shear. The prediction is based on the structure of the mode coupling equations.

Hasegawa, A.; Okuda, H.; Wakatani, M.

1979-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Finite beta and resonant electron effects on trapped-electron instabilities  

SciTech Connect

Finite $beta$ (plasma pressure/magnetic pressure) and resonant electron effects on the dissipative trapped-electron instabilities are analyzed. These modifications are shown to have a strong stabilizing influence on the finite ion gyroradius and electron temperature gradient driven modes, respectively. For relevant tokamak parameters complete stabilization may be possible. Stability criteria for radially local and nonlocal cases are presented. (auth)

Tang, W.M.; Liu, C.S.; Rosenbluth, M.N.; Catto, P.J.; Callen, J.D.

1975-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Barotropic Beta-Plane Turbulence in a Regime with Strong Zonal Jets Revisited  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The problem of quantification of barotropic beta-plane turbulence driven by small-scale stochastic forcing into regimes dominated by quasi-periodic zonal jets is revisited. It is shown that the large-scale relative vorticity in such regimes is ...

S. Danilov; V. M. Gryanik

2004-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Barotropic Equatorial Waves: The Nonuniformity of the Equatorial Beta-Plane  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Some equatorially trapped motions cannot be modeled by the equatorial beta-plane. Our proof is a counter-example: if the zonal wavenumber m is large, barotropic Rossby-Haurwitz waves decay with latitude outside a narrow band about the equator and ...

John P. Boyd

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

369

Free Boundary, High Beta Equilibrium in a Large Aspect Ratio Tokamak with Nearly  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Free Boundary, High Beta Equilibrium in a Large Aspect Ratio Tokamak with Nearly Circular Plasma Boundary H. Qin A. Reiman September 25, 1996 Abstract An analytic solution is obtained for free. In the absence of surface currents at the plasma-vacuum in- terface, the free-boundary equilibrium solution

370

Free Boundary, High Beta Equilibrium in a Large Aspect Ratio Tokamak with Nearly  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Free Boundary, High Beta Equilibrium in a Large Aspect Ratio Tokamak with Nearly Circular Plasma Boundary H. Qin A. Reiman September 25, 1996 Abstract An analytic solution is obtained for free. In the absence of surface currents at the plasma­vacuum in­ terface, the free­boundary equilibrium solution

371

BGL3 beta-glucosidase and nucleic acids encoding the same  

SciTech Connect

The present invention provides a novel .beta.-glucosidase nucleic acid sequence, designated bgl3, and the corresponding BGL3 amino acid sequence. The invention also provides expression vectors and host cells comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding BGL3, recombinant BGL3 proteins and methods for producing the same.

Dunn-Coleman, Nigel; Goedegebuur, Frits; Ward, Michael; Yao, Jian

2012-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

372

Proton Recoil Energy and Angular Distribution of Neutron Radiative Beta Decay  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We analyse the proton recoil energy and angular distribution of the radiative beta-decay of the neutron to leading order in the large baryon mass expansion by taking into account the contributions of the proton-photon correlations. We show that the account for the proton-photon correlations does not contradict the description of the radiative corrections to the lifetime of the neutron and the proton recoil energy spectrum of the neutron beta-decay in terms of the functions (\\alpha/\\pi) g_n(E_e) and (\\alpha/\\pi) f_n(E_e), where E_e is the electron energy. In addition we find that the contributions of the proton-photon correlations in the radiative beta-decay of the neutron to the proton recoil asymmetry C are of order 10^(-4). They make the contributions of the radiative corrections to the proton recoil asymmetry C symmetric with respect to a change A_0 B_0, where A_0 and B_0 are the correlation coefficients of the neutron beta-decay.

A. N. Ivanov; R. Hollwieser; N. I. Troitskaya; M. Wellenzohn

2013-06-19T23:59:59.000Z

373

Genus one correction to Seiberg-Witten prepotential from \\beta-deformed matrix model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study \\beta-deformed matrix models with Penner type potentials, which correspond to N=2 SU(2) supersymmetric gauge theories with N_F=2,3, and 4 flavors. We compute explicitly the genus one corrections to the free energy of the matrix model and show that they match the corresponding results obtained from the Nekrasov partition function.

Baek, Jong-Hyun

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

BGL6 .beta.-glucosidase and nucleic acids encoding the same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a novel .beta.-glucosidase nucleic acid sequence, designated bgl6, and the corresponding BGL6 amino acid sequence. The invention also provides expression vectors and host cells comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding BGL6, recombinant BGL6 proteins and methods for producing the same.

Dunn-Coleman, Nigel; Ward, Michael

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

375

BGL4 beta-glucosidase and nucleic acids encoding the same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a novel .beta.-glucosidase nucleic acid sequence, designated bgl4, and the corresponding BGL4 amino acid sequence. The invention also provides expression vectors and host cells comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding BGL4, recombinant BGL4 proteins and methods for producing the same.

Dunn-Coleman, Nigel (Los Gatos, CA); Goedegebuur, Frits (Vlaardingen, NL); Ward, Michael (San Francisco, CA); Yao, Jian (Sunnyvale, CA)

2011-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

376

BGL5 .beta.-glucosidase and nucleic acids encoding the same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a novel .beta.-glucosidase nucleic acid sequence, designated bgl5, and the corresponding BGL5 amino acid sequence. The invention also provides expression vectors and host cells comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding BGL5, recombinant BGL5 proteins and methods for producing the same.

Dunn-Coleman, Nigel (Los Gatos, CA); Goedegebuur, Frits (Vlaardingen, NL); Ward, Michael (San Francisco, CA); Yao, Jian (Sunnyvale, CA)

2008-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

377

BGL7 beta-glucosidase and nucleic acids encoding the same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The present invention provides a novel .beta.-glucosidase nucleic acid sequence, designated bgl7, and the corresponding BGL7 amino acid sequence. The invention also provides expression vectors and host cells comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding BGL7, recombinant BGL7 proteins and methods for producing the same.

Dunn-Coleman, Nigel; Ward, Michael

2013-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

378

Physics Basis for High-Beta, Low-Aspect-Ratio Stellarator Experiments  

SciTech Connect

High-beta, low-aspect-ratio (compact) stellarators are promising solutions to the problem of developing a magnetic plasma configuration for magnetic fusion power plants that can be sustained in steady-state without disrupting. These concepts combine features of stellarators and advanced tokamaks and have aspect ratios similar to those of tokamaks (2-4). They are based on computed plasma configurations that are shaped in three dimensions to provide desired stability and transport properties. Experiments are planned as part of a program to develop this concept. A beta = 4% quasi-axisymmetric plasma configuration has been evaluated for the National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX). It has a substantial bootstrap current and is shaped to stabilize ballooning, external kink, vertical, and neoclassical tearing modes without feedback or close-fitting conductors. Quasi-omnigeneous plasma configurations stable to ballooning modes at beta = 4% have been evaluated for the Quasi-Omnigeneous Stellarator (QOS) experiment. These equilibria have relatively low bootstrap currents and are insensitive to changes in beta. Coil configurations have been calculated that reconstruct these plasma configurations, preserving their important physics properties. Theory- and experiment-based confinement analyses are used to evaluate the technical capabilities needed to reach target plasma conditions. The physics basis for these complementary experiments is described.

A. Brooks; A.H. Reiman; G.H. Neilson; M.C. Zarnstorff; et al

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Sensitivity and uncertainty in the effective delayed neutron fraction ({beta}{sub eff})  

SciTech Connect

Precise knowledge of effective delayed neutron fraction ({beta}{sub eff}) and of the corresponding uncertainty is important for reactor safety analysis. The interest in developing the methodology for estimating the uncertainty in {beta}{sub eff} was expressed in the scope of the UAM project of the OECD/NEA. A novel approach for the calculation of the nuclear data sensitivity and uncertainty of the effective delayed neutron fraction is proposed, based on the linear perturbation theory. The method allows the detailed analysis of components of {beta}{sub eff} uncertainty. The procedure was implemented in the SUSD3D sensitivity and uncertainty code applied to several fast neutron benchmark experiments from the ICSBEP and IRPhE databases. According to the JENDL-4 covariance matrices and taking into account the uncertainty in the cross sections and in the prompt and delayed fission spectra the total uncertainty in {beta}eff was found to be of the order of {approx}2 to {approx}3.5 % for the studied fast experiments. (authors)

Kodeli, I. I. [Jozef Stefan Inst., Jamova 39, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Health physics 1992 progress report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

At Los Alamos National Laboratory, radiation protection services are provided by ESH-1, -4, and -12, and technical support is provided by ESH-6 to Laboratory groups that work with significant quantities of fissile material. The mission of all these groups is to protect Laboratory workers, the public, and the environment from radiation associated with Laboratory operations. In this report, 1992 radiation protection performance trends are presented. These data show that, in general, the collective external dose equivalent quantities from penetrating (gamma, x-ray, and neutron) radiation and from nonpenetrating (beta and low-energy photon) radiation showed a slight downward trend during 1992. The number of confirmed contaminations of skin and personal clothing decreased in 1992 when compared to the previous year. Finally, there was one reportable DOE 5000.3A internal contamination event in 1992. The 1992 radiation protection activities of the Laboratory, conducted at both the Nevada Test Site and at Los Alamos, are presented and discussed. These activities include external dosimetry, internal dosimetry, radiation-monitoring instrumentation, sample analysis, workplace radiological monitoring, nuclear criticality safety, hazardous materials response, radiological training, and radiological records. This report details routine activities, including any significant changes and improvements in 1992; additional activities, including special investigations, studies, and reviews; publications and presentations; and professional activities, including professional memberships, training received, and conferences attended.

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1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory: Annual report, October 1, 1986--September 30, 1987  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report contains papers on the following topics: Principle Parameters Achieved in Experimental Devices (FY87); Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor; Princeton Beta Experiment-Modification; S-1 Spheromak; Current-Drive Experiment; X-Ray Laser Studies; Theoretical Division; Tokamak Modeling; Compact Ignition Tokamak; Engineering Department; Project Planning and Safety Office; Quality Assurance and Reliability; Administrative Operations; and PPPL Patent Invention Disclosures (FY87).

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1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Post-prandial reactive hypoglycaemia and diarrhea caused by idiopathic accelerated gastric emptying: a case report  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

beta- cell function. Obes Surg 2010, 20(8):1110-1116. 9. Playford RJ, Domin J, Beacham J, Parmar KB, Tatemoto K, Bloom SR, Calam J: Preliminary report: role of peptide YY in defence against diarrhoea. Lancet 1990, 335(8705):1555-1557. 10. Scheen AJ...

Middleton, Stephen J; Balan, Kottekkattu

2011-05-13T23:59:59.000Z

383

Inspection Report REPORT ON INSPECTION REGARDINGSMALL BUSINESS...  

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REPORT ON INSPECTION REGARDINGSMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTING STATISTICS REPORTING ANDPRESENTATION, INS-O-98-02 Inspection Report REPORT ON INSPECTION REGARDINGSMALL BUSINESS...

384

Epstein-Barr virus BRLF1 inhibits transcription of IRF3 and IRF7 and suppresses induction of interferon-{beta}  

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Activation of interferon regulatory factors (IRFs) 3 and 7 is essential for the induction of Type I interferons (IFN) and innate antiviral responses, and herpesviruses have evolved mechanisms to evade such responses. We previously reported that Epstein-Barr virus BZLF1, an immediate-early (IE) protein, inhibits the function of IRF7, but the role of BRLF1, the other IE transactivator, in IRF regulation has not been examined. We now show that BRLF1 expression decreased induction of IFN-{beta}, and reduced expression of IRF3 and IRF7; effects were dependent on N- and C-terminal regions of BRLF1 and its nuclear localization signal. Endogenous IRF3 and IRF7 RNA and protein levels were also decreased during cytolytic EBV infection. Finally, production of IFN-{beta} was decreased during lytic EBV infection and was associated with increased susceptibility to superinfection with Sendai virus. These data suggest a new role for BRLF1 with the ability to evade host innate immune responses.

Bentz, Gretchen L.; Liu Renshui [Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States); Hahn, Angela M.; Shackelford, Julia [Department of Cellular Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States); Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States); Pagano, Joseph S., E-mail: joseph_pagano@med.unc.ed [Department of Medicine and Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States); Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (United States)

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Acute Radiation-Induced Nocturia in Prostate Cancer Patients Is Associated With Pretreatment Symptoms, Radical Prostatectomy, and Genetic Markers in the TGF{beta}1 Gene  

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Purpose: After radiation therapy for prostate cancer, approximately 50% of the patients experience acute genitourinary symptoms, mostly nocturia. This may be highly bothersome with a major impact on the patient's quality of life. In the past, nocturia is seldom reported as a single, physiologically distinct endpoint, and little is known about its etiology. It is assumed that in addition to dose-volume parameters and patient- and therapy-related factors, a genetic component contributes to the development of radiation-induced damage. In this study, we investigated the association among dosimetric, clinical, and TGF{beta}1 polymorphisms and the development of acute radiation-induced nocturia in prostate cancer patients. Methods and Materials: Data were available for 322 prostate cancer patients treated with primary or postoperative intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Five genetic markers in the TGF{beta}1 gene (-800 G>A, -509 C>T, codon 10 T>C, codon 25 G>C, g.10780 T>G), and a high number of clinical and dosimetric parameters were considered. Toxicity was scored using an symptom scale developed in-house. Results: Radical prostatectomy (PT and codon 10 T>C are identified as factors involved in the development of acute radiation-induced nocturia. These findings may contribute to the research on prediction of late nocturia after IMRT for prostate cancer.

De Langhe, Sofie, E-mail: Sofie.DeLanghe@UGent.be [Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Ghent University, Gent (Belgium); De Ruyck, Kim [Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Ghent University, Gent (Belgium)] [Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Ghent University, Gent (Belgium); Ost, Piet; Fonteyne, Valerie [Department of Radiation Oncology, Ghent University Hospital, Gent (Belgium)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Ghent University Hospital, Gent (Belgium); Werbrouck, Joke [Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Ghent University, Gent (Belgium)] [Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Ghent University, Gent (Belgium); De Meerleer, Gert; De Neve, Wilfried [Department of Radiation Oncology, Ghent University Hospital, Gent (Belgium)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Ghent University Hospital, Gent (Belgium); Thierens, Hubert [Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Ghent University, Gent (Belgium)] [Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Ghent University, Gent (Belgium)

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Comparison Report  

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Report Report 2009 Department of Energy Annual Employee Survey Results -vs- 2006 & 2008 All Federal Government Federal Human Capital Survey Results This is a summary-by-question of DOE's responses to the 2009 Annual Employee Survey compared to corresponding items on the 2006 and 2008 Federal Human Capital Surveys. This summary displays results by Positive, Neutral, Negative, and where applicable, Do Not Know or No Basis to Judge responses. As shown below, for each response scale two responses are categorized as "Positive," one response is categorized as "Neutral," and two are categorized as "Negative." All of the data in this report is considered unweighted. Positive Responses Neutral Responses Negative Responses Do Not

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Extraction Report  

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been completed (as described in ETA-GAC002, "Control of Test Conduct") prior to the report being formally issued. 4.2 All necessary test documentation has been completed,...

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Certification Report  

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Certified Reference Material AOCS 0806-A AOCS 0806-B AOCS 0806-C AOCS 0806-D Report of the certification process for Conventional and EH92-527-1 Potato Potato Certified Reference Materials G. Clapper a

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Certification Report  

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Certification Report The certification of Conventional and Liberty Link™ (T25) Corn Leaf DNA Reference Materials Certified Reference Materials AOCS 0306-C and AOCS 0306-H G. Clapper and R. Ca

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Interim Report  

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Interim Report FOREWORD This report documents the outcome of an evaluation of the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) attributes of the MELCOR computer code for leak path factor applications, relative to established requirements. This evaluation, a “gap analysis, ” is performed to meet Commitment 4.2.1.3 of the Department of Energy’s Implementation Plan to resolve SQA issues identified in Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Recommendation 2002-1. Suggestions for corrections or improvements to this document should be addressed to:

Melcor Gap Analysis; Intentionally Blank; Chip Lagdon

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

PHENIX REPORTS  

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This report contains individual progress reports for the months of December 1997 through May 1998 on the Phenix program at Hytec. Topics include the Phenix muon detector chamber flow analysis; the Phenix Muon detector deformation and motion/tolerance study of Stations 1, 2, and 3; finite element mount/electron shield structural analysis; South Station 3 muon detector deformation analysis; and Station 1 muon detector panel assembly and fabrication sequences.

TIMOTHY C. THOMPSON - HYTEC, INC.

1998-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Mechanistic study of photoinduced. beta. -hydride elimination. The facile photochemical synthesis of low-valent thorium and uranium organometallics  

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This paper reports a mechanistic investigation of the photochemistry of the actinide hydrocarbyls Th(C/sub 5/E/sub 5/)/sub 3/R, E = H, D, R = CH/sub 3/, i-C/sub 3/H/sub 7/, n-C/sub 4/H/sub 9/; Th(CH/sub 3/C/sub 5/H/sub 4/)/sub 3/(n-C/sub 4/H/sub 9/); Th(indenyl)/sub 3/(n-C/sub 4/H/sub 9/); U(C/sub 5/E/sub 5/)/sub 3/R, E = H, R = CH/sub 3/, i-C/sub 3/H/sub 7/, n-C/sub 4/H/sub 9/, sec-C/sub 4/H/sub 9/, E = D, R = n-C/sub 4/H/sub 9/. For the thorium cyclopentadienyl compounds with R = CH/sub 3/, uv photolysis in aromatic solvents produces 1:1 mixtures of alkane:alkene (RH:R - (H)) and the trivalent thorium complex Th(C/sub 5/E/sub 5/)/sub 3/ in nearly stoichiometric yield. On the basis of products, product yields, quantum yields, studies with /sup 2/H labels, matrix photochemistry, added reagents, and the behavior of the R = CH/sub 3/ compound, a photoinduced ..beta..-hydrogen elimination mechanism is proposed. This reaction yields (irreversibly) olefin and Th(C/sub 5/E/sub 5/)/sub 3/H, the latter species then reacting with another molecule of Th(C/sub 5/E/sub 5/)/sub 3/R to produce alkane and Th(C/sub 5/E/sub 5/)/sub 3/. A minor pathway for RH formation involves abstraction of C/sub 5/E/sub 5/ or solvent hydrogen (deuterium) atoms. On the basis of spectroscopic, magnetic, and chemical studies, the thorium photoproduct is formulated as a Th(eta/sup 5/-C/sub 5/E/sub 5/)/sub 3/ compound, possibly with metal-bridging cyclopentadienyl ligands in the solid state. In contrast to these results, photolysis of the indenyl compound produces only alkane, the added hydrogen atom being derived from the indenyl ligand. For the uranium compounds in aromatic solvents, photoinduced ..beta..-hydrogen elimination (and U(C/sub 5/H/sub 5/) formation) occurs but is not the major pathway. Rather, hydrogen atom abstraction from cyclopentadienyl rings (analogous to the thermolysis pathway) predominates, with lesser abstraction from the solvent molecules. Photolysis in THF greatly increases yield of U(C/sub 5/H/sub 5/)/sub 3/.

Bruno, J.W.; Kalina, D.G.; Mintz, E.A.; Marks, T.J.

1982-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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New analytic solutions of the collective Bohr hamiltonian for a beta-soft, gamma-soft axial rotor  

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New analytic solutions of the quadrupole collective Bohr hamiltonian are proposed, exploiting an approximate separation of the beta and gamma variables to describe gamma-soft prolate axial rotors. The model potential is a sum of two terms: a beta-dependent term taken either with a Coulomb-like or a Kratzer-like form, and a gamma-dependent term taken as an harmonic oscillator. In particular it is possible to give a one parameter paradigm for a beta-soft, gamma-soft axial rotor that can be applied, with a considerable agreement, to the spectrum of 234U.

Lorenzo Fortunato; Andrea Vitturi

2003-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

395

Structure of the TGF-Beta Receptor Complex Reveals Evolutionary Adaptations  

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Structure of the TGF-Beta Receptor Complex Structure of the TGF-Beta Receptor Complex Reveals Evolutionary Adaptations that have Led to Diversification of Function with the Superfamily Growth factors are peptides and proteins that function extracellularly to regulate cell growth and differentiation. They play critical roles in vertebrates as they coordinate the actions of cells within the same tissue, or cells in one tissue or organ with those in another. They induce their activities by binding and bringing together cell surface receptors, which typically are comprised of an extracellular domain, a single membrane-spanning domain, and an intracellular domain. The extracellular domains are responsible for recognizing and binding the growth factor, while the intracellular domains, when brought into close spatial proximity, are responsible for activating the downstream machinery that brings about an appropriately tuned cellular response.

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.beta.-silicon carbide protective coating and method for fabricating same  

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A polycrystalline beta-silicon carbide film or coating and method for forming same on components, such as the top of solar cells, to act as an extremely hard protective surface, and as an anti-reflective coating. This is achieved by DC magnetron co-sputtering of amorphous silicon and carbon to form a SiC thin film onto a surface, such as a solar cell. The thin film is then irradiated by a pulsed energy source, such as an excimer laser, to synthesize the poly- or .mu.c-SiC film on the surface and produce .beta.--SiC. While the method of this invention has primary application in solar cell manufacturing, it has application wherever there is a requirement for an extremely hard surface.

Carey, Paul G. (Mountain View, CA); Thompson, Jesse B. (Brentwood, CA)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Calorimeter R&D for the SuperNEMO Double Beta Decay Experiment  

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SuperNEMO is a next-generation double beta decay experiment based on the successful tracking plus calorimetry design approach of the NEMO3 experiment currently running in the Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane (LSM). SuperNEMO can study a range of isotopes, the baseline isotopes are 82Se and possibly 150Nd. The total isotope mass will be 100-200 kg. A sensitivity to neutrinoless double beta decay half-life greater than 10e26 years can be reached which gives access to Majorana neutrino masses of 50-100 meV. One of the main challenges of the SuperNEMO R&D is the development of the calorimeter with an unprecedented energy resolution of 4% FWHM at 3 MeV (Qbb value of 82Se).

Matthew Kauer; for the SuperNEMO Collaboration

2008-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

398

Prompt Beta Spectroscopy as a Diagnostic for Mix in Ignited NIF Capsules  

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF) technology is designed to drive deuterium-tritium (DT) internal confinement fusion (ICF) targets to ignition using indirect radiation from laser beam energy captured in a hohlraum. Hydrodynamical instabilities at interfaces in the ICF capsule leading to mix between the DT fue l and the ablator shell material are of fundamental physical interest and can affect the performance characteristics of the capsule. In this Letter we describe new radiochemical diagnostics for mix processes in ICF capsules with plastic or Be (0.9%Cu) ablator shells. Reactions of high-energy tritons with shell material produce high-energy $\\beta$-emitters. We show that mix between the DT fuel and the shell material enhances high-energy prompt beta emission from these reactions by more than an order of magnitude over that expected in the absence of mix.

A. C. Hayes; G. Jungman; J. C. Solem; P. A. Bradley; R. S. Rundberg

2004-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

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[beta]-silicon carbide protective coating and method for fabricating same  

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A polycrystalline beta-silicon carbide film or coating and method for forming same on components, such as the top of solar cells, to act as an extremely hard protective surface, and as an anti-reflective coating are disclosed. This is achieved by DC magnetron co-sputtering of amorphous silicon and carbon to form a SiC thin film onto a surface, such as a solar cell. The thin film is then irradiated by a pulsed energy source, such as an excimer laser, to synthesize the poly- or [mu]c-SiC film on the surface and produce [beta]-SiC. While the method of this invention has primary application in solar cell manufacturing, it has application wherever there is a requirement for an extremely hard surface. 3 figs.

Carey, P.G.; Thompson, J.B.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Test of the unactivated calcium fluoride crystal for use as a scintillation detector in Ca/sup 48/ double beta decay experiment  

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The test results of the properties of the unactivated CaF/sub 2/ scintillation crystal detector is reported. The energy response of a small size CaF/sub 2/ crystal and a large CaF/sub 2/ crystal detector, which will be used in the Ca/sup 48/ Double Beta Decay (DBD) experiment, to gamma rays and an electron beam from 6 to 10 MeV was tested. The results indicate that the linear energy response range can be extended to 10 MeV for the large CaF/sub 2/ detector. Meanwhile, the relation of the energy resolution to the incident particle energy is represented by E/sup -1/2/ (MeV). (It is anticipated that the energy resolution at 4.27 MeV will be about 9%.)

Weihua, T.; Ke, Y.; Yucan, Z.; Wenheng, Z.; Zhipeng, Z.; Junguang, L.; Hansheng, S.; Minghan, Y.; Yanfeng, F.; Shaoxin, O.

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A multisite photometric study of two unusual Beta Cep stars: the magnetic V2052 Oph and the massive rapid rotator V986 Oph  

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We report a multisite photometric campaign for the Beta Cep stars V2052 Oph and V986 Oph. 670 hours of high-quality differential photoelectric Stromgren, Johnson and Geneva time-series photometry were obtained with eight telescopes on five continents during 182 nights. Frequency analyses of the V2052 Oph data enabled the detection of three pulsation frequencies, the first harmonic of the strongest signal, and the rotation frequency with its first harmonic. Pulsational mode identification from analysing the colour amplitude ratios confirms the dominant mode as being radial, whereas the other two oscillations are most likely l=4. Combining seismic constraints on the inclination of the rotation axis with published magnetic field analyses we conclude that the radial mode must be the fundamental. The rotational light modulation is in phase with published spectroscopic variability, and consistent with an oblique rotator for which both magnetic poles pass through the line of sight. The inclination of the rotation ax...

Handler, G; Uytterhoeven, K; Briquet, M; Neiner, C; Tshenye, T; Ngwato, B; van Winckel, H; Guggenberger, E; Raskin, G; Rodriguez, E; Mazumdar, A; Barban, C; Lorenz, D; Vandenbussche, B; Sahin, T; Medupe, R; Aerts, C

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402

SANDIA REPORT  

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REPORT REPORT SAND2008-6098 Unlimited Release Printed August 2008 National SCADA Test Bed Consequence Modeling Tool Bryan T. Richardson and Lozanne Chavez Prepared by: Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 and Livermore, California 94550 Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. Approved for public release; further dissemination unlimited. Issued by Sandia National Laboratories, operated for the United States Department of Energy by Sandia Corporation. NOTICE: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government, nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor

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Archived Reports  

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Commercial Buildings site. If you need assistance viewing this page, please call (202) 586-8800. Energy Information Administration Home Page Commercial Buildings site. If you need assistance viewing this page, please call (202) 586-8800. Energy Information Administration Home Page Home > Commercial Buildings Home > Special Topics and Data Reports > Archived Reports Archived Reports Yellow Arrow "Effective Occupied and Vacant Square Footage in Commercial Buildings in 1992" (HTML format) Yellow Arrow "Energy End-Use Intensities in Commercial Buildings in 1992" Yellow Arrow "Energy End-Use Intensities in Commercial Buildings" (1989 data - PDF format) Yellow Arrow "Assessment of Energy Use in Multibuilding Facilities" (1989 data - PDF format) Yellow Arrow "Federal Buildings Supplemental Survey (FBSS) 1993" (PDF format) Yellow Arrow micro-data files for FBSS (dBase and ASCII formats)

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Report2  

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Workshop Report on a Future Workshop Report on a Future Information Infrastructure for the Physical Sciences The Facts of the Matter: Finding, understanding, and using information about our physical world Hosted by the Department of Energy at the National Academy of Sciences May 30-31, 2000 Preface Forty years ago it took days, weeks or even months for information regarding an interesting discovery to be communicated to the relevant community of scientists and engineers. At that time, most of us kept a collection of postcards that we used to request reprints of articles as they appeared in the journals we read. This was the situation at the time that Ted Maiman reported his results using ruby as a medium to make a laser. Some twenty years later, this time interval was shortened to days by

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Annual Report  

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1 1 2011 Annual Report to the Oak Ridge Community Annual Report to the Oak Ridge Community DOE/ORO/2399 Progress Cleanup P Progress Cleanup P 2 This report was produced by URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, DOE's Environmental Management contractor for the Oak Ridge Reservation. About the Cover After recontouring and revegetation, the P1 Pond at East Tennessee Technology Park is flourishing. The contaminated pond was drained, recontoured, and restocked with fish that would not disturb the pond sediment. 1 Message from the Acting Manager Department of Energy Oak Ridge Office To the Oak Ridge Community: Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 marked many accomplishments in Oak Ridge. Our Environmental Management (EM) program completed a majority of its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)-funded projects,

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Cruise Report  

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Cruise Report Cruise Report The Gulf of Mexico Gas Hydrate Joint Industry Project Covering the cruise of the Drilling Vessel Uncle John Mobile, Alabama to Galveston, Texas Atwater Valley Blocks 13/14 and Keathley Canyon Block 151 17 April to 22 May 2005 1 DISCLAIMER "This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product,

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Sodium arsenite impairs insulin secretion and transcription in pancreatic {beta}-cells  

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Human studies have shown that chronic inorganic arsenic (iAs) exposure is associated with a high prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes. However, the mechanism(s) underlying this effect are not well understood, and practically, there is no information available on the effects of arsenic on pancreatic {beta}-cells functions. Thus, since insulin secreted by the pancreas plays a crucial role in maintaining glucose homeostasis, our aim was to determine if sodium arsenite impairs insulin secretion and mRNA expression in single adult rat pancreatic {beta}-cells. Cells were treated with 0.5, 1, 2, 5 and 10 {mu}M sodium arsenite and incubated for 72 and 144 h. The highest dose tested (10 {mu}M) decreased {beta}-cell viability, by 33% and 83%, respectively. Insulin secretion and mRNA expression were evaluated in the presence of 1 and 5 {mu}M sodium arsenite. Basal insulin secretion, in 5.6 mM glucose, was not significantly affected by 1 or 5 {mu}M treatment for 72 h, but basal secretion was reduced when cells were exposed to 5 {mu}M sodium arsenite for 144 h. On the other hand, insulin secretion in response to 15.6 mM glucose decreased with sodium arsenite in a dose-dependent manner in such a way that cells were no longer able to distinguish between different glucose concentrations. We also showed a significant decrease in insulin mRNA expression of cells exposed to 5 {mu}M sodium arsenite during 72 h. Our data suggest that arsenic may contribute to the development of diabetes mellitus by impairing pancreatic {beta}-cell functions, particularly insulin synthesis and secretion.

Diaz-Villasenor, Andrea [Department of Genomic Medicine and Environmental Toxicology, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico); Sanchez-Soto, M. Carmen [Department of Biophysics, Instituto de Fisiologia Celular, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, A.P. 70-253 Coyoacan, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico); Cebrian, Mariano E. [Section of Environmental Toxicology, CINVESTAV, IPN, Mexico City (Mexico); Ostrosky-Wegman, Patricia [Department of Genomic Medicine and Environmental Toxicology, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico); Hiriart, Marcia [Department of Biophysics, Instituto de Fisiologia Celular, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, A.P. 70-253 Coyoacan, Mexico D.F. 04510 (Mexico)]. E-mail: mhiriart@ifc.unam.mx

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Measuring Dirac CP-violating phase with intermediate energy beta beam facility  

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Taking the established nonzero value of $\\theta_{13}$, we study the possibility of extracting the Dirac CP-violating phase by a beta beam facility with a boost factor $100technologies. We find that an antineutrino beam from $^6$He decay with a baseline of L=1300 km has a very promising CP discovery potential using a 500 kton Water Cherenkov (WC) detector. Fortunately this baseline corresponds to the distance between FermiLAB to Sanford underground research facility in South Dakota.

Pouya Bakhti; Yasaman Farzan

2013-07-03T23:59:59.000Z

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The energy distribution of beta CrB for the specific stellar abundances  

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The comparison of the observed and computed energy distributions of beta CrB has shown that a model with the specific chemical composition of the star can account for the visual enery distribution, while it is still unable to reproduce ultraviolet observations shortward of 1700 A. Furthermore, the predicted absorption of strong Fe II and Mg II UV lines is much larger than the observed one.

F. Castelli

1998-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Beta-Gamma Coincidence Counting Using an Yttrium Aluminum Perovskit and Bismuth Germanate Phoswich Scintillator  

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Abstract– Phoswich detectors (two scintillators attached to the same photomultiplier-tube) have been used in the past to measure either betas or gammas separately but were not used to measure beta-gamma coincidence signatures. These coincidence signatures are very important for the detection of many fission products and are exploited to detect four radioxenon isotopes using the Automated Radioxenon Sampler/Analyzer (ARSA) [1]. Previous PNNL work with a phoswich detector used a commercially available, thin disk of scintillating CaF2(Eu) and a 2” thick NaI(Tl) crystal in a phoswich arrangement. Studies with this detector measured the beta-gamma coincidence signatures from 133Xe, 214Pb and 214Bi [2]. This scintillator combination worked but was not a good match in scintillation light decay times, 940-ns for CaF2(Eu) and 230 ns for NaI(Tl). Additionally, a 6 mm thick quartz window was placed between the NaI(Tl) and the CaF2 to ensure a hermetic seal for the NaI(Tl) crystal . This dead layer significantly reduced the detection probability of the low energy x-rays and gammas that are part of the coincidence signatures for 214Pb, 214Bi and the radioxenons. Further research showed that Yttrium aluminum perovskit (YAP) and bismuth germanate (BGO) have very good scintillation light characteristics and no hermetic seal requirements. The 27-ns scintillation light decay time of YAP and the 300-ns decay time for BGO are a good match between fast and slow light output. The scintillation light output was measured using XIATM digital signal processing readout electronics, and the fast (YAP) and slow (BGO) light components allowed discrimination between the beta and gamma contributions of the radioactive decays. In this paper we discuss the experimental setup and results obtained with this new phoswich detector and the applications beyond radioxenon gas measurements.

McIntyre, Justin I.; Schrom, Brian T.; Aalseth, Craig E.; Cooper, Matthew W.; Hayes, James C.; Heimbigner, Tom R.; Hossbach, Todd W.; Hubbard, Charles W.; Litke, Kevin E.; Ripplinger, Mike D.; Seifert, Carolyn E.; Suarez, Reynold

2006-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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PNNL OS3300 Alpha/Beta Monitoring System Software and Hardware Operations Manual, Revision 0  

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This Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) OS3300 Alpha/Beta Monitoring System Software and Hardware Operations Manual describes how to install and operate the software and hardware on a personal computer in conjunction with the EG&G Berthold LB150D continuous air monitor. Included are operational details for the software functions, how to read and use the drop-down menus, how to understand readings and calculations, and how to access the database tables.

Barnett, J. M.; Duchsherer, Cheryl J.; Sisk, Daniel R.; Carter, Gregory L.; Douglas, David D.; Carrell, Dorothy M.

2006-01-25T23:59:59.000Z

412

High-statistics measurement of the beta-delayed alpha spectrum of 20Na  

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A measurement of the 20Na beta-delayed alpha spectrum with a high-granularity set-up has allowed the decay scheme to be revised on several points. Three new transitions of low intensity are found at low alpha-particle energy. An R-matrix fit of the complete spectrum gives an improved description of the decay and indicates feeding to the broad 2^+ alpha-cluster state close to 9 MeV.

K. L. Laursen; O. S. Kirsebom; H. O. U. Fynbo; A. Jokinen; M. Madurga; K. Riisager.; A. Saastamoinen; O. Tengblad; J. Äysto

2013-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

413

Generalized beta prior models on fraction defective in reliability test planning  

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In many reliability analyses, the probability of obtaining a defective unit in a production process should not be considered constant even though the process is stable and in control. Engineering experience or previous data of similar or related products ... Keywords: 62N03, 62N05, Average producer and consumer risks, Generalized beta distribution, Maximum entropy prior, Quantiles, Reliability demonstration sampling plan, Shifted exponential distribution

Arturo J. Fernández; Carlos J. Pérez-González

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

FINAL REPORT  

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FINAL REPORT AEC-ERDA Research Contract AT (11-1) 2174 Columbia University's Nevis Laboratories "Research in Neutron Velocity Spectroscopy" James RainwatGr DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency Thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or

415

Lidar Report  

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This report provides an overview of the LiDAR acquisition methodology employed by Woolpert on the 2009 USDA - Savannah River LiDAR Site Project. LiDAR system parameters and flight and equipment information is also included. The LiDAR data acquisition was executed in ten sessions from February 21 through final reflights on March 2, 2009; using two Leica ALS50-II 150kHz Multi-pulse enabled LiDAR Systems. Specific details about the ALS50-II systems are included in Section 4 of this report.

Wollpert.

2009-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Discovery of the magnetic field in the pulsating B star beta Cephei  

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Although the star itself is not He enriched, the periodicity and the variability in the UV wind lines of the pulsating B1 IV star beta Cep are similar to what is observed in magnetic He-peculiar B stars, suggesting that beta Cep is magnetic. We searched for a magnetic field using spectropolarimetry. From UV spectroscopy, we analysed the wind variability and investigated the correlation with the magnetic data. Using 130 time-resolved circular polarisation spectra, obtained with the MuSiCoS spectropolarimeter at the 2m TBL from 1998 until 2005, we applied the least-squares deconvolution method on the Stokes V spectra and derived the longitudinal component of the integrated magnetic field over the visible hemisphere of the star. We performed a period analysis on the magnetic data and on EW measurements of UV wind lines obtained over 17 years. We also analysed the short- and long-term radial velocity variations, which are due to the pulsations and the 90-year binary motion. beta Cep hosts a sinusoidally varying m...

Henrichs, H F; Verdugo, E; Schnerr, R S; Neiner, C; Donati, J -F; Catala, C; Shorlin, S L S; Wade, G A; Veen, P M; Nichols, J S; Damen, E M F; Talavera, A; Hill, G M; Kaper, L; Tijani, A M; Geers, V C; Wiersema, K; Plaggenborg, B; Rygl, K L J

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The {beta}-Decay Properties of Scissors Mode 1{sup +} States in {sup 164}Er  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The beta decay properties of collective I{sup {pi}}K = 1{sup +}1 states in doubly even deformed {sup 164}Er nuclei are investigated in the framework of the rotational invariant random-phase approximation. It is shown that an essential decrease of the rate of the allowed {beta}-decay to the excited 1{sup +}-states as compared with that to the ground state may be due to the orbital nature of the states. The model Hamiltonian includes restoring rotational invariance of the deformed single particle Hamiltonian forces and the spin-spin interactions. The analytical expressions for the Gamov-Teller (G-T) and Fermi (F) decay matrix elements are derived. The single-particle energies were obtained from the Warsaw deformed Woods-Saxon potential with deformation parameter {delta}{sub 2} = 0.24. The numerical results for {beta}{sup +} transition from {sup 164}Tm to {sup 164}Er indicate the importance of using rotational invariant Hamiltonian to explain experimental data.

Yildirim, Z.; Kuliev, A.; Ozkan, S. [Sakarya University, Department of Physics, 54100, Sakarya (Turkey); Guliyev, E. [Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences, H. Cavid Avenue 33, Baku (Azerbaijan); Institut fur Kernphysik, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Darmstadt (Germany)

2008-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

418

Apparatus for reading two-dimensional electrophoretograms containing. beta. -ray-emitting labeled compounds  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An apparatus and method for electronically reading planar two-dimensional ..beta..-ray emitter-labeled gel electrophoretograms. A single, flat rectangular multiwire proportional chamber is placed in close proximity to the gel and the assembly placed in an intense uniform magnetic field disposed in a perpendicular manner to the rectangular face of the proportional chamber. Beta rays emitted in the direction of the proportional chamber are caused to execute helical motions which substantially preserve knowledge the coordinates of their origin in the gel. Perpendicularly oriented, parallel wire, parallel plane cathodes electronically sense the location of the ..beta..-rays from ionization generated thereby in a detection gas coupled with an electron avalanche effect resulting from the action of a parallel wire anode located therebetween. A scintillator permits the present apparatus to be rendered insensitive when signals are generated from cosmic rays incident on the proportional chamber. Resolution for concentrations of radioactive compounds in the gel exceeds 700-..mu..m. The apparatus and method of the present invention represent a significant improvement over conventional autoradiographic techniques in dynamic range, linearity and sensitivity of data collection. A concentration and position map for gel electrophoretograms having significant concentrations of labeled compounds and/or highly radioactive labeling nuclides can generally be obtained in less than one hour.

Anderson, H.L.; Kinnison, W.W.; Lillberg, J.W.

1985-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

419

Apparatus and method for reading two-dimensional electrophoretograms containing .beta.-ray-emitting labeled compounds  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Apparatus and method for electronically reading planar two dimensional .beta.-ray emitter-labeled gel electrophoretograms. A single, flat rectangular multiwire proportional chamber is placed in close proximity to the gel and the assembly placed in an intense uniform magnetic field disposed in a perpendicular manner to the rectangular face of the proportional chamber. Beta rays emitted in the direction of the proportional chamber are caused to execute helical motions which substantially preserve knowledge of the coordinates of their origin in the gel. Perpendicularly oriented, parallel wire, parallel plane cathodes electronically sense the location of the .beta.-rays from ionization generated thereby in a detection gas coupled with an electron avalanche effect resulting from the action of a parallel wire anode located therebetween. A scintillator permits the present apparatus to be rendered insensitive when signals are generated from cosmic rays incident on the proportional chamber. Resolution for concentrations of radioactive compounds in the gel exceeds 700 .mu.m. The apparatus and method of the present invention represent a significant improvement over conventional autoradiographic techniques in dynamic range, linearity and sensitivity of data collection. A concentration and position map for gel electrophoretograms having significant concentrations of labeled compounds and/or highly radioactive labeling nuclides can generally be obtained in less than one hour.

Anderson, Herbert L. (Santa Fe, NM); Kinnison, W. Wayne (Los Alamos, NM); Lillberg, John W. (Los Alamos, NM)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Hydration characteristics of tricalcium aluminate phase in mixes containing {beta}-hemihydate and phosphogypsum  

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The tricalcium aluminte phase was prepared from pure chemicals on a laboratory scale. Five mixes were formulated from the prepared C{sub 3}A phase, {beta}-hemihydate, phosphogypsum, calcium hydroxide and quartz. Different mixes were hydrated at various time intervals, namely, 6, 24, 72 and 168 h. The kinetics of hydration was measured from chemically combined water and combined lime contents. The phase compositions and microstructures of the hydrated products were studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), differential thermal analysis (DTA)/TG, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques and FT-IR spectroscopy. This work aimed to study the effect of partial to full substitution of phosphogypsum by {beta}-hemihydate on the hydration characteristics and microstructures of tricalcium aluminte phase. The results showed that the combined lime slightly increases with the increase of amounts of phosphogypsum. The XRD patterns showed the increase in the intensities of monosulphate and different forms of calcium aluminate (C{sub 4}AH{sub 13} and C{sub 4}AH{sub 19}) with phosphogypsum content. Ettringite is less stable than monosulphoaluminate, so it transformed into monosulpho-aluminate after 24 h, which persisted up to 168 h. The mechanism of the hydration process of C{sub 3}A phase in the presence of phosphogypsum proceeds in a similar path as with {beta}-hemihydate. Phosphogypsum reacts with C{sub 3}A in the presence of Ca(OH){sub 2} forming sulphoaluminate hydrates, which are responsible for setting regulation in cementitious system.

Radwan, M.M. [National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo (Egypt); Heikal, M. [Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Zagazig University, Benha Branch, Benha (Egypt)]. E-mail: ayaheikal@hotmail.com

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Solar neutrino-electron scattering as background limitation for double beta decay  

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The background on double beta decay searches due to elastic electron scattering of solar neutrinos of all double beta emitters with Q-value larger than 2 MeV is calculated, taking into account survival probability and flux uncertainties of solar neutrinos. This work determines the background level to be [1-2]E-7 counts /keV/kg/yr, depending on the precise Q-value of the double beta emitter. It is also shown that the background level increases dramatically if going to lower Q-values. Furthermore, studies are done for various detector systems under consideration for next generation experiments. It was found that experiments based on loaded liquid scintillator have to expect a higher background. Within the given nuclear matrix element uncertainties any approach exploring the normal hierarchy has to face this irreducible background, which is a limitation on the minimal achievable background for purely calorimetric approaches. Large scale liquid scintillator experiments might encounter this problem already while exploring the inverted hierarchy. Potential caveats by using more sophisticated experimental setups are also discussed.

N. F. de Barros; K. Zuber

2011-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

422

Impact of MHD Equilibrium Input Variations on the High-Beta Stability Boundaries of NSTX  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Ideal MHD stability limits of anticipated plasma configurations for the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) [Ono, M., et al., Nucl. Fusion 40 (2000) 557] and the dependence on the parameters defining the MHD equilibrium are evaluated. The study provides a quantitative computational evaluation of the stability limit variations induced by changes to the equilibrium of NSTX high-beta plasmas. The analysis is based on a reference free-boundary equilibrium with beta = 41.5%, monotonic safety factor q profile, and broad pressure profile p. On this reference target local variation of the plasma boundary, safety factor q, and pressure p profiles are imposed. Localized inflection of the outboard plasma boundary, produced by near-field effects from poloidal shaping field coils, weaken the stability due to the destabilization of high-n ballooning modes. Variation of the q profile at different radial location can also degrade stability. Both experimental profiles from existing tokamaks and spherical torus machines and profiles generated from transport modeling of anticipated neutral-beam-heated plasmas are used. Degraded stability is found at increasing pressure peaking factor due to the destabilization of n = 1 kink/ballooning modes. Direct access to the second region of stability is found in certain configurations and, for the entire set of variations considered, the lower calculated beta-limits values are still in the range of 20.0% without considering the stabilizing effect of the passive conducting structures.

F. Paoletti; S.A. Sabbagh; J. Manickam; J. Menard; R.J. Akers; D. Gates; S.M. Kaye; L. Lao

2001-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

423

Activation of the human beta interferon gene by the adenovirus type 12 E1B gene  

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The transcription of endogenous beta interferon mRNA was activated in human embryo kidney (HEK) cells infected with adenovirus 12 (Ad12) but was activated only inefficiently or not at all in HEK cells infected with Ad5 and rc-1 (Ad5 dl312 containing the Ad12 E1A region). The analysis with Ad12 mutants showed that Ad12 E1B products, especially the 19K protein, were important for the expression of the endogenous beta interferon gene and Ad12 E1A products were not involved in the expression. The expression of exogeneously transfected pIFN-CAT (a hybrid plasmid having the human beta interferon promoter fused with the CAT gene) was activated in HEK and chicken embryo fibroblast (CEF) cells infected with either Ad12 or Ad5. The analysis of cotransfection of CEF cells with pIFN-CAT and plasmids containing fragments of Ad12 or Ad5 DNA showed that Ad12 or Ad5 E1B (possibly the 19K protein) was and E1A was not involved in the expression of the exogenous pIFN-CAT.

Shiroki, K.; Toth, M.

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

First search for double-beta decay of 184Os and 192Os  

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A search for double-beta decay of osmium has been realized for the first time with the help of an ultra-low background HPGe gamma detector at the underground Gran Sasso National Laboratories of the INFN (Italy). After 2741 h of data taking with a 173 g ultra-pure osmium sample limits on double-beta processes in 184Os have been established at the level of T_{1/2} about 10^{14}-10^{17} yr. Possible resonant double-electron captures in 184Os were searched for with a sensitivity T_{1/2} about 10^{16} yr. A half-life limit T_{1/2} > 5.3 10^{19} yr was set for the double-beta decay of 192Os to the first excited level of 192Pt. The radiopurity of the osmium sample has been investigated and radionuclides 137Cs, 185Os and 207Bi were detected in the sample, while activities of 40K, 60Co, 226Ra and 232Th were limited at the mBq/kg level.

P. Belli; R. Bernabei; F. Cappella; R. Cerulli; F. A. Danevich; S. d'Angelo; A. Di Marco; A. Incicchitti; G. P. Kovtun; N. G. Kovtun; M. Laubenstein; D. V. Poda; O. G. Polischuk; A. P. Shcherban; V. I. Tretyak

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

425

The Structural Basis of [beta]-Peptide-Specific Cleavage by the Serine Protease Cyanophycinase  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Cyanophycin, or poly-L-Asp-multi-L-Arg, is a non-ribosomally synthesized peptidic polymer that is used for nitrogen storage by cyanobacteria and other select eubacteria. Upon synthesis, it self-associates to form insoluble granules, the degradation of which is uniquely catalyzed by a carboxy-terminal-specific protease, cyanophycinase. We have determined the structure of cyanophycinase from the freshwater cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 at 1.5-{angstrom} resolution, showing that the structure is dimeric, with individual protomers resembling aspartyl dipeptidase. Kinetic characterization of the enzyme demonstrates that the enzyme displays Michaelis-Menten kinetics with a k{sub cat} of 16.5 s{sup -1} and a k{sub cat}/K{sub M} of 7.5 x 10{sup -6} M{sup -1} s{sup -1}. Site-directed mutagenesis experiments confirm that cyanophycinase is a serine protease and that Gln101, Asp172, Gln173, Arg178, Arg180 and Arg183, which form a conserved pocket adjacent to the catalytic Ser132, are functionally critical residues. Modeling indicates that cyanophycinase binds the {beta}-Asp-Arg dipeptide residue immediately N-terminal to the scissile bond in an extended conformation in this pocket, primarily recognizing this penultimate {beta}-Asp-Arg residue of the polymeric chain. Because binding and catalysis depend on substrate features unique to {beta}-linked aspartyl peptides, cyanophycinase is able to act within the cytosol without non-specific cleavage events disrupting essential cellular processes.

Law, Adrienne M.; Lai, Sandy W.S.; Tavares, John; Kimber, Matthew S.; (Guelph)

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

PARSII - New Reports and Reports With New Reporting Folder Location  

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PARSII - New Reports and Reports With New Reporting Folder Location Page 1 of 3 as of 1242011 Report Name Previous Location New Location Brief Description Multi-Project or Single...

427

Models of Tropical Cyclone Wind Distribution and Beta-Effect Propagation for Application to Tropical Cyclone Track Forecasting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A model of the tangential wind speed in the outer regions of tropical cyclones is proposed based on approximate conservation of angular momentum. The purpose is to derive an operationally useful model of the beta-effect propagation (BEP), which ...

Lester E. Carr III; Russell L. Elsberry

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Nonlinear Normal Mode Initialization of a Limited-Area Model: Inclusion of All Beta Terms in the Linearized Model Equations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A nonlinear normal mode initialization method with all of the beta terms included in the linearized model equations is formulated for a limited-area model. It is the extension of an earlier method examining the sensitivity of nonlinear normal ...

S. J. Bijlsma

1991-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Effects of Mean Flow Direction on Energy, Isotropy, and Coherence of Baroclinically Unstable Beta-Plane Geostrophic Turbulence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The effects of mean flow direction on statistically steady, baroclinically unstable, beta-plane quasigeostrophic (QG) turbulence are examined in a two-layer numerical model. The turbulence is forced by an imposed, horizontally homogeneous, ...

Brian K. Arbic; Glenn R. Flierl

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Formation of Jets through Mixing and Forcing of Potential Vorticity: Analysis and Parameterization of Beta-Plane Turbulence  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Formation of multiple jets in forced beta-plane turbulence is studied from the perspective of nonuniform nonconservative arrangement of potential vorticity (PV). Numerical simulations are analyzed to show that mixing and forcing reinforce jets by ...

Noboru Nakamura; Da Zhu

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Activity report  

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This report is aimed to show the author's activities to support the LDRD. The title is 'Investigation of the Double-C Behavior in the Pu-Ga Time-Temperature-Transformation Diagram' The sections are: (1) Sample Holder Test; (2) Calculation of x-ray diffraction patterns; (3) Literature search and preparing publications; (4) Tasks Required for APS Experiments; and (5) Communications.

Yu, S W

2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

432

Lack of Radiation Dose or Quality Dependence of Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) Mediated by Transforming Growth Factor {beta}  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a phenotype that alters cell morphology, disrupts morphogenesis, and increases motility. Our prior studies have shown that the progeny of human mammary epithelial cells (HMECs) irradiated with 2 Gy undergoes transforming growth factor {beta} (TGF-{beta})-mediated EMT. In this study we determined whether radiation dose or quality affected TGF-{beta}-mediated EMT. Methods and Materials: HMECs were cultured on tissue culture plastic or in Matrigel (BD Biosciences, San Jose, CA) and exposed to low or high linear energy transfer (LET) and TGF-{beta} (400 pg/mL). Image analysis was used to measure membrane-associated E-cadherin, a marker of functional epithelia, or fibronectin, a product of mesenchymal cells, as a function of radiation dose and quality. Results: E-cadherin was reduced in TGF-{beta}-treated cells irradiated with low-LET radiation doses between 0.03 and 2 Gy compared with untreated, unirradiated cells or TGF-{beta} treatment alone. The radiation quality dependence of TGF-{beta}-mediated EMT was determined by use of 1 GeV/amu (gigaelectron volt / atomic mass unit) {sup 56}Fe ion particles at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Space Radiation Laboratory. On the basis of the relative biological effectiveness of 2 for {sup 56}Fe ion particles' clonogenic survival, TGF-{beta}-treated HMECs were irradiated with equitoxic 1-Gy {sup 56}Fe ion or 2-Gy {sup 137}Cs radiation in monolayer. Furthermore, TGF-{beta}-treated HMECs irradiated with either high- or low-LET radiation exhibited similar loss of E-cadherin and gain of fibronectin and resulted in similar large, poorly organized colonies when embedded in Matrigel. Moreover, the progeny of HMECs exposed to different fluences of {sup 56}Fe ion underwent TGF-{beta}-mediated EMT even when only one-third of the cells were directly traversed by the particle. Conclusions: Thus TGF-{beta}-mediated EMT, like other non-targeted radiation effects, is neither radiation dose nor quality dependent at the doses examined.

Andarawewa, Kumari L.; Costes, Sylvain V. [Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States); Fernandez-Garcia, Ignacio [Department of Radiation Oncology, NYU Langone School of Medicine, New York, NY (United States); Chou, William S. [Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, NYU Langone School of Medicine, New York, NY (United States); Ravani, Shraddha A.; Park, Howard [Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States); Barcellos-Hoff, Mary Helen, E-mail: mhbarcellos-hoff@nyumc.or [Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, NYU Langone School of Medicine, New York, NY (United States)

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Site Environmental Report for 2005 Volume I and Volume II  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Analyte Gross beta Location* Chicken Creek Field Blank S.I.Canyon Field Blank N. Fork Strawberry Creek Gross beta 69-beta Location* Chicken Creek East Canyon S.I. Conventional Field

Ruggieri, Michael

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

PARSII - New Reports and Reports With New Reporting Folder Location  

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

PARSII - New Reports and Reports With New Reporting Folder Location PARSII - New Reports and Reports With New Reporting Folder Location Page 1 of 3 as of 1/24/2011 Report Name Previous Location New Location Brief Description Multi-Project or Single Project Report 2A Project Summary by Program PARS Reports Monthly Reports All active projects listing Pre/Post CD-2 $ and #'s including RYG status. Multi-Project 3A Red-Yellow Project Status Report PARS Reports Monthly Reports For every project that has been assessed by the OECM Analyst as being either Red or Yellow a worksheet is created that includes the OECM Analyst's written assessment of the project. The FPD, Site and Contractor with its EVM Certification Status are listed in the report. All appropriate EVM metrics, TPC values and CD approved dates as of the current OA Status Date are a part of the report.

435

T-632: Google Chrome OS before R12 0.12.433.38 Beta Update | Department of  

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

32: Google Chrome OS before R12 0.12.433.38 Beta Update 32: Google Chrome OS before R12 0.12.433.38 Beta Update T-632: Google Chrome OS before R12 0.12.433.38 Beta Update May 31, 2011 - 2:00pm Addthis PROBLEM: Unspecified vulnerability in the dbugs package in Google Chrome OS before R12 0.12.433.38 Beta has unknown impact and attack vectors. The Chrome OS Beta channel has announced an updated to R12 release 0.12.433.38 features of Chrome 12 Beta include, new trackpad, new flash player and several stability and functional improvements over the previous releases. PLATFORM: Products Affected By CVE-2011-2171: Google Chrome OS (Previous Releases) ABSTRACT: CVE-2011-2171 addresses unspecified vulnerabilities in the dbugs package of Google Chrome OS. Prior versions of Google Chrome can be fixed by updating to the current release. Information and content related to this CVE was

436

Abundance analysis of prime B-type targets for asteroseismology I. Nitrogen excess in slowly-rotating beta Cephei stars  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the results of a detailed NLTE abundance study of nine beta Cephei stars, all of them being prime targets for theoretical modelling: gamma Peg, delta Cet, nu Eri, beta CMa, xi1 CMa, V836 Cen, V2052 Oph, beta Cep and DD (12) Lac. The following chemical elements are considered: He, C, N, O, Mg, Al, Si, S and Fe. Our abundance analysis is based on a large number of time-resolved, high-resolution optical spectra covering in most cases the entire oscillation cycle of the stars. Nitrogen is found to be enhanced by up to 0.6 dex in four stars, three of which have severe constraints on their equatorial rotational velocity, \\Omega R, from seismic or line-profile variation studies: beta Cep (\\Omega R~26 km/s), V2052 Oph (\\Omega R~56 km/s), delta Cet (\\Omega R field and briefly discuss recent theoretical work pointing to the occurrence of diffusion effects in beta Cephei stars possibly capable of altering the nitrogen surface abundance. On the other hand, the abundances of all the other chemical elements considered are, within the errors, indistinguishable from the values found for OB dwarfs in the solar neighbourhood. Despite the mild nitrogen excess observed in some objects, we thus find no evidence for a significantly higher photospheric metal content in the studied beta Cephei stars compared to non-pulsating B-type stars of similar characteristics.

T. Morel; K. Butler; C. Aerts; C. Neiner; M. Briquet

2006-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

437

Some Comments Concerning the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: The Performance of the European Union  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons, ICJ Reports 1996,Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapon case. 9 Some participants inthe Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons, Advisory Opinion, ICJ

Perez Bernardez Pérez Bernárdez, Carmela

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Site Environmental Report for 2003, Volume 2  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Split Blank A-69 Gross beta Field Blank ENV-75 Tritium FieldCreek (UC) Gross beta Chicken Creek Field Blank N. Forkbeta 69-Storm Drain Manhole Chicken Creek East Canyon Field

Pauer, Ron

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Professional Report  

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St. James Oil St. James Oil Corporation St. James Oil Corporation Phone 949.461.5210 25431 Cabot Road, Suite 107 Fax 949.461.5215 Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Final Technical Report Title Page The Use of Acid Stimulation for Restoring to Production Shut-in Oil Fields Grant Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FG26-03NT 15432 Prepared by Richard C. Russell, Project Director PAGE 1 OF 22 St. James Oil Corporation The Use of Acid Stimulation for Restoring to Production Shut-in Oil Fields Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information,

440

Informal Report  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

W-^^ LA-8034-MS ^ - W-^^ LA-8034-MS ^ - - ^ / Informal Report "c o O o -*-* "co > Specific Heat and Thermal Conductivity of Explosives, Mixtures, and Plastic-Bonded Explosives Determined Experimentally \mm ^ts\ LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY Post Office Box 1663 Los Alamos. New Mexico 87545 DISTR!DU7irM o r TdiS BGGbT.lENT IS UNLIMITED DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency Thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately

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441

Final Report  

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Final Final Report to Improved Reservoir Access Through Refracture Treatments in Tight Gas Sands and Gas Shales 07122-41.FINAL June 2013 PI Mukul M. Sharma The University of Texas at Austin 200 E. Dean Keeton St. Stop C0300 Austin, Texas 78712 (512) 471---3257 msharma@mail.utexas.edu LEGAL NOTICE This report was prepared by The University of Texas at Austin as an account of work sponsored by the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America, RPSEA. Neither RPSEA members of RPSEA, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, nor any person acting on behalf of any of the entities: a. MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WITH RESPECT TO ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS DOCUMENT, OR THAT THE

442

Report Cover  

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

Implementation of the Department of Implementation of the Department of Energy's Beryllium-Associated Worker Registry DOE/IG-0726 April 2006 REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S BERYLLIUM-ASSOCIATED WORKER REGISTRY TABLE OF CONTENTS Implementation of Beryllium Registry Details of Finding 1 Recommendations and Comments 4 Appendices 1. Objective, Scope, and Methodology 6 2. Prior Audit Report 9 3. Management Comments 10 Implementation of Beryllium Registry Page 1 Details of Finding Maintenance and The data in the Department of Energy's (Department) Beryllium- Use of Registry Associated Worker Registry (Registry) was neither complete nor fully accurate. Further, the Department had not used the Registry to evaluate health effects of beryllium exposure or the prevalence

443

AEROSOL ANALYSIS FOR THE REGIONAL AIR POLLUTION STUDY - FINAL REPORT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

as measured by the beta gauge prior to the field sampling.field sites. The program within the laboratory involved the determination of total mass by a beta-

Jaklevic, J.M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Confirmatory Survey Report for the Quehanna Decommissioning Project, Karthaus, PA  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The survey activities consisted of visual inspections and radiological surveys including beta and gamma surface scans and surface beta activity measurements.

W. C. Adams

2007-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

445

Ford/ERDA sodium--sulfur battery development, Phase II. Progress report No. 22, July 1--July 31, 1977  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Specific results in the areas of container and seal development, development of ceramic electrolyte and seal technology, and cell fabrication and testing are reported. Mo foil withstood corrosion by polysulfides at 400/sup 0/C well. Thermal expansion and elasticity coefficients were determined for ..beta..''-alumina. Capacity yields and life characteristics are tabulated. 1 figure, 6 tables. (RWR)

Topouzian, A.

1977-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Electronic and magnetic phase diagram of [Beta]Fe[subscript1.01]Se with superconductivity at 36.7 K under pressure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The discovery of new high-temperature superconductors based on FeAs has led to a new 'gold rush' in high-T{sub C} superconductivity. All of the new superconductors share the same common structural motif of FeAs layers and reach T{sub C} values up to 55 K. Recently, superconductivity has been reported in FeSe, which has the same iron pnictide layer structure, but without separating layers. Here, we report the magnetic and electronic phase diagram of {beta}-Fe{sub 1.01}Se as a function of temperature and pressure. The superconducting transition temperature increases from 8.5 to 36.7 K under an applied pressure of 8.9 GPa. It then decreases at higher pressures. A marked change in volume is observed at the same time as T{sub C} rises, owing to a collapse of the separation between the Fe{sub 2}Se{sub 2} layers. No static magnetic ordering is observed for the whole p-T phase diagram. We also report that at higher pressures (starting around 7 GPa and completed at 38 GPa), Fe{sub 1.01}Se transforms to a hexagonal NiAs-type structure and exhibits non-magnetic behavior.

Medvedev, S.; McQueen, T.M.; Troyan, I.A.; Palasyuk, T.; Eremets, M.I.; Cava, R.J.; Naghavi, S.; Casper, F.; Ksenofontov, V.; Wortmann, G.; Felser, C.; (Paderborn); (MXPL-M); (Mainz); (Princeton)

2010-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

447

NETL: PPII - Topical Reports  

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Topical Reports Power Plant Improvement Initiative (PPII) Topical Reports Topical Report 26: Mercury Control Demonstration Projects - (February 2008) PDF-1.2MB This report...

448

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449

Report: Communications  

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

COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNICATIONS Background In September 2006, the Environmental Management Advisory Board (EMAB) issued a report to the Assistant Secretary that contained recommendations pertaining to communications. These recommendations were approved and implemented to varying degrees. Recommendation 2006-06: Establish a permanent position to provide the needed communications role in the Office of the Assistant Secretary. Recommendation 2006-07: Incorporate communications into all aspects of decision-making. Recommendation 2006-08: Incorporate a communications element or standard to performance appraisal plans for key managers, especially field managers. Recommendation 2006-09: Measure the effectiveness of current communications tools.

450

Final Report  

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In December of 2004, upon hearing of the DOE decision to terminate this grant, a no-cost extension was requested to allow us to expend residual funds from the 2004 calendar year. These funds have been used to support MR-CAT staff as we transition to other funding. As of this writing, the funds have been expended. Over the past four years of DOE operations funding, MR-CAT has become one of the most productive sectors at the Advanced Photon Source. This report will list the overall accomplishments of the collaboration during the time of DOE funding.

Segre, Carlo, Ph.D.

2005-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

451

Professional Report  

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J. Thijssen, LLC P: 206 229 6882 J. Thijssen, LLC P: 206 229 6882 4910 163 rd Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052 e: jant@jthijssen.com The Impact of Future Diesel Fuel Specifications and Engine Emissions Standards on SOFC Final Report Date: June 29, 2004 Prepared for: US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory Contract Number: DE-AM26-99FT40465; Task NT50909; Sub- Task 19 Table of Contents Table of Contents ..........................................................................................................................a Executive Summary....................................................................................................................... I Diesel Fuel Specification Trends Until 2010 .................................................................................

452

Operational air sampling report. [Semiannual report], January 1--June 30, 1993  

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Nevada Test Site vertical shaft and tunnel events generate beta/gamma fission products. This report discusses the REECo air sampling program which is designed to measure these radionuclides at various facilities supporting these events. The current testing moratorium and closure of the Decontamination Facility has decreased the scope of the program significantly. Of the 243 air samples collected in the only active tunnel complex, none showed any airborne fission products. Tritiated water vapor concentrations were very similar to previously reported levels. The 246 air samples collected at the Area-6 decontamination bays and laundry were again well below any Derived Air Concentration calculation standard. Laboratory analyses of these samples were negative for any airborne fission products.

Lyons, C.L.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Optical spectra and electronic band structure calculations of {beta}'-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}RSO{sub 3} (R=CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}, CHFCF{sub 2} and CHF) : changing electronic properties by chemical tuning of the counterion.  

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We report the polarized infrared reflectance spectra, optical conductivity, and electronic band structure of metallic {beta}{prime}-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CHFSO{sub 3} and compare our results with those of the {beta}{prime}-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CH{sub 2}CF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} superconductor and the {beta}{prime}-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CHFCF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} metal/insulator material. We discuss the electronic structure of these organic molecular solids in terms of band structure, many-body effects, and disorder. On the basis of spectral similarities between the superconductor and metallic salts and structural differences in the anion pocket of all three, we conclude that the unusual electronic excitations observed in the {beta}{prime}-(ET){sub 2}SF{sub 5}CHFCF{sub 2}SO{sub 3} metal/insulator material are not caused by electron correlation but are due to disorder-related localization.

Jones, B. R.; Olejniczak, I.; Dong, J.; Pigos, J. M.; Zhu, Z.; Garlach, A. D.; Musfeldt, J. L.; Koo, H.-J.; Whangbo, M.-H.; Schlueter, J. A.; Ward, B. H.; Morales, E.; Kini, A. M.; Winter, R. W.; Mohtasham, J.; Gard, G. L.; State Univ. of New York at Binghamton; North Carolina State Univ.; Portland State Univ.

2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

Comparative Study of Different {beta}-Radiation Doses for Preventing Pterygium Recurrence  

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Purpose: To compare the pterygium recurrence rates after treatment with two different {beta}-radiation doses. Methods and Materials: A total of 84 patients with a mean age of 63.0 {+-} 10.3 years (men, 48 eyes, and women, 47 eyes) and initially treated with {beta}-radiation after pterygium excision were recruited. The mean follow-up period was 49.9 {+-} 51.3 months. The patients were assigned to two dose groups: a high-dose (40 Gy) or a low-dose (20 Gy) group. The statistical significance of differences in patient age, pterygium size, and interval between surgery and radiotherapy were analyzed in the 20-Gy group using the Cox proportional hazard model at p < .05. Results: The high- and low-dose groups included 28 and 67 eyes, respectively. Pterygia recurred in 11 eyes, all in the low-dose group. The interval between surgery and radiotherapy was not a significant predictor of recurrence. Smaller pterygia had a lower risk of recurrence than pterygia that had encroached the pupillary area (pterygium located within one-third of the corneal radius from the limbus, corrected hazard ratio [HR], 0.069; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.006-0.766; p = .030; pterygium extending beyond one-third of the corneal radius, corrected HR, 0.188; 95% CI, 0.018-0.696; p = 0.019; and pterygium reaching the pupillary area, corrected HR, 0.184; 95% CI, 0.036-0.929; p = .040). Older age was marginally significant as a negative predictor of recurrence (HR, 0.943; 95% CI, 0.887-1.003; p = .061). No scleromalacia developed during the follow-up period. Conclusions: {beta}-Radiation at 40 Gy was more efficacious than at 20 Gy in preventing pterygium recurrence without scleromalacia development, particularly for large-size pterygia and those in young patients.

Yamada, Takayuki, E-mail: tyamada-oph@umin.ac.jp [Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima (Japan); Mochizuki, Hideki [Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima (Japan); Ue, Takahiro [Department of Ophthalmology, Hiroshima Red Cross and Atomic Bomb Survivors Hospital, Hiroshima (Japan); Kiuchi, Yoshiaki [Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima (Japan); Takahashi, Yasuhiro [Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Aichi Medical University School of Medicine, Aichi (Japan); Oinaka, Matsuyoshi [Department of Ophthalmology, Hiroshima Red Cross and Atomic Bomb Survivors Hospital, Hiroshima (Japan)

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

Combining and comparing neutrinoless double beta decay experiments using different nuclei  

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We perform a global fit of the most relevant neutrinoless double beta decay experiments within the standard model with massive Majorana neutrinos. Using Bayesian inference makes it possible to take into account the theoretical uncertainties on the nuclear matrix elements in a fully consistent way. First, we analyze the data used to claim the observation of neutrinoless double beta decay in Ge-76, and find strong evidence (according to Jeffrey's scale) for a peak in the spectrum and moderate evidence for that the peak is actually close to the energy expected for the neutrinoless decay. We also find a significantly larger statistical error than the original analysis, which we include in the comparison with other data. Then, we statistically test the consistency between this claim with that of recent measurements using Xe-136. We find that the two data sets are about 40 to 80 times more probable under the assumption that they are inconsistent, depending on the nuclear matrix element uncertainties and the prior on the smallest neutrino mass. Hence, there is moderate to strong evidence of incompatibility, and for equal prior probabilities the posterior probability of compatibility is between 1.3% and 2.5%. If one, despite such evidence for incompatibility, combines the two data sets, we find that the total evidence of neutrinoless double beta decay is negligible. If one ignores the claim, there is weak evidence against the existence of the decay. We also perform approximate frequentist tests of compatibility for fixed ratios of the nuclear matrix elements, as well as of the no signal hypothesis. Generalization to other sets of experiments as well as other mechanisms mediating the decay is possible.

Johannes Bergstrom

2012-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

456

INFORMAL REPORT  

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q?% q?% LA-5031 -MS INFORMAL REPORT krs $ 1 0 s N o t e on Inverse Bremsstrahlung in Strong E!ect:omGgnetic c;alPl I j a l a m o s scientific laboratory of the University of California LOS A L A M O S , NEW MEXICO 8 7 5 4 4 U N I T E D S T A T E S A T O M I C E N E R G Y C O M M I S S I O N a This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. Neither the United States nor the United States Atomic Energy Commission, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contrac- tors, subcontractors, or their employees, makes any warranty, express or im- plied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, com- pleteness or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process dis- closed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

457

Termination Report  

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The results of this project include: (1) Development of econometrically estimated marginal abatement and associated production curves describing response of agricultural and forestry emissions/sink/offsets enhancements for use in integrated assessments. Curves were developed that reflected agricultural, and forestry production of traditional commodities, carbon and other greenhouse gas offsets and biofuels given signals of general commodity demand, and carbon and energy prices. (2) Integration of the non-dynamic curves from (1) into a version of the PNNL SGM integrated assessment model was done in cooperation with Dr. Ronald Sands at PNNL. The results were reported at the second DOE conference on sequestration in the paper listed and the abstract is in Annex B of this report. (3) Alternative agricultural sequestration estimates were developed in conjunction with personnel at Colorado State University using CENTURY and analyses can operate under the use of agricultural soil carbon data from either the EPIC or CENTURY models. (4) A major effort was devoted to understanding the possible role and applicable actions from agriculture. (5) Work was done with EPA and EIA to update the biofuel data and assumptions resulting in some now emerging results showing the criticality of biofuel assumptions.

Bruce McCarl and Dhazngilly

2004-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

458

MILLIMETER IMAGING OF THE {beta} PICTORIS DEBRIS DISK: EVIDENCE FOR A PLANETESIMAL BELT  

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We present observations at 1.3 mm wavelength of the {beta} Pictoris debris disk with beam size 4.''3 x 2.''6 (83 x 50 AU) from the Submillimeter Array. The emission shows two peaks separated by {approx}7'' along the disk plane, which we interpret as a highly inclined dust ring or belt. A simple model constrains the belt center to 94 {+-} 8 AU, close to the prominent break in slope of the optical scattered light. We identify this region as the location of the main reservoir of dust-producing planetesimals in the disk.

Wilner, David J.; Andrews, Sean M. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Hughes, A. Meredith [Department of Astronomy, 601 Campbell Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Highly stable beta-class carbonic anhydrases useful in carbon capture systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The present disclosure relates to .beta.-class carbonic anhydrase polypeptides having improved properties including increased thermostability and/or stability in the presence of amine compounds, ammonia, or carbonate ion. The present disclosure also provides formulations and uses of the polypeptides for accelerating the absorption of carbon dioxide from a gas stream into a solution as well as for the release of the absorbed carbon dioxide for further treatment and/or sequestering. Also provided are polynucleotides encoding the carbonic anhydrase polypeptides and host cells capable of expressing them.

Alvizo, Oscar; Benoit, Mike; Novick, Scott

2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

460

Highly stable beta-class carbonic anhydrases useful in carbon capture systems  

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The present disclosure relates to .beta.-class carbonic anhydrase polypeptides having improved properties including increased thermostability and/or stability in the presence of amine compounds, ammonia, or carbonate ion. The present disclosure also provides formulations and uses of the polypeptides for accelerating the absorption of carbon dioxide from a gas stream into a solution as well as for the release of the absorbed carbon dioxide for further treatment and/or sequestering. Also provided are polynucleotides encoding the carbonic anhydrase polypeptides and host cells capable of expressing them.

Alvizo, Oscar; Benoit, Michael R; Novick, Scott J

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Vibrationally coherent crossing and coupling of electronic states during internal conversion in beta-carotene  

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Coupling of nuclear and electronic degrees of freedom mediates energy flow in molecules after optical excitation. The associated coherent dynamics in polyatomic systems, however, remain experimentally unexplored. Here, we combined transient absorption spectroscopy with electronic population control to reveal nuclear wavepacket dynamics during the S2-S1 internal conversion in beta-carotene. We show that passage through a conical intersection is vibrationally coherent and thereby provides direct feedback on the role of different vibrational coordinates in the breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation.

Liebel, Matz; Kukura, Philipp

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Optimizing the green-field beta beam: Small versus large theta_13  

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We discuss the optimization of a green-field beta beam in terms of baseline, boost factor, luminosity, and isotope pair used. We identify two qualitatively different cases: theta_13 not discovered at the time a decision has to be made (theta_13 small), and theta_13 discovered at that time (theta_13 large). For small theta_13, it turns out that the obtainable sensitivity is essentially a matter of the effort one is willing to spend. For large theta_13, however, one can find clear optimization criteria, and one can use the information on theta_13 obtained until then.

Walter Winter

2008-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

463

Large Hadron Collider probe of supersymmetric neutrinoless double beta decay mechanism.  

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ar X iv :0 90 2. 46 97 v1 [ he p- ph ] 26 Fe b 2 00 9 CAVENDISH-HEP-2009-03, DAMTP-2009-15, DO-TH-09/01 Large Hadron Collider probe of supersymmetric neutrinoless double beta decay mechanism B. C. Allanach? DAMTP, University of Cambridge... how data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) can favor or disfavor the latter possibility. The experimental observations of neutrino oscillations has lead to the realization that at least two of the three known neutrinos have masses [5]. Thus...

Allanach, B C; Kom, C H; Pas, H

464

Sintering of beta-type alumina bodies using alpha-alumina encapsulation  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method of sintering a shaped green, beta-type alumina body comprising: (A) inserting said body into an open chamber prepared by exposing the interior surface of a container consisting essentially of at least about 50 weight percent of alpha-alumina and a remainder of other refractory material to a sodium oxide or sodium oxide producing environment; (B) sealing the chamber; and heating the chamber with the shaped body encapsulated therein to a temperature and for a time necessary to sinter said body to the desired density. The encapsulation chamber prepared as described above is also claimed.

McEntire, Bryan J. (Salt Lake City, UT); Virkar, Anil V. (Midvale, UT)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Vortices and Rossby-wave radiation on the beta-plane  

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on the beta-plane, to use a more fluid-dynamical language. This equation is @ @t (r 2 #0; R#0;2 ) + J( ,r2 ) + #12;@ @x = 0, (1.1) where the x and y axes are eastward and northward respectively, is the two- dimensional streamfunction, R the Rossby radius... of deformation, #12; the planetary 7 1#1;Introduction vorticity gradient and J the Jacobian. The Rossby radius of deformation, R = (gD) 1 2 f , (1.2) is a measure of the relative importance of vortex stretching and planetary vorticity. In this expression, L is a...

Llewellyn Smith, Stefan

1996-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

466

Comparative tests of isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections to superallowed 0+-to-0+ nuclear beta decay  

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We present a test with which to evaluate the calculated isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections to superallowed 0+-to-0+ nuclear beta decay. The test is based on the corrected experimental Ft values being required to satisfy conservation of the vector current (CVC). When applied to six sets of published calculations, the test demonstrates quantitatively that only one set -- the one based on the shell model with Saxon-Woods radial wave functions -- provides satisfactory agreement with CVC. This test can easily be applied to any sets of calculated correction terms that are produced in future.

Towner, I S

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Low-energy structure of 61Mn populated following $\\beta$ decay of 61Cr  

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$\\beta$ decay of the $^{61}$Cr$_{37}$ ground state has been studied. A new half-life of 233 +/- 11 ms has been deduced, and seven delayed $\\gamma$ rays have been assigned to the daughter, $^{61}$Mn$_{36}$. The low-energy level structure of $^{61}$Mn$_{36}$ is similar to that of the less neutron-rich $^{57,59}$Mn nuclei. The odd-A $_{25}$Mn isotopes follow the systematic trend in the yrast states of the even-even, Z + 1 $_{26}$Fe isotopes, and not that of the Z - 1 $_{24}$Cr isotopes, where a possible onset of collectivity has been suggested to occur already at N = 36.

Crawford, H L; Berryman, J S; Broda, R; Fornal, B; Hoffman, C R; Hoteling, N; Janssens, R V F; Lenzi, S M; Pereira, J; Stoker, J B; Tabor, S L; Walters, W B; Wang, X; Zhu, S

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

468

Boiling and condensation processes in the Cerro Prieto beta reservoir under exploitation  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The deep Cerro Prieto (Baja California, Mexico) beta reservoir is offset vertically by the southwest-northeast trending, normal H fault. Under exploitation pressures in the upthrown block have decreased strongly resulting in boiling and high-enthalpy production fluids. Significant differences in fluid chemical and isotopic compositions are observed in the two parts of the reservoir and particularly in an anomalous zone associated with the H fault. These differences result from intense boiling and adiabatic steam condensation, as well as from leakage of overlying cooler water along the fault.

Truesdell, A. (Truesdell (Alfred), Menlo Park, CA (United States)); Manon, A.; Quijano, L. (Comision Federal de Electricidad, Morelia (Mexico)); Coplen, T. (Geological Survey, Reston, VA (United States)); Lippmann, M. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

Manipulating a Neutrino Spectrum to Maximize the Physics Potential from a Low Energy Beta Beam  

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Proposed low energy beta beam facilities would be capable of producing intense beams of neutrinos (anti-neutrinos) with well defined spectra. We present analytic expressions and numerical results which accurately show how the total neutrino flux reaching the detector depends on the geometry of the source and the detector. Several authors have proposed measurements which require using different flux shapes. We show that detectors of different sizes and shapes will receive neutrino fluxes with different spectral shapes, and that the spectral shape will also be different in different regions of the same detector. Our findings also show that for certain measurements systematic uncertainties and run time can be reduced.

Philip S. Amanik; Gail C. McLaughlin

2007-02-20T23:59:59.000Z

470

SANDIA REPORT  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

2-2137 * U 2-2137 * U C - 7 0 5 Unlimited Release Printed September 1994 EXODUS II: A Finite Element Data Model Larry A. Schoof, Victor R. Yarberry Prepared by Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 and LIvermore, California 94550 for the United States Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited 0Jff*BUT»0» Or THIS DOCUMFW IS UNLIRIITrp Issued by Sandia National Laboratories, operated for the United States Department of Energy by Sandia Corporation. NOTICE: This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Govern- ment nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors, or their employees, makes any warranty, express

471

CIP Report  

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

Featured in this month's issue of The Featured in this month's issue of The CIP Report are Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. SCADA systems monitor and control the processes of many of our Nation's infrastructures. fle security and safety of transportation, water, communications, and many other vital parts of our everyday lives all rely on SCADA systems. In this issue we look at some of the difierent SCADA systems and their applications. fle Thrst article provides an overview of George Mason University's research on SCADA systems. flis research focuses on railroad transportation and Positive Train Control systems. fle second article discusses the Energy Sector's response to cyber threats and the efiorts to secure their control systems. An article from Mississippi State

472

Trip Report  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

Site A/Plot M, Cook County, Illinois Site A/Plot M, Cook County, Illinois May 2013 Page 1 2013 Inspection and Annual Site Status Report for the Site A/Plot M, Cook County, Illinois Decontamination and Decommissioning Program Site Summary Site A/Plot M was inspected on April 10, 2013. The site, located within a county forest preserve with significant tree and grass cover, was in good condition. No cause for a follow-up inspection was identified. Erosion on top of the grass covered mound at Plot M continues to be a concern. Bike traffic produces ruts which if left unfixed grow and threaten the protectiveness of the soil cover on top of the mound. In 2010 ANL personnel repaired two areas at Plot M by filling in the ruts with clean top soil and re-seeding. In 2012, additional repairs were made by ANL personnel. Three-

473

Termination Report  

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OAK-B135 The results produced by this project include: (1) Development of econometrically estimated marginal abatement and associated production curves describing response of agricultural and forestry emissions/sink/offsets enhancements for use in integrated assessments. Curves were developed that reflected agricultural, and forestry production of traditional commodities, carbon and other greenhouse gas offsets and biofuels given signals of general commodity demand, and carbon and energy prices. This work was done jointly with Dr. Ronald Sands at PNNL. A paper from this is forthcoming as follows Gillig, D., B.A. McCarl, and R.D. Sands, ''In